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DANCING AWAY B3 West Side dance studio has 50th annual recital.


Two grads earn top honors By Jennie Key

Northwest High School has two students in the Class of 2012 who earned summa cum laude honors during their high school careers, James Cousett and Tom Mayer. To graduate with summa cum laude honors, students earned a minimum of 24 credits during high school and maintained a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 5.55 with no quarter grade below a B. See HONORS, Page A3

Meagan Dunn, a junior at Northwest High School, travels to Houston this summer for an internship through NASA’s Women in Science program. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS




Northwest junior’s interest in space leads to work with NASA By Jennie Key

Most high school projects are challenging, but they’re not rocket science. This one actually is. Meagan Dunn, a Northwest High School junior, has had a unique opportunity to work with NASA’s Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathmatics) High School Aerospace Scholars this year. The program invited select female high school juniors from across the country to participate. The adventure began with work within an online community and culminates for a select group with a summer experience at NASA Johnson Space Center this month. Thanks to her hard work, Dunn is Houston-bound. Dunn, 17, said a little screaming of excitement ensued when she received the email notification. The daughter of Bernadette and Gregg Dunn, she says she has been fascinated with space

MCAULEY GRADUATES B1 Class of 2012 graduated May 23.

since she was a third-grader and was given a glow-in-the-dark poster of the earth and the moon by her teacher Kelley Purtee. The image planted a seed and now she is pursuing a career in the space industry. Dunn doesn’t necessarily want to travel in space, but she wants to build the vehicles and stations that make it possible for others to make the trip. As part of the Women in STEM interactive learning experience, students complete lessons covering past, current and future space exploration. The lessons included an essay, math problem and quiz. To enhance their studies, students were able to have online chat sessions with NASA subject-matter experts. After completing the lessons, each student submitted a final project based on a leading female science, technology, engineering or mathematics professional who is developing cutting-edge technology or performing new re-

search. In Houston, the students will work alongside female NASA engineers and interns on a mission in collaborative teams doing hands-on activities and presenting their projects to NASA personnel and community leaders. Northwest physics and AP biology teacher Laura Monti said when she learned about the program, Dunn was a natural for recommendation. “I knew how interested in space she was, and I just knew this would be a great fit.” Dunn said NASA requires students to commit to a one-year relationship with Johnson Space Center. In addition, NASA wants to be able to check on student progress throughout their high school careers. She’s looking forward to working at NASA this summer and says space is fascinating. “It’s the unknown,” she said. “I want to be part of finding out what else is out there that we don’t know about yet.”

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Northwest High School has two students graduating summa cum laude in the class of 2012: James Cousett and Tom Mayer. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Colerain top grads offer advice, direction Colerain High School has 13 students who graduate summa cum laude or with highest honors on June 2. To graduate with summa cum laude honors, students earned a minimum of 24 credits during high school and maintained a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 5.55 with no quarter grade below a B. They were honored at Colerain High School’s Academic Awards ceremony May 25.

Benjamin Braude

Benjamin, son of Jon and Cyndi Braude graduates with a GPA of 5.65. He will attend Indiana University in the fall and plans to study biology. His most memorable high school experience was performing in the Tristate and WGI championships while a member of the Winter Percussion team. He says he has learned to always expect the unexpected, not to let things go unsaid or unnoticed because before you know it, the opportunity is gone. This has encouraged him to make the most of his life and seize the moment as opposed to just going with the flow. This philosophy caused him to impart the following advice to incoming freshmen, “balance your priorities. Don’t get so wrapped up in academics that you lose sight of the rest of what these four years offer.” Braude would like to thank Adam Nurre, the high school percussion director, for influencing him to push harder both academically and in life. He wants people to know that contrary to popular belief, having a beard is not easy

nor does it have anything to do with being a Messianic Jew and that he does not really like football.

Robert Busch

Robert, the son of Ronald and Diane Busch, graduates with a 5.59 GPA and will head for the Ohio State University and study chemical engineering in the fall. Playing and making music with some of his best friends has made high school memorable and important. He feels his most precious lesson learned is best summed up in a quote by Randy Pausch in his last lecture, “Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.” He said even learning from his failures has been valuable. This explains his advice to incoming freshmen in which he recommends taking chances, in the long run you will have more regrets about the things you did not do than the things you tried that did not go the way you planned. He says he is passionate about music and that through math and science, he wants to make the world a better place.

Jessica Feldman

Jessica graduates with a grade point average of 5.55. She is the daughter of Dan and Rhonda Feldman and plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall to study engineering.

Mary Flischel

Mary is the daughter of Thomas and Veronica Flischel and will graduate with a GPA of 5.57. She

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plans to attend Northern Kentucky University in the fall, majoring in Exercise Science. One of her most memorable high school memories was a field trip to NKU to examine their cadaver lab.

Jordan Hubrich

Graduating with a cumulative GPA of 5.57, Jordan Hubrich, the daughter of Dan and Lisa, will attend the University of Kentucky in the fall. She is still debating whether to major in English or history, but says she will choose either with the intention of being pre-law. She plans to eventually attend law school and become a successful lawyer.

Hannah Kobman

Hannah is the daughter of Randy and Debbie Kobman and will graduate Colerain High School with a cumulative GPA of 5.62. She will attend Penn State University in the fall to com-

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pete in gymnastics, however she has not decided on a major. Her most memorable high school experience was participating in the walk-athon at Coney Island, raising money for Max Paul and other children who have to be hospitalized.

er will attend the Ohio State University in the fall to major in molecular genetics on a pre-medical school path. She is graduating Colerain High School with a GPA of 5.67. Her most memorable high school experience was organizing a service project in which Colerain students wrote and illustrated books to be sent to a school in Uganda.

Victoria Lekson

Victoria is the daughter of Jeffery and Suzanne Lekson and will graduate with a grade point average of 5.59. She will study harp performance and follow a pre-veterinary track at Pepperdine University. She would like to thank her grandparents, Ron and Marian Loesch for influencing her to push herself beyond what she thought possible academically. She says the most valuable lesson she learned is to be yourself every day and stay confident in who you are. Her most memorable high school experience was finding out about her music scholarship to Pepperdine and ending the college search. One day she hopes to become a veterinarian and continue to play the harp.

Shannon Meyer

The daughter of Bret and Erin Meyer, Shannon will attend Hillsdale College in Michigan in the fall and is considering the pre-law program. Her cumulative GPA in high school is a 5.66. During high school Meyer has found the key to high-

The Colerain High School class of 2012 has 13 students who graduate summa cum laude. Front from left: Jessica Feldman, Reena Underiner, Shannon Meyer, Hannah Kobman, Victoria Lekson; second row from left: Mary Flischel, Jordan Hubring, Melissa Zbacnik, Sarah Weitzel, and Tina Spratt, third row from left: Benjy Braude, Austin Wessels, and Robert Busch. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS er learning is remembering there is always more to be learn. When asked about who has influenced her to strive for academic excellence, she said, “Every teacher I have ever had at Colerain High School has pushed me to prove them right, prove them wrong, or just plain prove something to them, which has driven me to accomplish all that I have. I could never pick just one.”

Tina Spratt

Tina is the daughter of Richard and Patricia Spratt and graduates with a 5.60 GPA. She will Northern Kentucky University in the fall to major in finance. Three things she would like people to know about her is that she’s been to Europe twice and plans on

continuing travelling and studying abroad in college. She is the last of five siblings to graduate Colerain and thinks her parents saved the best for last. Her advice to incoming freshmen is to pick a goal and whatever it is, strive to reach that goal no matter what gets in way. This advice comes from her most valuable lesson which was to do what makes you happy because it’s not worth working for something you do not really want. In the past two years she has been positively and significantly impacted by Maribeth Snyder and credits her in aiding in both Spratt’s college choice and major.

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Austin Wessels

Austin is the son of Rick and Rhonda Wessels and will attend the Ohio State University in the fall to study biomedical engineering. He has attained a 5.61 GPA. His advice to new students at Colerain is to not procrastinate and do not do everything the night before it is due. His most memorable experience in high school has been playing high school soccer for all four years. He said Anna Conrad, his grandmother, has inspired him to work hard to achieve academic success, which his siblings say has set a high bar for them.

Sarah Weitzel

Sarah is the daughter of Dave and Pam Weitzel and has achieved a 5.56 grade point average and will attend the University of Cincinnati to major in nursing. Her family is the most important thing to her and credits her parents for inspiring her to set high stan-

dards for academic success. She also describes her friends as being like family and wants to stress just how significant they are in her life. She would like to become a neo-natal nurse because she wants to make a difference in their lives. The St. X game her senior year has become her most memorable and cherished memory of high school, and her advice to incoming freshmen is not to allow school work to run your life. “Learn how to enjoy your high school career, while still keeping up with your academics,” she said.

Melissa Zbacnik

Melissa graduates with a GPA of 5.67 heads to Miami University in the fall on a pre-med track. She is the daughter of Bob and Amy Zbacnik and feels they have challenged and inspired her drive towards academic success. Staying up late to set up for homecoming is her most unforgettable high school experience. Instructing incoming freshmen, her advice it to never hesitate to ask questions because it facilitates better understanding than memorizing notes ever will. She said to always take a little time to relax and put your priorities in perspective. She says people may not know that she loves children and she sings in the Cincinnati Children’s choir. Additionally, she loves to travel and hopes to explore more places in the future.


