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Your Community newspaper serving Colerain Township, Green Township, Groesbeck, Monfort Heights, Pleasant Run, Seven Hills, White Oak

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E-mail: Volume 93 Number 11 © 2010 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Colerain Twp. appeals Rumpke orders By Jennie Key

Colerain Township has filed an appeal to the Ohio EPA’s final findings and orders regarding the underground reaction at the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill. The appeal was filed with the Environmental Review Appeals Commission April 16. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency director Chris Korleski issued the findings and orders March 18 in connection with the underground reaction at the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township and the township had 30 days to file an appeal. The township’s appeal says officials have “six overarching objections” to the findings and action plan: • The action plan does not provide for any input from the board of trustees. • The action plan does not provide for input or communication with the citizens of Colerain Township in the form of meetings, inspections or status reports. • The action plan requires studies and evaluations but is short on action. • Actions called for by the plan are inadequate to identify the underground reaction zone and do not limit or abate the reaction. • Most of the monitoring requirements in the plan are inadequate. • The plan calls for nothing to prevent similar reactions in the future.

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Behind a methane gas well, a Rumpke worker surveys the area where the underground reaction at the landfill is taking place. Trustee Dennis Deters said the township is appealing the findings to gain a seat at the table as decisions are made about how the underground reaction at the landfill will be addressed by environmental agencies and Rumpke. “We have some concern that the township is not able to play a role in a situation that directly affects township residents,” he said. Without knowing the specifics relating to the appeal, Rumpke officials said it is difficult to determine any potential outcomes.

Amanda Pratt, corporate communication manager for Rumpke, said Rumpke is anxious to move forward with the measures outlined in the findings and orders. “Rumpke is hopeful this appeal will not impact our ability to put these measures into place,” Pratt said “Ultimately, Rumpke's continued focus is working to monitor and control the impacts associated with the reaction, and we will continue to keep the community informed with updates as changes and improvements are made.”

In the fall of 2009, Rumpke reported elevated temperatures in methane gas extraction wells and higher levels of carbon monoxide in the gas being removed from the landfill. This was followed by excessive settlement on the surface of the affected area of the landfill. On March 18, OEPA director Chris Korleski issued orders that required the landfill operators to cooperate with the OEPA and follow an action plan hashed out by representatives from the OEPA, the U.S. EPA, the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services, Rumpke, the Colerain Township fire department and Hamilton County Public Health. The action plan for Rumpke includes: • ensuring the health and safety of both workers and the public; • controlling offensive odors; • maintaining the structural integrity of the landfill; • closely monitoring the affected area; • preventing the spread of the subsurface fire and returning the area to normal conditions as quickly as possible; • preparing for any emergency situations which may arise; and • ensuring compliance with permits, authorizing actions, and other regulatory obligations. Rumpke also paid a $98,000 penalty for violating air pollution standards. You can download a PDF of the OEPA orders and action plan at ment/year_2010/RumpkeSanitaryLan dfill_031810.pdf.

Northwest levy renewal gets final push By Jennie Key

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Any idea where this might be? We didn’t think so. Time to go hunting in the neighborhood to see if you can find it. Send your best guess to northwestpress@community or call 853-6287, along with your name. Deadline to call is noon Friday. If you’re correct, we’ll publish your name in next week’s newspaper along with the correct answer. See last week’s answer on B5.

Election Day info

Officials in the Northwest Local School District aren’t asking voters for more money. They just don’t want to lose what they have now. The district has a request to extend the life of an emergency levy passed in 2007 for another five years. The levy will expire Dec. 31 if it is not renewed this year. The emergency levy – about 3.88 mills – generated $6.4 million annually that Superintendent Rick Glatfelter says the district needs for operations. If it passes, taxes decrease by about $1 per year. The renewal would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $115.61 annually. The school district has already made $4.9 million in permanent expenditure reductions since August 2007, including $1.9 million in from next year’s budget. Those cuts will not be reinstated if the levy passes, and if it fails,

In Hamilton County, the polls are open on Election Day, May 4, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. the district will have to make even deeper cuts. Glatfelter said the levy’s failure would mean board members have to cut an additional $2.5 million from the budget and the cuts would be quick. A special meeting of the board is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at the district’s administrative office, 3240 Banning Road, so the board can take action if the levy fails. The district faces $2 million in personnel cuts, which includes $1.3 million in reductions to the cost of teaching staff. This would likely include cutting supplemental contracts and the elimination of middle school sports as well as cutting 12 or 13 teaching positions. Two administrative positions could also be eliminated. Boardmember Dan Unger is not supporting the levy, saying at a

The school district has already made $4.9 million in permanent expenditure reductions since August 2007, including $1.9 million in from next year’s budget. meeting April 12 that he cannot support a levy until the board adopts a number of transparencyrelated policies to make more of the district’s financial information available online. “I have been very clear since 2007 that one of my goals is to have the district’s expenditures online in a searchable database,” Unger said. “I think it shows people what we spend our money on.” He said the database could bring additional accountability if employees know their spending may be scrutinized online. “It’s not just a matter of what the district needs,” he said. “You also must consider what the taxpayers can afford.” Board President Pam Detzel

said the district’s financial information is readily available to anyone who requests it, and points to the district’s ranking by the state, and the fact that the district is at or near the bottom of the list when it comes to tax rates, teacher salaries and expenditures per pupil when compared to other districts in Hamilton County. She said she hopes voters will focus on the message the levy team is sending. Northwest schools are rated excellent, the district has made almost $5 million in permanent cuts since 2007 and this renewal is not a tax increase. “This just lets us continue what we are doing,” she said. “ It’s not an increase to our taxpayers.”

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Get ready for Great American Cleanup April 24 By Jennie Key

Once spring has sprung in Colerain Township, the Great American Cleanup can’t be far behind. The cleanup is Saturday, April 24, and several groups are working in a number of areas to spruce up the township. At Clippard Park, Colerain Township zoning administrator Susan Roschke says there will be a cleanup squad taking on the wooded area beginning at 9 a.m. Students from Colerain and Northwest high schools are also lending a hand. This is a change from the

original plan, which was to do a cleanup at Dravo Park. “We felt Clippard could use the clean up more,” Roschke said. “Dravo was in a little better shape than we expected.” All ages are welcome to participate, Roschke said. You can come by yourself or bring a group. Register for the park cleanup by calling Roschke at 513-385-7500 or drop her an e-mail at so she can plan the work at the site. If you have already signed up through the Disney program you will receive your Disney Day upon confirmation of their participa-

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More information The Great American Cleanup is a national day of service, with nearly 3 million volunteers throughout the country cleaning up their communities. Plans for hundreds of various projects across the Tristate are now under way, including litter and debris cleanups on public land and along area waterways, spruceups of community parks and playgrounds, planting of trees and community gardens, and many other activities designed to improve the living environments throughout the area. tion in the cleanup. Roschke says the Disney program, which gave free admission to a Disney park for an approved day of community service, has reached its maximum number of volunteers. The Colerain Community Association is planning to clean up a number of community gateways with the help of Boy Scouts from St.


A bicycle and a tire were just two of the items volunteers hauled out of a creek behind the Pleasant Run Swim Club during a past Great American Cleanup.


Ken Lohr picks up litter during a past Great American Cleanup. He is president of the Colerain Community Association. John and St. James troops and other volunteers. Ken Lohr, president of the CCA, said his group will be working at the Colerain Avenue-Interstate 275 interchange and at the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway interchange at Colerain Avenue. There will also be groups working at the Hamilton Avenue-I-275 inter-

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change and at Blue Rock Road and I-275. “Now we just need good weather,” he said. The CCA group meets at 8 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month at Toys R Us at the Colerain and I-275 interchange and at the Hamilton and I-275 interchange. The group also meets at 8 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Ronald Reagan Highway and Colerain Avenue.

The CCA provides gloves, vests, and pick-up sticks. In addition to collecting litter, group members also maintain plant beds, cut grass and landscape the interchange areas. Lohr said because of the April 24 date for the Great American Cleanup, his group will move its regular first Saturday clean-up next month from May 1 to May 8. “We are always looking for new volunteers,” he said.

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Kayla Bittner, 7, gets down low to make it through the last stage of Roller Limbo at the Skatin' Place, where close to100 kids who where out on spring break came for an afternoon of fun.

Drama homecoming set at Colerain high The Rogers and Hammerstein classic “Oklahoma!” comes sweeping onto the Colerain High School stage April 30, and the drama club is inviting drama alumni back for opening night. Former performers are invited to come back and share their memories of past Colerain High School theater productions. There will be opportunities to come in and talk to the cast before the show and stay for a talkback with the audience after the performance. As honored guests for the evening, the club will set aside a complimentary ticket for you and one guest should you want to bring one. Please contact Denny Hirsch at 404-5679 to reserve a ticket for you and a guest.

This invitation is open to all past Drama Club members, but the group is would especially encouraging the cast, crew, and band from the 1985 production of “Oklahoma!” to come back and celebrate their 25th anniversary At 5 p.m., Friday, April 5, there will be a Meet and Greet in the front lobby of the school and the private meeting and question and answer will be from 5:30-6 p.m. “Oklahoma” will be presented in the theater at Colerain High School, 8801 Cheviot Road. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students.

The Exchange Club of Northwest Cincinnati will honor SON ministry’s Bunny Borchelt with its Book of Golden Deeds, the group’s highest award for public service. The presentation will be at the group’s 8 a.m. breakfast Wednesday, April 28, at the Clovernook Country Club. Serving Our Neighbors was founded by Borchelt 29 years ago, and has served thousands of people in the northwest part of Hamilton County. Borchelt is retiring, and the group is honoring her dedication to those in need.

Kids’ fishing derby

Youngsters can drop a line and make a big catch at the Triple Creek Kids’ Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, at Triple Creek Park, 2700 Buell Road. The lake will be stocked full of channel catfish for this annual derby event. Youngsters 12 and under have a chance win a trophy if they catch a tagged fish. Each child who catches any fish will receive a certificate to commemorate their accomplishment and everyone who participates will receive a special derby button. Participants must bring their own equipment and live bait will be available to purchase at the event. The derby is free and no reservations are necessary. A valid Hamilton County Park District motor vehicle permit ($5 for an annual permit; $2 for daily access) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, call the Winton Woods Boathouse at 931-1849 or visit

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rate the great outdoors with colorful clay pots during Painted Pots Week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 23, through Saturday, April 30, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve. Pots will be available for painting and decorating on the front porch of the Nature's Niche store. Visitors can choose to take their pots home for a small fee or leave their pots, which will be hung from the trees for the upcoming Blooming Fun Weekend celebration in May. Blooming Fun Weekend is May 1 and 2 from noon to 4 p.m. at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve. During this event, visitors can pick a hanging pot from the trees and plant an old fashioned flower or heirloom tomato, pepper and herb plants (grown by students at the Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus) to take home. There will also be refreshments and an opportunity to make a tie-dyed project, decorate a flower cookie, go on a wildflower hike and more. On Sunday, there will be a special book signing by local author Cherri Brinkman, author of “Cincinnati & Soup: Recipes from the Queen City and Great Soup.” A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, interested individuals should call 521-7275 or visit

Mt. Healthy play

The Mount Healthy High School Drama Club presents “Great Day to Be a Fighting Owl,” comprised of five comedic skits written by senior Danielle Roberts. Performances will be 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, and Sat-

urday, April 24, in the high school drama room, 2046 Adams Road. Tickets are $5 at the door.

