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The Northwest Local School District board of education eliminated 51 positions as it cut $3.2 million from the district’s budget last week as the board and administration try to offset losses in revenue and increases in costs to the district. Superintendent Richard Glatfelter, at the April 25 board meeting, said the cuts include 34 classroom teachers: 18 at the elementary level, nine at the middle school level, five high school and two performing arts teachers. There will be 14 classified positions eliminated: one office assis-

tant, three custodians, nine instructional aides and one maintenance person. Three administration positions will also be cut. Glatfelter said the result will be larger class sizes by two or three students in grades one through five, fewer electives and sections of electives and several hundred more students in study halls. He said of the 51 positions being cut, 32 will be through attrition. Employees retiring or leaving for other jobs won't be replaced. He said that, at this time, the reduction means 19 teachers will lose their jobs “We are taking advantage of every resignation and retirement

to eliminate as many cuts as possible,” he said. In addition to the cuts in personnel, the district is cutting summer programs, and is shifting some general fund expenses to the permanent improvement fund, which reduces the general fund expenditures by about $250,000. The district will also raise the fee to rent district facilities for outside groups, decrease the number of approved professional leaves, delay the purchase of textbooks and reduce the number of districtfunded field trips. The district also plans to cut costs by reducing the number of building and department chairpersons, and coaches.

Glatfelter said the district already had planned for $1.3 million in cuts in its five-year forecast and cut an additional $1.8 million as the district works to balance its budget. He said additional cost reductions will have to be made, and the district will have to discuss additional revenue, as well. Board President Pam Detzel said the cuts made by the board tonight are permanent. “As hard as these cuts were, we'll have to make even deeper cuts next year without additional funds,” she said. “We need our parents and staff to get involved and start attending meetings so they know what is going on.”

Alumni group selling rescued yearbooks By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Nominations open May 4

The Community Press will start accepting nominations for its third annual Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest starting Wednesday, May 4. The nomination period will be Wednesday, May 4, through Monday, May 16. The ballots will be online Friday, May 20, and run until midnight Monday, June 6. For more details, see the story in this week’s sports section

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The Mount Healthy Alumni Association is selling memories. A cache of Mount Healthy High School year books, the Zem Zem, was rescued from the old high school building as it’s being prepared for demolition. The alumni association is selling the old books and splitting the proceeds with the current Zem Zem program. Bev Spellmeyer, a former member of the Mount Healthy Board of Education, urged school officials to save the stacks of yearbooks on shelves at the old high school when it closed. “She told us we didn’t want to lose those,” board member Steve Harness said. He added that the media center at the high school has almost a full set, the Mount Healthy Historical Society has a full set and there is close to a full set in the alumni office. He said 1971 graduate Sharon Wingerson Naderman is working with the Mount Healthy Historical Society to put all of the Zem Zems online. In a storeroom at the new high school, shelves are stacked with the books stretching all the way back to 1929. Flipping through the books, you see familiar names such as Matthew Duvall, memories of years gone by, wars fought and ended, and triumphs long forgotten. Hair styles and hemlines bob up and down. Prices just go up. The pictures, memories and even the advertisements in the year books are a collected history of the community. The former students, so young on the pages, grew into mayors,

Looking for yearbooks

The Zem Zem collection in the media center at the Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School is missing volumes from 1930, 1949, 1983 and 1988. If you have Zem Zems from those years you would like to donate, contact Rose Kashar at 522-1612. board members and teachers, all bound together in the books that trace their high school years. From the pages of Zem Zem’s first edition in 1929, authors

invite readers to “Come! Refresh thyself at the well of memory! Drink the water of the holy well of Zem Zem and live again those happy days at Mt. Healthy High.” Named after an Arabian well, Zem Zem grew from a collection of student pictures to documenting real-life events. The yearbook won awards, including gold medals from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. “Someone may get some value from these,” Harness said, gesturing to the shelves. “At the open house, we had people asking about buying old

yearbooks. Maybe they didn’t think it was important to buy one at the time. Maybe they did buy one, and it just got lost over the years. It seems some years there were a lot of extra books, other years, not so many,” he added. “But we have some sets, and there is no purpose to keeping them all. If someone can get value out of these, that’s wonderful.” The old yearbooks will sell for $10 each. Contact Rose Kashar at rkashar@mthcs.org or call her at 522-1612. For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/coleraintownship.

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Steve Harness, a Mount Healthy City School District Board of Education member and Mount Healthy High School graduate with the class of 1971, looks through back issues of the high school yearbook, “Zem Zem.” The old books are being sold and the profits will be split between the Alumni Association and the yearbook program.

The Hamilton County Engineer’s Office is scrambling to repair two landslides that have closed roads in Colerain Township. The slides are on Hanley Road between Sheed and Blue Rock Road and at 9777 Weik Road, about 1,500 feet south of Dry Ridge Road. Hamilton County Chief Deputy Engineer Ted Hubbard said the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners has approved

using emergency measures to repair the slides, which happened April 25 due to near-record rainfalls saturating the ground. “Part of the problem is our geology. We have silty, sandy clays that get wet and when it gets wet, it gets heavy and slick and that causes it to slip,” he said. “It’s a bad combination.” Hubbard said the engineer’s office has been watching the Weik Road slide area because it was identified as a potential trouble spot. “We have 50 or 55 sites we always watch and Weik was on it.

In fact, it was scheduled for work this year,” Hubbard said. “This just rushes the time line. We have an emergency here and we’re working on it.” The Weik Road project will require a retaining wall and Hubbard said the slide also involves the water main. “You can see the hydrant there is bending,” he said. “So there will be water main work, as well.” Hubbard said water erosion at the bottom of the Hanley Road slope contributed to the slide problem there.

The emergency measure approved by the commissioners means the engineer’s office can sidestep the competitive bid process. Hubbard said the Weik work estimate is about $150,000. The Hanley Road slide repair estimate is about $60,000. Hubbard said he hopes to have the contractors selected by the end of next week and is hopeful work can begin before mid-May. “We want these repaired as soon as possible.”


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Heritage Girl works for God and Country By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Rachel Whitehurst is earning her stripes this spring. The 17-year-old Colerain High School junior is coordi-

nating construction of a Victory Garden at Struble Elementary School as part of her American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes Award, the organization’s highest honor. The award includes badge work, religious award

recognition, and service with an emphasis on leadership. It’s equivalent to an Eagle Scout Award earned by Boy Scouts of America. Girls are expected to spend at least 100 hours in leadership on their project.

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A fat green notebook carefully spells out each step taken, each hurdle overcome as Whitehurst has prepared her project for the actual work this spring and summer. Gathering volunteers. Raising funds. Planning the garden. She got the idea from a U.S. history class, talking about the Victory Gardens from World War II. Whitehurst, who wants to be a life-science teacher, said the Veggies to Victory project, as she has named it, really appeals to her because it’s hands-on learning for the students. And teachers can continue to use it as a hands-on learning opportunity in the years to come. But that’s later. Right now the garden is rows of seedlings being started and cared for by Whitehurst. The project will build 36 raised beds between two wings of the building. Each bed measures 4 feet by 4 feet. Volunteers will build them Saturday, May 7. On Saturday, May 21, the beds will be filled with dirt and the paths will be mulched. She said each class gets to vote on what vegetables they want to grow. Volunteers from Colerain High School will come to Struble and teach the elementary school students how to transplant the seedlings and care for them. Over the summer, volunteer students and staff will tend the garden and harvest the produce. Then in the fall, Whitehurst will finish the project with a work day to close the beds and ready the garden for winter. She chose Struble because that’s where she went to elementary school. Whitehurst says teachers at the school will be able to use the garden to teach about everything from history – how victory gardens were planted during World Wars I and II – to teaching the growth cycles of plants. “This is an ongoing project,” she said. “In September, after the last phase, I plan to turn it over to the school’s garden club. As the project leader, I’ll be helping the kids both after school and throughout the entire summer.” The garden is no small

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Rachel Whitehurst, 17, a Colerain High School junior, is an American Heritage Girl who is working to earn her organization’s highest honor, the Stars and Stripes Award.

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If you would like to provide monetary support for Whitehurst’s Stars and Stripes project, you can mail your donation to White Oak Christian Church, 3675 Blue Rock Road, Cincinnati, OH., 45247. Please make checks payable to: AHG Troop OH 3739 and be sure to note that your donation is for the “Whitehurst Star and Stripes Project.” You can sponsor a bed in the garden for $25. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help build the victory garden Saturday, May 7, please send an email to data@ahgonline.org. undertaking, but neither is the pursuit of the Stars and Stripes. The first requirement, which is to earn the Dolly Madison award, took more than a year. She says her group of American Heritage Girls, Troop 3739, is now at the Patriot level. It’s seven girls who all want to complete their senior year in the organization; one other girl is working on her Stars and Stripes award. Once her service project is finished, there will be a board of review, where she will present her project and offer her evidence that she has fulfilled all the requirements. The awards are bestowed at a Stars and Stripes Award Ceremony. Her mom, Caroline Whitehurst, is also her troop leader. She says it’s a differ-

ent role to stand back and allow Rachel to be in charge. “I am really proud to watch the leadership she has been learning over 11 years in American Heritage Girls to pay off,” she said. Struble Elementary Principal Claudia Farmer says she and the building staff are excited about the project. “She is very organized, and has done a great job with the plans and drawings. We were happy to have her do the project here … she’s home-grown, so to speak, and a lot of her former teachers remembered her. I think it’s a great project and I know our staff are going to support it.” For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/ coleraintownship.

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day, May 21. Volunteers should gather at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road, at 8:30 a.m. for light breakfast and job assignments. Colerain Township Zoning Administrator Susan Roschke says the ground is too wet to walk on or set up ladders. Check the township’s Sharing Hope webpage at www.coleraintwp.org/zHop e.cfm for up-to-date information or to sign up to help. “While we do have projects and volunteers lined up, there is room for more,” Roschke said. She added that if anyone missed the deadlines, they can sign up now. There is no need to sign up again for the new date if you already signed up for the April 30 project. You can contact Roschke at sroschke@coleraintwp.org if you need additional information or to sponsor part of the project. Funds or in-kind donations are needed for outdoor paint, lumber, concrete, and gravel. All donations are tax deductible.


News BRIEFLY The Colerain Township Republican Club and the Green Township Republican Club will sponsor their annual Steak and Fish Fry from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Colerain Township Community Center 4200 Springdale Road. Tickets are $25 per person. RSVP by Tuesday, May 10, to Michael Harlow at 5434981 or send an email to mharlow210@gmail.com.

Mom prom

Moms can celebrate Mother's Day by enjoying a special evening with their sons at Colerain Township's "Mom Prom." It will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.) Saturday, May 7, at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. The event, which will feature a DJ, dancing, pizza, dessert and a flower for mom, is open to boys ages four and up and their mothers, grandmothers or other mother figures. Tickets are $12 per person for Colerain Township residents. Non-resident tickets (if available) will be $15 per person. Those wishing to sit with other couples should purchase their tickets together. For more information, call 741-8802.

Free light bulbs

Here’s a bright idea: free light bulbs. Duke Energy is giving away energy-saving bulbs so consumers can see how they well they work. Duke officials say the new bulbs: last up to 10 times longer than a standard bulb, meaning you’ll replace bulbs far less often. Officials said the new bulbs provide the same amount of light as a standard bulb but use about 75 percent less energy. This can help cut electric bills – about $30 over the lifetime of each bulb. To see if you’re eligible for free bulbs, call 1-800-943-7585 (press Option 1) or visit www. dukeenergy.com/freecfls2.

Monfort community association meets

The Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. Guest speaker is Pat Kowalski, president and CEO of Mercy Hospital Western Hills, who update the development of the new Mercy Hospital medical campus. In his presentation, Kowal-

ski will show the most recent design sketches and provide some details about the hospital’s “green” roof, which will be one of the largest in Ohio.

Bacon day at Reds

Roger Bacon students, family and friends plan a night at the Great American Ballpark on Wednesday, May 18, for the Reds vs. Pittsburgh game starting at 7:10 p.m. Roger Bacon Reds fans will meet prior to the game at 6:45 p.m. in the fan zone, and proceed to the right field porch for the singing of the National Anthem by Roger Bacon class of 1997 grad Patrick Clark. Cost is $16 per ticket in the Sun/Moondeck section and can be purchased by sending a check payable to the Roger Bacon Alumni Association. Mail check to Sue Huerkamp, RB Advancement Office, 4320 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45217 by May 13. Questions? Call 641-1313.

Saying thanks

The Hamilton County Park District would like to say thank you to Hamilton County residents for their continued visitation and support of the parks. Upcoming appreciation days are set for June 1, July 1 and Aug. 1. All have been designated as Free Firsts. During those appreciation days, county residents can enjoy free entry into a Hamilton County Park without the need for a Motor Vehicle Permit. Each day will include many free and discounted activities. For a list of free or discounted activities, go to www.GreatParks.org/freefirsts.

the ages of 3 to 13, the program will feature a pizza lunch, an ice cream sundae bar and out-of-the-ordinary games like Mommy Mummy, Human Tic-Tac-Toe, Kleenex Kraze, and The Bearded Lady. The program begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 1:30 p.m. This event is non-refundable. Check-in will be held at the Grove Banquet Hall. Most games will be held outdoors, so please dress accordingly. In case of rain, all activities will be held indoors at The Grove Banquet Hall.

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The Marietta College Concert Choir under the direction of Daniel Monek will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2014 Springdale Road, as a part of its annual spring tour. Admission to the concert is free. The Concert Choir is one of five choral ensembles at Marietta College and one of the college’s oldest organizations. This auditioned group of 32 singers is composed entirely of members of the student body representing every academic

division and nearly every major at Marietta College. This year’s tour program, entitled Due West, features a variety of works representing a selection of classic and contemporary choral literature. The program will consist of works by a variety of American composers including Stephen Chatman’s four-work set entitled “Due West” which explores among other a vocal representation of sounds associated with the journey west and the Four Pastorales for oboe and choir by Cecil

Effinger which sets the poetry of Thomas Hornsby Ferril. Also included are works by J.S. Bach, Cipriano de Rore, and a variety of American composers. According to director, Dr. Daniel Monek, the “program through its combination of folk song, classic choral literature, and poignant contemporary texts provides an eclectic evening that is sure to both inspire and entertain.” For further information, please contact the department of music at 740-3764696.

