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Tax break keeps lab in twp. By Jennie Key

The Greater Cincinnati Dental Labs at 6432 Cheviot Road was on its way out of the township last year, headed to the Fort Scott area. Deron Blaylock, president and general manager of the company, had been looking for a site for his business, which was outgrowing its current home. Frank Birkenhauer, assistant administrator and economic development director for Colerain Township, said he worked with Blaylock for about four years to no avail. “It’s not as easy as you would think to find three acres of available commercial property with infrastructure in Colerain Township,” Blaylock said. The company was set to move out to the Fort Scott area but the deal fell through. Meanwhile, acreage on Struble Road became available, and the lab will occupy about 3.5 acres on Struble Road near Colerain Avenue. Key to the business expansion is Blaylock’s ability to take advantage of the Hamilton County Development Company’s tax incentive plan. With the approval of local jurisdictions, the Hamilton County Commissioners may grant property tax incentives to qualifying businesses in the enterprise zone. Colerain Township became part of the zone in 1995. The amount of the tax exemption is negotiated on an individual project basis and varies according to the size of the investment and the number of jobs created or retained. This enterprise agreement, approved by Colerain Township trustees July 14, says that for the next seven years Greater Cincinnati Dental Labs will get a 60 percent abatement on its taxes. Commis-


Greater Cincinnati Dental Lab is moving its operation from Cheviot Road to a new 17,000 square-foot facility on Struble Road thanks to a tax abatement. President and general manager Deron Blaylock, left, watches vice president Ken Blaylock as he works on a mold.

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Colerain Township already has four enterprise agreements set up in the township: • Cas-Ker, 2550 Civic Center Drive, 60 percent for 10 years, expires in 2011. • RB Tool & Manufacturing Co., 2680 Civic Center Drive, 50 percent for six years, expires this year. • Metalworking Group, Richards Industries, 9070 Pippin Road, 50 percent for 10 years. Expires in 2012. • Nolte Precise Manufacturing, 6850 Colerain Ave., 60 percent for six years. Expires in 2014. sioners should approve it July 29. The arrangement keeps a new, 17,000-square-foot dental lab building in Colerain Township. And it keeps the 42 full-time and 10 part-time employees now working for the lab in Colerain Township, as well.

Blaylock estimated he will add 19 full-time and eight part-time jobs in the next three years. That’s the goal on his agreement with the county. The new dental lab will be worth about $1.8 million, Blaylock said. The firm’s current building is valued

at about $450,000. “With that value difference, the taxes would have been pretty high,” he said. “This will allow us to ease into it, and really, allows us to build up the business.” He said the firm has forged partnerships and connections in the township and he didn’t want to leave. The lab sponsors local teams and has members on the advisory board for the dental program at Colerain High School. “We are glad to stay,” he said. “We’ve been here since 1977. In 1986, the lab burned down, and we rebuilt. Now we’ve outgrown that building and we are pleased we found a way to stay in Colerain Township.”

Trustees look at bonds for park By Jennie Key

Colerain Township trustees took up the question of how to pay for more than $2 million in improvements to Clippard Park last week. Bond or cash? It may end up a little of both. At the July 14 board meeting, the board authorized township administrator David Foglesong to negotiate $1 million in bonds to go along with $1 million cash on hand to pay for the improvements at Clippard Park. The township is building ball fields, a sprayground, an all-access playground, restrooms, and a skate park at the 15-acre park at 10243 Dewhill Drive off Pottinger Road. The township will also build a second entrance off Bevis Lane.

Trustee President Jeff Ritter made the motion, saying he felt it was important to maintain the cash reserves currently held by Fiedeldey the township. Trustee Bernie Fiedeldey spoke against borrowing money. “Cash is king,” he said. “We’re talking about borrowing money that’s already been appropriated in our 2009 budget. It’s kind of hard for me to comprehend. We keep talking about the bad economic times we’re in, then we shouldn’t build the park. From my experience, you pay cash and you are far better off.” Trustee Joseph Wolterman said because of interest on the $1 mil-



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lion that won’t be spent from the cash reserves, analysis shows the township with more cash in hand at the end of the five years if the board borrows half the money. Ritter said other communities put residential properties in tax increment financing districts in the 1990s, which generated large sums to be used for community improvements. If Colerain Township had done so, he said, borrowing might not be necessary. Tax increment financing uses taxes generated from property improvements to finance public projects. The measure to seek information passed 3-0 and Fiedeldey indicated he won’t vote to approve incurring any debt. Earlier in the meeting, the board approved a preliminary $31.9 million spending plan for 2010, which showed a $228,000



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Under construction Clippard Park is now closed for construction. The closure is for public safety during the construction in the park. The township plans to install a sprayground, a large all-access playground, ball fields, a walking trail and a skate park at the park, located at 10243 Dewhill Drive off Pottinger Road. The township will also build a second entrance to the 15-acre park off Bevis Lane. If you have questions or concerns, call 385-7503. decrease from the year before. Ritter said department heads should begin scrutinizing expenditures now and for 2010 as the economic news does not appear to be getting better.


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Trustees to review Mercy zoning request By Kurt Backscheider

Kleeman Road resident Mark Broering Sr. said the group of citizens opposed to the proposed Mercy hospital in Green Township will continue fighting the development. Residents concerned about the project, as well as those who support Mercy Health Partners’ plans, will get their chance to once again voice their opinions to the Green Township Board of Trustees at the trustees’ next meeting, Monday, July 27. The trustees will review a zone amendment application for the project during its regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m., at the township administration building, 6303 Harrison Ave. The Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission voted 5-0 on July 2, to approve a land use amendment allowing the $200 mil-


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lion hospital and medical office complex to be built near North Bend Road and Interstate 74. Mercy chief executive officer James May said the approval was “tremendous.� “This is another indication that we are moving in the right direction toward developing the proposed site and increasing access to highquality health care services for the residents of Cincinnati, western Hamilton County and beyond,� he said. Pete Gemmer, regional director of public relations and external communications for Mercy, said they are planning a full-service, acute care facility that will meet all the health care needs of the community, both inpatient and outpatient. Broering, co-founder of Concerned Citizens in Opposition to the Proposed Mercy Hospital Site, said the group was disappointed with the planning commission’s decision, and felt the 1,262 signatures they collected from residents against the project were given no consideration. “It has been demonstrated not once but twice so far in the past two months that the voice of the overwhelming majority of constituents in Green Township falls on deaf ears when it comes to the

“We can only hope that the Hamilton County Commissioners will respond to the overwhelming majority of community members, and not be swayed by the misleading rhetoric of groups willing to change the face of an already successful community against their will.�

James May, president and CEO of Mercy Health Partners, said the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission’s approval of Mercy’s planned Monfort Heights’ hospital was ‘another indication that we are moving in the right direction toward developing the proposed site.’

three elected township trustees and the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission,� he said. Broering said the 32-page report he prepared demonstrating why the hospital is a bad fit for the area was ignored as well. He said the citizens group will certainly look to put the issue on the ballot as a referendum if needed. After the township trustees weigh in on the zone change request, the proposal will go before the Hamilton County

Rural Zoning Commission, most likely on Thursday, Aug. 6. The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners would then review the issue, and if the commissioners support the project the opposition group will have 30 days to collect signatures and submit a petition for a referendum. “We can only hope that the Hamilton County Commissioners will respond to the overwhelming majority of community members, and not be swayed by the misleading rhetoric of groups willing to change the face of an already successful community against their will,� Broering said.

Mark Broering Sr. Co-founder of Concerned Citizens in Opposition to the Proposed Mercy Hospital Sit

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for voters to know this is not an additional tax. He said the district included information Horine about the levy in the district newsletter, which was sent to essentially every home in the district. “That was really our main communication to the public,� Horine said. He says a letter will also come out from John Poppe, chairman of Citizens for Healthy Schools, the group campaigning for the levy’s passage, and there will be a phone bank operated by volunteers as the election gets closer.

CORRECTION The story about preschool registration for Northwest schools in the July 15 edition of the Northwest Press contained an error regarding the days the program will be

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Colerain police chief gets OK for rifles The Colerain Township Police Department is moving closer to buying tactical rifles for officers. Trustees gave Colerain Township Police Chief Dan Meloy permission to buy 15 tactical rifles for use by township police officers at the July 14 meeting of the board.

Meloy made a proposal in February to sell some old weapons in the armory and use the proceeds of the sale to pay for the weapons. A Thompson submachine gun, a Ruger .223caliber rifle also known as a Ruger Mini 14 tactical rifle, and an Uzi submachine gun in the police department’s possession will be sold for a little more than $15,000, according to Meloy.


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The Thompson submachine gun has been in the armory since the 1960s and the Ruger rifle was added in the early 1980s, the chief said. Meloy said he had been concerned about his officers not having the proper tools to safely do their jobs. He pointed to an incident on Sacramento Drive in January in which police arrived on the scene of a multiple homicide to find a man in the front yard with an AK47. Meloy said the new weapons will not be assault rifles. Assault rifles, he said, are fully automatic. The weapons he plans to buy, Rock River Arms AR-15s, are not. Trustees approved the purchase of the weapons and reminded the chief of their concerns when the issue was first brought to the board. Trustee Bernie Fiedeldey commended the chief for the wise use of available resources and reiterated the need for training with the new weapons. “Train them, train them, train them,” he said. Meloy said training is a department value and there are two certified tactical rifle instructors in the department. When the new weapons will be put in service

A number of communities surveyed by the township already use tactical rifles. According to the survey, comparable weapons are in use by the Hamilton and Butler counties sheriff’s offices and the Blue Ash, Cincinnati, Deer Park, Delhi Township, Evendale, Fairfax, Forest Park, Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Montgomery, North College Hill, Woodlawn and University of Cincinnati police.

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depends upon how quickly they can be delivered. Based on information from Rock River, Meloy said it may be about a year. But he says it won’t be before all of the department’s officers are fully trained. Trustee president Jeff Ritter commended the plan to sell old weapons to pay for the new ones, with no real cost to the township. Trustee Joseph Wolterman supported the purchase, as well. “I would rather we never have to use one of these, but having them in our possession may be a deterrent also. Just as we give our fire department to tools and equipment it needs to do its job, we have to give the police department the tools it needs, as well.” Meloy said Colerain is simply joining a lot of other communities and agencies who have already bought tactical rifles for their officers. “I would rather have them and not need them than need them and not have them,” he said.

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Green Township officials were successful in obtaining the restraining order they wanted against Club Octane. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Beth A. Myers granted the township’s request for a temporary restraining order on Thursday, July 16, ordering the club to close for 14 days. A court hearing on the request for a temporary or permanent injunction is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28. “We’re happy with the result today,” said Frank Hyle, Green Township’s attorney. “Our citizens are safer now than before we came into this courtroom.” The Green Township Trustees voted unanimously Monday, July 13, to authorize Hyle to seek a restraining order against the club until it complies with the township’s new teen club ordinance. “As we know they have certainly caused a problem for us,” said Trustee Chairwoman Tracy Winkler. A phone message left for the owner of Club Octane seeking comment was not returned. In June the board passed a resolution creating a teen club permit and licensing process after residents who live near Club Octane, 5915 Colerain Ave., presented concerns about the club to the township. “We realized it was going to create safety issues and a level of discomfort for the neighbors,” Winkler said. “Those issues became apparent as soon as the club opened.” The teen club ordinance requires noise controls and

West Winkler background checks for club employees. The club must also hire off-duty police officers to be at the club for security measures and close before midnight. Teen clubs also have to pay a one-time $500 registration fee to the township and then an annual $300 fee. Hyle said the township granted the club some leniency in complying with the teen club permit, allowing the owner extra time to submit a permit application by Friday, July 10. He said the application was incomplete, so the township extended the deadline to Monday, July 13. The club’s owner did not turn in a completed permit application on July 13. “They haven’t complied with our ordinance,” Hyle said. Green Township Police Chief Bart West said police have had to respond to Club Octane several times since it opened in mid-April. “It’s been a real problem up there,” he said. He said there have been several fights and other disruptions at the club. There were four separate fights Saturday, July 11 alone, he said, and dozens of officers responded to an unsubstantiated report of gun shots being fired in the club’s parking lot on June 27. Someone ignited a firework inside the club on July 4. Cincinnati News Service contributed to this story

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Volunteer power will help residents

Paula Bussard is helping develop a volunteer program for the zoning department to help residents comply with the township’s property maintenance code.

