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Taste of Colerain celebrates 20 years By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

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The dust filters through pale rays of sunshine in the barn at Cohron’s Chestnut Acres in Colerain Township, as campers from McAuley High School’s horse camp trot around the barn floor astride Scarlet, Winter Hawk and Irish Legacy. – SEE STORY, B1

Put 20 candles on the cake and get ready for a Taste of Colerain blowout. The Meijer Taste of Colerain celebrates 20 years, and organizers hope to throw a party worthy of the occasion. Everything quintessential about the taste is in the mix this year: lots of food options, local entertainment and family fun. The Taste will be from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7; 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8; and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. The food fest takes place at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. There is free parking, free shuttle service, free children’s activities, free entertainment and free hourly drawings. Tawanna Moulter, administrative assistant for the Colerain Township Parks and Services Department, says the Taste has a lot of restaurants. Old favorites and newbies have signed up and she says the menu has a lot of variety. “The food selection is excellent this year,” she said. “Really, the menu covers every taste.”

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Taste patrons can enjoy free event parking at the Colerain High School parking lot, 8801 Cheviot Road, the Colerain Middle School parking lot, 4700 Poole Road, and Northgate Mall in front of the former J.C. Penney store. Free shuttles will run continuously between the parking areas and the event site. Handicapped parking will be located at the front lot of the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, adjacent to the event site, at 4300 Springdale Road. Workers will be on hand to give additional assistance as needed.

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Great weather meant great crowds for last year’s Taste of Colerain. This year’s food fest is Aug. 7-9 at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. In addition to food and beverages, there is also a charity auction thanks to local auctioneer Chester Dowers that runs throughout the Taste of Colerain. To celebrate the anniversary, the carnival rides aren’t just for kids this year. Kissel Brothers will bring big rides and kiddie rides and games. There will also be pony rides and the free children's activities in the Children's Tasteland include face painting, crafts, temporary tattoos and games. A variety of local bands will provide entertainment. On Friday, groove to the wacky Cajun voodoo of Robin Lacey and DeZydeco as they take the stage from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

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On Saturday, the Marine Corp. Band warms up the venue with classic rock from 4 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the Rusty Griswolds from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Sunday, acoustic guitar will start the day with Jim Gegner performs from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by Wayward Son from 6 to 9 p.m. Trustee Jeff Ritter, who acts as the board’s liaison with the summer events committee that plans Taste and the Fourth of July Spectacular, said the committee has done its work well. “I am hopeful the weather will be as good as it was last year,” he said. “Everything is in place, and we have the Rusty Griswolds headlining on Saturday, so it should be a great event.”

White Oak resident Darren Flynn said residents against Mercy Health Partners’ plans for a Monfort Heights hospital and medical office will continue their fight. After reviewing a concept plan presented by Anchor Properties at their meeting Monday, July 27, the Green Township Trustees voted unanimously to recommend the county approve a zone change on the proposed site’s 70 acres to planned office. The site is off North Bend and Boomer roads near Interstate 74. “We’re very disappointed in the fact the trustees have dismissed the voice of nearly 1,300 township constituents,” said Flynn, referring to the residents who signed the opposition group’s petition against the hospital. “But we haven’t given up.” He said members of the Concerned Citizens in Opposition to the Proposed Mercy Hospital Site plan to attend the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission’s meeting when the commission reviews the zoning case at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the county administration building. The concept plan for the $200

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Flynn Linnenberg million hospital development included a cluster of medical offices on the western portion of the site, a two-acre buffer between the offices and St. Ignatius, 100 to 450 feet of buffering along most of the site’s southern border and an up to sixstory hospital on the eastern edge of the property. The section of Boomer Road adjacent to St. Ignatius would be rerouted south and west, and become a hospital access road. The old road would then become a private drive for St. Ignatius. Improvements already planned for North Bend Road, and improvements planned by Mercy, would improve traffic flow. Trustee David Linnenberg said he read every name on the petition submitted by the opposition group, as well as every page of the 32page report opposition organizer Mark Broering Sr. turned in expressing his concerns. “I’ve learned a lot about this

Bryan Snyder, development services administrator for the Hamilton County Planning and Zoning Department, said there are three more hearings scheduled for Mercy Health Partners’ request for a zoning amendment. The Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission will review the case Thursday, Aug. 6, and then make a recommendation to the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission whether to approve or deny the request. The rural zoning commission will review the issue at a meeting Thursday, Aug. 20. “The point of the regional planning commission’s review of the case is to compare the zone change request to any adopted land use plans in the county, which in this case would be the Green Township Land Use Plan,” Snyder said. Based on the concept plan and testimony heard at the Aug. 6 meeting, he said the planning commission will make a recommendation to the zoning commission whether a zone change is appropriate. He said after the rural zoning commission takes a stance on the issue, a public hearing before the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners will be scheduled. The board of county commissioners has the final say in whether to approve or deny the zone change to allow the development. Snyder said the earliest the county commissioners would hear the case is the third week of September. issue,” Linnenberg said, addressing Broering and the opposition. “I am a supporter of this plan, but trust me your input has made dramatic changes.” Linnenberg said the relocation of Boomer Road and the two-acre buffer between the development and St. Ignatius were not in the original plan. He said a second entrance to Kleeman Road was also eliminated from the original plan because of concerns raised by the opposition. “We listen and that’s why a lot

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of this is different than the original plan,” he said. “In the future we are going to want to hear your input and we are going to want to make some changes. This is not the final plan.” Flynn said the opposition group still intends to place a referendum issue on the ballot if the proposal is ultimately approved by the county. “Let’s allow the voters decide if something of this magnitude should be built here,” he said. Cincinnati News Service contributed to this story

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Rumpke sells compost farm to park district By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com The Rumpke Consolidated Companies has sold its former NPK Compost Farm on East Miami River Road to the Hamilton County Park District. The Hamilton County Park District completed the purchase of the 184-acre parcel July 30. It includes a connection to the park district's existing Oak Glen Nature Preserve on East Miami River Road. Rumpke communication

manager Amanda Pratt said the composting facility moved its operations to the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill on Struble Road in 2005. The total cost for the purchase was $1.1 million. The park district is receiving a Clean Ohio Conservation Program grant of $917,751 which also includes funds to begin a habitat restoration project on the heavily forested hillside tract. Hamilton County parks district spokeswoman Joy Landry said the property acquisition was especially

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The total cost for the purchase was $1.1 million. exciting for the parks district because it is adjacent to the Oak Glen property. “It gives us a nice continuity there,� she said. In a press release, Hamilton County Parks District Planning Director Ross Hamre said park commissioners place a strong emphasis on seeking appropriate greenspace purchases as part of the district’s commitment to Hamilton County residents. “This is a significant land acquisition and we're grateful to our corporate partner Rumpke,� he said. Landry said the park district has enjoyed a “green� collaborative with Rumpke for several years, working together to preserve a total of 361 acres.

“We have had a nice relationship as far as property acquisition is concerned,� she said. In April of 2004, Rumpke contributed $306,000 that helped the park district acquire 136 acres, another Clean Ohio Fund purchase. In May of 2004, Rumpke donated 41 acres to the park district. Landry said the total greenspace preserved and protected by the Hamilton County Park District is 16,248 acres. “The agreement is winwin for Rumpke, the park district and the community as a whole. Most importantly, through this partnership Rumpke and the Park District have secured more greenspace in our hometown community,� Pratt said. “We are proud to join forces with the Park District once again to ensure preservation and park lands for Colerain Township and Hamilton County.�

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By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com Good People Doing Good Things. The motto of the GoodTimers Foundation tells you this is more than a group of people looking for fun. They like fun. In fact, the group started to support a Sunday football team. The group built, owned and maintained a softball/soccer complex called GoodTimers Grove – now Riverfront West – in Miamitown. But since the Sept. 11 attack in 2001, the group has raised almost a quarter of a million dollars for local police and community organizations and causes through poker runs and other events. In November, GoodTimers presented the Colerain Township Citizens Police Academy with a $2,000 donation. Colerain Township Police Chief Dan Meloy said the group has been generous, donating to the department since 2002. Last year, GoodTimers added the Freedom Flight organization to its beneficiaries. This group organizes flights and visits to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. The annual Freedom Ride sponsored by the GoodTimers is set for Sunday, Aug. 16. Organizers hope about 300 riders will participate.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride leaves at 11 a.m. from the Gailey VFW Hall, 8326 Brownsway Lane. Tom Scherz, Colerain Township, has been part of the group since the 1960s. He says there will be coffee and breakfast sandwiches available for early birds and there will be Sunday Morning Blues with Sonny Moorman. The ride travels back roads from the Gailey VFW to a VFW Hall in Trenton and back to Gailey. Scherz said motorcycle officers from Hamilton County, Colerain Township and Mount Healthy help plan the event. “We are concerned about safety,� he said. When the riders return to the Gailey VFW hall, there will be prizes for the best poker hand and live music from Bob Cushing, Dangerous Jim and the Slims, and Crash Landing. The party will also include food, beer, door prizes and entertainment. The cost is $15 for one rider and $5 for a passenger. If you just want to party, admission is $5. Scherz says the event is rain or shine. If it rains, the party moves indoors, he said. For more information and directions, visit www.goodtimersfreedomride.com.

Blood drive honors fallen firefighter The Delhi Township fire station at 697 Neeb Road will serve as the location for the second annual Brian Schira Memorial Blood Drive sponsored by the Delhi Civic Association from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. Saturday, Aug. 8. Giving the gift of life is not only a fitting tribute to Delhi and Colerain township Firefighter Schira, who lost his life in the line of duty, but also an excellent opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. You must be at least 17 years old, in good health weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate blood. It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty

of water or non-caffeinated fluids within four hours before donating. There are also several benefits of being a blood donor. Each donor is given a miniphysical examination including a check of the donor’s heart rate, blood pressure, pulse, iron levels and temperature. A nonfasting, total serum cholesterol level screening test is also performed. Donating blood is safe and easy. The entire donation process, including registration, examinations, blood draw, and a snack of juice and cookies is simple, efficient and lasts about 45 minutes.

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Judge closes Club Octane until further notice By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

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of relief over a ruling by Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Beth A. Myers. At a hearing Tuesday, July 28, Myers granted the town-

ship a permanent injunction against Club Octane, a teen club on Colerain Avenue that has been a magnet for police runs since it opened in April.

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submit a teen club permit application and comply with the ordinance, the trustees authorized township law director Frank Hyle to request an injunction against the club. Myers granted a temporary restraining order on July 16, ordering the club to close for 14 days. The judge’s ruling on July 28 closes Club Octane until further notice. Trustee Chairwoman Tracy Winkler said home rule gave the township the opportunity to have a say in how the club operated, and

because the business did not adhere to the teen club ordinance, the township pursued the permanent injunction closing the club. “I hope the residents realize we acted as quickly as we possibly could,� she said. “We are watching out for you.� A phone message left for the club’s owner seeking comment was not returned. Vetter said incidents at the club ranged from disorderly conduct and assault to reports of sexual assault and gun shots fired.

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“We’re relieved,� said Green Township Police Lt. James Vetter. “We had quite a few problems up there. The problems were escalating each weekend the club was open and we thought it was just a matter of time before someone was seriously hurt.� Green Township Trustees adopted a resolution in June creating a teen club permit and licensing process in response to troubles at the club, 5915 Colerain Ave. When the club’s owner, Aaron Gray, failed twice to

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Bond was set at $55,000 for a Colerain Township father arrested and charged July 27 with driving drunk and crashing his car, injuring his 2-year-old son. Brandon C. Henry, 28, of Colerain Township, was charged with aggravated vehicular assault, child endangering and driving with a suspended license. His son underwent surgery for a lacerated liver at

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, authorities wrote in court records. The toddler, who was not strapped into a car seat as required by law, was injured when his father lost control of a 2007 Honda Civic in the 9200 block of Pippin Road, court records show. The Honda hit the right side of a Pontiac Grand Am traveling northbound on Pippin Road.

