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Jack and Lori Rahn, members of the Clippard-Bevis blockwatch, helped organize the June 25 community picnic.

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Block watch plans community picnic June 25

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The Clippard-Bevis Block Watch thanks its sponsors, which include: Lowe’s Animal Ark Barnesburg Tavern Wal-Mart Red Squirrel Kroger JW Salon Hair Center Rumpke Play It Again Sports Kemper Supply Team Cycling & Fitness Pioneer Cladding & Glazing NYPD Pizza Cincinnati Mine Machinery Goodyear Dick’s Sporting Goods and Peach Grove Animal Hospital Target Colerain Bowl

The Clippard-Bevis Block Watch joins the Colerain Township Police Department for a community picnic from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Clippard Park. Lori Rahn, one of the community block watch captains, says the picnic will be an opportunity for neighbors to meet one another and have a chance to meet township police officers. There will be free hot dogs, pizza, chips and sodas. Those interested in showing off their baking talents may bring a dessert to share. Rahn said a number of local businesses and restaurants donated gift certificates to be raffled off during the picnic. The ClippardBevis Block Watch members asked local businesses to donate money to purchase a new Trek police bike for the Colerain Police Department for the bike patrol. “Lowe’s stepped up to the plate immediately and purchased a bike that they will be giving the department on the day of the picnic,” Rahn said. “In addition, we were able to raise the money for a second bike that we will be giving the department at the picnic.” Rahn said the block watch will keep raising money to get as many bikes as possible. If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, you can go to your local Fifth Third Bank branch and tell

them you are interested in donating to the Colerain Township Bike Patrol. Your new best friend may be a picnic away. The SPCA will be at the picnic with lots of dogs and kittens waiting for a new home. Lowe’s Home Improvement will bring its Build and Grow workshop to the park. The Colerain Township Department will also be on hand. The picnic will also help raise money for the police department to buy new jackets, bike shoes and accessories that they need for the bike patrol program. “Did you ever get a ticket from a Colerain Police Officer?” Rahn asked. “Payback time. We have a Dunk-A-Cop booth where you can pay to have the chance to dunk police officers.” Be warned, though: the officers will be armed with SuperSoaker water guns and may return fire. The block watch members will also have a Split the Pot to help raise money. “This has grown to be much bigger than we originally intended,” Rahn said. “Now, I think it’s going to be good for our neighborhood, as the people feel good about where they live, and it will help change some people’s negative perception of police officers. “Colerain Township has a lot of good people on the police department, and this will give residents a chance to get to know them a little better.”

Colerain’s McClain wants to retire, and be rehired By Jennie Key

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Colerain Township trustees have set a public hearing to consider whether Public Works Director Bruce McClain can be rehired if he retires this year. The process, sometimes called double-dipping, would allow McClain, who has worked for Colerain Township for 30 years, to retire and then come back to his current position after 60 days. The request requires a public hearing and the approval of the board of trustees. Colerain Township Administrator David Foglesong said there

may be some financial arguments to be made for the arrangement but said until the matter is settled, he cannot discuss them in detail. “The final decision, should the board decide to move forward, would lie with the trustees, and they will really determine what the savings might be,” he said. McClain said he started working in the township in 1980 and became the public works director in 2005. His current salary is $84,123.04. The township allowed Colerain Township Fire Chief Bruce Smith to retire and rehired him in September 2002. McClain said he is scheduled to

retire from the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System effective Aug. 1. “This was a difficult decision to make, but with the diminishing retirement benefits that are on the horizon – such as House Bill 69 and Senate Bill 3 that have been introduced in the Ohio General Assembly – this is in the best financial interest of my family,” he said. McClain says that although he has a combined 35 years of service with OPERS (four years with the U.S. Marine Corps and 31 years with the Colerain Township Public Works Department), he is only 53 and wants to continue to

work and serve in the public works industry and in Colerain Township. He said he has asked the board to consider his request with concessions, but did not elaborate on what those might be. The hearing is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in the Trustee Chambers of the Colerain Township Administrative Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Colerain Township meetings are streamed live on Waycross Community Television and are also available for viewing online at the website at www. Click on the Government Programming tab.

Green Township seeking levy renewals in November By Kurt Backscheider

Green Township officials voted to place two renewal levies on the November ballot. The trustees approved resolutions at the board meeting Monday, June 13, to ask voters to renew a 0.5-mill police levy and a 0.5-mill street levy. Green Township Police Chief Bart West said the police levy was first approved by residents in 1986, and the levy has been

renewed every five years since then. “It’s a relatively small levy,” he said. “With the cutbacks in funding from the state and various Upton sources in the future, we obviously need to renew this levy to be able to sustain our police operations in Green Township.” The police levy generates an

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e s t i m a t e d $276,000 for the township each year. It costs the owner of a $100,000 home about $6.50 per year in taxes. West Trustee Tony Upton said the street levy that is up for renewal was originally a 1mill levy, but township officials reduced it to a 0.5-mill levy 10 years ago, when the township



began using tax increment financing dollars to pay for street repairs and capital improvements. “We were doing so well with TIF funds that we decided to reduce the street levy by a half mill,” Upton said. The street levy brings in an estimated $390,000 annually for the township. It costs the owner of a home with a market value of $100,000 about $9 per year in taxes. If renewed, neither levy will raise taxes for township residents.

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Camp is a grand time for family By Jennie Key


The Katenkamps take a bow. From left, Jane, Elle, Olivia, Sarah, Emily, Jolie and Jack hear the applause from residents at Northgate Park following their performance at Northgate Park Retirement Center.


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The Hula Girl Luau is a Hawaiian-themed restaurant that gives new definition to the word exclusive. It’s only open for one night and you have to be or know a Katenkamp to get a reservation. Each year, Green Township grandparents Jane and Jack Katenkamp host Grand Kamp for their five granddaughters: Elle, Olivia, Sarah, Emily and Jolie. And at the end of the week, the girls invite the family to eat at the restaurant they have created with grandma and grandpa. Past restaurants include the Baby Bear Bed and Breakfast and the Butterfly Garden. Throughout the week, Jane and the girls get ready. They decorate, they sew, they cook, they design menus and they have more fun than anyone should think about having doing all that work. On this morning, Elle is running up cell phone cases on the sewing machine; Sarah, Emily and Olivia are giving T-shirts a makeover; and Jolie is learning to make cloth yo-yos, decorative circles to affix to barettes or flipflops. Jane, who majored in home economics at Edgecliff College, never dreamed she would be using her skills like this. She teaches her granddaughters the basics of

sewing, meal planning, interior decorating, cooking, and real old fashioned homemaking “The week is basically spent preparing for the restaurant,” Jane said. “This includes their attire, decorations, menus, preparing foods, entertainment, gifts, and learning how to serve their guests. The schedule also has time for fun. “They also have time to swim, read, play games, pray, journal, do a service project in the community, and goof-off.” She says along with all that fun, they have learned a lot of skills: how to sew, cook, bake, and use their creativity. “My husband Jack and I try to model for them to be kind, cheerful, and patient,” she said. “Yet we run a tight ship because everything is planned in advance and they’re given the schedule each evening for the next day.” “They are good girls,” Jack said. “We have a lot of fun.” The cousins, who range from first to seventh grade, help each other as they learn new skills, were excited about this year’s service project. This year, the Kamp has gone Hawaiian in a big way. The girls planned and performed a Hawaiian number, complete with sign language and hula dancing, at Northgate Park Retirement Center as an opening for “South

Pacific” movie night. Wearing T-shirts they made over, grass skirts and leis, they greeted residents with leis and alohas, then gave a brief history of the Hawaiian Islands before their performance. They made two large palm trees out of umbrellas, large cardboard tubes, table clothes and long green runners used as palm fronds. They were a hit. On Saturday, their restaurant opened. The menu included island beverages containing special fruit and juice ice cubes, salad with the girls’ pineapple pickles, rice with grilled chicken and marinated pork medallions topped with macadamia nuts and a pineapple fan and steamed pea pods. For dessert, guests were treated to mixed Hawaiian fruits served in home made tart shells and topped with a special banana and pineapple cream. Guests enjoyed decorations made by the girls and gifts of cell phone covers made by the crew at Kamp Grand. Grand Kamp is a grand time for the girls and the grandparents. “We have such a good time,” Jane said.” I tell a friend or acquaintance about our camp, they have so many questions about how we do this. They’re fascinated with the idea. Several friends have used some of our ideas, and I feel so good about that.”




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The Northwest Local School District is planning to improve the parking lots at two buildings this summer.

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improvement funds. The contract covers patching and resurfacing the lots at the Houston Early Learning Center and the transportation lot near Taylor Elementary School. Dan Lawler, assistant director of business services for the district, said the contractor hoped to start work during the last week of June. Board member Dan Unger abstained from the vote, saying he has done business with many of the vendors who submitted bids.He said he intended to follow the project closely because he has the experience in the paving industry and wants to be sure the district gets what it is paying for in the contracts.


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Township’s summer vent planning right on target a larger stage, more lights and other costs. Schwartzhoff said Colerain Township’s fireworks show, which lasts about 30 to 40 minutes, is the showpiece of the event. “It’s a $50,000-$60,000 show, with a soundtrack, and we do it in-house for about $15,000,” he said. “Our firefighters handle it and they do a great job.” Schwartzhoff gave trustees at the June 14 board

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Summer events such as the Colerain Fourth of July Spectacular can be expensive but organizers are producing this year’s fireworks show at half the budget of last year’s event. Last year, fans waited for national country act Emerson Drive to take the stage. This year, a local band will entertain. The Fourth of July Spectacular will not feature national entertainment this year, but local favorites Naked Karate Girls will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. Schwartzhoff said the group was popular and drew a large crowd at the Taste of Colerain last year and he expected a good turnout on the Fourth.


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Shred Day is July 9

The Colerain Township Citizens Police Academy is sponsoring a Community Shred Day from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, in the parking lot of the old Western Home Center, 7600 Colerain Ave. The mobile shredding unit will safely and professionally shed paper for disposal No hanging file folders, meral clips or paper clips permitted. There will be volunteers on site to assist with unloading The event is free, and donations to benefit the new Colerain Community Resource Center at 7650 Colerain Ave. will be accepted. Organizers say people stopping to shred may also stop by the new community resource center and see how the rehab is progressing.


It will be Pandamania as three local churches collaborate to present a vacation

Bible School with the theme “Pandamania … Where God is Wild About You.” First United Church of Christ, Northwest Community Church and St. Paul United Church of Christ on Old Blue Rock Road will combine their efforts this summer. The bible school is for 4year-olds through youngsters in the sixth grade will be from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. each night from Sunday, June 26, through Thursday, June 30, at the Northwest Community Church, 8735 Cheviot Road. Call 385-9077.

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Bart’s Bards is presenting “Wizard of Oz” at St. Bartholomew’s Krumpke Center, 9375 Winton Road, Thursday through Sunday, June 23 to 26. Time of performances are: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday. For ticket sales information go to: or call 513-728-3146 ext. 444. Fred Hunt is the director. Starring roles: Teresa Riestenberg as Wicked Witch Natalie Riegert as Dorothy (double cast) Laura Hils as Dorothy (double cast Joy Niehaus as Aunt Em Barry Reynolds as Uncle Henry Tony Bergman as Zeke/Lion Thomas Coop as Hickory/Tin Man Brandon Steele as Hunk/Scarecrow Dave Woellert as Professor Marvel Samantha Stein as Glinda.



“They are a lot of fun with the costumes and everything, and everyone has a good time, so we expect there won’t be much of a drop in the crowd,” he said. “And the real attraction is the fireworks.” National acts are expensive, he said, due to food and lodging expenses, a need for

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$8,000 in in-kind contributions. “We estimate our attendance at between 20,000 to 30,000 people,” he said. “It figures out to about $2 per person, which is pretty good.” Trustee Dennis Deters told Schwartzhoff it seemed the transition from an outside committee overseeing the events to the township taking responsibility was easier than expected.

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The Springfield Township Community Center will have a workshop on Planning Your Unique Wedding at 7 p.m.. Tuesday, June 28, at the center, 9158 Winton Road. It will be presented by Joan Kahn-Schneider, a skilled workshop leader and therapist working with individuals, families and groups as a teacher, speaker and published author. A minimum of six participants are needed for this workshop. The cost is $5, payable at the door. Pre-registration is required by calling 522-1154. You may also register in person or by mail at the Springfield Township Senior Center, 9158 Winton Road. Center operating hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Checks should be made payable to Springfield Township.

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As the township inches closer to the blast off of its first big summer event with the Fourth of July Spectacular, the finances for the two largest events are on target. Colerain Township Director of Parks and Services Kevin Schwartzhoff said the group overseeing the Fourth of July Spectacular and the Taste of Colerain has been committed to reducing costs without affecting the quality of the events. “We have put an emphasis on fundraising, as well,” Schwartzhoff said. “We have about $3,400 in new sponsorships this year.” Last year, summer events ended the season in the red, predominantly because of the use of a national act at the Fourth of July event and the withdrawl of a major sponsor at the last minute. This year, the township is working to avoid similar problems.

meeting a financial update, telling them the budget is on target. He expects to spend about $48,000 on the show. “We have $25,000 from the board, but I expect we’ll only need $8,000 of that for the Fourth,” he said. “I have to estimate income for the day of the event, so it’s not exact, and other factors, such as the weather, can have an impact.” He told the board the event will receive about


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WestFest celebrates 10 years By Kurt Backscheider

Bonnie Perrino has watched with pride as the annual WestFest celebration in Cheviot has grown into one of the biggest summer events on the West Side. Perrino and fellow Cheviot Westwood Community Association member Chris Baker have been there from the very beginning, making sure the two-day showcase of food and music goes off without a hitch. “I never thought it would last 10 years,” Perrino said. “It just keeps getting bigger and better every year.” The 10th annual WestFest runs from 1 p.m. to mid-

night Saturday, June 25, and 1-10 p.m. Sunday, June 26, along Harrison Avenue in the heart of Cheviot. “It’s a party in the streets where we try to get everyone together to have fun and taste all the great food we have on the West Side,” Perrino said. Proceeds from the event help fund the association’s neighborhood service projects and scholarship program. “The idea behind the festival is that it’s a community celebration,” said Ray Kroner, president of the community association. “We take the proceeds and funnel them back into the community in a variety of ways.

