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Voting is now open for the third annual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest. The award – whose winners are determined online by newspaper readers – recognizes student-athletes of the highest caliber who show excellence in the classroom, community and in their sports. Go online to preps and look for the red and blue Sportsman icon on the right hand side of the page. You may need to scroll down. Once you click on the icon, you will see links for each newspaper’s ballot. The ballots will be available until midnight Monday, June 6. Top vote-getter wins. Check out the sports section to see who’s on your ballot. Voters will need a user account to cast a final ballot. Sign up in advance of the voting period using the link at the top, lefthand corner of Contact Jordan Kellogg at for assistance to get your account set up. For all other questions on the Sportsman of the Year, contact Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@communitypress. com.

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St. I’s to host ‘Hair for Hope’ By Kurt Backscheider

Gale Oehler has been encouraging every woman and girl she knows to grow long hair. The White Oak resident wants to take her scissors to as many ponytails as possible. Oehler, a St. Ignatius parishioner, is organizing a hair donation event at the church to coincide with the parish’s upcoming health fair. Oehler’s “Hair for Hope” event will benefit the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign, which provides cancer patients with wigs made from real hair. “My mom had brain cancer 20 years ago,” said Oehler, who’s been a hairstylist for 35 years. “I’ve wanted to do an event like this for a while.” Women and girls who have 8 to 10 inches of hair they would like to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths are more than welcome to participate in Hair for Hope. Oehler and her fellow stylists from Hair Management Salon in Bridgetown will cut and style hair at the event, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at St. Ignatius, 5222 North Bend Road.


Hairstylist Gale Oehler, right, of Green Township, cuts an 8-inch ponytail off Gwynne Krekeler at Hair Management Salon in Bridgetown. Oehler is organizing a Hair for Hope event at St. Ignatius Church to benefit the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign, which uses real hair to make wigs for cancer patients. Krekeler, of Green Township, is donating her hair in advance of the event, scheduled for Tuesday, May 31. Those who would like to donate, but are unable attend the event, can stop by Hair Management anytime between now and May 31 to donate and then have their hair styled for free. “We’re standing ready,” Oehler said.

Green Township resident Sharon McBreen was among a group of women who donated their hair at the salon Friday, May 13. “Gale is the ring leader,” said McBreen. “She told me about donating hair to Beautiful

Lengths, and I thought, ‘Why not?’ This is a good cause.” She said she was nervous about seeing 8 inches of her hair chopped off, but knowing it would go toward helping someone get through a difficult time eased her fears. “I talked my sister and sisterin-law into growing their hair long, too,” she said. Oehler said every generous hair donation has a story behind it. For inspiration, she said she looks to a plastic bag filled with hair donated by Michelle Nymberg, who lost her battle with cancer three weeks ago. Oehler said Nymberg donated her hair last July so that a wig could be made for another woman fighting cancer. “Everyone has a story,” Oehler said. “This will be our first ever Hair for Hope. A lot of nervous students will be donating their hair for the first time, and we are very proud of them.” For more information about the event, visit, email Oehler at or call her at 574-3337, ext. 24.

Memorial Day ceremonies honor veterans By Jennie Key

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Local veterans will rededicate the war memorial that stood at the corner of Cheviot Road and Paramount Ridge Drive this year as part of Memorial Day observances in the community. Mike Mason, quartermaster of the White Oak Woodrow Pies VFW Post 9246, says the memorial was moved to Haubner Field by a local Eagle Scout and the post’s observances will end at the new location where the memorial will be rededicated. The current post commander is Mark Hobbs and senior vice commander is Frank Klensch. This year, the post members, including the color guard, bugler and rifle squad, are joined by representatives of the Naval Junior ROTC from Northwest High. The post will visit area cemeteries and memorials on Monday, May 30, to pay respect to fellow veterans beginning at 8:15 a.m. and winding up at Haubner Field at about 11 a.m. The VFW post will supply almost 700 flags for cemeteries. Not only will 288 flags be placed at St. Aloysius and 212 at St. James cemeteries, but the post also supplies cemeteries at St. Bernard Church, St. John’s Church on Dry Ridge and at the Dunlap Pioneer Cemetery and other historical cemeteries in the townships. Coleraine Historical Society


Area veterans will place small flags in a number of area cemeteries as part of Memorial Day observances this weekend. president Mary Burdette says her group has organized a Memorial Day observance at 10:15 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Heritage Memorial Park, in front of the Colerain Township Administrative Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Pastor Gary Jackson from Friendship Baptist Church will give the invocation. Crown Hill Memorial Park will honor veterans with a reading, bagpipes, prayers and taps at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 30, at the cemetery, 11825 Pippin Road. Counselors will be available all weekend to help visitors locate graves and will have flags available for placement. For information, call 851-7170. The Green Township Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10380 spon-

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sors the 19th annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Flag Raising at 2 p.m. Monday, May 30, at Veterans Park, 6230 Harrison the park's Patriotic Plaza. Father Pete St. George from St. Ignatius Church will speak and members of the post will burn the names of veterans who died during the past year. The Western Hills Veterans Council sponsors the annual Cheviot Memorial Day Parade. It begins at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at Harrison and Frances avenues; it will travel Harrison to North Bend to Harvest Home Park, the same route as the Harvest Home Parade. Services will be conducted at the park. To the north, Mount Healthy’s



8 a.m. at Lingo Family Cemetery on North Bend Road west of La Salle High School 8:20 a.m. at Asbury Chapel cemetery, Monfort Heights United Methodist Church, 3662 West Fork Road 8:45 a.m. at the St. Aloysius memorial ceremony in Bridgetown. The post leads a procession from the church to the cemetery where they will place a poppy cross; 9:30 a.m. at the St. James White Oak Cemetery, 3565 Hubble Road, where the rifle squad leads a procession to the cemetery and will place a poppy cross; 10:30 a.m. at Colerain Memorial Park in Colerain Township, will join the historical society and township officials for ceremonies; 11 a.m. at the West Fork Road Fire Station memorial, West Fork and Audro roads, Monfort Heights. Post members place flags and fire the honor volley; 11:30 a.m. the group finishes the day at the Post 9246 memorial at Haubner Field, 3649 Whiteoak Drive, at the corner of Cheviot Road and Paramountridge Drive. Wesley Memorial American Legion Post 513 starts its annual parade at Hastings and Hamilton avenues at 2 p.m. Monday, May 30. The parade moves south on Hamilton Avenue to Kinney Avenue to Perry Street ending at the Veterans Memorial on McMakin Street for a brief service.

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Mt. Healthy cuts high school busing

Cut affects district, parochial student bus routes By Jennie Key

The Mount Healthy School District Board of Education eliminated high school busing at its meeting May 16. The district currently transports 560 high schoolers to Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School each day. The district also takes 125 high school students who live in the district to parochial schools. Executive Director for Administrative Services at Mount Healthy City Schools John Pennell says that service to parochial high schoolers is part of the cuts. The district transports all students who attend North Elementary School as well as students who live more than one mile from school. The cut does not affect seventhand eighth-grade students who attend the junior/senior high school building. The board approved phase two of its reduction plan Monday night, cutting an additional $533,000 from its budget. That brings the total cuts for the 201112 school year to $1.9 million. The transportation cut saves the district about $300,000. The board also approved reducing hours for


High school students in the Mount Healthy City School District are losing their busing as the district cuts another $533,000 from the budget. preschool aides, eliminated two bus drivers, five aides, an assistant nurse and two nonEllis teaching positions, cutting an additional $233,000. School Board President Carole Ellis that said while she hates to cut busing, it’s one of the only things left for the district to eliminate. As for the staff cuts, she says they are bad for the district but the board has little choice. “We are supposed to be making things in the district better,” she said. “Instead, we just have to keep cutting. It’s almost as if people

think we hired personnel just because we could. We hired those people because we needed them. We still need them, but now we will have to spread their work around to the people who are left, because that work still has to be done.” The board also approved a two-year contract with the teachers and classified workers that froze salaries and step increases for the length of the contract. “Our teachers were already two years without a raise,” Superintendent Lori Handler said. “This contract means our teachers are committing to four years without a salary increase.” The district is asking residents to approve a 7.65mill levy on the Aug. 2 ballot. That levy would generate about $2.76 million

annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 house about $228 annually. Voters turned down Handler requests for operating levies in November and February. The district passed a bond issue in 2006 to build three new schools, but state law prohibits that money to be used to pay for operations within the district. The school district’s last new operating levy passed in 2003, and administrators said the district has made about $4.9 million in cuts since that levy passed. For more about your community, visit mounthealthy.

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The Clippard Family branch of the YMCA welcomes Doug Helcher as its new executive director.

Clippard YMCA welcomes new director By Jennie Key

The Clippard Family Branch of the YMCA’s new executive director Doug Hechler knows the YMCA from the ground up. His first contact was in his hometown of Keokuk, Iowa, where he enjoyed Y programs, worked for camps, but had no thought of a YMCA career until a director encouraged him. “I got my degree from the University of Iowa, and I just gravitated toward the YMCA,” he said. “It was an opportunity to help people, especially kids. My first experiences as a day camp counselor showed me the impact one person could have in the life of a youngster. I could see how you could make a difference,” he said. The Y bug bit him. He’s been with the YMCA for about 20 years. He has seen how the YMCA serves communities in a number of cities: Champaign, Ill., was where he started, adding stints in Dayton, and Greene County, Ohio, before he left to try sales in the private sector. “Then the Y bug bit again, and we moved to St. Louis,” he said. Hechler was the district vice president in St. Louis when the opportunity to move to the Cincinnati area knocked. “My wife’s family is here. So that attracted us.” So did the Clippard branch’s reputation. “Overall, the Cincinnati Ys are very respected within the Y movement,” he said. “Clippard is a well respected branch, as well. If we were

going to move, this was a good one.” Hechler says when he’s not at the Y, he’s still active. A self-confessed fitness buff, he says he enjoys running and jogging and used to do triathalons. He enjoys spending time with his family – he and his wife have three boys, 22, 20 and 10. “I enjoy golfing, hiking … I like physical activity.” At the Clippard branch, he says he’s still getting his bearings. He said he hopes to work on developing revenue and endowments to lay a foundation for the branch’s future, and thinks there are programming opportunities ahead, as well. He says he is looking forward to getting to know the Clippard Y family and staff and reaching out to know the community as well. “It seems the branch has done a good job of being a community leader, and we want to continue being out there,” he said. “It’s a busy branch and there are a lot of great programs going on,” he said. “The Autism preschool is unique for the YMCA, and I could see the preschool program expanding.” He said he sees a number of program opportunities that would complement what the branch is doing now. And he’s hoping to build up the volunteer resources of the branch. “There was a strong volunteer group in the past, and we have an opportunity to grow there,” he said. “As money gets tighter for everyone, we will have to rely on our volunteers. That volunteerism is the cornerstone of the YMCA.”

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Doctors, caregivers join Mercy physicians Joining up The physicians and caregivers of the Greater Cincinnati Associated Physicians who are joining Mercy Medical Associates are (in alphabetical order): Daniel Barnes, M.D. Tegal Bhatt, D.O., PhD Stephanie BroughtonHartline, D.O. Mary Theresa Cardone, M.D. Prasad Chandra, M.D. Matthew Ciambarella, D.C. Thomas Dryer, M.D. Geralynn Duell-Briedenstein, D.O. John Grimm, D.O. Dirk Hines, M.D. demonstrating a commitment to quality and improving access to health care that is truly inspiring to many of us in the medical community.” On the West Side, Mercy provides two acute care hospitals, a 24/7 emergency medical center, imaging centers, primary and specialty care physician practices, and senior living communities. Construction will also begin soon on the new Mercy Hospital West, at I74 and North Bend Road which will include maternity care, a heart center, a cancer center, and a women’s health center. Along with the conven-

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of hundreds of volunteers who helped clean up the river Saturday. The annual Clean Sweep, in its seventh year, usually yields a couple of tons of trash, said Brian Bohl, stream specialist with the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District.

