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Two Winton Woods school district employees have a close connection after one donated her kidney to the other. – FULL STORY, A5

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Winton Woods senior quarterback Thomas Owens carries for the first of his two 30-plus yard touchdowns against Elder during the Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium Aug. 27. Winton Woods lost 38-21. See story and more sports on A6.

Winton Woods to discuss results Winton Woods school district officials will host a public meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in the Winton Woods High School library, 1231 W. Kemper Road, to discuss results of the recently released state report cards. The district was rated in Continuous Improvement, the fourth of six state designations, and didn’t meet “adequate yearly

progress” on state tests. Letters were recently sent to families with students at schools identified as “in need of improvement.” The law allows students to attend a similar publicly funded school, charter school, community school or virtual school that has entered into a cooperative agreement with Winton Woods to

accept students. Since Winton Woods has no mutual cooperative agreements with publicly funded schools for the 201011 school year, parents received a list of virtual schools in Ohio. Students who have not met proficiency in reading and math will get first priority for Title Ifunded tutoring services, district officials said.

Mt. Healthy tearing down latest buy By Heidi Fallon

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Mount Healthy’s most recent acquisition is being turned into rubble. The city is buying Duvall Elementary School from the school district for $335,000. Crews started demolishing the school building last week, which was part of the sale price. Safety/Service Director Bill Kocher said there are no immediate plans for the site. “We will keep it as undeveloped green space while we try to find a developer, much like we did with Martin Street,” Kocher said. While single/family homes are the goal for the Compton Road site, a 50-apartment complex development for senior citizens is the plan for Martin Street. In conjunction with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, the city was able to secure grants to buy and tear down 14 apartment buildings lining the cul-de-sac.


What had been Duvall Elementary School is becoming a pile of rubble as demolition continues. Mount Healthy bought the building from the school district with no immediate plans for developing the site on Compton Road. That section of Martin Street has been a source of trouble, both in terms of crime and property maintenance for decades, Mayor Joe Roetting has said. Kocher said the last of the complex’s tenants was scheduled to

move last week, clearing the way for the demolition of the remaining apartment buildings. Kocher said the city will have several public hearings required to change the zoning to a planned unit development.

End of summer’s Celebrate Sept. 11 By Heidi Fallon

Summer is coming to an end and Mount Healthy is ready to send it out in style. The city and the business association are planning the annual Celebrate Mount Healthy Saturday, Sept. 11. An afternoon and evening of fun is on tap starting at noon in

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the city park. There will the traditional Wheels car show with registration at 11 a.m. and the show at 2 p.m. Plenty of food will be available topped off with the Mount Healthy Historical Society ice cream social. Illusionist Phil Dalton will amaze the crowds while DJ Brian Durrough will provide the music.

The U.S. Army Band also is scheduled to perform, bringing an estimated 50 musicians to the stage. There also will be activities for children, including pony rides, and the SPCA will have an adoption van. The celebration ends with fireworks. For more information call the city at 931-8840.

Schools receive report cards

School district officials all over Ohio are looking at its latest report cards, trying to figure out how to improve. Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education President Jack Lee said he’s “very disappointed” with the district’s report card ratings. As a district, Winton Woods remained in Continuous Improvement, while Winton Woods Elementary School dropped from Excellent to Effective; Winton Woods High School slipped to Continuous Improvement from Effective; Winton Woods Intermediate School remained at Continuous Improvement; and Winton Woods Middle School went to Academic Watch from Continuous Improvement. Lee said while there are some positives to take from the school report cards, the district overall didn’t take any significant steps forward. Winton Woods failed to reach Adequate Yearly Progress in each of its schools and didn’t meet Value Added Goals. Lee said he feels the district is effective, and changes will be made to attempt to put Winton Woods back in that category again. “There’s no way we’re satisfied with these results,” he said. The district will host a public meeting to discuss the report card 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 in the high school library (see story at left). Mount Healthy City School District maintained a Continuous Improvement ranking. “I’m not please because we are not moving forward,” said Superintendent David Horine. “It is not a good thing.” But he did see some positives. “One elementary – New Burlington – achieved an Excellent (rating), the first time any of our schools” ranked that high. And the district’s second biggest elementary – South – was rated Effective. He is hoping the combining of two elementary schools into a new building will help scores rise. He said the staff from New Burlington – which closed after last year – will bring techniques they did to help earn an Excellent ranking to the new consolidated elementary school. “I think we have some opportunities to learn form one another,” he said. The high school – which dropped from Effective to Continuous Improvement – will not waste time in starting to work on improvement. The staff will meet

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within the next two or three weeks to “drill down and figure out how it happened,” Horine said. “If anyone has a good idea, we’ll look at it.” North College Hill City School District Superintendent Gary Gellert said, “Each of our buildings earned the same rating they received last year with the district rating continuous improvement. “In my opinion, the most reliable measure to compare how a district or building is doing is the performance index. Our district performance index continues to improve. “Of great importance is the annual yearly progress. This is the federal target that we must meet as part of No Child Left Behind. “Each of our buildings and the district met AYP. As always, we are analyzing

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the data to made the adjustments we need to improve.” Finneytown Local School District remained unchanged with an Effective rating. Superintendent Alan Robertson said his staff is analyzing the data, which is initially both bad and good. “We did have higher performance index numbers than we’ve had in five years,” he said. “And met 21 of the 26 indicators which is the best since I’ve been here. “I am disappointed in some ways that while Whitaker was above average, our seventh- and eighth-grades were below average in math. “We’ve come up with a plan and will be making some changes that hopefully will help what I’m seeing a problem across the state with middle school grade

math scores.” Other criteria used to determine report card ratings are state indicators and performance index. State indicators show the district met proficiency goals on all state tests plus graduation and attendance rates. The performance index rewards the achievement of every student, not just those who score proficient or higher. Districts earn points based on how well each student does on all tested subjects. An index score between 100 and 120 is needed for the top spot. Cincinnati Public Schools achieved an “effective” ranking on the state report card system for the first time since the state report cards began 10 years ago. It’s the highest rating ever for this district of more

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than 33,000 students and is a “milestone “for academic progress, officials said. “Effective” is the third highest of six categories on Ohio’s report card, an annu-

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“We’re thrilled to reach this milestone,” said Superintendent Mary Ronan in a news release. “It is a reflection of the hard work – and teamwork – of our school and central staffs, our parents and community partners, and, most of all, of our students themselves.” CPS’ effective rating is especially sweet for the district because it has been mired in the “continuous improvement” category for five consecutive years. District officials expected to retain that ranking again for another year based on preliminary test scores it received two weeks ago. However, final state calculations bumped the district up into the effective category. The bump was the result of Ohio’s “value added” measure, which measures whether the students achieved more than a year’s worth of expected growth on their test scores. Students at CPS exceeded expected growth for the past two years. The district also met federal “adequate yearly progress” standards – another condition that can move schools up a category – on all but one of its eight student subgroups. Heidi Fallon, Marc Emral, Mattie Waddle and Gannett News Service contributed to this story.

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Once a year Ohio rates public school districts and individual schools using several measures, based on how well students perform on state tests and on attendance. High school ratings also reflect graduation rates. Elementary and middle school ratings also include a “value added” goal – the expectation that the average student will show a year’s worth of academic growth based on test data. The federal government also requires that students make “adequate yearly progress” on state-set goals in reading and math in elementary, middle and high schools. Here are several ways to evaluate your school and district: State Ratings: The best is Excellent with Distinction, then Excellent, Effective, Continuous Improvement, Academic Watch and Academic Emergency. (Schools too long in Academic Emergency may have to offer additional tutoring or school choice.) Value Added: Was the one-year progress goal met, or did the student show growth above or below that goal. AYP stands for Adequate Yearly Progress: The reading and math goals were either met or not met


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News Dozens of local school districts are kicking their planning teams into high gear as they work out details of how to spend their share of Ohio’s $400 million in Race to the Top winnings. Federal and state education officials last week that Ohio, eight other states and the District of Columbia won a share of the second round of the $4.35 billion prize. The education reform money could be used to fund adoption of new curriculum, train teachers or craft data-driven programs that will help track students’ success, among other initiatives. Districts have already signed off on certain reform goals, and now must work out details of how their specific plans will work. They have 90 days to finalize and submit their plans to the state. The Race to the Top money was quite the surprise for Mount Healthy City School District. “We weren't expecting it at all,” said district Treasurer Rebecca J. Brooks. “We had applied once before and didn't get it, so we didn't want to get our hopes up this time. We almost didn't even apply this year” School officials will scheduled to meet Aug. 30 to crunch the numbers and figure out funding. “We've got a lot of areas the money is needed,” said Brooks. There are some federal earmarks to consider, teachers unions to consult and a mandatory Aug. 31 state webinar to attend before the

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“We weren't expecting it at all. We had applied once before and didn't get it, so we didn't want to get our hopes up this time. We almost didn't even apply this year”.