Save the date

Mark Saturday, June 18, on your calendar for the Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association’s 13th annual Summer Garden Tour. Five gardens are on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The association also offers a plant sale offering a variety of flowers and plants at bargain prices, and handcrafted artwork and other goods offered by local artisans.

Registration is now under way for the inaugural Mother Son Picnic in Springfield Township. The picnic will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Grove’s picnic area, 9150 Winton Road. Registration for the Mother Son Picnic Fun event is available online at www. springfieldtwp.org/mothersonpicnic.cfm. Participants may also call 522-1410 to register and mail a check to Springfield Township. Tickets are only available in advance, $25 per resident couple or $28 per non-resident couple and $6 for each additional son. Organizers say the picnic will be a fun-filled, actionpacked afternoon of games, food and teamwork. Designed for Moms with sons between

REAL ESTATE THIS WEEK By Mark Schupp

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Buying a home is arguably one of the largest purchases a person will make. It can also be one of the most stressful. Individuals take quite a financial leap when buying a home. Even after careful consideration of funds and budgeting, it’s easy to become overextended. A home warranty can take some of the bite out of unexpected expenses. Although home buyers are urged to hire an inspector and check a property and structure from top to bottom before signing on the dotted line, a home inspector cannot foresee everything that may crop up after a person moves into a home. “When my home inspector reviewed the property he found only minor things that needed attention,” says Jeannine in New Jersey. “After Imoved in, we shortly learned that the crawl space had flooding issues that would require a lot of money to fix properly.” Home warranties can be a smart investment that take some of the financial pressure off of new homeowners. They can also be negotiated into the sale terms of the home so that the seller is responsible for providing the warranty to the new buyer. Home warranties do not negate the need for homeowner’s insurance, but they can add protection against large monetary pay-outs to repair many items around the house. Policies may differ as to specific coverage, but most home warranties will cover major systems of the home, such as heating/cooling, plumbing, electrical, as well as certain appliances. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 30 years and is a Certified Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation.

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Interested in summer volleyball and fall soccer? Signup for your sport at the White Oak Athletic Club by going to www.woac.org. Or you can sign up in person from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, or 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Haubner field in White Oak, at the end of White Oak Drive.

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Northwest school youth tennis program deadline May 6 Kids in the Northwest Local School District can come out swinging on the tennis courts this summer, as the Northwest Mughty Knights Youth Team Tennis program returns to Northwest High School. The season will be played Tuesday nights beginning May 31 and running through July 19. The program features the QuickStart Tennis play format, which uses age-appropriate equipment and courts scaled to the size of the players, making the game accessible to smaller play-

ers. This year, there will also be a Midwest Futures program for players transitioning between beginners and intermediate in grades six through eight. The kindergarten through grade five program will be from 6 to 7 p.m. The Futures program youngsters will play from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. All practice and matches will be played at Northwest High School, 10761 Pippin Road. Cost for the program is $60 per player. Register at www.MidwestTeamTennis.c

om. The deadline for registration for the Northwest Mighty Knights Tennis program is Friday, May 6. Fred Hunt, who organizes the United States Tennis Association program says this is a “hard deadline.” The K-five program fee includes a uniform shirtm foam ball, and an ageappropriate tennis racquet. The Futures fee includes a T-shirt, one can of Green Dot balls - an age-appropriate tennis Racquet. Both fees include a one-year USTA Junior Membership.

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The Northwest Mighty Knights Tennis Program has a May 6 registration deadline. Hunt says parental participation is necessary to the success of this program. The Midwest Youth Team Tennis program will provide training to those parents selected as volunteer coaches. The program is also offering the opportunity to reduce fees by referring other students to the program. This year, Hunt is piloting a “referral rebate” program. Have your child’s friends sign up this year and

enter your child’s name in the “Please recommend a friend you would like to play with” field on the registration. This rebate only applies to named returning players on registrations of new players. For each new registrant that names your child, you will receive a $5 rebate, with a limit of 12 rebates per player. If you recruit 12 new

players, your entire $60 registration would be rebated to you - making it free. Rebates will be paid by check in June. The rebate applies for both programs and can only be claimed if your child registers and is named during online registration by the new player. For information, contact Hunt at tennis@northwestmightyknights.com or 513851-1902.

Monastery discusses Four Noble Truths GSL Buddhist Monastery in Colerain Township will host a month-long teaching on the Four Noble Truths, a fundamental point of Buddhist philosophy, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, during the Introduction to Buddhism course, at the GSL Buddhist Monastery, 3046 Pavlova Drive, Colerain Township. The course will be featured every Friday during May. There is no RSVP required or a requirement to attend all classes. The class-

es are free. At the heart of the Dharma – the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha – are the Four Noble Truths: • The Reality of Suffering, • The Cause of Suffering, • The Cessation of Suffering, • The Path to the Cessation of Suffering. This simple yet profound teaching explains that every living being experiences suffering, it is something all have in common. The

source of this suffering is no great mystery, but it does take some effort to understand the reasons for our pain. With that understanding it is possible to see how people can take an active part in ending their own pain, pointing to efforts toward a path that will make it possible to eliminate all suffering. For more information, call 265-5432, email gsl@ ganden.org or go to www. dgtlmonastery.org.

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McAuley High School welcomed home alumna Carolyn Kramer Washburn, class of 1980, March 2 for a breakfast and school tour. Washburn is the vice president and editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the McAuley community was happy that she found the time to reconnect to her alma mater and visit with some of her former teachers. Joining her for breakfast were: three Sisters of Mercy, Sister Amadeus Richter, Sister Perpetua Overbeck, and Sister Marjorie Rudemiller; McAuley President Cheryl Sucher; Principal Christopher Pastura; Pam Vissing, English teacher and McMoments editor; Brigitte Foley, Director of Development; Kathy Dietrich, Director of Admissions and Public Relations; seniors, Katy Flanigan and Carley Powell, Student Council co-presidents; and senior Kelley

Namaky, who was named the Ohio Center for Broadcasting's Broadcast Idol and who also works on McAuley's newspaper, McMoments. The newspaper has been online since September 2010 and can be viewed under the Student Life tab of McAuley's website, www.mcauleyhs.net. Washburn, who grew up in Green Township, enjoyed sharing how she got her start in journalism with the encouragement of her McAuley English teacher Peg Siegmund. Sister Amadeus, who was principal at the time, helped Washburn get into the Summer High School Journalism Institute at Indiana University. That opportunity led Washburn to an IU journalism degree and eventual newspaper work in Florida, Arizona, Michigan, New York, Idaho and Iowa.

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Joining Carolyn Washburn, vice president and editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer, are from left are Carley Powell, Katy Flanigan, Cheryl Sucher, Sister Perpetua Overbeck, Sister Marjorie Rudemiller, Washburn, Sister Amadeus Richter, Christopher Pastura and Kelley Namaky.

COLLEGE CORNER Dean’s list

The following students were named to the winter quarter dean’s list at the University of Cincinnati: Kristen Abercrombie, Deshon Able, Tammi Acree, Dominic Addai, Jena Akers, Tess Alexander, Joseph Allen, Alexander Allendorf, Kathryn Amann, Jennifer Amato, Mark Amend, Lucas Ankney, Samuel Appiagyei, Mark Aquino, Ryan Arthur, John Asquith, Natalee Atkins, Michelle Baab, Cara Bachman, Jessica Backscheider, Denis Bailey, Kassi Bailey, Brandon Baker, Charles Balcom, Nathaniel Ballinger, Evan Banzhaf, Carson Barnes, Samuel J Barnhorst, Kymbre Barrett, Jennifer Bartz, Sara Baumgartner, Dalya Baxter, Ashley Beck, Meredith Beckenhaupt, Hannah Becker, James Becker, Lara Becker, Mitchell Beckman, Blair Bedinghaus, Kristen Bedinghaus, Carla Belcher, Rachael Belz, Jillian Benson, Michael Berling, Nicholas Bikas, Stephanie Billinghurst, Lauren Bischak, Roberta Bishop, Nathan Blanton, Melissa Blum, Devon Blythe, Melissa Bodner, Aimee Boeddeker, Sarah Boggio, David Bohman, Jennifer Bole, Kevin Bole, Victoria Bolig, Kyle Bollin, Craig Bollmer, Maalik Bomar, Emily Bonati, Stacy Bond, Kelly Boone, Judy Bosley, Michelle Bourgeois, Holly Boyd, Leroy Brazile, Sarah Brenner, Brandi Brewer, Michael Brinck, Michelle Brinck, Maria Broerman, Laura Brothers, Anthony Brown, Benjamin Brown, Gerald Brown, Troy Brummel, Matthew Bruner, Tiffany Bryant, Zachary Bryant, Amanda Budke, Kelly Buller, Angelina Bunch, Kathryn Burger, Michelle Burke, Christopher Burket, Benjamin Burwinkel, Scott Buschelman, Kimberly Cahalane, Kassie Calahan, David Campbell, Davina Campbell, Andrew Candelaresi, Phuong Cao, Erin Carpenter, Sarah Carpenter, Michael Carr, Donald Carraher, Anastasia Carrier, Bradley Carroll, Benjamin Carson, Brittany Carter, Rebecca Caspersz, Michelle Castleman, Lindsay Cator, Megan Chapman, Joyce Chattams, Taylor Chubb, Anthony Cimino, Curtis Ciolino, Christopher Clark, Kelly Clark, Tiara Clark, Bradley Clevenger, Breanna Cobbs, Alexander Collins, Alicia Collins, Rebecca Collins, Susan Collins, Damien Coman, Susan Combs, Montiel Cook, Christopher Cooper, April Corcoran, Dominic Costanzo, William Cousett, Benjamin Cramer, Casey Croslin, Kyle Cross, Daniel Crowell, Anna Damcevski, Megan Damcevski, Renee Davies, Ashley Davis, Charnika Davis, Jeffrey Davis, Lyndsey Davis, Shaun Day, Devon Delaet, Tyler Delaet, Douglas Dietrich, Dan Ding, Christopher Dinkelacker, Gabrielle Doerger, Jonathan Doerger, Kathryn Doloresco, Kelli Dorr, Stephanie Doyle, Lorain Drais, Jamie Drout, Sarah Dunaway, Kelly Duncan, Regina Dunlap, Stephanie Dupont, Kristen Eby, Christopher Edelen, Anna Eilers, Samuel Elliott, Andrew Engel, Bradley Epperson, Jordan Epperson, Carrie Ertel, Christopher Etter-Millard, David Evers, Anna Fahey, Felicia Farmer, Jessica Fedler, Jacob Feldman, Rachael Feldman, Adam Fenstermacher, Michael Fern, Nicole Ferry, Christine Ficker, Austin Fink, Jennifer Flechler, Lauren Flick, Elizabeth Foertmeyer, Allison Foster, Lia Foster, Rebecca Foster, Mary Fox, William Frank, Randi Fray, Madison Frey, Jessica Fulmer, Katie Furr, Erin Fussinger, Brandy Gaines, Andrea Galloway, Michelle Gantzer, Russell Gatermann, Jeannette Gaynier, Yewineshet Geberegeorgis, Melissa Geers, Dean Geisel, Sarah Gellenbeck, Amy

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Nicholas Toelke, Taylor-Marie Tomaro, Kevin Tonnis, Kellie Torok, Tyler Totten, Linh Tran, Andrew Trick, Jonathan Trinidad, Natalia Trinidad, Becky Lynn Mosc Trippel, Mitchell Trotta, Sarah Tucker, Tiara Turner, Ryan Uckotter, Christine Uhlenbrock, Katie Ulm, Ashley Valentine, Maria Vanderlinden, Matthew Veerkamp, Jacqueline Vehr, Stephanie Ventura, Daniel Venuto, Emily Villavicencio, Janna Vinciguerra, Stephanie Viola, Kristen Vogt, Allison Volski, Kelly Volz, Akshata Wadekar, William Wagner, Stephen Walden, Carlisa Waldman, Kimberly Walker, Amy Wallpe, Sarah Walterman, Lupeng Wang, Alexandra Warner, Natalie Washington, Aida Watson, Amanda Weaver, Bailey Weaver, Garrett Webb, Daniel Weber, Joseph Weddendorf, Craig Welsh, Derren Welton, Rachael Wermuth, Beth Westerhaus, Chelsea Weston, Allison Weyda, Robert Wheeler, John White, Christopher Wiehaus, Sharon Wiesman, Robert Wilcox, Christina Wilhite, Amanda Wilmes, Molly Wimmel, Charity Winburn, Lisa Witte, Keisha Wizzart, Nicole Woelfel, Dawit Woldemariam, Susan Wolterman, Kathryn Woodall, Tyler Woods, Matthew Woolley, Amy Wormus, Patricia Wortman, Maura Wottreng, Marites Woytsek, Peter Wright, Donna Wullenweber, Aubrey Yearion, Brittany Yearion, Alexander Young, Amber Young, Eric Zang, Christine Zapf, Melissa Zapf, Stephen Zeisler, Daniel Zerhusen, Clifford Zimmer, Hannah Zimmerman, Ann Zoller and Gregory Zoller. • The following students were named to the winter quarter dean’s list at Ohio University: Maria Castro-Reece, Kaitlyn Grote, Mary Hautman, Kedrin Herron, Alyse Kordenbrock, Alexander Kummer, Bradley Kummer, Sara Lorenz, Shannon Miranda, Mary Mushaben, Kierra Newman, Anna Nkrumah, Arlissa Norman, Mary Norton, Casey Ochoa, Jermain Onye, Isaac Placke, Thomas Raabe, Elizabeth Rosegrant, Derrick Thomas, Frank Trotta, Ann Wiebell, Chelsea Wylie and Michael Young.

