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Spectacular 4th ready to blast off

By Jennie Key

Colerain Township always celebrates the Fourth of July with a Spectacular blast, and this year is no exception. Parks and Services administrative assistant Tawanna Molter says the committee has worked hard to make this year the fun family event the community expects. The 13th Annual Rumpke Fourth of July Spectacular in Colerain Township features free activities including a balloon artist, air brush tattoo, sand art, bracelet making, Uncle Sam on stilts, free flags and more on Sunday, July 4, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Food and beverages will be available from 6 to 10 p.m. and no coolers are allowed. On the entertainment stage, Robin Lacy & Dezydeco perform from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Emerson Drive, a Canadian country western band with a huge Ohio following, from 8:30-9:55 p.m. Molter said the committee has moved the stage to the rear of the parking lot at the Colerain Township Administration Complex to improve circulation and avoid a bottleneck at the entrance to the

Robin Lacy & DeZydeco will perform at this year’s 13th annual Rumpke Fourth of July Spectacular in Colerain Township. entertainment area this year. The main event, the fireworks, begin at 10 p.m. Colerain Township Assistant Chief Rick Niehaus heads up the fireworks team. He says he is ready. As a reminder, Springdale Road is closed from 5:30 p.m. to midnight; the road closes from Poole Road To 3730 Springdale Road at Flattop Drive and on Yellowwood Drive from Springdale Road to

Timbleglen 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 road closed boundary until 9:30 p.m. No vehicular traffic will be allowed in the road closed area from 9:30 p.m. until after the conclusion of the fireworks until all pedestrian traffic has cleared and Springdale


Road is reopened by police. There will be shuttle service, sponsored by Rumpke, from Colerain High School, 8801 Cheviot Road, and Colerain Middle School, at Poole and Springdale road, from 5 p.m. to midnight. There is also shuttle service from Northgate Mall near the former Dillard’s store. For more information, visit the website at

New system will help fire department By Jennie Key

A new paperless reporting system will streamline record keeping and save money for the Colerain Township Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services. The department is moving closer to going online with the new system, which uses tablet computers to fill out forms which are sent electronically. Division Chief Greg Brown is spearheading the effort, and while he says the preparation for the new system is a lot of work initially, he says it will eventually mean less paperwork and better efficiency for the department. It also makes the department compliant with 2010 requirements from the state. Colerain Township, like most other area fire departments, bills Medicare and insurance companies for basic and advanced life support services and ambulance transport. In April, the Colerain Board of Trustees raised the rates for reimbursement effective June 1. The fees collected go back to the fire department’s ambulance and emergency medical services funds. The new rates are $650 for service and $12 per loaded mile for transport to the hospital. Brown said the previous rates had fallen behind what Medicare reimburses. A change to Advanced Data Processing Inc. coupled with the new system will pay off, officials said. Brown says the department

expects better collection results from insurance companies and Medicare and less time spent generating and compiling reports. Fire Chief Bruce Smith estimated the electronic filing system, which is costing the township $43,434 in new hardware, will generate an additional $325,000 annually. Brown says the system allows the emergency medical personnel to input information at the scene. The reports are now filled out by hand, then input into a computer system. The computer tablets will also make it possible for EMTs to pull up information about prior service runs, and other medical data. The township bought 11 Motion Computing tablets and 10 will be installed in charging docks in the fire department’s first response vehicles and one will be reserved as a spare. Brown said training still needs to take place, and that will start once all of the software has been loaded onto the tablets. The project has taken a long time to come to fruition, as Brown said the department was waiting for hardware and software that met the department’s requirements before changing to electronic reporting. “This is probably one of the biggest operational changes the department has made in the past 20 years,” he said. Brown said he hopes to see the system up and running by the end of summer.


Colerain Township’s IT director Josh Campbell shows off one of the fire department’s new tablet computers. The tablets will be used to generate EMS reports in the field.

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Green Township officials are notifying residents and business owners who are enrolled in the electric aggregation program about new options they have for saving money on electricity costs. Duke Energy Retail Sales, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, recently sent letters and postcards offering lower electricity rates to township residents and business owners enrolled in the program. “In 2006 the residents of Green Township voted to start an electric aggregation program, and that gave the community the opportunity to go with someone other than Duke Energy for their electric,” Trustee Chairman David Linnenberg said at the trustees meeting Monday, June 14. “The trustees voted two years ago to enter into a deal with Dominion Retail, and that deal got a rate for us that was substantially below what we had seen

Linnenberg Winkler out here in decades. “Since then Duke has decided they want some of those customers back and they have formed Duke Retail,” he said. Duke Retail is offering residents a rate of 6.39 cents per kilowatt hour. Residents and business owners in the aggregation program right now with Dominion Retail are receiving a rate of 7.45 cents per kilowatt hour for 2010, and will receive a rate of 6.79 cents per kilowatt hour in 2011. Trustees are letting residents know they have three options. • Do nothing and continue to be enrolled in the Green Township electric aggregation program with Dominion Retail and receive

rates of 7.45 cents per kilowatt hour this year and 6.79 cents per kilowatt hour in 2011. • Contact Duke Energy Retail Sales at 1-866-6831610 to enroll in its program with a rate of 6.39 cents per kilowatt hour; or • Residents and business owners can contact Dominion Retail at 1-888-5741160 to discuss other pricing options. Linnenberg said Dominion Retail was offering a rate of 5.99 cents per kilowatt hour to individuals who called. He said residents who live in a home with electric heat should call Duke Energy to determine what is best for them. Trustee Tracy Winkler said the township wants residents and business owners to get the best electric rates possible. “People need to research it for themselves,” she said. “What we have done here in the township is given people an option and

now they need to start making the phone calls to find out what is going to be best for each individual personally.” Linnenberg said residents voted to adopt the electric aggregation program because they wanted to the right to choose electric providers. “This is what the residents said they wanted,” he said. “They wanted to have competition, and because of this these rates are substantially lower than what you would be receiving if we hadn’t agreed to do this and you hadn’t voted to do this.” Trustee Tony Upton said the program was established as a public service to residents. He said the township makes no money on the program. Residents and business owners who were in enrolled in the program with Dominion Retail in 2009 saved a total of $2.7 million in electric costs.

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Fourth festivities

Green Township sponsors its Fourth of July celebration with a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3 at Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Music is by Sullivan and Janszen, followed by fireworks at 10 p.m. Bus service starts at 5:30 p.m. from J. F. Dulles Elementary, 6481 Bridgetown Road and Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, and at 6:30 p.m. from Our Lady of Visitation School, 3180 South Road. There will be additional parking at Faith Fellowship Church, 6734 Bridgetown Road. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Summer sounds

The Hamilton County Park District continues its summer concert series at Winton Woods Harbor with the Mistics performing Saturday, July 10. Music begins at 7 p.m. and grilled dinners will be served beginning at 6 p.m. at the pavilion. Remaining Saturday night concerts will be July 17 with Six Pac; July 24 with Hickory Robot; and July 31 with The Infinity Ball. The concerts are free and the grill menu is less than $5 for the burgers, hot dogs, metts and brats. A valid park district vehicle permit is required to enter the park.

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Farmer’s market

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market is open from 3-7 p.m. Fridays at Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road. The market offers locally grown produce, dairy products, honey, meats and breads, as well as locally made craft products. The market is a nonprofit organization that was put together by members of the Monfort Height/White Oak Community Association.

Splashing summer

All girls who will begin eighth grade this fall are invited to McAuley’s Summer Splash from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6. The day’s agenda will include a scavenger hunt, cheers, panel discussion, and hands-on activities in foreign language, science, theology, and technology. Lunch is even included. Parents are welcome to stay for coffee, pastries, and conversation with members of McAuley’s administration. There is no cost associated with the Summer Splash, but an RSVP required at Call Kathy Dietrich at 513681-1800, ext. 2272, for additional information.

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Mya Welling, Colerain Township, gets ready to toss the ball to her dad during the Cincinnati Reds Father's Day Catch at Great American Ballpark. The fifth annual Father's Day Catch was a fundraising event benefitting the Reds’ Community Fund.

What a deal! Colerain Township is buying a used pumper truck from the Cincinnati Fire Department and the price and condition make it a real find. Fire Chief Bruce Smith says the opportunity to buy a 15-year-old pumper from Cincinnati was one he didn’t want to pass up. The price tag is $20,000 and it had more than $35,000 in maintenance repairs just prior to its removal from service with the city department. A new pumper can cost in the area of $400,000. Smith told trustees at the June 9 meeting that the purchase corrects a safety issue the township department is facing. It will likely save repair dollars and it improves the equipment available for response and training. He also anticipates it will save money on upcoming pumper replacement purchases. Colerain has two spare engines used as replace-

ments when one or more of the five primary engines is out of service for maintenance or repair. The spares are also used for recruit classes and other training activities. One of the spares is a 36-year-old truck that lacks a fully-enclosed cab, which is hazardous in the event of a vehicular accident. Smith says the new pumper will give the department a safer spare engine. He said the department has borrowed pumper trucks from neighboring departments for training. The 1984 open-cab truck will now be relegated to a training vehicle and the two other spares can safely serve emergency response needs in addition to filling in for engines out for maintenance. Smith says buying more than one vehicle at a time can mean cost savings for the township. The department bought three identical pumpers at the same time in 2001 and saved $81,000. He says that the township planned purchases in 2011 and 2014. With this purchase of

District seeks students with disabilities The Northwest Local School District needs help in locating children who may have a disability Each yearthe Northwest District conducts a state required count of all children with disabilities living in the district. Disability, in this instance, means such conditions as hearing impairments, visual impairments, speech or language

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the used pumper, the township hopes to take advantage of consolidating its purchases in 2013. Colerain Township Trustee President Jeff Ritter said Smith made a good business case for the purchase. His fellow trustees agreed.

