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Great taste

Joe Henke’s 2008 Riesling, a German-style white wine, was named the overall Best in Show at the 2009 Ohio Wine Competition. In past years, Henke has also won awards for producing the best red wine in Ohio. SEE STORY, B1

More information on Fourth of July celebrations For more information about fireworks and Fourth of July celebrations, see story on A2.

By Jennie Key

Vacation photos

Whether you’re headed to the beach or the mountains this summer, we want to publish your vacation photos. To get started, go to and follow the steps there to send your photos to us. Be sure to identify everyone in the photo and what community they live in. Photos will appear on your community page and may even make it into your local newspaper, so start sharing today!



Garden walk

The Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association's annual Garden Tour had great weather and a great turnout. See photos on A4.

Local communities are getting ready for the Fourth as they prepare fireworks, concerts, parades and family events for the traditional celebration of the nation’s birthday. Colerain Township’s annual Fourth of July Spectacular features 80s rockers Survivor on the main stage at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Evening entertainment begins at 6 p.m. and includes children’s entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m.; classic rock by local band Wayward Son from 6 to 7:45 p.m.; and Survivor from 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. Fireworks with a patriotic soundtrack begin at 10 p.m. You can get an early fireworks

fix on Friday night in Green Township. A Fourth of July holiday concert will be presented beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, July 3, at Green Township’s Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Featured performers are Robin Lacy & DeZydeco and Saffire Express and fireworks will be set off to honor the nation’s birthday. Mount Healthy will celebrate the Red, White and Blue with a party in the city park at 7 p.m. Friday, July 3. There will be a parade for ages 3-12. Children can decorate their bikes, scooters, strollers and wagons to vie for the most patriotic decorated prize. Neighborhoods are also planning parades to celebrate the Fourth.

Colerain says no to additional group homes By Jennie Key

Floral find

Any idea where this might be? We didn’t think so. Time to go hunting in the neighborhood to see if you can find it. Send your best guess to northwest or call 8536287, along with your name. Deadline to call is noon Friday. If you’re correct, we’ll publish your name in next week’s newspaper along with the correct answer. See last week’s answer on B5.

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The Colerain Township Board of Zoning Appeals has officially denied the appeal of New Beginnings Residential and Family Youth Services for additional group homes. The board formalized its decision, June 24. The board said zoning administrator Susan Roschke acted The issue p r o p e r l y she has been when denied zoning controversial certificates for with neighbors a d d i t i o n a l group homes of the property. at 6965 ColAt a May 27 erain Ave., behind Royal hearing, some Car Wash. The BZA neighbors said said additionthey are already al group home experiencing units constituted a major problems. change to the final development plan approved by the Colerain Township Zoning Commission in June of 2003. The BZA said the changes planned by New Beginnings founder Charles “Chris” Smith would need to go back to the township for approval with an amended development plan. The expanded group home plan calls for a training facility and offices not indicated in the original plan. New Beginnings has one group


Neighbors attended a May 27 hearing on proposed group homes at 6965 Colerain Ave. The Colerain Township BZA denied an appeal by the project’s developer at its June 24 meeting. home unit in operation on the site, with five youths currently living in the home. Smith, who had originally received approval for a 24-unit condo development, Creekwood Estates, now wants to convert the condominiums to group home units for at-risk youth. Smith and his attorney, Barrett Tullis, contended group homes are

a permitted use in planned residential areas and the permits are being withheld because Roschke doesn't want group homes on the property. The issue has been controversial with neighbors of the property. At a May 27 hearing, some neighbors said they are already experiencing problems. Neighbors said the property

has not been well maintained, and are worried about their families' safety, property values and what impact having a large number of at-risk teens in one location will have on the community. Smith’s next option could be to pursue an administrative appeal through the courts. Tullis said he will talk with his client about options.


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Celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang By Jennie Key

Colerain Township’s 12th annual Fourth of July Spectacular blasts back to the 80s as the township presents Survivor on the main stage. Things get started early with the annual 4th of July Spectacular 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 4. The event starts at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Online registration is $8 and is available through Thursday, July 2. Race-day registration will be offered beginning at 6:30 a.m. and costs $13. T-shirts are $7 while they last. A free chil-

Road closings for Fourth of July

Springdale Road will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 4. Those attending the fireworks may use shuttles or walk to the Colerain Township Administration Complex. Closures are from Poole Road to Flattop Drive. Yellowwood Drive will also be closed from Springdale Road to Timbleglen Drive Road closing sites will be staffed with Colerain Township Police officers. Residents and their guests will be allowed access to their home if it falls within the closed boundary until 9:30 p.m. No vehicular traffic will be allowed in the road closed area from 9:30 p.m. until the road re-opens at midnight. Motorists who violate the closure may face a $100 fine. dren’s race follows the 5K at 9 a.m. Evening entertainment begins at 6 p.m. and includes children’s entertainment from 6-9:30 p.m.; classic rock by local band Wayward Son from 6-7:45 p.m.; and Survivor from

8:15-9:45 p.m. There will be free activities for the kids, including a balloon artist, air brush tattoos, sand art, bracelet making, Uncle Sam on stilts, free flags and more from 6-9:30 p.m. Fireworks with a patriot-

ic soundtrack will end the night with a bang beginning at 10 p.m. The fireworks show is launched from behind the Colerain Township Public Works building. The viewing area is the Drew Campbell Memorial Commons that lies next to the government complex. This year’s soundtrack was put together by the fireworks crew, comprised of firefighters and volunteers. Assistant Chief Rick Niehaus said several members of the township’s parks and services department serve as a support crew, helping set up the tubes from which the fireworks are launched and also with teardown work after the event. FILE PHOTO

Colerain Township’s Fourth of July Spectacular is one way to light up the holiday.

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Colerain Parks and Services director Kevin Schwartzhoff said the inhouse work saves the township about $50,000. And the township’s special events committee gets sponsorships to offset some of the event’s costs, as well. Springdale Road is closed between Poole Road and Flattop Drive and free shuttles will be offered from Colerain Middle School, 4700 Poole Road, and Colerain High School, 8801 Cheviot Road, beginning at 5 p.m. and from Northgate Mall’s parking garage beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 513-385-7503 or visit the Fourth of July Spectacular’s Web site at You can get an early fireworks fix on Friday night in Green Township. A Fourth of July holiday concert will be presented beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, July 3, at Kuliga Park, 6717

Bridgetown Road. Featured performers are Robin Lacy & DeZydeco and Saffire Express and fireworks will be set off to honor the nation’s birthday. Bounce With Me is donating a bounce house so the kids in attendance can jump around free of charge. Food and drink booths at the July 3 concert will feature an expanded menu as well. There will be a Cornhole tournament prior to the concert. Neighborhoods are also planning parades to celebrate the Fourth. Pleasant Run Farms has its annual parade at 10 a.m. starting at the John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 Kemper Road. It ends at the Clifford George Park, Mill Road and Forester Drive, for a short ceremony. And in White Oak, the 41st annual February Court parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4.

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Cincinnati News Service Police say a nearly blind man stepped in front of a car being driven by a teen Friday evening and was killed. The accident occurred at 7560 Colerain Ave., about 10:30 p.m. June 29. Police said Gerald C. Burton, 62, of Cincinnati, did not see the vehicle when he stepped in front of the 1996 Nissan Maxima being driven by a 17-year-old male.

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Burton was blind in his right eye and had poor eyesight in his left eye, according to the accident report. Burton was accompanied by another pedestrian who was not hurt. All of the passengers in the teen's car were wearing seatbelts and no other injuries were reported. The crash remains under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit.


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The garden at 6895 Wesselman Road offers a variety of vibrant blooms.

A walk in the garden

This year’s Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association Garden Tour was more far-flung than usual, as it was one of the Green Township Bicentennial celebration events and included gardens from other Green Township communities. PHOTOS BY BECKY BUTTS/CONTRIBUTOR

Leah and Lora Huhn of Monfort Heights and Tricia Adams of Bridgetown select items from Tracy’s Garden Cottage booth at Nathanael Greene Lodge during the annual Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association Garden Tour.

Sandra Hoffman of Monfort Heights and Shirley Carlisle of Westwood enjoy the garden tour, stopping for a moment in the garden at 6025 Country Meadow Lane.

Claire Murray, Sandy Ott, and Diane Connley stop for a chat in the garden on 3292 Fiddler’s Green.

Diana Brake, John Specht, Terry Elfers, Pauline Elfers and Nina Specht share a laugh in the garden at 6942 Bridgetown Road.

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Republicans endorse Ritter, Deters By Jennie Key

Colerain Township Trustee Bernie Fiedeldey told Republicans he will not run for a third term at a meeting of Colerain Township Republican precinct executives June 24. The meeting was to determine who the Republican-endorsed candidates would be. There are two seats up for election in November. Officials said he did not seek the endorsement. Fiedeldey did not return calls for comment. Incumbent trustee Jeff Ritter received the nod from the group, and will run in November for a second term of office.

Ritter was elected 2005 andcurrently serves as board president.He also serves as board liaison to the Summer Events Committee which coordinates the Fourth of July Spectacular and the Taste of Colerain held every August. He lives in Colerain Township with his wife Marie three children and is a director of planning and governance in the information technology department at the Convergys Corp. Dennis Deters, a new face to township voters, also was endorsed by the group. Ritter said he is looking forward to the campaign. “I am tremendously excited to be running alongside a strong Republican like Dennis Deters.” Ritter

said. “He is a lawyer and his experience will be a great addition to the board. I hope we are both elected this fall and can work together for the benefit of the township.” Deters, 34, is an attorney with Haughey & Deters, with offices in Oxford and Fairfield. He said the township can benefit from a fresh perspective and his experience as an attorney. Deters said he and his wife chose Colerain Township as a home community and following the November election, he decided it was time to enter the political arena. “It seemed government has lost its way,” he said. “I believe in limited government and giving control

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back to the people.” Coming from a political family, he has been involved with campaigns and politics since he was eight. Now, he says it’s time for him to make a contribution of his own. “I can use my tool set as an attorney for the benefit of the township,” he said. “I specialized in municipal law.” He was an associate at Schroeder, Maundrell, Barbiere and Powers and formed his own practice with friend Daniel Haughey in 2007. In 2008, Deters was appointed the Butler County Area II Court Felony Public Defender, where he handles all felony cases for indigent defendants. He also serves

Torrential rains and thunderstorms with high winds and hail overnight caused widespread damage across the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region, according to the National Weather Service, but local officials say Colerain Township dodged the worst of it. Colerain Township fire officials said they had no reports of widespread damage. Colerain Public Works director Bruce McClain said his crews were called out early Friday because of trees and power lines down on Jonrose Avenue. The road was closed Friday until crews could deal with the downed power

lines. Traffic was detoured through the Struble Elementary School parking lot. The storm took down part of a tree in the Springdale Road front yard of Steve and Charlene Hall. Son Dustin Todd, 24, spent Friday morning talking on the phone with Duke Energy to get the power back and cleaning up the branches left by the storm. “We lost two trees and part of this one in September; that was much worse,” he said as he cleared debris from his front yard. “I heard the storm at 2 a.m. When I woke up, I wondered why my power was out and the neighbor’s was on. Then I came outside and saw the limbs on the lines and had the answer to

my question. Now I’m just cleaning up.” Colerain Township expereinced some trouble with its new phone system, as employees and callers reported loud popping and crackling in the line. Josh Campbell, director of information technology for the township, said the problems started late Monday morning and were likely not caused by the storm itself. Duke Energy spokeswoman Sally Thelen said at the peak of the overnight storm, there were 85,000 power outages across the Tri-State. By Friday afternoon, There were still just under 25,000 customers remaining without service. Duke Energy brought in additional crews to work to



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Green Twp. promotes four firefighters By Kurt Backscheider

Four part-time firefighters with the Green Township Department of Fire & EMS will soon be full-time employees of the township. The Green Township Board of Trustees approved a resolution June 22 to hire Jeff Bayer, Ron Krass, Brett Raible and Matt Schmithorst as full-time township firefighters. All four will begin their full-time status effective Saturday, July 4. Green Township Fire & EMS Chief Douglas Witsken said the four firefighters were promoted from the township’s part-time firefighter ranks, and underwent a three-month process of written testing, reviews of employment history and training records and several rounds of interviews.

“These were without a doubt the four strongest candidates out of the group,” he Witsken said. “We’re very proud to move them from part-time to full-time status.” After being sworn in by Green Township Fiscal Officer Thomas Straus, all four firefighters thanked the board of trustees and the administration for giving them the opportunity to be career firefighters with the township. “I’ve been here six years and hopefully it’s many more years to come,” Bayer said. Schmithorst said, “I’m looking forward to spending my career here for sure.”

Witsken said the addition of four full-time firefighters will allow the department to add a second crew at the Dent fire station. “It’s important to note the levy that was passed by the voters last fall has allowed us to add a second crew at our Dent fire station,” he said. “I certainly would like to thank the Green Township residents and the board for their support of the staffing increase.” The five-year, 1.9-mill safety services levy voters approved last November costs the owner of a home with a market value of $100,000 about $56 per year in property taxes. Witsken said when he first took over as chief in 2005, three of the township’s four fire stations were staffed by only one crew.


Green Township Fire & EMS Chief Douglas Witsken, far left, is pictured with the department’s four new full-time firefighters. The new full-time employees are, from left, Ron Krass, Brett Raible, Jeff Bayer and Matt Schmithorst. Now, three of the four stations are each staffed with two crews, he said. “It’s been quite an

upgrade in our coverage and our service to the residents,” he said. All four of the new full-

time firefighters will be compensated at step 1 of the contract, $46,886 annually.

Glory Lake yields a big fish tale

Colerain Township resident Aaron Blust pulled a 28-pound surprise out of Glory Lake last month. Blust, 21, a life-long fisherman, caught a huge

shovelhead catfish at Glory Lake on Pippin Road in Colerain Township. He says he fished the lake as a young’un about 3 or 4 years old, and thought he’d like to visit again. “I hadn’t been there in years, so I thought I would

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give it a shot,” he said. “It was a Saturday and I was there from about 11 to 4. I think caught the big one in the first half-hour.” Blust said he didn’t know the lake had such large catfish, although he was not surprised, since the lake is

Symbol of Freedom

There are three famous symbols of America s freedom; the Stars and Stripes of “Old Glory”, the Statue of Liberty and the Liberty Bell. Most Americans are familiar with the stories behind the American Flag and the Statue of Liberty but fewer may be familiar with the story of the Liberty Bell. The bell was acquired from a foundry in England by the Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania in 1752 and it currently resides at Market Street & 6 th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has a circumference around the lip of 12 ft. and around the crown of 7 ft. 6 in. It measures 3 feet lip to the crown and weighs 2080 lbs. It is most famous for the fact that it is cracked. The “crack” is approximately 1/2 inch wide and 24.5 inches long. There are conflicting stories of just how the Liberty Bell was cracked and though it is now unusable, it stands as a symbol of American freedom. During this time of year, we hear many rousing patriotic songs and sounds. Do they really mean anything to us? Notice the crowd the next time you hear our national anthem played or when asked to recite our pledge of allegiance. Do you see and hear true expressions of freedom? It is time for American to shout for freedom! We should stand at attention and place our hands over our hearts when the national anthem is played! We should demonstrate grateful hearts when we honor and acknowledge our service men and women! We should be thankful for our freedom every time we go to the polls to exercise our right to vote!

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Aaron Blust caught this 28-pound catfish at Glory Lake in Colerain Township. land them, because they tend to start twirling on you like a ‘gator when they get in close to shore.” While the shovelhead Blust landed at Glory Lake is big, he says he’s caught bigger shovelheads.

He has three 38pounders to his credit.He likes fishing for catfish. “They put up a great fight – better than almost any other fish you go after around here, in my opinion.”

