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Health department gives awards to clean lunch rooms By Jennie Key

Students who eat all their lunch may be members of the clean plate club, but a number of school cafeterias in the Northwest Local School District are members of the Clean Kitchen club. And they have the awards to prove it. The Hamilton County Public Health Department started the Clean Kitchen Award in 2011 to recognize food service facilities in Hamilton County that maintain clean, well-cared-for and safe environments for serving food. Mike Samat, spokesman for the health department, said the criteria for receiving the award include fewer than three violations in the previous two years prior to application, no critical or repeat violations in the previous two years, maintain two staff members with level I food handler certification or one staff member with a current ServSafe certificate. Applications are submitted with documentation. Applicants must have at least two years of inspection data on file with Hamilton County Public Health. Monfort Heights Elementary School cafeteria manager Kim Wilkerson says the award crite-

CAFETERIA REPORT CARD Northwest district cafeterias that have received the Clean Kitchen Award from the Hamilton County Department of Public Health include Colerain, Struble, Welch, Pleasant Run and Monfort Heights elementary schools, Colerain and Pleasant Run middle schools and Colerain High School. Other area schools recognized with the award in 2012 include Youthland Academy, St. James School, La Salle High School, and the ABC Learning Center. Other kitchens in the community recognized with the Clean Kitchen Award include White Castle at 5404 North Bend Road, Gold Top Dairy Bar, Triple Creek, 2700 Buell Road. Information about school cafeteria and restaurant inspections can be found on the health department’s web site at

ria are things her team of workers were already doing. “I think it’s nice to be recognized and I think it makes everybody a little more aware of what needs to be done every day,” she said. “This really is stuff we do all the time.”

Wilkerson’s team includes Robin Patrick, Cheryl Montag, Mary Beavan, Lori Brewer and George La Fleur. Dennis Sauer fills in as a sub. She said the volunteers who help in the lunch room are also important parts of her team. The Monfort Heights cafeteria was given the award in 2011, the inaugural year. Wilkerson said her application for this year is ready to go. “You can apply every year,” she said. “I think the team enjoys getting a pat on the back for the good work they do. My staff is the greatest.” Jeremy Hessel, director of health services for the county health department, said he hopes cafeteria managers will apply every year for the Clean Kitchen Award. “This rewards the facilities that do a good job with the health and safety aspect of food services,” Hessel said. Northwest food service supervisor Cheryl Romans said the majority of her cafeterias have or will seek the award. She said three of the cafeterias have personnel who must complete certification to be eligible. Samat said as a consumer, he would feel comfortable eating in a place that has received the Clean Kitchen award. “I know what we put them through to get it,” he said.


Monfort Heights cafeteria manager Kim Wilkerson says she’s proud her kitchen received recognition as a clean kitchen and she is applying again this year. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Green Twp. residents battle for senate seat By Kurt Backscheider

State Sen. William Seitz is seeking re-election to his final four-year term, but he’ll have to defeat a fellow Green Township resident in order to keep his seat in Columbus. The Republican incumbent faces Democratic challenger Richard Luken this November. Seitz was appointed to Ohio’s 8th Senate District in 2007, and was elected to the seat in 2008. Prior to serving in the Senate, he spent seven years representing the 30th District in the Ohio House of Representatives. This election year marks Luken’s second bid for office. He ran to represent the 30th House District in 2010 and lost to Robert Mecklenborg.


A computer consultant and website designer, Luken, 56, said he seeks to represent the 8th District because democracy means having a real choice. “On Election Day you can only have a true democracy if every-

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one has a choice,” he said. “Having opposition is important.” He said he decided to run this year particularly because the Republican party Luken has shown itself to be more concerned with winning elections than governing. He disagrees with the state legislature’s district realignments, and said the gerrymandering hurts the integrity of the democratic process. Luken said he is also against the privatization of state institutions, such as prisons. “Our state entities do not exist to create profit for private groups that are in the business of making money,” he said. When it comes to taxes, he said he favors fair and progressive taxes. He said he wouldn’t have voted to eliminate the Ohio estate tax. “This money used to come in to local governments to provide services, but now these municipalities will have to find ways to

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make up for those lost revenues,” he said. “The elimination of the estate tax shifted the burden from those who are able to pay to those who are less able to pay.” Luken said he’s enjoyed campaigning and the opportunity to speak to people and try to explain to them the scene as he sees it. If elected, he said he would be a thoughtful legislator, and pledges that representing the people and assisting them in their interactions with the government will be his first and only job. His website is at

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A partner at a regional law firm, Seitz said he wants to fulfill his final term by building on successes he’s alSeitz ready achieved. He introduced tort reforms that helped Ohio become more business-friendly, and he said on the criminal justice side he drafted legislation that reduced prison overcrowding, saved the state $575 million and also helped Ohio have the second lowest number of repeat offenders. He said one of his priorities is to protect local governments against further funding reductions. “I believe we have shifted a lot of pain to the local government level,” he said. “My local government experience as a school board member and township trustee is important in Columbus.” To help Ohio and the country reach energy independence, Seitz said he supports safely tapping into the oil and natural gas

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reserves in eastern Ohio, which would also create new jobs and revenue for the state. He also supports researching the compressed natural gas vehicle market, and using revenues from natural gas to invest in a fueling station infrastructure for compressed natural gas vehicles. Municipalities could convert their vehicle fleets to run on compressed natural gas, which he said is cleaner for the environment and half the cost of gasoline. “I think that would be a real savings to the taxpayer,” he said. Seitz said he also wants to ensure the state is spending adequate money to repair and maintain its roads, bridges and highways. “I’m a bricks and sticks Republican,” he said. “I don’t believe we are investing enough money in our infrastructure right now.” He said the fundamental job of the legislature is to make laws, and he said his legal experience is an important asset for representing the 8th District. His website is at /bill-seitz.html. Vol. 91 No. 37 © 2012 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



Same candidates, different district lines Gannett News Service The major-party candidates vying for the Ohio House 28th District seat are the same as two years ago. The political landscape, though, has changed. After an often combative campaign in 2010, Democrat Connie Pillich, 52, of Montgomery, defeated Republican Mike Wilson of Springfield Township, by about 600 votes. They’re going head-to-head again, with Libertarian Robert Ryan also on the ballot. What’s different this time: The Republican-dominated Ohio Apportionment Board has re-drawn the district, with reliable Democratic areas such as Woodlawn and Lincoln Heights replaced by GOP-friendly Kenwood and Madeira.

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An analysis by the Ohio Campaign for Accountable Redistricting, a nonpartisan coalition of 25 organizations led by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and Ohio Citizen Action, shows the district now leans Republican, 54 percent to 46 percent; before lines were redrawn, it was 52.5 percent Democrat and 47.5 percent Republican. “Obviously it’s an enormous impact,” said Wilson, the founder of the Cincinnati Tea Party. “I wouldn’t call it a strong Republican (district), but it is the strongest Republican district across the state currently held by a Democrat. I think we go into it with an advantage, but you still have to run a race.” Pillich, though, said, “I don’t think it’s going to matter that much, because the people of my district know I’ve been fighting for them for the better part of my career, whether as an attorney or as an elected official.” Pillich, an Air Force veteran now in her second term as state representative, said she’s most proud



of her work to help veterans and their families with jobs, housing and parental rights. The 25 bills she’s introduced include the Veterans Bonus, which voters approved in 2009; it provides a small cash bonus to Ohioans who served in the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan. She said she’s also proud of her “track record of working in a bipartisan fashion and using my skills and background to find practical, common sense solutions.” “We obviously need to focus on the economy,” she said, “and we need to make sure we take care of our public schools.” Wilson, who owns an IT consulting company, says the economy is the top issue. Although Ohio is in better shape than when he ran two years ago, “There’s a lot more we can do to continue to put Ohioans back to

work and get our economy moving.” He said the state should hold the line on Wilson spending. “Any surpluses that are generated I’d like to return to the taxpayers in the form of (tax) rate cuts.” That’s one priority in his four-point plan that includes creating a more jobs-friendly regulatory climate; blocking implementation in Ohio of President Barack Obama’s health care reform; and encouraging energy growth in the state. For his part, Ryan, a 58year-old engineer from Blue Ash, hopes to capitalize on voters’ frustration with what he calls “bipolar politics.” “The process has been governed by getting the most extreme person out there to be the prime candidate. They tilt toward one end of the (political spectrum) or the other. I am, frankly, the guy in the middle.”

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NAME: CONNIE PILLICH City/town: Montgomery Age: 52 Occupation: Full time legislator Website: Education/degrees: Bachelor’s degree, University of Oklahoma; MBA, University of North Dakota; law degree, University of Cincinnati. Political experience: State representative, 28th Ohio House District, two terms. Campaign message: I have a proven track record of working across the aisle to find practical, common sense solutions. I hope to continue my record of helping small businesses, caring for veterans, fighting for our schools, and giving kids the education they need to compete in the 21st century.

NAME: ROBERT RYAN City/town: Blue Ash Age: 58 Occupation: Engineer Website: Education/degrees: Bachelor’s degree, mechanical engineering, Lehigh University; master’s degree,

aerospace engineering, University of Cincinnati. Political experience: Mayoral candidate, Salisbury, Md.; political central committees in Ohio and Maryland; Weed & Seed Steering Committee member Campaign message: It is time to end bipolar politics.

NAME: MIKE WILSON City/town: Springfield Township Age: 36 Occupation: Owner, KRC Advisors (IT consulting). Website: www.CitizensFor Education/degrees: Bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, University of Cincinnati Political experience: 2010 candidate for state representative; founder, Cincinnati Tea Party; cofounder, Ohio Liberty Coalition; chairman, 2011 Issue 3 campaign (healthcare freedom amendment); member, Hamilton County Tax Levy Review Committee Campaign message: Let’s send common sense conservatism to Columbus. Stand with Mike Wilson.


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People Working Cooperatively has been serving low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners for 37 years. Now the nonprofit is ramping it up for veterans. Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships Ron Henlein is a champion of this new program. Henlein says PWC has a waiting list of more than 200 people for critical home repairs, and there were close to 60 veterans on that list. The new Ramp it Up for Veterans program raises money to move veterans off the waiting list to the front of the line to get those repairs done. Formerly a district manager with Home Depot, Henlein, a White Oak resident, turned to his former employer for partnership in this new project for PWC. Home Depot delivered. The Home Depot Foundation gave $155,000 – that covered the repairs needed

To help PWC meet its commitment to making critical home repairs and modifications to the homes of low income, elderly and disabled military veterans living in the greater Cincinnati area, text PWC to 80888 and donate $10. You can donate up to three times depending on your carrier. Want to donate more? Text PWC to 41444 and you can donate as much as you like. When you Text To Give you’ll automatically be entered into a contest to win $1,000 in Senco tools. Contest drawing will be Dec. 6. Don’t forget to confirm your donation when you get a reply from your carrier. You do not need to text/enter in order to win. You can also send your name, address, email and phone number to: or mail it to Senco Tool Giveaway, Attn: Kim Sullivan, People Working Cooperatively, 4612 Paddock Road Cincinnati, OH 45229. There is also a link on the group’s website at

by the first 58 veterans helped by the new program. Henlein said it was a start. But PWC is also raising money for the future needs of the men and women who have served the country in the military. “There are more wounded veterans coming home,” Henlein said. “Some are coming home with disabil-

ities and accessibility issues. We are going to make sure we take care of them.” Henlein said in many cases the repairs are not extensive, but they make all the difference in the quality of life of the resident. “We had one veteran who had not left his home for more than a year,” he said. “All it took was a

wheelchair ramp to make a big impact in his life. They have given so much for our country. This campaign to me is the right thing to do.” PWC is midway through a text campaign to raise money for this program to eliminate the wait for veterans in need of critical home repairs. It runs through Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The campaign has asked businesses to lend their signs on Veterans Day to get the word out and also engages potential donors on social media such as Twitter and Facebook as well as relying on text messaging. Henlein was a long time supporter of PWC before he joined the nonprofit in March. “PWC serves the community’s most vulnerable homeowners and helps them remain safely in their homes, where they want to be,” Henlein said. “I’m excited to help PWC bring their valuable services to even more people in need.” Henlein says his agency has developed an efficient, cost-effective and produc-

Home Depot kicked off funding for the Ramp it Up for Veterans project with a check for $155,000. From left are Fred Wacker, chief operating officer for the Home Depot Foundation; Paul Haitsch, Home Depot district manager; Dave Musen, Home Depot regional vice president; and Paul Fulton and Paul Arnett, Home Depot store managers.

tive service model that carefully assesses what the homeowner needs and provides the services that will allow them to remain living safely in their home. “When our people go for a project, they look at everything. Energy efficiency, safety, and they know what they are doing. We’ve been

at this for 37 years.” He said he hopes the Ramp it Up campaign moves people to help veterans. “I think people want to do the right thing. Our job here is to convince them there is a real need and then be the connector to get the job done.”

