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Memorial Walk Kira Nicole Gilbert was 22 when she died in April, 2009. Friends and family are sponsoring a fundraiser walk for the Kira Gilbert Memorial Scholarship April 21. Full story, A4.

Grad makes good UC freshman right-hander Ryan Atkinson wasted no time making his mark at college. The Colerain High School graduate has been named to the Big East Conference’s weekly honor roll following his first start April 3. Full story, A6.

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Name change projects changing center image Still provides ‘age friendly’ program

mance Plan for Fiscal Year 2012 says almost 80 million baby boomers will file for retirement benefits over the next 20 years – an average of 10,000 per day. By Jennie Key In a National Institute on ing survey in 2005, 70 percent of Colerain Township had a sen- 244 senior center directors said ior center. Now it has a communi- baby boomers would not relate to ty center. a “senior center.” The directors Trustees approved the name are looking ahead to make sure change at the April 10 board they market their centers to stay meeting. The building at 4300 viable as the boomer boom hits. Springdale Road is now the ColRespondents to the survey erain Township Community Cen- said there was a negative connoter. tation and the name didn’t Center director Marie reflect the activity levels Sprenger said the new at the centers. A Google name is a natural outsearch turns up dozens of growth of other changes stories about centers that have been under way making name changes to since she came on board be more attractive to bain 2010. by boomers as they get Sprenger has been deolder. veloping new programs Sprenger In addition to the name that meet the demands of change, the Colerain the users of the center. Yoga, Community Center will drop the Zumba, pilates, tai’chi, and com- entry age for its day program puter skills have been added. She from 55 to 50 effective May 1. has also updated the look of the Sprenger says this will open the center, modernizing the color center to more people, and she scheme and the decor. plans to continue offering proIn addition, she has been beef- grams to attract them. ing up the programs offered at The change is fine with Alice the center in the evening and Kuykendall. The 70-year-old readding family-oriented pro- tired cafeteria manager has been grams, such as the Mom Prom going to programs at the center and Daddy-Daughter Dance, to for about seven years, volunmake the center more accessible teers at the center, and enjoys to a broader spectrum of the Bunco, bingo and movies. community. She says she thinks lowering The name change, which sim- the age is a great idea. ply drops the word senior, fol“We have had people come to lows a national trend to make join who were not yet 55 and they centers for the retirement set were so disappointed,” she said. seem, well, more hip. “There are a lot of wonderful proWhy? Baby boomers. They es- grams here, and people want to chew all things connected with take advantage of them. Now aging. And as they are now hit- more people can participate.” ting retirement age, research She says dropping the senior says they don’t want to be called from the name doesn’t bother seniors. And there will be a lot of her, either. them. The Social Security Ad“If it encourages people to ministration Annual Perfor- come, why not?” she said.

Alice Kuykendall, a 70-year-old volunteer and member, says the name change for the Colerain Township Community Center is a good thing. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road changed its name, dropping the word senior Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. THANKS TO ANDREA WADE

Mercy won’t close hospital buildings Current facilities to handle outpatients


The new Mercy hospital being built in Green Township is on schedule to be completed next year. See photos of the construction on B1.

By Kurt Backscheider

Mercy Health will maintain services at its campuses in Western Hills and Mount Airy when its new hospital opens in October 2013. Mike Stephens, president and market leader for Mercy Health West, gave a presentation on the health care system’s strategic vision for the West Side on Friday, April 13, and said Mercy will continue offering some services at both its Mercy Western Hills facility and Mercy Mount Airy facility. He said the center of Mercy’s health care network will be its new 250-bed hospital in Green Township, but its existing campuses in Westwood and Mount Airy will be retained and used as comprehensive outpatient centers. “Our vision encompasses creating a network of health care services in locations where peo-

Mercy Health will continue to offer services at its Mercy Western Hills location in Westwood after its new Mercy Health - West Hospital is completed in Green Township. Plans include constructing a new emergency care center on the Westwood campus, maintaining the Mercy HealthPlex and two medical office buildings, and tearing down the section of the facility now housing patient rooms FILE PHOTO ple live,” Stephens said. “It’s about an easily accessible network of care on the West Side.” Mercy’s mission to enhance access to quality medical care includes operating primary and specialty care physician offices, 24-hour emergency centers, imaging and testing centers and senior living communities, he said. When the health care group

announced plans to build a new hospital, Stephens said they met with Mercy physicians and staff, as well as members of the communities its campuses serve, to gather input on how to best use the existing facilities. He said the biggest concern community members expressed was that they didn’t want Mercy to close its Western Hills and Mount Airy locations and aban-

don their neighborhoods. Mercy is shaping its services to meet the needs of its communities, and he said both campuses will remain open. Mercy Western Hills will retain a full-service, 24-hour emergency department in a new freestanding emergency center Mercy will build on the site, Stephens said. The campus will also retain the Mercy HealthPlex, two medical office buildings, outpatient therapy, pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation, and imaging and lab departments to support the emergency department, he said. The portion of the hospital where patient rooms are now located will be torn down when the new Mercy Health – West Hospital is opened in Green Township, he said. Mercy Mount Airy will keep See HOSPITALS, Page A2



Woman invites girls to her annual tea party By Kurt Backscheider

Gloria Harris knows how to host a tea party. The Green Township resident has been hosting an elaborate dinner for the girls who live on her street every year since 2004. “I started this tradition when we first moved into the neighborhood for the

girls to get to know each other, share stories and feel like princesses for an evening,” said Harris, who lives on Kleeman Lake Court in Monfort Heights. “But mostly because I wanted the girls to enjoy a special dinner and make the setting as elaborate as I could, with assigned seating as though they


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were going to dinner at a very fancy restaurant, minus the food served.” She sets the table with real china tea cups, which the girls take home, and she makes name cards for each girl so they know exactly where to sit. The decor reflects a Valentine’s Day theme, complete with candlelight and heart decorations on the dining table. “I pick up real china tea cups throughout the year to use at the dinner party, and the girls are only allowed to switch tea cups if the other person is OK with it,” Harris said. The menu – by request – has been exactly the same for the past eight years; chicken nuggets, french fries, macaroni and cheese and an ice cream log for dessert, she said. “There is actually no tea served, but I do use tea pots for the chocolate milk, apple juice or lemonade,” she said. When the girls come into her home, Harris said they have to set their place and show the younger girls or first timers where the utensils go. Manners are expressed to each other throughout the dinner, she said. Each girl takes home a “goody bag” at the end of the evening containing

The girls who attended Green Township resident Gloria Harris's tea party this year included, from left back row, Harper Gable, Andrea Grimm, Quinn Turner, Abby Turner, Emily Connor, Amanda Grimm, Ayla Specht, Abby Connor and Olivia Hufford; seated, Kate Turner and Grace O'Connor. THANKS TO GLORIA HARRIS their tea cup. “When I started having the tea party the girls where as young as 4 years old and now the oldest is a senior in high school and another in college,” Harris said. “The girls say they do not want the tea party to end and want to come back every year.”


Green Township resident Gloria Harris takes a photo of the girls who attend her tea party every year. This is a photo from the first year she hosted the tea party in 2004, and some of the girls are still attending the annual dinner. The girls pictured are, front row from left, Quinn Turner, Emily Connor and Kate Turner; left to right back row, Anna Buckowski, Abby McBee, Molly Murrison, Abby Connor, Abby Turner, Emma O'Connor and Olivia Masuck. THANKS TO GLORIA HARRIS

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Grant will pay for Breezyway fix By Jennie Key

Residents of Breezyway Drive in Groesbeck can expect to see work on their subdivision street in 2013. And most of the reconstruction will be paid for with state funds. The Byrneside subdivision street is 56 years old, according to Colerian Township Public Works Director Bruce McClain. He said the township has been notified that the Ohio Public Works Commission approved the township’s application for $602,700 in State Capital Improvement

Program grants rebuild Breezyway Drive. McClain said the project estimate is McClain $861,000. The township’s share would be a 30 percent match of $258,300. McClain said the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office sought and reviewed letters of interest and qualifications from engineering firms in anticipation of the grant and the township board of trustees has ap-

proved the hiring of the highest rated firm of JMA Consultants, Inc. at a design fee not to exceed $76,300. McClain said he expects to bid and award the project by the end of this year with construction beginning in 2013. The State Capital Improvement Program offers cities, villages and townships grants for necessary infrastructure repairs. Local governments offer matching funds, but the majority of the project costs are paid for by the Ohio Public Works Commission, which administers the program.

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Memorial walk set April 21 The third annual Kira Nicole Gilbert Memorial Walk has a new venue this year, moving from Heritage Park to the Charles F. Gailey VFW Post 7340, 8326 Brownsway Lane, in Colerain Township. This year’s walk will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and the new venue gives it an indoor option should the weather be rainy. There will be a gift basket raffle, an auction, a Tshirt sale, with all money raised will go to the Kira Nicole Gilbert Scholarship Fund at Fifth Third Bank. Monetary donations are accepted at any Fifth Third Bank branch. A lawsuit filed by her parents, Tammy and John Gilbert, alleges Darvocet prescribed following knee surgery caused the heart

Kira Nicole Gilbert was 22 when she died in April, 2009. Friends and family are sponsoring a fundraiser walk for the Kira Gilbert Memorial Scholarship April 21. PROVIDED.

failure that killed their daughter in April 2009, a few days before her 23 birthday.


Family friends Tim and Sandy Drake decided to start a memorial scholarship in Nikki's honor shortly after she died and a number of fundraisers are set up to raise money for the scholarship fund. Students may apply through their guidance counselors. In addition to filing out an application, students must also write an essay and provide a grade transcript. The scholarship fund has now awarded more than $14,000 to area students. And while Tammy says Colerain High School always has a special place because Nikki is a 2004 graduate, they have opened the scholarship up to students at other area high schools.