Awards

The following local students received awards, honors and/or scholarships at Xavier University’s All Honors Day: • Ryan Bellamy received the Achieving Seniors Award, given to seniors who have participated at Xavier in an NCAA Division I sport for four years and, after seven full semesters, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. • Suzanne Buzek received the Walter A. Kumpf Marketing Award, established by Karl and Neil Kumpf in memory of their father and his commitment to business education. It is presented to a student outstanding in academic achievement, character and community service. • Laura Kaiser received the Theodore A. Kent-Bozhidar Kantarjiev Physics Award, given in memory of Kent. It is presented to first-year students excelling in the study of physics. • Joseph Kitchell received the Shiels History Award and the McCoy Education Award. The W. Eugene Shiels, S.J., History Award is presented to a senior history major for outstanding academic achievement and excellence in leadership. The Raymond F. McCoy Education Award is presented to senior education majors outstanding in academic achievement, character and teaching potential. • Daniel Miller received the Hauck

Physics Research Award, which provides funding for special student research projects. • John Reilman received the Management Information Systems Leadership Award, presented to an undergraduate student excelling in the study of information systems. • Kelly Schmidt received the Benjamin Urmston Family Peace Studies Scholarship, granted to the peace studies student best demonstrating academic excellence in the peace studies minor and in integrating peace studies into extracurricular activities. • Kenneth Schwieter received the Alchemyst Award, awarded to an outstanding senior major in the chemistry department. Schwieter also received the Achieving Seniors Award and Academic Excellence Award. The Achieving Seniors Award is given to seniors who have participated at Xavier in an NCAA Division I sport for four years and, after seven full semesters, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Academic Excellence Award is given to student-athletes on each team who have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of 3.67 or higher over at least three full semesters at Xavier. • Hanna Tegegne received the Gold XKey Achievement Award, which recognizes junior and senior students’ co-curricular involvement and contributions to the Xavier community. Eligibility is based upon the breadth of campus involvement and academic achievement. • Amanda Weickert received the David William Snyder Theology Award, established by Snyder’s parents and presented to freshman or sophomore students for outstanding achievement in the study of theology. • Donielle White received the Community Service Award, which was established to recognize student-athletes who embody the Jesuit philosophy of men and women for others and have demonstrated service to others while at Xavier. White also received the Achieving Seniors Award, given to seniors who have participated at Xavier in an NCAA Division I sport for four years and, after seven full semesters, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Graduates

The following students graduated from the University of Cincinnati after the winter quarter: Charles Barnett, bachelor of arts; Mark Bordicks, bachelor of fine arts; Felicia Briner, bachelor of business administration; Christopher Bruckmann, bachelor of arts; Christopher Brunner, bachelor of arts; Michael Carr, bachelor of fine arts; James Carter II, doctor of philosophy; Damien Coman, bachelor of science in nursing; Susan Combs, bachelor of science in nursing; Courtney Compton, associate of arts; Benjamin Cramer, bachelor of fine arts; Renee Davies, undergraduate certificate; Samuel Elliott, bachelor of arts; Felicia Farmer, bachelor of business administration; Jeannette Gaynier, bachelor of arts; Maxwell George, bachelor of science in materials engineering; Amber Ghatani, bachelor of science; Donna Green, associate of arts; Michael Harvey, bachelor of science in electrical engineering technology;

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May 4, 2011

St. X student wins national art medal By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Once White Oak resident Evan Grothjan decided he wanted to pursue art in college, he didn’t have a lot of time to put together a portfolio for the competitive art schools he had on his short list. Evan is a senior at St. Xavier High School and realized that he had a passion for art last summer. “Actually, it was really a fluke,� he said. “I was going to take AP biology, and a friend convinced me that AP art would be more interesting.� He enjoyed the classes and a career program visit from a St. X alum working in animation helped him decide that art could be his career path. He admits he is now obsessed with art. He knew he needed to build his portfolio and Merlene Schain at Schain Studios accepted him as a student. Evan took art classes twice a week during the summer and produced a number of pieces. One, “Plaster

Mask,� a graphite drawing, is headed to New York to be in a national exhibition in New York City in June as part of the 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. It won a gold medal, which Evan will travel to New York City to receive at Carnegie Hall next month. Schain said Evan’s portfolio may have been thin, but was talented and he had other things going for him. “Evan is unusual in his maturity and his dedication to doing excellent work across the board,� she said. “And he has an excellent work ethic.� He needed it. He had a tight deadline to complete a portfolio that could get him accepted into the schools he wanted to attend. He worked hard and admits to pulling some all-nighters. “I stayed up 40 hours at some point,� he said. He also says it was worth the hard work. Evan was accepted with merit based scholarships at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Maryland Institute College of Art, Pratt Institute

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and his dream school, The Rhode Island School of Design, where he starts in the fall. He says he picked that school because it’s ranked No. 1, and he liked the school’s affiliation with Brown University. Evan says he doesn’t know career in art what he’ll pursue. When pressed, he supposes perhaps painting, stop motion photography films or installation art. For now, he’s looking forward to beginning classes, and being in an atmosphere where everyone is focused on art. “It’s been incredible to see the other artwork, it’s just crazygood,� he said. “If I am anxious about anything, it’s the workload. I think I can do it, though.� His mom, Stephanie Grothjan said she and her husband, Jim, are proud of their son and the work he has done. “It has been a very full year,� she said. “But it has certainly paid off.� You can see some art from Evan’s Grothjan’s portfolio at www.cargocollective.com/evangrothjan.

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St. X High School senior Evan Grothjan, White Oak, with his graphite drawing titled “Plaster Mask�, which won a Gold Medal in the drawing category from the 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. He was one of 525 gold medals awarded nationally and will accept it at Carnegie Hall in New York City in May.

First honors: JosĂŠ Arreaga, Dylan Dougoud, Joshua Engel, Nicole Guldner, Kearston Hawkins-Johnson, Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson, Cameron Hock, Francesca Lipari, Sarah Luken, Michelle Mondillo, Frank Niesen, Thomas Perry, Ahmad Peterkin, Stephen Post, Elizabeth Shepherd and Kyle Suffoletta, Second honors: Stewart Barnes, Timothy Bay, Maxwell Bishop, Madeline Brammer, Alexander Browne, Ethan Burgess, Jermico Clifford, Halley Dawson, Ruggiero DeLuca, Claire Devlin, Joseph Engel, Scott Enneking, Austin Frentsos, Saidah Gaiter, Jonathan Geers, Shelby Grein, Conor Judge, Zachary Lambert, Thomas

Lawlor, Yesenia Lizardi, Kennedy Ponder, Blake Quackenbush, Mary Shaw, Samantha Stamey, Benjamin VandenEynden, Maxwell VandenEynden, Andrew West, Reginald Williams, Katelyn Wright and Samantha Zureick.

Sophomores

First honors: Kevin Anneken, Alan Bossman, Elizabeth Cain, Michelle Casey, Sadie DiMuzio, Ian Eckart, Elizabeth Fromhold, Lauren Krebs, Daniel Luken, Jacob Meiners and Christine Volz. Second honors: Joseph Baldauf, Allison Bickel, Matthew Brichler, Alison Doll, Erik Edwards, Kenneth Gohs, Samuel Gray, Todd Greene, Alexander Harper, Irene Hutchinson, Jeffrey Light, Alexandria McCreanor, Morgan Peters, Benjamin Schenck, Karen Schnedl, Bakari Shaw, Jessica Spaeth, Anne Spinnenweber, Cara Uetrecht, Sarah Watterson and Jacob Westerfeld.

Juniors

First honors: Kamal Abdelwahed, Michelle Angel, Thomas Foertmeyer, Nathan Frock, Elizabeth Gentry, Colleen Gerding, Taylor Gruenwald, Tara Handley, Benjamin Knollman, Nicholas Luken, Adam Richards and Scott Schaffer. Second honors: Derek Barnett, Timothy Bauer, Kylie Baur, Jordan Cook, Mary Devlin, Anthony DiMuzio, Claire Ferguson and Meghan Finke, James Fiorini, Darci Gruenwald, Kristina Hayles, Nicholas Hoffmann, Chenming Jiang, Joseph Knippenberg, Paul Kraemer, Joselin Laib, Saliim Lattimore, Cassandra Lipp, Andrea Loudin, Briana Manning, Jason Mathis, Alexis McClain, Alexander Meirose, Benjamin Miller, Niara Morrow, Connor Mouty, Jemel Ntumba, Chloe Rivir, Lucas Stark, Michael Starkey, Seth Steele, Ana Weickert, Mary Wright and Sophia Wright.

Seniors

First honors: Christopher Baugh, Eric Brunner, John Hagen, Katelyn Karle, Adam Lawall, Lauren Leppert, Darci Meiners, Trent Meister, Henry Rysz, Mary Singer, Sara Stacy and Clay Tyler. Second honors: Briagenn Adams, Scott Alverson, Malika Ashe, William Belser, Kelsey Bickel Second Honors Senior Nathan Brinkmann, Daniel Browne, Jordan Brummett, Paul Byrd, Brianna Collins, Jessica Cooper, Melaina Dressing, William Farrell, Amanda Ferguson, Matthew Guillem, Kenneth Gullette, Megan Hanson, Allyson Hawkins, Abby Kay, Nicholas Koehling, Allison Lawlor, Michelle Lehnig, Innocent Macha, Paige Mathews, Rashad Peterkin, Eboni' Rall, Megan Schlemmer, Nathan Schlueter, Gavin Schumann, Stephen Smith, Tanner Sprong, Augustus St. Clair, Jessica Stanley, Peter Stiver, Daryl Taylor, Benjamin Ungruhe, Ryan Vonderhaar, Christopher Wagner and Eric Weickert.

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Green Township promotes police officer By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

Mitch Hill, an officer with the Green Township Police Department, is now being addressed with a new title. He is officially Green Township Police Sgt. Mitch Hill. The Green Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday, Jan. 24, to promote Hill from the rank of corporal to the rank of sergeant.

Hill said he appreciates the trustees and the township administration giving him the opportunity to move up within the police department, and he also thanked his fellow officers for their support. Hill “I’ll continue to work hard to serve the citizens here in Green Township,” he said. Green Township Police Chief Bart West

said Hill’s promotion ensures the department has one sergeant on duty for each of its three shifts – day, afternoon and evening. West said Hill joined Green Township’s police force in March 2005, after serving four years as a police officer for Miami University in Oxford. Hill came on board as a patrol officer, and was promoted to corporal a few years later. Hill graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

“He’s a very intelligent individual who is very even-tempered,” West said. “Mitch has been an excellent officer for our department, and we’re glad to have him as a sergeant.” West said Hill has progressed fairly quickly through the ranks, as he has scored very high on all his written and physical exams. Hill’s promotion to sergeant was effective Tuesday, Jan. 25. He will earn an annual salary of $68,720.

Police make arrest in hit and run accident Police have made an arrest in connection with an April 8 hit- and-run accident on Interstate 75 that killed Peter Minor of White Oak. Police say Michael B. Smith is charged with second-degree manslaughter, a felony. He was booked in the Kenton County jail April

29 and was held on $50,000 cash bond. Smith wa set to appear in Kenton District Court May 2. Police say he is the registered owner of a Toyota Sequoia that struck and killed 66-year-old Peter Minor of White Oak on southbound I-75 near the I275 interchange around 4

a.m. April 8. Minor was on his way to work at Beckfield College in Florence when he stopped on the side of the interstate to change a flat tire, according to police, who said the vehicle that struck Minor did not stop. The White Oak man died at the scene.

Police located the vehicle in Elsmere the following day thanks to a tip from a passing motorist. An investigation by the Erlanger Police Department’s accident reconstruction team led to Smith’s arrest, according to police. No further details were available.

Police citizens group has new officers The Green Township Police Citizens Academy Alumni is a non-profit organization working in cooperation with Green Township Police to improve safety and quality of life in Green Township through education programs, community activities, and volunteer opportunities. New officers were recently elected in April for a twoyear term for 2011-2012: • Matt Stansbury as president, • Carole Hendy Polychroniou as vice president, • Shelle Meyers as secretary, and • Ken Hoh as treasurer. Volunteer work includes assisting the police department with directing traffic at scheduled events in the township, crowd control, fingerprinting/DNA collection, and Police Department office assistance. Volunteers work at Concerts in the Park, including the 4th of July Fireworks Display, Kid's Fun Day in August, Sophie's Angel Run, Relay for Life, Oak Hills/Haiti 5k, Halloween Patrol ride-along with police officers, and Family Winterfest. GTPCAA meetings are

Cincinnati named a Tree City USA Community This is the 30th consecutive year that the City of Cincinnati has received the distinction of being named a Tree City USA community. The Park Board is proud of the Tree City USA designation, and to be the recipient of a Tree City USA Growth Award for the 16th consecutive year. The prestigious Growth Award recognizes environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care in select Tree City USA communities. In addition, the Park Board was recently awarded a $37,500 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to help further replenish the City's tree canopy cover due to the impact of the Emerald Ash Borer. The Ash Removal and Canopy Restoration Grant program is funded by the USDA Forest Service to aid in the recovery of urban forests.

held on every second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Green Township Administration Building on Harrison Avenue. A minimum of three yearly training exercises following the general order of business at meetings include: traffic directing/ crowd control, drug/weapon/ gang crime, neighborhood crime watch, fingerprint-

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The week at Colerain

• The Colerain boys tennis team beat Taylor 3-2, April 27. Colerain’s James Sheline beat Engels 6-3, 6-2; Sean Fitzgerald and Josh Wilcox beat Sullivan and Salamone 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Jarrett Grace and Craig White beat Kleimeyer and Corcoran 6-3, 6-2.

The week at Northwest

• The Northwest boys tennis team placed second with a score of 33 in the FAVC Championships - West Division, April 27. Northwest’s Nhat Quang Tran beat Roberts 7-6, (7-0) 6-1; and Taylor Aho and Alex Klei beat Maglich and Bigler 6-4, 6-4.

Team marches

On Sunday, April 17, members of the Northwest High School football team participated in the March for Dimes/March for Babies at Paul Brown Stadium. Walking in the benefit gives hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money raised supports programs in the community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies. Members of the Northwest Knights football team participating included: Damon White, Sterling Clark, Corey Roberson, John Rogers, Curtis Shaw, Lynneric Mathis, Dominick Williams, Nolan Miller, Rasheen Jones, DeQuan Render, Devin Thomas, Zack Stamper, Jacob Ruth, Tony Croslin, Shane Walton, Aron Simms, Marcell Cooley, Shaquille Montgomery, Kamerin Huntley, Trey Rice, Ameer Daniels, Jalynn Smith, Keonte Chambers, and Darius Johnson.

The week at Mercy

• The Mercy softball team beat Badin 2-0, April 26. Mercy’s Amy Feie pitched eight strikeouts, and Rachel Fishburn was 2-3 with an RBI.

The week at St. Xavier

• The St. Xavier boys volleyball team beat Purcell Marian 25-18, 25-14, 25-11, April 26. • In boys tennis, St. Xavier beat Stebbins 5-0, April 27. St. X’s Devin Bostick beat McClain 6-2, 6-2; Matt Duma beat Marra 6-0, 6-0; Matt Santen beat Crigier 6-0, 6-1; Eddie Broun and Casey Leary beat Hughes and McCormick 6-1, 6-0; Eric Salomon and Elliot Bostick beat Lovett and Dicot 6-0, 6-0.

