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Gardens featured in June 19 tour By Jennie Key

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Fire report release

The Colerain Township Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services is expected to release its Line of Duty Death report this week. Check on Wednesday for information. The Northwest Press will have a followup on the release of the report in the June 23 edition.

New coaches

Jim Pugh, seen here coaching the Mount Healthy High School boys team in March 2009, will coach the Lady Owls this winter after a one-year absence. Colerain High School’s Lady Cardinals also welcome a new coach, Dan Wallace, this season. FULL STORY, A7

Power talk

Green Township trustees have a message about electric aggregation for Green Township residents. FULL STORY, A9

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There’s a host of hostas scattered through Ted DeMatteo’s Linsan Drive garden. Deep green ones with blue undertones. Small dainty ones, large almost lumbering ones. Exotic stained glass hostas and cool Veronica Lake varieties crowd the beds, testifying to the White Oak man’s love of the garden. DeMatteo says he got hooked on gardening in the second grade. A marigold in a Dixie cup eventually germinated into a love of gardening that drives the layout of DeMatteo’s suburban yard. He estimates he has 200 varieties of hostas in his garden, where he tries to do a little work almost every day. “I get out three or four days a week,” he said. “It really is relaxing.” His home is one of five on the Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association’s 12th annual Summer Garden Tour that gives you the chance to look around at the private gardens featuring a wide variety of plants, an outdoor lanai, hillside waterfalls, container gardens, vegetable gardens and lots more. The tour will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Tickets are $8 in advance at the White Oak Garden Center, Mattfeld Florists and Greenhouses or at the Monfort Heights branch of the Cheviot Savings Bank. Tickets for $10 will be sold at any of these garden locations on the day of the tour. Your ticket entitles you to visit all five of the gardens on the tour, receive bottled water, refreshments and a price-off coupon at White Oak Garden Center. It also entitles you to $1 off a glass of menu wine at Piazza Discepoli in the White Oak Shopping Center on the day of the tour. There is also a plant sale at the 5000 Mallard Crossing location on the tour, where annuals, perennials and hanging baskets may be purchased. The sale will also feature local artists’ yard art for sale. Sandy McCann, the chairwoman


Ted DeMatteo’s Linsan Drive garden features close to 200 varieties of hostas and 150 different varieties of day lilies in his suburban back yard garden. The garden is one of five featured in this year’s Monfort Heights/White Oak Commuity Association Garden Tour.

Gardens on the tour


Hostas, often thought of as shade lovers, can also be sun worshippers. Ted DeMatteo says varieties with yellow and white coloring may do well in sunny beds. of the garden tour, says the tour is the association’s major annual fundraiser. She said it’s been easier in recent years to convince gardeners to open their creations to the public. “I think initially, people were a little intimidated,” she said. “But this year, it was settled fairly early. One woman told me she had put it on her bucket list. She stepped right

The gardens on the 2010 Monfort Heights/White Oak Garden Tour are: • 5015 Mallard Crossing (off Boomer Road, off North Bend Road): Features an outdoor lanai, potted plants, hanging baskets and curved beds with evergreens, roses, daisies and grasses. • 6012 Eden Place Drive (off West Fork Road, off North Bend Road): Features a hillside waterfall, lots of tasteful yard art and specimens in pots and troughs. • 3354 Linsan Drive (off Seiler, off Jessup Road, off Cheviot Road, off North Bend Road): Dry stack walls, lots of perennials, and a Paverlock pathway that meanders to a garden featuring close to 200 varieties of hostas and 150 species of day lilies. There is a waterfall, and an herb garden and colorful flower beds are also featured. • 4440 Jessup Road (off Cheviot Road off North Bend Road): Stone walls graced with roses welcome visitors to this two-acre garden, which also has a vegetable garden guarded by a clematis-laden arbor. Parking is very limited but there is shuttle service from the White Oak Shopping Center near Piazza Discepoli. • 6029 Squirrelwood Court (off Jessup Road, off North Bend): A bridge over a waterway and large boulders are two features of this landscaped yard. An outdoor living area is set off by potted plants, perennials and annuals. Mature evergreens lend privacy to this sanctuary. up this year.” Peggy Lopez, chairwoman of the group’s planning and zoning committee, says the community association has about 700 family and small business members. “We use our funds to beautify – with trees, annual and perennial plants and grass mowing throughout the summer – at the I-74/North

Bend Road interchange,” she said. She said the group also uses the funds to publish nine newsletters each year and offers nine meetings a year to members and the public, featuring speakers who address important local issues. For more information about the community association, visit the website at

Colerain Twp. to discuss fire levy renewal By Jennie Key

The Colerain Township Board of Trustees will discuss a fire levy renewal at a special work session for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, in the Trustee Chambers at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. In the state of the township address at the June 8 board meeting, Fire Chief Bruce Smith said township voters passed a 4.34 mill five-year levy in 2005 that expires at the end of this year. “The levy generates about 40 to 41 percent of our operating income,” he said. “When this levy expires on Dec. 31, we will

State of the Township message is online

The June 8 Colerain Township State of the Township presentation and the June 8 regular meeting of the Colerain Township Board of Trustees is available for viewing at need to have something in place to be able to maintain our operations.” Records from the Hamilton County Auditor’s Office said the levy generated about $4.7 million annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $118 annually when it was renewed in 2005. House Bill 48, which becomes effective July 2, changed the filing deadline for levy resolutions from a township board of trustees

from 75 days before the election to 90 days before the election. That moves the deadline for a resolution for the November ballot to Aug. 4. Attorney James Reuter said the board has pass two resolutions to place an issue on the ballot. One is a preliminary resolution asking the auditor to calculate millage based on the township’s total real property valuation. The auditor is to respond within 10 days, and only after receiv-

ing the auditor’s response can the board pass its final resolution. Because of the Colerain Township summer meeting schedule, there are only two regularly scheduled meetings between now and the Aug. 4 deadline. Reuter recommended building breathing room into the process to allow for delays so any problems may be addressed and would not impact the township going forward. The board agreed and set the special meeting. “You don’t want to take chances with this,” Reuter said. “If it gets messed up, you are looking at layoffs, cuts and reductions in service.”

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Green Twp. may strike out on ball field sale By Jennie Key

Uproar over the sale of the Northside Knights of Columbus ball fields on Blue Rock Road has split the membership of the council and put the sale on hold. Last month, Green Township officials agreed to buy an 11-acre piece of property that includes the Northside Knights of Columbus ballpark on Blue Rock Road. The K of C council board voted 7-2 to sell the fields for $475,000.












Now Tim Boschert, a board member on the council who voted not to sell the property to Green Township, says members of the council have elected a new board and that board does not want to sell the fields. Boschert says his group planned to attend the June 14 meeting of the Green Township Board of Trustees to let them know they don’t want to honor a contract signed by the former board to sell the fields. Green Township attorney Frank Hyle said Green Township trustees did not


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The Northside Knights of Columbus ball fields on Blue Rock Road are busy with night leagues. Green Township had planned to buy the 11-acre site, including the ballpark, to expand neighboring Blue Rock Park but the sale now may not happen. plan to discuss the sale at the June 14 meeting. “We are going to wait and let this settle out a little,” Hyle said. “We have a contract, but we are not going to act on it at this point. We want to be sure the K of C wants to sell us the property.” Boschert said he has

contacted a number of people, including coaches, players and K of C members, to let the board know they don’t want the sale and he has circulated petitions to save the fields. Board member Kevin Holthaus said running the complex had become a drain on the council and he

The Land Conservancy of Hamilton County, Ohio, will have its summer meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Fernald Preserve, 7400 Willey Road in Crosby Township. The public is invited to attend this free program. For more information, visit or call 574-1849. The meeting will begin in the air-conditioned visitors center with a Land Conservancy presentation that: • brings you up to date about plans for our proposed merger with The Hill-

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side Trust. The conservancy will answer any questions; • announces the newest conservation easement that protects a 25-acre forested homestead in southwest Colerain Township; and • seeks comments on the proposal to amend the amendment section of three conservation easements written before 2003. After the Land Conservancy meeting, the group will head outdoors to discover what’s new in nature at Fernald Preserve. The

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in the new Wellness Center Cafe.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Stay for a showcase of our newly remodeled assisted living apartment homes and studios.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call Kimberly Yerkes at 513.591.4567 no later than Saturday, June 19th. 1701 Llanfair Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45224


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Monday, June 21st, 6:00 pm Program is designed for adult children of aging parents or anyone wanting to learn more about assisted living. Panel of Llanfair staff, nurses and therapists will discuss issues such as, assisted living services and other options and how Masterpiece living impacts assisted living.

staff will lead two guided tours for “A Nature Sampler.” Choose a short walk that includes the preserve’s bio-wetlands, or a longer tour into the forest. Every season brings new discoveries at the preserve. Recently, the 200th bird species was identified. Two new marked trails have opened, bringing the total to seven miles of trails that meander the site. Fernald Preserve opened to the public in 2008, following years of cleanup and

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Friday night youth volleyball, and more than 150 people who play in adult sand volleyball leagues Sunday through Thursday would also lose a place to play. He says there are financial issues, but he believes they can be solved through other measures.

Land conservancy meeting at Fernald Preserve

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favored the sale. The Northside K of C has about 450 members. Boschert said those who want to stop the sale want the fields to stay as they are. He says the township purchase would not only leave the baseball teams with no where to play, but

By Mark Schupp


When home sales are slow, sellers look for creative ways to attract buyers. One way to entice buyers is to offer sellerfinancing. Because our economy is experiencing a credit crunch, it is harder for home buyers to get a loan these days. So sellerfinancing can be very attractive to buyers and they are often willing to pay more for a seller-financed home. The seller must own their home outright in order to self finance, and also be willing to get their money back over time. When you consider that you will receive guaranteed monthly income at whatever interest rate you agree upon with the buyer, it ends up bringing in more than most stocks can earn in the long run. You can also defer the capital gains tax, which is a real advantage for sellers. The main risk to the seller is if the buyer can’t make the monthly payments. In that case, the seller can reclaim the house and sell it again. But the seller should verify the buyer’s credit income, credit history and job stability before issuing the loan. Be sure to consult a financial professional about sellerfinancing your home. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 29 years and is a Certified Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation. For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, contact Mark Schupp at Star One Realtors. Please call me at 385-0900 (office) or 3850035 (home) or visit my website: CE-0000402988

ecological restoration of the former uranium foundry. Now, multiple habitats can be explored from trails built through the site’s forests, prairies and savanna – and along 140 acres of open water and wetlands. The Land Conservancy of Hamilton County, Ohio – a nonprofit organization with membership open to all – helps families preserve their lands, and works to protect our County’s land and water resources to benefit the quality of life of all citizens.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL To submit Vacation Bible School information, e-mail or fax 853-6220. M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 1 Vacation Bible School, 7-8:30 pm. Monday, June 21-Friday June 25 at Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, 11565 Pippin Road. 2 by 2, Faith & Promises, Drama & Music with Noah and his Friends. Open to ages 5-11. For more information call 825-4544 or 3768233. Colerain Township Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:40 p.m., Highview Christian Church, 2651 Adams Road, Theme is “High Seas.” Daily through June 25. Registration required. 825-9553. Colerain Township. Vacation Bible School, 6:30-9 p.m., Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road, Daily through June 25. Theme is “High Seas Expedition.” Registration required. 5744208. Bridgetown. Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Northwest Community Church, 8735 Cheviot Road, Daily through June 25. Kick off dinner at 5:30 p.m. Theme is “Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace.” Free. Registration required. 385-8973. Colerain Township. St. William Vacation Bible School, 6:30-9 p.m. St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., “Healing & Forgiveness in the Gospel of Luke.” Daily through June 25. Kindergartenfifth grade Songs, stories, crafts, snacks and more. $10. Registration required. 921-0247; West Price Hill. Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, 4390 Bridgetown Road, Theme is “High Seas Expedition.” Daily through June 25. Games, crafts, snacks and songs centered on a daily Bible lesson. Ages 3-fifth grade. $15. 574-4035. Green Township.

