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Volume 83 Number 23 © 2010 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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A song and dance man must know how to throw pizza dough – and catch it – to star in this musical. Such skills are required for the lead role in “Buddy, the musical.” Simmered in pasta, pizza sauce and pathos, the show tells the rags-to-riches story of Cincinnati’s emperor of pizza, Buddy LaRosa. Starting with his lone Westwood pizzeria in 1954, his empire has grown to 61 Greater Cincinnati locations annually grossing about $134 million. In the works for a year, “Buddy” runs Aug. 11-14 at the College of Mount St. Joseph theater. Proceeds go to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. “Children’s Hospital kept my family intact,” said LaRosa, who never met a charitable-fundraiser he didn’t like. “When my oldest, Denise, was born, she had a congenital heart problem,” he added. “I’ve never forgotten how the people at Children’s took care of her. She’s alive today because of them. This is a small way of saying ‘thanks.’ ” That generosity “is typical Buddy. That’s why he deserves to have a musical written about him,” said the show’s creator, Dick Ruehrwein. “He’s always helping somebody.” Ruehrwein has spent 20 years putting musical revues and comedies on local and regional stages.

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Buddy LaRosa will soon add another link in his historic career with the production of “Buddy, The Musical,” a mid-August production that coincides with his 80th birthday. None of his shows has made it to Broadway. “But I have a funny feeling about this one,” said Ruehrwein, the musical’s lyricist and scriptwriter. Anyone interested in the title role must know his way around a ball of dough. LaRosa thinks one of his former delivery drivers qualifies. “Nick Lachey used to work for me,” he noted. The singer knows pizza delivery. But does he know dough? Lachey would be a drawing card, Ruehrwein admitted. “But with his busy schedule,” he wondered, “who knows if he

can make all of the rehearsals?” Who knows, too, if Lachey can make pizza dough fly? Handling that sticky flour and water concoction is essential to the role of Buddy. The skill is so important, the show even has its own dough coach. “I can’t sing. Can’t say I’m light-footed. But I can teach anyone to throw pizza dough,” said the musical’s namesake. It’s all in the hands, LaRosa added. “Get a ball of dough. Spread it by hand on a flat surface until the dough is about 12 inches in diameter and one inch thick,” he said. “Then throw it in the air.”

Herzog named distinguished alumnus By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

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Bob Herzog said being an Oak Hills High School graduate means the world to him. “I absolutely love Oak Hills,” he said. “It’s just a great place. “My mom and I always joke that Oak Hills is the backbone of Western civilization,” he said. Herzog’s love for the community in which he grew up and still calls home is one of the reasons he was presented this year’s Distinguished Oak Hills Alumnus award at the annual Oak Hills Educational Foundation Dinner. The proud native West Sider graduated from Oak Hills in 1992, and then went on to earn a degree in communications from Xavier University. After working as a news director for a country radio station in Dry Ridge, Ky., substitute teaching at Oak Hills High School, earning a law degree from the Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University and doing commercial and voice-over work, Herzog landed his first steady job in television as an entertainment host on Star 64, WSTR-TV. He joined the broadcast team at Local 12, WKRC-TV in December 2005, where he anchors the Saturday morning newscasts, serves as the traffic reporter on “Good Morning Cincinnati” and produces the offbeat online segment, “The Cooler.” Lynn Hericks, an Oak Hills business teacher

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Now comes the fun part. “Catch it with both hands,” he said. “Make sure your thumbs and index fingers form a ‘C.’ That’ll make the dough spread out even more.” LaRosa said the whole process takes “about three minutes. That’s about as long as a round in a boxing match.” Or about as long as a song in a musical. Ruehrwein has written a dough-tossing routine into one “Buddy” number, “Pizza Suprema.” That tune follows “Pizza Goombah.” The latter number, Ruehrwein noted, features “Buddy arguing with his three original partners in 1954.” One partner wants to put goetta on a pizza. Buddy balks. He reminds them of their ethnic heritage. They’re not Cincinnati “Dutchmen.” They’re Italian. Ruehrwein is still working on the musical’s untitled finale. But that won’t be the show’s last song. The grand finale for the August run is “Happy Birthday.” “Buddy turns 80 shortly after the show ends,” Ruehrwein said. LaRosa’s birthday is Aug. 25. “So, we’re going to get him up on stage every night,” Ruehrwein said, “and have the audience sing ‘Happy Birthday.’ ” Who knows, while the crowd sings, the birthday boy just might toss some dough.

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Traffic reporter Bob Herzog in the studio at Local 12 WKRC-TV. Herzog was honored as the Distinguished Oak Hills Alumnus at this year’s Oak Hills Educational Foundation dinner. Herzog graduated from Oak Hills in 1992. and the district’s community education coordinator, nominated Herzog for this year’s alumni award. She said his main hobby is spending time

with his wife, Cali, and their four children, but he’s also a tremendous backer of charities. “Bob can often be found supporting local events such as the Oak Hills Family Festival, the Delhi Skirt Game, the Relay for Life and the Rusty Ball,” Hericks said. “He is a great face for the Oak Hills Local School District and he serves us proudly. Not only does he have a heart of gold, he is truly a nice person – just ask anyone who’s come in contact with him.” Herzog said being named this year’s Distinguished Oak Hills Alumnus was very unexpected and also very, very cool. “It was wonderful,” he said. “I looked out into the audience and saw my family and a lot of my former teachers and administrators. “It was like going home. I can’t explain it,” he said. He said he forged lasting friendships and created lifelong memories when he was at Oak Hills. He and several of his high school friends still get together to play softball every Sunday. And the Oak Hills tradition will continue with his children. The Bridgetown resident said three of his children attend school in the district. Herzog said it’s great to drive past any of the schools on a parent night and see packed parking lots, and he also likes that he sees more and more pride growing among Oak Hills alumni. “It’s a pretty awesome thing and it just makes for a great community,” he said.

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Explorers nab top honors By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

It was a morning announcement at Oak Hills High School that Joe Goddard credits for helping him make a career choice. The announcement was alerting students of the opportunity to attend a Delhi Township Police Department sponsored Explorer troop meeting. That was four years ago and now Goddard, 20, along with fellow Oak Hill alum Mike Gerde, 20, are among the 15 members of the Delhi Township Police Explorer Post 934. “If I hadn’t heard that announcement, I wouldn’t have known about the troop and might never have joined. “I don’t know where I would be today without the Explorers.” All he and the troop have learned helped them in recent regional competition. The troop happily toted home the traveling trophy bestowed on the unit earning the most points. “Our post had not won first place since 2003,” said Police Chief Jim

Howarth. “Not only did they win in 2003, but they defended the championship from both 2002 and 2001. “I want to thank all the officers who volunteer to help train these young men and women, spending countless hours preparing them.” Cpl. Gary Schloemer is one of the troop’s advisors and one of five current township officers who came through the Explorer program. He said the competition involves scenarios including domestic violence, auto accidents and burglary. “We competed with 20 Explorer units and competed in eight of the 10 categories,” Schloemer said. He said the troop is for ages 14-21 and the current program has Elder and Oak Hills students as well as Delhi and Green township residents. “It really helps people learn if they like police work or not,” Schloemer said. “They learn pretty quickly whether this is the career for them.” Goddard said after just a short time with the troop, he knew he wanted to be a

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Members of the Delhi Township Police Explorer Troop 934 look at the stack of plaques members earned in a recent tri-state competition. Best of all, the troop lugged home the traveling trophy given to the troop with the best overall score. Pictured, from left, is Cpl. Gary Schloemer, one of the troop advisors, Joe Goddard and Mike Gerde. police officer. Both he and Gerde, both Delhi Township residents, said they will be heading to the police academy in a few months. Both also have their sights set on working for the township department. Gerde, who works parttime for the department as a police clerk, said being a township officer would be a dream come true. “That is my ultimate goal,” he said. “I live here, I know a lot of people here and I’ve learned the way the department operates. “I like helping people

and I’d love to do that here in the township.” First things first. The troop is gearing up for national competition in July in Atlanta. The troop receives no funding from the department or the township, relying on fundraisers like the Dungeons of Delhi and spring mulch sales. There still is mulch available, Schloemer was quick to add. If anyone is interested either about the mulch or learning more about the Explorer troop, they can call police at 922-0060.

Imagine living in a world of darkness. You would live in fear and insecurity, never knowing where you were going or how you were going to get there. Unfortunately, this is the reality of individuals who are unable to read. Seventyfive percent of students who are poor readers in third grade will remain poor readers in high school, and 40 percent of Cincinnati’s urban youth failed the state’s reading proficiency test. The plethora of children with reading deficiencies in the Greater Cincinnati area is staggering, but the outlook can change through the help of generous volunteers! Cincinnati Reads, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC), Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, and the YMCA are collaborating to offer quality, research-driven training to Cincinnati Public Schools tutors. The Fifth Quarter Initiative, Cincinnati Public Schools’ targeted summer school program, runs from June 1-26. The Cincinnati

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Public Schools who will be served through this collaborative tutoring effort include: • Rees E. Price, 1702 Grand Ave, 45214, Price Hill • Roll Hill, 2411 Baltimore Ave., 45225, Fairmount • Quebec Heights, 1655 Ross Ave., 45205, Price Hill Tutors must complete a two-hour training hosted by Cincinnati Reads and Strive/CLC Tutoring Network, provide positive character references, and pass a background check. The training is free to attend and is held at the Literacy Network. Registration is required and can be completed by calling the Literacy Network’s Cincinnati Reads Program at 513-6217323 or bu e-mailing hsmith@LNGC.org. In the two hour training session volunteers will cover a wide array of topics including: policies and procedures, relationship building with students, math and reading tutoring, learning modalities, and special needs students. Become a volunteer today and help brighten the lives of children struggling with literacy. To learn more about the Fifth Quarter Initiative program or register for free training please call the Literacy Network at 513-6217323 (621-READ).