McAuley Hall of Fame

McAuley High School will honor four women as the Class of 2010 McAuley High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are recognized at the Hall of Fame Dinner on Sunday, April 25. The women and their respective sports are: Gina Pellman Reynolds 1991- basketball, softball, volleyball; Christina Hoffman Even 1997basketball, soccer; Amanda Welter 1997- basketball, volleyball; and Angela Hinrichs Fassbender 2000- swimming. The hall of fame program begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 25 with a social hour, followed by dinner and presentation, and will be in McAuley’s cafeteria, 6000 Oakwood Ave. The cost of the dinner and program is $25 and reservations can be made by contacting Carolyn Dierkers at 681-1800, ext. 1122, or For more information, please contact McAuley Athletic Director Caryl Schawe at 681-1800, ext. 1152, or

Red Hat benefit luncheon

The Gaggle Giggle Gals present its third annual Red Hat Celebration at noon Saturday, April 24, at the Donauschwaben Hall, 4290 Dry Ridge Road. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon benefits Honor Flight and will feature entertainment by Ireland’s Happy Man, Cahal Dunne and Lance Donaldson and his bagpipe. A $45 ticket includes lunch

and entertainment. This event has reserved seating. Send name, address, phone number, check and selfaddressed stamped envelope to Nanette Ripberger, 3729 Kessen Ave., Cheviot, 45211. Call 661-8013 for information.

Mt. Airy town council meets

The Mount Airy Town Council Meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the Little Flower School cafeteria, 5555 Little Flower Ave. On the agenda are District 5 police reports, a report from Fire Station 51 and more.

For the birds

The Hamilton County Park District is ushering in spring by helping track birds migrating through the region with a Birding Fest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at Winton Woods Beginners and experts alike are invited to attend this program and learn to identify birds by their markings, songs and habitat and to help with a bird count in both parks. Participants will meet at Winton Centre to receive instruction from experts and meet a professional bird bander. Those interested are encouraged to bring binoculars and a lunch. Call 521-7275, ext. 240, for more information or to join a group. Winton Woods Birding Fest is free and open to the public. Winton Centre is located at 10245 Winton Road in Springfield Township. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks.

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Colerain celebrates Arbor Day April 23 Arbor Day is coming early in Colerain Township.

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The Colerain Township Parks and Services Department will celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day at the Colerain Park Amphitheater, 4725 Springdale Road. Arbor Day is officially April 30, but Colerain Township Parks and Services Director Kevin Schwartzhoff said the program begins at 1 p.m. Friday, April 23. Tom Bosarge, arborist and Colerain Township Parks and Services maintenance worker, said his department combined the

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and tulip tree seedlings for attendees to take home and 180 middle school students from Colerain Middle School are planning to attend the program. Some will help plant an eastern red bud tree, donated by Bob Meyer Landscaping. Schwartzhoff said last year’s event was well attended, not only by students, but by township residents. In case of rain, the event will be canceled. FILE ART

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days so students would be able to participate in both. “We weren’t sure they could be out of school both days, so we combined our events,” he said. There will be educational talks from a representative from Rumpke Consolidated Co. about the importance of recycling, and a naturalist from the Hamilton County Park District will talk about the impact of trees on the environment, Bosarge said. The parks department will have eastern red bud


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Colerain mulls forming waste district By Jennie Key

Colerain Township resident Bob Cuffe told Colerain Township trustees at a meeting last month that his trash collection cost him about half of when he lived in North College Hill. So he was wondering if Colerain Township can’t make a deal

with a waste hauler to cut the cost of trash pickup for township residents. Township officials have been mulling that same question, and Colerain Township Administrator David Foglesong is in the early stages of investigating whether forming a waste district for the township would be advantageous to its residents.

“It’s in its infancy,” Foglesong said. “We are beginning to ask the questions.” Trustee Jeff Ritter said he would be interested in seeing a report that would show the impact and potential costs and savings. Foglesong said Miami Township formed a district many years ago, and right now, he’s pulling together information for the

trustees so they can discuss whether a waste disposal district is a good bet for the residents of Colerain Township, as well. “On the surface, there is a significant disparity in cost between community contract rates and the rates for individuals,” Foglesong said. “But we need to look at hidden costs and assessments, as well.”

Foglesong said there is also some concern about residents’ rights to choose their own waste hauler. “We are looking at this in hopes that the rates would be cheaper,” he said. “But we don’t know that for sure. We are just beginning the process of gathering the information. No decisions have been made.”

28th candidates: Where they stand By Amanda Hopkins

What is the main thing you want to see changed in Ohio if you are elected to the 28th District? Pillich: “Ohio must move away from rust-belt industries (i.e., steel, auto manufacturing, etc.) toward knowledge-based industries of the 21st Century such as high-tech, alternative energy, energy storage, medical, innovation, and research. These knowledge-based industries will produce the jobs of the future; jobs that cannot be exported to China. We’ve made a good start with tax incentives to spur investment and education reforms to improve teacher training and direct students toward science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.” Paul: “It’s well known in Ohio, that if you get pulled over in a construction zone you will have to pay a doubled fine. It’s an effective system because everyone is informed and aware of the consequences. We do an excellent job in Ohio of protecting our road crews and construction workers. I want to protect our children the same way. If elected, I would propose legislation to create a residential zone system just like our current construction zones where traffic violations are punishable by doubled fines. If the public is made aware of doubled fines ... it would create an effective deterrent even when it wasn’t being actively enforced. If this system would avert even one tragedy, I would consider it a successful venture.” Weidman: “We must significantly reduce the tax burden on individuals and small business owners, and reduce the size of our bloated government at the state level. I will work to eliminate the estate tax. Unlike my opponent who prefers to unilaterally eliminate the estate tax, I prefer a more responsible approach of eliminating the estate tax over a period of seven years to insure that the elimination will not create an undue financial burden on local government. I support HB 25 which will consolidate state agencies and is estimated to save Ohio taxpayers $1 billion per year. I will work hard to eliminate prevailing wage in Ohio which is estimated to save Ohio taxpayers as much as $1 billion annually.” Zwissler: “Ohio’s business climate needs to

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Four candidates are vying for the Republican nomination for the Ohio House of Representatives for District 28. The candidates, Tom Weidman, Jeffrey Paul, Vicky Zwissler and Mike Wilson, along with Democrat incumbent Connie Pillich answered a few questions about some of the most pressing issues before the May 4 primary election. All five candidates were given the same four questions. Candidate Mike Wilson did not respond before press time.

improve. We must eliminate practices that made sense last century but are an impediment in this one. We should streamline the state bureaucracy from 24 department heads to 10, as called for in House Bill 25 and we need to reform Medicaid to end doctorshopping as called for in House Bill 240. These reforms will save tax dollars. Businesses have been forced to downsize and government must do the same.” What are your thoughts on a proposed rail line connecting the major Ohio cities? Paul: “A rail line system could be a great economic boon to the state of Ohio. Not only would it create much needed jobs, but it would make Ohio more attractive to perspective businesses that are thinking of moving into the state. If in addition to connecting the major Ohio metropolitan areas it provided an affordable, convenient alternative for commuters it could very well be economically feasible. However, I do not feel that this would warrant public spending. If it could be done as a private enterprise, with support given from state level government (through policy, not dollars spent), a rail system could only work to enhance Ohio as a whole.” Weidman: “This is a complete waste of money. It is another great example of our elected officials squandering the financial future of our children and grandchildren for the sake of pork projects today. The state of Ohio should reject these stimulus funds as Sycamore Township did last year when they rejected $500,000 in stimulus money, more than any

other community in the state of Ohio. The train will require an estimated state subsidy of at least $17 million per year (and probably more), which all of us will be forced to pay for the next 20 years as part of the agreement in taking the federal funds.” Zwissler: “A high-speed rail line might make some sense in the future, but the current proposal which would average 39 mph is completely unrealistic. It is a shame that this plan will not be the boost to our district that it could and should be. Additionally there are no thorough public transportation networks in the destination cities. Will passengers then need to rent cars?” Pillich: “3C improves productivity: Travelers work while they ride in comfort. “3C means jobs: It will immediately create 399 well-paying jobs and lead to thousands of spin-off jobs. “3C helps the economy: It will generate new businesses along rail lines, improve access to statewide transportation, and increase tourism. “3C helps freight: Improved tracks, crossings and overpasses help all rail. “3C puts Ohio on the map: We will be the gateway to international markets and a North American hub for distribution and logistics.” How will you work to help small businesses during this economic recession? Weidman: “As a small business owner I can assure you that Ohio is a very unfriendly state when it comes to small business. We must eliminate the regulatory bur-

dens and barriers that prevent small businesses from thriving in Ohio. One way we can do that is to completely revamp Workers Comp laws in the state. We must also cut taxes on small business owners to give them an incentive to bring people back to work. Small businesses create about 75 percent of all new jobs. If the tax burden is too excessive, small business owners will not take on the added cost of new employees.” Zwissler “As the only candidate in this race who owns a business that meets a payroll and provides employee benefits in the private sector, I see much that needs to change. Columbus needs to create a ‘stop-doing’ list. We should end or at least reduce the death tax, which sends many jobcreators to places like Florida. We must end duplication and inefficiencies that have pushed us to the second-worst business climate in the country.” Pillich: “All businesses need an educated workforce (i.e., good schools and STEM disciplines), reliable and accessible infrastructure (i.e., roads, rail, telecommunications, and broadband), and a nice quality of life (i.e., clean air and water, safe streets, beautiful parks and natural spaces, and entertainment). I will also support legislation to promote the use of Ohio products and materials, improve worker productivity and loyalty, and cut through the myriad of red tape that bogs down small business.” Paul: “There are several avenues upon which I would work to bring growth and stability to the owners of small business in this area. First of all, you have the obvious basics: no tax increases, no additional regulation, and no increases of fees or licensing costs ... Secondly, I would work to increase the awareness of availability and procedures for acquisition of the billions of dollars already out there from the federal government. These funds were part of the federal stimulus programs and specifically put aside for small business assistance. The state ... should work to educate these individuals on how to get the help that’s already there. Finally, I would work to make the state prompter in its dealings with local businesses. If the state owes an individual for any reason, restitution should be made without the need for

a formal request and payment deadlines should be consistent for all parties involved.” What is the biggest concern to you on a local level for the residents of the 28th district? Zwissler: “We need to unleash a new generation of business builders and job creators. The 400,000 jobs lost under Ted Strickland and the Democrats aren’t coming back in the same way. Without jobs, people leave and communities suffer. I want to make sure that current and future entrepreneurs and business builders have the opportunities I had 20 years ago and aren’t saddled with any more impediments from their own government.” Pillich: “Jobs. We must do everything we can to create jobs – jobs that cannot be exported and that create a return on investment. We must enhance our strongest industries, such as aerospace, medical research, distribution and logistics, and agriculture. We must promote industries that have promise, such as advanced energy, innovation, bioscience, and high-tech. We must maintain the tax incentives and investments initiated this year and continue to market and promote Ohio as being open for business.” Paul: “The biggest concern for me on a local level coincides with my biggest concern at the state level: Education. I feel that our current system lacks any real kind of accountability for any of the parties involved. Irresponsible spending is rampant ... This is not an area where we can just cut spending to the bone though ... Education is not only an investment in our future, but also our present. I will work to add accountability to the people who not only decide where the school funding is spent, but also to those parties involved with labor negotiations with the teachers. We need leadership with a passion for quality education, and the drive to see it through to fruition.” Weidman: “Too often the state delivers unfunded mandates to our local government and schools and this must end. This horrible practice has financially compromised our communities and school districts, and has added significant undue pressure to pass taxes at the local level. As your state representative, I will work to eliminate all unfunded

Jeffrey Paul

Lives: Sycamore Township Occupation: IT consultant Family: Married, one son Political experience: none Campaign Web site: none

Connie Pillich

Lives: Montgomery Occupation: Owner of law firm, Webb & Pillich LLC Family: Married, two sons Political experience: Ohio State House of Representative, District 28, 2009-present Campaign Web site:

Tom Weidman

Lives: Sycamore Township Occupation: Owner of Marketmaster International LLC, a marketing and sales company for steel Family: Married, three sons Political experience: Sycamore Township Board of Trustees, 2006-present Campaign Web site:

Mike Wilson

Lives: Springfield Township Occupation: Business unit manager for a Springdale IT services firm Family: Married, three children Political experience: Founder of Cincinnati Tea Party Campaign Web site:

Vicky Zwissler

Lives: Wyoming Occupation: Owner of Poster Solutions in Reading Family: Married, three sons Political experience: Wyoming City Council, 2001-2007 Campaign Web site:

mandates by the state. If the state can’t afford to fund the mandate, then they shouldn’t pass that burden on to the local government and school districts that are already fighting everyday just to make ends meet.”


