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Colerain farmers market starts small

Natural gas program sparks complaint By Jennie Key

adults gathered at a meeting later this month. Tawanna Molter, administra-

Colerain Township has filed a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General’s office over a letter to residents about its aggregation program for natural gas that officials say is deceptive and misleading. Colerain Township voters approved a natural gas aggregation program in 2005, allowing the township to negotiate with providers of natural gas to get the best possible rates for customers in the township. IGS Energy, the township’s former natural gas aggregation partner, sent a letter dated June 18 to residents saying the township’s program had been “discontinued until further Birkenhauer notice.” Colerain Township has not discontinued its program, but has discontinued its partnership with IGS Energy. The township passed a resolution at a special meeting Rowan March 2 designating Integrys Energy Services as its natural gas supplier under the aggregation program. The price quoted by IGS in the letter to continue its service is higher than the one offered by the township’s new partner Integrys. The letter offered to continue supplying natural gas at a monthly variable rate with a cap at 59.9 cents per100 cubic feet. The June rate offered in the letter was 56 cents per 100 cubic feet. The new partner for natural gas, Integrys, is offering Colerain Township residents a June rate of 36.8 cents per 100 cubic feet and a cap of 41.8 cents per100 cubic feet. “This is clearly a misrepresentation,” said Colerain Township Administrator James Rowan. “We have sent a complaint to the Ohio Attorney General’s office, and they have started an investigation.” Colerain Township economic development director Frank Bir-

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Organizers hope to see market grow

By Jennie Key

Farmers markets are all about growing things. In Colerain Township, the hope is the market itself will grow. The Colerain Township Farmers Market, which started this year at the Colerain Township Community Center, has one vendor, but center director Marie Sprenger says he’s really busy. For now, Staverman Farms has the market cornered. Fred Staverman, whose family started selling produce off their front porch close to 50 years ago, says the vegetable and fruit he’s sell-

ing is locally grown or brought from Amish farms in Granger County, Tenn. “It’s all fresh, and it’s all good,” he said. Staverman’s Farm is on Pippin Road between Compton and Adams roads. Fred says he’s hoping the Friday market will drive traffic to the farm on other days. “I think we are the oldest surviving farm market in the township,” he said. Under the tarp on Fridays at the center, bushel baskets are filled with dusky purple heirloom tomatoes, bright green beans and fat onions. Local corn is piled up on the See MARKET, Page A2

Stephanie Wright looks over tomatoes at the Colerain Township Farmers Market JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Colerain Twp. plans playground build By Jennie Key


July is traditionally filled with “kabooms” as fireworks fill the skies for Independence Day. In Colerain Township, KaBOOM! in July means another playground for the community is coming later this summer. In September, Charles Palm Park, 3251Springdale Road, next to the Colerain Township Fire Headquarters, will be the latest KaBOOM! project. KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit group that helps local community groups build playgrounds. Kevin Schwartzhoff, director of parks and services for Colerain Township, says the township put up $8,500 in matching funds to secure the project. The playgrounds are usually valued at about $70,000. In addition to funding most of the project, KaBOOM! also provides communities with online

Colerain Township’s first volunteer-built community playground was Colerain Megaland, a 10,000-square-foot playground at Colerain Park built over three days in 1997. The community playground commission worked more than a year raising the money and recruiting volunteers to work on this project. FILE ART tools to self-organize and take action to support play on both a local and national level and helps local community groups build playgrounds. The township is teamed with Foresters, a life insurance provider, for this project, and the playground build

day is set for Saturday, Sept. 15 The Palm Park playground will follow the same timeline as other KaBOOM! projects in Colerain Township. The playground plan will be developed using input from youngsters Kindergarten through fifth grade and



Colerain Township’s Heritage Park was the site of a recent historical reenactment.

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Colerain Township kicked off a tradition of building playgrounds with volunteer labor and as many donations and grants as possible in 1997, with the construction of Colerain Megaland at Colerain Park. Since then, the township has added playgrounds at: » Skyline Park through the Crosstown Helpout, » Clippard Park through CVS and Boundless Playgrounds, » the playgrounds at Glory Lake, Clippard YMCA, » Wert Park through KaBOOM! and » a playground at Groesbeck Park in collaboration with Our Lady of Grace School.

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tables and velvety peaches line fruit baskets out front. Customers can feel and smell how fresh everything is. That’s attractive to Colerain Township resident Sarah Heist, who’s looking over the tomatoes. She says she and her husband like to cook with fresh ingredients. “I like that a lot of it is locally grown, too,” she said. The market is open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. The market will be closed Friday, Aug. 10, because of the Taste of Colerain. Vendors may call Stephanie Wright, program director at the center, at 513-741-8802.

kenhauer said the rate offered by IGS is significantly higher than the aggregation program’s rate. The township is posting information on its website at about the issue and Integrys, the new aggregation partner, is sending a letter to township residents. Larry Friedeman, IGS Energy spokesman, said the matter is being reviewed, but because of holiday work schedules, the investigation has not been completed. Friedeman said it is his understanding that communication between IGS and Colerain Township of-

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tive assistant for parks and services, said parents should call 513-385-7503 or 513-385-7502 to sign up their youngsters for the design day, set for 1 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the township administration building, 4200 Springdale Road. Youngsters brain-

WHO TO CALL Residents can file a complaint with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio by calling 1-800-686-PUCO (7826) or online at They may also file a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General by calling 1-800-282-0515 or online at

ficials had taken place, but that there was an apparent misunderstanding on the part of IGS. He said IGS plans to discuss the letter with township officials and will comment later. Residents can call 1888-628-1945 for gas aggregation information.

storm ideas for the playground and make suggestions from 1 to 2 p.m. Parents and the rest of the playground team take those suggestions and come up with a plan from 2 to 3 p.m. Call 513-385-7502 or 513-385-7503 to volunteer or sign up online at http://

Man hits coaster milestone Gannett News Service

A local man marked an incredible milestone recently, as he buckled in for ride number 7,000 on Kings Island’s Diamondback roller coaster. Gary Coleman, 70, of Monfort Heights, took the plunge July 4 on the Mason amusement park’s tallest and fastest coaster. Considered one of the top-ranked steel coasters in the world, Diamondback hurls riders through “5,282 feet of steep drops, twists and turns through 10 acres of terrain at speeds up to 80 miles,” according to the park’s website. Coleman began riding the coaster in 2009 “just for

Monfort Heights resident Gary Coleman sitting in the front seat on the right, celebrates his 7,000th Diamondback ride. fun,” but said it soon turned into an all-consuming passion. He has spent more than 350 hours on Dia-

mondback in the past four years and has coasted roughly the equivalent of a ride across the U.S. and more than halfway back, park officials estimate. Coleman, who has a platinum season pass, has racked up more than 1,100 rides on Diamondback in just 30 visits to the park this season, for an average of 37 rides a day, including a personal single-day record of 111 rides on June 17. Coleman is the pastoral care/involvement minister for the Whitewater Crossing Christian Church. Last year, he became the first person to log 5,000 rides on the coaster. He is aiming for 10,000.

J. Gumbo’s gone, Bogey’s opens By Jennie Key

It happened fast, and caught lots of people off guard. The popular J. Gumbo’s at 6032 Cheviot Road closed and a new restaurant, Bogey’s Pub and Eatery is opening in the restaurant’s old space.

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Rick Salamone, principal owner of J. Gumbo’s, said he sold the restaurant to concentrate on his other business interest, City Limits Laundry and Tanning. He said the restaurant took a lot of time, and he wanted to devote more attention to his laundry business and his family. He did keep the J. Gumbo franchise, and said local residents will see him at Taste of Colerain in August, serving up the J. Gumbo favorites. Meanwhile, Bonnie Eldridge and her son Nick are working to whip their new restaurant into shape. They are waiting for a few items in the kitchen – a

hood and grill – before the restaurant can unveil its regular menu. Till then, a temporary menu built on sandwiches and salads is being served. “We are going to focus on having the food be fresh wherever possible,” he said. “We’ll have a dinner menu and specials, burgers, it will be a variety. We are still figuring everything out.” He says it will likely take three weeks before all the kitchen issues are settled and the regular menu is in place. “We keep telling people to give us time and give us a try,” he said. “We want it to be a warm, inviting, welcoming place for people.”


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According to data from the Tax Foundation and Forbes, areas of New Jersey, New York and Illinois boast some of the highest property taxes. Residents of Hunterdon County, New Jersey paid on average $8,600 a year between 2005 and 2009. Those in Lake County, Illinois pay around $6,500. People living in Westchester County, New York can plan on spending $8,400 per year. Statistics indicate that homes located in Ontario cities in central Canada have the highest property taxes. Toronto residents, for example, pay an average of $3,900. In this tough economy, lowering property taxes (which are generally rolled into the mortgage amount for ease of payment) could substantially reduce bills. As many as 60 percent of properties across the United States are overassessed, according to the National Taxpayers Union, a nonprofit group that promotes lower taxes. If you suspect your property taxes are high, here are the steps to take. * Get a copy of your property tax assessment from the local assessor’s office and double-check all the information contained to see if it is correct. * Check the assessments of five comparable homes that have sold in your neighborhood in the last three years. * An independent appraiser can also provide you accurate information at a cost. Make sure he or she is licensed with the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers or by the American Society of Appraisers * It’s not possible to lower the property tax rate, just the assessed value of the home through an official appeal. There may be fees associated with this appeal, however. Some home improvements will increase the value of your home and, in turn, your property taxes. A change in the status of a neighborhood can also give rise to higher property taxes. An influx of new residents or new construction of stores and homes can have a major effect on the assessed value of your home.

Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 31 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:



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Ironworkers position the final steel beam atop Mercy Health-West Hospital during a topping out ceremony June 25. Placing an evergreen tree and flag on the uppermost beam of a building is a longstanding tradition in the construction industry, brought to the U.S. by European immigrants. The hospital’s opening on October 2013 is the prime reason North Bend Road is being widen. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

North Bend Road widening project will start this month By Kurt Backscheider

Green Township residents will soon see construction crews descend upon North Bend Road. Adam Goetzman, Green Township’s assistant administrator and director of planning/development, said the project to widen North Bend Road, from Boomer Road to Kleeman Road, will begin in midmonth. The $3.2 million widening project is being completed in advance of the opening of the new Mercy Health-West Hospital, slated to open in October 2013. Goetzman said North Bend Road will have two lanes in each direction from Boomer Road to Kleeman, as well as turn lanes into the entrance to the new hospital. Traffic

signals will also be installed at North Bend Road’s intersection with the hospital entrance. The access drive to the hospital will be named Mercy Health Boulevard. Goetzman said upgrades at both the North Bend/Boomer intersection and the North Bend/Kleeman intersection, whcih also gets traffic signals, will be included in the project. Depending on the weather, he said the widening from Boomer to the hospital entrance will be finished this year. The project’s second phase, addressing North Bend south from the hospital entrance to Kleeman, is set to be finished in 2013. “We’ll work from north to south,” he said. Shortly after the widening work begins, Goetzman

said the Ohio Department of Transportation will begin its project to improve the intersection of West Fork Road and North Bend Road, and reconfigure the ramps to eastbound Interstate 74. Sharon Smigielski, spokeswoman for ODOT, said all the work is scheduled to be completed by the end of this construction season. The North Bend/West Fork project involves the construction of right-turn only lanes at all four legs of the intersection, she said. Work at the North Bend and I-74 interchange will focus on the highway ramps. Smigielski said a separate lane will be added from northbound North Bend Road to the eastbound entry ramp to I-74, allowing traffic to access the highway ramp without

having to wait at the traffic light in front of St. Ignatius. On the southbound side of the North Bend overpass, she said the roadway will be widened, eliminating the exit-only lane to eastbound I-74. The widening will create two lanes of through traffic on the southbound side of the overpass, and still provide an exit to the eastbound I-74 entrance ramp.