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Cousett, son of George Cousett and Sandra Lane, will attend the University of Missouri-Columbia where he will study pre-med. While at Northwest, he has been involved in tennis, track and field, football, student government, office advisory board, student tutoring, National Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society. He played marimba with the band. Off campus, he participated in an annual arthritis walk, COSI on Wheels presentations, Ron-

JUNE 6, 2012 • NORTHWEST PRESS • A3 ald McDonald House and Trick-or Treating for Unicef. Coursett said it’s important to find your motivation. “You need to ask yourself ‘what do I want to accomplish,’ and you don’t want to wait too long to ask that question,” he said. His advice to freshmen is, “If things haven’t been going well at school, you still have time to fix it. Do it now. You will be glad you did when you get to your senior year, and people are making offers.” He speaks from experience – he received $138,000 in scholarship offers. Mayer, son of Edward

and Julia Mayer, will attend Michigan State University, where he will study premed. While at Northwest, he participated in student senate, Driving Angels, National Honor Society, U-Knighted Knights, soccer, academic quiz, team, marching band where he played trombone, cross country, track, superintendent student ad-

visory team, Key Club, pep band, basketball statistician and scoreboard operator. Away from campus, he was involved with Messiah Lutheran Church, Boy Scouts, where he earned the rank of Eagle, and Order of the Arrow. Mayer says academics are important, but it’s also important to develop good time management skills so

you know what is a priority and you can set aside the necessary time for what you have to do. His advice? “Find what you love and really go for it,” he said. He received $143,000 in scholarship offers. Looking ahead, Coursett says he thinks the biggest early college challenge will be finding his place. “Here, I know everyone. When I get

to college, I need to find were I belong,” he said. Mayer says he thinks learning to keep up with the academic requirements at college will be challenging. “That’s not enough though, for medical school,” he said. “They want to see leadership, service, all of it. We will have to keep up what we did here but at a higher level.”

Taking the floor to 50-year dance By Kurt Backscheider

Judy Link knew from a young age what she wanted to do with her life. “I love dancing and I love teaching,” she said. For 50 years the Green Township woman has been doing just what she loves. Link is celebrating five decades of teaching West Siders how to dance. She’s the founder and owner of Judy Link’s School of Dance and Baton in Cheviot, and a recital Saturday, June 16, at Oak Hills High School, marks her 50th annual dance recital. Link said she started teaching dance in the basement of her parents’ Bridgetown home in 1961 when she was 12 years old. The first recital she presented came one year later in 1962. “I knew what I wanted from the very get-go,” she said. A dancer from the time she was 3 years old, she added baton to her repertoire at the age of 9. “I used to take dance lessons from Harris Rosedale,” she said. “He used to have a studio on Fountain Square.” As she grew a little older she started giving lessons to the younger girls in her neighborhood. She said word spread and more and more girls started asking her for lessons so she organized a class in her basement. She outgrew her parents’ basement, and in 1969 she opened her own dance studio on Glenmore Ave-

Judy Link, owner of Judy Link's School of Dance and Baton in Cheviot, is celebrating her 50th year in business. Her 50th annual dance recital will take place Saturday, June 16, at Oak Hills High School. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

nue in Cheviot. Link has since moved from the Glenmore Avenue location to a studio at 3826 North Bend Road. She has five dance teachers who help her instruct about 125 students, and she said the students range in age from 2 years old to 65 years old. The upcoming anniversary recital will feature 100 dancers, and Link has invited all her former students to take part in a special number as well. She said 15 alumni have signed up so far to participate in the show. Any former students who want to take part in the June 16 recital can call the school at 662-8049.

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Cyclists ride for Honor Flight By Kurt Backscheider

Irene Viltrakis is praying Mother Nature doesn’t decide rain on this year’s Honor Flight Run. The Cheviot resident said the inaugural motorcycle benefit ride was greeted with a downpour last year, preventing many motorcyclists from taking part in the event. “We only had 12 riders go out last year,” Viltrakis said. “Twelve brave souls.” Although only a dozen riders saddled up for the roughly 100-mile ride, she said more than 125 people turned out for the after party and helped the Eagle Riders from the Cheviot Fraternal Order of Eagles raise $4,000 for Honor Flight Tri-State. The Eagle Riders will host their second Honor Flight Run at 10 a.m. June 16. Viltrakis, who serves as secretary and co-chair of the Eagle Riders with her husband, Rome, said the ride benefits Honor Flight Tri-State, an organization whose mission is to fly as many World War II veterans as possible to Washington, D.C., so they can see their memorial. Honor Flight covers all the costs for the veterans who take

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La Salle’s top two graduates going to UC

The University of Cincinnati landed the top two students from La Salle High School this year. Valedictorian Joshua Streicher and salutatorian Matthew Burwinkel are heading for UC following graduation. Joshua Streicher, son of Scott and Jean Streicher, attended St. Aloysius Gonzaga School in Bridgetown. He plans to major in neuroscience. Streicher finishes the school year with a 4.0 GPA. During his years at La Salle, he was a National Merit Finalist and was on the school honor roll. He is an Academic All-Star and was named Student of the Week. He was a member of the National Honor Society and won academic awards in English II, academic visual programming, alge-

Joshua Streicher is the valedictorian for the La Salle High School class of 2012. THANKS TO GREG

Matthew Burwinkel is the salutatorian for the La Salle High School class of 2012.



bra II/pre-calculus, religion III, chemistry, English III, anatomy and physiology and statistics.

He also earned the Honda/ OSU Math Medal Award. Streicher was a member of the Key Club, the La

Salle Venture Crew and the academic team. He dedicated 155 hours to volunteer and service activities including tutoring, piano recitals for nursing homes, participation in the school’s canned food drive, acting as a La Salle Open House tour guide, Twin Towers bingo, and being a volunteer at Mercy Mount Airy Hospital. Salutatorian Matthew Burwinkel, son of Ron and Gwen Burwinkel, went to grade school at St. John the Baptist School in Harrison. He plans to major in biochemistry at UC. Burwinkel finished his four years at La Salle with a 3.98 GPA. He was a National Merit Commended Student, was on the honor roll, was an Academic AllStar, and was named Student of the Week.

Twins, friend on top at Mt. Healthy By Jennie Key

Graduation ends a chapter for Mount Healthy’s valedictorian and salutatorians that opened in kindergarten. Valedictorian Thomas Altic, his twin brother Jacob Altic, and their best friend Jake Gable, who were co-salutatorians, started school together in kindergarten and ended on the podium together May 23 at commencement. The friendship will continue, they say, but it won’t be the same. The Altic brothers are headed to Ohio State University, and Gable will attend the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, Ariz. They have pushed one another to do well, they say, particularly Thomas, who sheepishly admits to setting his sights on the valedictorian title in the first grade. “They worked hard and made me work hard, too,” he said. “They always press me. ‘Prove it. Prove it.’ It probably made me work harder.” The three did a lot together. Music was big: they were in marching band, where Thomas played trombone, his brother Jacob played trumpet and Jake Gamble played sax. They were also in the pep band, jazz band and concert band. “We did it all,” Jacob Altic said. Their dedication to music was intentional. “We saw that a lot of the top honor students were in band,” Thomas said.

Thomas and Jacob Altic are the sons of Lisa and Luther Altic of Colerain Township. Thomas, the valedictorian, says he chose OSU because of the course offerings, and the proximity to home. “I wanted the experience of living away from home but this is close enough to come home and visit,” he said. He plans to study chemical engineering. His advice to high schoolers is to get involved early. Get into clubs and meet new friends. “Make good connections,” he said. Jacob, the salutatorian, said he chose OSU because he’s not sure what he wants to pursue as a career path. “OSU gives me a lot of options,” he said. His advice to students: “Respect your teachers. A good relationship with your teachers will make your high school years so much easier. Gable, son of Bob and Patti Gable of Springfield Township, said the conservatory in Tempe will give him what he needs to get started doing what he wants to do: work in a music studio. Eventually, he hopes to open his own recording studio or concert venue to support local music. His advice to students is “Don’t stress out. Stress just makes problems harder to solve.” The trio praised the dedication of the teachers they had throughout their high school careers.


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He was a member of the National Honor Society, and earned Academic Award in Latin, and computer literacy. He was also a member of the Key Club, Latin Club, and participated in McAuley High School drama productions. Burwinkel dedicated 150 hours to volunteer and service activities including acting as a Tour Guide

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Six West Side seniors earn Merit scholarships Six West Side students were among 44 Tristate high school seniors – and are among 2,500 nationally – who will receive college funded scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per year, renewable for up to four years. Exact amounts of the scholarships are not released by National Merit. The awards come from 117 private and 80 public colleges and universities located in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Wednesday’s announcement

was the third of four releases naming recipients of corporate, college and National Merit scholarships that are being awarded to National Merit finalists in the 2012 competition. The last group of winners will be announced in July. The recipients – who represent less than 1 percent of all seniors nationally – were among 1.5 million students who entered the 2012 competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors. The winners are listed by their high schools and include

the school issuing the scholarship and the student’s probably career field. » LaSalle: Joshua Streicher, University of Cincinnati, medicine » Mother of Mercy: Brianna McCrea, University of Kentucky, medicine » St. Xavier: Nathan Duderstadt, University of Cincinnati, chemical engineering; John Stein, University of Dallas, education; Jeff Stewart, Ohio State University, engineering; Ryan Welch, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, chemical engineering