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The housing market has not yet rebounded to pre-recession prices, when buyers seemed to be stepping over one another to bid up the price of homes. Today’s sellers may be lucky to get asking price, with the reality being a certain percentage below. However, that doesn’t mean sellers should accept bottom-of-the-barrel offers. There are still ways to get the best price possible on an offered home. With sellers hoping to get the most possible for a home and buyers interested in spending the least, it’s sometimes a battle of wills when it comes to hashing out a confirmed price in the world of real estate. Sellers who wonder whether they’ll struggle to get a good offer can hedge their bets in the right direction by employing a few strategies. * Give people what they want: Buyers often prefer updated kitchens and bathrooms. Most buyers out there are not looking for “handyman specials.” They want a relatively turn-key property. A kitchen or bathroom that is an eyesore can repel potential buyers. Home shoppers may be more inclined to go closer to asking price if some of the bigger-ticket items are already completed. * Don’t be an open book: If a buyer knows that time is of the essence or the home is “priced to sell,” he or she may sense that desperation, almost guaranteeing a lowball offer. Sellers shouldn’t let on too much about their reasons for selling or make it seem like they’ll be in dire straights if the home doesn’t sell quickly. Selling a home under duress is not likely to cause prospective buyers to pony up. * Don’t be afraid to counter-offer: A buyer who is excited to get an offer on a home in a slow market, but feels the offer is below value, should definitely counter-offer. While the buyer may not accept the counter, he or she may make another offer that is more to the seller’s liking.

Aortic stenosis (AS) results from the hardening or narrowing of the aortic valve; AS obstructs the flow of oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It is one of the two most common heart valve problems in the United States and ranks among the top five Medicare cardiac diagnoses. Patients with severe AS may experience chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting. Although AS typically progresses slowly without symptoms, once symptoms occur the prognosis is guarded and survival is limited. Treatment of AS has traditionally involved open heart surgical valve replacement, which has considerable morbidity and mortality in elderly, frail individuals with complicating medical issues. Now, physicians at The Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education at The Christ Hospital are involved in a clinical research study (The PARTNER II Trial) using the Edwards SAPIEN XT valve. This allows doctors to replace the aortic valve without open heart surgery by using a catheter instead. The Christ Hospital is the only center between Atlanta, Georgia and Cleveland, Ohio to offer this novel, less invasive valve trial. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) provides a treatment option for patients with symptomatic AS who are not candidates for traditional valve replacement surgery. “Unfortunately, elderly patients with multiple medical problems may not survive traditional valve surgery,” says Dean Kereiakes, M.D., principal investigator in Cincinnati for The PARTNER II Trial and medical director at The Lindner Center for Research and Education and The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. “Our goal in joining The PARTNER II Trial is to provide a new treatment option and hope for these individuals.”


“I couldn’t walk 20 feet without having to sit down. The day I had the procedure, I walked 25 feet and was fine. I’m Bill Whitt again.” William Whitt, 85, who suffered from AS and heart failure symptoms, had TAVR at The Christ Hospital on May 5, 2011.

John Metzger is 82. Because of a failing heart due to AS he had trouble breathing. Last September, recognizing his patient couldn’t wait until the new procedure was approved in Cincinnati, Dr. Kereiakes sent John to Cleveland for TAVR.

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BRIEFLY Physicals offered

McAuley High School is offering sports physical examinations to all student athletes – boys and girls – in grades 7-12. These exams and the appropriate forms are a conditional requirement to play competitive sports. From 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, doctors from Cincinnati SportsMedicine and University of Cincinnati will perform these screenings in McAuley’s gymnasium, 6000 Oakwood Ave. and complete the appropriate paperwork. The cost of this service is $20, and can be paid in cash or check made payable to Cincinnati SportsMedicine. Athletes are asked to wear shorts and a T-shirt. For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, contact McAuley Athletic Director Caryl Schawe at 681-1800, extension 1152.

Estate planning workshop

Frederick Funeral Home, 2553 Banning Road, will host a free estate planning workshop at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 8. Attorney Ralph J. Conrad from Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA, and funeral planning specialist Leon Stone will cover different aspects of estate planning, such as living wills and trusts, powers of attorney, medical directives, final expense planning, and funeral options, and how these planning tools will benefit families regardless of age, health or wealth. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so registration is requested. To reserve a seat, call 522-3700.

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Market will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at the high school, 8801 Cheviot Road. There will be a car wash from 9 a.m. to noon and concessions available, as well as a variety of items for sale along with vendors/crafters booths. Crafters and individuals interested in setting up a booth, call Becky at 4295555. Donated items for the general rummage sale can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 11 at Colerain High School. If you have questions about donations, call Janette at 741-8443.

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Signups are underway for summer volleyball and fall soccer in White Oak. Sign-up for your sport now

at There will be in-person registration from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the White Oak Athletic Center at Haubner Fields. The center is at the end of White Oak Drive.


The Northwest Boosters Association now offers bingo each Saturday evening, starting. Early bird bingo/Instants starts at 6 p.m., with regular bingo scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road. Chip Bergquist, booster president, says the proceeds from the bingo will be used to support the athletic teams and extracurricular clubs at Northwest High School and Pleasant Run Middle School. He said over time, the boosters hope to be able to provide things like new uniforms, upgraded equipment, stadium and auditorium upgrades. For more information on the Northwest Boosters Bingo, call 729-7504.

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Nancy Watts, Colerain Township, holds her grandson Branden Watts, 3 who is trying some of the butter he just made from cream at Parky’s Farm in Winton Woods. Buttermaking was part of a new program "Growing Up a Farm Kid" which offered different themes and included crafts, stories, puppet shows, and games for preschoolers.

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Emily York and Myesha Jewell are ready to go through the buffet line at McAuley’s prom.


Before McAuley's prom, Jayson Bresnen, Emily York, Trey Casey, Olivia Jester, Danielle Pfeifer, Chirs Rodriguez, Malia Wenning, and Joe Burger posed in prom finery.

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Jayson Bresnen, La Salle High School senior, gets his prom corsage pinned on by Emily York, senior, McAuley High School.

McAuley High School juniors and seniors were ready to celebrate at the Junior/Senior Prom at Paul Brown Stadium. Dinner and dancing made memories for the girls and their dates.

McAuley juniors Leah Schmidt, Sarah Pierce, Megan Williams, and Megan Paul dance at the McAuley High School Junior/Senior prom.


Carley Powell in pink, McAuley High School Student Council co-president, and Lindsey Trischler at McAuley High School’s Prom May 7.

Joe Burger and Chris Rodriguez feed each other at McAuley’s prom.



These three friends, Malia Wenning, Emily York, and Danielle Pfeifer pose before leaving for the dance.

Alexis Obach, McAuley junior, with two cousins who also went to McAuley’s prom, Michael Ilano, left, and Mitch Obach. PROVIDED


It may be the same dress, but all three of these McAuley girls make it look great. From left, juniors Sandy Rapien and Nicole Emig, and senior Haley Sunderhaus are all sporting the same style.


Katy Flanigan, Student Council co-president, left, and Emily York see things in black and white at McAuley's Prom.

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Plans, goals help propel La Salle’s top students

About La Salle’s graduation

The 180 La Salle High School graduates will retrieve their diplomas at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Ceremonies, by invitation only, will be at the Aronoff Center. Along with the valedictorian and salutatorian, the remaining top 10 Lancers this year are Zachary Dangel, John Hoeweler, Isaac Kerr, Michael Schmidt, Andrew Silber, Zachary Starkey, Andrew Steinmetz and Gregory Walden.

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Alex Kah is this year’s La Salle High School valedictorian. The 18-year-old is the son of Blaise and Nanci Kah of White Oak. Kah is headed to Miami University but is undecided about a major. As a Lancer, Kah has been active with the National Honor Society, Kairos leadership team and the school’s De La Salle Signum Fidei Institute, aimed at developing future leaders. “I think my experiences with Kairos, both the retreats and as a leader, will be a lasting memory for me,” he said. “It’s made me appreciate what I have.” His advice for the freshmen class is to goals early.


Alex Kah, White Oak, will be giving the valedictorian address as the top senior at La Salle High School this year. “It’s important to have a plan to follow after freshman year,” he said. Ben Moeller is La Salle’s second-ranked student and will be the salutatorian.

Moeller, 18, is the son of Paul and Mary Ellen Moeller, Colerain Township. He will attend the University of Notre Dame to major in chemical engineering. Moeller said his two older brothers attended Notre Dame and both siblings were La Salle valedictorians. Having those role models has helped nudge Moeller toward achieving self-set lofty goals. At La Salle, Moeller has been active with the National Honor Society, the De La Salle Signum Fidei Institute, played soccer and volleyball and performed community

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McAuley High School’s valedictorian is White Oak resident Emily York, formerly a student at St. James and the salutatorian is Monfort Heights resident Katy Flanigan, who attended elementary school at St. Ignatius School.

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Ben Moeller, Colerain Township, is the salutatorian for the 2011 class of La Salle High School. service projects. His advice is also about setting goals. “It’s important to get involved in school activities, but it’s also important to set high academic goals. “It’s easy to think as long as you’re passing, it’s enough, but it isn’t. “Getting good grades is important in helping get the college you want.”




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Only 0.04 separates the grade point averages of McAuley High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian. But that won’t separate valedictorian Emily Anne York and salutatorian Kathryn Flanigan on graduation day May 26. The duo plans to deliver their speech to the class together. York said people are often surprised at the lack of competition between the two girls, who have been good friends during their years at McAuley. “We always said it really didn’t matter to us which one was the valedictorian and which was salutatorian, as long as it was both of us,” York said. Emily York, who lives in White Oak, is the daughter of Guy and Allison York. She plans to attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., where she will major in biomedical engineering. Katy Flanigan, who lives




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About McAuley’s graduation

The 171 graduates of the McAuley High School class of 2011 will receive their diplomas at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26. The graduates’ Baccalaureate Mall is by invitation only at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. Ceremonies, by invitation only, are at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. The McAuley class of 2011 has received more than $9.5 million in scholarship offers. in Monfort Heights, is the daughter of Mark and Lisa Flanigan. She plans to attend Indiana University where she will major in speech and hearing science with a minor in dance. Both girls were part of the Women in Medicine program at McAuley, a collaborative partnership with Mercy Hospital Mount Airy. Students meet monthly at the hospital, learning about different medical fields. The four-year program is designed to help students explore careers in the health fields through monthly seminars and monthly volunteering at Mercy Hospital. This is the first class of graduates from the program which started in 2007. In addition to the women in medicine program, Emily has been busy during her four years at McAuley. She played soccer and ran track and cross country, was a member of the National Honor Society, Ambassadors, Key Club, was a representative MERFette (the McAuley Emergency Relief Fund), National History Club and National Honor Society. Her advice to underclassmen is to keep an open mind and try new things. “Don’t always play it safe,” she said. “Try something new.” Katy, who is president of the McAuley Student Council, has also participated in Ambassadors Club, dance team French club, French National Honor Society, History national Honor Society, Key Club, National Honor Society and student council. She also participated in Theatre Xavier productions, where she has won two Cappie Awards. She is nominated for a third for her dance performance in this year’s “Phantom of the Opera” production. Her advice to underclassmen is not to underestimate yourself. “I never dreamed I would be president of anything,” she said.


The week at Colerain

• The Colerain boys track team placed fifth with a score of 62 in the GMC Championships, May 14. In Division I Districts, Colerain placed third with a score of 16 on May 18, advancing them to regionals. Colerain’s Jarrett Grace placed fourth with a 146 feet, 2 inch throw in the discus event. • In girls track, Colerain placed sixth with a score of 53 in the GMC Championships, May 14. Sam Fields won the high jump for Colerain at 5 feet, 1 inch. The girls advance to regionals after placing third with a score of 19 in the Division I Districts, May 18. Colerain’s Sam Fields placed second in the high jump at 5 feet; the relay team placed third in the 4x800 at 9 minutes, 53.20 seconds; and Vicki Kinne placed fourth in the pole vault at 9 feet. • The Glen Este softball team shut out Colerain 4-0 in the Division I sectional final, May 16.

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Coach Ron Russo (Girls Greater Cincinnati League track coach of the year) has a number of talented McAuley track and field athletes advancing to Dayton from the district meet at Winton Woods. That'll happen when your team outscores the other girls' squads on hand for the district title. In the 4x800 relay, sophomore

Jordyn Thiery, freshman Kate Olding, senior Emily York and junior Danielle Pfeifer won in 9:29.45. Pfeifer and Thiery also teamed on the winning 4x400 relay with senior Kerry Caddell and senior Katie Schwettman. The 4x200 relay was also a winner with senior Kristen Seminara, senior Caddell, senior Schwetteman and sophomore Taylor Bove covering it in 1:44.07. Sophomore Christi Farwick was added on for the

Mohawk 4x100 which finished fourth, but also qualified for the regional meet. Individually, Pfeifer took the "daily double" in the 400 (57.66) and 800 (2:17.93). In the latter, she just got by sophomore teammate Thiery who was at 2:17.97. In the shorter distances, sophomore Rebecca Ashton took second in the 100 hurdles at 16.26, Kerry Caddell was third in the 200 at 26.35, and freshman Kate Olding


was fourth in the 1600 with a 5:21.75. In field events, the sophomore Bove won the district long jump at 17' 3.75". Jordyn Thiery wasn't finished, as she took fourth place in in the high jump at 5' to move onto the next meet. In the pole vault, junior Samantha Rack was third at 9'. The McAuley gang next appears at Dayton's Welcome Stadium May 25 and 27 in the regional meet.

