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They came, they browsed and, in a lot of cases, they bought. It was the annual Greenhills community yard sale with lots of treasurers scattered throughout the village and in the Greenhills Community Presbyterian Church. -FULL STORY AND PHOTOS, A3

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To make room for our high school football preview this week we moved the columns by Father Lou Guntzelman and Rita Heikenfeld. You can find them starting on page A6 this week.

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First glance at football

Quarterback Denzel Larkin throws during football practice held at Mount Healthy High School July 22. Read more about the Fighting Owls and other area football teams in the Hilltop Press football preview section, B1.

Finneytown church helps spruce up community

Former mayor takes on domestic violence in book By Rob Dowdy

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They donned green T-shirts, grabbed paint brushes and hedge trimmers, and got down to work. More than 200 volunteers from Northminster and Wyoming Presbyterian churches teamed up for Northminster’s annual Connect project Aug. 14. “This is our third year of working in the community as a mission church,” said Connect organizer Laurie Laning. “Our goal is to share the love of Christ through hands-on service to our communities.” The volunteers cheerfully spent the Saturday morning painting and doing a bit of landscaping at Finneytown High School and Whitaker Elementary School. “We’ve developed a wonderful relationship with Northminster in recent years,” said Mike Morgan, Finneytown district maintenance supervisor. “They bring in teams of people who can do more on a Saturday morning than two custodians are able to do.” Jean and Bill Hawkins of Springfield Township said they were happy to help out painting Finneytown High School restroom doors a bright blue. “We have the time and we like to help out,” Jean Hawkins said. Another team headed to College Hill Fundamental Academy to

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“It’s about helping others,” said Rich Humason, a Springfield Township resident and Northminster member who volunteered along with his daughter, Lisa. “We get to help out and show others what God is all about while we’re working.” While pulling weeds at Finneytown High School may not have been the 14-year-old’s top chore choice, Lisa admitted it wasn’t all bad working alongside her dad. “It’s a way to help,” she said. “And, it’s kind of fun.”

Stephanie Summerow calls domestic violence a “silent killer,” and her new foray into writing deals with the subject head-on. Summerow’s “Perpetuating the Perpetrator: I Love Me Better Than That” details an abusive relationship through its conclusion. She said the non-fiction book is based on the relationship of someone she knows. “We have millions and millions of people suffering in silence,” Summerow said. Summerow, a Forest Park resident and former mayor, said she began to consider writing a book about five years ago and once she put pen to paper, the 65-page book was quickly completed. She said she hopes to inspire both victims of domestic violence, and those committing domestic violence, to seek help. Summerow said the book also provides lessons and guidelines to follow for readers who may have questions about abusive relationships. “There is help. You don’t have to suffer in silence,” she said.

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Lisa Humason, 14, and her dad, Rich, took their assigned duties sitting down. They were among the 250 volunteers assembled Aug. 14 for the Northminster Presbyterian Church Connect project. The duo was assigned to pull weeds and spruce up the grounds at Finneytown High School. help teachers prepare their classrooms for opening day. “I went to school here so it was really fun to be able to come back and help out,” said John Zimmerman of Springfield Township. The Connect volunteers were eagerly welcomed by school staff and Principal Barbara Gordon as they tackled the 35 classrooms. Other volunteers were assigned to Reading and Lockland schools, Springfield Township parks and to residents who needed help with minor home repairs.

Springfield Township trustees are considering adding interior inspections of rental property to the property maintenance code. “We’ve made no decisions and will have several public hearings before taking any action,” said Trustee Joe Honerlaw. Chris Gilbert, assistant administrator, said the township’s current property maintenance code only addresses exterior conditions. “We will continue to do the research needed before making a decision,” said Trustee Gwen McFarlin. “My biggest concern is providing standards to ensure the safety and quality of life for our residents.” Honerlaw said there will be two public hearings on the maintenance code change. “We want to hear from our residents and rental property owners before taking any action,” he said. No dates for those hearings have been scheduled.


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Pillich town hall meeting elicits veterans’ concerns By Rob Dowdy

State Rep. Connie Pillich wants to be a champion of

veteran concerns for the state, and that means taking on constituent concerns head-on. Pillich (D - Montgomery)


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did just that during a recent town hall meeting at Forest Park council chambers centered around veteran services. Approximately 20 local residents, many of whom were veterans, listened as Pillich gave a brief legislative update before passing the microphone to Daniel Eakins, program coordinator for the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, and Emer-


Emerald Hernandez and Daniel Eakins, both of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, answer questions from local veterans during a recent town hall meeting hosted by State Rep. Connie Pillich. ald Hernandez, legislative liaison for the department. Both noted increased

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funding for veterans associations and more attention being paid to veterans services. Several audience members asked questions, typically about difficulties faced when filing a claim for services and the range of benefits available. Eakins said veterans services don’t have a strong history in the state, so he expected plenty of those questions. “There’s a lot of skepticism,” he said, adding the state is working to change that perception. Allen Petts, Finneytown resident and member of Disabled American Veterans,

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The NCH Alumni Association is celebrating its annual Casual Get Together from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 24. It will be at the Brownsway VFW with a mixer from 8-10 p.m. and music from 10 p.m. until midnight. The cost is $15 reserved and $20 the night of the event. It includes beer, soft drinks, pretzels and chips. Cocktails will be available at a cash bar. Attendees can bring additional snacks. There will be raffle prizes and high school memorabilia on display. Send a self-addressed envelope to Linda Thinnes Braunwart, 6831 Richard Ave., Cincinnati 45224. Along with a check, include the year of graduation, maiden name and e-mail address. Grads also can take a tour




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The Mount Airy Civic Club annual steak fry will be Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Little Flower ball field, Little Flower and VanLeunen avenues. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes steak or chicken, salads, green beans, rolls, coffee, soft drinks and beer. There will be raffles with prizes ranging from $50 to $200.

Branching out

The Hamilton County Park District is accepting orders for the 2010 native tree sale. A wide variety of trees and shrubs are available, and the deadline to order is Sept. 10. Trees can be picked up Sept. 18 at Farbach Werner Nature Preserve in Colerain Township and Sharon Woods in Sharonville. The trees and shrubs sold are locally grown from regionally collected seed. Planting trees and shrubs in the fall allows time for them to establish a healthy root system before the winter season. Supplies are limited and tree availability is subject to change. Trees and shrubs are $25 each. For more information, call 923-3665.

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attended the meeting and said he left with questions unanswered. “I wanted more information,” he said. Petts said his issues deal mostly with getting more local options to assist Hamilton County veterans. Eakins said the frustration is “understandable,” and work is being done to tighten up the process of filing claims. Pillich, who listened for most of the meeting, said “strong progress” has been made, but there’s more work to be done. “We need to do everything we can to support our military families,” she said.


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August 25, 2010


Bargain hunters prowl Greenhills yard sales By Heidi Fallon


Ben Treinen came all the way from Columbus to check out the bargains at the Greenhills community yard sale Aug. 14. The former village resident was also helping his mom, Terri.


Viola Rook, Springfield Township, arranges the display of purses she was selling at the Greenhills community yard sale Aug. 14.

They came, they browsed and, in a lot of cases, they bought. It was the annual Greenhills community yard sale with lots of treasurers scattered throughout the village and in the Greenhills Community Presbyterian Church. Sponsored by the village historical society, the Aug. 14 event attracted people like Melissa Comeaux. “I’ve already bought a

couple of adorable vases,” the Greenhills woman said while browsing at the indoor market in the church. Barbara Scholles said she was thrilled with a toy she found for a “bargain price.” “This is my first time,”

the Springfield Township woman said. “But it won’t be my last. This is so much fun.” Terri Treinen, a society member, said all the proceeds from the event will be used to fund the museum housed in the community building.

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NCH cools off at community picnic By Heidi Fallon


Courtney Chaney, 8, left, and Gabrielle Smith, 10, found the water spray a fun way to keep cool during the North College Hill community picnic Aug. 14 at Pies Park.

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Despite the thermometer, North College Hill residents enjoyed the seventh annual community picnic, Aug. 14. With the city swimming pool closed for a second summer due to the school construction project, the city’s recreation department opted for Pies Park for this year’s festivities. “We’re hoping that next year we can move the picnic back to the pool area,” said Dennis Jones, recreation director. Even without the pool, attendees managed to stay cool with a variety of sprinklers and water


Albert Long, 6, employed both a towel and a cold beverage to keep cool at the North College Hill community picnic. The annual event is sponsored by the city’s recreation department. sprays courtesy of the city’s fire department. A hose was hooked up to a nearby fire hydrant to provide a steady stream of refreshing water.

“I think even with the heat wave, everyone enjoyed the afternoon,” said Maureen Mason, a city councilmember and picnic volunteer.


Alaria Long, 10, and her brother, Almar, 4, check out the inflatable fun house at the North College Hill community picnic Aug. 14. Untangling a water hose took the efforts of, from left, Maureen Mason, North College Hill councilmember; Dennis Jones, recreation director; and North College Hill Fire Department Lt. Jermaine Caldwell.


Orien Stokes makes sure the grill is hot enough to start cooking up burgers at the North College Hill community picnic Aug. 14 at Pies Park.

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The Mount Healthy City School District had two open house nights in its new elementary buildings so students could see their new digs before the first day of school Aug. 18. The district consolidated five elementary schools into two new buildings for efficiency and to save operating costs.


Larry Wentz puts second graders though their paces in the new North Elementary gymnasium.

Crystal Wilson, Brittany Davis, Starla Wright and Juanyae Wright check a class list at South Elementary School during the open house.

The Mount Healthy City School District had two open house nights in its new elementary buildings so students could see their new digs before the first day of school Aug. 18. First grader D’Asia Yarbrough meets her teacher, Dawn Springer in her new classroom during the open house.

Juanyae Wright collects his books in Michael Burdett's fifth grade classroom.

Summer’s over

It’s that time of year when students are once again forced to wake up early, catch the bus and start the school year. Summer is officially over for Winton Woods City Schools students, as the district has opened each of its schools. The district has a staggered start date for its various grades, meaning grades two, three, five, seven and nine began school Wednesday, Aug. 18, while the remaining grades started the following day. Here’s a look at the first day of school at Winton Woods Elementary School and Winton Woods Primary North.


Third-grader Deyonce Dangerfield is all smiles just moments before starting the first day of school.

Winton Woods Elementary School third-graders Genevieve Lilly (left) and Makayla Adams prepare to start the school year.

Winton Woods Primary North School secondgrader Derek Hooten double checks his classroom assignment before starting the school day.

