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Farmers market is on the move

New location at Harvest Home Park means year-round operation By Jennie Key

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Get in the Halloween spirit by visiting CincinnatiMoms and entering the online Halloween Photo Contest. You can enter in three categories: Best Baby/Toddler; Best Kids; Best Adult. Deadline for entries is Sunday, Oct. 17, at 11:59 p.m. and voting will begin Monday, Oct. 18, at 9 a.m. To enter the contest and for official rules, visit the Contests page on CincinnatiMoms

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market founder Mary Hutten says after a successful first season at Joy Community Church in Monfort Heights, the market management team has decided to offer a year-round market instead of closing in the fall. The market is moving to Harvest Home Park at 3961 North Bend Road. Barb Piatt, a member of the marketing team, says opening day at the new location will be Friday, Oct. 15. Hutten says The Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market will be one of the few year-round markets in the region. And she is hoping the new location and the year-round schedule will mean more vendors and more customers. “Harvest Home offers a perfect setting for a year-round market,” Hutten said. “It has everything: picnic tables, mature trees, a paved and shaded market area, and even a playground for the little ones.” She says as the weather turns cold the market will move indoors.


Home processed pickles and peppers are featured in the Romans Family booth at the Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market. The market moves to Harvest Home Park this month.


Annie Eckstein arranges produce from the Prairie Winds Farm at her booth at the Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market. The market moves to Harvest Home Park this month. One thing isn’t changing – Hutten’s passion for natural food. Shoppers will be able to purchase both locally grown food items and craft items made by local artisans. “All fruits and vegetables sold at the farmers market are grown without the use of synthetic chemicals,” she says. “And I like the idea of putting the money for my food directly into the hands of the people who did the work to grow it.” Other vendors at the market offer breads, cheeses, jams, pesto, pickles, relishes, homemade sweets, local honey, brown eggs from pastured chickens, a variety of meats form pastured animals, fresh herbs and plants, mohair yarn, quilted items, homemade soaps, candles, jewelry, homemade doggie treats, Native American style handmade flutes, and a variety of other goods. Caroline Statkus, Cheviot’s economic development director, says one of the strategies city leaders identified for improving business in the

city was to attract a farmer’s market to the community. “We are delighted,” she says. “How can you not have a farmer’s market at a place called Harvest Home?” Statkus says Harvest Home Park should provide a pleasant atmosphere for shopping. Customers can wander throughout the park grounds after filling their bags with produce, and children can putter around on the park’s playground while their parents shop. “It will be a good place for socializing as well,” she said. “I think they will be a great addition to the city of Cheviot.” The market will continue to be open on Fridays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Nov. 19. The winter schedule has not been set yet, but once those dates are determined, they will be posted on the market’s website at Kurt Backscheider contributed to this story.

Colerain weighs public access options By Jennie Key

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Colerain Township is pondering the best vehicle to make public meetings available to the public. Trustee Joseph Wolterman suggested the township look around at all its options for public access at the Aug. 10 board meeting. His fellow trustees agreed and directed Administrator David Foglesong to assemble information so the board can decide whether to continue with Cincyscape, move to a different provider or provide video of the meetings in-house. The township is finishing a two-year contract with WKRC’s Cincyscape at a cost of $55,000 annually. Foglesong reported in Septbember that the cost of providing the service in house was the lowest of the options. He got quotes from three outside vendors. Cincyscape would continue the service at the same cost: $55,000 annually. Waycross Community Media gave the township a price of $100,000 for two years. Chip Berquist, executive director of Waycross, recommended the township install a three-camera system of robotic cameras in the Trustee chambers, which would

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Vidoegraphers from Cincyscape attend Colerain Township meetings and events then edit the recordings before posting them online for viewing. add $25,000 to $30,000 to the cost. The bid from the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission said the township would pay an annual cost of 2 percent of the franchise fees collected from Time Warner. Foglesong said that in 2009 that would have cost the township $228,000 annually. Josh Campbell, information technology director for Colerain Township, estimated the cost of providing public access to meetings in-house to be about $24,000 annually.

He indicated the first year would cost about $36,000 because the township would have to buy some equipment and expand its bandwidth to host the videos. “The one piece I cannot begin to estimate would be my time to get all of this set up and working,” he said. “We would then just develop the process of sending hard copies to Time Warner to be put on the local channels they have set up.” Foglesong said at the Sept. 28 Colerain Township trustees meet-

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Cincyscape provides videographers to record township meetings, prepares them for viewing and posts the meetings online. The contract with Colerain Township also calls for Cincyscape to provide streaming video of special events, such as the Fourth of July Spectacular and the Taste of Colerain. In addition, Colerain Township Zoning Commission meetings and Colerain Township Board of Zoning Appeals meetings will be available online as well. Deerfield Township and Sycamore Township already use the Web channel. Residents can access and click on the community tab they are interested in to see available webcasts for that community.

ing the township can extend its contract with Cincyscape by six months for $25,000 if the board is unable to make a decision before the contract runs out. Trustees discussed the contract in executive session following the meeting but did not take action. The board is expected to continue the discussion at the next regularly scheduled board of trustees meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road.


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Northwest homecoming is Oct. 8 By Jennie Key

The Northwest Knights are going clubbing to celebrate Homecoming this year. Knight Club is the theme of the 2010 Northwest High School Homecoming. The school celebrates with a parade and football game on Friday, Oct. 8, followed by the traditional homecoming dance in the school gym on Saturday, Oct. 9. Preceding the weekend celebration will be a week of student events, according to Shannon Bowling, who is an adviser to the Student Senate along with teacher Patty Daily. On Monday, Bowling says students planned to paint class windows in the cafeteria. At lunch, a DJ will provide music. Students will spend some time out of uniform during the week leading up to homecoming.


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Green Twp. resident wants protection from trustee A Green Township resident has filed for a protection order against a township trustee. Gary L. Dressler of Sidney Road filed for the order in Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. A hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in front of visiting Judge Richard Niehaus, according to the clerk of courts. Dressler is alleging that Trustee Tony Upton grabbed him on May 24. A hearing in Common Pleas court on July 22 on a simi-

On Tuesday, it’s Security Day; students planned to wear black, emulating bouncers at nightclubs. Wednesday is Hiding from Paparazzi Day, with sunglasses and hats helping students disguise themselves. On Thursday, students will don neon colors for Glow Stick Day. And on Friday, it’s the traditional school color day: freshmen wear white, sophomores wear blue, juniors wear gold and seniors will sport all three school colors. Homecoming chairwoman Phyllis Neal says the parade will line up at

5:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in the parking lot behind the North Central Library on Civic Center Drive. The parade starts at 6 p.m., and should be at the high school, 10761 Pippin Road, by 7 p.m. The Homecoming Football Game against the Ross Rams is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced during half-time activities. The Northwest High School Homecoming weekend finishes up with the Homecoming Dance from 8 to 11:30 p.m. in the school gym.

Mercy Health Partners will break ground Oct. 21 on its new Green Township hospital on North Bend Road in Monfort Heights. The company said the 550,000-square-foot hospital will open in 2013 with 250 beds and 2,000 employees, plus new services in open heart surgery, cancer care and maternity. When it opens, Mercy will close its hospitals in Mount Airy and Westwood, both within five miles of the new site. Staff from those hospitals will have the chance to

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ipation in Green Township trustees meeting.� That order is in effect until the Oct. 6 hearing. The filing asks that Upton be ordered not to come within 20 feet of Dressler. At least three judges have disqualified themselves from hearing the case. Upton is a former Hamilton County bailiff. Dressler has subpoenaed three people, including Community Press Reporter Kurt Backscheider, to the hearing.

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lar motion by Dressler was dismissed. Dressler made the latest filing after he saw a stuffed bear, wearing handcuffs and a holster with Dressler’s name on it, in the township administrator’s office. At the Sept. 13 township trustee meeting, Upton admitted he was responsible for the bear. Dressler obtained a temporary order against Upton on Sept. 22, which stated that “Tony Upton not harass or otherwise preclude Gary Dressler’s partic-

transfer to the new location. Mercy has said it will keep some medical services available in those neighborhoods. “The new hospital will increase the medical services available on the West Side,� Mercy President Jim May said in a statement. The hospital campus will include green zones to buffer existing neighborhoods from the new hospital. Landscaping is planned to create a park-like atmosphere that will include a community green space and walking and biking trails. Plans for the new hospital began two years ago, shortly after May became CEO of Mercy. “Our focus is to ensure that Mercy Health Partners is the trusted choice for quality health care through-

out the region,� said May. Mercy played a key role in helping its parent organization, Catholic Health Partners, achieve a top 10 ranking among health systems across the U.S. from Thompson Reuters for the second year in a row. According to May, “the top 10 rating shows the standard of quality care that we have been building during recent years, along with Catholic Health Partners. The new hospital is part of our continuing commitment to our patients.� The new Mercy Hospital will include: comprehensive heart care with open heart surgery; cancer center; orthopedics center; women’s health center; neurology services; and OB/maternity To learn more visit

Tournament crowns future heroes The first Future Heroes Softball Tournament, hosted by the Young Marines of Cincinnati, will be 12:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Haubner Field, 3649 Whiteoak Drive, in White Oak. Local youth organizations will battle it out to win the Future Heroes of Cincinnati Softball trophy. The final game will played by the staff of each organization in a “skirt game.� The entrance fee is $1 per person. There will also be a silent auction during game play. Take off the ball cap and put on your bidding cap for this great fundraiser. Location: Food and drinks can be purchased at the concession

stand. Ice cream, soda, hot dogs, hamburgers, brats, etc. For more information, go to The Young Marines are sponsored by the Marine Corps League and are a non-profit organization. Active duty and retired Marines mentor the children and give them instruction on how to become leaders within their peer groups. They teach them that it is OK to resist drugs, respect their parents, respect others and respect themselves. They give these kids a sense of accomplishment when they graduate from boot camp and earn rank and ribbons.

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Carvers Guild set to show and tell Oct. 9, 10 By Heidi Fallon

The exquisite, the whimsical and everything in between will be on display at the 39th annual Cincinnati Carvers Guild Woodcarving Show Oct. 9 and 10. The show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Monfort Heights. “People can talk with carvers and learn more about it, see the displays, watch demonstrations and buy tools,” said John Broughton, the Kentucky Guild member in charge of the show. A 20-year member of the guild and its past president, Broughton learned the art of carving from his father. “I find it relaxing and enjoyable to see something you’ve created,” he said while arranging an array of his projects. Those projects include not only carving but examples of wood turning and burning. He’s particularly proud of a piece of cypress root he fashioned into an intricately carved face. Broughton also points to what he calls a ball in a box that earned him a first-place ribbon at a recent show near Cleveland. Mike Boback, College Hill, does most of his woodcarving at the Springfield Township Senior/Communi-


John Broughton, left, and Mike Boback look closely at the wood chain Broughton is carving, with examples of their work scattered on a table at the Springfield Township Senior/Community Center where Boback does a lot of his creative carving. HEIDI FALLON/STAFF

John Broughton arranges a sampling of his work that includes both wood carving, turning and burning. Examples of all aspects of woodworking will be on display at the Oct. 9-10 woodcarving show at Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road.

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This mountain lion on the prowl atop the piece of red cedar carver Mike Boback fished from the Little Miami River is an example of the types of art work on display at the Oct. 9-10 Cincinnati Carvers Guild show. ty Center. Like Broughton, Boback said he finds carving relaxing, whether he’s fashioning a moose dressed for work complete with a tie, or a mountain lion about to pounce from atop a piece of cedar Boback fished from the Little Miami River. “The show isn’t so much about selling items as it is displaying all the magnificent art work and teaching

people about carving,” Boback said. With an estimated 60 carvers on hand for the show, Broughton said most will have things to sell. Admission to the show is $4. It’s free for children younger than 12, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform, and military in uniform. All of the proceeds will go to the Neediest Kids of All.

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Cincinnati Walks for Kids is Oct. 16


Morgan Hughes, her grandmother, Sherry Kalous, Melissa Hughes and Riley Hughes attended last year’s Cincinnati Walks for Kids event and their family will be walking again this year.

For the fifth time, the Hughes family of Colerain will participate in Cincinnati Walks for Kids benefiting Cincinnati Children’s. The event – which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year – is set for Saturday, Oct. 16, at Coney Island. Melissa and Rob Hughes walk to give back to the medical center that has made such a profound impact on their lives. The family first visited Cincinnati Children’s when their oldest daughter, Morgan, was 3 months old.

More information For more information about Cincinnati Walks for Kids, or to register or support a walker, visit www.cincinnatichildrens. org/walk or call 513-636-2941 Melissa noticed Morgan, now 8, had trouble seeing and went to Cincinnati Children’s to learn more. Morgan was diagnosed with a rare eye condition, thick corneas and glaucoma. Working with the Hughes family, the doctors, nurses and staff at Cincinnati

Fundraiser will build clean water well By Jennie Key

Water is one of life’s most basic needs. Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to safe, clean water.

