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Northgate shoppers welcome Marshalls By Jennie Key

McAuley High School freshmen and sophomores send a message of support to La Salle High School staff, students and families. THANKS TO GREG TANKERSLEY

La Salle gets support in wake of shooting Community pours out encouragement to students, and staff

By Jennie Key

La Salle High School officials say their staff and students have been bathed in love and support from the community, area schools and beyond in the wake of an attempted suicide in the school last week. On April 29, a 17-year-old La Salle junior pulled out a handgun in his first-period classroom and attempted to take his own life in front of his teacher and about 20 classmates. The school was immediately placed on lock down and students were ushered to the gymnasium after the victim was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The teen remained in critical but stable condition as of May 2. Staff and students returned to school April 30, beginning with Mass. There was also a community prayer service that evening. Director of Community Development Greg Tankersley said cards, letters, flowers, food, banners and all kinds of support began flowing into the school the day of the shooting and it hasn’t stopped. The messages of support were widespread and a lot of them were sent via social media such as Facebook and Twitter. The La Salle Broadcasting Network and the Cincinnati La Salle High School Facebook pages were filled with messages of support and photos. UC President Santa Ono posted a message of encouragement. Normally rivals on the athletic fields, St. Xavier High School students posted a photo

La Salle High School Chaplain, the Rev. Jon Paul Bevak, with some of the flowers, cards and banners sent to the school following Monday’s shooting. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

showing students trading their Bomber Blue shirts for Lancer red as a show of support. McAuley freshmen and sophomores donned red Tshirts and formed a heart on the lawn to encourage the Lancers. McAuley juniors and seniors also wore La Salle red and took a photo indoors for their message of support. Elder baseball players pinned scarlet ribbons on their jerseys. There were photos of La Salle and rival teams praying together before games. When La Salle’s freshmen baseball team played at McNicho-

las, the teams gathered at home plate for a prayer and after the game, the McNicolas players hosted a cookout for their opponents and their families. At the high school, cards, banners, flowers and plants came from Moeller, Xavier University, the College of Mount St. Joseph, Roger Bacon, Mother of Mercy, Mariemont, St. Ursula, St. Ignatius Boy Scouts, St. James school staff, St. Bernard School fourth-graders, ChaminadeJulienne High School in Dayton, Catholic Central High School in Springfield. Food



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from families with past or current students at La Salle. Cookies. Bagels. Chick Fil-A. Homemade banana bread. Calls from all over the country. Tankersley said staff and students appreciated the support and he didn’t want to leave anyone out as he ticked off the generous acts the school has been receiving. “There really was an outpouring,” he said. “It is overwhelming.” “Lancer strong” is becoming a rallying cry. A design using the motto by McAuley student Karli Auberger, the sister of a La Salle student, is being made into a T-shirt that will be available for donations that will support the school’s campus ministry fund. Lancer Strong window stickers are also being made and will be available soon. Tankersley said information about how to get the items will be on the school’s Facebook page at or on the La Salle Broadcasting Network page at Support is important, but Tankersley said it’s something bigger that will ultimately be the difference for his school. This school year is designated as the Year of Faith at La Salle. Tankersley said it’s faith that is making all the difference as the staff, students and families deal with the events of a hard year. “It’s one of the blessings of being a Catholic school, that you can bring faith into this situation,” he said. “We turn to our faith in this instance, not to find answers, but to find comfort.”

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Shoppers lined up early for the grand opening of the new Marshall’s at Northgate Mall May 2. Shoppers collected special shopping bags and were treated to coffee and doughnuts as well as the chance to win gift card prizes every hour once the doors opened. Carol Nueskabel of Colerain Township said the store seemed to have a lot of merchandise and she had been looking forward to the opening. Springfield Township resident Kristen Ballou, who won a $50 gift card during one of the half-hour drawings during the grand opening, said the mall needed a store like Marshalls. “I didn’t shop here because it seemed like none of the stores I wanted were here,” she said. “This is great. And the DSW will sure get me here.” There has been talk, although the mall isn’t confirming it, that a theater may be opening. Ballou said she would much rather come to Northgate than go to Fairfield or Mason to see a movie. Marshalls, a Massachusettsbased family apparel and home fashion retailer, is sharing the remodeled former Dillard’s store area, with Ulta, DSW Shoes and Michaels. Another junior anchor tenant, Burlington, opened in March. Marhalls has access from the parking lot and the mall. Frank Birkenhauer, assistant administrator and economic development director with Colerain Township, said Marshalls bought a $500 commemorative brick for the corner memorial at Springdale Road and Colerain Avenue, which is set for dedication May 24. Carrie Garfield, public relations supervisor for The TJX Companies Inc., which owns Marshalls, said the 27,500square-foot retailer will bring about 60 full-time and part-time jobs to the area. The new store will be open 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sundays.

Carol Nusekabel of Colerain Township shops at the grand opening of the new Marshalls store at Northgate Mall. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Local schools plan and train for crisis events By Jennie Key

As area schools send thoughts and prayers to the La Salle High School community after a student shot himself inside the all-boys school, officials at many schools are examining the security and safety procedures in their own buildings. Shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, April 29, a La Salle junior pulled out a handgun in his first-period classroom and attempted to take his own

life in front of his teacher and about 20 classmates. The 17-year-old victim remains in critical, but stable, condition. Green Township Police Chief Bart West said the school had a good plan in place to handle the crisis. School officials had reviewed the plan with police and fire officials in January. He said officers from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, and other departments including Colerain and Cincinnati, responded immediately,

helping at the school as well as picking up details in Green Township for the rest of the day as officers dealt with the scene at the school. Colerian Township Police Chief Dan Meloy’s department conducted an active shooter training session April 20 at Northwest High School. Some of his personnel have students at La Salle. Meloy and West as well as representatives from the sheriff’s office and Springfield Township meet regularly with build-

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forcement for 20 years, trying to make sure they are ready, and refining the plans as they learn from real-life incidents. Pauletta Crowley, administrative assistant for community relations at the Northwest district, chairs the district’s crisis team.


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The district also does in-service training for its staff. Later this month, the district will have a mass-casualty drill with the police and firefighters for its health aides. Crowley said local parochial schools including St. Ignatius, St. James, St. Bernard, Our Lady of Grace, and St. John the Baptist, as well as La Salle, McAuley and Roger Bacon high schools are invited to the crisis team meetings. Most partcipiate. In addition, each school has a crisis team in place, making regular reviews of safety and security measures within the school. Reunification venues have been secured and permission granted for each site. Only staff members are aware of these locations. Kits with medical supplies to treat shooting victims until they can get more advanced medical treatment and hard copies of the building floor plans are maintained in standard location in the school buildings. The kits were paid for by area businesses. Crisis team recommendations to improve building safety and security being implemented in the fall include the creation of uniform visitor badges and lanyards for volunteers, substitutes, contractors. Colerain and Northwest high schools each have school resource officers in their buildings when school is in session. Green Township officers have been walking through all of the school buildings in the township regularly so officers are familiar with the buildings and their layouts and begin to build relationships with students. “I think it’s important that our community knows we are doing everything we can to make the schools safe and be ready to respond if we have a crisis situation,” Meloy said.


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St. Vivian priest shares message of hope with La Salle community By Monica Boylson

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the La Salle community. We hope and pray for your classmate's recovery and healing. And we pray that from this tragedy every student and every person can see that your life matters, that life is sacred, and that there is always hope.” St. Vivian Church posted this message on its Facebook page April 29, following the attempted suicide of a student at La Salle High School. “I immediately text messaged a few friends on staff at La Salle and told them, ‘If you need me, you got me,’” St. Vivian priest the Rev. Paul Gebhardt, 51, said. Gebhardt worked at La Salle from 1999 to 2005 serving as campus minister, teacher and chaplain. He was also the bowling coach until 2011 and helped with retreats at the school. The staff at La Salle took him up on his offer and the priest worked with students and staff during the day April 30, and then was a speaker during the school’s 7:30 p.m. prayer service that evening. “I’ve struggled with depression. The first bout was back in the mid-90s,” he said. “I used my own experience with depression to encourage them to get help. It’s something that unless you’ve been through it, it’s difficult to understand. I described it and talked about some of the feelings very common to depression.” Gebhardt said that you can often feel a “downward spiraling negative feeling and a feeling of no way out.” “Dealing with my own

depression really forced me to take stock in myself, restructure my life,” he said. “Ministry throws you into so many emotionally-charged situations. It was either get healthy or get out.” He said that the prayer service was a way for the La Salle community to cope with the situation and he was happy to share his experiences. “Any kind of tragic event like this is like lightning hitting close by,” he said. “You have to talk about it, make sure you’re getting it out. Don’t bottle it up.” Gebhardt said that it

is often hard for men to “talk about it.” “Especially for men and young men, we don’t talk about it too much,” he said. “We tend to stuff it. Unfortunately, it’s the stuffing it that leads to major depression and suicide attempts.” Overall, he said he wanted to leave the students with a sense of hope. “I wanted to remind them that God is still present, still with them, even in the midst of this horrific thing,” he said. “And to pray for the strength to get through this.”

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A nursing home resident with an extensive criminal history is accused of raping another resident inside her room last week. Edward C. White, 57, was booked into the Hamilton County jail May 2 on a count of rape. White’s lawyer, Michael Trapp, said he has concerns about his client’s mental health and about his ability to understand the proceedings. “I’m not sure he’s all there,” Trapp said. Judge Russell Mock set White’s bond at $25,000. The case goes before a Hamilton County grand jury for possible indictment May 13. Springfield Township police charged White with forcing himself on a woman May 1 at the Heartland of Mount Airy,

2250 Banning Road, court records show. The victim told White “no,” and “stop,” an arrest report says. Police said the woman is 33, but gave no additional information about her, including any physical disabilities that might require Heartland services. The center provides skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services, its website says. Julie Beckert, a spokeswoman for Heartland, said, “The center began an investigation and is working with the proper authorities. We will continue to cooperate in any further investigations.” White has an extensive criminal record dating at least 30 years in Hamilton County. He’s been charged with four violent felonies including attempted murder, four

other felonies and 13 misdemeanors. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 1981 and served three years in a prison. He returned to prison four other times between 1988 and 2002 following convictions for aggravated assault, forgery and illegally having a gun, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. His latest arrest report states he is recovering from a stroke and has trouble talking and moving. His lawyer said he has a bad leg that makes him walk with a limp. White was honorably discharged from the Army in 1976. The incident at Heartland will prompt an investigation by the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus, said spokeswoman Tessie Pollock.

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BRIEFLY McAuley hosts spring art events

McAuley High School will be the site of events this spring celebrating the fine arts. All events are open to the public. » Sounds of Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, in McAuley’s Performing Arts Center. This concert features McAuley’s Orchestra, Chorus and Vocal Ensemble. Tickets are $5 at the door. » McAuley Art Show, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Various student works of art will be on display throughout the school. There is no charge for this show. McAuley High School is at 6000 Oakwood Ave., College Hill.

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Pain? What Are Your Options for Relief from 6:307:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at its offices. Dr. Robert Rolf will present the session for those thinking about shoulder surgery. He will discuss options. The session is free, no co-pay and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Reservations are required by calling 513354-7635.