The Salvation Army in Cincinnati has more than 25 openings remaining for its Single-Parent Camp program this summer. Single-Parent Camp is a three-day residential camp offered to singleadult households in Hamilton County with children ages 5 to 15. Single Parent camp is only $30 per family, regardless of the number of age-appropriate children that attend. The camp is an opportunity for low-income families in Hamilton County to enjoy a great camping experience together. Single Parent camp will be Aug. 3-5 at The Salvation Army’s Camp SWONEKY, a 250-plus acre campgrounds operated by The Salvation Army in Oregonia, Ohio, about 10 miles north of Kings Island. The cmap offers games, horseback riding, hiking and climbing, swimming, farm animals, arts and crafts. “The Salvation Army has a long heritage of serving families through our camping program,”


said Major Faith Miller, divisional program secretary at The Salvation Army. Those in Hamilton County interested in registering for Single-Parent Camp can visit their nearest Salvation Army Community Center, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., until all openings are filled: » The Citadel, downtown, 114 E. Central Parkway, 45202 (enter on the 12thSt. side) » Center Hill, 6381 Center Hill Ave., 45224 » West Side (Price Hill), 3503 Warsaw Ave., 45205 During registration, applicants will be asked to present the following: » Photo ID of the parent » Proof of income » Proof of child’s/children’s age(s) · Camp fee (Single Parent Camp) – $30 cash or money order per family Those who have any questions about the registration process, or any other aspect of the Single Parent Camp opportunity, are asked to contact Chris Wald, at 513-762-5636.


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The 1 heart 2 souls Walk will be Saturday, July 14, at Winton Woods, Kestrel Point Shelter, 19245 Winton Road. Registration and silent auction bids begin at 10 a.m. The 5K walk begins at 10:30 a.m. After the walk there will be a family picnic with JTM burgers. Registration is $25 per adult, $15 per student 18 and under. Strollers are free. Registations will be accepted day of the event. For more information and registration, go to www.viviansvictory.


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Triple Creek Retirement Community is hosting an AARP Driver Safety Program 10-a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, July17, at the Villa Clubhouse on Strawberry Lane, Colerain Township. Members of the community are invited to attend. The cost for AARP members is $12; $14 for nonmembers; $5 for retired educators. RSVP to the campus at 513-851-0601.

Civic orchestra performs July 20

Colerain Township’s Sizzlin’ Summer Entertainment continues with a summer concert from The Cincinnati Civic Orchestra from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 20, in the Amphitheater at Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road. The 50-piece orchestra is one of the oldest all-volunteer groups in the United States and has provided Cincinnati area musicians with the opportunity to make music together for

Do you know where this is? Maybe you drive past it every day. Send your name and your best guess to or call 513-853-6287 and leave your name and your answer. Deadline to respond is 3 p.m. Friday. If you’re correct, we’ll publish your name in next week’s newspaper along with the correct answer. See this week’s answer on B5. many years. The concert is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. For information, call the park office at 513-385-7503.

Empowering youth

New Life Missionary Baptist Church 75th Anniversary Committee presents Putting On the Whole Armor of God from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, in the church’s Fellowship Hall at 6434 Simpson Ave., This is an youth summit for those up to 25 years old to empower the youth. For more information, call 513-542-2798.

Benefit walk set for July 14


Colerain Township resident Clare Lees is organizing a walk to help raise funds for 1 heart 2 souls, an organization that helps expectant parents dealing with less than great prognosis of their unborn children. Lees is taking on this project as her senior capstone at Mount Notre Dame. The driving force behind her commitment to the project is that her sister and brother-in-law, Maria and Rod Dunlap, learned that their daughter, Vivian, has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrom (HLHS). They know that once Vivian is born, she will spend a great deal of time in hospitals.


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Colerain Township offers residents several opportunities to recycle. There are Recycle Dumpsters for paper, plastic and glass, which are located behind the Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. Dumpsters are open year round, 24 hours a day. Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, has recycle dumpsters available for paper, plastic and glass. The dumpsters will be open year round, 24 hours a day Paper recycle dumpsters are located at the Parks & Services Office, 4725 Springdale Road; at Clippard Park, 10243 Dewhill Lane; and at Groesbeck Park, 8296 Clara Avenue. Dumpsters are open year round, 24 hours a day. The dumpsters are provided by Abitibi and the Parks Program gets paid for every ton of paper recycled in these bins.

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has guided children on their National History Day journey since 1993. This marks the 11th year that students from the private, Catholic, Montessori school have advanced to the national competition level and is the first year that multiple Mercy projects were recognized. “This year’s entries are excellent and the students’ answering of the judges’ questions was superb,” stated Gerhardstein immediately following the first round of competition in Maryland. The 2012 History Day theme was Revolution, Reaction and Reform. Each state is permitted to submit two entries in each of five categories (both individual and group entries): papers, documentaries, dramas, exhibits and web sites. This year’s National History Day involved more than 2,800 students from every state including Washington D.C., Guam, Department of Defense schools in Europe and international schools in Asia. Over 600,000 students participated nationwide at the regional and state competition levels.



Colerain Twp. student receives silver medal

Isaiah Reaves of Colerain Township, a recent graduate of Mercy Montessori, took second place at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland. Nine months of academic research and preparation were rewarded with a silver medal and second place win for his individual documentary, “Buses Are A Comin’: The Story of the Freedom Rides.” Reaves was accompanied to Maryland by his grandmother who participated in the freedom rides during the American Civil Rights Movement. Reaves, who attended Mercy Montessori and will be a freshman at St. Xavier High School, also received a cash prize of $500. “The WCTU: The Beginning of a Revolution,” a group drama written and performed by fellow Mercy students Jayde Kief, Jenna Lawhorn, Jean Pflum, Mimi Sang and Colette Wagner, received fourth place in the NHD competition. Students traveled to the University of Maryland with their parents and teacher Sister Aloyse Gerhardstein, who


Devon Widmer has been inducted into the Denison University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honorary.

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Kevin Vance, assistant principal at Mercy Montessori with is silver medalist Isaiah Reaves, Colerain Township. Reaves’s individual documentary, “Buses Are A' Comin’: The Story of the Freedom Rides,” received second place in a national history contest. THANKS TO LISA GALVIN-SANG

“The overall experience was really extraordinary. I had never witnessed anything like that - the thousands of kids I saw at the national competition and all of the amazing projects in every cate-

gory,” Isaiah Reaves said. “It was really unforgettable. I would love to be a documentarian. I love films, filmmaking and history and I would definitely look at that as a career.”


Jason Markgraf was named to the spring quarter dean’s list at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. ■ Michelle Hodapp, Ashley Lewis and Jade Lewis were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Kentucky. ■ Elizabeth Williams was named to the spring dean’s list at Saint Francis University. ■ Alexander Breen and Clare Gandenberger were named to the spring semester at the Bellarmine University. ■ Kathryn Scala was named to the spring dean’s list at Delaware Valley College. ■ The following students were named to the spring quarter dean’s list at Wright State University: Amanda Heileman, Antoneisha Isham, Anthony Kremer, Erica Page and Brittany Radford, highest honors; Lynnise Burnam and Renae Dawson, high honors; Jacqueline Allen, Nicholas Doll, Jazzie Grove, Brett Humphrey, Brianna Lundy, Katherine Piket and Regina Villaver, honors. ■ Samantha Morgan was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Niagara University. ■ Bradley D’Agnillo was named to the spring quarter dean’s list at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. ■ Joshua Lanphier was named to the spring semester dean's list at Huntington University.


St. James School's seventh-grade Power of the Pen team finished fourth the the district tournament. Students had 40 minutes to complete compositions during three rounds of the tournament. Pictured from front left are seventh-graders Sophia Hamilton, Natalie Mouch and Katrina Raneses; second row, Assistant Principal Michelle Hinton, Zach Schott, Isabel York, Hannah Smith and coach Stephanie Boomer. Eighth-grade team member Emily Fromhold won a medal for placing in the top 20. Students who placed in the top 50 percent of competitors move on to the next level of competition. Headed to the regional contest are Hamilton, Mouch, Katrina Raneses, Schott and York, and eighth-graders Fromhold, Patrick Raneses and Hannah Smith. THANKS TO JEFF FULMER

St. Ursula Academy recently hosted its first Empty Bowls event as a service learning project for students. Students served guests in bowls made by SUA ceramics students. In exchange for a cash for a cash donation, the bowls were filled with homemade soup and bread by members of the school’s Senior Cooking Club. The event raised $855 to the Kids Club at the Our Daily Bread soup kitchen. Pictured from left are students Jessica Geise, Grace Bolan and Anna Gormley, all of Mount Lookout, Alyssa Archdeacon of White Oak, Audrey Hemmer of Villa Hills and Isabel Lewis of Anderson Township, and Melissa Back of Our Daily Bread. THANKS TO JILL CAHILL


The following students were named to the Circle of Excellence for the fourth quarter Circle of the 2011-2012 school year.

Fourth grade Natalie Archdeacon, Josh Barbee, Jessica Bierman, Zach Bierman, Colleen Booth, Kathryn Brucato, Sydney Brueneman, Britt Caudill, Cole Combs, Cecelia Elfers, Olivia Evans, Michael Hartig, Emma Helwig, Megan Hoffman, Charlie Humbert, Kyle Kinney, Andrew Klas, Abigail Krieger, Justin Kruetzkamp, Rachel Kumar, Jacob Lesko, Gabrielle Litzinger, Austin Logue, Ethan Lynch, Sara Martin, Anthony Meiners, Tyler Meiners, Simon Nicholas, Jason Oberjohann, Gretchen Rack, Kirsten Reynolds, Anna Riedel, Ian Russell, Caleb Schmidt, Emmy Schmidt, Emma Scott, Jacob Seibert, Abigail Sheppard and Nathan Uhl.

Fifth grade Lee Bronstrop, Brendan Burck, Alexzander Burger, Ashley Bushman, Maggie Castelli, Eva Caudill, Olivia Coughlin, Anne Deters, Isabelle Dorr,

Emily Etris, Katelyn Freese, Ethan Fries, Sam Glines, Jacqueline Hamburg, Anna Hergenrother, Susan Hudepohl, Cameron Kiley, Carson Kiley, Grace Kreider, Cara Kruetzkamp, Kodyn Lambert, Mara Lehmann, Isabel Lynch, Grace Maffey, Erin Mahan, Katie Martini, Hailey McAdoo, Amanda Meehan, Peyton Meyer, Adi Moeves, Gabrielle Mouch, Andrew Neyer, Andrew Nieman, Jenna Oliverio, Hannah Pierani, Gena Porotsky, Adam Reynolds, Carly Ritter, Jacob Rodriguez, Alise Schindler, Amanda Schweder, Emily Sexton, Blake Smith, Rorie Smith, Ryan Sparks, Paige Sweitzer, Lauren Taylor, Allie Thompson, Nick Treinen, Sophia Ventura and Cara Wagner.

Sixth grade Kyle Archdeacon, Jordan Atherine, Quinlan Baarlaer, Bryan Barry, Austin Blake, Evan Bleh, Emma Brunst, Eric Bubenhofer, Grace Clark, Lily Clark, Natalie Coughlin, Hanna Creighton, Clayton Dangel, Maria Deitschel, Andrew Draginoff, Mark Eglseder, Kristin Elchynski, Lauren Finley, Erica Fries, Megan Grafe, Josie Graff, Sophia Griffiths, Ashley Hartig, Sean Hergen-

rother, Ruth Hewald, Owen Kiley, Caroline Kinney, Alexander Klas, Alyssa Knizner, Andrew Koenig, Jodi Koenig, Garrett Litzinger, Maxwell Mahoney, Michael Masuck, Ian McConnaughey, Meghan McCreary, Maxwell Meehan, Nathan Meiners, Griffin Merritt, Jonathan Miller, Zachary Nienaber, Patrick Olding, Sarah Parks, Leo Pierani, Kylie Rack, Kayla Reeder, Alyssa Reynolds, Elizabeth Riedel, Timmy Rinear, Brooke Ryan, Madison Schmidt, Coby Smith, Madison Stone, Cole Tereck, Grace Tonnis, Anna Wood and Jordan Zulli.

Seventh grade Brady Anderson, Miranda Bauer, Alex Buelterman, Andrew Bushman, Jared Buttelwerth, Claudia Castelli, Matthew Clark, Libby Cohen, Grace Dorr, Lynsey Ficker, Andrew Finley, Layne Frederick, Josie Hamburg, Sophia Hamilton, Scott Holiday, Bridgette Kahny, Justin Kahny, Nikki Kerth, Sam Klare, Annie Klein, Jake Knapke, Abby Koenig, Carlee Lambert, Tom Linnemann, Jenna Lustenberger, Emma Meiners, Nathan Moormann, Natalie Mouch, Maddie Munro, Joe Murphy, Ellie Nieman, Alex Oberjohann, David

Orth, Brent Porotsky, Katrina Raneses, Olivia Ritter, Mitch Rolfes, Kailee Roll, Kendall Sabatelli, Tommy Schraivogel, Brennan Schrand, Rachel Seibert, Nate Sharpe, Hannah Smith, Olivia Smith, Spenser Smith, Lindsey Soto, Joey Stacy, Caroline Steinmetz, Nick Tonnis, Addy Torbeck, Megan Torbeck, Hannah Wagner, Danny Weber and Hayden Wood.

