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The 15th annual HANDS Health and Safety Fair is set for Aug. 10 at Northwest High School. The back-to-school tradition features services and giveaways to to help students prepare for the upcoming school year. – FULL STORY, A5

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You can find these stories on our Web site this week: • The Digital Bookmobile makes the Groesbeck branch library one of two local stops on its national tour Aug. 17. All visitors who tour the Digital Bookmobile get free earbuds and the chance to win a Nook from Barnes and Noble. • The Fifth Annual Fremont Paddling Festival sails into Colerain Township and the Great Miami River Saturday, Aug. 20. Rivers Unlimited, Inc. sponsors this event, which features a 19-mile paddling race, a 10-mile paddling race, and a 5-mile recreational float. Other activities include a home made raft race, a swap shop for paddlers. Visit coleraintownship

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A Texas real estate investment group, Tabani Group International, has obtained an option to purchase and redevelop Northgate Mall. McBride Dale Clarion, a landuse and real estate consulting firm acting as agent for the group, submitted a revised preliminary development plan for the mall to the Colerain Township Zoning office July 22 identifying the Tabani Group as the applicant. The submitted plan shows five additional outlots: two are identified as banks and three as restaurants. The plan does not specify what the restaurants are but Lexington-based Cheddars has been reported to be interested. Jeremiah Sunden, who works for Tabani, said the group’s managing director, Zeshan Tabani, has been working closely on the Northgate project but was out of the office and could not be reached for comment. According to the Tabani Group website, it “creates value through capital improvements, increasing occupancy rates through aggressive professional marketing, and leveraging strategic management


A Dallas real estate group has obtained an option to purchase and redevelop the Northgate Mall. to grow and develop our portfolio investments. Tabani Group specializes in ‘special situation’ properties, i.e. troubled properties requiring meaningful investment/ repositioning.” San Diego-based Douglas Wilson Co. was appointed as receiver for the 1 million square-foot retail shopping center in February 2010 when Wells Fargo Bank foreclosed on the mall against owners Feldman Mall Properties. The Douglas Wilson firm has been overseeing

the operation of Northgate Mall as it prepared to market and sell the property. The mall is anchored by Sears and Macy’s, following the closure of Dillard’s in 2009. The sale was handled by Rockwood Real Estate Advisors, headquartered in New York. Rockwood managing director Tom Dobrowski said his firm is still negotiating the mall sale. He said he expects a contract to be signed within the next couple of weeks, and is hopeful the deal will

be signed sooner, rather than later. He said he expects the final selling price of the mall to be in the lowto-mid $30 million range. Feldman Mall Properties bought the mall for $110 million in 2005. Colerain Township Assistant Administrator and Economic Development Director Frank Birkenhauer said he is pleased to see activity at the mall. “It’s good to see new business investing in Northgate Mall,” he said. “It is just a first step, but it shows the vitality of the mall. As the revitalization of Northgate continues, I believe the development will bring a lot more good news and the redevelopment will bring new and exciting businesses into the township.” According to McBride Dale Clarion, the application for a plan revision is expected to go before the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission Sept. 1; a special meeting of the Colerain Township Zoning Commission will review the plan at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Birkenhauer said the plan could go to the Colerain Township Board of Trustees for a decision by the end of September.

Colerain renews contract with sheriff Colerain Township trustees approved a four-year extension of the agreement between the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the Colerain Township Police Department at their meeting July 12. The contract expired May 31. The township will pay the county $400,000 annually, or about $1.6 million over the life of the contract.

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Colerain Township Police Chief Dan Meloy said the contract is an extension. The costs and services all remain the same. He said he is pleased negotiations are complete and looks forward to a continued partnership with the sheriff’s office. Under the contract, the sheriff’s office provides one 40-hour-per week deputy serving in the capacity of a neighborhood resource officer, one 40-hour-per week deputy who serves as a member

of the road patrol shifts, and a corporal serving as a traffic safety officer for 8.5 hours each day, seven days a week. Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis said in a statement that he is pleased a contract has been approved. “We look forward to working cooperatively and efficiently with the Colerain Township Police Department for the next several years,” he said. Colerain Township Trustee

President Dennis Deters said he is also pleased with the contract. “This is a tremendous partnership between police agencies, and it’s a credit to the chief, the sheriff and Col. (Ray) Hoffbauer that it works so well,” Deters said. “We are happy to be in this position, looking forward to four more years of cooperation.” For more about your community, visit

Ohio Supreme Court will hear appeal on Rumpke By Jennie Key

Reversing a December decision, the Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear Colerain Township’s appeal of a decision that the Rumpke Landfill is a public utility. The court announced today that it has accepted a discretionary appeal to hear the case filed by Colerain Township. In December, the court said it would not hear the township’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that the landfill is a public utility and, therefore, is not subject to township zoning requirements. Rumpke plans to add 350 acres to its Struble Road landfill. The Colerain Township Board of Trustees rejected the plan in 2006 and Rumpke appealed, arguing the landfill was a public utility and should not be subject to zoning. The landfill won its appeal, and then Colerain Township officials

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The Ohio Supreme Court has reconsidered and will hear an appeal in the case that granted publi utility status to the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township. appealed to the Supreme Court, which declined to hear the case. The township appealed that decision and the justices have now agreed to hear the appeal. Rumpke officials could not be reached for comment. Colerain Township Trustee

President Dennis Deters said he is pleased with the decision. “Ultimately, the question is should the landfill be zoneable,” he said. “It’s an important question, and it should be determined by the Ohio Supreme Court.” Trustee Jeff Ritter said the deci-

sion to hear the appeal is great news for the township and those who have opposed the landfill’s expansion. Trustee Joseph Wolterman agreed, saying a decision from the Ohio Supreme Court is in the best interest of all parties involved, particularly the residents of Colerain Township. “We need to know the legal standing of the township in this situation moving forward,” he said. “Ultimately, this is a question that has to be answered.” Ohio Citizens’ Action Director Melissa English said the decision is good news. “It’s possibly a game-changer,” she said. “The precedent here was mind-boggling and we are pleased with the decision to reconsider.” For more about your community, visit

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Green Twp. expects to file CMHA suit this week By Kurt Backscheider

Green Township expects to have its lawsuit against the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority filed this week. Charles Miller, a partner with the Cincinnati law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp who is representing the township in the suit, said he will have the lawsuit filed in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. Green Township is suing the housing authority on a complaint CMHA has unlawfully singled out the township in a voluntary compli-

ance agreement the housing authority approved with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The agreement with HUD calls for the addition of 32 new public housing units in Green Township. Green Township Trustee David Linnenberg has said he does not think it’s fair CMHA and HUD are singling out the township. “We have several public housing units in Green Township and we are willing to work with CMHA to accept our fair share,” he said. The agreement the housing authority board approved with

HUD in early June was the result of a fair-housing complaint that accused the housing authority of keeping public housing out of Green Township for several years. Based on the numbers of public housing units in the township, Linnenberg said the housing authority and HUD cannot claim the township isn’t being unfairly singled out in the agreement to add 32 more units in Green Township. He said the township hosts 105 public housing units and Section 8 units. He said only five of Hamilton County’s 48 suburbs have more public housing units than Green Township.

“They are telling us we have to take on more units, and we have to be the first community to do so,” Linnenberg said. “We’re going to see if we can fight that.” Miller said during the time period in which it is alleged the housing authority kept public housing out of Green Township, the housing authority did not purchase housing in any other suburban county neighborhood either. “There were no purchases anywhere outside of the city of Cincinnati,” he said. Miller said the agreement to add 32 more units in Green Township,

without assigning additional units anywhere else and without conducting a market study, is not appropriate. “The primary purpose of the suit is to clearly rid Green Township of the stigma of being a community that discriminates. Green Township does not discriminate and it should not be treated as though it does,” he said. “I think we will prevail.” He said they will seek a ruling from the court prohibiting the housing authority from specifically targeting Green Township.

Wagner family benefit planned By Jennie Key

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year-long battle with an aggressive form of oral cancer. Wagner transferred to Northwest High School in 2008 from Houston Elementary School. “The staff considered it a blessing to have Mrs. Wagner as a part of the Northwest family,” Northwest Principal Todd Bowling said. “She developed strong relationships with our students, parents, and staff. Mrs. Wagner will be missed immensely.” Diane Wagner was the wife of Randy Wagner and mother to daughter Katie, who graduated from Colerain High School in June. One of Diane Wagner’s goals was to see Katie graduate from high school and go on to college. Family and friends got to work shortly after her death planning a benefit to help cover medical expenses that mounted

up during Diane’s illness and help insure that her dream of seeing her daughter enter college will be realized. The benefit is planned for 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Win, Place or Show Tavern, 7121 Dixie Highway in Fairfield. There will be no charge to get in, but donations are accepted at the door. Entertainment is by the band Bad Habit and Kevin There will be a splitthe-pot every two hours. There will be food specials and an auction of donated items that include sports memorabilia, golf packages, dinner packages, gift baskets, furniture, jewelry and amusement park passes. For more information, to make donations or to volunteer, call Jeff Saylor, 4848534 or Van Reid, 8632213.

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Cameron Hofmann, 8, plays the victim while Emily Schwegman, 9, assists Springfield Township firefighters Andy Hesselbrock, left, and Matt Morgan, in rendering assistance. It was one of the lessons learned by youngsters attending the township fire department’s week-long camp.

Springfield Twp. gives youngsters fire training By Heidi Fallon

Squirting a high-power hose at the fire chief’s car just may be the highlight of one of the youngsters attending the Springfield Township Fire Department Kids Fire Academy. “That was really cool,” said Riley Miller, 7, after accomplishing the hose maneuvers. Manning hoses wasn’t all that was on the week-long curriculum. Township youngsters ages 8-12 spent mornings learning life-saving methods, when and how to call 9-1-1 and how to use a fire extinguisher. Lt. Randy Miller, no relation to Riley, has organized the camps for youngsters the past 12 years.

“It gives the kids a firsthand look at what we do every day, plus we get to share important safety information with them,” Miller said. Emily Schwegman, 9, said she came to camp to “learn about being a firefighter.” Fellow camper, Cameron Hofmann has more longterm goals in mind. “I want to be a fireman when I grow up,” the 8-yearold said. “I think it’s cool.” The week was to end with graduation ceremonies, including fun and games for the graduates and their parents. Much to Riley’s disappointment, getting another chance to hose down the chief’s car was not on the activity list.

Tour features two Springfield Twp. ponds The final weekend of the 10 annual Meyer Aquascapes’ Pondarama Water Garden Tour will be Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7. Featured in this weekend’s tour are two from Springfield Township. The pond of Don and Brandi Schupp, 9992 Winlake Drive, features a 40foot-long stream as they flow over three waterfalls and into a basin. A wooden bridge crosses over the stream leading to a mulched path through a wooded area. Lights come on to enjoy the bubbling rock and waterfalls at night. Included is a deck and patio. David and Marilyn Schofield, at 1558 Covered Bridge Road, have a 12foot-by-20-foot water garden featuring a unique large waterfall created with sand-


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stone. The pond is surrounded by a deck for viewing and entertaining. The plantings in the water feature add color to the backyard. Admission is free to the Pondarama Water Garden Tours! Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Go online to and follow instructions to download the Pondarama locations and directions or call 941-8500.

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August 3, 2011

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Medical practice marks 25 years on West Side By Kurt Backscheider

One of the largest medical practices in Greater Cincinnati started out as a simple conversation between two doctors. Dr. Ted Bort said when he was completing his residency in the department of family medicine at the University of Cincinnati he and Dr. Timothy McCarren, who was the department’s chief resident at the time, went out one evening and talked about how they were both interested in private practice. Bort said McCarren, a native West Sider and Elder High School graduate, expressed his desire to open a medical practice in Western Hills.

