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Colerain High School’s Tyler Williams stays low and protects as the ball as he looks for the end zone in the Cardinals 35-6 victory over Clayton Northmont. The first game of the season was part of the Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium Aug. 28. See more sports on A8.

Students learn media skills at workshop By Heidi Fallon

Students from several school districts spent their summer getting a different sort of education. Ranging in age from 6 to 12, students from the Finneytown, Northwest and Winton Woods districts took part in the Waycross Community Media workshops. They learned how to operate camera equipment, how to produce their own shows for TV and just how hectic a TV control room can be. “It’s been really fun,” said Andrea Williams, a Pleasant Run Elementary School student. She didn’t have long to chat while keeping a eye on both her studio camera and the TV monitor.

“I really liked making the music videos,” said 13-year-old Tosh Ferguson. “I also liked the 3-D art project we did.” Chip Bergquist, Waycross executive director, said the camps are designed to give the students a wide range of media experience. “They do a lot in the studio and control rooms, but it’s not all TV,” Bergquist said. “They went on several field trips where they also practiced the photography skills from their classes.” Including, he added, underwater photography. Bergquist said while he and his staff hope the students enjoyed and benefited from the workshops, he has an ulterior motive. “We hope some of the students will want to come back as volun-

teers.” Jackie Fiore said her son, Michael, enjoyed his summer learning experience. “He’s always playing around with our video camera and we decided this sounded like a great camp for him,” the Greenhills woman said. “I’ve been impressed with the classes and he’s really enjoyed it.” Nicole Lewis, one of the camp instructors, said she hopes the students learned a little something beyond their media lessons. “Most of these kids will never have a career that involves working behind or in front of a camera,” Lewis said. “We wanted to give them skills, creatively and technically, they can use now and in the future.”

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Andrea Williams, 12, operates one of the studio cameras at Waycross Community Media during the final day of a summer camp. The Pleasant Run Elementary School student was one of dozens of children from several districts attending the camp.

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Officials at Northwest Local School District are not happy the district’s ranking on the state’s report card dropped. But they are already working on a plan to reverse the drop. The report cards, released by the Ohio Department of Education last week, dropped Northwest from Excellent to Effective. “We are disappointed with our results and I take full responsibility for them,” said Superintendent Richard Glatfelter. “We are working on a plan.” The district’s current approach is focusing on students who are at risk to fail the test. Last year the middle school’s scores were an area of weakness. “Our three middle schools did improve to meet our goals,” said Glatfelter. “This year’s results show we need to adjust our focus to the elementary schools.” School officials are analyzing the data, comparing it with the long-term state average, and developing a new profile for students who may struggle with the test. “It is still important to remember we had some schools do very well and we are proud of Northwest High School and Colerain High School, which has been excellent for the sixth year in a row,” said Glatfelter. In Mount Healthy City School District, maintained a Continuous Improvement ranking. “I’m not pleased because we are not moving forward,” said Superintendent David Horine. “It is not a good thing.” But he did see some positives. “One elementary – New Burlington – achieved an Excellent (rating), the first time any of our schools” ranked that high. And the district’s second biggest elementary – South – was rated Effective. He is hoping the combining of two elementary schools into a new building will help scores rise. He said the staff from New Burlington – which closed after last year – will bring techniques they did to help earn an Excellent ranking to the new consolidated elementary school. “I think we have some opportunities to learn form one another,” he said. The high school – which dropped form Effective to Continu-

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Good Sam gets finishing touches By Kurt Backscheider

Construction of the new Good Samaritan Medical Center at Western Ridge in Green Township is now finished. The new medical facility, located just north of the Interstate 74 interchange on Harrison Avenue, is scheduled to open Tuesday, Sept. 7. “We are ready,” said Steve Mombach, vice presi-

dent of ambulatory services and senior health for TriHealth. “The campus is looking great and all the landscaping has been installed. We truly are down to the final touches.” The 47,000-square-foot center will provide the same services and care as a fullscale hospital. In addition to the 24hour emergency department with ambulance access and helipad, the center also

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the West Side for several years. “This facility is really designed with the patient in mind,” she said. Primary care and specialist physician offices will also be available in the new medical center, occupying offices in the 25,000square-feet of space on the building’s second floor. Some of the medical services that will be available include allergy/immunology, dermatology, diabetes treat-

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Gannett News Service Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Beth Myers on Thursday found Timothy Sturgel not guilty by reason of insanity for killing three of his family members. The decision means Sturgel won’t have to serve prison time for the killings but must remain in mental institutions until the judge deems him no longer a threat to himself or others. On Jan. 24, 2009, Sturgel killed his father, Jerry Sturgel, 51; his step-


mother, Mary, 40; and stepsister, Emily Hurst, 13, police said. After killing the trio, police said Sturgel set fire to the family’s Colerain Township home. Sturgel, who has been in and out of mental institutions for some time, had an arsenal, including an assault rifle, a 9 mm handgun and large knives when police arrived to find the three family members dead. When authorities arrived at the house, Sturgel was in the front yard, clutching an assault rifle. When officers ordered him to drop the gun, Sturgel replied, “Everyone is dead,” and ran inside.









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Once a year Ohio rates public school districts and buildings using several measures, based on how well students perform on state tests and on attendance. High school ratings also reflect graduation rates. Elementary and Middle School ratings also include a “value added” goal – the expectation that the average student will show a year’s worth of academic growth based on test data. The federal government also requires that students make “adequate yearly progress” on state-set goals in reading and math in elementary, middle and high schools. Here are several ways to evaluate your school and district: State Ratings: The best is Excellent with Distinction, then Excellent, Effective, Continuous Improvement, Academic Watch and Academic Emergency. (Schools too long in Academic Emergency may have to offer additional tutoring or school choice.) Value Added: Was the one-year progress goal met, or did the student show growth above or below that goal. AYP stands for Adequate Yearly Progress: The reading and math goals were either met or not met Value Performance Added Index Northwest schools Building 2010 Rating 2009 Rating Goals AYP Goals 2010 Northwest Local Schools Effective Excellent Not Met 94.8 Bevis Elementary School Cont. Imp. Effective Met Met 89.2 Colerain Elementary School Excellent Effective Above Not Met 95.5 Colerain High School Excellent Excellent -Not Met 100.6 Colerain Middle School Effective Cont. Imp. Below Not Met 92.2 Monfort Heights Elementary School Excellent Excellent Met Not Met 101 Northwest High School Excellent Effective -Not Met 100 Pleasant Run Elementary School Effective Effective Met Not Met 94.1 Pleasant Run Middle School Effective Cont. Imp. Met Not Met 91.6 Struble Elementary School Cont. Imp. Effective Met Not Met 89.7 Taylor Elementary School Effective Excellent Above Not Met 88.6 Weigel Elementary School Effective Effective Above Not Met 96.4 White Oak Middle School Effective Excellent Below Not Met 92.4 Mount Healthy schools Mount Healthy City Schools Duvall Frost Elementary School Greener Elementary School Mt Healthy High School Mt Healthy Junior High School North Elementary (New Burlington) South Elementary School (Hoop)

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Report cards ous Improvement – will not waste time on improvement. The staff will meet within the next two or three weeks to “drill down and figure out how it happened,” Horine said. “If anyone has a good idea, we’ll look at it.” Other criteria used to determine report card ratings are state indicators and performance index. State indicators show the district met proficiency goals on all state tests plus graduation and attendance rates. The performance index measure rewards the achievement of every student, not just those who score proficient or higher. Districts earn points based on how well each student does on all tested subjects. An index score between 100 and 120 is needed for the top spot. Cincinnati Public Schools achieved an “effective” ranking on the state report

highest, for five consecutive years. District officials expected to retain that ranking again based on preliminary test scores it received two weeks ago. However, final state calculations bumped the district up into the effective category. The bump was the result of Ohio’s “value added” measure, which measures whether the students achieved more than a year’s worth of expected growth on their test scores. Students at CPS exceeded expected growth for the past two years. The district also met federal “adequate yearly progress” standards – another condition that can move schools up a category – on all but one of its eight student subgroups. Marc Emral and Gannett News Service contributed to this report.

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card system for the first time since the state report cards began 10 years ago. It’s the highest rating ever for this district of more than 33,000 students and is a “milestone “for academic progress, officials said. “Effective” is the third highest of six categories on Ohio’s report card, an annual rating of schools and districts based on students’ passage rates on statewide tests, graduation rates, attendance trends and other data. “We’re thrilled to reach this milestone,” said Superintendent Mary Ronan in a news release. “It is a reflection of the hard work – and teamwork – of our school and central staffs, our parents and community partners, and, most of all, of our students themselves.” CPS’ effective rating is especially sweet for the district because it has been in the “continuous improvement” category, the fourth


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Districts share in race winnings

Another month for North Bend Road work By Mattie Waddle

The orange barrel hustle and bustle on North Bend Road in Monfort Heights is expected to be completed by the end of October. “It's part of the Green Township beatification project and includes widening lanes, adding turn lanes, pouring sidewalks and stamping concrete on both North Bend Road and Boomer Road,” said Tonya Alexander of the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office. The $2.5 million Green Township project was originally scheduled to finish on Sept. 25. “We ran into some trou-

ble with the pipes and had to get an extension,” said project foreman Dave Mummy of Dayton-based RB Jergens Construction Co. The road widening will alleviate some concerns about future traffic congestion due to the new Mercy Hospital. “There certainly are some headaches that come with construction, but we're part of the community too so we can bear a little inconvenience,” said St. Ignatius Principle Tim Reilly, “And the construction company RB Jergens has been very cooperative in keeping in mind the safety of our students and families,” he said.


Randy Bates, from left, Bill Morris, and Dave Mummy marks off cuts for piping along North Bend Road.

Dozens of local school districts are kicking their Race proceeds planning teams into high The districts in this area gear as they work out details receiving Race to the Top of how to spend their share funds are: of Ohio’s $400 million in Cincinnati City – $12,937,742.36 Race to the Top winnings. Mt. Healthy City – $728,969.14 Federal and state educa- Northwest Local – $934,512.41 tion officials last week that Source – Ohio Department Ohio, eight other states and of Education the District of Columbia won a share of the second round almost didn't even apply this year” of the $4.35 billion prize. School officials will The education reform money could be used to fund scheduled to meet Aug. 30 adoption of new curriculum, to crunch the numbers and train teachers or craft data- figure out funding. “We've got a lot of areas driven programs that will help track students’ success, the money is needed,” said Brooks. among other initiatives. There are some federal Districts have already signed off on certain reform earmarks to consider, teachgoals, and now must work ers unions to consult and a out details of how their spe- mandatory Aug. 31 state webinar to attend before the cific plans will work. They have 90 days to treasurer's office can reveal finalize and submit their the exact plan. “Our heads are sort of plans to the state. spinning right now,” said The NorthBrooks. “We're west Local just very happy School District Districts have and very gratewasn’t surprised already signed off ful.” about the The Cincinnati reported Race to on certain reform Public Schools the Top funds. goals, and now will receive the “We knew must work out largest chunk of we would get it, money – around we just didn't details of how know how their specific plans $13 million over four years. The much we were first infusion getting,” said will work. could come as Treasurer Randy early as this school year. Bertram. The district will reconBertram still isn't sure exactly how much money vene the team of educators the school district will receive and community members who crafted its initial applifrom the grant. “I personally haven't cation in May, so they can received verification of the finalize its plan. It expects to spend the amount, but if it is the $934,512 the Enquirer money on moving to nationreported on, well, it's only al curriculum standards – about 0.3 percent of our $80 standards that regulate what million general fund budg- students learn and in what grades. et,” said Bertram. That could mean spendA Sept. 1 conference call is set up to clear up questions ing lots of money on new and review the requirements tests, textbooks and on teacher training. of the grant. It also will expand an Ele“I don't mean to scoff at that much money, it's just mentary Initiative program going to be heavily ear- that has helped its struggling marked with new initiatives schools post better test and most likely won’t save scores and will use money for professional development taxpayers much,” he said. The Race to the Top and performance-driven pay money was quite the sur- bonuses. “It’s mostly about best prise for Mount Healthy City practices,” said William School District. “We weren't expecting it Myles, assistant superinat all,” said district Treasurer tendent. “We need to see how to help all our schools Rebecca J. Brooks. “We had applied once get over hurdles.” Mattie Waddle and Gannett before and didn't get it, so News Service contributed to we didn't want to get our this story. hopes up this time. We

BRIEFLY Republicans meet

Colerain Republican Club meeting will begin with social time at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Featured speaker is Debe Terhar, candidate for state board of education. To RSVP contact Michael Harlow at 513-741-7901 or

Movie on the lot


Light of the World Ministries, a nondenominational church that is new to the Green and Colerain township area, will have a Movie on the Lot night to christen its new location at 5915 Colerain Ave. The movie will begin at dusk, around 8 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 3. Families are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The film will be “The Incredibles.” This is a free event, so bring your friends and family and the church will even supply the popcorn.

