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To make room for our high school football preview this week we moved the columns by Father Lou Guntzelman and Rita Heikenfeld. You can find them starting on page A8 this week.

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Police reach out to families with special needs By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

The Colerain Township Police Department is preparing a new program to reach out to residents with special needs. The Children And Residents Encounter Program will help residents with special needs when they require police services by providing information so officers are better prepared. Colerain Township Police Officer Nick McCarthy is spearheading the project. The program would start a voluntary registry of persons with special needs and cues to help officers who might come in contact with them as to how to best approach and offer help. The registry would also list caregivers, physical and behavioral characteristics and other helpful information, such as

The Children And Residents Encounter Program would start a voluntary registry of persons with special needs and cues to help officers who might come in contact with them as to how to best approach and offer help. where the person goes when upset. McCarthy said the registry, which would be confidential, would gather information, a photo and fingerprints to be used if officers were searching for the person or responding to a call at their home. McCarthy is familiar with special needs: His 8-year-old son has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. He started thinking about how much easier it would be for offi-

cers to understand the behaviors of people with special needs and he’s using his personal experience to help. McCarthy and project team members Lisa Doll and David Hubbard are planning an open forum at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Colerain Township Administration Building, 4200 Springdale Road. The forum, which is for residents with special needs and their families, would give parents or caregivers a chance to ask ques-

tions about the program and to register. It also allows residents with special needs to meet and be more comfortable with police and safety service personnel. “There will be food, drinks and a chance to see the vehicles and meet the officers,” McCarthy said. “We are trying to set a friendly tone.” McCarthy said he’s hoping area agencies that provide services to those with special needs will contact him to be part of the forum. “The registry and getting dispatchers to share that information when they send a unit would help,” he said. “Officers would know more about what they are walking into.” He said officers will also visit area group homes to gather information. Families should RSVP by calling 385-7504 or e-mailing nmccarthy@coleraintwp.org.

First glance at football

Ron Turner takes the pitch and is ready to head downfield during Northwest’s football practice. For more about the Knights and other area football teams, see the Northwest Press football preview section, B1. GEOFF BLANKENSHIP/CONTRIBUTOR

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Colerain Twp. may impose restrictions on pit bulls Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Colerain Township may begin talking about putting some teeth into a pit bull ordinance. Colerain Township Trustee President Dennis Deters said he’s received at least five complaints about the dogs from residents in recent weeks. That follows an incident last month in which Colerain Township Police Officer Steven Karwisch was bitten by a stray pit bull and eventually shot and killed the dog. Deters said he wants the board

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are required for the safety of residents. He said he’s asked Colerain Township Law Director James Reuter and Police Chief Dan Meloy to be ready to discuss the issue at the township’s first meeting in September. Reuter said in 2004, the township passed an ordinance regarding the registration and training of vicious dogs, not pit bulls specifically. That resolution was based on a section of the Ohio Revised Code that the Ohio Supreme Court held was unconstitutional later that year.

Reuter said townships were waiting for the legislature to address the constitutional problem, but no relief was offered by lawmakers. “I am gathering information to see if home rule townships can do anything in regard to pit bulls or vicious dogs,” he said. Deters said he wants residents to be part of the discussions as well. The next regular meeting of the Colerain Township Board of Trustees is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Colerain Township administrative offices, 4200 Springdale Road.

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Oktoberfest time in Colerain Aug. 27-29 By Jennie Key

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If it’s August in Colerain Township, it’s time for Oktoberfest. The 40th annual Germania Society Oktoberfest is Friday through Sunday at Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road. According to Germania spokesman Ernst Schwab, there will be German music, food, beer, dance groups, games, rides, contests and prizes, plus special entertainment for small children. Schwab said the Germania Society is the area’s original Oktoberfest. Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 28, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. Admission is $3, free for children 11 and younger. In addition to parking at

This year, you can vote for the celebrity burgermeister who will tap the first keg on Saturday, Aug. 28. The nominees include Tricia Macke, Sheila Gray or Steve Horstmeyer from WXIX-TV, Channel 19; Tim Hedrick from WKRC-TV (Channel 12); Keith Mitchell and Ron Schumacher from WGRR-FM (105.3); Grover Collins from WUBE-FM (B105.1) and former Channel 19 meteorologists Paul Horton and Rich Apuzzo. Horton, now working at KPHO-TV in Phoenix, will attend the parade with the other nominees at 5 p.m. Aug. 28, at Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain Township. Online voting is underway at www.germaniasociety.com to determine which one of nine previous burgermeisters will do the honors. Online voting closes Aug. 28. You may vote as often as you like. Germania Park, free shuttle bus parking is available at Pleasant Run Elementary School, 11765 Hamilton Ave., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, and the Vinoklet Winery, 11069 Old Colerain Ave. Once you get to the park, there’s nonstop entertainment. On Friday, the Pavilion

REAL ESTATE THIS WEEK By Mark Schupp

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Stage is filled all night. The Alpen Echoes perform from 7 p.m. to midnight, the Germania Schuhplattlers take the stage from 8-8:30 p.m. and there will be a magic show on the playground from 7:30-8 p.m.. In the Klubhaus from 8 p.m. to midnight, you can enjoy music and dancing with the Polka Dots. Saturday’s entertainment includes the Alte Kameraden band from 2-5:15 p.m. in the Pavilion, and an opening ceremony from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Germania Schuh-

plattlers perform from 6:457:15 p.m., the band Pros’t performs from 7 p.m. to midnight and there will be a performance by the Enzian Dancers from 9:15-10 p.m. On the playground, there will be a magic show from 4-4:30 p.m. In the Klubhaus on Saturday, Verein Musikanten performs from 2-4:45 p.m., followed by Steve Hegadoes from 5-8:30 p.m. and the Polka Dots from 9 p.m. to midnight. On Sunday, there will be a tug-of-war contest at 3 p.m., with a parade beginning at 2:30 p.m. Schwab says there are 10 teams competing for the title. Defending champion team is the Germania team. Contact Steve Hamilton 314-724-8889 to register a team in the event. Sunday’s entertainment includes Pros’t on the Pavilion Stage from noon to 5 p.m., the Donauschwaben Dancers from 5-6 p.m. and the Klaberheads from 6-10 p.m. There will be a magic show on the playground

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Stephanie Schroeder, of Colerain Township, served up some hot pretzels during the Germania Society of Cincinnati's Oktoberfest festival last year. This year’s festival is Aug. 27-29. from 3-3:30 p.m. In the Klubhaus, Ron Lumme performs from 1-5 p.m. and Dave Hughes plays from 6-10 p.m. If all that singing and dancing makes you hungry, there’s lots of food, wine and German beer. There will be dinner in The Klubhaus from 6-9

Clippard Park may open in Sept. By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Work continues in Clippard Park, and officials are now hopeful it will be open to the public in early September. Kevin Schwartzhoff, Colerain Township Parks and Services director, says the contractor is working on curbs, asphalt and landscaping as the project winds up. “The skate park people are still working there, as well,” he said. “The ballfields need to be seeded, but I expect we’ll do that about the third week in August.” The township is in the midst of a $2 million-plus

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Colerain Township trustees approved a change order in May that extended the work contracts for the park by 111 days. project at Clippard Park on Dewhill Lane, building ballfields, a skate park, sprayground, an all-access playground and a new entrance. The township has received about $396,000 in grants from CVS Caremark, the state and the Tony Hawk Foundation for Clippard Park. Colerain Township trustees approved a change order in May that extended the work contracts for the park by 111 days because of weather last winter and

spring, pushing the opening of the park to the end of summer. Schwartzhoff said the township doesn’t want to open the park piecemeal. “We don’t want to have people in the park while construction is still under way,” Schwartzhoff said. He said the park office gets a couple of calls a week about when the park will be open. “I think the hot weather had people thinking about the sprayground,” he said.

By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

You can be a Facebook fan of Colerain Township, but you have to follow the rules. Colerain Township trustees adopted a new social media policy after establishing a Facebook page in May. Trustee President Dennis Deters said he wanted to be sure the township had a general policy that could guide the conversation, and keep it on point and courteous without infringing on anyone’s First Amendment

rights. Trustees were concerned about how a number of issues would be handled, and Colerain Township Assistant Administrator Frank Birkenhauer hammered out a policy. It’s straight forward: The township will strive to respond to comments within 24 to 72 hours during normal business days. The township reserves the right to delete submissions with vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or promote or link to other sites for promotion or profit.

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“And I also get calls about the skatepark. People are eager to get in there, and I think it will be popular once it’s open.” Weather permitting, he says the sprayground will be open for a few weekends in September. A dedication will be set sometime next month. Tawanna Molter, administrative assistant for the parks and services department, says she fields calls to rent the shelters at Clippard as well. “People are interested in the park,” she said. “But we haven’t been able to rent the shelters this year. I expect them to be very popular next season.”

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p.m. Friday and 3-9 p.m. Saturday. Carry-out dinners are available and the pastry shop is open during the entire event. Information about the bands, food and parking is posted on www.germaniasociety.com. For more information, call 742-0060.

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The township will also delete submissions that advocate illegal activity, promote or endorse particular services, products, or political organizations or candidates. Colerain Township will also delete comments that are offensive to persons of reasonable sensitivity or target or disparage for a number of issues, including age, race, color, sexual preference, religion, national origin or ancestry, or veteran status. Birkenhauer said the comments will be monitored by members of the township’s technology team. All are notified when a comment is posted. “We are going to share the responsibility of monitoring the comments,” he said. Deters says Facebook can be a good tool for the township if it’s managed properly. “If there are problems, then we will review it,” he said. “But I think it’s a good forum for us.”

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Program aims for religious tolerance Gannett News Service With a Protestant mother and a Catholic father, Ali Duggan grew up in Northern Ireland with a perspective on religious tolerance possessed by few in her embattled homeland. “I was brought up to see people for what they are and not to judge them on the basis of their religion,” said Duggan, a 25-year-old Catholic. She’s one of two counselors who came to Cincinnati last week with a group of Catholic and Protestant teenagers from Northern Ireland to learn about American culture and to deepen their understanding of how people of different faiths can live together in peace. The 12 Northern Irish teens from Enniskillen, a small city about 88 miles from Belfast, are living with local families for a month

and will be involved in many different community projects and social activities. Their trip is part of the efforts of an international organization called the Ulster Project to eradicate lingering hostility and religious stereotypes in Northern Ireland, which has long history of violent CatholicProtestant clashes. Since 1989, teens from Northern Ireland have been making annual trips to Cincinnati as part of the Cincinnati Ulster Project. Their visit this year coincides with Cincinnati’s hosting this week of the annual convention of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The 12 Irish teens and 11 local teens spent Wednesday at the recently opened Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, the former McKinley School on Eastern Avenue in Columbia Tusculum. They spent the

New driver clinic at CHS Colerain High School will present the New Driver Car Control Clinic in October. The program teaches teens and their parents what to do in case of a behind-the-wheel emergency. Officials from the Florida Department of Highway Safety tracked Clinic graduates’ driving records over four years and confirmed that our students have 77 percent fewer crashes than their peers. The Colerain High School New Driver Car Control Clinic will be at Colerain High School Oct. 14, 16 and 17. A parent or guardian

must accompany the student, and students must have at least a learner’s permit to participate. The classroom portion of the course will be Oct. 14. Behind the wheel is Saturday, Aug. 16, and Sunday, Aug. 17.Ω Cost is $179 per parent/student team. Parent required at all sessions and you may register for any clinic that fits your schedule. The tickets are first come, first served. Financial Aid is available from the Teen Driver Safety Foundation Register online at www.CarControl.com or Call 800-862-3277.

morning digging weeds out of the center’s parking lot, with frequent water breaks from the oppressive heat. They spent the afternoon working on projects inside the center. One of them involved making and signing Christmas ornaments that will be sold later for the benefit of the center. “I’m so glad we finally have a place they can have as a base,” said Maureen Kennedy, who along with her husband, Kent Covey, led efforts to establish the Irish Heritage Center, a regional focal point for all Irish-related activities. “It’s an honor and a privilege to host them.” The visiting teens said that although the tensions between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland have eased in recent years, violence and bitterness persist to some degree. “We’re the first genera-

tion in Northern Ireland not to grow up in an all-out war,” 14-year-old Lorcan said Wednesday, pausing from the sweaty task of removing weeds from the center’s parking lot. To protect the safety of the Northern Irish teens, the Ulster Project does not want the last names of the teens published. Craig Rolf, a 21-year-old Colerain Township resident, is one of the counselors who prepared the local teens participating in this project. “I really hope the local teens gain an insight into what people in other countries go through,” said Rolf, a Protestant. “I want them to understand what the Irish kids see as normal versus what we see as normal. Our lifestyle is more free and open in relationships than it is there.” The Irish teens will take

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Colerain Township resident Craig Rolf, a counselor with the Cincinnati Ulster Project, talks with a group of the kids while they were volunteering at the Irish Heritage Center, in Columbia Township. what they learn from their Cincinnati experiences and use it to promote greater religious tolerance in Northern Ireland, where some parents still forbid their children from having friends of a different faith. Jamie Johnston, a 24year-old an Irish Protestant who is serving as a counselor, said he sees positive

changes in the attitudes of many youths in Northern Ireland, where he is an elementary school teacher. “Things have gotten a lot better since I was 14,” he said. “My younger brother, who is 17, has a lot of Catholic friends. “Hopefully, when this generation grows up, there will be a lot less bigotry.”

