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Second graders at Colerain Elementary School love sitting on the benches in the school library.

It’s a tradition

The traditional end of summer comes to the West Side with the Harvest Home Fair. The annual parade and fair celebrated its 150th anniversary this year. – FULL STORY, B1


A Colerain Township police officer was commended for averting a shooting after a robbery. – FULL STORY, A4

‘Book’ benches to be dedicated Sept. 29 By Jennie Key

You can check out the new books in the Colerain Elementary School library but you can’t take them home. Librarian Karen Brockhuis hopes a lot of people will check out the new books at meet the parents nights scheduled later this month. They are big, colorful and too big to fit in a backpack. Colerain Elementary has remodeled part of the library with big comfy couch-benches that look like books. Colerain Township resident Ted Salt, a parent of fifth-grade twins at the school, created the squashy volumes in his garage. An upholster, he spent hours building the frames and making the book seats with the help of Donny Kelly, husband of a teacher at the school. Brockhuis says the book seats are awesome. “The kids love them,” she said.

“We were so fortunate to have people who could make them.” She is right: the students do love the big books. Second-grader Bella Sanchez says the big books are very comfy to sit on, and classmate Samuel Ponting agreed. “I like the red ones and the green ones,” he said. Brockhuis said she was inspired by pictures she saw in a catalog and she said Salt spent up to 80 hours on the project. And thanks to his volunteer work, he will be presented with a key to the library at a future PTA meeting. “It’s a token of our appreciation,” Brockhuis said. “He wouldn’t let us pay him for any of his time.” She said the project was funded by the school’s business partner, Cincinnati Financial and Colerain Elementary PTA. “It’s such a great place to read,” she said. “We are hoping lots of people get a chance to see how nice it is.”

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Remembering 911


Honor guards on the sidelines awaiting the beginning of the football game at Colerain High School on Sept. 11. At halftime, police and firefighters were honored in a 911 remembrance ceremony. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Pipe and Drum Corps participated during the ceremony. In the game, Colerain defeated Louisville Manual 42-0 while Northwest Knights remained undefeated, downing Little Miami 14-7. See more about the games in sports on A10. To place an ad, call 242-4000.



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Bond vote passes after heated debate By Jennie Key

Making the grade

Colerain Township administrator The Colerain Township Board David Foglesong said the township’s of Trustees approved the issuance rating from Moody’s Investor Service of almost $1 million in bonds for was AA2. Issuers or issues rated AA the Clippard Park Improvement at demonstrate very strong its Sept. 8 meeting but the decicreditworthiness relative to other US sion was not without fireworks. municipal or tax-exempt issuers or The board has been talking issues. The 2 indicates a mid-range about how to pay for more than ranking within the rating. Moody’s Investors Service $2 million in improvements to performs financial research and Clippard Park for months. analysis on commercial and The question has been whether government entities. The company to issue bonds or spend cash. also ranks the credit-worthiness of Early on, it was evident that the borrowers using a standardized ratings majority of the board was leaning scale. to splitting the cost between the two. Trustee Jeff Ritter said he favored splitting the cost to protect the township’s cash balance. He said the township still is looking toward an expected $1 million expenditure for streetscape JENNIE KEY/STAFF improvements Trustees have approved $1 million in bonds to pay part of the tab for the along Colerain Clippard Park renovation. Here, work is under way on the future skate park. Avenue. Complete Construction Management, based in Louisville, is managing the “We want to project, which should be complete before the end of the year. preserve our cash position in The interest and issuance cost a time of recession,” Ritter said. over five years was estimated to “In 2010, interest rates may be $92,000. increase and we want to incur the Ritter said what needs to be debt now and lock in our low factored into that is the loss of interest rate.” interest income that would be Trustee Bernie Fiedeldey dis- incurred by spending money from agreed, saying if the township had the cash reserve. the cash, the board should use “The net effect is much less,” that money to pay for the he said. improvements. The vote was called, and the “In the eight years I have been issue heated up. Trustees Joseph on this board, this is about the Wolterman and Ritter voted aye, dumbest thing I have seen,” he Fiedeldey said, “Nay. 92,000 said. nay.” Ritter disagreed, and showed a At that point, Ritter turned to chart he had compiled that com- his fellow trustee and said he pared Colerain Township with wondered why a lot of things hapother large townships in the area. pen. He said the township’s debt load “I wonder why you would including the new bond, was approve hiring your grandkids 0.069 percent of the township’s and commit a felony, but you valuation. did,” Ritter said. The board is opting for bonds Fiedeldey bristled at the comin the amount of $995,000 to ment. avoid crossing the $1 million “You mention my grandkids threshold. Under that limit, the and my family again … You are bonds may be sold in $5,000 about the most unethical person I increments, which could make have ever met,” he said. “Your them more attractive to buyers. lack of professionalism is terrible.”



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Springfield Twp. police add to ranks with levy, grants The larger grant is earmarked for Tasers, additional radios and surveillance equipment.

The successful May levy and federal grants are allowing the Springfield Township Police Department to get a second canine unit, an additional officer and equipment. Voters approved a levy that generates $1.7 million a year for the department. Chief David Heimpold said his department also

has gotten two federal grants in the amounts of $60,000 and $17,000. The larger grant is earmarked for Tasers, additional radios and surveillance equipment. Heimpold said he’s in

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the process of hiring four additional officers bringing the roster total to 52. The department had been four officers short and Heimpold said he had been forced to curtail filling those jobs because of a looming budget deficit. Ben Huxel is the first officer to be hired with the success of the levy. A township native, Huxel has been with the Columbus department and was slated to begin with the township Sept. 5. “I am in the interviewing process for the remaining slots,” Heimpold said. The smaller federal grant is being used to add another dog trained in street tracking and drug detection. Heimpold said an officer has not yet been assigned to the new unit which is expected to begin training next month.


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Incredible Libraries There are many incredible libraries in the world. According to Guinness World Records, The United States Library of Congress in Washington D.C. ranks as the largest library in the world. The nation’s library holds over 118 million items which require more than 500 miles of shelving. The collection itself is amazing and its treasures exceed the amazing size. Wikipedia reports, “the the collections of the Library of Congress include more than 32 million cataloged books and other print materials in 470 languages; more than 61 million manuscripts; the largest rare book collection in North America, including the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, over 1 million US government publications; 1 million issues of world newspapers spanning the past three centuries; 33,000 bound newspaper volumes; 500,000 microfilm reels; over 6,000 comic book titles; the world’s largest collection of legal materials; films; 4.8 million maps; sheet music; 2.7 million sound recordings; more than 13.7 million prints and photographic images including fine and popular art pieces and architectural drawings; the Betts Stradivarius; and the Cassavetti Stradivarius.”

Remembering heroes

Don Bill, a 1969 graduate of La Salle High School and a 22year veteran of the Navy, plays Taps in a 911 tribute before La Salle’s Sept. 11 football game. BECKY BUTTS / CONTRIBUTOR

Officials continue to monitor Rumpke By Jennie Key

Colerain Township Nancy Lindemood says response from local officials to a suspected subsurface fire at the Rumpke landfill is disappointing. Rumpke officials notified the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Aug. 31 that subsurface wells in the northeast area of the landfill had elevated temperatures and carbon monoxide levels. A press release from the EPA said regulators believe a subsurface fire is present. Rumpke and the OEPA have said there is no evidence to suggest the situation is causing any health concern. But the situation is causing concern for Lindemood, who lives in the vicinity of the landfill. She says at the very least the township could have posted something on its Web site and sent out a copy of the press release from the OEPA. “Why not push it out to the public?” she said at the

board’s Sept. 8 meeting. “You are sending out (Rumpke’s) open house invitations.” After hearing her concerns, township officials said they would keep the public updated and have added a page under the News tab on the township Web site at There is now a daily update, maps and charts and an archive of past updates posted. Rumpke spokeswoman Amanda Pratt says Rumpke and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency employees continue to monitor the Struble Road landfill, and there has been no change in the past week. She says while the OEPA guidelines indicate a fire is present, Rumpke officials are still not certain that there are flames. They believe a chemical reaction that produces heat may be the cause of the raised temperatures. “We have seen no smoke or steam,” Pratt said.

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According to Friday’s update: • Rumpke has covered about 9 acres in the area where the overheated wells are located with a layer of clay to prevent gas from escaping or oxygen intrusion and continues to monitor the site. • Montauk, the gas recovery firm operating at the landfill, is waiting for OEPA approval to take weekly rather than daily well readings, because of concerns that opening the well daily is introducing oxygen and allowing odors to escape. • Continued monitoring will occur with results posted daily showing well head temperatures and temperatures down the well shafts where feasible. This will include readings for oxygen and carbon monoxide level readings. • Daily conference calls will continue between all parties involved until the incident is mitigated or all parties feel the conference calls are no longer needed.

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Officer commended for robbery arrest

A robbery suspect in Colerain Township came within a thumb’s width of a bullet in July and the officer who averted the shooting was commended last week. The incident that earned the commendation happened July 30. Colerain Township Police Officer David Hubbard arrived at a robbery in progress at the Colerain Avenue Burger King and ended up in an armed standoff with 50-year-old

Leonard Ballard. The two were about 10 feet apart in the restaurant’s parking lot, Ballard refusing to put his weapon down, when Hubbard made the decision to fire. Ballard surrendered as the officer started to squeeze the trigger. The officer was able to keep his gun from firing. “I caught the hammer with my thumb and put the gun back into its safety position,” Hubbard said. “It was really close.” Hubbard said Ballard told him and sheriff’s deputies that he was trying to get


shot. “We call it suicide by cop, and that’s what he was attempting to do, get me to shoot him so that he wouldn’t go to prison.” Ballard was arrested and charged with five counts of robbery and five counts of kidnapping. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and his case continues before Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Beth Myers. The ordeal is the closest Hubbard, a married father of three children and officer

since 2001, said he’s ever come to firing his weapon. Hubbard received a Chief’s Commendation at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Colerain Township Board of Trustees. “You were the first responding police officer to the scene, finding persons inside the restaurant being held at gunpoint by an unknown gunman,” said Lt. Mark Denney, as he read from the commendation. “Without assistance, you were able to utilize the training and experience necessary to perform your


Colerain Township Lt. Mark Denney and Colerain Township Police Officer David Hubbard with a commendation plaque from Chief Dan Meloy. job as a police officer to gain compliance of the armed suspect and bringing a peaceful resolution to an intensely dangerous situation… “Your actions as a Col-

erain Police Officer on the evening of July 30, 2009, are a shining example to the men and women who proudly wear the badge of a Colerain Township Police Officer.”

Township planning neighborhood meetings By Heidi Fallon

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that an overall master plan may fail to address the individual and specific needs of a particular neighborhood,” Trustee Tom Bryan said. “Creating many individually customized, but unified neighborhood and district plans, will allow us to better ensure our township’s sustainability and create a path for a bright future.” A series of meetings for each of the 12 communities begins Aug. 31 for residents of Valleydale, Edgemont and Caldwell. The Sevenhills area will be addressed at a Sept. 2 meeting followed Sept. 21 for West College Hill. Each meeting will be at 7 p.m. and last approximately two hours. Kimberlee Flamm, township communications coordinator, said residents will be reminded via a postcard about the meetings and locations. For more information, call Flamm at 522-1410.

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Brother says ministry is labor of love

A Green Township man says taking over as the president of a ministry founded by his brother, the late Father Jim Willig, is a labor of love. David L. Willig, the eld-

est of 11 children of Edgar and the late Alice Willig, is the new president of Heart to Heart ( The ministry, founded in 1991, is dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the four corners of the earth.

David Willig says his brother’s daily example of what it means to be a true follower of Jesus Christ led many others to join him on his faith journey. Father Jim Willig died in 2001. Willig said his brother had a very personal and charismatic style that came

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Green Township resident David Willig and Sister Mary George at the Heart to Heart ministries office. Willig has taken over as president of the board of directors at his brother's nonprofit evangelistic ministry. Church in Cincinnati for more than 20 years, where David is lector, eucharistic minister and co-chairman of the Pro-Life/Pro-Family Commission. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Athenaeum of Ohio, and his master’s degree from Xavier University. He now runs his own human resources consulting business and sits on the board of trustees of St. Peter Claver Latin School in Cincinnati.

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New McAuley principal says it’s a dream job By Jennie Key

Chris Pastura says stepping into the principal’s office at McAuley High School is like going to bat after Hank Aaron. “It’s a little intimidating to follow Cheryl,” he said. “But she’s an

excellent mentor and I think she is in the right place at the right time for our school.” Cheryl Sucher is the president of McAuley High School and Pastura has taken over the duties of principal at the all-girl school. After 11 years as an assistant principal at Notre Dame Academy, in Park Hills, Ky., Pastura said he was ready to take the lead at a school. “I wanted to make the move, and McAuley really is a dream come true,” he said. “It has a similar atmosphere and I am really blessed to be here.” He says the school has an atmosphere of being a family that is very attractive. “There are lots of great academic schools – and McAuley is that, as well. But one of the interview panel told me the

school cares deeply and intentionally tries to create a family atmosphere that includes the (Sisters of) Mercy values. It’s all here.” Pastura says the school is making a conscious effort to promote those values of faith, excellence, compassion, service, leadership and hospitality. A banner in the cafeteria reminds students daily: “We’re on a mission to achieve the brilliance of balance.” Pastura says that balance is important to teach and model. “Whether it’s arts, academics or athletics, we don’t want to be out of balance,” he said. “And we need to model that for our students.” He balances his work playing in a weekend band, the Mix, which plays festivals, weddings and corporate parties. The group

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McAuley High School Principal Chris Pastura has a weekend gig as the lead singer of The Mix, a local band that plays festivals, receptions and corporate parties.

Here’s a quick rundown on new McAuley principal Chris Pastura. Vital statistics: Married 10 years to wife Aninha who he met as a missionary in Brazil. Two children, Nico, 6 and Carmen, 15 months. Lives in Edgewood, Ky. Favorite color: Blue Favorite Graeter’s flavor: Coconut Chip Best date night: Good dinner and conversation with wife Aninha; no kids allowed. Pizza toppings: Load it up – pepperoni, sausage, olives, pepperocini, onions, mushrooms and fresh tomatoes. Hobbies: Music, camping, outdoors Roots for: McAuley, University of Notre Dame where he’s enrolled, Xavier basketball and the Bengals. Book that most influenced his life: The Bible. “I know it sounds canned, but it’s true. The stories always inspire me.” Message to students: “My door’s always open. There is power in a conversation. When you sit down and talk about things you can avoid so many problems.”


Chris Pastura is settling into new routines in his new job as principal of McAuley High School. played at St. James Festival this year. “We gave up on making it big, and now it’s just fun,” he said. “We play everything from old standards to today’s music. None of his students knew him this year, but next year? “It’s going to be fun,” he said. He thinks the school year will be fun, too, and he says he is looking forward to it. Pastura says McAuley staff and assistant principals Connie Kampschmidt and Kelly Grote are a great team. “I see us refining, renewing

and revitalizing,” he said. “The culture is move forward, pursue excellence, and strive to improve. We are all on the same page. “I walked into a system here where there is no need to change direction. I believe my job is to oversee continuing improvement.” Pastura says he’s made the transition to his new school and when Notre Dame Academy plays McAuley this year in sports, he has no divided loyalties: He’s a Mohawk fan. “A little friendly competition never hurt anybody,” he said.