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This week in softball

• Clermont Northeastern beat McNicholas 2-0, April 8. • Turpin beat Northwest 42, April 8. Northwest’s Ashley Moore had three base hits. • Lakota West beat Colerain 4-1, April 9. • St. Ursula Academy beat Ursuline Academy 4-0, April 9. St. Ursula’s Megan Flenniken pitched 17 strikeouts; Katie Hulsman had two base hits. • McAuley beat Mercy 4-3, April 9. McAuley’s winning pitcher was Kayla Owens; Maria Meyer had three base hits.

This week in tennis

• Northwest beat Madeira 5-0, April 8. Northwest’s Taylor Aho beat Tully 6-1, 6-1; Khan Nguyen beat Blackwellner 6-0, 6-0; Alex Klei beat Muenz 6-7, 7-6, 6-0; Dereck Linderman and Caleb Lloyd beat Abner and Blackwellner 6-1, 6-2; Nhat Quang Tran and Jake Kellerman beath Joenke and Barnes 6-1, 6-0. Northwest advances to 4-2 with the win. • Elder beat Colerain 5-0, April 8. Colerain falls to 2-3 with the loss. • La Salle beat Dayton Carroll 3-2, April 9. La Salle’s Anthony Heckle beat Romero 6-4, 6-0; Josh Moellman beat S. Dull 6-2, 6-0; Alex Breen beat Webb 6-0, 6-0. La Salle advances to 3-1 with the win.

This week in lacrosse

• Ursuline Academy beat McAuley 17-6, April 8. McAuley’s Lindsey Trischler scored two goals, Megan Kaake scored three goals and Olivia Anhofer scored one goal. • St. Xavier boys beat Dublin Scioto 16-4, April 10. St. X’s Round scored five goals, Busick scored three goals; Sabert and Whitaker scored two goals each and Carroll and Hubbard scored one goal each. St. X advances to 3-0 with the win.

This week in baseball

• Hamilton beat Colerain 5-3, April 9. Colerain’s Jake Forrester was 2-3 and scored a homerun. • La Salle beat Whiteside, Ky, 9-2, April 9. La Salle’s Joe Andrews pitched eight strikeouts; Michael Letyze was 2-2 with three base hits and two RBIs. • Kenton, Mich. beat Colerain 9-7, April 10. Colerain’s Kyle Findley was 2-4 and scored three runs. • Colerain beat Milford 82, April 10. Colerain’s Kurt Jones pitched seven strikeouts, and Jordan Flueck scored three runs.

This week in track and field

• La Salle placed third with a score of 58.5 in the Coaches Classic at Winton Woods, April 9. St. Xavier placed ninth with a score of 30; Colerain placed 21st with a score of 8.33. La Salle’s Silber won the pole vault at 14 feet. • Colerain placed second with a score of 130 in the Coaches Classic Ross preliminaries, April 9. Colerain’s Craig Sulkan won the 1600 meter in 4:35.89; Williams won the 110 meter hurdles in 15.17; Williams won the 300 meter hurdles in 41.38.

This week in boys volleyball

• La Salle beat Roger Bacon 25-14, 25-17, 25-19, April 9. • La Salle beat Purcell Marian 25-11, 25-18, 31-29, April 13. • St. Xavier beat Centerville 25-18, 25-22, 17-25, 2522, April 15.

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Lancers await late-season GCL rematches

La Salle volleyball starts season at 2-3 By Anthony Amorini

A trio of third-year varsity starters returning for La Salle’s boys’ volleyball team aim to end their careers at the 2010 state tournament, following their trip to the regional finals in 2009. Despite a 2-3 start this season, the Lancers maintain high expectations for the 2010 season led by senior tri-captains Nick Bosch (outside hitter), Kirby Johanson (outside hitter) and Matt Ketzer (libero). All three have been starting since their sophomore seasons. “I believe that his could be one of the best teams La Salle ever had,” Lancer head coach Brian Meyer said. In 2009, La Salle ended its 14-11 season with a loss to Moeller during the Division I Regional Championship finals. Johanson was one of only two juniors named All Greater Catholic League South Division last year alongside 10 seniors. Bosch is committed to the collegiate program at the College of Mt. St. Joseph. Junior Luke Eschenbach, a setter and opposite hitter, returns as a second-year starter for La Salle. A trio of additional Lancers will also be key contributors including juniors Ben Moeller (middle hitter), Zach Sanders (setter) and Tyler Celek (opposite hitter). “They have to be able to beat the other GCL schools to have a shot, but if they play their best, they have a shot to win the GCL and


La Salle High School senior outside hitter Nic Bosch, middle, fires a kill against Elder defenders Matt Moehring (8) and Andrew Barnette (7) during a home match April 15. The Lancers fell 3-2. make it to state,” Meyer said. “Our goal as a team is to make it to state,” Meyer added. Through its 2-3 start, La Salle was 0-2 in GCL South Division play including a pair of close conference losses to St. Xavier and Moeller. After starting at 1-0, La Salle fell to St. Xavier, 2-0 (26-24, 28-26), March 27 despite keeping the games close. La Salle extended its losing streak to three matches March 30 while falling to 13 with its four-game loss to Moeller, 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-23). The Lancers snapped the losing streak April 6 while improving to 2-3 with a win over Kentucky’s St. Xavier, 3-1 (25-21, 30-28, 18-25, 25-11). As for rematches against Moeller and St. Xavier, La Salle ends its season with a


La Salle junior Luke Eschenbach, middle, unloads between Elder defenders Matt Moehring (8) and Matt Harpenau (10). trio of contests against its GCL South Division rivals. The Lancers host Moeller at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7,

before traveling to face Elder at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. La Salle concludes its

season with a home match against St. Xavier at 7 p.m. Friday, May 14.

Knights serve up more tennis success By Adam Turer

The Northwest Knights boys’ varsity tennis team lost two consecutive heartbreakers after opening the season 2-0. They rebounded with five dominant performances, before losing to La Salle April 15, to improve to 7-3 on the season. In their seven victories, the Knights have shut out four of seven opponents. All of their losses have been 3-2 nailbiters. The first came against district neighbor Colerain and was a surprising loss. The next day, league rival Talawanda gave Northwest its first loss in league play. Northwest and Talawanda have battled for the Fort Ancient Valley

Conference Scarlet Division crown ever since the league split into three divisions in 2007. Talawanda has finished first and Northwest second in the final standings each of the past three seasons. The Knights won the league tournament in 2007. “It seems like it always comes down to us two teams,” Northwest head coach Dexter Carpenter said. The Knights are at a slight disadvantage as most of their kids cannot afford private lessons in the offseason. Carpenter can relate, as he grew up and learned the game under similar circumstances. Carpenter and his assistant coaches made sure that the players could get court time in the offseason, holding open court time at least once a week. “A lot of our kids couldn’t afford lessons,” Carpenter said. “They

worked all winter and put a lot of time in.” Carpenter credited his assistant coaches, Jane Roth and Rob Aho, with getting the team prepared for the season. The roster is deep this season, with 21 boys on the varsity team. “We got tons of kids out this year,” said Carpenter. “It helps to have great assistants.” Junior Taylor Aho and Khan Nguyen lead the Knights at first and second singles, respectively. Aho is off to a 6-2 start at first singles and Nguyen is 7-1 playing second singles, and the duo is 1-0 as a doubles team. Alex Klei is off to a 6-3 start playing third singles. Juniors Jake Kellerman and Nhat Quang “Dragon” Tran are the top doubles team for the Knights, undefeated so far. Senior Dereck Linderman plays

doubles and may see some action at third singles this season. Caleb Lloyd, Colton Agin and Aho have teamed up with Linderman in doubles play. Linderman/Lloyd are 5-0 and Agin and Aho are 0-1 each with Linderman. The early-season loss to Talawanda puts the Knights in a hole, but they still have a chance to get revenge at the league tournament in early May. The team is deep and talented and almost all will return next season. “We’re getting a lot out of our juniors,” said Carpenter. “As good as this team is, next year’s team will be even better.” After the Oak Hills tournament April 17, the Knights return to the courts Monday, April 19, at home against Oak Hills and then go to Moeller Tuesday, April 20.

Time to nominate Sportsmen of Year More than 90,000 votes were cast in last year’s inaugural Community Press and Community Recorder Sportsman and Sportwoman of the Year online contest. Now, it’s time for high school fan bases to rally once again for 2010. Here’s the gameplan: Online readers will select 30

high school athletes (half male, half female) on 15 different newspaper ballots in Ohio and Kentucky who meet the highest standards both on and off the field. Voting occurs in two waves. Readers can nominate an athlete until April 29 by going to the page and clicking on the yellow/green

Community Press Sportsman of the Year icon on the right side. In their nominations, they should explain why this athlete deserves the honor. The nominations will be used to create ballots that online readers will vote on from May 13 to midnight June 10. Online vistors will be

able to vote more than once. The top vote-getters will be featured on and in your local newspaper June 24. Public voting on the nominations will begin May 13. As with sports, the greatest effort on the final ballot gets the greatest result in this contest. Questions? E-mail

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April 21, 2010

Sports & recreation

Spartans meander amid tough schedule By Tony Meale

The Roger Bacon High School boys’ volleyball team has hit a rough patch in its schedule. The Spartans, which started the season 2-0, have lost six of eight. They are 46 entering play April 20. Roger Bacon got off to a fast start this year, recording 3-0 wins over Holy Cross and Badin in late March. Spartans head coach Adam Goller attributed his team’s early season success to seniors Sean Speed (OH/DS) and Nick Wilking (L). “Those guys have gone above and beyond this year,” Goller said. The Spartans, however, hosted a quad with Purcell Marian, Lakota East and Dublin Coffman on April 3 and lost all three matches. They followed with road losses to McNicholas (1-3 on

April 6) and La Salle (0-3 on April 9) before besting Loveland 3-0 at home April 12. Roger Bacon then lost 3-0 to Elder, which has advanced to the Division I state final the last three years, before knocking off Fenwick 3-1. “Our struggles came against some tough teams,” Goller said. “Elder and McNick are always good, Purcell is strong this year – we didn’t play well against some good teams.” Aside from Speed and Wilking, the Spartans have been led by a pair of returning first-team all-league performers – seniors Jake Rose (S) and Matt Westerfeld (MB). Goller has also been impressed with sophomores Ben Rose, Josh Wilking and Connor Mouty. Other contributors include senior Christian Van Rafelghem and juniors Evan Macht, E.J. Weickert, Drew Wilson and Nick Koehling.

“I’ve got a lot of good role players who played JV last season,” Goller said. “Their effort is there.” The Spartans are coming off a year in which they advanced to the state semifinals. Goller said his team must improve its blocking if it hopes to advance deep in the tournament this season. Roger Bacon has upcoming matches at Edgewood (April 21), at St. Xavier (April 23), against Moeller (April 27), at Sycamore (April 28) and at Carroll (April 29). The month of May brings the likes of Fairfield, Badin, Mason and Purcell Marian. Senior Night is slated for May 14 against McNicholas. “I’ve been impressed with our serve-receive and defense,” Goller said. “We’re passing well enough and playing D well enough to win games.”


