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The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will kick off its fourth annual summer Shakespeare in the Park tour by performing “Hamlet” in Mount Echo Park – FULL STORY, A2

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Delhi Police received a tip and caught a man who is accused of burglaries in Delhi and Green townships and in Fort Thomas. Police said he would ride a bike to burglaries. – FULL STORY, A2


By Kurt Backscheider

Kevin Frank said he never imagined he would ever live in Price Hill. But since moving to Price Hill eight years ago, he said he wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. The Pleasant Ridge transplant’s love of his new neighborhood is one reason he takes such good care of his home, and his efforts have been rewarded. Price Hill Will’s Beautification Community Action Team presented Frank with its annual Property Pride Award. Each summer the organization recognizes Price Hill residents who go above and beyond to maintain beautiful homes and yards. “It’s exciting,” Frank said. “This place has been a work in progress, but it’s been a lot of fun.” He said when he first moved to his Maryland Avenue home there were zero plants in the yard. Now his yard boasts more than 150 plants. When he has free time, Frank said there’s no place he’d rather be than working in his yard. “It’s relaxing and peaceful. It’s my hobby,” he said. “I love getting out in the yard and getting dirty.”

Emily Horning, a community organizer for Price Hill Will, said members of the Beautification Community Action Team chose Frank as the winner because he not only keeps his yard beautiful, but he also does landscaping work at the top of his street. She said Frank installed a landscaping bed and planted flowers to make a gateway entrance to his street at the intersection of Mount Hope and Maryland avenues. “He made an effort to look outside of his own property,” Horning said. “There are so many people in Price Hill who take pride in their properties, and recognizing those people out helps perpetuate these ideals we shoot for in a livable community.” This summer the beautification team added two more categories to the Property Pride Award – most improved property and the best business property. Radel Funeral Home on Glenway Avenue was recognized with the “Golden Broom Award” for winning the Business Property Pride Award. “It’s great,” said Skip Radel, president of Radel Funeral Home. “We’ve always had pride in our business in Price Hill.” Radel said Dan Feist, a funeral assistant with the family business,

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Kevin Frank, center, was awarded the Property Pride Award by Price Hill Will’s Beautification Community Action Team for the landscaping he’s installed and maintained at his home on Maryland Avenue. Presenting the award were, from left, Price Hill Will community organizer Emily Horning, beautification team member Carolyn Wickelhaus and Danielle Burtschy.


Radel Funeral Home on Glenway Avenue was recognized with the Business Property Pride Award by Price Hill Will’s Beautification Community Action Team. Pictured at the award presentation are, from left, Carolyn Wickelhaus, of the beautification team; Dan Feist, of Radel Funeral Home, holding the Golden Broom Award; Danielle Burtschy; Skip Radel, owner of Radel Funeral Home; and Emily Horning of Price Hill Will. is responsible for the beautiful grounds at the Radel Funeral Home locations in both Price Hill and Delhi Township. “Every year we try to do a little something extra to keep it going and make it look nice,” Feist said. Horning said Radel was chosen as the business winner because of its consistency in maintaining a clean property smack dab in the middle of Price Hill’s business district. “It’s not just the floral arrangements on the grounds – they take it to the sidewalk as well. You never see litter on their property,” she said. “It’s such a beautiful Price Hill establishment.” Horning said Morrow Place residents Ali and Ben Nunery were named winners of the Most Improved Property Pride Award for their efforts to completely renovate a once dilapidated property. She said the work the couple did to their home, which they call their “little oasis,” inspired other neighbors on the street to beautify their yards as well. “It’s easy to get frustrated with all the work that goes into making a house a home, but little by little things turn around and we’re proud to do our part in making the neighborhood beautiful,” said Ben Nunery, who has owned the home with his wife for a little more than a year. Ali Nunery added, “You are a product of where you live. The better your property looks the bet-

“It’s easy to get frustrated with all the work that goes into making a house a home, but little by little things turn around and we’re proud to do our part in making the neighborhood beautiful.”

Ben Nunery Homeowner who won a Property Pride Award

ter it makes you feel coming home to it. “When people see that we take care of our home and have pride in it, we are influencing them to have the same amount of care for their own homes,” she said.


Ali and Ben Nunery, owners of this home on Morrow Place, were recognized as the Most Improved Property Pride Award winners by Price Hill Will’s Beautification Community Action Team. The homeowners have completely renovated the once dilapidated property.

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Mt. Echo to host evening of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ By Kurt Backscheider

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will kick off its summer Shakespeare in the Park tour with a performance in Price Hill. The professional theater group, based in downtown Cincinnati, will feature its production of “Hamlet” in parks throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky this summer as part of its fourth annual Shakespeare in the Park tour. Jeanna Vella, director of education for the theater company, said this summer’s tour of “Hamlet” kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Mount Echo Park in East Price Hill. She said the company has again partnered with the Cincinnati Parks Depart-


Ian Bond, a member of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, will star as Hamlet in the theater group’s upcoming performance of “Hamlet” at Mount Echo Park. ment this year to provide performances in the city at Eden Park, Lytle Park and