Eighth grade Jenna Averbeck, Alex Bellman, Jeffrey Bogenschutz, Zach Brueneman, Aubrey Brunst, John Bubenhofer, Meredith Buganski, Jessica Bush, Luke Bushman, Patrick Crase, Gabby Draginoff, Ronnie Fago, Emily Fromhold, Andy Girmann, Sydney Hamilton, Lia Hergenrother, Patrick Hobing, Nickolas Jung, Blake Litzinger, Claire Lynch, Chris Martini, Rachel Moning, Danielle Mouch, Maggie Olding, Sam Peter, Kyle Peters, Patrick Raneses, Jake Rinear, Abby Sander, Emma Schrand, Andrew Sexton, Meredith Shaw, Heidi Sohngen, Ashton Sweitzer, Savannah Taylor, Paige Telles and Christian Wagner.

Kelly Hibbard has graduated from Chatham University with a doctorate in occupational therapy. ■ Danielle Maue has graduated from the University of Toledo with a doctor of medicine degree. ■ The following students have graduated from Wilmington College: Desirae Bedford, bachelor of arts in social/political studies; Timothy Gruber, bachelor of arts in mathematics; and Frank Maue, cum laude, bachelor of arts in sport management. ■ The following students have earned degrees through the Cincinnati State Technical & Community College collaboration with Wilmington College: Nicole Francis, bachelor of arts in business administration; Carlina Mattos, bachelor of arts in business administration; Anita Person, cum laude, bachelor of arts in business administration; and Letitia Williams, bachelor of arts in business administration. ■ Emily Gardner has graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in marine science. . ■ Wendell Taylor Jr. has graduated from Denison University with a bachelor of arts degree. ■ Daniel Imhoff has graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of science in applied economics and management.



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Owls, Knights ready to enter SWOC Schools see benefits of league switch By Tom Skeen

MOUNT HEALTHY — The Mount Healthy Owls and Northwest Knights have a new conference for the 2012-13 academic year. After the Fort Ancient Valley Conference broke up, the two schools have joined the eightteam Southwest Ohio Conference. The other six schools are Ross,

Edgewood, Wilmington, Little Miami, Harrison and Talawanda. “I think it’s going to be an exciting conference,” Mount Healthy Athletic Director Tina Tuck said. “It’s going to be one of the most competitive Division II-III leagues that there is going to be. What is exciting about it is that all the athletic directors and principals seem to be on the same page. We are all in it to make a good league when it comes to academics, athletics and sportsmanship.” According to Tuck, six of the eight schools vowed to stick together and happened to add two

more schools that wanted to be a part of the new conference. Northwest High School Athletic Director Joe Pollitt is just as enthused for the new conference to get underway. “I’m excited,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a good league. Most are teams we’re familiar with from the FAVC. I think it’s a competitive league, a good move for us and the kids. The coaches are excited.” Both schools are in agreement that the SWOC will be a good fit for the athletics, especially being smaller schools and for some of

the smaller sports. “I think it’s going to help us in the minor sports,” Tuck said. “When the big schools were in there, it was hard to compete. With some more schools our size we have more of a competitive chance. I don’t like to call them minor sports, they are all competitive, but in the scheme of things that is what they call it. It’s not just a football league, but it is allaround for boys and girls sports.” Pollitt agrees. “It’s a good fit for our school, (as far as) the size, level of competition, the level of sportsmanship

and play,” he said. “We have rivalries that exist and there are rivalries that will grow; like playing Little Miami, who we only played on and off. It’s a good mix of schools.” Play will get underway in the fall and according to Ross superintendent Greg Young, all eight schools were asked to sign a fouryear commitment to the league. “I do get a sense of camaraderie from the schools in the league,” Pollitt said. “We have that going for us and we are a good group that works and functions well together.”

SIDELINES Softball championship registration

The deadline for local softball teams to register for the annual Cincinnati Metro Championship Tournament is set for 11 p.m., Monday, July 16. To participate in the Cincinnati Metro Championship Tournament, teams must fill out an application and be sanctioned by both the American Softball Association and World Softball League. The entry fee is $295 per team. Applications can be found online at or the Rumpke Park offices. The Metro Tournament features all levels of play for men’s and women’s softball, from ultracompetitive to recreational co-ed teams. The majority of the twoweek tournament will be at Rumpke Park, with some games played MidAmerica Ballyard and Westside Sports Park. Now in its 60th year, the tournament kicks off with a bracket drawing and a homerun derby on Tuesday, July 24, at Rumpke Park. Games officially begin on Thursday, July 26, starting with the Metro All-Star Games July 26 and 27, which features last year’s championship winners. New this year, the Metro will feature an Elite Division for select teams by invitation only. This exclusive tournament takes place the first weekend, July 27-29.


Henschen signs

Colerain High School alumnus Brian Lainhart was assigned to the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League in May. THANKS TO THE SAN JOSE SABERCATS

Former Card back on the gridiron Lainhart plays arena ball with Chicago Rush By Nick Dudukovich

CHICAGO — Brian Lainhart was back doing what he does best — wreaking havoc in the secondary for opposing quarterbacks. The former Colerain High School standout is playing for the Arena Football League’s Chicago Rush. Lainhart, who plays defensive back, was assigned to the Rush in May and made an immediate impact intercepting two passes during a three-game span. But just as soon as his season started, it took a minor detour when Lainhart was forced to go on the injured reserve June 29. The 2005 Colerain graduate

said he tweaked his knee and the move to the injured reserve was more precautionary than anything else. By being on the injured reserve, Lainhart has to sit out three games. Despite the setback, Lainhart is thankful to be back on the field. “I’m thankful for the opportunity the Rush gave me,” Lainhart said. “It’s good to play football again.” Lainhart went on to play college ball at Kent State University, where during a 30-game stretch, he forced 20 turnovers. That performance earned Lainhart an invitation to the Cincinnati Bengals training camp last summer. “It was a good experience and

it was something I’ve always dreamed of,” Lainhart said. “Things didn’t workout and I’m just continuing to work.” Lainhart is aiming for another shot at the NFL and believes playing the arena game could help garner some NFL interest. “I thought it was a good idea to get back to playing and to get into football shape and to get a feel for hitting people again,” Lainhart said. “Hopefully, I get invited back to another camp and I’ll have the footing under me and I’ll be ready to roll.” Kent State was the only school that offered Lainhart out of high school. The fact that he was passed over by so many teams served as motivation during his

college career. “Kent was my only offer coming out of high school…that’s the kind of chip I carried through college,” Lainhart said. At Kent, he earned All-MidAmerican Conference secondteam honors, while earning AllMAC first-team honors his junior season. He’s tied for second alltime at Kent State with 17 interceptions. As summer moves on toward the dog days late July, Lainhart will continue working toward his dream of playing in the NFL. If a team calls, he’ll be ready. “…I’ll keep working for it, and when an opportunity arises, it falls on me to make the most of it,” he said.

Mt. Healthy’s Brandi Henschen has signed with Cincinnati State to play basketball for the Lady Surge . In her senior year, Henschen led the Owls to the school’s first district tournament appearance in 20 years where the Owls upset No.1seeded Indian Hill in the first round on the way to the sectional finals. Henschen finished 4th in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference in scoring with 13.8 points per game to go along with 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 steals. She also set school records for most three pointers made in a season (49) and most points in a game when she scored 34 against Aiken High School. At the conclusion of the season, Henschen was named to the Cincinnati Enquirer’s All-Star 1st Team. “She has an incredible work ethic and the ability to score, “ Lady Surge coach Sonya Beeler says. “Our goal is to make her a better allaround player in the next two years.” Henschen joins Alexus Chinn (Princeton), Desiree Ash (Hamilton) and Inez Stewart (Finneytown) as part of the 2012 signing class.


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Steve Chabot

Robert Clippard



items which should have been included in the health care legislation. Perhaps the most unfortunate part of allowing Obamacare to move forward is that many working Americans risk losing their employer-based health insurance, as costs to employers will skyrocket. Small businesses approaching 50 employees will have no incentive to hire, as they would be hit with expensive new requirements as soon as the 51st person comes on board. And even if businesses are prepared to hire, the cost of the health care law reduces their ability to afford new employees. Still other businesses may find it is less costly to just terminate health care coverage altogether and pay the penalty, forcing employees to enroll in government-run health care exchanges. Consider, for example, Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc., a family-run business with over 200 employees, in Colerain

Township which provides its employees health insurance through a self-funded, high deductible insurance plan coupled with health savings accounts. Clippard’s employees like their coverage, and would prefer to keep it. After the court’s decision, Obamacare will dismantle health savings accounts and force significant, expensive changes to Clippard’s plan. This is likely to adversely affect Clippard’s employees. And that’s a shame. The American people understand the ramifications of this massive new tax on the economy, but the president doesn’t seem to care. Despite a majority of Americans opposing his plan, Barack Obama forced it through Congress with no regard for the consequences. Now that the court has spoken, the only way to stop Obamacare is at the ballot box this November. Unless Republicans win the Senate and the presidency, and hold the House this fall, we are likely stuck with this very flawed legislation. There is too much at stake to let that happen. Steve Chabot represents the 1st District. He can be reached at 441 Vine St., Room 3003, Cincinnati, OH., 45202, phone 513-684-2723; or by email at contact-me/. Robert Clippard is vice president of Clippard Instrument Laboratories Inc.

CH@TROOM July 4 question


Will you be attending, participating in or volunteering at the World Choir Games. Why or why not?

What is/are your favorite Olympic sports to watch? Why? Is the “Olympic ideal” still relevant? Why or why not?

“With the heat index at 100 degrees I suspect I will avoid the choir games. Thousands of foreign visitors can bring in a few unique diseases. Downtown can be great with many visitors in

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Ballot only way to change health law The Supreme Court’s landmark decision upholding President Obama’s health care law was a devastating disappointment to many, and will further smother job creation in this country. The court effectively pulled the veil off the administration’s health care myth, by revealing that the individual mandate is, in fact, a crippling new tax. And this is despite President Obama’s many protestations to the contrary. Moreover, it is the largest tax increase in U.S. history. All Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We can all agree with that. It is the path to achieving that worthy goal that is the issue. Some things in Barack Obama’s health care plan are worth keeping. Allowing young adults up to the age of 26 to remain on their parents’ plan, and reforming rules on pre-existing conditions are examples. But other common-sense proposals were left out altogether and should be seriously considered. For example, allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines would increase competition and drive down health care costs. Implementing medical malpractice reform to reduce frivolous lawsuits would scale back the costs of “defensive medicine.” And allowing Americans to fully deduct their health care costs are but a few


town. But it also brings out the full caldron of beggars and the pseudo homeless. The old free parking after 6 p.m. has gone away thanks to City Clown-Sale rate changes, cabs and Red Valet tags on the meters. Outside of the Banks, I doubt I will see any of downtown or the choir games. Go Figure!” T.D.T.