The Colerain High School Show Cards will have auditions for the 201213 group on from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Both days are mandatory, and the auditions will be held at the school, 8801 Cheviot Road. An audition packet and application is available in the Colerain High School Vocal Music Room or by calling 741-5079. The Show Cards are a competition show choir, performing locally and across the Midwest from January through March each year. They are accompanied by the Cardinal Syndicate, an group of Colerain High School musicians.

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St. Paul United Church of Christ on Old Blue Rock Road sponsors a roast beef dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the church, 5312 Old Blue Rock Road. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for children under 10, and includes roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans rolls and a dessert. Carry out is available. A full-size quilt will be raffled off and tickets are $1 each or six for $5. You need not be present to win.



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A free ham dinner is presented from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Christ the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church, 10507 Old Colerain Ave. The menu includes ham, green beans, macaroni and cheese, salad or apple sauce, corn bread or bread, dessert and a drink. Call 513-385-7883 for information.

Rusty’s playing

St. John the Baptist Parish presents Rusty’s on the Ridge with live music by the Rusty Griswolds from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, April 27, in the parish center, 5361 Dry Ridge Road. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person, VIP tickets also available at $45 per person. . Tickets are on sale at the Parish Office. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Parish Office at 513385-8010.

Food drive

The Colerain Township Fire Department is sponsoring a canned food drive Friday, April 27, through Sunday, April 29. Fighterfighters are looking for canned food donations to be given to the Freestore Foodbank on behalf of Colerain Township. Donations may be taken to Fire Station 26 at 3360 W. Galbraith Road or the Fire Station 25 at 3251 Springdale Road. Donations will also be accepted at the Kroger store at 6401 Colerain Ave. and the Kroger at 9690 Colerain Ave. Donations may also be dropped off at the Walgreens at 3084 West Galbraith Road or at 9775

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Check out cool cars and support a good cause when La Salle High School presents “Cars for a Cause” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the school, 3091 North Bend Road. Trophies will be awarded for the best cars or vehicles in each of seven categories: domestics, imports, exotics, classics, muscles, trucks/off-roading vehicles, and people’s choice. There will be additional trophies for Best of Show, Most Outrageous Ride and Judge’s Choice. There is an $10 optional donation to attend the show. Proceeds and donations from the show will benefit La Salle student service immersion trips this summer to Shoulderto-Shoulder in Intibuca, Honduras, Sharing With Appalachian People in Harlan, Ky., Operation Helping Hands in New Orleans, and Give Kids the World Village, Kissimmee, Fla.

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New principals for district schools By Jennie Key

There will be a lot of new faces in the Northwest Local School District when the new year begins, and not all of them will be students. The board of education approved the retirement of three principals at its March 26 meeting – Denny Nagel, principal at Colerain Elementary, Becky Karlak, principal at Taylor Elementary and Joan Farabee, Pleasant Run Elementary School principal. That meant replacements were needed and the board appointed some of those at the meeting, as well.

Jamie Birdsong, currently the principal at White Oak Middle School, has been selected as the new principal Colerain Elementary School. Eric Birdsong Dunn, assistant principal at Northwest High School, will be the new principal at Pleasant Run Elementary. Birdsong earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and his master’s degree in educational administration from Xavier University. He began teaching in 1996 as a sixth-grade teacher in the Lakota Local

School District, where he rose to assistant principal. In 2004 Birdsong was named assistant principal at White Oak Middle School, and became prinDunn cipal there in 2008. He has served on the district’s facilities study team, on the negotiations team and is part of the district’s Race to the Top teacher evaluation team. Jamie and his wife Jenny have four children, ranging in age from 13 to 7. Dunn earned his bachelor’s degree in social studies Miami University in 2001 and his mas-

ter’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati. He began teaching in 2002 at Princeton Middle School, where he also coached cross country, basketball and track, and was active in the school leadership team process. In 2007 Dunn returned to his alma mater, Northwest High School, as instructional specialist and assistant athletic director. In 2008 he was promoted to assistant principal at Northwest High School. He and wife Amanda have a 2-year old son, and are expecting their second child. Casey Scherz, currently assistant principal in the Northwest Career Center, will replace Dunn

as assistant principal at Northwest High School. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, one assistant principal will cover both career centers. Superintendent Richard Glatfelter said this administrator will be announced after the other leadership positions have been filled. The White Oak and Taylor l principal positions have been posted and building level screening teams will be formed and interviews should be under way. The changes are part of the district’s financial reduction plan that will cut the administrative team by 8.5 positions at a projected savings over $800,000.


St. Ignatius alumni Jim Rutenschroer and former principal Mary Lee Bogunschutz are being honored by the school's alumni April 21. FILE PHOTO.

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St. Ignatius alumni are honoring alumni Jim Rutenschroer and former principal Mary Lee Bogenschutz at the first Alumni Celebration on Saturday, April 21. Rutenschroer, class of 1956, is being honored for more than 49 years of service to Green Township. He started with the Mack volunteer fire department in 1960 and was promoted to captain in charge of the life squad at the Monfort Heights Station. From 1982 until his retirement in 2009, he served as the assistant chief in charge of EMS for Green Township. Rutenschroer has fond memories of his years at St. Ignatius saying, “St. I’s gave me the opportunity to further my education so that I would be able to attain the goals I set forth in my life.” Bogenschutz worked at St. Ignatius for 44 years as both a teacher and principal. As a teacher, in 1950s and 1960s, Miss Mary Lee (as she is referred to by her

past students) had 60 students at one time in a classroom. “Today, it is hard to imagine having so many students in one classroom. Yet, we received an excellent education,” said Beverly Moreland, class of 1961, who is traveling from Seattle, Wash., to honor Miss Mary Lee. The former principal was best known for her professionalism and dedication. “I treasure my years at St. Ignatius,” Bogenschutz. “All of my students were special and my memories will last forever.” This commitment to St. I’s students continues today with the Miss Mary Lee Fund that will help to provide assistance to families who are unable to afford tuition. If you are a St. Ignatius alumni and would like to join in the celebration, call 513-389-3242. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. for Mass and includes a catered dinner and tours. The cost is $18. Spouses and guests are welcome.


The following students have been named to the Circle of Excellence for the third quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

Fourth grade Natalie Archdeacon, Josh Barbee, Zach Bierman, Colleen Booth, Kathryn Brucato, Sydney Brueneman, Britt Caudill, Cole Combs, Katrina Draginoff, Cecelia Elfers, Olivia Evans, Michael Hartig, Megan Hoffman, Charlie Humbert, Andrew Klas, Abigail Krieger, Justin Kruetzkamp, Rachel Kumar, Jacob Lesko, Gabrielle Litzinger, Austin Logue, Ethan Lynch, Sara Martin, Tyler Meiners, Simon Nicholas, Jason Oberjohann, Gretchen Rack, Anna Riedel, Ian Russell, Caleb Schmidt, Emmy

Schmidt, Emma Scott and Luke Tereck.

Fifth grade Gabriella Baarlaer, Brendan Burck, Alexzander Burger, Ashley Bushman, Maggie Castelli, Eva Caudill, Olivia Coughlin, Anne Deters, Isabelle Dorr, Emily Etris, Katelyn Freese, Ethan Fries, Sam Glines, Jacqueline Hamburg, Anna Hergenrother, Susan Hudepohl, Joseph Humbert, Cameron Kiley, Carson Kiley, Grace Kreider, Cara Kruetzkamp, Kodyn Lambert, Mara Lehmann, Isabel Lynch, Grace Maffey, Erin Mahan, Katie Martini, Hailey McAdoo, Amanda Meehan, Casey Meiners, Peyton Meyer, Gabrielle Mouch, Brigid Murphy, Andrew Neyer, Andrew Nieman, Jenna Oliverio, Danielle Peters,

Hannah Pierani, Gena Porotsky, Carly Ritter, Jacob Rodriguez, Alise Schindler, Amanda Schweder, Emily Sexton, Blake Smith, Rorie Smith, Ryan Sparks, Paige Sweitzer, Lauren Taylor, Sophia Ventura and Cara Wagner.

Sixth grade Kelli Anderson, Kyle Archdeacon, Jordan Atherine, Quinlan Baarlaer, Bryan Barry, Austin Blake, Evan Bleh, Emma Brunst, Eric Bubenhofer, Grace Clark, Lily Clark, Natalie Coughlin, Clayton Dangel, Maria Deitschel, Andrew Draginoff, Kristin Elchynski, Lauren Finley, Megan Grafe, Josie Graff, Sophia Griffiths, Ashley Hartig, Sean Hergenrother, Ruth Hewald, Owen Kiley, Caroline Kinney, Alexan-

der Klas, Joshua Knapke, Alyssa Knizner, Andrew Koenig, Jodi Koenig, Maxwell Mahoney, Michael Masuck, Meghan McCreary, Maxwell Meehan, Nathan Meiners, Griffin Merritt, Jonathan Miller, Zachary Nienaber, Patrick Olding, Sarah Parks, Leo Pierani, Alexander Prinzbach, Kylie Rack, Kayla Reeder, Elizabeth Riedel, Timmy Rinear, Brooke Ryan, Madison Schmidt, Coby Smith, Madison Stone, Cole Tereck, Grace Tonnis, Anna Wood, Peyton York and Jordan Zulli.

