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Free camp marks 25 years By Jennie Key

Four more days

You have four more days – until July 17 – to vote for your favorites in the 2011 Community Choice Awards. Show all of your favorites how much you love them by voting. Go online to communitychoice. Everyone who votes is entered into a drawing to win a $250 gift card!

Imhoff stands out

Former Colerain High School standout Zack Imhoff will enter the 2011 college football season as one of Cornell University’s top defenders. After suffering a back injury that forced him to miss the 2009 season, Imhoff, a senior applied economics and management major, made up for lost time in 2010. – FULL STORY A6

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Any idea where this might be? We didn’t think so. Time to go hunting in the neighborhood to see if you can find it. Send your best guess to northwest or call 853-6287, along with your name. Deadline to call is noon Friday. If you’re correct, we’ll publish your name in next week’s newspaper along with the correct answer. See last week’s answer on B5.

There is still no free lunch, but there is no charge for morning and afternoon flexible summer camp programs at Colerain Park. This is the 25th year for the day camp program, which is open to youngsters 5 through 13. The flexibility makes it attractive: youngsters come when they want to, skip when they want to and participate in the activities that appeal to them. And the price – free – seals the deal. Colerain Township dad Ryland Reed, whose 8-year-old daughter Arianna enjoys the camp, said he would not be able to afford to give her a camp experience every day if he had to pay camp fees. “This is something for her to do and the cost is great,” he said. “An average week of day camp runs what – $150? Can’t afford that.” The day camp is offered in two sessions Monday through Friday at Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road. From 9 to 11 a.m., it’s the game session, featuring kickball, dodgeball and capture the flag. Campers are grouped by age. In the afternoon, there is a craft session from 1 to 3 p.m., although some campers play games during second session as well. On Wednesdays, the camp goes on a field trip. Camp runs through Friday, Aug. 22. There is also an annual camp overnight planned for Thursday, Aug. 4. Camp is not in session Friday, Aug. 5, due to the camp out and there is no field trip that week, either. Camp Director Krista Lovewell, knows the program from the ground up: she was a camper here when she was 8 years old. And she came back every year. When she was too old to be a camper, she became a counselor.

Future trips being planned include Pump It Up July 20, a Cincinnati Reds game July 28, and the Beach Waterpark Aug. 10. All require signups and some fill up quickly. Trip costs varying due to admission costs and are payable at the time of registration. For information about the program or field trips, call 385-7503.


John Butler, 11, looks for some positive feedback on the picture frame he made from Colerain Day Camp Director Krista Lovewell. She eventually became the program director. This is her 13th year working at the camp. “I think it’s an awesome program for the township to offer,” she said. “Parents can be as involved as they would like. Some stick around, others leave and come back.” She says one reason the camp

is so strong is the staff. “We have folks who come back year after year, and we have some new faces,” she said. “And there are some high-schoolers who come and help out. We love having them, as long as they are helping with the program.” Lovewell says the youngsters who come to the program also

make it special. “We see kids coming back year after year; it’s so good,” she said. “They have so much fun.” Kids love the camp. Arianna Reed said she loves the field trips. Skye Lehman 9, says she likes the crafts. “I liked painting the butterflies, and bees and ladybugs,” she said. Nathan Smith, 6, says he likes the water fountain. There really is something for everyone. Colerain Township residents can continue to sign up at the park throughout the summer. There is a charge for camp T-shirts required on field trips, and parents pay the admission cost and provide lunches for field trips. The program celebrates its 25th birthday with a special Friday Family Fun Night celebration on Friday, July 29. The evening starts with a performance by the Madcap Puppet Theater of “Jack and the Gentle Giant” at 6:30 p.m. Magician and comedian Matthew Brian Taylor performs at 7:30 and a classic kids movie, not yet determined, will begin at dusk. Parks and Services Director Kevin Schwartzhoff said the program will be reevaluated at the end of the summer to see if offering the camps free is still possible. “We would love to have it continue to be a free camp,” he said. “But with the budget issues everyone is facing, we will just have to evaluate each year.” For more about your community, visit

Colerain Twp. rehires resource officer By Jennie Key


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Samantha Paluga, coordinator for the Northwest High School Driving Angels Program for the past school year, receives an award for her work from Northwest High School Resource Officer Andy Demeropolis at a trustee meeting.

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Northwest High School Resource Officer Andy Demeropolis officially retired June 30 after more than 34 years with the Colerain Township Police Department. But he’ll be back in his office at Northwest in the fall. The Colerain Township Board of Trustees agreed to hire him back at a special meeting June 29 as a part-time officer. He will be gone for 60 days and return Sept. 1. The decision saves the township $41,818 annually. That’s because the Colerain Township Police Department will save $17,384 in salary-related costs and another $23,797.61 in vacation, sick time, holiday leave time and health care benefits he won’t be receiving from the township as a part-timer. Police Chief Dan Meloy said

Demeropolis will only work on days school is in session; as the full-time resource officer, he reported to the police department when school was out for snow days, summer vacation and spring and winter breaks. Now when school’s out, he is off, too. The chief said he does not plan to add part-time officers to make up the hours. “I believe this is an opportunity to assist the community with an experienced police officer and help the department save money,” he said. Meloy said the school district wanted the school resource officers to remain the same. “During his tenure, he has been integral in reducing the amount of violent crime and disruptive behavior in and around Northwest High School,” Meloy said in a statement to the board. “He represents the township as a professional and commands respect from both the students and staff. His innovation in creating

the Driving Angels is second to none. His connection with the students has made the impact in the schools that we all desire from our SROs.” Demeropolis said he decided to retire because of potential changes to the state retirement plan, and is thankful the trustees decided to allow him to come back. He says he is looking forward to coming back in September and working with Northwest High School senior Tom Mayer, who will be this year’s coordinator for the school’s Driving Angels program. Demeropolis said he has built close ties with some of the students and he’s anxious to see how Mayer will guide the program in the coming year. Meloy said he was pleased the board approved the rehiring. “This is a win-win-win situation for everyone involved,” he said. “It’s good for the school district, good for Andy and good for the township.”

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Hiking program at library July 19 By Jennie Key


“60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Cincinnati” author Tamara York will present a program on her book and local hiking haunts at the Groesbeck branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County on Tuesday, July 19.

If you are looking for author Tamara York, the woods or knee-deep in a creek bed looking for fossils is usually a good bet. But at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, you can find her at the Groesbeck branch library, 2994 W. Galbraith Road, talking about one of her favorite subjects: hiking. York is an author and she will be discussing her latest book, “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Cincinnati” at a special author’s program. She grew up exploring the woods near her grandparent’s farm outside Con-

nersville, Ind. and her passion for the outdoors took her to Purdue University, where she graduated with a degree in wildlife management. She and her husband have climbed Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine, and enjoy hiking with their daughters in state parks, wildlife areas, and forests in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. York is a trained and seasoned naturalist with more than 20 years of field experience and she has worked with Indiana and Ohio Departments of Natural Resources. Her July 19 presentation will cover the best and least


The Edge Trail at the Cincinnati Nature Center gets a mention in a new book about hikes within 60 miles of Cincinnati. Author Tamara York took this photo of youngsters feeding turtles and fish along the trail. well-known hiking destinations within 60 miles of the greater Cincinnati area. Branch manager Ned Heeger-Brehm said he is looking forward to the program, as hiking is near and dear to his heart.

“Mensha Ridge Press does some really nice local hiking books and I have used them myself when I travel,” he said. “The reviews on for this book have been really good, so I am really hopeful

it will be a neat program.” Books will be available for sale and a signing will follow the presentation. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library. Call 3694454 for information.

Northwest school board will continue levy talk July 18 By Jennie Key

It’s high noon for the Northwest Local School District Board of Education. Board members will have to come to a decision as to what voters will see on the November ballot at the next

meeting of the board, set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 18, at the board offices, 3240 Banning Road. The board has been making cuts and gathering information for more than a year heading to this meeting. At the board’s work ses-

sion June 27, board members David Denny, Jim Detzel and Pam Detzel all said they are in favor of a combination levy. Board member Elaine Gauck said she thought she could support a 3.5-mill operating levy combined with a 1.4-mill bond issue.

Board member Dan Unger said he would not support a combination bond and operating levy. He said he could support a small bond issue and the district can learn from other districts and save operating costs rather than ask for new money.

A number of residents at the June 27 meeting asked the board to put the issue on the ballot and let the voters decide. Treasurer Randy Bertram is preparing three resolutions for the board to consider: a 5-mill operating levy; a 5.4-mill combined operating and bond issue;

and a 4.9-mill combined operating and bond issue. These options would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $154 to $170 each year. Two of the three resolutions are combination operating and bond issues that require four board votes to make it to the voters.

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Group gives help, hope to jobless Gannett News Service Cinda Gorman knows firsthand what it’s like when career plans derail. Two and a half years ago, she and her husband, Steve, were serving their 18th year as co-pastors of Westwood First Presbyterian Church. But in these tough economic times, the church didn’t have the budget to sustain both salaries, and Gorman, who had worked as a pastor since 1975, found herself exploring new avenues. “I saw myself retiring from pastoral ministry and it didn’t happen,” said Gorman, 61, of Westwood, a past Enquirer Woman of the Year honoree. “There are a lot of people out there who thought they’d get that golden watch and hit the golf course, and it doesn’t happen.” Today, Gorman owns a life and career coaching business, Seasons of Purpose. After losing her job, she attended the Hyde Park Job Search Focus Group at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church. Noting the large size of that group, she saw the need for a satellite group. In June 2009, she founded the Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group at Westwood First Presbyterian Church. Every Wednesday morning, a small group of job seekers – 15 to 20 per week – gathers to hone their job search skills and to give and receive support. Facilitated by Gorman, it’s a positive atmosphere where success stories are celebrated. At a recent meeting,


Cinda Gorman listens to Tom Henshaw of Western Hills talk about coming to his first Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group meeting at Westwood First Presbyterian Church. one woman brought doughnuts – a tradition when a member lands a new job. One member shared that he’d found a part-time job. Another shared that he had an interview that afternoon. Those success stories were followed by announcements and a recap of the previous week’s topic – public speaking – before the group launched into the agenda for the day, a workshop to practice interviewing skills. It was a departure from most weeks, when guest speakers share their expertise on topics ranging from networking to social media to personal branding. “The speakers’ time is worth thousands of dollars,” Gorman said. “That’s been a tremendous gift.”

