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“This decision was huge not only for us, but for any township in Ohio with a landfill.” JEFF RITTER, Colerain Township Board of Trustee President

Ohio Supreme Court denies Rumpke bid Justices unanimous: Rumpke is not a public utility By Jennie Key


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EXCERPT OF SUPREME COURT RULING: “Turning to the public-service factor, the lack of governmental regulation means that Rumpke determines to whom it provides its service and how or when that service is provided. The general public has no legal right to demand or receive Rumpke’s services. Therefore, there is no assurance or guarantee that Rumpke will provide its services to the public indiscriminately and reasonably, nor is there anything preventing Rumpke from arbitrarily or unreasonably withdrawing its services. Rumpke could lawfully close its doors to the public. Furthermore, as a private company, Rumpke has the ability to set its own rates without any governmental oversight. Thus, Rumpke fails to meet the publicservice factor of the public-utility test.” “As for the public-concern factor, the parties do not dispute that Rumpke occupies a monopolistic position in the marketplace by collecting the majority of the solid waste generated within Hamilton County. Rumpke also provides an essential service by operating its sanitary landfill and collecting and disposing of solid waste. However, no governmental body ... regulates the rates or methods of Rumpke. That means that Rumpke may treat discriminately and arbitrarily the portion of the public to whom it provides its services. Because Rumpke dominates such a large portion of the market and provides an essential service but does so without any government oversight or regulation, it is not a public concern ... .” “For these reasons, we reverse the appellate court’s decision affirming the trial court’s declaration that Rumpke is a public utility for purposes of R.C. 519.211. Therefore, we remand the cause to the trial court.” – Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor You can read the entire ruling at

that sets its own rates cannot claim to be a public utility, a status that would exempt a landfill from zoning rules of its host municiRitter pality. Colerain Township Board of Trustee President Jeff Ritter, the only board member who is part of the 2006 decision who still sits on the board of

trustees, was very pleased with the ruling. “It’s a great day for the township and it was a 7-0 decision, so that felt good,” he Pratt said. “Of course the best-case scenario from our point of view would be that Rumpke would drop the case, but ultimately, I am hopeful the township will prevail

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruling sends both sides back to court in a battle over the landfill’s expansion.

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he Ohio Supreme Court says Rumpke Sanitary Landfill is not a utility and is subject to Colerain Township’s zoning authority. The court handed down its ruling Sept. 5 on the utility status of the landfill in an appeal from Colerain Township officials. Rumpke officials asked for a zoning change for about 350 acres between Hughes Road and Buell Road in Colerain Township to expand the landfill to the east of its current location in 2006. Colerain Township trustees ultimately denied the application, saying the expansion was in conflict with the township’s zoning plan. Rumpke eventually sued the township in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, alleging it violated the company’s constitutional rights by denying a zoning change to property Rumpke owned. Later Rumpke’s attorneys amended the complaint, arguing Rumpke was a public utility and therefore was not subject to the township’s zoning authority. Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ralph Winkler agreed with Rumpke’s assertion that it was a utility and granted a judgment in the company’s favor. When the township appealed, the 1st District Court of Appeals agreed with Rumpke, too. The Ohio Supreme Court initially refused to hear an appeal, effectively upholding the court of appeals decision, but last December, the Ohio Supreme Court reversed its own decision and agreed to hear the case, On the public utility question, all seven Supreme Court justices agreed: Because Rumpke sets its own rates and is not obligated to accept all waste delivered there, it does not fall within the state’s legal definition of a public utility. The decision sends both parties back to court. With the utility issue settled, the case must now be heard on the original complaint. “We originally challenged the decision as unconstitutional because it denied the owners the use of the property,” said Rumpke attorney Joseph Trauth. The question goes back to Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to decide. The decision also sets a statewide precedent: a private landfill


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on the zoning issue as well. This decision was huge not only for us, but for any township in Ohio with a landfill.” Rumpke spokeswoman Amanda Pratt said while Rumpke is disappointed with the ruling, the lawsuit over the zoning decision will move forward. The expansion would increase the size of the Rumpke complex by 350 acres – 206 acres for landfill space, 59 acres for light industrial purposes and 85 acres for green space. The property is either owned by Rumpke or under control by Rumpke to develop, Pratt said. The current complex consists of nearly 500 acres total, with 334 permitted for waste disposal, Rumpke’s website states. Pratt said the expansion is necessary to extend the life of the landfill by about 30 years. Without it, the landfill could run out of space in roughly 15 years, she said.

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Playground build needs volunteers on Sept. 15 The Colerain Township Parks and Services Department still needs volunteers for its latest playground project. KaBOOM! is helping build a playground at Charles Palm Memorial Park, 3251 Springdale Road next to the Colerain Township Fire Headquarters. Previous build projects used about 200 volunteers each. The parks department, along with KaBOOM! will build the playground in one day, Sept. 15, beginning at 8 a.m. and finishing around 2:30 p.m. KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit group helps local community groups build playgrounds. Its founder has a vision of creating a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. For this playgroudn build, the township is teamed with Foresters, a life insurance provider. Foresters is giving an estimated $70,000 in grant money for the project. The township is paying $8,500 in matching funds. Parks and Services Director Kevin Schwartzhoff said the playground build relies on volunteers for leadership and sweat equity. Build captains and workers do it all. Tawanna Molter, administrative assistant for parks and services, said volunteers should begin arriving at 7:30 a.m. Volunteers can park at Taylor Elementary, 3173 Springdale Road, and there will be transportation to the work site. Kids are welcome. Molter said there will be activities for youngsters in an area adjacent to the playground build site. Any volunteers interested in helping with this project, please email Schwartzhoff at or Molter at Call 513-385-7503 for information.

Eagle Scout Matt Metzner watched as the blacktop was cleaned following his Eagle project at Palm Park last summer. This year, the park will get a playground, courtesy of KaBOOM! and Foresters. FILE PHOTO.

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Kiwanis honor Green Twp. foreman By Kurt Backscheider

Green Township Public Services Director Joe Lambing said Randy Ludwig is one of his department’s best employees. “He’s an invaluable

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member of the staff,” Lambing said. “Essentially, he’s my right-hand man.” Lambing isn’t the only one who appreciates Ludwig’s hard work. Ludwig’s dedication to serving township residents has earned him the 2011 Green Township Department of Public Services Employee of the Year award from the Oak Hills Kiwanis Club. He was presented the honor by Oak Hills Kiwanis Club President Steve Schinkal at the Green Township Trustees meeting Monday, Aug. 27. Ludwig, who is in his 19th year with the township and works as the public services foreman, said he is grateful for the award and thanked the Kiwanis Club for the recognition. “Anyone in our department could have received this,” he said, modestly accepting the award. Schinkal said the Kiwanis Club decided to establish the employee of the year honor as a way to annually recognize the outstanding members of the public services department. In addition to the award plaque presented to Ludwig, Schinkal said the

Randy Ludwig, right, Green Township's public services foreman, receives the 2011 Green Township Department of Public Services Employee of the Year award from Oak Hills Kiwanis Club President Steve Schinkal. THANKS TO GREEN TOWNSHIP township will also receive a plaque to hang in the lobby of the administration building. Lambing said Ludwig organizes all the township’s special community events, works closely each day with the crews out on the road and handles all complaints and concerns

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the department receives from township residents. “He has an excellent personality and a great rapport with the public,” Lambing said. “He’s a top-notch guy all the way around.” Green Township Trustee Chairman David Linnenberg said the township appreciates the community groups who recognize the service of township em-

ployees. The Monfort Heights/ White Oak Community Association presents a firefighter of the year award, and the Green Township Police Citizens Academy Alumni group awards a police officer of the year. “It’s great to see that,” Linnenberg said. “We do have great employees here.”


