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Tenth anniversary of Sept. 11

Sept. 11, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pengtagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. • If your church, civic club or school is observing this tragic day in American history, the Community Press would like to know. • If you have ever visited Ground Zero or the field in Shanksville, send us your memories of the experience. Include photos if you have them. • Send us your memories of the day, and thoughts about the 10 years since. Send to northwestpress@

Cafeteria changes

A long tradition of bake sales in school lunch rooms comes to an end this year, thanks to new state regulations about food and beverages in schools. Senate Bill 210, the Healthy Choices for Children Act, restricts the sale of certain foods and beverages to students during the regular school day. – FULL STORY, A2

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An incident in which a Colerain Township Police Officer shot a suspect remains under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 11, in the parking lot of Staples, 8465 Colerain Ave. After observing what Colerain Township Police Chief Dan Meloy said was suspicious activity, he said the Thomas police approached a car in the parking lot. He said officers identified themselves as police verbally and their cars had flashing emergency lights. Meloy said his undercover officer shot the driver who allegedly was “ramming” other vehicles, ignoring officers’ commands to stop and Kuechler attempting to back his vehicle into an officer. The suspect who was shot has an attorney. He says his client, Miguel Thomas, 28, was in a panic and didn’t realize the gun-toting men were police. “He remembers seeing a bunch of people running Cox toward him with guns drawn,” said attorney Scott Rubenstein. “If he didn’t really know they were police officers, I think a reasonable person would try to get


Crime scene investigators with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office collect evidence at the scene of a police shooting in the parking lot of Staples on Colerain Avenue. away.” The three men in the car were charged Aug. 12. The driver, Miguel Thomas, 28, suffered three gunshot wounds to his right arm and shoulder area. Thomas faces one count of felonious assault. Thomas, who has lived in Amberley Village, has been convicted of at least four drug charges from 2002-09, Hamilton County court records show. Thomas was transferred from University Hospital to the Hamilton County jail Aug. 11

and bond was set at $5,000 cash. Two more arrests were announced Aug. 12: Brian M. Cox, 24, of Fayetteville, and Thomas J. Kuechler, 32, of Goshen, both face drug charges, said Steve Barnett, sheriff’s spokesman. Cox is accused of possession of a drug abuse instrument. Kuechler was charged with drug possession. He also had two outstanding arrest warrants and two traffic capiases and was taken to the Clermont County jail to face those charges there.

District puts combination levy on ballot By Jennie Key

The Northwest Local School District Board of Education is asking district voters to approve a combined operating levy and bond issue on the Nov. 8 ballot. The board voted Aug. 8 to place a 5.07-mill combination levy on the ballot that includes 3.5 mills of new permanent operating funds, and a 1.4-mill bond levy to renovate the district’s two high schools. The vote was 4-1, with board member Dan Unger voting no. “The current school taxes on a $100,000 house in the district are about $928 annually, and this levy would push that up to about $1,083,” Unger said. “With the current state of the economy, this is not the time for a

tax increase. The reductions in funding include the federal stimulus money, which we knew was going to go away.” The levy Detzel would raise about $5.78 million in operating funds annually and the bond issue would generate about $44 million to renovate Colerain and Northwest high schools. The cost to the owner of a $100,000 home is estimated to be $155.14 annually. The ballot says the length of the bond project would be about five years and the maximum maturity for the bond is 37 years. Officials say the district will still have to make $2 million to $2.5

Special meeting

The Northwest Board of Education has scheduled a work session for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 at the board office, 3420 Banning Road, to talk about the district's finances and what cuts will be needed if voters say no. million in additional cuts even if voters pass the levy in November. Treasurer Randy Bertram said in the past seven years, the district has cut $12.6 million from its budget. Board member Elaine Gauck said while she said she hates to raise taxes, felt it was necessary. “I thought about it, and this is something we have to do,” she said. “Yes, the cost of living is going up, but costs are going up

for the school district too. They face the same dilemma.” Board President Pam Detzel reminded voters that the additional revenue would not go to salary increases. All staff is under a three-year salary freeze. Jim Krimpenfort, White Oak, said the school district should make cuts, not ask for more money. “We’ve seen cutbacks, the stock market crashed, these are dire times,” he said. “Most people are feeling the pinch. We have to cut.” Kerri Therion Robers, Monfort Heights, says the district has cut. “The cuts that have already been made were necessary, but I don’t want to see any more,” she said. “I am thrilled that the board put the levy on the ballot. We need to support this.”

Candidates file for November election Aug 10 was the deadline for issues and candidates to file with the Hamilton County Board of Elections to be listed on the Nov. 8 ballot. Here are the candidates, according to the board of elections website: In Colerain Township, voters will choose between Hamilton County Assistant Prosecutor Melinda Rinehart and incumbent Joseph Wolterman for Colerain Township Trustee.

Running for Colerain Township Fiscal Officer will be incumbent Heather Harlow and challenger Tom Hart. Rinehart and Harlow have the endorsement of the Colerain Township Republican Club. Running for two open seats on the Northwest Local School District Board of Education will be incumbents Jim Detzel and Dan Unger. Challenging are Dexter Harold Carpenter,

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Nutrition standards banish bake sales By Jennie Key

A long tradition of bake sales in school lunch rooms comes to an end this year,


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Drinks like these Gatorades will not be allowed in school vending machines anymore because they have too much sugar under the new guidelines in Senate Bill 210. Education passed a Nutrition Standards procedure Aug. 8, as required by the new law. The bill addresses the sugar, fat and sodium content of foods sold during school hours and afterschool programs. The restrictions apply only to a la carte items, which are individually priced food and beverage items available for sale to

students through the school breakfast or lunch program, vending machines or a school store. They do not apply to foods and beverages that are part of a complete meal provided through a federally subsidized breakfast or lunch program and are being sold individually in a serving portion of the same size as in the complete meal. “This is focused on snacks and beverages,” said Cheryl Romans, food services supervisor for the Northwest school district. “If a food is permitted as a component of a reimbursable meal, it can be sold individually. A PopTart is a good example. It wouldn’t meet the standard on its own, but it is allowable as part of a reimbursable breakfast, so we are allowed to sell it a la carte.”

More information Other changes in Northwest district cafeterias include: • Higher prices. Elementary students will pay $2.35 for a plate lunch and middle and high schoolers will pay $2.60 for their plate lunch this year. Milk is 50 cents per carton. • Students at Northwest High School will begin using the point of purchase system in place at Colerain High School. Students punch in their student ID number at a computer station at the end of the lunch line. Romans said there is no way to identify whether the student has prepaid,

or is receiving a free or reduced lunch. Parents can put money in a student account at There is no cost to register, browse the website, or check account balances. You need an email address and your child's account number. Changes in Mount Healthy cafeterias: • Higher prices. Elementary students will pay $2.10 for a plate lunch and students at the junior/senior high school pay $2.35. Milk is 50 cents. other events is not subject to the new guidelines. The new standards also do not affect foods and beverages sold in connection with a school-sponsored fundraiser or other event held outside of the regular school day or in conjunction with an interscholastic athletic event.

Pop Tarts maybe OK, but pop is out. No carbonated beverages are permitted under the new restrictions. At least half of the beverages offered must be water or zero-calorie beverages. The new guidelines apply to food that is sold. Food provided free as refreshment for parties and

Fun family event returns to Green Twp. By Kurt Backscheider

Parents in Green Township are invited to bring their children to Veterans

Park for a day of fun and games. The township is hosting its third annual Kid’s Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the park, 6231 Harrison Ave. “It’s free for Green Township residents and children,” said Jennifer Barlow, the township’s development assistant and special events coordinator. “Kid’s Fun Day is just a really good event for the children of our township.” Festivities include games, prizes, food, music and demonstrations, she

popular events the township hosts. She said between 600 and 700 children attended last year’s. “Every year it gets bigger and bigger,” she said. “It’s just a great event.” She said Kid’s Fun Day is geared toward children ages 2 to 10. Parents and guardians must register their children upon arrival, and they will receive a program directing them around to all the displays and activities. For more information on the event, visit or call 574-4848.

said. A new feature the township added this year is Touch a Truck, she said. Children will be able to get up close and personal and climb inside a variety of large trucks, including an antique fire truck, a DHL truck and the cab of a semi truck. Green Township police officers and firefighters will have displays at the event, and SPCA Cincinnati will be on hand with some pets eligible for adoption. Barlow said the Kid’s Fun Day is one of the most

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Robinson embodies Mt. Healthy Grad named district’s alumnus of the year By Jason Hoffman

A commitment to Mount Healthy and the school district has earned Julie Robinson the title of Alumnus of the Year. Robinson, a near lifelong resident of Mount Healthy and 13-year employee of the city’s school district, was named as the latest alumni honoree. “(The award) is really an honor and something I never really expected,” said Robinson, the administrative assistant to the school district’s curriculum director. “I am truly humbled and blown away to be named on this award.” In order to be named as the award winner, a candidate has to be nominated by either a family member or someone in the school district. Nominees are then reviewed and a recipient is chosen by the Alumni Committee, which Robinson is a member of. This year, however, Robinson had to sit

out the proceedings since she was a candidate. She was nominated by Merv Robinson Snider, the music teacher at Mount Healthy Elementary School, who says that Robinson’s devotion to not only the school system but the community as well is unmatched. “She has many gifts that transcend her family, friends and vocation, which is that she gets things done,” Snider said. “ Many people, especially Mount Healthy teachers and administrators, achieve better results due to the support they receive from Mrs. Robinson.” Snider sent his nomination letter to the Alumni Association on Feb. 11 and in May, Robinson was chosen as the recipient. Robinson is a 1975 graduate of Mount Healthy High school; so are her husband Del, a 1974 graduate, son Kyle (1998), daughter Amber (2000), daughterin-law Michelle (2000), and her brothers and their wives uncles and grandmother. He has been involved with the district through the PTA/PAC, band boosters, being a room mother, a


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member of the Alumni Association and has worked on many levy efforts. She has been a Girl Scout Leader and active in her church. Of her many accomplishments during her time in Mount Healthy, Robinson says she is most proud of the Say Farewell to Mount Healthy High School event that took place last year, giving alumni one last chance to visit the old school building before it was demolished. “The committee putting the event together was really great,” Robinson said. “After the (year-and-a-half) undertaking, we ended up getting over 5,000 people to attend.” Robinson said the event was unique because former students got to walk around the halls and write on their old lockers and the walls of the school. Robinson’s picture and biography is placed in the main hallway at the high school along with other Alumnus of the Year honorees, which is meant as inspiration for students to follow the example of dedication to and involvement in the Mount Healthy community.