Meetings conclude with an accountability session, wherein everyone lists two things they’ll do to advance their search during the next week. To remind members of their plans, those action items are noted in the meeting minutes sent out by Kathie Currier, a member of the group’s leadership team, which helps Gorman coordinate the meetings and with setup, cleanup and other tasks. Currier, 60, of Colerain Township, credits the group with helping her explore new career avenues. She’d worked at the same job in commercial real estate, specializing in property management and leasing for office buildings, for 15 years when her company restruc-

tured for cost savings, eliminating her position. She started off her 22month unemployment bent on staying in the commercial arena, but with the group’s help and encouragement, she broadened her focus, eventually landing a job in April at Coldwell Banker West Shell’s Wyoming office as a Realtor concentrating on residential sales. “If it weren’t for this group, I might not have stepped out of my comfort zone.” Currier, who plans to keep attending group meetings as often as her new job permits, said she appreciated the opportunities to learn more about social media and upto-date resume and interviewing skills that the group provided her. “A group like this is invaluable, especially if you’re in a position like I was and had been in the same job for a number of years,” she said. “Things have changed a lot.” David Lowe of Westwood, who started a new job as a locally based communications consultant for an out-of-state company in April, noted that the group helped him grapple with initial feelings of discouragement that come with job loss. “I learned that this isn’t really about me; this is about the economy,” said Lowe, 43, who served on the group’s leadership team while he was looking for work. “It’s impossible not to take the experience personally, but the group helps you manage that.” The group’s smaller size,

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What: Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group When: Wednesday mornings; coffee and networking begins at 8:45 a.m., with the meeting itself running 9-11 a.m. Where: Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave., Westwood Information: E-mail Cinda Gorman at members agree, makes it easier to develop strong bonds and support one another. As the group celebrates its second anniversary this month, Gorman estimates that it has touched more than 150 people. She refers to her work with the group as her “ministry.” “It really is what I feel called to do,” she said. “It’s

my purpose; it’s what I’ve been given the gifts or the strengths to do.” Gorman is quick to stress, though, that she’s just the facilitator; the speakers teach the skills, and the members provide support and hope. “The whole joblessness thing can be a terrible season in someone’s life,” she said. “This gives them hope; it’s like the handles to pull themselves into their future.”



As one investor put it, “A recession is a terrible thing to waste”. Many real estate investors are looking for new ways to take advantage of today’s reduced home prices to improve their investment earnings. “House-flipping” (where you buy a fixer-upper at a discount, make some cosmetic improvements, then sell for a profit), is a practice that traditionally makes most sense in a hot seller’s market. But these days, investors are finding that if they upgrade a home with energy efficient improvements, they can still sell it at a healthy profit, even in this buyer’s market. Several studies show that a home filled with energy efficient appliances, double paned windows and extra insulation will sell for 7 to 14 percent above similar sized homes and up to 24 percent faster. Some contractors are getting before-and-after audits done by independent auditing firms to show to prospective buyers. When they see how much less energy the house uses and how much money they will save on utilities, they are sold. If you are thinking about selling your property, ask your REALTOR® about the best green improvements for better return on your investment. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 30 years and is a Certified Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation.


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Facility fees rise in district buildings By Jennie Key

Some groups renting facilities from the Northwest Local School District will be digging a little deeper. The board of education approved a hike in fees and charges to use district facilities at its June 27 business meeting. The new fees, which begin in August, raise the cost of the renting gyms and auditoriums by $5 per hour. Renting Colerain High School football stadium with lights increases from $50 to $75 for some groups. The district does not charge for

the use of its outdoor fields. Fees to rent the gyms and auditoriums rose from $15 per hour to $20 per hour. The overtime rate per hour for a custodian rose from $25 to $35. Dan Lawler, assisant director for business services for the district, said he had compared the district’s rental rates to those of surrounding districts with comparable facilities. “We were a little lower in some categories, and we were further behind in what we were charging for the use of the stadiums, so we made some adjustments,” he said. “These are small

increases.” The district has a schedule of fees depending on what kind of group is renting. School groups and groups directly affiliated with the schools get lower rates than a group that is not connected to the schools in any way. Lawler said the fees are now more in line with what other districts charge for comparable facilities. Applications for rentals are available at the district website at Rules, fees and a description of group classifications is available to be downloaded at the website.


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Eagle leaves his mark on Palm Park By Jennie Key

Palm Park got a makeover, Eagle style. Colerain Township resident Matt Metzner, 14, chose one-acre Palm Memorial Park, 3251 Springdale Road, next to Colerain Township Fire Headquarters, for his Eagle Scout project because he said he saw how many people used the park. Colerain Township Firefighter Charles Palm Sr. died in the line of duty in 1977. The park is named in his honor. The Colerain High School freshman, who turns 15 in August, is a member of Troop 641 at St. John the Baptist School. According to the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts, Eagle projects must meet a number of criteria. The scout must plan, develop and lead a service project that benefits a religious institution, school or community. The service

deal,” he said. “I wanted to do it before high school got started.” That’s his best advice for other Eagle aspirants: start early. Colerain Township Firefighter Mike Cramerding said the scout did a great job painting rails and backstop poles as well as building benches, scraping and repainting metal handrails and landscaping the area around the park. Colerain Township Battalion Chief Charles Palm said the family appreciated the makeover at the park that honors his dad. “I think he has been doing a great job over there,” he said. “We are happy about the improvements and we are looking forward to the rededication later this summer. We understand there will be a tree planted and a stone marker will also be added.” Metzner said he’s pleased with how the project turned out. “It’s been worth all the work,” he said. For more about your community, visit

project has to be approved by the organization that benefits from the project, the scoutmaster and troop committee and the Scout council. Metzner said he got the OK from park personnel and firefighters were also supportive of his project. A scouting project workbook is to be used and the scout is to had to attend a scoutmaster conference. “He wrote everything down,” said his sister, Sarah. “Every detail.” Matt Metzner said the project was a lot of work – he guessed he worked more than 100 hours – but he had help from his scout troop, and received a lot of support from his parents, Jim and Sandy Metzner. He still has to face an Eagle Scout board of review, but he’s way ahead of the curve on the requirement to complete his project before he turned 18 years old. He’s glad to check the project off his list. “In my troop, becoming an Eagle Scout is an honor; it’s a really big


Colerain Township Scout Matt Metzner, 14, sits on one of the benches he built at Palm Park as part of his Eagle Scout project.

BRIEFLY Animal blessing

The Gaden Samdrupling Buddhist Monastery sponsors a Buddhist Animal Blessing at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the monastery, 3046 Pavlova Drive.. The blessing consists of the recitation of mantras and prayers to help ensure that pets are free from hardships in this life and that she or he will have a positive rebirth. All dogs must be leashed and other pets must be in an appropriate pet carrier. Pets that are not restrained in

some fashion cannot participate. This will be a group blessing and organizers said they must be mindful of the potential risks to everyone in order to make this blessing beneficial for all. Bring plastic bags for animal waste and a water bowl if the weather is hot. The blessing will be held outside, so if it rains the blessing date will be rescheduled. Organizers ask that pet owners RSVP by calling 513385-7116 or send an email to with the number of pets and type of

pets which will be at the blessing. The suggested donation for those who wish to make an offering is $15 per pet.

Free concerts

Springfield Township will have two free concerts Tuesday, July 21, and Thursday, Aug. 4, both at The Grove, 9158 Winton Road. The July 21 concert features the Cincinnati Civic Orchestra performing Folk Music Inspires the Pops. The Ohio Military Band will be in concert Aug. 4. Both are

free and from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. There will be concessions available and those attending should bring lawn chairs for the Aug. 4 outdoor concert. For more information, call the township at 522-1410.

Park movie July 8

This week’s feature in the Colerain Parks Family Movies in the Park Night on Friday, July 8, is “Megamind.” This is part of the Free Sizzlin’ Summer Entertainment Series presented by Colerain Township in the amphitheater at Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road. Kids Karaoke starts at 8:30 p.m. and the movies start at dusk. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and enjoy the show.

Mobile mammography

The Jewish Hospital mobile mammography unit will be at Kroger, 9690 Colerain Ave., Thursday, July 14. Most appointments are available between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The American Cancer Society recommends that women have a mammogram

every year starting at age 40. Screening mammograms are covered by most insurance carriers. For best coverage, patients should verify that The Jewish Hospital is an in-network provider. Financial assistance programs are available for women who are uninsured and underinsured. Call 6863310 for financial information. Appointments are necessary. To make an appointment or to schedule a date to bring the van to your organization, call 686-3310.

Speakers needed

The Skyline Community Center in Colerain Township needs adult speakers to inspire 63 participants, ages 8 to 15, in its summer camp, now through Aug. 10. Speakers are needed to present a 20- to 30-minute program between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays and after 1 p.m. Thursdays. In past years, speakers have included law enforcement officers and business leaders. To volunteer, call Gregory Moore or James Emmerson at the center at 729-0755.