Third time’s a charm

The St. James seventh-grade “A” boys’ basketball team celebrates after winning the city championship game against St. Dominic at Elder High School March 14. This is the third year in a row this team has won the WBC Catholic City Championship. The team finished the season with a 33-11 record and six tournament championships. From left, back row, are team members Guido Discepoli, Eric Greene, Nathan Mouch, Charlie Collins, Ben Glines and Alec Schuh-Lane. In middle are Nick Ernst, Steven Schroeck, Justin Blake and Michael Benoit. In front are assistant coach Steve Mouch and head coach Pete Mortimore.

BRIEFLY • McAuley beat Seton 2-1, April 12. McAuley’s Kirstie Reilman pitched four strikeouts, and Sara Zech had two RBIs. • Colerain beat Princeton 8-0, April 12. Colerain’s Sydney Morris pitched seven strikeouts, and Chelsea Bridges was 3-4. • Mercy beat Ursuline 10-1, April 12. Mercy’s Anna Eggleston pitched 11 strikeouts, and Maddie Whelan had two basehits and three RBIs. • Mercy beat Harrison 7-1, April 13. Mercy’s Amy Feie was the winning pitcher, and was 2-4 with four basehits and four RBIs. • St. Ursula beat Fenwick 6-1, April 13. St. Ursula’s Katie Hulsman pitched 12 strikeouts, and Hannah Raulston had two basehits. • Northwest beat Winton Woods 12-0 in five innings, April 13. Northwest’s Bethany Shepherd pitched six strikeouts, and Shepherd had two basehits and two runs. • Mount Notre Dame beat McAuley 7-5, April 13. McAuley’s Melissa Kolb

scored a homerun. • Mercy beat Seton 10-0 in five innings, April 14. Mercy’s Anna Eggleston pitched seven strikeouts, and Erika Leonard was 2-3 with three basehits and an RBI. • St. Ursula beat McAuley 5-0, April 14. St. Ursula’s Megan Flenniken pitched 16 strikeouts, and Rachel VonLuehrte was 2-3 with an RBI. • Colerain beat Hamilton 60, April 14. Colerain’s Sydney Morris was the winning pitcher, and Katie Hoelmer was 2-3 with two basehits. • McAuley beat Badin 10-0, April 15. McAuley’s Jamie Ertle was the winning pitcher, and Melissa Kolb was 3-4 with two basehits and a run. • St. Ursula beat Mercy 2-0, April 15. St. Ursula’s Megan Flenniken pitched 10 strikeouts.

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lor Aho beat Welsch 6-3, 7-5; Khan Nguyen beat Miller 6-3, 7-6; Alex Klei beat Cox 6-1, 62; Dereck Linderman and Caleb Lloyd beat Derbin and Gabbard 6-1, 6-1; Jake Kellerman and Nhat Quang Tran beat Ho-Hoskins 6-0, 6-0. • Northwest beat Taylor 32, April 14. Northwest’s Alex Klei beat Koons 6-0, 6-0; Dereck Linderman and Caleb Lloyd beat Allen and Engels 61, 6-1; Jake Kellerman and Nhat Quang Tran beat Rouster and Strochinsky 6-1, 6-1. • St. Xavier “B” beat Lakota West 3-2, April 14. St. X’s Santen beat Adaris 6-2, 6-3; Lang beat Soloman 6-0, 6-0; Barerman- Bostick beat Jones- Samarakoon 7-6 (9-7), 5-7, 6-2; Cline- Spohr beat Cicchinelli- Sachdeva 6-7, 6-3, 6-4. • La Salle beat Moeller 3-2, April 14. La Salle’s Anthony Heckle beat Patterson 2-6, 62, 7-5; Josh Moellman beat DiCiero 6-0, 6-0; Alex Breen beat McGrath 6-1, 6-1. • St. Xavier beat Elder 4-1, April 14. St. X’s Ryan Bandy beat James 6-0, 6-0; Sean Bandy d. Patty 6-0, 6-1; Jay Fovel beat Walroth 6-2, 6-0; Devin Bostick and Ed Broun beat Smith and Butler 6-1, 6-1. St. X advances to 4-0 with the win. • La Salle beat Northwest

3-2, April 15. La Salle’s Anthony Heckle beat Dereck Linderman 6-0, 6-0; Josh Moellman beat Caleb Lloyd 6-0, 6-0; and Kevin Bush beat Taylor Aho 60, 6-0. Northwest’s Khan Nguyen and Jake Kellerman beat Alex Breen and John Hoeweler 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. La Salle advances to 5-2 with the win. Northwest falls to 6-3 with the loss. • St. Xavier beat Indian Hill 5-0, April 15. St. X’s Ryan Bandy beat Baumann 6-0, 6-0; Jay Fovel beat Josi 6-0, 6-2; Devin Bostick beat Palmer 62, 6-1; Leary and Hirsch Matani beat A. Desai and Cepela 6-1, 6-2; Ed Broun and Joe Speir beat S. Desai-Fixler 6-1, 6-1. St. X advances to 5-0 with the win. • Sycamore beat Colerain 5-0, April 15. Colerain falls to 2-5 with the loss.

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• Mercy girls beat Indian Hill 15-14, April 12. Mercy’s Heather Smith scored four goals; Cara O’Conner and Brittney Jansen scored three goals each; Chrissy O’Hara scored two goals and Melissa Burns, Rachel Glanker and Megan Humphrey scored one goal each. Mercy advances to 2-3 with the win. • Mercy girls beat Fenwick

20-13, April 13. Mercy’s Chrissy O’Hara scored seven goals; Heather Smith, Erin McNamara, Melissa Burns, Cara O’Conner and Megan Humphrey each scored two goals and Danson scored three goals. Mercy’s Amy Felex made 10 saves. Mercy advances to 3-3 with the win.

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• La Salle beat Seymour, Tenn. 6-3, April 10. La Salle’s Jake Meister pitched eight strikeouts, and Zach Dillman was 2-3 with four basehits and two RBIs. • La Salle beat Grainger, Tenn. 10-2, April 10. La Salle’s Joel Feldkamp was the winning pitcher, and Tyler Seibel was 3-4 with two basehits and four RBIs. • Harrison beat Northwest 17-7, April 10. Northwest’s Justin Carter was 2-3 with two basehits. • La Salle beat McNicholas 16-4 in five innings, April 12. La Salle’s Aaron Sparks pitched five strikeouts, and Drew Campbell was 2-3 with five basehits and two RBIs. • Colerain beat Mason 6-0, April 12. Colerain’s Ryan Atkinson pitched 12 strikeouts, and Jake Forrester had three basehits. • St. Xavier beat Highlands

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11-2, April 12. St. X’s Conor Gilligan was the winning pitcher, and Conor Hundley scored a homerun and had two RBIs. • Elder beat St. Xavier 5-4, April 13. St. X’s Conor Gilligan had two basehits. • Northwest beat Norwood 12-2 in six innings, April 14. Northwest’s Zach Hayes pitched nine strikeouts, and Cory Cook scored a homerun and had three RBIs. • La Salle beat Roger Bacon 12-8, April 14. La Salle’s Joe Andrews was the winning pitcher, and Reid Rizzo was 44 with five basehits and two RBIs. • Colerain beat Mason 9-1, April 14. Colerain’s Alex Geiser was the winning pitcher, and Jake Forrester was 2-4 with two basehits and two RBIs. • St. Xavier beat Alter 10-7, April 14. St. X’s Chris Rutz was the winning pitcher, and Conor Gilligan was 2-4 with a homerun, two basehits, two RBIs and two runs. • St. Xavier beat Badin 8-3, April 15. St. X’s winning pitcher was Drew Hart, and Jake Rumpke was 2-3 with two runs. • Moeller beat Colerain 9-6, April 15. Colerain’s Jake Forrester was 2-3 with three homeruns and two RBIs.

Colerain Township resident Mary Wineberg recently received the Legacy Special Award award from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association. The award was presented at the 17th annual Girls’ and Women’s Sports and Fitness Awards on April 19, at the Savannah Center in West Chester.


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Kids can drop a line and make a big catch at the Triple Creek Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the park, 2700 Buell Road, Colerain Township. The lake will be stocked full of channel catfish for this annual derby event. Youngster 12 and under have a chance win a trophy if they catch a tagged fish. Each child who catches any fish will receive a certificate to commemorate their accomplishment and everyone who participates will receive a special derby button. Participants must bring their own equipment and live bait will be available to purchase at the event. The Derby is free of charge and advance reservations are not necessary to participate. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. Call the Winton Woods Boathouse at 9311849 or visit


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Yes on Issue 8

I am now retired on a fixed income. So my priorities now focus on sustaining assets. Our homes are one of our largest investments. And the drop in home values that we all incurred in the recent past has played havoc to everyone. But there is one thing we can do to help stabilize the value of our homes and our community that won’t cost any of us a dime more than we are paying right now. We can vote for Issue 8. Communities and home values rise and fall with the quality of the community schools; that’s a proven fact. Our Northwest Local School District is now rated excellent by the state. And they have achieved this distinction while cutting millions from their budget. I know. I just served four years as a school board member. The school district kept its part of the bargain to enhance our community and stabilize home values. Now it’s time for us to continue this progress – especially for our retired community members like me – without costing us anything by voting for Issue 8. Bruce Gehring Spring Leaf Drive Colerain Township

Support our excellent students

I just had the pleasure of hearing the Colerain High School spring band concert - what talented students we have! I also enjoyed several talented groups from other district schools at Northgate Mall last week. This is just one area of the well-rounded education provided by Northwest local schools, which received the state’s excellent rating for 2008-09. Northwest maintains one of the lowest average costs per pupil in the county, with permanent reductions of $4.9 million since 2007. The cost per pupil is over $1,000 (10 percent) below the state average and over $5,000

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Northwest Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Northwest Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. (37 percent) below the county’s highest cost districts. We also have lower taxes than 17 of 21 other county districts. Less than 50 percent of my real estate taxes go to the school district – the balance going to township and county services. Unfortunately, the state hasn’t provided additional funding. In fact, the current state budget cuts district funding by over $1 million through 2010-11. That’s why we need to support the nearly 10,000 Northwest students by renewing the current tax levy. It’s not an increase, just continuing support. They’re our future – the ones who will work and provide services in our community. Roughly 40 percent of the district’s students are economically disadvantaged. Don’t they deserve the right to a good education? Please join me in supporting them with your yes vote to renew Northwest schools levy on May 4. Debbie Janakiefski Sterlingridge Court White Oak

Obamacare is socialist

Steve Driehaus is not courageous and health care reform is not Christian. Health care reform will force American citizens to fund and participate in a welfare program that they may oppose. Health care is available to all via the free market system. However, this system requires participants to pay for coverage, if they so choose.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

What’s your opinion of Chad Ochocinco’s non-football activities, such as “Dancing with the Stars”?

“I enjoy Chad Johnson’s antics and his extra curricular activities. His efforts on the show “Dancing with the stars” are worth watching. But he has said he wishes he had more time to spend with his FIVE kids. Perhaps he will have that time when his NFL playing days are complete. In the mean time he might want to take measures to keep that number at five. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “To me, these athletes should have to purchase a high quantity of injury insurance to cover their franchise in case of injury. You can not limit them for what they can do, but you can make them think twice about their safety, the franchise and their fans.” D.J. “Chad is a breath of fresh air.” J.Z. “I have no interest in dancing when professionals do it so I seldom watch ‘Dancing With The Stars.’ Just the same I have seen some of Chad’s performances and think he should concentrate more on football.” R.V.