Third-grader Arris Ferry exits her bus and prepares for the first day of the new school year.

Winton Woods Elementary third-grader Allen Donegan carries his school supplies off the bus on the first day of school.

Athletic eligibility rules change for middle schoolers By Jennie Key

Middle school student athletes will find grades matter more this year Seventh and eighth graders will be required to pass a minimum of five courses of all subjects taken in the preceding grading period. The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) has adopted new scholarship standards for students in grades seven and eight which went into effect Aug. 1. Middle school athletic directors

are working to make sure parents understand the changes. At Colerain Middle School, athletic director Vicki Zeinner said the change actually makes determining eligibility more simple. “Before, it was 75 percent of the classes in the prior quarter,” she said. “So, you had to figure it out for each student’s schedule. This is straight across the board. A student has to pass five classes in the prior quarter.” Zeinner says she thinks the change is good for student athletes.

“This raises the bar for our athletes,” she said. “And there is help available for students who need it.” Zeinner said students can get tutoring or participate in study tables to make sure they stay eligible. A student enrolled in the first grading period after advancement from the eighth grade must have passed a minimum of five of all subjects carried the preceding grading period in which the student was enrolled. A student enrolling in the seventh grade for the first time will

be eligible for the first grading period regardless of previous academic achievement. From this point on, in order to be eligible, a student in grade seven or eight must be currently enrolled in school during the immediately preceding grading period and received passing grades during that grading period in a minimum of five of those subjects in which the student received grades. For students taking just five courses, there will be no margin for error, as failing even one course will cause a student to be

ineligible for a grading period. All subjects in which the student will receive a grade or a Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory will count. If a student is taking three electives in a grading period, each of the grades in those subjects would count toward this standard. Zeinner is encouraging parents to look at their children’s schedules closely. “If your student is scheduled for two study halls in the same quarter, you might want to call the counselor,” she said.


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August 25, 2010

Silence frightens but has so much to say

“The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me.” So stated Blaise Pascal, famed philosopher, scientist, mathematician and writer about the vastness of the universe. Notice it was not the sheer size of “these infinite

spaces” that amazed him. It was their silence that terrified him. The gaping stillness of a night sky can remind us of our human solitude. For so many, noise and busyness are familiar; solitude and silence frighten us.

Theologian Nicholas Lash writes, “I have a suspicion that one reason why some scientists seem so keen to suppose that somewhere, in some vastly distant region, there must be that which we could recognize as ‘living,’ and as

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capable of communicating with us … Meeting them would give us company and diminish our terrifying isolation.” He could have a point. Our fear of silence and solitude is confirmed when we recall how even early Greeks and Romans populated the distant skies with spirits, deities and astrological animals. Horoscope readers today find solace in the belief that the stars and planets are really entities concerned about us and our fate. Why do we dislike silence so much? One reason is we fear looking at all that is within us. We’re masters at avoiding confrontation with who we really are and what’s going on in our depths. True, our advances in technology can be extremely helpful in conversing with another and transacting our businesses. But at other times technology is like the Trojan horse that delivered a hidden enemy within the camp. Technology has already given us multiple ways to avoid silence: radio, TV, computers, cell phones, internet, games, e-mails,



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p l a c e where the quality of Father Lou the silence Guntzelman changes. In this Perspectives m o r e peaceful place we are mostly with our self, and with God. This apparently empty space of silence is actually indescribably full. Then it is that we discover that eloquent silence is not an absence, but a presence; not boring but refreshing; not stressful but serene. Author Pico Iyer describes this serenity found in silence: “Eloquent silence is that enchanted place where space is cleared, time subsides, and the horizon expands. “In silence, we often say, we can hear ourselves think; but what is truer to say is that in silence we can hear ourselves not think, and so sink below our selves into a place far deeper than mere thought allows. In silence, we might better say, we can hear someone else think.” As the heat and humidity moderate in late summer and autumn, nature calls us more insistently to come away for awhile from expressways, malls and crowds – and like the great host that she is – invites us to revel in her silence. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

For so many, noise and busyness are familiar; solitude and silence frighten us. text-messaging, etc. We can go to bed with music or TV and awake to the same. Want to avoid silence? There’s an app for that. An old paradoxical saying claims that the cure for loneliness is solitude. For when we have conquered solitude’s fear, we discover we are not alone. Bringing a temporary halt to our hurrying and doing permits us to tap into our conversations with ourselves within. Dr. James Hollis notes, “The chief pathology of our time is the capacity of the world to distract us from this conversation.” Psychological observations have proven that the three places we can come to know ourselves the best are marriage, psychotherapy and silence. Our first tries at bringing more silence into our lives can be agitating. We become anxious, feeling weird at doing this, and checking the time to see when our time is up so we can get on to better things. Actually, we have to go through the frightening silence to come to the eloquent silence. After working our way through the scary part of silence, we come to an inner

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August 25, 2010


Save some summer vegetables for autumn soups There are certain soups that transcend trendy and become real heirloom favorites. The soup recipes I’m sharing today fit those criteria. They are the ones that are my most popular. Now I know it may be too hot to make them now, but tuck these jewels away – autumn isn’t far away!

Rita’s 30-minute vegetable soup

One of my most requested recipes, this is a favorite with kids and adults. Also, throw in any stray vegetables lurking in the fridge. Ditto with extra cooked pasta or rice. And if your family doesn’t like spicy soup, use regular canned diced tomatoes. Pass plenty of cheddar or Parmesan. l pound lean ground beef: sirloin or ground round 1 generous cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon garlic 1 jar, 20-30 oz. chunky garden style pasta sauce 2 cans beef broth Water to taste (start with 1 soup can of water and go from there) 1 can, 10 oz., chopped

tomatoes and chilies 1 pound or so frozen m i x e d vegetab l e s , thawed if Rita you have Heikenfeld time Several Rita’s kitchen handfuls any fresh greens (opt.) Cheddar or Parmesan for garnish Sauté meat, onion and garlic together in large stockpot. “Sauté” simply means browning the meat with the onion and garlic. Drain any fat. Now add everything else but the greens. If you have the 30 oz. jar of pasta sauce, add almost all but taste before adding the rest. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes or until veggies are tender. Toss in greens and cook until just wilted, about a minute more.

Tony Palazzolo’s version of Frisch’s vegetable soup

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very close to Frisch’s,” wrote Tony, an Anderson Township reader. The last time I made this, I used about a pound of frozen mixed vegetables for the peas, corn, beans and lima beans. I also omitted the fresh carrots, since carrots were included in the frozen mixed vegetables. I used quick cooking barley and brown rice, as well. 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup onion, diced ⁄2 cup each diced: carrots, celery 1 ⁄2 cup each frozen vegetables: peas, corn, cut green beans, baby lima beans (can use canned baby limas) 1 can, 14.5 oz, diced tomatoes with juice 2 quarts beef broth 1 quart water 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each thyme, garlic powder 3 ⁄4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup potato, diced 1 ⁄4 cup pearl barley 1 ⁄4 cup long grain rice Salt to taste 1

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THE EDITOR Litter bugs

I enjoy reading the Hilltop Press in Forest Park. Very informative in sports and surrounding areas. I especially loved the column “Whether city or suburbs, litter bugs everyone,” (Aug. 11) especially me. I live on Waycross Road in Forest Park. I am constantly picking up bottles, paper, McDonald’s bags, etc., across the street from me, where there is a school. I think Ms. Barb WristonRuddy’s column should have been on the front page, highlighting the part that says “Place a bag in your …” I’m always picking up litter at parks. Is it so hard for people to walk a few extra steps and dispose of litter properly? This column is so great, I feel it should be in every newspaper in Ohio. Litter should not be a billion dollar clean-up cost for the United States. A great big “thank you” to Ms. Barb Wriston-Ruddy for this litter bugs everyone column. It still should be published monthly or weekly in every newspaper till people everywhere read it. Maybe it will click some day. Every point she stated is true. Valerie Zoladz Waycross Road Forest Park


School’s in

Winton Woods Elementary School Principal Kendell Dorsey ushers students off the bus on their first day of school. For more photos see page A5.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What do you think about Kentucky Speedway getting a NASCAR Sprint Cup event for 2011? Do you plan to attend? “I think it is great that the Kentucky Speedway is getting a NASCAR Sprint Cup. Although car racing is not my favorite sport and do not plan to attend, I know many people who enjoy the sport. Anything that brings business to our area is a positive thing and wish the Speedway the best!” K. “Absolutely awesome for this region! Will be a great money producer. While I have never been to a NASCAR race, this is close enough that I might just go. I hear the people watching is spectacular!” L.D. “I think it is great. The only thing being another attraction going across the river. I don't think I will be attending any races, my ears just could not stand the roar of the cars. Good luck to KY.” L.S. “I will probably not be attend-

This week’s question Tri-County Mall has joined Newport on the Levee and is now requiring teens to have an adult escort after 4 p.m. on weekends. Do you support the idea? Why or why not? Every week the Hilltop Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. ing (too many people), however I think this is great. It puts us on the NASCAR map and will give a boost to the economy. It's so exciting.” C.S. “I think it's great and long overdue. Although I'm not a big NASCAR fan, I do appreciate what such a race will do for the economy. I probably will not attend but might watch if it's on TV.” B.N. “Good for them, but no, I won't be going. Not a big race fan. In fact, not a race fan at all.” M.S.

Enjoy gemutlichkeit of Oktoberfest The Germania Society’s Oktoberfest was the first in the region and is therefore “The Original Cincinnati Oktoberfest.” The idea for Oktoberfest originated from a brainstorming session after Oktoberfest Balls were held in 1965 and 1966. In the summer of 1971, a committee was formed for the purpose of developing a Munich-style, traditional Oktoberfest. A traditional-style Munich Oktoberfest was held at the Harvest Home Park in the city of Cheviot and began with a parade down Harrison Avenue. The Oktoberfest featured rides, German food and drinks, a petting zoo and entertainment, including a performance by German shepherds and a horse show. In 1969, the Germania Society purchased land on West Kemper Road in Colerain Township. The Germania Society built a park on the land and held the first Munich-style Oktoberfest at Germania Park in 1984. The 40th annual Germania Society Oktoberfest is being held on Aug. 27, Aug. 28 and Aug. 29. The Oktoberfest will have a variety of food, drink and activities for the entire family.