Mount Echo Park. The tour will also visit parks in Colerain Township, Hamilton,

Madeira and Monroe in Ohio, and President’s Park in Edgewood, Ky. She said admission to the performance is free, and adults and children alike will enjoy this outdoor production of one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. Vella said director Chris Guthrie, a production associate with the theater company, has created a dynamic setting for “Hamlet” while maintaining Shakespeare’s original text. Guthrie said “Hamlet” is a story about a young man who, through a series of adventures, must become worthy of being a king. “‘Hamlet’ is the original anti-hero story,” Guthrie said. “Hamlet is not a superhero and he knows it.” Vella said simple contem-

porary costumes, including cloaks and capes, add drama to the staging and allow the company of six actors to play multiple roles with simple changes of dress. Patti Hogan, a member of the East Price Hill Improvement Association, said she’s enjoyed past Shakespeare in the Park events and can think of no better setting than Mount Echo. “Imagine setting up your chair under the shade of one of Mount Echo’s beautiful age-old trees, surrounded by rolling hillsides, and while you’re sitting there Mount Echo’s pavilion and hillsides transform into the stage for one of Shakespeare’s classics,” Hogan said. She said the park is one

of the neighborhood’s most cherished assets. With views rivaling any in the city, a beautiful pavilion, walking paths, picnic areas and baseball fields, she said the park should be promoted and shared. “If you haven’t enjoyed Mount Echo, or maybe it’s been a while, I can’t think of a better opportunity,” Hogan said. “Bring a picnic dinner and while you’re eating enjoy a little Shakespeare. “Afterwards take in the spectacular city view and stroll along the river walk. A perfect evening,” she said. For a complete listing of performance dates or more about the Shakespeare in the Park tour, visit the company’s website at

Chiefs pitch in to umpire this year’s ‘prom’ Skirt Game

The Delhi Township fire and police chiefs will trade in their uniforms for umpire gear as they take the field to keep a bevy of prom queens behaving during the annual Delhi Skirt Game. “We are billing them as

the three chiefs,” said Clyde Kober, co-chairman of the annual charity event. “We have Chief Bill Zoz from the Delhi Fire Department, president Don Jasper as the chief of the Delhi Athletic Association; and Chief Jim Howarth of the Delhi Police Department. “All three of the depart-


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Delhi Township Fire Chief Bill Zoz, left, Don Jasper, Delhi Athletic Association president, and Police Chief James Howarth, right, practice their techniques as the trio prepares to umpire the Aug. 6 Skirt Game. “We are in the process of doing interviews and making the final recommendations.” Anyone who wants to nominate someone as a Skirt Game recipient can do so by writing a letter and sending it to The Delhi Skirt Game, c/o The Delhi Police Department, 934 Neeb

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“Folks might want to tune in or set their DVR for Herzog’s Friday Dance Party at around 6:45 a.m. on channel 12,” Kober said. “They might see someone from Delhi that they recognize the day of the Skirt Game.” Since the 2009 Skirt Game, the committee has helped 15 families in Delhi Township with more than $50,000 in cash and needed items. “This included helping folks avoid the loss of their homes, the loss of their utilities and, in some cases, providing food,” Kober said. “In addition, the Skirt Game worked with the Delhi Township fire and police departments for our initial Kids, Cops and Firefighters event. “We helped 84 kids in 23 different families have a better Christmas by letting them go on a shopping spree at the Western Hills Target. “With the help of the township Bigg’s, one of the Skirt Games major sponsors, the police and fire departments delivered a food basket to each of these 23 families to make sure they had a decent meal at Christmas time.” For information about the Delhi Skirt Game, go to the committee website at, or e-mail info@delhiskirtgame. org, or call 451-1197. Donations of either cash or items for the game raffle can be mailed to, delivered to or dropped off at the Delhi Township Police Department, 934 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233. Checks can be made out to The Delhi Skirt Game.

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Mural links Sayler Park to its past and present By Heidi Fallon

Snapshots into Sayler Park’s past are being emblazoned along an equally historical building at Gracely and Revere drives. The community was selected to receive the mural from Cincinnati ArtWorks. Community leader Amy Searcy said this is the 26th mural the ArtWorks project has done around the city. “They were looking for a neighborhood along the river in the western part of town and we fit the bill,” she said. Working with village council and Village Arts Council, artists from the ArtWorks project tapped Sayler Park’s own resident artists Evan Hildebrandt and Alison Shepard to oversee the work. Alex Villasanti, 18, is one of seven teens picked to help complete the project. The Sayler Park teen said he was selected to do a similar project in South Cumminsville last summer. “It’s minimum wage and a lot of work, but it’s fun,” he said, while waiting for his next can of paint to be stirred.


Sayler Park teen Alex Villasanti, in the red cap, along with Sayler Park artists Evan Hildebrandt and Alison Shepard stir up paint to finish a section of a large mural along a building at Gracely and Revere drives in Sayler Park. The couple depicted taking a stroll through an early Sayler Park are Shepard’s grandparents, Mary Gracely Shepard and Harvey Shepard Jr.


