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Colerain’s Fourth is Spectacular By Jennie Key

Colerain Township's 14th annual Fourth of July Spectacular brings it home this year with local favorites Naked Karate Girls providing the musical entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. Things get started early with the annual 4th of July Spectacular 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Monday, July 4. The event starts at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. You can sign up at the complex on Saturday, July 2, as well from 2 to 5 p.m. Race-day registration will be offered beginning at 6:30 a.m. For the evening festivities, Springdale Road will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to midnight on Monday, July 4. Those attending the fireworks may use shuttles or walk to the Colerain Township Administration Complex. Closures are from Poole Road to Flattop Drive. Yellowwood Drive will also be closed from Springdale Road to Thimbleglen Drive. Road closing sites will be staffed with Colerain Township Police officers. Residents and their guests will be allowed access to their home if it falls within the closed boundary until 9:30 p.m. No vehicular traffic will be allowed in the road closed area from 9:30 p.m. until the road reopens at midnight. Motorists who violate the closure may face a $100 fine. Free shuttles will be offered from Colerain Middle School, 4700 Poole Road, and Colerain High School, 8801 Cheviot Road, beginning at 5 p.m. and from Northgate Mall’s parking lot near

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the former Dillard’s beginning at 6 p.m. If you choose to walk, check out Alex’s Lemonade Stand from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at 3768 Springdale Road. Colerain Township resident Jennifer Combs says she’s heard of the pediatric cancer fundraisers, but never gets to participate. She’s taking the lemons by the peel and she and her son will sponsor one in hopes of catching folks on their way to the show. At the site, there will be free activities for the kids from 6-9:30 p.m. Fireworks with a patriotic soundtrack will end the night with a bang beginning at 10 p.m. The fireworks show is launched from behind the Colerain Township Public Works building. The viewing area is the Drew Campbell Memorial Commons that lies next to the government complex. This year’s soundtrack was put together by the fireworks crew, comprised of firefighters and volunteers. Assistant Chief Rick Niehaus said several members of the township's parks and services department serve as a support crew, helping set up the tubes from which the fireworks are launched and also with tear down work after the show. Admission is free and food and drinks are also available. No coolers. For more information, call 513-385-7503 or visit the Fourth of July Spectacular’s Web site at For more about your community, visit


The 2010 Colerain Township Fourth of July Spectacular lived up to its name last year, as thousands turned out for the big show. These starbursts were arching over the rotunda of the Colerain Township Administrative Complex.

New Clippard sprayground a hit with families By Jennie Key


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Nakaelah Peek, 6, loved the water buckets at the Clippard Park sprayground. She said they were her favorite feature. She came to the park with her mom Desiree Bennett.

Clippard Park’s new sprayground is making a big splash with kids and parents. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day through Labor Day, there are youngsters waiting for the water to start when the sprayground opens in the morning, and they are dancing on the spray heads for the last drops at the end of the day. Tom Bosarge, maintenance worker for Colerain Township, said youngsters and their families should follow the township’s guidelines for the water feature. There is no lifeguard or staff member on duty at the sprayground, so it’s “play at your own risk.” Parents should accompany youngsters under 12 to the sprayground and should monitor them for safety. The sprayground is motion

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than you would find in most public swimming pool, but the same kinds of sanitary issues arise. Bosarge said the water is closely monitored by park staff. A number of the staff have been to special classes offered by the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services addressing public health issues that arise with public water features, such as pools and spray grounds. Youngsters who are not toilettrained must wear a swimming diaper, and other youngsters should be encouraged to use the nearby restrooms, rather than urinate in the sprayground. Parents should not bring children who are sick to the sprayground, either. Bosarge said the sprayground operates from a pool of about 3,000 gallons of water, so it can be emptied and refilled in a couple of hours if necessary.

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Green Twp. hosting free concert, fireworks

La Salle grad leading cycling team across country By Kurt Backscheider

Drew Mathews had no idea how much the crosscountry bicycle ride he completed five years ago would impact his life. Six months after the Monfort Heights native arrived in Washington, D.C., to finish the 2006 Journey of Hope cycling trip in which he helped raise money and awareness for people with disabilities, he was diagnosed with leukemia. Mathews fought the cancer courageously, and in the process he had to have both of his hips replaced. “Little did I or anyone else realize just how big of an impact the Journey of Hope would have on me,” he said. “It’s because of the amazing people I met then, who were living their lives every day without allowing

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“Little did I or anyone else realize just how big of an impact the Journey of Hope would have on me.”

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their disabilities to stop them, which taught me how to face the challenges I had to endure.” Now cancer free and a senior at the University of Toledo, Mathews is once again making the 4,000mile trip across the country during this year’s Journey of Hope sponsored by Push America, an organization serving the needs of people with disabilities. The La Salle High School graduate is a crew chief this time around, leading a team of cyclists from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. His trip began Saturday, June 11, and ends in the nation’s capital Saturday, Aug. 13.





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Monfort Heights native Drew Mathews is leading a cycling team across the country to raise money and awareness for Push America, an organization serving people with disabilities. This is the second time Mathews, who is a cancer survivor, is taking part in the Journey of Hope. Mathews and his team began in San Francisco and will end in Washington, D.C. Mathews said the 63day journey, which covers an average of 80 miles a day, is all about spreading a message of acceptance and understanding for people with disabilities. The trip includes stops in towns throughout the country where team members meet people with disabilities and make new friends during friendship visits. “Your worst day on the bike may not come close to the challenges a person with a disability faces every day,” he said. The people he met in 2006 were the key to his success in fighting leukemia. He said they gave him the inspiration to never give up. “I learned to never take for granted each day I wake up, and I hope by returning I will be able to inspire others as they had inspired me.” One person he has

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already inspired is his mother, Molly McHugh. “I am very proud of him,” she said. “Drew has been through a lot since his last ride. I’m proud that he’s giving back and raising awareness for people with disabilities. “I’m blessed he is here,” she said. Drew said the word “journey” has truly described his life during the last few years. He said he sees this leg of the journey as nearly completing his triumph over cancer. “I have to wait to complete my full victory because my last four classes of my degree are only offered in the spring,” he said. “So until then I hope to help others as I have been helped.” For more about your community, visit greentownship.

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Green Township residents are invited to celebrate Independence Day with a concert and fireworks at Kuliga Park. The free concert and fireworks display is the only event scheduled as part of the 2011 Concert Series. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at the park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Randy Ludwig, public services foreman for the township, said the summer concert series typically featured three or four concerts at the park, but the economy forced sponsors to reduce contributions this year and the township had to cut back. “We decided if we’re only going to have one concert, we’re going to have this one,” he said. “This has always been our biggest night.” The patriotic event features three music acts this year, Ludwig said. Jason Kirby will perform from 5:30-6 p.m.; the Pete Wagner Band will take the stage from 6-8 p.m.; and Ooh La La and the Greasers will play from 8:30-10 p.m. Ludwig said Queen City Pyro Production will put on a fireworks display around 10 p.m. Ooh La La and the Greasers will then return to the stage and play a few more songs after the fireworks are finished. “We always try to have a good fireworks display,”

Ludwig said. Green Township Trustee Tracy Winkler said the Fourth of July concert and fireworks is one of her favorite township events. She’ll be on hand this year serving as master of ceremonies. “We felt this was the most important event to maintain,” she said. “Everyone always seems to really enjoy it.” Winkler said the celebration is very family-friendly, and it’s a great way to show our patriotism. “It’s just an important time for people to gather as a community and pay tribute to our country,” she said. Ludwig said community organizations and civic groups will set up booths at the park to sell food and drinks. Some of the food choices include hot dogs, burgers, funnel cakes, ice cream and other desserts. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. No alcohol may be brought into the park. Bus service begins at 5:30 p.m. Shuttles will run from J.F. Dulles Elementary School, Oak Hills High School and Our Lady of Visitation. Parking will also be available at Faith Fellowship Church, across from Kuliga Park. Parking at Kuliga is reserved for handicap and permit parking only. For more about your community, visit greentownship.

Sprayground “It’s not like a pool where you lose the whole day,” he said. Parks and Services Director Kevin Schwartzhoff said it’s nice to see Clippard Park being used and enjoyed by the families who come to the new park. “It took a while to get it open, but I think people appreciate everything the park has to offer,” he said. Bosarge agrees. “You go there on a Saturday, and the

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fields are in use, there are walkers, the skate park has people using it, the kids are enjoying the play ground and the sprayground, there is just a lot going on,” he said. “We have had so many positive comments from people who come and people in the neighborhood. It’s just a nice park.” For more about your community, visit coleraintownship.

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Green Twp. man pens community’s history By Kurt Backscheider

Joe Flickinger said it’s important people know about the history of the community in which they live. “It’s just neat to be able to see everything, and understand how things have changed and how, in some cases, things have stayed the same,” he said. The lifelong West Sider has written a book to help his fellow Green Township residents learn more about the history of the township. Flickinger, who grew up in Bridgetown and graduated from Oak Hills High School, recently published “A Bicentennial History of Green Township: Uncovering a Jewel in the Crown of the Queen City.” “It was definitely a labor of love,” said Flickinger, who teaches history at Northwest High School and lives in Bridgetown with his wife, Kathleen, and daughter, Erin. “There were a lot of late nights for me when I was writing it.” He said he was inspired to write the book after reading a book Green Township resident Jeff Lueders released in late 2006 titled “Hamilton County’s Green Township,” which gave a history of the township through photographs and short vignettes. “That was the thing that made me say, ‘What else happened,’” Flickinger said. “What was the full story?” Like Lueders, Flickinger said he worked closely with Paul Ruffing of the Green Township Historical Society, researching old documents, photo-


Green Township resident Joe Flickinger, who is a history teacher at Northwest High School, has published a book about the history of Green Township. The book chronicles the more than 200year history of the township. graphs and newspaper clippings. Flickinger said it took about two and half years to research and write the book. “It was a lot of fun,” he said. “I think it’s great finding out where we came from and how the community was shaped.” He said one of the most interesting things he learned while writing the book is that Green Township once had an airport – located in the area where

Eyrich and Neiheisel roads are now. “That was one of the big things that surprised me,” he said. He said the airport, called Frank Airport, was an airstrip with two runways that opened in 1929. Its use decreased when World War II started, and he said it closed in 1945. “Probably the biggest action the airport ever saw is when it served as a staging area during the flood of 1937,” he said. Flickinger said he hopes his book will give residents a sense of where they live. He said the book, which is filled with photographs and even delves into the meaning of the word “Kuliga,” celebrates the history and heritage of Green Township and its journey from an isolated frontier wilderness to being one of the largest townships in the state. “My biggest goal for this book is for people to have it on their coffee tables and be able to tell their friends, relatives, children and grandchildren about Green Township,” he said. Published by Heritage Books, it is available online at, or It is also available at Bridgetown Finer Meats and Dragan Barbering & Styling. For more about your community, visit

La Salle assemblies REAL ESTATE THIS WEEK new leadership team By Mark Schupp

Don Ruberg Jr. is the new executive director and Greg Tankersley is the new director of community development at La Salle High School. Under the direction of and in cooperation with Principal Thomas Luebbe, Ruberg and Tankersley will join a newly designed leadership team a La Salle. Luebbe will retain his position as principal, and maintain overall responsibility for the entire school with a main focus on school operations, specifically academics, student life, spirituality, technology and co-curricular activities. Ruberg’s responsibilities will include managing and enhancing business operations of the school and advancement. Tankersley will report to Ruberg and coordinate admissions, community/public relations, marketing and tuition assistance. “Don and Greg provide La Salle an infusion of innovation and business experience that will strengthen our school’s ability to provide an even more outstanding Catholic, Lasallian education for our current and future Lancer students. Our recent restructuring presented a timely opportunity to have these two individuals join our team while maintaining our fiscal responsibility,” according to Luebbe, principal since 1999. Ruberg graduated from La Salle in 1972. He was most recently president and CEO of FASCOR Inc. “Don represents the tradition of La Salle and also brings a new perspective with his business experience. He has the ability to communicate the Lasallian philosophy from his past experience with the school,” Luebbe said. He is a co-chairman of the La Salle High School Advancement Board, a member of a CEO Roundtable within the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Laureen live in the Monfort Heights-White Oak commu-

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Ruberg Tankersley nity and are the parents of three La Salle graduates: Tony, 1999, Andy, 2002, and Ray, 2004, and Ladaisia who attends St. Ignatius. They have also been active foster parents for the past 10 years. Tankersley has served on the board of Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio, the Hyde Park Blast and as chairman of the Cincinnati USA Regional Business Retention Committee. Most recently he was involved in the formation of the Greater Catholic Youth League and serves as an Executive Committee Member.