There will be three different kinds of homemade German dinners available in the Klubhaus. The pastry shop is selling sheet cakes, Ernst torts and deliSchwab cious Bavarian cream puffs. Community The ladies Press Guest auxiliary preColumnist pared 22,000 homemade sauerkraut balls for the Oktoberfest. On the wies’n, the food will include rotisserie chicken, brats, metts, curry/bierwurst, homemade German potato salad, cole slaw, mock turtle soup and many other traditional German foods. German and domestic beer, wine, schnapps, non-alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and water will be sold at the Oktoberfest. The biergarten also provides German food and beverages, and the Klubhaus has a fully stocked bar. There is a “Kiddie Korner,” rides and a petting zoo to ensure fun for children of all ages, in addition to clowns wandering

around the park and a magic show on Saturday and Sunday. The seventh annual tug-o-war competition, held on Sunday, always provides healthy competition between the German clubs, firefighters, Kelts and other organizations. There also will be live German bands and performances by the Germania Society Schuhplattlers, in addition to other German dance groups. Be sure to attend “The Original Cincinnati Oktoberfest” to enjoy the fun and gemutlichkeit of a traditional, German-style Oktoberfest. Admission is $3 per person, children ages 12 and under are free. Limited parking is available on the grounds, but free shuttle bus service is available from Pleasant Run Elementary School, 11765 Hamilton Ave., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, and Vinoklet Winery, 11069 Old Colerain Ave. For more information about the Oktoberfest, please visit the Germania Society website at Ernst Schwab has been the Germania Society of Cincinnati public relations representative since 1964.

New teachers

Pamela Terwilleger, left, and Angela Ross are new to the faculty at McAuley High School. Terwilleger holds two degrees from the College of Mount St. Joseph: a bachelor’s degree in math and business administration and a master’s degree in math education. She’s teaching Algebra II and Geometry. Ross joins the guidance department as a counselor. Ross holds a bachelor’s degree in middle childhood education from Xavier University and just completed a master’s degree in school counseling at the University of Cincinnati. PROVIDED

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Warriors confident going into season

By Chris Vogt

The Winton Woods High School football team already has given new head coach Andre Parker plenty of confidence heading into the 2010 season. Being defending state champions will do that. “We’re not going to change a thing with our program,” said Parker, a 1999 Winton Woods graduate. “We’re going to keep moving in the same direction we were moving before. The biggest thing we were able to do was get the whole coaching staff back.” Winton Woods downed Maple Heights 42-12 in the Division II state championship during former coach Troy Everhart’s final season with the program last year. He helped the Warriors finish 13-2 before heading to the University of Cincinnati. Everhart coached for 11 seasons at Winton Woods. Winton Woods lost only


Winton Woods welcomes new head coach Andre Parker, shown at a Friday, July 30, practice.


Winton Woods quarterback Thomas Owens will lead the Warriors in 2010. to Division I teams Moeller and Anderson last season. “The kids believe, and they’ve taken a step for-

Winton Woods game days Aug. 27 @ Elder – 8:15 p.m. Sept. 3 @ Withrow Sept. 10 Fairfield Sept. 17 Bishop Watterson Sept. 24 @ Walnut Hills Oct. 1 Harrison

Oct. 8 Loveland Oct. 15 @ Milford Oct. 21 Anderson Oct. 29 @ Glen Este All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

ward as far as moving on,” Parker said. The Warriors graduated their main threat from 2009 – their running backs. Two of those players were Jeremiah Goins, who rushed for 2,141 yards and 24 touchdowns, and Dominique Brown, who logged 1,998 yards and 32 touchdowns. “Each year is going to be different,” Parker said. “Of course your job as a high

school coach is to fit to your personnel. We have similar kids coming through year in and year out. The names have changed, but hopefully that’s all that changed this year. Each player is a little bit different, but that’s expected.” The Warriors are young on both sides of the ball. They’ll return eight players on defense and three on offense.

Senior Thomas Owens will take the snaps at quarterback. Owens has seen plenty of starting action throughout his career at Winton Woods. Junior Aaron Kemper, who recently broke the program’s squat record, will be the Warriors’ main running back. “We are a very young offense, but as far as being young, we are very athletic,” Parker said. “Coming into the season and during the summer, we believe our offense will click at around (week) 3 or 4. We’ve progressed really well.” Parker said the defense is supposed to be the team’s strongest asset. “They know their expectations,” Parker said of his defense. “They’re talented and they know how to lead. They’ve been around leaders.” Parker said to keep an eye on Anderson, which not only beat Winton Woods but also won the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye a season ago. “We need to continue to do the things we work on,” Parker said. “My mindset right now is keeping the team together and keeping them focused. Our goal is to stay where we are or get above that.”

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Romell Key Cory Webber Rodney Lofton Gary Underwood Marcus Murphy Thomas Owens Raheem Elston Harrison Butler Dominic Bell Keno Hollins Zhock Mason Jullian Barnett Antonio Sweeney Jules Ferguson Antonio Poole Austin Mitchell Marcus Jackson Marques Graves Zach Bomar Zaunte Dyer Chuck Wynn Tyrone Capell Karon Poole Kawaun Coleman Chris Stalworth Mikes Stalworth Damarco Thomas Nick Grissom Aaron Kemper Steffon Rodgers Tyler Gist Chris Dillingham Stephen Tucker Demetrius Mason Johnathan Barwick Kyle Durrah Julian Ware Desmond Taylor Desmond Jarman Travis Coleman Curtist Gallaway Azell Mitchell Raheem Richardson Walter Richardson Harrison Reid Corrie Bennett Aaron Patton Greg McKenzie Rickard Carpenter

Bombers’ strong defense to lead team

By Jake Meyer

In 2009, the St. Xavier Bombers were Greater Catholic League South division champions, boasting a 3-0 conference record, but fell short of winning a state title, losing to Elder in the second round of the playoffs. Now, just a few years removed from an undefeated 2007 state championship season, the Bombers are hoping that a wide-open Greater Catholic League will lead them to a second con-

ST. XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL secutive conference title and a trip to Canton for the title game. The Bombers, who were 9-3 overall last season, return 10 starters from last year’s team, six of whom

play defense. It’s the defense, led by senior linebackers Steven Daniels and Sean Duggan, that will carry this team, according to head coach Steve Specht. “With four linebackers returning, the middle of our defense is strong,” Specht said. “Those guys proved last year that they can play football.” Daniels and Duggan, who have both received numerous scholarship offers from schools around the country, are joined on defense by fellow lineback-

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Jake Brodbeck Chris Gradone Seth Scherer Conor Hundley Bryson Albright David Braswell Jake Rumpke Marcus Hughes Steven Daniels Ian Rothan Sean Duggan Jack Frey Alexander Cussen Dylan Ellis Max James Nicholas Sullivan Nick Albers Thomas Klenk Ryan Kampbel Griffin Dolle Robert Doerger Alex Zuboski George Long Joe Mezher Nicholas Roemer Max Longi Timothy Mahoney Trey Sherman Sam Egbers George Thacker Kyle Millard Nicholas Barnett Daniel Braswell Christian Wojtaszek Samuel Burchenal Isaiah Waldon Spencer Stroube Alex Caudill

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Jalyn Sutton-Jackson Sean Ahern Andy Dorger Garrett Gilpin C.J. Hilliard Connor Buczek Kevin Bertelsen Jacob Sander Mark Williams Joe Neiser Kevin Reilly Will Washburn Brian Hawking Brian Daugherty Samuel Kissinger Trey Kilgore Max Danenhauer Conor Long Brian Douglas Tywn Wade Zachary Fleming Connor McCurren Braden Miller Michael Bossart Matt Kasson Andrew Westerbeck Michael Ziegler Nathaniel Gerbus Evan Prophit Xavier French Stephenson Swan E.J. Parchment Joseph Metz Patrick Barrett Lati Secker Gordon Marshall Alex Breen William Miller Lucas Kasson

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Patrick Ahern Jacob Martin Joseph Payton Cecil Walker Patrick Foy J.R. Sandhas Daniel DeTellem Brandyn Cook Daniel McCuen Will Piening Matthew Blevins Jonathan Cole Steven Smith Ryan Schneiber James Stall Bradley Mercer Jack Woodall Steven Siebert Nicholas Heflin Tom Spraul Kevin Milligan Ryan Brady Kyle Hartmann Evan Ballinger Neal Eckstein Michael Allen William Thurner Hank Rumpke Nick Ruch Leland Askew Alexander Jacob Robert Dorger David Becker Albert Powell Michael McIntyre John Schulcz Andrew Elsen Jeff Kuley

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ers Jake Rumpke, a senior, and Nathan Gerbus, a junior, as well as senior defensive back Connor Buczek. However, the offensive side of the ball has a few question marks as the Bombers must break in a new quarterback this season, replacing the graduated Luke Massa. That job falls to senior Nick Albers. Albers, a 6-foot-4 pocket passer, served as Massa’s backup in 2009 and, according to Specht, has separated himself from his competition in practice. Albers will be helped by a strong running back in junior Conor Hundley. Hundley led the GCL in rushing yardage as a sophomore in 2009, racking up more than 1,000 yards. The top receiving threat for St. Xavier is expected to be sophomore Kevin Milligan. Milligan caught nine passes for 136 yards as a freshman and will see much increased playing time this season. The Bombers are not alone in having some uncertainties heading into the 2010 season, as every GCL team has suffered significant losses from last season, including both Elder and Moeller who must also break in new quarterbacks. This uncertainty has lead to a wide-open race for the GCL title, and Specht is unsure who the favorite is to win the league. “I really don’t know (how the standings will look),” Specht said. “I think there are so many unknowns, you can take all four teams, put them in a hat and draw


Steve Specht, center, head football coach at St. Xavier High School talks with Jack Woodall, left, and Steven Daniels right during practice.

St. Xavier game days

Sept. 3 Indianapolis Cathedral, Ind. Sept. 10 St. Xavier, Ky. Sept. 17 @ Trinity Sept. 24 Moeller Oct. 1 @ Elder Oct. 8 @ La Salle Oct. 16 @ St. Edward – 2 p.m. Oct. 23 St. Ignatius – 2 p.m. All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. them and that could be how the GCL standings end up.” One thing is certain for the Bombers, and that is a very, very tough schedule. St. X opens us against Our Lady of Good Counsel from Washington, D.C., who finished 11-1 last season, in a game televised nationally by ESPN. In addition to the Bombers’ GCL opponents, St. X also plays two perennial powerhouses from Louisville, Trinity and St. Xavier, as well as two of the

best teams northern Ohio has to offer, in Lakewood St. Edward and Cleveland St. Woodall Ignatius. “We play a brutal schedule,” Specht said. “I tell the kids that the toughest team we play is the next team on the schedule.” For Specht, the expectations for the season deal not with wins and losses, but in less tangible goals like character, teamwork and effort. Specht said his biggest challenge is teaching his players how to work hard and transcend what they think they are capable of. “High school kids need to learn what hard work is,” Specht said. “Once that’s done, it’s about teaching them to break the glass ceiling and go above and beyond where they think they can go.”


