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The College of Mount St. Joseph graduated 566 students in ceremonies May 7.

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Hot dads contest

Do you know a dad who has what it takes to be entered in the Hot Dads Contest? Visit the Contests page on and submit a photo along with a description telling why he is so great. Deadline to enter is June 10 at 9 a.m. Following the nomination period, the contest will be open for voting. The dad with the most votes will receive a $250 Visa money card.

Vote now

You can now vote for who you think is the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, The award – whose winners are determined online by newspaper readers – recognizes student-athletes of the highest caliber who show excellence in the classroom, community and in their sports. Go online to preps and look for the red and blue Sportsman icon on the right hand side of the page. You may need to scroll down. Once you click on the icon, you will see links for each newspaper’s ballot. The ballots will be available until midnight Monday, June 6. Top vote-getter wins. Check out the sports section to see who’s on your ballot.

Top runner

Oak Hills High School sophomore Kevin Konkoly was named Greater Miami Conference Runner of the Year. Read about his year. – SEE STORY, A4

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Book e Onlin Now

By Kurt Backscheider

Ben Friskney said it was an honor being named the valedictorian of Dater High School’s class of 2011. Even though the Covedale teen expected to graduate at the top of his class, he said it was still a great feeling of accomplishment. “I’ve been ranked No. 1 the class since the rankings first came out my sophomore year,” he said. Friskney said he had a lot of incentive to work hard in school and succeed at Dater. “My sister, Hannah, was the valedictorian of her class, so I kind of wanted to beat her,” he said. His advice to incoming freshmen is to cherish their time in high school. “Work hard, but still have fun at the same time,” Friskney said. “Don’t focus solely on getting good grades.” He said he’s going to miss the close-knit atmosphere at Dater when he’s away at college this fall. When Friskney wasn’t excelling in his studies, he was playing varsity



Dater High School valedictorian Ben Friskney, left, and salutatorian Andrew Rose, right, were excited to receive their diplomas. Dater seniors graduated Monday, May 23, in a ceremony at the Cintas Center at Xavier University. football and was active in the National Honor Society. “Our class was really close, kind of like a family,” he said. “I really appreciated that.” Friskney will attend Butler University in Indianapolis. He said he

plans to major in international business. Andrew Rose said he was slightly caught off guard when he learned he was this year’s salutatorian. “I thought, ‘Oh, I have to write

a speech,’” the Sayler Park resident said. And then he thought, “I’m second in my class? That’s amazing,” he said. Rose attributes his academic achievements to his parents. “My parents have always encouraged me to do well, and I’ve always wanted to succeed and go to college,” he said. He said his advice to students who are starting high school next year is to refrain from cramming immediately before tests. “Make sure you study, and be prepared for class,” he said. Rose, who was a member of the National Honor Society and active in the engineering club at Dater, said he will miss going to high school and following the daily routine. He said he’ll also miss the people. “I enjoyed meeting new people and hanging out with them,” he said. Rose will attend the University of Cincinnati this fall, where he said he plans to major in computer science.

Graphics company transforms classroom By Kurt Backscheider

Students in Charlene Younger’s class at Roberts Academy will have a soothing place to escape and imagine next school year. Worldwide Graphics & Sign Co. recently installed a calming mural with an “under the sea” theme in a corner of the classroom. Younger teaches special needs students at Roberts, and Worldwide Graphics is her class’s partner through the Adopt-A-Class program. “It’s been a blessing to have them,” Younger said about the relationship her class shares with Bob Clements and Christian Beebe of Worldwide Graphics. “Bob and Christian have been wonderful. The kids love them.” Younger said the idea for a graphic mural came up in a conversation she had with Clements

Worldwide Graphics & Sign Co. created a colorful, calming “under the sea” area in a corner of Charlene Younger’s classroom at Roberts Academy. Younger teaches students with special needs, and Worldwide Graphics created the space for her students as part of the Adopt-A-Class program.

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and Beebe, and they offered to design and install the mural in her classroom. “We were talking about how it would be nice to have a place in the room where the kids could go for a calming effect,” Younger said. “Many of the students in my class have sensory needs, so we thought an ocean life scene would be both soothing and cognitively stimulating.” She said some of her students also require fairly intense motor skills therapy, so the colorful sea corner will also help them relax when needed. She plans to bring in a couple of small beach chairs and put some books about the beach in the area as well. “It’s just a special place where the students can take a break,” Younger said. “They’ll love it. “And it’s especially nice because everyone will be able to participate,” she said. Beebe, the owner and president of Worldwide Graphics, said it took about six hours for him and his staff to design and print the graphics for the walls, floor and ceiling tiles in the corner of the classroom. Beebe then spent about three hours himself installing the underwater scene. “This is really fun for me,” he said. “I do 40 different things throughout the day, so being able to get away and do this gives me an internal smile. I get to actually give back and do something for

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awards will be given to the winners in all age categories. Refreshments, including hot dogs, bagels and snow cones will be served before and after the event. The Incline District Band will provide the entertainment. Harmony Garden is once again sponsoring a challenge to all women and girls. The top three teams with the most number of


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and Price Hill Will. Both organizations have made strides to better the Price Hill neighborhood. The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 4. The course starts at Elder High School’s Schaeper Center and runs through the surrounding neighborhood. Each participant will receive a goody bag and a chance to win one of many door prizes. Recognition



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50th reunion

The 50th reunion for the Western Hills High School class of 1961 will be celebrated the weekend of June 10-11. The Friday night reunion will be at the Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, from 6-11 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. On Saturday evening there will be a dinner at Twin Lanterns, 6191 Harrison Ave., from 6-11 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. Musical entertainment from the 1960s will be provided by The Van-Dells. To make a reservation or for more information contact Marilyn Rupprecht Hoehne at 513-368-2980.

Seton, Elder host party

Students from across Greater Cincinnati will flock to Seton and Elder high school on Wednesday, June 22, for the annual dance hosted by the two schools. This year, seventh- and eighth-graders will be invited to check out their new neighborhood at the Seton-Elder Block Party. From hula hoop and dance contests to free throw advice from Elder’s varsity basketball coach, there will be something for everyone at the block party. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. in the Seton gymnasium. Permission slips are required and are available Online at, or

Just for girls

The Women’s Connection has openings in its summer programs for girls ages 8-14. The program runs June 13 to Aug. 11, at the Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Girls Club, for girls ages 811, will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Girl’s Life, for girls ages 12-14, meets from 4-6 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, both groups will have the opportu-

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nity to participate in the Price Hill Community Garden, and on Thursdays both groups will participate in field trips to local attractions. The goal of the program is to assist girls in becoming strong, independent women by engaging them in ageappropriate summer activities, enhancing their creativity and self-expression through art and music, providing them with knowledge about interpersonal communication, healthy relationships, and conflict resolution, assisting them in acquiring skills and tools for healthy living and making good choices and enriching their lives through a variety of cultural activities that they may have not had the opportunity to experience before. Pre-registration for the programs is required as space is limited. For more details or to register for the program, contact Jori Cotton at 471-4673 ext. 15 or jcotton@

Honor flight ride

The Cheviot Fraternal Order of Eagles, Eagle Riders, 3807 Glenmore Avenue, in Cheviot, will host its inaugural motorcycle benefit ride, Saturday, June 18. Proceeds will benefit Honor Flight Tri-State (, whose mission is to fly as many World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., at no cost to the veterans to visit their memorial. The Honor Flight Run takes place rain or shine Saturday, June 18. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Described as a scramble, the ride starts at noon with groups departing in 15-minute intervals. Rules of the road apply. Covering about 100 miles, with stops scheduled at the Lebanon FOE, Hamilton West FOE, Mount Healthy FOE, Keller Cafe, and return to the Cheviot FOE, where a picnicstyle dinner will be served. Chances for door prizes and raffles prizes will be sold. Music provided of D.J. Woody Inc. Cost is $15 per rider, $25 per couple. For further information contact Irene Viltrakis at, or at 513-661-1121; Rome J Vil-


A new Catholic adults group is organizing this spring on the West Side. With the mission of promoting a Christian example in the community, this group, geared toward adults up to the age of 35, invites Catholics to grow together in their faith through volunteerism, social events and discussion. Contact Trisha Dyer at 351-4616 or tdyer428@gmail. com for more information.

