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Panthers advance

Elder is moving on in the Division I baseball tournament. After a 12-2 win over Sidney on Saturday, the Panthers are scheduled to play Upper Arlington at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Dublin Coffman High School. – FULL STORY, A7

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Mural, ceremony honor vets

By Kurt Backscheider

John Wolber said the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Dater High School all started with a painting. The Green Township resident and World War II veteran said a mural of U.S. soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima painted in the lobby at what is now Dater Montessori School in Westwood caught his attention when the principal had it created in 1998. “I was on Iwo Jima,” said Wolber, a Marine veteran. “When we saw the painting we thought it was just outstanding, so a group of us veterans decided we ought to have a dedication of the painting.” More than a decade later, what started as a ceremony to dedicate a painting has evolved into a touching tribute to the men and women who have given their lives for this country. Wolber said the painting has since been duplicated in a hallway at Dater High School, directly across from a Hall of Honor recognizing all the men and women from Hamilton County who have been killed while fighting in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dater High School’s 13th annual Memorial Day Ceremony took place Wednesday, May 19. Hundreds of military veterans from the West Side turned out to honor their fallen brothers and sisters. Garland Bradley, a Green Township resident and Army veteran who was wounded while serving in the Pacific during World


College Hill resident Bob Brewster, right, a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant, and Tony Kohl, left, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and commander of the Cheviot Purple Heart Chapter 3620, salute the flag during the national anthem at the 13th annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Dater High School. War II, said he’s attended the ceremony for several years, and he enjoys coming out to catch up with friends he hasn’t seen in a while. “But every time you come there are four or five you can’t find,” said Bradley, a member of the Cheviot Purple Heart Chapter 3620. “Not that you don’t think of them at other times, but Memorial Day really makes you think of the

ones who didn’t make it back.” Dater High School Principal Stephen Sippel expressed heartfelt gratitude to all the veterans in attendance on behalf of the Dater family, and said the school is privileged to honor those who have given everything for this country. “We are free to teach, learn and prosper because of what you have done for us and all Americans,” he said. “The annual Memorial Day cel-

ebration is a special time when our campus opens up to our community and we share our common bond as Americans.” Wolber said he enjoys organizing the event because it allows him to once again share the camaraderie with fellow veterans and meet the younger veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. “It all started with that painting,” he said.

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Runners and walkers are once again invited to hit the streets to raise money for Santa Maria Community Services and Price Hill Will. The fifth annual Price Hill Pacer 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 5, in the parking lot of Elder High School’s Schaeper Center on Glenway Avenue. Leslie Schultz, marketing and resource development specialist at Santa Maria, said the 3.1-mile course will make its way through the neighborhoods surrounding Elder and Seton. “We also have a kids’ fun run in the Pit at Elder,” she said. All the proceeds benefit the community programs at Santa Maria and Price Hill Will. The event has raised more than $15,000 for the organizations in

The cost to pre-register for the fourth annual Price Hill Pacer 5K Run/Walk is $20 for adults and $15 for students 17 years old and younger. The pre-registration deadline is Friday, May 28. After the deadline, registration is $25 for adults and $20 for students. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit, or contact Leslie Schultz at leslie.schultz@santamariathe past four years. “We had more than 160 participants last year, and we hope to get even more this year,” Schultz said. Runners and walkers who take part in the race, which is dubbed “Conquering the Hill,” receive a gift bag and a T-shirt. Prizes are also awarded to the winners in all age divisions, and or 557-2730 extension 408. Race registration forms are available online at and This year’s sponsors are Macy’s, Sisters of Charity Ministry Foundation, Chiquita, Cincinnati Sports Medicine, Controlled Credit Corp., Hart Pharmacy, PepsiAmerica, Wing Eyecare, Rally’s Hamburgers, Meyer and Geiser Funeral Home, Western Hills Window Co., Skally’s Old World Bakery and Zeiser Construction Co. door prizes are handed out to runners, guests and audience members. New this year are $100 cash prizes for the top male and female finishers, as well as a challenge to all women and girls by Harmony Garden. The top three teams with the most number of girls or women will win a cash prize for their des-

ignated community organization, Schultz said. Refreshments, including hot dogs, bagels, bananas and snow cones, are served before and after the race, she said. “We have a lot going on and we’re very excited,” she said. “We’re encouraging families in the neighborhood to line the streets to cheer on the runners. We’ve had great support from the community in previous years, and we’re hoping they’ll do the same this year,” said Schultz. Elder alumnus Chris Reis, who has won multiple races throughout Cincinnati, serves as the honorary chairman of this year’s event. Those who want to run or walk in the event can get more information, a map of the course and download a registration form at the websites or

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May 26, 2010

Vets honor those who didn’t return By Heidi Fallon

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the Veterans Memorial Park, 934 Neeb Road. The program will include honoring former Delhi Township resident Anthony Campbell Jr., who was killed in action serving in Afghanistan. Campbell, who was a Cincinnati police officer, will have memorial brick in his name in the KIA memorial. His name will be among the 18 killed in action veterans recognized for their sacrifices. “Memorial Day is really for the veterans that never made it home,” said Jeff Lefler, association secretary, “while Veterans Day is for the veterans that made it home. “The ceremony is really for all of the 18 KIA plus all KIAs, but we are adding the

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May 26, 2010

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SUA student wins national art award KURT BACKSCHEIDER/STAFF

Elder High School senior John Nguyen worls on a computer in Elder’s Schaeper Center. The school’s Tech-reach program will host several computer classes in the technology center this summer.

Elder hosts summer computer classes By Kurt Backscheider

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Elder High School will once again open its doors this summer to give children the opportunity to present their talents through creativity and computer education. The school’s Tech-reach program, a technology outreach program housed in the state-of-the-art Schaeper Center, is participating for the fourth straight year in the Council on Alcoholism’s Kuumba Summer Enrichment Program. “They have a wonderful camp for kids in the summer,” said Sister Nancy Kinross, director of Tech-reach. “We have them for two hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the kids enjoy it. Some of the kids like it so much they come back again the following summer.” In the Swahili language, “Kuumba” means creativity. Students in the program take part in arts, crafts, writing,

In addition to hosting the computer courses for the Kuumba Summer Enrichment Program, Elder High School’s Tech-reach program will also be open in the evenings this summer to provide computer classes for adults. For more information, visit or call Tech-reach at 921-3744, ext. 3636.

computer education and athletic activities, as well as alcohol, drugs and violence prevention sessions. Kinross said 20 students are enrolled in this summer’s session. They will have classes in the Schaeper Center from June 15 through July 27. She said they will complete courses in Internet basics, Internet safety, computer art and Web page design. Students will also make a movie at the end of the course and create a sign for their bedroom door.

Saint Ursula Academy, she has believed in my talents, guided me and continues to inspire me.” According to the competition, students needed originality, technical skill and a personal vision or voice to do well. Judges did not know the identities of students when judging. Goldrainer will attend Rhode Island School of Design in the fall. “Maggie has blossomed into a tenacious young designer over her four years at Saint Ursula Academy,” said Probst. “She has the intelligence, determination, imagination and endurance that typify the profession. She is very deserving of this prestigious award. Her wonderful parents and I couldn’t be more proud of her. She will go far. Watch for her on a future ‘Project Runway’ show.” For 87 years, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have been the preeminent showcase of student creativity. Famous artists and writers such as Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Zac Posen, Sylvia Plath and Andy Warhol were recognized as teenagers by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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St. Ursula Academy senior Margaret Goldrainer has won a National Silver Medal in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2010. She stands here with her winning piece, “1000 Doilies Paperama Dress”.




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kitchen facility will be named for Carl and Edyth Lindner, major funders of the project. The Radcliff building is more centrally located compared to WCS’s previous headquarters in Westwood providing greater access to the interstate and Cincinnati’s east side. “It will provide us with greater road access for our medical and specialized transportation services which provided nearly 32,000 transports to seniors and individuals with disabilities in 2009” Smookler said. WCS’s former headquarters only had parking facili-

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May 26, 2010


Township plans roster of summer fun

By Heidi Fallon

A summer of fun and a bit of education are on tap for Delhi Township youngsters. The parks and recreation department starts its summer program with Safety Service Days June 9 and 10. The township fire

and police departments will teach basic safety skills. Wednesday, June 9, will be for bike safety at the Delhi Township Park basketball court. Thursday, June 10, will be fire safety lessons at the fire headquarters, 697 Neeb Road. Both are from 9-10:30 a.m. and for ages 5 and older. The remaining roster of pro-

grams includes soccer camp June 7-10; tennis camp June 14-17, and a basketball camp June 1417. There will be skateboarding lessons June 21-24 and a variety of dance lessons June 21-24. The popular Adventure Days will be at both Floral Paradise Gardens and Story Woods parks June 28-July 1.

Those days are for all ages and include exploring, learning about Native American history and a scavenger hunt. The Cincinnati Police Mounted Patrol, Underwater Search and Recovery team, plus the SWAT team will be part of the June 28 program. In July, programs include arts and crafts, flag football, martial

arts, a track and field sampler, and a team-building week. New this year will be an endof-summer-camp fun day July 30. Registration for all programs is June 1 and the cost is $10 per child. Call 451-3300 for information or go to the township website at

Delhi’s roster of summer camps Delhi Parks and Recreation 2010 Summer Programs Each Program is $10 per child. Registration will be taken by mail no later than June 1. mail registration form to: Delhi Township Parks, 697 Neeb Road Cincinnati, OH, 45233 For rain-out information call 684-4263.

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Free. The Delhi Fire and Police Dept. will teach basic safety skills for a happy and safe summer. June 9 – Bicycle Safety – Meet at the obstacle course on basketball court. Bring bike or scooter and helmet. June 10 – Fire Safety - Meet at Delhi Fire Headquarters, 697 Neeb Road. 9-10:30 a.m. 5 years of age and up


Meet on field No. 1. Learn to pass, dribble and shoot as well as play scrimmage games. Bring your water bottle and soccer ball. 9-9:45 a.m. – 4 and 5 years of age 10-11 a.m. – 6 and 7 years of age 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – 8 years of age and up Date: June 7- June 10


Meet on the tennis courts. Bring your tennis racket and water bottle and wear gym shoes. Learn to perfect your forehand

and backhand shots, work on your serve and your return. 9-9:45 a.m. – 4 and 5 years of age 10-11 a.m. – 6 -7 and 8 years of age 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – 9 years of age and up Date: June 14-June 17


Meet on the basketball courts. Wear your gym shoes, bring your basketball and water bottle. Improve your skills and learn some new ones. 9-9:45 a.m. – 4 and 5 years of age 10-11 a.m. – 6 and 7 years of age and up 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – 8 and up Date: June 14 through June 17

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Meet on the skate plaza. Bring your skate boards, helmets and pads for lessons from Anonymous Skate Shop. Learn to ride an ollie, kick flip, skate the hubbas and more! (Bring water bottle) 9:30-10:30 a.m. – 6 -7 and 8 years of age 10:45-11:45 a.m. – 9 and 10 years of age Date: June 21- June 24

Miracle Dance Studio – Dance Class:

Meet at the lodge. Instructors from the Miracle Dance Theatre will teach a variety of dance forms including acro-dance, musical theater, jazz, hip hop,

pom and ballet. Activities will include learning basic movements and short routines to be performed. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite dance clothes. (Bring water bottle) 9:15-10 a.m. – 3 and 4 years of age 10:15-11 a.m. – 5-6 years of age 11:15 a.m.-noon – 7 -12 years of age Date: June 21-June 24

Adventure Days:

Join us for an adventurous week in Floral Paradise Gardens and Story Woods digging in the dirt, exploring Native American life, searching for arrows and gemstones, scavenger hunt and more. (Bring water bottle) All ages – Date: June 28 – July 1, 9-11:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at Floral Paradise Gardens on Greenwell Road.; Wednesday and Thursday at Story Woods Park on Pontius Road. (Wear gym shoes. No open toe shoes for Story Woods) Monday, June 28 – Cincinnati Police Department's-Mounted Patrol, Underwater Search and Recovery Team, Canine Unit and the Cincinnati SWAT Team Tuesday, June 29 – Have fun digging in the dirt, potting up your own plant and create your own terrarium. Bring an empty two liter bottle). Wednesday, June 30 – Learn

Basic Woods Safety, hike to the creek bed to explore fossil finds and we will also have some fun with a Naturalist from the Hamilton County Park District. Thursday, July 1 – Explore Native American history with Matt Maley, an Early American Woodsman. We will also hike deep into woods and have fun with variety of other natural activities and crafts.

