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Health, safety fair helps students get ready for school By Jennie Key

As families begin to get ready for going back to school, the Northwest Local School District is getting ready to lend a hand. The HANDS Health Center is coordinating its 13th annuA little al Health and Safety Fair history from 10 a.m. The Health to 2 p.m. Assistance for W e d n e s d a y, Northwest District Aug. 12, at Schools Health Northwest Center began when the High School, Northwest Local 10761 Pippin School District Road. received a The fair, School-Based open to all Health Center youngsters Planning Grant who live in the from the Health Northwest Foundation of Greater Cincinnati school district, will feature in spring 2000 lots of free that enabled the services for district to look elementaryinto the health age district resconcerns of its students. idents, includAfter talking ing physical with many exams, lead families and testing, and discovering their dental and needs, the vision screenplanning team ings. applied for and H e a l t h was awarded a Assistance for grant from the Health Foundation Northwest District Schools to start a schoolCenter Director based health Shelley Evans center at Taylor says students Elementary, 3135 Springdale Road. need to have some of these medical appointments for the start of school and the fair gives kids pre-kindergarten through fifth


A bus ride to the HANDS Health and Safety Fair allows parents to ride along and calm the fears of first-time riders. grade an opportunity to get them. Appointments are needed for physicals and screenings, so parents should call the health center at 825-2532 to set up a time. A school bus will run between the high school and Taylor Elementary School, 3173 Springdale Road, every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the fair. For an incoming kindergartner, that first bus ride may be a little threatening. Pauletta Crowley, administrative assistant for community and administrative services for the district, said the shuttle

gives parents a chance to ride the bus with their kids. Crowley said families may benefit from a variety of services and information provided by about 50 local health, safety and community agencies. There will be interactive, educational activities, such as nutrition games with the Nutrition Council and exercise activities with the local YMCA. Evans says Henry the Hand Washing Champion will provide children with practice and knowledge about the importance of

hand washing and families can get safety information from the police, sheriff and fire departments. The International School of Hair Design and Aveda Frederics Institute: Project Daymaker will be on hand to do free haircuts. Evans said there will be free school supplies available, and give-aways from local eateries. Zoo animals, free tickets from local eateries and Cincinnati Red Rover, Coco Key Resort and other entertainment groups will make it a festive day.

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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Sara Clark is Juliet and Jeremy Larson portrays Romeo in the company’s presentation of “Romeo & Juliet” at Colerain Park July 31.

A couple of teenagers are planning to sneak out and meet in the park this weekend. Come see. The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents “Romeo & Juliet,” the timeless love story by William Shakespeare, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 31, in the Colerain Park amphitheater, 4725 Springdale Road. It’s a family feud that features action, young lovers, romance and suspense, and according to the Shakespeare company is a great introduction to the works of the Bard. Performance running time will be about two hours. The production is presented by PNC Bank, the Cincinnati Shake-



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speare Co. and the Colerain Township trustees. CSC managing director Rebecca Bromels says the classic romance features veteran ensemble member Sara Clark as Juliet and newcomer Jeremy Larson as Romeo. “The production uses Shakespeare’s words, but modern dress,” Bromels said. “People shouldn’t expect to see tights and pumpkin pants.” Christopher Guthrie has created a contemporary urban setting for this production of “Romeo & Juliet.” The play has been on the road, touring to a number of local parks this summer. The performances are free. The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a professional theater company dedicated to bringing Shakespeare and the classics to life



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for audiences of all ages. The company produces eight main stage productions each season at its home on Race Street. This is the third year the township has brought the Shakespeare company to the park. Last year, rain forced a postponement. Residents may call 385-1956 if concerned about the weather on the day of the performance. Tawanna Molter, administrative assistant for the Colerain Township Parks and Services Department, says residents can bring lawn chairs, blankets and dinner and come enjoy the show. “We’ve gotten excellent feedback, and the shows are wellattended,” she said. “We try to provide a variety of entertainment opportunities to the residents of the township.”


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Shroyers mark 75th anniversary By Jennie Key

They stepped into married life, arm-in-arm, with $2.36 cents between them. It was 1934 when Walter Shroyer and Thelma Wiesman walked out of the priest’s parlor at St. Boniface Church as newlyweds. The couple met working in Graystone Dance Hallin Music Hall. Thelma was a hat check girl. Walter was a waiter, serving beer to the dancers at tables. He spotted Thelma at work and asked if he could see her home. “I guess she thought I had a car,” he said. He didn’t. He rode her

home on the streetcar and walked her to her door from Knowlton’s Corner. He was soon beating a path to that door every chance he could. He would detour when running errands just to see her. Eventually, the couple decided to marry. Hardworking youngsters from hardworking families, they built a life, step by step starting their journey together in a third-floor two-room flat that cost $10 a month. “We had to move to a place that was $13 a month, because our first place had no heat,” Thelma said. Walter went out looking

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yard to play in, there were neighbors, my brother had a pet goat, we had a great life.” The couple will celebrate their 75th anniversary at an open house Aug. 9 with family and friends. Thelma and Walter say the secret to their marriage is tried and true: Don’t go to bed angry with one another. And they worked together throughout their married life for the family. “People ask us what the secret is all the time,” Walter said with a smile. “I was willing to give in, and that helps a lot.”

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Springfield Township is partnering with a senior citizen program to expand its services to residents ages 55 and older. The township senior/ community center, 9158 Winton Road, now serves as the distribution site for Meals on Wheels. Senior Independence, an Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services organization, is responsible for the coordination and delivery of the meals Monday through Friday. The meals are prepared fresh daily by a local cater and stored in refrigerators at the township center. Thom Schneider, senior service director for the township, said the meager $150 a month the township receives for its role goes back to the center. He said it helps offset financial cuts trustees made to balance the township budget. More importantly, Schneider said, the new partnership gives the township a way to help its residents no longer able to prepare their own meals. “It also gives our center volunteers another opportunity to serve the community,” Schneider said. “They can help by volunteering for a few hours a day to help Senior Independence drivers assemble the meals for delivery.” Before moving to the township, the meals were prepared at Llanfair retirement center in College Hill. Ann Munafo, a registered nurse and marketing director for Senior Independence, said she still is compiling fig-


Thom Schneider and Sandra Harris assemble an afternoon’s Meals on Wheels delivery from the Springfield Township Senior/Community Center where Schneider is the director of senior services. Harris has been delivering the pre-packaged meals for the past five years. ures for the Meals on Wheels service since it moved to the township July 1. She said there are five routes from the center which include not only Springfield Township, but also Mount Healthy and North College Hill. “I’ve been delivering meals for the past five years and I’ve gotten really close with some of the people I serve,” said Sandra Harris, a Senior Independence driver from Westwood. “For some people, I may be the only contact they have and I can check up on them to make sure they’re doing OK.” The number of meals delivered varies day to day, Schneider said. He was helping Harris box up 44 meals on this day. Seniors can request additional frozen meals for weekends and Munafo said her staff works with residents who may have food allergies or diet restrictions. Seniors can receive referral information about the program by calling Schneider at 522-1154.

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for work every day. He made the rounds checking in with the Crosely Co.. Procter and Gamble and Formica on a regular basis. He walked to save the dime the streetcar cost. When Formica hired him on, he felt like he was fixed for life. He stayed 43 years, retiring in 1978 as a senior account representative. The couple lives in Colerain Township, where Walter, 94, still cuts the grass and tends the tomatoes and vegetables in his garden. Thelma, 93, is still a great cook. The couple had four children – Walter Shroyer Jr., Mary Lou Veerkamp, the late Margie Kerth and Jane Frey – over the course of the their years of marriage. The couple has 16 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Mary Lou says the family didn’t have a lot of money in the growing up years, but they never felt poor. “We had good food, went to Catholic schools and had good Christmases,” she said. “We had a big

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Police look for Colerain robbery suspect Police have arrested a 33-year-old Colerain Township man in connection with the July 21 robbery of the Fifth Third Bank inside the Kroger Store at 9690 Colerain Ave. Ryan Fey, 33, was arrested July 22 at his residence in the 8000 block of Royal Heights Drive in Colerain Township and was charged with one count of

aggravated robbery. Police said Fey was the man who walked into the bank branch Fey at 7:40 p.m., and handed the clerk a note indicating he had a gun and demanding cash. No weapon was displayed.

Police released photos of the robber from a security camera in the bank. The robbery remains under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office criminal investigation section. Fey was taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center to await arraignment in Municipal Court July 23.

Greener registration closed to new families By Jennie Key

Greener Elementary School will not accept new students this year as the Mount Healthy City School District prepares for the opening of two new elementary schools in 2010. Superintendent David Horine said the district is working on an attendance plan for the new elementary schools. “It’s under development, and we still want to get input from our building principals,” he said. “All of the principals have not seen the plan at this point.” The draft roughly splits the attendance areas in half at the new elementaries, set to open in the fall of 2010. Students now attending New Burlington and Frost elementaries would attend North Elementary, under

construction at the site of the former North Middle School on Struble Road. Students now attending Jane Hoop and Duvall elementaries would attend South Elementary, under construction adjacent to Morris Field. Horine said the Greener building, which has just over 300 students, will likely split its attendance area between the North and South elementary school buildings. He said the district is being flexible to accommodate siblings of students already attending Greener, but no new families will be allowed to register there. Board member Steve Harness said he doesn’t expect the change to have a major impact on students. “We are just gearing up for when the new buildings open,” he said. Horine said the district

will continue working on the plan, which he hopes to have ready for release after students return from their Christmas break. “We are meeting with PTAs, and they are already planning joint events to build communities between the schools that will combine,” Horine said. The superintendent said another factor is that Greener is on the Ohio Department of Education’s list of eligible EdChoice scholarship schools. The EdChoice program provides a limited number of state-funded scholarships to students who attend low-performing public school buildings. These buildings have been rated academic watch or academic emergency for three consecutive years. The scholarships may be used to attend private schools that meet program requirements.

Pet rescue hopes to go on the road By Jennie Key

A Colerain Township woman who has spent years rescuing beagles is helping a fellow local animal rescuer set up a vehicle to take rescue on the road. Karen Schmidt has a pack of beagles that all came from shelters and were in danger of being killed because they had overstayed the limit and were, for some reason or another, unadoptable. “Beagles are like potato chips,” she said. “No one can have just one.” She has acted as a foster home for beagles, and has lost count of the number that have passed through her doors on the way to new homes. But over the 27 years since her first beagle, A number of dogs have found a permanent home at Schmidt’s house. They are all happy in her version of dog heaven: a fenced acre of land, treats, and lots of attention, good food, shelter and no threats on their doggie horizons. Schmidt can’t say no to a beagle sob story and once went home with three dogs because she couldn’t bear to leave one behind at the shelter. She is active with AdoptA-Dog Inc., a volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to rescue, adoption and education. Schmidt and a colleague, Sherry Drescher, are in the midst of a plan to convert a minibus into a mobile rescue vehicle. Drescher says

when it’s rehabbed, the bus will ideally serve a number of functions. She sees it as a resource for local animal rescue groups in the area. The animobile will be outfitted with cages, so her group and other groups could use the vehicle to move animals from shelters that kill animals that are not adopted to other shelters that do not. She says the van could also be used by groups for mobile adoption events, and as a first-response vehicle in the case of a disaster. Drescher has seen the need for disaster intervention for animals first-hand. She was in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and saw the devastation on the animal population there.

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You can find information about Adopt-A-Dog, a nonprofit charitable organization serving homeless animals in southwestern Ohio and Union County, Ind., online at The women are passionate about saving animals. Drescher has put her money where her passion is: she day-traded to buy the bus and plans to rehab it with her own money as well. When complete, the bus will have a custom graphic exterior and will contain secure cages, a seating area for potential animal adoptees to fill out paperwork, a plasma TV, special antiseptic flooring, and a generator in case the shuttle bus travels to an area without power. Drescher is looking into solar panels for the roof, and says the diesel fuel will help the animobile be a green machine.


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Camp nets a love for tennis

Children at a Northwest tennis camp came out swinging this summer. And they got better every week. The United States Tennis Association’s Kids QuickStart tennis camp uses sizeappropriate racquets, courts and nets to help children get in the game quickly. As students progress and get older, courts and racquets get larger. The Northwest Mighty Knights sponsored the camp at Northwest High School after former varsity tennis coach Dave Grossheim found and recommended the program. Fred Hunt, Northwest Local School District Board of Education president, and Brian Vanover, Northwest High School athletic director, took up the cause when Grossheim left to coach at Fairfield. For eight weeks, about 35 children turned out, learning to serve, rally and volley helped by high school and parent volunteers. Hunt says one attraction of the program is that the youth get to play immediately and start improving quickly. And it’s not like traditional sports camp. “We play to learn,” Hunt said. “No drills. Instead we have games and exercises.” And he intends to run the program again next summer. “We could accommodate 144 kids,” he said. “I would love to fill the courts. I would love to have two nights.” He sees the camps as a way to build a middle school program, which he says is a vital part of high school success, particularly for Colerain in the Greater Miami Conference. “Northwest is doing well in the FAVC,” said Hunt, whose daughter will play for the Knights. “But if Colerain wants to be competitive in the GMC, they need a strong middle school program.” The young tennis players who come to the camp love it. Donovan Casey, 10, College Hill, said he has improved his serve on the big court. His dad, Lamar Casey, served as a volunteer coach. “His concentration has greatly improved,” Lamar said. “And he’s having fun with the game. That’s really important.” “I think I have improved on hitting the ball in,” said 9-year-old Josh Mahan. “I

Grant news

The Northwest Mighty Knights have received a grant for $4,500 from the Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation that will bring the QuickStart tennis program to the Northwest district’s eight elementary schools as part of the physical education program. Board of education president Fred Hunt says the district planned a United States Tennis Association Schools Program In-Service for physical education teachers in November. The Northwest Mighty Knights will lend the equipment to the schools to teach between November and April. The equipment will be retained by the Northwest Mighty Knights to ensure registration fees are low for the Summer QuickStart program.

Dahlia Mays, 6, of White Oak, returns a serve at the U.S. Tennis Association QuickStart camp.



Makenzi Benson, 6, Colerain Township, concentrates as she serves a reduced pressure tennis ball. am learning to control the ball. I want to do this again.” White Oak resident Dahlia Mays, 6, says she sees improvement. “I can hit it back now,” she said. Her mom is a fan, as well. “I had no idea how much of a drive this was when I signed up,” she confessed. “But it has been worth it. Other parents are big fans, as well. “This saved me $240,” said Melinda Fluker as she played with her 6-year-old daughter Ariana. “We were ready to sign up for a much more expensive camp. This gave us the chance to see if she liked it; and she does. I think this is going to be her sport.”


Zach Holschuh, 9, and parent volunteer Lamar Casey look at one of the award medals won by Zach’s team.


Ariana Flukey, 5, says she’s hitting the ball better following eight weeks of camp.


Springfield Township resident Melinda Fluker says she and her daughter Ariana enjoyed camp.



Emilee Taylor, 7, says she has learned to volley back and forth.

Josh Mahan, 9, and Donovan Casey, 10, talk before the games begin at the QuickStart tennis camp at Northwest High School. Organizers hope to grow the program next year.


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Colerain High School

The following students earned honors for the fourth quarter of the 2008-2009 school year.