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Alumni gathering

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

Can do

The Mount Healthy Alliance Inc. is putting out canned food collection barrels around the area to help stock its food pantry, 7717 Harrison Ave. in Mount Healthy. Collections will be at both the Powel Crosley YMCA and Clippard YMCA during the month of July. A barrel also will be located at the North College Hill Kroger store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Collections are also scheduled for the US Bank, Gold Star Chili, Children’s Unlimited, Woeste Chiropractic and the Mount Healthy Walgreens. For information about the pantry call 551-8036.

Apply for scholarship

The Cincinnati Catholic Women are accepting applications for their $3,000 Continue with Confidence Scholarship to be awarded by Sept. 5. The deadline for application is Aug. 5. Active, practicing Catholic women, age 21 or older, who are beginning or continuing an undergraduate degree at any Greater Cincinnati area accredited college, university, or vocational school, are eligible to apply. The recipients must be currently enrolled in classes or registered to start classes by September 2011. This scholarship is awarded based on financial need and parish or community volunteer service. For information or to receive an application packet, call Janet Buening at 513871-9294. Application documents may also be downloaded from the website


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Colerain man is distinguished student Adam Alford of Colerain Township received the 2011 MSJ Distinguished Student Award during the College of Mount St. Joseph’s commencement ceremonies on May 7. The award is the highest honor given to a graduating senior, in recognition of his academic and service achievements at the Mount. To be selected as a Distinguished Student, graduates must have a 3.9 cumulative GPA by the end of the first semester of the graduation year. Alford graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Throughout college he followed a rigorous course schedule while maintaining a high GPA, which earned him Suma Cum Laude at commencement. Because of his rigorous studying and service-driven attitude, Alford holds membership in:

Alpha Chi, a college honor society; Beta Beta Beta, the national biological honor society; and Kappa Gamma Pi, a national honor Alford society for Catholic colleges. He has recently been accepted into a master’s degree program in entomology at the University of Arkansas. According to Tracy ReedKessler, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, “Adam is a great student, always willing to take time to help in any way. I believe that he is a wonderful representative of the College and the student body.” He is the son of Michael and Kimberly Alford of Colerain Township.

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Semhar Abraha was one of the Colerain Middle School's students who drew a hand in the Freedom Song Contest.

Students create hands mural on freedom The Multiple Disabilities unit at Colerain Middle School entered and won a contest called Freedom’s Song Contest, sponsored by the Farmer’s Insurance Group. The winning school class received a tour of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Teresa Johnston’s class at Col-

erain Middle School won first place and the students took their tour of the Underground Freedom Center in April. The student project was a month long process beginning with the students tracing sets of their own hands and coloring them in a variety of skin tone. On the hands, the students

attached words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. During Black History month, the hands were threaded together and hung above the hallways at the middle school. In March, the hands were taken down and the students created a mural of their experience.

Butler Tech teacher receives award Peter Clark, Butler Tech Business Teacher at the NorthwestButler Tech Career Center, is the 2011 recipient of the Stephanie Stein Outstanding Career Educator Award. The award is presented annually by Butler Tech’s Career Initiatives staff to a Butler Tech teacher or a Butler Tech associate school teacher who has provided leadership and support for career development in his or her classroom. Chad Packer, Northwest instructional specialist, nominated Peter for the award. Packer commented on the nomination form, “He is an asset to our school and is recognized as one of the leaders in the area of Career Education.” Every spring, educators throughout Butler County are asked by their department to consider nominating a teacher for the Stephanie Stein Outstanding Career Educator Award. The award was established in 1998 to celebrate Stephanie’s passion and commitment to career education. As a career specialist for Butler Tech, Stephanie touched many young lives. She was known throughout the


Peter Clark, Butler Tech Business Teacher at the Northwest-Butler Tech Career Center, is the 2011 recipient of the Stephanie Stein Outstanding Career Educator Award. county and state for her innovation and excellence in programs and her vibrancy in personality. She died unexpectedly Jan. 5, 1997. To perpetuate Stephanie’s memory, one Butler County educator is recognized annually with

a plaque and a stipend for the purchase of teaching materials, to honor those who have displayed a uniquely important role in the initiation, growth and improvement of career development in their buildings.

Four seniors participated in the E Portfolio Competition sponsored by Butler Tech. The competition was based on the use of the Ohio Career Planning System to develop an E Portfolio, along with an interview. Austin Bauer, Andrew Bridges, Chelsea Lee and Morghan Mahlke each received bronze medals and a $30 cash reward. • Teacher Danielle Powley received the Hamilton County Education Foundation/University of Cincinnati Scholarship during the foundation’s Celebrate Excellence breakfast program.

John Paul II Catholic School

The following students earned the Christian Student Award for the fourth quarter: • Kindergarten – Jordan Birdsong, Katie Byrd, Halcyon Russell and Morgan Wagner. • First grade – Patrick Ahrens, Zoe Hagedorn, Riley Obach and Luke Wagner, • Second grade – Ed Alander, Lily Fritz, Brent Lands and Lailah Robinson. • Third grade – Camryn Krueger, Elissa McCord, Bo Tillett and Zane Winkler. • Fourth grade – Nadia Dibsi, Nicholas Martin, Ben Scheff and Meggie Suffoletta. • Fifth grade – T. J. Ahrens, Aidan Dahm, Grace Hauck and Ian Vogel. • Sixth grade – Zac Baur, Joey Knight, Kylie Kohl and Kacie Seibel. • Seventh grade – Christopher Arnold, Jenna Johnstone, Wesley King and Mackenzie McCoy. • Eighth grade – Kyle Chaulk, Ashley DeBurger, Hanna Thomas and Nigel Williams. The award is presented each quarter to students in each homeroom who exemplify the teachings of Christ in the John Paul II Catholic School community. A student is eligible to receive the Christian Student Award once per school year. • The following students earned the Christian Effort Award for the fourth quarter: • Kindergarten – Tyler Alford and Collin McMillan. • First grade – Corrine Crowe and Maryah Harris. • Second grade – Tabitha Moore and Morgan Parrish. • Third grade – Anna DeSalvo and Elizabeth Horn. • Fourth grade – Alli Hinnenkamp and Harrison Tashjian. • Fifth grade – Ava Karle and Maria Richards. • Sixth grade – Thomas Dalid and Josie Ryczek. • Seventh grade – Nic Brehm and Kyle Butz. • Eighth grade – Nick Grimes and Donaven Hill. The award is given to one student per homeroom each quarter in kindergarten through eighth grades. Awardees put forth their best effort in studies, are humble in success and are willing to share their talents with others.

McAuley High School

McAuley's production of “The Sound of Music” recently was reprised in a condensed version especially for the student body of St. Ignatius School. Actresses and actors who had starred in the McAuley musical in April performed selected pieces from the show in the St. Ignatius gymnasium, as part of the school's Art Week celebration. •

Senior Samantha Schooler recently won first place in the annual Raymond Walters Poetry Contest. Submissions are judged on the quality of the writing, use of poetic techniques, and interesting and vivid language. Schooler received a poster, bookmark and poetry book. Her winning entry, “Losing Grace,” a free-verse Schooler poem about “living life with a terminal illness, but still living.” The daughter of Troy Schooler and Elizabeth Smith of White Oak, she will attend Miami University to major in journalism and psychology with the goal of entering law school.

St. James School

Michelle Hinton has been named assistant principal beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. Hinton is currently a junior high teacher at Our Lady of Victory School and previously taught social studies at Catholic Central High School in Springfield, Ohio. She has been on the Leadership Team at Our Lady of Victory and assisted with administrative tasks while finishing her master’s degree in administration at Xavier University. • The St. James Leadership Council set out to help several good causes during the past school year. With the support from the entire St. James community, the council raised $6,631 for charitable causes. Activities included: • Monthly Christian Service Out of Uniform Days, as well as fundraisers such as a bake sale and a Halloween Bash, to raise $2,855 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. • A Valentine’s Day Lollipop Sale and monthly Christian Service Out of Uniform Days to help raise $1,417 for the Ronald McDonald House. The group planned and cooked a meal there over their winter vacation. • In response to the tsunami in Japan, the group set a goal of making 1,000 paper origami cranes. Each crane included a prayer written by the students for the people of Japan. Students donated $1,535 to donate to Matthew 25: Ministries for the relief effort in Japan. • Students raised $276 to purchase an item for the school’s music room in honor of music teacher Amy Grome, who died from cancer during the school year. • A junior high dance called Dancin’ for Dylan. The event was geared to help raise funds for the Barnett family. Dylan, a freshman at La Salle High School and a graduate of St. James School, was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Ticket sales and donations allowed to group to donate $548 to help with the family’s medical expenses.

Welch Elementary School

Second-grade teacher Jennifer Kreimer was named the Northwest Local School District’s Celebrate Excellence Teacher of the Year. The Hamilton County Education Foundation recognizes outstanding teachers from each of the public school districts in Hamilton County. The teachers were recognized at a breakfast program at the Sharonville Convention Center with the Colerain High School string ensemble providing entertainment.

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Colerain’s Imhoff a playmaker at Cornell By Nick Dududukovich


What’s your favorite Cornell football moment? “I would have say, unfortunately, we haven’t had the outcomes we would wish for, but you know, playing with the guys I have around me; I have a great class with me and great core of friends.”