One-woman show

Colerain Township resident Bonnie Rettig will be the focus of a one-woman art show, Flowers from My Garden during September in the lobby of the Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road. The lobby is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There will be an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, with music by Ben & Joe. Rettig works in acrylics, porcelain and clay.

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A Life in the Spirit Seminar will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on seven consecutive Wednesday evenings from Sept. 15 through Oct. 27 at St. Ignatius Church in Hilvert Hall. Listen to teachings that will help you to encounter Jesus personally and experience the love of the Holy Spirit. For more information or to register, call Rose at 513-3852390. The suggested donation is $5 for materials.


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Grand marshal epitomizes West Side By Mattie Waddle

Everything in the office looked fairly new. Everything from the perfectly polished desk to the monochromatic colored carpeting. Everything except John Murphy, the family man, small business owner and lifelong West Sider who will be the grand marshal at this year’s Harvest Home parade. “I think they picked me cause I’m so old,” Murphy said laughing. “They figure the only way to get me around is to put me in a car.” Dave Backer, the parade chairman, said he picked Murphy to keep with the Small Business Makes America Great theme. “Oh, OK, that’s the motif than, eh well that could be,” said Murphy. “You know I started this place in 1955 and now my two sons and grandson run things.” “His oldest, smartest, and tallest grandson,” chimes in Ryan Murphy from around the corner. At the agency, family isn’t just around the corner. Family and community are the cornerstone of Murphy’s Insurance Agency Inc. in Green Township. Murphy’s founded it from the desire to stay in the community and it has prospered because of his family. “When I got out of school I couldn’t find a job … My uncle was an insurance agent and found out there was an opening for the Hartford Insurance Co. I got it and worked for the company from ‘46 to ‘55,” said Murphy, “Then my


Ryan Murphy, from left, Matt Murphy, and Harvest Home Grand Marshal John Murphy outside their insurance agency. wife and I decided we didn‘t want to be movin‘ all over the country. We wanted to be here, on this side of town … I like the West Side and I think we’re very unique, we’re loyal. It‘s where my wife and I wanted to be.” Murphy lights up when he talks about his wife, his polite smile swivels into goofy grin. He tossed his hands up and peered through the open office door at his grandson, “I wouldn’t have any of this if it wasn’t for her, my wife. The first years were rough. I wanted to quit but she wouldn’t let me. She was something,” said Murphy. And then he leaned back to ponder his greatest accomplishment. “My family is my greatest accomplishment,” said Murphy, “I’ve been blessed to raise them in such a great community.” Murphy has been helping make the community

great for over 50 years as a Cheviot Westwood Kiwanis Club member. “The Kiwanis are one of the finest groups of people

he has ever come across,” said Murphy. Though Murphy admits he’s not as active as he once was, he is modest about his families contributions. “We’re all members, we always have been and we try to do what we can,” said Matt Murphy. Thursday night the three generations will coast down Harrison Avenue, and John Murphy will look at a community he has spent a lifetime in love with. Maybe everyone will look back and be reminded why – the sense of family, loyalty, and hard work. The principles of a small business man. Principles that make America great and well, that make the West Side unique, as Murphy put it. “Not better. Not worse. Just unique.” said Murphy.

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Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District's 65th Annual Meeting/Open House Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010 Time: 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm Cost: Free Place: District Office 22 Triangle Park Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45246 Light refreshments will be served starting at 2:00 pm and

a short business meeting will start at 6:30 pm Please joins us at our new office Between 2 pm - 7:30 pm Silent auction to fund Odegard/Diebel Memorial Scholarship Please RSVP so we may plan for refreshments. Please call 513-772-7645 or mail RSVP to: Hamilton County SWCD, 22 Triangle Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246-3411.




HOMES ARE NOW AFFORDABLE In a recent interview, Donald Trump said: “Considering the bargains that are now available, this is the best time in history to buy a home.” It’s true, housing affordability is rising, dramatically. The relationship between home prices, mortgage interest rates, and family income is the most favorable since 1970, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors. A median-income family earning $59,800 per year can now afford a home costing $283,400, with a 20 percent down payment, the report noted. This assumes that the buying family is paying 25 percent of their gross income on mortgage principal and interest payments. A year ago, the same family could only afford a home costing $263,300. “Housing affordability is at a record high – the buying power of a typical family has risen significantly,” said NAR president Charles McMillan. “With the drop in interest rates, a median-income family can afford a home costing $20,000 more than a year ago for the same monthly mortgage payment. With the strong stimulus program, we are hopeful that inventory will get trimmed. That will help prices stabilize in many areas by the end of this year.” Since McMillan made that statement, mortgage interest rates have dropped even further, sometimes dipping below the 5 percent level. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 29 years and is a Certified Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation. For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, contact Mark Schupp at Star One Realtors. Please call me at 385-0900 (office) or 385-0035 (home) or visit my website: CE-0000415836

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Game Expo

Colerain High School students attending Butler Tech recently attended the fifth annual Game Expo presented by the Miami University computer science and software engineering department. For the expo, teams of high school students design and implement a computer game. The junior team of Joe Boris, Marty Justice, Ben Kroeger and Tyler Van Niman won the Best Game Play award for their entry, Galaxy Gladiator. The senior team of Devon Ard, Dorien Hardy and Brock Larkins won Best Sound, Best Artwork and Best in Show awards for their game, Ethereal Gospel. Pictured with their award certificates are, from left, Tyler Van Niman, Marty Justice and Joe Boris.


The Pleasant Run Middle School football team swarmed the field … the one that surrounds the school – to work on a beautification project. Players spread mulch and painted a fence to help spruce up the grounds for the return to school this week.

Football players work on school grounds

Pleasant Run Middle School got a bit of a face lift, thanks to the hard work of the school’s football team. Following a shortened practice , the student athletes painted the fence along the football field and spread mulch in the memorial garden and playground area. Coaches Charlie Hunt and Gabe Warner grilled hot dogs and served the boys lunch. Pleasant Run Middle School Assistant Principal Jan Vanderplough said she heard comments about the mulch being “stinky,” but she also heard players talking

Pleasant Run Middle School Assistant Principal Jan Vanderplough said she heard comments about the mulch being “stinky,” but she also heard players talking about impressing visitors with how nice the school looks. about impressing visitors with how nice the school looks. She said it was wonderful to

see the student athletes put so much effort into making their school look nice. The projects took three days to complete, but the team wanted to finish the job. Coaches Warner, Hunt, Ryan Whitaker, and Jay Werling donated hot dogs, buns and chips and ice cream sandwiches were donated by the school’s ACCESS teacher. Debra Davis. Popscicles and brownies were donated by Vanderplough and Gatorade was donated by the school’s athletic director, Dan Hoard.


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Pleasant Run Middle School sixth-grade teacher Jennifer Hoeting was named the Northwest Local School District's Celebrate Excellence Educator of the Year at the fourth annual Celebrate Excellence breakfast. The Hamilton County Education Foundation program honors K-12 educators from 21 public school districts in the county. Hoeting is pictured with Anthony Muñoz, who served as emcee for the event.



Signum Fiedi

Beginning this school year, La Salle High School will introduce a new, one-of-a-kind student leadership program, the De La Salle Signum Fidei Institute. Its goal is “to develop every student into a servant leader equipped with the experience and confidence to ethically lead in a 21st century environment, and instilled with a faith-guided passion to apply his gifts and talents to better his local and global communities.” The first student leaders will be, from front left, Alex Kah, Nathaniel Morabito, Vincent Brickweg and Kris Richmond; second row, John Burger, Drew Otten, David Hebeler, Kyle Jacob, Kyle Sterwerf and Zack Starkey; third row, Evan Bering, Mike Chadwick, Ben Moeller, Andrew Silber and John Hoeweller. Not pictured is Kyle Comer.

Hall of Excellence

Mother of Mercy High School recently welcomed eight new members to its Alumnae Hall of Excellence. The hall, now in its second year, recognizes exemplary Mercy graduates who achieve academic or professional excellence, contribute significantly to their professions or their communities, and who positively promote Mother of Mercy and its values. The alums were recognized at the school’s annual Honors Banquet. The inductees, their year of graduation and their career fields or fields of interest are, from left, Maryann Gindele Barth of Florence, Ky., ‘68, educator/advocate for the deaf; Deborah Gibbs Simpson of Villa Hills, Ky., ‘69, business administration; Mary Kathleen Doerger Lorenz of Mount Healthy, ‘61, social justice/hunger issues; Jennifer Robb of Columbus, ‘99, social justice/systemic change; Mary Jo Niklas Dangel of Green Township, ‘64, journalism; Libbey Spiess, M.D., of Green Township, ‘83, pediatric medicine; and Laura Schreibeis of Sharonville, ‘79, mechanical engineering. Not pictured is D. Lynn Meyers of Green Township, ‘73, fine arts/theater.

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Colerain clobbers Northmont

There are several ways to keep in touch with high school sports coverage the Community Press newspapers provide. • Preps blog – presspreps • Twitter – www.twitter. com/cpohiosports • Facebook – Search for Community Press/Recorder Sports • Online stories and photos – Check in as Ohio sports writers Mark Chalifoux, Tony Meale and Nick Dudukovich, along with contributors like Adam Turer, give insight and news gathered as they cover the high schools under the Community Press umbrella.

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This week at Colerain

By Tony Meale

• Colerain boys’ soccer team beat Northwest 3-0, Aug. 23. Colerain’s Kevin Walker, Mitch Stehlin and Ricco Hanson each scored one goal. Mitch Revetta made two saves. On Aug. 25, the boys beat Walnut Hills 3-1. Colerain’s Kevin Walker, Mitch Stehlin and Damani Storms scored one goal each. • Elder’s boys’ golf team beat Colerain 163-168, Aug. 23. On Aug. 25, the Colerain boys beat Harrison 163-171. Colerain’s Austin Kyle and Alex Pietrosky both medaled with 3 over par 39 on the front nine at Miami Whitewater. • In girls tennis, Lakota East beat Colerain 5-0, Aug. 24. On Aug. 25, the girls lost to Talawanda 5-0. • In girls’ soccer, Colerain beat Mercy 2-1, Aug. 25. Vivian Sprague and Morgan Lindeman scored Colerain’s goals. Mercy’s Hannah Stowe scored one goal. • In girls’ golf, Colerain lost to Oak Hills 183-199, Aug. 26.

This week at Northwest

• The Northwest girls’ tennis team beat Finneytown 5-0, Aug. 23. Northwest’s Hunt beat Gates 6-1, 6-0; Paige Fath beat Warren 6-0, 6-0; Bermester beat Zimmerman 6-0, 6-0; Tran and Hoffman won by forfeit; Kent and Mayes won by forfeit. On Aug. 24, the girls lost 50 to Talawanda. On Aug. 26, Northwest beat Harrison 3-2. Northwest’s Hunt beat Hotopp 6-2, 6-2; Fath beat Hesse 6-2, 7-6; Beimesche beat Case 6-4, 6-0. • In boys’ soccer, Princeton beat Northwest 2-1, Aug. 25. Northwest’s Tyler Hoehn scored the team’s goal. • In boys’ golf, Talawanda beat Northwest 168-185, Aug. 25. • The girls’ golf team lost to Kings 141-198, Aug. 25. • In girls’ soccer, Glen Este beat Northwest 8-2, Aug. 26. Northwest’s Kiara Elliott and Kelsea Arvin each scored one goal. • In girls’ golf, Anderson beat Northwest 184-242, Aug. 26.