The Northwest Local School District Board of Education approved the appointments of Lori Riehle and Joe Bertram to new assignments. Riehle is the new principal of Ann Weigel Elementary School, replacing veteran principal Holly Coombs. Riehle earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of Mount Saint Joseph in 1996, her master’s degree in elementary administration from Xavier University in 2004, and her principal’s license in 2006. She began her teaching career in 1996 in the Norwood City School District, followed by eight years of teaching fourth grade in the Reading School District. From 2008 to 2010 she was the principal of Sharpsburg Elementary and Primary Schools in Norwood. Riehle joined the Northwest district in 2010 as the instructional coach at Ann Weigel Elementary School. She has two years of elementary principal experience, and achievements in aligning curriculum to state standards. She wrote and received Martha Holden Jennings grant, and successfully merged two elementary schools into one. Greg Hester, director of human resources, said that direct experience will serve her very well as Weigel and Struble schools partner and transition to narrow grade range buildings this fall. Weigel will have students in grades from kindergarten through grade two from both buildings and Struble will have the third through fifth graders

from both buildings. While serving as the Weigel instructional coach, Riehle has led the Response to Intervention proBertram gram, assisted with district and building initiatives, conducted professional development for staff, and increased the impact of teacher based teams Riehle through curricular connections to district assessments. Joe Bertram is the Career Center assistant principal at both Colerain and Northwest high schools. One career center principal position was eliminated as a cost reduction. Bertram received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2006 and will earn his master’s degree in educational leadership with his principal’s license from the UC in june, 2012. Bertram attended Ann Weigel Elementary School, White Oak Middle School and graduated from Colerain High School. He began his teaching career in 2006 in the science department at Northwest High School, where he coaches in the track and football programs. At Northwest, Bertram serves as a freshman mentoring program adviser, leading the school’s data team, participating on the Race to the Top Value Added Team, coordinating the eighth-grade student visitation day, and is currently serving as an administrative intern.


St. Ursula students present a check to Our Daily Bread to help area children: Shown L-R Jessica Geise of Mt. Lookout, Grace Bolan of Mt. Lookout, Anna Gormley of Mt. Lookout, Alyssa Archdeacon of White Oak, Audrey Hemmer of Villa Hills, Ky., Isabel Lewis of Anderson Township and Melissa Back of Our Daily Bread. THANKS TO JILL CAHILL

Raising money for hungry St. Ursula Academy students are staying true to the school’s mission to educate young women committed to building a better world with their latest project, which raised money to help feed and support hungry children in Greater Cincinnati. St. Ursula had its first “Empty Bowls” event as a service learning project for its students. The goal was to raise money to help and feed area children. The students served guests in ceramic bowls made by SUA’s ceramics students. In exchange for a cash donation, the bowls were filled with homemade soup and bread made by members of the Senior Cook-

ing Club. Guests were asked to keep their handmade ceramic bowls as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Through donations the event raised $855, which was donated by the SUA students to the Kids Club after-school-program at our Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Over-the-Rhine. The event was a joint project coordinated by St. Ursula Art Teacher Kurt Nicaise and Cooking Club Moderator Anne Marie Penick. A check was presented to Melissa Back, director of communications for Our Daily Bread, on March 26. She explained how the donation would be used.

Students at John Paul II Catholic School participated in a week-long penny war to raise money for The Neediest Kids of All. They raised $2,311.31 to assist children affected by the March tornadoes. Students put pennies into their grade level container, but they could also put silver coins or paper bills into other grade level containers to take away from the amount in that grade level, making it a war. The kindergarten class won the war. First-graders Emily Lamping and Morgan Wagner pour pennies into the first-grade bin. PROVIDED.



Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573




McAuley's Danielle Pfeifer runs the anchor for the Mohawks’ 4x800 relay team at the state track and field championships June 1. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Track athletes put forth stately effort

Several head to finals in their races By Tom Skeen and Nick Dudukovich

Area athletes from across the coverage area competed at the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University June 1-2. The Mount Healthy boys track team sent eight athletes to state, the second most out of any team to Mason’s nine, but the best result they could manage was a fourth-place finish from their 4x200 relay team of Mike Thomas, Terry Rocker, Donnell Hughes and Vince Turnage. After having a sensational season, including a regional championship in the 400-meter and a third-place finish at regionals in the 200 meter, Turnage failed to qualify for the finals in either event. He finished 13th in the 400 prelims and 11th in the 200 prelims. Long jumper Jared Montgomery finished10th with a jump of 21-07.75, while their 4x100 relay team placed eighth and the 4x400 team failed to qualify for the fi-

nals. » Danielle Pfeifer wrapped up her career at McAuley by taking second in the 800-meter run (2:09), while also helping the 4x800 relay team of Jordyn Thiery, Kate Olding and McKenzie Pfeifer take the runner-up spot (9:08.11) in Division I. Taylor Bove represented McAuley in the field and placed 14th (120-11) in the discus. » Colerain’s Erik Tomczewski took 15th (4:37.75) in the 1,600 meters at the state championships . The senior won the event at the Winton Woods district meet, and finished fourth at regionals a week later. » For Northwest, Jamiel Trimble raced to a fifth-place finish in the 300 hurdles (38.94). Trimble also competed in the preliminary heats for the110 hurdles, as well as the 100-meter dash. » St. Xavier junior Jake Grabowski made a late charge in the 3,200 meter after hanging in the back of the pack for most of the race to finish seventh with a time of 9:25.76. » La Salle’s Jaleel Hytchye competed in the 100-meter dash preliminary heat, and took ninth in the 200 (22.22). Hytchye got to state by winning the district title in the 200. At regionals a week later, he placed second.

Colerain's Eric Tomczewski runs in the 1,600-meter race at the state meet in Columbus June 2. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Mt. Healthy's Vince Turnage runs the anchor for the Owls’ 4x200 relay team at the state track meet in Columbus June. 1. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

St. Xavier's Jake Grabowski runs in the 3,200-meter at the state meet June 2 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

Northwest High School’s Jamiel Trimble runs in the boys 110-meter hurdles at the state track and field championships in Columbus June 1.



Spartans make history en route to state By Nick Dudukovich

The Roger Bacon High School volleyball team bested Mount Vernon during the Division II state semifinals for its 20th win this season. From left are: Bottom, manager Maggie Freson, Drew Stark, Max Bishop, Stephen Post, Bobby Wilking, Jack Hausfeld, Nick Hoffmann, manager Ella Stark; top, head coach Adam Goller, Alex Brenner, Paul Kraemer, Matt Brichler, Erik Edwards, Josh Wilking, Ben Rose, Connor Mouty, assistant coach Ryan Kauffman. THANKS TO ELIZABETH WILKING

ST. BERNARD — Roger Bacon High School capped off its first 20-win season in school history with a runner-up finish during the Division II state championships at Moeller High School. The Spartans lost to the Alter Knights, 3-1, in the final May 27. “Alter is a good team and we gave them our best; unfortunately, we were on the wrong end that time,” head coach Adam Goller said. Goller added that Alter’s middle hitters gave the Knights the upper hand. “They were able to run their middles at will in transition...and we didn’t have an answer for that,” Goller said. The Spartans (20-7) reached the final by defeating Mount Vernon, 3-0, during the semis, May 26. Goller said his team was exe-

cuting on all cylinders during the contest. “It was a very dominant performance for us,” he said. “Everyone played well at the same time.” Setter Ben Rose and outside hitter Erik Edwards were big contributors throughout the final four, while Josh Wilking came up with big plays against Mount Vernon. Edwards (second team), along with teammate Connor Mouty (first team) were named Division II All-Stars by the Ohio High School Boys Volleyball Association. Goller appreciates the effort his team, and especially his seniors gave throughout the spring. “This season was amazing and the guys were so driven and worked so hard for every point,” Goller said. “They felt good about what they did and the seniors went out on a high note. It was a wonderful season.”


Editor: Jennie Key,, 853-6272


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Take responsibility

This letter is in response to guest columnist Gale Burkhart’s comments in the May 23 edition about people making hasty police reports and scaring parents of teenagers needlessly. Ms. Burkhart’s comments exemplify what is wrong with many of today’s parents. Instead of being livid that her daughter did not admit a mistake/accident had occurred and take responsibility for potentially causing damage to another person’s property, she is livid that the victim dared to report the incident to the proper authorities and scared her when the police arrived at her residence. What other choice did the man have if your daughter skipped out from the scene? It is your daughter’s fault that police arrived at your door terrifying you – not the man whose property had been damaged (even if minor). Accidents happen to and by all of us and that is why we are legally required to have auto insurance. Children need to be taught by their parents to stand up and take responsibility for their actions instead of running from them and blaming others for their mistakes. If this had occurred, perhaps Ms. Burkhart

would have been spared the devastating experience that she went through. Roger Johnson Colerain Township

Charm is needed

Let’s bring back the charm to White Oak and Groesbeck with streetscapes. I have been a resident of White Oak for the last 47 years. The appearance of Colerain Avenue from Blue Rock Road through Groesbeck up to Northgate is heart-rending. We are in dire need of streetscapes along Colerain Avenue such as hanging baskets to beautify our neighborhood. I understand that there is never funding for this type of project. Why can’t we organize a committee to help fund this project with the local nurseries? White Oak and Groesbeck have at least four or more nurseries. There are also various garden clubs in the area. We also need streetscapes along Cheviot Road and Poole Road which belong ot Green Township. I was wondering if we could organize some fundraisers such as chicken dinners, silent auctions, etc. Let’s bring the charm back to our neighborhood. Nancy Schwartz Green Township

Rapid warmth could bring smog earlier Remember the haze that can linger over our city during the summer months? Well, guess what… it’s back! Smog, that is. Hot, muggy weather has rapidly approached the Tristate and smog has come with it. The month of May typically starts the smog season and so far the area has seen temperatures rise into the upper 80s and 90s. What could this mean for the rest of the summer? Smog is an air pollutant containing gases and other reactive chemicals that forms when sunlight “bakes” them. Smog is an irritating mixture of pollution Loren Koehler that can COMMUNITY PRESS make breathGUEST COLUMNIST ing difficult, especially for children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems. Smog consists of two different types of pollution, that both reside in Tristate area: ground level ozone and particulate matter (PM2.5). Ground level ozone is more prevalent because it is caused by vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions, gasoline vapors and chemical solvents. PM2.5 does not need sunlight to create it. It appears as dust, ash or soot or in liquid form like fog. Some sources that create PM2.5 include wood burning, diesel and gas-powered engines, and power plants.