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The Colerain High School Band, Colerain Upbeat Club, Colerain Boosters, and Athletic Department present the Colerain High School Marching Band Invitational Saturday, Oct. 27. Preliminaries start at 12:30 p.m. with the finals at

8 p.m. in the Colerain High School football stadium. There will be bands from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana in this Mid-States Band Association sponsored competition. Special guest is the University of Cincinnati Marching Band Cost is $8 per person.

Mt. Healthy levy forum/chili cookoff

There will be a community forum and chili cookOff 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the cafeteria at Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave. The event is focused on informing parents and the community about the importance of Issue 44, which is the Mount Healthy school levy. Parents will be

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The Colerain Township Community Center presents Trunk or Treat 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the parking lot at the community center, 4300 Springdale Road. Rain or shine, residents, businesses and community groups are invited to take part in some Halloween fun. Children up to age 12 will be able to trunk or treat with a $2 wristband. Costumes must not be scary. Participating vehicles will be allowed four wristbands and prizes will be given to the most creative trunks. There will be food, games, a bounce-house, a pumpkin contest, and storytelling by the Groesbeck branch library.

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Spooky storytime

Visit the North Central branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for Spooky Storytime at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the branch meeting room, 11109 Hamilton Ave. The family story time is designed for children ages 3 to 6. There will be spooky stories, a craft, and a cookie. For information, call the branch at 513-513-369-4459.

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St. Paul United Church of Christ sponsors a Trunk and Treat on from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the church parking lot at 5312 Old Blue Rock Road. This event features “trick or treating” as well as games and other activities. Don’t forget to wear your costume. Call 513-0385-9077 or visit

Halloween face painting

The Monfort Heights branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will offer face painting from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the branch, 3825 West Fork Road. Stop in at the Monfort Heights Branch Meeting Room before trick-or-treat or a Halloween party to get your face painted to match your costume. Register online at or stop in at the branch to sign up. Registration is open through noon Tuesday, Oct. 30. Call the branch at 513369-4472 for information.

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Margie Ferguson is a trailblazer. The first in her family to go to college, she has served the community as a social worker, probation officer and teacher, retiring after 35 years in teaching, 30 with the Mount Healthy City School District. The first African American woman to teach in the district, she retired at the head of the class, having been named Teacher of the Year for the past year.

Her years as a social worker exposed her to the needs of families with students with Ferguson special needs. When she had a scholarship opportunity to become a special education teacher, she did not hesitate. “I had seen their needs,” she said. “There is a lot of grief and pain, certainly, but there were also those times when you can

offer help, when you know you can really make a difference.” With the help of students, parents and administrators, Ferguson raised more than $41,000 in scholarship funds for students through the Multi-Cultural Workshop, formerly the Black Cultural Workshop. “I feel so good about those scholarships,” she said. “You know what a difference that made in the lives of those students, that they could go on to college.” . She was recognized

with a plaque at the Oct. 15 board of education meeting and is blazing yet another trail at the head of the 2012 homecoming parade as this year’s grand marshal. The honor surprised and pleased her. “All those years I have participated in the parade as part of the MCW, I never dreamed I would be the grand marshal of the parade or that I would be selected as teacher of the year. It is wonderful to have such recognition and I am very honored. “I am really going out with a bang.”

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Anchor of Hope to go to ministry founder Sister Bonnie Steinlage, founder of Haircuts from the Heart, will be honored with the Anchor of Hope this weekend. The congregation of Hope Lutheran Church on Blue Rock Road in Colerain Township established the Anchor of Hope Award in 2000. The award is given to someone outside the membership of the congregation to lift up Christian acts of love that make God’s love more visible in the world. Sister Bonnie Steinlage founded and operates Haircuts from the Heart, in St. John’s Community Center right next to Findley Market on Logan Street. Haircuts from the Heart offers hair services to people who can’t afford them. She anoints every head with oil saying these words “You are manifested with oil and the love of God.” Afterwards, she always asks customers to sweep up their own hair explaining “this is a ministry, we are in this together.” Sister Bonnie is set to accept her award at 10 a.m.

OTHER WINNERS Previous winners of the Anchor of Hope Award include Roger Grein for financially supporting Lutheran Social Services’ adoption program, Bunny Borchelt, founder and director of SON ministry Food Pantry, Cindy Feldhaus for her work with Teen Life Coalition Youth Club and Women Exploited by Abortion, both of which she founded, Judy Wheelwright, owner of Joy’s Beauty Shop, for her and her employees’ work on behalf of the needy, Jan Millard, owner of All About Flowers, for her and her staff’s Christmas adoptions of needy families and work with the homeless and Mike Frey for his work with Tyler’s Run.

Sunday, Oct. 28, at Hope Lutheran Church, 4695 Blue Rock Road. The community is invited to attend to hear Sister Bonnie’s story and join in refreshments to celebrate her life and ministry.



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Recycling event is a hit with residents By Jennie Key

Colerain Township gave its residents a chance for one-stop recycling Oct. 13, and they took advantage, recycling tons of items and keeping them from being disposed of in the landfill. The annual event gives residents the opportunity to get rid of items that can be recycled without having to visit multiple recycling centers. It is paid for with recycling funds received from the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services. Colerain Township Parks and Services Director Kevin Schwartzoff said recycling is popular with township residents yearround, as residents recycling paper and other items frequently visit the recycling bins at the government complex and near Colerain Park. Tawanna Molter, administrative assistant for parks and public services, said 853 cars came through the checkpoint on recycling day this year. According to Melinda Hickey, sales coordinator for Rumpke of Ohio Inc.,

29.89 tons of general trash were collected Oct. 13 and disposed of at Rumpke Landfill. Hickey reported that 1.25 tons of metal and steel were collected and recycled at American Compress Steel and 1.24 tons of appliances were collected and recycled through Garden Street Metals. The township collected 8.29 tons of tires that were then recycled at the Rumpke tire recycling facility. Hickey reported that about 1.13 tons of commingled recycling items were also recycled at Rumpke Recycling, which also recycled a little more than 500 pounds of cardboard. The township collected two Rototillers, 26 push mowers, 16 Weed Eaters, three riding lawn mowers, two snow blowers, a pressure washer, five bicycles and about 900 pounds of mower parts. There were 40 auto batteries, 240 pounds of household batteries, 25 motorcycle, ATV and lead acid batteries dropped off. Totals for computer and oil recycling weren’t available yet. Jerry Carter, who works for 2trg of Kenwood a busi-

Vehicles filled with old computers, TVs and other electronics kept workers from 2trg busy at the annual recycling day event in Colerain Township. The firm wipes and destroys the hard drives in the computers and then recycles most of the components. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

thinks residents still find the recycling day a useful service. “I think it’s a service to our residents and it doesn’t cost us anything thanks to the grant,” he said. “We could go to every other year, but I don’t think people want to hold onto their junk that long.”

ness that works with electronics recycling, said his company removes and erases the hard drives then shreds them. Workers then disassemble the items, recycling everything down to the nuts and bolts. Administrative assistant Tina Burns said that in 2011, the township collected 7.9 tons of tires, 15 tons of electronics and 650 gallons of oil. In 2010, the township collected 20 tons of television and computer items and more than14 tons of tires. Schwartzoff said that while the numbers may have dropped a little, he

Jerry Carter and James Ellis of 2trg, the company that recycled the electronics as part of the Colerain Township Recycling Day, lift a projection TV from a truck. The TV’s owner, Gary Shunk, said it was time to get rid of it, and he was glad to have the recycling option. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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Youth learn of city government Several hundred students attending 35 junior and senior high schools from across Greater Cincinnati will take part in the annual Youth in City Government (YICG) program sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, in cooperation with local government and school leaders. The program will be Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Duke Energy Center, and Oct. 31 at Cincinnati City Hall. “The Y’s Youth in City Government program gives young people an opportunity to learn first-hand about government and civic issues, by taking an active role in the democratic process,” said YMCA of Greater Cincinnati President and Chief Ex-

ecutive Officer Sandy Walker. “The program is designed to help students of diverse backgrounds develop critical thinking skills and strengthen interpersonal skills, while raising awareness of community issues and investigating possible solutions.” “Students will take part in workshops about city issues, engage in debates about local issues, and write ordinances,” said Heather Couch, director of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati YICG program. “Those involved will have a unique opportunity to meet with city leaders, discuss the importance of voting, and take part in an election for council.” “Youth in City Government is

that place where students with the spark and potential of leadership get their start and carry on the torch of leadership that will build a better future for our community, our nation, and our world,” said Patrick Reagan, a recent graduate of Aldersgate Christian Academy. He served as mayor when he took part in the Youth in Government program. “The Youth in City Government program has honestly changed my life,” added Steven, a student at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. “Being a part of youth council has really allowed me to discover a different side of me.”

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Youth in City Government participants were, back row from left: Chris Rosing (Oak Hills), Nick Staresinic (Moeller), Olivia Maly (Mount Notre Dame), Evan McConaughy, Caroline Hollatz (Mount Notre Dame), and Jordan Stevens (Mercy). Front row: Joseph Trentman (Scholl for the Creative and Performing Arts), Kyle Denman (St. Xavier), Benita Munnerlyn (Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy), and Haley Baker (Mercy). PROVIDED

School leadership programs offered The College of Mount St. Joseph will offer two fully-online graduate education programs in principal licensure and teacher leader beginning in January 2013. The principal licensure program will be offered in a cohort format and will include two internship experiences. All classes are offered fully-online using the Mount’s Blackboard online delivery throughout the program. Professors with significant experience in school leadership will teach the courses. The degree can be completed in 21 months or in as few as 17 months for those who hold a M.A. or M.Ed. The principal licensure program at the Mount is structured to prepare educational leaders to meet the Ohio Principal Standards. The teacher leader program is designed for licensed teachers seeking a master’s degree. All

Northwest High School Athletic Director Joe Pollitt, Sgt. 1st Class Mark Hobbs and Northwest Knights head football coach Chad Murphy, holding the flag flown in battle, participated in the flag ceremonies on Senior Knight at Northwest. THANKS TO PAULETTA CROWLEY

NWHS ACCEPTS BATTLE FLAG Prior to the Northwest-Little Miami football game Oct. 12, Sgt. 1st Class Mark Hobbs of the United States Army presented Northwest High School with a United States flag that had flown in northern Afghanistan earlier this year. The flag was flown by the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Ohio Army National Guard during a mission as part

of Task Force Dragon as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Hobbs presented the flag as a gesture of appreciation on behalf of Operation Buckeye Guard, a second-year program that coordinates support from Ohio high school football teams for the 37th IBCT, which has deployed more than 3,000 soldiers to Afghanistan. Hobbs also presented a flag

that was flown over a base in Afghanistan. The NJROTC color guard raised the flag as the national anthem was being played. It flew over the Northwest High School stadium during senior night recognition and the football game. Northwest head coach Chad Murphy and Northwest Athletic Director Joe Pollitt accepted the flag and will display the flag flown in combat.