Seton theater camp

Seton High School has been long known for its theater program and this summer the school is continuing to share that program with a new generation of young people. Seton will hold the “Godspell, Jr.” theater camp July 18 through July 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The performance will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30. The camp is open to boys and girls ages seven to 18. Each student who attends the theater camp will have a role in the show. Auditions will be held at 6 p.m. on July 29 in Seton’s Performance Hall. The $100 camp fee must be paid in full before students may audition for a leading role. A registration form can be found at

Electronics recycling

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District will be collecting obsolete computer equipment and televisions from Hamilton County residents through Oct. 31 at 2trg, 11085 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. Drop-off unwanted computer equipment/TVs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Residents must bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill, in order to participate. This program prohibits the acceptance of computer equipment/TVs from businesses, churches, schools and non-profit organizations. Acceptable Items Include: CPUs, hard drives, personal

Prayer, procession

St. William and St. Teresa of Avila parishes will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with a prayer service and procession Sunday, June 26. The celebration begins with a prayer service at St. Teresa at 2 p.m., followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of West Price Hill, ending at St. William. The service concludes with Benediction, followed by punch and cookies outside the church. It is suggested that those attending this service park at St. William. A bus will transport people to St. Teresa beginning at 1 p.m. The same bus will be in the procession back to St. William, so those who have difficulty walking can participate in the procession. For more information, contact the Rev. Andrew Umberg, pastor of St. William, at 9210247 or visit www.saint

Park appreciation days

The Hamilton County Park District would like to say thank you to Hamilton County residents for their continued visitation and support of the parks. June 1, July 1 and Aug. 1 have been designated as “Free Firsts.” During Free Firsts appreciation days, county residents can enjoy free entry into a Hamilton County Park without a motor vehicle permit. Call 521-7275 or visit

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West Side preschool celebrates 10th anniversary

By Kurt Backscheider

Marty Smith loves going to work every morning. “I never wake up in the morning and feel like I have to go to work.” Smith is the director of A Child’s Garden, a preschool on the campus of St. Antoninus School in Green Township. The preschool, which serves children from age 2and-a-half until kindergarten, celebrated its 10th anniversary this school


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Jack Dollries, 4, of Miami Heights, enjoys his snow cone from Kona Ice during the party on the last day of school at A Child’s Garden preschool in Green Township. The preschool celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.




Graduate gifts can be practical and meaningful

year. Smith has been at the school every day since its humble beginnings, and said she is proud of the impact the school has had on the community in the past decade. “We are now the largest preschool in Cincinnati,” she said. “We began with 48 students and four teachers, and today we boast 302 students and 16 teachers.” She said families from as far away as Mason, Hamilton, Hyde Park and North-

Jaden Walpole, 4, rides through the bike wash during the festivities on the last day of school at A Child’s Garden preschool in Green Township. The preschool celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.


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ern Kentucky send children to the school. Students, teachers and parents celebrated the school’s anniversary Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24 – the final two days of this school year. Festivities included a kid car wash in which children pedaled tricycles through a maze of sprinklers and sponges, a bounce house from Party Hoppers and snow cones from Kona Ice. Green Township resident Niki Mancini said three of her four sons have attended the preschool. Her 4-yearold son, Nikolas, was a student there this year. “I love the teachers,” Mancini said. “They are absolutely wonderful.” She said in addition to helping her children prepare for kindergarten, the school

also taught them how to handle being separated from her, develop social skills and deal with life s disappointments. “They learn so much, and they also do so many fun activities,” she said. Smith, who has worked in education for 39 years, said she attributes the school’s growth and success to the quality education it delivers. She said A Child’s Garden was one of the first preschools in Ohio to earn the highest rating from the state in the Step-Up to Quality program, and all the teachers have degrees in early childhood education. “Our teachers are simply the best,” Smith said. For more information about the preschool, visit

A picture frame to capture the 2011 graduate’s favorite high school memory is just one of the many gifts available at the Western Hills Hallmark store, 2312 Ferguson Road. Ronda Schulz, card and gift shop manager, said there are a variety of picture frames with the date, one just for the tassel, and a frame that has space for both a photo and the tassel. Schulz said one of the most popular gifts this graduation season is a large autograph dog. “Usually, the autograph dogs are so small and having one this big makes a lot more sense,” she said. “Our Christmas ornaments for 2011 grads also are very popular.” On the more practical side, the shop has digital scrapbooks and photo albums and notepads. Patrick Koopman, a 2006 Elder graduate and 2010 Hanover College grad, said he loved the leather satchel his grandmother gave him for his collegiate graduation. “It’s been a great gift, but the stuffed animal I got when I graduated from Elder, well, not so much,” he said. Valerie Schneider, who graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Delhi Township last year, said per-

sonalized gifts meant a lot. “Sure, it’s nice to get the occasional book of inspirational quotes and of course the token Dr. Suess ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go,’ but to me the graduation gifts that I remember most are the personalized ones. “For me, that was tickets to Reds games, college Tshirts and sweatshirts, and gift cards to my favorite restaurants. “And of course there is one thing that all graduates want, whether they will admit it or not: money. No it’s not personalized, but I was able to use graduation money to help pay for textbooks, parking, and even tuition at grad school.” She had some advice for future college students, as well. “When you are deciding what to study in college, and where to go to college, look at all your options. “Also, study what you want to study, not what all your friends are going to study or what your parents want you study; you don’t want to get stuck doing something that makes you miserable. And don’t be afraid to change your mind. I know from personal experience that it’s okay to switch your area of study, even if it means you have to graduate later then originally anticipated.”

HONOR ROLLS St. Ursula Academy

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20102011 school year.


First honors: Allison Budde, Sarah Clark and Madeline Kiehl. Second honors: Laurel Cappel and Megan Huber.


First honors: Katherine Berding, Anne Dixon, Emily Engelhardt, Elizabeth Kehling, Sarah Kelley, Elizabeth Kelly, Grace Liesch, Maria Moore, Julia Springer and Alison Younts. Second honors: Danielle Chin, Elise Earley, Lucy Gaynor and Priya Mullen.


First honors: Lauren Ashley, Kathleen Byrne, Megan Devoto, Stephanie Franer, Mary Hofmann, Maria Napolitano, Chloe Pfander, Samantha Ramstetter and Alex Wuest. Second honors: Abigail Bettner, Katie Hulsman and Alli Lamping.


First honors: Ashley Bosse, Ellen Franke, Sarah Hulsman, Giovanna Kimberly, Elizabeth Millea, Lindsey Mueller, Colleen Reilly, Leslie Stegeman and Rachel Von Luehrte. Second honors: Krista Capozzolo, Anna Currin, Melissa Kelley, Alexandria Tensing and Olivia Weyler.



Christina Zoellner was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Evansville. • Lauren Combs was named to the spring dean’s list at the College of Mount St. Joseph. • Paul Erskine and James Schroeder were named to the spring semester academic merit list through the collaboration between Wilmington College and Cincinnati State Technical & Community College : The Academic Merit List recognizes those students, enrolled six to 11 hours, who earn at least a 3.6 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.


The following students graduated from Ohio University after the winter quarter: George Batsakes, bachelor of science in health services administration; Christopher Kortekamp, bachelor of science in media management; Hannah Meiser, bachelor of science in journalism, cum laude; Alexander Richmond, bachelor of science in exercise physiology; Douglas Schroeder, bachelor of specialized studies; and Joseph Super, bachelor of sci-

ence in education.

• Christina Zoellner has graduated from the University of Evansville with a bachelor of science in nursing. • Kristina Ehrman and Evan Hand have earned bachelor of fine arts degrees from The Art Academy of Cincinnati. • Cara Donahue has graduated from the University of Memphis with a doctorate in audiology.


The following students have received scholarships from Xavier University: • Seton High School senior Catherine Bisher has received a Trustee Scholarship. At Seton, Bisher is active in tennis, editor of the yearbook and president of the National Honor Society. The daughter of Diane and Donald Bisher of Delhi Township, she plans to major in education. • Elder High School senior Christopher Branigan has received a Dean’s Award. At Elder, Branigan is active in the Art Club, Key Club and Spirit Committee, and in lacrosse. He is the son of Susan and Tom Branigan of West Price Hill.