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Turner Construction to build Mercy in Green Twp. Turner Construction Co. has been selected as the contractor for the new Mercy hospital in Green Township. Turner has locations throughout the United States, including its office in Cincinnati. Turner has completed hundreds of acute care hospitals, academic medical centers, heart centers, and ambulatory surgery centers. Recent highlighted projects include the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, the Yale-New Haven Hospital Smilow Cancer Center, and an addition to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

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This is a rendering of the new Mercy Hospital in Green Township. “This is another important step as we move forward on plans for the new hospital that will serve as the hub for our comprehensive health care services on the West Side and in west-

ern Hamilton County,” said James May, president/CEO of Mercy Health Partners. The new hospital will be a state-of-the-art-health care facility, providing a full range of health care servic-

es, including emergency care, obstetrics, cancer care, open heart surgery, and a comprehensive orthopedics program. The hospital will be on North Bend Road near St. Ignatius Church.

Turner will work with the architects for the project – Champlin Architecture, of Cincinnati, and Ellerbe Becket, of Minneapolis – to construct the 200-bed hospital. “We are thrilled to be part of a project that will be so significant for health care in greater Cincinnati,” said Ken Jones, vice president and general manager for Turner’s Cincinnati/Kentucky office. The new site is only a few miles from the campuses of Mercy Hospital Mount Airy and Mercy Hospital Western Hills. The hospitals are continuing to provide care and are adding new

technology and new services that will be transitioned to May the new hospital when it’s complete in 2013. Mercy also offers a range of health care services throughout the West Side that include primary care, emergency care, imaging centers and a health and wellness center. You can keep up on the latest news about the new hospital project at mercywest.com, or learn more about all of the services Mercy provides by visiting e-mercy.com.

Summit discusses preserving West Side Man charged with voyeurism at store

The Cincinnati Preservation Association will sponsor the West Side Preservation Summit from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at the Westwood branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 3345 Epworth Ave. This will be Cincinnati's first-ever forum for West Side stakeholders on historic preservation as a revitalization tool. The program will be held at the Westwood Branch Library at Epworth Avenue. The day-long event is free, but reservations are required due to limited space. Contact CPA at 513-7214506 or info@cincinnatipreservation.org. The James N. Gamble House. The Anderson Ferry. Knox Hill. The Incline District. The Sayler Park Indian Statue. The Boldface Park Shelterhouse.

These are just some of the historic places of Cincinnati's West Side. Often under-appreciated and overlooked, the West Side has strong neighborhoods, wonderful building stock, wooded hillsides and river views. Unfortunately some West Side neighborhoods also are struggling with population loss, disinvestment, vacant buildings, foreclosures and demolitions. Facing these challenges in a tough economy while preserving the best of the west will be the focus of the summit. The morning sessions will focus on challenges facing West Side communities, and the afternoon sessions on solutions. Topics will include: • Balancing code enforcement and historic preservation • Preservation and demolition in

Westwood • The City role in preservation • Learning from other cities: best practices for preservation legislation • Jewels of the West Side: lesserknown historic treasures • A plan for preservation and receivership Confirmed speakers include Cincinnati Urban Conservator Larry Harris; Edward Cunningham of the Cincinnati Community Development Department; and representatives of several community groups including Jim McNulty of the Westwood Civic Association, Dave Zelman of the Riverside Civic Association, Paul Willham of the Knox Hill Neighborhood Association and Danny Klingler of the Over-the-Rhine Foundation. The West Side Preservation Summit is sponsored by Comey & Shepherd Realtors, City Office.

Gannett New Service A 33-year-old West Price Hill man was arrested May 26 after he allegedly used his cell phone to videotape under the skirt of a woman who was shopping at a Bigg’s grocery store in Delhi Township. Delmicio Tolliver was arrested on charges of voyeurism, possession of criminal tools and drug abuse. Police said Tolliver was spotted by a store security employee putting the phone under the woman’s skirt. The woman had no idea that she was being recorded. Police say that when

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Area students named as merit scholars Several area students were part of 75 Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky students winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. The scholarships were announced last week by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Sponsor colleges selected their scholarship winners from among the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program finalists who plan to attend their institutions. The awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate

study at the institution financing the scholarship. Winners are among about 8,400 high school seniors who will receive National Merit Scholarships worth $36 million for college undergraduate study. Local winners and their high schools are: Mother of Mercy: Elaine Simpson, Mallory Workman Oak Hills: Daniel Evan Frondorf, Angela Memory St. Xavier: William Beischel, Joseph Cassiere, Ryan Donnelly, Sean Drake, Logan Hood, Brian Hurwitz, Noah Johnson, Samuel Lipari, Michael Tontillo

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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, Oak Hills High School; Amanda Huschart and Elaine Simpson, Mother of Mercy High School; and Daniel Frondorf and Adam Coey, Oak Hills High School.

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Catholic service

Principal Tom Otten recently recognized Elder High School faculty and staff for their service to Catholic education. Pictured from left and denoting years of service: Tom Reiring (10), Mike Gergen (30), Lori Niemeyer (10), Kevin Espelage (10), Linda Giessler (20), Matt Eisele (10), Dave Dabbelt (40) and Andy Listerman (10). Also pictured are Ken Lysaght, second from right, and Ed Menkhaus, right, who are retiring from teaching after 87 years. Lysaght worked for eight years at Our Lady of Victory School and 35 years at Elder. Menkhaus worked for 44 years at Elder.

Crazy hat

There were elephants and mice, jesters and cowboys, and, yes, even sharks roaming the halls of St. Dominic School recently. Students used the Dominic Dollars they earned for good behavior to celebrate Crazy Hat Day. Fifth-grader Jack Rolfes is pictured in the shark hat his family made using recycled materials.

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Of 1.5 million students across the country who take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, only 50,000 meet the requirements to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program. Four Mother of Mercy High School students who are part of the 50,000 for the 2010 Program – Katie Deitsch of Covedale, Mariele Fluegeman of Westwood, Elizabeth Ruwe of Green Township and Taylor Sturwold of Green Township.

COLLEGE CORNER Graduates

Brock Miller has graduated from Bluffton University with a bachelor’s

degree in mathematics. He is the son of Kyle and Marie Miller. •

Jennifer Noble has graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College with a bachelor of music.

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St. Dominic students honored the Blessed Mother with May Crowning. Eighth-graders Sarah Specker and David Whisman crowned our Blessed Mother and led the students in prayer. Accompanying them were their first-grade buddies, Thomas Schoener and Meredith Jones. The Rev. Chris Lack and the Rev. Jim Walsh presided over the ceremony. Pictured from front left are Thomas Schoener and Meredith Jones; second row, the Rev. Chris Lack, the Rev. Jim Walsh, David Whisman and Sarah Specker.

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In the mood for summer fun By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

They had to think fast and run like the wind to compete in the St. Dominic School field day. Students from kindergarten to fourth grade competed in a variety of zany games organized by physical education teacher Jan McReynolds.

The fun and games, mostly fun, included a vacation dash starting with packing a suitcase. Then, rushing via a bike to a make-believe airport to catch their flight. Other contests included a backyard cook-out and a day at the beach. Students were timed for their relay efforts and all were designed to get them in the mood for summer.

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Avery Barnes, a St. Dominic School kindergarten student, wears her required floating device for playing games at the make-believe beach during the school’s annual field day. PROVIDED

Jackson Preston, a St. Dominic kindergarten student, shows just how fast he can whip up dinner on the grill during a timed relay game at the school’s annual field day.

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This week in volleyball

• Elder beat La Salle 2520, 25-23, 25-20, May 22, in the Division I Regional Final 2. They played St. Edwards after holiday deadline in the state volleyball tournament.

Second at nationals

Jeff Muse, a sophomore baseball player for UC Clermont and an Oak Hills High School graduate, was a first team OCAC All-Conference selection. He played right field and pitched for the Cougars. Jeff posted a .360 regular season batting average, had three saves and a 2.00 ERA. The UC Clermont Cougars recently participated in the USCAA National baseball Championship and finished second. They also won the OCAC League title with a final conference record of 11-1. The Cougars finished their regular season with a 27-18 record.

Basketball skills camp

The College of Mount St. Joseph is having basketball skill camps this summer for girls and boys ages 12 to 17. • Guard camp is 4-7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, June 21 and 22. This camp concentrates on guard play: shooting, dribbling, one-on-one moves, transition, passing and decision-making. • Big Man Camp is 4-7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, June 23 and 24. This camp focuses on low post style of play for size players: inside and outside shooting/offensive skills, defense and rebounding. Camps are located at the Harrington Center on the Mount’s campus. Cost is $75 per camp, or $130 for both camps. Visit www.msj.edu/view /athletics/mens-teams/ basketball.aspx for registration and more information. E-mail questions to larry_cox@mail.msj.edu.

Basketball day camp

The College of Mount St. Joseph Basketball Day Camp for girls and boys ages 6 to 13 is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 21-24, at the Harrington Center on campus. Campers will learn all the fundamental skills, including ball-handling, shooting, rebounding, passing, fastbreak and individual and team offense and defense. Campers are grouped by age and skill level with a low staff to camper ratio. Activities include daily five-on-five games, contests, highlight films, individual evaluations and awards. Cost is $130 if registered by June 1, and $150 after June 1. Visit www.msj.edu/ view/athletics/mensteams/basketball.aspx for registration and more information. E-mail questions to larry_cox@mail.msj.edu.