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The kindest cut

Seton High School freshman Liz Griswold can’t do anything but close her eyes and smile as her mother, Julie, cuts off 8 inches of her ponytail. More than 355 Seton students and staff members cut their hair on Friday, May 21, for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which uses the hair to make free wigs for women fighting cancer and other illnesses.




St. Aloysius on the Ohio Principal Ed Jung tries to share a bit of the cream filling he was wearing after a pie was tossed in his face as part of the school’s annual walk-a-thon.

St. Al’s has field day of fun, fundraising By Heidi Fallon

St. Aloysius on the Ohio students hopped, skipped and jumped their way through a recent Olympic Day. The annual day of fun is a reward for their fundraising efforts which totaled $4,758 in recent walk-athon pledges. Activities included a hula hoop contest, tricycle races and the most popular event for students - throwing a pie in the face of Principal Ed Jung.


First-grader Blake Erskine shows what made him the hula hoop champ during an afternoon of fun and games at St. Aloysius on the Ohio School in Sayler Park.

Oak Hills adopts new reading program By Kurt Backscheider


Seton High School freshman Ali Moehring, left, measures to make sure freshman Anna Stagge has at least 8 inches of hair to donate. More than 355 Seton students and staff members cut their hair on Friday, May 21, for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which uses the hair to make free wigs for women fighting cancer and other illnesses.


Matt Capek has graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor of arts in sociology.


Elder High School senior Richard

Smithmeyer has received an Archbishop Karl J. Alter Scholarship Grant Award from the Office of African American Catholic Ministries, on behalf of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The son of Joseph Smithmeyer, he will attend the University of Loyola-

Chicago to pursue a degree in biology and pre-med. The scholarship – a four-year grant worth $1,000 per year – was created to promote African American Catholic leadership among high school seniors who pursue higher education.


Memorial scholarships

Franciscan Medial Group & Associates have presented the 12th annual Henry Clay Beekley M.D. Memorial Scholarships to five local student pursuing a career in the health care field. The $5,000 scholarships are presented to students on the basis of an application, grade-point average, SAT or ACT scores, community service and school activities. Pictured from left are Grace Waters, Seton High School; Amanda Huschart and Elaine Simpson, Mother of Mercy High School; and Daniel Frondorf and Adam Coey, Oak Hills High School.

The Oak Hills Local School District will use a new reading program for students in kindergarten through fifth-grade beginning next school year. Gina Gentry-Fletcher, spokeswoman for the district, said after a thorough review the district decided to use the research-based Scott Foresman Reading Street program from the education and technology company Pearson beginning in the 2010-2011 school year. She said the program is designed to support students at all levels and includes digital learning components and an expansive literature library. Teachers started training on the program in May, and she said teachers will receive additional technology training in September. Jeff Langdon, Oak Hills’ director of curriculum and instruction for kindergarten through eighth grade, said reading skills are the foundation for all other learning. “This innovative and comprehensive reading instruction offers the grounding that will ensure our children develop solid reading, writing and comprehension skills,” he said. “We have selected a reading program that we believe will provide our students the solid foundation they will need for each to achieve his or her full potential.” Gentry-Fletcher said the district’s new program uses a combination of the Reading Street program and the My Sidewalks program, a companion intervention program for struggling readers. She said Pearson developed the material in collaboration with classroom teachers and the nation’s leading authorities on read-


Oakdale Elementary School third-graders Anthony Brozonis, left, and Nathan Cirrincione spend some time reading in the school’s library. The Oak Hills Local School District is implementing a new reading program in its elementary schools next year. ing instruction. The program is supported by independent studies showing students in all socio-economic groups significantly improved their reading achievement, and in many cases jumped two grade levels in a year. “District officials conducted a comprehensive review of several reading programs before deciding the components of the Pearson program best meet the needs of all of the district’s elementary students,” Gentry-Fletcher said. “Elementary teachers who reviewed various options cited the Pearson program as meeting the district’s requirements for research-based quality pedagogy, differentiated instruction, great literature and state-of-the art digital content.” Kellie O’Brien, a kindergarten teacher at J.F. Dulles Elementary School who served on the review committee, said Reading Street is a rigorous program offering a core of common learning that flows from one grade level to another. She said it takes the guesswork out of differentiating instruction by offering suggestions at each level of

ability, and its frequent progress monitoring allows teachers to recognize each child's strengths and weaknesses sooner. “I can't wait to put this program into effect next school year,” O’Brien said. “Students will be exposed to an abundance of motivating and engaging literature, and they will have the opportunity to incorporate all the 21st century skills that are so necessary for them to be successful in today's world.” Martin Hanrahan, Pearson’s Ohio representative, said Oak Hills joins more than 100 other Ohio school districts who have chosen the Reading Street curriculum. He added that during this past school year, more than five million students in 10,000 schools and districts nationwide used Reading Street. “We are committed to working with our wonderful teachers here to ensure success for all of Oak Hills’ students,” Hanrahan said. “We are dedicating a team of professionals to work with principals and teachers to ensure a seamless and successful implementation of the new reading program.”


This week in track

Locals across all three divisions for Ohio high school track concluded districts Saturday, May 22, with the top four individuals in each event advancing to regionals. Elder boys’ team finished second and Oak Hills’ team placed fourth; both teams will advance to regionals. Seton girls placed third and will advance to regionals. Event winners were: 100 Tyrall Butler, Elder, 11.23; 200 Tyrall Butler, Elder, 22.52; 4x10 relay, Elder, 43.26; 4x800 relay, Elder, 8:02.53; 3200 - Izak Valesquez, Oak Hills, 9:27.53. For a complete list of regional qualifiers, visit w w w. b a u m s p a g e . c o m , or The Division I Regional Championships are Wednesday, May 26, and Friday, May 28, at Dayton Welcome Stadium. The Division II Regional Championships are Thursday, May 27, and Saturday, May 29, at Dayton Welcome Stadium.

This week in lacrosse

• Mercy beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 19-6, May 17, in first round of Division II Sectionals. Mercy’s Chrissy O’Hara scored six goals; Heather Smith scored three goals; Cara O’Conner scored two goals; and Megan Humphrey, Erin McNamara, Melissa Burns, Rachel Glanker, Allie Schneider, Emily Farmer, Caroline Sullivan and Brittney Janszen scored one goal each. Mercy advances to 97 with the win. • Seton girls beat Fenwick 22-11 in the first round of the tournament, May 20. Seton’s Becca Meyer and Elyse Brown scored four goals each; Melissa Schenkel, Taylor Fricke and Noelle Rodgers scored three goals each; Sarah Hartmann scored two goals; and Jenna Martini, Julie Buttelworth and Natalie Palmer scored one goal each. Seton’s Mary Zupan made 11 saves.

This week volleyball

• La Salle boys beat Oak Hills 25-21, 25-15, 27-25 in the Division I District final, May 19. • Elder defeated La Salle 25-20, 25-23, 25-20 in the Division I regional final two May 22. • Moeller defeated St. Xavier 25-20, 25-13, 25-18 in the Division I regional final one May 22.


Thomas More College senior softball centerfielder Stephanie Stadtmiller, an Oak Hills High School graduate, was recently named to the First Team All-PAC. Stadtmiller batted .343 as she was 49-for-143 with 10 RBI and 28 runs scored and was 31-for-32 in stolen base attempts.

Thomas More wins title

Thomas More completed its comeback run and captured its first-ever PAC baseball title by edging the Presidents 2-1, May 15, against Washington and Jefferson. With the victory, the Saints earned the PAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs, while the top-seeded Presidents must now hope for a Pool C “at large” bid to NCAAs on Monday. Junior outfielder Max Robbins, and senior outfielder Marty Kersting, both Elder High School graduates, each drove in runs in the win.

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Elder captures 1st district title since 2007 By Tony Meale

For the first time since 2007, the Elder High School baseball team has won the district championship. Playing in the west-side confines of Western Hills High School May 22, the Panthers defeated Sidney 12-2 in five innings in the Division I district finals. Senior pitcher Matt Pate (7-1) earned the win and had six strikeouts. Elder (25-4), which has won 23 of its last 25 games, advances to the regional semifinals to face the winner of the Upper Arlington/Reynoldsburg game at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 27, Dublin Coffman High School. If victorious, Elder plays in the regional finals at Dublin Coffman May 28. Elder advanced to districts after dispatching No. 2 Lakota East in the sectional finals at Kings May 20. Senior Brian Korte allowed just two runs in 6.2


Elder High School senior Brian Korte unwinds against Lakota East during the Division I sectional finals at Mason May 20. Korte allowed just two runs in 6.2 innings. Elder won 4-2. innings. “Just a bulldog mentality,” Elder head coach Mark Thompson said of Korte. “He went right after guys. I don’t know how many strikeouts he had, but he was just totally dominating the first four or five innings. The only player who could get him was (Lakota East

senior Andrew Wills) and Wills – in my mind – is one of the best players in the state.” Korte had nine strikeouts and moved to 7-0 with the win. Thompson lifted Korte from the game with runners on first and second and two outs in the bottom of the seventh. “I didn’t want to put him in jeopardy,” Thompson said. “Whenever I see Brian drop his arm a little bit, he’s susceptible to injury. I know he wanted to stay out there, but his pitch count was too high.” Pate entered the game and got the last out, a dribbler to the mound that he fielded and threw to first. Thompson breathed a sigh of relief. “We have confidence in Matt, but there’s always doubts,” he said. “(Lakota East was) the 2-seed for a reason. They’re a wellcoached team.” Senior Jeremy White led


Elder senior Matt Pate was brought in to record the final out against Lakota East. the way offensively, going 4-4; sophomore lead-off hitter Daniel Schwarz had two hits, and junior Nick Conner delivered a timely base knock of his own. “We swung the bats well,” Thompson said. Thompson also credited longtime assistant coaches Phil Brown and Tony Hesketh. “Phil prepares our hitters tremendously,” Thompson said. “And with Tony, you can see what kind of staff

he’s developed.” While it’s rare to see a match-up between the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds so soon in the playoffs, Thompson wanted to avoid Moeller in the early rounds, play the district final at Western Hills and take the Columbus route through regionals. “Cincinnati teams are generally a little tougher to get through,” he said. Although the Panthers planned to avoid Moeller early, they are confident the third time can be a charm against their conference rival. Moeller smoked Elder 91 in the third game of the season but needed a seventh-inning rally to beat the Panthers May 3. Elder led that game 3-0 after two innings and 3-2 after six, but Moeller scored twice in the seventh for the win. “We took Brian out due to pitch count, and that didn’t work so well,” Thompson said. “They got three straight hits, three bullets, and won. But yeah, we definitely want to see them again.”