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The Goodtimers Freedom Ride leaves 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 21, from the VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane. There will be music by Bob Cushing at 9 a.m. during registration. Breakfast sandwiches and coffee available. Cost is $15 per rider, $5 for passenger, which includes the afterride party. The old-fashioned poker run is followed by a party at 2:30 p.m., with music by Sonny Moorman, Dangerous Jim and the Rock and Roll All Stars, and Final Order. The party-only cost is $5 and includes food, full bar,

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The Hamilton County Park District Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 19, at the Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road. Walks are led by Hamilton County Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. The club is open to those


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La Salle students visit China as part of exchange program

By Jennie Key

Gene Jessee dropped in on a sister this summer. He led a team of teachers, students and a parent on an exchange trip to one of Cincinnati’s sister cities, Liuzhou, China. Sister Cities is an organization set up by President Dwight D. Eisenhower for the purpose of promoting world peace. “The idea is if we get to know the people of Liuzhou and they get to know us, we will see there is not a whole lot of difference between the people of the two countries,” Jessee said. “We both have the same goals and aspirations. One of the ways we get to know each other is through exchanges between residents of the two cities.” Jessee and wife Joan EndresJessee were invited to teach a summer school English program in China in 2005. They had a great time, Gene said, and returned in 2007. That’s when he met Jenny Chen, a teacher at Liu Gao High School, a public high school ranked as one of the top 100 schools in China,


Assistant Principal Andy Bensman, junior Nick Stockhauer, Joan Endres-Jesee, government teacher Gene Jessee, parent Susan Murdock, senior Alex Schlomer, teacher Jeff Royer and senior Jeremy Murdock went to China as part of an exchange program this summer. and they set up an exchange program between the two schools. In 2009, five La Salle teachers – Ken Barlag, Dan Flynn, Connie Saho, Kathy Moroney and Mike Knueven – were part of a group of nine to visit Liu Gao High School in Liuzhou. This year, the program opened

to students and seniors Alex Schlomer, and Jeremy Murdock and junior Nick Stockhauser, accompanied by assistant principal Andy Bensman, French and English teacher Jeff Royer and parent Susan Murdock, went with Gene and Joan to Liu Gao. “It went unbelievably well,”

said Gene, 64. “It was a great group and I was impressed with how the students were so open to new things. And there were some hardships. It was hot – between 95 and 105 every day. They got along well with their host families and at the school and just did really well.”

The group spent two days in Shanghai, and then took a fourday cruise on the Yangtze River with a stop at the ghost city of Fengdu, the Three Gorge Dam, the largest dam in the world, and a trip up one of the gorges to see the boat treckers. The group also spent a week in Liuzhou living with a Chinese host family. They spoke to English classes at Liu Gao High School in the morning and toured the city in the afternoon. They took an overnight trip to a minority village, to visit the Dong people and finished the trip with three days in Beijing, including visits to the Forbidden City, the Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square and a walk on the Great Wall. Jessee says he wants to hand the program off to some one else at some point, and he wants to see the program continue. “I’d like to see more students have the opportunity to go,” he said. “But keep the numbers small – five or six per trip at the most. “It’s a good program. It promotes peace and understanding between countries and very different cultures.”

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Dillon Vorherr, 8, Colerain Township; shows Central Montessori Academy Principal Laura Saylor, left; and Anneliese Clear, North College Hill, an academy parent and volunteer; his favorite spot on the about-to-be new playground at the Springfield Township school.

School breaks ground for new playground By Heidi Fallon

A new basketball court is the thing Dillon Vorherr is most looking forward to. The Colerain Township thirdgrader said he couldn’t wait to play on all of the features of the new playground at his Central Montessori Academy. The Springfield Township school expanded its playground area with a groundbreaking this summer. Principal Laura Saylor said the $110,000 project was funded with donations and fundraiser revenues. Saylor has been with the school since 1987 when it was located in Finneytown. It moved to its current location, 1904 Springdale Road, in 1999. The school currently has an enrollment of 100 and serves children from ages 1 up to sixthgrade. “The children helped design the playground and we polled parents, too,” said Sue Vorherr, parent and playground committee member. Her son, Dillon, said he thinks the final results will be “really great, especially the basketball court.” Saylor said the goal was to have the the play area near completion when school starts Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Students at St. John the Baptist School will come back to school with a new principal. Director of Development David Kissell says the school has hired Catie Blum as the school’s new principal. She began July 1. Blum is a veteran educator with more than 30 years of experience working in Catholic education. She comes to St. John’s from St. William’s in Price Hill where she served as principal since 2005. Prior to St. William’s, Catie was principal at Our Mother of Sorrows School in Cincinnati from 2001 to 2005. She also has extensive experience in the classroom. She taught at St. Bartholomew (now John Paul II) for 17 years and at St. Louis School in Owensville for five years. Kissell said Blum is a life-long native of the Cincinnati area. Raised in Mount Lookout, she graduated from Ursuline Academy. She received her bachelor’s degree from the College of Mount Saint Joseph and her master’s degree from Xavier University. She currently lives in Greenhills where she is a parishioner at


Top from left are Father Tim Kallaher, pastor at St. John the Baptist, and Father Steve Kolde, pastor at St. John Neumann; bottom from left, Father Jim Meade, pastor at Corpus Christi, and Catie Blum, the new principal at St. John Elementary. Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. “I am excited to be a part of the St. John’s School community and serve the students, faculty and staff, and families within the pastoral area,” Blum said in a statement after being named principal. “It is life-giving to watch students grow academically and spiritually, and become Christian leaders within the school community and

beyond.” St. John the Baptist is a preschool through eighth-grade Catholic elementary school at 5375 Dry Ridge Road. The school is a partnership between the parishes of St. John the Baptist, Corpus Christi and St. John Neumann. Visit for more information about the school.

Pilot program blends online, classroom learning By Jennie Key


Springfield Township Trustee Gwen McFarlin picked a student’s name out of a hat and Gillian Clear won the honor of digging the first shovel of dirt as the Central Montessori Academy broke ground for a new playground at its township school.

Administrators are hoping some students in the Northwest Local School District really blend in through a new way to take classes: blended learning. Assistant Director of Curriculum and Intervention Services Fran Morrison said the blended learning pilot program combines online delivery of educational content with the best features of classroom interaction and face-toface meetings with an instructor. Students will learn online and have traditional classroom opportunities to interact with others as they learn. The district was approached by Apex, the software provider for the district’s digital curriculum now being used to help students make up credits they failed or missed. This fall the district is launching five blended classrooms – at Northwest High School, three courses – English III honors, English VI advanced and senior social studies; and two courses at Colerain High School – senior social studies and algebra II honors.

Morrison said the blended classroom allows the students to experience a combination of the best teacher instruction with a digital curriculum that allows students to work at their own pace. The group can interact with one another in the classroom and online in a closed system, building a learning community within the class. The digital curriculum has diagnostics, assessments and evaluations that give immediate feedback to the student and the teacher. “This develops students’ 21st century skills through the use of new technology,” she said. “Now they are working on all types of technology, much as we are doing in the workplace.” The blended classes are larger than traditional classes; the student-to-teacher ratio is about 50 to 1. In the pilot program, Apex is giving the district 300 licenses. Curriculum Director Andrew Jackson said if the district decides to continue the program following the pilot, licenses would need to be purchased, or the district could write its own curriculum and

assessments. “There are two essential components: the content itself and the delivery system,” he said. “Apex offers both … But in the future, we would need to look at different things, such as content – do we want to license that or do we want to provide our own?” Jackson said there are free delivery systems available that would make it possible to develop and provide blended learning at a low cost, but that has to be weighed against the cost of maintaining and supporting a system in house. Morrison said Northwest schools is one of four districts in the country piloting the Apex blended course curriculum. The district will measure a number of outcomes as the pilot continues through the school year: student satisfaction, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and what the facility needs and costs would be to move the program beyond pilot status. “It has great potential as a cost effective way to deliver instruction, but will initially be off-set by upgrading our facilities,” she said.


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Colerain tennis ready to win in ‘11 By Nick Dudukovich

The Greater Miami Conference is one of the most competitive leagues in the state, and with tennis, it’s no different. Top tennis teams, such as Sycamore, Lakota West, Lakota East and Mason, have dominated the league in the recent past. But it’s this stiff competition the Colerain High School girls squad must navigate through during the 2011 season. Coming off a 2-14 mark from a season ago, Cardinals’ head coach

Kelly Schoenfeld believes her squad will be able to add some victories to the win column this fall. Jessica Feldman returns to take hold of the No. 1 singles spot. Schoenfeld has been impressed with how Feldman has worked at her game since the 2010 season ended. “(She) has only improved in the offseason,” Schoenfeld said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing what she can do.” At No. 2 singles, the Cardinals will feature freshman Hayley Curtis.

Schoenfeld said Curtis possesses No. 1 singles potential, but the coach wants the ninth-grader to get her feet wet playing at the varsity level before she jumps to the No. 1 spot. “(Hayley will play) at No. 2 to let her develop more and to gain more confidence,” Schoenfeld said. “The No. 1 position goes up against some of the top competition in the state, so it will be good to get wins under the belt (at No. 2 singles).” At doubles, the Cardinals feature returning players Morgan Hoehn, Maryellen Brandie and

Julie Thinnes. Thinnes and Brandie combined to go 6-3 at No. 1 doubles a season ago, according to Schoenfeld. Despite the duo’s success last season, Brandie could see time playing singles this season. “She’s thinking she wants to do singles ... and I think it could be a good option for her too,” Schoenfeld said. Reena Underiner is also back in 2011, and will most likely see time at No. 2 doubles. “I have to find a partner for her, but she’s worked hard in the offseason and has improved greatly,”

Schoenfeld said. “Her shots are much more consistent now.” As for measuring success this season, Schoenfeld and her squad would like to end the fall season with a winning record. It’s something that Schoenfeld believes will happen. “They have worked so hard the past few years to get to this point, where they have the skills, commitment and drive to get to that,” she said. “I’m really excited about this group of kids.” For more coverage, visit

Press Preps highlights By Nick Dudukovich


• La Salle’s Matthew Wetterich was medalist at the Indian Hill Invitational at Losantiville Country Club. He shot 1-over-par 71. La Salle finished fourth overall. The team followed up its performance with a fifth-place finish at the Anderson Invitational, which was at Legendary Run Golf Course Aug. 11.