“It’s a great event for everyone,” he said. Booths will line both sides of Harrison Avenue, offering guests a variety of food, drinks, games and merchandise from more than 50 vendors. Popular food vendors like Sandy’s Hi-Lo, NYPD Pizza, Louisiana Fish Bar, Maury’s Tiny Cove and Humbert’s Meats will once again set up shop, and some new vendors, including J. Gumbo’s, United Dairy Farmers and Mr. Hanton’s Wickedly Good Hanwiches, will take part this year as well. Perrino said a new feature this year is from Budweiser. The brewer will sell a Stars and Stripes beer with pro-

ceeds from the sale of the patriotic beer going to scholarships for families of fallen soldiers. “I think that is a really great idea,” she said. Twenty bands will entertain crowds from two different stage areas, a beer garden is set up on Glenmore Avenue, the car show is back again for Sunday and the children’s area will once again feature rides from Kissel Brothers. A $10 bracelet special for the rides will be available from 1-5 p.m. both days. A happy hour for adults will also take place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Special beer mugs purchased for $8 can be refilled for $3 dur-


McKenzie Ridgeway of Westwood waves as she rides the merry-go-round during last year’s WestFest event in Cheviot. ing the happy hour. Also returning this year is the craft tent in front of City Hall, and the popular pickleeating contest sponsored by Maury’s Tiny Cove. Contestants will stuff as many pickles in their mouths as possible at 5 p.m. Sunday. Perrino said she enjoys working with the familiar

faces and vendors who return each year, as well as meeting the new people who come aboard. “I love the community this event brings out,” she said. For more information about the 2011 WestFest, visit or call 389-9378.

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$25,000 donation at the regular meeting June 14, from Colerain Businesses Against Crime to continue work on the rehabbed Groesbeck Tavern. The former bar is being rehabbed for use as a township police department satellite office. The Colerain Police Department Community Resource Center is in the process of being prepared for the department’s use, thanks to donations of money, materials and work. The property was purchased for $40,000 and the police department initially budgeted $45,000 for the rehabbing of the building, but cut that budget because of reduced revenue from the

state. Colerain Businesses Against Crime has raised more than $50,000 in cash and secured more than $39,000 in in-kind contributions, including concrete, roofing materials, and other materials and services. Chief Dan Meloy said one nearby business has initiated improvements by painting and plans to repave the parking lot when the remodel is complete. Meloy said the new resource center, as he is calling the satellite office, has a number of benefits to the township, including improving the perception of the portion of the township where it is located, lowering concerns and fear of

crime for residents and businesses. He said that, in time, through proactive involvement and community participation, he expects to see a reduced crime rate. “The station itself will not cure the problem, but it demonstrates that the township wants to be part of the solution,” he said. John Torbeck, assistant vice president for Business Development at LCNB National Bank, told trustees the group has been happy to support the project. Paul Janszen, Premier Fitness, said Meloy inspires the group because he has vision and then makes it happen. “He has my respect,”

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Members of Colerain Businesses Against Crime includes:

• LCNB National Bank • Schwierling Insurance • Nolte Precision Manufacturing • Wunderland • Clippard Industries • McCrossen Chiropractic • Abercrombie and Associates • Knab Auto Body • Premier Fitness • Cincinnati Minie Machinery Janszen said. Meloy said the township appreciates the donations. “You can only say thank you so many times,” he said. “We could not have done this without our businesses.


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Steve Schad has been named the new principal at Roger Bacon High School. Schad, 54, will begin his new duties in July, replacing interim principal Rick Sollman. A 1975 St. Xavier High School graduate, Schad said he’s looking forward to his new job. He’s been principal at North Adams High School in Adams County the past four years and was a teacher and administrator with the Batavia district prior to that. “My father, James, is a 1945 graduate of Roger Bacon and is thrilled that I have the job,” Schad said. “He’s almost as excited as I am.” Another member of the family is pleased as well, despite the obvious school rivalry. Tony Schad, Steve’s younger brother, is the development services director for St. X and a 1981 graduate. “It will be fun when we play one another in sports,” the younger Schad said. “I’m pleased and I know he is, too, to be part of the GCL. “Education and Roger Bacon serve him well.” Schad didn’t launch his career in education until after a 20-year stint with the Marines. He retired in 1999.


Our Lady of Grace eighth-grade students Sarah Dressman, Kourtney Duggins and Kevin Berling took turns asking Bishop-elect Joseph Binzer questions about his life and growing up in Groesbeck.

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Steve Schad will assume his new duties as Roger Bacon High School principal in July. “I love teaching and as an administrator, I think I can teach as well,” he said. “This isn’t a school that needs

fixed in any fashion. “Once I start in July, I will be learning the traditions that make this such a great place to be.”

Our Lady of Grace Catholic School had a special visitor May 13. Bishop-elect Joseph Binzer, who considers himself “just a kid from Groesbeck” visited the school he had attended. Our Lady of Grace is the threeyear-old regional school that was formed from the parishes of Assumption, St. Ann, St. Margaret

Mary, and Little Flower. The OLG campus rests on the property of St. Ann in Colerain Township. Binzer spoke to the entire student body about himself, a normal kid who walked the same halls a few years ago, and now is becoming a bishop. He answered questions from the students.

Augenstein, Alicia Auhagen, Bishnu Bajgain, Alysia Bauer, Brandi Berkemeier, Joseph Bolden, Andrew Borgman, Michael Brock, Leslie Brown, Samantha Burger, Ian Campbell, Elizabeth Campbell, Devynn Carter, Dylan Coombs, Austin Cox, Jessica Culbertson, Brenna Davidson, Justin Dicks, Zoe Dietsch, Kyle Dorrmann, Aaron Duncan, Austin Elbe, Corey Even, Anna Fago, Nicholas Farmer, Samuel Feldman, Raymond Frank, Jerome Geiger, Alexander Greve, Darryl Griffin, Caitlin Hail, Erin Heeney, Brittany Herzog, Donald Hester, Ross Hubbuch, Kyle Hudson, Paige Illing, Evan Inman, Marrieta John, Sheaira Jones, Raymond Kelhoffer, Reid Kline, Josey Lambert, Alexandra Lawson, Brandon Lefker, Alana Meyer, Brandi Miller, Savannah Moorman, Sara Murphy, Emmanuel Mutui, Brittany Nguyen, Michael O’Toole, Maria Pierce, Chante Randolph, Parris Rhodes, Charles Robinson Jr., Madija Sandy, Hannah Schwaeble, Sarah Lena Schwambach, Emily Sebree, James Sheline, Avery Shockley, Vanessa Short, Lindsey Sipes, Thomas Smith, Benjamin Stehura, Jessica Stewart, Christopher Streicher, Robert Thomas, Kristen Thompson, Alexander Tietsort, Lydia Tobler, Erik Tomczewski, Emily Wander, Sarah Weitzel, Jordon White, Racheal Wilkinson, Abigail Wortman, Philip Wuerdeman, Courtney Wurzelbacher and Stephanie Zimmerman.

Brendan McDonough, Sarah Mikkelson, John Neumeier, Macora Ohmer, Courtney Poettker, Edwin Rice, Kathryn Scala, Stacey Sebald, Allison Steinbeck, Jennifer Stockelman, Bridget Thiemann, JaVonna Tyus, Kathryn Wagner, Alysha Walker, Christopher Wilson, Benjamin Wissel, Alexis Wolf, Alexandria Work, Pasha Wright and Victor Zeinner. Second honors: Allison Berg, Kayla Bertram, Lauren Blake, Michael Bromwell, Jena Bushelman, Alexandria Capano, Christina Carter, Gerrod Chess, Danielle Childers, Lauren Coby, Ryan Coulton, Ryan Craven, Justin Cummings-Morrow, Hannah Curtis, Kara Davis, James Dempsey, Jade Dennis, Trayion Durham, Alexander Ehrenschwender, Thomas Ehrman, Jr., Nicolas Ellis, Kyle Essell, Katy Feldman, Samantha Fields, Angelique Fitzpatrick, Erin Foersterling, Melissa Garrison, Robert Gierach, Amanda Goedde, Abigail Gohs, Jamal Gordon, Samantha Gregory, Andrea Grimm, Megan Grubbs, Joel Hafer, Brandon Hambrick, Jacob Hammer, Tara Harrell, Shawntee Harris, Sara Hayes, Sara Hieber, Geoffrey Hill, Hayley Hodge, Alison Hoelmer, Ashley Hughett, Ariana Kenzer, Devin Kidd, Alicia King, Victoria Kinne, Jennarae Lilly, Jacob Lindsey, David Maier, Joseph Martini, Ashley Maus, Erica McCurdy, Andrew McMahon, Aaron McPheters, Melanie Meadows, Amber Minges, Sydney Morris, Ameerah Muhammad, Jeffrey Myers, Cory Newman, Tyler Nimeskern, Shannon Oder, Rebecca Owens, Cody Pfeffer, Shawn Richards, Gregory Richardson, Kyethea Robinson, Kristin Sacha, Taylor Sharpshair, Jordan Sherrer, Shane Sipes, Matthew Slattery, Nicholette Stewart, Damani Storms, Corina Tate, Tiffany Teuschler, Ronnie Thoroughman, Nathan Timmreck, Katelyn Tolley, Katelyn Turner, Amanda Walters, Mikyle Washington, Julia Weiss, Frank West Jr., Katie Westerbeck, Craig White, Cheneice Williams, Chere Williams, Tyler Williams, Cecelia Williamson, Ryan Wong, Samantha Work and Andrew Wullenweber.

HONOR ROLLS Colerain High School

The following students earned honors for the fourth quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.


First honors: Asmeret Abraha, Julie Anderson, Tyler Bay, Kairee Bedinghaus, Tyler Bellman, Rachel Borchers, Anthony Colina, Ross Demmel, Sophia Dewald, Saha Dhaurali, Steven Feldman, Rebecca Greive, Christina Haffey, Alisa Haynes, Delany Horton, Timothy Jones, Timothy Kelley, Ryan Koenig, David Lance , Andrew Liegibel, Alexis Lipps, Derek Lonaker, Karly Lord, Brandon Minner, Aubrey Rentschler, Michelle Roemer, Samantha Ruwe, Cory Schneider, Joseph Seiler, Aliyah Shoulders, Nathan Sizemore, Vivian Sprague, Kayley Tepe, Brandi Thomas, Tarak Underiner, James Vinson, Michael Wells, Rhianna Wessels, Kelly White, Alechia Williams, Catherine Williams, Zachary Woellert and Autumn Zillig. Second honors: Brady Akins, Domenico Aracri, Samuel Bakes, Elliott Baum, Jessica Brockman, Kathleen Buschle, Nina Capetillo, Jenna Coldiron, Jeffrey Collins, Brianna Colon, Janelle Cooper, Kara Copenhaver, Rachel Crosby, Jaylene Cross, Katherine Cunningham, Nathan Davidson, Joshua Denny, Zachary DeSalvo, Autumn Eastin, Kyle Ervin, Ashley Even, Sarah Feuchter, Emily Fox, Jayme Frederick, Michael Froehle, Alexis Funk, Tuesday Garcia, Zachary Gehner, Taylor Gierach, Molly Hart, Cassidy Hendricks, Stephanie Henn, Brodie Hensler, Bryan Hochstrasser, Rachel Holiday, Mary Hollingsworth, Ryan Hood, Ayanna Huff, Michele Kartye, Joshua Kelley, Jordan King, Megan Kissel, Donald Lakes, Jalan Latimer, Jesica Ledbetter, Jacob Lindner, Mackenzie Mattia, Kevin McCarthy, Hannah McCarthy, Shelby Mitchell, Mick Morris, Shannon Perry, Mariah Ponchot, Vaysha Ramsey-Anderson, Bryan Ran-

dolph, Dean Richards, Benjamin Riddle, Daphne Rupp, Adijana Sandy, Hannah Saylor, Savannah Scalia, Elizabeth Schneider, Samantha Smith, Eric Starks, Rachel Stenger, John Ray Stewart, Kelsey Tegenkamp, Marissa Thamann, Kara Toerner, Cameron Turpin, William Vogt, Kurt Wagner, Autumn Walker, Brianna Washington, Briana Weiler, Rachel Wells, Zimaya West, Heather Weyda, Julianne Whitis, Sydney Williams, Rachel Williams, Lonnasia Williams, Troy Williams Jr., Tiara Winfield, Karley Wright and Tasneem Zeidan.