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I am stirred by these symbols of America’s freedom but there is an even greater symbol of freedom meant not only for the United States but for the entire world—the old rugged cross. The cross of Christ is where all of our sin was paid for. The freedom from sin and guilt is the greatest freedom of all and once received no man can take it away. While we take time to celebrate our American freedom on July 4th we should not forget to look to the cross and celebrate the gift of eternal life made available to us all by Christ s death. When we trust Christ as our Savior we can claim Romans 6:17-18, But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Look to God s Word today and find the story of eternal freedom!

about 20 years old. “I was willing to see what they had,” he said. “I am sure there are plenty of big ones in there. They’ve had time to grow.” Glory Lake is owned by New Commandment Christian Center. Andre Ross, a church member and volunteer who manages facility rentals at the lake, said there is a catch-and-release policy for fish over 10 pounds. Blust said that is not uncommon with pay lakes. And it’s OK with him; he says he wouldn’t know how to prepare the fish he catches, anyway. He generally tosses them back. Blust, who says he fishes several times a week, had some pointers for would-be catfish hunters. He recommends using a big pole, a minimum of 40pound test line and a sturdy reel. “I used a crappie head as bait for this one,” he said. “But blue gill or shad are fine, too. You could also use small live fish. I have had good success with goldfish.” He also recommends a net. “I like to use a net to

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Metro buses will operate on a holiday schedule Friday, July 3, in observation of the Independence Day holiday. July 3 is the designated federal holiday since July 4 falls on Saturday. Access specialized service for people with disabilities will also operate on a holiday schedule July 3. Both services will return to a regular Saturday schedule on Saturday, July 4. Metro administrative offices, the Metro call center and the Metro sales office will be closed July 3 and July 4. For complete bus information, call Metro at 621-4455 weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or visit

Scavenger hunt

The Hamilton County Park District presents an Independence Day Scavenger Hunt in Winton Road, Sunday, July 5, at Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. The Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Pick up a list from the naturalist at the Great Oaks trailhead. Return with findings by 3:30 p.m. for a prize. Call 521-7275 for details

Meditation camp

The Gaden Samdrupling Buddhist Monastery offers a meditation camp for youngsters ages 7 to 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the GSL Monastery, 3046 Pavlova Drive. The program includes learning how to meditate through guided meditation and yoga, a body and mind relaxation technique. There will also be a movie about the life history of Buddha. Snack and drinks provided Please

Green accepts salt bid

The Green Township Board of Trustees recently passed a resolution to accept a bid and purchase salt from Morton Salt Co. The township will pay $62.59 per ton for salt for the 2009-10 winter season. Green Township Public Services Director Fred Schlimm said each winter the township goes through roughly 4,000 tons of salt when treating township streets covered with snow and ice. He said salt is less expensive this year than last year, and the cheaper price will translate into about $135,000 in savings from last year.

Outdoor women

A one-day event for women in the outdoors is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Southwestern Ohio Conservation Club, 6084 Morgan Road, Cleves. Courses offered include: An Artist's Touch, archery, bass fishing, fishing basics, handgun, introduction to

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Green week

Visit this exhibit at the Ellenwood Nature Barn at the Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve to see how nature recycles. Learn how to live more lightly on the earth through games, crafts, live animals and other activities. The exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Tuesday, July 7 to Sunday, July 12. It will be also be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday July 9. The program is free, but a motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park. Call 521-7275 for details.

Robber sought

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect in connection with the aggravated robbery of the National City Bank 7044 Colerain Ave. The suspect is described as: a male white, about 5 feet, 4 inches to 5 feet, 7 inches

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tall, weighing 150 to 160 pounds, with a mustache and unshaven face. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a dark colored ball cap with an unknown logo on the front, dark colored T-shirt with a light colored emblem, a buttoned short sleeve blue plaid shirt, and light colored athletic shoes. Police said the suspect entered the bank, brandished a dark colored semi automatic handgun, and demanded U.S. currency. Any information on this suspect, please contact: Detective Steven Minnich, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Section at 825-1500 or call CrimeStoppers at 352-3040.


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Cooper wins sports network scholarship Jamie Cooper, a junior at the College of Mount St. Joseph, recently was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Cincinnati Sports Professional Network. The presentation took place during CSPN’s spring banquet, an event that also honored a variety of others: Jerry Carroll, Sports Executive Lifetime Achievement; Sean Miller and Chuck Weber, Sports Co-Executive of the Year; Skyline Chili, Outstanding Corporate Partner; Flying Pig Marathon, Sports Event of the Year; John Popovich, Sports Media Personality; and UC Football Big East Conference/Orange Bowl Berth, Cincinnati Sports Story. A double major in sport management and business administration at the Mount, Cooper competed for the scholarship against undergraduate and graduate students from Miami University,

Northern Kentucky University, Ohio University, Thomas More, University of Cincinnati, and Xavier University. She holds a Cooper 3.67 GPA and is involved in many activities on campus, such as serving as a member of the Fiscal Committee of Student Government Association, Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the CHAMPS program; as a peer leader; and a member of the Alpha Chi Sigma and Sigma Beta Delta honors societies. Cooper has been a member of the Lions volleyball team since her freshman year and was named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic All Conference

in 2007-present. She is currently working as a shareholder services co-op at Procter & Gamble. Linda Schoenstedt, Ed.D., assistant professor of business administration and chair of Sport Management at the Mount, said, “Jamie is one of those student-athletes who sees the big picture in life and uses her talents to the fullest. We are all extremely proud of her.” A graduate of McAuley High School, Cooper is the daughter of Carol and Dave Cooper of Colerain Township. CSPN serves as a networking organization for Greater Cincinnati sports professionals offering regularly scheduled programs and an annual awards ceremony for the sports business community. CSPN is a program fostered by the Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation.





Bevis Elementary

Fifth-graders were busy this year managing their own checkbooks and ledger. Students had to write a check weekly for rent on their desks, lockers, lunchroom and any borrowed items. They earned income by having clean desks and lockers, great behavior, turning in homework, etc. They kept their own credit/debit sheets that were attached to their assignment books. Students also kept track of two stocks that they followed throughout the year.

Colerain Elementary School

The school has a Runners Club made up of 65 second- and third-graders. Students trained from the beginning of February to run in the Mini-Heart Marathon and appeared on the evening news. They also participated in the Flying Pig Marathon 5K.

Colerain Middle School

Under the leadership of teacher Kristin Kauffman, sixth-grade students developed and implemented their own community service program this year. World Tap Gives Back is a program designed to provide opportunities for students to give back to their community. Each quarter, students completed a small community project along with partnering with the Over-the-Rhine Food Kitchen and Pantry. Once a month, students would make more than 100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that were delivered to the pantry to be given out with groceries they distribute to the neighbors in the area. Other community service projects included visiting a community center to talk and play games with the elderly; serving a dinner, tidying up, playing checkers and watching a talent show at a nursing home; helping the elderly on and off their bus; picking up trash at a playground; donating slightly used clothes to the FreeStore FoodBank, Salvation Army and Goodwill; packing meals for those who can’t afford groceries; mentoring kindergarteners after school at Colerain Elementary; volunteering at a walk for epirdermolysis bullosa; donating food to the Walnut Hills Food Pantry. The outstanding program was nominated and accepted to present at the Ohio School Boards Association Student Achievement Fair in the fall.

Teacher Melissa Fetter has been nominated as Hixson Inc. Teacher of the Year. Fetter was recognized at a Hixson reception in May, receiving a $100 cash award and a plaque for her nomination. Hixson is architecture, engineering and interior design firm based in Mount Adams that has been recognizing outstanding teachers for nearly 20 years.

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Mount Healthy scholarships

Ten Mount Healthy High School seniors were awarded $20,000 by the district’s Coordinating Council. Pictured from left are Jacob Parmley, Caitlin McGinn, Sarah Endress, Mariah Harden, Austin Olding, Angela Brito, Cassie Oelgeschlager, Lisa Hoepf, Ashley Sandlin and Nicolas Turner. The council is overseen by residents and district supporters Dick Wendt and Stu Griffing. Together they handle scholarships and the Sharing Tree holiday program, which distributes toys and clothes to the needy.


Otterbein College student B.J. Wanninger has received the E. Jeanne Willis Life Science Endowed Award, given to a sophomore or junior who has contributed greatly to the school’s life and earth science department and has taken life science courses beyond the minimum requirement. A graduate of La Salle High School, Wanninger is a senior life science major. He is the son of Barry and Alice Wanninger of Colerain Township.

Dean’s list

Catherine Colemire, Andrea Elms, Shannon Marengo and Deborah Walker were named to the spring semester academic merit list at Wilmington College’s Blue Ash campus. The academic merit list recognizes students, enrolled six to 11 hours, who earn at least a 3.6 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. • Nicole Francis, Danny Hicks, Amanda Portlock, Corey Ryan and Denise Stacy were named to the academic merit list through the collaboration between Wilmington College and Cincinnati State Technical & Community College. • Ann Huey was named to the winter term dean’s list at Hanover College. • Desirae Bedford and Timothy Gruber were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Wilmington College • Rachael Gore and Brian Wunderlich were named to the dean’s list through the collaboration between Wilmington College and Cincinnati State Technical & Community College.


Ann Huey has graduated from Hanover College with a bachelor of arts degree in theological studies. A graduate of St. Ursula Academy, she is the daughter of James and Nancy Huey of Colerain Township. • Ryan Young has graduated from Wofford College with bachelor of arts degrees in business economics and government.


The following area students have received an award or scholarship from Xavier University: • McAuley High School senior Theresa Hennard has accepted an Honor Award. At McAuley, Hennard is active in soccer, student council, the Geometry Club and the National Honor Society. The daughter of Pat and John Hennard of Green Township, she plans to major in theology. • Laura Kaiser has accepted a Trustee Scholarship. Kaiser is a senior at St. Ursula Academy. She is the daughter of Robert and Elsie Kaiser of Colerain Township. • La Salle High School senior Thomas Key of Green Township has accepted a Buschmann Award. Key has been active in athletics at La Salle. The son of Susan Booth and Gary Key, he plans to major in physics or math. • St. Xavier High School senior Kevin Lackman has accepted a Schawe ScholarKey ship.

At St. X, he is active in music, theater, the newspaper, World Affairs Council and National Honor Society. The son of Kevin and Mary Lackman of Colerain Township, he plans to major in business. • McAuley High School senior Megan Walden has accepted an Honor Award. At McAuley, she is vice president of the Key Club, a member of the National Honor Society, and active in tutoring and the orchestra. The daughter of Mark and Kim Walden of Colerain Township, she plans to major in early childhood education. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Trustee and Presidential Scholarships and the Honor and Schawe Awards. The Buschmann Award is based on a student’s record in high school. Amounts vary. • Colerain Township residents Abigail Gillman and Andrew Huddle have received a $1,000 Youth Survivor College Scholarships from the American Cancer Society. The scholarships, for the 2009-2010 academic year, is funded by the Relay For Life. Gillman is studying majoring in nursing at Wright State University. Huddle is studying finance at the University of Dayton. • College of Mount St. Joseph student Valerie Schneider was selected by the faculty of the mathematics and computer science department as the 2009 recipient of the Brigid Marshall Memorial Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding math student who is preparing to enter the senior year. Schneider was named to the dean's list for both semesters during the 2008-2009 school year. She will graduate in 2010 with a double major in math and business administration. The daughter of Don and Karen Schneider, she lives in Monfort Heights.




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The Spirit of Construction Foundation recently presented a $5,000 grant to teacher Ken Broxterman for the NHS/Butler Tech construction tech program. • Students Stephanie Fisher, Heather Flick, Nicki Gustafson, Aaron McWhorter, Cassie Norton and Rachell Wagers won the national grand prize in the History Uncovered competition sponsored by ABC-CLIO, a publishing company. The students’ PowerPoint presentation highlighted the 10 most influential people, places and events in American history. Each student receives $200 and the school will receive an interactive whiteboard, $500 and a one-year subscription to all eight ABC-CLIO databases (worth $2,500). They are students of advanced placement United States history teacher Terryl Meador. • More than 50 staff members have pledged to read at least one book this summer and share their reading experience with students during next school year’s Teen Read Week.

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Twelve of the district’s school nurses were awarded Governor’s Buckeye Best Awards. The award takes into consideration the healthy foods served at the school, physical fitness programs, tobacco education programs and nursing care in each school building. Silver Award recipients were Michelle Bernhardt, Struble Elementary; Bessie Helm, Taylor

Elementary; Joan Paynter, White Oak Middle School; Amy Piening, Weigel Elementary; Jane Roden, Pleasant Run Middle School; and Margaret Stapleton, Colerain Elementary. Bronze Award recipients were Linda Jinks, Monfort Heights Elementary; Diane Overbeck, Northwest High School; Connie Stahl, Welch Elementary; and Pat Wahl, Colerain High School. Debbie Callahan of Colerain Middle School and Janet Toepfer of Bevis Elementary received Recognition Awards. • Lowe’s and Kobalt Tools, in partnership with SkillsUSA, are helping the next generation of skilled trade professionals at the Northwest Career Center through the Tough Tools for Cool Schools program. Lowe’s donated approximately $600 worth of Kobalt tools to the school as part of the new national program, which give $300,000 to more than 500 Skills USA building trades and renovation programs across the nation. SkillsUSA advisor Ken Broxterman was selected to receive the tool kit for the construction technology program at the Northwest High School Career Technical Center. • The Fernald Community Health Effects Committee Inc. donated copies of their publication, “Fernald Area Cistern and Wells: What is Known and What Do We Need to Know?” for each of library in the Northwest Local School District.

Pleasant Run Middle School

The seventh- and eighth-grade bands received a superior rating at the Ohio Music Education Association Junior High Large Group Adjudicated Event. • Students were challenged to complete a mini Flying Pig Marathon by running or walking around the school during their lunch period this spring. After six weeks, the winning students received goody bags filled with healthy treats and gift cards to Meijer. The winning students of the PRMS Flying Pig Contest were sixth-graders Myles Pringle and Josh Schalk, 15 miles, and Carly Schon, 11 miles; seventh-graders Carlos Flowers, 10 miles, and Tanner Blankenhagen, 7 miles; and eighth-grader Jonathan Russ, 7 miles. • Eighth-graders constructed roller coasters in their science classes and displayed them at the Showcase of the Stars. The coasters had to be realistic and workable in order to model the concepts of aerodynamics and torque. Parents and community members voted for the winners who received gift certificates. The winner was Extreme Dino Rampage, built by Brade DeBildt, Matt Gaines, Ryan Huy and Tyler Norton. Second place went to the Hello Kitty Coaster, designed by Zach Davis, Hillary Jackson and Fatima Toro Winters. Finishing third was Zero Gravity, built by Cody Grote, Kyle Harris and Brian Rothert.

Taylor Elementary School

Students collected $1,865.71 for Jump Rope for Heart this school year. Students were taught the lifelong habits of eating right, exercise and staying tobaccofree, while donating to the American Heart Association.

Welch Elementary

Thanks to Go Cincinnati, several volunteers (current students and alumni) recently were enlisted to paint the office mail room and a giant Welch mascot on a wall in the cafeteria.

White Oak Middle School

TJ Strong received a superior rating at the Ohio Music Education Association solo and ensemble event. Strong was the only White Oak student to attend the competition. • The school’s band participated in the Music in the Park competition at Loveland High School. The WOMS band finished second out of nine middle schools, receiving an excellent rating for their performance. • The school’s production of “Mirror, Mirror” also nominated for the Ohio School Boards Association Student Achievement Fair.

Ursuline grads named STARs Four 2009 Ursuline Academy graduates received GE STAR Awards from the Institute of International Education on behalf of the GE Foundation. Recipients of the award are children of General Electric employees. In addition to a one-time financial award issued to the winning students, a $500 award is made to the school in honor of a teacher named by the student.

Ursuline STAR awardees were Alexa D’Sa of Loveland, who named English teacher Shauna Whelan of Hyde Park; Katie Johnson of Loveland, who named social studies teacher Jim McCarthy of Montgomery; Catherine Mollmann of Colerain Township, who named physics teacher Monika Uhr of Madisonville; and Kathleen Schings of Loveland, who named math teacher Jenny Breissinger of West Chester.