After 10 months to stew and mull and ponder, the wait is finally over. The Colerain High School football team, which ended the 2009 season on an eight-game winning streak only to miss the postseason for the first time since 1999, was eager to put on the uniforms, lace up the shoes and dance under the lights at Nippert. And it showed. The Cardinals, who made their 11th appearance in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown Aug. 28, scored on their first possession, racked up 433 total yards –

including 384 on the ground – and held Northmont scoreless in the second half. It added up to a 35-6 win. “It’s just great to get the season started,” Colerain head coach Tom Bolden said. The Cardinals are now 83 in the Showdown. Colerain’s Tyler Williams enjoyed a stellar start to his quarterback career. The former tailback had touchdown runs of six, 50 and seven yards. “Tyler trusted in the option and the offense and just did his thing,” Bolden said. “He’s the most athletic guy out there. He’ll get better each week, and hopefully it’ll be something special.” Williams also showed some passing touch, con-



Northwest 40, Finneytown 19

The Knights, which led 34-6 at halftime, were led by senior quarterback Cory Cook, who was 6-of6 for 91 yards and a touchdown, and junior Donald Newell, who rushed 10 times for 91 yards and a touchdown. Junior Ron Turner rushes seven times for 77 yards and two scores. Junior Jamario Pepper and sophomore Darius White also found the endzone. Senior wide receiver Melvin Hunter had five catches for 71 yards and a score. Northwest rushed 42 times for 247 yards. Northwest (1-0) plays at Amelia (0-1) Sept. 3.

Roger Bacon 30, Mount Healthy 20

The Fighting Owls led 20-16 through three quarters but were outscored 14-0 in the fourth. Mount Healthy outgained the Spartans 245-164 but had three turnovers.

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Colerain High School quarterback Tyler Williams, left, pitches to fellow senior Trayion Durham during the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium Aug. 28. Colerain, which totaled 433 yards, defeated Northmont 35-6. Durham rushed 18 times for 87 yards, while Williams ran for three touchdowns and threw for another. necting with sophomore Chris Davis for a 23-yard touchdown. “(Playing quarterback) was a big change, but Coach Bolden told me it’s like playing running back,” Williams said. “You’ve got to make decisions and just go with it. You’ve got to be more of a leader.” Senior fullback Trayion Durham ran 18 times for 87 yards, while Davis had nine for 78. “Our offense isn’t easy,” Bolden said. “Early on there can be timing issues, but we (were clicking) tonight.” The Cardinal defense wasn’t too shabby, either. Senior outside linebacker Andrew Smith harassed Northmont quarterback Cameron Belton all game, collecting several sacks in

High School Football Week One The Owls were led by senior Denzel Larkin, who was 3-of-4 for 101 yards and two interceptions; he also rushed 15 times for 47 yards. Senior Tracey Barnes rushed 18 times for 68 yards and scored two touchdowns. Senior Brent Gray had two catches for 53 yards. Leading Roger Bacon were Griffin Mouty, who had 27 carries for 66 yards and a score, and Brian Bien and Mike Jackson, each of whom had a receiving touchdown. Bien also had two interceptions. Roger Bacon (1-0) hosts Campbell County Sept. 3. Mount Healthy (0-1) hosts Brebeuf Jesuit Prep (Ind.) Sept. 3.

St. Xavier vs. Our Lady of Good Counsel

This game, which was played Aug. 29 on ESPN, concluded past Community Press deadlines. St. Xavier hosts Indianapolis Cathedral Sept. 3.


Colerain High School senior Andrew Smith (55) clobbers Northmont quarterback Cameron Belton during the Cardinals’ 35-6 win at the Crosstown Showdown. Smith was in the Northmont backfield all night. the process. “Andrew is fast, he plays long, he can run – he’s a physical kid,” Bolden said. “He definitely came to play tonight.” Smith made up for the absence of senior linebacker Jarrett Grace, who sat out with a shoulder injury. “My heart goes out to him,” Bolden said. “He’s done everything that’s been asked of him to put himself in position to have a great senior year. And to have that first game taken away from him, that’s tough. But Jarrett’s a great kid, he handled it well and he’ll be ready to go against Elder.” Ah, yes. Elder. The Panthers (1-0), which knocked Colerain out of the playoffs in 2008 and

left them lifeless in 2009, opened the season with a 38-21 win over Winton Woods. They travel to Colerain Sept. 3. Williams said the keys to victory will be winning time of possession and not fumbling. “We’ve got to play with a real big chip on our shoulder,” he said. Bolden, meanwhile, hopes a quality win over Northmont will give the Cardinals the momentum they need to be successful. Colerain has won nine straight games dating back to last season. “It’s Colerain-Elder,” he said. “What else can you say? It is what it is. It’s everything great about high school football.”

La Salle runs past Lakota West By Tony Meale

This week at La Salle

• The La Salle boys’ soccer team was defeated by Lakota East 2-0, Aug. 23. The boys tied with Kings 11, Aug. 26. La Salle’s Samuel Tegge scored the goal. • In golf, La Salle placed fifth with a 312 in the Kings/Mason Invitational at Four Bridges Country Club, Aug. 23. La Salle’s John Burger shot a 74 on par 69.

This week at McAuley

• The McAuley soccer team beat Northwest 8-3, Aug. 24. McAuley’s Elyssa Anderson, Brianna Doxsey and Kristen Kluener scored one goal each; Olivia Jester scored three goals and Sam Rack scored two goals. Northwest’s Nefertiti Robinson, Kelsea Arvin and Kiara Elliot scored one goal each.



La Salle High School senior quarterback unloads against Lakota West in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium Aug. 28. The Lancers rolled 28-6.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. With all the preseason stir regarding the La Salle High School football team’s passing attack, Lakota West – the Lancers’ season-opening opponent at the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium Aug. 28 – decided that keeping La Salle quarterback Drew Kummer and company in check would be a good idea. By and large, the Firebirds did a commendable job; they even had a picksix in the first quarter to take a 6-0 lead. There’s only one problem. The Firebirds forgot to stop the run. La Salle rushed 44 times for 278 yards, including 131 by Lancer Player of the Game Matt Farrell, who also scored two touchdowns. The final score of the Lancers’ victory was 28-6. “We had a good running game,” Lancer head coach Tom Grippa said. “Lakota

West dropped their linebackers back and did a good job defending out pass, so we just took what they were giving us.” The Lancers had a 2:1 run-pass ratio. That’s not to say Kummer, the top passer in the Greater Catholic League in 2009, was ineffective. He threw a touchdown pass to senior wideout Matt Woeste and junior running back Antonio Nelson. “Drew passed well enough for us to win, and that’s the bottom line,” Grippa said. “He got enough first downs for us to keep moving the ball. There will be games when we need him to play lights out, but today our O-Line and running backs carried us.” The defense was pretty solid as well. Lakota West totaled just 180 yards and crossed the 50-yard line only twice. Senior defensive lineman Kyle Herth and junior linebacker Joe Burger each had 6.5 tackles and two sacks. “Our defense played real-

ly well,” Grippa said. Grippa said that his team needs to shore up some sloppy play on kickoff returns and that the passing game will need to be more efficient in the coming weeks. “That will come,” Grippa said. “I know that will come.” La Salle (1-0) hosts Covington Catholic Sept. 3. The Colonels’ spread offense will be a sharp contrast compared to facing the power running game of Lakota West. “We’ll have to have a different attack against them,” Grippa said, whose team beat CovCath in a 4435 shootout last season. All in all, it was a good first week for a Lancer squad expected to contend for a GCL-South title this season. “We’re right where we want to be,” Grippa said. “We’re 1-0, and we beat a good Lakota West team. We knew it’d be a tough, physical game, and our defense rose to the occasion.”

Sports & recreation This week at St. Xavier

By Tony Meale

• St. Xavier’s golf team placed seventh with a 317 in the Kings/Mason Invitational, Aug. 23. • St. X soccerbeat Lexington Catholic 4-2, Aug. 25. St. X’s Michael Archbold, Thompson, Atwell and Brinkman scored one goal each.

By Nick Dudukovich

Replacing two all-city players is never easy, but Cincinnati Country Day women’s soccer coach Theresa Hirschauer is optimistic. Hirschauer is able to maintain such a disposition because of the “core players” returning for the 2010 campaign. The Indians will have six starters returning to the team for the upcoming season. Among them are midfielders Alexandra McInturf and Jamie Huelskamp. “They’re our senior captains and have been a big part of this program,” Hirschauer said. “We’re excited for their senior years.” Hirschauer, who is in her 21st year as coach, will also be able to count on the senior leadership of Blythe Gross Hutton in goal. “It’s nice to have a senior goalie,” she said. “You need someone to make plays... It’s huge having a goalie back there you can count on because it can help you control the game.” Hutton should get help on defense from Anderson’s Alexis Victor and Indian Hill’s Ari Knue. Knue was both all-league and all-city during her sophomore year. Junior Sirena Isadore of Colerain Township will also return to the squad and join McInturf and Huelskamp as midfielders. The upcoming season will be a big test for Isadore,

After winning the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference last season, the College of Mount St. Joseph football team is the preseason pick to do it again – and that’s just fine with Lions head coach Rod Huber. “We want the target on our backs,” he said. “You’re not a true champ until you’ve defended your title.” The Lions were an offensive juggernaut last year, averaging more than 32 points and 400 yards per game. They return senior tailbacks Jake Davis (Anderson), who led the HCAC in rushing with 891 yards and 12 touchdowns, and Noah Joseph (Georgia), who finished fourth in the HCAC with 689 yards and also added seven touchdowns. Davis’ rushing totals are even more impressive given that he is diabetic. “He practices at a rate he can tolerate,” Huber said. “He’s truly committed to being a college student-athlete. It really says a lot about him.” A potent rushing attack will be key to the Lions’ offensive success, as fifthyear senior Chris Howland (Loveland) takes over the reins at quarterback. Howland’s top target will be senior game-breaker Derick Tabar (Colerain), who last year led the team in receptions (49), receiving yards (1,002) and receiving touchdowns (14). No other Lions wideout had more than 323 yards or two

who battled injuries during most of 2009. The Indians will rely on the play of its midfield to help set up the offense because the team doesn’t have a dominant goal scorer. Instead, many girls will get the opportunity to put the ball in the net. “I think we’ll be spreading out on scoring. We should have three or four girls scoring 10 goals.” Hirschauer said. “We’ll be diverse in terms of how we score.” The returning talent leads Hirschauer to believe that CCD could repeat last year’s success when the Indians finished 11-5-1. However, the veteran coach knows it won’t be easy. “We will need to stay healthy and count on some younger players to earn varsity experience,” Hirschauer said. “We will play a very competitive schedule with the likes of Mariemont, Madeira, Wyoming, Indian Hill, along with other strong Miami Valley Conference teams.”

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• In soccer, Colerain beat Mercy 2-1, Aug. 25. Mercy’s Hannah Stowe scored one goal. • The golf team beat Taylor 153-191, Aug. 26. Mercy’s Taylor Reilly shot 3 over par 37 at Woodland.