That’s one in eight people. Ninety percent of the 42,000 deaths that occur each week because of unclean water are children under 5. “That’s just unacceptable,” says Colerain Town-


GROWING INTEREST IN SENIOR HOUSING There’s growing interest in homes specifically designed for buyers older than age 55, according to a report from the National Association of Home Builders. Builders and Realtors are reporting increases in traffic of prospective buyers at open houses of homes offering unique design features needed by the over-55 market. The volume of sales of these homes is still low, but interest by prospects is accelerating. “A strong and growing number of retirees and empty-nest households are interested in either downsizing or moving to a more user-friendly home, especially if it’s near their existing community,” said David Crowe, NAHB’s chief economist. “But the current market still presents significant obstacles to homeowners who need to sell an existing home before buying a more appropriate one. That’s holding many mature consumers from moving.” Despite the slower market conditions, builders and Realtors who specialize in this housing sector are seeing more prospective buyers coming through their doors. “With the return of a more stable, healthier housing market, the pent-up demand for housing with the features and amenities that appeal to Baby Boomers will keep builders in this sector busy for years to come,” Crowe said. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 29 years and is a Certified Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation. For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, contact Mark Schupp at Star One Realtors. Please call me at 385-0900 (office) or 385-0035 (home) or visit my website:

ship resident Sarah Smoker. And she’s willing to do something about it. Her church, Vineyard Church Northwest, is sponsoring a two-day yard sale to help bring clean water to an African village by building a well. Ray Strecker, pastor of compassion ministries for the church, said the church’s awareness of poverty and justice issues has mushroomed following a class centered on “The Hole in Our Gospel” by Richard E. Stearns, the president of World Vision. Strecker said the book addresses the church’s lack of response to many issues including AIDS, the lack of clean water, children starving and dying of preventable disease, for example.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 CTBA Breakfast Meeting YMCA Update/ Fall Beautification Awards Location: YMCA (Cheviot Rd) Time: 8:00am - 9:00am Cost: Free

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Want to help? The Vineyard Church Northwest is currently collecting items to sell, You can drop items off at the church at the following times: • 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturaday, Oct. 9 • 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 • 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 • 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. If you need help getting items to the church, e-mail or call 385-4888, ext. 106, so the church can schedule a pickup. Volunteers are also needed to help with pickup, sorting, helping at the sale and cleanup. E-mail to sign up. ted to building a well. They hope it will be in a village they can partner with and sponsor through Children’s HopeChest. Wells are $5,000 to $10,000 which is beyond the ability for most families to give, Strecker said. The church is hoping to work together with the community to help. People can donate items for the yard sale or make donations to

the well fund. Or they can just come shop the sale. The yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16, at the church, 9165 Road. The sale will go on rain or shine. Smoker said she hopes the sale brings attention to a need. “A lot of people don’t realize this is a problem,” she said.

ing poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more. New this year – submit reviews of your favorite books online. Teens are invited to submit reviews of their favorite books on the Library's website, www. The teen that submits the most reviews will win an awesome prize. Monster Madness is the public library’s ninth annual Teen Photography Contest. Through Oct. 31, teens are invited to participate in the library's Teen Photography Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library and Chipotle Mexican Grill. This year's Monster Madness theme calls for teens to creatively capture the heart of Halloween on camera – from ghosts to vampires and every creature in between! Winners will receive a

gift card courtesy of Chipotle. For entry information go to Here are some events at nearby branch libraries. • Cheviot Branch Library, 3711 Robb Ave.; 3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, Guitar Hero for ages 12-18, sponsored by the Kersten Fund. Call 3696015 for information. • Groesbeck Branch Library, 2994 W. Galbraith Road, Wednesday, Oct. 20, Wrestlemania Reading Challenge Project. Form a tag team of your favorite character from literature and your favorite WWE Superstar, and describe and/or illustrate on an 8 inch by 11 inch piece of paper the strategy you would use to defeat the current WWE Tag Team Champions. It is for ages 12-18 and registration is recommended. Call 369-

4454 for information. • Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave.; 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, Fear Factor. How brave are you when it comes to eating weird and gross food? Give it your best shot and be the Halloween Fear Factor winner. And celebrate Teen Read Week with Books with Beets. Ages 12-18. Sponsored by the Kersten Fund. Registration is required. Call 369-4474 for information. • Groesbeck Branch Library, 2994 W. Galbraith Road; 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, RockBand-a-thon. Celebrate Teen Read Week Books with Beat by participating in a Rock Band tournament. Ages 12-18. Registration is recommended. Call 369-4454 for information.

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surgeries at Cincinnati Children’s, Riley, now 5, walks most of the route with her family each year at Cincinnati Walks for Kids. Registration for the walk will be held between 8:30 and 10 a.m., with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. There is no registration fee to participate. Each walker is simply asked to raise at least $25. Any walker who raises $25 or more will receive a Cincinnati Walks for Kids T-shirt. Activities for the children will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Smoker visited Uganda last fall with Children’s HopeChest and saw firsthand the impact clean water can have on a village. “We saw children drinking water we wouldn’t give to an animal,” she said. Her friends Ben and Amy Savage adopted a child, Tariku, from Ethiopia. His little brother died at the age of 1 because of dirty water. “A well can have such an impact,” she said. “Women and children no longer have to spend all day hauling water, so they can go to school or work. “The health issues are addressed. It affects the entire village. And it’s relatively inexpensive: $20 will provide clean water for one person for 20 years.” So the church is commit-

Children’s have given Morgan the gift of sight. The journey with Cincinnati Children’s does not end there for the Hughes family. Riley, their youngest daughter, was diagnosed with a heart defect and was taken to Cincinnati Children’s immediately after birth. “I knew the staff at Cincinnati Children’s and knew Riley would be in good hands,” Melissa said. “It was easier to watch her leave knowing where she was going.” Because of life-saving

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News Hamilton County property owners will again be able to see what they will pay in taxes if proposed levies on the ballot on Tuesday, November 2 in their taxing districts are passed. County Auditor Dusty Rhodes has added specific information on new levies on his website www.hcauditor. org. By accessing their property record, homeowners can go to the Levy Info tab on their main page to see the effect of new levies if passed based on their property’s current value. “This is vital information which allows voters to see what they will pay if new tax levies are approved,” said Rhodes. “It is all a part of holding government accountable to the people who pay for it,” he added.

Turkey dinner

St. Paul United Church of Christ on Old Blue Rock Road is sponsoring a turkey dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the church, 5312 Old Blue Rock Road. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dressing, rolls and dessert. Cost is $9.25 for adults, $4 for youngsters under 10 and carry-out is available. A king/queen size quilt will be raffled off. Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. There will also be a craft boutique featuring Christmas and other holiday crafts.

Mobile mammography

The Jewish Hospital mobile mammography unit will be at Kroger, 9690 Colerain Ave., Wednesday, Oct. 27. Most appointments are available between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The American Cancer

Society recommends that women have a mammogram every year starting at age 40. Screening mammograms are covered by most insurance carriers. For best coverage, patients should verify that The Jewish Hospital is an in-network provider. Financial assistance programs are available for women who are uninsured and underinsured. Call 6863310 for financial information. Appointments are necessary for the mammograms and can be made by calling 686-3300.

Immigration discussion

St. Ann’s Parish Groesbeck and the Advocates for Justice Parish Collaborative are presenting “Immigration Reform: Perspectives,” a panel discussion on Immigration Reform. The discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at St. Ann’s Church, 2900 W. Galbraith Road. The panelists will present various aspects of immigration, the economics of immigration, and problems facing immigrants today. The session will discuss the economic and legal challenges facing the country and lawmakers in creating an immigration bill. For more information contact Diane Ferrier, 729-2810.

GOP club meets

The Colerain Republican Club has changed its meeting. It will not meet on Oct. 7, but will meet on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. The meeting begins with social at 7 p.m. A pizza dinner is available for $1 suggested contribution. The featured speakers will be Republican candidates on

the November ballot who will discuss their platforms and priorities. RSVP to Michael Harlow by calling 741-7901 or e-mail

Bunco Night

The Colerain Township Citizens Police Academy presents a fundraiser to buy a new padded suit for training at the police department. The evening is at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. The $15 admission includes Bunco, beer, pop, snacks, door prizes and Split the Pot raffle. Call Ed or Nancy at 2456600 for information.

Black Walnut weekend

Black Walnut Weekend returns to Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, Oct. 17. Visitors can celebrate autumn’s walnut harvest with food samples, hikes, crafts and games. Sample foods include sandwich spread, ice cream and cookies prepared with the robust flavor of walnut. Visitors can also join a nut and tree hike through the park at the top of each hour each day. There will be several crafts and games, as well as a chance to bring or buy a 100 percent cotton garment to dye in a walnut bath. A husking machine will be available where whole nuts brought from home – small quantities up to 1 pounds – can be husked for a fee.

Shelled nuts will also be available for purchase. Jake Speed & The Freddies will also perform on Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Black Walnut Weekend is free and open to the public. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the park. For additional information, interested individuals should call 521-7275 or visit

completing and returning a form to receive a $5 gift certificate redeemable for park activities. Permits are available at all visitor centers, ranger stations, golf courses, boathouses, park entrance booths and online at Call 521-7275 or visit

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Prep classes

McAuley High School will offer a five-week high school entrance test prep class to current eighth-grade girls on five consecutive Saturdays, from 10 a.m.- noon, beginning Saturday, Oct. 16, with the final class on Nov. 13. The high school entrance test will be administered at McAuley from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. The cost for this 10-hour program is $60 and registration is by mail only. Downloadable registration forms are available on the home page of McAuley’s website: For more information, contact assistant principal Connie Kampschmidt at 6811800, ext. 1125.


Park permits

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Federal aid coming to schools Community Press Staff Report School officials throughout Ohio learned recently how much and how soon they’ll likely receive a total of $361 million in new federal education jobs money. In total, the Congress approved $10 billion in extra funding to support educators’ jobs nationwide, with proponents claiming it will stave off firings and layoffs for hundreds of thousands of teachers and other school professionals. A July report from the Center on Education Policy, an independent education research group, found that 75 percent of school districts that received federal stimulus funds expected to cut teaching positions in the upcoming school year. But school officials here have said the money may come too late to significantly change staffing levels for the current school year. Most of the money will likely help them avoid or reduce layoffs for the next school year. Some say they’re not appropriating funds they don’t yet have in hand. A few districts said they’ll use the funds to hire educators who will offset large class sizes or provide specialized instruction for

Checks in the mail

Cincinnati City . . . . . . . . $ 4,631,900 College Hill Leadership Academy . . . . . . . . . . . $ 22,190 Finneytown Local . . . . . . . $ 298,334 Hamilton City. . . . . . . . . $ 2,709,483 Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . . $ 973,260 Mt. Healthy Prep & Fitness . $ 80,675 North College Hill . . . . . . . $ 387,969 Northwest . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,377,201 Oak Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,308,139 Three Rivers. . . . . . . . . . . $ 187,657 Winton Woods City . . . . . . $ 640,271 Source: Ohio Dept. of Education students. Mount Healthy will receive an estimated $973,000 from the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act. The district plans to use the funds to rehire some of its laid-off teachers now, said David Horine, superintendent. “We are looking at probably rehiring at least a couple teachers right away,” he said. “As long as we have the need and space, it is not too late to add staff.” Horine said enrollment rose by about 100 students after school began, necessitating additional teachers. He said the district will likely rehire two bus drivers for this year as well.

The Northwest Local School District estimates it will receive an estimated $1.3 million from the federal funds. Superintendent Rick Glatfelter said his district plans to hold on to the money until it is clear what the next state biennium budget will bring. “We may need those funds, if they come, to save teacher jobs if there are state cuts,” he said. Glatfelter says the district has followed a policy of staffing closely to the projected need. “Now that we have established that practice, we also face the possibility that we may need to add staff. This year we added two or three teachers.” Cincinnati schools, which is facing a $20 million to $30 million deficit next year, may get $4.6 million. District officials said they may hire teachers this year, but most will be saved for next year. Deborah Delisle, Ohio’s superintendent of public instruction, has said the amounts are estimates which could change by November, after enrollment counts in October. The money must be used by schools and districts by Sept. 30, 2012. Gannett News Service contributed to this report.

SCHOOL NOTES Roger Bacon High School

St. James School

Nineteen students at Roger Bacon High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievement on advanced placement exams. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams. Qualifying for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more exams with scores of 3 or higher were 2010 graduates Katherine Groh of Springfield Township, Francis Kolis of Springfield Township and Matthew Lape of White Oak. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million students worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award.

St. James School was recently awarded two $1,000 Learning Links grants from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. The grant money will be used to purchase science equipment for the school’s brand new science lab. One grant will be used to purchase an Earth Science LabQuest package. The second grant will be used to purchase a Physiology LabQuest package. Both packages include a stand-alone interface computer. The system can be attached to probes that monitor various things. For the physiology probes, students will be able to monitor EKG, heart rate, surface temperature, blood pressure, grip strength, lung volume and oxygen levels. The earth science package will allow students to monitor things such as

light, pH, voltage and motion. The equipment can be used for hundreds of different experiments. The purchases are part of an overall effort to make the school a leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

St. Xavier High School

Senior Andrew Goldschmidt is among the school’s 13 National Merit semifinalists. NMS semifinalists represent the top 1 percent of more than 1.5 million students from 22,000-plus American high schools. Semifinalists are chosen based on PSAT scores after testing in the junior year.


McAuley High School seniors Amanda Rapien, left, and Justine Junker were named National Merit Commended Students.

Two McAuley HS seniors commended Two McAuley Hugh School seniors have been named National Merit Commended Students. Justine Junker and Amanda Rapien are among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students in the United States who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in October 2009. Junker, the daughter of Brandt and Joan Junker of Monfort Heights, plans to major in biochemistry in college. At McAuley, she is active in the Ambassadors

Club, Women In Medicine, Drama Club, GOLD Club, Key Club, Outdoor Adventure Club and National Honor Society. She also works part-time at the Hair Management Salon. Rapien, the daughter of Mike and Jeanine Rapien of Mount Healthy, would like to major in either graphic design or interactive media in college. She plays volleyball and softball for McAuley, and is an active member of the Key Club, Recycling Crew and National Honor Society.