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Football preview

August 25, 2010

Fighting Owls seeks to quiet critics

By Nick Dudukovich

The Mount Healthy Fighting Owls will use the 2010 season to prove that last year’s 7-4 record and ensuing playoff berth was no fluke. “I think teams feel like last

year was luck for us, and they feel like since we lost some seniors that we’re not going to be able to get where we were last year, but they’ve got a whole other thing coming,” middle linebacker Desmond Burton said. “We’re trying to work hard every day and we’re looking

On the Fighting Owls No. Name

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Richard Johnson Denzel Larkin Michael Tucker Eric Davis Demond Jackson Jeffrey Ford-Harris Logan Perdue Chas Duke Amanda Jeffries Mason Bolser Brent Gray Eric Pringle Tyree Elliott Jael Abernathy Cordel George Greg Green Dominic Shamel Tyrell Hines Chad Stamper Tracey Barnes Alex Mussen Creed Perdue Jemiah Tolbert Sadique’ Maynard Keonte Williams Antonio Watkins Tim Green Dominique Clendenning Desmond Burton

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Tristan Froehlich Cedrick Roseberry Darius McGrew Troy Richardson Jajaun Laster Anthony Cornist Julian Pettis Joseph Ingram Delancey Bryant Montez Lee Steffon Foster Jaylen Hunt Jermiah Miller Zachary Finnell Kewante Steele Richard Chappell Ty’rell Dixon Theodore Harris Eliishawan Johnson Devin Turney Mitchell Brantley Donald Adams-Baggett Brandon Bridenbaugh Tommy Cromwell Antonio Gray Joshua Denham Vince Turnage Jr. Akeem Walker Joel Heath Alphonzo Farmer

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better than I thought.” If the Fighting Owls are to return to win the Fort Ancient Valley Conference and return to the post season, Burton will be one of many impact players to lead the way. On offense, quarterback Denzel Larkin will be under center for Mount Healthy. Larkin will look to build off the 2009 season in which he completed 43 of 111 passing attempts. He was also a threat to run with the ball and rushed for 608 yards and seven touchdowns on 124 carries. “Denzel is a great kid with a good head on his shoulders and is very mature when it comes to football,” Fighting Owls coach Arvie Crouch said. “He doesn’t need to do too much; he just needs stay within himself.” Larkin should get plenty of more opportunities to carry the ball because Crouch plans to give opposing defenses a strong dose of the running game. “I’m a run guy,” Crouch said. “I like to control the game. As a former offensive line coach and now a head coach, I know what kind of damage an offensive line can to do demoralizing a team. If

MOUNT HEALTHY HIGH SCHOOL you can control the ball, it does a lot of things for you and puts a lot of things at your advantage.” The offensive game plans means that senior running back Tracey Barnes will get his fair share of carries as well. Last season, the senior rushed for 433 yards on 74 attempts, which averaged out to 5.9 yards per carry. Jemiah Tolbart will complement Barnes in the backfield. At 6 feet 2 inches and 250 pounds, Tolbart is a “pound-the-ball” type running back, while Barnes is quicker and more versatile. One of the guys clearing the way for Barnes and Tolbart will be left tackle Montez Lee. The lineman said he can’t wait to spring his teammates for six points. “It feels great when they score a touchdown, especial-

ly when I’m running down the sideline with them,” he said. When the Fighting Owls do drop back to pass, the squad will have Brent Gray and Vince Turnage to haul in passes. Described as “speed receivers,” the Fighting Owls hope the duo will be able to make plays after catching the ball. On defense, Arvie welcomes back only four starters, but doesn’t believe there has been a significant drop off in talent. “At this point, I think we’re better than we were last year, but we’re very inexperienced. We just got to keep playing hard, practicing hard and learning.” Burton will help call plays in his first season at middle linebacker. It’s a role he relishes after switching to the defensive side of the ball last season to play outside linebacker after playing running back the year before last. “I feel like I’ve got to step up more this year to be a better leader and that’s what I’m trying to do,” he said. “I like the leadership challenge; it’s getting me ready for the next level. I’ve never played the middle linebacker position

Lancers to set pace with explosive offense By Anthony Amorini

An experienced core of third-year starters led by quarterback Andrew Kum-

mer set the stage for what La Salle head coach Tom Grippa hopes will be an explosive, productive Lancer offense in 2010. Following a 5-5 season in

2009, Grippa and the seniorheavy Lancers are hoping for big things, starting with an improved record, this fall. “I like my team this year and I like our schedule,”

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Grippa said. “It’s tough but it could be a good Harbin (Rating) year for us.” Ohio’s Harbin Ratings is a computer rating system used to determine playoff qualifiers and seeds for the postseason. La Salle’s difficult schedule starts with a serious test in week one with a home game at noon Saturday, Aug. 28, against Lakota West (9-2, 7-0). Lakota West was a Division I playoff team in 2009 and are the defending cochampions of the Greater Miami Conference alongside Colerain (8-2, 7-0) “We will find out how good we are real quick,” Grippa said. However, Grippa is expecting to see fireworks from the start from his experienced offense, he said. Kummer led the Greater Catholic League with 1,863 yards as a junior while completing 153-of-298 passes with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Standing at 6foot-3, Kummer also rushed for 204 yards on 87 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground. “Drew has really improved a lot and he’s grown up quite a bit. He is way better than he was last year,” Grippa said of Kummer. “We have a senior quarterback and that’s always a good place to start for leadership. “We have a very good receiving corps, and I’m excited because all those guys are great athletes,” Grippa added. La Salle’s receiving corps is led by senior receivers Matt Woeste and Rodriguez Coleman and tight end Brett Wiebell. Woeste hauled in 35 receptions for 634 yards and five touchdowns as a junior with Coleman close behind at 30 receptions, 466 yards and six touchdowns. Also returning on offense are third-year starting seniors Matt Farrell, a running back, and Jessie Back, a guard. Back is verbally committed to Buffalo with Kum-

LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL mer verbally committed to Miami University. “Our offense has been looking sharp early,” Grippa said. “We struggled on offense the last few years but now those kids are seniors and they are ready to go.” Defensively, senior leaders Ben Ingle (SS/OLB) and Jayson Bresnen (MLB) are joined by fellow returning seniors Kyle Herth (DE), Andy Brown (MLB) and Zack Cox (CB). Ingle is verbally committed to Ball State. “They have a lot of emotion and fire. It’s the right attitude to play defense at La Salle,” Grippa said. “They are always prepared and we have a lot of tough kids on defense this year.” As for the always tough GCL South Division, three of La Salle’s final four games this fall are against St.

Mount Healthy Game days Aug. 27 Roger Bacon Sept. 3 Brebeuf Jesuit Prep, Ind. Sept. 10 Aiken Sept. 17 @ Little Miami - noon Sept. 24 @ Loveland Oct. 1 Northwest Oct. 8 @ Edgewood Oct. 15 Talawanda Oct. 22 @ Ross Oct. 29 Norwood All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. before, so stepping up and calling plays for the defense is a bigger role for me and I like that.” Burton will be accompanied on defense in the secondary by Sedique Manard and Tyrell Hines, while Zach Finnell and Joel Heath, who recently gave a verbal commitment to Michigan State University, should distract a lot of blockers on the defensive line. As for returning to the playoffs and improving upon last year’s 41-6 loss to Trotwood-Madison High School, Lee has a simple message. “Just look out for us,” he said. “We’ve got a target on our back now.” Arvie is also optimistic. “We’ve got some high expectations after going to the playoffs last year,” he said. “I think we have a good program installed and we’re still building, but I think we can win some games.”

La Salle Game days

Aug. 28 Lakota West – noon Sept. 3 Covington Catholic Sept. 9 @ Lakota East Sept. 17 Northwest, Ind. Sept. 24 @ Lima Senior Oct. 1 Walsh Jesuit Oct. 8 St. Xavier Oct. 15 Moeller Oct. 22 @ St. Francis De Sales Oct. 29 @ Elder All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Xavier (Oct. 8), Moeller (Oct. 15) and Elder (Oct. 29). All three of La Salle’s GCL South Division rivals made the playoffs in 2009 including St. Xavier (9-3, 3-0), Moeller (9-2, 2-1) and the 10-3 Elder squad which made a run to the Division I state semi-finals. “All four teams are pretty tough again. Moeller has a lot of talent coming back, St. X has some great linebackers and Elder is a little young but they have a huge offensive line,” Grippa said. “Matching up against those teams for us is going to be about our athletes versus their size. “I think we will have a real chance. This is a special group and I really love these seniors. They have paid the price to be champions,” Grippa added.

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Brandon Irby Tyler Juenke Daniel Isfort Marcus Greene Devon Steagall Drew Kummer Jordan Bueter Dominic Capano Matthew McGlasson Joe Pfiester Jimmy Powers Tyler Papania Zack Cox Ben Ingle Daniel Scott Alex Lohbeck Tyrin Nelson Max Barlag Antonio Nelson Matt Farrell Jake Rack Cameron Jones Jake Ventura Joe Burger Jayson Bresnen Andrew Brown Corey Shields Anthony Brewster George Welling Jordan Claytor

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Football preview

August 25, 2010

Seniors lead the way for NCH football

By Nick Dudukovich

The North College Hill High School football team will return almost every starter for the 2010 campaign as the Trojans try to match last y e a r ’ s accomplishments by running the table in the Miami Valley Conference. Baarendse The Trojans only lost five members of its roster to graduation from last year’s class and are looking for this season’s seniors to play a big role in the team’s success. “We feel excited about this season,” Trojan coach


Bruce Baarendse said. “Summer workouts have been great, and we certainly lost some good players from last year’s team, but we feel like we have some younger kids that are ready for prime time.” One player expected to contribute for the Trojans this season is reigning Hilltop Press Sportsman of the Year Dakota Dartis, who is entering his third as a starter.