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News Former Red Sabo to meet and greet Former Cincinnati Red Chris Sabo will be at three West Side Kroger stores on Saturday, June 19. Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co. is sponsoring the meet and greet autograph sessions with Sabo. A member of the Sabo 1990 World Champion team and a 2010 Cincinnati Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Sabo’s likeness and profile are featured on commemorative cans and packaging of Hudy Delight and Hudy 14-K, along with 2010 inductees Pedro Borbon and Tony Mullane. In addition to the meet and greet autograph sessions, two tickets will be raffled per location to an upcoming Cincinnati Reds game and the first 100 customers to meet Sabo will receive a complimentary pass to visit the Cincinnati Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, at Great American Ball Park, courtesy of the hall of fame. Times and dates are: • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Dent Kroger, 5830 Harrison Ave.; • 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Western Hills Kroger, 6165 Glenway Ave.; and • 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Harrison Kroger, 10515 Harrison Ave. No purchase necessary for autograph, ticket raffle entry, or Hall of Fame pass giveaway. For more, visit

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BRIEFLY YMCA open house

The Clippard Family YMCA invites area families to put more play in their day with a summer membership special and open house. Until Saturday, June 19, individuals and families will receive $75 off the joining fee for becoming a YMCA member; and, if a member refers them, that member will receive a free month just for referring a friend. The summer open house will be all day June 19, with special activities between noon and 3 p.m. To learn more, contact Clippard Family YMCA at 513923-4466.

Project update

Mount Airy Town Council presents John Brazina and Morgan Heilman, project engineers for city of Cincinnati, to discuss the U.S. 27 (Colerain Avenue)/Virginia/ West Fork Intersection Improvement project at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Waldorf Cafeteria at Little Flower church, 5555 Little Flower Ave.

books, CDs, household items, knick knacks, collectibles, tools, jewelry, small furniture, etc. All unsold items will be donated to Goodwill. The flea market will also feature a bake sale table. Donations of homemade baked goods would be appreciated.


The Hamilton County Engineer’s office says Wesselman Road will be closed for the final phase of work between Rybolt Road and Harrison Road in Green Township. The final phase to the project is scheduled to begin Monday, June 21, and is anticipated to last until Aug. 6, weather permitting. Traffic is detoured over Rybolt Road to Harrison Road and vice versa. For information on other projects, please visit the website at: Please direct any problems or questions to Bob Stindt with Triton at 679-6800 or to MSD’s representative, ATC at 771-9424.

Bands host flea market Waycross camps The Colerain Bands are

hosting a Community Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 19, at Colerain High School, 8801 Cheviot Road. All proceeds from this event go to support Colerain Bands. There are a number of ways that the community can be a part of this: To rent a space at the flea market call 429-5555 or the band office to request the forms The band is going to host a booth and members are looking for items to sell. Call 741-8443 to donate items for the sale. The group is looking for items such as Colerain spirit wear, toys, games,

Waycross Community Media will once again host summer camps for area youth in grades 3 through 12. Campers will learn all about video production – field production, editing, and studio production – and will produce several videos that will be shown on local cable TV. Each week, campers will have the opportunity to join a field trip to get experience capturing footage in the field. This year’s schedule is still in the works, but past field trips have included Great American Ballpark, Paul Brown Stadium, WLWT-TV News 5, Cincinnati Observatory, National Underground

Railroad Freedom Center, Fitworks Fitness Center, Greenhills Pool, Showcase Cinemas and Northwest Bowling Lanes. For more information, including dates, cost, and online registration, visit Watch the website for updates on specific weekly themes and field trips. For more information, contact Heather at 825-2429.

New Social Security office

The Cincinnati North office of the Social Security Administration has moved to a new office at 10205 Reading Road, Evendale. Live representatives can be reached at the toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday while automated services are available 24 hours a day. Social Security has five other offices in the metro Cincinnati area including Cincinnati Downtown, Batavia, Hamilton, Middletown and Florence, Ky.

Renaissance auditions

The Ohio Renaissance Festival will conduct auditions on Saturday, June 19, and Saturday, June 26, at the festival grounds, 317 Brimstone Road, Wilmington, The festival is looking for men and women 16 years and older to perform as street characters, stage combatants, singers, dancers and musicians for its 21st annual season operating Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day, Sept. 4, through Oct. 17. Experience is a plus, but not necessary, as workshops will be offered for all categories during rehearsals held Saturdays and Sundays, July 17 through August 29.

Camping out

Registration begins at 10 a.m. and must be completed by 11 a.m. Auditions begins promptly at 11 a.m. and will continue until complete. Those auditioning are requested to bring a headshot and dress to move around outdoors. Bring a lunch, plenty of water and most importantly, come prepared to have fun. For information about the Ohio Renaissance Festival visit

Fun, fit directory online

The new Fun and Fit Directory, a resource for people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families and friends, is now online. Visit the website at unandfit to find recreation, leisure and fitness activities and programs in Greater Cincinnati. The directory contains 168 agencies, programs, parks and resources, 49 categories of activities, including horseback riding, wheelchair sports, recreation, fitness, social skills, and golf. For more information contact Tena Benson, a nurse with the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, at 636-4333 or e-mail Fun and Fit is partially funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families, and the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Families will have an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors during the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout. The Hamilton County Park District will participate in this event on Saturday, June 26, by providing a special evening program on the basics of camping. The park district is offering a program at Winton Woods at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 26, about camping preparation. This will include tent set up, food preparation and fun outdoor activities. After an outdoor dinner and time by the campfire, families will have the option to head home or apply their camping skills with an overnight campout. Cost for the Great American Backyard Campout program at Winton Woods is $5 per person for the evening and $7 per person for overnight camping. Registration is required at by Tuesday, June 22. A valid Hamilton County Park District vehicle permit is required to enter the parks. For additional information, visit or call 521-7275 ext. 240.

Free Fridays

The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is setting aside one Friday afternoon each month for free admission. Thanks to private donations, the Free Fridays program waives the normal $8.50 admission fees to all three museums from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Free Friday are set for the following Fridays: June 25, July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. Call 287-7000 or visit for additional information.

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Harness is Mount Healthy alumna of year

By Jennie Key

Patti Rogers Harness, class of 1970, was selected as 2010 Alumna of the year by the Mount Healthy High School Alumni Association. “I was surprised,” she said. “They kept the nomination a secret. I am very honored, but I think there are so many other volunteers, it’s hard to accept being honored for what I do.” Harness Harness said she has always loved the name of the city. “I want to help our district live up to that name,” she said. Harness is a tireless supporter of Mount Healthy City Schools, as well as the community of Mount Healthy. It’s a family affair: Patti, her husband Steve and two sons are all graduates of the school district. Patti graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a major in elementary education and taught third and fourth grade at her old school, Duvall Elementary, before leaving to raise her two sons. When she quit teaching, she took up volunteering. She has supported the schools through her involvement in PTA/PAC, band boosters, room mother, student mentor and as a fundraiser. But the band had her heart. “I think band programs are very important for the success of a school district,” she said. She developed the business sponsorship program and was responsible for collecting donations of more than $40,000. The sponsorship program included Mount Healthy businesses and outlying corporations to help purchase equipment, instruments and new uniforms for the high school band program. Since its inception, she has helped the Mount Healthy Alumni Band coordinate and perform its

The nominees Five Mount Healthy alumni served on the committee to review the nominations, which were submitted to the without names. Each was nominated by family, friend or coworker. Nominees are considered based on their accomplishments and their background as a positive role model for society. The nominees for Mount Healthy High School Alumnus of the Year were: • Iris Heid Porter, class of 1941; • Ida Katherine Shelton, Shockley, class of 1942; • Gene Hessler, class of 1946; • Robert VanZandt Diserens, class of 1950; • Glenn E. Schaaf, class of 1957; • Dr. Susan Korn Wilson, class of 1960; • Bonnie Winings Deffren, class of 1967; • Patti Rogers Harness, class of 1970; • Glenn Haynes, class of 1971; • Randy Campbell, class of 1978; • Tommie Lewis Jr., class of 1989; • Michael Townsend, class of 1991, and • Christina Herlinger Tino, class of 1997. Nominations are kept on file for consideration for five consecutive years. If you would like to serve on the committee or would like to nominate someone, contact Rose Kahsar at 522-1612 or e-mail her at annual Alumni Band Concert. The schools are not the only beneficiaries of Patti’s work. She is a lifelong member of the Mount Healthy United Methodist Church and serves on the Education Committee, is Children's Coordinator, and teaches young people. Currently, Patti is employed at Universal Advertising Associates Inc. in Colerain Township as the in-house proofreader and supporter of its sales staff. She was selected from 13 nominations for Alumnus of the Year. “I am very honored,” she said. “There are a lot of people who do a lot of good things for our district, but they didn’t graduate from Mount Healthy. I would love to see them honored as well.”


The following students have graduated from Wilmington College: Kristen Elam, Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice; Justin Gaines, Bachelor of Arts in business administration; and Kenneth Holter, cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in history. • Brian Wunderlich has earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration through the Cincinnati State Technical & Community College collaboration with Wilmington College. • Michael Bardo has graduated from Uni-

versity of Akron with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.


The art work of Jessica Diefenbacher, a senior pre-veterinary medicine/biology major, was displayed during the University of Findlay’s annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. All students are invited to submit pieces for consideration in the show. Only the best are chosen for inclusion. Diefenbacher, a 2006 graduate of Colerain High School, is the daughter of Kim and George Diefenbacher.


Heisman winners

Seniors Sarah Mossman and Corey Flynn are the Northwest High School winners of the 2009 Wendy’s Heisman Awards. Seniors with at least a 3.0 grade-point average who are involved in athletics, extracurricular activities, leadership and service were encouraged to apply. One female and one male winner are chosen from each school. Mossman has held leadership positions and participated in volleyball, Student Senate and National Honor Society, while Flynn has been in National Honor Society and Student Senate, played baseball and run cross country. They received $10 food awards, certificates of recognition and a jacket patch. Both students will compete in the state and national level competitions to follow in January. The students are pictured with principal Todd Bowling.

La Salle student wins Lewis scholarship The Marvin Lewis Community Fund has awarded Tyler DeLaet of La Salle High School with the Vikki Zimmer Memorial Scholarship, a four-year, $20,000 scholarship. DeLaet will attend the University of Cincinnati in the fall majoring in Biomedical Engineering. At La Salle, he played baseball and was on the bowling team all four years. DeLaet was in the key club, Spanish club, student government and on the executive board his senior year. A Kairos leader, he also took a Service Immersion Trip to New Orleans and marched on the U.S. Capitol with March for Life. He has volunteered as a baseball instructor, at his local YMCA and tutored at an elementary school. With a GPA of 3.85, he ranked 11th out of 190 in his class earning the honor roll all four years and the National Honor Society his senior year. DeLaet was awarded the scholarship on May 23 at the Marvin Lewis Golf Classic presented by Cincinnati Bell. The Vikki Zimmer Memorial Scholarship was funded with donations to the Marvin Lewis Community Fund in memory of Vikki Zimmer, the wife of Bengals


The Marvin Lewis Community Fund has awarded Tyler DeLaet of La Salle High School with the Vikki Zimmer Memorial Scholarship, a four-year, $20,000 scholarship. Negals coach Mike Zimmer, left, presents DeLaet with a check. Marvin Lewis is at the right. defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer who died in October. For more information on the

Marvin Lewis Community Fund and the scholarships, visit

Seventh grade

Eighth grade

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The following students were named to the Circle of Excellence for the fourth quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

Fourth grade

Kelli Anderson, Kyle Archdeacon, Jordan Atherine, Bryan Barry, Evan Bleh, Emma Brunst, Grace Clark, Lily Clark, Natalie Coughlin, Clayton Dangel, Maria Deitschel, David Draginoff, Mark Eglseder, Megan Grafe, Josie Graff, Sophia Griffiths, Ashley Hartig, Sean Hergenrother, Ruth Hewald, John Heyob, Owen Kiley, Caroline Kinney, Alex Klas, Alyssa Knizner, Andrew Koenig, Jodi Koenig, Michael Looby, Max Mahoney, Michael Masuck, Meghan McCreary, Max Meehan, Nathan Meiners, Griffin Merritt, Jonathan Miller, Zachary Nienaber, Patrick Olding, Leo Pierani, Alex Prinzbach, Kylie Rack, Kayla Reeder, Alyssa Reynolds, Elizabeth Riedel, Timmy Rinear, Madison Schmidt, Jared Schulze, Madison Stone, Anna Wood, Peyton York and Jordan Zulli.

Fifth grade

Brady Anderson, Tyler Baecker, Emma Barbee, Miranda Bauer, Mary Beiter, Catherine Bowman, Caroline Bruns, Andrew Bushman, Jared Buttelwerth, Claudia Castelli, Katrina Chandra, Matthew Clark, Libby Cohen, Jaxson DeHaven, Grace Dorr, Lynsey Ficker, Layne Frederick, Josephine Hamburg, Sophia Hamilton, Scott Holiday, Emma Hudepohl, Bridgette Kahny, Justin Kahny, Sam Klare, Annie Klein, Elena Kluener, Jacob Knapke, Abigail Koenig, Carlee Lambert, Tom Linnemann, Allison Logue, Jenna Lustenberger, Emma Meiners, Nathan Moormann, Natalie Mouch, Madeline Munro, Matthew Neyer, Eleanor Nieman, Alex Oberjohann, David Orth, Katrina Raneses, Brady Reynolds, Olivia Ritter, Gabrielle Robbins, Mitchell Rolfes, Kailee Roll, Kendall Sabatelli, Thomas Schraivogel, Brennan Schrand, Dennis Schwierling, Rachel Seibert, Hannah Smith, Lindsey Soto, Joey Stacy, Caroline Steinmetz, Addy Torbeck, Megan Torbeck, Hannah Wagner, Jude Wellbrock, Hayden Wood and Isabel York.