Parky’s going back to 1800s

Pioneer Pastimes is for per-kindergarten through second-grade children and features activities and playtime the way it was in the 1800s. The Parky’s Farm program in Winton Wood s Park is offered on Fridays through May 31, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Numerous hands-on

activities include carding wool, weaving, playing pioneer games and aa visit to a pioneer camp and a 1800s school house. Playbarn admission and a wagon ride are included. Cost is $7 per child and $3 per adult day of the event. There is a discount of $6 per child and $2.50 per adult for online registrations at For additional information, call 513-521PARK (7275).

students. This year’s theme is “Diversity.” The exhibition will be on display in the Aronoff Center’s Fifth Third Bank Theater (Seventh and Main streets, downtown) through Sunday, May 12. Exhibition hours are Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, noon-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m-4 p.m. The Student Art Show is free and open to the public. Representing students from grades kindergarten through eight, the diverse collection of two-dimensional artwork will include mediums from pencil drawings to printmaking to textiles. Now in its eleventh year, the Student Art Show is organized and presented annually by CAA’s Department of Education and Community Relations, with the assistance of the Weston Art Gallery. The 2013 Student Art Show has 88 entries, with student artwork on display from area schools including work from students at Pleasant Run Elementary and St. Ignatius School.

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The Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church Outreach Committee and Boy Scout Troop 640 sponsor a Community Family Campout on Saturday, May 18, on the church grounds, 11565 Pippin Road. Families in the community are invited to set up tents in the church yard for the night. This is a family campout. Kids must have a parent or adult guardian with them. Campers must bring their



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own tents. This is a free event for the community and there will be activities for youngsters and a dinner is provided. Planned activities include relay games, a scavenger hunt, a movie and ghost stories. Campers can also make S’mores over the campfire. There also will be a flag retirement ceremony. Start time at 1 p.m. for tent set up Campers will be invited to attend worship with the congregation at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 19. Families must RSVP ahead of time to attend. Contact Kim Cornett at 513-868-8596 or the church at 513-825-4544.

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Moose Lodge No. 2 sponsor a Cornhole Tournament to raise money for the Muscular Dystropy Association, 8944 Colerain Ave., on Saturday, May 18. Registration is at 11 a.m. and play begins at noon. Cost is $50 per pairing and $25 per individual. Tournament officials will pair up individual players and the prize is 50 percent payout split among the top three teams. There will be food, kids games, a raffle and splitthe-pot. No admission charge for nonplayers. Pre-registration deadline is Saturday, May 11. Tournament-day registration closes at 11:30 a.m. For information, contact Shane Packer or call 513-673-4690. Checks should be made made payable to Colerain Firefighters Local 3915.

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The McAuley High School group whose play was entitled “Tempest, the Musical” were, from left, Emily Paul, Emmy Schwartz, Danielle Reynolds, Nikki Hoffman and Sam Nissen. THANKS TO KATHY DIETRICH

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t McAuley High School, learning occurs through many different avenues: tablet computers, books, online books, teacher demonstrations, internet research, group projects, library research, films, field experiences, experiments, service opportunities, hands-on labs, creativity, music, physical activities, sculpture, drawing, painting, role-playing, guest speakers, and drama, to name just some. Seniors in Lynne Heile’s advanced place-

ment English class recently brought Shakespeare to life with their dramatic assignment. The young women, in groups of five or six, were given several days to rewrite William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest,” assign characters, pull together props and costumes, and memorize their lines and blocking. Heile gave them a time limit of three minutes to perform their plays, which included redefining characters and switching roles all while incorporating the main themes and elements of “The Tem-

pest.” The students then put on their productions on the stage of McAuley’s Performing Arts Center, seated in the round, as in Shakespeare’s day. Some of their retitled plays included “The Tempest, Abridged,” “Tempest, the Musical,” and “#Tempest.” The students were very engaged throughout the assignment and had a fun time as they performed their own versions of “The Tempest” and as they watched the other groups.

SCHOOL NOTES McAuley High School

Each year McAuley’s World Language Department inducts new members into the National French, Latin and Spanish honor societies. Students must display excellence and enthusiasm for the language, its history and its culture. This April, Kierra Klein, Brianna Poli, Holly Rack and Emma Webb were welcomed into la Société Honoraire de Français. Gabrielle Dangel and Rachel Koize are new members of the National Latin Honor Society. Joining la Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica are Bradie Anderson, Jessica Bloemer, Ashley Colbert, Kerrie Dailey, Kaitlin Delape, Clare Knecht, Danielle Maraan, Natalie Miranda, Lynn Schutte and Allyson Zeigler.

Northwest High School

Junior Hannah Saylor was named the Northwest Exchange Club Student of the Month for March. Saylor was recognized for her commitment to community service and her leadership. She ranks in the top 10 percent of her class and is a member SAYLOR of student senate. She is the daughter of Eric and Kimberly Saylor.

St. Bernard School

Eighth-grader Megan Ross is participating in the 65th annual State Science Day, held at Ohio State University. Ross’ project is entitled “Attractive Packaging.” More than 1,300 fifth- through 12th-grade students from 309 schools in 66 counties will compete for for more than $2.2 million in scholarships and awards.

St. James School

Jeffrey Fulmer has been named assistant principal beginning with the next school year. St. James staff in 2005. Since then, he has taught seventh-grade reading, English and Fulmer social studies. For the past three years, he also served as marketing coordinator and director of admissions.

Walnut Hills High School

Junior Peter Huang is participating in the 65th annual State Science Day, held at Ohio State University. Huang’s project is entitled “The Use of Artificial Neural Networks in Breast Cancer Prognosis.” More than 1,300 fifth- through 12th-grade students from 309 schools in 66 counties will compete for for more than $2.2 million in scholarships and awards.


The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.


First honors: John Bubenhofer, John Cunningham, Peyton Curry, Carlos Inigo De Veyra, Scott Flynn, Nicholas Gerdes, Kyle Gibboney, Maxfield Girmann, David Girmann II, Daniel Hanson, Zachary Heilman, Brady Hesse, Patrick Hobing, David Homoelle, Kyle Jasper, Brian Kemper, Donald Korman, Blake Litzinger, Anthony Morgan, II, Michael Nichols, Jared Patterson, Samuel Peter, Benjamin Peters, Jacob Robb, Nicholas Seifert, Zachary Thomas, Alexander Weller and David Wimmel Jr. Second honors: Austin Andwan, Nicholas Brehm, Aaron Brickner, Jacob Edwards, Ronald Fago, Michael Gerbus, Peter Glassmeyer, Nickolas Jung, Andrew Kaiser, Daniel Klare, Christopher Lindsay, Connor Maciag, Patrick Raneses, Matthew Sander, Maxwell Scherch, Andrew Schuermann, Cooper Simmons, Axel Vallecillo and Joseph Weber.

Sophomores First honors: Frank Bauer V, Justin Blake, Brandon Copenhaver, Guido Discepoli, Jackson Donaldson, Alexander Dwyer, Henry Fischesser, Aidan Fries, Michael Hartmann, Cameron Johnson, John Klare, Andrew Mooney, John Popken IV, Patrick Reynolds, Thomas Roth, Simon Schaefer, Andrew Schmidt, Isaac Scroggins, Thomas Slayton, Jacob Thomas, Stephen Tonnis, Kevin Unkrich, Nicholaus Urbaetis and Benjamin York. Second honors: Andrew Ahlers, Kevin Ballachino, Rodney Burton, Aaron Cramer, Damian DiCarlo, Miykael Freeman, Christopher Garcia, Samuel Garrity, Griffin Hargis, Spencer Helwig, Paul Klusmeier, Brian Lambert, Justin Lennon, Daniel Luken, Ian Melnyk, Sean Molloy, Cory Parks, Michael Rich, Justin Roenker, John Siegel, Eric Spoelker and Brent Taylor.

Juniors First honors: Mason Brunst, Isaac Busken-Jova-

novich, Nathaniel Chipman, Carson Curry, Jack Ellerhorst, Benjamin Fahey, Nathan Haberthy, Ryan Hadley, Justin Hobing, Benjamin Klare, Joseph Kluener, Arthur Lynch, Matthew Moore, Noah Olson, Bradley Osuna, Craig Sander, Austin Scroggins, John Talbot, Austin Tinsley, Matthew Weiskittel, Matthew Whitacre and Ryan Yeazell. Second honors: Chad Archdeacon, Andrew Bergmann, Andrew Berling, Colin Bresler, John D’Alessandro Jr., Alexander Eyers, Matthew Hanson, Matthew Hein, Alex Helmers, Glen Hird, Jonathon Jung, Kyle Jung, Robert Jung Jr., Timothy Kemper Jr., Benjamin Kleeman, Michael Lanter, Conner Murphy, Jorge Naciff-Campos, Kevin Polking, Marvin Raneses, Zachary Schmucker, Joseph Schneider, Matthew Schramm, Evan Stifel and Brian Strawser.

Seniors First honors: Matthew Ahrnsen, Julio Almanza, Paul Bissmeyer Jr., Charles Bowman, Alexander Burgess, Robert Crawford, Samuel Day, John Delisio, Dominic DiCarlo, Adam Greivenkamp, Stephen Haffner, Ryan Helmers, Devon Hoesl, Matthew Keller, Christopher Merz, Thomas Mitchell, Matthew Mooney, Joshua Schraivogel, Robert Thomas, John York and Eric Zins. Second honors: Joseph Bergmann, Ryan Blake, Thomas Callahan, Jesse Clark, Kyle Denman, William Deters, Brian Feist, Jacob Garbon, Michael Hautman, David Heckl, Brian Hoernschemeyer, Nikita Latushka, Jacob Luken, Grant Lynch, Mark Panning, Samuel Reilly, Zachary Ruter, Christian Sagel, Mitchell Sander, Jack Schanz, Joshua Schirmer, Michael Sohngen, Michael Spoelker, Michael Tekulve, Kenny Thiede, Alex Trippel and Wynston Wilcox.


The following student earned honors for the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year.

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Ferris tries to press right buttons for St. X By Tom Skeen

La Salle High School senior Bailey Abbatiello (5) connects with a pitch against Roger Bacon May 2. The Lancers won 12-1, their eighth victory in a row. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Things did not look good at the beginning of the season, but suddenly the La Salle High School baseball team found its way. As of May 2, the Lancers had reeled off eight consecutive victories leading into crucial Greater Catholic League South showdowns against Moeller and St. Xavier. “There are quite a few guys contributing,” said head coach Joe Voegele. “I know it is very much a cliche, but we are winning as a team.” A cadre of seniors took control of the team to facilitate the turnaround after a 4-8 start, Voegele said. “They’ve kind of dedicated themselves to going out with a good season,” he said. “We had a rough start, lost a lot of one-run games, but we seem to have turned it around lately. We still have some tough games ahead,

but I like the way we’re playing now. Probably no surprise to find a pair of Northwest Press Sportsman of the Year candidates instrumental in the newfound success. University of Dayton baseball recruit Brad Burkhart and Connor Speed are just two of the players who sparked the resurgence. Other collegiate prospects like Bailey Abbatiello (Thomas More), Sam Cranor (Wilmington), Tyler Haubner (Mount St. Joseph) and Ken Ruberg (Thomas More) adopted a winning attitude traced back to Reed Rizzo, a Lancer baseball player who died last June. “Our identity is all together,” Abbatiello said. “I think the difference is we’re playing as a team finally. We’re finally playing Lancer baseball. We remember what Reed showed us. Every time we break, we say ‘Play like 4’ (which was Rizzo’s uniform number). He’s always there with us.”

Speed sacrificed some prestige for the good of the team, moving into the ninth position in the batting order to give the bottom of the lineup some additional spark. “I feel really comfortable down there now,” he said. “It was (a tough transition) at first. I’d been playing varsity for two years and was hitting .300, but I’m really a big team player and I wanted to help. Now if I get on on, Tyler (Haubner, batting leadoff) has a chance to do some damage.” In fact, Haubner is hitting over .400 and is second on the team in RBI. “He plays with a lot of energy,” Voegele said. “Once we made that switch, that’s when we really started producing some runs consistently.” Burkhart not only produces runs - he leads the team in RBI but also prevents the other team from getting many. He is 5-1 on the mound for the Lancers, including a 5-0 mark in the GCL.