The Elder baseball team celebrates its 4-2 win over Lakota East in the Division I sectional finals at Mason May 20.

Members of the Elder baseball team shake hands with Lakota East players following the sectional finals May 20. From left to right are: junior Jacob Lindsey, senior Tim O’Conner, senior Selby Chidemo and head coach Mark Thompson.

Lancers claim sectional, district titles

La Salle baseball moves on to regionals By Anthony Amorini

La Salle’s recent hot streak continued through the Division I District Championship finals as the Lancers added a district title to go with its sectional crown. Standing at 8-1 since the start of May, La Salle defeated Oak Hills, 5-3, during the Division I District Championship finals Saturday, May 22. The Lancers captured its sectional title Thursday, May 20, with a win over Loveland, 6-1. As one of 16 teams remaining in Ohio’s Division I tournament, La Salle travels to the University of Cincinnati at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 27, for the Division I Regional Championship semi-finals. “Last year we had a down year and that did not sit well with the guys,” head coach Joe Voegele said while referencing La Salle’s


La Salle team holds up their District Champion 2010 Division I Baseball trophy after beating Oak Hills in a Division I baseball district finals Western Hills May 22. La Salle won 5 to 3. 7-12 season in 2009. “(The seniors) have been great, and I think it’s the reason we played so well. “Their leadership is key for us,” Voegele added of his seniors. Though the Lancers remain alive with sectional and district titles in tow, No. 18 Kings gave the Lancers quite a scare during La Salle’s tournament opener Thursday, May 13. Trailing by a score of 3-1 in the seventh inning, La Salle was three outs away from the end of its season when the Lancers rallied, Voegele said. A triple from senior

Michael Leytze drove in a run to close the gap to 3-2 for La Salle. Senior T.J. Delaet then pinch hit and drove in Leytze to tie the game at 3-3. In the 11th inning, La Salle plated its fourth run to dispatch Kings, 4-3. Delaet was 2-for-3 on the day and scored La Salle’s game-winning run. “I can’t tell you how many times they have comeback and fought their way back into games,” Voegele said. “They never say die and it was like that the whole year.” A possible rematch with Moeller looms on the

Lancers’ tournament schedule with the Greater Catholic League rivals slated to face off Friday, May 28, if both teams win during the regional semi-finals. Moeller bested La Salle twice during the regular season during tight games including a 7-5 loss and a 3-2 loss for the Lancers. “Losing to Moeller twice in those close ones was disappointing because we had opportunities to win both of those games,” Voegele said. “All four teams were solid in the GCL and all the games were tough.” Voegele cited a late-season loss Wednesday, May 28, to Elder, 12-9, as proof of his team’s resiliency. Trailing by a 12-0 early, La Salle plated nine unanswered runs to bring the final score to 12-9. La Salle defeated Elder early in the season, 7-4, which brought the total of its two-game series with La Salle to a combined score of 16-16. The Lancers carried a team batting average of .476 this spring. “We hit pretty well throughout the lineup,” Voegele said of the Lancers’

potent offense. “With our schedule, we play some tough games and we just couldn’t get over the hump in some of those.” Offensively, Leytze and seniors Tyler Seibel and Reid Rizzo were key leaders for La Salle in 2010, Voegele said. Seibel set a La Salle record with 41 RBI while batting .407 including 31 hits and five home runs. Leytze led La Salle with 37 hits and 11 doubles while batting .520 with 40 runs and 21 RBI. Rizzo batted .553 with 32 hits, 30 RBI and 35 runs. Junior Zach Dillman was also a key contributor offensively with 35 hits, 19 RBI and a .586 batting average. From the mound, four Lancers won three games or more in 2010 including Jake Meister (4-1 with 1.07 ERA), Joel Feldkamp (5-1 with 1.34 ERA), Joe Andrews (3-0 with 1.27 ERA) and Drew Campbell (3-1 with 1.43 ERA). Aaron Sparks finished at 2-2 with a 1.55 ERA. La Salle posted a 1.44 team ERA during its 22-6 season so far.

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Highlanders fall to Lancers at districts

OH captures sectional title before loss

By Anthony Amorini

The district finals marked the end of the road for the Oak Hills’ baseball team in 2010 following a campaign which saw the Highlanders win a Division I sectional title days before its seasonending loss. Oak Hills bested St. Xavier, 7-2, during the Division I Sectional Championship finals Thursday, May 20, before falling to La

Salle, 5-3, during the district championships Saturday, May 22. Finishing at 18-12 overall, head coach Chuck Laumann was particularly pleased with his team’s second-place finish in the Greater Miami Conference at 11-7 in the 10-team league, he said. “Our quality starting pitching is the reason behind our success and it kept us in the conference hunt until the end,” Laumann said. “They kept us in a lot of games and we were a couple of hits away from winning a (GMC) championship.” Lakota East (20-7, 15-


Oak Hills Jay Schunk (10) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a hit by Braden Alcorn in the second inning in a Division I baseball district finals against La Salle at Western Hills High School May 22. La Salle won 5-3.

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around (Schunk) when he was hitting third so we moved Handley (to the No. 3 spot with Schunk hitting fourth) and it worked out well,” Laumann said. Handley started the season leading off for Oak Hills. The Highlanders’ productive pitching staff was led by seniors Joel Bender, Andrew Bietenduvel and Darrin Vestring and sophomore Austin Kron, Laumann said. Oak Hills posted a team ERA of 3.58 with the talented quartet leading the way. “I think (the 3.58 team ERA) is quite outstanding with the brutal schedule we play,” Laumann said. “There are no breaks at all in our schedule, but I like it when every game is a war.” Bender finished at 5-2 overall with Bietenduvel at 5-1 and Kron at 3-3. Vestring was 1-4 with one save. “Darrin was the unlucky guy this year. Three of his losses were one-run games and he pitched better than the record indicates,” Laumann said. Bender led the quartet with 63 strikeouts, a 2.05 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched). Bietenduvel finished with a 2.63 ERA. After starting the season at 9-8, Laumann was understandably pleased with the Highlanders’ 9-4 record during the second half of the season. “We were right there all season, so I wouldn’t call it a rally,” Laumann said of his team’s drastically improved record in the second half. “We were able to get timely hits late in the season whereas we were a little more inconsistent at the beginning.”


Mother of Mercy High School sophomore Anna Eggleston has helped the Bobcats to a second straight league title with her stellar play on the mound and at shortstop.

Mother of Mercy falls in sectionals By Tony Meale

Mother of Mercy High School softball coach Karen Kron didn’t quite know what to say. “It was hard,” she said. “There’s not much you can say at that moment because everyone is emotional.” That moment was a 2-1, 10-inning loss to Kings in the Division II sectional finals at Lakota East May 18. The Bobcats trailed 1-0 and tied the game before losing in 10 innings. “I thought my kids played excellent, and I thought Kings played excellent,” Kron said. “They got the hits when they needed it, and we didn’t. Those were two evenly matched teams.” Mercy finishes 19-6. The Bobcats ended the regular season 18-5 (8-2) and won the Girls' Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet division for the second consecutive year. After starting 5-0, they dropped three straight in a two-day span in April before going 14-3 in their final 17 games. Statistically they were led by junior Erika Leonard and sophomores Anna Eggleston and Amy Feie. Leonard led the entire GGCL in average (.543) and home runs (four) and finished fifth in RBIs (23). Eggleston went 12-4 with a 1.07 ERA and had 131 strikeouts in 111.2 innings; she also hit .314



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with 17 RBIs. Feie, meanwhile, went 7-1 with a 1.49 ERA and had 59 strikeouts in 42.1 innings; she also led the GGCL in RBI (36) and was fifth in the GGCL-Scarlet in hitting (.430). “It’s nice to have a group with so much experience returning,” Kron said. “They’re all good hitters.” Mercy, however, will graduate a half dozen seniors: Katie Bachus, Hannah Rechel, Maddie Whelan, Erin O’Brien, Elizabeth Mahon and Gina Carmosino, who will play for the College of Mount St. Joseph. “I’m very sad to see these six seniors go,” Kron said. Kron credited the defensive play of Bachus, a first baseman. “She made some of the best defensive plays I’ve ever seen at the high-school level against Kings,” Kron said. “Sometimes defense isn’t appreciated and offense is what people pay attention to, but she played great defense.” Bachus hit .430. Other contributors included junior Mandolin Schreck; sophomores Morgan Fuller, Halle Specht, Nikki Metzner and Abby Rechel; and freshman Nicole Stephan. Mercy opened the postseason with a 9-0 win over McNicholas in the sectional semi-finals before losing to Kings. “I felt it was a case of two good teams meeting early in the tournament,” Kron said of the loss to Kings. “I think they’ll will win their next couple games, and that’s not a slight against their opponents; Kings is just really good.”

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May 26, 2010

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SUA softball at end of era By Anthony Amorini


Tourney champs

The fifth- and sixth-grade B Lady Vipers basketball team from Our Lady of Victory won the St. Teresa tournament. Team members are Erica Pohlman, Kelsey Cappel, Rylee Sander, Kelsey Willmes, Kelsey Finn, Katie Kemen, Sammi Royer, Jenny Dillon and Hannah Smith. They are coached by Tom Kemen, Greg Cappel and Joe Dillon.

SIDELINES Summer leagues

Sunday Adult Coed Soccer League starts June 6th $350, Friday Adult Coed Soccer League starts June 4; cost is $500, Monday 35 and over Men’s League starts June 7; cost is $450, Monday Men’s Open Soccer League starts June 7; cost is $500, referee fees included. Men’s Flag Football Summer Leagues start June 11 (Friday League) and June 14 (Monday League) for $550 per team, referee fees included. Boys High School and Middle Lacrosse Summer Leagues start June 16th; cost is $650 per team ($65 individual). Girls High School Lacrosse Summer League starts June 17; cost is $650 per team ($65 individual) If interested, visit or call 264-1775.

Cincinnati West soccer tryouts

The Cincinnati West Soccer Club is conducting tryouts May 24-June 6. For more information, visit

Volleyball camp

Western Sports Mall is having a volleyball camp for kindergartners through fourth-graders Mondays through Thursdays beginning June 14. Cost is $55 and includes a camp T-shirt. Registration deadline is Friday, June 4. Contact Michelle or Jenny at 451-4905, or visit

ketball, sports and recreational summer mini camp is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays this summer, for ages 5 to 12, at Woodward High School, 7005 Reading Road. Session I is June 14-July 2. Session II is July 5-July 23. Session III is July 26-Aug. 13. The program includes sports, educational and enrichment activities. Basketball is the primary sport. There will also be computers, movies and other fun activities, including soccer, baseball, roller skating, bowling, swimming, Coney Island, art museum and more. Camp fee is $300 for a threeweek session paid in advances, or $125 per week paid by Friday the week before. Participants can pack lunch or bring money for McDonald’s. Lunch is provided on Fridays. Friday trip fees may vary, if any. Contact 381-5432, or, or

Sports conditioning class

Western Sports Mall is having sport-specific strength and conditioning training with Marvin Phillips Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings beginning June 1. Registration forms are available at, or by contacting Phillips at 442-9701, or Jenny Gallucci at 451-4905.