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Rapist could be linked to Colerain Twp. bar Gannett News Service Two recent sexual attacks on women in Delhi Township are linked to the same Colerain Township bar, police said . Both victims were socializing with friends at the Knotty Pine bar at Cheviot and Blue Rock roads, before they left and drove home at closing time, about 2:30 a.m. One of the attacks occurred Sept. 1 and the other on April 1, said Delhi Police Lt. Joe Macaluso. The April victim, who is in her 30s, was not raped. The attacker attempted, but she fought him off. But there was a rape Sept. 1, outside a home off Hickorylake Drive. “This is a good reminder for anyone who feels they are being followed home, go to a public place – a 24hour restaurant, a police


department and/or call 911,” Macaluso said. “The biggest misconception people have is they don’t feel it’s a true emergency and they are fearful it’s not a 911 call, but it is. That’s what law enforcement is there for.” Police describe the suspect as a “predator.” He is white, in his 20s and wore a gray hooded sweatshirt

and neatly pressed bandana covering his face. One of the victims told police he drives a vehicle with an altered exhaust. “We either have two rapists or we have the same individual out there,” Macaluso said. “In the interest of public safety, we are releasing the name of the bar. We have no proof at this time that the victims were followed by someone who was present at the bar. However, given the similarities in the assaults, we feel it is our duty to inform the public.” Colerain Township Police Chief Dan Meloy said his department is aware of the possible connection and is following the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Delhi township police at 513922-0060, or Crime Stoppers, 513-352-3040.

Blood drive honors fallen firefighter By Monica Boylson

The Delhi Civic Association is hosting its fifth annual Brian Schira Memorial Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Delhi Township Fire Department, 697 Neeb Road. The civic association has teamed with the Hoxworth Blood Center on the drive, and fire chief Bill Zoz said he’s glad they can host the drive at the station. “It’s very near and dear to hearts here,” Zoz said. Schira was a firefighter for Delhi Township and Colerain Township who died

while fighting a fire in Colerain Township in April 2008. “We’re glad that we can give our fire house to Schira keep his name and his memory alive,” he said. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds. Hoxworth suggests that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water a few hours before donating. To schedule an appointment, call the fire depart-

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CHS gets video tower for football Booster donates 18-foot high portable platform for stadium By Jennie Key

The Northwest Local School District Board of Education approved the donation of a video tower to be used to record football games and practices at Colerain High School but they had a

lot of questions before they gave the OK. This was the second proposal for a tower. The board was lukewarm to the first proposal – a stationary tower – because of concerns about liability for the district, with members saying they wanted assurances that it could be secured so no unauthorized person could get access. The board then received a second proposal, at its Aug. 13 meeting, for a smaller portable tower that could be moved, secured and

stored when not in use. Board members were not a lot more enthusiastic, saying they needed more information before they could vote on whether to accept the donation. Assistant Superintendent Andrew Jackson said the tower would be provided by Cliff’s Welding at an estimated cost of $5,000 and would be paid for by an individual booster club member. At the board’s Aug. 27 meeting, Jackson presented a packet

Members of the Pleasant Run Middle School football team spread mulch to help get the building ready for the first day of school. THANKS TO PAULETTA CROWLEY

Two members of Girl Scout Troop 48304 have completed the requirements and earned Girl Scouting’s second highest award- The Silver Award. Serina Veneman, Colerain High School and Marlena Cooper, Colerain Middle School. The girls’ Silver Award Project involved planning and hosting an overnight camp-out at Camp Whip-poor-will for a rural Ohio Daisy Troop from Celina, Ohio. The girls intended to reach out to younger girls who did not have access to older scouts, and provide them with a safe, fun and inspiring weekend of learning about scouting, making new friends, and learning new skills. It was important to the Girl Scouts to model how much fun scouting can be as you get older, so that they might continue throughout the ranks of Girl Scouts. At the end of the event, the young Daisy scouts were eager to go camping again! The older Girl Scouts stood a bit taller at the end of the weekend activities earning their Girl Scout Silver Award. The Silver Award is the highest honor a girl in scouts can earn in their age group of grades 6 – 9.

■ Last month, 40 Northwest district students in kindergarten through 12th grade participated in the Northgate Mall Back to School Fashion Show. Students were chosen by their PTAs to represent their schools. Several stores at Northgate Mall participated by outfitting our students with current styles and trends for this school year - Macy’s, Sears, Hot Topic, Deb and Wet Seal. KISS-FM DJs moderated the show by asking the students for their favorite subjects in school – many responding that math and science were their favorites. Several local businesses donated door prizes to those in the audience.

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The Fairfield Meijer hosted a tailgate party promoting the 15th Annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown presented by Meijer. Members of the Northwest High School football team were on hand, and were joined by the marching band and cheerleading squad for an afternoon of hot dogs, snacks, drinks, and entertainment. The 2012 season marks the Northwest Knights’ first appearance in the Crosstown Showdown, one of the nation’s premier high school football events. They

took on the Finneytown Wildcats in the Showdown on Aug. and won, 47-7.

Pleasant Run Middle School

Members of the Pleasant Run Middle School football teams took a break from practice to spruce up the grounds of their school. This has become an annual tradition and the student athletes were rewarded with a lunch cook-out with their coaches and administrators. Students pulled weeds and spread mulch throughout the grounds to ready for the first day of school.

St. James School

Saint James School was recently awarded a $1,000 Learning Links grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. The grant is for a project, “The Spanish Language and Culture throughout Our School.” For the past several years Saint James School has offered Spanish classes to students in the seventh and eighth grades. Now, the school offers this opportunity to all its students. These classes focus on the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. The school applied for this grant last spring to purchase materials and supplies.

Waiver days set for Northwest With the advent of the new Ohio state standards and new teacher/administrator evaluation system, the Ohio Department of Education has granted school districts the use of waiver days to hold professional development for its staff members. The Northwest Local School

District will join other districts across the state by implementing four waiver days to be used for additional teacher in-service specific to the new Ohio standards and the new teacher evaluation system. The estimated cost of hiring substitutes for this training and programing would be $260,000.

place and only parents or adult volunteers would be permitted on the tower. No students will use the tower. Board member Pam Detzel had said the board needed to see the policies for the use of the tower and the assurances from the insurance company regarding liability and those were supplied before the approval at the Aug. 27 meeting. The board approved the donation 5-0.

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of information with answers to the board’s questions. “This is a donation and is not a cost to the district,” he said. “We are not paying for it.” The packet showed that the district’s insurance company has verified that the liability carrier has approved the use of the proposed new tower. Board member Jim Detzel had said he was concerned about the safety issues surrounding the use of a portable tower. Jackson said policies and procedures are in

Rather than hire large numbers of substitute teachers to cover classes while the professional development is held, Northwest will close school for students. The first of the waiver days will be Friday, Sept. 14. Other scheduled waiver days are Friday, Oct. 12, Friday, Dec. 7, and Friday, May 14.