“This year he’s just been dominant,” Voegele said. “He had a game where he pitched seven innings and only threw 74 pitches. It’s really been a plus to have a stopper like him, especially when we were struggling early.” “We were confident, maybe too confident,” Burkhart said. “In the beginning of the year we just threw our gloves out there and played like we deserved to win instead of working to win. The senior and captains said, ‘We can’t keep doing this and play bad. We have to play every game like it’s a GCL game.’ “I feel like we’re in a great position. If we keep doing what we’re supposed to do every day, if we keep playing like 4, we’re very prepared to finish strong and make a good run in the tournament.” Said Speed, “We only have two or three weeks left together. We know how lucky we are and we’re trying to make the most of it.”

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS April 30 despite a 3-for-3 hitting performance by senior Rachel Oakley. » Colerain softball went 4-3 last week (14-8 overall), with early wins over Princeton, Sycamore, Ross and Fairfield and losses against Turpin and Lakota East.

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» La Salle High School shut

Tennis The McNicholas High School freshman baseball team hosted a post-game cookout for its visiting opponent from La Salle High School May 2. The Rockets wanted to show their solidarity with the Lancers after a shooting incident at La Salle earlier in the week. SUBMITTED

out Greater Catholic League South rival Elder 4-0 April 30. Brad Burkhart notched the win on the mound while Tyler Haubner went 2-for-3 at the plate and Nick Boardman knocked in a pair of runs. The Lancers won big May1, beating Roger Bacon 12-1 for their eighth consecutive victory. » St. Xavier squeezed by Alter 12-11, April 29 behind a 3for-4 day and three RBI from sophomore Justin Hilliard. The

Bombers made it two in a run following a 6-3 win over Fenwick April 30. Senior Joe Gellenbeck was 2-4 with a double in the victory. St. Xavier topped La Salle 7-3, May 3 to give coach Bill Slinger his 600th career victory. Junior Chris Daugherty was 2-4 with two doubles.


» McAuley High School fell 1-0 against Ursuline Academy

» Colerain High school beat Talawanda 4-1April 29 as every court except second singles notched victories. First singles player Doug Friedhoff won convincingly, 6-1, 6-3 The Cardinals shut out Hamilton 5-0 May 1 as both Friedhoff and third singles player Brodie Hensler won 6-0, 6-0. Second singles player Henry Wessels won 6-2, 6-0. » Northwest lanked Edgewood 5-0 April 29. All three singles players - senior Tyler Norton at first singles and juniors Jeyland Kitchen and Tim Jergens at second and third singles, respectively, won their See HIGHLIGHTS, Page A7

SPRINGFIELD TWP. — The 2013 season has been like a game of chess for St. Xavier volleyball coach Bill Ferris. After graduating all of his starters from his 16-6 team a season ago, it’s been a season full of moving parts trying to find the right combination on the court. “I still don’t have all the answers, which is frustrating at this point of the year,” the 2012 Greater Catholic League South Coach of the Year said. “The guys are doing well in practice but it just doesn’t seem to be translation here in the game. We just aren’t quite getting the results we want when game time rolls around.” His Bombers are 7-7 (1-4 GCL) on the season with two matches remaining in the regular season. Four of the team’s seven losses have come in either four or five sets, which is something Ferris expected with such a balanced field in 2013. “I knew from the outset that we were in the bubble of everybody that is competing,” the coach said. “… It’s a year where a lot of teams have a chance to be good. I talk to (the team) a lot about that.” One of the Bombers who helped the team reach a top 10 ranking in the state is senior libero Michael Spohr. No matter the score or how his teammates are playing, the senior leads by example and never gets down on a teammate. “He’s definitely comfortable in that and we need that,” Ferris said of Spohr’s leadership qualities. “… He’s the one that’s obviously comfortable being more vocal. He plays well most nights so it’s easy for him to stay positive and that’s really helpful because he helps everyone else stay positive.” For Spohr, the idea of winning no matter the situation is what drives him to be the player he is on the court. “My coaches always stress to me to keep bringing the other players up no matter what the score is,” the senior said. “Always try to win. There is always some fight left in you.” After facing seven teams that have been ranked in the Division I and II state polls this season and with a matchup against Bishop Fenwick – the No. 1 team in DII – left on the schedule, Ferris isn’t worried about his guys being overwhelmed. For him, it is about effort the rest of the season. “... We don’t need to think we are ever out of (a match) because almost every team we play will give us a chance to get back into the game and give us a chance to go on a run and make it competitive again,” he said.

St. Xavier senior Michael Spohr is set and ready for a shot to come his way in the second set of the Bombers’ loss to Moeller May 3. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS



Mt. Healthy’s Dobbs continues tradition By Tom Skeen

MT. HEALTHY — Track and field is a family tradition in the Dobbs family. With a father who was a standout sprinter at Aiken, a mother who took part in field events while in high school and a cousin who was a four-year state qualifier for Withrow, it’s no surprise sophomore LaShawnda Dobbs is running toward the state meet for the Mount Healthy Lady Owls. Dobbs owns the fastest time in the 100- and 200-meter dash events in the Southwest Ohio Conference, is ranked second in Region 4 (Cincinnati/Dayton area) and has cut significant time from both events compared to last season. “She is down from a 12.6 last year to a 12.41 this year (in the 100),” coach Thom Maxwell said. “That’s good. That means she’s getting out of the blocks better and she’s stronger. A year of growth made her stronger.” Growing up at an elementary school that didn’t offer track, Dobbs’ track career got off to a late start. She made up for that time in the backyard racing her father over and over and usually bring up the rear in what were some competitive family sprints. “Me and my dad would always race each other,” she said. “He would always win but that’s what made me really want to do track. He let me win one time but that was because he acted like he pulled something but we all knew he didn’t.” All that practice has paid off

Mt. Healthy sophomore LaShawnda Dobbs, right, runs a 100-meter sprint at practice May 3 with teammate Lilly Bryant. Dobbs owns the fastest time in the SWOC in both the 100- and 200-meter dash events this season. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

so far. As a freshmen, Dobbs earned Fort Ancient Valley Conference West Division Athlete of the Year honors after winning the league title in both the 100 and 200 as well as being part of the championship 4x100-meter relay team. “I was happy and I want it again this year,” Dobbs said of earning conference athlete of the year last season. The sophomore parlayed her league success to a secondplace finish at districts in the 100 and a sixth-place finish at the regional meet, just missing

out on going to state by .06 seconds. “The funny thing is she wasn’t impressed with it at all,” Maxwell said. “She was kind of mad she didn’t get to go (to state).” Even with the disappointment, Dobbs is making sure to use her close call from 2012 as a learning experience this season. “Don’t eat a lot before you get there because you are going to be nervous,” she said of what she learned from last year’s postseason. “Don’t think about it too much before you run.”

Hoehn commits to play softball, tennis at MSJ Morgan Hoehn, a Colerain High School senior, recently committed to The College of Mount St. Joseph where she will be playing fastpitch softball and tennis. She will major in mathematics/business/accounting to become a CPA. Hoehn has had11seasons of sports at Colerain earning eight varsity letters. Hoehn spent four years on the varsity fastpitch team, and played shortstop and catcher. She was named second-team All-GMC, led Colerain in batting .325 last season, district qualifiers 2012, and is currently hitting .409 In her three years of playing tennis, two of which were spent on varsity, her first doubles overall record in 2012 was 13-5. She placed first in the Coaches Classic Doubles in 2012. She was a two-year varsity bowler: High game, 254, second-team All-GMC, sectional champs 2012, district qualifiers 2012. Hoehn also played junior varsity basketball for two

Colerain High School senior Morgan Hoehn will play fastpitch softball and tennis for the College of Mount St. Joseph. PROVIDED

years. She was a quarterfinalist at sectionals, narrowly missing a bid for the district tournement 2012. Hoehn has kept a consistent 4.0 GPA throughout high school and perfect attendance for the previous six years. She is a two year member of the French Honor Society, and member of 144 First Robotics Team.

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matches. Each doubles team won by forfeit. » Roger Baconbeat McNicholas 4-1in the greater Catholic league Central tennis tournament May 1 at the Lunken Playfield courts. Tom Perry paced the victory with a 6-0, 6-3 match in the first singles slot.

Girls track

» LaShawnda Dobbs won both the 100-meter dash and

long jump events for Mt. Healthy at the Anderson Invitational. The team finished ninth overall.

Catching up

» Hannah Curtis, a 2011Colerain graduate, helped her Thomas More College softball team win the Presidents Athletic Conference championship May 3 in Westminster, Pa., with an an RBI single in the top of the sixth inning. The Saints receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tourney.

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Why Obama’s budget is so bad Well, President Obama finally sent Congress his budget – more than two months late. Unfortunately, it wasn’t worth the wait. This is the first time in almost 100 years that a president released his budget after both the House of Representatives and the Senate had already adopted their own budgets. The idea behind requiring our presidents to submit their budgets to Congress by Feb. 4 (10 weeks ago!) is so Congress can consider the president’s recommendations when the Congress considers its own budgets. Our presidents are supposed to show some leadership. This one hasn’t. But it’s not just the tardiness of the president’s budget.

It’s what’s in it. Rather than balance the budget in 10 years as the Ryan budget does (I voted for it), or balSteve Chabot COMMUNITY PRESS ance the budget in four GUEST COLUMNIST years as the more aggressive Republican Study Committee budget does (I voted for this one too), the Obama budget never balances, ever. And as a result, rather than reduce the national debt, Obama’s budget actually raises the national debt from its current $16.8 trillion level to a breathtaking $25 trillion (may as well call us Greece). In addition, Obama’s budget

raises taxes by over a trillion dollars over the next decade – and that’s on top of his recent fiscal cliff tax hike, and a trillion or so in tax hikes due to Obamacare. (Hold onto your wallets – it’s time to spread the wealth around.) Unfortunately, raising taxes by a trillion dollars, and growing government, will do nothing to improve our economy or create jobs. What we really need, rather than higher taxes, is tax reform. The president does propose eliminating some current so-called tax loopholes, deductions and exemptions, but instead of reducing marginal income tax rates by an equal amount, and thus spur economic growth and job creation, the president wants to spend these “savings” on new

CH@TROOM May 1 question Should Congress pass a bill which would empower states to make online retailers collect sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet? Why or why not?

“I would like to see Congress enact laws that require all internet purchases to have state sales tax placed on them. This would be based on the State of the purchaser or receiver of the goods. “This levels the playing field somewhat with the competing retail outfits. But I would like all of this new tax earmarked for state education at the K-12 grade levels. Otherwise these additional tax dollars will go towards less necessary items. “Go Figure!” T.D.T.

“The answer is a resounding No! It is unconstitutional. “Refer to your copy of the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 5: ‘No tax or duty shall be laid on goods exported from any state.’ “Any state currently collecting such tax is doing it illegally. Ohio cannot collect it or coerce you to volunteer it if the purchase is made and shipped to you from another state.” B.C. “No!!! Yet another government overstep to ‘correct’ gross overspending!!! J.G.

“We’re already taxed enough! Having to pay shipping adds to the cost of ordering online, but not paying sales tax helps to make up for that. Taxing Internet purchases would discourage many people from patronizing online companies and those companies could be thrown out of business, resulting in more people losing their jobs (with more people having to go on unemployment or welfare). The government needs to stop wasting our money and find ways to cut spending. Increasing taxes only gives the politicians more money to spend frivolously and causes folks like me to stop spending, which only makes the economy worse. It seems to be their only solution (along with printing worthless money) to a terrible financial situation.” C.H.

"Collecting the sales tax is an


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administrative nightmare. Most but not all states have one and in many areas, it varies from county to county. Some states tax clothing and others don’t. Nationally, the system of sales and use taxes is a nightmare. Merchants have to deal with their own state’s mess already. Why should they have to deal with dozens of other regulations as well. The Internet and the telephone has made tax evaders of all of us because we buy things elsewhere and don’t pay our home state’s tax. Let’s leave things the way they are or outlaw state sales taxes and have one national sales tax whose proceeds get sent back to the states.” F.S.D.