This week’s MVP

The award goes to La Salle’s Matthew Wetterich for his performance at the Indian Hill Invitational.

Northwest High School’s Alexis Murphy should be setting for lots of teammates during the 2011 campaign.


Knights seek end to title drought

By Nick Dudukovich

COLERAIN TWP. – The Northwest High School girls volleyball squad hasn’t won a league volleyball title since 1991. It’s a statistic that head coach Lindsey Casteel and the Lady Knights would like to change as Northwest embarks on the 2011 season. The Knights finished last season with an 8-14 overall record, but placed fourth out of eight teams in the FAVC West by posting a 7-7 conference record. With a core of experienced returnees, Casteel believes her squad can be a factor in the league standings. “I think we are going to

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The 2010 season marked the first time the Lady Cardinal finished above .500 since 2007. Colerain opens the season at Glen Este Aug. 27.

Mount Healthy

The Owls will look to improve on last season’s 8-14 record. To do so, though, head coach Frances Johnson will have to replace two graduated all-league performers.

be able to compete,” she said. “We should be able to give it a go …” Casteel added that 2011 will be a rebuilding year, but also said that the Knights believe they can win, despite the state of the program. “We are in a rebuilding state, but we plan to be com-

petitive in that state,” Casteel said. Players who could help Northwest end its title drought include senior setter Alexis Murphy, junior middle hitter Hannah Mossman and senior defensive specialist, Kayla Rogers At 6-feet tall, Murphy is a three-year varsity starter and possesses a high-volleyball IQ. “She’s a smart player. She doesn’t really have to be asked to do things. She runs the court from all angles,” Casteel said. Hannah, who is also 6foot, brings five years of club experience as a returnee on the Knight’s offense, while Rogers’ versatility should play a factor this fall. “(Hannah) plays smart at the net...and she’s only a

junior,” Casteel said. “ Kayla plays all around and does it with a smile on her face. She adjusts well to any position.” Other players expected to contribute this season include libero Emily Mossman, Hannah’s younger sister, as well as sophomore newcomer Sydney Kluener and freshman setter Sydney Wilzbach. The combination of experienced upperclassman and younger players make the Knights a scrappy team, according to Casteel. She added that veterans, such as Murphy and Hannah Mossman, are doing their best to ready the younger players for the season ahead. The Knights open the season at Taylor High School, Aug. 27.

Highlight reel

• Visit the URL to watch my analysis of a recent trip I took to La Salle football practice • At the Press Preps Roundtable, writers discussed the upcoming volleyball and tennis seasons.

Tweets from the beat

@PressPrepsNick: At Northwest football practice. Knights gunning for a winning season. @PressPrepsNick: How will Colerain measure success in 2011? Winning 15 games, said Tom Bolden. That includes state by my calculations #Cincyfb @PressPrepsBen: St. Ursula, McAuley and Mercy cross country so loaded this year. GGCL meet is gonna be nasty. @PressPrepsNick: Northwest senior setter Alexis Murphy being recruited by Georgetown College, Bluffton and Cincinnati Christian #Cincysports @PressPrepsNick: La

Salle’s Matthew Wetterich medalist at Indian Hill invite with a 1-over par 71 at Losantiville Country Club @PressPrepsNick: Enquirer football coaches poll available at #Cincyfb @MikeDyer: Former Colerain standout Dominick Goodman reporting to New York Jets camp Tuesday night, says Colerain football coach Tom Bolden. @PressPrepsNick: Bengals cut Lainhart (Colerain) and Wetterer (Anderson). @ColerainAD: Girls tennis defeated McAuley in scrimmage today and then did some team bonding http:// @MikeDyer: Colerain safety Andre Jones (UC commit) speaking at GMC media day on Thursday; “(UC) is a great place to be. The coaching staff is great.”

On deck

The fall sports season continues to move forward, as girls tennis begins the week of Aug. 15.

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New-look Spartans volley into action By Nick Dudukovich


Roger Bacon High School head coach Ryan Bedinghaus (right) is entering his third season at the helm of the Lady Spartans.

The Lady Spartans’ open the 2011 campaign with hopes of building off last season’s second-place finish in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati Grey Central Division. Roger Bacon could see some growing pains early on, considering that many of the Spartans are making the move to the varsity squad after playing at the junior varsity level in 2010, according to third-year head coach Ryan Bedinghaus. Fortunately for Bedinghaus, his team is taking the necessary steps to be successful at the varsity level. “I like that (these girls) are willing to learn and listen to the coaching staff,” Bedinghaus said by email. “Having a lot of girls that are coming

from junior varsity last year, we have to learn to compete on a varsity level.” Most noticeably missing from the Spartans’ lineup will be 2010 GGCL Central player of the year, Katlin Kallmeyer, who graduated last spring. But the squad won’t consist of entirely new faces, as senior defensive specialist Darci Gruenwald and senior right-side hitter Ana Weickert are expected to return, Bedinghaus said. Gruenwald had 90 digs for the Spartans last season, while Weickert accounted for 31 kills in 39 games played. Bedinghaus added that up-andcomers, such as Lexy Hoffman and Nicole Miller, are also expected to contribute heavily for the Spartans this fall. If Roger Bacon is to make any waves in the Central this season,

they’ll have to contend with last year’s champion McNicholas, which is expected to return several of its players from last year’s championship squad. If the Spartans can find themselves in the league title hunt, Bedinghaus believes it will be a testament to the dedication shared by those involved with the volleyball program. “If a successful season comes about, it is going to be a huge accomplishment for the coaching staff and the players,” he said. “They are working really hard, and it is starting to pay off.” Roger Bacon opens the season on the road, with matches against Mercy, Aug. 29, and North College Hill, Aug. 30. The Lady Spartans open their home schedule against Mason, Sept. 1.


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Sports & recreation

August 17, 2011

St. X grad joins U.S. lacrosse team Recent St. Xavier High School graduate Connor Buczek of Amelia will be part of the U.S. U19 lacrosse team competing for a world championship in Turku, Finland, in 2012. He is the son of Gary and Mary Buczek. He was one of 123 players from across the country to participate in the four-day national team tryouts at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) July 7-10. U.S. Lacrosse head coach Tim Flynn selected Buczek for the 23man roster. “I think that the competitiveness and level of talent

at the tryouts was a gauntlet that the players who made the team had to survive and show their absolute best,” Flynn said. “Because of that, the team assembled is one that is tough, diverse and talented.” Buczek is no stranger to high-level competition; the Cornell-bound star collected scads of recognition during his high school career. Honors include twice being selected as a U.S. Lacrosse All-America and also a 2010 Under Armour AllAmerica. He was regional and Midwest player of the year in 2011, as well as

being a three-time all-Ohio pick. Connor was the two-time MVP for the Bombers lacrosse team while compiling more than 400 career points and maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average. “The 400 points he scored at St. X may be close to a national record and is definitely a state record,” St. X head coach Fred Craig Sr. said. “Connor was virtually unstoppable for us. Making the national team is a huge accomplishment for him. We’re very proud of him and excited to see him compete at the world championships next summer.

“We’re just as proud of the fact he will get an Ivy League education and have all the opportunities that affords a young man. As good as Connor is on the field, he was even more valuable as a leader in the locker room, at St Xavier and in the lacrosse community.” Buczek is one of five high school All-Americans in Cornell coach Ben DeLuca’s recruiting class for the Big Red. “Connor is a big, strong, athletic player who is a natural attackman, but has the ability and size that would allow him to bump to the


Recent St. Xavier High School graduate Connor Buczek of Amelia will be part of the U.S. U19 lacrosse team competing for a world championship in Turku, Finland, in 2012. He is the son of Gary and Mary Buczek. midfield,” DeLuca said. “His skill set is exactly what we’re looking for on the offensive end and he is real-

ly a complete package in terms of being able to score and assist. He can go to the goal or create for others.”


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From left, Zach Branam, Evan Griffiths, Tommy Hambrick and David Jung enjoy Elder’s Football Camp. The boys are third-graders from St. James in White Oak.

Team Lakemonsters, 11U, (Hidden Valley Lake, Ind.), win the West Region C-2 Knothole Championship, July 18, sweeping the tourney bracket and winning the final game 4-3. They will proceed to the City Championship Finals. In front are Logan Guenther, Logan Henke, Gary Haas, Brandon Guenther, Brandon Glacken. In second row are coach Jeff Guenther, Landon Foster, Alec Maupin, Matthew Ohlhaut, Cody Ashcraft, Nate Weis. In back are coach Steve Henke and coach Gary Haas.

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Your Community newspaper serving Colerain Township, Green Township, Groesbeck, Monfort Heights, Pleasant Run, Seven Hills, White Oak







I am indeed flattered that I prompt readership in your paper but it is disturbing that my foes have nothing of substance to write about.

CH@TROOM Aug. 10 question

What excites you about the upcoming pro football season? “The best thing about the upcoming Bengal season is that I will no longer be a season ticket holder. That $1000 savings will look good each and every season. I do think they improved their coaching with Jay Gruden (offense) and of course keeping Mike Zimmer (defense). New QB Dalton and WR Greene will do well in time. But Mike Brown needs to retire and hire a real General Manager. He has had 20 years of underachieving and taking my ticket money. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “It excites me that somebody will once again plunk down some of their hard-earned money to watch the Bengals lose and at the same time help pay for that ridiculously expensive stadium that is like a millstone around the necks of all us residents of Hamilton County. “I will be thankful that it is not me laying out the cash.” F.S.D. “That Chad OchoWeirdo is no longer a Bengal. Yeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!!!” Joy K. “Not much. I’m a lot more excited about UC football and the college football season.” T.H. “Nothing.”