First honors: Amanda Archer, Laura Bennett, Gabriela Bishop, Lydia Bishop, Jade Colwell, Kimberly Conner, Johnathan Cullum, Tony Dickman, Elizabeth Dinevski, Haylee Dobkins, Alexis Dziech, Jamie Fehring, Robert Frasure, Lorine Fries, Bradley Gilpin, Ayrien Grissom, Nicole Heffron, Cole Hester, Calvin Hester, Morgan Hoehn, Kelly Janakiefski, Rachel Keller, Christine Laake, Dakota Lipps, Casey Lozier, Nichole Martini, Samantha McCollum, James McDonough, Joel McGrinder, Colin Moormann, Alexandria Morton, Tia Parks, William Placke, Jessica Powell, Ashley Saylor, Lindsey Snider, Emily Socol, Caitlin Staubach, Abigail Taphorn, Sara Wagner, Bonnie Walter, Rachel Wheeler, Hannah Wissel and Kayla Work. Second honors: Sohaib Alvi, Anthony Armbruster, Jesus Avila, Samantha Barnes, Derik Barth, Amanda Beck, Amanuel Betewelign, Kevin Bockenstette, Adam Boiman, Jennifer Bolen, Timmy Bradford Jr., Paul Brunkel III, Kayla Burton, Jacob Bushelman, Kara Byrd, Chasity Byrd, Zachary Cochran, Austin Cox, Christina Denny, Rupa Dhaurali, Khemaran Dinh, Nicholas Douglas, Mitchell Duell, Megan Ehrman, Alyssa Elbe, Dylan Epperson, Jessica Fehring, Matthew Fields, John Finley Jr., Samantha Floyd, Jill Geiser, Saman-

tha Glasgow, Olivia Gohs, Kristin Graff, Danielle Greiwe, Austin Hacker, Summer Hamilton, Trevor Harris, Trenton Hartmann, Craig Helton, Kaitlyn Hoelmer, Kayce Hoerth, Jesse Holloway, Christine Holt, Joshua Jones, Brian Klosterman, Monique Lamb, Ethan Lape, Benjamin Linnabary, Benjamin Lockwood, Mariah Louderback, Michaela Lowery, Corey Lozier, Megan Magly, Bradley Maxie, Ariel McCoy, Leah McMillan, Kevin McMillan, Emily McMillan, Kyle Menkhaus, Sabrina Mills, Kristy Moore, Lakisha Myrick, Jerod Nagel, Leah Neuhaus, David Niehaus, Joel Nieman, JaShay Nix, Aaron Ooi, Morgan Pleasant, Shannon Reid, Kyle Rentschler, Kevin Richards, Ashley Robinson, Julia Romero, Andrea Roth, De Mia Ruff, Dalia Salazar Solis, Sydney Sanders, Katlyn Schultz, Maria Schumacher, Jessica Schummer, Kristen Seiler, Maria Semrad, Mackenzie Shaw, Lorenzo Signey, Alexander Snider, Ernie Spikes Jr., Jeavonte Staley, Timothy Strong, Cory Tabar, Joseph Taphorn, Nickolas Tegenkamp, Anthony Thinnes, Ebony Tye, Alexis Weldon, Joshua Westendorf, Dylan Wiesman, Alexander Wronski, Evan Wuestefeld and Isiah Young.


First honors: Rachel Alvis, Cassie Bodenstein, Taylor Boland, Mia Book, Benjamin Braude, Rebecca Bryan, Robert Busch, Jordan Dicello, Jessica Feldman, Ashley Fisher, Mary Flischel, Jacob Fox, Clifford Geers, Branden Goodin, Ricco Hansen, Jasmine Horn, Jordan Hubrich, Hannah Kobman, Jazmin Lane, Victoria Lekson, Christian Marchan, James Mascari, Shannon Meyer, Shannon Murphy, Lauren Oxendine, Jazzmin Parker, Ryan Schwemberger, Dustin Smith, Tina Spratt, Carlie Tomes, Reena Underiner, James Vogel, Kathleen Wells, Milissa Werdman, Austin Wessels, Gavin Whitehead and Melissa Zbacnik. Second honors: Giuseppe Aracri, Breana


First honors: Victoria Adeniran, Amanda Bauer, Michael Boiman, Erica Brady, Tori Bullock, Haley Copes, Paul Cordray, Hannah Crosby, Andrew Depoe, Zachary Drinkuth, Samantha Edlin, Michael Farmer, David Friedhoff, Justin Gebing, Andrew Goodall, Jarrett Grace, Reajean Hastings, Chelsea Heffron, Amanda Herring, Travis Hoehn, Samantha Humbert, Martin Justice, Nicole Koenig, Mangaya Kposowa, Rachel Laughlin, Sarah Law, Rebecca Law, Alexandra Lekson, Ashley Martin,


Katie Lanphier, a nursing major at Cedarville University, recently received the Morin Nursing Award during the University’s Honors Day event. The award is given to an exceptional nursing student who maintains a minimum gradepoint average of 3.5. Lanphier is the daughter of Bill and Christy Lanphier of Colerain Township.

Dean’s list

The following students were named to the spring semester academic merit list at Wilmington College. Megan Burneka, Amanda Campbell, Kimberly Duskin, Carl Horsley, Julie Jared, Michelle Martin, Diane Mattson and Kathy Roche. The following students were named to the spring semester academic merit list through the collaboration between Wilmington College and Cincinnati State Technical & Community College :

David Elliott, Mary Hils, Valerie Neumann, Anita Person and Kerri Smith. The academic merit list recognizes those students, enrolled six to 11 hours, who earn at least a 3.6 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. • Michael Knueven was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Ashland University. • Elizabeth Buller and Devon Widmer were named to the spring semester dean’s list

at Denison University.

• Steven Bays, Bradley Schneider and Peter Wietmarschen were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Morehead State University.


Christopher Gajus and Jason Neyer have earned bachelor of fine arts degrees from The Art Academy of Cincinnati. • Kristin Baker Spitznagel has earned a

master of physician assistant studies degree from Kettering College. • Andrew Cole has earned a bachelor of arts from Hanover College. Cole majored in political science and minored in geology with a specialization in The Center for Business Preparation. He is now employed as a leadership consultant for Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He is the son of Allen and Anne Cole of Mount Healthy.



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La Salle’s Casey has team-first philosophy By Tony Meale

At a recent summer camp session, La Salle High School basketball coach Dan Fleming invoked the name of Trey Casey. Fleming has known Casey for as long as he can remember – Casey and Fleming’s son, Ryan, have gone to school together since first grade at St. Ignatius – so if anyone can attest to Casey’s development as a basketball player, it’s the Lancers’ head coach. “As a freshman and sophomore, Trey was a good player,” Fleming said. “But as a junior and senior, he was a real key component of our team. It just shows you what a little time and effort can do – and that’s what Trey did.” It might have been easy to overlook Casey. After all, teammates Brandon Neel, Matt Woeste and Ryan Fleming started as sophomores, while senior-to-be Josh Lemons was GCLSouth Player of the Year as a junior. Casey, however, didn’t mind if his fellow starters got more attention. “Trey truly believes this is a team sport,” said his mother, Julie. “You buy into Dan Fleming’s program, and you succeed as a team.” Casey certainly did that. He was a two-year starter on a La Salle squad that won the second state basketball title in program history and the first since 1996. As a senior, he displayed a potent all-around

Trey Casey’s Favorites

Sport to play: Basketball Sport to watch: College basketball Sports team: Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals. Athlete: Stephen Curry Food: Pizza Movie: The Sixth Man Singer: Usher Biggest inspiration in life: My parents Motto: Live every day like it’s your last game, averaging 9.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 1.7 assists. “He just kept blossoming,” Fleming said. “He’s always been a quiet, humble kid who cares about the people around him.” Casey’s dedication and caring nature are likely two reasons why he was named Northwest Press Sportsman of the Year, as voted by fans; 265,320 votes were cast for all the paper’s ballots. As a reward, Casey will receive a pair of field box seats thanks to the Cincinnati Reds later this season. “I am very proud of this award,” Casey said. “I’m proud to represent my school and family.”



La Salle High School 2011 graduate Trey Casey was a two-year starter and helped the Lancers’ basketball team to a state title as a senior.

Scouting Report

• Team captain on La Salle’s basketball team, which finished 262 and won the second state title in program history • Second-team all-league as a senior • Winner of the Bob Krueger Sportsmanship Award • Awarded a full scholarship to Christian Brothers University in Memphis • Averaged 9.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.7 assists per game • Made the honor roll all 16 quarters • La Salle Academic All-Star • Member of the National Honor Society • Ohio State Board of Education Award of Merit • OHSAA Courageous Student Award Casey, of course, has many fond memories from this past year. There was Woeste’s buzzer-beating tipin in the state semifinals. There was the joy of hugging his teammates in jubilation after the state final. But one of his fondest

memories is from Senior Night – having his name announced, walking up to greet his parents and seeing how proud they were of him. “It has been a thrill to see my son have dreams come true,” Julie said. “Every time

The Casey family includes, from left: Back row, Kevin Jr., Julie, Trey and Kevin Sr.; front row, Seth, Brigid and Kieran. he was announced as a starter, it was a source of pride.” Casey had a memorable senior year despite being diagnosed with mono. His energy level wasn’t always at full strength, and his midseason minutes waned. Yet, his resolve remained; he played 29 minutes or more in four of the Lancers’ final five tournament games. “It was very satisfying to see these kids get to where they deserved,” Julie said. “We are still riding high on the state championship win.” Casey also excelled off the court. A member of the National Honor Society, he earned honor-roll status all 16 quarters at La Salle. It was by no means easy, but Casey balanced his busy schedule.

“You kind of get into a routine every day,” he said. “It makes everything easier.” Said Julie, “School has always been his No. 1 priority. He knew that was his job. It wasn’t the fun part, but it was the most important of his high school career. I’m grateful that people appreciate him for everything he has to offer.” Casey as accepted a full scholarship to Christian Brothers University in Memphis. He remains undecided on a major but is considering a future in finance. As far as his on-court goals are concerned, Casey said he just wants to be an asset to the team and help it be successful. “He’s a quality young man,” Fleming said. “We’re really going to miss him next year.”

Colerain’s Steinbeck the complete package By Tony Meale

Allison Steinbeck’s Favorites

Allison Steinbeck wanted to make a difference. And she did. When 2001 Colerain High School graduate and standout runner Alison Delgado suffered a life-threatening bike accident last October, Steinbeck sprung into action. In an effort to help offset Delgado’s medical bills, Steinbeck, who also ran cross country and track for the Cardinals, collected donations and sold T-shirts during school lunches and at the Colerain Track Invitational. “I feel it’s our job to carry


Colerain High School 2011 graduate Allison Steinbeck was a four-year cross country and track runner and earned nine varsity letters for the Cardinals. Academically, she ranked No. 1 in her class.

on the great tradition of running at Colerain,” Steinbeck said. “The fact that she’s a big part of that tradition and all that I love about it, I thought we should do something to support her in her time of need.” Steinbeck certainly did that. In April, she and her fellow volunteers presented Delgado with a check for $1,595.10. “Allison wanted to pass down that legacy,” said her mother, Michelle. Steinbeck’s selflessness is one reason why she has been named Northwest Press co-Sportswoman of the Year, as voted by fans; 265,320 votes were cast in all 26 papers. As a reward, Steinbeck will receive a pair of field box seats thanks to the Cincinnati Reds later this season. “I am very honored by this great recognition,” Steinbeck said. “I have a great support system between my coaches, teammates, friends and my family. They’ve really shown how much they care about me.” Steinbeck’s track coach, Jeff Woltz said there isn’t a more deserving candidate. “It is good to see a deserving kid win an award like this,” he said. “So often

The Steinbeck family (from left): Jim, Abigail, Allison, Amanda and Michelle. we focus solely on athletic ability, and she’s the complete package.” In addition to Steinbeck’s willingness to give back, Steinbeck earned nine varsity letters at Colerain – four in cross country, four in track and one in swimming. She also played freshman and junior varsity basketball. Running, however, is where she made her mark. She was an all-state runner in cross country and graduates eighth in school history in the 5K (18:35). “Being on the Record Board at Colerain was a very big achievement for me,” Steinbeck said. “I decided I didn’t want to be an average runner anymore. I wanted to break through.” Steinbeck credited her coaches for her development as a runner, including Colerain cross country

Scouting report • Four-year varsity cross country and track runner • All-state in cross country • Played freshman and junior varsity basketball; swam varsity as a junior • Ranked No. 1 in Colerain’s class of 2011 • GMC All-Academic team in cross country and track all four years • Will run track and cross country at Taylor University coach Mark Bierkan. “He really made it a priority to put all of us first and make all of our training plans individualized,” Steinbeck said. “He’s become a good friend to me.” Said Bierkan, “She is the perfect example of every coach’s dream. She does well at every sport she participates in, and she also brings leadership to the table. It makes everyone


step up not only on the course, but also in the classroom.” Woltz, for his part, said it’ll be quite hard to replace his senior captain. “There are so many things about her that we’re going to miss,” he said. “If you ask me to tell you what we’re going to miss most about her, I couldn’t even do it. She was a constant.” Steinbeck was also a constant in the classroom; she graduated No. 1 in her class. “She works really hard at everything she does in life,” Michelle said. “When a lot of kids were staying up late, she was trying to stay balanced and get a good night’s sleep and get up for those Saturday-morning runs. Sometimes she’d miss out on Friday-night football games, even though she loved them, because she had a meet the next day. So

Sport to play: Cross country Sport to watch: Football Sports team: I really like the (New England) Patriots Food: Eggs Movie: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Musical group: Lady Antebellum Biggest inspiration in life: One of my assistant coaches Bryn Winters, who was a previous runner. She’s just a lot like me in all areas of life, so I’ve really looked up to her. Motto: I really live my life verse, which is Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.” it’s all come at a cost of hard work and sacrifice. It’s fun to see her reap that reward of that dedication.” Steinbeck has elected to run cross country and track at her mother’s alma mater, Taylor University, where her sister, Amanda, will be a senior next year. Steinbeck plans to major in exercise science and psychology and hopes to pursue a career in sports medicine. “Allison has everything,” Colerain athletic director Dan Bolden said. “She is smart, athletic, charming, hardworking and caring. She is a good role model for our students. I have no doubt that whatever she does or whomever she comes into contact with will be enriched after spending time with her.”