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Colerain, Elder ink two-year series

Neither Colerain nor Elder will play in the annual Kirk Herbstreit Ohio vs. USA Challenge during the 2009 high school football season. Instead, they’ll be playing each other. The Herbstreit Challenge, typically played at a Cincinnati venue during week two of the season, was moved to week one in Columbus; Colerain and Elder, however, have traditionally opened the season by participating in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. “The Herbstreit was moved to week one, and they never called to ask us about that,” Colerain Athletic Director Dan Bolden said. “We said we couldn’t participate because we have a commitment to the Skyline event, and we’re going to be loyal to that.” With Colerain’s week-two game available, Bolden called Elder Athletic Director Dave Dabbelt. “(Dan and I) have talked about this for a couple years,” Dabbelt said. “We said that if the Herbstreit ever fell through, we could (play

each other) as a backup.” And that is what they will do. Colerain and Elder have agreed to play a two-game, home-and-home series over the next two years; the first game, which will be broadcast live by a national sporting network, will be played at The Pit Sunday, Sept. 6. “We talked about playing the game at a neutral site like Nippert (Stadium) or Paul Brown (Stadium),” Dabbelt said. “But (the network wants) it to be at a high school venue, and The Pit was chosen by USA Today as one of the top 10 places to watch a high school game.” Bolden had no problem with the first game of the series being played at Elder. “We already have four home games scheduled, so playing at Elder first wasn’t a big issue,” he said. Both schools are excited about the prospect of playing before a national audience. “I think it says a lot for the program, the community, the coaching staff and the athletes that people in the broadcasting company regard our school that highly to put us on TV,” Bolden said. “This is what it’s all about.

When these kids are 60, they can tell their grandkids, ‘I worked hard, I ran the extra laps, I put time in the weight room and I stayed out of trouble and played on national television.’” The game will provide additional spotlight for Cincinnati as a hotbed for high school sports, especially football. “Over the last 10 years, the coverage of high school football in Cincinnati has gotten better on the national level,” Dabbelt said. “It really started with Moeller getting national attention back in the ’70s and ’80s, and the Herbstreit event really brought it to life recently.” No official date has been determined for the second part of the two-game series, but it will be played at Colerain during the weekend of Sept. 3 and Sept. 5, 2010. A more immediate topic of interest, however, is who will win the showdown in 2009. This game marks the first time Elder and Colerain have played each other since the Panthers defeated the Cardinals 27-20 in the Division I Regional Final in November 2008, en route to a state runner-up finish.


Colerain High School senior quarterback Greg Tabar will lead the Cardinals’ triple-option offense this season. Tabar will have an opportunity to avenge a loss to Elder in the regional final last season; Colerain plays at The Pit on Sept. 6. Colerain returns its entire triple-option attack of senior quarterback Greg Tabar, junior running back Tyler Williams and junior fullback Trayion Durham. Elder, meanwhile, returns several skill-position seniors, including quarterback Mark Miller, running back Adam Brown,

Colerain’s Walker stays tough despite injury By Tony Meale

On June 12, Kevin Walker, a Colerain High School sophomore-to-be, broke his ankle. “I was playing basketball and went up for a lay-up,” Walker recalled. “I came down on the side of my ankle.” Three days later, Walker, who excels in soccer, was informed that after months of tryouts he was one of 18 kids to make the Olympic Development Program Ohio soccer team. “It was bittersweet,” his mother, Linda Marcum, said. “He found out he made the team, but he wouldn’t be able to play.” Walker, 15, had surgery on his ankle June 18 and was told he’d be out of action for up to 10 weeks. Had he not broken his ankle, Walker could’ve traveled with his ODP team to Illinois in July to participate in a camp featuring more than a dozen teams from the region. Playing for ODP – a breeding ground for future college soccer players – is an excellent way to gain exposure. Scouts attend camps to take notes and compile profiles on ODP players. “It’s the next step if you want to get recognized nationally,” Marcum said. Walker’s tenure on the team lasts one year; in the spring, he must try out

again and prove himself all over again. “(Kevin) beat out kids last year that had been on the team previously,” Marcum said. “No kid is guaranteed a spot at any time.” Still, Walker, a forward, must like his chances of making the team again; after all, in 2008, he became the second freshman in nine years to make the varsity team at Colerain. The only other Cardinal to accomplish that feat in the last nine years was graduating senior Casey Weddle. “It was amazing, especially since he’s not a goalie,” Marcum said. “Goalies are the ones who typically make varsity early.” Walker started several games for the Cardinals last season; although he did not score any goals, he had more than a half dozen assists. “It was kind of hard,” Walker said. “I wasn’t used to all that talent.” Walker, who also plays for the Fairfield Optimist Soccer Club, began playing soccer when he was 3. Marcum, who played two years of soccer at Mount Healthy High School before graduating in 1988, introduced her son to the sport. “It’s killing him not being out there,” she said. “He’s a great soccer player, but he’s also a great kid. He does crunches to stay in shape.” Walker will likely be

wide receiver Tim O’Conner and tight end Alex Welch, who has verbally committed to the University of Notre Dame. Both teams also enter the season nationally ranked; according to MaxPreps, Elder is ranked No. 7, while Colerain is ranked No. 18.

BRIEFLY Two Cardinals lauded

Recent Colerain High School graduate Emily Schwaeble was named the Cincinnati Enquirer Division I Player of the Year. The Northern Kentucky University recruit went 20-8 this season with 364 strikeouts, 12 shutouts and a 0.55 ERA in in 191.1 innings. She was named first-team all-state. Colerain head softball coach Susan Dayton, meanwhile, was named the Cincinnati Enquirer Division I Coach of the Year. She led the Cardinals (209) to their first regional final since 2002 and their first state final four appearance in school history.

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In 2008, Colerain High School sophomore-to-be Kevin Walker became only the second freshman in the last nine years to make the Cardinals’ varsity soccer team. Walker, who broke his ankle June 12, hopes to be ready for the start of the high school season in August. He also plays for Fairfield Optimist Soccer Club and was one of 18 players selected for the Olympic Development Program Ohio team. ready for the start of the high school season, but there is a chance he could miss a game or two. A starting point guard for Colerain’s junior varsity basketball team last year, Walker hopes to break the school record for goals scored in a career, which was set by 1980 graduate

Drew Kleinschmidt, who scored more than 41 goals for Colerain. Walker also aspires to play in college, and one day, professionally in MLS. “The best feeling is when you score a goal,” he said. “Every time I score a goal, it makes me love the game even more.”

Whether this regular-season slugfest will continue beyond 2010 is unknown. “I’d love to continue it,” Dabbelt said. “For me, it’s a great game. Not only do our schools have national recognition, but they’re also 10 or 11 miles apart. It’s what high school football is all about.”

La Salle High School opens its varsity football season with a game against Oak Hills High School to kick off the 12th Annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. The game between the Lancers and the Highlanders starts at 6 p.m. and is the first of two contests Friday, Aug. 28, at Nippert Stadium. Colerain High School faces St. Xavier High School at 8:30 p.m. as the second game of the evening at Nippert Stadium.

LaRosa’s sports award

La Salle High School class of 1995 graduate Doug Bockenstette was inducted into the Buddy LaRosa’s High School Sports Hall of Fame at the annual Buddy LaRosa’s Sports Hall of Fame Banquet

Sunday, June 28, in ceremonies at the WCET studios in Cincinnati.

McAuley golfs with pro

Brittany Zins of McAuley High School has won Rumpke’s Duramed ProAms Day Contest. Zins represented Rumpke in the Duramed ProAms, while playing 18-holes with one of the rising stars of women’s golf. “I can’t wait to see which pro I’ll be playing with,” Zins said. “So, one day when they a r e famous, I can tell everyone, ‘I played with her’.” Zins, a Colerain To w n s h i p r e s i d e n t , Zins was selected from an elite pool of local high school women who excel in golf as well as academics, leadership and environmental stewardship. The Duramed Championship ProAms was June 17 at Kings Island Golf Center in Mason, Ohio, as part of the Duramed Futures Tour. In addition to playing in the ProAm Day tournament, Zins will also attend the tournament’s Meet the Pro Party and have VIP access to the Duramed Championship Tournament. To learn more about the Duramed Championship ProAms, visit


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I want to thank all who attended the June 17 Coleraine Historical Society meeting. We had 28 voting members, who passed an important issue before our membership. We also gained a few new members and several visitors that night who curious about our organization. We are looking to recruit many more interested people at our next general meeting, which is our picnic meeting inside at the Colerain Senior Center at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy the evening. Look for the final details later. Thanks again to all who participated in our endeavors. Larry Shad Trustee, Coleraine Historical Society Dewhill Lane Colerain Township

Mohr column response

Kathy Mohr wonders in her guest column, “What is going on in Colerain Township?” Apparently she is the only one that doesn’t know that she is smearing Trustee Fiedeldey and the current fiscal officer in hopes of getting her old job back. She longs for the day when she and Joe Wolterman ran the township along with the other “good old boys.” Isn’t it amazing that Rumpke’s expansions were only put on hold once Joe and Kathy left office? Wolterman is an admitted long time friend of the Rumpkes. Sorry, Kathy. We’ll take a trustee that works for the people instead of the “good old boys” in Colerain Township any day. Caren Whitcomb Elkgrove Court Colerain Township

CH@TROOM What do you think Energy’s plans to nuclear power plant ton? What concerns have, if any?

of Duke build a in Pikedo you

“I think all future power plants should be nuclear or Hydro powered versus the use of fossil fuels. Only 20 percent of US electricity comes from nuclear power while France gets more than 70 percent from nuclear power. The U.S. has 12 nuclear-powered Air Craft carriers and has had many more nuclear powered submarines at sea for more than 40 years. The United States is the world leader in nuclear technology and should be using that technology more. Nuclear power plants on the coast lines powering desalination facilities could provide much needed water to arid lands and off set the oceanic rise due to global warming. Keep in mind the CG&E facility at Moscow, Ohio was supposed to be nuclear powered. Go figure!” D.T. “I think this is great. Nuclear power is a great, safe way to get energy independent. And though I am not concerned about global warming, I know that many people are. Environmentalists need to get behind this plan as well. My question is, why does it take so long to bring this plant on-line? What happened to our American spirit of ingenuity? Surely, we can do this safely and also do it faster than they are talking.” T.H. “I support the utilization of nuclear energy – provided the plant is built safely, on time, and without cost overruns that are passed onto the consumer. We don’t want another Zimmer.” D. “I think we must try to develop new sources of energy delivery to make sure we have alternatives to natural gas, coal, oil, etc., and I believe nuclear energy is one of the most promising alternatives. I grew up in Portsmouth, and Piketon was the site (in the 1950s) of the Goodyear Atomic Plant where uranium-235 was produced at the beginning of the nuclear age. “As far as I know, there were no adverse repercussions to this early nuclear development.” B.B. “I would whole heartily support the concept. History has shown this type of power widely used in

Next question Three entertainment icons died last week. How will you remember Ed McMahan, Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. France is safe, reasonable, dependable source of energy. My only question would be, wonder if they considered changing the Moscow plant originally built as a nuclear power plant, to nuclear? This makes sense when you know power needs are 24/7 and wind and solar are not.” FJB “Nuclear energy has always been a great source for clean energy, but my concern is the safe disposal of nuclear waste. A site must be agreed on prior to the building of the plant and how safe is it. Also it must be cheaper than coal energy or it’s not worth it.” N.P. “This plant is well overdue. Gas and electric can be just as deadly. Anything is only just as safe as the person operating/managing it.” M.E.N. “What a great thing, just think if all the naysayers had not protested about the plant built years ago at Moscow we would have been enjoying cheaper electric and the other benefits all these years. Just wait, those same naysayers will be back in force again. “I have a friend that has worked in nuclear electric plants for years and as he says there is no safer place to be.” L.S. “I think it’s a great idea and that it should reflect favorably on our rates. Security of a nuclear facility is always a concern but I think that has to be balanced against the cleanliness of the power.” B.N. “I absolutely love the idea of the nuclear plant. Nuclear energy is the most cost effective, efficient and safe energy we could go with. Brilliant idea!” J.R.






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Trustee uses poor judgment

In response to Mr. Fiedeldey’s letter in the June 10 Northwest Press, I think that other factors need to be presented. Public input on any project is always good. However, Mr. Fiedeldey has a habit of saying it and then ignoring or even restricting the input. The Northgate Mall disaster is a case in point. At least a dozen of Colerain business leaders spoke at a regular meeting of the trustees in favor of the Feldman Properties professional design to improve the corner of Springdale and Colerain. Only one resident opposed it. This would have enhanced the corner from the trashy look as it remains today to a beautiful site. A meeting of the trustees was called to discuss the project. Mr. Fiedeldey, acting as moderator, said to the group, “now only the trustees can talk everyone else

remain quiet.” A second presentation of a different set of architects was presented by the mall and Mr. Fiedeldey did not like it again. Thomas Hart The owners willing to Community were i n v e s t Press guest $ 6 0 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0 columnist plus in the project and wanted tax incremental financing for township ownership of the corner. (This money comes from the mall’s increased real estate taxes on their investment to pay for the restoration of the corner.) This is the same procedure that the Stone Creek project received without any hassle. After about 18 months, a deal

was struck with the mall owners. Mr. Fiedeldey was then quoted in the Cincinnati Enquirer in early November 2007 with views that were contrary to the deal. The owners were exasperated and pulled out of the deal. After over two years of trying, the owners realized they could not accomplish the simplest agreement with any hope of fair treatment and abandoned the project. The rest of the trustees and all who knew the project would be a catalyst to a revitalized Northgate area were devastated. If you look at Stone Creek today, the mall could have looked as good or even better. Mr. Fiedeldey has consistently exercised poor judgment in similar matters. Thomas J. Hart is a resident of Colerain Township and a former Colerain Township trustee.

County transparent in waste, ethics It’s hard not to be discouraged with the current state of government, when high profile scandals and reports of wasteful spending continue to grab headlines, at all levels of government. Too often, it seems the elected officials forget that it is your taxpayer dollars paying for it all. That is why Hamilton County recently implemented two critical reforms aimed at increasing government accountability and provided clear bright lines for ethical conduct. Transparency in Spending. We recently went “live” with a Web site program that lists all County spending, across all departments. Any citizens can go on-line, and search to see how each department is spending tax dollars. Whether it’s purchasing furniture, office supplies, or automobiles, you can now see how your tax dollars are spent, and hold your elected officials accountable if something seems amiss. We have also taken steps to ensure that there are no privacy risks in this effort at transparency

and that the program can be implemented in real-time, and at minimal cost. Visit www. to search the site and see your tax dolDavid Pepper how lars are being Community spent. And if you Press guest find questionable columnist spending, etc., contact my office to let me know. This is all about transparency, and empowering citizens to hold government accountable. Ethics. The board of commissioners also recently finalized and distributed a county government ethics manual. It clarifies for everyone the numerous laws, rules and/or policies curtailing 1) impermissible political involvement of employees, 2) the hiring of family members, 3) double-dipping, 4) not using one’s public position for personal gain, and 5) all sorts of other

guidelines to ensure county ethics are first-rate. This work is critical. To best use taxpayer dollars, we must ensure that county employees are always doing the right thing, that decisions at all levels are always made on the merits and not other influences, and that employees are hired and promoted based on the quality of their work for the taxpayers, and not other, unrelated issues. Both employees, and citizens, will benefit from a full knowledge of our laws, rules and policies around different ethics issues. And county government performs at its best when these rules are adhered to 100 percent. These are just a few of the initiatives under way to save taxpayers money, improve the quality of services, and restore confidence in local government. To read more about all the reforms underway, visit my Web site at http://cincypeptalk. David Pepper is president of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.

Coates agrees, common sense needed I read with great interest the guest column by our county auditor, Dusty Rhodes, regarding, “It’s time to get back to common sense.” I would have to agree with Auditor Rhodes’ assessment that our county needs to get back to common sense governance. Sure our county commissioners inherited some of the bad decisions of their predecessors and now the country is in a lengthy national recession; revenue is down and investment revenue is virtually nonexistent. However, the commissioners have a higher statutory obligation and responsibility than just rubber-stamping the county administrator’s budget recommendations. Due to the commissioners’ 2009 funding budget, this year

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the county recorder’s office has reduced its expenditures approximately 23 percent, terminating 33 percent of positions and reducing supplies Wayne by 50 percent. Coates As a fiscal conservative I have Community always worked to Press guest have government columnist live within its means just like we all must do in our own homes. However, as your elected representative, I must warn you that the suggested 2010 reductions of 15 percent to 20 percent will have a devastating effect on the recorder’s meeting its statutory

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obligations, operation and public access. This year, the recorder’s office has already taken in over $3.2 million in receipts for the county general fund, with about half going to the state’s Ohio Housing Trust Fund. So why is the county administration recommending further cuts to an office that actually raises money for the county coffers? The commissioners should fund their statutory offices with statutory obligations before creating additional debts that have nothing to do with their statutory obligations. Yes, I agree with county Auditor Dusty Rhodes, it’s time to get back to “common sense” governance. Wayne Coates is the Hamilton County recorder and a resident of Forest Park.