When Henry was taken to University Hospital after the crash, he refused to take a blood test to measure his intoxication level, records state. Henry was arraigned July 29, and 10 percent of the bond was posted. The report of the Hamilton County Grand Jury on this case is schedu led for Friday, Aug. 7.

     


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Nine volunteers spent four hours painting a colorful United States map at Monfort Heights Elementary during Cincinnati Bell’s Day in the Community. Pictured from left to right are Cincinnati Bell employees Steve Smith, Stacie Dirr, Emily Gutfreund and Fred Hunt, president of the Northwest Local School District Board of Education.

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Jaylin Stephens, Hannah Hayden and Brittany Acree, all ninth-graders at Colerain High School, sit in front of the shell of the extended office under construction at the high school. Visitors to the building will enter into the extended office area, rather than having access to the full lobby of the building.

Schools finishing summer projects By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com For students, August means new shoes and bookbags and a scramble to wring the last drops of vacation from the summer. For school districts, it means a scramble to put the finishing touches on a summer of refurbishing, renovations and repairs as they get ready to welcome students back to the buildings. Daniel Lawler, interim administrator of business services for the Northwest Local School District, says it has been a busy and productive summer. The district has spent almost $594,000 this summer, fixing

roofs, blacktopping parking lots and making a number of renovations and repairs. Blacktop work was completed at Colerain and Northwest high schools in the student lots, and at Pleasant Run and Colerain middle schools. The district also replaced concrete stairs between the lower and upper lots in the front of the building at Colerain High. Roof work was done at Monfort Heights Elementary to fix a drainage problem, and sections of the roof were replaced at Pleasant Run Middle and Northwest High. Colerain High School’s entry way got a makeover, as well. Lawler said the district replaced the front door, which were original

to the building. The front office has been moved, so visitors enter the office, not the lobby. “It improves security in the building,” Lawler said. Other projects this summer included a restroom renovation to the first floor rear hall restrooms and painting in almost every building. Superintendent Rick Glatfelter said the district is trying to focus projects on buildings that are set for renovation under its facilities plan for the Ohio Schools Facility Commission, so the district could possibly receive partial reimbursement from the state at a later time.

COLLEGE CORNER Graduates

The following students have graduated from the University of Cincinnati: Darie Adams, master of social work; Diana Adams, bachelor of arts; Alex Aielli, bachelor of arts; Naomi Anderson, master of social work; Annette Angilecchia, bachelor of science in education; Sri Atluru, master of science; Antennie Auld, bachelor of science in nursing; Nicole Ausmer, doctor of philosophy; Jillian Backscheider, bachelor of science; Sarah Baker, doctor of medicine; Taylor Barker, master of science; Katherine Barnes, bachelor of arts; Kenitra Battle, bachelor of science in chemical engineering; Ashley Bays, associate of applied science; Daniel Becker, bachelor of science in design; Kristy Bernhardt, associate of applied science; Russell Best, bachelor of urban planning; Scott Biehl, bachelor of science in aerospace engineering; Mary Birkofer, bachelor of arts; Charles Boehm, bachelor of business administration; Andrew Boeing, associate of arts; Amanda Bogenschutz, bachelor of science in education; Jacquelyn Bollmer, bachelor of science in design; Sara Bonert, bachelor of science in design; Maurice Bowden, bachelor of science in education; Jeffrey Brown, post-baccalaureate certificate; Laura Broxterman, doctor of medicine; Matthew Budke, bachelor of science; Kathryn Bunthoff, doctor of philosophy; Scott Burke, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering technology; William Burwinkel, bachelor of science in construction management; Emily Busam, doctor of pharmacy; Amanda Campbell, associate of arts; Nhat Cao, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering; Garrison Carr, bachelor of arts; Amanda Casada, bachelor of science in nursing;

Edward Case, master of arts; Stacey Cass, master of education; Stephanie Celek, associate of applied business; Zachary Chaney, bachelor of business administration; Melissa Cirillo, associate of arts; TaRonda Clark, doctor of audiology; Brittanie Clements, bachelor of arts; Daniel Clifton, bachelor of science in design; Natalie Clines, bachelor of science; Audrey Coaston-shelton, doctor of philosophy; Stephanni Cohen, master of science; Jessica Coke, master of social work; Jason Combs, associate of applied science; Jeremy Conley, juris doctor; Tamara Copeland, bachelor of science; Megan Cordray, associate of arts; Patricia Cornelius, master of education; Rachel Cosmik, bachelor of science in nursing; Robert Cost, bachelor of science; Kevin Craig, undergraduate certificate; Brian Criswell, bachelor of science; Andrew Cross, bachelor of science in construction management; Brian Crowley, associate of applied science; Steven Cryder, bachelor of science; Kellee Culver, bachelor of science in nursing; Krista Dangelo, master of science; Julia Davenport, bachelor of arts; Darimelle Davis, bachelor of science; Christopher Day, bachelor of arts; Nicholas Depperman, bachelor of science in architectural engineering technology; Jennifer DeZarn, bachelor of science in education; Donald Dickinson, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering; James Dietrich, bachelor of science; Andrew DiGiorgio, bachelor of business administration; Joseph Disser, bachelor of science in nursing; Kyle Dragan, bachelor of business administration; Richard Dunn, bachelor of science in education; Travis Dunning-Hamblin, bachelor of arts; Joann Edwards, bachelor of business administration;

Christina Ellert, associate of applied science; Rebecca Engel, bachelor of science in education; Eyyup Esen, master of arts; Kenton Estill, associate of applied science; Harvey Eubanks, associate of arts; Ian Evans, bachelor of business administration; Ryan Eve, bachelor of business administration; Nicholas Evers, bachelor of arts; Kyle Falhaber, master of science; Peter Farwick, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering technology; Amanda Fee, bachelor of science in education; Ashley Ficker, bachelor of science; Daniel Findley, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering technology; Jessica Fischer, bachelor of science in education; Patrick Fluegeman, bachelor of business administration; Sarah Foster, bachelor of science in education; Danielle Frink, bachelor of arts; Kathryn Fulks, doctor of pharmacy; Monica Fussinger, bachelor of arts; Katie Garber, bachelor of science in design; Matthew Gauck, doctor of pharmacy; Leslie Gerhardstein, bachelor of science in design; Harald Gibson, master of social work; Lindsey Giesting, bachelor of science in education; Kathryn Gilmore, bachelor of arts; Emmett Gladden, master of science; Jena Griffith, bachelor of science; Michelle Groves, doctor of medicine; Lisa Gruber, bachelor of science in education; Kathleen Gummere, bachelor of science in health sciences; Jessica Hagen, bachelor of science in education; Sharne Hairston, bachelor of science; Trisha Halderman, associate of applied science; Andrew Hall, undergraduate certificate; Kimberly Hampton, associate of applied science; Alex Handley, bachelor of science in aerospace engineering.

McAuley High School

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

Freshmen

First honors: Kristin Alverson, Stephanie Ambach, Katarina Anhofer, Gabrielle Bolin, Cayla Brakers, Stephanie Dailey, Kelsey Gibboney, Sara Krueger, Sarah Kuhn, Shannon O’Connell, Kayla Orso, Abby Osborne, Kelly O’Shaughnessy, Danielle Pfeifer, Laney Pierani, Sarah Pierce, Haley Poli, Samantha Rack, Danielle Ripperger, Cassidy Sanders, Leah Schmidt, Alaina, Silber, Jessica Skitt, Marie Stevenot, Jenna Taylor, Abigail Thiemann, Karlie Torok, Cara Vordenberge, Erika Wagner, Rebekah West, Zoe Widmer, Amani Williams, Megan Williams, Sarah Workman and Dorsey Ziller. Second honors: Julie Arnold, Emily Bates, Emily Brandt, Sarah Brandt, Megan Brenner, T. Mackenzie Bryant, Sarah Buescher, Courtney Campbell, Jordan Chard, Rachel Clark, Kristen Conley, Hailey Deyhle, Nicole Emig, Jennifer Fern, Abigail Forry, Rachel Frank, Emily Goddard, Olivia Grieszmer, Ellana Hagedorn, Lisa Hellkamp, Erin Hennard, Kelsey Heusmann, Kaitlyn Holley, Jessica Homer, Maria Houser, Molly Huey, Jessica Kerr, Elizabeth Kibler, Abigail Krabacher, Christine Kristof, Kira Liggins, Cassandra Lindeman, Abagail Lucas,Rachel Lusheck, Sara Masur, Julie McKendry, Allison Miller, Meghan Nauman, Alexis Obach, Caitlin O’Connell, Clarissa Otis, Bailey Pearce, Molly Pierani, Sandy Rapien, Amber Raterman, Samantha Reid, Sarah Rocklin, Emilee Rumke, Brooke Sabatelli, Melissa Scherpenberg, Katie Solzsmon, Sidney Stacy, Rebecca Stansell, Abigail Tanner, Cara Unger, Johannah Ungruhe, Malia Wenning and Marianna Wolf.

Sophomores

First honors: Kelli Baum, Erin Bepler, Erin Bergmann, Jayme Bittner, Meredith Bodkin, Alexa Bolin, Allison Bollin, Cassandra Brakers, Elizabeth Brock, Mary Broering, Elizabeth Ceddia, El-Asa Crawford, Bridget Crowley, Lindsey Decher, Elizabeth Doyle, Mary Findley, Susan Findley, Alyssa Finke, Kathryn Flanigan, Colleen Flynn, Kaitlyn Gerrety, Elise Hargis, Megan Heckmann, Anna Herrmann, Malia Hess, Krista Issler, Emily Jester, Ashley Johns, Leslie Lohbeck, Maria Lupp, Chelsey Maag, Jordanne Mitchell, Elizabeth Morris, Molly Murrison, Ashley Musick, Kelley Namaky, Carley Powell, Amanda Rapien, Jennifer Rosenacker, Laura Rothan, Madison Sabatelli, Allison Sander, Lauren Schneider, Claire Speirs, Tayler Thress, Julia Timme, Katherine Wernke, Kayla Wilmes, Emily York and Rachel Young. Second honors: Nicole Ashcraft, Jennifer Beck, Lydia Black, Emily Blessing, Danielle, Browning, Jennifer Burgoyne, Kerry Caddell, Kimberly Calder, Delaney Campbell, Christine Conway, Emily Cramer, Brianna Doxsey, Abigail Engel, Nina Frondorf, Kathryn Geckle, Morgan Gelhausen, Rebecca Giuliano, Nora Goetzman, Aimee Green, Sarah Haverkos, Andrea Heckle, Nicole Helmers, Grace Hoesl, Rebecca Jones, Justine Junker, Emily Kacner, Sarah Kaehler, Samantha Kent, Sarah Kist, Katlyn Klare, Brittani Kohls, Jamie Kolb, Melissa Kolb, Jessica Larkin, Kim Le, Elizabeth Loxterkamp, Shannon Makin, Sarah Maraan, Hilary Massengale, Megan McPhillips, Kelsey Michel, Samantha Morrissey, Catherine Murray, Shawn O’Brien, Melissa Quinlan, Amanda Rauf, Alysha Reed, Caitlin Roberts, Rachel Scheper, Michelle Schmidt, Nicole Schmidt, Kaitlyn Schwettmann, Megan Sparks, Rebecca Stock, Morgan Tenkman, Lindsey Totten, Lindsey Trischler, Ellen Verkley, Kaylyn Von Korff, Mallory Waters, Brittany Wyatt, Kathryn Yoder, Alexandra Zimmer, Melanie Zinser and Kaitlyn Zoz.