The following students were named to the summer quarter dean’s list at the University of Cincinnati: Kristen Abercrombie, David Adams, Jeffrey Akins, Hizam Akkawi, John Ariosa, Ryan Arthur, John Asquith, Andrew Bachman, Jennifer Bartz, Sara Baumgartner, Fawn Baxter, Mitchell Beckman, Janel Bergen, Alexander Betsch, Michael Brinck, Michelle Brinck, Samantha Brockfield, Nicole Bruckmann, Courtney Brunsman, Angelina Bunch, Kathryn Buresh, Scott Buschelman, Brett Buttelwerth, Erin Carpenter, Brandon Clark, Francis Collins, Melissa Davis, Caroline Dektas, Dan Ding, Edward Disi, Christopher Dooros, Lorain Drais, Kelly Duncan, Paige Dunn, Fauzia Ellis, Nicholas Engel, Christopher Etter-Millard, Felicia Farmer, Crystal Fields, Kara Forcellini, Jessica Fulmer, Katie Furr, Lindsay Gabbard, Andrea Gaige, Samuel Gaston, Russell Gatermann, Samuel George, Kevin Gibboney, Amy Grider, Mark Grooms, Souleymane Gueye, Brian Hadley, Bryan Hafertepe, Jennifer Hall, Thomas Hanson, Lindsey Harris, Hannah Hasson, Megan Hathaway, Valerie Heimkreiter, Lauren Hicks, Jacqueline Hines, Jason Hoffman, Chad Howell, Megan Huysman, Brooke Jacobs, Michael Jaeger, Adam Jonovski, Ann Junker, Suzanne Junker, Paige Kapelis, Ben Katterjohn, Molly Kenton, Sarah Kern, Susan Kisker Hadley, Kelly Knapke, David Kohli, Evie Kontopos, Quentin Koopman, Emily Laird, Constance Landrum, Kara Lewnard, Gregory Light, Jennifer Looby, Timothy Lynch, Michael Mahon, Andrew Marck, Cathy Matthews, Michael Matthews, Adam May, Kara May, Nathan Mays, Joshua McGoron, Emmanuel Mensah, Catherine Meter, Rebecca Miller, Mackenzie Mitchel,

David Moya, Inha Mukha, Jacob Murphy, Paul Neal, McKenzie Neale, Keith Needham, Kyle Nullmeier, Eric Opoku, Deborah Orth, Katie Pelicano, Lacey Perkins, Benita Perry, Ashley Persohn, Elicia Pillion, Joseph Porter, Amanda Prasse, Rebecca Rauf, Daniel Reed, Michael Rehbaum, Lara Reid, Ashley Riesenberg, Benjamin Robers, Craig Rodenhauser, Benjamin Roemer, Jordan Rolfes, Jessica Rudolf, Samuel Rudolf, Kristen Ruffing, Ashley Runck, Lauren Schmitz, Amanda Schott, Scott Schuster, Ryan Schwambargar, Jeremiah Seibert, Detta Shaw, Britton Sherman, Melanie Siciliano, Patricia Simpson, Ryan Slattery, Tomasino Sloan, Lee Southwood, Kathleen Spencer, Laura Stoehr, Emily Sutthoff, Cheick Tall, Kelly Taylor, Raymond Tensing, Becky Lynn Mosc Trippel, Emily Villavicencio, Kelly Volz, Michelle Vorderbrueggen, Akshata Wadekar, Anthony Wagner, Jasma Warner, Aida Watson, Bailey Weaver, Daniel Weber, Jaime Weckenbrock, Joseph Weddendorf, Annetta Weimer, Elishia Wetzstein, Alexander White, Jillian Wiebell, Sharon Wiesman, Dawit Woldemariam, Susan Wolterman, Belinda Woods, Andrea Wortham, Patricia Wortman, Maura Wottreng, Amber Young, Samuel Young and Daniel Zerhusen.


The following students graduated from the University of Cincinnati following the summer quarter: Hizam Akkawi, bachelor of business administration; Shirley Ayarkwah, associate of applied science; Laura Bantel, doctor of physical therapy; Corey Beasley, bachelor of science; Candice Bridge, associate of applied sci-

ence; Cybil Brown, master of education; Stephen Burrell, associate of applied science; Kristin Carlson, bachelor of science; Matalee Carpenter, associate of arts; Nicholas Casch, bachelor of science; Megan Covey, associate of applied science; Erin Crisp, associate of applied science; Edward Disi, bachelor of science in information technology; Flora Fanegan, bachelor of science in education; Annie Forney, bachelor of business administration; William Frigge, master of science; Lakisha Hammond, bachelor of science in nursing; Thomas Hanson, bachelor of science in industrial management; Zachary Hardison, bachelor of arts; Michelle Henlein, bachelor of science; Joel Hippert, master of education; Michael Holiday, master of science; Bradley Humphries, bachelor of business administration; Latrina Hyde, associate of applied science; Brooke Jacobs, bachelor of science; Marsha Jenkins, bachelor of arts; Mahogany Kincaid, bachelor of arts; Michael Krommer, bachelor of arts; David Lux, associate of applied science; Martin W. Mack, master of science; Ramon Martinez, master of science; Brittany McGinnis, associate of science; Brian Murphy, doctor of philosophy; Kristen Murphy, bachelor of science; William Newton, associate of arts; Gbolahan Okunade, master of science;


Teacher of the Year

St. James School kindergarten teacher Sue Zapf has been named the school’s Teacher of the Year. To be considered, a teacher must have been teaching in a Catholic school for at least 10 years, have a clear, integrated philosophy of Catholic education and be held in high regard by peers, students and parents. Zapf has taught kindergarten for 11 years of her 17 years as a teacher, having also taught second grade. She will now be considered for the National Catholic Educator of the Year award.

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The week at Colerain

• The Colerain boys’ soccer team tied 0-0 with Ryle, Sept. 25. Colerain’s Mitch Revetta made 11 saves. Sycamore beat Colerain 51, Sept. 28. Mitch Stehlin scored for Colerain. On Sept. 30, Colerain shut out Middletown 6-0. Colerain’s Mitch Revetta made six saves; Ricco Hanson scored two goals; and Kevin Walker, Damani Storms, Ben Mikkleson and Mitch Stehlin scored one goal each. • In girls’ soccer, Colerain beat Ryle 2-1, Sept. 25. Colerain’s Julia Flagge-Echols scored Colerain’s goals. Sycamore beat Colerain 10, Sept. 28. On Sept. 30, the girls shut out Middletown 5-0. Colerain’s Kaitlen Yeary made two saves, Rachel Alvis scored three goals, and Samantha Work and Abby Feuchter scored one goal each. • In girls’ golf, Oak Hills beat Colerain 173-188, Sept. 28. On Sept. 30, Colerain beat Princeton 177-247. Colerain’s Taylor smith medaled with 3 over par 39 on the East course of Glenview. • The Colerain girls’ tennis team lost 3-2 to Harrison, Sept. 28. Colerain’s Feldman beat Hotopp 6-2, 6-1; Julie Thinnes and Maryellen Brandie beat May and Biggs 6-2, 6-4.

The week at Northwest

• In boys’ golf, Northwest beat Winton Woods 181-208, Sept. 27. Northwest’s John Lehmkuhl medaled with 7 over par 42 on the back nine of the Mill. In the FAVC Championship, Sept. 28, Northwest placed third with a score of 378. The Princeton boys’ golf team beat Northwest 164194, Sept. 30. • The Northwest boys’ soccer team lost 3-2 to Middletown, Sept. 25. On Sept. 30, Northwest lost 3-0 to Norwood. • In volleyball, Northwest lost to Middletown 25-23, 2725, 25-16, Sept. 17. On Sept. 28, Northwest lost to Harrison 25-13, 25-11, 25-9. On Sept. 30, Northwest lost to Ross 25-23, 25-18, 1625, 25-20. • In girls’ soccer, Northwest tied 2-2 with Norwood, Sept. 28. Northwest’s Nefertiti Robinson and Kiara Eliott scored. In girls’ golf on Sept. 29, Northwest lost to Harrison 160-194. • The Northwest girls’ tennis team placed fifth with a score of 20 in the FAVC West Tournament, Sept. 29. • In girls’ golf on Sept. 30, Loveland beat Northwest 158-187.

The week at McAuley

• The McAuley soccer team tied 0-0 with Sycamore, Sept. 25. McAuley’s Jen Fern made five saves. On Sept. 27, McAuley tied 0-0 with Madeira. McAuley’s Jen Fern made seven. On Sept. 29, St. Ursula shut out McAuley 4-0. • In tennis, McAuley placed second in the Flight E. Coaches’ Classic, Sept. 25. McAuley’s Andrea Heckle beat Walnut Hills’ L. Lassiter 6-2, 6-4 in third single finals; and Jennifer Rosenacker and Nikki Emig beat Turpin’s M. Geibel and K. Sanadi 6-3, 6-0 in second doubles finals. On Sept. 28, Ursuline B beat McAuley 5-0. cpohiosports

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Knights still hope for .500 season By Tony Meale

Northwest High School head football coach Chad Murphy is trying to be patient. The first-year coach knew that changing the culture at Northwest, which hasn’t had a winning season since 1990, wouldn’t be easy. And he knew it might not occur right away. “It’s not going to happen overnight,” he said. “But overall, the concepts are there. We’re reinforcing the positives.” Murphy’s goal at the outset of the season was a winning record. The Knights, which started 1-0 and 2-1, have lost three straight – albeit to tough opponents – and are 2-4 (01). The first of those three losses was to Turpin, ranked No. 2 in the city in Divisions II-VI. Northwest had leads of 7-0 and 14-7 before allowing 41 unanswered points in the 48-21 loss Sept. 17. “In the first quarter, we proved we can play with the best of Division II in the city,” Murphy said. “When we’re hitting on all cylinders and playing every play, we can play with some people.” But the following week against Anderson, ranked No. 5 in the city in Division I, Northwest trailed 45-0 through three quarters and lost 45-7. Murphy was not pleased with his team’s effort. “I wanted to see more fight that game,” he said.

High school football Week 6

Colerain 49, Lakota East 17

Cardinals senior quarterback Tyler Williams rushed 17 times for 180 yards and three touchdowns, while sophomore Chris Davis added 10 carries for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Also scoring were Dustin Smith and Chris Mimes. Curtis Jester added 14 carries for 72 yards. Colerain had 500 yards of offense, all of which came on the ground. Defensively, the Cardinals allowed only 199 yards. Andrew Smith and Corey Lozier each recovered a fumble, and Trae Clark recorded a sack. Colerain (6-0, 3-0) hosts Hamilton (4-2, 2-1) Oct. 8.

La Salle 33, Walsh Jesuit 13


Northwest High School senior quarterback Cory Cook unloads a pass during a road game against Mount Healthy Oct. 1. The Knights lost 49-20; it was their third consecutive defeat. Against Mount Healthy Oct. 1, the Knights fell behind 14-0 and trailed 287 at halftime; they lost 4920. While Northwest has struggled of late, there have certainly been bright spots. Senior quarterback Cory Cook is second in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Scarlet division with 768 passing yards. “The good thing about Cory is he recognizes we have a lot of athletes and that he doesn’t need to win the game for us,” Murphy said. “He let’s the skill guys makes plays.” Northwest has several of those. Senior Melvin Hunter, who is playing high school football for the first time, leads the FAVC-Scarlet in

receptions (28), receiving yards (456) and receiving touchdowns (six). He is also fifth in yards per catch (16.3). As a junior, Hunter was the FAVC-Scarlet Player of the Year in basketball. “He’s a big part of our defense as well,” Murphy said. Junior running back Ron Turner, meanwhile, is third in the Scarlet in rushing yards (469) and first in yards per carry (7.7). “He’s the kind of guy who can take it the distance every play,” Murphy said. “He’s a hard-nosed kid who has big-play capability.” Other rushing contributors include Ramar Hairston (24 rushes, 143 yards, one touchdown), Jarrett Gibson (17/59), Donald Newell

The Lancers are 6-0 for the first time in school history. They raced out to a 21-0 lead and led 33-7 before Walsh notched a garbage-time touchdown with less than two minutes left in the game. La Salle senior quarterback Drew Kummer threw for 189 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He is second in the Greater Catholic League with 1,028 passing yards. Senior wideouts Rodriguez Coleman and Matt Woeste combined for 10 catches for 150 yards. Senior Brett Wiebell had two catches for 22 yards and a touchdown. Matt Farrell rushed 15 times for 138 yards and a touchdown, while Max Barlag added seven carries for 47 yards and a score. Defensive back Zak Cox recorded an interception. La Salle, which had recorded two straight shutouts, hadn’t allowed a point since Sept. 9.

St. Xavier 35, Elder 10

The Bombers fell behind 10-0 before reeling off 35 unanswered points in their highest-scoring game of the season. Junior tailback Conor Hundley rushed 17 times for 143 yards and three touchdowns, which came on runs of 49, 5 and 28 yards. Defensive back Jake Brodbeck had a 47-yard interception return for a touchdown to give St. X a 14-10 lead. The Bombers allowed 186 yards and held Elder scoreless in the second half. St. X (4-2, 1-1) plays at La Salle (6-0) Oct. 8. (12/109/1) and Jamario Pepper (13/64/1), who is second on the team in receptions (18) and receiving yards (108). Defensively, Murphy has been most impressed with sophomores Rasheen Jones and Ameer Daniels, as well as senior lineman Todd Harrison.

The Knights, which host Ross Oct. 8, must win three of their last four to finish with a non-losing season. They play at Edgewood Oct. 15, host Norwood Oct. 22 and at Talawanda Oct. 29. “The goal is definitely to be .500; that would be all right,” Murphy said. “We’ll see.”

Kummer leads La Salle to best-ever start La Salle High School senior quarterback Drew Kummer led the entire Greater Catholic League in passing as a junior (1,863 yards) and is second as a senior (1,028). He has led the Lancers to their first 60 start since 1992 – the year in which he was born. Here, the Miami of Ohiorecruit talks Lancer football. What made you choose Miami? “It’s close to home – about 25 minutes from my house. The coaches are awesome, and the program is getting a lot better. They’ve already won two games this year, which is one more than they won last year. I love Coach (Michael) Haywood. I love the campus up there. My brother went there and loved it. The business school is wonderful.” What other schools were looking at you? “I was offered by Kent State, Ohio University, Youngstown State, Marshall and Western Michigan.” What makes you so proficient in La Salle’s offense? “This is my third year starting, so I think that helps a lot. Coach (Tom) Grippa does an awesome job with me. He calls plays that go with my ability. He doesn’t run plays that (don’t fit my skill set). And he helps me a lot with film.” What kinds of plays fit


La Salle High School senior quarterback Drew Kummer has led the Lancers, 6-0, to the best start in the school’s 50-year history. your skill set? “I like rolling out a lot. I think I’m good at throwing on the run. And (Coach Grippa has been) helping me a lot with reading coverage. That’s a big thing.” You had 14 passing touchdowns last year, and this year you (already have 14) through (six) games. What’s been the difference for you this season? “Accuracy. A couple of my touchdowns this year, I’ve just thrown a short pass and my receivers took it 60 or 70 yards. So being accurate on every pass and my receivers’ ability to run after the catch is huge.” Looking at the history of the GCL-South, La Salle – compared to the other three schools – has accomplished the least amount of football

success and is usually picked to finish last in the league. Did that in any way affect your decision to attend La Salle? And is it frustrating to play in one of the toughest leagues around and yet have your team be overlooked so often? “No, it’s never really been frustrating. Three of my brothers graduated from here, and this has basically been my home for the last 10 years. I love it here. The coaches are awesome, and you feel like you’re at home. With St. X, I’ve heard people say they feel like little fish in a huge pond. But here, I’m one of the bigger fish in a smaller pond. It’s awesome here.” In the preseason, a lot of people picked La Salle to win the GCL. Did you agree? “I would like to agree with it, but I can’t say yet. I don’t like to predict that stuff. I’d rather show it on the field and see what happens.” Do you feel any pressure? “There’s a little pressure. I’m not going to lie. Our goal this year is to do things that La Salle has never done before. We want to make history at La Salle. We want to be remembered here forever for what we did on the field and off the field. So there’s a little pressure.” Some people think La Salle is off to a good start, but they want to wait and

see how you do against St. X, Elder and Moeller before calling you legit. What is your response to that? “I agree with them. We’ve played some good opponents, but like always, the GCL-South schools are usually the best in the state. And we want to prove to everybody that we can play with them and beat them and that we have the talent and the coaching to be one of the top teams in the state.”

t h e y ’ r e going to be doing every single play.”