What may be the butcher’s son is depicted holding a horse outside what once was the Strassell Meat Market in Sayler Park. The portrait is one of the many images on the side of the former market at the corner of Gracely and Revere drives that are part of the large mural being painted by ArtWorks. He said the selection process isn’t easy. “You have to submit three works, a still life and a self-portrait and complete an interview,” he said. The artists have been at work the last week and

Hildebrandt said they hoped to be finished soon. The mural stretches the entire length of what Shepard said was the first Kroger store in Cincinnati. “At least that’s what we’re told,” she said. “It

was also a meat market.” The ground floor of the two-story building now houses the Cincinnati District 3 Police sub station. The mural includes historical images of Sayler Park, along with more current scenes and examples of typical Sayler Park architecture. The images were all selected by a panel of residents. “We had community

The old, the new and the classic will roll in to Fernbank Park for the 21st annual Rollin’ on the River car show Sunday, July 25. Car enthusiasts can come out from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to see the show hosted by the of Riverview-Delhi Hills Kiwanis Club in partnership with the Hamilton County Park District. Al Duebber, one of the car show organizers, said this year will be the biggest yet with hundreds of participants and 90 trophies to be awarded to the best in their class.

Along with the array of cars, the event offers food and non-alcoholic drinks. The Delhi Business Association will present music by Sound Performance. All proceeds raised during the show benefits the Boy Scouts of America, Operation Youth and other local charities that support youth education. More than $250,000 has been raised since 1990. Trophies will be given out at the awards presentation at 3:30 p.m. There will be a raffle for a 46-inch LCD flat screen television. Rollin’ on the River is

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ard said they hope, once this mural is finished, it will inspire others they can do around the neighborhood. The couple did a mural on the Village Art Council building last year. “We’d like to do more, especially in the business district,” Shepard said. “Something this size would really help beautify the area and spark a lot of interest.”


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meetings to determine a theme and the consensus was something that best illustrated our past and present, using people,” Searcy said. “Some of the faces are historic residents and some still live here.” One couple is close to Shepard’s artistic heart. “It’s my grandparents,” she said, pausing with paint brush in hand. Hildebrandt and Shep-

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Little relief seen in Duke tax agreement A decision by Duke Energy to pay a larger share of personal property taxes this year has done little to ease the concerns of school districts and local governments in Hamilton County. Duke announced July 14 it reached an agreement with the Ohio Department of Taxation to pay 90 percent of the full-year 2009 tax assessment while it appeals the way its personal property is valued. The utility already paid the first half of its 2009 taxes in the first quarter of 2010. But Duke said in June it would withhold a portion of the last half of the payments during the appeals process. The latest agreement cuts in half the amount Duke planned to withhold. The agreement affects only the taxes to be paid this year, said Pat Hoffmann, Duke’s regional communications manager. The appeal process with the Ohio Department of Taxation will continue. “We hope to have a hearing this summer,” she said. Gary Schroeder, Delhi Township administrator, said the town-

ship has been told to expect to lose $134,000 annually if Duke is successful. “There’s no way to make up additional revenues without some kind of cuts,” Schroeder said. As far as Duke’s decision to pay during the appeal process, Schroeder said officials would continue a wait and see approach to the suit. Oak Hills Local School District Treasurer Ronda Johnson said the district was originally slated to lose $297,000 for Duke Energy’s June payment, but now the loss will be $148,500. She said the utility has another payment due in December, which is collected in January 2011, but school districts aren’t sure how Duke will handle that payment. Johnson said Oak Hills could lose the full $297,000 in December, or lose $148,500 again. “The appeal process will, in all likelihood, still be going on through the next six months, so we are still at the mercy of Duke to see how they will handle the first half payment due in December,” she said.

She said Oak Hills is planning for a $148,500 reduction in its July receipt and a $297,000 reduction in its January 2011 receipt, for a total of $445,500. She said there is no mechanism in place to make up for the money Duke is withholding. “It’s certainly a challenge to analyze how we can cut nearly $500,000 from our budget with as little impact on instruction as possible,” Johnson said. Oak Hills has the lowest expenditures per pupil in Hamilton County and is $1,063 below the state average in per pupil expenditures, she said. “Our budget is already very lean,” she said. Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes cautioned that local taxing authorities should be cautious in spending these funds. “I am just a little concerned,” he said. “If Duke is successful in its appeal, this money would have to be refunded, with interest, from each taxing authority in Hamilton County.” The amount of any refunds will be based on the values determined

through the appeal. Rhodes says spending the money now could create significant shortfalls in future years. Rhodes says because of the timing of the additional payment, it will not be settled until the first half real property tax settlement in April 2011. To help offset the impact on current budgets, the funds will be available for advances through the auditor’s office to those districts that request them. In Cincinnati, the city may save up to $10 million this year and next in a new deal with Duke Energy that allows the city to pay cheaper rates. Most of the savings, however, will not apply to the 2011 deficit, projected to be $50 million. Only about $280,000 of the savings – for the reduced cost of operating street and traffic lights – applies to the city’s operating fund. The deal was a renegotiation of a 2004 agreement with Duke predecessor Cinergy Corp. It allows the city to buy energy at belowmarket rates, something the previous contract didn’t do, adds a 10

percent discount off those rates and extends the contract from 2010 to 2013. Duke also waived a $2 million penalty for renegotiating early – the contract wasn’t set to expire until Dec. 31. “The administration and Duke did a very good job of looking for savings,” said Meg Olberding, spokeswoman for City Manager Milton Dohoney. Among the ways the city estimates the new deal will save: • $1 million this year and almost $3 million next by Greater Cincinnati Water Works, in part because the utility can set its utility usage at times that are offpeak for other Duke customers. • $75,000 in usage this year on traffic and street lights, plus more than $201,000 next year. That money would have come out of the city’s Department of Transportation and Engineering budget. • $20,000 this year on the convention center’s electric bill, plus more than $61,000 next year. Heidi Fallon, Jennie Key, Kurt Backscheider and Gannett News Service contributed to this report.