This week’s question How did you spend, or how do you plan to spend, you tax refund? Was it more or less than last year? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@communitypre with “chatroom” in the subject line. “Good for him! He is pretty good at dancing, and if he enjoys it, more power to him. I’m a little jealous of his talent; he is a real entertainer in many ways. I hope this makes him happy.” B.B. “He seems to dance better and more consistently than playing football. Maybe he missed his true calling.” R.L.H. “Who cares? When Chad (whatever his last name du jour is) becomes a great, consistent player on the football field, then maybe what he does off the field will take on some interest.” M.M. “I think it’s good for his image and the image of the Bengals.” K.A.P.

Obamacare is socialist, forcing taxpayers to pay for many who choose not to work and for services that many deem objectionable (federal funds are provided for abortions – read the bill!). I thank God that I will be able to cast my vote against Driehaus and the rest of the Democrats/liberals who are driving this country toward socialism. “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach him to fish and feed him for life.” Shawn Curtis Pebbleknoll Drive Colerain Township

Northwest show choir

As president of the Northwest Local School District, I have had the opportunity to see firsthand the vast array of programs, activities and academics that the district has to offer. One such program is the Colerain High School Show Cards. This group is comprised of singers, dancers, musicians and hardworking, dedicated crew members. Many of these talented students have gone on to earn music scholarships. Several of our Show Card alums also perform professionally. I am very excited to announce that Northwest High School will begin a show choir program this fall. I am thrilled that the students at Northwest will soon be taking the stage! The discipline that it takes to prepare and work together in putting together a performance is something that these students will take with them

throughout life. I would like to thank Northwest High School teacher Miss Lettieri and wish her the very best as she embarks on this wonderful adventure. Both of our district show choirs are self-supporting and utilize existing, enthusiastic staff members. I would encourage the community to offer their support to our newest performing group, and hope that all of you have the opportunity to be entertained by our very talented students. Pam Detzel President Northwest Local School District Board of Education

Support Issue 8

My wife and I have been residents in the Northwest Local School District for about, well let’s just say for quite a while. Our four children and 10 of our grandchildren have been fortunate enough to have attended school in this district and to have received excellent educations. We, the senior citizens of this district, as well as the parents of current students, need to ensure that future generations are given the same opportunity. Bob Bennett Livingston Road Colerain Township

Reform not Christian

Christianity cannot be legislated. Ann Thompson states (April 14 column) that the Catholic bishops should be ashamed for not standing behind Obamacare and praises some “Catholic” groups for supporting it. In her usual demonstrative ignorance, she is putting the horse before the cart. On moral issues, the bishops are the teaching authority that they should be listening to. These groups are not following the teachings of the Catholic church when they choose not to listen to the bishops. The main reason the bishops opposed Obamacare is the abortion issue.


Donate to Goodwill

This Earth Day, everyone can take simple steps to be more ecofriendly. Donating gently used clothing and household items to Goodwill is a great way to be green and serve your community at the same time. As you clear out items you no longer need this spring, consider donating them to Goodwill instead of throwing them away. As an environmental pioneer for more than 94 years, Ohio Valley Goodwill helps divert millions of pounds of items from landfills each year. Your donations fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based services for people with disabilities as well as our nation’s veterans. Your donations of gently used items support Goodwill’s commitment to preserve the environment and strengthen families and communities. To find your nearest Goodwill donation site, call 513-771-4800 or go to their webiste, Joseph S. Byrum President/chief executive officer Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries

The economy, the community, the schools Take a minute and consider the fact that across this nation communities are in crisis. Families are abandoning neighborhoods as school systems decay and the wave of foreclosures continues. Now take a moment and thank God for the blessings of our community. Our schools are excellent and our neighborhoods are lively. Our home values have not plummeted to the levels experienced in many areas. Sure, we have some problems and there is erosion in some of our neighborhoods, but we are stable and healthy. Comparatively speaking, we have fared well during this “Great Recession.” It is because of the quality of our neighborhoods. The basic fiber of our community is sewn with an understanding of the value of hard work, education and human decency. The majority of our community is deeply rooted in family values with an understanding of the importance of our schools. The quality of our churches and their congregations is also testimony to a solid community. The excellent caliber of our parochial schools has proven to be a value to more than just the children they educate. They draw

relocating families to our neighborhoods and support our property values. The following quote ( exemplifies their contribution: “(a) Dan Goebel c o m m u n i t y ’ s Community school system plays a substanPress guest tial role in the columnist value of your property. What do you think is the first question a family moving with children asks their agent … ‘What are the schools like?’” The same is true of our public school education in this area. Our Northwest local schools are rated excellent by the state of Ohio. This is important for the children. However, it is equally important to our property values. “Research by leading economists show a clear property value benefit associated with strong neighborhood schools,” says In this economy we all see the inexplicable behavior of politicians spending money they do not have. They need to take a lesson from our schools. The Northwest

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True Catholics, unlike “cafeteria” Catholics, believe this to be an unacceptable moral evil that outweighs any other good that may come from any law or reform. Mr. Obama signed a meaningless executive order prohibiting abortion in this bill in order to win over votes from Benedict Arnold types like Steve Driehaus and Bart Stupak, but an executive order means nothing. It’s not law and can be revoked at any time. My only consolation is that Ms. Thompson and her misguided Democratic Club members will be subject to the same lame health care system that’s coming to us all sooner than we think, along with more taxes, etc. George Appelmann Edvera Lane Colerain Township

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Local School District officials have been good stewards of our money. They spend less per pupil than 20 of the 23 school districts in Hamilton County and still received an excellent rating from the state of Ohio. The effective tax rate for Northwest Local School District is actually lower than 17 of the 23 districts in Hamilton County. Our district officials are giving the community real value for their tax dollars. In order to keep our schools strong, the Northwest school district is now asking for a levy renewal – Issue 8 on the May 4 ballot. It is important to note that this is a renewal. It will not increase taxes. In this economy, if we are going to keep our neighborhoods stable, this levy renewal is crucial to our community. The economy has drained us all, but please remember that this levy renewal will not increase taxes. It will keep our schools and community strong. Please vote for Issue 8 on May 4. It will not cost you anything if you do – only if you don’t. Dan Goebel is chairman of Vote Yes for Northwest.


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Green Township resident Ryan Tyler, 7, enjoyed watching kites in the air at Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park.

Western Hills resident Jeff Nelson helps Brighton Black untangle the tail of his kite from a tree at the park.

Not all flights are successful.

Ian Perinovic and his dad Joe make sure the string is untangled on the lead before trying to launch their unusual kite.

Green Township resident Briley Rhinock, 6, sends his Nemo kite to great heights.





Aurora Santiago decides she'd rather have her dad, Colerain Township resident Chris Haskins, hold her than try out a seat in the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office helicopter on display at the Kite Fly.

Ben Rosenberger, 8, uses leg power to get his kite off the ground, as 7-year-old Alex Henkel chases him across the field. Both are from Bridgetown.

Flying high

VFW Post 10380 presented its 15th annual Green Township Kite Fly April 11 at Veterans Park with co-sponsors Boy Scout Troop 98, from Monfort Heights.


Caroline Emody, 3, Western Hills, has figured out her kite needs more of a breeze, so she runs to help it launch.

Hannah Baldwin, 9, talks over kite strategy with her dad, Brent, as 3-year-old Max just waits for the action to start. The family is from Green Township. Justin Emody, 1, knows which way this kite is supposed to head and he's trying to give it a hand at the Green Township kite fly.


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Right Turn Clyde, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., No Worries, 7958 Harrison Ave. 353-5555. Colerain Township.

Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road. Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Greenhills. Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.



Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Northwest Community Church, 385-8030. Colerain Township.

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


Careers in the Park District, 7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Park district employees, including those in land management, recreation and safety, will share information about their job, background and what a typical day is like. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 3707 Edgewood Drive. Get ready for summer and bathing suit season. First class is free. $10. Presented by StrollerFit Inc. 205-9772; Green Township.


Muggsy, 6:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. With I Am Ocean and Rising of Apollo. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park.


Earth Day Kite Fly, 4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. $4 if kite kit is purchased; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Rummage Sale, 6-8 p.m., Northwest Community Church, 8735 Cheviot Road. Clothes, furniture, books, toys, house wares, holiday items and more. Benefits India Medical Mission, youth mission trip and programs. 3858030. Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 2 3


New Introductory Course on Buddhism, 7-8 p.m., Gaden Samdrupling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive. Resident teachers discuss fundamental principals of Buddhism and meditation for beginners and highlight importance of spirituality in life and way to integrate teachings in daily life. Each session on different subject. Includes Q&A at end of session. Free. 385-7116; Colerain Township.

Fantastic Farm Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road. Hands-on educational activities and live demonstrations. Includes goat milking, sheep shearing, vegetable planting and more. Pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Free, vehicle permit required. Large groups call 521-3276, ext. 100 in advance. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-3276. Springfield Township.


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Painted Pots Week, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve. Free unless pot is taken home, vehicle permit required. 5217275. Colerain Township.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road. Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Colerain Township.


North College Hill Historical Society Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road. Presented by North College Hill Historical Society. 522-3934. North College Hill. Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road. One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


Saturday Nite Blues, 6:30-10 p.m., Pit to Plate BBQ, 8021 Hamilton Ave. Wendy Oakley and the Posse. 931-9100. Mount Healthy.


Carole Moore Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., The Lucky Lady, 9962 Hamilton Ave. With Larry & Bill. Ages 21 and up. 403-5100. Springfield Township.


Brent Reed CD Show, 6:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. 825-8200; Forest Park.

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Birding Fest and Banding Station, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Learn to identify birds while participating in a bird count in Winton Woods and Glenwood Gardens. Lunch break from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. Stone Soup, 11 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. A naturalist will share the legend of stone soup. Take a short hike, then sample soup. Each participant asked to bring a vegetable. $5. Registration required online by April 22. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Northwest Community Church, Bag sale. 385-8030. Colerain Township.


Great American Cleanup, 8-9:30 a.m., Toys R Us Colerain, 9959 Colerain Ave. National day of service with nearly two and a half million volunteers throughout the country cleaning up their communities. Volunteers pick up litter as well as improve neighborhoods by planting flowers and trees, cleaning riverbanks, collecting tires, painting facades, fences and fire hydrants, landscaping, streetsweeping, power washing windows, distributing recycling bins and removing gum and graffiti. Free. Presented by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. 352-4380; Colerain Township. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 2 5


Painted Pots Week, Noon-4 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve. Free unless pot is taken home, vehicle permit required. 5217275. Colerain Township.


Painted Pots Week kicks off this Friday, April 23, at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, and runs through Friday, April 30. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Sunday, April 25, which is noon to 4 p.m. Visitors can decorate clay pots available on the porch at Nature’s Niche. Staff members will then hang the pots in trees until the Blooming Fun Weekend. The activity is free unless visitors decide to take their pot home. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park. For more information, call 521-7275 or visit


Adoption Information Session, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Job & Family Services. 632-6366. Forest Park.


Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; Green Township.


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

Partner Golf League, 2:30-5:45 p.m., Beech Creek Golf Course, 1831 Hudepohl Lane. Team of two play nine holes of golf each week and compete against other partners. $19. Registration required. 5228700. Mount Healthy.




Why Knot?, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Learn basic knots. $5. Registration required by April 22. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Karaoke Idol Contest, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road. Doors open 6 p.m. Ages 21 and up to enter contest. Kitchen and bar open. Free. Presented by Hugh Watson Event Center. 728-5335. Greenhills.


Job Search Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Diane Kinsella, Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, “StrengthsFinder 2.0, Part 2. Leveraging Your Strengths.” Individual coaching is part of this free service. Consultants teach on topics to help with job search. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 2 7


College Hill Forum and Community Council Meeting, 7 p.m., College Hill Recreation Center, 5545 Belmont Ave. 352-4020. College Hill.