“Absolutely nothing at all.” J.R.B. “My son and I have season tickets so we are looking forward to the coming season and we’re glad there will be a season. “Unfortunately it’s with a lot of trepidation due to the loss of Palmer, Owens and Ocho, plus the coaching changes and nonchanges. And then there are the legal problems some players encountered during the off-season. “We’re hoping for a better year than 2010 (which was lousy), but that will only happen if several players, especially the rookies, surprise us with unexpected performances plus a few lucky breaks.” R.V. “I get to catch up on my reading while my husband glues himself to the TV. I do, however, hope the Bengals can stay out of jail. Then we might have a chance at the Super Bowl.” J.K. “Palmer vs. Brown.”


Next week’s question Should high-frequency trading by supercomputers that buy and sell stocks in split seconds be banned by Congress? Why or why not? Email

Has anyone noticed that the “rants” from them are purely sarcasm and childish comments? This is not surprising, since they offer no credible solutions, defending only uncivil conduct, heartless laws and incompetent politicians.

I have personally witnessed both sides of this political conflict. I was a registered Republican for many years but chose my Democratic affiliation with thoughtful measure. These are people with ‘heart’. They are pleasant, non-

judgemental and sincere in their efforts to make this world a better place for ALL. We may differ on how we get to that point. We can agree to disagree. But without respect, cooperation and compromise, not

much is accomplished as we have just seen in our current congress. I hope your readers can agree to that. Ann Thompson Green Township

Project suggests community 9/11 walks As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, many of us are wondering how best to honor the many victims of that tragedy and its aftermath. To help answer that question, we at Abraham’s Path are organizing 9/11 Walks all over the United States and around the world. Our goal is simple: To honor the victims by walking and talking kindly with neighbors and strangers, in celebration of our common humanity and in defiance of fear, misunderstanding and hatred. Think about it: Wouldn’t it be great if 9/11 became a day for Christians, Muslims, Jewish people, and everyone else to step over

boundaries and walk kindly with “the other,” the way Martin Luther King Day has become a day for community service? What better way Bart to build a pathCampolo way to peace? The original Community idea was to Press guest organize one big columnist cross-boundary walk in New York City, but officials there encouraged us to sponsor smaller walks instead. Now the idea is for lots of people – people like you –

to organize 9/11 Walks in their own neighborhoods. Now handfuls of members from churches, mosques, synagogues, community groups, and families around the world are inviting each other to

meet up on that afternoon. Here in Ohio, a walk is already scheduled for 2 p.m. at Cincinnati’s Eden Park, but why go that far when you could easily organize your own 9/11 Walk in your own community? A quick visit to will prove that this really is a simple, do-ityourself peacemaking initiative. All it takes is a few minutes, a few phone calls, and a little bit of hope and courage. This year, on 9/11, take a stand. Better still, take a walk! Bart Campolo is the outreach coordinator with Abraham Path, an international human rights organization. He is also a neighborhood minister with the Walnut Hills Fellowship.

Battling election shenanigans Suppose that when you went to vote on your school tax levy this fall the drafters of the measure had a surprise waiting for you. Fearing that it would fail, what if they had it worded in such a way that if someone voted no, they’d be voting in favor of the levy, and if someone voted yes, they’d be voting against it? It’s easy for lawyers to tinker with legalese. Replacing a few heretofores with some notwithstandings would probably do the trick. Oh yeah, they’d also probably have to add a couple of pursuants. Under current Ohio law, it would be perfectly legal for them to draft an issue this way. Fortunately, this kind of trickery almost never happens in Ohio because all ballot issues have to be approved in advance by the Ohio Ballot Board and the board generally frowns on trickery. Unless it is the board’s own. In March, Gov. John Kasich signed Senate Bill 5 into law. This law significantly curtailed the collective bargaining preroga-

tives of Ohio’s state employees and it’s part of Kasich’s attempt to rein in state spending. Opponents of the law recently gathered enough James Delp signatures that Community on Nov. 8 voters Press guest will get a chance strike down columnist to this law. Collective bargaining is a complicated topic and Ohio’s voters have a long history of voting against complicated ballot measures. They’d rather vote against something than vote in favor an issue they do not understand. That’s their call. Last week, opponents of Senate Bill 5 sweet-talked the Ohio Ballot Board into letting them draft this fall’s issue in such a way that a no vote passes the proposal and a yes vote strikes it down. Sweet-talking the ballot board probably wasn’t too difficult since,

as state employees themselves, surely the board disliked Senate Bill 5. Because the collective bargaining law already exists, a no vote this time will be ushering in a change since it will strike down current law, while a yes vote will be keeping things the same by upholding current law. So now all the people who vote no on this fall’s collective bargaining issue because it is too complicated will be inadvertently voting in favor of it instead. This thwarts their intent. Regardless of whether Ohio would be better off with or without Senate Bill 5, there is a greater legal principle at stake here regarding the integrity of Ohio’s electoral process. Our nation was founded on the principle that a majority of the people are right about things a majority of the time. If semantic trickery is used to defeat the intent of this voters, then we are defeating this principle. Ohio needs a law that specifi-

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Northwest Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: northwestpress@ Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Northwest Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. cally says that all ballot proposals must be drafted in such a way that a no vote will keep things the same and a yes vote will usher in change. That way, if you vote no on a measure you’ll be sure to be voting against it. Whether you understand it or not. James Delp is a house painter who lives in Colerain Township.

Details about public employees, SS I received a number of inquiries after my column appeared about public employees and their Social Security benefits. Allow me to take the opportunity to clarify a few points. Everyone born in 1929 or later needs 40 Social Security credits to be eligible for retirement benefits. You can earn up to four credits per year, so you will need to work at least 10 years to become eligible for retirement benefits. If you become disabled before age 62, the number of credits needed for entitlement to disability benefits depends on your age at the time you become disabled. The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) provides that a modified benefit formula is used to figure the amount of a retired or disabled worker’s Social Security benefit (and the benefits of the worker’s family members) if the worker also receives a pension based on his or her non-covered employment. While benefits are lower using

the modified WEP formula, they are never eliminated. The provision primarily affects workers if they earned a pension in any job where Sue Denny they did not pay Community Social Security and they Press guest taxes also worked in columnist other jobs long enough to qualify for a Social Security benefit. For example, WEP affects Social Security benefits when any part of a person’s federal service after 1956 is covered under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). However, federal service where Social Security taxes are withheld (Federal Employees’ Retirement System) will not reduce Social Security benefit amounts. The Windfall Elimination Provision affects many workers in

Ohio, including members of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), and the State Employees Retirement System (SERS). The provision may apply if: • You reached 62 after 1985; or • You became disabled after 1985; and • You first became eligible for a monthly pension (including a foreign pension) based on work where you did not pay Social Security taxes after 1985, even if you are still working. The provision does not apply if: • You are a federal worker first hired after Dec. 31, 1983; • You were employed on Dec. 31, 1983, by a nonprofit organization that did not withhold Social Security taxes from your pay at first, but then began withholding Social Security taxes from your pay; • Your only pension is based on railroad employment;

• The only work you did where you did not pay Social Security taxes was before 1957; or • You have 30 or more years of substantial earnings under Social Security. In future columns, I will discuss what happens when a worker has at least 30 years of substantial Social Security earnings and a non-covered government pension. I will also provide more information about the Government Pension Offset (GPO), a law affecting workers with a government pension based on work that was not covered by Social Security who also want to collect Social Security benefits as a spouse or widow(er). Need more information? Visit our web portal for government employees at Sue Denny is Social Security’s metropolitan Cincinnati public affairs specialist. If you have Social Securityrelated questions, email her at

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The 22nd Annual Taste of Colerain offered food, activities, rides and entertainment. 2-year-old Faith Eppinghoff, grooves to the sounds of the Naked Karate Girls. She came to the Taste with her grandparents, Mike and Linda Pies, who say they come to the Taste of Colerain every year.






When it’s all said and done, the Taste of Colerain is all about food. Tyler Keller, 8, digs in to his Seasame Chicken, which he said was terrific. He came to the Taste with parents Mike and Tina Keller, and his little sister, Hayley. The family is from Green Township. Toby Coby helps granddaughter Rebecca Debbaby as she rides a pony at the Taste of Colerain.

Community celebrates 22nd Annual Taste of Colerain

Courtney Roeck, 4, tries out her fishing skills and wins a prize. She came to Taste of Colerain with her grandma and grandpa, Jerry and Jan Roeck.

The 22nd Annual Taste of Colerain offered food, activities, rides and entertainment. Kyle Hunter, 20, managed 14 chin-ups at the Marine's tent.

There’s shrimp on the barbie! Brian Tobergta tends a shrimp-kabob for the Party Platter’s Island Shrimp Skewer.

The weather was good, the entertainment fun and the food was great. Colerain Township throws its annual food fest and the party was a lot of fun. White Oak resident Matt Reardon eventually broke this hammer in his attempt to win a prize driving a nail into the stump at the Fischer Homes booth.

The Fisher Homes girls were having a good time at the Taste. From left, Claudia and Amy Potter and Anna and Karen Brown.

Isabella Given, 2, tries out the magic in the wand she won playing games at the 22nd Annual Taste of Colerain. She is the daughter of Niki and Craig Given, Springfield Township.

Michele and Trevor Kipp get a coupon and beads from Walt Bushman. He was working for McCoy's, which had a booth at the food fest.


Chelsea Simpson, 5, Sarah Watson, 7, and Olivia Simpson, 7, dressed in net tutus and danced to the Naked Karate Girls.The trio also joined the flash mob on Friday night.

A flash mob hit the Taste of Colerain this year, as a large group danced through the Naked Karate Girls’ cover of the Run DMC hit “It’s Tricky.” You can find video of the flashmob at


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


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Colerain Township.


Digital Downloading Computer Class, 1-3 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Concludes Aug. 26. Learn to download photos, video, music and more to use in various applications. Center membership required. Ages 55 and up. $20. Registration required. 741-8802; Colerain Township. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 0


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


The History of Entertainment in Cincinnati, 3-4 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Hader Room. Cincinnati Heritage Programs of the Cincinnati Museum Center present series of four educational lectures focused on entertainment history in Cincinnati. Ages 50 and up. $10 for series. Presented by Cincinnati Museum Center. 8534100; College Hill.


Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Learn how some animals keep cool, then head outside to find your own ways to stay cool. Clothes that can get slight wet are suggested. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


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


Jazzercise, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $38 per month. 829-5009; Colerain Township.


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


St. John the Baptist Church Family Festival, 7 p.m.-midnight, St. John the Baptist Church-Colerain Township, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, Food, booths, rides, reverse raffle and entertainment. 385-8010. Colerain Township.


Art in the Parks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Queen City Art Club. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

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Potato Painting, 11 a.m.-noon, Mount Healthy Branch Library, 7608 Hamilton Ave., Celebrate Potato Day by painting with potato stamps. Ages 4-12. Sponsored by the Kersten Fund. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4469; Mount Healthy.


Bingo, 2-3 p.m., Greenhills Branch Library, 7 Endicott St., Prizes awarded. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4441; Greenhills.


Crusader CD Release Show, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Creeping Death, When the Sky Burns, Crosley Court and Audio Mayhem. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park. HEIDI FALLON/STAFF

The Farm Market of College Hill continues from 3-6:30 p.m. Thursdays at College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. For more information, call 542-0007 or visit Pictured at the opening of this year’s market are Billy Davis and Mazie Booth of Brighid Farms.


Women Who Inspire, 7 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., Performing Arts Center. Local women share their journeys. Hear their personal stories of challenge, inspiration and empowerment. Reception follows. $20. 681-1800, ext. 1150; College Hill.


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


St. John the Baptist Church Family Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. John the Baptist Church-Colerain Township, 385-8010. Colerain Township. Asian Food Fest, 4 p.m.-midnight, Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Road, Music, artistic performances and dances by local artist and regional talents, cultural food and craft vendors and Asian games for adults and children. Benefits Care2Share. $1. Presented by Care2Share. Through Aug. 21. 614-5999432; Springfield Township.


Health and Wellness Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wal-Mart, 1143 Smiley Ave. Information and materials, activities, demonstrations, drawings, giveaways and free services. Forest Park.


Carp Crazy Fishing Tournament, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Top three teams win awards and boathouse gift certificates. Registration begins at 7 a.m. $30 per two-person team, including boat rental; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 931-1849; Springfield Township. Northwest Boosters Association Bingo Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, Cafeteria. Early Bird Bingo/Instants begin 6 p.m. Benefits School district’s athletic equipment, extracurricular expenses and facility upgrades. 7297504; Colerain Township. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 1

FESTIVALS St. John the Baptist Church Family Festival, Noon-10 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church-Colerain Township, Chicken dinner and alcohol available. 385-8010. Colerain Township. Asian Food Fest, 2-10 p.m., Kolping Center, $1. 614-599-9432; Springfield 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. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Through Oct. 30. 598-5732; Green Township.


Ohio’s Bats, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Separate fact from fiction and learn about these beneficial residents. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Bustin’ Science Myths, 1-4 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Amphitheater. Separate science fact from science fiction with hands-on experiments. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


Goodtimers Freedom Ride, 11 a.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Music by Bob Cushing at 9 a.m. Party music by Sonny Moorman, Dangerous Jim and the Rock & Roll All Stars, and Final Order. Registration 9 a.m. Old fashioned poker run. Party at 2:30 p.m. Benefits GoodTimers and the Michael Bany Foundation. $15 rider, $5 passenger, $5 party only. Registration required. 521-7340; Colerain Twp.

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


Lakeridge Funfest - Fiesta, 1-5 p.m., Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road, Fiestathemed dance. Admission includes soft drinks, beer, snacks, door prizes, photo booth, and dancing. Music by DJ Larry Robers. $10. 521-1112. Colerain Township. M O N D A Y, A U G . 2 2


Evening Adult Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor Lynn Carroll leads stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises. Bring a mat or purchase one for $10. $25 for six classes, $5 each. Through Dec. 19. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Jazzercise, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $38 per month. 829-5009; Colerain Township.


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

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Art in the Parks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, Queen City Art Club. Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Colerain Township.


Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave., Bring your own board games, other games also provided. Play games from all genres and eras. Free. 9231985; Mount Healthy.


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


Everyday Spirituality, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Series teaches how to bring more spirituality into life. Based on book and video series, “Spiritual Literacy.” Free baby-sitting with advance notice. Free. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown.

Jazzercise, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $38 per month. 829-5009; Colerain Township.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Mount Healthy Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave., Cafeteria. Benefits Mount Healthy school athletics. $6-$26. 729-0131; Mount Healthy.


Sell Your Stuff: Flea Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road.Set-up time begins 8 a.m. Benefits Joy Community Church. 662-4569; Monfort Heights.


Origami With Nick, 4-5 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Learn to make simple origami item. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4478; Forest Park.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road, Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Bridgetown. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 2 3


Art in the Parks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Queen City Art Club., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Wormburners, 8-10 a.m., The Mill Course, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Senior men golfers, ages 55 and up. Golf and picnics. New members welcome. $30. Through Sept. 27. 923-3808; email Springfield Township. THANKS TO HOLLY YURCHISON

The Showboat Majestic presents “Art of Murder,” a murder mystery and comedy, through Aug. 28. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and a 7 p.m. show on Sunday, Aug. 21. Tickets are $17, and $16, seniors and students. Visit or call 513-241-6550. Pictured are performers: Mike Hall, left, Leah Strasser and Molly Massa.


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


The Western & Southern Open wraps up this week at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, with the men’s and women’s semifinals at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 and the finals at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Roger Federer, pictured at the open last year with his title trophy, will defend his 2010 title, as will Kim Clijsters. Matches are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 1719. For tickets, visit


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A few simple, tasty snacks to pack for lunch Is the summer flying by for you as quickly as it is for me? Already the kids are talking about buying school supplies. And parents are thinking about what they’re going to pack in lunches. Here’s some ideas to help out.

On the go chewy bars

Granola bars are so popular now. This is a nice, all purpose bar, good for breakfast on the go or to pack into lunches. Feel free to substitute just about anything for the chocolate chips, or use half chocolate chips and half dried fruit, nuts, whatever. 41⁄2 cups oats 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 ⁄3 cup butter, softened 1 ⁄2 cup honey 1 ⁄3 cup packed brown sugar, dark or light 2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips or dried fruit (raisins, diced apricots, your choice)

with crispier bars. Let cool for a few minutes and then press the mixture down again – you can use mitts, foil, whatever. This will make it easier to cut into squares or bars and you can cut the bars right in the pan. Let bars cool completely in pan before removing. Makes two to three dozen.

the nuts and seeds. Place in bowl. Use your food processor to pulse the other 11⁄2 cups of nuts and seeds into a finer “chop.” Add to bowl. Add fruit. Stir in coconut. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix oil, honey, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Cook until mixture bubbles, then pour over the fruit/nut mixture and mix well. Press into sprayed or parchment lined pan. Press hard and cool two to three hours.

Grain, gluten and dairy free granola bars

From Julie, a Kentucky reader who works in a day care facility. “I got this recipe from a mom who has a child with allergies to grains, gluten and dairy.”

Rita’s cherry pecan bars

Check out my blog at and our website version of this column for these favorites.


2 ⁄2 cups assorted nuts and seeds 1 cup dried fruit 2 cups shredded coconut 1 ⁄4 cup coconut oil 1 ⁄2 cup honey 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 2-3 teaspoons cinnamon

Buttermilk pancakes

Out of all the pancakes I make, these are my husband, Frank, and grandson Luke’s favorite. Leftovers microwave pretty well, too. You can sprinkle on chopped fruit, blueberries,

Roughly chop 1 cup of

1 egg 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon ea: baking soda and powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt Mix egg, buttermilk and vanilla together. Add rest of ingredients. Let sit a few minutes before cooking on buttered griddle or pan. Makes about six pancakes, 5 to 6 inches diameter.


⁄3 cup fresh lemon juice

Bring 3 quarts salted water to boil. Add carrots and cook until crisp tender, about eight minutes. Drain. Melt butter in skillet and stir in sugar and lemon juice. Add carrots and cook, until sauce is reduced to a syrup glaze, about five minutes. Serves six.

Can you help?

La Normandy’s chicken cordon bleu. For Mary Bolan. “It had a nice mornay sauce topping it.” Diabetic sugar free

Lemon glazed carrots

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August 17, 2011

Low-interest ‘checks’ turn out to be not so convenient You’ve probably received one of those so called “Convenience Checks” from your credit card company offering you a very low interest rate on money you wish to borrow. But, before you take advantage of those checks you need to know about an unexpected drawback. Mary Lehman, Amberley Village, says she was very happy with the offer that came with her convenience checks. “I could get a zero percent APR by using these checks for 15 months. Now, there’s a small fee, I think it’s 3 percent. I was going to use it to refinish my floors,” she

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upset because the letter that came with the convenience checks recommends using them to pay for such things as home improvements. Although the idea of not having to repay the money for up to 15 months is very enticing, Lehman says she wants to warn everyone. “As tempting as these checks are, do not use them to pay contractors. Take the extra time to put it in your bank first and then pay the contractor afterwards with your credit card,” she says. Visa tells me banks sending out convenience checks are responsi-

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More than 300 walkers and runners participated in the inaugural Walk of Angels 5K Run/Walk at Spring Grove cemetery. The event raised more than $5,000 for a teen driving program and soccer fee scholarships.