• Seton High School senior Akayla Floyd has received a Dean’s Award. At Seton, Floyd is active in the French and Photography clubs, and service. She is the daughter of Karen and Eric Floyd of West Price Hill. • Seton High School senior Alex Heekin has accepted a Dean’s Award. At Seton, Heekin is active in softball, ministry and service. The daughter of Linda and Bob Niehaus of Delhi Township, she plans to major in special education. • Elder High School Alex Jung has received a Buschmann Award. The son of Eileen and Steve Jung of Delhi Township, he plans to major in radiologic technology. • Elder High School Nicholas Lehan has received a Chancellor Scholarship. A Elder, Lehan is active in the National Honor Society, performing arts and leadership. The son of Judy and Herb Lehan of Delhi Township, he plans to major in pre-veterinary medicine. The Chancellor Scholarship, named in honor of Xavier’s late Chancellor James E. Hoff, S.J., is awarded to 15 incoming first-year students with excellent academic achievement. • Walnut Hills High School senior Katelyn Price of Sayler Park has


Ronda Schulz, manager of the Western Hills Hallmark store, makes sure the autograph dog is front and center in her display of graduation gifts.

received a Deans Award. At Walnut Hills, Price is active in the Green Club and choir, and as a student helper. Price plans to major in history. She is the daughter of Kelle Ross and Kelly Price. • Seton High School Jenna Weber has received a Dean’s Award. At Seton, Weber is active in softball, service and ministry. She is the daughter of Marian and Richard Weber of Delhi Township. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships, and the Dean’s and Schawe Awards. Award levels vary. • University of Cincinnati student Omolara McCloud has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Cincinnati Scholarship Fund of the Ohio CPA Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the Ohio Society of CPAs. Each year, the foundation offers regional college scholarships to students who are accounting majors enrolled at an Ohio college or university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and/or Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, maintain a 3.0 grade-point average or better (overall or in accounting) and have completed intermediate financial accounting or comparable course with a grade of 3.0 or better.

Gilbert A. Dater High School

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20102011 school year.

A honors

Taylor Brackett, Megan Doebrich, Francis Gyau, Jonathan Judge, Zoe Lee, Tyler Nicholas, Mitchell Peter, Andrew Rose, Molly Rose, Britney Simpson and Armani Yett.

A average

Robert Asher, Nicholas Becker, Sabrina Belcher, Leonard Belew, Vincent Bell, Amanda Bennett, Karin Brooks, Tyree Bryant-Harmon, Jessica Cain, Summer Colwell, Sara Colyer, Imari Dubose, Amber Etzel, Destiny Feltha, Emily Ferguson, Donissa Flowers, Benjamin Friskney, Kaylin Gaines, Lance Gibson, Robin Griffin, Aissatou Guisse, Joshua Gyau, Stacy Hail, Alexa Hamilton, Krystal Kelley, Lauren Kincer, Angela Marino, Gabriel Marko, Stephanie McFadden, Kayla McGill, Are Montay Nared, Maria Nkata, Meghan Patterson, Brittney Perry, Mary Pickett, Kelly Rose, Amy Saylor, Jacob Schoenung, Tazia Segar, Korea Smith, Alyssa Theuerling, Lavella Thompson, Armond Thompson, Lashawnette Townsend, Alexus White, Ivona White and Tyanna Williams.

B average

Makennzie Adams, Abdallah Amidou, Dina Ballard, Samantha Ballou,

Elizabeth Barnes, Aislynn Bell, Jessica Bennett, Anna Bens, Courtney Bentley, Kayla Billing, Ahmahd Blair, Fileeta Christian, Jarius Cobb, Edwin Cook, Jacob Cox, Seanta Crump, Shanteya Cunningham, Jazmyne Dear, Kyle Devoto, Mackenzie Elliott, Aaron Ernst, Brian Finley, Miranda Flemming, Casey Frank, Purcell Gaines, Deshawnta Goodson, Jessica Hankins, Matthew Hoffman, Linzie Hollandsworth, Jasmine Huffaker, Damiko Hunter, Amber Jacobs, Alexis JanesMaye, Nicholas Janes-Maye, Daisha Johnson, Shanique Kirby, Hakeem Lanier , Andrea Lowery, Taylor Lude, Albarina Maddox, Leon McCollum, Matthew McMullin, Brittany Mechley, Jazmine Mincy, Alexis Mitchell, Tiana Mutts, Tabitha Oswald, Abby Parker, Demondre Peak, Ebonni Pegues, Summer Pennekamp, Stephanie Pickett, John Pickett, Shasta Ralph, Shakendra Reynolds, Kaitlin Roberts, Jordan Rucker, Olliea Sanders, Jordan Saunders, Tiffany Scalf, Evan Sgouris, Aaron Singleton, Dailyn Stevenson, Laura Thiergartner, Alyssa Thomas, Daryl Thompson, Willie Thompson, Jr, Katherine Tucker, Countney Tucker, Iesha Walker, Caitlyn Ware, Cameron Washington, Jacob West, Sasha Wilkins, Juan Williams, Cody Winkle and Alison Woulms.



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Soccer commitments

The College of Mount St. Joseph recently announced that following student athletes will attend the College this fall and play soccer. • Zach Kayes, a striker/ midfielder from Roger Bacon High School, was ranked 12th out of the top 40 players in the GCL last season. In the classroom Kayes garnered Second Honors, he was a volunteer for Helping Hands Thanksgiving project (9-12), a volunteer at the St. Bart’s Festival, and a Children’s Hospital IAC (912). Kayes, the son of Nancy and Joseph Kayes, is planning on majoring in nursing. • Andrew Stenger, a center back/right wing from Cincinnati Christian High School, scored 10 goals his senior season and was named Second Team All-Conference. Stenger was on the Honor Roll in high school, in the Chess Club, and was in the drama department. The son of Kim and Frank Stenger, he is planning on majoring in middle childhood education and history. • Ben Vissing, a centeroutside midfielder from Clark Montessori High School, had 12 goals in his high school career, and was a Second Team All-MVC selection his junior and senior seasons. Vissing also achieved AllAcademic honors awards during high school. Vissing, the son of Ana and Jeff Vissing, is undecided about his major for college. • Mercedes Grisham, who played multiple positions in high school, from Ripley High School, had 18 goals her senior season and was named all-league her senior campaign. Mercedes, the daughter of Kim Brookbank and David Grisham, is planning on majoring in Nursing. • Hope Wurzelbackher, a defender/midfielder, from Ross High School, helped her team to the conference championship during her junior and senior seasons. Hope, the daughter of Tracey and Bill Wurzelbacher, is planning on majoring in biology/chemistry. • Bridgette Yuellig, a defender/sweeper, from Colerain High School, led her team to a 10-6-2 mark (4-4-1 conference) as a senior and captured All-GMC academic honors her final two seasons in high school. Bridgette, the daughter of Mindee and Greg Yuellig, is planning on majoring in nursing.

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Kevin Konkoly top runner in GMC

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in great shape, you have great recovery time and that you have natural speed and pure running form. So where can you improve? “I can definitely improve in my starts more – getting off the block a little faster.”

Oak Hills High School sophomore Kevin Konkoly was named Greater Miami Conference Runner of the Year. He won a league title in the 400 and finished third in the 100 and fourth in the 200. Here, Konkoly, who holds the school record in the 100 (10.89), discusses the first half of his preps career.

What have you learned from Coach Dean? “I’ve learned a whole lot – how to run, how to warm up, taking care of my body before a race. All kinds of stuff.”

What was it like being named GMC Runner of the Year as a sophomore? “I didn’t really take into consideration being a sophomore. I just worked hard at it. I feel great that I’ve done it this early in my career, and I’m just looking forward to working at it and getting it again next year.” Did it feel strange to be the only freshman to advance to regionals in either the 100 or the 200 last year? “It was because looking around almost everybody else was a senior. I was a little bit intimidated, but I just went through with it and just did my job.” Was it kind of surreal setting the school record in the 100 as a freshman? “A little bit. I mean, it felt good getting it. I was looking forward to breaking it the next year, but I

What are your goals for the rest of this year? “I hope to make it to the state finals in the 400.” What are the goals for your career? “To get the 400 record here at Oak Hills and to continue trying to make it back to state the next two years.” NICK DUDUKOVICH/STAFF

Oak Hills High School sophomore Kevin Konkoly was named Greater Miami Conference Runner of the Year.

haven’t done it. So I’ll just work at it again next year. What makes you such a good sprinter? “I work hard. I do know that.” Last year, (Oak Hills head track coach) Jerry Dean said that you’re

Now, I have to ask. Since (Oak Hills senior running back) Tommy Konkoly is your brother, who would win in a 40-yard dash if you guys raced? “I would probably have to go with me.” Would you also win the 100 and 200? “I think so.”

Highlanders, Panthers advancing to state Oak Hills High School and Elder advanced performers to the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships June 3-4 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Among the Division I boys advancers were: Cody Lacewell, Oak Hills, 1,600, 2 (4:22.49) Kevin Konkoly, Oak Hills 400, 3 (49.31) Tyrall Butler, Elder, 100, 3 (11.06).

State-qualifiers in Division II were not determined until after deadline. agree with that? “Maybe.” Has (Oak Hills head football coach) Kurry Commins been wanting you to play football? “The coaches are trying to get me, but I play soccer, and I’ve played soccer my entire life.” So football is probably not in your future? “Probably not.” What else has led to your success? “I have a great coach and great teammates that help me push myself and strive to get where I’m at right now.”