The following students were named to spring quarter dean’s list at the University of Cincinnati: David Adams, Donald Adams, Robert Adams, Emily Addison, Sean Addo, Taiwo Adeoye, Ashley Agin, Mallorie Agin, Leah Aho, Jeffery Alborn, Melanie Allphin, Amel Alqadah, Tyler Amann, Amber Ammon, Stephanie Anderson, Annette Angilecchia, Amanda Appiarius, Leanece Armstrong, Natalee Atkins, Ben Auer, Antennie Auld, Laura Bailey, Brooke Baioni, Rachel Barnett, Adam Barron, Kenitra Battle, Kelsey Beckenhaupt, Daniel Becker, Tammy Becker, Brett Behler, Emily Bergmann, Laura Bergmann, Scott Biehl, Laura Blake, Kathleen Boberg, Melissa Bodner, Mary Boeddeker, Charles Boehm, Amanda Bogenschutz, Kevin Bole, Jacquelyn Bollmer, Sara Bonert, Loren Bonifas, Stacey Bosley, Maurice Bowden, Jon Bragg, Michael Brinck, Jennifer Brisbin, Helen Brooks, Laura Brothers, Benjamin Brown, Chrissy Brown, Danielle Brown, Jamila Browning, Nicole Bruckmann, Emily Brunner, Samantha Buchholz, Amanda Budke, Karen Budke, Kelly Buller, Daniel Burke, Luke Burroughs, William Burwinkel, Scott Buschelman, Craig Buschle, Whitney Butler, Brett Buttelwerth, Christina Cahalane, Kassie Calahan, Amanda Campbell, Nhat Cao, Phuong Cao, Jennifer Carper, Garrison Carr, Michael Carr, Louis Carraher, Anastasia Carrier, Nicholas Casch, Beth Celenza, Aluthgama Chandananda, Allison Chaney, Zachary Chaney, Melissa Chavez, Roland Cheek, Emily Christenson, Brandon Clark, Joel Clark, Sarah Clark, Bridgitte Clarke, Brittanie Clements, Bradley Clevenger, Bethany Cole, Stephanie Coleman, Tracy Coleysmith, Susan Collins, Sarah Corn, Emily Cosker, Rachel Cosmik, Chelsey Cossman, Robert Cost, William Cousett, Caitlin Craddock, Kevin Craig, Benjamin Cramer, Melissa Cremer, Brian Crowley, Charles Crusham, Kellee Culver, Lakia Cunningham, Christopher Darbie, Julia Davenport, Patricia Davenport, Samantha Davenport, Ashley Davis, Candace Davis, Eugenia Davis, Tamika Davis, Nathan Day, Amanda Deininger, Lydia Delfavero, Nicholas Depperman, Jennifer DeZarn, Ashley

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Melissa Chavez has joined the Libby Perszyk Kathman brand design agency as a creative co-op. Chavez is a student in the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning She is a resident of Mount Airy.


Ursuline STARs

Ursuline Academy STAR awardees attended a luncheon at General Electric, where they were honored. The student awardees, here with their parents and the teachers they named to be honored, are, from left: front row, John D’Sa (Loveland), Shauna Whelan (Hyde Park), Alexa D’Sa (Loveland), Catherine Molmann (Colerain Township), Nora Mollmann (Colerain Township), Gina and Katie Johnson (Loveland) and Ursuline principal Adele Iwanusa (Blue Ash); back, Ursuline president Sharon Redmond (Cold Spring, Ky.), Kathleen Schings (Loveland), Jenny Breissinger (West Chester Township), Bruce Schings (Loveland), Daniel Mollmann (Colerain Township), Diane Schings (Loveland), Michael Johnson (Loveland). PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: MEMRAL@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM

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


First honors: Ryan Elser and Joseph Veatch. Second honors: Anthony Sabato.


Second honors: Brian Beiting, Kevin Burwinkel, Joshua Hafele, Anthony Hall and Adam Riccobelli.


Second honors: Joseph Combs and Christopher Kraushar.


First honors: Eric Morsch. Second honors: Benjamin Schmalz.


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Catholic school opening postponed Gannett News Service The religious order creating a new Catholic high school in Cincinnati needs an extra year to pull it off, in part because of the economy. The DePaul Cristo Rey High School will move its scheduled opening from fall 2010 to fall 2011, said Sister Jeanne Bessette, school president. The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, which is launching the school, is still negotiating a location. They had hoped to sign a deal in August on a school in a cen-

tral neighborhood of the city, but that hasn’t happened yet, Bessette said, declining to specify the location. The building will need renovation and other key personnel have yet to be hired, so Bessette and the Sisters of Charity decided to postpone the opening. “The external force … is the economy,” Bessette said. “Because this kind of school relies so heavily on our students being able to have jobs in the real marketplace, we decided to respect where the economy is and let it bounce back a little bit.”

At the 24 Cristo Rey schools nationwide, poor and mostly minority students receive a college prep education while working one day a week in entry-level and office jobs. Their earnings pay for about 70 percent of their tuition. In Cincinnati, 26 employers have signed “letters of interest” to hire Cristo Rey students, including Corporex, Fifth Third, Good Samaritan Hospital, Merrill Lynch and Macy’s. A couple hundred parents and students have inquired about the school, Bessettee said.

Not having a building puts DePaul Cristo Rey at a disadvantage, compared to other Cincinnati-area Catholic high schools, which are planning recruiting campaigns now to begin attracting next year’s students this fall. Usually by early January students have visited schools and narrowed their selections. Cristo Rey hasn’t hired a development director to help market the school, Bessette said. Also, the school still has to firm up donations for about $1 million, about a quarter of what it takes to start the school. The national Cristo Rey network, based in Chicago, usually requires start-up schools to raise enough to operate for two years. Cristo Rey will be the first new Catholic school in Cincinnati in about 50 years and it will be the first one here to be funded mostly with parttime jobs held by students. The first class will enroll 100 to 125 freshmen and each year the school will add a grade.


Exchange students

Each fall, McAuley High School welcomes exchange students from various foreign countries. This year, the school is hosting Mai Chu, left, of Hanoi, Vietnam, and Vera Straub, who hails from Rheinhausen, Germany. Chu commented that Cincinnati has a lot more trees than Cincinnati. She enjoyed apple pie for the first time upon her arrival. Straub is spending one semester at McAuley before moving to Costa Rica, also for one semester. She said her village is much smaller than Cincinnati, but that the vegetation is very similar.


Great Oaks seeks distinguished alumni nominees Nominations for the 2009 Great Oaks Distinguished Alumni award are now being accepted. Chances are that everyone has contact with a Great Oaks graduate regularly; it may be a local business owner, banker, mechanic, attorney, co-worker, son or daughter, or mother or father. Nomination forms are available at or by

calling Andrea Earick at 612-3645. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 2. To be eligible for the Distinguished Alumni Award, nominees must have attended a Great Oaks fulltime career program as an adult, high school or satellite student, and have graduated at least 10 years ago. Since 2006, Great Oaks has honored those alumni who have distinguished themselves personally and professionally, and who have had an impact on their world. Past honorees include business and community leaders, teachers,

and craft professionals, as well as an inventor, a state representative, an Olympic gold medalist, and an Emmy Award nominee. Distinguished alumni from 2008 are: Thomas Cornwell, commercial and residential electricity, 1978, Clermont Northeastern High School; Paula Losey, secondary instructional aide, 1973, Princeton High School; Russell Wayne, carpentry, 1976, Oak Hills High School: Janice Zoladz Allison, cosmetology, 1985, Greenhills High School.

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ton County Solid Waste District. Chris Gilbert, assistant administrator, said the township’s expenses totaled $472,576 with FEMA reimbursing $354,432.

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The township received $121,637 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help cover the cost of removing debris in the wake of the Sept. 14 storm. That was about 75 percent of the cost to the township, according to Colerain Township Fiscal Officer Heather Harlow. The cost covered labor, equipment and contracts. The township also suffered $5,552 in damages to Colerain Township fire department buildings and signs and $44,819 in damage to the salt dome and public works building. There was $3,700 in damages to the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center building and lights and $6,197 in playground equipment damaged at Heritage Park on East Miami River Road. Colerain Township assistant administrator Frank Birkenhauer says the township paid $62,049 in unreimbursed overtime, plus 25 percent of the costs that were reimbursed by FEMA for a total of $77,561.25. Birkenhauer said the township collected about 18,000 cubic yards of debris and ran generators at township buildings for about 595 hours during the storm and in the days after. Following the storm, the township identified two needs to provide better service to the community in case of emergency. A generator has been installed at the public works building and a new phone system that Voice Over Internet Protocol technology is now in use at all township buildings. Birkenhauer said the township was able to partner with Rumpke to use trash vehicles for debris pickup. “The partnership with Rumpke to pick up debris allowed us to cover the entire township in an efficient and cost effective manner, keeping most arterials safe to travel and costs under control for the taxpayers,” he said. “The hard work by our public works, parks, and safety service personnel retained the safety and security of our residents while building the strength of the community during a very difficult time.”

Fred Schlimm, the township’s director of public services, said in light of last year’s wind storm his department is preparing to increase its tree removal budget. He said although they were not knocked over by the wind, there are many trees in the township’s right of ways that were damaged and need to come down before they cause problems on roadways or to power lines. He said the township has seen an increase in property maintenance code cases during the past year as well. Most of the homes violating the property maintenance laws are in foreclosure, but, he said, “they remain damaged just as they were right after the storm.” Other than that, Schlimm said the township is back to normal. Green Township spent about $300,000 on the clean up after the storm, and


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A little more than a year ago, some residents were without power for days, even more than a week. The remnants of Hurricane Ike coming up from the south then collided with a cold front from the north over the Ohio Valley and fed off each other. Fallen trees and live power lines cut off many of Cincinnati's hilly, woody neighborhoods, blocking residents' only way out. Suburban intersections became parking lots as thousands negotiated impromptu fourway stops without traffic lights. Duke Energy and the region's various governments say the storm cost them $56 million, a price tag that will eventually be paid by the public in addition to the countless roof repairs, lost groceries and tree removals. The people who prepare for such events – utility officials and government emergency managers – say they're more ready now after studying their responses which were criticized by many for their slow pace and the communications breakdowns.


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This week in soccer

• Colerain High School girls beat Withrow High School 8-0, Sept. 3. Colerain advances to 1-0-1 with the win. Rachel Alvis, Brenna Davidson, Chelsey Hill, Andi Hoffman, Carlie Tomes and Alex Wagner each scored a goal. Tevin Andrews scored two goals. • The Sept. 3 game between Northwest High School and Walnut Hills High School ended in a 2-2 tie. Elliot scored Northwest’s two goals. • Northwest High School girls tied with Taylor High School 2-2, Sept. 8. Kiara Elliot and Kelsea Arvin scored Northwest’s goals. • McAuley High School girls beat West Carrollton in a 7-0 shutout, Sept. 9. McAuley advances to 4-0 with the win. Kortney Pifher was McAuley’s keeper. Olivia Jester scored two goals and Chelsea Maag, Makenzie Shanks, Abby Osborne, Sam Rack and Emily York each scored a goal.

This week in cross country

La Salle High School boys won the Greenville Treaty City Invitational, Sept. 8, with 47 points. Colerain was second, Tippecanoe was third, Moeller was fourth, Carroll was fifth, Graham Local was sixth, Northmont was seventh, Alter was eighth, Troy was ninth, Springboro was 10th, Lima was 11th and Shawnee-Springfield was 12th. La Salle’s Ethan Bokeno was the fourth top finisher at 16:18.95; La Salle’s Travis Hawes was fifth with a time of 16:18.99.

This week in tennis

• Northwest High School girls defeated Norwood High School 5-0, Sept. 8. In singles, Rebecca Hunt defeated Schleben 6-0, 6-0; Clera Smith defeated Rachel Fiasco 6-0, 6-1 and Christina Steinmetz defeated Tabby Tucker 6-2, 6-2. In doubles, Emily Ruth and Rosha Lewis defeated Natalie Ayers and Melissa Prantl 6-1, 6-0 and Julia Williams and Nhat Ha Tran won by forfeit. • Northwest defeated Harrison High School 3-2, Sept. 10. Northwest advances to 7-6, with the win. In singles, Northwest’s Rebecca Hunt defeated Kraus 6-3, 6-1; Christina Steinmetz defeated Hotopp 6-4, 36, 6-2; in singles, Julia Williams and Nhat Ha Tran defeated May and Case 6-1, 6-2.

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Northwest Knights still perfect By Tony Meale

The last time the Northwest High School football team started 30, President George Bush was in office. George Bush Sr. With a 14-7 win over Little Miami, Northwest – ranked No. 8 in Division II-IV – is 3-0 for the first time since 1990, also beating Finneytown and Amelia. “Amelia beat us 14-0 last year, and the kids have learned a lot from that,” head coach Jeff Neal said. Northwest senior running back and UC-recruit Preston Brown rushed 27 times for 107 yards and a touchdown last Friday, Sept. 11, and the Knights’ defense stopped Little Miami on their 17-yard line late in the fourth quarter to preserve the win. If you think the Knights’ seniorladen squad was nervous as Little Miami marched down the field for a potentially game-tying touchdown, you’d better think again. “Our seniors all started as sophomores, and they’ve experienced everything,” Neal said. “We knew what to expect from them, and we’ve been waiting for this year. We knew how good they were going to be when they were freshmen.” Northwest couldn’t have started the year any better; it led Finneytown 42-0 after the first quarter in a 63-21 win Aug. 28. “Things just snowballed; we’ve definitely been on the other end of that before,” Neal said. “We got off to a good start and then we just wanted to get the game over with. We didn’t throw a lot. But Finneytown didn’t quit. They kept fighting. Pretty soon they were only down 28, which may still seem like a lot, but we put our starters back in.” The Knights followed that win with a 42-7 victory over Amelia Sept. 4, another game in which Brown posted ridiculous statistics. Through the first two weeks of the season, he rushed 24 times for 440 yards – an average of 18.3 yards per carry – and scored 10 total touchdowns. Brown, who started the year in the slot, replaced senior Nick Dardy at tailback early in the season. “Nick is such a team player,” Neal said. “He’s done a great job blocking and running.” Neal has also been impressed with seniors Ishmael Allen, Mark Allen and Sam Fowler, as well as his entire offensive line. “They’ve really opened up some nice holes,” Neal said. Defensively, senior Kirby Famble anchors the Knights’ 3-3-5 defense and has forced two fumbles this season. “Kirby is the core of our defense,” Neal said. “ He was

Ishmael Allen breaks through a pack of Little Miami defenders to pick up the first down for Northwest.

under-the-radar last year, but now people know who he is and he’s still been dominant.” Neal also commended the defensive play of seniors Carl Huber and Landis Coulter, as well as junior Tyson Cunningham. Northwest has now outscored its opponents 119-35. “We’re still learning how to win week-by-week without looking ahead,” Neal said. “The regular season is like a marathon – every mile gets tougher, and every game gets tougher. We’re taking it one day at a time, one game at a time. Every week gets more difficult.” Northwest faces another 3-0 team in Turpin High School for week four, Sept. 18, at home.