Is there a certain league rival that you’re usually most excited to play? “I’d probably say St. X since it’s (the) King of the Road (game) and they’re only a couple miles away.”

We knew Notebook La Salle Tony Meale would be explosive offensively, but the defense has been equally as impres sive. What’s been the difference on that side of the ball? “It’s been all the seniors. We have like eight or nine senior starters on defense. The leadership before this season on defense was awesome. You got (linebacker) Ben (Ingle), you got (linebacker Jayson) Bresnen. They lead the team. They’re the vocal ones.”

Of your remaining games, which one do you think will be the toughest? “I think Moeller. They’re a real tough team. They’ve got some big boys up front and their running back is pretty good. But I think all three GCL teams are going to be good. And we’ve got (a road game against) St. Francis De Sales. They’re always a powerhouse.”

What are your goals for this year – individually and as a team? “As a team, I’d like us to win state, but first we have to win the GCL. I’d like to go 10-0, win league, make a playoff run and maybe win state. As an individual, I’d like my completion percentage to be around 60 or 65 and keep my interceptions low.”

You seem to have a lot of chemistry with your receivers, especially Rodriguez Coleman and Matt Woeste. How did that come about? “Playing together and being real good friends. When you’re together four years on and off the field, you just have that chemistry. You know what

Do you have any goals for Miami? “They have a sophomore QB (Zac Dysert), so the first year I could be a starter would be my redshirt sophomore year. But I’m looking forward to it.” Tony Meale is a sports reporter for the Community Press. Reach him an or 853-6271.

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Colerain cross country teams share goal By Tony Meale


Running away with it

Mount Healthy High School senior quarterback Denzel Larkin scampers for a 60-yard touchdown run during a home game against Northwest Oct. 1. The Owls won 49-20. It was their fourth straight victory.

BRIEFLY Open gym for kids

Head coach Dan Wallace and the Colerain High School girls’ basketball program will conduct free instructional open gyms for children ages 7 to 13 in the Colerain community on Sundays, Oct. 10, 17 and 24, in Colerain High School’s gymnasium. These open gyms will include fundamental instruction from coaches, players and other experts.

The week at La Salle

• The La Salle golf team finished fourth in the GCL South Tournament with a score of 1,275, Sept. 28. La Salle’s Schmidt had the fourth highest average score of 38.375, John Burger averaged 38.75, Matt Wetterich averaged 40.5, Nick Hinton averaged 42.25 and Drew Gauthier averaged 44.833. • The Moeller soccer team shut out La Salle 5-0, Sept. 25. On Sept. 28, La Salle tied 0-0 with Fenwick. Sam Brickweg made seven saves for La Salle. • In cross country, La Salle placed first with a 49 in the Midwest Catholic Championships, Sept. 25. La Salle’s Drew Michael placed eighth in 16 minutes, 24 seconds; Kluesner placed 10th in 16 minutes, 29 seconds; Ethan

Bokeno placed 12th in 16 minutes, 33 seconds; and Alex Thiery placed 14th in 16 minutes, 34 seconds.

The week at St. Xavier

• In golf, St. Xavier White beat Lakota East 160-162, Sept. 27. St. Xavier placed second in the GCL South tournament with a score of 1,215, Sept. 28. St. X’s George Rohde had the second highest average score at 37.375, Lee House averaged a 38, Nick Stenger averaged 39.625, Joey Arcuri averaged 39.875 and Smith Brinker averaged a 41. On Sept. 29, St. X placed second with a score of 158 against Fairfield Red’s 147 and Fairfield White’s 162. • The St. Xavier soccer team shut out Alter 2-0, Sept. 25. St. X’s Marx made four saves, and Keeling and Atwell scored one goal each. On Sept. 28, St. Xavier beat Roger Bacon 2-0. St. X’s Stepien made five saves, and O’Quinn and Crockett scored. • In cross country, St. Xavier placed 12th with a score of 330, Sept. 25, in the Midwest Catholic Championships. Also on Sept. 25, St. X placed fifth with a score of 147 in the Harrison Invitational. St. Xavier also placed sec-

ond with a score of 98 on Sept. 25 in the Strongsville Invitational. St. X’s Jack Butler finished sixth in 16 minutes, 10 seconds; Greg Sanders was 15th in 16 minutes, 28 seconds, Jake Grabowski was 23rd in 16 minutes, 41 seconds; Robby Flannigan was 24th in 16 minutes, 42 seconds; and Shomo Das was 30th in 16 minutes, 48 seconds.

The week at Mount Healthy

• The Mount Healthy boys’ golf team placed eighth in the FAVC Championship, Sept. 28. Mt. Healthy’s Samuel Sawyer medaled with 8 over par 80, and won in a one-hole playoff over Talawanda’s Trevor Foster.

Two teams, same goal. Get back. The Colerain High School girls’ cross country team has qualified for state 15 of the last 18 years; last year, however, was not one of those years. The boys’ team, meanwhile, advanced to regionals last season – breaking a seven-year regional drought in the process. One team wants to return to glory, while the other wants to build on its success. But both have the same goal: Get back. “The girls really weren’t happy with how we did last year; not making state was a real eye-opener,” Colerain head coach Mark Bierkan said. “So the seniors came in this year and said, ‘This is our team. This is how it’s going to be done.’” Leading the Lady Cards is Allison Steinbeck, whose PR of 18:38 is ninth-best in school history.

“She’s taken her running to a whole other level this year,” Bierkan said. “Last year, she was consistently in the 19:40s and 19:50s. This year she’s consistently hitting between 18:38 and 19:10.” Filling in at No. 2 is sophomore Kristen Seiler, who in her first year of running cross country has the tenth-best time in school history with an 18:40. “She has good foot speed,” Bierkan said. “She also plays volleyball, so she’ll practice with us right after school and then go to volleyball. She does a lot of running on her own.” Another two-sport star is Sam Work, who also plays soccer. Rounding out the top five for the Lady Cards, which are ranked No. 16 in the state by the Cross Country State Coaches’ Poll, are senior Stacey Sulken and sophomore Kabrella Clark. Other contributors include Lyndsey Yuellig, Kayley Tepe, Julia Romero,

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When politics skews news on health care legislation and the news look great one day, scary the next, how can we know what to trust? We can consult research by the nation’s non-partisan research organizations, including the General Accounting Office, Congressional Budget Office and the Urban Institute. For example: In an article in August, the CBO said President Obama’s stimulus measure cost more than its original estimate, $814 billion vs. $787 billion. But the office also credited the measure with increasing the number of employed Americans between April and June by up to 3.3 million people, and boosting gross domestic product by 4.5 percent. The Urban Institute studied a CBO estimate that found enacting both recently approved pieces of major health care legislation will produce a net reduction in federal deficits of $143 billion over 10 years and it found that might be a conservative savings. Further, it issued a report assessing coverage and costs that will occur if major reforms are not enacted. Authors project that by 2015, there could be 59.7 million people uninsured, up from an estimated 49.4 million now. As premiums nearly double, employees in small firms would see offers of health insurance cut from 41 percent of firms offering insurance in 2010 to 23 percent in 2020. Educate yourself. These agencies can be found online at, and Claire Wagner Colerain Township

Boxing practice

I was disappointed to read in the Northwest Press last week that Moeller High School has started a boxing team. When I was attending college in Stevens Point, Wis., the local public high school there started a boxing team. For unsanctioned boxing practice, the team members began visiting campus and then would beat up unsuspecting college men. It happened almost every night. Fortunately, Stevens Point was a small enough town that the campus police figured out where the assailants were coming from and the team as shut down. The assaults immediately stopped. In a city the size of Cincinnati, Moeller’s boxers could get in their extra practice almost anywhere in town and nobody would know where they were coming from. James Delp Colerain Township

Path to destruction

There’s been a lot of hot air flying around from some self-proclaimed experts concerning the health care bill and amongst all these experts, I would like to know who actually read the bill. I read H.R. 3590-729 through


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737, the wording gave me a headache … talk about spin. The bottom line is very few people have read it and now that bits and pieces are coming out about how awful the bill is, even some Democrats who voted for it want it repealed (or at least parts of it). This administration is sending our country on a financial path to destruction and what they do when challenged about that very subject they blame, blame and blame. Well, Mr. Obama, you are driving the bus now and the polls tell the true picture … we don’t buy it. No one needs me to point out the obvious; all I will say is “Remember In November.” Tim Seurkamp Green Township

A lot of talking

Is Ann Thompson a contributing editor to the Western Hills Press? There is no other explanation why you keep printing her letters on an almost weekly basis. She talks a lot, but has very little to say. Lauren M. Blanton Green Township

Run for office

Resident Gary Dressler (Letters, Sept. 22) states that “(Green Township Trustee Upton) must resign, and he should take the administrator (Celarek) with him.” If Dressler feels so strongly about the state of affairs in the township, he himself should run for office at the earliest opportunity. If he were to be elected, we would see if he could improve on the record and performance of the current board of trustees. Ronald A. Hilvers Green Township

Religious history

Our country has much religious history. As colonies, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut were officially Congregational. That is, taxes were collected to support an established church. Rhode Island, New York and Pennsylvania had none. Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware were Catholic. Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia were Anglican (changing to Episcopalian after the Revolution ). Some of the states continued to have official religions until after the Constitution was signed, if I remember my history correctly. In fact, part of the reason our country had such strong feelings about the separation of church and state was the differences of religion within the separate states and the religious wars that had occurred in Europe. Next week, the factor of religion as an influence in the Revolution, the Constitution and the Civil War will be covered. Stanton W. Doran Green Township

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‘Under God’ under attack Our time-honored Pledge of Allegiance has been thrust again into national discussion because a few atheists have attacked the words “under God” added to the Pledge by Congress in 1954. Lincoln used those words in his Gettysburg Address, but their more recent history deserves attention. On Feb. 7, 1954, commemorating Lincoln’s birthday, George Docherty, a Scottish immigrant and pastor of New York Ave. Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C., preached a sermon entitled “Under God.” Pondering the pledge said by his children in school, he observed that except for the words “United States of America” it could be used as a pledge to any other republic. Missing was what he said was the distinctive thing about America … our founding in the providence of God. Belief in God and “firm reliance on the protection of divine providence” are affirmed in the Declaration of Independence.

Docherty, not yet a citizen, called that acknowledgment of God “the characteristic and definitive factor of ‘the American Way of Life.’” Within three days after hearing that sermon, President Eisenhower persuaded Congress to add “under God” to the pledge, and on Flag Day, 1954, he signed it into law. On the 50th anniversary of his historic sermon, Docherty was honored with 500 people attending, despite pickets outside revealing their ignorance and denial of the historically documented fact of America’s foundational relationship with God. While exercising their freedom to picket, they denied to others the freedom of religion and of the pulpit. Docherty died on Nov. 27, 2009, at age 97 with hardly any public notice of his death, indicating the degree to which political correctness prevails over historic truth. I feel privileged to have received from Docherty a signed copy of his sermon, and to have

had subsequent correspondence with his widow. Numerous attempts have been made to Ted Kalsbeek have “under God” Community removed from the Press guest pledge and “In columnist God We Trust” removed from our money. According to the American Center for Law and Justice, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has recently upheld the constitutionality of those phrases, so, another attempt to revise history has been rejected. Thomas Jefferson said “God who gave us life gave us liberty.” It behooves us, in this tumultuous time in America, to reaffirm, with renewed faith and hope, that we are, indeed, a “nation under God.” Theodore W. Kalsbeek is pastor emeritus of Sycamore Presbyterian Church in Symmes Township.

October celebrates German heritage October is German-American Heritage Month. This year marks its 21st anniversary. Proclamations have been issued in the past by the governors of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and it has also been recognized by the Ohio Historical organizations as well. Since 1989, the GermanAmerican Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati has sponsored the month in the Greater Cincinnati area. German-American Heritage Month takes place in October as it is centered on German-American Day, the 6th of October, the date on which the first German settlement was established in America at Germantown, Pennsylvania. It was officially declared German-American Day in 1987 by President Reagan. Feeling that one day was not enough to cover German contributions to the area, the GermanAmerican Citizens League founded German-American Heritage Month in 1989 and has encouraged its

celebration elsewhere. Since that time, other places have followed suit. For example, this year, New York City celebrated the month. We hope that other cities and states with a strong German heritage will also join in celebrating German-American Heritage Month as well. This year programs will be sponsored by Northern Kentucky University, the Kenton County Library, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, the Hamilton County Genealogical Society, and the German Heritage Museum. Just think what the Greater Cincinnati area would be like without its German heritage. Without the German heritage, the area would be an entirely different place and look quite different – no Overthe-Rhine, no German brewing heritage, no goetta, no Oktoberfest, no MainStrasse Village in Covington, etc. Many things we accept as part of everyday life in the Greater Cincinnati area would not be here.

Cincinnati's first mayor was Major David Ziegler, a veteran of the American Revolution, and during the Civil Don Heinrich War, German regiTolzman ments were Community formed for the Press guest Union Army. columnist These and many other facts will be explored during German-American Heritage Month. German-Americans helped build and make the area what it is today and German-American Heritage Month is the time to not only celebrate them, but also find out more about them. For a list of the events taking place during German-American Heritage Month, visit the website of the German-American Citizens League: Don Heinrich Tolzmann is president of the German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati.