The districts in this area receiving Race to the Top funds are: Cincinnati City – $12,937,742.36 Finneytown Local $124,324.97 Mt. Healthy City – $728,969.14 North College Hill City – $292,737.77 Winton Woods City – $492,569.34

Rebecca J. Brooks Treasurer of Mount Healthy City School District

Source – Ohio Department of Education treasurer's office can reveal the exact plan. “Our heads are sort of spinning right now,” said Brooks. “We're just very happy and very grateful.” The Cincinnati Public Schools will receive the largest chunk of money – around $13 million over four years. The first infusion could come as early as this school year. The district will reconvene the team of educators and community members who crafted its initial application in May, so they can finalize its plan. It expects to spend the money on moving to national curriculum standards – standards that regulate what students learn and in what grades. That could mean spending lots of money on new tests, textbooks and on teacher training. It also will expand an Elementary Initiative program that has helped its struggling schools post better test scores and will use money for professional development and perform-

ance-driven pay bonuses. “It’s mostly about best practices,” said William Myles, assistant superintendent. “We need to see how to help all our schools get over hurdles.” North College Hill City School Superintendent Gary Gellert said he’s waiting to see just what the amount of the grant is before deciding how to spend it. “We’re not certain at this point what the exact amount will be. When we receive that information, we will meet and decide how best to use the money to have the greatest impact,” Gellert said. In Finneytown, Deb Semenick, student services director for the Finneytown Local School District, said the district’s projected $124,325 will be spent on professional development. “The guidelines are such that the money will be used to fund those sorts of programs tied to student achievement,” Semenick said. It’s possible, she said, the money will help pay for the district’s fees to be part of the Hamilton County Education Services Center web-based professional development project. Winton Woods City Schools will receive

$492,569 from the state over four years, which averages about $123,142 each year. Winton Woods City Schools Superintendent Camille Nasbe said the district is aware of the various areas in which the money must be spent, such as teacher training and new curriculum, and is looking at the possibilities. “There are always strings attached to federal funds,” she said. Tom Hausterman, associate superintendent, said he expects the district will use most of the additional money to fund additional requirements from the state. Hausterman said Winton Woods officials knew the state was a finalist for the grant money, but were told they would find out in early September. Regardless of when the funds are rewarded, he said the district isn’t likely to see its share in the coming weeks. “We don’t know right now when the dollars will flow,” Hausterman said. “It’s not something that is going to happen next week.” Rob Dowdy, Heidi Fallon and Mattie Waddle and Gannett News Service contributed to this story.

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Gannet News Service For beating a man to death in a Mount Healthy bar parking lot, Keith Carpenter will spend the next four years in prison. That was the sentence imposed Aug. 24 by Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge John “Skip” West. Carpenter, 52, of Springfield Township, was convicted last month by a jury of involuntary manslaughter after Alan Cunningham was beaten to death March 28 in the parking lot behind Vince’s Other Place. Carpenter, a Metro bus

employee, had no criminal record prior to this case. “It was never anyone’s intention that night (for Cunningham) to not make it home safe,” Carpenter said Tuesday. “My actions contributed to his death and I have to take responsibility for that.” Cunningham’s family wanted the judge to impose the maximum prison sentence of five years. Before his conviction, Carpenter was on paid leave from his $50,000-a-year job at Metro where he was a road supervisor, citing the stress of his criminal case.

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New Edition jumprope team win nationals – again Gannett News Service The world champs made their spinning jump rope whir like a wind turbine. Then, the four three-time world-champion seventhgraders hopped, skipped and cartwheeled their way through a one-minute routine that put them on top of the world of Double Dutch jump-ropers. The four New Edition team members – Makaylynn Barrett, Anaya Murdock, Destiny Cherry and Nia Harrison – showed off their winners’ windbreakers, trophies and gold medals. They collected this loot at the just-completed American Double Dutch League’s 37th Annual World Invitational Championship. The event saw 85 teams compete in Sumter, S.C. For the third year in a row, New Edition – based at the Skyline Community Center on the border of Colerain and Springfield townships – came home with top honors. A sister team of three third-graders – Mr. Moore’s Cutie Pies – also placed first in its grade. “It’s not unusual for the

They showed the same unified spirit at the end of the competition. When another team was disqualified and the Cutie Pies moved into first place, “we wanted to cry,” said Kiara Brown, 9. “But we held our tears until we were sure we won,” said Aaliyah Dodson, 8. Winning, she added, “was better than being on the first day of summer vacation and knowing you’re going to spend the whole day at Kings Island.” Winning, for New Edition’s 12-year-old Nia Harrison “is feeling like you’re on top of the world.” Her 13-year-old teammate, Destiny Cherry, had a MELISA COLE/STAFF more down-to-earth reacJenji Meyers, center, of the fifth-grade singles team from the Skyline Community Center, jumps as Asia Dotson, left, and tion. Gold medals around her Sidnei Gibson works the ropes. neck, she stood by the 16 same team to win year after Center does not stand in one grade team of champions. trophies the center’s teams “People called us Cutie have won over the years in year,” said Janice Melvin, of the most populous secthe league’s president emer- tions of Greater Cincinnati. Pies because we’re so little,” international Double Dutch itus. But what’s unusual is The center serves a mere said 9-year-old Amari Glin- competition. the team’s locale. Most 526 households. That trans- ton. “We added ‘Mr. Moore’ The windbreakers, the multi-year champs come lates into 1,200 people. So, to our name.” trophies and the medals are He tried to have his nice, she said with a shy from big cities. The bur- the center must be doing name removed. “But I was smile. “But, the best part geoning boroughs of New something right. “We teach dedication,” overruled,” Moore said with about winning,” she noted, York City are well represented in the tournament’s win- said Gregory Moore, the a smile and shrug. The “is accomplishing somecenter’s director. He’s also third-graders outvoted him, thing you worked hard for.” ners circle. The Skyline Community the namesake for the third- 3 to 1. The teams work on their

routines from October through June. To compete, members must maintain a B average in school. To be world champs, they must put on eye-popping demonstrations of fancy footwork, acrobatics and teamwork. “One, two, three, up, up, breathe,” Cherry called to her teammates. Murdock and Harrison danced over and under the spinning jump rope held by Cherry and Barrett. The rope holders changed places with the girls in the middle. No one missed a step. After the routine, the seventh-graders talked about how their classmates react to them being world champs. Girls are impressed. Boys aren’t. “Boys don’t consider Double Dutch to be a sport,” Cherry said. “It doesn’t have a ball. But it involves the same about of practice and skill.” The teammates mentioned how boys make fun of what they do. “I tell them,” Murdock said, “to kick rocks.” She could also dare them to jump rope.

Sixth-grade track star always on the move By Rob Dowdy

Winton Woods Intermediate School sixth-grader Brianna Richard can run fast, and she’s putting that

talent to good use. Richard, running with the Lincoln Heights Track Club, went to state championships in July and also ran in the AAU Junior Olympics National Competition at

Norfolk State University in Virginia this summer. She placed 19th in the nation for the 200-meter dash out of 80 competitors. Richard, 11, began competing in gymnastics at age


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track season is over, Michele said Brianna is now turning her attention to homework and tests. “It’s time to focus on school,” she said. Brianna said running remains fun, but she’s looking forward to branching out. She plans to play tennis in the coming months and will likely take up gymnastics again. While she seems to be constantly busy with various sports, her schedule isn’t likely to lighten up any time soon. Richard said when she grows up, she’d like to be “an actress, pediatrician and a teacher.”

4 before moving to local track competitions in 2007. She said those initial events were “fun and easy,” so Raymond Richard, her father, placed her on a more competitive team. “She was beating everybody,” he said. Her mother Michele said the more competitive team means more practice and meets. She said her daughter is practicing three times a week throughout the summer and the family travels more than a dozen times to competitions across the state and region. Now that summer and

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Howard honored by the Mount for leadership Stephanie Howard received the Harrington Leadership Award at the College of Mount St. Joseph’s commencement ceremony in May. The award is given each year to a graduating adult student who has demonstrated consistent outstanding leadership in campus and/or community activities. The award is named in honor of Sister Jean Patrice Harrington, president of the

Mount from 1977 to 1987. She and her husband, David Howard, reside in Forest Park with their children. Howard, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in middle childhood education, was involved in a variety of activities at the Mount. She served as president of Kappa Delta Pi, the Mount’s education honor society, and as a peer tutor in the Learning Center. Because of her dependabili-

ty, she was often asked by faculty members to assist with various tasks. Outside the college, Howard has been involved in coaching local basketball and cheerleading programs, tutoring seventhand eighth-graders in math and science, collecting donations for Better World Books, and teaching after-school enrichment activities for disadvantaged students. She also volunteers for Winton Woods schools.


Fourth-grade teacher Lois Minton and Doug Bertram, technology support technician for Winton Woods City Schools, flip through a book detailing the procedure in which Minton donated her kidney to Bertram over the summer. Both have made full recoveries.

Kidney transplant links co-workers By Rob Dowdy

They aren’t close friends, or family, but Lois Minton and Doug Bertram share a strong bond few will ever experience. Bertram, technology support technician for Winton Woods City Schools, recently received “the ultimate gift” from Minton – her kidney. In November, Bertram was suffering from a genetic kidney disorder and began asking family and close friends to get tested to see if they were matches.

When no one was a clear match, Minton, a fourthgrade teacher at Winton Woods Elementary School, stepped up and said she knew she would be a match. “I was floored,” he said. “I got real lucky.” Minton was a match, and said she didn’t think twice about offering her kidney to a co-worker in need. “That’s what you’re supposed to do,” she said. Minton went through numerous tests to make sure there would be no complications, and May 25, she and Bertram completed the

process that began in January. Minton said she experienced very little pain after the procedure and was only slightly uncomfortable in the weeks after the surgery. Bertram said he’s feeling better than he has in years. He’s lost 30 pounds since the surgery and is no longer taking several medications. Minton said she volunteered her kidney simply because Bertram needed it. They weren’t particularly close before the operations, with Bertram occasionally coming to Minton’s room when she had computer problems.