“I said, ‘Where in the hell is Western Hills,’” Bort said. “I had never been here before.” Despite his unfamiliarity with the West Side, he partnered with McCarren and in July 1986 the two physicians took a chance and opened their own practice. The Family Medical Group is now a comprehensive practice that employs 79 people, 12 of whom are board certified physicians, and operates three offices in Green Township. The group serves more than 30,000 patients each year from offices at 6331 Glenway Ave., 6480 Harrison Ave. and 3260 Westbourne Drive. Bort and McCarren celebrated The Family Medical Group’s 25th anniversary

with the practice’s doctors, nurses, physical therapists, administrators and staff members in July. “It has always been a team effort,” Bort said. McCarren said he and Bort sat down at his dining room table in 1986 and planned out the practice. The best decision they made was hiring Linda Behlmer as their chief operating officer, McCarren said. “Nobody does it without Linda Behlmer,” McCarren said. “Who hasn’t been touched by her grace?” Behlmer, who has been with the medical group since day one, said all the special moments in her career have taken place at the practice. “It’s been a great journey,” she said, noting that it

wouldn’t have been possible to celebrate 25 years without the hard work of the group’s dedicated employees. McCarren said caring for others is a very serious business and their mission has always been to provide highquality health care for all patients. “I think we must do it better than anyone else,” he said. Bort said it took a lot of planning, hard work and sacrifice to establish the practice, and it was all worthwhile. “We never looked back,” he said. “We’ve exceeded our wildest dreams.” For more about your community, visit hip.


From left, Dr. Ted Bort, Mark Witte, Linda Behlmer, Dr. Joseph Hazen and Dr. Timothy McCarren share a laugh as Hazen reads a proclamation from the Green Township Board of Trustees congratulating The Family Medical Group for its 25th anniversary. Bort and McCarren founded the medical practice in 1986. The group of physicians and physical therapists has three offices in Green Township.

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Township plans on land bank participation By Heidi Fallon

Springfield Township plans on taking advantage of recently approved property acquisition legislation. Township Administrator Mike Hinnenkamp said township officials actually had lobbied in the past for the authority to acquire properties in property tax foreclosure. Hamilton County is the sixth county in the state to take advantage of a 2010 state law that allows county commissioners to create socalled land banks. Funded by late tax payments from delinquent property owners, the county estimates it will collect $2.4 million a year from delinquent property taxes that had been divvied up between municipalities and school districts. Land banks act like a development company, but have the power to eliminate the tax liens, unpaid mortgages and other title problems.

T h o s e liens, added to the selling price, have kept properties on the market, Hinnenkamp McFarlin said, adding to the abandoned home and blighted property problems. While the township has no specific property in mind currently, Hinnenkamp said the program will make it easier to get sites that are either nuisance properties or would be part of an economic development project. “This is a great tool for us that could help us eliminate abandoned houses,” said Trustee Gwen McFarlin. “The ultimate goal for us is to build community pride.” Mount Healthy has had its own version of a land bank system. Safety/Service Director Bill Kocher said the county’s program will “make it easier and cut through a lot of the red tape.”

“It helps us take unproductive properties and make them productive again,” he said. “The properties we’ve bought, we’ve done the oldfashioned way with a real estate person, but the county’s land bank program puts us on a faster track.” While other municipalities like Mount Healthy have been in favor of the land bank program for much the same reasons, school districts aren’t sold on the plan. “It’s taking money we won't be getting when we can least afford it,” said Jan Gardiner, North College Hill school board member. Hinnenkamp said while he understands why school districts don’t support the land bank program, he said it ultimately is in everyone’s best interests. “These are properties that aren’t collecting property taxes and may be priced too high to sell with the current real estate market,” Hinnenkamp said. “They are sitting vacant


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Green Township Fiscal Officer Thomas Straus, left, swears in Green Township Police Cpl. Jeff Sabers at the township trustees meeting Monday, June 13. Sabers was promoted to the rank of corporal at the meeting. “We’re real excited to have Jeff fill this position,” West said. “We think he’ll do an excellent job for us.” Trustee Chairwoman Tracy Winkler said the township was familiar with Sabers and his work with the sheriff’s office and she’s pleased to see him move up within the township’s department. “We look forward to him being here for many years,” she said. Sabers will earn an annual salary of $65,570. For more about your community, visit hip.

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he actually served as both a corporal and a sergeant with the sheriff’s office.” Sabers graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in criminal justice and he’s also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s administrative officers course. “That is an extensive course for police administrators,” West said. He said Sabers has expertise in several areas, but one of his biggest strengths is in traffic safety. One of his new duties will be heading up the department’s traffic safety program.

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Green Twp. promotes police officer Jeff Sabers said he looks forward to serving township residents and being able to work with them in the daylight hours. The Green Township police officer was promoted to corporal at the board of trustees meeting Monday, June 13. Sabers will be a corporal effective Saturday, June 18, moving from a third-shift position to second-shift. He thanked the board and administration for approving his promotion. “I’m happy to be moving up through the ranks,” he said. “I appreciate the opportunity from the chief.” Green Township Police Chief Bart West said the department began a selection process several months ago to fill a vacant corporal position on the second shift after Sgt. Mitch Hill was promoted from corporal to sergeant. West said Sabers scored the highest in the selection process, which included a written exam, oral exam and merit test. “Jeff was hired by our department a few years ago when the sheriff’s office had some cutbacks,” West said. “He brings a lot of experience from the sheriff’s office, and

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Trustees rehire public works director By Jennie Key

The Colerain Township Board of Trustees decided at its meeting Tuesday night that Public Works Director Bruce McClain can come back to his position after retiring. He returns at reduced salary, saving the township more than $14,000 annually. His new salary will be $70,000 annually. McClain said he started working in the township in 1980 and became the public works director

in 2005. His current salary is $84,123.04. McClain, 53, said he is scheduled to retire from the Ohio Public Employees RetireMcClain ment System Aug. 1. He said he decided to retire because of diminishing benefits for state employees are on the horizon. He said he has a combined 35 years of service with OPERS, four years with the U.S.

Marine Corps and 31 years with the Colerain Township Public Works Department. The board had a public hearing at its meeting July 20, and then voted 2-1 to approve the rehiring. Trustee Jeff Ritter said that while he respects McClain and the work that he does for the township, he opposes the idea of rehiring employees who have retired. “He has the heart, the skills and commitment we aspire to see in all of our township employees,” Ritter said. “His work is top notch.

But I have always been troubled by this retire/rehire procedure, and so I will stand on principle and vote no.” Trustee Joseph Wolterman while he is no fan of retire/rehire, he also believes these are special times and special circumstances. “He has no stream of income, and applies for grants to maintain our streets and has brought millions and millions of dollars to this township.” Board President Dennis Deters said in this case it is important to

look at the person who is being rehired and the quality of the work the township sees. “I believe this is in the best interest of the township,” he said. Colerain Township residents Dennis Mason and Bernie Fiedeldey addressed the board during the public hearing and praised the work of McClain. “If I had a vote, I would rehire him,” Mason said. For more about your community, visit

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An adult computer class is offered from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road,. The intermediate class concludes Aug. 11. Cost is


Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church is planning its annual Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the church, 11565 Pippin Road. Food will be available to purchase. For information, call the church at 825-4544.

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Catholic scholarship deadline Aug. 5

The Cincinnati Catholic Women are accepting applications for their $3,000 Continue with Confidence Scholarship to be awarded by Sept. 5. The deadline for application is Aug. 5. Active, practicing Catholic women, age 21 or older, who are beginning or continuing an undergraduate degree at any Greater Cincinnati area accredited college, university, or vocational school, are eligible to apply. The recipients must be currently enrolled in classes or registered to start classes by September, 2011. This scholarship is awarded based on financial need and parish or community vol-

unteer service. For information or to receive an application packet, call Janet Buening at 513871-9294. Application documents may also be downloaded from the website

Man who fled pandering indictment arrested

A Colerain Township man indicted on 10 counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor in May has been arrested in Lee County, Fla. Steve Barnett, spokesman for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office, said James Bitter, 49, of the 2500 block of Berthbrook Drive, was arrested July 27. A press release from the sheriff’s office said Cincinnati Police Officer Joe Richter, assigned to the Regional Electronic & Computer Inves-

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tigations Task Force, searched Bitter’s Colerain Township home on Feb. 24 and seized one computer hard drive. A forensic examination determined it contained more than 300 videos depicting child pornography. Barnett said Bitter disappeared from the Cincinnati area following the search. The grand jury warrant was assigned to the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team, which includes deputy U.S. Marshals and area police officers. An investigation by Cincinnati Police Detective Rick Wullenweber and other members of SOFAST determined Bitter was in Lee County, Fla. At 6:48 p.m. on July 27, a U.S. Marshal’s Task Force arrested Bitter at a relative’s residence in the 7600 block of Hart Drive, North Fort Myers, Fla. Bitter is in the Lee County Jail in Fort Myers awaiting extradition proceedings.

Mobile mammography

The Jewish Hospital mobile mammography unit will be in Colerain Township from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, at the Kroger in Northgate, 9690 Colerain Ave. The screenings take about 15-minutes and the cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants. Appointment are required. Call 686-3300.

Save the dates

Colerain High School officials suggest parents and students mark several upcoming important dates: • Schedule pickup for students in grades 10-12 is 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 19, and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22. • New student orientation is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 and ninth graders may pick up their schedules. • ESPN comes to Colerain with a televised home game vs. a Florida team, Cocoa High School, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. • School begins at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30. • Picture day is all day Tuesday, Sept. 6. Senior photos for identification purposes only. • Open House will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7. The high school is not mailing fliers with the events listed to students’ homes because of the cost.

Back to school

From fab looks to Netbooks, Northgate Mall is featuring everything kids need for back to school. Next month, there will be sidewalk sale savings beginning Thursday, Aug. 25, featuring face painting at the Sears Court area of the mall from 2 to 6 p.m. There will also be a petting zoo and miniwagon rides in the parking lot from 3 to 6 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 26, sidewalk sale savings continue. The mall will sponsor

Back-to-School prize giveaways every hour from noon to 5 p.m. in the Center Court area of the mall. Face painting will be offered in the Sears Court area from 2 to 6 p.m. and there will be a cartoon character appearance in the east court area from 3 to 5 p.m. There will also be a radio remote broadcast from the Center Court area from 1 to 3 p.m. Sidewalk sale savings will still be available on Saturday, Aug. 27, and face painting continues from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Macy’s Court area. There will be a rock climbing wall in the east court from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a “Decorate to Keep” Lunch Sac craft will be in the Sears Court starting at 10 a.m. for the first 200 kids 12 and under. There will be an hourly Back-to-School prize giveaway in Center Court from noon to 3 p.m. and a radio remote broadcast from Center Court from 1 to 3 p.m. Visit the Customer Service Center for details and entry forms.

Veterans Information

The Hamilton County Veterans Service Commission visits the Green Township Senior Center from 9 a.m.2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the center, 3620 Epley Road. Information will be available for veterans, spouses, widows and dependents involving claims, entitlement and emergency financial assistance. Call 946-3300 for information.

Boating safety

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary presents About Boating Safely from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Bass Pro Outdoor Shop at Cincinnati Mills. This beginner boating class features the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete this course. Fee is $25 and registration is required. Call 271-3362 or send an email to or go to,

Coupon class

Springfield Township Community and Arts Center will host a Coupon Commando class Thursday, Aug. 4, from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $25 for Springfield Township residents and $35 for non-residents. It will be taught by Alisha Cannon and Michelle Murrell, organizers of Register online at, or make reservations and payment in person or by mail at the Springfield Township Senior Center, 9158 Winton Road. Call 522-1154 or email tschneider@springfieldtwp.or g for more information.