On the Trojans Zafir Abdal-Sami Mac Acus Jamel Allen Dante Barker Nemi Bonner Damon Bridges Akeem Britten Bryshaun Brown Ryan Brown Tevin Brown Michael Callicott Parker Christian Naaman Coleman Tyler Cook Princeton Copeland Dakota Dartis Josh Denson Markell Ector Vincent Edwards Royal Ervin Isaiah Eves Josh Gordon Khree Green Anthony Griffin Lemar Hargrove

Michael Harris Raheem Hason Ramir Hollis Anthony Howard Boyd Howard Everett Howard Lamont Hunter Jamal Ivery Brandon James Glenn James Davontae Jones Mikel Kendall Devaughn Kennedy Molly Krebs Billy Lattimore Wesley Lewis Nigel Luke Caleb Matthews Savon McFarland Preston McFinley Will Merritt Anthony Metcalf Tim Moeller Stephen Mosloy Tim Mullins

Anthony Neal Brandon Nelson Adairous Oliver Domonic Raven Je’lan Render Marc Rogers Austin Ruble Greg Sevilla Robert Shannon Travion Sims Darius Smith Jalen Steele Malcomb Stiffend Tim Sutton Yeremiah TafariHawkins Darian Tucker Greg Ushery Terrin Vann Recoe Walker Mykell Ward Jabari Watkins John Williamson Aaron Wilson Connar Wilson

As a junior, Dartis threw for 1,788 yards and 21 touchdowns. He rushed for 692 yards and five touchdowns as well. “Dakota’s a special leader; you could tell he was a leader when he was in the seventh grade,” Baarendse said. “This is his team and we have a great senior class to go along side him. It’s their year now.” Another senior expected to make plays for the Trojans is Jelan Render. Render, who plays running back and defensive back, will be a focal point of the offense. “He’s our playmaker and the guy who can score any time he touches the ball,” Baarendse said. “We’ll try to get the ball to him as much as we can.” Also running the ball will be seniors Robert Shannon and Yeremiah Hawkins. Both backs are on the wrestling team and are fast and strong, according to Baarendse. The Trojans will also showcase some capable wide receivers in the passing game. Junior Vincent Edward will lead the receiving corps, in addition to his duties at linebacker. Baarendse, who is in his 27th year at NCH, believes Edwards could have a standout season after catching 18 balls for 267 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore last season. “I expect him to have a breakout year at wide receiver,” he said. “I expect bigger numbers this year.


Senior quarterback Dakota Dartis (4) gets ready to put the ball in the hands of senior wide receiver Vincent Edwards (19) during North College Hill’s football practice. He’s looked fantastic in our scrimmages this summer.” Greg Sevilla will also play significant time at wide receiver despite never playing football before this season. Sevilla is a decorated athlete in the basketball program, but Baarendse is glad to have him on the gridiron. “He’s a very talented athlete, and we were extremely glad when he showed up for football practice. He’s still learning, but he’s really stating to catch onto things,” Baarendse said. “He’ s just a natural when it comes to running routes, he has big time potential. The Trojans will also be aided this season by the return of the entire offensive line. Anchoring the trenches will be Anthony Griffin and Glenn James. Both linemen

are 6 feet, 3 inches tall, and weigh around 270 pounds. The pair started as sophomores last season. “Big things are expected of them,” Baarendse said. “If they continue to work hard, both could be playing in college.” Junior Savon McFarland, who has started since he was a freshman, will resume his role at center. The offensive line is rounded out by Brandon James and Everett Howard at guard. The offensive line will play a critical role in helping the Trojans establish the running game in Baarendse’s spread offense. On defense, the Trojans will lose its leading tackler, Mac Acus. Acus was injured during summer workouts and will be lost for the season. The Trojans will try to fill

New coach, season for the Wildcats

By Nick Dudukovich

Finneytown High School will usher in the Darryn Chenault era when the Wildcats take the field Aug. 27 against Northwest. The new head coach knows the program has some rebuilding pains to grow through, and is starting the process by helping his players focus on the little things they need to do to improve. “You’ve got to make sure you set small goals in order

On the Wildcats


Chris Bryant Donavon Clark Eddie Cobb Kenny Covington Roosevelt Elliot Andrew Fisher DeAngelo Green Oshea Jackson Carlin Manuel James McHorris James Myers Parker Payne Brennan Scott Timothy Stone Rashad Crump Nate Buckheim Marcus Dawson Ryan Denson Darnell Dukes Kevin Johnson Marcus Owens Tyler Cook Ladarrus Crump Ari Dantzler Chris Davis Jason Davis Dwain Heinecke Tyler (Christopher) Hoopes Brandon Jeffries Nate Kippenburg Braxton Moragne Josh Parks K.J. (Kindel) Richardson Marquez Sneed Eric Williams Sean Abernathy Idris Reed Bubba (Brandon) Sammons Rashad Smith Brad Steimle


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to get to the big goals,” Chenault said. “We need to be consistent and have a good work ethic in practice...if we can get that stuff done, we’ll be right there with the rest of the teams in the conference.” The teams Chenault singled out include Wyoming, Indian Hill and Mariemont. “The kids have and want to be league champions,” he said. “They know they are going to have to put in a lot of work because those teams are the teams to beat, and we want to be there right with them.” After finishing last year with a 1-9 record, the 2010 campaign will be a learning experience for many of the kids on the Wildcats’ roster because a number of the players don’t have a lot of experience playing football. Of the returning players, the Wildcats have several athletes who can make an impact. The cornerstone of the Wildcats’ offense is right tackle Donavon Clark. Clark is a highly recruited college talent that is expected to do big things for Finneytown this season. “Donavan’s our bulldozer,” Chenault said. “We’re going to set up and do a lot of things behind him.” One of the teammates Clark will block for is quarterback C.J. Manual. Chenault believes Manual, a senior, possesses the ability to guide a team through its ups and downs. “He’s a great leader and those are the expectations we have for him, to lead us down the field.” Chenault believes Manual can get the Wildcats’ air-

Finneytown game days

Aug. 27 @ Northwest Sept. 3 Shroder Sept. 10 Clark Montessori Sept. 17 @ Madeira Sept. 24 @ Reading Oct. 1 Deer Park Oct. 8 Mariemont Oct. 15 @ Wyoming Oct. 22 Indian Hill Oct. 29 @ Taylor All games at 7:30 p.m.


Finneytown’s Rashad Crump, right, and Maurice Burns take down Indian Hill running back Kyle Combs in a game last season. Crump returns for Finneytown in 2010.

FINNEYTOWN HIGH SCHOOL attack going by making plays out of the spread formation. “C.J.’s got a nice arm and a good group of receivers to throw the ball to,” he said. Kenny Covington and Chris Bryant are expected to be Manual’s main targets. The two seniors have good hands and run disciplined routes, according to Chenault. If the passing game isn’t working, Chenault won’t hesitant to run the ball behind Clark, who measures

6 feet, 4 inches and 295 pounds. “If worse comes to worst, we’re going to run the ball behind that big offensive tackle we have,” Chenault said. The Wildcats won’t have a featured running back this season. Chenault will instead use a running-backby-committee to attack on the ground because of inexperience at the position. On defense, the Finneytown will play the 50 defense. In this formation, five defensive linemen are joined by two linebackers. Chenault favors this defense because it is designed to stop teams who run the ball a lot. “In high school football, you’ve got to be able to stop the run,” he said. “I know a couple of teams will line up in the spread offense, but

will still call a lot of running plays geared through that formation.” Clark will also anchor the defensive line, but he’ll be aided by senior linebacker Rashad Crump, who had two sacks in seven games last season. Oshea Jackson will also join the Wildcats’ defense as an outside linebacker. Described as big and physical, Jackson will also play right guard on offense. He is expected to contribute, despite not having a lot of football experience, according to Chenault. The Wildcats will have their work cut out for them in the Cincinnati Hills League, but Chenault believes the team can compete by staying within themselves and building off the progress made by the Wildcats’ former head coach. “We’re going to look to control the game, control the ball, and play Finneytown football,” Chenault said. “We haven’t had success as far as wins go, but Shane Hartley has done a great job of preparing these kids to be successful, and I’m just picking up where he left off.”

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North College Hill game days

Aug. 27 @ Reading Sept. 3 Hughes Sept. 10 Madeira Sept. 17 Ponitz Career Technical Center Sept. 24 @ CHCA Oct. 1 @ Cinicnnati Country Day – 7 p.m. Oct. 8 Clark Montessori Oct. 15 @ Summit Country Day – 7 p.m. Oct. 22 Lockland Oct. 29 @ New Miami – 7 p.m. All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. the void on defense by getting big contributions from linebackers Aaron Wilson and Ramir Hollis. Malcomb Stiffend will take Acus’ place. “At 6 feet, 4 inches tall, and 240 pounds, he’s a very good defensive lineman. We’re expecting a big year from Malcomb, but we’ll certainly miss Mac,” Baarendse said. If the Trojans reach the postseason, Acus, a senior, could be well enough to take the field. However, to achieve their playoff goals, members of the NCH roster will have to respond to the difficulties that come with success. “When you go 10-0 in the regular season with most of your starters coming back, I think there is pressure on the team to do the same thing,” Baarendse said. “Last year was very special, but this is a brand new team and it’s going to be special also. I just want the team to enjoy the journey and not put too much pressure on themselves – just play hard and let things fall as they may.”

BRIEFLY This week at Finneytown

• The girls’ tennis team lost to Ross 5-0, Aug. 17. • The boys’ golf team placed 20th with a 385 in the Second Annual Badin Bash Invitational, Aug. 18.

This week at St. Xavier

• St. Xavier boys’ golf team placed third in the Second Annual Badin Bash Invitational, Aug. 18. The boys’ silver team beat Elder 150164, Aug. 18. St. X’s Austin Dittrich shot an even par 35 on the front nine at Kenview.

This week at Roger Bacon

• Roger Bacon’s boys’ golf team finished 16th with a 360 in the Second Annual Badin Bash Invitational, Aug. 18. • In girls’ tennis, Roger Bacon lost to Deer Park 3-2, Aug. 18. Bacon’s Weidner won by default and Meghan Finke and Wright beat Flamm and Taylor 6-1, 7-6(7-5).