Rumpke allowed to up daily waste level By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

The Rumpke Sanitary Landfill has received temporary approval to accept an additional two tons of material daily through Oct. 27. The Colerain Township landfill’s permit allows 10,000 tons to be accepted each day. The Ohio Environmental Protection agency granted the temporary approval July 29, according to spokeswoman Heather Lauer. Amanda Pratt, spokeswoman for Rumpke Consolidated Companies, said the firm made the request to accomodate material from regional cleanups

by AK Steel, Duke Energy and the Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District The AK Steel material comes from the cleanup of Dick’s Creek, ordered by the Department of Justice in 2006. The contaminated soil contains PCBs, but not at levels deemed hazardous by the OEPA. The Duke Energy material is contaminated with coal tar, a by-product of a gas manufacturing process. MSD’s material will be incinerator ash from the burning of sewage sludge collected during a lagoon cleanout. Spokeswoman Heather Lauer said Rumpke accepts waste from industrial and commercial customers that falls

below certain toxicity thresholds. For example, soil contaminated with less than 50 parts per million of PCBs is permitted in municipal solid waste landfills. Lauer said the landfill and those overseeing the cleanups are responsible for monitoring the levels of contamination to insure no hazardous waste is brought into the Struble Road landfill. Pratt said none of the material being landfilled at the Colerain Township site is haxzardous waste. She said the temporary permit was for a 90-day window, was issued July 29 by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and expires Oct. 27.

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Colerain Township officials will sit down this month to talk about saving money. The workshop is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, in the Colerain Township Administration Building, 4200 Springdale Road, to talk about possible cost reductions the township’s departments can make to ongoing operating expenses.

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Ohio Military Band concert

On Thursday, Aug. 26, the Ohio Military Band performs from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Amphitheater at Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road. The Ohio Military Band is a community band open to all who wish to participate. It has been in continuous existence since 1904, with roots tracing back to the late 1800's. The band plays music of all styles, including marches, classics, show tunes, and more. See the group’s website at www.angelfire.com/ oh/ohiomilitaryband/History. html to learn more about the band’s history.

Park flicks

The final Colerain Movie in the Park will be Friday, Aug. 27, in the Amphitheater at 4725 Springdale Road. The movie series closes with “Up.” Kids karaoke begins at 8:30 p.m. followed by the movie at dusk. For more information, call 385-7500 or visit www.coleraintwp.org.

Around the campfire

Well, they may not sing but there will be campfire fun on Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve.

Folks are welcome to bring campfire dinners and roasting sticks to cook on the coals that will be ready one hour before the program. This program at Ellenwood Nature Barn will feature live animals and other campfire fun.

Spidey sense tingling?

Meet the Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve naturalist at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 for some spider fun. The naturalist will be talking about the eight-legged world of arachnids including jumping, spitting and writing spiders inside Ellenwood Nature Barn at the nature preserve, Colerain Avenue and Poole Road.

Steak fry

The Mount Airy Civic Club’s annual steak fry club is set for Wednesday, Sept. 15. The gates open at 5:30 p.m., dinner is served at 6 p.m. The menu includes steak or chicken cooked to order, potato salad, green beans, tossed salad, rolls, coffee, soft drinks and beer. Cost is $20. There will be cash prizes and a split-thepot raffle. The dinner will be on the Waldorf/Little Flower ball field on Little Flower Avenue at VanLeunen Avenue. For information, call 385-3832.

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Brian Schira Memorial blood drive. Sponsored by the Delhi Civic Association, the blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Neeb Road fire station, 697 Neeb Road. Donors must be 17 years of age, in good health and at least 110 pounds. Along with giving blood, those participating also will get a mini-physical including heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. The association named the blood drive in honor of Brian Schira, who died two years ago fighting a fire in Colerain Township. He served both the Colerain and Delhi fire departments.

Farmers market

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market is open from 3-7 p.m. Fridays at Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road. The market offers locally grown produce, dairy products, honey, meats and breads, as well as locally made craft products. The market is a nonprofit organization that was put together by members of the Monfort Height/White Oak Community Association.

Library fax service

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will pilot a public fax service and the North Central branch, 11109 Hamilton Ave., will be one of the pilot sites. The library will offer public fax services through FAX24 Public Fax Kiosks. Customers may use credit or debit cards to complete their fax transmission at a cost of $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page faxed. The library does not receive a commission based on the number of pages faxed each month at each location, nor is there any cost to the library for providing this service. The Library will complete a six-month trial of this service to assess the popularity and receive feedback from customers and staff before continuing or expanding the service to other branch locations.

Free Fridays

The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is setting aside one Friday afternoon each month for free admission. Thanks to private donations, the Free Fridays program waives the normal $8.50 admission fees to all three museums from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Remaining Free Fridays are set for Friday, Aug. 27, and Friday, Sept. 17. Call 287-7000 or visit www.cincymuseum.org for additional information.

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The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., will host auditions for “A Christmas Story” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Auditions are noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug. 29, at the theater. Both casts include many roles for men and women, as well as roles for children. For both productions, those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script. Everyone who auditions should have a performance résumé listing theatrical experience. The Covedale will present “A Christmas Story” from Dec. 2-22; and “Brighton Beach Memoirs” will take the stage Jan. 20 through Feb. 6, 2011. All roles are paid positions. For more information, contact the theater at 241-6550 or visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.


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The Mount Healthy City School District had two open house nights in its new elementary buildings so students could see their new digs before the first day of school Aug. 18. The district consolidated five elementary schools into two new buildings for efficiency and to save operating costs. Staff, parents and students love the new buildings. From left, Jayda Dorsey, Kylee Olsen, Kavante White and Selah Green work in the new art room at South Elementary School on the first day.

The Mount Healthy City School District had two open house nights in its new elementary buildings so students could see their new digs before the first day of school Aug. 18. First grader D’Asia Yarbrough meets her teacher, Dawn Springer in her new classroom during the open house. Karrianna Wyatt, 4, and her sister Yessenia, 5, work on a puzzle with dad, Kevin Wyatt, in the office at North Elementary.

Principal Eugene Blaylock talks to parents at the South Elementary Open House.

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The Mount Healthy City School District had two open house nights in its new elementary buildings so students could see their new digs before the first day of school Aug. 18. Families enter South for the Open House.

Music teacher Betty Bothwell reads in rhythm to a group of first graders at South on the first day of school.

Crystal Wilson, Brittany Davis, Starla Wright and Juanyae Wright check a class list at South Elementary School during the open house.

Linda Heeney, assistant cafeteria manager at South Elementary, learns how to close out from J.C. Esber on the firdst day of school.

Students can use new computer labs in the new buildings.

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Middle school student athletes will find grades matter more this year Seventh and eighth graders will be required to pass a minimum of five courses of all subjects taken in the preceding grading period. The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) has adopted new scholarship standards for students in grades seven and eight which went into effect Aug. 1. Middle school athletic directors are working to make sure parents understand the changes. At Colerain Middle School, athletic director Vicki Zeinner said the change actually makes

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determining eligibility more simple. “Before, it was 75 percent of the classes in the prior quarter,” she said. “So, you had to figure it out for each student’s schedule. This is straight across the board. A student has to pass five classes in the prior quarter.” Zeinner says she thinks the change is good for student athletes. “This raises the bar for our athletes,” she said. “And there is help available for students who need it.” Zeinner said students can get tutoring or participate in study tables to make sure they stay eligible. A student enrolled in the first grading period after advancement from the eighth grade must have passed a minimum of five of all subjects carried the preceding grading period in which the student was enrolled. A student enrolling in the seventh grade for the first time will be eligible for the first grading period regardless of previous aca-

demic achievement. From this point on, in order to be eligible, a student in grade seven or eight must be currently enrolled in school during the immediately preceding grading period and received passing grades during that grading period in a minimum of five of those subjects in which the student received grades. For students taking just five courses, there will be no margin for error, as failing even one course will cause a student to be ineligible for a grading period. All subjects in which the student will receive a grade or a Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory will count. If a student is taking three electives in a grading period, each of the grades in those subjects would count toward this standard. Zeinner is encouraging parents to look at their children’s schedules closely. “If your student is scheduled for two study halls in the same quarter, you might want to call the counselor,” she said.

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education and health at Colerain High School. Along the way he was assistant coach for varsity boys soccer at Colerain High School, assistant coach for seventhand eighth-grade grade track at Pleasant Run Middle School and head coach for varsity boys soccer at Colerain High School. The district also brought Libby Bradford back as assistant principal of Northwest High School. A Colerain High School graduate, Bradford earned her bachelor’s degree in math in 2002 and a masters’ degree in educational leadership in 2006 from the University of Cincinnati. Bradford began her teaching career with the Northwest district in the math department at Northwest High School in 2002. In 2007 she changed assignments, becoming the administrative specialist at the administrative offices as well as Pleasant Run Middle School. The past two years, Bradford has been the assistant principal at Mount Healthy High School. During her teaching years with the Northwest district, Bradford also served as the assistant varsity track coach, the head varsity cross country coach and mentored teachers preparing for the Praxis assessment test.


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Sewage treatment plant proposed By Kurt Backscheider

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Residents who live near the intersection of Werk Road and Westbourne Drive won’t have to put up with the unpleasant odor in the area from the nearby creek, but they will have to wait more than seven years before they can smell relief in the air. Green Township Public Services Director Fred Schlimm said he and Trustee Chairman David Linnenberg recently attended a meeting with Metropolitan Sewer District officials to learn more about a project the sewer district is undertaking to improve the sewage treatment operations in the area. Schlimm said the Werk and Westbourne sewage treatment facility has been in the planning stage since 1994, and the sewer district plans to start construction on a facility in December 2014.

Linnenberg Schlimm “We’re finally going to realize improvement at that intersection,� he said. “This is the highest priority of MSD and Hamilton County, and this plant will be the first of its kind in this area.� He said the consultant hired to design the plant has successfully designed and constructed a similar facility in Overland Park, Kan. The underground structure will include a series of storage holding tanks and a treatment facility, and he said the maintenance building on top of the structure will blend in with the rest of the neighborhood. “The example of the facility in Overland Park, Kan., looked like any other

residential house within that neighborhood,� Schlimm said. He said the plan is to build a treatment facility with a 106 million gallon per day capacity. The plant is also being designed to allow for upgrades, he said. The main difference between the planned facility and the facility near the intersection of Neeb and Muddy Creek roads is that the new plant will also be a treatment facility, he said. The facility at Neeb and Muddy Creek is only a storage holding facility designed to hold water and slowly release it into the ground. “That water was not treated,� Schlimm said. “This water will be treated. The effluent will be treated before it is released.� He said the $31 million project is scheduled to take three years to complete. “We should see that plant operational in December 2017,� he said.

One of the reasons the project isn’t getting started until 2014 is because MSD has 18 months of regulatory compliance work to complete, including reviews by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Schlimm said. Linnenberg said he attended a meeting three years ago about the project and only two MSD representatives were at the meeting. Between 40 to 50 people from MSD and its consultant attended this most recent meeting, and everyone was knowledgeable about the project, Linnenberg said. “It was very encouraging to see that MSD realizes the importance of this project,� he said. “I did stress how important it is to Green Township. These creeks don’t just run along Westbourne, they zigzag throughout the rest of the township and go all the

Local men honored at commemoration

Gannett News Service What do an 85-year-old man from Dent and a 32year-old from Norwood have in common? Very little, you would think. But Tom Anderson of Dent, an Army Ranger during World War II who lost an arm and part of his right hand trying to de-fuse a land mine, and Dan Hof of Norwood, who served in Iraq in an Army engineer battalion six decades after Anderson and was injured in a bomb attack, are brothers. Brothers in blood. Both are combat-wounded veterans and both proudly wear the Purple Heart awarded to those who are killed or wounded in action. The two men of distant generations were among dozens of Purple Heart veterans who came to Fountain Square as they do each August for an annual commemoration. “I’ve never been involved in the Purple Heart Day ceremonies before,�' said Hof, who was wounded in 2005 when his patrol was hit by an improvised explosive device on an Iraq highway. “It’s good to be around the other guys from other wars and learn what they wen through,�' Hof said. They come for the camaraderie. They come to show their medals and photographs and talk about their experiences with the square's lunch-time crowd. Most important, they come to honor their fellow soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines who did not come home, the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice. And they come to listen to Air Force veteran John Prazynski of Fairfield read the list of servicemen from southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, including his own son, Marine Lance Corp. Taylor Prazynski. The list grows every year - 58 names were read this year. Both Cincinnati chapters of the Military Order of the Purple Heart had booths set up on the square, as did several military support groups from around the

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Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Garland Bradley of Green Township at the wedding of his granddaughter, who, along with her new husband and her brother, served in Iraq at the same time. Bradley served from 1939 to 1961 and saw action in the South Pacific in World War II. From left are Bradley's grandson, Marine Lance Cpl. Hans Breuer of Cheviot; Bradley; his granddaughter, Army Pfc. Laura Van Mol, also of Cheviot; and Donavan Van Mol, a corporal in the Louisiana National Guard. area. Garland Bradley of Green Township, who served with the Army in North Africa in

World War II, had a thick book of photographs at the Chapter 3620 booth, along with his medals.

But when visitors would come by, he wanted to talk to them about something besides himself. “Look at this,� he said, flipping through the photo album until he came to a page with a picture of himself in his Military Order of the Purple Heart uniform and three young people. The young people were his grandchildren, and they were all in military uniforms - his grandson, Marine Lance Cpl. Hans Breuer; his granddaughter, Army Private First Class Laura Van Mol; and her husband, Donovan Van Mol, formerly of the Louisiana National Guard. “All three of them served in Iraq at the same time,� Bradley said. “I can’t tell you how proud I am of them.�

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Silence frightens but has so much to say

“The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me.” So stated Blaise Pascal, famed philosopher, scientist, mathematician and writer about the vastness of the universe. Notice it was not the sheer size of “these infinite

spaces” that amazed him. It was their silence that terrified him. The gaping stillness of a night sky can remind us of our human solitude. For so many, noise and busyness are familiar; solitude and silence frighten us.