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Bradley Rentz was honored with the Goethe Prize by Marquette University’s Department of Foreign Languages. The Goethe Prize recognizes excellence in the study of German language, literature and culture. Rentz graduated in May with majors in German and linguistics. He is the son of Donna and Thomas Rentz of White Oak.

Dean’s list

The following students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Kentucky: Joshua Albers, Steven Mavrolas, Barbara Spalding and Madelynne Whelan. • Joshua Lanphier was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Huntington University. • Kristina Hayes and Andrea O’Neal were named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Akron.


Activities such as this nutrition trivia game at last year’s annual HANDS Health and Safety fair helped get students in the Northwest Local School District ready for the new school year. The fair, presented by the Health Assistance for Northwest District Schools Health Center, serves all elementary school students living in the Northwest Local School District. This year’s event is Aug. 10.

HANDS Health Fair planned for Aug. 10 School. This event is for families with children attending the Northwest Local School District in pre-school through fifth grade. All services offered at this event are free and are offered to help students prepare for the upcoming school year. Services offered at the fair include free medical, dental, lead screenings, eye screenings, free immunizations, help with Medicaid enrollment, free hair cuts and school supplies, healthy snacks and door prizes. Families can also learn about good health and safety practices by participating in activities and receiving information from more than 40 different community groups. Appointments are required for the medical and dental screenings, immunizations, lead screenings, and vision and hearing screenings. Call the the HANDS Health Center at 513-825-2532 to make appointments or for more information.

SCHOOL NOTES McAuley High School

Sarah Workman has received the 2011 Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience. The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Saint Michael’s was founded on the belief that serving others is part of its Catholic tradition, and through the award seeks to honor those who demonstrate the true spirit of volun-

teerism. Award recipients are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities. Winners were presented the book “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” by Loung Ung, a 1993 Saint Michael’s graduate.

HONOR ROLLS Ursuline Academy

The following students earned honors for the fourth quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.


Honors: Erin Frey, Katherine Georgopoulos and Molly Glassmeyer.


First honors: Sydney Bell, Lindsey Johnstone, Morgan Jones, Anna Kerr, Rachel Kim, Julie Ruehl and Meghan Stifel. Second honors: Monica Flanigan.





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The Northwest Local School District presents its 15th annual Back to School HANDS Health and Safety Fair next month. Health Assistance for Northwest District Schools – HANDS – is a partnership between Mercy Health Partners of Southwest Ohio and the Northwest Local School District. The school-based health center, which operates at Taylor Elementary School, offers on-site medical care, including prescriptions, physical exams, primary care physician referrals, dental referrals, hearing and vision referrals, immunizations, mental health referrals and other medical services. The center is supported through grants and private donations. No tax dollars are used to support HANDS. The HANDS Health and Safety Fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Northwest High School, 10761 Pippin Road. A free shuttle bus will run every half hour from Taylor Elementary to Northwest High

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First honors: Abigail Bartish, Carolyn Johnson and Olivia Johnson. Second honors: Abby Engdahl, Kori Moster and Rachel Weisenburger.

Brandon Abernathy was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the Georgia Institute of Technology. • The following students were named to the spring quarter dean’s list at Wright State University: Jennifer Bauer, Paige Dobkins, Nicholas Doll, Anthony Kremer, Regina Villaver and Carl Weitz, highest honors; Amber Crowley-Gall, Bethany Hudson, Gregory Mallios, Pamela Pitts, Rebecca Schumacher, Emily Schuster and Marcus Stevenot, high honors; and Nana Amoabea, Renae Dawson and Andrew Ly, honors. • Samuel Kolis and Sarah Miller have been named to the annual dean’s list at Otterbein University. To qualify, students must carry at least 45 quarter hours with a grade-point average of at least 3.60. • Anne Delisio, Terrence McGrath, Bradley Rentz and Rachael Rogers were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Marquette University. • Mary Allen, Megan Daley, Hannah Kuhn, Sean Roberts and Heather Wagner were named to the spring dean’s list at Butler University. • Amanda Steinbeck was named to the spring dean’s list at Taylor University. • Amanda Feldman was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Bowling Green State University. • Shane Boschert was named to the spring quarter dean’s list at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. • Michelle Ball and Nicole Diefenbacher were named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Findlay. • David Berger was named to the spring

semester dean's list at Villanova University. • Matthew Auffrey, Christian Green, Emily Salzman, Theophilus Sangodele, Brittany Turner and Jennie Vetter were named to spring dean’s list at the University of Toledo.


Zachary Gaines has graduated from Denison University with a bachelor of arts degree with a major in environmental studies. He was the recipient of the Founders Award and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Scholarship. • Terrence McGrath and Bradley Rentz have graduated from Marquette University. McGrath earned a bachelor of science in biomechanics, while Rentz received a bachelor of arts in German. • Megan Daley and Christopher Ziegler have graduated from Butler University. Daley earned a degree in international studies, Ziegler in theater.


The following students have received scholarships from Xavier University: • La Salle High School senior Tyler Kuhlman has received a Buschmann Award. At La Salle, Kuhlman is active in track, student government and performing arts. He is son of Wanda and Richard Kuhlman of Green Township. • Mount Healthy High School senior Mirissa Parks has received a Leadership Award. At Mount Healthy, Parks is active in the band and Beta Club. She is the daughter of Linda and John Parks. • Colerain High School senior Andrew Wullenweber has received a Presidential Scholarship. At Colerain, Wullenweber is active in the National Honor Society, student senate and science club, and as a class officer. He is the son of Donna and Stuart Wullenweber of Green Township. • Northwest High School graduate Joshua Miller has received a Buschmann Award. He is the son of Linda and Carl Miller. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships, and the Dean’s and Schawe Awards. The Buschmann Award is based on a student’s record in high school. The Leadership Award recognizes a student’s academic achievement, leadership and overall involvement. Award levels vary. • Ursuline Academy senior Carolyn Johnson has received a National Merit corporatesponsored scholarship from the American Financial Group. Johnson plans to study information systems. • Northwest High School senior Anthony Rothert has received a Deans’ Award to attend the Columbus College of Art & Design. The merit scholarship was awarded as a

result of an art portfolio competition judged by a team of CCAD faculty members. Rothert plans to major in illustration. • Northwest High School senior Tierra Shelton has received a Faculty Award to attend the Columbus College of Art & Design. The merit scholarship was awarded as a result of an art portfolio competition judged by a team of CCAD faculty members. Shelton plans to major in illustration. • Alexa Bolin has received a St. Francis Xavier Scholarship from Xavier University. The St. Francis Xavier Scholarship is a full tuition, four-year scholarship, awarded to incoming first-year students with exceptional academic achievement and outstanding leadership involvement in their community and/or school. Bolin is the daughter of Patricia and Raymond Bolin of Green Township. She plans to major in biology. • Colerain High School graduate Brendan McDonough has received a full scholarship, the Presidential Cincinnati Scholarship, to the University of Cincinnati. McDonough graduated summa cum laude and was a National Merit Finalist. He was a four-time varsity letter recipient in track and field and a three-time varsity letter recipient in cross country, serving as captain for both sports. His service activities include missionary trips and serving as a camp counselor with his church’s youth summer camp. The son of Lori Fisher McDonough and Joseph McDonough, he plans to major in communication.


Ohio State University senior Joshua Higgins has joined Sigma Alpha Lambda. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement, Higgins, a 2007 Northwest High School graduate, is the son of John and Linda Higgins of Pleasant Run Farms. • Erik Rotterman, an engineering physics and biochemistry major, recently earned recognition from Miami University’s physics department for research with Paul Urayama, an physics associate professor. • McAuley High School graduate Elizabeth Doyle has been admitted to the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College. Doyle, a Monfort Heights resident, will study business. The Ohio University Honors Tutorial College is a small, highly selective institution that admits only 60 students per year. Students admitted to one of the 27 programs of study in the college undertake a substantial portion of the core curriculum in their respective disciplines through a series of tutorials in which full-time faculty members meet with students either singly or in small seminars. Ohio University was the first institution in the United States to establish a degree-granting college incorporating all the essential features of a tutorial-based education.


Ursuline Academy Class of 2011 performing arts alumnae, from left: front, Katherine Nash, Morgan Judd, Abby Bartish and Mimi Lamantia; back, Lauren Whang, Ali Valentine, Erin McCoy, Colleen Ladrick and Emily Whang.

Ursuline performing arts grads continue studies in college Nine Ursuline Academy members of the Class of 2011 will soon take their love of the stage off to college where they will either major or minor in a variety of performing arts disciplines. The majority of them have spent the past four years at Ursuline fully entrenched in theatrical and musical performances that were produced by the school. In addition, some also performed in St. Xavier High School’s productions as well as community and national performances and competitions where they won numerous awards at such venues as the

Festival Disney in Orlando and the Cincinnati Arts Association Overture Awards Scholarship competition. One of the students was Abby Bartish of White Oak, who will major in musical theatre at Indiana University where she received an academic scholarship; she also received the UA 2011 UA Performing Arts Scholarship; Several of the alumnae also were awarded academic and/or talent scholarships to schools other than the one they’ll be attending, and all are excited and fully prepared to further their craft

in college. Music teacher Chris Larsen is proud of the talented alumnae. “Ursuline Academy continues to well prepare its students for the rigorousness of college academics. Additionally, we offer our performing arts students unique opportunities to think creatively in real-world situations and roles. This greatly serves our students who are pursuing a major or minor in any of the performing arts, making them leaders among their peers even in their freshman year.”



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St. Xavier golf team reloads

By Ben Walpole

Consider that the St. Xavier High School golf team’s five-man lineup in last year’s state tournament featured four seniors and you would think the Bombers might be hurting for talent this season. But you would be wrong. St. X had four varsity teams last season, featuring a total of 29 golfers, so head coach Alex Kepley has plenty of returning players with a various levels of varsity experience. The difficulty each year isn’t finding enough quality; it’s determining which six players should comprise the lineup by the end of the season. “We have a wealth of talent with both the rising seniors and the juniors, and even some sophomores,” Kepley said. “It’ll be interesting to see how it

“We have a wealth of talent with both the rising seniors and the juniors, and even some sophomores. It’ll be interesting to see how it all shakes out.” Alex Kepley all shakes out.” There are some known quantities, though. Senior Lee House is the one returnee who played in the 2010 state tourney. He was a first team, AllGreater Catholic League South selection last year and spent the summer playing in high-level tournaments around the country. Junior Joey Arcuri, second team all-league as a sophomore, and senior Jay Brockhoff also have lots of varsity experience to go with impressive summer tournament

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resumes. They’ll be the team leaders, especially early in the season as the lineup’s fresh faces adjust to new roles. “I’m expecting them to say, ‘Hey, it’s OK. We’ve been there before. We’ll get you through this,’” Kepley said. The GCL South is always tough, but this year might be even more balanced than most, with Elder and La Salle boasting talented rosters on par with traditional favorites Moeller and St. X. All four teams have seen their golfers excel during the offseason. Kepley likes his team’s potential depth but said his young players will have to adapt quickly to high-level varsity play. “They definitely have the talent, and they’ve played in a ton of tournaments this summer,” Kepley said. “I need them to now transition what they’ve done this summer into the high school season.”



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The Cardinals return three seniors from last year’s squad. Kevin Fox, Gavin Whitehead and Austin Kyle are all expected to return. Kyle enters the 2011 campaign coming off a victory in June’s Southern Ohio Junior PGA Championship. Nick Tegenkamp is also expected to contribute for the Cardinals this fall. According to coach John Cecere, Cardinal golfers have been busy playing in summer tournament. “It is a group of players that have high character and compete hard every day,” he said.

La Salle

Coach Jonathan Feldkamp will return five golfers from last year’s Lancers’ squad. Matt Wetterich, Sam Johnstone, Nick Hinton, Drew Gauthier and Patrick Kennedy are all expected to return. La Salle opens the regular season at the Princeton Invitational at Sharon Woods Golf Course, Aug. 9.