“If (Cincinnati) put $38,000 into this vehicle for maintenance in the past 18 months and we are getting it for $20,000 then I’d say we’re ahead,” said Trustee Joseph Wolterman. “It’s a no-brainer.” The board approved the purchase unanimously.


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SCHOOLS Northgate Mall gives scholarships A4

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Northgate Mall’s Community GROWth Tree Scholarship Fund donated more than $6,000 to high school seniors. High school seniors from Colerain and Northwest high schools submitted essays to Northgate Mall describing the most important lessons learned in high school, their college aspirations and how they plan to give back to the Colerain Township community upon graduation. Seventeen essays were submitted and 10 finalists were selected and invited to participate in an award ceremony at the mall. Bob Reynolds, assistant principal of Colerain Township High School; Emily Jones, a counselor at Northwest High School; Jeff Ritter, Colerain Township trustee; and Nicole Kneeland-Woods, marketing director for Northgate Mall, addressed the finalists. The 10 finalists were each awarded a $100 Northgate Mall

gift card. Earning scholarships in excess of $1,500 were Greg Tabar and William Blake Hays of Colerain High School and Sarah Mossman and Martel Harrison Kelly of Northwest High School. “We were thrilled with the community support of the Northgate Mall’s Community GROWth Tree Scholarship and even more excited to award these aspiring and inspiring students,” Kneeland-Woods said. During May, Northgate Mall asked to the community to support its goal of awarding scholarships to four high school students from Colerain and Northwest high schools through a fundraiser. Northgate Mall donated $4,000 and raised $2,117 through its fundraising efforts. Pledges collected from the community ranged from $5 up to $100 and each donor was entered to receive a Northgate Mall gift card ranging in value from $25 to $500.

Paul McMillan shows his son and namesake Paul McMillan, 6, the right way to hold a putter at Welch Elementary School during fun and games with Dad.

Kevin Roberts Jr., 8, and his sister Taylor Roberts, 5, take on the golf challenge with their dad Kevin Roberts Sr. at Welch Elementary School during fun and games with Dad before school.





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Pictured from left are Northwest counselor Emily Jones, Colerain Township Trustee Jeff Ritter, Northwest students Christina Holtkamp, Sarah Douglas, Martel Harrison Kelly, Sarah Mossman and Peter Maher, Colerain students Alicia Wethington, Blake Hayes, Kelly Laake and Andy Blust, Northgate Mall's Nicole Kneeland-Woods, Colerain student Greg Tabar and Bob Reynolds, Colerain assistant principal.

Dads and Donuts

It was fun and games with dad at Welch Elementary School recently, when students and dads were invited to come to school for the first hour to have donuts and play games together. Photos by Tony Jones/Staff

Dennis Schmidt watches his daughter Alexandria, 7, a first grader, playing a bowling game at Welch Elementary School.

Tom Wallace and his son Davis Wallace, 7, a second grader at Welch Elementary, enjoy donuts together in the school cafeteria.

Zack Massung and his dad Tom Massung are hunting donuts as they walk the hall of Welch Elementary School in matching Bengal jerseys during fun and games with Dad.

HONOR ROLLS James M. Gamble Montessori School

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

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Youth of the Month

McAuley High School junior Susan Findley was named Youth of the Month for March by the Northwest Exchange Club. Findley received a plaque and a $250 savings bond and now has the chance to compete at the district, state and national levels. She was selected based upon four criteria: academics, leadership, school activities and community service. Findley is ranked seventh in her class, is a member of National Honor Society, History Honor Society, Ambassadors Club, Key Club, Latin Club and Art Club, and is involved in drama, soccer and volleyball. She also volunteers each summer at the Cincinnati Zoo. The daughter of Bob and Mary Pat Findley of Mount Airy, she hopes to major in zoology. Findley is pictured with club members Craig Abercrombie, left, and Bill Harvey.


Commercial pilot

Stephen Warther, right, recently earned his commercial pilot certificate after completing training at the Clermont County Airport, where the laboratory portion of the University of Cincinnati’s professional pilot program is taught. When he completes the two-year program, Warther will have also earned an associate of applied science degree. With the commercial pilot certificate, he is now approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly aircraft for compensation. Warther is the son of Robert and Teresa Warther of Colerain Township. He is pictured with instructor Keith Landrum.

Christiana Somers, Andrew Uetrecht and Veronica Uetrecht.

A Average

Briana Collins, Sadie Patton, Patrick Sonderman and Diamond Webb.

B Average

Gabrielle Allen, Jenelle Belcher, Chelsey Brock, Mariesha Gibson, Shamiyah Hood, Alexis Janes-Maye, Jaila Lawrence, Christopher Martin, Laukita Mathews and Jana Twitty.


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Wait is over for Colerain’s Jones By Tony Meale


Colerain catcher Chelsea Jones strides back onto the field after momentarily leaving the game in the 2009 state run. Jones crashed head first into a brick wall while trying to catch a pop-up in foul territory and lay motionless for several minutes.

The Jones family, from left, are Jeanette, Chelsea and Todd.


She was a four-year varsity starter at catcher. As a junior, she helped Colerain High School to its first-ever appearance at the state softball tournament. And as a senior, she captained the Lady Cards and had career-highs in average (.316) and OBP (.338). But recent Colerain graduate Chelsea Jones never won a single Greater Miami Conference award during her career. Not one. “She didn’t get enough credit for how good (2009 graduate Emily Schwaeble) was,” Colerain softball coach Susan Dayton said. “You can be a great pitcher but still look bad if the catcher isn’t good. People didn’t realize how good Chelsea really was.” Now they do. Jones was named the Northwest Press Sportswoman of the Year, as voted by fans. “It feels awesome to have people in the community care (about me),” Jones said. “I’m ecstatic.” So are her parents. “We’re thrilled,” said Jones’ father, Todd, also referring to his wife, Jeanette. “We think she’s really been a good player, and we’re excited to see her play for four more years.” Jones, 18, will play softball for Mount Vernon Nazarene, which is located near Columbus. She plans to enter a pre-pharmacy program and study nuclear chemistry. It certainly won’t be easy, but Jones, who graduated with a 3.9 GPA and


Catcher Chelsea Jones of Colerain dives to catch a foul ball in the seventh inning of a May 6 game.

tutored classmates in chemistry and biology, is up for the challenge. “She’s an all-around great kid,” Colerain Athletic Director Dan Bolden said. “She has a great smile, a great personality, she’s smart, she’s athletic – you can’t find fault with her; everything she touches turns to gold. Everybody can talk to her, and she can talk to everybody. I have never – ever – in four years seen her angry.” Jones, who performs

community service at her alma mater, Struble Elementary School, didn’t hesitate when naming the top accomplishment of her softball career. “Our state run junior year was definitely the highlight,” she said. “It was great to go with the pitcher (Schwaeble) I’d been catching since freshman year.” Although Colerain lost 30 to Hudson in the state semifinals, Jones will be remembered for diving head-first into a brick backstop while attempting to snare a foul ball. She lay motionless for several minutes before walking gingerly to the dugout. With play set to resume with 2009 graduate Andrea Amrein switching from shortstop to catcher, Jones trotted to home plate and stayed in the game.




The Chelsea Jones File

• Four-year varsity starter at catcher • Helped Colerain to its first-ever appearance at the state tournament in 2009 • Graduated with a 3.9 GPA • Was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society • Volunteered at Struble Elementary • Tutored classmates at Colerain • Will play softball for Mount Vernon Nazarene • Is pre-pharmacy and will study nuclear chemistry “That’s the kind of kid Chelsea is,” Bolden said. “She wasn’t going to let a headache get in the way of the team.” Jones was also willing to change her approach at the plate before her senior season. One of three righthanded hitters converted to a slapper, Jones’ batting average rose by more than 60 points. “Chelsea took to it and really blossomed,” Dayton said. “It was her work ethic and willingness to do whatever was asked of her to become a better player.” Todd Jones credited Dayton and hitting coach Howard Carrier, whom Jones has worked with for the last two-and-a-half years, for helping her improve her technique. She will take those hitting tips to Mount Vernon. “We’re really proud of her,” her father said. “She’s becoming the daughter we always knew she would be.” Said Jones, “I just want to say thank you to the person who nominated me; this is first time I’ve gotten recognition for softball.” It probably won’t be the last.