First honors: AVictoria Adeniran, Alison Ahlert, Alicia Auhagen, Alysia Bauer, Brandi Berkemeier, Cassie Bodenstein, Joseph Bolden, Andrew Borgman, Benjamin Braude, Leslie Brown, Rebecca Bryan, Stefanie Budke, Robert Busch, Ian Campbell, Dylan Coombs, Jessica Culbertson, Brenna Davidson, Mackenzie Davis, Connor Eslinger, Corey Even, Jessica Feldman, Samuel Feldman, Abigail Feuchter, Mary Flischel, Jacob Fox, Raymond Frank, Sayre Frederick, Clifford Geers, Jerome Geiger, Branden Goodin, Briana Green, Donald Hester, Jordan Hubrich, Kyle Hudson, Danny Hurt, Paige Illing, Tyler Jones, Reid Kline, Hannah Kobman, Josey Lambert, Alexandra Lawson, Victoria Lekson, James Mascari, Amanda Meister, Shannon Meyer, Savannah Moorman, Eric Moormann, Sara Murphy, Shannon Murphy, Brittany Nguyen, Michael O Toole, Rachel Otte, Lauren Oxendine, Jazzmin Parker, Roshaniben Patel, Maria Pierce, Stefan Pistole, Ryan Schwemberger, Emily Sebree, James Sheline, Vanessa Short, Lindsey Sipes, Aubrey Smith, Thomas Smith, Tina Spratt, Benjamin Stehura, Christopher Streicher, Robert Thomas, Erica Thomas, De Marcus Toney, Reena Underiner, James Vogel, Sarah Weitzel, Milissa Werdman, Austin Wessels, Gavin Whitehead, Rebeckah Williamson, Abigail Wortman, Garrett Wright, Josiah Wright, Courtney Wurzelbacher, Kaitlen Yeary, Melissa Zbacnik and Anthony Zeek. Second honors: Nicole Alley, Rachel Alvis, David Argo, Kritika Bastola, Adam Baumann, Jacob Blust, Taylor Boland, Nicholas Brausch, Nathaniel Brown, Jasmine Brown, Samantha Burger, Taylor Campbell, Elizabeth Campbell, Devynn Carter, Brett Cocola, Khanisha Collins, Austin Conn, Austin Cox, Olivia Dennis, Jordan Dicello, Samantha Dorr, Austin Elbe, Rebecca Evans, Kayla Fanning, Isaiah Fitzhugh, Ariel Fry, Briaun Gaines, Reginald Gaither, Cooper Geiser, Joshua Gerde, Taylor Gibbins, Alexander Greve, Kaylene Hammond, Nathaniel Heckel, Taylor Heger, Katlin Hempelmann, Drew Hoffman, Jasmine Horn, Ross Hubbuch, Myca Jackson, Sheaira Jones, Raymond Kelhoffer, Eryn Kelso, Aundria Kurowski, Craig Liegibel, Lindsey Marks, Kelsey McConnell, Brandi Miller, Samantha Miller, Christopher Mimes Jr., Justin Miniard, Anthony Mirizzi, Jonathan Niehaus, Rebekah Nienaber, Kara Oehler, Laura Osterling, Danielle Ott, Chanté Randolph, Aja Richardson, Justin Rosenblum, Madija Sandy, Rachel Santel, Ben Schroeder, Joshua Selvidge, Mara Seng, Lakin Seta-Carusone, Kaitlin Shelton, Dustin Smith, Kyle Spampinato, Brian Tepe, Kristen Thompson, Danielle Thompson, Alexander Tietsort, Kaitlin Waddell, Kari Wagner, Margaret Weaver, Nicole Weber, Kathleen Wells, Olivia Westrich, Rachael Whitehurst, John Wiesman, Racheal Wilkinson, Zane Williams, Alexander Withrow, Shelby Wyatt


First honors: Aaron Bates, Amanda Bauer, Kayla Bertram, Alyssa Bick, Lauren Blake, Michael Boiman, Erica Brady, Hannah Crosby, Andrew Depoe, Samantha Edlin, Alexander Ehrenschwender, Thomas Ehrman, Sonja Faul, Katy Feldman, Samantha Fields, Lauren Findley, David Friedhoff, Melissa Garrison, Amanda Goedde, Abigail Gohs, Samantha Gooch, Andy Goodall, Jarrett Grace, Xavier Haas, Joel Hafer, Reajean Hastings, Chelsea Heffron, Amanda Herring, Chelsey Hill-Root, Travis Hoehn, Tatum Hughes, Ashley Hughett, Mariko Ito, Carrington Jung, Alicia King, Sarah Law, Rebecca Law, Chelsea Lee, Ashley Martin, Brendan McDonough, Alexander Michel, Sarah Mikkelson, Sydney Morris, Vanessa Neumeier, John Neumeier, Amela Pampur, Courtney Poettker, Gregory Richardson, Katlyn Schneider, Allison Steinbeck, Jennifer Stockelman, Stacey Sulken, Arthur Sullivan, Kathryn Wagner, Amanda Walters, Julia Weiss, Benjamin Wissel, Alexis Wolf, Samantha Work, Alexandria Work and Victor Zeinner. Second honors: Jonathan Armbruster, Zachary Ashcraft, Quinitra Baker, Zachary Battle, Allison Berg, Katelynn Bidleman, Michael Bromwell, Jena Bushelman, Samantha Byrd, Alexandria Capano, Christina Carter, Danielle Childers, Carlene Colina, Haley Copes, Matthew Crooker, Justin Cummings Morrow, Kara Davis, Jade Dennis, Ryan Elbe, Emily Essell, Kyle Essell, Jordan Feldkamp, Joseph Flohr, John Frank, Breana Frazier, Kerry Gaines Jr., Cara Garner, Timothy Garnette, Robert Gierach, Emilie Glass, Nicholas Green, Tiffany Griffith, Jacob Hammer, Shawn Heeney, Katelynn Hering, Terrance Hillman Jr., Tyler Hoelmer, Hilary Holwadel, Samantha Humbert, Jalicia Ingram, Dustin Kenton, Victoria Kinne, Thomas Knau, Nicole Koenig, Mangaya Kposowa, Alexandra Lekson, Chelsie Lockwood, Shelby Lyons, David Maier, Egle Markeviciute, Ashley Maus, Matthew McAfee, Erica McCurdy, Megan McCurdy, Rachel McGill, Melanie Meadows, Amber Minges, Emily Mollman, Charles Napier, Cory Newman, Tyler Nimeskern, Shannon Oder, Macora Ohmer, Michael Revetta, Jacob Ridings, Lauren Roberto, Jacqueline Rolfes, Kristin Sacha, Allan San Diego, Kirsten Scalia, Deanna Schindler, Laura Schroeder, Jenna Schuning, Stacey Sebald, Sean Senefeld, Jordan Sherrer, Matthew Slattery, Andrew Smith, Seth Spampinato, Madison Stehlin, Ariel Stewart, Stephanie Strong, Craig Sulken, Corina Tate, Nicholas Taylor, Tiffany Teuschler, Bridget Thiemann, Joshua Villalobos, Robert Vitolo, Mikyle Washington, Frank West Jr., Katie Westerbeck, Craig White, Cheneice Williams, Cecelia Williamson, Anna Wolery, Ryan Wong, Darren Woodard, Pasha Wright, Andrew Wullenweber and Bridgette Yuellig.


First honors: Brandon Abernathy, Alexandra Alley, Renuka Bajgain, Brandon Baker, Brittany Baker, Christopher Berning, Mercedes Berry, Brittany Bertram, Walter Blust, Alexis Borba, Amanda Burke, Jon Davidson II,

Kyle Dickman, Nicole Diefenbacher, Paige Dunn, Nicholas Durkin, Mary Fago, Jacob Feldman, Jacob Forrester, Allysia Garland, Britni Hammond, William Hays, Marie Heis, Adam Higgins, Raymond Hollingsworth, Jillian Kuethe, Casey Kuhn, Kelly Laake, Marius Mansmann, Christopher McAfee, Jeremy McDaniel, Dhan Neopane, Katherine Nutt, Elizabeth Osterling, Lauren Pierani, Lauren Pistor, Joshua Quigley, Amy Schumacher, Jamarr Scott, Emily Smith, Chelsea Staubach, Winona Strunk, Greg Tabar, Florian Therre, Asha Underiner, Jason Varker, Amanda Waddell, Miranda Waltermann, Lori Weil, Kristen Wells, Anastasia Zanto and Mary Zbacnik. Second honors: LaRhonda Adams, Nicole Armbruster, Lauren Barth, Parbata Bastola, Donald Bauer, Katryna Bell, Kayla Benjamin, Andrew Bermudez, Donald Berning Jr., Phillip Bolling, Nicholas Branigan, Alexandra Bullock, Hannah Burns, Samantha Callender, Adja Ciss, Ross Clendening, Britnee Colvin, Ashley Cox, Abigail Davidson, Tesla DellaTorre, Jeffrey Denny, Kelley Dillard, Paige Dobkins, London Durham, Patience Estes, Drew Evans, Caitlin Ferris, Nicole Ferry, Eric Finke, Riley Flischel, Steven Funke, Ryan Geiser, Alex Geiser, Sarah Giltner, Darius Godfrey, Alexa Grote, Mariah Gulley, Allison Herbers, Veronica Holt, Michael Holterman, Lauren Houston, Drew Hullinger, Anthony Igel, Frank Isadore, Lauren Johnson, Chelsea Jones, Karin Koenig, Elizabeth Kokenge, Ryan LaFary, James Lance, Moriah Locklear, Keith Lowry, Benjamin Loyer, Tamara Maghathe, Rachel Martini, Grace Meloy, Eryn Metzger, Samuel Mirizzi, Logan Moore, Gregory Moore, Alexis Moser, Austin Nordman, Tyler Nuttle, Kayla Otto, Alexander Pryor, Kaitlyn Rader, Kayla Rampello, Andrew Remick, Alexandra Rentschler, Nicole Rentschler, Joshua Rohrer, Emilly Rush, Brittany Rutherford, Kayla Sansone, Nathan Schaefer, Lindsey Scherer, Mary Schmidt, Chris Schreiber, Gabrielle Scott, Tyler Sebree, Suzanne Selvidge, Brittney Sengewald, Cort Setters, Moriah Shoopman, Brandie Shupe, Jennitta Skerrett, Mackenzie Smith, Jaymie South, Margaret Sow, Jessica Studer, Brandi Terry, Jamie Teufel, Ryan Theile, Danaé Tolle, Mark Truesdell, Abbey Vaughn, Melissa Vogerl, Regina Vogt, Benjamin Vonderhaar, Cheyenne Waddle, Lauren Weaver, Nicole Weber, Brett Weiler, Alicia Wethington, Danielle Wissel, Sarah Works, Elaysha Wright and Chelsi Young.


Academic bowl

Seventh-graders from Mount Healthy Junior High School finished second in the 2009 Academic Bowl sponosored by Minorities in Mathematics, Science & Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Pictured from left are Demonte Lewis, Kenneth Glenn, teacher Roni Mann-Dean, Guinevere Roper and Tyiesha Berry.


First honors: Rachel Alford, Rachael Ashcraft, Keith Bailey, Caleb Baumgardner, Amber Bellenfant, Amanda Blackwell, Natasha Blair, Jordyn Boise, Kelly Boone, Adrianna Boris, Brad Bova, James Brooks, Kelly Bryan, Stephanie Bryant, Tara Butler, Colton Carr, Sheridan Chambers, Breeanna Chitwood, Jermaine Coburn, Brittany Cochran, Andrew Coors, Sydney Davis, Caroline Dektas, Aaron Depoe, Taylor Emerson, Mysha Enneking, Jessica Fischesser, Bri Ana Geans, Alexander Gillman, Darren Grant, Katelyn Gundrum, Barbara Heinrich, Nicole Hester, Unique Hubbard, Justin Hucke, Nicholas Hunter, Kimberly Hunter, Megan Jackson, Robert Keck II, Ellyse Knecht, Heidi Knuf, Ashley Koch, Matthew Kolbinsky, Anthony Kremer, Sheri Lippert, Elizabeth Lockwood, Steven Lohman, Amanda MacDonald, Scott Matthews, Ashley Maxie, Ricci McCalla, Nicholas Miller, Raven Millhouse, Jamie Minges, Samuel Nease, Alyssa Neimeister, Stephanie Neubauer, Ashley Nolan, Richard Osterbrock, Nicholas Parvesse, Caitlin Patrick, Kara Patterson, John Porter, Margarita Postnikova, Kayla Powers, Kelsey Price, Alanna Reece, Cassandra Richards, Sean Roberts, Ashley Rockey, Janet Rothenbusch, Matthew Salzman, Cody Schindler, Alexander Schock, Caitlyn Shuttleworth, Catherine Singler, Molly Southwood, Jennifer Spitznagel, Valerie Sprague, Travis Stallings, Kendall Stanley, Franklin Stewart, John Swafford, Jr., Paige Tabar, Demarco Tunstill, Cassandra Underwood, Rebecca VanHerp, Jennie Vetter, Melissa Vetter, Kelly Volz, Allison Vorderbrueggen, Stephen Walton, Kit-Fung Wan, Arin Weil, Nicole Weitzel, James Wilkinson, Tyler Woods, Amanda Woods and Kara Zimmer. Second honors: Joshua Adams, Lauren Allen, Brittany Allen-Waldrop, Andrea Amrein, Shelby Anderson, Kevin Axt Jr., Balynnda Barrett, Lindsay Bass, Kristin Bay, Erin Berg, Jabari Blackmond Jr., Kelly Bolden, Jacob Cain, Travis Campbell, Linda Carver, Martel Clark, Lauren Cocola, Katlyn Comello, Stephen Creech, Caleb David, Kyle Davis, Amy Day, Amber Dean, Lyndsay Detzel, Kelli Dickman, Brian Doerflein, Natalie Dove, Ryan Dransman, Brittiny Edwards, Anne Ehrman, April Ferneding, Kari Fischer, Samantha Foersterling, Ryan Foster, Daniel Friedhoff, Erin Geideman, Emily Gohs, Tabitha Gregg, Jamie Griffin, Olivia Haller, Bradley Hasdorff, Adam Helton, Robin Hoerth, Dylan Holte, Max Hoog, Corey Hudson, Megan Hughes, Jenna Hughes, Christopher Hundley, Jerry Jackson Jr., De Jon Johnson, Kathryn Kaminsky, Joshua Kay, Megan Kelley, Stephen Kern, Christina Knuf, Kaitor Kposowa, Matthew Krueger, Jason LaFleur, Jessica Leach, Kathrine Lewis, Mariah Lingo, Meridith Mahlke, Elizabeth Mapes, Valerie Maslyn, Amberly Maston, Caitlin McBee, Rachael McCreary, Patrick Meyung, Jasmine Middleton, Brianna Miles, Rachel Miller, Adam Moser, Matthew Nichols, Paul Nickulis, Timothy Nienaber, Lawrence O’Brien Jr., Michelle Ozolins, Philip Patten, Jennifer Peck, Sarah Peter, Justin Poppe, Rebecca Potzner, Jonathan Prather, Morgan Ramey, Alexander Reilly, Cynthia Richmond, Benjamin Riddell, Dominic Sagel, Samantha Sansone, Michael Schornak, Emily Schroer, Emily Schwaeble, Ashley Schwetschenau, Vanessa Sherman, Bryan Shupe, Daniel Smith, Judah Smith, Christopher Smith, Justin Smith, Matthew Smith, Donald Snell II, Norman Stanley, Chelsey Starnes, Jonathan Stehura, Starlene Stewart, Jesica Stoehr, Andrew Sullivan, Douglas Thompson, Lauren Todorov, Paula Toth, Kevin Uckotter, Corey Vissing, Alison Vogel, Samantha Vonderhaar, Trisha Wagner, Brianna Ware, Morgan Warren, Devin Wells, Ashley Wendelken, Brandon White, Anekah Williams, Lyndsey Williams, Brian Wissel, Krista Young and Chelsea Zoecklein.


‘Global’ summit

Northwest High School students in Eryn Ruder’s biology class took part in a mock global summit on the reduction of carbon emissions. Students prepared by researching expensive and inexpensive methods for conserving fossil fuels. They then formed groups, selected a target audience, made five recommendations for their audience to follow in order to reduce carbon emissions and prepared presentations. The presentations were shared at the summit and round table discussion followed. Students voted for the projects they would like to pursue as a class. The winning groups were G.G.S. – Go Green Schools; N.E.O.N. – New Energy Opportunities Now; and G.A.S.E.S. – Giving Awareness Saves Environmental Suffering. Pictured from left are classmates Tyler Hoehn, Riley Itskin and Alex Klei.


