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The Oak Hills Band Association had its first vendor/craft show March 25.

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Treasures to be appraised By Kurt Backscheider

said. “If you find something interesting when you’re cleaning up and The Price Hill Historical Society you’re curious how much it’s is hosting its own version of the worth, the Price Hill Historical “Antiques Roadshow” for the Society can help you.” West Side. Moore said Maggie Beckmeyer, The nonprofit organization is who owns Auctions By Maggie, is sponsoring an “Appraising Your a member of the historical society Treasures” fundraiser from 11 and offered to host the appraisal a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, fundraiser. at Auctions By Maggie, 3350 Har“We’re indebted to her for volrison Ave., at the corner of North unteering to do this,” Moore said. Bend Road and She said Harrison Avenue in people can Cheviot. bring as Appraising Your All proceeds many items from the event benas they like Treasures efit the historical to have Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 society, which uses appraised. p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Auctions money earned from There is a By Maggie, 3350 Harrison Ave. Call fundraisers to main$5 fee for 251-2888 for more information. tain its headquareach item ters and museum in appraised. the old Provident Bank building Hot dogs and drinks will be on Warsaw Avenue. available for $1. “We think this will be a great “This is a fundraiser for us,” event,” said Valda Moore, histori- Moore said. cal society board member. “We’re hoping a good crowd of “We want a lot of people to people bring in items. Even if peocome out.” ple don’t have anything they need Board member Joyce Meyer appraised they can come by and said certified appraisers will be enjoy hanging out, eating hot available to tell people how much dogs and watching what other their personal items are worth, people bring in to have and people can bring in anything appraised.” from china and toys to jewelry Historical society board memand dolls. ber and recording secretary Janice Folks can also get appraisals of Chaney said she attended a similar items like furniture, glassware, event her antique club organized coins, guns, antique clothing and and it was received well. other memorabilia. “It’s fun to see what items peo“I think if we can get people ple bring in and hear their stories,” interested in spring cleaning and she said. cleaning out their attics and baseAnyone who would like more ments, we’ll have success,” Meyer information can call 251-2888.

Cincinnati’s West Side neighborhoods suffered the biggest population losses in the city over the past decade, shedding people significantly faster than neighborhoods on the East Side. FULL STORY, A2

Fish Friday

For a list of area fish fries, see “Things To Do In The Neighborhood” on B2.

Binzer named auxiliary bishop

Father Joseph Binzer, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and pastor of St. Louis Church since 2003, has been appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati. FULL STORY, A3

Seitz removed from committee

For the second time, Green Township Republican Senator Bill Seitz has been yanked off a senate committee – this time stripped of his chairmanship. FULL STORY, A3



Joyce Meyer, a board member of the Price Hill Historical Society, dons a vintage hat and holds up a mix of antiques and memorabilia to demonstrate the wide variety of items people can have appraised at the society’s upcoming fundraiser. The “Appraising Your Treasures” event takes place Saturday, April 16, at Auctions By Maggie.

Residents needed to help clean up Price Hill By Kurt Backscheider

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Patti Hogan said the Great American Cleanup is always a great community event. Price Hill residents are invited to join their neighbors and make new friends while volunteering to spruce up the neighborhood at this year’s cleanup, which is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16. “I think it’s an opportunity for the community to come together to make Price Hill a better place,” said Hogan, a member of the board of directors for the East Price Hill Improvement Association. “It’s been a great event in the community in the past.” The East Price Hill Improvement Association, Price Hill Civic Club and the Covedale Garden District Group are each recruiting volunteers and organizing staging areas for the cleanup. The meeting place for East Price Hill residents is Elberon United Methodist Church at the

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ing at the CVS Pharmacy at G l e n w a y Avenue and Guerley Road. Vo l u n t e e r s will receive everything needed to clean Hogan up the neighborhood, including gloves, trash bags, pick-up sticks, bottled water and drinks. Even those who can’t volunteer the entire time are welcome. Any amount time people have available will help and be appreciated, Hogan said. Residents who cannot directly participate are encouraged to clean up litter around the area where they live. Hogan said the improvement association has sponsored three cleanup events since the beginning of the year, and they have all gone well and helped beautify the neighborhood. “This is just another opportunity to help make Price Hill look great,” she said.


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Census: West Side of town saw biggest loss Gannett News Service Cincinnati’s West Side neighborhoods suffered the biggest population losses in the city over the past decade, shedding people significantly faster than neighborhoods on the East Side. An Enquirer analysis of U.S. Census data found the West Side lost about 12 percent of its population while the East Side lost 9 percent. The population losses are

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only estimates because the geographic areas measured by the census data released last month do not align precisely with neighborhood boundaries. But the early numbers show a trend that many West Side residents, particularly those closest to downtown, feared in the wake of two recessions and a foreclosure crisis that hit their neighborhoods harder than most. The analysis found population losses in all but one West Side neighborhood and counted eight neighborhoods with drops of 15 percent or more. North Fairmount took the biggest hit with a 51 percent drop, followed by Lower Price Hill, with a 38 percent decline. East Price Hill lost about 15 percent and Westwood, the city’s largest neighborhood, fell by 5 percent. “I’m not at all surprised. We’ve been watching it for years,” said Pete Witte, a life-long resident of West Price Hill and former president of the neighborhood’s civic association. “When I grew up, I thought I lived on the best street, in the best neighborhood, in the best city. “To see that erode is a bummer.”

The analysis also suggests a change - in some cases, a dramatic change - is under way in the racial makeup of several West Side neighborhoods. Westwood lost more than 30 percent of its white population in the past 10 years while its African-American population climbed almost 44 percent. The neighborhood now has a slight African-American majority. The declines in Westwood and other neighborhoods helped reduce the white population in the city to 49 percent, making Cincinnati a “minoritymajority” city for the first time. “You’ve got a tremendous transition going on in the city,” said Gary Wright, president of Wright Futures, a Cincinnati demographics consulting firm. Overall, both the black and white populations fell in the city, but the white population fell almost three times as fast. The African-American population grew 13 percent on the West Side while the white population dropped 30 percent. On the East Side, the African-American population fell about 17 percent while the white population dropped 3 percent. The Hispanic population

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is comparatively small – about 8,500 citywide – but it doubled in the past decade. The growth was fastest on the West Side, which added about 3,000 Hispanics. Taken together, the population shifts resulted in a 10.4 percent drop in the city’s total population, from 331,000 to 297,000. The Enquirer’s analysis includes about 6,000 more people in the city’s total population because it relies on census tracts that sometimes extend beyond city limits. More precise neighborhood data is expected later this summer.

Foreclosures hit hard

Demographers and some longtime residents say the trends found by the analysis are dramatic but not shocking given changes in the city over the past 10 years. The foreclosure crisis, in particular, slammed the West Side harder than the East Side, mainly because the housing stock there is more affordable, easier to convert to rentals and, therefore, more attractive to investors. When those investors collapsed under the weight of loans they couldn’t pay, their properties fell into foreclosure and West Side neighborhoods suffered. One street alone, McPherson Avenue in East Price Hill, had 65 foreclosures out of 110 properties. “We were hit hard by foreclosures,” said Ken Smith, executive director of Price Hill Will, a community group that renovates and sells houses. “We’re still trying to recover from that.” The East Side saw its share of foreclosures, too, and all but three neighborhoods there also lost population. But East Side neighborhoods appear to have benefited from less real estate speculation and more residential development. University Heights, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine all got big infusions of investment dollars for condos, townhouses and apartments. Downtown added about 1,400 people and grew 31.5 percent while University Heights added about 900 people and grew 11 percent. Neighborhoods farther east, such as Hyde Park, Mount Washington and Clifton, lost some population but no more than 3 percent. “It’s been a really good experience,” said Melanie Wissel, who moved into a Downtown condo three years ago with her husband, Ben, from Pleasant Ridge. “It was risky, but we knew we’d love it.” She said they liked it so

much they still live Downtown even after she gave birth to her son seven months ago. She said they don’t have a backyard to play in, but they often walk as a family to the parks or Fountain Square for events. “We’re going to stay,” she said. It was a different story for Mike Cavanaugh, who moved from Westwood to Green Township in 2008 with his wife and three children. He now lives on a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of his kids’ school. “It was a hard decision,” said Cavanaugh, whose family had lived in Westwood for generations. “It still bothers me. I felt a loyalty to the neighborhood.” But he said concerns about safety and a noticeable lack of young, middleclass families got him thinking about moving out. When friends ask him about it now, he tells them, “I didn’t leave Westwood. The Westwood I know left me.” Census data suggests he had plenty of company in the past decade as the strong ties many West Side residents have to their neighborhoods began to weaken. Witte said concerns about schools, crime and blight from vacant houses all play a part in motivating people to leave. “Middle-class families want to go where they are comfortable raising their families, and living in the city challenges that,” Witte said. “It’s hard to keep up with the Joneses when you’re working out of 100-year-old houses in Price Hill.” The census data doesn’t track movement of people from community to community, so it’s unclear how much of the West Side’s loss was due to migration. But some say the growth of western suburbs such as Green Township, Miami Township and Harrison indicates that’s where the people are going. “My guess is that group moved further west,” said John Glascock, director of the University of Cincinnati’s Real Estate Center. The loss of that population is bad news for the whole city, even for neighborhoods that gained population or saw only slight declines, said City Council Member Roxanne Qualls. She said she will begin a series of council committee meetings this month to address the issue. “The decrease in property values, the loss in neighborhood stability, none of these are good,” she said. “And they affect the entire city.”

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Glascock said changes in residents’ income are likely the main reason for the decline in the West Side’s population, as well as for the increase in the AfricanAmerican population in several of its largest neighborhoods. He said longtime West Side residents, who tend to be white, are opting for the suburbs because they see it as a step up and can now afford to make the move. He said the newcomers, who tend to be African-American, are moving to the West Side from lower-income neighborhoods for the same reasons. As people get wealthier, they want better choices and “a better total experience,” Glascock said. “They want better schools. They want to park nearby. They want nicer homes.” That was the motivation for Denise Hickson, who works at Kroger Downtown, when she and her family moved from Over-the-Rhine and bought a house in West Price Hill late last year. She said other AfricanAmericans are making the same choice for the same reason: The houses are nice, affordable and close to Downtown. Hickson said she was wary of Price Hill at first because she’d heard the complaints about crime and falling property values and didn’t want to trade one challenging neighborhood for another. “If I had more money, would I have chosen another neighborhood? Possibly,” she said. “But I love what we were able to get here.” Hickson and other West Side residents say one of their biggest concerns about their neighborhoods is the proliferation of rental properties. Some say that trend has been fueled by an expansion of federally subsidized housing. Housing choice vouchers, also known as Section 8, allow poor people to shop around for rentals and many are choosing the West Side. Of the more than 10,000 vouchers in Cincinnati, about 60 percent are being used on the West Side. Some have complained that the influx of Section 8 renters has driven down property values on the West Side, which, in turn, has driven out longtime residents. But others say Section 8 properties often have fewer crime and upkeep problems than nonsubsidized properties because there is more oversight of landlords and tenants. “Yes, West Side neighborhoods have a higher rate of vouchers, but the complaints are overstated,” said Witte, who also is a member of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority’s board. He said the loss of owner-occupied homes and the spread of rental properties - not just Section 8 properties - is the West Side’s biggest problem. He said keeping longtime homeowners in the community is the West Side’s best hope, because many of those residents remain active in their neighborhoods and have historic ties to their churches, schools and homes. “One thing West Side neighborhoods have at their core is there are people that love their community,” he said. “That is what I pin my highest hopes on.”


Joseph Binzer named auxiliary bishop Father Joseph Binzer, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and pastor of St. Louis Church since 2003, has been appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati. “I am very grateful to the Holy Father for appointing Bishop-elect Binzer to assist me in shepherding the archdiocese,” said Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr in a statement.” He is an excellent administrator but also a priest of great simplicity and compassion. His love of the church shines through in his tireless service to the people of God. He is extremely well-respected by his collaborators at the chancery, by the parishes he has served and by people in general.” Binzer, 55, will be ordained as on June 9 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has been without an auxiliary bishop since the retirement in 2007 of the late Bishop Carl K. Moeddel.

Binzer succeeded Moeddel as vicar general, a post he will retain as auxiliary bishop. The new bishop said he is “honored and humbled that our Holy Father would make this appointment.” “I will do my best to continue to work under Archbishop Schnurr to serve the people of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to the best of my ability.” The bishop-elect is a Cincinnati native who attended St. Ann School in Groesbeck and graduated from La Salle High School in 1973. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Miami University of Ohio in 1977 and worked for 11 years as a certified public accountant with Crowe, Chizek & Co. in South Bend, Ind., and with Arthur Young & Co., in Cincinnati before entering the seminary in 1988. He was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk in 1994. Following ordination, Bishop-elect Binzer served as associate pastor of St.

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Dominic Church in Binzer Delhi for three years. He earned a canon law degree from Catholic University of America in 1999 and was resident associate at St. Bartholomew Parish in Cincinnati while serving on the archdiocesan Tribunal. He was also master of ceremonies for Archbishop Pilarczyk before becoming chancellor in 2003. As chancellor, he oversees the work of the chancery office, dealing with issues of canon law, collecting and preserving parish records, assisting parishes and priests with matters of civil law and maintaining files on priests and parishes. He also supervises the Office of Communications, The Catholic Telegraph, the archdiocesan archives, the Office of Religious, the Tribunal, the Vocation Office, the Permanent Diaconate Office, child protection and the victims’ assistance coordinator.