Mercy offers prep class and test Mother of Mercy High School will be offer two free High School Placement Test (HSPT) Prep Classes on Saturdays, Nov. 3 and 10 at 8:30 a.m. The HSPT is required for all eighth graders to be considered for admission. Scores from the HSPT are used to determine scholarship offerings and help designate student placement in academic courses and programs. The Prep Class will offer helpful tips for success on the HSPT including general

test taking strategies and focused work in math and language arts. While the two prep classes are identical in material and delivery, Mercy added a second class this year in order to accommodate the growing number of girls who test-prep at Mercy. Last year’s class filled quickly so students are encouraged to register soon. Additionally, Mercy will host the High School Place Test at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The fee for the test is $30.

To register online for a Test Prep Class and/or the HSPT, please visit For more details or questions please contact Mercy’s Director of Admissions, Cara Hyland, at 513-661-2740 ext. 346. Please note students can take the test at any high school in which they can enroll and have the option of sending their results to up to three different schools.

classes are offered fully-online. The curriculum includes coaching and mentoring instructional leadership, communications and problem solving and a16-week integrative project. Candidates will complete coursework to earn Ohio’s Teacher Leader Endorsement while earning their graduate degree. “By offering these programs online, we are enabling students to receive a Mount education with the convenience of doing coursework at their pace,” said Steve McCafferty, Ph.D., program director. For more information on the programs, contact Mary Brigham, admission counselor at 513244-4233 or visit The Mount is currently enrolling students in the online graduate programs with a January 2013 start date.

Chorus to give away high school concerts The Southern Gateway Chorus is offering a free 30-minute concert to two area high schools to be scheduled on a mutually agreed date in 2013. For several years concerts have been offered to benefit Greater Cincinnati area high school choral programs. The no-strings-attached offer is made as a community service and driven by the belief that involvement in the arts creates more well rounded students. Directors who have taken advantage of the free performance offer in the past have found that having an award-winning men’s chorus sing on the same concert with students strengthens participation, particularly of boys, in the school’s choirs. This year the offer is being expanded to any Greater Cincinnati area high school. Any high school choral director can “opt in” for the chance to

win this offer by sending an email by Oct. 24 to with your name, title, email address, and school district name. What will happen next is that your school will be listed on our website ( starting Nov. 5. Until Thanksgiving, students, parents, or residents in your district will have the opportunity to vote for their school on our website. The two schools with the most votes will each win a free performance. “Some may think this is a ploy to recruit students into Southern Gateway,” chorus president, David Beaudry said. “That’s simply not the case because recruiting high school students is strictly against our organization’s policies. This is all about supporting singing as a beneficial, life-long activity.”


These students were named to the summer semester academic merit list at Wilmington College: Victoria Bratton, Paul Byard, Teresa Campbell, Michelle Conrady, David Elliott, Marla LaNellé Harrington, Diane Mattson, Jennifer Pekarik, Mark Picard and Jennifer Scroggin. The academic merit list recognizes students enrolled six to 11 hours who earn at

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The following are updates from this week’s tournament action.

District cross country

District cross country meets were held at Pinehill Crowin-Nixon Park in Mason Oct. 20. The following individuals advanced to regionals, which will be run at Troy High School Oct. 27. » La Salle: Jake McNamara, 16 » Colerain: Nathan Sizemore, 13, and Kirsten Seiler, 2. » McAuley: The Mohawks qualified as a team. McKenzie Pfeifer, 12; Natalie Lienhart, 13.

Girls tournament soccer

Colerain defenders make a diving grab to stop Lakota West QB Malik Grove from scoring Oct. 19. GREG LORING/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Offenses trapped in Colerain’s defensive Cage By Nick Dudukovich

COLERAIN TWP. — Colerain High School plays its home football games at a stadium nicknamed “The Cage,” so it’s only fitting the Cardinals’ defense has trapped several opposing offenses into poor production this fall. The Cardinals allowed 44 points to Lakota West in week nine, but games like that have been the exception in 2012, not the rule. Entering week nine, the Cardinals’ defense owned three shutouts, while holding opponents to 15 or fewer points on three other occasions. Whatever questions emerged in the preseason after the Cardinals lost eight starters from last year to graduation are disappearing with ever snap. “People underestimated us from the beginning, but we had to show them…and with our record, obviously it shows our defense plays hard,” said Cardinals defensive back Dejuan Lang. Lang, along with senior defensive lineman Dae’Shaun Durham and junior linebacker Te-

Colerain defensive back DeJuan Lang, left, and Dae’Shaun Durham have been cornerstones of the Cardinals’ defense this fall. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

gray Scales, were the lone returning starters from last year’s squad. Durham said the press had started to get into the team’s head after losing players such as Joe Bolden and Andre Jones to Division I college football. The 5-11, 265-pound lineman knew the unit could be good; he just didn’t know it would be this quickly “I always knew there was tal-

ent. I just didn’t think they were ready and they’ve proved me wrong and we came together as a team over the summer.” Durham has two sacks to go along with two forced fumbles, while Lang’s recorded two fumbles and picked off three passes. The secondary makes it difficult for the opposition to throw the ball, as the Cardinals are only allowing an average of 103 yards per game through the air.

Like Lang, junior Jalen Christian also has three picks, while junior Ryan Williamson is second in the GMC with five interceptions. Lang and Durham both said the Cardinals’ defense bonded over the summer as the coaching staff continually pushed the unit and an “us-versus-them” atmosphere was fostered. “The coaches knew all along we were pretty good. They just wanted us to work for it,” Durham said. As the regular season winds to a close, the Cardinals are in a prime position to make some playoff memories throughout November. In the Oct. 16 OHSAA state computer rankings, the Cardinals were ranked first in the Division I, Region 4. Both Lang and Durham are hopeful the Cardinals will be playing in the state’s championship game, Dec. 1. And they’re confident they’ve got the defense to do it. “I believe it’s the best defense in the state,” Lang said. “We work hard every day. We don’t take any days off.”

Bombers golf comes up short at districts By Tom Skeen

St. Xavier's Joey Arcuri lines up his putt on the ninth green during the Division I Southwest District Golf Tournament at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown Thursday, Oct. 11. E.L. HUBBARD/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

SPRINGFIELD TWP. — After making it to the state tournament eight years in a row, the St. Xavier Bombers golf team missed out in 2012 by seven strokes. As a team, they shot 320 at the district tournament Oct. 11 at Weatherwax Golf Course to finish fourth behind Mason (300), Centerville (309) and Moeller (313). “Obviously it was a very disappointing day for St. Xavier,” coach Alex Kepley said. “We made it to state eight straight years and that pressure starts to weigh on you to continue to achieve that.” The day didn’t start well for the Bombers as their five golfers were a combined 15-over-par through the first three holes. In fact, Adam Schupp was the only Bomber to shoot under 40 on the front nine at Weatherwax, which was played on the Woodside

Course. “That was the difference,” Kepley said. “We had a very good comeback on the back nine but unfortunately, it was a little too late.” The back nine was played on the Highlands Course and the five Bombers were a combined 12-over-par. “I think the combination of the two-hour frost delay and them being a little anxious getting out there,” Kepley said about the slow start. “After (the first three holes) they settled down. Districts are the most pressure-packed day of the year. It’s do or die out there. It goes on or it’s over.” The Bombers had a great regular season, including a Greater Catholic League South championship, but when you reach the postseason none of that matters. “It doesn’t matter how great you have been all season,” the back-to-back GCL South Coach of the Year said. “We have a

group of guys that played for us that won five statewide tournaments playing against all the best teams across the state. Unfortunately that doesn’t necessarily count for anything.” Seniors Joey Arcuri – who will play golf at Butler University next season - and Schupp led the Bombers with 78s, while freshman Kirran Magowan shot an 80. Senior Nick Paxson – who will play for the Dayton Flyers next year - and junior Brendan Keating both shot 84. With Magowan – who led the GCL in nine-hole scoring average – and Keating back next season, things are looking up for the Bombers. “We definitely have a nice pipeline,” Kepley said. “Many other schools have an equal pipeline, but we have a number of juniors that will be quite good as seniors next year. We have two freshman that have a very bright three years ahead of them playing varsity golf.”

» McAuley advanced by beating Harrison, 5-1, Oct. 16. They lost to Mercy 1-0 on Oct. 20 to end the season. » Colerain defeated Glen Este, 2-1, Oct. 16. Julia Flagge-Echols and Morgan Lindeman scored. They lost to Walnut Hills 3-0 Oct. 20 to end the season.

Boys tournament soccer

» La Salle beat Mount Healthy, 7-0, Oct. 15. CJ Seig and Jacob Wyle each scored two goals. The Lancers’ season ended with a 5-3 loss to Turpin Oct. 18.

Tournament volleyball

» Colerain beat Northwest, 3-1 in sectional play Oct. 15, but then lost to Lakota East Oct. 18. » Roger Bacon defeated Preble Shawnee, 3-0, Oct.18, then lost to Taylor Oct. 20 in the sectional finals at Mariemont. » McAuley defeated Little Miami Oct. 20 in three sets at home. They play Milford Oct. 22 after deadline for the sectional final.

Week 9 football

» Alfred “L.A.” Ramsby rushed for 230 yards and three touchdowns while also throwing for 158 yards and a score as Colerain beat Lakota West 57-44 Oct. 19. Senior defensive back Lonnell Brown returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown. Colerain (9-0) hosts Oak Hills Oct. 26. » La Salle (4-5) dropped its fourth straight with a 48-21 loss to Columbus DeSales Oct. 19. The Lancers wrap the regular season at Elder Oct. 26. » Northwest quarterback Cory Roberson threw for two touchdowns and 202 yards but it wasn’t enough as Northwest fell to Harrison, 35-27, Oct. 19. The Knights (8-1) wrap up the regular season at Mount Healthy Oct. 26. » Roger Bacon lost to Badin 31-7 Oct. 19. The Spartans play Purcell Oct. 26. » St. Xavier lost to St. Ignatius 32-21. Nick Tensing was 21-for-34 passing for 237 yards but negative rushing yards brought the game’s total yards to 211. Scoring touchdowns were Ronnie Fricke, Robby Ries and Ryan Frey. The Bombers (5-4) play Louisville St. Xavier to wrap up regular season Oct. 26. » Mt. Healthy senior A.J. Pieratt rushed for 62 yards and a decisive fourth quarter touchdown Friday night as Edgewood won 14-10 and handed previously unbeaten Owls the first loss of the season. Senior fullback Matt Barger tacked on 83 rushing yards for the Cougars, who have won three of their past four games. Mount Healthy is No. 3 in The Enquirer Divisions II-VI area coaches’ poll. The Owls (8-1) will battle with Northwest at home for a Southwest Ohio Conference championships Oct. 26.


» Cam Horne was misidentified as Connor Horne in the Oct. 17 Press Preps Highlights. Cam scored a goal during Northwest’s 2-2 tie against Mount Healthy Oct. 11.