A group of St. Ursula Academy students traveled to Barcelona, Spain, this spring to complete their part of an exchange program with students in that country. Accompanied by their chaperones, St. Ursula art teacher Kurt Nicaise and his wife Susan Mospens, the students lived with their exchange sisters’ families, attended classes with their Spanish sisters and, in their leisure time, immersed themselves in numerous activities. The students from Barcelona have been visiting St. Ursula Academy and St. Xavier High school since 1999. This is the fourth year that the St. Ursula students have gone to Barcelona in a reciprocal program. Pictured from front left are Katie Heinrich of Cleves, Laurie Jacob of Delhi Township, Shannon Balmat of Miami Township and Megan Weaver of Hyde Park.; second row, Alex Schulcz of Covedale, Melissa Callahan of White Oak, Kenzie Jones of Dent, Megan Butler of Delhi Township, Beth Gunza of Clifton, Hannah Riffe of Hyde Park , Erin Hecht of Anderson Township.

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Civil War program

Eighth-graders at White Oak Middle School students recently watched a Civil War presentation. The students study American history. Pictured speaking to the students is Kevin Cain, a counselor at Colerain Middle School who is actively involved in Civil War re-enactments throughout the area. PROVIDED. SEND PHOTOS TO: MEMRAL@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM.

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The McAuley High School and the La Salle High School vocal ensemble recently received the National High School Choral Sweepstakes Award after their scores from all 26 competitions in the choral festival season were compiled. They also were named the National Overall Winner in Show/Jazz Choir. The national awards come after the group’s 13 trophies at the Music Festival Competition in Nashville. Pictured from front left are Katlyn Niehaus, Zak Schneider, Cassie Schutte, Ben Huey, Megan Whitacre and Conner DeVoe; second row, La Salle choir director Cindy Webb, Becky Bedel, Kaylyn vonKorff, Hayley Cole, Sydney Williams, Katie Newsome, Anna Marie Albanese and McAuley director Mary White; third row, Billy Enderle, Nathan Huey, Jon Gall, Tyler Kuhlman, Jay Hingsbergen and Joe Keckeis; fourth row, Rebecca Barclay, Kelsey Copes, Jillian Brinkman, Emily Schuster, Allison Smith and Carley Powell; fifth row, Kris Richmond, Brian Fox, Drew Lonneman, John Burger, Jeff Weierman and Jesse Back.

A group of St. Ursula Academy juniors and seniors accompanied their French teacher, Kim Icsman, to Paris during spring break to complete their part of the foreign exchange program the school has had for several years with its partner school, Blanche de Castille. During their stay, students lived with the French families of the students who came to St. Ursula earlier in the school year. They also attended classes and enjoyed different activities with their French families. Riding on a bus in Paris from front left Stephanie Zimmerman of Delhi Township, Ali Girten of Union Township and Liz Reilly of White Oak; second row, Emily Tarvin of Pierce Township, Kristin Kramer of Union Township and Jenna Thompson of Westwood.

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Bierkan replaces Russo as cross country coach By Tony Meale


Mark Bierkan, a former cross country and track standout at Colerain High School, has been named the Cardinals’ new cross country head coach.

Colerain is keeping it in the family. Mark Bierkan, who graduated from Colerain High School in 2003, has been named the school’s new cross country coach. He replaces Ron Russo, a 1979 grad who resigned earlier this year. “I’m following in the footsteps of a guy who was there for 20 years, built the program up and left it in good shape,” said Bierkan, who will enter his third year as a math teacher at Colerain. “He told me I can come to him whenever I have questions about anything.” Of course, he might not have to. Bierkan, who was an assistant cross country coach for Colerain last year, said he learned a great deal from Russo not only as a runner, but also as a colleague. “As a runner, he taught me a lot about dedication. He taught us that you had to be there every day and put in the miles to be good,” said Bierkan, who served as head coach for the cross country and track teams at White Oak Middle School during the 2007-2008 school year. “He told me to get a year of middle school experience under my belt just so I could see where our kids come from. I’ve been able to see a different perspective as a coach and a runner, and I was able to learn a lot.”

Bierkan, 24, had successful running careers at Colerain and Ohio Northern University. In high school, he was a fouryear letterman in both cross country and track and holds the school record in the 800 (1:56.15). In 2001, Bierkan, then a junior, led the cross country team to within six points of the state meet, which is the closest the boys’ squad had sniffed of state since 1980. In college, Bierkan was a threetime national qualifier (twice in track and once in cross country). He also broke four track records at Ohio Northern, including one Ohio Athletic Conference record. Now the head coach at Colerain, the Green Township resident hopes to continue the success of the program. Bierkan wants the girls team, which won four state titles under Russo, to return to the state meet and hopes to lead the boys to the regional meet for the first time since his senior year in 2002. The boys squad, which returns nine of its top 10 runners, fell four points short of regionals last year. “We’re right there on the edge, so we should be in the mix,” Bierkan said. Regardless of what he accomplishes in his first year, Bierkan is excited to lead his alma mater. “I ran there, so I already know about the tradition and the pride behind the school,” he said. “It’s a pretty cool feeling to support the program you went through.”

Metro softball tourney begins The nation’s largest amateur softball tournament, the annual Cincinnati Metro Softball Tournament, kicks off Thursday, July 30, with finals concluding Wednesday, Aug. 12. Most games take place at Rumpke Park in Crosby Township though a total of six local parks will host contests. Last year 308 teams participated as the event experienced its 22nd year as the largest amateur tournament in the country.

More information is available at or by calling 738-2646. The tournament is open to any team which played in a sanctioned softball league at a Greater Cincinnati park during 2009, according to a press release. Divisions include men’s and women’s brackets for all levels from recreational to competitive. “The Metro is the premier softball event to determine the best of the best in the Tristate,” Dan Say-

lor said via a press release. Saylor is the executive director at Rumpke Park and a commissioner for Cincinnati’s Amateur Softball Association. “Players and teams are very passionate about playing in the Metro and claiming the title of city champs,” Saylor said. The draw for the 2009 tournament took place Tuesday, July 28, after Community Press deadlines.

Nurre drafted by hometown team By Tony Meale

Tommy Nurre got drafted. Again. Nurre, a standout first baseman at St. Xavier High School and Miami University, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 38th round of the MLB Draft in June; a year ago, he was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the exact same round. “Growing up in Cincinnati, I’ve been going to games my whole life,” Nurre said. “It’s a dream come true.” After being drafted by the Dodgers, Nurre elected to return to Miami for his senior season and enjoyed his finest year as a Redhawk. As a junior, he hit .386 with nine homers; as a senior, he hit .406 with 17 homers and was a first-team all-league selection. “I was hoping he’d go a little higher this year, just because of his batting average and home runs,” said Tom, Nurre’s father. “We were a little disappointed but still very proud.” Nurre, too, hoped to be taken sooner. “It was a bit of a disappointment,” he said. “You hear you’ll


Tommy Nurre, shown here as a member of the Cincinnati Steam, was a standout first baseman for St. Xavier High School and Miami University. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 38th Round of the MLB Draft in June. be drafted anywhere from (round) 14 to 25, but it’s one of those things you can’t control. You just have to sit back and wait.” So he did. Nurre sat at home with his mother, Karen, and listened to the draft on the radio. “It was kind of fun just lounging around the house,” said Nurre, who was more than happy to hear his name called. “It was a big sigh of relief because you just never know.

It took the monkey off my back.” Nurre called his father to tell him the good news. “I was at work when I found out,” said Tom, who sells real estate. “I was very excited. He’d gone to a Reds game a few nights earlier, and he was ecstatic.” Nurre, who signed a contract with the Reds June 19, currently plays for the Billings Mustangs in the Pioneer League in Montana. While he hoped to have been drafted higher, he is nevertheless eager to prove himself on the field. “I’m still getting the same opportunity as everyone else,” he said. Nurre’s value lies first and foremost in his offensive prowess, but he said improving his defense will be crucial if he is to ascend the ranks. Nurre, who started playing baseball in kindergarten, never assumed he’d make it this far in his baseball career. “Being a local product didn’t necessarily help Nurre’s odds of getting drafted by the Reds, but it certainly didn’t hurt them, either. While playing in the big leagues is Nurre’s ultimate goal, he remains grateful to those who have helped him to where he is right now.


Colerain High School junior running back Tyler Williams was a key component of the the Cardinals’ triple-option attack in 2008. He rushed for 16 touchdowns and was honorable mention All-State.

Colerain, St. X ink football series By Tony Meale

Colerain and St. Xavier football teams will get to know one another over the next several years – on their own fields. The two schools have inked a home-and-home football series for 2011 and 2012. The Cardinals will host the Bombers in 2011, with the Bombers returning the favor in 2012. “We’ve been getting matched up at showcase events over the last few years, and we thought it’d be nice to play each other in our own stadiums,” St. Xavier Athletic Director John Sullivan said. Both teams are scheduled to play each other the first week of the 2009 season in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium on Aug. 28. Colerain won last year’s defensive slugfest, 13-8. “(Sullivan and I) see each other frequently at different events, and we had begun talking about having to play out-of-town teams,” Colerain Athletic Director Dan Bolden said. “We talked about getting together if we ever had the same week available, and the dates worked out for us.” Colerain’s contract to play Louisville DuPont Manual expires after the 2010 season, which opened a slot to play St. X in 2011. Both Colerain and St. X have struggled in recent years to schedule local, non-conference teams. “I’m not a big fan of the current playoff system. I think it keeps people from playing competitively,” Bolden said. “A lot of teams like St. X, Elder and Moeller have to play out of town because people in town won’t play them.” In recent years, St. X has consistently faced one of the tougher schedules in the country. In 2008, with the exception of its seasonopening game against Colerain, the Bombers played out-of-town teams in every non-conference game the rest of the way, including games against teams from Alabama, New Jersey, Indiana and northern Ohio. St. X finished 4-6 and missed the playoffs. Like Bolden, Sullivan has a few qualms with the current playoff

system. “Colerain is in a big league and has to play a few teams with notso-great records. So if they lose just one game, it can really hurt them,” he said. “It’s not just about making the playoffs. It’s about being one of the top four seeds so you can host a playoff game. A home playoff game means a lot to your community.” Another drawback to playing out-of-town teams is money. Bolden estimated that Colerain will spend between $2,000 and $3,000 in travel expenses for its game against DuPont. “We’d much rather play someone here in town,” he said. “We’ll play whoever wants to play us.” Bolden hopes to revive a rivalry with La Salle and begin some with schools like East Central (Indiana), which is a 30-minute drive away, and Ryle (Kentucky), which is just over the river. But for now, Colerain and St. X are more than happy to play one another. “The guys at Colerain are great to work with,” Sullivan said. “Our goal is to get as many Friday night football games in our city and in the Tristate as possible. That’s what high school football is all about.” Neither AD said that scheduling regular-season match-ups would take anything away from potential playoff showdowns. “I can see why people might think that, but the playoffs are the playoffs; anything can happen,” Bolden said. “Whatever people say (about the winners and losers of the regular-season games) would just be more bulletin board material.” Sullivan agreed. “It doesn’t take away anything,” he said. “If anything, it only makes it more special. We usually play Colerain in the beginning of the season, and during the playoffs people get a chance to see how teams progress.” Either way, the quality of football figures to be stellar – Colerain and St. X have combined to win three of the last five Division-I state titles. “We’re community schools, and we’re not that far apart,” Sullivan said. “I’m excited about it.”

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July 29, 2009

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Mustangs wanted

Cincinnati Mustangs of the Southwest Ohio League will have baseball tryouts at the Northside Knights of Columbus fields, 3144 Blue Rock Road in Colerain Township. Tryouts on Saturday, Aug. 1 will be for: • 10U form 10 a.m.-noon • 11U at noon • 12U from noon to 2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. • 14U from 2-4 p.m. • 16U from 4-6 p.m. Tryouts on Saturday, Aug. 8, will for 13U from 10 a.m.- noon For players for 18U team, call to schedule a tryout.

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St. X wins GCL All-Sports Trophy By Tony Meale

For the fourth time in the last five years, St. Xavier High School won the Greater Catholic League All-Sports Trophy. “It speaks of our consistency,” St. Xavier Athletic Director John Sullivan said. “It says that our kids work real hard and take pride in winning this award every year.” St. Xavier, which tallied 71 total points, bested Moeller, which scored 68 points, as well as Elder (52) and La Salle (49). Individual teams from each of the four schools earned points based on their respective league performances; a team that finished first in the GCL earned eight points, a team that finished second earned six points, a team that finished third earned four points and a team that finished fourth earned two points. “Our coaches don’t really talk about (the trophy) because they don’t want to put any undue pressure on the kids – playing in the GCL is hard enough,” Sullivan said. “But the kids do talk about it.” Especially on Tuesday, May 12. That night, the St. X volleyball team hosted Moeller in a match that would determine not only sole possession of first place in the GCL,


Ryan Bandy helped the St. Xavier High School tennis team to a league title and a state championship this season, as the Bombers won the GCL AllSports Trophy for the fourth time in five years. Tennis – along with swimming – typically gives St. X an edge over its league rivals. but also the winner of the GCL All-Sports Trophy. The Crusaders bested the Bombers in their two previous meetings, both times in non-league play; the first was in the finals of the Centerville Elite Tournament on April 25, while the second was in the finals of the Dublin Jerome Buckeye Classic in Columbus on May 9. But just three days later, the Bombers brushed off defeat and swept Moeller 3-0 in front of a home crowd. Had St. X lost, Moeller would have won the All Sports Trophy by the slimmest of margins – 70-69; instead, the Bombers finished first and sent Moeller to its third second-place finish in the last five years, including each of the last two. “Our guys knew that match would decide it,” Sul-

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ish. Up next, the 13-15 yearold age group, coached by Beth Kreimer, swam a swing number. Team members Madeline Brass of Delhi, Quinn Connor of Milford, Laura Handleton of Anderson, Rachel Handleton of Anderson, Amrian Johnson of Westwood, Tory Lekson of Monfort Heights, Chelsea McAuliffe of Delhi, Nicole Porter of Anderson and Malika

Smoot of Bond Hill swam their way to a ninth-place finish. The final days of the competition belonged to the 16-19 year-old swimmers. In side routine competition, 16- to 17-year-old swimmers Braxton Moore of Anderson, Nicole Porter of Anderson and Cory Justice of Anderson earned a fourth-place win for trios. In the 18-19 year-old events, Tara Porter of Anderson, Jenny Jarboe of Anderson, and Kaycee Meyer of Westwood finished second and Alexa Suhich, Becca Schall and Kira Schall finished fifth in trios. In duets, Rachel McWhorter of Westwood and Kaycee Meyer of Westwood finished third and McWhorter earned fifth place in the solo competition. Team members Jarboe, Justice, McWhorter, Meyer, Tara Porter, Becca Schall, Kira Schall, Alexa Suhich, and alternate, Moore, were facing a challenge. Some of the girls have been swimming together for years and all were anxious to defend their crown. Seven seniors would be swimming this competition for the last time. The girls led the competition in the preliminary rounds and earned a ticket to the finals. After swimming their figures (50 percent of their total score) the girls swam one last time in the finals. Their routine earned the gold medal, reestablishing the Synchrogators as national age group champions.


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Where was support?