“ I t ’ s Gannett News Service unacceptFor the second time, able and I Green Township Republidisagree can Senator Bill Seitz has with this been yanked off a senate decision,” committee – this time Seitz said. stripped of his chairmanNiehaus’ ship. Seitz spokesman Seitz riled Republican leaders last month by Jason Mauk said Seitz was opposing Senate Bill 5, leg- removed because he conislation that limits collec- sidered adopting a substitive bargaining rights for tute version of a bill that public unions; he lost an would revise the state’s earlier committee seat public employee pension when GOP leaders feared funds without first talking his “no” vote would kill the to Faber, who is the sponsor of that bill. bill. “(Niehaus) felt the need On April 6, State Senate President – and Seitz’s to send the message to all housemate in Columbus – the committee chairs that Tom Niehaus, R-New Rich- he expects them to respect mond, kicked the lawmak- the process and the instituer off the chamber’s Gov- tion and that’s all this is ernment Oversight and about.” Seitz called it a houseReform Committee, replacing him with Sen. Keith keeping matter and that he was simply updating lanFaber (R-Celina.) By that afternoon, the guage in the bill. He said he checked with chamber’s website had already replaced Seitz’s John Barron, legal counsel name and photo on the to the Senate Majority Caucus and spoke to other committee list.

“… You can judge for yourself whether the reason given is the real reason or not.”

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members on the committee about the issue. “I call that ‘checking with upstairs,’” Seitz said. “So you can judge for yourself whether the reason given is the real reason or not.” Jason Mauk said removal – which will cost Seitz $6,500 a year – had nothing to do with SB 5. “I will not speak to the motivation behind it because it was not my decision,” Seitz said. “But having been removed from one committee weeks ago and now being removed from another, it brings to mind res ipsa loquitur, which in Latin means ‘the thing speaks for itself.’”

Oak Hills alumnus Maginn publishes first book By Kurt Backscheider

Keith Maginn said he hopes the message he’s sharing will help others who are dealing with difficult challenges in their lives. The Delhi Township native overcame an array of personal struggles in recent years and has written a book to share his experiences with others so that they might learn how they, too, can surmount their own obstacles. “I hope people will give it a chance because I think it


can touch a lot of people,” he said. “I’m hoping it’s something people can relate to and realize they are not

alone.” Maginn, a 1997 Oak Hills High School graduate, self-published his first book, “Turning This Thing Around,” which he said is a self-help memoir detailing the personal struggles he went through during the past several years and how

he pulled himself through. After graduating from Oak Hills he earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Miami University in Oxford. He relocated to Knoxville, Tenn., to serve with AmeriCorps, and then took a job with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity where he works as the organization’s volunteer coordinator. Although he always seemed happy on the outside, on the inside he was miserable. He said he was suffering from a painful arthritic disease that led to a sleep disorder, anxiety and mental issues.

“I felt like I was cursed for some reason,” he said. He said he was pushed to the lowest point in his life, but eventually he was able to find his footing and turn his challenges into a positive rather than a negative. Maginn said he used therapy, meditation and yoga to help him overcome his struggles, and he also chose healthy lifestyle options and focused on simply having a better outlook on life. Writing was another way for him to heal, and he said he would sit down each

night to write. Before he knew it, in a few short months, he had a book on his hands. “It’s definitely been a unique experience,” Maginn said. “This is something entirely new for me. It’s been surreal. “You learn a lot about yourself when you write, especially when you write such a personal story,” he said. He’s spent the past seven months working to publish the book and market it on his own. “I’m trying to spread the word as much as possible,” he said.

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Maginn said even if the book only helps one person overcome struggles it will have been worth all the effort and he’ll be happy someone gained something from reading it. He said this whole experience has made him appreciate the importance of family and friends, and he plans to move back home to the West Side as soon as he can. “Turning This Thing Around” is available at Amazon for $8.50. The electronic version for Kindle is also available through Amazon for $5.


Spring cleaning

The Hamilton County yard waste drop-off sites reopened March 26. One of three sites is at Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Others are at Rumpke landfill and at Bzak Landscaping in Anderson Township.

The sites are open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Kuliga Park will be closed April 24, July 2 and July 3.

New impound hours

The Cincinnati Police Department’s impound lot has news hours of operation. From Monday through Friday, the lot will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays. Sundays the lot is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vehicles towed by the police department can be claimed during these hours. The impound lot is at 3425 Spring Grove Ave. The phone number is 352-6370.

Dulcimer concert

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are collaborating with members of the Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Members of the dulcimer club will perform for the public at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Mount

St. Joseph Motherhouse. The late Sister of Charity Sophia Gilmeyer’s early 19th century hammer dulcimer will be part of the performance. Concert guests are encouraged to visit the Motherhouse Heritage Room to view a display honoring the many Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati who played a role in ministering to wounded soldiers during the Civil War. The Mount St. Joseph cemetery has 34 graves with special markers designating the Civil War nurses. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 347-4058.

Invention camp

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Early golfing

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Delshire students host community reading night By Heidi Fallon

A group of Delshire Elementary School girls wanted to share their love of reading with the community. What better way than invite folks over for dinner? The book club for girls hosted an evening of pasta, provided by LaRosa’s, and a visit by children’s author Shelley Pearsall, thanks to a grant from the Oak Hills Educational Foundation. The club has just started reading Pearsall’s latest book, “Trouble Don’t Last,”

about the Underground Railroad. “They decided we needed to reach out to the community and get our families more involved in reading,” said Jibby Brown, Delshire teacher and adviser of the book club. “Kids just don’t read any more with video games, TV and all the activities they do after school.” Several of the fourthand fifth-graders in the club admitted they either weren’t that good at reading or particularly interested in curling up with a good book before joining the club.

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Delshire Elementary School fifth-grader Sam Carlson has his copy of “Trouble Don’t Last” by its author Shelley Pearsall. Looking on is Jibby Brown, Delshire teacher and the adviser for the school’s book club for girls that hosted the evening community reading event. “I’m not a good reader, but the club sounded like fun, so I joined,” said Anna Turner, a fifth-grader. “It’s really helped me improve my reading and I’ve enjoyed the books we’ve read.” The club meets after school on Thursdays to read and talk about their current selection. “Mrs. Brown is really a great teacher and she’s always doing things to make reading more fun,” said Katie Mellage, a fifth-

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Delshire Elementary School fifth-graders Betty Daniel, left, and Caitlin Venturini dig into their bowls of pasta during the school’s community reading and dinner event. Both girls are members of the book club for girls which hosted the evening.



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Olivia Earhart, a Delshire Elementary School fifth-grader, explains to parent Teresa Olson about the survey her book club for girls was asking folks to complete. Club members hosted a community reading and dinner event at the school which included a visit from author Shelley Pearsall. Two members of the Delshire Elementary School book club for girls, Katie Mellage, left, and Anna Turner, prepare some of the goodies served up at the club’s community reading and dinner event.

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grader. About 100 families joined the club for dinner and took home copies of Pearsall’s book. “I’m always happy to be part of encouraging parents and kids to read together,” Pearsall said. Pearsall is a former teacher who lives in Akron and has written four books, most of which have been award winners. “I think talking with an author and learning about the writing process is so great,” said Delshire Principal Travis Hunt. “Mrs. Brown does a wonderful job encouraging our students and the foundation grant made this all possible.” For more on your community, visit

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Delshire Elementary School teacher and book club for girls adviser Jibby Brown shares a few passages of “Trouble Don't Last” with fourth-grader A’lycia Baldrich. The book’s author was a special guest at the club’s community reading and dinner event.


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SCHOOL NOTES Dean’s list

• Lanette Riley and Chun Wong were named to the fall president’s list at the University of Toledo. The president’s list recognizes students who earn a 4.0 grade point average. • DaQuala Hunt and Stephen Kluesener were named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Toledo.

Jesse Shepherd won a medal at the recent regional SkillsUSA competition, earning the right to move to the state contest. Shepherd, a biotechnology student from Oak Hills High School, won a bronze medal in biotechnology – demo.

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The German Club team of senior Jak Gilleo, junior Sarah Harding and freshman Matt Luczaj defeated a team from Ursuline Academy to win the Cultural Quiz Bowl championship. Other winning performances were: • Nicole Beck, Justin Evans and Miraj Patel – First place, Level III conversation. • Jak Gilleo – First place, Level III poetry recitation; second place, Level III grammar; and third place, Level III reading comprehension. • Brandon Griffin – Third place, Level III grammar. • Marco “Martza” Ingram – First place, cultural knowledge; first place, Level III grammar; and first place, Level III reading comprehension. • Trevor Jordan – Second place, Level III reading comprehension, • Matt Luczaj – Second place, Level II grammar.

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Emily Doll and Ashley Niemann recently had work on display at the Anderson Center. Doll and Niemann entered the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards competition and their Doll work will be




Mercy senior Lex Banjamin’s photograph “Tia” was awarded a silver medal at The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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Senior Lex Benjamin has received a national award for her artwork through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national program that recognizes outstanding creative teenagers and offers scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. Out of 185,000 submissions nationwide, 1,300 students received national awards. Benjamin received a silver medal for her photograph, “Tia.” The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, which administers the awards, will honor national winners May 31 at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

showcased as part of the Summerfair Cincinnati Scholastic Entries Show. During the show, a panel of professional artists will judge the work and award Niemann first-, secondand third-place scholarships. • Junior Cara Mitchell was named to the AllGreater Cincinnati Academic League second team. Students on the All-GCAL first and second Mitchell teams are chosen by coaches throughout the league. Mitchell will receive a personalized plaque. • Members of Seton’s advanced placement biology class visited the College of Mount St. Joseph for a unique view of DNA. Seton students went beyond the traditional high school textbooks and lab exercises to learn how restriction






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The Elder steel drum band recently performed twice with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Music Hall as part of the symphony’s Young People’s Concerts program on percussion. The band, originally formed by students in 1993, was re-structured in 1998. Under the direction of music teacher Jack Anderson, the group performs in concerts and festivals all over the Greater Cincinnati area. Their music represents many styles including traditional Caribbean, Latin, jazz, pop and classical. The band has performed at Disney Magic Music Days in Orlando, the Wheeling Park Steel Drum Festival in West Virginia, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the Virginia Beach Panorama Competition. They also have released a CD titled, ”It’s About Time.”


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enzymes – which cut DNA in specific locations – help researchers study DNA. The students used a gelatin material to expose the DNA to an electric field, which then cut the DNA into fragments. At this point, students learned how to visualize the DNA pieces, as they were too small to see without a special process. This visualization helped them learn how to estimate the size of DNA pieces.

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The American Spiritual Ensemble recently performed at the school in recognition of Black History Month. The ensemble, founded in 1995, focuses on keeping the American Negro Spiritual alive. Members have sung in theaters and opera houses around the world. The group’s repertoire ranges from opera to spirituals to Broadway. They incorporate the history of slavery in their performances, explaining how song was important to the slaves who worked in the fields. The choir sang “Thank You Jesus” as an example of a positive spiritual. After the song, Wright explained how slaves often sang call-and-response songs in the field.


Chinese visitors

Roger Bacon High School students and staff recently welcomed teachers from Liuzhou, China. Liuzhou is one of Cincinnati’s seven sister cities around the world. Every two years, teachers from the city visit Cincinnati, staying with host families for six months of English language immersion. Bacon was selected to host the teachers for a day because of history teacher Jim Uhrig’s 20-year association with the Cincinnati-Liuzhou Sister City organization. Uhrig also teaches Asian history at Xavier University. Pictured from front left are visiting teachers Theresa Xu, Helen Hou, Patrick Jiang, Sharon Liu and Cherie Yan; second row, Jim Uhrig and Rick Sollmann, RBHS principal.

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Mother of Mercy High School senior Elizabeth Bley has earned a Presidential Scholarship to the Ohio State University. Presidential scholarships provide the full value of the cost of education for four years. Bley With the acceptance of the scholarship, Bley becomes a member of OSU’s Honors Collegium, a select group of students within the Honors Program. Presidential scholarship candidates must first be accepted to OSU and placed in the University Honors program to apply for the presidential scholarship. About 2,000 high school seniors apply.

Sixty finalists are named after review and no more than 15 students are awarded the presidential scholarship and membership in the Honors Collegium. During her senior year at Mercy, Bley has been co-president of the National Honor Society, a Freshman Focus senior leader, and a member of the Campus Ministry, mock trial team, Academic Team and Student Advancement Leadership Team. Bley plans to study bio-medical sciences.