Now that you know what smog is, what can you do to prevent it? A great first step is by “Liking” the Do Your Share Facebook page. This is a good way to learn new tips, keep up to date on smog alerts, and see when and where events will occur to obtain additional information regarding improving the Tristate region’s air quality. Additional ideas that can assist in improving air quality include: » Walk, bike or rollerblade on short trips. » Ride the bus. You can call Metro- (513) 621-4455 or TANK; (859) 331-TANK for schedule information. » RideShare or Vanpool. Call 1-800-241-RIDE for program details. » Keep your vehicle properly maintained. » Refuel your vehicle after 8 p.m. » Do not top off at the pump » Use gas-powered equipment after 8 p.m. » Conserve electricity by turning up the thermostat and turning off unused lights, computers, TVs and radios. If carpooling or vanpooling is not feasible, individuals can park at one of the many Park & Ride lots around the Tristate area and take a bus. Simply spreading the word to friends and family is also a great tip. For additional information visit or call 1-800-621-SMOG. Loren Koehler is an OKI communications intern.



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West side needs to check for ash borer A recent evening walk in a quiet Westwood neighborhood revealed a reality for the West Side which East Siders have known and lived with for several years. The emerald ash borer is here and trees are rapidly succumbing. In 2011, emerald ash borer was found by ISA certified arborist Kevin Griffin near Linneman and Church. That same summer, trees began dying in the parking lot of Mercy Hospital – Western Hills. This spring, ash tree death has intensified area wide, with rapid expansion on the West Side. While Anderson Township, West Ronald Chester, and Rothhaas COMMUNITY PRESS Blue Ash are well on their GUEST COLUMNIST way to losing all untreated ash trees, the wave is now sweeping across Western Hills. Most ash trees I saw along Coral Park Drive in Westwood now have the borer. Two trees went from 100 percent alive to near death in a few months on Pershing Court. An 80-foot ash stands dead near Ramona, and another large ash near that intersection is one-third dead and likely in its last year of viability. The purpose of this article is not to spread undo alarm, but rather to bring to light a stark reality. If you have been waiting to treat your ash tree, your time is up. This time next year, many West Side ash trees will be too far gone to treat. Ashes are showing signs of infestation in many areas, including but not limited to Anderson Ferry, Boudinot, Coral Park, Ferguson, West Tower, Veazey, Urwiller, Cheviot, Airycrest, Goda, Bridgetown, Addyston, White Oak, and Mount Airy Forest. We now have considerable experience with this insect. We know that it starts slowly then expands rapidly like a wildfire out of control. The slow initial spread westward likely lured many into a false sense of securi-

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ty, but no more. The borer is here. Many trees are obviously infested to the trained eye, even if laymen cannot tell. Diagnosis of an individual tree is academic. All ash trees will die. It may take one year or it may take several, but they will die. The good news is that treatment is 98 percent effective if done properly. Unfortunately, many believe that garden center solutions will stop the pest in all ash trees. One radio personality likes to tell people that these treatments are the way to go. My own experience is showing that even doubled rates with professional grades of these materials still allow for some degree of infestation, although studies show that the professional rates are adequate for keeping trees alive. I have personally looked at a one-third dead ash in a high infestation area which was treated with the low dose over the counter rate. The dosage was the only problem I could identify. The advice put forth by universities and repeated by professionals such as myself and radio gardening expert Ron Wilson of Natorps is much more sound. While garden center solutions

work in smaller trees, studies show decreased effectiveness in larger trees. Professionally injected emamectin benzoate is working in larger trees and providing 98 percent control. This material, trade named Tree-age, must be applied every other year until the wave of high insect activity has passed. While the jury is still out, it now appears Tree-age insecticide levels may remain high enough to protect trees in the post-die off time frame to provide three to four years of protection, perhaps five to 10 years down the road. Soil injected imidicloprid at the double rate protects trees in studies but must be applied annually at the high rate and still seems to allow for a degree of damage, according to trees I have looked at. If you have ash trees, you will be dealing with emerald ash borer very soon if not already. You will either treat your tree(s), cut them down, or they will die and ultimately fall down, a threat to lives and property. There have thus far been no instances of ash trees surviving the infestation wave. True, some survive longer than others, but 100 percent death of untreated native ash appears inevitable. A city forester told me she is writing orders on the East Side to homeowners with dead ash trees. They are a danger to the community and local governments can and often will enforce removal if the tree threatens the right of way or adjoining properties. Yes, for some this is an economic disaster, but it is here and it is now. The time is past to ignore the emerald ash borer. More unbiased research based information can be found at http:// Arbor Doctor LLC treats for emerald ash borer and also maintains an extensive website with an emerald ash borer section and emerald ash borer blog. This can be found at Updates are also posted on our Facebook page. Ronald E. Rothhaas Jr. works for Arbor Doctor LLC.

How monitoring program works Judges in Hamilton County can order electronic monitoring of defendants to help safeguard the community. The Electronic Monitoring Division (EMD) of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office administers this program. Electronic monitoring units are used to supervise defendants who are out on bond before trial or sentencing or who have been sentenced to Brad home incarcerGreenburg COMMUNITY PRESS ation. The electronic monitor GUEST COLUMNIST is a metal device worn on the defendant’s ankle. There are two types of units: radio frequency and global positioning (GPS). Radio frequency units connect to a defendant’s landline telephone. The defendant is required to be inside his house unless he is at work, school or

other permitted location during set hours. If the defendant leaves his house without permission, an EMD officer is immediately notified. The officer then obtains an arrest warrant for the defendant. GPS units have more advanced technology and allow the EMD officer to continuously track the precise location of the defendant day and night. Tracking data is collected from global satellites and communicated to the EMD officer in real time. The EMD officer uses GPS units to establish “inclusion zones” and “exclusion zones” for the defendant. Inclusion zones are set up around the defendant’s work or home. Any deviation from a set schedule will cause a direct alert to law enforcement. Exclusion zones are areas established around the home, work or school of the victim. If an exclusion zone is breached, emergency data is sent directly to the 911 Communication Center for an immediate police response.

5556 Cheviot Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45247 phone: 923-3111 fax: 853-6220 email: web site:

Because of the lack of jail space in Hamilton County, EMD is a popular tool for judges. In recent months, there was an average of 350 to 400 daily users. The EMD program costs less than incarceration. Housing an inmate in the Hamilton County Justice Center costs $65 per day. EMD equipment is rented from a private vendor for $1.50 per day for each radio frequency unit and $6.50 per day for each GPS unit. Defendants sentenced to EMD are required to pay for the program on a sliding scale up to $50 per month. EMD also benefits defendants who invariably prefer to live at home and maintain their employment rather than jail. 80% of EMD defendants complete the program without violating the rules. Violators usually go to jail so there is substantial incentive for compliance. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court. He is a Loveland resident.

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.






Bailey Pearce, daughter of Maryanne and Jeff Pearce, Springfield Township, is getting a hug from Nikki Meiners, daughter of Tammi Rafferty and Gary Meiners, Colerain Township.



he McAuley High School class of 2012 commencement was May 23 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Valedictorian was Samantha Rack and salutatorian was Sarah Pierce. Photos by Jennie Key/The Community Press

The Class of 2012 bows in prayer for the last time before the graduation ceremony at Northern Kentucky Convention Center May 23.

Class co-presidents Sidney Stacy, daughter of Shawn and Patti Stacy, Colerain Township and Sarah Workman, daughter of Joe and Mary Workman, Colerain Township are ready to graduate.

Jenna Foppe, daughter of Karen and Bob Foppe, White Oak, helps Rachel Frank, daughter of Linda Frank, North College Hill, adjust the tassel on her mortar board.

Alison Deitsch, daughter of Marcia Deitsch and the late Steve Deitsch, White Oak, carries a rose into the commencement ceremony.

Malia Wenning, daughter of Tom and Leesa Wenning, Monfort Heights, brings her cap and gown to commencement.

Twin sisters Leah Brandt, left, and Sarah Brandt, right, wait for the final act as McAuley seniors: moving their tassels to signify they are graduates.

Danielle Pfeiffer missed most of the ceremony because she was winning the 800 meter run at the Division I regional finals. She arrived just in time to join her classmates as they moved the tassels on their caps to signify they are graduates.

Graduates sing at commencement under the direction of Mary White. Taking photos before the ceremony were Bria Wyatt, daughter of Monya Wyatt, Finneytown, and Courtney Campbell, daughter of Kenny and Terry Campbell, Colerain Township.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JUNE 7 Exercise Classes Pilates Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. Instructor Celine Kirby leads core-strengthening exercises using bands and weights. Bring yoga mat. Family friendly. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Eggs, cheese, bread, baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, honey and micro-greens. Weekly events and music. Free. Presented by College Hill Farm Market. 5420007; College Hill.