Seventh grade Brady Anderson, Miranda Bauer, Alex Buelterman, Jared Buttelwerth, Matthew Clark, Libby Cohen, Grace Dorr, Lynsey Ficker, Layne Frederick, Josie

Hamburg, Sophia Hamilton, Scott Holiday, Emma Hudepohl, Caleigh Jones, Justin Kahny, Nikki Kerth, Sam Klare, Annie Klein, Jake Knapke, Abby Koenig, Carlee Lambert, Tom Linnemann, Allie Logue, Jenna Lustenberger, Emma Meiners, Nathan Moormann, Natalie Mouch, Maddie Munro, Joe Murphy, Ellie Nieman, Alex Oberjohann, David Orth, Brent Porotsky, Katrina Raneses, Brady Reynolds, Olivia Ritter, Gabe Robbins, Mitch Rolfes, Zach Schott, Brennan Schrand, Rachel Seibert, Nate Sharpe, Hannah Smith, Lindsey Soto, Joey Stacy, Caroline Steinmetz, Nick Tonnis, Addy Torbeck, Megan Torbeck, Hannah Wagner, Hayden Wood and Isabel York.

Eighth grade Jenna Averbeck, Alex Bellman, Molly Boeckermann, Jeffrey Bogenschutz, Zach Brueneman, Aubrey Brunst, John Bubenhofer, Meredith Buganski, Luke Bushman, Patrick Crase, Gabby Draginoff, Ronnie Fago, Emily Fromhold, Andy Girmann, Michael Gump, Lia Hergenrother, Patrick Hobing, Nickolas Jung, Jake Junker, Blake Litzinger, Claire Lynch, John Merritt, Rachel Moning, Danielle Mouch, Maggie Olding, Sam Peter, Kyle Peters, Abby Sander, Emma Schrand, Andrew Sexton, Meredith Shaw, Heidi Sohngen, Ashton Sweitzer, Savannah Taylor, Paige Telles and Christian Wagner.





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Colerain grad Atkinson garners Big East honor

By Nick Dudukovich

CINCINNATI — University of Cincinnati freshman right-hander Ryan Atkinson didn’t waste any time leaving his mark on college baseball. Atkinson, who is a graduate of Colerain High School, was named to the Big East Conference’s weekly honor roll after tossing a gem against Ohio University in his first start April 3. If Atkinson had any nerves–it didn’t the show. The freshman struck out 11 Bobcats and allowed just three hits while throwing seven scoreless innings. The 11 strikeouts were the most by a Bearcats pitcher since April 30, 2010, when Nick Johnson punched out 11 against West Virginia University. Despite still being new to the college game, Atkinson quickly

University of Cincinnati pitcher and Colerain High School alumnus Ryan Atkinson was named to the Big East honor roll after a stellar performance against Ohio University April 3. THANKS TO JEFF GEISER learned how the level of baseball changes from high school to the college level. “The transition from high school to college was a big step because of how much better the

competition is and the pace of the game,” Atkinson said. “Teams are better, hitters are better. It’s hard to come by a bad team in (Division I) baseball.” Prior to making his starting

debut, Atkinson pitched in a relief role. On the season, he’s appeared in four games with one start, totaling 11 1/3 innings. The 6-foot-3 hurler owns a 2.38 ERA (through April 10) with two walks and 16 strikeouts while limiting opponents to a .214 batting average. Atkinson is the fourth Bearcat to be named to the honor roll in 2012 and the second in as many weeks. “I felt a sense of accomplishment and was very humbled. It was something I couldn’t have done with out my teammates behind me,” he said. At Colerain, Atkinson received all-city recognition during his final two seasons. As a senior he posted a 1.66 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 33 innings He was named First-Team All-Greater Miami Conference during his junior and senior campaigns.

Local girls look to run to new heights By Nick Dudukovich

COLERAIN TWP. — The Lady Cardinals return to the track this spring with strong runners returning in mid- and long-distance events. Junior Kristen Seiler should be a top scorer in the 800-, 1,600-, and 3,200-meter events. Seiler, who is coming off a trip to the state cross country championships where she placed 12th last fall, took first in the 3,200 at the Coaches’ Classic with a time of 11 minutes, 51.22 seconds April 4. She also ran the mile in 5 minutes, 28.58 seconds, and placed third. “(She’s) a great all-around kid with a ton of talent,” head coach Jeff Woltz said. Kelly White has looked strong in distance events early on. The sophomore placed fourth at the Coaches’ Classic (12:04.88) in the 3,200 meters race. At hurdles, Christiana Haffey and Maggie Weaver should give the Cardinals scoring potential. Haffey, who is a sophomore, finished fourth at the Coaches’ Classic in the 300 hurdles (50.89), while Weaver took fifth (54.45).


All eyes will be on senior Danielle Pfeifer, who Mohawks’ head coach Ron Russo called “the greatest middle distance runner to ever come out of Cincinnati.” Pfeifer, who will run for the University of Michigan next season, finished second in the 800 at state last spring, while also anchoring the 4x800 relay team to a second-place finish. The senior, who is a two-time GGCL Athlete of the Year, kicked her season off on a winning note with wins in the 400- and 1,600meter events at the La Salle Legends Classic, March 24. More re-

By Nick Dudukovich



» Colerain senior forward Shelly Harper scored six points during Ohio-Kentucky All-Star game April 7. Ohio lost, 71-67.


» La Salle beat Mason 6-5 in 10 innings April 7. Senior Logan Miller was 2-4 with 2 RBI. » Mount Healthy defeated Norwood 10-2, April 9. Senior pitcher Kyle Boreing struck out 10 to pick up the win and move to 3-0 on the season. Mount Healthy defeated Northwest 11-9, April 11. Boreing went 2-4 with a double. » St. Xavier defeated Highlands 23-0 in five innings April 10. Sophomore Jordan McDonough went 2-2 with a home run and four RBI. They defeated Purcell Marian 15-1 in five innings April 11. Junior Robbie Reis went 2-2 with a triple and three RBI. » Roger Bacon beat Cincinnati Christian 8-4 April 11. Jake Ungerbuehler was 3-4 with two RBI.


» Jamie Ertel struck nine as McAuley beat Ross 9-1 April 7. Rachael Oakley was 4-4 with a double. The Mohawks followed up with a 3-2 win over Mercy April 9. Alli Cimino had three RBIs. » Northwest bested Mount Healthy 12-1 April 11. Tori Mayne was 3-4 with a triple. She scored three runs. Abby Hines was credited with the win. » Mount Healthy defeated Norwood 8-7, April 9. Senior Emily Bass picked up the win on the mound and went 2-4 at the plate with a RBI. Mount Healthy lost 12-1 to Northwest April 11. The Lady Owls fall to 2-7 on the season.


McAuley sophomore Marissa Mallios will compete in the high jump for the Mohawks this spring. THANKS TO TERRENCE HUGE

cently, Pfeifer took first in the 800 at the Coaches’ Classic with a mark of 2 minutes, 14.63 seconds. Junior Jordyn Thiery should also be strong in mid-distance events. She’ll lead the 4x800-meter relay, in addition to returning to the high jump—where she was a regional qualifier a season ago. Newcomer McKenzie Pfeifer should add depth at distance events. Russo said the freshman can run the 400 up to the 3,200meter events. Junior Taylor Bove also returns as a reigning district champion in the long jump. She also earned all-regional recognition after finishing eighth in the event a season ago. Other key contributors should include sophomore Kate Olding

(distance), junior Rebecca Ashton (hurdles, sprints, long jump) and junior Sam Rack, who is the reigning GGCL champion in the pole vault. In the field, the Mohawks will look to Alexis Avery (shot), Marissa Mallios (high jump), Claire Tonnis (pole vault) and Rebecca Slagheter (throws).

Mount Healthy

The Lady Owls have a bevy of talent returning from their team that finished second in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Championships last season. Already this season, they racked up a third-place finish at the FAVC Relays March 30. Running the sprint events will be LaShanda Dobbs, who will run

in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter events, Shaqualia Gutter, Ebony Howell Jalyn Berry and Khalia Pouncy. Pouncy will also compete in the long jump. As for the distance events, Cierra Dubois will run the 400meter, along with Aria Strong, Rain Joy-Dunnom and N’Dia Bonner. Dubois also has the best height in the FAVC in the high jump this season. Strong will compete in the long jump, while Bonner will run in the both the 100- and 300-meter hurdle events. The combination of Unique Walker, Lilly Bryant, Enijah Lawrence and Shamyah Matthews will run in the 800- and 1600-meter events. See TRACK, Page A7

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» St. Xavier placed fourth at the Colerain Invitational April 10. Sophomore Michael Hall won the 1,600-meter run and the team captured the 4x800 relay. » Mount Healthy was seventh at the Colerain Invitational April 10, while the Lady Owls placed eighth. Cierra Dubois won the high jump event. » Colerain’s Kristen Seiler won the 1,600-meter race (5:23.35) at the Colerain Invitational April 10. Colerain finished second overall. » McAuley junior Rebecca Ashton won the long jump (16-8) at the Colerain Invitational April 10.

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» St. Xavier defeated Walnut Hills 3-2, April 11. Junior Matt Santen was victorious in No. 1 singles.


» McAuley first baseman Mackenzie Anderson was misidentified as Mackenzie Robinson in story about the Mohawks published April 11.



Youth-infused X rugby program growing


The 2012 Bombers rugby squad is in its second year as a school sponsored sport. Pictured, from left: Front, Mark Hein, Tanner Huskey, Ryan Greenwell, Joe Weseli, Kevin Reilly Jr., Ned Brophy, Nic Discepoli, Ben Gerhardt, Alex Feltman, coach John Spencer; middle, coach John Perazzon, coach E.J. Swisshelm, Ben Kelley, Connor Cunningham, Sean Nutt, Brett Blaha, Kevin Jones, Trey Hitter, Josh Schirmer, Michael Sohngen, Anthony Mohler, coach Richard Uhle; back, coach Eugene Reilly, Richard Millbourn, Cole Greve, Drew Butz, Luke Fay, Brian Neltner, Will Piening, Michael Lang, Nick Locaputo, Nate Dorlac, Eric Johnson, coach Peter McCarthy. THANKS TO ST. XAVIER ATHLETICS North Bend Rugby Club included kids from Elder, LaSalle, Colerain, Mason and really any kids that wanted to play were supported.” Now that the Bombers have their own team, it’s all about building the program. The team is part of Division II along with Moeller, Walnut Hills, Dayton Springfield, Indian Springs and Westside Rugby.