Grant program to help lowincome residents meet provisions of the property maintenance code. The Colerain Township Property Maintenance Code Compliance Fund is available to low-income homeowners – the house must be owner-occupied – and reimburses a portion of the cost of the repairs needed. The township also participates in the Hamilton County Home Improvement Program which offered reduced-interest loans to property owners regardless of income to make

Walk raises money in honor of Megan Gore

Friends and family of Megan Gore will gather at Colerain Park this week to raise money for a scholarship in her honor. The Megan Gore Memorial Fund gives away money to college-bound seniors from Colerain High School who exemplify her hard work, dedication, talent and passion for life. Gore died suddenly on Oct. 28, 2006, from a brain aneurysm. Brittney Figgins and Amber Zawaski, both high school friends of Gore, are

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If you want to register for the walk online, or If you would like to donate to the Megan Gore Scholarship, send an email to megangorefundraiser for more information. Organizers say Paypal donations will be available soon.

putting together the annual Megan Gore Memorial Walk from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 25, at Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road. Registration the day of the event will begin at 9 a.m. and the event kicks off with a a memorial group walk around the park at 10 a.m. Figgins said there will be music and other activities for families. A cornhole tournament begins at 10:15 a.m. after the group walk. Teams need to sign up for the cornhole tournament by 9:45 a.m. Greg Insco, who Gore inspired to walk across America in his bid to be on the reality show “Survivor,” will talk about his cross country trip. At the time of her death, Gore was a sophomore at UC in the DAAP program majoring in fashion. Figgins said not only was she a good student in the classroom, but she was dedicated to serving her school. A Colerain High School graduate, she was involved in a number of extracurricular

activities including orchestra, cheerleading, German Club and was vice president of student council. “She was a strong role model for others because of her desire to make a difference in the world,” Figgins said.

The scholarship fund was created to keep Megan’s legacy alive, she said. The scholarship group has a Web site at and people can go there to register and get more information.

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The Colerain Township Zoning Department is working on a volunteer program that could help residents who need assistance comply with the property maintenance code. Zoning administrator Susan Roschke talked to Colerain Township trustees about the program she is developing at their meeting July 14. Colerain Township enacted its property maintenance code

in May, 2007. It applies to all property in the township, residential and commercial. Volunteers Paula Bussard and Mark Vilas are helping Roschke develop the program, which will be called Sharing Hope in Colerain Township. The Sharing Hope program will supplement the two existing programs available now to Colerain Township residents. Roschke said the township receives funds from the Community Development Block

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Diane Kinsella received the 2009 MSJ Distinguished Student Award for graduate students from the College of Mount St. Joseph. The Distinguished Student Award, the highest given to a graduating senior, recognized Kinsella’s academic and service achievements at the Mount. To be selected,

graduates must have had a 3.9 cumulative grade-point average by the end of the first semester of the graduation year. Kinsella graduated with a master’s degree in religious and pastoral studies. She is the director of the Family Life Center of Northminster Presbyterian Church, an outreach ministry that offers support groups, free baby-sitting and a lending library for people whose

lives are in transition. At the Mount, she achieved high honors throughout her graduate studies while balancing her commitment to the Family Life Center and her responsibilities to her family. Kinsella lives with her family in Colerain Township.


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Peggy Foland of the Children’s Hunger Alliance, right, recently presented Mount Healthy City Schools with a $1,000 check for its summer food program. Food service director Fredrika Richardson, left, will use the grant to advertise the summer food service program for children to the community. Last year, the average number of students in the free and reduced lunch program was 60 percent. This school year it climbed to 70 percent. The summer program offers meals at three sites Monday through Thursday, June 15 through Aug. 6: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mount Healthy High School, 2046 Adams Road; 1 to 1:45 p.m. at Overflow Ministries Covenant Church, 10870 Hamilton Ave.; and noon to 12:45 p.m. at Duvall Elementary, 1411 Compton Road. Students attending summer school at Frost Elementary, the junior high school and Head Start classes at Rex Ralph Center, 1310 Adams Road, also will be served. Head Start children will be served Mondays and Wednesdays until Aug. 5.


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The Roger Bacon High School concert choir won a gold medal at the Performing Arts Consultants PAC for a Day Adjudicated Festival in Louisville, Ky. The choir is led by director Cheryl Raine. The music competition was followed by an afternoon at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. Pictured from front left are Jamal Anderson and Jemel Ntumba; second row, Danielle Brocker, Kristina Hayles, Maria Angel, Lindy Gamble-Hazlett, Kendell Ivory and Sarai Ward; third row, Nicole Ausdenmoore, Melaina Dressing, DaMarla Lamar, Sierra Roundtree, Janine Butler, Leann Doan, Catherine Bossman and AJ Tribble.

Colerain students earn $5M

As of May 1, 100 Colerain High School graduates had received more than $5 million in scholarships and awards. Students in the 32/2130 Club were recognized by the school for their performance on the ACT and/or SAT test. Recognized were: Josh Adams – Miami University, Miami Grant. Balynnda Barrett – Jim Brandenburgh Scholarship. Erin Berg – Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Scholarship. Adrianna Boris – Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Scholarship; Department of the Navy scholarship; Miami University, Trustee Scholarship; New York University, J. Eckhouse Scholarship. Paul Bromwell – Business Professionals of America Student of the Year and Cincinnati State Technical & Community College Academic Scholarship. Kelly Bryan – Robert Keith Memorial Scholarship; Teaching Professions, Student of the Year; scholarships from College of Mount St. Joseph, Miami University and Northern Kentucky University. Danielle Buck – Cincinnati State Technical & Community College-Academic Scholarship Tara Butler – 32/2130 Club; Ball State University, Presidential Scholarship and Academic Recognition Award; Bowling Green State University, Centennial Scholarship; Kent State University, Trustee Scholarship, Honors Scholarship and Honors Scholar in Residence Award; University of Louisville, National Scholars Program. Jacob Cain – 32/2130 Club; Colerain Boosters Scholarship; National Merit Scholar, scholarship from the Macy’s Foundation; Bard College, Bard Scholarship; Bates College, Bates Scholarship; College of Wooster, Dean’s Award; Kenyon College, Kenyon Grant and Honor Award. Breeanna Chitwood – University of Cincinnati, ROTC Scholarship. Jessica Cobb – University of Cincinnati, Athletic Scholarship. Andrew Coors – Bowling Green State University, Founders Scholarship, Kyle Davis – Bowling Green State University, Heritage Scholarship. Sydney Davis – Monfort Heights Elementary School PTA, Larry Heath Award; Bowling Green State University, Founders Scholarship. Caroline Dektas – Andrew Fischer Memorial Scholarship; University of Cincinnati, Century Scholarship and Mechanical Engineering Scholarship. Lyndsay Detzel – Kent State University, Trustee Scholarship. Kollijanni Dinh – Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Scholarship. Natalie Dove – Northwest Woman’s Club; 32/2130 Club. Ryan Dransman – Monfort Heights Elementary School PTA, Academic Scholarship. Anne Ehrman – College of Mount St. Joseph, Academic Achievement Award, Band Award and Presidential Scholarship; Eastern Kentucky University, Regents Scholarship.

Allison Ellert – Colerain Alumni Association Career Scholarship. Mysha Enneking – Bob Hughes Memorial Scholarship; Art Academy of Cincinnati, Portfolio Award and Academic Scholarship. Taylor Figgins – College of Mount St. Joseph, Dean’s Scholarship. Jessica Fischesser – Anderson University, Distinguished Student Scholarship; College of Mount St. Joseph, Dean’s Scholarship and Mount St. Joseph Grant; Muskingum College, Special Acknowledgment Award. Dan Ford – Andrew Fischer Memorial Scholarship. Ryan Foster – Bob Hughes Memorial Scholarship. John Frank – William C. Dougherty Scholarship. Daniel Friedhoff – University of Cincinnati, Century Scholarship. Courtney Garner – Ann Weigel Elementary School PTA Scholarship. Alexander Gillman – University of Cincinnati, Century Scholarship. Darren Grant – National Merit Commended Student; 32/2130 Club; Struble Elementary PTA Scholarship; Case Western Reserve University, President’s Scholarship; Ohio State University, Maximus Scholarship and Medalist Scholarship; University of Cincinnati, University Scholarship. Zachary Green – Bowling Green State University, Heritage Scholarship. Tabitha Gregg – Shawnee State University, University Professor’s Scholarship. Katelyn Gundrum – College of Mount St. Joseph, Academic Achievement Award and Merit Award. Olivia Haller – Bill Brandenburgh Vocal Scholarship; Capital University, Connect Award, Grant Award and Music Scholarship. Luke Haselmayer – Xavier University, Honor Award. Dylan Holte – Andrew Fischer Memorial Scholarship; Colerain High School PTA Scholarship; Case Western Reserve University, Case Grant; Emory University, College Grant; Georgia Institute of Technology, GT Grant; Illinois Institute of Technology, Heald Scholarship and University Scholarship; Ohio State University, Trustee Scholarship; Worcester Polytechnic Institute, WPI Scholarship and Chemistry/ Biochemistry Scholars Program scholarship; University of Dayton, Deans Merit Scholarship and Music Talent Scholarship. Unique Hubbard – Mark Brandenburgh Violin Scholarship; University of Dayton, Deans’ Merit Scholarship. Justin Hucke – Colerain Civic Association Scholarship; Principal’s Leadership Award; Miami University, Provost Scholarship. Christopher Hundley – University of Toledo, Athletic Scholarship and Rocket Scholar Award. Nicholas Hunter – Alison Lee Tapogna Award; John Phillip Sousa Music Award; Johnson Investment Counsel scholarship; University of Cincinnati, University Award, part of the Cincinnatus Scholarship competition. Jerry Jackson – Skills USA Student of the Year. Kathryn Kaminsky – Colerain Alumni

Association Academic Scholarship; University of Dayton, Deans’ Merit Scholarship. Megan Kelley – College of Mount St. Joseph, Challenge Award and Academic Achievement Award. Stephen Kern – Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Academic Scholarship. Kayla Knue – University of Cincinnati, Century Scholarship and CAS Technology Scholar. Christina Knuf – Monfort Heights Elementary School PTA, Elmer Schubert Scholarship; scholarship from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Heidi Knuf – Andrew Fischer Memorial Scholarship. Ashley Koch – Health Technology Student of the Year; Colerain Township Business Association Scholarship. Kaitor Kposowa – Ohio State University, Excellence Scholarship. Anthony Kremer – Colerain High School PTA Scholarship; Colerain Township Business Association Scholarship; College of Mount Saint Joseph, Academic Achievement Award and Presidential Scholarship; Northern Kentucky University, Achiever’s Scholarship; Wright State University, Academic Performance Scholarship. Matthew Krueger – University of Dayton, Deans’ Merit Scholarship. Sarah Krieg – Heidelberg College, Dean’s Scholarship; Kent State University, Trustee Scholarship. Sheri Lippert – Colerain Boosters Scholarship; Bellarmine University, Monsignor Treece Scholarship; Bowling Green State University, Heritage Scholarship. Steven Lohman – Andrew Fischer Memorial Scholarship. Colin Lozier – Monfort Heights Elementary School PTA, Monfort Heights Elementary School PTA, Elmer Schubert Scholarship. Meridith Mahlke – University of Dayton, School of Engineering Scholarship, Class of 1965 Scholarship and President’s Merit Scholarship. Amanda MacDonald – Colerain Middle School PTA Scholarship; Kent State University, Trustee Scholarship. Jessica Maslyn – Cincinnati Christian University, Athletic Scholarship and Cincinnati Bible College Scholarship. Amberly Maston – University of Dayton, President’s Merit Scholarship. Scott Matthews – University of Cincinnati, Century Scholarship. Calvin Mays – University of Cincinnati, Century Scholarship. Caitlin McBee – Mercy Hospital Mount Airy Auxiliary Scholarship; Monfort Heights Elementary School PTA, Elmer Schubert Scholarship; Miami University, Miami Grant. Ricci McCalla – Monfort Heights Elementary School PTA, Elmer Schubert Scholarship; College of Mount St. Joseph, Dean’s Scholarship; Xavier University, Honor Award. John Mollman – Scholarship from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Austin Morgan – Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Academic Scholar-

ship and Athletic Scholarship. Lauren Morris – Ohio State University, Lima Buckeye Distinction Award. Adam Moser – University of Charleston, Athletic Scholarship and UC Scholarship. Larry O’Brien – Monfort Heights Elementary School PTA, Elmer Schubert Scholarship. Fahad Partia – University of Cincinnati, Century Scholarship. Laura Partin – Bowling Green University, Founders Scholarship. Caitlin Patrick – Monfort Heights Elementary School PTA, Career Center Scholarship. Philip Patten – Bob Hughes Scholarship; Tiffin University, Athletic Scholarship and Trustee Scholarship. Sarah Peter – Robert Keith Memorial Scholarship; College of Mount St. Joseph, Academic Achievement Award and Challenge Award. Rebecca Potzner – White Oak Middle School PTA Scholarship; College of Mount St. Joseph, Dean’s Scholarship; Xavier University, Buschmann Award. Kelsey Price – Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Scholarship. Nicholas Priessman – Eastern Illinois University, Athletic Scholarship. Caitlyn Richardson – 32/2130 Club; Monfort Heights Elementary School PTA, Elmer Schubert Scholarship. Sean Roberts – Ball State University, Irvington Scholarship; Xavier University, Trustee Scholarship. Matthew Salzman – Colerain High School PTA Scholarship; Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award; Ohio State University, Provost Scholarship; Purdue University, Presidential Scholarship; University of Cincinnati, Century Scholarship; University of Dayton, Trustees’ Merit Scholarship and University Achievement Scholars. Rebecca Sawyer – Western Hills School of Beauty and Hair Design, Carlo and Rose Hornsby Scholarship. Alex Schock – Colerain Boosters Scholarship; Butler University, Presidential Scholarship; Furman University, Achiever Scholarship; Miami University, Miami Grant and Ohio Merit Scholarship; Ohio Northern University, Presidential Recognition Scholar; Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Merit Scholar; University of Dayton, Engineering Scholarship and President’s Merit Scholarship; Valparaiso University, Board of Directors Scholarship. Emily Schroer – Bob Hughes Memorial Scholarship; Proctor & Gamble Scholarship; Ohio State University, Provost Scholarship; Wright State University, Academic Performance Scholarship. Emily Schwaeble – Northern Kentucky University, Achiever’s Scholarship and Athletic Scholarship. Ashley Schwetschenau – College of Mount St. Joseph, Academic Achievement Award and Presidential Scholarship; University of Cincinnati, Century Scholarship. Alyssa Seiler – College of Mount St. Joseph, Dean’s Scholarship, Opportunity Grant and Mount St. Joseph Grant. Catherine Singler – Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Scholarship.