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 westernsportsmall.net. Follow Community Press sports on Twitter twitter.com/cpohiosports

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Izak Velasquez going to state By Tony Meale

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Oak Hills High School senior Izak Velasquez is going to state. Velasquez finished fourth in the 3,200 (9:26.70) at the Division I Regional Meet at Welcome Stadium in Dayton May 28. The top four finishers advance to the Track and Field Championships, which will be held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University June 4-5. Zach Wills of Mason (9:21.16), Doug Norris of Vandalia Butler (9:25.62) and Eric Hauser of Mason (9:26.40) finished first through third in the 3,200, respectively. Velasquez secured his spot at state by finishing less than half a second ahead of fifth-place runner Aaron Dinzeo of Sidney (9:27.12) “Izak’s work ethic has to be above and beyond that of your normal distance runner,” Oak Hills boys’ coach Jerry Dean said. “He’s very competitive. Even in practice, he hates to lose.” Velasquez was a district champion in the 3200 (9:27.53) – he finished nearly 20 seconds faster than runner-up Travis

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Oak Hills High School freshman Kevin Konkoly, right, charges down the track during a preliminary heat for the 100-meter dash during the Division I Regional Championships at Dayton Welcome Stadium Wednesday, May 26. Konkoly finished 15th in a time of 11.33. Hawes, a junior from La Salle – and also set the school record in the twomile with a 9:25.33 at the Best of the West Meet May 6. The previous record stood for 39 years. “He started (running) very young,” Dean said. “He’s been above his (age group) ever since middle school.” Also performing at regionals for Oak Hills was freshman standout Kevin Konkoly, who finished 14th in the 100 (11.33) and 13th in the 200 (22.83). He was the only freshman to advance to regionals in either event. “He’s the real deal,” Dean said. “He’s in such

good shape and his recovery time is real quick.” Konkoly began the year anchoring relays – “That way he didn’t have to pass the baton; I didn’t want to put too much pressure on him,” Dean said – but eventually he made his mark in the sprinting events. He set a school record in the 100 with a time of 10.89 at the Ross Invitational April 30 and was runner-up at districts, where he finished fourth in the 200. “The only thing he’s lacking is experience, and I need to get him into the weight room,” Dean acknowledged. “But he’s blessed with natural speed and pure running form.”

T h e 4x800 relay team, meanwhile, finished fourth at districts (8:17.99) and 11th at Velasquez regionals (8:18.01). The team – comprised of Velasquez, senior Max Bischoff, junior Cody Lacewell and sophomore David Kohlbrand – ran approximately 17 seconds faster at districts than its previous best. “That was just the competitive adrenaline rush (kicking in),” Dean said. Lacewell, who was a district runner-up in the 800 (1:57.31), finished 11th at regionals (2:00.70). In the field, senior Alex Adams advanced to regionals after finishing fourth in the pole vault at districts (12-00.00). Although the Highlanders hoped for more state-qualifiers, they were more than happy with their performance at districts, which Dean said was the best in years. Oak Hills, which totaled 62 points, finished behind La Salle (170), Elder (88) and Winton Woods (72), which finished first through third, respectively.

“We were very happy with that,” he said. The girls’ team, which failed to advanced a performer to regionals, finished last of 16 teams at districts. The Lady Scots totaled 15 points. McAuley (98), St. Ursula (57), Seton (50), Hamilton (49) and Lakota East (47) finished first through fifth, respectively. The Lady Scots who came the closest to qualifying for regionals were sophomore Maggie Bischoff, who finished fifth in the 3,200 (11:57.20); sophomore Stephanie Chisholm, who finished fifth in the shot put (33-08.00); and senior Holli Deems, who finished sixth in the long jump (15-08.75). The girls’ team is coached by Mike Eckert. “I think they knew it’d be a rebuilding year,” said Dean, who is happy to add another week to the season. “In the past, usually something happens – a kid gets sick or hurt or doesn’t (perform well),” he said. “But this year, everyone showed up, no one had a bad day and they kept on believing in the system. This is one of those years I just want to keep having meets. It’s just fun.”

Panthers punch ticket to state; Moeller awaits By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

For the second time in four years, the Elder High School baseball team is going to state. The Panthers, fueled by power pitcher Matt Pate, downed New Albany 6-1 in the Division I Regional Finals at Dublin Coffman May 28. Pate had eight strikeouts and moved to 8-1 with the win. “Over the last year, Matt’s matured more than any other player we have,” head coach Mark Thompson said. “He used to beat himself up a lot.” Elder (27-4) has won 11 straight games. The Panthers advanced to the regional finals after beating Upper Arlington 4-0 in the regional semis May 27. Senior starting pitcher Brian Korte, who will play for Indiana University, tossed a complete game. “That’s just the type of competitor he is,” Thompson said. Korte’s strikeout totals

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Elder High School senior Selby Chidemo, right, takes a ball during the sectional finals against Lakota East at Kings May 20. Elder won 4-2. Chidemo missed the regional semis after being hospitalized with pneumonia but returned to action the next day and went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases to help the Panthers advance to state for the second time in four years. over his last three starts have gone from 10 to nine to six, but Thompson sees that as a positive. “It’s encouraging because that means he’s keeping his pitch count down,” Thompson said. “It’s nice when he has a little extra pop on his fastball, but his pitches have great movement, and he changes speeds well.” Elder defeated Withrow and Lakota East in sectional

play before downing Sidney in the district finals May 22. The Panthers’ postseason opponents have had no answer for sophomore outfielder Danny Schwarz and senior second baseman Jeremy White, who didn’t make his first out of the tournament until the regional semis. Entering play against New Albany, White was 11for-12 in the playoffs. That’s a .917 average, folks.

“Danny and Jeremy have been out of this world,” Thompson said of his 1-2 hitters. “They make us go.” White, who hit his third homer of the year against New Albany, also hasn’t made an error since the first week of the season. Other defensive standouts include senior Tim O’Conner and junior Jacob Lindsey. Senior shortstop Selby Chidemo, meanwhile, was hospitalized with pneumonia last Thursday, May 27, and missed the regional semis; he returned for the regional finals the next day and went 3-for-4 with a triple and three stolen bases. Elder, which has won 25 of its last 27 games, advances to the state semifinals to face Moeller (291), which dismantled Mason 11-1 in the regional final. Moeller defeated Elder twice during the regular season – including a comefrom-behind 4-3 win May 3 – and has won 27 straight games.

“Anyone can be cocky and say they want (to play) Moeller, but I’m not arrogant enough to think (it would be easy to beat them),” Thompson said. “Moeller’s been the best team we’ve faced all year.” That being said, Thompson has complete confidence in Korte, who he ranks among the top-three pitchers he has coached during his 21-year tenure at Elder. Whichever team wins, one trend will surely be broken. Moeller is averaging 12 runs per game in the playoffs, while Korte has allowed just two runs in his last six postseason starts combined. The game will be at Huntington Park in Columbus June 4 at 10 a.m. The winner advances to the state final, which will be 4 p.m. June 5. Thompson led Elder to state titles in 1999 and 2005. “Our goal is to win the last game of the season,” he said.

Track state qualifiers prepare for finals The Regional Championships for Ohio track and field for Divisions I-III concluded Friday and Saturday, May 28-29, with the top four athletes in each event qualifying to state. State qualifiers travel to Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus for the state championships Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. The Division II and some Division III regionals concluded after Community Press holiday deadlines Saturday, May 29.

Below is a list of Division I state qualifiers with their results from the Division I Regional Championships which concluded Friday, May 28:

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Boys 3,200: 4, senior Izak Valesquez (Oak Hills), 9:26.70. Boys 800: 4, junior Ethan Bokeno (La Salle), 1:56.97. Boys 1,600: 2, junior Travis Hawes (La Salle), 4:22.12.

Boys 110 hurdles: 3, junior Rodriguez Coleman (La Salle), 14.35. Boys 4x800 relay: 2, La Salle (Ethan Bokeno, Travis Hawes, Alex Thiery, Kevin Kluesener), 7:54.44. Boys high jump: 3, senior Ray Claytor (La Salle), 6-04. Boys pole vault: 1, junior Andrew Silber (La Salle), 14-03. For a complete list of state qualifiers, visit www.ohsaa.org or www.baumspage.com.

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Elder High School junior Josh Freidel, left, and fellow Panther junior Tyrall Butler, right, flank St. Xavier’s William Sherman during a preliminary heat for the 100meter dash during the Division I Regional Championships at Dayton Welcome Stadium on Wednesday, May 26. Butler qualified to the regional finals with his eighth-place time of 11.07 during preliminary heats. Freidel finished in 16th place at 11.75. In the finals, Butler finished eighth again (11.29).


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Preserving Gamble house shows community unity When traveling, my wife and I often get sidetracked in search of authentic Americana. On one memorable trip to Florida we were delightfully surprised when a small town beckoned us with a billboard advertising: “A new Hampton Inn in historic downtown Newberry.” The town’s early 19th-century architecture inspired the design of the hotel, which stands adjacent to a beautiful old opera house. After checking in we walked to a restaurant located in an elegant old Masonic Lodge. We were the last evening patrons so we had an opportuni-

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ty to talk with the owner at length about the town’s unique character. He explained that its revitalization was credited to the restoration Jim Grawe of the opera Community house. And that, Press guest because local columnist r e s i d e n t s demonstrated that Newberry is a place worth caring about, he and others were encouraged to move there and

invest in the town’s future. Dilapidated prominent buildings become symbols. If left to the wrecking ball they validate and permeate cynicism – and perpetuate decline. But, when a community unites to preserve them they instill certainty, serving as a tangible reminder of who we are. This crystallizes a common vision and empowers us to create a better future. I believe the opera house story is being played here locally on the West Side. The restoration of the Covedale Center for the Perform-

ing Arts has inspired a redevelopment plan for the Covedale business district.. And, Westwood residents have united to save the Gamble house, demonstrating that Westwood is also a place worth caring about. Now, sensing that the West Side is willing to invest in its future by preserving its past, the Cincinnati Preservation Association has organized the first ever West Side Preservation Summit on June 5. Indeed James N. Gamble’s home and his life story as a philanthropist and visionary industrialist is authentic Americana.