Sixth grade

Jenna Averbeck, Abbey Beck, Alexander Bellman, Jeffrey Bogenschutz, Zachary Brueneman, Aubrey Brunst, John Bubenhofer, Meredith Buganski, Kevin Bunger, Jessica Bush, Luke Bushman, Patrick Crase, Cara Discepoli, Gabrielle Draginoff, Sarah Elchynski, Ronnie Fago, Emily Fromhold, Andy Girmann, Sydney Hamilton, Ryan Helfrich, Lia Hergenrother, Patrick Hobing, Nickolas Jung, Jacob Junker, Ben Kleemeier, Timmer Koenig, Sam Kreider, Alexander Kruetzkamp, Luke Lampe, Meghan Lanter, Blake Litzinger, Claire Lynch, Christopher Martini, John Merritt, Rachel Moning, Danielle Mouch, Molly Murphy, Maggie Olding, Samuel Peter, Kyle Peters, Patrick Raneses, Nathan Rauf, Rachel Reeder, Jake Rinear, Abby Sander, Emma Schrand, Brandon Schulze, Meredith Shaw, Heidi Sohngen, Savannah Taylor, Sophia Tonnis, Kurtis Umberg, Christian Wagner and Rachael Wood.

Nathan Barry, Andrea Betsch, Justin Blake, Mary Bowman, Rachel Budke, Alex Busker, Caitlin Buttry, Teresa Callahan, Jenna Caproni, Inessa Chandra, Megan Chapman, Brandon Copenhaver, Malina Creighton, Kelsey Day, Mary Dickman, Guido Discepoli, Lindsay Endres, Abby Evans, Aidan Fries, Kristen Gandenberger, Ben Glines, Megan Graff, Eric Greene, Morgan Hennard, Quintin Herbert, Andy Kah, Megan Kerth, John Klare, Maria Koenig, Jenny Kristof, Brian Lambert, Sydney Lambert, Robert Lipps, Michael Lustenberger, Maggie Mahoney, Olivia Masuck, Gregory Miller, Zac Miller, Jordan Moellman, Nathan Mouch, Cory Parks, Johnny Popken, Karlee Proctor, Megan Quattrone, Alex Rack, Erin Reilly, Katherine Rodriguez, Tom Roth, Hannah Schibi, Andrew Schmidt, Steven Schroeck, Zachary Smith, Mallory Telles, Eric Thiemann, Stephen Tonnis, Nick Urbaetis, Annie Vehr, Erika Ventura, Jessica Ventura, Abby Weber and Ben York.

Chad Archdeacon, Dylan Barnett, Brett Bellman, Morgan Bernard, Nick Betsch, Jessica Bloemer, Maria Brinck, Shannon Bubenhofer, Brianna Burck, Taylor Buttelwerth, Kristen Clark, Jessie Conway, Danielle DiLonardo, Jack Ellerhorst, Katie Ellerhorst, Jayme Frederick, Rebecca Freese, Drew Gauthier, Ryan Hadley, Matt Hein, Alex Helmers, Annie Helpling, Joe Heyob, Justin Hobing, Jack Jung, Maggie Keller, Elizabeth Klare, Clare Knecht, Mackenzie Koenig, Ryan Koenig, David Kraemer, Kevin Kraemer, Megan Kroeger, Liz Kummer, Michael Lanter, Arthur Lynch, Holly Michel, Jake Murnan, Conner Murphy, Philip Nguyen, Heather Oberjohann, Jenna Pfiester, Marvin Raneses, Rachel Roberts, Matthew Schramm, Bryce Schwierling, Ellen Steinmetz, Luke Stoner, Ellie Thiemann, Thomas Unger, Anthony Ventura, Emily Wagner, Emma Webb, Matt Weiskittel, Matthew Whitacre and Ryan Yeazell.


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Local authors of the “Images of America: Colerain Township” are planning to be at a number of area stores in coming weeks to sign the books they compiled. Colerain Township resident Frank Scholle teamed up with fellow resident Don Linz to share the history of Colerain Township through photos. Both are members of the La Salle Council 5621 Knights of Columbus, The book shows how the township has changed over the years using photos borrowed from residents and the Coleraine Historical Society. The K of C and the historical society will split the proceeds from

the book. The book is available in area stores, and several book signings are coming up. There will be a signing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at the Northside Bank and Trust, 9315 Colerain Ave. There will also be a signing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at the Mercy Franciscan Hospital Mount Airy gift shop, 2446 Kipling Ave. There is also a signing set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Tag’s Cafe, 5761 Springdale Road. The book is also available at

Nudist colony won’t have trial covered up Gannett News Service A group of Colerain Township nudists will have to bare all after all. On June 2, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Pat DeWine rejected a request previously filed by Paradise Gardens to close a trial to the public and seal all records in the civil lawsuit filed against the nudist colony. An attorney for Paradise Gardens suggested those who own and participate in the nudist club would be discriminated against by their employers if their identities were known. The request came even though all of the owners’ names have been listed on

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the suit – a public document – since it was filed last year. The nudist colony was sued last year by the estate of one of its founding members, Geraldine Gruenwald. With her husband, she bought one of the original 10 shares of the property in 1983. In 2007, the Paradise shareholders agree to sell the 17.24 acres, valued at $340,500 by the Hamilton County Auditor, for $1.3 million to Don Carver. They also agreed to disburse that money equally to the 10 shareholders. In November 2008, the Paradise shareholders notified the estate of Gruenwald – she died March 23, 2008 – it wanted to “redeem” her stock certificate in Paradise for $3,500, the original price paid for each of the original 10 shares. The suit Gruenwald’s estate filed accuses Paradise of making false representations that the estate had to sell her stock for $3,500 when its leaders knew her share was worth more than $100,000. The trial was set to begin June 14. cpohiosports


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Danny Hempel, a sophomore who plays bass drum in the La Salle Band, gets fitted for his uniform by Alice Ashcraft, one of the band parents. The La Salle Band is gearing up already for its fall marching season by having a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the high school. The yard sale will help support the band’s programs, which will include football games and band competitions this fall. Donation drop-off for the sale is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 17 and 18, at the high school.

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La Salle boys finished sixth in the Division I state meet preliminaries, June 4. La Salle’s Rodriguez Coleman won the 110 meter hurdles at 14.69, and La Salle placed sixth in the 4x800 meter relay in 7:52.87, advancing them to competition.

LaRosa’s hall of fame

Five area athletes from the past and two legendary prep coaches will be inducted into the Buddy LaRosa’s High School Sports Hall of Fame. This is the first time a father-son has been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and the first time two sets of siblings have been inducted. The inductees are: • David Bell, Moeller High School, Class of 1990. • Michael Bell, Moeller High School, Class of 1993. • Ricky Bell, Moeller High School, Class of 1997. • Heather Mitts Feeley, St. Ursula Academy, Class of 1996. • Ralph Richter (deceased), Elder High School, Class of 1944. • Coach Frank Russo, La Salle High School , 1983-Present. • Coach Ron Russo, Colerain High School , 1984-Present.

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The move made sense. So Dan Wallace, who has been named the new head girls basketball coach at Colerain High School, made it. Wallace lives in Colerain Township and is familiar with the Northwest Local School District, having graduated from Northwest in 2001. But that’s not all. “Colerain has built a really good program,” he said.

Success certainly helps. Over the last two years, the Lady Cardinals went 35-10 under the guidance of Christi Mack, who resigned in March to spend more time with her family. Colerain came within one game of a Greater Miami Conference championship this past season. “I want us to contend for a GMC title next year,” Wallace said. “I plan on doing that every year.” Wallace, who played basketball for Northwest, graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in

physical education in 2005. He teaches at St. James in White Oak and worked as an assistant coach at McAuley the last two years, during which time the Mohawks went 20-23, including 12-9 last season. He also founded the Dan Wallace Basketball Academy, which sponsors an AAU team called the Aces and offers private lessons for individuals and teams. Tutorials focus on fundamentals in – among others – shooting, ballhandling and defense and are typi-

cally open to anyone ages 8-18, though exceptions can be made. Colerain will return four starters next season; among them are senior-to-be Alexis Fitzpatrick and juniors-to-be Shelly Harper, Sheaira Jones and Abby Feuchter. “I’m really excited to get started,” said Wallace, who described himself as an offensive-minded coach with a knack for tough defense. “We have a lot of talent coming back and possibly a lot of talent coming in, so we’ll see what we can do with it.”

East bests West, 21-13

Several La Salle High School students nabbed several awards at the Spring Sports Banquet.




Colerain’s Greg Tabar takes the field for the East-West All-Star game Thursday, June 10.


Northwestern’s Landis Coulter takes the field for the East-West All-Star game Thursday, June 10.

• Lancer Award: senior Josh Moellman. • Bob Krueger Sportsmanship Award: seniors Alex Breen and Ryan Matthews.

Track and field

• Lancer Award: senior Raymond Claytor. • Bob Krueger Sportsmanship Award: senior Dwight Hill.


• Lancer Award: seniors Kirby Johanson and Matt Ketzer. • Bob Krueger Sportsmanship Award: senior Dylan Berryhill.

Major league draft

La Salle High School graduate Dave Middendorf, a pitcher for Northern Kentucky University, was selected by the New York Yankees in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. Middendorf has been a hard-throwing starter for the Norse over the past three seasons, amassing a 16-9 record with a 2.97 ERA. The left-hander claims 222 strikeouts to rank third alltime at NKU against just 44 walks over 197 innings. In 2010, Middendorf was 8-2 with a career-high 81 strikeouts. Middendorf was named to the All-GLVC and All-Midwest Region first teams last season. He will join a Yankees system that has selected three NKU pitchers in its history. Paul David Patterson was a 16th round selection of the Yankees in 2007, while Scott Wiggins also went to the Yankees in the seventh round of the 1997 draft.

Hole in one

Avid golfer and Groesbeck resident, June Schaefer had a hole-in-one on No. 5 at the Golden Tee at Tri-County Golf Course while competing in the Wednesday Morning Ladies Nine Hole League on June 9. Schaefer used her nine iron for the 100 yard shot over water to the Par 3 hole.


Wallace ready to lead Lady Cardinals

Athletic awards

• Lancer Award: senior T. J. DeLaet. • Bob Krueger Sportsmanship Award: senior Patrick Bachman.



La Salle’s Keenen Gibbs takes the field for the East-West All-Star game Thursday, June 10.

Taking a slight lead in the series, the East All-Star team improved its record to 18-17 at the 35th Southwestern Ohio Football Coaches Association/Ron Woyan East-West All-Star football game. The series was knotted at 17-17 before the East defeated the West, 21-13, during the annual grudge match Thursday, June 10, at Kings High School. The East boys outgained the West team by a 104-19 yard margin on the ground during its win. Norwood’s Jeremy Scott led the East with 62 yards and a touchdown. Little Miami’s Kyle Cook threw for 157 yards and one touchdown for the East. Anderson’s Brandon Bornhauser rushed for 31 yards and one touchdown for the East while also passing for 45 yards. For the west, Wyoming’s Evan Aleshire scored two touchdowns while catching two passes for 117 yards. Lakota West’s Brandon Neal rushed for 26 yards and also had 53 yards receiving.


Pugh to coach Lady Owls on hardwood By Tony Meale

After more than a quarter of a century coaching high school boys basketball, Jim Pugh is giving the girls game a try – and he’s not expecting any drastic changes. “(The coaching staff is) going to dress in a different locker room,” he said. “That’s the only difference.” Pugh, who coached the Mount Healthy High School boys team for 10 seasons before resigning after the 2008-09 campaign, has been named the new head coach of the Lady Owls. “The position became available, and I thought it’d be a good opportunity to get back into coaching,” Pugh

said. Pugh thought he was ready to retire in 2009. “I missed coaching,” he said. “I felt the year off rejuvenated me.” Pugh, who was an assistant girls coach for one season in Indiana, coached 16 years at Lawrenceburg and Franklin County. He is 281274 in 26 seasons overall. He inherits a team that has gone 26-16 and won two Fort Ancient Valley Conference Scarlet division titles each of the last two years. “We’re really excited about it,” said Pugh, who has taught biology at Mount Healthy for the last 11 years. “”It’ll be a good experience for me and (the players).” The top returners for the

Lady Owls include seniorsto-be Jonessa Moore, SaCoya Ellery, Tracey Wallace, Ke Ke Williams and Bri Dunn. Pugh said he hasn’t outlined any team goals for the 2010-11 season. “I’m just trying to see how the girls mature physically between now and November,” he said. When asked if he considered himself an offensiveor defensive-minded coach, Pugh said he plays to the strengths of his players. “I try to be flexible,” he said. “You can’t recruit, so you have to go with what you’re dealt.” Pugh replaces Kevin Grant, who resigned for undisclosed reasons in February.