Mount Healthy

Mount Healthy was winless in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference West last season, though the Owls did place two underclassmen on the all-conference teams.

Back to basics for Northwest boys golf By Ben Walpole

It’s rebuilding time for the Northwest High School boys golf team. Head coach Chris Wagner’s squad graduated three seniors, including all-league

John Lehmkuhl, leaving an inexperienced base. “A lot of the kids coming up, they’ve played a little bit, but they don’t always have a lot of that competitive nature,” Wagner said. “So I try to work on that.” Wagner does have two

juniors – Justin McKee and Bradley Debildt – back from last year’s varsity lineup. They contributed last season but this year they’ll be the leaders. Wagner called McKee “a great kid to coach.” “He’s non-stop golf,”

Wagner said. “All he wants to do is practice and play. Throughout this year he should get over that hump and become a really, really good golfer.” Beyond them the Knights will rely on a group of juniors who played JV last

season and some freshmen. They lack varsity experience, but Wagner praised their work ethic. The coach said, given all the newcomers, he will be in back-to-the-basics mode throughout the season. “A lot of chipping, a lot

of putting,” Wagner said. “A lot of competitions and games during practice to make it a little bit more fun.” For more coverage, visit s

McAuley golf looks to extend postseason success By Nick Dudukovich

The McAuley High School golf squad has made an impressive run of five district tournament appearances in the past eight seasons. With the returning talent McAuley will feature in 2011, chances are the squad will be able to stretch that stat to six of nine yeas. Senior Alisha Wellman of Colerain Township leads the squad after earning second-team, AllGirls Greater Cincinnati League honors in 2010. Wellman’s average of 41.90 strokes-per-nine holes was the 12th best mark recorded in the GGCL Scarlet Division. McAuley veteran head coach Ernie Petri believes Wellman can average between 40 to 41 strikes


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Softball coach Katie Shay takes the reigns of a girls golf team that will try to improve its team average of 189.45 strokes per nine holes from the 2010 season. Shay, who graduated from Colerain in 2003 with a golf scholarship to a school in North Carolina, will welcome back returning golfers Taylor Smith, Madija Sandy, Allison Holterman, Adijana Sandy and Gabby Hogel. Shay likes her team’s attitude and is looking forward to the Lady Cardinals’ first tee-time. “We have worked hard in the offseason and feel prepared to have a great season,” she said.


The Knights struggled to an 0-14 season to 2010, though then-sophomore Tori Lutz was a bright spot, earning All-Fort Ancient Valley Conference honorable mention. Northwest opens the new season Monday, Aug. 8, with a home match against Glen Este.

this fall. “I think her experience and playing on a lot of the same courses she’s played on will help her hopefully (improve her average),” Petri said. Petri is also looking forward to seeing senior co-captain Sarah

Buescher tee off this season. He believes that Buescher could be the most improved golfer from last year’s squad. “She’s been a regular at the summer practices and trying to help lead the team,” he said. “She’s just hitting the ball much

straighter. The squad will also look to get a boost from Danielle Dilonardo, of Green Township. Dilonardo earned GGCL honorable mention after posting a 47.6 average as a freshman. Junior Jena Huber of Green Township is also expected to contribute after posting a 47.6 average last fall. Despite a small build, Petri believes Huber possesses a big game. “She’s tiny but mighty,” Petri said. “She can hit it a long way.” Other candidates that could contribute this season that played junior varsity last year include juniors Leslie Adams and Emily Meyer, as well as sophomore Briana Buck. As for measuring success this fall, Petri said his team would like

to a shot at the GGCL Scarlet title, but the veteran coach, who is entering his 15th year of coaching, knows winning the league will be no easy task. “We’ve only won the GGCL one time in the last 15 years that I’ve been doing it,” he said. "It’s a tough accomplishment and actually my goal is more to get to districts and it's probably almost a more realistic goal than (winning) the GGCL sometimes.” And continuing the team’s run to district tournaments is something Petri believes is within his team’s grasp. “I give them all the credit in the world; they have been as successful as they’ve been,” he said. “I hope they can continue that this year.” For more coverage, visit

The 11U Lancer baseball team celebrates winning Inaugural Wyatt Sargero Memorial Tournament in Middletown. From left are Jacob McBreen, Matt Witzgall, Jake Speed, Austin Diesel, Zach McMahon, Brendan Gick, Ben Coffaro, Max Meehan, Mitchell Sanders, Sam Larocco and Eli Guck. Coaches from left are Jim McMahon, Matt Sanders, Paul Coffaro and head coach Brady Gick.

Inaugural win


The 11U Lancer baseball team won the Inaugural Wyatt Sargero Memorial Tournament in Middletown. This tournament was created as a fundraiser and memorial for a player on the Cin Day Saints 11U baseball team who recently lost his battle with leukemia. The Lancers were thrilled to not only be a part of such a good cause, but also to win their first tournament of the year. They also finished first in their division with a 14-1 record in the division and 26-5 overall record.

Lancer 11U player Brendan Gick slides safely into third base with Austin Diesel at first base during the Inaugural Wyatt Sargero Memorial Tournament in Middletown.

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Bengals wise to take chance on Colerain’s Lainhart It’s nice to see the Bengals take a chance on former Colerain High School standout Brian Lainhart. Lainhart, who starred at safety for Nick Kent State Dudukovich U n i v e r s i t y Reporter's the past four e a r s , Notebook ysigned with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent July 25. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound defensive back will have his work cut for him in the pros, but I for one, wouldn’t be surprised to see Lainhart open some eyes during training camp. I covered Kent State during the 2008 season as intern for, and I can tell you that Lainhart was an impact player, even as a sophomore. He left the school second, all-time in interceptions (17), and at one point, he contributed to 20 turnovers during a 30-game span. Skeptics will point to the level of competition in the Mid-American Conference. But I say who cares. Talent doesn’t hide itself on the field. And besides, fellow Kent alumns Josh Cribbs (Browns), James Harrison (Steelers) and Rico Murray (Bengals) didn’t have a tough time adjusting to the pros. So many armchair quarterbacks declare they want “football players,” and not just athletes on their team.


July Madness

Colerain High School head basketball coach Kevin Listerman watches as Adam Hisch (blue UK shirt) of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson Township and Ethan Snapp of Newport (white shirt, black shorts) work on a ball-handling drill at basketball camp July 19. Listerman is a former Northern Kentucky University player.


Former Colerain standout Brian Lainhart, pictured playing during the 2007 season at Kent State University, signed a rookie free-agent contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, July 25. Well that’s Lainhart – a true football player. The guy was an absolute ballhawk during the season I saw him play in Kent. If there was a defensive play to be made, you could count on seeing Lainhart’s jersey in the mix. And judging by the numbers, Lainhart never slowed down in his two remaining years as a Golden Flash.

Here’s looking forward to training camp. Nick Dudukovich is a sports reporter for the Northwest Press. You can reach him at ndudukovich@communitypress. com or 248-7570.

The Harrison Heat 11U baseball team is conducting tryouts for the 2012 season. Tryouts will be from 4-6 p.m., Aug. 14 and Aug. 21 at Harrison High School freshman baseball field. Players cannot turn 12 before May 1. Contact Mike at 500-3974 or for questions or information.

Baseball tryouts

The Ohio Heat 16U National League is having open tryouts at 2 p.m., Aug. 6 and 7, at Heritage Field No. 3, 11405 E. Miami River Road,


45252. Call Don at 470-3600 or e-mail for directions. In 2012, the team will play in the SWOL National League, and in highlevel tournaments with two to three requiring overnight stays. The Heat organization offers fundraising to offset fees. This team has been approved by John Silvani, president and founder of Ohio Heat Baseball Program Inc. • The Cincy Chargers 15U will have tryouts for the 2012 season at Clete McDaniel Sports Complex (formerly

Solzman) Field No. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13, and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. The Chargers, whose home field is the Robert Schuler Sports Complex in Sycamore Township, look forward to building on the success of the 2011 season in which the team went 17-7 including winning the American Silver Central title. All those interested in attending any of the tryouts should contact Coach Geoff Blankenship at 513237-1851 or by email at



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Public housing debate

I found (Ted) Bergh’s, interim executive director of CMHA, factual discussion to be one sided. His view is a typical big government employee – it’s great for your community but not mine. I believe he lives in Anderson Township, which has 41 CMHA houses along with only 10 HUD/Section 8 housing units. I was surprised to learn CMHA pumps in $100 million into Hamilton County’s economy each year. Where is the money coming from since this is a federal program (you and me)? Bergh is right about one thing and that is your neighbor could be receiving housing assistance, and you don’t even know it until you check ownership of the house and find out that its own by CMHA. CMHA is not only collecting rent but not paying any property taxes on the house. I found this out on my own by checking on a house in my neighbor. What a good deal for CMHA.

I agree that a public housing debate should be rooted with facts but all the facts, not just the ones CMHA wants us to hear. Roger Johnson Colerain Township

Letter brings chuckle

It was a hot, miserable, spiritsdown Wednesday when I opened my Northwest Press and turned to the Viewpoints page. Then I read the piece by Ann Thompson, “Chabot part of problem,” and the convoluted and crazy rhetoric of this liberal caused me to laugh so hard my stomach hurt! Ah, the bad day was erased by this “the facts mean nothing” Democrat! Poor Ann, so well fed by the tribal word as fed to her by her heroes Obama, Reid, Pelosi, that she loses all sense of political reality. Keep these funny letters to the

CH@TROOM What do you do to “beat the heat?” “I guess sitting under a shady tree with a nice breeze blowing in off of the river with a cold drink in hand and maybe even a good book to read. ” L.S. “To bet the heat we stay inside and move activities to early morning or evening. As for the fair, I think a ‘nicer’ location will help.” B.N. “I can’t change how Mother Nature controls the outdoor temperature so I don’t dwell on it. If the weather people would stop reminding everyone about how hot it is outside, I don’t think heat would be at the front of everyone’s mind. I just go about my daily errands, etc. and I don’t dwell on it. Inside the home, keeping the blinds closed on the side of the house that is getting the sun until it leaves, and then repeating the procedure on the other side makes a big difference inside allowing for the thermostat to stay at a set number. Ours is at 76 degrees. Fans also help move the air for circulation. Remember people, it beats having ole man winter blowing at our doors! Think positive, in a hundred years you won’t know the difference anyway!” M.E.N.

What changes could Hamilton County Fair organizers make to get you to attend the fair? “Sending armed guards to my house might work :)” J.G. “How about free beer’ ... that would work.:-)” Bill B. “I have only attended one time since 1970, when my kids were little. It was hot, had cheesy attractions, like the ‘Worlds Biggest Rat’ (really a possum) and

This week’s questions Do you support a federal balanced budget amendment? Why or why not? Every week The Northwest Hills Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to m with “chatroom” in the subject line. I was never inclined to go back. “If they can’t make money and attract sufficient people, they should shut it down. Residents of Hamilton County have a lot of trouble identifying with farming. It’s not what most of us do.” F.S.D. “For me, nothing. I grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., lived in Baltimore, Md., and now Cincinnati. “I am a city-suburbs person and have always associated county fairs with either the rural or agrarian life, so I never developed an interest.” M.A.M. “More publicity BEFORE the fair, not after. Most of these events have great coverage about what happened, but not much to inform you before the event.” J.K. “It’s been years since I attended the Carthage Fair. Please note that name because if you Google the Hamilton County Fair you get zilch. “But even the Carthage Fair website lacks any real information such as costs, parking availability, rides, featured entertainment, hours of operation, etc. For contrast, Google the Clermont County Fair and see how it should be done! “I’d like to visit our fair and perhaps take my grandchildren, but I need clearer picture of what to expect. I just might choose the Clermont Fair for the reasons stated.” R.V.