Judah Smith – Colerain Boosters Scholarship. David Snell – Otterbein College, Alumni Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship and Endowed Scholarship. Molly Southwood – Bellarmine University, Monsignor Horrigan Scholarship, Bellarmine Tuition Scholarship and Residence Hall Scholarship; College of Mount St. Joseph, Trustee Scholarship; Eastern Kentucky University, Presidential Scholarship; Wilmington College, Achievement Award and Greater Cincinnati Award; University of Dayton, Deans’ Merit Scholarship; Xavier University, Honor Award. Katie Spahn – Cincinnati Dental Scholarship. Jennifer Spitznagel – William Duke Award; College of Mount St. Joseph, Academic Achievement Award and Challenge Award. Valerie Sprague – Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Scholarship; Northern Kentucky University, Excellence Scholarship. Travis Stallings – Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Scholarship; Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; RS Grant and Merit Scholar. Kendall Stanley – Bob Hughes Memorial Scholarship; National Merit Corporation Scholarship, scholarship from Luxottica Retail; Miami University, Miami Grant and Teach Grant. Chelsey Starnes – Kathy McGraw Memorial Scholarship and Megan Gore Memorial Scholarship. Andrew Taylor – College of Mount St. Joseph, Academic Achievement Award and Challenge Award. Douglas Thompson – Colerain Middle School PTA Scholarship; Capital University, Alumni Grant, Lutheran Heritage Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship; Ohio State University, Provost Scholarship. Melissa Vetter – Bellarmine University, Monsignor Horrigan Scholarship, Bellarmine Tuition Scholarship and Residence Hall Scholarship; Xavier University, Honor Award. Casey Weddle – University of Dayton, Deans’ Merit Scholarship. Nicole Weitzel – Colerain Elementary School PTA Scholarship. Ashley Wendelken – Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Scholarship. Rachael Wermuth – University of Cincinnati, Century Scholarship. Aaron Westmoreland – Hanover College, Buckeye Scholarship, Crow/Long Scholarship, Hanover Grant, Thomas A. Hendricks Scholarship and Legacy Scholarship; Westminster College, Vance Scholarship. James Wilkinson – 32/2130 Club; Friend of NWLSD Math Scholarship; College of Mount St. Joseph, Presidential Scholarship; Northern Kentucky University, Presidential Scholarship; University of Cincinnati, Century Scholarship and Choose Ohio First Scholarship. Brian Wissel – University of Cincinnati, College of Applied Science Scholarship. Tyler Woods – Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Scholarship.

SPORTS Rugby growing in the Tristate July 22, 2009

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The thing that separates rugby from other sports is the camaraderie the sport fosters. A rugby player in a new city isn’t alone for very long. “I’ve lived in several different places and when I get to a new city, one of the first things I do is look for a local rugby club because it’s an instant peer group,” said Charles Dainoff, vice president of the Ohio Rugby Union. “You immediately have a group of friends that can ease your transition into a new community. It’s a great sport and a great way to meet people.” Rugby is a sport that’s on the rise in the Tristate as new players

are joining the existing clubs and starting their own. The Ohio Rugby Union is part of USA Rugby and oversees rugby in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. There are 11 rugby clubs in Cincinnati and one in Northern Kentucky. That includes all age groups, from men’s clubs to collegiate teams at Xavier and Cincinnati and several area high school clubs. “Generally speaking, it’s all one big community,” Dainoff said. “We’re already starting to see kids transition from high school rugby to college rugby and it’s a sport you can play for 20 or 30 years if you’re committed to it.” Dainoff plays for the Cincinnati Wolfhounds, based in Fairfield, and occasionally plays for



Wolfhounds 35 and older team, the Greyhounds. Clubs in the city often have different divisions for players depending on experience level. “There’s plenty of room for people to compete at whatever level they are comfortable with,” Dainoff said. “It’s a lot easier to get involved than you think. All you have to do is find out where a team is practicing and show up and introduce yourself.” The list of rugby clubs is on the Web site. While the sport may look confusing at first, Dainoff insisted it’s not as chaotic as it seems and compared it to soccer and football. “Two teams are trying to advance the ball from one side of the field to the other to score,” he


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said. And almost as important as how the game is played is the social aspect of rugby. It’s a long-standing tradition in rugby for the home team to throw a party for the visiting team to thank them for coming to play. “You leave the rivalry on the field and that’s part of building this network of friends,” Dainoff said. When he moved to San Francisco, Dainoff was reunited with a former opposing player he’d been involved in a scuffle with while both played for different teams. “That was in the past and we were great teammates on this new team a few thousand miles across the country,” Dainoff said. “That’s sort of rugby in a nutshell.” The game is growing at the




youth level too, according to the ORU’s youth director Chris Hopps. High school teams have been created at Moeller, Walnut Hills, Northbend (St. Xavier and Elder), and Indian Springs. Hopps said he hopes to have a parochial league in Cincinnati in the near future and that his goal is to spread rugby to anyone in high school or younger. The most prevalent way to generate interest, which can eventually build to the formation of teams, is through camps and clinics to teach the game to new players. “We make it so anyone can walk through it,” Hopps said. “They are learning rugby without knowing it.”

Kelts’ rugby provides instant family

Tradition bonds North Bend rugby

By Anthony Amorini

By Tony Meale

Rugby provided Brett Simon with instant friends and ultimately a wife when the New Zealander immigrated to the United States in 2006. Simon, a 30-year-old Pleasant Ridge resident, is now an assistant coach with the Cincinnati Women’s Rugby Football Club (Cincinnati Kelts) – which plays at home field Germania Park, 3529 W Kemper Road, Colerain Township. Simon’s wife, Katie Simon, plays for the local club but the pair met three and a half years ago when Brett moved from New Zealand to Washington, D.C. “Being from New Zealand, one of the first things I did (in Washington, D.C.) was to join a rugby club. It’s great because it’s like instant friends,” Brett said. Brett and Katie moved to Cincinnati roughly 18 months ago and were married in May 2008. Upon arriving in the Queen City, the pair quickly found the Cincinnati Kelts’ organization, which includes sides for men and women. “We met new people right away and now we go to happy hours with everyone and tailgate for Bengals’ games,” Brett said. “Rugby is probably even more social here (than it is in New Zealand).” Brett explained children in New Zealand start following rugby as soon as they are able to watch television, he joked. With each city having 20 or even 30 rugby clubs, socializing after matches usually only involves your own squad. “Rugby and soccer are the big high school sports in New Zealand and most people start very young,” Brett said. But in Ohio, travel time for matches often extends beyond an hour and Americans have figured out a way to make the trips worthwhile. “You travel a long way so the home team hosts (a party with the away team after every match) and it’s a great time,” Brett said. “Everyone goes straight to the pub (after a match) here.” Curt McDonald, head coach for the Cincinnati Women’s Rugby Football Club and a Norwood resident, was quick to agree about rugby’s social nature. “If you wear your rugby jersey then people treat you like family everywhere you go in the world,” McDonald said. “We share a common bond with the sport.” McDonald moved to Cincinnati from West Virginia in 1998 and found his friends through rugby. “Within a matter of weeks you feel like you’ve found your best friends,” McDonald said. When the fall season starts up, the Cincinnati Women’s Rugby Football Club will seek to win its first national title. In 2008, the ladies finished No. 7 in the United States. “When they left nationals last year, they had it in their minds that they would be back,” McDonald said. “They want to win the national title and have the skill to do it.”

Mike Mers has been a fixture of the North Bend Rugby Club, which was founded in 1975, for the vast majority of its existence. He played for the team during his days at St. Xavier High School in the early 1980s and served as player-coach in 1988, making him the first official head coach in team history. “We never had a coach before then,” Mers said. “There were only about 10 teams in the Midwest for a lot of those years, so we played a lot of colleges and picked up whatever games we could.” As a player, Mers, who graduated from St. X in 1983, was a fly half, a position requiring quick thinking and leadership skills. The Green Township resident attended the University of Cincinnati and played for its club team before becoming the coach at North Bend. In 1989, he led North Bend to a No. 8 national ranking. Over the years, he has seen the sport grow immensely in popularity. “The biggest change is that now we have a league,” he said. The Ohio Rugby Union, which was founded in 2002, features several club teams and hosts an end-of-the-year tournament to crown a city champion. North Bend has earned that distinction four times, most recently in 2008. Mers said his former teammates have helped the sport become what it is today. “Some of the guys I played with are now coaching,” he said. “They know the game and want to coach. We have people in different parts of the city who were able to draw people in.” North Bend is comprised almost exclusively of St. X and Elder students; most of the players are upperclassmen, but some, like Jonathan Geers, joined the team as freshmen. “My freshman year, the team was almost all seniors, and we did really well,” said Geers, who will be a junior at St. X. “This past year, we only had about seven non-seniors on the team, but we still had 30 or 35 people come out to play.” Another North Bend veteran is Chris Montgomery, who will be a senior at St. X. Montgomery, whose two older brothers, Jim and Charlie, played for North Bend, started playing rugby in eighth grade. “In some team sports, you can get away with having one good player,” said Montgomery, who plays the eight-man. “But in rugby, you can’t win with one good player. You have to play as a team and communicate with each other.” Many also find the game’s physical nature appealing. “It’s a sport that’s different,” Geers said. “Not everyone around Ohio knows what rugby is, so there’s also some shock value to it. The fact that it’s a tough sport really draws people in.” Geers, who is 5-8 and weighs 155, plays the scrum half, a position requiring quickness, communication skills and ball-

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Former North Bend Rugby player Greg Van Zant, who graduated from St. Xavier High School this past year, tries to score against an opponent.

Marshall hopes to lead Westside comeback

In 2005, the Westside Rugby Club finished second at the state tournament. Two years later, the team fell apart. “I had 14 seniors and two underclassmen on that ’07 team,” said Jeff Marshall, who became head coach in 2006. “After all those seniors graduated, it became really hard to recruit.” Westside hasn’t been able to field a team ever since. “We’ll get three or four or five guys out, but that’s not enough,” said Marshall, 30. Westside was comprised mainly of boys from Colerain and Oak Hills, with a splash of Elder students mixed in. “It’s tough to recruit, especially with the west side having such strong football schools,” said Marshall, who lives in Delhi. “A lot of coaches don’t want their guys to play.” There has been talk of Westside merging with North Bend, but that is an option that Marshall, who played for Queen City and Northern Kentucky, isn’t willing to pursue just yet. “We’re one of the founding members of the league, and we want to get schools back into it,” said Marshall, who began as an assistant coach during the team’s inaugural season in 2002. “I’m more committed this year than I’ve ever been.” handling ability. “(Geers and Montgomery) both picked up the game real fast,” Mers said. “Geers tends to throw very accurate passes under pressure. He’s one of the little guys who keeps control of the big guys, and they listen to him.” Mers said that his players respect each other regardless of size or position or school affiliation. “It’s the greatest sport in the world,” he said. “It’s physical, but there’s a lot of thinking involved. There’s no blocking, so it’s one-on-15. You’re not a star. You have to draw guys in and pass. There’s a lot of teamwork involved.” That teamwork goes beyond the pitch. “Every position communicates with another,” said Geers, who lives in Sharonville. “I communicate with the big guys and the backs, so there’s companionship on the team that extends into regular life.” Mers agreed. “There’s some sort of bond that rugby players have, and it’s one of the best parts of the whole thing,” he said. “In college and men’s rugby, you always get together after the game to hang out and sing songs. If you find another rugby player anywhere in the world, they’ll be your best friend.”