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Western Sports Mall is having Friday night junior and senior co-ed high school basketball June 11-July 30. Cost is $180 per team plus referee fees. Registration deadline is Friday, June 4. Contact Jenny or Michelle at 451-4905.



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thrown,” Martini said. Aside from leading the way on the mound, Flenniken was also the Bulldogs’ offensive leader with 37 hits, a .487 batting average, four doubles, 20 runs and 15 RBI. Delhi resident Katie Hulsman (23 hits with a .372 average) and Hannah Raulston (20 hits with a .325 average) were the only other Bulldogs with 20 hits or more in 2010. Raulston catches Flenniken for the Bulldogs.


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A 2-0 start in tournament play extended Megan Flenniken’s record-breaking softball career at Saint Ursula Academy into the Division I sectional finals this spring. That was until she and the Bulldogs, seeded No. 7 in Cincinnati’s Division I sectionals, lost 1-0 to No. 2 Glen Este May 19 and their ace pitcher Kelley Benhase (17-2, 18 strikeouts). Before that the Bulldogs bested No. 23 Withrow, 160, and No. 13 Oak Hills, 21, during opening rounds of tournament play en route to its trip to the Division I Sectional Championship finals. But win or lose against Glen Este, there is no doubt about Flenniken’s positive impact on the St. Ursula program, head coach Chrissy Martini said. Flenniken is a New Richmond resident. “When my third year came around and Megan got there it was a dream come true,” Martini said of the fourth-year starting pitcher. “I think about (the end of her career) all the time and I am really going to miss her. It is absolutely the end of an era.” Flenniken owns Bulldog records in at least seven statistical categories including single-season and career strikeouts, single-season and career innings pitched and batters faced in a single season and a career. This spring, the Bulldogs were 16-11 through 27 games with Flenniken standing at 13-9 overall. Through 21 games pitched and 146.1 innings of work, Flenniken had an impressive 289 strikeouts and nine shut-outs with a 0.29 ERA and a 0.44 WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched). “She has been more in control than any high school pitcher I’ve ever

seen. She has been extremely dominant,” Martini said. “Nothing bothers her out there. “Sometimes she is a onewoman team and all we need is a catcher,” Martini joked. “She is your dream ball player.” Before tournament play began, Flenniken walked only six batters during the course of the regular season. “It’s unheard of to only walk six people with the number of innings she has



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Thank you, Delhi police

Recently we honored police in Cincinnati with a memorial service at Fountain Square. We in Delhi have the honor and privilege to be served by the finest group of police individuals I have known (and I do know many). May God continue to bless these officers and protect them from harm. Thank you for your service to our community. Janet Rosenthal Allenwood Court Delhi Township

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Shopping for groceries should be a pleasant experience and that is what you get when you shop Delhi Kroger, from your entrance to the produce and the pleasant aisles and the smiling workers who so gratefully help you along your way. I have been shopping Delhi Kroger for many years and always find a new adventure and the courteous employees who seem to enjoy their workplace. You can always tell a happy workplace by the smiling faces. I love to chat and find my philosophy of being happy in your work has found a home here and the managerial staff must share

OFFICIALS Here is a list of addresses for your public officials:

Ohio Senate

• 8th District – Bill Seitz (R). In Cincinnati, call 357-9332, In Columbus, write to: Senate Building, Room No. 143, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio. 43215; or call 614-466-8068. E-mail:

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 432154611 or call 513-481-9800 or 614466-8258; 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 614-466-5786; fax 614-7193585 E-mail:

Cincinnati is owner of railroad The city of Cincinnati is the only American city that owns a railroad. The idea began with a public meeting in 1835 to expand the cities economy by creating a railroad south to purchase and sell Cincinnati’s products. The prospects looked good for a rail line from Cincinnati to Louisville and Charleston, after Cincinnati sent representatives to the Southwestern Railroad Convention. Then the financial crash of 1837 stopped all plans. And they learned that Ohio’s Constitution prohibits counties, cities and towns from becoming owners in any joint stock company. The railroad was doomed. Hopes rose again during the Civil War when Gen. Ambrose Burnside wanted a military railroad to the south. Surveys were made, but other war events overshadowed the project and it, too, was abandoned. Cincinnati still wanted a southern railroad. In 1868 E.A. Ferguson put forth a proposal that the city of Cincinnati itself should build and own a southern railway. His idea was endorsed by the population and the city of Cincinnati spent $578.90 lobbying the measure in Columbus. The law was passed May 9, 1869. A jubilant City Council adopted plans for the railroad and proposed a bond issue for $10 million to build the railway. The issue passed and there was celebrating in the streets. Nine bands paraded the street all day. The fire bells rang at six in the morning, at noon, at three in the afternoon. The Superior Court of Cincinnati appointed the first board of directors. They were: Edward A. Ferguson, Richard M. Bishop, Miles Greenwood, William Hooper and Philip Heidelbach. Miles Greenwood became the first president. The last two hurdles would be getting the funds and getting permission to go into cities. In 1870 Tennessee passed the Tennessee Public Act 291 allowing the railroad in. However, Kentucky –

Louisville specifically – did not want the railroad in the state. But the central and eastern Kentuckians wanted it. Two years later after Betty Kamuf much debate Community K e n t u c k y Press guest approved the and the columnist measure railroad was off and running. Contracts were let and work began. In 1875, the $10 million in bonds was used up. And the trustees were forced to ask the city for an additional six million dollars. Doubts about the project began to surface, but $6 million bonds were approved by voters and work continued. In 1877 a portion of the railroad opened from Ludlow to Somerset. But the trustees were again out of money, and were forced to go to the voters again. Another $2 million was approved. In 1879 the last spike was driven in place. The railroad was finally finished. In 1880, the first freight train completed the route from Cincinnati to Chattanooga, and a passenger train followed a month later. To celebrate the railroads completion trainloads of southern dignitaries came to Cincinnati for a grand banquet at Music Hall which was described as the largest banquet ever attended in the United States. Doubts are gone today about the railroad. It has proven to be a great moneymaker for the city. At times the street lamps on moonlit nights were turned off to meet interest payments, but the rewards are traffic supremacy, and a substantial return on the investment. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at





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my endeavors. My favorite haunts are the deli and the wonderful, courteous smiling faces in the pharmacy. What a great adventure awaits me every week. David Schaffner Allenwood Court Delhi Township

Thank you, Delhi

The Western Wildlife Corridor would like to thank the community of Delhi and all of our friends for coming to our Wildflower Festival on April 9. We had a record-breaking attendance and everyone there, whether young or old, had the opportunity to learn something

We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Delhi Press and The Price Hill Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy new about nature and wildflowers. We also appreciate your additional support of our group and our vendors through the purchase of wildflowers and nature items. Finally, we would like to thank the Delhi Press for kindly getting the word out about our festival.


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It’s Price Hill and we do care Maybe you living in Price Hill feel as I do many times that our elected officials care little or nothing about Price Hill. In fact I think sometimes they have the attitude: It’s good the heck with what the people on the West Side think. When they decided to tear down a bunch of buildings down in the West End the thought was “What are we going to do with all the people we are displacing? That is OK we will just give them a Section 8 voucher and tell them to go to the West Side and live.” Look at what this has done to our neighborhood. Then they promised a new police station West Side. They don’t need a new building we will just convert an old department store. We complained as we should so then they expanded the 100-year-old building by relocating some offices across the street to a 100-year-old firehouse. How about a new firehouse to

replace the one that has been housing firefighters for more than 70 years. Think they would build a new one; we will just put an on the Larry addition side of the old Schmolt one. We don’t Community care if the elecPress guest tric is overused or the floors are columnist cracking, this is Price Hill and it is good enough for them. We are gong to fix up around St. Lawrence Corner even though on major thoroughfares work is only supposed to be performed between the hours of 9 and 4 not to disrupt traffic – this is Price Hill we can start at 7 and work until 6. This is Price Hill and we don’t care. It is OK to block drives, dis-

rupt the children going to school, block sidewalks for several blocks and close down people’s businesses. This is Price Hill and we do not care. When a hydraulic line breaks on one of the machines digging the water line and sprays hydraulic fuel all over the front of a building, we don’t care this is just a building along Warsaw Avenue and not Erie Avenue in Hyde Park. This is Price Hill and we do not care. It appears that the Tea Party on the national level is having an effect, maybe it is time for us to have a Tea Party right here in Price Hill because this is Price Hill and we are proud of it and We Do Care. Larry Schmolt is coordinator of the Price Hill Historical Society and Museum. He lives on Rutledge Avenue.

Minutes highlight department’s history In September 2010, The Delhi Township Fire Department will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the department, formerly Delhi Volunteer Fire Department. In recognition of the sacrifices of our former members made to establish fire protection in our community and how the organization developed into what it is today; we have combed through the meeting minutes to find interesting historical events that have occurred since 1935. Each month we would like to share a small excerpt of facts taken from our history, and encourage our community to come in and visit the Delhi Fire Museum. The museum is funded through private and corporate donations, and independently run by the Delhi Historical Fire Museum Society. It is open to the public during normal business hours and after hours by appointment. May 18, 1937 – A meeting of the Delhi Volunteer Fire Department was held at the Engine House at 8:25 p.m. Chairman Joe Lampe, later to be designated as the fire chief, turns the meeting over to the Fish Fry Committee, Al Lockhorn and Dick Linneman Chairman of the committee reports the following: Amount taken in from Picnic is $224.32, expenses $127.78, profit shown is $96.54. This is to help fund the operations of the volunteer fire department for the year. It is noted that the “Affair” got under way at 3 pm. But the local bingo and graduation exercises reduced local attendance and that 75 percent of patrons were strangers,


Fire Chief Joe Lampe stands next to one of the department's cars. they sold out of fish at 10 p.m. and sold out brats at 11 pm. May 22, 1944 – Henry Radel of the Radel Funeral Home donates a hearse to the volunteer fire department .This is the beginning of EMS care in the department. Chief Lampe instructs the men to call the sherriff's office and an officer will escort the ambulance to the hospital. All runs are to be transported to St. Mary's Hospital unless otherwise instructed. Chief Lampe also gives a direct order to the men not to drive over 35 M.P.H. on emergency calls and 25 M.P.H. when returning to the station. Once the ambulance has returned to the engine house, the man in charge should call Joe Klawitter at Klawitter's Store to report that the ambulance is back in service. Mr. Klawitter handles all emergency calls at his store; phone service has yet to be established at the engine house. The ambulance made 14 first-aid calls that year. May 17, 1949, Mr. McDonally will bring along a “land” station radio and will demonstrate it along with any receiving sets we can try out. The cost of two portable radios and one land sta-

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tion at the fire house is about $2,515. May 15, 1956 – Chief Kusar reports on bids for the new Greenwell Ave. station. Motion by Beep Wittich seconded by Elmer Ohmer that we build the firehouse ourselves and motion carried. The construction of the Greenwell Ave. station is to increase our response time to the east side of Delhi Township and to hold off a proposed annexation from the city of Cincinnati. May 19, 1959 – Chief Kusar reports that we have two requests from the community. The first is from Colonial Stores who has invited us to attend the opening of the new Albers store in Del-Fair Shopping Center. Also, Our Lady of Victory has invited the Department to attend the cornerstone laying for their new school building on Sunday May 23, 1959. May 18, 1965 – Chief Kusar presented Assistant Chief Bill Hengehold with a retirement badge and thanked him for his fine work in the last 30 years. Chief Hengehold was a charter member from 1935. May 20, 1975 – Chief Kusar reports that John Schill was hired as the new full-time fireman and that he began work on the fifth of May. John Schill would eventually attend medical school and become a much respected emergency room doctor in Northern Ohio. Pete Pritchard is a part-time Delhi Township firefighter and curator of the department’s museum.