"First and for all, it would give retailers an increase in their business and secondly, it would give states additional tax revenue. I personally purchased an item once and had more of a hassle in returning that item, which caused me to only support retail businesses. A lot of people think that a penny saved is a penny earned, but once you pay (shipping and handling) and the aggravation if it is wrong size, color, or just not what you ordered, it is not worth it. I understand a lot of people live by this, but start taxing and see what happens.”

"Well, as a business owner and reseller, yes I do think sales tax should be collected. Many states are already mandating sales tax on Internet purchases, also known as sales use tax. the main reason many Internet purchases escape sales tax is because Internet Sales Software, also known as “shopping carts” is very expensive, and many are avoiding collecting the taxes because that reseller has to send in sales taxes to the various states the buyer is located, and that is a pain. If you live in the state the seller is in, you cannot avoid paying the sales tax. 'I suggest a simple federal sales tax the same percentage as the buyers State they reside. That way, the federal government can divy out the individual states fair share.” O.H.R.

“No, Congress should not. Online 'E-Tailers' are often very small in-home businesses. To require them to collect and distribute sales taxes back to dozens of states would place a hardship upon them that would likely force them out of business. Besides, the rule for mail-order businesses has always been limited to collecting the sales tax only for states in which they have a physical presence. In addition, this change is being pursued by the federal government in an area that lies outside the scope of their constitutional limitations. Not that that has ever bothered the Feds in recent years, but I think it’s time someone put the Feds back in their place. “Heaven knows they have enough trouble dealing with the areas they are constitutionally required to regulate.” R.V.

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government programs, and more money to existing government programs (because they are oh so efficient). He trusts the government to spend our money more wisely and more efficiently than he trusts people to spend their own money. When President Obama first took office, nearly four and a half years ago, he promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. Well that didn’t happen. In fact, he’s dramatically raised the deficit every year of his presidency. And rather than “focus like a laser beam on the economy,” as he had promised to do, he spent his time and political capital on passing big government expansions like Obama-

care, and the economy has floundered and unemployment has remained far too high. In conclusion, in my opinion, President Obama’s budget is a bust. Not only was it late, but it is not a serious document. It is likely that as usual, it will not only not get a single Republican vote in the House or the Senate, but it will likely not receive a single Democrat vote in either house either. It was a time for the president to show some leadership. He didn’t. Republican Steve Chabot represents the 1st District. He can be reached at 441 Vine St., Room 3003, Cincinnati, OH., 45202, phone 513-684-2723; or by email at contact-me/.

Keep kids safe from dog bites Each year millions of dog bites are reported in emergency rooms across the country. What is more troubling is that children are most likely to get bitten and most of those incidents occur from the family dog or a neighbor’s dog. These bites do not happen out of the blue. Dogs do not use human language. They use their bodies to tell us Lisa Desatnik COMMUNITY PRESS when they are happy, GUEST COLUMNIST sad, frightened or angry. He may tell you he is content by having his mouth open and swaying his tail gently back and forth. He may tell you he is uncomfortable by yawning, looking away or closing his mouth and tensing his muscles. If he still cannot get you to leave him alone, he may snarl or growl as a last resort before finally needing to resort to a bite to get him his much needed space. A dog will bite when there is a person or another animal within biting range after he has tried to communicate non-aggressively that he is not comfortable, but he hasn’t been “listened to.” Biting is the last resort. Unfortunately once a dog has learned that biting is what gets the scary provocative stimulus to move away, he will begin to use that behavior more often. Those bites can be prevented. Socialization is so important from the moment you bring your dog or puppy home, setting him up to have nothing but positive experiences with a variety of people and other dogs in a lot of different environments. Equally important is learning how dogs communicate and how dogs like to be interacted with. Parents should pro-actively supervise while teach-

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ing their children how to respect and empathize and play appropriately with their dog, as well as teaching their dog that good things happen around their children. By recognizing dog body language, parents can monitor their pet’s stress and warning signs to take steps for redirecting either their kids or their dog from the situation. Hugging, kissing, pinching, chasing, straddling, dressing in clothes, poking, lying or straddling on, or chasing are just some of the activities kids should not do with or around their dog. Children should never take anything – a toy, a shoe or a bone – from their dog. The family dog should also have a safety spot like a crate, a bed or a room where he knows he can go when he wants his own quiet “no disturb” time. Kids should be taught to leave him alone when he is there. Additionally, parents and dog caregivers need to remember that dogs need both mental and physical stimulation. If they do not receive those opportunities from you, they will find their own way of burning off their energy. Set yourself and your pet up for success by training with positive reinforcement strategies that make learning fun. When you do that, you will not only be preventing dog bites but strengthening your relationship as well. Isn’t that why you got a dog in the first place? For information about dog body language and other bite prevention information, visit www.So where you will also find information about my upcoming educational programs for kids. Lisa Desatnik is a pet trainer and educator who combines behavior science with kindness, integrity and fun to help pets and people succeed. Her website is

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Northwest High’s John Garrison suffered brain trauma from a car crash. TONY TRIBBLE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Cautionary tales for teen drivers Gannett News Service

Former high school sports star John Garrison struggles each day with one of the gallery of misfortunes that worry parents whose teenagers drive: Brain damage from a car crash. Garrison, now 20 years old, is still a student at Northwest High School. A 2009 car crash – with a teen behind the wheel and Garrison a passenger unsecured by a seat belt – hurled him through a window of the SUV. His head injuries were so grave attending paramedics thought he had died at the crash site. It’s a nightmare scenario that will haunt high school parents in the coming weeks through the prom and graduation season. Thousands of area teen drivers will hit the road, many of them excited and dangerously distracted. Feeding parents’ fears are national studies showing that after years of safer driving, more teens today are dying on roadways. And Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky reflect the grim trend. When Garrison speaks to younger students at his school, the room grows silent when they notice his teary eyes. “I used to play football and wrestle. And I used to be smart,” Garrison tells classmates in a halting voice. “I probably would have had a college scholarship to play football. But I lost it all in a second.” Northwest school police officer Andy Demeropolis who helps with the school’s driver safety

SEE FOR YOURSELF See John Garrison talk about his crash and a video ride in the backseat of a vehicle as a teen tries to drive and text in a simulator. Go to and click on videos.

program, says the auditorium gets so quiet “all you can hear are sniffling and kids wiping their eyes when John is done.” Garrison is a cautionary tale that parents and school officials hope cuts through the often distracted consciousness of teen drivers this time of year. Schools try to combat the rising death toll on the nation’s roads with the now-familiar programs highlighting the perils of distracted or drunken driving. Some teen-driving experts, however, question the timing of traditional spring driver safety programs and their overall effectiveness in light of the uptick in the number of fatalities involving teens. A February study by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association found that 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths were up 19 percent in the first six months of 2012 compared to the first six months of 2011. If the trend continues, it will be the second consecutive year teen driving fatalities rose after eight years of declines. In Southwest Ohio, teen driver deaths increased from six in 2011 to nine in 2012, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Statewide, teen driver and

teen passenger deaths increased from 15 from Jan. 1-April 23, 2011, to 18 in the same period in 2012. Bill Wade, program manager for Tire Rack Street Survival, a teen driving safety program based in South Carolina, said the recent increase in teen driving deaths should prompt schools “to cast a more critical eye” at the effectiveness of traditional spring programs, such as staging mock crashes on school grounds According to national statistics, teen driving deaths and injuries are most likely during the month of August followed by July, May and June. On average, they begin to rise in April. Summertime, especially August, which includes back-toschool rushing about, sees more teens driving to more places and more first-time drivers with time on their hands, Wade says. Considering many teens have had cellphones since they were 10, issuing warnings each spring to set them aside while driving doesn’t go far enough, he says. “Some of the mock crash programs and others have lost their bite with teens. Cellphones are a mindset thing with them,” says Wade, who added that safety programs should be spread throughout the school year.

Mother blames the jump on distractions and inattention Wendy Dean, mother of two daughters at Northwest High School, blames the jump in teen crashes on the distractions of

Garrison in 2009, weeks after the car crash. PROVIDED

social media and inattention of youth. “(Teens) are much less focused. Drinking and driving has always been a concern, but now we are seeing more teens texting and driving,” says Dean, who forbids her daughters from operating a cellphone while driving. But the decades-old tradition of stressing teen driver safety prior to the springtime prom continues. From mock crash scenes with teen actors oozing fake blood to high-tech classroom simulators mimicking the hazards of texting while driving to “grim reaper” days at local high schools, teens are flooded with safe driving messages. At Taylor High School in the Three Rivers school system, officials protect students on prom night in an unusual way: They take away their cars. Tom Bailey, principal of Taylor High School, said the school rents six large buses to transport prom-bound teens after their parents bring them to the high school. Later, they are bused to the after-prom and then returned for their parents to pick them up in early morning hours. Ed Haines,CQ an operations director of the Teen Drivers Safety Foundation,CQ has been teaching driver safety to area teens for years. The national rise of teen crash fatalities worries him. “I believe kids are more aware of the hazards of distracted driving,” says Haines, “but until it happens to them or someone close to them, I don’t believe they are wising up.”



The Always Our Sunshine 5K Walk-a-thon is 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, beginning at Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $25, $40 per couple or $20 each in groups of three or more. The fundraiser is in memory of Cheviot resident Kathy Schmidt, who died of brain cancer in 2009. This year it benefits Madison Owens, 5-year-old neuroblastoma patient. For more information, call 662-0484 or visit FILE PHOTO

THURSDAY, MAY 9 Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Beginner-level dance class open to all capable ages. Wear smooth-soled shoes. With instructors Betty and Estil Owens. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 671-7219; Springfield Township. Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, 651 W. Sharon Road, Low-impact activity to improve your mind, body and spirit. Ages 9 and up. $5. Presented by Happy Time Squares. 232-1303. Forest Park.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 9:15 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Daytime class ages 50 and up on Thursdays. Evening class ages 18 and up on Mondays. Bring mat and engage in stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Pilates Class, 6:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. Instructor Celine Kirby leads core-strengthening exercises using bands and weights. Bring yoga mat. Family friendly. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor-led, mixing core, strength and cardio. For ages 65 and up. $3, free with participating insurance companies. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness TriHealth Mobile Mammography Screening, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Group Health Finneytown, 9070 Winton Road, Digital screening mammography. Reservations required. Presented by TriHealth Women’s Services Van. 569-6565; Finneytown.

Senior Citizens Open House, 2-4 p.m., Triple Creek Retirement Community, 11230 Pippin Road, For seniors who want to avoid the hassles of homeownership while still maintaining their independence. Free. 851-0601; Colerain Township.

FRIDAY, MAY 10 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Special activity: Presentation on renewable energy options. A GoMetro hybrid bus will be on site. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 481-1914; Cheviot.

Festivals Schwabenfest, 6 p.m.-midnight, Donauschwaben Park, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, German-style festival with Gemuetlichkeit, cash bar, music and dancing. Homemade sausage dinners and desserts. Hosting the traveling Paulaner Brau Biergarten. All beer served is direct from Mu-

nich. $3. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. 385-2098; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Mount Airy, 6401 Colerain Ave., Fifteenminute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 686-3300; Mount Airy.

Music - Student Performances Sounds of Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., Performing Arts Center. McAuley High School’s chorus, orchestra and vocal ensemble perform. $5. 681-1800; College Hill.

Nature Nature Crafts for Mom, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Crafts for children ages 6 and younger. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Recreation Pioneer Pastimes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Watch the sheep get sheared, try carding and spinning wool, dance around the maypole, pat baby farm animals and milk a goat. Ride a wagon to the garden and have fun in the playbarn. Recommended for pre-kindergarten through first grade. Daily activities vary. Dress for weather. $7 children, $3 adults; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-3276, ext. 100; Springfield Township.