Bombers fall 5-2 in district finals By Tony Meale

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Conference accolades

College of Mount St. Joseph baseball player Ben Stroube, a St. Xavier High School graduate, was recently named to the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference First Team. Stroube hit .377 with a team-high 13 stolen bases and a team-high tying three home runs. Senior second baseman John Pasquale, a Colerain grad, was named HCAC Honorable Mention. Pasquale was named Honorable Mention All-HCAC in both 2010 and 2009. Stroube was HCAC Freshman of the Year in 2008.

The week at St. Xavier



Mohawks move north with district title

• The McAuley track team advances to regionals after finishing first with a score of 25 in Division I Districts, May 18. McAuley’s Jordyn Thiery placed fourth in the high jump with a 5 foot leap; McAuley’s relay team won the 4x800 meter in 9 minutes, 29.45 seconds; and Sam Rack placed third in the pole vault at 9 feet.

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• The St. Xavier boys tennis team beat Sycamore 3-1 in the state team tournament, May 17. St. X’s Matt Duma beat Ahmad 7-5, 6-2; Eddie Broun and Casey Leary beat Stern and Pan 6-4, 6-4; Don Baverman and Elliot Bostick beat Grandi and Caplin 6-3, 6-4. In the second round of the Division I District tournament, St. Xavier’s Bostick and Eddie Broun beat Karev and Grandhi 6-2, 6-2, May 19. • In boys track, St. Xavier placed second with a score of 14 in the Division I Districts, May 18, advancing them to regionals. St. X’s relay team won the 4x800 meter in 7 minutes, 54.90 seconds. • In the boys volleyball Regional semifinal match, St. Xavier beat Mason 25-13, 2511, 25-13, May 19. St. X advances to play Elder on May 21.

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St. Xavier High School junior Dominic Plageman threw six innings in a 7-3 win over Turpin in the Division I sectional finals May 20 at Kings. The No. 1 Bombers beat Turpin 7-3 but fell 5-2 to Northmont the next day.

Colerain ousted in sectional By Tony Meale

The Colerain High School softball team, facing perhaps the top pitcher in the area in Kelley Benhase, fell 4-0 to top-seeded Glen Este in the Division I sectional finals May 16. Colerain, seeded ninth, advanced after downing No. 9 Mount Notre Dame 3-1 May 9 and winning by forfeit against No. 20 Western Hills May 11. The Lady Cards

started the year 4-8 before winning five straight and seven of eight entering their showdown with Glen Este. They finish 11-10 (9-9). Colerain’s top hitters this year were senior Hannah Curtis, sophomore Katie Hoelmer and freshmen Ashlynn Roberts and Sydney Beckelhymer. On the mound, senior Sydney Morris got most of the starts for Colerain, going 6-5 with a 3.10 ERA. She had 88 strikeouts in 76.2 innings.

Seeking its first district title since 2007, the St. Xavier High School baseball team fell 5-2 to Northmont May 21 at Western Hills. The Bombers, which advanced to district play after knocking off Mt. Healthy and Turpin, finished 21-7 (8-2). After an up-and-down 14-13 (4-6) campaign in 2010, the Bombers started the year 7-0 and went from worst to first in the Greater Catholic League South division. They swept the season series against Moeller, winning 6-3 April 14 and 3-1 May 10. The Bombers entered the season having lost seven straight to the Crusaders. St. X, which lost to league rivals Elder and Alter, ended up sharing the conference crown with Moeller. It was the Bombers’ first league title since 2004. St. X head coach Bill Slinger was named GCL-South CoCoach of the Year with Moeller’s Tim Held. Seniors Chad Sudbrack and Mike Hedgebeth and junior Conor Hundley earned first-team, all-league honors for the Bombers. Sudbrack led the league with a .424 average (minimum 60 at-bats) and finished second with 29 RBI. He also blasted two homers. Hedgebeth hit .322 with 18 RBI, while Hundley hit .392 and stole a league-leading 26 steals. Seniors Nick Albers, Conor Gilligan, Chris Rutz and Matt Wilson earned second-team honors. Albers hit .382 and led the league with 35 RBI, Gilligan hit .282 and knocked in 25 runs, Wilson hit .365 with 27 RBI, and Rutz went 3-1 with a 1.89 ERA. Rutz was one of four pitchers who finished with a sub-2.00 ERA for the Bombers; the others were Rutz, Gilligan and Phillip Brilli. Juniors Jake Sambrookes and Dominic Plageman and


St. Xavier senior Conor Gilligan stands at second base after doubling in two runs to give the Bombers a 4-3 lead in the third inning against Turpin. sophomore Joe Gellenbeck were among St. X’s most trusted workhorses. Sambrookes was 5-1 and threw a no-hitter in an 11-0 sectional semifinals win against Mt. Healthy May 12. Sambrookes allowed just one base-runner, who reached on an error. Plageman was 5-0 with a 1.96 ERA had 25 strikeouts in 25.0 innings, while Gellenbeck was 4-2 with a 3.40 ERA. Other contributors were Spencer Stroube, Jordan McDonough, Griffin Dolle, Cameron Adams, Robbie Dorger and Alex Hart. St. X ranked third in the final Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association State Poll.

Local tennis players at districts Several locals tennis players performed at the Division I district tournament at Centerville May 19 and 21. La Salle High School senior Anthony Heckle lost in the first round to Wilmington junior Marc Sodini (6-0, 6-2). Heckle advanced after finishing fourth at sectionals. St. Xavier High School sophomore Elliot Bostick of Anderson beat Butler sophomore David Scher in the first round (6-3, 6-3) before falling to Lakota East junior Zachary Mueck in the district quarterfinals (6-1, 6-1). In doubles, St. X’s all-sophomore team

of Matt Duma of Sycamore and Matt Santen of Hyde Park beat Butlers Ryan Helke and Mike Berry in the opening round (6-0, 6-1) but fell to Springboro’s Ryan O’Gara and Zach Berry in the district quarterfinals (6-1, 3-6, 6-4). The Bombers’ all-senior team of Devin Bostick of Mariemont and Ed Broun of Anderson won their first two matches against Springboro and Sycamore to advance to the OHSAA State Tennis Championships May 27-28 at Hilliard Davidson. Bostick and Broun finished fourth at districts.

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Track results for district championship • St. Xavier finished first at the Division I District Championships May 18-20. The Bombers’ 4x800 relay team of seniors Shomo Das, Greg Sanders, Robbie Flanigan and Andrew Bachman finished first in 7:54.90. Bachman also won the 1600 (4:20.76), while freshman Michael Hall won the 800 in 1:58.24. • La Salle finished first at the Division I District Championships at Winton Woods May 18-20. The Lancers 4x800 relay team of seniors Kevin Kluesener, Alex Thiery, Ethan Bokeno and

Travis Hawes finished first in 7:54.68. Senior Rodriguez Coleman won the 110 hurdles (15.23) and 300 hurdles (39.74). Bokeno won the 800 (1:56.18). Junior Ayoki Linden won the discus (151-01). Freshman Tim Bell won the high jump (603.00). Senior Tyler Vidourek won the pole vault (13-09.00) • Mt. Healthy finished second at Winton Woods. Junior Vince Turnage won the 100 (10.95)

and 200 (22.04). Turnage also won the 4x200 relay with senior Brent Gray, junior Tim Green and freshman Tyree Elliott in 1:27.34. Elliott, senior Keonte Williams, junior Michael Tucker and freshman Michael Thomas won the 4x100 relay in 43.51. Gray won the 400 (48.57). Gray, Turnage, Green and sophomore Greg Green won the 4x400 (3:21.15). • Northwest junior Tyler Thomas won the high jump (5-02.00) at Winton Woods.

Spartans enjoy best season in years By Tony Meale

The Roger Bacon High School baseball team, which enjoyed one of its more impressive seasons in recent memory, fell 3-1 to Clermont Northeastern in

the Division II sectional finals May 19. The Spartans finish 1110 (3-6) after going 37-95 (.280) in the last six years. Senior Brian Bien was Bacon’s top player this year. The team’s lone firstteam, all-league performer,

he hit .444 with 16 steals and proved reliable as a reliever. The Spartans had a trio of second-team juniors – Nathan Sketch, Jake Ungerbuehler and Nathan Frock – who all hit well over .300 this season.

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Where’s the support?

I would like to express my concern with the recent budget cut that our governor, John Kasich, has made that affects schools state wide. Although it hasn’t affected schools this year, it will for the 2011-2012 school year. The state of Ohio is already ranked 46th in the nation for putting dollars into schools. Neighboring states are doing far better than we are. Here are some of our neighboring states rankings in the nation for school spending: Pennsylvania (17th), Kentucky (31st), and West Virginia (32nd). During the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s our nation made it illegal for children to work so that they could go to school. Well if our government was willing to do that and they are still willing to enforce that law, then why are some state governments less willing to fund schools with the necessary supplies and make them pay for them on their own? Our government is there to protect us and preserve our future. If they aren’t willing to support schools then how will they preserve our future? If schools shut

down or no one is able to afford an education, how will it be possible for our country to function? Zach Lewis Colerain Township

Grief and wellness

May is Family Wellness Month – a time to reflect on the ways we keep our loved ones healthy from the inside out. In our many roles as parents, friends, spouses, and children, we strive to protect the well-being of those closest to us. When a family member passes away, the range of feelings we experience can take its toll on our physical and emotional health. From shock and sadness to anger and frustration, waves of intense emotions can lead to symptoms like headaches, chest pains, fatigue and insomnia. Children also respond to grief with a wide range of behaviors like temper tantrums, loss of appetite and nightmares. No matter what age, every member of the family moves through grief in a unique way, so it’s important that all responses are acknowledged and respected. Consider group activities like creating a memory box, cooking

State bill could limit referendums It was May 2, 2006, and the Northwest school board had just failed in its fourth straight attempt in less than two years to pass a tax levy increases to help the school district. If they wanted to pass the levy by 2006, then under Ohio law they had just two more chances: in August and November. There was a good reason for skipping August and waiting until November to try again, because a Congressional election was scheduled in November. All the school board had to do was tack the referendum onto the existing ballot and they would not have to pay any of the costs of having the election itself. No one else was having an election in August, so if the school board wanted to have the referendum then, they’d have to pay the entire cost of the election – about $80,000. Payment could be made from school district general funds, compliments of the taxpayer. But there was a reason why the board liked the August date. They knew than many of the voters who favored the tax levy strongly favored it, whereas most of those who were against the levy were lukewarm in their opposition. The intense supporters of the levy typically had family members who either worked for the school district or who attended its schools. The board knew that hardly anybody ever shows up for an election in August except for people who feel strongly about what is on the ballot. If they had their referendum in August, turnout might be light, but they would win the levy. So they called a referendum for August. Just as the board predicted, all sorts of people who felt strongly about the tax levy showed up to vote in August, but they were mostly voters who were hopping

mad that the school board would spend $80,000 on a referendum in August that it could have gotten James for free in NovemDelp ber.The levy went Community down in defeat. Ultimately, the Press guest levy never passed columnist until 2007, on its seventh try. The exact amount of money the school spent on all seven attempts is uncertain, but the fifth attempt alone cost $80,000. What happened to us in the Northwest school district has been happening all over the state of Ohio. Under current Ohio law, political subdivisions such as school district can choose to hold referendum elections in either February, May, August or November. There is now a bill before the Ohio Senate and House that would limit political subdivisions such as school districts from having referendum elections in months other than May and November. This prevents the subdivisions from deliberately manipulating voter turnout by choosing offmonths to hold a referendum election, and it cuts in half how often they can pester the public with their levy requests. The bill is doing fine in the Ohio Senate, but in the House it is stuck in a committee headed by State Rep. Robert Mecklenborg (R–30th District). Not only has that committee not acted on the bill, but Mecklenborg said on May 11 that he would not be in favor of making the proposal part of his elections legislation HB 194 (which passed the House May 18). Contact Mecklenborg and let him know how you feel about this legislation. James Delp is a house painter and lives in Colerain Township.




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the person’s favorite meal, going on a family outing, or releasing balloons in a ceremony. Remember the good times you shared by telling stories and allow yourself to laugh as you create new memories that day. Learning ways to cope as a family will help you grow together, heal together, honor your loved one and protect your health in the process. Mike Strick Bereavement Coordinator Crossroads Hospice

Taxes in Green Twp.