Juniors

First honors: Olivia Anhofer, Katherine Anneken, Christine Baarendse, Patricia, Baginski, Katrina Baker, Anna Ball, Jaime Beck, Laura Beck, Allison Bergmann, Alexandra Bowman, Lauren Brookes, Fiona Burzynski, Brittany Campbell, Kelsey Copes, Julie DePauw, Cynthia Dickman, Gabrielle Doerger, Alexandra Duell, Michelle Hausman, Elizabeth Helpling, Lauren Hillner, Pauline Holthaus, Ashley Jansen, Hyun Jun, Catherine Junker, Grace Junker, Jessica Kahny, Kirsten Kipp, Lauren Krabacher, Caitlin Kramer, Jillian Leedy, Kathryn Markus, Kelly McDonald, Maria Meyer, Tracy Minich, Rebecca Moore, Jessica Morgan, Abigail Packer, Taylor Parr, Brittany Raterman, Ann Marie Roth, Kelly Schmidt, Kelly Schmidt, Rebecca Schmidt, Emily Schoenlaub, Amanda Schultz, Lauren Schultz, Olivia Sillies, Allison Smith, Olivia Thiemann, J. Abigail Vehr, Stephanie Ventura, Paula Vogelpohl, Jennifer Voit, Alexandra Waldman, Chelsea Wells, Sarah Weyer, Megan Whitacre and Maura Winters. Second honors: Dana Adams, Anna Marie Albanese, Tess Alexander, Alexis Barnhart, Stephanie Bates, Juliana Bergen, Jamie Berling, Anna Betsch, Stephanie Billinghurst, Toni Brandenburg, Samantha Burress, Maria Camara, Megan Casada, Hayley Cole, Jamie Coogan, Alexandria Crawford, Catherine Dannhausen, Danielle Doerger, Nicole Epure, Kelsey Farrell, Madison Frey, Ashley Gabriel, Emily Geiger, Elizabeth Gerbus, Lauren Glines, Alexis Hendy, Madeline Herbert, Kate Hill, Jenna Igel, Emma, Isaacs, Sarah Johansing, Danielle Kelsey, Rebecca Lamping, Rebecca Lawson, Brittany Luipold, Megan McKinley, Chelsea Myers, Kortney Pifher, Cynthia Pyle, Allison Rack, Nicole Rasche, Cailin Reilly, Rebecca Reis, Emily Rieger, Faith Rinklin, Allison Rothert, Mackenzie Sanders, Molly Schlotman, Lauren Schmitt, Makenzie Shanks, Katherine Shuter, Kathryn Thatcher, Lundyn Thompson, Jacquelyn Toberman, Michelle Watson, Elizabeth Wiebell, Abagayle Witzgall, Kelsey Witzgall, Erin Wood, Andrea Yates and Brittany Zins.

Seniors

First honors: Kristy Albrinck, Elizabeth Ashley, Lisa Beyer, Michelle Burke, Alissa Cost, Jenna Cost, Kari Deters, Sarah Disser, Emily Dittgen, Carrie Ertel, Elizabeth Eveleigh, Amanda Fette, Theresa Hennard, Kelly Herth, Lindsay Hogue, Elizabeth Huff, Danielle Kirk, Sarah Knollman, Robin Koehlke, Amanda Koenig, Julie Krechting, Laura Krueger, Erin Leahy, Sarah Lohbeck, Rebecca Lynch, Hannah Martin, Lauren Meister, Amanda Menke, Laura Neeb, Katlyn Niehaus, Abbigail Pille, Alison Price, Allyssa Price, Lindsay Reder, Carly Rothan, Maria Rothan, Ann Marie Ruhe, Alexandra Sampson, Emily Schuster, Juliann Schwieter, Kelsi Silber, Katie Ulm, Megan Walden, Kelly Wilder, Kimberly Winterhalter, Michelle Yung and Melissa Zapf. Second honors: Emily Beiting, Grace Bergmann, Coray Bernecker, Kaitlyn Blanck, Jillian Brinkman, Maria Broerman, Erin Burwinkel, Laura Carter, Bethany Cianciolo, Erica Corcoran, Devon Delaet, Jordan Dorr, Emily Duncan, Alicia Gallina, Erica Gehring, Kathleen Gibboney, Sarah Grothjan, Mary Hautman, Kelley Hooven, Kayla Justice, Leslie Kluener, Jennifer Lucas, Kristine Meiners, Celia Michel, Shannon Miranda, Katherine Morrissey, Kasey Nease, Heather Nimeskern, Erica O’Connell, Nicole Partin, Rebecca Ratterman, Maria Reece, Kelly Roden, Jessica Rogers, Maria Rosiello, Molly Rumpke, Elyse Runkel, Rachel Schmetzer, Leanna Schmitt, Cassandra Schutte, Meaghan Tegge, Abbey Totten, Jessica Tucker, Regina Villaver, Allison Volski, Anna Walter, Anna Wanstrath, Jessica Weber, Ashley Wellman, Carolyn Wurzelbacher and Jessica Ziegler.


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Scouts earn Bronze award In the Olympics, a bronze medal may signify third place, but for Junior Girl Scouts, it is the highest honor.

Two Colerain Middle School students, Allison Cooper and Katrice Williams, seventh-graders in the fall, worked hard and earned that high honor. Cooper has been a Girl

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Hannah Mossman didn’t lose her training wheels until she was 7. Now she is making up for lost time. “As soon as I took the training wheels off, she could ride so well,” said Jerry, Mossman’s father. “She was always a natural on a bike.” Now 14, Mossman, who will be a freshman at Northwest High School, has accrued a host of accolades as a competitive cyclist. She finished second in the 1314 age group at the Cyclocross National Championships in Kansas City in 2007, she won a state title in the 13-14 division in 2008 and 2009, and she finished fifth in a 40-mile race in the women’s division this past year at state, which is held in Miamisburg. In late July, she placed fourth at the U.S. Nationals in Bent, Ore. “The neatest thing for me is to

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Hannah Mossman, who will be a freshman at Northwest High School, is a competitive cyclist. She has won two state titles and has participated in several national events. see her mental toughness at the end of races,” said Jerry, who coaches his daughter. “She stays

tucked in and behind (other riders) until it’s time (to make a move). She’s developed an understanding of the sport and uses more strategy. I’ve really seen her grow up and get stronger.” A member of Project Velo Racing, Mossman enjoys the competitive outlet that cycling offers. “You have to plan for the entire race,” she said. “You always have to be ready for someone to attack.” Mossman, who credits her teammates for pushing her to excel – specifically Michelle Morris – hopes to run cross country and play volleyball for the Knights. “I’m so proud of Hannah’s accomplishments,” said Sandy, Mossman’s mother. “From the time she was very young, (Jerry and I) knew she had great potential as an athlete. She’s very fortunate to be surrounded by outstanding coaches at school, club volleyball and Project Velo racing.” Sandy, who taught Mossman

Hannah Mossman of Northwest High School is a competitive cyclist. to cycle, praised Jerry for his dedication to his daughter. “(He) needs to be credited,” she said, “for all the hours he spends trailing behind her on 30mile practice routes, fine-tuning her bikes and making sure she has everything she needs to be successful.”

Wanninger, Reynolds forge bond By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

Ashley Wanninger and Kathryn Reynolds aren’t in the same grade, don’t go to the same school and don’t even play in the same conference. But they’re still teammates. Wanninger, who will be a senior at Colerain, and Reynolds, who will be a junior at Mount Notre Dame, are spending their second summer together as members of the Cincinnati’s Finest Lady Ballers, one of the premier club basketball teams in the area. “We both went to the same MND camp when we were younger, and we’ve been good friends since last year,” Wanninger said. The similarities between the two players are striking. Both are deadly accurate long-distance shooters, and both bring leadership and a winning attitude to the table. “We’re practically the same person out there,” Wanninger joked. Despite the parallels in playing style, Wanninger and Reynolds haven’t clashed; they respect one another and relish the opportunity to play on the same team. “That’s probably my favorite time – when we get to play together,” Reynolds said. “You’re not going to find a better kid with more class than Ashley.” Interestingly enough, Wanninger, who averaged a team-high 15.7 points for the Car-

dinals last year, strongly considering attending MND when she was an eighth-grader at St. James in White Oak. Her role model growing up was Mel Thomas, who was an All-American at MND and played for Geno Auriemma at Connecticut. “I wanted to follow in her footsteps,” Wanninger said. But in the end, she chose the Cardinals over the Cougars. “I give her a hard time sometimes,” Reynolds said, laughing. “But I’m happy we get to play together in the summer. I know she loves Colerain.” As members of Cincinnati’s Finest, Wanninger and Reynolds have traveled throughout the country – from Chicago to Washington, D.C., to Murfreesboro, Tenn. – and have faced some of the top players in the Midwest and beyond. Earlier this year, they won a local tournament at Lakota West. “It’s much more competitive than the high school season,” Wanninger said. “The coaches push me a lot harder than last year, especially since they know I’m playing at the next level.” Wanninger has verbally committed to Xavier. “I wasn’t even considering XU, and then I went to the campus and was blown away,” she said. “It’s a small school with a big personality.” Of course, CF prepares its players for bas-

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The Fourth Annual Tom Roebel Memorial Bowl-A-Thon will take place at Colerain Bowl Saturday, Aug. 8. The event, which will start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m., will feature glow bowling,

LaRosa’s pizza, soft drinks, music and door prizes. It costs $20 per person. Roebel taught health and physical education at Roger Bacon High School and served as the school’s blood drive coordinator until his untimely death in 2006. He was 48. Roebel, who coached the Spartans’ bowling

While cycling is not an official sport of the OHSAA, Mossman plans to continue cycling throughout high school and beyond. Her goal is to perform at the world nationals. “I train for volleyball almost every day,” she said. “But I’m on a bike as much as possible.”

SIDELINES Fall soccer sign-ups

Fall soccer at the Olympian Club is looking for boys and girls ages 4-7 and ages 12-15 to join teams. Prices between $30 and $45. Call Kim Hacker 245-0935.

Mustangs wanted

Cincinnati Mustangs of the Southwest Ohio League will have baseball tryouts at the Northside Knights of Columbus fields, 3144 Blue Rock Road in Colerain Township. Tryouts on Saturday, Aug. 8, will be for 13U from 10 a.m. to noon For players for 18U team, call to schedule a tryout. E-mail player information and questions to coachjd@cincirr.com.

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Colerain High School senior Ashley Wanninger, who has verbally committed to play basketball at Xavier University, is enjoying her second year as a member of Cincinnati’s Finest. ketball after high school, as well; more than 20 CF alumni have received scholarships to play collegiate basketball in the last two years. “The competition is what college will be like, and they’re getting you ready for that,” Wanninger said. “It’s hard work.”

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and freshman football teams, was known for his congenial personality. The bowl-a-thon will benefit the Roger Bacon bowling program. In 2006, the Hoxworth Blood Center started the Tom Roebel Award for Excellence, which is given annually to a high school for its commitment to blood drives.

Cincinnati Bulldogs 17U baseball team (SWOL-National League) will have 2010 tryouts 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, and Sunday, Aug. 16, at Heritage Park, 11405 E. Miami River Road, Colerain Township. Individual tryouts are also possible. Team seeks players who are committed to varsity-level baseball competition with their school teams as well as with the Bulldogs. Pitchers are especially welcome. Players must not turn 18 years old before May 1, 2009. Contact coach Steve Depoe at 708-8939 or depoesp@email.uc.edu. • The Panel Barn Lumberkings baseball team will conduct tryouts for its U17/18 team for the 2010 seasons, from noon to 2 p.m., Aug. 8 and 9 and Aug. 15 and 16, at Panel Barn Field. Call Hawk or 515-2173. • The Cincinnati Sharks baseball organization is preparing to conduct player evaluations for the multiple age groups for the 2009 season. The Sharks are recognized as a Program of Excellence and have teams in most age groups in the National and American divisions of the SWOL. Coaches are looking for a few high skill and character players with a passion for the game for the 2010 season. The organization has an emphasis on developing players for long-term success. Call 623-4171 for U16, AND 256-7265 for U13. • The 2010 Cincy Flames 8U select baseball tryouts are scheduled for 4:30-6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15; and 6-7:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23. Both tryouts will be at Southwest Ohio Baseball Academy & Training, 9230 Port Union Rialto Road, West Chester. Contact Brian Giesting, 535-1648. Players can’t turn 9 before May 1, 2010.