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

Corpus Christi Thunder 14U team is having tryouts from 6:30-8:30 p.m., both Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 17 and 19, at Corpus Christi Sports Complex at 2175 Springdale Road in Colerain Township. Registration is at 6:15 p.m. under the shelter each night. Players may not turn 15 before May 1, 2011. Call or e-mail coach Dave Horne at 520-9795 or

Swim lessons

Mercy HealthPlex will offer group swim lessons for all ages starting Sept. 19 through Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 through Dec. 12. Private and semiprivate lessons are also available by appointment. For registration and details, call Annie at 389-5498, or email

Softball tryouts

The Southern Ohio Swarm 11U/12U youth fastpitch team is having tryouts for the 2011 team Contact Charlie Evans at 673-6942 or visit dates, times and details


Hilltop Press

August 25, 2010

Football preview

Spartans look to seniors for leadership ROGER BACON HIGH SCHOOL

By Jake Meyer

Roger Bacon High School’s football team is hoping its senior leadership will help it rebound from a disappointing 2009 season, a season that saw the Spartans go just 1-6 in Greater Catholic League play and finish with a 2-8 overall record. Head coach Kevin Huxel is hoping a senior-laden squad will help the Spartans to their first winning season

since 2005. “We’ve got experience on the offensive and defensive lines and at receiver, which will really help,” Huxel said. Headlining that senior talent are receiver/defensive back Mike Jackson and

On the Spartans No. Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 15 19 20 21 23 25 26 31 33 34

Cameron Bishop Mike Jackson Tanner Sprong Griffin Mouty Luke Fiorini Dalen Wess Sam Humphries Connor Mouty Lonnell Brown Josh Wilking Jake Ungerbuehler Will Farrell A.J. Tribble Christian Davis Brian Bien Gus St. Clair Daryl Taylor Kevin Anneken Ben Rose Jemel Ntumba

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Khalid Meatchem Nick Lindner Justin Monnig Dan Loudin Jared Dornbusch Innocent Macha Dariell Berry Nick Koehling Dominique Hutson James Fiorini Alex Ceddia Nathan Baverman De’Von Thomas Kyle Koester Tyler Dean Alex Meirose Ryan Vonderhaar Jake Smith Jordan Avery Jake Westerfeld

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Roger Bacon Game days

Aug. 27 @ Mount Healthy Sept. 3 Campbell County Sept. 10 Western Hills Sept. 17 Chaminade Julienne Sept. 24 Carroll Oct. 1 Fenwick Oct. 7 @ McNicholas Oct. 15 Badin Oct. 22 @ Alter Oct. 29 @ Purcell Marian All games are 7:30 p.m. offensive tackle Ryan Vonderhaar. Both players are garnering interest from several collegiate programs, although neither has received a scholarship offer. Joining Jackson and Vonderhaar are senior linebacker Luke Fiorini, senior wideouts Will Farrell and Brian Bien and senior quarterback Tanner Sprong, who saw some action last year as a junior. Roger Bacon faces a tough schedule in 2010, facing seven GCL opponents including back-to-back defending Division IV state champions Alter. Huxel anticipates his squad to finish third in the GCL Central division, behind favorites Badin and McNicholas.

However, Huxel sees potential for the Spartans to do better than expected, but a fast start will be Jackson vital. “ T h e challenge is getting off to a good start and keeping faith that they can be a real good Fiorini t e a m , ” Huxel said. The Spartans open the year at Mt. Healthy Aug. 27, and follow that game Huxel up at home against Campbell County and Western Hills before beginning GCL play against Chaminade-Julienne Sept. 17. Other highlights on the schedule include an Oct. 7 game at McNicholas, an Oct. 15 home matchup against Badin, and an Oct. 22 game at Alter. Despite that challenging schedule, Huxel’s goals for


Roger Bacon quarterback Tanner Sprong will be one of the playmakers for the Spartans this season. the Spartans remain lofty, with making the playoffs as the ultimate goal. “You always hope to go undefeated at home, win

the league, and make the playoffs,” Huxel said. “I think our kids are capable of a good year, but we need a good start.”

First-year coach brings new culture to Falcons

By Nick Dudukovich

Aiken High School football coach Keith Rucker and his staff have a lot to do to turn the program around, but the group is up to the challenge. Rucker and company take the helm of a team that finished 0-10 in the Cincinnati Rucker M e t r o Athletic Conference last season and ended the season with 18 players after beginning the year with 40. Rucker, who has played in the NFL with the Redskins, Cardinals and Bengals, isn’t thinking about what happened in the past. Instead, the first-year Aiken coach is focused on laying the groundwork for a competitive football program. Heading into the season, Rucker is staying positive and setting goals that some might think are attainable for the program. “I would like to go 5-5 this season,” he said. “Some people look at that as a huge feat, but I don’t.” There are a number of players on the Aiken roster who haven’t played football before. Rucker believes with the proper instruction, the Falcons can attain the goal. “We’ve got a lot of teaching to do,” Rucker said. “There are a lot of bad habits that were built over the years that we need to tear down so we can build some new, good habits.” Teaching fundamentals and a strong work ethic is where Rucker is getting started. “We’re trying to put a blueprint down for what it takes to win, and we’ve got some pretty harsh consequences for guys who can’t commit to [the team],” he said. Six players have already



Thomas Marshall fine-tunes his defensive prowess during the first week of Aiken’s football practice.

Aiken game days Aug. 27 @ Newport Catholic Sept. 3 @ Lockland Sept. 10 @ Mount Healthy Sept. 16 @ Hughes – 7 p.m. Sept. 24 Taft Oct. 2 Western Hills – 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7 Oyler – 7 p.m. Oct. 14 @ Woodward - 7 p.m. Oct. 23 @ Shroder Oct. 30 Withrow All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. been dismissed this season, leaving Aiken with 25 kids on its roster. “In order to do what we want to do, we need to have kids we can count on,” Rucker said. Rucker believes those players exist and that many of the remaining players make for a solid team core. One of those players is James Brown. Described as “Mr. Versatile” by Rucker, Brown will see action at quarterback, wide receiver and running back in Aiken’s spread offense this season. “He’s one of those guys who has the ability to do all the things we’re asking of him,” Rucker said. “He’s a


Aiken tailback Jordan Pool eyes the incoming pitch-out while practicing the toss sweep. strong leader, if he works to reach his potential, he could play at the next level.” At 6-feet-tall, Brown brings good form and fundamentals to the team, according to Rucker. When Brown is busy making plays at the other skill positions, Brandon Williams will be taking the snaps at quarterback. Williams, who is only a sophomore, needs to improve his decision making, according to Rucker. “He’s showed some good signs, but he makes bad decision here and there,” Rucker said. “He needs to minimize [the errors he makes].”

The Falcons should also get contributions from Kionta Early at wide receiver, as well as his younger brother, Deonte. Deonte could get significant time at the running back position as a freshman in addition to action in the secondary on defense. “Deonte has good speed and strength, especially for a freshman,” Rucker said. “He has a lot of raw talent and being so young, we’re trying to teach him the proper way to play.” Clearing holes for the skill-position players will be Robert Gully, who will anchor both the offensive and defensive line for the Falcons. At 6 feet, 5 inches and 280 pounds, Gully could give opponents a worthy fight in the trenches. “He has the physical package, and if he can get the mental package and his work ethic together, we’ll have something special in Robert,” Rucker said. On defense, Aiken could suffer a key loss if Anthony Dodds elects to have shoulder surgery. Dodds is also a baseball standout at Aiken. Despite Dodds’ status, Rucker knows that the Falcons could be hurt by not having a dominant playmaker on defense. Rucker is trying to fix this problem by instituting a “gang-tackling, swarming type of defense.” “We don’t really have a guy that stands out as a big hitter, but we have a nice group of guys who all play well together,” he said. Even if Aiken can’t win a lot of games this season, the members of the squad should improve because of

the experience on the coaching staff. Rucker assistants include previous head coaches such as Steve Brogden (Walnut Hills) and Ty Copeland (Summit Country Day). “We’re from all over Cincinnati and we’re trying to put this puzzle together,” Rucker said. Rucker has known Brogden for 21 years, dating back to their college days. Rucker has known Copeland since he retired from the NFL after the 1997 season. Brogden and Copeland went to school together at Walnut Hills. The friendships, mixed with football, set a good example for Aiken players, according to Rucker. “There’s a lot of connections,” Rucker said. “We have a lot of camaraderie as a coaching staff and we’re trying to build on that so the kids understand how important building life-long relationships are.”

On the Falcons

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Antonio Castleberry Thomas Marshall Randall Whitehead James Standifer Kionte Earley Tiyil Fitzgerald Tarik Brooks James Brown 11 Decorien Hughes Brandon Williams Walter Robbins Anthony Dodds Dontrae Richardson Darian Young Shavon Nelms Lateef Dean Devonte Earley Teron Long Jordan Pool Dion Thomas Dominique Burck Kimani Smith Eric Veal Dontonyo Jackson Quenton Dews Jophon Edwards-White Jahleel Jones Darrius Johnson Dante Dawson Robert Gulley Courtney Coles Matt Middleton Jaymon Franklin Demonte Jones

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Aiken’s Robert Pulley finishes his sit-ups as part of pre-practice stretching.

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Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Participants must have completed beginner classes. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


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


Beginners’ Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, Cafeteria. Create strength, flexibility and release of stress. Gentle moving meditation connecting mind, body and spirit. Ages 21 and up. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 6752725. Miami Township.


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


Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Total body workout for active older adult featuring Latin dance movements of salsa, cha cha, meringue and more. Help improve strength and flexibility. Mary Beth Nishime, instructor. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 7


Piecemakers, 2-4 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Quilters and sewers create projects to benefit the community. Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Exhibition of Mount Student Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 2444314. Delhi Township. Photography Exhibit by Joyce Tripoli, 3-11 p.m., Henke Winery, Free. 662-9463; Westwood.


Butler Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance club open to all experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Miamitown.


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 6624569. Monfort Heights.


Germania Society Oktoberfest, 6 p.m.-midnight, Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Pavilion Stage: Music by Alpen Echos 7 p.m.-midnight and Germania Schuhplattlers 8-8:30 p.m. Klubhaus: Polka Dots 8 p.m.-midnight. Celebrating 40th anniversary. German food, music, entertainment, dance groups and biergarten; games, rides, contests, prizes, children’s entertainment and raffle. Magic shows at the playground daily. Free shuttles: Pleasant Run elementary and middle schools and Vinoklet Winery. $3, free ages 11 and under. 7420060; Colerain Township.


Cold Smoke, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.


Stand Up Comedians Contest, 9-11 p.m., The Dog Haus, 494 Pedretti Ave., Winner awarded cash, prizes and feature spot in future show. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Nella Productions. 300-3865. Delhi Township. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 8


Exhibition of Mount Student Art, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314. Delhi Township. Final Saturday Local Artist Art Exhibit, 6-9 p.m., Midwest Art Center, 8021 West Mill St., Works in varying media: photography, stone sculpture, quilting, watercolor painting, oil painting, acrylic painting and pen & ink drawings. Free. Through Sept. 25. 7081339; Miamitown. Photography Exhibit by Joyce Tripoli, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Henke Winery, Free. 6629463; Westwood.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Colerain Township.


Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


Aerobics Class, 10:30 a.m., Westside Boxing and Fitness Club Inc., $20 for five classes; $5 per class. 314-7315. East Price Hill.


Germania Society Oktoberfest, 2 p.m.-midnight, Germania Society of Cincinnati, Pavilion Stage: Alte Kamaraden 2-5:15 p.m., Opening Ceremony 5:30-6:30 p.m., Germania Schuhplattlers 6:45-7:15 p.m., Prost 7 p.m.-midnight, Enzian Dancers 9:15-10 p.m. Klubhaus: Verein Musikanten 2-4:45 p.m., Steve Hegadoes 5-8:30 p.m., Polka Dots 9 p.m.-midnight $3, free ages 11 and under. 742-0060; Colerain Township.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Green Township.

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Exhibition of Mount Student Art, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314. Delhi Township.



A Christmas Story, Noon-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Boys and girls stage ages 8-12 must be able to read well. Prepare one minute or less monologue. Stage ages 17 and up and adults. Theatrical performance resume required and cold readings from script required of all. All roles are paid. Performance dates: Dec. 2-22. Through Aug. 29. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Brighton Beach Memoirs, Noon-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Boys stage ages 14-15 and girls ages 12 and up. Prepare a one minute or less monologue. Stage ages 17 and up and adults. Theatrical performance resumes and cold readings from script required for all. All roles are paid. Performance dates: Jan. 20-Feb. 6. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


The Germania Society is celebrating the 40th anniversary of their Oktoberfest this weekend. The festival features German food, music, entertainment, dance groups and a biergarten. There also will be games, rides, contests, prizes, children’s entertainment and a raffle. Oktoberfest is 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 28, and noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road. Admission is $3, free for children 11 and younger. For more information, call 742-0060 or visit Pictured dancing at last year’s Oktoberfest are Gloria and Bob South.

Price Hill Cultural Heritage Fest, Noon-6 p.m., Price Hill Will, 3208 Warsaw Ave., St. Lawrence and Enright avenues. Music by Poco Loco, Silver Arm, Blues in the Schools, K-Drama and Comet Bluegrass All-stars. Food, Local artists share their work, sample international beer and local wine while children enjoy face painting and games. Free. 251-3800; East Price Hill.


Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass, 7-9 p.m., Gazebo Park, 7700 Perry St., With Roadie LaPew, the fiddling Polecat. Bring seating. Free. 931-8840; Mount Healthy.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township.


K-Drama CD Release, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Soulja K, Nue Creed, Lesun, Deacon Das, BC and others. Christian rappers. $10, $7 advance. 825-8200; Forest Park.

A Christmas Story, Noon-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 241-6550; West Price Hill. Brighton Beach Memoirs, Noon-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Historic 1795 Cabin and Schoolhouse, 2-5 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; North Bend.


Germania Society Oktoberfest, Noon-10 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, Pavilion Stage: Prost Noon-5 p.m., Tug-O-War 34:30 p.m. (Register: 314-724-8889), Donauschwaben Dancers 5-6 p.m., Klaberheads 6-10 p.m. Klubhaus: Ron Lumme 1-5 p.m., Dave Hughes 6-10 p.m. Tug-o-War parade 2:30 p.m. $3, free ages 11 and under. 742-0060; Colerain Township.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Free, donations accepted. 598-5732; Green Township.

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Beginner Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; West Price Hill.


The Denise Driehaus Fundraiser, 6-9 p.m., Price Hill Chili, 4920 Glenway Ave., Presented by Hamilton County Democratic Party. Price Hill.


Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Sayler Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Local produce, spices, dips, salad dressings, barbecue sauce, baked goods, ice cream, plants and flowers. 675-0496. Sayler Park.


Zumba Fitness Classes, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves creates dynamic workout. Ages 55 and up. $5. 7418802. Colerain Township.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Scrapbooking, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill. CIVIC

Chris Monzel for Commissioner Fundraiser: End of Summer Bash, 6-9 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Featuring Brad Wenstrup. Social hour 6-7 p.m. Event begins 7 p.m. $25. Presented by Hamilton County Republican Party. 543-2723; Colerain Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Price Hill Historical Society Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m., Price Hill Historical Society Museum, 3640 Warsaw Ave. 251-2888; East Price Hill.

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ART EXHIBITS Exhibition of Mount Student Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 2444314. Delhi Township. Photography Exhibit by Joyce Tripoli, 5-9 p.m., Henke Winery, Free. 662-9463; Westwood. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Girls Club, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Field trips on Wednesdays. Ages 8-10. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. Through Dec. 15. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill. Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced western style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Mount Healthy.



The American Idol Live! Tour 2010, featuring season nine top 10 contestants, including winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox, comes to Riverbend Music Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30. Tickets are $26, $50.50, $70.50 and for a lawn four-pack, $79. For tickets, visit or call 800-745-3000. Also pictured, and performing at the concert, are: Didi Benami, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens and Tim Urban.

Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center Taekwondo, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Youth) and 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Adults and family), Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., With Mark Stacey, six-degree black belt. Ongoing classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays. Family rates available. Ages 3 and up. $40 uniform fee; $35 per month. Registration required. 662-9109; Westwood.


Work by James Presley “J.P.” Ball, a 19th century African-American photographer and abolitionist, who lived in Cincinnati, is on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center through October. The 900-square-foot free exhibit, “An American Journey: The Life and Photography of James Presley Ball,” features 60 original images of famous figures such as Frederick Douglass, pictured. Visit or call 513-287-7000.


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New strategy tells story of YMCA For the first time in 43 years the Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA and all of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati branches have an all new brand strategy that more clearly tells the story of how the YMCA is dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The strategy includes a new bold, active and welcoming logo that more accurately reflects who the YMCA has always been: a vibrant, caring association of diverse people who are

passionate about strengthening the foundations of the community. The new YMCA brand is a national change that is the result of more than two years of analysis and research by the YMCA of the USA. Locally, all of the


branches will begin to incorporate the changes now with the transition completed by the end of 2011. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is one of the area’s largest nonprofits focused on engaging individuals and families in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This year more than 125,000 people will come to the YMCA to learn, grow and thrive. Adult role models nurture positive values and life lessons in children through sports, summer camps, structured child and after-school care, and leadership building programs. Branches offer quality time for families to be together, resources for parents, and a variety of opportunities for seniors to be active.

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Phillip Boling

Phillip L. Boling, 58, Finneytown, died July 29. Survived by wife Sharon; children Sara (Stephen) Oehler, Christopher (Angela) Boling; grandchildren Stevie Oehler, Hailey, Kaylee Boling. Services were Aug. 7 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Donna Caudill

Donna New Caudill, 59, died Aug. 13. She was a cosmetologist/receptionist for Z&D Hair Studio. Survived by daughter Lisa (Carlos) Colon; grandchildren Whitney, Carlos Jr., Robert, Zariel Colon; siblings Vicki, Donald New; in-laws, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Douglas “Bud” Caudill, parents Ardell, Nelly New, brother Ronald New. Services were Aug. 18 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Richard Ellery

Richard J. Ellery, 83, died July 30. He worked in customer service for Cincinnati Gas & Electric. He was a World War II veteran. Survived by children Michael Ellery, Sherri (Ken) Brisbin; grandchildren Brandon, Jennifer, Joshua; great-grandchildren Dakotah, Kaylee. Preceded in death by wife Dolores “Dee” Ellery, siblings Mildred Gillespie, Shirley, Bobby Ellery. Services were Aug. 2 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Pkwy., Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Elsie Heinichen

Elsie A. Heinichen, 81, North College Hill, died Aug. 10. Survived by children Nancy (Steve) Esterman, Chuck, Mike (Ellie) Heinichen, Sue (Randy) Martin;

brother Herm (Joan) Schallich; 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Carl Heinichen. Services were Aug. 14 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Duane Humphrey

Duane Carl Humphrey, 69, died Aug. 12. Survived by wife Catherine Humphrey; children Jim (Connie), Patty (Michael), Mark (Sharilyn), Chris (Jennifer) Humphrey; brother Steven (Barbara) Humphrey; 10 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Services were Aug. 17 at St. John Neumann. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

William Johnston

William Lee Johnston, Greenhills, died July 30. Survived by children Robin Reuteman, Ron Johnston; granddaughter Marisa Reuteman; siblings Marcheta Prater, Glenn, Paul, Doug Johnston. Preceded in death by wife Edna Johnston, siblings Karl, George, John Johnston, Joann Campbell. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Greenhills Volunteer Fire Department or Hospice of Cincinnati.

Ronald Lauch

Ronald Walter Lauch, 72, died July 31. Survived by wife Joyce Lauch; sons Walter (Michelle), Scott (Jennie) Lauch; grandchildren Jordan, Jacob, Zachary, Logan, Shannen, Isabella Lauch; mother-in-law Charlotte Macht.

Services were Aug. 5 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Ignatius Tuition Fund or Shriners Hospital.

Larry Putt

Larry W. Putt, 58, Springfield Township, died Aug. 7. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by wife Debbie Putt; sons Steven, Michael Putt; mother Mabel Putt; siblings Daniel, Nick (Gayle), Douglas (Heide) Putt, Nancy (Ed) Shoenberger. Preceded in death by father Gene Putt. Services were Aug. 10 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

Holly Schmitz

Holly Walter Schmitz, 46, died Aug. 9. Survived by husband Guy Schmitz; daughter Kaylyn Schmitz; sister Debbie (Ken) Romp; mother in-law Cerena Schmitz; in-laws Paula, Don Powell, Barb, Allan Cawood, Charles, Cindy Bailey; niece and nephews Ryan (Tiffiny),

LEGAL NOTICE The City of Mt. Healthy is completing an LED retrofit project and would like to invite qualified engineering companies to submit a letter of interest. For more information, please download the request for qualifications from the City website at http://www.mthealthy. org. 1001582970

1473 Clovernoll Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., to Penklor Properties LLC; $54,000. 1829 Sundale Ave.: Hussel, Corey D. to U.S. Bank NA; $44,000. 1831 De Armand Ave.: Lewis, Steven G. & Alicia D. Davis to Davis, Alicia D.; $24,255.