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Matthew L. Busam Community Press guest columnist

In the United States, more than 3.5 million children under the age of 14 receive treatment for sports-related injuries and nearly half of those are overuse injuries, often leading to “burn out” and the loss of desire to play at all. We (physicians, parents and coaches) must take safety into account when dealing with youth sports leagues. When we look at causative factors for the trends cited above, specialization and overuse are leading the pack. In conjunction with several other societies, the American Othopaedic Society for Sports Medicine has founded STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Protection) sports injuries. The goal is not to reduce sports participation, but rather to encourage safe participation. In today’s world, many youth athletes are asked to play on school teams, club teams, travel teams and in the off-season, and are then invited to showcase events and “camps” to impress scouts. This practice overstresses immature joints and muscles, leading to pain. Proper mechanics and form get altered and even more serious injuries then can occur. Playing through pain is not a good thing for a child, rather it is a sign from the body that something is wrong. In the office, I routinely remind parents and coaches that professional athletes have disabled lists and often times miss games and practices. We must have an understanding that injuries take time to heal, and missing a few practices or games is better than missing an entire season (or career). Often, rest or short periods of immobilization take care of the problem. Other times, proper supervised physical therapy is needed to correct the muscle weakness or inflexibility that led to the problem. Surgery is usually a last resort, but the longer pain persists without treatment, the greater the risk that surgery will be needed. Adults must take responsibility and must stop placing undue pressure on children to participate despite injuries. Participation in youth sports drops dramatically after age 13. An estimated 70 percent of children stop playing at that age and say adults, coaches and parents are the top three reasons. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, only 3 to 6 percent of high school football, basketball, baseball or soccer athletes play in college and only 0.03 percent to 0.44 percent play professionally. Compare that to the fact that 32.7 percent of U.S. adults are overweight, 34.3 percent are obese and 5.9 percent are extremely obese. We must therefore encourage safe participation in youth sports so as to enable our young athletes to maintain a longterm active lifestyle. Remember that pain is never normal. Limping, difficulty sleeping, swollen joints or muscles, and pain that persists despite rest require evaluation. For acute care contact your pediatrician, family physician or a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. Visit for sports-specific tips. Dr. Matthew L. Busam, a Green Township resident, is team physician for Elder High School and a practicing sports medicine orthopedic surgeon.

I was shocked and disgusted when I read that Steve Driehaus supports the mosque being built near the site of World Trade Center. I am for freedom of religion, but we were attacked on Sept. 11 and a mosque so close to the site of the attack is a bad idea and ignores the will of the majority of Americans who also feel this way. Apparently Steve Driehaus doesn’t care that the families of the Sept. 11 victims and the majority of Americans are against this mosque. This is another example of Steve Driehaus, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama being out of touch with the American public. Whether it is massive amounts of new government spending that have put the country deep into debt, a government takeover of health care, an attempt to tax all sources of energy or allowing a mosque to be built two blocks from the World Trade Center, Steve Driehaus just doesn’t get it. Nov. 2 can’t come soon enough so Driehaus and the rest of the out-of-touch members of congress can be replaced. Austin Olding Fulbourne Drive, Colerain Township

Health care

We were sold a pig in a poke with the new health care law. It is supposed to expand health insurance, lower costs and increase good health for the USA. Our politicians passed it using tricks and

without reading it. Taxes are to be raised on medical devices, drug companies, insurance companies and insurance policies that are not through unions (if they are better type policies ). Payments to doctors and hospitals are to be cut if made by the governmental style plans. I have heard that insurance policy payments will be raised by nearly $3,000 and it will be hard to find any good doctor who will accept Medicare or Medicaid. We haven’t even began to find out about all the new regulations coming. With this uncertain future, it’s no wonder that companies are delaying new hiring. Considering that they will be ordered to pay for employee health insurance, can you blame them? Stanton W. Doran Sunnywoods Lane, Green Township

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You know you’ve struck a nerve with the political class when they appear to solicit surrogates who defend, distort and intimidate. In the Aug. 18 edition, it was Bill Seitz, formerly of the Cincinnati school board, where he purportedly also opined on the subject of genteel behavior. As a Green Township trustee, Seitz supported a resolution that ostensibly established rules of conduct for trustee meetings – never mind that it was a dandy tool for muzzling informed citizens. Now, faced with tough questions, the current trustees have brought the resolution to the forefront – as a shield against the commoners.



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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Northwest Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Northwest Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. Seriously, folks, it seems Seitz is just the latest township proxy. It started with the menacing Judge Ralph E. Winkler, husband of trustee Tracy Winkler. Then, after this newspaper revealed the money-pit Nathanael Greene Lodge (where ineffective oversight cost taxpayers more than $2 million over 10 years), a citizen spoke in glowing terms about the lodge at a trustee meeting. However, when questioned, the man impatiently acknowledged that his daughter works at the lodge. If you’re doing what’s right, responsible, and open, you don’t need others to speak for you – your actions speak clearly and loudly for themselves. It’s a lesson the political class needs to learn. Jeffry Smith Mount Airy Avenue, Green Township

CHATROOM Last week’s question

What do you think about Kentucky Speedway getting a NASCAR Sprint Cup event for 2011? Do you plan to attend? “Anything that helps the local economy (legally) is a good thing! I’m all for the Speedway event, if they can get it. I won’t be attending, though. Not my cup of STP. :)” B.B. “It’s not likely that I’ll ever attend a NASCAR event at the Kentucky Speedway, however, I think the Speedway is one of the jewels in the Queen City’s crown and wish it every success.” R.V. “NASCAR is an example of what went on 100 years ago in business when Rockefeller and Standard Oil ran the little guys out of the oil business. “Bruton Smith, who recently bought the Kentucky Speedway, also owns seven7 other major speedways. The former owner of

Next question Would you consider buying one the new models of electric cars, such as Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt? Why or why not? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. the Kentucky Speedway, Jerry Carroll, created Kentucky Speedway from nothing. “NASCAR would not award him a major ‘Cup’ race. It was not until after Bruton Smith purchased the speedway in 2008 that NASCAR thought about allowing a ‘Cup’ race there. “Carroll had filed a federal lawsuit to challenge NASCAR’s decision to not award a ‘Cup’ race there until Bruton Smith owned the speedway. “There is no better example of modern day restraint of trade that is illegal than what has occurred


James Buescher (3) leads Justin Lofton in the Buckle Up Kentucky 150 ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Kentucky Speedway in May 2009. The track will host the sport’s biggest names next July when a Sprint Cup Series race comes to Sparta. with NASCAR and Bruton Smith. “One plus one still adds up to two. I am an ardent race fan. I will never attend a race at Kentucky Motor Speedway. “I prefer to go to Lawrenceburg, which is one of the best-kept secrets in local auto racing. Go to Winchester and Salem, Ind., for the best racing for a more affordable price. “O’Reilys Raceway Park on the west side of Indianapolis also provides local race fans with excellent

racing. Kentucky Speedway and NASCAR is a monopoly which I will not support.” J.S.D. “What the hell is the KY Speedway???” J.G. “I think it is great that Kentucky Speedway got a NASCAR race. Will I go? No, I don’t like racing, but many others do!” K.S.

Is smog threatening your health? It is smog season again. This year, the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) is raising awareness about the health risks associated with smog and air pollution. The goal if this information campaign is to get residents to take action against air pollution in the Greater Cincinnati region. “Smog is not only an environmental issue, it’s also a health concern,” said OKI board president and Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery. “Because many people are unaware of smog’s health implications, they do nothing to protect themselves.” Exposure to smog can limit the ability to breathe, reduce lung function and irritate respiratory systems. Smog may aggravate chronic lung diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis. Studies have shown that exposure to air pollution may reduce

the immune system’s ability to fight off bacterial infections in the respiratory system. Air pollution has even been linked to appendicitis and Callie ear infections. Smog is a Holtegel pollutant that Community affects everyPress guest one. Those parcolumnist ticularly at-risk include children, adults who are active outdoors, people with respiratory diseases and the elderly. It is important for sensitive groups to know if a smog alert is in effect. Smog alerts are issued when there is a high level of ozone or particle pollution making the air unhealthy. When a Smog Alert is in effect, sensitive groups should avoid outdoor activity. Others

should limit outdoor exertion and plan outdoor events when the pollution levels are lower, like in the mornings or evenings. To know if a smog alert has been issued, listen or watch local news, or call 800-621-SMOG to receive smog alerts by e-mail or fax. While limiting time outdoors can help protect well-being from the negative impact of smog, the best way to ensure a healthy life is to do your share for cleaner air. Joining the fight against smog is the ultimate health protection from air pollution and the greatest contribution to the current state of air in the Tristate. The American Lung Association released their annual report card for 2010 on Air Quality in cities in the United States. Cincinnati was ranked as the 9th most polluted city by year-round particle pollution and 18th most polluted by ozone. This ranking illustrates the

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severity of air pollution in the OKI region and the necessity for individuals to make positive contributions to air quality. Doing your share is something that can be simple and easy. Individuals can reduce smog by riding a bike, refueling after 8 p.m., conserving electricity, carpooling, taking the bus and eliminating unnecessary vehicle trips. “How you deal with smog on a daily basis matters. Changing your daily habits could change your life,” said OKI Executive Director Mark Policinski, “In fact, it may save your life.” These potentially serious and harmful effects illustrate the importance of knowledge and understanding smog levels. For more information and additional tips to reduce air pollution, visit or call 800-621-SMOG. Callie Holtegel is an OKI communications intern.


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A group of young ladies run off to the next challenge in a theological obstacle course at McAuley’s Summer Splash.

Making a splash!

McAuley High School played host to the second annual Summer Splash, a back-to-school preview day for eighth graders. The future freshmen went on a scavenger hunt, made bouncy balls, played foreign language games, went on an Internet hunt, and conquered a theological obstacle course. They finished the day by having lunch with McAuley ambassadors.

Photos by Tony Jones/Staff

Kasey Niesen jumps rope during a challenge at McAuley’s Summer Splash for rising eighth grade girls.

Lauren Roll and Alli Miller ham it up for the camera at McAuley’s Summer Splash. The girls spent the day completing a variety of activities that helped them get to know one another better.

Colerain Township resident Ashley Colbert passes a hula hoop over the head of Caroline Middendorf, also from Colerain Township during a theological obstacle course at McAuley's Summer Splash.

Megan Yeley kicks in a soccer ball, then answers a theological question at McAuley’s Summer Splash.

Christine Ahrnsenm Green Township, throws a football at a target during a theological challenge.


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Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Greenhills.


Movie in the Lot, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Light of the World Ministries, 5915 Colerain Ave., “The Incredibles.” Movie begins at dusk. Includes popcorn. Bring seating. Family friendly. Free. 385-5448. Green Township.


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


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.


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


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, S E P T . 3


Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 17. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin’ Roses, 8-10:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Mainstream and Plus-level square dance club. Recent square dance graduates and experienced dancers welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Greenhills.


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. 662-4569. Monfort Heights.

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Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. Through Nov. 21. 946-7755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. 946-7755; Colerain Township.


Labor Day Weekend Festival, 4:30 p.m.midnight, St. Margaret Mary Church, 5217387; North College Hill. St. John Neumann Summer Festival, 4 p.m.-midnight, St. John Neumann Church, Texas Hold’em tournament. 742- 0953. Springfield Township. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 5


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


Diamond Squares, 5-8:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.



Labor Day Weekend Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Margaret Mary Church, 1830 W. Galbraith Road, Games, rides, grand raffle and music. Food and alcohol with ID and wristband available. 521-7387; North College Hill. St. John Neumann Summer Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road, Games for all ages, rides, bands, raffles and bingo. Dinner specials and alcohol with ID available. Through Sept. 5. 742- 0953. Springfield Township.

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Labor Day Weekend Festival, 3-11 p.m., St. Margaret Mary Church, 521-7387; North College Hill. St. John Neumann Summer Festival, 4-11 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, 7420953. Springfield Township.


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

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CIVIC Council Meetings, 7 p.m., Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road, Presented by Village of Greenhills. Through Dec. 21. 825-2100. Greenhills. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Continentals Round Dance Club, 7-9:30 p.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road, Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; North College Hill.


Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


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. Burn calories and learn body-energizing movements. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township.


Holistic Health and Wellness Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Learn simple and effective self-care techniques from wisdom of the centuries and our contemporaries to improve body, mind and spirit connections for overall health. Family friendly. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown.


Summer may be coming to an end, but the Farm Market of College Hill is open 3-6:30 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 7 at College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. For more information, call 542-0007 or visit Pictured are Colerain Township residents Jane and Mark Staubitz setting up a display of the soaps they make.


Cigars and Guitars, 5-10 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Live music and cigars available for purchase. Full bar with light menu and bocce ball court available. Free. 385-9309; Colerain Township. T H U R S D A Y, S E P T . 9

ART EXHIBITS Harvest Home Fair Art Show, 8 a.m.-noon, Harvest Home Park, $10 per entry. Registration required. 662-0524; Cheviot.

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Harvest Home Fair Art Show, 5-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Entries judged by internationally acclaimed artist John Ruthven. Benefits Benefits local organizations. $10 per entry. Registration required. Presented by Kiwanis Club of Cheviot-Westwood. Through Sept. 10. 6620524; Cheviot.


Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., White Oak-Monfort Heights Kiwanis, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. 385-3780. Green Township.

Round Dancing with D and C, 7-9 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 10416 Bossi Lane, Round Dancing with Cuers: Dick & Cinda Reinhart. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


Beer Tasting - Passport to Beer Friday, 79:30 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Sample more than 25 autumn lagers, ales and porters from around the world. Hors d’oeuvres provided. Brewmasters from Anheuser-Busch and Samuel Adams available for Q&A. Music by Big Whiskey. $22.95. Reservations required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 1


Springfield Township Democratic Club, 7 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Presented by Springfield Township. Through Dec. 9. 218-9980; Springfield Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, $6. 929-2427. Greenhills.



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Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, $4. 321-6776. Springfield Township.


Farm Market of College Hill, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 542-0007; College Hill.


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


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 9467755; Green Township.


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; Springfield Township.


Vinoklet Arts Festival and Wine Tasting, Noon-10 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Grape-stomping competitions. Free shuttle from Germania Park 3 p.m.-midnight. Juried fine art and fine crafts for purchase, music, food and eight award-winning wines. Tours available. Free. 385-9309; Colerain Township.

Our Lady of the Rosary Octoberfest, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 825-8626. Greenhills. Celebrate Mount Healthy, Noon, Mount Healthy City Park, McMakin and Perry streets, Wheels Car Show, food booths, children’s activities, illusionist Phil Dalton, music, Cool Critter Outreach and more. All ages. 931-8840. Mount Healthy.


George LaVigne, 9-11 p.m., Marty’s Hops & Vines, 6110 Hamilton Ave., 681-4222; College Hill.


Craig Fuller, 8 p.m., St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Former front man for Pure Prairie League and current lead singer for Little Feat. $25. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. 761-7600; Finneytown. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 1 2


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

CLUBS Greater Cincinnati Decorative Painters Meeting and Class, 11:45 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Sandie Tieman will teach acrylics on a terra cotta candy container for fall. Open to all painters, all experience levels and new members and guests. Free. Registration required at 522-1154. Springfield Township.


Harvest Home Parade, 5-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Theme: Small Business Makes America Great. Begins at intersection of Harrison and Frances Avenues, down Harrison Ave. to North Bend Road and north to Harvest Home Park. Presented by Kiwanis Club of CheviotWestwood. 662-0524. Cheviot. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 1 0

ART EXHIBITS Harvest Home Fair Art Show, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Harvest Home Park, $10 per entry. Registration required. 662-0524; Cheviot. FARMERS MARKET

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Joy Community Church, Free. 662-4569. Monfort Heights. PROVIDED

Queen Elizabeth I and more than 150 costumed characters welcome visitors at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, held Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day, Sept. 4 through Oct. 17, at Renaissance Park, Ohio 73, Harveysburg. There are 11 stages, thrice daily jousts, more than 140 arts and crafts shops, with many displaying crafts such as stone carving and glassblowing, and food, including turkey legs, ales, and steak on a stake. For the opening weekend, Sept. 4-6, adult tickets (ages 13 and up) are buy one admission, get one admission free. Adult tickets are $19.99, children 5-12 years old, $9.99; and under 5 years old, admitted free. Visit


Our Lady of the Rosary Octoberfest, 6 p.m.-midnight, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, Games, food, grand raffle, entertainment, bid-n-buy, basket raffle and more. Dinner specials and beer garden with ID available. 825-8626. Greenhills.


Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park premieres “High,” starring movie and stage actress Kathleen Turner, Saturday, Sept. 4. The play will open on Broadway after showing in Cincinnati through Oct. 2. Turner plays Sister Jamison Connelly, who works in a church-sponsored rehab center. “High” is for mature audiences only. No one under 18 admitted. For tickets, call 800-582-3208 or visit


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How are celebrities and heroes different? These positive talAre being a celebrity and ents can be stepping a hero the same thing? No stones to celebrity in way! It’s much more America and of benefit demanding to be a real hero to those who possess than a celebrity. them. Why? Because being a Being a hero is far celebrity flows right along more difficult. That’s with our human ego because being heroic desires. From birth we all Father Lou requires going against like to be approved, Guntzelman the natural desires of applauded and considered special. Perspectives ourItego. means achieving We thrill when we cause a look of awe in someone else’s harder and higher goals that usueyes. Though these desires to be ally lie dormant in us – sacrificing admired are natural and normal, our comfort, pleasure or risking yet they’re also precarious our life for the good of another, self-centeredness, because of what they can lead us overcoming acting altruistically. to surmise about ourselves. For example, we all have a natSociety extols the body more than the soul. We learn quickly ural desire for self-preservation. that the way to be a celebrity is When a soldier risks his or her life through qualities of our body: to save a combat buddy, or a coordination, having a well- passerby braves a river current to formed and beautiful body, good save someone from drowning, voice, being able to hit or throw a they go against their natural instinct of self-preservation and ball far, act well, etc.

make a more difficult choice to risk themselves for the good of another. That’s a hero. We often see this displayed in police, fire or medical personnel. Whereas celebrity-hood deals with talents of the body, being a hero deals with the deeper talents of the soul and heart. It involves varying amounts of courage. JetBlue’s Steven Slater (sliding down the chute away from his duties) and Lady Gaga are celebrities. The 10 non-military aid workers risking their lives to help poor Afgans for many years, and recently murdered by the Taliban, are heroes. That doesn’t mean celebrities are awful people. It just means it takes so much more giving of ourselves to be called a hero or role model. We don’t lack celebrities today. We lack heroes. We lack people

who will go against societal pressures, easy instinct, greed and self-centeredness for higher goals such as love, the common good, and genuine concern for others. We need people who will choose an action because it is right, and not because it will “make more money,” “make me famous,” or “get me elected.” Occasionally there are publicly noticed heroes. But there are even more silent heroes. Silent heroes are people not recognized by others. They are mothers and fathers who go against the natural desire of their own comfort and choose instead the growth and good of their children; businesspersons who forego a lucrative deal because it’s unjust; students who refuse to cheat on their exams; spouses who won’t betray the other … they’re all heroes of the strong, silent sort. Celebrities attract us to them-

selves; heroes attract us to goodness and service. Celebrities give autographs; heroes give powerful examples to live by. The distinction between celebrity and hero is crucial, especially for teens and young adults. For, as Dr. Drew Pinsky states, “They are the sponges of our culture. Their values are now being set. Are they really the values we want for our young people to be absorbing? Do we want them to have a revolving-door love life, or a stable relationship? … “I speculate that what drives us toward this phenomenon of elevating people to almost godlike status is not so much the glamour we like focusing on – rather it’s the dysfunction.” I wonder why. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

When you’re flooded with FEMA insurance demands More than 300 Hamilton County homeowners are among thousands from around the nation who have been told they must purchase federal flood insurance to protect their homes. But many say new federal flood plain maps are just plain wrong. John Wright of Springfield Township said he’s upset that the new Federal Emergency Management Flood maps show he’s in a flood plain. He said he’s certain it’s not true, but when he failed to buy flood insurance his mortgage lender bought it for him. “They’re getting $2,175

from me for flood insurance unless I appeal the process,” s a i d Wright. Howard Ain W rS i go h t, Hey Howard! has begun his appeal by first hiring a survey company to check his property. There is a creek in his backyard, but during the six years Wright has lived there he said, “We’ve never had any water at all in our backyard – much less come up the hill to the property.” Nevertheless, it’s that creek that FEMA saw on

aerial maps which prompted it to designate Wright’s house as being in a flood plain. Wright argues FEMA never took into account the elevation of his house compared with that of the creek. The company Wright hired to survey his property has completed its work and he said. “They told me the elevation (of my house) was 20 feet above the creek. They are dealing with FEMA as far as the appeals process but they told me they didn’t think I’m in a flood zone whatsoever,” he said. The survey cost Wright more than $700 and, combined with the cost of the

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flood insurance, he said it’s costing him dearly for what he says is a monumental mistake by FEMA. Other homeowners have also fought the new flood plain designation. So much fuss has been raised by homeowners that the U.S. House of Represen-

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Summerfair is now accepting 2011 poster design entries One of Greater Cincinnati’s most respected and oldest community-wide art competitions – the Summerfair poster design competition – which was initiated for the 10th annual Summerfair, is now accepting entries for the 2011 poster design. The winning designer will receive a $2,000 prize and a tremendous amount of exposure as the poster is the marketing centerpiece for the Fair. Deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. Entries may be dropped off at the following locations: • Fabulous Frames and Art: 1741 East Kemper Road, 513-772-1011; 8002 Hosbrook Road, 513-7929977; 17 W. Fourth St., 513-579-9998; 10817 Montgomery Road, 513489-8862; 9632 Colerain Ave., 513-385-9213 • Frame & Save locations: 2940 Wasson, 513-5319794; 9697 Kenwood Road, 513-791-2995; 1050 Hansel Ave., 859-3711050; 7751 Cox Road, 513759-6600 • Bowman’s Framing Inc. 103 North Ft. Thomas Ave., 859-781-2233 • Frame USA 225 North-


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land, 513-733-9800 • Browning’s of Wyoming 1424 Springfield Pike, 513-821-7079 • Summerfair Office 7850 Five Mile Road, 513531-0050 In order to qualify, artists must live within a 40-mile radius of Greater Cincinnati. Entries can be submitted in any medium (pastels, oils, gouache, full-color photos, prints, etc.). Three-dimensional, sculptural or bas-relief designs must be submitted as an entry-size 2-D reproduction for judging. Computergenerated art is also an acceptable format as an entry. The design itself must include specific information about Summerfair 2011 (date, location, etc.) and convey Summerfair’s position as Cincinnati’s premier annual fine arts and crafts fair. It should also reflect the “feel” of the Summerfair event that includes a wide range of artistic mediums, musical performances, delicious foods and a hands-on youth arts area. For more information go to or call the Summerfair Cincinnati office at 513-5310050.

Tune in for the highly sought radio rolls recipe I’m looking out at the cornfield right now and it is amazing to me how much change can occur in a garden over the span of a couple weeks. N o w the stalks Rita are turnHeikenfeld ing brown there Rita’s kitchen and are just a few stray ears stubbornly hanging on. My peppers and tomatoes are still bearing nicely, and the gourds climbing up the corn stalks look healthy, so the kids will have fun picking those in a couple of months.

Radio roll recipe

I have to thank Mount Lookout reader Tom Heitkamp for sleuthing out this recipe and tweaking it to his satisfaction. For Pat and other readers who remembered these rolls from their childhood. Apparently, it’s a German bakery specialty, and there are two versions of it: Tom’s and the elephant ears made with a puff type pastry (though the elephant ears are shaped a bit different).

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Tom made this recipe a couple of times and he told me he is happy with this one. Thanks, Tom!

Rolls: 1

⁄2 cup shortening (Crisco) 1 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup boiling water 1 package active dry yeast 1 ⁄2 cup lukewarm water (110-115 degrees F.) 1 large egg, beaten 21⁄2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups All Bran


1 stick butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup chopped nuts (Tom uses walnuts)

Glaze: 1

⁄4 cup butter (1/2 stick) ⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed 2 tablespoons milk 1 cup powdered sugar 1

Place shortening, sugar and salt in mixing bowl; pour boiling water over, whisk to blend and let cool until lukewarm. Meanwhile, dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add yeast mixture, egg, flour and All Bran to cooled ingredients. Stir until well blended. The dough will be soft. Place dough, covered, in refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake, combine filling ingredients in a small bowl; stir well to blend and set aside. Remove dough from refrigerator, and on a wellfloured work surface, roll out dough to a 10-by-16-

by-1⁄4 thick rectangle. Spread filling mixture evenly on top to within 1⁄2 inch of edges. Starting with a long side, roll up like a jelly roll into a log; moisten seam and pinch to seal. Roll log back and forth to even it, extending it to 20 inches long. Cut log crosswise into ten 2-inch thick slices. Place slices, cut side down, on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets pressing and patting them into 31⁄2-inch rounds. Cover lightly and place in warm place to rise. When rolls are puffy (after 11⁄2 to 2 hours), place baking sheets on upperthird and lower-third oven racks of preheated 350degree oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned, rotating positions halfway through for even baking. For glaze, melt butter in small saucepan. Add brown sugar; bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly, for two minutes. Remove from heat. Add milk, stir to blend. Return to heat and heat to a boil. Remove from heat, add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth. Glaze thickens on cooling; if necessary, reheat glaze to maintain spreading consistency. Remove rolls from oven, and immediately brush them with glaze mixture. Let rest on baking sheets 10 minutes then cool on wire racks. Makes 10 rolls. More roll recipes: For some similar roll recipes, go to Rita’s online column at or call 513-591-6163.