Clean water can lead to a prosperous community Have you ever thought about how many times you interact with water on a daily basis? Go ahead, count the number of times. I bet the number you came up with is higher than you expected. That‘s true for most people. Water is such an intricate part of our daily lives and we don’t realize how valuable and important it is to our health and our comBiju George COMMUNITY PRESS munity. For me, GUEST COLUMNIST water is life. I drink it, cook with it, bathe in it, use it to wash my clothes and my dishes, I wash my hands with it, not to mention outside uses like washing my car and watering my lawn. At Greater Cincinnati Water Works, our mission is to provide customers within our regional communities a plentiful supply of the highest quality water and excellent services. Our engineers, water quality experts and water distribution and supply specialists constantly assess the needs of our customers, identifying areas of demand, monitoring and upgrading our infrastructure and developing a plan to keep high quality water flowing. In 2013, our state-of-the-art ultraviolet disinfection treatment facility will be brought

online to protect against potential micro-organisms like cryptosporidium. When the facility is operational, GCWW will be the largest water utility in North America to use UV following sand filtration and granular activated carbon. All the while members of our information technology, business and billing teams research and implement the latest technologies to help keep us on the cutting edge of customer service. Because we think water’s worth it. We hope you do too. Without water, our firefighters can’t fight fires. Many of our local businesses can’t manufacture their products, our hospitals can’t treat patients and our schools can’t teach tomorrow’s leaders. On behalf of every GCWW employee, I am proud to report that our water met or exceeded all state and federal health standards in 2011, as it always has. So the next time you turn on the tap, take comfort in knowing that more than 600 people at Greater Cincinnati Water Works take care each and every day to bring you life’s necessity - water. To view our 2011 Water Quality Report, which highlights our extensive water quality monitoring and state-of-the-art treatment processes, visit Biju George is interim director, Greater Cincinnati Water Works.

WHEN THEY MEET You can express your views to local officials by attending their meetings. Here is a list of the times and locations for local governmental meetings.


Colerain Township meetings are videotaped by Waycross Community Media. See the broadcast schedule or watch the meetings online at Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. during the summer at the Colerain Township government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road.

all 385-7500 for information. Land Use Advisory Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Call 385-7505 for information. Zoning Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Call 385-7505 for information. Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Call 385-7505 for information.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR All kids left behind

I have been a Northwest district resident for 30 years and supported every levy since then. Since 2011 the Department of Education (DOE) has spent over $13 billion on Title I (No Child Left Behind), $167 million for Title III, $112 million for Title V, $55 million on Obama’s “First in the World” competition, and millions toward “values-based” education. With this level of colossal educational spending of taxpayers money, I as a local college professor am stunned at the lack of academic preparedness of my students. Many can barely produce a rational cohesive five-page term paper. I fear what has been taught in the government-run “valuesbased” public educational system is quantity over quality as evidenced by a few markers below. Since the 10 year inception of the DOE’s “No Child Left Behind” how we as American students look-in? » 15-year-olds in the U.S. placed 25th out of 30 countries in math performance and 21st in sci-

ence performance. » More than 67 percent of all U.S. fourth-graders scored “below proficient,” meaning they are not reading at grade level. » 27 percent of 12th-graders scored below the “basic” reading level, and only 32 percent readers are at grade level. As long as the government continues to run and ruin our educational system, in good conscience I can no longer support another levy to pour more money into the bottomless pit of mediocre. Richard D. Anderson Colerain Township


The Fast & Furious program that was supposedly under control of the BATFE had numerous guns get into the hands of various criminals, mostly of the Mexican drug cartel type. As a result two of our agents died. One was with the DEA and the other with the Border Patrol. Our Attorney General Eric Holder has testified falsely to Congress at least once. Further, he has refused to provide the appropriate oversight committee



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with documentation concerning what happened. Now there is a claim of executive privilege. The most logical reason for such a claim is national security of some type. The problem is that such a

claim is not really logical. There is an old saying that if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck. it probably is a duck. This looks like a cover-up, smells like a cover-up, and acts like a cover-up, so it probably is a cover-up. So what is it that President Obama wants to cover-up about Fast & Furious? Could it be that the whole operation was a propaganda program to convince the American people that more control of guns was needed, even though such control would violate the Second Amendment? It's entirely possible. Stanton W. Doran Green Township

Cuts affect both schools

Just a voice of concern about the upcoming Northwest school levy and the misperception of some of Colerain High School parents and supporters. At a recent board meeting one of the topics discussed was the cutting of extra-curricular activities, including sports and show choirs. Community members were concerned that the Colerain sup-

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porters had the impression that their football team and show choir would be exempt from the cuts. The board did confirm that all extracurriculars at both high schools would be cut. There was concern voiced as to getting the word out to all the district that both schools would lose their teams and other extra-curricular activities. It would not be just Northwest High School that would suffer the cuts. Many Colerain parents and supporters believe that since their football team has national acclaim it would be safe from cuts. Others believe that the Show Cards, with their history and great reputation, will be saved. According to the information from the meeting, it is all of the Northwest school district that will see these cuts unless the levy passes. Everybody that supports the Northwest district needs to get on board and help this campaign succeed. Andrew Sorentino Colerain Township

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Native Americans also participated at “Ft. Dunlap Revisited 1791.” Nick Cook represents Cherokee and Blackfoot tribes and is a member of All Nations.


There were also Native American Drum and Dance ceremonies by the Southern Singers. Rebecca Keith sings with the drum group during opening ceremonies on Saturday.


Joseph Virag demonstrates the use of a pedal saw during “Ft. Dunlap Revisited 1791” for visitors.

There were Native American Drum and Dance ceremonies by the Southern Singers and All Nartions groups. Jesse Banks of the Southern Singers helped with the drumming and singing.


olerain Township’s Heritage Park, which is near the historic site of Ft. Dunlap, became an active historic demonstration of open fire cooking, crafts, and wood carving during “Ft. Dunlap Revisited 1791.” Miami Valley Reenactment Company members organized the event, performing demonstrations and inviting members of the Southern

Singers and All Nations Native American groups to partipate with Native American drum and dance ceremonies The Coleraine Historical Society brought its model of the Ft. Dunlap Station, and the footprint of the fort was outlined so visitors could see its actual size.

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Sarah Wilks, a member of the Miami Valley Reenacment Company, cards wool.

Yellow Flower Auumock, of the Chinook tribe from Yacoma, Wash., dances.

Bob Schutte, owner of Miami Valley Forge, demonstrated general blacksmithing during the weekend.

Glenda Dewald and Sharon Combs talk following dance and drum ceremonies on Saturday.

Coleraine Historical Society also participated. Southern Singers members Mark Banks, Morgan Moore and Justin Haemmerle sing and drum during opening ceremonies at the event.

Steve Waters, a member of the Southern Singers, does a traditional Native American dance.

Bill Fritsch, president of the Miami Valley Reenacment Company, sings and drums. A campground set up in Heritage Park during “Ft. Dunlap Revisited 1791.” Members of the Miami Valley Reenactment Company set up camp in the park for the weekend.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JULY 12 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 1210 Compton Road, Free meals to children as new USDA Summer Feeding Site. Pre-kindergaten to 12th grade. Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

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

balls provided. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot. Colerain Township Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Fresh, local produce. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Music - Blues Ricky Nye, 6:30-9:30 p.m., VanZandt, 1810 W. Galbraith Road, Free. 407-6418. North College Hill.

Exercise Classes

Music - Choral

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

Friendship Concert, 10:30 a.m., Llanfair Retirement Community, 1701 Llanfair Ave., Free performance by World Choir Games participants. Limited seating available. Free. Presented by 2012 World Choir Games. 9776363; College Hill.

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

Health / Wellness Evening Massages, 6-9 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, For pain, muscles, tension and energy levels. Fully clothed. Ages 18 and up. $25 for 30 minutes, $12 for 15. Registration required. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Nature Nature Games Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Drop-in program for all ages. Includes active games and paper games. Crafts available for a small fee. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

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

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

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

Exercise Classes Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, For adults. Mix of cardio and kickboxing moves incorporating strength and core work. Instructor Karen Harsh. Bring mat and water. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Low Impact Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Workout mix of low impact, cardio and strength moves. Bring weights and water. Resistance bands and small fitness

field Township. Traditional Day Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Grades K-5. Monday-Friday. $142 per week for YMCA member, $173 per week for nonmember. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Campers in Leadership Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Ages 14-15. MondayFriday. $40 members, $58 nonmembers. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Adventure Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Grades 6-9. Monday-Friday. $142 members, $173 non-members. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Sports and Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-noon, Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Basketball Camp. MondayFriday. $90 members, $126 non-menbers. 923-4466. Groesbeck.

Nature Nature Games Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Recreation Fishing Fever, 9-10 a.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Learn the basics of fishing. Go fishing in the catch and release pond. Bait, poles and equipment provided. $3 per person. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-3276, ext. 100; Springfield Township. Friday Night Float: Kayak Basics, 8 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration required online by July 11. Pointers on kayaking and discuss history of lake. Participants must fit properly in provided personal flotation devices. Children must be accompanied by an adult on the water. For Ages 8 and older. $12, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Workout to videos geared to help lessen arthritis symptoms. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Weight loss support and accountability. For seniors. $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.

SATURDAY, JULY 14 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Colerain Township.

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

Music - Benefits Friends and Family Picnic and Concert, Noon-2 p.m., Brookdale Place Finneytown, 9101 Winton Road, Complimentary

TUESDAY, JULY 17 Civic See a butterfly video, take a hike and visit the butterfly gardens from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road. Children also can complete a butterfly craft and scavenger hunt. Ice cream sundaes, lemonade, iced tea and grilled corn available. For more information, call 521-7275 or visit FILE PHOTO food and music by Ohio Military Band. Booths featuring local businesses. Raffle, games and giveaways. Benefits Alzheimer’s Association. Free. Registration required by July 15. 729-5233. Springfield Township.

Nature Nature Games Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township. Nature Myths, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Great Oaks Trail. Hike the trail in search of the truth. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, "Fatal Family Reunion." Audience participation. Adults. $34.50 plus tax; vehicle permit required. Registration required at Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

Recreation Lake Championship Tournament, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Boathouse. No limit. $60 per team, including boat rental. Register one hour prior to start. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Summer Camp Miscellaneous Children’s Peace Meditation/ Yoga Camp, 2-5 p.m., Gaden Samdrup Ling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive, One-day meditation and yoga class to introduce children to ways in which they can create peace in their daily lives. Free. 385-7116; Colerain Township.

SUNDAY, JULY 15 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7766; Colerain Township.

Community Dance Lakeridge Funfest: Hawaiian Luau, 1-5 p.m., Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road, Includes dancing, soft drinks and beer, snacks, photo and door prizes. DJ Larry Robers plays dance music from ’40s through today. Wear grass skirt. Ages 50 and up. $10. 521-1112. Colerain Township.

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

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

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Nature Butterfly Sundae, 1-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, See a butterfly video, take a hike and visit the butterfly gardens. Children can complete a butterfly craft and scavenger hunt. Ice cream sundaes, lemonade, iced tea and grilled corn available. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

MONDAY, JULY 16 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructed by Gary Terry, West Point graduate, Army master fitness trainer and certified personal trainer. Focusing on helping individuals improve their strength, stamina, flexibility and weight loss. Bring mat, 3- or 5-pound dumbbells and water. Ages 18 and up. $8. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Wear comfortable workout attire and gym shoes. Bring water. $5. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township. Zumba, 6-7 p.m., College Hill Recreation Center, 5545 Belmont Ave., Dance. Aerobic/ dance work-out to Latin-inspired music. Ages 18 and up. Membership required. 591-3555; College Hill. Total Joint Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Designed for people who have finished physical therapy after joint replacement surgery but are looking to improve upon the progress they’ve made leading to a better quality of life. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $90 for 15 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

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

Senior Citizens Chair Volleyball, 10 a.m.-noon,

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

Summer Camp - YMCA Camp Little Creek, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Outerspace Week. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, large and small group games, science and nature activities and team-building activities during the day. Swimming every day except field trip days. Weekly field trip to place such as the skating rink, the zoo and JumpZone or field trip coming to us such as Madcap Puppets and Drake Planetarium. Camps run Monday-Friday. Ages 5-13. $173, $142 members. Preand post-camp available. Registration required. 923-4466; Groesbeck. Preschool Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and 9 a.m.-noon, Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Journey To Space. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, group games, story time, science and nature activities and swimming every day. Ages 3-5. $155 for 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $80 for 9 a.m.noon. Registration required. 923-4466; Groesbeck. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, July 16-20. Day Camp in the Pines is broken down into three areas: Pioneers Camp for children in Kindergarten, Explorers Camp for children ages 6-8, and Voyagers Camp for children ages 9-11. Members: $135 per week; Program Participants: $170 per week. Registration fee is $25 per child, $50 per family. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Sports/Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Gymnastics. July 16-20. Ages 6-12. $82 members/$107 non-members. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Ages 12-14. Monday-Friday. $135 week for YMCA members/$170 week for non-members. Registration fee $25 per child; $50 per family. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Campers in Leadership Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Ages 13-15. Monday-Friday. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Preschool Camp, 9 a.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Pee Wee Soccer. Ages 3-5. Monday-Friday. $82 week members/$107 week non-members. 521-7112. Spring-

Continentals Round Dance Club, 2:30-4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

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

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Northgate, 9690 Colerain Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Colerain Township.