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Winton Woods High School junior Katelyn Budke, left, designed this year’s band camp T-shirt, which highlights 1970s. The band’s halftime performance is called “That ’70s Show” and opens with senior Paul Davis on trumpet playing the song “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas. Others songs include “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps, “Venus” by Shocking Blue and “Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)” by Parliament. Budke is pictured with Dani Ashbrook, Winton Woods band director.

Winton Woods schools looking for volunteers throughout district PROVIDED

Globe Award winners

Four employees of Winton Woods City Schools were honored with Globe Awards for their outstanding work in the district. The district’s administrative leadership team nominated staff members from each classification – teachers, administrators, exempt and classified employees – who had met goals set to support the district in increasing academic achievement, improving culture and assuring fiscal stability. From the list of nominees, Superintendent Dr. Camille Nasbe chose the person who most advanced the district’s vision of cultivating a world-class education and offering exemplary customer service. The 2010 Globe Award winners are, from left, Winton Woods Middle School social studies teacher Dave Clark, custodial supervisor Wayne Chinn, Winton Woods High School Principal Terri Holden and technology support technician Doug Bertram.

Winton Woods band presents awards at camp The Winton Woods High School marching band had its annual band camp at Wright State University in July. Awards presented for 2010 include: • Best Overall Freshmen – Adrian Rankin and Ciarra Ruck; • Best Overall Sophomores – PJ Rideout and Jasmin Shaw; • Best Overall Juniors – Tony Boateng, James Honaker and Austin Phelps; • Best Overall Seniors – Paul Davis, Jordan Kenton and Kareesha Springer; • Best All-Around Band Members – Katie Sherman and Corey Stewart; • Best Marching Section – Flutes; • “Crankin’est” Section – Low brass; • Most Spirited Section – Field commanders; • Most Spirited Members – Jordan Kenton, Katie Sher-

man, Staci Sneed and Jalen Walker; • Most Improved Players – Austin Phelps and Jasmin Shaw; • Most Improved Marchers – DJ Ramsey and Michael Spalding; • Fastest Memorizers – Demetrius Boswell, Keith Hamilton, Michael Spalding and Kareesha Springer; • Fastest Freshmen Memorizers – Becca Day, Jasmine Colvin and Jordan Leary; • Most Improved Color Guard Rookie – Demi Harriel; • Best Rookie Color Guard – Jasmine Edwards; • Best Flag – Jacqueline Rodriguez; • Most Improved Guard Member – Kela McBride. “The Leadership Award is the highest award at camp,” said Dani Ashbrook, Winton Woods band director.

“Students earn a chevron to wear on their band uniform all year. This award is given to the students who are not only shining examples of what is expected, but who influence others to work to their highest potential.” Leadership awards were presented to Devonte Bane, Tony Boateng, Demetrius Boswell, Katelyn Budke, Paul Davis, Christina Dawson, Candice Elliott, Keith Hamilton, Johnniece Hitchcock, James Honaker, Jazmin House, Wondra Hudson, Adrianna Ivory, Jackie Jordan, Jen Jordan, Jordan Kenton, Rebekah Lowery, Kela McBride, Elise Mills, Kaitlin Otto, Austin Phelps, DJ Ramsey, Jacqueline Rodriguez, Jasmin Shaw, Katie Sherman, Alexis Simpson, Staci Sneed, Michael Spalding, Kareesha Springer, Corey Stewart, Justin Taylor and Drew Topits.

Winton Woods City Schools is looking for community members to volunteer throughout the district. “We want to match community members who are interested in volunteering in our schools with the students who would benefit the most from their specific talents,” said communications specialist Gina Burnett, who is coordinating the volunteer program. “Having volunteers in our schools helps the district use its dollars wisely while continuing to provide our students with an excellent education and a variety of educational experiences.” Volunteer opportunities include:

write receipts for student fees. • Watch small children during the school’s open house, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, while parents visit classrooms. • Assist with reading and math tutoring for students who need extra help. Teacher would provide activities.

• Assist with reading to children (one-on-one and small groups) in library, shelving books and helping first-graders choose and check out books. • Help in lunchroom and on playground between 11:45 a.m. and 1:25 p.m. • Assist with reading and math tutoring for students who need extra help. Teacher would provide activities.

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• Work one-on-one as a tutor with a student needing academic help in a particular subject. • Work as a mentor with students who may need help with conflict management and goal setting. Time spent with student may be at recess or during lunch. • Help teachers during after-school “Homework Help” sessions. Math session is 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Reading sessions is 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. • Help during the Mighty Warriors Robotics Tournament, hosted by the school Dec. 10 and Dec. 11. • Help with new afterschool clubs forming, such as gardening, knitting, Ultimate Frisbee and book clubs. Contact the school if

interested. • Assist with Computer Club, which meets from 7:15 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. Contact the school if interested.

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• Music Boosters (work concession stand, help on Band Night, chaperone bus trips, chaperone concerts) needed. • Athletic Boosters (work indoor concession stand) needed. • Friends of the Theater (help with play and musical, costumes, cast dinners) needed. • After-school tutoring help in math, science and reading (school dismisses at 2:01 p.m.) Anyone who would like to volunteer for tutoring, mentoring or any activity that would put them in oneon-one contact with a student outside of a classroom would be required to have a background check, said Burnett. An appointment would be set up at the board office for that check once a volunteer has been placed at a school for any of the positions. To volunteer, e-mail or 619-2301.


Elizabeth Buller and Samuel Gorman were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Denison University. • Abby Tenbosch was named to the spring quarter dean’s list at Sinclair Community College.


The following students have graduated from Kaplan University: Traci McNeil, associate of science in interdisciplinary studies; Brenda Nelson, bachelor’s degree in legal studies; Kirsten Shelton, associate of applied science in business administration; and Lisa Stewart, associate of applied science in interdisciplinary studies.



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Warriors look to bounce back from loss

By Mark Chalifoux

High school football week one

The Winton Woods High School football team suffered a setback in week one as the Warriors didn’t have enough in the tank to take down Elder and fell 38-21 to the Panthers in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium. “Overall, we had guys at some positions play hard but we have some work to do,” said head coach Andre Parker. “We made too many mistakes.” Winton Woods did take a 1312 lead to the locker room but didn’t have enough to hold off Elder in the second half. Elder’s Ben Coffaro was the big playmaker in the game, as he had more than 300 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns, including a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the third quarter. Winton Woods will have to regroup and prepare for Withrow (0-1) in week two. The Tigers lost to Sycamore 27-12 in week one. Parker said he was concerned with the health of the team. “We were a little beat up going into the Elder game,” Parker said. “The health of the time is what concerns me the most at this point.” One player that stood out for Winton Woods in the first half was quarterback Thomas Owens. Owens had 73 yards on 10 carries and had two touchdown runs in the first half. “He made good reads when he was in,” Parker said. Owens suffered an injury and Gary Under-

Newport Catholic 44, Aiken 6

The Falcons (0-1) play at Lockland (1-0) Sept. 3.

Northwest 40, Finneytown 19

The Wildcats, which trailed 34-6 at halftime, were led by Marcus Owens, who had 19 rushes for 92 yards, and Tyler Cook, who had three receptions for 33 yards. Finneytown (0-1) hosts Shroder Sept. 3.

North College Hill 27, Reading 14

NCH, which trailed 14-7 in the second quarter, held Reading scoreless in the second half to beat the Blue Devils a fourth straight year.

Leading the Trojans was Je’lan Render, who had 261 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, including an 89-yard kickoff return for a score. Senior quarterback Dakota Dartis threw for 261 yards. NCH hosts Hughes (0-1) Sept. 3.

Roger Bacon 30, Mount Healthy 20


Winton Woods junior running back Raheem Elston scores on this 77-yard touchdown reception. wood played quarterback for the second half of the game. “I thought Gary did a good job when Owens went down,” Parker said. Underwood had 96 passing yards and a touchdown and was four-for-eight passing the ball. Junior Raheem Elston had one of the biggest plays of the game when he scored on a pass that went down as a 77-yard touchdown reception. Parker said he was pleased with the defensive front, including the linemen and the outside line-

backers, and said they did a good job and Travis Coleman and Keeno Hollins both had sacks. The key for Winton Woods to come away with a win against Withrow is for the Warriors to go back to work, Parker said. “We just need to get better at the fundamentals,” he said. “We need to work on getting lined up in the right sets and correcting some of the special teams mishaps we had.” Winton Woods plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Withrow.

The Fighting Owls led 20-16 through three quarters but were outscored 14-0 in the fourth. Mount Healthy outgained the Spartans 245-164 but had three turnovers. The Owls were led by senior Denzel Larkin, who was 3-of-4 for 101 yards and two interceptions; he also rushed 15 times for 47 yards. Senior Tracey Barnes rushed 18 times for 68 yards and scored two touchdowns. Senior Brent Gray had two catches for 53 yards. Leading Roger Bacon were Griffin Mouty, who had 27 carries for 66 yards and a score, and Brian Bien and Mike Jackson, each of whom had a receiving touchdown. Bien also had two interceptions. Roger Bacon (1-0) hosts Campbell County Sept. 3. Mount Healthy (0-1) hosts Brebeuf Jesuit Prep (Ind.) Sept. 3.

St. Xavier vs. Our Lady of Good Counsel

This game, which was played Aug. 29 on ESPN, concluded past Community Press deadlines. St. Xavier hosts Indianapolis Cathedral Sept. 3.