Labor Day and summer vacation are over and McAuley’s teachers are back in the classroom, but most of the faculty used part of the summer break to further their own educations. Jim Schneider, history teacher, graded Advance Placement United States history exams in Louisville, Ky. for 11 days as a table leader. He also attended the “American Founding Seminar” on the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia for one week. Back home, Schneider had jury duty, which will be a good experience to share with his government class. He also submitted developmental questions to be considered for the new AP United States history exam scheduled for 2015 for the Educational Testing Service. Physics teacher Lisa Nissen, like Schneider, was also a reader (grader) for the AP physics exam for a week in Kansas City, from June 2-8. Afterwards, she attended a Quarknet teacher’s workshop at the University of Cincinnati for another week in June. The teachers set up cosmic ray detectors at each of their schools and learned about particle physics. Government teacher Pat Basler attended the C-SPAN Educator’s Conference in Washington, D.C. in July. She learned how to use all the resources provided by the C-SPAN classroom, including clips from the floor of Congress and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. Basler met Brian Lamb, the founder of C-SPAN, and waved to James Carville, political operative and author. Greg Niehaus, also a social studies teacher, took five students among others on a trip to New Zealand and Australia, dur-

Lisa Rocklin in Dublin, Ireland, at the McAuley Primary School where Catherine McAuley began her ministry. THANKS TO KATHY DIETRICH

ing which they studied the Maori and aboriginal cultures. He also visited various historical sites: Fulton, Mo., which is the site of Winston Churchill’s famous Iron Curtain speech; Abeline, Kan., the site of Dwight Eisenhouser’s home and presidential library; the Archway Monument in Kearne, Neb. and Herbert Hoover’s home and presidential library in West Branch, Iowa. McAuley’s campus minister, Pat Klus, participated in a twoday Mercy Leadership Academy in Baltimore, Md. English teacher Lisa Rocklin traveled to Ireland and Scotland as well as put the finishing touches on McAuley’s yearbook. While in Dublin, she posed for a picture in front of the McAuley Primary School where Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy who sponsor McAuley High School, began her ministry.

Police bring K9s to after school program K-9 units from the Cheviot and Green Township police departments visited St. James School’s after school care students recently. Officer Dale Stanley from Green Township brought his dog Dino and Sgt. Jeff Patton brought his dog Charlie for the presentations. The kids learned about the loyalty and training of a police dog and his officer. The St. James childcare program provides a safe and fun program for students until 6 p.m. every school day. Besides giving the students some time to play and work on their homework, the program also plans programs and events with the students. For more information about the St. James Child Care Program, please contact the director, Pam Miller, at

Green Township Police Officer Dale Stanley and his K-9 Dino talks to students at St. James After School Care.


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Colerain running back Chris Davis had a 71-yard touchdown reception against St. Xavier, Sept. 7. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

By Nick Dudukovich


» This week’s award goes to La Salle soccer player C.J. Seig. Seig recorded a hat trick during the Lancers’ 4-0 win over Oak Hills Sept. 4.

Tweets from the beat

» @PressPrepsNick: Northwest DB/WR DeQuan Render plans to visit Kent State this month » @PressPrepsNick: Colerain runner Kristen Seiler has an offer from NKU says @ColerainXC » @Barrett_Cohen: BREAKING: La Salle Senior Matthew Wetterich has committed to play his college golf at Xavier University.

Girls soccer

» Allison Mathis scored the game’s only goal as Northwest slipped past Wilmington, 1-0, Sept. 4. » Colerain played Lakota West to a 1-1 tie Sept. 6. Julia Flagge-Echols scored the Lady Cardinals’ only goal.

Boys soccer

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Coach’s direction leads to college football dreams for Rasheen Jones COLERAIN TWP. — There was a time when Northwest High School senior linebacker Rasheen Jones didn’t think he was going anywhere with football. When Jones started as a freshman, the Knights had a down-ontheir-luck program. The school was facing an almost decade playoff drought, while the varsity squad won just four games that fall of 2009. Catching the attention of college coaches was far from Jones’ mind. “I’m not even going to lie…I wasn’t expecting to go to college for football,” Jones said. “I was trying to get through high school.” But then the Knights made a change that deeply affected Jones. Northwest hired Chad Murphy, who was an assistant at Mount Healthy, to lead the program. Jones remembers his peers laughing at the young, brash coach, who had dreams of making the Knights a winner. But Jones, who was then a sophomore, and many other teammates started to buy into what Murphy was selling. “He had dreams of turning the school around…and he rubbed off on us,” Jones said. “His expectation of us is extremely high and we expect that our of ourselves.” The Knights won just two games Murphy’s first year. But in 2011, Northwest went 7-3 and Jones started catching the attention of some recognizable football programs. Kentucky, Louisville, Illinois, West Virginia all had interest in the 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker. Ultimately, Jones decided to stay local when he verbally committed to the University of Cincinnati last winter. After taking the head coach-


While many schools across the region saw their games suspended because of weather, Colerain and St. Xavier played an instant classic with the Cardinals coming out on top 31-28. Cardinals’ kicker Zach Gehner drilled a 38-yard field goal with 31 seconds remaining to secure the victory at St. Xavier’s Ballaban Field, Sept. 7. The game was delayed at the start by 50 minutes because of lightning in the area. But when it was all said and done, Colerain earned its third victory in the past 10 meetings over the Bombers. Colerain trailed 28-21 early in the fourth quarter after Bombers’ halfback C.J. Hilliard rushed for a score. The Cardinals tied the game when quarterback Alfred Ramsby rushed for a 13-yard touchdown with 2:17 remaining. Ramsby had another stellar game. He passed for 187 yards and two touchdowns against one interception. He also rushed for 103 yards and two scores. Colerain entered the game ranked No. 2 in the Enquirer’s Division I coaches poll, while St. Xavier was ranked No. 3.

By Nick Dudukovich


Weather holds off as Colerain mounts comeback over St. X


ing job in 2010, Murphy remembered Jones as an impressionable young man who was looking to be pushed and challenged. “Rasheen needed a little bit of a role model,” Murphy said. “I think he was hungry for that, and that (the current senior class) was hungry for that.”

The relationship they developed goes beyond what happens on the field. “He’s my guy. I got tears in my eyes thinking about him being gone, but he’ll be down the road. He means the world to me,” Murphy said. “I care about his kid more than on the football field.”

And despite the countless number of plays Jones has made on the field, the senior said his most memorable Northwest football moment happened “when a charismatic, young coach came to a place (where people thought) it could never be done. I’ll always remember him for this.”

» La Salle used two goals from Jacob Whyle to shutout Talawanda, 4-0, Sept. 1. Andrew Wood and Jake Eisenacher also scored. On Sept. 6, the Lancers shut out Walnut Hills 2-0. Senior goalie Brandon Luipold made four saves during the match. » St. Xavier was shut out 3-0 by Mason Sept. 4 to drop to 2-2-1 on the season.

Boys golf

» In GCL quad play, La Salle senior Matt Wetterich was co-medalist after he shot 1-under par 35 on the front nine at Hyde Park Country Club, Sept. 4. La Salle won the quad with a team score of 151. » Northwest sophomore Matt Paluga shot 40 during the Knights’ match against Wilmington, Sept. 4. » Roger Bacon’s Joey Vanarsdall was co-medalist during the Spartans’ 173-173 match against Purcell Marian, Sept. 6. He shot 4-overpar 37 on the front nine at Avon Fields. » St. Xavier finished second to La Salle by one stroke at the GCL quad-match Sept. 4. Seniors Joey Arcuri and Nick Paxon were low men for the Bombers after shooting 37. » Mount Healthy lost to Little Miami Sept. 4 at BelWood Country Club. Mount Healthy dropped to 0-7 after losing to Ross by 42 strokes Sept. 6.

Girls golf

» Allison Holterman shot a 42 on the front nine at Circling Hills as Colerain beat Hamilton, 176-236, Sept. 4. Julie Bolden and Sandy solified the Cardinals’ lineup with 44s. » McAuley beat Loveland, 183-215, behind the play of medalist Danielle Dilonardo. She shot 7-over-par 42 on the front nine at Hickory Woods.


Rasheen Jones, left, with teammates DeQuan Render and Nolan Miller, led the Knights with 18 tackles entering week three of the 2012 season. CARA OWSLEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

» Roger Bacon defeated Goshen Sept. 1. The Lady Spartans improved to 4-3 with the win. » McAuley defeated St. Ursula, 3-2, Sept. 6. The Mohawks improved to 3-3 with the win. » Mount Healthy lost in straight sets to Ross Sept. 4. Mount Healthy lost to Harrison in straight sets Sept. 6.