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


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


Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; Green Township.


North College Hill Senior Center Membership Council Meeting, 11 a.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. 521-3462. North College Hill.

Dominoes, 12:30-2 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. All experience levels. 521-3462. North College Hill. W E D N E S D A Y, A P R I L 2 8


Remarkable Resume Roundup, 1-3 p.m., True North Achievement Center, 650 Northland Blvd., Suite 100. Meet one-on-one with certified career coach. $69.95. Reservations required. 825-1555; Forest Park.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Round Dancing with D and C, 7-9 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 10416 Bossi Lane. Round Dancing with Cuers: Dick & Cinda Reinhart. Ballroom figures: waltz, twostep, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427; Springfield Township. Family Caregiver Resource Meeting, 7:309 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road. Free. Presented by Caregiver Assistance Network. 929-4483; Greenhills.

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The Cincinnati Flower Show blooms in Symmes Township Park, 11600 Lebanon Road, Symmes Township, through Sunday, April 25. The show offers hundreds of landscapers, growers, floral designers and artists, fine and casual dining and teas. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 23-25, is Small Wonders Children’s Weekend, an international celebration exploring crafts, foods and holidays. Saturday is Fairies and Frogs Day, with costumes encouraged. Hours are: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $20, $15 advance; $2 ages 3-15, free ages 2 and under. Parking: $8 valet, $4.

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The American Girl Fashion Show will be Friday-Sunday, April 23-25, at Music Hall. For girls 4-13, their families and dolls, the event provides a light meal and presentation of contemporary and historical fashions by local girls. The weekend is in support of the Aubrey Rose Foundation, which helps critically ill children. Shows are 7 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $35 per person. Purchase tickets at Pictured is model Nicole Sweet from Mount Washington showcasing Cincinnati’s very own American Girl Doll Kit Kittredge on the runway last year.


April 21, 2010

Northwest Press


The diminishing supply of trust Almost every sector of society seems to have more than its ordinary supply of untrustworthy members. An atmosphere of distrust Father Lou or betrayal Guntzelman breeds more. If so many people Perspectives are untrustworthy and if it’s “just the way human nature is,” then we’re tempted to ask, “Why should I be any different, I’m not as bad as they are?” Eventually we find it more and more difficult to trust anyone: “In God we trust, all others pay cash!” Psychological professionals, such as Erik Erickson, consider the development of trust as extremely important. Erickson placed basic trust first on his

Life’s a pit of insecurity and paranoia without trust. A sense of trust is crucial for both every healthy person and for every thriving society. Yet, bearing in mind the information each day’s news brings, does it not seem trust is eroding? Who do we trust today? There are some athletes who drug-up or fail their spouses, fans, and falsify their records; financial advisors who milk their investors in Ponzi schemes; banks that go down through greed or mismanagement; churches have some pedophile clergy in their ranks or authorities worried about institutional image rather than God’s little ones. There are also government officials and politicians whose chief goal is self-aggrandizement rather than the common good; celebrities who can’t trust in the marriage vows their spouses make, etc.

famous list of necessary components for developing a healthy personality. We do not grow well unless we receive it from others, and we are not grown up unless we can give it to others. Trust is an act of faith. It engenders a firm belief and confidence in the honesty, integrity, reliability and justice of another person. In a relationship, trusting the other means we believe we can be open, unguarded and undefended before them. When we trust another we believe in the truth of what that person says and does. We believe he or she would never purposely hurt us, gossip about us, nor reject us when we’re down and vulnerable. “You can count on me!” states their coat-of-arms. The opposite of trust is betrayal, and we know how much betrayal can hurt. After a serious

or series of betrayals, we distrust the betrayer and often others as well. We don’t want to experience the pain of betrayal over again. One man recalled often how he felt the day his mother walked away from him forever. Though later he married a wonderful woman deeply devoted to him, he could never quite trust his wife. He saw in the smallest evidences imagined signs of a coming betrayal. Eventually, he drove his wife away and alienated his children by his suspicions – and then used their going as examples of why no one is trustworthy. Distrust can distort our hearts and minds. Trust is not a fixed or unchanging entity any more than life is. It can be given, taken back, diminished or lost – or it can be rebuilt anew. Time is usually involved in building or losing trust. Trust keeps asking something

from us long after it begins. It’s an ongoing process, not a one-time payment. At times there can be so many lies, so many cruelties, so much uncaring, that the wisest thing to do is to stop trusting another. The other person has proven him or herself totally untrustworthy. To still maintain trust would be disrespecting ourselves. At other times we must move on in our efforts to rebuild trust. Doing so requires risk and courage. It also increases mental and emotional health, as well as our soul’s desire to love and be loved. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Everything’s coming up violets this spring One good turn deserves another. You’ve heard that time and again. But this week it’s really true in my little corner of the world. Frank, my husband, plowed several of our neighbors’ gardens, including the Caudills’ garden. A few days later some of the Caudill kids stopped me as I was walking past their home with grandson, Jack. They ran out to the road and gifted me with several packed baggies of violets, completely stemmed. Now, I don’t know if they did that in reciprocation for Frank plowing their garden, but regardless, their effort far outweighed Frank’s. If you’ve ever plucked tiny

violets from a thick carpet of s p r i n g grass you k n o w what I mean. Rita TomorHeikenfeld r o w Rita’s kitchen t h e y ’ r e coming over to make violet jams, jellies and vinegars. If we have time, we’ll pick redbud flowers from the trees and make jelly from those, as well. Redbud jelly doesn’t have the beautiful color that violet does, but it’s a delicious jelly. Redbud flowers make a beautiful garnish on salads

and desserts. You can also eat the seed pods that form. I like to pick them when they’re real slender and young and sauté in a bit of garlic and butter. Just make sure the edible flowers, etc., you ingest have not been sprayed.

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Northwest Press


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Have a bite, sip a drink, share a laugh … and learn the latest information about menopause. That might not be the kicker you were expecting, but that’s exactly what Hot Flashes, Cold Drinks is all about. Presented by Mercy Women, a new program from Mercy Health Partners, Hot Flashes, Cold Drinks offers women a chance to learn about menopause, its symptoms and treatments in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. The event will be presented by gynecologists from Mercy Health Partners at Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant in Colerain Township. Hot Flashes, Cold Drinks consists of a presentation and a question-andanswer session. During the program, which lasts about an hour, women can enjoy complimentary appetizers and purchase beverages of their choice. Caroline Bohme, M.D., of

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April 21, 2010

New congregation comes to Springfield Twp.

A new congregation is growing strong in Springfield Township. The Brentwood Community Church has met less than a dozen times, sharing space with Xenos Christian Fellowship, 1016 North Bend Road. Pastor Jody Burgin said what started as a conversation among a handful of like-minded Christians evolved into the fledgling church. “We’re small with big ideas,” Burgin said, estimating the congregation at 5075.

The church has offices at 946 Hempstead Drive, where Burgin and others offer counseling. In the ministry for more than 30 years, Burgin, an Alabama native, has written several books aimed specifically at helping men “find their moral compass.” The battle to maintain moral purity, as Burgin calls it, is something he knows all too well. His own struggle with pornography is what directed his moral compass to help form the Brentwood congregation. “It took me a while to find that personal healing,” he said.

Car wash The new Brentwood Community Church is having a Community Car Wash 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Don’s Car Wash, 931 W. North Bend Road. There will be a free food and soft drink giveaway during the car wash for people while they are waiting. Burgin said the community church is all about second chances. “People who come to us don’t have to hide,” he said. “We value diversity, the broken and hurt people who are looking for a place to heal.”




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Alice Barkley

Alice Meyer Barkley, 86, died April 9. Survived by children George (Sarah) Jr., David (Sue) Barkley, Mary (Clarence) Williams; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband George Barkley. Services were April 14 at St. John the Baptist, Harrison. Arrangements by Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association.

Ann Broughton

Ann Sweazy Broughton, formerly of Springfield Township, died April 8. Survived by stepdaughter Deborah Gladwell; step-granddaughter Sherry Ridder; niece Sue Carol Bittinger. Preceded in death by husband William Broughton, mother Joan Dunbar, sister Dorothy Feddler. Services were April 12 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Marlene Cinnamon

Marlene Cherrington Cinnamon, 72, Green Township, died April 10. She was office manager for Muenchen's Furniture Store. Survived by Cinnamon children Pam (Jerry) Grove, Debbie (Jim) Davis,


Joseph Paul Craycroft, 77, died April 2. Survived by children Phil (Karol), Jim (Cyndi) Craycroft, Joan (William) Schumacher, Jean Steinmetz; grandchildren Joseph, Jessica, Samantha, Jimmy, Johnny, Brianna, Jeremy, Dustin; great-grandchild Remmy; siblings the Rev. Leo, James, Ed, Sister Rose Marie Craycroft, Lois Gahlinger, Josephine Blanford. Preceded in death by wife Mary Helen Craycroft, brothers Gerald, the Rev. George, Frank Craycroft. Services were April 7 at St. Vivian. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Vera Feldman died March 29 at Mercy Hospital-Western Hills. Survived by sister Ruth (Elmer) Tentler; nephew and niece Bill and Sandy Hostler and many nieces and nephews; in-laws Rich Feldman, Marjorie and Bill Price. Preceded in death by son Kenneth Paseley, husbands Thomas Feldman, Ray Paseley, sister Joyce (John) Paseley. Services were April 16 at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day

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Harold Harvey

Harold Harvey, Colerain Township, died April 6. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and an Army veteran of Korea. Survived by children Harold Jr. (Helen), Donald (Linda) Harvey, Linda (Dave) Steinman, Sandra (Thomas) Elsbernd; grandchildren Michael (Kelly), Jason, Marie Harvey, Joseph Elsbernd; great-grandchildren Justin, Alyson. Preceded in death by wife Mildred Harvey, daughter Pamela Harvey. Services were April 10 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hamilton County Board of MRDD, 1520 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206-1707.

Frank Hof

Frank A. Hof, formerly of Mount Healthy, died April 1 in Cape Coral, Fla. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Charles W. Gailey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7340. Survived by children Teri Pullen, Dave (Jenny), Ken (Carrie) Hof; grandchildren Steven, Tony, Daniel Pullen, Elliott, Carley, Chandler Hof; great-grandchildren Katlin, Teagan Pullen; sister Luella Hof. Preceded in death by wife Ruth Hof, sisters


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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Green Township will hold a public hearing on May 24, 2010 in the Trustees Meeting Room of the Green Township Administration Complex, 6303 Harrison Avenue, at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of considering the recommendations of the Northeast Green Township Zoning Commission to change the text of the Northeast Green Township Zoning Resolution. The following text changes may be reviewed by the public at the Green Township Administration Building during normal business hours.