College commitments

Bridgette Yuellig, a defender/sweeper, from Colerain High School, will play soccer for The College of Mount St. Joseph this fall. She led her team to a 106-2 mark (4-4-1 conference) as a senior and captured AllGMC academic honors her final two seasons in high school. Bridgette, the daughter of Mindee and Greg Yuellig, is planning on majoring in nursing.

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Colerain High School senior Ryan Atkinson is one of the top pitching prospects in the Midwest. Atkinson, 1-1 with a 1.17 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 18.0 innings, has caught the eye of colleges and pro scouts alike. Xavier, Cincinnati, Indiana and Ohio State have all expressed interest, as have the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers. Atkinson, who last year threw a no-hitter against Mason, discusses his career at Colerain. You’re off to another solid start this year; what has been the key for you? “Just throwing strikes, going after batters, getting ahead in the count, being able to throw off-speed stuff for strikes, mixing up pitches and keeping the hitters off-balanced.” Last year you went 5-2 with a 1.88 ERA and had 77 strikeouts in 52.0 innings; in what ways have

you progressed in the last year? “I know how I’m going to approach hitters and how to work to get them out.” Your coach, Scott Barber, is a former pitcher himself; what has he taught you during your time at Col erain? “He’s helped me with my mechanics, keeping good balance and not changing (my delivery) based on what pitch I throw. Just keep everything the same, get ahead in the count and throw first-pitch strikes.” Where do you think you need to improve? “I believe I could get bigger and stronger to produce better velocity. Another thing would be to develop more pitches I can throw for strikes.” Is there any pitcher in particular that you’re working on right now to add to your repertoire? “A cutter or a slider, but mainly a cutter.”

What are your goals for this season? “To win the GMC, have a winning record and go deep in the playoffs. That’s always been my goal for our team – to go deep in the playoffs.” Scott Barber said in the preseason that he expected you to be the best pitcher in the city; what have those expectations been like, especially since last year you were kind of under the radar? “I’ve got a lot of people expecting big things out of me, and I think I’m doing pretty well with all that being on top of me.” Do you ever feel any pressure out there on the mound? “No, I really don’t. I just go out and pitch my game.” Tony Meale is a sports reporter for the Community Press. You can reach him at tmeale@communitypress.com or 853-6271.

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Colerain High School senior pitcher Ryan Atkinson has caught the eye of colleges and pro scouts alike.

Seniors lead the way for Northwest By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

Northwest High School softball coach Debbie Fields had a simple message for seniors Lindsay Robertson, Bethany Shepherd, Ashley Moore and Monique Ntumba at a recent indoor practice. “I told them that this is the best team chemistry they’ve had since their freshman year, so let’s not waste it,” Fields said. “Let’s take it as far as it’ll take us.” The Knights are doing just that. After going a combined 18-27 in the last two years, Northwest (7-4, 5-1 entering play April 27) is in the thick of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference West division race. More impressive than the Knights’ seven wins, perhaps, is the quality of their losses. Three of the four came against St. Ursula, McAuley and Mercy, and two of those three were decided by two runs or fewer. Northwest, to its credit, beat Seton 8-5 at the Best of the West Tournament April 15. “It’s an honor to play in that,” Fields said. “And when we play the McAuleys, the Setons and

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Northwest senior Lindsay Robertson is among the FAVC-West leaders in batting average, home runs and RBI.

Northwest senior pitcher Bethany Shepherd is among the wins leaders in the FAVC-West this season.

the Mercys, it’s nice to see that we can play with them – and we did.” The seniors have led the way for Northwest all season. Robertson is second in the FAVC-West in average (.515) and first in home runs (four) and RBI (19).

She also leads her team in steals (nine). “She’s like our Albert Pujols or Joey Votto,” Fields said. “You know they’re not going to get a home run or a hit every at-bat, but they’re going to come through when you need them.” Shepherd, meanwhile,

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has been a workhorse on the mound, going 6-2 with a 2.06 ERA. “Her development over the last four years has just been phenomenal,” Fields said. “She knows I’m going to hand her the ball every game, no matter the situation – and she wants it.”

Moore is batting .441 with 10 RBIs, while Ntumba is batting .438 – this after not recording a single hit in 2010, when she went 0-for18 at the plate. “She’s the fastest human being I’ve ever seen,” Fields said of Ntumba. “She has to be our most improved player, and it’s all because of her hard work and effort.” Other top contributors are freshman Lindsey Gehlenborg (.333) and junior Krystin Overton (.323). The Knights hope to improve defensively and make a deep run in the postseason. “We’ve given up too many unearned runs, and they know it,” Fields said. But their primary focus right now is winning a league title. The Knights trail only Harrison (8-4, 81) and Edgewood (8-5, 71) in the FAVC-West standings. If the Knights accomplish that goal, they’ll have their seniors, in large part, to thank. “I have to say,” Fields said, “that the work these four seniors have put in to become the go-to players is phenomenal – and I really think the entire team believes that.

Nominate top student athletes starting May 4 The Community Press and Community Recorder will start accepting nominations for its third annual Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest starting Wednesday, May 4. The award – whose winners are determined online by newspaper readers – recognizes student-athletes of the highest caliber who show excellence in the classroom, community and in their sports.

Go online to cincinnati.com/preps and look for the red and blue Sportsman icon on the right hand side of the page. You may need to scroll down. Once you click on the icon, you will see a photo gallery of last year’s winners and nomination links for each of the three counties in Northern Kentucky and 12 ballots in Ohio that are attached to specific Community Press newspapers, such

as the Northwest Press. Eligible schools are listed below the newspaper name. Juniors or seniors who are regular contributors/ starters for their sports are eligible to be nominated. Freshmen or sophomores will be considered if they’ve been recognized at the state level. Not every nomination will be included on the bal-

lots, but those with the most nominations will be given priority consideration. Once ballots are formed from these nominations, online readers can vote often for their favorite athletes starting Friday, May 20. Top vote-getters win. When nominating, please give the athlete’s name, school year, sport,

area of residence, contact information (if possible) and a brief reason why he/she should be considered. Nominators should include their own contact information. The nomination period will be Wednesday, May 4, through Monday, May 16. The ballots will be online Friday, May 20, and run until midnight Monday, June 6. Voters will need a cincinnati.com user account to cast

a final ballot. (It will not be necessary to make one to nominate an athlete.) Sign up in advance of the voting period using the link at the top, left-hand corner of cincinnati.com. Contact Jordan Kellogg at jkellogg@communitypress.com for assistance to get your account set up. For all other questions on the Sportsman of the Year, contact Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@communitypress.com.


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La Salle golfer in Junior All-Star tourney May 6-8 The tournament field has been set for the Junior AllStar at Stonelick Hills, to be conducted May 6-8 in Batavia. The 36-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association will be at The Golf Club at Stonelick Hills and will feature 96 junior golfers, including 15 players from Ohio. In all, 23 states, Canada and Mexico will be represented in the field. The Junior All-Star at Stonelick Hills is one of 10 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 1215, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. Cincinnati natives competing in the tournament are Matthew Wetterich of La Salle High School and Hanna Lee of Sycamore High School. Wetterich is in his sophomore year at La Salle High School and competed in two AJGA events in 2010. He’s off to a strong start in local tournaments and has earned three top-10 finishes in Ohio on the Plantations Junior Golf Tour in 2011.

Lee, a high school freshman, began her AJGA career in August 2010 at the AJGA Apawamis Junior and notched a seventh-place finish at her first event. Lee recently moved to Ohio from New Jersey, where she finished second in the 2010 New Jersey State Girls Junior Championship. The tournament practice round will be a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start on Friday, May 6. First-round tee times will run from 7:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. off the No. 1 tee, Saturday, May 7. The final round will go off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees from 8 – 10:01 a.m., Sunday, May 8. An awards ceremony will follow final-round play. Spectators are welcome to attend and admission is free of charge. AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Stewart Cink, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park and Morgan Pressel. Visit the AJGA website at ajga.org.

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Several Roger Bacon High School winter athletes are awarded all-league honors in the GCL-Central. Pictured are Trent Meister (boys bowling), Henry Rysz (boys bowling), Marc Robisch (boys swimming), Kyle Koester (boys bowling), Jabriel Coaston (boys basketball), Paul Byrd (boys basketball), Katlin Kallmeyer (girls bowling), Darci Meiners (girls bowling) and Melaina Dressing (girls bowling).

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On Thursday, March 18, Roger Bacon’s Emily Richmond signs a letter of intent to run cross country next year at Tiffin University while her coach Jan Ryan, and her dad support her. She chose the Tiffin Dragons because the program met most of the requirements she had designated ahead of time. The team is young; they run on grass; and Tiffin also has an indoor and outdoor track program. Their not having hills to run is the only one of Emily’s requirements not met. According to Ryan, Tiffin will be a good fit for Emily. “She’ll be away from home but still be close enough for family members to attend some of her meets. Emily will bring to the Tiffin program commitment and dedication to the sport.” Asked what Emily contributed to Roger Bacon’s cross country program, junior harrier Tommy Foertmeyer answered, “We will miss her friendliness and motivation.” PROVIDED

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The Division II La Salle fencing team finishes in first place at the tournament on March 19 at Salle du Lion Fencing Center in Sharonville. La Salle competed against both Division I and Division II teams to qualify for the tournament and in the end beat Clark Montessori with a final score of 48-40. From left are team members Samuel Hoesl, coach Jeff Royer, Andrew Solzsmon and Christian Hedger.

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On April 2, Cincinnati High School Boxing Team members Anthony Hall and Sean Scott from Moeller High School and Cristi Farwick from McAuley High School won their division and weight class in the Regional Golden Glove tournament at the Western Hills Sports Mall. It’s the first time since the beginning of the high school program that athletes from the team made it this far in post season bouts. The Cincinnati High School Boxing Team is comprised of novice and intermediate level athletes from various high schools around the tri-state area. Participating

schools include Moeller, Elder, La Salle, Lakota, Badin, McAuley, Mercy, Walnut Hills, Western Hills, Princeton, Mason, and Oak Hills. High school boxing, being a seasonal sport, gives the students a chance to learn boxing in a safe, organized forum. The emphasis of the high school team is academics, sportsmanship, and leadership skills. “ “The boxers showed their skill and superior conditioning winning all of their bouts Friday and Saturday,” Coach Kenny Christo said. The Cincinnati High School Boxing Team went undefeated in the tournament.

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“Bill paying is not simple process,” a guest column by Fiscal Officer Heather Harlow appears to blame everyone but George Bush for not paying bills on time. The trustees gave the fiscal officer permission to move forward with the process of hiring additional personnel if necessary, over a year ago. Nothing was done. Now, with an election near, it is everyone else’s fault. No matter what obstacles are involved in this process, it is the fiscal officer’s responsibility to make sure the job is done. I know, from my own observation, departments do not hold bills for two weeks. They want to be good customers to the vendors they use. However, the bills have been held for two to six weeks by the fiscal officer before payment was made. Mrs. Harlow claims problems exist with all departments and the trustees are aware of this. Yet, she declares the trustees chose to give those employees glowing performance evaluations in spite of these problems. The trustees have a responsibility to make sure bills are paid. Yet it seems that the one trustee, who the fiscal officer accuses of playing partisan politics, is the only trustee doing his job, and looking out for the taxpayer. Kathy Mohr, Colerain Township

TIF funds

The Western Hills Press ran an story on use of TIF funds. I believe the quotation was that the TIF funds permitted the township to spend $94,000 plus dollars for the new handball court to be erected. The legislature did not provide a gold chest for township trustees to spend funds on the latest craze that might appear. TIF was created to allow the collection of funds from new development as to not burden the present tax base with the infrastructure that might be needed to support the new development. This kind of distorted view of the purpose by the trustees gives little confidence to the community that any funds are being properly spent. As a tax paying citizen I find it hard to believe this is proper use of funds. Raymond McMullen, Green Twp.

Debt plans

Rep. Paul Ryan has a small start towards debt reduction. Unfortunately, most people consider his proposal too drastic rather than too limited.

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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: northwestpress@ communitypress.com 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. The Democrats are accused of having no plan concerning the debt. They do. Their plan is to increase it and use inflation to pay for it. Their plan is great for those who can understand how to continue living through a Robert Mugabe-style economy. (Robert Mugabe is dictator of Zimbabwe where inflation has been more than 100 percent in a week.) What is needed to get our economy on the right track is a massive, drastic, and intense reduction in spending. Whole departments, agencies, federal programs, and regulations should be eliminated. If we cut federal spending enough, there would be a large surplus next year. Taxes could be reduced to a much lower level and we would have to plead for people to come and make the USA their workplace. After all, the reason our current unemployment rate is so high is that we have too much spending, our debt is too high, our regulations are too restrictive, and our business taxes are higher than most other countries. With the borrowing that deficit spending forces the government to do added to the above factors, companies can afford to expand only if their expansion is in another country. Of course, all these problems are negated if we drill for oil and gas in the places where the current administration bans said drilling. We actually have enough oil and gas underground so that we could export these products for about 100 years and have the income create a budget surplus for many states and our federal government. Stanton W. Doran, Monfort Heights

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“I am not paying any attention to this wedding. It is really no different than any other wedding ceremony. Another chapter of the rich and famous.” O.H.R. “I love the diversion for war coverage, economic news and all things stressful. Compared to our homegrown celebrities, these two appear to be drug, alcohol, Botox and neurotic free.” S.J.P. “Absolutely NONE just as I did when Diana was married. People need to get a life and start paying attention to what is happening in their own country such as unem-

ployment and gas at $4 a gallon. While I think it’s interesting about the royal family wedding, why is it such a big deal in England? You’d never get that much attention if a president’s daughter or son married.” R.H. “Zero attention. These are 2 human beings among approximately 6.5 billion on the planet earth. While they are privileged in comparison to the people of the countries of Africa, Asia, and other poor areas, they are no more “important” in objective terms than you or I. “I have always been puzzled by the fascination of so many people by members of the Royal Family, and by celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Britney Spears, Brad Pitt, etc. Some psychologists say that it could be that individuals find it easier to form imaginary relationships with the famous than with normal people. They also say that