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Northwest Press

June 22, 2011

McAuley’s Pfeifer a generous talent

It’s the state meet, the last leg of the 4x800 relay, and Danielle Pfeifer takes the baton in sixth place. Now, for the average state runner – heck, for even a great state runner – the idea of contending for a title is out of the question. Wishful thinking at best, crazy at worst. But for Pfeifer, a McAuley High School senior-to-be, the rules of crazy don’t apply. “I know Danielle’s heart, and I know her competitive spirit,” said her father, Tim. “When she took that baton, I knew she had a shot.” Pfeifer was focused. Keep moving up, she thought. Just get past the next girl. And that’s what she did – four times, in fact, until it was her and Mason’s Monica Lakes, going stride for stride for the state title. “When I got to that last 110, I don’t think I even thought of anything,” Pfeifer said. “I was just running.” Pfeifer’s teammates – Jordyn Thiery, Kate Olding and Emily York – implored her all the way through the finish line. The times flashed; McAuley 9:13.12, Mason 9:13.09. The Mohawks were state runners-up – by three-hundredths of a second. Pfeifer was heartbroken. “She felt in some way she had let everyone down when in fact she was one who brought us from sixth to contending to win,” McAuley head coach Ron Russo said. “That really encapsulates what kind of person she is.” Later at state, when Pfeifer finished runner-up in the 800, she was a bit disappointed, sure. But heartbroken? Hardly. “Team is very, very important to me,” Pfeifer said. “(The 4x8) was something special. I felt responsible for the other three girls. It was more difficult for me to handle.”

Pfeifer’s favorites

She’s out there calculating what she needs to do to win. She’s very cerebral.” Pfeifer, explaining her desire for running, said, “There’s just something about it – the atmosphere, the fans, the whole thing. When I step on the track, I’m in a whole different world.”

By Tony Meale

Sport to play: Besides running, I’d probably say swimming. Sport to watch: Football Sports team: I don’t really have one favorite team. I just like to watch all of them. Food: I like chicken. Movie: The Notebook Biggest inspiration in life: My family. Motto: A lot of times, “Go hard or go home” goes through my head. I live by a lot of quotes and mottos, but for running, that’s what I always think to myself.

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McAuley High School’s Danielle Pfeifer pulls away from Glen Este High School Michelle Thomas to win the girls 1,600 meter run during track meet at La Salle High School April 20. Said Russo, “Danielle is one of those very rare people who brings the team aspect to track and field.” For that reason – and a host of others – Pfeifer has been named Northwest Press co-Sportswoman of the Year, as voted by fans; 265,320 votes were cast for all 26 papers. As a reward, Pfeifer will receive a pair of field box seats thanks to the Cincinnati Reds later this season. “She’s a super kid,” Tim said. “To see her succeed – and not just succeed, but work hard at it – is outstanding.” There’s no disputing the work Pfeifer has put in. If you do wish to dispute it, Pfeifer’s performance at the league meet this spring nullifies any argument you have. “In the 35 or 36 years I’ve been involved in track and field,” Russo said, “I’ve never seen a person who was willing to step up and run the mile, the 400 and the 800.” Why is this rare, you ask? “The 400/800 is the

The Pfeifer family are, from left: Front row, Kylie and Nicholas; back row, Danielle, Julie, Tim and McKenzie.

Scouting Report

• GGCL-Scarlet Runner of the Year as a sophomore and junior • Fastest 800 runner in Cincinnati history • Finished state runner-up in the 800 (2:10.15) and 4x800 (9:13.12) as a junior • Finished third at state in the 800 (2:11.07) as a sophomore and ninth as a freshman (2:15.27) • Set an indoor track state record in the 800 as a junior; her time of 2:08.84 was second in the nation • Has a 4.0 GPA • Northwest Exchange Club Student of the Month and finalist for Student of the Year • Member of National Honor Society • Serves in Student Senate and is a McAuley Ambassador • Volunteers at Mt. Airy Hospital as part of the McAuley Women in Medicine program • Receiving collegiate interest from Notre Dame, Michigan, Kentucky and Miami (Fl.) – among others toughest double in track and field,” Russo explained. “Only one event separates the two – the 300 hurdles. There’s no recovery time. And I was asking her to run the mile in front of all that, with only the 4x100 relay in between the mile and the 400.”

Not only did Pfeifer accept the challenge, but she also made good on it, winning league titles in all three events and leading the Mohawks to a first-place finish in the GGCL-Scarlet. “I knew it would benefit the team if it turned out the way everybody wanted,” Pfeifer said. “It was tough, but I just thought I would try it. I had nothing to lose.” Pfeifer’s list of athletic accomplishments and scholastic activities are vast (see sidebar), and she’s done it all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA – even with a class schedule replete with advanced placement courses. “She wants to succeed,” Tim said. “She’s a very focused, very driven young lady.” Pfeifer, who aspires to be a neonatal nurse, attributed her development to Russo, who believes Pfeifer has a legitimate chance of becoming an Olympian. “Danielle thrives on winning and being the very best she can be,” Russo said. “She’s an extremely coachable kid. When I first got her, from the start of the gun, she used to run as hard as she could for as long as she could. Now, she races.

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BRIEFLY Summe lauded

Mercy High School graduate Lauren Summe, a junior on the Bellarmine University softball team, was recently named to the first team NFCA AllRegion and the Daktronics second team All Midwest Region. Also a first-team All-GLVC selection, Summe was first on the team in runs scored, second in batting average and homers, and third in runs batted in. She had five RBI's in an 110 thumping of Lake Erie College and also a three run, walkoff home run to defeat Northern Kentucky. Summe also tied for the team lead with 14 multi-hit games.

Best in history

The Cincinnati State golf team recorded its best finish in the program’s history today, placing third out of 13 teams in the National Junior College Athletic Association D-III National Tournament at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, N.Y. Cincinnati State had entered the final day June 10 with a three-stroke lead over Monroe Community College, N.Y. But the two-time defending champions from Monroe shot a tournament team score low of


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Sports & recreation

June 22, 2011

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McAuley High School had four spring signings May 19. Left to right are: Sarah Zech (Otterbein University, softball), Melissa Kolb, (Mount Saint Joseph softball), Sarah Maraan (Wilmington College, softball) and Jenny Burgoyne (Thomas More basketball).





La Salle High School seniors sign letters of intent to play collegiate sports, recently. From left are Michael Schmidt, who will play golf for Northern Kentucky University; Trey Casey, who will play basketball for Christian Brothers; Ben Schneider, who will swim for University of Cincinnati; Andrew Silber, who will run track for University of Cincinnati; and Alex Thiery, who will run track for Miami University.

The seventh/eighth-grade St. Ignatius Lady Wildcats celebrate going 31-0 this season, winning all of their regular season games as well as all of the games they played in seven different tournaments. Those tournaments were: St. Ignatius, St. Dominic, St. Teresa, St. Lawrence, Our Lady of Visitation, Seton HS Invitational and Mercy HS Invitational. Coached by Mike Swift, Bob Carter and Alex Huesmann, there were five seventhgraders and six eighth-graders. In front are Brigid Casey, Martha Bates, Sophia Geiler, Meredith Weidner and Meggie Hartmann. In back are Mike Swift, Emily Vogelpohl, Hope Smith, Lyndsey Schmucker, Bob Carter, Ashley Roether, Lauren Tebbe and Lauren Huber.

Colerain lax hopes to revive youth programs By Adam Turer

The Colerain Lacrosse Club wrapped up its seventh

season of varsity play this year. The program enters the offseason hoping to build interest in lacrosse in Colerain Township and the

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surrounding areas. Most importantly, the program hopes to revitalize its youth programs.The Colerain Lacrosse Club is not affiliated with Colerain High School, but both the boys and girls teams play their home games at the high school. The Club is run through the Clippard YMCA and is run almost entirely by parents of Colerain lacrosse players. The teams are open to high school students from the Clippard YMCA area, and the roster features players from Colerain, Northwest, La Salle, and Walnut Hills high schools. “Our biggest challenge has been getting folks to know that we’re here, and getting people to understand the sport,” club president Debbie Smith said. The club is hosting two instructional camps this summer to boost awareness of the club in the communi-


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ty and to raise some funds for the program. The camps run from June 20-23 and July 25-28, and take place at Clippard YMCA from 6-8 p.m., Monday through Thursday. When the Club started in 2005, it offered youth, middle school, and high school teams. Since then, the club has added a girls program, but now offers just boys and girls high school teams. Colerain plays in the club division of the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association. “We hope to get back to having lower-level teams to feed the upper level teams,” club vice president Jon Braude said. “We would really like to be able to return to that feeder system.” Braude’s son, Benjy, started playing for Colerain when he was in elementary school. He will be a senior at Colerain High School in the fall. Smith’s son,

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Zachary, will be a junior at Colerain in the fall and has played for the Club since its inaugural season in 2005. The Smiths had recently moved to the area when Zachary was in fourth grade. He received a flyer at school about the new lacrosse club and decided to try a new sport. He has been hooked ever since. “Most every kid, once they try it, they just fall in love with the game,” said Debbie Smith, who has served as the club’s president for the past five years. “The sport just has so much to offer.” Jon Braude attended Syracuse University, one of the premier lacrosse programs in the country. He was familiar with the sport, but did not get fully immersed until his son started playing for Colerain. Each year, Jon said, Benjy gets more of his friends involved in the program. “Once my son started playing, I threw myself in full speed ahead,” Braude said. “I think a lot of kids and parents, once they get exposed to lacrosse, feel the same way.” Brandon Sipes has been an integral part of the program’s growth. As a sophomore at Colerain in 2005, Sipes watched a few of the club’s first games. He decided then that he would play lacrosse his junior and senior years. After graduating, Sipes attended the University of Cincinnati. His first two years at UC, he served as an assistant coach for Colerain lacrosse. He has spent the past two years as the head coach of the boys varsity team. “I love the sport, and it’s a fun sport to coach,” said Sipes, who will graduate from UC in the winter with a degree in athletic training and sports medicine. As a former player, Sipes is familiar with the obstacles he now faces as a coach. “Trying to get new kids to come out and try a new sport is the hardest thing,” he said. “The biggest thing with lacrosse is that people don’t really understand the sport. It combines the agility of soccer with the physicality of football and the hand-eye coordination of hockey.”

Sipes tells his players to recruit their friends and younger siblings to give lacrosse a try. Many student-athletes in the community have grown up committed to other sports. The lacrosse club knows it will never catch Colerain football in popularity, but hopes to build itself up to be more than a niche sport. “Lacrosse is a wonderful complement to football,” Smith said. “It keeps the kids in shape in the spring.” While Colerain High School is not affiliated with the program, the agreement between the YMCA, Colerain Lacrosse Club and the high school that allows the lacrosse teams to play home games at the high school has been important to the club. “It is so great to be able to play our home games at the high school,” Braude said. “We are very appreciative of the opportunity to play our games on FieldTurf. It makes such a difference knowing that you’ll be able to play even when it rains.” The club is a parent-run organization. Braude does the scheduling and looks for competitive games, which can be a challenge. Colerain plays against other area club teams as well as some high school teams. This season, Colerain’s boys team defeated St. Xavier High School’s varsity reserve team twice. “That was a huge accomplishment for us,” Sipes said. “We always love going up against school teams.” The club is looking forward to hosting the two camps at the YMCA this summer. It also hopes to find coaches who can regenerate the youth and middle school programs. “To be a coach at the youth levels, you don’t even need to know much about lacrosse, you just have to know how to work with kids,” said Smith. “For us, it’s about the development of the sport.” Campers will receive a Colerain Lacrosse Club shirt and a 10-percent off coupon to purchase equipment at Celtic Lacrosse. For more information, call the Clippard YMCA or email Debbie Smith at

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I think Green and Colerain townships should fight the HUD and CMHA Section 8 housing units. Agreed the majority of the entrants definitely need to have a better life. However, along with the good we always seem to get the bad, no matter of race, ethnic background, etc. I grew up in Riverside and lived near West Price Hill during adolescens and teens. Moved to Col-

erain Township in 1973 to be close to schools, shopping, and relatives. But never in my past have there been as much violence in these communitites as now. Colerain and Price Hill are constantly in the news for shootings, and robberies. Why hasn't the government, (HUD, CMHA) pushed to put any of the housing in Clermont county, ex: Anderson township. Anna Black Groesbeck

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Should teachers be allowed to defend themselves against aggressive students? Why or why not? “Of course, teachers should be able to defend themselves against aggressive students. If that teacher were a pedestrian on the sidewalk and was being threatened by an aggressive person, he/she would certainly be able to defend him/herself – even if that aggressive person was of student age. Why take that ability away from a person just because he/she happens to be a teacher and the situation happens to occur within the four walls of an educational facility? Schools are so fearful of reprisal and litigation that they have taken away tools from their teachers and administrators which, unfortunately, include those a ‘regular’ person would be allowed to use to defend him/herself in a serious situation. A sad commentary both on society and on our educational system.” J.D. “Absolutely! I hardly think a reason is necessary; everyone has a right to protect and defend himself, especially from assault. Why should teachers be excluded? “I can just imagine that question being asked when I went to school (1942-1954). It would have elicited a big laugh.” B.B. “Yes I think teachers should be able to defend themselves against aggressive students. Not only are the teachers in danger, but also the other students. “There would have to be guidelines, but no one should have to go to work worried about their safety.” D.D. “If a student is physically attacking a teacher then of course the teacher should have the right to defend themselves. Getting a teachers license doesn’t mean they give up the right to selfpreservation.”