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Bonkers has earned the nickname “Lord Oken” because he thinks he is a fancy and royal human.

With time and love, cat teaches lesson One day my parents took me and my brother to an animal shelter to look for a dog. While we looked at the dogs, I saw the cats. I wanted to see the little kittens, so we went to the cats. While we looked at the cats, there was a little cat stuck in a small cage with no room to move around. We asked a staff member if we could see him run around with the other cats. When she let the little cat out, he ran headfirst into a wall. The staff member told us that the cat was very sick and was going to be put down soon. We adopted him and took him home that day. That was in 2001. Now that little cat is the fat, happy and very healthy cat that we call Bonkers.

Bonkers is loved by everybody and loves them all right back. He likes sleeping in to sun and pawing at the widows when a bird is outside. Bonkers has earned the nickname “Lord Oken” because he thinks he is a fancy and royal human. His favorite food is the tuna juice he gets on special occasions. If you stay up late at night, you can see him try to catch his tail in the darkness. Bonkers has taught me and my family something. That little bud can burst into bloom, you just need to give it time and love. – Abigail Wilson If you have a special story about you and your pet you would like to share, e-mail a photo of your pet and a short story to

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A child-friendly Fourth of July holiday concert will be presented beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, July 3, at Green Township’s Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Featured performers are Robin Lacy & DeZydeco and Saffire Express. The evening will also feature fireworks. Trustee Tracy Winkler said said Bounce With Me is donating a bounce house to the township so the kids in attendance can jump around free of charge. Winkler said the food and drink booths at the July 3 concert will feature an expanded menu as well. There will also be a cornhole tournament prior to the concert.

Teen Night

The Colerain Township Teen Night series continues Friday, July 3.

Joe Henke draws a glass of Norton red wine from an oak barrel in the wine cellar at Henke Wine. The Westwood winery entered 10 wines in this year’s Ohio Wine Competition and received medals for all 10.

Henke Wine brings home 10 medals By Kurt Backscheider

Joe Henke goes to great lengths to produce wine that brings out the best flavors of the grapes he uses. His dedication and passion for making wine has paid off. The longtime Westwood resident, who owns Henke Wine in Westwood with his wife, Joan, entered 10 of his wines in the 2009 Ohio Wine Competition and received medals for all 10. “For a small winery, that’s really great,” he said. “It really helps the 10 to 12 hours you work each day feel worthwhile.” Henke Wine’s 2008 Riesling, a slowly fermented German-style white wine, received the Concordance Gold medal and was named the overall Best of Show at the Ohio competition. Winning awards is nothing new for the west-side vintner. His Norton wine was named the best red wine in Ohio at the 2007 competition, and again in 2008.

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In addition to winning the Double Gold/Concordance Gold medal and overall Best of Show with his 2008 Riesling at the 2009 Ohio Wine Competition, Joe Henke also received medals for nine other wines. Henke’s Norton wine, 2007 cabernet franc and 2007 Vendange A Trois all received gold medals. Silver medals were awarded to the west-side winery for its 2007 reserve cabernet sauvignon, 2008 vidal blanc and 2008 cellar blush. Henke Wine received bronze medals for its 2007 merlot, 2008 Vin De Rouge and 2006 sparkling chardonnay.


Joe Henke’s 2008 Riesling, a Germanstyle white wine, was named the overall Best in Show at the 2009 Ohio Wine Competition. In past years, Henke has also won awards for producing the best red wine in Ohio. “Lightning did strike twice,” Henke said. “Our Riesling won Best of Show this year, so to be the best for three years running is a tremendous feat.” His wines have also won medals at international wine competitions in California,

New York and Indiana. Henke said he began making wine in 1973 after his brother-in-law sent him a batch to try on a whim. “It was a hobby that got out of control,” he said. “My love and passion for making wine escalated from there.” He and his wife established the winery commercially in 1996 after years of encouragement from other professional vintners who affirmed he was producing premium wines. Henke Wine’s first winery was located in Winton Place, but their restaurant and winery has operated in the former Window Garden restaurant at the corner of

Harrison and Epworth avenues since 2001. Henke said all his wines, of which there are 15 varieties, are made on site in the cellar, and he strives to use Ohio grapes. “It is our mission to represent Ohio wine as a world class wine region,” he said. Each year the winery produces more than 4,000 gallons of wine, bottling about 1,700 cases of wine. Henke encourages people who have yet to visit his winery to stop by, grab a seat and sip and savor the variety of Henke Wine flavors. “We have some great things right here in Westwood,” he said.

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The evening begins with a concert from from 6 to 8 p.m. by local bands Theophany, Indigo Daily and Elliot Borack. The concert will be followed by the movie “Ironman,” set to begin at 8:30 p.m. Food and drink will be available. The concert and movie will be at the amphitheater in Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road.

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Anything red white and blue is popular at the Fourth of July parade in Bill and Louise Hoelker’s neighborhood.

A White Oak neighborhood has stored up 40 years of red white and blue memories as it looks back on a Fourth of July staple, a community parade. What started as a way to give kids something to do” has grown into a parade that has endured for 41 years. In 1968, Jean and Bill Hoelker of February Drive in White Oak, their six children and cousins needed something to keep them occupied on the 4th of July holiday. “We just thought it would be fun for the kids to march around the neighborhood banging pots and pans,” remembers White Oak resident Bill Hoelker, now a father of eight children, 22 grandchildren, and 3 greatgrandchildren. “We wanted to have fun,

but at the same time remember our servicemen and women in the armed forces.” Parade organizers are planning a full morning for the neighborhood. Families participate by decorating bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers in their best patriotic fashion and walking the parade route that loops around Lapland Drive, Melody Manor, Newbridge Drive March Terrace and back along Lapland Drive to February Court. There are nine prize categories, popsicles and snacks and the very memorable fire hydrant spray by Colerain Township Fire Department. Parade starts on February Drive at 10 a.m. with lineup at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 4.


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Guided Meditation on Forgiveness, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Six week series based on book “Forgiveness” by Rev. Flora Slosson Wuellner. Confidential. Free child care with advance notice. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

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Porch Sale, 1-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 521-7275. Colerain Township.



Book Club, 7 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Adults. “Panther in the Sky” by James Alexander. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6900. Monfort Heights.


Trail Scavenger Hunt Week, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Pick up nature sleuth’s directions. Pin Oak Trail. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township.

Diamond Squares, 8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton 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.


Colerain Township Fourth of July Fireworks, 10 p.m., Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road, Shuttle from Northgate mall, Colerain middle and high schools. Concessions available and “Best in the West” fireworks with patriotic soundtrack. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Colerain Township Trustees. 385-7503. Colerain Township.


Porch Sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Discounts available at Nature’s Niche gift shop. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 3


Cincy A2, 8 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. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin’ Roses, 8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Plus level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.


Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.9 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township. Parky’s Ark Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Porch Sale, 1-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 521-7275. Colerain Township.

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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. 574-1741. Monfort Heights.


Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt, 1-3 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Pick up a list from the naturalist at the Great Oaks trailhead. Return with findings by 3:30 p.m. for a prize. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.



Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.9 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Ohio state fishing license required. Free fishing, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. Parky’s Ark Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Wet play area with 18 animal figures that squirt and spray water onto play surface area. $2 ages 2-12; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.9 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township. Parky’s Ark Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Colerain Township Fourth of July Spectacular, 5-10:30 p.m., Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road, Registration 6:30 a.m., 5K walk or run 8 a.m. and children’s race 9 a.m. Shuttle from Northgate Mall, middle and high school, activities for children and music by Survivor. Family friendly. Presented by Colerain Township Trustees. 385-7503. Colerain Township.


Memoirs Club, 10 a.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Share ideas and techniques. Adults. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6900. Monfort Heights.


Porch Sale, 1-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 521-7275. Colerain Township.


Parents Without Partners Orientation, 2 p.m., Bob Evans Restaurant-Green Township, 5245 North Bend Road, Single parent organization information session. Free, lunch not included. Presented by Parents Without Partners - Cincinnati. 241-4744. Green Township. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 6



Saturday Nite Blues, 6:30-10 p.m., Pit To Plate Barbeque, 8021 Hamilton Ave., 9319100. Mount Healthy.

Year Round Gardening, 6:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Ever Popular Evergreens. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313. Monfort Heights.



Parky’s Ark Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.9 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township.


4th of July Spectacular 5K, 8 a.m., Colerain Township Municipal Complex, 4200 Springdale Road, 5K run/walk through Colerain neighborhoods. Free kids fun run. $8 preregistration by June 27, $13 late registration. On-line registration available Presented by Southwood, Paul & Pope Family Dentistry. 652-6225. Colerain Township.


Colerain Township Fourth of July Spectacular is 5-10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Events include a 5K walk or run, children’s race, activities for children and music by Survivor. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. A shuttle is available from Northgate mall, and Colerain middle and high schools. For more information, call 385-7503. Powel Crosley YMCA Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through July 10. Traditional camp activities. Ages 12-14. $165, $125 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Powel Crosley YMCA Preschool Camp, 9 a.m.-noon (Pee wee basketball. Ages 4-6) and 9 a.m.-noon (Wild about water. Ages 35), YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through July 10. $102, $75 members. Registration required. 5217112. Springfield Township. Powel Crosley Specialty Camp: Wearable Art, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through July 10. Ages 6-12. $102, $75 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Traditional Day Camp: Mystical Magic, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through July 10. Themed-weekly activities. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Extended care available. Grades K-5. $165, $135 members. Registration required. 923-4466. Groesbeck.

Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township.

Agape Children’s Center School-Age Summer Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Dayspring Church of God, 1060 Smiley Ave., Daily through July 10. Includes field trips, transportation, fun learning activities and meals. Ages 10 and under. $155 per week. Registration required. 674-2323. Forest Park. Agape Children’s Center Pre-School Summer Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Dayspring Church of God, 1060 Smiley Ave., Daily through July 10. Includes field trips, transportation, fun learning activities and meals. Ages 5 and under. $155 per week. 6742323. Forest Park. Ultimate Challenge Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Daily through July 8. Outdoor recreation including low ropes course, wall climbing, canoeing, archery, driving range, nature exploration. Includes T-shirt and Frisbee. Bring lunch. Ages 10-14. $90. Registration required. 5217275. Springfield Township.

Pre-School Camps: At the Beach, 9 a.m.3:45 p.m. or 9 a.m.-noon or 12:45-3:45 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through July 10. Themed-weekly activities. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Extended care available. Ages 3-5. Full day: $165, $135 members; half day: $85, $70 members. Registration required. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Tennis, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through July 10. Sport and specialty camp. Scholarships available. Ages 6-12. $120, $85 members. Registration required. 923-4466. Groesbeck.


Job Search Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Road, Free. Denny Krause presents, “How I ‘barely’ got my last few jobs.” Humorous case study showing best and worst job searches. Registration recommended. Presented by Family Life Center. 931-5777. Finneytown. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 7


Wormburners, 8-10 a.m., The Mill Course, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Senior men golfers, ages 55 and up. Golf and picnics. New members welcome. $25. 923-3808. Springfield Township.


Progressive Square Dance Class, 7:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Casual dress. Smooth-soled shoes required. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township. Beginner Continentals Round Dance Club, 6:30 p.m., North College Hill United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road, Beginner lessons in waltz, two-step, cha cha and more. $5. 929-2427. North College Hill.


Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.9 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township. Parky’s Ark Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Everyday Spirituality, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Series teaches how to bring more spirituality into life. Based on book and video series, “Spiritual Literacy.” Free baby-sitting with advance notice. Free. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 8


Choreographed Ballroom Dancing, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Introduce yourself to waltz, two-step, cha cha and more. Smooth soled shoes required. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.


Wildlife Comes to You, 2 p.m., Groesbeck Branch Library, 2994 W. Galbraith Road, Learn about and have close encounters with reptile, bird, mammal or insect. Presented by Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. 2814700. Colerain Township.




Green Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Exhibit shows how nature recycles and how people can live more lightly on earth through games, crafts, animals and more. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Colerain Township.

Green Week, 6-8 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 521-7275. Colerain Township. Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.9 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township. Parky’s Ark Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Survivor Camp, 8:30 a.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Daily through July 10. Camp is designed to promote socialization and recreation. Ages 8-12. $70. Registration required. 728-6286. North College Hill.


Powel Crosley YMCA Sports Camp: Baseball, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through July 10. Ages 7-12. $102, $70 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township.


The PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center hosts the Counting Crows, pictured, with Augustana, at 8 p.m. Monday, July 6. Tickets are $39.50, $57.50 and $79.50. Visit The event includes a free pre-show cookout, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Powel Crosley Summer Day Camp: Wacky Water, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through July 10. Traditional camp activities. Ages 612. Pre and post camp care available. $164, $125 members. Registration required. 5217112. Springfield Township.


The Cincinnati Pops celebrates the Fourth of July with its concert, “Red, White and Boom,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Riverbend Music Center. It highlights patriotic music and features the May Festival Summer Chorus. A Family Fun Zone, with face painting, cornhole and instrument making, begins at 6:30 p.m. The event ends with fireworks. For tickets, call 513-3813300 or visit


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The difference between freedom and license Hopefully we’re learning what freedom means. The majority of people confuse freedom with license. Recall the number of times you’ve heard someone state, “This is a free country, I can do what I want!” That assertion is incorrect. Freedom does not mean the ability to do anything we want. Freedom means the ability to choose to do what we ought. Doing anything we want or feel like doing is not freedom, but license. American Baptist minister and Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes explains, “Freedom’s only virtue is that it enables us to pursue that which God desires for us and which we, in our heart of hearts, desires for ourselves.” To understand and enjoy freedom requires reflective choices

about ourselves and the purpose of life. Our founders penned the Declaration of Independence. In a certain sense, it is actually a Declaration of Dependence on someone. For the Constitution of the United States makes its citizens independent of kings, dictators, parliaments, and even majorities as regards to our basic rights and liberties. But on what factor does the Constitution base our independence from kings and dictators? It grounds it on a previous dependence on the One who gave us our rights and dignity in the first place. It says it is because …” the Creator has endowed man with certain inalienable rights among which are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

If our freedom came from a king or government, then that king or government could take it away. It is only because our freedom comes from God that it is called “inalienable,” i.e. cannot be taken away. In scripture, St. Paul showed how God is interested in a real revolution, a revolution against injustice, mistreatment, violence against others and hatred. In other words, it is a revolution against license that permits the dark side of human nature to ooze forth against others. Explaining, Paul writes, “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, rather to serve one another through love.” He enumerates some of the

ways we freely choose to serve one another … through love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Freedom means to gain such a control over the dark part of our human nature that instead of choosing destructive actions, we choose goodness and all that is conductive to the growth and happiness of human nature. Freedom is far more difficult and demanding than license. In his book, “Man’s Search For Meaning,” Viktor Frankl tells of his own experience in a Nazi concentration camp. He reflects on the irony that he never felt so free as he did during that horrible experience. Even though all other obvious freedoms and choices had been taken away from him, no matter how terrible the external condi-

tions might be, he still had the freedom of his own thoughts and attitudes. He could choose to see and act with the eyes of a free Father Lou spirit. Guntzelman “None can love freedom Perspectives heartily but good men: the rest love not freedom, but license,” declared John Milton. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Foreclosures may be affecting your home’s value The large number of foreclosures in the Tristate is having a dramatic effect on the value of homes in some areas. As a result, some people are finding it impossible to sell their house for anything close to what they imagined. Amanda Frank said she can’t sell her West Chester house for the $107,000 she wanted because the buyer’s appraisal of her home came in much lower. “The couple that was going to borrow it had an FHA loan. They came back

and did an appraisal and it came back appraised a t $80,000,” she said. “That Howard Ain is $8,000 Hey Howard! less than our current mortgage and $3,000 than our 2008 Butler County tax appraisal.” The appraiser said he gave such a low value based on recent home sales in the area.