Olivia Earls and Rahiel Michael were among more than 20 students from Xavier University’s Philosophy, Politics and the Public Honors program who recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for two days of meetings with members of congress, staffers, teachers’ unions and nonprofit organizations, as well as influential individuals and interest groups. The students are studying public and private funding across the continuum of education from “cradle to career.” The trip offers students a chance to continue research begun in Cincinnati by meeting with officials from the department of education, interest groups such as Bellwether and think tanks like The Brookings Institute, The Data Quality Campaign and the National Governors Associa-

tion. They intend to use what they learn in meetings, research and contacts to advocate for the strategic use of public allocations across the education spectrum. After returning from Washington, the students intend to seek meetings with legislators deliberating over the state budget and offer testimony on the best practices in education funding allocation and better methods of measuring the return on public and private dollars devoted to learning. • Seton High School senior Meghan Cappel has been accepted into the Carl H. Lindner HonorsPLUS Program at the University of Cincinnati. Cappel was one of 25 students accepted into the prestigious program. More than 150 students applied this year, making the application pool the most competitive in the program’s history. She decided to apply to the program after three Seton graduates from the class of 2010 were accepted. To apply for the program, Cappel wrote an essay about her leadership experience at Seton, including participation in the Hugh O’Brian Leadership Conference and Saints for Life. Cappel plans to study marketing and eventually would like to become a brand manager.

HONOR ROLLS Rapid Run Middle School

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.

Eighth grade

Highest honors: Mason Bischoff, Samantha Bosse, Marisa Conners, Katelyn Dole, Rebekah Finn, Katelyn Harrell, Rachel Hesse, Jacob Hudson, Rebecca Johnson, Kristen Lippert, Spencer Niehaus, Carter Raleigh, Allie Robertson, Trevor Ryan, Brooke Shad, Lauren Sprague, Christopher Stinson, Madison Thomas, Austin Vickrey and Robert Weidner. High honors: Lydia Ackermann, Joseph Anderson, Savanna Bachler, Cierra Bazeley, Lauren Brown, William Brueggemeyer, Allison Burst, Caleb Cox, Brian Cybulski, Jonathon Deifel, Mary Digiacomo, Katelyn Evans, Megan Fletcher, Michael Fox, Michael Frederick, Andrew Gambill, Samuel Good, Mia Groeschen, Douglas Gundrum, Andrew Hackworth, Taylor Haynes, Brandon Heil, Amy Hetzel, Alexander Hornsby, Stephanie Jones, Shannon Kaine, Sarah Keethler, Sara King, Mackenzie Knapp, Alyssa Leonardi, Kaylin Lother, Michael Martin, Nina Mazza, Dean Mendenhall, Mary Meyer, Carrie Miller, Andrea Moehring, Susan Moore, Zachary Otten, Vernon Parker, Stephanie Price, Kelsey Rankin, Alexander Rielag, Adam Schraffenberger, Hannah Schweer, Cassandra Sprague, Blake Sullivan, Andrew Wall, Tyler Wernke, Brent Wittich and Alyssa Zang. Honors: Christopher Adelhardt, Derek Allen, Tyler Amrein, Lelia Baird, Austin Bazeley, Brittany Blaney, Adam Burbick, Hunter Busken, Anna Camele, Abigail Campbell, Parker Dennis, Brady Donovan, Christopher Flinchbaugh, Jacob Flynn, Ryan Frondorf, Kyle Goralczyk, Allison Grayson, Zachary Gregory, Benjamin Gulasy, Indigo Hall, Jacob Hamilton, Joshua Hamilton, Brandon Heath, Jordan Holt, Matthew Hurley, Brianna Keeton, Emily Kehling, Karlee Keyes, Matthew Kleinholz, Jaina Kloepfer, Maria Klumb, Daniel Knox, Katrina Koch, Austin Lee, Aryannah McAmis, Mariah McCarthy, Anthony McCrea, Devin Moore, Ryan Noell, Rachel Reif, Kristina Rieman, Jarred Roland, Mohamad Sabeh-Ayoun, Timothy Sauer, Mariah Schneider, Kieran Schwegman, Margaret Schwoeppe, Alexander Sexton, Daniel Shepherd, Richard Slattery, Dominic Stephens, Shane Temple, Zachary Thomas, Jessica Wagner, Anna Weidner, Savannah Winchester-Cunningham, John Wodetzki and Taylor Woodring.

Seventh grade

Highest honors: Daniel Cirkovic, Jennifer Davis, Andrea Deutschle, John Dinger, Jenna Duebber, Natalie Elchynski, Dylan Feltner, Nicholas Guthier, Hailey Hoover,

Kasey Johnson, Bridget Kallmeyer, Sydney Kilgore, Bonnie Lagrange, Courtney Mauricio, Jennifer Peters, Alexander Reichling, Elizabeth Reis, Rachel Royer, Marrissa Ryan, Arin Schatzman, Madison Schnell, Candice Sheehan, Megan Sheridan, Elizabeth Spaulding, Samuel Tendam, Michael Vanschoik, Zachary Viox, Alexandra Wall and Kelsey Wessels. High honors: Nicholas Aichele, Robert Appiarius, Lindsay Bader, Aaron Bettner, Heidi Calderon, Emma Cliffe, Samantha Crosby, Daniel Dickerson, Sara Dirr, Madison Dorrington, Noah Dupont, Andrew Ehrman, Joseph Fairbanks, Brady Farmer, Jarod Francis, Amanda Freel, Andrew Freeman, Charles Freudemann, Xavier Frisch, Breanna Gaddis, Keegan Giblin, Kyle Gorman, Hannah Graff, Julia Greve, Noah Hartman, Kylie Hayes, Emily Heckman, Megan Henson, Andrew Hudson, Cody Hutson, Thomas Jenkins, Allison Johnson, Rebekah Kohlbrand, Sean Laake, Jordan Malsbary, Brendan Marchetti, Kaleigh McCarthy, George McFarren, Brendan McWilliams, David Meiners, Ethan Mercurio, Henry Minning, Deeanna Moehring, Luke Namie, Allison Oakes, Deborah Park, Joshua Parsons, Chase Pearson, Sydney Polking, Kaleb Quinlan, David Reddington, Abigail Rembold, Monica Rentz, Alexander Richmond, Kelly Rogers, Anna Sanzere, Samantha Savard, Brandon Schirmer, Emily Schutte, Courtney Smith, Corissa Sturm, Kaylee Sturwold, Jacob Tedesco, Jayden Thorp, Alec Uhlhorn, Yahanz Velasquez, Sydney Vest, Sara Voigt, Alyssa Weber, Kamilah Williams and McKenzie Young. Honors: Zoey Bass, Bryan Baxter, Austin Benjamin, Dylan Buis, Walter Burkart, Ryan Bussard, Lawrence Carolin, Kailey Carter, Thomas Cecil, Taylor Chase, Jessica Coors, Ethan Courtney, Connor Dace, Kristan Dalton, Tyler Day, Brianna Gall, Emily Garvey, Panagiotis Georgantonis, Kylie Gill, Joshua Gorrasi, Markus Haden, Tyler Hague, Cade Harvey, Valerie Hudepohl, Dylan Humbert, Taylor Humphries, Caleb Hutson, Abigail Jaspers, Carlie Keene, Sawyer Klingelhoffer, Jacob Kresser, Allison Lamping, Adam Lyons, Benjamin McGinnis, Gillian Melugin, David Miller, Kassidy Moore, Kate Nortman, Daniel O’Hearn, Anthony Papathanas, Sarah Savard, Jennifer Somtrakool, Lauren Stalbaum, Hunter Steimle, Monni Szary, Austin Tilford, Michael Twilling, Andrew Vaive, Gabrielle Waters, Ryan Weber and Ted Young.

Sixth grade

Highest honors: Corey Allen, Louisa Anderson, Allison Braun, Matthew Budde, Bailee Conway, Abigail Coogan, Jared Cox, Andrew Ebrahimpour, Jonathan Finn, Drew Fitzgibbon, Sophia Georges, Laura Grothaus, Samuel Gunther, Shannon Healey, Michael Hillesheim, Daniel Hodges, Bryn-

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don Hollingsworth, Hannah Hughes, Riley Jerow, Kaitlyn Kellard, Nicklaus Krauser, Madeleine Lindemann, Mimi Marcheschi, Daniel Murphy, Cara Roche, Elizabeth Scarlato, Casey Schablein, Sophia Schmackers, Katherine Slattery, William Smith, Alexandra Stevens, Michael Triantafilou, Austin Von Hoene and Bryant Winters. High honors: Alex Anderson, John Baltzersen, Rheanna Barry, Hannah Basil, Samuel Bepler, Chyanne Berger, Jenna Bertke, Alexis Bouchard, Tessa Calvert, Justin Donovan, Derek Ellis, McKenzie Ervin, Maxwell Faust, Julia Glenn, Nicholas Goldfuss, Elizabeth Henline, Taylar Herbers, Dominick Hinton, Ryan Holthaus, Magdalene Hoover, Nathaniel Horning, Meara Huheey, James Ingle, Jalynn Johnson, Alexander Jolevski, Jennifer Keyser, Abby Krauser, Brett Kron, Ian Lewis, Rachel Lincoln, Maria Lowry, Zachary Lunsford, Jenna Makin, Emily Marshall, Alexus McAfee, Marie McClurg, Madison Meltebrink, George Minning, Dylan Noble, Samantha Oakes, Samuel Otten, Robert Record, Emily Reichling, Kamryn Ripperger, Samantha Royer, Libbey Ryland, Bryce Sauer, Benjamin Schapker, Joseph Schapker, Matthew Schapker, Rachel Schiller, Zachary Schmidt, Andrea Schwab, Christopher Siegel, Jason Smith, Carley Snell, Jacob Spohr, Michael Stamper, Sydney Stedam, Wade Stenger, Manasa Talley, Joshua Ward, Jacob Ward, Bradley Weidner and Brandon Wieck. Honors: Johnathon Adelhardt, Kari Barnett, Brad Beavers, Christopher Blasek, Emma Boettcher, Devon Bolton, Meredith Brass, Austin Brown, Kayla Bunke, Brooke Chesney, Don Collins, Sarah Colwell, Hanna Dase, Maggen Dean, Dominic Deutsch, Jarrett Eads, Eric Fischer, Jacob Fox, Jacob Grayson, Jenna Gressler, Brian Groeschen, Zachary Gross, Joshua Gulla, Keagen Gulley, Olivia Gundrum, Gloria Hartman, Jaimee Hebert, Daniel Helsel, Tyler Hughes, Matthew James, Austin Joesting, Carter Johnson, Eric Kaiser, McKenzey Kleinholz, Joshua Knott, Jailah Long, Kylie Lonneman, Ethan McCarthy, Nathanael Meyer, Rakan Munjed, Allison Nemann, Patrick O’Connell, Olivia Ogden, Nevek Parnell, Erin Pegg, Craig Quesnell, Charles Raines, Jessica Rentz, Brian Schraffenberger, Nicholas Sferrazza, Andrew Shirer, Connor Vest, Lindsey Watters, Austin Watts, Alexander Weikel, Joshua Whalen, Evan Willwerth, Raymond Wink, Hunter Wittich, Joseph Zang and Anthony Zillich.

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The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.


Honors: Heather Knorr.


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Kindergarten students at C.O. Harrison Elementary School play games with their dads.

John McAfee of Delhi Township takes a photo of his daughter Maddison, 6, and the Reds baseball caps that they made in her kindergarten class.

Scott Stein thows the ball to a member of a kindergarten class at C.O. Harrison Elementary School in Delhi Township as he and other dads take part in the Dad's Day at Kindergarten program at the school. His son Brandon, 6, is standing off to the side on the right.



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The week at Oak Hills

• In boys tennis, Sycamore beat Oak Hills 5-0, April 1. Oak Hills lost 5-0 to Lakota West, April 7. • The Oak Hills baseball team beat Elder 6-5, April 2. Oak Hills’ Tyler Walters was 2-2 with a homerun and had four RBI. Elder’s Dewey Freidel had two RBI. On April 5, Oak Hills beat Middletown 12-10. Oak Hills’ Brandon Hemberger hit a double and had two RBI. • In softball, Oak Hills lost 43 to Lakota West, April 5. Oak Hills’ Rachel Salzl hit a triple and had two RBI. On April 6, Oak Hills beat Princeton 10-5. Oak Hills’ Ashley Lanter was 2-3, hit two doubles and had three RBI. • In boys volleyball, Oak Hills lost to Fairfield 25-21, 1825, 23-25, 25-19, 16-14, April 5. • The Oak Hills baseball team lost 8-2 to Fairfield, April 6. Oak Hills’ Tyler Cox was 1-3 with two RBI.

The week at Elder

• The Elder boys volleyball team beat LaSalle 31-29, 28-30, 25-23, 25-20, April 1. Moeller beat Elder 25-20, 25-19, 25-18, April 5. On April 6, Elder beat Badin 25-7, 25-9, 25-19. • In boys tennis on April 5, St. Xavier beat Elder 4-1. Elder’s Danny James beat Duma 6-0, 2-6, 6-0. • In baseball on April 6, La Salle beat Elder 9-4. Elder’s Anthony Asalon was 1-3 with a double and two RBI. On April 7, Elder beat Fenwick 10-1. Elder’s Tim Baldrick pitched 12 strikeouts, and David Haley hit a double and had two RBI.

Athlete of the week

Oak Hills High School junior boys volleyball player Ryan Bross is the school’s Athlete of the Week this week. Bross led Oak Hills to a 3-0 record on Bross S a t u r d a y, April 2, with 21 kills and a .293 hitting percentage on the day. He also added five aces and 13 digs.