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Only with diverse backgrounds and different life stories can we possibly hope to craft legislation that refrains from over-reaching or causing harm to many of our citizens. This certainly played out when we debated House Bill 159. House Bill 159 was introduced by two legislators from Hamilton County who presented it as a means to address elections fraud. I found it very curious that these two men were suddenly interested in election fraud. After all, in the previous General Assembly, they both voted against a bill designed to combat elections fraud. But to be honest, there are stark differences between the two measures. The previous bill targeted fake signatures on petitions. Rampant fraud surfaced right here in Hamilton County just a few yeas ago, when thousands of fraudulent signatures were uncovered on petitions for a Cincinnati ballot initiative. In contrast, current House Bill 159 addresses voter impersonation. Voter impersonation accounts for 0.00000025 percent of votes. Clearly, not much of a problem. But the bill has untenable consequences. The simple truth is that House

Bill 159 will unconstitutionally disenfranchise the poor, the elderly, and women. Requiring a specific photo ID violates the Connie rights of some Pilllich citizens to vote. you and I Community While may not have a Press guest problem obtaincolumnist ing and paying for a driver’s license, state ID, or passport, for many this is a costly burden. Poor and working people and the elderly may not have the means to get to the BMV or pay even a small fee. It could mean taking time off from work, compounding the cost. The costs involved in this mandate amount to nothing more than a poll tax. Women, who are more likely to change their name upon marriage and less likely to drive as they age, are disproportionately affected by this bill. These repercussions may be beyond the life experiences of the two male sponsors. Moreover, the Constitution does not limit voting to only those

with sufficient property and wealth so as to afford a driver’s license, state ID, or passport. Indeed, House Bill 159 as currently written cannot pass constitutional muster. Photo ID laws upheld in other states protect the poor, the elderly, and women. To be constitutional, we must offer a photo ID to everyone, free of charge, regardless of income, race, or background, and at convenient locations with extended operating hours in the evenings and on weekends. It will cost us more than $22 million to provide a constitutionally adequate photo ID program. All to combat 0.00000025 percent of votes. In my race for state representative, that would have amounted to about 8/1000ths of one vote. A more thoughtful approach is needed in crafting legislation. House Bill 159 passed the Ohio House on March 23, a mere eight days after being introduced. I voted no. It is being now considered by the Ohio Senate. State Rep. Connie Pillich is a Democrat who represents the 2th District. Reach her at 614-466-8120; district28@ohr.state.oh.us; www.conniepillich.com; or on Facebook and twitter.

Electronic payments will be a must For years, Social Security has stressed the convenience, security, and safety of getting benefit payments electronically. Soon, direct deposit (or Direct Express) will not just be the best way to receive Federal benefit payments – it will be the only way. The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced a new rule that will phase out paper checks for Federal benefit and non-tax payments by March 1, 2013. Here is how the transition will work. • Anyone applying for Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits on or after May 1 will receive their payments electronically, while those already receiving paper checks will need to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. • Anyone already receiving their benefit payments electronically will continue to receive their payment as usual on their payment day.

• People receiving benefits have the option of direct deposit to a bank or credit union account (of their choice) or into a Direct ExpressÆ Sue Denny Debit Mastercard Community CardÆ account (a TreaPress guest ury-recomcolumnist smended prepaid card option). Visit www.GoDirect.org to learn more about this option. • Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits, and other nontax payments are included. For most people getting monthly benefits, this won’t really be a change; already 8 out of 10 beneficiaries receive payments electronically. Why the push for electronic payments instead of paper checks received in the mail?

such people are often dysfunctional. Our parents, siblings, spouses and children deserve more of our attention than celebrities, and yet we don’t always give it to them. “Some experts also say that watching celebrities is a form of “reality show”, and we do it for amusement or entertainment. James Houran and Cooper Lawrence are two “experts” in the area of celebrity worship, and both have good books for further exploration (‘Celebrity Worshippers’ and ‘The Cult of Celebrity.’)” Bill B. “I feel there is excessive coverage that panders to the tabloid crowd. I remember the wedding of Charles and Diana quite well without the benefit of days upon days of in-depth coverage. I don’t really care where Kate bought her gown or how much she weighs.” R.V. “None! I don’t mean to sound

like a hater, but why does anyone care??? I can’t for the life of me figure out why people are so obsessed with them (or any ‘celebrity’ for that matter). “I do wish the media would leave them alone. Doesn’t anyone remember Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana, died being chased around by paparazzi?! Let them be and let them go about their business and live happily ever after without the scrutiny and prying eyes (and camera crews!) of nosy people wanting to know everything about them all the time. It’s nobody’s business but theirs!” J.E.K “I’m not glued to all the plans, but I will watch it. I’m looking forward to seeing her dress and praying it is not strapless. (Boring – they are so overdone). The Royal Family offers us that sense of tradition and grandeur that is a glimpse into the English romance

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This week’s question What do you think about the United States ending the space shuttle program later this year, and relying on private companies to ferry cargo and crew into space? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@community press.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. of it all. Besides, being a hopeless romantic, I still believe in the fairy tale.” C.A.S. “I have paid a fair amount of attention to the wedding plans of Prince William and Kate Middleton. In a time of war, high costs on fuel and groceries, it is a little R & R from the stress of everyday life. “Isn’t it every girl’s dream to marry a prince? Hopefully they will live ‘happily ever after.’” I.B.

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The policewomen of Colerain are, from left, Elisabeth Doll, Melissa Johnson, Lt. Angela Meyer, Cpl. Kristy Fritz, Keyonia Lumpkins, Jennifer Sharp and Ashley Meyer.

Policewomen of Colerain Township Seven considered important part of the force

TLC has nothing on Colerain Township. The cable station has put policewomen across the country in the spotlight, showcasing their daily routines and quirky incidents on TV. The Colerain Township Police Department can meet that challenge, putting its policewomen in cars, on bikes, in schools, and everywhere else it puts its male police officers. “We are all police officers,” said Lt. Angela Meyer, a 23-year veteran on the department. “There is no men vs. women thing here.” Colerain Township Police Chief Dan Meloy said his department has hired six female officers over the past 23 years and welcomes a seventh from a patrol partnership with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. “We hire the best available officer when we have a vacancy,” he said. “We don’t have quotas here; 17 percent of our department’s officers are female. And they are all quality police officers. Any one of them is a go-to person.” Meloy says the women on his department each bring something different to the organization. “They have all found a niche. They range from command officers to new police officers and everything in between.” The policewomen of Colerain Township serve as neighborhood watch officers, school resource officers, command officers, patrol officers and handle bike patrol, DARE, public information, honor guard and a variety of other duties. “It’s something new every day, said Officer Keyonia Lumpkins, school resource officer The sisterhood of officers says while the men on their

Police Officer Elisabeth Doll

Age: 42 Work history: Sold jewelry and provided home care for disabled adults prior to joinging law enforcement. Joined Colerain Police Department in October of 2000. Education: McAuley High School, 1986, XU, 2007 Current assignment: Road patrol Experience: On the road for for 10-plus years. Was part of the honor guard, and also serves as the secondary public information officer. Family: Son Joshua, 22 Hobbies: Running. She raised $4,200 for CCFA in Las Vegas this year. Why law enforcement? “Law enforcement sparked an interest. It’s hard to describe, but it almost felt like a calling. It has highs and lows, but it is very rewarding.”

Police Officer Melissa Johnson

Work history: Seven years in law enforcement. Started with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in 2004, joined Colerain Township in April 2008 Education: Graduate of Northwest High School, C u r r e n t assignment: Road patrol Experience: Serves on the Colerain Bike Patrol. department treat them as equals, sometimes officers from other departments may have an attitude. They face the same downsides of the job: missed holidays with the family, changing work schedules, missing family big events. But Lt. Angela Meyer says “You know that going in. It’s part of the job.”

Family: Two daughters Hobbies: Running and spending time with friends and family. Why law enforcement? “My brother was working in law enforcement at the time and I saw what a difference he made in the community.”

Cpl. Kristy Fritz

Age: 41 Work history: 19 years with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Education: Graduate of Mount Healthy High School C u r r e n t assignment: Road Patrol, Colerain Township Experience: Began in the Hamilton County Justice System, moved to road patrol after two years. Family: Son, 11. Hobbies: Reading and gardening Why law enforcement? “Starting in the jail, I learned how to deal with people. When I moved to the patrol division, I was able to put that experience to work. You have to be a social worker, marriage counselor and a psychologist.”

Lt. Angela Meyer

Age: 47 Work history: 25 years in law enforcement, 23 with the Colerain police department. Education: Colerain High School, 1985, Cincinnati State associate degree, 2010 Current assignment: Road Patrol Commander, oversees road operations, bike team, the Neighborhood Resource Officer program

People the officers come in contact with may react differently when the officer who pulls up is a woman, said Hamilton County Sheriff’s Cpl. Kristi Fritz, who patrols in Colerain Township. “You have to keep proving yourself,” she said. “I think you get challenged more.”

and DARE officer. Experience: Has served as a road patrol officer, sargeant, DARE officer, bike patrol, Neighborhood Resource Officer Supervisor, member of the honor guard Family: Married, five children in blended family, five grandchildren. Hobbies: Bicycle riding, motorcycle trips, spending time with grandchildren. Why law enforcement? “I enjoy getting involved and making a difference in our corner of the world.”

Police Officer Keyonia Lumpkins

Age: 28 Work history: Seven years with the Colerain police department Education: Graduate of the School for the Creative and Performing Arts Current assignment: School Resource Officer, adviser for Black Culture Club and Driving Angels, a teen driver safety program. Experience: Has also served as a road patrol officer Family: Married, three children. Hobbies: Family activities and church. Why law enforcement? “My uncle is a Cincinnati police officer and the work that he does is amazing. I wanted to be that positive force for law enforcement.”

Meyer said the job police officers do is a roller coaster. “Evolving dynamics is the world are changing law enforcement,” she said. “People don’t respect one another or police officers.” Officer Elisabeth Doll said women can bring a gentler side to the job while still getting it done. “The nature of this job is

Police Officer Ashley Meyer

Age: 28 Work history: Three years with Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, almost two years with the Colerain Township police department, Education: Graduate of Seton High School C u r r e n t assignment: Road Patrol Family: Single Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family Why law enforcement? “I wanted to help others and have positive interaction with juveniles.”

Police Officer Jennifer Sharp

Age: 38 Work History: Started with the Colerain Township Police Department in September, 2001 Education: Working on master’s degree in criminal justice and will graduate this summer. C u r r e n t assignment: Neighborhood Resource Officer, working with citizens and the community, organizing block watch programs, also Officer in Charge. Family: Married, two children, 5 years and 18 months. Hobbies: Baseball Mom for son’s team, school and playing with the kids. Why law enforcement? “My husband was a fireman at the time, and I got to witness how much it means to be out in the community and helping others.”

that it’s challenging,” Doll said. “I think, as women, we can be tough and compassionate. Sometimes a female officer can diffuse a situation.” She said patrol officers need to be responsive to the needs of the community, problem solvers, and have to handle a lot of things at

once. Officer Jennifer Sharp said she thinks women are good multitaskers, an asset where every day brings something different. But at the end of the day, she says, they are still moms, wives, daughters. “This is what I do,” Sharp said. “I don’t allow it to define me.”


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, M A Y 5

DANCE CLASSES

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.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Karaoke and dance music. Free. 385-1005. Colerain Township. Karaoke, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Shades Bistro and Lounge, 8134 Hamilton Avenue, With DJ Evelyn. Free. 227-9136. 227-9136.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Senior Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Total body workout for active older adult featuring Latin dance movements. Help improve strength and flexibility. Ages 55 and up. $30 for 10 classes; $5 each. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Contract Bridge for Beginners, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Hader Room. With accomplished bridge player and instructor, Joe Conway. Learn seven phases of game, concentrating largely on bidding and playing. Detailed bridge manuals supplied to each student at first class and will be referenced throughout series. Cost includes contract bridge manual and cards. Ages 50-. $20 per series. Registration required. 853-4100; www.lec.org. College Hill. F R I D A Y, M A Y 6

EXERCISE CLASSES

Hatha Yoga for Seniors, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Ages 55 and up. Experience benefits of yoga with stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. Bring mat or purchase one for $10. $40 for 10 classes, $25 for six classes; $5 per class. 7418802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

RECREATION

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 7

CIVIC

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. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. 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. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Colerain Township.

EDUCATION

About Boating Safely, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Cincinnati Mills, This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely. $25. Registration required. Presented by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 271-3362; email GSR1014@aol.com; a08205.uscgaux.info/. Forest Park.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Gold Classes, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Hader Room. Ages 50-. $45. Registration required. 8534100; www.lec.org. College Hill.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

FARMERS MARKET

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7:30 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Kelly Routt, 8-11 p.m., J. Gumbo’s White Oak, 6032 Cheviot Road, Free. 385-1995. White Oak.

Cook Up Somethin’ Good with Giovanna Trimpe, 2 p.m., Groesbeck Branch Library, 2994 W. Galbraith Road, Huenefeld Tower Room. Author and Delhi resident Joanne Giovanna Delli Carpini Trimpe discusses and signs “Holy Chow.” She is also the head chef at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral and personal chef to Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. Cooking demonstration and food sampling. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4454; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Colerain Township.

MUSIC - ROCK

Black Bone Cat, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Knotty Pine, $5. 741-3900. White Oak.

ON STAGE - DANCE

Black Bone Cat, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Knotty Pine, 6947 Cheviot Road, $5. 741-3900. White Oak.

Dialogues in Dance, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Contemporary Dance Theater, 1805 Larch Ave., Experience contemporary dance in the raw with three artists’ Cincinnati debuts and two resident companies. $10. Presented by MamLuft&Co. Dance. 494-6526; www.mamluftcodance.com/tickets. College Hill.

NATURE

SHOPPING

MUSIC - ROCK

Fantastic Farm Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Hands-on educational activities and live demonstrations for children. Includes goat milking, sheep shearing, vegetable planting and more. Buckeye United Fly Fishers will teach fly fishing. Pony and wagon rides available for a small fee. Free, vehicle permit required. Large groups call 521-3276, ext. 100, in advance. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-3276. Springfield Township.

College Hill Gardeners Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., College Hill, , Hamilton Ave. and W. North Bend Road. Hand-dug perennials, more than 30 varieties of tomatoes, herbs, vegetables, flowering annuals and vines grown from seeds or plugs by College Hill Gardeners in Aiken High School greenhouses. Benefits College Hill Gardeners, non-profit organization. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 681-1326. College Hill.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Creating Your Journey for the Second Half of Life, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Develop personal travel plan for second half of life that covers everything from financial planning to downsizing, health and wisdom. Ages 40 and up. Free. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown.