Last season the team lost in the first round of the city tournament to eventual state runner-up Moeller. “Last year was a challenge,” Spencer said. “It was truly a growing year and we have much higher expectations this year. We have a coaching staff that includes experienced and talented coaches and we added a strength and conditioning program to better


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prepare out athletes for the rigors of a rugby season.” Senior second-row player Drew Butz is one of the team’s top performers. The team captains this season are seniors Luke Fay and Mark Hein. “Mark is a wing and one of the fastest guys on the team,” the second-year coach said. “He brings great leadership and poise. Fay brings that fiery tenacity with a clam level head if you can imagine that combination.” The Bombers will play all of their DII opponents, as well as Division I Moeller this season. The start of the season was highlighted by both the varsity and junior varsity teams going undefeated in the Xavier University High School Rugby Tournament the weekend of March 24-25.

By Tom Skeen

ing their second season as a school-sponsored sport, the St. Xavier rugby team is growing rapidly. Last season, their first season not as a club sport, there were around 35 players on the team and just five with rugby experience. This season, there are 56 total players, 16 with experience and the Bombers have a junior varsity team for the first time. Second-year coach John Spencer has been involved with rugby for nearly 40 years; he was a part of the original team - The North Bend Rugby Club - in its inaugural 1976 season. “It’s exciting to see the growth of rugby in this area,” Spencer said. “Rugby has been around this area since 1975 when Indian Hill had a team, but we started our own club in 1976. It has always been an unaffiliated club sport with a lot of St. Xavier kids. The

Track In addition to Bonner, a group of four Lady Owls will also compete in the hurdle events. Daja Horne ranks first in the FAVC in shot put, and will also throw discus and compete in high jump. Cara Barnes will also throw shot put and discus.


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year. Some of the most prevalent sources of allergens in abundance right now are plants like oak, cedar, maple Maria and elm trees. Butauski Ragweed is COMMUNITY PRESS another sigGUEST COLUMNIST nificant source of pollen that blooms from August until the first week of October. Ragweed produces an alarming amount of pollen during these months, often crippling the noses and eyes of people suffering from allergies. Because so many people suffer from seasonal allergies, we analyze inundating pollen and mold samples and report

the results on our website every business day from February through November. This is a good resource for allergysufferers to use when planning any outdoor activities during allergy season. Living with allergies can be miserable, so when pollen and mold counts are high, here are some things you can do to help your allergies: » Avoid areas with freshly cut grass and lawn care activities. » Minimize outdoor activity between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. » Close windows and use air conditioning. » Contact an allergist or doctor for medical advice. To learn more about pollen and mold counts, as well as living with allergies, please visit or

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call the pollen and mold hotline at 513-946-7753. Maria Butauski is a public relations intern with Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question


Have you seen or do you plan to see 'The Hunger Games'? Do you think the movie is appropriate for children and teenagers? Why or why not?

Do you believe pastor and author Rick Warren’s assertion that dogs and cats go to heaven? Why or why not?

“By today's standards the movie is moderately gory. It is an adequate script, a good overall story, and great acting and pretty-good production. A lot of people get killed, but the violence is more realistic than a lot of mainstream movies today, assuming you are enjoying the basic fictional premise. “People should know their children and determine what is appropriate. I have four children and each of them would have been interested and prepared to see this at a very different age. Some people may find the idea of the games more disturbing than the violence. Again, they need to ask questions and know their children. “Many people will find the themes thought-provoking and

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Baffling letters

The letters about the Supreme Court decision on Health Care are both interesting and baffling. Some writers want the “listless, lazy, unmotivated” people to pay their own health care. Think about it: The Obamacare (Affordable Health Care Act) does just that. Everyone would have to pay something for health care. We all know that increasing health care cost is out of control. We pay for those so called ‘lazy’ people now. Do they like it that way? We all need health care sometime in our life. All civilized countries provide health care. It shouldn’t have to be earned, but everyone should pay their fair share. It is an economic issue. If there is a medical emergency or outbreak of some disease, who do we look to? The government.

Ann Thompson Green Township

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the the movie very entertaining. My biggest gripe was the way fighting was handled with close-in, rapid-cut blurred shots. It actually tempered a lot of the stuff that might be thought inappropriate for young people, but it also jarred with the really great character development and visualization that prevailed in the film. “And see - it is possible to review a film without giving away all the good stuff.” N.F. “I have not seen, nor do I

plan to see 'The Hunger Games'. I have read a lot of reviews about the movie, and I know a little bit about the plot (primarily the disturbing part of the movie where two young people are placed in deadly opposition to each other, with the intended result being that one of them is killed.) I've talked to a couple of young people in their early teens who have seen it, and spoke highly of it. “Reluctantly, I would say that it might be appropriate for teenagers as part of a classroom assignment or something similar, but not for young children. Dystopic novels (like Orwell's 1984) have value in warning us about what might happen in society if we aren't careful, but at the same time, can be very disturbing to little kids who don't understand that it is only fiction. Bill B. “No, I think that there's enough evil and ideas for de-

stroying humans without glorifying it in the movies. And definitely no as far as being appropriate for minors. I won't contribute to anyone or anything that I find offensive.” J.K. “I have read the 'Hunger Games' and I do plan on seeing the movie. “I feel that although the book is very violent, and I have heard the movie mirrors that, I think it is appropriate for children and teens. The violence cannot be any greater than the average first-person shooter video games which are ubiquitous among children and teens. “Also I think it is important to teach children and young adults that as our cultural norm moves more towards a society where only the top achievers will thrive and move ahead it serves as a good metaphor of what to expect in the near future.” I.P.

WHEN THEY MEET You can express your views to local officials by attending their meetings. Here is a list of the times and locations for local governmental meetings. All meetings are open to the public.


Colerain Township meetings are videotaped by Waycross Community Media. See the broadcast schedule or watch the meetings online at Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Colerain Township government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. The first meeting of the month is a regular business meeting, the second meeting of the month is a work session. There is only one meeting scheduled in June, July, August and December. Call 385-7500 for information. Land Use Advisory Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Call 385-7505 for information. Zoning Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Call 385-7505 for information. Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at



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Spring has sprung into seasonal allergies Although many Cincinnatians are enjoying the early spring weather, it is unfortunately causing problems for those of us who suffer from allergies. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency monitors the levels of airborne allergens daily and shares the information on our website Allergy season begins this time of year because of all the blooming plant life. Pollens differ throughout the country, but in the Southwest Ohio region, winds spread pollen from many types of plants starting as early as February and continuing into October. Unusually warm weather conditions have caused trees to pollinate at higher levels than is common for this time of


7 p.m. at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Call 385-7505 for information.



School board meetings are videotaped by the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission. See the broadcast schedule or watch the meetings online at mt-healthy-board-ofeducation. Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Mt. Healthy Board of Education offices, 7615 Harrison Ave. Call 729-0077 for information.

Board of Trustees meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Green Township Administration Building, 6303 Harrison Ave. Call 574-4848 for information.


Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Allen Paul Community Room of the Springfield Township Administration Building, 9150 Winton Road. Call 5221410 for information.


School board meetings are videotaped by Waycross Community Media. See the broadcast schedule or watch the meetings online at vodg. Board of Education meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Northwest Administrative offices, 3240 Banning Road. The meeting on the second Monday is a work session and the fourth Monday is a business meeting where the board expects to take action. Call 923-1000 for



Board of County Commissioners meets at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays of each week except on legal holidays and summer session at 138 East Court Street, Room 603. Agendas are available on the board’s website at bocc_default.asp. Call 946-4400 for information. Board of Health meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at 250 William Howard Taft Road, Clifton. All meetings are open to the public and minutes of each meeting are made available for public viewing. Call 9467800 for information.

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Blind group running marathon The American Council of the Blind of Ohio, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, will participate in the Flying Pig Marathon for the third time in 2012. We started with 12 participants in 2010, had 18 in 2011, and now will have 40 in 2012. We will be walking the 5K, 10K, or half marathon, with our sighted guides and raising funds for our non profit organization. Joyce Rogers COMMUNITY PRESS All sponsorship donaGUEST COLUMNIST tions go directly and completely to ACBOGCC as is the case with any participating organization. If you want to sponsor us Flying Pig walkers, please send donations to Joyce Asher, 620 Ridgestone Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45255. Make checks payable to ACBOGCC and indicate that the check is for a Flying Pig Marathon donation. The mission of ACBOGCC is to improve the quality and equality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired in the Greater Cincinnati area. We carry out our mission by promoting equal access to employment, transportation, cultural events and to all aspects of life for people who are blind or visually impaired. For example, a few years ago, we worked with Tim Perrino at the Covedale Theater to establish audio described plays. Also, our ACB Walkers group is just one of our many other activities that give people who are blind or visually impaired the opportunity to improve our lives by walking with guides on a regular basis for fun, fitness, and friendship. If you want to join the ACB Walkers group, contact Joyce Rogers at or (513) 921-3186. We already have 20 walkers who are blind walking in the Flying Pig this year, and we have more than enough sighted guides to walk with them. The word has spread to friends everywhere. Ola, an 85-year-old woman who is visually impaired from Mason heard about ACBOGCC's participation in the Flying Pig, and she decided to join us. Jean, her volunteer sighted guide from Newport, Ky., has walked together several times with Ola as they train for the 5K. In fact, we had more volunteer guides this year than we could match with walkers who are blind or visually impaired as a result of so many caring people responding to our request for guides. Again, the only way left to assist our work with walking in the Flying Pig is to send in a sponsorship donation. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Joyce Rogers lives in Covedale.