Do you think Tommy would

Sportsman of Year voting nears end Voting ends for the thirdannual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest at midnight Monday, June 6. The award – whose winners are determined online by newspaper readers – recognizes student-athletes of the highest caliber who show excellence in the classroom, community and in their sports. On the ballot for the Western Hills Press are: Sportsmen – Trey Casey, La

Salle; Ben Coffaro, Elder; Roderick Garrett, Western Hills; Tommy Konkoly, Oak Hills; Ian Korb, Elder Cody Lacewell, Oak Hills; Jacob Lindsay, Elder; Brad Rapking, Taylor; Nathan Sexton, Elder. Sportswomen – Tiffany Caldwell, Walnut Hills (Westwood resident); Rachel Eubanks, Oak Hills; Amy Feie, Mother of Mercy; Ellen Franke, St. Ursula (Delhi resident); Kristen Hayhow, Oak Hills; Erika Leonard, Mother of Mercy; Becca Meyer, Seton; and

Katie Phillips, Seton You can reach the ballots by clicking on any of the links designated for each of the three counties in Northern Kentucky and 12 Ohio ballots attached to specific Community Press newspapers. Schools covered by that newspaper are listed below the newspaper name. These names were derived from about 250

nominations received online from the readers h i p , coaches a n d athletic directors. Voting runs until midnight Monday, June 6. Top votegetter wins. Voters can cast up to 150 votes per day. The winners will be announced publicly online

and in print June 22-23. Voters will need a user account to cast a ballot. Sign up by using the link at the top, left-hand corner of or the link attached to your desired ballot. Contact Jordan Kellogg at for assistance to get your account set up. For all other questions on the Sportsman of the Year, contact Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@

Athlete of the week

Maggie Bischoff a junior and three-year varsity member of the Oak Hills Girls’ track and field team, is the Oak Hills High School athlete of the w e e k . Bischoff Bischoff has been the most reliable pointscorer this season. At the Ross Invitational last week, Bischoff ran the fastest leg of the third-place 4x800 meter relay and then came back to win the 3200 meter run in a thrilling finish. She then repeated her 4x800 performance and placed second in the 3200 at the Best of the West invitational days later.

Pitcher of the week

The College of Mount St. Joseph’s Brandon Bouley, who tossed a nine inning shutout win for the Lions in a season-ending 12-0 win over Defiance College, has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week. The senior left-hander tossed a five-hit, nine inning shutout against the Jackets and finished the season with a 6-3 mark. The Mount finished the season 21-19 overall, 14-11 in the HCAC.

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Oak Hills High School senior athletes announce their college choices during a recent signing reception. From left are Kristen Hayhow, swimming, Wright State University; Logan Fay, football, Lake Erin College; Michael Beam, soccer, University of Charleston; Danni Scholl, basketball, College of Mount St. Joseph; Logan Andriot, wrestling, College of Mount St. Joseph; Ben Porter, football, College of Mount St. Joseph; Emily Wohlfrom, track, College of Mount St. Joseph; Jake Allison, football and track, College of Mount St. Joseph; Bobby Sagers, football, College of Mount St. Joseph; Dylan Simkin, football, Valparaiso University; Sam Amend, soccer, Georgetown College; and Thomas Reuss, football, Georgetown College.


Five Elder High School athletes commit to play a college sport on April 27. Brad DePaoli will play football, Centre College, Ky. Brad is the son of Joyce and John DePaoli of Delhi Township, and is from St. Antoninus Parish; Corey Zielinski will run cross country and track for Xavier University. Corey is the son of Debbie Zielinski and Mike Zielinski of Delhi Township. He is from Our Lady of Victory Parish. Josh Makin will run cross country and track, Northern Kentucky University. Josh is the son of Diane and Jeff Makin of Western Hills. He is from St. Teresa Parish. Drew Schroeder will play tennis for Northern Kentucky University. Drew is the son of Angie and Don Schroeder of Western Hills. He is from St. Antoninus Parish. Danny James will play tennis for St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, Ind. Danny is the son of Mary and Dan James of Green Township. He is from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. PROVIDED

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Oak Hills wins GMC; falls in regional semis By Tony Meale

The day before the biggest match of the year – the match that would determine the Greater Miami Conference champion – the Oak Hills High School volleyball team had its worst practice of the season. It would have been easy for the Highlanders to follow that up with an uninspired performance against their next-day opponent, Lakota East, but that’s not how the action unfolded. Trailing 1-0 and 2-1, Oak Hills rallied for a 3-2 win over the Thunderhawks May 11, winning the decisive fifth game 15-12. “I think the guys took that bad practice as a challenge to not let it affect them the next day,” Oak Hills head coach Chris Morman said. The Highlanders finished the regular season 15-3 (71) and tied for first with Lakota West in the GMC. They opened the postseason with a 3-1 win over

Sycamore May 16 for their second playoff win in school history and second in as many years. Oak Hills, however, fell 3-1 to La Salle in the regional semifinals May 19. After dropping the first set 25-12, The Highlanders won the second 25-21 before falling 27-25 and 26-24 in the third and fourth sets, respectively. “My kids played an outstanding match and left it all out on the floor,” Morman said. “I couldn’t be more proud of the effort they showed.” Oak Hills hasn’t beaten La Salle – or any Greater Catholic League South team – since 2006. “We have the unfortunate circumstance of dealing with the GCL-South every year,” Morman said. “Getting the fifth seed in the playoffs is about the best you can do.” Oak Hills, which finishes 16-4 (7-1), had one of its better seasons in recent years despite the departure of Tim Menchen, a 2010

graduate and former GMC Player of the Year. “You don’t really know how your team is going to respond to losing such a leader, but everybody’s kind of taken their turn,” Morman said. “We’ve had consistent performers, but everybody looks to everybody else to contribute. It’s a lot of fun to see.” Oak Hills benefited from the play of seven seniors – Ryan Moorman (MB), Ryan Shappelle (DS/L), James Luebbe (OH/MB), T.J. Wagner (MB/OH), David Boehnlein (S), Matt Arlinghaus (S), and Andy Stegman (DS/L). Morman praised Moorman for his net play, cited Luebbe as the top allaround talent and credited Wagner for having “the game of his life” in that pivotal match against East. Juniors Zach Hauer (MB/OH), Ryan Bross (OH/DS), Austin Mielke (OH/DS) and Matt Dietrich (DS) also stepped up. “We’ve had great bal-


The Oak Hills High School volleyball team poses on campus. Among those pictured are (top, from left) James Luebbe, Matt Dietrich, Ryan Moorman, Dave Boehlein, T. J. Wagner, (bottom, from left) coach Craig Wessels, Paul Fieler, Jared Meyer, Austin Mielke, Ryan Shappelle, Andres Chisholm, Matt Arlinghaus, Austin Anderson, Zach Hauer, Ryan Bross, coach Chris Morman. ance,” Morman said. The Highlanders have now won at least 15 matches in two consecutive years, two league titles in the last four seasons and have had just one losing season under

Morman – and none since 2008. “We’ve had great commitment from the players,”

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No one – not even the coach or the players – expected this. The Mother of Mercy High School softball team graduated six seniors last year, returned only one this year (Erika Leonard) and returned just four players with varsity experience. “To be completely honest,” firstyear head coach Stefanie Kathman said, “we thought it was going to be more of a rebuilding year.” Yet, the Bobcats (21-2) won their third consecutive league title and advanced to the regional tournament for the first time since 1990. With weather delays, the Bobcats played after holiday deadlines on Saturday, May 28, and possibly May 29. Check the Press Preps blog for updates, “This was definitely a huge accomplishment, a big relief and very exciting,” Kathman said. “The girls wanted

to get further than they had in previous years.” Mercy went 39-11 in the last two seasons combined but was unable to advance past sectionals. This year, however, the Bobcats won their first three postseason games over New Richmond, Goshen and Ross by a combined 17-0. The Bobcats, which have allowed just 26 runs in 23 games, have gotten stellar pitching all season. Juniors Amy Feie and Anna Eggleston have combined to pitch every inning and have posted a 0.79 ERA with 231 strikeouts in 160.0 innings. Each hurler is 10-1. Kathman often employs both pitchers in the same game to confuse hitters. Both Feie and Eggleston rely on the fastball, but they have different wind-ups, different deliveries and different go-to pitches with different kinds of movement. “That makes it hard for the batter

to adjust,” Kathman said. Speaking of adjusting, Mercy has had to win in the postseason without getting much production from Leonard, who, through no fault of her own, is getting walked more often than not – and for good reason. Leonard leads the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet division in average (.559) and home runs (six) and is second in RBI (21). Opposing teams, understandably, aren’t giving her much to hit. Luckily for the Bobcats, the bottom of the order has come through, particularly junior shortstop Morgan Fuller and junior first baseman Rachel Fishburn. “Everybody’s contributing, and everybody’s doing their job,” Kathman said. The Bobcats enter regionals riding a 13-game winning streak. So much for rebuilding. “The girls have worked hard, and they’ve been motivated and dedicated – and it shows,” Kathman said. “They’re doing great.”