Recent comments by Green Township Trustee David Linnenberg indicate a thorough lack of understanding of his and his cohorts’ own actions. Since paying more than $10 million for properties that are now no longer on tax-paying status, the only certainty is that every current Green Township property owner has paid an incremental increase in taxes. An example might be in order. Say you and 10 friends each contribute $1 weekly into a pool for the Ohio Lottery. If one person

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wants to withdraw but the others insist on buying $10 worth of tickets, then each remaining participant must contribute a share of the missing $1. Likewise, any and every parcel of land that is purchased at the whim of the Green Township Board of Trustees (or any other governmental agency) not only reduces the existing funds then available for other projects, but each remaining property owner must pick up their share of the previously voted tax levies because the levy only generates a fixed amount of funds: funds that were originally approved at the behest of the voters. Conversely, when additional development occurs, more funds should be made available to reduce the existing burden on

CH@TROOM What do you remember of your high school graduation? “In those days it was legal to drink “3.2” beer at 18. So there were numerous parties to celebrate the occasion. Most graduates were going off to college so it was a joyous time. Life was so much simpler then. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “High school graduation. Let’s see that was 1965. I remember getting married that August; hated school but loved my sweetie.” J.R. “I remember that my high school graduation was on a beautiful, mild, late spring evening in 1974. The graduation ceremony was held on

the football field (I think for the last time, and Mr. Banks was our principal). As anxious as we were to graduate and "move on", we all knew how blessed we all had been, to have attended, and then to be graduating from the finest high school in Greater Cincinnati. I have nothing but good thoughts and memories about my days at Colerain High School. Those truly were the good old days!” C.H. “I remember it as though it was yesterday, when in truth it was June 1, 1960 on the front lawn of Mt. Healthy HIgh School. Our class vowed to keep in touch with each other as often as possible, and, we have done that with class reunions every five years. High

accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: northwestpress@ Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Northwest Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. property owners. However in Green Township, most of the additional money is not so used but instead goes into their TIF account which they have used for their various pet projects (including the now infamous Legacy Place) and apparently any non-profit or not-for-profit hospital that wants to locate in Green Township. These facilities accepted TIF funds with the foreknowledge of an income tax on their employees. I guess those workers who will have to pay the new income tax at all these hospital facilities won't be residents of Green Township. Because, if they were, that would most certainly be a tax increase to them. Steve Grote Green Township

Next question Who do you think should be or will be the GOP presidential candidate in 2012? Why? school friends after 50 years are vey rare and very special. I wish students graduating would try to keep life-long friends as they grow, move, marry, have a family and become productive citizens. Never lose your friends.” B.S.

Should the U.S. continue to give tax breaks to oil companies? “If they do they need to stop giving tax breaks to GE and all the other greedy companies out there! However, we need to also stop all the entitlement programs as well!” L.D.

Bill will ensure fair, secure elections I am pleased to announce that on Wednesday, May 18, the Ohio House passed comprehensive election reform, House Bill 194, a bill I jointly sponsored with Representative Lou Blessing of the 29th House District. HB 194 cuts down on the potential for voter fraud, increases voter access, ensures elections accountability, accuracy, and requires statewide uniformity. We simply cannot afford to have 88 different standards throughout the state for registration, voting, and ballot counting. This bill also recognizes that there still is such a thing as voter responsibility. HB 194 goes a long way to help prevent questions and litigation surrounding the WilliamsHunter juvenile court judgeship race in Hamilton County. Nearly seven months later, the race outcome has not been decided. This uncertainty causes voters to distrust the electoral process. This bill reduces the potential for litigation due to honest mistakes poll workers might make. HB 194 also provides finality by cutting out the 10 day window to validate provisional ballots. The election should end on Election Day. Other important reforms in HB 194 include eliminating “Golden Week,” which is the period where

voters register and vote the same day. This eliminates potential fraud and we must always remember that voter fraud has the net-effect as Robert same voter disenfranMecklenborg chisement. HB 194 also Community Press guest streamlines noabsentee votcolumnist fault ing by changing the time frame for Ohioans to continue voting absentee 21 days prior to Election Day, rather than 35 days currently. HB 194 reduces many of the problems associated with in-person absentee voting by limiting that period to 10 days before Election Day. This legislation also creates statewide uniformity by eliminating the ability for county board of elections to mail out unsolicited absentee ballot applications. Currently, only six out of 88 counties engage in this unfair absentee ballot application mailings process. This creates an unfair advantage over those counties that cannot afford this process. House Bill 194 modernizes our election process by creating a statewide voter database to help verify the accuracy of our state’s voter rolls, authorizing the use of

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electronic poll books, improving the validating process for provisional and absentee ballots, and allowing voters to change their registration address online. It also provides additional tools to cleanup the voter rolls with respect to deceased voters. Secretary of State Jon Husted is a great advocate for many of the provisions of this bill, especially those provisions ensuring the integrity of our voter rolls and registration process. The bill does away with Sunday early voting and voting during the weekend prior to Election Day. There are many other significant changes in HB 194, but there is one in particular interest to Hamilton County. This bill makes it illegal for schools (as just happened with Hughes High School) to bus students to the polls during the school day. HB 194 properly balances access, accountability, and equal protection of all voters throughout our great State. Now that the House has done its job, we need the Ohio Senate to do their job and pass HB 194. State Rep. Robert Mecklenborg represents the 30th House District in western Hamilton County, including Green, Delhi, Miami, Whitewater and Harrison townships. Rep. He can be reached at 614-466-8258.


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Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School art teacher Pam Palmarini started a Sidewalk Chalk drawing project in 2006 beneath the breezeway at the old high school. This spring, she brought the tradition to the new school with the first project at the new site. There were where 28 teams of two students each paired off to fill in giant 5x5 foot sidewalk blocks and the team worked most of the day to create bold works of art, this will be an annual event carried over from the old high school.


Mount Healthy junior Trinody Cariaga works on some details of her design. at the annual Sidewalk Chalk drawing contest launched at the new junior/senior high school.

Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School Junior Autumn Oaks spritzes her work with water to help set the chalk.

The annual Sidewalk Chalk drawing contest launched at the new Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School last week. Students submitted their designs for approval, then executed them on blocks of the sidewalk. Marci-a Walker, senior, at left, and her partner Cecelia Lofton, a sophomore, put a rainbow of color into their design.

Junior Randi Vandergradt works on a corner of her project.

Mount Healthy art teacher Pam Palmarini started the Sidewalk Chalk drawing contest program in the spring of 2006 under the breezeway at the old high school building. Senior Jessica Alvin helped Palmarini during the contest this year. The art teacher is reflected in her sunglasses.

The Sidealk Chalk drawing project paired up 28 teams of two students each to fill in giant 5x5 foot side walk blocks with a preapproved design. Sidney Hagaman, a senior, works on a frog with her project partner Mathew Burke, also a senior.

Rebecca Henry, front, works with Tenae Yarborogh on their panel during the Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School Sidewalk Chalk drawing art project. Both are juniors.

The annual Sidewalk Chalk Drawing project launched at the new Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School last week. This year, 28 team of two students each participated in the outdoor art project.

Junior Melanie Corcoan adds details to the area around the sea turtle on the panel she worked on with junior Kelsey Lynch during the Sidewalk Chalk event at Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School.

Senior Matthew Spell works on his design during the annual Sidewalk Chalk art project at the new junior/senior high school.

During the annual Sidewalk Chalk drawing contest, a tradtion relaunched at the new Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School, junior Cecelia Schutzman works on her part of the panel she planned with Deanna Small. These juniors were partners in the Sidewalk Chalk drawing project. Jake Gable watches his project partner, Thomas Altic, carefully sweep their finished sidewalk square.


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May 25, 2011


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

Coupon Nerdz, 6-9 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Learn to reduce grocery bill up to 50 percent. $25. Reservations required. 347-5510. Delhi Township.


Farm Market of College Hill, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Parking Lot. Includes vendors of garden ornaments, mulch and plants. Local produce and home-produced food. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 542-0007; College Hill.


Contract Bridge for Beginners, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Hader Room. With accomplished bridge player and instructor, Joe Conway. Learn seven phases of game, concentrating largely on bidding and playing. Detailed bridge manuals supplied to each student at first class and will be referenced throughout series. Cost includes contract bridge manual and cards. For Ages 50 and older. $20 per series. Registration required. 853-4100; College Hill. F R I D A Y, M A Y 2 7


The Four Noble Truths Class Series, 7-8 p.m., Gaden Samdrup Ling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive, Information on fundamental point of Buddhist philosophy. The Reality of Suffering, the Cause of Suffering, the Cessation of Suffering and the Path to the Cessation of Suffering. Free. 385-7116. Colerain Township.


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


St. Dominic Church Festival, 5-11 p.m., St. Dominic Church, 4551 Delhi Road, Entertainment by Bird Finder. Bid and buy, raffle, bingo, games for all ages, entertainment and food. Free. 471-7741; Delhi Township.


Art of Charley Harper Exhibit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Community Center. Locallybased American Modernist artist was best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations. Free. Through May 30. 521-7003; Springfield Township. Community Chest, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Community Center. Drop off point for much needed items. Benefits local charity. Free. 521-7003; Springfield Township. Arlington Memorial Wall, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Garden of Patriotism. Display your tribute to a loved one. A lasting memory will be stored with others after holiday. Free. 5217003; Springfield Township.


Ricky Nye, 6:30-9:30 p.m., VanZandt, 1810 W. Galbraith Road, Free. 407-6418. North College Hill.


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


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 7283551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to walk. Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sayler Park.

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Harold Rayford, 5 p.m., Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple, 1150 West Galbraith Road, With Cincinnati jazz, soul, gospel saxophonist, plus local gospel groups. Benefits Haiti. Free, donations accepted. 522-1150. North College Hill.


Flying Trapeze Lessons and Aerial Fitness, 7-11:30 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Introductory and advanced classes for flying trapeze, no experience necessary. Ages 3 and up. $45. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 921-5454; Westwood. Northwest Boosters Association Bingo Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, Cafeteria. Early Bird Bingo/Instants begin 6 p.m. Benefits School district’s athletic equipment, extracurricular expenses and facility upgrades. Presented by Northwest Local School District. 851-7908; Colerain Township.


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Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. 946-7755; Colerain Township. Senate Bill 5 Petition Signing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Old Mack Volunteer Firehouse, Bridgetown Road at Ebenezer Road. Sponsored by the Green Township Local 2927 of the International Association of Fire Fighters. Green Township.


Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Springfield Township.


St. Dominic Church Festival, 5-11 p.m., St. Dominic Church, Entertainment by Tressler Comet. Spaghetti dinner in O’Connor Hall from 5-7:30 p.m. Free. 471-7741; Delhi Township.


Art of Charley Harper Exhibit, 9 a.m.-noon, Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 5217003; Springfield Township. Community Chest, 9 a.m.-noon, Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 521-7003; Springfield Township. Arlington Memorial Wall, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 5217003; Springfield Township.


Willow Morning, 7:30-9:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Featuring Jamie Fota, Ty Chanson and Marcia Gallas. Free. 5422739. College Hill.


The Sycamore Community Band will perform a free concert from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at Arlington Memorial Gardens. The theme of the afternoon is “Celebrate and Commemorate.” Refreshments will be available, but guests should bring seating. For more information, call 521-7003 or visit


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


Adopt-a-Spot Beautification Program, 10 a.m., Covedale Gardens, Ralph and Covedale avenues, Help with litter pickup the last Saturday of each month. Trash bags, gloves and refreshments provided. Presented by Covedale Neighborhood Association. 2518532; Covedale. S U N D A Y, M A Y 2 9

Lunch with a Veteran, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Garden of Patriotism. Eat outdoors to thank veterans for their service. 521-7003; Springfield Township. Community Flag Raising Ceremony, 11:45 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Garden of Patriotism. With the Werner American Legion No. 513. 521-7003; Springfield Township. Sycamore Community Band, 2:30-4 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, South Lawn. Theme: “Celebrate and Commemorate.” Refreshments will be available. Bring seating. Free. 521-7003; Springfield Township. The Dream Is Real Weekend Adult Late Night, 11 p.m.-4 a.m., Skatin’ Place, 3211 Lina Place, Skate until the wheels come off. For the grown, sexy and mature. Part of the Dream Is Real Weekend. Ages 21 and up. $8; plus applicable fees. Presented by Operation Step Up Inc. 522-2424; Colerain Township.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 598-5732; Green Township.

Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Sayler Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Local produce, spices, dips, salad dressings, barbecue sauce, baked goods, ice cream, plants and flowers. Presented by Sayler Park Village Council. 675-0496. Sayler Park.


Karaoke, 9 p.m., Cruise Inn, 695 Northland Blvd., With DJ Big C. Free. Forest Park.



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Memorial Day Ceremony, 9:45 a.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, American Legion ceremony. Presented by Village of Greenhills. 825-2100. Greenhills. Art of Charley Harper Exhibit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 521-7003; Springfield Township. Community Chest, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 521-7003; Springfield Township. Arlington Memorial Wall, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 5217003; Springfield Township.

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DANCE CLASSES Square Dance, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, With Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. 3216776. West Price Hill. MUSIC - CONCERTS

Bop Club Dance, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Dance lessons 7-8 p.m., except last Tuesday of month. $3, free members. 251-7977; Riverside.

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 9467755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7755; Colerain Township. St. Dominic Church Festival, 3-11 p.m., St. Dominic Church, Entertainment by Tommy & Hub. Chicken dinner in O’Connor Hall from 4-7 p.m. Free. 471-7741; Delhi Township.





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Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave., Bring your own board games, other games also provided.9231985; Mount Healthy.


Summer Dance Camp for Kids, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Contemporary Dance Theater, 1805 Larch Ave., Daily through June 3. Showing and open house June 4, 10 a.m.-noon. Focuses on creative, empowering, expressive, active and healthy practices of modern dance. Extended care available, $15 extra per child per day. Ages 5-10. $230. Registration required. Dance. 494-6526; College Hill.

Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, Music by Jump ‘n’ Jive Show Band. Funny Companie Clowns face painting available. Bring seating. Pets welcome. 300-6160. Greenhills.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park. Mount Healthy Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave., Cafeteria. Early bird starts 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts 7 p.m. Benefits Mount Healthy school athletics. $6-$26. 729-0131; Mount Healthy.


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


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. T U E S D A Y, M A Y 3 1


Wormburners, 8-10 a.m., The Mill Course, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Senior men golfers, ages 55 and up. Golf and picnics. New members welcome. $30. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 923-3808; email Springfield Township.


Taste of Cincinnati returns for Memorial Day weekend, with food and music for the 32nd annual edition. Hours are noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29; and noon to 9 p.m. Monday, May 30, over six blocks of Fifth Street, from Race Street to Broadway, downtown. Some of the 45 participating restaurants include Bella Luna, City BBQ and Habanero Latin America. Each won Best of Taste awards this year. There are more than 60 musical acts, stand-up comedians and “Dancing with the Stars’” Mark Ballas will perform on the Metromix stage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Visit Pictured is a booth from last year’s festival.

Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


The Cincinnati May Festival continues with its last weekend of choral concerts Friday and Saturday, May 27-28, at Music Hall. Concerts begin at 8 p.m., with a pre-concert recital at 7 p.m. each night. The May Festival Chorus is joined by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and performs Hadyn, May 27; and Mendelssohn, May 28. Tickets are $19-$105. Pre-concert dinners are available at Corbett Tower for $34. Visit or call 513-381-3300.


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May 25, 2011

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joke,” said Kenneda. He said when he h e a r d about the amount later he immediHoward Ain a t e l y the Hey Howard! called company but got nowhere and thought about going over to the firm’s Main Street location. He didn’t go, but I did and found there is no 111 East Main St. in Batavia, which is supposedly the home of Fast Batavia Locksmith. I called the company and learned it’s really located – not in Batavia, Ohio – but in New York. When I told Kenneda what I learned he said, “When I looked it up on the computer it said they’re out of Batavia, Ohio. It’s got an address. But, they’re really out of New York? That’s great. I did not know that.” The Better Business Bureau confirms the mail it sent to that Main Street address was returned as undeliverable. The company tells me it can’t comment on this complaint because the Better Business Bureau is investigating. Two years ago several people were indicted in a nationwide scheme to overcharge for locksmith services, so this type of thing is not new. Therefore, you need to protect yourself by finding a truly local locksmith now. Then, if you have an emergency, you’ll know whom to call. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on

If you get locked out of your house or car and need to hire a locksmith right away, do you know whom to call? Many people will look for a company on the Internet and others will call information on the phone. But, if you’re not careful, the firm you think you’re hiring may not be local – and may not be on the up and up. Kallen Kenneda of Eastgate said his cousin was staying at his house in April and got locked out. Kenneda was out of town so couldn’t help him, but he did check the Internet for what he thought was a local locksmith. Kenneda called the firm and said, “I gave her my address, my phone number, all this stuff. I told her, ‘All the technician’s got to do is come out and pick the little lock – pick the bottom lock. It’ll take five minutes probably.’ She said. ‘OK, it’s going to be $29.95 plus labor, plus parts.’ ” The company, Fast Batavia Locksmith, sent someone right over, but failed to call Kenneda again with the estimate before doing any work. “They were supposed to call me for everything and, obviously, if I didn’t agree with the price I would have just told him to leave. I would have had somebody else come over. It would have been cheaper to get a hammer and knock the lock off and I would have replaced the lock for $30,” Kenneda said. Instead, the locksmith demanded the cousin pay him $160 dollars cash for the opening the door. “For 10 minutes worth of work it costs $160. It’s a

euphemistically call it “extreme sport.” Sport? A civilized society’s first line of defense is not more policemen and more laws. What is more powerful is when desirable behaviors are entrenched in a civilization’s traditions, moral values and self-respect. When these elements are taught and practiced, they modify the brutish tendencies that lurk in the shadow-part of human nature. The collective power and lived examples of a civilized society says to others who contemplate following such


declining? Are we becoming better educated, courteous and less brutish? To answer these questions, consider the behaviors we tolerate in the workplace, in public, on television, in entertainment, in our schools, on the Internet, while driving, etc. Everyone of us can compile our own list of observations and experiences: constant adolescent sitcom titillations, crude political barbs, violence, partial-birth abortions, greed, verbal and sexual abuse, increased drug use, dehumanizing pornography, preying on the very young, road rage, admiration for dysfunctional celebrities, etc. It’s tragically comical that we’ve run out of curse words. The profanities of old have become so overused that all we have left in our barrel of crudities is the f-word.

It’s obvious that the noun civility, and the verb to civilize, come from the same root word. The dictionary says that to civilize means “to bring out of a savage, uneducated or rude state and elevate in social and private life; enlighten; refine.” A nation can be called a civilization when they have reached a high level of culture, science, industry and government, as well as when the citizens demonstrate courtesy, politeness and good breeding – which is the meaning of civility. So, after acknowledging the above, let’s observe our society and ask some questions. As a country, are we still manifesting the characteristics that indicate a nation becoming ever more civilized? Is the civility we show one another rising or



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May 25, 2011

Corn bread, iced tea a hit no matter the occasion and herbs along with easy pickings for the birds. And I’m looking forward to Memorial Day, which is official start of the outdoor party season. And I know lots of you are celebrating graduations

Supporing Artists and the Arts Year-Round

A couple of days of sunny weather and now we’re back to rain and cool temperatures. One good thing, though. The gardens are full of happy worms, and that makes for healthy veggies



JUNE 3, 4 & 5

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New this year!

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so I’m sharing some favorite recipes for those occasions.

Corn bread salad

Every year I get requests for this recipe always around Memorial Day. I change it up ever year, and this year I’m adding more bacon and a bit more oregano and cheese. I know, it’s not low-fat or low anything, but a real treat to have occasionally. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients. It’s easy to make. Feel free to substitute lower fat ingredients if you want. 1 pkg. (81⁄2 oz.) corn bread/muffin mix 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, undrained or 1-2 jalapeños, chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 3 ⁄4 teaspoon oregano 1 cup each mayonnaise and sour cream 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix 2 cans (15 oz. each) Great Northern beans, drained 2 cans (15 oz. each) whole kernel corn, drained or equivalent frozen corn, thawed 4 good sized tomatoes, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped

1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled 4 cups shredded cheddar

Prepare corn bread according to package directions but stir in chilies, cumin, oregano. Pour into sprayed 8-inch pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream and dressing mix; set aside. Crumble half the cornbread into a 13-by-9 pan. Layer with half of the rest of the ingredients and repeat layers, ending with cheese. Cover and refrigerate for two hours or more. Serves 10 to 12.

Rachel Ray’s spread adapted by Betty Neal

Betty is an avid cook and loyal reader. 1 cup large olives with pimento 1 clove garlic 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 ⁄2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted 1 sliced whole-grain baguette Parmesan pita crisps, store-bought 1 celery heart, cut into sticks

Preheat oven 425 degrees. Place olives in food processor and grate in garlic, add cream cheese and ricotta cheese. Pulse the cheese and olives into a fairly smooth spread. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with hazelnuts. Toast the bread on a baking sheet five to 10 minutes to lightly crisp. Surround the spread with bread, pita crisps and celery.

So good iced tea punch

Perfect for graduations and large gatherings. Serves 16 to 20.

Mix together:

2 cups lemon-flavored iced tea mix (I used Lipton) 2 two-liter bottles of ginger ale Orange and lemons, thinly sliced (optional) Ice

Tips from Rita

What you need to know when baking with sugar substitutes: Remember that most sugar substitutes come with specific substitution formulas. Always check the package. Keep in mind that baked goods will not be the same when baked with sugar substitutes, mainly because non-sugars do not have the

ability to melt and caramelize. When Rita attempting Heikenfeld to substitute, be Rita’s kitchen sure to run a test batch. Note that some sweeteners cook much faster than sugar, so be sure to adjust your baking times. Always add extra flavoring everywhere you can; extra vanilla, citrus juice or zest, spices, extracts. Be creative and keep in mind that you need to override the inherent “cool” flavor sensation of the sweetener you are using. To boost moistness in baked goods, try adding a bit of molasses or honey. To achieve a more golden brown color, try spraying the top of your batter or dough with cooking spray before placing in the oven. When making cookies, remember to flatten them a bit – since the substitute sugars are slower to melt, cookies made with it tend to be slower to spread. For a natural, oneto-one baking blend check out Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Clippard Y offering free swim class

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The elephant slide at West Fork Holiday Park, 4764 West Fork Road, keeps an eye on youngsters at play. Correct answers came from Sarah, Lucas and Jacob Campbell. Thanks for playing. See this week’s clue on A1.

information for parents on accident prevention, recognizing danger, and what to do if an accident should occur. Children will receive introductory swim lessons, getting them comfortable around water, and learn about playing safe around pools. They will also receive the same swim tests that the YMCA requires of its members that determine a safe water depth for children to swim. With 13 membership branches and close to 40 pools, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati serves more swimmers than any other private organization in the area and


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

Mill Road Church of Christ 11626 Mill Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240

BAPTIST Creek Road Baptist Church 3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith

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

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


(A Church For All Seasons) Burns and Waverly Avenues Cincinnati Oh. 821.8430

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

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

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

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon

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

Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15

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Old Man’s Cave/Hocking Parks Wild Flowers, Waterfalls & Fish Inntowner Motel, Rates $45/up. 1-800-254-3371 * 9:30 am-11pm

Wyoming Baptist Church

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

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

GATLINBURG. Limited May Special! 4 nights $333.33/cpl., 5 nights $444.44/cpl. Luxurious cabins with hot tubs; on trout streams in parklike setting. Near Dollywood & National park. 800-404-3370

Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Twp. South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

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 DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

FRIPP ISLAND û A great family vacation destination! 3 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condo (sleeeps 8) on pri vate resort island next to champion ship golf course. Offering early & late summer discounts! 513-451-7011

NORRIS LAKE. Powell Valley Resort. 2 BR, 1BA, covered porch, deck, lake access. $95/nt., (2 night minimum. third night free with 3pm or later check-in). 423-562-8353, or e-mail:

sciousness 90 seconds to two minutes after submersion, with irreversible brain damage occurring within four to six minutes. Drowning can occur in a variety of circumstances – during water recreational activities (such as swimming and boating) or when a young child is left unsupervised for a short time in the bathtub or around the home with access to nearby pools and spas. Drowning, which can happen in as little as one inch of water, is usually quick and silent.


Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry

Last week’s clue

safety is a top priority at each pool. Each of its more than 1000 lifeguards employed throughout the year has completed 42 hours of CPR, first aid, and life saving skills training, and is YMCA certified. Prior to using a YMCA pool, young members and guests are required to receive a swim test to determine safe water depth. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3,300 unintentional drownings were recorded in the United States in 2004. A child will lose con-

5921 Springdale Rd

Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor

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

Classic Service and Hymnbook


Practicing New Testament Christianity Sunday: Bible Classes (for all ages) .. 9:45 AM Worship………..….....10:40 AM; 5 PM Wednesday: Bible Classes (for all ages…......... 7:30 PM

Free Bible Correspondence Courses!!! Call and signup today 513 742-5300



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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 Guest Speaker


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

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


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


680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240 Traditional Service: 9:30 AM ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

Church By The Woods PC(USA) Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

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

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725

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Northminster Presbyterian Church

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www.