“They said the comparative sales within the neighborhood do admit there’s a downward trend in the pricing,” Frank said. Two doors away from Frank’s home a house is listed for about $105,000. But, just a few homes away another house, roughly the same size, is listed for just $70,000, as that homeowner tries to do a short sale – selling for less than the amount owed on the mortgage. Yet another house, just three doors away from Frank’s home, is getting a

new roof from new owners. That house had been sorely neglected and the repairs will help increase the value of the home – but more is needed in that neighborhood to get home values to recover. “Who wants to hear that without a predatory lender, without an adjustable rate mortgage, without buying on the bubble, here you are upside down on your current mortgage,” Frank said. “I knew it was bad. We have a lot of family who are out of work. We have had some friends who are in

foreclosure situations and it’s unfortunate – but in our neighborhood I had no idea,” she said. The Franks have put nearly $100,000 into their house, which is now valued at just $80,000. They’re not alone. Friends nearby have a buyer for their home, willing to pay $126,000, but they too are finding comparable sales are less than $100,000. So, you may want to think twice about making improvements to your home.

And, before you put your house on the market, carefully check out the latest comparable sales in your area to make sure you too aren’t surprised by an appraisal you may receive. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


Young people in our community exceeding expectations. Jacquelin Deatherage Amelia High School

Amber McCann Felicity-Franklin High School

Chelsea Vaccariello Mason High School

Saloni Hemani Princeton High School

Sarah Watzman Anderson High School

Sam Gorman Finneytown High School

Kelly Schmidt McAuley High School

Carolyn Williams Roger Bacon High School

Nathan Sisodia Batavia High School

Sydney Schwalbach Glen Este High School

Samantha Tucci McNicholas High School

Carly Hartman Seton High School

Maria Bee Bethel-Tate High School

Chuck Murphy Goshen High School

Gilbert Marchant Milford High School

Kelly Muething St. Ursula Academy

Ariel Balske Cincinnati Hills Christian High School

Olivia Morris Indian Hill High School

Paul Krehbiel Moeller High School

Nicandro Iannacci St. Xavier High School

Michael Matthews LaSalle High School

Mallory Workman Mother of Mercy High School

Brian Wulker Sycamore High School

Jessica Ajunwa Loveland High School

Kate Schumacher New Richmond High School

Ian Sander Taylor High School

Ellen Bauer Madeira High School

Sarah Mossman Northwest High School

Erin Tracy Turpin High School

Caitlyn Reynolds Mariemont High School

Julia Mazza Oak Hills High School

Christine Phan Ursuline Academy

Scott Spencer Mason High School

Hillary Tate Oak Hills High School

Dominique Reeves Winton Woods High School

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‘Turnover’ a new cherry dessert this summer Well, between the birds and the deer, the wildlife in my little world is fed well. The birds are eating my elderberries before they’re even ripe. The deer chomped down my sunflowers and I’m praying they don’t have a hankering for my heirloom squash like they did last year. In spite of this, though, I remember what my Mom always said: plant enough for yourself and God’s good creatures, as well. (I’m beginning to think, however, that the deer and birds are awfully greedy – I don’t mind sharing, but we have to eat, too!)

Cherry turnovers

I like to use sour pie cherries from my tree. You can use fresh, canned if they’re drained and frozen pie cherries for this. You’ll need 12 ounces or so. Don’t thaw the frozen cherries. 3 tablespoons flour, plus

more for dusting 1 box puff past r y , thawed 12 oz. or so frozen, Rita fresh or Heikenfeld c a n n e d , Rita’s kitchen d r a i n e d cherries (leave frozen cherries undrained) 1 ⁄2 cup sugar or more to taste Squeeze or two of lemon juice 1 egg yolk beaten with a tablespoon of water (egg wash) Sugar for sprinkling Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough (leave folded but check to see if there’s paper between the folds and remove) on floured surface into a rectangle about 10-by-14. Trim edges. Cut each into quarters to make 8 smaller rectangles. Mix cherries,

extra sugar stirred in. That will be your filling without anything else added.

From readers’ kitchens

Rita’s blender hollandaise sauce

flour, sugar and lemon juice. Place a nice mound on one side of each rectangle, leaving one-half inch border. Lightly brush border with water and fold other side of pastry over mixture and press to seal. Crimp edges with floured fork. Put on baking sheet and cut several slits on top of each. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Bake until puffed and golden, about 35 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Even easier: use slightly drained canned cherry pie filling and add one-fourth teaspoon almond extract to it if you have it and a bit of

For Freida, a Recorder reader. Melt one-third cup butter and keep it hot. Meanwhile, in a blender, put 2 room temperature egg yolks and 2 teaspoons lemon juice and blend. With motor running on low, slowly add hot butter in a thin, steady stream. You’ll see the mixture thicken as you go. If necessary, add a bit of hot water if it’s too thick. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Grilled pattypan or other squash

For Marsha, a Tri-County reader who wants to make this with all the squash she’s getting from her garden. No real recipe, but here’s how I do it: slice squash and brush both sides with olive

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oil. Grill over hot coals until marked, yet still crisp/tender. Season with salt and pepper or your favorite herb and/or Parmesan cheese.

Can you help?

If you have the recipe, or a similar one, please share. Ruby’s Mac & Cheese and Freddie Salad: I’ve got a call in to Chef Rich Harris of the Precinct about these for several interested readers. Pasta with kielbasa and tarragon: Reader Sylvia Wiliams is desperate for this. “So delicious. I thought it was in the local paper and can’t find it.” Birthday cake sans eggs: For Michelle Smith for her son’s July birthday.

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Like Famous Recipe’s coleslaw for Mrs. Whitmer Microwave peanut butter fudge Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

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We’re building a future with you in mind. June 2009

Dear Community Member,

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will host Clean Out and Donate Weekends to collect critically needed household items, furniture and clothing at several Greater Cincinnati churches. A SVDP truck will be onsite Saturdays and Sundays at Assumption Church, 7711 Joseph Street in Mount Healthy July 11-12. The truck will be attended before and after Sunday church services for donorconvenience – donor tax receipts will be available. The economic downturn is creating a record need for furniture, household items, and clothing while reducing the quantity of items being donated. “It is a life-changing experience to go into someone’s home and see the family eating in shifts because they don’t have enough plates for everyone. Even worse, many have no kitchen table. They can’t even sit together as a family for a meal,” said Liz Carter, executive director, St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent de Paul members visit needy families and offer assistance, regardless of race or religious affiliation. It accepts donations of gently used clothing, household items, furniture and cars year-round. Free pick-up service is available for large items. Call 421-CARE (2273) to arrange a pick up, or you may drop off your donations at any of the six Cincinnati area thrift stores. Tax receipts are available for donated items.

With the unanimous approval from the Green Township Trustees, we have taken another very important step in plans to enhance access to high-quality healthcare in Cincinnati, western Hamilton County and beyond. A new hospital located at I-74 and North Bend Road is an important component of these plans. As you may be aware, Mercy Health Partners has acquired the rights to purchase 60 acres of land on North Bend Road, between Kleeman and Boomer roads in Green Township. Additional steps are still required before the proposal receives final approval. As that work continues, we will continue to grow our services and provide high-quality care over the coming years at Mercy Hospital Western Hills and Mercy Hospital Mt. Airy. We plan to transition the inpatient services from these hospitals when the new hospital is complete. In giving its unanimous approval to the land use amendment, the trustees highlighted the positives the project will offer, while providing research and statistics that effectively addressed concerns related to traffic and noise. Below are the key aspects of the project. • Our overall plans will enhance access for residents in Cincinnati and western Hamilton County to acute care, primary care and a variety of outpatient services, including chronic care management. • The new hospital will be state-of-the-art and incorporate the latest advancements in patient care and comfort, offer leading physicians in a wide variety of specialties, and feature cutting-edge technology. Proposed services include full-service emergency care, cancer care, and a comprehensive heart program. • Planners envision a truly green hospital campus that will include buffers near homes and schools, and walking/biking trails that connect to the new trail system being planned for the township’s parks. We are excited about the progress we are making in developing plans for the proposed site. Your input is always welcome. You can submit your questions and comments, and stay updated on the project, by visiting us online at Sincerely,

Paul C. Hiltz President & CEO Mercy Hospital Mt. Airy This is a good Web site for dairyfree desserts, according to reader Annie Hoffman. Creamed potatoes and Batavia reader peas: Delores Bingamon sent in a wonderful recipe for this. I’ll post it on our Web version next week. Pasta with herbs, Alfredo sauce and beef: Reader Dan Brokamp called with this recipe but I didn’t get it all. Please call back.

Patrick A.Kowalski President &CEO Mercy Hospital Western Hills


Be sure to look for future updates as our plans develop.



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July 1, 2009


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You could have a seat, or an armoire at Furniture Fair at 8760 Colerain Ave. Correct anwers this week came from Mary Bowling, Eric and Julie Wefer, Laura Rothan, Jake Stevens, Allie Stevens, Mimi and Papa Threm, Donna Hohenstatt, Mark Haller, Emily, Megan and the boys, Troy Hermes, Arnold Rader, Tom Rader, Sandy Hermes, Ron and Erma, Gail Hallgath, Debbie Fales, Nancy Bruner, Pat Merfert, Joane Donnelly, Jake and Jamie Spears, Michelle Platt, Tina and Terry Petrey, and Joan and Jim Wilson. Thanks for playing. See this week's clue on A1.


Nursing majors from the College of Mount St. Joseph at Ronald McDonald House were, from left, Linda Hood, Stephanie McFarland, AJ Lawson, Xiomara Faulkner, Julie Hess, Laura Beathard, Mallory Koch and Trisha Chastang.

Nursing students visit Ronald McDonald House Nursing majors from the College of Mount St. Joseph paid a visit the Ronald McDonald House last month, with food and supplies in hand. The students learned about the services provided through the Ronald McDonald House last fall in their “Community Search Project” class, and felt the need to

help them in some way. Led by student Trisha Chastang, whose grandfather is a longtime volunteer at the house, the students scheduled a date to serve a meal for those residing there. The students raised money from the sale of Tshirts they designed, canvassed the community for donations for the meal and


did all the meal planning. They then purchased supplies for the House with the remaining funds available. “The enthusiasm expressed by these students was just contagious,” said Nancy Hinzman, MSN, associate professor of nursing. “I think it was an experience that will stay with them for a long time.”

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REUNIONS Mount Healthy Class of 1964 – is celebrating its 45th reunion Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27, at the Sheraton Hotel on Chester Road in Sharonville, with dinner, dancing and sharing memories. If anyone knows where lost classmates are, contact one of the class representatives. Robert Campbell, Bill Brewer, Linda Burton, Wesley Brown, Marti Bryson, Pat Childers, Dick Duncan, Robert Floreg, Sharon Jones, Mike Jackman, Bette Hensley, Steve Jones, Roberta Cramer, Robert Meyer, Rosemary Miller, Sandy Morris Papp, Jackie Mueller, Sue Pearson, David Ollendick, Robin Pierson, Glenn Spencer, Gloria Walters or Fred Westermeyer. Contact Mike Becker at 859-341-2060; Mary Sue Pies Elam, 513-7422308,; Marcia Muhlenhard Collinsworth, 513738-2581,; Judy Boehmler Gill, 513-7383044,; Tom Hoffman, 513-521-8664, or Carol Zimmerman Pfieffer, 513-522-1415,

St. Dominic Class of 1984 – is having a reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 25, at St. Dominic. E-mail Jen (Jones) Bethel at for information or to register. Lloyd Memorial High School Class of 1974 – is having its 35th class reunion Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2. The class will meet at 5:15 p.m., in front of the high school for a tour of the school at 5:30 p.m. A party at Florence Nature Park will follow from 611:30 p.m., rain or shine. Cost is $4 per person. Classmates and guests are welcome, and should bring their own drinks, coolers and a snack to share. From 7-11 p.m.,

Aug. 1, will be the reunion with dancing at Brodnick Hall at St. Timothy Church in Union. Cost is $25 per person. Beer is $1, but soft drinks are included. Live music by Power House and a hot meal. At 10:30 a.m., Aug. 2, will be Christian Fellowship at the Railroad Park in Erlanger, led be classmates Scott Denham and Larry Bubb. Contact Debbie Schneider at 513977-3035 or e-mail

678-516-6460; Will Munn, 513227-4481; Anna Dickson, 917605-4579; Rhonda Bristol, 513602-2891.

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Norwood High School Class of 1979 – Is conducting its 30-year reunion from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 15, at the Blue Ash Banquet

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Anderson High School Class of 1979 – is celebrating its 30th reunion. The weekend will begin with a golf outing and later a social gathering at a local pub on Friday, July 17. The reunion will be July 18 at Coldstream Country Club where the class will gather for food, drinks, fun and shared memories. Sunday, enjoy a picnic at Woodland Mound Park. Turpin’s class of 1979 is invited to the picnic. For information, contact Debbie Ahlrichs Newsome at 513231-9363 or Visit

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Air Force Airman Aaron K. Coleman graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Coleman The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Coleman earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Karen Chambers of Colerain Township, and Maurice Coleman of West Chester. Coleman is a 2007 graduate of Lakota West High School.


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Pvt. Daniel J. Campbell has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Campbell is a 2002 graduate of Colerain High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.


Army Reserve Pvt. David W. Glass has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. The course of instruction included basic combat training and advanced individual training. The private is a 1994 graduate of Colerain High School. Glass is the son of Thomas Glass of Cincinnati.


Army Pvt. Adam J. Jones has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Jones is a 1996 graduate of Northwest High School.


Army National Guard Pvt. Jonathan E. Howell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Howell is the grandson of Edwina Strunk, and son of Darnell Howell, he is a 2003 graduate of Colerain High School.


Navy Seaman Recruit Adam D. Portlock, son of Carolyn J. Portlock and Phil D. Vanselow, recently completed U.S. Navy basic

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The Colerain Township Police Department recognized citizen volunteers who have served on Blockwatch and in other neighborhood programs at the April 14 Colerain Township Board of Trustees meeting. Shown from left are Hamilton County Sheriff Lt. Mark Schoonover, Cpl. Jay Schmidt, Jim Emmerson, Gregory Moore, Terry Nellon, Larry Hughes, Stephanie Bittner, Neighborhood Resource Officer Mike Hopewell, Derek Setters, Lisa Garrison, Scott Christenson, Elaine Gauck, Rev. Stephen Brown, Roger Hammon, Bonnie Bresnan, and Neighborhood Resource Officer Jen Sharp. Not shown are neighborhood resource officers Keyonia Lumpkins, Judy Hinterlong, Rev. Jim Spicer, Ellen Westfall and Lois Whited. training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Portlock completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Sta-

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Community DEATHS Sonny Angelovski

Sonny Cane Angelovski, 47, Mount Healthy, died June 19. Survived by mother Mara Angelovski; brother Jordan Angeloveski; nephew Anthony Angeloveski. Preceded in death by father Metodija “Tony” Angelovski. Services were June 25 at St. Ilija Macedonian Orthodox Church. Arrangements by Mivohk-Rosenacker Funeral Home.

Rev. Donald Behler

The Rev. Donald A. Behler, 86, died June 17. He was ordained a priest in 1947. Behler’s first assignment was teaching at Elder High School, beginning in 1948. He served as pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary from 1971 to 1978 and St. Ignatius of Loyola from 1978 to 1988. He also was associate pastor of St. Aloysius Behler Gonzaga Church in 1988. After his retirement in 1988, Behler lived at St. Dominic Church and Mercy Franciscan at West Park, actively ministering in those communities. Survived by siblings Adele Dolan, William Behler; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Robert, Sister Gabriel (Margaret), O.S.U., Behler, Mary Elizabeth Fischer. Services were June 29 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Dominic Parish Building Fund or School Education Fund, 4551 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Samuel Calkins

Samuel Gifford Calkins, 84, Green Township, died June 21. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and member of Northminster Presbyterian Church. Survived by children Mark Calkins, Nancy Hart Aston, Betsy Stewart, Nancy Conley, Kim Glassmeyer; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wives Mary Calkins, Barbara Calkins. Services were June 24 at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231.

Bonnie Dassinger

Bonnie Parke Dassinger, 84, Green Township, died June 19. She

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was a bookkeeper and office manager for Kaufman Jewelry. She was a Navy veteran of World War I. Survived by daughter Joan Brandt; granddaughters Julie Crab, Jeanette DeWitt; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Joseph Dassinger. Services were June 23 at GumpHolt Funeral Home. Memorials to: LifeSpring Church of Christ, 1373 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231.