1. The real estate agent will meet with the sellers and evaluate the home and property. 2. He or she will do a market analysis to figure out the best price to list the house based on the neighborhood and comparable sales. 3. The agent may make suggestions for repairs or improvements that can help make the home more attractive to buyers. 4. The real estate agent may present a marketing plan that indicates where the home will be advertised. 5. He or she will write up a listing agreement and begin the process of marketing the home. 6. An open house for real estate brokers may be scheduled, also a caravan of brokers from the agents’ own real estate office and surrounding affiliates. 7. An open house for buyers will be scheduled. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 30 years and is a Certified Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation.


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June 29, 2011

BRIEFLY Shred Day 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

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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.

Savings noted

Springfield Township residents who are part of the gas and electric aggregation programs are saving money. Township Administrator Mike Hinnenkamp reported to trustees June 14 that residents and businesses with

Independent Energy instead of Duke, continue saving on utility bills. He said the first quarter gas rates resulted in the average household saving $15 and an average commercial customer saving $38. Electric rates showed savings of $92 for an average household and $187 for a commercial user.

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Congressman Steve Chabot will appear on the Waycross Community Media program “Waycross on Washington.”

Assistance with: Personal Hygiene Cooking Cleaning Laundry Transportation

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St. Vincent de Paul will have a collection truck at the Assumption Church parking lot July 16 and 17 for its Clean Out and Donate weekend. The collection truck will be attended before and after church services for donor

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The June 27 program can be replayed on Time Warner Cable Waycross government access channel, which is channel 23 in Greenhills, Forest Park and Springfield and Colerain townships. The program is scheduled for Wednesdays at 9 a.m., Fridays at 2 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 p.m. throughout July. Waycross Community Media coordinates community television and internet services for Forest Park, Greenhills, Springfield Township and Colerain Township. For information about Waycross Community Media production workshops, programming or volunteer opportunities, call the media center at 825-2429.




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Western Hills Exchange Club will be selling snow cones & wine coolers & American Legion Post #485 will be selling ice cream.


Rain out date July 4th.

5:30 AT Kuliga Park

FIREWORKS CELEBRATION & CONCERT Jason Kirby, Pete Wagner Band, and Ooh La La and the Greasers

Parking: Handicap and Permit Parking only at Kuliga Park. Bus Service starting at 5:30 p.m. from the following locations: • J.F. Dulles Elementary • Oak Hills High School • Our Lady of Visitation

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 AT Veteran’s Park

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VFW Post #10380 will sell beer at the July 3rd concert.

Please do not bring alcoholic beverages to the park.

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We Wish To Thank These Additional Sponsors: SPECIAL THANK YOU FOR PARKING: Faith Fellowship Church John Foster Dulles • Oak Hills High School • Visitation Kiwanis Club of White Oak - Monfort Heights Thelen Associates, Francis M. Hyle, CO., LPA, Cagney Weisker & Associates, MRW Inc.-Subway, Streibig & Haarmeyer Concrete, Wild Mike’s, Inc., Greater Cincinnati Handball Association, Murphy Insurance, JMA Consultants, Kiwanis Club of White Oak-Monfort Heights, T.J. Maxx, First Financial Bank, Charter Bus Service, The Geiler Company and Cincy Tool Rental.


convenience, and donor tax receipts will be available. Donations collected are distributed in surrounding communities through St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores. The church is located at 7711 Joseph St. in Mount Healthy. Call 521-7274.

St. Vivian event July 23

The inaugural social gathering for St. Vivian School alumni will be Saturday, July 23, at St. Vivian Parish, 7600 Winton Road The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. Mass (optional) followed by dinner and socializing (5:30-11:30 p.m.) in the Filippine Center, adjacent to the church and school. All alumni over 21 years of age are invited and encouraged to attend. Come catch up with your classmates. Renew friendships. Share your memories. Proceeds will support the St. Vivian School Alumni Scholarship Fund. Cost is $25 per person. To register go to and go to the left side of the page under Parish and click on register alumni 2011 gathering and fill in the information.

Free concerts

Springfield Township will have two free concerts for the community Tuesday, July 21, and Thursday, Aug. 4, both at The Grove, 9158 Winton Road. The July 21 concert features the Cincinnati Civic Orchestra performing Folk Music Inspires the Pops. The Ohio Military Band will be in concert Aug. 4. Both are free and from 7-9 p.m. There will be concessions available and those attending should bring lawn chairs for the Aug. 4 outdoor concert. For more information, call the township at 522-1410.

Compost class

Teaching folks how to compost food scraps and yard waste will be part of the Thursday, July 7, Farm Market of College Hill. The market is from 3-6:30 p.m. at 5742 Hamilton Ave. every Thursday through October. Go to for more information.

Recycling bin available

Colerain Township has a recycling bin available for residents to recycle located in the back parking lot behind the Senior & Community Center at 4300 Springdale Road. The bin is available 24 hours a day for residents. Items accepted include: newspaper, phone books, residential mixed paper, brown paper bags, magazines, No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars. Plastic grocery bags are not accepted but can be recycled at several area grocery stores. Call 385-7500 for information.

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Enjoy an abundance of historical facts, stories and pictures of Colerain Township, along with current township information, in Colerain Township's Historical Calendars. Assembled, published and sold by the La Salle Knights of Columbus, the calendars can be purchased for $5 at Colerain Township Administration Department, Stehlin's Meats, and the Information Booth in Northgate Mall. If you cannot make it to one of these locations, call Frank Scholle at 385-6110 to have one shipped to you. You can also call Scholle if you are interested in purchasing discounted back issues, or if you have pictures or information that could be included in future issues.


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


4.0 honor roll: Ashley Baker, Jessica Baker, Destiny Bishop, Alexander Paul Bungabong, Bodacious Crocker, Madeline Girts, Alexandra Hanna, Amanda Huy, Kimberly Koehlke, Chelsea Lawrence, Amanda Ludwig, Mackenzie Luensman, Sarah Mayer, Alexandra Roelofs, Davonte Smith and Tristan Snow. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Mecca Abdul Aziz, Jayme Ahr, Marisa Allinder, Tanner Blankenhagen, Kevin Bodnar, Lexi Campbell, Antenajia Carter, Keonte Chambers, Sterling Clark, Ahlexus Cooper, Selina Davis, Kassidy Dorsel, Carlos Flowers, Megan Foley, Alexis Ford, Casey Hintz, Rachel Huestis, Timothy Jergens, Lanceon Johnson, Sidney Kluener, Kelly McKee, Patricia Mincey, Fox Moeller, Tatyana Montgomery, Emily Mossman, Anthony Muir, Jalissa Penny, Rose Phillippo, Elizabeth Pickering, Nicole Rowland, Ashley Steiner, Jeremy Walden and Gerrell Wilson. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Jimena Alba, Steven Amato Jr., Donielle Anderson, Juan Rodriguez Astacio Jr., Wasim Azad, Alexis Bayer, Autumn Beverly, Jacques Bridges, Brian Caudill, Armon Clark, Kathleen Cook, Christopher Dumont, Amy Eckstein, Steven Farrell Jr., Reina Gaither, Abbigail Hines, Nicole Holler, Devonte Horsley, Darius Johnson, Layla Jones, Chappell Kelly, Jeylend Kitchen, Abigail Klei, Ashanti Lancaster, Leaesha Lindsey, Deserae Livesay, Anna McClain, Barbara Metzner, Wesley Mueller, Benjamin Orme, Tiffany Phillips, Khya Pitts, Lyndsey Race, Victoria Reese, DeVante Richards, Adrienne Rosen, John Ruehl, Jason Steele, Tara Stephenson, Kaela Thomas, Swisdy Tom, Ciara Walker, India Williams, Madeline Williams, Brianna Woods, Timothy Wright and Kevin Zaragoza.


4.0 honor roll: Aaryn Barnes, Brittany Parrish Beasley, Jermaine Brown Jr., Sarah Dixon, Meagan Dunn, David Farthing, Travis Faucett, John Fields, Mackenzie Fields, Jasmine Gooch, DeVonte Hunter, Ryan Huy, Elizabeth Jergens, Nolan Miller, Hannah Mossman, Derrick Purvis, Amanda Sheely and Christina Sorentino. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Raven Sweat, Jita Abhakara, Erica Allen, Myasha Bartel, Timothy Campbell, Christopher Carroll, Brooke Davis, Zachary Davis, Rebecca Dean, Bradley DeBildt, Tyler Faucett, Rachel Flick, Kyle Foley, Jessica Gadberry, Sabrina Goodman, Desiree Green, Jessica Hardison, Tessie Havig, Jessica Fiorini Hemmerly, Christopher Hoffman, William Ipox, Annie Kitchen, William McKinney II, De Tonio Mewborn, Laqueena Mitchell, Cameron Mueller, Tia Neal, Adetokunbo Okunoye, Lemar Packer, Katrina Peterson, Nhat Long Phan, Francesca Phillis, AnaMahliya Race, Courtney Richards, Amberly Robinson, Douglas Roll, Jan Romero, Kayla Sammons, Devin Shook, Kealohapau ole Snelling, Zackary Stamper, Alexa Steed, Nhi Trinh, Jerry Ulm III, Vincent Wellbrock and Brianna Williams. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Emily Alvis, Kelly Ashcraft, Mariah Baldwin, Anthony Bingham, Cody Brock, Brittany Bruce, Alexus Coleman, Ameer Daniels, Danielle Davis, Stephanie Denlinger, Sierra Dennis, Buma Masango Dibo, Brandon Dooley, Elizabeth Eggelmeyer, Joshua Garrett, Christopher Grant, Cody Grote, Rainie Haas, Nathan Hensley, Breeana Hinton, Raymond Hollars, Cameron Horne, Jessica Huber, Lindsey Huffman, Eric Hunn II, Bashar Jaffal, Brian Leonard, Jasmine Love, Brandon McAdams, Justin McKee, Kenneth Merchant Jr., Megan Mills, James Mills III, Cheyenne Murphy, Tyler Norton, Alexandria Patterson, Teonna Quarles, Sarah Reenan, Siera Rivera, Kaitlyn Rothert, Johnathon Russ, Marie Sarver, Ashley Smith, Brittany Smith, Sarah Smith, Jimmy Strunk, Troy Swearingen, Paul Sweeney, Kamree Thomas, Briana Webster, Damon White, Logan Williams and Hailey Williamson.