Knights outlast Tecumseh By Nick Dudukovich

COLERAIN TWP. — The Knights started their season off 3-0 for the second straight year after handing Tecumseh a 48-35 loss Sept. 8. Northwest received a stellar effort from quarterback Cory Roberson, who was 27-of-34 passing for 287 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for 77 yards on 13 carries. The ground game also received a boost from Jason Philips, who carried the ball 12 times for 65 yards and a score. Ramar Hairston made the most of his three carries. He ended the night with 50 yards and a touchdown. The Northwest receiving corps was a factor all night. Speedster Jamiel Trimble had four catches for 86 yards and two scores, while Tristan Snow produced six catches for 71 yards and a touchdown. Four other receivers had at least three catches (Hairston, DeQuan Render, Darius Johnson and Brandon Thompson). On the defensive side, Kenny Merchant and Nolan Miller forced turnovers. Next: The Knights host Ross Sept. 14.

La Salle 35, Princeton 21

Lancers’ quarterback Brad Burkhart was back from injury and the senior had the La Salle of-

fense rolling. In his season debut, Burkhart was 18-of-32 for 263 yards and two touchdowns against one interception. The Lancers struck first in the contest when Jason Bell rushed for a 1-yard touchdown. Bell ended his night with 43 yards on the ground. Ron Brock led the team with 73 yards on 15 carries. Receivers Derek Kief and Brennen Walsh were important targets all evening. Kief caught five balls for 82 yards and a score, while Walsh caught three passes for 95 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Jeffrey Larkin came up with an interception, while Jordan Thompson forced a fumble. Next game: La Salle hosts Northwest, Ind. Sept. 14.

Mt. Healthy 61, Aiken 6

Mt. Healthy (3-0) held Aiken scoreless for three quarters, amassing a 49-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter before Aiken scored its six. The Owls had 477 total yards to Aiken’s 86. Havier Pitts, Tyree Elliott each had two touchdowns and David Montgomery had three in the effort for Mt. Healthy. Kicker Mason Bolser converted five extra points out of five tries. Damon Harris scored for Aiken. Next: Mt. Healthy hosts Talawanda Sept. 14 .

SIDELINES Men’s indoor soccer leagues

Rivers Edge is taking applications for men’s indoor soccer. League fee is $500, plus referee fees. Registration is online at Deadline is Sept. 13 for the fall session, which starts Sept. 17. Call 264-1775 or e-mail for more information.


Defense key for Mt. Healthy By Tom Skeen

MT. HEALTHY — The fact the Mount Healthy football team is unbeaten (3-0) and ranked No. 2 in the Enquirer Divisions II-IV area coaches’ poll isn’t surprising. The way they’ve done it is. They’ve outscored their first three opponents 135-13 and have given up just one touchdown on defense. “We’ve got some great players and coaches,” Owls coach Arvie Crouch said. “Our guys are flying to the ball and it’s hard to mimic our speed when preparing for us. We have disciplined guys who are getting after it. They have really stepped up and done a great job.” The Owls have really excelled in the second half of their games, outscoring their opponents 66-6. On the season they have allowed just 315 total yards and only 131 on the ground, which includes a performance in the season opener where they stuffed North College Hill for -34 yards rushing. On top of that, the defense forced 10 turnovers through three games. “We bring a lot of heat pretty fast,” Crouch said. “Some quarterbacks trying to make something happen, throw it up and our guys are there. We don’t do much. We are just physical and fast and see what happens. We create our own luck by doing our job.” The Lackey brothers, Jordan and Justin, have been huge for the Owls. Combined they have 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. “(Jordan) is just a phenomenal player,” Crouch said. “Him and his brother both. (Justin) is playing just as good. They are both causing some problems. They are those kids you just love

Mt. Healthy junior Tyree Elliott has been key in the Owls unbeaten start to their 2012 campaign. The “quarterback” has 262 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 38 carries, while adding two receptions for 19 yards and 75 yards in the air. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

to coach. They have the motor and you can’t coach that. They come to play, love football and get after it every play. They bring the energy to the field.” Offensively it has been the Tyree Elliott show. The junior, who plays all over the field, has rushed for 365 yards and five touchdowns on 46 carries, while passing for 75 yards and hauling in four receptions for 66 yards. He put up 167 yards rushing in the Owls’ 30-7 victory over Fenwick Aug. 31. “I’m very pleased (with Tyree’s play),” Crouch said. “We are asking him to do a lot and he’s

responded well.” The ground game has fueled the Owl offense early on, as they have rushed for 865 yards between eight different players. The Owls have four guys with 50-plus rushing yards on the season. “I didn’t know how it would work out,” Crouch said about his ground game. “We are doing some more on the ground than we used to and getting back to the hard-nosed, physical offense that I like. It is benefiting us. Our offensive line is most improved in the off-season and doing a great job of blocking.”



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Local woman grateful for help We had a very bad accident on Ronald Reagan Highway as we drove my mother-in-law, Bernice DeNamur, home to Evergreen Retirement Center on Sunday night, Aug. 26. We would like to thank all of the people who stopped to help. It was amazing to see how many people cared. Thank the Lord, we were not seriously hurt. I must have braced myself with my left hand to the top of the car. When the sun roof broke, my hand was scraping along the hwy and gravel. Mom DeNamur, 93, had a cut on her arm and some bruises. I also had a badly bruised right shoulder. My husband, Ron, was shaken, but had no physical injuries. Two nurses came to help, stopped the bleeding, and gave us thorough exams while we

were still in the car to make sure we were not seriously hurt. The nurse attending to me stopped my bleeding, Barb DeNamur cleaned some COMMUNITY PRESS glass out of my hand, and kept GUEST COLUMNIST me alert. When she asked for clean tissues and water, by-standers came with water bottles and napkins from their cars. I looked up and cars both east bound and west bound had stopped to help us. We were surrounded by God’s love brought to us by caring people. It was a true miracle. One young lady, a pretty brunette named Jennifer, came to help me by calling a relative. Our daughter, Mary Butsch,

The aftermath of the DeNamur accident. THANKS TO BARB DENAMUR. lives in Florence, Ky. I could not remember her number, so Jennifer called Mary’s employer, The Party Source, and asked them to contact Mary for us. North College Hill Policeman, Sgt. Ryan Schrand, was on the scene in a few minutes. His police report said that we tried to avoid a truck entering from the

Armstrong was the first, but why? “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Those were the words uttered by Neil Armstrong as he stepped onto the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969. Most people know that Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, but why he was chosen for that honor? Why would a quiet farm boy from Wapakoneta, Ohio, who Daryl Smith COMMUNITY PRESS went on to become a Navy test GUEST COLUMNIST pilot, be chosen before other more famous astronauts? Not one to seek out fame, Armstrong certainly was not famous before his selection to command the first mission to the moon. Armstrong wasn’t even among the original seven astronauts, featured in the movie “The Right Stuff.” To be sure some of them were no longer available. John Glenn, for example, had left to pursue political aspirations. The first U.S. man in space, Alan Shepard, had been medically disqualified. However, there were still others who were older and more experienced for the job. The answer lies from a space mission more than three years earlier when Armstrong was the pilot aboard the Gemini VIII. Gemini was America’s second space program following the