Walk of Angels raises money and memories Gannett News Service Kortney Pifher thought she would be composed Sunday as 300 people gathered at Spring Grove Cemetery for the First Annual Walk of Angels she organized in honor of three friends who died in car crashes. But when she sounded the starter buzzer, tears flowed. The 19-year-old Ohio State University student ducked behind a tree, then emerged, her smile back in place. “It’s emotional to see it all come together,” said Pifher, of Colerain Township. “I hope they’re smiling down on us.” Pifher and her friends -all from the Colerain Township area -- played soccer together since they were 12 years old for the club soccer team Corpus Christi Blaze, but two separate crashes claimed the lives of Pifher’s friends. In May of 2007, 14year-old Lauren Dietz and 15-year-old Miranda Phelps were killed when their driver lost control and crashed into a wooded ravine. Two years later Jessica Phillips, 17, died after crashing while driving on I-275. The course took runners and walkers past the graves of two of the girls who are buried at Spring Grove. Pifher said honoring the girl’s memory was something she wanted to do, but decided in April this was the year after rummaging

through some drawers seeing the girls’ funeral cards. “When you play with girls from the time you are 11 and 12 years old, you become more than teammates, you become friends,” Pifher said. “Their families become your families.” She remembers Jessica’s comments, Lauren laughing 90 percent of the time and Miranda’s, loud, distinctive voice as she ran up the sideline. Eric Bayer, 20, of Colerain Township, knew the girls and came to the walk after hearing about it through social media. “It was great to all come back together,” he said. “It was a chance to talk and catch up and remember our friends.” Skip Phelps, Miranda’s father, called the event “amazing.” “It’s something Kortney could do that makes a difference in the community and keeps Miranda, Lauren and Jessica’s memory alive,” he said. The event raised more than $5,000, Pifher said. The money will be used to start a scholarship for kids who want to play competitive soccer team, but can’t afford the club/camp fees and to sponsor teens through “Driving Angels,” a safety driving course that was started in the memory of Lauren and Miranda and teaches teens safe driving tips and the dangers of distracted driving.

The Greater Cincinnati performing Arts Society has its lineup set for the 20112012 season. The series starts with guitarist Tommy Emmanuel on Friday, Sept. 23 at The Aronoff Performing Arts Center, downtown. “We are really thrilled with the line up slated for this season and the variety of styles and genres represented,” says Pete Ellerhorst, president of the organization. “We have some old favorites and some new faces, all who are guaranteed to please.” The society will be pairing up this year with Outback Concerts of Nashville to co-promote the show at the Aronoff. “Tommy’s popularity and demand have skyrocketed to the point where we had to move to a larger venue. Tommy’s management felt that Outback’s experience in handling the larger venue was a good fit but they also wanted to make sure we were still involved with the show. We really appreciate that,” Ellerhorst said. The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society is a nonprofit charity that is using the proceeds from the series to help support local Catholic elementary schools. “This is something that is very important to me as I am a product of Catholic education and all of my children are products of Catholic education,” said Ellerhorst. “Many of these schools are critical to the communities in which they reside and the track record is unparalleled. Our mission is to help those who want a values based education for their children but may need some financial assistance.” The second show will feature R & B legend Bettye Lavette on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the McAuley Performing Arts Center, 6000 Oakwood Ave. Lavette’s most recent CD, “Impressions: The British Rock Songbook,” was nominated for the 2011 Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Texas Guitar Women will make another appearance led by five time Grammy winner Cindy Cashdollar and an entourage of some of the best female blues and

Emmanuel Webb roots players in the industry. The line up will also feature Carolyn Wonderland, who performed as one of the headliners at the Cincinnati Blues Festival two years ago. The performance will be at the College of Mount St. Joseph theater on Delhi Pike. A concert on Saturday, Jan. 21, will feature legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb. “We are really thrilled to have Jimmy in the line up this year,” Ellerhorst said. “He is one of the greatest songwriters of our generation. What’s great is hearing the stories and inspirations behind the songs. This is where the magic begins and many of the stories are really pretty humorous”. Webb’s songs have won numerous Grammys and include “Wichita Lineman,” McArthur Park,” “Galveston,” “Up, Up and Away” and “By The Time I Get To Phoenix.” The show will take place at the St. Xavier Performance Center at St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road. A cappella will be the theme Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the St. Xavier Performance Center when threetime Juno nominee Cadence takes the stage. “Cadence has become a favorite with our series,” Ellerhorst said. “Not only will these guys blow you away with their voices, they are fabulous entertainers and will have you singing all the way home”. Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours will bring their world of fictional Pine View Heights to town Saturday, March 31. Complete with Pompadour hairdo and bowling shirts and flamingos, the “Troubs” lay out a night of fun, laughter and even a few tears as they serve up a big piece of Americana. Antsy McClain is an accomplished artist, writer and poet with an uncanny zest for life and a remarkable sense of humor. “I have had people email me and tell me Antsy’s show was the greatest show

they have seen in their life,” said Ellerhorst. “He makes people feel good and everyone has the most incredible amount of fun. I have people asking about Antsy every season. Everyone loves him.” The series wraps up on Saturday, May 5, with 1964 the Tribute, longest running Beatles tribute band in the world. “I have seen a number of tribute bands, and these guys nail it,” said Ellerhorst. “I am a big Beatles fan

myself, so I have a tendency to be pretty picky. 1964 The Tribute replicates a live Beatles performance. They have studied hours and hours of footage and have perfected the motions, stage banter, everything. I am amazed every time I watch them.” The show takes place at the McAuley Performing Arts Center. Information on the series and tickets can be obtained by going to www. or by calling 513-484-0157.

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August 17, 2011

Students use grant to reach seniors A grant from Target brought students from St. Ignatius School and seniors from Bayley Place together. Before the last day of school, Saint Ignatius Loyola School brightened the day and the surroundings of residents at Bayley Place. Fifth graders planted flowers, played bingo, provided crafts, and enjoyed lunch with the seniors living

in the Delhi community. The activities were provided by a grant from the Target Foundation submitted by teacher Doug Donoghue. While participating in the activities throughout the day, students and residents were encouraged to ask each other questions and learn from each other. "I thought it was really fun and loved meeting a former navy seal and

astronaut,” commented fifth-grader Joey Kemper. “The day exceeded my expectations,” said Donoghue. “The students were extremely open to beautifying the grounds and talking to the residents. Even though we were outside of the classroom for the day, the students had a valuable and unforgettable learning experience.”

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Teacher honored for volunteer service Martha Barney of White Oak was honored for her 10 years of volunteer service to Crayons to Computers at the group’s annual picnic this summer. Barney works on Monday afternoons, assisting teachers. A teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes School, she is one of 170 volunteers who help Crayons to Computers serve 100,000 students annually. Crayons to Computers is a free store where teachers

can collect free supplies for their needy students and classrooms. The agency serves a 16county region in the greater Cincinnati area. The non-profit depends on the generosity of the community to keep its shelves full for needy children. To make a donation or for further information, visit the website at www.crayons or call 513482-3290.

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Chip Schneider recently was inducted in the United Parcel Service’s Circle of Honor, the company’s highest level of defensive driving recognition. Circle of Honor drivers have 25 years or more years of accident-free driving. Schneider lives in Colerain Township with his wife Gina, pictured with him, and sons Brian and Ben.

TV, computer recycling open until Oct. The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District began collecting obsolete computer equipment and televisions from Hamilton County residents May 2. To date, 174,454 pounds of computer equipment and televisions have been collected. This free program will be open until Oct. 31 at 2trg, 11085 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. County residents interested in participating in this program can drop-off their unwanted computer

equipment/TVs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Residents must bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill, in order to participate. This program prohibits the acceptance of computer equipment/TVs from businesses, churches, schools and non-profit organizations. The Computer & TV Recycling Drop-Off program will also be open on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program will be closed on Sept. 5.

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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations

Christopher H. Lesniak, born 1969, drug abuse, 2568 W. North Bend Road, Aug. 3. Christopher H. Lesniak, born 1969, illegal possession of prescription drugs, tampering with evidence, 2568 W. North Bend Road, Aug. 3. Harold Grant, born 1958, forgery, 5430 Colerain Ave., Aug. 3. Kelee Jane Stotts, born 1969, taking contraband into a corrections facility, drug abuse, illegal possession of prescription drugs, 2568 W. North Bend Road, Aug. 3. Michael Howard, born 1986, domestic violence, 5552 Colerain Ave., Aug. 3. Neivial Myles, born 1993, menacing, 4861 Hawaiian Terrace, Aug. 3. Renee Williams, born 1984, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2568 W. North Bend Road, Aug. 3. Kyann Ruff, born 1990, domestic violence, theft $300 to $5,000, 2516 Kipling Ave., Aug. 5.



4940 Hawaiian Terrace, Aug. 1. 5125 Colerain Ave. No. 6, Aug. 1. 2672 W. North Bend Road, Aug. 4.


2735 Hillvista Lane No. 9, Aug. 1. Criminal damaging/endangering 2605 Chesterfield Court, Aug. 1.


4874 Hawaiian Terrace, Aug. 1. 5465 Kirby Ave., Aug. 2. 2978 High Forest Lane No. 511, Aug. 4.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

2605 Chesterfield Court, Aug. 1.


Aahshira Akins, 22, 5468 Bahama Terrace, child endangering at 9501 Colerain Ave., July 20. Christopher Bill, 32, 7 Cherrywood Lane, obstructing official business at 9440 Colerain Ave., July 28. Alfonso Chalk, 23, 108 Green, drug possession, tampering with evidence at 8451 Colerain Ave., July 25. Janice Coffey, 66, 10278 Willow Drive, domestic violence at 11021 Hamilton Ave., July 31. Fred Cook, 65, 3243 Sovereign, disorderly conduct intoxicated at 3243 Sovereign, July 29. Philip Demino, 48, 3242 Harry Lee, disorderly conduct intoxicated at 7503 Boleyn Drive, July 28. Matthew Gorman, 30, 1178 Ridge-

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brook Lane, operating vehicle intoxicated at 2473 Houston Road, July 31. Brandon Halas, 21, 4519 Poole Road, drug possession at 4519 Poole Road, July 25. Randall Long, 27, 8835 Neptune, drug possession at 2272 Walden Glen Circle, July 28. Jessica Marlowe, 27, 2125 McKinley, obstructing official business at 2449 Cornwall Drive, July 30. Stacey Miller, 20, 933 Justis Road, possession of marijuana at 6481 Bridgetown , July 26. Dominick Petrocelle, 42, 9121 Coogan Drive, criminal damaging at 9121 Coogan Drive, July 27. Bryan Reynolds, 21, 5243 Hanley Road, disorderly conduct at 9051 Colerain Ave., July 31. Tyler Schmidt, 28, 23391 Bright Woods Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at 2656 Banning , July 27. Jessica Smith, 30, 2195 Clara Street, theft, criminal trespassing at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., July 7. Darryl Smith, 22, 11755 Elkwood Drive, drug possession at 2272 Walden Glen Circle, July 28. Keith Worley, 21, 3534 Redskin Drive, theft at 9970 Colerain Ave., July 26. Keith Worley, 21, 3534 Redskin Drive, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., July 26. Juvenile male, 12, vandalism at 3433 Banning Road, July 24. Juvenile male, 11, vandalism at 3205 Lapland, July 24. Juvenile male, 18, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., July 22. Juvenile male, 12, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., July 22. Juvenile male, 13, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., July 22. Juvenile male, 10, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., July 22. Juvenile male, 14, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., July 22. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., July 21. Juvenile male, 15, criminal trespassing at 11109 Hamilton Ave., July 28.