Parenting Classes Pathway’s Connect Gathering Group, 7-8 p.m., Apex Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 8624 Winton Road, Suite B, For parents to meet like-minded community members and build social and health connections. Topics include science of wellness, nutrition, child development, birth and pregnancy, and more. Free. Registration required. 931-4300. Finneytown.

Senior Citizens Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.

Festivals Church of the Assumption Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Church of the Assumption, 7711 Joseph St., Friday: Music by IROCs 8 p.m.-midnight. Food available: funnel cakes, pork chop sandwiches, bloomin’ onions, turtle soup, corn on the cob, brats and metts. 521-7274. Mount Healthy. St. Bernard Summer Festival, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, Taylor Creek, 7130 Harrison Ave., Music by The Menus. Rides, games and chance to win up to $25,000. Alcohol with ID. Free parking and shuttle. Presented by St. Bernard Church. Through June 10. 3534207; Colerain Township.

Literary - Libraries Summer Reading Teen Kickoff, 6:30-8:30 p.m., College Hill Branch Library, 1400 W. North Bend Road, Games, music, food and more. Ages 12-18. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6036; College Hill. Summer Reading Teen Kickoff, 6:30-8:30 p.m., North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave., Games, music, food and more. Ages 12-18. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6068; Colerain Township.

On Stage - Dance Snow White, 7 p.m., St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Walter C. Deye S.J. Performance Center. Full-length classical ballet based on the famous fairy tale. Family friendly. $20, $15 ages 11 and under and ages 65 and up. Presented by Ballet Theatre Midwest. 520-2334; Finneytown.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Through Dec. 28. 385-3780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Workout to videos geared to help lessen arthritis symptoms. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly,

YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Grades K-5. Monday-Friday. $142 per week for YMCA member, $173 per week for nonmember. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Campers in Leadership Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Ages 14-15. MondayFriday. $40 members, $58 nonmembers. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Adventure Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Grades 6-9. Monday-Friday. $142 members, $173 non-members. 923-4466. Groesbeck.

10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Weight loss support and accountability. For seniors. $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Colerain Township.

Education Calm Abiding Meditation Course, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Gaden Samdrup Ling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive, Continues every Saturday through June 30. Learn to train your mind to remain peaceful and uninterrupted in a state of onepointed concentration over an extended period of time. Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes. Free, donation requested. Registration required, space is limited. 385-7116; Colerain Township.

Festivals Church of the Assumption Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, Church of the Assumption, Saturday: Music by Stuck-inTime 8 p.m.-midnight. Fireworks at 10 p.m. 521-7274. Mount Healthy. St. Bernard Summer Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, Taylor Creek, Music by the Renegades. 3534207; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Calm Abiding Meditation Course, 10 a.m.-noon, Gaden Samdrup Ling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive, Learn technique for training the mind to remain peaceful and uninterrupted in a state of one-pointed concentration over an extended period of time. Free. Through June 30. 385-7116; Colerain Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke with Uncle Don, 9:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Music - Blues Sharing Hope Benefit Concert, 5-9 p.m., Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road, Amphitheater. Local blues bands and live auction. Funds raised support exterior repair and clean-up projects for residents in need. Benefits Sharing Hope in Colerain Township. $7. Reservations required. Presented by Sharing Hope in Colerain Township. 385-7505; Colerain Township.

Music - Rock Jess Lamb, 7:30-10:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. With the Cutouts, Icelandic Speed Train and Whitney McCombs. All ages. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park.

On Stage - Dance Snow White, 2 p.m., St. Xavier High School, $20, $15 ages 11 and under and ages 65 and up. 520-2334; Finneytown.

Shopping Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mount Healthy United Methodist Church, 7612 Perry St., Collectibles, small appliances, glassware and more. 591-0414. Mount Healthy.

Support Groups

The College Hill Farm Market is 3-6:30 p.m. Thursdays at College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. For more information, call 542-0007 or visit Pictured last year are Billy Davis and Mazie Booth of Brighid Farms. FILE PHOTO

SUNDAY, JUNE 10 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7766; Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 4-5 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension rand support the integrity of the spine. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Festivals Church of the Assumption Festival, 1-10 p.m., Church of the Assumption, Sunday: Elvis show by Stuart Snow at 2:30 p.m. Chicken dinner noon-6 p.m.; $8, $4 children. Music by Backstreet Band 6:30-10 p.m. Bingo 2-6 p.m. 521-7274. Mount Healthy. St. Bernard Summer Festival, 2-10 p.m., St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, Taylor Creek, Music by Ryan Broshear. Ron’s Roost chicken dinner 1-7 p.m., $10. 353-4207; Colerain Township.

On Stage - Dance Snow White, 2 p.m., St. Xavier High School, $20, $15 ages 11 and under and ages 65 and up. 520-2334; Finneytown.

MONDAY, JUNE 11 Business Meetings Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, First Financial Bank, 7522 Hamilton Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc. 9231985; Mount Healthy.

Civic Summer Feeding and Enrichment Program, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 1210 Compton Road, Free meals provided for children ages 17 and under. Family friendly. Free. 385-0755. Mount Healthy. Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 1210 Compton Road, Free meals to children as new USDA Summer Feeding Site. Ages -1-12. Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

Education Stockpiling Moms, 6:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Learn how to strategically use coupons to build your stockpile. Stockpiling Moms teach basics, store tips and more. Leave class ready to collect and organize your coupons and start building your stockpile. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.

Exercise Classes The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructed by Gary Terry, West Point

Coping with Depression, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Educational, non-therapy group, with a holistic approach to managing and reducing the impact of depression. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 931-5777; Finneytown.

TUESDAY, JUNE 12 Business Meetings

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. graduate, Army master fitness trainer and certified personal trainer. Focusing on helping individuals improve their strength, stamina, flexibility and weight loss. Bring mat, 3- or 5-pound dumbbells and water. Ages 18 and up. $8. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Wear comfortable workout attire and gym shoes. Bring water. $5. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township. Zumba, 6-7 p.m., College Hill Recreation Center, 5545 Belmont Ave., Dance. Aerobic/ dance work-out to Latin-inspired music. Ages 18 and up. Membership required. 591-3555; College Hill. Total Joint Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Designed for people who have finished physical therapy after joint replacement surgery but are looking to improve upon the progress they’ve made leading to a better quality of life. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $90 for 15 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Music - Blues Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., With Tristate blues artists. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Recreation Bingo, 1-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, All money collected distributed as prize money. For seniors. 25 cents per card. 385-3780. Green Township.

Senior Citizens Chair Volleyball, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Indoor Cornhole, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

Summer Camp - Horses Summer Horse Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and 1-4 p.m., Winton Woods Riding Center, 10073 Daly Road, Half-day camp through June 22. The experienced riding center staff will teach ages 7-17 about horse safety, breeds, grooming tacking, riding and more. $300 per camper. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 931-3057; Springfield Township.

Summer Camp - Special Needs Youth Discovery Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Art Camp. Daily through June 15. Ages 8-22. Recreation, socializ-

ing and team building activities. $70 per week. Transportation roundtrip: $25 more than 10 miles, $15 within 10 miles. Registration required. 522-3860; North College Hill.

Summer Camp - YMCA Camp Little Creek, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Camp Jump Start. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, large and small group games, science and nature activities and team building activities during the day. Swimming every day except field trip days. Weekly field trip to place such as the skating rink, the zoo and JumpZone or field trip coming to us such as Mad Cap Puppets and Drake Planetarium. Camps run Monday-Friday. Ages 5-13. $173, $142 members. Pre and post camp available. Registration required. 923-4466; Groesbeck. Preschool Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and 9 a.m.-noon, Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Camp Jump Start. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, group games, story time, science and nature activities and swimming everyday. Ages 3-5. $155 for 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $80 for 9 a.m. noon. Registration required. 923-4466; Groesbeck. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, June 11-15. Day Camp in the Pines is broken down into three areas: Pioneers Camp for children in Kindergarten, Explorers Camp for children ages 6-8, and Voyagers Camp for children ages 9-11. Members: $135 per week; Program Participants: $170 per week. Registration fee is $25 per child, $50 per family. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Camp Sunshine, 9 a.m., YMCA Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, June 11-15. Ages 3-12: 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 13-18: 1-4 p.m. $65 members, $75 non-members. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Sports/Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Tennis. June 11-15. Ages 6-12. $82 members/$107 nonmembers. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Ages 12-14. Monday-Friday. $135 week for YMCA members/$170 week for non-members. Registration fee $25 per child; $50 per family. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Campers in Leadership Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Ages 13-15. Monday-Friday. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Preschool Camp, 9 a.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Happily Ever After. Ages 3-5. Monday-Friday. $82 week members/$107 week non-members. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Traditional Day Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family

Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles Mount Healthy Aerie 2193, 1620 Kinney Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc. 923-1985; Mount Healthy.

Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes Pilates Mat Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Taught by Judy Fazel. Family friendly. $15 drop-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

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. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $8. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Music - Concerts Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, Cold Smoke. Also, Tribute To Roy Orbison. Dr. Corfman with The Animal Care Center of Forest Park answers pet questions. Bring seating. Funny Companie Clowns on hand for face painting. Family friendly. Presented by Village of Greenhills. 851-2856; Greenhills.

Religious - Community 18/28 Summer Series, 7-9 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Road, Praise and worship, get into community with peers and listen to speakers. Ages 18-28. Registration required. 309-7695; college. Finneytown.