La Salle runs past Lakota West By Tony Meale

It seemed like a good idea at the time. With all the preseason stir regarding the La Salle High School football team’s passing attack, Lakota West – the Lancers’ season-opening opponent at the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium Aug. 28 – decided that keeping La Salle quarterback Drew Kummer and company in check would be a good idea. By and large, the Firebirds did a commendable job; they even had a picksix in the first quarter to take a 6-0 lead. There’s only one problem. The Firebirds forgot to stop the run.


La Salle High School senior quarterback unloads against Lakota West in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium Aug. 28. The Lancers rolled 28-6. La Salle rushed 44 times for 278 yards, including 131 by Lancer Player of the

Game Matt Farrell, who also scored two touchdowns. The final score of the Lancers’ victory was 28-6. “We had a good running game,” Lancer head coach Tom Grippa said. “Lakota West dropped their linebackers back and did a good job defending out pass, so we just took what they were giving us.” The Lancers had a 2:1 run-pass ratio. That’s not to say Kummer, the top passer in the Greater Catholic League in 2009, was ineffective. He threw a touchdown pass to senior wideout Matt Woeste and junior running back Antonio Nelson. “Drew passed well enough for us to win, and that’s the bottom line,” Grippa said.

“He got enough first downs for us to keep moving the ball. There will be games when we need him to play lights out, but today our O-Line and running backs carried us.” The defense was pretty solid as well. Lakota West totaled just 180 yards and crossed the 50-yard line only twice. Senior defensive lineman Kyle Herth and junior linebacker Joe Burger each had 6.5 tackles and two sacks. “Our defense played really well,” Grippa said. Grippa said that his team needs to shore up some sloppy play on kickoff returns and that the passing game will need to be more efficient in the coming weeks. “That will come,” Grippa

said. “I know that will come.” La Salle (1-0) hosts Covington Catholic Sept. 3. The Colonels’ spread offense will be a sharp contrast compared to facing the power running game of Lakota West. “We’ll have to have a different attack against them,” Grippa said, whose team beat CovCath in a 4435 shootout last season. All in all, it was a good first week for a Lancer squad expected to contend for a GCL-South title this season. “We’re right where we want to be,” Grippa said. “We’re 1-0, and we beat a good Lakota West team. We knew it’d be a tough, physical game, and our defense rose to the occasion.”


La Salle running back Antonio Nelson carries against Lakota West. He had a 10-yard touchdown reception early in the fourth quarter.

BRIEFLY New preps blog

There are several ways to keep in touch with high school sports coverage the Community Press newspapers provide. • Preps blog – • Twitter – www.twitter. com/cpohiosports • Facebook – Search for Community Press/Recorder Sports • Online stories and photos – Check in as Ohio sports writers Mark Chalifoux, Tony Meale and Nick Dudukovich, along with contributors like Adam Turer, give insight and news gathered as they cover the high schools under the Community Press umbrella.

This week at La Salle

• The La Salle soccer team was defeated by Lakota East 2-0, Aug. 23. The boys tied with Kings 1-1, Aug. 26. La Salle’s Samuel Tegge scored the goal. • In golf, La Salle placed fifth with a 312 in the Kings/Mason Invitational at Four Bridges Country Club, Aug. 23. La Salle’s John Burger shot a 74 on par 69.

This week at Mount Healthy

• The Madeira boys’ soccer team beat Mount Healthy 9-0, Aug. 23. Cincinnati Christian beat Mount Healthy’s soccer team 31, Aug. 24. Mount Healthy’s Ryan

Davis scored the team’s goal. • In girls’ soccer, Cincinnati Christian beat Mount Healthy 5-4, Aug. 25. Mount Healthy’s Amanda Jeffries, Mariah Lehnhoff, T’Keyah Fambro and Nevoteni Daniels scored the four goals.

This week at Roger Bacon

• The Mariemont girls’ soccer team shut out Roger Bacon 5-0, Aug. 23. On Aug. 25, the Roger Bacon girls beat Reading 3-1. Bacon’s Carly Foster, Brittany Bollmer and Katie Karle were the goal-scorers. • On Aug. 24, the boys’ soccer team shut out Roger Bacon 6-0. The boys lost to Madeira

6-1, Aug. 26. Bacon’s Scott Alverson scored the team’s only goal. • In girls’ tennis, Fenwick beat Roger Bacon 5-0, Aug. 24. • In boys’ golf, Roger Bacon placed third with a 181 against Fairfield’s 164 and Badin’s 176, Aug. 24. On Aug. 26, Roger Bacon boys beat Cincinnati Christian 174-178. Bacon’s Nathan Frock shot 4 over par 40 on the front nine at Walden Ponds.

This week at Winton Woods

• The Winton Woods girls’ tennis team beat Roger Bacon 5-0, Aug. 23. Chanel Williams beat Kelsey Bickel 60, 6-0; Sydni Grimes beat

Ashley Cook 6-0, 6-0; Alicia Higgins beat Meghan Finke 61, 6-0; Wondra Hudson and Alexis Simpson beat Wright and Yisrael 6-1, 6-2; Sonia Sorrells and Jade Lewis beat Carter and Weidner 6-1, 6-0. On Aug. 24, the girls beat Ross 3-2. Winton’s Chanel Williams beat Powell 6-0, 6-1; Sydni Grimes beat T. Nastoff 6-1, 6-0; Alicia Higgins beat A. Nastoff 6-1, 6-1. The team beat Badin 3-2, Aug. 25. Winton’s Chanel Williams beat Lipps 6-0, 6-0; Sydni Grimes beat Thompson 6-1, 6-0; Alicia Higgins beat Meyers 7-6(7-5), 6-0. • In boys’ golf, Winton Woods lost to Cincinnati Christian 169-244, Aug. 25. On Aug. 26, the boys beat Mount Healthy 194-201. Winton’s Samuel Sawyer medaled

with 5 over par 36 on the front nine at Meadow Links. • In boys’ soccer, Winton Woods shut out Middletown 2-0. Winton’s Johnson made four saves, and Barnes scored two goals. • The girls’ soccer team beat Middletown 2-1, Aug. 26. Winton’s Briana Phillips and Alyssa Johnson scored one goal each.

This week at St. Xavier

• St. Xavier’s golf team placed seventh with a 317 in the Kings/Mason Invitational, Aug. 23. • In soccer, St. Xavier beat Lexington Catholic 4-2, Aug. 25. St. X’s Michael Archbold, Thompson, Atwell and Brinkman scored one goal each.

Sports & recreation

Clark volleyball young, talented By Mark Chalifoux

The Clark Montessori volleyball team will be young this season but the Cougars could be one of the surprise contenders for the division championship. “We lost five seniors from last year, but if the girls can continue to play hard and aggressive, a lot of things can happen for us,” head coach Brian Lowe said. “We have a good chance to be a contender for our division in the MVC.” Clark Montessori ended up fifth in 2009 but Lowe feels the experience of the returning girls will help offset the team’s relative youth. Clark has three seniors and two juniors on the team and the rest are underclassmen. The team will be led by Brea Lowe and Jametta Rucker, two experienced players. Stacia Smith is another key player for Clark Montessori. Lowe is a middle hitter, Rucker is an outside hitter and Smith is the setter for the Cougars. “Brea and Jametta will be very successful for the team if they can take on the leadership roles,” Lowe said. “Both have a lot of experience playing.” Clark Montessori will

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Finneytown senior co-captain Sam Rakoczy, a defender, clears the ball as sophomore midfielder Bradley Nelms looks on Aug. 23 against Fairfield.


Match ends in tie

Finneytown High School junior midfielder Anthony Pantano takes the soccer ball upfield in an Aug. 23 game at Fairfield. Behind them are Fairfield’s Ben Hasselbeck, a senior midfielder, and Finneytown’s Alex Whittington, a senior defender. The teams tied 0-0. Finneytown’s next game will be 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Taylor. Finneytown senior co-captain Parker Payne, a midfielder, takes the ball toward goal with Fairfield’s T.J. Newbright, a senior midfielder, in pursuit Aug. 23 at Fairfield. The game ended in a tie, 0-0.


BRIEFLY This week at McAuley

• The McAuley soccer team beat Northwest 8-3, Aug. 24. McAuley’s Elyssa Anderson, Brianna Doxsey and Kristen Kluener scored one goal each; Olivia Jester scored three goals and Sam Rack scored two goals. Northwest’s Nefertiti Robinson, Kelsea Arvin and Kiara Elliot scored one goal each. • In golf, Sycamore beat McAuley 157-175, Aug. 24. On Aug. 25, McAuley beat Badin 158-233. McAuley’s Lindsey Decher medaled with

3 over par 37 on the back nine at Potters. • On Aug. 25, Oak Hills tennis beat McAuley 4-1. McAuley’s Susan Findley and Zoe Widmer beat Shockey and Keeton 6-3, 6-3. On Aug. 26, the St. Ursula beat McAuley 5-0.

This week at Finneytown

• A game between Finneytown and Fairfield boys’ soccer teams ended in a 0-0 tie, Aug. 23. Finneytown’s Kevin Viola made four saves.

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The Turpin boys’ soccer team tied with Finneytown 22, Aug. 26. Finneytown’s Kyle Cobbs and Akram Ndamba scored one goal each. • The girls’ soccer team beat Winton Woods 1-0, Aug. 23. Ashley Hammons scored Finneytown’s goal. • The Northwest girls’ tennis team beat Finneytown 5-0, Aug. 23. • In boys’ golf, Finneytown

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This week at NCH

• In boys’ soccer, West High beat North College Hill 4-3, Aug. 25. NCH’s Lampley scored two goals, and Blessings scored one goal.