Northwest Press Editor Jennie Key, 853-6272 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.






An artist's rendering of the new Mercy Health – West Hospital being built in Green Township. The new hospital will serve as the center of Mercy's network of care on the West Side.

Construction going well on Mercy’s new hospital

By Kurt Backscheider

Patrick Kowalski said it’s been amazing to watch the new Mercy Health – West Hospital take its shape. Crews with Turner Construction have been busy on the roughly 60-acre site between North Bend Road and Interstate 74 in Green Township, and Kowalski, the chief operating officer of Mercy Health’s west region hospitals, said construction of the West Side’s newest hospital is on schedule.

“We’re right on track,” he said. Mercy Health will open its new 250-bed hospital in October 2013. Mike Stephens, president and market leader for Mercy Health West, said the state-of-the-art facility will serve as the center of Mercy’s network of care on the West Side. The comprehensive hospital will offer cardiac care and open heart surgery, a cancer center, an orthopaedics center, a women’s health center and OB/maternity care, he said.

A full-scale emergency department is also included in the hospital, as well as space for an intensive care unit, a rehabilitation center, an in-house medical laboratory and general surgery and telemetry. Other amenities include a covered ambulance bay, a helicopter pad, a chapel, and outdoor healing garden and a 2.5-acre living, green roof. A patient diagnostics center will be attached to the hospital, and a five-story, 100,000-squarefeet medical office building will be constructed adjacent to the di-

agnostics center. Kowalski said the entire project has been designed with the patient in mind. A snow melt system is even installed underneath every entrance to the hospital to ensure the walkways are safe for people in the winter. “It’s a first-class facility,” he said. When completed the hospital will be able to serve as many as 93,000 patients each year, he said. While it’s great to talk about a shiny, new hospital, Stephens said Mercy’s employees are at

the heart of the quality health care it delivers. “What really makes a difference is the quality of the staff and physicians we have, and will have as we grow,” he said. “It’s a phenomenal team of people.” Lesia Golden, director of marketing for Mercy Health’s west market, said those interested in watching the construction progress can visit to view photos, videos and read stories about members of the construction team.

This is a view of the main entrance to the new hospital. When completed in 2013, Mercy Health – West Hospital will be a comprehensive 250-bed medical facility featuring the latest advancements in design for patient care and comfort. The hospital will include a cardiac care center with open heart surgery, a cancer center, an orthopaedics center, a women’s health center, and OB/maternity care. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

An aerial view of the new Mercy Health – West Hospital being constructed between North Bend Road and Interstate 74 in Green Township. I-74 is in the top left of this photo. The hospital is on schedule to be completed in October 2013. THANKS TO LESIA GOLDEN

The new hospital will have an in-house laboratory where all the inpatient and outpatient lab work and testing will be completed. The research area will serve all of Mercy’s facilities in Southwest Ohio. Crews are in the process of framing and drywalling the core lab area of the hospital. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 19 Lectures Fairtax, 7-8:30 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Learn about a comprehensive proposal that replaces all federal income and payroll based taxes with an integrated approach including a progressive national retail sales tax, a prebate to ensure no American pays federal taxes on spending up to the poverty level, dollarfor-dollar federal revenue neutrality, and, through companion legislation, the repeal of the 16th Amendment. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 250-4116; Monfort Heights.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

Shopping Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Northwest Community Church, 8735 Cheviot Road, Clothes, furniture, books, toys, small appliances, tools, bedding, holiday items, kitchenware and more. Benefits Scholarships for summer camp and youth mission trip. 385-8973. Colerain Township.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 Community Dance Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Music - Rock Fireflight, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Ashes Remain and 7eventh Time Down. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $25 VIP. $16, $13 advance; $10 with group of 15 or more. 825-8200; Forest Park.

On Stage - Student Theater Aida, 8 p.m., Winton Woods High School, 1231 W. Kemper Road, Auditorium. Tony and Grammy award-winning love story written by Elton John and Tim Rice set in ancient Egypt. Musical is about forbidden love between Nubian princess and Egyptian soldier, who are forced to choose between facing death and parting forever. Their decision is an example of true devotion that defies cultural differences between warring nations. $7-$8. 619-2420; Forest Park.

On Stage - Theater River Rat and Cat, 7 p.m., The Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road, Comedy about friendship and cooperation. By Y York, playwright. Face painting begins at 6 p.m. Pre-show performance by Cincinnati Movement and Dance Center. Free. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 5221410; playhouse.cfm. Finneytown.

Religious - Community Tibetan Buddhist Course: Foundation for Happiness, 7-8 p.m., Gaden Samdrup Ling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive, The Eight Verses for Mind Training, taught from an 800year old text, designed to invoke inner reflection to develop a more peaceful, calm mind, which is the foundation for happiness. Course participants have assigned readings, participate in discussions, have an opportunity to ask questions and hear commentary on meditation practice. $10. Through May 18. 385-7116; Colerain Township.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45

$12. Presented by La Salle High School Drama. 741-2369; Green Township.

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

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

Shopping Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Northwest Community Church, 385-8973. Colerain Township.




Benefits Christian Women Fellowship Retreat, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kemper Road Christian Church, 11609 Hanover Road, Fitness, fashions, entertainment and food. Benefits Dress for Success. Free, donations accepted. Reservations required. Presented by Christian Women Fellowship of Kemper Road Christian Church. 825-4453. Forest Park.

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

Dining Events Roast Beef Dinner and Quilt Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ-Colerain Township, 5312 Old Blue Rock Road, $10, $4 ages 9 and under. 385-9077; Colerain Township. Ham Dinner, 4-7 p.m., Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church, 10507 Colerain Ave., Fellowship Hall. Menu: ham, green beans, macaroni and cheese, salad or apple sauce, cornbread or bread, dessert and drink. Free. 385-7883. Colerain Township.

Home & Garden Start a Kitchen Herb Garden, 2 p.m., Mount Healthy Branch Library, 7608 Hamilton Ave., Plant variety of herbs to grow on your kitchen windowsill. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4469; Mount Healthy.

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

Literary - Libraries Gold Star Chilimobile, Noon, North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave., Register for Summer Reading Program and receive free coney. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6068. Colerain Township.

Music - Religious Youth Choir Festival, 1-7 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, Mass at 4:45 p.m. Featuring Our Lady of the Rosary Youth Choir. With St. John the Evangelist Church Youth Choir from West Chester. Michael Dailey, guest conductor. Dinner is included. 825-8626. Greenhills.

Music - Rock A-Train, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Drew Manning, Beth Current and Silent Reign. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park.

On Stage - Student Theater Aida, 8 p.m., Winton Woods High School, $7-$8. 619-2420;

Katherine Leigh is Beaver, Aram Monisoff is Cat and Margaret Ivey is River Rat in Y York’s “River Rat & Cat,” a free Playhouse Off the Hill Production set for 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at The Grove, 9158 Winton Road. The family-friendly comedy is about friendship and cooperation. For more information, call 522-1410 or visit or PROVIDED. Forest Park.

Reunions St. Ignatius Alumni Celebration, 4:30-10 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola School, 5222 North Bend Road, Alumni invited to share memories and memorabilia while honoring Mary Lee Bogenschutz and Jim Rutenschroer. Ages 21 and up. $18. Reservations required. 389-3242; Monfort Heights.

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Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Northwest Community Church, Bag sale. 385-8973. Colerain Township.

Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Weekly speakers advise job seekers on how to conduct an effective job search. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.


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

Strengthening and Range of Motion Class for Seniors, 10-11 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township. Vintage Artist, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Place for artists to paint together. Beginners welcome. Bring own supplies. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Knitting and Crocheting, 10-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Knit or crochet blankets for Project Linus. Yarn provided. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Wood Carving, 1-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Carve with Greenwood Chippers. Many different techniques used: relief carvings, scroll saw, figurines. Bring own tools. For seniors. Free. 3853780. Green Township. Wii Bowling, 2-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors with standing a chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. 205-5064; Green Township.


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

Dining Events Venison Dinner, 3-9 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Dinner includes either hirsch (venison) or Hungarian (beef) goulasch, spaetzle (noodles), rot kohl (red cabbage), tossed salad and dessert. Assorted beverages available for purchase. Music by Ben Geers. Benefits Germania Society. $12, $6 ages 11 and under. Registration required by April 12. 742-0060; Colerain Township.

MONDAY, APRIL 23 Exercise Classes The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructed by Gary Terry, West Point graduate, Army master fitness trainer and certified personal trainer. Focusing on helping individuals improve their strength, stamina, flexibility and weight loss. Bring mat, 3- or 5-pound dumbbells and water. Ages 18 and up. $8. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Wear comfortable workout attire and gym shoes. Bring water. $5. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township.

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

Religious - Community Awana Clubs, 6:30-7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 1210 Compton Road, Fellowship Hall. Join us for Awana Clubs with game time, memory verses, and bible study in personalized small groups and interactive large groups. Registration is completed on first night of attendance. Free. Registration required. 931-0477. Mount Healthy.

Model Train Show, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Gulden Community Center. Greater Cincinnati Modular Railroad Association presents 3-foot-tall display for easy viewing. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Modular Railroad Association. 853-4100; College Hill.