4.0 honor roll: Erica Beimesche, Jacquin Britton, James Cousett, Emily Hogeback, Thomas Mayer, Ciera Smith Mayes, Julie Metzner, Alexander Obermeyer, Jasmine Reid and Andrew Rowland. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Eder Aguilar, Richard Allphin, Shawn Bertsch, Kayla Bryant, Taylor Cherry, Rashad Cobbins, Sarah Cox, Bethany Dunn, Michelle Gingras, Delaney Green, William Gustafson, Chaz Gwinn, Tamara Johnson, Nathanael Jones, Cassandra Lynn, Jaclyn Mathis, Leah Merritt, Kayla Meyer, Ian Millard, Elisha Miller, Alexis Murphy, Aimee Radabaugh, Danielle Reed, Nefertiti Robinson, Kayla Rogers, Dawn Schoonover, Christina Steiner, Kelsey Swafford, Kimberly Tran, Kelly Wilhite and Amani Williams. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Kaitlin Arents, Stephan Beal, Alex Bergquist, Courtney Bonnett, Amanda Brandenburg, Cortney Evans, Joy Favors, Jordan Flemming, Rogelio Romero Garcia, Jack Giblin, Miesha Giles, Stephanie Herndon, Ashleigh Hobson, Jamilla Huff, Kayla Jackson, Steven Johnson, Jaunice Kent, Austin King, Nakeisha Litman, Ciara Luciano, Kayla McDonald, Lauren McElroy, Donald Newell, Kelsey Power, Rebecca Reed, Trey Rice, Jacob Ruth, Dion Schierloh, Katlynn Stevenson, Devin Thomas, Tyler Thomas, Ronald Turner, Robert Ward, Michael Washington Jr. and Matthew Wilson.


Math wis-dome


4.0 honor roll: Erika Agin, Michael Baldwin Jr., Erin Bates, Amber Cavallaro, Heather Clark, Demar Dogan, Nexxus Evans, Kamilah Howard, Jacob Kellerman, Samantha Kluener, Dorian Lackey, Keona Lowe, Chelsea May, Kayla Miller, Ashley Moore, Khanhhien Nguyen, Cimarra Pierman, Lindsay Robertson, Joey Va and Cory Wendling. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Colton Agin, Taylor Aho, Jonathan Bouie, Stephen Burbage, DeVaughn Crawford, Jordan Crawford, Alexandra Curd, Ashley Dawson, Steven Dixon, Christopher Douglas, Tyler Dunn, Brandon Emerson, Tanae' Foster, Joshua Gray, Samantha Griffith, Briana Hayes, Katlynn Henn, Lauren Hensley, Tyler Hoehn, Amonte Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Andrew Jones, Alex Klei, Miriah McDonald, Lauren Merkle, Joshua Miller, Austin Miller, Joseph Morano, Samantha Paluga, Brandi Penny, Khanh Vy Phan, Daniel Preston II, Robert Rider, Lars Rohde, Brian Russo, Tierra Shelton, Bethany Shepherd, Donald Singhoff III, Jonathan Siragusa, Kelly Sorn, Jeremy Spohr, Nhat Ha Tran, Miranda Valletti and Ki Asia Weathington. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Lewis Agin, Adam Allinder, Paige Anderson, Nicolas Bennie, Damarko Bourrage, Kristen Bridges, Aaryn Brown, Jennifer Carmack, Marcus Cash, Adrian Clark, Cory Cook, Alyssa Davis, Aleema Dawson, Danielle Day, Thomas Estes, Thomas Gaines, Sara Garrett, Johnathan Garrison, Erica Goecke, Kyle Groene, Jacob Haddix, Chelsea Hale, Jacob Hapner, Carey Henderson III, Ashley Heyne, Jordan Hiser, Staci Hudson, Savannah Huegel, Danielle Hunn, Rebecca Hunt, Riley Itskin, Aundrea Ipox Johnson, William Jones, Michael Kinderman, James Klinefelter, John Lehmkuhl, Joseph Mascari, Chelsea Metzcar, Jaylen Neri, Kathleen Nesbitt, Jasmine Newman, Justin Parker, Megan Reed, Trevion Rice, Zachary Robinson, Rose Smith, Dalton Spears, Brian Strickland, Bryan Taylor Jr., Shanice Trotter, Steffan VanSteelandt, Nia White, Dylan Whitener, Tiera Williams and Jerry Yancy.

McAuley High School sophomores in Paul Kirila’s geometry class constructed domes to reinforce the concepts of similarity and similar triangles. In the icosahedral geodesic dome project, both isosceles and equilateral triangles were constructed from cardboard, then assembled using only staples and glue. The domes are freestanding with no interior or exterior supports. Pictured with the finished dome are, from left, Nadine Douglass, Courtney Merritt and Taylor Bove.

Winning academics

The St. James School eighth-grade academic team won the La Salle Academic Invitational, beating nine other teams. The seventh-grade team finished third, also competing against nine other teams. Pictured from left are seventh-grade team members and teachers Alex Bellman, Sam Peter, Lisa Driggers, Jake Junker, Jeffrey Bogenschutz, Emily Fromhold, Luke Lampe and Ann Crase. PROVIDED

Butler Tech students

Honor roll: Krystal Asher, Micah Banres, Tiffany Beavers, Lanaya arlisle, Justin Carter, Andrew Cassero, William Davis, Jeanna Dettone, Cassie Easton, Heather Estridge, Amber Granville, Patrick Hoard, Quayya Jackson, Aleena King, Kristen Minges, Jordan Mirus, Courtney Moore, Monique Ntumba, Jeremy Purvis, Katlin Reedy, Karalyn Rhoades, Anthony Rothert, Cierra Ruffin, Adam Theders, Timosha Washington, Chloe White-Miller and Rebecca Wissel.

Math Bowl


Eighth-grade team members and teachers are, from front left, Inessa Chandra, Alex Busker and Andrea Betsch; second row, Sherry Kembre, Mary Dickman, Pam Vollman, Aiden Fries, Chris Merritt, Megan Quattrone and Sister Debbie Lloyd.


Seven juniors and four sophomores from McAuley High School participated in the 26th annual Math Bowl at the University of Cincinnati. The two junior teams and the sophomore team had to solve two sets of problems using their mathematical skills, problem-solving strategies and creativity. The junior team of Gabrielle Bolin, Sarah Pierce and Samantha Rack received the highest rating, superior. The remaining junior team (Kelly O’Shaughnessy, Marie Stevenot, Zoe Widmer and Megan Williams) and the sophomore team (Samantha Nissen, Olivia Schaefer, Brenna Silber and Claire Tonnis) each earned excellent ratings. The students were accompanied to the competition by math teachers Barb Hekler and Jan Huxel. Pictured from front left are Marie Stevenot, Gabrielle Bolin, Sarah Pierce and Zoe Widmer; second row, Claire Tonnis, Samantha Nissen, Samantha Rack, Kelly O’Shaughnessy, Megan Williams and Brenna Silber.

Student teachers


McAuley High School French IV seniors Delaney Campbell, Katy Flanigan, Megan Kaake, Laura Schamer and Tayler Thress, along with teacher Ellen Schaf, traveled weekly to St. Ignatius School during their last period of the day to work with students. They taught the children numbers, colors, body parts, sports and useful expressions in French. They played games, sang French songs, read stories and discussed French culture. A group of St. Ignatius students planning a trip to France got some extra, in-depth tutoring from the McAuley seniors in preparation for their journey. Pictured from left are Delaney Campbell, Tayler Thress and Katy Flanigan.


Northwest Press


June 29, 2011

HONOR ROLL McAuley High School

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


First honors: Bradie Anderson, Abigail Ball, Jessica Bloemer, Sydney Brown, Shannon Bubenhofer, Lauren Campbell, Jessica Conway, Kerrie Dailey, Gabrielle Dangel, Kaitlin Delape, Danielle DiLonardo, Annalise Eckhoff, Candisse Fejer, Alyssa Fulks, Megan Fulton, Hannah Geckle, Taylor Gelhausen, Olivia Justice, Kierra Klein, Emily Klensch, Clare Knecht, Madison Knecht, Rachel Koize, Abigail Meeks, Cara Molulon, Megan Mulvaney, Julia Newsom, Heather

Oberjohann, Leah Obert, Elaine Parsons, Brianna Poli, Courtney Pomfrey, Mariah Robinson, Lynn Schutte, Paige Scott, Madeline Staubach, Ellen Steinmetz, Emma Webb, Madison Woodard and Amanda Ziegler. Second honors: Kaitlin Baum, Jessica Beal, Emily Benintendi, Kristin Betsch, Anna Buczkowski, Brianna Burck, Katelyn Burkhart, Taylor Buttelwerth, Kristen Clark, Alycia Cox, Courtney Criswell, Madison Dauer, Grace Folz, Madyson Goist, Erin Harrington, Carly Hellmann, Annamarie Helpling, Julia Hoffmann, Lindsey Kauffman, Margaret Keller, Emily Knollman, Mackenzie Koenig, Nicole Kuchenbuch, Jennifer Moeller, Alison Moore, Veronica Murray, Erin

Nauman, Kathryn Olding, Megan Packer, Holly Rack, Jillian Rapien, Carrie Raterman, Alexandra Rauf, Emily Richter, Margaret Roettker, Sydney Rosselot, Abby Schindler, Madeline Schmidt, Madison Sillies, Meghan Sontag, Rachel Spade, Carly Speed, Ellie Thiemann and Keirstin Thompson.


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John Paul II Catholic School

The following students earned honors for the fourth quarter of the 20102011 school year.

Sixth grade

First honors: Will Alander, Claire Alverston, Jonathan Birdsong, Timothy Cook, Emily Engel, Casey Evans, Elijah Flerlage, Casandra Fulks, Jack Gildea, Maria Hemmelgam, Samuel Johnstone, Emma Karle, Ashley Kuchenbuch, Anthony Luken, William McCullough, Erin Parsons, Jacob Sauer, Maxwell Scheff, Kira Staubach, Blaise Stephens, Michael Vesprani, Darryl Whitehead II, Ally Woeste and Connor Yauss. Second honors: Trevor Ballinger, Zac Baur, Nick Beck, Madison Dees, Conner Grady, Joey Knight, Cameron Madden, Fola O’NealAkerele, Alexis Powers, Seth Ruebusch, Holly Ryczek, Josie Ryczek, Brian Schnedl, Vaughn Steele and Ashley Thom.

Seventh grade

First honors: Jake Blaut, Henry Bollmer, Nic Brehm, Andrew Bren, Corrie Bridgeman, Kyle Butz, Nicholas Gerdes, Max Grimann, Peter Glassmeyer, Karin Jacobsen, Jenna Johnstone, Wesley King, Elizabeth Maloney, Michael Nichols, Alexis Reynolds, Hailey Scully, Drew Suffoletta, Danielle Szczepanski, Zachary Thomas, Christofer Trentman and Jack Wesseli. Second honors: Christopher Arnold, Brittany Jerger, Jeremy Larkin, Mackenzie McCoy, Libby Moore, Bradley Packer and Julie Treinen.

Eighth grade

First honors: Brennan Bollmer, Kyle Chaulk, Ashley DeBurger, Rebecca DeBurger, Austin Franklin, Samantha Girdler, Donovan Hill, Drew Horton, Keion Humphrey, Lindsey Ollier, Sara Peyton, Olivia Roll, Brent Taylor and Hanna Thomas. Second honors: Julia Cason, Molly Doran, Nicholas Grimes, Avery Larkin, Sarah O’Shaughnessy, Caitlin Rieman, Sam Scheff and Alex Vinegar.

Gamble Montessori School

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20102011 school year.

Seventh grade

A Average: Christina Uetrecht. B Average: Sarah Dunn and Gabrial Fischer.

Eighth grade

B Average: Alexus Edmonds and Jana Twitty.


A Average: Christiana Somers B Average: Zoe Priestle and Veronica Uetrecht.


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A Honors: Briana Collins and Andrew Uetrecht. A Average: Gabrielle Allen and Jenelle Belcher. B Average: Michael Franklin and Laukita Mathews.


