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Colerain has partner on JEDD for nursing home Will help pay for infrastructure work By Jennie Key


Bob and Susan Bohn, Bridgetown, work in the Butterfly Garden at the Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve. They have been active in the Volunteers in the Park group since 1988. Susan said she has enjoyed the VIP so much, she has taken a part-time job as a seasonal employee with the park district. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Police contract extends for three years with no raises By Jennie Key

Colerain Township Police officers have agreed to extend their labor contract with Colerain Township that gives them no raises and increases their cost of medical benefits for the next three years. The contract, which covers police officers, and a second contract, which covers the department’s sergeants, is in effect from Nov. 1, 2013, through Oct. 31, 2016. Police agreed to no pay increases during the threeyear period and officers will make a transition from paying 17 percent of their medical coverage cost to 20 percent over the three-year life of the agreement. Colerain Township Police Chief Dan Meloy said the extended bargaining agreement covers 31 police officers and six sergeants. It does not apply to the nine reserve officers that serve the department. Colerain Detective Sean Maher said the vote was unanimous. He says he voted for the extended contract because it was the right thing to do. “We have to look at the big picture and the big picture here is the people of Colerain Township,” he said. “This was in the

Colerain Township police extended their contract for three years with no raises. FILE PHOTO

best interest of the township and the residents of the township. My mom is a teacher in the Northwest district and she is under a pay freeze. My dad owns a business here and it’s slow. That’s a pay freeze of a different kind. In these economic times, everyone’s on a freeze; why wouldn’t we be as well? We get the big picture.” The contract also includes a memorandum of understanding that allows the township to con-

tract with a third party, spending up to $376,000 annually. Colerain has a contract agreement with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Colerain Township Administrator Jim Rowan said the bargaining agreement was the result of a good-faith effort instigated by the police officers. “This is extremely valuable to the township as we manage our way through difficult financial times, to have budget certainty and not have to worry about pay raises for the next three years and to get additional contributions from our employees for medical coverage” Rowan said. Colerain Township Board of Trustees President Dennis Deters said the agreement says a lot about the union and the officers. “It’s not an easy time for the township budget and it is really valuable to be able to project out three years knowing what our costs are going to be,” he said. “It’s a credit to our police department and to Jim Rowan that this was accomplished. No raises and no increase in the cost of the county’s contract puts us ahead of the curve. I think it shows all of our unions are committed to the community.”



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Colerain Twp. — Last year, township trustees decided to establish a Joint Economic Development District to help pay for infrastructure costs for the Liberty Nursing Health Care of Colerain project on Livingston Road. Now the township is moving ahead with the plan. Frank Birkenhauer, Colerain Township assistant administrator and economic development director, has negotiated a JEDD agreement for the 19-acre property being developed as a nursing facility near the intersection of Blue Rock and Livingston roads. The nursing center will bring about 100 jobs to the township. A JEDD allows a township to generate revenue by partnering with a city to collect income tax from a geographically limited area within the community. Birkenhauer said the township is required to partner with a city that has a municipal income tax in place in order to establish the economic development district. The proposed JEDD will place a 2 percent income tax on the earnings of employees who work at the facility. Construction should start late this summer. Birkenhauer said the infrastructure improvements to be paid for with the JEDD will extend sewer lines to the project and will cost about $300,000. He said the JEDD is projected to generate about $80,000 annually once the nursing care facility opens. Colerain Township will partner with Cheviot and collect the tax. The township and the city will divide the tax money, with the the city keeping 10 percent (an estimated $8,000 per year) and the township receiving 90 percent (estimated at $72,000 per year). The township share pays for the infrastructure, and once that project is paid for, the township share then goes into the township’s general fund. The township will pay about $50,000 annually to pay off the infrastruture, keeping the remaining $22,000 annually in the general fund. Birkenhauer said it will take six years to pay off the improvements. Once the sewer line is paid for, the township will keep the

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$72,000 annually for general fund expenditures. The life of the JEDD is anticipated to be 99 years. “This doesn’t solve our budget issues, but it certainly will help us defray some of the expenses we pay from our general fund,” Birkenhauer said. Cheviot City Council is having a public hearing at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in its council chambers, 3814 Harrison Ave., to discuss the proposed JEDD with Colerain Township. Neighboring Green Township has used the JEDD before, but this would be the first JEDD in Colerain Township. Cheviot Mayor Samuel Keller said joint economic development districts are the wave of the future as more and more local governments are faced with shrinking budgets. Birkenhauer “With the federal government, the state and county governments cutting into the city’s pocketbook, we have to come up with alternative sourcKeller es of income,” he said. “This is one of those ways to do it. “We have to do something. I just don’t see us recouping all the money we’ve lost due to cuts like the elimination of the inheritance tax and cuts to the local government fund,” Keller said. Cheviot already has three JEDDs established with Green Township, and he said the city hopes its first JEDD with Colerain Township will lead to future agreements with Colerain. “We look forward to hopefully a long and financially profitable working relationship with Colerain Township,” he said. Birkenhauer shares that hope. “Many our peer townships have used this vehicle to relieve some of the burden from its property owners while still offsetting budget cuts from the state,” he said. “It’s an available development tool that we can and should implement. I expect this to be the first, but not the last JEDD we pursue.” Vol. 92 No. 17 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



Burger place now open in White Oak By Jennie Key

Colerain Twp. — Mad Mike’s Burgers and Fries has made its way across the river and landed in White Oak. The new restaurant at 6900 Cheviot Road, at Blue Rock Road in the old Chili Company building, opened April 28. Demetris Hiropoulos owns this Mad Mike’s with his father, George. There are three other locations, in Newport and Florence, Ky. All family owned. They like it that way. Demetris, who has worked in the food industry for 17 years, says his dad has been in the restaurant business for 40 years. His cousin Mike Gelastopoulos came up with the original idea. “Everyone in my family loves to cook,” Gelastopoulos said. “We have a passion for it.” The family has run diners and full-service restaurants and pizza parlors in the past. “We decided to focus on one thing and make it really good,” Demetris said. He went to culinary

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school in Europe, getting an associate’s degree in culinary arts, then came home to put his knowledge to work. The new place is a work in progress. TVs are still to be hung in the dining area, and the parking lot needs some work. And Demetris says he’s in the process of getting a liquor

license to sell draft and bottled beer. “It takes time,” he said. “We’re getting there.” The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m, but eventually, he plans to stay open late – until 3 a.m. – in hopes of getting business from the Knotty Pine bar across the street. “We’ll see how it goes,” he

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said. He’s looking forward to being part of the community and will have a discount program with area schools. He wants to add school memorabilia to the walls. The menu is focused: Burgers and hot dogs. The family worked with Mike to come up with the names for menu items. You can get black angus beef burgers of all

sorts from a classic cheeseburger with the traditional lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion to the more exotic. Want your sandwich Greek style? Try the Pride of Zeus, which features gyro meat, feta cheese, tzaziki (a cucumber sauce), lettuce, onion. The Mad Cali features avocado mayonnaise, lettuce, avocado slices, tomato, onion, pepper jack, and tzaziki. Or maybe the Hawaii Five-O, with caramelized crushed pineapple, beer battered onion


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strings, American cheese and bacon. If you’re hungry, the Goliath may be for you. It uses two grilled cheese sandwiches for the bun, and offers bacon, grilled onions, cheese, lettuce, tomato, two quarter-pound beef patties and tangy barbeque sauce. “It’s popular, and it’s fun to eat,” Demetris said. “I don’t know that everyone finishes it.” Chicken burgers – fresh-ground white chicken patties, smash-seared –are the newest addition to the menu including the What the Cluck burger, which features cilantro mayo, avocado slices, baton, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. Demetris says what makes his family’s burger joint better is the variety of toppings they offer and the freshness of the meat they serve. “We don’t freeze it and it’s pattied up daily,” he said. “We cut our fries fresh daily as well.” You can get a lot of things at Mad Mike’s, but not a rare burger. “We serve all our burgers well done,” he said. “But nice and juicy. Well done, but done well.” He’s pleased with the new location. “We heard good things about the community, and the people we’ve met so far have been very nice. He says the family does not have national franchise aspirations. “We don’t want to get too big,” Demetris said. “We want to make sure the product stays good and we like having contact with the customers, meeting them and talking with them. We like putting smiles on people’s faces.”

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New Mercy hospital is now in a JEDD By Kurt Backscheider

Green Twp. — Officials here and in Cheviot have collaborated to establish a third joint economic development district. Green Township Trustees voted unanimously Monday, May 13, to approve a resolution creating a joint economic development district (JEDD) with Cheviot at the new Mercy Health – West Hospital site on North Bend Road. A JEDD allows a township to generate revenue by partnering with a city to collect income tax from a geographically limited property within the township. As part of the agreement, the city also benefits financially as it receives a percentage of the tax revenue for administering the program. Green Township and

Cheviot have previously established joint economic development districts at the Good Samaritan Western Ridge and The Christ Hospital sites on Harrison Avenue. This third JEDD applies only to the new Mercy hospital site. “It is a great source of revenue for the township, as we’re getting cuts from the state,” said Green Township Trustee David Linnenberg. “It won’t replace the funds we’re losing, but it will help.” He said the Mercy hospital JEDD is estimated to generate $800,000 to $1 million for Green Township’s general fund in its first 10 years. Frank Hyle, Green Township’s attorney, said the JEDD, which was agreed to by Mercy Health, will last 50 years. Two additional 10-year

people. In the agreement between Green Township and Cheviot, Hyle said the township will receive 90 percent of the tax revenue generated and Cheviot will receive 10 percent during the first 20 years of the JEDD. Beginning in year 21, he said the split

terms may be added if needed, he said. Employees of the new hospital will pay a 2 percent earnings tax for the first 10 years of the JEDD. After 10 years, the tax drops to 1 percent, he said. Employees who live in a municipality that collects an income tax will receive a credit toward their local income tax, he said. For instance, he said a hospital employee who lives in the city of Cincinnati, which has a 2.1 percent income tax, receives credit for the 2 percent they pay in JEDD earnings taxes and therefore only have to pay 0.1 percent in income taxes to Cincinnati. Hospital employees will only have to pay taxes on the first $100,000 of income, Hyle said. The hospital is expected to employ about 1,500

Summer lunch program at Colerain libraries By Jennie Key

Thanks to the Ohio Summer Feeding Program, children have places they can feed their bodies and their minds: their local libraries where they can go to read, and eat lunch for free. The Ohio Summer Feeding Program provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children get the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school. The North Central branch library is participating in the program through the sponsorship of Window Arts Enrichment group. Youngsters can get free lunches at the branch, 11109 Hamilton Ave., through Aug. 9 every weekday at 12:30 p.m. Lunch is not served July 4. For more information, call the branch at 513-369-6068.