But for all of his success and positive influence worldwide, locally he is simply remembered as a good and generous neighbor with an unassuming demeanor. Please join the many agents of change who have accepted the responsibility of preserving his home – and our cultural identity. Please make a tax-deductible donation to save the James N. Gamble house to the Cincinnati Preservation Association. Information: www.cincinnatipreservation.org or call 513-721-4506. Jim Grawe is the co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association.

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ment process. Our Richard Miller Treatment Plant, located on the East Side of Cincinnati, treats water from the Ohio River. It is one of only a few water treatment plants in the nation that uses granular-activated carbon with on-site re-activation. GAC is cited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as

one of the best available treatment technologies to remove impurities such as pharmaceuticals during drinking water treatment. This year, GCWW will begin a major construction project to install ultraviolet disinfection treatment technology at the Miller Plant. UV disinfection is able to remove contaminants such as cryptosporidium. Together, these cutting edge water treatment technologies will provide unparalleled protection. The UV technology is expected to be online in 2013 and, once installed, GCWW will be the first water utility in the country to use sand filtration followed by GAC and then UV, further cementing our role as an industry leader. GCWW currently serves 1.1 million people in Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties in Ohio and Boone County in Ken-

tucky. Our 2009 Water Quality Report highlights our extensive water quality monitoring and state-of-the-art treatment process. I urge you to read it and learn more about what we do to provide you the highest quality water possible. Our 2009 report is now being mailed to Water Works customers in their utility bills. To view a copy of our 2009 Water Quality Report, visit www.cincinnati-oh.gov/gcww or call 591-7700 to get printed copies. People served by other water utilities will also receive reports on water quality from their water provider. Customers may check water bills or ask their landlords if they are not sure which utility provides their water. David E. Rager is director of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works.

Hazardous waste program open until October Did you know the average home stores between 60 and 90 pounds of hazardous products? These products include pesticides, fertilizers, automotive fluids, cleaning supplies and other chemicals which, when managed or disposed of improperly, pose a threat to human health and the environment. When used, stored, and disposed properly, these products can make our lives easier. However, improper disposal of these products can injure your waste hauler. Sometimes, these chemicals are illegally dumped or poured down sewers and into

waterways. Other residents store the products for years in their basements and garages which can increase the risk of spills or, even Holly worse, accidenChristmann tal poisonings. In light of Community these facts, the Press guest Hamilton Councolumnist ty Solid Waste Management District continues to offer residents a convenient opportunity to

properly dispose of the hazardous materials stored in their homes. The free drop-off program is open through October 16. This program is part of Hamilton County’s Home Safe Home program whose goal is to educate residents on the proper use and management of household hazardous products. This year, there is a new location for the drop-off. The location and operating hours are: 4879 Spring Grove Ave., Tuesdays 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Acceptable items include: gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze, pool chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, solvents/thinners, cleaning

products, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs, mercury, and batteries. Please visit www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org or call 513946-7700 if you have any questions. Each year, the district responds to thousands of residents looking for ways to properly manage their hazardous products. I encourage you to take advantage of this convenient opportunity to make your home and community a safer and cleaner place to live. Holly Christmann is manager of the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District.

Career-tech students prepared for life President Obama announced recently that he wants to speak at a high school commencement. He’s looking for a school that prepares students well for college and careers. He need look no further than any Ohio career center. Called Joint Vocational School Districts, these public schools were formed in the 1960s and ‘70s to offer technical programs to Ohio students in a practical and costeffective way. Groups of school districts joined these regional JVSDs; juniors and seniors could choose to complete their high schooling at the affiliated JVSD or in satellite JVSD programs at their school to receive specialized career instruction and skills. Some districts, such as Cincinnati Public Schools, developed

career-technical programs within their district. For nearly four decades, Ohio students have learned dozens of careers, from animal science to health care to robotics to cosmetology to dental assisting to firefighting. In many programs graduates were certified in their career field-or at least years ahead of other high school graduates entering that field. But something happened to JVSDs – by now more accurately called career centers – as we entered the 21st century. Always closely aligned with local business, school leaders saw that even as they learned high level skills, successful students needed the ability and enthusiasm to keep learning. The numbers of career-technical students who went directly to college skyrocketed and

the percentages of college-bound graduates now rival those schools ranked high in state standards. At area career centers, 50 to 80 percent of students go directly to postsecondary education. Through dual credit options and articulation agreements, many of those students finish high school having already earned college credit. The skills needed to be successful as adults have changed as well. All high school graduates need to be technologically savvy; they need to have strong problemsolving skills, they must be able to collaborate with their co-workers, they must understand the global marketplace and they must be able to think critically. The next time you eat a fine meal in a restaurant, are cared for by a health care professional, ask someone to develop a Web site for

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Sayler Park resident Grace Sizemore, a cancer survivor, was ready to show her West Side pride during the 10th annual Relay for Life of the West Side. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society took place May 14-15 at Veterans Park in Green Township.

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Green Township resident and cancer survivor Barb Fay, left, shared stories at the 10th annual Relay for Life of the West Side with Cheviot residents Evelyn Schuch, center, and Peach Moser. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was May 14-15 at Veterans Park in Green Township. This year’s theme was birthdays.

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From left, Hailli Smith, Cara Krabbe and Angela Evans, members of the Oakettes at Oak Hills High School, pause for the national anthem before performing for the crowd at the 10th annual Relay for Life of the West Side. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was May 14-15 at Veterans Park in Green Township.

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From left, Judy Weberding, Laura Alderton, Brian Wellbrock and Brandy Tudor, of Delshire Elementary School, walked for Team Emily in the 10th annual Relay for Life of the West Side. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society took place May 14-15 at Veterans Park in Green Township.

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Relay for Life of the West Side volunteer Kelly Moellinger, left, of Price Hill, fills up a balloon for the Letters to Heaven balloon launch while Jaclin Jasper, of Delhi Township, waits to tie it off with a ribbon. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society took place May 14-15 at Veterans Park in Green Township.

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Aaron Magly, a junior at Taylor High School, sets up a tent in preparation for the 10th annual Relay for Life of the West Side. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society took place May 14-15 at Veterans Park in Green Township

Hundreds of West Siders set up camp at Veterans Park in Green Township from May 14-15 for the 10th annual Relay for Life of the West Side. A nationwide fundraiser, Relay for Life brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. It’s an event where people celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who’ve passed away and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives. Teams consisting of eight to 15 people take part in the relay, which requires at least one team member to be walking around the park’s paved walking trail at all times. Money raised during the event helps the American Cancer Society work toward eliminating cancer as a major health issue and supports much-needed services in the community. Organizers of the West Side relay hoped to raise at least $84,000 this year. A wide variety of fun activities, entertainment and contests were featured for participants throughout the event, which kicked off with a dinner for cancer survivors on Friday evening. A special Kid Zone for children, a “Letters to Heaven” balloon launch, the touching luminaria ceremony and a Saturday morning breakfast for caregivers who were there for cancer patients in their time of need were also part of the relay.

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Cancer survivors and their caretakers make their way through a tunnel of applauding supporters as they finish the honorary first lap at the 10th annual Relay for Life of the West Side. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society took place May 14-15 at Veterans Park in Green Township.

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The “Army of Love” banded together and prepared the dinner for cancer survivors at the 10th annual Relay for Life of the West Side. Pictured, from left, front row, are Sue Hautz, Cindy Stone, Carol Held, Pat Cavanaugh and Rick Held; back row, Jeff Lierman, Mary Rose Held, Terry Henderson and Jerry Held. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society took place May 14-15 at Veterans Park in Green Township.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 3

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; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Spintensity, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Paramount Fitness, 5130 Crookshank Road, Aerobics Room. Intense cycling class with boot camp intervals throughout. First class free. Ages 13 and up. $6-$10 per class. Reservations recommended. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 4516509; www.spinfitcincinnati.com. Westwood.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

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.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS

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. F R I D A Y, J U N E 4

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

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; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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; www.so-nkysdf.com. Miamitown.

FESTIVALS

St. Jude Festival, 7 p.m.-midnight, St. Jude Church, 5924 Bridgetown Road, Rides, games, bid-n-buy and more. Music by Sullivan Janszen Band. Free. 574-1230; www.stjudebridgetown.org. Bridgetown.

FOOD & DRINK

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

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

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; www.jimandjacks.net. Riverside. M.A.W.G., 9:30 p.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157; www.drewsontheriver.com. Riverside.

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CIVIC

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; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. 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. 721-4506; www.cincinnatipreservation.org/calendar. Westwood.

FESTIVALS

St. Jude Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Jude Church, Music by the PoleCats. Free. 5741230; www.stjudebridgetown.org. Bridgetown.

FOOD & DRINK

Spaghetti Dinner, 4-7 p.m., Cleves Fire Department, 680-700 N. Miami Ave., Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverages. Includes raffles and split-thepot. $7, $5 children 9 and under. Presented by Cleves Christmas in the Village Committee. 941-7268. Cleves.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

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.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

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. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 3694460; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. West Price Hill.

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FESTIVALS

St. Jude Festival, 4-11 p.m., St. Jude Church, Music by Howl-N-Maxx. Chicken dinner available. Free. 574-1230; www.stjudebridgetown.org. Bridgetown.

MUSIC - OLDIES

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.

NATURE

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; www.greatparks.org. Cleves.

SENIOR CITIZENS

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

HOME & GARDEN

Year-Round Gardening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Plant Killers: 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.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

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; www.jimandjacks.net. Riverside.

NATURE

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. Participate in one, two or all three hikes. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. 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; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Green Township.

EDUCATION

Historic 1795 Cabin and Schoolhouse, 2-5 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. North Bend.