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.





703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & 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

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

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


St. Paul United Church of Christ

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


Nursery Provided

5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

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



The Clippard Family YMCA wants to help prevent drowning and injuries related to one of the most popular outdoor summer activities – swimming and playing in and around water. Part of the YMCA’s commitment to growing healthy families, the YMCA is registering parents and children for free Splash! water safety lessons. The Clippard Family YMCA is registering parents and children (ages 6 to 12) for lessons between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. from June 6 to June 9. To register, the public should call the branch at 513-923-4466. YMCA Splash! Lessons will focus on backyard and community pool, boating, and beach safety. The class will be taught by YMCA certified aquatic instructors. Some of what the free sessions will offer will be


Northwest Press

May 25, 2011


Don’t climb the walls – climb a tree instead

Trees are cool. And if you want to be cool, plant a tree! A couple weeks ago, someone asked me to list as many benefits as I could to help justify why we should be planting trees. And you know what? Once I started jotting down some notes, I felt like I could have kept going on forever! Let’s see, the benefits of planting trees. Funny, my mind went right back to when I was a kid. My sister and I used to climb trees better than most monkeys in the zoo. Don’t know too many

kids that get to do that anymore, but we certainly did. Hug out in those big trees all day. Ron Wilson But let’s get In the past that. So, what garden are some really good benefits for planting trees? Trees please. Think about it – trees please … they really do. Trees clean the air, provide oxygen, cool the streets, cities and back-

yards, conserve energy, save water, help prevent soil erosion and water pollution, provide food, provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife, increase property values, and make good visual and wind screens. They add beauty and help improve our personal health, reduce noise pollution, modify local climates, make life more pleasant, provide wood, are an investment that grows every year, and yes, they’re fun to climb. Trees really do please. So what do you say? Why not

get out and plant a tree or two this spring? If anything, plant them for the future generations of tree climbers (like I was), so one day they can sit up in a tree and wonder who was responsible for planting their great place to “hang out.”

Award winning trees

Each year the Society of Municipal Arborists choose an “Urban Tree of the Year.” For 2011, it’s koelreuteria paniculata, commonly known as golden raintree. This flowering ornamental tree was first introduced

into the U.S. back in 1763 (native in China, Japan and Korea). Medium growth rate, this tree grows 30 feet high and wide, has doubly compound green leaves turning golden yellow in fall, yellow summer flowers held upright in pyramid shaped clusters 12 to 18 inches long, followed by small three-sided papery lantern-like fruit with small black seeds inside. When the wind blows, it sounds like rain. Adapts to many soil types, tolerates air pollution, drought, loves the sun, and has few pests

or diseases. Great for street tree, small lawn tree, patio tree. Past winners include bur oak, Heritage River Birch, Allee lacebark elm, autumn blaze maple, Chanticleer pear, Kentucky coffeetree, bald cypress, black tupelo, chinkapin oak, and the 2010 winner, Redbud. For information, visit Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@

Schools partner with St. Vincent de Paul Catholic high schools will partner with St. Vincent de Paul during Catholic Schools Week to collect gently used furniture, household items and clothing for St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores and Donation Centers. The first annual Catholic Schools Week Donation Drive is set for Monday, Jan. 31 through Friday, Feb. 4. Participating high schools include Elder, La Salle, McAuley, Moeller, Mother of Mercy, Mount Notre Dame, Roger Bacon,

Seton, St. Ursula Academy, and St. Xavier. St. Vincent de Paul spokeswoman Liz Carter said the charity is grateful for the support received from local high schools all year long. “This new initiative during Catholic Schools Week is going to help students connect what they are learning in the classroom with making a difference for local families across Cincinnati,” she said. “The impact that these

10 area high schools will have, will truly be life changing for local families in need,” said Carter. Matt Kemper, director of community service at St. Xavier High School, said the partnership provides an opportunity to help local families across Cincinnati who are struggling in this economy. Gently used furniture and household items such as pots and pans are urgently needed. Alumni from local high

schools and other residents who want to get involved and donate can visit an area St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and Donation Center or call 513-4212273 to schedule a free pick-up. There are thrift store and donation center locations across Cincinnati and the charity’s newest location at 5555 Glenway Ave. near Glenway Crossing in Western Hill. For hours and directions, go to


Five generations

The Badinghaus family had five generations in one photo. From left are: Rebecca Gavin, Richard Badinghaus Jr., Margaret Badinghaus, Richard Badinghaus, and in great- great-grandmother's arms is Taylor Gavin. This was taken Thanksgiving 2010. Oldest was Margaret at age 99, who will turn 100 in August, and youngest was Taylor, 8 weeks old.

Rumpke teams up with SVdP Glendale Place Care Center is known in the Cincinnati community for offering superb nursing and rehab services growing out of our long history and years of experience.

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Rumpke Haul-it-Away is partnering with St. Vincent de Paul. Haul-it-Away, Rumpke’s full-service garbage collection and removal team, removes unwanted items such as furniture and appliances. Once collected, a team of professionals sorts through items and properly disposes of them through recycling, charitable donations or disposal. “Our goal is to recycle or donate the majority of items collected on our jobs,” said Gary Sheppard, Haul-itAway manager. “Our partnership with St. Vincent de Paul will help us meet our diversion goals. “St. Vincent de Paul is committed to serving our neighbors in need across Cincinnati and we rely on the generosity of others to help fulfill this mission. We appreciate that the team from Rumpke Haul-it-Away carefully identifies items that are still in a good, usable condition, which we can repurpose,” said Andrew Curran, director of

community relations with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati. Rumpke Haul-it-Away has a similar partnership with the One Way Farm thrift store in Fairfield, Ohio. Rumpke launched the Haul-it-Away program in 2008 in response to customer requests. “Haul-it-Away adds to Rumpke’s comprehensive waste offerings,” said Jeff Rumpke, vice president. “With Haul-it-Away, we can better help our customers with their clean-up efforts by going directly into their basements, garages and other storage areas and removing unwanted items.” Haul-it-Away accepts a greater variety of materials than what Rumpke typically picks-up at the curb, including tires, electronics, appliances, with or without Freon, and carpet. For more information, go to; call 1-877-4RUMPKE; or e-mail

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May 25, 2011


Decorative artists learn about summer frog June 12 The Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists will have its monthly meeting at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at the Springfield Township Senior Center, 9158 Winton Road, Finneytown. Rose Stigall will teach a hanging summer frog for the summer garden porch or patio. The class is in acrylic. Stigall is from Anderson, Ind., and has been teaching painting for many years. A photo of the project and a detailed supply list for the class can be found at the website There is a fee for the class but attending the meeting is free. Robert Warren will be presenting a two-day seminar for GCDA in oils on June 24 and 25. Warren is a professional artist for more than 30 years and has taught classes all over the

The meetings are a fun way to meet and discuss ideas with other artists regardless of the mediums used. The Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists are a chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters a


Home Buyer SEMINAR

Carol Cole (Terrace Park) Eileen Hanlon (Sycamore Township) Joan Bruce (Florence, Ky.) Anne Dick ( Delhi Township) and Kathy Vanoli (Forest Park) are discussing the watercolor class taught by Gayle Laible at the May meeting of the Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists. world and in every state of our country. The pieces he will be teaching are the money plant on Friday and the barn scene on Saturday for a fee of $90 a day. All supplies are furnished except for brushes, paper

towels and personal preference supplies. The last day to register is June 12. Members range in skill from beginners to certified teachers with many years of experience in watercolor, sketching, oils, colored pen-

cil and acrylics. Members are from the entire Tristate area; new members, guests and the public are welcome. The group also sponsors painting classes, seminars and an annual retreat offsite.

Mount Airy Center receives foundation grant work of social services with over 30 proven programs focusing on prevention, assessment, treatment and reintegration. Each year, Talbert House helps 26,000 men, women and children across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky overcome adversity to become healthy and productive citizens through its programs in community corrections, mental health, substance abuse and welfare-to-work.

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The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation gave a gift of $25,000 to purchase 65 new beds, mattresses, mattress pads and a freezer for Talbert House’s Mount Airy Center. “We felt a strong sense of urgency to provide this most basic need to the veterans and other homeless men served at Mount Airy Center,” said Christine Bochenek, foundation vice president of operations and senior program manager, human services and U.S. Bank Legacy Initiatives. Mount Airy Center is a shelter that works with homeless men with substance abuse and mental health issues to provide emergency shelter and social services that help clients solve many of the problems that have left them with no place to call home. Mount Airy Center addresses the barriers to self-sufficiency for 323 homeless men each year. Talbert House is a community-wide nonprofit net-

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Making the presentation to the Mount Airy Center are Neil F. Tilow, president/CEO of Talbot House, and Christine Bochenek, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation vice president.



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spacious home, but also a vibrant neighborhood and new friends. Join your new neighbors at the membersonly Coach House Tavern & Grille located on site or take an aquatics aerobics class at the Bever Wellness Center. You’ll never run out of things to do here.

Robert and Maria Marsh announce the wedding of their daughter, Kristen Marsh, to Chad Blackburn, son of Steve and Carrie Blackburn of Minster, Ohio. Kristen, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, is a Nurse at Bethesda North Hospital. Chad, also a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, is a teacher at Lockland Middle School. Chad and Kristen will marry on June 25th at Monfort Heights United Methodist Church.



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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations

Mamadous S. Ndiaye, born 1973, city income tax, May 6. Emmanuel Hill, born 1981, violation of a temporary protection order, 5370 Bahama Terrace, May 11. Lamont Moore, born 1984, assault, 2950 Highforest Lane, May 12. Whitney A. Harris, born 1988, falsification, obstructing official business, 2274 Kipling Ave., May 16.



2660 W. North Bend Road, May 11. 5730 Colerain Ave., May 11. 5379 Bahama Terrace No. 5, May 6. 2567 W. North Bend Road, May 7. 5367 Bahama Terrace No. 6, May 7.

Breaking and entering 5750 Kirby Ave., May 9.


5668 Kirby Road, May 10. 5322 E. Knoll Court No. 21, May 7. 5325 Colerain Ave., May 9.

Criminal damaging/endangering 5379 Bahama Terrace No. 1, May 6. 2564 Kiplin Ave. No. 2, May 7.

Criminal mischief

2712 W. North Bend Road, May 6.

Domestic violence

Reported on Renee Court, May 10.

Ethnic intimidation

2712 W. North Bend Road, May 6.


5371 Bahama Terrace No. 2, May 6. 5367 Bahama Terrace No. 6, May 7. 4900 Trailridge Road, May 9.


William Blevins, 37, 1067 Matthews Drive, drug paraphernalia, drug possession at 9696 Gibralter, May 1.