Jim Pugh, seen here coaching the Mount Healthy High School boys team in March 2009, will coach the Lady Owls this winter after a one-year absence.


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She led the Greater Miami Conference in scoring (16.3 ppg) and her outstanding play was widely recognized as she was named GMC Conference Player of the Year, Southwest Ohio District Player of the Year and First team all-state. She was also named Cincinnati Player of the Year by the Cincinnati Enquirer, the local Women Sports Association and the Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame. Wanninger was selected to play in the Ohio-Kentucky and Ohio North-South AllStar games. An academic all-star active in student government, Wanninger will play basketball next season at Xavier University. The other five finalists for the LaRosa’s High School

Female MVP of the Year Award are: • Krissie Brandenburg, senior, Beechwood High School, swimming AllAmerican and four-time Kentucky state champion. • Phylesha Bullard, senior, Walnut Hills High School, McDonald’s basketball All-American nominee also a volleyball star. • Elizabeth Burchenal, senior, St. Ursula Academy, soccer All-American twice named Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year. • Maria Frigo, senior, St. Henry High School, cross country and track star with nine Kentucky state championships. • Dani Reinert, senior, Ursuline Academy, Volleyball All-American named best senior setter in the nation.


Colerain High School senior Ashley Wanninger is one of six area female high school athletes who are finalists for the LaRosa’s High School MVP of the Year Award.

Three wins in a row for St. Xavier

Captures allsports trophy By Tony Meale

The Bombers did it again. For the third straight year and the fifth time in six years, St. Xavier High School has won the Greater Catholic League South division All-Sports Trophy. “I think it’s a combination of hard-working kids and hard-working coaches,” St. X athletic director John Sullivan said. The honor is given to the school that amasses the most points based on final

league standings in each sport. A first-place finish earns a school eight points, a second-place finish earns six points, a third-place finish earns four points and a fourth-place finish earns two points. St. X totaled 70 points to finish ahead of Moeller (65), Elder (54) and La Salle (51). It is the third straight year the GCL-South schools have finished in that order. “I don’t think there’s any kind of pecking order developing,” Sullivan said. “It’s been a lot closer over the last couple years.” The Bombers won the trophy by 18 points in 2004-05, 15 in 2005-06 and 16 in 2007-08. Over


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the last two years, they’ve won by eight points combined. “Entering spring, Moeller and Elder are usually right there,” Sullivan said. Moeller trailed St. X 5243 entering the spring sports season and used league championships in baseball and volleyball to close the gap to five. Moeller has finished runner-up to St. X four of the last six years. The Crusaders last won the trophy in 2006-07, when they edged St. X and Elder, which tied for second, by five points. The Bombers collected 28 points this past fall – the most by any of the four schools in any season – which was highlighted by a league and city championship in football. St. X also won league titles in cross country and soccer, while golf finished third. The Bombers won the winter season 24-23 over Moeller with league titles in bowling and swimming; basketball and wrestling finished third. St. X’s weak link, however, was spring; with 18 points, the Bombers tied La Salle for the lowest output of the season. St. X won

tennis and was second in track but finished last in baseball and volleyball. “We thought we’d do better in volleyball this year, but it didn’t work out that way,” Sullivan said. “We knew we had very talented kids, but we were also young. We played a lot of juniors and sophomores.” Some sports, meanwhile, are developing consistency. St. X has won five of the last six football titles, two of the last three cross country titles and three straight bowling titles. And let’s not forget swimming and tennis. According to the St. X Web site, the Bombers have won league swimming titles every year since 1960 and league tennis titles every year since 1968. “We have an idea of which sports will fall in line,” Sullivan said. Sullivan, however, said that the competition in swimming and tennis is getting better. “Moeller and Elder seem to be getting closer in both; they’re gaining ground on us,” he said. “It’ll be interesting to see what happens in those sports over the next 10 or 15 years.”

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St. Xavier High School Ryan Bandy led the Bombers to another league tennis title.


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It is very, very sad that so many Christians misread the Bible. Bob Kluge quotes Christ’s greatest commandment “love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself …” But where in the Bible does Jesus command us to take up the sword against our fellow people in order to provide a good or service or to “do good?” Rather He implores us to give through love and compassion. Despite what is taught in our schools, government is legalized coercion and violence, and failure for us to obey its laws, such as Obamacare, results in fine, jail

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and, if we really put up resistance, killing. How can Christians say that using coercion and violence, even legal, against our neighbors in order to “provide health care” is “love” for our neighbors? For those who sincerely desire to create an abundance of affordable health care, there is a truly Christian alternative – separate the state from health care so that loving, compassionate people can come together through voluntary cooperation and competition without corrupting and corrupt politics. Steve Schulte Oakcreek Drive Colerain Township

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Save money with electric aggregation In the fall of 2006, residents in Green Township voted to start an electric aggregation program. In 2009, Green Township initiated an electric aggregation program to give residents more choices and try to save money for residents and small businesses. Green Township is proud that we took the initiative to establish the electric aggregation program with Dominion Retail, which saved our residents and small businesses $2.7 million dollars in 2009. If you are enrolled in the Green Township electric aggregation program with Dominion Retail, you may have received a letter from Duke Energy Retail Sales. The letter offers you a rate for electricity lower than the Green Township electric aggregation program rate. As a result of the Duke Retail letter you have the following three options: 1. Do nothing and you will continue to be enrolled in the


Green Township electric aggregation program with a rate of 7.45 cents per kilowatt hour rate in 2010 and 6.79 cents per kilowatt hour in 2011. 2. Contact Duke Retail and enroll in the Duke Retail program with a rate of 6.39 cents per kilowatt hour. 3. Contact Dominion Retail, the current provider for the township’s electric program, to discuss other pricing options Dominion may have available. Dominion Retail was offering an even better rate of 5.99 cents per kilowatt hour last week. Their toll free number is 1888-574-1160. Green Township established the electric aggregation program as a public service to the residents. The township does not derive any funds from the program. Our hope is that you take advantage of the opportunity to reduce your utility bills. We hope this letter helps clarify your

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options for electricity supply from now until December 2011. If you live in a home with all-electric utilities, it is probably best to call Duke Energy to determine your Tony Upton best course of Community action. As trustees, we Press guest want you to get columnist the best electric rate possible. Please call Green Township administrative staff at 574-4848 if you have any questions concerning these options. Chairman David Linnenberg, vice chairman Tony Upton and Tracy Winkler are members of the Green Township Board of Trustees.

Smog season returns It’s that time of year again. No, not baseball season, beach season or the holiday season. Something else that occurs year after year is smog season. While people don’t look forward to smog season it faithfully returns each summer, starting in April and extending through October. Smog is at its peak intensity during summer. Ground-level ozone is the type of smog that is of main concern for the greater Cincinnati area. Ground-level ozone results from motor vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions, gasoline and chemicals that have been “baked” by sunlight. Smog is an air pollutant that can negatively affect anyone. People especially at-risk include children, the elderly and individuals suffering from respiratory problems. Symptoms from smog exposure include a limited ability to breathe, irritation of the throat and lungs, which cause coughing and sometimes choking. In addition, the impact smog has on the ecosystem is far-reaching. Steve Pendery, president of the Ohio- Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments and Campbell County judge executive recognizes the multi-faceted impact of smog: “Smog is a very



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serious issue in our region that extends to the health of our residents, the environment we live in, and the economy we spend in.” A survey of greater Cincinnati residents found that an overwhelming majority acknowledge the seriousness of smog and genuinely want to help improve it. Almost half – 49.4 percent – of respondents believe that air pollution in greater Cincinnati is a problem and want to make an effort to improve the situation, and 22 percent of respondents found the seriousness of air pollution in greater Cincinnati extremely important and want to see change now. In order to see Cincinnati’s smog decrease and the air quality to improve, individuals need to do their share for cleaner air. While taking on responsibility for Cincinnati’s air quality might initially seem like a burden or chore, it’s actually very simple and easy to do! “It doesn’t take much effort to change your daily habits and advocate for clean air in Cincinnati,” OKI Executive Director Mark Policinski said. “Being conscientious and planning ahead can make a big difference.” The survey, conducted by OKI, revealed how real people apply clean air principles in everyday

life. When posed the question, “How do you do your share for cleaner air?” indiCallie viduals reflected Holtegel on their clean air habits. Community A mother of Press guest two responded, columnist “Having good carpooling practices through riding with friends to social events, church and the mall.” A Xavier University student said, “Walking to campus with my roommates, instead of all of us driving separately.” Some additional ways to reduce smog include taking the bus (call METRO 513-621-4455 or TANK 859-331-8265), ride a bike, refuel your vehicle after 8 p.m., conserve electricity, eliminate unnecessary vehicle trips, creating a smog alert notification system for employees, and avoid use of gasoline powered lawn equipment on smog alert days. There are resources available regarding air pollution, smog, and how you can make an impact in Cincinnati. Visit the website or call 1-800-621SMOG. Callie Holtegel is an OKI communications intern.




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Your ash trees are not doomed to die It is commonly known that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) kills ash trees. There is a misconception that there’s no completely effective treatment and eventually the tree must be taken down. This is completely false! In a recent article, “Emerald Ash Borer Population Growing,” Paul Drury, assistant administrator of Anderson Township, did a great job of describing the problem. However, he concluded his article with a defeatist attitude that revealed a lack of knowledge. Just like Mariemont, and many other municipalities, individuals are not up with current research or are mislead. Many draw their conclusions from a June 2007 paper, The Potential Economic Impacts of Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) on Ohio, U.S., Communities by Sydnor, Bumgardner and Todd, that was constructed improperly focusing only on removing ash trees. In this paper, the word “save” does not appear one time. The focus is on rip and replace and not saving valuable trees. Today, the authors are rewriting the paper. In 2009, after another twoyear study, the solution to the EAB was revealed and published in Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer. In that report scientists from these universities, Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Illinois, identified the most effective treatment. “A new product that is effective for two years or even longer (emamectin benzoate) has altered the economics of treating ash trees… emamectin benzoate is the only product tested to date that controls EAB for more than one year with a single application.” In a study since 2006, Daniel Herms, PhD, Department of Entomology, the Ohio State University, stated “A single trunk injection of

emamectin benzoate (TREE-äge) provided up to three years control,” Multiyear Evaluations of Systemic Insecticides for Control of Emerald Ash Tim Back Borer. In another Community paper Herms stat“The Press guest ed, emamectin bencolumnist zoate trees had less than one larva per square meter or greater than 99 percent control.” Some argue that removal and replacement is more cost effective than treatment. However, this too is a misconception based on old data. Removing a 12.4-inch tree will lose a landscape value of $2,240, cost an additional $675 for tree and stump removal, and $290 for a replacement 2.4-inch tree. In contrast, that same 12.4inch tree could be treated with TREE-äge for only $149, a threeyear protection, and less than half that price for municipal parks and streets. So there you have it. Your trees can be saved by this treatment, proven effective by multiple university studies. I’ve personally saved more than 3,000 trees, and it should be 30,000. The treatment is there, decision makers just need to wake up and use it. I encourage you to go to your park boards and city councils to ask your leaders why – why aren’t you treating the ash trees with this innovative treatment? It’s time to fight to save the beautiful ash trees. Tim Back, an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist since 1997 and owner of Back Tree Service, 742-8733, has saved ash trees for years. Visit his blog on saving ash trees, www.emeraldash


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What movie, scene from a movie, or song is guaranteed to make you cry? “‘Pieces of April,’ by Three Dog Night. I associate the song with the death of my beloved younger brother in an auto accident in 1973, and I cannot hear it without crying.” B.B. “No question, no competition – ‘Brian’s Song.’ If your eyes stay dry, you’re not human! ‘Nuff said.” M.M. “Oh, by far the ‘Christmas Shoes’ song gets me every time! And, not so much a movie, but those Hallmark commercials always touch my heart.” M.P. “There are so many, but I’ll choose one: in the final scene from ‘The Little Mermaid’ (Disney Studios, 1989), the character of Ariel, about to embark on her new life as a human, hugs king triton and says, ‘I love you, daddy.’ even after 21 years, this makes me cry every single time!” J.D. “When I was a small boy, see-

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How do you plan to spend your summer? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. ing Davy Crockett (Fess Parker) fighting to the bitter end at the Alamo always caused me to tear up. Ditto for the demise of ‘Old Yeller.’” R.V. “When George Bailey’s friends come pouring into his living room with money at the end of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life.’ Gets me every Christmas. In fact, I’m tearing up right now just thinking about it.” M.S. “The movie ‘the Notebook,’ as well as the book, makes me cry everytime. I’m watching my mom die with Alzeheimer’s, and I don’t want to go that way ... it’s so sad to watch life die in little bits. It’s very hard to accept that I’ve become her mother.” C.D. “The scene in Bambi when Bambi’s mother is killed.” P.K.