Johns embraces baseball heritage

By Anthony Amorini

When baseball is in your blood, picking up a hardball at an early age isn’t really a choice – it’s a birthright. Then again, if given options, La Salle’s Ryan Johns wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’ve been playing ever since I could stand up and walk,” Johns joked. “Baseball is basically my life and it’s something I’m very passionate about. I could never get tired of it.” For his contributions on and off the field, Johns was named as the Northwest Press Sportsman of the Year in 2010. Readers nominated Sportsman of the Year candidates and determined winners through online voting. “I just want to say thanks to everyone who believed in me. (The award) means a lot to me,” Johns said of winning the vote for Sportsman of the Year. “It’s a great honor and I am truly blessed that people noticed all my hard work.” Dan Johns, Ryan’s father and a 1974 Elder graduate, and his two-year stint playing for Single A teams with the Montreal Expos and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1977 to 1978 serves as key inspiration for his Lancer son. Catching up with Ryan

The Ryan Johns file

• Cumulative GPA of 3.825 for first three years at La Salle • First honor student in 2008, 2009 and 2010 • Academic All-Star in 2008, 2009 and 2010 • Service as St. Bernard of Taylor Creek Church Server from 2003 to present • Volunteer work at Twin Tower’s Bingo, Special Olympics at Rost Elementary, St. Bernard of Taylor Creek Summer Festival, Christmas Carnival and working as a scoreboard operator at sporting events are just a few of Ryan’s numerous volunteer efforts • Statistics for junior year playing varsity baseball at La Salle: .300 batting average with .397 on-base percentage, 10 RBI, 15 hits, 16 runs, six doubles and one home run during a volunteer coaching stint at La Salle’s annual baseball camp for kids June 23, the soon to be senior was feeling right at home with thoughts drifting between doling out instruc-



La Salle’s Ryan Johns steps to the plate for an at-bat during the 2010 spring season. tion by day and taking the field with his summer team, Storm Club, by night. And as for his diamond dreams? They were drifting to big league ball parks and major league drafts. “My goal is to make the pros, but I have to take things one step at a time,” Ryan said. “Hopefully one day I can get drafted and make it to the show. My dad played in the minors so I would like to match him, or maybe even take it a little further.” Big-league ambitions aside, Ryan believes finding time to coach at La Salle’s camp is a top priority and one of the more rewarding aspects of the game despite playing 50 to 60 contests with Storm Club each summer

“It’s basically a great learning experience for everyone,” Ryan said. “I learn from the kids and I get to show my leadership skills by teaching them what La Salle (baseball) expects from them.” And La Salle baseball expects, and receives, a lot. Just ask Lancer head coach Joe Voegele. “He is a very dedicated, hard-working guy just like most of our guys are,” Voegele said. “There is no doubt about it that he is deserving (of a sportsmanship award). “He’s a nice kid, he’s smart and he’s a good little baseball player,” Voegele added. His father was also quick to chime in about his Sports-

La Salle’s Ryan Johns, seated on the right, takes a moment for a family photo with his sister, Madison, his father, Dan, his mother, Tina, and the family’s dogs, Patches and Rusty. man of the Year winner. “It makes me very proud given the competition he was up against,” he said of the Sportsman vote. “Myself and my wife (Tina) couldn’t be more proud of him.” During the 2010 spring high school season, Ryan platooned at second base for the Lancers’ varsity team and managed to turn in nice numbers despite limited action. Ryan hit .300 with a .397 on-base percentage including 15 hits, 16 runs, six doubles, one home run and 10 RBI. La Salle finished at 22-7 while winning Division I sectional and district titles before falling in the regional semi-finals. Including Ryan, La Salle

returns five senior starters for the 2011 season and Voegele is hoping for more of the same. “We have some pretty good hitters coming back so that should help,” Voegele said. “(Ryan) and the other returning seniors will all be solid players for us next year.” Off the field, volunteering as a church server at St. Bernard from 2003 to present is one of Ryan’s favorite philanthropic activities in addition to the La Salle camp, he said. “I take that very seriously and I enjoy it,” Ryan said. “I have matured a lot through the church. They got me to where I am at today.”


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have a challenging schedule against some of the top teams in the city, state, and country and I feel certain sports fans will enjoy the effort and intensity of Bomber football” The long-time Internet voices of the Bombers Tony Schad and Ralph Nardini will handle the play-by-play and color.

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Colerain High School senior athletes sign letters of intent to play collegiate sports, May 6. Krista Wharton will play volleyball and run track at Baldwin-Wallace, Ken Kunkel will play basketball at Wilmington College, Greg Tabar will play football for the College of Mount St. Joseph, Nick Piening will play football for The Ohio State University, Tyler Larsh will play football for Thomas More College, Ben Vonderhaar will play basketball for Wilmington College, Blake Hays will play football for Ohio Northern University, JoVonta Harrison will play football for University of Charleston, Jake Forrester will play baseball for Xavier University, Jeffrey Denny will run cross country and track for Miami University and Joe Campbell will play football for Thomas More College.



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BUYERS: LOOK BEYOND COSMETICS In today’s market, buyers have an abundance of homes to choose from. So in order to make a sale, sellers are working harder to make their homes look attractive. Most homes for sale will have fresh paint, new carpet and upgraded landscaping. But excited buyers should not choose a home based on their first impressions alone. It is just as important that the underlying structure of the home is in good condition too. A professional inspection is essential before a purchase is finalized, but buyers can first do a preliminary check. Take a walk around and check for any large cracks in the foundation. Sometimes trees are planted too closely and can damage the foundation. Also, make sure there is at least a 12 inch barrier between the house and any vegetation to keep water from pooling near the foundation. Next, check the attic. Signs of a leaking roof will show up there even if inner ceilings have been repaired. Check the plumbing. If the fixtures aren’t sealed properly, you’ll discover leakage and mold growth under the sinks. Ask sellers when they last replaced the larger systems like the heating, roof and water heater. If you find the fundamentals are in good shape, then it’s time to take the next step toward home ownership. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 29 years and is a Certified Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation. For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, contact Mark Schupp at Star One Realtors. Please call me at 385-0900 (office) or 385-0035 (home) or visit my website: CE-0000402996


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Last week’s question: If you had one day to do anything, where would you spend the day locally? Why? “I would like to check into a hotel with a lovely pool with no children splashing about. Then lazily float on a raft while someone brings me umbrella drinks (a swim-up bar would be great too!).” C.A.S. “Probably at King’s Island or at a picnic at the home of a family member. Why, because it doesn’t get any better than being with family.” B.N. “From the time I was a little kid I always looked forward to going to Coney Island, so I guess as I have got older my one day would be spent at Coney to bring back old memories.” L.S. “At a park with my family. Western Hills has some great ones, especially for children: West Fork Park, Mitchell Memorial Forest, Miami Whitewater, Garden Paradise Park in Delhi, and Fernbank Park are our favorites. Our daughter also loves the playground at Harvest Home.” R.R.

This week’s question What does patriotism mean to you? Who is the most patriotic person you know? Why? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@communitypre with “chatroom” in the subject line.

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School district has much to be proud of

On behalf of the board of education and district leadership team, I want to thank you for another year of commitment and support of our Northwest Local School District students. I believe that 2009-10 will be remembered as the year in which the Northwest School District earned its first Excellent report card rating, and the year in which we received 63 percent of the votes on our renewal levy. Your work was in part responsible for both of these triumphs. Our community has a great deal to be proud of this year. Over the summer we will begin planning for several projects, some of which will be very significant in both Northwest Local School District and in Ohio. For example: • The up-date/evaluation report on the Narrow Grade Range

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(NGR) project at Pleasant Run and Welch Elementary Schools was presented during the June 16 board meeting. The leadership team and the board will then begin to discuss the desirability and feasibility of expanding NGR to other elemen-

tary schools. • The board has scheduled a work session at 5:30 p.m. on June 28 to re-visit the Ohio School Facilities Commission Master Plan. Upon review of this plan, consideration may be given to revise and implement the plan to take advantage of the current

lower construction costs. • We will continue to monitor changes in the Ohio Improvement Process requirements that are expected to be finalized over the summer. • We will also continue to monitor the state budget data, although we do not expect any major announcements or changes until after the fall elections. • The state Board of Education has adopted the new Ohio Content Standards in social studies and science and Common Core State Standards in math and English/language arts. There will be ODE sponsored meetings this summer to begin the implementation process for these models. • Ohio’s Race to the Top (RttT) application is now in Washington DC. We expect a steady stream of information about the RttT improvement strategies this sum-

mer. We will continue to keep you informed as we receive any important developments on these or related topics via our website and community e-mail listing. If you have not already done so, please sign up to receive periodic e-mails from NWLSD by visiting the website and click on “Join the E News List.” Under Step 3, click on “District.” The next big summer event will be the arrival of our spring test scores and our quest for another Excellent rating. So far this year, we know that we have earned all 10 high school testing points and the graduation rate point – so we are off to a great start. One year of Excellence is good, but two would be even better! Enjoy a safe and relaxing summer. Rick Glatfelter is superintendent of the Northwest Local School District.