Theologian Nicholas Lash writes, “I have a suspicion that one reason why some scientists seem so keen to suppose that somewhere, in some vastly distant region, there must be that which we could recognize as ‘living,’ and as capa-

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The gaping stillness of a night sky can remind us of our human solitude. For so many, noise and busyness are familiar; solitude and silence frighten us.

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God. This apparently empty space of silence is actually indescribably full. Then it is that we discover that eloquent silence is not an absence, but a presence; not boring but refreshing; not stressful but serene. Author Pico Iyer describes this serenity found in silence: “Eloquent silence is that enchanted place where space is cleared, time subsides, and the horizon expands. “In silence, we often say, we can hear ourselves think; but what is truer to say is that in silence we can hear ourselves not think, and so sink below our selves into a place far deeper than mere thought allows. In silence, we might better say, we can hear someone else think.” As the heat and humidity moderate in late summer and autumn, nature calls us more insistently to come away for awhile from expressways, malls and crowds – and like the great host that she is – invites us to revel in her silence. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ communitypress.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

silence? There’s an app for that. An old paradoxical saying claims that the cure for loneliness is solitude. For when we have conquered solitude’s fear, we discover we are not alone. Bringing a temporary halt to our hurrying and doing permits us to tap into our conversations with ourselves within. Dr. James Hollis notes, “The chief pathology of our time is the capacity of the world to distract us from this conversation.” Psychological observations have proven that the three places we can come to know ourselves the best are marriage, psychotherapy and silence. Our first tries at bringing more silence into our lives can be agitating. We become anxious, feeling weird at doing this, and checking the time to see when our time is up so we can get on to better things. Actually, we have to go through the frightening silence to come to the eloquent silence. After working our way through the scary part of silence, we come to an inner place where the quality of the silence changes. In this more peaceful place we are mostly with our self, and with

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Save some summer vegetables for autumn soups There are certain soups that transcend trendy and become real heirloom favorites. The soup recipes I’m sharing today fit those criteria. They are the ones that are my most popular. Now I know it may be too hot to make them now, but tuck these jewels away – autumn isn’t far away!

Rita’s 30-minute vegetable soup

One of my most requested recipes, this is a favorite with kids and adults. Also, throw in any stray vegetables lurking in the fridge. Ditto with extra cooked pasta or rice. And if your family doesn’t like spicy soup, use regular canned diced tomatoes. Pass plenty of cheddar or Parmesan. l pound lean ground beef: sirloin or ground round 1 generous cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon garlic 1 jar, 20-30 oz. chunky garden style pasta sauce 2 cans beef broth Water to taste (start with

1 soup can of water and go from there) 1 can, 10 oz., chopped tomatoes and chilies 1 pound or so frozen mixed vegetables, thawed if you have time Several handfuls any fresh greens (opt.) Cheddar or Parmesan for garnish

The last time I made this, I used about a pound of frozen mixed vegetables for the peas, corn, beans and lima beans. I also omitted the fresh carrots, since carrots were included in the frozen mixed vegetables. I used quick cooking barley and brown rice, as well.

ley. Bring to boil and lower to simmer partially covered for 30 to 45 minutes. Add potato, rice and barley, bring back to boil, lower to simmer, partially covered, for another 30 minutes or until potato, rice and barley are done. Add salt and pepper.

Sauté meat, onion and garlic together in large stockpot. “Sauté” simply means browning the meat with the onion and garlic. Drain any fat. Now add everything else but the greens. If you have the 30 oz. jar of pasta sauce, add almost all but taste before adding the rest. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes or until veggies are tender. Toss in greens and cook until just wilted, about a minute more.

4 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup onion, diced 1 ⁄2 cup each diced: carrots, celery 1 ⁄2 cup each frozen vegetables: peas, corn, cut green beans, baby lima beans (can use canned baby limas) 1 can, 14.5 oz, diced tomatoes with juice 2 quarts beef broth 1 quart water 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each thyme, garlic powder 3 ⁄4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup potato, diced 1 ⁄4 cup pearl barley 1 ⁄4 cup long grain rice Salt to taste

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Tony Palazzolo’s version of Frisch’s vegetable soup

“A result of over a dozen attempts, and I think it is very close to Frisch’s,” wrote Tony, an Anderson Township reader.

Amy is a friend and colleague who is well known for her creative entertaining skills. This soup is so good. 4 cups escarole, cleaned and cut crosswise into 1inch strips 11⁄2 large carrots, chopped 12 cups chicken stock

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Combine the escarole, carrots, and stock in a large pot. Bring to a simmer and cook until the escarole is almost tender, about 30 minutes. *To make the meatballs: Combine ground meat, breadcrumbs, cheese, onion, egg, salt and pepper.

Shape into tiny balls, less than 1 inch in Rita diameter. Heikenfeld When the escaRita’s kitchen role is almost tender, stir in the pasta and return the soup to the simmer. Drop the meatballs into the soup. Cook over low heat, stirring gently, until the meatballs and pasta are cooked, about 20 minutes. Taste for seasoning. Serve hot with cheese. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Those writing letters thanking Mr. Driehaus for working to get President Obama’s executive order on abortion have completely missed the point. Any executive order can be over turned by any president at any time. In fact, overturning an executive order is the first action Barack Obama took as president. Considering this president’s prochoice credentials, I would say it is virtually guaranteed that we see the executive order bypassed or overturned sometime after the mid-term elections. Steve Driehaus knows the nature of executive orders and knows that they are easily overturned. That is why he can longer call himself pro-life. Austin Olding Fulbourne Drive Colerain Township

More about civility

Some of your letter writers still want to defend the incivility that I witnessed at WestFest. They seem to want to take the “Well, Mikey did it” position. My firsthand account is fact and not unfounded. I was there when the rude and shocking intimidations were spewed. I’m sure that most Republicans are civil and reasonable people, but this is a frightening sign of what’s to come in future generations. We can’t control what the Justice Department decides about some Black Panthers, but we can control the example we set for our children. We all know that people on both sides of the political spectrum use ballistic language when their emotions rage. We have all wit-

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Tri-County Mall has joined Newport on the Levee and is now requiring teens to have an adult escort after 4 p.m. on weekends. Do you support the idea? Why or why not? “It makes sense to copy Newport on the Levee and Tri-County Mall at it applies to teens requiring an adult escort in malls etc at certain hours. I suspect Northgate Mall will look at this. But with the increasing vacancies at the mall it may not be necessary at this time. I think I understand why Stone Creek center features numerous stand alone stores. There is not a central “meeting place” for teens to gather. I suspect there may be profiling complaints soon at TriCounty if this rule is not administered equitably. Meanwhile North Gate Mall continues to Languish. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “While these privately owned malls have every right to enforce them, parental escort policies are a bad idea. Business-wise, they restrict the flow a huge part of their consumer-base – i.e. teen shoppers. Not so smart. But, more importantly, unilateral rules like this also forget that ‘teens’ are not all equally mature or immature (and that a lot of adults act less ‘grown up’ than some children do). Should we really be giving our kids another reason to think that we expect them to get into trouble? These sorts of policies hurt commerce and undermine trust across generations.” P.L.

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Next question What do you think about Kentucky Speedway getting a NASCAR Sprint Cup event for 2011? Do you plan to attend? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@community press.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. “I think having adult supervision in the malls after a certain hour is a responsible approach to making sure that the kids are well behaved. It would reduce the crowding of areas and it also helps people feel more comfortable when they do not have to worry about crowds of teens that hang together whatever their intentions. Having said that, if the child is not respectful and is disruptive to the commercial intentions of the malls, having a parent who did not teach their child to be respectful and mind full of others will not protect people from their bad behaviors because their lack or inability to parent them in the first place is why they behave in such ways in the first place.” C.L. “I don’t think the malls are being irresponsible in trying to gain control of their businesses The behavior of some teens has pushed malls to this. Malls are places to shop; when teens have misbehaved or rove in large groups, it can be intimidating to shoppers. Perhaps it will be good for parents to spend more time with their teens.” D.K.

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The Germania Society’s Oktoberfest was the first in the region and is therefore “The Original Cincinnati Oktoberfest.” The idea for Oktoberfest originated from a brainstorming session after Oktoberfest Balls were held in 1965 and 1966. In the summer of 1971, a committee was formed for the purpose of developing a Munich-style, traditional Oktoberfest. A traditionalstyle Munich Oktoberfest was held at the Harvest Home Park in the city of Cheviot and began with a parade down Harrison Avenue. The Oktoberfest featured rides, German food and drinks, a petting zoo and entertainment, including a performance by German shepherds and a horse show. In 1969, the Germania Society purchased land on West Kemper Road in Colerain Township. The Germania Society built a park on the land and held the first Munich-style Oktoberfest at Germania Park in 1984. The 40th annual Germania Society Oktoberfest is being held on Aug. 27, Aug. 28 and Aug. 29. The Oktoberfest will have a variety of food, drink and activities for the entire family. There

will be three different kinds of homemade German dinners available in the Klubhaus. The pastry shop is selling sheet cakes, torts and Ernst delicious BavariSchwab an cream puffs. ladies auxilCommunity The iary prepared Press guest 22,000 homecolumnist made sauerkraut balls for the Oktoberfest. On the wies’n, the food will include rotisserie chicken, brats, metts, curry/bierwurst, homemade German potato salad, cole slaw, mock turtle soup and many other traditional German foods. German and domestic beer, wine, schnapps, non-alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and water will be sold at the Oktoberfest. The biergarten also provides German food and beverages, and the Klubhaus has a fully stocked bar. There is a “Kiddie Korner,” rides and a petting zoo to ensure fun for children of all ages, in addition to clowns wandering

around the park and a magic show on Saturday and Sunday. The seventh annual tug-o-war competition, held on Sunday, always provides healthy competition between the German clubs, firefighters, Kelts and other organizations. There also will be live German bands and performances by the Germania Society Schuhplattlers, in addition to other German dance groups. Be sure to attend “The Original Cincinnati Oktoberfest” to enjoy the fun and gemutlichkeit of a traditional, German-style Oktoberfest. Admission is $3 per person, children ages 12 and under are free. Limited parking is available on the grounds, but free shuttle bus service is available from Pleasant Run Elementary School, 11765 Hamilton Ave., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, and Vinoklet Winery, 11069 Old Colerain Ave. For more information about the Oktoberfest, visit the Germania Society website at www.germaniasociety.com. Ernst Schwab has been the Germania Society of Cincinnati public relations representative since 1964.

Requesting public records As the fiscal officer, one of four township elected officials, it is important to me that you have as much information as you desire about your hometown’s government. So I am dedicating this column to public records. First, let’s define a public record. According to the Ohio Revised Code 149.011(G), “‘records’ includes any document, device, or item, regardless of physical form or characteristic, including an electronic record as defined in section 1306.01 of the Revised Code, created or received by or coming under the jurisdiction of any public office of the state or its political subdivisions, which serves to document the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the office.” I take the public records aspect of my position most seriously, as our township’s history is in our public records. Also, these are not “my” records; indeed, they are your records, as the citizens of Colerain Township. For your convenience, I post many records on the township’s

w e b s i t e , w w w. c o l e r a i n twp.org, including trustee meeting minutes and resolutions as well as the 2011 budget, 2010 appropriations and yearHeather end financial Harlow statements. As I said Community above, I want you Press guest to know that you columnist have access to any of these records. If you have a question or request, do not hesitate to call or send an e-mail message to me. You can contact me at the township offices at 385-7500 or via email at hharlow@coleraintwp.org. Thanks to the wonders of technology, many of the public records requests recently have been fulfilled via e-mailing a PDF file to the requester. Or you may come to the office and view a record in person. There is a cost for photocopying at 10 cents per page. In short, if it’s in our office, with a few legally mandated

exceptions, it’s yours to view for the asking. Now for the usual financial update: We began the second quarter with a balance brought forward of $23,915,810.11. During the months of April, May and June, the township had total receipts of $2,508,229.07 and total expenditures of $5,943,035.31. The balance as of June 30, 2010, was $20,481,003.87. If you have any questions about the township fiscal officer’s office, or if I can be of assistance in any way, please contact me at the township offices at 385-7500 or via e-mail at hharlow@coleraintwp.org. You can also find me on Facebook! If you’d like to join my email list, please send me an e-mail and I will add you to the list. I send out agendas for the trustee meetings as well as other items of note to the community. As always, be sure to visit the township’s website at www.coleraintwp.org for updates on news and events in our hometown. Heather Harlow is the Colerain Township fiscal officer.