Casey James carries the ball and throws a stiff arm while competing with Cincinnati Women's Rugby Football Club at the Teapot Dome Tournament in the spring of 2009.

Men’s Kelts showing signs of improvement

The Cincinnati Kelts Men’s Rugby Club needed someone to light a fire. So Ricky Alba lit it. “They’ve underachieved the last few years, and that’s one of the reasons they asked me to coach,” said Alba, who took over the team in 2007. “They weren’t as focused as they should have been. I told them, ‘I can’t help you if you don’t help yourself. You’ve got to hate losing more than you like to win.’” Alba, 40, implored his players to buy into his coaching philosophy and to play as one. “We had too many guys who were playing as individuals and not as a team,” said Alba, who played for the University and Cincinnati. Alba has given the Kelts some direction; in 2007, they went 3-2, and in 2008, they went 8-3 and won a tournament in Marion, Ohio. This year they hope to make the playoffs and win a league title. “They’re getting better,” Alba said.

Find out what’s happening at Haps

Haps, a local bar located at 3510 Erie Ave. in Hyde Park, is the place to be when seeking information about the Cincinnati Kelts’ rugby teams, assistant women’s coach Brett Simon said. Interested individuals can also visit for information about the Kelts’ program. Or, drop in Haps and ask around, Brett said. “We’re always up at the pub so if you are looking to get recruited then come on up and we’ll tell you all about it,” Brett joked. The program is actively seeking members even though the competitive Cincinnati Women’s Rugby Football Club finished seventh in the United States at nationals last year. “No experience is necessary. We’ll take anyone who wants to give it a shot,” Brett said. Directions to Germania Park, the Kelts’ home field, and Haps are both available at

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Several locals participated in the AAU National Tae Kwon Do Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from June 29 to July 4. In back, from left: Master Leif Watson, Robert Norman, Jasiel Brown, Matt Bonnett, Brooke Hammond and assistant coach Justin Powell. In front, from left: Antonio Luevano, Michael Saylor, Selena Williams, Jacob Davis and Jessica Wethington. among them were Matt Bonnett, Jasiel Brown, Brooke Hammond, Antonio Luevano, Robert Norman, Michael Saylor, Jessica Wethington and Selena Williams. These participants, ranging in age from 9 to 14, have each won at least one national tournament. At the AAU tournament in Fort Lauderdale, four of them (Luevano, Norman, Wethington and Williams) finished second in their division, while one (Saylor) placed third. Davis, who won 14-1 in the finals, was the lone champion of the bunch.

“I knew he could win,” Paula said. “He’s a pretty laid-back person, but for whatever reason, he took right to this. He talks about it all the time and goes out there and works hard.” Because he won his division, Davis, an orange belt, automatically qualifies for the national tournament next season. “This is his passion,” said James, Davis’ father. “I’m ecstatic for him. He said he wanted to do it and that he’d be good at it, and I believed him. To see him do what he said he’d do is great.”


Jacob Davis won a gold medal in his division at the AAU National Tae Kwon Do Tournament; the 9-year-old is entering the fourth grade at Ann Weigel Elementary School.

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Star Soccer Club is offering Friday Night Open Field Play. There is no coaching and no referees – just free soccer fun from 6:30-8 p.m., Fridays at Stephanie Hummer Park, 661 North Bend Road, across from St. Xavier High School. Fields are supervised by Star staff. Anyone is welcome. Friday, July 31 is Family Movie Night. Disney's Wall-e will be shown after Open Play, at 9 p.m. Popcorn will be served free. Movie-goers should bring their own refreshments.

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Diamond baseball tryouts

The 2010 season 14U tryouts for the Diamond Stars Baseball Club are slated for July 25 and Aug. 8. Players cannot turn 15 before May 1. Contact Don Akins at 470-3600.

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In response to a Caren Whitcomb’s letter to the Editor “Mohr column response,” this person isn’t very knowledgeable of township law. Township clerk (or fiscal officer) can’t vote on any township Issues (like Rumpke expansion). The township clerk’s job is to record correctly all minutes of every Colerain Township trustees meetings, plus all financial reports, etc. Also most of the township residents of over 39 years, such as our family, are friends of the Rumpkes. Caren, why don’t you check out the many things that Rumpke has contributed to this largest township in the state, besides picking up your garbage? The attitude of many is they want Rumpke to pick up their trash but don’t want Rumpke to put it down anywhere and particularly “not in my neighborhood.” Betty Jane Sandoz Dunlap Road Colerain Township

Barrier problems

In the Wednesday, July 8, Northwest Press, ODOT is quoted that the barriers on Colerain Avenue are working. They even have a slight decrease in the number of traffic accidents. They need to add a few more qualifications, such as the number of businesses that had to close because people can not get to their

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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 Email:northwestpress@communi Fax: 923-1806 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. location if they are the on the opposite side. They did not mention that many times it takes 45 minutes to go from Colerain and Galbraith to Colerain and Springdale, a distance of around three miles. They also forgot the gridlock on Colerain from Northgate Mall’s entrance up to Lowe’s/Wal-Mart. ODOT should not be so quick to pat themselves on the back. Richard Robinson Glenknoll Court Colerain Township

CH@TROOM July 15 question

Do you think the economic stimulus plan is working, or should the federal government implement another round of stimulus packages?

“Between the bank and auto bailouts and the pork barrel stimulus packages, the U.S. Congress has created tax burden debt that will never be repaid except the interest. The Congress rescued corporations that failed due to mismanagement. The only stimulus I would like to see is in the form of relief to taxpayers. That way the politicians are not making any decision on the use of the money. I am a much better judge of how my money should be utilized. I can only hope for term limits soon. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “The stimulus package is not working, and there is no way I think another round will help the small businesses, regular people like me. I think that the stimulus package is just helping the rich, big corp. CEOs keep their private jets, vacation homes, etc. There needs to be away for the average Joe to get some relief.” C.M. “The ‘stimulus package’ is worthless. Additional spending would be a waste. The ‘Stimulus Package’ will have no impact on our economy. It would be like me dropping a rock, then taking credit for gravity. “The economy is going to correct itself as it always does, with or without the interference of the federal government. K.O. “Neither. It isn’t working, hasn’t worked, and another one won’t work. “Our unemployment rate is even higher than what the Obama administration predicted if we didn’t do the stimulus. Most of the money still hasn’t been distrib-

Are you worried about a possible worsening of the swine flu pandemic this fall and winter? Why or why not? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@communitypre with “chatroom” in the subject line. uted. “This is a huge waste that will burden my children/future grandchildren for no good reason.” N.H. “Regarding the economic stimulus plan, I think it is a monstrous mistake, and the government clearly stepped out of bounds when it made this happen. “Certainly another round is out of the question. What the country needs is an atmosphere in which businesses, large and small, can prosper and thus employ large numbers of workers at decent salaries and benefits, such as was the case in the late 1950's and 1960's. “Artificial solutions like the economic stimulus merely put a Band Aid on the wound, leaving the injury to fester under the dressing. “Even assuming the Obama administration really believed it would help, his promise of reducing unemployment has not been fulfilled. “Oh yeah - I forgot! He has only been in office for 6 months! (On the other hand, that is 1/8th of his whole term.)” B.B. J.D.P.





If you know our family personally, you know that we love to shop and eat out at restaurants. So in addition to the economic benefits, retail, commercial and other development in our community is personally important to me. Colerain Township has some exciting development and redevelopment opportunities on the horizon. We are still working on filling up the Stone Creek Towne Center. You may have seen the signs about the LaRosa’s restaurant coming to that location. There are some other restaurants that also have interest in the development. We have also done well with back-filling vacant properties, like Kabuto restaurant at Northgate Mall. Even in our current economy, some developers are still able to grow and build. While Colerain Township was criticized some years back in a study for having “cheap” housing, I think some developers see this as meaning we are an affordable community to live in and that our residents may have some disposable income. This means we have some money in our budgets to buy electronics or other “toys,” or to enjoy dinner out.

Two of our neighborhoods have been named by Business Week and Money Magazine as having America’s best places to live for affordable homes Heather and as the best Harlow place to raise your kids. I think our Community residents would Press guest agree that our columnist community is a great, affordable place to live and raise a family. Our community has enjoyed recent development with the Triple Creek Retirement Community on Pippin Road, as one example. This is an assisted living and skilled nursing facility, which created over 100 jobs in our community, including registered nurses and other professionals. Recently, Triple Creek was named as one of the top five best places to work in the state of Ohio. Housing developers are building beautiful new homes in many price ranges in Colerain Township, including Potterhill, Ryan, Fischer, Drees/Marquis, Walnut and George Thomas. Now, for the usual financial update: We began the second

Isaac Jackson was staying in Cincinnati and looking for land. He found several large land plots containing 200 to 300 acres available for $10-13 an acre. But he had to make sure his $3,500 would purchase an adequate place for his family. So he kept looking and waited and finally found a place. It was six miles from Cincinnati, but it was not on the river as he had hoped. The land was owned by a partnership between James Findlay, Jacob Burnet and William Henry Harrison. He had one more thing to do, before buying the land. He had asked a Mr. Richardson about putting up some rough building for lodging rooms until he had time to build a house. There was already a one-room house with a garret (room at the top of a house immediately below the roof) on the property, but that was not adequate for his large family. He hoped the land would not be sold before Mr. Richardson answered him back. His answer must have been positive because he bought three quarter sections of land in section 13 and 14 in Green Township from the Findlay, Burnet, and Harrison partnership. That was 480 acres for $3,530, only $7.36 an acre. The land was on the Muddy

Creek Pike, Now Sidney Road close to Anderson Ferry Road. In June Isaac wrote a letter to his 17-year-old son and gave him detailed instrucBetty Kamuf tions about what Community to bring for the west. The Press guest journey list was long. He columnist requested black walnut, butternut, English walnuts, almonds, filberts, chestnuts, orange, lemon, tamarind, sunflower, grape, and raisin and potato seeds. From the Almshouse in Philadelphia, he wanted some of the real basket willow. He told his son to dry the fruit and nuts and pack them in brown sugar and raisins to preserve them. He wanted Thomas to buy some trees when he came over the mountains, if he could get them, and pack them in boxes filled with moss to keep them moist. He needed needles and palm with twine, and a good apple parer. He also needed some liquor. Thomas was to get a strong barrel and pack it with gallon bottles of gin, a few bottles of Port and Madeira for medicine, and whatever his mother needed. He didn’t need a newspaper because the National Intelligence was published regularly and had eastern news, but he wanted


quarter with a balance brought forward of $25,426,017.60. During the months of April, May and June, the township had total receipts of $3,281,752.24 and total expenditures of $5,476,477.40. The balance as of June 30, 2009, was $23,231,292.44. As the fiscal officer, one of four township elected officials, it is important to me that you have as much information as you desire about your hometown’s government and its fiscal health. If you have any questions or concerns about the township fiscal officer’s office, or if I can be of assistance in any way, please contact me at the township offices at 385-7500 or via e-mail at You can also find me on Facebook. If you’d like to join my email list, please send me an e-mail and I will add you to the list. I send out agendas for the trustee meetings as well as other items of note to the community. As always, be sure to visit the township’s Web site at for updates on news and events in our hometown. Heather Harlow is the fiscal officer for Colerain Township.

instruction books: the art of extracting dye from plants and bark; the process for making earthenware, gunpowder, bricks, starch, and mustard. The woods were full of wild hops, wild raspberries and gooseberries so he wanted books on the process for making beer and wine. Because Isaac didn’t like the local methods of farming he wanted books on other methods. On his farm, Isaac wanted to graft trees, and raise livestock. He thought animals needed better treatment than they got locally. There were no stables for the cows, they were given some fodder in the yard and turned into the woods for the winter. If the horses were used for work they were given better treatment, otherwise they were also on their own. Farming for Isaac would take a little getting used to. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at

OFFICIALS Here is a list of addresses for your public officials:

Ohio Senate

• 8th District – Bill Seitz (R). In Cincinnati, call 357-9332, In Columbus, write to: Senate Building, Room No. 143, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio. 43215; or call 614-466-8068. E-mail:

• 28th District – Connie Pillich (D), In Columbus, write 77 S. High St., 11th Floor, Columbus, OH., 43215-6111 or call 614-466-8120; fax 614-719-3582. E-mail: • 29th District – Louis Blessing (R), can be reached in Cincinnati at 3672 Springdale Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251, or call 513-385-1234. In Columbus, write him at the Ohio House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 14th Floor, Columbus, OH., 43215-6111 or call him at

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614-466-9091; fax: 614-7193583. E-mail: The 29th District includes Mount Healthy, North College Hill, Greenhills, and part of Springfield Township. • 30th District, Bob Mecklenborg (R) In Columbus, write the Ohio House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio 432154611 or call 513-481-9800 or 614466-8258; fax 614-719-3584.