Reports/Incidents Aggravated robbery

Victim threatened with firearm at 3651 Ripplegrove, July 28.


Victim struck at 2790 Houston Road, July 24. Victim struck at 7451 Colerain Ave., July 29.

Assault, theft

Victim struck, cell phone of unknown value removed at 3167 Regal Lane, July 30.

Breaking and entering

Weed eater valued at $350 removed at 2471 Banning Road, July 26.


Residence entered and camera and checks of unknown value removed at 2714 Merriway Lane, July 28. Residence entered and computer, Wii, stereo, DVD players, cell phones of unknown value removed at 2432 Impala Drive, July 27. Residence entered at 2454 Schon Drive, July 27. Residence entered and game system, camera, TV, laptop, jewelry valued at $2, 200 removed at 10136 Arborwood Drive, July 27. Residence entered and karaoke, vacuum, scooter of unknown value removed at 9117 Neil Drive, July 27. Residence entered and copper piping of unknown value removed at 2825 Jonrose Ave., July 25. Residence entered and jewelry valued at $425 removed at 9470 Haddington Court, July 28. Attempt made at 3290 Niagara Street, July 27. Residence entered and pistol, welder, currency, medication of unknown value removed at 10288 October Drive, July 26. Residence entered and flatscreen, laptop, Wii and PlayStation valued at $750 removed at 2928 Banning Road, July 29. Residence entered and TV of unknown value removed at 9852 Weik Road, July 25. Residence entered at 2799 Rumford Court, July 26.

Criminal damaging

Windows damaged at 7451 Colerain Ave., July 27. Screen door handle damaged at 3441 Lumberwill Court, July 27. Mailbox and post damaged at 2910 Regal Lane, July 30. Mailbox of unknown value removed at 10186 Owl Creek Lane, Aug. 2. Tire damaged at 3368 Niagara Street, July 30. Decorations damaged at 9278 Neil Drive, July 27.

Criminal mischief

Eggs thrown at home at 9720 Sacramento , July 24. Nails thrown in pool at 9173 Trinidad, July 27.

Forgery, receiving stolen property

Stolen check forged at 9430 Colerain Ave., July 21.

Forgery, theft

Forged signature on BMV title at 9561 Flick Road, July 22.

Identity theft

Attempt made at 10160 Snowflake, July 28.

Public indecency

Reported at 11865 Hamilton Ave., July 31.


Merchandise valued at $100 removed at 10160 Colerain Ave., July 25. Shoes and computer valued at $1,300 removed at , July 27. Vehicle entered and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 2345 W. Galbraith Road, July 27. Powerwheel and huffy bike of unknown value removed at 7865 Tucson Court, July 25. Laptop, Ipod, camera, power tools, CD player, blue ray player, gift cards and cell phone valued at $2,700 removed at 8252 Firshade, July 25. Papers of unknown value removed at 9011 Coogan Drive, July 27. Firearm of unknown value removed at 2809 Town Terrace, July 25. Bike of unknown value removed at 9800 Loralinda Drive, July 28. Jewelry of unknown value removed at 2319 Walden Glen Circle, July 27. Card taken without consent at 2317 Lincoln Ave., July 26. Medication of unknown value removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., July 28. TV of unknown value removed at 9852 Weik Road, July 26. Medication of unknown value removed at 9191 Roundtop Road, July 29. Rail pipes of unknown value removed at 9646 Stadia Drive, Aug. 1. Vehicle entered and radio valued at $100 removed at 3225 Sovereign Drive, July 26. Concert tickets, purse and license of unknown value removed at 6525 Blue Rock Road, July 26. AC unit of unknown value removed at 9600 Sacramento Street, July 26. $53,339 in currency removed at 8260 Sandy Lane, July 28. Flower pot of flowers valued at $30 removed at 4117 Eddystone Drive, July 27. Lottery tickets valued at $66 removed at 11435 Hamilton Ave., July 26. Stereo valued at $90 removed at 2857 Commodore, July 26. Merchandise valued at $280 removed at 2833 Commodore Lane, July 26. Checks of unknown value removed at 3787 Poole Road, July 25. Cell phone valued at $250 removed at 3737 Stone Creek Blvd., July 15. CDs of unknown value removed at 9820 Colerain Ave., July 31. Lighters removed at 3114 Springdale Road, July 27. Jewelry valued at $54.98 removed at 9040 Colerain Ave., July 31.

Theft, criminal damaging

Violation of protection order


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Lucy R. Hein, 48, 5649 Biscayne Ave., theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 22. Chantell Edens, 19, 570 Pedretti, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., July 23. Dominique Foster, 26, 710 W. 12th St., theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., July 23. Kimani J. Hester, 18, 3232 Wad Ave., theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., July 23. Juvenile, 17, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., July 23.

Drew M. Mattingly, 22, 245 Monitor Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated and open container at Harrison Avenue & Rybolt Road, July 24. Ajabar McCluskey, 28, 544 Elm St., possession of drugs at Glenway Avenue & Karen Avenue, July 24. Benjamin P. Bloebaum, 23, 5527 Fairwood, burglary, attempted burglary and receiving stolen property at 5527 Fairwood, July 28. Billilou E. Sanders, 22, no address listed, theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., July 25. Juvenile, 16, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 25. Lisa O. Smiley, 37, 1837 De Armand Ave., assault at 3474 North Bend Road, July 25. Victor S. Taylor, 51, 2844 Queen City Ave. No. 2, theft at 5830 Harrison Ave., July 26. Craig Feist, 53, 4310 Regency Ridge, theft at 5830 Harrison Ave., July 26. Derrick Whitbeck, 23, 235 Elbern Ave., obstructing justice at 6148 Bridgetown Road, July 26. Stacey Miller, 20, 933 Justis Road, possession of marijuana at 6400 block Bridgetown Road, July 26. Allen S. Brown, 24, 1363 Sunset Drive, drug possession at 6400 block Bridgetown Road, July 26.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery

Suspect armed with a knife stolen several packs of screws from Home Depot at 6300 Glenway Ave., July 24.

Breaking and entering

Miter saw, assorted tools, socket set, reciprocating saw and a weed trimmer stolen from home’s garage at 5868 Childs Ave., July 22. Assorted copper tubing and fittings stolen from garage at 4151 Race Road, July 23. Camcorder, portable DVD player, paint sprayer, power washer and a television stolen from garage at 3658 Neiheisel Ave., July 24. Several power tools stolen from home’s garage at 3543 Moonridge, July 25. Lock broken on home’s shed during break in attempt, but nothing found missing at 3611 Sandal Lane, July 25. Two valve covers, coil pack, tool box, assorted hand tools and a piston compression set stolen from home’s garage at 3863 Church Lane, July 26. Two welders stolen from home’s garage at 3686 Eyrich Road, July 26. Television stolen from storage unit at Simply Self Storage at 3570 West Fork Road No. 255, July 27.


Two watches, two rings, bracelet and a laptop computer stolen from home at 1447 Van Blaricum, July 23. Door broken on home during burglary attempt, but complainant was not certain what was stolen at 5851 Wilmer Road, July 24. Computer, camera and five rings stolen from home at 3749 Aurora Ave., July 24. Vacant home broken into, but nothing found missing at 3906 Gary Court, July 25. Money, earrings and two rings stolen from home at 3152 Werkshire Estates, July 25. Suspect attempted to enter home, but was unsuccessful at 3979 Drew Ave., July 25. Revolver, two televisions, video game, two laptop computers and a lock box with money stolen from home at 4050 Westwood Northern

Blvd., July 26. Front door forced open on home, but entry was not gained at 5889 Farlook Drive, July 27.

Criminal damaging

Graffiti spray-painted on three construction vehicles at 5150 North Bend Road, July 25. Window broken on vehicle at 5502 Lawrence Road, July 27.

Criminal mischief

Pizza sauce, cheese, ham and pepperoni dumped on vehicle at 6455 Green Oak Court, July 24.

Domestic dispute

Argument between family members at Devils Backbone, July 24.


Money, credit card and sunglasses stolen from vehicle at 5741 Opengate Court, July 22. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 5880 Devon Court, July 22. Money stolen from vehicle at 5810 Gold Dust Court, July 22. Laptop computer, computer case and paperwork stolen from vehicle at 5686 Gold Dust Court, July 22. Three rings stolen from home at 6140 Sharlene Drive, July 23. Scrap steel stolen from Feldkamp Enterprises at 3642 Muddy Creek Road, July 23. License plate stolen from vehicle at 3668 Summerdale Lane, July 24. Vehicle stolen from apartment parking lot at 6786 Harrison Ave., July 24. GPS stolen from vehicle at 6713 Southknoll, July 24. Cell phone stolen from victim at Washington & Westwood Northern Boulevard, July 24. Briefcase stolen from vehicle at 6198 Taylor Road, July 25. Lawn statue stolen from home’s front yard at 5475 Northglen Road, July 25. GPS and miscellaneous tools stolen from vehicle at 3580 Rickshire Drive, July 25. Money stolen from register at Family Dollar at 5449 North Bend Road, July 25. Money stolen from vehicle at 3596 Sandal Lane, July 25. Car stereo, wallet, two bank cards and a credit card stolen from one vehicle; LCD screen, bracelet and gold chain stolen from second vehicle; and a dirt bike stolen from trailer at 5655 Muddy Creek, July 26. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 4628 Ebenezer Road, July 26. Food stamp card stolen from victim at 6788 Harrison Ave. No. 19, July 26. Handgun fell from vehicle trunk during a move and victim could not locate it in roadway at West Fork Road & Kleeman Road, July 27. Handgun and box stolen from home at 2906 Timberview Drive, July 27. Wallet and contents stolen when left behind on counter at Dollar Tree at 5975 Colerain Ave., July 27. Batteries stolen from 12 vehicles at Dissinger’s Auto at 4290 Harrison Ave., July 27. Money and a ring stolen from home at 5156 North Bend Crossing No. 120, July 27.