Take me out to the Metro

For several decades, the Cincinnati community has rallied around a great hometown tradition – the Metro Softball City Championships. On behalf of the Amateur Softball Association and Rumpke Park, I invite you and your family to join us during our two week celebration of the city’s best softball action from July 30 to Aug. 12. The Metro is not your average beer-league tournament. The players and coaches prepare all year for the opportunity to be crowned city champs. The competitive passion on the playing field provides an exciting experience for the fans and helps make the Metro one of the largest ama-

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New hospital will be jewel I am a lifelong resident of western Cincinnati and an active member of the medical staffs for Mercy Hospital Western Hills and Mercy Hospital Mount Airy. As such, I would like to offer my support for the proposed new hospital at I-74 and North Bend Road. After my medical training in Rochester, N.Y., I returned “home” because of two treasured values that have become synonymous with the west side: family and culture. One cultural element that is perplexing is the perception that quality care and exceptional service cannot be experienced at a Mercy facility. I treat patients at Mercy hospitals Western Hills and Mount Airy, as well as Good Samaritan and the Christ hospitals. This provides me with a reference of comparison regarding the delivery of health care for the residents of our communities. I honestly feel that the care provided by the doctors, nurses and staff at Mercy Hospital Western Hills, where I spend much of my time, compares favorably with the other hospitals. The proposed new Mercy hospital will offer the opportunity to expand the health care services that are needed for the community and it will provide cutting-edge technology and experienced personnel to deliver those services. Maybe then, we can change this unsubstantiated perception and help everyone realize that Mercy provides exceptional care and compassionate service. As you consider the idea of a new, state-of-the-art Mercy hospital, please note the following: • Mercy is an organization grounded in fiscal responsibility with patient safety and satisfaction as its primary focus. In fact, Mercy Hospital Western Hills was listed as one of the 100 Best Kept Secrets and 100 Best Value Hospitals in the country by the Data Advantage Hospital Value Index, a national program that

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Where were you when we needed all you flag wavers? Hamilton County residents did not know a thing about the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. It seems like the local media did not know we were even gone to compete in the week-long events in Spokane, Wash. Other cities gave their athletes quite a send-off and show of support. Cincinnati didn’t even realize how many local athletes came back with gold medals from Spokane. It seems like nobody in this city actually gave a heck. Talk about disappointing! And you claim that you support paralyzed veterans? Yeah, right. Dan Cole Gold medalist in bowling Blue Rock Road White Oak


offers the first comprehensive scorecard that measures the relative value of care provided by hospitals. • Bringing the two medical staffs, nurses, and health care professionals to one new hospital allows for the sharing of best practices and collaborative thinking that often leads to a higher

level of care. • The proximity of a new hospital to I-74 opens the door to a much wider range of physicians who want to practice at Mercy but do not have easy access. • Combining the two west-side hospitals allows for a more extensive approach to the development of new health care programs and services for all residents of western Hamilton County, as opposed to individual neighborhoods. • A modern hospital with private patient rooms on a well-manicured site, that has ease of access and ease of parking, can only be an asset to attract new residents and businesses. With my 29 years of health care experience, a review of the comprehensive market analysis, and a genuine sense of pride for western Hamilton County, I can only believe that a new Mercy hospital will be a huge success and a definite jewel for Green Township. Richard Roedersheimer, MD, is a general vascular surgeon with Cranley Surgical Associates Inc. and serves on the medical staffs at Mercy Hospital Western Hills, Mercy Hospital Mount Airy, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Christ Hospital. He has more than 30 years of experience as a physician.






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It’s summertime, good old summertime My favorite summertime comment from many community members is, “Well Rick, now that summer’s here you get to relax because there’s no work to do until the kids get back next fall.” Now, I only get that comment from people who believe that superintendents actually do some work. From the people who think that superintendents do no work, I get, “Well the summer’s no different than the rest of the year!” Actually the summer is a very busy season for the public school employees on 12-month contracts. Most people are familiar with the traditional summer work done in our schools. The custodians and maintenance department clean the schools and make essential repairs. Our school office personnel must revise and file a wide range of records and other documents, prepare and order next year’s student and teacher materials, and process the 1,500-plus new students who enroll each year. Principals and assistant principals develop the staff and student schedules, oversee school budgets and purchasing, and mange the other preparation activities in their schools. Teachers and other staff members who do not work at school during the summer spend a great deal of their

own time preparing for the next school year. The central office has some traditional tasks as well. The district human resources Rick department works Glatfelter with principals and supervisors to Community hire and process Press guest over 100 replacecolumnist ment employees each summer. The curriculum department plans the year’s professional development programs, organizes summer training and materials development meetings, and trains new teachers. The student services department facilitates the enrollment and educational planning for the students with disabilities who enroll during the summer. The treasurer’s office and the business department must close out the financial records for the past fiscal year, and finalize the appropriations and budget plans for the next year. The business office also oversees preparation activities in the transportation and food services departments. The central office administrative staff is also responsible for the district’s long- and short-term planning. No Child Left Behind and the

age of accountability have added several task areas to the traditional summer workload. Virtually all district data must now be transmitted to the state through the Educational Management Information System computer network. The work required to submit “clean” data can filter down to many offices over the summer. The data that is used to develop the district and school report cards must be analyzed over the summer to prepare improvement plans. The district and school improvement plans must include strategies that will directly impact the student achievement deficiencies identified through the state testing programs. Late July and August, after the state data becomes official, are particularly busy for district and school administrators who, with the support of other staff members, must prepare for the two staff development days before school opens. The district and school improvement plans must be finalized and ready for implementation in September. Just like during the school year, over the summer there is more work to do in the same number of days. Good old summertime has vanished into the yesterdays. Rick Glatfelter is superintendent of the Northwest Local School District.

Setting up house in new Green Twp. This is the third part of a series on the history of Green Township. On his farm Isaac Jackson found the woods full of game, and many pioneers survived on game between harvests. He had no guns. In a letter to his son, Isaac asked Thomas to buy a fowling piece and a rifle. He also needed bullets to put in the guns. He wanted 200 or 300 flints suitable for hunting and 25 large flints for his musket. He talked of people shooting deer and catching quail with nets. There were many rabbits running around and he wanted a house dog. He specifically asked for a female terrier, because he felt that would be the best kind of rabbit hunting dog. He was amazed at all the wildlife he saw flying about. One day he saw a whole flock of parrots, and was amazed to see them flying this far west. The other thing that amazed him was fishing. He went fishing in the Ohio River one day with a group of local men. They caught perch, pike and catfish. The perch were 10 pounds and as hard as bricks. The pike were smaller and pretty good. The catfish were another problem. The 40 or 50

pound ones were too big, only the 12 pounds ones were any good. He said you can catch smaller fish in the creeks, with nets and wanted his son to Betty Kamuf make one. He Community wanted four or five dozed fish Press guest hooks to catch columnist more fish. There were stores in Cincinnati, but he could not find decent shoes that fit right and wanted Thomas to order him three pairs of strong shoes and one pair of boots. If he was going to live in the woods he needed tools to work with trees. For building the house and cutting trees, Isaac wanted three good hatchets, six small gimlets (a tool for boring holes in wood), a wood ax, wood saws and files. In a letter to his wife, dated August of 1813, he talked about his property and crops. He had been there since the middle of July and had planted corn, but it was suffering from the lack of rain. He felt that it was better than most

corn in the area but wished it would rain. The river was low, but he hoped it would not be so low that her trip would be delayed. He told her the day before he had an all-day party of 50 men that raised his new house. It was 36-feet by 18-feet and two stories high. He hoped to get it shingled in time to put the goods she was bringing under cover, but there were no boards to be had at any price in town, and he had no hopes of getting into the house this season. This was probably because of the turmoil in Cincinnati. The financial stain of the War of 1812 caused the three banks in Cincinnati to suspend specie (coin) payments. During the war the Courthouse at Fifth and Main was used as a barracks by soldiers and was burned to the ground. Isaac Jackson again found himself caught up in the war. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. Reach her at

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Are you worried about a possible worsening of the swine flu pandemic this fall and winter? Why or why not? “The authorities have been working on a vaccine to combat it. “At this point I do not think they are sure of the medication necessary to solve the problem. “It would seem to me controlling the visitation of the areas experiencing the problem and making sure those that do, receive the vaccine, should help. “The greatest problem in the development of a vaccine is discovery of the type of flu


“Honestly, I’m not worried about a possible worsening of the swine flu this fall and winter, because worrying won’t do a darn thing to avert the crisis, if indeed it does happen, though I hope it doesn’t. “I’m more worried about the damage being done to the structures of our country, like banking, the auto industry, and health care, by an ambitious narcissist who has no idea of the long-term negative effects that his unchecked meddling will produce.” B.B.

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Next question What do you like and dislike about the health care proposals which have been presented so far? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. “No, I’m not worried about swine flu going pandemic. This issue is already being engineered as something that will happen.” K.D.


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Wine tasting

Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants presents a wine tasting from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Piazza Discepoli, 5872 Cheviot Road. Join the group each Friday night for a fun-filled and relaxing evening of wine and light hors d'hoeuvres. Cost is $10 per person Call 923-1300.




Former bodybuilder publishes first book By Kurt Backscheider

Tim Mielke said he never expected to be an author. The Green Township resident was content working in the nutritional supplement industry when he realized consumers could benefit from a book outlining what they need to know, and what they need to avoid, when choosing supplements. “After years of advising people on which supplements to take, I realized there were certain guidelines that I always told them to look out for,” said Mielke. “Then one day it dawned on me that consumers could really use a book to provide guidelines that I had been explaining to clients all the while.” He said he was not aware such a book existed, so he set out to write one and recently self-published “The Book of Supplement Secrets.” Mielke said he’s been involved with bodybuilding and nutritional supplements since he was 14 years old, when he began training and working out to play football at Elder High School. He said he started competing in bodybuilding at age 20, and was once named the Junior Natural Mr. Ohio.


Green Township resident Tim Mielke, a former bodybuilder, has published his first book, “The Book of Supplement Secrets.” The book is a beginner’s guide to nutritional supplements. He has since retired from bodybuilding, but said over the years he has worked for three major supplement manufacturers. “There were a lot of

things I learned over the years,” he said. “I made notes whenever I heard really useful information about supplements, and I collected a notebook

full of that kind of stuff.” Mielke said his book is a field guide people can use when shopping for supplements. It covers which supplements are best for fat loss, which are best for muscle building, defines scientific terms and teaches people how to read ingredient labels. He said the book also sheds light on some of the marketing tactics supplement manufacturers use to persuade people to buy certain products. “It’s all based on my own experience with supplements, clinical studies and interviews I’ve conducted with experts in the industry,” he said. “It was really exciting to write my own book. There were a lot of times along the way when I would say to myself, ‘Wow, I’m an author.’” Mielke said he would like to find a major publishing company to pick up his book, but in the meantime he’s already compiling data for a second book. “For me, the most important thing is just getting the information out there,” he said. “The Book of Supplement Secrets” sells for $11.49, and is available at and

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Car show

Triple Creek Retirement Community will host a car show from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31, at the retirement community, 11230 Pippin Road. A number of exhibitors will be on hand displaying class and custom cars of all ages. Trophies will be awarded. Admission is free as are food, soft drinks and a moon walk for the kiddies. For more information, contact Donna Reenan at 2845759 or 851-0601.


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Rummage sale

Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a community yard sale 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 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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Schneller Homes has recently opened a new 40lot subdivision called Eckert Woods at Race and West Fork roads in Green Township. Since Schneller Homes started in 1985 they have built many homes in developments in the White Oak and Monfort Heights area including Lakeshore Landing, Jamestowne Bay, Rosewood and Ashbrook Estates. Each home in the new subdivision is built on a half-acre or more lot and there are 17 lots still remaining, said Lee Schneller, president of Schneller Homes. It is an upscale community with street lighting, sidewalks and all of the utilities, said Schneller. The houses include a variety of building styles like ranches, two stories, and one-and-a-half stories and range from $300,000 to $750,000, depending on

Eckert Woods, by Schneller Homes, is at Race and West Fork roads in Monfort Heights. the view, said David Dwyer of Hoeting Realtors, who recently began working with Schneller Homes. “It’s a great place to live and there’s so many common areas,” said Dwyer. “It’s just an all around great place to raise a family.” He said the variety of homes makes the subdivi-

sion appealing to families and empty nesters as well. The tranquil atmosphere makes Eckert Woods a good place for second-time home buyers and third time home buyers as well, said Dwyer. “It’s an upscale neighborhood, and you pretty much have your own piece of White Oak history.”


Schneller Homes prides themselves on being sure to complete their job in a professional way at all times, said Schneller. “We always like to have the job correct the first time around without having to go back and do it again,” he said.


Julie Mueller, owner of Custom Design Benefits, didn’t have to look far for her new director of account management. She and Amanda Guinan have long been professional colleagues who managed to keep in touch with each other over the years. “I had been working at a national third-party administrator for many years, but had taken time off to raise my family,” Guinan said. “At one of our lunches, Julie mentioned that the position had opened up, and asked me if I wanted to join the team.” Guinan brings a wealth of experience to her new position at Custom Design Benefits, a third-party administrator of health care benefits. She worked at a national third-party administrator for nine years. In her new capacity, she will supervise all account management functions at CDB ( in Monfort Heights and provide compliance guidance to clients.



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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.


Catacoustic Consort, 6:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. With Annalisa Pappano and James Lambert. Music of the Renaissance to honor James R. Hunt, retired library director. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.


Civic Pops American Fantasy, 7-9 p.m., Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road. With Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. Featuring music from “The Wizard of Oz,” “West Side Story,” “Oklahoma,” 1812 Overture and more. Bring seating. All ages. Free. 861-9978. Colerain Township.


Sidewinder Band, 6-10 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd. Part of Bike Night. Includes raffle, food, beer booth and giveaways. Benefits Muscular Dystrophy Association. Free. 923-9464. Colerain Township.


Scatology: The Scoop on Poop, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Learn how animals give clues to the mystery of their lives. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

Turtle Exhibit Week, 6-8 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Meet turtles and participate in turtle activities. Free, parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain 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 3 1


Cincy A2, 8 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin’ Roses, 8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Plus level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.


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


Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road. $10. 574-3900. Green Township.

Fifth Friday Beer Garden Evening, 5:30-10 p.m., Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road. Cash bar, grilled sausages and burgers. Music by DJ Eddie and dance group performances. Free. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. 385-2098. Colerain Township.


Concert on the Green, 7:30 p.m., Union Central Insurance and Investments, 1876 Waycross Road. Lawn. Featuring Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Pre-concert entertainment with Matthew Brian Taylor, magician 5:30 p.m. Bring seating or picnics. All ages. Food and drink available for purchase. Free. 5955200. Forest Park.


Turtle Exhibit Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 521-7275. Colerain Township. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 1


Project ArtReach Cornhole Tournament, 25 p.m., Central Park, Winton and Waycross roads. Two person teams, double elimination. Cash prizes. No professionals: ACO, ACA, NCA, OH, KY or IN PROS. Benefits Project ArtReach. $30, $20 by July 29. Registration required. 522-0200. Forest Park.


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.


Diamond Squares, 8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.


Concert and Dancing, 11 a.m., Uptown Farmers Market, 8078 Colerain Ave., gazebo. With belly dancers. Audience participation segment included. Free. 238-6616. Colerain Township.


As Time Goes By: The Winton Road Story, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Winton Centre. Take a journey back to the settling of Ohio. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


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


Smooth Jazz in the Park Festival, 6-11 p.m., Central Park - Forest Park, Winton and Waycross roads. Kidz Art of Jazz 6-8 p.m. Music by The Lao Tizer Band featuring international violinist Karen Briggs and contemporary jazz guitarist, composer, producer and 2008 Emmy-winner Chieli Minucci. Concessions available. All ages. No grilling, alcohol or pets. Free. 522-0200. Forest Park.


Saturday Nite Blues, 6:30-10 p.m., Pit To Plate BBQ, 8021 Hamilton Ave. 931-9100. Mount Healthy.

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Prairie Hike, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Begins at Winton Centre. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. Turtle Exhibit Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 521-7275. 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.