Carol Etter’s easy chocolate zucchini bread/cake

Here’s another fun recipe to add to your zucchini bread/cake file. Carol told me she has made my chocolate zucchini bread/ cake recipe and liked it. “Very moist and freezes well,” she said. She saw an even easier version in a magazine, and says it’s also very moist and easy. One chocolate cake mix 1 cup shredded and squeezed zucchini 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate pieces Make cake mix according to package directions. Add zucchini and chocolate pieces. Bake in a tube pan, sprayed, at 350 degrees 40 minutes or until cake tester is clean. Cool on rack for minimum 1⁄2 hour before removing from pan. Complete cooling and ice if desired.

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Shillito’s chicken pot pie. For Irene Johnson. “I believe it was in the Enquirer many years ago, in the 1980s or ’90s,” she told me.

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REUNIONS Oak Hills High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35-year reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 3, at Aston Oaks Golf Club. Contact Chuck Eckert at for information. Turpin High School class of 1980 – is having its 30-year reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 4, at Royal Oak Country Club. Visit for information. Deer Park High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion Sept. 10 and 11. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, there will be a warm-up party at Chicken on the Run in Deer Park. Then at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, there will be a picnic and grill-out at the home of Shawn and Penny Sadler, 4753 Kugler Mill Road. For more information or to RSVP, contact Patty Husman 479-4965, or Marc Rouse at 378-9563.


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Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. E-mail Sue at Amelia High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30-year reunion from 7:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at Holiday Inn Eastgate. Cost is $35 per person. Contact Amy Grethel O’Leary at 752-0424, Barb Ramsey Merchant at 4743685 or Robin Ladrigan Iredale at 607-7071. Check out “1980 Amelia High School� on Facebook. Goshen High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30th year reunion from 7-11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at Receptions in Loveland. Contact Tina Creekmore Wiley at Twiley88@cinci.rr.con or by calling 265-0165 for more information and to purchase tickets.

primary caregiver, and more positive behavior. YMCA mentors will meet with their mentees weekly for a year either at their local YMCA branch (they will have free use of the branches during their visits together) or at the student’s school. A key feature of the program is the inclusion of parents from involvement in the youth application process to communication with the adult volunteer. Unique to YMCA mentoring, youth will be empowered by developing with assistance a goal plan that includes age appropriate career exploration and giv-

ing back by participating with their mentor in service learning projects. Important to the success of the program is support for mentors. The YMCA will provide 15 hours of training over four weeks in understanding cultural/social development, youth culture, risk factors, and more; ongoing support by a YMCA mentoring coordinator and the YMCA Mentoring Resource Center; and optional monthly mentor support meetings. To learn more, the public is invited to call YMCA Mentoring at 513-2463230.

The Woodward High School Class of 1960 will celebrate its 50th Reunion in early October. Classmates, or those who know 1960 graduates, please contact Bill Miller at Hospice of the Miami Valley – is having a reunion for former staff members from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Partners in Prime Hamilton Center, 140 Ross Ave., Hamilton. From 1981 to 1995, the Hospice of the Miami Valley served thousands of patients and families in the Cincinnati area. Former staff

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Our Lady of Angels â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Class of 1980 will celebrate its 30th Reunion at 7 p.m. Oct. 30, at a casual gathering at the Century Inn in Wood-

Reading High School â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Class of 1970, is having another reunion on Saturday, Nov. 13. The group is trying to find current information on: Glen Bain, Mike Benz, Mary Ann (Burden) Boso, Debbie Decker, Fred Deranger, Donald Friend, Carol Gusse, Rose Higgins, Tim King, Debbie Montgomery, John Nelson, Steve Norman, Karen Pace, Donna Ponchot, Rufus Runyan, Patti (Sand) Payne, Dan Stephens, Barb (Thieman) Stall, John Ross Thomas, and Cathy (Wilson) Wall. Please contact Vicki (Cutter) Brown at if you have any information.

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Milford High School Class of 1990 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is having its 20th reunion Saturday, Oct. 16 at Jefferson Hall at Newport on the Levee. Tickets are available at for $25 per person until Oct. 1 and includes appetizers, beer, wine and soda from 7 to 10 p.m. After Oct. 1, tickets will be available at the door for $30 per person. Live band â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack Triggerâ&#x20AC;? featuring Brad Jones will begin at 9 p.m.

The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is planning a reunion for late summer or early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.â&#x20AC;? More details about the reunion are forthcoming.

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St. Bernard Elmwood Place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is having an all-class reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Municipal Building located on Washington Ave. The reunion is open to former faculty, staff and students. This is also a scholarship fundraiser for future students. The cost will be $20 per person and tickets are available at the door. There will be refreshments, music, door prizes and a split the pot. For more information visit or contact

Western Hills High School Class of 1970 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year.

YMCA seeking mentors With a long history of fostering resiliency, life skills and character values in young people; the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is taking engagement a step further with its all new YMCA mentoring program. It is seeking caring adults want to help nurture the positive growth in a student attending the CincyAfterSchool program at Westwood Elementary or Mount Airy Elementary Schools. The site-based YMCA mentoring program will serve students ages 6 to 18 and will focus on outcomes such as improving academic performance, an improved relationship with his/her

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Deer Park High School Class of 1960 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is having its 50th reunion Sept. 24 and 25. Friday night is the homecoming football game. Alumni can tour the building and attend the game. At. 6 p.m. Saturday, dinner is planned at Double Tree Guest Suites, 6300 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville. For more information, contact Sharon Ellis Neu at, or call 336-7850.


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Group hosting concerts to support schools The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society has scheduled seven concerts in its 2010-2011 series. The series runs from September 2010 through May, and concerts are at the St. Xavier Performance Center and the McAuley Performing Arts Center. The series starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, with Pure Prairie League founder and Little Feat front man Craig Fuller at St. Xavier Performance Center. “The series has gained significant momentum over

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prior years. In fact we just finished our best season in spite of a down economy,” said performing series president Pete Ellerhorst. He and business partner Rob Ellig founded the concert series and the organization in 2007 with a mission of supporting local Catholic elementary schools. “While sponsorships are historically difficult to secure in a down economy, our patron packages doubled this past season and series attendance was up,” Ellerhorst said. “Without question, things are moving in the right direction and more people are becoming aware of the quality artists that our series is bringing to Cincinnati.” Ellerhorst and Ellig came up with idea to start the organization after seeing guitar great Tommy Emmanuel in Elizabethtown, Ky. “Tommy just blew us away, and the entire way home all Rob and I could talk about was why no one was bringing this guy to Cincinnati,” he said. “We knew people would love him. “We knew we wanted to kick things off with Tommy and then offer a variety of different artists with different styles so people could

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Craig Fuller, Pure Prairie League founder and Little Feat front man, will perform Saturday, Sept. 11, as part of the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society.

Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will perform as part of the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society series on Oct. 5 and 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the McAuley Performing Arts Center in College Hill.

see a wide range of music and be exposed to new, top shelf performers.” This season, Fuller is followed by Emmanuel Oct. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 5 and 6, at the McAuley Performing Arts Center, College Hill. The other concerts scheduled are: • On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Texas Guitar Women, an all-female line up of blues and roots players from Austin, Texas, spearheaded by five-time Grammy winner Cindy Cashdollar, will perform. • Leon Redbone on Saturday, Jan. 29; • Ruthie Foster, who was nominated for a Grammy in 2009 for Best Contemporary Blues Album, is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12; • On Saturday, March 19, singer/songwriter Pam Rose, a two-time Grammy nominee and part of the Kennedy/Rose songwriting

team will feature a show with Nashville songwriters Chuck Cannon (who writes with Toby Keith) and Chuck Jones. • The series will wrap up Saturday, May 14, with Marcia Ball, a piano pounding Boogie-Woogie New Orleans-style player and recipient of three Grammy nominations. “While the music is absolutely top shelf, it’s really all about the schools,” said Ellerhorst. “Many of these institutions have been around over 100 years and have an equally impressive track record. With rising tuition rates and a tough economy, it’s difficult for a middle to lower-middle income family to consider a Catholic education.” Information on tickets, artists and the shows is available on the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts website at or call 513-484-0157.


As part of a continued community recycling initiative, ZEROlandfill Cincinnati invites local artist, educators, students and recyclers to Linden Pointe to take design samples/materials that can be used for various projects. “Take Away Days” are Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 25 (except Labor Day Weekend) for all teachers, artists, and students. Architecture and design firms, along with manufacturer’s reps are joining forces to donate expired materials from their libraries. Items such as carpet tiles, upholstery swatches, ceramic tiles, plastic laminates and paint chips, wallcovering books, and three ring binders are available.

All items are free, and there is no limit to how much any one person can take – first come, first served. ZEROlandfill is a community-wide program designed to divert waste from the local landfills and promote re-purposing of unused materials. Last year’s event in Cincinnati, in addition to recycling more than 700 pounds of paper/plastic/cardboard, diverted more than 70,000 pounds from the landfill. The program runs Sept. 11, Sept. 18 and Sept. 25. Our exact location is the small, freestanding, triangle building at 4801 Montgomery Road in Norwood. For further information, find us on facebook: ZeroLandfill Cincinnati or

Physicals important for students This is the time of year when children are returning to school and a yearly ritual for students and families is about to commence again – not the practice of buying school supplies or creating schedules, but the annual sports physical for young athletes. Even those who do not play fall sports often receive their physicals in early autumn. “While the physical generally entails a complete exam, the most important parts of the participation exam are those that are most vital – heart issues, asthma, concussions, and event specific musculoskeletal issues,” said Paul Nugent, D.O., Mercy Medical Associates-North Bend Family Medicine. “The scariest cardiac issue for young athletes involves a ventricular abnormality known as IHSS, which has claimed the lives of a number of young athletes. It is sometimes subtle but can be often found on a good history and physical.”

There is currently a debate whether every young athlete whose sport involves running should have a more thorough workup, such as an EKG and ultrasound. Asthma, especially exercise induced asthma, is obviously a problem for athletes of all ages and can be managed easily for most. There has been a realization that concussions cause repetitive injuries and this information might serve to help protect students from significant brain injury in collision sports. There are some sports, where a specific musculoskeletal injury may preclude participation, in order to protect against further injury. “In addition, the sports participation exam serves as a chance for adolescents to interact with physicians at a time when it is difficult to get teens to see their doctors, and concerns over other medical, social or peer issues can be addressed,” Nugent said.

Imagine an evening stroll down a quiet, tree-lined street to your beautiful custom home nestled within a private neighborhood. Imagine retirement at Berkeley Square. Berkeley Square, located in Hamilton, Ohio, understands that today’s retiring adults want more options, more space, and more amenities - all in one place. Take your choice from a variety of spacious homes, apartments, or custom-designed plans to meet your particular needs. You’ll enjoy the independence and privacy, yet appreciate the maintenance-free living and peace of mind Berkeley Square offers.