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Jenny Smyth of Delhi township, with her dog Sugar, Toni Tedesco and her son Alex Weyler, also of Delhi Township, hang out as Hillenbrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center honors the memory of Kristan Strutz by raising money to provide for the future of her four children with a walk/run at Veterans Park in Green Township.

Walk helps fellow employee’s family

Amanda Graber of Hamilton carries her cousin Abigail Strutz, 4, daughter of the Kristan Strutz during the walk/run. Volunteer Luann Gindling of Bridgetown helps prepares for a walk/run by Hillenbrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center honoring the memory of Kristan Strutz.

Hillenbrand Nursing & Rehabilitation Center honored the memory of Kristan Strutz by raising money to provide for the future of her four children with a walk/run at Veteran's Park in Green Township earlier this month. Kristan Strutz was an employee of the nursing home. She was killed by her husband John last year. John was sentenced to 26 years to life for the killing by Hamilton County Judge John “Skip” West.

Hillenbrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center honors the memory of Kristan Strutz with a walk/run at Veterans Park.

Walkers start out at Veterans Park in Green Township in a fundraiser for the children of Kristan Strutz. The walk was organized by Hillenbrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where Strutz worked.

Bernie and Karen Broering, left and right, parents of Kristan Strutz hold their grandchildren and Kristan children, Arielle, 6, and Aaron, 12. The family was at a walk/run fundraiser organized by Hillenbrand Nursing & Rehabilitation Center where Kristan worked.


Allie Strutz, 6, daughter of the Kristan Strutz releases butterlies as part of a ceremony put on by Hillenbrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center which honored the memory of Allie’s mother.

Jenny Graber, 9, of Hamilton, left, and her cousin Allie Strutz, 6, , daughter of the late Kristan Strutz, stay warm.

Hillenbrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center honors the memory of Kristan Strutz by raising money to provide for the future of her four children with a walk/run at Veterans Park.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Participants must have completed beginner classes. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill. EXERCISE CLASSES

Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 3707 Edgewood Drive, Get ready for summer and bathing suit season. First class is free. $10. Presented by StrollerFit Inc. 205-9772; Green Township.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 3241 Fiddler’s Green Road, Open year round. 5740663. Green Township.


Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight, Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, With Ron “Johnny Rocket” Leichman and Leigh Carter. Presented by Jokes and Jazz. 251-7977. Riverside.


Sinatra Night, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Vegas-style show featuring “The Cincinnati Sinatra” Matt Snow. Songs of the 20th century accompany dining and dancing. Full bar available. Family friendly. $10. Presented by Jim & Jack’s on the River. 251-7977. Riverside.


Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, 6:30 p.m., St. Dominic Church, 4551 Delhi Road, O’Connor Hall. Registration is 5:45-6:15 p.m. 50 percent pay-out. $75, no re-buys. 922-7773. Delhi Township. F R I D A Y, M A Y 2 8


Beginner Card-Making Class, 10-11 a.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road, All supplies provided. Bring adhesive. Family friendly. $8. Reservations required. 503-1042. Green Township. Piecemakers, 2-4 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Quilters and sewers create projects to benefit the community. Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Butler Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance club open to all experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Miamitown.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


St. Dominic Church Festival, 6-11 p.m., St. Dominic Church, 4551 Delhi Road, Bid and buy, raffle, bingo, games for all ages, entertainment and food. Free. 471-7741. Delhi Township.


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

Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., bigg’s Delhi, 5025 Delhi Road, Three samples with snacks. $2. 354-1700. Delhi Township.


Aja, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Steely Dan tribute band. $15. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


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


One Nite Stand, 9:30 p.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, 451-1157; Riverside. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 2 9

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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. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


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 Environmental Services. 946-7755; Green Township.

Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Sayler Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Local produce, spices, dips, salad dressings, barbecue sauce, baked goods, ice cream, plants and flowers. Presented by Sayler Park Village Council. 675-0496. Sayler Park.




Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


St. Dominic Church Festival, 5-11 p.m., St. Dominic Church, Free. 471-7741. Delhi Township.


Hot Wax, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Presented by Jim & Jack’s on the River. 251-7977. Riverside.


Twistlock, 9:30 p.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157; Riverside. S U N D A Y, M A Y 3 0


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


Historic 1795 Cabin and Schoolhouse, 2-5 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; North Bend.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 1-5 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


St. Dominic Church Festival, 3-11 p.m., St. Dominic Church, Free. Chicken dinner 3:307 p.m. 471-7741. Delhi Township. T U E S D A Y, JUNE 1


Beginner Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; West Price Hill.


Bop Club Dance, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Dance lessons 7-8 p.m., except last Tuesday of month. $3, free members. Presented by Cincinnati Bop Club. 251-7977; Riverside.

St. Dominic Church kicks off the festival season this weekend. Hours for the St. Dominic Church Festival are 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, May 28; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, May 29; and 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, May 30, at the church, 4551 Delhi Road. There will be a chicken dinner served from 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, May 30. For more information, call 471-7741. T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 3



Gamble-Nippert YMCA Traditional Day Camp: Discovery, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., GambleNippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Week pro-rated for Memorial Day holiday. $120, $95 members. Daily through June 4. Arts and crafts, swimming, weekly themed activities, field trips and more. Ages 6-12 (age 5 if kindergarten grad). Pre-camps open 6:30 a.m.; post-camps close 6 p.m. $149, $119 members; $10 each weekly pre- or postcamps. Registration required. 661-1105. Westwood. W E D N E S D A Y, J U N E 2

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Scrapbooking, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; West Price Hill. COMMUNITY DANCE

Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Presented by Jim & Jack’s on the River. 251-7977. Riverside.


Square Dance Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, 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. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


Movers and Shakers, 10:30 a.m., Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave., Music and movement for toddlers. Ages 12-36 months. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4474. Westwood.


Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Releaf Sports Bar, 5963 Cheviot Road, 385-5323. White Oak.

Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, Free. Registration required. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight, Jim & Jack’s on the River, 251-7977. Riverside.


Book Club, 7 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Adults. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.

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Piecemakers, 2-4 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, Free. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


River Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance and round dance club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Miamitown.


Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar - White Oak, $10. 923-1300; White Oak.

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Memoirs Club, 10 a.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Share ideas and techniques. Adults. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.


Allen J. Singer and Earl W. Clark, 2 p.m., Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave., Co-authors discuss and sign “Beverly Hills Country Club.”. Free. 369-4460; West Price Hill.


BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 251-7977. Riverside. Strange Brew, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 251-7977; Riverside.


Shawnee Lookout Day Hike, 2 p.m. (Miami Fort Trail), 3:30 p.m. (Blue Jacket Trail) and 4:30 p.m. (Little Turtle Trail), Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Trails are unpaved and steep in some areas. No strollers. Participant in one, two or all three hikes. 521-7275; North Bend. S U N D A Y, J U N E 6

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


Historic 1795 Cabin and Schoolhouse, 2-5 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; North Bend.


Elvis Show, 7-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, With Paul Halverstadt. $10. Registration recommended. Presented by Jim & Jack’s on the River. 2517977. Riverside.


Tree ID Hike, 2 p.m., Mitchell Memorial Forest, 5401 Zion Road, Naturalist-led hike on the Wood Duck Trail. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Cleves.


Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road, Nonmembers welcome. Music by Nelson. $5. Presented by Delhi Seniors. 451-3560. Delhi Township. M O N D A Y, J U N E 7


Year-Round Gardening: Plant Killers, 6:307:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Garden rehab for those who over-water, under-water or just don’t know what they’re doing. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 3853313. Monfort Heights.


BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Presented by Jim & Jack’s on the River. 2517977. Riverside. Strange Brew, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Presented by Jim & Jack’s on the River. 2517977; Riverside. M.A.W.G., 9:30 p.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157; Riverside. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 5

CIVIC Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 9467755; Green Township. Westside Summit: Saving the Heart of the West Side, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave., A firstever forum for West Side stakeholders on historic preservation as a revitalization tool. Box lunch included. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by Cincinnati Preservation Association. 7214506; Westwood. PROVIDED

The newly renovated Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery at the Newport Aquarium will show off some of the strangest marine animals there are, such as a fish that walks and crabs with 10-feet-long legs. Pictured is a Giant Pacific octopus that will be on display in a new multi-dimensional, 360 degree, see-through aquarium. The aquarium begins extended summer hours Friday, May 28, which are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and last until Sept. 4. Current hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $22, $15 for ages 2-12, and free for 2 and under. Visit


Spaghetti Dinner, 4-7 p.m., Cleves Fire Department, 680-700 N. Miami Ave., Plus raffles and split-the-pot. $7, $5 children 9 and under. Presented by Cleves Christmas in the Village Committee. 941-1111. Cleves.


The ASA Action Sports World Tour comes to Kings Island from Saturday, May 29, through Monday, May 31, with five of the top pro skateboarders and BMX stars from the X Games showcasing their talents with performances each day. Skateboarders Anthony Furlong and Josh Stafford and BMX riders Jay Eggleston, Koji Kraft and Jimmy Walker (pictured) will perform. The shows are free with park admission or a season pass. Visit


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Some thoughts on going or not going to church We don’t go to church for God’s sake, we go for ours. Some think when we worship we’re doing God a favor. There’s also the impression we’re gaining points with God or using our attendance as a bargaining chip – “I do this for you, God, now you do something good for me!” Worshipping with those attitudes proves one thing – our spiritual life is in the childish category. God doesn’t need favors, doesn’t keep count, and doesn’t enter into quid pro quo deals, i.e. you scratch my divine back and I’ll scratch yours. God just loves us intensely. Worshipping is just one of many ways that we say with our lives, “And I love you, too!” More than clergy encourage developing the spiritual dimension of a person’s life. Psychiatrist Carl

Jung reached the conclusion that besides sexuality and aggression, there was in us a religious function of the utmost importance which we neglect at our peril. In “Modern Man In Search of a Soul,” Jung wrote: “Among all my patients in the second half of life, that is to say over 35, there has not been one whose problem in the past resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life. “It is safe to say that every one of them fell ill because he had lost that which the living religions of every age have given to their followers, and none of them has really healed who did not regain this religious outlook.” True spiritual health programs psychological health, and vice versa. “True” is italicized because not all organized religions are

healthy. Religion is, ironically, the safest place to hide from God and become spiritually malformed. But in its healthy forms, religion is also one of the best places to find God. So, caveat emptor! Let the buyer (believer) beware. Humans are social beings. Gathering together for a common purpose in a church or temple, listening to the words of scripture, hymns, preaching and prayers gradually forms us. God’s grace is subtly present. If we’re open to it we gain personal insights into the meaning of life itself as well as our own individual lives and relationships. All this engenders understanding, serenity and a courage amidst the storms that often rage outside or inside us. When the spiritual dimension of life is undeveloped, we lack this

invisible means of support. Lacking faith, the weight of our struggles and sufferings can intensify or overwhelm us. A minister, preaching on the need to grow spiritually, entitled his sermon it: “Faith: you can’t wait ‘til you need it.” Some excuses for not attending church are the following. 1. “Look at the news, there’s just a bunch of hypocrites there.” That’s correct. A church or temple is not a museum for saints but a hospital for sinners. 2. “Organized religion is just a crutch to try and handle life.” Response? “And what makes you think you don’t limp?” 3. “I pray better to God by myself in nature.” That’s wonderful. But we still benefit much from the communal nature of worship. 4. “I don’t get anything out of