Neil Armstrong gave the commencement address and received a doctor of humane letters at the College of Mount St. Joseph on May 13, 2000. Mercury project. Armstrong’s Gemini craft was to dock with another unmanned drone craft in space, using a procedure which would later be essential to the Apollo program when the command module would dock with the lunar module. Shortly after Armstrong completed his approach and docking, Gemini entered the other side of the Earth – away from radio contact with Mission Control – and began to spin without reason. They undocked from the drone, expecting the spinning to stop, but it only increased. The astronauts were caught totally by

surprise as the craft began tumbling like a dryer drum, spinning nearly out of control. Armstrong recalled Newton’s First Law of Motion: objects in motion tend to stay in motion. He analyzed the situation and reasoned that some force was needed to counteract the rotation. He deployed a small engine, used for reentry, on another side of the craft and activated the thrust in the opposite direction of the spin. The craft slowly, but mercifully, stopped its rotation and came to rest. Armstrong’s calm under stress caught NASA’s attention and led to Armstrong’s selection as the commander of the Apollo XI mission to the moon. Armstrong was shy and reserved, shunning the spotlight. He would never, for example, volunteer for “Dancing With The Stars” as his Apollo XI crewmate, Buzz Aldrin, did in 2010. Armstrong went on to become a professor at the University of Cincinnati following his days at NASA, then quietly returned to his Ohio farm. Good leaders maintain their composure in stressful situations and are able to make good decisions under pressure. Armstrong’s demonstration of these abilities resulted in being chosen for one of the great leadership positions of the 20th century: To be the first man on the moon. Daryl Smith, Ph.D., is the director of MSOL (Master of Science in Organizational Leadership) at the College of Mount St. Joseph.

Hamilton Ave. entrance ramp and traveling east. The white or silver Honda “frontline” truck, according to witnesses, Amanda McClure of Springwater Court, Cincinnati and Staci Fortune of Columbus, drove directly into the left lane from the ramp. “Mr. DeNamur traveled off the roadway to the left, then

right onto the highway across the high speed lane and into another lane,” said the report. “The skid marks on the road indicate that DeNamur then tried to steer left again,” causing the vehicle to become air borne for 18 feet, then roll three times before coming to rest in the median. We can never repay the kindness that was shown to us by all who stopped and gave police reports and were the first responders to the accident. We also appreciate the help given by the Colerain Township EMT unit that transported us to Good Samaritan Hospital and the nurses and doctors at the hospital Barb DeNamur lives in Colerain Township.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Put new park in old park

I am writing this in response to the article on a new park on the corner of Springdale and Colerain. I feel we already have enough parks in our township. Why couldn’t they put the memorial in one of them and honor our police, fire and military just as well. This would save almost a million dollars of taxpayers money. Use that money for our schools. Then we wouldn’t be asked to pass another school tax levy! Ralph Collins Colerain Township

Not a victimless decision

Hiring certain employee classifications, such as subs, through an agency can have benefits. If reducing expenses is your sole reason for using an agency, that savings isn’t coming from the agency’s good nature or their corporate efficiency. Except for direct daily pay, most employee expenses are fixed and the agency pays the same as the school district. The savings the Northwest school district will realize comes at the expense of the subs themselves. This isn’t a “victimless” decision. I hope the board members realized that when they signed this contract. Bud Nordman Colerain Township

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CH@TROOM Sept. 5 question Ohio’s ban on texting while driving is now in effect. Do you think the law is a good idea and will it make roads safer? Why or why not?

“The Ohio ban on texting while driving is a great idea. The next step should to only allow hands free mobile phone conversations for the driver of a moving car. “I was surprised that was not part of this law. Thank goodness most new phones and cars have the hands free option. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “I can’t think of any legislation that was more of a ‘good idea’

than Ohio’s ban on texting while driving. “Rational people would hope that anyone who gets into a motor vehicle and drives will be aware of and sensitive to the risks he may encounter on the road, even if he is alert and focusing on driving. “But when someone is texting their focus is elsewhere, and that’s just common sense. I wish we didn’t have to pass laws to get people to do smart things, but sometimes you gotta.” Bill B. “Every day I’m out in a car I see around 40 percent of drivers with one hand on the steering wheel and the other holding a



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phone. A few times I’ve seen drivers with no hand on the wheel and looking at their laps! “The law is a good idea, but it won’t help. Too many drivers are addicted to their phones and either cannot or will not give up the practice of distracted driving. “Besides, the new law does not enable police to pull someone over just for texting. The police have to wait until they drive on the sidewalk or some other infraction in order to stop them. “For all we know the police and judges are as guilty as the rest.” R.V. “Anything that distracts you from driving is not good. This in-

NEXT QUESTION Do you think a former Navy SEAL who participated in the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden should have written a book about the mission without first submitting it to U.S. government officials for pre-publication review? Do you plan to read the book? Why or why not? Every week the Northwest Press asks readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to northwestpress@community with Chatroom in the subject line.

HVAC and radio on modern cars. “Do I think the ban on texting while driving will make the roads safer? No. The police don’t enforce the ‘headlights on when windshield wipers are on’ law, why would they enforce this? I’ve seen cops driving in heavy rain without their headlights on, I’m sure some cops text and drive.” J.S.K. “While the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Ten Commandments or rules of baseball simply can't be altered, it's nice to keep the lesser things in proper order.” K.P.

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St. Martin’s defense overwhelms the quarterback of a youth team affiliated with Covington Catholic High School. A total of 43 teams went head-to-head on the gridiron to benefit the Tony Merk Scholarship Fund and CancerFree KIDS’ “Tackle Childhood Cancer.” PROVIDED

Pigskin Preview remembers Tony Merk Hundreds of football players from kindergarten through eighth grade descended on La Salle High School’s Lancer Stadium Aug. 18 and 19 for the second annual Tony Merk Pigskin Preview. The weekend tournament raised funds for the Tony Merk Memorial Scholarship and CancerFree KIDS through its “Tackle Childhood Cancer” program. Multiple teams from the following schools participated: » Our Lady of Grace, Groesbeck » Our Lady of the Visitation, Mack » St. Bartholomew, Finneytown » St. Ignatius, Monfort Heights » St. James, White Oak » St. John the Baptist, Dry Ridge » St. John the Baptist, Harrison » St. Martin of Tours, Cheviot » St. Susanna, Mason » St. Veronica-St. Thomas More, Anderson Township » Third and fourth grade teams from Oak Hills Local School District » Schools affiliated with Covington Catholic High School (team numbers reflected the years Covington Catholic won state football championships) The Pigskin Preview keeps the memory of Tony Merk alive. Six-year-old Tony died in 2011 after battling medulloblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. In his St. James Panthers take a break during the second annual Tony Merk Pigskin Preview, a football tournament hosted by La Salle High School Aug. 18 and 19. PROVIDED

memory, La Salle and the Merk family started the Tony Merk Memorial Scholarship Fund to help young men attend La Salle. The event also raised awareness of CancerFree KIDS. Its mission is to eradicate cancer as a life-threatening disease in children by funding promising research that might otherwise go unfunded. Funds collected will be used to enhance basic and clinical research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Tony’s parents, Lynne and Rick Merk, said they were “humbled and overwhelmed” by the support. “It was a blessed event with great football, fun, fundraising, and beautiful weather. We raised money for the Tony Merk Memorial Scholarship at LaSalle High School that will allow young men to benefit from the strong LaSal-

lian education leading them to contribute to our community as servant leaders. In collaboration with Tackle Childhood Cancer, we also raised substantial funds for childhood cancer research.” Steve King of CancerFree KIDS appreciated the opportunity to raise funds for research to fight pediatric cancer. “The event was awesome, the participants were wonderfully supportive and fun, and the Merk family, Greg Tankersley [La Salle’s director of Community Development], and the entire La Salle team are true blessings in our community. We look forward to working together for many years to come.” The Pigskin Preview recognizes Tony’s love of the sport. More than 30 youth football teams participated in the inaugural Pigskin Preview.