The Groesbeck branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County also is participating throughWindows Art Enrichment this year. Youngsters can get free lunches at the branch, 2994 W. Galbraith Road, through Aug. 9 every weekday at 12:30 p.m. Lunch is not served July 4. Groesbeck branch manager Ned HeegerBrehm says this year’s sponsor is providing packed lunches, but the branch can always use volunteers. If you are interested in helping or for more information about the program at his branch, call him at 513-369-4454. “I am really excited about working with our new partner this summer,” Heeger-Brehm said. “Having packaged lunches is a change, but a good one, I think.” The Window Arts Enrichment agency was established in 2002 to enrich

will be 85 percent to Green Township and 15 percent to Cheviot. Linnenberg said a benefit of the JEDD is the fact it also helps Cheviot financially. “They are a good neighbor of ours,” he said. “We need Cheviot to be strong, just as Cheviot


the creative, academic, and personal lives of young people through arts, enrichment and community service programs. Since its inception it has served thousands of children through its after-school programs, summer arts camps, community service projects and summer food program. The Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Child Nutrition administers the program in Ohio. Locally, the food service is run by approved sponsors. The sponsor provides the free meals and receives reimbursement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The summer food program provides free lunch for all children 18 years of age and younger. The meals are also available for adults up to 21 who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled.


needs Green to be strong.” Cheviot Mayor Samuel Keller said the city has seen revenue losses and cuts in funding like many municipalities, and while joint economic development districts are not a cure all for solving budget woes, they do help.

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Company, 6128 Hamilton Ave. Cost includes a map of where the gardens are located, a description of each site and a pass to view the gardens. Shuttles will be available at Twin Towers Senior Living Community, 5343 Hamilton Ave., and at the First United Church of Christ, 5808 Glenview Ave., to take guests to the gardens if they need assistance. For more information, contact Beth McLean at or call 681-1326.

Mike Eiras is the pastor at First Baptist Church of Dent. The listing was incorrect in the This Is Green Township special section (page 9) that was published on May 22.

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The College Hill Gardeners club is having a garden tour History in Bloom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at gardens throughout the neighborhood. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 that day which can be purchased at the College Hill Coffee

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Old school hip hop dance classes will be offered at 8 p.m. on Mondays beginning Monday, June 10, at the Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. Brody Pille, instructor for the Hype Dance Studio in Los Angeles, the Cincinnati Ballet, Kings Island and many more, will start with the basics and add movements. Learn a routine and apply to different music. Ther eis a drop-in fee of $5 at the door. The class is for ages14 through adult. Call the community center at 513-741-8802 for more information.

White Oak Gardens presents “You Planted What? Where?” a seminar that stresses smart garden practices and gives tips to avoid garden mistakes and disasters as part of its Year-Round Gardening Series at the West Fork branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. This seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the library, 3825 West Fork Road. Call

Assistant Police Chief Mark Denney said businesses and neighbors had reported suspicious activity at the house to police, which sparked the investigation.


Colerain teacher placed on leave

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be at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Atria Northgate Park, 9191 Roundtop Road. This meeting will honor the students of Colerain Township selected to receive scholarships from the business association and to honor the student athletes. Breakfast will be provided by Atria with an opportunity to tour their facility.

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was driving his ice cream truck, came to Kerr’s home about 3 p.m. Thursday, May 30, and bought prescription medication that had been prescribed for Kerr’s 11-year-olddaughter. Police said she was present at the time of the transaction. Both men were arrested shortly after the transaction. Police said the arrests led to the seizure of numerous other prescription medications. Both were taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center. Both were released on their own recognizance and await the report of the Hamilton County Grand Jury June 13.

Ice cream truck driver arrested on drug charge

Colerain Township police arrested two men – one an ice cream truck driver – on drug charges Thursday. Colerain Township Police Chief Daniel P. Meloy said Joseph Kerr, 37, 3498 Niagara Street, was charged with trafficking in drugs and and Lemual Bailey, 49, of Norwood was arrested for drug possession in the Northbrook neighborhood of Colerain Township. Police said Bailey, who

A Colerain High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave after an initial investigation indicated potential criminal activity, according to a statement released by the Northwest Local School District May 24. The matter has been turned over to local law enforcement for investigation, the district statement said. No details, including the teacher’s name, were disclosed. The district statement said administrators are cooperating fully with law enforcement officials and no further details will be available until the investigation is complete.

Yoga and meditation event

Join Vivian Hurley and Lynne Carroll for Kundalini Yoga and Meditation during the full moon from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at the Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. Experience breath and movements as they open up the body and relax the nervous system in preparation for the gong vibration. Call Lynne at 513-5182066 to register. Cost is $20 at the door.


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Colerain High School seniors file into rows at the beginning of graduation ceremonies at Millett Hall May 23. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Colerain High School senior Jessica Williams allows her mom, Stephanie Williams to adjust her mortar board before graduation begins. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

It was a sea of Cardinal red as 487 seniors, members of the Colerain High School Class of 2013, graduated at Millet Hall at Miami University May 23. The school does not select a valedic-

torian or salutatorian. There were 19 summa cum laude graduates with weighted grade point averages of at least 5.5 who assisted in directing the commencement exercises.

Colerain High School seniors talk with teacher Maribeth Snyder. From left are Hannah Wissel, Kelly Janakiefski and Laura Bennett. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

These Colerain High School seniors had extra accessories for graduation: crutches. From left are Brandon Whittaker, Haylee Dobkins and Brian Hollingsworth. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Colerain High School junior Kevin Mangold tunes up his cello as the Colerain High School Orchestra prepares to perfom at graduation. JENNIE

Colerain High School seniors Jessica Biehl and Katrina McQueary make their way into Millett Hall at Miami University for graduation May 23. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Colerain High School seniors line up as they prepare to begin their graduation ceremony at Millet Hall at Miami University in Oxford. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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The Lozier family finished a decade at Colerain High School with the graduation of Casey and Corey Lozier. From left are Cameron, Colin, Dan, Casey, Corey, Melissa and Connor. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Colerain High School graduate Jared Haffey shares his hat with his 4-year-old nephew Jayden. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS





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Cardinals streak stops at regionals By Mark D. Motz

COLERAIN TWP. — After a sixgame win streak closed the regular season and propelled the team through two levels of tournament action, the Colerain High School softball season came to an end with a 4-1 loss against Lebanon in the Division I regional semifinals. “I think nerves got the best of us early in the game,” said Cardinals head coach Sarah Billstrom of the May 29 contest. “Sometimes when you want something so badly, you tense up. “We had five errors that scored three runs. When you make that many mistakes against a team as good as Lebanon, it’s going to hurt. For us to have made those errors hurt us. Obviously. “We left some runners on base. We had some chances. We could have made some better adjustments at the plate, looking for first-pitch strikes. But they are a good team and they did a good job against us.” Billstrom said her team – which finished with a 20-10 record - did a good job all year. It reached the regional tournament for the first time since 2009 and won back-to-back sectional titles. “Although it’s difficult not to hang your head when you don’t win your last game of the season, they are going to look back on this season and see how much they were able to do, how far they have come,” she said. “We’re losing seven seniors. Our mentality was we had a great season. Those girls accomplished a lot.” Among the graduates are Morgan Hoehn and catcher Gabby Hogel, who led the Greater Miami Conference with 40 RBI, tied for second in the GMC with six home runs and was third in the league with a .462 batting average. “When they’re playing at their best and they’re playing together, they are very tough to beat,” Bilstrom said. “I think they discovered that about themselves. I don’t know that they surprised themselves, really, as much as believed in themselves.” Billstrom believes the future

Mt. Healthy sophomore Shaqualia Gutter competes in the 4x200m relay at the Division I regional track meet at the University of Dayton, May 29. While the sophomore failed the qualify for state in the relay, she did so in the 200-meter dash with a fourth-place finish. ADAM BIRKAN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Bombers pace local teams in march to state By Tom Skeen and Mark Motz

The catcher-pitcher tandem of Gabby Hogel and Ashlynn Roberts had one of the better softball batteries in the city. THANKS TO DENNIS HOGEL

remains bright. “They should be excited for what’s coming with this program,” she said. “They’re build-

ing something. They’re buying into the coaching staff. They’re seeing some success. We have to keep that up and build on it.”

St. Xavier didn’t disappoint at the Division I regional meet in Dayton, May 31. After notching a thirdplace finish at the district meet in Mason a week ago, the Bombers finished third again at regional’s four points ahead of Clayton Northmont and 14 points behind second-place Huber Heights Wayne. Pacing the squad is Michael Hall, who earned himself a regional title in the 1600-meter run to go with a third-place finish in the 800. Teammates Michael Vitucci (1,600) and Zach Lynett (300meter hurdles) will join Hall at the state meet, which begins June 7 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University. As for the relays, the Bombers’ 4x800-meter squad of Vitucci, Hall, Jack Grabowski and Jax Talbot earned its state big after a second-place finish in Dayton, just .01 seconds behind Mason. Much like they have done all year, sophomores Lashawnda Dobbs and Shaqualia Gutter powered the Mount Healthy Lady Owls. Dobbs – who is making her second state trip in as many years –

earned her trip to Columbus by racking up a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash, while Gutter grabbed the final qualifying spot in the 200-meter with a fourth-place finish. “She was right where she was supposed to be,” coach Thom Maxwell said of Dobbs’ performance. “I figured she would get third.” While Gutter didn’t run her fastest time of the year, much of that had to do with the weather. The high temperature was 65 degrees and the Division I event was delayed twice due to rain. “She is so skinny and fit, she has no fat on her and she was freezing out there,” Maxwell said. … She didn’t run her best time, but she ran fast enough to get (to state).” La Salle High School finished ninth in the team standings at the Division I boys regional track meet in Dayton. Senior Alex Murray was the lone Lancer to advance to state competition June 7 and 8 at Jess Owens Stadium in Columbus, taking third place in the pole vault at 14 feet. McAuley High School placed 15th in the Division I girls track meet in Dayton. The 4x800 relay team advanced to state competition, as did sophomore McKenzie Pfieffer in the 800 meters.

St. X lacrosse finishes season strong Slow start sealed loss to Moeller By Tom Skeen

SPRINGFIELD TWP. — A slow start came at the worst possible time for the St. Xavier lacrosse team. In the Division I regional semifinals May 29, the Bombers fell behind to Greater Catholic League rival Moeller 2-0 less than a minute into the game. The Crusaders poured it on and took a 7-0 lead into the half before securing an 11-7 win, closing the book on the Bombers’ 2013 season. “We started a little slow on defense, but we finished strong,” coach Nate Sprong said. “You know, it was a long season and I’m proud of the way we finished.”

Sprong’s squad cut the Crusader lead to four at 8-4, but allowed three unanswered goals to close out the third period to seal the deal. The result could’ve been much worse if it wasn’t for the play of senior goalie Benny Russert. The four-year starter made some crucial saves in the second period to keep the Bombers within striking distance. “… He’s been a leader for us,” Sprong said. “He finished his career playing a tough game.” The loss brings to a close the career of Ian King. Maybe the most talented player to come through the St. Xavier lacrosse program, King will continue his lacrosse career next season at the University of Michigan. “Ian’s been a leader and has helped elevate the whole program at St. X,” the coach said.

St. Xavier senior Ian King tries to get around Moeller’s Connor Nelson during their Division I regional semifinal matchup May 29 at Lockland Stadium. King scored a goal and notched an assist to give him 106 points on the season, but the Bombers lost 11-7 to the Crusaders. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

“… We’re proud of him. He’s going to do just as well in college as he did for St. X.” King is a two-time Under Armor All-American and was selected to play in the Under Ar-

mor All-America Lacrosse Classic, July 6 at Towson University in Maryland. He was named to the boys’ South team and the game will be televised live on ESPNU.