Mount Healthy 28, Aiken 13

Devin Brown sure didn’t look like a back-up last Friday. Brown, who started in place of injured senior quarterback Denzel Larkin, led Mount Healthy High School to a 28-13 win over Aiken Sept. 11. Brown rushed nine times for 116 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown run to give his team a 28-7 lead and put the game out of reach. “He showed great leadership tonight,” Mount Healthy head coach Arvie Crouch said of Brown. Third-string quarterback Devin Burton also saw action, as Larkin, who suffered an ankle injury, will likely return to action this week. Mount Healthy led Aiken 13-7


at halftime, but a goal-line stand in the third quarter changed the momentum of the game. “The defense didn’t play to their potential in the first half, but then they stepped it up,” Crouch said. “They did their job tonight.” Mount Healthy plays at Walnut Hills (3-0) Sept. 18. “We’ll be ready, they’ll be ready – we hope to keep it rolling,” Crouch said.

Colerain 42, Dupont Manual 0

The Cardinals amassed 461 rushing yards to notch their first win of the season. Senior quarterback Greg Tabar rushed for 221 yards and a touchdown; junior Trayion Durham had 131 yards and two scored, while Tyler Williams had 69 yards and two scores of his own. Manual was held to 167 yards of offense and was just 1-of-11 on third down, as Reginald Gaither and Chris Dukes recorded interceptions for Colerain. The Cardinals (1-2) host Lakota East Sept. 18.

La Salle 33, Lakota East 7

Junior quarterback Drew Kummer was 18-for-29 passing for the Lancers and had career highs in yards (258) and touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Matt Woeste had a 47-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter and also hauled in a seven-yard touchdown reception to start the second half. La Salle (3-0) hosts Elder Sept. 18.

St. Xavier 24, Louisville St. Xavier 7

Senior Luke Massa was 11-for-


Northwest fullback Preston Brown shakes off a tackler and takes it to the house for a 26-yard touchdown run. 18 passing for 158 yards and two touchdowns, while sophomore running back Conor Hundley rushed 18 times for 112 yards. Louisville St. Xavier entered the game averaging 42 points per game, but the Bombers held them to 180 yards of total offense and did not allow a completed pass until the fourth quarter. The Bombers, which are allowing just 5.7 pints per game, are ranked No. 21 nationally by USA Today. They host Louisville Trinity Sept. 18.

Sycamore 23, Roger Bacon 10

Senior Jorian Hudson had a twoyard touchdown run for the Spartans, which led Sycamore 10-0 midway through the second quarter. Roger Bacon, however, could not stop Sycamore’s DeCarlos Smith, who ran 22 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns. The Spartans (1-2) plat at Carroll (2-1) Sept. 18.

McAuley soccer finds early success By Mark Chalifoux


McAuley senior forward Madi Frey breaks away from several West Carrollton defenders.

The McAuley High School girls’ soccer team has had a strong start to the season, winning the first four games of the 2009 campaign. “It’s going well and the team has pulled out some big wins at the end of games,” head coach Melissa Frampton said. McAuley scored game-winning goals in the final 10 minutes in three of the four Mohawk victories. “We’ve got a totally new system and the girls have responded and everyone is moving in the right direction,” Frampton said. “We don’t settle for ties or mediocrity; we push them to be the best at all times.” The team has had strong contributions from many players, but

McAuley has several big home games on the horizon, including a showdown with Ursuline Sept. 16 and a game with Fairfield Sept. 19. several stand out early in the season. Sophomore Olivia Jester scored six of the team’s first seven goals and has been a big offensive force for McAuley. Senior defender Lauren Schmitt is another player who has stepped into a key role and performed admirably for the Mohawks. Senior Madi Frey isn’t as big of a scoring threat as Jester, but Frey assisted on more than half of the

team’s goals in the first three games and has been one of McAuley’s top playmakers. “It’s exciting for me to see they want to push themselves to the next level,” Frampton said. “And they definitely have a better unity across the board. They want it for each other. The seniors are tired of how things were and are ready for a change, and everyone else is following.” McAuley has several big home games on the horizon, including a showdown with Ursuline Wednesday, Sept. 16 and a game with Fairfield Saturday, Sept. 19. “If fans come out they will see an exciting match from start to finish,” Frampton said. “It’s different from what they have seen in the past. There will be good play on both sides and it will be intense and exciting.”

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September 16, 2009


Second to none

The Hat Tricks B98 team celebrate finishing second overall in the Cincinnati United Cup, Aug. 15-16, battling through heat and with either one or no sub. In front, from left, are Adam Eckart of Greenhills, Roger Epure of Colerain, Michael Barwick of Forest Park and Nathan Miller. In second row are Austin Fulton of Finneytown, Bradley Fronk of Reading, Evan Daugherty of Cheviot, Joshua Neal of Colerain and Thomas Kelly of Oxford. In back is Coach John Neal. PROVIDED


Traveling ball

The 18U Cincinnati Bulldog Traveling Baseball Team gets ready to compete with 36 teams from around the country in the Sandlot World Championships in Nashville. The team lost in the quarter finals to Team Connecticut who went on to win the championship. In front, from left, are Tyler Bauer of Anderson High School; Keith Reiman, Moeller grad attending Miami University; Nick Ross, Anderson grad attending Drexel University; Kurt Kaufmann, Anderson grad who attend Northern Kentucky University; Joey Schulte; Eric Smith, Moeller grad who will attend Thomas More College; Nate Kroell, Sycamore grad who attend Miami; Travis Moyers and Brian Zix, an Immaculate Heart of Mary student and batboy. Back: Coach Chuck Zix, Evan Romanski, Sycamore grad who will go to Ohio University; John Farfsing, Moeller grad who will attend UC; Brien Gerin, Sycamore grad who will attend University of Dayton; Cory Richards, Eric Imhoff, St. Xavier High School grad who will attend Purdue, Coach Rick Wilson, Bill Buell, a Wyoming High School grad who will got to Rose Hulman Institute of Technology; Chris Basler, Chris McGee, a St. X grad headed to The Ohio State University; Drew Haunert, a Sycamore grad headed to Miami; Darren Garret, a Goshen grad headed to Muskegon and Coach Tom McGee. Not pictured is Jason Dennis, a Wyoming grad headed to Ohio Northern University.

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The 2009 Midland Indians won the CABA Wood Bat World Series Championship this summer in Charleston, S.C. From left, back row: Coach Nick Amorini, Chris Hundley, Mike Gastrich, James Jones, Ryan Hopkins, Markus Kuykendoll, Jake Kenney, Scott Klever, Tyler Feine, Austin Rexroat, Chase Stevens, Johnny Hoffman, Alex Ledford, Joel Bender, Hunter Jones, Casey Smith, Coach Andy Ey; Second row: Craig Hyson, Cody Cabella, Dakota Thomas, Daniel Rod, James Sheltrown, Clint Jones; Front row: Shane Blair, Nick Priessman, Noah Zipko and Kris Hecktor

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BRIEFLY This week in volleyball

• Colerain High School defeated Talawanda 25-20, 25-22, 25-14, Sept. 3. • McAuley High School defeated Mason High School 20-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-20, 15-7, Sept. 8. • Colerain defeated Glen Este High School 25-17, 2515, 26-24, Sept. 8. • Northwest High School defeated Winton Woods 2516, 25-21, 25-13.

This week in golf

• St. Xavier High School boys won the first of six meets for the GCL League Championships, Sept. 3. St. Xavier shot 151, Moeller and Elder both shot 153, and La Salle shot 169. • McAuley High School’s Alisha Wellman shot 1 over par 36 on the front nine at Hillview, Sept. 3, helping her team beat Colerain 166-209. • St. Xavier High School’s Andrew Dorn shot an even par 36 on the front nine at Hyde Park, Sept. 8, helping St. Xavier boys score 153 to beat Moeller’s 154, Elder’s 156 and La Salle’s 168. • Northwest High School boys beat Norwood High School 188-189, Sept 8.

• McAuley’s Lindsay Decher and Alisha Wellman both shot 9 over par 45 on the back nine at Shawnee Lookout, Sept. 8, helping the McAuley girls beat Harrison High School 183-256. • St. Xavier boys beat Sycamore High School 159197, Sept. 9, at Terrace Park Country Club. • McAuley’s Michell Schmidt was a co-medalist with Ursuline Academy’s Megan Tenhundfeld Sept. 9 with a 3 ovre par 39 on the front nine at Miami Whitewater. McAuley, however, fell to Ursuline 166-174. • Colerain High School’s Kae Doxbeck shot 10 over par 45 at Beechcreek, Sept. 9, helping her team beat Middletown by one point, 194-195. Colerain advances to 4-4 with the win. • Northwest’s Heather McKee shot a 5 over par 40 on the back nine of the Mill, Sept. 9, helping her team beat Harrison High School 192, 196. Northwest advances to 4-5 with the win. • Colerain boys beat Loveland High School by one point, 168-169, Sept. 10, at Miami Whitewater. Colerain advances to 4-5 with the win.

• McAuley’s Michelle Schmidt shot 6 over par 42 on Meadows at Weatherwax, Sept. 10, helpingher team beat Fenwick 179-259. McAuley advances to 10-1 with the win.

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Politicians don’t know history

Several areas of savings are open to consideration. A hard political choice is in education. School choice could be implemented at significant savings on federal, state and local levels. A little history is necessary first. Our country was settled in the New England area by Pilgrims and Puritans and was mostly Congregational. Only RI did not have the Congregational church as the official, tax-supported religion. In the South it was the Anglican Church (later the Episcopal Church) that was the tax-supported religion. In the mid-colonies, the Roman Catholic church was official in Maryland and New Jer-

sey. Rhode Island, New York and Pennsylvania did not have an official religion by the time of the signing of the Constitution. Later all the states stopped supporting the churches with taxes. Then came the massive immigration of Roman Catholics around 1900 and the following years. The states wrote laws and state constitutional amendments against the Roman Catholic school systems so that tax dollars were withheld from these religious school systems. Now many think that it is against the United States Constitution for tax dollars to support anything other than atheistic school systems. Now we are not punishing the Catholics as much as our inner city children.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Should there be laws banning all use of cell phones while driving? Why or why not?

“Dialing a number or texting while driving is dangerous; as is talking without a hands free device. There are some states that already ban talking on a mobile phone. However there are even more accidents as a result of other things such as changing CD’s and putting on makeup. My guess is none of these will be banned. Go figure!” T.D.T. “No. This fits into the catagory of seat belts. Yes, it will keep us safer. Texting is especially dangerous, but it makes a lot of people into criminals. We have enough guilt with laws like this. We want less government? We don’t need this one. Next we may not be able to eat, put on lipstick, shave, or scold the children. Common sense should prevail.” A.T. “Absolutely. It’s pretty ludicrous that we haven’t passed one yet. Every single day I’m subjected to idiots in their cars trying to merge onto any major thoroughfare with a cell phone jammed in their left ear, barely paying attention to oncoming traffic. Of course, with the left hand so busy with the phone, there is very little chance of actually using the turn signal. They either speed, or more commonly, barely reach the speed limit. You would think when someone is operating a 2,500pound vehicle (or 6,000-pound SUV) at highway speed, or in a residential neighborhood, one would want to be aware of their surroundings. One second of inattention and your life or someone else’s could be taken or compromised by a lack of common sense and self control. A complete, in car hand held ban would be fantastic, but I won’t count on it. I see just as many Cincinnati and Anderson police officers on their cells while driving as anyone else.” N.B. “In my opinion, despite the probability that drivers who are distracted because they are using cell phones will cause accidents, my answer is ‘no.’ There are other ways to discourage risky behavior besides passing laws to ban it. There has been far too much intrusion by the government on the behavior of private citizens already, and it is a dangerous trend. When it comes to texting –

Next question Has there been a decline in civility at town hall meetings and public meetings in general? If so, why is this happening? 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. far more distracting – I’m not certain that the passage of a law against it would deter someone who is dumb enough to text while driving. A better solution would be for drivers to use ‘hands-free’ devices to make cell phone calls, if it is absolutely imperative that they do so while driving.” B.B. “No. Like most things, most people are capable of using cell phones and operating a car in a safe manner. Concentrate the laws and the penalties on those who are driving carelessly and causing accidents, regardless of the reason.” B.P. “With the possible exception of ‘total hands-free operation’ (i.e., Bluetooth earpiece or voice-activated phone use) where the driver can keep both hands on the wheel, then yes, cell phone use should be banned while driving. “Operating a motor vehicle is dangerous enough without introducing yet another major distraction from concentrating on the road and those sharing it with you. For example, I traveled Five Mile Road last week next to a young woman who was sending a text message while trying to drive. She had neither hand on the steering wheel (I can only presume she was ‘steering’ with her knees) and rarely glanced up at the road ahead. As a result, she faded into my lane twice and nearly rearended the driver in front of her when we all came to a red light at State Road. This type of reckless, irresponsible and ignorant behavior will surely cost lives if it is allowed to continue (and I’m certain it will, particularly among younger drivers). “If your life is so busy and important that you feel you must have a cell phone with you in your car, then at least be smart and considerate enough to pull off the road to make or take a call – and never try to text someone while you’re driving! Sooner or later it will dearly cost you, or far more importantly, someone else.” M.M.

Thus we have discipline problems with very little learning, poor graduation rates and undereducated young people. We have transferred our discrimination of the Catholics to the poor black and Hispanic inner city young people. If we had full and complete school choice our teachers could teach, our young people could learn, discipline would be easier and the cost would be lower. All this because our politicians do not know history. Stanton W. Doran Sunnywoods Lane Green Township

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opportunities the district provides our children. Congratulations on your achievement. Beth and Tim Jones Brierly Ridge White Oak

Pushing for Section 8 reform Congress recently took up a bill to reform the Housing Choice Voucher Program, known also as the Section 8 voucher program. For years, I have called for major changes to this program, and as your representative in Congress I will continue to push for meaningful reform so that Section 8 is an emergency measure for our most vulnerable citizens and not a long-term public housing program. As a member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, I fought for changes that would improve job incentives and limit the expansion of the program. However, the current legislation does not go nearly far enough to reform Section 8 and includes too much new spending on vouchers. I opposed this bill in committee, and will vote against it when it comes before the House. The Section 8 voucher program should not be a way of life, but a way to help people build successful and independent lives. The voucher program offers a critical safety net for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and struggling families, but the relief should be temporary assistance as program participants get back on their feet. That’s why I offered legislation to stop additional spending on vouchers. Increasing the number of vouchers is the wrong solution for Section 8, and I will oppose

any legislation that does not limit their expansion. Instead, we should emphasize moving people toward steady and gainSteve ful employment, Driehaus off the Section 8 and Community program, into independent Press guest homes. Many columnist families in need face a lengthy waiting list for Section 8 assistance, and if we can better transition people off Section 8, we can better ensure that vouchers are used as an emergency measure for those in dire circumstances. I successfully pushed to expand the “Moving to Work” provisions in the current reform legislation. This program helps those dependent on Section 8 find work, build savings, and move off the voucher program. Housing authorities participating in “Moving to Work” can tailor the program to the needs of their communities. Under “Moving to Work,” communities have established limits on the length of time individuals are eligible to receive vouchers, and incentivized job training and placement. The limited number of “Moving to Work” cities have shown positive results, and devoting more resources to

Many families in need face a lengthy waiting list for Section 8 assistance, and if we can better transition people off Section 8, we can better ensure that vouchers are used as an emergency measure for those in dire circumstances. this program must be part of any meaningful Section 8 reform. Inclusion of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) in “Moving to Work” could help us meet some of the challenges our community is facing with respect to Section 8. I have written to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, urging him to include CMHA in the “Moving to Work” program should the program be expanded. CMHA is the 17th largest housing authority in the United States, and CMHA and local leaders are eager to launch a successful program to help families move to work and obtain independent housing. I will continue push to reform Section 8 until we have a system that moves people to work and ends the cycle of dependency. Steve Driehaus (D) is the U. S. representative from the 1st Congressional District, which cover most of western Hamilton County.