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River, 8 a.m.-noon, Heritage Park, 11405 East Miami River Road, Volunteers clean up Great Miami River from Indian Lake to Ohio River. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. 772-7645; www.hcswcd.org. Colerain Township. S U N D A Y, M A Y 8

CIVIC

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

PROVIDED

The annual College Hill Gardeners Plant Sale is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in College Hill at Hamilton Avenue and West North Bend Road. There will be hand-dug perennials, more than 30 varieties of tomatoes, herbs, vegetables, flowering annuals and vines grown from seeds or plugs by College Hill Gardeners in Aiken High School greenhouses. This Bentwood tricycle was for sale at last year’s sale. Proceeds benefit the College Hill Gardeners. For more information, call 681-1326. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. T U E S D A Y, M A Y 1 0

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Greater Cincinnati Decorative Painters Meeting and Class, 11:45 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Gayle Laible teaches art class. Open to all painters and all experience levels and new members and guests. Art class with a fee follows meeting. Free. Registration and fee required for classes. 522-1154; www.gcdapainters.com. Springfield Township. M O N D A Y, M A Y 9

BUSINESS MEETINGS

Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, First Financial Bank, 7522 Hamilton Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc. 923-1985; www.mthealthyba.org. Mount Healthy.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Evening Adult Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor Lynn Carroll leads stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises. Bring a mat or purchase one for $10. $25 for six classes, $5 each. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Health Rhythms-Group Drumming for Seniors, 2-3 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Feel the power of a drum beat during this music-making wellness class. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

Wormburners, 8-10 a.m., The Mill Course, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Senior men golfers, ages 55 and up. Golf and picnics. New members welcome. $30. 923-3808; email kjortwein@fuse.net. Springfield Township. Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles - Mount Healthy Aerie 2193, 1620 Kinney Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc. 9231985; www.mthealthyba.org. Mount Healthy.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Evening Adult Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, $5. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Stamping Combo Camp, 6:30-9 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Make three seasonal greeting cards, plus a gift item and a scrapbooking layout/project using the latest stamps, tools and techniques. All experience levels. Ages 12 and up. All supplies provided. $35, $25 residents. Registration required. Presented by First Class Stamping. 5221154. Springfield Township.

FARMERS MARKET

RECREATION

SENIOR CITIZENS

Senior Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $30 for 10 classes; $5 each. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Taking the Savvy Path to Social Media, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Gulden Community Center. Learn about staying in touch with younger members of your family. Free. Presented by TriHealth Seniority. 853-4100. College Hill.

BENEFITS Relay For Life of Colerain Township, 6 p.m., Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road, Concludes May 14. Overnight team walk. Halloween theme to “scare away cancer.” Cancer Prevention Study 6-10 p.m. for ages 30-65, registration required. Benefits American Cancer Society. 888-227-6446, ext. 4209; www.relayforlife.org/colerain. Colerain Township. Hatha Yoga for Seniors, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $40 for 10 classes, $25 for 6 classes; $5 per class. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Cruise Inn, 695 Northland Blvd., With DJ Big C. Free. Forest Park. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave., Bring your own board games, other games also provided. Play games from all genres and eras. Free. 9231985; www.yottaquest.com. Mount Healthy.

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EXERCISE CLASSES

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

W E D N E S D A Y, M A Y 1 1

RECREATION

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DANCE CLASSES

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

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, Free. 385-1005. Colerain Township.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Senior Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $30 for 10 classes; $5 each. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Contract Bridge for Beginners, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Twin Towers, $20 per series. Registration required. 853-4100; www.lec.org. College Hill.

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7:30 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Free. 661-1792; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot.

FESTIVALS

CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Music by the Remains 8 p.m. Adults only Friday. Celebration of food, family and all aspects of Italian culture: art, history, fashion, craftsmanship and sports. Showcase for Italian food, wine and music. Benefits St. Catharine of Siena Parish. $1. 481-2830; www.cincitalia.org. Cheviot. Spring Froth Fest, 6-11:30 p.m., Donauschwaben Park, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Music by the Rodney Allen Combs Band Friday. Food available: pit-roasted pork barbecue and chicken, grilled sausages, bratwurst, homemade desserts, domestic and German beers, wines and schnapps. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. Through May 14. 385-2098; www.donauschwaben.com. Colerain

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Nutrition for Your Well-Being, 10-11 a.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Mindy Krumdieck, Registered Dietitian, teach how to make better food choices within your lifestyle. She uses sample menus to help guide and educate consumers on making healthy selections. $15. Registration required. 853-4100; www.lec.org. College Hill.

RECREATION

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Mount Healthy Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave., Cafeteria. Early bird starts 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts 7 p.m. Benefits Mount Healthy school athletics. $6-$26. 729-0131; www.mthcs.org. Mount Healthy.

SENIOR CITIZENS

PROVIDED

“A Night with Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers from ‘Deadliest Catch’” is at 8 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the Aronoff Center. In the interactive event, the Bering Sea’s crew swap stories about treacherous weather and crew conflicts in the world of crab fishing. Tickets are $29.75, $39.75 and $75 VIP, that includes a post-show meet and greet. Visit www.cincinnatiarts.org or call 513-621-2787.

Life Story Workshop, 7-8:30 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Focus on finding and telling meaningful stories from your life. Discuss storytelling and writing techniques. Write brief story at home and then read it in class for feedback. Family friendly. $85, $75 residents. Registration required. Presented by Extraordinary Lives. 522-1154. Springfield Township.

PROVIDED STOMP, the performance in which a rhythm comes from anything that can make a sound, returns to the Aronoff Center, Friday-Sunday, May 6-8. It is a combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, using items such as brooms and hub caps. Tickets are $22.50-$57.50. Visit www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com or call 800-982-2787.


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May 4, 2011

Use your own herbs for Derby Day, Cinco de Mayo dishes Frank Marzullo, Channel 19 meteorologist, is coming out to film my herb garden for M o t h e r ’s Day. He was Rita scheduled Heikenfeld this week but you Rita’s kitchen know why that didn’t happen. My herb garden is look-

ing nice, even though the growth is smaller than usual, and most herbs don’t care for a lot of water once they’re established. I have different areas in the garden, as well: an edible flower area, one for medicinal and tea herbs, another for culinary herbs, a spot for what I call “household herbs” (soap wort, scrubbing horsetail, dye herbs). The spa portion of the garden is pretty with lemon verbena, rose geranium and

other scented herbs. My Mary/Bible garden is on the far right of the garden, nestled under the ancient pine and contains many specimens which have their roots in Bible days. My mom used to say you could garden in a teacup, and she did, so you don’t need a plow and acres to grow healthful plants. On Mother’s Day I give my daughters-in-law herbs for their gardens. It’s a meaningful tradition, and

one which you might like to start. Here are some tips to get you motivated.

Tips on starting an herb garden

Herbs don’t require a lot of tending. Good soil, watering until they’re established and good drainage is essential. If you grow in containers, know that you’ll have to water and fertilize a bit more. Don’t over water or over fertilize, as you’ll wind up with lush growth but the volatile oils that flavor the herbs won’t develop.

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Think about the foods you like to eat. A cook’s garden could include parsley, basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, and oregano. A pizza garden for the kids? Try a grape or cherry tomato plant surrounded by oregano or marjoram, basil, rosemary and thyme. A tea garden could have mint, rosemary, chamomile, lemon verbena, thyme and sage. There are endless variations, and I have more information on my website www.abouteating.com. Get the details with my video on container gardening. It’s on my blog at www.Cincinnati.com (Cooking with Rita).

Derby Day mini hot browns

I’ve shared the Brown Hotel’s authentic hot brown sandwich in this column before for Derby Day. Here’s an appetizer version of it. Thanks to Donna, who enjoys sharing favorite recipes. “Not my original recipe, but it’s gone through our circuit of friends and we like it.” 1 teaspoon bouillon granules

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⁄4 cup boiling water 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 3 ⁄4 cup half & half 1 cup Swiss or favorite cheese 18 slices snack rye bread or baguette slices 8 oz. sliced deli turkey 1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings 6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled Fresh minced parsley Dissolve bouillon in water; set aside. Melt butter over medium heat and stir in flour until smooth. Stir in cream and bouillon mixture. Bring to a boil and cook for a couple minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Put bread on baking sheets. Layer each piece with turkey, onion and cheese sauce. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake at 350 10 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley.

Cinco de Mayo spread

Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated two days before Derby Day. Here’s an easy spread that has a spicy kick to it. 16 oz. refried beans (I like Mexican style) 1 ⁄4 cup Picante sauce

11⁄2 cups guacamole, homemade or purchased 1 ⁄2 cup each sour cream and mayonnaise 1 or 2 tablespoons taco seasoning 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or cheddar 21⁄4 oz. can ripe olives, sliced and drained Garnish: chopped green onions, shredded lettuce, the cheese and chopped tomatoes Guilding the lily: Chopped fresh cilantro (opt.) Combine beans and Picante sauce. Spread onto shallow platter. Spread with guacamole. Combine sour cream, mayo and taco seasoning and spread over guacamole. Sprinkle with garnishes including cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: Don’t like cilantro? You’re probably using too much. There’s a natural component of cilantro that has the taste of soap. That’s why so many folks think cilantro tastes like soap when you use too much of it. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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People Working Cooperatively expects more than 800 volunteers for its 29th Annual Repair Affair, sponsored by Home Depot. On Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., PWC staff members and skilled volunteers will work

together to help provide critical home repairs and modifications to nearly 100 of their low-income, elderly and disabled neighbors throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana. “Repair Affair is an event

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that lets us do a lot of good for a lot of people and communities in just one day,” said Jock Pitts, president of PWC. Repair Affair tackles high-impact repair projects that are completed on a regular basis by PWC staff and volunteers but require the help of a large team to complete in one day. More skilled volunteers will help complete extensive repairs like gutter replacement, drywall, roofing, and installation of accessibility ramps, handrails and grab bars. Other volunteers will be completing simple tasks like yard work, washing windows and cleaning gutters. Teams will be composed of individuals, families, businesses and community groups, including a group designated for young professionals. PWC is still in need of volunteers with skills in the areas of carpentry, plumbing, roofing, or electrical work. Volunteers may register online at www. pwchomerepairs.org. There is an optional $10 donation for individuals, or $20 per family, to cover the costs of participant T-shirts and event registration. For more information, contact Sara Bourgeois 513351-7921.


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Seminar will help caregivers With Mother's and Father's Day rapidly approaching many are becoming increasingly aware that parents will need their children's help as they enter their golden years. This can be a major upheaval for both the aging and their families. To address this growing trend, Springfield Township, North College Hill and West College Hill senior centers, in conjunction with Home Care by Black Stone, are promoting a free seminar to educate caregivers of the estimated 42 million Americans who are, or soon will be, dealing with the emerging responsibility of taking over the health care of their elderly family members. Registered Nurse Micki Fehring, a

15-year health care veteran and geriatric care manager for Care Advisors by Black Stone, will share her insights and experiences in assessing, and meeting the myriad of needs of aging adults. Fehring will present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Springfield Township Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road. The seminar is designed to educate attendees on ways to handle and diffuse the stress associated with multigenerational care, illuminate the many available care options, share ways to finance costly elderly care, and ways to ensure the safety of, and prolong the independence of, our elders. Fehring has been intimately

involved in easing this transition for local families her entire career. The seminar will include a light dinner and attendees will be given a take-home resource guide of information and materials covering elder care as presented at the event. A series of follow-up sessions addressing individual topics discussed during the seminar will be announced that evening, to more thoroughly address specific individual concerns. To find the complete listing of events, as well as to register for the seminar, go to w w w. s p r i n g f i e l d t w p . o r g / adultprograms.cfm, or call 513-5221154.

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The Hamilton County Parks Foundation and Volunteers-In-Parks Inc. have announced a new scholarship program that helps financially disadvantaged families and groups to enjoy the opportunities in the Hamilton County Park District. The scholarship program offers financial aid for families by providing 50 percent off of regular program and camp fees. If interested, visit www.greatparks.org/foundation/scholarships.shtm

and print an “individual scholarship application.” All information submitted will be treated confidentially. Scholarships also are available for schools and other organizations in need of assistance. Groups that are awarded scholarships are responsible for paying half of the registration fees and providing other necessities for the program, including transportation, lunch, etc. Those organizations interested in applying for a scholarship should visit

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St. Xavier event raises $775,000 St. Xavier High School’s X-Travaganza 2011: XCape to New England … For a Whale of a Good Time drew more than 550 guests, 900-plus individual volunteers and record figures from its auctions, raffles and other components netting more than $775,000 for tuition assistance and educational programs for the school. X-Trav partnered with Bow Ties for a Cause, a philanthropic effort founded by Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones. Under Jones’ mentorship, a custom bow tie designed by St. Xavier art student Gavin Gerundo sold at the event. Proceeds benefited St. X’s retention program, which assists non tradition-

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St. Xavier High School’s X-Travaganza 2011 chairs Jim and Mary Thacker with St. Xavier High School President Father Timothy A. Howe S.J. al students in their formation as leaders and men for others. With a $10,000 matching donation for the first 200 ties sold, the school’s sale of 230 ties at X-Travaganza yielded $26,000. The funds will be used to help students achieve their potential in the areas of academic, social, spiritual and personal development.

The annual Kira Nicole Gilbert Memorial Walk, benefitting the Kira Nicole Gilbert Memorial Scholarship Fund, had bad weather but good support as people braved the rain and cold to help raise money with raffles, split-the-pot giveaways and donations.

Walk with purpose

Mary and Jim Thacker of Anderson Township chaired X-Travaganza 2011 with co-chairs Claire and Jeff Ehrman of Oak Hills. Presenting sponsor for the second year in a row was the Corporex family of companies. For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/local.

Kira Nicole Gilbert’s motherTammy Gilbert, Robyn Fortner, and Amy Keller participate in a “Heads or Tails” split the pot, where participants choose heads or tails and are eliminated by coin flips; last one standing splits the pot.