Teen Read Week celebrates books with beat Green Township teens will be reading for the fun of it as the Green Township branch library celebrates Teen Read Week, Oct. 1723. This year’s theme, Books with Beat @ your library, will entice teens to read a variety of materials, including poetry, audio books, books about music, and more. If your teen isn’t a fan of reading or thinks books are too boring, send him or her my way. At the library, we have all kinds of stuff to read like magazines, stories, graphic novels, manga, and more. Plus, there are audio books on CD, downloadable ebooks on our website, and Playaways. At about half the size of a deck of cards, Playaways come preloaded with an entire audiobook. You don’t need a separate player to listen to the book, and you don’t have to worry about keeping track of several CDs or cassettesjust press play!

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At the Green Township branch library, we’ve planned a rockin’ Teen Read Week activity. The Open Mic Talent Cafe will set up shop for one night only Cheryl M. on Friday Oct. 22, Selby starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Green Community Township branch. Press guest Talented teens can columnist show off their original poetry, song, dance or comedy at this after-hours event. Don’t have an awesome talent? Come watch your friends while you enjoy snacks and drinks at the cafe too. It’s recommended that everyone register for the Talent Cafe, especially those teens wishing to be a part of the show. Also, through Oct. 31, teens are

invited to participate in the library’s ninth annual Teen Photography Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library and Chipotle Mexican Grill. This year’s Monster Madness theme calls for teens to creatively capture the heart of Halloween on camera – from ghosts to vampires and every creature in between! Winners will receive a gift card courtesy of Chipotle. For entry information go to For more information about Teen Read Week and other programs and services at the Green Township branch library, stop by or visit us online at Cheryl M. Selby is the teen librarian at the Green Township branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. You can reach her at 513-369-6095 or e-mail at

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Students from Bevis and Taylor elementary schools helped cut the ribbon to officially open the all-access Boundless Playground at Clippard Park Sept. 30

Donte Burnette liked the cargo net and climbed to the top.


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Bryan Smith, 9, from Taylor tried out some drums built into the play equipment.

Colerain Township celebrated its Clippard Park renovation, dedicating its new Boundless Playgrounds/CVS Caremark “All Kids Can” accessible playground Sept. 30. State officials, township officials and representatives from CVS and Boundless Playgrounds spoke at the dedication. An “All Kids Can” grant of $225,000 from Boundless Playgrounds/CVS Caremark helped pay for the the allaccess playground. Children from Bevis and Taylor elementary were also invited to attend and try out the new equipment. The Boundless Playground allows children with disabilities or limited mobility impairments to freely navigate the play equipment. In addition to the playground, the Clippard Park renovated included new restrooms, a sprayground, a


Taylor Calihan,8 on the top of the new climbing wall, at the official opening day for the new Boundless Playground at Clippard Park. skatepark, shelters, a basketball court, ball fields and walking trail. The renovation also built a second entranceinto the park, making it more accessible.



Hailey Boling, 5 climbing up some of the soft rocks on the Clippard Park Boundless Playground.

Officials from Colerain Township and CVS Caremark opened the all-access Boundless Playground at Clippard Park Sept. 30. These bright buckets are part of the new sprayground at Clippard Park. JENNIE KEY/STAFF

Officials from Colerain Township and CVS Caremark opened the AllAccess Boundless Playground at Clippard Park Sept. 30. Bob Comorosky, region manager for CVS, spoke to park visitors at the playground dedication.


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


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


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


Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Non-scary, pirate-themed haunted house, haunted hayrides, synchronized light show to spooky music, 62-foot long blow-up obstacle course, naturalists dressed as Halloween characters and animals with ties to Halloween tales. Campfire for s’mores, snack bar and souvenir booth. Pony rides ages 7 and under $3. Magic of Phil Dalton and Rock Star Cory Kids Rock Show 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. $6, free ages 2 and under; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Senior Fit Boot Camp, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, With Kiyoshi Nishime, martial arts teacher. Wear workout clothes and bring water. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Total body workout for active older adult featuring Latin dance movements of salsa, cha cha, meringue and more. Help improve strength and flexibility. Mary Beth Nishime, instructor. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, O C T . 8


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 662-4569; Monfort Heights.

Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, 8-11 p.m., Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, 7700 Seward Ave., Hall features more than 20 scenes, five tents, backyard areas and one giant vortex. $15 fast pass, $10; $2 discount applied with a canned good donation. Presented by Madonna Council Knights of Columbus. 729-1974; Mount Healthy. Pumpkin Patch Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Includes admission to Playbarn, wagon ride to pumpkin patch and a pumpkin to take home. Pony and wagon rides $2 per ride per person. $6; vehicle permit required. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-3276, ext. 100; Springfield Township.

Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, 8-11 p.m., Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, $15 fast pass, $10; $2 discount applied with a canned good donation. 729-1974; Mount Healthy.



Can’t Stop the Beat!, 7 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., Music by Tracy Walker, Bruce Menefield, Zumba, the Firelytes Steel Drum Band, Baba Charles Miller and others. Benefits Music programs at Peaslee Neighborhood Center. $50, $50, $30. Presented by Peaslee Neighborhood Center. 681-1802. College Hill.


Battle of the Bands: Round 1, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With 21st Streamline, Brinley’s Road, Exit 12, Aristo and C-Logic. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. Nightly draw for order of performances. Two bands eliminated nightly. Bands move on with 50 percent of crowd vote plus judge vote. Registration required online for bands. 825-8200. Forest Park.

Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar - White Oak, 5872 Cheviot Road, Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. 923-1300; White Oak.


Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free ages 2 and under; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Battle of the Bands: Round 1, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, With Northland Noise, Fine Line, Lot 32, Rookie and Let It Happen. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. Registration required online for bands. 825-8200. Forest Park. S U N D A Y, O C T . 1 0


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.

Ladies Night Out, 7-10 p.m., St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Road, Basement. More than 40 vendors. Pop, beer and wine available. Raffles, split-the-pot and complimentary food. Ages 21 and up. $1 donation. 3246219. White Oak.


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Clare Schibi Memorial Foundation Benefit, 7 p.m.-midnight, Cheviot Memorial Fieldhouse, 3729 Robb Ave., Split-the-pot, basket raffles and silent auction. Music by Perfect Night Productions. Food and soft drinks included. Beer available. All funds used to provide financial support for children and families of children with special needs. $10. 741-9906. Cheviot.


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

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


Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free ages 2 and under; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


The annual Halloween Nights at Parky’s Farm in Winton Woods kicks off Oct. 7 with a half-price admission sneak preview night. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday until Oct. 30. Regular admission is $6, free for children under 23 months. Halloween Nights is a non-scary, family-oriented event that features thousands of lights, including animated, decorative displays of pumpkins, corn stalks, ghosts, bats and witches, plus activities for the whole family. For more information, call 521-7275 or visit



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


Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free ages 2 and under; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, 7-9 p.m., Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, $15 fast pass, $10; $2 discount applied with a canned good donation. 729-1974; Mount Healthy. M O N D A Y, O C T . 1 1


Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, First Financial Bank, 7522 Hamilton Ave., Free. 923-1985. Mount Healthy.


Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced western style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Mount Healthy.

Avid Reader’s Cafe, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Adults. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4478. Forest Park. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 1 2

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Handcrafted Greeting Cards Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, All ages. Theme: Halloween. $15, $10 township residents. Registration required. Presented by Springfield Township. 385-1637;; Springfield Township. BUSINESS MEETINGS

Money Moxie: Eliminate Stress, Find Freedom, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Discover tools and develop skills to help control finances so they don’t control you. Free. Reservations required. 931-5777; Finneytown.


Morning Mindfulness, 8-9 a.m., Queen City Spine & Rehab Inc., 3557 Springdale Road, Suite B, Informal sessions offer the opportunity to learn more about the health benefits of a mindfulness based meditation and yoga practice. Includes guided practice and alternate between sitting meditation and yoga. Free. Presented by Queen City Spine & Rehab. 407-3453; Colerain Township.

Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Just One More, 7511 Hamilton Ave., Free. 923-1985. Mount Healthy.

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


Zumba Fitness Classes, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves creates dynamic workout. Burn calories and learn body-energizing movements. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township. Holistic Health and Wellness Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Learn simple and effective self-care techniques from wisdom of the centuries and our contemporaries to improve body, mind and spirit connections for overall health. Family friendly. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. Grief Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Information on adjusting to change in life and grief over loss, cherishing positive memories, giving up unrealistic expectations that may lead to guilt and frustration, developing strong support system, finding sources of self-esteem and reducing stress. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.


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


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


Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free ages 2 and under; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.




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Cigars and Guitars, 5-10 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Live music and cigars available for purchase. Full bar with light menu and bocce ball court available. Free. 385-9309; Colerain Township.


Divorce Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Information on getting over loss of partner, grief over being single. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. T H U R S D A Y, O C T . 1 4

CIVIC Springfield Township Democratic Club, 7 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. 2189980; Springfield Township.

Senior Fit Boot Camp, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, O C T . 1 5


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


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

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Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. Meet-the-Candidate night. 574-3994; Green Township. White Oak-Monfort Heights Kiwanis Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. 3853780. Green Township.



“Disney on Ice Presents Princess Classics” skates into U.S. Bank Arena from Wednesday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 10. Go to the worlds of Disney princesses Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and Snow White. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14-$56. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Round Dancing with D and C, 7-9 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 10416 Bossi Lane, Round Dancing with cuers Dick and Cinda Reinhart. Ballroom figures: waltz, twostep, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427; Springfield Township.


The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s HallZOOween is noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 9-10, Oct. 16-17, and Oct. 23-24. Children 12 and under can fill up goodie bags trick-or-treating throughout the zoo and see the zoo’s animal version of trick-or-treating, “Pumpkin Pandemonium.” Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion show is at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day, along with pumpkin carving demonstrations, a pumpkin patch, Halloween animal meet and greets, train rides and the Scare-ousel. New this year is “The Wizard of OZ 4-D Experience” playing at the zoo’s Special FX 4-D Theater for an additional charge. HallZOOween is free with zoo admission, which is $14 adults, $9 ages 2-12 and free for children under 2 years old. For information, visit


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October 6, 2010


Courage is doing the good we’re afraid to do Courage doesn’t always involve brawn and muscles. It does involve a strength of character and integrity. It causes us to reach for rightness even in the face of fear, disapproval or overwhelming odds. The word courage arose from the Latin word cor, meaning heart. To have courage, “you gotta have heart,” as an old song lyricized. Courage is the virtue crucified in the middle between two thieves – cowardice and rashness. Cowardice is running away from all dangers and hard times; rashness is facing danger in a careless way that masks self-centered motives. In the past, courage was chiefly associated with men. It was seen in the risks they took during battle to defeat an enemy, help a fellow soldier, or defend innocent people. Now, with a better understanding of courage, we don’t hesitate to attribute it in various bold and subtle ways to women as well. To be courageous involves three general characteristics: (a) a willful and intentionally chosen act despite the presence of fear;

(b) it involves substantial danger, difficult, or risk to the person choosing Father Lou it; (c) it is Guntzelman primarily motivated Perspectives to bring about a noble good or morally worthy purpose. How many kinds of courage are there? Three types are acknowledged. Physical courage. It is overcoming the fear of physical harm or possible death for the sake of a noble goal such as defense of country or our family, or to save someone from danger or criminal threats. For example, we hear in the news of a man or woman risking their life to pull someone from a burning car. Recently a captain posthumously received the Medal of Honor for risking his life while placing his wounded men in a helicopter. Moral courage. This is overcoming the fear of social ostracism or rejection in order to maintain ethical

integrity. For example, the history of civil rights recalls the day Rosa Parks, a southern black woman, took a seat in the front of a bus when a prejudiced society said “her place” was in the back. This type of moral courage can occur in many different situations. It happens whenever an individual stands up to someone with power over him or her, and does so for the greater good. The result is the risk of social disapproval from others. Psychological, or vital, courage. Within the past 150 years a third kind of courage has been recognized by psychologists. It means overcoming the fear of losing one’s psyche (the feeling that one is disintegrating within – colloquially, losing it.) It can occur as we struggle against the fear of disintegration or death while trying to achieve greater wholeness and mental health. It is the kind of courage demonstrated by an addict overcoming his or her addiction; or a person abused as a child working to overcome deep psychological fears to become a loving and productive adult.

Why focus on courage today? In “The Psychology of Courage,” edited by Pury & Lopez, it’s stated: “It is increasingly difficult to face an unpredictable future without being able to call on courage if needed.” Over the years I have been honored to meet many people of courage. They weren’t publicly known because for us ordinary people our most noteworthy victories occur within, out of view of camera, newsprint and applause. At times we may be the only one who knows that they exist. To all these wonderful and victorious people I apply the following anonymous quotation: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”

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There’s a chicken in every pot pie recipe

I know whenever a request comes in for anything about Shillito’s recipes served in their former restaurants, it spawns a huge flood of “can you find this recipe, or that?” So I wasn’t surprised when Irene Johnson’s original request for Shilllito’s chicken pot pie opened the floodgates.

Shillito’s individual chicken pot pie

I was so happy to get this recipe from Amelia reader Mary Frank. “I’m glad I could help,” she said. Me, too! This recipe comes from one printed in the Enquirer a while back by Jeff Pipes, former Lazarus Interior Design Studio manager.


⁄8 cup frozen peas 3 ⁄4 cup frozen sliced carrots 6 cooked Rita p e a r l Heikenfeld onions 1 ⁄2 cup Rita’s kitchen (3 oz.) d i c e d cooked chicken – 1⁄2-inch to 3 ⁄4-inch chunks 3 ⁄4 cup sauce 1 to 2 oz. pastry, to cover pie

Cook frozen peas and carrots and drain. Put chicken into small casserole and add veggies. Pour sauce over and bake at 350 degrees until bubbly. Serve with pastry top over

casserole dish. (I’m assuming you bake the pastry separate). Makes one pie.