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the religious service, so who go?” Granted, some places of worship are not in touch with people’s needs today. They offer ill-prepared servFather Lou ices, mediocre Guntzelman music and inadequate preaching. Perspectives If that’s so, try somewhere else. Your spiritual life is too important to abandon. 5. “I’m too busy to attend church services.” Guess whose priorities are out of whack? Yes, life is too busy. But the question Jesus Christ once asked still holds true: “What does it profit you to gain the whole world and lose yourself in the process?” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Selling home might reveal true property value actually sold for next to nothing recently and she believes its those sales that have adversely affected her home’s value. “We’re definitely finding that values can be lower than the auditor’s assessed value because that value was done a few years ago,” said Guy Wesselkamper, a certified residential appraiser. Wesselkamper, who was not involved in McGee’s

appraisal, said one local survey done by another appraiser found area home values have lost about 10 year’s worth of appreciation. “The median value in 2000 was $129,000. It went up to $133,000, then $138,400, and it kept going up. Then it started going down, and right now we’re at $129,000 again,” he said. McGee said, “I just feel

like there are other people out there that aren’t aware of what’s going on and they need to find out. They may be planning on selling their house expecting to get one amount, and they’re not going to get it.” Fortunately, those buying McGee’s house really wanted it, even though a second appraisal also put the value at $530,000. As a result, they paid additional money to make

the deal work – but McGee said she still lost money. Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes said he’s not surprised by the drop in the home’s value. He said some prior appraisals had been greatly inflated and now appraisers may actually be deflating values in order to protect the banks. In addition, the county’s last mass appraisal was in 2008 – just before many values dropped. Rhodes

said new county appraisals will be done next Howard Ain year and Hey Howard! will take effect in January, 2012. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


You could be paying too much in property taxes if the value of your house has dropped significantly. Unfortunately, you may not realize just how much of a drop there’s been until you go to sell it. That’s what an area woman says she’s learned. Mary McGee said she was fine with the county auditor’s value of her Loveland house, which had gone up in value over the six years she’s owned and made improvements to it. McGee says, “When I went to sell the house my expectation was I would be able to sell it for at least what it was appraised for.” The auditor’s website set the value at $630,000. “There was no problem with the buyer, it’s just that when his appraiser came back, (hired by) his mortgage company, the appraisal was so low it just devastated us, devastated everyone,” said McGee. The house was appraised at $530,000, which is $100,000 lower than the value given by the county auditor in his 2008 appraisal. In fact, at that time, the auditor said her home had actually increased in value. “I didn’t do anything but pay more taxes, and then I really didn’t feel the effect of this until I sold my home. I’m wondering about other people, (I’m speaking up) for other people,” she said. McGee said some of the homes in her neighborhood and surrounding area have

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We finally got most of the garden in, except for pickling cucumbers, more summer squash and pumpkins. Our corn is up a couple of inches, and the bachelor buttons that I transplanted from volunteer seeds (they overwintered in the garden) have turned into a 20-foot row of bobbing pink and blue flowers. They make a nice border next to the early greens. And if Mother Nature cooperates, we’ll soon be picking strawberries and gathering in my kitchen to make homemade jams. We like the cooked jam and the recipe is always included in the box of pectin that you buy.

Sugar-free strawberry jam

Try this with other berries and gelatin, as well. 2 cups strawberries 1 cup cold water 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin, sugar free Crush berries in saucepan. Add water and gelatin and mix well. Over medium heat, bring mixture to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer a few minutes. Pour into jars, let set until cool, and then cover. Store in the refrigerator for a week or frozen up to a month or so.

Homemade gourmet strawberry syrup

Try this over ice cream, pancakes or even as a flavoring for sodas and shakes. Pour some into some carbonated water or lemon soda and crushed ice for an impromptu spritzer. Again, any type of good, ripe berry can be used. Minimum cooking time is the key to freshness. You’ll get about 3 cups.

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Line colander or strainer with double layer of damp cheesecloth. Set over bowl. Combine berries and water and bring slowly to boiling point. Reduce heat and cook very slowly for 10 minutes. Pour into lined colander/strainer and let stand, without squeezing, until juice has dripped into bowl. Then gently squeeze pulp to get remaining juice. Measure juice into saucepan. For every cup of juice, add 1 cup sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and syrup comes to a boil. Boil two minutes. Remove from heat, skim off foam and put a few drops of coloring in if you want. Pour into clean jars and cool. Cover and refrigerate up to two months or freeze up to a year. Recipe can be doubled or tripled.

Speed scratch strawberry crisp

Or should I call it strawberry “dump” cake? This uses the same technique for the popular “dump” cakes, where you just “dump” ingredients in a pan, layering as you go. Make this with 2 pounds frozen, unsweetened berries if you can’t get fresh. Try raspberries in here, too. 7-8 cups strawberries, caps removed 1 box, 18.25 oz, plain yellow cake mix 2 sticks butter or margarine, cut into little pieces Whipped cream for garnish Toasted slivered almonds

for garn i s h (optional but good)

Preheat oven to 3 5 0 degrees. Rita Put berries Heikenfeld in bottom of sprayed Rita’s kitchen 13-by-9 baking pan. Cover with half of dry cake mix. Sprinkle half of butter over mix. Cover with rest of mix and sprinkle rest of butter pieces of top. Bake 1 hour or so until golden and crisp on top. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream and a sprinkling of the toasted nuts.

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Like Frisch’s tartar sauce: For Eileen Coon, an Erlanger reader. “I’d like a homemade recipe with no preservatives,” she said.

Tips from readers

Cottage cheese pie: This is one popular pie. Most readers, including Joan Daugherty, who baked “Pie No. 3,” said it took a lot longer to bake, up to 11⁄2 hours, though it was delicious. Some of you wanted to know what kind of canned milk is in Mrs. Bauer’s recipe. My thinking is it is evaporated, not condensed. Darker sauerbraten gravy: I’m still getting tips about this, and most, including Marge Thomas of Western Hills, said to either brown it in a dry skillet on top of the stove, or put it in an ovenproof skillet and brown slowly in the oven, stirring occasionally. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is a herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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BRIEFLY Corpus Christi feast

St. William and St. Teresa of Avila parishes will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with a prayer service and procession at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 6. The celebration begins at St. Teresa, followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of West Price Hill, ending at St. William. The service concludes with benediction at St. William, followed by an outside reception. The reception will take place in the church undercroft in the event of inclement weather. It is suggested those who attend park at St. William. A shuttle bus will transport people to St. Teresa beginning at 1 p.m. The shuttle bus will be in the procession back to St. William. Visit for information.

Rock concert

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., presents a performance by Aja, a Steely Dan tribute band. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Friday, May 28. The Covedale will turn into “Club Covedale” with great music and a new bar featuring a selection of quality beers, wine and mixed drinks. Aja is a 10-piece ensemble who re-create the sounds of one of rock’s most legendary

and enigmatic bands with stunning precision and energy. For tickets call the box office at 241-6550 or visit

Summer hours

The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery will be open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during the summer. The art gallery will be closed on both Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, with exception of the Alumni Excellence Exhibition Gallery Reception from 1:304:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5. The Gallery will also be opened from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, June 6. The gallery will be closed on Monday, July 5.

Beverly Hills Club talk to be given at library

Considered the finest nightclub in the Cincinnati area, the Beverly Hills Country Club put on all of the day’s top entertainers from the 1950s until it was destroyed by fire in 1977. Co-authors of a new book chronicling the club’s history – Allen J. Singer and Earl W. Clark – will present a book talk and signing at the Covedale Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5. The library is at 4980 Glenway Ave. The authors will discuss

their book “Images of America: Beverly Hills Country Club” that features photos taken by Clark, who played saxophone in the Beverly Hills house band from 1951 to 1962. The book gives readers a look at talented performers as they prepare backstage for their shows, chat with musicians, and strike poses for the camera. For more information, visit

Town hall discusses employment

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D–28th District) will have a May Town Hall Meeting 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Westwood Town Hall, 3017 Harrison Ave. The meeting will bring together state, city, and private entities who help Cincinnatians retrain for a new career, access small business assistance and advice, and successfully transition into employment. Additionally, there will be someone from the Department of Development – Southwest Ohio Workforce Development on hand to discuss the more long-term plans the state has for economic development as well as current initiatives to encourage businesses and industry to come to and thrive in the region. The forum will feature specialists to discuss: training for

a new career, starting a small business, navigating unemployment benefits, and maximizing job search potential.

Yard waste disposal

Regular yard waste collection has resumed for Cincinnati residents. Types of yard waste accepted includes grass clippings, leaves, branches and brush. Yard waste should be put out by 6 a.m. on regular trash collection days. Residents should place yard waste in special brown paper bags available at grocery and hardware stores, or in trash cans clearly marked “yard waste.” Branches should be tied into bundles no larger than 2 feet by 4 feet, and tree limbs should be no larger than 6 inches in diameter. For more information, call 591-6000.

under the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 16 must be home between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Anyone who is 16 or 17 years old must be home between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. The rules do not apply if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Parents can be held responsible for their children’s actions. Curfew violations should be reported to the Cincinnati Police at 765-1212. Please give a detailed description including the number of children, their location, estimated ages and activity.

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With the school year coming to a close, Cincinnati leaders are reminding parents and teens the city has a nightly curfew in place for children

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Carolyn Batt

Carolyn Barton Batt, 68, East Price Hill, died May 15. She was a teacher in the Cincinnati Public School District. She was a member of Westwood First Presbyterian Church and the Red Hat Society. Batt Survived by son Robert “Happy” (Allison) Batt; grandsons Nicholas, Franklin; brother Tommy (Susan) Barton. Preceded in death by husband Frank Batt, granddaughter Lilly. Services were May 18 at Westwood First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Gertrude Brock

Gertrude Vanderpool Brock, 74, died May 18. Survived by children Lori (Joe) Colwell, Randy Brock, Kelly (Jerry) Quebedeaux; grandchildren Tyrone, Luke, Leah, Chelsey, Kasie, Joey, Logan, Jerry, Randi; great-grandchildren Keira, Xavier; siblings Betty Acord, Randy, George Vanderpool. Preceded in death by son Rick Brock.

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DEATHS Sally Duffy

Services were May 22 at B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home.