Athlete honor society

Several College of Mount St. Joseph student athletes were recently selected for induction into the Ohio Zeta Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society. This distinction is based on the following criteria: Junior or senior standing in the year of the award, a 3.4 GPA (cum.), and a letter winner in their sport. They will be recognized at Honors Convocation at noon, April 19 at noon in the College Theater. The athletes include baseball player Drew Ernst, basketball player David Lane, football players Kory Bailey, Tyler Hopperton, Kevin James, Christopher Rosselot and Derek Termuhlen; football and track players Harold Noble and Zachary Sievert; lacrosse player Christopher Uselmann; soccer player Braden Schultz; tennis player Matthew Schmittou; track runner Brandon Modafari; wrestler Michael Willig; dance team members Kathleen Clifton and Charleamae Gast; basketball player Courtney Dawn; golf player Stephanie Schoenfeld; lacrosse players Chelsey Siefke and Amanda Varnam; softball player Casey Michell Brookbank; tennis player Lauren McDonald; cross country and track runners Abigail Modras and Cyreesa Raber; track runners Mary Odenbeck and Kelsey Schneider; volleyball player Kathryn Roedig; and cheerleader Julia Seger.

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Elder seeks 3rd state title in 4 years By Tony Meale

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Last year, the Elder High School volleyball team rode an imposing frontcourt to the fourth state title in program history, including the second in three years. The Panthers, however, graduated Matt Harpenau and John Lucas, who were 6-8 and 6-7, respectively. “Last year we were blessed to have a lot of height, and that went a long way in providing some significant frontcourt defense as well as some nice offensive options,” Elder head coach Sean Tierney said. “But we return a nice group of guys who were starters and major contributors from last year.” Senior captains Ryan Welch (DS), Matt Moehring and Andrew Buckhart (OPP) have led Elder to a 22 start (entering play April 6). Elder fell 3-0 to St. Xavier in the season-opener before knocking off Centerville and La Salle. Tierney wants his captains to help keep the team focused on continued improvement, especially after facing tough opponents early in the year. Other seniors include Anthony Monk (S), Chad Kunze (OH), Andrew Barnette (MH) and Bryan Coorey (DS). “I think our backcourt is going to be a big strength,

Oak Hills

The Highlanders returned five starters from a team that went 1510 last year and advanced to the regional semifinals. Among the returners are James Luebbe, David Boehnlein, Matt Arlinghaus, Ryan Moorman and T.J. Wagner. “Five returning starters from last year’s team could provide valuable experience,” sixth-year head coach Chris Morman said. It certainly appears so; Oak Hills started the season 5-0 and is atop the Greater Miami Conference standings. The Highlanders opened the season with wins over a pair of Kentucky teams – St. Henry and Holy Cross – before downing Middletown, McNicholas and Purcell Marian. Morman carries a 65-52 record during his Oak Hills tenure. TONY MEALE/STAFF

Elder High School senior outside hitter Matt Moehring (8) goes for a kill between La Salle defenders Dylan Berryhill (10) and Tyler Celek (9) during a match last April. Moehring is a captain for the Panthers this season. and serve-receive passing will be stronger out of the gate than it was last year,” Tierney said. “I’m still trying to get some of the juniors up to speed with what it takes to play at this level, so we’ll definitely have some growing pains, but the potential is there to have another great team.” Among the juniors are Kevin Groll (OH), Joe Dorsey (MH), Kyle Bertke (DS), Michael Svec (OPP), Ryan Morman (OH), Tim Vater (MH), Taylor Milam (OPP) and Matt Schneider

(S). Elder has a home match with St. X April 14 and road matches against La Salle and Moeller May 10 and 13, respectively. “Playing in the GCL is always a huge challenge,” Tierney said. “We feel privileged to be part of a very strong league, and I think if you can prove yourself in that league, then that puts you on pace to do well in the bigger picture.” Elder also has a tough non-conference slate. The Panthers host Marist, the

St. Xavier

The Bombers, which finished 15-7 last year, have started 8-1 (entering play April 7). St. Xavier defeated Columbus DeSales, Hilliard Bradley, Louisville Trinity, Bishop Watterson, Hilliard Davidson and La Salle at the St. Charles Invitational March 25-26. The Bombers then earned a 3-0 home win over league rival and defending state champion Elder March 29. Their first loss of the season came two days later at Moeller. The Crusaders won 3-0 (25-15, 25-

defending Illinois state champion, April 16. They also travel to Penn State University May 6 for a 40-team tournament, which will include teams from throughout the Midwest and East Coast.


Oak Hills High School senior Matt Arlinghaus is one of five returning starters for the Highlanders. 21, 25-20). Among St. X’s top players are seniors Ben Lottman, Matthew Kues, Matthew Devine, Michael O’Brien Jr., Benjamin Krzmarzick, James Stenger, Adam Bambach and Kyle Spoelker. Also contributing are juniors Brian Shannon, Michael Fletcher, Benjamin Hart, Collin Flesner, Stephen Creevy and Preston Hart. St. X is coached by Bill Ferris, who has led the Bombers to four state-final appearances and two championships (2003 and 2006).

“It’ll be fun to partake in those experiences and represent Cincinnati and Ohio volleyball,” Tierney said. “But ultimately our top goal is be playing our best volleyball come May in the postseason.”

Former preps stars revel in national title By Adam Turer

Four former Cincinnatiarea high school basketball stars teamed up this season at Bellarmine University and brought home a national championship. Nick Holmes (Elder), Steve Pogue (Oak Hills), Julian Wilkison (Anderson) and Tony Hamann (Loveland) took their turns hoisting the Division II men’s basketball championship trophy after Bellarmine defeated Brigham Young University-Hawaii for the title on Saturday, March 26, in Springfield, Mass. The 71-68 thriller was the first men’s basketball national championship in Bellarmine history and a night these four local products will never forget. “That night was amazing,” said Pogue, a senior forward. “We achieved something we’ve wanted to do our whole lives.” For Pogue and fellow senior Holmes, the title was the culmination of their four years of hard work. Pogue transferred to Bellarmine from Miami University after he was awarded a medical redshirt for the 2006-07 season. “We accomplished what we’ve been working towards for four years,” Holmes said. The Knights program has come a long way in those four years. Head coach Scott Davenport took over the program in 2005 after serving as a long-time assistant coach at Louisville under both Denny Crum and Rick Pitino. Davenport’s first winning season at Bellarmine came in


Bellarmine College’s No. 23 Steve Pogue (Oak Hills alumnus) plays in an exhibition game against the Musketeers Nov 6. Bellarmine upset Xavier 63-61. 2007-08 when the Knights finished 17-11 in Holmes’s and Pogue’s freshman season. Since then, the Knights have gone 82-18, including this year’s 33-2 title team. “When I got here four years ago, we were just happy to make the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament,” Pogue said. “At the end of last year, we knew we were returning almost all of our top players.” The tone for the 20102011 season was set early when Bellarmine defeated Xavier University in a preseason exhibition game. The ride continued into late March. “The deeper we went in the tournament,” Holmes said, “the more and more we realized that we had a

shot at winning the whole thing.” Holmes started every game this season and iced the championship victory by hitting a free throw with 2.1 seconds remaining. He averaged 7.5 points per game and shared the team lead with 5.1 rebounds per game. Pogue and Hamann contributed off the bench. Wilkison was awarded a medical redshirt after undergoing preseason knee surgery, but was with the team every step of the way. “It was an awesome experience,” said Wilkison, who transferred to Bellarmine this year after playing two seasons at Rollins College. “Even not being able to be out there, you get swept up in the atmosphere.” Bellarmine, located in Louisville, Ky., draws its entire roster from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Many of the teammates grew up playing against each other in high school and AAU ball. “I think the Midwest has real strong high school sports,” Wilkison said. “That brings a really good foundation to our team.” That familiarity with one another helped the Knights establish a strong chemistry, which they believe was instrumental in carrying them to the championship. “We are all really familiar with and have trust in our teammates,” Holmes said. “We know where each person will be on the court and what they’ll do, especially in the final minutes of a game.” Pogue and Holmes were high school rivals. Pogue

said he never misses a chance to remind Holmes his Highlanders defeated the Panthers all four years they faced one another. “I think that team chemistry aspect we have gives us a big advantage overall,” Pogue said. For the freshman Hamann and newcomer Wilkison, the family atmosphere cultivated by the players and coaching staff made an immediate impact. “We have such a closeknit group of guys,” Hamann said. “I felt like part of the team as soon as I walked into the locker room.” Hamann experienced more than he ever thought he would in his freshman year. The veterans set a tone and an example that he hopes the Knights can continue to build upon for

the future. “We saw how these guys in front of us put in the work ethic,” said Hamann. “We have a great team coming back next year.” For now, the championship feelings are still sinking in for the Knights. Holmes received congratulatory calls from his Elder coaches, teammates and teachers. Pogue said the feelings started to sink in when Bellarmine hosted a public celebration three days after the title game. “It doesn’t really hit you at first,” Wilkison said. “Not many people get to experience that feeling.” Said Pogue, “This is going to be something we’ll be able to talk about forever. That (championship) night will be something we’ll always remember.”


Bellarmine College’s Nick Holmes, an Elder graduate, celebrates his team’s 63-61 upset win over Xavier in November 2010.


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The St. Xavier High School tennis team, which has won five consecutive district titles, entered the season ranked No. 1 in the city. The Bombers’ hold on that No. 1 ranking, however, is considerably more tenuous than in previous years, as St. X figures to face stiff challenges from the likes of Lakota East, Sycamore and Mason, ranked second through fourth, respectively. “In the last five years, we’ve been in the driver’s seat,” Bombers head coach Russ King acknowledged. “But I’ve got a whole lot more experience having to think of ways to beat somebody. I never get too secure.” St. X must replace Ryan Bandy, a former state semifinalist who is now playing at Notre Dame, as well as the state-qualifying doubles team of Sean Bandy and Jay Fovel. Yet the Bombers have fared well in the early season, beating La Salle 5-0 March 30 and winning the

La Salle

Among the key singles performers for the Lancers are Anthony Heckle, Kevin Bush, John Hoeweler, Sam Pieper and Nick Buganski, while doubles performers include Ryan Gundlach, Sam Samoya and Travis Robertson. La Salle is coached by Mike Hollman. JEFF SWINGER/STAFF

St. Xavier High School senior Edward Broun Jr. is one of the top returners for the Bombers. St. Edward Tournament April 2. St. X, which totaled 47.5 points, finished ahead of Toledo St. John Jesuit (29.5), Westlake (29.5), Columbus University School (21.5), Hudson (12.5), Youngstown Hoover (9), Cleveland St. Ignatius (6) and Cleveland St. Edward (0). “I don’t know if we could beat some of those teams again if we had to, but I’d rather be where we are than where they are, trying to figure out how to beat us,” King said. “But honest to goodness, there was some luck involved.”

Senior Devin Bostick of Mount Lookout, a returning district-qualifier, is St. X’s No. 1 singles player. “He’s got his work cut out for him,” King said. “We need him to hold his spot.” Other key performers are seniors Edward Broun Jr. of Anderson and Casey Leary of Loveland, as well as sophomores Matt Santen of Hyde Park and Matthew Duma of Montgomery. Other contributors include seniors Dylan Folzenlogan of Loveland and John Heskett of Springdale, juniors Donald Baverman of Delhi and Eric Salomon of Hyde Park and

Oak Hills

The Highlanders return six starters from a team that went 69 and finished seventh in the Greater Miami Conference last season. Among the returners are James Byrne, Jay Morgan, Christian Vandewalle, Miraj Patel, Anthony Wunder and Ed Smith. The top newcomer, meanwhile, is Michael Raabe. Third-year head coach Rob Heuerman said the Highlanders’ success hinges on doubles and third singles play. Oak Hills (1-1 entering action April 7) won just three matches in 2009 before winning six in 2010.

sophomore Elliot Bostick of Mount Lookout. According to the St. Xavier school website, the Bombers have won the Greater Catholic League South division every year since 1968.

BRIEFLY The week at Mercy

• The Mercy girls lacrosse team beat Bishop Fenwick 16-12, April 5. Mercy’s Heather Smith scored four goals; Brittney Janszen scored three; Emily Fredmann, Cara O’Connor and Carrie Walsh scored two goals each; and Harrison, Kaitlin Bigner and Melissa Burns scored one goal each. Mercy’s Allison Loechtenfeldt made four saves and Briggs

made five saves. • In softball, Mercy beat McAuley 7-1, April 7. Mercy’s Amy Feie pitched 12 strikeouts, and scored a homerun.

The week at Seton

• In softball on April 2, Ursuline beat Seton 4-2. Seton’s Anna Hetzer was 1-3 with two RBI. Seton then lost 5-2 to Clearview (Lorain), April 2. On April 5, Seton beat McNicholas 4-3 in nine innings. Seton’s Danielle Hoffman pitched 12 strikeouts, and Anna Hetzer was 2-5 with a double and a triple. • In softball, Mercy beat Seton 4-0, April 6. On April 7, Mount Notre Dame beat Seton 6-0. Seton’s Jenna Weber was 1-3 with a double. • In girls lacrosse, St. Ursula beat Seton 9-7, April 5.

Week at Western Hills

• On April 2, the Cooper baseball team beat Western

Hills 4-3, then 14-2 in six innings. Western Hills’ Deion Cook was 2-2 in game one; and Antwuane Blackwell and Cameron Washington were both 2-2 in game two. On April 6, Western Hills beat Oyler 14-13 in eight innings. Western Hills’ Jake Schoenung was 3-3 with four RBI. • On April 7, Western Hills lost 17-5 in five innings. West High’s Jordan Saunders was 2-2 and hit a double.