SUMMER CAMP MISCELLANEOUS

The Write Stuff, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Mother of Mercy High School, 3036 Werk Road, Daily through June 10. Campers share favorite stories and authors, engage in writing, crafts, illustration and publish a book. For girls, grades 4-7. $60. Registration required. 6612740; www.motherofmercy.org/summercamps. Westwood. Cooking With Friends, Noon-2:30 p.m., Mother of Mercy High School, 3036 Werk Road, Daily through June 10. Campers prepare foods using special theme each day. For Girls, grades 6-8. $60. Registration required. 661-2740. Westwood.

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The annual St. Jude Bridgetown Festival is this weekend at the church, 5924 Bridgetown Road. Festival hours are 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 4; 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 5; and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, June 6. Admission is free. Musical acts are the Sullivan Janszen Band Friday, the PoleCats Saturday and Howl-N-Maxx Sunday. A chicken dinner will be available Sunday. For more information, call 574-1230 or visit www.stjudebridgetown.org. Pictured are Kaitlyn Witt and Greg Saupe, junior queen and king of last year’s festival. Gamble-Nippert YMCA Sports Camps: Basketball, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Daily through June 11. Half-day participants do not swim. Drills, skill development learn the rules of the game, swimming and take a lunch break. Financial assistance available. Ages 6-12. $164, $124 members; half day: $75, $65 members. Registration required. 661-1105. Westwood. Basketball Camp I, 9 a.m.-noon, Mother of Mercy High School, 3036 Werk Road, Gym. Daily through June 10. Grades 8-9. $60. Registration required. 661-2740; www.motherofmercy.org/summercamps. Westwood. Bowling Camp, 8-9:30 p.m., Stump’s Lanes, 5536 Bridgetown Road, Weekly through Aug. 16. All grades are invited. $80. Registration required. Presented by Mother of Mercy High School. 661-2740; www.motherofmercy.org/summercamps. Bridgetown.

SUMMER CAMP YMCA

Gamble-Nippert YMCA Traditional Day Camp: Gross Me Out, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Daily through June 11. 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 post-camps. Registration required. 661-1105. Westwood. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 8

Junior Golf Camp, 9-10:30 a.m., Neumann Golf Course, 7215 Bridgetown Road, Arrive 8:45 am for registration on first day. Daily through June 10. Daily skills instruction. Equipment provided. Ages 7 and under with parental supervision. Shotgun scramble pizza party at Dunham Golf Course on Guerley Road on day four. Ages 5-13. $45, $40 two or more family; more discounts available. Registration required. 574-1320. Miami Township.

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

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; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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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. 471-4673; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

CIVIC

White Oak-Monfort Heights Kiwanis Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. 3853780. Green Township.

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.

DANCE CLASSES

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.

EXERCISE CLASSES

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.

SCHOOLS

Community Engagement Meeting, 7 p.m., Taylor High School, 36 E. Harrison Ave., Cafeteria. Learn about new Pre-K through grade 12 school. Free. Presented by Three Rivers Local School District. 941-6400; www.threeriversschools.org. North Bend. T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 1 0

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, Free. Registration required. 4714673; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Spintensity, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Paramount Fitness, $6-$10 per class. Reservations recommended. 451-6509; www.spinfitcincinnati.com. Westwood.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

The Amazing Portable Circus Juggling Show, 7 p.m., Green Township Branch Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road, Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6095. Green Township.

Girls Club, 1:30-3 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Field trips on Wednesdays. Ages 8-10. Registration required. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill. Girls Life, 3-4:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Field trips on Wednesdays. Ages 11-13. Registration required. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.

DANCE CLASSES

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.

FARMERS MARKET

Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Sayler Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Local produce, spices, dips, salad dressings, barbecue sauce and flowers. 6750496. Sayler Park.

MUSIC - OLDIES PROVIDED

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park ends its 50th anniversary season with the longest-running musical in history, “The Fantasticks,” through June 20. The musical tells the story of young man and the girl next door, whose parents have built a wall to keep them apart. For tickets, call 513-421-3888 or visit www.cincyplay.com.

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; www.cincibop.com. Riverside.

PROVIDED

Summerfair, a fine arts and crafts fair, with four different entertainment stages featuring bands, dance and theater troupes and acoustic music, will be FridaySunday, June 4-6, at Coney Island. 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; ages 12 and under admitted for free. Advance tickets available at www.summerfair.org.


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often repress one of the poles of the tension. There are other kinds of ambivalence besides relational ones – such as uncertainty or indecisiveness about a certain course of action, ambivalence about a job, religion, sibling, etc. Children at first need unequivocal messages as they begin to grow. Before maturity we are not in possession of capacities for dealing with the ambiguities and ambivalences of life. We encounter them as painful contradictions. Even at a tender age we experi-

the human condition, and familiar with mysteries. Ambivalence is experiencing contradictory feelings or attitudes toward the same person, object, event or situation. Conflicting feelings are often strong toward parents since they are agents of both discipline and affection. Spouses may also notice sporadic love/hate sentiments toward the other. The polarity of such feelings can be temporarily disturbing when they occur. Some find them so troublesome to admit that they

ence both gratification and frustrations from the same parents. At first we attempt to manage our ambiguity and ambivalence with various strategies, many of them unhealthy. We may blunt our feelings, repress, distract ourselves, dissociate, deny, and later on develop addictions or personality traits. Eventually we’re meant to learn healthier ways. We learn to recognize and hold the tensions between opposites such as love/hate, dark side/good side, vindictiveness/forgiveness, and

given you yet: you cannot live them now. For everything must be lived. Live the quesFather Lou tions now, Guntzelman perhaps t h e n , Perspectives someday, you will gradually, without noticing, live into the answer.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ communitypress.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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choose to acknowledge but discipline the undesirable. We come to see we are imperfect humans living in am imperfect world, yet struggling for wholeness as a person. Life contains many rich experiences as well as paradox and challenging mysteries. In the midst of living our questions, which are often enveloped in anxiety, ambiguity and ambivalence, poet Rainer Maria Rilke offers practical advice: “Bear with patience all that is unresolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves, as if they were rooms yet to enter or books written in a foreign language. Don’t dig for answers that can’t be

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Traditional tabbouleh for son’s birthday dinner It will be a Lebanese dinner this Sunday for my s o n , Shane, to celebrate Rita his birthHeikenfeld day. I have Rita’s kitchen to ask what he wants, but I’m pretty sure tabbouleh and fried kibbee will be requested. I’ll be making stuffed grape vine leaves, too, since the wild grape leaves are the perfect size right now. I wish I had some of Joe and Mary Lou Zarig’s homemade Lebanese flatbread to serve with it – Joe and Mary Lou are great Lebanese cooks and bakers. I’ll also make some baklava. I love preparing my family’s Lebanese recipes and I can never get enough. That’s why you’ll find me at the St. Anthony of Padua’s Lebanese festival Sunday, June 6, from noon to 8 p.m. The church is on Victory Parkway. This festival is fun, with rides, Lebanese dancing and authentic Lebanese food. I

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eral grinds. I like the fine or medium grind. Some folks like to put a squeeze of lemon juice in the salad.

My mom’s tabbouleh

Traditionally, this is served with wild grapevine leaves to act as a scoop, or leaf lettuce, or flatbread. This is a real “go to taste” recipe, wonderful as a main meal, stuffed into pita pockets for lunch, or as a versatile, healthy side dish. Tabbouleh is a healthy salad using bulgur wheat (great for lowering cholesterol and contains vitamin E) and an abundance of summer vegetables. It’s all the rage in local delis, and is expensive to buy. 1 cup bulgur wheat 4-6 tomatoes, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 bunch radishes, chopped (optional but good) 1-2 regular cucumbers, peeled and chopped, or 1 English cucumber, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 2-3 teaspoons cumin, or to taste Several sprigs mint

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Tabbouleh is traditionally served with wild grapevine leaves to act as a scoop, or leaf lettuce or flatbread. leaves, chopped (opt.) Several sprigs basil leaves, chopped (opt.) Salt and pepper to taste 1 ⁄4 cup canola oil, or to taste Place wheat in bowl and rinse under cool water three times. Leave about 1⁄4 inch of water after the third rinse on top of the wheat to soften it. Let sit for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Squeeze to drain any remaining liquid out. Meanwhile, mix your vegetables: Add all vegetables in

large bowl, mixing gently. Add cumin, mint, basil and salt and pepper. Add wheat, and mix well. Add oil, a little at a time, and mix. Taste for seasonings. Add lemon juice if desired. Serves six to eight as a main meal, 10 as a first course.

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Bulgur wheat is sometimes called cracked wheat. It looks a little bit like cous cous and is creamy to tan in color. It comes in sev-

Jim and Gerri Grassinger live in Anderson; our kids went to high school with theirs. We have many fond memories of Jim filming the kids during track races for McNicholas High. Jim shared his Mom’s mock turtle soup and it looks delicious. No wonder Jim said it’s a family favorite. I hope he invites me over for a bowl.