Support Groups Diabetic Support Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Health care professionals share the newest and latest information, as well as answer your specific questions. Family friendly. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. GrandFamilies: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 1-2:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Support from caring leaders for challenges of parenting second time around. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

SATURDAY, MAY 11 Art Events McAuley High School Art Show, 2-4 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., Art room and lower level. Various student works of art on display throughout the school. Free. 681-1800; College Hill.

Education Studio Camera Workshop, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Waycross Community Media, 2086 Waycross Road, Learn job duties of a camera op and a floor director, for a studio production set-up. Highlights include: camera movements, angles and positions. Pre-requisites: orientation. $50, $25 residents. Registration required. 825-2429; Workshop_Registration.html. Forest Park.

Exercise Classes Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, 10200 Hamilton Ave., Family Life Center. Healthy program featuring explosion of music, dance and energy. Ages 4-12. $4. 851-4946. Mount Healthy.


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Festivals Schwabenfest, 1 p.m.-midnight, Donauschwaben Park, $3. 385-2098; Colerain Township.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Through Nov. 24. 5983089; Green Township. Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 851-0122; Colerain Township.

Recreation Glow Disc Golf, 8:30-10 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Disc Golf Course. Registration required online by May 9. Bring your own disc or Frisbee, or rent one. $5, $5 to rent glow disc; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Runs / Walks Always Our Sunshine 5K Walk-a-thon, 10 a.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Includes door prize tickets, grand prize tickets and goodies at registration. Registration begins 9 a.m. Benefits Madison Owens, 5-year-old neuroblastoma patient. $25, $40 per couple, $20 each in groups of three or more. Presented by Always Our Sunshine. 662-0484; Cheviot. I Love Mom 5K Walk/Run to Fight Breast Cancer, 9 a.m.noon, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Ladybug Landing. Designed for walkers and runners of all ages and all fitness levels. Registration includes commemorative drawstring backpack, water for the walk, $3 Hamilton County Parks pass and freebies and giveaways. Benefits Mommy Has Breast Cancer. $20-$25. Registration required. Presented by Mommy Has Breast Cancer. 477-9696; Springfield Township.

Special Events NBC’s The Biggest Loser Open Casting, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Planet Fitness, 8501 Winton Road, Looking for anyone over the age of 18 that has at least 80 pounds to lose. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Biggest Loser. No phone; Springfield Township.

SUNDAY, MAY 12 Holiday - Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Brunch, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Hamilton County Park District. $16.25, $8 ages 2-12. Reservations required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275, ext. 285; Springfield Township.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 598-3089; Green Township. Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 851-0122; Colerain Township.

Support Groups Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., Mercy Hospital Mount Airy, 2446 Kipling Ave., Monthly meeting. Free. Presented by Alzheimer’s Association. 5221934. Mount Airy.

MONDAY, MAY 13 Clubs & Organizations Monthly Business Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, Mount Healthy Christian Village, 8097 Hamilton Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc. 923-1985; Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 6:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Pilates Class, 11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Incorporates variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Registration required. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; Springfield Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $3, free with participating insurance companies. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Forest Park, 1212 W. Kemper Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 6863300; Forest Park.

Music - Blues Blues and Jazz Jam, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Featuring rotating musicians each week.

Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Support Groups Made to Crave, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process. Helpful companion to use alongside whatever healthy eating approach you choose. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown.

TUESDAY, MAY 14 Community Dance Team Jeff Anderson Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Line dancing fitness party. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Dance Classes New Beginner Western Square Dancing Class, 7:309:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No experience necessary. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 860-4746; Springfield Township.

Senior Citizens Medicare Seminar, 2-3 p.m., Triple Creek Retirement Community, 11230 Pippin Road, Ask experts about medicare, medicaid, and insurance benefits. For seniors. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Building your Future. 851-0601; Colerain Township.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 Clubs & Organizations Pioneer Antique & Hobby Association Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Mulberry Room. Guests welcome. Presented by Pioneer Antique & Hobby Association. 451-4822. Green Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Toning, 7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Targeted body sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work. Bring a mat or towel, and a water bottle. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Shoulder Talks, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine-West, 6480 Harrison Ave., Dr. Robert Rolf speaks on options for shoulder pain relief. Includes refreshments. Free. Registration required. 354-7635; Green Township.

Senior Citizens Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors and beginners with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Town-

Support Groups Divorce Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Information on getting over loss of partner, grief over being single, giving up unrealistic expectations that lead to unneeded guilt and frustration, developing strong support system and sources of self-esteem. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

THURSDAY, MAY 16 Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, Free. 6717219; Springfield Township. Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, $5. 232-1303. Forest Park.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 9:15 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Pilates Class, 6:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $3, free with participating insurance companies. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Greet the Sun: Early Morning TaiChi, 9:30-11 a.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 5501 Hamilton Ave., Weekly through June 13. Ancient, movement meditation. $50. Presented by Harmonic Pulse Wellness. 405-1514; College Hill.

FRIDAY, MAY 17 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. Special activity: Urban Farming: Learn ways to grow your own food. 481-1914; Cheviot.

Festivals St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish Festival, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 4366 Bridgetown Road, Texas Hold’em Tournament registration starts 5 p.m. and tournament 7 p.m. $60 buy in, $25 add on. Music by the Rusty Griswolds 9 p.m. Booths, entertainment, rides, and more. Food includes Wasslers brats, metts, hamburgers, Bernie’s Famous chicken tenders and Italian sausage. Cash only for poker and black jack available all weekend in gym. Major Award and raffles. Park and Ride available from Bridgetown Middle School. Benefits St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish. Free. 574-4840; Bridgetown. CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival, 6 p.m.-noon, Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Celebration of Italian heritage. Carnevale celebration for adults only. Entertainment from national music acts, activities for all ages and authentic cuisine prepared by local Italian restaurants and Cincinnati’s Italian cultural societies. Free. Presented by St. Catharine of Siena Church. Through May 19. 675-7581; Cheviot.



Make homemade spa products for mom Susan Zugehoer’s key lime cake

I had a rather unusual request for a Mother’s Day present from a young woman who wanted to make her mom some homemade spa products. She wanted something that the chidlren could help with, too. Rita HomeHeikenfeld made spa RITA’S KITCHEN products are easy to make, healthful and beautiful. I’m sharing a few of my favorites here, and there will be more on my blog, so check that out. As I have said lots of times, a gift from the hands is a gift from the heart. Happy Mother’s Day to all of our moms, biological and otherwise.

Susan and I were colleagues when I had my cooking school. She is a professional, expert baker and decorator. Anything Susan shares is an instant favorite. Bake this cake and you’ll understand. Susan will be participating in the International Cake Exploration Societe’s annual convention in August at the Lexington convention center. To find out more, log onto: If you want to register, you can do so now until June 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Rita shares recipes for homemade bath salts, a sugar scrub and foaming bath oil. THANKS TO

Rita’s homemade bath salts


Master recipe:

plenish magnesium levels and remove toxins from skin. Sea salt is recommended for its mineral content. Baking soda is alkaline, helps soothe and clean without harming delicate skin.

1 cup Epsom salt 1 ⁄4 cup sea salt 2 tablespoons baking soda

Optional add-ins: 1 tablespoon dry goat or cow’s milk 1 tablespoon dry bath herbs of your choice, finely ground or not, or a few drops essential oil of your choice.

Simple sugar scrub Mix together:

1 cup fine granulated sugar 1 ⁄2 cup oil of choice: jojoba, almond, olive, grapeseed

Mix together. To use, pour 1⁄4 cup into a hot bath.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Essential oils are distilled from plants and are very strongly scented. There are many kinds, from soothing lavender to energizing peppermint. Epsom salt soothes muscles and helps re-

Use for face, neck and throat. Avoid eye area. Use a circular motion and gently rub the scrub into your forehead, cheeks, chin and neck. Rinse with warm water. Finish with cool water to close pores. Store in refrigerator.

Foaming bath oil Stir together gently: ⁄2 cup your choice of oil (see simple sugar scrub for choices) 1 ⁄4 cup mild, unscented liquid soap or baby shampoo Optional: Few drops essential oil of choice 1

Eddie Merlot’s potatoes

I don’t know if Linda, who requested the recipe from this Montgomery restaurant, is a mom, but if so, this will be her present from Yvonne Steinhauer, a Milford reader, who has the cookbook. 11⁄4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes 11⁄2 tablespoons jalapenos, seeded and minced 11⁄3 cups heavy cream

(whipping cream) 1 ⁄2 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded 1 ⁄3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 teaspoon Tabasco 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded Kosher salt and black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Steam potatoes for 30 minutes until fork tender and not mushy. Put in sprayed casserole dish. In saucepan, bring cream and jalapenos to a simmer. Reduce by 25 percent, about 10-12 minutes. Whisk in Gruyere, Parmesan and Tabasco. Stir constantly until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over potatoes, toss gently. Top with Cheddar and bake 15-18 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Winters is a pace setter Bradley Winters among State Auto’s “PaceSetters” Bradley Winters of Winters Financial Network in Monfort Heights recently became a member of a very select group of State Auto independent agents-our PaceSetter agents. “The goal of our yearlong PaceSetter program is to form a sales/marketing partnership with each agent to improve service

to all our customers,” said Chairman/ CEO Robert Restrepo. “This group is Winters truly our ‘cream of the crop,’ and we’re proud to have members of Brad’s caliber in the group, representing State Auto in Ohio. In the coming months,

State Auto sales personnel will work closely with PaceSetter agents, like Winters, in forming a true sales alliance and providing professional assistance and feedback, as necessary. “We were very selective in choosing our PaceSetter agents who come from only our very top agencies,” Restrepo added. “The program was designed to ‘make a good thing even better,’ and

that’s what we hope to accomplish during the program period.”





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Key lime glaze Mix together: 2 cups powdered sugar ⁄3 cup lime juice


Put all ingredients in bowl and mix on high speed for two minutes.

Susan’s pan grease

Store in refrigerator and let come to room temperature to use. Mix: 1 cup each Crisco Shortening, Crisco oil and all-purpose flour

Can you help?

Company’s coming cake for Megan. Carrabba’s dipping sauce for Bonnie. “Like a pesto with olive oil,” she said. Hot cross buns like Busken Bakery for Maria Barleycorn’s blue cheese recipe for Joan, who says it’s a family favorite.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Mother’s Day at the Beautiful Vinoklet Winery

Mother’s Day Sunday Hours Noon - 5 pm Reservations Recommended

Mother’s Day Sunday Special $

21.95 Per Person

Choose One Entree: Prime Rib, Baked Salmon or Chicken Marsala. All entree’s served with a buffet that includes: • • • •

Soup Tossed Salad Red-skinned Mashed Potatoes Fancy Mixed Vegetables

• Dinner Rolls • Assorted Desserts • Coffee and Iced Tea *Wine, beer and soft drinks available at cash bar.

WEDNESDAY’S GUITARS AND CIGARS NITES Please call for details. Online Reservations @

11069 Colerain Ave., Cinti., OH 45252 • 513.385.9309


9212 Colerain Ave. • 513-385-4653

1 box lemon cake mix 1 (3.5 ounce) pkg. instant lemon pudding mix 4 eggs 1 ⁄2 cup water 1 ⁄2 cup key lime juice 1 ⁄2 cup vegetable oil

Pour into 9-inch by 13inch pan that has been greased and floured with pan grease (recipe below). Bake for 35-40 minutes. When cool, frost.