Wildlife artist John Ruthven judging 2010 Harvest Home art Internationally acclaimed artist John Ruthven will be judging this year’s Harvest Home Fair Art Show. The fair is scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 912 at Harvest Home Park in Cheviot. Ruthven, who has received recognition and several awards for his mastery of wildlife art, will be on hand at the art show to judge entries and award cash prizes in oil/acrylic,

watercolor and other media. Ruthven has often been called the 20th Century Ruthven Audubon because of his impeccably accurate wildlife art. He uses the same techniques as his predecessor, thoroughly studying and researching his subjects, sketching to

rigid specifications, and then painstakingly rendering original paintings with beautiful detail. Because of his community service record, business and civic accomplishments, and concern for others, Ruthven has also been named a Great Living Cincinnatian. “We are honored to have John Ruthven attend the art show and judge our entries this year,” said Sharon


Christopherson, co-chair of the Harvest Home Fair Art Show. “We hope that he will help attract more submissions and, in turn, provide broader recognition for local artists,” she said, noting that the quality of entries is amazingly high. “We are expecting about 40,000 visitors to the fair this year, and I am excited about the broad exposure we can provide for up-and-

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coming artists, art students, and established artists,” added John Williams, cochair of the show. Works submitted for judging will be displayed in a secure building and may be priced and sold by the artist. Entries are $10 each, with a limit of two. For more information on how to submit artwork, crafts, and general exhibits, please visit or call 513-662-0524 and


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The following students have earned honors for for the fourth quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.


First honors: Sarah Bailey, Haley Baker, Rachel Barkalow, Kristen Bauer, Angela Blake, Ellen Bley, Kristen Brauer, Laura Burkart, Abigail Dinkelacker, Amy Dirksing, Gabriela Discepoli, Hannah Donnellon, Emily Friedmann, Erin Glankler, Emily Hartmann, Jamie Heidel, Therese Herzog, Rachael Hester, Ashley Humphrey, Molly James, Rebecca Kaiser, Kelsey Kleiman, Katherine Ledermeier, Anna Lynd, Caroline Meyer, Jessica Michael, Nazret Michael, Megan Mitchell, Rosa Molleran, Kimberly Reynolds, Katherine Ruwe, Christina Schmidt, Elizabeth Trentman, Maggie Walsh, Kelsey Watts, Kristen Weber, Kelley Wiegman and Jenna Zappasodi. Second honors: Melina Artmayer, Ashlee Barker, Erin Biehl, Sarah Bode, Katherine Brossart, Kaitlyn Brown, Mykayla Cassidy, Stephanie Cline, Elizabeth David, Emily Davis, Kerri Davis, Hannah DeZarn, Jane Eby, Maria Finnell, Lydia Fischesser, Sara Freking, Katherine Gandenberger, Lisa Gasparec, Sarah Hale, Taylor Hayes, Kelly Henderson, Chelsea Jansen, Abbie Kemble, Elizabeth Kenkel, Courtney Kurzhals, Emily Kurzhals, Marissa McPhillips, Kristen O’Conner, Sydney Otis, Amy Pellegrino, Jennifer Peterman, Stephanie Pieper, Laura Raphael, Marisa Schwartz, Grace Simpson, Hanna Smith, Alexandra Souders, Nicole Stephan, Jordan Stevens, Kelsey Stevens, Molly Stowe, Callie Talbot, Megan Treft, Rebecca Tumlin, Samantha Weidner, Brittney Welborne and Emily Wernke.


First honors: Jamie Aufderbeck, Jennifer Boehm, Anna Bross, Melissa Burns, Abigail Bussard, Lauren Dehne, Emily Diersing, Kelsie Dirksing, Anna Eggleston, Amy Feie, Clara Frey, Morgan Fuller, Angela Funk, Eva Gilker, Rachel Glankler, Cayli Harrison, Alexandra Harter, Emma Hauer, Rebecca Heidemann, Erin Kissinger, Jennifer Langen, Alli-

son Loechtenfeldt, Amanda Maurmeier, Brianna McCrea, Colleen McHenry, Erin McNamara, Elizabeth Miller, Kelsey Niehauser, Meghan Pope, Holly Reckers, Kelsey Redmond, Morgan Redrow, Meagan Riesenbeck, Carly Ruwan, Morgan Schoener, Emily Schroer, Sarah Schwab, Lauren Seibert, Halle Specht, Ashley Stacey, Brooke Stock, Hannah Stowe, Megan Tritschler, Amber Volmer and Alexandra Wilkens. Second honors: Corrine Bachman, Rita Bahlebi, Mackenzie Briggs, Emma Bunke, Sarah Cole, Bernadette DiStasi, Jennifer Drout, Kayla Grosheim, Kelly Hetzer, Jessica Hinkel, Grace Jung, Lauren Kayse, Jessica Kerley, Elizabeth Maffey, Erin McBreen, Victoria Muccillo, Amanda Myers, Erin Newell, Elizabeth Odenbeck, Monica Phipps, Abigail Rebholz, Lauren Rhein, Livia Sabato, Marissa Sander, Shannon St. George, Emily Storm, Madeline Tucker, Jacquelyn Voet, Caroline Walsh, Lindsey Weesner and McKenzie Wills.