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Shirley Cinnamon; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Paul Cinnamon. Services were April 14 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

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Sealed bids will be received by the Colerain Township Board of Trustees for the construction of Groesbeck Park in the Colerain Township Administration Building, 4200 Springdale Road, Colerain Township, Ohio until 12:00 p.m. local time on April 29, 2010 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Construction includes but is not limited to sediment and erosion control, earthwork, storm drainage, three baseball fields, fencing, concrete pavement, water lines, sanitary lateral, restroom building, general electrification and seeding. Copies of the Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: Builders Exchange 4350 Glendale-Milford Road, Suite 120 Cincinnati, OH 45242 Phone: 513-769-4800 Fax: 513-769-7888 Department of Parks & Recreation 4725 Springdale Road Colerain Township, OH 45251-1419 AGC/McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge Plan Rooms 7265 - Kenwood Road, Suite 200 Cincinnati, OH 45236 Phone: 513-345-8200 Fax: 513-345-8253 Allied Construction Industries 3 Kovach Drive Cincinnati, OH 45215 Phone: 513-221-8020 Fax: 513-221-8023 Each sealed bid shall be accompanied by either: (1) a cashier’s check, certified check or irrevocable letter of credit pursuant to Chapter 1305, Ohio Revised Code, equal to 10 percent of the bid or (2) a satisfactory bid bond, in a sum which is not less than 100 percent of the aggregate amount of the bid, payable to Colerain Township Board of Trustees. Successful Bidder will be required to execute and to provide construction contract security in an amount not less than one hundred percent of the bid. All bids must be made on the required Bid Form. All blank spaces for bid prices must be filled in, in ink or typewritten, and the bid form must be fully completed and executed when submitted. Two copies of the Bid Form are required. Contractor to fully complete the project within 100 calendar days. A complete set of drawings and specifications may be obtained at: Queen City Reprographics Inc., 2863 Sharon Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241, Phone (513) 326-2300 upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit of $75.00 made payable to Colerain Township Board of Trustees. The cost of shipping or delivery must be paid separately to Queen City. Rights to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid and bid guaranty, to reject any or all bids, and to negotiate with apparent qualified low Bidder to such extent as may be necessary are reserved. No Bidder may withdraw his Bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of opening hereof. Contractors are advised that the January 27, 1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Executive Order of the Governor of Ohio, the Governor’s Amended Executive Order 84-9 of November 30, 1984 and Section 153.59 and 153.591 of the Ohio Revised Code are applicable to this Bid Invitation and Project. The Contract awarded under this Invitation for Bids will require that mechanics and laborers be paid a prevailing rate of wage as required in Section 4115.06, Ohio Revised Code. 9572

Marcy Hof, Bernadette Nickley. Services were April 8 at St. Margaret Mary. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to Hospice House, Cape Coral, Fla.

Earl Johnson

Earl M. Johnson, 82, died March 23. Survived by wife Ruth Johnson; children Michael, Gary (Kathi), Debra Johnson, Rebecca (Jeff) Toney; stepdaughters Cynthia Murphy, Beth Eline; grandchildren Sean (Brittany), Megan, Kyle, Erin Conners, Chris, Jason (Lori) Huff; siblings Brooksie Miller, Jean Singleton, Johnny Johnson, Thelma Flannery. Services were March 29 at Gwen Mooney Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Middletown or Paws Adoption Animal Center.

Gus Kessler

August M. “Gus” Kessler, 79, died April 2. He worked for Coca-Cola. He was an Army veteran of Korea. Survived by children Ellen (Steve) Little, Eric (Kelli), Kirk (Kendal) Kessler; grandchildren Brittany, Mallory, Brendan, Matthew, Brian, Lauren, Christine, Michael, David, Madison, Keira, Jack; great-grandchildren Aubryanna, Camryn; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Patricia Kessler. Services were April 14 at St. Xavier Church. Arrangements by

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Mary Keyes

Mary Gibbemeyer Keyes, 81, Mount Healthy, died April 9. Survived by children Tim (Marilyn) Keyes, Charlene (Randy) Truman; grandchildren Melissa (Charlie), Amy (Daniel), Charlie (Michelle), Shawn (Jennifer), Joshua (Erin), Anthony, Andrea (Tom), Tommi (Cary), Mark, Paul; great-grandchildren Teagan, Amanda, Michael, Jadon, Sebastian, Nikola, Owen, Ava, Paxton, Baili. Preceded in death by husband Charles, son Marty. Services were April 15 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Services were April 17 at St. Simon the Apostle. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Juvenile Diabetes, 8041 Hosbrook Road, Suite 422, Cincinnati, OH 45236 or Down Syndrome Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 408, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Marilyn McAfee

Marilyn Ann McAfee, 58, Green Township, died April 10. She was an administrator for Procter & Gamble. Survived by siblings Mary (Rick)

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Edwin Lake

Edwin Lake, 69, died April 12. He was on the board of directors for Sharefax Credit Union. Survived by wife Janet Vornhagen Lake; children Bob Lake, Cindy (Jay) Parks; grandchildren Alex, Lynzie, Matthew, Kayla; siblings Daniel (Janet), Gary Lake, Karen (Jerry) Walker; brother-in-law William (Mary Claire) Vornhagen.

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From B7 Bryant, Hugh (Lee Hughes) McAfee; nephew Mack (Andrea) Bryant, niece Molly (Brad) Abbott; greataunt of Peyton Bryant, Richie Abbott. Preceded in death by parents Hugh, Nancy McAfee. Services were April 15 at Hope Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Sol-


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Paul Nesselhuf

Paul E. Nesselhuf, 64, Green Township, died April 11. Survived by wife Gayle Nesselhuf; daughter Debra (Rob) Lem-


Emerson Rainey

Emerson Anthony Rainey, 52, Green Township, died March 27. He worked for the United States Postal Service.

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Ethel M. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jakeâ&#x20AC;? Rittmeyer, 78, Colerain Township, died April 13. Survived by husband James Rittmeyer; daughters Kathy (Richard) Messinger, Nancy (John) Freshcorn; grandchildren Jenny (Brad) Fox, Laura (Joe) Dollenmeyer, Brian Freshcorn, Becky Messinger; four great-grandchildren. Visitation is 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Saturday April 17, service at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400 Cincinnati, OH 45249.

Harry Roth

Harry C. Roth, 89, Springfield Township, died April 12. He was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodges 3680 and 2193, and Valley of Cincinnati Scottish Rite 32nd Degree.


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Irene Williams Reddington, 57, Springfield Township, died April 8. Survived by husband Charles Reddington Sr.; children Charles II, Amanda Reddington; stepdaughter Melissa Jones; brothers Henry (Billie), Ted (Cheryl), Mike (Sandy), Rick (Lisa) Williams; 10 grandchildren. Services were April 13 at Paul R.

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Marsha Blum Strefelt, Springfield Township, died March 31. She was a teacher in the Mount Healthy City School District for over 17 years. Survived by sons Christopher (Kari), Matthew (Kim) Strefelt; grandchildren Kaitlynn, Sierra, Michael, Thomas, Madelyn, Ayden; father Martin (Constance) Blum; sister Candis (Paul) Wood. Preceded in death by husband Clifford Strefelt, mother Virginia Blum. Services were April 6 at Cedars of Lebanon Chapel, Spring Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: The Sharing Tree, c/o John Peters, 7700 Perry St., Mount Healthy, OH 45231.

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Esther Butchmann Thomas, 76, died April 8. Survived by husband Richard Thomas; children Kenneth (Pam), Reggie (Jackie), Jeff (Mary) Thomas, Lori (Mark) VonWahlde; sister Susan Mullen; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother Elmer Butchmann. Services were April 13 at St. Clair Chapel, Mercy Franciscan Terrace. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association or Mercy Franciscan Terrace.

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Joan Johnson Winters, 81, Springfield Township, died April 6. Survived by sons Thomas (Erin), William, Patrick (Marilyn), Paul (Judy), Michael (Chris) Winters; twin sister Jean Tierney; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Harry Winters, children Jimmy, Julie Ann Winters, Christina. Services were April 10 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Julie Ann Winters Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Earl Wuerth

Earl Charles Wuerth, 62, died April 9. He worked for the United States Postal Service. Survived by daughters Amber (Jason Jeannet), Ashley Wuerth; grandchildren Zachary, Nathan, Dylan; brother Robert (Lisa Biedenbach) Wuerth. Services were April 13 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

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Walter Rudolph â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wallyâ&#x20AC;? Zapf, 73, Green Township, died April 2. He worked for Procter & Gamble. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by children Jonathan (Lisa) Zapf, Heidi (Ed) Kurzhal; grandchildren Kathryn, Rachel Zapf, Nicholas, Leslie, Lynsey Kurzhals; sister Florence (the late Joseph) Faigle. Preceded in death by brother Joe Zapf. Services were April 6 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Freestore Foodbank, 1250 Tennessee Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Police reports Cincinnati District 5 Arrests/citations

Antwain Turner, born 1981, burglary, 5001 Hawaiian Terrace, April 6. William James Johnson, born 1988, theft under $300 and telecommunication harassment, 2508 Flanigan Court, April 7. Bruce McManis, born 1978, obstruction of official business and disorderly conduct, 2986 Highforest Lane, April 11. Jacinta Schwering, born 1986, disorderly conduct, obstruction of official business and resisting arrest, 2618 Chesterfield Court, April 11. Karima Salaama, born 1979, grand theft auto, 5412 Bahama Terrace, April 6. Lonnell Anderson, born 1972, aggravated menacing, 5730 Colerain Ave., April 5.

Juvenile male, 12, vandalism at 10021 Marino Drive, March 27. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 9690 Colerain Ave., April 2. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 9690 Colerain Ave., April 2.



Victim struck in the face at 2903 Banning Road, April 7. Victim struck in face at 9291 Wilcox Drive, March 27.


Residence entered at 9865 Dunraven Drive, April 5. Residence entered and DVDs, DVR,

struck at 8456 Chesswood Drive, April 5.

TV, laptop valued at $3,450 removed at 3363 Harry Lee Lane, March 28. Currency, camera, computer, jewelry valued at $1,750 removed at 11820 Wincanton Drive, April 2.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Twinview Lane, April 5.


Criminal damaging

Vehicle scratched at 3233 Springdale Road, April 6. Gate broken at 9885 Dunraven, March 31. Tire slashed at 2909 Banning Road, April 1. Rear window damaged at 10262 Chippenham Court, March 28. Window damaged at 3464 Spring-

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dale Road, April 7. Lawn damaged at 5999 Dry Ridge Road, April 3.

Criminal damaging, assault

Front door damaged and victim

License plate removed from vehicle at 8101 Colerain Ave., April 5. Stereo of unknown value removed from vehicle at 9101 Colerain Ave., April 5. Battery of unknown value removed from vehicle at 10730 E. Miami River Road, April 2. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 3461 Joseph

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Road, March 27. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., April 1. Reported at 9812 Colerain Ave., April 6. Vehicle entered and firearm of unknown value removed at 9922 Crusader Drive, April 5. $800 in jewelry removed at 10091 Windswept Lane, April 3. Blackberry valued at $200 removed at 9450 Colerain Ave., April 5. Merchandise of unknown value

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Incidents Aggravated robbery

2513 Flanigan Court, April 7.

Breaking and entering

2516 Flanigan Court, April 6. 2524 Flanigan Court, April 6. 2618 Chesterfield Court, April 8. 5684 Colerain Ave., April 3. 5804 Monfort Hills Ave., April 2.


5001 Hawaiian Terrace, April 5.


Reported on Colerain Ave., April 4.