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. Jude Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Adeline Flick

Adeline Buckreus Flick, 91, Monfort Heights, died June 16. Survived by children Ferdinand, Lawrence, Martin, Danny Flick, Rosemary Huckleberry; stepchildren Carol Sutton, Linda Lindsey; sister Hilda Foegle; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husbands Walter Landenberger, Ferdinand Flick. Services were June 19 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Aline Gover

Aline Rita Gover, 74, Green Township, died June 17. She was a financial advisor. Survived by husband Wayne Gover; children Lori Duvelius, Brian Gover, Tara Carr; grandchildren Erin Duvelius, Nicholas, Blake, Bradley Gover. Preceded in death by grandchildren Craig Duvelius, Andrew Davis. Services were June 22 at Our Lady Of Lourdes. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 643270, Cincinnati, OH 45264-3270.

James Henize

James F. Henize, 52, died June 20. Survived by mother Betty Henize; siblings Christopher, Victoria Henize, Elaine Hartkemeyer; niece and nephews Michelle, Andrew, Ethan Howard. Preceded in death by father Charles Henize. Services were June 23 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to Special Olympics, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati or the American Cancer Society.

Richard Jamison


Richard H. Jamison, 79, Colerain Township, died June 22. He was a veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Norma Jamison; children Gary Jamison, Vickie Maddy, Tricia Stout; grandchildren Chris, Jenni, Jill, Kelly, Teah, Ryan, Josh; great-grandchildren Elliot, Dakota, Shiloh, Carter, Rylee, Kylie, Haydin. Preceded in death by brothers Lester, Clyde. Services were June 26 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

Meda Lammers

Meda Barbour Lammers, 88, Monfort Heights, died June 19. Survived by daughter Marilyn Frederick; grandson Michael Frederick. Preceded in death by husband

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Library hosting summer reading program Thousands of kids and their families attended the kickoff of Creature Feature, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's 36th annual Summer Reading program. While picking up their Summer Reading game cards, kids personalized a fabric tote bag to carry their library books and enjoyed Homemade Brand ice cream courtesy of United Dairy Farmers. From now through July 31, the entire family can explore all the library has to offer while earning incentives and chances to win prizes just for having fun reading. Programs at the Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, phone 369-4478, are: • Animals Alive! – With a Hamilton County Parks naturalist, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 18. • Fossils – See locally-collected fossils up close and learn what life was like in Cincinnati 450 million years ago in the Ordovician sea and why it is so special with Gwen Roth from the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District. Ages 8-12. Advance registration required. Program is 2 p.m.-


From left, eight-year old Quincy Riley, 12-year old TaNia Blakes, 3-year old Mikiah Salter, 9-year old Jaden Mahaffey, and 6-year old Caleb Riley pose for a photo at the North Central Branch Library's Summer Reading Kickoff Party. 2:45 p.m. Thursday, June 25. The programs at the North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave., phone 369-6068, are: • Tween Movie Mondays – For ages 8-12, at 2 p.m. Mondays June 22 and 29, Movies: June 22 – “Wall•E” (G); June 29 – “Kung Fu Panda” (PG). • Edible soil! – Learn about the layers of soil (weathered rock, subsoil and topsoil) by making a cup of edible soil out of vanilla wafers, pudding & Oreo sprinkles all topped off with a scrumptious gummy worm with Gwen Roth from the Hamilton County Soil &

Water Conservation District. Ages 5-12; 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. • Traveling Petting Farm – Meet a variety of farm critters including chicks, ducklings, bunnies, a goat, pig and/or sheep with Sunrock Farm at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. • Incredible Insects – With the Cincinnati Museum Center! Advanced registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30. Check out the complete list of Creature Feature programs at

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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

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

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

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UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513)385-7883 Rev. Joe Hadley, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

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Sharonville PC (USA) Services Sunday - 9:30 & 11am

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".

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Northwest Press

July 1, 2009



Andre Howard, born 1971, domestic violence, 5400 Bahama Terrace, June 21. Jennifer A. Martin, born 1975, deception to obtain dangerous drugs, 2400 Kipling Ave., June 18. Paul Edward Jordan, born 1947, disorderly conduct, 5600 Colerain Ave., June 20. Timothy E. Davis, born 1978, assault, 5100 Colerain Ave., June 16. Margie M. Ruff, born 1965, assault, criminal damaging or endangering, 2500 Kipling Ave., June 16.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

5500 Colerain Ave., June 17.


2900 Highforest Lane, June 13. 4900 Hawaiian Terrace, June 14.


2600 Mount Airy Ave., June 17. 2700 Hillvista Lane, June 17. 5100 Colerain Ave., June 13. 5100 Colerain Ave., June 16. 5200 Eastknoll Court, June 15. 5500 Colerain Ave., June 15.


Steven Alexandear, 48, 1137 Grand Ave., theft at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., May 29. Dangela Barnes, 24, , theft at 9681 Colerain Ave., May 27. Jessica Bittner, 24, 3154 W. Fork Road, operating motor vehicle intoxicated at 7560 state Route 27, May 30. Reko Brown, 23, 8809 Balboa Drive, trafficking in drugs, drug possession at 9500 Colerain Ave., May 31. Gary Dews, 49, 9863 Marino Drive, operating motor vehicle intoxicated at 9800 Loralinda Drive, May 16. Dwight Jackson, 20, 1869 Losantiville, possession of marijuana at 2373 Walden Glen , May 24. Justin Jordan, 19, 7676 Sacramento, drug abuse at state Route 27 and Round Top Road, May 15. Lenny Love, 26, 3647 W. Northdale Place, criminal damaging at 8583 Neptune Drive, May 16. Andrew Milam, 21, 2868 Banning Road, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., May 29. Jeremy Mixon, 28, 9533 Anaheim Court, drug possession, drug trafficking at 9992 Arborwood Drive, May 28. James Reynolds, 54, 12167 Sixth Ave., operating motor vehicle intoxicated at Dryridge Road and state Route 27, May 29. Alexis Riley, 20, 2369 Maryland Ave., trafficking in drugs, drug possession at 9500 Colerain Ave., May 31. Danielle Verigood, 31, 209 Westside Drive, operating motor vehicle intoxicated at 9230 Colerain Ave., May 31. Jason Wales, 21, 850 Fairview Ave., menacing at 3091 Stout Road, May 27.





Reports/Incidents Aggravated burglary

Residence entered and wallet and purse and contents, game systems, sunglasses, computers of unknown value removed at 7805 Springleaf Drive, May 30.

Aggravated menacing

Victim threatened at 9008 Brookside drive, May 30.

Aggravated robbery

Store entered and lottery tickets, merchandise and currency of unknwon value removed at 5687 Springdale Road, May 18.


Victim struck at 2961 Commodore Lane, May 29.

Child endangering

Victim struck at 2329 Roosevelt Ave., June 2.

Criminal damaging

Door broken at 2488 Ambassador Drive, May 30. Mailbox damaged at 5799 Dry Ridge Road, May 29. Rock thrown through window of vehicle at 2921 Struble Road, May 31. Vehicle tires slashed at Paprika , May 24. Vehicle damaged at 9202 Burgess Drive, May 24. Fence damaged at 7880 Sequoia Court, June 3. Retention pond damaged at 4695 Blue Rock Road, May 28. Vehicle damaged at 10158 Arborwood Drive, May 15.

Criminal mischief

Victim struck at 275 and Hamilton Ave., May 15.

Domestic violence

Female victim reported at 2391 Walden Glen Circle, May 18.


Victim reported at 2684 Banning Road, May 18.

Felonious assault

Victim stabbed twice in arm at Loralinda and Arborwood Drive, June 1.

Gross sexual imposition

Female victim reported on Colerain Avenue, May 30.

Identity theft

Personal information used without consent at 12134 Cedarbreaks Lane, May 16.

Illegal processing of drug documents Attempt made to obtain prescription via false script at 8340 Colerain Ave., May 23.

Menacing by stalking

Victim reported at 9719 Pippin Road, June 1.

Passing bad checks

Victim reported at 9024 Colerain Ave., April 16.

Breaking and entering

Business entered and $86 removed at 10160 Colerain Ave., May 16.


Residence entered and purse and contents of unknown value removed at 3270 Wemyss Drive, June 1. Residence entered at 7231 Jamerine Court, June 3. Residence entered and credit card removed at 3220 Dalmellington Court, June 1. Residence entered and wire valued at $50 removed at 3403 W. Galbraith Road, May 30. Residence entered and $400 in currency removed at 6789 Sheed Road, May 28. Residence entered and rooms vandalized at 7273 Boleyn Drive, May 11.


Victim threatened and cell phone valued at $200 removed at 8500 Pippin Road, May 24.


Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 7237 Stone Crest Lane, May 30. Vehicle entered at 9249 Hyminster Drive, May 29. Necklace valued at $300 removed at 8215 Colerain Ave., May 23. Vehicle entered and stereo equipment valued at $1,000 removed at 8485 Chesswood Drive, May 27. $55 in gas pumped and not paid for at 11620 Hamilton Ave., May 22. Vehicle removed at 9527 Amarillo Court, May 26. Feed and hay valued at $50 removed from barn at 11495 Colerain Ave., May 21.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300. Support beam of unknown value removed from construction site at 7075 Vail Court, May 26. Jewelry valued at $144 removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., May 21. Computer valued at $569 removed at 8371 Colerain Ave., June 2. Merchandise valued at $2,570 removed at 9481 Colerain Ave., June 2. Vehicle entered and stereo equipment valued at $1,000 removed at 3892 Cartwheel Terrace, May 27. DVD taken and pawned for cash at 3066 Shady Crest Drive, May 9. Vehicle entered and speakerbox valued at $400 removed at 7351 Locustview Lane, May 27. Vehicle entered and stereo and GPS valued at $1,500 removed at 3426 Rocker Drive, May 27. Various ladders of unknown value removed at 6858 Blue Rock Drive, May 27. Vehicle entered and speaker box valued at $350 removed at 9284 Burgess Drive, May 27. Vehicle valued at $720 removed at 9672 Indian Woods Drive, May 27. Cane valued at $100 removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., May 27. Cell phone valued at $285 removed at 8371 Colerain Ave., May 23. Merchandise valued at $79 removed at 9681 Colerain Ave., May 24. Cell phone and credit card of unknown value removed at 3233 Springdale Road, May 24. Vehicle entered and car charger and GPS of unknown value removed at 3758 Hermes Drive, May 29. $2,476.30 taken through fraudulent means at 9457 Colerain Ave., June 3. License plate removed from vehicle at 12115 Spaulding Drive, June 2. Clothing and GPS valued at $560 removed at 12026 Kilbride Drive, June 1. Cell phone and accessories valued at $449 removed at 3029 Darbi Dew Lane, June 2. CDs, flashlight valued at $4,578 removed from vehicle at 9146 Zoellner Road, June 2.

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About police reports

Christopher Walker, 20, 2868 Banning Road, possession of marijuana at Pippin Road and Brookside, May 30. Corey Walker, 19, 1303 Laidlaw Run, loud music at 2900 W. Galbraith Road, May 23. Jeffrey Warren, 49, 5215 Yeatman Road, operating motor vehicle intoxicated at 9559 Pippin Road, May 28. Aaron Willen, 29, 3290 Rocker Drive, domestic violence at 3290 Rocker Drive , May 28. Jessica Williams, 27, 649 McMicken Ave., disorderly conduct at 10004 Marino Drive, May 25. Juvenile male, 17, , drug possession at 3104 Springdale Road, May 28. Juvenile male, 16, , drug possession at 3104 Springdale Road, May 28. Juvenile female, 15, , curfew violation at 9898 Loralinda Drive, May 30. Juvenile female, 13, , curfew violation at 9898 Loralinda Drive, May 30. Juvenile male, 14, , misuse of credit card at 3309 Banning Road, May 29. Juvenile male, 12, , misuse of credit card at 3309 Banning Road, May 29. Juvenile female, 14, , theft at 9681 Colerain Ave., May 27. Juvenile male, 17, , theft at 9681 Colerain Ave., May 27. Juvenile female, 17, , curfew violation at 9185 Trelawny, May 23. Juvenile male, 16, , theft at 9501 Colerain Ave., May 28. Juvenile male, 16, , theft at 9501 Colerain Ave., May 28.

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From B7 Harold Lammers, siblings Donald Barbour, Beulah Stegner, Portia Thompson. Services were June 23 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or Miami University architecture department.

Charles Leahy Sr.

Charles J. Leahy Sr., 73, Mount Healthy, died June 21. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by wife Virginia Leahy; children Charles Jr., Chris, Cheri Leahy, Connie Blevins, Anne Golden; grandchildren Stacey, C.J., Bradley, Jessica, Megan, Becca, Chris, Erin, Kimberly; great-grandchildren Alayna, Kaylee, Tyler. Services were June 27 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association or American Lung Association.

Joe Poulos

Nicholas “Joe” Poulos, 78, Colerain Township, died June 21. He was owner and operator of the Skyline Chili at Court and Vine streets for over 50 years. He was a Navy veteran of Korea and was a member of the Eagles Aerie 2197. Survived by wife Clementine Huff; children Barbara, Nick, Timothy Poulos, Cindy Kuhlmann, Jodi Webster; stepchildren Tina Finley, Lisa, Chris, Michael Huff; brother Norb Poulos; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Vicki Jo Poulos. Services were June 26 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati.

Patricia Spitzmueller

Patricia Hoffman Spitzmueller, 66, Green Township, died June 20. She worked for Procter & Gamble and the Internal Revenue Service. Survived by husband Terry Spitzmueller; daughters Sandy Kurtz, Laura Becker, Lynn Gilkey, Jenny Barrett; grandchildren Danny, Brian Kurtz, Leslie, Karina, Tony, Tricia, Spitzmueller Thad Becker, Kelsie, Alex, Josh Gilkey, Jake, Kailee Barrett; siblings Edward, Jim, Tom, Joe Hoffman, Donna Schenkel. Preceded in death by sister Judy Hoffman. Services were June 24 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to:

Parkinson’s Disease Support Network, OKI, P.O. Box 33077, Cincinnati, OH 45233 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Rosella Taylor

Rosella Krieg Taylor, 79, died June 20. Survived by children Milford Jr., Raymond, Gerald, Steven, Robert, Dean, Dennis Taylor, Linda Krailler, Rose Anne Scheadler, Darlene Young, Anne Young, Michele Sexton; 38 grandchildren, 40 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Milford Taylor. Services were June 24 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 11500 Northlake Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

Elmer Teuschler

Elmer M. Teuschler Jr., 86, Colerain Township, died June 23. He was a carpenter. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by siblings Tom, Ken Teuschler, Kathleen Dinkelacker; many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Jim, John Teuschler, Alice Wetterau. Services were June 27 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home.

Rose Wachsmuth

Rose Ann “Ro Ro” Wachsmuth, 79, Green Township, died June 2. Survived by sisters Ginny Cook, Mary Jo O’Connor, Ursula Walter; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Frank, Josephine Wachsmuth, brothers Henry, Frank Wachsmuth. Wachsmuth Services were June 6 at St. Bernard Church in Winton Place. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Bernard Church or the Drake Center.

Judith Weiss

Judith Hebenstreit Weiss, 73, White Oak, died June 21. Survived by husband David Weiss; children Jeffrey, Daniel Weiss, Vicki Van Winsen; grandchildren Christie, Matt, Josh Van Winsen, Andy, Alex, Eric Weiss; greatgrandson Jacob; brother Tom Hebenstreit. Services were June 26 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Christ Hospital Cancer Research Center, 2139 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.


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Theft, criminal damaging

Attempt made to remove stereo from vehicle at 8025 Walden Pond Drive, May 30.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Vehicle used without consent at 5557 Old Blue Rock Road, May 26. iPod and necklace of unknown value removed at 3324 W. Galbraith Road, May 28.


influence, underage possession and drug paraphernalia at 5400 North Bend Road, June 18. Kevin C. Coffey, 24, 3342 Alexis Road, possession of drugs at 6393 Glenway Ave., June 18. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs at Harrison Ave., June 18. Juvenile, 16, attempted theft and receiving stolen property at Cheviot Road, June 18. Juvenile, 16, attempted theft and complicity at Cheviot Road, June 18. Dustin J. Roth, 18, 4347 Ebenezer Road, possession of drugs at 6303 Harrison Ave., June 18. Danielle Cavanaugh, 28, 425 N. Miami Ave., theft at 5380 Harrison Ave., June 18. Juvenile, 17, theft, criminal damaging and possessing criminal tools at Ralph Ave., June 19. John Stockman, 19, 4662 Rapid Run Road No. 7, theft, criminal damaging and possessing criminal tools at 5169 Ralph Ave., June 19.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Suspect slapped victim in the face at U.S. Nails at 6137 Bridgetown Road, June 18. Victim shot in face with an unknown object, possibly a paintball at 5650 Cheviot Road, June 18.