Next question Should Ohio open state parks to oil and gas drilling? Why or why not? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@ with “chatroom” in the subject line. J.K. “With a capital yes. Back when I was a student you didn’t dare to mess with the teachers. If you berated a female teacher the male teachers and principles office would take care of you. If you messed with the male teachers, you could bet your last dollar you were in for a good ___ kicking, especially if you were in sports. Today’s kids are mouthy and irresponsible, and think they are protected by laws that prohibit adults from corrected actions. There is no respect given to others. Maybe the parents should be the ones to be given the corrective action. If you ever go to these little league games, most times the parents are worse than the kids, so you know were it comes from and by who. I’m sorry folks, but I don’t believe in time outs, etc ...” D.J. “Any person is entitled to defend themselves from injury. They can’t use more force than a reasonable person would use to protect themselves. “But no one, teacher or whoever, should be expected to serve as someone else’s punching bag. Students who attack a teacher should have severe penalties, both within the school and within the criminal justice system.” T.H. “In my personal and humble opinion; absolutely! No one should take any abuse from another person, whether student or otherwise.” O.H.R.

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Both sides wrong in evolution issue

Did you feel a little uneasy last month when we were having all that rain and the Answers in Genesis people announced they were building a full-sized ark in Williamstown, Ky.? They insist that the ark is for display purposes only, but you never know. In 2006, when they opened their $26 million Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., we smirked when they predicted they’d have 400,000 visitors in their first year alone. As it turned out, a half million people flipped through their turnstiles before their 15th month of operation. Now everybody’s taking this ark in Williamstown seriously. Financing has been arranged and the “Ark Encounter” project will cost $172.5 million, nearly seven times what the Creation Museum cost. This will put Greater Cincinnati prominently on the evolutionary map. Starting soon, if you live in our area and you don’t know much about evolution, it will be like being from Nuremberg, Germany, and not knowing much about war crimes. But to be with it in these new times, you won’t have to be an opponent of evolution. You will just have to take sides as though

it’s something you’ve given thought and you cannot possibly remain uncommitted on the topic. Frankly, I do believe in evoluJames Delp tion, but I also believe in God. Community A recent Harris Press guest Poll found that 37 columnist percent of the American public believes in both God and evolution, yet every time I read about the evolutionary debate in the news magazines, it’s always described as a two-sided battle between the atheists who favor evolution vs. the Creationists who oppose it and think that God created the Earth just 6,000 years ago. What if someone running for president ignored 37 percent of the American public? That would be a fairly serious oversight – like ignoring everybody on the west coast. At the Creation Museum in Petersburg, there is a mock-up of Noah’s Ark about the size of a child’s wagon. Walking nonchalantly up a gangplank in tandem with the other animals is a brontosaurus.

I’m not sure they’ve really thought this thing through. But the atheist side isn’t convincing either. Atheists contend that proving the validity of evolution does not specifically prove that there is no God – it just renders Him unnecessary. If you do not need Him, why add Him to the equation? If evolution is ever proven to be true, how can it explain why there is water? Or the sun, or the moon and the stars? And if you’re not going to make God’s role in creation completely unnecessary, then you haven’t made His role unnecessary at all. Today, most physicists believe that not only did all matter and energy begin with the Big Bang, but so did time and space. All the galaxies of the universe are hurtling outward on a one-way trip from a single common point where they began 15 billion years ago. To me, nothing can explain this except for a God. The atheists and the youngearth Creationists have both got it wrong, but we evolutionary-Creationists haven’t got the wherewithal to build ourselves a museum. James Delp is a house painter who lives in Colerain Township.

Social Security information for public employees We have important information that will be of interest to public employees. In Ohio, that includes, but is not limited to, workers in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS), State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) and School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS). If you work for an employer who does not withhold Social Security taxes from your salary, such as a government agency or school district, the pension you receive based on that work might reduce your Social Security benefits under the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). This provision affects how your retirement or disability benefit is calculated if you receive a pension from work where Social Security taxes were not taken out of your pay. We use a modified formula to calculate your benefit amount, resulting in a lower Social Security benefit. Why a modified formula? The law requires we determine Social Security benefit amounts with a formula that gives proportionately higher benefits to workers with low lifetime earnings. Before 1983, people who worked mainly in a job not covered by Social Security had their Social Security benefits calculated as if they were long-term, low-wage workers. They received a Social Security benefit representing a higher per-

centage of their earnings, plus a pension from a job where they did not pay Social Security taxes. Congress passed the Windfall Elimination Provision Sue Denny to remove that Community advantage. A separate law Press guest could make a difcolumnist ference in benefits a spouse or widow(er) can receive. If you pay into another pension plan and do not pay into Social Security, any spouse or widow(er) benefits available through Social Security may be subject to a Government Pension Offset (GPO). Generally, if government employment was not covered by Social Security, any Social Security benefits must be reduced by two-thirds of the government pension amount. Benefits we pay to wives, husbands, widows and widowers are “dependent” benefits, established in the 1930s to compensate spouses who stayed home to raise a family and were financially dependent on the working spouse. Now it’s more common for both members of a married couple to work, each earning a Social Security retirement benefit. The law has always required that a person’s benefit as a spouse or widow(er) be offset dollar for dol-

Before 1983, people who worked mainly in a job not covered by Social Security had their Social Security benefits calculated as if they were long-term, low-wage workers. lar by the amount of his or her own retirement benefit. Similarly, if this government employee’s work had instead been subject to Social Security taxes, any Social Security benefit payable as a spouse or widow(er) would have been reduced by the person’s own Social Security retirement benefit. To learn more about the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset, view the webinar titled How Some Public Employee or Teacher Pensions May Affect Social Security Benefits at webinars/, and visit our online portal for government employees at You will find lots of useful information, including fact sheets and online calculators to estimate your Social Security benefits if either law affects you. Sue Denny is the Social Security public affairs specialist in Cincinnati. Do you have a question about Social Security? Do you want to schedule a free Social Security presentation for your group or organization? Contact her at

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Blooming weekend

The 13th annual Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association’s Garden Tour was June 18, featuring five private gardens in the community. The Summer Garden Tour is the group’s principal means of raising funds used for its beautification projects, newsletters and other programs. Rain drizzled, but plenty of folks headed out to see what their fellow gardeners have been up to. PHOTOS BY JENNIE KEY / STAFF

White Oak residents Pam Karaus and Nan Plinkett talk about the best places to get seeds and plants at one stop on the tour.

Neighbors Gary Bausch and Linda Moeller talk with Greg Epure about the garden at his Haubner Road home.

White Oak resident Tracey McMullen tries to capture a photo of the unusual red hot poker flower in the front yard of this garden.

Garden art for sale on the tour showed a creative way to use old glassware and crystal to bring some sparkle to the plant beds.

Monfort Heights residents Diana and Greg D’Amico check out the hostas in the Thrasher Drive garden during the tour.

If you get serious about gardening, you might need to find a new use for those clubs …

Dea Huber and her sister Roz Swigert look up the name of a plant that caught their eye in the Thrasher Drive garden.

Paths and steps meader up the hillsides in Terry Hulzing's garden on Thrasher Drive.

Susie Ferguson, Springfield Township, looks at a water feature with Carmen Trisler, visiting from Put-In-Bay this weekend.

This train set up makes an unusual, but popular, garden feature.

The Thrasher Drive garden had broad sweeps of lawn, broken up by islands of beauty leading to a terraced hillside crisscrossed with steps and paths.


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EXERCISE CLASSES Hatha Yoga for Seniors, 9:15 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Ages 55 and up. Experience benefits of yoga with stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. Bring mat or purchase one for $10. $40 for 10 classes, $25 for six classes; $5 per class. 7418802; Colerain Township. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Hearing Solutions Open House Event, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Western Hills Office, 6507 Harrison Ave., Free hearing screening and evaluation. Demonstrations of new invisible hearing aid. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Hearing Solutions by Ellis-Scott & Associates. 248-1944. Green Township.


Kayak Quick Start Program, Noon, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Adventure Outpost. Learn the basics in paddling techniques on Winton Woods Lake before heading out for the 7.5 mile trip along the Little Miami River. Classes and trip led by American Canoe Association certified instructor. Equipment provided. Participants must fit properly in provided personal flotation devices. Children must be accompanied by adult. $30, $25 ages 6-18. Registration required, available online. 5217275; Springfield Township.


Senior 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. Help improve strength and flexibility. Ages 55 and up. $30 for 10 classes; $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


Guided Meditations on Forgiveness, 78:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Gentle process to help you through situations where hurt or bad feelings were never resolved. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. F R I D A Y, J U N E 2 4


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


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 2 5


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 Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7755; Green Township.


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


Panegyri Greek Festival, 3-11 p.m., Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, $2; free ages 12 and under. 591-0043; Finneytown. Corpus Christi Church Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, Corpus Christi Church, 825-0618. New Burlington.


Women’s Mental Health Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Overflow Ministries Covenant Church, 10870 Hamilton Ave., Zumba exercise classes, belly dancing, massage, door prizes and sessions on overcoming anxiety and depression, relationship recovery and spirituality. Ages 18 and up. $50. Reservations recommended. 948-0023; Springfield Township.


Barnyard Bonanza, 9 a.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Make a Barnyard Friend. Get an up close and personal look at some of the farm’s animals and help the farmer care for them. Registration required at least two days in advance. For Ages 2 and older.. $1. 521-3276, ext. 100; Springfield Township.

Northwest Boosters Association Bingo Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, Cafeteria. Early Bird Bingo/Instants begin 6 p.m. Benefits School district’s athletic equipment, extracurricular expenses and facility upgrades. Presented by Northwest Local School District. 729-7504; Colerain Township. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 6


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.


Lakeridge Funfest, 1-5 p.m., Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road, Dance for over age 50 crowd. Admission includes soft drinks, beer, snacks, photo, door prizes, music and dancing. Family friendly. $10. 521-1112. Colerain Township.


Panegyri Greek Festival, 1-8 p.m., Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, $2; free ages 12 and under. 5910043; Finneytown. Corpus Christi Church Festival, 3-9 p.m., Corpus Christi Church, Chicken dinner available. 825-0618. New Burlington.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Through Oct. 30. 598-5732; Green Twp.


Creek Walk, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Locust Dell Picnic Area. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get muddy to search for reptiles, amphibians and insects. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Panegyri Greek Festival, 5-11 p.m., Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Authentic Greek cuisine, pastries, music, dancing, raffles, games and amusement rides. Free parking at and shuttle from St. Xavier High School. $2; free ages 12 and under. 591-0043; Finneytown. Corpus Christi Church Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Corpus Christi Church, 2014 Springdale Road, Games for all ages, rides, raffle, food and music. Beer with ID and wristband. Through June 26. 825-0618. New Burlington.

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Seminars in a Snap, 11-11:30 a.m., White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road, Cooking with Herbs. Fresh and delicious ideas from summer garden to grill. Educational opportunities for busy people who want to enhance their outdoor living space with style and beauty. Free. 385-3313; White Oak.


Carp Crazy Fishing Tournament, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Top three teams win awards and boathouse gift certificates. Registration begins at 7 a.m. $30 per two-person team, including boat rental; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Twp.


Outdoor Archery II, 4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration required online by June 24. For those who have taken the Outdoor Archery program and want additional practice. Adult must remain with children ages 17 and under. $15; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Northwest Community Church, 8735 Cheviot Road, Theme: “Where God Is Wild About You.” Daily through June 30. United event with First United Church of Christ, Northwest Community Church and St. Paul United Church of Christ. Ages 4 to sixth grade. Free. Registration required. 385-9077; Colerain Township.


The annual Panegyri Greek Festival is this weekend at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road in Finneytown. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday, June 24, 3-11 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and 1-8 p.m. Sunday, June 26. The festival features authentic Greek cuisine, pastries, music and dancing, raffles, games and amusement rides. Free parking is available at St. Xavier High School with a shuttle to the church. Admission is $2, free for children age 12 and younger. For more information, call 591-0043 or visit Julia Love is pictured biting into a spanakopita at last year’s Panegyri Greek Festival. Hometown Nazareth Vacation Bible School, 6:30-9 p.m., Monfort Heights United Methodist Church, 3682 West Fork Road, Daily through June 30. Learn about Jesus through music, games, snacks and hands-on activities. Designed for children going into preschool through grade 6. Free. 481-8699; Green Township. M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 7

EXERCISE CLASSES Evening Adult Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor Lynn Carroll leads stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises. Bring a mat or purchase one for $10. $25 for six classes, $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Health Rhythms-Group Drumming for Seniors, 2-3 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Feel the power of a drum beat during this music-making wellness class. No musical experience necessary. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township.


Barnyard Friends Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Daily through July 1. Includes farm animal encounters, making food, hiking and farm chores. Ages 6-7. $95. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275, ext. 240; Springfield Township.


Survivor Camp, 8:30 a.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Daily through July 1. Camp is designed to promote socialization and recreation. Ages 13-22. $70 per week. Transportation roundtrip: $25 more than 10 miles, $15 within 10 miles. Registration required. 728-6286; North College Hill.

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


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

Cigars & Guitars, 7-9 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Music, cigars and bocce ball. 385-9309; Colerain Township.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township.


Senior Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $30 for 10 classes; $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


Parade! Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Daily through June 30. Parade on July 4 at 11 a.m. Create surprise for Northside’s Fourth of July Parade. Prepare props, banners and costumes for parade and enjoy nature activities and hikes in woods. Ages 7-11. $65, $55 city residents. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 321-6070; College Hill.

Mount Healthy Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave., Cafeteria. Early bird starts 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts 7 p.m. Benefits Mount Healthy school athletics. $6-$26. 729-0131; Mount Healthy.