Pot pie sauce:

3 tablespoons margarine 11⁄2 tablespoons flour 1 cup chicken stock/broth Dash pepper

Melt margarine, add flour and mix well. Add stock, cook and stir until creamy. Add pepper.

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Cut 12-inch length extrawide heavy-duty aluminum foil; fold edges back to form 71⁄2-inch width. With folded sides facing down, fit foil securely into bottom and up sides of 8inch-square baking pan, allowing excess to overhang pan sides. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. Toss peanut butter chips, baking soda, and salt in

medium heatproof bowl until baking soda is evenly distributed. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Set bowl over 4-quart saucepan containing 2 cups simmering water. Stir with rubber spatula until chips are almost fully melted and few small pieces remain, two to four minutes. Remove bowl from heat and continue to stir until chips are fully melted and mixture is smooth, about two minutes. Transfer fudge to prepared pan and spread in even layer with spatula. Refrigerate until set, about two hours. Remove fudge from pan using foil and cut into squares. Double batch: Line 13 by 9-inch pan with two sheets of foil placed perpendicular to each other and double amounts of all ingredients. In Step 2, use large heatproof bowl and Dutch oven containing 4 cups simmering water.

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REUNIONS All Saints School Class of 1961 – is having its reunion at 6 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 6, at Crown Plaza in Blue Ash. For more information call Jan at 513-984-8445. Roger Bacon – will host its first Grand Reunion Saturday, Oct. 9. This event, “The Blacktop Barbeque Bash,” will honor the classes of 1965, ‘70, ‘75, ‘80, ‘85, ‘90, ‘95, and 2000, but Roger Bacon friends, family and band groupies are also invited. Tickets are $30 per person and include food, bottled beer, soft drinks and a live band. (Must be 21 to attend). More information can be found at Questions can be directed to Sue Huerkamp or Jim Rice in the advancement office at 513-641-1313 or

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

You could have a cold one – a cold shower – at the sprayground at the newly renovated Clippard Park. But you'll have to wait until next year, since that's when the sprayground opens. Correct answers came from M a r y B o w l i n g , G a y l e H a l l g a t h , D e b b i e F a l e s , N a n c y B r u n e r, M a r k Bruner, Dennis Boehm, Jamie and Jake S p e a r s , P a t M e r f e r t , J o a n D o n n e l l y, S a n d y R o u s e , M i m i a n d Pa p a T h r e m , E m i l y, M e g a n a n d t h e b o y s , D o n a n d Irma and Annette, Dave and Willa S t e n g e r a n d J o a n D e B r u l e r. Thanks for playing. See this week's clue on A1.

The Woodward High School Class of 1960 – will celebrate its 50th Reunion in early October. Classmates, or those who know 1960 graduates, please contact Bill Miller at Western Hills High School Class of 1980 – will celebrate its 30th reunion Saturday, Oct. 16, 7–11 p.m. at the Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Cost for the event is $35 per person in advance, includes appetizer buffet and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar available. For additional details and reservations by check or PayPal: and search Western Hills High School Class of 1980 Reunion or Reservation deadline is Oct. 1. Payment by check to: WHHS Class of 1980 and mailed to 3005 Sandra Pl., Cincinnati, OH 45238.


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St. Bernard Elmwood Place All School Reunion – will be 8 p.m. through midnight Saturday, Oct. 16 at the St. Bernard Municipal building at 120 Washington Avenue. Entrance in rear of building. $20 per person. DJ, refreshments, beer, wine, appetizers, split the pot, and door prizes. Not only a chance to reunite with classmates but help raise money for our Scholarship Fund. All graduates, faculty and friends of the school are invited to attend. Hospice of the Miami Valley – is having a reunion for former staff members from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Partners in Prime Hamilton Center, 140 Ross Ave., Hamilton. From 1981 to 1995, the Hospice of the Miami Valley served thousands of patients and families in the Cincinnati area. Former staff members who are interested in attending, contact Patty Day at 504-8090, or


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Hamilton Co. to offer free ‘Greening Your Home’ speaker series in Oct. Efficiency in Your Home.” Speaker: Cate McCarthy, Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance. Learn how to save money on your energy bills. Register by Thursday, Oct. 7. • Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., “The Recycling Bin and Beyond.” Speakers: Michelle Balz, Hamilton County Recycling

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Milford High School Class of 1990 – is having its 20th reunion Saturday, Oct. 16 at Jefferson Hall at Newport on the Levee. Tickets are available at for $25 per person until Oct. 1 and includes appetizers, beer, wine and soda from 7 to 10 p.m. After Oct. 1, tickets will be available at the door for $30 per person. Live band “Jack Trigger” featuring Brad Jones will begin at 9 p.m. Oak Hills High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30th reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 23 at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Tickets are $30 for singles or $50 for couples in advance. Day of reunion they will be $40/$60. For details contact or visit our blog at http://ohhs1980 Our Lady of Angels Class of 1980 – will celebrate its 30th Reunion at 7 p.m. Oct. 30, at a casual gathering at the Century Inn in Woodlawn. E-mail or see the OLA Facebook page for information. The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for late summer or early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and

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St. Dominic Class of 1973 reunion – is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27, beginning with Mass at 4:30 p.m., followed by a tour of the school and a gathering in O'Connor Hall at St. Dominic Church. Call Jim Shea at 257-3112 ( e-mail or Marcia Fields Buelterman at 451-7611 (e-mail for information or to make a reservation. A special invitation is extended to students who attended St. Dominic grade school but graduated primary school elsewhere in 1973.

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

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





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October 6, 2010


Surviving fall gives man second chance Gannett News Service Tom Grabo still dreams about the fall that should have killed him nearly a year ago. He sees himself hurtling five stories toward the concrete pool deck below. But the 21-year-old Colerain Township man can’t be sure how accurate the dreams are. He has no memory of the incident. “I can never tell - is it something I just made up after hearing the story so many times? Is it my actual memory? Or is it just a falling dream?” Grabo’s memory might be shaky, but his faith is rock-solid: A miracle - or a series of miracles - kept him alive that night and let him learn to walk and talk and feed himself again. His ordeal has inspired him to try to find a way to help others. He’s working on a kind of “hill-holder” for manual wheelchairs that will keep the wheels from sliding backward. If he can patent it, he hopes it will help him repay his parents for the some of the cost of his medical bills. He was celebrating his 21st birthday when he fell. It was about 2 a.m. Aug. 16, and he’d spent the day before drinking with a halfdozen friends from school. Somehow, he tripped over a tangle of cables and cords, fell sideways and went through the window of his fifth-floor Clifton apartment. He landed next to the apartment complex pool, just a few feet from an off-

duty police officer, who immediately called 911 to summon an ambulance. The cop’s presence was the second miracle, Grabo said. The first was the landing, which should have killed him. He crashed down first on his right foot, then fell backward onto his left elbow before bouncing onto his back and neck. “The doctors said when I landed just right for me to survive,” he said. Grabo’s blood alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit for driving when he arrived at University Hospital. He needed five units of blood before he got to the operating room. Grabo’s neck, right hip and left elbow were broken. His pelvis was dislocated. His spleen was ruptured. His lungs and kidneys were damaged. But he was alive. No one could promise, though, for how long. For the next month and a half, Grabo was in and out of consciousness at University. He underwent several surgeries performed by at least 15 surgeons to repair broken bones and damaged organs. His lungs started filling with fluid, and doctors put him a special rotating bed, hoping to drain the fluid. While the doctors and nurses did their jobs, Grabo’s parents called family and friends and asked them to pray. The requests reached as far as Europe and Japan as the Grabos’ emailed their friends and rel-

atives to ask for prayers. “There were prayers being said, and prayers being answered,” said his mother, Diana Grabo. “We would be told his kidney function was questionable, and we would send out prayer requests, and he would get better.” A friend gave her a leather-bound journal. Her husband, also named Tom, suggested she keep a log of her son’s condition. “He said it would be really nice for Tommy to have some record of what he went through,” she said. “Dear Tommy,” the journal began on Aug. 20, and a daily account of his condition followed through the end of his stay at University. Grabo doesn’t remember any of his hospital stay until Oct. 2. He woke up, terrified by a bad dream, but couldn’t speak. Nurses brought him an erasable memo board, but he couldn’t write. In mid-October, he was transferred to the Drake Center in Hartwell. He couldn’t walk, or even sit up on his own. He was still on a feeding tube and had a tracheotomy. With the help of physical and occupational therapists, he learned to stand again, then walk. He regained the ability to speak and write. Most of his memory returned but the day of the fall is still a blank. Before the accident, Grabo was a student and athlete, active in wrestling and lacrosse at the University of Cincinnati and in high school.

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While at Drake, he found himself a new project. Before he could walk again, Grabo used a manual wheelchair. Drake’s grounds are hilly, and maneuvering the chair up and down them is tricky, similar to hold a car with a manual transmission steady on an incline. “You have to turn the wheels forward, then really quickly catch them again so you don’t roll backward,” Grabo said. “It really tires you out.” He came up with idea to design an attachment that would hold the wheels in place. He plans to work on it this summer, and will seek a patent.

He left Drake, fittingly, the day before Thanksgiving. He now lives with his parents in their Colerain Township house. His life is slowly returning to normal. He’s been walking since he left Drake in November. He works out. While at Drake, he took online classes for UC. He returned to campus after the winter holiday break and just finished up his finals for the quarter. He’s stopped drinking, except for an occasional beer. He’s still on pain medication, but is tapering off of it. “I’m getting there,” Grabo said. “It’s taking a while. But I’m getting there.”

The accident was stupid, he acknowledged, a lesson about alcohol abuse he should never have had to learn. But he said he learned a more important lesson, about family and friends. It’s in the St. Michael the Archangel medal he wears now, a gift from his godmother. It’s in the memories he cherishes of the loved ones who came to sit at his bedside and hold his hands until he could drift back to sleep. “It was something for me to fight for,” he said. “I had a lot of people here, and I wasn’t ready to leave them.”

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Snyder retires from police dept. By Jennie Key

The Colerain Township Police Department said good-bye to Linda Snyder, retiring with 23 years of service with Colerain Township. Trustees recognized her service by declaring Sept. 29 as Linda Snyder Day in Colerain Township. Snyder began her career with the township’s public works department in 1987 and transferred to the township

police department in 1993. While at the police department, she was responsible for records retention and destruction connected to the department’s accreditation efforts. She also worked with the unofficial juvenile court program, preparing dockets, assigning cases, compiling statistics and acting as a liaison with attorney, court representatives and detectives from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. She also served as secre-

tary for the Colerain Township Citizen’s Police Academy Association Inc. and served on a number of committees, including the Police Department Mission Statement Committee member, the Taste of Colerain Executive Committee, and was chairwoman of the Citizen Police Academy’s booth at the event. She also was on the Fourth of July Executive Committee and served as chairwoman for the flag pole dedication and for children’s entertainment, and


Colerain Township Police Department clerk Linda Snyder was honored as she retires from the the township after 23 years. From left, Colerain Township Fiscal Officer Heather Harlow, Trustee Jeff Ritter, Trustee Dan Deters, Linda Snyder, Colerain Police Chief Dan Meloy and Trustee Joseph Wolterman. She was honored at the Sept. 14 meeting of the Colerain Township Board of Trustees. helped with the fireworks and the 5K run. Colerain Police Chief Dan Meloy said she meant a lot to the department, but not only because of the work she did and dedication she

showed. “She meant so much more to us because of how she treated us and cared for us and our families,” he said. “She will be missed, but never forgotten.”

Snyder thanked the board for honoring her. “It has been a pleasure and an honor to be with the township all these years,” she said. “And a lot of fun. Thank you.”


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Douglas Nared, born 1990, possession of drugs, 5368 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 23. Chad A. Williams, born 1987, domestic violence, 1902 Savannah Way, Sept. 21. Ciara Morgan, born 1991, menacing, 5771 Lantana Ave., Sept. 13. Elijah Clark, born 1981, trafficking, and drug abuse, 5750 Pearton Court, Sept. 24. Lamont Rhodes, born 1964, trafficking, 5750 Pearton Court, Sept. 24. Sara L. Schmerr, born 1978, possession of drugs, 5739 Kenneth Ave., Sept. 16. Zarki M. Beverly, born 1975, Unlawful use of vehicle joyriding, 1711 Cedar Ave., Sept. 23. Anthony Housley, born 1987, domestic violence, 4886 Hawaiian Ter-

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. race, Sept. 21. Antionette Boyd, born 1972, assault and criminal damaging or endangerment, 5115 Colerain Ave., Sept. 21. Marvin Lear, born 1981, domestic violence, 4987 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 23.

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Reports/Incidents Aggravated robbery

Phone and currency valued at $360 removed at 8500 Pippin Road, Sept. 13. Victim threatened with gun and shoes and currency of unknown value removed at 2980 Compton Road, Sept. 3.


Victim struck in face at 3100 Springdale Road, Sept. 12.

Breaking and entering

Tools of unknown value removed at 3111 Niagara Street, Sept. 14. Cigarette packs of unknown value removed at 3386 W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 13. Reported at 2313 E. Miami River Road, Oct. 16. Trailer entered and washer and dryer of unknown value removed at 8367 Stahley Drive , Sept. 8.


Residence entered at 9743 Dunraven, Sept. 11. Residence entered and $2,000 removed at 11800 Old Colerain Ave., Sept. 3.

Criminal damaging

Victim reported at 3504 Bevis Lane, Sept. 14. Mailboxes damaged at 3622 Bevis Lane, Sept. 18. Vehicle scratched at 5539 Old Blue Rock Road, Sept. 16. Mailboxes damaged at 11739 East Miami River Road, Sept. 18.

Glass damaged at 2796 Hazelton Court, Sept. 11. Victim reported at 3633 Blue Rock Road, Sept. 1. Victim reported at 9213 Gila Drive, Sept. 5.

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Reported at 11393 Gravenhurst Drive, Sept. 3.


Victim physically assaulted and suspect left with merchandise valued at $1,119.02. at 9040 Colerain Av., Sept. 14.