“It’s a real prestigious honor,” Sprong told Gannett News Service. “He’s been the focus of other teams. With that added pressure he’s continued to score at the pace that he has previously. He has 104 points on the season (before the Moeller game) so far. He’s the real deal.” The Bombers finish the season 14-5 and ranked fifth in the Ohio Division I and II Power Rankings, according to Sprong is hoping his new offseason conditioning program will continue to blossom a program that’s losing some very talented players this season. “We made some growth in some areas and we need to focus and keep working hard,” he said. “We’ve started an offseason regiment and we are going to get back to it this summer and be back and ready to go for next year.”



SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Titans football camp

The Tower Titans Junior High Football Program is looking for prospective football players for the upcoming 2013 season. Camp for the ABC’s of Football will be Sunday, June 9. Each camp will last from 3-4:30 p.m. Players should meet in the in the parking lot behind La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, Monfort Heights, near the entrance to the stadium. Registration for participating on the team for the upcoming season will be conducted prior to the beginning of each camp for all prospective players. The Tower Titans is comprised of seventh- and eighthgrade students who are not in a position to play football because they either: Attend schools that do not offer this sport, are home schooled or are over the weight limit for their schools’ respective leagues. Practices and home games are held at La Salle High School. The team has competed in the Southwest Ohio Catholic Conference since 2007 and play additional games against other local junior high teams. This is the 10th year that the program has been available for young men. For more information contact John Bosse at 741-2368.

Steve Rasso football

The 32nd annual Steve Rasso Youth Football Camp for second- through eighth-graders is 9-11:45 a.m., Monday, June 10-Friday June 14, at St. Xavier High School. Camp opens at 8 a.m., Monday, for pre-registered check-in and walk-up registration. Enter the stadium through the Media Gate. This is not a conditioning or recreational camp. The aim of the St. Xavier football camp is to give players the finest football instruction possible and a week full of fun and a stepping stone to becoming a more confident football player.

Campers will associate with some of the best young athletes in the area. Early registration is encourage. Fee of $80 for early registration or of $90 for walk-up registration includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is available at Credit card payment is available online, but not for walk-up registration.

Underwater hockey

The Roger Bacon High School Underwater Hockey Team is having its seventh-annual Roger Bacon underwater hockey summer camp for incoming (or rising) sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. The camp will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28, at Xavier University in the O’Connor Sports Center pool. The cost is $50, and checks should be made payable to “Roger Bacon High School.” Contact coach Paul “Doc” Wittekind at underwaterhockey@ for a registration brochure. The deadline to register is June 10.

Soccer Unlimited

The schedule for the OSYSA/ Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South is now available at http:// Included in the schedule are camps in Hyde Park, College Hill, Anderson, Deer Park, Milford, Bethel, Sycamore Township, Fairfax, Batavia and Terrace Park. For more information, contact Ohio South at 576-9555 or Jack Hermans at 232-7916 or

Indoor soccer camp

Rivers Edge Indoor Sports is partnering with Kevin Spraul and his trainers from Cincinnati West Soccer Club in doing an indoor soccer camp from 6:307:30, June 17-20; or 11 a.m. to noon, July 8-11. The camps will focus on both

technical and tactical skill training. The camp is for ages 7-14 and is $60, which includes a camp T-shirt. Call 264-1775, visit our web page, or e-mail chrism@ Registration deadline is June 10.

Wilmington camp

Wilmington College will offer a girls basketball camp for girls in grades four to 11. The camp will be offered daily on the beautiful campus of Wilmington College. The camp runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Monday, June 17, until Wednesday, June 19. Preregistration cost is $95. Brochures can be found online at d7r4upl Call assistant coach Mark Huelsman at 937-382-6661, ext. 625, and leave a message if no one is in.

Schueler Field. Cost to attend is $75. The ID camp is designed to provide high school girls soccer players interested in playing at the collegiate level an opportunity to get some exposure to collegiate coaches, learn some of the expectations of a collegiate athlete and to spend some time on a college campus. Contact coach Hess at 2448587. To access the registration form, visit


Challenger soccer

Challenger Sports is having several of its British Soccer Camps in the area: Taylor Creek Youth Organization (evening only), week of July 15. Corpus Christi Athletic Association, week of July 22. St. John Bevis Athletic Association, week of July 22. White Oak Athletic Club,

week of July 22 Challenger’s 1,000 touches coaching syllabus provides an innovative daily regimen of foot-skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play. Each camper gets a free camp T-shirt, soccer ball, giant soccer poster and personalized skills performance evaluation. Visit www.challenger


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Fiscal officer details Green Twp. audit The biannual audit of Green Township for the years 2011 and 2012 was just completed by Clark, Schaefer and Hackett on behalf of the Ohio Auditor’s Office. Some of the highlights of the audit are as follows: The township uses a modified cash basis of accounting which means receipts and disbursements are recorded when cash is received or paid. Total revenue for the township increased in 2012 over 2011. The increase in revenue for the general fund of $984,132 is due to an increase in Ohio estate taxes received in 2012 over 2011. There was also a decrease in disbursements in

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2012 versus 2011 of $1,353,000 by the township. The outstanding debt for the township was reduced to Thomas J. $7,400,000 in Straus COMMUNITY PRESS 2012 compared to $8,230,000 GUEST COLUMNIST in 2011. The debt reflects the general obligation bonds issued by the Township on Feb. 16, 2010, in the original amount of $9,895,000. The bonds were issued to retire outstanding notes and for various improvements in the township includ-

ing road and park improvements. The bonds were issued for a 10-year period with a final maturity date of Dec. 1, 2020. One of the current issues the auditor’s noted was the potential loss of revenue of approximately $3 million to the township due to state mandated reductions. The auditor’s noted there has been an ongoing effort by all township staff for several years to keep costs at a minimum. The township relies heavily on local taxes and has little industry to support its tax base. The audit also noted that approximately 75 percent of the Township’s investments

are currently held in federal agency bonds such as Federal National Mortgage Association, Federal Home Loan Bank, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., etc. All bonds are rated AA+ by Standard and Poor’s. They stated total valuation of real property in Green Township was $1,071,320,660. This valuation amount reflects a 7 percent assessed value reduction due to the county auditor’s triennial reappraisal in 2011. This will reduce revenue to the township in coming years. The township participates in a joint economic development district (JEDD) with

the city of Cheviot. The JEDD is located entirely within Green Township, Hamilton County. The proceeds of the JEDD are used to pay for construction and improvements of roads, and police and fire services. Green Township receives 80 percent of the net income and Cheviot 20 percent of the net income received from the JEDD. The purpose of the JEDD is to facilitate the development of jobs and employment opportunities. The above were some of the highlights of Green Township audit for 2011 and 2012. Thomas J. Straus is the Green Township fiscal officer.

CH@TROOM May 29 question

It doesn’t take Superman’s X-ray vision or The Flash’s speed to “Power Up – READ” this summer. During our 40th annual Summer Reading Program you can join forces with the Green Township Branch Library (through July 31), by attending fun programs and reading your favorite stories to earn great prizes. While there’s something for all ages, here are Pamela Healy COMMUNITY PRESS just a few of the fun proGUEST COLUMNIST grams in store for the Kids: Superhero Training Workout – Discover your super strengths as you train for the demands of a superhero, Wednesday, June 5, at 2 p.m. Ages 6-12 Hilarious Hands & Funny Feet – Create a masterpiece with your hands and feet, prepare to get messy! Monday, June 10, at 2 p.m. Ages 6-12 Buckeye Search & Rescue Dogs – Meet a four-legged superhero who saves lives! Friday, June 14, at 2 p.m. All ages. Community Superhero Day – Meet community heroes from the Green Township Fire and Police departments. Friday, June 21, at 2 p.m. All ages Cape Crusaders – Create a cape for “missions.” Wednesday, June 26, 2 p.m. Registration required. Ages 6-12 And just like our superheroes have a variety of powers, you, too, have a variety of ways to participate in summer reading. Whether you’re an adult reading to a small child or perusing your favorite magazine; a teen reading a graphic novel or a kid discovering chapter books; someone who downloads e-books to your tablet, listens to audiobooks on your smartphone, or enjoys having a book in hand – it all counts! Register online at www.Cincinnati Pamela Healy is the senior children’s librarian at the Green Township Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Call 513-369-6095.

“Do you think Congress should approve the bill that would allow the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship, while also providing significant new investments in border security? Why or why not?

“The bill to allow 11 million illegal aliens to apply for citizenship is perplexing. It says you did something illegal and now we want to reward you. I am sure many of these folks are a great asset to the United States. But why not have them return to their original country then apply for citizen ship. Let’s get the good ones and leave the others to their home country. Romney spoke of the 47% on the government dole; the next candidate may have to raise that percentage. I suspect Obama may have picked up 11 million more votes for both his party and Obamacare services. The new majority will get larger. The new minority paying taxes will get smaller. Go Figure!” T.D.T.

“Before I even consider the question, I have to wonder ... how on earth did 11 million illegals get into this country? Eleven million? “If the government has done such a poor job of securing our borders one has to wonder how they will implement any laws to correct this. “My true opinion is that we should deport every one of them and allow them to apply for admission to this country like they should have done in the first place. But since that will never happen, I guess the next best thing is to allow them to apply and then weed out the criminals and send those people back to where they came from, no excuses. “What’s sad is that immigrants are the backbone of this country. Every one of us were immigrants, whether this generation or somewhere long ago. However, my ancestors applied and waited their turn, and so should everyone else. “This open door policy has put this country in grave danger.” J.K.

“Absolutely not! To reward criminals by waiving punishment and granting them amnesty is totally wrong. “It’s especially unfair to the many people who have fol-



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lowed the rules and have applied for and are waiting for citizenship. The citizenship process should strengthen the U.S. by allowing qualified and desirable immigrants citizenship and not reward illegal aliens who broke the law by sneaking into and hiding in the country. “The first step of any immigration policy should be to secure the borders.” P.C.

“Nope. Illegal (not the politically correct word “unauthorized”) means just that ... illegal. “Those who break the law should be punished like anyone else. They should be forced to go back home, but could be offered the opportunity to come back in a legal manner later. “Border security should be a priority. Not only do many of these folks become a drain on legal taxpayers in the form of free medical, welfare and Social Security payments, but many of them will enter the U.S. just to have their babies here so that they can collect funds from highly taxed Americans. “I know for a fact that my disabled veteran son gets about one-third of what these people can receive just for giving birth within our borders. Even legal visitors can get this money simply for having their babies while they are here. “Giveaways to non-citizens need to stop. We can no longer afford to pay out this kind of money when our injured soldiers are suffering and legal citizens are struggling to put food on their tables.” C.H.

“This nation is populated almost exclusively by immigrants. In the short run, we should address the problem effectively, and the proposed legislation sounds like a step in the right direction. “But in the long run, the United States must learn more about assisting the economies

of nations which are the source of disproportionate numbers of immigrants, and we must work harder to overcome the forces within our borders and beyond which oppose population education and control. “Otherwise this is a rearguard action with no hope of success.” N.F.