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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be

developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photograph plants, and help with computer work. Please call 513853-4941 or email Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit


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for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Great Oaks is recruiting volunteer tutors for its Adult Basic and Literacy Education Classes and English to Speakers of Other Languages classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. The next training session is Wednesday, Sept. 1 in the afternoon or evening. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults




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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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


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

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

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:

Faith Lutheran LCMC

8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am

4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) www. 513-522-3026

Visitors Welcome

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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

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 We meet Sundays at 10:30am at 9158 Winton Rd. – Springfield Township Childcare provided

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Evendale Community Church 3270 Glendale-Milford Rd. 513-563-1044

Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook



Pastor Bob Waugh

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm


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


Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

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

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided

Pastor Todd A. Cutter


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9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service

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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


8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services


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Health care

Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is pro-

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vided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail


improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit

Sunday School 9:00 am Worship Service 10:15 am

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

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

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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


Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Disney is promoting community service in 2010. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to Disney World or Disneyland. Visit to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the Web site for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of green space. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. As many as eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit


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David Cole

David L. Cole, 61, died Aug. 19. Survived by children Charles (Michelle), Amber, David (Jeff) Cole; grandson Scott Cole; three stepchildren; fiancee Ginger Perreault; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Kimberly Cole, siblings Carl Cole, Charlene Land, Chris Cole. Services were Aug. 23 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the David Cole Memorial Fund in care of PNC Bank.

Sandra Groeting

Sandra Joy Groeting, 24, died Aug. 20. She was a graduate of Ohio State University living in California while working on a master’s degree. Survived by father David Groet-

ing; brother Matthew Groeting; grandparents Chuck, Joy Mitchell; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by mother Brenda GroetGroeting ing, grandparents Robert, Frances Groeting. Services were Aug. 28 at Faith Fellowship Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Sue Hatting

Sue Folz Hatting, 67, Green Township, died Aug. 21. Survived by husband Donald Hatting; children Chris (Jamie) Hatting, Meg Williams, Molly (Chris)

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Lierman, Elizabeth (Gene) Wilke; siblings Nancy Seeger, Jane Siegmundt, Sally Johnson, John Folz; sister-in-law Mary Ann Krumpelman; eight Hattig grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Services were Aug. 26 at Our Lady of the Visitation. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials in form of a Mass card or to: St. Lawrence School Scholarship Fund, 524 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.

Catherine Keller

Catherine Keller, 91, Colerain Township, died Aug. 20. Survived by son Carleton Hastings; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home.

Guy Layne

Guy L. Layne, 88, Colerain Township, died Aug. 25. Survived by wife Ina Layne; sons Doug (Stacie), Jeff Layne; grandchil-

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dren Jason, Ryan, Maggie Layne, Becky Poland, Amy VanDever, Kimberly Burd; great-grandchildren Brooklyn, McKayla, Lilly and Courtney; brother Virgil Layne. Services were Aug. 28 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Betty Ludwig

Betty Michels Ludwig, 82, Mount Healthy, died Aug. 24. Survived by children Jay (Jamie Frantzreb) Ludwig, Kathy (Greg) Geiger, Karen (Stephen) Wolf; grandchildren James (Pam), Brian (Abbey), Maria Wolf, Julie (Brad) Lantis, Sara, Rachel, Geiger, Amanda Ludwig; great-grandchildren Cameron Wolf, Tyler Lantis. Preceded in death by husband Joseph Ludwig. Services were Aug. 27 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Cancer Society.

Patricia Obermeyer

Patricia L. Obermeyer, 73, Colerain Township, died Aug. 24. Survived by children Timothy (Kim), Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Obermeyer, Jennifer (Jim) Eckhoff; grandchildren Joshua, Amanda, Jason, Kately,

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. Annalise; sisters Jo Ann Erftenbeck, Kathy Josephson, Debbie Kincannon. Preceded in death by her husband James Obermeyer. Services were Aug. 27 at St. John the Baptist. Arrangements Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: ALS Association Central and Southern Ohio Chapter, 1170 Old Henderson Road, Suite 221, Columbus, OH, 43220 or the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Ethel Perry

Ethel Berndt Perry, 88, died Aug. 20. She was a member of Mount Healthy United Methodist Church. Survived by children Keith (Judy) Perry, Connie (Terry) Edwards; grandchildren Amber McKenzie, Andrew Perry, Mark, Kristen Gillespie; friend Lisa Alford; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Clifford Perry, siblings William, Thomas Berndt, Louise Brooks, Myrtle Beck. Services were Aug. 25 at Mount Healthy United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young

Funeral Home. Memorials to: Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1080 Nimitzview Drive, Suite 208, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Marlin Thiemann

Marlin Henry Thiemann, 78, Green Township, died Aug. 19. He was a meat cutter for Kroger. He was a veteran of Korea and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, Gonzaga Court 1572. Survived by wife Barbara Thiemann; children Connie Spurlock, Melanie, Mark (Aimee) Thiemann, Julie Schultz; grandchildren Christopher, Lorena, Rebecca, Timothy Spurlock, Ellie, Jonathan, Luke Thiemann, Sarah, Savannah Schultz; siblings Walter (Martha Jean), twin Melvin, William (Myra) Thiemann, Diane (Joe) Rettig; in-laws Jerry (Madonna) Hemmer, Marilyn (Curtis) Mason; many nieces and nephews. Services were Aug. 23 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.


Juvenile male, 13, assault at 3646 Brockton Drive, July 18. Layshua Beekem, 28, 5051 Paddock Road, theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., July 14. Reka Jarmon, 18, 274 Dorchester St., theft at 10240 Colerain Ave.,

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July 14. Shannon Harrell, 22, 4743 Este, theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., July 14. Brian Willhoit, 31, 10605 Chipstone, drug abuse instruments at Blue Rock Road and Flick, July 24. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., July 27. Juvenile female, 16, robbery, falsification at 9040 Colerain Ave., July 27.

Rhanda Harris, 28, 722 E. McMillian St., theft, July 9. Ryan Donley, 23, 4596 Hamilton Ave., aggravated menacing at Sheldon and Blanchetta, July 13. Cecil Carter, 29, 210 W. Galbraith Road, aggravated menacing at Sheldon and Blanchetta, July 13. William Wayt, 31, 1000 Sycamore Street, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 7077 Harrison Ave., July 12. James Burson, 39, 10201 September Drive, domestic violence, inducing panic at 3304 November Drive, July 11. Roberta Cummings, 37, 2930 Jonrose Ave., theft, criminal damaging at 10212 Colerain Ave., July 26. Daniel Gillenwater, -14, 9992 Arborwood Drive, domestic violence, drug paraphernalia at 9992 Arborwood , July 30. Sarah Hicks, 28, 5547 Old Blue Rock Road, drug possession, drug paraphernalia at 3600 Banning Road, July 28. Benjamin Bloebaum, 22, 5527 Fairwood Road, burglary at 7350 Boleyn, July 27. Michael Mulechy, 35, Alamosa, burglary at Colerain Avenue and Jonrose, July 27. Douglas Brown, 36, 24563 Park Place, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 9880 Colerain Ave., July 31. Christopher Hunley, 44, 4635 Chickering Street, drug paraphernalia at 9990 Arborwood , July 31. Ryan Berry, 20, 3330 Sumac Terrace, open container at 8091 Colerain Ave., Aug. 2.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

Victim threatened with gun at 6609 Memory Lane, July 14.

Breaking and entering

Victim reported at 2785 Struble Road, July 16.


Residence entered and TV, fans, stereo, box, dryer, blankets, lamp, radio, shop vac, dehumidifier valued at $900 removed at 2870 Byrneside Drive, July 7.

Criminal damaging

Mailbox damaged at 10036 Hollis Drive, July 17. Mailbox damaged at 10024 Hollis Drive, July 17. Vehicle window broken at 10927 Aldbough Court, July 17. Vehicle window broken at 11100 Pippin Road, July 4. Vehicle mirror damaged at 9224 Coogan Drive, July 2. Vehicle parts of unknown value removed at 3262 Nandale Road, July 8. Vehicle scratched at 3660 Yellowstone Drive, July 10. Vehicle scratched at 3564 Springdale , July 11. Vehicle damaged at 10018 Regency Court, July 10. Victim reported at 9852 Werk Road, July 31.

Criminal mischief

Hood of vehicle damaged at 111364 Graven Hurst Drive, July 29.

Domestic violence

Victim reported at Wesselman and

Harrison, Aug. 1.


Victim reported at 6960 Blue Rock Road, July 11. Forged check reported at 2985 Laverne Drive, July 13.

Misuse of credit card

Credit card removed and used without consent at 9595 Colerain Ave., July 21. Victim reported at 10112 Manistle Way, July 9.


iPod valued at $150 removed at 10270 Colerain Ave., July 18. GPS valued at $150 removed from vehicle at 3055 Jackfrost Way, July 25. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 9501 Colerain , July 31. Emblem of vehicle removed at 9324 Round Top Road, July 18. $10 removed at 6401 Colerain Ave., July 28. Debit card removed and used without consent at 9740 Colerain Ave., July 9. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 2733 Springdale, July 10. Reported at 9315 Colerain Ave., July 7. Vehicle entered at 6748 Memory Lane, July 8. Meter reader and stereo valued at $550 removed at 7678 Barjo Lane, July 7. Counterfeit $50 passed at 6960 Blue Rock Road, July 10. $262 removed at 5461 North Bend Road, July 9. Vehicle window damaged at 2578 Willow Spring Court, July 27. Vehicle removed at 3430 Amberway Court, July 23. Gas not paid for at 2691 Springdale road, July 4. Vehicle entered and binder, books, braces of unknown value removed at 8389 Royal Heights Drive, July 2. Bike valued at $150 removed at 6714 Acre Drive, July 28. Vehicle removed at 3232 Lapland Drive, July 23. Victim reported at 8077 Waldons Pond drive, July 24. Phone valued at $85 removed from locker at 8920 Cheviot Road, July 29. Vehicle removed at I275, July 28.

Theft, criminal damaging

Vehicle window damaged and GPS valued at $150 removed at 9351 Colerain Ave., July 27.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Gage Turner, 20, 723 Hand Ave., theft and forgery at Cheviot Road and North Bend Road, Aug. 9. Juvenile, 16, obstructing official business at 3359 Westbourne Drive, Aug. 10. Juvenile, 17, receiving stolen property, obstructing official business and possession of marijuana at 5541 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 10. Bobbie J. Penick, 31, 3129 Stoneridge Drive, drug possession, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and drug paraphernalia at 6582 Glenway Ave., Aug. 10.

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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, 729-1300.

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Honey bees the draw at Fantastic Fridays Children won’t want to miss this sweet event at Parky’s Farm in Winton Woods. The farm will be buzzing during A Honey of a Bee Fridays on Sept. 10, Sept. 17 and Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. These Fridays will be all the buzz as visitors explore the life of

the fascinating honeybee. Children will learn about what it’s like inside the hive and the many important jobs that bees have in their colony and in pollinating. Visitors will even get to extract real honey from the hives (without the bees) with help from the

Southwestern Ohio Beekeepers. As always, Parky’s Farm has plenty of fun farm animals to visit, exciting pony and wagon rides and has a two-story indoor Playbarn. Fall hours (through Oct. 3) for pony and wagon rides, as well as the Playbarn, are Fridays 10 a.m.

POLICE REPORTS From B8 Brian M. Mangold, 33, 5228 Belclare Road, possession of drugs at 6000 Harrison Ave., Aug. 11. James W. McCord Jr., 33, 1600 Western Hills Ave., obstructing official business at Pasadena Avenue and Western Hills Avenue, Aug. 12. Stacey Watzek, 19, 5567 Biscayne Ave., underage consumption and resisting arrest at 5567 Biscayne Ave., Aug. 13. Juvenile, 16, theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Aug. 11. Daniel Rice, 33, 5584 Bridgetown Road No. 10, assault and aggravated menacing at 5584 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 13. Jeffrey D. Wheeler Jr., 33, 5410 Karen Ave., domestic violence at 5410 Karen Ave., Aug. 14. Maurice F. Davis, 38, 1615 Birchwood Drive, theft at 3491 North Bend Road, Aug. 16. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence at 3004 Westbourne Drive, Aug. 16. Blake Wagner, 19, 5493 Werk Road No. 1, drug possession and drug paraphernalia at 6383 Glenway Ave., Aug. 18. Juvenile, 17, criminal damaging at 3777 Blue Rock Road, Aug. 18. Daniel L. Davis, 51, 952 Kirbert, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Aug. 17. Kurtis A. Cook, 25, 2181 Woodmere Court, domestic violence at 2181 Woodmere Court, Aug. 18. Donald S. Miller, 47, 2845 Glenaire Drive Apt. B, drug possession at 3759 Monfort Heights Drive, Aug. 18. Randy E. Owens, 28, 3407 W. North Bend Road, menacing at 3491 North Bend Road, Aug. 18. Angela C. Perkins, 31, 4116 McFarren Ave., possession of marijuana at 6302 Harrison Ave., Aug. 19.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

Suspect armed with handgun robbed North Bend Shell of money at 5394 North Bend Road, Aug. 12.