First honors: Nikole Barkalow, Kaitlin Bigner, Elizabeth Bley, Melanie Bosse, Mary Burger, Allison Cremering, Megan Dechering, Katie Deitsch, Hannah Dorsey, Katherine Dowling, Cassondra Dreiling, Melissa Farmer, Mariele Fluegeman, Traci Garcia, Allison Hart, Jenna Hartmann, Katelyn Hautman, Jennifer Herzog, Mara Huber, Brittany Janszen, Megan Jones, Emily Matacia, Jackie Meyer, Catherine Minning, Sarah Mosteller, Katherine Moster, Terese Ostendorf, Maggie Poplis, Melissa Rapien, Elizabeth Ruwe, Mandolin Schreck, Jessica Seger, Heather Smith, Ashley St. John, Taylor Sturwold, Megan Wanstrath, Nicole Williams and Zoe Zeszut. Second honors: Madeline Armstrong, Rachel Baker, Alexa Benjamin, Kelly Biggs, Sydney Burke, Elizabeth Duccilli, Catherine Dugan, Emily Farmer, Sara Fieger, Elizabeth Harig, Colleen Henshaw, Megan Humphrey, Emma Jones, Kassandra Kurzhals, Erika Leonard, Madeline Meinhardt, Kaitlyn Miller, Sara Oberjohann, Michelle Peterman, Victoria Pfeiffer, Kelly Pieper, Alyson Ruch, Kelsey Schaible, Kimberly

Schloemer, Alexis Schmitz, Allison Schneider, Aubrey Schulz, Samantha Seiler, Leah Smith, Amanda Stephens, Sarah Strawser, Sarah Tebelman, Ashley Tomlinson, Samantha Turner, Morgan Wagner, Emily Wellbrock, Chelsea Wendling and Savanna Zappasodi.


First honors: Perin Acito, Anna Ahlrichs, Marissa Artmayer, Alexandra Avery, Katelyn Bachus, Adrienne Bussard, Emily Caldwell, Gina Carmosino, Camille Chiappone, Justine Cole, Kelly Collins, Maggie Cosker, Emma Cunningham, Jessica Daily, Hannah Davis, Lindsay Doll, Abby Durso, Amy Felix, Kristen Gallagher, Rachel Gattermeyer, Beth Heidemann, Mary Herbers, Kari Hetzel, Amanda Huschart, Kathryn Jauch, Carli Kahny, Kristen Kayse, Margaret Kissinger, Mary Knight, Julia Kramer, Stacey Kurzhals, Megan Larkins, Catherine Louis, Elizabeth Mahon, Kathryn Maltry, Emily Maly, Emily Meyer, Hannah Mueller, Julie Murray, Sydney Murray, Stephanie Neiheisel, Rebecca Niederhausen, Erin O’Brien, Kelly O’Brien, Erin Reilly, Chelsea Rosfeld, Erin Rowekamp, Emily Schmitt, Hannah Schwab, Elaine Simpson, Allison Smith, Heidi Stautberg, Alison Stevens, Caroline Sullivan, Samantha Theders, Danielle Thiemann, Eleanor Ventre, Madelynne Whelan, Kelly Winter, Nicole Woelfel, Mallory Workman and Hannah Zimmerman. Second honors: Anna Bengel, Amanda Birri, Hannah Borell, Adelyn Boyle, Megan Brandt, Emma Broerman, Samantha Buschle, Alexandria Davis, Lauren DiMenna, Julie Drout, Melissa Funk, Katelyn Gellenbeck, Kaitlyn Hartinger, Michelle Heidemann, Jessica Hiatt, Patricia Hoffman, Molly Kollmann, Audrey Koopman, Victoria Koopman, Karina Kurzhals, Mary Rose Leisring, Erica Lovell, Bethany Madlener, Chelsea Meckstroth, Olivia Meinhardt, Lisa Merz, Kathryn Mootz, Maureen Mulligan, Rebecca Nocheck, Christina O’Hara, Alyssa Pretty, Brittany Rauh, Hannah Rechel, Maria Ricke, Becky Riegler, Kaitlyn Rinear, Michelle Rollison, Maria Sabato, Sarah Stanton, Regine Tunheim, Rebecca Walton, Michelle Weber, Jodie Wilson and Sarah Witsken.


Hall of Excellence

Mother of Mercy High School recently welcomed eight new members to its Alumnae Hall of Excellence. The hall, now in its second year, recognizes exemplary Mercy graduates who achieve academic or professional excellence, contribute significantly to their professions or their communities, and who positively promote Mother of Mercy and its values. The alums were recognized at the school’s annual Honors Banquet. The inductees, their year of graduation and their career fields or fields of interest are, from left, Maryann Gindele Barth of Florence, Ky., ‘68, educator/advocate for the deaf; Deborah Gibbs Simpson of Villa Hills, Ky., ‘69, business administration; Mary Kathleen Doerger Lorenz of Mount Healthy, ‘61, social justice/hunger issues; Jennifer Robb of Columbus, ‘99, social justice/systemic change; Mary Jo Niklas Dangel of Green Township, ‘64, journalism; Libbey Spiess, M.D., of Green Township, ‘83, pediatric medicine; and Laura Schreibeis of Sharonville, ‘79, mechanical engineering. Not pictured is D. Lynn Meyers of Green Township, ‘73, fine arts/theater.