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Former locals Steam-rolling the competition

By Tony Meale

Billy O’Conner sure seems to have a handle on this whole managing thing. O’Conner, a first-time manager, has led the Cincinnati Steam (9-1 entering play June 24) to their best start in the six-year history of the franchise. “We’ve had a lot of timely hitting,” O’Conner said, downplaying the hot start to his managerial career. “Our team batting average is one of the worst in the league, but we’ve done it when we’ve needed it in the clutch.” Of course, “clutch” has taken on a whole new meaning for the Steam, as tight games have been the theme of the season. They started 3-0 – winning each game by one run – and seven of their nine victories have been by two runs or fewer. “I think they’re a confident group that plays loose,” O’Conner said. “You keep the same approach in your first at-bat in the first inning as you do in your last at-bat in the ninth inning. The pressure’s not pushing down on them.” O’Conner likely has something to do with that. The 2005 Elder High School grad is only a couple of years older than his players. “I relate to them pretty well because it wasn’t that long ago I was playing myself,” said O’Conner, who played two years at Indiana, two years at Xavier and spent some time in the minors. “They’re a good group of guys.” O’Conner plans to give all his players a chance to develop, but make no mistake – he wants to win games, too. “They’re equally important,” he said. “We give everybody a chance, and the guys who are producing more get more at-bats.” Three players who have made the most of their opportunities are center fielder Nick Priessman (Eastern Illinois /Colerain), right fielder Jake Proctor (Cincinnati/Oak Hills) and

Locals enjoy standout summer for Steam Several former preps standouts have played key roles for the Cincinnati Steam this summer:

• Nick Priessman

Priessman, a 2009 Colerain High School graduate, will be a junior at Eastern Illinois University. “I love the way he plays the game,” Steam manager Billy O’Conner said. “He busts his butt offensively, defensively and on the bases. He’s a good leadoff hitter and gets a lot quality atbats. He battles. He gets on base, and he causes all kinds of problems.” After hitting just .074 in 27 at-bats as a freshman at Eastern Illinois, Priessman played in 39 games and hit .286 with 16 runs and 10 RBIs as a sophomore. He hit .357 (15-for-52) out of the leadoff spot and .391 with runners in scoring position. He was also 5-for-7 with runners on third and two outs and had seven multi-RBI games. “I was just working with my coach, getting in the weight room and getting stronger,” Priessman said of his improvement. “Your hands get quicker, you see the ball better – after two years of facing college pitching, you start to hit better. Hopefully I can keep it going.” Priessman, a switch-hitter, hopes to improve from the right side of the plate. He also wants to become a better bunter and improve his arm strength in the outfield. He said he is enjoying his time on the Steam. “I love Billy as a coach,” Priessman said. “I like having a younger person coach us. He’s first baseman Kevin Bower (Miami of Ohio). “Those three guys offensively have been carrying us,” O’Conner said. “They really set the tone for us and do a great job.” O’Conner said before a June 23 night game against Xenia that he wanted his team to be more balanced on offense; well, he had to be happy with the evening’s results. Trailing 1-0 through two innings, the Steam erupted for four runs in the third and the fourth, added five more in the sixth and tacked on two more in the eighth. It all amount to a 15-3 thrashing. The 15 runs were a season-high, as

so much more laid back. He can relate to us better, we can joke around with him, say whatever to him – he’s just a great coach.” Priessman was a three-year letterman in football and baseball at Colerain. As a senior, he was a finalist for the “That’s My Boy” Award and was named Northwest Press Sportsman of the Year. Priessman admitted he misses football but is glad he pursued baseball in college. “I miss football terribly,” Priessman said. “There are days during the football season that I really wish I could play, but football’s like a job. So I think I’m just going to stick with baseball. Baseball’s my true love.”

• Tim Issler

The 2008 St. Xavier graduate will be a junior at Ball State University and is in his third summer as a member of the Cincinnati Steam. “Tim’s been solid for us in the field, and he’s had a few big games for us at the plate,” Steam manager Billy O’Conner said. “He brings a lot of experience. He’s been with this team the last three years, so he knows what it’s like to go through it.” As a freshman at Ball State, Issler started 27 of 28 games, primarily at third base, and hit .313 to go along with nine multihit games. He played in 20 games as a sophomore and had a career-high three RBIs against Michigan in May. Issler enjoyed a stellar preps career in which he hit over .400 and led the Bombers to 20+ wins as a senior. were the 16 hits. The usual suspects did their damage, as Proctor went 3-4 with 2 RBIs, two doubles, three runs and two steals; Priessman had a triple, an RBI and scored a run; and Bower went 2-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs. But several other plays stepped up, including Tim Issler (Ball State/St. Xavier), who went 2-4 with two RBIs, and Matt Williams (Cincinnati/CHCA), who went 2-6 with a triple, an RBI and a stolen base. He also scored three runs. “If some of the guys who are struggling can pick it up, and the guys who are hit-



Colerain High School graduate and Eastern Illinois University baseball player Nick Priessman is once again playing for the Cincinnati Steam. Manager Billy O’Conner said Priessman is one of three players who has carried the Steam to their best start in the six-year history of the franchise. ting well keep playing strong, I think we’ll be even better than we’ve shown,” O’Conner said. Other highlights of the season include: • The Steam won their season-opener with a 5-4 walk-off win over Xenia June 11, as shortstop Patrick Paligraf (Xavier/ Indianapolis Cathedral) did the honors. The Steam also got an RBI from Daniel Rod (Xavier/Anderson) and runs from Priessman and Brett Cisper (Northern Kentucky/Moeller). • The Steam won their first road game, 3-2 over Grand Lake June 13. Williams scored the gametying run. • The Steam improved to 3-0 after beating defending Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League champion Hamilton 2-1 June 14. • The Steam swept Stark County in a double-header June 19, winning 3-2 in the first game and 3-1 in the second. Priessman went 2-4 with a double, stole a base and scored a run in the opener and went 1-1 with a double two walks and a steal in the nightcap. David Roper (Walsh/Princeton) made his Steam debut in the second game and got the win; he allowed one run and struck out seven in five innings. • Proctor went 1-3 with

a double and an RBI in a 42 win over Lexington June 22. Austin Rexroat (Eastern Kentucky/Anderson) got his first win, and Zach Isler (Cincinnati/Covington Catholic) got his third save of the summer. The 15-3 win over Xenia was a nice change of pace for the Steam, but as evidenced above, O’Conner

St. Xavier High School graduate and Ball State University baseball player Tim Issler is playing for the Cincinnati Steam this summer. Here, he takes some practice swings during warmups before a home game against Xenia June 23. The Steam won 15-3. said his team has no problem playing in close games. “We play good fundamental baseball, and we give ourselves a chance to win,” he said. “If it’s close late, we’ve got confidence we’re either going to hold on to the lead or come back late and win.”


Tim Issler slaps a single in his first at-bat against Xenia. Issler is in his third summer for the Steam.


Nick Priessman, right, and teammate Daniel Rod (Xavier/Anderson) pal around before taking the field during a home game against Xenia June 23. The Steam won 15-3.

Underestimated X tennis in state finals By Tony Meale


St. Xavier senior-to-be Elliot Bostick of Mt. Lookout helped the Bombers to a state runner-up finish in 2011.


St. Xavier 2011 graduate Ed Broun was a first-team all-league performer for the Bombers.

At a scheduling meeting last October, St. Xavier High School tennis coach Russ King caught wind of an intriguing conversation. “I overheard a couple coaches talking,” King recalled, “and they said, ‘Well, at least we don’t have to worry about St. X next year.” The trendy theory was that the Bombers, which had won five straight district titles, were due for a down year after graduating six seniors in 2010. “I told one of my assistants, ‘You know, it’s not going to be as easy as it’s been the last five years,’” King said. “‘But I don’t think they should count us out just yet.” King was right. St. Xavier won its sixth district title and advanced to the state Final Four for the eighth time in 11 years, finishing runner-up. The Bombers defeated Walsh Jesuit in the semifinals May 29 in Columbus before falling to Toledo St. John’s 3-1 in the final. So much for the down year so many anticipated. “We probably did a lot better than anybody expected us to do,” King conceded.

Still, it’s hard to be surprised by a program that won four straight state titles from 2006 to 2009 and has won the Greater Catholic League every year since 1968. Perhaps the Bombers’ top performer this year was 2011 graduate Devin Bostick of Mt. Lookout, who was named GCL-South Player of the Year. “That first singles spot is really difficult, especially since we played well over half of the top 10 teams in the state,” King said. “But Devin did a good job of what we call ‘holding your place.’ He lost to some guys he probably wasn’t going to beat, but we held that first single spot so our second and third singles guys could be effective.” Bostick, it should be noted, defeated several talented players this year, including Mason’s Miguel Cepeda, and will play tennis at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. St. X juniors-to-be Matt Duma of Montgomery and Matt Santen of Mt. Lookout benefited the most from Bostick’s willingness to take on the No. 1 role. Both earned second-team all-league honors. “They played really tough competition,” King said. “They both lost a couple of matches they probably

shouldn’t have, but they’re only (going to be juniors). It’ll be tough for teams to beat both of them next year.” Seniors-to-be Elliot Bostick of Mt. Lookout and Don Baverman of Green Township were first-team, all-league at first doubles, while 2011 grads Ed Broun of Anderson Township and Casey Leary of Loveland earned firstteam honors at second doubles. Senior-to-be Eric Salomon also contributed. St. X finished second in the final city poll to Sycamore, which beat the Bombers in the regular season. The Bombers, however, beat the Aviators 3-1 in the district finals. “It came down to a couple of points in doubles,” King said. “Sycamore’s a really good team. They’re probably as good as anybody in the state.” Although St. X returns several key performers next year, King doesn’t see the Bombers as the area’s 2012 preseason No. 1. “It’d be pretty hard to see us that way,” King said. “Mason and Sycamore will probably battle it out for district and whoever wins that should win state next year.” Of course, that doesn’t mean you should count out St. X. That, as recent history indicates, is a bad idea.



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Trustee Ritter gives update on Colerain township My semi-annual updates on Colerain Township and the trustees’ activities have traditionally always seemed to balance strengths and positives with an honest assessment of concerns and threats, and the first half of 2011 is no exception. The streetscape project on Colerain Avenue, including the town square at the corner of Colerain and Springdale, continues to progress. The design phase is nearly complete, and we could break ground and begin burying utility lines by late fall. The town square will also include a memorial to the township’s personnel who perished in the line of duty, as well as our armed service veterans. I believe the overall streetscape initiative will have a “triple-play” effect to: help revitalize Northgate Mall, attract more business to the Colerain Avenue corridor, and perhaps most importantly, improve the profile, appearance, and image of Colerain Township. Public safety continues to be a very high priority, and I believe several initiatives in the first half of 2011 will improve our policing capabilities. First, the township purchased the old Groesbeck Tavern (for a

modest sum of $40,000), and is in the process of converting it into a community resource center for the police department. I want to thank all Community of our residents Press Guest and business Coloumnist owners who have volunJeff Ritter teered and contributed to this effort. An increased police presence in that area of the township will make a huge difference. Secondly, the board approved the hiring of two additional sworn officers to assist with “street-level crime.” Although the police levy that passed in 2007 did not fund these additions, I am confident that we will still meet and possibly even surpass our commitment to make that levy last at least five years, due to improved efficiencies and periodic staff vacancies during the last three years. Lastly, two Hamilton County Sheriff deputies were converted from patrol duty to complement our own Colerain Police Department undercover unit that was established in 2007. Preserving the township’s

Funding source reduced

Amount of reduction

Ohio Local Government Fund (General Fund)

25 percent at July 1, 2011; another 25 percent at July 1, 2012

2011 – $113,000 2012 – $340,000 2013 and thereafter – $450,000

Ohio Estate Tax (General Fund)