“No, I don’t think Congress should allow 11 million ILLEGAL ALIENS to apply for citizenship. “My wife is an immigrant and this “amnesty” is a slap in the face to her and anyone else that’s gone through the legal immigration process.” J.S.K.

“If the Republicans fall for this they will never occupy the White House again. “Obama’s vision of the U.S. becoming a western European socialist state will become a reality. The Democrats look upon our friends from south of the border as 11 million Democrat votes with absolutely no concern for the impact on medical and social services here in the U.S. “Furthermore, the border will never be secured. The Democrats do not want a secure border; they would be happy with an open border. “The Republicans do not have the will to do the hard work required to properly secure the border. “I have no problem with a pathway to LEGAL RESIDENCY, but citizenship for people who obviously don’t respect our laws should not be available. After 20 years of legal residency, paying taxes and following our laws, they could then apply for citizenship.” D.J.H.

“We should always welcome immigrants; it’s one of the unwritten principles we were founded upon that people come here from other lands. “All of us come from somewhere else unless we’re Native American. Borders only need to be watched more closely because of Mexican drug cartels infiltrating. “A lot of the rest of the bluster about border security is paranoia, especially in Arizona.” TRog

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zenship applications filed by applicants who are already here, illegally – especially 11 million of them! “And I believe the president and Congress will utterly fail, as they have so many times before, to secure our southern border. R.V.

May 22 question Do you think IRS officials targeting of conservative groups is a one-time mistake or does a culture of abusing its power exist within the organization? Why or why not?

“A person would have to have an IQ of zero to ‘not connect the dots and see the continuing attacks on our Constitution, attacks on the decisions of the Supreme Court and attacks on our Congress by the administrative branch of the United States government. “When people or businesses or religious organizations that provide vocal support for the U.S. Constitution over the last four years are targeted not only by the IRS but targeted (not coincidentally) at the same time for investigations by other agencies such as Environmental Protection Agency, OSHA, the FBI and the Tobacco and Firearms Division, you know that there is an organized plan at the highest level of government to undermine America. Ask Hobby Lobby. Ask the Catholic Church, and ask the tea party movement about White House targeting. “The continuing lies and cover up by the White House and Attorney General Eric Holder about the Fast and Furious gun running project to Mexico drug gangs, the Benghazi, Libya, torture and slaughters and cover up, the IRS targeting scheme of religious and conservative organizations, the AP news service and Fox News reporters illegal investigations of reporters personal correspondence, the coverup of national voter fraud, the denial of radical Islamists at war with Western society, the denial of knowledge by the White House of all world events until stories are read in a newspaper. Who are you kidding? Yes, abuse of power shows a war against the Constitution of the United States directed by the White House and the Department of Justice.”

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






PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES Valedictorian Samantha Nissen speaks to her classmates during graduation ceremonies at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

McAuley President Cheryl Sucher gives a final word to seniors waiting to process into the hall for graduation before she leads them in a final prayer as McAuley students. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

MCAULEY CLASS OF 2013 GRADUATES McAuley seniors posed for photos with friends before commencement exercises began. Shooting the photo is Holly Petrocelli, daughter of Kim and Dan Petrocelli of Colerain Township. Posing from left are Beth Davish, daughter of Sue and Kurt Davish of Harrison and Andrea Trach, daughter of Robert and Jane Trach of Bridgetown. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The 167 members of the McAuley High School Class of 2013 celebrated graduation May 22 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. This was the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50th graduating class. Salutatorian was Danielle Reynolds and Valedictorian was Samantha Nissen. Recipient of the Archbishop McNicholas Award, outstanding senior was Cara Walden. Receiving the Sister Mary Ellen Robers Alumnae Service Award, McAuley Service was Bridget Rodin and recipient of the Circle of Mercy Service Award, Community Service was Andrea Trach.

McAuley seniors Kelly Neeb, daughter of Greg and Kathy Neeb of Colerain Township, Paide Rinear, daughter of Rob and Lynne Rinear of White Oak, and Rachel Pierani, daughter of Randy and Michele Pierani of Bright, Ind., share a group hug before graduation. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Seniors represent for U.C. From left are Gabby Stepaniak, daughter of Matt and Patty Stepaniak, Jessica Rosselot, daughter of Paul and Tami Rosselot, all of Colerain Township, and Leslie Adams, daughter of Nancy and Ken Adams, Fairfield. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

McAuley graduate Erin Schoenling is all smiles as she walks with her mom Jodie Schoenling following graduation ceremonies at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. JENNIE

Seniors Katie Branscum, left, and Megan Zelasko greet one another in the lobby as they prepare to go into graduation ceremonies at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

Liz Bren, daughter of Wes and Charlene Bren, Springfield Township, carries a rose into graduation ceremonies at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY




Cheryl Sucher, president of McAuley HIgh School, hugs Mollie Effler, daughter of Mary and Pete Effler, as she arrives in her Notre Dame T-shirt before graduation. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

McAuley High School Salutatorian Danielle Reynolds, left, and Valedictorian Samantha Nissen at graduation ceremonies at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

McAuley seniors wait to receive their diplomas at graduation. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JUNE 6 Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Beginner-level dance class open to all capable ages. Wear smooth-soled shoes. With instructors Betty and Estil Owens. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 671-7219; Springfield Township. Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, 651 W. Sharon Road, Low-impact activity to improve your mind, body and spirit. Ages 9 and up. $5. Presented by Happy Time Squares. 232-1303. Forest Park.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Daytime class ages 50 and up on Thursdays. Evening class ages 18 and up on Mondays. Bring mat and engage in stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. $6. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor-led, mixing core, strength and cardio. For ages 65 and up. $3, free with participating insurance companies. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Variety of local, healthful foods. Beginning in May with greens and asparagus and mulch and plants for your garden. Strawberries and wide variety of summer produce. Food truck, music and special events on Thursdays beginning in June. Presented by College Hill Farm Market. 542-0007; College Hill.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke Thursdays with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, 385-1005. Colerain Township. Open Mic Night with the Toddy O Band, 8 p.m.-midnight, Junior’s Tavern, 1839 W. Galbraith Road, Free. 729-0416. North College Hill.

On Stage - Dance Cinderella, 7 p.m., St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Classic production, adapted and choreographed by Daniel R. Simmons. Features principal guest artists Erica de la O and Kristopher Wojtera of Louisville Ballet and students of Ballet Theatre Midwest Academy. $15-$20. Presented by Ballet Theatre Midwest. 5202334; Finneytown.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 Education Portable Production Video Workshop, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Waycross Community Media, 2086 Waycross Road, Everything you need to know to produce your own program. Highlights include DV camcorder etiquette and usage, optimal audio in small spaces, portable threepoint lighting and shot composition. $50, $25 residents. Registration required. Through Nov. 9. 825-2429; Workshop_Registration.html. Forest Park.

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

Fresh Music and Fresh Air, 7-9 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Church of the Assumption Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, Church of the Assumption, Fireworks display. 521-7274. Mount Healthy. St. Bernard Summer Festival, 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m., St. Bernard Church, Music by Ryan Broshear. Free. 353-4207; Colerain Township. Three C’s Nursery School 45th Anniversary Celebration, 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Scavenger hike, family fun fest, dinner, silent auction and music by Eric and Brittany Hauck. Price varies per event. Registration required. Presented by Three C’s Nursery School. 541-5676; College Hill.

Support Groups Strengths in Marriage, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Learn how to communicate with new language to grow your marriage into a stronger one. Free. 9315777. Finneytown.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 Exercise Classes Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $3, free with participating insurance companies. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 481-1914; Cheviot.

Festivals Church of the Assumption Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Church of the Assumption, 7711

Western Hills Music School of Rock, 10-11 a.m., Western Hills Music, 4310 Harrison Ave., Group classes to explore basics of drums, bass, guitar, voice and keyboards with other budding rock stars. Monday-Friday. For ages 7-12 and 12-17. $75. Registration required. 598-9000; Western Hills. Mini Pops Summer Strings, 6-8 p.m., Western Hills Music, 4310 Harrison Ave., Experience of an ensemble with popular music and opportunity to perform. Must have two years experience. Monday-Friday. Saturday dress rehearsal and performance. For ages 7-12 and adults. $125. Registration required. 289-2575; Western Hills.

Carole Walker, 7:30-9:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Songwriter and spoken word and poems artist. Free, tips welcome. 542-2739; College Hill.


Summer Camps - Arts

Summer Camps - Arts

Music - Acoustic

Music - Concerts

Waycross Summer Film Workshop for Kids, 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., Waycross Community Media, 2086 Waycross Road, Grades 6-8. Thursdays through Aug. 9, also Aug. 16, no class July 4. Workshop led by Cincinnati filmmaker Bob Leibold will expose students to the process of filmmaking, the mechanics of creating a short movie an audience will watch. $100. Reservations required. 825-2429; Forest Park.

Meditation Part 2, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, With the Rev. Paul Ruwe, instructor of spiritual theology at the Athenaeum of Ohio. Follow-up to the recent parish mission on the use of meditation in prayer. Free. 825-8626. Greenhills.

Joseph St., Fish dinner available for purchase. Food available: hamburgers, brats, metts, fried foods, corn, sauerkraut balls, funnel cakes and more. 5217274. Mount Healthy. St. Bernard Summer Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Bernard Church, 7130 Harrison Ave., Music by The Remains. Brats, metts, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, City Barbeque and NYPD Pizza available. Rides, games and raffles. Beer garden with alcohol available for purchase with ID. Free. Through June 9. 353-4207; Colerain Township.

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

Music - Acoustic Bridge St. Duo, 7:30-9:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Mike Biere, guitarist, and John Ley guitarist and harmonica, perform favorite classics. Free, tips welcome. 542-2739; College Hill.

Summer Camps - Horses

Elizabeth Maxfield checks the goldfish she won at last year’s St. Bernard Summer Festival. This year’s festival is 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, June 7, 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, and 2-10 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the church, 7130 Harrison Ave. For more information, call 353-4207 or visit FILE PHOTO

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On Stage - Dance Cinderella, 2 p.m., St. Xavier High School, $15-$20. 520-2334; Finneytown.

Shopping Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., North College Hill City Center, 1500 W. Galbraith Road. Presented by Disabled American Veterans Chapter 115. 253-6642. North College Hill.

Summer Camps - Horses Summer Horse Camps: One Week and Full-Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Riding Center. Session 4. Through July 14. Campers learn about safety, breeds, colors and markings, anatomy, grooming, tacking and riding lessons. Two week, half-day camps. Ages 7-17. $310; $248 Session 3; vehicle permit required. Registration required online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through July 29. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 Festivals Church of the Assumption Festival, Noon-10 p.m., Church of the Assumption, Old-fashioned chicken dinner available for purchase. Elvis show performance. 521-7274. Mount Healthy. St. Bernard Summer Festival, 2-10 p.m., St. Bernard Church, Free. Music by The Menus. Ron’s Roost Chicken dinner 1-7 p.m., $11. 353-4207; Colerain Township.

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

On Stage - Dance Cinderella, 2 p.m., St. Xavier High School, $15-$20. 520-2334; Finneytown.


Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., North College Hill City Center, 1500 W. Galbraith Road. Presented by Disabled American Veterans Chapter 115. 253-6642. North College Hill.