Literary - Story Times Summer Reading Kids Night, 6-7 p.m., Gold Star Chili, 6176 Glenway Ave., Includes story time and hands-on activity. First 20 children receive story book to take home. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 661-6818. Western Hills.

Senior Citizens Quilting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Make blankets to donate to Project Linus and Children’s Hospital. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Ceramics, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Stability Ball, 9:30-10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Bring your own stability ball and work on strengthening your core. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Open game. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Pattern Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Learn line dancing and have fun while exercising. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Billiards, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

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



Jam, poached peaches good summer recipes I’ve always said I’ll take hot weather over cold, but this week may make me change my mind. It’s 103 degrees outside. I’m making sun-cooked strawberry preserves and strawberry roll-ups, which usually take up to four days to “cook” in the sun. I’m thinking two days will do it. I’ll share those recipes soon. Meanwhile, stay hydrated. Rita Make sure Heikenfeld kids and RITA’S KITCHEN older folks drink plenty of water. Kids’ bodies take longer to adjust to heat and humidity. They produce more body heat and don’t sweat as much as adults do at the same exertion level. So in hot weather, kids are at increased risk for dehydration. For information on this important topic and the best foods for athletes, check out friend and colleague Dawn Weatherwax’s website on sports nutrition:

Sugar-free berry jam

I like strawberries but use your favorite berry and coordinating gelatin. Last time I made this I added lemon juice and it gave it a nice zing. 2 cups berries 1 cup cold water 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 oz. sugar-free berry gelatin

Crush berries in saucepan. Add water, juice and gelatin and mix. Over medium heat, bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer a couple of minutes. Pour into jars, cool and cap. Store in refrigerator for two weeks or frozen two months.

Greyhound Tavern’s house dressing ingredients Susan B. really wanted this recipe, and I know the recipe is proprietary, as it is hugely popular for this northern Kentucky restaurant. Greyhound is celebrating 25 years of good food and fellowship. So no, I don’t have the recipe, but here’s the ingredients (and I can’t tell you how I came to know), so let’s see if one of our readers can figure

Rita shares a reader's recipe for using all those summer peaches. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. this out: seedless cucumbers, green onions, mayo, sour cream, sugar, white pepper, garlic, salt and chopped carrot.

Pat’s bourbon poached peaches

I’ve had this in my files for a long time and, with local peaches coming in, it’s a good one to share. From Pat Kellison, who said: “I have made a lot of peach recipes, but none

comes near this one for over-the-top deliciousness.” Pat serves it over peach ice cream. 4 lbs. peaches 2½ cups sugar 1 vanilla bean, split 4 cups water ¾ cup bourbon

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, prepare an ice water bath. Cut a small X into bottom of each peach.

Boil peaches for 1 minute. Transfer to ice water bath. Let cool slightly. Peel, pit and cut into ¾-inch wedges. Bring water, sugar and vanilla to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add peaches and bourbon. Simmer until peaches are tender, but still hold their shape, 5-7 minutes. Transfer to large bowl using slotted spoon. Cook syrup over medium heat until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Discard vanilla pod. Pour syrup over peaches. Let cool completely. Divide among sterilized jars. Pour syrup over tops. Seal jars and refrigerate until ready to use, up to one month. Extra syrup can be frozen.

Simple roasted carrots

Our farmer friends Bob and Bert Villing, who live down the road, just canned over 20 pints of carrots from their garden. As for me, I grow just enough for the kids to enjoy pulling up. That translates into carrots for several dinners, but not near enough to preserve. Here’s an easy way to roast carrots in the oven, not the prettiest kid on the block, but so delicious.

Carrots are chock full of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body and is good for our eyes. Carrots may help lower cholesterol, prevent heart attacks and certain cancers. Now in order to make the beta-carotene do all these good things, carrots need a little fat. So I rub them with olive oil before roasting. Carrots, peeled only if necessary Olive oil Sea salt Freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rub with olive oil and season to taste. Lay in single layer on sprayed cookie sheet. Roast until tender and slightly wrinkled. Trim leafy tops. When you buy carrots with green tops attached, trim them off before storing. Otherwise, those leafy tops act like sponges, sucking out the vitamins and moisture. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Young performers prepare to take the stage By Kurt Backscheider

The teenagers in this summer’s Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre production are taking audiences back to a time when hair was big, greed was good and collars were popped. The 1980s will be in full effect when the teens take the stage at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts to present “The Wedding Singer.” More than 80 teens representing nearly 40 schools from around the region have come together for this year’s musical, which is based on the hit comedy film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. “It’s a really fun show,” said Tim Perrino, artistic director at the Covedale and founder of the Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre (CYPT). “There are several lead roles and some giant chorus numbers. It all melts together to be one whacked out, 80s trip.” Although most of the teens in this summer’s show aren’t very familiar with 1980s music – none of them were born until the 1990s – Kalie Kaimann, a Delhi Township resident who is entering her sophomore year at Seton High School, said it’s been a lot of fun learning some of the hit pop songs from the decade when mullets were king. “We’re excited for the show,” she said. “We all love entertaining people.” Green Township resident Tyler Kuhlman, a La

Seton High School senior Lindsey Mullen, left, and Kelcey Steele, a sophomore at Miami University, star in the Cincinnati Young People's Theatre's production of "The Wedding Singer" at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts. THANKS TO HOLLY YURCHISON Salle High School graduate who is now a sophomore at Xavier University, said he’s looking forward to taking a leading role in this year’s production. He said this is his third and final year with the theater program. “I knew there were a lot of older kids leaving after last year’s show, and I wanted to come back this year to step up and be a leader the way they were,” he said. “The quality of the shows here are so far ahead of our high school shows. We work hard, but we also have fun every day.” Lindsey Mullen, a Seton High School senior from Cleves, echoed Kuhlman’s thoughts regarding the production quality. “There are so many great performers here, so no matter what you now it’s going to be a good show,” she said. Jo Ellen Pellman, a Mount Airy resident and junior at Walnut Hills High

School, and Reginald Hemphill, a Mount Airy teen who is a senior at the School for Creative & Performing Arts, both of whom are in their second year with the CYPT, said they are glad they joined the program. “I had seen CYPT shows for years and I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of,” Pellman said. “I auditioned last year and I’ve been loving it ever

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which is now in its 31st season, is watching the teens come in as shy 13-year-olds and leave as confident, 19year-old stage veterans. He also gets a kick out of the way teens from all over

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Pregnancy Center West board members and staff at a recent function are, from left, Marti Shoemaker, board member; Rachel Renner, executive director; Lisa Smith, board president; Karen Mueller, office manager; and Joan Loebker, board member.

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Event to benefit Pregnancy Center

Pregnancy Center West’s Heart and Soul Dinner-Dance will celebrate 31 years of ministry to women facing untimely pregnancies on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Woodlands Reception Hall. Founded in 1981, Pregnancy Center West’s mission is to help women choose life for their babies by providing accurate and life-affirming options information, as well as pregnancy and parenting support services. The center offers pregnancy tests, education about positive alternatives to abortion, en-

couragement in healthy relationship choices, parenting classes, and help with baby items through its “Earn While You Learn” program. All client services are confidential and completely free of charge. Pregnancy Center West also presents the “In Control” chastity education program in area Catholic schools, and offers retreat opportunities through “Rachel’s Vineyard” for women and men who have lost children to abortion. Additionally, its landmark building at the corner of Glenway Avenue and Guer-

ley Road houses Healthy Beginnings, an agency providing fullscale prenatal care and ultrasounds, and the Eve Center, providing peer counseling and support groups for women. Combined, these comprehensive services express a commitment to meaningful care for women and families--physical, emotional, and spiritual. The Heart and Soul DinnerDance raises funds for all Pregnancy Center West’s services. The evening will feature dancing, a silent auction, complimentary wine and beer, and a

$2,500 grand raffle drawing. Emcee will be Matt Swaim, producer of the Sonrise Morning Show on 740AM Sacred Heart Radio. Reservations are $40 per person and can be made by contacting Pregnancy Center West at 513-244-5700 or Sponsorship opportunities are also available. “Heart and Soul is not just a fundraiser,” says Beth Hegedus, a PCW board member. “It is a chance to join Pregnancy Center West’s life-saving work in this community.”

Mentoring initiative wins national award Hamilton County’s Higher Education Mentoring Initiative for foster youth is one of 11 county programs throughout Ohio to be recognized as an innovative by the National Association of Counties. “We are honored our program has been recognized as creative and as a valuable service to the residents of Hamilton County,” said Moira Weir, director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services, which helped start the program. “This award comes at a great time for us – we are beginning to recruit new mentors and this is validation of how important this program is to this community.”

The National Association of Counties has recognized innovative programs since 1970. Awards are given in 21 different categories inWeir cluding children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, environmental protection, information technology, health, and many more. HEMI fills an important gap in the foster care community, providing mentors who encourage, guide and befriend foster children in an effort to help them

graduate high school and move on to success in college, trade school or some other post-graduate endeavor. Since it began in 2009, HEMI has helped dozens of foster youth graduate high school and attend college. Mentors commit to at least two hours of personal interaction each week with their student. Once a month, they attend a HEMI social activity. They are also expected to be available via telephone, email, texting, etc. The most effective mentors are able to engage in a relationship based on trust and understanding. HEMI is a collaborative effort between JFS, the Hamilton

County Board of County Commissioners, the University of Cincinnati’s Partnership for Achieving School Success (PASS), Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development. Several information sessions are scheduled for July to recruit new mentors. The sessions will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, Wednesday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 24, in the Hamilton County Administration Building, 138 Court St. For more information, visit or contact Annie Schellinger at (513) 556-4368 or

Jim Weeks wants to help World War II veterans. A member of Sons of the American Revolution, he went to the organization after reading an article while on vacation that the French government is offering recognition with the French Legion of Honor medal to eligible veterans. Established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, the Legion of Honor is France’s highest order or decoration given to both military and civilians. Although nonFrench men and women cannot be part of the actual order, they have been decorated with its insignia. A veteran of Vietnam, Weeks decided to search for veterans who qualified for the medal. One of his biggest problems, he said, was the declining number of living WWII veterans. Many of the remaining veterans are resistant to applying for the medal, believing it is a rip-off. to send to the French consulate in Chicago. To qualify for the recognition, a WWII veteran has to have fought on French soil in one or more of the main campaigns of the war to liberate France, including Normandy, Southern France, Northern France and the Ardennes. The consulate requests proof of military service and stationing in France, verifying location and a description of combat fought in France, he said. The application also requests copies of any awards, such as a Silver Star, Bronze Star or Purple Heart Medal, to be submitted with the description of combat. No charge is levied on veterans who apply, he added. He says that “with deep regret” he has not found a one to apply, but encourages veterans and their families to contact him and submit an application. “Acceptance is the crème de la crème, the best,” he said. “What an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to a vet.” World War II veterans who fought in France and believe they might be eligible for the award can contact Weeks by email at

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Bonita and Gene Brockert’s house in Colerain Township features a 20-by20 sandstone pond framed by landscaping. PROVIDED. natural stone from the area with 16 waterfalls. » Russ and Donna Welty, 8183 Jordan Road, Cleves. This 28-foot-by-65foot pond gives a magnificent view from all rooms facing the pond, decks and patios. There are two large waterfalls separated by a 15-foot stone bridge. There will be a grill out from noon-3 p.m,. Sunday, July 22. » Mary Jo and Dan Pfaffinger, 439 St. Cloud Way, Cleves. This is an example of a small pond that Meyer Aquascapes has redesigned. View the well landscaped pond from the patio. Pond has koi and beautiful lilies. » Bill Bross and Susan Auel, 2232 South Road, Green Township. This established 11-foot-by-16foot pond has a 20-foot stream and two waterfalls built with sandstone boulders. Location is very serene. Yard is landscaped with a natural mix of annual colors, native gardens and bird feeding areas creating a natural habitat for wildlife.