Elimination at Jan. 1, 2013

2011 – $0 2012 – $0 2013 and thereafter – $1.2 million

Tangible Personal Property Tax (replacement payments)

Phased-in starting at July 1, 2011; with full elimination in 2013

2011 – $352,000 2012 – $705,000 2013 and thereafter – $1.1 million 2011 – $465,000 2012 – $1 million 2013 and thereafter – $2.7 million

TOTALS financial stability without raising your taxes continues to be a very high priority for me. For the last year, I have advocated reasonable spending restraint in order to address not only the structural deficit that exists with our “General” Fund (which funds most nonsafety service departments like public works, parks, zoning, and the senior center), but more significantly, the deep cuts in revenue that we receive from the state that are expected in 2012 and beyond. These cuts can be summarized in three primary

areas, based on the bills that were passed by the Ohio House and Senate (all reductions referenced are vs. the 2010 baseline). As many local communities struggle with record deficits and unsustainable budgets, we have no choice but to get the cost of government under control. I abhor the war on the middle class that's been waged by decades of politicians in all levels of government who keep raising our taxes because they're too afraid to have an honest conversation with their constituents and make tough deci-


Finding inspiration from his columns Billy Glisson found out about Father Lou Guntzelman’s death when he inquired where he might see Father Lou preach. Thank you so much for emailing me back in regards to Father Lou. I’m so grateful that you took the time to email me about his passing. At first I was very excited I even received a response. I first observed the email on my smart phone and was very excited someone, or even Father, took the time to respond to me. Then at a stop light I opened up the email and read your message. It was like receiving news that a family member had just passed suddenly. Very odd for me to react this way, I’m usually the tough one of the group. I hope somehow Father knows how he affected and influenced myself and the beginnings of interest of my wife! Which I will tell you that is a tough nut to crack! I don’t know if our story is worth printing, here goes. We moved here a almost two years ago from out west due to a job promotion and transfer. My wife had never left her home area her first 35 years of her life, and then after 18 years being married to me my job

takes her 2,000 miles away from all of her family. One can only imagine the adjustment, strain and test of faith that one goes through during this period. I grew up in Michigan, coming back this way was exciting in a sense. We receive the Florence Recorder and I began to read it to get acquainted with the local activities, which at times seemed like fruitless activity due to the challenges as a family we were going through in the beginning. Then I began to read Father’s articles. Of course at first I just thought, “Oh, what does this Catholic priest have to say about life?” I was very pleasantly surprised of his articles. I began to leave them out in the open for the wife to read, then I found myself cutting them out and saving them. Then I cut out his article about fear at the Olympics and took it into work, and used it as a intro as how we can as people be better at life as well at work. Over the past year and half I have done this three to four times, and the response from the team members I’m responsible for has been so positive towards the morale of the staff. Father Lou’s ability to capture the essence of life from a faith perspective, as

well as real life events and feelings, are like those I have only experienced from three priests that this lifelong Catholic has come across. His challenge was not only to be Catholic but to be Christian and human at the same time. He gave you a perspective I’m sure enticed anyone who was reading his words to stop and reflect, then think how can they apply to their life. We must not think that his work is lost now. We must take what he has taught us and continue with his mission of teaching us how to have a strong and unwavering faith in God and ourselves, even with all of our faults. I can only hope you will continue his articles as all of the major newspapers have with Charles Schultz and the “Peanuts” comic strip. To allow us to enjoy and bring us down slowly from his words that only now can be lived through the flock of sheep he oversaw. I will say a prayer tonight for Father Lou and you for allowing us to enjoy his articles. Thank you again very much. Billy Glisson Union, Ky.

Readers on the Web react to Guntzelman’s passing Here are some of the comments Father Lou Guntzelman’s readers left at after hearing about his passing last week. “I’m very sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed reading Father Lou’s columns.” yankeedoodle127 “This news hurts my heart. I’m not Catholic, but I have been reading, enjoying and saving Father Lou’s columns for years now. I hope that the Community Press will consider re-printing all of his columns in some sort of memorial book form. The proceeds could go to a charity that he chose, or perhaps to the research foundation of his particular cancer? I would definitely buy a compilation that included all of his columns! RIP Father Lou – you touched more people than you know.” bombermama10 “Father Lou’s columns were compiled into a couple of paperbacks. I bought

Estimated annual impact to Colerain Twp.

them years ago at Borders, I believe. They are listed on Amazon: “So Heart and Mind May Fill” and “A Country Called Life.” itcouldbeyou “I will miss his columns and his wisdom. Adieu.” LivingSimply “A Humble Servant. A Good Shepherd. You will be missed, Father Lou.” ensembleme “From a skeptic and definite nonCatholic: Father Lou, your columns inspired me and helped me grow in a transitional period in my life. I will miss you very much.” itcouldbeyou “Rest in peace Father Lou. You touched many lives with your kindness and wisdom. You will be dearly missed.” Eastofparadise

“Father Lou was a phenomenal person who demonstrated concern, compassion, faith and confidence in people. He truly was a Renaissance man and he had more to do than anyone else in developing my adult faith in God. “He once told a story of his mother Eleanor who raised him from his childhood after his father died. He talked about her courage in getting up and going to work every day to support her family and rear them as good Catholics. He was inspirational whether he gave a sermon, met you in Kroger or teased other priests at Good Shepherd. “I believe it was not a coincidence that he died so shortly after Larry Kinley, whom he taught at Purcell and then to Good Shepherd as the cantor. They made a great pair and those who knew both of them are blessed. “Thank you, Father Lou. Thank you, Larry.” BudfromBlueAsh

sions. The very last thing I want is for the Colerain Township Board of Trustees to become the northwest version of Cincinnati City Council. We have a lot to feel good about in Colerain Township, and I continue to remain optimistic about the future despite some of the budget challenges that lie ahead of us. I sincerely hope the rest of the summer is a safe and enjoyable one for you and your families. Jeff Ritter is the vice president, Colerain Township board of trustees.

CH@TROOM Last question

Should Green and Colerain townships fight HUD and CMHA from putting more Section 8 housing in the townships even if it ends up costing the townships money? Why? Why not? “Colerain and Green have become the dumping grounds for Section 8 housing. Let some other communities get their fair share. “The rise in crime Next question and lowered home Do you think values quickly off Afghanistan’s military is sets any financial ready to take gain. Go Figure!” responsibilty for fighting T.D.T. Taliban insurgents as the U.S. begins a troop “HUD suggest drawdown in July? that Section 8 recipiEvery week The ents desire to live in Northwest Hills Press asks a nice township and readers a questions that want to ‘conform’ or they can reply to via e‘rise’ to the stanmail. Send your answers to dards of that townwesternhills@communityp with “chatroom” ship. in the subject line. “Hog wash! What will ‘rise’ will be assaults, litter, graffiti, loud music, robberies, drugs, burglaries and eventually prostitution, shootings, rape, etc. etc. “It will cost us far more in city services and depreciative home values than the grant money we would lose for opting out of the cooperation agreement with HUD. “If you have the slightest doubt -, just drive through area’s with ample sec tion 8 housing, research the property values and crime statistics and you will see the unfortunate reality of Section 8 ‘conforming’ to those once nice neighborhoods.” J.H.R. “Yes, one only has to look to what HUD did to Price Hill and Westwood years ago they were the finest neighborhoods in the city” L.S. “I think Green and Colerain townships should fight the additional Section 8 housing and continue to do so until equity has been reached in all Cincinnati neighborhoods. “All you have to do is look at what such housing has done to neighborhoods. “Property values are going down on their own and certainly we don’t need any ‘help’ from Section 8 housing in this downward spiral.” B.N.

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Pat and Margie Brand of Mount Airy had the Northwest Press with them when they stopped at the lighthouse on Lake Erie’s Marblehead peninsula.

Readers on vacation Northwest Press readers travel far and wide, and some take their hometown paper, the Northwest Press along. Here are a number of your neighbors sharing their vacation experiences. If you would like to share your photo of the Northwest Press in a vacation getaway, email Glenda and Joe Lechler celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family cruise to Alaska. Along on the cruise were Doris and Andy Lechler, Kathy, Joe, Alex and Michael Feiertag, Pam, George, Andrew and Daniel Isfort, and Mary and Tom Reddy.


Cousins Michael Droppelman, Ashley Droppelman and Samantha Karmer took the Northwest Press along on a trip to Bonita Springs, Fla.

The Capozzolos, Millers, Fowkeses and Kissings took the Press along when they spent a week in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Carl and Pat Seng are pictured at Harrison’s Cave, Barbados, while cruising the Eastern Caribbean.


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

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Monte Carlo/Dance, 7 p.m.-midnight, Powel Crosley Mansion, 2366 Kipling Ave., Includes bingo, casino games, auction, line dancing and food. Benefits Ladies Auxiliary and Project WESTT, a new prison ministry program for women. $20. Tickets required. Presented by Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary. 407-7454; email Mount Airy.



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 6 classes; $5 per class. 7418802; Colerain 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 L Y 1


Summer Feeding and Enrichment Program, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. 385-0755; Mount Healthy.


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.


Movie in the Lot, 8:30-10 p.m., Light of the World Ministries, 5915 Colerain Ave., “Up!” Movie begins at dusk. Free. 385-5448; Green Township.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. 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. 728-3551, ext. 406; Colerain Township.

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. 9467755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7755; Colerain Township.


Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Harbor. Dixieland jazz with Red Cat Jazz Band. Bring seating. Grill menu is under $5 and includes burgers, hot dogs, metts or brats with a bag snack. Drinks include bottled soft drinks, water and beer. 521-7275; 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 L Y 3


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.


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


Using Strengths to “Right Fit” Your Career, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Three session workshop is for those who are either in a “wrong fit” job or in the job search mode, but are not participating in the Family Life Center’s Job Search Group. Includes exercises and take assessments to identify strengths. If interested in completing StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, available for $15. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

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Council Meetings, 7 p.m., Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road, Presented by Village of Greenhills. 825-2100; Greenhills. Summer Feeding and Enrichment Program, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. 385-0755; Mount Healthy.


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.


Evening Adult Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


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


Dog’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Graeter’s, 899 W. Galbraith Road, Dogs receive a free sample of Frosty Paws, a healthy frozen treat, with no added sugar, artificial flavors or colors. Pet owners can choose from more than 20 flavors of ice cream, including the seasonal summer flavors. 721-3323; Finneytown. Dog’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Graeter’s, 9356 Colerain Ave., Dogs receive a free sample of Frosty Paws, a healthy frozen treat, with no added sugar, artificial flavors or colors. Pet owners can choose from more than 20 flavors of ice cream, including the seasonal summer flavors. 7213323; Colerain 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.


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


Ultimate Challenge Camp, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Session 2. Daily through July 7. 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 Township.


The Red Cat Jazz Band will perform Dixieland jazz at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Winton Harbor as part of Winton Woods’ Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series. Concessions will be available, but guests should bring seating. For more information, call 521-7275 or visit


Powel Crosley Summer Day Camp, 9 a.m.4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through July 8. Traditional camp activities. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Pre and post camp care available. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. $170, $135 members. Registration required. 5217112. Springfield Township. Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through July 8. Traditional camp activities. Outdoor camp. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. Ages 12-14. $170, $135 members; deposit required. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Clippard Family YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through July 8. Themed weekly activities. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Extended care available. Kindergarten-fifth grade. $173, $142 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 923-4466; Groesbeck. Clippard Family YMCA Preschool Summer Camps, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and 9 a.m.-noon, Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through July 8. Themed-weekly activities. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Extended care available. Ages 3-5. $145 full day; $80 half day. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Counselor in Training Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through July 8. Assist summer camp staff with various activities. Must complete an application and interview process. Ages 14-15. $58, $40 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 385-7320. Groesbeck. Adventure Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through July 8. Teen program follows the themes for Traditional Day Camp and participate in all field trips. Campers will be engaged in planning process for additional trips and an overnight camp out. Financial assistance available. Ages 6-9. $173, $142 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 385-7320. Groesbeck. Campers in Leadership Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through July 8. Hands-on training. Younger campers work with guidance of a mentor counselor. Selective program. Ages 13-15. $80, $55 members per week; full fee required at registration. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township.