Kenneth Buzek

Kenneth E. Buzek, 68, Delhi Township, died May 20. He worked for the Sears Roebuck Corp. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Joan Buzek; children Greg (Michelle), Beth, Mark (Theresa), Scott (Sarah) Buzek Buzek, Jill (Jim) Olding; grandchildren Gabriel, Victoria, Matthew, Mary, Ella, Madelyn Buzek, Daniel, Blake, Mason Olding; siblings Mary Clare Vornhagen, Lois Ann Keller, Jim Buzek, Barbara Leshney. Preceded in death by parents, Cecil, Mark Buzek, sister Kathleen Buzek. Services were May 24 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205, St. Dominic Catholic Church 4551 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati, OH 445238, or Retail Orphans Initiative at The Giving Back Fund, 6033 W. Century Blvd., Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Sally Woestman Duffy, 57, Delhi Township, died May 18. Survived by husband James Duffy; children Chris (Mimi), Tim Duffy, Katie (Chris) Monday; grandson Evan Monday; mother Rosina Woestman; siblings Duffy Nancy, James (Laura), William Woestman. Preceded in death by father Robert Woestman. Services were May 22 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Anderson Ferry Food Pantry, 380 Greenwell Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Marie Fitch

Marie Kleeman Fitch, 87, formerly of Price Hill, died May 15. Survived by daughter Linda Conley; son-in-law Richard Conley; granddaughters Charlotte Lauman, Christina Vest; brother Bernard Kleeman. Preceded in death by husband Edward "Ted" W. Fitch, siblings Hilda Schmidt, Marcella Rombach, Anthony, Eugene, Louis,

About obituaries Clarence, Leo Kleeman. Services were May 19 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials may be Fitch made to St. Teresa of Avila Church Memorial Fund or Hospice of Cincinnati.

Marlena Haag

Marlena Jefferson Haag, 77, Delhi Township, died May 15. Survived by husband Jack Haag; daughters Virginia (Tom) Kramer, Jacqueline (David) Stock; sisters Rosemary (Frank) Woods, Rebecca Jefferson; three grandchildren. Services were May 22 at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Gwen Mooney Funeral Home. Memorials to the Shiloh Memorial Fund.

William Lindsay

William D. Lindsay, 88, East Price Hill, died May 17. Survived by children Jo Ann (Marshall) Payne, Linda Frederick, William Jr., Michael, Donna Lindsay, Lori (Randy) Essert; sister Pat

(Ralph) Rist; 11 grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Eda Ferry Lindsay. Services were May 19 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials requested in the form of Masses.

Mary Pearson

Mary Catherine Dailey Pearson, 87, died May 15. She was a bookkeeper for the Dailey Floor Company. Survived by children Katherine (Richard) Santangelo, Colleen (Ron) Bircher, Bill (Cathi), Amy Marie Pearson; grandchildren Rick, Maria, Alisa Santangelo, Alex, Adam Pearson; great-grandchildren Gabriella, William; sister Helen (Bill) Barth. Preceded in death by husband William Pearson. Services were May 19 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Western Hills, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

Dennis Quatkemeyer

Dennis Charles Quatkemeyer, 57, Price Hill, died May 10. He was an electrician. Survived by mother Geneva


Artegist Stanford, born 1982, trafficking, 3520 Warsaw Ave., May 13. Charles Barfield, born 1974, having weapon with drug conviction or indictment, drug abuse, trafficking and possession of drugs, 3424

Kensington Place, May 13. Curtis Holloway, born 1985, drug abuse, 1000 Fairbanks Ave., May 13. Curtis Mitchell, born 1976, trafficking, 3664 Glenway Ave., May 13. Gary Stanford, born 1983, trafficking, 3520 Warsaw Ave., May 12. Julian Norman, born 1979, trafficking, drug abuse and possession of

drugs, 3750 Warsaw Ave., May 13. Lamar Tribble, born 1989, having weapon with conviction or indictment, drug abuse, trafficking and possession of drugs, 953 Wells St., May 13. Lokita R. Matthews, born 1973, domestic violence, 718 Grand Ave., May 17.

Malcolm Jackson, born 1986, possession of open flask, 3409 Glenway Ave., May 16. Manchez Dowdell, born 1989, possession of drugs and drug abuse, 3510 Warsaw Ave., May 13. Melisa D. King, born 1971, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., May 12. Michael Todd Lemons, born 1964, domestic violence, 3211 W. Eighth St., May 10. Reko Beamon, born 1989, city or local ordinance violation, 3353 Warsaw Ave., May 12. Sophia Henderson, born 1986, assault, 3400 Warsaw Ave., May 10. Timothy Dugar, born 1987, domestic violence, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 14. Tony M. Buckley, born 1968, larceny, 3120 Warsaw Ave., May 4. Troy Washington, born 1987, drug abuse, trafficking and possession of drugs, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 13. Willie D. Cunningham, born 1963, selling at retail without vendors license, 3603 W. Eighth St., May 6. Dequan Burke, born 1990, city or local ordinance violation, 1003 Ross Ave., May 11. Carlos Torres, born 1966, assault, 2811 Warsaw Ave., May 13. Maxine Smiley, born 1968, menacing, 532 Grand Ave., May 14. Sherry Sams, born 1974, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., May 13. Dominique Burks, born 1990, felonious assault, 3738 Warsaw Ave., May 13. Aboubek Taleb, born 1952, loitering to solicit and soliciting prostitution, 1365 State Ave., May 5. Michael Coleman, born 1975, possession of drugs, 3021 Warsaw Ave., May 4. Preston Phelps, born 1985, trafficking and possession of drugs, 977 Hawthorne Ave., May 13. Derrick Reynolds, born 1983, breaking and entering and vandalism, 6151 Hillside Ave., May 13. Damont Stuckey, born 1987, possession of dangerous drug, 4122 W. Eighth St., May 7. Delrico Williams, born 1980, trafficking,

3761 Westmont Drive., May 11. James Paul Stone, born 1958, possession of open flask, 1070 Overlook Ave., May 5. Johnny Floyd, born 1974, assault, 4046 W. Eighth St., May 13. Kent Chisenhall, born 1974, criminal damaging or endangerment, 800 Nebraska Ave., May 12. Latonya Jackson, born 1973, loud noises, 822 Academy Ave., May 6. Luther Carl Spikes, born 1983, domestic violence and assault, 1265 Manss Ave., May 14. Orlando R. Grier, born 1980, assault, 1910 Westmont Lane, May 11. J. Fred Simonson, born 1964, criminal damaging or endangerment, 5077 Glenway Ave., May 15. Eric P. Everett, born 1978, theft under $300, criminal trespass and possession of criminal tools, 926 Rosemont Ave., May 12. Alicia D. Garrett, born 1972, violation of temporary protection order, 5032 Rapid Run Pi, May 11. Carlos R. Massengill, born 1969, drug abuse, 715 Trenton Ave., May 14. Charity Senteney, born 1987, domestic violence, 843 Delehanty Court, May 14. Joshua Nelson, born 1984, possession of dangerous drug, 1139 Rosemont Ave., May 11. Natasha Ann Jones, born 1972, drug abuse and permitting drug abuse, 715 Trenton Ave., May 14. Ryan Simpson, born 1989, unlawful use of vehicle joyriding, 1132 Rutledge Ave., May 5. Willie Manning, born 1983, domestic violence, 1120 Rosemont Ave., May 16. Yolanda V. Walton, born 1974, vicious dog, 1134 Rutledge Ave., May 4.

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Patricia Thien

Patricia Thien, 75, Delhi Township, died May 11. Survived by daughters Cynthia Banks, Melissa Samuel, Victoria Curtis; siblings Fred McKenzie, Ramona Trupin; five grandchildren. Services were May 14 at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home.

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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Delhi Township: Chief Jim Howarth, 922-0060. • Cincinnati District 3: Captain Kim Frey, 263-8300.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

1013 Rapid Ave., May 9. 1909 Wyoming Ave., May 9. 3920 Glenway Ave., May 11. 4028 Heyward St., May 12.

Breaking and entering

1222 Rutledge Ave., May 7. 2660 Lehman Road, May 10. 4464 W. Eighth St., May 10. 4972 Shirley Place, May 10.


1874 Sunset Ave., May 8. 1915 Westmont Lane, May 9. 4316 Schulte Drive., May 11. 4880 Guerley Road, May 9. 583 Considine Ave., May 10. 926 Rosemont Ave., May 12.

Felonious assault

3757 Westmont Drive, May 4. 4544 W. Eighth St., May 1. 735 Elberon Ave., May 5. 1735 Ashbrook Drive., May 10.

Grand theft

1135 Carson Ave., May 3. 1180 Coronado Ave., May 2. 3411 Glenway Ave., May 1. 3920 Glenway Ave., May 2. 4775 Dale Ave., May 4. 4990 Glenway Ave., April 30. 515 South Delridge Drive, April 30. 6400 Gracely Drive, May 5. 830 Kirbert Ave., May 3. 1025 Benz Ave., May 11. 1170 Nancy Lee Lane, May 10. 1209 Fairbanks Ave., May 13. 1262 Manss Ave., May 8. 2700 Glenway Ave., May 8. 4990 Glenway Ave., May 7. 5000 Glenway Ave., May 7. 5132 Juniper Ave., May 11. 555 Elberon Ave., May 13.

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On the record REAL ESTATE Bender Road: JKKDC Development LLC to Western Wildlife Corridor Inc.; $65,000. 1118 Anderson Ferry Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Smith, Joseph; $66,000. 390 Viscount Drive: Radius Properties LLC to Lewis, Phillip W.; $122,950. 406 Sunland Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Hobbs, Kevin and Laura Baston; $102,500. 4261 Cloverhill Terrace: TDA Investments LLC to Gardner, Danielle E.; $94,000. 4861 Foley Road: Pitula, Glenn C. to U.S. Bank NA; $40,000. 4954 Alvernovalley Court: Hensley, James Jr. to Bank of New York Mellon; $90,000. 5120 Old Oak Trail: Raterman, Stephen J. Tr. to Roll, Lisa M.; $65,000. 5145 Riverwatch Drive: Gavin, Timothy A. and Kristie L. Rowe to Gavin, Timothy A.; $73,635. 5263 Serenade Drive: Monahan, Diane L. to Doran, Barbara; $146,000. 5479 Rapid Run Road: Roland, Ricky D. Jr. to Midfirst Bank; $97,901.


408 Elberon Ave.: Fannie Mae to Sunderman, Vincent; $8,000. 410 Elberon Ave.: Fannie Mae to Sunderman, Vincent; $8,000. 411 Fairbanks Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Callahan, Gary S. and Louella E.; $27,500. 412 Elberon Ave.: Fannie Mae to Sunderman, Vincent; $8,000. 704 Hawthorne Ave.: Carlson, Adam and Erin to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA; $30,000. 843 Fairbanks Ave.: Infinity Ventures LLC to RME Property Ventures LLC; $14,000. 915 Chateau Ave.: Smartt, Jerome B. to BAC Home Loans Servicing P.; $28,000.

940 Olive Ave.: Bank of America NA to Jacobs, David S.; $25,000.

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


6428 River Road: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Francisco, Greg and Suzanne; $34,900. 150 Elco St.: Inman, Michael R. to Inman, Carla J.; $82,000. 6405 Revere Ave.: Teetor, Gary L. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $60,000.