Laddus Buford, 21, 103 Jeb Stuart Drive, theft, resisting arrest at 9501 Colerain Ave., April 23. Jordan Costello, 20, 2622 Tampico Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at 7491 Pippin Road, April 23. Myiyo Crawford, 20, 2550 Compton Road, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., April 21. Sedrick Denson, 20, 1160 Considine Drive, weapons under disability, carrying concealed weapon at Neptune and Pippin Road, May 3. Christina Drew, 32, 2454 Schon Drive, domestic violence at 2459 Sehon Drive, April 21. Robert Edmond, 46, 9849 Marino Drive, disorderly conduct at 8871 US 27, April 27. Darrel Ford, 33, 1709 Helen Ave., breaking and entering at 6330 Pleasant Ave., April 30. Lc Foster, 41, 4110 Kirby Ave., possession of drugs at 2719 Roosevelt Ave., April 27. Dakota Griffith, 19, 7733 Monica Drive, theft at 10235 Colerain Ave., May 4. Cassandra Heard, 50, 2466 Montana Ave., complicity at 9040 Colerain Ave., April 29. William Heimkreiter, 35, 3740 Woodsong Drive, domestic violence at 3740 Woodsong Drive, May 1. Joshua Hermann, 33, 3105 Regal Lane, endangering children at 3105 Regal Lane, April 19. Tiffany Hill, 22, 1905 Savannah Way, drug possession at Neptune and Pippin Road, May 3. Anthony Hines, 19, 8252 Georgianna, open container at Sovereign Drive and Regal Lane, April 21. Geron Howze, 22, 938 Smiley Ave., drug paraphernalia at 9251 Colerain Ave., April 27. Lewis Ireland, 45, 6720 Hillside, open container at Colerain Avenue and

Blue Rock Road, April 22. Ronald Jackson, 42, 1326 Mccluth, drug possession at US 27 and Round Top Road, April 23. Jerry Jones, 20, 6948 Lois Drive, drug paraphernalia at 2801 Kingman Drive, April 29. Sharon Lockett, 57, 3171 Preserve Lane, disorderly conduct at 3171 Preserve Lane, May 3. Robert Logsdon, 29, 1037 Hamilton Ave., breaking and entering at 6330 Pleasant Ave., April 30. John Mellow, 46, 1000 Sycamore , obstructing official business at 8751 Colerain Ave., April 20. Keith Miles, 27, 6622 South Oak Knoll, drug possession at 2956 Compton Road, April 19. Joe Mitchell, 38, 1472 Lemon Tree Drive, carrying concealed weapon at 9427 Colerain Ave., April 27. John Montgomery, 39, 8243 Brownsway, criminal damaging, disorderly conduct at 5744 Springdale Road, May 2. Carol Pater, 51, 6678 Lyceum Court, operating vehicle intoxicated at US 27 and East Miami River Road, May 1. Glenn Powell, 54, 6917 Grange Court, operating vehicle intoxicated at 3210 Springdale Road, May 1. Ronald Schehr, 44, 12083 Stone Mill Road, operating vehicle intoxicated at Springdale Road and US 27, May 6. Dale Schwettmann Iii, 24, 9815 Marino Drive, open container at 9718 Colerain Ave., April 22. Dale Schwettmann, 24, 8571 Acthaus Road, driving under the influence at 9718 Colerain Ave., April 22. Christian Scott, 21, 4167 President Drive, theft at 9501 Colerain Ave., April 28.

Tanecka St. Clair, 27, 2690 Lafeuille Circle, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., April 26. Jeanette Streg, 50, 11850 Stonemill Road, possess weapons under disability, inducing panic at 11850 Stone Mill Road, May 5. Benjamin Webb, 23, 3049 Percy Ave., theft at 11865 Hamilton Ave., April 23. Jessica Wilson, 19, 2799 Rumford Court, endangering children at 2799 Rumford, May 4. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 9040 Colerain, April 21. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., April 21. Juvenile male, 13, assault, obstructing official business at 2994 W. Galbraith Road, April 21. Juvenile male, 16, daytime curfew violation at 8801 Cheviot Road, April 14. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., April 19. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., April 19. Juvenile male, 14, public indecency, sexual imposition at 8801 Cheviot Road, April 15. Juvenile male, 16, disorderly conduct at 8801 Cheviot Road, April 20. Juvenile male, 15, drug possession at 9006 Coogan Drive, April 26. Juvenile male, 17, theft, forgery at 7215 Crescentview, April 28.

Reports/Incidents Aggravated robbery

Victim reported at 7793 Colerain Ave., April 19. Victim reported at PNC Bank 7044 Colerain Ave., April 18.


Victim struck and pushed at 2879 Jonrose Ave., April 17. Victim struck at 3149 Harry Lee Lane, April 15.

Breaking and entering


Residence entered and jewelry valued at $500 removed at 8540 Livingston, April 19. Residence entered and dish valued at $1,000 removed at 2564 Highgrove, April 13. Residence entered and currency, debit card, purse and wallet of unknown value removed at 3165 Regal Lane, April 16. Residence entered and televisions of


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Computers, cell phones of unknown value removed at 9457 Colerain Ave., April 15. Lawn mower valued at $150 removed at 8344 Royal Heights Drive, April 25.

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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300. unknown value removed at 2523 Walden Glen , April 20. Residence entered and water jug and currency valued at $2,000 removed at 2717 Merritview Lane, April 20. Residence entered and TV valued at $120 removed at 2597 Washington Road, April 23. Residence entered and laptop valued at $480 removed at 9834 Loralinda, April 27.

Criminal damaging

Tire rim damaged at 3286 Deshler, April 17. Windshield damaged at 3271 Rocker , April 17. Vehicle damaged at 3100 Springdale Road, April 22. Flowers valued at $16 removed at 9932 Loralinda Drive, April 17. Taillight and currency removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., April 23. Door damaged at 3290 Nandale Drive, April 24. Spray painted sign at 10098 Pebbleridge, April 25. Vehicle fender damaged at 2901 Jonrose, April 27. Vehicle damaged by rocks at 9700 Stadia Drive, April 22.

Criminal mischief

Victim reported at 3268 Warfield Ave., April 18.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Hidden Meadow Drive, April 17. Female reported at 9513 Anaheim, April 17. Victim punched in the eye at Oakcreek Drive, April 15.

Drug trafficking

Victim reported at 2900 Jonrose Ave., April 21.

Felonious assault

Victim struck with knife at 3400 Clippard Park Drive, April 14.

Identity theft

Victim reported at 2369 Hidden Meadows Drive, April 14.


Victim threatened verbally at 11982 Kilbride Drive, April 13.

Victim threatened at 3626 Jillmarie Drive, April 6. Victim stalked at 9578 Colerain Ave., April 23.

Misuse of credit card

Victim reported at 3277 Warfield, April 12. Victim reported at 3251 Springdale, April 21. Victim reported at 8418 Ash Hollow, April 22.

Passing bad checks

Victim reported at 11308 Dallas Blvd., April 14. Checks valued at $3,884 returned due to insufficient funds at 6401 Colerain Ave., April 15.


Female reported April 29.


Victim threatened and cell phone valued at $250 removed at 2540 Berthbrook, April 27.

Sexual imposition

Victim reported on Springdale Road, April 15.

Taking identity of another

Victim reported at 8953 Tripoli Drive, April 14.


Credit card removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., April 14. Purse and currency value at $165 removed at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., April 14. Video games and and currency valued at $240 removed at 11240 Pippin Road, April 16. Vehicle not returned at 3559 Springdale Road, April 14. Puppy valued at $1919 removed at 8449 Colerain Ave., April 14. Bike valued at $340 removed at 3400 Clippard Park Drive, April 13. Jewelry items of unknown value removed at 3505 Bevis Lane, April 12. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 11261 Pippin Road, April 19. Refrigerator valued at $20 removed at 11739 E. Miami River Road, April 19. Blue and silver bike valued at $100

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removed at 10011 Fernhaven Drive, April 18. Bike valued at $100 removed at 10377 Hawkhurst Drive, April 18. Medication valued at $100 removed at 2929 Jonrose Ave., April 19. $2,010 removed at 9650 Colerain Ave., April 19. $40 removed at 8920 Cheviot Road, April 19. $55 in lottery tickets removed from store at 2681 Springdale Road, April 19. Ipod touch valued at $258 removed at 11770 Pippin Road, April 19. Games valued at $500 removed at 10240 Colerain Ave, April 16. Checkbook and currency and purse valued at $130 removed at 7230 Longwood Court, April 16. Merchandise valued at $1,200 removed at 9481 Colerain Ave., April 16. Wheels and tires of unknown value removed at 2890 Banning Road, April 18. Cell phone sim card of unknown value removed at 3173 Springdale Road, April 21. Earrings of unknown value removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., April 21. Phone valued at $450 removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., April 22. Merchandise valued at $950 removed at 9481 Colerain Ave., April 22. Bike valued at $480 removed at 12151 Westerly Drive, April 21. Drop wire valued at $282 removed at 3360 Compton Road, April 14. Medication of unknown value removed at 9191 Roundtop Road, April 20. Merchandise valued at $15 removed at 8215 Colerain Ave., April 24. Toolbox and contents of unknown value removed at 3464 Oak Meadow, April 24. Wallet of unknown value removed from purse at 10240 Colerain Ave., April 22. Currency of unknown value removed at 9234 Colerain Ave., April 25. Bike valued at $75 removed at 3180 Elkhorn Drive, April 23.

Lego's valued at $300 removed at 9040 Colerain Ave., April 23. Keys of unknown value removed at 8920 Cheviot Road, April 26. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 6401 Colerain Ave., April 22. Copper pipes of unknown value removed at 8953 E. Miami River Road, April 25. Reported at 9509 Haddington Court, April 24. Loose change removed from vehicle at 3001 Spruceway Drive, April 22. Bulldog valued at $1,500 removed at 3254 Niagra Street, April 26. GPS, radio, currency, CD player of unknown value removed at 12167 Glencrest, April 27. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 3169 Regal Lane, April 20. Radio, camera, case valued at $510 removed at 3009 Spruceway, April 27. Jewelry of unknown value removed at 9513 Colerain Ave., April 28. Vehicle entered and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8325 Colerain Ave., May 1. Fuel valued at $100 removed at 9168 Lockwood Hill Road, May 1. Reported at 7215 Creekview Lane, April 28. Electronic books valued at $1,992 removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., April 29.

Theft, forgery

Victim reported at 11327 Gravenhurst Drive, April 16.

Theft. misuse of credit cards

Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8920 Cheviot Road, April 18.

Unauthorized use of credit cards

Victim reported at 4136 Philnoll Drive, April 19.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile, 14, drug paraphernalia at 4237 School Section Road, May 8. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia at 4237 School Section Road, May 8. Juvenile, 16, theft at 6580 Harrison


8344 Ashhollow Drive: Vujic, Ljubmoir and Slavica to Brunswick, Keith W. and Christine; $169,000. 9539 Burgess Drive: U.S. Bank NA ND to Asher, Joe; $16,002. 9393 Colerain Ave.: M. E. Medeiros Enterprises LLC to White Oak Properties No. 2L.; $230,000. 7240 Creekview Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Colussi, David R.; $38,000. 7210 Creekview Drive: Fannie Mae to Schmutte, Mary Ann; $27,592. 7230 Creekview Drive: Redmon, Summer L. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $40,000. 9140 Depalma Drive: Federal National Mortgage Corp. to Kroeger, Michelle M.; $33,675. 3378 Dolomar Drive: Ruter, Joseph B. Jr. and Jennie to Warman, Lawson and Sherri B.; $103,750. Forest Valley Drive: Stone Ridge Property Development LLC to MVR Inc.; $56,000. 2810 Geraldine Drive: Goodman, David K. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $48,000. 2306 Glenrock Drive: RMS Residential Properties LLC to Gunkel Property Group LLC; $45,500. 5000 Hanley Road: Kincaid, Kerry O. and Patricia S. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $131,608. 2470 Hazelcrest Lane: Robinson, Michael A. and Valarie A. to Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $64,000. 3290 Lillwood Lane: Federal National Mortgage Association to Holmes, Deborah J.; $50,000. 9573 Loralinda Drive: Farmer, Stephen E. and Donna R. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $48,000. 11649 Pippin Road: U.S. Bank NA ND to Stock, Gayle Tr.; $47,000. 12058 Pippin Road: Langenecker, Christopher M. to U.S. Bank NA; $58,000. 10266 Pottinger Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Elkilani, Yasser S.; $37,500. 9905 Regatta Drive: Kearns, Gloria J. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $52,000. 3519 Smithfield Lane: Pro Foundation to Rebound Properties LLC; $30,000. 2581 Tampico Drive: Hilling, Lisa Tr. to Brown, Ashley M. and William C. Egbert; $58,000. 6099 Thompson Road: Moran, Richard M. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $48,000. 3752 Vernier Drive: Krusling, Alice J. to Cheviot Savings Bank; $50,000. 2931 Whitley Court: Fagin, William and Earla E. to Fagin, William and Earla E.; $165,000. 9554 Woodstate Drive: Bowen, Gladys A. to Wiltz, Colette Tr.; $56,000. 9164 Zoellner Road: Ogg, Christopher N. and Amy R. to Big Move Properties LLC; $100,100.

$96,500. 5784 Filview Circle: Day, Joseph L. to LATM V. LLC; $400,000. 4455 Grove Ave.: Mishurda, Mary to Trey Duncan Design LLC; $70,000. Harrison Ave.: Day, Joseph L. to LATM V. LLC; $400,000. 4460 Harrison Ave.: Sneddon, Lisa M. to Cinfed Employees Federal Credit Union; $50,000. 6646 Hearne Road: Ransick, Elizabeth to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $38,000. 5737 Lawrence Road: JP Morgan Chase Bank NA to Benken, David T. and Mary K. Janson; $88,000. 5159 Michael Anthony Lane: Dwyer, Alice J. to Mosley, Douglas R. and Stacy L.; $340,000. 5492 Muddy Creek Road: RTS Storage Ltd. Ptnshp to VM Schmutte LLC; $858,000. 7031 Pickway Drive: DLJ Mortgage

turned on causing water to flood floor at 2885 Diehl Road, May 9. Money stolen from Miller Family Chiropractic at 4342 Harrison Ave., May 12.