What Ohio can do to ease energy crunch Perhaps its time for a common sense test for elected officials. We have the largest ongoing environmental disaster in U.S. history, and many of them want hearings on the cause. Many others want funds set up for the residents. And the President says “I will make BP pay”. That’s just great, but do it all after you fix the leak. All resources should be focused on stopping the flow of oil, or at least preventing the oil from reaching the coast. These folks are so concerned with sound bites that they lose touch with common sense. When this ends, we can only hope there won’t be an over reaction. Energy independence is critical to our economy and national security. Repressive restrictions on energy production can only further weaken this country. There is a better way - a proven, clean way to make this state and country independent of foreign oil. Flash back to 1940. The Ger-

mans were blockaded and desperately needed fuel for their planes, tanks and ships. They employed the Bergius process, inventState ed by German Representati Nobel Laureate ve Lou Friedrich Bergius Blessing in 1921. Bergius found a way to Community convert coal into Press guest fuel. Environcolumnist m e n t a l i s t s should like this process, since it does not burn coal, but rather “cooks” powdered coal under pressure with hydrogen, creating high grade liquid fuels. The Germans produced billions of gallons of fuel with this method. Let’s crunch some numbers. Ohioans consume about 6.5 bil-

lion gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel per year. Ohio has 11 billion tons of readily mineable coal. One ton converts into 6.75 barrels, or 370 gallons of fuel oil. Converting roughly 17.5 million tons of coal annually into fuel oil would make Ohio entirely fuel oil self sufficient. That amount of coal represents less than 1/5 of 1 percent of Ohio’s coal supply. So what’s the problem? Until recently, the cost of conversion was higher than the cost of oil. In 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy stated that coal-to-oil conversion would not be feasible until oil reached the $40 to $50 per barrel range. Needless to say we’ve passed that mark and then some. However, there are very wealthy and connected companies that have a vested interest in limiting the supply of fuel oil. Those would be the oil companies. But their political influence has been severely weakened by the Gulf oil

spill. That may be the silver lining in this plume of pollutants. It is time for us to shape our own future rather than waiting for someone else to act. I’ve been pushing this for a few years now. We should be encouraging these plants, using development dollars for seed money and having our universities provide technical assistance. The economic impact of building a number of these plants would be enormous. Not only would the jobs from the construction and operation of these plants be a boost, but the production and sale of inexpensive fuel oil would free up lots of additional capital to create even more economic activity. The time is now. State Representative Louis Blessing Jr. is a Republican and represents the 29th district, which includes Colerain Township, Crosby Township, Springfield Township, North College Hill, Mount Healthy, Greenhills and parts of the city of Cincinnati.

Hazardous waste program open until October Did you know the average home stores between 60 and 90 pounds of hazardous products? These products include pesticides, fertilizers, automotive fluids, cleaning supplies and other chemicals which, when managed or disposed of improperly, pose a threat to human health and the environment. When used, stored, and disposed properly, these products can make our lives easier. However, improper disposal of these products can injure your waste hauler.

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Sometimes, these chemicals are illegally dumped or poured down sewers and into waterways. Other residents store the products for years in their basements and garages which can increase the risk of spills or, even

worse, accidental poisonings. In light of these facts, the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District continues to offer residents a convenient opportunity to properly dispose of the hazardous materials stored in their homes. The free drop-off program is open through October 16. This program is part of Hamilton County’s Home Safe Home program whose goal is to educate residents on the proper use and management of household hazardous products.

This year, there is a new location for the drop-off. The location and operating hours are: 4879 Spring Grove Ave., Tuesdays 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Acceptable items include: gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze, pool chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, solvents/thinners, cleaning products, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs, mercury, and batteries. Please visit or call 513946-7700 if you have any ques-

tions. Each year, the district responds to thousands of residents looking for ways to properly manage their hazardous products. I encourage you to take advantage of this convenient opportunity to make your home and community a safer and cleaner place to live. Holly Christmann is manager of the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District.

Cars, Fourth of July can be dangerous for your pets It seems that in spite of repeated warnings, peeps are still leaving dogs (and kids) in their cars. When the outdoor temperature is in the low 70s the temperature inside of a car can reach 102 degrees in 10 minutes and 120 degrees within 30 minutes time. This is with the windows down and the car in the shade! The most often heard excuse is. “But Fifi loves to go in the car and pouts when I don’t take her.” What Fifi doesn’t realize is she only sweats through her paws (and a little through her nose) and humidity affects her ability to regulate her body temperature. Leaving her inside a car, even with the

windows down, is like putting her in an oven. Once a dog has entered heatstroke, it can die within 20 minutes and it is not a pleasant way Diane to go. Internal shut Zdelar-Bush organs down, there is Community often bleeding Press guest through the columnist nose and mouth, fluid seeps from the body, and the list goes on. So that’s the ugly truth folks – leave your dog at home, not in the car.

A dog doesn’t have to be locked in a car to suffer from heatstroke. A dog who is outside for during the heat of the day or even confined in a warm house can develop heatstroke. Signs of heat stroke in dogs include but are not limited to: panting, hyperventilation (deep breathing), salivation early then dry gums, warm, dry skin, high fever, rapid heartbeat, vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes bleeding, and collapse. If you suspect your dog is suffering from heat stroke, immediately see your veterinarian. Soak towels in cool water to cover him during the car ride there. In addition to heatstroke symp-

toms, the following signs often require an immediate trip to your veterinarian: bleeding, difficulty breathing, burns, cuts and gashes, enlarged abdomen, paralysis, ingestion of foreign items or substances, profuse vomiting or diarrhea, seizures, straining to urinate, and any kind of trauma (falling, hit by car, etc.). Always call you veterinarian for instructions when your pet has any of these symptoms or is simply not acting ‘normal’ to you. Fourth of July anxiety. The Internet provides some pretty sad stories of pets who have been lost or seriously injured during Fourth of July celebrations, from dogs

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who have been terrified all their lives of fireworks or thunderstorms to older dogs who have simply “freaked out” after years of not being bothered by them. The rules are pretty basic for keeping your pet safe during Fourth celebrations: 1. Do not take your pet to fireworks displays. 2. Do not leave your pet in the car. 3. Keep your pets indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area. Diane Zdelar-Bush is a registered veterinary technician at Glenway Animal Hospital.


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Window boxes were popular at several homes on this year’s tour.


Fred and Mary Ugrund used fencing to give dimension to this part of their Jessup Road yard, as well as provide screening.





Lovely landscaping at the Squirrelwoods Court home on the tour was a set up the beauty of the back yard.

Lovely beds edge a water feature at this garden on Squirrelwood Court.

Garden art pottery such as this fairy tower by Jaime was available at the sale. The Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association’s 12th annual Garden Tour went off without a hitch despite rain early June 19. Garden tourists enjoyed the five gardens on the tour and took advantage of a plant and yard art sale. The tour is the community association’s major annual fundraiser. Becky McGeorge looks over plants and garden decorations at the sale.

Behind the floral planters, visitors see that the Johnsons grow tomatoes and herbs in pots on the deck to complement the flowers and hostas in the back yard of their Squirrelwood Court home.

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The Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association's 12th annual Garden Tour went off without a hitch despite rain early June 19. Garden tourists enjoyed the five gardens on the tour and took advantage of a plant and yard art sale. The tour is the community association's major annual fundraiser.

Mary Undrund is trying out a new way to label and identify the species that call her Jessup Road garden home.

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Jessup Road gardener Mary Ungrund told Nancy Coke she sprinkled aluminum sulfate granules on her hydrangea to get the multicolored blossoms.

Shirley Noggler and Ginny Kissel check out the vegetable plot at the bottom of the Jessup Road garden.

Peggy Theilman, Nancy Chadwick and Becky Betsch enjoyed the lanai at Steve and Meg Jung’s home on Mallard Cove. The trumpet vine growing on the roof and eaves is about 4 years old.

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Royal Rounds, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: Waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Greenhills.


Line Dance Class, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. Springfield Township. Line Dancing, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Pleasant Hill Academy, 1350 North Bend Road, Learn latest moves including the Mary J. Blige, the Odyssey and more. Wear workout clothes and bring towel. No hard sole shoes. Water available for $1. Individual lessons available upon request. Jerome Parker, instructor. For Ages 25 and up. $2. Presented by JMC Entertainment Line Dancers. 616-8855. College Hill.


Become a Magician, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Weekly through July 29. Greenhills Community Building, 8 Enfield, Room 215. Learn coin and card tricks, magical mind reading, comedy and many, many other types of magic. Fee includes all materials. Designed for the beginner. Grades 4-8. $60. Registration required. Presented by Greenhills Revitalization Organization. 583-8313. Greenhills.


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


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


Become a Magician!, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Weekly through July 29. Greenhills Community Building, 8 Enfield, Learn card tricks, mind reading, comedy and more. Grades 4-8. With Magician Brett Sears. $60. Registration required. 583-8313. Greenhills. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 2


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


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 6624569. Monfort Heights.


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


R.O.C.K. the Community, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Monfort Heights United Methodist Church, 3682 West Fork Road, Christian family event. Free food, games and concert by local Christian artists and “Price Hill,” a high-energy, power-packed worship band from Austin, Texas. Bring canned good or other non-perishable food item for local food pantries and World Vision. Free. 481-8699; Green Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 3


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


Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. Traditional British brass band music by Cincinnati Brass Band. Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Bring seating. Grilled dinners, beverages and beer available at 6 p.m. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 4


Diamond Squares, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


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


Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Experienced western style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Mount Healthy.

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Year-Round Gardening, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Gardening with Pets: Create outdoor space and/or garden that is pet friendly/pet proof. Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313. Monfort Heights.


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


Equestrian Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Summer. Novice & Above Camp. Daily through July 9. Winton Woods Riding Center, 10073 Daly Road, All experience levels. Ages 7-14. $280 summer, $168 spring; vehicle permit required. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 931-3057; Springfield Township.


Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA Sports Camp, 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Tippi Toes Dance Camp. Learn tasteful hip-hop and jazz. Ages 6-12. $65, $55 members; scholarships not available. Daily through July 9. YMCA Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Hamilton County child care vouchers are not accepted. $105, $80 members. Full fee required at registration. Registration required. 5217112. Springfield Township.


Powel Crosley Summer Day Camp, 9 a.m.4 p.m. Splish Splash. Field trip: The Beach Waterpark. Daily through July 9. YMCA Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, 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. $160, $130 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. YMCA Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Traditional camp activities. Outdoor camp. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. Ages 12-14. $160, $130 members; deposit required. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Powel Crosley YMCA Preschool Camp, 9 a.m.-noon Wild About Water. Daily through July 9. YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Medical statement signed by a doctor on file for each child is required. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. $105, $80 members. Registration required. 521-7112; Springfield Township.


The Farm Market of College Hill features local produce and home-produced food from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. For more information, call 542-0007 or visit Organizers Sue Cogan, left, and Diana Porter check out an array of flowers. Powel Crosley Jr. Specialty Camp, 9 a.m.noon Wearable Art. Activities include tie-dye, beaded jewelry, belts and more. Ages 6-12. Daily through July 9. YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Hamilton County child care vouchers are not accepted. $105, $80 members. Full fee required at registration. Registration required. 5217112. Springfield Township. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Gross Me Out. Daily through July 9. Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Themed weekly activities. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Extended care available. Ages 0-5. $173, $142 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Pre-School Camps, 9 a.m.-noon Community Heroes. Daily through July 9. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Community Heroes. Daily through July 9. Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Themed-weekly activities. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Extended care available. Ages 3-5. Full day: $173, $142 members; half day: $89, $74 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 9234466. Groesbeck. Counselor in Training Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Assist summer camp staff with various activities. Must complete an application and interview process. Ages 14-15. $58, $40 members. Registration required by April 17. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 385-7320. Groesbeck. Adventure Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, 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 by April 17. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 385-7320. Groesbeck. Powel Crosley YMCA Pee Wee Sports Camp, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Tippi Toes Dance Camp. Learn a combination of ballet, tap and jazz. One-hour camp. Ages 3-5. $65, $55 members; scholarships not available. Daily through July 9. YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Hamilton County child care vouchers are not accepted. $105, $80 members. Full fee due at registration. Registration required. 521-7117. Springfield Township.

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Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m. Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth soled shoes. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township. Line Dancing, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Pleasant Hill Academy, $2. 616-8855. College Hill.


Humana Healthy Kids Zone, 1 p.m. College Hill Branch Library, 1400 W. North Bend Road, Learn about health, nutrition and fitness. Includes yoga programs for children, African/Haitian dance lessons and more. Includes healthy snack. Ages 5-12. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6036. College Hill.


Zumba Fitness Classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves creates dynamic workout. Burn calories and learn body-energizing movements. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township.


Ultimate Challenge Camp, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Session 1. Daily through July 8. Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Outdoor recreation including low ropes course, wall climbing, canoeing, archery, driving range, nature exploration. Includes T-shirt and Frisbee. Bring lunch. Ages 10-14. $100. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 7


Municipal Manager Search Committee, 7 p.m. Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road, First floor meeting room. Discuss considering filling position of Village of Greenhills Municipal Manager. Presented by Village of Greenhills. 8252100. Greenhills.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC Cigars and Guitars, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave. Live music and cigars available for purchase. Full bar with light menu and bocce ball court available. Free. 385-9309; Colerain Township. MUSIC - CONCERTS

Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Music by Sound Body Orchestra with Anna & Milovan. Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads. 8512856. Greenhills.

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Coney Island is hosting the Coney Island Balloon Glow from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 3, on the banks of Lake Como at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. The event includes music, entertainment, more than 20 glowing hot air balloons and Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display. The glow is free, but pool and ride pricing applies; $10 parking after 4 p.m. Call 513-232-8230 or visit Pictured are some glowing balloons from last year’s event.

Continentals Round Dance Club, 7 p.m.9:30 p.m. Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road, Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; North College Hill.


The Cincinnati Museum Center OMNIMAX Theater will offer a double feature of “Mysteries of the Great Lakes,” and “Legends of Flight,” beginning July 2. “Mysteries” takes the viewer through the freshwater ecosystem with the lake sturgeon fish, pictured, as a guide. “Flight” zooms you through the sky and shows movie-goers aviation history and technology. Films will run through midNovember. Single film ticket prices are $7.50; $6.50 ages 60 and up; and $5.50 ages 3-12. Tickets to both films are $13, $11 and $9. Call 513-287-7000 or visit


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June 30, 2010


Some basic considerations about freedom Most Fourth of July holidays come and go casually. It’s good to get off work, take in a game, have a cookout, watch a parade or fireworks. To be honest, however, very little or no time is spent thinking about the blessings of freedom. During the last decade, the collective life of our country has been undergoing change and freedom threatened. The World Trade Towers destruction, the shoe and underwear bombers, the SUV packed with explosives left in Times Square on a Saturday night, the prediction that more such attempts are coming, etc. – keep us looking over our shoulders. There are enemies who don’t understand what true freedom nor our respect of it. Add to this the catastrophic spill of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the staggering debt of $13 trillion, the immigration issue – and a mood develops that waits for

another tragic shoe to drop. English historian Arnold Toynbee noted all the major civilizations that have come and gone or diminFather Lou ished over the Guntzelman centuries. For a few Perspectives their diminishment was due to conquest from without. But most of the civilizations declined because of deterioration from within. He also theorized that as new civilizations arose they tended to be located in a westerly direction from the previous one. If he’s correct, we may wonder, is China the next major civilization that will rise to great power and prestige we as decline? America is and has been a great country because of our dedication to individual rights and a

commitment to freedom. We could question if China, which curtails individual rights and restricts freedom, could rise to world power status. Yet, it’s been done before. That’s why our ancestors came to America in the first place – to escape such governments and rulers. To keep our freedom pure and effective, we must learn what freedom means today and what it demands of us. For too long we have equated freedom with license – and many have paid the price for that misconception. Many arrogantly claim, “This is a free country, I can do what I want!” Accepting this concept as true has led us to push the envelope too far, generated a coarse incivility, immodesty, narcissism, violence and the slow erosion of our morals. Freedom does not mean the ability to do anything I want. Freedom means the ability to do

what I ought. License means doing whatever I want, irrespective of the consequences or harm to self or others. American Baptist minister and Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes explains, “Freedom’s only virtue is that it enables us to pursue that which God desires for us and which we, in our heart of hearts, desire for ourselves.” (italics mine) Freedom requires reflective choices about the purpose of life. Our Declaration of Independence is actually a Declaration of Dependence. The Constitution of the United States makes its citizens independent of kings, dictators, parliaments and even majorities as regards to basic rights and liberties. But our dependence is grounded on “the Creator,” who “has endowed man with certain inalienable rights among which are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

If our freedom came from a king or the government, then that king or government could take it away. It is only because our freedom comes from God that it is called “inalienable,” i.e. it cannot be taken away. If we enslave ourselves to ego, power, government, drugs, prejudice or religious fanaticism, we’re not free. God wants none of these for us. Paul writes, “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for selfindulgence, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” (Galatians 5:13-14) Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

REUNIONS Milford Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion, including classes of 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1972. An informal gathering is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 16, at Milford American Legion’s sheltered pavilion. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 17, a golf scramble is planned at Deer Track Golf Course., The main event is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 17, at St. Andrew Parish Center. Contact Gary Landis at or 831-4722, Judy Culbertson Smyth at or 8318215; or Daryl Zomes at or 561-3189.

The Woodward High School Class of 1970 will be celebrating its 40th reunion July 16-17, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash located at 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, and all are invited. The events will begin on Friday, July 16 at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour by the pool (swim if you like). Then there will be a special benefit concert later at 10 p.m. featuring Woodward alumnae, Greta Pope, singing the smooth sounds of jazz. The concert proceeds benefit the scholarship fund for Woodward Career Technology High School collegebound graduates. Saturday, July 17 activities include playing golf, tour of the new Woodward High

School, Alumnae Ben Kamin signing his new book, “Nothing Like Sunshine,” at Joseph Beth Bookstore at noon, the all-70 classes annual cookout at Lunken Airport (sponsored by the Woodward HS class of 1973), social mixer, dinner, and dancing to DJ Jeff’s cool music of the era. All forms are available at Contact Deborah Taylor Jordan at for more information.

Kenwood Country Club. Contact Meg Kuhn Hilmer (608-0385 or; Alvin Roehr (312-6363 or; Susan Wetherill Poulos (477-7988 or; Lois Velander Hahn (460-1559 or Deluxe Check Printers employees – are having a reunion July 24. E-

Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at

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The Woodward High School Class of 1960 will celebrate its 50th Reunion in early October. Classmates, or those who know 1960 graduates, please contact Bill Miller at

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Take a bite out of summer fruit, veggies

Last week we were picking black raspberries from my bushes. This week I went with daughterin-law Jessie and grandkids Luke, Will and Jack t o Rouster’s u-pick Rita blueberry Heikenfeld farm in Rita’s kitchen C l e r m o n t County. The blueberries, like everything else, are a couple weeks early this year. They were beautiful and we left with loaded buckets of blueberries. Jess freezes most of hers for pancakes; I freeze some and make jam, as well. You’ll find a recipe in the box of pectin.