Kayak Quick Start Program, Noon-3 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Adventure Outpost. Lessons on basics in technique and maneuverability. All equipment provided. Program required for Little Miami River Kayak Trips. $25, $20 ages 6-18. Registration required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, 11565 Pippin Road. Call 821-7567 or 825-4544 if interested in reserving a space. 825-4544. Colerain Township. Music Boosters Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.noon, Winton Woods High School, 1231 W. Kemper Road. Benefits the district’s music programs. 729-0420. Springfield Township.


The Lao Tizer Band, featuring international violinist Karen Briggs and contemporary jazz guitarist, composer, producer and 2008 Emmy winner Chieli Minucci, will headline at the Smooth Jazz in the Park Festival. The free music festival is 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Central Park, Winton and Waycross roads. For more information, call 522-0200. Pictured from left are Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs and Lao Tizer.


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.

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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.


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.


Growing up German in Indiana, 2 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road. With Indiana Poet Laureate, Norbert Krapf. 598-5732. Green Township.


Eight-Legged Wonders, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Search for spiders and look into their habitat, plus games and a spider “interview.” Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Winton Woods. Turtle Exhibit Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 521-7275. Colerain Township. Hanging Out with Berries, 9:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road. Find out what seeds and berries are hanging out along the Pin Oak Trail. Free, parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township.

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Back to School Carnival for Kids, Noon-3 p.m., West Fork Christian Fellowship, 5636 West Fork Road. Amusements, games and food. Free. 481-5673. White Oak.


Caregivers Support Group, 4-5:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. For those who care for or supervise the frail, elderly or disabled. Baby-sitting with advance notice. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. M O N D A Y, A U G . 3


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green 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. 7. 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 Aug. 7. Includes field trips, transportation, fun learning activities and meals. Ages 5 and under. $155 per week. 6742323. Forest Park.



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. Beginner Continentals Round Dance Club, 6:30 p.m., North College Hill United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road. Beginner lessons in waltz, two-step, cha cha and more. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. North College Hill.


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


Grief Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. For those who have suffered a loss. Child care available with advance notice. Free. Registration recommended. 931-5777. Finneytown. W E D N E S D A Y, A U G . 5


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. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.


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


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


Ultimate Challenge Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Daily through Aug. 7. Outdoor recreation including low ropes course, wall climbing, canoeing, archery, driving range, nature exploration. Includes T-shirt and Frisbee. Bring lunch. Ages 10-14. $90. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

Studio Go, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., New Burlington Church of Christ, 1989 Struble Road. Nightly through Aug. 7. Age 3-grade 5. Free. Online registration available. 825-0232. New Burlington.


Powel Crosley YMCA Sports Camp: Water Mania, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA – Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road. Daily through Aug. 7. Ages 6-12. $102, $70 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township.


Powel Crosley Summer Day Camp: Blast from the Past, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA – Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road. Daily through Aug. 7. Traditional camp activities. Ages 6-12. Pre and post camp care available. $164, $125 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township.



The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company puts on the comedy about a man who really likes the thought of getting married in “Engaged.” It is July 30-Aug. 2 and Aug. 6-9, at the company, 719 Race St., downtown. Tickets are $20-$26. Call 513-3812273 or visit

Job Search Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Road. Free. Jane Steinmetz, Splendid Work, presents “Piloting Your Job Search and Landing Safely.” Registration recommended. Presented by Family Life Center. 931-5777. Finneytown.


Macy’s Music Festival Cincinnati will be held at Paul Brown Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1. Fantasia, pictured, Anita Baker, John Legend, Robin Thicke and more are scheduled to perform. For tickets, visit


Summertime and the living is … ? I wouldn’t be surprised if Psalm 23 was written in summertime. You know how it goes, “He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he refreshes my soul.” Summer invites tranquility, feeling at one with nature, choosing some positive and relaxing times in our lives. Here are some of the lessons of summer. Slow down: “There is more to life than increasing its speed,” said Gandhi. Most of us moderns feel obsessively driven. We stay on the treadmill all year long. We fear the silence of solitude or experience a certain personal guilt if our list of expectations isn’t accomplished immediately. Contemplative monk Thomas Merton considered excessive busyness a way of doing violence

Tips to avoid dog bites this summer Dog bites are a largely preventable public health problem, yet 4.7 million Americans are bitten by a dog every year. Children are by far the most common victims but parents can teach children how to safely interact with dogs. In Hamilton County from 2005-2007, 1,589 dog bites were reported, half of which occurred in children through 19 years old. Understanding the right behavior to use and understanding a dog’s body language can make a difference when a child interacts with a dog. Children should: • Never approach a strange dog. Don’t make eye contact and back away slowly. • Never tease a dog. • Never sneak up on a dog that is eating or sleeping. Animals may bite when they are frightened. • Always ask the owner’s permission before petting a dog. Let the dog sniff your hand, and then gently pet the dog’s back or sides. • Stay away from dogs that are chained, behind fences or in cars. They may be protective of their territory. • Never take bones, balls or other toys from a dog. Dogs are possessive. If a child is attacked by a dog, regardless of whether the animal is a family pet, teaching the child what to do during an attack can minimize the risk and severity of the injury: • Drop to the ground. • Curl up in a ball. • Protect your head and face; cover your ears. • Try to remember what the dog looked like and where it went. “If you or your child is bitten by a dog, wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water and contact your family doctor right away,” said Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram. “It is also important that you contact Hamilton County Public Health so we can determine that the dog’s rabies vaccinations are up to date.” In Hamilton County, but outside the cities of Cincinnati, Norwood, Sharonville, Springdale and St. Bernard, report bites to 946-7832.

to ourselves, “There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence … and that is activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence. It destroys our own inner capacity for peace.” Summertime is freneticisms antidote. It’s the time for which hammocks and lawn chairs were made, bicycles, tree-lined walking paths, picnic baskets and the song lyrics “slow down, you move too fast, you gotta make the morning last.” Notice: St. Benedict, the monk who founded the Benedictine Order, had a novel approach to

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help his novices live in the present moment – which is the only place we really live. During their novitiate he asked them to temporarily take a special vow – Fidelity To The Present Moment. It meant a deliberate, concentrated giving of attention to what is immediately before you. “Age quod agis,” in Latin, “Do what you are doing.” He wanted them to notice and feel even the mundane. If washing dishes, notice the look and feel of the swirling soapy water, the sound, the smoothness, the comforting circular motion of their hand. This vow of attention required them to let go of the tendency of trying to do multiple things at once (no praise for multitaskers), of acting thoughtlessly, or to live in the past and worry over the

future. The present moment has a fullness all its own. Take off your shoes: Literally and figuratively summer says “Take off your shoes and walk in the grass, feel the earth on which you live, take a deep breath. Life’s too short for tight shoes. Loosen up and stop frowning. Touch the earth, the trees and flowers. At least for awhile resign as General Manager of The Universe.” Many burdens we carry are not even ours to carry. Summertime says “Take that load off your shoulders and let me refresh you.” Enjoy: That’s what the table server says as he or she places our food before us, “Enjoy!” We like the invitation. God says the same thing as he spreads before us the smorgasbord of life that Genesis says he found so good. One of my favorite prayers in a


Sunday Mass says: “Lord, open our eyes to see your hand at work in the splendor of creation and in the beauty of Father Lou human life. Guntzelman Touched by your hand, our world Perspectives is holy. Help us to cherish the gifts that surround us, to share your blessings with our brothers and sisters, and to experience the joy of life in your presence.” To which I say a great, “Amen!” 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.

Make sure debt is yours before you pay it During these tough economic times many people are faced with unpaid debts. In addition to bills you truly owe, you may also be hit with collection letters from companies who just hope you’ll pay. Some of these are socalled Zombie debts, those more than seven years old that have been sold to debt collection companies. Such bills often don’t belong to you, but are sent anyway because so many years have gone by and people have moved. Nancy Beasley of Sharonville got such a bill

for a debt dating back to 1994. “I went to the Web site of the bill collection comHoward Ain pany and Hey Howard! there’s no Web site listed. All I found were links to complaints,” she said. This bill collector wanted Beasley to pay more than $2,000, for a bill belonging to a company of which she never heard.

“So I called the company and told them and they said they would erase the debt. I just want other people to be aware of these letters coming out,” Beasley said. Clara E. Martin of Anderson Township also got a collection letter for a debt that’s four years old. It was for an unpaid parking lot fee. But, upon close examination she found the license number for the car listed never belonged to her. “If they had the correct license number then I would say, ‘Well, this could possibly be something legitimate.’ But it’s not,” she said.

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Although she wrote the bill collector and disputed the bill, it didn’t seem to make any difference. “Just recently I received another letter from them. This letter is not different than the first one, so this is not in response to what I wrote,” Martin said. So I told Martin to send another letter to the bill collector saying she doesn’t owe the debt – and send the letter by registered mail so they have to sign for it. That way you have proof they received it. She did that and has not heard from them again.

Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you need to send such a letter to protect your rights. If you feel the debt is not yours, tell the bill collector in writing to provide proof it belongs to you. Do not admit the debt is yours unless you are sure. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Chocolate ’chips’ in to elevate zucchini bread

I’ve been picking my Italian round zucchini, my Lebanese zucchini and my regular zucchini every day. I’ll make stuffed zucchini for supper tonight and if I have time, a chocolate zucchini bread. I wanted to share that recipe since it’s a little different than the norm.

Chocolate zucchini bread/cake

From an anonymous reader. I haven’t tried this yet but it looks delicious. Let me know how you like it. It’s a cross between a bread and a cake, so either name is appropriate. 11⁄2 cups shredded zucchini 1 cup flour 1 ⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 teaspoon cinna-

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

mon 1 ⁄4 teaspoon allspice 1 ⁄2 cup canola oil 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup l i g h t b r o w n sugar 2 large

eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 ⁄4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9-by-5 loaf pan. Set aside shredded zucchini. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside. Beat oil, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until well blended and fold in zucchini. Add flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in chips. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes

Mix with mixer until smooth and creamy, but thick consistency. Use vegetables, crackers, chips or pretzels for dipping.

Baked pasta and chicken COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Two unusual zucchini: Lebanese and Italian round. out clean, about 55 to 65 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool 10 minutes, then remove and finish cooling.

Mary Simon’s Catalina dip

From Rose Kutschbach – her mom’s recipe, an alltime favorite. “Mom passed away in ’95 but memories will always be there for us,” she told me. Well said! 1 pound cream cheese, softened 16 oz. Catalina salad dressing Garlic salt to taste

I made this for the grandkids and they (and the adults) loved it. 2 cups whole wheat or regular pastina (or any short pasta) Olive oil 2 chicken breasts, cut up – a good 3 cups or so 1 nice onion, chopped – about 11⁄2 cups 2-3 teaspoons garlic or bit more to taste 28 oz. diced tomatoes with juice 3 cups mozzarella Parsley, chopped Salt and pepper to taste Topping: 1 cup bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese mixed Butter or substitute Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cook pasta until just tender, about five minutes. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, film bottom of pan with olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for a couple of minutes. Add onions and garlic, stirring to combine, and cook until onions are soft and chicken is cooked, about five minutes. Put into bowl with pasta. Add tomatoes, mozzarella, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Put in sprayed casserole. Sprinkle crumb mixture on top, dot with small bits of butter. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

*Water vs. Juice for kids in sports: For Bill, a Northeast Suburban Life reader, whose kids are playing sports. Hydration is paramount. If an activity lasts less than one hour, water is fine.

If it lasts 60 to 90 minutes or longer, a 6 to 8 percent carbohydrate sports drink or diluted fruit juice (to dilute juice from concentrate – and try to use 100 percent juice – use at least twice the water recommended) is good. * Information from “The Official Snack Guide for Beleaguered Sports Parents” which yours truly, along with three talented colleagues, wrote!

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Boccone Dolce for Jean Jimmy Gherardi’s not so Hidden Valley Ranch dressing Tink’s Blueberry Buckle Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

REUNIONS Princeton Class of 1999– will be having its 10-year reunion. Classmates will meet 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Sharon Woods. Contact info for the committee is as follows: Kelli Martin, 678-516-6460; Will Munn, 513227-4481; Anna Dickson, 917605-4579; Rhonda Bristol, 513602-2891. Amelia High School Class of 1984 – is having it’s 25th year reunion from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, with a picnic at Sycamore Park in Batavia ( rk+map+8x11.pdf). Admission is free. Classmates should bring their own lunch. Afterward, food and spirits are planned at Great Scotts ( from 6

p.m. to close. Separate tabs are available. RSVP to Wini Foster at 866-433-7543, or e-mail Glen Este High School Class of 1979 – The Glen Este High School Class of 1979 reunion committee is planning its 30-year reunion for Aug. 8 at the Eastgate Holiday Inn. Any classmates interested in attending the reunion should contact Kelly Clements Blom at or 513-9320164 with your name, e-mail address (please put “Reunion” in as your subject), mailing address and telephone number. Princeton High School Class of 1974 – Is planning a 35th class reunion for Saturday, Aug. 8, at

the Fairfield Banquet and Convention Center. Pricing is $85 per couple or $45 for a single if the tickets are bought before July 1. After that date, a couple is $95 and singles are $50. For more information, e-mail Debbie (Owens) Fuson at Taylor High School Class of 1989 – The 1989 graduating class of Taylor High School is conducting its 20-year reunion at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, at The Madison, 740 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky. Cost is $45 per person, and dinner will be served. Come out for an evening of catching up with old friends, dancing, eating, drinking and having fun.

Amelia High School Class of 1989 – The 1989 senior class of Amelia High School is conducting its 20th class reunion Aug. 9 at Coney Island’s Moonlight Pavilion. If you are a member of the class or know of anyone who is, contact Connie Weisenborn-Heilman at Connie or at 513-752-7390. Clermont Northeastern High School Alumni – is planning a second alumni weekend for Aug. 14-16. Weekend activities include a Friday evening social hour, a Saturday evening dinner/dance at the Fastiques and Sunday picnics and gatherings for various classes. Cost for the dinner and dance, which starts at 6:30 p.m. is $25 per guest. The Class of 1959 is

gathering at Lake Lorelei on Sunday, Aug. 16. Alumni are also asked to contact friends and family who are also alumni about the weekend. To sign up, e-mail, or Shirley Shipley at Norwood High School Class of 1979 – Is conducting its 30-year reunion from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 15, at the Blue Ash Banquet Center. For information, contact Karen (Faulkner) Parker at 513351-6616 or e-mail her at Clermont Northeastern High School – Alumni weekend is scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 14 and 15. Friday night, all the classes are invited to meet

their friends at the following locations: 1958-1969: Quaker Steak and Lube, 59- Chamber Drive, Milford; 1970-1979: Putters, 5723 Signal Hill Court, Milford; 19801989: Greenies, 1148 Ohio 28, Milford; 1990-1999: Buffalo Harry’s, 1001 Lila Ave., Milford; 2000-2009, Buffalo Wild Wings, 175 River’s Edge Drive, Milford. Saturday night is a dinner dance, starting at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour at the Fastiques Building at the fairgrounds. Send name, telephone number, address, e-mail address and graduating class to: Clermont Northeastern Alumni Association, 5327 Hutchinson Road, Batavia, OH 45103. Cost is $25 per person. Deadline is July 31 for reservations.

Open House Every Thursday in July Time 1:00 to 3:00 pm Location 11100 Springfield Pike

Celebrate your independence!

Bob and Carol have always made their own decisions and most recently they chose Maple Knoll Village. “I traveled more than 200 miles each trip for 20 years to care for our parents, and we didn’t want our kids to have to do that for us,” said Carol. “Moving in early allows us to have fun now before we need assistance!” Celebrate your independence and choose Maple Knoll Village today!