Support Groups Enhancing Marriages: Building on Your Strengths, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Improve your communication and enhance the joy in your relationship. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

THURSDAY, JUNE 14 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.



Dress spring greens with hot bacon dressing

Update on Eileen Baker’s butter pecan cake So many of you asked to clarify the ingredients and method, so here is the recipe again, with detailed instructions. 1 box butter pecan cake mix (18.25 oz. size) 3 eggs, large 1 stick butter, melted 1 cup water 2 14 oz. cans sweetened condensed milk* ½ of an 8 oz. bag Heath candy bits, regular or chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat cake mix, eggs, butter and water well. Pour into sprayed 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until cake is done. Poke holes all over and while cake is still warm, pour one can milk over cake. Pour Heath candy over that. Pour other can of milk over candy. Let sit 20 minutes. Store in refriger-


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Rita’s recipe for hot bacon dressing is a great way to dress spring greens. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Rita was growing leaf lettuce in a colander until her chicks ate it. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD ator. *Note: Some readers thought the cake was soggy after it was completely made with the toppings. Know that it should be very moist. Make sure the cake is done (ovens vary) and if you like, start out with one to one-and-a-half cans milk and go from there, adding the full two cans if you want. Eileen recommends at least one-and-ahalf cans. Regardless, you’ll be using half the milk the first time you pour it on the cake and the other half is poured on after you sprinkle the candy on it.

Hot bacon dressing

One of my favorite dressings to dress spring greens. I like adding crumbled fried bacon, feta cheese and hard boiled

egg to the salad, as well as any veggies I have on hand. This is good on cabbage, too. ¼ cup bacon fat Onion: as much as you like – I use 1-2 green onions, chopped ¼ cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons each: water and sugar

Melt fat and stir in onion. Cook a couple minutes. Add everything else. Bring to a boil and turn off heat. Taste and adjust flavors. I usually add a bit more vinegar, etc.

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I remember, it had a graham cracker crust and three layers of creamy filling – I think they were pink, green, and yellow. It was lighter than a pudding – more like the old “whip and chill” boxed dessert. I would love to be able to make it for him again.” Silverglade’s chicken salad. For Judy S. “So good. My daughter and her husband come from Columbus and crave Silverglade’s chicken salad. The down side is getting to Findlay Market to get it and it is not inexpensive.” I have a call in to Silverglade’s now to see if they’ll share, though in the past they could not. Anyone have a clone for it?

Martha McCarthy has been awarded the Alumni Career Achievement Award from the College of Mount St. Joseph for her exceptional professionalism in the field of social work and deep commitment to supporting the dignity of those who are poor. The school present ed McCarthy with the honor during a special award ceremony June 2. McCarthy, who works at McCarthy Mercy Health – Mount Airy Hospital, graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph in 1962 with a degree in sociology. In her role as program manager for Mercy Health’s Health Partnership Program, McCarthy works to assist those in need, connecting people who are uninsured or underinsured with doctors .


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It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago the baby chicks were too cute, fuzzy little balls of fluff hopping around the yard. Well, now they’re in what I call the “teenage” stage. They’re pecking at Rita the herbs in Heikenfeld my herb RITA’S KITCHEN garden and enjoyed a salad dinner by decimating the leaf lettuce planted in a colander. Yesterday, they dug through the snapdragons in my antique copper wash kettle and made a fine mid-day snack of them. So I told my husband, Frank, it’s time to put them in the “chicken condo” with the rest of the birds. That is, if we can catch them.

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Model trains on display It is a garden and model railroad enthusiast’s dream weekend June 9-10 as the Greater Cincinnati Garden Railway Society presents its 2012 Summer Layout Tour. The event is free to the public and is spread throughout numerous communities in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Garden railroading is a hobby wherein model railroading enthusiasts design large-scale (G-Scale) model trains to fit in their outdoor private garden settings. And many of

these outdoor large-scale model trains will be on display at six layout locations Saturday, June 9, and five layout locations Sunday, June 10, in the Northern Greater Cincinnati area. The event hours are 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Northern Kentucky-Southern Ohio outdoor train layouts will be at private residences including two locations in Colerain Township: Jim and Jane Matchett, J and J Railroad Co., on Stonequarry Court and Ray and Charlotte Hughes, Sky-

ridge Railroad, on Skyridge Dreive. As an added bonus for tour-takers, in addition to the 11 free outdoor displays, two indoor model train displays are offering admission discounts in conjunction with the tour – Saturday at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington’s Devou Park and Sunday at the EnterTRAINment Junction in West Chester. For locations, maps, times, background and photos, go to www.GCGRS.ORG.

Use credit card for major purchases Many people don’t give it a second thought when they charge something to their credit card, but the protection it gives you can be invaluable if something goes wrong with your purchase. That’s what Ottis Wilson of Lebanon learned after he bought new windows for his house back in February. Wilson said he noticed things weren’t going well from the beginning. “They started at the back of the house and they came around to the front and when they got to one where I could see them, I could see they weren’t putting in any insulation,” Wilson said. He contacted the company that sold him the windows, Air-Tite in West Chester. Wilson said, “They sent a technician out, a field technician. He opened up one of the windows and he said, ‘This is disgusting.’” Air-Tite then sent out workers who put in insulation, but Wilson said it still wasn’t done correctly. He also said the windows weren’t installed securely. Air-Tite had arranged financing for the project with Wells Fargo Bank’s

Home Project’s Visa card. Wilson said, “I called Wells Fargo and advised them the Howard job wasn’t Ain done right.” HEY HOWARD! Despite Wilson’s complaint, AirTite was paid anyway and then it suddenly went out of business without fixing the windows. However, his complaint did prompt Wells Fargo to open an investigation and Wilson was advised to get a repair estimate and send it to the bank. But, he said, “No one wants to come back out and do someone else’s work.” Wilson keeps getting credit card statements and said he’s concerned it could hurt his credit rating because he’s refused to pay. Wilson said he won’t pay, “Not till I get something done, because if I make a payment I know they’re going to say, ‘OK, you’re accepting it.’” Fortunately, Wilson’s credit card agreement said he may not have to pay the remaining amount due. That’s because Air-

Tite Windows arranged the financing, the charge was put on the bank’s Visa card and there’s still an amount owed – in this case that’s everything – $4,200. Wilson has all these rights because he disputed the charge with the bank within 60 days of charging the windows. That 60-day time limit is crucial to remember whenever you charge anything to a credit card and it can come in quite handy if there’s a problem. For instance, some consumers recently paid for a tanning salon package and after the salon went out of business they were able to get their money back – not from the salon but from their credit card company. Bottom line, when buying major items I always recommend you pay with a credit card because if something goes wrong you have up to 60 days to dispute the charge. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Mitchel forest bike trail expands


Hamilton County’s first official mountain bike trail has been expanded in Mitchell Memorial Forest in Miami Township. Thanks to the ongoing support from Cincinnati Off Road Alliance (CORA) and Hamilton County Park District staff and volunteers, the trail has gone from 3.9 miles of challenging terrain to more than 8 miles of serious biking excitement. The 4.4-mile extension was made possible by grant funding from the Recreational Trails Program administered through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources as well as an additional 1,600 hours donated by volunteers. The trail has been designed per International Mountain Biking Association standards and includes moderate to steep terrain, several technical features and some sec-

John Homer rides the mountain bike trail at Mitchell Memorial Forest in Miami Township when it first opened. The trial has been expanded. FILE PHOTO. tions of more difficult trail. CORA is a local mountain biking organization committed to building and maintaining trails in the Cincinnati area. To learn more, visit Mitchell Memorial Forest is at 5401 Zion Road. A valid Hamilton County

Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, visit or call 513-521-PARK (7275). Also, be sure to “like” the Mitchell Memorial Forest Mountain Bike Trail on Facebook or follow on Twitter @mmfmtbtrail.



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The next meeting of the Colerain Township Business Association will be 8 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at Atria Northgate Park, 9191 Round Top Road. This will be a breakfast meeting to recognize the top student athletes in the community and the academic scholarship winners for 2012. Brian Cleary, head baseball coach for the University of Cincinnati, will be the guest speaker. Cleary has been with UC for 16 seasons and led the Bearcats to 412 wins.

Historical talk

A statute next to St. Ann Church, 2900 W. Galbraith Road, reflects in the church window. Correct answers came from: Mary Bowling, Mary Jo Zupsic, Carolyn Watson, Katelyn Finley, Gail Hallgath, Debbie Fales, Nancy and Mark Bruner, Joane Donnelly, Pat Merfert, Dennis Boehm, Sandy Rouse, Jake and Jamie Spears, Florence Back, Nancy Padgett, Joan Wilson, Taylor Biehl, Marilyn Romp, the Block family, Bernice Niehaus, Linda Metz, and Debi and Greg Kohl. Thanks for playing. See this week’s clue on A4. Last week’s clue.

Joe Flickinger will discuss his book, “A Bicentennial History of Green Township: Uncovering a Jewel in the Crown of the Queen City,” at the Delhi Park Lodge, 5125 Foley Road. The book celebrates the history and heritage of Green Township and its journey from an isolated frontier wilderness to one of the largest townships in Ohio. The discussion is presented by the Delhi Historical Society. Flickinger, a Green Township resident, is a graduate of Oak Hills High School and a history

teacher in the Northwest Local School District. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11. For more information, contact the historical society at or call 4514313.