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also have a pair of freshmen in the rotation and they should help provide some key playing time off the bench. Mazie Eves and Cesseli Chambers will be the two freshmen for Clark Montessori. “They will have some key roles for us, especially in giving the starters a breather,” Lowe said. “They will play a big role for us.” Cincinnati Country Day is the favorite to win the division again, according to Lowe, and teams like St. Bernard, Lockland and North College Hill should also be a tough match for the Cougars. Clark Montessori plays a difficult schedule, but Lowe feels the non-league matches should prepare the Cougars well for their conference foes. He also said he’s excited by the team’s consistency with serves. “We’re being very consistent and I’m really excited about that,” he said. “These girls are hungry and willing to learn and that makes me excited too.” He said team unity will be the most important thing for the Cougars to develop if they want to find success. “It’s a team sport so we need to communicate to enhance the team unity,” he said. “If we do that, we can be successful.”

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Last week’s question: What do you think about Kentucky Speedway getting a NASCAR Sprint Cup event for 2011? Do you plan to attend? “Anything that helps the local economy (legally) is a good thing! I’m all for the Speedway event, if they can get it. I won’t be attending, though. Not my cup of STP. :-)” B.B. “NASCAR is an example of what went on 100 years ago in business when Rockefeller and Standard Oil ran the little guys out of the oil business. “Bruton Smith, who recently bought the Kentucky Speedway, also owns seven other major speedways. The former owner of the Kentucky Speedway, Jerry Carroll, created Kentucky Speedway from nothing. “NASCAR would not award him a major ‘Cup’ race. It was not until after Bruton Smith pur-




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About Ch@troom Would you consider buying one the new models of electric cars, such as Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt? Why or why not? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. chased the speedway in 2008 that NASCAR thought about allowing a ‘Cup’ race there. “Carroll had filed a federal lawsuit to challenge NASCAR’s decision to not award a ‘Cup’ race there until Bruton Smith owned the speedway. “There is no better example of modern day restraint of trade that is illegal than what has occurred with NASCAR and Bruton Smith. “One plus one still adds up to two. I am an ardent race fan. I will never attend a race at Kentucky


James Buescher (3) leads Justin Lofton in the Buckle Up Kentucky 150 ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Kentucky Speedway in May 2009. The track will host the sport’s biggest names next July when a Sprint Cup Series race comes to Sparta. Motor Speedway. “I prefer to go to Lawrenceburg, which is one of the bestkept secrets in local auto racing. Go to Winchester and Salem, Ind., for the best racing for a more affordable price. “O’Reilys Raceway Park on the west side of Indianapolis also provides local race fans with excellent racing.

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Tattoos, piercings may have serious health side effects



Lifeguards from around Cincinnati gathered at the Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA for the 10th annual YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Lifeguard Competition. Each of the YMCA’s more than 1,000 lifeguards has completed 42 hours of CPR, first aid and life-saving skills training, and is YMCA certified. Prior to using a YMCA pool, young members and guests are required to receive a swim test to determine safe water depth. The competitions tested the lifeguards’ ability to communicate with each other and the person in danger. Pictured are lifeguards from the Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA, from left, Leanne Breet, Madeline Bible, Mike Quinn and Alison Williams.

Tattoos and body piercings are increasingly popular, yet anyone considering a tattoo or piercing should be aware of health risks and take precautions to avoid serious health side effects. State law requires all tattoo and body piercing establishments, including those for cosmetic permanent make-up, to be licensed by their local health department. The law is designed to ensure that these procedures are done in a way that minimizes the transmission of communicable diseases and the risk of infection. People who visit unlicensed facilities (e.g. residential homes, tattoo parties, Craigslist advertisements, etc.) face serious health consequences, ranging from local skin infections to blood-borne illnesses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. Additionally, employees of tattoo/piercing facilities are required to be trained in first aid, control of transmission of infectious disease, universal precautions against blood-borne pathogens and appropriate aftercare. Hamilton County Public Health inspects tattoo and body piercing establishments to ensure safe and sanitary conditions are being maintained.

The most recent inspection reports can be viewed at www.hamiltonc o u n t y When choosing a tattooing Tim Ingram or body piercing Community establishment: • Request to Press guest see a copy of columnist the establishment’s current operating license. The license should be readily available and posted at the facility. • Make sure the establishment looks clean and a restroom facility is available to customers. Look for proper lighting within the establishment. • Verify that the artist’s first aid and blood-borne pathogen training documents are available and up-to-date. Look for previous work done by the artist. Check for pictures on the wall or a binder/portfolio with photos of work that the artist has done. • Prior to beginning any procedure, the artist should wash their hands with soap and water in a nearby sink. • Make sure the artist uses

brand new, disposable needles and razors, ink caps and a new, clean pair of sterile gloves for each piercing or tattooing client. All items should be used only once. • The artist should clean the skin before tattooing or piercing. • Make sure you are given detailed follow-up instructions and follow them exactly as written. Parents should understand and talk to their children about the consequences of tattoos and body piercings. Not all establishments choose to tattoo those under the age of 18. The state of Ohio requires a parent or legal guardian to be present when anyone under the age of 18 receives a tattoo or body piercing. Additionally, Hamilton County Public Health requires a state issued driver’s license, state ID or birth certificate for both individuals. If you have questions about tattoos or body piercings, please contact us at 946-7879 or visit our website at Tim Ingram is the health commissioner for Hamilton County.

There are many ways to help seniors prevent falls According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 15,800 older adults died in 2005 from injuries sustained during a fall. One third of those over the age of 65 will sustain a fall within the next year. Yet, falling is not part of the “normal” aging process. So, why do so many aging people fall? Older adults frequently have chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, vision trouble and diabetes which increase the risk of falling. Additionally, as we age we experience weakness from inactivity, medication side effects, inhome dangers and psychological changes. All of these factors combine to increase the risk of falls. For example, health problems that lead to falls can be seen in

those diagnosed with diabetes. Changes in blood sugar can cause blurred vision, muscle w e a k n e s s /fatigue, numbness in the Barbara Piper hands and feet Community and dizziness. Many medicaPress guest tions given for columnist management of diabetes have side effects of dizziness, abnormal heartbeats and weakness. In-home dangers such as stairs, throw rugs, cords and low lighting become more dangerous in the presence of weakness and vision problems. Chronic illness and limited activity lead to depression, which

is managed with more medications and often promotes more inactivity. It is no wonder a study of falls in older adults determined that those who have diabetes are 25 percent more likely than other older adults to sustain a fall. Being aware of these risk factors and taking steps to stop or reverse this downward cycle can reduce the risk of falls and improve quality of life. Maintaining blood glucose levels is imperative in reducing symptoms such as dizziness, blurred vision and muscle weakness/fatigue. Consult with your health professional for advice in controlling blood glucose levels and information regarding diet. Ask your health professional or pharmacist to review your medications on a yearly basis to reduce side effects and adverse

interactions. Combat muscle weakness/fatigue with regular exercise. Seek advice from a physical therapist for assessment of your strength, walking pattern, balance and posture. Following an assessment, your therapist will recommend an appropriate exercise program to prevent falls and injury. Occupational therapists can also assess your home for hazards that can increase risk of falls and make suggestions to increase safety in the home. Such suggestions can include use of hand rails, increased lighting, placing a phone in each room, use of an emergency call system, increasing pathway width and securing flooring. Prevent falls due to poor vision with annual eye exams. For someone who is a diabetic, proper

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footwear and foot care is an essential part of safe mobility. Consult your foot care specialist regarding foot care and fall prevention. Finally, combat decline in mental status by staying active in hobbies and other leisure interests. Being proactive in the prevention of falls is imperative, especially if the risk of falls is heightened by chronic illness. Seek the help of your health professionals and discuss your concerns with your family and loved ones. For more information on fall prevention visit our website: or call 946-7807. Barb Piper is a Visiting Nurse Association and Fall Prevention Task Force member.


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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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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.

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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.



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Criminal damaging

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Jan Rue does battle with an unruly hedge outside Finneytown High School during the Northminster Presbyterian Church Connect project. The Finneytown woman was one of 250 volunteers completing a variety of tasks throughout the community Aug. 14.

Church connects through work By Heidi Fallon

A group of more than 200 volunteers cheerfully gave up a recent Saturday to perform a variety of tasks. Members of the Northminster Presbyterian Church were joined by Wyoming Presbyterian Church for the Finneytown congregation’s

annual Connect project. They scattered throughout Springfield Township, College Hill and other designated areas to paint, clean, do some yard work and minor home repairs. “Our goal is to share the love of Christ through hands-on service to our community,” said Laurie Laning, Connect organizer for Northminster.



John Zimmerman, left, College Hill Fundamental Academy Principal Barbara Gordon, and Laurie Laning check out their to-do list as Northminster Presbyterian Church volunteers help Gordon’s staff get ready for opening day.

Jean and Bill Hawkins were assigned to paint at Finneytown High School during Northminster Presbyterian Church’s Connect project Aug. 14. The Finneytown couple said they enjoyed helping out.


Carol Maupin helps arrange books in a College Hill Fundamental Academy classroom during the Northminster Presbyterian Church Connect project. The Wyoming resident volunteered along with other members of her Wyoming Presbyterian Church for the Aug. 14 project.