» Marathon Station, 6094 Bridgetown Road, corner of Ebenezer and Bridgetown roads, Bridgetown. This is a large pondless waterfall with three powerful waterfalls. Two of the waterfalls face the street and one faces the gas station. The feature is constructed with weathered limestone rock. » Dave and Diane Collini, 4170 Clearpoint Drive, Green Township. This pond is new on the tour this year. This is an unusual pond that was converted this year. The source of the waterfall is a fire hydrant which cascades down into a 4-footby-6-foot pond. The pond has beautiful plants and fish. » Western Hills Builder’s Supply, 6801 Harrison Ave., Green Township. This pond is open Saturday, July 21, only. A pondless waterfall with a 10-foot stream and three waterfalls. This pondless waterfall has been designed by Meyer Aquascapes and is built from a new manmade stone called Rosetta

Brentwood Park upgrades slowed by sewer project Monica Boylson

Plans to improve Brentwood Park, an 8.7-acre park in Springfield Township, were halted by a proposed Metropolitan Sewer District project. MSD representatives were at a special meeting with residents and the board of trustees June 25 to discuss the future of the park. The sewer project is replacing sewers along Daly Road, including an area through the park. Residents are concerned that the seclusion of the park, which has two walkway access points at Monsanto Drive and Mockingbird Lane, makes it difficult for the police to patrol. They also want better access and general improvements for the park. The board proposed several developments for the park including remedies to residents’ original concerns. There were three other possibilities for the space: develop reforestation and make it a natural area; split and deed the property to the homes that back up to the park; or donate the property to a local non-profit community group. But improvements will have to wait until after the sewer project is complete. MSD sewers chief engineer Ralph Johnstone said construction in the park should only take a couple of months. Because the replacement site runs through the middle of the park, it may discourage

visitors. Final restoration that would include topsoil, sod and straw to return the park to its original state could take an additional 18 months. Both the board and residents agreed that any action would need to be taken after the project is complete. “The sewer project is

going to guide this for the next three or four years,” trustee Tom Bryan said of plans to upgrade the park. “In the meantime, we’ll look for other ways to fund park restoration. We’re not going to spend money in there right now knowing that (MSD) is going to go in there and tear it out.”

stone. Join the staff of Western Hills Builder’s Supply for a demo in the morning; join them for a cookout at lunch. » Bonita and Gene Brockert, 2382 Crest Road, Colerain Township. This home has three features and lush gardens. Visit the 20-foot-by-20-foot sandstone pond which is framed with lush landscaping, gazebo and a pergola. Walk throughout the property to enjoy the variety of spectacular gardens, statues and rock fountain. » Tim and Chris Jones, 2510 Crest Road, Colerain Township. This 15-footby15-foot pond shows how a larger feature can work in a small suburban setting. Large boulders give a natural appearance and the large flat rocks are perfect for sitting. tions from family play area to backyard paradise. For more information and for more on the other ponds on the tour, call call 513-941-8500, or go to


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

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

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

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

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1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter 5921 Springdale Rd

Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor

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

Classic Service and Hymnbook



Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15


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

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


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8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "You’ve Got Mail: Receiving God’s Answer"

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

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm


Northminster Presbyterian Church

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www.

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

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available. Handicapped Accessible. "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.




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

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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

Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

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St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Phone: 385-9077 Rev. Michelle Torigian Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access


Pondarama Water Garden Tour, a self-guided tour of 15 custom water features built exclusively for the homeowner by Meyer Aquascapes Inc., will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 21, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday July 22. Admission is free. This summer marks the 11th anniversary of Pondarama tour. You can tour one or both of the two-day, selfguided tour of water gardens that display eco-system friendly ponds of various sizes and shapes and pondless waterfalls and streams. The western and northern Cincinnati tour include an array of streams, waterfalls and ponds. The water features are shown through the generosity of Meyer Aquascapes clients. Each home is marked with a Pondarama or Parade of Ponds sign in the yard. Ponds on the western and northern Cincinnati tour include: » Greg and Rose Altenau, 16 Turnberry, North Bend. The Altenaus now have two pondless waterfalls. One is located opposite the front door and the other is a wet rock with a 15-foot stream from edge of driveway. The entry way features a10-foot stream surrounded by weathered limestone creating a dramatic entrance to this Aston Oaks home. » Aston Oaks Golf Clubhouse, 1 Aston Oaks Drive, North Bend. This large pondless feature is behind the clubhouse for viewing by the patrons in the restaurant, wedding parties, and golfers. This is a 20-feet-wide by 20-feethigh feature built out of




Cheryl Winkler made laws to protect kids

Cheryl Winkler fought for Ohio’s children. A lifelong resident of Monfort Heights in Green Township, Mrs. Winkler strengthened laws to protect children and support families while elected to the Ohio House of Representatives from 1990 to 2000. She died July 2 after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 73. Because of her, people who murder children in Ohio can be sentenced to death, state adoption laws are less cumbersome, adults who have sex with minors face higher penalties and pregnant female convicts with short sentences can raise their newborns in prison. Winkler also wrote the “safe abandonment” bill, which allows someone to give a newborn to a hospital worker or police officer shortly after the child’s birth without fear of a criminal charge. “We’ve got to do something,” she told The En-

LEGAL NOTICE Office of the Board of County Commission ers Hamilton County, Ohio NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAVE ADOPTED A RESOLUTION IMPLEMENTING SEC3735.65 TIONS THROUGH 3735.70 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE, ESTABLISHING AND DESCRIBING THE BOUNDARIES OF COLERAIN TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREA, IN HAMILCOUNTY, TON OHIO AND DESIGNATING A HOUSING OFFICER TO ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM AND CREATING A COMMUNITY REINVEST MENT AREA HOUSING COUNCIL AND A TAX INCENTIVE REVIEW COUNCIL. The area designated as the Colerain Township Community Reinvestment Area #3 constitutes an area in which housing facilities or structures of historical significance are located, and in which new construction or repair of existing facilities has been discouraged. Pursuant to O.R.C. Section 3735. 66, Colerain Township Community Reinvestment Area #3 is hereby established in the following area: Colerain Avenue North of Big Lots and three houses at the East end in the culde-sac of Ripple grove Street. The parcels of the former JC Penney, Dillard’s and Border’s Center are located in the CRA as well. The complete text of this resolution is available in the offices of the Board of County Commissioners, Hamilton County, Ohio, 138 East Court Street, Room 603, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ,HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO Greg Hartmann, President ATTEST: Jacqueline Panioto, Clerk 1715042

quirer in 2000 before the bill became law. “What’s a baby’s life worth?” Cheryl Winkler Winkler was active locally, too, serving as a PTA president, board member for the local Girl Scouts and co-chair of the 2006 levy campaign for the Northwest Local School District. “She was the loveliest woman I have ever known,” said former state Rep. Jackie O’Brien, an Anderson Township Republican who worked alongsideher. “She was so well-loved, and one of the most highly respected individuals in the Statehouse.” Before being elected state representative, Cheryl Winkler was clerk and then a trustee for Green Township. Upon leaving Columbus, she was appointed vice president of the board of trustees for the now-closed Community Services West, an agency that delivered food and services to the elderly. “Cheryl was a prolific vote-getter,” said her husband, retired 1st Ohio District Court of Appeals Judge Ralph Winkler. “She used to take voting percentages in the high 70s. Always told her I was glad I didn’t have to run against her.” Ralph Winkler met his wife-to-be on a blind date. The two caught the movie “Picnic” at the Keith Theatre on Walnut Street, where the Fifth Third tower stands today. It was love at first sight, he said. The Winklers were married in 1958 and had

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED BY THE COLERAIN TOWN SHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES Colerain Township Government Complex 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45251 513-385-7500 Project Name: Geor gianna Drive Lighting Notice: Notification is hereby given that the Township Colerain Board of Trustees was presented with a signed petition from the of owners property Georgianna Drive (off Galbraith Rd) request ing a lighting district. with accordance In ORC 515. 04, a public hearing on the above matter is to be held on August 14, 2012 at the at p.m. 7:00 Colerain Township Administrative Complex, Springdale 4200 Road. Public Review: The petition and lighting design may be examined during normal business hours at the office: following Colerain Township Ad4200 ministration Springdale Road Cin45251 OH cinnati, (513) 385-7500 Procedure: After conclu sion of this hearing, the Colerain Board of Trustees will make a decision on the district. THE COLERAIN BOARD TOWNSHIP OF TRUSTEES Heather E. Harlow, Fiscal Officer 4537

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three children: Susan Winkler, Robert Winkler and Ralph “Ted” Winkler. Both sons became judges, like their father, and today serve on the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. Susan Winkler died of complications of melanoma in 1991 at age 24. “Cheryl was a tremendous mother – just a tremendous person,” said Fay Wahl, who met her after their boys joined the same baseball team. The two were on the PTA together. “She was always calm, which used to tick me off,” Wahl joked. Cheryl Winkler was also involved in many civic organizations, including the Ohio Township Association, Green Township and Bridgetown civic clubs, Diamond Oaks Joint Vocational School Advisory Committee and the Cincinnati Bar Association Auxiliary. She was affiliated with the Green Township and Westwood Republican clubs and the Hamilton County Republican Party. An avid gardener who traveled often with her husband, Cheryl Winkler maintained “an incredible balance in her home life and her professional career,” said 1st Ohio District Court of Appeals Judge Sylvia Hendon, a juvenile court judge while Mrs. Winkler was a state legislator. “She really does serve as a role model for women politicians,” Hendon said. Cheryl Winkler is survived by her husband Ralph, sons Robert C. Winkler (Diane), and Ralph E. “Ted” Winkler (Tracy); sister, Elaine D. Kohl; (Ronald), grandchildren Allison Detzel (Ryan), Andrea Boettcher (Chris), Christian Winkler, Allayna Winkler, Lillian Winkler and Sophia Winkler, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, the late Susan D. Winkler. A memorial service was July 7 at Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Westwood United Methodist Church, directed to the Susan Winkler Youth Mission Fund.

Paul Appiarius Paul Anthony Appiarius, 88, Green Township, died June 21. Survived by wife Dorothy Appiarius; children Christine (Gary) Wright, Mary Carole (Bob) Menke, Clare (Ron) Brichler, Paul (Deborah) Appiarius Jr., Pamela (Dale) SchusAppiarius ter, Vickie (Tom) Kinney; sister-in-law Florence Appiarius; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Mark Appiarius, siblings Jean Sutton, Robert Appiarius. Services were June 25 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400 Cincinnati, OH 45249.

Gil Barcus Harry “Gil” Barcus, 72, Colerain Township, died July 5. Survived by wife Margaret “Peggy” Barcus; daughters Patty (Bernie) Small, Karen (Jeff) Curran; grandchildren Andrew, Barcus Lindsey, Lauren, Alex, Patrick, Sean; great-grandson Jack; sister Alyce (Dave) Harvilak. Services were July 9 at the St. Joseph (New) Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

Teresa Coate Teresa Nora Coate, 56, Green Township, died June 16. She was a manager for St. Vincent de Paul. Survived by children Denise, D.J. Goeler, Jason (Niki), Bridgette, Brandi, Joshua Coate; seven grandchildren; five siblings. Services were June 22 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to the Theresa Coate Headstone Fund in care of Radel Funeral Home.

LaVerne Duell LaVerne Sacksteder Duell, 76, Monfort Heights, died June 12. She was homemaker. Survived by children Mike, Lisa Duell, Denise (Dennis) Link; son-in-law Duell Dale Vogel; grandchildren Adam (Krissy), Lindsay, Mitchell; siblings Ruth Small, Margie Turner, Judy Hoffman, Dan Sacksteder. Preceded in death by husband Raymond Duell Jr., brother Kenny Sacksteder. Services were June 15 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home.

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Mary Fisher Mary Mette Fisher, 88, Monfort Heights, died June 10. She was secretary/treasurer of Al Fisher Plumbing. Survived by children Jim, John (Maureen), Thomas (Diane) Fisher, Diana Green, Karen (Wendell) Hunsucker, Shirley (Tim) Crooker, Theresa (Rob) Pyle; Deb (Pete) Mack, Jeff, Rusty (Kim), Doug, Tim, Frances Fisher, Michele (Paul) Wocher, David Slagle, Michael, Emily, Robin, Daniel, Gregory Hunsucker, Jennifer (Keith) Bosse, Steven Crooker, Stefanie (Jeff) Budke, Abbey, Cindy, Katie Pyle; sister Rita Brinker; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Alvin Fisher, daughter Mary (Homer) Slagle, siblings Sister Marie Therese, O.S.F., Wilma Juniet, Robert, Norbert (Julia) Mette. Services were June 13 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association of Cincinnati or Hospice of Cincinnati.