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Keisha Brown receives her diploma and a congratulations from Principal D. Wayne Sawyers.

Grads’ night

Mount Healthy High School Graduation 2010 was June 8 at Vineyard Community Church in Springdale. The Class of 2010 received more than $1.8 million in scholarships and performed more than 15,000 hours of community service. PHOTOS WERE PROVIDED. The Mount Healthy High School choir performs “Because I Love You” during the ceremony.

Class representative Kamari Simmons leads the class in the changing of the tassel, a final ritual before pronouncing students as graduates.

Board member Steve Harness shakes hands with Asya Devaughn after giving her a diploma.

Jasmine Norment gets a hug from Principal D. Wayne Sawyers

Dekwan Steele gets a congratulatory hug from Associate Principal Brian McFee.

With diploma in hand, Amanda Hoeffer walks off the stage as Associate Principal Brian McFee is there to lend a hand and a congratulatory hug.

Brandon Okel and co-salutatorians Kyanna Perry and Chris Van Camp show off their medals of honor.

Brandon Okel, class valedictorian, delivers his commencement speech.

Brooke Shirley, who was at the top of the class with more than 1,000 hours of community service, gets hugs after the ceremony.

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Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Greenhills. Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


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


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


Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Total body workout for active older adult featuring Latin dance movements of salsa, cha cha, meringue and more. Mary Beth Nishime, instructor, help improve strength and flexibility. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township.


Underground Studio’s Beginners Film Camp, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Interactive classroom 9 a.m., short film lunch 11 a.m., production group meetings noon and hands-on projects 1 p.m. Learn the basics of the production process, camera, lighting, editing and hands-on experience. $149. Registration required. 2214888, ext. 19; Forest Park. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 8


Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin Roses, 8-10:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Mainstream and Plus-level square dance club. Recent square dance graduates and experienced dancers welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Greenhills.


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 662-4569. Monfort Heights.


St. Vivian Church Family Fun Festival, 611 p.m., St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Road, Food, games, booths, rides, gambling and music. Free. 728-4331. Finneytown.


Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar - White Oak, 5872 Cheviot Road, Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. Through Dec. 31. 923-1300; White Oak.


New Introductory Course on Buddhism, 7-8 p.m., Gaden Samdrupling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive, Resident teachers discuss fundamental principals of Buddhism and meditation for beginners and highlight importance of spirituality in life and way to integrate teachings in daily life. Each session on different subject. Includes Q&A at end of session. Free. 385-7116; Colerain Township.


Underground Studio’s Beginners Film Camp, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., The Underground, Interactive classroom 9 a.m., short film lunch 11 a.m., production group meetings noon and hands-on projects 1 p.m. $149. Registration required. 221-4888, ext. 19; Forest Park. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 9


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Colerain Township.


St. Vivian Church Family Fun Festival, 411 p.m., St. Vivian Church, Free. 728-4331. Finneytown.


Bob Cushing, 9:30 p.m., Barnesburg Tavern and Grille, 5761 Springdale Road, 7411200; Colerain Township.


A Celebration of Black Music, 7 p.m., The City of Destiny, 11450 Sebring Drive, Tribute to Black Music featuring BeBe and CeCe Winans tells evolution of Black music from spirituals to hip-hop. With Fo Mo Brothers, Kathy Wade, Second Wind and others. Ages 16 and up. $40. Presented by The Abercrumbie Group. 733-1555. Forest Park.


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Cincinnati Sizzle, 7 p.m. vs. KY Karma, La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, $10, $5 children and seniors. 236-2886; Green Township.


Gardens of College Hill Tour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., First United Church of Christ, 5808 Glenview Ave., Self-guided tour of hidden treasures’ gardens including the First United Church of Christ’s Belltower Garden. Garden Accent Market at church includes container gardens, cast leaves, handcrafted botanical tiles, note cards, wearable art, plants and more. Raffles: Quilt, handcrafted birdbath and decorative container of annuals. Proceeds benefit College Hill Gardeners’ neighborhood beautification efforts. $12, $10 advance. Advance tickets available at College Hill Coffee Company, 6128 Hamilton Ave. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 681-1326; e-mail; College Hill. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 0

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

St. Vivian Church Family Fun Festival, 410 p.m., St. Vivian Church, Father’s Day fireworks 10 p.m. Free. 728-4331. Finneytown.

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Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced western style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Mount Healthy.


Karaoke Idol Contest, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Doors open 6 p.m. Ages 21 and up to enter contest. Kitchen and bar open. Family friendly. Free. Through June 27. 728-5335. Greenhills.


Lakeridge Funfest, 1-5 p.m., Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road, Grand Ballroom. Dance for over age 50 crowd. Admission includes soft drinks, beer, snacks, photo, door prizes, music and dancing. $10. 521-1112; College Hill.


Year-Round Gardening: Big Impact, Small Space, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. Free. 3853313. Monfort Heights.


Carp Crazy Fishing Tournament, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Fishing competition. Fee includes boat rental. $40 per two-person team; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.



Powel Crosley Jr. Specialty Camp: Mad Science Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Ages 6-12. $145, $120 members; scholarships not available. Daily through June 25. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Hamilton County child care vouchers not accepted. Full fee required at registration. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township.

International Combat Events, 8 p.m., Metropolis, 125 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Scheduled to appear: Tony Parker, David Willoughby, Diane Hooper, Chris Curtis, Quinn Broomfield, Jeremie Moore and others. Doors open 7 p.m. Mixed martial arts extreme cage fighting. $25-$50. 759-4488; Forest Park.


The Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association annual Summer Garden Tour is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Five gardens are featured, and plants, crafts and art will be for sale. Tickets are $10, $8 in advance, and include bottled water and coupons. Advance tickets are available at White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road, Mattfeld’s Greenhouse & Florist, 8730 Cheviot Road, and Cheviot Savings Bank, 5550 Cheviot Road. For more information, call 385-3313. White Oak resident Linda Brown is pictured checking out some perennials during a previous garden tour.

Sunday Morning Summer Strolls, 9 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, “It’s Almost Summer.” Themed, one-hour walks along the Pin Oak Trail. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Partner Golf League, 2:30-5:45 p.m., Beech Creek Golf Course, 1831 Hudepohl Lane, Team of two play nine holes of golf each week and compete against other partners. $19. Registration required. 522-8700. Mount Healthy.



Wild Art Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Daily through June 25. Mix of art and nature as naturalists lead campers on creative adventures. Ages 7-9. $65, $55 city residents. Registration required. 321-6208, ext. 11; College Hill.

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To submit calendar items, go to “” and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to “” along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available 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. Camp Sunshine, 9 a.m.-noon (Ages 13-18) and 1-4 p.m. (Ages 3-12), YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through June 25. For children with disabilities. Games, crafts, swimming and more. $30 per week. Registration required. 5217112. Springfield Township. Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through June 25. Traditional camp activities. Outdoor camp. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. Ages 12-14. $160, $130 members; deposit required. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Powel Crosley YMCA Preschool Camp: Commotion in the Ocean, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through June 25. Medical statement signed by a doctor on file for each child is required. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. $105, $80 members. Registration required. 521-7112; Springfield Township. Traditional Day Camp: Around the World in Five Days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through June 25. Themed weekly activities. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Extended care available. Kindergarten-5th grade. $173, $142 members. Registration required. 923-4466. Groesbeck.

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Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth soled shoes. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


North College Hill Senior Center Membership Council Meeting, 11 a.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., 521-3462. North College Hill. Zumba Fitness Classes, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves creates dynamic workout. Burn calories and learn body-energizing movements. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township. W E D N E S D A Y, J U N E 2 3


Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, Music by the Hot Six. Presented by village of Greenhills. 851-2856. Greenhills.


Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:40 p.m., Highview Christian Church, 2651 Adams Road, Theme is “High Seas.” Daily through June 25. Registration required. 825-9553. Colerain Township. Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Northwest Community Church, 8735 Cheviot Road, Daily through June 25. Kick off dinner at 5:30 p.m. Theme is “Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace.” Free. Registration required. 385-8973. Colerain Township.


Joe Nuxhall Memorial Storm Club Baseball Camp, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Knights of Columbus Clubhouse Bar and Grill, 3144 Blue Rock Road, Camp 2. Daily through June 23. All areas of baseball covered. Ages 6-16. $65. Registration required. Presented by Storm Club Baseball. 385-8831. White Oak.



“America I AM: The African American Imprint” touring exhibition will be on display June 19 to Jan. 2 at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibit shows hundreds of years of African-Americans’ contributions to the United States through various artifacts. Pictured is an example, Rosa Parks’ 1955 arrest card for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. Tickets are $12; $11, ages 60 and up; $8, ages 3-12. Member tickets are $8, adults; $5, children. Call 513-287-7000 or visit

Powel Crosley Summer Day Camp: A Day at the Museum, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Field trip: Cincinnati Museum Center. Daily through June 25. Traditional camp activities. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Pre- and postcamp care available. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. $160, $130 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township.


Cincinnati Shakespeare Company performs all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, in 97 minutes. It runs through June 27. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at 719 Race St., downtown Cincinnati. Ticket prices range from $20-$26. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513-381-2273 or visit Pictured are: Matt Johnson, left, Chris Guthrie and Brian Isaac Phillips.


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June 16, 2010


Al & Tipper, you really surprised us The concept of marrying, being a couple, has been quite a standard social unit throughout history. It’s the principal way the great majority of people find pleasure, cope with loneliness, and engage the deep forces of body and soul. A couple begins not with the proverbial “falling in love.” A couple begins at that usually undeterminable time when both are first aware of being chosen by the other. The couple then begins to create and form its personal relationship. As Mary Anne McPherson Oliver writes in “Conjugal Spirituality,” “This is a serious process which requires, some say, nine to 14 years, but which is in any case a highly complicated and lifelong task never really complete. Each couple must by trial and error discover its own unrepeatable

shape. The ‘being’ of a couple is not fixed but living and changing, more like a person than a piece of pottery. It will be born and grow, or languish and die.” Despite the fact that being a couple is such a natural and universal tendency, its growth and success depends on the continued willingness and commitment to be in relation. Will and choice prove to be more important than romance and feeling. Both members of a couple must act in the preservation of their relationship. Psychiatrist Dennis Lin of the Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan speaks of the Gores in USA Today, “Their relationship was probably having troubles over time, and they were less invested in each other and less invested in making this relationship work.” Analyst Dr. James Hollis


“I’m just stunned!” ‘That was the most common adjective used when the news said Al and Tipper Gore were separating. To both friends and foes they seemed a solidly married couple. This column is neither to condemn nor praise them. Such personal decisions carry too many private and unknown factors for us to judge. What we do need to acknowledge are the questions such surprising reverses bring to our minds about ourselves. Questions such as: If their marriage of 40 years ran out of fuel, can mine? If there was no secret third party for either of them, then how could it happen after sharing so much of life together? Can love last? We’re living longer, but is love dying sooner? Can’t a couple’s love grow stronger over the years and not more fragile?


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other.” The lessons for us from the Gore separation, or whenever we encounter reversals of long-held images of others, come from honest reflection on the realities of life. Did their public and political life take away too much time from their continued growth as a couple? Does our busy life take too much away from us nurturing our relationships? Should we in the Me-Generation era come to know more about the true meaning of love? Author Mary Anne Oliver

says, “Real relationship springs from a conscious desire to share the journey with another, to grow nearer the mystery of life through the bridges of conversation, sexuality and compassion.” A couple, having come into existence through choice, can only stay in existence by consciously and unconsciously making that choice over and over again. In the prenuptial paperwork of the Catholic Church, it says to those intending marriage: “Marriage is a lifelong task of choosing each

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Northwest Press


June 16, 2010

No bones about it – dads love good ribs

It pays to mow your grass along the side of the road right before dusk. My husband, Frank, was doing just that when friend Ed Kluba, owner of K l u b a Farms, was coming home Rita from sellHeikenfeld ing his Rita’s kitchen produce at market. He stopped to give Frank a bountiful bunch of gourmet lettuces. What a food gift that was since we’re having company tomorrow and my spring greens have all but bolted. Ed’s lettuce will make a nice salad topped with fresh peas from our garden. And since Father’s Day is almost here, I wanted to share a favorite ribs recipe that I’ll be making for the dads in our family. Happy Dad’s Day to all of our Community Press and Recorder dads!