More at Elder

• In boys tennis, Elder beat La Salle 5-0, April 6. Elder’s Drew Schroeder beat Kevin Bush 6-0, 6-0; Danny James beat John Hoeweler 6-0, 6-0; Ryan Patty beat Sam Pieper 6-0, 6-0; Kevin Butler and Nathan Walroth beat Anthony Heckle and Sam Samoya 7-6 (7-3), retire; and Andy Martini and James Schottlekotte beat Ryan Gundlach and Nick Buganski 6-3, 6-3. On April 7, Elder beat Indi-

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Hitter of the week

The College Mount St. Joseph’s Kathleen Horn, who helped the Lions earn a split with Rose-Hulman recently, has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Softball Hitter of the Week. The junior infielder finished the week 5-of-8 (.625) with three runs scored, three RBI, three doubles, and a home run. Horn added a slugging percentage of 1.375 and an on-base percentage of .625 during the pair of contests against the Engineers. Horn leads the Mount with a .354 batting average, 17 hits, four doubles, 24 total bases, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.

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Last week’s question

Do you support efforts to repeal Senate Bill 5, and Ohio Democrats’ proposals to allow recalls of state office holders? Why or why not?

“There is no reason why there shouldn’t be requirements to show a photo ID in order to be able to vote. A photo ID is available for very minimal cost and to say there is voter suppression or intimidation because it would create a hardship for low-income and elderly citizens is not a real reason not to require a photo ID. If anyone ever goes to a bank to cash a check today it requires a photo ID, and it doesn’t have to be a great amount on the check to be asked, as I get asked to see photo ID when cashing my daughter’s $1.10 check from Clermont County DD. And don’t give the reason that you don’t have a bank account. Elderly who have Medicare checks coming in have to cash them somewhere. The low income get welfare checks. Where do these people cash these checks? They can’t say they have them direct deposited, since that would negate their arguments about not having ID, since they would have had to have some kind of ID to open a bank account. To those of you who believe needing a photo ID to vote, tell me where I am wrong. I seriously doubt you can. R.D.

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Should voters be required to provide a photo ID at the polls? Why or why not?

“I have worked the polls in Anderson Township, we already require a picture ID before voting and have for some years. No one ever objected and understood the need to be identified. I think it makes the voting results more credible. One citizen aged 18 or older equals one vote, that’s what it’s all about. “I just wish that more citizens would take voting seriously and come to the polls or vote by absentee. In these troubled times, we need all eligible Americans to vote their opinions on Election Day.” E.E.C. “Yes. A photo ID is required for many things that are not nearly as important as voting. “Voter fraud is very serious. It undercuts the legitimacy of our democracy and dilutes the value of every valid vote. And, with all the illegals in our area it is a very real possibility. “By all means, a photo ID should be required and it should be examined closely, since it is easy to obtain such things as counterfeit drivers licenses.” T.H. “Yes, don’t you want your vote to be secure?” N.P. “You need a photo ID (passport) to enter the United States even if you are a citizen of the USA. You need a photo ID to board a commercial airliner if you are over 18 years old. You need a photo ID (driver’s license) to legally operate an automobile. The government is willing to issue photo IDs to anyone that needs one for a very nominal cost. “Some will allege it is racially motivated. There is a legitimate reason for positive identification with a photo ID. Voter fraud is well known to all. Qualifying to vote requires a process. Including a photo ID in that process seems logical and well intended, despite politically motivated objections.” J.S.D. “Absolutely! We need it to fly,

sometimes to validate a debit or credit card purchase, to write a check at times and states/municipalities can issue an ID card for those that do not drive.” M.A.M. “Voter fraud is virtually nonexistent in Ohio. This is simply an effort to disenfranchise the elderly, poor, and minorities who are the least likely to have a drivers license or some other form of ‘official’ ID. “The Plutocracy that has managed to gain full control of the state and pursuing same with the federal government is attempting to diminish all opposition with numerous laws and edicts, whether they are legal, moral, or ethical is immaterial. “The Right will take away your voice through voting and collective bargaining restrictions to get their ideology in place. God help Ohio and America.” J.Z. “Much of the research seems to indicate that there is really very little voter fraud so doing anything different is questionable because the cost bears little return. “On he other hand, it would seem that the least we should expect in fulfilling any important civil obligation is that the person is who they say they are and is old enough to qualify. “Why is this so intrusive? You have to show a government issued picture ID to get on a plane, to check into many hotels, to buy liquor or tobacco and to cash a check. “Drivers must have driver’s licenses available when driving or renting a car and pilots when flying. People carrying guns need concealed carry permits and holders of national park passes get asked for ID frequently. If you have reached the age of 18 years old and do not have an ID, perhaps you shouldn’t vote because you can’t prove that you are old enough to vote or substantiate your identity. “Showing ID to do something important is completely accepted in our society and voting is important. “If you are such a nobody that you can’t identify yourself, you should not be allowed to vote. The State of Ohio already provides a means to get an ID, no matter what your age, even if you don’t have a driver’s license. They are available at every Deputy Registrar’s office.” F.S.D. “As far as I know I have always had to produce an I.D. to vote. Anything that would cut down of voter fraud is OK with me.” D.D. “Yes, of course! To name a few, we have to provide photo ID when purchasing liquor, getting a driver’s license or plates, or using a credit card. “Voting is more important than any of those actions. What’s the big deal?” R.V. “I don’t care.”





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The Cincinnati Recreation Commission has no money to open the Sayler Park swimming pool this summer. If we want our kids to Betty Kamuf swim, we have raise Community to $37,000 for the Press Guest eight-week proColumnist gram ourselves. The recreation commission has a foundation that is raising money from large corporations to keep some pools open, but may not get enough money to open ours. They have created a three-tiered system of pools, based on size and attendance. They need $252,123 in Tier 1 to open Pleasant Ridge, Ryan in Westwood, Evanston, Lincoln in the West End and McKie in Northside. Sayler Park is in Tier 2 with Hartwell and Mount Washington. We need $128,156 for both pools. Dempsey, Madisonville, Oakley and Winton Hills are in Tier 3 and need $177,439. The remaining seven are on their own and may not have pools open. Three pools funded by the Otto Armleder Trust will be open. Those are Dunham in West Price Hill, Over-the-Rhine and Avondale. Four spray grounds also will be open with another three under construction. I do not remember the year, but in the early 1920s or 1930s, the Sayler Park PTA asked the city to build a swimming pool for Sayler Park children. They said kids were swimming in the Ohio River and a child had just drowned. Eventually, a swimming pool was built and summer programs were offered to the kids

This is a site plan for the community center, and old and new pools. through the recreation commission. The Community Memorial Center had been operating recreational programs at the CMC fields since 1948. They held fundraisers, but were barely able to raise the money needed to field the teams. The city focused on Sayler Park after the 1974 tornado, so the SPCMC asked for help. They negotiated an exchange with the city. The CMC property was for an all-purpose recreation building and a deep-water pool to follow in four to five years. In August, a community meeting was held at St. Aloysius and the deal was approved. The recreation building was completed in 1976, but the deepwater pool was delayed. Louis Fred Dickman kept reminding the city that they promised us a pool. About 1984, he learned that someone had donated a deepwater pool to the city. He convinced the city to put it in Sayler Park. The new pool opened in June with swim classes, life-saving classes and full days of open



swim. It was dedicated July 3, 1985, to Louis Fred Dickman because he worked so hard to get it and spent another 20 years in dedicated service to the SPCMC. There has been a swimming pool in Sayler Park for about 80 years and it would be a real tragedy for it to close. The recreation center staff held a 5K run April 1 and raised $2,128. They raised another $21,314 from businesses and residents. A barometer on the wall shows how much of the $37,000 has been raised. The figures change daily. As of April 5, $7,318 is still needed and that must be raised by April 16. The city needs time to hire lifeguards and other staff. They have worked so hard and are so close. Do not let them down. Stop in at 6720 Home City Ave. or call 941-0102 and leave a donation. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at

‘Under God’ under attack Our time-honored Pledge of Allegiance has been thrust again into national discussion because a few atheists have attacked the words “under God” added to the Pledge by Congress in 1954. Lincoln used those words in his Gettysburg Address, but their more recent history deserves attention. On Feb. 7, 1954, commemorating Lincoln’s birthday, George Docherty, a Scottish immigrant and pastor of New York Ave. Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C., preached a sermon entitled “Under God.” Pondering the pledge said by his children in school, he observed that except for the words “United States of America” it could be used as a pledge to any other republic. Missing was what he said was the distinctive thing about America … our founding in the providence of God. Belief in God and “firm reliance on the protection of divine providence” are affirmed in the Declaration of Independence. Docherty, not yet a

citizen, called that acknowledgment of God “the characteristic and definitive factor of ‘the American Way of Life.’” Within three Ted Kalsbeek days after hearCommunity ing that sermon, EisenPress guest President hower persuadcolumnist ed Congress to add “under God” to the pledge, and on Flag Day, 1954, he signed it into law. On the 50th anniversary of his historic sermon, Docherty was honored with 500 people attending, despite pickets outside revealing their ignorance and denial of the historically documented fact of America’s foundational relationship with God. While exercising their freedom to picket, they denied to others the freedom of religion and of the pulpit. Docherty died on Nov. 27,

2009, at age 97 with hardly any public notice of his death, indicating the degree to which political correctness prevails over historic truth. I feel privileged to have received from Docherty a signed copy of his sermon, and to have had subsequent correspondence with his widow. Numerous attempts have been made to have “under God” removed from the pledge and “In God We Trust” removed from our money. According to the American Center for Law and Justice, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has recently upheld the constitutionality of those phrases, so, another attempt to revise history has been rejected. Thomas Jefferson said “God who gave us life gave us liberty.” It behooves us, in this tumultuous time in America, to reaffirm, with renewed faith and hope, that we are, indeed, a “nation under God.” Theodore W. Kalsbeek is pastor emeritus of Sycamore Presbyterian Church in Symmes Township.

OFFICIALS Ohio House of Representatives

• 30th District, Bob Mecklenborg (R). In Columbus, write the Ohio House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4611 or call 513-481-9800 or 614-466-8258; fax 614-719-3584. E-mail: The 30th District includes Green, Miami and Delhi townships.

• 31st District – Denise Driehaus (D) In Columbus, write to: 77 S. High St., 13th Floor, Columbus, OH., 43215-6111 or call 614466-5786; fax 614-719-3585 E-mail: The 31st District includes Westwood, Price Hill, Sayler Park, Cheviot, Addyston, Cleves and North Bend.

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Denise and Ashley Laux look at crafts by Stephanie Sibert’s Back of Beyond at the Oak Hills Band Association vendor/craft show.





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Lisa and Zoe Schlomer at Clever Girls Boutique.

Madison Baines and Josi Lacey have a great time at the craft fair.

Shiloh Walz checks out photo playing cards by JF Designz at the Oak Hills Band Association’s first vendor/craft show March 25 at Oak Hills High School.

Lisa and Julia Bley from A Little Bit of Sparkle were at the Oak Hills Band Association’s first vendor/craft show March 25 at Oak Hills High School.

Vickie Lassandro and Candy Jasper show off chocolate truffles from Sugar and Spice.

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Michelle Lucas of Jewelry Designs show off her handiwork at the Oak Hills Band Association’s vendor/craft show.

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Everything is Water: A Photography Show, 7-9 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, 3101 Price Ave., Collection of stories of photographs from Indonesia, Switzerland and the U.S. on how water is a powerful source of life. Free. Presented by Junemeadow Studio. 886-7388; Price Hill.

Our Lady of Lourdes Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes School, 5835 Glenway Ave., Fried fish, baked salmon, crab cakes, shrimp and kids meals. Sides and more. Carryout available. Benefits Boy Scout troop. $5.75 for sandwich. Presented by Our Lady of Lourdes. 347-2662; Westwood.

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Annie Get Your Gun, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields. $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 2416550; West Price Hill. Enchanted April, 8 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Two women living in London share the misery of empty relationships and decide to rent an Italian castle for the spring to get away. $15. Presented by Drama Workshop. Through April 16. 598-8303; Westwood.


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Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., VFW Globetrotters Post 6428 Addyston, 140 Main St., Fish dinner and sandwich, chicken nuggets and sides. Carryout available. $1-$8. 941-6428; Addyston. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 485, 29 E. State Road, Fried, cod, ocean perch and tilapia fish. With macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce. Carryout available. Benefits Miller Stockum American Legion Post 485. $8. 941-1643. Cleves.