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


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


Guided Meditations on Forgiveness, 78:30 p.m., Family Life Center, Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 8


Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, $4. 321-6776. Springfield Township.

DANCE CLASSES Ballet and Dance Class, 6:45 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 5501 Hamilton Ave., Weekly through Aug. 19. Classes taught by former professional dancer. Ages 3-10. $60. Registration required. 541-8770. College Hill.



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Hatha Yoga for Seniors, 9:15 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $40 for 10 classes, $25 for 6 classes; $5 per class. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7:30 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.



Karaoke, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Shades Bistro and Lounge, Free. 227-9136. 227-9136.


No Water Off a Duck’s Back, 2-3 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road. Registration required. 369-4478; Forest Park.


Concert on the Green, 7:30 p.m., Union Central Life Insurance Company, 1876 Waycross Road, Lawn. Featuring Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Pre-concert entertainment with Matthew Brian Taylor, magician 5:30 p.m. Bring seating or picnics. Concessions available. Free parking. Free. Presented by City of Forest Park. 595-5200; Forest Park. 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.

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CIVIC Summer Feeding and Enrichment Program, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. 385-0755; Mount Healthy. EDUCATION

Studio Camera Workshop, 6-8 p.m., Waycross Community Media, 2086 Waycross Road, Learn job duties of a Camera Op and a Floor Director, for a studio production setup. Highlights include: Camera movements, angles and positions. Pre-requisites: orientation. $50, $25 residents. Registration required. 825-2429; Forest Park.


Coney Island hosts its annual Balloon Glow at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 3. There will be live music starting at 6:30 p.m., entertainment and as many as 15 glowing hot air balloons. A Rozzi Famous Fireworks display will be at 10 p.m. Parking: $10, $7 after 2 p.m. Call 513-232-8230 or visit Pictured is a balloon from Dan Keith of Touch the Clouds balloons at last year’s Balloon Glow.

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


The All American Birthday Party & Fireworks start at 6 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove, with live music. Fireworks kick off at 10 p.m. Visit or call 513-352-6180.

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June 29, 2011


Father Lou wrote columns, touched many lives Lisa J. Mauch Community Press staff

If Father Lou Guntzelman were writing this story, he’d have the perfect inspirational quote with which to lead off. And a timely lesson to follow. But sometimes pithy words from notable people can’t sum up all we think and feel. The Rev. Louis J. Guntzelman, 79, passed away at his home Monday, June 20, after a long struggle with cancer. Most people didn’t know he was ill, or that he had been fighting cancer since 2007. He was private that way, not wanting people to concern themselves about him since he was usually there to help with their troubles. He had been a columnist for The Community Press and Community Recorder since 1999, and EastSide Weekend before that. Father Lou was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Cincinnati and was raised in Oakley. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology and philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Norwood. He was ordained on May 25, 1957, at St. Monica Cathedral in Cincinnati. Father John “Jack” Wessling was a classmate of Father Lou’s first at Purcell High School and later at the seminary together. He recalls that Father Lou was the pitcher when the seminarians played fast-pitch softball. “I batted against him. You could always tell when


Father Lou with his Honda motorcycle. he was going to do a slow pitch because his hand would go behind his back,” Wessling said. “He had a great sense of humor. He saw the humor in all kinds of situations,” he said. Father Lou received his first assignment to the faculty at Purcell High School in Cincinnati, alongside Wessling, and as an assistant at St. John the Evangelist Church in Deer Park. It was there that he would meet his future editor. “I’ve known him since I was in grade school. He must have just become a priest. He was so tall and thin. We were all afraid of him,” said Susan McHugh, a former publisher of Community Press and Recorder newspapers and EastSide Weekend. “But even then he was just this kind, gentle, sweet man,” she said. He was put in charge of the Legion of Mary at the school, to which all the girls belonged. An elderly couple

had befriended the young priest so he asked the girls go to their house every week to help out. McHugh remembers coming into his office to complain that they had to wash the same windows every week. “He said something like ‘Well, that’s just part of your cross to bear.’ I think he was just trying to give companionship to this couple. He was always doing nice things like that,” she said. Later she would encounter him again at The Community of the Good Shepherd in Montgomery, his last parish. He served there from 1982 until 1994. “I remember this one sermon …” McHugh said, describing the events following the 1982 airplane crash into the Potomac River and how one man helped others reach safety by passing the rescue ropes onto them instead of taking one for himself. He drowned before rescuers could save him.

“Father Lou said ‘For those of you sitting here and wondering if Christ is still in the world – this is your sign.’ ” During his time there, the number of parish families doubled. According to Rose Huber, a longtime parishioner of Good Shepherd, “He kicked things up a notch there at the church.” Huber first came to know Father Lou when they worked together on the parish newsletter “The Flock Report.” “He was loved by his parish and beyond. I have friends of different denominations including a friend who is Jewish and they all looked forward to reading his (Community Press) column every week. He touched many lives on many levels,” she said. “He was so open himself of other faiths and belief systems.” Huber had a childhood friend who was Catholic but had converted and married someone of a different religion. She was having a crisis of faith and Huber asked Father Lou to talk to her. “She came out of there a changed woman. Father Lou had told her, ‘We all find God where we find God. The important thing is to find God on your level.’ “He turned her life around. He did that for a stranger off the street. I’ve always had a lot of respect for Father Lou,” Huber said. Father Lou, who appreciated art and music, was also instrumental in having the Wall of Creation installed at the church. The award-winning

limestone wall was carved by local artist Karen Heyl and depicts the creation story from Genesis. Huber also remembers her favorite picture of Father Lou that they ran in “The Flock Report” – of him and his motorcycle. “He used to love riding around the neighborhood, in Montgomery and Loveland,” she said. After leaving Good Shepherd he started writing a column, first for EastSide Weekend and then in February 1999 for The Community Press and Community Recorder newspapers. And once his columns became available on the Internet, reader responses came from as far away as Brazil, Africa and Australia. “He gave so much in his columns and spent so much time writing them. He made people feel it’s going to be OK and you’re going to be OK,” McHugh said. When asked why she thought his columns were so popular among Catholics and non-Catholics alike, she said, “I think he didn’t treat it like religion. He really based it on faith and goodness. The whole ‘God is good: God is love’ theme. He really believed that. “When he was writing his columns or delivering his sermons, he didn’t want to punish or demean a person. He wanted to lift them up,” McHugh said. “He elevated people instead of the old fire and brimstone. He was more ‘If you do it this way, you’re going to experience so much more joy.’ ” Besides his weekly column, readers could still find

him celebrating Mass and helping out at St. Susanna in Mason, and later at All Saints and St. Vincent Ferrer, both in Kenwood. Father George Hunkel learned how to write homilies from Father Lou during his seminary days. And when he became pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer five years ago, “(Father Lou) asked me if he could help out and I took him up on his offer my first Sunday there.” “I always admired him and found him so inspiring,” he said. Father Lou’s writing wasn’t limited to homilies and the newspaper. He wrote the books “So Heart and Mind Can Fill: Reflections for Living,” and “The Country Called Life: More Reflections for Living.” He co-authored “Come, Healing God: Prayers During Illness” with his sister, Joan Guntzelman. “Father Guntzelman was a popular priest who touched many lives in a positive way through his ministries, as a pastor, a teacher and a writer,” said Dan Andriacco, communications director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He is survived by siblings Joan, Mary Ellen and Raymond Guntzelman and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was June 24 at St. Cecilia, Oakley. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Bearcats Against Cancer, c/o Dr. William Barrett, Barrett Cancer Center, 234 Goodman Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45267-0757.

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Cream puffs – they’re not just for dessert anymore Several times a year, Deacon Jim Hennessey and I teach classes at o u r church, Holy Trinity in Batavia, to benefit our St. Vincent Rita de Paul Heikenfeld S o c i e t y , Rita’s kitchen w h i c h helps folks in need. Our summer class focused on main dish salads and fun summer desserts. Elaine, Jim’s wife, made cream puffs for dessert.

Lots of people think cream puffs are hard to make, but they just take a little patience and are so versatile. Fillings can be sweet, or savory. Here’s my recipe, which is similar to Elaine’s. Cream puffs are back in culinary fashion now (in my world they never went out!).

Cream puffs

This is the same dough you use for éclairs and also cream puff rings. The dough is called pâte à choux. Cream puffs freeze well after baking, unfilled.

1 cup water 1 stick unsalted butter 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup all purpose flour 4 large eggs, room temperature Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place water, butter and salt in saucepan. Bring to boil. When butter has melted, turn heat to low and immediately pour in flour and beat thoroughly until mixture leaves sides of pan clean and leaves a film on bottom. Mixture will form a stiff ball. Remove from heat and add unbeaten eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly

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after each is added. This will form the leavening that “puffs” up the puffs in the oven. Pipe or drop from teaspoon or tablespoon depending on size desired. Bake for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 325 and bake another 10 to 15 minutes. Puffs will be golden. After cooling, split and, if necessary, hollow out bottom. Fill as desired. Elaine filled hers with pudding mixed with whipped cream. Makes 24 to 36.


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Put vanilla, coffee and cream in mixer. Blend. Add sugar and cocoa and blend. Whip on high until stiff. Can be made a day ahead and kept covered, in refrigerator.

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Ice cream topped with Elaine Hennessey’s chocolate ganache. 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 12 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate, chopped if necessary 3 ⁄4 whipping cream 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla In saucepan, combine corn syrup and cream. Bring to simmer and add chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Keeps for at least a week in fridge or frozen for a couple months.

Savory filling

Smear a bit of herb cheese mixed with horseradish (optional) in bottom of puff. Add thinly sliced deli beef and add a garnish of more herb cheese. These are open faced, with no top. Or fill with finely chopped chicken or tuna salad.

Rita’s blender hollandaise sauce

For Carol Haven, who is making Eggs Benedict and wanted an easy sauce.

Bring 1⁄3 cup butter to a very gentle boil and keep it hot but not boiling. Meanwhile, in a blender, put 2 room temperature egg yolks and 2 teaspoons lemon juice and blend. With motor running on low, slowly add hot butter in a thin, steady stream. You’ll see the mixture thicken as you go. If necessary, add a bit of hot water if it’s too thick. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Readers want to know

Stainless steel flatware: is it all the same? No! At first glance, they’re all shiny and look like they have some heft. So, check the packaging. What you want is 18⁄10, which means 18 percent chromium and 10 percent nickel. Stainless steel is essentially iron with more than 10 percent chromium. The higher the nickel content, the more protection from corrosion. Get as close to those numbers as you can. If you can pick a fork or spoon up, go ahead. It will feel good in your hand with the 18⁄10, not featherweight, and the polish will be elegant. Definitely worth the higher price. You can also polish them with a bit of clear vinegar if they get water spots on them. 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 29, 2011


Robison appointed to WEC board Mike Robison has been elected to the Western Economic Council’s board of directors. Robison, of Westwood, serves as chief deputy for the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts and is an Elder High School Alumni Board member as well as a recent candidate for state representative. He was unanimously appointed to serve on the bi-partisan WEC Board of Directors. “I am honored to be chosen, and look forward to working with this Board to

make sure West Side business leaders and citizen’s concerns are heard,” said Robison Robison replaces board member Bob Polewski, business owner and longtime advocate for Miami Township and Hamilton County. “I mean this when I say Bob will be truly missed by the board and its members. There’s now a gaping hole we need to fill. As membership chairman, he is responsible for the tremendous growth of the last several years,” said

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St. Therese Little Flower; 5560 Kirby Road, Mount Airy 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5; 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6; 5-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Adults only Friday, food available, beer with ID wristband. For info, call 513-541-5560.