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Barber named director at Renaissance West ing care type retirement communities in the Cincinnati a r e a , Renaissance West at Barber North Bend Crossing will not require a large entrance fee. Renaissance West will offer on-site amenities designed to provide residents with an active and enjoyable lifestyle including a library, fitness center, beauty/barber salon, pub, and elegant dining rooms. The community is currently accepting remaining apartment reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view a model apartment, call 513-661-4100. If you would like to share about your business, please send information and a photo to

THINGS TO DO Oldies in the park

The Hamilton County Park District’s summer concert series continues from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 25, with The Boomers performing at Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. The group’s specialty is classic rock from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. Food and beverages are sold during all of the concerts. Concerts are free but a park district motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park. The permits are available at the gate for $1 for a oneday permit and $5 for an annual sticker.


Colerain Township Parks Sizzling Summer Series presents “Coraline” beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 24.

Park flicks Colerain Township’s 2009 Sizzling Summer Series continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the amphitheater in Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road, with a performance by the Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. The orchestra was founded in 1929 and is one of the oldest all-volunteer groups in




Girl surprises doctors with recovery By Katie Hull

After a fatal car accident that was said to keep her hospitalized for up to four months, LeeAnn Curtis fought the odds and two months later, was dancing at her high school prom. Curtis, 18, is from Colerain Township and attends Franklin County High School in Brookville, Ind. On Feb. 25 she was involved in a high speed accident, flown by Air Care and admitted to University Hospital with injuries to her lungs, ribs, collar bone, liver and diaphragm. The most serious injury Curtis suffered was a torn vena cava in her heart which caused her heart to stop during surgery. “That was one of the most life threatening injuries,” said Shelley Akin, trauma nurse coordinator at University Hospital. “That really was the cause of her cardiac arrest in the operating room.” The ability of the trauma team to efficiently recognize the injury in Curtis’ heart was one of the main reasons her life was saved. Had the injury not been identified quickly and repaired, she would not


LeeAnn Curtis with trauma nurse Beth Kramer at University Hospital. Curtis was dancing at her prom only two months after leaving the hospital after a near-fatal car wreck. have lived, said Akin. Curtis also had very low blood pressure which came as a huge concern, said Dr. Bryce Robinson, trauma surgeon at University Hospital. Curtis’ mother was given an estimated length of recovery time that was discouraging.

“They told her to look forward to living in the hospital for three or four months at the least,” said LeeAnn Curtis. On March 26, after seven surgeries and weeks of physical therapy, Curtis was released from the hospital, and she went to her prom a month later.

The fact that she went directly home without any outpatient therapy was exceptionally rare, said Robinson. The trauma team was pleased with Curtis’ recovery and still exchange emails with her , said Curtis. “(LeeAnn) was extremely compliant with everything we asked her to do,” said Akin. She said when it came to physical therapy, Curtis did everything she was told regardless of the pain. The trauma center was not the only source of motivation for Curtis. “The biggest thing that helped me get through it all was that they let my mom stay with me, she did not leave my side at all,” said Curtis. University Hospital receives so much community support which has contributed to its success and allows it to help patients like Curtis to survive. The accident has opened Curtis’ eyes and has changed her life in many ways, but she continues to have an optimistic attitude. “It has made me realize that you only get one life,” said Curtis, “and you really have to think about everything you do.”

Ribbon cutting signals house completion

the United States. As part of their charter, they are committed to continuing to provide Cincinnati area residents with free public concerts. Visit to learn more

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The Colerain Township family movies in the park series continues Friday, July 24, with “Coraline” The evening begins with Kid's Karaoke at 8:30 p.m. followed by the movie at dusk. Movies are shown at the amphitheater in Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road . Concessions will be available during the movies. If you have any questions, please call 385-7503.

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The completion of construction of two homes built to serve eight adults with mental and physical disabilities in the Mount Airy and North College Hill were celebrated with a Community Open House July 10. The cutting was hosted by the project’s partners, Housing Resource Group and Resident Home Corporation, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati and KeyBank. The $931,617 Clovernook HUD 811 project was financed with a HUD 811 capital advance, a grant from KeyBank, equity from RHC, and an $80,000 Affordable Housing Program grant from the FHLBank. RHC will provide case management and other services including budget counseling, transportation and opportunities to connect with their community. “The need for safe, affordable and accessible housing for people with disabilities is growing tremendously in Hamilton County and RHC and HRG are working hard to secure resources to meet the needs of the people we have been partnering with for over 45 years. “We are thrilled we have had a number of opportunities to work with Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati and KeyBank, along with HUD, to bring this and other similar housing proj-


At the ribbon cutting for a Community Open House in Mount Airy July 10 were, from left, Julie Bohl, executive director, Housing Resource Group; Laura Sandmann, assistant vice president, KeyBank Community Development Lending; Patrick Maynard, president and CEO, Resident Home Corporation and Housing Resource Group; David Hehman, president and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati; Gene Fugate, KeyBank city president, Southwest Ohio District. The event will be hosted by the project’s partners, Housing Resource Group and Resident Home Corporation, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati and KeyBank. ects to life,” says Patrick Maynard, President and CEO of RHC and HRG. “Though we fund housing like this throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, it’s especially gratifying to have such a highquality project in our own back yard,” said David Hehman, president and CEO of the FHLBank. The residents live in two new, fully accessible homes

in Mount Airy and North College Hill. Planning for the Clovernook homes began in 2005, and the first residents arrived in the fall of 2008. The homes were built to blend into the neighborhood, and are part of RHC’s long-term plan to build smaller homes, to replace the large group homes that had traditionally served adults with special needs, said Debbie

Greenebaum, housing development planner for the Housing Resource Group, which builds housing for RHC. “We needed something that would work with fewer numbers of residents, something that would be more affordable, something that would be more accessible,” she said. “The neighborhoods have been very welcoming.”


Beth Barber is the executive director of Renaissance West at North Bend Crossing. She was previously as Renaissance West’s director of sales and community relations. Barber has more than 15 years in senior living. She has previously served as executive director of Amber Park Retirement Village in Cincinnati and Cape May Retirement Village in Wilmington, and Housing Manager of Mount Pleasant Place in Monroe. Scheduled to open in August, Renaissance West at North Bend Crossing will be Greater Cincinnati’s newest full-service, rental retirement community featuring independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments. The community is in its final stage of construction at 5156 North Bend Crossing in Cincinnati. Unlike existing continu-



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Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 3241 Fiddler’s Green Road. Apples, peaches, plums, pears and vegetables. 574-0663. Green Township.


Powel Crosley YMCA Day Camp Overnight, 4 p.m., YMCA – Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road. Through July 25. Ages 6-12. $20 first child, $15 each additional sibling. Registration required. 5217112. Springfield Township.


Open House, 1-4 p.m., StoneBridge at Winton Woods, 10290 Mill Road. View different floor plans and meet residents. Includes raffles and refreshments. Free. Registration required by July 22. 825-0460. Springfield Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 2 5

Reptilian O’Rama, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. See live reptiles and learn about their special skin and unusual heart and lungs. Free, parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.9 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Ohio state fishing license required. Free fishing, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. Parky’s Ark Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Wet play area with 18 animal figures that squirt and spray water onto play surface area. $2 ages 2-12; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 2 4


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


St. James the Greater Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Road. Bands, games for all ages, raffles, food and entertainment. Free. Through July 26. 741-5300. White Oak. St. Bartholomew Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Bartholomew Church, 9375 Winton Road. Rides, games, raffles, entertainment and food. Through July 26. 522-3680. Finneytown.

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Materials include leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and prunings from trees or shrubs. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755. Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road. Materials include leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and prunings from trees or shrubs. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755. Colerain Township.


Skirts and Shirts, 7:30 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Plus level Western-style square and round dance club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


St. James the Greater Parish Festival, 4 p.m.-midnight, St. James the Greater, 7415300. White Oak. St. Bartholomew Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, St. Bartholomew Church, 522-3680. Finneytown. Community Fun-for-All Festival, 4-8 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road. Food, games, prizes and activities for all ages. Cookout dinner: $8, $4 children. Game bracelets: $5. Benefits worldwide missions. 825-0733. Pleasant Run.


Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.9 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township. Parky’s Ark Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Friday Night Float, 8 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Pointers on kayaking and discuss history of lake. Participants must fit properly in provided personal flotation devices. Includes refreshments. $10, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by July 22. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Bring seating. Classic rock music by the Boomers. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. Summer Woods, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Escape to the Greenbelt Preserve for a walk beneath mature trees and search for flowers, plants, birds and other wildlife. Free, parking permit required. Registration required online by July 23. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. Great Goldfinch, 2 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Pin Oak Trail. Learn about the wild canary and how it lives. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 5217275. Colerain Township.


Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.9 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township. Parky’s Ark Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 2 6


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 946-7755. Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 946-7755. Colerain Township.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 1-5 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


St. James the Greater Parish Festival, 310:30 p.m., St. James the Greater, 7415300. White Oak. St. Bartholomew Festival, 4-10 p.m., St. Bartholomew Church, 522-3680. Finneytown.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road. Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Free, donations accepted. Presented by GermanAmerican Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 574-1741. Monfort Heights.


Eleventy Seven, 7:30-11 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. Christian. With The Great Transparency and Bazookas Go Bang. CD release show. $13, $10 advance. 8258200. Forest Park.





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Tales to Tails, 2 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. Read aloud to a certified therapy dog. Ages 6-12. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road. 574-6333. Green Township. Saturday Nite Blues, 6:30-10 p.m., Pit To Plate BBQ, 8021 Hamilton Ave. Presented by Pit To Plate BBQ. 931-9100. Mount Healthy.


Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.9 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township. Parky’s Ark Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 2 7


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.9 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township. Parky’s Ark Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Agape Children’s Center School-Age Summer Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Dayspring Church of God, 1060 Smiley Ave. Daily through Aug. 31. Includes field trips, transportation, fun learning activities and meals. Ages 10 and under. $155 per week. Registration required. 674-2323. Forest Park. Agape Children’s Center Pre-School Summer Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Dayspring Church of God, 1060 Smiley Ave. Daily through July 31. Includes field trips, transportation, fun learning activities and meals. Ages 5 and under. $155 per week. 6742323. Forest Park. Great Outdoors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Daily through July 31. Outdoor recreation including fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, camping, horseback riding and obstacle courses, rope and wall climbing. Ages 7-17. $260. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.



Disney Channel star and singer Demi Lovato will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at U.S. Bank Arena, with special guest David Archuleta. He was runner-up in “American Idol” in 2008. For tickets, visit

Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Christ Prince of Peace United Methodist Church, 10507 Colerain Ave. Daily through July 31. Camp E.D.G.E. Experience + Discover God Everywhere. Age 4 to grade 5. Free. 288-5210. Colerain Township.


The St. Bartholomew Festival is this weekend at the church, 9375 Winton Road. Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 24, 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, July 25, and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 26. For more information, call 522-3680. Lili Morlan of College Hill is pictured sliding down the Rat Race inflatable obstacle course at last year’s festival.


Technology Camp, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave. Daily through July 31. Computer training, independent living skills, introduction to assistive software. Ages 8-22. $70. 728-6286. North College Hill.


Junior Golf Camp, 9-10:30 a.m., Neumann Golf Course, 7215 Bridgetown Road. Daily through July 30. Daily skills instruction. Ages 7-13. Ages 46 with parental supervision. Shotgun scramble pizza party at Dunham Golf Course on Guerley Road. $45. Registration required. 574-1320. Bridgetown.


Powel Crosley Summer Day Camp: Believe It or Not, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA – Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road. Daily through July 31. Traditional camp activities. Ages 6-12. Pre and post camp care available. $164, $125 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Powel Crosley YMCA Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA – Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road. Daily through July 31. Traditional camp activities. Ages 12-14. $165, $125 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Powel Crosley YMCA Preschool Camp, 9 a.m.-noon (Mini scientists. Ages 3-5) and 9 a.m.-noon (Pee wee sports of all sorts. Ages 4-6), YMCA – Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road. Daily through July 31. $102, $75 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Powel Crosley Specialty Camp: Simply Science, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA – Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road. Daily through July 31. Ages 6-12. $102, $75 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Traditional Day Camp: Splish Splash, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road. Daily through July 31. Themed weekly activities. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Extended care available. Grades K-5. $165, $135 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Pre-School Camps: Jungle Jamboree, 9 a.m. -3:45 p.m. or 9 a.m.-noon or 12:453:45 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road. Daily through July 31. Themed-weekly activities. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Extended care available. Ages 3-5. Full day: $165, $135 members; half day: $85, $70 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 9234466. Groesbeck. Gymnastics, 9 a.m.-noon, Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road. Daily through July 31. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Extended care available. Ages 6-12. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 362-9622. Groesbeck.