1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground veal 1 32-ounce bottle ketchup * 4 cups water 1 large onion, diced 1 rib celery, diced 1 lemon, sliced 1 teaspoon allspice 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped 2 tablespoon vinegar 1 ⁄4 cup browned flour Crumble uncooked beef and veal into water, add ketchup, water, onion and

See Rita’s 3 seconds of fame on the “Today Show.” One of her videos was shown in a montage of videos on YouTube of “ordinary people who made a success with YouTube.” Link is http://tinyurl. com/24gtoq3. celery in large pot. Add lemon and allspice and cook for about 45 minutes. Add vinegar and chopped eggs. Cook about 15 minutes. Brown flour in a dry skillet, stirring frequently until medium brown, then add browned flour slowly. Cook a few minutes longer. If soup is too thick add a little more water. Remove lemon slices before serving. * Fill ketchup bottle with water, shake and add to pot also. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Some tips on how to have a healthy swimming season The week before Memorial Day is National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week and Hamilton County Public Health wants everyone to be aware of healthy swimming behav-

iors, particularly ways to prevent recreational water illnesses. Germs are spread by swallowing or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools,

water parks, hot tubs, interactive fountains, water play areas, lakes, rivers or oceans. “The best way to prevent recreational water illnesses is to keep germs out of the

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pool,” said Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram. “All swimmers and parents of young children should do their part to maintain the safety of pools and recreational water activities.” Swimmers can become infected with recreation water illnesses by swallowing, breathing or having contact with contaminated water from swimming pools. Swimmers who are ill may contaminate the water, posing a health risk for the healthy swimmers in the

pool. Chlorine kills most germs over time, but some germs can survive in chlorinated water up to several days. These healthy swimming behaviors are important to remember this summer: • Do not swim and don’t allow children to swim when experiencing diarrhea. You can spread germs in the water and make other people sick. • Don’t swallow the pool water and try to avoid getting any in your mouth. • Practice good hygiene. Shower before swimming

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BRIEFLY Language OK’d

The Ohio House last week approved language sponsored by State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-31st) which directs $10 million to chartered non-public schools – 70 percent of which are Catholic schools. The language included in Senate Bill 181, directs the release of $10 million from the Lottery Profits Education Reserve Fund to be used for chartered non-public schools. Of the $10 million, $7 million will provide funding for auxiliary services including school nurses, speech therapists and college counselors. The remaining $3 million will assist non-public schools with the Administrative Service costs they incur by following state mandated guidelines. The amendment protects funding for Ohio’s public schools and does not jeopardize the state’s ability to recoup maximum federal education dollars. “As an alumna of Seton High School, as a parent of two Catholic school graduates, and as a lifelong resident of the West Side of

Cincinnati, I know how important Catholic Schools are to our children and our communities,” says Driehaus. “This amendment recognizes the successes of Ohio’s chartered non-public schools whilst upholding our constitutional obligation to fund public education.” Senate Bill 181 returns to the Senate for concurrence in House amendments.

Freedom dance

The Delhi Township Veterans Association has a Freedom Isn’t Free dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 26. It will be a the American Legion Hall at 4618 River Road. Tickets are $15 per person and $25 for a couple. The price includes beer, pop and snacks. There also will be raffles and a split the pot. Call 535-1833 for reservations.

Dispose waste

Do you have any hazardous household waste that needs to be disposed? The Hamilton County Department of Environmental

Services sponsors a drop-off site to accept such items as fluorescent bulbs, car batteries, motor oil, gasoline, solvents/thinners, fertilizer, propane tanks and many other items. The site is at Clean Harbors, 4879 Spring Grove Ave. Hours are 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 16. Please combine trips as the county is charged for each visit. For more information, call 946-7700 or visit www.hcdoes.org.

New Social Security office on Reading

The Cincinnati North office of the Social Security Administration has moved to a new office at 10205 Reading Road, Evendale. Live representatives can be reached at the toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday while automated services are available 24 hours a day. Social Security has five other offices in the metro Cincinnati area including

Cincinnati Downtown, Batavia, Hamilton, Middletown and Florence, Ky.

Census calling

The Census Bureau has begun to call households to clarify answers on the census questionnaire. The calls will continue through August. Not every household will receive a call. The caller ID will show “US Census Bureau”. If text is not supported, then a toll free number will appear. If a household would like to confirm they have been contacted by the US Census Bureau, residents should call 866-851-2010 to complete the 10 minute interview. When a message is left at the household, a case identification number will be provided for a household member to return the call and complete the interview. Household members will not be asked social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. Households will not be contacted by e-mail or solicited for donations.

REUNIONS Oak Hills High School class of 1995 – is having its 15-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 28. Enjoy a dinner cruise along the Ohio River and reconnect with classmates on the BB RiverBoats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport. Cost is $55 per person. Boarding is between 6- 6:30 p.m. Boat sails at 7 p.m. Dinner, beer, wine and pop are included. Also hiring a DJ. RSVP by June 5. Send e-mail address to courtne.brass@cbws.com. Send checks to Penny Ferguson, 3118 Ramona Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211. Make checks payable to “Oak Hills High School Class of 1995. Include name and address, phone number, e-mail address and number of people attending the event. Glen Este High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion from 711 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Cost is $50 and includes dinner buffet and DJ. Contact Bruce Griffis at 943-9330, or bgriffis@cinci.rr.com. Kings High School Class of 1990 – is conducting its 20 year reunion on Saturday, June 19, at Receptions Banquet Center in Loveland. Tickets are still available to purchase for Saturday night. The group is currently still searching for lost classmates. For more information, please contact Rob Rude at 2895526 or e-mail: rrude@worldchampsports.com. New Richmond High School Alumni Class – is having a reunion for classes 1931 through 1965, 69:30 p.m., Saturday June 19, at Locust Corner Elementary Auditorium. This year’s reunion is hosted by the class of 1960, which is celebrating its 50th year. Call Jerry Edwards At 513-553-4664. 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 jyoung4256@yahoo.com or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at janicewilkins51@netzero.com. Madeira High School Class of 1964 – is conducting its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Members of the classes of 1963 and 1965 are also invited. For more information, contact larrytuttle@gmail.com, or go to www.madeira1964.com. Madeira High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Contact Brad or Cathy Frye at 561-7045 or gallofrye@ cinci.rr.com, Tricia Smith Niehaus at 769-5337 or suah@fuse.net or Ed Klein at EKlein5@aol.com for more information. 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@yahoo.com, on facebook.com, or at 831-0336. Anyone is welcome to help plan. Deluxe Check Printers employees – are having a reunion July 24. Email deluxe2010reunion@ yahoo.com for more information, or call Rodney Lee at 205-1136. Clermont Northeastern All Alumni Weekend – is scheduled for August 13-14. The weekend activities include a drink with classmates Friday, Aug. 13, at Quaker Steak and Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Milford, for classes 19581969; at Putters, 5723 Signal Hill Court for 1970-1979; at Greenies, 1148 state Route 28, for 19801989; at Buffalo Harry’s 1001 Lila Ave. for 1990-1999 and at Buffalo Wild wings, 175 Rivers Edge Drive for 2000-2010. Not familiar with these locations? Gather your

group and create your own happy hour at a destination of your choice. Then, on Saturday, Aug. 14, classmates can socialize and enjoy a catered dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Fastiques on the Clermont County fairgrounds. Cost is $17 per person. Registration and payment deadline is July 31. Any form received after July 31 will be returned. Contact Andy Seals of the CNE alumni committee at seals_a@cneschools.org for a registration form. Western Hills High school Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at whhs1970@live.com, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year. Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at spa@fuse.net.

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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. For more information, e-mail MountHealthyClassof84Reunion@ gmail.com. Deadline for reservations and money is June 15. The Woodward High School Class of 1960 will celebrate its 50th Reunion in early October. Classmates, or those who know 1960 graduates, please contact Bill Miller at wmillerpl@fuse.net.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Animals/ Nature

Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Disney is promoting community service in 2010. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to Disney World or Disneyland. Visit www.disneyparks.com to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the Web site for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of greenspace. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. Up to eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and

Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail schoolgarden@fuse.net, or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit www.ggrand.org. E-mail www.cincygrrand@yahoo.com. League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, control-

requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.org, or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit www.grailville.org or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira

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Book Buddies – Book Buddies Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Goshen, 45122. Help community youth as they read to a volunteer once a week for six weeks this summer. Students and mentors will be matched and information will be shared about the program. For information or to register, call the library at 722-1221. Book Buddies will start on Tuesday, June 15, and run though Saturday, July 31, at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132. Times and dates vary. Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, jdressing@lngc.org. Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail mentor@clermont2020.org for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550

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Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

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Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail ray.meyer@heart.org. Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 554-6300, or ababcock@destinyhospice.com. Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail ajones@hswo.org. Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 5581292 or helen.williams@uc.edu. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit www.thewellnesscommunity.org and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.

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Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail schoolgarden@fuse.net or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. Contact Gina Burnett at burnett.gina@ wintonwoods.org or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit www.myy.org. YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail melittasmi@countrysideymca.org.

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ling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit www.tristatecart.com for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at wwrc@greatparks.org.

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INEOS public advisory Gamble house feud moves to federal court group seeks members The case over the proposed demolition of the endangered James N. Gamble house is moving to federal court. The move came during Thursday’s 25-minute hearing in the courtroom of Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel. C. Francis Barrett, attorney for the historic Westwood mansion’s owner, told the court that he filed “additional” claims Thursday “challenging the constitutionality” of the May 12 decision by City Council granting historic landmark status to the 13-room mansion that Gamble, the inventor of Ivory Soap, lived in from 1875 until his

death in 1932. The home’s owner, Indian Hill’s Greenacres Foundation - presided over by Louise Nippert - wants to demolish the house. The foundation with the word, “conservation,” in its mission statement, sued the city for a demolition permit. Nippert, 98, has never appeared at any hearing about the house. She was represented Thursday by Carter Randolph, the foundation’s executive vice president. The filing of more claims led Assistant City Solicitor Richard Ganulin to file a notice of removal. That notice moves the case to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division.

Greenacres claims, Ganulin said, “the city deprived it of due process, equal protection under the law and the city has taken (the foundation’s) property without just compensation.” These claims are “Federal constitutional” matters, Ganulin said, and should be heard in federal court. Ganulin’s action did not please Nadel. “Oh come on, come on, come on!” he exclaimed. “All this does is delay the final decision.” Nadel indicated he was ready to rule on “whether or not this (demolition) permit should be issued.” The loser then could appeal his decision. Now, he said, not hiding his frustration, “I can’t make a proper decision.”