Ultimate Challenge Camp, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Session 1. Daily through July 1. Outdoor recreation including low ropes course, wall climbing, canoeing, archery, driving range, nature exploration. Includes T-shirt and Frisbee. Bring lunch. Ages 10-14. $120. Registration required online. 521-7275, ext. 240; Springfield Twp.



Ohio River Way Paddlefest, a canoe and kayak paddling event down the Ohio River, with music, food and activities, is Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25. It will feature recreation, entertainment and education for children and adults on and along the Ohio River. It begins with the educational Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 23 at Coney Island. The Ohio River & Outdoor Festival begins with Paddlefest registration at 10 a.m. June 24. Live music is 5-11:30 p.m. On June 25, the Ohio River Paddlefest Finish Line Festival is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Yeatman’s Cove. Visit Pictured is a scene from the 2010 Ohio River Way Paddlefest.

Powel Crosley Summer Day Camp, 9 a.m.4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through July 1. Traditional camp activities. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. $170, $135 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Adventure Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through July 1. Teen program follows the themes for Traditional Day Camp and participate in all field trips. Financial assistance available. Ages 6-9. $173, $142 members. Registration required. 385-7320. Groesbeck. Powel Crosley YMCA Pee Wee Sports Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Big Trucks. Ages 3-5. Daily through July 1. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. $105, $80 members. Full fee due at registration. Registration required. 5217117. Springfield Township.


Country singer Kenny Chesney comes to the Riverbend Music Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Guests are Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker. Tickets are $79.50, pavilion and $39.50, lawn, plus fees. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


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June 22, 2011


What happens when we keep on keeping on? This is a reprint of a Father Lou column from 2010. Father Lou is currently dealing with medical issues that prevent him from carrying out a full schedule, including penning new columns.

Somewhere in our lives we chose a road. There will always be Frost’s two paths that diverge in an unknown woods. Maybe even more than two. Once we reach a reasoned conviction of which of the two to follow – which is not always easy to accomplish – we set out on one on them. Then what? Then it’s time for perseverance, to continue steadfastly. Colloquially, it’s time to keep on keeping on. Untrustworthy negative thoughts can pester us again and again: “Should I have chosen a different path; if this is the right one shouldn’t it always be easy and enjoyable?” “Why these problems? Are they signs of a wrong

choice and a directive to go backward?” “Did I blow it?” If you wonder about your life in similar ways then you were symbolically Father Lou present years ago Guntzelman when a man Perspectives came for an appointment. Though he smiled politely, feelings of disappointment and sadness accompanied him. As his life story unfolded, he lamented, “ You know, Father Lou, I’ve always thought that if you worked hard at handling your life when you were younger, things would eventually get better. “To me, life is like climbing a mountain. I’ve always had the expectation that by this time in my life I would come to a kind of

plateau where the troubles of life level off. “Now I’m beginning to wonder if there will ever be a plateau. The mountain just keeps going up – and I’m getting so tired of climbing.” I had known this man for years and had a great respect for him. This was one of those times that many of us clergy wish we had a special word or prayer to salve someone’s troubled mind. I realize now that all I have is the same humanness, a listening ear, and a heart that cares. “As a mountain-climber, what are your options?” I inquired. “Well,” he mused, “I guess I could just sit and weep or wait for someone to come by and help me; or I could slide down to the bottom and stop climbing. “Then again, I could give up completely and jump off the mountain and end all the climbing and worrying.” After a long,

thoughtful pause, he sighed and suggested, “Or – I can keep on climbing.” You can tell in people’s voices and eyes when they have arrived at an answer that is really the answer, not just an expected or temporary reply. He realized that the true solution called on him for much courage – to change his negative attitude and just keep on keeping on. I asked him whether, in his solution of just keeping on, there was any benefit for him, or for any of us as we climb our mountains, to keep going even when we wonder about stopping. He paused, looked out the window thoughtfully as though he couldn’t think of any benefit. But then he did. He smiled, turned, looked me in the eye and resolutely said, “When you keep on climbing the view gets better.” Before me sat a very wise man.

A man becoming even wiser. A man gaining insight into himself and many of the perplexing paradoxes of life. Life is not a disease, not a picnic, nor a punishment. It is a path on which we travel somewhere. We look for meaning, not comfortableness. Our climb may be hard for us at times and call for every ounce of courage we have, but it rewards us by becoming more revealing as we go. Life whispers to us many of its secrets. We learn in our hearts to choose life, not quitting. It’s said: “When you climb a mountain, you feel like you’re meeting God halfway.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Know the policy before using layaway for purchases During these tough economic times we’ve seen layaway become an increasing popular method of shopping at several area stores. You can put down a little money over time until you’ve paid enough to buy the item. But, just what are your rights when you buy something on layaway? Meg Corcoran of Price Hill said she was surprised when she couldn’t immediately get her money back after she changed her mind about buying a patio set. She found the furniture in a

store last April. “ T h e guy says, ‘Well you can put it on layaway.’ I s a i d , Howard Ain ‘ T h a t ’ s Hey Howard! g r e a t because I do like to do that.’ So, I put down $200, and then I sent him another $200 later on,” Corcoran said. All those payments were noted on the receipt she received from the store.

Corcoran had every intention of buying the items until she saw another patio set at another store a few weeks later. “I saw a nicer set for the price,” Corcoran said. “It was bigger so it fit my deck better because this was a smaller set. So I decided to go with the other set.” After buying the second set, she contacted the first store and asked to get back the $400 she had put down on layaway for the first set. Corcoran said the salesman told her, “I couldn’t have my money back until

he sold the set I ordered, sold it to somebody else. We went round and round about it and he said he put out his own money for the set.” Like many people, Corcoran said she had no idea there is an Ohio law governing layaways, and didn’t know what it was. “No, I didn’t. It wasn’t on my receipt or anything. He says it’s posted on his cash register, but I didn’t see it.” Under Ohio’s Layaway Law, consumers wishing to cancel a layaway must do so in writing.

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June 22, 2011

Wooden bowl holds memories, salad dressing When we pick the first tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, I like to make my mom, Mary Nader’s, lemony salad dressing. I would have liked to teach it in class, too, but she, and I, never measured.

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My mom’s lemon salad dressing

This is typical for Middle Eastern dressings. It is quite lemony and is not a “fancy” salad. This is a base recipe, so go to taste on it. If you add tomatoes, cukes, onions, etc., add them to the dressing first and some of their juices will go into it, flavoring it nicely. If you add parsley, mix it in with the greens. Cheese should be sprinkled on after mixing if you want some. But don’t overdo on the cheese. A little

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Someone gave me this recipe during a class I was teaching. I didn’t get his name – he just pressed the recipe in my hand and said “try it.” I haven’t tried it yet but intend to. If you do, let me know how you like it. Jicama may be unfamiliar to you, but it’s a tuberous root veggie that’s juicy and crunchy. It tastes a little bit like an apple and can be eaten raw or cooked. COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Rita Heikenfeld’s mom’s salad with lemony dressing. The bowl was also handed down from her along with the pestle. goes a long way and you don’t want to mask the flavor of the dressing. This amount serves two but is easily increased to your needs.

Dressing: 1

⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic or equivalent clove of garlic Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil Mix garlic, salt and pepper together. I use my wooden pestle (in-duh-uh) for this but a fork works well. Stir in juice and olive oil. You won’t have a lot of dressing but don’t be fooled. This is enough for 3 to 4 cups chopped lettuce, a tomato and some cucumber.

Patt Sayer’s slaw from Fish Hopper Restaurant

Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia can be a very rewarding, yet challenging job. The goal of the Adult Day Program at Legacy Court is to help create a support network which allows those affected with memory loss to enjoy life on their own terms, and allows caregivers the peace of mind to attend to everyday life.

Mango jicama slaw

couldn’t find the bowl so we didn’t have salad! My sisters blamed me – they said I took it out into the yard to make some mud-pie creation. What I find amusing is that our yard was the size of a postage stamp so why it took over a day to locate the bowl is beyond me. Anyway, whenever I see a serving bowl that I “just have to have,” I stop and remember how few serving pieces Mom had, so I smile and leave it on the shelf.

Pat Sayer, a Western Hills reader, sent me this

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favorite cloned recipe. “One of my hobbies is recreating recipes from foods that we have enjoyed at restaurants. The coleslaw we ate at the Fish Hopper Restaurant in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, during our 49th anniversary is different than any coleslaw we have eaten,” she said. Sounds good to me!

Mix and chill prior to serving:

8 cups shredded mix of green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots (your choice of proportions) 1 cup golden seedless raisins 1 cup chopped papaya (Libby’s canned, welldrained, or fresh) Enough Marzetti’s cold slaw dressing to moisten well. 1 cup chopped Macadamia nuts Variation: Add orangeflavored cranberries and minced onions to taste.

1 mango, julienned 1 ⁄2 cup carrots, julienned 1 pound jicama, peeled and julienned 1 red bell pepper, seeded and julienned 1 ⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 ⁄2 cup fresh lime juice Salt and pepper to taste Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until serving. This makes four servings.

Reader correction

According to reader Pam Anderson, the recipe for the strawberry pie needs to be altered slightly. “I think there may be 1 tablespoon too much water in the pie. It’s not setting perfectly for some. Just reduce water in cornstarch slurry from 1⁄4 cup to 3 tablespoons,” she wrote. Thanks Pam. 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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June 22, 2011


Former Mayor Ruehlmann awarded honorary doctor of law Former Cincinnati Mayor Eugene P. Ruehlmann was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law at the University of Cincinnati Commencement Ceremony June 11, in Fifth Third Arena at Shoemaker Center. The honorary degree represents the highest award from the University of Cincinnati. A native Cincinnatian, West Side resident, and the ninth of 10 children, Ruehlmann was voted “Boy Mayor of Cincinnati” in 1942. He ultimately served 12 years on Cincinnati City Council beginning in 1959 and served as mayor from 1967-71. His leadership included guiding the early transformation of downtown Cincinnati with the development of Riverfront Stadium (later named Cinergy Field), the establishment of the Cincinnati Bengals, and constructing the Dr. Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center (now the Duke Energy Convention Center). Also, a new University Hospital and new Shriners Burns Institute (now Shriners Hospitals for Children) were built during that decade. He led efforts to heal the city after the 1967 riots in Avondale, reaching out to

in 1943, Ruehlmann joined the U.S. Marines and served in World War II before pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati. He was a member of UC’s 1946 football team which won the Sun Bowl championship in 1947, and graduated with honors from UC with a bachelor of arts in political science. He was the recipient of the McKibbin Medal

from the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences in 1948. He earned his law degree from Harvard University in 1950. Ruehlmann was founder of the Strauss, Troy and Ruehlmann law firm in 1953 and 33 years later, joined the firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, where he practiced corporate law until his retirement. He continues to remain

active on a number of charitable boards in the community. Ruehlmann is a member of the UC Athletic Hall of Fame (1995) and received the Distinguished Service Award from the UC Alumni Association in 1975. He and his late wife, Virginia, were married for 61 years and have eight children, 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Yardwaste drop-off now open The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s free yardwaste drop-off sites is now open. This program is for Hamilton County residents only. Residents who drop-off yardwaste must bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill. Landscapers and commercial establishments are not eligible to participate in this program. The locations for the yardwaste drop-off sites are: • East: Bzak Landscaping, 3295 Turpin Lane (off state Route 32) in Anderson Township; • West: Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road in Green Township • North: Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road (and Colerain Avenue)

in Colerain Township All sites will be open through Nov. 20 on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Kuliga Park drop-off site will be closed on July 2 and 3. The Bzak Landscaping site is open for free yardwaste drop-off during regular business hours (Monday -Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) in addition to the above hours of operation. This site will also be closed on July 4 and Sept. 5. Yardwaste Drop-Off Rules: • Landscapers and commercial establishments are not eligible to participate in this program. • No large trailers or trucks larger than pickups. • Cut brush and tree branches into lengths of 4

feet or less – branches must not exceed 1 foot in diameter. • Bundle brush and tree branches – bundles must not be heavier than 50 pounds. • Bring yardwaste to the location in containers or bags – brown paper bags preferred. • Containers and plastic bags will be returned. • No pallets, boards, nails, fence, or wire accepted. • No bricks, stones, or soil accepted. • Hamilton County residents only. • All children must stay inside vehicles. For more information, please call the Yardwaste Hotline at 946-7755 or visit


Artistic award

The Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society awarded Third Place to Ritzie Junker of Green Township, Ohio for her painting, “Waiting.” The award was given at the opening reception of the society’s summer exhibit at the Woman’s Art and Cultural Center in Mariemont. Her work was chosen from a gallery of 86 paintings by Cincinnati Art Museum curator, Anne Buening. The Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society hosts monthly painting demonstrations on the first Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Cincinnati Art Club, 1021 Parkside Place in Mount. Adams. Guests are welcome at attend. Monthly notes of meetings plus other relevant information for artists can be seen at the organization’s blog:

CHURCH FESTIVALS Here is a list of church festivals. If your church is not listed; email the details to

Corpus Christi Church

Festival is on the Corpus Christi church grounds, 2014 Springdale Road in New Burlington from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, June 24; 5 p.m.midnight Saturday, June 25; and from 3-9 p.m. Sunday,

June 26. There is a chicken dinner Sunday, and an ID wristband is required for beer. For information, call 825-0618.

St. Bartholomew

Festival is on church grounds at 9375 Winton Road in Springfield Township from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, July 29; 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, July 30; and from 4-10 p.m.

Sunday, July 31. There will be a chicken and ribs dinner Sunday and an ID wristband is required for beer. For information, call 522-3680.

St. James White Oak

Festival is on the church grounds at 3565 Hubble Road in White Oak from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, July 29; 6 p.m.midnight Saturday, July 30; 410:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 31. An ID wristband is required for beer. Beer with ID wristband. For information, call 741-5300.