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Mike Bystrek gives a bike rack at Finneytown High School a much-needed paint job. He was one of 250 volunteers with the Aug. 14 Northminster Presbyterian Church Connect project, doing a variety of good deeds around the community.



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Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Greenhills.


Movie in the Lot, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Light of the World Ministries, 5915 Colerain Ave., “The Incredibles.” Movie begins at dusk. Includes popcorn. Bring seating. Family friendly. Free. 385-5448. Green Township.


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


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.


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, S E P T . 3


Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 17. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin’ Roses, 8-10:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Mainstream and Plus-level square dance club. Recent square dance graduates and experienced dancers welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Greenhills.


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. 662-4569. Monfort Heights.

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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. Through Nov. 21. 946-7755; Green Township. 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. 946-7755; Colerain Township.


Labor Day Weekend Festival, 4:30 p.m.midnight, St. Margaret Mary Church, 5217387; North College Hill. St. John Neumann Summer Festival, 4 p.m.-midnight, St. John Neumann Church, Texas Hold’em tournament. 742- 0953. Springfield Township. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 5


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


Diamond Squares, 5-8:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.



Labor Day Weekend Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Margaret Mary Church, 1830 W. Galbraith Road, Games, rides, grand raffle and music. Food and alcohol with ID and wristband available. 521-7387; North College Hill. St. John Neumann Summer Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road, Games for all ages, rides, bands, raffles and bingo. Dinner specials and alcohol with ID available. Through Sept. 5. 742- 0953. Springfield Township.

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Labor Day Weekend Festival, 3-11 p.m., St. Margaret Mary Church, 521-7387; North College Hill. St. John Neumann Summer Festival, 4-11 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, 7420953. Springfield 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. Presented by GermanAmerican Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 598-5732; Green Township.

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Council Meetings, 7 p.m., Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road, Presented by Village of Greenhills. Through Dec. 21. 825-2100. Greenhills.


Continentals Round Dance Club, 7-9:30 p.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road, Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; North College Hill.


Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


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. Burn calories and learn body-energizing movements. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township.


Holistic Health and Wellness Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Learn simple and effective self-care techniques from wisdom of the centuries and our contemporaries to improve body, mind and spirit connections for overall health. Family friendly. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown.


Summer may be coming to an end, but the Farm Market of College Hill is open 3-6:30 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 7 at College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. For more information, call 542-0007 or visit Pictured are Colerain Township residents Jane and Mark Staubitz setting up a display of the soaps they make.


Cigars and Guitars, 5-10 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Live music and cigars available for purchase. Full bar with light menu and bocce ball court available. Free. 385-9309; Colerain Township. T H U R S D A Y, S E P T . 9


Harvest Home Fair Art Show, 8 a.m.-noon, Harvest Home Park, $10 per entry. Registration required. 662-0524; Cheviot.

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Harvest Home Fair Art Show, 5-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Entries judged by internationally acclaimed artist John Ruthven. Benefits Benefits local organizations. $10 per entry. Registration required. Presented by Kiwanis Club of Cheviot-Westwood. Through Sept. 10. 6620524; Cheviot.


Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., White Oak-Monfort Heights Kiwanis, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. 385-3780. Green Township.

Round Dancing with D and C, 7-9 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 10416 Bossi Lane, Round Dancing with Cuers: Dick & Cinda Reinhart. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


Beer Tasting - Passport to Beer Friday, 79:30 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Sample more than 25 autumn lagers, ales and porters from around the world. Hors d’oeuvres provided. Brewmasters from Anheuser-Busch and Samuel Adams available for Q&A. Music by Big Whiskey. $22.95. Reservations required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 1


Springfield Township Democratic Club, 7 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Presented by Springfield Township. Through Dec. 9. 218-9980; Springfield Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, $6. 929-2427. Greenhills.



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Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, $4. 321-6776. Springfield Township.


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


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


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 9467755; Green 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.


Vinoklet Arts Festival and Wine Tasting, Noon-10 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Grape-stomping competitions. Free shuttle from Germania Park 3 p.m.-midnight. Juried fine art and fine crafts for purchase, music, food and eight award-winning wines. Tours available. Free. 385-9309; Colerain Township.

Our Lady of the Rosary Octoberfest, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 825-8626. Greenhills. Celebrate Mount Healthy, Noon, Mount Healthy City Park, McMakin and Perry streets, Wheels Car Show, food booths, children’s activities, illusionist Phil Dalton, music, Cool Critter Outreach and more. All ages. 931-8840. Mount Healthy.


George LaVigne, 9-11 p.m., Marty’s Hops & Vines, 6110 Hamilton Ave., 681-4222; College Hill.


Craig Fuller, 8 p.m., St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Former front man for Pure Prairie League and current lead singer for Little Feat. $25. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. 761-7600; Finneytown. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 1 2

CIVIC Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7755; Colerain Township. CLUBS Greater Cincinnati Decorative Painters Meeting and Class, 11:45 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Sandie Tieman will teach acrylics on a terra cotta candy container for fall. Open to all painters, all experience levels and new members and guests. Free. Registration required at 522-1154. Springfield Township.


Harvest Home Parade, 5-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Theme: Small Business Makes America Great. Begins at intersection of Harrison and Frances Avenues, down Harrison Ave. to North Bend Road and north to Harvest Home Park. Presented by Kiwanis Club of CheviotWestwood. 662-0524. Cheviot. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 1 0


Harvest Home Fair Art Show, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Harvest Home Park, $10 per entry. Registration required. 662-0524; Cheviot.


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Joy Community Church, Free. 662-4569. Monfort Heights. PROVIDED

Queen Elizabeth I and more than 150 costumed characters welcome visitors at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, held Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day, Sept. 4 through Oct. 17, at Renaissance Park, Ohio 73, Harveysburg. There are 11 stages, thrice daily jousts, more than 140 arts and crafts shops, with many displaying crafts such as stone carving and glassblowing, and food, including turkey legs, ales, and steak on a stake. For the opening weekend, Sept. 4-6, adult tickets (ages 13 and up) are buy one admission, get one admission free. Adult tickets are $19.99, children 5-12 years old, $9.99; and under 5 years old, admitted free. Visit


Our Lady of the Rosary Octoberfest, 6 p.m.-midnight, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, Games, food, grand raffle, entertainment, bid-n-buy, basket raffle and more. Dinner specials and beer garden with ID available. 825-8626. Greenhills.


Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park premieres “High,” starring movie and stage actress Kathleen Turner, Saturday, Sept. 4. The play will open on Broadway after showing in Cincinnati through Oct. 2. Turner plays Sister Jamison Connelly, who works in a church-sponsored rehab center. “High” is for mature audiences only. No one under 18 admitted. For tickets, call 800-582-3208 or visit


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September 1, 2010


How are celebrities and heroes different? Are being a celebrity and a hero the same thing? No way! It’s much more demanding to be a real hero than a celebrity. Why? Because being a celebrity flows right along with our human ego desires. From birth we all like to be approved, applauded and considered special. We thrill when we cause a look of awe in someone else’s eyes. Though these desires to be admired are natural and normal, yet they’re also precarious because of what they can lead us to surmise about ourselves. Society extols the body more than the soul. We learn quickly that the way to be a celebrity is through qualities of our body: coordination, having a wellformed and beautiful body, good voice, being able to hit or throw a ball far, act well, etc. These positive talents can be stepping stones to celebrity in America and of benefit to those

who possess them. Being a hero is far more difficult. That’s because being heroic requires going against the natural Father Lou desires of our Guntzelman ego. It means Perspectives achieving harder and higher goals that usually lie dormant in us – sacrificing our comfort, pleasure or risking our life for the good of another, overcoming self-centeredness, acting altruistically. For example, we all have a natural desire for self-preservation. When a soldier risks his or her life to save a combat buddy, or a passerby braves a river current to save someone from drowning, they go against their natural instinct of self-preservation and

make a more difficult choice to risk themselves for the good of another. That’s a hero. We often see this displayed in police, fire or medical personnel. Whereas celebrity-hood deals with talents of the body, being a hero deals with the deeper talents of the soul and heart. It involves varying amounts of courage. JetBlue’s Steven Slater (sliding down the chute away from his duties) and Lady Gaga are celebrities. The 10 non-military aid workers risking their lives to help poor Afgans for many years, and recently murdered by the Taliban, are heroes. That doesn’t mean celebrities are awful people. It just means it takes so much more giving of ourselves to be called a hero or role model. We don’t lack celebrities today. We lack heroes. We lack people

who will go against societal pressures, easy instinct, greed and self-centeredness for higher goals such as love, the common good, and genuine concern for others. We need people who will choose an action because it is right, and not because it will “make more money,” “make me famous,” or “get me elected.” Occasionally there are publicly noticed heroes. But there are even more silent heroes. Silent heroes are people not recognized by others. They are mothers and fathers who go against the natural desire of their own comfort and choose instead the growth and good of their children; businesspersons who forego a lucrative deal because it’s unjust; students who refuse to cheat on their exams; spouses who won’t betray the other … they’re all heroes of the strong, silent sort. Celebrities attract us to them-

selves; heroes attract us to goodness and service. Celebrities give autographs; heroes give powerful examples to live by. The distinction between celebrity and hero is crucial, especially for teens and young adults. For, as Dr. Drew Pinsky states, “They are the sponges of our culture. Their values are now being set. Are they really the values we want for our young people to be absorbing? Do we want them to have a revolving-door love life, or a stable relationship? … “I speculate that what drives us toward this phenomenon of elevating people to almost godlike status is not so much the glamour we like focusing on – rather it’s the dysfunction.” I wonder why. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

When you’re flooded with FEMA insurance demands More than 300 Hamilton County homeowners are among thousands from around the nation who have been told they must purchase federal flood insurance to protect their homes. But many say new federal flood plain maps are just plain wrong. John Wright of Springfield Township said he’s upset that the new Federal Emergency Management Flood maps show he’s in a flood plain. He said he’s certain it’s not true, but when he failed

to buy f l o o d insurance his mortg a g e l e n d e r bought it for him.