Ohio Elite excels in 11th year (U12 Boys Academy) was scouted for the US Club Soccer id2 program. Thirty-two players moved on to play collegiate soccer, while three OESA Alumni participated in Women’s College Cup Final Four – Tara Campbell (Duke), Tori Huster (Florida State), and Ally Berry (Wake Forest). In the professional game, Tori Huster was drafted by the Western NY Flash and won the WPS championship. Felicia Schroeder played professionally in Sweden and won the Deaf World Cup as a starting central midfielder for the US Deaf Women’s National Team. On the boys side, the club has grown to the most teams in club history. This past season OESA earned membership to the National Premier League (one of two clubs in Greater Cincinnati) where the U13 through U18 Academy teams will play. The boys will be entering the 2012-2013 season with the U13, U15, U16, U17 and U18 Academy teams playing in the inaugural OSSL (Ohio-South State League). Three teams played in State Cup semifinals and several teams won their divisions in Buckeye and Midwest Regional Leagues. The International Training Program will be entering the third year with the first trip taking the U16 Boys (current U18) to with Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata with players from age 14-16. The 2013 trip is scheduled to travel to Brazil and train with the professional club Fluminense. Ohio Elite also owns their soccer complex; opened in 2008 the David L. Olberding Training Center is 37-acre, natural grass facility. Go to or email

Ohio Elite Soccer Academy, heading into its 11th year, has established itself as one of the top clubs in the region and nation on both the girls and boys side. OESA has assembled a topnotch staff including six US Soccer “A” Licensed coaches, three “B” Licensed instructors, and 10 others with “C” or “D” licenses. The staff boasts experience as players and coaches at the all levels of the collegiate men’s and women’s game at all NCAA divisions and NAIA. This allows for nearly 70 percent of the U11 and older Academy/Elite Clubs National League/National Premier League teams to be coached by “A” Licensed coaches and 90 percent are coached by USSF “C” License or better. 2011-12 marked an excellent year for OESA, with the U16 ECNL girls finishing sixth in the Elite Clubs National League (the top girls league in the nation). The U15 ECNL Girls concluded their run in ninth. Ohio Elite ended the ECNL season with one division champion and two runner–ups. The club earned a No. 17 ranking out of 66 clubs nationwide. Darby Schwarz, Olivia Jester, and Maddie Huster were given “The Chance.” “The Chance" finals were at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oreg., July 22-25. In conjunction with Nike "The Chance" and U.S. Club Soccer id2, the ECNL brought in 96 of its top players in the league to the camp. Just in the past year Ohio Elite has placed five players in the U.S. National Team camps – Sam Leshnak (U15 ECNL), Mary Alice Vignola (U15 ECNL), Jill Vetere (U15 ECNL), Olivia Silverman (U15 ECNL) and Claire Falknor (U18 ECNL). Sean Satterfield


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This letter also was addressed to Joseph Platt. After reading the letter you placed in the Northwest Press Oct. 17, I feel compelled to write you of my disappointment with the erroneous information you placed in your letter. First I would like to say that currently we have just 51 administrators with combined salaries of $4,650,374.13 and total board paid compensations of $6,176,226,66. These numbers are far from the 75 administrators and $8,500,000 that you stated in your letter. And then you wrote that the top 100 employees earn $100,000 apiece or more. The truth is that we have 15 employees earning $100,000 or more per year. The taxpayers have spent $2,310 of their tax dollars just this year getting you your requested public records and the very least you could do is be truthful with them or not say anything at all. I like to give people the benefit of believing they are truthful and have integrity but you certainly bring out the skeptic in me. If you have questions about the data you receive from our district, I would appreciate you asking us so that you can be truthful with the citizens of this community.

Randall Bertram Treasurer/chief financial officer Northwest Local School District

Local School District levy signs have sprung up reading “for kids, schools and community,” but conveniently left out what it’s really for, where the majority of our tax dollars will go: “employee raises.” Compare salaries at NWLSD before and after recent levies have passed and it is shocking how large administrative raises were. Many district administrators are making over $100,000 per year, yet the average Colerain resident, earning far less, pays the bill. Out-of-control salaries, accounting for over 75 percent of the district’s yearly budget, keeps them coming back to the taxpayer for more with no regard for our struggling community. Should this levy pass, the miniscule Social Security increase our senior citizens received this year will barely cover the increase in property tax. It is Robin Hood in reverse, taking from those in need and giving to those with plenty. Sadly, it’s not about the kids, but greedy adults. New leadership, transparent and fiscally responsible, is needed to unite our community, not divide it. Where is the justice when Colerain residents are taxed out of their homes so that NWLSD administrators can buy larger ones? Let’s stop this insanity by voting no on the levy, Issue 47. Paul Janszen Colerain Township

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Independent voters want more choices Besides Barack and Mitt, did you know you have other choices? Do you know anything about Jill Stein, the nominee of the Green Party? How about Virgil Goode, running for the Constitution Party? The media has done a very poor job of informing American voters on alternatives to the political duopoly that has dominated this country. Media as the watchdogs for democracy is an illusion. It’s up to informed citizens to learn about alternatives to the Republicans and Democrats. More and more Americans consider themselves independent rather than aligning with either of the two major parties. Independents want more choices, and third parties offer that. Now more than ever, third parties encounter various blocks in getting access on ballots, inclusion in the fall debates and adequate coverage by the media. Are you looking for another choice? Gary Johnson, former New Mexico governor and Libertarian gets my vote. He went from handyman to selfmade businessman developing a multi-million dollar construction company with more than 1,000 employees. As a two-term governor of New Mexico, he demonstrated leadership skills and vetoed wasteful spending 750 times. An Ironman triathlete and cyclist, Johnson also climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. Libertarians are neither left nor right, advocating a high degree of both personal and economic freedom. They like

free societies, free markets and a limited federal government. Johnson believes in economic freeJohn Telintelo dom, fiscal COMMUNITY PRESS responsibility GUEST COLUMNIST and reducing regulations on small business. He supports lower taxes, because we can’t tax ourselves into economic recovery or continue our deficit spending. He opposes corporate welfare, tax abatements or subsidies and big investment bank bailouts. Johnson will always advance principles of individual liberty and social acceptance. He is for gun rights, property rights and school choice. He believes in freedom of personal lifestyle, relationship choices and supports pro-choice. He favors regulating marijuana like wine, because like the 1920s Prohibition, making personal choices criminal made matters worse. Finally, Johnson believes in restoring the federal government to its Constitutional limits. Libertarians support national defense, our military and veterans, but unlike the two major parties, not entanglement in foreign alliances and nationbuilding. You just might be libertarian. This year, select Gary Johnson instead of wasting your vote on the same politicians who got us in this mess. John Telintelo is a resident of Symmes Township.



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Northwest levy keeps students’ dreams alive I am pleading for your vote on the Northwest school levy on Nov. 6. We should allow our children to have the same quality of education and extracurricular activities that we had. We are not asking for luxuries, such as air conditioning, we are only asking to run the schools efficiently and that our children are afforded the necessary educational opportunities to become successful and that our children are afforded the necessary educational opportunities to become successful. Stephanie We choose to Stegmuller COMMUNITY PRESS send our children to a priGUEST COLUMNIST vate grade school with the intention of going to public high school. Our oldest starting attending Colerain last year and absolutely loves it. She started soccer conditioning after school her eigth-grade year and by the time school started she had friends and was excited to start her high school career. Since then she has not only received first honors her ninth grade year but also participated in soccer, basketball and track, in hopes of taking one of the sports to the next level. Her brothers and sister attend many of the games and look forward to the day they too will become a Cardi-

nal. If this levy does not pass and the extracurricular activities get taken away we will be forced with a very difficult decision. Do we move out of a neighborhood and community we love to be able to send our kids to a school where they will be given opportunities to grow as well rounded individuals? This very same issue happened in Grove City, Ohio. Their levy failed and they took away all extracurricular activities. The next day people were moving out of their communities and the value of homes declined significantly. Businesses closed and the community as a whole suffered. We struggle like everyone else around us. We don’t want to pay more taxes anymore than you do. We do however, believe that strong schools equal strong communities and we believe in investing in our community. Until we change things at the state level, the schools will have to continue asking for levies to pass for the simple reason that most of the revenues available to schools are fixed and inflexible and the cost of education continually rises. While state legislators continue to wrestle with fairness in funding public education in Ohio, public schools continue to depend on the support of local taxpayers. There is no quick fix or easy solution coming from the state or Federal level.

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Despite this, children continue to come through doors of our schools each day asking and deserving to be educated. Until the State creates a new system on funding schools, we the taxpayers, will continue to shoulder the responsibility of providing quality education and opportunities to our children. Please don’t take away their dreams and hopes for the future. Stephanie Stegmuller lives in the Northwest Local School District.

CH@TROOM Oct. 17 question Have you watched and will you watch the presidential and vice presidential debates? How will the debates affect your decisions?

“I have watched the three debates. They disappoint me in that the candidates rarely answer the questions as asked. The moderators do not regulate very well. Joe Biden made a fool of himself. I will base my vote more on the last four years. “More people out of work, gas prices doubled and the US now $5 trillion more in debt. None of those facts rhyme with what Obama said would happened in his 2008 debates. Never has a President so polarized this country, been so incompetent and spent so much of our hard-earned tax dollars. “I would prefer that future Presidents be people who has had real jobs and have been successful in running businesses. Talk is cheap or in Obama’s case very expensive for Americans. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “After watching the debates I confirmed what I had already believed; our president is an empty suit and our vice president is a clown. But more than that I have zero faith in our media; what ever happened to fair and balanced?” T.S “I am watching the debates, but I have already made my mind up on who I will vote for. I am curious to see if Obama can debate without a teleprompter. In the last debate he looked totally lost.” D.D.

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“Yes I have, and yes I shall. My decision was made years ago to dump the socialist poseur president!” J.G. “Yes, I have watched them. I have been watching the conduct of the president and vice president since they were installed in their offices in 2009, so I am quite aware of why I feel the way I do about them. My mind was made up long ago and everything I’ve seen and heard in the last few months because of the campaign merely reinforces my views, and thus, the debates will only affirm my opinion. “Frankly, it surprises me that anyone who has not been in a coma for four years could not have made up their mind already.” Bill B. “I am watching the debates, more out of curiosity than anything else. I already voted for Romney, basically because he at least has an outside chance of getting us out of this mess our economy is in. It is in a hole and it is pretty clear that Obama will just keep digging, with never-ending spending and more and more debt.” T.H.

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“I watched the first two, and they were certainly eye openers! “Romney was articulate and informed with the presence to make an impressive president, something I haven’t seen portrayed until now. “Joe Biden looked like a lunatic, laughing at questions about Iran, Lebanon and a host of other very serious topics. I’m guessing that the Jewish population, both here and in Israel, don’t find any of it funny. They’re under constant threat, and most likely never go to bed at peace. And this man is one step from being president in a crisis? “He was rude, condescending, and should be ashamed of himself. He wasn’t even polite to the moderator, shaking his finger at her and shouting, and interrupting to the point that she lost control, not to mention making it very difficult to listen to what Paul Ryan had to say. It looked like a smoke screen to me. “What was sad was the fact that I watched with the intention of becoming more informed, and I was assaulted with a president who seemed to care less about being there and listening to the answers rather than repeating the same non-relative statements over and over. Maybe his teleprompter was missing!” J.K. “Yes, I watched the first two. I will not watch the rest. I don’t need too. My decision has been made for quite some time and the debates will not affect my decision. Anyone that is still indecisive about how they will vote hasn’t been paying attention.” J.S.K.

Northwest Press Editor Jennie Key, 853-6272 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.