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BRIEFLY Ramp closure

The ramp from eastbound Interstate 74 to southbound I275 will be closed from 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, to 6 a.m. Thursday, July 30. In addition, lane closures will be in place on northbound and southbound I-275.

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The answer is‌

You can find heroes at the firefighters memorial in front of the Colerain Township Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Service station on Galbraith Road in Groesbeck. The names of the five Colerain Township firefighters who died in the line of duty are engraved on the memorial. Correct answers came from M a r y B o w l i n g , G a i l H a l l g a t h , D e b b i e Fales, Nancy Bruner, Pat Merfert, Joane Donnelly, Jake and Jamie Spears, David and Wanda Schmeusser, Robert Frasure, N i c h o l a s and Holley Kroeger, Mimi and Papa Threm, Emily, Megan and the boys, Ron and Erma, and Joan and Jim Wilson.

Last week’s clue.

Last week, the names of those who correctly identified Nature’s Niche were left out of the paper. They are: C a r o l C o o g a n , Pa m C o l l i n s , Anna Thomas, Jessica Thomas, Eric Duwel, A d a m D u w e l , G a i l H a l l g a t h , D e b b i e Fa l e s , N a n cy B r u n e r, Pat Merfert, J o a n e D o n n e l l y, J a m i e a n d J a k e S p e a r s , L o u A n n a n d Ve r n o n Pfeiffer, Connie Cottingham, Mimi and Pa p a Threm, Ron and Erma, Emily, Megan and the boys. Thanks for playing. See this week’s clue on A1.

Northwest Local School District bus drivers will get 2 percent raises under a contract approved by the board of education July 13. The drivers and mechanics are represented by the Ohio Association of Public Works Employees Local 230. Greg Hester, director of human resources for the district, said there are about 78 drivers and seven mechanics covered by the new contract. The changes to salary and benefits mirror those given to other bargaining units, Hester said. The district now has agreements in place with all of its bargaining units. The contract is a four-year deal, and calls for reopening for salary in 2010, 2011 and 2012 for salary, route bidding, and extra work details. Each party can also bring two additional language items each party chooses. This contract also brings all of the district into a high deductible health insurance plan with provisions for a health savings account.

Job complete

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati has completed its sewer construction and restoration project in Springfield Township. The installation of 1,700 feet of new 8-inch sewer line eliminated the old Arrowood pump station, which no longer functioned efficiently.

Managed by MSD, Smith and Brown began work in July 2008 and the project was completed last month. For more details about this project, call Tera Kuhlman at 771-9424.

Calling crafters

The staff of the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center is looking for crafters for the center’s annual holiday boutique. Tables are available for rent at $35 each, two for $40. The boutique will be Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center. Call Marlene at 741-8802 for details

Strike up the Band

The Springfield Township Senior and Community Center will be the site of a free family concert from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, featuring the Ohio Military Band. The concert will be on the back deck of the senior/community center, 9158 Winton Road, with seating available in the picnic grove between the center and The Grove Banquet Hall. The Ohio Military Band is the oldest community band in the Cincinnati with roots tracing back to 1854. Concessions will be available for purchase. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. In the event of rain, the concert will take place inside The Grove Banquet Hall.

Vacation bible school

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church offers its vacation bible school from 6:30 to 9 p.m. beginning Sunday, Aug. 9, through Thursday, Aug. 13, a the church, 3682 West Fork Road. Campers come back at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, for a a community grillout and campfire and an evening of entertainment and games. Organizers say there will be contemporary music, recreation games, science activities, sports videos, and crafts for kids in preschool through sixth grade. Register at www.mhumc. org/VBS.htm or call 481-8699.

Supplies needed

St. Joseph Orphanage is in need of school supplies: backpacks, blue and back pens, colored folder without metal, notebook paper, pencils, colored pencils, markers, notebooks, scissors, erasers, glue sticks, rulers, plain gym shorts, T-shirts, personal hygiene products, metal pencil sharpeners, book covers, art supplies, Velcro strips, sketch pads, paints, construction paper and big drawing paper. To donate, send or take the items to the orphanage, 5400 Edalbert Drive, or call 513-741-3100 to make a cash or credit donation.

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Middle schools offer orientation By Jennie Key

Making the leap from elementary school can be daunting for a middle school student. Kids have anxieties and questions: Where are my classes? It’s a big building, will I get lost? Will I have friends? What if I can’t open my locker? A Northwest Local School District orientation program hopes to de-stress the transition for its sixth graders by addressing some of those fears. Sixth-grade students

who are entering Colerain, Pleasant or White Oak middle schools in the fall should sign up now for the Northwest Local School District’s Sixth-grade Orientation/ Transition programs. Pauletta Crowley, administrative assistant for community and administrative services for the district, says incoming sixth-grade students will be treated to three half days of fun-filled, informative activities. Students can meet their new classmates, learn to open lockers, tour the middle school building and learn how to read a class schedule.

Students can also take part in a dress code fashion show, and meet teachers and staff members. There will also be games, treats, prizes and snacks. White Oak Principal Jamie Birdsong said he has seen attendance at the transition program grow over his six years in the building. He says the chance to be in the building without the older students helps sixth graders feel more comfortable as they learn the layout of the building, participate in locker races and meet other sixth graders. “I truly believe any sixth grader who attends has a

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better start for their school year,� Birdsong said. “You can tell during the first week of school which students attended the program.� The program will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, through Friday, Aug. 12, at each of the district’s three middle schools. Cost is $10, which pays for materials, and snacks. Students must sign up by calling the middle school building they will attend. For Colerain Middle School, call 385-8490; for Pleasant Run Middle School, call 851-2400 and White Oak Middle School at 741-4300.

Mount grant will help pay for college costs The College of Mount St. Joseph has received a fouryear $100,000 grant from the Charles E. Schell Foundation for Education, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, for interest-free educational assistance loans. The Charles E. Schell Fund at the Mount will assist current students, particularly juniors and seniors, with their out-of-pocket

costs when all other resources have been tapped. It operates as a revolving loan fund as students repay the loans up to 10 years after graduation at no interest. “This is an excellent reserve fund for students who have exhausted their eligibility for federal student loans, especially when they’re close to degree com-

pletion. It helps them finish their education and get on with their careers,� said Kathy Kelly, director of student administrative services which oversees financial aid at the Mount. “We are deeply grateful to the Charles E. Schell Foundation for this generous fund that directly helps our students,� said Tony Aretz, Ph.D., president of the College of Mount St. Joseph. The Mount’s financial aid program serves more than 80 percent of the student population with scholarships, financial aid and loans.

More information about the Mount’s financial aid services is available online “Charles Schell directed the establishment of his foundation in his will,� said Heidi B. Jark, vice president and manager of The Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank. “He wanted his estate to fund ‘educational benefits’ for future students, and that’s precisely what it’s doing for students at Mount St. Joseph. “As Trustee of the Foundation, Fifth Third Bank is honored to help continue his legacy.�

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A bowling center owner from Tennessee has agreed to buy Western Bowl, as well as the Hoinke Classic bowling tournament. Larry Schmittou, a veteran bowling center owner from Hendersonville, Tenn., anticipates his purchase of the 68-lane bowling alley in Green Township will be completed by the end of the month. Western Bowl will become the 15th bowling center under Schmittou’s direction – he also owns centers in Louisville, Paducah, Ky., Nashville and Knoxville. The new name of the center will be Strike and Spare Western Bowl. Cancun Restaurant, Fehr-Calhoun Bowlers Corral and General Custer’s Golf & Gulp have all agreed to multiple year leases with the new owner. Schmittou, the 68-yearold owner of S&S Family Entertainment LLC, said he is honored the Hoinke family, who has been a champion of bowling for more than 60 years, chose him for stewardship over the historic bowling alley and the Hoinke Classic. “It’s a prestigious bowling center,� he said. “I still think it is a premier bowling center and should continue to be home to the historic Hoinke Classic, which is still the largest bowling tournament in the United States.� Schmittou said he is 100

percent convinced bowling will remain a sport for all ages and ability levels, and be the most affordable entertainment option for families and individuals. He said many current Western Bowl employees have agreed to stay on board, including Michele Herbers, who will be the Hoinke Classic tournament director, and the entire mechanics crew headed by Kevin Hizar. Schmittou said the staff is dedicated to increasing the league base, growing high school bowling, serving as a place for fundraisers, hosting parties and church lock-ins and being a good corporate citizen. “I’m big time into this,� he said. “I wouldn’t be purchasing the center otherwise.� He said he plans several improvements to the center over the next year, including expanding the food and beverage operations to more than 60 menu items, turning a bar area into a 50-seat cafe, buying new lane machines and doing a lot of painting. The bowling alley will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sundays. Schmittou said he is very familiar with Cincinnati and likes the area. Before entering the bowling business, he owned nine minor league baseball teams, four of which were Cincinnati Reds farm teams, including the Triple-A Nashville Sounds.

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Larry Schmittou, a veteran bowling center owner from Tennessee, is purchasing Western Bowl and hopes to have the sale complete by the end of this month. Schmittou owns 14 other bowling centers, and wants to keep the Green Township bowling alley open continue running the Hoinke Classic.

Larry Schmittou, whose company is buying Western Bowl, will also bring back the Hoinke Classic bowling tournament. The tournament usually runs from February to November, but had been suspended this year after it was unclear what would happen to the center, Schmittou said. He is going to hold an abbreviated version running from the end of September to November. There will then be a Super Hoinke tournament in December, featuring the best bowlers, Schmittou said. “The Hoinkes have done a lot for bowling. They’ve built up a great tournament and it’ll stay that way,� he said.

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HTT Agency Inc., 5879 Cheviot Road in White Oak, has received the Blue Streak Circle of Achievement Retention Award from the Central Insurance Companies. The award recognizes a Central Insurance Blue Streak agency that provides outstanding customer service. Blue Streak is a personal lines program provided to select agencies representing the Central Insurance Companies that have not only demonstrated consistently high professional standards, but also have a proven track record of profitability, growth and a commitment to customer service. Agencies in the Blue Streak program receive priority service, capacity commitment, enhanced underwriting authority and other incentives. The Central Insurance Companies consists of Central Mutual Insurance Com-

pany, All America Insurance Company and CMI Lloyds. • A national banking publication, U.S. Banker, has recognized LCNB National Bank as a Top 200 Community Bank. The bank was cited for its three-year average return on equity in U.S. Banker’s June 2009 edition. LCNB is ranked 139th among all community banks and thrifts that qualified. LCNB branches include 6383 Bridgetown Road in Green Township and 3209 W. Galbraith Road in Colerain Township.

Career moves

Tanya Wilmes has joined Custom Design Benefits as sales manager. Wilmes previously worked as a benefits consultant for a national consulting company. She is a Colerain Township resident.

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July 29, 2009


Clippard launches austim preschool Cincinnati News Service When the Clippard Family YMCA opens a preschool for children with autism next month, David Martorano will take a special interest in seeing that it’s a top notch program. Martorano, district vice president of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, has two children with autism. He’ll oversee the preschool from two perspectives - his job and as a parent who has come to understand what therapies autistic children need most. “We’re always looking to serve new communities in new and better ways,” said Martorano, who is based at Clippard in Colerain Township. “I also have the capability of making sure this program is the most wellrounded, functional and effective program to serve that child’s needs.” The preschool was

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Both YMCA preschools start Aug. 31. For more information, call 923-4466 or visit the Clippard Family YMCA at 8920 Cheviot Road. recently approved by the Ohio Department of Education as a private provider for the Autism Scholarship Program. With the $20,000 scholarship, parents can send their autistic child to a special education program, other than the one operated by their child’s school district, to receive the services outlined in the child’s individualized education program. Clippard’s program will be one of few autism-specific preschools in the Tristate that offers an all-day option five days a week, Martora-

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no said. The preschool is one of two new initiatives at Clippard. The YMCA also is expanding its part-time preschool for typical children to a full-day program. Among the advantages the two preschools will have is the ability to use YMCA facilities. Students will have swimming lessons, for example, and can use the gymnasium for fine and gross motor activities. The preschool for autistic children will be able to serve 10 children, ages 3 through first grade, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. week days. Along with the autism scholarship, parents will pay $125 a week. The Applied Behavior Analysis Learning Center

will focus on positive reinforcement, teaching behaviors and skills by reinforcing acceptable behaviors. Students will have a 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 teacher-student ratio, depending on where the children are on the autism spectrum, Martorano said. “One of the neat things about our program is that there will be inclusion opportunities with the typical preschool. They’ll have the opportunity for social and peer interaction, depending on their development,” he said. “For some kids, it could be as simple as attending snack with them or being integrated into the entire preschool with their own individual aid.”


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UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace 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 “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

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

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July 29, 2009

West-side tennis coach in hall of fame Angela Farley Wilson of the Western Tennis & Fitness Club has been selected as one of four inductees to the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame. She and three others – John Peckskamp, John Cook and Lynn Nabors-McNally – will be enshrined on Saturday, Aug. 15, during the middle Saturday of the Western & Southern Financial Group Master & Women’s Open in Mason. Wilson has been with the Western Tennis & Fitness Club since 2004 and is now the director of operations and tennis. At Western, at 5490 Muddy Creek Road, she directs overall operations while being heavily involved in the elite junior development program, which has turned out several college players. Farley Wilson also recently completed her first season as the head tennis coach at the University of Cincinnati, leading the Bearcats to a 16-9 record, and its second appearance

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in the Big east Conference championship. She brought a wealth of experience to the Bearcats having played and coached throughout her life. Prior to the Western Tennis and Fitness Club, she was the director of junior tennis for two years in Crestview, Ky., at the Five Seasons Sports Club, creating junior programs for varying levels, including nationally-ranked junior players. Her experience coaching with nationally-renowned college players goes back to 1991 when she was an assistant coach for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) at the 1991 World University Games Over the last four years she has spent a great deal of her time helping grow the sport of tennis in Cincinnati as a USTA training center coach, starting in 2005 when she launched the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association (GCTA) 10and-Under Training Center. A well-respected coach,

Jordan De Noma of Cheviot won the 2009 Cincinnati Mayor’s Cup in Sunday’s Super Stock competition of the Cincinnati Derby. The stock field of 44 cars took to the streets June 28, and the 2009 Cincinnati Mayor’s Cup competition with a “race within a race” as 26 cars representing 19 separate Cincinnati neighborhoods competed for a PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO MEMRAL@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM

Angela Farley Wilson of the Western Tennis & Fitness Club has been selected as one of four inductees to the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame. Wilson is able to draw on a wealth of playing experience which started as a high school player at Indian Hill High school in Cincinnati. At Indian Hill, Wilson was a nationally-ranked junior player at both the 16 and under and 18 and under levels. After earning an Ohio High School double championship in 1981 and making it to the singles finals in 1982, Wilson went on to a four-year career at Indiana University (198387). In her four years in Bloomington, she was twice named team captain and was a part of two Big Ten titles (1984, 1987).

In 1987, Wilson was named first-team all-Big Ten as she helped the Hoosiers to their second NCAA Tournament appearance. Wilson’s playing career extends beyond her college career as she has captured six Cincinnati Metropolitan Tennis Championship titles overall and five since 2003, including last year’s women’s doubles title. In 2006, she was named the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association’s Player of the Year and winner of the Carol Brestel Award for volunteering and promoting junior tennis in the Cincinnati area.

$5,000 prize, their name on a cup in Mayor Mark Mallory’s office and bragging rights for the next year. De Noma won the award, driving the car for The Heights (University Heights) and sponsored by The Heights Community Council. In the field of 44 cars, Jordan finished sixth. He is a student at St. Martin School.