Unknown amount of merchandise taken and not paid for at 9690 Colerain Ave., Sept. 13. Catayltic converters of unknown value removed from vehicles at 3231 Soveriegn Drive, Sept. 11. Credit card removed at 10581 Ppottinger Road, Sept. 10. Tools valued at $1,430 removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., Sept. 11. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 3165 Regal Lane, Sept. 11. Ipod and GPS valued at $450 removed at 9491 Haddington Court, Sept. 12. REported at 9810 Colerain Ave., Sept. 10. Reported at 3720 Stonecreek Drive, Sept. 14. AC units and tv valued at $385 removed at 8268 Sandy Lane, Sept. 8. $1,000 removed at 9401 Colerain Ave., Sept. 14. Coins and phone valued at $25 removed at 4231 Endeavor Drive, Sept. 9. Vehicle entered and $10 removed at 3770 Donata Drive, Sept. 8. Reported at 9131 Heil Drive, Sept. 10. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 3231 Soveriegn Drive, Sept. 11. Rabbits of unknown value removed from yard at 3255 Coleen Drive, Sept. 8. Digital camera valued at $195 removed at 8715 Moonlight Drive, Sept. 11. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 3243 Soveriegn Drive, Sept. 11. Reported at 8801 Cheviot Road, Sept. 10. Mail removed from mailbox at 2306 Cranbrook Drive, Sept. 3. Vehicle removed at 3241 Dolomar Drive, Sept. 7. Medication of unknown value removed at 3673 Woodsong Drive, Sept. 6. Speakers, amp and GPS of unknown value removed at 2453 Bracebridge Drive, Sept. 8. Bikes valued at $150 removed at 2907 Banning Road, Aug. 22. Wallet, currency of unknown value removed at 2510 W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 2. Condensing unit valued at $2,500 removed at 2744 Wheatfield Drive, Sept. 3. $1,100 removed at 11800 Old Colerain Ave., Sept. 3. $10 in gas pumped and not paid for at 3600 Banning Road, Sept. 6. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 3464 Springdale , Sept. 7. $10 in gas pumped and not paid for at 3600 Banning Road, Sept. 3. $10 in gas pumped and not paid for at 3610 Blue Rock Road, Sept. 5. Trailers vlaued at $1,400 removed at 9336 Colerain Ave., Sept. 4. PC unit, battery, catalytic converter of unknown value removed at 9838

Crusader Drive, Sept. 5. Radar unit valued at $150 removed at 8073 Savannah Court, Sept. 5. Victim reported at 2963 Niagara Street, Sept. 15.

Violation of protection order

Victim reported at 3672 Springdale Road, Sept. 14. Victim reported at 10133 Pottinger Road, Sept. 7.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile, 14, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Sept. 17. Michael Bowling, 25, 2431 Robertson Ave. No. 2, open container at Sidney Road and Covedale Avenue, Sept. 18. Samantha R. Barker, 27, 3408 Robb Ave. No. 1, disorderly conduct at 3808 Mack Ave., Sept. 18. Jeffrey M. Valvano, 20, 383 Bob Drive, possession of marijuana at Boudinot Avenue and Glenway Avenue, Sept. 13. Donald J. Dickinson Jr., 51, 5979 Fawnridge Court, open container at 6123 Bridgetown Road, Sept. 19. Keyona A. Winbush, 30, 24 Kings Run Court No. 141, disorderly conduct at 3491 North Bend Road, Sept. 19. John Ungerbuhler, 32, 3008 Brookview Drive, obstructing official business, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia at 3008 Brookview Drive, Sept. 19. Ardell T. Henderson, 21, 3805 Dina Terrace No. 10, disorderly conduct at 3491 North Bend Road, Sept. 19. Dennis Bowden, 49, 3682 Hader Ave., domestic violence at 3682 Hader Ave., Sept. 20. Nicholas S. Rohr, 29, 5070 Breckenridge Drive, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Sept. 20. Nikolas Luoma, 18, 2884 Diehl Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 2884 Diehl Road, Sept. 21. Harry Teal Jr., 40, 9938 Capstan Drive, forgery and possessing criminal tools at 6142 Colerain Ave., Sept. 21. Renee Galloway, 45, 5378 Belclare Road, open container at Wesselman Road and Harrison Avenue, Sept. 22. Craig S. Harding, 31, 7324 Hillside Ave., failure to confine dog at 7324 Hillside Ave., Sept. 23. Kevin K. Schneider, 27, 148 Eldorado Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Sept. 23.



Suspect struck victim in face with a pan at 6222 Cheviot Road No. 4, Sept. 19.

Breaking and entering

Eight televisions, neon sign, money and seven television wall mounts stolen from Poppy’s at 6611 Glenway Ave., Sept. 18. Miscellaneous tools, wooden doors, chainsaw, dishes, washer and dryer, exercise machine, stove, tool bin and stereo stolen from home’s shed at 5184 North Bend Road, Sept. 22. Front door shattered at North Bend Shell, but nothing was stolen at 5394 North Bend Road, Sept. 22.


Assorted clothing and miscellaneous household items stolen from home at 5451 Asbury Lake No. 65, Sept. 20.

Police reports continued B9

On the record

Northwest Press

October 6, 2010


DEATHS Melvin Badgley

Melvin Badgley died Sept. 28. He was a repairman for Cincinnati Bell. Survived by children David, Lynn, Sandy, Leslie, Donald; companion Barbara; 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife LaVerne Badgley. Services were Sept. 30 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 10026, Cincinnati, OH 452023 or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Jennie Baker

Jennie Steinborn Baker, 84, Green Township, died Sept. 20. She designed cards for Gibson Greetings. Survived by daughters Debbie (Wayne) Dudley, Karen Wiegele; sister Eileen Annest; grandchildren Ben Dudley, Lisa (David) VanTyle, Baker Brad (Mary) Wiegele, Veronica (Michael) Smallwood; great-grandchildren Rachel, Alexis VanTyle, Aidan, Clayton, Coraline Wiegele; nieces and nephews Beverly, Elizabeth (Frank), Jean-Paul Peyron, Kevin (Cindy) Annest, Mia Peyron-Izzo; friend Mildred Doerman. Preceded in death by husband Clifford Baker, and granddaughter Valerie Lauren Wiegele. Services were Sept. 25 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Robert Dastillung

Robert W. Dastillung, 88, died Sept. 25. He was a truck driver for the United States Postal Service for 25 years. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. Survived by son Greg (Leslie); seven grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Virginia Dastillung. Services were Sept. 29 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1742.

John Filgis Jr.

John Filgis Jr., 64, died Sept. 25. He was a retired Cincinnati firefighter. Survived by wife Marilyn Filgis;

Hughes, Theresa (Gary) Konnagan, Rebecca (Eric) Parker; many greatand great-great-nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by parents John, Cora Hughes. Services were Sept. 28 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association.

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Jacqueline Lewis

children Timmiera (Dale) Lawrence, Scot (Kristy) Filgis, Carrie (Kier) Hodas, Jodie (Bruce) Thomas; grandchildren E.S., Anna, Lydia, Laurel, Sophie, John, Sam; mother Rita Filgis-Abbas; sisters Peg Newberry, Debbie Frederick. Preceded in death by father John Filgis Sr., sister Bette Adams. Services were Oct. 3 at Harvest Baptist Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cincinnati Firefighters Local 48 Memorial Fund, 1011 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, 45203.

Colleen Grant

Colleen Yelton Grant, 82, Colerain Township, died Sept. 23. Survived by children Gary (Jeanne) Grant, Linda (Randy) Tipton; grandchildren David (Kimberly) Grant, Elizabeth (Donald) Clark; great-grandchildren Christopher Grant, Abigail, Benjamin Clark; siblings Eloise Watkins, Mary Frances Wilkerson, Billy Yelton. Preceded in death by husband Burdette Grant. Services were Sept. 27 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Alberta Herrmann

Alberta “Dee” Robinson Herrmann, 83, Springfield Township, died Sept. 29. Survived by children Donald, James (Cris), Scott (Sandi) Herrmann, Jenine (Michael) Paschka; brother Robert “Sonny” Robinson; many grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband John Herrmann, sister Shirley Comello. Services were Oct. 2 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to Hospice of Cincinnati.

Helen Hughes

Helen Lucille Hughes, 91, formerly of Mount Healthy, died Sept. 23. Survived by nephews and nieces Gerald (Pamela), Richard (Ingrid)

Jacqueline Snow Lewis, 66, Springfield Township, died Sept. 25. She was president of the Nannie Helen Burroughs Federated Club and active in church. Survived by daughter Kimberly (Steve) Herrmann; siblings Elaine (Myron) Hughes, Pamela Walden Snead, Charles Frank (Carol) Snead; grandchildren Katherine, Simon, Samuel; nieces and nephews. Services were Sept. 30 at Grace Episcopal Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation or a college fund for grandchildren in care of Fifth Third Bank.

Dora Lykins

Dora Wheeler Lykins, 92, Colerain Township, died Sept. 14. Survived by children Vurl (Clissie), Benjamin, Larry (Kathea) Lykins; daughter-in-law Sue Lykins; grandchildren Verbena (David) Haynes, Teresa (David) Louden, Nancy (Dan) Carroll, Tammy (Drew) Macke, Leah (Eric) Taylor, Benjamin (Nicole), Jeff (Debbie), Mike, Matthew (Melanie), Zane (Danielle) Lykins, Mary (Scott) Compton, Brandyse (Josh) McKinney; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Vurl Lykins, son Garry Lykins, seven siblings. Services were Sept. 16 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Thomas Matson

Thomas H. Matson, 79, Colerain Township, died Sept. 21. He was past president of Cincinnati Master Plumbing Association. Survived by companion Shirley Hebenstreit; children Claudia (Ray) Tenhundfeld, Leslie (Jeff) Hendricks, Sam (Gina) Matson; grandchildren Lindsey (Eric), Marci, Nick, Ashley, Sam, Kipp; great-grandchildren Dominic, Peyton; brother Jim; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Marilyn Matson, siblings Mary, Ruth, Dorothy, Bill, John. Services were Sept. 24 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931

Arlington Road, Second Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Mary Naber

Mary Buchman Naber, 79, North College Hill, died Sept. 15. Survived by sons Timothy (Nancy), Dennis (Sharon), Stephen (Judith), Craig, Christopher (Patricia) Naber; grandchildren Danielle, Chadwick, Grant, Stefani, Alex, Drew, Reed, Amanda, Trey, Samantha; sister Jean Slade. Preceded in death by husband Thomas Naber, daughter Donna Naber. Services were Sept. 18 at St. Margaret of Mary Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Special Olympics, 3303 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 43232.

June Rachford

Kathleen “June” Kohl Rachford, 83, formerly of Springfield Township, died Sept. 26. She was a member of Elks Lodge 5. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great- and great-greatnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Arthur Kohl, siblings Norma Yates, Wilford (Dorothy), Calvin (Shirley) Kohl. Services were Oct. 1 at Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or Spina Bifida Association.

Joyce Schrand

Joyce Schwienher Schrand, White Oak, died Sept. 22. Survived by husband Dennis Schrand; children Heather (Jason) Sollmann, Kim, Micki, Mark, Larry Schrand; grandchildren Tyler, Chandler, Destani; mother June Schwienher; siblings Mark, Lou (Debbie) Schwienher, Sue (Don) Clark; sisters- and brothers-in-law Annie (Ken) Morrison, Ray (Harvetta) Schrand, Sue (Tom) Kathman; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in

death by father Mark Schwienher. Services were Sept. 27 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home.

Christopher Tucker Sr.

Christopher Andrew Tucker Sr., 54, died Sept. 26. Survived by children Kristen, Samantha, Barbara, Christopher Jr., Jessica; 11 grandchildren. Services were Oct. 2 at the Vineyard Westside. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Robert Weitzel

Robert Weitzel, 92, Green Township, died Sept. 29. He was a 50year member of Columbia Lodge 44 F&AM and the Scottish Rite, a member of the Oak Hills Kiwanis Club Weitzel and an original member of the Mack Volunteer Fire Department. Survived by children Robert (Sylvia), Douglas (Patricia) Weitzel, Virginia “Ginny” (Bob) Schaffer Derrenkamp, Ruthann (A. William) Hustedt; sister Edna Hayden; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Edith “Edie” Weitzel. Services were Oct. 4 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to Crossroads Hospice.

Julianna Witte

Julianna Witte, 50, Mount Healthy, died Sept. 26. Survived by mother Helen Witte; siblings C. Edward (Patricia), William (Belinda) Witte, Ruth (Robert) Cluxton, Jo-Ellen (James) Bosse, Mary Beth Ritter, Susan (David) Williams, Marci (Steve) Hutton; 15 nieces and nephews; 10 great-nieces and nephews.

Bicycle stolen from home’s garage at 3316 Blue Rock Road, Sept. 20. Mitre box, four nailers, bracelet, earrings, five watches, chainsaw, leaf blower, stereo system, television and digital camera stolen from home at 5911 Sheed Road, Sept. 22. Television and diamond ring stolen from home at 5480 Philoret No. 2, Sept. 23.

Criminal damaging

Steering column damaged on vehicle at 1868 Churchwood Drive, Sept. 17. Two walls spray-painted with graffiti at Beal’s Total Automotive at 4200 North Bend Road, Sept. 18. Eggs thrown on home and vehicle at 5606 Karen Ave., Sept. 18. Window broken on vehicle at 6999 Summit Lake No. 12, Sept. 20. Window broken on home at 1985 Faycrest Drive, Sept. 20. Windows damaged on two vehicles at 5347 Edger Drive, Sept. 23. Rear window broken on vehicle at 6230 Cheviot Road, Sept. 23. Rear window broken on vehicle at

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Criminal trespass

Suspect entered home without permission at 4463 Jessup Road, Sept. 20.

Domestic dispute

Argument between parent and child at Sylmar, Sept. 17. Argument between man and woman at Lee’s Crossing Drive, Sept. 17. Argument between parent and child at Hearne Road, Sept. 18. Argument between parent and child at Lee’s Crossing Drive, Sept. 19. Argument between man and woman at Jessup Road, Sept. 19. Argument between spouses at Biscayne Avenue, Sept. 20.

Air conditioning unit stolen from St. Jude School at 5924 Bridgetown Road, Sept. 17. MP3 player, two digital cameras and money stolen from vehicle at 5376 Laured Place, Sept. 17. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 5990 Colerain Ave., Sept. 19. Two steel storm water grates stolen from roadway at 5830 Snyder Road, Sept. 19. Money stolen from vehicle at 4407 St. Martins Place, Sept. 20. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 5239 Ralph Ave., Sept. 20.