Call to talk about election issues Are you frustrated with the quality of today’s politicians Do you agree that we are constantly being disappointed by politicians who don’t live up to their promises? Are you weary of the lies, smears, and distortions that qualify as political discourse in our country? We deserve better, and we should demand better as voters. Connie Pillich and her friends in Columbus have been flooding mailboxes with scare tactic attacks falsely claiming that I want to “phase out” Social Security and Medicare. They want you to believe that I would hang seniors out to dry. Nothing could be further from the truth. I believe that those who retired count on those programs to be there for them. Our mothers, fathers and grandparents made a series of life decisions based on these programs being around. We absolutely must meet our promises to our seniors. So why is Connie Pillich resorting to scaring our seniors in this race? Why is she talking about issues that state representatives don’t deal with? Barack Obama gave us some in-

sight in his 2008 nomination acceptance speech, “If you don’t have any fresh Mike Wilson COMMUNITY PRESS ideas, then you GUEST COLUMNIST use scare tactics to scare the voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone you should run from. You make a big election about small things.” I understand why Connie Pillich would run away from her record. It is horrible. She voted “yes on” the 2010-2011 biennial budget that increased spending by $10 billion and left Ohio facing an $8 billion deficit. (128th GA – H.B. 1). That budget contained a $700 million tax on hospitals and hundreds of fee increases. Later that year, she voted to increase income taxes on Ohioans retroactive to the beginning of the year. In her current term, she voted against the balanced budget (H.B. 153) that is beginning to put Ohio back on the right track. Because of Ohio’s dire financial situation, local and state government had to tighten

their belts, and this was a direct consequence of Pillich and her party’s decisions in 2009-2010. Complaining about the tough decisions that needed to be made doesn’t solve the problem. We deserve a government of sound policy – not sound bites. I got involved in politics a few years ago in spite of my aversion to its darker nature because the stakes were too high. I knew when getting involved that I would open myself to scurrilous attacks, but I made a pledge to myself that I will do more than speak in bumper sticker slogans, that I would tackle the difficult issues, and I would be open and honest about where I stand. I believe in this so strongly that I have shared my cell phone number in mailers, on door hangers, on radio, and right here – (513) 494-OH28 (6428). Don’t believe the spin from my opponent. If you want to know where I stand on any issue, just give me a call. Mike Wilson is the Republican candidate for state representative in Ohio’s 28th District. He lives in Springfield Township.

Needs of community come first This election is about who can provide the people of Ohio with the best long-term legislative solutions to the challenges we face as we continue our state’s recovery from the Great Recession. To be successful, our legislators must work together – regardless of party affiliation. Irresponsible hyper-partisanship is not in the best interests of our great State, her people, or her industries. The Cincinnati Enquirer agrees with my focus on working across the aisle. In its endorsement of me, the Enquirer describes me as a “mature, reasonable voice who is able to accomplish things even though she is in the minority.” When I was in the Air Force, I learned to work with all sorts of different people. I didn’t care if they were Democratic or Republican. I only cared if they did their job. I took this same ethic with me to the State House. I built relationships on both sides. And it worked. In fact, in my first term, 80 percent of my bills received

bipartisan support. I worked with my colleagues Connie Pillich on the other COMMUNITY side of PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST the aisle to craft common sense, longterm solutions. Because it doesn’t matter to me who introduces a bill, so long as we pass good law. My opponent, who founded the Cincinnati Tea Party, takes an irresponsible, shortsighted approach. His plan to eliminate the state income tax could force cuts to veteran’s services, education, police, and fire fighters. The schools in my district alone would lose $38 million a year. His ideas are extreme and destructive. His hyperpartisanship will not help us continue our recovery from the Great Recession. For our state to prosper we need good schools, an educated workforce, reliable infrastructure, and low business tax rates. We also need to revise cumbersome regulations and maintain our good quality of life. As your representative, I introduced or supported legislation to give Ohioans the first crack at state contracts, hire veterans, and encourage businesses to

set up shop in our first ring suburbs. Rest assured, I will continue my efforts to restore lost funding for our schools, fix the school funding formula, and make Ohio competitive in the 21st Century. I support investing in advanced manufacturing and our growing energy industries. We also need a balanced budget. I voted against $5 billion in spending increases. I voted to cut my own pay. I’ll continue the fight to cut spending and to ease the burden on seniors, the middle class, and local property tax payers. To help me be better informed, I’ve personally visited over 25,000 homes in our district and I’ve held open meetings every month since taking office. As a veteran, I am a passionate and tireless advocate for veterans’ issues, including housing, child custody, and employment. Our teachers, firefighters, and police have all endorsed me. They know I will continue to work with members of both political parties to get things done. If you send me back to Columbus, I’ll continue to put the needs of our community first. Connie Pillich is running for re-election for state representative in Ohio’s 28th District. She lives in Montgomery.

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County government is an administrative arm of the state and has prescribed duties. It is a limited form of government intended to provide specific services. We should work together to determine how best to do them instead of trying to imagine new initiatives which are not required and are not part of the purpose of county government. Our current fiscal problems are the direct result of county administrations extending themselves well beyond required duties for at least the past 20 years. While voters approved a half-percent county-wide sales tax to build two sports stadiums, I don’t recall a massive, largely publicly funded new residential-restaurant complex between them as being part of the deal. Yet The Banks took on a life of its own, egged on by Enquirer editorials and various downtown promoters. The general idea was that we are somehow incomplete without (a) lots of people living downtown and (b) various specialty restaurants near their abodes. It was never explained why the county had to assume responsibility for developing the city of Cincinnati’s riverfront. Nor was it ever made clear why encouraging people to live there was a government duty. What that has meant to taxpayers – in part – is

millions of dollars to a private law firm, outrageous loans Dusty Rhodes and subsidies COMMUNITY to resPRESS GUEST COLUMNIST taurants and over half a million dollars to an “inclusion” consultant. A county that last year was able to find $2.75 million to “loan” to a country-western bar is now planning on laying off 300 employees and drastically cutting state mandated services, our real job. The county may not be able to incarcerate or prosecute criminals, schedule court cases, do proper accounting, or respond to financial information requests from local governments and school districts but we sure can guarantee that a favored few can get a subsidized condo on the riverfront and drown their sorrows at a taxpayer funded bar at The Banks. A memorable moment during the past decade was the public meeting when one of our county commissioners grandly announced, “We are going to create our own economic reality here in Hamilton County.” They certainly have.

Dusty Rhodes is the Hamilton County Auditor.




Rain did not dampen the excitement as Colerain Cardinal supporters lined the parade route despite chilly temperatures and wet weather.



The rain did not stop the flags from flying as the Marching Band moved along the homecoming parade route.



he 2012 Colerain High School homecoming parade was a chilly and wet affair, but fan enthusiasm was not dampened by the rain. The game against GMC rival Lakota West ended in a 57-44 victory, putting the 9-0 Cards in sole position of first place in the conference.

Photos by Jennie Key/The Community Press

Colerain Elementary School students were enthusiastic participants in this year’s homecoming parade.

Colerain Marching Band tuba player Miles Elliott kept his shades on despite the rain.

Morgan Douglas and Nick Hoene found an umbrella useful to fend off the persistent drizzle that fell throughout the parade.

Grand Marshall Ron Busch led the 2012 homecoming parade from the Colerain Community Center to the high school.


Sarah Lindeman brought Big Boy and Little Sis to the parade.

Two of the Homecoming chairs, Timothy Thomas and Hannah Saylor, braved the rain as they rode in the parade.

Natali McGuire, 5, was bundled against the chill as she waited for the homecoming parade.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, OCT. 25 Civic Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Community Dance Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Greenhills.

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

Education Teen On The Same Page Book Discussion, 7 p.m., North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave., Discuss “Restoring Harmony” by Joelle Anthony, this year’s Teen On The Same Page book. Ages 12-18. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6068. Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Classes, 7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Greg Insco, instructor. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, See tens of thousands of lights, displays and the Hardly Haunted House, take a wagon ride through the Spooky Hollow Ghost Town, and enjoy Creepy Campfires and other live entertainment. Through Oct. 28. $6, free children 23 months and younger; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Lectures Women Who Inspire, 7-10 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., Speakers from Cincinnati community who share stories of inspiration, challenge and success. $20. 681-1800; inspire2012. College Hill.

On Stage - Theater The Laramie Project, 8 p.m., North College Hill City Center, 1500 W. Galbraith Rd, From Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project come the powerful story of the hate crime against Matthew Shepard. $15; $12 students, seniors and active military. Presented by CenterStage Players of Ohio. 588-4910; North College Hill.

Senior Citizens Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. Through Dec. 27. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

Shopping Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 6700 Winton Road, Pumpkins of all sizes grown by the Navajo reservation in New Mexico. Priced according to size. Through Oct. 31. Benefits Navajo reservation and church missions. 542-4010. Finneytown.

Support Groups CrazyBusy: A Pause Before You Snap, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road,

Learn coping strategies for dealing with a busy lifestyle. Free. Registration required. 931-5777; Finneytown.

Center, 880 Compton Road, Class focuses on basic movement and dance skills to develop coordination, balance, musicality, timing and flexibility. Adult must participate with child. Ages 2-4. $36 a month or prorated at time of registration if needed. Registration required. 521-8462. Springfield Township.

FRIDAY, OCT. 26 Dining Events Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave., Cod, catfish, shrimp, crab cakes, fries and cole slaw. 729-0061. Mount Healthy.

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

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

Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free children 23 months and younger; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Nature at Night Pumpkin Preview Hike, 7 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Guided hike along the enchanted forest path illuminated by jack-o-lanterns. Participants receive a treat bag and hot chocolate. $5, ages 3 and older. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 5217275; Colerain Township. Pumpkin Patch Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Registration required at by Wednesday prior to program date. Hop on a hay ride to pick the perfect pumpkin, try squashy experiments and corny games, or play in the Playbarn. Ages 2-8. $7 children, $3 adults. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

On Stage - Theater Michael Griffin Presents: The Houdini Code, 6:30 p.m., The Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road, Artist performs original magic and impossible escapes. $32. 522-1410. Finneytown. The Laramie Project, 8 p.m., North College Hill City Center, $15; $12 students, seniors and active military. 588-4910; North College Hill.

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

Shopping Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 542-4010. Finneytown.

SATURDAY, OCT. 27 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycle-

Michael Griffin Presents: The Houdini Code at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at The Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road. Griffin performs original magic and impossible escapes. Tickets are $32. For more information, call 522-1410. PROVIDED. Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Colerain Township.

Community Dance Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, Western Style Square Dance Club for experienced square and round dancers. Plus level squares and up to phase III round dancing. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.

Festivals Harvest Festival, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Dent, 6384 Harrison Ave., Games, food, crafts, face painting and pumpkin decorating. Free. 574-6411; Dent.

Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free children 23 months and younger; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Trunk or Treat, 3-5 p.m., Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 W. Galbraith Road, Kids can dress up as their favorite characters. Free. 385-8889; Colerain Township.

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

Nature Nature at Night Pumpkin Hike, 7-8:45 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Jack-o-lanterns show the way along the Pin Oak Trail. Bring a flashlight and check in at the Ellenwood Nature Barn between 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. for a self-guided hike. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 5217275; Colerain Township.

On Stage - Theater The Laramie Project, 8 p.m., North College Hill City Center, $15; $12 students, seniors and active military. 588-4910; North College Hill.

Shopping Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 542-4010. Finneytown.

SUNDAY, OCT. 28 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7766; Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 4-5 p.m., Guenthner

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Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free children 23 months and younger; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Nature Witch’s Brew, 4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Toads, spiders, bats and owls are only a few of the spooky animals thought to be stirring in a witch’s brew. Take a look at these creepy critters and see what the real story is. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Shopping Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 542-4010. Finneytown.

MONDAY, OCT. 29 Dance Classes Moving with Mommy/Dancing with Daddy, 6:30-7 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, The class focuses on basic movement and dance skills to develop coordination, balance, musicality, timing, and flexibility. An adult must participate with the child. Ages 2-4. $36 a month or pro-rated at time of registration if needed. Registration required. 521-8462. Springfield Township.

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

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

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

Seminars Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Weekly speakers advise job seekers on how to conduct an effective job search. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

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

Shopping Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 542-4010. Finneytown.