WHEN THEY MEET Colerain Township

Board of Trustees meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Colerain Township government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Call 385-7500 for information. Land Use Advisory Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Colerain Township Government Complex,

4200 Springdale Road. Call 3857505 for information. Zoning Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Call 385-7505 for information. Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Colerain Township Government Com-

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Colerain has ‘boulder’ on shoulder By Adam Turer

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No team in the Cincinnati area enters the 2010 season with higher expectations than the Colerain Cardinals. The external expectations – coaches’ polls, media publications – are only exceeded by the program’s internal expectations. After missing the postseason in 2009, the Cardinals are determined to bounce back in 2010. “We’re not playing with a chip on our shoulder,” head coach Tom Bolden said. “It’s more like a boulder.” Several starters are back from last year’s team, which missed qualifying for the postseason by 0.47 Harbin points. Those players and the coaching staff have not

COLERAIN HIGH SCHOOL forgotten how it felt to be the ninth team in Region Four at the end of the regular season. The top eight qualified for the playoffs. “We have a bad taste in our mouths from last year,” Bolden said. “This is a new team, a new year, but we still have how last year felt in the back of our heads.” This year’s team boasts the area’s most talented linebacking corps. Three of the

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Tyler Williams Nick Brausch Tommy Budke Jake Ridings Dustin Smith Mikyle Washington Dylan Coombs Craig Liegibel Chris Dukes Chris Davis Brandon Nelson Jordan Flueck Joe Bolden Chris Mimes Andre Jones Curtis Jester Cortez Burton David Moore Ron Turner Trayion Durham Kyle Spampinato Steven Ferneding Chris Campbell Justin Cummings Jarrett Grace Trent Copeland Jake Blust Dan Knuf Andrew Smith

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Josh Gerde 11 Virgil Bowman 11 Joey Estes 11 J.J. Johnston 11 Ray Kelhoffer 11 Larry Gilpin 11 Trae Clark 11 Anthony Zeek 11 Lex Ehrenschwender12 Andy Boiman 12 Kyle Findley 12 Evan Inman 11 Taylor Hartman 12 Andrew Nelly 12 Jordan White 11 Jimmy Vogel 11 Joe Aracri 11 Nathan Brown 11 Reginald Gaither 11 Ronnie Wilson 12 Tquan Kelly 11 Tyler Sauerwein 11 Joe Martini 12 Garrett Wright 11 Jacob Martini 12 Alex Steinmar 11 Kyle Essell 12 Brandon Voegeli 11 Jonathan Niehaus 11 Josh Selvidge 11

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Colerain Game days

Aug. 28 @ Northmont, 8:15 p.m. Sept. 3 Elder Sept. 10 @ DuPont Manual, Ky. Sept. 17 @ Fairfield Sept. 24 Lakota West Oct. 1 @ Lakota East Oct. 8 Hamilton Oct. 15 @ Princeton Oct. 22 Sycamore Oct. 29 Oak Hills All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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Colerain head coach Tom Bolden argues a call with the referee during their football against Elder in 2009. four starting linebackers in the Cardinals’ 50 defense have Division I scholarship offers. Jarrett Grace, Joe Bolden, Andrew Smith, and David Ehrenschwender Grace A. Smith Moore are capable of shutting down The Cardinals are also look opposing offenses. to add depth along the Jake Blust will play on defensive line. the defensive line and proTyler Williams moves vide depth at linebacker. from running back to quarJunior Trae Clark will clog up terback this season. He will the line of scrimmage and lead the Cardinals’ triple make it easier for the line- option attack. Fullback backers to make plays. Trayion Durham returns. The 6-foot-3, 320-pound Last season, Williams noseguard will likely draw and Durham combined for double teams, freeing up at 2006 rushing yards and 24 least one of the Cardinals’ total touchdowns. Chris playmaking linebackers. Davis takes over Willams’ “Our linebackers are as tailback position. The sophogood a group as I’ve seen,” more is poised for a breakout said Bolden. season. The secondary is one of “Chris Davis is one to the most hotly contested watch this year,” Bolden position battles in the pre- said. season. Two defensive back Much like on defense, spots are still up for grabs. the line is the biggest ques-

tion mark on offense. Competition was open and the Cardinals will line up the five best linemen to block for the talented backfield. “Shoring up our offensive and defensive lines is our biggest concern area,” said Bolden. The Cardinals will be battle-tested by the time Greater Miami Conference play begins in Week Four. Colerain opens the season against Clayton Northmont at Nippert Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 28, in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, hosts Elder on Sept. 3, and travels to Louisville to face DuPont Manual on Sept. 10. The Cardinals are eager to put last season behind them and three big wins against quality opponents would start the 2010 season off right. At Colerain,

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Colerain running back Tyler Williams dives into the endzone for a touchdown in the second quarter against Hamilton High School Sept. 24, 2009. He returns for the Cardinals this season. anything less would be a disappointment. “Our expectations don’t change,” Bolden said. “We want to win the league, win the city, win the region, and win state. Those are lofty expectations, but that’s the way we are. We have something to prove.”

La Salle to set pace with explosive offense By Anthony Amorini westsports@communitypress.com

An experienced core of third-year starters led by quarterback Andrew Kummer set the stage for what La Salle head coach Tom Grippa hopes will be an explosive, productive L a n c e r offense in 2010. Following a 5-5 season in 2009, Grippa and the seniorGrippa h e a v y Lancers are hoping for big things, starting with an improved record, this fall. “I like my team this year and I like our schedule,” Grippa said. “It’s tough but it could be a good Harbin (Rating) year for us.” Ohio’s Harbin Ratings is a computer rating system used to determine playoff qualifiers and seeds for the postseason. La Salle’s difficult schedule starts with a serious test in week one with a home game at noon Saturday, Aug. 28, against Lakota West (9-2, 7-0). Lakota West was a Division I playoff team in 2009 and are the defending cochampions of the Greater Miami Conference alongside Colerain (8-2, 7-0) “We will find out how

On the Lancers

La Salle game days

Aug. 28 Lakota West – noon Sept. 3 Covington Catholic Sept. 9 @ Lakota East Sept. 17 Northwest, Ind. Sept. 24 @ Lima Senior Oct. 1 Walsh Jesuit Oct. 8 St. Xavier Oct. 15 Moeller Oct. 22 @ St. Francis De Sales Oct. 29 @ Elder All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL good we are real quick,” Grippa said. However, Grippa is expecting to see fireworks from the start from his experienced offense, he said. Kummer led the Greater Catholic League with 1,863 yards as a junior while completing 153-of-298 passes with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Standing at 6foot-3, Kummer also rushed for 204 yards on 87 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground. “Drew has really

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Bresnen improved a lot and he’s grown up quite a bit. He is way better than he was last year,” Grippa said of KumKummer mer. “We have a senior quarterback and that’s always a good place to start for leadership. “We have a very good receiving corps, and I’m excited because all those guys are great athletes,” Grippa added. La Salle’s receiving corps is led by senior receivers Matt Woeste and Rodriguez Coleman and tight end Brett Wiebell. Woeste hauled in 35 receptions for 634 yards and five touchdowns as a junior with Coleman close behind at 30 receptions, 466 yards and six touchdowns. Also returning on offense are third-year starting seniors Matt Farrell, a running back, and Jessie Back, a guard. Back is verbally committed to Buffalo with

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Brandon Irby Tyler Juenke Daniel Isfort Marcus Greene Devon Steagall Drew Kummer Jordan Bueter Dominic Capano Matthew McGlasson Joe Pfiester Jimmy Powers Tyler Papania Zack Cox Ben Ingle Daniel Scott Alex Lohbeck Tyrin Nelson Max Barlag Antonio Nelson Matt Farrell Jake Rack Cameron Jones Jake Ventura Joe Burger Jayson Bresnen Andrew Brown Corey Shields Anthony Brewster George Welling Jordan Claytor

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Kummer verbally committed to Miami University. “Our offense has been looking sharp early,” Grippa said. “We struggled on offense the last few years but now those kids are seniors and they are ready to go.” Defensively, senior leaders Ben Ingle (SS/OLB) and Jayson Bresnen (MLB) are joined by fellow returning seniors Kyle Herth (DE), Andy Brown (MLB) and Zack Cox (CB).

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Ingle is verbally committed to Ball State. “They have a lot of emotion and fire. It’s the right attitude to play defense at La Salle,” Grippa said. “They are always prepared and we have a lot of tough kids on defense this year.” As for the always tough GCL South Division, three of La Salle’s final four games this fall are against St. Xavier (Oct. 8), Moeller (Oct. 15) and Elder (Oct. 29). All three of La Salle’s

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Senior Ben Ingle practices the morning of July 26 in preparation for La Salle’s upcoming football season. GCL South Division rivals made the playoffs in 2009 including St. Xavier (9-3, 30), Moeller (9-2, 2-1) and the 10-3 Elder squad which made a run to the Division I state semi-finals. “All four teams are pretty tough again. Moeller has a lot of talent coming back, St. X has some great linebackers and Elder is a little young but they have a huge offensive line,” Grippa said. “Matching up against those teams for us is going to be about our athletes versus their size. “I think we will have a real chance. This is a special group and I really love these seniors. They have paid the price to be champions,” Grippa added.


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Knights’ speed, athleticism key in ’10 By Adam Turer

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No football program likes to be labeled as a rebuilding program. A first-year head coach and only two returning starters might mean a rebuilding year for the Northwest Knights. While they may not have the Murphy experience, the Knights have the speed and athleticism to compete with anybody. Linemen Jacob Haddix and Tyson Cunningham are the only returning starters from last year’s team. The Knights graduated 24 seniors from a talented team that finished a disappointing 4-6. There are 75 players battling for starting spots. The preseason competition should help the Knights adjust quickly to the varsity level. “We have people pushing each other to compete for positions,” Murphy said. “We’ve got depth and we are competing every day.” The Knights are deepest at the skill positions. The spread offense and 3-3-5 defense will capitalize on the Knights’ strength – team

NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL speed. “This team probably has more team speed than any team I’ve coached,” said Murphy, who has coached in Florida and at a Division II college program. The physical ability is there; it will be mental toughness that will likely be the difference between wins and losses. “We are relying on a lot of sophomores and juniors without Friday night experience,” Murphy said. “We are focused on mentally preparing the kids for Friday night football.” Murphy believes this season is his first step in establishing Northwest as a powerful football program. He cites neighboring Colerain and Mt. Healthy as examples of similar schools with consistently successful football programs. “There is great football in this area,” Murphy said. “I think our kids are hungry for a good season. There is no reason why we can’t

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Justin Douglas works to take down Alan Thompson during tackle drills for Northwest.

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Northwest’s Cory Cook looks to complete a short pass during practice for the Knights.

Northwest game days

Aug. 27 Finneytown Sept. 3 @ Amelia Sept. 10 Little Miami Sept. 17 @ Turpin Sept. 24 Anderson Oct. 1 @ Mount Healthy Oct. 8 Ross Oct. 15 @ Edgewood Oct. 22 Norwood Oct. 29 @ Talawanda All games are 7:30 p.m. turn this program around.” The Knights have a balance of seniors and underclassmen. Other than the two linemen, even the seniors on the team lack significant varsity experience. Murphy hopes to have his whole team playing like veterans by the middle of the season. “Our senior class has done a great job providing leadership,” he said. “We have to play at a level above where we’re at: Our sophomores need to play like juniors, juniors need to play like seniors, and our seniors need to play like college freshmen.” Northwest started the season 3-0 last year. Another fast start will be critical as weeks 4 and 5 provide the biggest regular-

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Justin Douglas fights off the block of Brandon Dooley (right) during a recent Northwest High School football workout. season challenges. Two perennial playoff teams and the defending champions of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal and Buckeye Divisions, respectively, Turpin and Anderson will be the big midseason hurdle for the young Knights to overcome. If the intensity from the preseason carries the Knights through the first few weeks of the regular season, they may have the momentum to pull off a big upset. With those two teams on the schedule, the young and inexperienced Knights will need to grow up fast if they want to improve on last year’s record. “We have a lot of potential,” Murphy said. “We are trying to be blue collar and outwork people.” The Knights open the season at home against Finneytown on Aug. 27.

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C.J. Thompson DeQuan Render Shane Walton Kamerin Huntley Jamario Pepper Cory Cook Brian Strickland Ramar Hairston Donald Newell Shannon Ross Rashid Shahid Brandon Thompson Justin Douglas Kenny Merchant Rasheen Jones Jason Phillips Ron Turner Adrian Clark Tyrese Ziegler Jamale Russ Jarrett Gibson Tony Croslin Diondre Jackson Hector Gurrola Brian Russo Miles Baldwin JaQuan Coleman Cody Brock Brandon Dooley John Yancey Curtis Shaw

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Cory Roberson 9 Dominick Williams 10 Kendrick Wooten 12 Tyson Cunningham 12 Nolan Miller 10 Lynneric Mathis 10 B.J. McKinney 10 Jacob Ruth 11 Devin Thomas 11 Darius White 10 Shaquille Montgomery 10 Devonte Smith 12 Todd Harrison 12 Zack Stamper 10 Austin Miller 12 Keonte Chambers 9 John Garrison 12 Jacob Haddix 12 Chephren Hughes 10 Jordan Hiser 12 Sterling Clark 9 James Cousette 11 Charles Jenkins 10 Damon White 10 Allen Thompson 12 Keshun Horton 9 Jerry Yancey 12 Devon Coleman 11 Willie Robertson 9 T.J. Dula 9 Teron Taylor 11 Melvin Hunter 12

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SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

Corpus Christi Thunder 14U team is having tryouts from 6:30-8:30 p.m., both Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 17 and 19, at Corpus Christi Sports Complex at 2175 Springdale Road in Colerain Township. Registration is at 6:15 p.m. under the shelter each night. Players may not turn 15 before May 1, 2011. Call or e-mail coach Dave Horne at 520-9795 or thundercoachdave@hotmail.com.

Girls’ basketball tryout

Midwest Lady Knights (formerly Kentucky Elite) has openings for fourth-grade girls who want to play on an AAU team. The Knights will play in fall and winter leagues to get ready for AAU spring season. The team teaches girls the fundamentals to take them to the next level. The coaches have coached basketball for more than 20 years in all levels. Call Dave Brock at 859-609-7111 or 513460-2867.