Lemon parfait with fresh berries

This is a very soft-set parfait, perfect for layering with seasonal fruits. I made it mostly with blueberries. All berries have lots of vitamin C and are full of fiber, so eat up! 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 3 ⁄4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 cups fresh berries

Combine cream cheese and sugar. Beat on low speed until smooth. Add cream and beat until smooth. Increase speed to medium high and beat until cream is billowy – it won’t hold stiff peaks. Add lemon juice and stir briefly just to blend. Line up four parfait or wineglasses. Beginning with berries, evenly layer berries and cream. Garnish with mint sprig. Can be made three hours before serving. Serves four.

Love at First Bite’s yellow squash and tomato parmesan

Thank God I have a young editor, Lisa Mauch, who turned me on to this cookbook. It’s inspired by the four hugely popular vampire-based fantasy romance “Twilight” novels by Stephenie Meyer. The novels chart a period in the life of Isabella “Bella” Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Wash., and falls in love with a 104year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. The series is told primarily from Bella’s point of view. Book No. 3, “Eclipse,” is coming out as a movie and opens June 30. The cookbook, “Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook” by Gina

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“Love at First Bite” is a cookbook written by Gina Meyers based on the “Twilight” series of books and movies. Meyers, is a fun read, plus the recipes look pretty darn good. Here’s one I’m going to try, since my squash is already bearing abundantly. The recipe wasn’t clear – it didn’t tell what to do with the other half of the veggies, etc. so I am assuming the whole dish is a layered one. 2 yellow crookneck squash, cut into 1⁄2-inch slices (I’ll be using zucchini) 2 large tomatoes, cut into 1⁄2-inch slices 1 ⁄2 cup grated Parmesan, divided 1 tablespoon dried oregano (I’ll be using 2 tablespoons fresh) 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted (I’d use a bit more)

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Rita and grandsons Luke, Will and Jack at Rouster’s blueberry field. In an 8-by-8-inch bak- heat; stir in lemon juice, ing dish, layer half the extract and food coloring. squash and tomatoes on the Fold in cherries; cool slightbottom. ly and spoon into pie shell. Sprinkle half the cheese Place second shell over and half the oregano. Driz- filling and make slits in top. zle with half the butter. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or Make more layers, topping until crust is nice and golden. with cheese and oregano. Cover edges with foil to Serves six. prevent overbrowning, if And here’s the quote at necessary. Cool an hour the end: “What if I’m not before setting up. the hero? What if I’m the bad guy?” - Edward.

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Cherry pie with Splenda

For Helen Kane, who wanted a sugar-free pie with canned cherries. 2 cans, 14.5 oz. each, pitted tart red cherries 3 ⁄4 cup Splenda granulated 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 ⁄4 teaspoon almond extract Few drops red food coloring if you want Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drain cherries, reserving 1 cup juice. Combine Splenda and cornstarch in saucepan and stir in reserved juice. Cook until mixture begins to boil. Boil one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from

We should all be eating more beets. They help prevent cancer and birth defects. For Laura, a Northern Kentucky reader. No real recipe, but here’s how I do it: drain a can of sliced or small whole beets. Slice a medium onion thinly and add to beets. In a saucepan, bring to a boil a cup of cider vinegar, sugar to taste (start with about 1⁄3 cup) and a dash or two of salt. Pour this over beets. Some people add a dash or two of allspice or cloves. Cool and chill. 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 30, 2010

Springfield Twp. community yard sale a sold-out success

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It was another sold-out success for Springfield Township’s community yard sale. Kim Flamm, activities coordinator for the township, said all 68 spaces were sold out in no time for the June 5 sale. Sharon Figgs, Finneytown, lugged all the toys and children’s items she could to sell. “I’ve never had a yard

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Sandy Baldock

Sandra “Sandy” A. Baldock, 58, of Colerain Township died June 21. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Frank F. Baldock; sons Chris (Jennifer) and Drew; grandchildren Brady and Carson Baldock; siblings Jerry (Carole) Abbatiello, Debbie (John) Stanchek, Mike (Patty) Abbatiello, and Pat (Tina) Abbatiello; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Jerome and JoAnn Abbatiello. Visitation is 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, June 25, at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home, 3700 Glenmore Ave. Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, at St. Martin of Tours Church.

Walter Barhorst

Walter Barhorst, 86, died June 20. He was a B17 turret gunner for the Air Force in World War II and a linemen for 40 years for CG&E. He is survived by his wife Helen E. (Geiss) Barhorst; children Ken (Diana), Nancy (Barhorst) Cooper, Dan (Betty), Kathy (Barhorst) Harmeyer, Matt (Jamie) Barhorst;

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seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, 21 nieces and nephews; sisters Jean (Bob deceased) Kessler, the late Marilyn Michel, and Ethel Barhorst (Justin) Gutting. Visitation is 10 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Our Lady of Lourdes Gathering Space, 2832 Rosebud Drive. Burial at St. Joseph Cemetery, Pedretti and West Eighth streets, Price Hill. There will be a gathering after services at Nathaniel Greene Lodge 6394 Wesselman Road. Memorial may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, 45242, or Parkinson's Foundation, 165 W. Galbraith 218, 45216. Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Melinda Bullock, 40, died June 24. She is survived by her husband Guy Bullock; children Austin, Alex and Averi Bullock; parents Butch and Barbara Kattmann; siblings Jeff (Susan) Kattmann and Jennifer (Mike) Vannoy; in-laws Pat and Ken Bullock; brother-in-law Thad (Amy) Bullock; and many nieces and nephews. Services have been held. Memorials may be made to The Melinda Bullock Children’s Educational Fund, c/o Hodapp Funeral Home. Checks should be made payable to the Education Fund.

Ralph Duhme

Ralph “Driver Dan” Duhme, 69, died June 16. He is survived by Alice (nee Boggess) Duhme; children Darlene Short, Phil (Wendy) Conigliaro, Mike (Christy), Mike Conigliaro, Connie Duhme, Dan Duhme and David Duhme; grandchildren Cheyenne, Kiowa, Dakota, Destinia, Phil Jr., Devin, Cole, Allison and Shadaya; and sister Marian (the late Barry) Melloan. Services have been held. Paul Young Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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He is survived by her husband Blanche “Bebe” Hales; children Dr. Louis (Kay) Stanton Jr., Stuart (Maude) Correll Hales and Mary Bonner (David) Nutt; Hales grandchildren David Benjamin Nutt, Katherine Bonner Nutt, Hannah Kay Hales, Jackson Stanton Hales and Julia Bonner Hales; Brother of Charlotte Hales Davis and Mary Grantham Lee; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Services were at St. Stephen Episcopal Church. Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice. Paul Young Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Kenneth Kane

Kenneth Kane, 87, of Colerain Township, died June 19. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn (nee Kombrinck). He is survived by his children Karen (Gary) Walton, Kerry (Karen), Kevin (Sing); grandchildren Nghek, Chhoy, Daniel, Jonathan, Benjamin, Kris (Melanie), Kara (Peter), Keith, Tim, Adam (Tara) and Matthew; great-grandchildren Allison, Cooper and Alexis; and sister Dorothy Seipel . He also was preceded in death by his daughter Sharon Kane and brother Richard and Robert Kane. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Ave., Mt. Healthy. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, at Vineyard Church Northwest, 9165 Round Top Road. Memorials may be made to Kirkwood Camp and Conference Center, 5719 State Route 73 West, Wilmington, OH 45177; The Hope for Komar Foundation, P.O. Box 10483, St. Petersburg, FL., 33733.

Sister Michaeleen Keane

Sister Michaeleen Keane, RSM, 91, died June 23. She was the long-time McAuley High School librarian worked nearly every afternoon in the school library which bears her name. Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Michaeleen will be Tuesday, June 29, at McAuley High School. Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 7:30 p.m. A reception in the cafeteria will follow the Mass. There will also be an earlier visitation from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the McAuley Convent,

next to the high school at 1768 Cedar Ave. Sister Michaeleen’s burial procession will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, leaving from the McAuley Convent and traveling to St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sister Michaeleen Keane Celebration of Life Scholarship Fund, c/o McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., Cincinnati, OH., 45224.

Marion King

Marion Grace King (nee Stewart), 90, formerly of Lake George, N.Y., died June 20. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles King. She is survived by children Diana Lewis, Sheri (Tom) Kohorst, Dan Lewis, Lynn Lewis and Karl Lewis; by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and other extended family. Visitation is 6 p.m. until funeral services at 8 p.m. at Paul R. Young Funeral Home 7345 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy.

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Colerain Township Arrests/citations

Leroy Bowers, 36, 4428 Simpson Ave., theft at 11865 Hamilton Ave., May 29. Joseph Mauntel, 47, 3554 Ripplegrove, domestic violence at 3554 Ripplegrove, May 29. Jennifer Hodge, 35, 5782 Colerain Ave., domestic violence at 7051 E. Miami River Road, June 7.

Catherine A. Moran, 85, of White Oak, died June 22. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry F. Moran Jr. She is survived by children Steve (Jane), Allen (Debbie), Karen, Shirley and Richard (Julie) Moran; grandchildren Holly (Jason) Rodenbeck, Brian (Jill) Moran, Heather (Mike) Kuhling, Rick, Michael (Tina), Mary Beth and Christopher Moran; seven greatgrandchildren; siblings Betty Zahner and May McDermott; sister-in-law Pat (Dan) Kramer; brother-in-law Edward (Nancy) Moran; and many nieces, nephews and family. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Sunday June 27, at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, 5527 Cheviot Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 28, at St. James Church, White Oak. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Special Olympics.