MONDAY, JUNE 10 Clubs & Organizations Monthly Business Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, Mount Healthy Christian Village, 8097 Hamilton Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc. 923-1985; Mount Healthy.

Dance Classes Old School Hip-Hop Dance Classes, 8-9 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor Brody Pille starts with basics and adds movements. Learn reversing, popping and ticking movements. For ages 14 and up. $5. Through July 29. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $6. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Pilates Class, 11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road .Instructor Celine Kirby leads core-strengthening exercises using bands and weights. Bring yoga mat. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Incorporates variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Registration required. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; Springfield Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $3, free with participating insurance companies. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Music - Blues Blues and Jazz Jam, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Featuring rotating musicians each week. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

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Summer Horse Camps: Two week and Half-Day Camps, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Riding Center. Through June 21. Campers learn about safety, breeds, colors and markings, anatomy, grooming, tacking and riding lessons. Ages 7-17. $310. Registration required online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. Summer Horse Camps: One Week and Full-Day, 9 a.m.noon and 1-4 p.m., Winton Woods, Through June 21. $310; vehicle permit required. Registration required online. 5217275. Springfield Township.

Summer Camps Miscellaneous Great Outdoors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Session 1. Daily through June 14. Outdoor recreation including fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, camping, horseback riding and obstacle courses, rope and wall climbing. Ages 8-14. $280 per person. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275, ext. 240; Springfield Township.

Support Groups Strengths Based Career Management, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Identify how to leverage your strengths to reach your goals. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11 Dance Classes New Beginner Western Square Dancing Class, 7:309:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No experience necessary.Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 860-4746; Springfield Township.

Summer Camps - Horses Pony Camp, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Session A. Daily through June 13. Learn how to care for them. Take an assisted ride every day. Play horsey games and make crafts. Dress for weather. Ages 4-6. $90; vehicle permit required. Registration required online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-3276, ext. 100; Springfield Township.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 Dining Events Free Community Dinner, 5-7 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 5501 Hamilton Ave., Free dinner. Food is hearty, healthy and homemade by volunteers. Free. 541-2415. College Hill.

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

Health / Wellness Shoulder Talks, 6:30-7:30 p.m.,

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine-West, 6480 Harrison Ave., Dr. Robert Rolf speaks on options for shoulder pain relief. Includes refreshments. Free. Registration required. 354-7635; Green Township.

Music - Concerts Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, Pam Noah & Her 9 Piece Swing Band. With Funny Companie Clowns. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Village of Greenhills. 608-2141; Greenhills.

Religious - Community Celebration of Wholeness and Healing, 7-10 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 5501 Hamilton Ave., Multi-modal healing service. Healing prayer and laying on of hands for healing led by Hawley Todd. Healing drumming led by Bob Laake. Free. 541-2415. College Hill.

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

Support Groups Guided Meditations on Forgiveness, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Gentle process to help you through situations where hurt or bad feelings were never resolved. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, Free. 6717219; Springfield Township. Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, $5. 232-1303. Forest Park.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $6. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $3, free with participating insurance companies. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 542-0007; College Hill.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke Thursdays with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 385-1005. Colerain Township.

Music - Concerts Fresh Music and Fresh Air, 7-9 p.m., Winton Woods, Free; vehicle permit required. 5217275; Springfield Township.

Support Groups Strengths in Marriage, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, Free. 931-5777. Finneytown.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 Exercise Classes Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $3, free with participating insurance companies. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 481-1914; Cheviot.

Music - Acoustic Davis and Leigh, 7:30-9:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Mark Davis, vocals and guitar, and Steve Leigh, vocals, bass and guitar, perform a mix of old, newer and original tunes. Free, tips welcome. 542-2739; College Hill.



Rita shares Taste of Cincinnati recipes

My family’s tabouleh

This is the time of year I pick wild grape leaves for scooping up tabouleh. You also can use leaf lettuce. This is a “go to taste” recipe, wonderful as a main or side dish, or stuffed into pita for a sandwich. I keep tweaking the recipe and here’s my latest. Tabouleh uses bulghur cracked wheat (great for lowering cholesterol and a good source of fiber). Every family has their own version. (Check out my blog for the tabouleh video). 1 cup bulghur cracked wheat, No. 2 grind 5 medium tomatoes, chopped fine, skin left on 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin, white and green parts 1 bunch parsley, chopped fine 1 small bunch radishes, chopped fine (optional) 1 large English cucumber, chopped fine, skin left on 1 bell pepper, chopped fine Cumin to taste, start with 1 teaspoon Handful chopped mint and basil (optional) Salt and pepper

Olive, corn or safflower oil to taste (start with 4 tablespoons) Lemon juice to taste

Place wheat in bowl and rinse under cool water three times. (Why three times? Because my mom said so!). Leave about a 1⁄4 inch of water after the third rinse on top of the wheat to soften it. Let sit for 15-20 minutes, until water is absorbed and wheat is tender. Squeeze to drain any remaining liquid out. Meanwhile, mix vegetables: Add all vegetables in large bowl, mixing gently. Add cumin, mint, basil and salt and pepper. Add wheat, and mix well. Add oil, a little at a time, and mix. Taste for seasonings. Add lemon juice to taste.

Tip from Rita’s Kitchen

Be sure and buy cracked wheat that also says “bulghur” on the label so that it reconstitutes in cool water easily. Jungle Jim’s sells several grinds. I like the No. 2 grind.

Deb Goulding’s gazpacho with basil crème fraiche Deb’s recipe is on my blog at Cincinnati.Com/ blogs.

Mashed potato cakes with garlic

Boiling potatoes in their skins helps prevent sogginess. The egg holds potato mixture together. 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled 3 tablespoons butter, softened plus extra for frying 1 teaspoon minced garlic or to taste (optional) Palmful chopped parsley (optional) Salt and pepper 1 large egg, lightly beaten Oil, about 1 tablespoon

Cover potatoes with cold water and cook until tender. Drain and cool just until they can be handled and peeled. While still warm, mash

Rita’s family tabouleh recipe is chock full of fresh vegetables. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

and stir in butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Then add egg, combining well. Form 1⁄2 cupfuls into four four-inch cakes. (If you want to chill for 30 minutes or so before or after forming patties, that is OK.). Add 3 tablespoons butter and oil to skillet over medium-low heat. After butter quits foaming, add cakes and cook about 5 minutes on each side, or until golden, adding more butter if necessary.

South-of-the-border cinnamon sugar sprinkle For the reader who had pine nut sugar cookies in Santa Fe, topped with a sugar, cinnamon and cocoa mixture. “I can’t forget the haunting flavor of the topping and want to make some cookies,” she said.

Mix together 1 cup granulated sugar 1 generous tablespoon of cinnamon 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Can you help?

Carlos’ Restaurant’s chicken. Francine L. wants to make her husband a special birthday dinner, like the chicken dish from Carlos’ restaurant in Florence, now closed. He loved it so much that when they sat down, the waitress would automatically ask if he wanted Carlos chicken. “His heart is broken now that it’s closed.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.


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Thanks to all of you who stopped to chat while I was cooking up fun food with my friend and Price Hill Kroger executive chef Deb Goulding at the Taste of Cincinnati. This was a new venue for Taste. We were in the P&G Rita pavilion Heikenfeld surroundRITA’S KITCHEN ed by upscale restaurants offering amazing food. Our demo featured natural foods, including Deb’s gazpacho with basil crème fraiche and my tabouleh. The students from our various culinary schools helped prepped our food for 150 servings, and they did a wonderful job, chopping and mincing ingredients to perfection.



Eagle Riders help Honor Flight Tri-State

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INDEPENDENT BAPTIST FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 8580 Cheviot Rd., Colerain Twp 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor 9:30am Sunday School (all ages) 10:30am Sunday Morning Service Sunday Evening Service 6:30pm 7:00pm Wedn. Service/Awana RUI Addiction Recovery (Fri.) 7:00pm Active Youth, College, Senior Groups Exciting Music Dept, Deaf Ministry, Nursery

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

The Eagle Riders from the Cheviot Fraternal Order of Eagles will host their third annual motorcycle ride benefiting Honor Flight Tri-State on Saturday, June 15. The ride begins at the Cheviot city lot near the corner of Harrison and Glenmore avenues. THANKS TO IRENE VILTRAKIS

dies auxiliary and cochair of the Eagle Riders with her husband, Rome. “We can’t say thank you enough to those guys. They gave till it hurt sometimes, and we all owe them.” Described as a scramble, she said the 100-mile

motorcycle ride will start in the Cheviot municipal parking lot at Harrison and Glenmore avenues. Motorcyclists will depart at noon in groups in 15minute intervals. She said the ride features scheduled stops at the Lebanon, Hamilton



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Riders from the Cheviot Fraternal Order of Eagles are once again inviting bikers to join them in revving up their motorcycles to help World War II veterans get to Washington, D.C. The Eagles are sponsoring its third annual Honor Run benefiting Honor Flight Tri-State, a nonprofit group whose mission is to fly as many World War II veterans as possible to the nation’s capital to see their memorial. Honor Flight covers all the costs for the veterans who take the trip. This year’s run is set for Saturday, June 15. Registration begins at 10 a.m. “It’s our time to serve those who served for our freedom,” said Cheviot resident Irene Viltrakis, a member of the Eagles la-

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DEATHS Margery Doughman Margery Steffens Doughman, 85, died May 20. Survived by sons Gordon (Linda), Jeff (Nancy) Doughman; grandchildren Steve (Emily), Chris (Christina) Doughman, Jenni (Drew) Thompson; great-grandchildren Linnea, Sofia, Maia, Seth, Rachel, Abby, Mark Doughman, Landon Thompson; Doughman step-siblings Phil (Marie) Bauer, Joy (late Charlie) Feiler. Preceded in death by husband Harold Doughman. Services were May 24 at Northwest Community Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to Northwest Community Church.

Lillian Eisenschmidt Lillian Witschger Eisenschmidt, 102, Green Township, died May 23. Survived by sister Betty Ritterholz; nephews Dennis Hamilton, Robert, Raymond Eisenschmidt. Preceded in death by husband Milton Eisenschmidt. Services were May Eisenschmidt 28 at NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Mercy West Park Angel Fund.

Joseph Emmrich Joseph A. Emmrich, 88, Green Township, died May 28. He owned a trailer park. Survived by children Judy (Mike) Flynn, Joe (the late Cheryl Minniear), Bob, Tim (Brenda), Nancy (Mollie Douglass), Dave Emmrich; grandchildren Jill, Kevin, Kim, Colette, Haley, Andy; great-grandchildren Allie, Alex, Adam, Scott, Natalie, Conner, Clare, Scarlet; niece Marsha Ezrow, nephew Mark Radel. Preceded in death by wife Virginia “Ginny” Emmrich. Services were June 1 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Lawrence Education Fund, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

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Township, died Dec. 23. She was a teacher, retiring after over 30 years with the Forest Park/Greenhills school district. Survived by siblings Ray (Connie), Gilbert John (Jeanna) Gilbert, Shirley (Bob) Rekers, Rose (Charles) Shaw; sister-inlaw Shirley Gilbert; brother-in-law Bob Slagle; nieces and nephews Richard, Tom (Diana), Mike, Carol Gilbert, Linda (John) Bush, Pam (David) Anspach, Chip (Barb) Shaw, Sue (Linn) Van Woerkom, Anne (Bob) Duff; many great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Chuck Gilbert, Harriett Slagle, nephew Jack Gilbert. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road.