Baseball tryouts

The Cincinnati Sharks baseball organization is preparing to conduct player evaluations for the multiple age groups for the 2009 season. The Sharks are recognized as a Program of Excellence and have teams in most age groups in the National and American divisions of the SWOL. Coaches are looking for a few high-skill and character players with a passion for the game for the 2010 season. The organization has an emphasis on devel-

oping players for long-term success. Call 623-4171 for U16, AND 256-7265 for U13.

Contact Charlie Evans at 673-6942 or visit www.sourthernohioswarm.com.

Softball tryouts

Swim lessons

The Southern Ohio Swarm 11U/12U youth fastpitch team is having tryouts for the 2011 team on the following dates: • 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 29 • 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7 • 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12 • 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16

Mercy HealthPlex will offer group swim lessons for all ages starting Sept. 19 through Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 through Dec. 12. Private and semi-private lessons are also available by appointment. For registration and more information, call Annie at 389-5498, or e-mail asmacke@health-partners.org.

BRIEFLY This week at Colerain

• Colerain’s girls’ golf team finished 13th with a 382 in the Fairfield Invitational, Aug. 17. On the same day, the girls’ team lost with a 191 against Sycamore’s 150, Notre Dame’s 164 and Centerville’s 172. • The boys’ golf team scored a 153 to beat Ross’ 168 and Northwest’s 180, Aug. 18. Colerain’s Austin Kyle, Alex Pietrosk and Jason Walker all picked up medals, each shooting 1 over par 37 on the front nine at Circling Hills.

This week at Mercy

• Mercy’s girls’ golf team beat Indian Hill 204-213, Aug. 17. On Aug. 18, Mercy beat Carroll 202-215. Mercy’s Taylor Reilly medaled, shooting an 8 over par 39 on the front nine at Kitty Hawk.

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This week at McAuley

• The girls’ tennis team beat Talawanda 3-2, Aug. 17. McAuley’s Maria Lupp beat Wespiser 6-1, 6-2; Zoe Widmer beat Alishio-Caballero 60, 6-4; Jennifer Rosenacker and Nikki Emig beat Morton and Crist 7-6, 7-6.

This week at St. Xavier

• St. Xavier boys’ golf team placed third in the Second Annual Badin Bash Invitational, Aug. 18. The boys silver team beat Elder 150-164, Aug. 18. St. X’s Austin Dittrich shot an even par 35 on the front nine at Kenview.

This week at Northwest

• The Northwest girls’ golf team lost to Milford 187-275, Aug. 18.

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August 25, 2010

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Fighting Owls seek to quiet critics ndudukovich@communitypress.com

The Mount Healthy Fighting Owls will use the 2010 season to prove that last year’s 7-4 record and ensuing playoff berth was no fluke. “I think teams feel like last year was luck for us, and they feel like since we lost some seniors that we’re not going to be able to get where we were last year, but they’ve got a whole other thing coming,” middle linebacker Desmond Burton said. “We’re trying to work hard every day and we’re looking better than I thought.” If the Fighting Owls are to return to win the Fort Ancient Valley Conference and return to the post season, Burton will be one of many impact players to lead the way. On offense, quarterback Denzel Larkin will be under center for Mount Healthy.

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Head Coach Arvie Crouch presides over football practice at Mount Healthy High School July 22.

MOUNT HEALTHY HIGH SCHOOL Larkin will look to build off the 2009 season in which he completed 43 of 111 passing attempts. He was also a threat to run with the ball and rushed for 608 yards and seven touchdowns on 124 carries. “Denzel is a great kid with a good head on his shoulders and is very mature when it comes to football,” Fighting Owls coach Arvie Crouch said. “He doesn’t need to do too much; he just needs stay within himself.” Larkin should get plenty of more opportunities to carry the ball because Crouch plans to give opposing defenses a strong dose of the running game. “I’m a run guy,” Crouch said. “I like to control the game. As a former offensive line coach and now a head coach, I know what kind of damage an offensive line can to do demoralizing a team. If you can control the ball, it does a lot of things for you and puts a lot of things at your advantage.” The offensive game plans means that senior running back Tracey Barnes will get his fair share of carries as well. Last season, the senior rushed for 433 yards on 74 attempts, which averaged out to 5.9 yards per carry.

On the Owls No. Name

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Richard Johnson Denzel Larkin Michael Tucker Eric Davis Demond Jackson Jeffrey Ford-Harris Logan Perdue Chas Duke Amanda Jeffries Mason Bolser Brent Gray Eric Pringle Tyree Elliott Jael Abernathy Cordel George Greg Green Dominic Shamel Tyrell Hines Chad Stamper Tracey Barnes Alex Mussen Creed Perdue Jemiah Tolbert Sadique’ Maynard Keonte Williams Antonio Watkins Tim Green Dominique Clendenning Desmond Burton

Yr. Pos. 10 12 11 10 10 10 12 10 10 10 12 10 9 11 10 10 10 11 11 12 12 10 12 12 12 12 11 12 12

WR/C QB QB/C RB FS DB WR WR/C K K/P WR RB/LB Slot DB C/WR QB/FS RB/LB QB/FS DB RB FS LB RB/LB DB LB LB QB/RB DL RB/LB

33 35 36 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 54 55 56 57 60 61 66 74 75 76 78 80 81 82 83 85 86 90 91

Tristan Froehlich Cedrick Roseberry Darius McGrew Troy Richardson Jajaun Laster Anthony Cornist Julian Pettis Joseph Ingram Delancey Bryant Montez Lee Steffon Foster Jaylen Hunt Jermiah Miller Zachary Finnell Kewante Steele Richard Chappell Ty’rell Dixon Theodore Harris Eliishawan Johnson Devin Turney Mitchell Brantley Donald Adams-Baggett Brandon Bridenbaugh Tommy Cromwell Antonio Gray Joshua Denham Vince Turnage Jr. Akeem Walker Joel Heath Alphonzo Farmer

11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 12 12 11 12 12 12 11 10 10 10 12 11 12 12 12 10 10 10 11 10 12 10

C/WR DB DB C LB/OL LB/DL LB/RB OL/DL DL OL OL/DL DL OL/DL OL/DL LB/OL OL/LB OL OG/DT OL OL OL OL/DL OL/DL LB DB/WR Slot WR/C DB OL/DL DE/RB

Mount Healthy game days

Aug. 27 Roger Bacon Sept. 3 Brebeuf Jesuit Prep, Ind. Sept. 10 Aiken Sept. 17 @ Little Miami - noon Sept. 24 @ Loveland Oct. 1 Northwest Oct. 8 @ Edgewood Oct. 15 Talawanda Oct. 22 @ Ross Oct. 29 Norwood All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Jemiah Tolbart will complement Barnes in the backfield. At 6 feet 2 inches and 250 pounds, Tolbart is a “pound-the-ball” type running back, while Barnes is quicker and more versatile. One of the guys clearing the way for Barnes and Tolbart will be left tackle Montez Lee. The lineman said he can’t wait to spring his teammates for six points. “It feels great when they score a touchdown, especially when I’m running down the sideline with them,” he said. When the Fighting Owls do drop back to pass, the squad will have Brent Gray and Vince Turnage to haul in passes. Described as “speed receivers,” the Fighting Owls hope the duo will be able to make plays after catching the ball. On defense, Arvie welcomes back only four starters, but doesn’t believe there has been a significant drop off in talent. “At this point, I think we’re better than we were last year, but we’re very inexperienced. We just got to keep playing hard, practicing hard and learning.” Burton will help call plays in his first season at middle linebacker. It’s a role he relishes after switching to the defensive side of the ball last season to play outside linebacker after playing running back the year before last. “I feel like I’ve got to step up more this year to be a better leader and that’s what I’m trying to do,” he said. “I like the leadership challenge; it’s getting me ready for the next level. I’ve never played the middle linebacker position before, so stepping up and calling plays for the defense is a bigger role for me and I like that.” Burton will be accompanied on defense in the secondary by Sedique Manard and Tyrell Hines, while Zach

Finnell and Joel Heath, who recently gave a verbal commitment to Michigan State University, should distract a lot of blockers on the defensive line. As for returning to the playoffs and improving upon last year’s 41-6 loss to Trotwood-Madison High School, Lee has a simple message. “Just look out for us,” he said. “We’ve got a target on our back now.” Arvie is also optimistic. “We’ve got some high expectations after going to the playoffs last year,” he said. “I think we have a good program installed and we’re still building, but I think we can win some games.”

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Defensive lineman Joel Heath works out during football practice at Mount Healthy High School July 22.

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Quarterback Denzel Larkin throws during football practice held at Mount Healthy High School July 22.

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August 25, 2010

Bombers’ strong defense to lead team

By Jake Meyer

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In 2009, the St. Xavier Bombers were Greater Catholic League South division champions, boasting a 3-0 conference record, but fell short of winning a state title, losing to Elder in the second round of the playoffs. Now, just a few years removed from an undefeated 2007 state championship season, the Bombers are hoping that a wide-open Greater Catholic League will lead them to a second consecutive conference title and a trip to Canton for the title game. The Bombers, who were 9-3 overall last season, return 10 starters from last year’s team, six of whom play defense. It’s the defense, led by senior linebackers Steven Daniels and Sean Duggan, that will carry this team, according to head coach Steve Specht. “With four linebackers returning, the middle of our defense is strong,” Specht said. “Those guys proved last year that they can play football.” Daniels and Duggan, who have both received numerous scholarship offers from schools around the country, are joined on defense by fellow linebackers Jake Rumpke, a senior, and Nathan Gerbus, a junior, as well as senior defensive back Connor Buczek. However, the offensive side of the ball has a few question marks as the

ST. XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL Bombers must break in a new quarterback this season, replacing the graduated Luke Massa. That job falls to senior Nick Albers. Albers, a 6-foot-4 pocket passer, served as Massa’s backup in 2009 and, according to Specht, has separated himself from his competition in practice. Albers will be helped by a strong running back in junior Conor Hundley. Hundley led the GCL in rushing yardage as a sophomore in 2009, racking up more than 1,000 yards. The top receiving threat for St. Xavier is expected to be sophomore Kevin Milligan. Milligan caught nine passes for 136 yards as a freshman and will see much increased playing time this season. The Bombers are not alone in having some uncertainties heading into the 2010 season, as every GCL team has suffered significant losses from last season, including both Elder and Moeller who must also break in new quarterbacks. This uncertainty has lead to a wide-open race for the GCL title, and Specht is unsure who the favorite is to win the league. “I really don’t know (how

On the Bombers No. Name

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Steve Specht, center, head football coach at St. Xavier High School talks with Jack Woodall, left, and Steven Daniels right during practice. the standings will look),” Specht said. “I think there are so many unknowns, you can take all four teams, put them in a hat and draw them and that could be how the GCL standings end up.” One thing is certain for the Bombers, and that is a very, very tough schedule. St. X opens us against Our Lady of Good Counsel from Washington, D.C., who finished 11-1 last season, in a game televised nationally by ESPN. In addition to the Bombers’ GCL opponents, St. X also plays two perennial powerhouses from Louisville, Trinity and St. Xavier, as well as two of the best teams northern Ohio has to offer, in Lakewood St. Edward and Cleveland St. Ignatius. “We play a brutal schedule,” Specht said. “I tell the kids that the toughest team we play is the next team on the schedule.” For Specht, the expectations for the season deal not

St. Xavier game days

Sept. 3 Indianapolis Cathedral, Ind. Sept. 10 St. Xavier, Ky. Sept. 17 @ Trinity Sept. 24 Moeller Oct. 1 @ Elder Oct. 8 @ La Salle Oct. 16 @ St. Edward – 2 p.m. Oct. 23 St. Ignatius – 2 p.m. All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. with wins and losses, but in less tangible goals like character, teamwork and effort. Specht said his biggest challenge is teaching his players how to work hard and transcend what they think they are capable of. “High school kids need to learn what hard work is,” Specht said. “Once that’s done, it’s about teaching them to break the glass ceiling and go above and beyond where they think they can go.”

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Year Pos.

Jake Brodbeck 12 Chris Gradone 12 Seth Scherer 11 Conor Hundley 11 Bryson Albright 11 David Braswell 11 Jake Rumpke 12 Marcus Hughes 12 Steven Daniels 12 Ian Rothan 12 Sean Duggan 12 Jack Frey 11 Alexander Cussen 11 Dylan Ellis 12 Max James 12 Nicholas Sullivan 11 Nick Albers 12 Thomas Klenk 12 Ryan Kampbel 12 Griffin Dolle 11 Robert Doerger 12 Alex Zuboski 11 George Long 11 Joe Mezher 12 Nicholas Roemer 11 Max Longi 11 Timothy Mahoney 11 Trey Sherman 12 Sam Egbers 12 George Thacker 11 Kyle Millard 12 Nicholas Barnett 12 Daniel Braswell 12 Christian Wojtaszek 12 Samuel Burchenal 11 Isaiah Waldon 11 Spencer Stroube 11 Alex Caudill 11 Jalyn Sutton-Jackson 11 Sean Ahern 11 Andy Dorger 12 Garrett Gilpin 12 C.J. Hilliard 9 Connor Buczek 12 Kevin Bertelsen 11 Jacob Sander 11 Mark Williams 11 Joe Neiser 12 Kevin Reilly 11 Will Washburn 12 Brian Hawking 12 Brian Daugherty 11 Samuel Kissinger 11 Trey Kilgore 10 Max Danenhauer 12 Conor Long 11 Brian Douglas 11

DB WR/P QB RB DE/LB RB DL DB LB/RB DB LB WR WR NG QB/WR QB QB DB WR QB WR WR WR WR DB/PK DB DB WR DB DB DB RB RB DB DB WR DB DB/PK DB DB DB LB WR/RB DB RB DB DB TE DB FB DB WR WR WR FB DB FB

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Tywn Wade Zachary Fleming Connor McCurren Braden Miller Michael Bossart Matt Kasson Andrew Westerbeck Michael Ziegler Nathaniel Gerbus Evan Prophit Xavier French Stephenson Swan E.J. Parchment Joseph Metz Patrick Barrett Lati Secker Gordon Marshall Alex Breen William Miller Lucas Kasson Patrick Ahern Jacob Martin Joseph Payton Cecil Walker Patrick Foy J.R. Sandhas Daniel DeTellem Brandyn Cook Daniel McCuen Will Piening Matthew Blevins Jonathan Cole Steven Smith Ryan Schneiber James Stall Bradley Mercer Jack Woodall Steven Siebert Nicholas Heflin Tom Spraul Kevin Milligan Ryan Brady Kyle Hartmann Evan Ballinger Neal Eckstein Michael Allen William Thurner Hank Rumpke Nick Ruch Leland Askew Alexander Jacob Robert Dorger David Becker Albert Powell Michael McIntyre John Schulcz Andrew Elsen Jeff Kuley

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RB LB/LS LB WR FB DB DB TE LB LB NG OL DE DL DE DE/NG NG OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DE OL DE OL DE OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR TE TE DE/NG DE DB TE DE LB NG TE LB LB

Spartans look to seniors for leadership By Jake Meyer westsports@communitypress.com

Roger Bacon High School’s football team is hoping its senior leadership will help it rebound from a disappointing 2009 season, a season that saw the Spartans go just 1-6 in G r e a t e r Catholic Huxel League play and finish with a 2-8 overall record. Head coach Kevin Huxel is hoping a senior-laden squad will help the Spartans to their first winning season since 2005.