Cincy’s top softball teams face off at Rumpke By Mark Chalifoux mchalifoux@communitypress.com

Rain hampered the start of the 57th annual Cincinnati Metro Softball Tournament but even that won’t slow what has grown into one of the biggest events of its kind in the nation. “They make it work,” said Jonathan Kissell, Rumpke’s senior communication coordinator. The Met is played mainly at Rumpke Park in Crosby Township, with finals concluding Wednesday,

Aug. 12. “With so many teams it takes a lot of coordination to put it together. To make it happen with so many teams involved seems overwhelming but it’s impressive how well a tournament of this size can run.” Kissell said the grounds crew can be found at the park late into the night and that games are played most weeknights until midnight and later if there are weather delays.

There are 261 teams in the Met this year, down 10 teams from 2008. Kissell said they were expecting fewer teams due to the economy but was happy with the number of teams. “It’s just a huge event to a lot of people. Teams prepare all season for this event. To find out who the best of the best is and be declared a city champ. Teams take a lot of pride in it,” he said. The Met is one of the biggest tournaments of its kind in the

nation. Only local, league-sanctioned teams were allowed to qualify for entry. Players cannot form teams just to play in the tournament. One key to the tournament’s continued success, Kissell said, is the tradition. “It’s been around so long, a lot of players playing today probably watched their parents and grandparents play in the Metro,” he said. “We play sports in grade school and high school and it’s a

chance to relive those days as an adult. Players still take pride in being a champion.” Kissell, who grew up in the area and went to high school at La Salle, said the Met is popular even among spectators. “It’s only $3 for admission and kids under 12 and adults over 65 get in free. You can grab an ear of corn and a burger and watch a bunch of softball games from the sundeck. For two weeks, it’s a great place to be,” he said.


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Officer avoids shooting suspect Colerain PTA sponsors dress sale ran out the side door and headed a l m o s t directly at the 34-yearold officer. A parked Hubbard vehicle separated the two men. The man ducked in front of it to hide. Hubbard, who was standing by his cruiser, walked up on the left side until the gunman came into view. Hubbard ordered him to drop his gun. The suspect stood up. He put one hand in the air while still aiming the pistol at the officer, his finger remaining on the trigger. “Drop it, drop it, drop it!” the officer ordered. The two men stood 25 feet apart. Already exposed, Hubbard said he moved away from his cruiser, gun still

drawn on the suspect, in an attempt to end the standoff. “At that point, he started walking toward me in an aggressive manner, still holding his hand in the air,” Hubbard recalled. “He closed the distance to less than 10 feet. At that point, I felt like my life was pretty much at risk, so I made the decision to deploy deadly force. I began squeezing the trigger.” That’s when the suspect gave up. The officer was able to keep his gun from firing. “I caught the hammer with my thumb and put the gun back into its safety position,” Hubbard said. “It was really close.” The suspect, identified by police as Leonard Ballard, 50, of Colerain Township, was taken into custody. He faces one count of aggravated robbery and five counts of kidnapping, said Colerain Township Public Information Officer Andrew Demeropolis,

By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com The Colerain High School PTA has planned an event that makes money for the organization and makes money for you. And to further sweeten the pot, your teen might pick up a dress at a discount for her homecoming event. The PTA is sponsoring a formal dress consignment sale, with the opportunity to buy or sell dresses. There will four dates when the PTA will sponsor a shop to let you purchase homecoming dresses at a discount. The sale will be: • Friday, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon; • Monday, Aug. 24, from noon to 3 p.m. when students in grades 10-12 pick up schedules and have their pictures taken; • Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at freshman orientation and • Wednesday, Sept. 2,

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ing coverage for abortions. Voting to conJoanne tinue funding Kemmerer Planned ParentCommunity hood because it provides health Press guest care services for columnist poor women is an old canard. American taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood frees up money for promoting and providing abortions which otherwise would be needed for operational costs. There are many federally funded clinics providing health services like cancer screenings that promote abstinence, but do not do abortion. Prominent black leaders attending the 2008 NAACP convention in Cincinnati held a press conference which I attended. They included Alveda King, a niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King, who opposed abortion. Last year, UCLA pro-life students hired actors to call Planned Parenthood offices posing as donors. Outside the convention center, the crowd listened to the recording of the “donor” asking if his money could be directed to aborting black babies, and Planned Parenthood agreed! Minority women make up about 26 percent of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they undergo approximately 36 percent of abortions performed in this country. Promoting teenage sex provides Planned Parenthood with customers who have sexually transmitted diseases because they fell for Planned Parenthood’s lie that using porous condoms equals safe sex. Glamorizing teen sex results in pregnancies which lead to profitable abortions. Planned Parenthood needs a growing customer base to pay its executive director’s $300,000-plus salary. Steve Driehaus voted against life, 1st District taxpayers, and our teenagers’ virtue. Joanne Kemmerer, formerly of Mount Airy, was a 2000 Republican candidate for Ohio state legislature.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question: What do you like and dislike about the health care proposals which have been presented so far? “I have heard pros and cons about the benefits that Congress wants to give us. However, at the end of the day, if the health care benefits are not good enough for congress I know that they are not good enough for me.” L.M. “The new health proposal is of great interest. Like most, I am concerned and confused how it will be subsidized. I also fear that the USA will have similar problems to Canada i.e. not enough doctors and long waits for surgeries. I assume this plan will be only for legal US citizens. I can only hope that all government workers (including Congress) are on this plan along with Social Security and Medicare. It seems odd that these plans are good enough for everyone except those voting them into place. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “I oppose this plan because of the high cost, my distrust of the federal government’s ability to handle any program efficiently, and I worry the time to get an

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against taxpayers My congressman, Steve Driehaus, threw away an opportunity to do good and thwart evil. A cartoonist could draw him with his right hand reaching out to pro-life west-side Catholic Democrats while keeping his left hand extended to pro-aborts Assistant Majority Leader U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer and U.S. Rep. Barney Frank who came to Cincinnati last year to campaign for him. U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R–Ind.) proposed an amendment to the Labor Health and Human Services appropriations act in the full House of Representatives on July 24. The Pence amendment called for ending taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood, the largest recipient of federal funds under Title X. Planned Parenthood received $350 million in 2008. The amendment failed 183 to 244. Driehaus’ nay vote supports extorting our tax dollars for a business that performs the most abortions on babies in the womb in the country, targets black babies, is being investigated for violating state sexual assault and child abuse reporting laws in Alabama, California, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee, and encourages teenage sexual promiscuity on its Teen Talk Web site. How can Steve Driehaus campaign as a pro-life Democrat, but then expect us to pay for the “choice” of death? Thomas Jefferson said, “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves is sinful and tyrannical.” Driehaus also voted for the Foreign Relations Reauthorization Act, HR 2410, on June 10, which established a global women’s issues office to promote abortion overseas as a principle of U.S. foreign policy. He did join some Democrat colleagues telling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that abortion should not be included in a government health care bill. That cannot work, however, unless there is explicit language exclud-

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Information on House Bill 1 I know that these are not the best of times; I can only hope that these are the worst of times. Unfortunately, I have my doubts. We all share the same hope that here in the Northwest Local School District, across the state of Ohio and around the country, the economic outlook will improve for our families and our businesses. With concern and uncertainty about our personal situations gripping so many of us, this is probably not the best time to talk about school finance. However, we do have an obligation to provide information to our school community about the issues facing our district. The new state budget will cause changes in every district in the state, including Northwest. The state budget bill, House Bill 1, is dual purpose legislation for education. While it does establish the budget for the next biennium, it is also the start of an educational reform process that now appears to be scheduled for at least the next 10 years. The district leadership team, along with the rest of state, has been analyzing HB 1. Although it is early in the game, we do have some bullet points we think are important information for our

community members: • HB 1 is a very long and complex piece of legislation. It will take several weeks or even months of analyRick sis to fully underGlatfelter stand the full impact on educaCommunity tion in Ohio. Press guest • “Correction” columnist legislation will probably be passed in the near future that will change some of the provisions that we are currently analyzing. • The legislature and the governor kept their pledges to preserve as much of the education budget as possible. State support to local school districts, partially because of the federal stimulus money, was not cut as deeply as most other parts of the state budget. • The preliminary budget data shows that Northwest received $28.1 million in state aid for the 2008-09 school-year. We are projected to receive $29.9 million in state aid for next school year. However only $26.5 million are state dollars. Approximately $2.1 million of next year’s money is

Title I and IDEA federal stimulus funds that come with restrictions on use. Another $1.3 million will be federal stimulus stabilization money. Therefore, Northwest will actually receive approximately $1.6 million less in Ohio funds this year than last year. We are very thankful for the extra federal money we will receive during this biennium, and we will use it wisely to benefit as many students as possible. But we are very concerned about what will happen when there is no more stimulus money. This state budget, with the stimulus money, buys two years for economic recovery; it does not provide any long-term funding solutions for the Northwest school district. We will continue to review our operations to find ways to contain cost. The passage of last year’s levy and our expenditure reductions have created a modest cash reserve for Northwest. We will preserve as much of the cash balance as possible as a hedge against future funding cuts. Analyzing the financial and educational effects of HB 1 will be a work in progress. We will keep you informed as we receive new information. Rick Glatfelter is superintendent of the Northwest Local School District.

Jackson’s Green Twp.’s legacy lives on This is last in a series on the history of Green Township. In a later letter, Isaac Jackson told his wife he was doing well and had an indentured child living with him. Poor parents indentured their Betty Kamuf children to someone who could Community properly care for Press guest them. They columnist stayed with the family and worked until they reached adulthood. He said she was rather pretty, but had too much nose. She had made his life more bearable because she knew how to do many things in this wilderness. In 1815, the war was over and speculation started. In 1818, the boom collapsed when the local branch of the United States Bank called in its loans. Another bank, The Miami Exporting Co., closed its doors and rioting broke out. A depression set in, and courts were deluged with debt collector’s law suits. Isaac Jackson was immersed in the events because he had been elected County Commissioner and served from 1818-1825. He was an appraiser, guardian, and dealt with estates and probate matters. As a commissioner, he fought for and against the building of new roads. Isaac Jackson died on Oct. 20, 1849, and his wife Deborah in 1854. Early Green Township historian Dr. Reese Kendall, in his Pioneer Annals of Green Township recorded Isaac Jackson’s life. He was a Philadelphia pioneer who settled in Green Township 1813. He lived on the Muddy Creek in a large two-story log-hewed house and had a large frame barn. There was a timber lot called Jackson’s Hobby that contained forest and fruit trees.

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Isaac H. Jackson kept a record of the weather three times each day for the years between 1813 and 1842, and left his journal with his son Sidney. Sidney Jackson was never politically active like his father, he was interested in horticulture. In 1830, Sidney started a nursery and floral business on 30 acres of his 80-acre inheritance. Eventually it became the oldest such business in the United States. He put out catalogues advertising his merchandise. In 1842, his catalogue said that orders can be left with J & C Walker agents on Fifth Street between Main and Walnut. In 1845, the catalogue listed green-house plants, ornamental trees and shrubs, roses, and herbaceous plants. The general agent was Ely Campbell Seedman,

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No 23 Lower Market St. More than likely this location was somewhere along the Cincinnati Whitewater Canal which opened in 1843, and operated between Indiana and Cincinnati. In 1852, he was offering a discount for large orders. He was closing his canal location because the canal had become unreliable. He moved his green houses and nursery back to the original location on Sidney Road. Sidney Jackson married Elizabeth Hutchinson of Harrison and they had five children, but only two lived to adulthood. His daughter Julia married Dwight Herrick in 1874, and he continued the nursery until his retirement around 1920.