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La Salle hosts camp

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Last week’s question

Who do you think should be or will be the GOP presidential candidate in 2012? Why? “America is a great 200-plus year experiment. The best words written by all of mankind were the those in our Constitution and Bill of Rights. My father used to say that we elected presidents that represent our times. Mr. Obama is from the current celebrity America, and our next president, GOP or not, will represent us as we are now.” kipeck “Good question. Sadly, I do not see a really strong candidate in the wings right now. I like Michelle Bachman, but I don’t know if the country will elect a woman as president yet. The same goes for Sarah Palin. Mama Grizzly has a hard core following, but I don’t think she has enough numbers. Huckabee is not in the race. I don’t have a lot of confidence in Donald Trump. Mitt Romney is getting a lot of negative coverage for his support for the controversial health care plan in Massachusetts. McCain has showed that he didn’t have the right stuff, as much as I appreciate what he has been through. I think back to Clinton’s election, and Obama’s emergence as the Democrat candidate, and remember that both of them were virtual political unknowns, and I hope that somehow the GOP can find a candidate who is not really well known yet, and that this candidate can do what Clinton and Obama did. We have got to stop this arrogant person from winning a second term. One of the worst things he has done is to alienate one of our strongest allies – Israel – in favor of kowtowing to the Palestinians who have shown such antagonism and hatred for Israel.” Bill B. “I didn’t vote for Obama and I am not happy with him, but if the other side cannot come up with someone better than Ron Paul and Sarah Palin I will just give up and vote for Obama. I kind of think he is a shoe-in anyway.” D.D. “I have not yet seen a top notch candidate to run against President Obama. The ‘new majority’ now appears to be voters who have minimum or no tax burden. Plus if Obama gives citizenship to millions of illegal aliens he will increase this new majority even more guaranteeing his reelection. Go figure!” T.D.T. “I support Herman Cain for the GOP nomination in 2012. He has talent, ability and experience something terribly lacking in our current administration. Mr. Cain considers himself ABC AmericanBlack-Conservative three things that should prove to be very interesting when the liberal media attempt’s to play the race card. Will he get the free pass that Mr. Obama received during his campaign, not likely?” T.S.

Math counts

The Delhi Middle School MathCounts Club earned Gold Level status, the highest level of achievement, for success on monthly challenges and problem solving. To earn Gold Level status, the club had to complete five challenges and at least 12 students had to score 80 percent or higher on the Ultimate Math Challenge. MathCounts, a nationally recognized middle school math enrichment program, was created to inspire curiosity and confidence about math. The team is coached by math teacher Jim Barr. Pictured from left are Emma Sexton, Stephanie Werth, Sabrina Kaufelt, Tyler Gates, Jacob Schaub, Alia Lenihan, Brianna Frondorf, Alexis Wellinghoff, Julia Gomien, Tyler Heller, Jonah Yates, Tyler Parrish, Stacy Allen, Jessica Smith, Monica Nguyen, Annalise Donavan, Coach Jim Barr, Alex Minnick, Alex Schulz, Emily Lohmann, Jade Proctor, Chandler Harlow, Matt Brodbeck and Brent Cox. PROVIDED

ACB participates in the Flying Pig The American Council of the Blind of Ohio, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, proudly and capably participated in the Flying Pig Marathon events for the second time. This year, we were represented by 18 individuals in three events: the half marathon, the 10K, and the 5K. We thank all the guides who participated with us. Two were from the West Side of town. The person who trained with me for the half marathon and who served as my guide in the half marathon was from Pleasant Ridge. She met with me at least 12 times for training, a few times meeting with me in Covedale for a

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better part of town, but that fact, in my opinion, does not lessen the culpable ignorance of many West Side people. May God forgive the West Side residents who feel so “uncomfortable” around their fellow citizens because I sometimes find it difficult to forgive such culpable ignorance. I did contact an institution on the West Side of town, an institution known for community service, and my request for guides to assist our members in the Flying Pig Marathon events received absolutely no response. If people choose to be “uncomfortable” and short-sighted, at least I would like

them to own up to their inadequacies. Thanks to our guides: Mary Beth Donelan and her daughter Elizabeth of Pleasant Ridge, Donna Foust of Downtown, Sue Hill and Mary Lou Hausman of Delhi, Joyce Asher of Cheery Grove, and Greg Wilmhoff of Lakeside Park in Northern Kentucky; and thanks to all our members and supporters for a grand experience! I challenge more people to serve as guides in the Flying Pig Marathon events for 2012 and to otherwise give themselves permission to join in our fun and triumphs. Joyce Rogers lives in Covedale.

Always good to assess your strengths Until I read the AP wire story, I had never heard of Kotaku Wamura. At one time Wamura was the mayor of a village of Fudai, Japan. “In the rubble of Japan’s northeast coast, one small village stands as tall as ever after the tsunami. No homes were swept away. In fact, they barely got wet. Fudai is the village that survived – thanks to a huge wall once deemed a mayor’s expensive folly and now vindicated as the community’s salvation.” Wamura’s convictions came from his personal experience seeing bodies being dug up following the devastating 1933 tsunami. He acted on his personal belief and persuaded the village council to build both a 51-foot-high seawall AND floodgate panels that could be lifted to allow the Fudai River to empty into the cove and be lowered to block tsunamis. The village council initially balked. But Wamura somehow

persuaded them that this was the only way to protect lives. “The concrete structure spanning 673 feet was completed in 1984. Cinda The 3.56 billion Gorman yen cost was split between Community the prefecture Press guest and the central column g o v e r n m e n t , which financed public works as part of its postwar economic strategy. “On March 11, after the devastating 9.0 earthquake hit, workers used remote controls to shut the floodgate’s four main panels. Smaller panels on the sides jammed, and a firefighter rushed down to shut them by hand. The tsunami battered the white beach in the cove, leaving debris and fallen trees. But behind the flood-

gate, the village is virtually untouched.” Kotaku Wamura left office three years after the floodgate was completed. He died in 1997 at age 88. At his retirement, Wamura stood before village employees to bid farewell: “Even if you encounter opposition, have conviction and finish what you start. In the end, people will understand.” Since the tsunami, residents have been visiting his grave to pay respects. If I read the story correctly, no tsunami ever tested that seawall or floodgate in Wamura’s lifetime. He almost certainly experienced ridicule for this “folly” during the remaining thirteen years of his life as it stood untested. However, he was resolute and felt that people would one day understand. What motivated him to see this project to its completion? As a strengths performance coach, it is not my role to “guess” Kotaku

Wamura’s signature strengths. But I do have a hunch or two. You can discover your strengths by purchasing a copy of Tom Rath’s Strengthsfinder 2.0 and taking a simple online assessment of your personal preferences in a variety of situations. Find out your top five strengths and activate some clear strategies for building up each of them. Enlist an accountability partner or coach to keep you on track. You could be the next Kotaku Wamura of your family, workplace, congregation or community because your top five strengths were identified, stretched and applied in the best places. Cinda Gorman, a life and career coach, is coordinator and host of the Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group. You can reach her at 513-662-1244 or Her website is www.


Next question In the wake of all of the severe weather in recent weeks, how do you grade the local meterologists? Are they doing a good job notifying the public of potential danger or is the weather coverage overdone?

walk. Today, I was reminded of one down side of the Flying Pig for us. I heard about a person who lost her job in C o v e d a l e Joyce Rogers because cusCommunity tomers were uncomfortPress guest “able” by being columnist “subjected” to the service of a competent worker with a disability. My, my! What a crime! The question is “Whose crime!” That person now has a better job in a

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bus, Ohio 43215-4611 or call 513-481-9800 or 614-466-8258; fax 614-719-3584. E-mail: The 30th District includes Green, Miami and Delhi townships. • 31st District – Denise Driehaus (D) In Columbus, write to: 77 S. High St., 13th Floor, Columbus, OH., 43215-6111 or call 614-466-5786; fax 614-719-3585 E-mail: The 31st District includes Westwood, Price Hill, Sayler Park, Cheviot, Addyston, Cleves and North Bend.

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Ashley Maynard waves to family and friends during the Mount St. Joe commencement ceremony.



Mount graduate Randall Mitchell receives a kiss from his mother after the ceremony.