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Everything is Water: A Photography Show, 7-9 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, Free. 886-7388; Price Hill. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., Fried and baked fish, fried shrimp, crab cakes, pizza, macaroni and cheese and soup. Desserts available inside. Carryout and drive through available. Drive through open 4-7:30 p.m. Family friendly. $1.50-$8. 921-0247. West Price Hill. St. Catharine of Siena Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Catharine of Siena School, 3324 Wunder Ave., Cafeteria. Watch NCAA basketball games. Benefits St. Catharine Athletic Association. 481-7683; Westwood. St. Joseph Council K of C Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Visitation School, 3180 South Road, Multipurpose Room. Activities for children. Will call, drivethru and shut in delivery available at 3472229. Benefits St. Joseph of the Three Rivers Council Knights of Columbus. Presented by St. Joseph of the Three Rivers Council Knights of Columbus. 941-1369. Green Township. Lenten Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., American Legion Post 534 Chambers-HautmanBudde, 4618 River Road, $8. 941-7869. Riverside. St. Antoninus Boy Scout Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Antoninus Parish, 1500 Linneman Road, Church Undercroft. Includes fried fish, jumbo shrimp, grilled salmon, pizza, soup, desserts and sides. Carryout and drive-thru available. Family friendly. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 614. $5-8 dinners; 75 cents and up for a la carte. Presented by St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troop 614. 922-5400; Green Township. Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., St. Dominic Church, 4551 Delhi Road, O’Connor Hall. Elevator access from main parking lot. No parking in lower lot. Menu: Fish dinner, fish sandwich, fried shrimp, French fries, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, coleslaw, cheese sticks, cheese pizza, beverages and desserts. Carryout and drive-through available. Benefits St. Dominic Athletics. $1-$8. 471-7741; Delhi Township. Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Holy Family Church - Price Hill, 814 Hawthorne Ave., Carryout available. $5 fish dinner. 921-7527. East Price Hill.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK M.A.W.G., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157; Riverside.


Cold Smoke, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.


Annie Get Your Gun, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Enchanted April, 8 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $15. 598-8303; Westwood.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to walk. Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Nov. 30. 521-7275; Sayler Park.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Through Nov. 20. 946-7755; Green Township.


Community Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m., First Baptist Church of Dent, 6384 Harrison Ave., Refreshments, prizes for hunters by age group plus door prizes. Free. 574-6411. Dent. Children’s Spring Fest and Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 3707 Edgewood Drive, Vacation bible school fundraiser. Includes crafts and games. Egg hunt begins 3 p.m. for ages 10 and under. Benefits New Hope Community Church. Family friendly. 661-2428; Green Township.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK The Gamut, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157; Riverside.


The Avenues, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.



The Drama Workshop’s spring production, “Enchanted April,” ends its run at the Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., this weekend. Remaining show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15, and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 598-8303 or visit In the play, two women living in London share the misery of empty relationships and decide to rent an Italian castle for the spring. Pictured are Anne-Marie Ireland as Lotty, left, and Gretchen Roose as Rose. Green Up Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Park, 3019 Harrison Ave., Assist Cincinnati Parks staff on projects such as invasive species removal, litter removal, weeding, mulching garden beds, trail maintenance and more. Free. Registration recommended. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 8619070; email; Westwood. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 7


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


Cincinnati Oldies and Doo-Wop Association, 1-5 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Presented by Cincinnati Oldies and Doo-Wop Association. 251-7977. Riverside. Mike Davis Show, 7-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Vegas revue with tribute artist. Full dinner menu. $10. Reservations recommended. 251-7977. Riverside.

Archaeology Afternoon, 1-4 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Registration required online by April 9. Hike along the Miami Fort Trail and visit archaeology exhibits plus hands-on artifact activity. $4; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; North Bend.


Mat Thornburg, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, 3101 Price Ave., Stand-up comedian. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Q City Players. —. Price Hill.


Annie Get Your Gun, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Green Up Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mount Echo Park, 381 Elberon Ave., Assist Cincinnati Parks staff on projects such as invasive species removal, litter removal, weeding, mulching garden beds, trail maintenance and more. Free. Registration recommended. 861-9070; email; Price Hill.

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Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Nov. 29. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


Ashtanga Yoga Level I, 5:45-7 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, Deepen moving meditation practice with strong flow of familiar asanas and introduction of new asanas. Family friendly. $70 for 10-class pass, $40 for five-class pass, $9 drop-in. 675-2725. Miami Township. Yoga for Strength and Healing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood.



Wildflowers Are Wonderful, 10:30 a.m. Hike on the Miami Fort Trail) and 2 p.m. (Hike on the Little Turtle Trail), Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; North Bend.


Annie Get Your Gun, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Lunch and Learn, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, Understanding Fibromyalgia. Information on safe and natural alternative methods for addressing fibromyalgia and its symptoms. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Doctors’ Speakers Bureau. 574-3000. Green Township.


Community Mental Health Assistance, 1-3 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Mental health support with Recovery International. Free, donations accepted. 379-6233. Cheviot.

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Green Township Democratic Club Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Current issues discussed. Bring snack to share, if possible. Free. Presented by Green Township Democratic Club. Through Dec. 21. 574-4308. Green Township.


Pioneer Antique and Hobby Club Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Mulberry Room. “Let Me Entertain You!” Speaker from the Cincinnati Museum Center will talk about Cincinnatians in the entertainment field. Guests welcome. Registration required. Presented by Pioneer Antique and Hobby Club. 451-4822. Green Township. Oak Hills Special Needs Network, 7-8:30 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, For adults with special needs and those without. Includes games and socializing. Bring a favorite game and a snack to share. 574-4641; email Green Township.


Square Dance, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, With Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. West Price Hill.

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HOME & GARDEN Year-Round Gardening: Best Herbs for Cincy Gardens, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Choosing the right plants for our area and your garden. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. Free. 385-3313; Monfort Heights. RECREATION

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park.


Technology Session, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mother of Mercy High School, 3036 Werk Road, Technology Wing. Topic: All about Apple. One-to-one sessions help older generation become acquainted with technology tools. Free. Reservations required. 661-2740; Westwood. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 1 9


The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents a gender-reversed cast for its production of “Julius Caesar,” through April 23. Performing as Brutus is Sherman Fracher, left; Caesar is Liz Vosmeier; and Kelly Mengelkoch as Cassius. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10-$28, student tickets, $10. Theater location is 719 Race St., downtown. Call 513-381-2272 or visit

Easter Basket Decoration, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Petals N Glass Boutique assists in creating Easter basket centerpiece. Includes all supplies and hands-on instructions. $20. Paid registration required by April 12. 347-5510. Delhi Township.


“Shrek the Musical” comes to the Aronoff Center through April 24. The story of the swamp-dwelling ogre, Princess Fiona and wise-cracking donkey, is performed at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $22.50-$66.50. Call 800-982-2787 or visit

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April 13, 2011

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Attentiveness is the prerequisite for appreciating spring “Beauty is not to be captured or controlled for there is something intrinsically elusive Father Lou in its Guntzelman n a t u r e . Perspectives More like a visitation than a solid fact, beauty infuses a landscape with an unexpected intimacy that satisfies our longing.” Routine is an enemy of appreciating beauty. Routine creates ruts. And well-worn ruts can become so deep they prevent us from seeing over the sides. Spring taunts us to climb out of our ruts and be young again in feeling and memories. How can we get out of our ruts? That’s probably part of what was going on in the mind of Nicodemus when he talked with Christ one day. “How can I be born and be new again when I’m old?” he asked.

Beware of help wanted scam on Craigslist What sounds like an innocent help wanted ad on Craigslist may turn out to be a new way to steal your money. It doesn’t require you to wire money to anyone overseas, but you can still end up being scammed. Jennifer Hamblin of Cheviot saw such a help wanted ad earlier this year. “I responded to a parttime job posting on Craigslist for a housekeeper/ babysitter,” she said. A month later she heard back from those seeking help. “They apparently were going to be moving from the United Kingdom, relocating to Colerain Township,” she said. Hamblin was told she was going to earn $400 a week for this part-time position and it sounded very good. “She started emailing me back with pictures, and eventually she sent me a check. She wanted to email me a grocery list to supply her new home with groceries. In the meantime, somebody else is going to be mailing me keys to the house,” said Hamblin. Hamblin actually received email pictures of the family and the young daughter she was to babysit. When she got the check, for nearly $3,000, she said she was told, “Make sure when you deposit it you send me a copy of the deposit slip.” But she said that will come from her personal bank account, adding, “It will have all my information at the bottom.” Hamblin says another thing that doesn’t make sense is although the check was supposedly sent via

Howard Ain Hey Howard!

Undoubtedly his life had become more and more rigid, more captured by cynicism and harnessed by repetition. Life was getting old for him. He was envious of the young, rarely laughed, and wondered how he could become young again. Evidently he didn’t realize that to be alive we must maintain a sense of wonder, walk more slowly, and become closer to those we love. Rushing through spring is like the lady vacationing in Paris. She went to see the works of art in the Louvre. When she came back home she bragged that she had seen all there was to see there in an hour, and she could have made it in 45 minutes if she wasn’t wearing heels. Springtime elicits movement from us but it’s not a hurrying movement in high heels. It is a walking in bare feet on fresh grass. It is a collaboration with God, who never tires of making everything young and new again inside us. “See, I

am making all things new!” (Revelation 21:5) We are part of the natural world. We’re interdependent with it even though our culture tends to isolate us from it. But we cannot exist in a healthy balance outside of nature because our bodies evolved in concert with it. The great biologist René Dubos believed that we are retreating further and further from nature and becoming mutants. Many have ceased living in nature and have now made their home in Technology Land. Their fascination in now with the latest ear plugs, iPods, iPads, iPhones, etc. A change of season occurs for them on the day a new gadget is released for sale. Thankfully, however, most people still enjoy the beauty of springtime. Along with author Edward Hays, we say: Each day I take delight, Creator God, as did my great-grandparents Adam and Eve,

in enjoying the garden of Eden called Earth, which each spring, graciously grants an encore of your first act, creation

And you will smile and return to center stage to repeat the song you sang so long ago.

I stand and applaud with all earth’s audience and cry out with gratitude, “Again, again, please do it again.”

Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.



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The sin against springtime is inattention. How can we not be affected by so much beauty and the insistence of life? Spring is the time when life reminds us it is never gone. It strains against the walls of earth’s confinement and always finds cracks to slide free into open air. Cabin fever is now replaced by freedom. Where death claimed victory, life says, “Oh no you don’t!” Though throughout winter our daily lives may feel frosted and forlorn, spring’s warm breezes laugh, play with our hair, and tell us we were wrong. Spring makes liars of pessimists. It sprouts hope, vitality, and an encouragement to live more enthusiastically. We recognize a call to revel in the sensuality of our bodies and let loose the love in our hearts. Attentiveness is the prerequisite for appreciating springtime. We have to be there in it. Put everything else aside and permit it to envelop us. John O’Donohue writes,


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April 13, 2011

Go green (blue, red) with natural Easter egg dyes All during Lent, I’ve been tossing yellow and red onion skins into my old hand-carved wooden salad bowl from Lebanon. The reason? To make h o m e made dye for coloring Easter eggs naturally. Along with the o n i o n Rita skins I’ll Heikenfeld use red cabbage Rita’s kitchen and the s p i c e turmeric, and beet juice. I always let the little ones help. This year, Eva, our youngest grandchild, will join her cousins coloring the eggs. They watch in awe as they learn their first lessons in food chemistry: the red cabbage turns the eggs a gorgeous teal blue, the turmeric gives a sunshine yellow hue to the eggs and the onion skins are unpredictable but always beautiful in shades of amber to

brick red. I have my mom, Mary Nader, to thank for making us such “green advocates.” She colored our eggs with onion skins. When we were kids, we liked commercially colored eggs better, but as I grew older, I came to appreciate just what the onion skin eggs meant. More than just coloring, they were a way of telling a story and passing history on to the next generation.

Put boiled eggs in. Depending upon how long they sit in the dye, the eggs made with yellow onion skins will be pale yellow to dark amber. Red onion skins produce eggs that are brick/brown red. Red cabbage is the winner: it makes beautiful teal blue eggs but these take the longest time so you may want to put them in the fridge until they turn the shade you like. Turmeric makes the eggs more brilliantly yellow than the marigolds my dad, Charlie Nader, used to plant in front of the porch. Turmeric colored eggs require a different method. Stir 3 tablespoons or so of turmeric in 11⁄2 cups water in saucepan . Bring to boil. Remove, let cool but don’t strain. Add a tablespoon or so of vinegar. Place boiled eggs in dye, stirring to coat. When you remove the eggs, gently wipe off turmeric with soft cloth or run them very quickly under running water.

Naturally colored Easter eggs

In a saucepan, place as many papery outer skins of yellow and/or red onions that you have. Cover with an inch of water. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook until onion skins have colored the water, about 10 minutes. Use this same method for red cabbage (just chunk it up), beets, etc. Even used coffee grounds can be used. Strain and add a tablespoon or so of clear vinegar to set the dye.

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Go green and dye your Easter eggs naturally by using items such as onions skins, beet juice and tumeric.

Perfect hard-cooked eggs

Cover eggs with an inch or so of cold water. Bring slowly to a boil over medium heat. Then put the lid on, remove from fire and let sit 12 to 15 minutes.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Refrigerate hard-cooked eggs within two hours after they’ve been found on Easter morning.

Passover brisket

Adapted from Zel Schulman’s book “Let My People Eat!” I love this brisket. I like to make mine in a crockpot. 2-3 pounds brisket 1 bottle, 12 oz., chili sauce 1 ⁄3 cup dark brown sugar, packed or more to taste 1 can, 10 oz., beef broth 1 large onion, sliced 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 bay leaves Put everything in crockpot and cook on low eight to 11 hours or until tender. Or bake covered, in preheated 325degree oven for about one hour per pound. Remove bay leaves. Serves four to six.