ROGER BACON HIGH SCHOOL “We’ve got experience on the offensive and defensive lines and at receiver, which will really help,” Huxel said. Headlining that senior talent are receiver/defensive back Mike Jackson and offensive tackle Ryan Vonderhaar. Both players are garnering interest from several collegiate programs, although neither has received a scholarship offer.

Roger Bacon game days

Aug. 27 @ Mount Healthy Sept. 3 Campbell County Sept. 10 Western Hills Sept. 17 Chaminade Julienne Sept. 24 Carroll Oct. 1 Fenwick Oct. 7 @ McNicholas Oct. 15 Badin Oct. 22 @ Alter Oct. 29 @ Purcell Marian All games are 7:30 p.m. Joining Jackson and Vonderhaar are senior linebacker Luke Fiorini, senior wideouts Will Farrell and Brian Bien and senior quarterback Tanner Sprong, who saw some action last year as a junior. Roger Bacon faces a

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Roger Bacon quarterback Tanner Sprong will be one of the playmakers for the Spartans this season.

On the Spartans No. Name

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Cameron Bishop Mike Jackson Tanner Sprong Griffin Mouty Luke Fiorini Dalen Wess Sam Humphries Connor Mouty Lonnell Brown Josh Wilking Jake Ungerbuehler Will Farrell A.J. Tribble Christian Davis Brian Bien Gus St. Clair Daryl Taylor Kevin Anneken Ben Rose

Year Pos.

12 12 12 11 12 11 10 11 10 11 11 12 11 12 12 12 12 10 11

WR/DE WR/DB QB RB/DB LB/RB WR/DB QB/DB WR/DB RB/DB QB/DB QB/DB WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB WR/LB WR/LB WR/DB LB/RB

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Jemel Ntumba Khalid Meatchem Nick Lindner Justin Monnig Dan Loudin Jared Dornbusch Innocent Macha Dariell Berry Nick Koehling Dominique Hutson James Fiorini Alex Ceddia Nathan Baverman De’Von Thomas Kyle Koester Tyler Dean Alex Meirose Ryan Vonderhaar Jake Smith Jordan Avery Jake Westerfeld

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RB/LB WR/DB K LB/OL OL/DL OL/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL WR/DB

beginning GCL play against Chaminade-Julienne Sept. 17. Other highlights on the schedule include an Oct. 7 game at McNicholas, an Oct. 15 home matchup against Badin, and an Oct. 22 game at Alter. Despite that challenging schedule, Huxel’s goals for the Spartans remain lofty, with making the playoffs as the ultimate goal. “You always hope to go undefeated at home, win the league, and make the playoffs,” Huxel said. “I think our kids are capable of a good year, but we need a good start.”


August 25, 2010

Northwest Press

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, A U G . 2 6

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Participants must have completed beginner classes. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

DANCE CLASSES

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

EXERCISE CLASSES

Beginners’ Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, Cafeteria. Create strength, flexibility and release of stress. Gentle moving meditation connecting mind, body and spirit. Ages 21 and up. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 6752725. Miami Township.

FARMERS MARKET

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; www.collegehillfarmmarket.org. College Hill.

SENIOR CITIZENS

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 of salsa, cha cha, meringue and more. Help improve strength and flexibility. Mary Beth Nishime, instructor. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 7

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Piecemakers, 2-4 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Quilters and sewers create projects to benefit the community. Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

ART EXHIBITS

Exhibition of Mount Student Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 2444314. Delhi Township. Photography Exhibit by Joyce Tripoli, 3-11 p.m., Henke Winery, Free. 662-9463; www.henkewine.com. Westwood.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Butler Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance club open to all experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Miamitown.

FARMERS MARKET

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 6624569. Monfort Heights.

FESTIVALS

Germania Society Oktoberfest, 6 p.m.-midnight, Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Pavilion Stage: Music by Alpen Echos 7 p.m.-midnight and Germania Schuhplattlers 8-8:30 p.m. Klubhaus: Polka Dots 8 p.m.-midnight. Celebrating 40th anniversary. German food, music, entertainment, dance groups and biergarten; games, rides, contests, prizes, children’s entertainment and raffle. Magic shows at the playground daily. Free shuttles: Pleasant Run elementary and middle schools and Vinoklet Winery. $3, free ages 11 and under. 7420060; www.germaniasociety.com. Colerain Township.

MUSIC - OLDIES

Cold Smoke, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Stand Up Comedians Contest, 9-11 p.m., The Dog Haus, 494 Pedretti Ave., Winner awarded cash, prizes and feature spot in future show. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Nella Productions. 300-3865. Delhi Township. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 8

ART EXHIBITS

Exhibition of Mount Student Art, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314. Delhi Township. Final Saturday Local Artist Art Exhibit, 6-9 p.m., Midwest Art Center, 8021 West Mill St., Works in varying media: photography, stone sculpture, quilting, watercolor painting, oil painting, acrylic painting and pen & ink drawings. Free. Through Sept. 25. 7081339; www.midwestartcenter.com. Miamitown. Photography Exhibit by Joyce Tripoli, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Henke Winery, Free. 6629463; www.henkewine.com. Westwood.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Metromix.com. 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 Environmental Services. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Colerain Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.sonkysdf.com. Springfield Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Aerobics Class, 10:30 a.m., Westside Boxing and Fitness Club Inc., $20 for five classes; $5 per class. 314-7315. East Price Hill.

FESTIVALS

Germania Society Oktoberfest, 2 p.m.-midnight, Germania Society of Cincinnati, Pavilion Stage: Alte Kamaraden 2-5:15 p.m., Opening Ceremony 5:30-6:30 p.m., Germania Schuhplattlers 6:45-7:15 p.m., Prost 7 p.m.-midnight, Enzian Dancers 9:15-10 p.m. Klubhaus: Verein Musikanten 2-4:45 p.m., Steve Hegadoes 5-8:30 p.m., Polka Dots 9 p.m.-midnight $3, free ages 11 and under. 742-0060; www.germaniasociety.com. Colerain Township.

CIVIC

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 Environmental Services. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Green Township.

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ART EXHIBITS

Exhibition of Mount Student Art, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314. Delhi Township.

AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS

A Christmas Story, Noon-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Boys and girls stage ages 8-12 must be able to read well. Prepare one minute or less monologue. Stage ages 17 and up and adults. Theatrical performance resume required and cold readings from script required of all. All roles are paid. Performance dates: Dec. 2-22. Through Aug. 29. 241-6550; tinyurl.com/24qcp7w. West Price Hill. Brighton Beach Memoirs, Noon-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Boys stage ages 14-15 and girls ages 12 and up. Prepare a one minute or less monologue. Stage ages 17 and up and adults. Theatrical performance resumes and cold readings from script required for all. All roles are paid. Performance dates: Jan. 20-Feb. 6. 241-6550; tinyurl.com/24qcp7w. West Price Hill.

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The Germania Society is celebrating the 40th anniversary of their Oktoberfest this weekend. The festival features German food, music, entertainment, dance groups and a biergarten. There also will be games, rides, contests, prizes, children’s entertainment and a raffle. Oktoberfest is 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 28, and noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road. Admission is $3, free for children 11 and younger. For more information, call 742-0060 or visit www.germaniasociety.com. Pictured dancing at last year’s Oktoberfest are Gloria and Bob South.

Price Hill Cultural Heritage Fest, Noon-6 p.m., Price Hill Will, 3208 Warsaw Ave., St. Lawrence and Enright avenues. Music by Poco Loco, Silver Arm, Blues in the Schools, K-Drama and Comet Bluegrass All-stars. Food, Local artists share their work, sample international beer and local wine while children enjoy face painting and games. Free. 251-3800; culturalheritagefest.com/pricehill. East Price Hill.

MUSIC - BLUEGRASS

Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass, 7-9 p.m., Gazebo Park, 7700 Perry St., With Roadie LaPew, the fiddling Polecat. Bring seating. Free. 931-8840; www.mthealthy.org. Mount Healthy.

MUSIC - BLUES

Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

K-Drama CD Release, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Soulja K, Nue Creed, Lesun, Deacon Das, BC and others. Christian rappers. $10, $7 advance. 825-8200; www.theug.com. Forest Park.

A Christmas Story, Noon-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 241-6550; tinyurl.com/24qcp7w. West Price Hill. Brighton Beach Memoirs, Noon-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 241-6550; tinyurl.com/24qcp7w. West Price Hill.

EDUCATION

Historic 1795 Cabin and Schoolhouse, 2-5 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. North Bend.

FESTIVALS

Germania Society Oktoberfest, Noon-10 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, Pavilion Stage: Prost Noon-5 p.m., Tug-O-War 34:30 p.m. (Register: 314-724-8889), Donauschwaben Dancers 5-6 p.m., Klaberheads 6-10 p.m. Klubhaus: Ron Lumme 1-5 p.m., Dave Hughes 6-10 p.m. Tug-o-War parade 2:30 p.m. $3, free ages 11 and under. 742-0060; www.germaniasociety.com. Colerain Township.

HISTORIC SITES

German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Free, donations accepted. 598-5732; www.gacl.org/museum.html. Green Township.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Beginner Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

CIVIC

The Denise Driehaus Fundraiser, 6-9 p.m., Price Hill Chili, 4920 Glenway Ave., Presented by Hamilton County Democratic Party. denisedriehaus@yahoo.com. Price Hill.

FARMERS MARKET

Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Sayler Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Local produce, spices, dips, salad dressings, barbecue sauce, baked goods, ice cream, plants and flowers. 675-0496. Sayler Park.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Zumba Fitness Classes, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves creates dynamic workout. Ages 55 and up. $5. 7418802. Colerain Township.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Scrapbooking, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill. CIVIC

Chris Monzel for Commissioner Fundraiser: End of Summer Bash, 6-9 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Featuring Brad Wenstrup. Social hour 6-7 p.m. Event begins 7 p.m. $25. Presented by Hamilton County Republican Party. 543-2723; www.hamiltoncountyrepublicanparty.org. Colerain Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Price Hill Historical Society Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m., Price Hill Historical Society Museum, 3640 Warsaw Ave. 251-2888; www.pricehill.org. East Price Hill.

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ART EXHIBITS Exhibition of Mount Student Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 2444314. Delhi Township. Photography Exhibit by Joyce Tripoli, 5-9 p.m., Henke Winery, Free. 662-9463; www.henkewine.com. Westwood. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Girls Club, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Field trips on Wednesdays. Ages 8-10. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. Through Dec. 15. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill. Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced western style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.sonkysdf.com. Mount Healthy.

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Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center Taekwondo, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Youth) and 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Adults and family), Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., With Mark Stacey, six-degree black belt. Ongoing classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays. Family rates available. Ages 3 and up. $40 uniform fee; $35 per month. Registration required. 662-9109; www.cincyrec.org. Westwood.

J. P. BALL, CARTE DE VISITE, 1867.

Work by James Presley “J.P.” Ball, a 19th century African-American photographer and abolitionist, who lived in Cincinnati, is on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center through October. The 900-square-foot free exhibit, “An American Journey: The Life and Photography of James Presley Ball,” features 60 original images of famous figures such as Frederick Douglass, pictured. Visit www.cincymuseum.org or call 513-287-7000.


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Deaths Edward Balak Sr.