Crime victims have rights too Criminal defendants have many well known constitutional rights. These include the right to counsel, due process and speedy trial. Victims of crime in Ohio also have important legal rights. Police, prosecutors, judges and correction officials have a legal duty to consider the victim’s rights. Within a reasonable amount of time after an offender’s arrest, the police must notify the victim of the offender’s arrest, the offender’s name and whether the offender is eligible for pre-trial release. The prosecutor in the case, to the extent practicable, must confer with the victim before agreeing to a plea bargain or dismissing any charges. Upon the victim’s request, the prosecutor must inform the victim of the date, time and place of any scheduled proceeding in the case.

The victim may be present whenever the defendant is present during any stage of the case conducted on the record other than grand jury proJudge Brad ceedings or if necGreenberg essary to ensure a Community fair trial. The court shall Press guest make reasonable columnist efforts to minimize contact between the victim and the defendant and their family members including providing separate waiting areas if available. The prosecutor is required to notify the victim of the defendant’s acquittal or conviction and the sentencing hearing. Before imposing sentence, the court must permit and consider the victim’s

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statement about the impact of the crime and recommended sentence. The court must also permit and consider the victim’s statement before granting early release of the defendant. The victim may also request information from the jail or prison housing the defendant. If requested, the prison must notify the victim in advance of any parole hearing. The victim also must be notified of any escape, release or death of the inmate. Unfortunately, crime victims often feel that the justice system cares more about the rights of criminal defendants than victims. Victims of crime should know that they have legal rights too. The justice system must protect the rights of victims and the accused. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court.


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Kirstin and Jasmine Spellman ride the Sizzler at the Harvest Home Fair.


Showing their cards, Laura Olexa and Tim Vincent try their luck at a card game during the 150th Harvest Home Fair in Cheviot.


The Rusty Griswolds were the featured entertainers Sept. 11 at the 150th Harvest Home Fair in Cheviot.

For the 150th time, the fair entertains



Terri and Craig Lampman of Westwood with their daughter Colleen Lampman, 6 at the 52nd Harvest Home Parade. The parade is the kickoff to the fair, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Cheviot-Westwood.

Getting in a little fun and exercise at the Harvest Home Fair is Rebecca Roy of Mason. Many games and rides for children – and some adults – are always mainstays at the fair.


Lori Phoenix and Doug Laile play with a baby chick during the Harvest Home Fair in Cheviot.

The 150th Harvest Home Fair had good weather all weekend – and the people came out to enjoy it. The annual weekend-after-Labor Day fair had rides, animals, games, music, food – all of the stuff that anyone can find something to like. Of course, the fair was kicked off with the parade – another more-than-two-hour long collection of community groups, animals, emergency vehicles, floats, walkers – and politicians. Here are just some of the scenes from a small slice of time from the fair. TONY JONES/STAFF

Lindsey Garber with the Green Township Bicentennial Park float at the 52nd Harvest Home Parade. The township is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year.


Mark and Katie Wegman with Belgian draft horse Cody. The Wegmans and their draft horses are fixtures at the Harvest Home Fair, after a summer of other fairs in the area.


Maria Striebich and Kimberly Herold let friends bury them in corn during the Harvest Home Fair Sept. 11.



Krystal Schenkel and Zach Geis of Bridgetown enjoy roasted corn at the Harvest Home Fair.

Jim Ellis, Jonah and Amanda Cox try to catch a big prize at the Harvest Home Fair’s fish pond.

Sharonville Convention Center Saturday, Sept. 19 Sunday, Sept. 20 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The first 500 attendees receive a gift of free pearls! Admission: $6

beads • gemstones • jewelry • seed beads • lampwork • Swarovski crystals • vintage beads • silver & pewter • gold & copper • beading supplies


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Vinoklet Daze, 6:30 p.m., Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Dinner meeting. $35. Reservations required by Sept. 10. Presented by Colerain Township Business Association. 939-2652; Colerain Township.


Oktoberfest, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Adults only., St. Martin of Tours, 3720 St. Martin Place, Parish Center. Games, German food and music. Presented by St. Martin Athletic Association. Through Sept. 20. 919-6191. Cheviot.


VFW Post 7340 Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Presented by VFW Post 7340. 521-7340. Colerain Township. Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Royal Rounds - Advanced Workshop, 1 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Workshop of higher level round dance movements for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Greenhills. Line Dance Class, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. Springfield Township.


Farm Market of College Hill, 3 p.m.-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.


Bob Cushing, 9 p.m., The Neighbors Bar, 3269 North Bend Road, 481-8400. White Oak.


April Aloisio Trio, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Cincinnati Grill, 4 Endicott St., $5. 742-1900. Greenhills.


Becoming the Best Version of Your Self, 6:30 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Keynote speaker, Matthew Kelly. Learn to see our everyday challenges and opportunities in a new light. Includes dinner. Benefits Life Enriching Communities Foundation. $100 couple, $50. Registration required. Presented by Twin Towers Senior Community. 8532008; College Hill.


National Suit Drive, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Men’s Wearhouse, 245-1345; Colerain Township. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 9


Vintage Artists Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Watercolors, oils, acrylics and pastel paintings by artists from the Green Township Senior Center. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 20. 923-3665. Colerain Township.



National Suit Drive, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Men’s Wearhouse, 3645 Stonecreek Blvd., Men’s Wearhouse locations accept suit donations to provide unemployed men with necessary professional attire. Receive 10 percent store discount with donation. Store donates one tie per suit donation. 245-1345; Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 1 8


Cincy A2, 8 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 9292427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin’ Roses, 8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Plus level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.


Winton Woods Roundhouse, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Enjoy a continental breakfast, then board the Winton Queen to cruise the lake or birds. Activities include golf lessons and fishing. Registration in the Great Parks Club for adults age 55 and older required. $25. Registration required online by Sept. 13. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

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


International Folk Dancing, 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Soft-soled shoes recommended. No partner needed. Instruction 8:30-9:15 p.m. Family friendly. $5 donation. Presented by International Folkdancers of Cincinnati. 541-6306. College Hill.


Fall Festival Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mount Healthy Christian Home, 8097 Hamilton Ave., Crafts, food, door prizes and entertainment. Includes car, truck and bike show with awards. Free; vehicle registration $5. 931-5000. New Burlington.


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


Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.8 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Ohio state fishing license required. Free fishing, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Family Wiffleball Event, 4 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes food, music by Sullivan Janszen Band, contests, raffle, children’s area, Ben-Gal cheerleaders, giant screen TV and more. Four food tickets for pre-registered guests. Benefits Pink Ribbon Girls. $50 family. Registration for wiffleball tournament due by Sept. 11. Presented by Pink Ribbon Girls. 598-3089; Green Township.


National Suit Drive, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Men’s Wearhouse, 245-1345; Colerain Township. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 0


Vintage Artists Art Show, noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free, vehicle permit required. 923-3665. Colerain Township.


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.


Lakeridge Funfest, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road, Music by DJ Larry Robers. Photos, soda, beer, snacks and door prizes. Ages 50 and up. $10. Reservations accepted. 521-1112; College Hill.


German Heritage Museum, 1 p.m.-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.


Sunday Jazz Brunch, noon With The Mandy Gaines Trio., Cincin-

Acoustic Jam/Open Mic Night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., 825-9958. Colerain Township. nati Grill, 4 Endicott St., Music plays 3-7 p.m. $14.99 with brunch; $5 jazz only. Reservations recommended. 742-1900. Greenhills.


Winton Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.8 p.m., Winton Woods, Free fishing, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Jake Speed and the Freddies will appear at the Blue Rock Music Festival this weekend at Blue Rock Farm, 4125 Blue Rock Road. The festival, which runs noon to 8 p.m., is a benefit to raise money for Womens Way, a nonprofit organization that supports women in the arts. Also appearing are Raison D’Etre, Tracy Walker and EG Kight. There will be food, music, and arts and crafts as well. Guests should bring their own seating. Tickets are $20 per family or $10 per person, $7 for seniors. For more information, call 923-1414 or visit


Punt, Pass and Kick Competition, 2 p.m., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, Competition open to boys and girls that will be aged 8-15 as of Dec. 31. Winners advance to Sectionals and then possibly to compete at Bengals vs. Browns game Nov. 29. Free. Presented by Northwest Mighty Knights. 851-7908; Colerain Township. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 1


Day Hike Survival Guide, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Part of Active Aging Week. Parents and grandparents can learn what to take on day hikes, plus tricks to use when hiking with children. Registration required online by Sept. 19. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


National Suit Drive, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Men’s Wearhouse, 245-1345; Colerain Township.


Job Search Support Group, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Consultants teach on topics to help with job search. Participants share leads and resumes. Free. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown. Crohn’s & Colitis Support, 7 p.m.-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. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown.

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Wormburners, 8 a.m.-10 a.m., The Mill Course, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Senior men golfers, ages 55 and up. Golf and picnics. New members welcome. $25. 923-3808. Springfield Township. Digestive Disorders Lecture, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Learn alternative and natural ways to prevent and handle common digestive disorders including acid reflux, stomach cramps and constipation. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. 941-6464. Groesbeck.

Rep. Connie Pillich, 7 p.m., Forest Park Municipal Building, 1201 W. Kemper Road, Representative Pillich discusses state budget, key legislation, and issues and concerns with residents. All welcome. Free. Presented by Rep. Connie Pillich. 614-466-8120. Forest Park. Swing Dance Class, 8 p.m.-9 p.m., College Hill Town Hall, 1805 Larch Ave., Studio A. Beginner to intermediate East Coast Swing, with elements of Charleston and Vintage Jazz. $10. Presented by Contemporary Dance Theater. 591-1222; College Hill.


St. Clare Speaker Series, 7 p.m. Professor and lecturer Fr. Bob Hater, PhD, presents “Finding God in the Stories of our Lives.”, St. Clare Church, 1443 Cedar Ave.Includes separate children’s program for ages 4-11 and light refreshments. 541-2100. College Hill.


Senior Archery, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow. Archers must be able to pull a minimum of 10 pounds draw weight. Part of Active Aging Week. $15. Registration required online by Sept. 21. 5217275. Springfield Township.


Lose it for Life, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Create and work personal plan to maintain your weightmanagement lifestyle. Free. Registration recommended. 931-5777. Finneytown.


Open Horse Show Series, 8 a.m., Winton Woods Riding Center, 10073 Daly Road, Riders of different skill levels compete in various class competitions. Concessions available. $9, $8 advance for competitors, free spectators; vehicle permit required. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 931-3057; Springfield Township.


Senior Sundae Float, 3 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Part of Active Aging Week. Join a canoe or kayak float and have a sundae after. $10. Registration required online by Sept. 17. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. PROVIDED

“Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic” comes to the U.S. Bank Arena, Wednesday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 27. It is a celebration of 65 of Disney’s characters. Times are: 7:30 p.m. through Saturday; 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit


National Suit Drive, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Men’s Wearhouse, 245-1345; Colerain Township.


Oktoberfest Zinzinnati USA brings beer, pretzels and all things German downtown, Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20, on Fifth Street, from Race Street to Broadway. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The World’s Largest Chicken Dance will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, at Fountain Square. Visit


September 16, 2009

Northwest Press


When people turn into sheep Humans are supposed to need other human shepherds less and less as they mature. When immature, and still growing, we need parents, disciplinarians and teachers – guides outside ourselves. When we grow up – if we grow up – our guidance comes chiefly from within ourselves; a well-formed conscience and sense of responsibility. Guides outside of us never become completely unimportant, but much less necessary. A sad thing seems to be happening. Too many people seem to be acting as sheep. Sheeple are people who act like sheep. When that occurs, we don’t use our minds to study problems thoroughly and understand them effectively. We stop looking for truth. We graze on sound bites, slogans and little bits

of information lying on the ground that taste good. When we are turning into sheeple, we lose sight of truth and priorities. We become easy prey for manipulation by politicians, advertisers, bureaucrats, and sometimes even by people we call religious leaders. Our shepherds are called spin doctors – false shepherds who have no interest in the common good, us, or the truth, only their own agenda. As sheeple we have a strong flock instinct. We need to think and act as everybody else. It’s said that the instincts and logic of a mob gradually become lower than the individuals that comprise the mob. We turn our minds over to others. Sheeple are dazzled by words and forget justice; are moved by emotions and forget logic. We believe peers,

advertisers, politicians and celebrities about what is important in life. We acquiesce to anyone who claims to speak for God. The masses of people have been pictured as a huge pyramid. Most of us are depicted toward the bottom somewhere, and the numbers become fewer as the pyramid narrows and ascends. Psychologists such as Abraham Maslow urge us to become self-actualized and move upward. That means to grow in

knowledge and personal awareness of our own state and truths of reality. The journey upward is very difficult, but possible. Great spiritual teachers such as Jesus Christ told us what happens when we are transformed from sheeple to people, “ … you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” Free from what? Free from a flock mentality. Free from not recognizing our dignity. Free from ignorance, deception and being used by others. Free from

o u r Father Lou defenses Guntzelman and illuPerspectives sions in order to become our truest self. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.


Shipping and handling charges alert Ads for products on TV and in print that don’t disclose the shipping and handling charges are becoming increasingly common. Such charges should be carefully considered before ordering because sometimes they can be quite substantial. That’s what a Westwood woman has learned. Sue LaRue has been analyzing ads and found several that either don’t disclose the charge or do so in very small print. “I think they’re saying two things. I think they’re saying ‘free shipping’ or ‘plus shipping,’ but they’re not saying how much the shipping is. That’s what happened in my case,” she said. LaRue answered an ad she saw on TV. “It said on TV it was $19.99 plus shipping. I went online and ordered it. No place did it say how much the shipping was,” she said. But, even after she placed the order for two of the items, she just got a printout without the prices. “I agreed to pay $39.98. The shipping and handling was $65.80, but I didn’t know that till I got the package in the mail,” LaRue said.