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Online recipes

For the nest cookie recipe from the Virginia Bakery cookbook, go to Rita’s online column at www. For more Easter recipes, check her blog daily at Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.s

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Students learn life lessons with art By Heidi Fallon

They learned a bit about artistic technique and a lot about themselves. St. Xavier High School art students recently collaborated with the non-profit Visionaries and Voices and the results line the school walls. The project brought a group of artists with disabilities to the school. From there, the artists and students spent time together, talking about themselves and their art. Then, the St. X students were challenged to draw a portrait of one of the challenged artists. “The person I had was developmentally disabled,” said Justin Hobing, a White Oak freshman. “I was a little nervous at first,” Hobing said. “But, I started asking him about his life and what he likes to draw. “It was good to challenge him and it was good for me. He really liked his portrait and that was reassuring.” Hobing said he used what he had gleaned from a 30-minute conversation to try and convey in his por-

trait. The man is depicted wearing a red and white “Cat in the Hat” hat, with a Christmas tree and lightning bolt in the background. “I learned Dr. Seuss was his favorite author and that Christmas Day was his favorite day and that spring was his favorite season,” Hobing said. “He was really ecstatic when he saw it.” Brett Blaha, an Anderson Township sophomore said he, too, tried to incorporate his person’s personality into his portrait. “He loved super heroes and was wearing an Iron Man shirt, so that’s what I put in the portrait. “I learned that someone may seem different, but after a little bit, it was comfortable and he was easy to talk to,” Blaha said. Neil Jones, also a sophomore from Anderson Township, said he had a bit more of a challenge. “My person was nonverbal, but he was a really good guy,” Jones said. “We found out how to communicate in other ways.” St. X art teacher Ted Mechley said along with honing their art skills, the lessons students learned

“will resonate with them a lot longer than a lecture.” Linda Dietrich, Visionaries and Voices executive director, whose program offers disabled artists studio space and a forum for selling their work, said she’s thrilled with the program and the resulting exhibit. “Our artists are in constant search of inspiration. “I think the inspiration that flowed both ways – from the St. X students to our artists and from our

artists to the students – came together in a wonderful show.” The Portraits: Our Ways of Seeing Each Other exhibit is open to the public during school hours. Call 761-7600 for more information. St. Xavier High School is located at 600 North Bend Road in Springfield Township. For more on your community, visit


Justin Hobing, a White Oak St. Xavier High School freshman, makes sure the portrait he drew is perfectly straight on a school wall. The Visionaries and Voices exhibit will continue lining the school hallways for another week.

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help launch and implement the first year of this project. The grant allowed the Zoo to purchase an all-terrain forklift and seven large scale compost bins, which are being used to move the organic waste from the animal exhibits to the wastepickup area, within the zoo. “Nearly a dozen zoo keepers, from all three herbivore exhibit areas started this composting program and are responsible for getting the organic waste from the exhibits to the zoo’s service road, where the waste can be dumped into composting bins,” said Thane Maynard, executive director of the zoo. “This really is a team effort and cannot be successful without the buy-in from everyone within the organization. Fortunately for us, everyone here at the Cincinnati zoo is committed to being green.” “The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is proud to participate in the Zoo’s organic waste composting project. We applaud the Zoo’s creative solution to recycling this waste stream. By diverting this material from the landfill, the Zoo is helping us reach our recycling goals in Hamilton County,” said Holly Christmann, district program manager. Each week, Rumpke will pick up the organic waste at the zoo and deliver it to Marvin’s Organic Gardens. Marvin’s Organic Recycling Center currently receives food waste, paper yard waste, animal manure and woody materials which they compost into large mounds and let age “like fine wine.” These mounds are turned at least four times a year to speed up the decomposition process, reduce nutrient loss and promote the highest quality of compost. “We are thrilled to be partnering with an organization as treasured as the Cincinnati zoo,” said Wes Duren, vice president at Marvin’s Organic Gardens.



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The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati received a $5,000 grant from The Harrison Family Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. The grant will be used for the Children's Basic Reading Program (CBRP) and Cincinnati Reads (CR). CBRP provides free reading instruction for firstthrough first-grade children suffering from severe reading deficiencies or symptoms of dyslexia. Using a multi-sensory technique

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The Cincinnati Park Board is honored to receive the First Place Green Award of Excellence from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA). The OPRA 2010 Annual Awards of Excellence are based on nominations from across the state. The awards are judged in a two-tiered process, which includes a panel of parks and recreation professionals from around Ohio, as well as the association’s Board of Directors. The Cincinnati Park Board won the 1st place Green Award for its 2010 Solar Panel Installation project. The Park Board took the initiative to develop an

ambitious solar energy project and to compete for and win funding of $451,000 in federal grants and $300,000 in state grants and private funds for the installation of solar photovoltaic panels at 13 Park facilities (170 kW). At the time of completing the new installations, the Park Board became the owner of the largest number of solar-powered structures in Ohio. Andrew Ritch, Director of Renewable Energy Strategy and Compliance, Duke Energy Corporation explains why the Park Board’s solar energy initiative is a great example of Cincinnati’s leadership for the nation’s

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When Summerfair 2011, Cincinnati’s annual fine arts and crafts fair, opens its gates for its 44th year on Friday, June 3, thousands of patrons will enjoy three days of great art, music and food thanks to a large contingent of local volunteers. Since its beginnings in Eden Park in 1968, Summerfair has been an event planned and overseen by volunteers and this year, more than 400 volunteers will be needed to work during Summerfair 2011, on June 3, 4 and 5 at Coney Island. “Our dedicated volunteers are a vital component of Summerfair every year,” said Fair Chair Bob Hinman.

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Krohn Conservatory reduces public hours Due to cuts in the City of Cincinnati’s 2011 operating budget, the Park Board announces that the Krohn Conservatory will no longer be open to the public 7 days a week, effective February 7, 2011. In addition to closing on Mondays, the free seasonal floral shows have been eliminated from the budget. Beginning Feb. 7, 2011, the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park, an iconic landmark celebrating its 78th year of providing award-

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Bengel starts NASCAR Gannett News Service Phil Bengel teaches health and social studies, and coaches freshman basketball and track at Elder High School. A resident of Sayler Park, the 27-year-old also is a season ticket holder at Bristol Motor Speedway. A few weeks ago, Bengel entered for a chance to be the honorary starter of the track’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on March 20. One of four finalists chosen, he had 10 seconds to appeal to fans in the grandstands. Bengel played to the crowd, guaranteeing a Dale Earnhardt Jr. victory, and the fans chose him to wave the green flag to start the Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City. Along with a lasting memory, and suite tickets for the race, Bengel received a $100 Food City gift card, a shirt and hat and a plaque commemorating the occasion. He shared his story. “The (NASCAR) official took me through a crash

course on what we were going to do to wave the flag. He also gave me the opportunity to do the (hand) signal for two to go and one to go to the drivers. He gave me the flag, showed me how to wave it and then just said, when they’re coming out of (turn) four, he’ll hold them back and then he’ll tap me on the back when it’s time to pull the flag and start waving. From there it was just nerves. “My biggest concern was I was afraid I was going to drop the flag. Like literally drop it on the track because my hands were so sweaty. I was so nervous. But as soon as he patted me on the back, that all went away and I just went ahead and just kept waving. It worked out perfectly. “I’m basically telling my heroes when they get to start the race. When that pace car dropped in Turn 4 to go in, I realized what was coming. And as soon as I pulled that flag, just to hear those 43 horses coming at

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From left to right, Natalie Nuss, 18, Green Township, Gracie Waters, 18, Delhi, and Sophia Herrmann, 18 Green Township, prepare for the Girl Scout’s “Be a Smart Cookie” camp. The three are University of Cincinnati students and volunteered to lead the program.



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Participants of Girl Scout's Smart Cookie camp practice the Girl Scout hand sign. From left to right, Kayla Curry, 10, Bridgetown, Caitlyn Sarver, 10, Monfort Heights, Sam Keiser, 9, Bridgetown, Lydia Scott, 10, Bridgetown, Kristina Groppenbecker, 9, Cheviot, and Renee Conover, 10, Bridgetown. and explore,” Kristina Groppenbecker, 10, said. As the meeting nears an end, the girls talk among themselves. Rumors of cookie tasting are passed around the table. Without hesitation, the leaders pull out six cookie boxes, pass out plates, and give the girls samples of each kind of cookie. Girls quickly affirm or establish their favorite cookie, something they can recommend to future customers.

After the crumbs are contained and stomachs satisfied, the girls gather around in a circle to sing a Girl Scout song. With the last note, the meeting is over. The girls scurry to their seats, grab their order forms and head to the door. “See you next week,” the leaders say to the girls. Barb closes her book and walks with Caitlyn out the door. Though cookies now cost more than 50 cents, the tradition continues.


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Carolyn Berkemeier

Carolyn J. Berkemeier, 66, Delhi Township, died March 27. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Tina Backscheider, Tammy Clemons, Tracy, Bryan Berkemeier; sister Irene Lowe; 11 grandchildren. Berkemeier Services were March 31 at Gump-Holt Funeral Home.


Services were April 4 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Michael John Luebbe Research Fund, c/o Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229 or Hospice of Cincinnati, Western Hills Unit, 3131 Queen City Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Joseph Gosmeyer

Carol Otten Brown, 72, died April 5. She was a volunteer EMT with Miami Heights Fire Department. Survived by husband Edward Brown; children Thomas (Cassandra) Brown, Melissa (Michael) Brown Gregory, Melinda Brown Poindexter; grandchildren Corey, Kirsten Poindexter, Rachel Gregory. Preceded in death by brother Robert Otten. Services were April 9 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Seton High School Scholarship Fund, 3901 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Geraldine Carson

Charles Hess

Geraldine Glaspell Carson, 90, Delhi Township, died March 30. Survived by children Robert (late Marilyn) Carson, Pamela (late Paul) Spampinato, Vicki (Joe) Kartye; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Foster Carson, siblings Ruth Drummond, Barbara Flowers, Nadine Harrison, Junior Glaspell. Services were April 2 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

Donald Daubenmerkl

Donald P. Daubenmerkl, 69, Delhi Township, died March 31. He was a truck driver for the Ohio Highway Department. Survived by siblings George (Norma) Daubenmerkl, Mary Jane (Jim) Luebbe; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Frank, Jane Daubenmerkl.


4311 Cloverhill Terrace: Stewart, James M. to Hollenback, Abraham M.; $99,900. 3968 Delhi Pike: First Value Investments Inc. to Smith, Whitney O. and Susan Flowers; $50,350. 4339 Delhi Pike: Three J. Investment Group Equity Partners I. LLC to Dove, Patricia H.; $79,900. 4199 Glenhaven Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Streicher, Thomas H.; $78,000. 5966 Hickoryknoll Drive: Taylor, Mark E. and Mae Beth to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $80,000. Panther Court: Panther Creek LLC to Kildare West LLC; $29,000. Panther Court: Kildare West LLC to NVR Inc.; $33,000. 5369 Pembina Drive: Murphy, Robert A. Tr. to Barrett, Thomas L. and Judith L.; $62,000. 6162 Rapid Run Road: Walpole, Todd E. and Brittany to Fox, Drew A. and Laura K.; $135,000. 832 Suncreek Court: Pretty, David M. to Citimortgage Inc.; $82,000.

Charles Hess, 60, Delhi Township, died April 2. He was a truck driver with Hamilton County. Survived by siblings Barb (Joe) Kovaz, William (Marie) Hess, Betsy (Dewey) Anderson, Mary Lou (Tom) Seurkamp, Nancy (John) Brinkman; nieces and nephews Chris (Mandy), Angie, Andrew, Corie, Richard (Jamie), Frederick, Becky, Mandy, John III, Jeremy, Melissa; greatnieces and nephews TJ, Savannah, Aubrey, Ashlee, Addison, Ava, Dominic. Preceded in death by wife Anita Hess, parents Frederick, Marie Hess. Services were April 6 at St. Aloysius-on-the-Ohio. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association.

Rose Lannan

Dimple “Rose” Lannan, 75, Sayler Park, died March 31. Survived by husband Paul Lan-

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nan; sons Rick (Becky), Steve, Larry (Kelly) Lannan; sisters Wanda, Judy, Bonnie, Joyce; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Mark Lannan. Services were April 4 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association.

Imogene Laxton

Imogene Calhoun Laxton, 82, Price Hill, died April 5. She was an air conditioner assembler for General Dynamics. Survived by children David (Barbara), Robert (Debra), Michael Laxton, Phyllis (William) Smith, Edwina (Andrew) Bolce; sister Patricia Wilson; nephews Mark (Brenda), Timothy (Sharon) Wilson; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Evon Laxton, friend Frank Thatcher. Services were April 8 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Bud Mueller

Henry “Bud” Mueller Jr., 85, died April 6. He had worked as an insurance agent and owned a liquor store. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10380, American Legion Post 888 and St. Antoninus Parish. Survived by children Tim (Mary Ann) Mueller, Debra (Michael) Callahan; sister Ginny Staigl; grandchildren Chelsea (Brock), Katlyn, Amanda (Wayne), Benjamin; two greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Anne Colegate Mueller, son Michael Mueller, brother Gene Mueller. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 15, at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home.

Michael Neal

Michael R. Neal, 22, Price Hill, died April 3. He was a mechanic for Firestone. Survived by daughter Skyleigh Neal; mother Michelle Hartig; grandparents Buck, Beverly Neal; fiancée Montiel Cook; uncle Shawn Neal, other aunts and uncles. Services were April 10 at Dennis George Funeral Home.