Barrett Cohen of La Salle High School’s WLSN interviewed participants during a K-8 football tournament at Lancer Stadium. PROVIDED

Teams from St. Bartholomew and St. Ignatius line up during their game at Lancer Stadium. PROVIDED

St. Martin's coaches talk to players during a break in their game at the Tony Merk Pigskin Preview at La Salle High School’s Lancer Stadium. PROVIDED

The Tony Merk Pigskin Preview is named after an area six-year-old who died in 2011 from an aggressive form of brain cancer. His father, Rick Merk, volunteered at the event in honor of son Tony, who wore No. 88 as a football player for Our Lady of Grace School. Tony loved football and La Salle High School. PROVIDED

Lynne Merk works at the second annual Tony Merk Pigskin Preview. The Merk family established the Pray-Hope-Believe Foundation to remember Tony. The foundation is a non-profit organization that funds pediatric brain tumor research, supports children and teens who have a life-threatening condition and their families, and funds scholarships including the Tony Merk Scholarship Fund. PROVIDED



Health / Wellness

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Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Forest Park, 1212 W. Kemper Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 6863310. Forest Park.

Make a Card Class, 7-9 p.m., Pleasant Run Preschool, 10461 Pippin Road, Make a stack of embellished cards. All supplies provided except adhesive. Register by calling 515-9191 or e-mailing $12. Registration required. Presented by Ink-AHoots. 825-1220. Colerain Township.

Art Exhibits Iranian, Women, Artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Passages Gallery, 1731 Goodman Ave., Works by Sharareh Khosravani and Fazilat Soukhakian. Curated by Saad Ghosn. 763-9125; North College Hill.

Community Dance 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. Through Dec. 20. 929-2427. Greenhills.

Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Eggs, cheese, bread, baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, honey and micro-greens. Weekly events and music. Free. Presented by College Hill Farm Market. 5420007; College Hill.

Music - Blues Tempted Souls at Bike Night, 6-10 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., Classic soul, R&B, classic rock and blues. Family friendly. Free. 923-9464; colerain_oh. Colerain Township.

Nature Bugs for Little Naturalists, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Fun with insects, including craft. Ages 3-5. $5, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township.

Senior Citizens Zumba Fitness Classes, 7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Greg Insco, instructor. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 Art Exhibits Iranian, Women, Artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Passages Gallery, 763-9125; North College Hill.

Exercise Classes Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, For adults. Mix of cardio and kickboxing moves incorporating strength and core work. Instructor Karen Harsh. Bring mat and water. Ages 18 and up. $5. Through Sept. 21. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Low Impact Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Workout mix of low impact, cardio and strength moves. Bring weights and water. Resistance bands and small fitness balls provided. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot. Colerain Township Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Fresh, local produce. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Wii Bowling, 2-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township.

Music - Religious Oh, Sleeper, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Wolves at the Gate. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Christian metalcore band from Fort Worth, Texas. $25 VIP; $15, $12 advance. 825-8200; Forest Park.

Support Groups Made to Crave, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process. Helpful companion to use alongside whatever healthy eating approach you choose. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Workout to videos geared to help lessen arthritis symptoms. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Weight loss support and accountability. For seniors. $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.

Support Groups Five Love Languages and a Date with Your Spouse, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Appetizers and desserts provided. Explore how couples can strengthen their relationships by understanding how to show love in the most meaningful way. Free. Registration required. 931-5777; Finneytown.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Colerain Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke with Uncle Don, 9:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Audience participation. “Murder at the Music Awards.” Adults. $34.50 plus tax; vehicle permit required. Registration required at Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Recreation Family Wiffleball Event, 4-11 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes food, games, music by Sullivan Janszen Band, contests, raffle, children’s area, giant screen TV and more. Four food tickets for pre-registered guests. Benefits Pink Ribbon Girls. $50 family, $25 single. Registration required for wiffleball tournament. Presented by Pink Ribbon Girls. 207-7975; Green Township.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7766;

Colerain Township resident Sarah Heist, left, talks about heirloom tomatoes with Jacob and Fred Staverman at the Colerain Township Farmers Market. The market is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays at the Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. For more information, call 741-8802 or visit JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Colerain Township.

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Art Exhibits

Art Access, 6-8 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Artists and students 18 and up use center’s Art Room to work on smaller pieces of glass fusing, stained glass, pottery and more. Students bring supplies. Ages 18 and up. $7. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Iranian, Women, Artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Passages Gallery, 763-9125; North College Hill.

Iranian, Women, Artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Passages Gallery, 763-9125; North College Hill.

Exercise Classes Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Wear comfortable workout attire and gym shoes. Bring water. $5. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. Through Dec. 17. 205-5064; Green Township. Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Strengthening, Flexibility and Core Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Enter at rear of building. Enhance flexibility and strengthen all major muscle groups and core using bands, balls and weights. $7. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Finneytown, 8421 Winton Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 6863310. Finneytown.

Music - Blues Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., With Tri-state blues artists. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Senior Citizens Chair Volleyball, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Indoor Cornhole, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

Support Groups Crohn’s & Colitis Support, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those with Crohn’s Diseases, colitis, IBS and their family members. Includes presentations and discussion. Free baby-sitting with advance notice. Family friendly. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. Coping with Depression, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Educational, non-therapy group, with a holistic approach to managing and reducing the impact of depression. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777; Finneytown.

Art Exhibits Iranian, Women, Artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Passages Gallery, 763-9125; North College Hill.

Community Dance Continentals Round Dance Club, 2:30-4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Education Women and Finance: What Your Mother Never Told You, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your future. Speaker: Suzan B. Kotler. Free. Registration required. 931-5777; familylifecenter. Finneytown.

Exercise Classes Pilates Mat Class, 11 a.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Taught by Judy Feazell. $15 drop-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Senior Citizens Quilting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Make blankets to donate to Project Linus and Children’s Hospital. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Ceramics, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Stability Ball, 9:30-10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Bring your own stability ball and work on strengthening your core. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Open game. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Pattern Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Learn line dancing and have fun while exercising. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Billiards, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

Iranian, Women, Artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Passages Gallery, 763-9125; North College Hill.

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Yoga, 4-5 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension rand support the integrity of the spine. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 Art Exhibits

Dining Events Steak Fry Dinner Fundraiser, 5:30-8 p.m., Cincinnati Waldorf School, 5555 Little Flower Ave., Steak or chicken, many sides, desserts, variety of beverages and snacks. Split-the-pot and raffle available. Benefits children of Mount Airy. $20. Presented by Mount Airy Civic Club. 385-3832. Mount Airy.

Exercise Classes Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Family Practice, 8146 Hamilton Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 6863310. Mount Healthy. What Is Sensory Processing Disorder?, 6-7:30 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Lecture on brain and nervous system function and their critical roles for social, motor and academic learning. For parent of children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder or other learning disorders. Free. 9314300. Springfield Township.

Religious - Community Life in the Spirit, 7-9 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road, Weekly through Oct 24. Registration required. Presented by Lighthouse Renewal Center. 4715483; Monfort Heights.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township. Vintage Artist, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Place for artists to paint together. Beginners welcome. Bring own supplies. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Knitting and Crocheting, 10-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Knit or crochet blankets for Project Linus. Yarn provided. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Wood Carving, 1-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Carve with Greenwood Chippers. Many different techniques used: relief carvings, scroll saw, figurines. Bring own tools. For seniors. Free. 3853780. Green Township.

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

Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, 651 W. Sharon Road, Low-impact activity to improve your mind, body and spirit. Ages 9 and up. $5. Presented by Happy Time Squares. 232-1303. Forest Park. Flamenco Dance Class, 4:455:30 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Learn Spanish flamenco, style of dancing that uses handclapping and stamping of feet. $42 per month. Registration required. 521-8462; Springfield Township.

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

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Northgate, 9690 Colerain Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Colerain Township.