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

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

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Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Christian Discipleship Training. 9:oo am Coffee Koinonia............................10:00am Praise & Worship.........................10:30am

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

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

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church

8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

LUTHERAN CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 3301 Compton Rd. (1 block east of Colerain) 513-385-8342 www.christ-lcms.org Sun. School & Bible Class 9:45 AM Worship: Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 AM, Wed. 7:15 PM Office: 385-8342 Pre-School: 385-8404

Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

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Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sundays

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UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org Confirmation "Resurrection: Making All Things NewA New Perspective"

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

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

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Traditional Service: 9:30 AM ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

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

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sands. By measuring the distance to these clusters astronomer Harlow Shapley in 1914 determined for the first time the size of our Milky Way and the position of our Solar System in it. On May 7, there will be a slide presentation on Globular Clusters and then astronomers will train their four powerful telescopes to the sky. There will be activities and displays for all ages and hot chocolate will be available to take the chill off. Program and activities held cloudy or clear, viewing is weather permitting. For more information, call 513-941-1981 or go to www.cinastro.org.

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United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. David Mack Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpopumc.org

HOPE LUTHERAN Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship

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is free. The largest cluster can measure 200 light-years across. One light year is the distance light travels, speeding 186,000 miles every second, in one year. How far is that? Pull out your calculator. 186,000 miles per second x 60 seconds per minute x 60 minutes in one hour x 24 hours per day x 365.25 days in a year = miles traveled in one light year. Bring your answer when you visit Saturday and we’ll check your answer. More than 150 Globular Clusters surround the center of the Milky Way Galaxy and larger galaxies like Andromeda may be surrounded by tens of thou-

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

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

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

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The Cincinnati Astronomical Society continues the celebration of its first century of sharing the wonders of the night sky with children of all ages, families, scouts and teachers. The society will take a look on Saturday, May 7, at what many consider the prettiest objects in the night sky. Globular Clusters are immense spherical collections of 10,000 to 1,000,000 stars that are bound together by their mutual gravity. The program begins at 8 p.m. at The Cincinnati Astronomical Society, 5274 Zion Road, Miami Township, near the Mitchell Memorial Forest. Admission

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Community St. Leo Grade School class of 1956 from North Fairmont is hoping to find graduates for a class reunion. If you graduated or know someone who did, call Bill Keenan at 922-3599; Ken Horn at 385-1284; Ed Hubert at 5744249; or Kathy Herbert (Thurling) at 574-1285.

Colerain Township resident James M. Jones, chairman of the Every Child Succeeds Board of Directors, has received the Impact Leadership Award from the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. This award, formerly known as the William A. Mitchell/Pearl S. Gantz Award, honors an individual whose volunteer leadership contributes to achiev-

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ing the goals of United Way’s Agenda for Community Impact – helping children grow into successful adults. Jones is a retired vice president of finance at The Procter & Gamble Company and has served on Every Child Succeeds’ Board of Directors for nine years, chairing the board for the past two years. Besides his commitment to ECS, he is a

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Jim Jones of Colerain Township, left, received the United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Impact Leadership Award at the organization’s annual Leaders & Legends luncheon recently. He was presented the award by his son, Kevin Jones.

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dedicated volunteer at Emanuel Community Center in Over-the-Rhine, serving as both board chair and chair of the Development Committee. Jones also gives his time to Cincinnati Council on World Affairs, Cincinnati Sister Cities Project, Junior Achievement, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, White Oak Youth Athletic Club and St. James Church.

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• June 5-10 39th annual June Used Book Sale Main Library, 800 Vine St., downtown Phone: 513-369-6035 Sunday, June 5: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.. Monday, June 6 through Wednesday, June 8: 9 a.m.9 p.m. Thursday, June 9: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, June 10 (BAG DAY): 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Buy a Friends’ shopping bag for $10 and fill it up! • Aug. 25-28 End-of-Summer Sale Friends Warehouse Sale, 8456 Vine Street (Hartwell) Phone: 513-369-6035 Thursday, Aug. 25: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27: 10 a.m.6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28: Noon5 p.m. Members Only Preview Sale: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. • Sept. 29, 30-Oct. 1 Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave. Phone: 513-369-4474 Thursday, Sept. 29: Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “Our book sales have been holding their own,” said Anne Keller, Friends’ executive director. “We feel this is due to a number of factors: the depressed economy, where people can see the value of buying gently used vs. new; expanding branch sales to other areas of the county; and our efforts to make shopping easier for book lovers by reorganizing how we sort and display items for sale.” Proceeds from the book sales fund thousands of

children’s and adult programs throughout the year and make these events available free of charge to the public. They also sponsor the annual summer reading program and purchase items for the library’s collection. For more information contact the warehouse at 369-6035, email friendsofplch1@fuse.net, or visit http://friends.cincinnatilibrary.org/. You can also visit the Friends on Facebook: http:// tinyurl.com/2u3lp.m.s.

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The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will be hosting a number of used book sales in 2011, including some new locations. Here’s the schedule for 2011:

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John Aseere

John D. Aseere, 68, White Oak, died April 25. Survived by wife Diana Aseere; children Cindy (Doug) Nader, Angela (late Brian) Solzsmon; grandchildren Katie, Jeffrey, Andrew, Jonathan, Daniel; sister Dorothy (Joe) Listo; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Thomas Aseere. Services were April 29 at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Ann Church, 2900 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239 or Vitas Hospice, 151 Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45216.

Mary Jane Buten

Mary Jane Chitwood Buten, 92, Green Township, died April 22. Survived by children Richard (Bonita), Gerald (Trinnique) Buten; daughterin-law Elizabeth Buten; grandchildren David (Palmira), Brian (Christine), Tiani Buten Buten, Angela (David) Dickson; great-grandchildren Brady, Yvannia Buten, Brianna Dickson; sister Helen (William) Needles. Preceded in death by husband George Buten, son Gregory Buten, grandson Kevin Buten, siblings Louise (Henry) Taylor, Marie Trotter, Leon, Clifford, Egbert Chitwood. Services were April 26 at the Cheviot United Methodist Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons

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DEATHS Home. Memorials to: American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 402, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

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Nancy Richmond Donnelly, 69, died April 23. Survived by daughters Michelle (Robert) Markee, Janice (Daniel) Simmons; siblings Bill, Ralph, Clint, Jerry Richmond, Pearl Prewitt; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband James Donnelly. Services were April 28 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Lois F. Lowstuter, 75, died April 6. She was a district manager for Avon. Survived by children Mark (Jean), Daniel (Shiree) Bennett, Susan (Joseph) Croslin, Kathleen (Tim) Cook, Richard (Mary) Jr., David LowLowstuter stuter, Patricia (Ralph) Lindeman; grandchildren Cara Bennett, Casey Croslin, Jonathan Redwine, Christina, Christopher Bennett, Corbett Croslin, Trey, Katie, Chris Lowstuter; siblings Virginia Schuster, Gerald Wiedmann. Preceded in death by husbands Martin Bennett, Richard Lowstuter, brother Donald Wiedmann. Services were April 9 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Hodapp Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Buzz Gettle

Walter “Buzz” Gettle III, 63, Bevis, died April 21. He was a railroad engineer for over 35 years. Survived by wife Sandy Gettle; children Chip (Kathy) Gettle, Tracy (Scott) Bauer; brother Jeanne (Don) Gourley. Services were April 28 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home.

Fred Leichman

Fred W. Leichman Sr., 75, Mount Healthy, died April 25. He was a commercial painter with Muster Sheeting & Painting. Survived by wife Mary Leichman; children Madlyn, Terri, Fred Jr. Leichman, Angela (Corey) Case; grandchildren Tico, Antoian, Brian, Tiara, Jasmine, Angel; four greatgrandchildren. Arrangements by Radel Funeral

Skip Luechauer

Charles B. “Skip” Luechauer, Colerain Township, died April 21. Survived by wife Amy Luechauer; brother David (Sheila) Luechauer; nieces and nephews Michael Luechauer, Ryan, Nathan, Brett, Craig, Tyler Millard, Jonathan, Ethan,

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Michelle Nymberg

Michelle Schultz Nymberg, 40, Green Township, died April 24. She owned Soccer Shots. Survived by husband Mike Nymberg; children Jimmy, Kevin, Kelly Nymberg; parents Joseph, Silva Schultz; parents-in-law Jerry, Pat Nymberg; brothers Ken (Madonna), Greg (Mary), Brian (Mindy) Schultz; brothers- and sister-in-law Jerry (Jane), Tim (Pat), Dan (Diane), Tom (Victoria) Nymberg, Suzie (Kerry) Crone; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were April 29 at Our lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or Heartland Hospice, 3800 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

James Overton

James J. Overton, 62, Colerain Township, died April 24. He was a Navy veteran, and a member of the American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survived by children Jamie Thoroughman, Jimmie Overton; stepdaughter Kenithe Browning; grandchildren Michael, Tony, Mike, Christian, Shilynn, Devin; siblings Bob (Jill), Marvin (Diana) Overton, Linda (the late Shawn) Miller; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Jimmie Overton, Sudie Ungruhe, siblings Riley, Harold Overton.

Services were April 28 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to Vitas Hospice.

Mary Petkiewytsch

Mary M. Petkiewytsch, 80, Springfield Township, died April 23. She taught for Princeton schools. Survived by friend Rose Baker; sister-in-law Jossy. Preceded in death by husband Leo, siblings William Undeutsch, Sue Quigley. Services were April 28 at St. Vivian. Arrangements by NeidhardSnow Funeral Home.

Robert Silber

Robert Leonard Silber, 91, Green Township, died April 27. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Elizabeth Silber; children Barry (Sandra), Bruce (Beth), Bradley (Pamela Rieke) Silber, Beverly (William) Silber Rogers; grandchildren Maureen, Greg, Jeff, Aaron, Lauren, Emily, Rachel, Austin. Preceded in death by parents Charles, Regina Silber. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Dennis Thompson

Dennis R. Thompson, 57, Green Township, died April 21. He worked for the United States Postal Service. Survived by mother Anna Thompson; siblings Greg (Deborah) Thompson, Debra (Ken) Senser, Angela (Thomas) Holtgrefe; nieces and nephews Kirt, Christina, Adam, Kevin, Alex, Samantha, Shelley; great-nieces Chantal, Madison, Sadie, Lily. Preceded in death by father Ray Thompson. Services were April 26 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to Shriners Hospital.

Rachel Turley

Rachel van Kooy Turley, 71, Mount Healthy, died April 29. Survived by husband Chester Turley; children Tracey (Michelle) Tur-

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Frank Walters

Frank J. Walters, 88, Green Township, died April 20. He was a union carpenter with Local 126. Survived by wife Rose Walters; children Bruce (Ora Lee), Wayne (Michele) Walters, Janice (Rick) Miller, Karen (Ken) Brisbin; grandchildren Charla (Jeff) Payne, Megan (Eric) Henley, Paige, Giovanna (Ginny) Walters, Kevin, Chris Miller, Tyler, Joel Brisbin; great-grandchildren Madison, Jakob, Andrew Payne, Cord, Aubrey Henley. Services were April 26 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to: Honor Flight Inc., 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH 45505.

Jim Young

James T. “Jim” Young, 66, Colerain Township, died April 4. Survived by wife Dorothy "Dotti" Young; daughters Leslie (James) Treadway, Shari (Ryan Thomas) Kendrick; grandchildren William, Rachael Kendrick, Jessica, Michael Treadway, Madalynn Thomas; siblings sisters (Ben) Wall, Betty (Charlie) Rapp. Preceded in death by brother Jack (JoAnn) Young. Services were April 8 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5

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Arrests/citations

Kenneth W. Godsey, born 1965, illegal possession of prescription drugs, , April 14. Gregory A. Kanz, born 1985, robbery, 2100 W. North Bend Road, April 18. Rodney K. Watkins, born 1967, criminal trespassing and aggravated menacing, 2568 W. North Bend Road, April 18. Angela D. York, born 1981, possession of an open flask, 2568 W. North Bend Road, April 19. Kuesio T. Richardson, born 1990, obstructing official business, 5380 Bahama Terrace, April 20. Derrell B. Pruett, born 1979, obstructing official business, 5131 Hawaiian Terrace, April 21. Alphonso Edward Bowers, born 1974, domestic violence, 5801 Shadymist Lane, April 22. Curtis Clay, born 1983, domestic violence, 2467 Hearthstead Lane, April 22.

Incidents/reports Burglary

2551 W. North Bend Road No. 2, April 18. 2737 Robers Ave., April 19. 5146 Hawaiian Terrace, April 18. 5204 Colerain Ave., April 20.

Robbery

2100 W. North Bend Road, April 18.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations

Ronnie Allen, 36, 3667 Sandralin Drive, drug possession at 3667 Handrail Drive, April 12. Timothy Bledsoe, 44, 12073 Goodfield Court, operating vehicle intoxicated at 11021 Hamilton Ave., April 9. Cassie Gorbold, 33, 6923 Harrison Ave., possession drug abuse instruments at 3236 W. Galbraith Road, April 3. Timothy Griffin, 19, 512 Orient Ave., assault at 8801 Colerain, April 9. Joseph Haps Iii, 48, 2911 Jonrose , drug possession at 1207525, April 6. Joseph Hoops, 48, 2911 Jonrose , disorderly conduct, obstructing official business at 2911 Jonrose, April 7. Derek Hughes, 21, 8516 Neptune Dr, criminal damaging, resisting arrest at 8516 Neptune , April 10. Demarco Jenkens, 38, 937 Fairbanks, theft at 9501 Colerain Ave., April 10. Lohn Lambing, 18, 4457 Muskopf Drive, theft at 11021 Hamilton Ave., March 29. John Lambing, 18, 4457 Muskopf Drive, theft at 11021 Hamilton Ave., March 29. Marquise Lasley, 18, 3610 Newton, assault at 8801 Colerain, April 9. Anthony Lee, 27, 6906 April Drive, disorderly conduct at 3261 Banning Road, April 10. Michael Mangan, 48, 1799 Leway Drive, open container at 7779 Colerain Ave., April 8. Hannah Pawlowski, 23, 1044 Marshall Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., April 8. Lamesha Perry, 23, 1584 Perish Street Lower Flats, criminal damaging, resisting arrest at 3240 W. Galbraith Road, April 9. Andrew Pruitt, 24, 23 Kings Run Court, drug possession at 9501 Colerain Ave., April 9. Kristian Ramsey, 35, 12165 Greencastle, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 3211 Lina Place, April 7. David Reilly, 26, 2610 W. Galbraith Road, aggravated menacing,