Little Flower

The festival is on the grounds of St. Therese Little Flower Church at 5560 Kirby Road in Mount Airy from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5; 6-11 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 6; 5-10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7. The festival is for adults only Friday. Food is available, and an ID wristband is required for beer. For information, call 541-5560.

St. John the Baptist

Festival is on the grounds of St. John the Baptist Church, 5361 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township from 7 p.m.-midnight Friday, Aug. 19; 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 20; and from noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. There is a chicken dinner Sunday, and an ID wristband is required for beer. For information, call 385-8010.

St. Ignatius

Festival is on the grounds of St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road in

Monfort Heights from 6 p.m.midnight Friday, Aug. 26; 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 27; and from 4-11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Food is available, and an ID wristband is required for beer. For information, call 661-6565.

St. John Neumann

Festival is on the grounds of St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road from 6 p.m.midnight Friday, Sept. 2; 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Sept. 3; and 4-11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. An ID wristband is required for beer. For information, 742-0953.

St. Margaret Mary

Festival is on the grounds of St. Margaret Mary Church,

1830 W. Galbraith Road, North College Hill. The Labor Day Weekend festival is from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, Sept. 2; 4:30-midnight Saturday, Sept. 3; and 3-11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. Food is available, and an ID wristband is required for beer. For information, call 521-7387.

Our Lady of the Rosary

Festival is on the grounds of Our Lady of the Rosary Church at Winton and Farragut roads in Greenhills from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, Sept. 9; 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Sept. 10; and from 1-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. There is a chicken dinner on Sunday, and entrance to the beer garden requires an ID. For information, call 8258626.

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Address not available: Western Benchmark LLC to NVR Inc.; $44,000. 3011 Aries Court: Federal National Mortgage Association to Bueter, Mike; $37,000. 3411 Blue Rock Road: APD Capital Associates LLC to Kindberg, Timothy R. & Melissa L.; $143,300. 6567 Duet Lane: Kist, Robert J. to Kist, Carol A.; $141,770. 7746 Forfeit Run Road: Zang, Joel M. to Gray, Bryan T.; $98,900. 2805 Gardenia Lane: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Sirk, Larry W.; $21,500. 9195 Gila Drive: HSBC Bank USA NA Tr. to Armstrong Properties Ltd.; $36,100. 5000 Hanley Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Albers, Jeffrey & Susan F.; $187,000. 10289 October Drive: Langworthy, John to McGinnis, Nick; $83,500. 5617 Old Blue Rock Road: Warsaw Federal Savings & Loan Association to McCulley, Michael; $50,000. 6260 Rocknoll Lane: Fannie Mae to Hittner, Nicole Marie; $127,000. 3636 Sandralin Drive: Jones, Sean T. & Sarah F. Portlock to Magly, Emily; $110,000. 5999 Sheits Road: Best Quality Inc. The to Fleming, Jeffrey L. & Lorna G.; $34,000. 7216 Southwind Terrace: Wullenweber, Marlene T. to Beyer, Laureen M.; $220,000. 7804 Spring Leaf Drive: Bohman, Thomas T. to Hultquist, Craig & Karen; $295,000. 11910 Stonequarry Court: Annis, Cynthia S. & Patrick R. to Ramsey, Thomas D.; $227,000. Summercrest Drive: Western Benchmark LLC to NVR Inc.; $50,600. 4091 Thimbleglen Drive: Schmitt, Maureen E. to Golden, Martin & Ann; $178,135. 3281 Warfield Ave.: Keller, Vivian A. to 5300 Hamilton Avenue LLC; $15,000. 2549 Wilson Ave.: Mihailoff, Dana to Mihailoff, Jennifer; $1,000. 2555 Wilson Ave.: Mihailoff, Dana to Mihailoff, Jennifer; $1,000. 2830 Windon Drive: Equity Trust Co. Custodian to Manring, Ryan M. & Deonne; $92,000.


5461 Michelles Oak Court: Maloney, Barbara A. to Keg Real Estate LLC and Ohio Limited Liability Co; $80,000.

2901 Orchardknoll Court: Zirkelbach, Joseph M. to Brown, Nicholas A. and Lauren E. Gebhart; $125,000. 5255 Orchardridge Court: Durkin, David A. and Deborah L. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $100,000. 5255 Relluk Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Ayagashe Holdings Inc.; $34,125. 3352 Stevie Lane: U.S. Bank NA ND to Bole, Matthew E.; $43,000. 3738 Sunburst Ridge Lane: U.S. Bank NA ND to Pierce, Jeffrey W.; $163,000. Tressel Wood Drive: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $57,914. 3505 West Fork Road: Paraska Constantina to Cirrinicione, Cheralyn; $36,000. 2026 Bellglade Terrace: McDonald, Ryan P. and Irene M. to Bridger, Seth C. and Shelley A. NelsonBridge; $156,000. 3272 Blue Rock Road: Amann, Jennifer R. and Victor E. to Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $72,000. 3137 Bridgestone Court: Fricker, John W. to Panioto, Ronald A. Jr. and Jacqueline K.; $50,000. 2838 Chardale Court: Relaford, Ruth to Herman, Jean R.; $98,000. 5411 Edger Drive: Wilson, Daniel A. to Gladen, Lacrea N.; $148,000. 5405 Jamies Oak Court: Kruse, Harry W. and Lisa R. to Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association; $243,000. 5263 Leslies Woods Court: Josh Marks Investments LLC to Wolf, Brandon J.; $190,000. 6223 Mernic Drive: Sommer, Jack and Judith A. to Metz, Stephen E.; $150,000. 3452 Mirror Lane: Sommer, Jack and Judith A. to Metz, Stephen E.; $150,000. 3088 Neisel Ave.: Wessel, Janet G. to Kincannon, Robert D.; $102,800. 5545 Pinecrest Drive: Niedhamer, Ruth F. Trs. and Albert C. Niedhamer Trs. to Furio, Jennifer L.; $217,500. 6009 Ranlyn Ave.: Colburn, Joyce K. to Sowders, Brandy; $110,000. 3937 School Section Road: Wulff, Norma L. to Maret, Leslie L.; $70,000. 7125 Tressel Wood Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Goodin, Keith and Jeanine; $278,220. 1428 Colonial Drive: Moning, Brian A.

& Cynthia M. to Pope, James P. & Colleen M.; $247,400. 5941 Countryhills Drive: Schaefer, Robert G. to Willig, Christopher R. & Melissa M.; $200,000. 5778 Green Acres Court: Rizzo, Monica S. & Cletus C. Weitzel III to Weitzel, Cletus C. III; $74,500. 4465 Hubble Road: Schrage, Joyce A. to Junker, John C. & Patricia L.; $129,000. 3409 Mirror Lane: Schille, Harold F. to McCarren, Thomas; $138,000. 5731 Pina St.: Cincinnatus Savings and Loan Co. to Davis, Kevin J. & Cathy A.; $45,500. 4069 Race Road: Hulgin, Mark to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $48,000. 2755 Roseann Lane: Burnet Capital LLC to Key, Thermon; $49,900. Sally Court: Bryan, W. Schmidt Builders Inc. to Horton, Richard C. & Barbara M.; $80,000. 6270 Taylor Road: Brinkman, Lloyd W. to Murrison, Brittany E. & Donald N. Punches; $154,900. Whispering Oak Trail: Western Benchmark LLC to Siam/American Trading Co. LLC; $53,000.


5650 Glenview Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Frisch, Nathan; $36,750. 2630 Kipling Ave.: Onyekelu, Cornelius E. to U.S. Bank NA; $68,000. 5707 Kiplingwood Drive: Beneficial Ohio Inc. to Ross, Daryl; $123,950. 2524 Rack Court: Burnet Capital LLC to Ayagashe Holdings Inc.; $26,500. 2524 Rack Court: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Burnet Capital LLC; $22,000. 4921 Raeburn Drive: Kinderman, Peter J. to Henry, Thomas J.; $165,000. 2735 North Bend Road: Marshall, Dwan C. and Kelvin C. to Fannie Mae; $94,000. 2363 Harrywood Court: Britton, Rahsaan A. and Linda to Young, Lamar L. and Resha A.; $135,000. 2731 Westonridge Drive: Third Federal Savings and Loan Association of Cleveland to Biedermann, Earl W. III and Julie P.; $124,240. 2733 Westonridge Drive: Third Federal Savings and Loan Association of Cleveland to Biedermann, Earl W. III and Julie P.; $124,240. 5038 Colerain Ave.: Hadley, Marlin David to Cincinnatus Savings & Loan Co.; $10,000. 5040 Colerain Ave.: Hadley, Marlin D.

to Cincinnatus Savings & Loan Co.; $26,000. 2820 Westonridge Drive: Hansel, Barry J. to Michels, Martin A. & Robin L.; $111,000.


434 Forest Ave.: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to EH Pooled III LP; $14,221. 7228 Elizabeth St.: Aurora Loan Services LLC to Walter, Richard; $29,000. 1446 Adams Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Boling, Sharon; $30,000. 1812 Compton Road: Sommer and Sons Properties LLC to Cedar Vista Properties Ll; $268,000. 7941 Elizabeth St.: Readnower, Terry

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

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

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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


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About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. L. and Connie E. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $62,000. 7434 Forest Ave.: EH Pooled III LP to Burnett Capital LLC; $18,455. 7612 Werner Ave.: Williams, Cynthia to U.S. Bank NA; $58,000. 434 Forest Ave.: Burnett Capital LLC to Gervacio, Bernardino; $24,000.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP 1857 Aspenhill Drive: Weaver, Jason E. and Lori A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $73,685.

8899 Balboa Drive: Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas Tr. to EH Pooled 111 LP; $12,250. 6265 Betts Ave.: Aurora Loan Services LLC to MVF Properties II Ltd.; $31,450. 11937 Briarfield Court: Guardian Savings Bank to Robbins, Denotra S.; $82,800. 8832 Cabot Drive: Fannie Mae to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $24,000. 710 Castlegate Lane: Rother, Maria P. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $62,000.

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

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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".

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

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


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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

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

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June 22, 2011


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June 22, 2011

On the record DEATHS

Heather Abbott

Heath Lynn Abbott, 34, died June 12. She was a seamstress. Survived by children Molly Bloomfield, Brianna and Catlin Studt; parents Judy and Eugene Abbott; brother Brian Abbott. Services were Abbott June 16 at Radel Funeral Home.

Fondina Aloisio

Fondina Mancini Aloisio, 108, died May 21. Survived by son Vito (Marty) Aloisio; eight grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; six great-greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Frank Aloisio, children Rose Barattieri , Sam Aloisio, siblings Mary Barone, Rita Schraut, Vita Nardelli, Angelina Ranieri, Dominic, Anthony Mancini. Services were May 25 at St. Ann. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Ave. Hamilton, OH 45013.

Ronald Aug

Ronald R. Aug, 80, died June 4. He was an educator and administrator in Cincinnati Public Schools for over 30 years. Survived by wife Janet Aug; children Jeanne (Fred) Bauer-Nilsen, Paula (Virgil) Seger, Elizabeth (Barry) Haenning, Tom (Elise), Joseph (Stacey) Aug; grandchildren Emily, Ben, Tony, Grace, Nate, Katelyn; step-grandchildren Andrew, Max, Brady. Preceded in death by sister Marlene McNees. Services were June 10 at St. Rose Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Boniface Church, 1750 Chase

Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223 or Elder Alumni, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Theresa Calme

Theresa C. Calme, 83, Green Township, died June 15. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Richard (Mary Alice), James, Terri Calme, Joan (Richard) Klefas, Mary Beth (Helmut) Wolf, Lauren (Gerard) Calme Brafford; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband James Calme. Services were June 18 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati East, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597 or Ohio Parkinson Foundation, 325 N. Third St., Fairborn, OH 45324-4959.

Mary Lou Clevenger

Mary Lou Krumpe Clevenger, 82, Mount Healthy, died June 8. Survived by daughter Karen (Michael Sr.) Clevenger; grandchildren Michael (Allison) Farley II, Michelle Farley Pryor; great-grandchildren Madison, Mackenzie, Audrey. Services were June 10 at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

James Connelly

James J. Connelly, 72, Green Township, died June 11. Survived by wife Valeen Connelly; children Mickey (Chrysa) Key, Vanessa (Larry) Neiheisel, Ernst, Jimmy (Debbie) Connelly; eight grandchil-

dren; one greatgrandchild; many nieces, nephews, brothers and sistersin-law. Special uncle to Darren and Stacey Smith. Preceded in death by sisConnelly ters Helen Smith, Bridget Frapier. Services were June 14 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Irene Evangelo

Irene Steinmann Evangelo, 75, Colerain Township, died June 13. Survived by children Michael (Brendalee), Donald, Patricia Evangelo; grandchildren Rachael, Kenny, Nathan, Michael, Jacob, Donald; great-grandchildren Rylan, Olivia, Caleb, Kingston, Abigail. Preceded in death by husband William Evangelo. Services were June 16 at Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Carmen Federika

Carmen George Federika, 95, died May 30. Survived by nieces and nephews Carmella (Bill) Rankin, Susan (Louis) Staub, Jo Ann (Nobert) Hester, Mary (Pat) Hosbein, John (Patricia) Keene, John (Joan) Federika, Mark (Joan) Schmitt; friends Roger, Michele Caruso. caregiver Cherry Moore. Preceded in death by wife Eleanor Federika, parents Carmen, Carmela Federika, siblings Michael, Roy, John, Frank Federika, Johanna DeNuccio, Rose Keene, Sue Schmitt. Services were June 6 at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Barbara Gebhardt

Barbara Roush Gebhardt, 82, Green Township, died June 13. Survived by husband Raymond Gebhardt; children Deborah, Brad (Jenny) Gebhardt, Gretchen (Mark) Terhar; grandchildren Matthew, Derek (Kelsey) Kulp, Theresa, Clare, Geoffrey, Garrett (Christine), Brett (Sarah), Carly Gebhardt, Alexandra, Maxwell Terhar; great-granddaughter Cora Gebhardt; siblings Jane Dickey, Ralph Roush. Preceded in death by son Gregory Gebhardt, sister Betty Jo Vance Services were June 20 at Westwood First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to the Willis Beckett Memorial Fund in care of Westwood First Presbyterian Church.

band John Martin. Services were June 20 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Donald McCane

Donald Edward McCane, 78, died May 13. He was a veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Juanita BarnhartMcCane; children Doug (Bennie), Terrie (Frank) McCane, Dottie (Mike) Dunaway, Suellen (Dan) Brafford, Michael (Amy) Barhard; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Donald (Barb) McCane Jr. Services were May 17 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home.