Ginny Herbert Virginia “Ginny” Miller Herbert, 71, White Oak, died June 30. Survived by children Michael (Missy) Herbert, Mary (Franco) Oliverio, Nancy (Mike) Adler, Susan (Paul) Hutchison, Diane (Todd) Smiley; grandchildren Robby, Mandy HerHerbert bert, Rebecca, Jenna Oliverio, Alden Hutchison; siblings Mary Lou (Sam) Sansone, Joe (Teri) Miller. Preceded in death by husband Robert Herbert, brother Jerry Miller. Services were July 7 at St. James the Greater. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Survived by wife Dianna McCollum; daughters Kim (Rick) Dietz, Tracy Knight; grandchildren Brandon, Jacob, Jesse, Samantha; mother-inlaw Ellen Schroeder. Preceded in death by son Robbie McCollum Jr. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.

Douglas Meyers Douglas L. Meyers, 60, Green Township, died June 21. Survived by son Douglas D. (Stephanie) Meyers; grandchildren Preston, Maddi Meyers; sister Joyce (Ray) Martini. Preceded in Meyers death by father Lester Meyers, stepfather Charles Alderson. Services were June 27 at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home.

Rodney Reynolds Rodney C. Reynolds, 44, Green Township, died June 26. He worked for Rumpke. Survived by parents Lou, Marlene Reynolds; brother Randy (Claire) Reynolds; nephew and nieces Jordan, Alyssa, Kirsten Reynolds. Services were July 3 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Patricia Willis Hoehn, 82, Green Township, died July 2. Survived by husband Ralph Hoehn; children Ted (Sharon), Richard (Teri), Paul (Holly), David (Judy) Hoehn, Pattie Stacey (Bill Hall), Cynthia (Mick) Lucas, Michelle (Jim) Iori; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by five grandchildren, brother Robbie Willis. Services were July 7 at Our Lady of the Visitation. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Christmas for Jesus’ Poor, 2139 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Dilma Tackling Riehle, 69, Monfort Heights, died June 17. She was a medical technologist Survived by husband George Riehle; children Nicole (Mike) Coburn, Jason, Britney Riehle; grandRiehle children Morgan, John, Andrew, Bennett; brother Ronald Tackling. Preceded in death by parents Anselm, Ermine Tackling, brother Romero Tackling. Services were June 21 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

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Henry John Holt Jr., 88, Colerain Township, died July 3. He was a truck driver. Survived by a number of brothers and sisters. Services were July 9 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

W. Lorraine Cooper Sabo, 80, Green Township, died June 25. She was a flight attendant for Ozark Airlines. Survived by husband Leslie Sabo; mother Irene Cooper; brother Leroy Cooper. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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Claire LeTang Claire Hanser LeTang, 85, Green Township, died June 26. Survived by children Mary (Roger) O’Bryan, Judith (the late Paul) Sellmeyer, Donna (Ron) Larkin, Susan, Daniel, Paul (Nancy) LeTang; grandchildren Jamie, Paul, Jennifer, Erin, Evan, Michelle, Ronnie, Matt; siblings Joan (Dan) Biederman, John (Barbara) Hanser; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Mark LeTang Services were June 30 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Mark A. LeTang Scholarship Fund, Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Robert McCollum Robert L. McCollum, 74, Colerain Township, died June 22.

Matthew Schultze Matthew J. Schultze, 90, died June 29. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 530. Survived by wife Mary Schultze; sisters Emily Hindersman, Rosemary Scott; sistersin-law Loraine Lutmer, Ruth Jacob; caregivers Bert, Kathy Jacob; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Services were July 3 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati, Roger Bacon High School Scholarship Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.



POLICE REPORTS Arrests/citations Deshawn Washington, born 1983, domestic violence, 2725 Hillvista Lane, July 3. Douglas Knight, born 1943, possessing a defaced firearm, carrying concealed weapons, firearm in motor vehicle, misdemeanor drug possession, 4511 Colerain Ave., July 3. Elliott Johnson, born 1993, felonious assault, 5835 Monfort Hills Ave., July 3. James L. Burks, born 1945, misdemeanor drug possession, 5571 Colerain Ave., July 1. Michael G. Lilly, born 1989, drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments, 5807 Monfort Hills Ave., June 30.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 2978 Highforest Lane, June 29. Aggravated robbery 5309 Eastknoll Court, June 23. Assault 2501 Rack Court, June 29. 2669 W. North Bend Road, June 23. Breaking and entering 4859 Hawaiian Terrace, June 25. 4510 Colerain Ave., June 22. 4910 Hawaiian Terrace, June 29. 5001 Hawaiian Terrace, June 27. 5066 Hawaiian Terrace, June 28. 5378 Bahama Terrace, June 28. 5428 Bahama Terrace, June 25. 5450 Bahama Terrace, July 2. 5469 Kirby Ave., June 26. Criminal damaging/endangering 2639 Allaire Ave., June 26. 2727 Hillvista Lane, June 30. 2978 High Forest Lane, June 28. 4930 Hawaiian Terrace, June 27. 5138 Hawaiian Terrace, June 26. Felonious assault 5835 Monfort Hills, July 2. Theft 2446 Kipling Ave., June 23. 2568 W. Norh Bend Road, June 30. 2714 W. North Bend Road, June 23. 2714 W. North Bend Road, June 25. 2717 W. North Bend Road, June 27. 4510 Colerain Ave., June 23. 5131 Hawaiian Terrace, June 28. 5305 Eastknoll Court, June 26. 5434 Colerain Ave., June 30. 5811 Monfort Hills Ave., June 27.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Eugene Dubose, 42, 2508 St. Leo Place, theft, obstructing official business, complicity, possessing criminal tools at 9651 Hamilton Ave., June 18. Juvenile male, 17, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., June 18. Kristen Miller, 23, 10160 Windswept Lane, resisting arrest, theft, obstructing official business at 8451 Colerain Ave., June 19. Ivory Jackson, 30, 1116 Chapel Drive, menacing at 4200 Springdale, June 18. Della Spears, 45, 2310 Kenton Street, theft at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., June 19. Jessica Daniel, 24, 8260 Firshade Terrace, deception to obtain a dangerous drug at 8215 Colerain Ave., June 20. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., June 20. Thomas Collins, 25, 8128 Blanchetta, theft at 8128 Blanchetta, June 21. Patryck Douglas, 28, 9637 Arvin Ave., tampering with evidence, obstructing official business at

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600 » Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323 » Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500 » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300 2909 Banning Road, June 21. Christopher Walters, 28, 2025 W. Galbraith Road, drug possession at 10925 Hamilton Ave., June 21. Amberley Bailey, 32, 36 Wuest Street, domestic violence, June 20. Jaira Jones, 20, 2566 Bellbranch Court, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., June 21. Elia Luna-Corona, 28, 7580 Colerain Ave., theft at 7560 Colerain Ave., June 21. Jerrian Hill, 23, 6013 Desmond Street, aggravated menacing at 2300 Walden Glen, June 19. Justin Jennings, 20, 9345 Silva Drive, criminal trespassing at 9501 Colerain Ave., June 22. Shavonne Foster, 28, 1651 W. North Bend Road, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., June 22. Dale Wilkins, 27, 7833 Joseph, using weapons while intoxicated, aggravated menacing at 9145 Pippin Road, June 23. James Felton, 34, 10239 Menominee Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at Pippin and Compton, June 23. Tiffany Cable, 21, 5174 E. Miami River Road, criminal damaging at 7050 Harrison Ave., June 23. Britney Carter, 18, 3335 Glenway Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain, June 24. Antwonette Wright, 19, 2157 Westwood Northern Blvd., theft at 8451 Colerain, June 24. Jeni Russell, 53, 7451 Colerain Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain, June 24.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at 3210 Springdale Road, June 22. Victim struck at 2522 Mariposa, June 24. Breaking and entering Merchandise and computer valued at $6,300 removed at 3122 Springdale Road, June 18. Attempt made at 2942 Jonrose, June 17. Burglary Residence entered and TV, DVD player, jewelry and computer of unknown value removed at 2484 Tiverton Lane, June 19. Residence entered and ring of unknown value removed at 10103 Windswept Lane, June 21. Attempt made at 3333 Niagara Street, June 24. Criminal damaging Vehicle scratched at 9901 Dunraven Drive, June 14. Rock thrown at vehicle at 2420 Walden Glen, June 19. Window cracked at 11963 Lick Road, June 20. Tires of unknown value removed at 7050 Harrison Ave., June 24. Door damaged at 11881 Wincanton Drive, June 23. Criminal mischief Victim reported residence damaged at 10744 Invicta, June 18. Curfew violation Reported at 7451 Colerain Ave., June 21. Misuse of credit card



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Emily Kage, 18, 325 Stonehenge, possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments at Ronald Reagan Highway and Winton Road, June 25. Maya McClinton, 31, 9755 Overview Lane, drug possession at 9755 Overview Lane, June 27. Kevin Davis, 48, 1511 Netherland Court, drug possession at Winton and Galbraith roads, June 24. Cora Mack, 61, 5107 Colerain Ave., assault at 8600 Bobolink, June 25. Algenia Wilson, 22, 10164 Wayne Ave., falsification, possession of criminal tools at 10948 Hamilton Avenue, June 22. Quashawn Tolar, 20, 5272 Bahama Terrace, assault at 11952 Hamilton Avenue, June 23. John Borders, 26, 6816 Somerset Drive, disorderly conduct at 11952 Hamilton Avenue, June 23. Charles Blythe, 29, 1923 Emerson Ave., criminal damaging at 1863 Windmill Way, June 24. Shaunte Burns, 38, 988 Glasgow Drive, resisting arrest, driving under suspension at Waycross Road and Sebring Drive, June 21.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering

Copper pipe valued at $1,0000 taken from house at 9639 Tanbark, June 19. Burglary Game system, Wii controller, charger valued at $300 taken at 10618 Forestdale, June 21. Criminal damaging Window broken at 759 Northill, June 21. Windshield broken at 8087 Vine Street, June 21. Window broken at 8898 Balboa, June 19. $5,000 in damage caused by rock thrown at awning at Amazon Beauty Supply at 6521 Winton Road, June 23. Patio glass door broken at 919 Sarbrook, June 24. Storm door broken at 8996 Daly Road, June 23. Domestic violence Woman reported at Monsanto Drive, June 24. Falsification, possession of criminal tools Attempt to pass false documents Ohio BMV at 10948 Hamilton Avenue, June 19. Identity theft $50,000 in debt accumulated using woman’s identity at 482 Northill, June 23. Misuse of credit card Woman left credit/debit card at McDonald’s and $655.82 in purchases were made at 9254

Winton Road, June 18. Robbery Man robbed at 10622 Tonlin, June 21. Man punched and cash and snacks taken at 2199 Roosevelt, June 16. Theft TV and iPad valued at $1,550 rented; payment not made and items were not returned. at 10976 Hamilton Avenue, June 20. Bicycle taken from lot at YMCA at 9601 Winton Road, June 20. Prescription drug Saboxone taken from truck at 914 Sarbrook, June 21. Phone valued at $100 left at Speedway was taken at 8378 Winton Road, June 21. Lawn mowers taken at 1532 Meredith Drive, June 19. Items of unknown value taken by man at Walgreens at 8210 Winton Road, June 23.

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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations April Harris, 33, 2810 Maryland Ave., telephone harassment at 1367 Hazelgrove, June 26. Shey Richardson, 20, 1740 Heathglen Circle, possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments at Ronald Reagan Highway and Winton Road, June 25.