COLERAIN TWP. – Former Colerain High School standout Zack Imhoff will enter the 2011 college football season as one of Cornell University’s top defenders. After suffering a back injury that forced him to miss the 2009 season, Imhoff, a senior applied economics and management major, made up for lost time in 2010. He led the Big Red with 83 tackles at linebacker, which was also the fifth best total in the Ivy League. Here, Imhoff discusses his stellar 2010 season, overcoming injury, and his expectations for the upcoming season. You’re coming off a great year. Did you expect to have that good of a season after coming off an injury plagued 2009 season? “I wouldn’t say I expected it, but I believe in myself as a player and everything... A lot (of my success) had to do with the system I was in and the teammates around me. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them.” Was it difficult to adjust to the speed of the game when you returned? “I actually started the (2010) season slow. I injured my neck (in the first game). The next two to three games after that I was

What are your expecta tions for the upcoming season? “Last year we had a really young team… All those guys are coming back and we’ve got all the senior leader guys that have been through ups and downs, and all they want to do is put a winner up there. We’re at a point where we want to turn this around.”

Cornell University’s Zack Imhoff (51) forces a fumble during the Big Red’s game against Harvard last fall. still battling the injury. During Harvard week, I felt…the game was slowing down a lot for me…and I realized I could play with these guys and have a pretty good year.” After achieving success at linebacker last fall, you’re moving to defensive end for the upcoming season. What prompted the switch? “My coaches approached me this spring, and I had a pretty good year at linebacker. They asked if I could

SIDELINES Fall soccer signups

The Olympian Club is still accepting signups for fall soccer for ages 4 to 14. Call 825-1835. The Olympian Club is at 10055 Pippin Road, Colerain Township.

Cardinals tryouts

The Cincinnati Cardinals will have 2012 tryouts for the 11U baseball

team from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Colerain High School. Since being established in 1999, the Cincinnati Cardinals have won 18 tournament or league championships and four World Series championships. Former players include Nick Priessman, Ryan Foster, Danny Ems and Ryan Heeney. Please call Jim Foster at 7084428.

Priessman to stand for Steam at GLSCL All-Star game Six players from the Cincinnati Steam will represent the squad at the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League mid-summer classic. Kevin Bower, Zach Isler, Ryan Martin, Nick Priessman, Jake Proctor and Robby Sunderman will suit up for the all-star squad at Great American Ball Park, July 13. Sunderman, who was a graduate of Moeller High School, will be a sophomore on the University of Dayton’s squad next spring. The infielder is fourth on the Steam with a .309 average. He’s also demonstrated stellar glove work by posting a .965 fielding percentage at second base. Proctor, a former Oak Hills High School standout, is second on the Steam with a .348 average while hitting out of the three hole. The centerfielder, who attends the University of Cincinnati, has 13 RBI on the summer. Eastern Illinois University’s Priessman has also put his impressive talents on display this summer. While batting leadoff, the outfielder and former Colerain standout leads the team in hits (20), runs (18) and

walks (14). Martin, a Turpin High School graduate who plays for Michigan State University, earned a trip to the game by being lights out relief work. In 12.1 innings pitched, Martin hasn’t allowed a run and has 12 strikeouts, while only allowing three walks and seven hits in six appearances. He’s 1-0 on the summer. Isler, who graduated from Covington Catholic High School and plays at the University of Cincinnati, has also been one of the Steam’s more consistent arms. The closer is 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in eight appearances. In 10 innings, he’s allowed only one earned run, while allowing no walks. Bower, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., leads the steam with 18 RBIs and is tied for the league lead in home runs (3). He leads the Steam with a .353 average. The GLSCL All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park will be July 13 at 6 p.m. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. All stats are based off records through July 6.

move to defensive end since we were struggling there, and we were strong (at linebacker). It was an adjustment in the beginning (during spring practice). I played there on some packages before and I had experience going into it… it’s going well so far.” In 2009, you sat out the season with a hairline frac ture in your vertebrae. Did you ever consider ending your football career because of seriousness of back


injuries? “I’m not going to lie. There’s a point in everybody’s life where they face some kind of adversity… I definitely hit that point… the thought of quitting did cross my mind. Who knew how the injury would affect me the rest of my life? …I can only attribute me (continuing my career) to family, friends and coaches, for staying behind me and pushing me to rehab and get back into the game and push every day to get bet-

How have you balanced life between football and academics in the Ivy League? “It’s definitely an adjustment, especially when you’re a freshman. You try to focus on football as best you can, but you also have school. People go there for the great academic aspect of the school. It’s definitely a tough adjustment, but there’s plenty of support… You get on a routine each day and time management skills are what you need and you’ll do OK.” Your numbers on the gridiron earned you Ivy League honorable mention


Former Colerain High School standout Zack Imhoff led Cornell University with 83 tackles at the linebacker position during the 2010 season. last fall. What did that honor mean to you? “It was a great feeling. It was humbling I’ve been playing my whole life and have been a part of great teams. I haven’t necessarily stood out on an individual basis, so to get an award like this was a rewarding feeling.” Can’t let you go without asking, how do you think Colerain will do this season? “You got to love them every year. I know coach (Tom) Bolden… runs a tight ship over there… I can only expect the best out of those guys.” For more coverage, visit presspreps

Bacon captures 2nd underwater hockey title By Nick Dudukovich

Underwater hockey is anything but a fringe sport to the members of the Roger Bacon High School varsity team. The squad cemented itself as one of the nation’s top teams with its repeat performance as the B Division champions at the U.S. National Underwater Hockey Championships, June 26. Roger Bacon went 3-1 at the tournament, which was at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center in California. The squad consists of current Roger Bacon students, as well as alumni. A collective team effort is what it took for the squad to claim its second straight title. The Spartans squared off against San Francisco in the championship match, and fell behind early, 2-0, but rebounded to tie the score going into halftime. Roger Bacon took the lead for good when play resumed. David Luken, a 2010 graduate and Evendale resident, got the second-half scoring parade started. Evendale’s Michelle Casey, a junior to be at the school, scored the final goal


Roger Bacon’s Collin Wetzel, pictured during a recent practice, was a part of the Spartans’ national championship team. for the Spartans just before time expired to give Roger Bacon the 6-2 win. Collin Wetzel (2002) of Madisonville and Andrew Kalvelage (2003) of College Hill rounded out the Spartans’ scoring. “To win any national title is special,” Spartans head coach Paul Wittekind said. “They should be proud of their accomplishment. They worked hard and things broke their way. We’re happy and pleased.” At the championships, the Spartans tried to take their game to the next level by competing in the elite A Division, according to Wittekind. The squad had to play a

tough Seattle team for the right to continue in the division, but came up short, 7-3. Because of the loss, the Spartans were forced to play in the B Division. Teams in the A Division consist of many talented players, and includes college teams, according to Wittekind. The head coach said the Spartans would have liked to have had the opportunity to compete at the A level, despite the fact it was unlikely the team would have won the division championship. “The (Seattle game) was closer than it looked,” Wittekind said. “We thought we had a chance. We were in the

game, and it was not out of reach. It just wasn’t meant to be, but that’s the way it goes.” Instead, the Spartans will relish their B Division title. After all, a lot of time and commitment went into preparing for the defense of their championship. The squad practiced twice a week at the University of Cincinnati for the better part of a year, according to Wittekind. “(Current players and alumni) learned from each others strengths and weaknesses...and the experienced players were willing to share their perspective,” Wittekind said. “It’s like a big family … ” In its opening B Division game, Roger Bacon shut out Los Angeles, 7-0. Goals were scored by Kevin Anneken (2013), Alex Mathis (2012), Joey Hinnenkamp (2008) and Kalvelage. In the semifinals, the Spartans defeated San Diego, 6-4, to advance to the final. Anneken and Kalvelage had the team’s goals. In addition the school’s two B Division titles, the Spartans won C Division National Championships in 2001 and 2007.

BRIEFLY Hall of fame nominations

The Mt. Healthy High School Athletic Department is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 1. For a nominating form,

visit and click on “Athletics” or call Tina Tuck, athletic director, at 7287650.

Prospect All-Star

Former La Salle High School standout Elliott Ross (DePauw University) was named to the Prospect

League All-Star team as a member of the Eastern squad. The Prospect Legaue is a summer collegiate wooden bat league. The All-Star game will be played in West Virginia, July 13. Ross has played for the Richmond Riverrats this summer.

The lefthander is 4-4 on the summer with a 2.15 ERA in 29.1 innings pitched.

New coach

Joe Campolongo was recently named the new boys head wrestling coach at Mt. Healthy High School.