2568 W. North Bend Road, April 3. 5370 Bahama Terrace, April 6. 5419 Kirby Ave., April 4. 5545 Colerain Ave., April 7.

Vehicle theft

5319 Eastknoll Court, April 8. 5412 Bahama Terrace, April 4.

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Steven Bosch, 25, 7230 Creekview, obstructing official business at 7230 Creekview Drive, March 18. Michael Cornes, 19, 3366 Alexis Road, disorderly conduct at 10028 Marino, April 2. Oliverio Gutierrez-Mejia, 25, 5317 Aster Park, obstructing official business at 10960 Hamilton Ave., April 3. James Henzerling, 44, 10757 Sunliner Court, criminal damaging at 10757 Sunliner Court, April 4. Kyle Hogeback, 28, 4450 Springdale Road, disorderly conduct at 7248 Austin Woods , April 1. Bethany Hopper, 20, 5032 Craig Ave., theft at 1000 Sycamore, March 30. Tyler Huerkamp, 18, 894 Murle, underage consumption at Galbraith Road and Cheviot Road, April 5. Natalie Lee, 28, 1040 Groesbeck, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., April 3. Jack Mercz, 43, 3643 Vernier, disorderly conduct at 8500 Colerain Ave., March 31. Adam Mesman, 25, 2796 Hazelton Court, drug abuse at 2805 Wheatfield Drive, April 7. Michael Ridder, 28, 217 W. 12Th , criminal trespassing at 3112 Springdale Road, March 29. Mark Rinier, 32, 7230 Creekview, obstructing official business, drug paraphernalia, drug possession at 7320 Creekview Drive, March 18. Carrie Schille, 22, 1402 Hazelgrove Drive, drug possession at 1402 Hazel Grove Drive, April 7. Kenny Sherrer, 21, 2610 Niagara Street, drug possession at 2610 Niagara , April 5. Richard Sprague, 59, 9629 Dunraven Drive, operating motor vehicle impaired at Dry Ridge Road and Colerain Ave., April 3. Caralyn Vanaman, 41, 6601 Flagstone Court, disorderly conduct at 8590 Colerain Ave., April 1. Ann Marie Ward, 18, 5672 Springdale Road, domestic violence at 5672 Springdale Road, April 7. Casey Weddle, 18, 8761 Cheviot Road, underage consumption at 3600 Galbraith Road, April 5. Bethany Wilson, 28, 769 Deerfield Road, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., March 31. Michael Winfield, 39, 3262 Nandale, disorderly conduct at Colerain Avenue and West Galbraith Road, April 8. Juvenile female, 14, breaking and entering at 6266 Cheviot Road, April 1. Juvenile female, 11, breaking and entering at 6266 Cheviot Road, April 1. Juvenile male, 17, drug abuse at 4737 Springdale Road, March 19.

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On the record

April 21, 2010



removed from store at 9345 Colerain Ave., April 2. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 9251 Colerain Ave., April 2. Vehicle removed at 7760 Eagle creek Road, April 3.

Criminal damaging

Green Township


Robert Butler, 19, 3637 Borden St., drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs at 5622 Lawrence Road, April 6. Thomas A. Feller, 37, 3072 Neisel Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest at 2948 Topichills Drive, April 7. Leah M. Russell, 29, 3395 Mayfair Ave., theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., April 9. Matthew R. Hale, 29, 615 Fairbanks Ave., theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., April 9. Jenny R. Dattilo, 27, 3408 Mirror Lane, assault at 6303 Harrison Ave., April 11. James Durham, 60, 5623 Jessup Road, domestic violence at 5623 Jessup Road, April 10. Audriana R. Getz, 20, 145 First St., domestic violence and criminal damaging at 6792 Harrison Ave. No. 39, April 11. Juvenile, 12, assault at 3144 Blue Rock Road, April 11. Juvenile, 13, assault at 3144 Blue Rock Road, April 11.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

Suspect armed with a firearm robbed victim of money at 3835 Race Road, April 9.


Suspect punched victim in the face at 5400 Edalbert Drive, April 7. Suspect assaulted victim on school bus at 2778 Falcon Bridge Drive, April 7.

Breaking and entering

Bed, two dressers, shelf, furnace, water meter and copper piping stolen from home at 4167 Quakerhill Drive, April 5. Four purses, nine DVDs and money stolen from home at 5206 Relluk No. 2, April 7. Two necklaces, two bracelets and a set of patio furniture stolen from home at 3355 Algus Lane, April 8.

Two MP3 players, two digital cameras, camcorder, digital scanner, two televisions, flash drive, six digital converter boxes and a san disk stolen from Radio Shack at 6132 Colerain Ave., April 4. Computer and two pairs of shoes stolen from storage unit at Public Storage at 3220 Westbourne Drive, April 5. Air compressor, engine hoist, two boat motor stands and a washing tank stolen from storage unit at Attic Storage at 5492 Muddy Creek, April 7.

Outside mirror broken and tire slashed on vehicle at 6228 Cheviot Road, April 4. Eggs thrown on vehicle causing damage to paint at 4031 Drew Ave., April 5. Eggs thrown on three vehicles causing damage to paint at Elkwater Court and Werk Ridge Drive, April 5. Eggs thrown on two vehicles causing damage to paint at 4031 Wildcherry Court, April 5. Rocks thrown through four windows on home at 5477 Edalbert Drive, April 8. Business sign damaged at American Self Storage at 5151 Glencrossing Way, April 4. Landscaping block removed from home’s yard and busted in street at 5409 Leumas Drive, April 8. Graffiti spray-painted on baseball dugout, fence and field at La Salle High School at 3091 North Bend Road, April 9. Dashboard damaged in vehicle at 6510 Glenway Ave., April 10. Vehicle driven through home’s front lawn at 3953 Ebenezer Road, April 10. Window broken on home’s door at 5606 Northglen Road, April 11.

Criminal mischief

Egg thrown on vehicle at 5493 Nighthawk Drive, April 7.

Domestic dispute

Argument between man and woman at Harrison Avenue, April 4. Argument between man and woman at Harrison Avenue, April 5. Argument between spouses at Moonridge Drive, April 7. Argument between spouses at Reubel Place, April 7. Argument between man and woman at Hearne Road, April 11.

Domestic violence

Physical altercation between man and woman at Wellington Chase Court, April 4.


Hunting clothes and equipment stolen from storage unit in laundry room at 6648 Hearne Road No. 220, March 31. Purse and contents stolen from lock-



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er at Oak Hills High School at 3200 Ebenezer Road, April 1. Debit card, 15 CDs and a parking pass stolen from vehicle at 5601 Sprucewood Drive, April 1. Car stereo and 25 CDs stolen from vehicle at 5140 Sumter Ave., April 1. CD/DVD player, keys and GPS stolen from vehicle at 5683 Cheviot Road, April 2. Laptop computer, GPS, assorted text books and a back pack stolen from vehicle at 3640 Neiheisel Ave., April 2. T-shirt, shorts, two pool sticks, set of golf clubs, four baseball gloves, 100 softballs and three gym bags stolen from vehicle at 6646 Hearne Road, April 5. Computer modem stolen from home at 3564 Robroy Ave. No. 4, April 5. Stereo and an outdoor heater stolen from home’s patio at 5572 Edger Drive, April 6. Vehicle stolen from home’s driveway at 7650 Bridge Point Drive, April 7. Cell phone and money stolen from vehicle at 4227 Turf Lane, April 7. Pack of Matchbox cars and set of Power Rangers stolen from Toys R Us at 6251 Glenway Ave., April 7. CD case and 20 CDs stolen from vehicle at 3395 Algus Lane, April 7. Digital camcorder stolen from home at 5912 Northglen Road, April 8. Handgun stolen from vehicle at 3518 Constitution Court, April 8. Car stereo faceplate and a flashlight stolen from vehicle at 3808 Chatwood Court, April 8. GPS stolen from vehicle at 6417 Visitation Drive, April 8. GPS, money and a gift card stolen from vehicle at 2987 Orchard Knoll Court, April 9. Printer, GPS and power cord stolen from vehicle at 5718 Beechgrove Lane, April 9. GPS stolen from vehicle at 6820 Perinwood Drive, April 9. Money stolen from cash register at Taco Bell at 6430 Glenway Ave., April 10.

Theft by deception

Two suspects cashed three checks written on closed accounts at Marathon Gas at 6050 Cheviot Road, April 9.

Springfield Township Arrests/citations

Aimee Alsip, 31, 4738 Doberrer Ave., obstructing official business at Winton Road, March 26.


Juvenile, 110, domestic violence at 8900 block of Daly Road, March 27. Juvenile, 110, carrying concealed weapon at 8700 block of Desoto Drive, March 27. Joseph Herzog, 43, 680 Bridle Path Drive, disorderly conduct at West Galbraith & Daly roads, March 28. Three Juveniles, 110, criminal trespassing at 7400 block of Winton Road, March 27. Jacob Huenagel, 18, 6581 Kirkland Ave., menacing at 7800 block of Kirkland Ave., March 28. Dujane Todd, 24, 576 Martin Luther King Drive, receiving stolen property at 800 block of West Galbraith Road, April 2. Stephanie Feltzner, 32, 6300 Daly Road, assault at 6300 Daly Road, April 4. Brian Klenk, 33, 5041 Wesley Ave., theft at 11952 Hamilton Ave., April 3. Ashley Sears, 18, 8775 Cabot Drive, domestic violence at 8775 Cabot Drive, April 3. Richard Ridde, 28, 217 W. 12Th St., criminal trespassing at 9600 block of Gertrude Lane, April 3. Lamar Graves, 23, 1556 Meredith Drive, theft, criminal trespassing at 1556 Meredith Drive, April 1. Juvenile, assault at 1805 Miles Road, March 31. Juvenile, assault at 1917 Miles Road, March 31. Robert Harris, 21, domestic violence at 8200 block of Galbraith Pointe Lane, March 31. Robert Jones, 50, 10829 Maplehill Drive, assault at 10829 Maplehill Drive, March 31. Valencia Moore, 21, 5235 Holland Drive, carrying concealed weapon at 8400 block of Winton Road, March 31. John Turrietta, 31, theft at 10891 Hamilton Ave., March 30. Two Juveniles, assault, disorderly conduct at 2046 Adams Road, March 29. Gerri Graham, 44, 8847 Cabot Drive, theft, disorderly conduct at 9100 block of Winton Road, March 30. Lucas Hunter, 22, 10928 Birchridge Drive, disorderly conduct at 10928 Birchridge Drive, April 10. Juvenile, disorderly conduct at 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, April 9. Kenneth Norman, 49, 51 Aspen Court, drug possession at 6200 block of Simpson Avenue, April 9. Jerome Thomas, 55, 2029 First Ave., drug possession at 6200 block of Simpson Avenue, April 9. Danny Mason, 54, 2511 Lincoln Ave., theft at 10800 block of


Hamilton Avenue, April 10. Alphonso Allen, 24, 8678 Mockingbird Lane, drug trafficking, drug possession, driving under suspension at Daly Road, April 10. Four Juveniles, disorderly conduct at 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, April 7. Delaquan Harvey, 23, 2159 Roosevelt Ave., drug possession at Betts and Innes avenues, April 8. Dylan Tuttle, 25, 8553 Daly Road, drug possession, drug trafficking at 8553 Daly Road, April 6.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

Juvenile reported jewelry, cell phone stolen at gunpoint at 6200 block of Betts Avenue, March 26.

Attempted theft

Sunoco reported incident at 10960 Hamilton Ave., March 30.

Breaking and entering

Maverick's Sports Cards reported money stolen at 8522 Winton Road, March 31.


Woman reported computer stolen at 2131 Roosevelt Ave., April 4.

Criminal damaging

Woman reported vehicle damaged at 10856 Ruth Ave., March 31. 11926 Cedarcreek Drive woman reported vehicle damaged at Deerhorn and Forester drives, April 7. Man reported retaining wall damaged at 7537 View Place Drive, April 9. Woman reported vehicle damaged at 8728 Grenada Drive, April 9.

Criminal simulation

Sally's Beauty Supply reported receiving counterfeit $5 at 8509 Winton Road, March 26.


Key Bank reported money stolen at 8457 Winton Road, April 9.


Amazon Beauty Supply reported merchandise stolen at 6521 Winton Road, March 27. Man reported grill stolen from yard at 8639 Zodiac Drive, March 26. Brentwood Bowl reported money stolen at 9176 Winton Road, March 26. Man reported debit card used at 8687 Cavalier Drive, April 8. Amazon Beauty Supply reported $100 in merchandise stolen at 6521 Winton Road, April 7. Burger King reported money stolen at 8749 Winton Road, April 8. Man reported gun stolen at 6773 Golfway Drive, April 6. Shell reported receiving counterfeit money at 8151 Winton Road, April 10.


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