LEGAL NOTICE The Colerain Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wed., July 25, 2012 at 7 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH for the following: Case No. BZA2012-09. Location: 2400 Adams Rd., Cincinnati, OH. Applicant: John R. Grier Architect. Owner: Golden Leaf Baptist Church. Application: Additional parking spaces at a previously approved Conditional Use for an Active Recreational – Facility Article/Section 4.4. The application may be examined Mon.Fri. between 8 AM and 4:30 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, Planning & Zoning Dept., 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45251. 1712711

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5733 Babygold Court: Rulli, Janice J. to Bender, Adam T. and Stephanie Jones; $210,000. 3666 Donata Drive: Lucas, Justin R. and Amy M. to Williams, Donald J.; $168,000. Fay Lane: Fifth Third Bank to David L. Schmidt Jr. Builders Inc.; $12,900. 3685 Galbraith Road: Jasper, Jonathan to King, Bonnie J.; $80,000. 9524 Haddington Court: Luechauer, Amy Tr. to Fern, Mark; $60,000. 7575 Harrison Ave.: Conley, Rita Ann to Norton, Harrison Propertie LLC; $115,000. 7228 Hunters Ridge Lane: Maronda Homes Of Cincinnati LLC to Sand, Douglas G. and Shawn M.; $240,000. 7290 Jamerine Court: Swingle, William D. Tr. to Sommer, Patricia E.; $119,900. 2437 Jasper Court: McGregor Holdings LLC to Heidi Hill Properties LLC; $19,900. 2437 Jasper Court: EH Pooled 911 LP to McGregor Holdings LLC; $15,000. 11566 Kettering Drive: Willoughby, Daniel S. and Shannon G. to Estep, Andrew S.; $105,000. 3202 Lillwood Lane: Turner, Grant D. and Sharon L. to Nguyen, Bruce V.; $85,000. 8342 Lyness Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Muddy River Homes LLC; $30,000. 3145 McGill Lane: McGill, Timothy M. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $54,000. 3441 Nandale Drive: Forney, Eunice P. to Ehrhardt, Jacquelyn M.; $111,700.

Norfolk Place: Drees Co. The to Bolton, Jonathan L. Sr. and Shikwanda; $179,792. 8703 Pippin Road: Harves, Kathleen Ann to Ruiz, Luis and Janice; $415,000. 2605 Retford Drive: First Financial Collateral Inc. to Clark, Stephanie and Shaun; $46,500. 3414 Rocker Drive: Searle, Mary Patricia and Larry A. to Helton, Loraine; $120,000. 2417 Schon Drive: Rogers, Ryan S. and Jennifer L. to Wilcox, Luann M.; $44,000. 6741 Schuster Court: Penklor Properties LLC to Cincinnati Revitalization LLC;.$22,000. 7790 Sheed Road: Lucas, Cecil P and Cynthia A. to Lee, David M. and Vicki L.; $230,000. 8463 Springlake Court: Wiegele, Thomas R. and Susan K. to Gambetta, Anthony J.; $180,900. Squirrel Run Lane: Buckhead Homes Inc. to Sunderhaus, Dale T. and Geneen.; $55,000. 7141 Vail Court: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Sherman, Craig R. and Stacy J.; $272,500. 7147 Vail Court: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Uchtman, Richard A. and Maureen S.; $298,296. 2967 Windon Drive: Pro Foundation to BBC Venture Properties Ll; $50,000. 3713 Woodsong Drive: Ashcraft, Norma J. to WDWP WNN LLC; $47,000. 2841 Commodore Lane: Wagner, Troy & Dennis to Wells, Calvin W.; $84,500. 7235 Creekview Drive: Hillcrest Homes Inc. to Masters, James T. & Kimberly B.; $27,000.

3231 Deshler Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Dehner, Leo & Nancy; $22,760. Fay Lane: Potterhill Homes LLC to Baecker, Dana M. & Carol A.; $183,643. 7662 Forfeit Run Road: Krimmer, Anthony & Brenda K. to Johnson, Russell S.; $89,000. 3008 Glenaire Drive: Boner, Thomas A. to Bruwn, Sunday; $70,000. 9880 Grasscreek Court: Ford, Michelle A. & Allen to PNC Bank NA; $58,000. 2406 Impala Drive: Collins, Mary E. to Langworthy, John; $21,000. 8356 Lakevalley Drive: Kuchle, Martin R. & Laura M. Berry to Vuong, Shawn M. & Jamie Kim; $182,000. 3003 Montezuma Drive: Mauney, Robert to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $62,000. 9688 Pebble View Drive: Guardian Savings Bank FSB to Sendelbach, Anthony W. & Patricia M.; $185,000. 10584 Pottinger Road: Windisch, David J. to Wesley, Daniel R. & Janell A.; $20,000. 9810 Regatta Drive: Mills, Barbara J. to Gibson, Kelly L.; $65,000. 3442 Rocker Drive: Fischer, Randy G. & Kathleen to Securant Bank and Trust T.; $121,000. 2578 Tampico Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Peters, David Tr.; $33,500. Vail Court: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Tasset, Daniel P. & Kristen N. Felix; $327,368.


4941 Arbor Woods Court: Von

Allmen, Robert E. and Frances C. Trs. to Bryson, Roger B.; $129,900. 6017 Bearcat Drive: Wicks, Delores I. to Sheldon, Kyle C. and Allison C.; $115,000. 5300 Chatelaine Court: Wood, Robert A. to Schmidlin, Josesph F. and Patricia A.; $123,000. 5765 Cheviot Road: Maratta, Vivian A. to Quibinv Josefina M.; $60,000. 4506 Clearwater Place: CWX Holdings LLC to Piatt, Jordan; $99,900. 2778 Country Woods Lane: Williams, Cheryl M. Tr. to Muldoon, Kathleen; $193,000. 7241 Dog Trot Road: Scheidt, Kenneth W. and Carolyn R. to Scheidt, Dennis W.; $275,000. 3894 Ebenezer Road: Schrott, Ann and Michael to Jpmorgan Chase Bank NA; $34,000. 4360 Fearman Ave.: Maret, William R. to Coile, Leslie. and Nicholas J.; $89,000. 5524 Green Acres Court: Maher, Shannon R. to Stevens, Suzanne S.; $124,000. 5818 Harbour Pointe Drive: Berding, William A. Tr. and Joan S. Tr. to Bambach, Donna J. Tr.; $172,000. 6652 Hearne Road: Brafford, John C. to Maas, Richard. and Carol; $30,000. 5618 Hickory Ridge Lane: Tentler, Ruth M. to McMahon, Melinda Ann; $86,000. 5875 Lawrence Road: Boesken, M. Robin Tr. to Boesken, Dorothy J.; $180,000. 5546 Nickview Drive: Hanson, Pamela C. to Donnelly, Linda; $179,000. 3316 North Bend Road: Federal National Mortgage Association

to Linnemann, Steven R.; $46,000. 5221 North Bend Crossing: Schnecker, Hazel I. Tr. to Giuliano, Paula E.; $105,000. 5452 North Glen Road: Simpson, David S. and Jennett L. to Kramer, Jenna M. and Guy O. Beck; $140,000. 5598 North Glen Road: Kallschmidt, Linda M. and Mark W. to Litzinger, Amanda. and Drew Umbaugh; $102,000. 3234 Northgate Drive: Kramer, Diana M. and Kevin G. Kramer to Krummen, Richard L. and Melinda M. Eigel; $221,000. 6965 Sandal Court: Wetzel, Edward C. Tr. to Wetzel, David M.; $109,360. 2539 South Road: Crowe, Jeffrey and Kelly to Benter, Morgan G.; $186,000. 3656 Summerdale Lane: Taylor, Ivan to Federal National Mortgage Association; $58,000. 5649 Surrey Ave.: Heisel, Daniel J. and Jennifer K. to Andres, Michael D.; $190,000. 2300 Sylved Lane: Gorman, Edward J. to Pierce, Thelma; $57,000. 4280 Victorian Green Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Waters, Billy and Cecilia; $45,000. 3416 Wheatcroft Drive: Thelen, Andrew P. and Patricia L. Holiday to Freitsch, Bobbie S.; $145,000. 5519 Windmere Drive: Wabnitz, Joseph C. and Theresa L. to McCalla, Angela J.; $185,500. 3114 Algus Lane: Yi, Tae H. & Dolores J. to Hafner, Michael W. & Shannon M.; $16,500. 3132 Andres Lane: Smith, Scott W. & Vicki L. to Bank Of New York Mellon The; $74,000. 4921 Arbor Woods Court: Welge, Catherine to Preuth, Kathleen E.; $79,900. 5936 Childs Ave.: Toepfer, Richard J. & Mary E. to Evans, George C. & Angela R.; $111,000. 5328 Edger Drive: Gervers, William to Birkofer, Kevin; $137,900. 5713 Farhaven Lane: Jackson, Bradley K. & Susan M. to Winhusen, Russell N. & Amy E.; $210,000. 6744 Kelseys Oak Court: Rieskampv Trisha D. to Reiskamp, Jeff E.; $100,000. 5625 Nickview Drive: Clark, Donald C. & Verna L. to Brians, James G. & Rose G.; $114,000. 4069 Race Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Re Acquisitions LLC; $23,760. 5562 Werk Road: Smith, Scott W. & Vicki L. to Bank Of New York Mellon The; $74,000. 4039 Wildcherry Court: Greene, Brenda Kay & Worthington Greene Jr. to Cincinnati Federal Saving and Loan Association; $80,000.


5798 Wielert Ave.: Elsen, Teresa G. to Acheson, Marsha J. and Ruth A. Rowan; $90,000. 2608 Mount Airy Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Creatura-Rendelman, Lisa; $55,000.


7411 Clovernook Ave.: Weimer Homer G. Jr. to U.S. Bank NA ND; $61,834. 7405 Harrison Ave.: Rehring, Terrence to Federal National

Mortgage Association; $101,595. 7354 Huntridge Ave.: Hutzel, Betty Tr. to Colmar, Anna L.; $50,000. 7343 Joseph St.: Rahn, Gary to Baughn, Beth A.; $88,000. 7130 Clovernook Ave.: Oelgeschlager, Joseph D. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $26,000. 1973 Madison Ave.: Ashbrook, Nicole to HSBC Bank USA NA Tr.; $64,000. 7946 Seward Ave.: Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC to Rich, Carl; $48,000. 7805 Werner Ave.: Guardian Savings Bank FSB to Esteves, Deidre; $64,000.


2388 Aquarius Drive: Truitt, Jimmy to Truitt, April; $89,000. 1371 Biloxi Drive: Noonan, Thomas Donald to D-C Homes Of Cincinnati LLC; $10,000. 1911 Broadhurst Ave.: Koenig, James to Koenig, Melissa S.; $105,000. 1002 Chatterton Drive: Fullman, Edward A. and Maria T. to Booth, Bryan R. and Staci L.; $150,000. 8110 Colette Lane: Calvert, W. Kevin and Gwynn L. to Bank Of New York Mellon The Tr.; $70,000. 411 Deanview Drive: Schwartz, Barry H. and Natalie McKerrell to Hogue, Cassandra; $75,200. 1037 Eastgate Drive: Meyer, Gertrude H. to Davidson, William E. and Sherri L.; $115,500. 8852 Ebro Court: Goedde, Milt to Titan Realty LLC; $16,000. 1802 Fallbrook Lane: Selby, Gayland C. and Lisa M. to Hamilton, Kristin; $120,000. 12066 Freestone Court: Blevins, Jessica D. and Chad Brown to Hutzel, Betty; $133,000. 12082 Goodfield Court: Diersing, Chantelle R. to Fannie Mae; $62,000. 12094 Goodfield Court: Cornelius, Patricia J. to Mechling, Michael E.; $125,000. 948 Hollytree Drive: Coby, Nancy Lee to Johnson, Gloria A.; $70,900. 2028 Innes Ave.: Penklor, Properties LLC to Cincinnati Revitalization LLC; $25,000. 1783 John Gray Road: Marfo, Victoria to Glover, Latoya; $61,000. 1285 Landis Lane: Patton, Financial Real Estate Holdings LLC to Stokien, Matthew; $65,000. 1887 Miles Road: Fath, Ella to Huxel, Mark; $37,500. 1264 Murat Court: Penklor Properties LLC to Cincinnati Revitalization LLC; $22,000. 1117 Seymour Ave.: Oyler, Herman C. and Frieda E. to Oyler, Herman C.; $168,000. 9192 Yorkridge Drive: Taylor, Joyce to Federal National Mortgage Association; $89,357. 1857 Aspenhill Drive: Hill, Alexis to Capitol Hill Realty LLC; $18,000. 8360 Banbury St.: Riechman, Virginia & Virginia M. to Stark, Derek A.; $25,000. 8763 Cabot Drive: Simmons, Palmo Lee Jr. & Harriett A. to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $17,350. 10141 Lochcrest Drive: Thomas, Catherine K. to Thomas, Neil R.; $108,200.

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