Are you interested in the INEOS plant in Addyston? Do you have concerns or questions? Do you want to know more about environmental, health and safety issues? If you do, please consider joining the facility’s Public Advisory Group. Community relations manager Deb Leonard, says the group is looking for new members from the community. Current members are from Addyston, Cleves, Miami Township, North Bend, Sayler Park and Hebron, Ky. PAG members meet with the INEOS site manager and environmental staff to talk about plant activities includ-

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Monfort Heights resident Mary Hutten believes you are what you eat, but she takes it a step further. “You are what you eat ate,” she says. “That’s why it’s important to know what the people who grow your food feed their plants or their animals. You are eating that as well” Food and what goes into it has become a passion for Hutten. And it’s a passion she wants to share. Hutten is a driving force behind the new Lettuce Eat Well Farmers’ Market set to open from 3-7 p.m. Friday, June 4, in Monfort Heights, and then be open the same time every Friday. She and a committee of local residents spent a long time planning for the market, and she is eager to share good food with the community. The first question was location and Hutten says the group found an ideal spot: The market will be on the parking lot at Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road. The church is happy to have the market there, and the market plans to give back to the church and the community. The vendors of the market are asked to donate 1 percent of their sales in cash or product to the church for its outreach to families in need. All of the market vendors are being questioned closely about how they grow the food they will sell. Hutten says it won’t be certified organic, but she’s been looking for vendors who raise fruits and vegetables as naturally as possible. That goes for meat and eggs, too. “You want to know what those animals have been fed,” she said. “I think it’s important.” The farmers’ market will feature in-season locally grown fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs and honey, Hutten said. She’s vetting potential vendors to make sure they will adhere to the philosophy of the market. She said while about 80 percent of the merchandise at the market will be what people traditionally expect, she’s hoping to mix it up with some new items. The market’s organizing committee includes Hutten, David and Peggy Lopez, Ana and Mick Bosarge, Karen

Kerst and Barb Piatt. Lopez says she is looking forward to the opening. “Finally,” she said. “We see these markets in other communities, but at last we have a good farmers market on the west side, here in Green Township. We are really excited. Mary is so optimistic, it really has been a pleasure to work with her.” Hutten is looking forward to the opening as well. “Everyone we talk to is almost as excited as we are,” she said. “We’ve been working on it since February, and while it’s been in people’s minds before, this time, it’s really going to happen.”

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CISE receives check from Charity Tournament Members of the Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund executive board were presented with an $8,000 check April 21 from the Colonial Charity Fund. CISE was one of six local charities benefiting from the 25th annual Colonial Charity Fund Tennis Tournament. The presentation was made by Tim Beischel, a member of the tournament steering committee and a longtime supporter of CISE. Accepting the check on behalf of CISE was Bob Hodge, board chairman, Brian Brockhoff, vice-chairman, and Cary Powell, CISE director.

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The Charity Tournament was started 25 years ago by Ed Berg, who is still an active member of the Colonial Tennis and Fitness Club in North College Hill, and the tennis tournament steering committee. Over the past 25 years, it has raised and distributed more than $1 million to local charities that help children and families. This year’s weekend tournament, on Feb. 19-21, concluded on Sunday with a brunch, awards, prizes and a lively auction with guest auctioneer Channel 9 News anchor Tanya O’Rourke. Catholic Inner-city

School Education Fund (CISE) is a non profit organization supporting eight urban Catholic elementary schools in Cincinnati. CISE provides tuition assistance to students in low-income families, affording them the support, encouragement and excellent curriculum a Catholic education provides. Of the nearly 1,350 students in the CISE schools, 82 percent are not Catholic and 88 percent are from low-income families. Information about CISE can be found at www.cisefund.org or by calling the CISE office at 513-4213131.

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Avenue downtown. Upon completion of the project, the memorial will be known as Greater Cincinnati Firefighter Memorial Park. It will be a regional memorial park dedicated to honoring the memories of all who serve in the fire and emergency response services, locally, nationally, and internationally. The men and women of the past, present, and future will be honored by memorializing their efforts given to the time honored profession of being public-safety professionals. The capital campaign to complete this project requires meeting the goal of $400,000.

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Janet dedicated her life to raising their four children and being a great mother and grandmother. She was a passionate volunteer at both Pilgrim United Church of Christ and her beloved Alma Matre Western Hills High School. Janet is survived by her husband of 53 years Warren H. Greiner, four children Dianne of Fairfield, OH; Bart (Bridget) of Columbus, OH; Brenda and Randall (Peggy) of Cincinnati. She is also survived by two granddaughters Lindsay and Nicole and a brother Roger C. Kipp of Hanover, PA. Janet was preceded in death by her older brother Raymond A. Kipp, Jr. and younger sister Barbara Kipp Sheeren both of Cincinnati, OH.

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Bud Altenau

Henry J. “Bud” Altenau, 81, Delhi Township, died May 22. Survived by wife Doris “Dori” Donovan Altenau; children Ted (Rebecca), Terri, Lisa (Chris Lacey), Tom (Sally), Myra, Susan, Tim, Tricia (Michele Claude) Altenau, Karen (James) Smith; siblings Betty, Frank Altenau, Nancy Hutzel; 16 grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Chip Altenau, siblings Ann Mc Guire, Irene, Mary, Ted, Jack, Charles Altenau. Services were May 25 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Helen Berger

Helen Kern Berger, 90, died May 21. Survived by children Jan (Ron) Canning, Jack (Donna) Berger, Mary Ann (Steve) Juenger; grandchildren Megan, Ryan, Jennifer, Berger Kelly, P.J., Kimmie, Annie; great-grandchildren Zachary, Audrey. Preceded in death by husband Paul Berger, four sisters and four brothers. Services were May 24 at St. William. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

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Francis Fallon

Francis Fallon, 91, Price Hill, died May 11. He was a shipping clerk for Kroger. Survived by son Mark Fallon. Preceded in death by wife Rosalie Elias Fallon. Services Fallon were May 13 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Marie Hatfield

Marie V. Salzarulo-Hatfield, 76, died May 23. She was a resident of Mercy Franciscan at West Park. Survived by brother John (Mary Sue) Salzarulo; nieces and nephews Lori, Katie, Mark, Vince, John, Jimmy, Sharon. Preceded in death by husband Roland Hatfield, brother Michael (Greta) Salzarulo. Services were May 28 at B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

Antoinette Hibben

Antoinette Siemon Hibben, 96, died May 19. She was a member of St. Mary’s Ladies Society and a life member of St. Teresa of Avila Church. Survived by daughter Marydine (James) Yaeger; grandchildren Jay (Tammi), Michael, David (Rhonda Johnson) Yaeger, Connie Gibbs;

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great-grandchildren Jacob, Emily Yaeger, David Jr., Nathan Yaeger, Brandon Gibbs; great-greatgranddaughter Callie Gibbs; Hibben brother-in-law Raymond Brossard; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Bill “The Barber” Hibben, siblings Marcella Brossart, Loraine (Jack) Schabbell, Richard Siemon. Services were May 24 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Teresa of Avila TAP Fund, 1175 Overlook Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Mona Hummel

Mona Ernest Hummel, 57, died May 13. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Tom Hummel; stepsons Mike (Lisa), Scott (Jacki) Hummel; grandchildren Scott Jr., Belle Hummel; siblings Kathleen Hill, Hummel Jennifer Metcalf, Sandra Meza, David Roark; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Albert Ernest III, stepmother Shirley Roark. Services were May 17 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

Mae Murphy

Home. Memorials to Our Lady of Victory Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Mae Bosco Murphy, 89, Delhi Township, died May 23. She was a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service. She volunteered at Mercy Hospital-Western Hills as a bookkeeper for the gift shop, and was a Murphy member of the Crosley Club bridge club and the Rosie Reds. Survived by children Kathleen (Steve) Kirby, Eileen Muccino, Don (Anne) Murphy; grandchildren Tracy Pearson, Scott Gerke, Tony, Angela Muccino, Erin (Jeremy) Viltro, Ryan, Jordan Murphy; great-grandchildren Whitney, Hayley, Chase Pearson, Alex, Mason Muccino, Anna, Sam Viltro. Preceded in death by husband Robert Murphy for 22 years. Services were May 28 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati, 350 Erkenbrecher Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Eugene W. “Jeep” Sunderhaus, 78, died May 14. He was an Army veteran of Korea. Survived by children Mark (Mary), Paul (Mary Kay) Sunderhaus, Mary Frances (James) Todd; sister Mary Regina McCurdy; seven grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Mary Louise Sunderhaus Sunderhaus, siblings George, Robert, Paul Sunderhaus, Martha Kleiner. Services were May 19 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Elder Seton Performance Series, c/o Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205 or West Park Angel Care Fund, 2950 West Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

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Clara Marie “Sis” Ohmer, Delhi Township, died May 26. She was a housekeeper. Survived by siblings Donald, Norbert, Eileen. Preceded in death by parents Charles, Clara Ohmer, brothers Anthony, Raymond, Elmer. Services were June 1 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral

Eugene Sunderhaus

John C. Wespiser, 87, Delhi Township, died May 22. Survived by wife Roberta Wespiser; children Debora (Mark) Shannon, John (Kathryn) Wespiser; grandchildren Blake, Janice, Jessica, Brett, Lindsay, Trent; brother Bill Wespiser. Preceded in death by siblings Joseph Wespiser, Margaret

About obituaries Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. Beaudoin, Mary Merleau. Services were May 28 at St. Simon the Apostle. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Linden Grove School, 4122 Myrtle Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45236 or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

Frances Young

Frances Berns Young, 88, died May 22, Survived by children Tim (Ginny), Kathy, Mark (Beth) Young; grandchildren Kevin (Kim), Kari, Beth, Jim, Eric, Carly; sisters Mary First, Alvera Macke. Preceded in death by husband Raymond Young, siblings Emmert, Joe Berns, Esther Mitchell, Charlotte Godfrey. Services were May 27 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Antoninus Endowment Fund, 1500 Linneman Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Incidents Aggravated burglary

4015 W. Liberty St., May 14. 4127 Francis Ave., May 15. 808 Harris Ave., May 14.

815 Schiff Ave., May 14. 934 Chateau Ave., May 17. 959 Wells St., May 19.

1201 Beech Ave., May 20. 1917 Westmont Lane, May 19.

Reported on West Eighth St., May 22.