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editor coming Ann, they do much to entertain conservatives like me, who do know the facts, and who will keep the fiscal pressure on the liberal tax and spenders in all levels of government. We truly care about the financial health of our country – we think you folks should also! Charles Homer Colerain Township

Hit the points

Talk about repeating talking points. (Ann) Thompson, in her rant about Steve Chabot, hit all the Democrat talking points, as usual. She failed to remember that her party had the majority in Congress through this last election and could have done anything it wanted and pretty much did. Case in point the very expensive and highly ineffective “Obamacare.” Yet to be declared unconstitutional, hopefully. Chabot’s Democrat predecessor,


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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Northwest Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Northwest Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. Steve Driehaus, voted to give us a higher debt with Obamacare and cut Medicare by 500 billion in the process, so who is the real bad guy? Robert (Jack) Spratt Green Township

Debt crisis

During this debt crisis situation we have been told many times that, should Congress not approve an increase in the debt ceiling, the administration could not guarantee the checks for Social Security pensions.

Now we know for certain that we have been told lies. There is a supposed lockbox in West Virginia for the Social Security Trust Fund. Either it is real or a bunch of file cabinets filled with worthless political promises. Thank you, President Obama, you have told the truth this time. Social Security is a giant Ponzi scheme with only file cabinets of political promises backing the worthless paper. Stanton Doran Colerain Township

Fireworks over, on to the Taste of Colerain As I write this, we have wrappedup another fantastic Colerain Township 4th of July Spectacular. Every year, the fireworks get even more beautiful and amazing! The show and patriotic soundtrack are choreographed, set up, and fired by a group of volunteers. The group, led by Assistant Fire Chief Rick Niehaus, undergoes training and certification each year and work throughout the year to prepare. Thank you for your time and dedication! If we contracted out a show as fantastic as ours, the cost would be over $50,000. Because of these volunteers, the show costs about $15,000. By having a local group for entertainment, significant funds were saved over a national act in not only the cost of the band, but also in lodging, meals, and stage/sound system requirements. That’s two of the many ways that the Summer Events Committee is doing a great job with levering donations and sponsorships, along with a minor contribution from the Township Trustees. Have you marked your calendar for the Taste of Colerain on Aug. 12-

14? For the entertainment schedule and food vendor menus, check the Township’s website or “like” the Taste of Colerain on Facebook at Our longtime restaurants are joined this year by several new ones. There will be something to suit everyone’s tastes! Also, be sure to mark your calendar for our KaBoom! playground build day at the new Wert Family Park on Galbraith on September 9. We will build a playground in one day and need volunteers to help! Contact me if you’d like to be on the build day crew. Thanks to Dr. Pepper Snapple for working with us on this project. Colerain Township began the second quarter of 2011 on April 1, 2011, with a balance brought forward of $25,693,789.66. During April, May, and June, we had receipts of $4,184,761.46 and expenses of $6,076,369.06. Our balance as of June 30, 2011, was $23,802,182.06. Regular readers of my column will remember that our receipts are typically higher than our expenses. However, it is important to note

that property taxes are due to the counHeather ty in June, so we Harlow had yet received Community much of those funds Press guest by then end of the month. columnist Lastly, but certainly not the least important, I wish our Township Administrator David Foglesong all the best in his retirement! Thank you for your years of service and dedication to our community. If you have any questions about the Fiscal Officer’s office, or if I can help in any way, please contact me at the Township offices at (513) 385-7500 or via e-mail at You can also find me on Facebook at Be sure to visit the Township’s website at for updates on news and events in our hometown or become our “fan” on Facebook. Heather Harlow is the Colerain Township fiscal officer.

Tips for coping with deployment Deployment of a parent can be very difficult for military families to handle, and can be especially stressful for the children. Here are some tips to help kids cope when a family member goes to combat. When you learn that a family member will be deployed, plan ahead. It makes it easier when you know what to expect and have strategies for dealing with all the changes and possible stresses on both the children and the spouse left behind. The first thing to do is to try to keep things at home as stable as possible. Keep bedtime and mealtime routines the same. Be honest with kids about what is happening without making unrealistic promises. Limit exposure to TV news and headlines. It helps to maintain a bond with the deployed parent, either through emails, letters or Skype. Be creative. Before departure, the deployed parent can record a book for the kids to listen to, or write notes to be opened on special days or holidays. Counting down days on a calendar can be reassuring. Encourage kids to make scrapbooks or videos for the parent who’s away so they will not miss out on birthdays and other special

events. Give kids permission to focus on school, sports and their friends. Some kids feel guilty if they are having fun while a parent is gone. Reassure them that the absent parent would want them to take care of themselves. The parent left behind also needs to stay emotionally healthy, and should allow friends and relatives to help them through difficult times. Sometimes it helps to make connections with other military families who are “in the same boat”. Allow children to express their feelings. Realize that kids might not all react the same way to stress, and it’s important to let them deal with the issues in their own way. It is normal for children to have strong emotions around such an event, which may range from pride to sadness to anger. Help them express themselves by writing letters, drawing pictures, or keeping a journal. Studies have shown that children of deployed soldiers have higher rates of depression and hospitalization for mental illness. Keep a watchful eye for signs that your child needs professional counseling. Indications that kids may be suffer-

ing include chronic headaches, stomachaches, fatigue, and falling grades. Kids may also become obsessed Dr. Teresa about war or terEsterle rorism. Ask your doctor or school Community counselor to help Press guest with a mental columnist health referral. Be prepared that homecoming can be just as stressful as going away. Sometimes the parent who comes home is emotionally wounded. Often the family has also changed a lot while they’ve been gone. Try not to have high expectations and realize that times may be tough for a bit as people readjust to each other. There are lots of good resources to help military families, including the National Military Family Association ( and the National Resource Directory (www.nationalresourcedirectory.go v). Dr. Teresa Esterle, is a board certified pediatrician at West Side Pediatrics in western Cincinnati. Esterle is also a member of the medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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Left, Marcia Schmidt and Shannon Meyer were in the kitchen blanching ears of corn at St. John the Baptist parish in preparation for the church festival.






St. John gears up for festival Aug. 19-21

By Jennie Key

This festival may be corny to some, but it’s a popular part of the summer scene in Colerain Township. St. John the Baptist Parish, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, began its festival preparation work July 23 with its annual Corn Day. A total of 4.200 ears of corn were shucked, cleaned, blanched, cut and frozen. The corn will be served at the festival’s country style chicken dinner, a main attraction at the annual festival; more than 4,000 diners were served at last year’s chicken dinner. David Kissell, director of development at St. John the Baptist Parish, said the festival will be on the church grounds the weekend of Aug. 19-21. It is a long-standing tradition in Colerain Township that features rides, games, food, and a $20,000 reverse raffle.

Kissell said the church has fliers advertising a church picnic/festival going back to the 1920s “We look at it as an opportunity to do some community building first and foremost,” he said. “Everyone comes together and pitches in.” He said the festival is also an important fundraiser for the parish as well. Revenue from the festival helps with capital improvements, such as a new roof for the church, as well as operating expenses for the parish and subsidies for St. John the Baptist School. Festival hours are: • 7 p.m. -midnight Friday Aug. 19; • 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 20; and • noon-10 p.m.. Sunday, Aug. 21. There are also special attractions. A Texas hold ‘em poker tournament is set for Friday night. This year’s tournament


Left, Larry Fehrenbach and Tom Brinkmann cut corn off the cob at St. John the Baptist Parish on Corn Day.

will be held indoors with air conditioning. Cost is $100 per player. Registration begins at 6 p.m., and play begins at 7 p.m. You must be 21 years of age to play. And on Sunday, try the festival’s country style chicken dinner from 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Drivethrough and carry-out is available. Adults pay $11, children ages 7-12 is $9 and children 6 and under eat free. The dinner is served in the air-conditioned Parish Center. There is also live entertainment every night of the festival. Friday night entertainment features Strange Polly. On Saturday, festival visitors will see Under the Sun on stage while Sunday’s entertainment will be provided by My Sister Sarah and Stuck in Time. For more information visit or call the parish office at 3858010.


Chris Blum, right, cleans while Philip Bissmeyer brings more ears to be cleaned as volunteers clean, prepare and bag corn for the St. John the Baptist church festival Aug. 19-21.


It was husking time at St. John the Baptist Parish in Colerain Township where 76 volunteers were husking, cooking, cooling and then cutting more than 4,200 ears, grown locally from Burwinkel's farm for the church festival’s chicken dinner Aug. 21.


Left, Trey Meyer,10 and his brother Tyler Meyer, 11, had the cool job of pulling the blanched corn out of a icy bath.


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


Veterans Information, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Information for veterans, spouses, widows and dependents involving claims, entitlement and emergency financial assistance. Presented by Hamilton County Veterans Service Commission. 946-3300. Green Township. Adult Computer Class, 7-9 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Intermediate. Concludes Aug. 11. $44, $35 Colerain Township residents. Registration required. 741-8802. Colerain Township.


Hatha Yoga for Seniors, 9:15 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Ages 55 and up. Experience benefits of yoga with stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. Bring mat or purchase one for $10. $40 for 10 classes, $25 for 6 classes; $5 per class. 7418802; Colerain Township. Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Aerobic class works cardiovascular system and includes strength training. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise. 829-5009; Colerain Township.


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


Ohio Military Band, 7-9 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Outdoors. Community band to perform marches, show tunes and more. Concessions available. Bring seating. Rain moves event inside the Grove Banquet Hall. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Springfield Township. 522-1410. Springfield Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 5


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


St. Therese Little Flower Festival, 6-11 p.m., St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5560 Kirby Ave., Adults only Friday. Games, rides, booths, entertainment and food. Beer with wristband and ID. 541-5560. Mount Airy.


Movie in the Lot, 8:30-10 p.m., Light of the World Ministries, 5915 Colerain Ave., “Toy Story 3.” Movie begins at dusk. Popcorn provided. Bring seating. Family friendly. Free. 385-5448; Green Township.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Northgate, 9690 Colerain Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 6863300. Colerain Township. Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Forest Park, 1212 W. Kemper Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Forest Park.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Bowl-a-Thon, 7-10 p.m., Brentwood Bowl, 9176 Winton Road, Skyline Chili, refreshments and T-shirts for all participants. Event also at Madison Bowl in Madisonville. Benefits Starfire Council. $30. Registration required. Presented by Starfire Council. 2812100; Springfield Township.

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Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass, 7-9 p.m., Gazebo Park, 7700 Perry St., Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Mount Healthy. 931-8840. Mount Healthy.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Doc Savage, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 3851005. Colerain Township.


Cicada Killers, 10-11 a.m., LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Learn about cicada killer wasps’ lives and habits. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 542-2909; College Hill.


Northwest Boosters Association Bingo Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, Cafeteria. Early Bird Bingo/Instants begin 6 p.m. Benefits School district’s athletic equipment, extracurricular expenses and facility upgrades. Presented by Northwest Local School District. 729-7504; Colerain Township.


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Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 9467755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7755; Colerain Township.


About Boating Safely, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Cincinnati Mills, This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely. $25. Registration required. Presented by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 271-3362; email; Forest Park.


St. Therese Little Flower Festival, 6-11 p.m., St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5415560. Mount Airy.


The Ohio Military Band will perform from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Concessions will be available. Guests should bring their own seating. For more information, call 522-1410. Pictured are members of the Ohio Military Band, directed by Mark Hensler.


Community Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., New Burlington Church of Christ, 1989 Struble Road, 825-0232. New Burlington.