Edward R. Balak Sr., 93, died Aug. 1. Survived by children Rick (Debbie) Balak Jr., Walter (Marcia) Mitchell, Joetta (Alfred) Sidhamer; siblings Bernard, Andy, Margie, Evelyn, Dorothy, Jim, Bill, Josie; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Anna Mae. Services were Aug. 6 at Crown Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Phillip Boling

Phillip L. Boling, 58, died July 29. Survived by wife Sharon; children Sara (Stephen) Oehler, Christopher (Angela) Boling; grandchildren Stevie Oehler, Hailey, Kaylee Boling. Services were Aug. 7 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Michael Boyle

Michael A. Boyle, 51, Colerain Township, died Aug. 15. Survived by children Heather, Nicholas (Jessica) Boyle; siblings Dave (Kerri), Jeff, Amy Boyle, Maureen Hicks; nephews Tyler, Jordan. Preceded in death by parents William, Corrine Boyle, niece Tiffani. Services were Aug. 21 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Donna Caudill

Donna New Caudill, 59, died Aug. 13. She was a cosmetologist/receptionist for Z&D Hair Studio. Survived by daughter Lisa (Carlos) Colon; grandchildren Whitney, Carlos Jr., Robert, Zariel Colon; siblings Vicki, Donald New; in-laws, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Douglas “Bud” Caudill, parents Ardell, Nelly New, brother Ronald New. Services were Aug. 18 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Richard Ellery

Richard J. Ellery, 83, Colerain Township, died July 30. He worked in customer service for Cincinnati Gas & Electric. He was a World War II veteran. Survived by children Michael Ellery, Sherri (Ken) Brisbin; grandchildren Brandon, Jennifer, Joshua; great-grandchildren Dakotah, Kaylee. Preceded in death by wife Dolores “Dee” Ellery, siblings Mildred Gillespie, Shirley, Bobby Ellery. Services were Aug. 2 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements

by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Pkwy., Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Richard Engelmann

Richard H. Engelmann, 87, Colerain Township, died Aug. 11. He was associate dean emeritus of engineering and professor emeritus of electrical engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and Korea, a life member of the United States Naval Institute, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and American Society for Engineering Education, honorary member ad vitam of the Tesla Memorial Society, a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Texnikoi and the Southeast Asia Administrative Committee of the Board for World Missions of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, and a founder of Christ Lutheran Church and Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Survived by wife Doris Engelmann; children Richard (Ramona) Engelmann, Karen (Edwin) Gast; grandchildren Daniel Engelmann, Brian, Julie, Kevin Gast. Preceded in death by siblings Dorothy Rau, Berthe Mae Weist, Carl Engelmann. Services were Aug. 17 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Beautiful Savior Lutheran School, 11981 Pippin Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231, Board for World Missions of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11981 Pippin Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231 or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Foundation, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Dorothy Gibson

Dorothy Hasselbeck Gibson, 95, Green Township, died Aug. 10. She was a secretary for a brewing company. Survived by brother-in-law Fred Fischer; nieces and nephew Kay Fischer (Ted) Meiners, Kurt (Karen) Meiners, Karen Fischer (Ken) Meiners; great-nieces and nephews Tim, Pam, Tina, Benjamin, Joshua, Chandra, David; great-great-nieces Kiersten, Emma. Preceded in death by husbands Charles Post, Earl Gibson, siblings Robert (Alvira) Hasselbeck, Ruth Fischer. Services were Aug. 13 at Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood-Northern Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Agnes Harrell

Agnes Mirizzi Harrell, 77, Green Township, died Aug. 18. She was a pastry chef. Survived by husband Lawrence Harrell; children Karen (Steve) Thompson, Tina (Don) Robinson, Greg, Mike (Mary) Harrell; Harrell grandchildren Caitlin, Jenna Thompson, Lauren, Kristin Harrell; siblings Sam (Dolores), Joe (Joyce) Mirizzi; brother-in-law James Harrell. Preceded in death by sister-in-law Agnes Ellis Harrell. Services were Aug. 21 at St. Catharine. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Catharine of Siena Church, 28489 Fischer Place, Cincinnati, OH 45211 or Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation College of Nursing Scholarship Fund, 375 Dixmyth Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Duane Humphrey

Duane Carl Humphrey, 69, Colerain Township, died Aug. 12. Survived by wife Catherine Humphrey; children Jim (Connie), Patty (Michael), Mark (Sharilyn), Chris (Jennifer) Humphrey; brother Steven (Barbara) Humphrey; 10 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Services were Aug. 17 at St. John Neumann. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Robert Lameier

Robert A. Lameier, 94, Green Township, died Aug. 18. He owned the Phoenix Cafe for 65 years. Survived by children Mary Ellen (Ted) Buse, Robert T. (Marilyn) Lameier; grandchildren Joe (Jen), Katie Lameier Buse, Cyndi Geier, Emily (Coy) Baker, Alyson (Shawn) Walker, Molly (Kyle) Bowser, Elizabeth Lameier; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Lillian “Sis” Lameier. Services were Aug. 20 at St. Simon the Apostle.

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Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Autism Speaks “Walking with Robbie Geier,” P.O. Box 40, Miamitown, OH 45041.

Ronald Lauch

Ronald Walter Lauch, 72, Green Township, died July 31. Survived by wife Joyce Lauch; sons Walter (Michelle), Scott (Jennie) Lauch; grandchildren Jordan, Jacob, Zachary, Logan, Shannen, Isabella Lauch; mother-in-law Charlotte Macht. Services were Aug. 5 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Ignatius Tuition Fund or Shriners Hospital.

Norma Meinking

Norma Beetz Meinking, 86, Colerain Township, died Aug. 19. She was a past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mount Healthy Chapter 365, and a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ. Survived by son Robert (Kathy) Meinking; grandchildren Robert Meinking III, Mary Beth (George Eisenecher) Wesley; great-grandchildren Tammi, Wesley, Mark Eisenecher; in-laws Mildred (Al) Mueller, Georgetta Meinking.

Preceded in death by husband Robert Meinking Sr., siblings Eleanor Mertz, Fred, Charles, Harold Beetz, Irene Bauman. Services were Aug. 21 at St. Paul United Church of Christ. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

William Muehlenhard

William E. Muehlenhard Sr., 90, Colerain Township, died Aug. 1. Survived by children Charlene, William (Rowena) Muehlenhard, Susan (Steven) LaFary; grandchildren Erin (Ryan) Davis, Megan, Ryan LaFary, Lily Muehlenhard; great-grandchild Carter Davis; siblings Robert, Norman Muehlenhard, Florence Goetz. Preceded in death by wife Mildred Muehlenhard, siblings Esther Russ, Herbert Muehlenhard. Services were Aug. 7 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Paul United Church of Christ, 5312 Old Blue Rock Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247.

Cecilia Owen

Cecilia Owen, 70, Green Township, died Aug. 15. She was an administrative assistant for Meyer Vogelpohl. Survived by husband William

Owen; daughters Deborah Cline, Karen (William) Seale; grandchildren Ronald, Katie Cline, Emily and LiAnn Seale; great-grandchildren Julia Bast, Owen Jeramy Tzeirankis; siblings Val, Joe, Margaret. Preceded in death by grandson Jeramy Cline, brother Bobby. Services were Aug. 18 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Larry Putt

Larry W. Putt, 58, Springfield Township, died Aug. 7. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by wife Debbie Putt; sons Steven, Michael Putt; mother Mabel Putt; siblings Daniel, Nick (Gayle), Douglas (Heide) Putt, Nancy (Ed) Shoenberger. Preceded in death by father Gene Putt. Services were Aug. 10 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

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

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

Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry www.friendshipbaptistcincinnati.org

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

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Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

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

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

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

Faith Lutheran LCMC

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Church By The Woods PC(USA)

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) “Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

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NON-DENOMINATIONAL (Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor www.bretwoodcommunitychurch.com We meet Sundays at 10:30am at 9158 Winton Rd. – Springfield Township Childcare provided

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

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“Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553 www.highviewchristianchurch.com

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 www.ChurchByTheWoods.org ............................................

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

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Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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

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

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

Phone: 385-9077 Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access www.stpaulucccolerain.org

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COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations

Mercedez Brown, 21, 1707 Casey Drive, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., July 2. Tyanne Buchanan, 17, 5452 Colerain Ave., theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., July 2. James Burson, 39, 10201 September , disorderly conduct at 10201 September Drive, July 4. Brian Carrier, 20, 2566 Topeka Street, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., July 10. Brian Collier, 23, 3312 W. Galbraith Road, domestic violence at 3312 W. Galbraith Road, July 5. Christopher Cunningham, 18, 10264 October, drug paraphernalia at Dolomar and Cella, July 6. Jay Dillard, 26, 2391 Clovercrest, domestic violence at 2391 Clovercrest Drive, July 4. Robert Dixon, 23, 5928 Hamilton , drug possession at Springdale and Sunbright, July 11. George Evans, 28, 3380 Niagara , assault at Loralinda Drive, July 18. Gregory Evans, 37, 2461 Aquarius Drive, domestic violence at 2461 Aquarius Drive, July 17. Angela Funk, 29, 9828 Loralinda Drive, theft at 9828 Loralinda, July 13. Joshua Hablutzic, 25, 3230 Niagara , possession of drugs at 3386 W. Galbraith Road, July 20. Mitchell Miller, 29, 11703 Elkwood Drive, disorderly conduct at 3271 Gayway Court, July 3. Nicole Pace, 23, 10219 Dewhill Lane,

theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., July 10. Jason Purvis, 36, 2949 Greenbrook Lane, drug possession at 3515 Springdale Road, June 28. Russell Ridner, 51, 9982 Prechtel Road, possession of drugs at 982 Prechtel Road, July 5. Cody Sevlia, 21, 2440 Jonrose, assault, obstructing official business at 2490 Jonrose, July 4. Richard Spatz, 45, 3237 Regal Lane, operating vehicle intoxicated at I275, July 2. Cynthia Thorton, 22, 845 Findley, disorderly conduct at 3261 Nandale, July 12. Michael Washington, 34, 629 Burr Oak Street, drug paraphernalia at Pippin Road and Ronald Regan, July 5. David Wethington, 23, 3543 Old Blue Rock Road, disorderly conduct at 5543 Old Blue Rock Road, July 11. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., July 5.

Reports/Incidents Aggravated robbery

Victim threatened and phone of unknown value removed from at 3387 Gayheart Lane, July 1.

Breaking and entering

Victim reported at 7958 Harrison Ave., July 5. Vehicle scratched at 2905 Banning Road, July 8.

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Domestic violence

Female reported at Nandale Drive, July 1.

Theft

Computer, phone, camera of unknown value removed at 2730 Town Terrace, July 8. $1 removed at 3638 Oak Meadow, June 29. $500 removed at 8501 Colerain Ave., July 2. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 2994 W. Galbraith Road, July 3. Vehicle entered and radio and CD player valued at $250 removed at 2433 Compton Road, June 29. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 9918 Colerain Ave., July 1. Vehicle entered and CDs of unknown removed at 7216 Creekview Drive, July 3. Credit card removed from wallet at 3245 Harry Lee Lane, July 1.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Florencio Rogelio, 21, 908 Rosemount, obstructing official business at Glenway Avenue and Casa Loma, July 30. Monica M. Woody, 47, 1113 Carolina Ave., theft at 5975 Colerain Ave., July 31. Randy E. Berding, 55, 3431 Boudinot Ave., fictitious license plate at 5705 Cheviot Road, July 31.

Juvenile, 17, , assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Aug. 1. Erin Turner, 24, 7804 Anson Drive, domestic violence at Rybolt Road and Harrison Avenue, Aug. 1. John E. Lake, 28, 2929 Cavanaugh Ave. No. 3, weapons under disability at Shepherd Creek and Blue Spruce, Aug. 1. Adam Woods, 25, 7859 Bridgetown Road, criminal damaging, Aug. 2. Juvenile, 17, , theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Aug. 2. Tyleen F. Moores, 50, 3955 Grace Ave., theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Aug. 2. William W. Scudder, 30, 6931 Gracely Drive No. 2, drug possession at 2981 South Road, Aug. 3. Jeremy W. Binkley, 27, No Address Listed, criminal trespass at 5649 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 3. Juvenile, 15, , theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Aug. 3. Tracey Abernathy, 44, 727 Elizabeth, theft and drug paraphernalia at 5830 Harrison Ave., Aug. 4. Nicholas A. Grieco, 20, 6991 Ruwe’s Oak Drive, underage consumption at 6991 Ruwe’s Oak Drive, Aug. 7. Jacqueline E. Root, 18, 3983 Drew Ave., domestic violence at 3983 Drew Ave., Aug. 6. Eric T. Huskey, 39, 3777 Moonridge Drive, domestic violence at 3777 Moonridge Drive, Aug. 5. Daniel Johnson, 22, 2735 Harris Ave. No. 1, receiving stolen property at Werk Road and Bailey Avenue, Aug. 6. Jeremy Shield, 19, 3324 Hanna Ave. No. 4, receiving stolen property at

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Victim assaulted by unknown suspects at 3055 Blue Rock Road, July 29. Suspect assault two juvenile victims at 1550 Gables Court, Aug. 8.

Burglary

Three all-terrain vehicles and three ATV helmets stolen from home’s garage at 5702 Sprucewood, July 29. Table, computer, assorted power tools, lawn mower, set of solar landscaping lights and a vehicle stolen from home at 6103 Sheed Road, Aug. 2. Knife, MP3 player and laptop computer stolen from home at 5375 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 2, Aug. 8.

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Holly Schmitz

Holly Walter Schmitz, 46, died Aug. 9. Survived by husband Guy Schmitz; daughter Kaylyn Schmitz; sister Debbie (Ken) Romp; mother in-law Cerena Schmitz; in-laws Paula, Don Powell, Barb, Allan Cawood, Charles, Cindy Bailey; niece and nephews Ryan (Tiffiny), Jeremy, Jenna Romp; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by parents Howard, Jean Walter. Services were Aug. 13 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Holly Schmitz Fund, c/o Fifth Third Bank, Cleves branch.

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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 7291300. Jessup Road, Aug. 3. Beer bottle thrown through vehicle’s rear window at Greenway and Joey Terrace, Aug. 5. Paint scratched on vehicle at 3746 Monfort Heights Drive, Aug. 6. Table and lawn chairs thrown into swimming pool at 3553 Country Walk Drive, Aug. 6. Patio chair broken at Terri’s Café at 5610 Cheviot Road, Aug. 6. Playground equipment spray-painted with graffiti at St. James Church at 3571 Hubble Road, Aug. 7.