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Winton Woods Campground expansion complete after 18 months An 18-month expansion project of the Winton Woods Campground is complete. Whether campers want to enjoy a simple overnight camp-out or a weeklong stay, Winton Woods offers an array of amenities with 123 sites. The hottest commodities are the eight new deluxe cabins with fully-equipped kitchens (linens, cookware, dishes and dishwasher), bathrooms with stand-in showers, heat, air-conditioning and televisions. Each cabin includes a wood deck, picnic table, grill and fire ring; they sleep six people, including a loft for children. Other new sites include 25 RV back-in sites and 12 RV pull-through sites, all with full hookup (water, 50amp electric and sewer), concrete patio, picnic table and fire ring. Winton Woods Campground also has 10 basic cabins and 68 sites with 30-amp hookups. “RV camping continues to be a popular way for Americans to travel and enjoy their vacation and family time,” said Recreation Manager Bill Mowery. “The Winton Woods Campground is a great alternative for families looking for an affordable destination in these tough economic times.” Site rentals range from

$25 per night for 30-amp electric to $115 per night for the deluxe cabins. Another addition is a campground office and store that sells anything campers may have forgotten to pack – from sunscreen to sweatshirts if the night air gets chilly. The Woods Café features a delicious menu including fresh-brewed coffee, cappuccinos, handdipped ice cream, nachos, hot pretzels and pizza that can be delivered to campers' cabins, RVs and campsites. Campers can make use of a group activity shelter, playground, larger visitor parking, two new dump stations, a shower building and Wi-Fi access. The Winton Woods Campground is located within easy walking distance of the park's harbor via a paved multi-purpose trail. Visitors can enjoy both wet and dry playgrounds, a snack bar and plenty of water recreation. There are rowboats, kayaks, canoes, pedal boats or mini-pontoon boats for rent on the 188acre lake with plenty of fishing; bait and tackle can be purchased at the park's boathouse. The Winton Woods Campground expansion reflects the Hamilton County Park District's commitment to providing outdoor recreation and education for

area residents. Revenue generated from campground reservations contributes to

the park district's status as one of the most self-sufficient park systems in the

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Winton Woods has new cabins with fully equipped kitchens and air conditioning.

Be a ‘deadheader’ in the garden! Now, when we say the word “deadhead,” what do you think of? Truck drivers think about a return trip without any cargo. And you Grateful Dead fans may think about yourself – Deadheads. But in the garden, deadheading has a totally different meaning. Deadheading is the art of removing spent flowers from a plant in order to achieve a few different things. The main idea behind deadheading is to stimulate more flowers. By pinching off the old flowers, it helps to stimulate new growth and more flowers. Some plants need a simple removal of the spent flower, where others may need removal of the spent flower as well as the stalk on which it’s growing. This process is used on both annuals and perennials (and woody plants as well). Deadheading is similar to a pinching or pruning process that helps keep plants more compact, rather than getting long and lanky. By removing the spent flowers and a bit of the stem below the flower, you’re encouraging a fuller plant. And of course, with more new growth, in turn, you’ll have more new flowers. Deadheading also helps to eliminate the plants’ trying to go to seed, which can take a lot out of the plant. Instead of producing seed heads, the energy can be sent to the plant and its

foliage, and in many cases the plants will continue to re-bloom. If you have coreopsis, a Ron Wilson light shearIn the ing will help garden s t i m u l a t e these plants to keep flowering all summer long, as well as keeping them nice and compact. Deadheading is also a way to help stimulate a second flowering period from plants that may typically flower only once. Summer flowering spirea is a good example. Once they’re finished flowering, lightly shear off those spent flowers, and within a few weeks, a second flush of new growth will appear, along with a second period of flowering. As with some perennials and woody plants, even if deadheading doesn’t help stimulate more flowers, it definitely helps to keep your plants looking a lot nicer for the summer season. So, if you haven’t been a deadheader this summer, it’s never too late to get started. Your flowering plants will be glad you did! Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@





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Gary Anderson, 23, 2682 Barthas Place, trafficking in drugs at Pippin Road and Compton Road, June 23. John Brown, 47, 5940 Day Road, domestic violence at 5940 Day Road, June 25. Ronald Brown, 25, 121 Sciddler Drive, drug possession, possession drug abuse instruments at 3390 Compton Road, June 23. Geneva Custodia, 27, 2019 Foratier Ave., theft at 9684 Colerain Ave., June 30. Brandon Earls, 22, 2996 Cranbrook, attempt at 7765 Colerain Ave., July 7. Zachariah Foster, 19, no address given, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, aggravated trespassing, carrying concealed weapons, offenses involving underage person at 7625 Colerain Ave., June 27. Antonio Gibson, 29, 2618 Chesterfield, receiving stolen property at 2618 Chesterfield Court, June 26. David Hadden, 46, 217 W. Twelfth Street, criminal trespassing at 9501 Colerain Ave., July 4. Randy Hazlett, 43, 220 McCann Lane, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., June 30. Wilmer Mikery-Munoz, 32, 3050 Benson Circle, weapons while intoxicated, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 7958 Harrison Ave., June 29. Matt Mills, 21, 3498 W. Galbraith Road, offenses involving underage person, aggravated trespassing, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 7625 Colerain Ave., June 27. Jesse Parson, 25, 3927 Yearling Court, drug abuse at Pippin and Springdale Road, July 3. Douglas Price, 45, 1000 Sycamore Street, using weapons while intoxicated at 8221 Georgianna , June 30. Douglas Price, 45, 1000 Sycamore Street, using weapons while intoxicated at 8221 Georgianna , June 30. William Ruwe, 38, 2301 Lincoln Ave., theft at 1000 Sycamore, June 30. Carolyn Trotter, 51, 8517 Sunlight Drive, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., June 30. James Valentine, 43, 1000 Sycamore Street, receiving stolen property at 8950 Colerain Ave., June 15. Juvenile male, 15, curfew, drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct at 7625 Colerain Ave., June 27.

Reports/Incidents Aggravated menacing

Threats made to shoot victim at 6750 Colerain Ave., July 6.

Aggravated robbery

Victim threatened at gunpoint and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 2800 Glenaire Drive, June 30.

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Victim struck at 3149 Harry Lee Lane, June 22. Victim struck at Harrison Ave., June 30. Victim eye struck at 4018 Appletree Court, June 27. Victim struck at 7995 Wesselman, June 26. Window shot with BB gun at 3204 Lapland Drive, July 6. Door shot at with gun at 2820 Compton Road, July 6. Sugar poured in vehicle gas tank at 3617 Struble Road, June 30. TV of unknown value removed at 9505 Colerain Ave., July 2.

Attempted robbery

Victim reported at 3013 Niagara Street, July 1.

Breaking and entering

Cans and scooters of unknown value removed at 3064 Woodthrush Drive, June 27. Shed entered and socket set valued at $120 removed at 10393 Menominee Drive, July 5.


Residence entered and tools valued at $1,405 removed at 9961 Capstan Drive, July 4. Residence entered and TV and game system valued at $2,300 removed at 3277 Rocker Drive, July 1.

Burglary/domestic violence

Female reported on Hidden Meadows Drive, July 3.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle scratched at 3716 Ripplegrove Drive, July 8. Vehicle scratched at 2945 Aries Court, July 3. Windshield shattered by rock at 2350 W. Galbraith Road, June 30. Paint of unknown value removed at 9033 Orangewood Drive, July 5. Rock thrown at windshield at 8400 Pippin Road, July 4. Vomit thrown at house at 9011 Coogan Drive, July 4. Tire of vehicle cut at 2903 Banning Road, July 5. Vehicle tires at 2394 Hidden Meadows Drive, July 9.

Criminal mischief

Vehicle written at 3282 Ainsworth, June 25. Garage spray painted at 10413 Zocalo Drive, June 28.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit money passed at 9473 Colerain Ave., June 30.

Criminal trespassing

Victim reported at 8500 Pippin Road, June 29.

Domestic violence

Female reported at 2862 Stout Road, July 5.

Felonious assault

House shot at with gun at 6401 Colerain Ave., July 5.

Intimidation of a victim in a criminal case


Victim threatened at 8421 Colerain Ave., June 26.


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Victim threatened with bodily harm at 2916 Bentbrook Drive, June 27.

Victim struck at 10054 Pippin Road, June 25.


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Fireworks thrown at vehicle at 3545 Fulbourne Drive, July 5.


Misuse of credit card

Victim reported at 2858 Willow Ridge Drive, July 7.


Victim threatened and $23 in merchandise removed at 8425 Colerain Ave., June 25.


Merchandise of unknown value removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., June 7. Flowers of unknown value removed from beds at 2680 Roosevelt Ave., July 1. $14 in services not paid for at 9343 Colerain Ave., June 30. Sunglasses valued at $15 removed from vehicle at 3433 Banning Road, June 30. Bike valued at $300 removed at 2644 Banning Road, June 30. Jewelry valued at $13,800 removed at 8377 Colerain Ave., July 7. $40 removed from purse at 2941 W. Galbraith Road, July 2. Flowers and holders valued at $64 removed at 7871 Tucson, July 4. Vehicle entered and purse and contents of unknown value removed at 2588 Ambassador Drive, July 4. Vehicle entered and identification and credit card removed at 10009 Arborwood Drive, July 4. Bike valued at $177.83 removed at 8050 Peacock Drive, July 1. Vehicle entered and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 3721 Hanley Road, June 30. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 8340 Colerain Ave., June 30. Attempt made to removed air conditioning unit from building at 2467 Ontario Street, June 28. Register and cash valued at $65 removed at 9449 Colerain Ave., June 27. Vehicle entered and stereo valued at 130 removed at 3241 Sovereign Drive, June 27. Minibike of unknown value removed at 2736 Sandhurst Drive, June 29. Merchandise valued at $40.47 removed at 8425 Colerain Ave., June 26. TV valued at $514 not paid in full at 8437 Colerain Ave., June 26. Vehicle entered and GPS, radio, change of unknown value removed at 11906 Walden Drive, July 8. Victim reported at 12132 Seaford Drive, July 8. Vehicle entered and Laptop, cell phone, navigation, calculator, books, textbooks valued at $1222.80 removed at 10157 Pippin Meadows Drive, July 8.

Unauthorized use of credit

Victim reported bank card used without consent at 3074 Autumn Ride Drive, June 26.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations

Kim M. Abney, 49, 3542 Jessup Road, domestic violence at Jessup Road & North Bend Road, July 17. Dale T. Bacovin, 45, 2237 Beechwood Drive, drug abuse at Bridgetown Road & Lakewood Drive, July 14. Pogo Connolly, 20, 3527 Werk Road No. 8, possession of drugs at 5645 Glenway Ave., July 15. Charlotte A. Conway, 50, 2829 Queen City Ave., theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., July 16. Andrew N. Gaines, 24, 5215 Valleyridge, possession of drugs at Bridgetown Road & Ebenezer Road, July 16. Phil Halas, 35, No Address Listed, aggravated menacing at 6220 Cheviot Road No. 5, July 15. David Hatfield, 31, 356 Rolef Ave., drug abuse at North Bend Road & Interstate 74, July 15. Lucas A. Klayman, 20, 2331 Stratford Heights No. 6B, underage consumption and drug possession at 4357 Harrison Ave., July 14. Dennis R. Lentz, 24, 5612 Northglen, burglary at 5690 Biscayne, July 13. Terry Mcginnis, 49, 6625 Taylor Road,

obstructing official business at Janlin & Robb Avenue, July 15. Jennifer J. Staud, 34, 5792 Gaines Road, child endangering at 5792 Gaines Road, July 12. Darris T. Storms, 20, 3556 Robroy No. 3, falsification at 3556 Robroy No. 3, July 15. Brandon Super, 21, 5220 Foxridge, possession of drugs at Westbourne Drive & Robert Avenue, July 15. Michael R. Yeager, 29, 3151 March Terrace, aggravated menacing and assault at 5876 Cheviot Road, July 17. Juvenile, 14, criminal damaging at 3491 Eyrich Road, July 12. Juvenile, 16, possession of marijuana at 5362 Haft Road, July 16. Juvenile, 17, possession of marijuana at 5362 Haft Road, July 17.

Reports/Incidents Breaking and entering

Cooler, car battery, miscellaneous hand tools and several power tools stolen from home's garage at 3255 Ebenezer Road, July 15. Five designer purses stolen from Dillards at 6290 Glenway Ave., July 17.

Criminal damaging

Front window on home shot with BB gun at 2170 Van Blaricum Road, July 13. Tire slashed on vehicle at 4392 Airymont Court, July 13. Three front windows on home shot with BB gun at 2167 Van Blaricum Road, July 13. Exterior wall spray-painted with graffiti at Dwyer Insurance at 3356 North Bend Road, July 13. Graffiti written on vehicle at 5869 Devon Court, July 12. Street entrance sign spray-painted black at Powner Farm & Powner Road, July 14. Dent kicked into vehicle door at 3442 Centurion Drive, July 15. Two glass doors damaged at 5177 North Bend Road, July 16.

Criminal mischief

Eggs thrown on home at 5517 Vogel St., July 14. Eggs thrown on home at 3263 Greenway Ave., July 17. Eggs and hot dogs thrown on home at 3378 Cresentview, July 17. Mailbox post pulled from ground at 5966 Sheed Road, July 17.

Domestic dispute

Argument between man and woman at Cheviot Road, July 14. Argument between spouses at Lee's Crossing Drive, July 14. Argument between man and woman at Robinet Drive, July 15. Argument between spouses at Robroy, July 17.


Counterfeit $10 bill passed at Meijer at 6550 Harrison Ave., July 16.


Suspect threw lawn items and threatened to physically harm victim at 6242 Sieler Drive, July 13.

Property damage

Vehicle damaged while driving over uneven pavement in construction zone at 5988 Lawrence Road, July 14. Vehicle damaged while driving over uneven pavement in construction zone at 5988 Lawrence Road, July 14. Vehicle damaged while driving over uneven pavement in construction zone at 5988 Lawrence Road, July 14.


Money stolen from vehicle at 5564 Cheviot Road, July 9. Purse, wallet, cell phone, power inverter and miscellaneous papers

stolen from vehicle at 3911 Robinhill Drive, July 10. Registration sticker stolen from vehicle's license plate at 2504 Falconbridge, July 10. Wallet and contents stolen from locker at Bally's at 3694 Werk Road, July 10. Bicycle stolen from rear of apartment building at 5395 Lee's Crossing Drive, July 11. Vehicle was stolen from in front of home at 3663 Lakewood Drive, July 11. Knife stolen from home's garage at 5731 Sprucewood, July 12. Charcoal grill stolen from apartment building at 5974 Audro Drive, July 12. Shingles stolen from home under construction at 7470 Bridgepoint Pass, July 11. Wallet and contents stolen from home at 5386 Haft Road, July 13. Money and three CDs stolen from vehicle at 5722 Whistling Elk Drive, July 13. Money stolen from locker at Fitworks at 5840 Cheviot Road, July 13. Bookbag and GPS unit stolen from vehicle at 6837 Ruwes Oak Drive, July 14. GPS unit and radar detector stolen from vehicle at 6251 Glenway Ave., July 14. Pack of toilet paper and an 18-pack of beer stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 5571 Bridgetown Road, July 14. Gasoline stolen from Kroger Fuel Center at 5830 Harrison Ave., July 14. Bracelet and ring stolen from room at Holiday Inn Express at 5510 Rybolt Road, July 10. Gasoline stolen from Kroger Fuel Center at 5830 Harrison Ave., July 12. Gasoline stolen from Kroger Fuel Center at 5830 Harrison Ave., July 12. Two rocking chairs stolen from porch at 5702 Ranlyn, July 15. Five rings, two pairs of earrings, one necklace and three bottles of cologne stolen from Kohl's at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 15. Cell phone stolen from wall at La Salle High School at 3091 North Bend Road, July 16. Vehicle stolen from Vavoline Oil at 6449 Glenway Ave., July 16. Cell phone stolen from vehicle at 3730 Moonridge, July 17. CD player/car stereo stolen from vehicle at 6321 Charity Drive, July 17.