Gladys Grisham Gladys Brown Grisham, 82, died May 17. Survived by children Ronald, Sharon Grisham, Arlette Mellman, Diana Raumpersad, Gwendolyn Weiblinger; siblings Higla, Lucille, Ray, Roy, Chris, Patsy, Sandra; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Ralph, Dorothy, Thelma. Services were May 25 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home.

Ronald Hummeldorf Ronald E. Hummeldorf, 76, Colerain Township, died May 29. Survived by wife Barbara Hummeldorf; children Douglas, Jeff (Julie) Hummeldorf, Vicki (Rod) Proctor; grandchildren Kristen, Mitchell, Dexter, Hummeldorf Karlee, Jordan, Jacob; sister Karen (Ron) Rolfes; friends Al, Vada Hammann.

Services were June 1 at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Ann Church.

Allen Maddock Allen Maddock, 54, Green Township, died May 27. Survived by wife Patricia Maddock; children Jeremy, Nicole, Paul Maddock; mother Susan Chartrand; brother John (Mel) Pennington; mother-in-law M. Thelma Lockwood; many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews, Maddock brothers and sistersin-law. Preceded in death by sister Debra Maddock, father-in-law Stanley Lockwood. Services were May 31 at Our Lady of the Visitation. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Ralph Mentrup Ralph M. Mentrup, 64, Green Township, died May 29. Survived by siblings Alberta, Carol Jean Sullivan, Loretta (Glenn Sr.) Johnston, Larry Mentrup; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Carl, Elizabeth Mentrup, brothers Charles, George, Joe Mentrup. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

Carl Ossenschmidt Carl Henry Ossenschmidt, 79, Colerain Township, died May 24. Survived by wife Patricia Ossenschmidt; children Sandra, Michael Ossenschmidt, Kathie Smith; grandchildren Mackenzie, Samantha, William, Katie; daughter- and son-in-law Jennifer Ossenschmidt, Richard Smith.

Services were June 2 at Northwest Community Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the donor's favorite animal shelter.

Ferd Popp Ferdinand “Ferd” Popp, 90, died May 28. Survived by sisters Marce (late Bob) Ruter, Mary Ann (late Fred) Alcorn; friends Barb and Bill Ripple; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Reeva Popp, sisters Gertrude Gardner, Dorothy Habig. Services were June 1 at Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Honor Flight Tristate, 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

Edna Rick Edna Bocklet-Wilmoth Rick, 96, White Oak, died May 28. Survived by children Janet CarmackYunker, Albert Bocklet; grandchildren Thomas Carmack, Debbie (Tom) Carmack-Szurlinski, Scott (Judy), Daniel (Sue), Kevin (Mary) Bocklet; great-grandchildren Nicholas, Michelle, Rick Sarah, Heather, Jake, Elizabeth. Preceded in death by husbands Jacob Rick, William Bocklet, son William Bocklet. Services were June 1 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.

Bill Schueler Wilfred Edward “Bill” Schueler, 88, Green Township, died May 26. He was co-owner of Schueler’s Seven Kitchens and Wedding Halls, and V.I.P. Pizza. Survived by wife Juanita Schueler; children Pam (Lloyd) Thompson, Kim Schueler; grandchildren Zachary Thompson, Darcie (Trent) Sutherland, Breeze (Adam) Walter, Tara (Steven) Sherman; great-grandchildren Wyatt, Wayde Sutherland, Alanah Walter, Stevie, Lexie Sherman; brother Donald (Jackie) Schueler. Preceded in death by brother Arthur (Margaret) Schueler. Arrangements by Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to Pilgrim United Church of Christ.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations Bryon G. Trapp, born 1958, assault, 5460 Bahama Terrace, May 21. Camilla Horton, born 1987, disorderly conduct, 5466 Bahama Terrace, May 21. Clevester Steele, born 1991, possession of an open flask, 5100 Colerain Ave., May 20. Clifford Hill, born 1963, criminal damaging or endangering, felonious assault, 5804 Hamilton Ave., May 23. Cory M. Flick, born 1988, possession of drug abuse instruments, 2651 W. North Bend Road, May 21. David A. Lewis, born 1970, domestic violence, 5201 Horizonvue Drive, May 22. Donte S. Siler, born 1989, misdemeanor drug possession, 6056 Winton Road, May 22. Edmund H Burnam, born 1967, disorderly conduct, 2532 Flanigan Court, May 18. Ernest Massey, born 1984, theft $300 to $5000, 6240 Cary Ave., May 23. Joseph Camarca, born 1959, felonious assault, 1501 Cedar Ave., May 21. Justin Wrenn, born 1990, possession of drugs, 5372 Bahama Terrace, May 16. Lee Gaines, born 1975, aggravated menacing, domestic violence, 1963 W. North Bend Road, May 23. Mikal Sherman, born 1957, criminal trespassing, 5804 Hamilton Ave., May 23. Suriyan N. Dukes, born 1992, disorderly conduct, 4872 Hawaiian Terrace, May 20. Terrick Lomax, born 1991, possession of drugs, 5372 Bahama Terrace, May 16. Tyrone Waller, born 1954, assault, 2564 Kipling Ave., May 23. Willie Lindsey, born 1970, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2720 W. North Bend Road, May 24.

Incidents/reports Assault 5369 Bahama Terrace, May 21. 5460 Bahama Terrace, May 21. Burglary 6111 Gladys Ave., May 22. 2502 Flanigan Court, May 22. 4878 Hawaiian Terrace, May 20. Criminal damaging/endangering 1090 Elda Lane, May 16. 5804 Hamilton Ave., May 21. 6220 Cary Ave., May 22. 4879 Hawaiian Terrace, May 17.

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B6 4916 Hawaiian Terrace, May 23. Domestic violence Reported on Chesterfield Court, May 16. Reported on Hawaiian Terrace, May 18. Reported on Horizonvue Drive, May 22. Reported on Bahama Terrace, May 19. Felonious assault 1504 Cedar Ave., May 21. 1632 Linden Drive, May 20. 5804 Hamilton Ave., May 21. Menacing 1910 Savannah Way, May 22. Rape Reported on Savannah Way, May 20. Taking the identity of another 5658 Shadymist Lane, May 16. Theft 1903 Bluebell Drive, May 23. 5731 Pearton Court, May 20. 2974 Highforest Lane, May 20. 4796 Hawaiian Terrace, May 18. 5061 Colerain Ave., May 17. 5083 Colerain Ave., May 24.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Janaya Riggins, 23, 1704 Vine St., theft, tampering with evidence at 9500 Colerain Ave., May 15. Maria Brewster, 44, 1007 Kemper Road, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 15. Yahriel Cue, 21, 1605 Broadway St., theft at 9501 Colerain Ave., May 15. Niles Bullock, 31, 2846 Honesdale, theft at 2846 Honesdale, May 16. Kimberly Dotson, 31, 3212 Harry Lee Lane, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 16. Michael Hamilton, 27, 9919 Crusader Drive, theft at 1000 Sycamore, May 16. Destine Stevens, 18, 2260 W. Kemper, disorderly conduct at 2302 W Galbraith Road, May 15. Dennis Johnson, 44, 10288 September Drive, violation of protection order at 10266 Pottinger, May 17. Daisha Brown, 22, 5869 Renee Court, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 17. Brandon Hoops, 20, 2334 Fulbourne Drive, assault at 2334 Fulbourne, May 20. Joshua Pierce, 33, 2353 Laurel Nicholsville, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 20. Clarence Cody, 29, 3779 President Drive, obstructing official business at 9501 Colerain Ave., May 20. Joshua Neal, 32, 3437 Hollyglen Court, theft at 3461 Joseph Road, May 20. Jacob Haynes, 18, 6985 Colerain Ave., theft at 6401 Colerain Ave., May 21. Alex Shaver, 19, 2811 Lookover Drive, vandalism at 2003 W Galbraith road, May 21. Adell Johnson, 30, 2672 North Bend Road, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 21. Anita Howard, 37, 7451 Colerain Ave., theft, criminal trespassing at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 21.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at Byrneside Drive, May 16. Victim struck at 2334 Fulbourne, May 19. Victim struck at Pippin Road, May 19. Burglary Residence entered at 3815 Woodsong Drive, May 16. Residence entered and safe of unknown value removed at 3411 Springdale, May 15. Laptops of unknown value removed at 6023 Blue Rock Road, May 20. Criminal damaging Eggs thrown at vehicle at 8755 Planet Drive, May 16. Vehicle damaged at 2512 Grosvenor Drive, May 19. Residence door damaged at 10534 Pippin Road, May 19. Criminal simulation Reported at 9505 Colerain Ave., May 15. Menacing Victim threatened at 2711 Banning Road, May 20. Robbery Victim threatened at 3250 Rocker Drive, May 20. Victim reported at 7600 Colerain Ave., May 20. Sexual assault Victim reported at W Galbraith Road, May 18. Theft Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8920 Cheviot Road, May 14. Seats removed from vehicle at

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600 » Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323 » Hamilton County: Sheriff Jim Neil, 825-1500 » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300 8733 Colerain Ave., May 14. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 15. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 9500 Colerain Ave., May 15. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., May 15. Generator of unknown value removed at 2829 Rocky Ridge Road, May 15. Reported at 3390 Compton Road, May 15. Reported at 11435 Hamilton Ave., May 16. Phone of unknown value removed at 9870 Colerain Ave., May 16. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 10235 Colerain Ave., May 17. Attempt made at 11901 Hamilton Ave., May 16. Merchandise valued at $70 removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 17. Account accessed without consent at 3408 Melodymanor Drive, May 16. Credit card used without consent at 9760 Colerain Ave., May 19. Reported at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., May 20. Items of unknown value removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 20. Victim reported at 9911 Colerain Ave., May 20. $6 in merchandise removed at 6401 Colerain Ave., May 20. Victim reported at 8437 Colerain Ave., March 14. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 21. Vandalism Victim reported at 8854 Pippin Road, May 20.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Erin K. Martin, 26, 4050 Hutchinson Road, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., May 19. Colleen C. Doyle, 34, 5578 Surrey Ave., possessing drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension at 6433 Glenway Ave., May 19. Graham M. Gardner, 20, 11288 Lincolnshire, possession of marijuana at North Bend Road and Boomer Road, May 19. Orlando J. Stomer, 22, 3921 Mack Road, drug possession at 5213 North Bend Road, May 19. Kyle D. Burries, 23, 7570 Bridge Point Drive, drug possession and drug paraphernalia at Race Road and Raceview Avenue, May 20. Mark Andrews, 19, 5350 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 1, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 5623 Cheviot Road, May 19. James D. Maness, 47, 634 Delhi Ave., violating protection order at 1000 Sycamore St., May 20. Tyler Moore, 25, 3729 Herbert Ave. No. 1, possessing drug abuse instrument at 3582 Church Lane, May 21. Troy Scholl, 19, 4237 School Section Road, violating protection order and possession of drugs at School Section Road and Harrison Avenue, May 21. Juvenile, 17, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., May 22. Louis B. Creager, 50, 2883 Harrison Ave. Apt. A8, possession of drug paraphernalia at 6584 Glenway Ave., May 22. Anthony Schroeder, 35, 7578 Bridge Point Drive, domestic violence at 7578 Bridge Point Drive, May 23. Leslie A. Bryant-Birch, 33, 105 Promontory Drive, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., May 23. Charles Hernandez, 25, 2557 Brookstone Way, drug abuse, possessing drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and warrants at Harrison Avenue and Lee Court, May 24. Juvenile, 15, theft at 3715 Ebenezer Road, May 24. Juvenile, 15, theft at 3715 Ebenezer Road, May 24. Marci A. Thimmig, 34, 3732 N. Dearborn Road, theft at 6550