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Continentals Round Dance Club, 7 p.m., North College Hill United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road. Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. North College Hill. 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. $25. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 923-3808. Springfield Township.


Progressive Square Dance Class, 7:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road. Casual dress. Smooth-soled shoes required. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.

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Choreographed Ballroom Dancing, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road. Introduce yourself to waltz, two-step, cha cha and more. Smooth soled shoes required. Free, donations accepted. 929-2427. Springfield Township.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 5740663. Green Township.


High School Physicals, 6-9 p.m., Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine-West, 6480 Harrison Ave. Ohio High School forms requested with signed consent by parent or guardian, no exceptions. Forms may be obtained through school’s athletic department. Athletic shorts and shirts required. Grades 7-12. $20. 354-3700. Green Township.


Jersey Productions returns to the Aronoff Center to perform “Oklahoma!” It is at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23; and at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 24-25. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 513-621-2787 or visit Pictured are Case Dillard as Curly and Courtney Brown as Laurey.


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Today’s marriages as predicted 40 years ago arriving future and how it w o u l d affect our lives. He showed how we fast Father Lou were forming a Guntzelman “ t h r o w Perspectives a w a y ” society. This, in turn, would lead us to adopt a concept of transience – a new “temporariness” in everyday life as well as a mood of impermanence. This Age of Transience would soon affect our relationship with people, but also our attitude toward things, places, ideas, as well as toward institutions and organizations. He wrote, “The people of the future will live in a condition of ‘high transience’ –

a condition in which the duration of relationships is cut short … things, places, people, ideas, and organizational structures will all get ‘used up’ more quickly.” Permanent commitment to anything would become passé. Before most of last week’s brides and grooms were even born, Toffler predicted that success in the marriage of the future would come to be determined by the degree to which matched development actually occurs between spouses. Love would be determined by the degree of shared growth, not necessarily by the giving of self. Yet, he goes on to say, “The mathematical odds are heavily stacked against any couple achieving this ideal of parallel growth. The odds

The current atmosphere we’ve collectively spawned over the years is no friend of the newly married, or long-married for that matter. Didn’t we ever see where we were going? plummet when the rate of change in a society accelerates, as it is now doing. “In a fast-moving society in which … the family is again and again torn loose from home and community, in which individuals move further from their parents, further from the religion of origin, and further from traditional values, it is almost miraculous if two people develop at anything like comparable rates.” Dire words! And now, almost 40 years later, our own observations bear him out. Human relationships have become more transient


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and the development of genuine love more tenuous. Love is now sought in serial marriages or clandestine affairs. In 1970 Toffler claimed that in the future those who marry will have an average of three marriages in their lifetime: the first for the expression of sexuality; the second for procreating children; and the third for companionship. “There will be some,” he predicted, “who, through luck, interpersonal skill and high intelligence, will find it possible to make long-lasting monogamous marriages work. Some will succeed in

marrying for life and finding durable love and affection. But the others will fail to make even sequential marriages endure for long.” My dear brides and grooms, isn’t it remarkably sad that what was predicted 39 years ago has now become true? May your marriage be counter-culture, your commitment permanent, your love enduring. And may your children find in your relationship an inspiration for their own. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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The wedding season is upon us. It runs from spring to late autumn. It’s anybody’s guess how many weddings occurred just this last weekend. Today’s weddings occur in a sociological atmosphere quite different from that of a couple’s parents and grandparents. The current atmosphere we’ve collectively spawned over the years is no friend of the newly married, or long-married for that matter. Didn’t we ever see where we were going? Someone did. In 1970 an interesting book, “Future Shock,” was written by Alvin Toffler. He was a sociology professor at Cornell University who conducted research into future value systems. From this research he predicted what our culture could expect in the fast-

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Got garden vegetables? Make frittata, slaw When we plant our vegetable garden, it seems like forever before it starts bearing. Then all of a sudden, I’m inundated with cucumbers, zucchinis and tomatoes. Then the corn comes on and we’re eating corn every night. I’m not complaining; in fact, I feel more than blessed. But the thing is I need to clone myself just like I clone recipes for you. Anybody got ideas how to do that?

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Dale and Julie Alexander’s Fabulous Frittata

Frittatas are popular now: Mark Bittman of the New York Times has his version and Loveland readers Julie and Dale Alexander have theirs, too. “After moving to Love-



When calculating what kind of house you can afford, don’t just look at the list price. The amount you pay for a house is important when you consider your ability to re-sell the house. Today’s mortgage options are increasing the possibilities for homebuyers, so you should also take a close look at what it will cost you to live in the house. Your monthly housing cost is the second ďŹ gure to consider, and that cost is very much determined by current interest rates. Today’s real estate market is very price-driven. Homes that are in the best condition and have the most attractive price tags are the ones that sell. Diverse ďŹ nancing options and competition among lenders are giving many buyers the opportunity to buy a more expensive house or condo than they thought they could afford—and to buy it sooner. There are many creative ways to get into a home with a relatively small amount of money. Ask your Realtor to help you look at today’s numbers—you may be pleasantly surprised. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 28 years and is a CertiďŹ ed Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation. For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, contact Mark Schupp at Star One Realtors. Please call me at 385-0900 (ofďŹ ce) or 385-0035 (home) or visit my website:

land from Illinois last year, we found we r e a l l y missed our Sunday morning breakfast Rita p l a c e , Heikenfeld Benedict’s Rita’s kitchen in East Dundee, Ill. One of our favorites was the Frittata OlÊ. We adapted a frittata recipe from Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa, as a basis for our version of Frittata OlÊ. This is great for Sunday brunch with a Bloody Mary!� 3

⠄4 pound chorizo sausage (use the fresh, not smoked/cooked kind) 1 medium onion, diced 11⠄2 cups red and yellow pepper or green bell pepper, diced 4-6 green onions, chopped 9 extra large eggs 1 cup whipping cream 2 teaspoons Mexican seasoning (we use Penzey’s Southwest) 1 cup shredded Mexican style or cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon butter Sour cream Salsa Brown chorizo sausage in skillet, drain and crumble. In an oven-proof 10- or 11-inch skillet, melt butter and saute onions until translucent. Add 1 teaspoon of Mexican seasoning, stir in sausage, peppers and onions. Whisk eggs with cream. Whisk in 1 teaspoon

Mexican spice. Pour half egg mixture into skillet with the other ingredients and stir. Add 1â „2 cup of cheese. Add remaining egg mixture, stir slightly. Add remaining 1â „2 cup cheese, stir slightly. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes until golden brown and eggs set. Garnish with sour cream and salsa. Serves six to eight.

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For Shari Weber, Anderson Township, and several others. “Something’s different in there and it’s so good,� she told me about this Anderson Township eatery. Well, after Trew, kitchen manager/chef got the OK to share this, turns out the “secret� could either be the celery seed or the restaurant’s own from-scratch mayo. “We want to serve our customers the best homemade food,� John Broshar, co-owner told me. Worth a visit for this alone or their new Caribbean slaw. 2 pounds shredded green cabbage About 2 cups shredded carrots 1 medium onion, diced fine Diced bell peppers, red and green 2 tablespoons celery seed 4 cups real mayonaise 1 ⠄2 cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar Salt Mix veggies together.


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Chess Coach Kevin Coleman offers free chess classes for anyone age 5 and up (including adults) on the fourth Saturday of each month this summer in the meeting room of the North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave. Beginners meet at 11 a.m. and advanced students meet at 12:05 p.m. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call 369-6068 to register for upcoming classes being held on July 25 and August 22. The North Central branch library also hosts a weekly

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Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a community yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 1, and is looking for people interested in renting a space to sell items. The Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church Annual Community Yard Sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church, 11565 Pippin Road. For information on renting a space please call 821-7567 or 825-4544. Leave a message with regards to the yard sale, your name and phone number and your call will be returned.

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Check out the festival scene at two local festivals this weekend. St. James the Greater, White Oak parish festival runs from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, July 24; 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 25, and 3 to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 26. The festival will be on the church grounds at 3565 Hubble Road. Call 7415300 for information. St. Bartholomew Parish festival runs from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, July 24; 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 25, and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 26. Car show on Sunday. The festival will be on the church grounds at 9375 Winton Road. Call 522-3680 for information. Both festivals feature games, food, rides, prizes and alcohol with ID.

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chess club, every Saturday, 1 - 3 p.m. This is a very casual gathering of chess players of all ages and abilities who want to get together to play.


Hope Lutheran Church presents its annual vacation bible school from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Aug. 3, through Friday, Aug. 7, at the church, 4695 Blue Rock Road. This year the theme of Hope Vacation Bible School will be “Discover Canyon: Explore the Wonders of the Word.� Download a registration form at and send it, along with a $5 registration fee, to: Cathy Klayer, Hope Lutheran Church, 4695 Blue Rock Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247.

community or know someone behind on their mortgage or in danger of foreclosure, the forum is for you. The Cincinnati Parish Collaborative of the Archdiocesan Catholic Social Action Office and Working in Neighborhoods are sponsors. For information, call Working in Neighborhoods, 5415109, ext. 105, or the Catholic Social Action Office, 421-3131, ext. 2660.


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July 22, 2009

DEATHS Marie M. Bruser, 86, Monfort Heights, died July 11. Survived by siblings Catherine Carleton, Millie, Robert, Helen, Walter Bruser; nephews and nieces Ronald Carleton, Mary Dole, Robert, Barbara, Thomas, Joseph, Michael, David Bruser; 12 great-nieces and nephews.

Jack Fieglein

John F. “Jack� Fieglein, 82, Colerain Township, died July 11. He was World War II veteran. Survived by wife Evelyn Fieglein;

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sons Chuck, Denny, Doug Fieglein; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Johnny Fieglein, brother Bill Fieglein. Services were July 15 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Beckman Parent Council, 2600 Civic Center Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45231 or the Hospice of Cincinnati, 4200 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Flick Frankenstein

Eugene H. “Flick� Frankenstein, 71, Colerain Township, died July 10. He owned an excavating company. Survived by daughter Vicky Sanchez; siblings Frederick, Forrest “Frosty,� Marvin “Whitey� Frankenstein, Villma “Tootie� Payne, Carolyn “Susie� Grubbs, Shirley “Bessie� Neeley; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers Melvin, Marvin Frankenstein. Services were July 14 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

Stephen Griffith

Stephen Griffith, 55, Green Township, died July 10. He was a delivery

driver for Harter & Sons. Survived by siblings Jerry, Larry Griffith, Eileen Jackson; nephews and nieces Chelsea, Jay, Jonah, Olivia and Alex. Preceded in death by parents Gerald, Leah Griffith. Services were July 14 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Joyce Kolks

Joyce Epure Vice Kolks, 77, Springfield Township, died July 9. Survived by husband John “Ace� Kolks; children Richard, Stephen, Douglas, Barbara, David Vice, Susan Morgan; grandchildren Richelle Gill, Katy Cooper, Joe Aiken, Ryan May, Sara, Kristin, Abby, Nicole, Kesley, Evan, Alex, Rachel Vice, Gabriel, Jonny Bothen; great-grandchildren Zachary, Brianna, Mackenzie Gill, Lorraine, Keith May; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents George, Nora Epure, stepmother Lillian Epure, twin sister Joan Vonderhaar-Hewald, brothers George, Edward Epure. Services were July 13 at Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Cincinnati.

Annmarie Sanfillipo

Annmarie Ridenour Sanfillipo, 32, Green Township, died July 9. She was office manager for USA Collision Sanfillipo Centers. Survived by husband Joe Sanfillipo III; parents Randal, Shirley Ridenour; grandparents Max, Betty Ridenour; brother Randal Ridenour; nephew and niece Andrew, Christian, Nathan, Lydia. Preceded in death by mother Maryanne Ridenour. Services were July 14 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212.

Patricia Smyth

Patricia Ann Smyth, 71, Green Township, died July 15. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Neal Smyth; children Marilyn Witt, Sharon


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Ruth Kraut Stehlin, 85, died June 10. She was a resident of the Llanfair Retirement Community. Survived by daughters Karen May, Kathy Brians, Bev Noland; grandchildren Kim, Adam, Robyn, Scott, Eric, Stephanie, Ryan, Keith; 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband William Stehlin, sister Loraine Grant. Services were July 17 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.