Support Groups Guided Meditations on Forgiveness, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Gentle process to help you through situations where hurt or bad feelings were never resolved. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

TUESDAY, OCT. 30 Art & Craft Classes Art Access, 6-8 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Artists and students 18 and up use center’s Art Room to work on smaller pieces of glass fusing, stained glass, pottery and more. Students bring supplies. Ages 18 and up. $7. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

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

Dance Classes Adult Dance Fitness Class, 9:15-10 a.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Various dance styles incorporated. Family friendly. $126 for 10 weeks. Registration required. 521-8462; Springfield Township. Tap Class, 7-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, $36 a month; or will be pro-rated at the time of registration if needed. Registration required. 5218462. Springfield Township. Ballet 1, 6:30-7 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, $36 a month or pro-rated at time of registration if needed. Registration required. 521-8462. Springfield Township. Moving with Mommy/Dancing with Daddy, 10-10:30 a.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement

Pilates Mat Class, 11 a.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Taught by Judy Feazell. $15 drop-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Tai Chi Fitness for Adults, 6-6:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Slow, fluid movements build strength and stretch muscles while the mind focuses on the movement. This type of meditation in motion can reduce stress, improve mood and promote better sleep. Ages 18 and up. $126 for 10-week session. Registration required. 521-8462; Springfield Township. Natural Facelift, 6:45-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Learn specific toning exercises for the facial muscles to help delay and reverse sagging cheeks, drooping eyes and double chins. Class will also include self-massage techniques. Ages 18 and up. $108 for 10week session. Registration required. 521-8462. Springfield Township. Gentle Fitness, 7:15-8 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Gentle exercises to help you tone and stretch your muscles, improve balance and become more aware of postural habits. All ability levels welcome. Bring yoga mat. Ages 18 and up. $126 for 10-week session. Registration required. 521-8462; Springfield Township.

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

Shopping Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 542-4010. Finneytown.

Support Groups Finding Your Way through Loss, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Support and 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. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31 Health / Wellness Lunch and Learn, Noon-1 p.m., Llanfair Retirement Community, 1701 Llanfair Ave., Topic: Caring for Caregivers: Learn to acknowledge\ limits and take time to care for yourself. Speaker: Chris McKenzie, vice president of marketing and communications for OPRS. Bring brown bag lunch. Registration required. 381-5700; dchristensen@ritterrandolph. College Hill.



Spooky treats for Halloween parties

My favorite do-ahead crunchy vanilla marshmallow popcorn balls

Use a natural popcorn or one that just contains salt. Out of all my recipes, these are the favorite with both the kids and adults. They taste like the kind of gourmet popcorn balls you buy at the mall. Crunchier than the recipe for Jell-O popcorn balls, which is on my blog, popcorn balls are good keepers for at least a week. If you like add some

wrap. Layer lunch meat all around. Press cheese ball mixture into mold and make sure you press firmly so that you fill the mold. Refrigerate until firm. Unmold and remove wrap. Place olives in for eyes. Serve with crudités or crackers.

Easy black cat cookies

The kids will have fun making these. Have them sticking out of a hollowed out pumpkin. l cup creamy peanut butter ⁄3 cup water 2 eggs l box chocolate cake mix Popsicle sticks SugarCandy corn, red hots


Rita’s easy popcorn balls have a vanilla marshmallow coating. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. chopped salted nuts, candies, etc., do so before pouring on the coating. Bring to a boil over medium heat and stir until marshmallows melt: ⁄4 cup light corn syrup ⁄4 cup butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 22⁄3 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 cup mini marshmallows Orange food coloring (optional) 3


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popcorn. Spray hands. Form into balls. Store covered at room temperature. Tips from Rita’s kitchen When making anything that has a sticky coating, spray everything: the spatula, the bowl, your hands. Homemade microwave popcorn: Put 1⁄4 cup popcorn in a brown paper bag. Fold top over a few times and secure. Place folded side up for 2 to 3 minutes or until there is 5 seconds between pops. Remove unpopped kernels before making treats: Put popped corn into colander and un-

popped kernels will sink to the bottom. That way no one will break a tooth, or worse, by biting into something with a hard kernel.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together peanut butter, water and eggs. Add cake mix and blend. Form into l1⁄2-inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Push in a Popsicle stick. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Pinch two “ears” at top of cookie. Press fork into dough to form whiskers on either side of nose. Bake l0-l2 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately add candy corn eyes and red-hot nose. Makes about 2-3 dozen.

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By Amanda Hopkins Maggie Gaitley was only a few weeks old when friends and family raised over $3,000 last year for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation after learning that the newborn was diagnosed with the illness. This year, 1-year-old Maggie is the 2012 honoree for the 26th annual Run Like Hell Race on Friday, Oct. 26, which raises money for cystic fibrosis research. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, it is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to lifethreatening lung infections and blocks the pancreas and stops natural enzymes

The fastest Halloween party around brings out creativity and helps the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation raise money for research. Participating in last year’s run were The Convicted Bengals, Sherri Campbell, Jeff Campbell, Pam Stein and Buddy Gilb of Colerain. from helping the body break down and absorb food. Maggie’s mom, Elizabeth Gaitley said it was a “complete surprise” when her and her husband, Ben, learned of Maggie’s diagnosis. ” Gaitley said Maggie is lucky because she was diagnosed with a mild form of cystic fibrosis that

doesn’t affect the digestive system as much as other patients. Gailtey said she was honored when Amy Famularo with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation asked her if Maggie would be the 2012 honoree for the Run Like Hell race shortly after last year’s race. “The first few weeks (after Maggie was born) were an emotional roller

coaster,” Gaitley said. “But our families have been nothing but supportive since her diagnosis. The outreach for our team (Maggie Mae’s Monsters) has been wonderful. So far this year we have nearly 50 team members and counting.” Gaitley said there have been more than $5,000 in donations so far this year for her team. Runners and walkers can sign up for the Run Like Hell Race at It will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at 3614 Woodburn Ave. Participants can sign up as individuals, on a team or join Maggie’s team, Maggie Mae’s Monsters. Donations can be made to the team or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation online up to a week after the race. To learn more about cystic fibrosis, visit

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The grandkids this year are excited about Halloween. Luke is going to be Pac Man, Will is a special forces soldier, Jack is a stormtrooper and Eva is her favorite bird, a blue macaw. Little Emerson, 3 months, hasn’t “decided” what she’ll be but I’m sure Mom Courtney will dress her for the occasion. I’ve been experimenting with different kinds of popcorn balls and am sharing my favorites, along with other fun recipes for Halloween.


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Check subdivision roads The nation’s housing slump left many home builders and developers in dire financial straits. As a result, many homeowners failed to get things they were promised in their subdivisions. That failure even extends to the streets in some areas. Deb Heim moved into the Monte Vista subdivision in Green Township eight years ago. She has a landominium in which the homeowners association takes care of the grounds outside her house. “We pay a monthly fee that covers all the mowing, snow removal, lawn care, maintenance, that type of thing,” Heim said. While gardening is covered by a homeowners association in a landominium, snow removal usually is not. That’s normally done by the city or township. But in this subdivision the roads were not able to be built according to code, so they could not be dedicated and taken over by the township. “When Ameritek built here, the road that came up the hill, it’s not wide

enough and the pitch is wrong so it has to be a private drive,” Heim said. In addition, durHoward ing the Ain downturn HEY HOWARD! in the economy, the developer sold the project to another company before doing the final street paving. The new company has yet to put on the final coating. There are nine vacant lots in the subdivision and the new developer is promising once they are all sold he’ll have the money to pave the streets. Since this is a private street, the developer was not required to post a bond, so there’s no money the homeowners can go after in order to pave the roads themselves. “I know of a family that would like to move and they don’t even put it up for sale because they know until the roads are fixed it’s going to be tough,” Heim said. At this point there are several patches on the

streets, along with other areas in dire need of patching. “The homeowners association has had to come through every year and make patchwork on the roads just so they can stay passable,” Heim said. The cost of putting down the final coat of paving is pegged at around $50,000. The homeowners association is now talking about a special assessment to see if they can raise the money among themselves to pay for the final paving. Although this is certainly not the way it’s supposed to be in a subdivision, the developer tells me such private roads are not unusual these days. So you need to be careful. If you’re in the market for a home, check the roads to make sure you know whether or not they are public or private. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Ross Medical Center 2449 Ross-Millville Rd. Hamilton, OH The Infant and Child Safety and CPR Class is a two-hour course designed for parents and other caregivers of young children. Learn how to prevent many common accidents to children, to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a baby or small child, and to assist a baby or child who is choking. Taught by certified CPR instructions. Each participant will have hands-on-opportunity to practice the CPR skills on child-size manikins.

Germania Volksmarch walk is this weekend The Germania Volksmarch Gruppe is busy getting ready to celebrate the harvest of grapes at its traditional fall German Volksmarch beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Walkers may choose the length of the hike – 5K or 10 K. Both start at the Germania Society Klubhaus, at Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road. The traditional German walk is a family event open to the public. The hikes take place on a marked trail through Germania Park and Colerain Township. Cost for the walk is $3 per person. Registration in the Klubhaus must be made anytime between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and the trail must be completed by 4 p.m. A one-inch commemorative pin may be purchased for $5 for those who complete the walk. The walk is great for exercise/health enthusiasts and nature lovers. Dogs are invited on the trails, but not inside Germania’s Klubhaus. The trail is not suitable for wagons or strollers. This event happens rain or shine. A Volksmarch – people’s march – is a non-competitive leisurely walk along a marked trail. Sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association, volksmarches are rich in German heritage and are very popular in Germany. The

Germania Volksmarch Gruppe sponsors a volksmarch in spring and fall. Nate Cummings walks the Germania trail during a past volksmarch. FILE PHOTO. goal of the event is to develop physical fitness and good health while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow walkers and friends. Walkers are welcome back to the Klubhaus after walking to purchase homecooked German food, German beer and wine and other assorted beverages. Along with several German beers on tap and German wines, food specialties include homemade schnitzel, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, wursts, German soups, salad plates and delicious pastries. Entertainment includes music and dancing, as well as performances by the Germania Jagdhorn Gruppe. Free parking is available at Germania Park.

The Germania Society is committed to maintaining German Heritage throughout Greater Cincinnati through various events sponsored throughout the year. The main cultural events include the new Germania Maifest, the Germania Oktoberfest, two Germania Volksmarches (spring and fall), the Germania Christkindlmarkt and the Germania Karneval program. For more information about the Germania Volksmarch, contact volksmarch@ For more information about the Germania Society, call 513-742-0060 or visit www.germania

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

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spread of refreshments, pick up and scan the retreat catalog, and even sign up for classes and reserve accommodations. The unveiling of retreat projects is always a much-anticipated event, a little reminiscent of getting your hands on the Sears toy catalog as a child. An annual event, the Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists Painting Retreat will be April19, 20 and 213 at Higher Ground Conference Center in West Harrison, Ind. The retreat provides a fun get-away for

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Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists, the area’s organization for decorative painters, is hosting a Retreat Preview Party, an open house to showcase the painted projects that will be taught at the group’s 2013 GCDA Painting Retreat. The Preview Party will be noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Mercy Health West Park, 2950 West Park Drive. The party/retreat theme this year is “Painting is a Picnic,” and at this party, there will be painting projects, enjoy a

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A foursome at the Beacon Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Golf Classic was, from left, Chris Johnston, Dr. Robert Burger, Bobby Burger and Chris Burger.

Golf outing raises $25,000 Through the generosity of vendors and local golfers, the first Beacon Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Golf Classic took place Oct.15 at The Heritage Country Club, raising about $25,000 to support the newly established foundation. “The proceeds of this tournament provide ongoing funds to support the Beacon Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation formed in 2010 as a 501c3 charitable foundation,” said Dr. Jaideep Chunduri, medical director of the foundation.

Dear Community Members, It is my privilege to provide you with the latest update regarding Mercy Health’s strategy to expand our network of the finest medical care and service to you, our west neighbors.

The center includes 40 seat classroom, wet lab, locker room and reception area. The lab is designed to accommodate up to four teaching stations outfitted with the latest communication technology. The foundation will collaborate and cultivate partnerships with regional businesses, medical practitioners, researchers, and educators who share the same vision of providing ongoing education. Beacon Orthopaedic has an office on Harrison Avenue in Green Township.