The packing s l i p showed the total cost came to more than $100 – someHoward Ain thing she Hey Howard! s a y s should have been disclosed upfront. She checked ads for products from different companies and found this is becoming more common. One ad touted the product as only costing $14.99, but the small print at the bottom said unless you cancel you’ll be charged three monthly payments of $39.99. After LaRue complained to the company about the shipping charges, a representative agreed to give her a $15 credit. But that still means the items she wanted cost her $40, and the shipping and handling cost $50 – more than the items themselves. “I just feel like they’re deceptive and if people aren’t paying attention they’re going to end up spending a lot of money they may not be able to get back,” LaRue

said. So, I contacted the company LaRue had ordered from and was told they don’t disclose the shipping and handling charges in the ad because the same ad is used in Canada and charges will be quite different there. They maintain they do disclose the charges before the transaction is completed – and after the state sales taxes are added. But, LaRue said she never saw that disclosure. And, while you can cancel your order and get back your money, you can’t get back the shipping costs. Bottom line, carefully watch out for shipping and handling charges in both TV and print ads. If they are not disclosed in the ad, be sure to look for the charges before you place your order. As we’ve seen sometimes those charges can be more than the items themselves. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


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For sheep to be sheep is admirable. That’s their true nature. Sheep are never extolled today or in the scriptures as being clever or courageous. They seem more helpless than resourceful. They frequently wander off and get lost and are easy prey for predators. When in trouble, they usually panic and bleat for help from the shepherd. Sheep are not very smart. Yet, who can blame a sheep for being a sheep? They live what they are. What would be troubling would be to see a bird or a human try to live as a sheep. Especially a human. We’ve been created with a rational nature. We are to grow, develop insight and wisdom, possess a mind that enables us to seek and recognize truth and have the courage to live by it.


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September 16, 2009

Relish your fresh peppers this season

My husband Frank and I went to an Amish country produce auction in Bainbridge, Ohio, near The Seven Caves, at the invitation of friends Bert and B o b Rita Villing. It was Heikenfeld something Rita’s kitchen to see. As we approached the auction shelter, we saw horsedrawn wagons with huge amounts of pumpkins, melons and produce enter the graveled area. I understood that folks could bid on the whole wagonload. Inside the shelter you could walk around and check out the produce in smaller units, like a bushel of squash, three pecks of cucumbers, even up to 100 or so pumpkins and gourds. The little Amish boys were so cute – running around barefoot with suspendered overalls and hats.

Bert and I bought some beautiful red and green peppers. I couldn’t wait to get home to make Bert’s red pepper relish. I also made stuffed peppers for supper, with rice, lamb, tomato sauce and seasonings.

Bert’s red pepper relish

No real recipe, but here are Bert’s guidelines slightly adapted by me. Makes 7 to 8 half pints. Measure ingredients after dicing. 6 cups of finely diced red bell peppers (or green, yellow, etc.) 11⁄2 cups finely diced onions Boiling water 1 ⁄2 cup diced jalapeños (opt.) Grind up peppers and onions in food processor, blender or just chop fine. Put in bowl and pour boiling water to cover. Let sit five minutes, then drain. Make brine.

Bring to boil:

2 cups vinegar (I used


Rita’s rendition of Bert’s pepper relish. cider, but clear is OK) 1 cup sugar (more to taste) 1 1 ⁄2 teaspoons each: mustard seeds, celery seeds and dry mustard Put drained pepper mixture into brine and cook for five minutes. Pour into hot jars, clean rims and seal. Process in boiling water bath five minutes. You can also just cook this up, cool, put in freezer containers and freeze.

Marge Miller’s apple dumplings

Marge is known as the apple dumpling lady in Clermont County and at my church, Holy Trinity in Batavia. I love her dumplings

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with the wonderful cinnamon flavor. They are always the first thing to go at any of our events. This is for Nancy, who began cooking at age 11. “My mother was a wonderful cook and my best friend. She passed away last year,” she wrote. Nancy wanted to re-create her Mom’s dumpling recipe which used brown sugar and cinnamon. Nancy said her Mom’s sauce was a thin vanilla sauce using cinnamon. I’ve adapted this only slightly.

1 double pie crust 8 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cored (I’ve used whatever apples I had on hand) 4 teaspoons butter Mix the following and set aside: 1 cup granulated or brown sugar 1 generous tablespoon cinnamon Divide the prepared pie crust into eight equal pieces. Roll out each piece into the shape of a square about 6 to 8 inches. To test the size, place an apple in the center of it and see if you can bring the 4 corners up to meet at the top. Place 1 peeled and cored apple in the center of one of the squares of rolled pie crust.

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Cinnamon sauce:

Combine the following syrup ingredients and cook for three minutes. If you can’t find cinnamon hearts, use a teaspoon of cinnamon and a drop or two of red food coloring if you want. 11⁄2 cups sugar 1 1 ⁄2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 cups water 3 tablespoons lemon juice 7-8 cinnamon decorations (little cinnamon Valentine hearts) or more to taste 1 teaspoon vanilla (Rita’s addition) Pour the syrup over the dumplings in the baking dish. If you want, baste as they bake. Bake at 375 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes until well browned and a fork pressed into the apple tests soft.

Join Rita Heikenfeld, Nick Tolbert (aka Midnight Gourmet) and Former Top Chef Chicago contestant Antonia Lofaso Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. as they host a dinner party. Sample some of Antonia’s favorite recipes as well as the recipes of local restaurants and chefs. Ticket price: $15 RSVP at: 513-247-6411 All proceeds will benefit the Freestore Foodbank. Ticket transaction will be completed at Macy’s prior to start of the event. Cash or check only. Make check payable to the Freestore Foodbank.

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Additional recipes for slaw stuffed peppers, pepper relish, pepper hash and vanilla sauce are in Rita’s online column at Or call 513-591-6163 and leave your name and mailing address.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Rewashing prewashed bagged greens: According to “Cook’s Illustrated,” additional washing of ready-toeat bagged salad greens is not likely to enhance safety. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

REUNIONS St. Dominic Class of 1969 – is having its 40th reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 18, at St. Dominic O’Connor Hall. Cost is $20 per graduate or $25 per couple, and includes soft drinks, chips/pretzels and wine and beer. BYOB is permitted. RSVP by emailing stdominicclass1969@, or by contacting Sharon Lipps Holtz at 859-4412980, or Marcia Hammersmith Wechsler at 451-3775. St. Dominic Class of 1985 – is having a reunion from 6:30-10:30


Fill the cavity with some of the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Dot the top of the sugar with 1⁄2 tsp. butter. Bring one corner of the pastry up over the top of the apple. Take the opposite corner and overlap it over the first one. Moisten to seal these two together. Repeat with the last two corners of the pastry. Moisten to seal the last two corners together. Place the 8 dumplings in a sprayed baking dish.

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p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in O’Connor Hall at St. Dominic Church. In addition, there will be a 4:30 p.m. Mass, followed by a tour of the school. If members of the class have not been contacted about this event, or for information or to make reservations, call Gayle Dreiling Campbell at 245-1228. Email stdominicclassreunion85@ for information. The 1959 graduating class of Resurrection School – in Price Hill is planning a 50-year reunion for Oct. 10. If you are a member of

the class or know someone who was, please call either Eleanor (Kraft) McSwiggin at 941-4619, Bob Honkomp at 921-3762 or Jack Lisk at 921-3670. Oak Hills High School Class of 1984 – is having a reunion from 711 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Meadows. Cost is $45 per person, and includes appetizers and open bar, and music from the band “Bad Habit.” Checks can be made to “Class of 1984 reunion” and be mailed to 3459 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248.

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Community Site – Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Colerain Township • Leaving So Soon?; presented by: Hamilton County Park District; Saturday and Sunday; 10 - 11 a.m., 1 - 2 p.m. Site – Miami Whitewater Forest, Whitewater Township • Birding the Shaker Trace Wetlands; presented by: Hamilton County Park District; Sunday, ongoing throughout day between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. • Wild Lies Hike; presented by: Hamilton County Park District; Saturday, 1 p.m. • Prairie and Wetland Wildflower Walk; presented by: Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society; Sunday, 10 - 1 p.m. Site – The Cincinnati Astronomical Society, Cleves • 400th Birthday of the Telescope; presented by: The Cincinnati Astronomical Society; Saturday and Sunday, Ongoing throughout day between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Site – Fernald Preserve, Harrison • New Trail Ribbon Cutting and Bird Hike; presented by: Fernald Preserve; Saturday and Sunday, 8 - 10 p.m. • Aquatic Adventures; presented by: Fernald Preserve; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. noon For the complete schedule, go to www.cincygreatoutdoorweekend. org.

Celebrate nature in the great outdoors Weekend has been designed to provide a diverse sampling of the best nature and environmental groups and activities in the Greater

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The eyes have it at the Amend Center for Eye Surgery, 5939 Colerain Ave. Correct answers came from M a r y Bowling, Monica, Renee and Karen, Gaily Hallgath, Debbie Fales, Pa t Merfert, Nancy Bruner, Joane Donnelly, Jaime a n d J a k e S p e a r s , M i m i a n d Pa p a T h r e m , Emily, Megan and the boys, Ronald, Irma and Annette, David and Yvonne Schmeusser, J o a n and Jim Wilson, Karen Tungate, Debbie Geiger and Hilda Hesse. Because of early deadlines last week, we missed correct responses from M a r y Bowling, Mimi and Papa Threm, Emily, Megan and the boys, Ronald, Irma and Annette, a n d J o a n a n d J i m W i l s o n on Stehlin’s Meats. Thanks for playing. See this week's clue on A1.


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Arrive Friday Night to see Our Fire Works! Spend an evening in the park for an Iron Pour Hosted by the Columbus Area Arts Council Watch as artisans create works of art with molten iron! Free to the public

Ever wonder what happens to your trash after the Rumpke truck takes it away? Join us for a Free Day of Discovery at Rumpke Sanitary Landfill. Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 3800 Struble Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251

Landfill bus tours at 10:15 a.m.,11:30 a.m.& 1:15 p.m.

Information booths, refreshments, festival games and prizes, bounce house for kids and photo opportunities with mascots, trucks and heavy equipment. Admission is FREE.


Climb a tree. Visit a farmer’s market. See live owls and hawks up close. Learn how bees make honey and sample their sweet creation. Kids and parents can do all this and more during the 7th annual Great Outdoor Weekend. All activities are free and take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, at several dozen sites throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. The Great Outdoor Weekend gives good reason for families to visit a new park or try a new outdoor activity. More than 40 park, conservation and environmentally-based agencies are offering more than 70 free programs, including the Hamilton County Park District, Cincinnati Nature Center, Cincinnati Park Board, the Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Museum Center and others. The official Web site,, is the place to get all the details about this two-day event. Those participating can find a site location map to help them plan their day and programs listed both by region and time. There are also convenient links to full program descriptions, including directions, day-of phone numbers and age recommendations. Families can explore programs on the “west side” at Delhi Township Parks and Recreation and Imago Earth Center in Price Hill, on the “east side” at Izaak Walton League in Loveland and Turner Farm in Indian Hill and in northern Kentucky as well. The Great Outdoor



presented by: Cincinnati Park Board LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Center; Saturday, 7 -8:30 p.m. Site – Caldwell Nature Preserve, Carthage • Ordovician Fishin; presented by: Cincinnati Park Board; Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – noon. Site – Wesleyan Cemetery, Northside • Wesleyan Cemetery: Early Settlers and Freedom Fighters; presented by: Cincinnati Park Board; Saturday, 1 – 2 p.m., 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Site – Salway Park, Winton Place • Mill Creek Greenway Trail at Salway Park; presented by: Mill Creek Restoration Project; Saturday, ongoing throughout day between 1 and 3 p.m. Site – Glenwood Gardens, Woodlawn • Conserve At Your Home!; presented by: Greater Cincinnati Rain Garden Alliance; Saturday and Sunday, ongoing throughout day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Site – Fiber Arts Center / The Guild House, Winton Place • Sheep Coats to Neck Scarves; presented by: Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. and Gorman Heritage Farm; Sunday, Ongoing throughout day between noon and 3 p.m. Site – Oxbow, Lawrenceburg • Explore Wetlands at Sunset; presented by: Oxbow Inc.; Saturday, 6 - 8 p.m. • Waking up with the Sun in the Wetlands; presented by: Oxbow Inc.; Sunday, 9 - 11 a.m.

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West-side outdoor events Site – Adventure Outpost at Winton Woods, Greenhills • Outdoor Archery; presented by: Hamilton County Park District; Sunday, 2 - 5 p.m. • Climbing Wall; presented by: Hamilton County Park District; Sunday, 2 - 5 p.m. Site – Sharon Woods, Sharonville • Hike the Gorge Trail; presented by: Hamilton County Park District; Saturday, 2 - 3 p.m. • Papermaking; presented by: Hamilton County Park District; Sunday, ongoing throughout day. Drop in any time between 1 and 4 p.m.. Site – Parky’s Farm, Springfield Township • Honey Harvest; presented by: Hamilton County Park District; Saturday, ongoing throughout day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Site – Winton Woods Harbor • Wildlife Watchers; presented by: Hamilton County Park District; Sunday, ongoing throughout day between 1 and 3 p.m. Site – Glenwood Gardens, Woodlawn • Luminary Tree Hike; presented by: Hamilton County Park District; Saturday, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Site – Buttercup Valley Nature Preserve, Northside • Beauty on the Wing: Birding for Beginners; presented by: Cincinnati Park Board; Sunday, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Site – LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Center, College Hill • Night Creature Features;

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Gallery announces its fall schedule The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph has announced its schedule of exhibits for the fall semester. Open now is the “Exhibition of Mount Student Art,” featuring student works from the Mount’s Department of Art and Design programs from the 2008-2009 academic year. A reception

for the exhibit the last day of the exhibit, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. “Visual Charity: Celebrating Sisters of Charity in Art, Architecture and Artifact” will run Sept. 20 through Oct. 25. Among the highlights will be works by sisters who were art professors and the history of the Mount’s Mater Dei Chapel. A gallery reception is

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planned for 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. “Selections ’09,” the 14th biennial exhibit and awards gala, will showcase work by area high school students as selected by their art teachers. It will run from Nov. 8 through Dec. 4 with a gallery reception from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, immediately following a recognition ceremony in the College Theater at 1 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. During the fall semester, the gallery will be closed on the following dates Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7; midsemester holiday, Friday, Oct. 9; Thanksgiving recess, Nov. 25 through Nov. 27; and semester break, Dec. 11 through Jan. 10. Admission to the gallery is free. For more information, call 244-4314 or visit


Flying high

Zach Herrmann recently earned his commercial pilot certificate at the Clermont County Airport. Herrmann is now approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly aircraft for compensation. He is enrolled in the aviation technology: professional pilot program at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. The laboratory portion of the program is taught at the airport. Herrmann is the son of Kelly and Liz Herrmann of Colerain Township. When he completes the two-year program, he will have also earned an associate of applied science degree and is considering completing a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati. Herrmann, right, is pictured with instructor David Frisby.


Coast Guard Seaman Brandon A. Butler, son of Joan M. and Gregory A.

Butler of Cincinnati, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J. Butler is a 2007 graduate of Northwest High School. During the eight-week training program, Butler completed a training curriculum consisting of academics and practical instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, first aid, fire fighting and marksmanship. A major emphasis is also placed on physical fitness, health and wellness. Butler and other recruits

also received instruction on the Coast Guard’s core values – honor, respect and devotion to duty – and how to apply them in their military performance and personal conduct. Butler will join 36,000 other men and women who comprise Coast Guard’s force.