Baseball Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Olympian Club, 10054 Pippin Road, One-day camp. Includes lunch, snacks and drinks. Boys and girls ages 5-15. Free. Registration required. Presented by 258-9810; Colerain Township. S U N D A Y, A U G . 7


Kayak Quick Start Program, Noon, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Adventure Outpost. Learn the basics in paddling techniques on Winton Woods Lake before heading out for the 7.5 mile trip along the Little Miami River. Classes and trip led by American Canoe Association certified instructor. Equipment provided. Participants must fit properly in provided personal flotation devices. Children must be accompanied by adult. $30, $25 ages 6-18. Registration required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Caregivers Support Group, 3:30-5 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those who care for or supervise the frail, elderly or disabled. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. M O N D A Y, A U G . 8

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 9467755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7755; Colerain Township.

BUSINESS MEETINGS Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, First Financial Bank, 7522 Hamilton Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc.. 923-1985; Mount Healthy.



St. Therese Little Flower Festival, 5-10 p.m., St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5415560. Mount Airy.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. Through Oct. 30. 598-5732; Green Township.

Evening Adult Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor Lynn Carroll leads stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises. Bring a mat or purchase one for $10. $25 for six classes, $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Jazzercise, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $38 per month. 829-5009; Colerain Township.


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

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Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles - Mount Healthy Aerie 2193, 1620 Kinney Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc.. 9231985; Mount Healthy.


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


Origami With Nick, 4-5 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Learn to make simple origami item. Family friendly. 369-4478; Forest Park.


Kid’s Game Day, 2-3 p.m., North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave., Wii gaming. Family friendly. Free. 369-6068; Colerain Township.

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Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Presented by Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association. 385-3780. Green Township.


Health and Safety Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Northwest High School, 10761 Pippin Road, For Northwest Local School District families with children preschool-grade 5. Free medical, dental, lead screenings, eye screenings, immunizations, help with Medicaid enrollment, haircuts, school supplies, healthy snacks and door prizes. Activities and information from over 40 community groups. Appointments are required for screenings. Free. Presented by Northwest Local School District. 825-2532; Colerain Township.


Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, Music by Magnolia Mountain. Bring seating. Pets welcome. Family friendly. Presented by Village of Greenhills. 300-6160; Greenhills.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township.


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


You’re All Wet, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Includes canoeing, kayaking, fishing, creeking and exploration of a wetland. Ages 7-14. $170 after April 1; $150 before March 31. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Glier’s Goettafest will be 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, on Riverboat Row at Newport on the Levee. Celebrate the pork and oat product, goetta, with goetta nachos, corn dogs, burritos, pizza, rangoon and burgers while enjoying live music, games, rides and more. Presented by Glier’s Meats. For more information, call 859-291-1800, ext. 211 or visit Pictured is Kyle Lung cooking goetta at the Cincinnati Grill booth during a previous Glier’s Goettafest at Newport on the Levee.

Powel Crosley Summer Day Camp, 9 a.m.4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through Aug. 12. Traditional camp activities. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Pre and post camp care available. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. $170, $135 members. Registration required. 5217112. Springfield Township.


The Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club Annual Flying Circus is 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7, at the Butler County Regional Airport, 2820 Bobmeyer Road, Hamilton. The Flying Circus features more than 200 model aircraft of all kinds, from helicopters to jets. Rocket-controlled modeling will be demonstrated for family entertainment. Free admission. Parking, one person, $5; two or more people, $10. Call 513-608-8521 or visit


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Check the start date of your extended warranty I’ve often warned about buying third-party extended warranties for used cars because some of the companies do little more than take your money. But now I’ve got an alert when buying such warranties directly from the auto manufacturers. While those are the warranties I prefer, you do have to check to see exactly what you’re getting. Doris Stemmer of Anderson Township bought a used Lincoln LS in 2007. At the time the salesman sold her an extended service warranty from Ford. “He told us the extended warranty would kick in at the end of the manufacturer’s limited warranty, which was 50,000 miles. This would take us to 75,000 miles,” Stemmer said. Stemmer said she was

mostly concerned with how m a n y m i l e s she’d get on the car before the warranty Howard Ain expires. “ I t Hey Howard! c o m e s with 72 months or 75,000 miles, whichever comes first. When I had a problem I thought it was under the warranty. I took it in and they said, ‘Nope, your warranty was up 10 days ago,’ ” she said. It turns out her warranty actually began two years before she ever bought the car – it began the day the vehicle was purchased for the first time. “The salesman said

nothing about when the date started. If I knew when I was purchasing the extended warranty, which cost me about $1,200, that it started two years before I even owned the car, I wouldn’t have bought it,” Stemmer said. After paying more than $1,600 for the repairs Stemmer said the car now runs great. However, Stemmer said she has since discovered her Lincoln is not the only one that has had problems. “I started finding a lot of stuff that was wrong with the 2004 Lincoln LS in particular, and they were things that they just had to fix on mine,” she said. Stemmer said she’s learned some valuable lessons. First, whenever buying a used car always check out

Consumer Reports also has an extremely useful, very extensive auto history edition it publishes every year. These are invaluable tools to use before you decide to buy a particular vehicle. auto websites to see if there were problems reported with that year’s make and model. Consumer Reports also has an extremely useful, very extensive auto history edition it publishes every year. These are invaluable tools to use before you decide to buy a particular vehicle. The key is not to fall in

love with a used car at first site. First, check out the model’s history by using the various publications. Next, check out that particular vehicle by asking the seller for a Carfax report which details any accidents. Then, get the used car checked out by an ASE Certified auto mechanic. It may cost you about $100 – but it is well worth it to make sure

you’re not buying someone else’s problems. Finally, when you buy an extended service warranty from the manufacturer remember it is not all uncommon that the mileage and time limit both began on the date the vehicle was first put into service, not the date of your purchase. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Women’s club collects children toys Cincinnati Woman’s Club members conducted a toy drive on June 15 that yielded a bumper crop of spanking new playthings for youngsters served by Every Child Succeeds and Success by 6. Every Child Succeeds is a home visitation program for at-risk first-time mothers and their babies ranging in age from neonatal through age 3. The professional home visitors address personal and family health, environmental safety, child development, life course development, maternal role, social

supports, and adequate and appropriate access to health and human services. In Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky, Success By 6 works with numerous stakeholders – United Way of Greater Cincinnati, school districts, the business community, local non-profit agencies, parents, community leaders and public agencies – to raise awareness about the importance of the early years and to make early childhood a top priority for resources and funding. Because of generosity like that of Cincinnati

Woman’s Club members, the professionals for both these organizations bring toys for the children when they conduct their home visits. New toys collected by Cincinnati Woman’s Club members will make the summer of 2011 a season to remember for dozens of local children. This activity is one of many ways the Cincinnati Woman’s Club members continue the tradition of volunteerism and philanthropy in our community that dates back to 1897.


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Here’s a real peach of a good cobbler

I have the best neighbors. Sandy Shelton, our neighbor across the road, brought us some warm peach pecan cobbler last

evening. We had just finished dinner, so we had it for dessert. Oh my gosh, it was so good. Since peaches are com-

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ing into season now, it’s a good time to try this out. And if your peaches aren’t quite ripe, put them in a paper bag in a single layer. They won’t actually ripen more, but will become soft enough to use. Check out the area closest to the stems. If it’s creamy yellow, it has ripened on the tree. If it’s green, it may have been picked before it was ripe.

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Rita’s neighbor SandyShelton’s peach cobbler.

gently pressing pecans into pastry. Cut into 11⁄2-inch strips. Repeat with remaining pie crusts, pecans, and sugar. Spoon half of peach mixture into a lightly greased or sprayed 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Arrange half of pastry strips in a lattice design over top of peach mixture. Bake at 475 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Spoon remaining peach mixture over baked pastry. Top with remaining pastry strips in a lattice design. Bake 15 to 18 more minutes. Serve warm or cold. *2 (20-ounce) packages frozen peaches may be substituted. Reduce sugar to 2 cups, flour to 3 tablespoons, and nutmeg to 1⁄4 teaspoon. Proceed as directed. Note: To make ahead of time, let baked cobbler cool; cover and freeze up to one month. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Uncover, and reheat in the oven at 250 degrees for 45 minutes. Online: Want another peach cobbler that’s even easier? Check out “Easy Peach Cobbler” on my blog at (Cooking with Rita).

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Before Bigg’s was sold to Remke’s, I cloned its deli chicken salad. I poach my chicken in broth and let it cool in broth before dicing for added flavor and moistness. Taste as you go, adding 1 rib celery, 1 onion, the lesser amount of seasoning, etc. Add more if needed. 1 pound cooked chicken, diced or shredded 1 2 ribs celery, diced 1 2 green onions, sliced very thin Green grapes, cut in half, and salted cashew halves or pieces – you choose how much 1 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise or to taste 1 ⁄4 to 1⁄2 teaspoon or so each: Lawry’s seasoning salt and chicken base (use a good quality moist base like Minor’s) Mix chicken, celery and onions together. Whisk chicken base and salt with the mayo. Pour over chicken and mix gently. Stir in grapes and nuts. To make curried chicken salad: Start sprinkling curry powder in the mayo mixture, tasting as you go.

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For Mary Ann, who enjoyed this in Texas. “It had fresh tomatoes, onions and cilantro, but no garlic,” she said. The recipe from “Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Latin Cooking” (Oxmoor House, $34.95) should be what she wants. This book gives menu suggestions, along with a history and map of Latin food. 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely diced 1 ⁄4 white onion, finely diced 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro Sea salt

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Doctor using new treatment for hand deformity

The answer is …

Megaland playground at Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road, has lots to do for little hands. The tile towers with handprints were part of fundraising efforts to help pay for the playground. Correct answers came from Hailey McAdoo, Mimi and Papa Threm, Emily, Megan and the boys, Ron and Erma, Annette, Brooke Dorrmann, Gail Hallgath, Debbie Fales, Nancy and Mark Bruner, Pat Merfert, Joane Donnelly, Dennis Boehm, Sandy Rouse, Kiana Rumpkins, Casey Duffens and Raelynn Snodgrass. Thanks for playing. See this week’s clue on A1.

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NEWSMAKERS Ray wins scholarship

Colerain Township resident Kameron Ray, 16, has won a $1,000 scholarship for his post-secondary education through the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. Ray serves as an officer with the NAACP Youth Council and is active in community service through The United Way Youth Engaged in Service program. Through the program, Kohl’s young students at a

time when 55 percent of bachelor’s degree recipients at public colleges b o r r o w money. Ray Winners are chosen based on initiative, creativity, leadership and generosity. Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has awarded more than 13,000 youth volunteers with more than $2.6 million in scholarships and prizes.

resulting cord pulls one or more fingers, usually the ring and small fingers, into a bent position. In some cases it is impossible for the affected person to extend the involved fingers. “Until now, Dupuytren’s contracture was treated surgically by opening the hand and removing the offending tissue,” explained Willis. “However, there is a new, non-invasive treatment option that is now able to give patients results which were previously only obtainable with conventional surgical treatment. This new procedure does not involve making an incision on the hand and typically has a much shorter recovery time.”

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Little Flower

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

St. John the Baptist

p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 27; and from 4-11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Food is available, and an ID wristband is required for beer. For information, call 661-6565.

Festival is on the grounds of St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road from 6 p.m.midnight Friday, Sept. 2; 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Sept. 3; and 4-11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. An ID wristband is required for beer. Call 7420953.

St. Margaret Mary

Festival is on the grounds of St. John the Baptist Church, 5361 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township from 7 p.m.midnight Friday, Aug. 19; 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 20; and from noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. There is a chicken dinner Sunday, and an ID wristband is required for beer. Call 3858010.

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

St. Ignatius

Our Lady of the Rosary

Festival is on the grounds of St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road in Monfort Heights from 6 p.m.midnight Friday, Aug. 26; 4

“This will be a fantastic opportunity for me to develop my skills as a stateswoman and Pilllich to strengthen my ability to work across the aisle for the betterment of all Ohio.” Pillich will join 36 fellow lawmakers from Ohio and 10 other Midwestern states and three Canadian

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9; 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Sept. 10; and from 1-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. There is a chicken dinner

Festival is on the grounds of Our Lady of the Rosary Church at Winton and Farragut roads in Greenhills from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, Sept.