Doris Ott

Doris L. Ott, (nee Cassidy), 80, of Colerain Township, died June 21. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Ott and her daughter late Diann Eichenlaub. She is survived by her children Connie (David) Kelso, Robert Ott, Jr., Alice (Ben) Bridges and the late Diann Eichenlaub; grandchildren David, Chris, Brad, Nicole, Bethany, Chelsea, Robbie and Cassidy; six great-grandchildren; and her sister Herschel Cassidy. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy. Services will be 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

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Susan McLaughlin, (nee Kappner), 63, died June 17. She is survived by her husband Thomas McLaughlin; children Kimberly (Terry) Bunnell, Lori Dyer, Jeffrey (Jennifer Baker) Lansaw and Jennifer (Brian) Garcia; stepchildren Tamara Hastings, Erin Essell and Scott McLaughlin; grandchildren P.J., Josh, Tommy, Jonny, Amberlee, Timmy and Hayden; stepgrandchildren Trey, Brad, Kyle, Ryan, Tyler and Emily; sisters Joyce (the late George) Troutman and Debra (Steve) Sandmann. She was preceded in death by her first husband Thomas Lansaw Services were held at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,

Juvenile male, 17, theft, obstructing official business at 8951 Colerain Ave., June 5. Michael Ware, 37, 8562 Neptune Drive, obstructing official business at 8562 Neptune Drive, June 7. Juvenile male, 18, receiving stolen property, obstructing official business, conceal carry, resisting arrest at 9840 Marino Drive, May 9.


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Velda G. Matthews (nee Godlove), 90, died June 14. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles A. Matthews. She is survived by her children Sue King, Dana Butler and Mark (Rebecca) Matthews; grandchildren Shelley Robinson, Susan King, Shana Kidd, George Burris III and Charles Matthew Butler, Joy Allen, Heather Kinnard and April Dunagin; 12 great-grandchildren; and siblings Dean Godlove and Hilda Siefers. Services were June 18 at Christ's Church at Mason in Mason. Memorials may be sent to Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205. Paul R. Young Funeral Home handled arrangements.


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Juvenile male, 16, obstructing official business at 9840 Marino Drive, May 9. Juvenile male, 15, menacing at 6965 Colerain Ave., May 26. Artice Williams, 24, 1312 Broadway Street, drug possession at 8405 Colerain Ave., June 1. Morgan Hurley, 21, 3519 Amberway, drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, obstructing official business at 2879 Royal Glen, May 30. Joann Verrett, 47, 8267 Stahley Drive, possession of drugs at 9046 Colerain Ave., May 29. Nicholas Baumgartner, 21, 2749 Norwood Ave., drug possession at 2829 Royal Glen, May 30. Melisa King, 38, 6103 Vine Street, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., May 27. James Habermehl, 35, 9954 Andrew Drive, theft at 10235 Colerain Ave., May 27. Shane Fisher, 29, 5612 Lakeside Drive, obstructing official business at 2911 John Grey Road, May 24. Clevester Steele, 44, 2880 Jonrose Ave., receiving stolen property at 2880 Jonrose Ave., June 3. William Palmer, 22, 2879 Jonrose Ave., possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property at 2879 Jonrose Ave., June 3. Juvenile Female, 13, domestic violence at 2900 Jonrose, June 2. Nicholas Childs, 23, 459 Austin Smith Road, drug paraphernalia at 4200 Springdale Road, June 2. Tarom Tolbert, 19, 11027 Quailridge Court, assault at 2527 Washington Ave., May 31. Christopher Fuerst, 32, 3445 Robb Ave., obstructing official business, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 8400 Colerain Ave., May 20. Suzanne Wallace, 33, 9620 Loralinda Drive, disorderly conduct at 10181 Colerain Ave., May 29. Erica Branch, 35, 5571 Dry Ridge Road, disorderly conduct at 10181 Colerain Ave., May 29. Levon Mcclendon, 30, 3101 Regal , falsification, safety restraint, disorderly conduct at Colerain Avenue


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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 or pricing details. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the St. James Cemetery in White Oak. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association. Neidhard-Gillen Funeral home is handling arrangements.

Jacqueline Tepe

Jacqueline “Jackie” Tepe, 78, died June 18. Survived by her children Debbie (Mike) Lenz, Greg (Madonna), Doug (Donna) Tepe; grandchildren Michael (Elena), Amy Lenz, Greg, Mark, John, Kristin, Brian Tepe; greatgrandchildren Jakob and Gabriella Lenz; in-law Pat Dwyer. Preceded in death by her husband Harry E. Tepe. Services were held on June 23. Arrangements by Gwen Mooney Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Amy Lenz Trust Fund c/o Gwen Mooney Funeral Home or Hospice of Cincinnati.

Robert Wilzbach

Robert C. Wilzbach, 74, of Green Township, died June 18 He was a vice president for Western-Southern Insurance Co. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Wilzbach (nee Welti); children Kevin (Annemarie) and Todd (Jennifer) Wilzbach; grandchildren Wilzbach Lauren (Charlie) Hunt, Kristen (Billy) Cantley, Eric and Kelly Wilzbach and Sydney and Melanie Wilzbach; great-grandchildren Zachary and Abigail Hunt; brother David Wilzbach. Services wee June 22 at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Chapel, 2145 Compton Road. Memorial may be made to the Parkinson's Wellness Chapter, 4 Triangle Park Drive, Suite 404, Cincinnati, OH., 45246, or the American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH., 45227. Neidhard Minges Funeral Home handled arrangements.

About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 7291300. and Shadycrest, May 28. Artice Williams, 24, 1312 Broadway Street, open flask at 8405 Colerain Ave., June 1. Andrew Nagel, 25, 140 Bent Tree, operating motor vehicle intoxicated at 3360 Compton Road, May 30. Ryan Rufli, 25, 3345 River Road, open flask at 3000 W. Galbraith Road, May 30. Dominiqe Hill, 19, 2335 Roxanna, disorderly conduct at 2860 Banning Road, June 1. Timothy Lawrence, 48, 3418 Reading Road, disorderly conduct at 9690 Colerain Ave., June 2. Stephanie Barrett, 22, 3181 Harry Lee Lane, open container at 2900 W. Galbraith Road, May 29.

Incidents Aggravated burglary

Victim reported DVD player, bat of unknown value removed at 2322 Walden Glen Circle, May 25.

Aggravated robbery

Victim threatened with gun and cell phones and currency of unknown value removed at 3737 Vernier Drive, May 29.

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Police reports Firearm used to threatened victim at 2340 W. Galbraith Road, June 3. Victim reported at 9875 Capstan, May 25.


Victim struck at 9352 Round Top Road, May 20. Victim struck at 3586 W. Galbraith Road, May 22.


Residence entered and music machine, games of unknown value removed at 5244 Springdale, May 31. Residence entered and printer valued at $200 removed at 9144 Trinidad, May 27.

Criminal damaging

Gazebo screening damaged by rock at 2636 Sandhurst, May 28. Window of residence damaged at 2511 Walden Glen Circle, May 31. Vehicle window damaged at 7474 Country Village Drive, May 30. Reported at 9666 Sacramento, June 6.

Criminal mischief

Vehicle damaged at 10969 New Market Drive, June 2.

Identity fraud

Victim reported at 2593 Haverknoll Drive, May 27. Account opened in victim ‘s name without consent at 9342 Round Top Road, May 4.

Interference with custody

Victim reported at 7081 Sheed Road, May 30.

Possession of drugs, obstruction of official business Victim reported at 2362 Compton Road, May 27.


Victim threatened and $150 removed at 6947 Cheviot Road, June 1.


Pod and currency of unknown value removed at 2761 Sandhurst Drive, May 31. Bike valued at $175 removed at 9779 Manhattan Drive, June 1. $1,000 removed at 2926 Banning Road, May 30. Cell phone valued at $60 removed at 3025 Hyannis Drive, May 29. Vehicle entered and currency and pocket knives of unknown value removed at 3737 Poole Road, May 28. Bike valued at $300 removed at 4336 Colerain Ave., May 28. Vehicle entered and currency, coins, watch valued at $818 removed at 5750 Desertgold, May 28. Vehicle entered and GPS valued at $210 removed at 8753 Carrousel Park Circle, May 28. Computer valued at $224 removed at 2564 Willowspring Court, May 5. Glasses valued at $40 removed at 8090 Blancetta, May 20. Phone and keys of unknown value removed at 8801 Cheviot Road, June 1. Shoes valued at $250 removed at 9470 Colerain Ave., June 4. Medication of unknown value removed at 2916 Bentbrook Drive, June 3. $400 removed at 6565 Gaines Road, June 2. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 11865 Hamilton Ave., June 1. Vehicle removed at 2301 Walden Glen Circle, May 30.