As a former member and president of the Northwest Board of Education, I honestly wonder if the current board has collectively “lost their financial minds,” as they are considering putting forth a new levy request for this November. Didn’t you, (Elaine) Gauck, pledge in your campaigns, not to raise taxes? When I started on the board in 2001, the district had 10,600 students. Today, 10 years later, the district has 9,600 students. Should not the district’s budget now be 10 percent less too? Now is not a good time to ask your neighbors to put forth more money. People are struggling to pay their home mortgages. 16 percent of your neighbors are either unemployed, or underemployed. Colerain Township has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the entire state. When I sat on the board, I was always amazed how the Board and the district leadership always had to have on the drawing board, some new “grand plan,” which would always result in an tax increase. Yes, I know state aid has been cut, but Northwest board, for once, please put your “tax and spend” plans on hold, and like us (the taxpayers), “live within your means!” Christopher J. Heather Monfort Heights

Don’t vote for levy

I wish to clarify an earlier statement in which I said that the board of education acted in my opinion to be a dishonest manner. In 2006 and 2007 the board of education brought to people levy after levy saying funds were need-

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Northwest Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: northwestpress@ Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Northwest Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. ed to build three brand spanking new school buildings. Each time the levies were roundly and soundly defeated. Until a day of extraordinary ice and snow in February 2008. The voting electorate were unable to reach to polls and the measure passed by a thread. Instead of doing the honest thing and conceding that perhaps this snowstorm had effected turnout and ask for another vote, they ran with their spoils. To me that is not honest. Further, it was claimed that the 1960s-era buildings were not cost effective to run. How is it my child's Catholic school built in 1951 is still fine? You’re being duped people. These public schools have the finest amenities, there was nothing wrong with the old buildings. Don’t fall for another levy, please vote no on Aug. 2. Steve Colonel Mount Healthy

Smog season is here again Now that the warm weather has sprung upon us full force, so has the smog. In early June the 90s hit the Tristate and brought with it the region’s first smog alert of the season. So what exactly is smog and why does it become such an issue during these hot summer months? Smog is an air pollutant containing gases and other reactive chemical mixtures that is formed when sunlight combines with them. They create an irritating mixture throughout the air making breathing difficult, especially for children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems. Now that the heat has arrived, the warm temperatures increasingly facilitate the mixing of those gases which creates more air contamination. Along with the temperatures, urban areas are among the top of the list for high smog levels. In the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments region that consists of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky and Dearborn County, IN., this is due, mainly, to exhaust from vehicles. Geography has something to do with it as well; since the region sits in a valley of sorts, the surroundings could trap the pollution inside. In order to see a decrease in the amount of smog that is formed, residents of the Tristate area need to be informed and stay conscientious. OKI is a non-profit organi-





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zation actively Lauren trying to keep citKoehler izens aware of the smog issues in Community the Tristate area. Press guest OKI’s primary columnist charge is to notify people, businesses and the media of smog alerts on days when there is high air contamination. OKI’s “Do Your Share for Cleaner Air” campaign is one way the community can stay informed about smog and related air pollution issues. This campaign gives many examples of what individuals can do to help keep our air clean, such as: • Carpool with friends or coworkers: sign up for RideShare, a free service, by visiting www. • Turn off all unused lights. • Refuel vehicles after 8 p.m. • Use lawnmowers after 8 p.m. • Walk, bike or Rollerblade on short trips If carpooling or vanpooling is not feasible, individuals can park at one of the many park and rides around the Tristate area and take a bus (call METRO 513-621-4455 or TANK 859-331-8265). Simply spreading the word to friends and family is also helpful. For more information and additional tips to reduce air pollution, visit, become a fan on Facebook at, or call 1-800-621-SMOG. Loren Koehler is an OKI communications intern.


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Monzel voting no on CMHA agreement

An intense debate continues over whether or not Hamilton County Commissioners should approve a cooperation agreement with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) that would add up to 375 units of publicly subsidized housing to county neighborhoods over the next five years. CMHA contends that thousands of county residents are in desperate need of public housing. The organization also argues that some areas of the county have well below acceptable percentages of public housing – based on their population – as set by the federal government. But during our discussions on the proposed CMHA agreement, it has become apparent that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the driving force behind the request for more units. For the record, I will vote against the proposed cooperation agreement with CMHA. Here are a few reasons why I will vote no: • On the CMHA website, they proudly boast that it is the nation’s 17th largest public hous-

ing authority based on the number of units owned (over 5,000), yet Hamilton County is only the 50th largest county according to popChris Monzel ulation, a definite Community imbalance. CMHA Press guest • records show that columnist. it currently needs $20 million-$30 million in additional federal dollars for necessary maintenance of units already owned. If CMHA cannot maintain its existing units, it would be irresponsible for the housing authority to add 375 additional. • Hamilton County government and CMHA have worked together successfully since 2006, providing a number of low income housing projects during that time. • The number of units listed in the agreement (375) is arbitrary and has no specific data to determine local needs. CMHA had originally requested 500 units, but county officials thought 250

would be appropriate. Both sides compromised on 375. No real data has been presented as a basis for agreeing on any of the numbers. The number was pulled out of thin air. This is not the way government should run – local, state or federal. Government works best at the local level. CMHA should work with the county and local communities to determine where and how many properties will serve the interests of all concerned. HUD brings a heavy-handed approach to this process that overrides the good faith efforts of local leaders and CMHA while disregarding the serious financial situation of our federal government. This is not the time to be increasing the number of subsidized properties on the backs of federal taxpayers. Therefore, I will vote no on the cooperation agreement and propose that Hamilton County and CMHA continue to work voluntarily as we have over the last several years to find adequate housing options for those in need. Chris Monzel is a Hamilton County Commissioner.

Read to win at your public library There’s a new team in town, and its bench strength is 30,000 strong and growing. It’s Team Read! the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s 38th annual Summer Reading Program. We’re the biggest team in our area, armed with lots of books, programs, and prizes. The results so far: more than 5,000 preschoolers are training for kindergarten. Nearly 20,000 kids’ and teens’ brains are being conditioned for the return to school in the fall. And the more than 6,000 adults in their lives should win a coach of the year award for leading by positive example and reading along with them. As we head into the second half of our Team Read season,

which ends July 31, we wanted to share some vital game changing news. We’ve recently introduced “Child Only,” “Teen Only”, and Kelly Heaton “ D o w n l o a d a b l e Library Community Only” Cards. The “Child Press guest Only” and “Teen columnist Only” cards do not require a parent’s signature, and they allow children ages 12 and younger and teens ages 13-17 to check out up to three books at any one time. When one book is returned, they can check out another-no more fines for overdue books! And, customers ages 18 and older

who only want to use downloadable resources can sign up for the Library’s new “Downloadable Only” card. We hope these new cards will equip our Team Readers with all they need to continue reading more books and winning more prizes! Be a Valuable Player for a chance to score four-packs of Cincinnati Reds tickets. Plus, the child, teen, and adult who read the most books at their local Library will win one of 123 NOOK Color e-readers. It’s not too late to get into the game today. Team Read continues through July 31. Sign up online at Kelly Heaton is the children’s librarian at North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave.; 413-369-6068.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What summer movie do you most look forward to seeing? What is your all-time favorite summer movie? “Sorry on this one I could not tell you what any movies are this summer, been so long since I went to a movie I would not know how to act in one of those big box houses. My thoughts go back to real movies when you saw them in real theaters like the Albee or Palace downtown or maybe even the Covedale in Price Hill.” L.S. “I'm looking forward to ‘Cars 2,’ with the grandkids. Anything James Bond would be my all time favorite(s).” B.N.

“I just saw this wonderful film, ‘Super 8,’ written and directed by J.J. Abrams. I was prompted to see the movie because I saw a great interview of Abrams on Charlie Rose. It is a science fiction movie with superb acting and unbelievable special effects and cinematics. It runs you through a range of emotions. It is a coming of age film. It is a love story. It is the best film of the year to date! It will dominate the Academy Awards.” R.O.S. “Probably ‘Bad Teacher,’ even though we don’t go to movies much. I like Cameron Diaz, and the flyers for the movie on TV have been pretty interesting. “All time favorite summer movie? ‘Soylent Green’ – I loved the line where Charlton Heston says, ‘Soylent Green is people!!’ B.B.

Next question Which TV commerical really annoys you? Why? Every week The Northwest Hills Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@ with “chatroom” in the subject line. “I’m looking forward to seeing ‘Cars II’ with my grandchildren. Hollywood hasn’t made many movies in recent years that make me want to buy a ticket, but I get a real kick out of being in a theater with lots of children who have a unique way of expressing their delight over a movie that doesn’t have sex, swearing and violence. The last time I had such an experience was when we saw ‘Wall-E.’” R.V.

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Kylee Ryan, 4, from Green Township, sported a balloon hat she got at the Spectacular.







Colerain Township resident Logan Dent, 4, tries his hand at a giant Connect Four at the Spectacular.

Happy birthday, USA! The USA turned 225 this year, and Colerain Township’s Fourth of July Spectacular was a great party.Thousands turned out for Naked Karate Girls, family fun, and the big fireworks show.


The weather cooperated and the 2011 Colerain Township Fourth of July Spectacular lived up to its name this year, as thousands turned out for the music of the Naked Karate Girls and the main event: more than a half-hour of fireworks choreographed to a rocking sound track.

Colerain Township resident Randi Toney, 6, pulls a straw at a game during the Spectacular.

Green Township resident Maury Bibent Jr., 10, and his 6-year-old twin brothers Daniel and Saben wore shirts that made an American Flag when they stood side by side as a Fourth of July salute.

Derrick Reed pulls funnel cakes from the hot oil at the the Spectacular.

The 2012 Colerain Township Fourth of July Spectacular lived up to its name this year, as thousands filled the Drew Campbell Memorial fields to watch the big show.

Colerain Township resident Brianna Whaley, 7, sported flashy sunglasses at the fireworks show. From left, Daniel Boylson, 14, friend Denny Peterson, 15, and brother Alex Boylson, 15, tried their skills on a giant Jenga game.

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Stamping Combo Camp, 6:30-9 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Make three seasonal greeting cards, plus a gift item and a scrapbooking layout/project using the latest stamps, tools and techniques. All experience levels. Ages 12 and up. All supplies provided. $35, $25 residents. Registration required. Presented by First Class Stamping. 5221154. Springfield Township.


Summer Feeding and Enrichment Program, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 1210 Compton Road, Free meals provided for children ages 17 and under. Free. 385-0755; www.firstmthealthy. org. Mount Healthy.


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


Yelp Eats!: Izzy’s Forest Park, 4 p.m., Izzy’s, 1198 Smiley Ave., Features half off select menu items. Reservations not required, but highly recommended. Half off deals do not include tax/tip or additional items. For all 25 locations: 825-3888. Forest Park.


Hatha Yoga for Seniors, 9:15 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Ages 55 and up. Experience benefits of yoga with stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. Bring mat or purchase one for $10. $40 for 10 classes, $25 for 6 classes; $5 per class. 7418802; Colerain Township.