Rita’s grilled baby back ribs

Sprinkle the ribs with the spice rub up to a day ahead. This recipe will serve eight people. You may have leftover rub so store it in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Mix together:

3 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon plus 1 tea-

1 tablespoon sugar Ice: See Carol’s tip

Put lemon and oranges in large punch bowl. Pour in thawed lemonade. Gently stir in seltzer water and sparkling cider. Add sugar to taste and add ice. Tip: Fill a 4- to 6-cup freezable container with water and freeze. Or use ice cubes. Carol said this would look nice in a pitcher, as well.

Ed Kluba’s freshly picked lettuce. spoon chili powder 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika or regular paprika 1 teaspoon allspice


6 to 7 pounds meaty baby back pork ribs, cut into 6 to 7 rib slabs. Sprinkle 1 generous teaspoon of rub on each side of each slab. Put on baking sheet; cover with foil and refrigerate at least two hours or up to one day.

To grill ribs:

Prepare grill with medium heat. Grill ribs until tender and cooked, turning occasionally. Then brush each side generously with barbeque


sauce. Continue grilling until sauce forms a sticky coating, about three minutes per side.

Carol Vanover’s sparkling punch

Carol, an Indiana reader, as some of you know, is my “oldest and bestest” friend. She is always trying new recipes with a healthy twist. She served this at a party and everyone loved it. “Not too sweet, very refreshing and good with a meal,” she said. Carol said it looked pretty, too. Adapted from one she found online.

Two 750 ml. bottles sparkling apple cider, chilled 1 liter carbonated water (Carol used seltzer), chilled 3 large oranges, thinly sliced 2 lemons, thinly sliced 6 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed


Tartar sauce close to Frisch’s

For Eileen Coon, Erlanger reader.

Cottage cheese pie recipe


Mix together: 1

⁄3 cup finely minced onion Dash garlic powder, to taste 1 ⁄3 cup dill pickle relish, drained 11⁄4 cups or so mayonnaise Hot sauce to taste (optional)

Audrey Reinhart’s tartar sauce

Audrey sent this in for Eileen Coon as well. “She might like this,” Audrey said.

Mix together:

1 cup Miracle Whip (or mayonaise) 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon yellow mustard 1 or 2 cloves garlic 3 ⁄4 cup sweet pickle relish, drained Few drops hot pepper

My editor Lisa Mauch tried out the recipe Sarah DeMoss sent in with a few alterations using Splenda and soy milk. To get her version, go to my online column at www. or call 513-591-6163. sauce or cayenne (optional)

Easy hand-held apple ‘pies’

Let the kids help with this one for dad. If he likes nuts, add a small amount, chopped.

1 stick butter or margarine, divided 2 nice big apples, peeled, cored and diced small 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon flour Extra cinnamon mixed with a bit of white sugar for sprinkling on top (optional) Bread with crusts removed (anywhere from 12 to 15 slices) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet. Melt 1⁄2 stick butter over

medium heat in large skillet. Stir in flour and cook a minute. Don’t let it brown. Add apples, brown sugar and cinnamon and cook until apples are tender. Let cool. Roll each slice of bread until it is thin and flat. Put some of apple mixture (not too much) into center of each slice. Wet two of the edges and fold diagonally to form a triangle. Press edges to make a seal. Place on baking sheet. Melt remaining butter and brush tops. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon/sugar mixture. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Evergreen and Seasons retirement communities. This special event will let you sample delectable appetizers and gourmet menu selections while you enjoy live entertainment and tour the community. What a delicious way to welcome summer! Evergreen is near Wyoming on 60 acres, and Seasons is in the heart of the beautiful Kenwood neighborhood. Join us to taste the true flavor of each community, and discover how we’re Living Life at Evergreen and Seasons.

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June 16, 2010


The answer is …

This week's scavenger hunt answer is St. Paul's United Church of Christ on Old Blue Rock Road. Here’s who called in a correct guess: Mary Bowling, Judith and John Ruehl, Gail Hallgath, Debbie Fales, Nancy Bruner, Pat Merfert, Joane Donnelly, Jake and Jamie Spears, Mark Bruner, Sandy Rausch, Joan and Jim Wilson, and David and Sandra Shea. Correct responders who were left off last week’s Close Shave list were Jake Stevens, Allie Stevens and Mary Bowling.


Get family passport to the parks

Playhouse in the Park hosts day camp The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park still has spots available in its popular Summer Theatre Day Camp, with sessions being offered in June and July. Classes provide fun and in-depth explorations of a broad range of acting skills, from stage movement and improvisational activities (similar to those seen on television in “Whose Line is it Anyway?”) to stage combat and television acting. All classes are taught by local theatre professionals and educators. Classes are available for children age 5 through high

school and divided by grade level. All classes take place in a friendly and non-intimidating learning environment. No previous acting or performing experience is required to participate. The creative dramatics camp (for children age 5 or entering grades 1-2) is offered in one-week sessions, taking place the weeks of June 14, June 21, July 5, July 12, July 19 and July 26. The cost is $100. All other half-day camp sessions for students entering grade three through high school run for two weeks on

the following dates: June 14 - June 25, July 5-16 and July 19-30. The cost for these camps is $275. A very limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need. With each camp registration, parents will receive one free ticket (up to a $62 value) to the 2010/2011 Marx Theatre season, excluding “A Christmas Carol.” Some restrictions apply. For more information or to register, contact the Playhouse box office at 4213888. Visit to register online.


Holiday in Lights in Sharon Woods. The 2010 Family Passport is available for $10 at and at all Hamilton County Park District visitor centers, golf courses, boathouses, snack bars, Nature’s Niche store at Farbach-Werner Nature PreNew Classes


serve, Winton Woods Campground and Parky’s Farm. A valid Hamilton County Park District motor vehicle permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. For information, visit or call 521-PARK (7275).

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La Salle High School honors five students who recently achieved the status of Eagle Scout for the Boy Scouts. From left are, junior Kyle Herth (St. John, Harrison), senior Ryan Matthews (St. Ignatius, Monfort Heights), Travis Nieman (St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Bridgetown), Isaac Kerr (St. John the Baptist, Dry Ridge), and junior Zach Dangel (St. Ann, Groesbeck).

The Hamilton County Park District always offers a great value for those who enjoy recreational activities, exciting events and the great outdoors. Now families have one more reason to enjoy the parks with great deals in the new 2010 family passport. This colorful coupon book offers all kinds of savings for everyone in the family, from recreational activities to discounts on special events, a $50 value. The family passport coupons include free admission for kids to Parky’s Ark wet playgrond in Winton Woods and to Highfield Discover Garden in Glenwood Gardens. More deals for the kids include a free wagon ride or one free admission to Halloween Nights at Parky’s Farm. Parents will also find discounts on things like pedal boat rental and golf driving ranges and a free photo coupon to be used at

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June 16, 2010

Twin Towers hosts art competition


A quilt in the annual art contest at Twin Towers in College Hill.

More than 1,100 senior citizens in southwestern Ohio are putting the finishing touches on manuscripts, poems, paintings and other works of art for an annual competition sponsored by the Association of Ohio Philanthropic Homes, Housing and Services for the Aging. Twin Towers, at 5343 Hamilton Ave., will host this regional event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 22 23.

“The art work that is submitted is truly amazing,” said Holly Henderson, manager of events and programs at Twin Towers. “It is a great opportunity for seniors to demonstrate their talent with pride and a chance for the public to appreciate what they can do.” All participants in the competition are residents of AOPHA member retirement communities or affiliated services.

“Many winners of past competitions have been residents of our Life Enriching Communities,” said Henderson. “We have had winners in the categories of cooperative art, woodworking, photography, large quilted works, woven arts, woodworking, computer art and writing both fiction and prose,” she said. The award winners from the regional competition will go on to compete in

AOPHA’s statewide competition at its annual conference and trade show Aug. 31-Sept. 2 in Columbus. Last year’s competition included traditional and contemporary quilting, oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, stained glass, computer art, poetry, and short stories. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call Holly Henderson at 8532743.

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

Christ, the Prince of Peace


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

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

9927 Wayne Ave * Lincoln Hts, Ohio 45215 513-554-4010 Pastor: Fr Thomas Difolco African American in History & Heritage Roman Catholic in Faith & Practice Services: Saturday at 7:00p & Sunday at 10:00a You are always welcome at St. Martin de Porres

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

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

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website:

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HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

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

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook



• Groesbeck Branch, 2994 W. Galbraith Road, Monday, July 12, from 2-3 p.m. The goal of Metro’s Tell Your Story campaign is to engage the community in a dialogue on the benefits of transit that focuses on four themes: • Economy and jobs • Environment • Energy independence • Quality of life Metro is looking for stories that relate to one of those four key areas.

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "The Life Changing Offer-Living in God’s Kingdom: Agents of Love" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

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Traditional Service: 9:30am ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:15am Sunday School: 10:30am

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


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

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm


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

NON-DENOMINATIONAL (Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Saturdays at 5:30 pm at 1016 W. North Bend Rd. Childcare provided Let’s Do Life Together

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

Evendale Community Church 3270 Glendale-Milford Rd. 513-563-1044

ALL FAITHS WELCOME Sunday School 9:00 am Worship Service 10:15 am

Pastor Bob Waugh


45247 513-741-8900 4 Miles West of Northgate Mall

We Are A Word Church Sunday School 10am Sunday 11am-6pm Wednesday Evening 7pm

Sonny Price, Pastor

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June 18, 19 & 20

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Faith Lutheran LCMC

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


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

ones, and a new articulated “accordion” bus available outside for tours. The “story time” events are part of Metro’s “Tell Your Story” campaign, asking the community to share their Metro stories. One video and one written entry will win free rides for a year. For contest details, visit The branches are: • Westwood Branch, 3345 Epworth Ave., Monday June 21, from 2-3 p.m.

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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United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available

There’s no place with more stories than the library… now you can tell your Metro story at area libraries this summer. In June and July, Metro will hold special “story times” at five branches of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Metro representatives will briefly tell Metro’s story and then listen to the community’s Metro stories. There will be refreshments, a story time reading for little

Wanda Frazier Beyer, 77, Colerain Township, died June 7. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Happy Hookers and OB Band Aides. Survived by husband Robert Beyer; daughBeyer ters Vicki (Jim) Bertram, Pamela (Dale) La Hue, Lauri Beyer; grandchildren Carrie (Jason) Walsh, Joe, Amy Bertram, Michelle La Hue; siblings Janet Pieper, Norman Frazier. Preceded in death by brother Clarence Frazier Jr. Services were June 11 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to Shriners Hospital or the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Larry Cook

Larry Cook Jr., 85, Colerain Township, died June 3. Survived by children Pam (Earl) Meyer, Danny (Lauri), Scott Cook; seven grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by son Larry Cook III. Services were June 8 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home, 3155 Harrison Ave. Memorials to the Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund.

Alexander Covalcine

Alexander Covalcine, 94, died May 28. He was a Navy veteran of World war II and a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Survived by children Alex (Cynthia) Whitt-Covalcine, Phil (Mary Sue) Covalcine, Delores (Russell) Buskirk; sister Rose Brune; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Ethel Covalcine. Services were June 2 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Herbert Dunn

Herbert C. Dunn, 84, formerly of Finneytown, died June 3 in Leitchfield, Ky. He was a funeral director and former owner of Chas. A. Miller Sons/Miller-Busse & Borgmann funeral homes. He was a veteran of World War II, flying 13 missions over Japan as a blister gunner in a B-29, and Korea, a member of Hoffner Lodge 253 F&AM, Valley of Cincinnati Scottish Rite and the White Oak/Monfort Heights Kiwanis Club, and treasurer of the Hidden Valley Lake Association. Survived by daughters Barbara (Ken) Zipperian, Sara (Bill) Voss, Paula (Randy) Johnson; grandchil-







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dren Phillip, Jason Zipperian, Morgan, Taylor Voss, Lindsey, Stacey Watzek, Alexandria Johnson; sister Josephine Ramsey; former wife Pauline Dunn. Services were June 11 at MillerBusse & Borgmann Funeral Home. Memorials to Shriners Hospital.