Mail carriers stamping out hunger Hunger stat No. 875: one in six Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from. You can help Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May11, as letter carriers in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky collect non-perishable food for area families and individuals. Contributing to this National Association of Letter Carriers 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is easy. Residents simply leave nonperishable food donations near their mailbox before their letter carrier arrives. The carriers

will pick up the food as they make their deliveries and transport it to United Way agency partners. “In too many of the communities we serve six days a week, hunger remains a huge challenge,” NALC president Fredric Rolando said. “That’s why each year, on the second Saturday in May, thousands of letter carriers enlist the help of family members, friends, co-workers, and managers to participate in the largest one-day food-collection drive in America—our sincere effort to make a real difference.” This is also the larg-

est one-day food drive in Greater Cincinnati. Local volunteers from the Postal Service, Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council and United Way of Greater Cincinnati will help stock the food in pantries for the summer months, a time when donations are typically low. Last year, more 70 million pounds of nonperishable food items were collected nationally, the ninth consecutive year that collections topped the 70 million mark and bringing the grand total to nearly 1.2 billion pounds collected since the national drive began in 1993.




FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 8580 Cheviot Rd., Colerain Twp 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School (all ages) 9:30am 10:30am Sunday Morning Service Sunday Evening Service 6:30pm Wedn. Service/Awana 7:00pm RUI Addiction Recovery (Fri.) 7:00pm

Christ, the Prince of Peace


BAPTIST SHARON BAPTIST CHURCH 4451 Fields Ertel Road Cincinnati, OH 45241 (513) 769-4849


Sunday School - 10:00 am Sunday Morning - 11:00 am Sunday Evening - 6:00 pm Wednesday - 7:00 pm Evening Prayer and Bible Study VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 25 through June 29 Ages 3 to 15 Theme: Amazing Adventures Wyoming Baptist Church

(A Church For All Seasons) Burns and Waverly Avenues Cincinnati OH 45215 821.8430

Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Sunday School..............................9:00 am Coffee & Fellowship...................10:00 am Praise & Worship........................10:30 am Visitors Welcome!

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-12

“Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Going All In: My Heart" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:45am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Bearing the Love of Christ...for you!

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Gathering: Bible & Conversation 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available Handicap Access "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.



Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) “Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd

Rev. Richard Davenport, Pastor Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Sundays

Classic Service and Hymnbook



Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

LUTHERAN 8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am 3755 Cornell Rd., Sharonville , Ohio 45241 You have a choice of Ministry: 1. Traditional Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: English Multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-ethnic. 2. Contemporary Sunday Worship with Freedom Church at 10:30 AM. Language: English It’s not about Religion; it’s about relationships! 3. Taiwanese Traditional Sunday Worship st 2:00 PM. Language: Taiwanese, UC Campus Fellowship on Saturdays, Saturday 4. Seventh Day Adventist Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: Spanish Loving - Caring - and Sharing God’s Word Notes: Nursery School is provided at each Worship time English as a Second Language (ESL) is taught on Saturday 10-12 AM. Various Bible Studies are available.

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST Colerain Township Three Weekend Services Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Road 1/4 mile south of Northgate Mall 513-385-4888 µ

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

Retail health clinics are rapidly expanding across the country; there are more than 1,200 of them today. They provide muchneeded health care to many, including those who don’t have a primary care physician. But be careful, not all insurance policies will cover their services. Health clinics can be found at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger supermarkets. Greg Johnson, of Butler, Ky., visited one such clinic earlier this year for a sinus infection. He went during his lunch break. “It took 20 minutes or so. They gave me a prescription. I got the prescription filled and it was really fast and easy,” he said. Johnson went to The Little Clinic at Kroger in Cold Spring and paid with his insurance card. A few weeks later, “I get the statement from my insurance company. My insurance has denied me coverage. They say they’ve declined the payment because it is a nurse practitioner, not a doctor,” he said.

As part of the Mount Airy Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP), Cincinnati Police District 5 is partnering with two citizen participation safety models to help increase visibility and safety in Mount Airy. Combining the efforts of Citizens on Patrol, (COPs), with Good Guys Loitering, the community is launching Do The Blue. The first meeting will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Little Flower Church, 5560 Kirby Ave. at the meeting will be representatives of District Five Police, Mount Airy Citizens on Patrol, Good Guys Loitering, Mount Airy Town Council and


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

Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

Nursery Provided

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

Phone: 385-9077 Rev. Michelle Torigian Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access

In fact, all these retail clinics are staffed by either nurse practitioners or Howard physician Ain assistants. HEY HOWARD! Johnson said they really do provide a valuable service. He not only went to the clinic for himself, he said his wife and child have gone there as well because it’s so convenient. “If you have children and your children get sick at 6 o’clock at night you don’t want to take them to the emergency room because it’s not an emergency. The clinics are typically open 7, 8, 9 o’clock at night, so it creates a convenience thing too for you with your children,” Johnson said. In addition, Johnson said such clinics can be less expensive than going to a doctor’s office. “I looked at the rates online and it says $85. My doctor charges my insurance $140, so I

thought it was going to cost me my $15 co-pay. But it was actually going to save the insurance company some money.” Johnson said his father checked with his insurance company and learned it too specifically excludes payments to such health clinics. But The Little Clinic, which is owned by Kroger, says while some insurance policies don’t cover its services, more than three dozen companies accept it – and that’s just in Cincinnati. It has clinics in several cities around the country. The Little Clinic, which has been in operation since 2000, says 70 percent of its patients have insurance while 30 percent do not. The big thing is, although these health care clinics are meeting an unmet need, you need to check now to see whether or not your insurance plan will cover them. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Mt. Airy ‘Doing the Blue’

Visitors Welcome


Active Youth, College, Senior Groups Exciting Music Dept, Deaf Ministry, Nursery

United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available

Make sure your insurance covers retail health clinics


Mount Airy CURE. NEP is a 90-day collaborative effort between city departments, neighborhood residents and community organizations, which focuses on developing neighborhood assets. Integrated service delivery includes: » Concentrating building code enforcement. » Identifying and “cooling down” crime hot spots. » Cleaning up streets, sidewalks, and vacant lots. » Beautifying lands, streetscapes and public right of way. » Engaging property owners and residents to

create and sustain a more livable neighborhood. Good Guys Loitering is a movement to reclaim Cincinnati streets and neighborhoods. Residents, business owners, friends and Neighborhood Watch members gather in lawn chairs, and stand along streets in their communities, waving and holding signs creating a presence in those areas that lets people know bad behavior is not acceptable. For more information contact Sgt. Jason Voelkerding, District Five neighborhood liaison supervisor, at 513-569-8506 or email




Last week’s clue.

The answer is St. James Church, 3565 Hubble Road. Correct answers came from Marlene Wildeboer, Beth Gideon, Gail Hallgath, Debbie Fales, Nancy Bruner, Joan Donnelly, Pat Merfert, Dennis Boehm, Sandy Rouse, Jamie and Jake Spears, Bill Courter, Pat Powell, Mimi and Papa Threm, Emily, Megan and the boys, Ron and Erma, Annette, Florence Back, Linda Metz, Debi Ferguson and Greg Kohl. Thanks for playing. See this week’s clue on A4.

Top astronomical events detailed The Cincinnati Astronomical Society will count down the Top 12 Astro Events – Ever! at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at society headquarters, 5274 Zion Road, Miami Township. CAS member, biologist and science educator Jack Berninger will presents his 12 astronomical events that changed the history, geology and life on Planet Earth. It’s a top 10 list with a few extras tossed in. And you can’t blame the society since there is more than 13 billion years of celestial events to choose from. No. 1 on the list might be the big bang that started it all, or the Chixculib asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 65

million years ago, Copernicus moving the sun to the center of our solar system, humans walking on the moon or one of NASA’s most recent discoveries. Bring your own top 12 list to compare. Berninger will share the dynamics of the events and how they influenced our thinking and understanding of the universe and continue to do so today. Every second Saturday the Cincinnati Astronomical Society features area astronomers who bring you the universe. Families, students, teachers and scouts – anyone with a sense of wonder about our solar system, galaxy or the uni-

verse – are invited. After the presentation, astronomers will be on hand to answer all the spacey questions, there will be tours the CAS observatories and demonstrations on how telescopes work. And there will be viewings of Saturn and other night sky treasures through CAS’s four large telescopes. (Presentation held clear or cloudy.) Have a telescope, big or small? Bring it along for expert help exploring the night sky. No charge to attend, but CAS accepts donations. Visit for more astronomy information and event.

Older Americans Month focus is power May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme is “Unleash the Power of Age.” The focus on power is an opportunity to re-visit one of the most frequent causes of injury and even death to older adults – falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three adults age 65 and older falls each year. Among this group, falls are the leading cause of injury death. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. According to the Ohio Hospital Association, in 2012 an older adult was six times more likely to be admitted to the hospital from a fall than a motor vehicle accident. Falls are also a significant driver of health care costs, according to the CDC. Direct medical costs of falls totaled more than $30 billion in 2010. As our population ages, these numbers are likely to increase. Fall injuries also lead to an increased burden on loved ones as injuries lead to loss of independence. “Like many of the diseases and injury conditions we deal with, falls are largely preventable,” says Michael Tomes, Hamilton County Public Health educator. “With preparation, information and education, we can reduce the incidences of falls and ultimately, help older adults maintain active and fulfilling lifestyles.” The following are five things you can encourage mom or dad to do to prevent falls: » Increase physical activity. Any physical activity, like walking or swimming at least 30 minutes a day can help build muscle strength and improve balance, which can prevent falls. Exer-

cise programs like Tai Chi, Silver Sneakers and Water Aerobics that increase strength and improve balance are especially good. » See an eye doctor once each year. Age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, can increase the risk of falling. Early detection is key to minimizing the effects of these conditions. » Help review your parent’s medications. Talk to a doctor or pharmacist about the medicines your parents are taking and whether they may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Discuss ways you can ensure medications are taken safely. » Make home modifications. Look around the house for anything that could increase the risk of falls, including poor lighting, loose rugs, clutter, slippery floors and unsteady furniture. Remove or modify these hazards. Add a bathtub grab bar and make sure that stair handrails are secure. Temporary ramps can also be installed in the home entrance if steps are too difficult. Think, plan and slow down. Many falls are caused by hurrying. Talk to your parents about taking their time and thinking through the task being performed. Be mindful of risks and act accordingly. Older Adults can also lower their risk of hip fracture by: Getting adequate calcium and vitamin D from food and/or supplements; Performing weight bearing exercises; and getting screened and treated for osteoporosis. For additional information, visit or the Fall Prevention Task Force site, .



DEATHS Paul Bernard Paul G. Bernard, 43, Colerain Township, died April 22. Survived by wife Cara Bernard; daughter Morgan Bernard; mother Patricia Bernard; siblings Dan (Anita), Mike (Rose), Tom (Mary), Bernard Jim (Katherine), Claudia Bernard, Karen (Weezil) Samter, Regina (John) Reiter, Mary Rose (Vince) Luckoski, Betsy Holby; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. James Bernard. Services were April 29 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy Scholarship Fund, 3225 Eden Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45267.

Julia Harris Julia Vaccariello Harris, 98, died April 28. Survived by brother Louis Vaccariello; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband William Harris. Services were May 2 at St. John the Baptist. Arrangements

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Margaret Mollmann Margaret Spalthoff Mollmann, 90, Monfort Heights, died April 29. Survived by children Henry C. (Sandra), Barbara Mollmann, Rita (Jim) Cooper; grandchildren Heidi (Nick) Ludwig, Erika, Michael Cooper, Greta (Steve) Brown, Konrad, Kristin Mollmann-Endres, Joseph, Jennifer, Jessica Mollmann, Raymond (Crystal) Buxsel; great-grandchildren Aubrey, Ava Ludwig. Preceded in death by husband Henry E. Mollmann.

Services were May 4 at Old St. Mary Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Old St. Mary Church Restoration Fund.