St. Martin of Tours; at Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Cheviot 6-11 p.m. Friday, July 8; 5-11 p.m. Saturday, July 9; 1-10 p.m. Sunday, July 10. Chicken dinner Sunday, beer with wristband. For info, call 513-661-2000.

St. John the Baptist; 5361 Dry Ridge Road, Dry Ridge Family Festival – 7 p.m.midnight Friday, Aug. 19; 6 p.m.midnight Saturday, Aug. 20; noon10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Chicken dinner Sunday, alcohol with ID wristband. For info, call 513-385-8010.

St. Bartholomew; 9375 Winton Road, Springfield Township 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, July 29; 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, July 30; 4-10 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Chicken and ribs dinner Sunday; beer with ID wristband. For info, call 513-522-3680.

St. Ignatius Loyola; 5222 North Bend Road, Monfort Heights 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, Aug. 26; 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 27; 4-11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Food available, beer with ID wristband. For info, call 513-661-6565.

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John Carney

John D. Carney, 73, Monfort Heights, died June 11. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by wife Carol Carney; son Jack (Ann) Carney; mother Nadine Carney; stepchildren Ron (Susan), Brenda Albert; grandchildren Josh Austin, Meaghan, Ryan, Ben Carney, Michael, Steven, Christopher Albert; sisters Carole Scott, Judy Chase. Preceded in death by children Jeannine Austin, Jeff, Joyce Carney, father John W. Carney, sister Rosalie Carney. Services were June 15 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Northwest Community Church, 8735 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251 or Animal Adoption Foundation, 2480 Millville Ross Road, Hamilton, OH 45013.

James Carr

James Powell Carr, 86, Monfort Heights, died June 21. He was a sales manager for Mutual Manufacturing and Supply. He was a veteran of World War II who was at the Battle of the Bulge. Survived by sons James (Jane), Terence (Jennifer), Dennis (Janet)

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Carr; grandchildren Shannon, Casey (Angela), Peter, Courtney, Sarah Carr; greatgrandchildren James, Andrew, Caroline Carr; siblings Jack Carr, Claire DiPilla. Preceded in death by wife Ruth Carr, brothers Thomas, Carr Robert Carr. Services were June 27 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Dominic Education Fund.

Marion Dobbe Flowers

Marion Kuchenbuch Dobbe Flowers, 89, Colerain Township, died June 15. Survived by daughter Edna (Stephen) Grimm; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; neighbor John Elliott. Preceded in death by husband John “Ray” Harveston, daughter Joyce Porter, brother Charles Kuchenbuch. Services were June 20 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Esther Hummer

Esther Goldberg Hummer, 88, Green Township, died June 14. Survivd by sons Rodney, Jerry (Angela) Hummer; grandchildren Jeremy, Carolyn, Ryan, Ashley. Preceded in death by husband Earl Hummer. Services were June 18 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Philip Klayer

Philip E. Klayer, Dry Ridge, died June 8. She was a member of White Oak-Monfort Heights Kiwanis Club. Survived by wife Carol Klayer; son Kenneth (Cathy) Klayer; grandchildren Phillip, George Klayer; brother Tom Klayer. Preceded in death by daughter Kathleen Klayer Collum. Services were June 13 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Ryan Monahan

Ryan Matthew Monahan, 28, died June 20. He was a firefighter/paramedic with the Colerain Township Fire Department.


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Survived by parents Christopher, Loredana Monahan; siblings Krista, Christopher, Patrick; grandparents William, Elissa Cannon, Betty Monahan; Monahan nephews Jacob, Logan, Brenden, CJ; aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by grandfather Joseph Monahan. Services were June 24 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Brian Schira Fund, c/o Colerain Township Fire Department, 3251 Springdale Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251.

Irma Pekel

Irma Mendell Pekel, 87, Green Township, died June 20. She was a bookkeeper for the Clifton Care Center. Survived children Ginger (Philip) Wenger, Thomas (Barbara), Cathy, Douglas (Diane) Pekel; grandchildren Christine (Matt) Swies, Philip Wenger, Rhonda (Kevin) Wiwi, Alison, Julianne, Michael, Megan Pekel, David, Elsa (Joshua) Mann, Hector Garcia; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by husband Herbert Pekel. Services were June 24 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Missions MinPekel istry of the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.

Sarah Pullen

Sarah M. Pullen, 27, Green Township, died June 21. She was an IT consultant with Fifth Third Processing Solutions. Survived by parents Robert, Carol Pullen; brother Michael Pullen; grandmother RosePullen marie Pullen; aunts and uncles Patricia Morrison, Margo, Tim Young, Steven, Richard, Alma, Kenneth, Christine Pullen, Lorianne, Bill Woods; 14 cousins. Services were June 25 at Meyer

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Libby Sandy

Kathline “Libby” Coltrane Sandy, 63, Colerain Township, died June 14. She was involved with Children of Deaf Adults and a member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Survived by life partner ValerieLynn Cloud; children Kenneth (Melissa) Sandy, Annie (Dean) Welch; grandchildren Tyler, Toby, Tanner, Abby, Megan, Ally, Michael, Ashley; siblings Bob (Sharon) Coltrane, Karin (Richard) Burwinkel; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister Millie (Johnny) Colson. Services were June 17 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the CODA Scholarship Program or KODA-Camp Mark 7.

Betty Jo Schroeck

Betty Jo Federle Schroeck, 79, Monfort Heights, died June 17. Survived by children Michael, Bob (Connie), Tom (Sharon), Greg (Debbie), Jim (Missy) Schroeck, Patti Heinlein; siblings Richard Federle, Millie Kling, Jean Myers; 14 grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Herbert Schroeck. Schroeck Services were June 20 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.


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On the record POLICE REPORTS Arrests/citations


Brandon Crutchfield, born 1986, obstructing official business, 5730 Colerain Ave., June 14. Frederick Allen, born 1967, criminal damaging or endangering, 5014 Hawaiian Terrace, June 14. Quentin T. Dennis, born 1986, forgery, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 2702 Hillvista Lane, June 14. Issac Curtis Battle, born 1986, domestic violence, 5465 Kirby Ave., June 15. Justin E. Marsh, born 1984, aggravated burglary, domestic violence, violation of a temporary protection order, 5367 Bahama Terrace, June 16. Damon George, born 1978, assault, 5018 Hawaiian Terrace, June 17. Dwight Chambers, born 1953, disorderly conduct, 5112 Hawaiian Terrace, June 18. Derrell B. Pruett, born 1979, domestic violence, 5131 Hawaiian Terrace, June 19. Jasmine Zurborg, born 1988, obstructing justice, 2812 W. North Bend Road, June 19. Michael Mitchell, born 1990, carrying a concealed weapon, having weapon under disability, trafficking, 2680 Hillvista Lane, June 19.


Cassie Jo Kellam, 18, 4533 East Miami River Road, disorderly conduct at East Miami River Road, June 1. Nathanial Heard, 23, 2738 W. North Bend Road, improperly handing firearm motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapon, receiving stolen property at 2500 Banning Road, June 5. Angela Peters, 39, 4678 Farcrest Court, theft, criminal tools at 9040 Colerain Ave., June 2. Aimee Bolton, 27, 513 Oak Street, theft, criminal tools at 9040 Colerain Ave., June 8. Asia Moss, 32, 501 South Front Street, theft at 9959 Colerain Ave., June 9. Juvenile male, 12, criminal damaging at 3000 Commons Circle, June 5. Juvenile male, 11, curfew at 3000 Commons Circle, June 5. Juvenile male, 14, possession of drugs, drug trafficking at 8801 Cheviot Road, May 26. Juvenile male, 15, drug possession at 8801 Cheviot Road, May 26. Juvenile male, 15, drug possession at 8801 Cheviot Road, May 26. Juvenile male, 17, curfew at 2360 Walden Glen Circle, June 7. Juvenile male, 14, curfew at 2360 Walden Glen Circle, June 7. Juvenile male, 16, curfew at 2360 Walden Glen Circle, June 7. Juvenile male, 15, public indecency at 8801 Cheviot Road, May 25. Phillip Dyck, 31, 112 Broadway Street, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., June 5. Ashley Holt, 27, 1235 Sliker Ave., theft at 3675 Stonecreek Blvd., June 4. Randall Whitehead, 40, 4848 Reading Road, theft at 3135 Moosewood Ave., June 5. Kenneth Jones, 41, 2500 Walden Glen, drug possession at US 27 and Springdale, June 6. Nathanual Henn, 19, 2498 Stockport Court, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, underage consumption at 2805 Houston Road, June 4. Brandon Smith, 18, 2704 Windon , drug paraphernalia at 2805 Houston Road, June 4. Charton Ives, 19, 2795 Windon Drive, underage possession of alcohol, drug paraphernalia at 2805 Houston Road, June 4.


2551 W. North Bend Road, June 10.

Breaking and entering

2361 Whitewood Lane, June 12. 5406 Blue Bird Lane, June 16.


5817 Shadymist Lane No. 2, June 14. 2672 W. North Bend Road No. 7, June 16.

Criminal damaging/endangering

2551 W. North Bend Road, June 10. 5460 Bahama Terrace, June 10. 2517 Flanigan Court, June 13. 5014 Hawaiian Terrace, June 14. 5475 Bahama Terrace, June 14.

Domestic violence

Reported on Kipling Avenue, June 12. Reported on West North Bend Road, June 13. Reported on Colerain Avenue, June 15.

Felonious assault

2517 Flanigan Court, June 13.

Improperly discharging firearm at/into habitation/school 2517 Flanigan Court, June 13.

Misuse of credit card

5465 Kirby Road No. 1, June 13.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery, kidnapping


2984 High Forest Lane, June 11. 5322 E. Knoll Court, June 11. 5845 Shadymist Lane No. 2, June 11. 2560 Kipling Ave. No. 4, June 12. 2952 High Forest Lane No. 429, June 12. 5465 Kirby Road No. 1, June 13.

$300 removed at 7230 Creekview, June 8.


Victim maced in face at Springdale Blue Rock Connector, June 6.


Residence entered and TV and cell phone valued at $700 removed at 10642 Breedhill Drive, May 28. Residence entered and TVs valued at $1,000 removed at 2360 Walden Glen Circle, May 30. Residence entered and laptop and TV valued at $1,300 removed at 2940 Jon Rose Avenue, June 2. Residence entered and jewelry and clothing of unknown value removed at 2376 Hidden Meadows Drive, June 8.

Criminal damaging

Door frame and door damaged at 3531 Blue Rock Road, June 4. Window broken at 2317 Walden Glen Circle, June 3. Vehicle windshield damaged at 5744 Springdale Road, June 3. Reported at 2498 W. Galbraith Road, June 6. Vehicle window damaged at 4579 Philnoll, June 7. Vehicle window damaged at Springdale Road and Pippin Road, June 4.

Forgery, misuse of credit cards Victim reported at 11021 Hamilton Ave., June 8.

Misuse of credit card, theft

Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., May 29. Credit card removed and used without consent at 3621 Ash Hill, May 29.


Female reported at Houston Road, May 28.