Sister Barbara Hagedorn, president of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, was given an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during the morning ceremony. Sister Nancy Bramlage, a Mount board member, assists President Tony Aretz during the hooding ceremony for Hagedorn.

Mount graduation The College of Mount St. Joseph graduated 566 students in ceremonies May 7. The two exercises were in the Jean Patrice Harrington, SC, Student Center. This year’s commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients were: Barbara Hagedorn, SC, president of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, who addressed the adult and graduate students during a morning ceremony. Hagedorn was honored for all she has done during her

presidency, as well as her dedication to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious over the years. Leonard Little Finger, Lakota leader and educator, addressed the traditional students during an afternoon ceremony. Little Finger was honored for his dedication to the preservation of the Lakota culture and language, and for his life-long dedication to respect and dignity of all persons. Both speakers will be awarded honorary Doctor of

Humane Letters degrees. Three students selected as MSJ Distinguished Students delivered addresses at each ceremony. The MSJ Distinguished Student Awards are presented to graduates who have demonstrated superior academic performance and participation in community service reflective of the mis-

sion of the College. The 2011 MSJ Distinguished Students are: • Debbie Flerlage, nursing major (adult undergraduate student). • Andrea Sullivan, nursing major (graduate student). • Adam Alford, biology major (traditional student).


The rain didn’t keep Mount Football Coach Rod Huber and wife, Sandy, from celebrating their daughter Jillian’s graduation.


Ryan Greer poses for a quick photo at the College of Mount St. Joseph graduation ceremonies.


Mount graduate Randall Mitchell receives a kiss from his mother after the ceremony at the College of Mount St. Joseph.


Molly Robinson walks across stage receiving her diploma during the College of Mount St. Joseph commencement ceremony.

Moms have fun spraying Silly String on their daughters after the Mount St. Joe graduation ceremony.



Speaker Leonard Little Finger awards Mount President Tony Aretz with a special gift from the Lakota people in South Dakota during the graduation ceremony at the College of Mount St. Joseph.


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MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Woodwind Steel, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, 451-1157; Riverside.


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. Participate in one, two or all three hikes. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; North Bend.


Price Hill Pacer 5K, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Elder High School Schaeper Center, 4005 Glenway Ave., Includes refreshments, goodie bag, after-race party with the Incline District Band and Kids’ Fun Run in the Pit. Benefits Santa Maria Community Services and Price Hill Will. Family friendly. $20, $15 students, groups (5-10 people) $15 per person; $15, $10 students, groups (5-10 people) $10 per person advance. Registration required. Presented by Santa Maria Community Services. 557-2730, ext. 408; West Price Hill. S U N D A Y, J U N E 5


St. Jude Bridgetown Festival, 7 p.m.-midnight, St. Jude Church, 5924 Bridgetown Road, Music by the Sullivan Janszen Band. Rides, games, bid-n-buy and more. 5741230. Bridgetown.


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Year-Round Gardening: Perennial Palooza, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, June is perennial plant month and the perfect time to add those plants that keep coming back year after year. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.


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


Gamble-Nippert YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Daily through June 10. Arts and crafts, swimming, weekly themed activities, field trips and more. Ages 6-12; age 5 if kindergarten graduate. Precamps open 6:30 a.m.; post-camps close 6 p.m. $159, $125 members; $10 each weekly pre- or post-camps. Registration required. 661-1105. Westwood. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 7

Kelly Routt, 8-11 p.m., J. Gumbo’s White Oak, 6032 Cheviot Road, Free. 385-1995. White Oak.

Noises Off, 6:30-9 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Auditionees must be 18+ years of age. Must have a resume listing theatrical experience in order to audition. A head shot/picture is appreciated but not required. Auditionees will be asked to read from the script. Free. 2416550; West Price Hill.

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.





Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, $4. 251-7977. Riverside.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to walk. Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sayler Park. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 4


Coffee for Kalli, 6-10 p.m., Zen and Now Coffee House, 4453 Bridgetown Road, Includes music and basket raffles. Benefits Kalli Haas, 6-year-old who was attacked by family dog. Email for more information. Donations accepted. 598-8999. Cheviot.


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


St. Jude Bridgetown Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Jude Church, Music by the PoleCats. Free. 574-1230. Bridgetown.

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


St. Jude Bridgetown Festival, 4-11 p.m., St. Jude Church, Family Day. Free. 5741230. Bridgetown.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. Through Oct. 30. 598-5732; Green Township.


Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road, Nonmembers welcome. Music by Nelson. $5. 451-3560. Delhi Township. M O N D A Y, J U N E 6


Noises Off, 6:30-9 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, Free. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Zumba and Curves, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189. Miami Heights.



The sixth annual Price Hill Pacer is Saturday, June 4, at Elder High School’s Schaeper Center, 4005 Glenway Ave. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Entry fees are $20, $15 for students 17 and younger, and $15 per person for groups of 5-10 runners, which includes refreshments, goodie bag, after-race party with the Incline District Band and Kids’ Fun Run in the Pit. T-shirts are an additional $5. Proceeds benefit Santa Maria Community Services and Price Hill Will. For more information, call 557-2730, ext. 408, or visit Dog’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Graeter’s, 3301 Westbourne Drive, Dogs receive a free sample of Frosty Paws, a healthy frozen treat, with no added sugar, artificial flavors or colors. Pet owners can choose from more than 20 flavors of ice cream, including the seasonal summer flavors. 721-3323; Bridgetown.

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Yoga for Strength and Healing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood. Zumba Class, 6:30 p.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave., $7 per class. Presented by Sayler Park Recreation Center. 941-0102. Sayler Park.


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7:30 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.



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.


Charlie Runtz, 6:30-10 p.m., Black Sheep Bar & Grill, 3807 North Bend Road, With special guest Chad Runtz. 481-6300. Cheviot.


Dog’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Graeter’s, 2376 Ferguson Road, Dogs receive a free sample of Frosty Paws, a healthy frozen treat, with no added sugar, artificial flavors or colors. Pet owners can choose from more than 20 flavors of ice cream, including the seasonal summer flavors. 721-3323; Westwood.

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Community Mental Health Assistance, 1-3 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Mental health support with Recovery International. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Recovery International. 379-6233. Cheviot. W E D N E S D A Y, J U N E 8


Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Presented by Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association. 385-3780. Green Township.

St. Antoninus Parish Festival, 6-11 p.m., St. Antoninus Parish, 1500 Linneman Road, Music, air-conditioned casino, games, food and rides. Alcohol with ID. Free. 922-5400; Green Township. St. Bernard Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, Taylor Creek, 7130 Harrison Ave., Friday: Music by Final Order. Bingo, Bid-N-Buy and plant, ham and fruit booths. Rides, games and chance to win up to $25,000. Alcohol with ID. Presented by St. Bernard Church. Through June 12. 3534207; Colerain Township. Holy Family Church Festival, 7-11 p.m., Holy Family Church - East Price Hill, 3006 W. Eighth St., Through June 12. 921-7527. East Price Hill.


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



Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.2 a.m., The Full Moon Saloon, 4862 Delhi Ave., Free. 244-6111. Delhi Township.


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


Grandmothers Raising Their Grandchildren, 5-6:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Share stories and support one another on second journey of motherhood. With Eve Holland. Child care available upon request. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673, ext. 17; West Price Hill. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 1

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

St. Antoninus Parish Festival, 5:30-11 p.m., St. Antoninus Parish, Free. 922-5400; Green Township. St. Bernard Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, Taylor Creek, Saturday: Music by the Renegades. Bingo, Bid-N-Buy and plant, ham and fruit booths. 353-4207; Colerain Township. Holy Family Church Festival, 5-11 p.m., Holy Family Church - East Price Hill, Spaghetti dinner, only 250 tickets sold. Beer with wristband. 921-7527. East Price Hill.

Zumba and Curves, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189. Miami Heights.


Covedale Gardens Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., Covedale Gardens, Ralph and Covedale avenues, The Maldroits. Bring seating. Volunteers also needed. Presented by Covedale Neighborhood Association. 4711536; Covedale.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park. T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 9

EXERCISE CLASSES Yoga for Strength and Healing, 10:3011:30 a.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood. Zumba and Curves, Noon-12:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189. Miami Heights. HEALTH / WELLNESS AMANDA DAVIDSON/STAFF King’s Island’s new animatronic dinosaur park, Dinosaurs Alive!, features more than 60 life-sized dinosaurs in a 12.5-acre Jurassic forest setting. Also part of the new park are an excavation site, a kids’ dig area and a dinosaur-themed gift shop. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Visit

Health Fair, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Various free tests offered such as blood pressure, glucose tolerance, ear check and spinal check. Includes door prizes. Free. Presented by Bernens Medical. 347-1450. Delhi Township.