12011 Mill Road: Tristate Holdings LLC to George Thomas Homes Inc.; $54,900. 12011 Mill Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Tristate Holdings LLC; $50,000. 600 Doepke Lane: Abel, Ardath Mae to Lippert, Valerie J. Tr.; $200,000. 8509 Brent Drive: Whitt, John R. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $66,000. 8754 Venus Lane: Koch, Christopher N. & Kelli L. to Wells Fargo Bank NA Mac 7801-013; $48,000. 8871 Neptune Drive: CN Homes LLC to Provident Funding Associates LP; $38,000. 9317 Winton Road: Kelly, Jamie L. to Moeddel, Bethany M.; $71,000. 9926 Mckelvey Road: Fannie Mae to Hudson, Elana K.; $100,580.


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Mark Whalen

Rachael Wilkins

Mark Anthony “Rags” Whalen, 49, Colerain Township, died Aug. 14. He was a member of Central Turners Club. Survived by wife Theresa Whalen; children Tyler, Brooke Whalen; granddaughter Madisyn Whalen; father Jack Whalen; siblings Randy, Jeffrey Whalen, Tina Whittkamp; best friend Virgil Knippenberg. Preceded in death by son Joshua Whalen, mother Catherine Whalen. Services were Aug. 18 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Rachael Turner Wilkins, 87, died Aug. 12. She was a Sunday school teacher at Groesbeck Baptist Church. Survived by daughter Betty Jo (Timothy) Dake; grandchildren Natalie (David) Dennis, Timothy Dake Jr. Preceded in death by husband Bill Wilkins, parents Edgar, Sallie Turner, 12 siblings. Services were Aug. 16 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorial to: Meadowbrook Care Center, 8211 Weller Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.




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

Christ, the Prince of Peace


Michelle Wehage

Michelle Tanner Wehage, 39, Colerain Township, died July 31. Survived by husband Tony Wehage; children Megan, Eric Franken, Anthony Wehage; mother Carolyn Tanner; brother Ricky Tanner; grandmothers Pearl Crawford, Dorothey Teeters; parents-in-law Glen, Ruth Wehage; in-laws Carol, Peggy, Jo Wehage, Patty, Mike McDonald, Roger Wells; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father Bobby Tanner. Services were Aug. 5 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati.

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

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

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

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


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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "The Heart of Worship: Praise"

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

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



Mt. Healthy Christian Church


(Disciples of Christ)

a Maple Knoll Communities retirement community

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

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

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services




Jeremy, Jenna Romp; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by parents Howard, Jean Walter. Services were Aug. 13 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Holly Schmitz Fund, c/o Fifth Third Bank, Cleves branch.



11135 Hanover Road: Crenshaw, Kevin K. & Willia Ann Hearn-Crenshaw to GMAC Mortgage Corp.; $123,382. 1578 Williamson Drive: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to Mitchell, Anthony L.; $163,000. 703 Kemper Road: Perry, Phyllis Ann to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $62,000. 967 Smiley Ave.: MTK Investments LLC to Gaines, Chantia; $129,900.


Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website:

Faith Lutheran LCMC

Everyone loves the dog days of summer. Things are really starting to heat up around here. With our 54-acre park like setting even your best friend will love our amenities!

August Open House Schedule:

Thursday, August 26th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM (weekends by appointment)

Maple Knoll Village Visitor’s Center

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

Sunday School 10:15


4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) “Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. 513-522-3026

11100 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246

513.782.2717 |

Visitors Welcome

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www.

Church By The Woods PC(USA)

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

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL (Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30am at 9158 Winton Rd. – Springfield Township Childcare provided

Let’s Do Life Together


Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS

3270 Glendale-Milford Rd. 513-563-1044

Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook



Pastor Bob Waugh

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm


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


Evendale Community Church

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock


Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

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

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy


Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service

Pastor Todd A. Cutter




REAL ESTATE 1023 Springbrook Drive: Lewis, Tiffany to Williams, Cynthia; $130,000. 1535 Marlowe Ave.: Larkins, Tanya to Equity Trust Co.; $33,000. 1640 Larch Ave.: Thorn, Jed M. & Jenna R. to Scott, Rebecca; $87,500. 5686 Folchi Drive: Tristate Holdings LLC to Cobblestreet Properties I LLC; $20,000. 5686 Folchi Drive: Pramco CV6 Reo LLC to Tristate Holdings LLC; $16,500. 5694 Folchi Drive: BAC Home Loans Servicing LP to Anl Global Solutions Inc.; $42,000. 5912 Salvia Ave.: Baechle, Donald L. to Rolfes, Zachary T.; $75,800. 5929 Kenneth Ave.: Rocker, David Donte to Burt, Marc; $8,000.


Sunday School 9:00 am Worship Service 10:15 am

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

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

Nursery Provided

St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

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



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August 25, 2010


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On the record

August 25, 2010

Gates grant helps library acquire computers The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County received a $161,852 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Opportunity Online Hardware Grant that provided much-needed funds to upgrade and purchase additional computer equipment for 17 of the Library's 40 branches. The grant-funded computers offer several new features including sound, video, USB ports, and Microsoft Office 2007 software (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). There are also scanners and a touch screen print release station, as well as the ability to print in

color. Branches in Covedale, Forest Park, Greenhills, Price Hill and Westwood were among the libraries receiving equipment. A national study conducted by the University of Washington Information School recently found that Internet access is now one of the most sought after public library services and was used by 45% of the 169 million public library visitors over the past year. More than three-quarters of those using a public library's Internet access had Internet access at home, work or elsewhere. 77 million people

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Louis John Tye, 21, 4940 Charlemange Drive, carrying concealed weapon at 1180 Smiley Ave., Aug. 2. Male Juvenile, 15, domestic violence at West Kemper Road, Aug. 2. Male Juvenile, 17, assault at Kenshire Ave., Aug. 2. James Henry, 33, 413 Fourth Ave., possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence at 1199 Kempermeadow, Aug. 2. Jeremy Pettit, 32, 82 Pebblebrook Lane No. B, drug abuse at Kempermeadow and Pellston, Aug. 6. Geron Howze, 23, 938 Smiley Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 1112 Kempermeadow Drive, Aug. 9.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering

Door pried open at lawn care shop, blower, chain saws and other


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items valued at $1,290 taken from Glendale Lawn Care at 518 W. Sharon Road, Aug. 7.


Vacant house broken into at 958 Goodhue, Aug. 8. $600 in cash, toys, games and camera taken at 12 F Versailles, Aug. 2.

Carrying a concealed weapon

Man with gun at Sydney's Saloon at 1112 Kemper Meadows Drive, Aug. 9. Loaded gun in the glove box of car at 1180 Smiley Ave., Aug. 1.

Criminal damaging

Concrete block thrown at car at Waycross Road and Quailwood Court, Aug. 9. Rock thrown at vehicle dented door at Waycross Road and Quailwood Court, Aug. 9. Rock thrown at truck at Waycross Road and Quailwood Court, Aug. 9. House egged at 1234 Waycross Road, Aug. 9. House egged, window broken at 83 Versailles, Aug. 9. Fence damaged at 1859 Crest Road, Aug. 8. Windshield punched at 11571 Folkstone Drive, Aug. 7. Van window broken with brick at 890 Waycross Road, Aug. 7. Mailbox and yard lamps damaged and graffiti sprayed on garage at 11596 Newhope Road, Aug. 4. Screens damaged at Oakstand, Aug. 3. Car window broken with rock at 811 W. Kemper Road, Aug. 2.

Domestic violence

Reported at Cascade, Aug. 2.


Wallet taken from unlocked car at 11434 Gresham Place, Aug. 6. Purse taken from car at 1233 Omniplex Drive, Aug. 6. $63 taken from cash drawer at Taco Bell at 11020 Hamilton Ave., Aug. 6. Laptop and drive valued at $590 taken from vehicle in driveway at 850 B Waycross Road, Aug. 6.

Theft of motor vehicle

1993 Pontiac Firebird taken at lot of 11048 Quailridge, Aug. 6.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Man took rental car without permission at 11029 Quailridge Court No. 12, Aug. 7.

MOUNT HEALTHY Arrests/citations

Jonathan Freeman, 30, 539 Elberon Ave., operating vehicle under the influence at Hamilton Avenue, Aug. 13. Juvenile, drug possession at Hamilton Avenue, Aug. 14. Deangelo Millard, 21, 2470 Walden Glen Drive, burglary, obstructing official business at 7300 block of Martin Street, Aug. 16.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering

Woman reported personal items taken at 7309 Forest Ave., Aug. 16.

Criminal damaging

Man reported vehicle damaged at 1400 block of Hill Avenue, Aug. 16.


Man reported being attacked and watch taken at 1300 block of Compton Road, Aug. 11.


Man reported theft from wallet at 7600 block of Perry Street, Aug. 16.

NORTH COLLEGE HILL Arrests/citations

Dadrickrica Ellison, 35, 1639 Glen Parker Ave., receiving stolen property at 6900 block of Hamilton Avenue, Aug. 16. Moses Malone, 46, 2660 Diehl Road, assault at 6900 block of Parrish Avenue, Aug. 13. Travonne Deboise, 20, 6920 Gloria Ave., drug possession at Bising & Ellen avenues, Aug. 12.


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Man reported being hit in the face during argument at 1500 block of Goodman Avenue, Aug. 15.


Man reported wallet taken from vehicle at 1719 Waltham Ave., Aug. 15. Woman reported bike taken at 1815 Goodman Ave., Aug. 15. Woman reported vehicle taken at 1274 Prospect Place, Aug. 14.



Rakkar Johnson, 25, 1639 Brightview Drive, drug possession at 1639

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Woman reported break-in attempt at 8725 Grenada Drive, Aug. 12. Burglary Woman reported motorbike taken at 4 Ridgeway Drive, Aug. 14. Woman reported computer taken at 2227 Lincoln Ave., Aug. 12. Man reported break-in at 2037 Mistyhill Drive, Aug. 11.

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Woman reported windows broken at 10929 Birchridge Drive, Aug. 15. Hamilton woman reported vehicle damaged at 6500 block of Winton Road, Aug. 15. Woman reported vehicle damaged at 6300 block of Daly Road, Aug. 10.


Woman reported purse taken at 200 block of North Bend Road, Aug. 12. United Dairy Farmers reported $70 in merchandise taken at 920 North Bend Road, Aug. 12. Amazon Beauty Supply reported $40 in merchandise taken at 6521 Winton Road, Aug. 12. Man reported bank card taken at 7947 Burgundy Lane, Aug. 14. Hamilton man reported cell phone, computer taken from vehicle at 8800 block of Monsanto Drive, Aug. 14. Woman reported money taken at 2152 Lincoln Ave., Aug. 9. Man reported DVD taken from vehicle at 1292 Bellune Drive, Aug. 9.



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