Catherine Neurohr

Donald Roeck

Catherine Mendler Neurohr, 91, Delhi Township, died April 1. Survived by sons Joseph (Margaret), Helmut (Vicky) Neurohr; grandchildren Joseph, Mark Neurohr, Debbie Harmeling; six grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Nikolaus Neurohr, sister Anna Schwarz. Services were April 5 at Bayley Place. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Bayley Place, 990 Bayley Place Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45233 or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Donald H. “Duck” Roeck, 84, Delhi Township, died April 2. He was a truck driver with Victory Express. Survived by daughters Donna (Charles) Ealy, Jeanne (late Jack) Hauck, Lu (Larry) Sullivan; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Bettye Roeck, brother Arthur Roeck. Services were April 7 at Holy Family. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Cincinnati.

Maryrose Pitocco

Maryrose Pitocco, 52, West Price Hill, died April 1. She was a telephone operator with Alarm Monitoring of Cincinnati. Survived by brothers Joseph (Jane), Anthony (Kathy) Pitocco; sister-in-law Claire Pitocco; nieces and nephews Christina, Alisa (Adam), Nicholas, Anthony, Mark. Preceded in death by parents Michael, Mary Pitocco, brothers Michael, Mark Pitocco. Services were April 4 at St. William. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Mickey Pitocco Scholarship Fund, 1995 Alphonse Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Gene Roell, 84, West Price Hill, died April 4. He was a firefighter for the Cincinnati Fire Department. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Seton Council. Survived by wife Joyce Baker Roell; children Gary (Nancy) Roell, Tina (Mark) Mersmann, Debbie (Jim) Meyer; 11 grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by sister Vivian Stalf. Services were April 9 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 315 W. Court St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Roy Riegler

Mary Siemer

Roy E. Riegler, 88, Delhi Township, died March 29. He worked in sales for Baldwin Piano. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by children Jenny, Roy (Dixie), Joe Riegler, Greg (Bridget) Robinson-Riegler; grandchildren Sara, Mara, Jane, Nicole, Katie; sister Dorothy (late Howard) Hils; sister-in-law Winnie Riegler. Preceded in death by wife Audrey Riegler, brother Robert Riegler. Services were April 1 at St. Dominic Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Dominic Church Education Fund.

Gene Roell

Mary Staubach Siemer, 82, Delhi Township, died April 6. Survived by husband Walter Siemer; children Mary Beth (Terrance) Spitzmueller, Sharon (Robert) Wahlke, Daniel (Tammy), Matthew (Kimm), Eric (Erin) Siemer; grandchildren Kimberly (Dave) Mordstadt, Amy Fritsch, Kris, Kevin Wahlke, Skye (Tim) Ruark, Kirtis, Emily, Danielle Siemer; great-grandchildren Madeleine, Will, Benjamin Mordstadt, Alyssa Wahlke; siblings Francis Staubach. Preceded in death by five siblings, son-in-law Pete Fritsch. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Bayley Place, 990 Bayley Place Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45233 or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.


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John Toberg

John D. “Denny” Toberg, 69, Delhi Township, died April 1. He was a warehouseman for DCI. Survived by wife Sue Ann Toberg; children Christopher, Matthew (Michele), Lori Ann Torberg, Dawn (Tim) Burtschy, Tracy (Donald) Sweeney; brother Thomas Toberg; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents John, Jane Toberg. Services were April 6 at St. Joseph (Old) Cemetery. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Diane Wellendorf

Vincentia Diane Dee Wellendorf, 77, Delhi Township, died April 4. She was a legal secretary with General Electric. Survived by husband Gene Wellendorf; children David Wellendorf, Lori Guban; grandchildren Jillian, Andrew (Vanessa), Brad, Lauren, Katie. Services were April 9 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

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Joseph Douglas Gosmeyer, 84, formerly of Sayler Park, died April 4. He worked for Procter & Gamble. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Tanner Valley United Methodist Church. Survived by wife Maria Gosmeyer; children Eleanor (Robert) Lamb, Mike (Marie) Gosmeyer; grandchildren Margaret “Maggie,” Rachel, Edward "Eddie" Lamb, Katie, Matt, Dan, Nick, Jim Gosmeyer; greatgranddaughter Libby Cushman; siblings Betty Lou (Ray) Girten, Judy (Joe) Sinnard, Thomas (Sally) Gosmeyer. Preceded in death by brother Edward Gosmeyer. Services were April 7 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to: Tanner Valley United Methodist Church, 19235 State Route 1, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.

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Dayron Curtis, born 1990, domestic violence, 389 Elberon Ave., April 1. Warren Whitworth, born 1964, aggravated menacing, 717 State Ave., April 1. Brandon J. Sellmeyer, born 1989, misdemeanor drug possession, 4373 W. Eighth St., April 1. Tandra M. Barker, born 1974, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor drug possession, drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, 1403 Manss Ave., April 1. Adrian Scott, born 1970, domestic violence, 4507 Glenway Ave., April 1. Tiara McKinley, born 1989, theft under $300, possession of drug abuse instruments, 5000 Glenway Ave., April 1. Marcos Juarez, born 1982, domestic violence, 963 Enright Ave., April 2. Robert M. O’Brien, born 1956, robbery, 1434 State Ave., April 2. Ronald Todd, born 1949, domestic

violence, 1059 Schiff Ave., April 2. Andre Curry, born 1972, domestic violence, 4676 Linda Drive, April 2. Geoffrey Ventura, born 1984, criminal damaging or endangering, 6418 River Road, April 3. Thomas Wayne Henley, born 1970, robbery, 1230 Manss Ave., April 3. Jeremy Christopher Doll, born 1977, criminal trespassing, assault, 4441 Ridgeview Ave., April 3. Brandon Bennett, born 1987, criminal damaging or endangering, 1722 Gellenbeck St., April 3. Allen Phinney, born 1976, assault, 4769 Clevesdale Drive, April 3.

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Melissa Hail, born 1984, violation of a temporary protection order, 3 Glenview Place, April 4. Yahhew Lawson, born 1992, assault, 3761 Westmont Drive, April 4. James Edward Sweet, born 1967, possession of an open flask, March 19. Tonya Cipriani, born 1983, possession of drugs, March 19. Tequana Colvin, born 1978, criminal damaging or endangering, March 20. Jeffrey Redding, born 1963, possession of an open flask, March 21. Rashad Abernathy, born 1990, disorderly conduct, March 21. David C. Wilson, born 1984, unauthorized use of a motor vehiclejoyriding, March 22. Rick Strobel, born 1983, compounding a crime, March 22. Sherry Terry, born 1985, disorderly conduct, March 23. Douglas McCarter, born 1989, simple assault, March 23. Heather Fletcher, born 1987, disorderly conduct, March 23. Jennifer L. Jackson, born 1964, disorderly conduct, March 23. Misty Davis, born 1987, disorderly conduct, March 23. Matthew Callahan, born 1985, possession of drugs, March 24. Barry R. Burks, born 1982, possession of drugs, March 25. Jacqueline Prince, born 1955, city income tax, March 25. James Carney, born 1967, disorderly conduct, 3518 W. Eighth St., March 26. Kenyetta L. Johnson, born 1987, disorderly conduct, March 26. Kimberly L. Rust, born 1950, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3002 Warsaw Ave., March 28. Colette Keeton, born 1972, soliciting prostitution, loitering to solicit, March 28. Anthony Kendrick, born 1972, possession of drug paraphernalia, 818

Purcell Ave., March 28. Lori Hittinger, born 1986, child endangerment, 3738 Warsaw Ave., March 28. Amie N. Campbell, born 1980, possession of drug abuse instruments, 4375 W. Eighth St., March 28. Heather Boyer, born 1981, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug abuse instruments, 1663 Atson Lane, March 29. John Lawrence Clifton, born 1955, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., March 29. Stephanie Sherman, born 1965, criminal trespassing, 2110 St. Michael St., March 29. Edward L. Newton, born 1973, fleeing/eluding police, drug abuse, trafficking, 4899 Cleves Warsaw Pike, March 29. Joseph Hatfield, born 1989, intimidating a victim or witness, 1247 Sliker Ave., March 29. Lavar Watson, born 1977, obstructing official business, 1872 Sunset Ave., March 29. Justin T. Jordan, born 1977, aggravated menacing, 944 Chateau Ave., March 30. Samantha M. Goff, born 1983, criminal trespassing, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., March 30. Michael Gray, born 1987, criminal damaging or endangering, assault, 3810 St. Lawrence Ave., March 30. Samuel L. Bess, born 1962, possession of drug paraphernalia, 800 Beech Ave., March 30. Stephen McCall, born 1989, drug abuse, trafficking, 1638 Iliff Ave., March 30. Barbara L. Jacobs, born 1941, theft $300 to $5000, 854 Overlook Ave., March 30. Josette Couch, born 1971, criminal trespassing, 708 State Ave., March 31. John Ruffin, born 1960, misdemeanor drug possession, improper discharge of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, having a weapon under disability-drug conviction, 4373 W. Eighth St., March 31. Ladon Ridley, born 1980, domestic violence, 3725 Westmont Drive, March 31.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 926 Wells St., March 27.

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2601 W. Eighth St., March 25. 2150 Storrs St., March 25. 3636 W. Liberty St., March 26. 733 Rosemont Ave., March 26. 810 Grand Avenue, March 28. 1109 Winfield Ave., March 30. 1117 Winfield Ave., March 30.

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Reported on Woodlawn Avenue, March 26. Reported on West Liberty Street, March 26. Reported on Guerley Road, March 26. Reported on Rapid Run Road, March 26. Reported on Westmont Drive, March 30.

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670 Trenton Ave., March 28. 4165 W. Eighth St., March 29.


3609 Warsaw Ave., March 25. 6615 Gracely Drive, March 25. 1092 Grand Ave., March 26. 1124 Elberon Ave., March 26. 3400 Glenway Ave., March 26. 1828 First Ave., March 26. 620 Pedretti Ave., March 26. 554 Davenport Ave., March 27. 1037 Rosemont Ave., March 27. 4099 Palos St., March 27. 4375 W. Eighth St. 17, March 27. 3050 Mickey Ave. 31, March 28. 130 Monitor Ave., March 28. 4163 W. Eighth St., March 28. 2823 Price Ave., March 29. 1137 Carson Ave., March 30. 3609 Warsaw Ave., March 30. 1932 State Ave., March 30.

DELHI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

James Hash, 24, 4235 Skylark Drive, drug possession at 400 block of Greenwell Avenue, April 3. Juvenile, open container at 480 Pedretti Ave., April 1. Annie Lucas, 22, 195 Pedretti Ave., disorderly conduct at 5100 block of Delhi Road, March 31. Noel Walker, 25, 482 Pedretti Ave., drug possession, open container at 480 Pedretti Ave., April 1. Suzanne Schwab, 20, 8209 Maywood Drive, open container at 480 Pedretti Ave., April 1. Vincent Edwards, 19, 4260 Fergus Drive, drug possession at 4600 block of Foley Road, March 31. Christina Smith, 32, 824 Woodyhill Drive, drug possession at 600 block of Anderson Ferry Road, March 30. Darnell Kelley, 29, 2719 Erlene Drive, driving under suspension at Mount Alverno Road, April 3. Scott Boettcher, 30, 1325 Mimosa Lane, driving under suspension at

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: • Delhi Township: Chief Jim Howarth, 922-0060. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 2638300. 4600 block of Foley Road, April 2. Kevin McMillian, 22, 4235 Skylark Drive, driving under suspension at 400 block of Greenwell Avenue, April 3. Joshua Ramsey, 26, 766 Steiner Drive, driving under suspension at 400 block of Pedretti Avenue, April 1. Anna Depenbrock, 44, 4560 Patron Court, driving under suspension at 5200 block of Cleves Warsaw Road, April 1. Phillip Brown, 19, 4237 Paul Road, driving under suspension at Pedretti Avenue and Fehr Road, March 30. Jason Bevins, 24, 132 Twain Ave., driving under suspension at 500 block of Rosemont Avenue, March 30. Juvenile, operating vehicle under the influence, theft, failure to comply at Dellers Glen Drive, March 28. Matthew Hale, 30, 4860 Mount Alverno Road, drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension at 500 block of Rosemont Avenue, March 28. David Sexton, 18, 515 Allenford Court, theft at Neeb Road, March 28.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering

Man reported tools stolen from garage at 4487 Foley Road, March 29.


Woman reported GPS stolen from vehicle at 5448 Delhi Road, March 28. Woman reported grill stolen from porch at 5691 Victoryview Lane, March 30. 3117 Westbrook Drive man reported vehicle stolen at 460 block of Pedretti Avenue, March 28. Man reported vehicle stolen at 5056 Grosspointe Lane, March 29. Man reported radar detector, CDs stolen from vehicle at 4363 Champdale Lane, March 28. Man reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 497 Willard Drive, March 28. Sisters of Charity reported tools stolen from maintenance garage at 5900 Delhi Road, March 29.

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Appointments will be made in 10-minute intervals and patients should expect to spend 20 to 30 minutes on the van. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit and click on Women’s Health Van, or call 513-569-6565 or 1-866-236-7588 (toll free). CE-0000455821


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