Howard Ain Hey Howard! “They’re getting $2,175 from me for flood insurance unless I appeal the process,” said Wright. So, Wright has begun his appeal by first hiring a survey company to check his

property. There is a creek in his backyard, but during the six years Wright has lived there he said, “We’ve never had any water at all in our backyard – much less come up the hill to the property.” Nevertheless, it’s that creek that FEMA saw on aerial maps which prompted it to designate Wright’s house as being in a flood plain. Wright argues FEMA never took into account the elevation of his house compared with that of the creek. The company Wright

hired to survey his property has completed its work and he said. “They told me the elevation (of my house) was 20 feet above the creek. They are dealing with FEMA as far as the appeals process but they told me they didn’t think I’m in a flood zone whatsoever,” he said. The survey cost Wright more than $700 and, combined with the cost of the flood insurance, he said it’s

costing him dearly for what he says is a monumental mistake by FEMA. Other homeowners have also fought the new flood plain designation. So much fuss has been raised by homeowners that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure calling for reimbursement of those who successfully challenge FEMA. The measure has yet to be passed by the Senate.

Bottom line, if you’re been told your house is now in a flood plain and you believe FEMA is wrong, the first thing to do is hire a surveyor to check out your property. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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September 1, 2010

Tune in for the highly sought radio rolls recipe I’m looking out at the cornfield right now and it is amazing to me how much change can occur in a garden over the span of a couple weeks. Now the stalks are turning brown and there are just a few stray ears stubbornly hanging on. My peppers and tomatoes are still bearing nicely, and the gourds climbing up the corn stalks look healthy, so the kids will have fun picking those in a couple of months.

Radio roll recipe

I have to thank Mount Lookout reader Tom Heitkamp for sleuthing out this recipe and tweaking it to his satisfaction. For Pat and other readers who remembered these rolls from their childhood. Apparently, it’s a German bakery specialty, and there are two versions of it: Tom’s and the elephant ears made with a puff type pastry (though the elephant ears are shaped a bit differ-

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

ent). T o m made this recipe a couple of times and he told me he is h a p p y with this o n e . Thanks, Tom!

Rolls: 1

⁄2 cup shortening (Crisco) 1 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup boiling water 1 package active dry yeast 1 ⁄2 cup lukewarm water (110-115 degrees F.) 1 large egg, beaten 21⁄2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups All Bran


1 stick butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup chopped nuts (Tom uses walnuts)

Glaze: 1

⁄4 cup butter (1/2 stick) 1 ⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed 2 tablespoons milk 1 cup powdered sugar

Place shortening, sugar and salt in mixing bowl; pour boiling water over, whisk to blend and let cool until lukewarm. Meanwhile, dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add yeast mixture, egg, flour and All Bran to cooled ingredients. Stir until well blended. The dough will be soft. Place dough, covered, in refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake, combine filling ingredients in a small bowl; stir well to blend and set aside. Remove dough from refrigerator, and on a wellfloured work surface, roll out dough to a 10-by-16by-1⁄4 thick rectangle. Spread filling mixture evenly on top to within 1⁄2 inch of edges. Starting with a long side, roll up like a jelly roll into a log; moisten

seam and pinch to seal. Roll log back and forth to even it, extending it to 20 inches long. Cut log crosswise into ten 2-inch thick slices. Place slices, cut side down, on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets pressing and patting them into 31⁄2-inch rounds. Cover lightly and place in warm place to rise. When rolls are puffy (after 11⁄2 to 2 hours), place baking sheets on upperthird and lower-third oven racks of preheated 350degree oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned, rotating positions halfway through for even baking. For glaze, melt butter in small saucepan. Add brown sugar; bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly, for two minutes. Remove from heat. Add milk, stir to blend. Return to heat and heat to a boil. Remove from heat, add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth. Glaze thickens on cool-

ing; if necessary, reheat glaze to maintain spreading consistency. Remove rolls from oven, and immediately brush them with glaze mixture. Let rest on baking sheets 10 minutes then cool on wire racks. Makes 10 rolls. More roll recipes: For some similar roll recipes, go to Rita’s online column at or call 513-591-6163.

Carol Etter’s easy chocolate zucchini bread/cake

Here’s another fun recipe to add to your zucchini bread/cake file. Carol told me she has made my chocolate zucchini bread/ cake recipe and liked it. “Very moist and freezes well,” she said. She saw an even easier version in a magazine, and says it’s also very moist and easy. One chocolate cake mix 1 cup shredded and squeezed zucchini

1 cup mini semisweet chocolate pieces Make cake mix according to package directions. Add zucchini and chocolate pieces. Bake in a tube pan, sprayed, at 350 degrees 40 minutes or until cake tester is clean. Cool on rack for minimum 1⁄2 hour before removing from pan. Complete cooling and ice if desired.

Can you help?

Shillito’s chicken pot pie. For Irene Johnson. “I believe it was in the Enquirer many years ago, in the 1980s or ’90s,” she told me.

Coming soon

• Like Panera’s black bean soup • Bravo’s dipping sauce Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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design. The winning designer will receive a $2,000 prize and a tremendous amount of exposure as the poster is the marketing centerpiece for the Fair. Deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. Entries may be dropped off at the following locations: • Fabulous Frames and Art: 1741 East Kemper Road, 513-

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Hilltop Press

September 1, 2010



Gearing up

The North College Hill Recreation Department is having a car show Monday, Sept. 6, along West Galbraith Road in the business district.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the show from noon to 4 p.m. Registration is $10 per car. There will be raffles, food and music.

School open

Cameron Park Elementary School, 626 Waycross Road in Forest Park, will be open to the public from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, to tour or take photos. The school was closed three years ago when the Winton Woods City School District reconfigured its schools. The site will be sold to the city of Forest Park once the building is demolished.

Open house in January

The Mount Healthy Alumni Association will host open houses of both the old high school on Adams Road, and the new Junior/Senior High School on Hamilton Avenue on Jan 15. The open houses will run from noon until 5 p.m. More info and updates can be found at

School sale

For one day only – 9 a.m.noon Saturday, Sept. 4 – all items from the former Cameron Park School will be for sale at rock-bottom clearance prices.

Student chairs for $1, desks for $5, cabinets for $10, chalk boards for $10 or best offer and much more. This one-time only sale will be at 626 Waycross Road in Forest Park near the corner of Sharon and Waycross roads. Everything must go. All proceeds go to benefit the Winton Woods Music Boosters.

Great Parks Club

Adults age 55 and over are invited to join the Hamilton


Mt. Healthy High School Cafeteria 2046 Adams Rd. Mt. Healthy - 729-0131


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Glendale Place Care Center offers outstanding skilled nursing and long term care services tailored to meet the needs of each individual resident, addressing care requirements and establishing realistic goals designed to maximize independence and functioning.

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The memorial to World War I and II veterans in front of the College Hill Fundamental Academy on Cedar Avenue in College Hill was last week’s Scavenger Hunt clue. No one had the correct answer. This week’s clue is on A1.

Civil War Sept. 29, Lunch & Learn: Fall Wagon Ride Oct. 20, Stones and Bones Tour Oct. 22 and Holiday Progressive Shop and Lunch Nov. 10. For more information, call 521-727) or visit

County Park District Great Parks Club. The club includes various programs that entertain and educate visitors about the parks and other recreational activities. The fall series includes the Call of the Wild Tour Sept. 10, Lunch & Learn: The American


Mount Healthy council will ask voters to approve the renewal of a 1.5-mill street levy on the November ballot. A 5-mill levy was turned down by voters last month. The current levy generates $115,000 and expires in December. The cost for a $100,000 market value home is about $35 a year, according to Mount Healthy Safety/Service Director Bill Kocher.

Save the Animals Foundation BINGO

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Hilltop Press


September 1, 2010

Forest Park

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

Incidents Breaking and entering

Store entered and $1,000 in mer-





Your Community Press newspaper serving College Hill, Finneytown, Forest Park, Greenhills, Mount Airy, Mount Healthy, North College Hill, Seven Hills, Springfield Township

POLICE REPORTS Domestic violence

About police reports


Juvenile male, 17, curfew at Waycross and Quail, Aug. 10. Mark Sullen, 39, 2701 North Bend Road, drug abuse at 651 Northland Blvd., Aug. 12. Denis Bubolv, 27, 7093 Hunters Main Court, aggravated burglary at 11500 Farmington, Aug. 11. Bryan Goins, 16, 7571 Tanglewood, drug abuse at Northland and Route 4, Aug. 13. Matthew Ochs, 27, 70 Shady Lane, possession of heroin, resisting arrest at 11898 Chase Plaza, Aug. 13. Juvenile male, 16, curfew at Waycross and Quailridge Court, Aug. 16. Melvous Gardner, 32, 11926 Hamdon, domestic violence at 11926 Hamdon , Aug. 16. Michael Stiles, 33, 1609 Goodman Ave., robbery at 1266 Omniplex, Aug. 16. Ludie Reidi, 40, 801 Smiley Ave., domestic violence at 801 Smiley Ave., Aug. 17. Juvenile male, 15, burglary at 1203 W. Kemper Road, Aug. 13.

| DEATHS | Editor Marc Emral | | 853-6264 BIRTHS

Male victim reported at Geneva Road, Aug. 11.