Senior Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Total body workout for active older adult featuring Latin dance movements. Help improve strength and flexibility. Ages 55 and up. $30 for 10 classes; $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 1 5


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


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

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Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Flying Trapeze Lessons, 5-6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Mall, 600 Cincinnati Mills Drive, New class progression designed to take students all the way up to professional level of training. Intro level students work on basics of flying trapeze and advanced students start working on catches. Family friendly. $45. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 921-5454. Fairfield. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 6


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 9467755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7755; Colerain Township. St. Vincent de Paul Clean Out & Donate Weekend, 5:30 p.m., Church of the Assumption, 7711 Joseph St., Truck on-site to collect critically needed household items, furniture and clothing donations. Presented by Society of St. Vincent de Paul. 521-7274. Mount Healthy.


Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Harbor. Rock music by Unbalanced. Bring seating. Grill menu is under $5 and includes burgers, hot dogs, mets or brats with a bag snack. Drinks include bottled soft drinks, water and beer. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks. org. Springfield Township.


Black Bone Cat, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Knotty Pine, $3. 741-3900. White Oak.


Northwest Boosters Association Bingo Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, Cafeteria. Early Bird Bingo/Instants begin 6 p.m. Benefits School district’s athletic equipment, extracurricular expenses and facility upgrades. Presented by Northwest Local School District. 729-7504; Colerain Township. Hangtime Cornhole Tournament and Dance, 5-11 p.m., Mount Healthy City Park, McMakin and Perry streets, Includes informal 1969 class reunion for people from Mount Healthy area who graduated high school around 1969. Registration begins at 4 p.m. for cornhole. Followed by ‘60s and ‘70s music by Stuck in Time 7-11 p.m. Food, pop and beer available. Benefits Mount Healthy Community Athletic Program and Brain Hays Melanoma Foundation. Family friendly. Free. $10 tournament entry fee. 235-7639; Mount Healthy. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 7


St. Vincent de Paul Clean Out & Donate Weekend, 10 a.m. noon, Church of the Assumption, 521-7274. Mount Healthy.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 598-5732; Green Township. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 1 8


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


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


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


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


Canoe and Kayak Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Daily through July 21. First two days spent learning and practicing on Winton Lake. Third day is trip on Little Miami River. Bring lunch. Ages 11-15. $120. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 5217275, ext. 240; Springfield Township. Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Vivian School, 885 Denier Place, Daily through July 22. A variety of sports, games and activities for campers. An all boy and all girl format. Bring water bottle and lunch. Ages 6-12. $102-$120 depending upon the location. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076; Springfield Township.


The Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market continues from 3-7:30 p.m. Fridays at Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road. The market features locally produced food items. For more information, call 661-1792 or visit Annie Eckstein is pictured arranging produce from the Prairie Winds Farm.


Technology Camp, 8:30 a.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Daily through July 22. Computer training, independent living skills, introduction to assistive software. Ages 8-12. $70 per week. Transportation roundtrip: $25 more than 10 miles, $15 within 10 miles. 728-6286. North College Hill. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 1 9


Council Meetings, 7 p.m., Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road, Presented by Village of Greenhills. 825-2100; Greenhills.


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


Animal Explorer Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Daily through July 21. Hike through preserve, play nature games, create projects to take home and learn about various animals. Ages 6-9. $110. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; ext. 240; Colerain Township. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 0

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


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

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


Opera Goes to Church!, 7 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Evening of gospel, sacred, jazz and classical music. Jacqueline A. Echols, soprano. With Omega Jazz Quarter and various community choirs. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Opera. 241-2742; College Hill.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave., Bring your own board games, other games also provided. Play games from all genres and eras. Free. 923-1985; Mount Healthy.

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


High School Physicals, 6-8:30 p.m., Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine-West, 6480 Harrison Ave., Wear shorts. Bring completed and signed physical form, available at Grades 7-12. $20. 3543700. Green Township.


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


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Mount Healthy Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave., Cafeteria. Early bird starts 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts 7 p.m. Benefits Mount Healthy school athletics. $6-$26. 729-0131; Mount Healthy.


Sell Your Stuff: Flea Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Charge for space is 10-percent donation of what is sold. Set-up time begins 8 a.m. Benefits Joy Community Church. 6624569; Monfort Heights.

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CIVIC Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Summer Feeding and Enrichment Program, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. 385-0755; Mount Healthy. DANCE CLASSES

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


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


Civic Pops!, 7-9 p.m., The Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati Civic Orchestra Folk Melodies Inspire the Pops. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. 9314255; Finneytown.


Concert on the Patio, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Christian Home, 8097 Hamilton Ave., Gospel Concert. Music by Rich Adkins. Complementary refreshments provided. Bring seating. Free. 931-5000. New Burlington.


Senior Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $30 for 10 classes; $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 2 2


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



The Cincinnati Museum Center opens the exhibit, “Inspired by Anne,” Saturday, July 16, in the Cincinnati History Museum. The exhibit celebrates the life and work of Covington resident Anne Wainscott, 94. She was fashion illustrator for Shillito’s Department Store and the Cincinnati Enquirer for nearly five decades. The exhibit includes sketches, artwork, hand-made garments and a replica of her studio. It is through Sept. 4. Admission is free for members and included in an all museums pass: $12.50, adults; $11.50, ages 60 and up; and $8.50, ages 3-12. Visit or call 513-287-7000.

Farm Adventures, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Daily through July 22. Lessons on how to care for farm animals, fishing, gardening, hiking, exploring and mudding. Ages 8-10. $120. Registration required online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275, ext. 240; Springfield Township. Nature Explorer’s Camp, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Daily through July 22. Through hikes, handson activities, experiments, games and crafts, campers learn about natural world while exploring LaBoiteaux Woods. Ages 7-9. $70, $60 city residents. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 321-6070; College Hill.


The first Queen City Sausage Festival will be 5-11 p.m. Friday, July 15, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 16, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Newport’s Riverfront Levee, below the Newport Aquarium. The festival celebrates the region’s rich culture and history of local sausage making with local food vendors, local beer and local musicians. Each vendor will offer their own specialty dishes using Queen City sausages (brats, metts, Italian, Andouille, Chorizo, etc.). The festival will also include a beer garden, live music, games, kids’ rides, cornhole tournaments, eating contests, festival T-shirts and hats, and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit The event is hosted and presented by Queen City Sausage and Provisions LLC. Pictured is the company flag and flying pig sculpture on the roof at Queen City Sausage in Camp Washington.


Northwest Press

July 13, 2011


Soggy spring a set-up for summer slugfest

With all the rainfall this spring, slug populations have been at an all-time slimy high. And these “slime balls” will destroy you favorite plants when you aren’t looking. So how do you control these slow-moving slimy leaf eaters? First, you need to learn a little bit about them.

What are slugs and what do they do?

Slugs are simply shell-less snails. These slimy creatures are mollusks, vary in size from 1⁄4 inch to 5 inches-plus, range from dark black-brown to orange in color, are hermaphroditic (male and female) laying up to 100 eggs or more (spring and summer), and are highly dependent on moisture in the ground and surrounding habitat. The slime trails they leave behind (when moving) become silvery when dry, and are used to identify the presence of slugs (along with holes in the plant’s foliage). Slugs over-winter as adults hiding in the ground. In the summer, they hide during the day under garden debris, mulch, rocks, boards,

weeds and groundcover, to stay out of the sun and wind. A slug is 80 percent water, Ron Wilson and its In the Garden slime is 98 percent water, so cool, dark and damp living conditions are important, and the main reason they feed at night, or during cloudy days. Slugs are especially active after rainfalls or irrigation periods. Slugs (snails) feed on a variety of living plants as well as decaying plant matter. They have chewing mouthparts and cause plant damage by creating large irregularly shaped holes in leaves with tattered edges. They prefer succulent foliage or flowers, seedlings, herbaceous plants, and fruit lying on or close to the ground, etc., but eat anything from garbage to feeding on bones. Hostas, by the way, are definitely one of their favorite plants.

How can I control

slugs in my garden?

There are several ways to help control slug populations, and in most cases, a combination of methods works best. Cultural controls: Eliminate places where slugs can hide, like stones, debris, weeds, and heavy mulches, and try to use plants less susceptible to slug damages. Open up the areas to more sunlight and airflow, which slugs do not like. Handpicking: Have a “Slugfest” to see who can pick the most slugs. Pick at night with a flashlight in hand. This is effective if done on a regular basis. Water the area before picking to entice the slugs out. Trapping: Inverted melon rinds or grapefruit halves make excellent traps. Scrape off the accumulated slugs daily and destroy them. Beer-baited traps work nicely. Use empty tuna cans, place in the ground around plants and fill with beer (non-alcoholic beer works best). Slugs are attracted to the beer, fall in the can and drown. Empty and refill with beer as needed. Barriers: Copper barriers around beds will keep slugs

from entering. Using coarse sand, crushed egg shells or used coffee grounds around desirable plants creates a border to help keep slugs out. Sprinkling the soil and or foliage with *diatomaceous earth acts as a barrier; when slugs crawl across it, they are sliced and dehydrate. Even using pine straw for mulch seems to deter slug populations. Baits: Slug baits are probably the most consistent method of slug control, but not all are labeled for around edibles (read the label). Covered containers or bait traps can be used to minimize poisoning concerns. Bonide’s *SlugMagic or Espoma’s *Slug & Snail Control are slug baits (less toxic/much safer) and can be used around children, pets, wildlife, the garden, etc. Natural enemies: Slugs have natural enemies, including ducks, geese, chickens, snakes, toads, turtles, birds, beetles, spiders, ants, harvestmen and firefly larvae. Invite these guys to your slugfest! *Note: Always read and follow the label/directions on each recommended product before use. Actual slug con-

trol will vary due to many factors, and rarely is there ever 100 percent control. We do not recommend the use of salt in or on top of the soil for slug control.