Spiderman is coming

The Amazing SpiderMan “Secrets Unmasked” Truck Tour will be at WalMart the next two weekends. Grab the family for a fun-filled adventure and explore the innovative “Secrets Unmasked” Truck Tour that turns a parking lot into a playground of interactive features for kids of all ages. The truck will be at the following parking lots of these Wal-Marts: » 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at 1143 Smiley Ave, Forest Park » 3-6 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at 10240 Colerain Ave, For more information, visit spider-man.

Rummage sale

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, June 15, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 16, at the church. There will be a $4 bag sale on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. The United Methodist Women will also be having a bake sale on both days.

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DEATHS Barney Barnett Marlon “Barney” Barnett, 77, Green Township, died May 21. He worked for Holland Motor Express. He served in the Army 82nd Airborne during Korea. Survived by wife Marian Barnett; chilBarnett dren Stephanie (Kevin) George, Nikki (Mike Mellet), Bill (Jamie) Barnett, Shari (Tim) Barnett-Engel; grandchildren Ethan, Chloe, Teagan, Cecilia, Colbie, Sydney. Services were May 26 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Kenneth Becker Kenneth Becker, 72, Green Township, died May 21. Survived by wife Diane Elbert Becker; sisters Beverly Becker, Carole Drew; sisters-in-law Gail Koehler, Gretchen Brice; niece and nephews Carl, Christopher, Brian, Melissa; many greatnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Carl, Dorothy Becker. Services were May 30 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or Vitas Hospice.

Lucy Bickel Lucy Claus Bickel, 88, Green Township, died May 22. Survived by children Janet

Zorick, Albert III, David Bickel; eight grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Albert Bickel Jr., daughter Caroline Sanker. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Pink Ribbon Girls, P.O. Box 224, Tipp City, OH 45371.

Lawrence Kempf Lawrence W. Kempf, 80, Green Township, died May 29. Survived by sons Barney (Eileen), Barry (Dawn) Kempf; grandchildren Laura (Brandon) Dingeldein, Jonathan (Elizabeth Hatchet), Caleb Kempf; sister Charlotte (the late Jerry) Rack. Preceded in death by wife Margie Rork Kempf, brothers George (Leticia), Robert (the late Rita) Kempf. Services were June 2 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Kidney Foundation, 2200 Victory Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Norbert Knue Norbert Leo Knue, 87, Green Township, died May 24. He was a registered professional engineer who work for General Electric. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Margaret Haffey Knue; children Marianne (Jim Brush) Knue, Michael (Brenda), Mark (Barbara) Knue, Monica (Tom) Kennard; grandchildren Adrian, Collin Brush, Michael, Casey, Cody Rae Knue; sister Marilyn Joerger. Preceded in death by siblings Sister Carmel, SPS, Maurice, Louis Knue,



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

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Sunday School - 10:00 am Sunday Morning - 11:00 am Sunday Evening - 6:00 pm Wednesday - 7:00 pm Evening Prayer and Bible Study

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. Rosemary West. Services were May 31 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Rebold, RoseKnue nacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Leo Church, 2573 St. Leo Place, Cincinnati, OH 45225 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

JoAnn LeFevre JoAnn Bross LeFevre, 67, Colerain Township, died May 30. Survived by son Robert (Angie Edison) LeFevre; granddaughter Krista LeFevre; great-granddaughter Natalie Downes; sister Kathy (Tim) Mathis; nieces Lauren, Megan, Kelly. Preceded in death by parents Edgar, Myrtle Bross. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Charles Lipps Charles Edward Lipps, 76, Green Township, died May 28. He was founder of Charles Lipps & Son, general contractor. Survived by wife Janice “Jay” Lipps; children Pam (Jim) Smith, Chuck (Janet) Lipps, Maria (Don)


“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

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Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor


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

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

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

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

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

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

LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15

Helen Mills

Jim “Doc” Long, 65, Groesbeck, died May 25. Survived by children Rick (Leslie), Randy Long, Lorrie (Bruce) Hodge; grandchildren Hayley, Lexie, Brenna Hodge, Grace Long; siblings Gary (Paula), Dennis (Tina), Kevin (Carol) Long, Vicki (Tom) Schmutte; Pam Long. Preceded in death by parents Paul, Dorothy Long. Services were June 1 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: E.B. Fund, P.O. Box 810, Miamitown, OH 45041.

Helen Schmidt Mills, 86, Green Township, died May 26. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Dennis Mills, Donna Hendricks, Nancy (Michael) Meyers; grandchildren Christine, Cheryl, Cathy, Mills Carrie, Jeremy, Melanie, Dennis; 16 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband William Mills. Services were May 30 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Second Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Jean Meehan

Charlene Owen

Gilda “Jean” Ventre Meehan, 90, Green Township, died May 27. She owned several local restaurants from the 1950s through the 1980s, including Harrison Pizza, G&G’s, Western Saddle and the Top Chef Restaurant. She was a member of St. Ann’s Society of San Antonio Church, the Cheviot Fire Association Goldenaires and the Cheviot Democratic Club. Survived by child Terry; sisters Mathilda Fischer, Patricia Jacimine; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by

Charlene Wuertemburg Owen, 78, Green Township, died May 29. She was a hairdresser. Survived by husband John “Bill” Owen; children Sherry (Dan) Davis, John, Mark Owen (Kathy) Owen; brother Mark (Rose) Wuertemburg; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings

Jim Long

Lois Phipps Lois Yeary Phipps, 74, Springfield Township, died May 17. She worked for the Finneytown Local School District. Survived by children Hugh Phipps, Lena (Tim) Hardwick, Lavenda (Mark) Sellers; sister Ruth Phipps Barker; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband John Phipps. Services were May 23 at the State Avenue Church of God. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to the Lois E. Phipps Memorial Fund at any US Bank.

John Poundstone John N. Poundstone Jr., 82, Green Township, died May 29. Survived by wife Esther Poundstone; children James (Barbara), Matthew (Marianne) Poundstone, Amy (Michael) Lorton, Jennifer Jarvis, Becky McCullough; 11 grandchildren; three greatPoundstone grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Johnny Poundstone, sister Jo Ann Schmidt. Services were June 2 at St. Peter & St. Paul United Church of Christ. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Peter & St. Paul United Church of Christ, 3001 Queen City Ave.,

See DEATHS, Page B7

Visitors Welcome

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

PRESBYTERIAN Church By The Woods Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Bustin’ Out: Let the Spirit Move In!" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

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

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

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Christ, the Prince of Peace

691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

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Denton. Services were June 1 at St. Martin of Tours Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Preserving our Treasures Fund, St. Martin of Tours Church, 3720 St. Martin’s Place, Cheviot, OH 45211.

Jim, Sam, Trene, Emma Wuertemburg. Services were May 31 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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Ruehl; grandchildren Adam, Abby Smith, Matt Clarke, Luke, Brooke Ruehl, Sarah, Brandon, Adrien Lipps. Lipps Preceded in death by brother Paul Lipps. Services were June 2 at Our Lady of the Visitation. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.


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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations Alexander Lee, born 1982, carrying concealed weapons, obstructing official business, 2547 W. North Bend Road, May 22. Alisha J. Rutland, born 1981, disorderly conduct, 2547 W. North Bend Road, May 22. Antonio Grant, born 1993, aggravated armed robbery, 2680 Hillvista Lane, May 22. Defazio L. Gordon, born 1976, criminal damaging or endangering, disorderly conduct, 5115 Colerain Ave., May 22. Orlando Elliott, born 1977, aggravated menacing, felonious assault, tampering with evidence, 2547 W. North Bend Road, May 22. Tiara Harris, born 1988, criminal damaging or endangering, menacing, 4868 Hawaiian Terrace, May 22. Rashawn Russell Tennyson, born 1985, trafficking, 5564 Colerain Ave., May 23. Terry Cameron, born 1977, trafficking, 5564 Colerain Ave., May 23. Aaron Garrett, born 1978, drug abuse, having a weapon under disability, trafficking, 5138 Hawaiian Terrace, May 25. Donald L. Helton, born 1985, theft under $300, 5827 Monfort Hills Ave., May 26. Jermaine L. Stokes, born 1984, aggravated menacing, 5460 Bahama Terrace, May 26. Markeith Hill, born 1985, assault, 5066 Hawaiian Terrace, May 28. Markeith Hill, born 1985, assault,

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 Simon Leis, 825-1500 » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300 5800 Colerain Ave., May 28. Markeith Hill, born 1985, domestic violence, 5465 Kirby Ave., May 28.

Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary 2390 North Bend Road, May 19. Assault 2390 W. North Bend Road, May 19. 2665 Gracewood Ave., May 19. 5365 Bahama Terrace, May 20. 5460 Kirby Ave., May 23. Burglary 5060 Hawaiian Terrace, May 18. 5588 Goldenrod, May 18. 4510 Colerain Ave., May 20. 5562 Foxrun Court, May 22. Criminal damaging/endangering 5464 Bahama Terrace, May 20. 5115 Colerain Ave., May 22. 2624 Jessup Road, May 23. 5545 Colerain Ave., May 24. Domestic violence Reported on West North Bend Road, May 19. Reported on West North Bend Road, May 20. Reported on West North Bend

Road, May 21. Felonious assault 2547 W. North Bend Road, May 22. Theft 5301 Eastknoll Court, May 20. 5465 Kirby Ave., May 22. 5890 Shadymist Lane, May 22. 5761 Wielert Ave., May 23. 5800 Colerain Ave., May 23. 6255 Banning Road, May 23. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle 2324 W. North Bend Road, May 19. Unlawful restraint 2390 North Bend Road, May 19.