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 Literary - Libraries Early Literacy Workshop, 6:30-7:25 p.m., Mount Healthy Branch Library, 7608 Hamilton Ave., Learn ways to bolster your child’s early literacy skills at home. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4469. Mount Healthy.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Quilting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Make blankets to donate to Project Linus and Children’s Hospital. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Ceramics, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Stability Ball, 9:30-10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Bring your own stability ball and work on strengthening your core. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Open game. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Pattern Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Learn line dancing and have fun while exercising. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Billiards, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 Exercise Classes The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $8. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Support Groups Lose it for Life, 6:30-8 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Create and work personal plan to maintain your weightmanagement lifestyle. Get to the bottom of the emotional and spiritual issues that keep you from your ideal weight. Family friendly. Free. Registration recommended. 931-5777. Finneytown. Divorce Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Information on getting over loss of partner, grief over being single, giving up unrealistic expectations that lead to unneeded guilt and frustration, developing strong support system and sources of self-esteem. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Jamie Fota and Marcia Gallas, 7:30-9:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Original, contemporary folk music. Free. 542-2739; College Hill.

Music - Rock Road to Ichthus Competition, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Round 1. With bands TBA. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park.

On Stage - Student Theater The Cruicible, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $12. 741-2369; Green Township.

Recreation Zumba for a Cure: Relay For Life West Side, 6-8 p.m., Veterans’ Park - Green Township, 6231 Harrison Ave., Free, donations accepted. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Dent.

Religious - Community Spring Retreat, 7-9 p.m., Gaden Samdrup Ling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive, For those who wish to begin studying Buddhism, this is an excellent foundational practice to begin with. Resident teacher Venerable Geshe Kuten Lama leads. Focus on Buddha of purification, Vajrasattva. Meals and tea included (vegetarian available). Suggested donations: $105 weekend, $65 one day. 3857116; Colerain Township. Tibetan Buddhist Course: Foundation for Happiness, 7-8 p.m., Gaden Samdrup Ling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, $10. 385-7116; Colerain Township. The Art of Marriage, 7-9:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 3707 Edgewood Drive, Video-based marriage conference built on same biblically based content as the Weekend to Remember Getaway. Child care not offered. $34. Registration required. 661-2428. Green Township.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly , 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.





Spring Soiree in the Vineyard, 4-6 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Wine tasting and silent auction including Disney Hopper passes, tickets to the Cincinnati Ballet, Reds, Kings Island, zoo, spa package and more. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. $25, $20 advance. Presented by Dayton Cincinnati Chapter of the PKD Foundation. 702-9431; Colerain Township.

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

On Stage - Student Theater The Cruicible, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, A Blackbox Production.



Abundant asparagus inspires recipes If someone would ask what my dream job is, I’d have to say I have two in mind. One would be working with Chris Kimball in the Cook’s Country test kitchen. I’d get paid to cook to my heart’s content, with the best kitchen equipment available, and mistakes would occur during Rita paid time. I Heikenfeld really enRITA’S KITCHEN joy the heirloom recipes that Cook’s Country perfects. The other would be working with Frank Farmer Loomis, our own antique expert who is internationally known. Frank and I did a TV show a long while back and the theme was a tea party. I made tea party treats and teas, and Frank gave his expert opinion on the china and silver service I used.I like things connected with history, and antique china, furniture, and cookbooks all fill the bill. In fact, the recipe I’m sharing today for the Netherland Salad has quite a history. It dates back over 50 years and it’s from the Netherland Plaza, now the Cincinnati Netherland. This is from Fern Storer’s wonderful cookbook “Recipes Remembered.” Fern was the popular food editor of the Post, and my mom used to love reading her column. Fern’s book was published in 1989 and reader Pauline

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Dressing Whisk together:

Rita's asparagus has prompted almost daily dishes of the spring vegetable. This one features bell pepper and a vinaigrette. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. Dunn was one of the people who helped edit and type the recipes.

Netherland/Maurice salad

This is “the one and only original Maurice salad,” sent to Fern from Maurice J. Koch, the insurance agent who sold Peter Mauridon, the onetime maitre d’ of the Netherland Plaza, a policy. The recipe doesn’t say what kind of vinegar or pickles to use. I’d tend to use clear vinegar and dill pickles, but you do what suits you. Serves two. Dressing:

Stir together: 3 tablespoons ea: real mayonnaise and olive oil 2 tablespoons vinegar 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Then add: 1 chopped hard boiled egg 1 teaspoon minced chives

Salad: Combine: 3/4 head crisp lettuce,

julienned 1/2 cup ea: julienne of chicken and ham 1/3 cup julienne tomatoes, seeds discarded 1 tablespoon chopped pickle Tomato quarters and hard cooked egg slices for garnish

2-3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard ½ cup olive oil Honey, agave syrup or sugar to taste – not too much

Place asparagus in single layer and sprinkle peppers on top. Drizzle dressing over and let marinate several hours or overnight.

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Toss salad with dressing. Put on plates and garnish.

Asparagus with rainbow peppers

I’ve been making variations of this for a couple of weeks because we are still getting asparagus from our little patch almost daily. If you have a bit of mint, chop that up and add it to the dressing. I’ll either roast the asparagus (toss with a little olive oil) in a 425 degree oven just until it starts to wrinkle or steam it on top of the stove. 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cooked (see above) Bell pepper, diced: I use two

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Pastor Robert Schnecker of the Chase Avenue Church of the Nazarene leads the 54th annual Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington Memorial Gardens. AMANDA

In the Easter morning chill, people huddled in blankets at the annual Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Springfield Township. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE



Jacqueline Carr, of West Cincinnati Presbyterian Church, plays the keyboard as people arrive to Arlington Memorial Gardens on Easter. AMANDA


Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Growing Faith, Sharing Hope, Showing Love Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer, Rich Jones & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

People braved the early morning chilly weather for Arlington Memorial Gardens’ 54th annual Easter Sunrise Service April 8. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS.

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gan at 7 a.m.. was led by Pastor Robert Schnecker of the Chase Avenue Church of the Nazarene. Jacqueline Carr of West Cincinnati Presbyterian Church, assisted with the the service by playing the keyboard . This service is held out of doors if at all possible and only move inside Lakeside Chapel in extreme weather. It was chilly this year, and a number of those in attendance brought blankets to ward off the cold.

Residents of the community had a variety of opportunities to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. On Easter Sunday, the Arlington Memorial Gardens celebrated with its 54th Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington Memorial Gardens on Compton Road in Springfield Township. Cemetery officials said the service generally lasts about 45 minutes long and is traditionally very-well attended; usually around 400 attend. The service, which be-

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People gather inside of Arlington Memorial Gardens before day break to find a seat for the 54th annual Easter Sunrise Service. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS.

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garnishment paperwork was sent there and Blanchard was notified. “This letter basically states, from a court document, that they’re going to garnish my wages. They’re going to take 25 percent of my income per paycheck,” Blanchard says. At this point it’s too late for Blanchard to fight the garnishment. Instead, he needs to get an attorney and fight the judgment against him from 2009. The first thing he needs to do is get a letter from the credit card company stating he never had a credit card and thus never owed it any money. If he wins the case in court, he’ll get back all his money – and can get reimbursed for his attorney fees and court costs. The bottom line, if you get a letter saying, “This is an attempt to collect a debt,” don’t throw it away. If you believe you don’t owe the debt, tell that to the bill collector – in writing – within 30 days. If the bill collector still insists you owe the money, consult an attorney.

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During these tough economic times, debt collectors are targeting consumers in droves. But in some cases federal officials are finding the consumers don’t owe anything at all. However, unless you’re careful, you could end up paying anyway. Gerald Blanchard of Amelia says he was shocked when he got a letter saying his paycheck was being garnished to pay a debt. He recalls getting a letter from a debt collector more than two years ago. “The letter stated that I had a debt that I owed to them, to a company called Tribute MasterCard, for $1,800. I’ve never had a credit card through this company, period,” Blanchard says. Blanchard says the bill collector failed to send him convincing proof he owed that debt, so he called the alleged creditor. “I called Tribute MasterCard Company and the Tribute MasterCard Company said, ‘Gerald Blanchard you have no credit card through our company. You’ve never had a credit card through our company’ … I threw the stuff away because I thought, ‘It’s a scam.’ I get

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Groups get paper County has recycling containers for loan foundation grants On behalf of its employees, xpedx is presenting grants totaling $75,000 to more than 20 non-profit organizations and schools in the U.S. with funding through the International Paper Foundation. xpedx is a premier distribution business of International Paper. A significant portion of those funds – $20,000 – has been provided to six Greater Cincinnati area organizations on behalf of International Paper and xpedx employees based throughout the Cincinnati area, including IP’s Cincinnati Technology Center in Loveland where xpedx is headquartered. Awards were announced by Rick Ouellette, xpedx’s vice president, Communications, at a recent breakfast event for grant recipients at the xpedx headquarters. Among the six were: » Little Brothers

Friends of the Elderly, 5530 Colerain Ave., Mount Airy, awarded funds to help finance events for nursing home residents. Grant amount $4,000. » Dress for Success Cincinnati, awarded funds to help cover expenses related to engaging women in the work force. Grant amount $3,000. » The Matthew Kelly Foundation, awarded funds to help finance the Why Am I Here initiative, which teaches children the skill of decision-making. Grant amount $2,000. The IP Foundation’s primary focus is on environmental education and literacy. It also provides shortterm, critical civic needs in the communities where IP and xpedx have operating facilities and for organizations outside the focus areas where its employees actively volunteer.

High school graduations, community festivals, and neighborhood parties are just some of the best parts of the upcoming spring season. These events accumulate significant amounts of trash, and recyclables. The Hamilton County

Recycling and Solid Waste District offers a container loan program for any organization sponsoring an event in Hamilton County. These special recycling containers are designed specifically for events as they are easy to spot in a crowd. The containers are

very large and easily recognizable as a means for recycling.The container loan program can help you make your event more sustainable. Remember that all empty cans, bottles, glass containers, condiment bottles and more are recyclable.