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief inducing panic at 2610 W. Galbraith Road, April 12. Stephen Sharpsuire, 44, 5551 Westwood Northern Blvd., failure to comply at Banning Road and Memory Lane, April 9. Davet Shelton, 34, 55 Fawn Shelton, open container at 8339 US 27, April 11. Ronnie Smith, 38, 1021 Thunderbird, unauthorized use of motor vehicle at 9107 Coogan Dr., April 10. Michael Sullender, 47, 11017 Jackson St., theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., April 11. Frederick Walker, 28, 1961 Kinney Ave., criminal damaging at 5641 View Pointe, April 12. Juvenile male, 16, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., April 7. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 8491 Colerain Ave., April 6. Juvenile female, 18, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., April 6. Juvenile male, 16, theft at 8951 Colerain Ave., April 10. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 3985 Woodsong Drive, March 29. Juvenile male, 14, theft at 6060 Day Road, March 29. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 9571A Colerain Ave., April 9. Juvenile male, 17, theft at 8801 Cheviot Road, April 7. Juvenile male, 16, possession of marijuana at 8801 Cheviot Road, April 12. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 3985 Woodsong Drive, March 29.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile, 13, criminal damaging at 3130 Jessup Road, April 13. Bouang Sitthideth, 32, 5850 Childs Ave., violation of protection order at 5850 Childs Ave., April 13. Michael P. Lusenhop, 19, 4554 Ebenezer Road, theft at Sheed Road and Harrison Avenue, April 13. Cynthia R. Kelly, 31, 2283 Fairgreen, failure to confine dog at 2283 Fairgreen, April 14. Juvenile, 16, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, April 14. Juvenile, 12, disorderly conduct at 5400 Edalbert Drive, April 14. Sabrina L. Brown, 33, 3832 Ruebel Place, theft warrant at 6303 Harrison Ave., April 15. Tamela M. Riebel, 52, 2911 Jonrose Ave. No. 6, theft at 5975 Colerain Ave., April 15. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 5820 Lawrence Road, April 15. Chad M. Streder, 18, 2912 Welge Lane, drug abuse at 3200 Ebenezer Road, April 13. Juvenile, 15, underage tobacco at 6111 Kingoak Drive, April 13. Juvenile, 16, drug possession at 3200 Ebenezer Road, April 13. Darrell L. Martz, 53, 3184 Greenway Ave., disorderly conduct at 3184 Greenway, April 15. Dante Nelson, 27, 2477 Blue Lark

Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300. Drive, domestic violence at 2825 Blue Rock Road, April 16. Ryan T. Kruse, 21, 6845 Jennifer Lynn Drive, drug possession at 3426 Mirror Lane, April 18. Juvenile, 17, possession of marijuana at 3426 Mirror Lane, April 18. Juvenile, 15, theft and falsification at 5071 Glencrossing Way, April 19. Juvenile, 17, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, April 19. Juvenile, 14, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, April 19. Juvenile, 16, possession of drugs, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 4237 School Section Road, April 19. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs and possession of marijuana at 4237 School Section Road, April 19. Amy L. McIntosh, 35, 6017 Bearcat Drive, domestic violence at 6017 Bearcat Drive, April 19. Pamela Mason, 22, 10906 Shaker Point Way, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., April 19. Carmen C. Nixon, 32, 2477 Albermont Court, forgery at 6165 Glenway Ave., April 20. Juvenile, 17, alcohol offenses involving minors at 2311 Townhill Drive, April 20. Christopher E. Mushrush, 31, 6353 Melissaview Court, possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia at 6353 Melissaview Court, April 20. Juvenile, 17, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., April 21.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering

One hundred cartons of cigarettes

stolen from BP Oil at 5233 North Bend Road, April 14. Two quad runners stolen from home’s shed at 4554 Ebenezer Road, April 19.

Burglary

Vehicle parked inside home’s garage was entered, but nothing found missing at 4383 Airymont Court, April 15. Assorted clothing items, five pairs of shoes, video camera, 10 DVDs and food stolen from home at 5405 Fayridge Court, April 16. Assorted jewelry, video game system, handbag, two digital cameras and a laptop computer stolen from home at 3683 Moonridge Drive, April 21.

Criminal damaging

Paint scratched with a key, tail light cracked and ketchup poured all over vehicle at Balsamridge and Basswood Lane, April 13. Glass block windows on home damaged when shot with BB gun at 3806 Ebenezer Road, April 14. Graffiti spray-painted on side of Western Rollerama at 5166 Crookshank Road, April 18. Interior of vehicle damaged at 6212 Cheviot Road, April 19. Outside mirror broken on vehicle at 6553 Hearne Road, April 19. Rear window broken on construction vehicle at 5311 Robert Ave., April 20. Two windows broken on vehicle at 3324 Moonridge Drive, April 20. Oil poured on driveway at 6076 Gaines Road, April 20.

Domestic dispute

Argument between parent and child at Russell Heights Drive, April 14. Argument between parent and child at Cheviot Road, April 16. Argument between man and woman at Harrison Avenue, April 18. Argument between parent and child at Sidney Road, April 18. Argument between live-in partners at Cheviot Road, April 19.

Domestic violence

Physical altercation between parent and child at Northpoint Drive, April 19.

Forgery

Counterfeit $10 bill issued at Dollar

Tree at 5975 Colerain Ave., April 18.

Theft

GPS and MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 3522 Locust Lane, April 13. Portable DVD player stolen from vehicle at 5525 Green Acres Court, April 13. Vehicle stolen from in front of home at 3657 Lakewood Drive, April 13. Purse and contents stolen from shopping cart at Meijer at 6550 Harrison Ave., April 13. Ring and two pairs of earrings stolen from home at 5386 Haft Road, April 13. Two containers of laundry detergent stolen from Family Dollar at 6134 Colerain Ave., April 14. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 3510 Constitution Court, April 15. Cincinnati Enquirer newspapers stolen from in front of about 20 homes at Elkwater and Sharlene Drive and Werk Road, April 15. Laptop computer, USB cord, computer case and an MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 3853 Race Road, April 15. Two vehicle radiators and miscellaneous copper wire stolen from in front of home’s barn at 6103 Johnson Road, April 15. Cell phone stolen when left behind in bathroom at White Castle at 5404 North Bend Road, April 15. Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 6075 Harrison Ave., April 17. Four steel vehicle wheels, two tail lights, set of springs, transmission, two boat props, boat steering wheel, boat drive shaft, three antique irons and two leaf blowers stolen from storage unit at Diamond Oaks Storage at 6187 Harrison Ave., April 17. Lawn mower stolen from home’s front yard at 6013 Lagrange Lane, April 18. Check card stolen from home at 5829 Willow Oak Lane, April 18. Money stolen from two purses at 4039 Drew Ave., April 19. Roto hammer, core bit and generator stolen from Home Depot at 6300 Glenway Ave., April 20. Several packs of cigarettes stolen

from vehicle at 5716 Cheviot Road, April 20. Brief case stolen from vehicle at 5952 Beechollow Court, April 20. Window broken on vehicle during theft attempt at 5964 Beechollow Court, April 20. Temporary license plate stolen from vehicle at 5505 Rybolt Road, April 21.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP

Arrests/citations

Cecil Evans, 20, 1357 Randomhill Drive, burglary at 1500 block of Meredith Drive, April 13. Andrew Braden, 28, 86 Illona Drive, telecommunications harassment at 10000 block of Trapp Lane, April 18. Jayni Walker, 22, 1916 Colerain Ave., criminal damaging at 1500 block of Meredith Drive, April 18. Norris Pass, 50, 7228 Reading Road, receiving stolen property, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, April 18. Valencia Joiner, 23, 1660 Llanfair Ave., failure to comply at 1600 block of Hudepohl Lane, April 18. Two juveniles, disorderly conduct at 8101 Hamilton Ave., April 11. Lisa Turner, 30, 7332 Reading Road, drug paraphernalia, carrying concealed weapon at 8000 block of Colette Lane, April 15. Timothy Kilbane, 48, , domestic violence at 8400 block of Winton Road, April 12. Joseph Bradley, 27, 10749 Sprucehill Drive, drug possession, carrying concealed weapons, weapons under disability at 2300 block of Hidden Meadows Drive, April 14. Miguel Foster, 19, 10943 Maplehill Drive, carrying weapon in school zone at 8101 Hamilton Ave., April 13.

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POLICE REPORTS From B9 David Mosley Jr., 27, 10028 Crusader Drive, obstructing official business at 1500 block of Pleasant Run Drive, April 12. Ricky Johnson, 38, 1751 John Gray Road, child endangering at 1751 John Gray Road, April 11. Juvenile, unauthorized use of vehicle at 10700 block of Maplehill Drive, April 22. Dauwood Merriweather, 21, 2954 High Forest Lane, theft at 1600 block of Hudepohl Drive, April 22. Damien Bonner, 32, 2132 Roosevelt Ave., drug possession, theft, menacing at 2132 Roosevelt Ave., April 22. Juvenile, weapons under disability at 8800 block of Neptune Drive, April 20. Juvenile, domestic violence at 10400 block of Bossi Lane, April 18. Juvenile, domestic violence at 6300 block of Golfway Drive, April 19. Juvenile, domestic violence at 1400 block of Meredith Drive, April 19. Missy Vaughn, 36, 807 North Bend Road, domestic violence at 807

North Bend Road, April 19. Robert Brown, 46, 1419 Losantiville Road, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, April 22. India Jamison, 18, 8210 Kingsmere Court, attempted felonious assault at 8210 Kingsmere Court, April 19. Norris Pass Jr., 50, 7228 Reading Road, receiving stolen property, theft at 1600 block of West Galbraith Road, April 18.

Assault

Incidents/reports

Woman reported being choked and hit at 8608 Neptune Drive, April 16.

Breaking and entering

Man reported break-in to shed at 1522 Covered Bridge Drive, April 8.

Burglary

Man reported money, gun stolen at 1071 W. Galbraith Road, April 5. Woman reported jewelry, computer stolen at 9688 Kelso Court, April 13. Man reported TV, jewelry stolen at 1556 Meredith Drive, April 13. Man reported two TVs, computer, tools stolen at 722 Castlegate Drive, April 21. Man reported video game system

stolen at 6583 Greentree Drive, April 21.

Criminal damaging

Woman reported window shot with BB gun at 9610 Fernbrook Drive, April 17. Woman reported siding damaged at 8868 Ebro Court, April 17. Indiana man reported vehicle damaged at 10700 block of Hamilton Avenue, April 15. Woman reported siding damaged at 8868 Ebro Court, April 17. Indiana man reported vehicle damaged at 10700 block of Hamilton Avenue, April 15. Man reported mailbox blown up at 474 Waterbury Circle, April 22.

Identity theft

Woman reported Social Security information used to obtain utility service at 1446 Biloxi Drive, April 7. Woman reported Social Security information used to obtain utility service at 1446 Biloxi Drive, April 7.

Misuse of credit card

Man reported unauthorized charges at 1810 Fallbrook Drive, April 4.

Theft

6765 Parkview Drive man reported money stolen at 6400 block of Winton Road, April 9. Springfield Township reported soccer equipment stolen at 320 Caldwell Drive, April 5. Man reported stereo equipment stolen at 1037 Thunderbird Lane, April 4. Man reported vehicle stolen at 8826 Neptune Drive, April 15. Springfield Township trustees reported picnic table stolen from Hillside Park at 320 Caldwell Drive, April 15. Man reported gun, jewelry stolen at 982 Springbrook Drive, April 13. BP reported money stolen at 1195 Compton Road, April 13. Woman reported money stolen at 7931 Glenbrook Drive, March 10. Woman reported jewelry stolen at 9830 Arvin Ave., March 9. Man reported vehicle stolen at 8 Staburn Ave., March 10. Woman reported jewelry stolen at 9654 Fallhill Drive, March 8. Speedway reported food stolen at 8378 Winton Road, March 18.

Man reported money stolen at 10909 Crystalhill Drive, March 17. 11337 Reading Road woman reported wallet stolen from vehicle at 8700 block of Grenada Drive, March 20. Man reported wallet stolen from vehicle at 8902 Cherryblossom Drive, March 15. Man reported money stolen at 6308 Witherby Ave., March 15. Woman reported bike stolen at 1594 Pleasant Run Drive, March 25. 8451 Pollox Court woman reported wallet stolen at 8400 block of Winton Road, March 24. Fairfield woman reported money stolen from purse at 6300 block of Daly Road, March 20. 12078 Brisber Place woman reported vehicle stolen, recovered on Kemper Road at 11900 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 26. Woman reported mail stolen at 9995 Thoroughbred Lane, March 24. Man reported check stolen at 1613 Acreview Drive, March 23. 6765 Parkview Drive man reported money stolen at 6400 block of Winton Road, April 9.

Springfield Township reported soccer equipment stolen at 320 Caldwell Drive, April 5. Man reported stereo equipment stolen at 1037 Thunderbird Lane, April 4. Man reported vehicle stolen at 8826 Neptune Drive, April 15. Springfield Township trustees reported picnic table stolen from Hillside Park at 320 Caldwell Drive, April 15. Man reported gun, jewelry stolen at 982 Springbrook Drive, April 13. BP reported money stolen at 1195 Compton Road, April 13. 1263 Jeremy Court woman reported vehicle stolen at 1000 block of Harbury Drive, April 22. Kroger reported merchandise stolen at 8421 Winton Road, April 22. Man reported garbage can stolen at 1097 Hempstead Drive, April 19. Man reported license plate stolen at 1998 Mistyhill Drive, April 17. Woman reported computer stolen at 2132 Roosevelt Ave., April 21.

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Harrison Ave.: M. C. Murphy LLC to Day, Joseph L.; $100. Harrison Ave.: Clearwater Development LLC to CWX Holdings LLC; $5,000. 5114 Leona Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Macmillan, Cindy L.; $48,500. North Bend Road: Monfort Heights

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Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 1629 Anderson Ferry Road: Witsken, Jeannette to Miller, Dennis L. and Connie S.; $155,000. 3162 Andres Lane: Leininger, Paul W. to Sicking, Carie M.; $99,000. 6971 Aspen Point Court: Chignoli, Cindi M. to Sagar, Nancy G.; $223,000. 5581 Breezewood Drive: Wellbrock, Stanley C. and Joan M. to Wellbrock, Raymond and Melvinia; $150,000. Bridgepoint Drive: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Attached Homes II LLC; $306,600. 6176 Bridgetown Road: Hartman, Jack L. and Joy to Aris Investments LLC; $171,000. 3543 Jessup Road: Newton, Daniel A. to Schmuelling, Margaret A.; $82,000.

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