Air Force Airman Adam B. Purtee graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Purtee graduated in 2002 from Milford High

S c h o o l , Ohio, and received a b a c h e l o r ’s degree in 2008 from the University of CincinPurdee nati. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. He is the son of Jeffrey Purtee of Colerain Township.




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YOUNG DRIVER ON YOUR POLICY? Surprised how high your rates are? Sharon Baptist Church, 4451 Fields Ertel Road, invites you to our Homecoming celebration Sunday morning, September 27, with lunch after our am service and an afternoon of special singing. Please call Pastor Greg Stephens at 252-9277 for more information.



DunnhumbyUSA employees raised nearly $10,000 for the American Cancer Society in the Relay for Life event, held in May at Colerain Park. The company was the largest corporate sponsor at the Colerain Township event, and the nearly 40 employees that participated earned two awards: Gold Team status and second place as the Highest Team Fundraiser; three team members were among the top 10 overall event fundraisers. Back row from left: Ken Wacker, Karen Harmon, Chris Gabbard, Jeff Lambert of Green Township, and Scott Beck; front row: Jessica Gordon, Aimee Matyas, Catie Eggert, Kendall Van Dyke and Kim Weber.


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. 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 Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school.

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965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 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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St. Stephen’s Episcopal C hurch 9191 Daly Road, Springfield Tw p., 522-8628 w w w .ststep h en s-cin ci.o rg The R ev’d D avid B. Bailey, Pastor Sum m er Schedule: June thru August Sunday, 8am & 10:30am Holy Com m union W ed. 7pm Evening Prayer First Sat. of each m onth, 10am Outdoor Stations of the Cross

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

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

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Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black Achievers Program that


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 Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m.-noon selected Saturdays through November. 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 1-866-9812251 and leave your name and phone. Visit Email 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. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.

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On the record DEATHS

John J. Birmingham, 76, of Colerain Township died Sept. 4. Survived by his wife Elizabeth; children Tammy Diedling, Cathy Rasche, Loretta Duffy, Sherry Lynch and John Paul Birmingham; grandchildren Adam, Joey, Stephen, Chad, Sam, Jimmy, Tracey, Kelsey and Ryen; great-grandchildren Kayla, Haley, Kyle and Riley; sisters Helen Baumer, Margaret Dietz. He was preceded in death by his brother Tom Birmingham. Services were Sept. 7 at Neidhard Gillen Funeral Home, 7401 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Gardens.

Esther Richardson Elder

Esther Elder, 91, of Green Township, died Sept. 5. She was a homemaker. Survived by her daughters Judith Siefferman, Joan Wichman; grandchildren Andrew Payne, Caroline Zapf, Suzanne McClendon, Wayne, Kyle Wichman; great-grandchildren Alyssa, Kayci, Ellie, Alex, Maddy, Jory and Nicky; sister Ruth Ella Stang; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her hus-

Winifred Cecelia Fisher

Winifred Fisher, 82, of Green Township, died Sept. 5. She was a waitress at Western Bowl. She lived in Mount Adams for many years. Survived by her husband Edward G. Fisher; children Ed, Joe, Steve, Michael, Kenneth Fisher, Kathleen Mabjish; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings Mark, Thomas, Robert Tierney, Josephine Ruth. Services will be 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Our Lady of Lourdes church. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597,

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Rita M. Frey

Rita Frey, 75, of Green Township, died Sept. 9. She was a secretary. Survived by her husband Leonard “Lenny” Frey; sons Leonard and Michael J. Frey; grandchildren Eric Joseph and Sara Lynn Frey. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 on Saturday at St. Lawrence Church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati or the charity of choice.

Robert L. Goodpaster

Robert Goodpaster, 88, of Green Township died Sept. 4. He was a member of American Legion Post 425. Survived by his wife Betty Goodpaster; stepdaughter Elayne Gallagher; step-grandchildren Christopher Goodwin, Austin Merrill, Amy Loeffelman, John Gallagher; many great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his first wife Agnes Goodpaster; stepdaughter Harriet Merrill; brothers Ralph and Ernest Goodpaster. Graveside services were held Sept. 11 at Laurel Cemetery, 5915 Roe St., Madisonville. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association , 644 Linn St., Suite 304, 45203 or to Cincinnati Association for the Blind, 2045 Gilbert Ave., 45273-9798.

Lillian Hafner

Lillian E. “Granny” Hafner, 87, formerly of Colerain Township, died Sept. 7. Preceded in death by her husband Philip and her daughter Gayle Hafner. Survived by daughter Cindy Keller; grandchildren Beth Sargent, Ken Keller, Michael Keller, Philip Newberry and Jeff Karan; greatgrandchildren Abigayle, Aiden, Anderson, Alexis, Shaylynn, Tyler and Stephaine; cousin, Dan; and special friends, Billy and Stephy. Visitation was Sept. 11 at Neidhard Gillen Funeral Home, 7401 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy. Services were Sept. 12.

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Shirley Mae Hill

Shirley Hill, 79, of Green Township, died Sept. 6. She was a florist. Survived by her husband Roosevelt “Rosie” Hill; daughters Chris Maurer and Peggy Rueve; grandchildren Ryan, Rosanne, Philip, Angela Rueve; great-granddaughter Alexis Rueve; sister Ethel Zapf. Preceded in death by her siblings Dee Hoffman, Verna Cummins, Betty Fox, Violet Sipe, Whitey, Jake, Allen and Melvin Kuntz. Visitation will 10 a.m. until the service at noon on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Vine Street Hill Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Betty Meyer

Betty J. Meyer, 85, of West Harrison, died Sept. 6, at Shady Nook Care Center. She was a billing adjuster for Shillito’s. Survived by sons Raymond C. and Douglas E. Meyer; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Raymond C. Meyer Sr.; sister Lorainer Halker and brother Theodore Meyers. Services were at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home with burial in Wesleyan Cemetery.

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Warren Scheidt

Warren L. Scheidt, 87, died Aug. 29. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Lillian Scheidt; son Dennis Scheidt; grandchildren Kelly Scheidt, Renee Anderson; greatgrandchildren Leia, Joshua Scheidt Anderson; brother Daniel Scheidt. Services were Sept. 3 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital.

Victor P. Schmidt

Victor Schmidt, 93, of Colerain Township, died Sept. 6. He was an Army veteran of World War II, lifetime member of VFW Post 7340 and was

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On the record POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations

Edwin Marshall, born 1987, carrying concealed weapons, 5376 Bahama Terrace, Sept. 5. Edwin Marshall, born 1987, weapon under disability, 5376 Bahama Terrace, Sept. 5. Edwin Marshall, born 1987, drug abuse, obstruction official business, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing, possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, 5376 Bahama Terrace, Sept. 5. Leedale Anderson, born 1988, domestic violence, 5108 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 3. Leedale Anderson, born 1988, assault, 5108 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 3. Norman Walters, born 1962, felonious assault, 5104 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 1. Norman Walters, born 1962, obstruction of official business, 5104 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 1. Victor Blair, born 1983, theft under $300, 5571 Colerain Ave., Sept. 5. Victor Blair, born 1983, theft under $300, 5571 Colerain Ave., Sept. 5. Charles Litmon, born 1971, domestic violence, 5378 Bahama Terrace, Sept. 4. George Haslon, born 1985, possession Of drugs, 2568 W. North Bend Road, Aug. 28. Maxwell A Schmidt, born 1976, unauthorized use of vehicle, joyriding, 5869 Renee Ct., Sept. 8. Robert June Palmer, born 1970, domestic violence, 4916 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 4.

Reports/Incidents Burglary

2222 Kipling Ave., Sept. 2. 2686 Hillvista Lane, Sept. 2. 5301 Eastknoll Ct., Aug. 29.

Felonious Assault

5104 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 1.

Grand Theft

5397 Bahama Terrace, Sept. 1. 5869 Renee Ct., Sept. 1.


2446 Kipling Ave., Aug. 30. 2568 W. North Bend Road, Aug. 28. 5438 Bahama Terrace, Aug. 31. 5571 Colerain Ave., Aug. 31.

Unauthorized Use Of Motor Vehicle 5865 Pameleen Ct., Aug. 30.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Tara Ader, 20, 594 Dewdrop Lane, disorderly conduct at 4200 Springdale Road, Aug. 7. Derek Borcherding, 28, 615 Lowell Ave., criminal trespassing at 9501 Colerain Ave., Aug. 29. Williva Brock, 35, 510 East Ave., theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., Aug. 7. Tyeisha Carpenter, 18, 2382 Hidden Meadow , theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Aug. 25. Marco Combs, 47, 3955 Woodsong Drive, operating vehicle while intoxicated at 3985 Woodsong Drive, Aug. 20. Taneka Dawson, 25, 2347 Antares Court, complicity at 8439 Colerain Ave., Aug. 27. Devon De Laet, 19, 5571 Fawnwood, open container at 8409 Barnes-

burg, Aug. 20. Danielle Delong, 21, 1302 Mosswood Place, possession of marijuana at 7500 Colerain Ave., Aug. 15. Douglas Desch, 48, 3303 Diehl Road, open container at I74, Aug. 23. Justin Ellaback, 31, 5429 Day Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 2879 Royal Glen Drive, Aug. 14. Cartisha Fagan, 26, 8205 Colerain, theft at 8439 Colerain Ave., Aug. 27. Ashley Ferrarilli, 20, 3396 Gayheart Court, possession of marijuana at 3254 Rocker Drive, Aug. 26. Shanita Futrell, 24, 2513 Flanigan Court, theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., Aug. 21. Molly Gable, 32, 8786 Becky’s Ridge Drive, drug paraphernalia at 8590 Colerain Ave., Aug. 28. Shane Garrison, 23, 64 Ridge Drive, failure to comply, operating vehicle intoxicated at 6411 Acre Drive, Aug. 8. Michelle Gilliano, 29, 110 Ivanhoe Ave., open container at 9100 Colerain Ave., Aug. 21. John Graves, 20, 5038 E. Miami River Road, open container at 6900 Springdale Road, Aug. 5. Morris Haas, 46, 10052 Pippin Road, theft at 9690 Colerain Ave., Aug. 20. Dominic Hardy, 25, 520 male Street, burglary, felonious assault at 3272 Rocker Road, Aug. 18. Maria Harris, 19, 3272 Rocker Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 3272 Rocker Drive, Aug. 19. Derrick Hartness, 18, 3150 Deshler Drive, drug abuse at Colerain Avenue and Mall Drive, Aug. 20. Andrew Hayden, 18, 3102 Jessup

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Road, theft, drug abuse at 9690 Colerain Ave., Aug. 8. Daniel Heinlistin, 20, 5397 Werk Road, underage consumption at 8451 Colerain Ave., Aug. 30. Danielle Herbert, 18, 8349 Ride Alley, open container at Barnesburg , Aug. 20. Jeremy Homey, 19, 2566 Dolphin Drive, drug possession at 10145 Pippin Road, Aug. 31. Theodore Jackson, 56, 5549 Old Blue Rock Road, operating vehicle while intoxicated at 5549 Old Blue Rock Road, Aug. 21. Nathan Koebbe, 20, 6259 Springdale Road, drug possession, possession of dangerous drugs, drug trafficking at 7231 Jamerine Court, Aug. 11. Joshua Lamb, 19, 8566 Donegal Drive, inducing panic at 10128 Arborwood Drive, Aug. 6. Tyreese Lampkin, 18, 9660 Wymart Ave., drug abuse at US 27 and Cross County Highway, Aug. 12. Katie Lillis, 18, 5456 Sanrio Court, open container at Barnesburg , Aug. 20. De'Quinn Little, 19, 1848 Hewitt Ave., making false alarms at 7451 Colerain Ave., Aug. 16. Juvenile male, 13, domestic violence at 2919 Sovereign Drive, Aug. 17. Brandon Mason, 18, 3224 Niagara Street, theft at 4737 Springdale Road, Aug. 14. James McArthur, 30, 8816 Wuest Road, obstructing official business at 8816 Wuest Road, Aug. 16. Brenda Mengistu, 52, 2522 Impala Drive, theft at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., Aug. 30.


About police reports

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. Keith Miles, 25, 6622 S. Oak Knoll Drive, operating vehicle while intoxicated at Dry Ridge Road and US 27, Aug. 23. Jillian Mimil, 18, 5866 Valley Way, open container at 8409 Barnesburg, Aug. 20. Donte Mincy, 34, 2341 Mustang, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 2327 Hidden Meadows , Aug. 21. Derek Moore, 56, 834 Rockdale, open container at 9490 Loralinda Drive, Aug. 25. Thomas Nelms, 58, 2811 Warsaw Ave., criminal trespassing, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Aug. 5. Alana Patterson, 21, 2513 Flanigan Court, theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., Aug. 21. David Pence, 47, 3126 Lapland Drive, open container at 3134 Lapland Drive, Aug. 27. Debbie Reese, 25, 3709 Woodbine Ave., theft at 9681 Colerain Ave., Aug. 6. Juan Santizo, 34, 23 W. 70Th Street, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Aug. 17. Jiphan Simms, 38, 3397 W. Galbraith Road, theft at 7100 Colerain Ave., Aug. 8.

Jamie Sleet, 109, 1870 Sunset Ave., drug paraphernalia at 2540 Mercury, Aug. 25. Kevin Staigl, 31, 9796 Prechtel, cultivation of marijuana at 9796 Prechtel Road, Aug. 25. Chevester Steele, 43, 2880 Jonrose Ave., drug abuse at West Galbraith Road and Pippin Road, Aug. 5. Don Taylor, 31, 2071 Roosevelt Drive, possession of marijuana at Springdale Road and Loralinda Drive, Aug. 13. Ronnie Terrell, 26, 8798 Venus Lane, open container at Aquarius and Moonlight, Aug. 15. Kenneth Wilder, 19, 2813 Brampton Road, drug possession at 2813 Brampton Road, Aug. 6. Alfonso Williams, 18, 2312 Hidden Meadows Drive, theft, criminal trespassing at 9612 Crosley Farm Drive, Aug. 22. Juvenile female, 10, theft at 3675 Stonecreek Blvd., Aug. 11. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Aug. 17.

Brown, John Weber, Steve Weber, Susan Weber. Preceded in death by sister Mary Ann Weber. Visitation andMass of Christian Burial was Sept. 14 at St. Martin of Tours, Cheviot. Burial, with military honors at St. Joseph Old Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the Weber fami-

ly suggests memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association, 633 Linn St., Cincinnati, 45203. Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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DEATHS Korean Way. Survived by wife Louise Grebe Weber; children Michael Weber and Karen Weber Dodd; grandchildren Hanna Griswold, Michael T. Weber, Riley James Dodd and Alexandra Louise Dodd; siblings Catherine Grethel, Theresa Moore, Elizabeth

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a longtime employee of Procter and Gamble. Survived by his siblings Anthony and Paul Schmidt; many nieces, nephews, greatSchmidt nieces and nephews; and many great-greatnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife Catherine R. Schmidt; siblings Carl, Ferdinand, Oscar, Cyril Schmidt and Anna Albritton. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Sept. 10 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

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Reports/Incidents Aggravated burglary, felonious assault

Victim threatened and residence entered at 3080 Jackfrost , July 28.


Victim struck at 2901 Banning Road, Aug. 5.