A special thank you to Paul Ruffling, president of the Green Township Historical Society who provided information for these articles. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at sp.column@fuse.net.

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Haleigh Engel, Wyoming, watches as camp volunteer Molly Brauch, Sayler Park, feeds sugar to one of the horses at Cohron’s Chestnut Acres.

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Maddie Lees, a volunteer counselor at the camp, helps adjust a stirrup for Isabel Lynch, White Oak, as she sits on Scarlet.

It’s not all riding around. Someone has to muck out the stalls. Katie Witzgall, 11, Taylor Campbell, 11 and Allie Zisko, 10, were happy to do it.

THINGS TO DO Teen Night

The Colerain Township Teen Night series continues Friday, Aug. 7. The event will be a teen music concert with several bands performing from 3 to 10 p.m. Food and drink will be available. The concert will be at the amphitheater in Col-

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Chrisitian Moerlein and the German-American Citizens League present a Moerlein Lager House keg tapping event from 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Aug. 14, at the Kolping Society Hall, 10235

The dust filters through pale rays of sunshine in the barn at Cohron’s Chestnut Acres in Colerain Township, as campers from McAuley High School’s horse camp trot around the barn floor astride Scarlet, Winter Hawk and Irish Legacy. One student prefers not to trot. “That’s OK, you can walk,” says stable manager Heather Williams, who is coordinating the program at the stable. “It’s horse camp. It’s supposed to be fun.” Most of it is, if you ask the campers. They even muck out the stalls with enthusiasm. The stable, owned by McAuley alumna Dawn Budke Cohron and her husband Greg, has opened its doors to four weeks of day campers from McAuley this summer. The two-hour camp sessions are jam packed with horse-lover activities. The camp is geared to students ages 8 and up. Campers learn how to groom a horse, feed and care for it, tack up and ride in the English style. Williams is helped out by the high school students who take riding lessons at the stable. She says riding horses can help students build their self-confidence and gives the campers a feeling of accomplishment as their skills improve. Williams says students move at the pace with which they are comfortable: walk or trot.

Mill Road. There is free parking and admission and food will be available. There will be live music, and a Rookwood stein raffle. Proceeds benefit the GermanAmerican Citizens League.

Pooka and Allie Zisko, 10, a student at Our Lady of Victory School, share a moment during grooming.

Winter Hawk watches with a baleful eye as she walks the barn floor with Samantha Dinan, 8, astride and eager to learn the ropes of horseback riding. One student wants to canter. “Not yet,” Williams says with a smile. She says most had never been around horses when they started camp, but maybe next year the stable may add a more advanced camp for students with a little experience. “For some campers, the size of the horse can be intimidating,” Williams said. “They are nervous at the beginning, but by the end of the week, they feel comfort-

McAuley sampler

Incoming eighth-grade girls are invited to McAuley’s Summer Sampler from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. The day’s agenda includes a scavenger hunt, cheers, panel discussion and handson activities in foreign language, science, theology and

Rachel Hepp, 8, Springfield Township, rides around the barn on Irish Legacy with Annie Ture, one of the camp counselors. able and safe.” Horse camp is one of a number of camps offered by McAuley throughout the summer. Kathy Dietrich, a spokeswoman for the high school, says McAuley offered sessions in a dozen enrichment camps and eight sports camps this summer. Sports camps are only open to girls; enrichment camps allow boys and girls to reg-

ister. The horse camp had four sessions which filled up quickly this year. For camper Kate Witzgall, 11, who attends Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Groesbeck, the camp has been a great experience. “I like riding the horses, and trotting. I want to canter,” she said. “It’s been fun.”

Share your events Go to communitypress.com and click on Share! to get your event into the Northwest Press. technology. Lunch is provided. Parents are welcome to stay for coffee, pastries and conversation with members of McAuley’s administration. The Summer Sampler is

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FARMERS MARKET

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

PUBLIC HOURS

Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.9 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Parky’s Ark Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Winton Woods, 521-7275. Springfield Township. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 8

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Tom Roebel Memorial Bowl-a-thon, 6-9 p.m., Colerain Bowl, 9189 Colerain Ave. Glow bowling, pizza, soft drinks, music and door prizes. Benefits the Roger Bacon bowling program. $20. Reservations recommended. Presented by Roger Bacon High School. 542-2591. Colerain Township.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Ohio Military Band Community Concert, 7-9 p.m., The Grove, 9150 Winton Road. Music by the Ohio Military Band. Bring seating. Concessions available. Free. Presented by Springfield Township. 522-1410; www.springfieldtwp.org. Finneytown.

PUBLIC HOURS

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

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

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

Beginner-Intermediate Card Classes, 1011:30 a.m., Stamp and Scrap Clubhouse, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Basic to intermediate level card techniques using variety of designs and accessories. Bring two-sided adhesive. $8, $5 members. Registration required. 403-1042. Green Township.

FARMERS MARKET

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

FESTIVALS

St. Therese Little Flower Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5560 Kirby Ave. Games, rides, booths, entertainment and food. All ages. Presented by Little Flower School. Through Aug. 9. 5415560. Mount Airy. Taste of Colerain, 5-11 p.m., Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Food, music, booths, Children’s Tasteland and more. Free shuttle service from Colerain High School and Middle School. Presented by Colerain Township trustees. Through Aug. 9. 385-7503; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

MUSIC - ROCK

The Beneath, 7:30-11 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. $7. 825-8200. Forest Park.

NATURE

Summer Woods, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Northern Boundary. Hike in search of flowers, plants, birds and other wildlife. Free, parking permit required. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

PUBLIC HOURS

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

SHOPPING

Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ridgewood Senior Center, 8127 Seward Ave. 521-5801. Mount Healthy. S U N D A Y, A U G . 9

CIVIC

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

FARMERS MARKET

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

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

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EDUCATION

How to Meditate, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Gaden Samdrupling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive, Food and drink offered. $25 suggestion donation. Registration required 385-7116; www.ganden.org. Colerain Township.

FARMERS MARKET

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

FESTIVALS

St. Therese Little Flower Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, St. Therese Little Flower Church, 541-5560. Mount Airy. Taste of Colerain, 4-11 p.m., Colerain Township Government Complex, 385-7503; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Acoustic Jam/Open Mic Night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave. 825-9958. Colerain Township.

MUSIC - BLUES

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

St. Therese Little Flower Festival, 5-11 p.m., St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5415560. Mount Airy. Taste of Colerain, 3-9 p.m., Colerain Township Government Complex, 385-7503; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Our Lady of the Visitation Festival, 4-11 p.m., Our Lady of the Visitation, Air-conditioned chicken dinner and beer available. 922-2056. Green Township.

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The Taste of Colerain kicks off Friday night at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Hours are 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. For more information, call 385-7503 or visit www.coleraintwp.org. Amanda Cain is pictured shucking corn at last year’s Taste of Colerain.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Scarf It Up Club, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road. Group makes hats, scarves, lap covers, prayer shawls and anti-ouch pouches for Cincinnati area. Free. 661-9202. Green Township.

FARMERS MARKET

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

HISTORIC SITES

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

HOME & GARDEN CLASSES

Composting 101, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Learn the basics of composting and resources available to start composting at home. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Second Sunday Concert Series, 7 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road. Gem City Jazz Orchestra performs. Rain date: Aug. 23. Complimentary refreshments. Free. 521-7003. Springfield Township.

PUBLIC HOURS

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

SUMMER CAMP SPORTS

Junior Golf Camp, 9-10:30 a.m., Neumann Golf Course, 7215 Bridgetown Road. Daily through Aug. 13. Daily skills instruction. Ages 7-13. Ages 4-6 with parental supervision. Shotgun scramble pizza party at Dunham Golf Course on Guerley Road. $45. Registration required. 574-1320. Bridgetown.

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Technique Savvy Card Class, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Stamp and Scrap Clubhouse, 5515 Bridgetown Road. For card-makers that are interested in stepping up their difficulty of card-making. New techniques every month. Must bring two-sided tape. $22, $15 members. 503-1042; www.scrap-ink.com. Green Township.

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DANCE CLASSES

Choreographed Ballroom Dancing, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road. Introduce yourself to waltz, two-step, cha cha and more. Smooth-soled shoes required. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Springfield Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Continentals Round Dance Club, 7 p.m., North College Hill United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road. Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. North College Hill. Wormburners, 8-10 a.m., The Mill Course, 1515 W. Sharon Road. Senior men golfers, ages 55 and up. Golf and picnics. New members welcome. $25. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 923-3808. Springfield Township.

NATURE Little Tyke Hike: Summer Time Adventure, 11 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Dress for weather. Ages 3-6 with adult. Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

NATURE

Prairies, 2 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road. Half-mile walk along the Pin Oak Trail to see a recreated prairie. Free, parking permit required. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.

PUBLIC HOURS

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

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Doll Outfit Sewing Party, 1-4 p.m., Best Friends Quilt Shoppe, 8782 Colerain Ave. Volunteers create outfits for dolls to be given away this Christmas to hundreds of little girls. All materials provided. Ages 14 and up. Benefits Salvation Army Top Shop Auxiliary. Free. Reservations required. 385-2200. Colerain. PROVIDED

The Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club hosts the 49th Annual Flying Circus, a radio control model air show with aircraft featuring flying saucers, Harry Potter and Snoopy’s dog house. It is 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 8-9, at the Butler County Regional Airport, 2820 Bobmeyer Road, Hamilton, Ohio. It is free; parking is $5. Visit www.gcrcc.net or call 513-608-8521.

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BUSINESS MEETINGS

Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, Peoples Community Bank, 7522 Hamilton Ave. Free. 923-1985. Mount Healthy.

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Riverbend Music Center hosts Rascal Flatts with special guest Darius Rucker at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, visit www.Riverbend.org or call 800-745-3000.


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Considering the surprises of life “What makes chance into synchronicity is the consciousness in us of the vaster design that is unfolding. Chance happens to us; synchronicity happens in us.” Those more spiritually oriented may speak of it as grace. From the vantage point of hindsight we look back in our lives and believe we see the providence of God working subtly. Though our actions were completely free and spontaneous, and there was no coercion or auto-suggestion, these few unexplainable events happened and worked to our benefit. It’s been said, “A coincidence is a minor miracle in which God wishes to remain anonymous.” The late psychiatrist M. Scott Peck wrote, “I’ve become more and more impressed by the frequency of statistically highly improbable events. In their improbability, I gradually began to see the fingerprints

of God. On the basis of such events in my own life and in the lives of my patients. “I know that grace is real. ...We who are properly skeptical and scientificminded may be inclined to dismiss this force since we can’t touch it and have no decent way to measure it. Yet it exists. It is real.” Another professional, psycho-therapist Robert A. Johnson, refers to grace as “slender threads” touching our lives: “The possibility of the slender threads operating at all times is so staggering that most of us can’t bear it. ...It is probably true that we live in a universe with more meaning in it than we can comprehend or even tolerate. “Life is not meaningless; it is overflowing with meaning, pattern and connections.” Even in times of trouble or turmoil, hope says surprises can happen. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the

Fair has new attractions – including parade Fair entertainment • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 – Tractor and truck pulls. • 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 – Demolition derbies – 1980 or newer championship qualifier, celebrity derby, rollover contest. • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 – Races and Wrecks – mini trucks and small cars derby, riding mower derby, riding mower race and small car figure 8 race. • 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 – tough truck competition – Drivers try to prove their truck is not just tough but fast. • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 – More demolition derbies – 1980 or newer finals, 1980 or newer rookie/novice derby, small car derby, riding lawn mower derby. For more information on the Hamilton County Fair, go to www.hamiltoncountyfair.com.