McAuley junior addresses Children’s hospital ball McAuley High School junior Samantha Morrissey and her mother, Angela, are members of the Cincinnati Children’s Champions for Children’s Program, sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. As a Champion, Samantha’s task is to inspire other families who might be going through a difficult time, raise awareness about a disease or important health issue, and meet other patient families. She has given many speeches to different con-

stituencies as well as being involved with the Walk for Kids. Most recently, Samantha was asked to present the outgoing president of Children’s Hospital, Jim Anderson, with his farewell gift at the annual Children’s Celestial Ball, a black-tie affair held at the Duke Energy Center. Samantha’s involvement with the medical center began with a diagnosis of Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare childhood form of bone and muscle cancer, when she was just completing seventh grade at St. Ignatius. She

underwent treatment in the form of chemotherapy and surgery for one year with positive results. She continues to be monitored every three months with tests such as MRIs, CT scans, and heart tests; this monitoring will last until five years have passed. She thinks very highly of all the Children’s Hospital doctors and staff and is happy to volunteer for them. Samantha is the daughter of Michael and Angela Morrissey of Monfort Heights.

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Hall of Excellence

Mother of Mercy High School recently welcomed eight new members to its Alumnae Hall of Excellence. The hall, now in its second year, recognizes exemplary Mercy graduates who achieve academic or professional excellence, contribute significantly to their professions or their communities, and who positively promote Mother of Mercy and its values. The alums were recognized at the school’s annual Honors Banquet. The inductees, their year of graduation and their career fields or fields of interest are, from left, Maryann Gindele Barth of Florence, Ky., ‘68, educator/advocate for the deaf; Deborah Gibbs Simpson of Villa Hills, Ky., ‘69, business administration; Mary Kathleen Doerger Lorenz of Mount Healthy, ‘61, social justice/hunger issues; Jennifer Robb of Columbus, ‘99, social justice/systemic change; Mary Jo Niklas Dangel of Green Township, ‘64, journalism; Libbey Spiess, M.D., of Green Township, ‘83, pediatric medicine; and Laura Schreibeis of Sharonville, ‘79, mechanical engineering. Not pictured is D. Lynn Meyers of Green Township, ‘73, fine arts/theater.

Mother of Mercy’s Class of 2010 weren’t the only ones to graduate at the end of this school year – so did Mercy faculty member Jim Littenhoff and main office secretary Miriam Kirch. A longtime business/ technology department teacher, Littenhoff has been a member of Mercy’s faculty since 1969. He has seen many changes in 41 years, especially in his department. He figures that his course area is one that has seen most changes over the years. “You know, history will always stay history,” Littenhoff says, but the business department has gone from “typewriters and shorthand to computers and Imovies.” Littenhoff credits the

support he received from the entire Mercy community for helping him recover from a seriKirch ous heart attack in 2007 and says that is what he will miss the most – the people. Kirch has been working at Mercy for 17 years, although her association with the school is much longer than that. She is a Mercy alumna, class of 1965, and her daughters graduated from Mercy as well – Jamie in 1990 and Paula in 1992. Kirch hopes one day her granddaughter Erin will proudly wear a Mercy uniform too.

With all that experience, she knows just exactly what it takes to keep the office run- Littenhoff n i n g smoothly, all the paperwork in order and juggle six tasks at once to make sure everything gets accomplished. The Mercy community is often referred to as the “Circle of Mercy.” Kirch says, “I am finding that once you enter the Circle of Mercy, it is really hard to leave. That is why I intend to stay a part of Mercy by volunteering to help out with various activities and projects where I might be of help.”

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Julia Outcalt was named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Charleston. • The following students were named to the second semester president’s list at Miami University: John Groene, Rachel Howell, Laurie Jacob, Joshua Kaine, William Price, Hauna Viox and Brian Walsh. The president’s list recognizes students who earned a 4.0 grade-point average. • The following students were named to the second semester dean’s list at Miami University: Nicole Abernathy, Kristen Altenau, Amanda Berling, Claire Boylson, Michael Budde, Chris Cionni, Alexander Dannemiller, Justin Deye, Ashley

Dunn, David Hurley, Josh Kremer, Karyn Lawrence, Andrew Lengerich, Ryan Martini, Katrina Owens, Ashleigh Parker, Kaitlyn Schroeck, Devon Tuck and Stephanie Weber. • Lindsay Noell was named to the second semester dean’s list at Loyola University Chicago. • Jennifer Noble was named to the spring session dean’s list at Baldwin-Wallace College. • Melissa Buschmann was named to the annual dean’s list at Otterbein College. To be named to the list, a student must carry at least 45 quarter hours during the academic year with a grade-point average of at least 3.6. • The following students were named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Cincinnati:

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Ralph walks away from NFL run-around When the final fleeting grains of sand slipped through the hour glass of his collegiate career, Kyle Ralph had collected enough hardware to fill a Home Depot. A virtual four-year starter. AllACC awards. Third-team AllAmerican. Top 10 guard in the country. One sack allowed – and none since his freshman year. The list goes on. “There are very few guys I’ve represented as technically sound as Kyle,” said Ralph’s former agent Brian Redden, a St. Reporter’s Xavier grad who worked in the Notebook has NFL since 1999. could’ve Tony Meale “You filmed him in college and made a how-to manual for offensive linemen.” Midway through Ralph’s senior year, University of North Carolina offensive line coach Hal Hunter, having spoken to numerous NFL scouts, projected Ralph as a thirdor fourth-round pick in the upcoming 2006 NFL Draft. Everything was coming together for the boy from Bridgetown. And that’s when it all fell apart. “That whole experience was one of those things,” Ralph said, “where everything aligned the wrong way.” Ralph’s unraveling began that January, when Hunter bolted Chapel Hill for a job opening with the San Diego Chargers.

THE AWAKENING “When Hal left, there was nobody to speak (to scouts) for Kyle and hype him up,” Ralph’s father, Tim, said. “When that happens, scouts move on.” Ralph still had several coaches in his corner, including head coach John Bunting and strength coach Jeff Connors, but it wasn’t enough. Scouts want to talk to a player’s position coach, and Ralph was without representation. “Basically,” Ralph said, “the (Oakland) Raiders aren’t going to call the Chargers and ask them how good I am.” When the NFL Combine rolled around, Ralph fell two votes short of an invitation. “We’re disappointed that Hal didn’t take more of an interest in promoting Kyle,” Tim said. “But at the same time, he has a life and a family, and he was in the process of moving them to San Diego. We don’t have any bad feelings toward him.” Ralph’s lone chance to impress scouts before the draft was at UNC’s Pro Day. He ran a 5.18 in the 40-yard dash and recorded a vertical leap of 29 inches. Solid numbers, especially for a 310-

pounder. In the 225-pound bench press, however, he faltered. Ralph had been consistently breaking the 30-rep barrier and maxed out at 33. But at Pro Day, when it mattered most, he mustered only 27. “That really bothered me,” Ralph said. “I got so jacked up in the moment that I went too quick, too hard and too fast and burned myself out.” All Ralph could do now was wait. Despite losing his position coach and being shunned by the Combine, Ralph’s draft stock was not altogether gone. He was still projected as a second-day pick. On Draft Day, Ralph gathered with friends and family, eagerly awaiting the announcement that would change his life. “The first day wasn’t so bad because I figured I wasn’t going in the first two rounds,” Ralph said. “It was me just watching for fun and seeing the guys I played against get drafted.” And then came day two. The third round went by. So did the fourth. And the fifth. Nothing. “You sit there with your cell phone and house phone waiting for someone to call,” Ralph said. “It was agonizing.” The sixth round came and went. Nada. “It sounds stupid – and I didn’t believe it until I started feeling it – but you get to a point in the seventh round where you actually hope you don’t get drafted,” Ralph said. “At that point, teams are picking (basically anyone). If you’re a free agent, at least you get to kind of choose where you get to go.” A handful of teams contacted Ralph toward the end of the draft to tell him he was on their radar, but nothing materialized. “I just sat there,” Ralph said. “I just sat there and watched. Didn’t really show any emotion. My girlfriend (Ashley), who is now my wife, sat on the couch with me and watched the whole thing and just held my hand.” As soon as the final pick was announced, Ralph’s phone rang. Several teams wanted him, including the Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks, which were coming off a Super Bowl loss to the Steelers. The Seahawks made the best offer. Three years, close to a million dollars. Ralph flew to Seattle and signed the contract. He was one of eight guards at the Seahawks’ mini-camp, but he worked his way to second on the depth chart. After the last drill, an assistant coach asked Ralph how many years he’d been in the league. Ralph explained that he was an undrafted rookie. “He didn’t believe me,” Ralph said. Things were looking up. Ralph returned to Cincinnati before heading to Chapel Hill for two weeks to work out. He decided to participate in the Seahawks’ voluntary summer workouts. “I’m a rookie,” he said. “I need to earn my keep.” Ralph was driving home to Cincinnati to catch a plane to Seattle when he got the call. “This is something I’ll never forget,” he said. “When you’re

About this series...

Kyle Ralph, who graduated from St. Xavier High School in 2002, was among the most-prized offensive line recruits in the country as a senior. He starred at the University of North Carolina and garnered interest from several NFL teams before walking away from the game in 2006. This is the third installment in a four-part series that details the ups and downs of Ralph’s football career. The first three parts focus on his high school, collegiate and professional experiences, respectively. The fourth part will be a question-andanswer segment in which Ralph, who teaches history and is an assistant football coach at Oak Hills, offers his candid opinions regarding several hot-button issues facing high school football today. Ralph, 25, lives in White Oak with his wife, Ashley, and four-month-old son, Kaeden.