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Dr. Manisha A. Patel will serve as medical director of cardiothoracic surgery at the new Mercy Health – West Hospital, which is due to open next October. Patel specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. She received her medical degree and completed residencies in both general surgery and surgical research at the University of Vermont, followed by a residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. She has been

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women. When Mercy Health – West Hospital opens, the 250-bed hospital will feature the latest advancements in design for patient care and comfort, all private rooms, and expanded medical capabilities. The care will include a heart care program with open heart surgery, a cancer care center, an orthopaedics center, a women’s health center, and the Family Birth Center. For more information about the new hospital, please visit

Festival features ‘finer’ things The Sharonville Chamber of Commerce's Wine, Art, Beer & Cigar Festival is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Holiday Inn Cincinnati North. A portion of the proceeds will support the Playhouse in the Park and the Sharonville Fine Arts Center. While enjoying a fun and unique evening guests will able to taste and learn about 30 wines, 25 beers, smoke a cigar, view a variety of art works, and enjoy an assortment of tapas type food and chocolate. “This fun and exciting combination of items makes the Wine, Art, Beer and Cigar Festival an evening appealing to all ages and Tristate residents. We have something for everyone who attends: wines from around the world,

new and unusual beers, Esther Price chocolate and mouthwatering tapas foods,” Sharonville Chamber President Rich Arnold said. “Along with the food and beverages enjoy a fine cigar under the tent as well as local artists will be displaying a variety of works such as soaps, wood carvings, photograph, and silver jewelry, which can be purchased. Representatives will also be available to help you learn about the different beers and wines.” Ed Annett, who attended last year’s event, said he learned a lot about cigars from Jim Clark, Straus Tobacconist. “Being able to step outside and smoke under the tent was a great idea,” he said.

In addition to the regular evening, there is a VIP hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring high end wines and beers not available after 7 p.m. with unlimited tasting. The attendees of the VIP hHour will be eligible for a drawing to spend a weekend in New Orleans to be chosen at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person which includes eight drink tickets, or $50 per person for the VIP hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. which includes the special drinks and food. To buy tickets and for more details, call the Sharonville Chamber Office, (513) 554-1722 or visit www.Sharonville Register online or call the office.

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DEATHS Bonnie Beiersdorfer Lois Jean “Bonnie” Beiersdorfer, 72, Green Township, died Oct. 13. She was a first-grade teacher at Monfort Heights Elementary for 39 years. Survived by cousin Carol Moore, Jack, Mike Costello, Janet Gruenemeier; friend Paul Pander. Preceded in death by parents James, Mildred Beiersdorfer, companion Robert Hansmann. Services were Oct. 17 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to an animal rescue of the donor’s choice or the American Cancer Society.

Diane Clark Diane Lewis Clark, 54, White Oak, died Oct. 15. Survived by sons Christopher, Steven Clark; brothers Mark, Thomas (Darlene) Lewis. Preceded in death by husband Arthur Clark, parents Arthur, Joan Lewis. Services were Oct. 20 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Norbert Hoeper Norbert J. Hoeper, 85, White Oak, died Oct. 14. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion, Halker Flege Post 69. Survived by wife Mildred Hoeper; children Gregory (Theresa) Hoeper, Sara (David) Klein; grandchildren Christopher (Karen), Kevin (Karen), Katie,

Trevor, Nathan; great-grandson Matthew; siblings Joseph (Jean) Hoeper, Margie (Allan) Apking. Preceded in death by daughter Susan Hoeper, brother Donald (Rita) Hoeper. Services were Oct. 18 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or Roger Bacon High School.

Mary Jane Kresser Mary Jane Kresser, Green Township, died Oct. 9. Survived by sons Greg (Martha) Kroger, Kevin (Pamela) Kresser Kresser; brother Henry (Shirley) Hawkins Jr.; five grandchildren; one greatgrandchild. Preceded in death by sisters Pauline Claxton, Joan Gill. Services were Oct. 12 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to the Cleft Lip and Palate Fund at Shriners Hospital.

William Mack William Martin Mack, 95, died Oct. 11. He was co-owner of M. Mack & Sons Concrete and Construction. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by children Evelyn Callahan, Barbara (Harley) Roush, Martin (Diane) Mack, Betty Calhoun; brother Al (the

late Betty) Mack; 16 grandchildren; many great- and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Evelyn Jordan Mack. Services were Oct. 16 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Carl McNicholas Carl E. McNicholas, 73, died Oct. 14. He was a member of Hoffner Lodge 253 FA&M. Survived by wife Rose McNicholas; siblings Penny Kelly, Anthony McNicholas; brothers and sisters-in-law Albert, Charles, Betty Kelly, Ruth Montgomery. Cherished stand-in dad of John Wuebbling. Preceded in death by siblings James, Bobby McNicholas, Shirley MacArthur, Patricia Sthidan. Services were Oct. 17 at St. John the Baptist, Harrison. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Special Olympics Hamilton County, 4777 Red Bank Expressway, Cincinnati, OH 45227 or Frank’s Way, 5858 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248.

Victoria Memmel Victoria Eby Memmel, 91, died Oct. 13. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Rudolpf Memmel; siblings Dolly Cosler, Mary Ellen Dickman, E. Harold Eby. Services were Oct. 18 at Shiloh Church, Dayton, Ohio. Arrange-

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. ments by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Bernard Michaelson Bernard Michaelson, 89, died Oct. 4. He was a clerk for the United States Postal Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Albina Michaelson; children Robert Michaelson, Sylvia (Mike) Chapman; grandchildren Caitlin Tyree, Heather, Michael Jr. Chapman. Services were Oct. 9 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Julia Molt Julia Kent Molt, 72, Western Hills, died Oct. 5. Survived by husband Kenneth Molt; stepsisters Paula Abbott, Sylvia Farrior. Services were Oct. 9 at Westwood United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral

Home. Memorials to: Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Raymond Nugent Raymond M. Nugent, 65, Western Hills, died Oct. 13. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Mary Jo Nugent; daughter Dena; grandson Jaden Horn; siblings Judy (John) Werle, Diane Carroll; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and great-nieces and nephews. Services were Oct. 17 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, Western Hills Unit, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

John Rettig John W. Rettig, 81, Monfort Heights, died Oct. 12. He was an Army veteran. Survived by sons Mark (Julie), Paul (Elizabeth) Rettig; grandchildren Andrew, Abbie, Luke, Doug, Victoria; sister Erna (Jim) Fallon. Preceded in death by wife Emily Rettig. Services were Oct. 16 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to Mercy Franciscan Terrace or the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Ralp Tiettmeyer Ralph R. Tiettmeyer, 86, died Oct. 17. He was a clerk for the United States Postal Service. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral


Angie Tucker Angie Stevens Tucker, 80, died Sept. 20. Survived by children Steven (Denise) Tucker, Sherree (Sam) Cain; grandchildren Lana (Wayne) Spears, Craig, Becky Cain, Tim (Cerissa) Scenters, Brittania, Kayla, Justin (Julie) Tucker; great-grandchildren Ally, Tucker Drew Spears, Samantha Cain, T.J., Malachi, Antheni Scenters, Damian Shaw, Jenna Tucker. Preceded in death by husband Edward (Carty) Tucker, parents Earl, Edith (Louise) Stevens. Services were Sept. 24 at Newcomer Funeral Home.

Thomas Vicars Thomas Vicars, 82, Green Township, died Oct. 8. Survived by son Greg Vicars; siblings Jewell (the late Israel Jr.) Parker, Leeman (the late Myrtle), B.P. (Janice) Vicars, Violet (George) Joppeck; sister-in-law Eunice Chumbley. Preceded Vicars in death by wife Margaret “Pearl” Vicars. Services were Oct. 12 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle

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Notice to the owners and lienholders of the real property located at 10170 Windswept Ln., Cincinnati, OH, and their executors, administrators, guardians, heirs, successors, and assigns: On August 16, 2012, the Colerain Township Board of Trustees passed Resolution No. 37-12 for Demolition of 10170 Windswept Ln., Cincinnati, OH (Parcel No. 510-42-29). This property has been found to be unfit for human habitation by the Colerain Township Fire Department. If the owners and lienholders and their executors, administrators, guardians, heirs, successors choose to object to this action, they may do so at the Colerain Township Board of Trustees meeting on November 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM, 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH. The costs for the demolition will be assessed to the property tax bill. Any questions may be directed to the Colerain Township Planning & Zoning Office: 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH - 513-385-7505. 1732312 Notice to the owners and lienholders of the real property located at 2619 Wilson Ave., Cincinnati, OH, and their executors, administrators, guardians, heirs, successors, and assigns: On August 16, 2012, the Colerain Township Board of Trustees passed Resolution No. 40-12 for Demolition of 2619 Wilson Ave., Cincinnati, OH (Parcel No. 510-31-73). This property has been found to be unfit for human habitation by the Colerain Township Fire Department. If the owners and lienholders and their executors, administra tors, guardians, heirs, successors choose to object to this action, they may do so at the Colerain Township Board of Trustees meeting on November 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM, 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH. The costs for the demolition will be assessed to the property tax bill. Any questions may be directed to the Colerain Township Planning & Zoning Office: 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH - 513-385-7505. 1001732315


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Dorothy Wunder Dorothy Maidhof Wunder, 86, died Oct. 12. Survived by children Jeffrey (Anne), Steven (Cathy), Scott (Kathy), Alan (Kelly) Wunder, Linda (Phil) Tischbein; sisters Marge Brinkman, Elaine Aylward; 14 grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Alfred Wunder. Services were Oct. 16 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or The V Foundation for Cancer Research at

Bryant M. Adams, born 1982, criminal trespassing, 5373 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 3. Naoric Curry, born 1988, possession of an open flask, 5850 Argus Road, Oct. 6. Demetra Brady, born 1988, drug abuse, trafficking, 6245 Daly Road, Oct. 8. Kameron Arnold, born 1989, assault, 6070 Capri Drive, Oct. 8. Demetrius McCollum, born 1990, carrying concealed weapons, 6571 Daly Road, Oct. 9. Kevin Williams, born 1983, breaking and entering, 5830 Blue Spruce Lane, Oct. 9. Theodore Pugh, born 1985, breaking and entering, 5830 Blue Spruce Lane, Oct. 9. Theodore Pugh, born 1985, criminal damaging or endangering, simple assault, 5920 Lantana Ave., Oct. 9.

Darius Delron Groves, born 1994, criminal trespassing, 5107 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 10. Aleah Jackson, born 1980, receiving stolen property, 5392 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 11. Antonio A. Ferguson, born 1969, domestic violence, 5778 Colerain Ave., Oct. 11. Ania Robinson, born 1986, domestic violence, 5635 Foxglove Lane, Oct. 12. Megan M. Marshall, born 1990, illegal possession of prescription drugs, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 5004 Colerain Ave., Oct. 12. Danyel Champion, born 1992, criminal trespassing, 1518 Cedar Ave., Oct. 13. Dominick Lackey, born 1991, domestic violence, 5473 Kirby Ave., Oct. 14. Precious Beason, born 1980, domestic violence, obstructing official business, 5309 Eastknoll

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600 » Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323 » Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500 » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300 Court, Oct. 14. Michael Rogers, born 1969, assault, misdemeanor drug possession, 5454 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 15.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery 2247 Banning Road, Oct. 5. Assault 5378 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 6. Breaking and entering 1660 Marlowe Ave., Oct. 7. 1831 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 7. 5830 Bluespruce Lane, Oct. 8. 1540 Ambrose Ave., Oct. 9. Burglary 6000 Townevista Drive, Oct. 10. 1244 Oak Knoll Drive, Oct. 9. 4858 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 9. Theft 5400 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 10. 2607 Mount Airy Ave., Oct. 12. 6127 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 5. 4804 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 5. 6000 Oakwood Ave., Oct. 6. 5378 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 6. 6242 Cary Ave., Oct. 8. 6325 Aspen Way, Oct. 8.