By Katie Hull khull@communitypress.com

The 154th Hamilton County Fair is only days away and has more to offer than ever before. The fair will be open Tuesday, Aug. 11, through Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds on Vine Street in Carthage. Hours will be 311 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, and from 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. on Saturday. This year, there several are new attractions. “I don’t remember the last time we had a parade,” said secretary manager and coordinator of the fair Dick Ingle, who lives in White Oak. “We’ve had (parades) on the grounds but not out on Vine Street.”

The parade will being at 3 p.m. Tuesday, with participants gathering along Fairpark Avenue, one block west of Vine Street. A tractor pull, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, is a first-time event for the fair as well. “It’s very noisy and it’s pretty exciting,” said Ingle. There will be singing groups and musical acts each afternoon and evening. Rides will run from 5-11 p.m. and there will be an $8 entry fee per person, but children 2 years and younger may enter for free. Ingle said there are going to be more rides than last year, and the concessions have improved as well. “We’ll have the fair food but we’ll also have things like chicken on a stick and steak on a stick,” he said.

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The food will be as good as home cooking, but the rides are expected to be the biggest draw this year, said Ingle. “They are beautiful rides,” he said. “They are well maintained, well painted and just really, really nice.” One thing that sets the Hamilton County Fair apart from others is that it is more urban than most other fairs, said Ingle.

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an unexpected happy occurrence, or, as Webster defines it, “making desirable discoveries by accident.” Others might say that all such unexpected events, no matter how coincidentally bizarre, are just “blind fate.” We might even feel childish or superstitious to see them as anything more – though we sense them as otherwise. Causality is inadequate to explain such phenomena. But we’re not being weird in sensing there may be more to it. In the well-respected field of Jungian psychology, however, such uncaused but amazingly meaningful and spontaneous occurrences are expressed by another term – synchronicity. Jung called synchronicity “a non-causal but meaningful relationship between physical and psychic events … a special instance of acausal orderedness.” Dr. David Richo says,

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Have you ever stopped spontaneously at a gas station, talked with a stranger at the next pump, and left with a great job offer? Did the university you chose for educational purposes introduce you to your spouse? Did you lose track of the wisest schoolteacher you ever had, wish you could have her advice now, and a week later in a crowded mall see her again? Have you ever unexpectedly met a physician who soon proved vital for your health? Many occurrences in our lives seem accidental or completely by chance. And the odds are that’s exactly what they are. But there are a few others that seem so much more to us in their impact and personal meaning. Yet the causes are undetectable. What can we call such occurrences? One melodious word is serendipity. A serendipity is

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Life

August 5, 2009

Look out for the boys in blue(berries) Stir in berries. Spread into pan. Sprinkle with crumb topping and bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle with glaze.

Crumb topping:

COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Jack and Will Heikenfeld picking blueberries at Rouster’s Farm.

Tink Stewart’s blueberry buckle

OK, so when Tink brought this over, she told me it was a Betty Crocker recipe but I know it had Tink’s touch – that extra bit of love folded in.

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Rita’s version of Tink Stewart’s blueberry buckle recipe. I’ve adapted it slightly. Delicious. 2 cups flour ⁄4 cup sugar 21⁄2 teaspoons baking powder 3 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 cup shortening 3 ⁄4 cup milk 1 egg slightly beaten 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed and drained) 3

Blend together in a bowl. 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 cup flour Up to 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄2 stick softened butter or margarine

Glaze:

Blend together in a bowl. 1 ⁄2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 11⁄2 to 2 teaspoons hot water

If you thought a GECKO could save you money on your Auto Insurance, wait till you see what “Woody” can do! St. John’s Festival 5361 Dry Ridge Road - Colerain Township Friday, Aug. 14, 7 pm - midnight Saturday, Aug. 15, 6 pm - midnight Sunday, Aug. 16, 12 Noon - 10 pm

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or grease 9inch square or round pan. Blend everything but berries and beat 30 seconds.

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Aarón Sanchez, Food Network star interview. Check out my blog at www.Cincinnati. com/living for the video. (Under “Eating In,” click on “Cooking with Rita” and look for the entry titled “Video: Aarón Sanchez, Food Network Star shows me easy Mexican dishes”). schools whose focus is child nutrition and wellness (a cause close to Jimmy’s heart). Jimmy uses all organic products at the school. “Kids love ranch dressing and this one is good for them,” he told me. 1

⁄2 tablespoon each: sea salt and dried dill leaves 1 ⁄4 tablespoon each: garlic powder and onion powder 1 ⁄4 teaspoon black pepper 1 pint buttermilk 1 ⁄8 cup rice wine vinegar 1 cup each: low-fat plain yogurt and low-fat mayonaise Combine dry ingredients. Add buttermilk and vinegar and whisk to combine. Ditto with yogurt and mayo.

Like ZZ’s Boccone Dolce (Sweet Mouthful) cake

For Jean, from Barbara Dahl, an Indian Hill Journal reader. “This is from Sardi’s New York. It’s in Mary and Vincent Price’s book ‘A Treasury of Great Recipes’ from 1965. Makes an impressive dessert and cost 85 cents at the

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time,” Barbara said.

Meringue layers:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Beat until stiff 4 egg whites, a pinch of salt, and 1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar. Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar and continue to beat until stiff and glossy. Line baking sheets with waxed paper, and on the paper trace three 8-inch diameter circles. Spread meringue evenly over circles, about 1⁄4 thick, bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until meringue is pale gold, but still pliable. Remove from oven and carefully peel waxed paper from bottom. Put on cake racks to dry.

Filling:

Melt over hot water 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate pieces and 3 tablespoons water. Whip 3 cups cream until stiff. Gradually add 1⁄3 cup sugar and beat until very stiff. (I think I’d beat them together). Slice 1 pint strawberries. Place meringue layer on serving plate and spread with thin coating of chocolate. Spread whipped cream about 3⁄4 inch thick and top this with layer of strawberries. Put second layer of meringue on top, spread with chocolate, another layer of whipped cream and strawberries. Top with third layer of meringue. Frost sides smoothly with remaining whipped cream. Decorate top informally using rest of melted chocolate. Or use whole strawberries. Refrigerate two hours before serving. Serves eight.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Freeze blueberries, unwashed in single layer, uncovered, on a cookie sheet until frozen hard. Then pour into containers. To use, rinse just a tiny bit under cool water in a colander – don’t let thaw completely before using in baked goods. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-248-7130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at www.Abouteating.com.

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I’m just glad Donna and Dan Rouster didn’t have the blueberry food police after me, the grandkids a n d daughteri n - l a w, Jessie, when we picked blueberries Rita at their Heikenfeld farm. T h e Rita’s kitchen temptation to sample as we picked took hold and we did just that. By the time we left, my capris and T-shirt were dotted blue. It was a perfect way to spend a summer morning.


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August 5, 2009

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Guild members sought

Mercy Franciscan Terrace in Springfield Township is seeking new members and volunteers for its guild. The Terrace Guild organizes events and activities throughout the year to raise money that goes directly back to the residents of Mercy Franciscan Terrace. “The money has been used for things such as the recent renovation of the new DaySTAE room,” says Rachel Wirth, Terrace administrator. The DaySTAE program – which stands for “Success Through Activities and Environment” – is a nationally recognized program for people with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. It is already full after a February 2009 opening. Guild volunteers can choose their level of participation based on their own schedules. For more information, call Mercy Franciscan Terrace at 761-9036.

Little Flower festival

St. Therese, Little Flower Church sponsors its festival from 6 to midnight Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, on the church grounds, 5560 Kirby Road. At the entrances, patrons will be charged a $5 admission fee, which will be immediately refunded in the form of Festibucks. Festibucks are poker chips, which may be used for any purchase of food, drink, or games on the grounds. The chips are not refundable at the end of the festival. Children under the age of 10 when accompanied by an adult will be admitted for free. Sunday chicken dinner from noon to 4 p.m. includes exclusive Bingo, Bid N’ Buy and Split the Pot for those who attend. The festival offers games, rides, food, beer, fun activities and prizes.

Open house

Triple Creek Retirement Community, 11230 Pippin Road, will have an open house for their assisted living unit from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. Visitors can tour the assisted living area and have a chance to win a $100 Gas Card. Bring a friend to tour and you automatically get a second chance. Refreshments provided. For information contact Donna Reenan at 851-0601 or 284-5759.

Aviation celebration

The Colerain Township Senior and Community Center celebrates National Aviation Day on Wednesday, Aug. 19. The day celebrates the development of aviation, and was established by presidential proclamation in 1939, which designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday. Air Force master sergeant

Sidewalk bid accepted

The Green Township Trustees voted unanimously Monday, July 27, to accept a bid from Hendy Inc. for the 2009 Green Township Sidewalk Rehabilitation Program. Hendy’s bid for the project was $106,420. Sidewalks scheduled for repair this year include those on Airymont Court, Bellglade Terrace, Crescentview Lane, Musketeer Drive, Robinhill Drive, Tolland Court, Western Hills Avenue and Westport Court. The trustees also voted to add the sidewalks on Ebenezer Road to the list of those being repaired for a cost of $33,260.

Curious naturalists

Do you know a 7 to 12 year old who loves nature? For just $10, they can join the Hamilton County Park District’s Curious Naturalist Club where they can download a variety of activities that encourage them to explore nature while earning prizes. Membership includes a free magnifying glass, access to the CNC Web site and special programs for club members only. Visit www.GreatParks.org for information on how to join.

Want an appointment?

Juniors interested in being appointed to the Air Force, Army, Naval, or Merchant Marine Academy may request an application through Senator Sherrod Brown’s Web site at http://brown.senate.gov. Applications may be submitted between Aug. 1, and Oct. 1.

The answer is …

Christ the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church, 10507 Old Colerain. Correct answers came from M a r y Bowling, Gail Hiser, Gail Hallgath, J o a n a n d J i m W i l s o n , D e b b i e Fa l e s , N a n c y B r u n e r, Pa t M e r f e r t , J o a n e Donnelly, Jamie and Jake Spears. Thanks for playing. See this week's clue on A1.

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Young Life anniversary

Celebrate 40 years of Young Life in Greater Cincinnati at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Crossroads Community Church in Oakley. All Young Life alumni, supporters, committee members, leaders, friends and enthusiasts are welcome. For more information, call 791-3730 or visit www.40yearcelebration.com.

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A Community Shred Day, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, will be offered at the LCNB National Bank’s Colerain office, 3209 W. Galbraith Road. During the day, community members can bring sensitive documents for shredding at a Cintas shredding station. Bank officials suggest paperwork such as old bills, bank statements, old lease information, old medical information should be shredded to protect personal information. The event is sponsored by LCNB National Bank, Dakin Insurance and Cintas Document Management. For more information, call 677-2203.

John E. Chestnut will talk about the modern Air Force, discussing what life is like for deployed servicemen as well as today’s aircraft inventory and their capabilities. The Participants’ Council meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. with a review of upcoming center events, followed by a chance to yell Bingo when play begins before and after lunch. On the menu is grilled chicken with barbecue sauce, potato wedges, broccoli with cheese and a dessert. Reserve your meal by calling 741-8802 prior to noon Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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How to enter: You can enter your baby into the contest through mail or online. To mail in an entry complete the form and include a clear, color or black/white photo of your baby along with a $20 entry donation to Newspapers In Education. NO PHOTOS WILL BE RETURNED. To enter online visit our Web site at MomsLikeMe.com/cincycontests and complete the entry form. All photos must be received by 5:00pm Monday, August 17, 2009. PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE ENQUIRER. How to win: Sunday, August 30, 2009 all entrants will appear in The Enquirer and the first of three voting rounds will begin. We ask that all votes be accompanied by a donation to the Newspapers In Education program, however a donation is not necessary to vote or to win the Baby Idol 2009 contest. This contest is just one of the many fun and innovative programs we use to raise money to promote literacyy in our local schools.