Breaking and entering

Shed entered and bikes valued at $80 removed at 6941 Rutherford Court, Aug. 2. Shed entered and lawnmower and gas of unknown value removed at 3126 Lapland Drive, Aug. 5. Garage entered and tools and rosary valued at $627 removed at 3240 Dolomar Drive, July 27. Vehicle removed at 4763 Poole Road, July 26.


Residence entered and jewelry valued at $1,200 removed at 3119 Deshler Drive, July 29.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle damaged at 6781 Rutherford Court, Aug. 2. Windshield of unknown value removed at 6147 Blue Rock Road, July 28. Window damaged at 10734 Valiant Drive, July 29.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Birchgrove Court, Aug. 5.






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Victim reported at Cornwall Drive, July 29.

Interference with custody

Victim reported at 8279 Haskell Drive, Aug. 2.

Misuse of credit card

Credit card used of unknown value removed at 9427 Colerain Ave., July 28.

Pandering obscenity involving a minor

Reported at 8341 Colerain Ave., July 22.


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Juvenile female, 16, curfew at 9181 Norfolk Drive, Aug. 23. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 9571 Colerain Ave., Aug. 24. Juvenile male, 15, criminal trespassing at 6760 Fath Court, Aug. 18. Juvenile male, 14, curfew at 7451 Colerain Ave., Aug. 24. Juvenile male, 13, curfew at 7451 Colerain Ave., Aug. 24. Juvenile male, 17, drug trafficking, drug possession, drug paraphernalia at 7231 Jamerine Court, Aug. 11. Juvenile male, 13, theft at 3711 Stonecreek Blvd., Aug. 25.


Cell phone and charger valued at $137 removed at 2845 Glenaire Drive, Aug. 5. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 3275 Gayway Court, Aug. 4. Furniture decorations valued at $520 removed at 2823 Brampton Drive, July 28. Jewelry valued at $6,150 removed at 2705 Merrittview Lane, Aug. 3. Debit card removed at 9845 Pinedale Drive, Aug. 6. Vehicle registration of unknown value removed at 2741 Ridgewood Ave., Aug. 7. Vehicle entered and GPS valued at $125 removed at 8044 Montgomery Road, Aug. 7. Merchandise valued at $1,324.00 removed at 9481 Colerain Ave., Aug. 5. Vehicle removed from lot at 9101 Colerain Ave., Aug. 3. Catalytic converters of unknown value removed from vehicles at 7210 Creekview Drive, July 21. Vehicle entered and DVD player, GPS system valued at $700 removed at 4365 Marsue Lane, July 30. Vehicles entered and speakers and amp valued at $980 removed at 8184 Lakevalley Drive, Aug. 4. Vehicle entered at 2610 West Galbraith Road, Aug. 3. Bikes of unknown value removed at

10922 Hughes Road, July 29. Stereo valued at $150 removed at 2869 Windon Drive, July 29. Yard entered and bike of unknown value removed at 3425 Redskin Drive, July 30. Vehicle entered and speakers and equipment of unknown value removed at 5981 Dunlap Road, July 30. Vehicle entered and stereo face plate of unknown value removed at 10010 Arborwood Drive, July 30. Cell phone and CDs of unknown value removed at 3191 Deshler Drive, July 30. Vehicle entered and CDs, sunglasses, GPS valued at $3,220 removed at 3172 Deshler Drive, July 30. Tables valued at $900 removed at 4290 Dryridge Road, Aug. 1. iPod and knife of unknown value removed at 9982 Arborwood Drive, July 30. Car stereo of unknown value removed at 9980 Arborwood Drive, July 30. Stereo equipment valued at $650 removed at 3135 Niagara Street, July 30. Vehicle entered and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 9861 Loralinda Drive, July 30. $68 removed at 5331 Ridge Road, July 30. Cell phone valued at $500 removed at 9870 Colerain Ave., Aug. 2. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 2994 W. Galbraith Road, July 30.

Theft, criminal damaging

GPS and laptop valued at $736 removed at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., July 29.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Vehicle removed without consent at 6782 Blue Rock Road, Aug. 3.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Nicole R. Stevens, 20, 9868 Douglas Walk, drug abuse at Giffindale & Jessup Road, Aug. 25.

Linsey Taite, 25, 5488 Bahama Terrace No. 2, drug abuse at Colerain Avenue & Blue Rock Road, Aug. 23. Jeffrey L. Taylor, 22, 7 Bustetter Drive, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Aug. 17. Christopher J. Theobald, 18, 3630 Jessup Road, attempted theft and receiving stolen property at 5885 Cheviot Road, Aug. 25. Shari N. Todd, 30, 5297 E. Knoll Court No. 805, disorderly conduct at 3491 North Bend Road, Aug. 25. Juvenile, 16, breaking and entering at 1072 Anderson Ferry, Aug. 18. Juvenile, 16, breaking and entering at 1072 Anderson Ferry, Aug. 18. Juvenile, 15, breaking and entering at 1072 Anderson Ferry, Aug. 18. Juvenile, 15, breaking and entering at 1072 Anderson Ferry, Aug. 18. Juvenile, 17, drug possession at 3310 VanZandt Drive, Aug. 21. Juvenile, 16, drug possession at 3310 VanZandt Drive, Aug. 21. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Aug. 21. Juvenile, 15, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Aug. 21. Juvenile, 17, theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Aug. 21. Juvenile, 14, drug possession at 3900 Race Road, Aug. 26. Juvenile, 14, drug possession at 3900 Race Road, Aug. 26. Juvenile, 16, drug possession and drug paraphernalia at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Aug. 27. Toni L. Feirl, 44, 263 Main St., theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Aug. 28. Tracey D. Strong, 35, 9538 Mount Nebo Road, theft at 5830 Harrison Ave., Aug. 28. Jessica L. Folz, 22, 1011 Fashion Ave., theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Aug. 28. Sheila J. Partin, 50, 4276 Westwood Northern Blvd., domestic violence at 4276 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 29. Juvenile, 13, negligent assault at

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cial business and underage possession of alcohol at Harrison Avenue and Raceview Avenue, Sept. 3. James Carr, 48, 7238 Creekview Drive No. 3, drug paraphernalia at Harrison Avenue and Althaus, Sept. 5. Gregory R. Ange, 36, 8694 Mount Hope Road, possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments and child endangering at 5245 North Bend Road, Sept. 5. Vicky L. Hendricks, 45, 3220 Blue Rock Road, barking dog violation at 3220 Blue Rock Road, Sept. 5. Jacqueline Schnur, 37, 3533 Applegate Ave., theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., Sept. 6. Terry D. Haynes, 32, 4368 North Bend Road, failure to confine dog at 4368 North Bend Road, Sept. 6. Cora A. Mack, 51, 3610 Newton Ave., theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Sept. 7. Joshua M. Bengert, 19, 2446 South Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated and underage consumption at 5743 Eula Ave., Sept. 8

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Reports/incidents Assault

Two suspects struck two victims at 5416 Sidney Road, Aug. 18. Suspect spit on victim and pushed them to the ground at 5245 North Bend Road, Aug. 25. Suspect punched victim twice in the face at White Oak Middle School at 3130 Jessup Road, Aug. 31 Suspect slapped victim in the face at 4368 North Bend Road, Aug. 31. Two suspects punched two victims in the face at 5210 Belclare Road, Sept. 4. Suspect punched victim in the head at 6383 Glenway Ave., Sept. 4.

Breaking and entering

Suspect punched victim twice in the mouth at 6479 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 26. Unknown number of cigarettes and cigars stolen from Jeff's DriveThru at 6364 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 18. Two cases of beer and unknown number of cigars stolen from Sunoco Express at 3217 Westbourne Drive, Aug. 18. Two windows damaged during attempted break in at Mark Brown’s Auto Body at 3480 North Bend Road, Sept. 1. Money stolen from two cash registers at Schwab Nursery at 3478 Ebenezer Road, Sept. 2. Bicycle stolen from home’s detached garage at 4261 Victorian Green No. 44, Sept. 3.


License plate stolen from vehicle parked in garage at 2467 Lourdes Lane, Aug. 17. Two drills and copper piping stolen from home at 5897 Cheviot Road, Aug. 17. Golf clubs, laptop computer, money and pair of shoes stolen from vehicle parked in garage at 1341 Castlebridge Lane, Aug. 18.

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POLICE REPORTS Copper pipes, air conditioning unit and a dryer stolen from home at 5130 North Bend Road, Aug. 21. Assorted jewelry and guns stolen from home at 2949 North Bend Road, Aug. 24. Copper piping stolen from home at 3662 Monfort Heights Drive, Aug. 24. Money stolen from home at 5485 Hyacinth Terrace, Aug. 24. Television and laptop computer stolen from home at 4364 Harrison Ave. No. 30, Aug. 24. Two video game systems, laptop computer and a watch stolen from home at 4539 Ruebel Place, Aug. 27.

Criminal damaging

Window broken on vehicle at 3244 Greenway Ave., Aug. 18. Window broken on vehicle at 1323 Beechmeadow, Aug. 19. Passenger side of vehicle dented and scratched at 3766 Feldkamp, Aug. 19. Landscaping fountain damaged at West Hills Apartments at 6560 Hearne Road, Aug. 20. Graffiti spray-painted on bridge and transformer box at First Pentacostal Church at 2965 Blue Rock Road, Aug. 22. Concrete water fountain damaged at home at 6715 Powner Farm Drive, Aug. 23. Graffiti written on front door to Glenway Animal Hospital at 6272 Glenway Ave., Aug. 23. Door scratched on vehicle at 6536 Hearne Road, Aug. 24. Wires and engine area damaged on vehicle at 5950 Jessup Road, Aug. 25. Vehicle hood scratched with key at 6285 Cheviot Road No. 3, Aug. 25. Six sets of Cincinnati Bengals season

tickets and a neck brace stolen from home at 7841 Bridgepoint Drive, Aug. 29. Purse and contents stolen from home at 9310 Regency Ridge Drive, Aug. 31. GPS, laptop computer, two cartons of cigarettes, assorted jewelry, camera and duffle bag stolen from home at 3293 Basswood Lane, Sept. 2.

bikes around the hallways and damaged a soft drink machine at 3900 Race Road, Sept. 3.

Domestic dispute

Argument between parent and child at Samver Road, Aug. 19. Argument between spouses at Belcross Court, Aug. 20. Argument between man and woman at Jessup Road, Aug. 20. Argument between spouses at Filview Circle, Aug. 22. Argument between siblings at Interstate 74, Aug. 22. Argument between man and woman at Hearne Road, Aug. 23. Argument between former spouses at Wesselman Road, Aug. 25. Argument between man and woman at Werk Road, Aug. 28. Argument between spouses at West Fork Road, Aug. 29.! Argument between spouses at Harrison Avenue, Aug. 29. Argument between man and woman at North Bend Road, Aug. 31. Argument between spouses at Greenoak, Sept. 3. Argument between spouses at Anderson Ferry, Sept. 4. Argument between spouses at Fairwood Drive, Sept. 5.

Criminal damaging

Rear window broken on vehicle at 3543 Epley Road, Aug. 30. Mailbox damaged by unknown object at 6680 Russell Heights Drive, Aug. 30. Garbage can damaged when struck by vehicle at 2618 South Road, Sept. 1. Car insulation damaged inside vehicle’s hood at 5950 Jessup Road, Sept. 1. Paint scratched on vehicle at J&M Auto Sales at 5865 Harrison Ave., Sept. 1. Paint scratched on vehicle at Oak Hills High School at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Sept. 3. Windshield cracked on crane at construction site at 5195 North Bend Road, Sept. 4. Tire slashed on vehicle at 3816 West Fork Road, Sept. 5.


Counterfeit $50 bill issued at Ameristop at 3670 Muddy Creek Road, Aug. 26. Counterfeit $50 bill issued at Texas Roadhouse at 6380 Glenway Ave., Sept. 2.

Criminal mischief

Graffiti written in chalk on parking lot areas at Nathanael Greene Lodge at 6394 Wesselman Road, Aug. 26. Eggs thrown on vehicle at 5145 Sumter St., Aug. 26.

Passing bad checks

Criminal trespass

Check written on a closed account passed at Denny's Dog House at 6288 Cheviot Road, Aug. 26. Check written on account with insufficient funds passed at Ohio BMV at 5694 Harrison Ave., Sept. 3.

Suspect came to victim’s home without permission and repeatedly rang door bell at 5349 Orchard Valley Drive, Sept. 1. Five juvenile suspects entered Bridgetown Middle School without permission and rode their


Victim assaulted and robbed of their

5900 Oakapple Drive, Aug. 19. Cell phone charger and three containers of ice cream stolen from BP Oil at 5488 Rybolt Road, Aug. 20. Unknown number of sewer grates stolen from Allgeier & Son Inc. at 6386 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 20. Five trash bags filled with aluminum cans stolen from home's back yard at 3348 Sumac Terrace, Aug. 20. Handgun stolen from home at 2858 Fairhill Drive, Aug. 20. Assorted clothing items stolen from home at 3341 Wheatcroft, Aug. 20. Window broken on vehicle at 1864 Leona Drive, Aug. 21. Money stolen from vehicle at 3351 VanZandt, Aug. 22. Jewelry, GPS and a tire and rim stolen from vehicle at 2725 Falconbridge Drive, Aug. 22. Money and MP3 player transmitter stolen from vehicle at 2917 Chardale Court, Aug. 22.

wallet at 5449 North Bend Road, Aug. 22. Victim thrown to ground and robbed of their purse at 5576 Samver Road, Aug. 22.


All-terrain vehicle stolen from home at 5896 Ranlyn Ave., Aug. 17. MP3 player, three video games, money and seven baseball hats stolen from home at 3314 Basswood Lane, Aug. 17. Digital camera, GPS, sunglasses and two flashlights stolen from vehicle at 6289 Castlebridge Lane, Aug. 18. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 3895 Ridgecombe Drive, Aug. 18. Money stolen from Subway at 5469 North Bend Road, Aug. 18. Car stereo and 40 CDs stolen from vehicle at 3902 Virginia Court, Aug. 18. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 5630 Wynneburne Ave., Aug. 18. Amplifier stolen from vehicle at 5507 Julmar Drive, Aug. 18. Video game system, two video games and money stolen from vehicle at 5621 Wynneburne Ave., Aug. 18. Money stolen from vehicle at 5236 Cleves Warsaw, Aug. 19. Car stereo and pack of cigarettes stolen from vehicle at 6015 Flyer Drive, Aug. 19. Gasoline stolen from Kroger Fuel Center at 5830 Harrison Ave., Aug. 19. Suitcase stolen from vehicle at 5732 Farlook Drive, Aug. 19. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 3741 Eyrich Road, Aug. 19. Money and personal papers stolen from vehicle at 5979 Oakapple Drive, Aug. 19. Laptop computer, MP3 player and CD player stolen from vehicle at

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Fifty CDs stolen from vehicle at 2961 Welge Lane, Aug. 22. Vehicle registration and passport stolen from vehicle at 6603 Hearne Road, Aug. 22. Cell phone charger and GPS stolen from vehicle at 4294 Homelawn Ave., Aug. 23. Concrete statue stolen from home's yard at 3086 Neisel, Aug. 22. Flag pole and American flag stolen from home at 4332 Hutchinson Road, Aug. 24.