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Boulder Path Drive: Monte Vista Villa LLC to Boulder Path LLC; $234,000. Bridge Point Pass: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $355,557. Glenway Ave.: Glenway Shoppes LLC to CFA Real Property I LLC; $1,240,000. Summit Lake Drive: Monte Vista Villa LLC to Boulder Path LLC; $234,000.

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About obituaries


Marie Bruser

Services were July 15 at St. James Church. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes.Neighborhood designations are approximate.

Police reports CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations

Christian Furr, born 1990, drug abuse, 2500 Flanigan Court, July 7. Kevin D. Artis, born 1983, domestic violence, 5500 Colerain Ave., July 9. Tamika Hardin, born 1986, assault, 2600 Hillvista Lane, July 10. George A Stevens, born 1961, obstruction of official business, 5200 Fox Road, July 9. Joni L. Inman, born 1987, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, 4800 Pine Ridge Road, July 13. Lamont Gooch, born 1986, trafficking, 4800 Hawaiian Terrace, July 8. Ronald Jackson, born 1968, falsification, 5700 Colerain Ave., July 7.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

2900 Highforest Lane, July 8. 4800 Hawaiian Terrace, July 9.


Victim struck in face at 7598 Boleyn Drive, June 4.


Victim struck and phone of unknown value removed at 3173 Springdale Road, May 23.

Breaking and entering

Church entered and video equipment valued at $500 at 8871 Colerain Ave., June 28.


Felonious assault

Residence entered and Wii and games of unknown value removed at 3222 Harry Lee Lane, June 21. Residence entered at 2318 Walden Glen Circle, June 30. Residence entered at 2692 Pippin Court, June 7.


Brick thrown at window at 4018


2900 Highforest Lane, July 5. 5300 Colerain Ave., July 3. 5300 Hamilton Ave., July 3. 5700 Argus Road, July 5. 2600 Chesterfield Court, July 9. 2900 Highforest Lane, July 2. 5500 Colerain Ave., July 6. 6500 Kirkland Drive, July 3.

Vehicle theft

5400 Fox Road, July 7. 5400 Fox Road, July 7.


James Carr, 48, 7238 Creekview Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 7500 Creekview Drive, June 29. Savanna Claxton, 21, 9658 Cedarhurst, disorderly conduct at 9658 Cedarhurst Drive, June 28. Robert Edmundson, 26, 2376 Walden Glen Circle, open container at 2376 Walden Glen, June 26. Todd Gray, 22, 3900 Blue Herron Lane, drug possession at Sheed and Hanley, June 30. Iesha Holloman, 18, 1000 Sycamore Street, theft, endangering children at 8451 Colerain Ave., June 29. Raymone Johnson, 29, 2757 Montana Ave., trafficking, carrying concealed weapon, failure to comply at 3334 Bowling Green Court, June 30. Cody Kennedy, 21, 7099 Newbridge Drive, operating motor vehicle impaired at Melody Manor Drive and Newbridge Drive, April 19. Jacqueline Lang, 32, 12083 Stone Mill Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 12083 Stone Mill Road, June 24. Jerica McFarland, 18, 2888 Butterwick Court, underage possession of intoxicating liquor at 4725 Springdale Road, June 18. Etta Roberts, 37, 49 Main Street, theft at 3711 Stonecreek Blvd., July 8. Eugene Sweeten, 44, 2571 LaFeuille, failure to comply at 2798 Hyannis, June 25.

Criminal simulation

Juvenile male, 17, domestic violence, disorderly conduct, criminal damaging at 10264 October Drive, June 28. Juvenile female, 17, underage possession of intoxicating liquor at 4725 Springdale Road, June 13. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 3675 Stone Creek Blvd., June 26. Juvenile female, 12, theft at 3675 Stone Creek Blvd., June 26.


Criminal damaging

July 22, 2009

Fake currency passed at 7699 Harrison Ave., June 24.

Criminal trespassing

Victim reported at 2325 Walden Glen Circle, June 27. Victim reported at 3500 Commons Circle, June 28.

Domestic violence

Appletree Court, June 27. Window of vehicle shattered at 2764 Quaker Court, June 29. Vehicle damaged by cart at 6401 Colerain Ave., June 26. Vehicle damaged at 6857 Hillary Drive, June 24. Sign damaged at 2430 Compton Road, June 25. Vehicle scratched at 9675 Stadia Drive, June 25. Vehicle door damaged at 2803 Cranbrook Drive, June 28. Vehicle window damaged at 11588 Greenridge Drive, June 27. Vehicle windshield damaged at 3210 Nandale Drive, June 26. Bike tire damaged at Niagara and Deshler Drive, June 28. Concrete pillar damaged at 4725 Springdale Road, June 4.

Female reported at Colerain Avenue and Ronald Reagan Highway, June 27.

Child endangering

Children left in vehicle at 8451 Colerain Ave., June 9.

Identity fraud

Victim reported at 3273 Lapland Drive, June 4.

Misuse of credit card

Credit card removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., June 29.

Passing bad checks

Reported at 6777 East Miami River Road June 26.

Public indecency

Victim reported at 9501 Colerain Ave., June 27.


Vehicle entered and $4 removed at 3233 Sovereign Drive, June 27. Vehicle tire of unknown value removed from vehicle at 3357 Niagara

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About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300. Street, June 25. Blue Ray discs valued at $179 removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., June 23. Vehicle removed and purse and contents valued at $350 removed at 2961 Gregory's Place, June 24. TV, game system and games, laptop , computer, and clothing valued at $7,500 at 2269 Grant Ave., June 24. Radio valued at $200 removed at 6401 Colerain Ave., June 24. Tools valued at $529.29 removed at 9733 Gibralter Drive, June 4. CDs valued at $1,500 removed at 2780 Rumford Court, June 4. Bedroom set, mower, appliances and toy Escalade valued at $3,630

removed at 11878 Kitt Run Court, June 1. Lock box documents of unknown value removed at 9008 Brookside drive, June 8. Merchandise valued at $2,040 removed at 9481 Colerain Ave., June 9. $100 removed at 9965 Arborwood Drive, June 8. Merchandise valued at $240 removed at 9040 Colerain Ave., June 8.

Theft/criminal damaging

Vehicle entered and wallet and contents valued at $325 removed at 8245 Fawnlake Court, June 28.

Police reports continued B8

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Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry

EPISCOPAL ChristChurchGlendaleEpiscopalChurch 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

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BAPTIST Creek Road Baptist Church 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

St. Stephen’s Episcopal C hurch 9191 Daly Road, Springfield Tw p., 522-8628 w w w .ststep h en s-cin ci.o rg The R ev’d D avid B. Bailey, Pastor Sum m er Schedule: June thru August Sunday, 8am & 10:30am Holy Com m union W ed. 7pm Evening Prayer First Sat. of each m onth, 10am Outdoor Stations of the Cross

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ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

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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




5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook


Trinity Lutheran Church

1553 Kinney Ave Mt Healthy 522-3026 Pastor Todd A. Cutter

8:30am Traditional Worship 9:45am Sunday School 10:45am Breakout Contemporary Worship Visit us at: www.trinitymthealthy.orgs

UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace

3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website:

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

Faith Lutheran Church


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

Sunday School 10:15

HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

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

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Taiwanese Ministry 769-0728

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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

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

3751 Creek Rd.




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


Visitors Welcome

PRESBYTERIAN Northminister Presbyterian Church

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

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



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


The Presbyterian Church of Wyoming 225 Wyoming Avenue • Wyoming 513-821-8735 Traditional Worship 8am & 11am Contemporary Worship 9am. At the pool for the month of July!

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

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

Nursery Provided

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

Pastor: Jessica Taft 385-9077 Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am

Nursery Available/Handicap Access

St Paul - North College Hill

Northwest Community Church 8745 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

6997 Hamilton Ave 931-2205 Rev. Virginia Duffy, Interim Minister Lollie Kasulones, Minister for Program Evelyn Osterbrock, Minister for Children Sundays: Music & Announcement 9:45am Worship at 10:00am Sunday School and Child Care Nurtured And Fellowship Groups For All Ages


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POLICE REPORTS Corey Medlock, 20, 5602 Lawrence Road, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct at 6537 Glenway Ave., June 28. Amberley R. Johnson, 25, 1109 Mill St., theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., June 28. Kyle J. Capano, 26, 5330 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 8, possession of drug paraphernalia at 5330 Lee's Crossing Drive, June 28. Alexandria Wiggins, 26, 2875 Morningridge Drive, possession of marijuana at 5131 Glenway Ave., June 28. James S. Brannon, 23, 2007 Beechglen Court, drug abuse at Sidney Road and Crookshank, June 28. Curtis Simpson, 25, 2056 E. Teralta, possession of drugs at Sidney Road and Glenway Avenue, June 28. Walter L. Whitfield, 32, 3717 Woodbine Ave., possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension at 2954 Diehl Road, June 29. Shawn R. Inabnitt, 36, 1648 Minion Ave., possession of drugs at 4571 North Bend Road, June 29. Brian Smith, 26, 3969 Roswell Ave., possession of drugs at 6000 Harrison Ave., June 30. Sara L. Dean, 25, 70 Glendale-Milford Road No. 53, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., June 30. Shannon T. Mirick, 26, 70 GlendaleMilford Road No. 51, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., June 30. Kendra M. Lockhart, 32, 3616 Westwood Northern Blvd. No. 51, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., June 30. Thomas J. Gilkey, 21, 1201 Hickorylane Drive, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia at 3284 Brater Ave., July 1. Juvenile, 17, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, July 2. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence and criminal damaging at 1371 Colonial Drive, July 2. Stephanie Vastine, 26, No Address Listed, theft and drug paraphernalia

at 3491 North Bend Road, July 2. Brian Biddle, 32, 2391 N. State Road, theft at 3491 North Bend Road, July 2. Danielle L. Cavanaugh, 28, 425 N. Miami, theft and possessing drug abuse instruments at 3491 North Bend Road, July 2. Carlos Perez, 27, 4543 Glenway Ave. No. 10, forgery and tampering with records at 5694 Harrison Ave., July 2. Arrests/Citations Robin A. Bowden, 42, 3682 Hader Ave., domestic violence at 3682 Hader Ave., July 5. Michael A. Breens, 33, 3733 Ripplegrove Drive, drug abuse at North Bend Road & Cheviot Road, July 6. Kevin C. Coffey, 24, 3342 Alexis Road, drug trafficking, possession of drugs and possessing drug instruments at Lawrence Road & Glenway Avenue, July 12. Stephanie K. Collins, 26, 4225 Kirby Ave. No. 2, possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instrument at 6490 Glenway Ave., July 3. Scott B. Emmons, 31, 5260 Sidney Road, theft at eastbound Interstate 74, July 5. Keri K. Feldman, 29, 6224 Cheviot Road, theft at 6610 Glenway Ave., July 3. James R. Guth, 61, 399 W. Galbraith Road No. 102, aggravated menacing at 5865 Harrison Ave., July 6. Emmanuel D. Harrison, 32, 1087 Mound St., possession of drugs at Shepherd Creek & Blue Spruce, July 6. Daniel E. Jackson, 27, 2673 Tobermory Court, possession of drugs at 6850 Colerain Ave., July 12. Clayton D. Mcdonough, 23, 4556 Rybolt Road, possession of drugs at 3758 Ebenezer Road, July 4. William Mcroberts, 29, 3325 Parkhill Drive, burglary and possessing criminal tools at 3000 South Road, July 5.

Corey M. Medlock, 20, 5602 Lawrence Road, possession of drugs at 6101 Glenway Ave., July 3. Felecia L. Pfalz, 19, 3403 Aurora Ave., underage consumption at 3403 Aurora Ave., July 4. Vonn Reincke, 33, 3240 Montana Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., July 6. Damon L. Robbins, 56, 4411 Race Road, drug paraphernalia at Westwood Northern Boulevard & North Bend Road, July 8. Jeanine K. Stone, 37, 2314 Milvale Court, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 12. Gwendolyn F. Vasquez, 25, 2720 W. North Bend Road No. 10, possessing drug abuse instrument at Colerain Avenue & Kirby Road, July 5. Jason L. Whited, 25, 4368 Harrison Ave. No. 2, assault on police officer, menacing and resisting arrest at 4368 Harrison Ave., July 4. Brian P. Wysinger, 24, 6165 Hillside Ave., possession of drugs at Cleves Warsaw & Ebenezer Road, July 3. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs at 4164 Hutchinson, July 5. Juvenile, 17, drug possession and underage possession of tobacco at North Bend Road & Alpine Drive, July 7. Juvenile, 17, drug possession, underage consumption and underage possession of tobacco at North Bend Road & Alpine Drive, July 7. Juvenile, 16, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 7. Juvenile, 12, aggravated menacing and disorderly conduct at 5400 Edalbert Drive, July 7. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct at 5915 Colerain Ave., July 11.