Prizes: There will be one (1) First Place Winner, one (1) Randomly Selected Winner and one (1) Runner-Up Winner. First Place Winner and Randomly Selected Winner will each receive a $500.00 Kroger gift card, a Gold Level Cincinnati Zoo family membership for the 2010 season and a $100 Portrait Innovations gift card. Runner-Up Winner will receive a $500 Kroger gift card. Rules: All photographs must be of a baby or infant born on or after July 26, 2006. Baby’s name, Parent’s name and phone number should be written on the back of the photo. You must be the parent or legal guardian of the baby in the photograph in order to enter the contest. Professional photographs are allowed, with faxed copyright release from the photographer. We reserve the right to refuse a photograph submission that the staff defines as unacceptable or inappropriate.

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Mail to: The Enquirer 2009 Baby Idol, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Photo deadline: 8/17/2009 NO PURCHASE OR DONATION REQUIRED TO ENTER. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The Enquirer Lend-A-Hand Baby Idol 2009 Contest is open to Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky residents who are 18 years or older and a parent or legal guardian of a child at the time of entry. Employees of The Enquirer Lend-A-Hand, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gannett Co., Inc., and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win. Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. (EST) 8/30/09 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (EST) 10/5/09. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (EST) 7/26/09 and ending at 11:59 p.m. (EST) 8/17/09, Enter by submitting a photo of your baby and a completed entry form. Entries must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. Children must have been born on or after 07/26/06 and Sponsor reserves the right to verify proof of age. Entries with incomplete or incorrect information will not be accepted. Only one (1) entry per child. Multiple births can be submitted as 1 entry with 1 photo. Enter online at MomsLikeMe.com/cincycontests. Enter by mail or in-person: complete an Official Entry Form available in The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Kentucky Enquirer, The Community Press and Recorders in Ohio & KY and at The Enquirer Customer Service Center, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EST) 8/17/09. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries and votes received. 1 First Place Winner will receive a $500.00 Kroger gift card, a Cincinnati Zoo Gold Level family membership for the 2010 season (ARV:$164.00), and a $100 Portrait Innovations gift card. 1 Randomly Selected Winner will receive a $500.00 Kroger, a Cincinnati Zoo Gold Level family membership for the 2010 season (ARV:$164.00), and a $100 Portrait Innovations gift card. 1 Runner Up Winner will receive a $500 Kroger gift card. Winners will be notified by telephone or email on or about 10/7/09. Participants agree to be bound by the complete Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions. For a copy of the prize winners list (available after 10/11/09) and/or the complete Official Rules send a SASE to Baby Idol 2009 c/o The Enquirer, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 or contact Kristin Garrison at 513.768.8135 or at kgarrison@enquirer.com.


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August 5, 2009

Community

Library Friends’ hosting warehouse sale With the great success of the Friends of the Public Library’s June book sale, the

Aug. Summer Warehouse Sale will include a great deal of new merchandise.

The warehouse is at 8456 Vine St., Hartwell. Hours of the sale are:

• 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13, • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday,

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Standing in back of a pile of books and other media at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s warehouse are Anne Keller, the Friends’ executive director, and Charles Faidley, retired manager of the Groesbeck Branch Library, who is a volunteer at the Friends’ warehouse. Aug. 14, • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, • Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Members preview sale is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. “We sold out practically everything we had in June, to the tune of more than $87,000,” said Anne Keller, Friends’ Executive Director. “We’ve stockpiled books and other items but never unpacked them until now, and are now going through those items, sorting, pricing and shelving them for our sale Aug. 13-16 at the warehouse, 8456 Vine St. Included in the new offerings will be hundreds of boxes of books that we received from the estate of a book dealer. It will be a good assortment of books, DVDs, CDs, sets, and more.”

There will be more than 80,000 used books, CDs, DVDs, sets, and even records (priced at $1 per vinyl disk) available at the four-day sale, where shoppers can walk through the aisles and pick books and other items from the shelves. Friends’ members can also take advantage of a sneak peak preview sale from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. “If you’re not a member, you can join at the door during the preview sale for as little as $20 per year,” said Keller. “Then you’ll be notified on a regular basis of special Friends’ events, including book sales.” For more information contact the warehouse at 513-369-6035, e-mail friendsofplch1@fuse.net, or visit http://friends.cincinnatilibrary.org/.

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Summer concert

Students and teachers from Kathy’s Happy Organs & Pianos at Northgate Mall are presenting a series of free summer concerts. Concerts consist of instrumental and vocal performances by students from 8 to 80-plus. Performers at the first concert were front center, owner Kathy Schwartz; second row, Joey Turner, Lilly Melnyk, Carol Morris, Lois Jones, Emil Nagelisen and Millie Jones; second row, Dan Turner, Linda Turner, Marella Broxterman, Dessie Parkinson, John Patton, Bob Gervers, Audrey Epperson, Lovell Fitzpatrick, Carol Cain and Roy Epperson.

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Wesley Community Services have been awarded a $500 Bronze Award grant from the Meals-On-Wheels Association of America in recognition of the success of their 2009 “Mayors for Meals” campaign. “Our main focus for this campaign was to raise awareness of the importance of proper nutrition and the number of Greater Cincinnati seniors and individuals with disabilities in need,” said Stephen Smookler, executive director. Five local elected officials delivered meals throughout Cincinnati during the week of March 16 and prepared proclamations proclaiming Mayor’s-For-Meals Week 2009 for Wesley Community Services. Participants included: Vice Mayor David Crowley, Cincinnati; Mayor Charles Johnson, Forest Park; David Pepper, Hamil-

ton County Commission; William J. Seitz III, Ohio State senator; and Vice Mayor Curtis Walden, St. Bernard. Wesley Community Services has as its mission to provide services to seniors and individuals with disabilities so that they may remain in their homes for as long as possible. Wesley Community Services provides Meals-OnWheels, medical transportation and homemaker/housecleaning services to seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the Cincinnati area. It also provides senior housing services through Wesley Senior Services LLC. In 2008 250,123 MealsOn-Wheels were delivered, 34,141 medical transports were completed and 21,471 hours of homemaker services were provided to over 2,450 area seniors and individuals with disabilities.


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August 5, 2009

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DEATHS Catherine Alexander

Catherine Pack Alexander, 54, Colerain Township, died July 21. She was an Army veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Fairfield Post 1069. Survived by husband James Alexander; stepchildren Jesse, Roxanne Alexander; siblings James, John Pack, Elizabeth Todd, Donna Swann. Preceded in death by sibling Cris Pack. Services were July 25 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Yellow Ribbon Support Center, 700 Eastgate South Drive, Suite 430, Cincinnati, OH 45245.

Georgia Canedy

Georgia Brown Canedy, 82, Green Township, died July 25. She taught at Monfort Heights Elementary. Survived by daughters Karen Weingartner, Kathy Lobe; grandchildren Lindsay, Laura Weingartner, Katherine, Bill Lobe; great-grandson Henry Lobe; siblings Bud Brown, Kathryn Henderson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by husband William Canedy, parents George, Minnie Brown. Services were July 29 at Garden Park Unity Church. Arrangements by Rebold Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to Garden Park Unity Church, Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597 or American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Sebastian Fazio

Sebastian Fazio, 80, Green Township, died July 28. He was a chef for Aramark. He was a member of the Sons of Italy. Survived by wife Rose Perrino Fazio; daughters Deborah FazioCarroll, Cynthia Fazio; grandchildren Andrea La Torre, David, Michael Carroll.

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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 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. Services were Aug. 1 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Xavier School Mock Trial Program, 600 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224.

Edwin Hallgath

Edwin E. Hallgath, Colerain Township, died July 24. Survived by wife Gail Louise Hallgath. He was a brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Services were July 29 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Survived by wife Barbara Lee Kline; daughters Christine Bessey, Gail Hammerlein, Ellen Barrow; grandchildren Amanda Rinear, Alan, Rana Hammerlein; sister Beverly Belaska; nephew Timothy Poorman. Services were July 27 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Beth Leon

Mary “Beth” Schiering Leon, White Oak, died July 26. Survived by husband William Leon; sons Nicolas, Andrew Leon; mother Thelma Schiering; siblings Lynda Mason, Bill, Richard, Paul Schiering. Preceded in death by father Allen Schiering, brother Allen Schiering. Services were July 30 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Arthritis Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Ruth Martini

Mary Louise Heine, 81, died July 26. She was a self-employed nail artist. Survived by husband George Heine; brothers Mike, Jim Shipman; many nieces and nephews. Services were July 31 at Arlington Memorials Gardens. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5626 20th St., Zephyrhills, FL 33542.

Ruth M. Martini, 91, formerly of Mount Healthy, died July 25. Survived by sons David, Larry Martini; grandchildren Michael, Robert, Mike Martini, Beth Anne Carney, Barb Biega, Michelle Payne, Jules Guedry; 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Lawrence Martini, siblings Betsy Paff, Dick Bross. Services were July 30 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to: University of Kentucky Newman Center Holy Spirit Parish, 320 Rose Lane, Lexington, KY 40508.

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Donald Howard Kline, 79, formerly of Groesbeck, died July 22. He was a firefighter with the Groesbeck Fire Department. He was a member of the Naval Reserve.

Mae Westrich Niehaus, 92, Green Township, died July 23. Survived by husband Ferd Niehaus; children Ferd Jr., Mary Joan, Jim, John, Fran, Greg Niehaus, Nancy Koeninger, Therese Moser; brother Melvin Westrich; 27

grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven great-greatgrandchildren. Services were July 27 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer FunerNiehaus al Home. Memorials to the St. Antoninus Endowment Fund or Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090.

Telford; children Bill Telford Jr., Jan Rose, Gale Jorgensen, Jill Burke; grandchildren Beth, Zach, Mindy, Mike, Matthew, Dan, Kevin. Services were July 31 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Parkinson’s Foundation Tri-State Wellness Chapter, 151 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45216.

Axie Watkins

Axie Hill Watkins, 74, died July 28. Survived by husband Bill Watkins; daughter Sandra Robertson; grandchildren Billy Watkins, Savannah Felix; siblings Jimmy Hill, Joann Sizemore. Preceded in death by son Billy Watkins. Services were July 31 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

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Geronimo Olano

Geronimo Estrada Olano, 90, Green Township, died July 23. He was a doctor, serving as house physician at St. Francis Hospital and in surgery at Bethesda Oak Hospital for 25 years. Survived by wife Marlene Olano; children Mike, Rick Olano, Chris Schneider; grandchildren Ronnie, Ian, Eric, Adrienne, Taylor Olano, Mason Schneider; great-grandson Ron Olano. Preceded in death by parents Bonifacio, Maria Olano. Services were Aug. 3 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Final Wishes.

Floyd Schuster

Floyd E. Schuster, 79, Green Township, died July 29. He was a civil engineer. Survived by sisters Carolyn Nelson, Marilyn Minella; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Carolyn Schusterm brothers Richard chuster, Herb Kenning. Services were Aug. 3 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or St. Rita’s School for the Deaf.