Mary Loraine Schepker Mary Loraine Schepker, 86, Green Township, died April 24. She was a clerk. Survived by sister Mary Schloemer Crane; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Gerald, Marie Schepker, siblings Camilla (Shep) Kramer, Jerry, R. James, Paul Schepker. Services were May 6 at Bayley. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to Bayley or

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Douglas Sunderhaus Douglas J. Sunderhaus, Monfort Heights, died April 29. Survived by parents Jim, Alice Sunderhaus; brothers Jim Jr., Joe, Larry (Missy), Kevin Sunderhaus; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by brother Andy Sunderhaus. Services were May 1 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to Robert W. Franks Adult Center Parent Group or the Beechwood Home.

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Broadhope Art Collective has scheduled classes during May. The collective is a collaborative art space at 3651 Harrison Ave., Cheviot, that is comprised of artist studios, shared gallery space, and workshops open to the public. Gallery hours are: Open by chance on Mondays and Tuesdays. » Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays. » Noon-8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays

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» Paint a State; Friday, May 31, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $25 All materials provided. Ages 8 and up, class limited to12. You can customize your favorite state to make a one of a kind piece. Provided is the metal state silhouette and all of the supplies necessary. No experience necessary. Instructor: Oberaw Industries. » Sewing 101 multiple days; $50 All materials provided, Pre-registration required Saturdays 9-11 a.m.; Tuesdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 p.m. Ever wanted to sew on a sewing machine but don’t know where to begin? Textile artist Tara Heilman of Robot Inside will teach basic machine sewing skills. Bring your own sewing machine or use one of the gallery’s machines. By the end of the class you will have an understanding of how your machine works, be armed with a host of sewing tips and tricks, and will have a finished pillow you sewed yourself. No experience necessary.


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POLICE REPORTS Yolanda Britten, born 1977, second adult curfew violation, juvenile curfew violation, 5438 Bahama Terrace, April 19. Charles A. Walker, born 1955, assault, 5470 Bahama Terrace, April 20. Camile Carroll, born 1982, domestic violence, 5311 Eastknoll Court, April 22. Maurice L. Whitlow, born 1971, possession of an open flask, 4500 Colerain Ave., April 25. Angela R. Bailey, born 1959, domestic violence, 5735 St. Elmo Ave., April 27. Nikeya Deloach, born 1989, domestic violence, 5424 Hamilton Ave., April 27. Jormell Mack, born 1988, domestic violence, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 6121 Faircrest Drive, April 28. Henry Marice Fears, born 1969, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, 896 Venetian Terrace, April 29.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery 6006 Lantana Ave., April 22. Assault 4951 Hawaiian Terrace, April 19. 5301 Eastknoll Court, April 20. Breaking and entering 6633 Daly Road, April 22. 5419 Cindy Lane, April 22. Burglary 1337 W. North Bend Road, April 20. 5849 Pameleen Court, April 20. 1501 W. North Bend Road, April 21. 6110 Faircrest Court, April 24. Criminal damaging/endangering 4924 Hawaiian Terrace, April 18. 5661 Folchi Drive, April 19. 5703 Kiefer Court, April 20. 5500 Colerain Ave., April 20. 5951 Argus Road, April 21. 5142 Hawaiian Terrace, April 21. 1415 Elkton Place, April 24. Domestic violence Reported on Eastknoll Court, April 20. Reported on Hamilton Avenue, April 21. Reported on Piqua Avenue, April 21. Reported on Hamilton Avenue, April 23. Reported on Faircrest Drive, April 23. Misuse of credit card 5456 Colerain Ave., April 23. Negligent assault 1441 Ambrose Ave., April 25. Safecracking 5849 Pameleen Court, April 20. Theft 1184 Homeside Ave., April 18. 5469 Kirby Ave., April 18. 5661 Folchi Drive, April 19. 2560 Kipling Ave., April 19. 1979 W. North Bend Road, April 23. 2442 Elderberry Court, April 23. 1440 Ambrose Ave., April 24. 1522 Cedar Ave., April 24. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle 6135 Argus Road, April 19. 6121 Faircrest Drive, April 23. Violation of a protection order/consent agreement 6124 Faircrest Court, April 20.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Joshua Foley, 24, 4136 Raeann Drive, possession of drug paraphernalia at 6837 Grange Court, April 10. William Ryan, 54, 3471 Lapland Drive, open container, disorderly conduct, menacing at 8405 Colerain Ave., April 10. Robin Mullins, 56, 3650 Vemier Drive, assault at 9870 Pippin Road, April 11. Kathleen Kaiser, 22, 304 Mendingwall Way, theft at 3461 Joseph Road, April 11. Ta Nehisi Tafari, 19, 8341 Anthony Wayne Blvd., theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., April 11. Ashley Ferranrrelli, 24, 1000 Sycamore Street, drug pos-



ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600 » Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323 » Hamilton County: Sheriff Jim Neil, 825-1500 » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300 session at 156 Mount Hope, April 11. Markeith Jackson, 23, 2702 E. Tower, drug possession at 11000 Hamilton, April 10. Lindsey Sipes, 19, 5568 Dry Ridge Road, theft at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., April 12. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., April 12. Corey Bonavita, 44, 8268 Sandy Lane, theft at 6401 Colerain Ave., April 13. Andrea Bengal, 40, 688 Fairborn, disorderly conduct, open container at 6401 Colerain Ave., April 13. Andrian Daniels, 46, 834 North Hill Road, felonious assault at 8215 Colerain Ave., April 13. Samantha McDonald, 27, 151 Smalley Blvd., theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., April 14. Natasha Jones, 27, 3436 Niagara Street, theft, drug possession at 9690 Colerain Ave., April 16. Amanda Estes, 25, 3040 Sheldon Ave., aggravated menacing at 3040 Sheldon Ave., April 16.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at 2638 Niagara Street, April 15. Victim struck at 9860 Regatta Drive, April 14. Breaking and entering Items of unknown value removed at 5979 Dry Ridge Road, April 9. Burglary Residence entered and items of unknown value removed at 3294 Gayway Court, April 10. Residence entered at 10407 Gloria Ave., April 7. Residence entered and Xbox and games of unknown value removed at 7878 Sequoia Court, April 10. $600 in rent money removed at 9192 Pippin Road, April 10. Residence entered at 9307 Coogan Drive, April 15. Criminal damaging Window of business damaged at 7549 Colerain Ave., April 10. Storm door damaged at 8245 Sandy Lane, April 14. Tires of vehicle damaged at 2304 Hidden Meadows Drive, April 15. Screen door damaged at 2692 Niagara Street, April 16. Criminal simulation Fake currency passed at 2691 Springdale Road, April 12. Forgery Fake check passed at 9690 Colerain Ave., April 15. Menacing Victim threatened at 3431 Ringwood, April 15. Theft Coin changer of unknown value removed at 11620 Hamilton Ave., April 10. $120 in currency removed at 11620 Hamilton Ave., April 10. $500 in meat removed from freezer at 5739 Sheits Road, April 9. Phone of unknown value removed at 3612 Stone Creek Blvd., April 11. Medication of unknown value removed at 3169 Lapland Drive, April 10. Bracelet of unknown value removed at 11669 Pippin Road, April 6. Vehicle entered and stereo system of unknown value removed at 2928 Banning Road, April 15. Machine of unknown value removed at 7625 Colerain Ave.,

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GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Thomas Mellett, 45, 5264 Leona Drive, assault at 5264 Leona Drive, April 22. Shea A. Fricke, 20, 5564 Hillside Ave. No. 8, possessing drug abuse instruments at 3341 Werk Road, April 23. Kevin Coffey, 28, 3106 Firshade, possessing drug abuse instruments at 3341 Werk Road, April 23. Richard D. Brunst, 45, 6001 Pineview Lane, domestic violence at 6001 Pineview Lane, April 23. Jason R. Beckford, 28, 2830 Windy Way Drive, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., April 23. Juvenile, 14, assault at 6595 Glenway Ave., April 23. Aylissa Tucker, 19, 2911 Henshaw, failure to confine dog at 2960 Bailey Ave., April 23. Juvenile, 13, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, April 25. Jason Davis, 31, 8654 Kuszo, theft at Glenway Avenue and Surrey Avenue, April 25. Jason Isbel, 32, 7580 Colerain Ave. No. 32, theft and warrants at 5071 Glencrossing Way, April 25. Jeremy Proctor, 25, 4324 Mayhew Ave., disorderly conduct at 3392 Citrus Lane, April 26. Brian W. Gribbins, 36, 720 State Ave. No. 1, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, April 26. Juvenile, 15, vehicular vandalism at 6383 Glenway Ave., April 26. Timothy Barton, 34, 207 Walnut St. No. 1, possessing drug abuse instruments at North Bend Road and Monfort Heights Drive, April 26. Kendrick L. Jones, 31, 2769 Leora Lane, possession of drugs at 3633 Boudinot Ave., April 27. James T. Hall, 25, 5728 Bridgetown Road, drug paraphernalia at 5728 Bridgetown Road, April 27. Severiano Lopez, 24, 4717 Guerley Road No. 1, falsification at North Bend Road and Cheviot Road, April 27.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing Juvenile suspect threatened to harm juvenile victim with a pair of scissors at Mack Road and Berauer Road, April 25. Breaking and entering Suspect attempted to break into Bridgetown Finer Meats, but no entry was made; and then broke into Supreme Nut and Candy and Jennie’s Homemade Cookies, but nothing was found missing at 6135 Bridgetown Road, April 23. Tile saw, pressure washer, two chainsaws, two drills, three hammer drills and a reciprocating saw stolen from home’s shed at 2855 Mt. Airy Ave., April 23. Burglary Video game system stolen from home at 4879 Race Road, April 25. Laptop computer and video game system stolen from home at 3402 North Bend Road No. 2,

April 25. Several pieces of jewelry and eight pieces of silver serviceware stolen from home at 2422 Sylmar, April 27. Criminal damaging Window broken on door at Rueve Landscape at 6374 Bridgetown Road, April 27. Electronic gate damaged outside of home at 2431 Countrylake, April 27. Domestic dispute Argument between spouses at Simca Lane, April 24. Theft Vehicle stolen from lot at Monroe Auto at 6255 Glenway Ave., April 22. Electrical scissors, screwdriver, punch tool, tin snips, lock pliers and screwdriver kit stolen from vehicle at 5505 Rybolt Road, April 22. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at Bosken Park at 5274 Crookshank Road, April 23. Money stolen from victim when left on counter at Ameristore at 6545 Harrison Ave., April 23. Three jewelry boxes and several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 3229 Greenway Ave., April 23. Four cellphones stolen from Sam’s Club at 5375 North Bend Road, April 24. Credit card stolen from home and used to make unauthorized charges at 3501 West Fork Road No. 1, April 25. Laptop computer, computer bag, cellphone charger, miscellaneous paperwork, hard drive and wireless internet hot spot device stolen from vehicle at 3340 Algus Lane, April 25. Prescription medication and three ladders stolen from home at 5227 Parkview, April 28.


Residence entered and movies, televisions and laptop valued at $1,970 removed at 12047 Hazelhurst Lane, April 20. Criminal damaging Speaker of unknown value removed at 1726 Hudepohl Lane, April 14. Window damaged at 10945 Birchridge, April 18. Vehicle damaged at 2365 Compton Road, April 19. Vehicle damaged at 1003 Sherman, April 20. Domestic Victim reported at Lochcrest Drive, April 21. Victim reported at Witherby, April 20. Reported at Jadwin, April 20. Identity fraud Victim reported at 8868 Ebro court, April 19. Menacing Victim threatened with gun at 1549 Meredith Drive, April 19. Theft Dishware valued at $400 removed at 100 Compton, April 12. $800 removed at 10948 Hamilton Ave., April 17. $1,980 removed at 1842 Fallbrook Lane, April 17. AC valued at $3,500 removed at 512 North Bend Road, April 14. Computer valued at $400 removed at 10976 Hamilton, April 19. Gas valued at $115 removed at 11886 Hamilton Ave., April 19. Bat valued at $70 removed at 1549 Meredith Drive, April 19. $103 in merchandise removed at 8421 Winton Road, April 20.