Robert Eckert

Robert A. Eckert, 89, Green Township, died June 8. He worked for Procter & Gamble. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by children Bob (Gina), Dennis (Carolyn), Tim (Shelia) Eckert, Debbie O’Reilly, Kathy Peak; Eckert grandchildren Jason, Erin, Branden, Chad, Christopher, Alison, John Jr., Zachary; great-grandson Dylan. Preceded in death by wife Evelyn Eckert, grandson Daniel. Services were June 15 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Alice Greenawalt

Alice Winn Greenawalt, 73, Forest Park, died June 1. She was a kindergarten teacher in Mount Healthy City Schools. She was a member of Forest Chapel United Methodist Church. Survived by husband Robert M. Greenawalt; children Linda (Doug) Loftus, Robert W. (Bobbie) Greenawalt, Lori (Keith) Nottingham; grandchildren Eric, Brian, Alyssa Loftus, Tyler Greenawalt, Lyndsay, Greg, Emily Nottingham; greatgranddaughter Payten Loftus; siblings Joe Winn, Judy Anderson. Preceded in death by siblings Janet O'Neal, Bill Winn. Services were June 5 at Forest Chapel United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home. Memorials to: Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, 680 W. Sharon Road, Forest Park, OH 45240 or the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, P.O. Box 10426, Uniondale, NY 11555.

Mary Gundrum

Mary Gundrum, 92, Colerain Township, died June 8. She worked in the cafeteria for Northwest Local Schools for over 20 years. Survived by children Albert W. (Kelly) Gundrum, Anne (David) Jeffers; grandchildren Angela (John) Matson, Amy (Frank) Garvin, Todd (Jena) Gundrum; great-grandchildren Josh Matson, Elizabeth, Mag-

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DEATHS gie HusVar, Max, Samuel Gundrum. Preceded in death by husband Albert L. Gundrum, siblings William (Evie), John (Carol) Matson, Dorothy (Vincent) Waters, Ruth (Harry) Lushey, in-laws Charles (Mae) Gundrum, Margaret (Elmer) Young, Helen (Robert) Mohr, Anna (George) Brucker. Services were June 11 at Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Lorraine Mercer

Lorraine Kabitsch Mercer, 93, died May 28. Survived by daughters Joan (William) Harris, Barbara (Ralph) Collins; grandchildren Steven (Robin), Gregory (Stephanie), Timothy (Tabitha) Harris, Lori (Eric) Walzer, Mark (Heather) Collins; greatgrandchildren Benjamin, Adam, Megan Harris, Eva, Ethan Walzer, Jack, Lila Collins; Eusebio Faura. Preceded in death by husbands Harry Borchelt, Kenneth Mercer, great-granddaughter Alexandra Faura, sister Norma Mullinger. Services were June 1 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: National Cancer Society Research Center, K St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006 or Alzheimer's Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Eunema Morgan

Eunema Tarter Morgan, 71, Colerain Township, died June 3. Survived by husband Donald Morgan Sr.; children Donna (Donald) Maher, Ronald (Melissa), Donald (Theresa) Jr. Morgan, Rhonda (James) Jones; grandchildren Christopher (Amy), Gregory (Julie), Ashley, J.J., Trey, Brooke, Tony, Austin, Tommy; brother Jim (Elsie) Tarter; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother Robert Tarter. Services were June 7 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Marian Fulton Rabanus-Schinaman

Marian Fulton Rabanus-Schinaman, 77, Colerain Township, died June 4. Survived by children Terry (Terri) Rabanus, Sharon (Jerry) Gillespie; stepson Robert (Debbie) Schinaman; grandchildren Brian (Kristin), Todd, Danny, David (Megan), Jason, Tyler, Kara, Jerry Jr., Scott; greatgrandchildren Nick, Sadie, Autumn, Brody; siblings Charles (Hazel), Gloria Fulton; sister-in-law June Rabanus Hooven; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by

husbands Elmer Rabanus Jr., William Schinaman, siblings Pat Fulton. Services were June 10 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Meyer Funer- Rabanusal Home. Memo- Schinaman rials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597 or Matt James Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224.

Ida Rader

Ida Taylor Rader, 75, Colerain Township, died May 27. Survived by children Debby, Gregory, Gary (Denise) Rader, Teresa Cooper; grandchildren Thomas Niebuer, Shaun, Chris Cooper, Alison, Gregory Jr., Andrew, Joshua, Nicholas Rader; great-grandchildren Steven Roberts, Haylie Niebuer, Isabella Cooper. Preceded in death by husband Ernest Rader Jr., brother Glenn Taylor. Services were June 1 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Clovernook Home for the Blind.

Robert Smith

Robert A. Smith, 78, North College Hill, died June 8. He worked for the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority. He was a member of Mount Healthy United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of Norwood-Winton-Carthage Lodge 576 F&AM. Survived by wife Marilyn Smith; son Mark Smith; sister Dorothy (Alvey) Rector; nieces Leslie (Tom) Smith Guck, Carol (Pete) Goins Uller, Robin (Maggie Parker) Goins. Preceded in death by brother James Smith. Services were June 12 at Mount Healthy United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Miller-Busse & Borgmann Funeral Home. Memorials to: Mount Healthy United

Methodist Church, 7612 Perry St., Cincinnati, OH 45231 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Christa Snyder

Christa Snyder, 32, Springfield Township, died June 2. Survived by sons Devin Baker, Anthony Snyder; father Donald (Kathleen); brothers Lonnie, Scott (Karen), Lance (Sarah); grandfather Robert (Viola) Steiner; many nieces and nephews. Services were June 8 at Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the Christa Snyder Memorial Fund at WesBanco, Finneytown.

Imogene Walker

Imogene Walker, 89, Springfield Township, died June 6. Survived by children Thomas (Janice), Linda (Arthur) Patrick, Judy (Ron) Hadley, Clarence Matlock; grandchildren Kevin, Kenny, Judy, Janet Kay, Crystal, Jena, Jessica; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Sam, children Kenneth (Judy), Shirley Ann, Sammy, four brother and three sisters. Services were June 10 at Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

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Aggravated robbery

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COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

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Gary Young

Gary Clifford Young, 66, Green Township, died June 7. He was an Army veteran. Young Survived by wife Melba Young; daughter Mindi (Kirt) Shay; stepson Jerry Stem; grandchildren Ashlee, Karlee, Kellee; parents Herbert Sr., Violet Young; sister Linda (Roger) Worrell; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Herbert Young Jr. Services were June 11 at GumpHolt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231.


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From B7 Jonathon Golosberry, 24, 1220 Old Liberty Road, drug possession, resisting arrest, drug paraphernalia at 3084 W. Galbraith Road, May 19. Dennis Hicks, 24, 5549 Old Blue Rock Road, burglary at Fawnknoll and Fawnwood, May 21. Centica Jones, 34, 1440 W. North Bend Road, open flask at 2500 Impala, May 22. Alvin Laws, 50, 7503 Boleyn Drive, menacing, disorderly conduct at 7503 Boleyn Drive, May 25. Kvesio Richardson, 19, 2405 Nottingham Court, domestic violence at 8145 Cella Drive, May 22. Watseka Robinson, 34, 5402 Leumas, open flask at 8598 Colerain Ave., May 22. Thomas Sams, 42, 51 Random , theft at 9501 Colerain , May 22. Laron Strong, 25, 7859 Harrison Ave., domestic violence at 4200 Springdale Road, May 19. Adam Weaver, 24, 3218 Lapland Drive, domestic violence at 3218 Lapland Drive, May 23. Mariah Williams, 19, 2215 Harrison, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 15. Juvenile male, 14, aggravated menacing at 6965 Colerain Ave., May 23. Juvenile male, 16, criminal trespassing at 10761 Pippin Road, May 21. Juvenile male, 17, criminal trespassing at 10761 Pippin Road, May 21. Juvenile male, 13, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 20. Juvenile male, 17, receiving stolen property at 8750 Colerain Ave., May 17.

Juvenile female, 17, receiving stolen property at 8750 Colerain Ave., May 17.

Reports/Incidents Breaking and entering

Attempt made at 7958 Harrison Ave., May 25. School entered and cell phone removed at 10133 Pottinger, May 23.


Guns and ammunition valued at $1000 removed at 6754 Kepler Road, May 17. Residence entered and removed stereo valued at $200 removed at 10899 Gloria Ave., May 22. Residence entered and gun valued at $200 removed at 7051 E. Miami River Road, May 23. Reported at 8081 Blanchetta, May 24. Residence entered and jewelry valued at $135,000 removed at 10432 Owl Creek Road, May 18.

Criminal damaging

Building damaged at 9600 Colerain Ave., May 24. Window of residence broken at 2743 Town Terrace, May 23. Front windshield damaged at 6827 Memory Lane, May 24. Vehicle window shattered at 10240 Colerain Ave., May 24. Brick thrown at vehicle at 3252 Warfield Ave., May 14. Glass window damaged at 10180 Colerain Ave., May 26. Vehicle window damaged at 2651 Carwall Drive, May 21.

Criminal mischief

Victim reported at 2610 Topeka Drive, May 17.

Misuse of credit card

Victim reported at 3161 Preserve Lane, May 14.

Passing bad checks

Checks valued at $640 removed at 10196 Colerain Ave., May 17.

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Victim threatened and wallet and contents valued at $300 removed at 9719 Colerain Ave., May 18.


Vehicle entered and $5 removed at 2973 Byrneside, May 12. Vehicle removed at 8240 Pippin Road, May 24. Garbage cans removed at 5730 Dunlap Road, May 25. Vehicle entered and GPS valued at $300 removed at 3353 W. Galbraith Road, May 23. Various equipment valued at $75 removed at 2981 Whitley Court, May 22. Vehicle entered and clothing valued at $63 removed at 2850 Breezy Way, May 17.

Copper wiring removed at 7994 Stoney Ridge Drive, May 14. vehicle entered and GPS, cell phone and credit card removed at 3341 Alexis Road, May 23. Vehicle entered and various items of unknown value removed at 8798 Wuest Road, May 16. Vehicle entered and GPS and phone charger valued at $230 removed at 7801 Regatta Drive, May 14. Phone valued at $400 removed at 4737 Springdale Road, May 24. Medication, currency of unknown value removed at 6556 Springdale Road, May 24. Bike of unknown value removed at 2829 Houston Road, May 18. Currency and weight equipment valued at $1,120 removed at 10205 Storm Drive, May 18.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Kyle C. Schrand, 19, 6474 Hayes Road, possession of marijuana at 6459 Glenway Ave., May 24. Shavonne D. Foster, 26, 1651 W. North Bend Road No. 8, drug paraphernalia at 2818 Blue Rock Road, May 25. Robert M. Schmidt, 25, 5638 Northglen Road, possession of drugs, attempted theft and receiving stolen property at 3644 Edgebrook Drive, May 26. Juvenile, 16, drug possession at 5823 Cheviot Road, May 26. Juvenile, 16, drug possession at 5823 Cheviot Road, May 26. Erica Wilson, 26, 1709 Casey Drive No. 201, forgery at 6142 Colerain Ave., May 27. Marquize Segar, 20, 1719 Casey Drive No. 102, forgery at 6142 Colerain Ave., May 27. Demarco Reyes, 23, 3367 Deshler Drive, criminal trespassing at 5653 Hickory Ridge Lane, May 27. Cody Manis, 23, 1435 State Ave. No. 3, domestic violence at 5474 Audro Drive No. 3, May 27. Juvenile, 14, theft and offenses involving underage persons at 5071 Glencrossing Way, May 28. Juvenile, 13, theft and offenses involving underage persons at 5071 Glencrossing Way, May 28. Juvenile, 17, theft and possession of drugs at 5071 Glencrossing Way, May 30. Mark A. Muddiman, 40, 287 Shaker Court, possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and open container at 5243 Glenway Ave., May 30. Tanecka N. St. Clair, 26, 3012 Glenway Ave., theft at 6550 Harrison

Ave., May 29. Jackie Cmehil, 56, 4342 North Bend Road, barking dog violation at 4342 North Bend Road, May 28. Juvenile, 16, alcohol offenses involving minor and obstructing official business at Ruwes Oak and Bridgepoint Pass, May 31. Juvenile, 14, alcohol offenses involving minor and obstructing official business at Ruwes Oak and Bridgepoint Pass, May 31. Robert M. Eversole, 28, 254 Main St., possession of drug paraphernalia, drug abuse instruments and driving under suspension at Eastbound Interstate 74, May 31. Garlin D. Back, 26, 143 E. Main St., possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia at Eastbound Interstate 74, May 31. Melvin Graham, 48, 8555 Daly Road No. 8, open container at Bridgetown Road and Moonridge, May 29.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

Two suspects, one of whom was armed with a knife, robbed victim of their gold necklace at West Fork Road and North Bend Road, May 26.


Fire set in paper recycling bin at Bridgetown Middle School at 3900 Race Road, May 31.


Suspect punched victim in the face at La Salle High School at 3091 North Bend Road, May 24. Suspect pushed victim down some steps and struck them in the mouth at 4419 Homelawn Ave., May 28. Suspect struck victim in face at 6441 Glenway Ave., May 28.