Group of juveniles approached victim and struck him in head with road sign at 5830 Colerain Ave., June 27. Suspect hit victim in the face at 3850 Virginia Court, June 29.

Victim punched in eye by suspect at 6123 Colerain Ave., July 7. Suspect punched victim in the eye at 3307 Cresentview, July 12.

Breaking and entering

Golf cart damaged, and a chain saw, weed trimmer and set of power tools stolen from Hillview Golf Course at 6954 Wesselman Road, June 29. Two doors and two tables damaged in football press box at La Salle High School at 3091 North Bend Road, June 29. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle inside garage at 4310 Regency Ridge Court No. 125, July 1. Copper tubing and bucket of brass plumbing fixtures stolen from home's garage at 6021 Gaines Road, July 1. Riding lawn mower stolen from home's garage at 2875 South Road, July 7.


Purse and contents stolen from vehicle parked inside home's garage at 3056 Hoock Court, June 29. Two credit cards, gift card, cell phone, money, laptop computer and check book stolen from home at 3330 Kleeman Lake Court, June 29. Camera and cell phone stolen from home at 5749 Whistling Elk, June 29. Money stolen from purse inside home at 3386 North Bend Road No. 2, June 29. Purse and contents stolen from home at 4271 Pictureview Drive, June 30. Laptop computer, necklace, headphones and ear plugs stolen from home at 3061 Blue Rock Road, June 30. Two suspects kicked in door to apartment, but fled when complainant chased them at 3401 North Bend Road No. 3, July 3.

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Dirt bike stolen from home's garage at 6398 Suehaven Court, July 5. Laptop computer, two digital cameras, three pairs of shoes and a video game system stolen from home at 1322 Lemar Drive, July 5.

Criminal damaging

Front window on home shot with BB gun at 6767 Menz Lane, June 28. Dent kicked into vehicle door at Boudinot Avenue and Westwood Northern Boulevard, June 28. Outside mirror broken on vehicle at Mirror Lane and Charity Drive, June 28. Hood scratched on vehicle at 3663 Krierview Drive, June 29. Door and quarter panel scratched on vehicle at 3671 Krierview Drive, June 29. Window broken on vehicle at 1322 Lemar, June 29. Pipe cut on swimming pool pump at 5075 Shepherd Creek Road, July 2. Rock thrown through window on home at 3011 Limestone Circle, July 4. Rocks, eggs and sticks thrown at home causing damage to siding at 5470 Eula Ave., July 7. Large front window broken on home at 2339 Van Blaricum Road, July 8. Hole shot in window on front of home at 2255 Van Blaricum Road, July 8. Rear wall spray-painted with graffiti at School Bells at 6415 Glenway Ave., July 9. Window broken at Snowbug at 5800 Cheviot Road, July 10. Mailbox post broken at 4675 Farcrest Court, July 12. Two rocks thrown through garage door, breaking a window and damaging a vehicle parked inside at 5898 Cottontail Court, July 12. Rear window broken on vehicle at 5615 Sprucewood Drive, July 12.

Criminal mischief

Pieces of fish placed in mailbox at 2913 Orchardknoll Court, July 5. Yard covered with toilet paper at 2884 Bailey Ave., July 6. Eggs thrown on home at 5204 Laurel Ridge Lane, July 8.

Domestic Dispute

Argument between spouses at Turf Lane, June 27. Argument between parent and child at South Road, June 28. Argument between man and woman at Muddy Creek Road, June 29. Argument between parent and child at Maywood Avenue, June 29. Argument between siblings at Springmyer Drive, July 1. Argument between spouses at Hader Avenue, July 5. Argument between man and woman at Harrison Avenue, July 4.

Argument between man and woman at South Road, July 4. Argument between man and woman at Colerain Avenue, July 12.

Domestic violence

Male suspect allegedly grabbed, pushed and struck female victim at 2216 South Road, July 3.


Counterfeit $10 bill issued at Ameristop at 3670 Muddy Creek Road, July 8.


Two large piles of chipped wood and logs dumped on property without permission at 6004 Brierly Creek Road, July 8.


Aluminum siding and other siding materials stolen from work site at 7129 Tresselwood Drive, June 28. Money stolen from office at Game On at 5880 Cheviot Road, June 29. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 5630 Candlelite Terrace, June 29. Money stolen from vehicle at 5165 Breckenridge Drive, June 29. Cell phone and money stolen from counter at Kentucky Fried Chicken at 6444 Glenway Ave., June 29. Concrete saw stolen from work site at 6500 block Harrison Avenue, June 29. Several checks, personal documents and deposit slips stolen from home at 5400 Jamies Oak, June 29. Vehicle stolen from home at 5400 Jamies Oak, June 29. Money and GPS unit stolen from vehicle at 3363 North Bend Road, June 30. Set of golf clubs stolen from vehicle at 5654 Sidney Road, June 30. Metal American flag stolen from home's yard at 3636 Ridgewood Ave., June 30. Trailer stolen from storage unit at 3220 Westbourne Drive, June 30. Money stolen from victim's wallet at Kroger at 5830 Harrison Ave., June 30. Several linens and bedding items stolen from Big Lots at 3690 Werk Road, June 30. Camera and Apple iPod stolen from vehicle at 5942 Harrison Ave., July 1. MP3 player, camera, lithium battery, cologne and money stolen from vehicle at 4250 Pictureview Lane,

July 1. Handgun and 10 rounds of ammunition stolen from vehicle at 4873 Kleeman Green, July 1. Two subwoofers and an amplifier stolen from vehicle at 3682 Hader Ave., July 1. Business check stolen, forged and cashed from Autumn Rehab and Remodeling at 5941 Lawrence Road, July 1. Check, change cup and money stolen from vehicle at 3503 West Fork Road, July 2. Concrete saw stolen from home at 6464 Hayes Road, July 2. Three personal checks and a gift card stolen from mailbox area at 4320 Regency Ridge, July 2. Two necklaces stolen from home at 2944 Gilligan Drive, July 2. Tool box, miscellaneous hand tools and 150 CDs stolen from vehicle at 5410 Lee's Crossing Drive No. 3, July 2. Five rings stolen from home at 6502 Hayes Road, July 2. Checkbook, registration and GPS unit stolen from vehicle at 5612 Biscayne Ave., July 4. Susepect seen shutting victim's car door and walking away, unknown of anything was stolen at 3114 Algus Lane, July 5. Money, business folders and four car titles stolen from Exquisite Auto Brokers at 5865 Harrison Ave., July 5. Several copper fittings stolen from vehicle at 3233 Parkhill, July 5. Guitar, bag, clothing and prescription medicine stolen from vehicle at 5610 Cheviot Road, July 5. CD player/car stereo and 20 CDs stolen from vehicle at 5718 Haubner Road, July 5. Money stolen from vehicle at 3352 Emerald Lake Drive, July 6. Two CDs stolen from vehicle at 5146 North Bend Road, July 6. Glove compartment rummaged through inside vehicle, but nothing found missing at 4271 Harrison Ave., July 6. Tool box and hand tools stolen from trailer at St. Aloysius Church at 4390 Bridgetown Road, July 6. Bicycle stolen from home's front yard at 2311 Sylved Lane, July 7. Personal check stolen from victim

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Wedding Miss Amanda Kirby and Mr. Justin Baker were married on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. The wedding and reception took place at The Little Britain Farm Carriage House in Burlington, KY. Pastor Tim Kufeldt, Dayspring Church of God, officiated. Mrs. Baker is the daughter of Grant and Keli Kirby of Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Baker is the son of Rayond Baker and Kathy BakerLingenfelter of Lexington, KY. Miss Holli Kirby, sister of the bride, served as the Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were: Amanda Heileman, Amber Johnson, Alice Noland and Gina Potter. MaiLy Noland was the Flower Girl. Mr. Raymond Baker, father of the groom, was the Best Man. Groomsmen were: Letelle and Chad Lingenfelter, Jackson Scant and Lisa Baker. Dillon and Hunter Baker, sons of the bride and groom, were the Ring Bearers. Following their honeymoon, the couple is residing in Dry Ridge, KY.


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and later forged and cashed at 2202 Ebenezer Road, July 7. Money stolen from vehicle at 3311 Hader Ave., July 8. Six DVDs, two video games and 10 CDs stolen from vehicle at 5354 Orchard Ridge Court, July 8. Watch, chain, pendant and two rings stolen from home at 3300 Hader Ave., July 8. CD player/car stereo stolen from vehicle at 5071 Glencrossing Way, July 8. GPS unit stolen from vehicle at 3540 Gailynn Drive, July 8. Cell phone stolen from vehicle at 3217 Westbourne Drive, July 8. GPS unit stolen from vehicle at 5271 Relluk Drive, July 9.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE THAT PS ORANGECO, INC. HAS AN OPERATOR’S LEIN AGAINST CERTAIN STORPROPERTY ED IN THE FOLLOWING UNITS. MORE PARTICU LARLY DESCRIBED FOLLOWS: AS Andrews Kristal B029, 414 Grandin Ave, Apt. C Cincinnati, OH 45246 Boxes, bags and furniture; Robin Brissie N432, 3522 Sweetwood Ct., Cincinnati, OH 45251, Furniture and Bedding; Denise Cantrell M380, 6414 Catalpa Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45239, Boxes, furniture and washer; Stacey Gaines L484, 9824 Loralinda Dr., Cincinnati, OH, 45241, Boxes, totes, and furniture;Kenya Greer N431, 2113 Hillrose Ct OH Cincinnati, 45240, Boxes, furniture and bedding; Tiria Hudson G196, 1452B Fagun Run Rd., New OH Richmond, 45157, Totes and furniture; Shamara Jacks D096 1145 Arlington Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 Furniture and bedding Velma Jones D112, 1500 Groesbeck Rd , Apt. 611, Cincinnati, OH 45224, Bags and furniture; Theresa Miramont G209, PO Box 33073, Cincinnati, OH 45233, Furniture, electronics, and tools; Jeanne Mulland A010 2062 C Alpine Village 35216 AL Hoover, Boxes, totes, and furniture; Theresa Mundy L488, 6545 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224, Boxes, furniture, and electronics ; Rick Parrish E137, 201 Patterson St., Cincinnati, OH 45215, Furniture, bedding, and electronics; Pamela Price N428, 5691 Colerain Ave Fl 1, Cincinnati, OH 45239, Boxes and bedding; Vanover James F172, 11758 Olympia Way #206 Cincinnati, OH 45240 Boxes and furniture; David Webb D119, 32 Modern Way, Chattsworth, GA 30705, Boxes and furniture; Rodney White M388, PO Box 6190, Cincinnati, OH 45206, Boxes, rims and an air compressor; Jerry Williams K334, 2888 Fischer PL, Cincinnati, OH 45211, Boxes, furniture, and electronics Cassandra Winter-meyer B025, 3437 Hollyglen Ct., Cincinnati, OH 45251, Furniture, bedding, and electronics; Heather Williams/ Lane L340 10731 Gloris Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45231 Boxes. OPERATOR INTENDS TO DISPOSE OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY AT PUBLIC SALE AS FOLLOWS: DATE OF SALE: 7/30/09 TIME OF SALE: 9:45am LOCATION OF SALE:PUBLIC STORAGE #24403, 9660 Colerain Ave, 1001483503


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July 22, 2009

Twp. yard sale earns rave ratings By Heidi Fallon

They came, they saw, they shopped. Folks found all sorts of bargains while those behind the tables were more than happy to part with their treasures at the Springfield Township com-

munity yard sale. Residents and community organizations took the opportunity to sell their items both inside and outside at the township senior/community center. It was the first such event and, given the enthusiastic success, probably not the last.



Bored with business, friends, from left, Seth Schwab, 7, Westwood; Brandon Sander, 5, and Nathan Sander, 8, Colerain Township, found playing with their Bionicles a lot more fun.

Kim Snow shows shoppers what a lovable creature she’s willing to part with for $20. She said she was selling her decorative friend because “my grandchildren are afraid of him.”


Border collie Bailey wasn’t for sale, but he found a friend in Maddie Dorsel, 10. The duo were with the Finneytown Athletic Association cheerleaders selling items at the community yard sale.



One of Frank Gentile’s customers was an old friend, Jean Brock, now living in Springdale. She was happy with the bargains she discovered, lugging home a table and a rolling pin.

Cynthia Batte sorts the array of clothing she was hoping would appeal to yard sale shoppers.





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Bob White, Finneytown, buys a box of kitchen utensils to the delight of Deb Gentile.

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