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July 13, 2011

Easy dishes to pull out for any picnic, potluck

Rita is on vacation for the next two weeks. The following is a selection of her “best of” recipes.

It’s summer and that means lots of folks celebrating the season with family cookouts, potlucks and picnics. Here are some good “take-along” recipes that can be done in advance. And that’s a bonus for everybody, especially the cook!

Bodacious baked beans

Is there a picnic that doesn’t include baked beans? Don’t think so. But baked beans don’t have to be boring. Elevate them to new heights with this recipe which is one of my most requested picnic side dishes. Adapted from my good friend Barbara Bond’s recipe. To see a video of me making this, log onto my blog at (Cooking with Rita). 32 oz. baked beans 1 can regular, plain beans, your choice, drained

1 generous cup favorite barbecue sauce or more 1 ⁄2 cup b r o w n Rita sugar 1 mediHeikenfeld um onion, Rita’s kitchen chopped 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped but not peeled 6 strips bacon, sautéed and cut up

Mix everything together. Pour into sprayed casserole. Bake in 350 degree oven about 40 to 50 minutes, until bubbly and no longer real runny. It gets thicker as it cools. Delicious hot, room temperature or cold. Serves six to eight.

Rita’s seven-layer salad

Anywhere from half to a pound of bacon, cut into small pieces, fried and drained 1 head of iceberg lettuce, enough to make two nice

Cover and chill eight to 24 hours. To serve, sprinkle the rest of the cheddar on top and the rest of the green onions. Now if you don’t like that many green onions, leave them off of the top.


Rita’s version of Tink Stewart’s blueberry buckle. layers in a big bowl 6-7 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 10 oz. or so pkg. of frozen peas, thawed 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1 bunch green onions, sliced Enough mayonnaise for last layer, a cup or so Salt and pepper Put half the lettuce in the bottom of a big bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put egg slices on top, enough to cover. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Layer half the green onions on. Sprinkle peas on top of that, the bacon, the rest of the lettuce, 2 cups cheddar. Spread mayonnaise on top making sure you cover the entire top.

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Tink Stewart’s blueberry buckle

OK, so when Tink brought this over, she told me it was a Betty Crocker recipe but I know it had Tink’s touch – that extra bit of love folded in. I’ve adapted it slightly. Delicious. 2 cups flour 3 ⁄4 cup sugar 21⁄2 teaspoons baking powder 3 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 cup shortening 3 ⁄4 cup milk 1 egg slightly beaten 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed and drained) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or grease 9inch square or round pan. Blend everything but berries and beat 30 seconds. Stir in berries. Spread into pan. Sprinkle with crumb topping and bake 40 to 50

minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle with glaze.

Crumb topping:

Blend together 1

⁄2 cup sugar ⁄3 cup flour Up to 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄2 stick softened butter or margarine 1


Blend together 1

⁄2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 11⁄2 to 2 teaspoons hot water


Perfect for the little ones to mix up. You can substitute pineapple chunks for the orange sections. 1 cup mini marshmallows 1 cup sour cream, regular or light 1 cup orange sections (and these can be canned mandarin oranges, drained) 1 cup grapes 1 cup flaked coconut Mix everything together. Chill. Serves four to six.

Perfectly grilled salmon

The 70⁄30 rule applies to any seafood on the grill. Have the grill hot, lightly brush both sides of the fish with oil, and start grilling skin side up with the grill closed as much as possible. (Or just put a disposable pan over the fish). Leave it alone until about 70 percent of the fish is done on the first side. You’ll know it by the looks and also if it will release easily. This allows the fish to form a nice crust. Turn it and finish cooking. The rule about seven to 10 minutes per inch of thickness works well, too. Here’s how I season mine: Brush four salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each, with skin (or not) on both sides with olive or other oil. Season both sides with salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (this is enough for all four) and the juice of a lime (about 2 tablespoons). Grill as indicated above. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Northwest Press

July 13, 2011


Library launches new cards for patrons


Five-year old Belle Gruber checked out a copy of “Arthur’s Birthday Party” by Lillian Hoban at the Groesbeck branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County with her very own library card.

Belle Gruber, 5, checked out a copy of Arthur’s Birthday Party by Lillian Hoban at the Groesbeck branch library with her own library card. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County recently launched a Library Card just right for its youngest customers. The “Child Only” card doesn’t require a parent’s signature, and it allows children ages 12 and younger to check out up to three juvenile books at any one time. When one book is returned, the child can check out another – no more fines for overdue books. The same is true for the new “Teen Only” card. Library customers ages 1217 can check out up to three teen or juvenile books at any one time. This card doesn’t require a parent’s

signature, and there aren’t any fines to worry about. When a teen returns one book, he or she can check out another one. And patrons 18 and older who only want to use downloadable resources can sign up for the library’s new “Downloadable Only” card. All of the library cards are free to all Ohio residents and are issued on the spot. Cards are also free to residents of Boone Campbell, and Kenton counties in Kentucky with a valid library card from their local library, picture ID, and address verification. A valid library card also gives holders access to the library’s electronic resources. Visit www.Cincinnati or a library location near you for details about library cards.

The answer is …

There are lots of products to help professionals bring out your beauty here at the CosmoProf store, located in the Groesbeck Center at 8263 Colerain Ave. The store sells only to salon operators and licensed beauty care professionals. Correct answers came from M a r y Bowling, Mimi and Papa Threm, Emily, Megan and the boys, Ron and Erma, Annette, D e s i r e e To r r e n c e , G a i l H a l l g a t h , D e b b i e Fa l e s , N a n c y a n d M a r k Bruner, Pat Merfert, Joane Donnelly, Dennis Boehm, Sandy Rouse, Jake and Jamie Spears, the Campbell kids, Tina and Terr y Petrey, David and Yvonne Schmeusser, Wanda Simon, and Keri and Joe McCabe. Thanks for playing. See this week’s clue on A1.


St. Bartholomew

Festival is on church grounds at 9375 Winton Road in Springfield Township from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, July 29; 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, July 30; and from 4-10 p.m. Sunday, July 31. There will be a chicken and ribs dinner Sunday and an ID wristband is required for beer. For information, call 522-3680.

St. Margaret Mary

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

Our Lady of the Rosary

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


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

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

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

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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


Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS

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

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


UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace

Wyoming Baptist Church

(A Church For All Seasons) Burns and Waverly Avenues Cincinnati Oh. 821.8430

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The festival is on the grounds of St. Therese Little Flower Church at 5560 Kirby Road in Mount Airy from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5; 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6; 5-10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7. The festival is for adults only Friday. Food is available, and an ID wristband is required for beer. For information, call 541-5560.

Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Christian Discipleship Training. 9:oo am Coffee Koinonia............................10:00am Praise & Worship.........................10:30am

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

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

St. John the Baptist

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St. John Neumann

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

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

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

Little Flower

Festival is on the grounds of St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road in Monfort Heights from 6 p.m.midnight Friday, Aug. 26; 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 27; and from 4-11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Food is available, and an ID wristband is required for beer. For information, call 661-6565.


Creek Road Baptist Church

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

St. Ignatius


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


St. James White Oak

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


Call or stop by the Visitor’s Center Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Weekend tours available by appointment. 11100 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246

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

8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

LUTHERAN CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 3301 Compton Rd. (1 block east of Colerain) 513-385-8342 Sun. School & Bible Class 9:00 AM Worship: Sunday 10:00 AM, Wed. 7:00 PM Office: 385-8342 Pre-School: 385-8404

Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15


Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Twp. South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

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

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "God’s Amazing Love: When I Feel Down"

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


Visitors Welcome


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


Church By The Woods PC(USA) Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240


Traditional Service: 9:30 AM ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist


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

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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


691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

3751 Creek Rd.





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

Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon


FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

Nursery Provided

St. Paul United Church of Christ (Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30 am 8916 Fontainebleau Ter. Performing Arts Ctr. - Finneytown High School Childcare provided

Let’s Do Life Together

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


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Eggs struck residence at 6624 Allet Ave., June 21. Eggs thrown at residence at 3520 Lapland Drive, June 22.

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Domestic violence

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Victim reported at 2327 Walden Glen, June 16.

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$35 in gas not paid for at 3610 Blue Rock Road, Aug. 14. Cue stick valued at $169 removed at 8091 Colerain Ave., June 15. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7300 Dearwester, June 15. Medication of unknown value removed at 9191 Roundtop Road, June 15. Unknown amount of currency removed from vehicle at 6378 Oakcreek Drive, June 15. Shirt and pants valued at $90 removed at 10160 Colerain Ave., June 15. Copper wiring of unknown value removed at 8953 East Miami River Road, June 15. GPS and currency of unknown value removed at 3000 Earl Street, June 16. $251 removed at 8419 Colerain Ave., June 16. Clothing valued at $149.12 removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., June 19. Vehicle entered at 3069 Sovereign Drive, June 19. Phones of unknown value removed at 2556 Gazelle Court, June 20. Pills of unknown value removed at 10716 Shipley Court, June 20. Merchandise valued at $300 removed at 10180 Colerain Ave., June 20. Medication of unknown value removed at 8195 Colerain Ave., June 20. Safe entered and jewelry and currency valued at $500 removed at 3433 Lapland Drive, June 21. Vehicle entered and wallet of unknown value removed at 9435 Ridgemoor Drive, June 22. Reported at 3017 Montezuma Drive, June 22. Protein and batteries valued at $24 removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., June 23. Cell phone, tools and radio valued at $600 removed at 2808 Hyannis Drive, June 23. Beer valued at $14 removed at 10270 Colerain Ave., June 25.