1033 Rosemont Ave.: Show Me Cash4notes LLC to Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company NA; $40,000. 1623 Dewey Ave.: Means, Steven and Kathleen to Federal National Mortgage Association; $14,000. 1625 Dewey Ave.: Means, Steven and Kathleen to Federal National Mortgage Association; $14,000. 1631 Dewey Ave.: Phillips, Regina to Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr.; $26,000. 2225 Queen City Ave.: Johnson, Rosland to Metz, Jo Ann; $28,000. 4056 Vinedale Ave.: MacMorine, David L. to Hay, Robert E. and Janet R.; $44,000. 4058 Vinedale Ave.: MacMorine, David L. to Hay, Robert E. and Janet R.; $44,000. 4715 Green Glen Lane: Means, Steven and Kathleen to Federal National Mortgage Association; $36,000. 4735 Green Glen Lane: Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company NA to Renaissance Men Properties LLC; $16,901. 4753 Rapid Run Road: Bovard, Phillip K. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $80,000. Rosemont Avenue: Infinity Ventures LLC to Practical Property Management LLC; $25,000. Rosemont Avenue: Infinity Ventures LLC to Practical Property Manage-

ment LLC; $25,000. 1150 Nancy Lee Lane: Schlomer, Michael B. and Lisa M. to Gerde, Brittany; $100,000. 1611 Gilsey Ave.: Davis, Donald H. and Brett Bourke to Bourke, Brett; $30,000. 1637 Iliff Ave.: Blue Dolphin Properties LLC to Bank of Kentucky Inc.; $32,000. 1646 Rosemont Ave.: Infinity Ventures LLC to Practical Property Management LLC; $25,000. 1707 Iliff Ave.: Clark, April M. to Cox, Allen Jr.; $16,000. 1718 Ashbrook Drive: Lewis, Brian S. and Pamela K. to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas Tr.; $48,000. 3858 Evers Ave.: Patterson, Clifford Jr. and Dawn Leigh to Fannie Mae; $20,000. 4073 Eighth St.: Burks, Karen A. to Fifth Third Mortgage Company; $56,000. 4285 Foley Road: Beckroege, Eric G. and Christine M. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $50,000.1720 Iliff Ave.: Eagle Savings Bank to Infinity Ventures LLC; $8,000. 4546 Midland Ave.: Campbell, Robert to Advantage Bank; $24,000. 4769 Loretta Ave.: Beckman, Jean M. to Fagin, Lindsey E. and Mark L. Davis; $110,000. 5207 Highview Drive: Bolin, Fred W. and Cheryl to Miller, Benjamin C. and Amanda J.; $117,000. 819 Overlook Ave.: Carrizales, Maricela E. to U.S. Bank NA; $54,000. 926 Kreis Lane: Doerflein, Sherri 3 to Shad, Michael Jr. and Jennifer; $107,500.

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Should a U.S. Supreme Court justice nominee have judicial experience? Why? Why not? “I don’t think that it is absolutely necessary, particularly if they are well schooled in law and understand how the system is designed to work. After all, many thought Sarah Palin was qualified to be a vice president with no experience in Congress.” B.N. “Yes, how do you know if you can handle the pressure if you have never been in a judgmental position. This is a country of 300 million people depending on the thought processes and rulings of nine people.” N.P. “It is not a necessity for a U.S. Supreme Court justice to have judicial experience. Pros and cons of each case are presented to the Supreme Court containing arguments for each side of the equation. Members of the Supreme Court discuss the legalities pro and con regarding each case handled by the court. “After listening to members of the Supreme Court, integrity, common sense, and having a strong sense of

POLICE REPORTS 577 Trenton Ave., May 10. 577 Trenton Ave., May 8. 624 Overlook Ave., May 11. 639 Overlook Ave., May 8. 750 Grand Ave., May 7. 750 Grand Ave., May 8. 779 Clanora Drive., May 11. 801 Academy Ave., May 10.

Petit theft

1049 Lockman Ave., May 4. 1113 Alcliff Lane, May 2. 1132 Elberon Ave., May 4. 1175 Overlook Ave., April 30. 1175 Overlook Ave., April 30. 1218 Beech Ave., May 5. 1713 Grand Ave., May 1. 1740 Minion Ave., May 3. 1790 Grand Ave., May 5. 1911 Westmont Lane, May 3. 2144 Ferguson Road, April 30. 3609 Warsaw Ave., May 1. 4023 St. Lawrence Ave., May 1. 4109 W. Liberty St., April 30. 4628 Glenway Ave., April 30. 4789 Clevesdale Drive, May 2. 4971 Western Hills Ave., May 2. 820 Sunset Ave., April 30. 945 Enright Ave., May 3. 951 Enright Ave., May 3. 966 Mansion Ave., May 2. 1054 Coronado Ave., May 11. 1719 Quebec Road, May 7. 2144 Ferguson Road, May 12. 2295 Wyoming Ave., May 9. 3410 Warsaw Ave., May 7. 3609 Warsaw Ave., May 12. 3863 Evers St., May 7. 4314 Sunburst Lane, May 10. 4990 Glenway Ave., May 10. 4990 Glenway Ave., May 7. 807 Woodlawn Ave., May 12. 924 Enright Ave., May 10. 940 Rosemont Ave., May 12.


Reported on Ridgeview Avenue, May 10.


764 Summit Ave., May 11.

Theft of license plate

1221 Beech Ave., May 10. 2218 Quebec Road, May 4. 3721 Westmont Drive., May 12.

at 5300 block of Rapid Run Road, May 11. Juvenile, criminal damaging at 4400 block of Glenhaven Road, May 11. Juvenile, inducing panic at 4300 block of Glenhaven Road, May 15. Juvenile, drug paraphernalia at 4300 block of Glenhaven Road, May 15. David Chandler, 35, 5272 Farmhouse Lane, drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension at 200 block of Anderson Ferry Road, May 14. Daniel Osborne, 22, 358 Halidonhill Drive, drug paraphernalia, drug possession at 400 block of Plum Drive, May 14. Todd Goodman, 30, 5392 Delhi Road, drug possession at 500 block of Rosemont Avenue, May 13. Sherri Pennington, 52, 801 Evans St., theft, criminal trespassing at 5000 block of Delhi Road, May 13. Robert Young Jr., 31, 446 Greenwell Ave., driving under suspension at 5400 block of Cleves Warsaw Road, May 12. Juvenile, underage alcohol consumption at 5200 block of Foley Road, May 12. Phillip Eversole, 29, 991 Windsor Drive, drug possession at 400 block of Pedretti Avenue, May 6. Donald Morrison, 33, 1058 Sunset Ave., theft at 4200 block of Delhi Road, May 5. Alex Berman, 19, 4652 Mount Alverno Road, drug possession, drug paraphernalia at 300 block of Glenoak Drive, May 7. Donald Wilson, 20, 4255 Glenhaven Road, domestic violence at 4255 Glenhaven Road, May 8.


vehicle at 492 Greenwell Ave., May 5. Woman reported purse stolen at 223 Assisiview Court, May 6. Man reported clothing, medicine stolen from vehicle at 261 Ihle Drive, May 7. Man reported bike stolen at 573 Orchardview Lane, May 7. Woman reported purse stolen at 5478 Gwendolyn Ridge Drive, May 7. Woman reported money stolen at 5300 block of Delhi Road, May 8.




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Amanda Scheidt, 30, 282 Main St., child endangering, drug paraphernalia, obstructing official business at 6200 block of Cleves Warsaw Road, May 10. Mark Linneman, 40, 4310 Fehr Road, theft at 700 block of Trenton Ave., May 10. Kyle Ellis, 26, 114 Anderson Ferry Road, drug possession at 500 block of Greenwell Avenue, May 16. Earl Sanders, 25, 904 Woodlawn Ave., drug possession at 400 block of Plum Drive, May 15. Dennis Rose Jr., 24, 5052 Rapid Run Road, driving under suspension at 300 block of Anderson Ferry Road, May 14. Allen Offill, 31, 994 Fashion Ave., driving under suspension at Delhi Road and Mayhew Avenue, May 12. Robert Brisben III, 18, 1260 Anderson Ferry Road, drug possession

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Gathered around state Garden Club or Ohio president Betty Cookendorfer (at center holding plaque) are club members (left to right) Carol Niehaus, Eileen Wolfer, Mary Ann Ryan, Susan Greiner, Nancy Fenton, Kathleen Weber, Jeri Timon, Sherry Goodson and Mary Anna Taylor.


Celebrating the Western Hills Garden Club’s yearbook awards are, from left, Western Hills Garden Club president Nancy Fenton, yearbook editor Eileen Wolfer, Federated Garden Clubs judge Kathleen Weber, and club representative to Federated Garden Clubs Jeri Timon. Beautification Maintenance, for the Herb Garden at Delhi Floral Paradise Gardens, coordinated by Jeri Timon; • First place in Beautifi-

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REUNIONS Western Hills High school Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year. Mount Healthy Class of 1984 – is having a reunion at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18. The classes of 1983 and 1985 are also invited. E-mail MountHealthyClassof84Reunion@ The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for late summer or early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these

classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming. Deluxe Check Printers employees – are having a reunion July 24. E-mail deluxe2010reunion@ for more information, or call Rodney Lee at 205-1136. Sycamore High School Class of 1969 – is having a “belated 40th” reunion the weekend of May 21. From 5-9 p.m., on Friday, May 21 there will be an all-class reunion at the Peterloon estate in Indian Hill. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, the group will be touring its old high school (now the junior high), followed by an all-day cookout/picnic in the Sycamore Shelter of the Blue Ash Nature

Park on Cooper Road (next to the police station). Contact Carol Wuenker-Hesterberg at 793-2165 or E-mail her at: chesterberg@ to RSVP. Additional weekend events are pending. Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at Residents of Sayler Park before 1980 – are invited to the Sayler Park Reunion from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or until the street lights come on), Saturday, May 29, at Lee’s Shelter in Fernbank Park (old River Park). Rain date is June 5. Attendees should bring their own food along with chairs, ice, coolers, games, cornhole boards, horseshoes, etc. Attendees are also asked to bring any old photos they have. Call Kim Jacobs Harmeyer at 347-6105, or

Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 – are having a 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford. Contact Alice Anderson Wedding at aj2mydad@, on, or at 831-0336.

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by Carol Niehaus; and • First place for the club’s newsletter, edited by Cindy Kemper. Other awards included Second Place for Publicity Press Book, written by Susan Greiner; Third Place for Yearbook, written by Eileen Wolfer; and Honorable Mention in Photography for “My Water Garden” photography by Leeann Garrett. Kay Binder won Second Place in the convention’s annual Flower Show for “Bloom in Creativity,” a design in a wire dress form. Garden Club President Nancy Fenton accepted the plaques and cash awards April 14 at the Garden Club of Ohio Convention, hosted by the Cincinnati District at the Crowne Plaza Cincinnati North Hotel, Chester Road. Western Hills Garden Club has been on quite a roll recently. Just before its Garden Club of Ohio recognition, Federated Garden Clubs of Cincinnati recognized Yearbook Chair Eileen Wolfer for continuing excellence in yearbook presentation. Wolfer has edited and designed the club’s yearbook since its inception.

Sheryl Reed

May 29, 2010 Happy 50th Birthday

Don & Marilyn Weddle Don and Marilyn are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They married on May 27th, 1950, in Cincinnati. Don is retired from Cincinnati Bell and Marilyn is retired from Delshire School.

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Zach Kuhn has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. An Eagle Court of Honor ceremony was held for Zach on May 1, 2010 at St. Ignatius Hilvert Center. Zach is a member of St. Ignatius Troop 850 where Dan Rottmueller is the Scoutmaster. Zach’s project consisted of refurbishing the walking trail at St. Xavier High School. The walking trail had been developed by a group of teachers in the 1980’s but the high school was unable to use the trail due to fallen trees and over grown weeds. Zach’s project took nearly 200 hours to clean up the debris and build benches. Zach is a senior at St. Xavier High School and wanted to give back to the school because the school has given so much to him. Zach is the son of Steve and Ann Kuhn of Bridgetown who are very proud of his accomplishment. He is the grandson of Cesare and Mary Briccio and Bill and Gloria (Kuhn) Carpenter. Zach plans to attend Arizona State University on an academic scholarship in the fall.

May 26, 2010

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May 26, 2010

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