$200 removed from wallet at 2985 Laverne Drive, May 28. Bike valued at $150 removed at 3302 Colleen Drive, May 31. Reported at 8283 Whispering Valley Drive, May 31. $40,000 taken through deceptive means at 3915 Enterprise, May 26. Victim reported at YMCA on Cheviot, May 29. Beer removed at 2691 Springdale Road, May 29. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 11784 Hamilton Ave., May 27. Vehicle entered and blower valued at $500 removed at 3020 Banning Road, May 25. Swimming pool valued at $260 removed at 2925 Willow Ridge Court, June 2. Medication of unknown value removed at 3222 Harry Lee Lane, June 3. Bike valued at $140 removed at 2949 Royal Glen Drive, June 3. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., June 1.

From B6

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. Sewer machine and tools valued at $3,500 removed at 10581 Pottinger Road, June 3. Mower valued at $2,500 removed at 8244 Firshade Drive, June 2. Check books, speakers, amps, CD player of unknown value removed at 6782 Grange Court, June 7. Cell phone valued at $150 removed at 3422 Niagara Street, June 8. Wii game and controllers valued at $430 removed at 2532 Topeka Street, June 6. License plate removed from vehicle at 3462 March Terrace, June 9. Vehicle removed at 8950 Colerain Ave., June 9. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 2426 Roosevelt, June 4. Perfume valued at $472 removed at 9557 Colerain Ave., June 2. Merchandise valued at $115.55 removed at 3687 Stone Creek Blvd., June 4. Merchandise valued at $50.97 removed at 9251 Colerain Ave., May 31. Trimmer and mower valued at $440 removed at 3093 Sovereign Drive, June 4.



About police reports

Georgia Thomas

Georgia Frye Thomas, 81, Springfield Township, died June 15 She was a member of the Seven Hills Church of God. Survived by children Vann (Denise), Danny (Sharon), Jimmy (Patty), Ricky (Vicky), Terry Thomas, Darlene Gregory, Debbie (Robert) Eichenlaub; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Junior Thomas. Services were June 21 at the Seven Hills Church of God. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia at 5223 Glenway Ave., June 14. Chad Heideman, 32, 5576 Glenway Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., June 15. Dennis J. Fitzgerald, 53, 2121 Vine St., theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., June 15. John Stevens, 49, 3157 Penrose Ave., violation of protection order at Urwiler and Boudinot Avenue, June 15. Bradley Lemons, 26, 2237 Feldman Ave., weapons under disability, theft of firearm and theft at 5740 Cheviot Road, June 19.

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Incidents/reports Breaking and entering

Copper lines stolen from building under construction at 6909 Good Samaritan Drive, June 13.


Television stolen from home at 6412 Werk Road, June 15. Lawn mower, chainsaw and hedge trimmer stolen from home’s garage at 3655 Jessup Road, June 17.


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Stanley Moore, 55, 4508 Glenway Ave., theft at 5741 Harrison Ave., June 10. Jefferey S. Delph, 29, 1909 Wyoming, forgery and receiving stolen property at 6582 Glenway Ave., June 12. Francis B. Stahl, 48, 5524 Stokeswood Court, theft at 5524 Stokeswood Court, June 14. James Moore, 25, 3811 Rohling Oaks Drive No. 806, possessing drug abuse instruments at 5879 Colerain Ave., June 13. Joseph B. Tucker, 34, 3119 Brackenwood No. 1, receiving stolen property at 5730 Harrison Ave., June 14. Meagan A. White, 19, 3457 Craig Ave., theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., June 14. Jenna R. Crippa, 18, 881 Ivy Hill, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., June 14. Dennis J. Fitzgerald, 53, 2121 Vine St., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., June 14. Sabrina Brown, 33, 3832 Ruebel Place, resisting arrest, possessing

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Felonious assault

Criminal damaging

Four tires slashed on vehicle at 5992 Oakapple, June 11. Two windows and a door frame broken on home at 5857 Colerain Ave., June 11. Paint scratched with key and body dented on vehicle at 5725 Northglen Road, June 12. Window broken, paint scratched and body dented on one vehicle; and windshield cracked and tire slashed on a second vehicle at 4554 Ebenezer Road, June 12. Four tires slashed on vehicle at 3537 Locust Lane, June 16. Roof, hood and doors dented on vehicle at 5850 Weston Court, June 17.

Criminal mischief

Unknown substance poured on vehicle at 5334 Orchardcreek, June 16.

Domestic dispute

Argument between parent and child at Silverpoint Drive, June 9.

Suspect struck victim with a car at 4108 North Bend Road, June 11.

Property damage

Windshield shattered on vehicle when struck by unknown object while traveling at 5800 Cleves Warsaw, June 9. Vehicle hood and windshield damaged when struck with debris that fell from dump truck while traveling at eastbound Interstate 74, June 10.


Two bottles of vodka stolen from Ameristore at 6545 Harrison Ave., June 7. Wallet and contents stolen from one vehicle; and four gift cards stolen from another vehicle at 5782 Sprucewood Drive, June 7. Bracelet, owner’s manual and money stolen from vehicle at 5977 Childs Ave., June 8. Money and briefcase stolen from one vehicle; and money stolen from second vehicle at 3300 Fiddlers Green Road, June 8.

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Police reports

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Money and a phone charger stolen from vehicle at 3298 Fiddlers Green Road, June 8. Two swimming pools stolen from Family Dollar at 6134 Colerain Ave., June 9. Money stolen from vehicle at 3073 Timberview, June 9.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Suspect used victim’s car without permission at 5544 Reemelin Road, June 7.


Rain gauge level indicator damaged at Metropolitan Sewer District facility at 5451 Werk Road, June 7. MP3 player, laptop computer, digital camera, three camera lenses, checkbook and wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 7088 Liebel Road, June 9. Bicycle stolen from home at 5820 Reemelin Road, June 9. MP3 player and docking station stolen from one vehicle; and money stolen from second vehicle at 3355 Markdale Court, June 9. Chainsaw, money and two containers of gasoline stolen from vehicle at 3210 Milverton, June 9. Twenty-five metal fence posts stolen from home’s yard at 5436 Jessup Road, June 11. Money stolen from victim’s wallet at 3610 Blue Rock Road, June 10. Unknown amount of scrap metal stolen from Western Hills Fabricators at 3670 Werk Road, June 10. Two carts full of miscellaneous groceries stolen from Kroger at 3491 North Bend Road, June 11. Leather bag, pair of shoes and a purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 5274 Crookshank Road, June 11. Money stolen from vehicle at 3701 Hubble Road, June 11. Video game system and one video game stolen from home at 3955 Powner Road, June 12. Leaf blower stolen from vehicle at 5538 Harrison Ave., June 12. GPS stolen from vehicle at 3347 Markdale Court, June 12. Purse and contents stolen from bar at Pirate’s Den at 3670 Werk Road, June 12. Purse and contents stolen from table at Poppy’s Sports Bar at 6611 Glenway Ave., June 12. Purse and contents stolen from bar at Pirate’s Den at 3670 Werk Road, June 12. Camera, money, two necklaces and prescription medicine stolen from home at 2875 Springwood Court, June 13. Money stolen from cash drawer at Buybacks at 6121 Colerain Ave., June 13. Five hundred pounds of scrap metal stolen from Western Hills Fabricators at 3670 Werk Road, June 13.

Television stolen from Healthy Advice at 5177 North Bend Road, June 13. Vacuum pump, thermostat gauge, copper fittings and miscellaneous tool parts stolen from vehicle at 2463 Country Trace Court, June 14. Car stereo and two speakers stolen from vehicle at 3647 Muddy Creek, June 14. MP3 player and bottle of liquor stolen from vehicle at 2700 Country Lake Drive, June 14. Pair of pants, shirt and a dress stolen from Dillard’s at 6290 Glenway Ave., June 14. Two MP3 players and money stolen from vehicle at 2242 Beechcreek Lane, June 14. Satellite dish mount with motor stolen from home at 4330 Jessup Road, June 14. Vehicle door lock damaged during theft attempt, but entry was not gained at 4245 Marcrest, June 15. Several power tools stolen from vehicle at 4236 Marcrest, June 15. Pair of sunglasses stolen from Dillard’s at 6290 Glenway Ave., June 15. Key stolen from bar at Chevelle’s Sports Café at 5931 Harrison Ave., June 16. Money and 25 packages of tanning lotion stolen from Valley Tan at 6951 Harrison Ave., June 16. Watch stolen from home at 6251 West Fork Road, June 15.



Antonio Sweeney, 19, 2044 Third Ave., felonious assault at Witherby Avenue, June 9. Brittany Geiger, 24, , theft at 10968 Hamilton Ave., June 9. Dana Miller, 32, 1192 Hempstead Drive, theft at 1192 Hempstead Drive, June 12. Dwayne Lewis, 31, 6 Beckford Lane, drug possession, open container, drug paraphernalia at Clovernook Avenue, June 10. Floyd Headrick, 50, 8452 Mockingbird Lane, felonious assault at 8452 Mockingbird Lane, June 12. Joshua Kleiner, 21, No Address Given, drug paraphernalia at West Galbraith and Daly roads, June 9. Michael Schwailer, 36, 4831 Foley Road, falsification, possession of criminal tools at 10948 Hamilton Ave., June 7. Moshai Wofford, 31, 9927 Marino Drive, failure to comply, driving under suspension at 2100 block of Sevenhills Drive, June 6. Robert Carroll, 26, 4632 Chickering Ave., domestic violence at 1800 block of Mistyhill Drive, June 10. Scott Beer, 22, 2534 Nottingham Drive, receiving stolen property at Winton and North Bend roads, June 10. Thomas Ehrlich, 31, 10573 Pottinger

Road, obstructing official business at Bluehill Drive, June 8. Wayne West, 40, 8452 Mockingbird Lane, felonious assault at 8452 Mockingbird Lane, June 12. Tamara Quinn, 37, 918 Gretna Lane, theft at 10900 block of Hamilton Avenue, June 13. Travis Durbin, 21, 6939 Pinoak Drive, burglary at View Place Drive, June 13. Timothy Leimbach, 18, 8844 Mockingbird Drive, criminal damaging at Compton Road, June 14. Justin Wilson, 24, assault at 8200 block of Kingsmere Court, June 14. Ezekiel Blenett, 32, 1930 Roosevelt Ave., deception to obtain dangerous drugs at 7700 block of Hamilton Avenue, June 14. Artedze Caldwell, 21, 5501 Newfield Drive, obstructing official business at 7900 block of Vine Street, June 16. Ashley Evans, 21, obstructing official business at 7900 block of Vine Street, June 16. Tracy Robinson, 38, 9782 Kismet Court, criminal damaging at 1100 block of Tassie Lane, June 16. David Stokes, 23, 7670 Pippin Road, burglary at View Place Drive, June 17. Austin Gaines, 22, 12178 Spalding Drive, drug possession, drug paraphernalia at Deerhorn Drive and John Gray Road, June 18. Alicia Lane, 36, 4406 Vine St., receiving stolen property, June 18. Samira Turner, 21, 5425 Fenwick Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at Randomhill and Biloxi drives, June 18. Marty Borden, 30, 2465 Westwood Northern Blvd., operating vehicle under the influence at 1300 block of Randomhill Drive, June 19. Bobbie Hodge, 33, drug paraphernalia, June 19. Byron Hensley, 36, no address given, drug paraphernalia at 1500 block of Meredith Drive, June 20. Kirby Schneder, 23, 4525 Bells Lane, drug possession, carrying concealed weapon at 1500 block of Meredith Drive, June 20. Richard Sherman, 27, drug paraphernalia at Winton and North Bend roads, June 20. Vsaamat Abdul-Soloom, 22, 3603 York Lane, receiving stolen property at Compton Road, June 20. Jason Chadwick, 21, 1041 Beech Ave., carrying concealed weapon, possession of criminal tools at 1500 block of Meredith Drive, June 20. Three juveniles, curfew violation at 8000 block of Winton Road, June 20.

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