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Corey T. Miller, 25, 3753 Wieman Ave., drug possession and obstructing official business at Lee’s Crossing Drive and West Fork Road, June 23. Nikole Pruitt, 32, 208 Sekitan Ave., obstructing official business at Mallard Crossing and Boomer Road, June 23. Paige A. Flanigan, 19, 2978 Timberview Drive, possessing drug abuse instruments and warrant at 6505 Glenway Ave., June 25. Jeremy Shields, 20, 3324 Hannah Ave. No. 4, drug paraphernalia at 6505 Glenway Ave., June 25. Lucas D. Rhodenbaugh, 21, 6252 Starvue Drive, inducing panic at 6252 Starvue Drive, June 25. James D. Maness Jr., 45, 4921 N. Arborwood Court No. 206, obstructing official business and resisting arrest at 5513 Clearview Ave., June 25. Mitchell Stehlin, 18, 5754 Day Road, underage consumption at 3967 Robinhill Drive, June 24. Michael J. Poor, 38, 200 Singletree Drive, possession of drugs at 6303 Harrison Ave., June 23. James M. Barbour, 41, 708 State Ave. No. 1, forgery and receiving stolen property at 6582 Glenway Ave., June 24. Jennifer Baldwin, 24, 5175 Sidney

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July 13, 2011

DEATHS Stella Beam

Elizabeth Hanlon Erb, 81, Green Township, died June 28. Survived by children Michael (Carol) Erb, Karen (Dave) Kremer, Kim Raney, Carol Meyer, Donna (Troy) Neyer; brother Walter Hanlon; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Melvin Erb.

laws Jim, Jane Jostworth; 18 grandchildren. Services were July 6 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Jostworth Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 396, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Walter Federle

Tony Merk

Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials requested in the form of spiritual bouquets.

Stella Wellman Beam, 95, died July 6. She was an assembly line supervisor for the Crosley Company. Survived by daughter Marceda (Barry) Price; grandsons Dylan, Derek Price; greatgrandson Logan Beam Price. Preceded in death by husband George Beam, sister Louise Yeager. Services were July 13 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Elizabeth Erb

Walter E. Federle, 87, died July 5. Survived by son Thomas W. (Molly) Federle; grandchildren Ted (Yong Im), Mike, Megan Federle. Preceded in death by wife Virginia Federle, daughters Donna, Sharon Federle, Federle siblings Robert Federle, Margaret Chouteau. Services were July 12 at Bayley Place. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Honor Flight Tri-State Headquarters, 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249 or Bayley Place.

Ruth Donohue

Ruth Fritz Donohue, 90, Monfort Heights, died June 18. Survived by son James Donohue Jr.; grandchildren Tara, Timothy Jr., Dennis (Debbie), Shane Donohue, Kimberly (Josh) Hoffman, Alisa Donohue (Ryan) Koster, Suzanne Kennedy, Marcella (Ignacio) Guarin, Jessica (Ndiba) Dioh; greatgrandchildren Kayla, Jacob, Chloe, Athena, Marisa, Samuel, Caitlyn, Anna, Cameron, Noah, Dennis, Lauren, Luna, Alex, Mia, Jemea, Gabriel, Diele. Preceded in death by husband James Donohue Sr., children Patricia, Timothy (Sandra), Steven Donohue, sister Gladys Diesel. Services were June 25 at St.

JoAnn Jostworth

Anthony “Tony” Merk, 6, died July 4. Survived by parents Rick, F. Lynne Merk; brothers Alex, Ben, Max Merk; grandparents Jerry, Anita Merk, Ben, Dottie Buerger; 30 aunts and uncles, and many cousins. Services were July 9 at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Tony Merk Fund, Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center Cancer and Blood Disease Institute, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229 or Make-a-Wish Foundation, 10260 Alliance Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Edna Plummer

Edna G. Plummer, 77, died July 2. She worked in data entry. Survived by children Richard (Darlene), David (Pam), Jeffery (Donnie) Plummer, Diana (Greg) Casoni,

JoAnn Telgkamp Jostworth, 68, Green Township, died July 2. Survived by husband Gary Jostworth; children Mark (Teresa), Paul (Teresa), David Jostworth, Lynn (Randy) Steuart, Kelli (Greg) Sanfillippo; mother-in-law Rita Dempsey; in-

Carl W. Rhodes Jr., 88, formerly of Cincinnati, died July 1. He was a crane operator for Cincinnati Gas & Electric. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient. Survived by son Carl W. (Norma) Rhodes III; sister Geraldine Kirlin; grandchildren Adrienne (Christopher) Schroder, Cassi (Jason) Miltin, Carl D. Rhodes; great-grandchildren Sebastian, Rylee Schroder, Skollar Miltin. Preceded in death by his wife Nancy Rhodes, daughter Lisa (Richard) Tuley, parents Carl Sr., Ruth Kennedy Rhodes, siblings Forrest Rhodes, Dorothy Benton. Services are 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Ind. Memorials may be directed to the funeral home.


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Road No. 1, noise ordinance violation at 5175 Sidney Road, June 25. Joseph V. Rigney, 20, 6284 Springmyer, drug possession at 6061 Werk Road, June 25. Ryan K. Litkenhaus, 18, 4010 Robinhill, noise ordinance violation at

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Julia (Mike) Broderick, Rebecca (Jay) Wingard, Melissa (Kevin) Mattox; grandchildren Tara, Crystal, Dawn Casoni, Christina, Stephanie, Eric, Tim Broderick, Kristina, Sarah, David, Heather, Brandon Plummer, Richard, Miranda Wingard, Brandy, Gracie, Colt Mattox; sister Pauline Kent; 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Richard Plummer, brothers Roy, Thomas. Services were July 7 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.

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Robert Rosselot

Robert F. Rosselot, 70, died July 2. He worked in sales. Survived by wife Mary Rosselot; siblings Linda (Jerry) Oglesby, Tim Rosselot. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home.

Franz Ullmann

Franz Ullmann, 87, Monfort Heights, died July 4. Survived by daughters Ruth, Suzie Ullmann. Preceded in death by wife Irma Ullmann, daughter Ursula Ullmann. Services were July 8 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati.

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Delbert and Virginia Lohr celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 12, 2011. They have two children, Jim (Tia) Lohr, Ross, Ohio and Sue (Jack) Wieland, Fairfield Twp. Five grandchildren, Jennifer (Bill) Faulconer, Greenville, NC., Mike (Monica) Wieland, Jon (Kyra) Lohr, Jeff (Shannon) Wieland and Erin Wieland. Seven great grandchildren and another expected in September.

The Lohr’s resided in the Mt. Healthy area for 64 of the 70 years together. They now reside in Mason, Ohio.

Pre-Register $15. Includes T-shirt, water and snacks Day of Event: 8:30-9:30am • $20 • Includes water, snacks and T-Shirt (if available) TO PRE-REGISTER Mail form (below) or contact Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 513-574-4550 • For volunteering, donations or gift baskets, contact Lindsey Frimming @513.967.1248 /

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The Walk/Run will begin at 10am Please join us for our annual Butterfly Release at 9:30am and Basket Raffles taking place from 9 - 11:30am

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2003 W. Galbraith Rd. 9159 Winton Rd.


Join us for a day of celebrating the memory and love of Kristan Strutz, a Certified Nursing Assistant for several years at Hillebrand and beloved daughter, mother and friend that was murdered in August 2009. Proceeds will benefit Kristan’s 4 children: Aaron, Arielle, Allie and Abigail. Three of the children require extensive medical attention for Cystic Fibrosis, as well as other health needs.

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Mr. Lohr served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946. Mr. and Mrs. Lohr owned and operated Lohr’s Hardware in Mt. Healthy from 19601968. Prior to that Mr. Lohr worked at the Ohio Knife Co. from 1939 thru 1960. He was a self employed Builder from 1960 up to his retirement in 1990.

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NAME: ____________________________________ WALKER: ____ RUNNER: ____ AGE (at date of race): _____ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________ CITY/STATE/ZIP: _______________________ PHONE NUMBER: ___________________ SEX (circle): M F EMAIL: __________________________________ SHIRT SIZE (circle one):










Make Checks Payable To: Strutz Girls Benefit Fund. MAIL TO: 4320 Bridgetown Rd. Cinti, OH 45211 WAIVER [must be signed]: In consideration of the acceptance of my entry, I, for myself, my executors, administrators and assignees do release, discharge, and hold harmless ‘Kristan’s Walk’, Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, their representatives, officials, volunteers, members, and sponsors from any and all claims, damages, demands, or causes of action whatsoever in any manner directly or indirectly arising out of or related to my participation in said athletic event; I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained to participate in this event. By signing below, I give permission without compensation to Green Township, any any municipalities, as well as Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, to use my likeness in photographs for purposes of promoting ‘Kristan’s Walk’. I agree to abide by all the rules of participation, and acknowledge that the event committee may refuse or return any entry at its discreption. Participants Signature: __________________________________________________ Date: __________________

Helene Christine Green (nee Stiefvater) celebrated her 100th birthday on July 9. A long time resident of Hartwell, Helena currently makes her home at Shawnee Springs in Harrison, Ohio. She is the mother of Howard Emmitt Green, Jr.

Parent’s Signature [for minor less than 18 years of age]: age]: ____________________________________________ Emergency Contact: ____________________________________ Phone Number: ________________________ CE-0000468533


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July 13, 2011





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