Henkel, possession of drugs at 2022 Sylved Lane, June 11. Barbara J. Humphries, 42, 1258 Bates Ave., receiving stolen property and forgery at 5071 Glencrossing Way, June 12. Thomas A. Hendrickson, 19, 1663 Harrison Ave., receiving stolen property at 2500 Ebenezer Road, June 14. Michael Abrams, 31, 3368 Deshler, obstructing official business at 2714 North Bend Road, June 12. Janie D. Kinzer, 51, 7878 Bridge Point Drive, misconduct at an emergency at 7024 Harrison Ave., June 12. Richard A. Kief, 35, 9711 Dunraven, possession of drugs at 5233 North Bend Road, June 12. Juvenile, 14, criminal damaging and criminal trespass at 5859 Bridgetown Road, June 14. Juvenile, 14, criminal trespass at 3863 Church Lane, June 14. Todd M. Rudler, 19, 5315 Pinecliff Lane, operating vehicle under the influence, underage consumption, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia at 5428 Audro Drive, June 15. Brian Weber, 19, 6302 Shearwater, drug abuse at 3312 North Bend Road, June 15. Thomas R. Bohl, 55, 5529 Windridge, building code violations at 5529 Windridge, June 16. Juvenile, 15, burglary and vandalism at 3000 block Wardall Avenue, June 16. Juvenile, 15, underage consumption, June 17.



Roll of toilet paper set on fire in restroom at Blue Rock Park at 3014 Blue Rock Road, June 12.

Breaking and entering

Wrench set, two impact wrenches, socket and three drills stolen from home’s garage at 2337 South Road, June 13. Lock cut on home’s shed, but nothing was found missing at 3268 South Road, June 14. Chain saw, air compressor, lawn mower and weed trimmer stolen from home’s garage at 3861 Ebenezer Road, June 16.


Air compressor, cell phone, drill, circular saw and charger stolen from home at 4001 Westwood Northern Blvd., June 12. Wedding band stolen from home at 6018 Cheviot Road No. 3, June 13. Pressure washer and bicycle stolen from home at 3485 Westport Court, June 14. Laptop computer and a GPS stolen from home at 6972 Aspen Point

Court, June 15. Several car parts stolen from apartment building storage area at 4421 Homelawn Ave. No. 1, June 16.

Criminal damaging

Two tires slashed, rear window broken and console, dashboard and body damaged on vehicle at 3661 Frondorf Drive, June 15. Copper cut from air conditioning unit at Winter’s Financial at 5556 Cheviot Road Suite B, June 15. Sugar poured in gasoline tank on vehicle at 5557 Surrey Ave., June 16. Copper line cracked on air conditioning unit at 5560 Cheviot Road Suite A, June 16. Vehicle window shot out by BB gun at 3585 Robroy, June 16.

Domestic dispute

Argument between parent and child at Sprucewood Drive, June 11. Argument between man and woman at Ebenezer Road, June 14. Argument between family members at North Bend Road, June 14. Argument between man and woman at Ebenezer Road, June 14. Argument between parent and child at Haft Road, June 16.

Property damage

Window cracked on home by unknown means at 2412 South Road, June 15. Window broken on vehicle when struck by rock thrown from lawn mower at 5468 Race Road, June 16. Rocking chair stolen from home’s front porch at 3356 Van Zandt Drive, June 11.


Chain saw and concrete saw stolen from vehicle at Allgeier and Sons at 6386 Bridgetown Road, June 1. Aluminum tracking for an awning stolen from vehicle at 3507 Eyrich Road, June 1. GPS stolen from vehicle at 1589 Wynnburne Drive, June 3. Copper cable and wiring stolen from Verizon Wireless cellular tower at 5245 North Bend Road, June 4. Copper cable and wiring stolen from Verizon Wireless cellular tower at 5482 Rybolt Road, June 4. Cell phone stolen from locker at La Salle High School at 3091 North Bend Road, June 4. Yard sign stolen from home's front yard at 3728 Monfort Heights Drive, June 5. Money stolen from purse at Western Tennis and Fitness Club at 5490 Muddy Creek Road, June 5. Hood stolen from vehicle at 6172 Oakhaven Drive, June 6. Eight flower baskets stolen from bridge to subdivision at Beechcreek Lane and Muddy

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drill and bedroom set stolen from home at 5380 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 12, June 14. Money, phone charger, pocket knife and wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 4604 Nathaniel Glen Drive, June 15. Septic tank pump stolen from home at 5085 West Fork Road, June 15. GPS, MP3 player and two gaming systems stolen from vehicle at 5997 Brierly Ridge Drive, June 16. Mailbox stolen from home at 5708 Farlook Drive, June 16. Money stolen from Supreme Nut and Candy during a quick-change scheme at 5800 Cheviot Road, June 16. Wallet stolen from purse at Crossroads Sports Bar at 5790 Cheviot Road, June 17.


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garage at 1924 Ebenezer Road, June 10. Cart full of miscellaneous grocery items stolen from Kroger at 3491 North Bend Road, June 10. Unknown amount of hygiene products and shower curtains stolen from Family Dollar at 5527 Bridgetown Road, June 11. Miscellaneous makeup items and batteries stolen from Bigg’s at 5071 Glencrossing Way, June 11 Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 6075 Harrison Ave., June 12. Graduation tassel stolen from vehicle at 6550 Harrison Ave., June 12. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 3956 Rybolt Road, June 12. Wallet and contents stolen from home at 5646 Childs Ave., June 12. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 6320 Glenway Ave., June 13. Television stolen from breakfast room at Holiday Inn at 5505 Rybolt Road, June 13. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 7121 Pickway Drive, June 13. Television, video game system, six video games, grill, luggage set,

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Victim reported at 5537 Old Blue Rock Road, May 21. Victim reported at 2350 Impala Drive, May 31.

Creek Road, June 7. GPS stolen from one vehicle; and GPS, printer and MP3 player stolen from second vehicle at 3322 Markdale Court, June 7. Unknown amount of candy stolen from Supreme Nut and Candy at 6080 Cheviot Road, June 7. Video camera, MP3 player, adapter, DVD case and 57 DVDs stolen from vehicle at 6896 Dove Hill Lane, June 7. Speaker box, two amplifiers and an MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 5990 Beechtop, June 7. MP3 player and cell phone stolen from home at 4554 Ebenezer Road, June 6. Cell phone stolen from victim at 5924 Bridgetown Road, June 7. Two subwoofers and an amplifier stolen from vehicle at 62222 Charity Drive, June 8. GPS and a digital camera stolen from vehicle at Markdale and Willowdale, June 8. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 6642 Hearne Road, June 9. Wedding ring set stolen from home at 6788 Harrison Ave. No. 19, June 9. Pressure washer stolen from home's

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Hope Academy closes Springfield Twp. facility By Heidi Fallon

Greg Stallworth thought he’d bought the perfect home within walking distance to his job. Now, Stallworth is facing a daily drive to Madisonville with the closing of Hope Academy on Miles Road in Springfield Township. Stallworth began working for what was then Bob Hope House in 1986. “My salary was $6.13 an hour and when I asked about benefits, they told I got free parking,” Stallworth said with a smile. No matter the money and useless parking space, Stallworth said he knew he’d found his life’s mission. Hope House originally opened in 1962 adjacent to Drake Hospital. Juvenile Court Judge Benjamin Schwartz initiated the facility for teens. Originally just for boys,

the teens were referred to the Hope House via the court system or social agencies. The late comedian Bob Hope, a friend of Schwartz, offered his support and name to the facility. In 1996, it was renamed Center for Hope and changed to a school setting and no longer offered housing for the teens. In 2001, the Children’s Home of Cincinnati took over the program and it evolved into a co-ed, nonpublic high school chartered by the state. Now, the entire program is being transferred to the Children’s Home Madisonville site and the 20-plus acre Miles Road property is for sale. Springfield Township Administrator Mike Hinnenkamp said the property currently is zoned for residential. “We will wait and see who buys the property and assess any possible zone


Greg Stallworth stands outside what had become his home away from home at the Hope Academy in Springfield Township. The youth facility closed at the end of May and is relocating its services to Madisonville. change request at that time,” Hinnenkamp said. With the school closing, township Police Chief David Heimpold said the officer assigned there as a resource officer now will be reassigned to street patrol duties. For Stallworth, seeing his home away from his real home across the street

is “bittersweet.” “I have so many wonderful memories of the young men who came here, lived here and changed their lives here,” he said. “Seeing it close is the bitter part, I guess, but the sweet part is knowing that the program will be enhanced and expanded

with all the services these kids and their families need.” Stallworth said while his education duties don’t require it, he has become an unofficial caretaker of the property during the transition. “I’ve spent a lot of my so-called days off here during my 24 years,” he said. “I bought my house here because I could walk to work and keep an eye on the boys.” Stallworth said he knew he wanted this type of career when he started tagging along after his older brother, who was a volunteer for United Way. “I sat back and watched how he helped youngsters in need and saw their smiles and the difference he made. “I knew back then, this is what I wanted to do with my life.” Stallworth said his work has paid off at home. “I think it’s helped make

me a better parent to my three children and helped make them the wonderful people they are today.” Stacy Sill, public relations and marketing coordinator for the Children’s Home, said all of Stallworth’s memories won’t be discarded. “We are collecting memorabilia and things the students here compiled to put into a time capsule at the Madisonville Road campus,” she said. “We’re taking the history, the legacy and the memories with us. Hope will continue to grow.” While Stallworth had briefly considered retiring and devoting more of his time to his work as a domestic violence counselor, he changed his mind. “I want to be part of the transition,” he said. “Even if it means I’ll have to drive to work.”

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