Summerfair, a fine arts and crafts fair, is Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5, at Coney Island. On exhibit and for sale are works by more than 300 artisans in mediums including: jewelry, sculpture, photography, painting and more. Four entertainment stages feature bands, dance and theatre troupes. Hours are: 2-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 adults, free for ages 12 and under. The Little Black Dress Event is 7-10 p.m. Friday and features dresses from select boutiques and jewelry from Summerfair artists. Tickets are $15. Visit Pictured is Kelli Dinnison of West Chester looking at sculptures at the Copper Ink Studio booth during last year’s fair.

Community | Life

Delhi-Price Hill Press

June 1, 2011


In the modern world, speed gets us nowhere fast bites bite the hand of the ideas that feed them … The first victim of speed is Father Lou truth, and news Guntzelman the flash canPerspectives not be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” Our desires lead us to faster rates of acquisition of unnecessary products, the latest technology, and the quickest diets. We think multi-tasking deserves a trophy and cellphoning while driving a car makes us efficient. Author David Whyte said, “The great tragedy of speed as an answer to the complexities and responsibilities of existence is that very soon we cannot recognize anything or anyone who is not traveling at the same velocity as we are.” Velocity causes a blurred vision and speed-work can cause a type of amnesia. “There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed

and forgetting,” wrote Milan Kundera. Some wondrous elements of a good life are diminished by speed. Relationships are one of them. Personal relationships need to develop over time and with time. Speed crushes them and stifles intimacy. Slaves to speed start losing sight of family members, especially children, or those who are ill or infirm. A friend falls sick and speedsters find it frustrating or distracting. Sickness doesn’t fit into a culture that is on the go. Sadly, not only family suffers but our speed begins to cause us to leave behind parts of our own selves that need tending. We forget that our sanity, interior health and spirituality need much more attention than we are giving them. To construct something enduring in our own lives, speed is never the answer. It hampers our personal development and glues us more firmly to a lesser identity than is our goal. A person of insight realizes that speed can become a great defense mechanism

for hiding behind. We feel it exonerates us from stopping and really looking objectively at our lives. Unconsciously, we may even enjoy it as an excuse for our insensitivities toward others and for being uninvolved with life itself. If we are a speed addict, what can we do about it? The key seems to be to find a restful yet attentive presence in the midst of our work; to find some source of energy other than our constant application of effort and will. To engage our will continually exhausts us and prevents us from creating something in our work that endures. There is such a thing as accomplishing great work with a light touch. We need discipline enough to create times of quiet and solitude for reflection. Poets and mystics often see what most cannot. Poet Robert Frost argued for a counterbalance to speed. He wrote, “Everyone should be free to go very slowly … for what you want, what you’re hanging around in the world waiting for, is for something to occur

YMCA wants pros who give back The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is looking for professionals who share its vision of nurturing the potential of young people, and promoting healthy living and social responsibility. YMCA Achievers who will be honored at the 2011

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Potato chip cookies bring back pecan memories Te a c h ing classes at Jungle Jim’s is always fun for me. Ron Wilson, gardening Rita e x p e r t , Heikenfeld and I r e c e n t l y Rita’s kitchen taught “From an urban garden to kitchen” classes. My sous chefs, Ellen Mueller and Janet Hontanosas, prepped everything ahead of time so both classes went well and everyone enjoyed “Yardboy Ron” and his abundant gardening wisdom, along with my garden menu. After class, I was chatting with Leigh Ochs, the director, and she showed me some potato chip cookies that were being featured as a weekly recipe in Jungle’s ad. Boy did those cookies bring back memories. They

were a favorite of my kids growing up, tasting a little bit like Pecan Sandies but a lot less expensive. I couldn’t wait to get home to bake up some memories. Here’s my adaptation of Leigh’s recipe.

Potato chip cookies

These are good to tote to a potluck or picnic. 1 cup butter, softened 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 ⁄4 cup crushed potato chips 3 ⁄4 cup toasted pecans, chopped fine 2 cups all purpose flour Additional sugar, for finishing cookies (I use raw sugar) Preheat oven to 350°. Spray or line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar thoroughly with an electric mixer. Add vanilla and mix well. Stir in potato chips and

pecans. Add flour and stir to combine. Shape into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten gently with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned; remove from baking sheets and cool on a rack. Makes about 21⁄2 dozen.

Master recipe for quiche

A “loyal reader” sent this in. If you don’t have Gruyère, use Swiss or your favorite cheese. Quiche makes a nice brunch, lunch or supper dish. 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, diced Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped 4 eggs 1 cup half-and-half 8 ounces Gruyère, grated 1 ⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 deep dish pie crust

Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large skillet, over medium-low heat, heat the oil. Add the onions, salt and pepper. Cover and cook until the onions are softened, five to seven minutes. Add the parsley and cook, covered, for two minutes more. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs and halfand-half. Stir in the Gruyère and the onion mixture. Pour egg mixture into the pie crust; it will be very full. Bake until the filling is set and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let rest for five minutes. Cut into wedges and serve. Serves six-eight.

Black-eyed pea stew

I had this at daughter-inlaw Jessie’s, house. I came over to watch the kids and it was a chilly, rainy day. She warmed me up a bowl of this stew. Here’s my adaptation. The recipe called for dried

peas without soaking, but I soaked them to speed up the cooking process 2 cups dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight and drained or do a quick soak** (can substitute 2 cans black-eyed peas which are ready to go) Olive oil 1 generous cup chopped yellow onion 8 ounces kielbasa, regular or turkey halved lengthwise and cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces 4-6 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1 ⁄4 to 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper Salt and pepper to taste 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon cider vinegar or more to taste 28 oz. diced tomatoes Kale, spinach or mustard greens Red wine vinegar (opt. but good) Film bottom of pot with olive oil. Add onion to pan; cook until tender. Add

sausage; cook until lightly browned. Stir in 4 cups broth; bring to a simmer, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in peas, salt, peppers, and bay leaves. Cover and simmer 30 minutes for dry, soaked beans or 20 for canned. If necessary, add more broth. Uncover and cook 20 minutes or until liquid begins to thicken and peas are tender. Stir in vinegar, tomatoes, and greens; simmer 10 more minutes or so and serve. Pass the red wine vinegar! **Tip from Rita’s kitchen: to quick soak dry beans, cover with water and bring to a boil. Take off heat and let sit for 1 hour, then drain. Serves six-eight. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

College of Mount St. Joseph receives community service award The College of Mount St. Joseph has been named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

“To be on the Community Service Honor Roll is a distinctive privilege for the College of Mount St. Joseph,” said Mount President Tony Aretz. “It recognizes that our students, faculty and staff are living the Mount’s mission of service in the classroom and in the

community. Service is an important component of being a Catholic academic community and a college sponsored by the Sisters of Charity.” Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors, including the scope and innovation of service

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projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service learning courses. Last year Mount students gave nearly 34,000 service hours to the community. Three of the Mount’s community service programs recognized by the Honor Roll: Urban Schools

Tutoring Project, a program designed to tutor at-risk youth in Cincinnati Public and Catholic schools; United Methodist Church (UMC) Youth Activities, an afterschool program that provides youth with a positive environment to interact with Mount students; and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, an Honors class that travels to

the United Nations in New York to discover and connect the goals of the U.N. with local needs. Students can also earn a free onehour credit for service learning taken in conjunction with academic courses at the Mount through the Service Learning Program. More information is online at bxzn8o.

2011 Scholarship Winners St. Antoninus Kayla Rolfes Mark Burger

Our Lady of Lourdes Zoey Hacker Billy Stath Ally Klaserner

St. Bernard Carly Schnieder Matthew Carroll

Our Lady of Victory Rileigh Smyth Jack Dee Our Lady of Visitation Megan Spraul Ryan Furniss Resurrection Brianna Wogenstahl Seth Visbal


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St. John the Baptist (Harrison) Jenna Minnelli Brad Anneken St. Joseph Bria Burse

St. Catharine Jenna Gresham Alex Mastruserio

St. Jude Gina Poynter Vincent Gilardi

St. Dominic Emily Berning Kyle King

St. Lawrence Sarah Sunderman St. Martin Elizabeth Caldwell Andrew Hogue Brian Wesley

St. Ignatius David Guck St. James Elle Katenkamp Christian Jolly

St. Teresa Allison Bihl Trevor Johnson Samuel Barsan

St. John the Baptist (Dry Ridge) Abby Kreimer Benjamin Peters

St. William Emma Utley Brian Klayer

The Educational Scholarship Assistance Program (ESAP) is a privately-funded grant program. ESAP has awarded close to $800,000 over the past seven years to families with children in Catholic grade schools. ESAP is funded through the generosity of George “Butch” Hubert and his family.