Counterfeit $50 bill issued at Dollar Tree at 5975 Colerain Ave., Sept. 22.


Suspect robbed clerks of money at Sno Bug at 5884 Cheviot Road Suite A, Sept. 22.

Tampering with coin machine

Money stolen from vending machine at Oak Hills High School at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Sept. 18.

LEGAL NOTICE The Colerain Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on October 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio. Case No.: 8-96 - Country Woods Village Apartments - 7450 Village Woods Drive. Request: Major Amendment to Final Development Plan. Location: 7450 County Village Drive, Book 510, Page 440, Parcel No. 29. Applicant: Hilsinger Building & Development Corp. Owner: Wesselpark Corp. Application: Add 36 townhomes to the development. The application may be examined between 8 AM and 4:30 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, Planning & Zoning Dept. After conclusion of this hearing, a recommendation will be forwarded to the Board of Trustees.

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7258 Applevalley Court: Schroth, Joanne C. Tr. to Caudill, Kurt and Stephanie; $180,000. 3030 Aries Court: Santi, Jef P. and Anita New to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $50,000. Blue Meadow Lane: Western Benchmark LLC to NVR Inc.; $49,400. Blue Meadow Lane: Western Benchmark LLC to NVR Inc.; $44,000. 3984 Brockton Drive: U.S. Bank NA ND to Dhillon, Malvinder Singh; $137,000. 6631 Cheviot Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Stidham, Tim; $63,000. 2892 Glenaire Drive: Tenorio, Rodolfo and Dorene to National Credit Union Adminstration Liquidating; $60,000. 11336 Gravenhurst Drive: Kolp, Joseph R. and Jennifer S. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $48,000. 2792 Highcrest Court: Townsend, Tracy R. and Stanford F. to Dorl, William C. and Rosemarie; $145,000. 9109 Lockwood Hill Road: Allgeier, Joan A. Tr. and Raymond L. Tr. to Arnold, Betty A.; $102,500. 9800 Regatta Drive: Wilkens, Janet M. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $60,000. Rolling Oaks Court: Potterhill Homes LLC to Scott, Dale and Susan E.; $199,385. 8705 Schneiders Farm Court: Western Benchmark LLC to NVR Inc.; $51,000. 8941 Summercrest Drive: Western Benchmark LLC to NVR Inc.; $58,200. 8941 Summercrest Drive: Siam/American Trading Co. LLC to Western Benchmark LLC; $48,500. 2930 Willow Ridge Drive: Secretary Of Veterans Affairs to Dicks, Gwendolyn; $95,000. 9436 Yellowwood Drive: Miller, Ralph R. Jr. and Susanna to Richards, Mildred M.; $130,000.


1540 Ambrose Ave.: Lovdal, Lisa M. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $16,000.

October 6, 2010 6681 Daly Road: Seibert, Earl W. Tr. to Williams, Jenine M.; $88,000. 1207 Groesbeck Road: Sommerville, Robert L. to Midfirst Bank; $51,874. 5300 Hamilton Ave.: Greene, Ernest C. Jr. and Cheryl B. to Hall, Laura A.; $75,000. 5466 Hamilton Ave.: Spring Valley Bank to RP Malone LLC; $480,000. 1451 Hillcrest Road: Spring Valley Bank to RP Malone LLC; $480,000. and Blake P. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $68,000. 5300 Hamilton Ave.: Book, Wilbur to Merryman, Mary E.; $80,000. 1135 Wionna Ave.: Smith, Juanita to Mason, Janice M.; $114,900. 1104 Groesbeck Road: Davenport, Kenneth to Wells Fargo Bank Minnesot NA; $32,000. 1289 Oak Knoll Drive: Tossey, Stephen D. and Rebecca E. to Hedge, Jodi; $120,000. 6025 Waldway Lane: Adkinson Properties LLC to Bland, Shannon; $73,000. 236 North Bend Road: Samuels, Ernest W. to PNC Mortgage; $70,000. 1430 Cedar Ave.: Renaissance Men Properties LLC to Suburban Homes LLC; $20,000. 7734 Bitteroot Lane: Federal National Mortgage Association to Nishime, Mary Beth and Kiyoshi; $32,000. 1091 Loiska Lane: Dodson, Mike A. to CitiMortgage Inc.; $114,021. 2211 North Bend Road: Lot King Limited Partnership to LSF6 Mercury REO Investments Trust Series; $6,500. 2211 North Bend Road: LSF6 Mercury Reo Investments Trust Series 2008-1 to Penklor Properties LLC; $56,000. 2215 North Bend Road: LSF6 Mercury Reo Investments Trust Series 2008-1 to Penklor Properties LLC; $56,000. 5300 Hamilton Ave.: Jas, Trudy to Johnson, Jack A.; $57,000. 5831 Elsie Ave.: McMillan-Manigan, Valerie to PNC Bank NA; $42,000.


11306 Lincolnshire Drive: Federal

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82 Burley Circle: Headley, Mary Kathleen to Thomas, Amy L.; $74,000. 3 Dewitt St.: Knue, Mark J. and Barbara C. to Federal National Mort-

gage Association; $22,000. 1024 Ligorio Ave.: King, Annie M. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $61,605. 20 Damon Road: Sinkking, Jerry Paul and Laura to Secretary of Veterans Affairs; $56,000.


Boomer Road: Zavodsky, Thomas and Roxann to Herdemann, Joseph A. and Fay; $9,500. 3736 Boomer Road: Pistor, Melvin W. Jr. and Christina L. to Rayburn, Rose Ann; $111,000. 2206 Fayhill Drive: Harvey, Faith F. to Stetter, James R.; $92,500. 2110 Faywood Ave.: Marhorn Limited LLC to Barrett, Randal E.; $60,000. 3286 Floridale Lane: Wagner, Mary M. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $56,000. 6714 Jennifer Lynn Drive: Big Move Properties LLC to Niemer, Jeffrey R. and Trina K. Schapker; $295,000. 5636 Karen Ave.: Meyer, Timothy S. to Harmeyer, Kathleen A.; $102,900. 3435 Kleeman Lake Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Celsus J. Belletti LLC; $205,000. 3550 Lakewood Drive: Allphin, Michael and Nerissa to Household Realty Corp.; $78,000. 3386 Linsan Drive: Comerica Bank N A. to 3386 Linsan LLC; $146,900. 2416 Madonna Drive: Schapker, Trina K. to Priestle, Adam T.; $139,500. 4982 Molly Green Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Celsus J. Belletti LLC; $205,000. 4981 Molly Green Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Celsus J. Belletti LLC; $205,000. 4983 Molly Green Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Celsus J. Belletti LLC; $205,000. 4991 Molly Green Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Celsus J. Belletti LLC; $205,000. 4993 Molly Green Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Celsus J. Belletti LLC; $205,000. 3571 Neiheisel Ave.: Weberding, Linda L. to Lammert, William C.; $117,000. 6136 Oakhaven Drive: Smith, Lynne Cronin to Claypool, Robert C. III and Heather S.; $190,000. 6833 Perinwood Drive: Pennymac Loan Services LLC to Giordano, Michelle T. and Nicholas M.; $172,500. 4250 Pictureview Lane: Hess, Jerald L. and Patricia A. to Barnowski, Rebecca; $188,500. 6828 Taylor Road: Hornsby, Sara A. Tr. to Three-J Investment Group Inc.; $40,000. 6501 Wesselman Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to

Morgan-Volz, Lydia; $97,000. 5492 Whispering Wy: Rumpke, Diane M. Tr. to Sarver, Steven J. and Rebecca S.; $100,000. 3280 Balsamridge Drive: Long, Frances D. to David E. Biederman LLC; $95,000. 1494 Beech Grove Drive: Haskamp, Carolyn M. to Kroth, Elizabeth Squeri; $115,000. 2145 Beechcroft Court: Moore, Susan B. to Sykes, Kevin R. and Lisa A. Phillips; $191,500. 4512 Clearwater Place: Meyer, Douglas H. and Laura J. to SJ Roth Enterprises Inc.; $287,100. 6280 Eagles Lake Drive: Meiners, Steven E. and Larry F. Tr. to Fleissner, Barbara and Paul R.; $117,000. 6037 Harrison Ave.: Dent Crossing LLC to Harrison and Wesselman Properties Ll; $1,250,000. 6069 Harrison Ave.: Dent Crossing LLC to Harrison and Wesselman Properties Ll; $1,250,000. 3942 Janett Ave.: Emmett, Patrick J. to Coleman, Brian K.; $129,000. 2467 Lourdes Lane: Cheviot Savings Bank to Gizaw, Senayte and Almaz; $78,500. 5166 Michael Anthony Lane: Miller, Joan T. to Chapman, Todd M. and Teresa E.; $325,000. 5336 Pinecliff Lane: Smith, Lawrence E. and Tammy E. to Hosty, Jennifer L.; $220,000. 2449 Quail Run Farm Lane: Iori, Anthony L. and Lynn Roden-Iori to Sedgwick, Joseph A. and Erin M.; $338,000. 3956 Raceview Ave.: Long, Josephine to Franklin, Timothy W. Tr.; $90,000. 4300 Regency Ridge Court: Siefferman, Judith M. and Joan M. Wichman to Landsman, John L. and Ellen V.; $106,000. 7609 Skyview Circle: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Sample, Traci A.; $102,300. 7637 Skyview Circle: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Cummings, Jennifer; $152,300. 6348 Springmyer Drive: Westrich, Catherine M. to Moody, Lindsay M. and Zachary E.; $145,000. 3184 Sunnyhollow Lane: Schmidt, Steven C. to Fannie Mae; $104,000. 7149 Tressel Wood Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Plagge, William R. Jr. and Ladye M.; $251,715. 6185 West Fork Road: Bova, Linda A. to Otto, Benjamin and Jillian; $300,000. 2184 Woodmere Court: Jasm Properties LLC to Gill, Amy M.; $76,900.

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About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.


2609 Chesterfield Court: Jacobs, David S. and Bruce R. Ibold to Jacobs, David S.; $28,000. 5342 Colerain Ave.: Seifu, Zenbesh to Heekin, Stanley; $27,000. 2333 Raeburn: Bauer, Gina A. to Harley, John B.; $320,000. 2346 Raeburn Drive: Bauer, Gina A. to Harley, John B.; $320,000. 5530 Little Flower Ave.: Gebregziabher, Haddesse A. to Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr.; $96,000. 5255 Ponderosa Drive: Robinson, Joe E. Jr. to Citibank NA; $74,000. 5831 Shadymist Lane: Bank Of New York Mellon The to Khayo, Munir E.; $72,600. 2461 Hearthstead Lane: Cullman, Elaine G. to Spencer, Oliver L.; $161,000. 2557 North Bend Road: Pelley, Gloria D. to Citifinancial Inc.; $20,000. 2737 Westonridge Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $35,000.


1986 Compton Road: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Zeiser, Rebecca A.; $79,000. 7600 Affinity Place: Pupizion Inc. to Bepo Inc.; $500,000. 7328 Maple Ave.: Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc. to Keller and Klein Ltd.; $29,000. 1514 Kinney Ave.: York, Charles E. and Linda Jean to Swewat Ltd; $10,000. 7400 Elizabeth St.: Bittner Construction Inc. to Cincinnatus Savings and Loan Co.; $80,000. 1935 Stevens Ave.: Zinsmeister, Violet L. to Berlanger, Jedediah J.; $65,000.


1863 Bluehill Drive: Thornton, Daphne to Bank Of America NA; $44,000. 9648 Fallshill Circle: Fannie Mae to Hesse, Brittany L.; $120,000. 1282 Frost Court: Hudson, Karen to Hernadez, Venni; $55,340. 1010 Hollytree Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Whitfield, Rosemary D.; $55,000. 1831 Mistyhill Drive: Polanco, Miguel and Yohanny to Everhome Mortgage Co.; $52,000. 9287 Montoro Drive: Robinson, Margaret M. Tr. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $60,000. 8375 Newbury St.: Smith, Melody K. to Citimortgage Inc.; $58,000. 70 Ridgeway Road: Ries, James J. and Rita F. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $44,000. 9671 Wildbrook Lane: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to JASM Properties LLC; $24,000. 9721 Wildbrook Lane: Kissel, Helen M. to Reising, Donna M. and Edward B.; $111,900. 2306 Adams Creek Drive: Living Solutions LLC to Lyons, Leah M.; $124,000. 9571 Beech Drive: Thomas and Bland Homes Inc. to Clayton, Reynolds; $155,440. 11885 Cedarcreek Drive: Goedde, Paul J. to U.S. Bank NA ND; $88,000. 8409 Gamma Court: Gray, Lydia A. and Darren J. to Mecklenburg, Karl H.; $120,000. 1011 Harbury Drive: Riechert, Sara E. and Scott M. Andrews to Grosheim, John D. and Angela L. Silliman; $143,650. 2138 Lincoln Ave.: Brown Bark II LP to Kindo, Glory; $4,000. 10744 Maplehill Drive: Foster, Sheelia J. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $38,000. 795 Reynard Ave.: Quay, Paul and Yong Hui to Swinford, Mildred C. and Scott S.; $126,500. 9766 Woodmill Lane: Hartlaub, Gregory R. and Leah M. to Hartlaub, Elizabeth V. and Gregory I.; $80,000. Address not available: Drees Co. The to Giffin, Amy Wais; $154,845. 6308 Betts Ave.: Brown Bark II L. P. to Great White Land Development LLC; $10,000. 9650 Fernbrook Court: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Bank of New York Mellon; $98,200. 9650 Fernbrook Court: Bank of New York Mellon to Bowden, Dale Tr.; $20,000. 8827 Grenada Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Best Investment Group LLC; $22,500. 10002 Hamilton Ave.: Kennedy, Antonietta C. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $52,000. 1580 Hazelgrove Drive: Taylor, Mary Frances to Thompson, Jeffrey A.; $116,000. 1351 McClure Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Fullman, Tony L.; $19,000. 7925 Ramble View: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to Kowalski, Jaclyn M.; $54,600. 817 Sabino Court: Federal National Mortgage Association to Hillcrest Homes Inc.; $60,000.


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