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Virginia “Jinny” Schipper Telford, 81, died July 25. Survived by husband William

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

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BAPTIST Creek Road Baptist Church 3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 elder@creekroad.org Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith

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

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ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

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

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

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

Faith Lutheran Church 8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown www.faithcinci.org Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am

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

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Trinity Lutheran Church

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

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

UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513)385-7883 Rev. Joe Hadley, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpop-umc.org “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "Friends for the Journey: Everyone needs a Nathaniel"

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

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

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

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PRESBYTERIAN

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

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Sunday Worship: Traditional 8 am & 11 am Contemporary 9 am

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

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

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

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Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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


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Colerain Township Arrests/Citations

Erica Branch, 34, 2225 Struble Road, disorderly conduct at 2525 Byrneside Drive, July 18. Shawn Brinkman, 28, 8043 Peacock Drive, disorderly conduct at 3210 Springdale Road, June 27. Brittany Disuley, 19, 712 W. Galbraith Road, underage consumption at 10757 Valiant Drive, July 14. Eric Dunn, 19, 9154 Fontainbleau Terrace, disorderly conduct at 6140 Colerain Ave., June 27. Donald Eversole, 56, 4128 St. Williams, receiving stolen property at 6429 Cheviot Road, June 24. Tony Fagin, 32, 2338 Wilder Ave., receiving stolen property at 6429

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Antonio Jenkins, 21, 1000 Congress Ave., attempt at 2820 Compton Road, July 1. Paul Rutherford, 48, 980 Steffens, attempt, possession of criminal tools, drug paraphernalia at 2820 Compton Road, July 1. Ronald Sprecker, 32, 711 State Ave., receiving stolen property at 6429 Cheviot Road, June 24. Lisa Story, 44, 2429 Chopin Drive, operating motor vehicle intoxicated at Rocker Drive and Cella Drive, July 9. Patrick Thompson, 38, 11327 Gravenhurst, theft at 11327 Gravenhurst Drive, July 6. Robert Walker, 39, 2701 Geraldine Drive, domestic violence at 2701 Geraldine Drive, July 16. James Walker, 45, 819 Main Street, theft at 9690 Colerain Ave., July 3. Christopher Witherby, 21, 12 Pebble Beach Court, operating motor vehicle intoxicated at 9800 block of US 27, June 21. Juvenile male, 14, , domestic violence at Mistyhill and Sprucehill, July 14. Juvenile male, 16, , criminal trespassing at 2519 Walden Glen , July 1. Juvenile male, 12, , criminal trespassing at 2519 Walden Glen , July 1. Juvenile female, 14, , assault at 3139 Daylight Court, July 6. Juvenile female, 17, , robbery at 9501 Colerain Ave., July 6.

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Residence entered and game system, games of unknown value removed at 2338 Miles Road, June 30. Residence entered and medication of unknown value removed at 3888 Eddystone Drive, June 13. Computer, firearm, game systems, games of unknown value removed at 3066 Regal Lane, June 3.

Residence entered and jewelry valued at $30 removed at 9578 Pippin Road, June 5.

Criminal damaging

Rock thrown through window of residence at 2373 Mercury Ave., June 13. Glass door damaged at 2510 W. Galbraith Road, June 15.

Gross sexual imposition

Female victim reported on Weatherly Court, June 6.

Rape

Male reported at Westerly Drive, June 7.

Theft

Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 3064 Banning Road, June 30. Faceplate of stereo valued at $200 removed at 2445 Tiverton Lane, June 8. Tee shirts valued at $310 removed at 8269 Colerain Ave., June 9. GPS and equipment of unknown value removed at 3027 Libra Lane, June 2. Camera valued at $200 removed from vehicle at 10290 Cheltenham Drive, June 2. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 6401 Colerain Ave., June 11. Checks removed from check book without consent at 7505 Boleyn Drive, June 11. Merchandise valued at $63.14 removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., June 6.

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$406 in currency removed at 3064 Banning Road, June 6. Merchandise valued at $8.50 removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., June 6. Credit card removed at 9151 Tripoli Drive, June 5. Purse and currency valued at $88 removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., June 5. Alcohol valued at $39 removed at 7549 Colerain Ave., June 3. GPS unit valued at $200 removed at 3835 Brockton Drive, June 9. Coil of unknown value removed from pump at 2404 Lincoln Ave., June 1. GPS valued at $118.23 removed at 5097 Pebblevalley , June 6. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 7563 Boleyn Drive, June 6. Vehicle entered and CD faceplate and currency valued at $105 removed at 2942 Willow Ridge, June 7. CD player, flask, radar detector of unknown value removed at 3395 Deshler Drive, June 6. Vehicle removed at 8647 Colerain Ave., June 30.

Cincinnati District 5 Arrests/citations

Carleen D. Ragan, born 1971, domestic violence and criminal damaging and endangering, 5400 Bahama Terrace, July 16. Donte D. Ferrell, born 1973, criminal damaging and endangering, 4900 Hawaiian Terrace, July 17. Jeremy Davis, born 1977, possession of drugs, 3000 Highforest Lane, July 15. Nicky Phifer, born 1980, domestic violence and criminal damaging and endangering, 4900 Hawaiian Terrace, July 20. Nicky Phifer, born 1980, criminal damaging and endangering, 4900 Hawaiian Terrace, July 20.

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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, 7291300. Brad H. Deaton, born 1968, after hours in park, 5000 Trail Ridge Road, July 9. Curtis L. Jarrett, born 1981, possession of drugs, 5800 Colerain Ave., July 13. Dave Froman, born 1961, after hours in park, 4800 Trail Ridge Road, July 11. Joshua L. Dennerline, born 1983, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, 4800 Pine Ridge Road, July 13. Michael Brandon Whitt, born 1982, Aggravated Menacing, 5500 Colerain Ave., July 14. Incidents

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On the record A “for rent” sign was pulled from yard at 5394 Haft Road, July 23. Eggs thrown on vehicle at 2970 Orchardtree Court, July 23.

Domestic dispute

Argument between siblings at Ralph Avenue, July 21.

Property damage

Vehicle windshield cracked when struck by gravel that fell from another vehicle at 6900 Harrison Ave., July 22. Vehicle tire damaged when it struck a metal plate in roadway at 6050 Cheviot Road, July 22.

Theft

Set of golf clubs stolen from vehicle at 4318 Runningfawn Drive, July 18. Satellite radio stolen from vehicle at 5182 Michael Anthony Lane, July 18. Victim paid to have trees trimmed, but contractor did not perform the service at 1575 Anderson Ferry Road, July 18. Purse and contents stolen from vehi-

cle at 6257 Kingoak Drive, July 18. Money stolen from register at Frisch’s at 6080 Colerain Ave., July 18. MP3 player, GPS unit and rain gear stolen from vehicle at 5117 Sumter Ave., July 19. Digital camera stolen from vehicle at 3959 Drew Ave., July 19. Sunglasses, stethoscope, CDs and an MP3 player stolen from vehicle at Florence Avenue and Raceview Avenue, July 19. MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 3933 Drew Ave., July 19. Camera and money stolen from vehicle at 3651 Rackacres Drive, July 19. Two subwoofers, kicker box, capacitor, amplifier, MP3 player and GPS unit stolen from vehicle at 5145 Sumter Ave., July 19. GPS unit stolen from vehicle at 5182 Michael Anthony Lane, July 20. Seven checks and a cell phone stolen from vehicle at 5386 Haft Road, July 20. Wallet and contents stolen from

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Wyandotte Drive, July 22. Car stereo and money stolen from vehicle at 2820 Preble Court, July 22. Eight shopping carts stolen from K mart at 5750 Harrison Ave., July 23. GPS unit stolen from vehicle at 6589 Quail Lake Drive, July 24. GPS unit, digital camera and tool bag stolen from one vehicle, and check book and credit card stolen from second vehicle at 1833 Leona Drive, July 24. Cell phone and money stolen from vehicle at 5247 Relluk Drive, July 24. Valve stem covers stolen from all four tires on vehicle at 5842 Devon Court, July 24.

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Criminal damaging

Outside mirror broken on vehicle at 5662 Lawrence Road, July 19. Dress torn up and stuffed in bushes at 2123 South Road, July 20. Hood, fender, windshield, windshield wiper and outside mirror damaged on vehicle at 5387 Airymont Court, July 20. Outside mirror broken on vehicle at 6073 Lawrence Road, June 23. Picnic table and bird feeder damaged at Monfort Heights Elementary School at 3711 West Fork Road, July 21. Two windows broken on vehicle at 6032 Cheviot Road, July 23. Windshield broken on vehicle at 6837 Ruwes Oak Drive, July 24. Vehicle scratched with unknown object at 6208 Seiler Drive, July 24.

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Breaking and entering

Digital camera stolen from home at 5672 Biscayne Ave., July 13. Bicycle and a dirtbike stolen from home’s garage at 7108 Ruwes Oak, July 20. Computer, three televisions, two video game systems, 28 video games, surround sound system, digital camera and assorted jewelry stolen from home at 5683 Cheviot Road No. 3, July 21. Laptop computer stolen from home at 5869 Gaines Road, July 23.

CD player/car stereo stolen from one vehicle, and GPS unit and MP3 player stolen from second vehicle at 1550 Gables Court, July 21. CD player/car stereo stolen from vehicle at 6790 Harrison Ave. No. 36, July 21. CD player/car stereo, GPS unit, two subwoofers, amplifier and CDs stolen from vehicle at 1625 Western Hills Ave., July 21. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 1880 Forestview Lane, July 21. Unknown number of DVD box sets stolen from Big Lots at 3690 Werk Road, July 21. GPS unit, recorder, binoculars and wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 2915 Timberview Drive, July 22. GPS unit, cigarettes and money stolen from vehicle at 3730 Centurion, July 22. Nail gun stolen from vehicle at 7129

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Suspect punched victim in the face approximately five times at Harrison Avenue and Wesselman Road, July 24.

Burglary

McDonald’s at 5425 North Bend Road, July 20. Cell phone, wallet and debit card stolen from one locker, wallet and money stolen from a second locker, and wallet and money stolen from a third locker at Fitworks at 5840 Cheviot Road, July 20. Money stolen from vehicle at 3683 Moonridge Drive, July 21. Cell phone stolen from home at 3314 Jessup Road, July 21. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 5413 Bluesky No. 4, July 20. Handgun stolen from home at 3658 Coral Gables Road, July 21. Two photographs stolen from home at 5348 Orchardridge, July 21. CD player/car stereo stolen from vehicle at 5226 Parkview Place, July 21. CD player/car stereo and 100 CDs stolen from vehicle at 5226 Parkview Place, July 21.

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Lawn mower and weed trimmer stolen from home’s shed at 7028 Pickway, July 22.

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POLICE REPORTS

From page B8 Drive, underage consumption at 3751 Jessup Road, July 24. Earl Flower, 18, 5756 Sidney Road, criminal damaging at 4365 Harrison Ave., July 20. Eric Giordano, 27, 6343 Daleview, disorderly conduct at 5936 Harrison Ave., July 18. Christopher G. Leitz, 33, 5678 Eula Ave., failure to confine dog at 5678 Eula Ave., July 19. Derek Overly, 29, 461 Hollytree Drive, drug abuse at Kipling Road and Colerain Avenue, July 20. Marie L. Pottiyer, 20, 3497 Craig Ave. No. 1, theft at 3497 Craig Ave. No. 1, July 24. David A. Runyon, 29, 3531 Werk Road, domestic violence at 3531 Werk Road No. 3, July 22. Patrick A. Terry, 40, 4128 Fergus St., drug abuse at Kipling Road and Colerain Avenue, July 20. Michael J. Welage, 24, 6710 Harrison Ave. No. 9, domestic violence at 6710 Harrison Ave., July 24. Lucas A. Whisman, 21, 241 Greenwell Ave., assault at 3046 Westbourne Drive, July 23. Patrick R. Williams, 20, 6345 Starridge Court, disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest at 6024 Werk Road, July 21. Mark J. Woodrum, 47, 5820 Reemelin Road, illegal cultivation of marijuana at 5820 Reemelin Road, July 19. Juvenile, 17, drug paraphernalia at 4365 Harrison Ave., July 20. Juvenile, 14, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 21.

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