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Pillich invited to leadership institute State Rep. Connie Pillich (D–28th District) was chosen to participate in a training program that annually identifies and assists promising state leaders in the Midwest. Pillich will attend The Council of State Governments’ annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative leadership Development in Madison, Wis. “I am honored to be selected for the institute,” said Pillich.

The new treatment option is called Xiaflex, an FDA-approved drug that consists of an enzyme that works to dissolve the thickened tissue in a patient’s hand. The whole process consists of injecting the hand with the enzyme, and the following day, stretching the fingers to lengthen the cord. This treatment process requires the patient to come in to the office for only a few minutes over a two-day period. After a patient receives the Xiaflex treatment, he or she is able to resume daily activities and have full use of the hand within two or three weeks, Willis says.




A local physician is offering a new, non-surgical solution for patients suffering from a hand deformity known as Dupuytren’s contracture. Dr. Craig B. Willis, Mercy Medical Associates – Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists, is one of the leading physicians in the region for treating hand conditions. He has offices in Mount Airy. Dupuytren’s contraction, which affects more than a quarter of a million Americans, is a deformity that develops slowly over time. The condition is genetic and is caused when the tissue beneath the skin on the palm thickens and contracts into a tight cord. The




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Frances Morris, founding member of St. Ann’s Frances Morris wasn’t a wealthy woman by monetary standards but she believed in hard work, community service and family, and ultimately led a very rich life. A founding member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Groesbeck as well as the Colerain Senior Center, Morris died July 16. She


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Clarence H. Althoefer, 94, White Oak, died July 27. Survived by sister-in-law Opal Althoefer; nieces Marilyn (James) Aker, Jana (David) Bloemer; greatnephews Brian (Tracy), Kevin (April), Keith (Amy) Aker; many great-greatnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Albert, Clara Althoefer, brother Herbert Althoefer. Services were Aug. 1 at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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She spent the last seven years of her life at Chesterwood Village, a retirement community in West Chester Township. Frances Morris would have celebrated her 100th birthday this fall but her daughters believe she deeply missed those she outlived, particularly her siblings, and wanted to spend her birthday with them. “Mom was very strong willed,” Thatcher said. “She could have kept it going, but we think she believed it was her time.” Services have already been held Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243; or St. Ann’s, 2900 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239.

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Township, died July 21. He owned the S&R Beef Co. He was an Army veteran of Korea, a member of the Mack Fire Association and a principal with Union Capital Management and Abbott Securities. Survived by wife Mary Jane Stenger; children Michael (Kathleen), Anne, Tony (Jennifer), Kati Stenger, Judith (Garth) Turner, Beth Hehman; grandchildren Ben, Matt, Ariel, Jayna, Jacob, J.D., Katelyn, Morgan, Andrew, Nate, Grace, Michael, Joe; in-laws Maureen Stenger, Mar-

garet, Barbara (late Tom), Mary Jo (late Jerry) Broftt; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Donald Stenger. Services were July 25 at Our Lady of the Visitation. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or Our Daily Bread, P.O. Box 14862, Cincinnati, OH 452500862.

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throwing successful card parties and other sort of fundraisers to support the church, said her youngest daughter, Patti Thatcher of Green Township. “We were taught that when you believe in something, you support it. You don’t make a show of it, but you plan to give X amount of dollars and you give it,” Thatcher said. “When we went to the St. Vincent de Paul festival every year my dad made sure he spent every dollar he brought in his pocket.” In the1960s and ‘70s she joined a group that pushed for the creation of a community senior center, a dream that came true in 1982. She also committed much of her time to the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey in Colerain Township.

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she diligently worked as a bar maid while attending special schooling to operate a Commodore, an earlymodel calculator, Kurtz said. She landed a job tallying sales at The Fair Store, a discount department store at Race and Sixth streets, downtown, until she married Thomas Morris and had two daughters. Like many military wives, Frances Morris raised Suzanne, their first child, for nearly four years while her husband fought in World War II. A few years after he returned, they moved to Groesbeck. “They bought a little Cape Cod, and that was her palace for 52 years,” Kurtz said. Frances Morris was an original member of St. Ann’s Parish in the 1950s and became known for

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August 3, 2011

POLICE REPORTS Arrests/citations

Greg Tye, born 1977, aggravated menacing, July 18. Dossie Washington, born 1986, aggravated menacing, assault, 5617 Colerain Ave., July 20. Melissa Ann Metz, born 1981, receiving stolen property, 5423 Songbird Drive, July 20. Nicholas Vasquez, born 1980, improper solicitation, 4563 Colerain Ave., July 20. Christopher Graham, born 1984, assault, criminal damaging or endangering, 2618 Chesterfield Court, July 21.

Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary

2564 Kipling Ave. No. 2, July 17.


5501 Kirby Ave., July 16. 5465 Kirby Ave., July 17.

Criminal damaging/endangering

5104 Hawaiian Terrace No. 2, July 15. 5151 Colerain Ave., July 15. 5465 Kirby Ave., July 17.

Domestic violence

Reported on Kirby Avenue, July 17. Reported on Bahama Terrace, July 18.


2528 Flanigan Court No. 4, July 15. 2568 W. North Bend Road, July 15. 5299 E. Knoll Court No. 714, July 15. 4974 Hawaiian Terrace, July 18.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle 5311 E. Knoll Court, July 19.


Kenneth Ashcraft, 38, 901 Mountain Way, aggravated menacing, disorderly conduct at 4519 Poole Road, July 5. Nicole Baca, 23, 3407 State Route 774, theft, obstructing official business at 8451 Colerain Ave., July 9. John Borders, 26, 6816 Somerset Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 9350 Marker Drive, July 6. Amanda Branden, 18, 3325 Colleen Drive, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave.,

July 1. Robert Brone, 74, 2898 Wheatfield Drive, aggravated menacing, carrying concealed weapon at 9501 Colerain Ave., July 9. Alex Cruey, 19, 347 Rawlingss Drive, theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., July 6. Brandon Farley, 23, 2916 Bent Brook Drive, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., June 23. Ashley Ferrarrgilli, 24, 1000 Sycamore Street, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., July 2. Ryan Grady, 23, 3241 Roesch Blvd., operating vehicle intoxicated at Cornwall Drive and Pippin Road, July 8. Brandon Halas, 21, 4519 Poole Road, disorderly conduct at 4480 Poole Road, July 5. Alicia Harris, 43, 4210 Langley Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., July 5. Jaycee Houston, 37, 2379 Woodbuff Court, resisting arrest, failure to comply at Struble and Pippin , July 3. Robert Hudson, 48, 2904 Banning Road, domestic violence, obstructing official business at 2909 Banning Road, July 6. Mark Hughes, 44, 5641 Colerain Ave., operating vehicle intoxicated at 2576 Sandhurst, July 8. Rashawn Jones, 21, 2929 Jonrose, furnish underage alcohol at 2900 Jonrose, July 6. Michael Kline, 24, 5895 Dunlap, theft at 5895 Dunlap Road, July 6. Rathana Kreal, 29, 1011 Rutledge Ave., possession of firework at 10546 Gloria Ave., July 3. Phillip Lovins, 25, 520 Cleveland Ave., theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., July 6. Frank Pence, 47, 3126 Lapland Drive, extortion, breaking and entering at 6750 Colerain Ave., July 6. Brittany Robinson, 19, 2916 Bent Brook Drive, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., June 23. Mercedes Smith, 31, 2174 Lincoln Ave., disorderly conduct at US 27 and Commons Circle, July 7. Amber Tenover, 23, 2916 Bent Brook Drive, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., June 23.

Pierce Townsend, 40, 2829 Queen City, drug possession, trafficking in drugs at 6800 Colerain Ave., July 3. Gloria Tyson, 43, 2911 Jonrose Drive, theft at 3461 Joseph Drive, July 6. Christina Vogt, 30, 1969 Stevens Ave., operating vehicle intoxicated at 10240 Colerain Ave., July 7. Zachary Weber, 23, 7424 Phoenix Ave., operating vehicle intoxicated at 6400 block of Cheviot Road, July 9. Mark Wiley, 47, 5114 Park Valley Court, theft at 3461 Joseph Drive, July 10. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., July 5. Juvenile male, 17, theft at 9531 Colerain Ave., July 5. Juvenile female, 17, obstructing official business at 11109 Hamilton Ave., June 28. Juvenile male, 13, burglary at 2926 Wheatfield Drive, July 6. Juvenile male, 12, burglary at 9600 Dunraven Drive, July 6. Juvenile male, 16, obstructing official business at 4200 Springdale Road, July 8. Juvenile male, 16, assault, criminal damaging at 10234 Hawkhurst, July 10. Juvenile male, 17, theft at 3368 Niagra Street, July 9. Juvenile male, 14, theft at 9501 Colerain Ave., July 6. Juvenile female, 17, underage possession at 7549 Colerain Ave., July 6. Juvenile female, 17, drug paraphernalia at 7549 Colerain Ave., July 6. Juvenile female, 17, underage consumption at Chopin and Orangewood, July 7.

Aggravated menacing

Victim threatened at 2312 Grant Ave., July 11.


Victim pushed at 10236 Crestland, July 10. Victim struck at 9501 Colerain Ave., July 4.

Breaking and entering

Computer of unknown value removed at 2760 Jonrose, July 11. Victim reported at 7890 Sequoia


The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300. Court, July 11. Shed entered and tools valued at $4,800 removed at 9148 DePalma Drive, July 8. Reported at 6303 Colerain Ave., July 3. Copper of unknown value removed from basement at 8976 Pippin Road, July 5.


Residence entered and copper piping of unknown value removed at 2900 Jonrose Ave., July 8. Residence entered and jewelry valued at $2,400 removed at 6708 Mullen Road, July 6. Residence entered and PS3, controller and games of unknown value removed at 3386 Gayheart, July 5. Residence entered and TV of unknown value removed at 3425 Redskin Drive, July 5. Residence entered and Xbox, Wii, saw of unknown value removed at 3425 Redskin Drive, July 1.

Criminal damaging

Victim reported at 8394 Ash Hollow Drive, July 8. Vehicle damaged at 3169 Regal Lane, July 10. Window shattered at 3161 John Gray Road, July 10. Rocks thrown at vehicle at 6931 Memory Lane, July 6. Windshield damaged at 8717 Planet Drive, July 8. Vehicles damaged at 9101 Colerain Ave., July 7. Door of residence damaged at 2995 Windsong Drive, July 8. Vehicle tires damaged at 7051 Vail Court, July 8. Vehicle damaged by bullet at 2649

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Domestic violence

Female victim reported at Hidden Meadow Drive, July 8. Female victim reported at Walden Glen Circle, July 4.

Identity fraud

Victim reported at 9911 Grasscreek Court, July 7.

Identity theft

Victim reported at 7231 Boleyn Drive, July 6.

Illegal dumping

Victim reported at 2780 Geraldine Drive, July 3.

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Florence Ward Test, 83, Green Township, died July 21. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Terry (David) Morris, Jennifer, John (Linda), Russell (Barb), Frank (Terri), Craig (Judy) Test; grandchildren Jeannine, Elizabeth, Sara, Ellen, Samantha, J.R., Michael, Anne, Erin, Alexis, Grant, Jessica, Kat; great-grandchildren Alex, Georgia, Alexis. Preceded in death by husband John Test, son Myles Test. Services were July 23 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Joan Williams

Joan Parker Williams, 71, died July 17. She was an operating room technician at Christ Hospital. Survived by husband Howard Williams Sr.; children Karla (Marc) Morgan, Shelly (Nick) Gemmell, Howard Williams Jr.; brother Donald Parker; six grandchildren. Services were July 22 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home.