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On the record DEATHS

Clarence E. Compton, Green Township, died Aug. 6. He was maintenance supervisor for the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. He was an Army veteran. Survived by children Greg (Rosa), Gary (Kay), Jeffrey Compton Compton, Pamela (Mark) Ball; grandchildren Michele, Brandon, Marilyn Ball, Angela, Maria, Greg Jr. Compton; great-granddaughter Emilie Ball; brothers- and sisters-in-law. Preceded in death by wife Marilyn Klei Compton, parents James, Ethel Compton, seven siblings. Services were Aug. 12 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Ernie Cornelius

Ernie Cornelius died Aug. 8. He was a barber. Survived by wife Shirley Cornelius; children Keith (Betty), Ernie (Cathy) Cornelius; grandchildren Jessica, Melissa, Nathanael, Arron, Eric, Zachery, Krysta; siblings Jerry, Jimmy, Nancy, Sue, Joel; five greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by son Eric Cornelius, brother Dan. Services were Aug. 12 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Kidney Foundation.

Melva Donovan

Melva Elaine Donovan, 89, Green Township, died Aug. 5. Survived by daughters Maureen (Roger) Niehaus, Sharon (Dave) Rotroff; grandchildren Tom (Kim), Alex Niehaus, Robin (Rick) Ridout, Stefanie (Andy) Busch, Leslie (John) Stepowoy, Donovan Stacie, Nick (Ashlie Hettinger) Rotroff, Patrick (Katie) Donovan; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Josh, Ryan, Elizabeth, Emma, Megan, Paige, Landon, Riley; sister Ceal (Paul) Hube; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husbands Thomas Noonan, Edward Donovan, sisters Rita (Harry) Meier, Claire Livingston. Services were Aug. 15 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home.

Marie Dreyer

Marie Seger Dreyer, 89, White Oak, died August 8. Survived by children Robert (Karen), Michael (Janet), Gregory (Nancy) Dreyer, Donna Gay, Susan (Roger) Elliott; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Omar Dreyer. Services were Aug. 11 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

William Eichler

William John Eichler Jr., 85, Springfield Township, died Aug. 5. He was co-owner and founder of Queen City Materials Handling. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the South Pacific, and a member of the Winton Masonic Lodge 614. Survived by children Gary (Karen) Eichler Sr., Sherlyn (Bob) Kimball; grandchildren Gary Jr., Bradley (Jen) Eichler, Amy (Christopher) Nitzsche, Heather (Jeff) Banker, Beth (Chris) Grobauskas; former wife Dorothy Eichler Holcomb; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother Albert Friend, four greatgrandsons. Services were Aug. 8 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Mercy Franciscan Terrace, 100 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215.

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Mary Figg

Mary Voorhees Figg, 90, White Oak, died Aug. 6. She was a longtime member of Garden Park Unity Church. Survived by siblings Millie Jenkins, Glenn Voorhees; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband William Figg Jr. Services were Aug. 10 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to Garden Park Unity Church.

Janet Frost

Janet Edna Frost, 70, Monfort Heights, died July 12. She was a kindergarten and accordion teacher. Survived by daughter Jennifer Frost-Cornish; sister Judith Hetzer; granddaughters Misti, Mandi Cornish. Preceded in death by parents Walter, Frost Violet Elbe. Services were July 18 at St. Paul United Church of Christ. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Paul United Church of Christ, 6997 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231.

Dianne Rogge

Dianne Malas Rogge, 72, Mount Healthy, died Aug. 2. Survived by husband Charles Rogge; children Cynthia (Timothy) Rohrkasse, Pamela (Steve) Hillenbrand, Charles (Laura) Rogge Jr., Melissa (Michael) Huddleston; grandchildren Timothy, Kristin, Brittany, Ashley, Brandon, Nicole, Tyler, Leah; siblings James Jr., Jeanne, Barry. Preceded in death by daughter Linda Rogge. Services were Aug. 5 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Lupus Foundation of America, PO Box 418629, Boston, MA 02241.

Earl Schneider

Earl E. Schneider, 92, White Oak, died Aug. 3. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by daughters Dona (Ken) Kramer, Susan (Tom) Schmitt; grandsons Tom, Andy Schmitt; great-grandchildren Katelyn, Abby, Mallory, Carter, Aubrey Schmitt; brother Leroy (Beverly) Schneider; brother-in-law Roy Babst. Preceded in death by wife Betty Jane Schneider. Services were Aug. 12 at the Llanfair Retirement Community Chapel. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Willard Walton

Willard “Smokey” Walton, 82, Mount Healthy, died Aug. 3. He was founder of Walton Distributing Company, family owned for over 59 years. Survived by sons Mike (Betsi),

Paul W. Weisgerber, 77, Green Township, died Aug. 4. He worked for Kahn’s, then Klug Bus Service after his retirement. He was a graduate of St. Catharine School and Elder High School. Survived by wife Carol Weisgerber; children Paul J. (Claudia), Gary (Angie), Kim Weisgerber, Pam (Steve) Issler; grandchildren Kevin, Greg, Randy Issler, Jamie, Ryan, Morgan Neiheisel, Sean, Brian Weisgerber, Gerardo Salinas; greatgrandchildren Jackson, Ella Salinas. Services were Aug. 9 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Stephen Winterman

Stephen H. “Grizz” Winterman, 47, White Oak, died Aug. 6. Survived by mother Lynn Winterman; siblings Michael, Jay Winterman, Suzanne (Greg) Francisco, Jenny (Jayme) Mulhollland; girlfriend Karen Huber; nieces and nephews Mairessa, Joey, Ian, Jessica, Kyle; great-niece and nephews Aubrianna, Aidan, Lukas; uncle Donald Kindt. Preceded in death by father Harry Winterman. Services were Aug. 11 at St. James. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Carlos Clark, 22, 8828 Desoto Drive, drug trafficking, failure to comply at Hamilton Avenue and Meredith Drive, Aug. 2. Daniel Sessum, 18, 1093 Hempstead Drive, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, Aug. 3. Owen Wilson, 29, 3236 Paprika Court, theft at 10800 block of Hamilton Avenue, Aug. 4. Clarence Cooper, 53, 3583 Reading Road, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, Aug. 4. Jan Stark, 22, 3627 Michigan Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Aug. 5. Robert Williams, 41, 1220 Dewey Ave., theft, attempted forgery at 8400 block of Winton Road, Aug. 5. Anthony Clements, 32, Dandridge, drug possession, obstructing official business at West Galbraith Road , Aug. 6. Marcus Bryant, 55, no address given, obstructing official business at

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10800 block of Birchridge Drive, Aug. 7. Clarence Stephens Jr., 51, 1721 Fallbrook Drive, domestic violence at 1721 Fallbrook Drive, Aug. 8. Kimberly Stephens, 39, 1721 Fallbrook Drive, domestic violence at 1721 Fallbrook Drive, Aug. 8.



4894 Winneste Ave. woman reported being hit in the face at 8300 block of Cottonwood Drive, Aug. 4.

Attempted breaking and entering

St. Xavier High School reported break-in attempt at 600 North Bend Road, July 14.

Attempted burglary

Woman reported attempted break-in at 8211 Galbraith Pointe Lane, July 15. Man reported break-in attempt at 8359 Roland Ave., July 29.


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Brenda Lee Hobbs, 45, Colerain Township, died Aug. 2. Survived by husband Charles Hobbs; daughters Brandi Newman, Carli Hobbs; mother Peggy Cormican; brothers Jimmy Cormican. Preceded in death by father James Cormican. Services were Aug. 6 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Brenda Hobbs Memorial Fund at any PNC Bank.

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Gary W. Inman, 61, Green Township, died Aug. 1. Survived by daughter Brandy (Bryan) Hamilton; siblings Dan (Pam) Inman, Donna (Bobby) Green; nieces and nephews Courtney, Cody, Jessica, Kenny, Montana. Preceded in death Inman by parents Kenneth, Dolores Inman. Services were Aug. 5 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

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7PM - Midnight 6PM - Midnight 12 noon - 10PM RIDES FOR KIDS • GAMES • RAFFLES • LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEKEND • LOTS OF FOOD & DRINK Directions: Take Colerain Ave. to Dry Ridge Rd. (1/4 mile north of I-275) turn left at Lowe’s

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Christine “Chris” Lorenz, 47, Green Township, died Aug. 5. Survived by parents Paul, Bernice Lorenz; siblings Carol (Brian) Bazeley, Ed, Andrew (Lisa) Lorenz; one niece and five nephews. Services were Aug. 9 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Aloysius Church Memorial Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Charles Michael Hofstetter, 65, died July 30. Survived by siblings Norma Ritter, JoAnn Cox, Doris Zeeck, Joseph “Donald,”, Fred “Bud,” David Hofstetter; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Joseph, Catherine Hofstetter, sister Jean Walton. Services were Aug. 3 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Madeira Health Care Center, 6940 Stiegler Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Gary (Karen), Bruce (Jan); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Dellaree. Services were Aug. 6 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

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Ruth Roll Goldschmidt, 90, White Oak, died Aug. 6. Survived by children Carol (the late John) Ford, Jo Ann (Rick) Voegele, Sandy (Dave) Marschner, Kathy (Ron) Gould, Gary (Peggy) Goldschmidt; siblings Rita Hauser, Mike, Bob, Butch Roll; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Howard Goldschmidt, siblings Dorothy Mersch. Preceded in death by brother Dick Roll. Services were Aug. 10 at St. Clement Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Mercy Franciscan Terrace Activities Department, 100 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215.




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Robert Calhoun Cassini, 58, formerly of Colerain Township, died July 28. He was a truck driver. Survived by wife Connie Cassini; children Robert Jr., Cynthia Cassini; grandson Robert (Trip) Cassini III; mother Gloria Cassini; siblings Tony, Connie, Cassini Laura Cassini, Nancy (Dean) Swartz, Sue (Doug) Norman. Preceded in death by father Robert Cassini. Services were Aug. 3 at Weigel Funeral Home.

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