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Seated Dollars Mercury Dimes Indian Head Cents Lincoln Cents Bust Halves

Large Cents Seated Halves Barber Dimes & Quarters Barber Halves

Come into any of our locations and receive top dollar for your precious metals and coins! WE CANNOT BE OUTBID!


READ THIS: Meeting a stranger in a hotel with valuables in hand is NOT a wise decision! Traveling buyers have NO LOCAL REPUTATION TO PROTECT! You would be SHOCKED at what we’ve learned! SELL LOCALLY!!




513-892-2723 One Mile North







Corner of Hyde Park Ave, 2nd Edwards Rd. Member American Numismatic Association


From B10


Northwest Press

Springfield Twp. homes in open house






1985 Faycrest Drive: Larkin, Kimberly M. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $54,000. 2813 Orchardpark Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Roeper, Shannon; $167,000. 3223 Jessup Road: Frey, Richard J. and Rebecca L. to Mangold, Christine L.; $128,500. 3237 Deborah Lane: Lohbeck, Adam D. to Hamilton, Jill M.; $127,900. 3255 Harmony Lane: Lawwill, Adam and Brandy Bruch to U.S. Bank NA; $80,000. 3255 Harmony Lane: Lawwill, Adam and Brandy Bruch to Lawwill, Adam and Brandy Bruch; $80,000. 3346 Stevie Lane: Pender, Kathleen R. to PHH Mortgage Corporation; $93,503. 3813 Mack Ave.: Meade, Rick L. and Angela M. Miller to Fannie Mae; $65,000. 3911 Ridgedale Drive: Walsh, Michael J. and Linda S. to Walters, Peter and Sharon Albrinck; $208,000. 4250 Homelawn Ave.: Jones, Daniel C. Jr. and Rebecca L. Storch to Ingram, Carla M. and Adam M.; $129,900. 4446 North Bend Road: Brescia, Aaron and Cristin to Hodson, Gary W.; $119,500. 4448 Schwallie Road: Jones, Daniel C. Jr. and Rebecca L. Storch to Ingram, Carla M. and Adam J.; $129,900.

4832 Kleeman Green Drive: Big Move Properties LLC to Hines, Michelle L.; $202,000. 5054 Wesselman Woods Drive: Holden, Donald and Diane to Hinds, Hugh Jr. and Linda S.; $445,000. 5209 Eaglesnest Drive: Cook, Nyla K. to Owen, Cathleen B.; $80,000. 5679 North Glen Road: Mangold, Shannon and Doug to Abrams, Christopher D. and Amanda J. Nanney; $147,500. 5737 Sprucewood Drive: Frey, Richard J. and Rebecca L. to Mangold, Christine L.; $128,500. 5770 North Glen Road: Frank, Jeffrey M. and Amber R. Bostic to Von Allmen, Frederick K. and Christine; $100,000. 5771 Spire Ridge Court: Ulmer, Robert J. to Herro, John J. Tr.; $122,000. 5985 Brierly Ridge Drive: Prudential Relocation Inc. to Morgan, Marc J. and Karla J.; $280,000. 5985 Brierly Ridge Drive: Stitzel, Gregory S. and Sheila A. to Prudential Relocation Inc.; $280,000. 6779 Wesselman Road: Weis, Ralph E. Tr. to Hart, Brian D.; $238,500. 6831 Jimjon Court: Woolley, Stephen R. and Barbara J. to Mills, James G. and Lauren M. Pascoe; $134,900. 7014 Bridgetown Road: Ley, Clare M. and Stanley F. to Cox Timothy D. and Angela M.; $129,000. 7146 Tressel Wood Drive: Sperber, Eric and Michelle E. to O’Brien, Laura L. and Terrence T.; $239,000.


2561 Kipling Ave.: Ferneding, John to Wesbanco Bank Inc.; $70,000. 2768 North Bend Road: Housley, Theodore to Aurora Loan Services LLC; $100,000. 5859 Shadymist Lane: Foney, Charles K. to Asset Management West 8 LLC; $84,000.

Mount Healthy

Perry Street: Brunswick, John C. to Saylor, Leonard D.; $40,000. 1477 Hill Ave.: Cummins, Donald T. to LSF6 Mercury Reo Investments Trust Series; $50,250. 7217 Clovernook Ave.: Go Invest Wisely

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes.Neighborhood designations are approximate. LLC to Wallace Holdings Group Inc.; $5,042. 7848 Perry St.: Spaw, Larry P. to Spaw, Timothy D.; $46,500. 7856 Perry St.: Brunswick, John C. to Saylor, Leonard D.; $40,000.


1058 Wellspring Drive: Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Buy the Farm LLC; $30,000. 1323 Newport Drive: Moore, Roy to Clim, Leslie; $39,000. 1331 Randomhill Road: J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA to Greenstone Developers LLC; $38,000. 1840 Clayburn Circle: Barnes, Michael A. to Brown, Jeff and Jeane; $112,000. 6308 Betts Ave.: Croxton, Willie K. and Alice to Brown Bank II LP; $22,000. 6668 Golfway Drive: Durham, Karla J. and Calvin W. to Household Realty Corporation; $68,000. 6676 Charann Lane: Sutton, Steven A. and Barbara T. to Herzog, Sharon A. and Donald S.; $131,900. 672 North Bend Road: EMC Mortgage Corporation to Caudill, Scott D. and Hope D.; $61,900. 800 Southmeadow Circle: Conrad, Paul F. to Leist, Roger Tr.; $150,000. 8367 Roland Ave.: Theiss, Edward D. II to Habig, Donna J.; $51,000. 8374 Beta Ave.: Parker, Kellye C. to Shaw, Pamela R.; $88,000. 8796 Cottonwood Drive: Leavitt, Tod J. and M. Monica to Third Federal Savings and Loan Association Of Cle; $52,000. 8857 Ebro Court: Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas Tr. to Blue Spruce Entities LLC; $3,644. 8883 Balboa Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Bolt, Angela G.; $28,000. 9187 Millcliff Drive: Morgan Stanley Credit Corporation to Lippert, William; $78,000.

Travel & Resort Directory Jenny Eilermann


Bed & Breakfast Feature of the Week

RAVENWOOD CASTLE: A MOST UNUSUAL GETAWAY Visit a “medieval castle” on a high hilltop on 115 secluded and forested acres of the most beautiful area of Southeast Ohiothe Hocking Hills! Owners Sue & Jim Maxwell are creating the most unusual guest experience of stepping back 800 years in a reconstruction of a “12th century Norman castle.” The Maxwells have traveled throughout England & Scotland & have always loved castles & the medieval era. Although the building is new, the couple has been collecting architectural antiques for several years. Each guest room or suite has a stained glass window, usually in the bedroom, a Victorian fireplace mantel with a gas log unit, antique light fixtures and some have beautiful old doors. The wood mouldings around the door & windows & the 5 stairways are inspired by centuries old motifs from Great Britain’s stately homes & castles. Most rooms also have a French door with a balcony, private deck overlooking the forest. There are also “medieval” themed cottages with fireplaces and whirlpools. Ravenwood has

6730 Daleview Road: Taggert, Earl R. to Cummins, Curtis R.; $92,000. 6855 Pasco Drive: Fox, Rhonda R. to Fannie Mae; $54,000. 7121 Pippin Road: Erickson, Carol L. Tr. to Snider, Roger J. and Helena K.; $55,000. 7346 E. Miami River Road: Martinez, Joel to La Salle Bank NA Tr.; $60,000. 8045 Gaines Road: Krieg, Kevin T. to Greene, Scott W. and Kelly L.; $185,000. 8293 Brownsway Lane: Von Bargen, Ronald E. and Geneva to Waford, Coleman Jr. Tr.; $107,400. 9887 Voyager Lane: Feldman, Joyce P. Tr. to Dangel, William C.; $187,000. 9897 Loralinda Drive: Equity Trust Company to Tham, Vanthan; $80,000.

Pippin Road: Von Bargen, Ronald E. and Geneva to Waford, Coleman Jr. Tr.; $107,400. Stoney Ridge Drive: Stone Ridge Property Development LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $58,000. 10050 Windswept Lane: Moore, David E. II and Barbara A. to Gibbs, Renea M.; $99,000. 10130 Manistee Way: MTGLQ Investors LP to Norris, Tim; $29,900. 10880 Newmarket Drive: Brock, Darren K. to Lay, Charline; $75,000. 11408 Gravenhurst Drive: Lykins, Hoy and Nadine to Easley, Jennifer L.; $123,900. 11515 Pippin Road: Rodenbeck, Sharon R. Tr. to Rodenbeck, Ronald J.; $72,000. 12117 Birchgrove Court: Kaufman, Barry B. and Marilyn M. to Popular Financial Service LLC; $68,000. 2474 Wilson Ave.: Millcreek Valley Habitat for Humanity Inc. to Wabnitz, Bonnie J.; $95,000. 2535 Crest Road: Ellison, Geralynn and Gail A. Rose to Rose, Gail A.; $71,775. 2587 Keysport Lane: Mahaffey, Robyn M. and Jamie L. to Vermilion Capital Partner LLC; $86,000. 2593 Gazelle Court: Dixon, Carolyn F. to Cytraus, Kevin J.; $82,875. 2815 Springdale Road: Uhl, Judith A. to Langworthy, John G.; $40,000. 2901 Wheatfield Drive: Balleau, Calonda to Kondaur Capital Corporation; $54,027. 3233 Lapland Drive: Humbert Mortgage Servicing LLC to Subedi, Janardan; $40,000. 3252 Paprika Court: American General Finance Inc. to Hodge, Anthony J.; $82,500. 3385 March Terrace: La Salle Bank NA Tr. to Strauss, Kevin A.; $60,000. 3417 Blue Rock Road: Nelson, Thomas J. and Michelle R. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $90,000. 3510 Blue Rock Road: Robison, James to Weddle, Gary and Cole; $80,000. 3707 Vernier Drive: Short, Michael D. to Dunaway, Sara M.; $94,500. 6049 Sheits Road: Estep, Debbie S. to Haverkamp, Bruce and Nancy; $35,500. 6091 Springdale Road: Braun, Joseph J. to Wiesman, Kenneth E. 4; $42,500.

The Springfield Township Board of Trustees will host an innovative event designed to encourage home ownership and invigorate the housing market in Springfield Township. Sold on Springfield Township is a oneday open house extravaganza with events and activities to showcase living in Springfield Township. The event will Sunday, Sept. 20. “This event is a first for Springfield Township. It’s a great way to show potential homebuyers what Springfield Township has to offer,” said Trustee Tom Bryan Sold on Springfield Township will begin at noon. Homebuyers are asked to start at the Springfield Township Civic Center, 9150 Winton Road. There, participants will register and receive a complete list of open houses, a gift bag filled with coupons and products from local businesses, a certificate for $250 off closing costs with participating Springfield Township banks (North Side Bank, Wesbanco and U.S. Bank), and tickets to evening activities with a free dinner at Winton Woods Parky’s Farm. Dinner is sponsored by Donatos. After registration, homebuyers will then tour the houses they like, at their leisure. Open houses are scheduled throughout the day, noon to 4 p.m. For every open house toured, a door prize drawing ticket will be awarded. These tickets will be turned in and drawn for larger prizes at Winton Woods Parky’s Farm. For details, call the township at 5221410 or go


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September 16, 2009

its own food service for guests, so they can spend their entire visit immersed in solitude if they wish, surrounded by tall trees, huge rocks, the castle‘s own hiking trails and plenty of peace and quiet. Or guests can drive the few miles to outside attractions & other dramatic scenery in the Hocking Hills. Ravenwood offers popular “murder mystery” weekends and also plans “medieval dinners”, getaway workshops, and other special events. Facilities are also perfect for small weddings and other festive occasions. The building has no steps into the 1st floor level - a “drawbridge” leads from the driveway to the massive front door and the first floor guest rms. Nearby are caves, waterfalls, lots of hiking trails, a scenic railway, arts & crafts studios & shop, antique malls and much more. There are often midweek discounts and a special “Royal Family” Adventure Package in the summer.

For info call 800-477-1541 or visit

BED AND BREAKFAST THE DOOLIN HOUSE INN. Premier Inn. Gourmet breakfast. Minutes from Lake Cumberland. Join us for a romantic weekend/women’s retreat. 606-678-9494


FLORIDA leads you to NW Florida’s Beach Vacation Rentals along the beaches of South Walton. Luxurious gulf-front homes, seaside condos and cottages. Dune Allen Realty, 50 yrs of excellent service and accommodations. 888-267-2121 or visit

Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208

DAYTONA BEACH Feb 13 through Feb 20, 11 mi. to Daytona Speedway! Fantasy Island Resort, efficiency condo on beach, sleeps 2-4, pool. Near many attrac tions. $950 negotiable. 513-471-1208 DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE wi-fi, beach set-up & fitness center. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), area golf & deep sea fishing. $20 gift cert to poolside grill (weekly renters, in season). Pay for 3, 4 or 5 nights & receive one additional night free! 800-8224929,

FLORIDA LONGBOAT KEY . Amazing 2 br, 2 ba beach-to-bay condo, private beach, tennis, fishing, bikes, kayaks, deck. Local owner. Great fall rates, short-term notice! 513-662-6678 (Unit 829)


VENICE. Beautifully furnished 2BR, 2BA ranch with lake view, ga rage. 5 mi. to Venice Beach. Close to golf courses and Sarasota. $2500/mo. Discount for multiple months. Local owner, 859-746-9220, 653-9602

INDIANA Luxuriate on the amazing Gulf beaches of ANNA MARIA ISLAND Super fall rates, just $499/wk + tax. Book early for winter! 513-236-5091

MARCO ISLAND The Chalet, 3 Bdrm, 3 Ba, on the beach. Pool, tennis, beautiful sunsets. Three month rental minimum. Avail Nov. thru April for $7000/mo. Local owner. 513-315-1700

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! 1-888-451-7277


LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty


BUS TOURS BRANSON. Christmas Show Tour, Nov. 29-Dec. 5, $650 pp. Includes transportation, hotels & most meals. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Cherry Blossom Time, Mar 26-29. Only $425 pp. NIAGARA FALLS & TORONTO - June 21-25, $499 pp. CincyGroupTravel, 513-245-9992

DESTIN. New, furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo, golf, pools, dazzling Gulf view. Available weekly Sept/Oct.; monthly Nov/Dec. 30% off! 513-561-4683 Visit or EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

TENNESSEE BROWN COUNTY Be renewed by fall’s magnificent colors! Delight your family with a visit to Indiana’s autumn haven and family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118

NORTH CAROLINA SEBRING - Winner’s Nest In the ! of Florida, near 6 golf cours es! 3BR, 2BA, fully equip duplex incls washer/dryer, 2 car garage. Available daily, weekly or monthly. For rates & availability 863-557-4717


1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES SIESTA KEY Condos 2 & 3 bedrm, 2 bath, directly on world-famous Crescent Beach. Owner offers Great Fall Specials thru November! 847-931-9113

HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1BR, 1BA condo on beach near Coligny. Sleeps six. Great Reduced Rates! Sept-Oct and March-May, $550/wk; Nov-Feb, $400/wk or $900/mo. Call local owner, 513-829-5099

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