Longhorn Drive, theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., May 15. Michael Watson, 25, 1248 Henkel Drive, having weapons under disability, trafficking in drugs, carrying concealed weapons, felonious assault, drug possession at 2700 Hill Vista Drive, May 15. Deandra Brown, 19, 2254 Millvale Court, obstructing official business at 4200 Springdale Road, May 15. Kellen Brown, 22, 11651 Norbourne, burglary at 10297 Menominee, May 16. Tina Miller, 34, 5269 Valleyview, drug possession at 8940 Colerain Ave., May 16. Joshua Pack, 18, 5533 Leumas, misuse of credit cards at 4200 Springdale, May 16. Della Spears, 45, 2310 Kenton Street, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 16. Heidi Pulskamp, 29, 2930 Jon-

rose, endangering children, possessing drug abuse instruments at 2930 Jonrose Ave., May 17. Donati Fikes, 35, 1139 Waynes Street, disorderly conduct at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 17. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., May 17. Charles Kellings, 33, 2426 Harrison Ave., assault at 7625 Colerain Ave., May 18.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Business entered and blowers valued at $500 removed at 6765 E. Miami River Road, May












DEATHS Continued from Page B6

Gary Joseph Smith, 73, Colerain Township, died May 18. He was a portrait artist. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam. Survived by friends Kristel Trammell and Don Merriss. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home.

Services were May 22 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, Vandergriff 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 402, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

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Jessie Vandergriff, 84, White Oak, died May 19. Survived by daughter Allene Gazzaroli; granddaughters Jodi (Jeff) Lintz, Tracy (Rey) Padron; great-grandchildren Sydney, Devin, Hunter, Mason, Gavin; brother Joseph Pack.

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COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Cristine Brumley, 32, 7967 E. Mill Street, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., May 14. Judy Auel, 22, 2856 Wheatfield Drive, drug possession at 9040 Colerain Ave., May 15. Nathaniel Schmitt, 31, 5521 North Glen Rd., theft at 9505 Colerain AVE., May 15. Alexander Demopulos, 19, 3816

17. Burglary Residence entered and shoes and television of unknown value removed at 10241 Menomimee, May 13. Residence entered and laptop of unknown value removed at 10297 Menominee, May 16. Residence entered and items removed at 5557 Old Blue Rock Road, May 15. Residence entered and Wii game system of unknown value removed at 10291 Pippin Road, May 16.

Brady. Services were May 21 at Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Society for the Prevention of Wendeln Cruelty to Animals, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.


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Tanya Danielsen Wendeln, 64, Green Township, died May 16. She was an administrative assistant. Survived by children Danielle (Sean) Brady, Derek Clemmons; siblings Marilyn Cox, Gary, Ken, Rick Danielsen; grandson Chase


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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 Criminal damaging Vehicle reported at 9500 E. Miami River Road, May 16. Sugar placed in vehicle tank at 3284 Rocker Drive, May 15. Forgery Victim reported at 8250 Colerain Ave., May 15. Misuse of credit cards Victim reported at 2994 Cranbrook, May 15. Theft Yard tools removed at 4300 Springdale Road, May 9. Merchandise valued at $38 removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., May 15. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 9515 Colerain Ave., May 15. Prescription of unknown value removed at 7580 Colerain Ave., May 16.

Speakers valued at $50 removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 16. $250 in gift cards of unknown value removed at 6401 Colerain Ave., May 16. Items valued at $1,000 removed from vehicle at 2677 Impala, May 15. Vehicle entered and items of unknown value removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., May 16. Vandalism Door shattered at 9191 Roundtop Road, May 12.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Forestine Lee, 56, 3046 Bracken Woods Lane, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., May 19. Juvenile, 14, theft at 3491 North Bend Road, May 19. Juvenile, 15, theft at 3491 North Bend Road, May 19.

Juvenile, 17, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., May 19. Juvenile, 17, trafficking in drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia at 6375 Harrison Ave., May 18. Juvenile, 17, drug abuse at 6375 Harrison Ave., May 18. Brandon R. McFarland, 29, 246 Silverspring, aggravated arson and vandalism at 246 Silverspring, May 22. William Baker, 27, 5315 Lee’s Crossing Drive, possession of marijuana at Cloverleaf and North Bend Road, May 21. Keith Humphries, 28, 7226 Creekview, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., May 21. Ryann Clark, 28, 7226 Creekview, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., May 21. Rachel N. Askins, 26, 820 McPherson Ave., theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., May 22.

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Josh R. Flick, 23, 5542 Biscayne Ave., forgery and theft at 5542 Biscayne Ave., May 23. Scott G. Pierce Jr., 26, 975 Wells Court, possession of marijuana at Glenway Avenue and Parkcrest, May 23. Aaron D. Reneau, 31, 4270 Paul Road No. 1, drug abuse instruments at 5800 Glenway Ave., May 23. Merrissa Graber, 27, 4270 Paul Road No. 1, drug abuse instruments at 5800 Glenway Ave., May 23. Lisa Graber, 47, 3332 Glenmore Ave. No. 8, drug abuse instruments at 5800 Glenway Ave., May 23. Tia M. McClellan, 22, 54 East Court St., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., May 24. Cody L. Fletcher, 18, 5502 Lawrence Road, possession of fireworks at 6356 Terra Court, May 25. Joe Solomon, 18, 6423 Visitation, drug paraphernalia and underage possession of alcohol at 6356 Terra Court, May 25. Dishon A. Harris, 27, 4430 Guerley Road Apt. B, domestic violence at 4430 Guerley Road Apt. B, May 26. Juvenile, 15, possession of marijuana and underage consumption at 6650 Hearne Road, May 25. Juvenile, 16, possession of marijuana and underage consumption at 6650 Hearne Road, May 25. Taylor Robbins, 18, 4407 Raceview Ave., possession of marijuana at Harrison Avenue and Raceview Avenue, May 25. Joseph Bethel, 28, 5430 Barrow Ave. No. 8, possession of marijuana at West Fork Road and Lee’s Crossing Drive, May 25.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Lawn mower and weed trimmer stolen from home’s shed at 2243 Sable Drive, May 23. Weed trimmer and two gasoline containers stolen from home’s shed at 2955 Werkridge Drive, May 19. Winter hats, toys, clothing items, guitar, amplifier and 120 vinyl

records stolen from home at 6058 Parrakeet Drive, May 21. Burglary Television, camcorder, case of beer, several pieces of jewelry and a DVD player stolen from home at 4397 Oakville, May 25. Two televisions, money, cedar chest and several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 3899 Powner Road, May 26. Window damaged during burglary attempt; entry was not gained at 5369 Maylee, May 22. Criminal damaging Passenger side of vehicle dented at 5830 Harrison Ave., May 21. Vehicle driven through home’s yard, damaging two bushes at 5507 Siesta Drive, May 20. Vehicle’s passenger side doors and fender scratched with a key at 5474 Whispering Way, May 23. Window broken on home at 6852 Summit Lake Drive, May 24. Window broken on vehicle at 5627 Woodhaven, May 19. Criminal mischief Graffiti spray-painted on guard rail and street at 2593 Ebenezer Road, May 18. Domestic dispute Argument between spouses at South Road, May 20. Domestic violence Physical altercation between spouses at Cleves Warsaw, May 24. Forgery Counterfeit $20 bill issued at Cancun Mexican Restaurant at 6383 Glenway Ave., May 26. Victim had a personal check forged and cashed at 6223 Eagles Lake Court, May 22. Menacing Suspect threatened to harm victim at 2870 Blue Rock Road, May 20. Suspect threatened to harm victim at 3703 Ridgedale No. 2, May 24. Property damage Glass storm door broken on home at 5183 Sidney Road, May 20. Theft Purse and contents stolen from victim’s shopping cart in park-

ing lot at Gabriel Brothers at 5750 Harrison Ave., May 11. Money stolen from vehicle at 5206 Sidney Road, May 12. Money and two pairs of shorts stolen from vehicle at 3399 Kleeman Lake Court, May 13. Prescription medicine stolen from home at 3428 Moonridge, May 13. Coin collection, several DVDs and video games, and a digital camera stolen from home at 5610 Muddy Creek Road, May 13. Money stolen from two vehicles at 3006 Diehl Road, May 13. GPS stolen from vehicle at 5516 Whispering Way, May 13. GPS stolen from one vehicle; and MP3 player, medicine, money and two credit cards stolen from second vehicle at 3000 Diehl Road, May 13. Cell phone stolen from victim when left behind on bar at Willie’s Sports Café at 6380 Glenway Ave., Jan. 0. Wallet and contents stolen from victim’s purse at Gabriel Brothers at 5750 Harrison Ave., May 14. Three packages of diapers stolen from Kroger at 3491 North Bend Road, May 14. Two bottles of laundry detergent stolen from Kroger at 5830 Harrison Ave., May 15. Vehicle stolen from in front of home at 3372 Algus Lane, May 15. Money, projector, razor and set of headphones stolen from vehicle at 5395 Tall Oak Court, May 15. Set of golf clubs stolen from vehicle at 4197 Runningfawn Drive, May 15. Tote bag, stethoscope, money and personal documents stolen from vehicle at 4478 Runningfawn Drive, May 15. Money, 15 CDs, DVD player, wallet and contents, gel case, GPS, two packs of cigarettes, medicine and insurance cards stolen from vehicle at 4354 West Fork Road, May 15. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 5176 Cleves Warsaw, May 16.


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