Several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 3161 North Bend Road, May 9.

Television stolen from home at 5403 Karen Ave., May 11. Scroll saw, chainsaw, camera, compound bow, ring and necklace stolen from home at 5915 Snyder Road, May 11. Money stolen from purse inside home at

3397 Greenvalley Terrace, May 11. Checks, seven guns, muzzle loader, seven knives, assorted jewelry, two watches, gold coins, assorted ammunition and a jewelry box stolen from home at 6291 Wesselman Road, May 12.

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Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing

Suspect threatened to physically harm victim at Kingoak and Ebenezer Road, May 12.


Suspect pushed victim in the neck at 5554 Harrison Ave., May 9. Suspect struck victim several times while riding in vehicle at Interstate 74 and Harrison Avenue, May 13.

Breaking and entering

Door broken to gain entry into women’s restroom at Bicentennial Park, and the water boiler was

About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Capital Inc. to Geroulis, Samuel A.; $130,000. 3580 Powner Road: Reid, Rea Kae and Michael R. to Pennymac Loan Services Ll; $60,000. 6573 Pownerfarm Drive: Falhaber, Kenneth W. and Margaret M. to Kuhlman, Christopher W. and Peggy Ann Myers; $450,000. 4645 School Section Road: Sheehan, Kenneth J. and Heather D. to Boyer, Sarah E.; $114,000. 3324 Sumac Terrace: Federal National Mortgage Association to Schnur, John; $64,845.

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Ave., May 10. Juvenile, 15, illegal conveyance in school zone at 3200 Ebenezer Road, May 10. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia at 3200 Ebenezer Road, May 10. Joanna Enderle, 32, 415 Morrvue Drive, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., May 10. James Peterson, 30, 6788 Harrison Ave. No. 19, domestic violence at 6788 Harrison Ave., May 10. Brittany N. Martin, 21, 4285 Boyne Court, disorderly conduct at 4520 Ebenezer Road, May 10. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct at 4520 Ebenezer Road, May 10. Dawn M. Hair, 39, 7420 Wynne Place No. 6, disorderly conduct at 4520 Ebenezer Road, May 10. Thomas Martin, 40, 4520 Ebenezer Road, disorderly conduct at 4520 Ebenezer Road, May 10. Gregory Jeffries, 27, 6805 Simpson Ave., felonious assault at Colerain Avenue and North Bend Road, May 11. Brady Hobbs, 18, 2496 Mustang, criminal damaging at 6290 Glenway Ave., May 11. Antonio D. Sweeney, 19, 2044 Third Ave., disorderly conduct at 6375 Harrison Ave., May 12. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct at 6375 Harrison Ave., May 12. Kevin M. Herrle, 19, 5445 Bluepine, drug possession at Windmere and Race Road, May 12.

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DEATHS Charles J. Alexander, 74, Colerain Township, died May 9. Survived by wife Dorothy Alexander; children Steven (Mary Ann), Keith (Laurie) Alexander, Dawn (John) Martin; grandchildren Steven, Deitra, Alexander Brandy, Stephanie, Angie, Ben, Tess, Brooke, Johnny, Jeff, Amanda; great-grandchildren Hunter, Elise, Emma, Lily, Tyler, Nick, Brady, Dylan, Jeffrey, Arianna, Summer, Kody, Kayden, Kaylyn. Services were May 11 at Sacred Heart Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation, 10810 E. 45th St., Suite 300, Tulsa, OK 74146 or Sacred Heart Church, Fairfield.

Marvin Brockman

Marvin L. Brockman, 70, Green

Township, died May 13. He was a chemical operator. Survived by wife Mary Brockman; daughters Wanda (Bill) Huber, Lisa (Tom) Parvesse, Nicholle (Brandon) Helton, Amanda Brockman; grandchildren Matthew Huber, Nicholas Parvesse, Benjamin McKinney; siblings Lois Davis, Orville Brockman, Dottie Misch. Services were May 18 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

Jeanne Burdick

Jeanne Grimes Burdick, 70, Colerain Township, died May 13. Survived by husband Larry Burdick; children Angi (Terry) Inman, Valerie (Dan) Murray, Bradley (Cindy) Burdick, Lori (Ken) Reifenberger; grandchildren Nichol, Lauryn Inman, Zachary, Craig, Abigail Murray, Christina Armstrong, Amanda Becks, Jodi (Dale) Stanley, Elisha Phillips, Andrew, Tyler Becks, Kendal Reifenberger, Kylie, Karli Burdick; great-grandchildren Alexis, Hannah, Dezaray, Logan, Riley, Bailey, Adalyn; sister Joyce (Jim) Wyenandt. Preceded in death by brother Michael Grimes.

Services are May 17 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or Society of St. Vincent de Paul in care of St. Bernard Church.

Dorisanne Dimitriou

Dorisanne Walsh Dimitriou, 74, Green Township, died May 17. She was a payroll clerk for Good Samaritan Hospital. Survived by husband Chris Dimitriou; children David Dimitriou, Linda (Dell) Thurber; siblings Robert (Adrienne), William (Kim) Walsh, Deborah (Paul) Brettschneider, Jacqueline (James) McGowan; grandchildren Christopher, Michael, Brittany Dimitriou, Lindsey Thurber; nieces and nephews. Services were May 21 at Whitewater Crossing Christian Church. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home.

Raymond Dossenback

Raymond Dossenback, 71, Colerain Township, died May 13.

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Survived by wife Dorothy Dossenback; children Kenneth, Darlene, Raymond (Kathy) Jr., David Dossenback; brothers Jerry, Ronald, Richard Dossenback; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Services were May 17 at Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Boys Town USA, Boys Town, NE 68010.

Services were May 19 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to SON Ministries.

William Reid

William Edward Reid, 64, Mount Healthy, died May 16. Survived by wife Susan Reid; children Graham Reid, Katherine (Brian) Key; brother Delmar (Colleen) Reid. Services were May 20 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

John Fiasco

John M. Fiasco, 61, Colerain Township, died May 10. Survived by wife Sharon Fiasco; children Sue Ann (James) Mayfield, Tonya Fiasco Grooms, John (Annette) Fiasco; mother Mildred “Millie” Fiasco; siblings Tommy (Gail), Charles Fiasco, Tina (Larry) Abel, Lisa (Jerry) Tharp; eight grandchildren. Preceded in death by father Leo Fiasco, brothers Leo (Debbie), Ronnie Fiasco. Services were May 13 at Frederick Funeral Home.

Ralph Schneider

Ralph P. Schneider, 92, White Oak, died May 16. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by children David (Barbara), Kenneth (Deborah), Richard (Cindy) Schneider, Kathy (Richard) Mettman; grandchildren Niki, Xen, Zak, Angie, Rob, Dan, Kelly, Stacey, Amy, Lori, Lisa; great-grandchildren Aoife, Finn, Carson, Brooke, Evan, A.J., Xander, Sam, Noah, Abby, Megan, Carly. Preceded in death by wife Dorothy Schneider. Services were May 21 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Pulmonary Therapy, Mercy Hospital-Western Hills, 2841 Boudinot Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238 or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

Jacquelyn Funk

Jacquelyn Fights Funk, 59, Colerain Township, died May 4. Survived by husband George J. Funk; daughters Heather (Terry Feazel) Funk, Hollie (Robert) Scroggins; grandchildren Kevin, Sean, Jessica Ward, Cooper Scroggins; mother Del (Dean) Helton; sisters Connie (Rick) Powers, Debbie (Todd) Harpring; stepbrothers Bennie, Larry, Ron Helton; nephews and nieces Rich, Tracy O’Dell, Rick Powers, Melissa Pietzuch; mother-in-law JoAnn Tudor. Preceded in death by father Edward Fights, brother Larry Fights, father-in-law JoAnn Tudor. Services were May 7 at Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: University Hospital Foundation, Hematology Oncology, Attn: Liz Keting, 234 Goodman Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Robert Schroder

Robert F. Schroder, 91, Green Township, died May 12. Survived by wife Ruth Schroder; children Jack (Barb) Schroder, Betty (Clyde) Stewart, Susan (Tom) Delisio; grandchildren Katie, Sam, Anne, Jane, Jack Delisio. Services were May 16 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cincinnati Association for the Blind, 2045 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or Westwood Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave., Cincinnati OH 45211.

Henry Kenkel

Henry J. Kenkel, 84, Colerain Township, died May 18. He was director of nuclear medicine at Christ Hospital. He was a founding member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and a Kenkel member of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, Ohio State Medical Association, American Medical Association and College of Nuclear Medicine. Survived by wife Ruth Kenkel; sons Henry F. (Connie), Thomas (Mary), Jeffrey (Mary) Kenkel; grandchildren Thomas, Laura, Christine, Hillary, Julie, John Kenkel; sister Mary (William) Rowe. Preceded in death by son James Kenkel, siblings Jane, Edward Kenkel. Services were May 23 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, 234 Goodman St., Cincinnati, OH 45219 or Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090.

Jane Steigert

Jane McCue Steigert, 79, Green Township, died May 15. She was a member of Cheviot Fire and Goldenaires, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Survived by children Jim (Connie) Steigert, Linda (Gerry) Radel; grandchildren Angela (Primo) Nyika-Makore, Chad, Tony, Beth, Andy Steigert, Jenny Kaimann; great-grandchildren Trevor, Jacob, Rita, Christopher, Conner, Caitlyn, Emery. Preceded in death by husband Jack Steigert, companion John Dordaller, brother George McCue. Services were May 22 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243 or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Patricia Vandegraft

Patricia Bare Vandegraft, 77, died May 12. Survived by husband James; children Margaret (Jack), Linda (Mike), Barb (Danny), Patty (Scott), James Jr. (Lela), Theresa, Rita (Greg), Timmy (Lora Ann), Tommy (Bobbie); 25 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Mary Rose, parents Carrie, Julius Bare, parents-inlaw Margaret, George Vandegraft. Services were May 16 at Corpus Christi Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to Corpus Christi Church.

Earl Pistor

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Earl Charles Pistor, Green Township, died May 14. Survived by daughter Patricia (Larry) Speeg; siblings Melvin, Kenneth Pistor, Virginia Keys, Jean Ann Campbell; granddaughters Michelle (Chris) Kidd, Kristen (John) Flowers; great-grandchildren Dylan, Delaney Vogelsong, Kaelyn Kidd, Braylon Flowers; friend Charleen Hardig. Preceded in death by wife Katherine Pistor. | 513.497.8418

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Edwin Vetter

Edwin J. Vetter, 85, Green Township, died May 15. Survived by children Thomas (Clare), Edwin (Peggy), Michael (Patti), Gregory (Pam), Paul, Joseph, David, Mark Vetter, Mary (Chris) Cobb; sisters JoAnn Sparks, Catherine Spiess; 24 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Patricia Vetter, brother Robert Vetter. Services were May 19 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Eldermount Adult Day Care, 990 Bayley Place Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Vernon Weaver

Vernon H. Weaver, 82, died May 11. He owned Carpet Art in Miamitown. He was a veteran of Korea, serving as a member of the 101st Airborne and earning the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze CP Star, Combat Infantry Badge and the United Nations Service Medal. Survived by wife LaDonna Weave; children James Weaver, Carla (Kevin) Kohler, Leilani (Michael) Lucas, Lisa (Jim) Schnapp; grandchildren Shawn Crawford, Jennifer, Christopher, Brandon Weaver, Matthew (Rhonda), Ryan Kohler, Jaron (Elena), Kelsi Lucas, Alaina, Victoria Schnapp; great-grandchildren Kiara, Brendon Kohler; nieces Elaine McKee, Myrdith Arlen, Susan Foegley. Preceded in death by sister Arlene. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Mary Welage

Mary Kessling Welage, 97, Green Township, died May 19. Survived by children Jacque (Ron) Docter, Richard Welage, Debbie (Don) Haap; grandchildren Kristen (Andrew) Beardslee, Doug (Julie), Kyle DocWelage ter, Andrew (Nicole), Colin, Katie Haap, Bridgette (Andrew) Miller; great-grandsons Timmy, Grant, Jack. Preceded in death by husband Merrel Welage. Services were May 23 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, 1802 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239.

Seymour Wooldridge

Seymour Wooldridge, 79, Colerain Township, died May 14. Survived by four children Richard (Beverly), Sheri, Kenneth Wooldridge, Linda (Joe) Craft; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Jewell, daughter Patricia, greatgrandson Dylan. Services were May 18 at Crown Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Neidhard-Snow Funeral Home.

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