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Darrell Hensley, 48, 350 Finwick Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at 9779 Pippin Road, Sept. 26. Juvenile male, 13, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., Sept. 26. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., Sept. 26. Joyce King, 57, 6074 Lantana Ave., theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., Sept. 27. Margaret Jackson, 23, 99 E. State Road, theft at 10240 Colerain

Ave., Sept. 27. Michael Baxter, 40, 3252 Coleen Drive, theft at 7560 Colerain Ave., Sept. 27. Donald Mitchell, 31, 3464 Hollyglen Court, domestic violence at 3465 Hollyglen Court, Sept. 27. Michael Mulcachy, 37, 8265 Georgianna Drive, illegal man of drugs of cultivation of marijuana at 8265 Georianna Drive, Sept. 27. Karen Woods, 39, 10225 September Drive, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., Sept. 28. John Strohm, 33, 712 St. Joseph Lane, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Sept. 29. Robert Stone, 31, 796 W. Sharon Road, domestic violence at 2335 Walden Glen Circle, Sept. 29. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 9760 Colerain Ave., Sept. 29. Juvenile male, 14, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., Sept. 29. Brandi Stunebeck, 31, 2641 John Gray Road, felonious assault at 2641 John Gray Road, Sept. 29. Juvenile female, 13, theft at 9715 Colerain Ave., Sept. 29. Juvenile female, 13, theft at 9717 Colerain Ave., Sept. 29. Clinton Anderson, 26, 1149 Madelene Circle, assault at 3541 Struble Road, Sept. 30. Adam Rue, 25, 8278 Lyness Drive, domestic violence at 2336 W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 30. Tommy Bowman, 36, 1859 St. Ledger Drive, theft at 3461 Joseph Road, Sept. 28. Heather Syme, 33, 765 Serben Drive, theft at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., Sept. 30.


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Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at 3054 Darbi Dew Lane, Sept. 29. Victim struck at 7880 Sequoia Court, Sept. 30. Breaking and entering Garage entered at 8268 Sandy Lane, Sept. 27. Vacant residence entered and copper removed at 9511 Haddington Court, Sept. 27. Burglary Attempt made at 9893 Wiscasset Way, Sept. 27. Residence entered at 2352 Walden Glen Court, Sept. 27. Residence entered and televisions removed at 2479 Walden Glen Circle, Sept. 28. Residence entered and property of unknown value removed at 2933 Royal Glen Drive, Oct. 1. Criminal damaging Machine lock removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., Sept. 14. Vehicle scratched at 2430 Chopin Drive, Sept. 26. Victim reported at 2843 Struble Road, Sept. 29. Reported at 9446 Burgess Drive, Sept. 29. Victim reported at 9450 Colerain Ave., Oct. 1.

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Tierra Liles, 20, 10373 Pippin Lane, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 1. Erica Rinier, 37, 4145 Mill Crest Drive, trafficking in drugs, drug possession at 2516 Civic Center, Oct. 1. Takeyla Miller, 23, 1801 Vine Street, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 1. Jessica Little, 22, 6228 Aspen Ave., drug possession at 2471 Struble Road, Sept. 29. Johnny Collins, 53, 3103 Cavanaugh Ave., drug possession at 2690 Royal Glen Drive, Sept. 28. Jasmine Farmer, 19, 7451 Colerain Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 2. Augusta Batmaz, 50, 7451 Colerain Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 2. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 2. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 2.


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POLICE REPORTS Criminal simulation Counterfeit passed at 9101 Colerain Ave., Sept. 26. Domestic violence Female reported at Breezyway, Sept. 26. Female reported at Walden Glen Circle, Sept. 29. Male reported at W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 30. Theft Merchandise of unknown value removed at 3461 Joseph Road, Sept. 25. Mike of unknown value removed at 9511 Burgess Drive, Sept. 21. AC units of unknown value removed at 4742 Blue Rock Road, Sept. 26. Jewelry of unknown value removed at 9162 Orangewood Drive, Sept. 1. Vehicle entered at 2345 W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 25. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., Sept. 28. $660 removed from room at 3340 Robert Court, Sept. 27. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 9760 Colerain Ave., Sept. 29. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 9845 Colerain Ave., Sept. 15. Wallet and contents removed at 9690 Colerain Ave., Sept. 29. Merchandise valued at $340 removed at 3461 Joseph Road, Sept. 28. Vehicle entered and items removed at 2655 Royal Glen, Sept. 30. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., Sept. 30. Merchandise valued at $102 removed at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., Sept. 30. Vehicle removed at 7878 Colerain Ave., Sept. 28. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 9870 Colerain Ave., Sept. 29. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 3657 Ripplegrove Drive, Oct. 1. Items of unknown value removed vehicles at 3571 Ripplegrove, Oct. 1.

Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 10761 Pippin Road, Oct. 1. Debit card of unknown value removed at 2511 Walden Glen Circle, Oct. 1. Debit card of unknown value removed at 3687 Poole Road, Oct. 1.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations William C. Doll, 21, 5600 Surrey Ave., domestic violence at 5600 Surrey Ave., Oct. 9. Dewayne E. Isbel, 38, 2953 Massachusetts Ave. No. 1, theft at 1818 Cleveland Ave., Oct. 9. Daryl Isbel, 38, 1818 Cleveand Ave., complicity to theft and possession of drugs at 1818 Cleveland Ave., Oct. 9. Walter Harris Jr., 45, 3050 Mickey St., possession of drugs at 5300 North Bend Road, Oct. 9.

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Karrie D. Foley, 34, 5049 Bonaventure, failure to send child to school at 3900 Race Road, Oct. 10. Juvenile, 11, habitual truancy at 3900 Race Road, Oct. 10. Juvenile, 17, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments at 3297 Fiddlers Green, Oct. 10. Juvenile, 16, drug possession and drug paraphernalia at 6233 Werk Road, Oct. 11. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence at 3115 Diehl Road, Oct. 12. Andrew McGarr, 22, 6104 Sharlene, receiving stolen property and fleeing and eluding at 1850 Dolwick, Oct. 11. Kyle S. McManus, 18, 10703 Winding Way, drug abuse at 6375 Harrison Ave., Oct. 12.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE By order of the Secured Party, the following property of, Johnathan Nixon, 13 Versailles Ln., Cinti, Oh 45240, Leslie Ogle, 11554 Flagler Ln., Cinti, Oh 45218, Veronica Driskill, 670 Northland Blvd. #46183, Cinti, Oh 45246, and Alex Vaughn, 889 Yorkhaven Rd., Cinti, Oh 45240, is located and will be offered at Custom Store & Lock, 1254 W. Sharon Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45240, on Tuesday, October 30th. at 10:30 am. Items to be sold are: Entire contents of storage units A-13, D-12, A17, D-5, and F-13. Units sold individually. Items of each unit will be sold as one to highest bidder. Buyer takes all. Cash sales only. Inquires may be made to Custom Store & Lock (513) 742-3322.

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Jewelry box and several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 3350 West Fork Road, Oct. 10. Suspect attempted to enter home, but fled when confronted at 3003 Kleeman Road, Oct. 11. Money and coins stolen from home at 3920 West Fork Road, Oct. 11. Television stolen from home at 5432 Northcrest No. 3, Oct. 14. Criminal damaging Rock thrown onto windshield of vehicle at 3280 Blue Rock Road, Oct. 8. Window broken on home when struck by a rock at 5719 Harrison Ave., Oct. 13. Rock thrown at vehicle, breaking a window and the turn signal stalk inside the vehicle at 3635 Moonridge Drive, Oct. 13. Tire slashed on vehicle at 3402 Aurora Ave., Oct. 13. Window broken on door to vacant business at 3737 West Fork Road, Oct. 13. Two tires slashed on vehicle at 5637 Sagecrest, Oct. 13. Tire slashed on vehicle at 5566 Surrey Ave., Oct. 13. Two windows broken and an outside mirror removed from vehicle at 5963 Cheviot Road, Oct. 14. Domestic dispute Argument between spouses at Seiler Drive, Oct. 11. Domestic violence Physical altercation between spouses at Devils Backbone & Muddy Creek, Oct. 7. Property damage Vehicle driven through small portion of home’s front yard at 2175 Quail Run Farm, Oct. 12. Theft Several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 3639 Rackacres Drive, Oct. 8. Car stereo and an MP3 player cord stolen from vehicle at 5489 Muddy Creek, Oct. 8. Camcorder and six CDs stolen from vehicle at 4199 Boudinot Ave., Oct. 8. GPS and purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 3901 Florence Ave., Oct. 9. Vehicle stolen from home’s driveway at 5581 Windmere Drive, Oct. 9.

Kevin Weeden, 18, 3178 Mary Jane Drive, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia at 3338 Van Zandt, Oct. 12. Edgar V. Mendez, 22, 933 Enright Ave., domestic violence and child endangering at 5750 Harrison Ave., Oct. 14. Bradley Nelson, 29, 926 Rosemont Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 15. Nicholas A. Moll, 32, 4005 School Section Road, possessing drug abuse instruments at 4005 School Section Road No. 4, Oct. 15. Crystal Kneaul, 33, 3629 Allview Circle, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Oct. 15. Michelle N. Edgell, 24, 5285 Rybolt Road, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 15. Juvenile, 17, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 15. Brandon M. Walters, 21, 5754 Lawrence Road, drug possession at 5503 Lawrence Road, Oct. 16. Kenneth Middleton, 19, 508 Greenwell Ave., underage consumption at 5830 Harrison Ave., Oct. 16.

Incidents/reports Arson Political sign set on fire in home’s front yard at 4448 Homelawn Ave., Oct. 15. Breaking and entering Edger and weed trimmer stolen from home’s shed at 4362 Oakville Drive, Oct. 14. Two digital cameras, projection screen television, video game system, web camera, camera lights and two computer mouses stolen from WMO Studio at 4106 North Bend Road, Oct. 14. Burglary Two jewelry boxes and several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 5198 Race Road, Oct. 8. Door window and door frame broken on home during burglary attempt, but unknown if anything was stolen at 4114 Turf Lane, Oct. 9. Bottle of liquor stolen from home at 3050 Picwood Drive, Oct. 9.



MP3 player, Kindle e-reader, cellphone charger and four CDs stolen from vehicle at 3964 Harmar Court, Oct. 9. Money stolen from vehicle at 5737 Cedaridge Drive, Oct. 9. Digital camera, video game system and video game controller stolen from home at 3353 Stevie Lane, Oct. 9. GPS/DVD system stolen from vehicle, and a cooler stolen from home’s garage at 3339 Greenway, Oct. 10. Two wall air conditioning units stolen from home at 6712 Harrison Ave. No. 4, Oct. 10. Television stolen from home at 3353 Stevie Lane, Oct. 10. Debit card stolen from victim when left behind on counter at CVS Pharmacy at 5813 Colerain Ave., Oct. 11. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 6755 Towering Ridge Way, Oct. 13. Air conditioning unit stolen from home at 3305 North Bend Road, Oct. 13. Coat and a wallet and contents stolen from victim when left behind at J-Taps Bar at 6441 Glenway Ave., Oct. 14. Two suspects fled from taxi without paying for the fare at 6717 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 14. Suspect left without paying for food, drinks and service at Buffalo Wild Wings at 2178 Anderson Ferry, Oct. 14. Camera and video camera stolen from vehicle at St. Ignatius School at 5222 North Bend Road, Oct. 15. Basket, cellphone charger and pair of sunglasses stolen from vehicle at 2841 Blue Rock Road, Oct. 15. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 6537 Glenway Ave., Oct. 16.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Demain Dew, 26, 8310 Roland, drug possession at 8310 Roland, Oct. 3. Joshua Pendleton, 25, 5435 Winneste, passing bad checks at 8421 Winton Road, Oct. 4.

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