Harrison Ave., May 24. Andrew T. Sykes, 36, 3732 N. Dearborn Road, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., May 24. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, May 15. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, May 15. April D. Chappie, 31, 3713 Meadowview, failure to confine dog at 3713 Meadowview, May 24.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery Two suspects, one of whom had a handgun, robbed money from cash register at BP Express at 3295 North Bend Road, May 22. Burglary Money, ring and laptop computer stolen from home at 6665 Muddy Creek, May 20. Television stolen from home at 5263 Haft Road, May 20. Jar filled with change stolen from home at 3354 Harwinton Lane, May 22. Several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 2710 Diehl Road, May 22. Suspect attempted to force their way into home during burglary attempt, but no entry was made at 5215 Ralph Ave., May 24. Criminal damaging Front window broken on home at 2859 Robers Ave., May 18. Five concrete stepping stones, two chairs and two ashtrays damaged at Receptions banquet center at 3302 Westbourne Drive, May 22. Criminal mischief Paintballs shot at front door on home at 3739 Ebenezer Road, May 23. Domestic dispute Argument between man and woman at Bridgetown Road, May 19. Argument between man and woman at Harrison Avenue, May 22. Misuse of credit cards Victim had their credit card used to make several unauthorized purchases at 5452 Philloret Drive, May 23. Theft Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 2026 Earlwood Court, May 19. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 5611 Sprucewood Drive, May 20. Cellphone case stolen from Verizon Wireless at 6302 Harrison Ave., May 20. Ring stolen from home at 6243 Harwinton Lane, May 21. Money stolen from vehicle at 3101 Sunnyhollow Lane, May 21. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 5564 Fairwood Road, May 21. Cellphone stolen from victim when it was set down at a game booth at St. Aloysius

Gonzaga festival at 4390 Bridgetown Road, May 21. Vehicle stolen from home at 5513 Belcross, May 21. Three wood trim guns, plumbing box, tool box, assorted hand tools, laser level, grinder, sander, assorted plumbing and electrical supplies, miter box, planer, saw, impact drill and jigsaw stolen from vehicle at 5643 Breezewood Drive, May 21. Two subwoofers, two amplifiers, capacitor and stereo box stolen from vehicle at 3420 Moonridge, May 22. Five personal checks stolen from victim, and two of the checks were forged and cashed at 2249 Townsend Road, May 22. Notebook computer stolen when left behind at car wash at 4510 Bridgetown Road, May 22. Purse stolen from vehicle at 5654 Surrey Ave., May 22. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 5675 Cheviot Road No. 1, May 22. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 5405 Bluesky Drive, May 22. Vehicle stolen from home at 3727 Vollmer Place, May 22. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 6383 Glenway Ave., May 23. Copper fitting stolen from home’s air conditioning unit at 4213 Victorian Green Drive No. 6, May 23. Wallet and contents stolen from purse in room at Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 4320 Bridgetown Road, May 23. Money stolen from Bridgetown Drive Thru at 6364 Bridgetown Road, May 24. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 2915 Timberview Drive, May 24. Vacuum cleaner stolen from Sam’s Club at 5375 North Bend Road, May 24. Pair of sunglasses stolen from Sam’s Club at 5375 North Bend Road, May 24. Vehicle stolen from home at 3125 Diehl Road, May 24. Vehicular vandalism Rock thrown at vehicle while traveling, causing damage to vehicle’s hub cap at 5428 Audro Drive, May 23.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Aleisha Matthews, 25, 1572 Pleasant Run Drive, theft at 10960 Hamilton Ave., May 13. Juvenile female, 16, domestic at Dalbren Lane, May 13. Derrick Pitts, 42, 10941 Tangleberry Court, criminal damaging at 10753 Sprucehill Drive, May 14. Aaron Cooper, 26, 1570 Meredith Drive, domestic at 1570 Meredith, May 14. Juvenile male, 14, obstructing official business at 1586 Pleasant Run Drive, May 14. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, May 16. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 8016 Fontainebleau Terrace, May 16. Juvenile male, 14, carrying concealed weapon at 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, May 17. Juvenile female, 16, assault at 8101 Hamilton Ave., May 17. Milo Marshall, 32, 1260 Section Road, assault at 1260 Section

Road, May 18. John Rak, 46, 2040 Hauck Road, theft at 8421 Winton Road, May 18. Joseph Herzog, 46, drug paraphernalia at 8578 Winton Road, May 18. Vincent Todd, 48, 6136 Tahiti Drive, theft at 969 North Bend Road, May 18. Lisa Grace, 43, 1549 Meredith Drive, disorderly conduct at 1072 Wellspring Drive, May 19.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at 1024 Wellsprings Drive, May 15. Victim struck at Ross and Section, May 16. Burglary Attempt made at 1622 Forester Drive, May 13. Residence entered at 7500 Edgemont Road, May 15. Residence entered at 1572 Pleasant Run Drive, May 16. Criminal damaging Victim reported at 10941 Tangleberry Court, May 14. Victim reported sign burned at 2066 Miles Road, May 17. Victim reported at 9886 Lorelei Drive, May 18. Domestic Victim reported at Golfway, May 16. Identity theft Victim reported at 9343 Long Lane, May 3. Victim reported at 9343 Long Lane, May 3. Theft Victim reported at 9176 Winton Road, May 6. Game player valued at $260 removed at 8537 Winton, May

6. Vehicle removed at 917 Galbraith Road, May 7. Lab equipment and book bag valued at $150 removed at 10303 Mill road, May 11. Power mower valued at $150 removed at 9720 Helmsley Way, May 12. Prescription drugs removed at 1574 Pleasant Run, May 10. Victim reported at 9176 Winton Road, May 6. Game player valued at $260 removed at 8537 Winton, May 6. Vehicle removed at 917 Galbraith Road, May 7. Lab equipment and book bag valued at $150 removed at 10303 Mill road, May 11. Power mower valued at $150 removed at 9720 Helmsley Way, May 12. Prescription drugs removed at 1574 Pleasant Run, May 10. Robbery Victim threatened and struck at 829 Compton Road, May 14. Theft Keyboard of unknown value removed at 8342 Marley St., May 13. Reported at 10811 Hamilton Ave., May 14. AC unit of unknown value removed at 10850 Birchridge Drive, May 14. Jewelry valued at $2,000 removed at 722 Compton Road, May 11. Reported at 1582 Pleasant Run Drive, May 17. $101 in merchandise not paid for at 8421 Winton Road, May 18. Debit card removed at 9990 Winton Road, May 18.

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2676 Altura Drive: Kent, Julie Bramlage to Dahal, Gopi and Hari ; $82,000. 2688 Barthas Place: Benjelloun, Mounssif and Kristi to U.S. Bank NA Tr. ; $32,000. 2471 Berthbrook Drive: Chatterton, Betty J. to Federal National Mortgage Association ; $26,000. 3178 Blueacres Drive: Newell, Douglas C. and Mary M. to D&P Rentals LLC ; $126,000. 9395 Coogan Drive: Coates, Mary M. to Federal Natinal Mortgage Association ; $44,000. 4485 Day Road: Logan, Patricia A. Tr. to Hinrichs, John P. and Carol A. ; $295,000. 3247 Donnybrook Lane: FV-I Inc. Tr. to Hanekom, Wilfred and Rebecca ; $46,500. 4559 Dry Ridge Road: Miehman, William to Percy, Donna J.; $119,000. Dry Ridge Road: Oelrich, Gregory W. and Lynn K. to Hoffman, James Joseph and Donna Kathleen ; $28,000. 9684 Dunraven Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Molloy, R. David; $36,100. 9325 Erin Drive: Hinrichs, John P. Tr. and Carol A. Tr. to Henry,

Kevin M. and Melisa C. ; $192,900. 2670 Geraldine Drive: Brinkmann, Alvina to Miller, Patrick M.; $72,000. 2780 Geraldine Drive: Nic Roy Investments LLC to Carter, Ronald Jr.; $107,000. 2539 Grant Ave.: Smallwood, Luther to PNMAC Mort Opp Fund Inv; $38,000. 9990 Greenriver Drive: Helping Hand Properties LLC to Lail, Elliott D.; $96,500. 3228 Heritage Square Drive: O’Connor, Donald G. to Wissing, George B. Tr.; $47,500. 3240 Lillwood Lane: Reed Property Group LLC to Bryant, Tchernavein L.; $105,000. 2759 Mancelona Court: Brown, Shane L. to Federal National Mortgage Association ; $87,360. 3378 Melodymanor Drive: Kampschmidt, Kevin R. to Oli, Devi C. and Ganga M. ; $111,250. 3120 New Year Drive: Cash, Dustin R. to Whalen, Jay O; $106,000. 3324 Niagara St. : Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to REO Distribution LLC; $6,500. 4121 Philnoll Drive: Bauscher, Dorothy E. to Fisher, Joseph R.;

$170,000. 10212 Pottinger Road: Ayotte, Todd L. to Wright-Patt Credit Union Inc. ; $52,000. 3263 Rinda Lane: Federal National Mortgage Association to Forbus, Ronald E. Sr.; $11,501. 2969 Spruceway Drive: Bates, Bonnie to Deglow, Joel D.; $81,000. Thompson Road: Volz, Thomas G. to Weissman, William M. and Kelly P. ; $325,000. Thompson Road: Volz, Thomas G. to Miceli, Patricia; $144,565.


11639 Elkwood Drive: Eder Ltd. to Owusu, Mira Michelle; $69,500. 11666 Hanover Road: Cincinnati Sl Properties LLC to 11666 Hanover LLC; $26,492. 11548 Islandale Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to KTDJ Properties LLC; $50,000. 989 Kemper Meadow Drive: Living Solutions LLC to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four LLC ; $127,800. 1802 Lincrest Drive: Vesgas, Omar to Bank of America NA; $54,000. 11278 Logenberry Circle: Jackson, Eric Tr. to H3 Development LLC; $31,500. 11580 Raphael Place: Mazarita LLC to Achkar, Sonia; $84,520. 11571 Ravensberg Court: Castle, Timothy W. to Federal National Mortgage Association ; $44,000.