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From B7 Victim reported at 8316 Stahley Drive, July 6.

Passing bad checks

Victim reported at 3233 Sovereign Drive, July 6.


Female victim reported at Walden Glen Circle, July 7.


Bike of unknown value removed at 3616 Sweetwood, July 6. Victim reported at 10270 Colerain Ave., July 8. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 9845 Colerain Ave., July 8. GPS unit of unknown value removed at 3418 Amberway Court, July 10. Keys of unknown value removed at 10204 Windswept Lane, July 9. Ring valued at $300 removed at 9440 Ridgemoor, July 8. Bulldog of unknown value removed at 2866 Overdale Drive, July 5. Ipod of unknown value removed at 3400 Clippard Park Drive, July 6. Currency removed at 3345 Alexis Road, July 6. TV valued at $450 removed at 10194 Colerain Ave., July 7. Purse and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 6960 Blue Rock Road, July 7. Medication of unknown value removed at 2355 Golf Drive, July 5. Tip jar and contents of unknown value removed at 36454 Stonecreek Blvd., July 5. Purse and contents of unknown

August 3, 2011 value removed at 3725 Stone Creek Blvd., July 5. Wallet and currency valued at $88 removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., July 7. Golf bag and contents valued at $500 removed at 3344 Nandale Drive, July 3. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 5545 Old Blue Rock Road, July 1. Vehicle entered and dog of unknown value removed at 9879 Colerain Ave., July 3. Vehicles entered and pills valued at $40 removed at 2609 Monette Court, July 5. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 7210 Creekview Drive, July 2. $31.24 in gas pumped and not paid for at 3600 Blue Rock Road, July 5. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 2651 Adams Road, July 5. $27.92 in gas pumped and not paid for at 3610 Blue Rock Road, July 5. Credit cards of unknown value removed at 12160 Wincanton Drive, July 5. Lawnmower valued at $300 removed at 3074 Hyannis Drive, July 5. Reported at 2926 Wheatfield Drive, July 5. $10 removed at 9430 Coogan Drive, July 5.

Theft. criminal mischief

Table removed and eggs thrown at garage doors at 11435 Pippin Road, July 9.

Violation of protection order

Victim reported at 3238 Compton Road, June 22.

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Police reports GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Jenny Hill, 26, 20 Merlin Drive Apt. B20, drug paraphernalia at 5500 Cheviot Road, July 19. Michael J. Miller, 26, 6063 Lagrange Lane, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., July 19. Michael S. Makrancy, 39, 7441 Lebanon St., drug paraphernalia at 5137 Crookshank, July 19. Chasity Holt, 32, 3971 Ebenezer Road, possession of drug abuse instrument and driving under suspension at 6011 Flyer Drive, July 20. Michael A. Swift, 42, 5507 Muddy Creek, domestic violence at 11451 Reading Road, July 20. Anthony J. Tasch, 41, 3882 Olivette Ave., possession of controlled substance at 5449 North Bend Road, July 20. Christopher Mushrush, 31, 6353 Melissaview Court, drug paraphernalia at 6054 Werk Road, July 21. Dakota S. Melland, 18, 5608 Sidney Road, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., July 20. Jennifer Reckelhoff, 22, 3115 Crowfoot, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 21. Tyler J. Humphrey, 20, 6521 Silver Skate, complicity at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 21. James A. Woollet, 39, 2824 Lafeuille Ave. No. 1, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, July 21. Alphonso North Sr., 38, 11044 Quailridge No. 18, theft and warrant at 6550 Harrison Ave., July 22.



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Lateshia North, 36, 11044 Quailridge No. 18, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., July 22.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering

Lock damaged on home’s barn during break-in attempt, but nothing was found missing at 3336 Bellehaven Court, July 18. Door latch broken on home’s shed during break in attempt, but nothing was found missing at 2136 Rolling Ridge Circle, July 19. Air compressor, finished nailer, braid nailer and framing nailer stolen from home’s shed at 2084 Town Hill Drive, July 19. Tool box, hammer drill, leaf blower, cordless drill and Dremel drill kit stolen from home’s shed at 5425 Lever Court, July 19. Latch damaged on home’s shed during break in attempt, but nothing was found missing at 2118 Town Hill Drive, July 19.


Television and a DVD player stolen from home at 2168 Rollingridge Lane, July 19. Window screen cut on home during burglary attempt, but nothing was found missing at 6675 Green Oak Drive, July 20. Garage window broken during burglary attempt, but nothing was found missing at 3184 Goda Ave., July 20. Window broken on home’s door during burglary attempt, but nothing was found missing at 3180 Goda Ave., July 20. Home’s garage was entered during burglary attempt, but nothing was found missing at 4674 Summit Oak Lane, July 20. Home’s garage entered during burglary attempt, but nothing found missing at 6697 Green Oak Drive, July 21.

Criminal damaging

Tailgate dented on vehicle at 5404 North Bend Road, June 12. Maple syrup poured in vehicle’s gasoline tank causing engine damage at 3760 Lakewood Drive, July 19. Two windows broken on vehicle at 4328 North Bend Road, July 21. Window and several sections of a railing broken on a tree house at 6116 Mernic Drive, July 21.

Criminal mischief

Eggs thrown on vehicle at 3675 Monfort Heights Drive, July 18. Fire extinguisher set off in men’s restroom at Steak N Shake at 3835 Race Road, July 22.

Domestic dispute

Argument between siblings at West Fork Road, July 18. Argument between spouses at Joey Terrace, July 18.

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Argument between former spouses at West Fork Road, July 19. Argument between parent and child at Dovehill Lane, July 21. Argument between live-in partners at Cheviot Road, July 23.

Felonious assault

Suspect intentionally struck victim with a vehicle at 4456 Bridgetown Road, July 19.

Passing bad checks

Check written on account with insufficient funds passed at Guardian Savings Bank at 5901 Colerain Ave., July 19.


Video game system stolen from home at 5903 Northglen Road, July 18. Laptop computer stolen from home at 3844 Virginia Court, July 19. Miscellaneous clothing items stolen from Dollar General at 5795 Cheviot Road, July 19. Wallet and contents stolen from victim at 5156 North Bend Crossing, July 19. Three trees dug up and stolen from home’s back yard at 6675 Green Oak Drive, July 20. Six rose bushes stolen from home’s landscaping beds at 6117 West Fork Road, July 20. Spot light stolen from sign to Lofts of North Bend at 3408 North Bend Road, July 20. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 6746 Southknoll Drive, July 21. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 6475 Glenway Ave., July 21. Two cans of beer stolen from Thornton’s at 6510 Glenway Ave., July 22. Laptop computer and case stolen from vehicle at 5899 Gold Dust, July 22. Three Cincinnati Reds jerseys, two pairs of shoes and one set of oven pots stolen from Kohl’s at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 22. Laptop computer and case stolen from vehicle at 4764 Haven Crest Court, July 8. Money and a lighter stolen from vehicle at 6495 Greenoak, July 8. Ten wooden fence slats stolen and an air conditioner damaged at Green Township Branch Library at 6525 Bridgetown Road, July 8. Batteries stolen from three construction vehicles at 6811 Harrison Ave., July 9. Ten cases of beer stolen from Meijer at 6550 Harrison Ave., July 10. Three pairs of pants stolen from Kohl’s at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 10. Victim’s prescription medicine was picked up from Walgreens without their consent at 5500 Bridgetown Road, July 11. Box of cigars stolen from Shell gas station at 5394 North Bend Road, July 11. Two drills, two chargers and two flashlights stolen from vehicle at 3457 Marcella Drive, July 11. GPS, MP3 player, sunglasses and miscellaneous CDs stolen from vehicle at 3680 Summerdale Lane, July 11. Laser distance measure stolen from Home Depot at 6300 Glenway Ave., July 11. Air conditioning unit stolen from home under construction at 5766 Snyder Road, July 12. Framing nailer, brad nailer, two finish nailers, two drill sets and a jigsaw stolen from vehicle at 6698 Greenoak Drive, July 12. Concrete saw stolen from work site at 6571 Glenway Ave., July 13. Car stereo and amplifier stolen from vehicle at 2949 Bailey Ave., July 13. Several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 4145 Ebenezer Road, July 13. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 5774 Muddy Creek Road, July 14. T-shirt, skateboard deck and a skate rail stolen from Anonymous Skateboard Shop at 5334 Sidney Road, July 14. Purse and contents stolen from one vehicle; money stolen from second vehicle; and money stolen from third vehicle at 6129 Rose

Petal Lane, July 14. Cell phone and charger stolen from one vehicle; and money stolen from a second vehicle at 2746 South Road, July 16. Car stereo/DVD player stolen from vehicle at 2654 South Road, July 16. Bank cards and a check book stolen from vehicle at 7180 Bridgetown Road, July 16. Money, two phone chargers and medicine stolen from vehicle at 2618 South Road, July 16. Money, MP3 player, purse and medicine stolen from vehicle at 2490 Sylmar Court, July 16. Several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 5426 Amanda’s Oak Drive, July 17. Penlight, watch, paperwork, textbook, GPS, radar detector, backpack and stethoscope stolen from one vehicle; and money and sunglasses stolen from a second vehicle at 6846 Kildare Drive, July 17. Car stereo and two subwoofers stolen from vehicle at 6826 Kildare Drive, July 17. Several tools stolen from work vehicle at Hausman Plumbing Inc. at 4151 Race Road, July 17.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Suspect borrowed victim’s vehicle, but failed to return it at Harrison Avenue and Rybolt Road, July 11.


Graffiti spray painted on exterior of restrooms at Blue Rock Park at 3014 Blue Rock Road, July 14.

Vehicular vandalism

Vehicle damaged when struck with eggs while traveling at 2700 Ebenezer Road, July 12. Fender damaged on vehicle when struck with unknown object while traveling at 6239 Cheviot Road, July 15.



Larry Collins, 44, 2508 Rack Court, drug possession, operating vehicle under the influence at North Bend Road, July 11. Jonathan Boyd, 34, 5770 Squirehill Court, carrying concealed weapon, failure to comply at Meredith Drive and Arvin Avenue, July 12. Richard Clemmons, 21, 1909 Fairmount Ave., possession of counterfeit substance, driving under suspension at Hamilton Avenue and Waycross Road, July 13. Bryan Brown, 28, 8258 Renee Court, drug possession at Simpson and Fourth avenues, July 13. Kendell Smith, 25, 8712 Pippin Road, domestic violence at 2100 block of Roosevelt Avenue, July 13. Alexis Gray, 28, 5691 Belmont Ave., falsification, possession of criminal tools at 10948 Hamilton Ave., July 14. Jason Neely, 37, 10893 Birchridge Drive, drug trafficking at 10893 Birchridge Drive, July 14. Cronetta Crawford, 27, 4887 Hawaiian Terrace, falsification at 10948 Hamilton Ave., July 15. Darlissa Scott, 42, 4125 Witler St., falsification at 10800 block of Hamilton Avenue, July 15. Ashley Hummer, 26, 6748 Thompson Road, drug possession at 2400 block of Roosevelt Avenue, July 15. Alonzo Bullocks, 20, 11464 Fremantle Drive, criminal damaging at 8700 block of Desoto Drive, July 15. Kyle Waters, 24, 4966 Race Road, drug possession at Hamilton Avenue and Sevenhills Drive, July 16. Shanise McCloud, 31, 3514 Warsaw Ave., domestic violence at 8600 block of Grenada Drive, July 17. Rolando Brooks, 21, 1046 Thunderbird Drive, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, July 17. Jerry Burton, 24, 13 W. McMicken Ave., domestic violence, theft at 2000 block of Mistyhill Drive, July 17.

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