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2600 Ambassador Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to McKitric, Pamela T.; $50,000. 3375 Amberway Court: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Lowrider Properties LLC; $17,001. 3894 Appletree Court: Bamberger, Jake A. to HSBC Bank USA NA Tr.; $80,000. 9882 Arborwood Drive: Moore, James D. to Citimortgage Inc.; $54,000. 8342 Chesswood Drive: Koenig, Ralph D. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $40,000. 3332 Coleen Drive: Pro Foundation to Pro Foundation; $32,500. 6230 Colerain Ave.: Citimortgage Inc. to Rogers, William W.; $30,000. 9192 Colerain Ave.: Midwest Waffles Inc. to GPR Enterprises LLC; $150,000. 9192 Colerain Ave.: EGC Development LLC to Midwest Waffles Inc.; $150,000. Colerain Ave.: EGC Development LLC to Midwest Waffles Inc.; $200,000. Colerain Ave.: T. Northgate Box LLC to Huntington National Bank The; $1,125,000. 2595 Cornwall Drive: Sprowls, Janet E. Tr. to Seiler, David; $100,000. 2813 Countrypark Drive: Sparks, Mark S. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $46,000. 9642 Crosley Farm Drive: Maybury, Jacqueline to Harris, Christopher; $46,000. 5583 Day Road: Asaw Properties LLC to Keller and Klein Ltd.; $255,100. 4281 Defender Drive: Henson, Lucille E. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $36,000. 9991 Fernhaven Court: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Walters, Frank; $50,000. Forest Valley Drive: Stone Ridge Property Development LLC to NVR Inc.; $39,800. 2575 Galbraith Road: Chavez, Jose Luis and Maria M. to V1P Wedgewood LLC; $515,000. 11641 Greenhaven Court: Weaver, Michael l. to Federal National Mortgag Association; $50,000. 11740 Hamilton Ave.: Minson, Melanie T. to 1140 Hamilton LLC; $465,545. 3727 Hanley Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Smith, Edward and Anne B.; $220,000. 7102 Harrison Ave.: Evans, Marie R. to 7074 Harrison Avenue LLC; $110,000. 3272 Harry Lee Lane: Couch, James E. Tr. and James E. II Tr. to Miller, Mathew D.; $78,000. 3726 Hermes Drive: McCarnon, Anthony M. and Molly J. Middendorf to Stoja-

novski, Pere and Irena; $122,000. 12179 Huntergreen Drive: Shelton, Harry E. and Anne M. to AH4R I Oh LLC; $120,000. 3168 Lapland Drive: Schmidt, Shirley to Dreier, Kimberly A.; $25,000. 8860 Livingston Road: Strunk, Goldman l. and Roseanne P. to Baumgartner, Megan E. and Michael D.; $167,000. 2472 Mars Court: Woodard, Yvette to Cobblestone Street LLC; $40,000. 7242 Memory Lane: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Thompson, Renee K.; $42,000. 8039 Mildmay Court: Storer, Rebecca H. and Dennis S. to Cinfed Federal Credit Union; $56,000. 2654 Monette Court: Bluefield Properties LLC to Bailey, Megan l.; $80,000. 3180 Niagara St.: Jackson, Aisha to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $44,000. 3310 November Court: Baugh, Darren R. to Suntrust Mortgage Inc.; $40,000. 6393 Oakcreek Drive: Hapanowicz, Steven G. and Carol l. to Dolle, Mark and Amanda; $217,000. 3970 Olde Savannah Drive: Dews, Irene to Powell, Marsha A.; $85,000. 2511 Ontario St.: OPB Ventures LLC to Federal National Mortgag Association; $69,392. 3218 Orangeburg Court: Hanekom, Wilfred and Rebecca to Daniels, Errick; $119,900. 2635 Pippin Court: Bank of New York Mellon Tr. The to PSH Investments LLC; $72,000. 10294 Pippin Road: Fannie Mae to Niehaus, David A. Tr.; $31,151. 11276 Pippin Road: Polston, Fiorella I. and Gregory T. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $50,000. 11657 Pippin Road: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Muddy River Homes LLC; $43,000. 10430 Pottinger Road: Cole Development Holdings 2012-1 LLC to Roark, Stephanie; $103,900. 9800 Regatta Drive: Dunham, Melissa and Kevin Rice to Bank of America NA; $42,000. 6748 Schuster Court: Kahle, Katie l. to Citimortgage Inc.; $36,000. 10302 Season Drive: Sheeren, Martin G. and Karen A. to Fannie Mae; $92,455. 10237 Snowflake Lane: Bowden, Donna to Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. NA; $61,750. 3075 Springdale Road: Zippin, Dion l. and Patricia A. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $44,000. 5537 Squirrel Run Lane: Manhart,

Michael D. and Karen to Maghathe, Bassam and Emily; $270,000. 9579 Stateland Court: Olverson, Sharron K. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $42,000. 7943 Stoney Ridge Drive: Stone Ridge Property Development LLC to NVR Inc.; $43,000. 4346 Summerwind Court: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Weigel, Bryan J.; $143,000. 3428 Sunbury Lane: Federal National Mortgage Association to Scott, Jana; $27,500. 2649 Tiverton Lane: Hall, Dorris A. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $40,000. Vail Court: Celsus J. Belletti LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $42,436. 10170 Windswept Lane: Honaker, Jessica and Joseph to Windswept Properties LLC; $16,100. 8561 Wuest Road: Phillips, Jonathon M. and Stephanie J. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $56,000.


1391 Beechmeadow Lane: Lascano, Margaret A. and Candelario Jr. to Bank of America NA; $78,000. 3263 Bellacre Court: Knapke, Timothy M. and Stephanie R. Wilcox to Morgan, Taylor; $146,000. 6260 Berauer Road: Irvin, David M. and Mary l. to Wechsler, Matthew G. and Emily Grove-Wechsler; $228,000. 7252 Bridge Point Pass: Howard, Timothy Corey to Dodge, N. P. Jr. Tr.; $215,000. 7252 Bridge Point Pass: Dodge, N. P. Jr. Tr. to Hice, Jeffrey D.; $215,000. 7500 Bridge Point Pass: Haft, Richard R. and Julie A. to U.S. Bank NA; $230,000. 5694 Bridgetown Road: Becker, Linda A. to Willhite, Elli C.; $77,000. 5654 Cheviot Road: Cummings, Laura Lee Hill to Nationstar Mortgage LLC; $32,000. 3320 Dickinson Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Junker, Jason; $12,000. 3361 Diehl Road: Lane, Claudia E. to Bank of America NA; $48,000. 6221 Eagles Lake Court: Harmeyer, Jamie Demetra to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $40,000. 5290 Eaglesnest Drive: Stolz, Mary Joan to Mollere, James R. and Mary C.; $49,000. 6241 Elkwater Court: Moore, William l. Jr. and Therese M. to Schaefer, Angela and J. Patrick; $189,000. 5222 Fox Ridge Drive: Jansen, Mary G.

to Collins, James R.; $115,000. 6037 Garden View Court: Stevens, Kyle M. and Luann to Roda, Joseph H. and Elizabeth S.; $385,000. 5560 Goldcrest Drive: Rollins, David E. and Caroline Keefe Rollins to Gruber, Christopher S.; $157,500. 3210 Harmony Lane: Turner, Valerie A. to Caproni, Daniel V.; $115,900. 4413 Harrison Ave.: Heine, Walter and Linda to Fannie Mae; $50,000. 6782 Harrison Ave.: Poole, William N. to Bank of America NA; $24,000. 3398 Harwinton Lane: May, Dorothy M. to Brossart, Derek; $98,000. 6652 Hearne Road: Becker, Steven V. and Barbara l. to Sieve, Karen G.; $35,500. Hickory Place Drive: Masterpiece Development Inc. to Pflaum, Daniel and Karen; $58,700. 6706 Jennifer Lynn Drive: Miller, Matthew S. to Corp. of The Presiding Bishop of The C.; $322,000. 3540 Locust Lane: Senske, David P. to Terrific Homes LLC; $55,000. 3370 Markdale Court: Staiger, Laurie C. to Ketterer, Ryan and Amy; $257,000. 3083 Neisel Ave.: Arszman, Nick to Arszman, Kelly A.; $131,000. 5213 North Bend Road: Ranz, Virginia A. to Ads Holdings LLC; $187,000. 3306 North Bend Road: Dietz, Marc D. to Paganelli, Raymond M.; $57,500. 3306 North Bend Road: Stricker, Lisa l. to Hoelmer, Karl H.; $56,500. 5261 North Bend Crossing: Zureick, Tina l. and Steven H. Williamson to SCP Properties LLC; $102,000. 5361 Orchardridge Court: Grace, Geoff II to Longtin, Erin N.; $128,000. 5541 Penway Court: Fahey, Kevin J. and Sonia J. to Ban of America NA; $74,000. 5923 Quailhill Drive: Angus, Thomas R. Tr. to Morley, Peter E. and Christine A.; $220,000. 5169 Ralph Ave.: Dedominici, Peter to Steel, Benjamin P. and Kathryn; $103,000. 4320 Regency Ridge Court: Santen, Genevieve S. to Ellis, Deborah S.; $89,500. 4320 Regency Ridge Court: Glenmary Lay Missioners Inc. to Joseph, Rickey D.; $80,000. 5433 Sarahs Oak Drive: Stadtmiller, David A. and Tina M. to Arszman, Nicholas A. and Jessica A.; $237,000. 6100 Seiler Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Wilson, Isaac; $91,000. 6530 Sherrybrook Drive: Thompson, Erin to Vasiliou, Jodi N.; $230,000.

5175 Sidney Road: Benz, Jon J. to Dennison, Corey; $46,500. 6330 Springmyer Drive: Russo, Rose Catherine to Cooper, Joseph A. and Robin l.; $75,000. 5583 Sprucewood Drive: Powell, William R. and Marsha A. to Jennings, Cynthia A.; $110,000. 3441 Tallahassee Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Lotscher, Adam; $71,000. 5090 Valley Ridge Road: Schaser, Cherie J. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $44,000. Valley Way Court: First Financial Bank NA to Daffin, James; $59,000. 5366 Werk Road: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Hughes, Paul; $49,000. 6610 Wesselman Road: Ventre, Lisa A. to Fannie Mae; $60,000. 5560 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Warsaw Federal Savings and Loan Association to Welsh, Barbara and Tim; $50,000. 6147 Wilmer Road: Bauer, James H. and Hollie A. to Dufford, Jessica l. and James R.; $235,000.


2408 Buddleia Court: Lykins, Janet R. Tr. to OPRS Communities; $92,650. 5667 Buttercup Lane: McGinnis-Hemphill, Kimberly to Federal National Mortgage Association; $56,000. 5375 Kirby Ave.: Kochyan, Parnak to Homesnow 24 LLC; $671. 5523 Kirby Ave.: Shannon, Edward J. and Pamela S. to Burger, Bryan J. and Andrea M.; $102,000. 2311 North Bend Road: Athletes United Foundation Inc. to Athletes United Foundatio Inc.; $54,000. 5895 Shadymist Lane: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Sw Ohio Management LLC; $52,000. 5896 Thornhill Ave.: Equity Trust Co. Custodian [Fbo Richard Gelhaus Ira] to Glover, Richard G. and Deborah J.; $140,000. 2361 Whitewood Lane: Craven, John R. Tr. to Love, Hope l. and Jeffri E.; $82,900.


1383 Adams Road: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to White Wall Home Rehabilitation LLC; $20,000. 7352 Clovernook Ave.: Price, Kevin W. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $40,000. 7721 Hamilton Ave.: Woerner, Carl to Family Funeral Centers Ll; $73,000.

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