Contact the District today to request containers for your upcoming community event at 513-9467737 or email Cher Mohring ( Containers are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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DEATHS Russell Brewer Russell Conrad Brewer, 77, died April 11. He was a Cincinnati firefighter for 30 years. Survived by wife Linda Brewer; children Jeffery Brewer, Nancy “Nan” (Mark) Stockslager, Lauren (Andy) Hollinger; stepsons Jimmy (Melissa), Kevin (Jennifer) Adkins; grandBrewer children Owen, Melissa Brewer, Matt, Mark Adkins, Eric Schneider, Andrea Odean; great-granddaughter Natalie Odean; sister Beverly Updike. Preceded in death by son Russell “Rusty” Brewer. Services were April 15 at the Church on Fire. Arrangements by Brater Funeral Home. Memorials to: Colerain Boosters, c/o Brater Funeral Home, 201 S. Vine St., Harrison, OH 45230.

Jean Bruns Jean Ludwig Bruns, 75, Monfort Heights, died April 8. Survived by husband Bernard Bruns; children Barry (Mary Beth), Mike (Kelly), John (Carolyn), Tom (Sara) Bruns, Patti (John) Osborne; grandchildren Molly, Jenny, Joey, Katie, Bruns Johnny, Laura, Caroline, Hannah, Madeline, Alex, Sam; sisters Elaine (Jim) Mack, Lois Decker; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson Oliver.


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Services were April 12 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road Cincinnati, OH 45224 or St. Ursula Academy, 1339 E. McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Ronald Burgess Ronald A. Burgess, 83, Colerain Township, died April 3. Survived by wife Amy Burgess; son Mark (Lauria) Burgess; daughter-in-law Lora Burgess; sister Jeanne Robers; grandsons Ryan (Siara), Kyle Burgess; great-granddaughter Lacey Brianna Burgess; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sons Michael, Robert Burgess, parents Stanley, Ann Burgess. Services were April 11 at Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati, Dan Beard Council of Boy Scouts of America or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Ruth Lambrinides Ruth Zukor Lambrinides, 87, Green Township, died April 5. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Lambert Lambrinides; children Nicolette Keiser, Joseph (Tish), John (Amy) Lambrinides, Sandy (Joseph) Thoma; sisters Jea-

nette Mangold, Christina Miller; 15 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild. Services were April 11 at St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Catholic Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, 45263-3597.

Dennis O’Connor Dennis P. O’Connor, 57, White Oak, died April 8. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Paula Fey O’Connor; children Colleen, Sean O’Connor; parents J. Daniel, Louise O’Connor; siblings Steve, Mike (Anne) O’Connor, Julie (Stan) Crider, ChrisO’Connor tine (Dave) Brokaw; mother-in-law Judy Fey; sisters-in-law Monica (Tony) Mazzone, Mary (Thom) Hart; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father-in-law Cyril Fey. Services were April 13 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Dennis P. O’Connor Christians for Peace in El Salvador Fund, 215 E. 14th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or American Cancer Society.

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Mary Louise “Aunt Bobbie” Timpe Unverzagt, Green Township, died April 11. She worked for Sieve Pontiac. Survived by sister Henrietta (Donald) Gravett; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Paul Unverzagt. Services were April 14 at San Antonio Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to San Antonio Church.

Lizy Wagner Elizabeth Ane “Lizy” Wagner, 12, Green Township, died April 7. Survived by parents Julia, Paul Wagner; siblings Dorothy, Emily, Jacob, James, Robert Wagner; grandparents Dorothy, Wagner Kimball Erdman, Pam, Robert Wagner; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were April 14 at the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials in Elizabeth’s name may be made at any PNC Bank.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations Andrew W. Hayden, born 1990, theft under $300, 2701 Hillvista Lane, April 8. Dashawn Lindsey, born 1991, obstructing official business, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, 2650 W. North Bend Road, April 9. James E. Jackson, born 1965, assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, 2672 W. North Bend Road, April 5. Jennifer Warman, born 1983, disorderly conduct, child endanagering or neglect, 5061 Colerain Ave., April 3. Shamika Arrington, born 1987, obstructing official business, 5367 Bahama Terrace, April 1. Tangie L. Williams, born 1977, theft under $300, 2948 Highforest Lane, April 5.

Incidents/reports Assault 2561 Kipling Ave., April 4. 2672 W. North Bend Road, April 5. 5468 Bahama Terrace, April 5. Burglary 2618 Chesterfield Court, April 1. 4868 Hawaiian Terrace, March 30. 5870 Shadymist Lane, April 3. Criminal damaging/endangering 2561 Kipling Ave., April 4. 5126 Hawaiian Terrace, April 2. 5365 Bahama Terrace, April 4. 5852 Renee Court, April 2. Domestic violence Reported on Highforest Lane, April 2. Endangering children 5061 Colerain Ave., April 3. Felonious assault 5585 Goldenrod Drive, April 3. Menacing 5341 Colerain Ave., April 5. 5484 Bahama Terrace, April 3. Theft 2672 W. North Bend Road, April 5. 2701 Hillvista Lane, April 3. 4973 Hawaiian Terrace, April 2. 5107 Colerain Ave., April 2. 5571 Colerain Ave., April 2. 5852 Renee Court, April 2. 5870 Shadymist Lane, April 5. Violation of a temporary protection order/consent agreement 5341 Colerain Ave., April 5.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile female, 16, domestic violence at 3393 Niagara Street, March 30. Tara Johnson, 37, 2227 Victor St., criminal damaging at 2378 Walden Glen, March 31. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., March 27. Juvenile female, 15, underage consumption of alcohol at 9501 Colerain Ave., March 23. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., March 27. Jessica Butschie, 34, 421 Race Road, deception to obtain dangerous drugs at 6401 Colerain Ave., March 27. Juvenile female, 14, domestic violence at 3429 Niagara Street, March 26.


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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » 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

Incidents/reports Abduction, rape Female reported at Springdale and Menominee Drive, March 28. Burglary Residence entered and shotguns, jewelry of unknown value removed at 9611 Brehm Road, March 27. Criminal damaging Vehicle removed at 7572 Barjo Lane, April 1. Window of vehicle damaged at 372 Redskin Drive, March 28. Vehicle dented at 2484 Aquarius Drive, March 28. Domestic violence Male reported at Honesdale, March 27. Theft Drain cleaner valued at $345 removed at 3461 Joseph Drive, April 1. Reported at 9040 Colerain Ave., March 29. Victim reported at 10243 Pippin Road, April 1. Phone valued at $68 removed at 9040 Colerain Ave., April 1. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 8920 Cheviot Road, March 30. Counterfeit $20 passed at 2455 Compton Road, March 31. Earrings valued at $36.25 removed at 9571 Colerain Ave., March 26. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Victim reported at 2345 Walden Glen, March 29. Victim reported at 8593 Sunlight Drive, March 20.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 21. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 21. Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, obstructing official business and drug paraphernalia at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 21. Jennifer L. Mounts, 34, 4437 Harrison Ave., endangering children at 4437 Harrison Ave., March 21. Juvenile, 16, obstructing official business at 5400 Glenway Ave., March 22. Nicholas Powell, 20, 3298 Camvic Terrace No. 7, resisting arrest and obstructing official business at Blue Rock Road & Banning Road, March 20. Heather Sandman, 34, 5946 Harrison Ave. No. 67, domestic violence at 5946 Harrison Ave. No. 67, March 23. Michael Rottenberger, 20, 3903 West Liberty St., underage consumption and open container at 6586 Glenway Ave., March 24. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption and drug abuse at 6586 Glenway Ave., March 24. Josh Steelman, 28, 1037 Steelman Lane, attempted theft, possession of criminal tools, probation violation and theft at 6652 Hearne Road, March 25. Gene Gribbins, 31, 2151 Hatmaker St. No. 5, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., March 25. Christopher L. Rosenhagen, 23, 3243 Summerfield Lane, open container at 5054 North Bend Road, March 26. Joshua Whitney, 31, 3325 Greencrest Court, theft and warrants at 3325 Greencrest Court, March 26. Sondrea P. Brotherton, 33, 5890 Snyder Road, failure to send child to school at 6303 Harrison Ave., March 27. Juvenile, 17, habitual truancy at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 21. Brenda L. Eggers, 61, 3663 Lakewood Drive, failure to send child to school at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 21. Juvenile, 15, habitual truancy at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 21. Deanna M. Schnurr, 37, 4557 Fehr Road, failure to send child to school at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 21.

Juvenile, 17, habitual truancy at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 21. Susan Sizer, 53, 3633 Edgebrook Drive, failure to send child to school at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 21. Juvenile, 16, habitual truancy at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 21. Sarah T. Hughes, 36, 5349 Pembina Drive, failure to send child to school at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 21. Juvenile, 16, habitual truancy at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 21. Donna M. Koch, 57, 3782 Meadow View Drive No. 4, failure to send child to school at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 21. Joseph L. Lauders, 37, 5939 Cedaridge Road, domestic violence at 5939 Cedaridge Road, March 28. Juvenile, 17, assault at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 28. Josette Couch, 41, 922 Elberon Ave., theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., March 28. James C. Wadlinger, 30, 1031 Beech Ave., obstructing official business at 2178 Anderson Ferry Road, March 29. Andrew Brotherton, 37, 140 Citation Circle, obstructing official business at 5890 Snyder Road, March 30. Michael J. Carson, 48, 3930 Carrie Ave., drug paraphernalia at Westbound Interstate 74 at mile marker 14, March 30. Timothy Rickett, 23, 5713 Eula Ave., drug abuse at 6461 Glenway Ave., March 31. Karen Young, 48, 133 Second St., theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., March 31. Betty E. Rose, 47, 28 East Main St., theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., March 31.