Senior Citizens Zumba Fitness Classes, 7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 Art Exhibits Iranian, Women, Artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Passages Gallery, 763-9125; North College Hill.

Community Dance Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Low Impact Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. College Hill.



Quick, no-bake banana pudding recipe Yesterday I took dinner to a friend who was ill. I wanted to bring a dessert for the family along with the meal but didn’t have a lot of time, so I decided to make banana pudding. Now usually I make the Rita pudding Heikenfeld from RITA’S KITCHEN scratch, like a pastry cream, but that wasn’t going to happen yesterday. So I carried in my no-bake version and it was a huge hit. Here’s the recipe for you to try.

4 oz. cream cheese, softened ½ cup sweetened condensed milk (This is half of the 14 oz. can. Freeze the leftover milk.) 3.5 oz. package instant vanilla pudding 1½ cups milk1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cups whipping cream, sweetened to taste*, whipped and divided, or 16 oz. whipped topping, thawed and divided 3 ripe bananas, sliced About half a box of vanilla wafers

Put cream cheese and

condensed milk in mixer and blend well. Whisk pudding mix into milk and vanilla, and blend until smooth. Add to cream cheese mixture. Blend well and fold in half the whipped cream or whipped topping. Save the other half for garnish. Make layers in casserole dish: Vanilla wafers, bananas and the pudding mixture on top. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving or up to 8 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and more wafers. *To sweeten whipping cream: Stir in 1/4 cup powdered sugar or more to taste before whipping.

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Sprinkle cocoa powder or shaved chocolate on top.

COOKING WITH RITA Brambles and bountiful fall fruits at Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17. Call 513-674-6059 for details. Gardeners and foodies will enjoy learning how to grow fruits and herbs while feasting on Rita’s special menu. Some lucky students will win fruit plants.

Stir in a couple handfuls of coconut into the pudding. Make individual puddings in wine glasses.

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Rita’s no-bake banana pudding uses cream cheese and instant vanilla pudding. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

tage) with a complicated surgical procedure surgery requiring up to eight weeks of Willis recovery and therapy. Willis treats the condition with an injection which speeds the treatment and reduces pain and healing time, allowing his patients’ return to full activity in as little as 14 days. He’s successfully treated 30 patients with the condition in the last 18 months. Willis also provides leading edge treatment for hand and wrist fracture repair. Instead of spending six to eight weeks in a cast followed by physical rehabilitation, Dr. Willis’ patients often elect to have surgery to repair the injury, wear a bandage for a week and then a removable brace for another six weeks. This treatment option

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Basil is in season right now. Make your own pesto and you’ll be happy you did. This makes a nice amount and is better than anything you can buy. Plus less expensive in the long run. A great topping for pizza, pastas, soups, breads. Fabulous dolloped on polenta that you’ve cooked with a bit of garlic and Romano cheese. Pesto is good on just about anything! Go to taste on garlic. Some people like to leave the cheese out and just stir it in when thawing out for a brighter flavor. 1 to 1½ teaspoons garlic, minced ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted if desired ½ stick unsalted butter ½ cup parsley leaves 4 cups basil leaves, packed 1½ cups Parmesan cheese or

to taste ½ to ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil

With food processor’s motor running, add garlic and nuts. Add everything else and process until smooth. Stays fresh in refrigerator about a week. To freeze, either fill ice cube tray sections or freeze in plastic bags, laying them flat on top of each other.

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The “mom” in the title is me. This heirloom recipe is an easy dessert that the little ones can help with and it tastes so good. You can double this recipe for a 9-inch by 13-inch pan. If you double the recipe, use the larger box (5 oz. or so) of pudding. I put mine in a smaller casserole dish.

Cook rice according to package directions. While rice is cooking, sauté onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil. Add beans, cumin and oregano. Cook until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix with rice. Garnish as desired.


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1 cup rice 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 medium to large onion, diced 2 large cloves garlic, minced ½ to 1 teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon oregano or to taste Salt to taste Cayenne pepper to taste or chopped jalapeño to taste Optional garnishes: cilantro, chopped tomato, lime juice, cheese

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long to turn on. Schweitzer says, “I took it back on April 2 and they said the problem Howard was the Ain way I was HEY HOWARD! holding the phone. That I was pressing these two buttons, the volume and the on-off at the same time. ‘Don’t do that,’ they said, ‘and that shouldn’t happen.’”

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to replace the one with which she’s continued to have problems. This time she was told the 14-day return policy had expired. In the meantime, Schweitzer continued to have billing problems. Her bill shows the company tried to correct it by giving her a credit, but the same charges also appeared on the new bills. At one point, she says, a supervisor tried to fix the billing issues but she says he made it worse. Schweitzer says, “He increased

the data plans from $19.99 to $24.99, so now I’m overcharged on those. I’m still not getting the credit, I’m still being charged for the promotional officers – and the phone still doesn’t work.” I contacted the cell phone company and the charges on her bill were corrected. In addition, she’s now getting a new cell phone free of charge. That’s something she says she had been trying to do for months. The big thing to re-

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LEGAL NOTICE The Colerain Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wed., Sept. 26, 2012 at 7 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH for Case No. BZA2012-12. Location: 3423 Alamosa Dr., Cincinnati, OH. Applicant/Owner: Kenneth Lawrence. Application: Variance for front yard setback for porch addition Article/Section 7.3.1. The application may be examined Mon.-Fri. between 8 AM and 4:30 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, Planning & Zoning Dept., 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45251. 1001725025 LEGAL NOTICE The Colerain Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wed., Sept. 26, 2012 at 7 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH for Case No. BZA2012-09. Location: 2400 Adams Rd., Cincinnati, OH. Applicant: John R. Grier Architect. Owner: Golden Leaf Baptist Church. Application: Additional parking spaces at a previously approved Conditional Use for an Active Recreational Facility Article/Section 4.4. The application may be examined Mon.-Fri. between 8 AM and 4:30 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, Planning & Zoning Dept., 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45251. 1001725026



Wiffle Ball tourney helps cancer research By Connie Ruhe

The eighth annual Family Wiffle Ball tournament Sept. 15, at Kuliga Park in Green Township is one big West Side party to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls, the nonprofit that helps young breast cancer patients with meals, housekeeping, transportation and peer support. The games run from 4-11 p.m. that Saturday, with family-friendly fun, according to Pink Ribbon Girls Founder Tracie

Metzger, who serves as executive director of the Cincinnati Region. The gathering Metzger includes a home run derby and food booths serving hot dogs, brats and metts. Beer booths are new this year. There will be giveaways, raffles for about 100 baskets, split-the-pot and a silent auction. Sullivan Janszen Band will perform

acoustic classic rock live, and a big-screen TV will be set up to show college football games. Of course, there will be a Wiffle Ball tournament, too. Registration is $50 per family of six, and 64 teams will compete. Registration is online at Sponsorship opportunities also are available and listed on the organization’s website. A friend who had hosted Wiffle Ball contests in his backyard offered to put on the first tournament for Pink Ribbon Girls in 2005,

Metzger said. Now the event takes place at Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, and features regulation-size fields that resemble iconic baseball parks: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Fenway Park in Boston and Great American Ball Park


in Cincinnati. There’s another called Legendary Field and an all-pink field for the Home Run Derby. “It’s a big family fundraiser,” she added. “I’ve got a very supportive husband, and we have a committee of 50 to 75 people.” These vol-

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Former White Oak teacher dies Lois Kock taught school for more than 30 years A teacher for more than 30 years, Lois Kock died peacefully Sept. 4, surrounded by many cousins. Friends said she lived life to the fullest giving her exhaustive energy to any endeavor she undertook. During her teaching career at White Oak Middle School she taught Ohio History and made the class concrete rather than abstract places on a map. She visited the places so she could share her experiences with students. Her vision interested and provided many families Kock with Ohio destinations for their vacations. She devoted one hundred percent of her enthusiasm and energy as the middle school’s cheerleading coach and could be seen at many events. Lois Kock was a member of the Northwest Women’s Association and a charter member of St. Ignatius Parish in Monfort Heights. She was well known at the Green Township Senior Center as an avid bridge player. She was a loyal Cincinnati Reds fan and was missed by friends at the ballpark when she became ill in June. After her retirement from teaching she channeled her energy to assist her many cousins in caring for their young children. Her presence was visible at school, sport, birthday, first communion, graduation, and other family events. She was an integral part of many families and will be missed by all.