PUBLIC NOTICE The Colerain Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wed., June 26, 2013 at 7 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH for the following: Case No. BZA2013-0002, Furniture Fair, 8760 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH. Applicant: Timothy Sizemore. Owner: Maurice Christie Investments. Request: Variance for temporary outdoor display Article/Sections 12.10.4(B),(G), 12.10.5(C). The application may be examined Mon.-Fri. between 8 AM and 4:30 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, Planning & Zoning Dept., 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45251. 1001764421

REQUESTS FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATION AND PROPOSAL RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION SERVICES COLERAIN TOWNSHIP 1.General: Colerain Township is soliciting statements of qualification and proposals from Contractors to provide and perform Right-of-Way Acquisition Services for the Safe Routes to Schools Sidewalk Program. 2. Submitting Statements : Statements of qualification and proposals may be submitted beginning Thursday June 6, 2013 but no later than Friday June 21, 2013 and should be submitted to Frank Birkenhauer at 4200 Springdale Road, Colerain Township, Ohio 45251. Statements must contain adequate assurances regarding the competency of the Contractor to perform the required services as indicated by training, education, and experience of the Contractor’s personnel; the ability of the Contractor to devote sufficient personnel and resources to the project; and past performance reviews by the Contractor’s previous clients with respect to such factors as control of costs, quality of work, and meeting deadlines. 3. Selection Process : After Colerain Township has received statements of qualification and proposals from interested parties, at least three of those interested parties will be ranked according to most qualified, unless it is determined in writing that less than three parties qualify. Interviews may be conducted to clarify any questions or concerns remaining. Negotiations will be entered into with the top ranked party for the contract to conduct Right-of-Way Acquisition Services. In the event negotiations with the top ranked firm fail, Colerain Township shall notify that firm in writing that negotiations have been terminated and Colerain Township will then negotiate with the second ranked most qualified firm. Colerain Township reserves the right to reject any and all submissions of statements of qualification and proposals. 4. Summary of Project: Right-of-Way Acquisition Services for Safe Routes to Schools Program acquiring approximately 25 sidewalk / utility easements on Poole Road to Cheviot Road in Colerain Township. The services must include appraisal services, including preparing parcel impact notes, reviewing value analysis, and the actual negotiation of the acquisition per Ohio Department of Transportation Standards. 5. Cost: The estimated total construction cost for the project is approximately $380,000. Interested parties may pick-up a copy of the plans at the address specified below. 6. Questions: Questions regarding this solicitation may be directed to Mark Nolt, PE, Project Manager, The Kleingers Group, West Chester, Ohio 45069, Telephone: (513) 779-7851 or Frank Birkenhauer, Assistant Administrator and Director of Development, 4200 Springdale Road, Colerain Township, Ohio 45251, Telephone: (513) 385-7500. 1764712

3215 Algus Lane: Allen, Barbara Y. to Rieman, Ryan C.; $164,000. 5846 Bayou Court: Duschinski, Terry A. and Cathy P. to Robinson, Peter M. and Beth B. ; $172,000. 5847 Bayou Court: Han, Xiaonan and Xiaomeng Ren to Young,

Robert M. and Deborah J. ; $174,000. 5444 Bluesky Drive: Dalton, Dennison to Eltzroth, Tod A.; $23,199. Bridge Point Pass : Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC ; $70,083. 5978 Childs Ave.: Lalosh, William L. to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA ; $68,000. 5246 Eaglesnest Drive: Donohoe, Geraldine E. to Paul, Jeffrey E. and Merry C. ; $77,400. 5356 Edger Drive: Lopez, Paula J. to Parks, Malcolm A.; $122,500. 6758 Hearne Road: Woltering, Robert to Henzi, Emily Louise; $85,000. 5422 Jamies Oak Court: Rice, Christine M. to Hoy, Gregory J. and Maria N. ; $319,900. 6706 Kelseys Oak Court: Schottelkotte, Kathleen R. to Ruter, Melissa A.; $102,000. 4911 Kleeman Green Drive: Bending, Janice L. and Timothy P. Pence to Richardson, Mary Jo; $165,000. 5458 Lakefront Drive: Wenning, David J. Tr. to Bosse, John G. and Jean D. ; $220,000. 5499 Lawrence Road: Jacobs, Gene P. to Rosen, Tammy; $74,900. 5796 Lawrence Road: Hall, Arlene C. to Noeth, Justin and Bo Chun Kim ; $95,000. 5660 Leumas Drive: Jones, Michael D. and Courtney R. Ross to Gall, Maxine and Richard Gall ; $120,000. 5401 Michelles Oak Court: Federal National Mortgage Association to Ibold, Lindsay E.; $79,000. 3680 Moonridge Drive: Wiesman, Michael and Laura Huser to Krier, Laura S. and Justin C. Boyce ; $134,000. 2980 North Bend Road: Sladek, Vivian and Vivian Sladeck to

Wells Fargo Bank NA; $52,000. 5118 Parkvalley Court: Hilgeman, Ted W. and Kelly C. Kraus to Kampschmidt, Kevin and Karen ; $213,000. 5577 Raceview Ave.: Williams, Jason and Rebecca L. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp. ; $60,000. 6730 Ruwes Oak Drive: Ruwe, Patricia and Patricia J. to Two G Holdings LLC; $130,000. 5592 Seville Court: Brown, Michael W. to Terry, James K. Jr. and Tamara L. ; $133,500. 5192 Shoreview Run : Zimmer, Gerald L. Tr. to Scherer, Richard A.; $115,000. 3653 Shortridge Circle: Stanley, Anita J. Tr. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp. ; $66,000. 5761 Summit View Court: Tiettmeyer, David A. to Sandman, Audrey Elizabeth; $180,000. 2078 Sylved Lane: May, Steven and Sarah R. to Wullkotte, James J.; $84,000. 4197 Timberpoint Drive: Otte, Anthony J. and Nora J. to Weber, Daniel S.; $170,000. 4210 Victorian Green Drive: Hericks, Gary R. to Rogers, Mark A.; $59,500. 6041 West Fork Road: Ahr, Brian D. and Jennifer to Metez, Stephen A.; $45,000. 3151 Westbourne Drive: Borger, Robert to Bank of New York Mellon T.; $54,000.


5621 Goldenrod Drive: Erwin, Cynthia to Stackhouse, Robert; $122,000. 2634 North Bend Road: PNC Bank NA to Croxton, Alysa; $14,121. 2525 Proudhon Way: Withers, Travis D. and Shayla M. Toombs to Law, James and Arcola J. ; $139,900.


7233 Bernard Ave.: Gunckle, Gina L. to Bayview Loan Servicing Ll; $38,000. 7352 Clovernook Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Burnet Capital LLC; $29,500. 7352 Clovernook Ave.: Burnet Capital LLC to VBOH Annex LLC; $32,500. 7722 Elizabeth St.: HSBC Bank USA NA Tr. to Barnes, William and Nancy; $41,299. 7804 Hamilton Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Henry, Mark; $42,500. 7336 Harding Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Ebd Shri Paras LLC; $26,920. 1402 Summe Drive: Willis, John to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp. ; $54,000.


1945 Creswell Drive: Conforti, James A. and Natalie N. Frazier to Whinnery, Sarah B.; $122,000. 12113 Deer Chase Drive: Wynne, Peter W. and Caryl L. to Olzak, John J. and Kerrie K.; $194,000. 12064 Gaylord Drive: Turchiano, Angela and Justin J. Collins to Donaldson, Ashley M. and Scott Galarde; $126,140. 1124 Hempstead Drive: Batchelor, Jennifer to Bank of America Na; $56,000. 1951 John Gray Road: Nieder, John R. to Pollack, Ethel; $85,000. 7874 Kirkland Drive: Coleman, Joseph F. and Andrea M. to Johnson, Randall and Collen; $100,000. 2150 Lincoln Ave.: Hankerson, Joseph to College Grove 1 2 and 3-A Condominium Association; $14,000.

FESTIVALS If you are having a festival and it is not listed, email your information to » Assumption, 1500 McMackin Ave., Mount Healthy Family Fun All Weekend Friday, June 7, 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, June 8, 5 p.m.-midnight Sunday, June 9, Noon-10 p.m. Fish dinner Friday; Saturday – hamburgers, brats, metts, fried foods, corn, sauerkraut balls, funnel cakes and more; old fashion chicken dinner Sunday Fireworks Saturday Elvis Show on Sunday Live bands every night Beer and wine coolers with ID 513-521-7274 » St. Antoninus, 1500 Linneman Road, Green Township Cirque du St. A Friday, June 7, 6 p.m.-midnight (adults only)

Saturday, June 8, 5:30 p.m.midnight Sunday, June 9, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Food available: burgers, brats, metts, wings and more. Sunday: Chicken dinner from The Farm from 5-7 p.m. Music: Friday – The Polecats; Saturday – The Sullivan & Janszen Band Other Entertainment: The Big Show, presented by the Cincinnati Circus Company Saturday and Sunday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: live petting zoo, pony rides, walking circus entertainment. Texas Hold’Em Tournament in the undercroft Saturday Alcohol with ID and wristband (wine served Friday night) 513-922-5400 » St. Bernard, 7130 Harrison Ave., Taylor’s Creek Summer Festival 2013 Friday, June 7, 6 p.m.-midnight

Saturday, June 8, 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday, June 9, 2-10 p.m. Food Available: brats, metts, hotdogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob and more. City Barbeque and NYPD Pizza available. Ron’s Roost chicken dinner Sunday (1-7 p.m. – $11) Live music all weekend: Friday – The Remains; Saturday – Ryan Broshear; Sunday – The Menus Beer Garden Alcohol with ID, wristbands 513-353-4207 » Holy Family, 3006 W. Eighth St. Price Hill Friday, June 7, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Food available Spaghetti dinner Saturday Chicken dinner Sunday Friday – Karaoke; Saturday – Live Band



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513-921-7527 » St. Martin of Tours, Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Cheviot Friday, June 14, 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, June 15, 5 p.m.-midnight Sunday, June 16, 3-10 p.m. Food Available: hamburgers, bratts, metts and more Beer with wristband 513-661-2000 » Catholic Kolping Society Schuetzenfest, 10235 Mill Road, Springfield Township Shooting of the Eagle to select a king for next year Friday, July 19, 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, July 20, 4 p.m.-midnight Sunday, July 21, 2-10 p.m. Live German music Food Available: brats, metts, goetta burgers, hamburgers Chicken and pork dinners – Saturday and Sunday Beer garden with wristband, ID 513-851-7951 » St. Joseph, 25 E. Harrison Ave., North Bend Friday, July 19, 6-11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 5:30-11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 3-10 p.m. Food available: hamburgers, hotdogs, brats, corn, pizza, fish, french fries and ice cream Alcohol with ID, wristband 513-941-3661 » St. Bartholomew, 9375 Wnton Road, Springfield Township Friday, July 26, 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday,July 27, 5 p.m.-midnight Sunday, July 28, 4-9 p.m. Food available: BBQ chicken and ribs dinner with salad, rolls, dessert and drink Sunday Beer with ID, wristband 513-522-3680 » St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Road, White Oak Parish family festival with live music Friday, July 26, 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, July 27, 5:30 p.m.midnight Sunday, July 28, 4-10:30 pm Food available Beer and margarita with ID, wristband; wine garden 513-741-5300 » Our Lady of Lourdes, Glenway Avenue and Muddy Creek Road, Westwood Family festival Friday, July 26, 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, July 27, 5 p.m.-midnight Sunday, July 28, 4-10 p.m. Food available: chicken dinner Sunday (3-7 p.m.) Beer garden with ID, wristband 513-922-0715

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