Window broken on building at 5915 Colerain Ave., July 5. Vending machine pushed over and damaged at White Castle at 6517 Harrison Ave., July 6.

Vehicular vandalism

Vehicle window damaged when hit with an unknown object while traveling at Westbourne Drive and Greenway, June 29.



Theodore Palmer, 27, 3411 McHenry Ave., aggravated assault at 800 block of North Hill Lane, July 11. Timovia Oliver, 18, 1238 Bellune Drive, obstructing official business at 1238 Bellune Drive, July 10. Tara Oliver, 39, 1238 Bellune Drive, domestic violence, obstructing official business at 1238 Bellune Drive, July 10. Two Juveniles, obstructing official business at 1238 Bellune Drive, July 10. Juvenile, domestic violence at 11900 block of Deerhorn Drive, July 12. Juvenile, drug trafficking at 1000 block of Madeleine Circle, July 6. Juvenile, drug paraphernalia at Winton and Compton roads, July 7. Ronald Dula, 41, 475 Sheffield Drive, unauthorized use of vehicle at 475 Sheffield Drive, July 3. Lisa Gralf, 39, 7776 Clovernook Ave., disorderly conduct at Desoto and Ovid drives, July 3. William Ruwe, 38, 1661 Hudepohl Drive, criminal trespassing at 2300 block of Lincoln Avenue, July 3. Mary McCartt, 46, 1507 Kinney Ave., drug paraphernalia at 8400 block of Winton Road, July 4. Jamil Miller, 20, 91 Versailles Drive, carrying concealed weapons, driving under suspension at 7000 block of Winton Road, July 4. Jermaine Turner, 23, 1025 Wellspring Drive, aggravated menacing at 1025 Wellspring Drive, July 3. Robert Barlage, 19, 3200 Paprika Court, receiving stolen property at 9100 block of Winton Road, June 30. Marcus Boykins, 50, 5325 Newfield St., theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, June 29. Juvenile, drug possession, tampering with evidence, June 29. Karriem Ford, 27, 4329 St. Lawrence Ave., firearms violations at Roosevelt and Hamilton avenues, June 26. Juvenile, domestic violence at 1000 block of Timber Trail, June 27. Two Juveniles, arson at 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, June 25. Juvenile, domestic violence at Hamilton Avenue and Springdale Road, June 26. Juvenile, carrying concealed weapon at 8400 block of Cottonwood Drive, June 28.

Anthony Berry, 18, 3358 Harry Lee Lane, disorderly conduct, weapons violation at Daly Road, June 24. Juvenile, felonious assault, criminal damaging at 1500 block of Pleasant Run Drive, June 25. Clinton Anderson, 22, 1149 Madeleine Circle, drug trafficking, drug possession at 1100 block of Madeleine Circle, June 25. Ronnie Stallworth, 27, 3277 Gilbert Ave., burglary at 2000 block of Fourth Avenue, June 23. Michael Thomas, 19, 1559 Meredith Drive, carrying concealed weapon at 1559 Meredith Drive, June 23. Ernest Lamar, 36, 8886 Cabot Drive, weapons violations at Desoto and Ovid drives, June 24. Bobby Wright, 27, 2569 Roosevelt Ave., operating vehicle under the influence, aggravated menacing, June 29. Robert Blackburn, 25, 6260 Ridgefield Drive, domestic violence at 6260 Ridgefield Drive, July 15. Alexis Harris, 28, 6260 Ridgefield Drive, domestic violence at 6260 Ridgefield Drive, July 15. Tammy Sweeten, 39, 6258 Simpson Ave., assault at 6200 block of Simpson Avenue, July 15. Howard Turner, 34, , falsification, possession of criminal tools at 10948 Hamilton Ave., July 16. Juvenile, 109, , robbery at Winton Road & Finney Trail, July 15. Juvenile, 109, , felonious assault at 9000 block of Daly Road, July 13.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

12096 Spalding Drive man reported cell phone stolen at gunpoint at 2200 block of Kemper Road, June 30. Man reported break-in at 1912 Creswell Drive, July 11. Man reported cell phone stolen at gunpoint at 6254 Daly Road, July 16.

Attempted burglary

Man reported break-in at 8760 Cavalier Drive, July 5. Man reported break-in at 1879 John Gray Road, July 15.


Man reported money stolen at 1302 Compton Road, July 9. Man reported jacket stolen at 6239 Betts Ave., July 8. Man reported keys stolen at 2056 Second Ave., July 6. Woman reported video game equipment stolen at 658 Fleming Road, July 3. Woman reported DVD player, gun, cell phone stolen at 8591 Bobolink Drive, June 30. Woman reported TV stolen at 1967 John Gray Road, June 24. Man reported TV stolen at 1913 Fullerton Drive, July 16. Man reported break-in at 12148 Elkwood Drive, July 15.

Criminal damaging

Man reported vehicle damaged at 9322 Sheralee Lane, July 6. Woman reported door damaged at 1792 Fullerton Drive, July 5. McDonald's reported damage to drive-thru window at 9254 Winton Road, July 17. Man reported vehicle damaged at 1706 Newbrook Drive, July 15.

Felonious assault

2059 Highland Ave. Man reported being attacked with baseball bat at 6200 block of Witherby Avenue, July 1.

Identity theft

Woman reported credit card account used at 11859 Cedarcreek Drive, July 9.

Misuse of credit card

Woman reported credit card account used at 9311 Candy Lane, June 29. Man reported credit card used without permission at 2330 Roxanna Drive, July 13.


9785 Yuba Court man reported vehicle stolen at 2000 block of Sevenhills Drive, July 11. Man reported tools stolen at 8543 Cottonwood Drive, July 11. Woman reported two bikes stolen at 8727 Mockingbird Lane, July 10. Man reported vehicle stolen at 1467 Biloxi Drive, July 12. Woman reported cell phone stolen from vehicle at 411 Deanview Drive, July 12. Man reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 7449 View Place Drive, July 11. Man reported tools stolen from vehicle at 1415 Candlewick Drive, July 11. Woman reported jewelry stolen at 8787 Empire Court, July 2. Man reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 1939 Fullerton Drive, June 30. Man reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 1852 Fallbrook Lane, June 29. Man reported video game system stolen at 8563 Cottonwood Drive, July 18. Man reported money stolen at 8097 Hamilton Ave., July 17. Man reported mailbox stolen at 9811 Leacrest Drive, July 15. Man reported money stolen at 10684 Mill Road, July 13. Woman reported basketball hoop stolen at 6537 Golfway Drive, July 14. Man reported wallet stolen at 2046 Kemper Road, July 13.

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July 29, 2009

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DEATHS Gladys Becht

Gladys Keith Becht, 72, died July 4. Survived by children Roger Becht, Sandy Sarver, Sue Decatur: 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several siblings. Services were July 8 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Mary Ann Bellerjeau

Mary Ann West Bellerjeau, 67, died July 14. Survived by children Bryan Bellerjeau, Lynne Luca; stepdaughter Diane McCurdy; grandchildren Ryan, Kayla, Kelly McCurdy, Jason, Daniel Bellerjeau, Mya, Kira Luca; nephew and nieces Michael Scott, Sandy Conley, Stacey Gregory. Preceded in death by husband Lewis Bellerjeau, sister Anna Linnenbrink. Services were July 18 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.

Janeen Bornhorst

Janeen Zoellner Bornhorst, 70, died July 16. Survived by husband Joseph Bornhorst; children Joseph, Matthew Bornhorst, Jeff Hetzer, Jody Snodgrass, Amy Clark; siblings Albert Zoellner, Jackie Balser. Services were July 23 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: University Medical Center Foundation, 655 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85704.

Donald Garman

Donald Robert Garman, 74, Mount Healthy, died July 15. Survived by wife Carolyn Garman; sons Scott, Kevin Garman; grandchildren Justin, B.J, Aly, Jordan, K.C., Sara; great-grandchild Kylie; siblings Ted Garman, Dorothy Robinson. Services were July 20 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Spencer Heaton

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Spencer Heaton, 84, died July 3. Survived by son Tom Heaton; grandchildren Manuel, Jose Heaton. Preceded in death by wife Alma Heaton, daughter Melanie Bertrand. Services were July 8 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

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Judy Griffis

Judy Jackson Griffis, 62, Mount Airy, died July 3. Survived by husband Toby Griffis Sr.; children Angie Chitwood, Tricia Ledbetter, Toby Griffis Jr.; grandchildren Shae, Breanna, Selena, Shiann, Ryan, Shane, Sydney, Toby III; siblings Paul, Denny, Chris. Services were July 8 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

Ronald Hartman

Ronald A. Hartman, 70, Colerain

Township, died July 7. Survived by wife Donna Hartman; children Debbie Britt, Diane Wells, David Hartman, Deena Steiner; grandchildren Daniel, Julie Jared, Lauren Britt, Maria Ortiz, Bryan Wells, Brittany, Christina Steiner; great-grandchild Andres Ortiz; siblings Charlene Schloss, James Hartman. Services were July 11 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Linda Tiramia, 520 Eighth Ave., Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10018 or the Colerain Township Fire Department.

Carl Kabbes

Carl H. Kabbes died July 11. He was a past president of Izaak Walton League. Survived by sons Stephen, Mark, Dale Kabbes; grandchildren Ryan, Emily, Blaire; great-grandchild Brayden; sisters Mary Schrum, Janet Andrea. Preceded in death by wife Shirley Kabbes, brother David Kabbes. Services were July 15 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693 or National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190-5362.

Jerry Kindt

Jerry Kindt, 47, Colerain Township, died July 14. Survived by wife Diane Kindt; sons Jeremy, Christopher, Jason Kindt; grandchildren McKayla, Marcus, Autumn Kindt; siblings Bill Wickemeier, Bev Roberts, Gary Kindt, Beth Ann McCallum. Services were July 20 at Paul. R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Charlotte Kunkel

Charlotte Hooper Kunkel, 89, Monfort Heights, died July 14. Survived by children Carl Kunkel, Melinda Engelhardt; grandchildren Ethan, Rachel Engelhardt. Preceded in death by husband Carl Kunkel, daughter Beverly Clemons. Services were July 17 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Paul United Church of Christ, 6997 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231.


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4030 Ebenezer Road: Brandt, John R. and Jennifer C. Noel to Steding, Christopher A. and Heather L.; $170,000. 4761 Highland Oaks Drive: Christian, Gregory E. and Amy R. to Rhoads, Charles E. and Alisha S.; $298,000. 5453 Cecilia Court: Janakiefski, Mike to Essert, Erik M. and Susan; $161,000. 5590 Goldcrest Drive: Bottorff, C. Robert to Ruark, Tim and Skye A. Siemer; $151,500. 5637 Karen Ave.: Schutte, Diane to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $74,000. 5947 Lawrence Road: McNeil, Kerry and Amanda to Shumaker, Leslie A.; $205,000. 5999 Fawnridge Court: Schlachter, Daniel J. Tr. to Andrew, Jonathan H. and Leslie J.; $159,000. 6173 Wesselman Road: Smith, Janet L. to Casey, Ryan; $53,500. 6242 Kingoak Drive: Jarvis, Thomas R. and Kimberly L. Hodge to Evans, Ryan and Julie; $189,500. 6623 Greenoak Drive: Abrams, Heather L. and Patricia A. Powell to Poff, Eric

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Norfolk Place: The Drees Company to Dotson, Kenyatta J.; $194,690. 10217 Crestland Court: Adams, Jay M. and Nancy C. to Wisecup, Johnathan P.; $90,000. 12015 Kilbride Drive: Ly, Hoa and Thu Lam to Hepp, James E. and Krista A.; $208,000. 12018 Pippin Road: Hulgin, Mark and Claire to Hail, Danielle R.; $78,000. 2445 Schon Drive: Biangardy, Becky A. to Drake, Sabrina; $64,250. 2583 Royal Glen Drive: Marhorn Limited LLC to Bernard, Richard Sr. ; $108,000. 2641 Cornwall Drive: Kondaur Capital Corporation to JPL Properties II LLC; $43,000. 2661 Monette Court: Schlotterbeck, Scott Tr. to Thompson, Tashowa; $93,500. 2994 Windon Drive: Lupp, Timothy N. to Janson, Megan E.; $82,000. 3014 Libra Lane: Homesales Inc. to Zapf, Mark; $51,500. 3103 Crest Road: Haun, Robert to Behler, Brian; $110,000.



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The Maysville Players, The Downing Performing Arts Academy and the City of Maysville PRESENTS

The Eleventh Annual

ROSEMARY CLOONEY CONCERT Saturday, September 26th 6:30pm On the Historic Streets of downtown Maysville just 40 minutes from downtown Cincinnati


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Tickets are on sale now and going fast! Prices: $250 • $200 • $125

Call 1-800-785-8639 for tickets or more information



Tickets include a butler served dinner and a concert with Motown Legend Smokey Robinson


Northwest Press


July 29, 2009


Reana Bell, Amyia Berry and Lamont Chatman take a break during summer day camp at the Clippard Family YMCA.

YMCAs filled with campers With the summer camping season under way, YMCA Camp Ernst residential camp and a number of YMCA branches have already exceeded their enrollments from last year. YMCA of Greater Cincinnati day camps are offered in one-week sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with pre- and post-


Cowin Mitchell tries to score a goal while Megan Lang waits her turn.





Kalyah Griffith practices kicking goals while Natalie Church watches and waits her turn at the Clippard Family YMCA.

camp options available. Every week there are opportunities to participate in a different type of, or themed, camp. All YMCA camps are accredited by the American Camp Association or are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. For more information, visit


Jeda Carter and Casey Cooley share a hug at the Clippard Family YMCA camp.


Travel & Resort Directory Jenny Eilermann






1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

Bed & Breakfast Anna Maria Island. Save $$$ on a beach getaway. Only $499/wk + tax. All new inside, very comfy, just steps from the beach. 513-236-5091 leads you to NW Florida’s Beach Vacation Rentals along the beaches of South Walton. Luxurious gulf-front homes, seaside condos and cottages. Dune Allen Realty, 50 yrs of excellent service and accommodations. 888-267-2121 or visit

Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208

Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach GULF BEACH’S BEST VALUE! Beach front condo, 2 BR, 2 BA. Pool. Fall rates. 513-770-4243 DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

DESTIN. Beautiful, luxury 2 BR, 2 BA Oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids pool & tennis. Covered prkng, sleeps 6. Local own er. Ofc513-528-9800, eves 513-752-1735 DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE Wi-Fi, beach set-up (in season) & use of new fitness ctr. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), FREE $20 gift cert to pool grill (weekly rentals in season). Call or visit our website for lastminute specials. 800-822-4929

DESTIN. New, nicely furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo. Gorgeous Gulf view. Pools, golf course. Discount Summer & Fall rates. Book now. 513-561-4683 Visit or EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

Feature of the Week

The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

Somerset, Kentucky’s Premiere Inn Located Just Minutes from Lake Cumberland

There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

For more information, Visit the website at: or call 606-678-9494

MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty




Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit BROWN COUNTY. Treat your family to a visit to Indiana’s family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118

A Beautiful Log Cabin Resort w/heated indoor pool, minutes from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns. Breathtaking mountain views, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables & pet friendly cabins are offered. Excellent rates, discounts available. Call 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

TIME SHARES Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or nr ocean. Great locations & rates. Golf pkgs, too. 877-807-3828

Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view from balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. The Best Crescent Beach Vacation!

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618


NAPLES - New all incl golf/tennis comm, beaut furn 2 BR/2 BA condo overlooking 27 hole champ GC, mo rentals at reasonable rates, not avail Jan-Mar 2010. 513-312-5799, Doug.

PANAMA CITY BEACH Family Atmosphere! Your Best Vacation Value! 800-354-1112

LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit


The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.


SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

WHOLESALE TIMESHARES 60-80% Off Retail! Qualified Buyers Only! Call for Free Info Pack! 1-800-731-0307


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