Breaking and entering

Two padlocks cut on maintenance garage at Kuliga Park, but nothing found missing at 6717 Bridgetown Road, June 16. Door damaged during attempted break in at concession stand at La Salle High School at 3091 North Bend Road, June 16. Miscellaneous candy and soft drinks stolen from concession stand at St. Ignatius Church at 5222 North Bend Road, June 16. Miscellaneous hair care products stolen from Paragon Salon at 6775 Harrison Ave., June 16. Lawn mower and generator stolen from home's shed at 2110 Beech Creek Lane, June 16. Fourteen cans of beer stolen from concession stand at St. Jude Church at 5924 Bridgetown Road, June 16. Three chainsaws stolen from home's garage at 1986 Ebenezer Road, June 17. Three car stereos, three televisions, receiver, DVD player and navigation system stolen from Stereo Doctor at 6519 Glenway Ave., June 18.


Jewelry box and several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 4478 Grove Ave., June 15. Set of golf clubs, golf balls and jacket stolen from home at 5547 Sunnywoods Lane, June 15. Unknown number of CDs stolen from home at 5875 Northglen Road, June 16. Window screen opened during burglary attempt at 5055 Casa Loma Blvd. No. 1, June 17. Personal check, three T-shirts and several children's toys stolen from home at 5775 Sprucewood Drive, June 18. Checkbook, wallet, personal papers, three credit cards, money, cell phone and camera stolen from vehicle inside garage at 5669 Opengate Court, June 18.

Criminal damaging

Window broken at 2525 Compton Road, May 28.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Steven L. Breyer, 41, 5633 Leumas Drive, domestic violence and obstructing official business at 5633 Leumas Drive, June 13. April L. Asbury, 35, 6103 Hammel Ave., open container at 6595 Glenway Ave., June 16. Alesha M. Elliot, 21, 110 First St., theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., June 16. Adrienne Terrell, 30, 110 First St., complicity to theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., June 16. Kevin Braxton, 25, 6710 Harrison Ave. No. 8, violation of protection order at 6710 Harrison Ave. No. 8, June 17. Conor Fritz, 18, 5153 Pebble Valley Drive, operating vehicle under the

Rear window broken on vehicle at Double A Towing at 6488 Glenway Ave., June 15. Door frame, window frame and window broken on vehicle at 3120 Jessup Road, June 16. Vehicle driven through lawn at 4330 Race Road, June 17. Four tires punctured on vehicle at 5410 Lee's Crossing Drive, June 17. Paper bag filled with dog feces lit on fire on front porch of home at 5914 Fawnridge Court, June 17.

Criminal mischief

Key broken off inside door lock on condominium unit at 4331 Regency Ridge Court, June 18. Concrete table overturned at Imperial Oaks Condominiums at 6601 Hearne Road, June 18.

Domestic violence

Physical altercation between man and woman at Cheviot Road, June 18.


Stereo, two speakers, amplifier, tool kit, three DVDs, 1,000 CDs, money and satellite radio stolen from home at 5446 Childs Ave., June 11. Bag of clothing and case of CDs stolen from vehicle at 2900 Orchardknoll Court, June 15. Money stolen from vehicle at 4510 Hutchinson Glen Drive, June 15. Car stereo, speakers and 50 CDs stolen from vehicle at 5195 Sidney Road, June 15. GPS unit stolen from vehicle at 2433 Lourdes Lane, June 15. Window broken and glove box rummaged through in vehicle, but nothing found missing at 4205 Turf Lane, June 16. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 4597 Hutchinson Glen Drive, June 16. Money stolen from home at 3025 Brookview, June 17. GPS unit and phone charger stolen from vehicle at 3234 Jessup Road, June 17. Two sets of golf clubs and a set of hand tools stolen from vehicle at 5522 Antoninus, June 17. Business check stolen from home at 5941 Lawrence Road, June 18. CD player/car stereo and a necklace stolen from vehicle at 1337 Mimosa Lane, June 19.


Graffiti spray-painted on exterior wall at J.F. Dulles Elementary School at 6481 Bridgetown Road, June 18.

Criminal damaging

Glass door and window broken on home at 2776 Topichills Drive, May 31. Window broken on vehicle at 3606 Rickshire Drive, May 31. Window on home and two windows on vehicle shot out with pellet gun at 1830 Neeb Road, May 31. Two tires slashed on vehicle at 3403 Aurora Ave., May 31. Cell phone ripped from victim's hand and run over by vehicle at 6275 Starvue Drive, May 30. Garden hose, ottoman cushion and three plants damaged, and unknown substance poured into vehicle's gas tank at 3747 Sunburstridge Lane, June 1. Vehicle scratched with key at 5510 Rybolt Road, June 1. Window shot out on construction vehicle at Coral Gables and Northglen Road, June 2. Two outside mirrors broken and paint scratched with key on vehicle at 5467 Joey Terrace, June 2. Front window on home shot with BB gun at 6556 Visitation Drive, June 4. Two vehicles scratched with unknown object at 6043 Countrymeadow Lane, June 5. Window broken, door dented and luggage rack damaged on vehicle at 6222 Charity Drive, June 5. Window broken on vehicle at 6223 Mernic Drive, June 5. Glass broken on condominium complex security door at 6221 Eagles Lake Court, June 6. Rear window broken on vehicle at 3485 Wheatcroft Drive, June 7. Windshield broken and four tires slashed on vehicle at 5603 Greenacres Court, June 7. Paint scratched and quarter panel dented on vehicle at 2879 Blue Rock Road, June 7. Rear window broken on vehicle at 5870 Harrison Ave., June 7. Paint poured on side of vehicle at 5073 Glencrossing Way, June 9. Wall spray-painted with graffiti at M&M Capital Investments at 5420 North Bend Road, June 11. Window broken on door to school

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Argument between spouses at Boomer Road, June 2. Argument between man and woman at Van Zandt, June 3. Argument between spouses at Sidney Road, June 7. Argument between siblings at Robroy Drive, June 6.

Domestic violence

Physical altercation between man and woman at West Fork Road, May 30. Male suspect allegedly grabbed female victim around neck and threw her into a door at 4414 Oakville Drive, June 5.


Large amount of roofing material and other miscellaneous trash dumped in parking lot at Oakdale Elementary School at 3850 Virginia Court, June 8.


DVD player, GPS unit, handbag and book bag stolen from vehicle at 6850 Rackview Road, May 30. Basketball net stolen from hoop at 5683 Breezewood Drive, May 30. GPS unit and car stereo stolen from vehicle at 6846 Kildare Drive, May 30. Vehicle stolen from home at 3539 Crestnoll Lane, May 30. Cell phone stolen from Biggs at 5071 Glencrossing Way, May 30. GPS unit stolen from vehicle at 4424 Andreas, May 30. Bicycle stolen from Bridgetown Middle School at 3900 Race Road, May 31. Personal check and pocketbook computer stolen from office at Dollar General at 5700 Harrison Ave., May 31. Necklace, wedding band and gold cross stolen from room at Holiday Inn Express at 5505 Rybolt Road, May 31. Steering column damaged during attempted theft of vehicle at 2241 Townsend Drive, June 2. Two lawnmowers stolen from rear patio at 2092 Sylved Lane, June 2. GPS unit stolen from vehicle at 6617 Hearne Road, June 3. Wedding ring, DVD player, VCR, money, two necklaces, two video games, two lamps and two bed spreads stolen from vehicle at 6786 Harrison Ave., June 3. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 6649 Hearne Road, June 3. Radar detector, MP3 docking station, soccer bag and pack of cigarettes stolen from vehicle at 6641 Hearne Road, June 3. Money and several hand tools stolen from vehicle at 6648 Hearne Road, June 3. Money and two CDs stolen from vehicle at 2260 Townhill Drive, June 4. Hanging flower basket stolen from home at 4565 Hubble Road, June 4. Satellite radio, laser level and money stolen from vehicle at 2200 Townhill Drive, June 4. Money and 20 CDs stolen from vehicle at 3588 Eyrich Road, June 4. Money stolen from register at Steak ’N Shake at 3835 Race Road, June 4. Gun stolen from vehicle at 4786

GPS unit, flashlight and CD player/car stereo stolen from vehicle at 2171 Sylved Lane, June 12.


Walls inside restroom at Veterans Park spray-painted with graffiti at 6231 Harrison Ave., June 4.


William Kuwe, 38, 1661 Hudepohl Drive, criminal trespassing at 10800 block of Hamilton Avenue, June 22. Brittney Hancock, 22, 8763 Plaintree Court, complicity to theft at 1100 block of Compton Road, June 22. Juvenile, carrying concealed weapon at Wellspring Drive, June 22. Marvin Hurt, 20, 9312 Rountop Drive, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest at 9100 block of Winton Road, June 21. Robert Barlage, 19, 3200 Paprika Court, drug possession at 9100 block of Winton Road, June 21. Shawntay Riehle, 33, drug paraphernalia at Hamilton & Roosevelt avenues, June 20. K.C. Codle, 23, 4510 Vine St., disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 8800 block of Fontainebleau Terrace, June 21. Shlayman Shakir, 20, 7050 Hamilton Ave., drug possession at Ronald Reagan/Cross County Highway, June 20. April Stevens, 30, 6783 Grange Court, falsification at Kemper Road & Brookway Drive, June 19. Keith Burley, 34, 2250 Kemper Road, identity theft at 2200 block of Kemper Road, June 19. Raymond Jones, 49, 2876 Coleridge Court, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 10800 block of Hamilton Avenue, June 17. Two Juveniles, domestic violence at Haviland Drive, June 16. Damon Lovett, 24, 8452 Mockingbird Lane, assault at Winton Road, June 16. Damon Oliver, 23, 7973 Cherrywood Court, drug possession at Vine Street, June 16. Jerome Goodwin, 63, 310 Riddle Road, falsification at 10948 Hamilton Ave., May 29. Simeon Duncan, 20, 10318 Moonflower Court, open container at 10800 block of Hamilton Avenue, May 29. Anthony McDonald, 60, 2164 Sevenhills Drive, assault at 2100 block of Sevenhills Drive, May 28. Tom Tranor, 36, 10267 Gaylord Drive, domestic violence at 10267 Gaylord Drive, May 28. Brian Osborne, 26, 6399 Springdale Road, drug paraphernalia at 9300 block of Winton Road, May 26. Deandre Ramsey, 19, 2031 Second Avenue, criminal damaging at 2000 block of Second Avenue, May 27. Rico Rudolph, 32, 3522 Reading Road, drug trafficking, drug possession at Betts and Innes avenues, May 24. Demetrius Grimes, 44, 439 McCreary Court , domestic violence at 439 McCreary Court, May 26. John Hunnicutt, 43, 757 Compton Road, theft at 757 Compton Road, June 3. Gregory Lucas, 38, 2735 Hillvista Lane, theft at 6200 block of Marie Avenue, June 5. Vaughn Teasley, 42, 6901 Vine St., theft, rape at Daly Road, June 5. Leslie Gaines, 29, 2260 Kemper Road, domestic violence at 2260 Kemper Road, June 5.

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Ebenezer Road, June 4. Apple iPod and pair of sunglasses stolen from vehicle at 5917 Northglen Road, June 4. Gasoline siphoned from vehicle at 2078 Sylved Lane, June 5. Satellite radio, DVD player, assorted CDs, several tools, marker light, two insurance cards and car manual stolen from vehicle at 1759 Churchwood Drive, June 5. Money stolen from vehicle at 5622 Antoninus Drive, June 6. Satellite radio stolen from vehicle at 5661 Candelite, June 6. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 5641 Candlelite, June 6. Digital camera, purse, wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 5641 Candlelite, June 6. GPS unit and digital camera stolen from vehicle at 3408 Mirror Lane, June 6. Seven potted plants stolen from Kroger at 5830 Harrison Ave., June 7. Cell phone and radar detector stolen from vehicle at 5448 Cloverleaf Lane, June 7. Power tool combination kit stolen from Home Depot at 6300 Glenway Ave., June 8. Money stolen from register at Taco Bell at 6430 Glenway Ave., June 8. GPS unit, pocket knife and money stolen from vehicle at 5793 Farlook Drive, June 9. Four copper downspouts stolen from Green Township Branch Library at 6525 Bridgetown Road, June 10. Registration stickers stolen from license plate at 5347 Edger Drive, June 10. Two fishing reels, two fishing poles and a satellite radio stolen from vehicle at 2166 Faywood Drive, June 10. Vehicle stolen from in front of home at 4460 Grove Ave., June 10. Two Apple iPod chargers stolen from Radio Shack at 6132 Colerain Ave., June 11. Security camera stolen from outside of home, and liner punctured on pool at 5938 Lawrence Road, June 11. Car stereo faceplate stolen from vehicle at 5228 Ralph Ave., June 11. Money and CDs stolen from vehicle at 5160 Ralph Ave., June 11. Eight GPS units stolen from Kohl's at 6580 Harrison Ave., June 11. Section of a copper downspout stolen from Springmyer Elementary School at 4179 Ebenezer Road, June 11. Air compressor, two roofing nailers, four buckets of hand tools and a circular saw stolen from vehicle at 7215 Bridgetown Road, June 12. Money stolen from cash box in office at Resident Home Corp. at 3030 West Fork Road, June 12. GPS unit and money stolen from vehicle at 3181 Mary Jane Drive, June 12. Money stolen from home at 6220 Schunk Court, June 13. GPS unit and radar detector stolen from vehicle at 6563 Greenoak, June 13. Concrete goose statue stolen from home at 2129 Faywood Ave., June 13. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 5380 Lee's Crossing, June 14. Money, pack of cigarettes and eight CDs stolen from vehicle at 5752 Filview Circle, June 14. Money stolen from two vehicles at 4520 Hutchinson Road, June 14. Wallet, driver's license, money and four credit cards stolen from home at 3709 Boomer Road, June 14. Pack of cigarettes stolen from CVS Pharmacy at 5813 Colerain Ave., June 14.

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Giant Spruce Mountain Nursery and Broxterman Greenhouses

Customer Appreciation Sale

bus at St. James Church at 6064 Cheviot Road, June 13. Piece of caution tape used to block driveway was cut at 5943 Beechdell Drive, June 14. Vehicle quarter panel damaged when hit with eggs at 6073 Lawrence Road, June 14. Vulgar word scratched into hood of vehicle at 5684 Surrey Ave., June 13.



Vehicle entered and GPS valued at $150 removed at 3095 Libra Lane, June 2. Bike valued at $150 removed at 2933 Sheldon Ave., June 3. iPod, GPS, knife, DVD, stereo, GPS unit valued at $1,810 removed from vehicle at 3234 Dalmellington Court, June 1. Vehicle entered at 7030 Baytowne Drive, June 1. Vehicle entered and shoes and cell phone valued at $117.49 removed at 10290 Cheltenham Drive, June 2. Radio faceplate of unknown value removed from vehicle at 3743 Hermes, May 29. Medication removed at 2953 Libra Lane, May 30. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., May 28. Vehicle registration removed from vehicle at 10326 Pottinger Road, May 28. GPS valued at $200 removed from vehicle at 7800 Springleaf Drive, May 30. Key removed from residence at 11365 Pippin Road, May 31. Vehicle entered and laptop of unknown value removed at 3731 Benhill Drive, May 29. Vehicle entered and camera valued at $300 removed at 10189 Pottinger Road, May 28. Cell phone valued at $400 removed at 9597 Colerain Ave., May 14. Medication removed at 5536 E. Galbraith Road, May 19. Orange cones of unknown value removed at 9600 Colerain Ave., May 18. Vehicle entered and navigation system valued at $250 removed at 9101 Colerain Ave., May 18. Vehicle entered and iPod touch, watch, shoes, CDs, checkbook, currency, bag of unknown value removed at 9531 Colerain Ave., May 18. Light bars from trucks valued at $3,199 removed at 7212 Harrison Ave., May 20. Vehicle entered and stereo equipment valued at $800 removed at 2556 Tiverton Lane, May 20. Navigation system valued at $175 removed at 2683 Altura Drive, May 19. Vehicle entered and stereo, money orders, darts, cooler valued at $1,140 removed at 2870 Banning Road, May 18. DVDs valued at $373 removed at 3248 W. Galbraith Road, May 18. Solar lights valued at $50 removed at 12007 E. Miami River Road, May 18. Vehicle entered and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8410 Sunapee , May 19. $100 removed from wallet at 10991 Hamilton Ave., May 18. Victim reported at 8270 Lyness Drive, May 17.