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Janice Bokenkotter, 74, Delhi Township, died May 19. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Christine (Kevin) Preston, Tim (Mary Ann), Glenn (Barb), Todd (Holly) Bokenkotter; grandchildren Bokenkotter Nicholas Preston, Amy (Joe) Wojnowski, Allison, Bradley, Ryan, Todd Jr. Bokenkotter; sister Diane (Bill) Blazer. Preceded in death by husband William Bokenkotter, sister Marilyn Hofmann. Services were May 24 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

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Amy Deaton, born 1978, vicious dog, May 6. James Edward Sweet, born 1967, possession of an open flask, May 9. Jesse R. Shadrick, born 1967, possession of an open flask, May 9. Andrea Black, born 1984, vicious dog, May 10. Angela Phillips, born 1983, vicious dog, May 10. Cory Brown, born 1967, city or local ordinance violation, May 10. Darwin L. Frierson, born 1968, vicious dog, 3757 W. Liberty St., May 10. Dequan Burke, born 1990, excessive sound-motor vehicle, May 10. Derrick Cannon, born 1982, vicious dog, May 10. Evelyn Byndon, born 1967, vicious dog, May 10. Holly R. Ginn, born 1988, possession of drug abuse instruments, May 10. Jamar Ayers, born 1987, vicious dog, May 10. Michael Preston, born 1967, vicious dog, May 10. Rashaun Edwards, born 1982, vicious dog, May 10. Rod Tucker, born 1974, vicious dog, May 10. Sago Johnson, born 1991, vicious dog, May 10. Sonya K. Navarro, born 1981, vicious dog, May 10. Tondra G. Guyton, born 1955, vicious dog, May 10. Wendy Sexton, born 1972, vicious dog, 4129 W. Eighth St., May 10. Airron Allbright, born 1990, vicious dog, May 11. Benny Stallworth, born 1952, vicious dog, May 11. Christy Hunley, born 1986, vicious dog, May 11. Deangelo Thomas, born 1986, vicious dog, May 11. Lorenzo Collins, born 1984, vicious dog, May 11. Sarah Spicer, born 1986, falsification,







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May 23. He was a carrier for the United States Postal Service, Survived by wife Dorothy Kunkemoeller; children Barbara (Bob) Carrier, Bill Kunkemoeller (Sue Lawhorn), Terri, Rose Mary Kunkemoeller , Sandy (Ed) Miller, Tracy (Michael) Grome; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by eight siblings. Services were May 28 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Clara Rice

Clara Lewis Rice, 89, died May 22. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mount Healthy Chapter 365 and 69-year member of the Price Hill Baptist Church. Survived by children Ruth

May 11. Sherry Terry, born 1985, loitering to solicit, May 11. Stacey A. Holt, born 1983, vicious dog, May 11. Jeffrey D. Davis, born 1960, vicious dog, 4017 W. Liberty St., May 12. Ronald Andrew Farie, born 1986, vicious dog, 4017 W. Liberty St., May 12. Travis Clark, born 1988, vicious dog, May 12. Danielle Drahman, born 1991, disorderly conduct, May 13. Brandon Steele, born 1992, receiving stolen firearm, carrying concealed weapons, 4508 Glenway Ave., May 16. Larry Wright, born 1978, obstructing official business, criminal trespassing, 944 Chateau Ave., May 17. Ronald Scott Monroe, born 1968, disorderly conduct, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 17. William Shufford, born 1989, assault, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 17. Cortez Reed, born 1990, misdemeanor drug possession, domestic violence, aggravated burglary, 725 Mount Hope Ave., May 18. Cortez Reed, born 1990, domestic violence, 975 Wells St., May 18. Deidih M. Lekoueiry, born 1965, domestic violence, 1856 Sunset Ave., May 18. Lance Fisher, born 1989, obstructing official business, 4990 Cleves Warsaw Pike, May 18. Andrew Wilburn, born 1986, possession of drug abuse instruments, 5001 Glenway Ave., May 19. Gregory White, born 1955, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., May 19. Terrence Elliott, born 1981, criminal damaging or endangering, 1230 Beech Ave., May 19. Darrell Allsbrook, born 1972, having a weapon under disability, 3108 Warsaw Ave., May 20. Darrell Dorsey, born 1979, domestic violence, 3424 Kensington Place, May 20. David A. Coffman, born 1967, assault,

DEATHS Hansen, Sandy (Jerry) Hansert, Donald (Patti) Rice; grandchildren John (Amy) Hansen, Kimberly (Donnie) Robertson, Teresa (Tony) Rice Miller, Michael (Jen Pugh) Hansert, Paige (Nathan) Bates, Tara (Clay) Smith; great-grandchildren Cassandra, Amber, Gretchen, Chase Hansen, Kasie, Martin, McKenzie, Isabella Robertson, Morgan, Alex Miller, Ava, Edie, Nate Bates; siblings Henry, Thomas Lewis, Frances, Mary Ann Lykins. Preceded in death by husband Michael Rice Jr., siblings Charles Lewis, Norma Bartram. Services were May 28 at Heritage Community Church. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Heritage Community Church, 4431 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

522 Elberon Ave., May 20. Durrell Turner, born 1987, carrying concealed weapons, having a weapon under disability, obstructing official business, receiving stolen firearm, 3108 Warsaw Ave., May 20. Johnathan Levan, born 1983, felonious assault, 522 Elberon Ave., May 20. Joseph Fanning, born 1990, menacing, disorderly conduct, 1651 Atson Lane, May 20. Marco Alexander, born 1990, drug abuse, trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3700 W. Liberty St., May 20. Michael Jacobs, born 1978, having a weapon under disability, 3108 Warsaw Ave., May 20. Raul Armando Vega, born 1975, domestic violence, 4431 W. Eighth St., May 20. Sonny Eugene Ross, born 1967, public indecency, 1234 Iliff Ave., May 20. Thomas Bibbs, born 1990, menacing, 6390 Gracely Drive, May 20. Drema Ervin, born 1971, assault, 1010 Considine Ave., May 21. Jonathan S. Wainz, born 1983, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., May 21. Michael J. King, born 1972, assault, 1010 Considine Ave., May 21. Taureen Nickles, born 1992, misdemeanor drug possession, felonious assault, 3441 Warsaw Ave., May 21. Tim Lowe, born 1967, domestic violence, assault, resisting arrest, 3531 Glenway Ave., May 21. Anthony Henke, born 1984, possession of criminal tools, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 22. Charles Steven Jones, born 1991, vicious dog, 3105 Warsaw Ave., May 22. Gary W. Taylor, born 1956, assault, 4865 Guerley Road, May 22. Joe Theobald, born 1960, domestic violence, 1228 Texas Ave., May 22. Theodore Blye, born 1959, obstructing official business, 1790 Grand Ave., May 23.


Joyce Roessler

Joyce Davidson Roessler, 61, Delhi Township, died May 20. She worked in accounting at Ferguson Enterprises. Survived by daughters Kim (John) Boujaoude, Robin (Mike) Cox; grandchildren Mary, Joey Boujaoude, Alysia (Steve) Mers; greatgranddaughter Katie Mers; brother Wayne “Tookie” (Bernice) Davidson; nieces Jessica, Angie. Preceded in death by husband James “Bear” Roessler. Services were May 25 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Thelma Ruhstaller

Thelma Garner Ruhstaller, 90, Delhi Township, died May 23. She was a food server with Dyer Deli Survived by daughters Diane (Doc) Iles, Nancy, Theresa Ruhstaller; grandchildren Shannon (Terry) Grooms, Erin (Gary) O’Leary, Kimberly Iles, Kelly Ottman, Jessica, Brandon, Autumn Ruhstaller; great-

grandchildren Amanda, Taylor O’Leary; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Richard Ruhstaller. Services Ruhstaller were May 28 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

Robert Wood

Robert A. Wood, 87, Green Township, died May 19. He was a judge for Hamilton County. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by long-time companion Mary Armor; children Bob Jr., Randy, Tracy (Nick Jevic) Wood; grandchildren Eric, Tyler Wood,

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 2326 Grand Ave., May 13. 809 Wells St., May 13. 1208 Beech Ave., May 13. 1627 Minion Ave., May 13. 2911 Price Ave., May 14. 1197 Rulison Ave., May 14. 912 Seton Ave., May 15.

Alex, Caty Jevic; sister Gladys Wuerdeman. Preceded in death by wife Mary Wood, brother Donald Wood, grandson Evan Wood. Services were May 24 at Radel Funeral Wood Home. Memorials to: Christ Hospital Foundation, 2139 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.



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