Several power tools and a fish tank stolen from home at 6518 Werk Road, May 24.

Criminal damaging

Rocks thrown on vehicle, causing dents and scratches in paint at 3737 West Fork Road, May 25. Trailer shot with paintball gun at 3221 Greenmount Drive, May 27. Eggs thrown on vehicle, causing damage to paint at 5706 Biscayne, May 29.

Criminal mischief

Deodorant smeared on side of vehicle at 5784 Eula Ave., May 27. Eggs thrown on vehicle at 5857 Calmhaven, May 29.

Domestic dispute

Argument between parent and child at Filview Circle, May 25.

Argument between former spouses at Timberhollow Lane, May 25. Argument between parent and child at Feldkamp Avenue, May 25. Argument between parent and child at Springoak Drive, May 25. Argument between parent and child at Raceview Avenue, May 28. Argument between family members at Boomer Road, May 29.

Domestic violence

Physical altercation between man and woman at Wesselman Road, May 28. Physical altercation between man and woman at 3008 Brookview Drive, May 29.


Two suspects forcibly stole cell phone from victim at 6607 Hearne Road, May 31.


Copper tubing pieces stolen from cooler in home’s side yard at 5174 Sidney Road, May 24. Vide recorder, digital camera, two video game systems, 17 video games, DVD player and medicine stolen from home at 6227 Bridgetown Road, May 24. MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 5249 Ponce Lane, May 24. GPS, purse and money stolen from one vehicle; and GPS and MP3 player stolen from second vehicle at 5223 Relluk, May 24. GPS, MP3 charger and assorted jewelry stolen from vehicle at 2470 Sylmar Court, May 24. Thirty shirts stolen from Dillard’s at 6290 Glenway Ave., May 24. Four tires stolen from vehicle at 6520 Werk Road, May 25. Medicine stolen from vehicle at 5574 Raceview Ave., May 24. GPS and MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 6716 Jim Jon Court, May 25. Two DVD players and a power converter stolen from one vehicle; and a tool bag and hand tools stolen from second vehicle at 6815 Jim Jon Court, May 25. MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 6839 Jim Jon Court, May 25. GPS stolen from vehicle at 6290 Glenway Ave., May 25. MP3 player, money and sunglasses stolen from one vehicle; and four CDs stolen from second vehicle at 5731 Biscayne Ave., May 26. Welder stolen from storage area at Diamond Oaks at 6375 Harrison Ave., May 21. Four wrought iron chairs and a table stolen from home’s porch at 7440 Wesselman Road, May 27. Driver’s license stolen from home at 3773 Feldkamp Ave., May 27.

Pair of socks stolen from Dollar Tree at 5975 Colerain Ave., May 27. MP3 player stolen from purse at Bridgetown Middle School at 3900 Race Road, May 27. Medicine stolen from vehicle at 3271 Harmony Lane, May 28. GPS stolen from vehicle at 5528 Lawrence Road, May 28. Cell phone stolen from victim’s work area at Kroger at 5830 Harrison Ave., May 29. Vehicle stolen from home’s driveway at 4466 West Fork Road, May 29. Gas grill stolen from home’s back yard at 5535 Leumas Drive, May 30. GPS units stolen from two vehicles at 6004 Snyder Road, May 31. Several power tools stolen from one vehicle; and car stereo stolen from second vehicle at 6198 West Fork Road, May 31. Mail stolen from mailbox at 3394 Boomer Road, May 31. Check book and pack of cigarettes stolen from vehicle at 6256 West Fork Road, May 31. MP3 player and charger stolen from vehicle at 6256 West Fork Road, May 31. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 3491 North Bend Road, May 31. Satellite radio stolen from vehicle at 6275 West Fork Road, May 31.


All the lights and glass broken on sign at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at 5841 Werk Road, May 28.


Juvenile, attempted burglary at 9200 block of Daly Road, June 1. Juvenile, attempted burglary at 9200 block of Daly Road, June 1. Lisa Grace, 40, 1570 Meredith Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 1570 Meredith Drive, June 5. Makio Meatchem, 22, 1570 Meredith Drive, assault at 1570 Meredith Drive, June 6. Juvenile, domestic violence at 2000 block of Roosevelt Avenue, June 6. Dan Bean, 31, 1616 Newbrook Drive, receiving stolen property at Compton Road and Clovernook Avenue, June 5. Jeffrey Schwab, 40, 65 Gambier Circle, drug paraphernalia at Compton Road and Werner Avenue, June 5. Drew Smith, 22, 1480 Hill Ave., carrying concealed weapon, drug possession at West Galbraith Road, June 5.

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Stoney Ridge Drive: NVR Inc. to Roden, Audra M. and Jay J.; $281,555. Summercrest Drive: Western Benchmark LLC to NVR Inc.; $48,500. 10209 Snowflake Lane: Sanders, Arthur and Florence to Sloan, Stephanie A.; $87,000. 11301 Templeton Drive: Snider, Elizabeth A. and Mary Ann to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $44,000. 2880 Bentbrook Drive: Johnson, Calvin Jr. and Alicia F. to Lumpkins, Isaiah M. and Keyonia; $163,500. 2955 Windon Drive: Burdine, Bobbie and Tina to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $74,000. 3052 Banning Road: Anchor Real Estate and Management Company Inc. to P&D Realty Co.; $14,500. 3455 Statewood Drive: Baldwin, Phyllis to Jackson, Morree and Shirley; $71,500. 3519 Amberway Court: Ledonne, Sharon C. to Jones, Ashley; $60,000. 7415 Locust View Lane: Potterhill Homes LLC to Guadiz, Michael and Elizabeth; $188,117. 7590 Pippin Road: Kruthaupt, Ronald and Betsy to Myers, Jennifer S.; $160,000. 8329 Coghill Lane: Lawwill, Jeffrey Q. to Hartmann, Katie P.; $103,850. 8421 Haskell Drive: Tombragel, Francis and Candace D. to Fannie Mae; $42,000. 8481 Cheviot Road: Bank of New York Mellon to Penklor Properties LLC; $59,500. 9172 Zoellner Road: Kramer, Danielle M. and Dennis Wurzelbacher Tr. to Kramer, Danielle M.; $21,500. 9221 Loralinda Drive: Williams, Lillian E. to Klee, Kristina M.; $95,500. 9271 Coogan Drive: Maximus Investors Group Inc. to Marva Holdings LLC; $32,900.

From B8 Demarco Gutten, 18, 8791 Grenada Drive, discharging firearm at 8791 Grenada Drive, June 2. Juvenile, discharging firearm at 8700 block of Grenada Drive, June 2. Juvenile, assault, obstructing official business at 12000 block of Regency Run Drive, June 2. Juvenile, receiving stolen property at 8700 block of Morningstar Drive,


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Address not availble: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Fehr, Stacey L.; $125,930. Jennifer Lynn Drive: Lintz, Robert C. II to Miller, Matthew S.; $307,000. Vista View Court: M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Schopin, Joseph E. and Jennifer L.; $225,660. 1855 Ballymore Lane: Amon, Ruth A. Tr. to Cox, Dawn M. and Brett M.; $279,000. 1890 Linneman Road: Goodyear, Maria A. to Tyahur, Nathan; $131,000. 2072 Faycrest Drive: Holscher, Lauren E. to McGeehan, Conor B. and Maria L. Tieman; $105,000. 2535 Van Blaricum Road: Newkirk, Ryan D. to Rusin, Mark A. and Ann T.; $191,975. 2773 Falconbridge Drive: Jones, Kathleen M. to Kelsey, Michael and Katherine; $225,000. 2860 Ebenezer Road: Berger, Timothy C. and Christine M. to Young, Gregory J.; $225,000. 3007 Limestone Circle: Sphax, Barbara F. to Erickson, Susan R.; $185,000. 3314 Glenmont Lane: Lemmink, Donald J. and Martha C. to Flower, Elizabeth S.; $152,000. 3557 Ebenezer Road: Wilk, Timothy W.

to Bachman, Geraldine L. and Andrew J.; $242,000. 3571 Neiheisel Ave.: Weberding, Lillian M. to Weberding, Linda L.; $108,486. 3578 Ridgewood Ave.: Gravina, Timothy J. and Jann E. to Thesing, Anthony G and Sarah E. Baxtresser; $186,500. 3620 Crestnoll Drive: Miller, David W. Jr. and Jill N. to Matthews, James M. and Sherry Metzner; $125,000. 3737 Moonridge Drive: Dearnell, Scott to Truong, Michael and Cindy Tran; $125,000. 3853 Weirman Ave.: Bolte, Donald D. and Helen R. to Elsasser, Michael W. II; $128,000. 3948 Hutchinson Road: Schwan, Florence P. to Schwan, Florence P.; $79,900. 3954 Hutchinson Road: Schwan, Florence P. to Strickland, Ashley; $79,900. 4218 Marcrest Drive: Straub, Yvonne M. to Gebhardt, Brett D. and Sarah M.; $153,370. 5162 Parkvalley Court: Federal National Mortgage Association to Olexa, Laura; $180,206. 5209 Eaglesnest Drive: Owen, Cathleen B. to Kelly, Viola M.; $81,500. 5294 Eaglesnest Drive: Geiger, Bethanie L. and Jeremy R. to Siereveld, Linda S.; $84,500. 5321 Orchardvalley Drive: Dransman, Barry and Kimberly to Nardelli, Vincent and Lenora; $153,000. 5435 Bluesky Drive: Merkhofer, Steven and Jessica Betsch to Konerman, Mark E.; $72,000. 5481 Leumas Drive: Meadows, Bryan A. and Andrea E. to Fannie Mae; $83,000. 5607 Surrey Ave.: Tenbrink, James H. Tr. 3 to Mollmann, Joseph A.; $109,000. 5612 Klausridge Court: Pruett, Mary E. to Doran, David; $222,750. 5732 Lawrence Road: Beiting, Patrick and Deborah to Papke, Philip J.;


About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes.Neighborhood designations are approximate. $113,900. 5970 Colerain Ave.: Tingle, Tangerine E. to U.S. Bank NA; $38,000. 5994 Lawrence Road: Morgan, Timothy E. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $117,800. 6229 Taylor Road: Rudd, Russell L. and Karen H. to Feldhake, David J.; $123,000. 6329 Eagles Lake Drive: Leesman, Marilyn A. to Diether-Zeek, Kerry; $87,000. 7066 Bridgetown Road: Ochoa, Monica to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $85,000. 7296 Cleves Warsaw Pike: Burke, Terry J. to Allen, Michael E. and Kimberly A.; $40,600. 8064 Bridge Point Drive: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Perry, Zeno H. Jr. and Raymond L. Super; $253,000.


5523 Ruddy Court: Wolterman, James to McGhee, Tammie; $119,900. 5531 Kiplington Drive: Steinnecker, Barry J. and Rosalyn J. to Davis, Miles L. Jr.; $93,000. 5640 Glenview Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Sanner, Emily Hayes and Paul T.; $42,000. 5644 Glenview Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Sanner, Emily Hayes and Paul T.; $42,000. 5721 Province Lane: Robertson, Gertrude F. to Styles, Gwendolyn W.; $168,000.

June 2. Juvenile, aggravated robbery at 8200 block of Galbraith Pointe Lane, June 3. Deandre Ford, 21, 1915 Emerson Ave., carrying concealed weapon at 6300 block of Betts Avenue, June 1. Dayshawn Coleman, 18, 6316 Betts Ave., aggravated menacing at 6300 block of Betts Avenue, June 1.



Woman reported computer stolen at 10929 Birchridge Drive, June 6.


Woman reported keys stolen at 8731 Constance Drive, June 6. 3009 Spruceway Drive man reported computer stolen from vehicle at 9800 block of McKelvey Road, June 6.

Northern Hills Christian Church reported lawn tools stolen at 9470 Winton Road, June 5. Man reported checks stolen at 1098 Peachtree Drive, June 4. Woman reported vehicle stolen at 1620 Miles Road, June 5. Man reported lawn mower stolen at 8743 Morningstar Drive, June 2. Woman reported TV stolen at 8097 Hamilton Ave., June 1.

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9271 Coogan Drive: Wells, Douglas W. to Maximus Investors Group; $25,060. 9607 Pippin Road: Bank of New York Tr. to Courage Homes LLC; $25,500. 9648 Gibralter Drive: Cordray, Bonnie E. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $46,000. 9802 Greenriver Drive: Gueterman, Lawrence B. and Kay E. to Brown, Wylene Jr.; $123,500. 9807 Marino Drive: Brinson, Krystal M. to Self-Help Venture Fund; $48,000. 9872 Dunraven Drive: Sanders, Jackie and Marvina M. Mincy to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $56,000.

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