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Claire Hamburg

Claire Cregar Hamburg, 83, Mount Healthy, died May 21. Survived by children Nancy (Doug) Hudson, Robert (late Nancy) Hamburg III, Karen Schoff, Jan (Ron) Beckemeyer, Jody (Tom) Bertke, Gerri Lehnig, Jane Lanverman; brother Donald (Lois) Cregar; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Robert Hamburg Jr. Services were May 27 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Ave., Hamilton, OH 45013.

Norene Martin

Norene Redinger Martin, 83, Colerain Township, died June 14. Survived by children Michael (late Colleen) Martin, Maureen Dawn, Megan (Donald) Heeb, Mari (John) Hengelbrok; grandchildren Megan (Josh), Kevin, Alex, Devinne, Maggie, Rob, Katie; great-grandchildren Ben, Conner. Preceded in death by hus-

Roberta B. “Bobbie” McIntyre, 73, Colerain Township, died May 20. Survived by husband Charles McIntyre; children Edward (Lynda), Robert McIntyre, Cynthia (Tom) Mann, Kathryn (Mark) Cassidy; sisters Alice (Jim) Kent, Katherine (Wayne) Meinen, Linda Kneipp; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Services were May 24 at Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Ross Christian Church, 3756 Herman Road, Ross, OH, 45013.

Betty Midei

Elizabeth “Betty” Zanders Midei, 85, Colerain Township, died June 13. Survived by children Mark (Denise), Matt (Lisa) Midei, Megan (Steve) Smith; grandchildren Matthew, Michael, Mitchell, Allison, Kevin, Molly, Steven, Brian, Nicholas; brother Charles Zanders; nieces and nephew Michelle, Mary Lee, Martina, Jeremy. Preceded in death by husband Eugene Midei. Services were June 15 at St. Ann

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Carol Rambo

Carol Ruth Rambo, 71, Green Township, died June 5. Survived by brother Wayne (Susan) Rambo; nephew Matthew Rambo. Preceded in death by parents Raymond, Edith Rambo, nephew Jeffrey Rambo. Services were June 14 at Union Chapel Cemetery, Morton, Ind. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Monfort Heights United Methodist Church, 3682 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247.

Garnet Uhrig

Garnet Engle Uhrig, 89, died May 24. Survived by children Victoria “Vicki” (Larry) Jenkins, Ray, Allen (Julee), Kenneth (Susan) Uhrig; grandchildren Amy Kish, Bette Tergerson, Jeffrey Uhrig, Elizabeth Webb; brother Charles (Betty) Engle; many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Victor Uhrig, brothers Harold (Fran) Johns, Luther (late Lee) Engle. Services were May 31 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Roger Bacon High School, Angeline Uhrig Memorial Scholarship Fund, 4320 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45217 or St. Martin of Tours Church, 3720 St. Martin Place, Cincinnati, OH 45211.


Andrew Gray, born 1982, improper

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a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct, having a weapon under disability, misdemeanor drug possession, 5200 Colerain Ave., June 8.

Jeremy Belser, born 1986, domestic violence, 2560 Kipling Ave., June 12.

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Criminal damaging/endangering

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COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

James Davenpoint, 29, 2610 Park Ave., theft at 9501 Colerain Ave., May 13. Jeffrey Deangelis, 41, 7292 Swirlwood Lane, breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools, criminal damaging at 2942 Banning Road, May 31. Joseph Denlam, 28, 2289 Mefford Fort Drive, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., May 30. Michael Denny, 35, 2711 Bello Court, domestic violence at 2711 Bello Court, June 1. Felicia Doerst, 20, 6827 Grange Court, possession of dangerous drug at 10181 Colerain Ave., May 29. Jason Drummond, 34, 10847 Birchridge, operating vehicle impaired at Colerain Avenue, May 29. Dameon Faulkner, 31, 1437 W. North Bend, drug possession at 2291 Deblin, June 4. David Glossop, 23, 3238 Compton Road, drug abuse at 3238 Compton Road, June 2. Ben Gordon, 22, 6500 Craigland Court, possession of drugs at 9456 Colerain Ave., June 1. Deanna Gray, 31, 840 Oak Street, operating vehicle impaired at 9501 Colerain Ave., May 28. Alexander Hayes, 21, 4730 Hubble Road, operating vehicle impaired at Springdale and Poole Road, June 4. Mark Heidecker, 21, 3071 Shadycrest, disorderly conduct at 2900 W. Galbraith Road, May 28. Clara Humphries, 20, 3325 Moosewood Ave., theft at 9501 Colerain Ave., June 3. Merri Jackson, 49, 5 Fair Street, drug possession at 5083 Colerain Ave., May 25. Dominique Kinnard, 18, 3360 Banning Road, drug possession at 3287 Nandale Drive, May 29. Valerie Leo, 28, 2540 Wilson Ave., disorderly conduct at 3210 Springdale Road, June 4. Tyrone Mallory, 42, 824 Windham Ave., theft at 9501 Colerain Ave., May 31. Richard Maret, 20, 2771 Jonrose, criminal damaging at 10455 Zocalo Drive, May 25. Patricia Mcnear, 31, 795 W. Main Street, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., June 1. Anthony Oliver Jr, 21, 3185 Ferncrest, disorderly conduct at 7671 Colerain Ave., May 31. Robert Sanderson, 50, 23429 124Th Place, drug possession at 11952 Hamilton, June 3.

Police reports continued B9

Police reports Sheena Story, 25, 271 Farmview Way, theft, possessing criminal tools at 9040 Colerain Ave., May 30. Eric Vaughn, 26, 8316 Chesswood Drive, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., May 28. Bruce Vincent, 22, 2484 Walden Glen Drive, drug possession at 2334 Roosevelt Ave., June 3. Julie Wehrie, 44, 6310 Cheviot Road, theft at 6401 Colerain Ave., May 31. Juvenile male, 17, rape on Compton Road, May 29. Juvenile male, 16, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 25. Juvenile male, 17, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 25. Juvenile male, 16, drug paraphernalia at 2872 Window Drive, May 27. Juvenile female, 16, curfew at 9459 Colerain Ave., May 25. Juvenile female, 17, curfew at 9959 Colerain Ave., May 28. Juvenile male, 17, curfew at 9959 Colerain Ave., May 28. Juvenile female, 17, assault at 9150 Tripoli, May 27. Juvenile female, 13, assault at 2373 Mercury Drive, May 27. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 5172 McGill Road, May 28. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 4200 Springdale, May 27.

Reports/Incidents Aggravated robbery

Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 2330 Commons Circle, May 25.

Breaking and entering

AC unit of unknown value removed at 2396 Impala , May 16.


Residence entered and copper tubing, sink, cabinets, water heater valued at $900 removed at 2417 Impala , May 26. Residence entered and Wii system, games, controllers, camera valued at $1,200 removed at 10764 Valiant Drive, May 26. Attempt made at 4907 Bluemeadow, May 26. Residence entered at 4015 Estermarie, May 25.

Criminal damaging

Window damaged at 3240 Banning Road, May 25. Window damaged at 3173 Springdale, May 28. Vehicle window damaged at 2771 Byrneside, May 29. Reported at 3627 Vernier Drive, May 29.

Criminal mischief

Lawn damaged at 700 Daleview, May 26.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Grange Court, May 27.

Weston Court, June 6. Vehicle driven through freshly poured concrete at 3736 Eyrich Road, June 6. Window broken at Bridgetown Middle School at 3900 Race Road, June 6. Two cans of paint thrown on driveway at 6076 Gaines Road, June 6. Rocks thrown through two windows at Lafary Construction at 2808 Blue Rock Road, June 7. Mechanical arm to driveway gate and two driveway lamps damaged at 2431 Countrylake Drive, June 8.

About police reports

Identity theft

Victim reported at 9287 Round Top Road, May 27.

Misuse of credit cards

Victim reported at 8723 Cranfield, May 30.

Receiving stolen property

Purse and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 9117 Zoellner Road, May 26.


GPS of unknown value removed from vehicle at 7234 Creekview, May 28. Ammunition valued at $640 removed at 11427 Swissvale Court, May 27. License plate of unknown value removed at 3158 Deshler Drive, May 30. Victim reported at 9251 Colerain Ave., May 30. Jewelry of unknown value removed at 10018 Skyridge, May 20. Purse and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., May 26. Video and currency of unknown value removed at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., May 28. Lawnmower valued at $350 removed at 2960 Windon Drive, May 30. PlayStation and DVDs valued at $270 removed at 5533 Old Blue Rock Road, May 31. $863 removed through deceptive means at 11865 Hamilton Ave., June 1. Concrete removed at 8285 Perkins Vallet Drive, May 31. Computer valued at $600 removed at 9845 Colerain Ave., May 30. Game system, keyboard, computer valued at $710 removed at 8703 Pippin Road, May 30.

Theft/misuse of credit card

Vehicle entered and debit card removed and used without consent at 8404 Lakevalley, May 20.

Unauthorized use of vehicle

Vehicle removed without consent at 2555 Wilson Ave., May 30.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile, 16, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia at 5479 Hyacinth Terrace, June 4. Juvenile, 16, possession of drugs at 5479 Hyacinth Terrace, June 4.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300.

Criminal mischief

Eggs thrown on home’s porch and sidewalk at 5720 Farlook Drive, June 4.


Criminal trespass

Suspect entered onto victim’s property without permission at 4316 North Bend Road, June 4.

Domestic dispute

Christopher R. Matre, 33, 3701 Harrison Ave. No. 5, possession of drugs at 3741 Glenmore Ave., June 6. Jake R. Pfalz, 18, 4884 N. Overlook Ave., drug paraphernalia at 3255 Ebenezer Road, June 7. Dominique Burrell, 25, 2715 East Tower Drive, obstructing official business at Glenway Avenue & Crookshank Road, June 7. Nicholas Miller, 23, 4470 Hubble Road, drug possession at 5800 Cheviot Road, June 9. Albert J. Savage, 48, 3120 Fredonia Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., June 8. Carla N. Sumner, 32, 4354 W. Eighth St., theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., June 8. David R. Harrell, 27, 4354 W. Eighth St., theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., June 8. Khayree Waller, 25, 1179 Atwood Ave., failure to comply at 3464 Robb Ave., June 8. John N. Forrester, 18, 3226 Greenway, drug paraphernalia at 3106 Glenmore Ave., June 8.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering

Television stolen from Lafary Construction at 2808 Blue Rock Road, June 7. Three computers and money stolen from Advantage Auto Insurance at 3985 Race Road No. 19, June 8.

Criminal damaging

Rocks thrown through windows at Super Harvest and former Fast Payday Loans at 5956 Colerain Ave., June 5. Window broken on door at Lafary Construction at 2808 Blue Rock Road, June 5. Two tires slashed on vehicle at 5857

Argument between parent and child at Homelawn Avenue, June 4. Argument between live-in partners at Cheviot Road, June 7.

Domestic violence

Physical altercation between man and woman at Ebenezer Road, June 4.


Prescription medicine stolen from home at 5719 Harrison Ave., June 4. Money stolen from three vehicles at 5732 Farlook Drive, June 4. MP3 player and money stolen from vehicle at 5846 Farlook Drive, June 4. Pair of boots and money stolen from one vehicle; and money, credit card and three gift cards stolen from second vehicle at 5955 Farlook Drive, June 4. MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 5899 Farlook Drive, June 4. MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 3364 Harmony Lane, June 5. Window broken on vehicle at 3351 Harmony Lane, June 5. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 5611 Cheviot Road, June 5. Car stereo, 100 CDs, seven DVDs and a pair of shoes stolen from vehicle at 5168 Ralph Ave., June 5. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 6778 Taylor Road, June 6. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 6772 Taylor Road, June 6. Money stolen from vehicle at 4825 Jessup Road, June 6. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 6427 Springmyer Drive, June 7.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Northeast Green Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on July 7, 2011 in the Trustees Meeting Room of the Green Township Administrative Complex, 6303 Harrison Avenue at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing Case GTBZA2011-03 filed by Jodi Hill, Williams-Shepherd Architects for owner, McDonald’s Real Estate Company. The applicant is seeking a zoning variance in conformance with Section 13-9.1 and Chapter 12 of the NEGT Zoning Resolution for approval of a new side by side drive-thru ordering station, proposed site rework and installation of seven new signs for property located at 5425 North Bend Road (550-0070-0311). The subject property is located in the “O” Retail/Multi Family District of the Northeast Green Township Zoning District. Location: 5425 North Bend Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45247 Parcels: #550-0070-0311-00 District: “O” Retail/Multi Family The appeal application is on file and is open to the public for inspection at the zoning office in the Green Township Administrative Complex at 6303 Harrison Avenue during regular business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attest: Thomas J. Straus, Clerk Adam Goetzman, Zoning Secretary 6663

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