Incidents/reports Assault Suspect pulled victim by the hair at 5524 Karen Ave., March 24. Suspect struck victim with baseball bat at 5728 Greenacres Court, March 25. Suspect punched victim in the face repeatedly at 4407 Raceview, March 29. Breaking and entering Rocks thrown through glass on two doors during break in at JMA Consultants, but nothing found missing at 4357 Harrison Ave., March 23. Burglary Several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 2676 Devils Backbone, March 23. Blanket, jewelry box and several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 3082 Neisel Ave., March 23. Window screen pried open on home during burglary attempt, but no entry was gained at 7175 Ruwes Oak Drive, March 23. Front door and frame damaged on home during burglary attempt, but nothing found missing at 5771 Beechgrove Lane, March 26. Several silver coins stolen from home at 5395 Lee’s Crossing Drive, March 29. Ten bags of chips, six bottles of Yoo-hoo and five bottles of green tea stolen from home at 5395 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 2, March 28. Video game stolen from home at 6212 Cheviot Road No. 2, March 29. Laptop computer, jewelry box and several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 6720 Wesselman Road, March 30. Money, two wallets and several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 1818 Linneman Road, March 31. Criminal damaging Window broken on front door at dentist office at 5177 North Bend Road, March 26. Rock thrown through front window on home, breaking window and damaging a cabinet inside the home at

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B6 5521 Marie Ave., March 29. Criminal mischief Home shot with several paintballs at 4794 Crestpoint Drive, March 25. Domestic dispute Argument between spouses at Colerain Avenue, March 23. Argument between spouses at Lawrence Road, March 25. Argument between siblings at Sheed Road, March 26. Argument between spouses at Nickview, March 29. Argument between siblings at Hearne Road, March 29. Argument between parent and child at Signal Pointe Drive, March 31. Forgery Counterfeit $20 bill issued at McDonald’s at 5425 North Bend Road, March 27. Suspect attempted to purchase beer with a fake identification card at United Dairy Farmers at 5571 Bridgetown Road, March 30. Menacing Suspect threatened to harm victim at 3260 Stevie Lane, March 29. Theft Two pairs of shoes stolen from Citi Trends at 5093 Glencrossing Way, March 22. Wallet and contents, GPS, video game system, video game and an inhaler stolen from vehicle at 3872 Church Lane, March 23. Fifteen bags of plant fertilizer stolen from Remke Biggs at 5071 Glencrossing Way, March 23. CD player/MP3 headset and money stolen from vehicle at 3465 Mirror Lane, March 23.

Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 6075 Harrison Ave., March 24. Two rings and credit card information stolen from home at 6866 Taylor Road, March 24. Vehicle stolen from home’s driveway at 3752 Monfort Heights Drive, March 26. Section of aluminum fence stolen from home at 5336 Cleves Warsaw, March 26. Identification, credit card, Sam’s card and money stolen from vehicle at 4426 Crestknoll Drive, March 26. Credit card and GPS stolen from vehicle at 3484 Ridgewood Ave., March 27. Credit card and debit card stolen from victim’s wallet at Fitworks at 5840 Cheviot Road, March 27. Satellite radio and cell phone cradle stolen from vehicle at 4828 Race Road, March 27. Television stolen from home at 3325 Green Acres Court, March 27. Scrap copper stolen from home’s workshop at 5394 Haft Road, March 28. Delivery package stolen from home’s porch at 5402 Lever Court, March 28. Prescription medicine stolen from home at 3849 Ridgedale Drive, March 28. Laptop computer stolen from victim’s backpack at Diamond Oaks at 6375 Harrison Ave., March 29. Check book, two credit cards and a membership card stolen from vehicle at 3631 Paramount Ridge Lane, March 29. Drill, two batteries, four drill bits and a set of nut drivers stolen from vehicle at 3861 Ebenezer Road, March 30. Cordless drill stolen from Home

REAL ESTATE Depot at 6300 Glenway Ave., March 31. Vandalism Windows broken on three doors at Bridgetown Middle School at 3900 Race Road, March 23.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Jessica Hunaker, 30, 3391 Jessup Road, theft at 10811 Hamilton Ave., March 27. Lashanda Thompson, 31, 523 Genessee St., falsification, possessing criminal tools at 10948 Hamilton Ave., April 3. Angela Thomas, 33, 5635 Town, drug possession at Galbraith and Goodman, April 3. Julian Lambert, 30, 12185 Pickwick Place, possession criminal tools, falsification at 10948 Hamilton Ave., April 2. Demarcus Wilson, 24, 11666 Hinkley Drive, criminal trespassing at 9117 Winton Road, April 2. Joseph Woody, 32, 1397 Hartwood, carrying concealed weapon at 10859 Hamilton Ave., March 31. Darius Dawson, 18, 4513 Barbara Court, robbery at 10946 Hamilton Ave., April 1. George Finley, 42, 1184 Wellspring, drug paraphernalia at 1184 Wellspring, March 30. Shawntino Johnson, 20, 12060 Chardin, obstructing official business at US 127 and Kemper Road, March 31. Thomas Hollingsworth, 60, 40 College Court, falsification at US 127 and Hamilton, March 3. Jabrie Wright, 20, 2635 Stanton, drug possession at Waltham and Simpson, March 29.


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4506 Clearwater Place: CWX Holdings LLC to Schmidt, Cynthia A.; $7,500. 4510 Clearwater Place: CWX Holdings LLC to Mount Airy Properties; $5,100. 4670 Ebenezer Road: HSBC Bank USA NAR to Fliehman, William; $65,199. 5612 Eula Ave.: Denjan Properties LLC to Cox, Jennifer R.; $95,000. Fox Ridge Court: Fox Ridge Of Cincy LLC to Scholten, Ryan M. and Amy C.; $47,500. 6522 Greenoak Drive: Reddy,

Keshav C. and Deepthi to Bradshaw, Elizabeth Locapu and Jeffrey A.; $400,000. Hader Ave.: John Henry Homes Inc. to Brunner, Tiffany M.; $145,679. 3337 Harmony Lane: Steinriede, Douglas A. to Jordan, Jennifer L. and Michael A.; $125,000. 3709 Hubble Road: Schibi, Benjamin J. and Heather Fangmeyer to Busam, Stephen G.; $105,000. 5624 Karen Ave.: Stevens, Thomas and Cynthia to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $48,000. 4832 Kleeman Green Drive: Hines, Michelle L. to Olsen, Roger M. Jr.; $200,000. 1881 Linneman Road: Becknell, Thomas and Debra to Ammann, Carrie; $143,000. 5374 Meadow Walk Lane: Neeley, Marlene Louise and Linda Ann Seitzer to Mullaney, Kerry J.; $62,500. 5365 Orchardvalley Drive: Garbon, Paul C. and Mari Jo to Johnson, Paula S.; $110,000. 3360 Palmhill Lane: Schrand, Samuel to Wesbanco Bank Inc.; $66,000. 3552 Ridgewood Ave.: Stock, Howard E. to Bank Of New York Mellon The; $88,000. 1851 Sylved Lane: Goedde, Kimberly and Kenneth Selby to Lemasters, Poul H.; $86,000. 2608 Topichills Drive: Nationstar Mortgage LLC to St. Clair, Scott; $130,000. 5969 West Fork Road: Asher, David Tr. to Kohlsdorf, Michael E.; $54,000. 1370 Wexford Lane: Ackerman, James and Julie S. to Bonner, Mark J.; $309,000.


2623 Kipling Ave.: Williams, Frances M. and Vernes to GMAC Mortgage LLC; $22,100.


1508 Compton Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Sturm, Jered D. and Andrew J.; $14,000. 7505 Hickman St.: Hinton, Valia to De Leon De Abugoch, Maria Jose; $47,260.


9909 Beech Drive: USB Mortgage Corp. to Riva, Don G. and Glenda C.; $320,000. 7932 Burgundy Lane: McMahon, Damon M. to Richard, Nagisa; $95,000. 8441 Cottonwood Drive: Blackpine Investments LLC to Blackpine Investments LLC and KGM Capital LLC; $33,000. 8463 Cottonwood Drive: Blackpine Investments LLC to Blackpine Investments LLC and KGM Capital LLC; $33,000. 8553 Cottonwood Drive: Blackpine Investments LLC to Blackpine Investments LLC and KGM Capital LLC; $33,000. 11680 Dutchess Lane: Haeussler, Mary K. Tr. and David J. Tr. to Blackwell, Laura K. and Kenneth; $215,000. 10587 Hadley Road: Eby, Burton E. and Martha L. to Dyson, Heather; $106,000. 1716 Kemper Road: Leslie, Amanda M. to Bank Of New York Mellon The; $56,000. Kemper Road: Haeussler, Mary K. Tr. and David J. Tr. to Blackwell, Laura K. and Kenneth; $215,000. 1282 Landis Lane: Advantage Bank to Mitchell, Kimberly R.; $52,500. 23 Laurel Ave.: Feltner, Barbara J. to Arch Bay Holdings LLC Series 2010b; $32,000. 976 Lost Crossing Drive: Drees Co. The to McElrath-Slade, Rose; $121,005. 1113 McKelvey Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Disser, Cindy; $50,000. 1309 Meredith Drive: Blair, Beatrice to Diegmuelle, R. James F. Tr.; $25,000. 1559 Meredith Drive: Crenshaw, Michelle to Bazel, Theodore Jr.; $10,500. 10877 Sprucehill Drive: Weaver, Jason and Lori A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $74,725. 9671 Wildbrook Lane: JASM Properties LLC to Frey, Steven J.; $73,750. 1910 Windmill Way: Galarde, Scott to Federal National Mortgage Association; $36,000. 9620 Winton Road: U.S. Bank Trust NA Tr. (for LSF NPL II Trust) to Staudt, John; $77,000.



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