Her family, fellow parishioners, former students, parents, and many friends grieve their loss. Lois was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Marie (Janszen) Kock and her siblings Ken and Mary, who died in infancy. Father Don McCarthy celebrated Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church Sept. 8. In lieu of flowers the Kock family suggests memorials be made to St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247 or to the charity of your choice.

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Marie Angner Marie Kromp Angner, 91, Green Township, died Aug. 30. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Diana (Stephen) Ryan, Denise (Tom) Haskamp, Dennis (Kay), David (Vickie) Angner; grandchildren Brandon, Jered Ryan, Alyssa (Joe) Lamont, Tara Knecht, Brett (Megan), Meghan, Mackenzie Angner, Meredith (Oliver) Shepherd, Justin, Nicholas, Ashley Haskamp; great-grandchildren Madison, Sydney, Ryan, Jenna, Tillie, Evelyn, Eloise. Preceded in death by husband Nicholas Angner. Services were Sept. 4 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Society for the Preven-

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Domenico Aracri Sr. Domenico Aracri Sr. 62, Green Township, died Aug. 31. He was a lab technician for the Mercy

Hospitals. Survived by sons Giuseppe “Joseph,” Domenico Jr. Aracri; siblings Raffela, Francesco, Salvatore (Inna), Maria, Palma (Di), Antonio Aracri, Rosetta (Lawrence) Spegele, Luisa (Jeff) Uhlenhake; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Quintino Aracri Services were Sept. 8 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Domenico Aracri’s Son’s Education Fund, c/o Fifth Third Bank, 6101 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Sara Jane Haas Sara Jane Dziech Haas, 40, died Sept. 1. Survived by husband Shawn Haas; parents Michael, Betty Jane Dziech; parents-in-law

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Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor

Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sundays

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

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-12


Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Gathering: Bible & Conversation 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available Handicap Access "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

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Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Growing Faith, Sharing Hope, Showing Love Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer, Rich Jones & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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

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

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St. Paul United Church of Christ

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.


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Phone: 385-9077 Rev. Michelle Torigian Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access


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

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DEATHS Continued from Page B6 John, Peggy Haas; brothers Aaron, Corey (Joy) Dziech; sister-in-law Joanna Henry; nieces and nephew Fenna Henderson, Caleb, Maggie Henry; grandmother Sara Jane Knepfke; aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents John Knepfle, Betty Jane, Leonard F. Dziech. A memorial was held Sept. 8 at Evergreen Farm. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to an animal rescue of the donor’s choice.

Edward Holscher Edward R. Holscher, 81, Green Township, died Sept. 2. Survived by wife Patricia Holscher; children James (Kathy), Timothy Holscher, Gayle (Michael) Souders; sister Mary Lou (James) Griffiths; nine grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Mary Beth SwearHolscher ingen. Services were Sept. 8 at Our Lady of the Visitation. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905, Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242, Sisters of Charity, 5900 Delhi Pike, Mount Saint Joseph, OH 45051 or Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Ervin Kemper Ervin J. Kemper, 85, White Oak, died Sept. 3. Survived by wife Helen Kemper; children Joe (Terrie), John Kemper, Barb (Dale) Matthey; grandchildren Maria, Angela, Grace, Gloria, Rose, Ron, Savannah; great-grandchildren Patrick, Elaina, Gabriel, Blaise; brother James (Lois) Kemper;

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brother- and sisters-in-law Louis (Carole) Lauber, Pat Kemper, Preceded in death by siblings William Jr., Mary Lou, Sister Edna Jane SND, Virginia, Earl; sister-in-law Loraine Biava. Services were Sept. 6 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. James Church Building Fund.

Shirley Kohl Shirley Naegele Kohl, 82, Colerain Township, died Sept. 2. Survived by children Sandy Puckett, Joyce (John) Noble, Kathy Oehler, Jerry (Tasha) Kohl; grandchildren Shelly (Chris), Gary (Alyssa), Stephanie (Tony), Kohl Heather (Shawn), Greg (Mickey), Amy (Chris); great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Carlie, Christopher A., Little Chris, Alayna, Ian, Anthony, Austin; many siblings, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Calvin Kohl, son-inlaw Bob Puckett. Services were Sept. 5 at Neidhard-Snow Funeral Home. Memorials to the Spina Bifida Association of Cincinnati.

Lew Lewis Arthur A. “Lew” Lewis, 86, died Sept. 5 He was an Army veteran. Survived by children Mark, Thomas (Darlene) Lewis, Diane Clark; grandchildren Christopher, Steven Clark, Olivia, Samuel Lewis, Jessica Druffel; greatgrandchildren Xavier, Isabel Druffel; sister-in-law Jane Roden. Preceded in death by wife Joan Lewis. Services were Sept. 11 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Children’s Hospital Heart Association.

Lawrence McMahon

(Stacie), Kristin (fiancé Chris Daria), Kelly (Nick) Krummen; grandchildren Grace, Caroline McMahon; sibMcMahon lings Thomas McMahon, Patricia (Richard) Vaughan, Kathleen (William) Gallagher; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Donna McMahon. Services were Sept. 11 at Our Lady of the Visitation. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

Services were Sept. 6 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Assoc., 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or Make-AWish Foundation, 10260 Alliance Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

William Wright William Sander Wright, 96,

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William Painter William Painter, 88, Green Township, died Sept. 1. He worked for National Distillers/ Jim Beam. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Lou Anne Painter; children Sharma (Bob) BrownPainter ing, Bill (Kathy) Jr., Patrick Painter, Beth (Gary) Million, Peggy Doerger; grandchildren Ryan, Doug Browning, Julie Hoffman, Laura, Kara, Alex, McKeea Painter, Matt, Marcus Million, Maria, Michael, Nick, Max, Chloe Doerger; greatgrandchildren Ramsey, Delilah. Preceded in death by grandson Nolan Doerger, siblings Max, Jack, Frank Painter, Win Sullivan, Mary Alice Pittman.

died Aug. 29. He worked for Prudential. Survived by children Donald (Nora) Wright, Carol (Sonny) Ebert; Wright seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three


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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 Colerain Ave., Aug. 16. Juvenile female, 12, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Aug. 16. Lisa Fields, 24, 2157 Roosevelt Ave., theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., Aug. 16. Kelemu Barkle, 43, 8801 Cheviot Road, endangering children at 8801 Colerain Ave., Aug. 16. Justin Taylor, 21, 10208 October Drive, drug possession at 3502 Springdale Road, Aug. 17. Andrew Gray, 29, 4244 Vine, criminal trespassing at 2442 Golf Drive, Aug. 19. Jacob Flowers, 18, 10755 Shipley,

theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Aug. 18. Juvenile male, 16, aggravated robbery at 10133 Pottinger, Aug. 18. Juvenile male, 14, aggravated robbery, tampering with evidence at 10133 Pottinger Road, Aug. 18. Juvenile male, 14, aggravated robbery at 10133 Pottinger, Aug. 18. Juvenile male, 14, aggravated robbery at 10133 Pottinger, Aug. 18.


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