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Second Sunday Concert Season at Arlington Memorial Gardens 2009 Schedule

Sunday, July 12 Cincinnati at 7:00 pm Civic No rain date Orchestra Great compositions from Broadway

Sunday, August 9 Gem City Jazz Band at 7:00 pm Rain date Aug. 23

Sounds of the Thirties thru The 60’s. Complimentary Popcorn & Drink.


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On the record

July 1, 2009

POLICE REPORTS Brandi Stuntebeck, 28, 2260 Kemper Road, drug possession at 2260 Kemper Road, June 5. Donald Carpenter, 29, 1503 Forester Drive, domestic violence at 1503 Forester Drive, June 6. Brandon Hill, 27, 1235 Bellune Drive, driving under suspension, obstructing official business at Winton and North Bend roads, June 6. Juvenile, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, June 6. Jahkeem Thomas, 18, 5415 Battman Drive, disorderly conduct at 8400 block of Cottonwood Drive, June 7. Juvenile, disorderly conduct at Lincoln and Eiler avenues, June 12. Jennifer Burnside, 33, drug possession at Harrison Avenue and Adams Road, June 12. Aaron Nelson, 20, 1817 Waltham Ave., receiving stolen property at 6200 block of Daly Road, June 9. Rodney Taylor, 29, 4525 Paddock Road, drug trafficking, drug possession at Pippin and Springdale roads, June 8. Brent Byrd, 22, 3121 Moosewood Ave., auto theft at 1500 block of Pleasant Run Drive, June 9. Nicholas Ginyard, 31, 557 Boal St., domestic violence at 1800 block of Bluehill Drive, June 9. Nellie Pearson, 61, 5365 Bahama Terrace, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, June 9. Antoinette Bonner, 41, 5365 Bahama Terrace, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, June 9.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Woman reported being threatened at 1182 Wellspring Drive, June 22.

Breaking and entering

Instant Tax Service reported break-in at 879 W. Galbraith Road, June 16.


Woman reported DVDs stolen at 2054 Roosevelt Ave., June 21. Woman reported money stolen at 2046 Fourth Ave., June 16.

Criminal damaging

Man reported vehicle damaged at 1292 Bellune Drive, June 22. 7374 Huntridge Drive man reported vehicle damaged at 8400 block of


Winton Road, June 20. Man reported vehicle damaged at 12033 Deerhorn Drive, June 18. Man reported vehicle damaged at 10829 Maplehill Drive, June 13. Man reported fence damaged at 9682 Northfield Drive, June 16.

11565 Regency Square Court: National City Bank to Bestrand LLC; $61,000. 11945 Stonequarry Court: Fresh Start Property Solutions LLC to Lence, Robert A. and Patricia G. Hughes; $190,000. 2390 Deblin Drive: Kashner, Arik B. and Myra J. to Higgins, Bonnie; $100,000. 2400 Kemper Road: Wolff, Janet Trs. and Louis C. Trs. to Nilttam Sellet LLC; $230,000. 2806 Honesdale Court: Edwards, Jackie L. and Angela S. to Union Savings Bank; $46,000. 3012 Laverne Drive: Puffer, Brian to Murray, Kimberly A.; $106,000. 3120 Elkhorn Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Wilson, Jerrold W.; $15,250. 3296 Harry Lee Lane: Seifert, Diane to Ibold, Bruce R.; $36,500. 3398 Oakmeadow Lane: Wiesman, Kenneth E. and Elaine to Hassinger, Richard D. and Angeline M.; $110,000. 4563 Newberry Acres Drive: Brown, Ray E. and Becky S. to League, Shawn and Megan E.; $220,000. 7290 Jamerine Court: Schottelkotte, Kathleen R. to Swingle, William D.; $115,000. 8035 Blanchetta Drive: Eikens, Jeffery W. and Karen S. to Dellatorre, Jacqueline M. and Joshua G.; $87,500. 9368 Jericho Drive: Seifert, Diane to Ibold, Bruce R.; $31,500. 9418 Haddington Court: Day, Donald W. to Dziec h, Amanda M.; $79,500. 2404 Lincoln Ave.: Ward, Mike E. and Wanda F. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $32,000. 2438 Wilson Ave.: Weary, Daniel E. 3 to Robinson, Donna and Donald; $97,620. 2611 Crest Road: Westerfield, Mark to Blair, Regina T.; $117,900. 2692 Niagara St.: Ward, Ollie F. and Latosha L. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $46,000. 2880 Sheldon Ave.: Tristate Holdings Inc. to George-Thomas Homes


Woman reported credit cards stolen at 8453 Cottonwood Drive, June 22. Woman reported credit cards stolen at 8890 Desoto Drive, June 22. Amazon Beauty Supply reported merchandise stolen at 6521 Winton Road, June 19. 10914 Crystalhill Court woman reported purse stolen from vehicle at 9600 block of Hamilton Avenue, June 19. 8428 Cottonwood Drive woman reported bike stolen at 8500 block of Winton Road, June 18. 8583 Daly Road woman reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 8600 block of Monsanto Drive, June 19. 8595 Pringle Drive woman reported purse stolen at 8400 block of Winton Road, June 16. Speedway reported $110 in cigarettes stolen at 8378 Winton Road, June 15. 2947 Windon Drive Woman reported purse stolen from vehicle at 9600 block of Winton Road, June 15.

Breaking and entering

Xeno’s Christian Fellowship reported break-in at 1016 North Bend Road, June 7. Marathon reported break in at 10981 Hamilton Ave., May 25. Shamrock reported break-in at 10025 Hamilton Ave., June 11.


Woman reported two TVs stolen at 12112 Mill Road, May 28. Man reported TV, camera stolen at 8900 Cottonwood Drive, May 29. Man reported TV stolen at 12063 Goodfield Drive, May 27. Woman reported computer stolen at 10909 Birchridge Drive, June 5. Woman reported TV stolen at 2260 Kemper Road, June 12. Man reported TV, guns stolen at 12010 Goodfield Court, June 12.





Inc.; $41,900. 2880 Sheldon Ave.: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to Tristate Holdings Inc.; $38,000. 2940 Bentbrook Drive: Cooper, James A. and Darlene to Woods, Jason A. Sr. and Michelle C.; $157,600. 3051 Sheldon Ave.: Wurtz, Katy R. Tr. to Robeson, Anne M. and Westin E.; $89,500. 3137 McGill Lane: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to J&M Investment Properties LLC; $93,000. 3210 Lapland Drive: Beneficial Ohio Inc. to MPC Management LLC; $24,900. 3285 Struble Road: Elliott, James D. and Veronica L. Jacobs to Lanning, Trisha A.; $105,000. 3381 Blue Rock Road: American General Financial Services Inc. to Kuhn, Tyler Lawson 3; $60,425. 3594 Riehle Road: PNC Bank Ohio NA Tr. to Berlier, Mary Lou Tr.; $10,000. 3625 Brockton Drive: Michel, Jennifer L. to Rader, Joshua S. and Charity G. Bowling; $130,500. 3749 Hermes Drive: Riesenbeck, Jeff and Emily to Donoghue, Douglas S.; $122,000. 3910 Brockton Drive: Kelley, Michael P. and Joan M. to Peddenpohl, Eric W.; $198,500. 5671 Dry Ridge Road: Turner, Bill E. to Turner, Bill; $40,000. 6425 Duet Lane: Massa, Laura to Mills, Glenn; $158,000. 6830 Schuster Court: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company NA to Emery, Dave; $28,000. 7236 Creekview Drive: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to Knab, Jack A. and Lori A.; $44,000. 8307 Firshade Terrace: Sieve, John W. to The North Side Bank and Trust Co. Tr.; $93,500. 8609 Majestic Lane: Bank of New York Tr. to Stadler, Victoria; $75,100. 8717 Schneiders Farm Court: NVR Inc. to Nelson, Lori M. and Thomas L.; $317,030. 9517 Haddington Court: Czimbal, Lawrence W. and Lena to Arzman, Christine M. and Larry J.; $66,000.


Lawrence Road: Coomer, Harry to McNeely, Bree A.; $89,000. 1445 Colonial Drive: Ronan, Shawn and Darrell Causey to Beck, David M. and Mary C.; $300,000. 1969 Faywood Ave.: KandK Renovations LLC to Ahern, Terrence D.; $35,000. 2350 Townhill Drive: Noland, Therese M. to Boyce, Ashley M.; $72,000. 2933 Gilligan Ave.: Georgeton, John C. and Ann to Weberding, Eric D.; $170,000. 3170 Sunnyhollow Lane: Archer, John M. and Lynda L. to Vinson, Albert J. and Bonnie; $160,000. 3250 Linsan Drive: Sunnenberg, Michelle M. to Neville, Jennifer L. and Patrick; $169,000. 3425 Kleeman Lake Court: Lyons, Shirley A. to Grossheim, Elmer R. and Jane M.; $156,000. 5123 North Bend Crossing: Benoit, Carol A. to Jarrett, Freda G.; $131,500. 5205 Parkvalley Court: Cipollone, Michael A. to Lohbeck, Adam D. and Colleen M.; $225,000. 5348 Werk Road: Leonard, Elizabeth A. to Maher, Martha L.; $67,000. 5390 Sidney Road: Trajkovski, Ilija and Starr Blanton to Brady, Sean C.; $133,000. 5410 Julmar Drive: Eckert, Stephanie M. to Mason, Sheila I.; $151,900. 5530 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Beale, Dorothy L. to Simmons, Gerald and Ruth; $84,500. 5595 Woodhaven Drive: Kegley, Ralph N. and Shirley to Burke, David A. and Robyn; $116,900. 5624 Julmar Drive: Lorenz, Thomas R. and Denise A. to Eckert, Michael and Stephanie; $367,500. 5650 Samver Road: Harvey, Emily J. to Robert and Diane McKenna LLC; $118,000. 5653 Lawrence Road: Coomer, Harry to McNeely, Bree A.; $89,000. 5819 Gaines Road: Smith, James E. and Pamela J. to Keenan, John E. and Susanne Koch; $215,500. 6140 George’s Way: Homes of Distinction by David J. Ott Inc. to Ott, David J. and Susan L.; $674,710.

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Anna Maria Island. Save $$$ on a beach getaway. Only $499/wk + tax. All new inside, very comfy, just steps from the beach. 513-236-5091

Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

DESTIN. Beautiful, luxury 2 BR, 2 BA Oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids pool & tennis. Covered prkng, sleeps 6. Local own er. Ofc513-528-9800, eves 513-752-1735

DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit Some feature two-person Jacuzzis, fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs. We will start your next day with richly brewed coffee or select teas. Then enjoy a scrumptious home-cooked country breakfast served in the Gathering Room on antique dishes and crystal. 1875 Homestead B&B is just a twohour drive from Cincinnati, and is the perfect place for a weekend getaway or a mid-week respite. Now open year-round, 1875 Homestead B&B has been featured in Midwest Living magazine, Country Register magazine and was a cover story on “The Best of the Midwest” magazine. Call today and make your reservation to bask in the splendor of the changing seasons. 1875 Homestead Bed & Breakfast 3766 E. State Rd 46 Nashville, IN 47448 Phone: 812-988-0853 Email: Web:


Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes.Neighborhood designations are approximate. 7064 Taylor Road: U.S. Bank NA to Herrman, Julie and Gregory Fite; $233,000. Leslie’s Woods Court: John Henry Homes Inc. to Hesse, Steve and Daphane S.; $197,420. Tressel Wood Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Sanchez, Carlos E. and Maria R.; $259,320. 1676 Leona Drive: Hoetker, Jamie and Jason Best to Atherton, Joseph and Karen Arbogast; $154,000. 1880 Forest View Lane: Griswold, Mariel E. to Herren, Gordon D. and Pamela L.; $205,000. 2188 South Road: Fisser, Shirley R. and Rose Mary Glaser to Glaser, Rose Mary 3; $75,000. 2188 South Road: Glaser, Rose Mary 3 to Strong Brott, Edwin T. and Donna L.; $75,000. 2724 Country Woods Lane: Merrill Lynch Bank and Trust Co. FSB to Busam, Joseph R. and Mary L. Schafer Busam; $235,000. 2828 Werkridge Drive: McMahon, Thomas J. and Diane J. to Witsken, Colleen M.; $171,000. 3006 Diehl Road: HSBC Bank USA NA Tr. to Pick, Stephanie A.; $58,000. 3234 Milverton Court: Segbers, Virginia M. and Thomas J. to Gutzwiller, Joseph and Laura; $242,000. 3244 Milverton Court: Countrywide Home Loans to Padgett, Kimberly A.; $158,000. 3344 Glenmont Lane: Kleemeier, Edward L. Tr. and Cecilia S. Tr. to Klein, Austin W.; $130,000. 3378 Westmont Drive: La Salle Bank NA to Litteral, Karen A.; $120,000. 3381 Diehl Road: Cruse, Alan A. and Lois R. to Kuhaneck, Harriet; $94,000. 3448 Tallahassee Drive: Fusaro, Evelyn R. to Doxsey, Dori N.; $99,000.

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Bed & Breakfast It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 1875 Homestead B&B, a charming Country Victorian home built in the late 1800’s. Located on State Road 46, 3 1/2 miles east of Nashville, Indiana, the home sits on five peaceful acres where you can relax and escape the “hustle-bustle” and crowds of the village. We invite you to step back in time with us as you enter our romantically restored home. After a day of hiking in our beautiful Brown County State Park, or shopping in the village, you may want to choose a book or movie from our library, or simply relax on the porch or in the hammock. On cool evenings, you can enjoy telling stories around the outdoor fire. Complementary soft drinks and homemade cookies are available each afternoon and evening. Each of our guest rooms are beautifully appointed King and Queen size rooms with luxury bedding, private in-room baths, cable TV/VCR, and sitting areas.

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DESTIN. New, nicely furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo. Gorgeous Gulf view. Pools, golf course. Discount Summer & Fall rates. Book now. 513-561-4683 Visit or

EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513


Bonita Springs. Weekly, monthly, seasonal rentals. Beautiful 1 BR @ Beach & Tennis. Pools, across from beach. 2 BR, Bonita Bay w/pool, shuttle to priv beach. 513-779-3936

DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE Wi-Fi, beach set-up (in season) & use of new fitness ctr. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), FREE $20 gift cert to pool grill (weekly rentals in season). Call or visit our website for lastminute specials. 800-822-4929

PANAMA CITY BEACH Family Atmosphere! Your Best Vacation Value! 800-354-1112

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view.frrom balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. Available weekly from July 4

Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or nr ocean. Great locations & rates. Golf pkgs, too. 877-807-3828

BROWN COUNTY. Treat your family to a visit to Indiana’s family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118


A Beautiful Log Cabin Resort w/heated indoor pool, minutes from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns. Breathtaking mountain views, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables & pet friendly cabins are offered. Excellent rates, discounts available. Call 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617


HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1 BR, 1 BA condo on beach nr Coligny. Sleeps 6. Many amenities, discounted rates June-Aug $750/wk; Sept, Oct $550/wk. Also,Marriott’s Grande Ocean, wk of 7/26. 513-829-5099 HILTON HEAD ISLAND 1-7 Bedroom Vacation Homes & Villas. Free color brochure. Call 1-866-386-6644 or visit

GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 GATLINBURG Royal Townhouse Summer Special. $49.95 + tax SunThurs; $59.95 + tax Fri-Sat. Rooms limited & subject to availability. Restrictions & blackout dates apply. Advance reservations req’d. Present ad at check-in. 1-800-433-8792 CE

Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

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

NORTH CAROLINA SIESTA KEY CONDOS 2 bedroom, directly on worldrenowned Crescent Beach. Free WiFi & phone. Super Summer Specials! 847-931-9113


EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

HILTON HEAD’S Best Family Vacation Destination . Oceanfront 1, 2 & 3 bdrm villas. Discounted golf, complimentary tennis & health club. 800-845-9500 N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

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

Nr Powell NORRIS LAKE. Valley Marina. 2 BR/1BA, very nicely furnished home. Covered porch, deck. $95/nt. 423-562-8353 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

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