Victim reported at 11010 Southland Road, Aug. 11.


chandise removed at 200 Cincinnati Mills, Aug. 14. Attempt made at 800 Ender, Aug. 16.


Residence entered and currency, computer of unknown value removed at 11701 Elkwood, Aug. 10. Residence entered and Playstation, games and cases valued at $1,300 removed at 594 Dewdrop Circle, Aug. 14. Residence entered and handgun and cash of unknown value removed at 789 Hinton, Aug. 15.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle scratched at 11035 Quailridge, Aug. 10. Door damaged at 943 Goodhue, Aug. 12. Door glass damaged at 11576 Fremantle, Aug. 14.

Account accessed without consent at US Bank, Aug. 9. IPod touch valued at $300 removed at 1202 Omniplex, Aug. 8. Debit card removed at 10092 Quailwood, Aug. 11. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 1143 Smiley Ave., Aug. 11. Jeans and shirts valued at $70 removed at 2220 Waycross , Aug. 14.

Mount Healthy


Sydney Lawrence, 19, drug possession at McMakin and Harrison avenues, Aug. 23. Maurice Smith, 27, 5722 Argus Road, drug possession, drug paraphernalia at 7200 block of Hamilton Avenue, Aug. 23. Rachel Thomas, 24, 2763 Wilson Ave., drug possession at 7300 block of Hamilton Avenue, Aug. 22.

Keith Brothers, 44, 6630 Cheviot Road, open container at 7200 block of Forest Avenue, Aug. 21. Tyler Day, 19, 7352 Hickman St., underage alcohol consumption at 8000 block of Hamilton Avenue, Aug. 19. David Renneker, 20, 8000 Hamilton Ave., obstructing official business at 8000 block of Hamilton Avenue, Aug. 19. William Hoadley, 20, 7416 Harrison Ave., drug possession at 8000 block of Hamilton Avenue, Aug. 19. Steven Wagner, 22, 1521 St. Clair Ave., drug possession at 7500 block of Hamilton Avenue, Aug. 19.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

7906 Clovernook Ave. man reported being robbed at gunpoint, money cell phone stolen at 7700 block of Clovernook Avenue, Aug. 20.

North College Hill


Nicole Mitchell, 26, 2686 Hillvista Ave., open container at Hamilton Avenue, Aug. 21. Pamela Jones, 45, 6938 Savannah Ave., obstructing official business at 6900 block of Hamilton Avenue, Aug. 21.

Jamez Webb, 18, 8565 Daly Road, disorderly conduct at 1600 block of West Galbraith Road, Aug. 20. Eric Shipp, 34, 6801 Betts Ave., domestic violence at 6801 Betts Ave., Aug. 19. Jeffrey Jones, 26, 6503 Simpson Ave., domestic violence at 6503 Simpson Ave., Aug. 18. Rodney Watkins, 43, 7827 Glen Orchard Drive, theft at 6800 block of Hamilton Avenue, Aug. 18.



Woman reported being hit in the head at 8553 Daly Road, Aug. 16.


Woman reported TV, computer stolen at 8565 Daly Road, Aug. 17. Woman reported TV, jewelry stolen at 6706 Betts Ave., Aug. 18. Woman reported money stolen at 6828 Grace Ave., Aug. 20.

Criminal damaging

Gear’s Garden Center reported garage door damaged at 1579 Goodman Ave., Aug. 16.


Woman reported purse stolen from vehicle at 1938 Sundale Ave., Aug. 16. Family Dollar reported $58 in merchandise stolen at 1591 Goodman Ave., Aug. 17.

DEATHS David Cole




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


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

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

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

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


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

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

Sunday School 10:15


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

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.

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

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

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

Evendale Community Church 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



Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)


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

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370


Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

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".



Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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

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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


Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

Lantis, Sara, Rachel, Geiger, Amanda Ludwig; great-grandchildren Cameron Wolf, Tyler Lantis. Preceded in death by husband Joseph Ludwig. Services were Aug. 27 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Cancer Society.

Ethel Berndt Perry, 88, died Aug. 20. She was a member of Mount Healthy United Methodist Church. Survived by children Keith (Judy) Perry, Connie (Terry) Edwards; grandchildren Amber McKenzie, Andrew Perry, Mark, Kristen Gillespie; friend Lisa Alford; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Clifford Perry, siblings William, Thomas Berndt, Louise Brooks, Myrtle Beck. Services were Aug. 25 at Mount Healthy United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1080 Nimitzview Drive, Suite 208, Cincinnati, OH 45230.


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Betty Ludwig

Betty Michels Ludwig, 82, Mount Healthy, died Aug. 24. Survived by children Jay (Jamie Frantzreb) Ludwig, Kathy (Greg) Geiger, Karen (Stephen) Wolf; grandchildren James (Pam), Brian (Abbey), Maria Wolf, Julie (Brad)

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David L. Cole, 61, died Aug. 19. Survived by children Charles (Michelle), Amber, David (Jeff) Cole; grandson Scott Cole; three stepchildren; fiancee Ginger Perreault; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Kimberly Cole, siblings Carl Cole, Charlene Land, Chris Cole. Services were Aug. 23 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the David Cole Memorial Fund in care of PNC Bank.

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September 1, 2010

Hilltop Press


Group hosting concerts to support schools The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society has scheduled seven concerts in its 2010-2011 series. The series runs from September 2010 through May, and concerts are at the St. Xavier Performance Center and the McAuley Performing Arts Center. The series starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, with Pure Prairie League founder and Little Feat front man Craig Fuller at St. Xavier Performance Center. “The series has gained significant momentum over prior years. In fact we just finished our best season in spite of a down economy,” said performing series president Pete Ellerhorst. He and business partner Rob Ellig founded the concert series and the organization in 2007 with a mission of supporting local Catholic elementary schools. “While sponsorships are historically difficult to secure in a down economy, our patron packages doubled this past season and series attendance was up,” Ellerhorst said. “Without question, things are moving in the right direction and


Craig Fuller, Pure Prairie League founder and Little Feat front man, will perform Saturday, Sept. 11, as part of the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. more people are becoming aware of the quality artists that our series is bringing to Cincinnati.” Ellerhorst and Ellig came up with idea to start the organization after seeing guitar great Tommy Emmanuel in Elizabethtown, Ky. “Tommy just blew us away, and the entire way home all Rob and I could talk about was why no one was bringing this guy to Cincinnati,” he said. “We knew people would love him.

“We knew we wanted to kick things off with Tommy and then offer a variety of different artists with different styles so people could see a wide range of music and be exposed to new, top shelf performers.” This season, Fuller is followed by Emmanuel Oct. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 5 and 6, at the McAuley Performing Arts Center, College Hill. The other concerts scheduled are: • On Saturday, Nov. 20,

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the Texas Guitar Women, an all-female line up of blues and roots players from Austin, Texas, spearheaded by five-time Grammy winner Cindy Cashdollar, will perform. • Leon Redbone on Saturday, Jan. 29; • Ruthie Foster, who was nominated for a Grammy in 2009 for Best Contemporary Blues Album, is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12; • On Saturday, March 19, singer/songwriter Pam Rose, a two-time Grammy nominee and part of the Kennedy/Rose songwriting team will feature a show with Nashville songwriters Chuck Cannon (who writes with Toby Keith) and Chuck Jones. • The series will wrap up Saturday, May 14, with

Marcia Ball, a piano pounding Boogie-Woogie New Orleans-style player and recipient of three Grammy nominations. “While the music is absolutely top shelf, it’s really all about the schools,” said Ellerhorst. “Many of these institutions have been around over 100 years and have an equally impressive track record. With rising tuition rates and a tough economy, it’s difficult for a middle to lower-middle income family to consider a Catholic education.” Information on tickets, artists and the shows is available on the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts website at or call 513-484-0157.


Have you been trying to get pregnant without success? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a Clinical Research Study for a new investigational medication to see if it can help stimulate the ovaries for in vitro fertilization (IVF). This study is being conducted by the Institute for Reproductive Health. The Institute for Reproductive Health is looking for women who are trying to become pregnant. To qualify, you must be between the ages of 35 - 42 and be in good general health with regular menstrual cycles.

If you have been trying to get pregnant without success call the Institute for Reproductive Health.

Qualified participants will receive study related procedures and investigational study medication at no cost.

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Healthy News Meet OUR newest addition Alzira B. Leques MD is pleased to announce her association with the exceptional physicians and staff of Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers. Dr. Leques, board eligible in Obstetrics and Gynecology, joins Drs. Karram, Tetirick, Reilly, Jabin and Bonnie Rebella, APN, at our Seven Hills Montgomery, Finneytown and Boudinot offices where she will provide quality, compassionate women’s care with a special interest in contraception and high-risk obstetrics. Alzira B. Leques MD

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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

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LEGAL NOTICE The Springfield Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on a proposed resolution amending the Township’s Property Maintenance Code to include the interior maintenance provisions of the 2009 International Property Maintenance Code. The proposed amendment, if adopted, will apply to single family and duplex residential, rental structures and the existing premises on which those structures are located. The public hearing will be held at the Springfield Township Administration Building, Allen Paul Room, 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 on September 14, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. The proposed resolution is available at the Township Administration Building from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 5702


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