Suspect struck victim and pulled their hair at 6405 Glenway Ave., Aug. 10. Suspect choked and slapped victim at 5332 Lee’s Crossing Drive, Aug. 17.

Breaking and entering

Table saw, miter saw, tile saw, hammer drill and set of golf clubs stolen from home’s shed at 6480 Hayes Road, Aug. 13.


Home entered and clothing moved around, but nothing found missing at 6232 Cheviot Road No. 1, Aug. 9. Money and 30 pairs of earrings stolen from home at 6800 Legacy Ridge Lane, Aug. 11. Money and assorted jewelry stolen from home at 3814 Robin Hill Drive, Aug. 13. Window screen cut during burglary attempt, but entry was not gained at 5528 Windmere Drive, Aug. 14. Four window screens cut during burglary attempt, but no entry was gained at 4449 Abby Court, Aug. 14. Watch stolen from home at 5766 Sheed Road, Aug. 16. Money and assorted jewelry stolen from home at 5571 Windmere Drive, Aug. 17. Home entered, but nothing found missing at 5421 Romilda Drive, Aug. 18.

Child enticement

Unknown suspect asked a juvenile if they needed a ride, and the suspect drove off when the juvenile declined at North Bend Road and Van Zandt, Aug. 18.

Criminal damaging

Mailbox knocked off post at 2640 Falconbridge Drive, Aug. 9. Goal post, sign and wooden bridge spray-painted with graffiti at White Oak Middle School at 3130 Jessup Road, Aug. 12. Windshield broken on vehicle at 7474 Bridgepoint Drive, Aug. 13. Eggs and ground beef thrown on home at 2084 Townhill Drive, Aug. 16. Payment drop-box damaged at Time Warner Cable at 3290 Westbourne Drive, Aug. 18.

Criminal mischief

Unknown suspect spit on front seat of vehicle at 3725 Mack, Aug. 12. Egg thrown on vehicle at Northglen and Moonridge, Aug. 8. Chocolate syrup, cereal, baking soda, crackers and tomato sauce dumped on home’s porch at 3723 Powner Road, Aug. 16.

Domestic dispute

Argument between man and woman at Bridgetown Road, Aug. 10. Argument between man and woman at Vogel Road, Aug. 15. Argument between man and woman at Sylved Lane, Aug. 18. Argument between spouses at Race Road, Aug. 18.


Counterfeit $100 bill issued at Dollar Tree at 5975 Colerain Ave., Aug. 16. Counterfeit $20 bill issued at Burger King at 6452 Glenway Ave., Aug. 17.

Passing bad check

Two checks written on an account with insufficient funds passed at Geiler Co. at 6561 Glenway Ave., Aug. 17.


Purse and contents stolen from victim at 5802 Cheviot Road, Aug. 9. Cell phone stolen from home at 5557 Surrey Ave. No. 1, Aug. 9. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 5830 Harrison Ave., Aug. 9. Two LCD television screens and 30 CDs stolen from vehicle at 3088 Timberview Drive, Aug. 9. GPS, satellite radio, electric razor and MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 1770 Anderson Ferry, Aug. 9. Check stolen from home’s mailbox at 4091 Reemelin Road, Aug. 10. Money stolen from vehicle at 5375 North Bend Road, Aug. 10. Several pieces of water line equipment stolen from construction site at Good Samaritan Drive and Harrison Avenue, Aug. 11. Chop saw stolen from behind home at 5088 North Bend Road, Aug. 11. Mattress pad and two football jerseys stolen from table at Duds and Suds at 3670 Werk Road, Aug. 11. Air conditioning unit stolen from building’s roof at 5920 Cheviot Road, Aug. 13. Check book stolen from vehicle at 3181 Westbourne Drive, Aug. 14. GPS stolen from vehicle at 6643 Hearne Road No. 134, Aug. 14. DVD player and a GPS stolen from vehicle at 5744 Greenacres Court, Aug. 14. GPS stolen from vehicle at 3399 Harmony Lane, Aug. 14. Play gym stolen from home’s yard at 5565 Opengate Court, Aug. 15. Bag filled with assorted tax records and checks stolen from home at 3868 Church Lane, Aug. 15. Men’s belt stolen from Dillard’s at 6290 Glenway Ave., Aug. 15. Several power tools and hand tools stolen from vehicle at 6500 Glenway Ave., Aug. 16. Prescription medicine stolen from vehicle at 3541 Gailynn Drive, Aug. 16. Fifty DVDs, 150 CDs and a phone charger stolen from vehicle at 3520 Gailynn Drive, Aug. 16. Forty sticks of rebar stolen from construction site at Skyview Circle, Aug. 16. Victim paid suspect money to remove two dead trees from their yard, but the work was never completed at 6364 Werk Road, Aug. 16. Cell phone stolen from vehicle at 5387 North Bend Road, Aug. 16. Debit card stolen from home’s mailbox at 3563 Krierview Drive, Aug. 16. Driver’s license and debit card stolen from victim at 1791 Beechgrove Drive, Aug. 16. Two pressure washers stolen from Bridgetown Hardware at 5555 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 18. MP3 player, briefcase, laptop computer and assorted documents stolen from vehicle at 5574 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 17. GPS stolen from one vehicle, and a second vehicle was stolen from in front of home at 3339 Harwinton Lane, Aug. 18.

to 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. Pony rides for children shorter than 48 inches and wagon rides (children under two years are free) are $2.50. The Playbarn is for ages 2 to 12 years and $2.50. Fantastic Farm Fridays are free

and open to the public. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter Parky’s Farm. For additional information, interested individuals should call 513-521-PARK (7275) or visit


10018 Regency Court: Stout-Monk, Monica and Michael D. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $60,000. 10286 Springlen Court: Federal National Mortgage Association to T&B Homes Inc.; $64,900. 2830 Windon Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Equity Trust Co. Custodian; $67,000. 2873 John Gray Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to SSW LLC; $53,500. 2873 Regal Lane: Solly, Kimberly S. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $80,000. 3003 Libra Lane: Cooper, Joseph A. Jr. to CitiMortgage Inc.; $117,580. 3432 Ringwood Lane: Fresh Start Property Solutions LLC to Calardo, Brian P.; $57,900. 4240 Endeavor Drive: Wilburn, Brian M. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $60,000. 4281 Defender Drive: McCurdy, Melissa A. to Kist, Mallory A.; $88,000. 5726 Beckridge Court: Cummings, Robert C. to Wullenweber, Laverne Ruth; $173,750. 7650 Cheviot Road: Monter, Barbara M. Tr. and Martha S. Barney Tr. to Arszman, Gary J. and Carol Ann; $95,000. 7940 Colerain Ave.: Woltenberg, Mary Ann to KDRM Properties LLC; $107,558. 8307 Pippin Road: Mathews, Dolores M. and Frederick M. Ryan Sr. to CitiMortgage Inc.; $50,000. 8311 Gaines Road: Wood, Jeffrey A. to Wood, Jeffrey A. and Stephanie C.; $65,000. 8311 Gaines Road: Wood, Jeffrey A. to Wood, Jeffrey A.; $65,000. 8311 Gaines Road: Hoh, Gregory T. to Wood, Jeffrey A.; $65,000. 8319 Ridgevalley Court: Bruns, Michael P. and Kelly J. to Heiert, Gregory J. and Lisa A.; $242,500. 8383 Haskell Drive: Warsaw Federal Savings and Loan Association to Wood, Christopher M.; $55,000. 9379 Burgess Drive: Patterson, Harry O. III and Judith A. to Farmer, Melissa A.; $85,000. 9807 Marino Drive: Self-Help Venture Fund to Lanham, Karen; $34,000. 9964 Crusader Drive: Gill, Robert J. to Yakimovich, Alex; $50,000.


Tressel Wood Drive: Grand Communities Ltd to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $63,414. 2030 Southacres Drive: Godfrey, Jennifer L. and Scott A. to Breitenstein, Robert A. Jr. and Susan M.; $328,000. 2357 Van Blaricum Road: Roach, Angela M. to Coogan, Maria F.; $156,000. 2954 South Road: Hagen, Jennifer L. and Lawrence W. II to Stockman, Randall L. and Katherine M.; $159,000. 2970 South Road: Hagen, Jennifer L. and Lawrence W. II to Stockman, Randall L. and Katherine M.; $159,000. 2984 Bailey Ave.: Meansco Investments LLC to Wesbanco Bank

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Inc.; $36,000. 3273 North Bend Road: Woltenberg, Mary Ann to KDRM Properties LLC; $107,558. 3527 Jessup Road: Callahan, Daniel J. to Hoerst, Richard and Carol; $93,500. 3573 Centurion Drive: Basti, Mary Beth M. to Hanson, Margaret M.; $233,000. 3591 Hader Ave.: M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Hyde, Sunny; $161,545. 3647 Moonridge Drive: RCR Properties LLC to Selby, Cheryl M. and Scott L.; $116,000. 3727 Coral Gables Road: Smith, Philip and Monica to Rigney, David; $100,000. 3754 Frondorf Ave.: Brown, William M. Tr. and Janet M. Tr. to Shelton, Jacquelyn M. and Michael D. Scherer; $108,600. 3886 Robinhill Drive: Shoemaker, Rose M. to Metzger, Barbara S.; $152,900.

3975 Harvestridge Drive: Mazzaro, Daniel J. to Weber, Anne E.; $145,000. 4281 Race Road: Koenig, James to Queen, Amy R.; $97,500. 4406 Grove Ave.: Lawson, Elaine A. and Gary A. Henson to Henson, Gary A.; $53,410. 4580 Whispering Oak Trail: Dennis Ott Builders Inc. to Dunn, Lee and Rita R.; $475,000. 4733 Highland Oaks Drive: Shaul, Jeffrey C. to American International Relocation Solutions LLC; $265,000. 5433 Bluesky Drive: Koch, James to Urban, Wiley T. and Jillian A.; $75,000. 5506 Northpoint Drive: Maraan, Benjamin M. II to Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr.; $85,000. 5507 Belcross Court: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Janszen, Cynthia M.; $75,000. 5507 Eula Ave.: Streicher, Joanna to Rettig, David M.; $70,000. 5598 Eden Ridge Drive: Volpenhein, Kathy M. Tr. to Burger, James M.; $435,000. 5979 Seiler Drive: Hemberger, Jacqueline Tr. to Clay, Roy and Bonnie L.; $135,000. 5994 Lawrence Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Hrzic, John M.; $100,000. 6048 Jessup Road: Schlueter, Steven R. and Christine M. to Federal National Mortgage Association;

$72,000. 6778 Kelseys Oak Court: Griffin, Meghan L. to Kates, David S.; $106,500.


1039 McKelvey Road: Fuerbacher, Barbara and John Patrick Bolger to Bolger, John Patrick; $42,655. 1056 Bluejay Drive: Midwest Equity Holdings Inc. to Equity Trust Co. FBO; $64,900. 12090 Regency Run Court: Hericks, Christopher W. to Bowling, Edna Frances; $80,000. 758 Reynard Ave.: Eberhart, Glenn Kendall Jr. and Jennifer A. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $84,600. 7780 Fancycab Court: Harbison, Betty J. Tr. to Revelle, Kathleen J.; $130,500. 7865 Ramble View: Debray, Phillippe and Claudine to Anderson, Randolph J. and Patricia; $113,900. 8360 Jadwin St.: Scott, Norma J. Tr. to Seyfried, Ryan A.; $68,000. 8771 Desoto Drive: Warsaw Federal Savings and Loan Association of Cincinnati to Boenning, Richard A.; $13,500. 8816 Zodiac Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Williams, Cleopatra; $41,000. 9743 Culpepper Court: U.S. Bank NA ND to Hoeffer, Steve; $22,100.

Gary is 40 years old, but running marathons makes him feel like he’s still 20.


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