Felonious assault Grand theft

1017 Beech Ave., May 20. 1021 Coronado Ave., May 17. 1031 Morado Drive, May 18. 1129 Jennie Lane, May 19. 1227 Mckeone Ave., May 14. 3019 Murdock Ave., May 15. 3026 Glenway Ave., May 17. 3401 Glenway Ave., May 17. 3521 Rosecliff Drive, May 20. 516 Hawthorne Ave., May 19. 573 Considine Ave., May 15.

Petit theft

1032 Coronado Ave., May 20. 1075 Covedale Ave., May 18. 1107 Maureen Lane, May 18. 1109 Morado Drive, May 18. 1116 Gilsey Ave., May 19. 1731 Wyoming Ave., May 19. 2144 Ferguson Road, May 14. 2822 Glenway Ave., May 19. 3050 Mickey Ave., May 15. 3100 Warsaw Ave., May 15. 3106 W. Eighth St., May 17. 3901 Glenway Ave., May 18. 394 Elberon Ave., May 15. 409 Purcell Ave., May 19. 4105 W. Eighth St., May 14. 420 Hawthorne Ave., May 19. 4241 Glenway Ave., May 14. 4420 Carnation Ave., May 19. 4431 W. Eighth St., May 20. 4723 Dale Ave., May 17. 5000 Glenway Ave., May 14. 6158 Ottawa St., May 17. 616 Overlook Ave., May 19. 662 Pedretti Ave., May 19.

Rape

Robbery

3503 W. Eighth St., May 20. 3700 Warsaw Ave., May 17. 3718 W. Eighth St., May 16. 990 McPherson Ave., May 22.

Theft of license plate

1469 State Ave., May 14. 4716 Highridge Ave., May 14.

Vehicle theft

1034 Overlook Ave., May 15. 150 Chelsea Place, May 22. 3518 W. Eighth St., May 16. 4135 Glenway Ave., May 23. 750 Grand Ave., May 19.

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Arrests/citaitons

Derick Falbo, 18, 357 Robben Lane, drug possession at 4700 block of Delhi Road, May 24. Matthew Simpson, 24, 5020 Giles Court, drug possession at 5000 block of Giles Court, May 26. Charles Chew, 25, 7825 Orchard Court, drug paraphernalia at 5200 block of Riverwatch Drive, May 22. Kenneth Blackerby, 45, 5340 Gander Drive, open container at 400 block of Anderson Ferry Road, May 20. Justin Wissing, 22, 4458 St. Dominic Drive, open container at 4700 block of Delhi Road, May 22. George Raymond, 46, 7451 Gracely Drive, drug possession at 5800 block of Cleves Warsaw Road, May 21. Robert Moehrinh, 18, 1319 Devils Backbone Road, drug possession

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1341 Manss Ave., May 17. 812 Elberon Ave., May 16. Breaking and entering 1262 Rutledge Ave., May 15. 1264 Rutledge Ave., May 15. 1266 Rutledge Ave., May 15. 3106 Warsaw Ave., May 17. 3604 Glenway Ave., May 18. 4422 Carnation Ave., May 19. 4614 Midland Ave., May 16. 505 Hawthorne Ave., May 16. 6574 Gracely Drive, May 15. 700 Rosemont Ave., May 17.

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at 4700 block of Mayhew Avenue, May 22. Anthony Miller, 39, 4384 Cloverhill Terrace, theft at 5080 Delhi Road, May 18. Juvenile, domestic violence at 6300 block of Upper Road, May 18.

Burglary

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Man reported jewelry, video game equipment stolen at 5489 Rapid Run Road, May 21.

Theft

Kroger reported $300 in plants stolen at 5080 Delhi Road, May 21. United Dairy Farmers reported receiving counterfeit $20 bill at 5692

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. Rapid Run Road, May 21. 6648 Thunderhill Lane woman reported bag stolen from vehicle at 5000 block of Delhi Road, May 18. Kentucky man reported cell phone, computer stolen from vehicle at 400 block of Sunaire Terrace, May 20. Man reported GPS, purse stolen from vehicle at 5417 Dengail Drive, May 16.

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Burglary

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Christopher Miller, born 1985, soliciting prostitution, 985 Woodlawn Ave., May 19. Daron Jarmon, born 1965, soliciting prostitution, 960 Woodlawn Ave., May 19. Dwayne H. Smith, born 1973, soliciting prostitution and loitering to solicit, 3412 Price Ave., May 19. Garland M. Butts, born 1981, domestic violence, 2702 Morrow Place, May 18. Joseph Simms, born 1982, menacing, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 23. Nicholas Walpole, born 1987, domestic violence, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 22. Raymond W. Tinker, born 1960, receiving stolen checks forgery, 3441 Warsaw Ave., May 22. Santon Martil Gutierrez, born 1962, soliciting prostitution and loitering to solicit, 990 Woodlawn Ave., May 19. Charles Dove, born 1972, aggravated robbery and criminal damaging and endangerment, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 17. Lovella Fanning, born 1972, telecommunication harassment, 809 Wells St., May 18. Chris James, born 1983, robbery, 3718 W. Eighth St., May 19. Wayne M. Bickel, born 1987, endangering child neglect, 836 McPherson Ave., May 18. Amanda Sparks, born 1983, possession of drug abuse instruments, 3609 Warsaw Ave., May 11. Alvin Gonzales, born 1980, possession of drugs and soliciting prostitution, 970 Woodlawn Ave., May 19. Amelia Schaller, born 1969, domestic violence, 983 Enright Ave., May 21. Barbara Hughes, born 1969, assault and disorderly conduct, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 20. Chanelle Cotton, born 1971, loud musical noises, 3648 W. Eighth St., May 13. Christine Lynn MacDonald, born 1988, endangering child neglect, 836 McPherson Ave., May 18. Damion T. Dailey, born 1973, soliciting prostitution and loitering to solicit, 3450 Price Ave., May 19. Dorothy Jones, born 1950, possession of drugs, 750 Grand Ave., May 12. Jeremias Perez, born 1985, soliciting prostitution and loitering to solicit, 980 Woodlawn Ave., May 19. John Spain, born 1988, soliciting prostitution, 906 Elberon Ave., May 19. Kenneth R. Stigall, born 1942, loitering to solicit and soliciting prostitution, 750 Grand Ave., May 19. Kimberly Osborn, born 1978, endangerment child neglect, 836 McPherson Ave., May 18. Mark T. Berding, born 1969, soliciting prostitution and loitering to solicit, 994 Woodlawn Ave., May 19. Michael J. Duwel, born 1972, loitering to solicit and soliciting prostitution, 3420 Price Ave., May 19. Peter Borger, born 1981, soliciting prostitution and loitering to solicit, 3431 Warsaw Ave., May 19. Simeon Isreal Gilden, born 1980, soliciting prostitution and loitering to solicit, 3401 Price Ave., May 19. Steven Glover, born 1972, loitering to solicit and soliciting prostitution, 805 Elberon Ave., May 19. Steven J. Freudiger, born 1960, soliciting prostitution and loitering to

solicit, 823 Elberon Ave., May 19. Sylvia Woody, born 1972, possession of drugs, 3417 Warsaw Ave., May 12. Teare Jackson, born 1984, assault and domestic violence, 960 Grand Ave., May 23. Theodore Blye, born 1959, assault, 1790 Grand Ave., May 22. Theresa Martini, born 1989, obstruction of official business, 3465 Warsaw Ave., May 19. Kevin Cassell, born 1974, domestic violence, 6900 Home City Ave., May 19. Anthony Mays, born 1972, domestic violence, 3999 W. Eighth St., May 24. Carlos Davis, born 1989, resisting arrest and obstruction of official business, 1605 Wyoming Ave., May 24. Charles R. Pope, born 1979, possession of drug paraphernalia, having weapon with drug conviction and felonious assault, 1917 Westmont Lane, May 19. Eric Bradfield, born 1987, disorderly conduct, 1245 Gilsey Ave., May 9. Howard J. Maher, born 1971, disorderly conduct, 810 Nebraska Ave., May 15. Jamie Forte, born 1986, criminal damaging or endangerment, 1116 Gilsey Ave., May 19. Mark E. Linneman, born 1969, disorderly conduct, 4161 W. Eighth St., May 10. Donnie Dillard, born 1991, criminal damaging or damaging and theft under $300, 2295 Wyoming Ave., May 19. Darlene Simpson, born 1980, violation of temporary protection order, 2144 Ferguson Road, May 18. Christopher Shelton, born 1985, domestic violence, 4430 Ridgeview Ave., May 21. Ebony Williams, born 1981, disorderly conduct, 1245 Gilsey Ave., May 9. Edward M. Backscheider, born 1979, domestic violence, 4111 Vinedale Ave., May 23. Jamie Tincher, born 1990, disorderly conduct, 718 Wilbud Drive, May 23. Kaleigh M. Backscheider, born 1984, domestic violence, 4111 Vinedale Ave., May 23. Kevin L. Jetter, born 1961, possession of open flask, possession of drugs and city or local ordinance violation, 3812 Latham Ave., May 22. Mike Stacy, born 1987, disorderly conduct, 4031 Fawnhill Lane, May 23. Ramon Herald, born 1992, felonious assault, 1917 Westmont Lane, May 18.

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IN THE SERVICE Simpson

Nicholas M. Simpson has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. Simpson graduated in 2008 from Western Hills High School, and received an associate degree in 2009 from Raymond Walters College. He will report to Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for basic training. He is the son of Shawn Simpson, and Kelly Catlett of Delphos, Ohio.

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