Criminal mischief

Eggs thrown on home at 5578 Sidney Road, Aug. 6.

Crimimal trespass

Suspect entered victim’s property without permission and left seven cats on the porch at 6866 Taylor Road, Aug. 5.

Domestic dispute

Argument between parent and child at Orchardridge Court, Aug. 1. Argument between man and woman at Ebenezer Road, Aug. 7. Argument between parent and child at Jessup Road, Aug. 9.

Domestic violence

Physical altercation between man and woman at 3404 North Bend Road, July 31.

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3600 Werk Road, Aug. 6. Audrey Phillips, 33, 4879 Race Road, failure to confine dog at 4879 Race Road, Aug. 6. Steven Wogenstahl, 31, 1733 Gellenbeck St., open container at 5150 North Bend Road, Aug. 6. Pamela A. Lacock, 49, 3539 Rickshire Drive, failure to confine dog at 3539 Rickshire Drive, Aug. 7. Gloria Wolfe, 26, 4039 Drew Ave., drug possession at Westwood Northern Boulevard and Harrison Avenue, Aug. 8. Donald L. Kyle, 18, 8113 W. Mill St. No. 31, possession of drugs at 7130 Harrison Ave., Aug. 8.

Window shot with BB gun at White Oak Middle School at 3130 Jessup Road, July 30. Mailbox and post damaged at 2390 South Road, Aug. 1. Marker used to write graffiti in baseball dugouts at La Salle High School at 3091 North Bend Road, Aug. 1. Metal fence and large section of lawn damaged in home’s yard at 2933

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Prescription drug abuse. Prescription drug misuse. It’s an issue. At any age. Everyday 2,500 teenagers use a prescription drug to get high for the first time. 26.5% of high school students reported using a prescription drug without a doctor’s prescription. 96% of unintentional poisoning deaths in Ohio are due to drugs and medications. In Ohio, more people die from unintentional medication poisoning than from motor vehicle crashes and suicide.

Lawrence Traut

Lawrence W. Traut, 93, died Aug. 15. He was a florist. Survived by daughter Peggy Haussler; grandchildren Shelley (Bill) Haverbusch, Mike Haussler; greatgrandchildren Courtney, Tyler, Lucas Haverbusch. Preceded in death by wife Martha Dyer Traut, siblings Leo, Ted, Charles Traut, Mary Giglio. Services were Aug. 19 at Corpus Christi Church. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to the Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund.

Michelle Wehage

Michelle Tanner Wehage, 39, Colerain Township, died July 31. Survived by husband Tony Wehage; children Megan, Eric Franken, Anthony Wehage; mother Carolyn Tanner; brother Ricky Tanner; grandmothers Pearl Crawford, Dorothey Teeters; parents-in-law Glen, Ruth Wehage; in-laws Carol, Peggy, Jo Wehage, Patty, Mike McDonald, Roger Wells; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father Bobby Tanner. Services were Aug. 5 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati.

Mark Whalen

Mark Anthony “Rags” Whalen, 49, Colerain Township, died Aug. 14. He was a member of Central Turners Club. Survived by wife Theresa Whalen; children Tyler, Brooke Whalen; granddaughter Madisyn Whalen; father Jack Whalen; siblings Randy, Jeffrey Whalen, Tina Whittkamp; best friend Virgil Knippenberg. Preceded in death by son Joshua Whalen, mother Catherine Whalen. Services were Aug. 18 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Rachael Wilkins

Rachael Turner Wilkins, 87, died Aug. 12. She was a Sunday school teacher at Groesbeck Baptist Church. Survived by daughter Betty Jo (Timothy) Dake; grandchildren Natalie (David) Dennis, Timothy Dake Jr. Preceded in death by husband Bill Wilkins, parents Edgar, Sallie Turner, 12 siblings. Services were Aug. 16 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorial to: Meadowbrook Care Center, 8211 Weller Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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Summercrest Drive: Siam/American Trading Co. LLC to Western Benchmark LLC; $45,000. Summercrest Drive: Western Benchmark LLC to NVR Inc.; $60,500. Thompson Road: Mitchell, Thomas N. to Ponsock, William E.; $1,860. 10764 Valiant Drive: Jasm Properties LLC to Dole, Alexander R. & Stephanie A. Brock; $68,000. 12093 Kilbride Drive: J. P. Morgan Chase Bank NA to Betts, Darrel Jr.; $185,900. 2306 Glenrock Drive: Barnes, Devell & Emma to RMS Residential Propertie LLC; $57,800. 2524 Altura Drive: Tabar, Frances to Sebald, Gerald; $72,000. 2555 Hazelcrest Lane: Gabbard, Robert W. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $68,000. 2761 Breezy Way: Ashby, Aaron S. to Heideman, Molly L.; $107,000. 2935 Jackfrost Way: Emery Federal Credit Union to Infinity Ventures LLC; $30,000. 3211 Lapland Drive: Langworthy, John to Penklor Properties LLC; $29,000. 3269 Regal Lane: Campbell, Jeremy L. & Ruth L. to McDonald, Chenelle; $119,700. 3333 Grovewood Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Jil Investments II LLC; $38,500. 3984 Brockton Drive: Steele, Joseph P. & Amy L. to U.S. Bank NA ND; $148,000. 6264 Oakcreek Drive: Corry, Theresa E. to Hellkampjonathan, Moore; $145,000. 7241 Pippin Road: Jackson, Janice to U.S. Bank NA; $48,000. 8306 Coghill Lane: Schultz, Norb to Hays, William E. Jr. & Barbara; $57,000. 8709 Planet Drive: Fannie Mae to Battle, Kaleem; $43,600. 8754 Venus Lane: Koch, Christopher N. & Kelli L. to Wells Fargo Bank NA Mac 7801-013; $48,000. 8786 Carrousel Park Circle: Heffron, Dorothy Tr. & Linda A. Tr. to Porter, Iris J. Tr.; $119,000. 8946 Summercrest Drive: NVR Inc. to Longo, Shari J.; $236,790.

Leibel Road: Robinson, Kenneth to Harrison, Paul A. & Christina; $86,500. 1704 Doresa Place: Coffaro, Paschal D. Tr. to Billups, Kimberly A.; $105,000. 2225 Beechcreek Lane: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Wilson, Michael J.; $185,001. 2742 Country Woods Lane: Raabe, Austin B. to Gibbons, James C. & Joanne M.; $250,000. 3511 Sandal Lane: VCA 1 Holdings LLC to Conover, James & Patricia; $134,900. 3577 Lakewood Drive: Nienaber, Angelina to Ritsch, Barbara L.; $85,000. 3955 School Section Road: Plogmann, James Tr. to Fester, Sylvia; $90,000. 4155 Valwood Drive: V & G. Rack Co. to Lang, Ron & Sandy; $218,800. 4967 Kleeman Green Drive: Weigel, David A. & Barbara A. to Basti, Mary Beth; $192,000. 4993 Race Road: Carr, Virginia W. to Russell, Ronnie R.; $55,183. 5366 Meadow Walk Lane: Snyder, Paul D. to Alexander, Lynn M.; $118,500. 5452 Bluesky Drive: Berding, Bradford W. to Reed, Sharon L.; $69,500. 5709 Woodhaven Drive: Sedgwick, Joseph A. & Erin M. Niemeyer to Bolser, Megan C. & Nicholas W.; $135,000. 5839 Gold Dust Drive: Cohen, Robert Scott & Donna Jean to Hunstad, Joshua J. & Stephanie A.; $332,500. 5889 Quailhill Drive: Jacob, Carol Ann & William R. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $141,000. 6247 Seiler Drive: Warman, Lawson Jr. & Sherri B. to Geiger, Sara E.; $134,000. 6640 Hearne Road: Whitehead, Duane E. to Ireland, Nicholas A.; $45,000.

12011 Mill Road: Tristate Holdings LLC to George Thomas Homes

Inc.; $54,900. 12011 Mill Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Tristate Holdings LLC; $50,000. 600 Doepke Lane: Abel, Ardath Mae to Lippert, Valerie J. Tr.; $200,000. 8509 Brent Drive: Whitt, John R. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $66,000. 8754 Venus Lane: Koch, Christopher N. & Kelli L. to Wells Fargo Bank NA Mac 7801-013; $48,000. 8871 Neptune Drive: CN Homes LLC to Provident Funding Associates LP; $38,000. 9317 Winton Road: Kelly, Jamie L. to Moeddel, Bethany M.; $71,000. 9926 Mckelvey Road: Fannie Mae to Hudson, Elana K.; $100,580. 018 Thornfield Lane: Richter, Joyce L. Tr. to Richter, Cynthia Tr.; $162,000. 12032 Goodfield Court: EdwardsPrayer, Emma Carolyn and Charles Gregory Sr. to Mincher, Randall and Rachel; $122,000. 265 Bonham Road: Evans, Patricia A. to Staggs, Paul and Leann K.; $103,000. 6793 Golfway Drive: Penklor Properties LLC to Culver, Kellee; $94,000. 8746 Cavalier Drive: Schnur, Walter and Cornelia M. to Wilbur, I M. Jr. and Julie A.; $137,000. 8796 Cabot Drive: Penklor Properties LLC to Stanley, Jennifer; $74,000. 8827 Grenada Drive: Childs, Wilford L. and R. Jean to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $36,000. 8874 Desoto Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Wealth Wise Properties Ll; $17,500. 9004 Cherry Blossom Lane: Schierloh, John D. and Rebecca to C. A. Ludwig and Co; $84,100. 944 Hollytree Drive: Valerius, Betty T. to Kelly, Franswah L.; $80,000. 9895 Lorelei Drive: McGilmer, Kenneth to Federal National Mortgage Association; $104,000. ‘

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Northwest Press

August 25, 2010

POLICE REPORTS From B8 Theft

Cell phone and MP3 player stolen from home at 3594 Neiheisel Ave., July 29. MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 5601 Sunny Woods Lane, July 30. Three checks stolen from victim, and later forged and cashed at 3158 Dickinson Road, July 30. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 5436 Douglas Fir Court, July 30. Money and gift card stolen from office at Green Township Fire Station at 5911 Bridgetown Road, July 30. Anvil and anvil stand stolen from home’s yard at 6425 Muddy Creek, July 30. GPS, MP3 player and purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 5918 Cedaridge Drive, July 30. Two bread racks stolen from Bigg’s at 5071 Glencrossing Way, July 30. Bicycle stolen from home’s driveway at 2937 Bailey Ave., July 31. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 5878 Valleyway Court, July 31. Prescription medicine stolen from home at 6224 Cheviot Road No. 3, Aug. 1. Briefcase stolen from vehicle at 3115 Diehl Road, Aug. 2. Money and nine pairs of shoes stolen from home at 2980 North Bend Road, Aug. 3. Wallet and contents stolen from victim’s purse at Meijer at 6550 Harrison Ave., Aug. 3. GPS, radar detector, money and cell phone holder stolen from vehicle at 5221 Leona Drive, Aug. 3. Check stolen from victim, and later forged and deposited at 6955 Taylor Road, Aug. 5. Roll of fencing stolen from home’s yard at 3261 Alpine Place, Aug. 5. Vehicle stolen from parking lot at 5385 Lee’s Crossing Drive, Aug. 5. Money and a knife stolen from vehicle at 3021 Carroll Ave., Aug. 6. GPS stolen from vehicle at 2961 Carroll Ave., Aug. 6. Two victims each had a cell phone stolen at Mazzaro’s at 4108 North Bend Road, Aug. 7.

Vehicle stolen from lot at Martini Service Center at 4417 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 6. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at Professional Auto Service at 4525 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 6. Five solar-powered landscaping lights stolen from home’s yard at 5507 Siesta Drive, Aug. 6. Prescription medicine and gum stolen from victim’s purse at 6080 Colerain Ave., Aug. 6. Eleven gift cards stolen from vehicle at 6715 Powner Farm, Aug. 7. Four power tool combination kits stolen from Home Depot at 6300 Glenway Ave., Aug. 7. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 3853 Race Road, Aug. 8. Vehicle stolen from in front of home at 2961 Carroll Ave., Aug. 8. Vehicle registration and seven DVDs stolen from vehicle at 1471 Beechmeadow Lane, July 24. Vehicle stolen from home’s driveway at 1720 Anderson Ferry Road, July 24. Two credit cards, money and cell phone stolen from victim at Fitworks at 5840 Cheviot Road, July 24. Seven gift cards stolen from home’s mailbox at 2593 Ebenezer Road, July 24. GPS stolen from vehicle at 1445 Colonial Drive, July 24. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 5949 Beechtop Drive, July 26. Scrap metal stolen from Joseph Day Inc. at 3781 Frondorf Ave., July 24. Cell phone charger, gift card and two headphones stolen from vehicle at 5872 Valley Way Court, July 26. Spool of trim line stolen from tool box on trailer at 4311 West Fork Road, July 26. Four conducting bars, 28 lug bolts, wire and various hardware stolen from Cincinnati Bell phone tower at 5794 Filview Circle, July 26. Wedding band, ring and tie clasp stolen from home at 2225 Quail Run Farm, July 26. Car stereo, amplifier, two subwoofers and pair of sunglasses stolen from vehicle at 5779 Breezewood Drive, July 26.

GPS units stolen from two vehicles at 4128 Clearpoint Drive, July 26. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 4086 Clearpoint Drive, July 26. GPS stolen from vehicle at 6810 Peaks Edge, July 26. GPS stolen from vehicle at 4739 Havencrest Lane, July 26.

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