Kyle Ralph, third from left, remains in close contact with several members of the St. Xavier High School 2001 state runner-up football team. Among those at this wedding (left to right): Randy Carver, Josh Williams, Anson Frericks, Hank Davis, Andrew Edeburn, Elliot Culter, Lee Brown, Marty Mooney and Brad Duesing. going out of North Carolina and into Virginia, there’s a stretch of highway that goes up on a bridge into the mountains, and I always lose (cell phone) reception there. Seattle called me when I was at the base of the bridge, and before I lost reception, they had cut me and the phone had been hung up. The conversation was that short.” There was no explanation. Ralph was out of a job, out of a contract and out of a million bucks. Sorry. Redden ascertained Ralph was cut for financial reasons. Seattle wanted to keep its veterans and didn’t want to pay a rookie. “That was kind of my first look at the NFL,” Ralph said. “Seventy percent of it is how much money you’ll make, and that bothered me. I went up there and outperformed people who were supposed to be better than I was, and they cut me for it – just because they didn’t want to pay me.” The Carolina Panthers called Ralph a few days later. He reported to their mini-camp and was paid on a daily basis for nearly a month. He memorized the playbook in one weekend, while other linemen who had been there for weeks hadn’t retained a thing. Ralph returned home to Cincinnati once more. As he was about to leave for two-a-days in Spartanburg, S.C., the Panthers called and cut him. He had lost his spot to a player from NFL Europe, which was disbanding – yet another outside factor Ralph had going against him. “Teams were flooded with NFL Europe guys that were veterans, that knew an NFL system and that had played against that type of competition,” Ralph said. “I didn’t care enough to find out who I was cut for. Carolina kept calling him ‘The Guy from Minnesota.’” Ralph was jobless again. Then, well, along came the Atlanta Falcons. Ralph and Ashley were driving home from a Northern Indiana wedding one summer day in 2006 when a Falcons representative called and invited Ralph to camp. There was only one catch. Ralph, who was four hours from home, had to be on a plane leaving Cincinnati at 4:15 p.m.; it was already past noon. Ralph’s request for a later flight was denied. Make the plane, or you aren’t playing for the Falcons. “That’s the way the business is,” Ralph said. “They’re holding all the chips, and you’re praying you can get some of them.” Ralph called his parents, who packed him a bag and met him at the airport. Ashley sped to Cincinnati. Ralph sprinted to his terminal, barely making his flight. It was past midnight by the time he arrived in his Atlanta hotel, and he had to be up at 5:30 a.m. for a full-morning physical. The next afternoon, Ralph met with a Falcons rep and was told he had to return to Cincinnati. A bewildered Ralph asked if he failed his physical. No, everything

Passing over the bluebloods... After Kyle Ralph was passed over in the 2006 NFL Draft, he and his father, Tim, wondered what would’ve happened had Ralph played college football at a traditional powerhouse. Ralph had scholarship offers from a whole host of schools, including Ohio State, Oklahoma and Florida. Had Ralph gone to Ohio State, he could’ve won a national championship as a freshman. Had he gone to

Oklahoma, he could’ve played in the national title game as a sophomore and junior. And had he gone to Florida, he could’ve won a national championship as a redshirt senior. “Obviously playing at a big program helps,” Ralph said. “But if you’re good enough, they’ll find you. Plus, I knew if I didn’t go to UNC, then I’d be sitting here kicking myself for not living out a childhood dream.”

Kyle Ralph, then a freshman, returns to the sideline following a Tar Heel touchdown. read perfectly. Did I do something wrong? No, we brought two guys down here today, and you were No. 2 on our list; if the first guy failed his physical, we were going to go with you. But he passed. Well, what about the tryout? Oh, we weren’t going to actually have that; we just said that to get you guys down here. “I wish I could say that type of thing is uncommon,” Redden said. “But the NFL is a business. It’s not a game anymore.” Ralph was irate at the ruse: “I looked right at the guy and said, ‘Get me out of here. I want a plane ticket out of Atlanta. Now.’ And he said, ‘Excuse me?’ I said, ‘Plane ticket. Out of Atlanta. Directly to Cincinnati. Now. You have inconvenienced me, my family, (Ashley) – everybody. And I want to go home.’ And he just stared at me.” Ralph’s demand was ignored. He sat alone in the room for four hours. He took it upon himself to tour the facility before Atlanta finally got him a plane ride home. “They didn’t care,” Ralph said. “I was an afterthought by then.”


Ralph, at the pinnacle of frustration, decided he was done with the NFL. Days later, both Seattle and Carolina called. Said they’d made a mistake. Seattle wanted Ralph for its practice squad and offered him 80 grand. Carolina, meanwhile, was in a bind. The Guy from Minnesota flaked out. Never even showed up for camp. Ralph turned both teams down cold. Seattle hounded Redden every day for a week. Ralph stood firm. “I don’t tolerate disrespect,” Ralph said. “I’m a very forgiving person, but when I feel like I have been directly disrespected – and especially under a lot of false pretenses when you’re pulling the strings behind the scenes and you’re not upfront and you’re not honest and you’re deceitful – I don’t feel like I owe you anything.” And that was it. Ralph walked away. “I’ll be honest,” Tim said. “It was a great disappointment for me

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Sports & recreation

Cincy Steam poised for strong 2nd half By Mark Chalifoux

The Cincinnati Steam summer baseball team had a solid start to the season, going 12-10 through the first half of the season, and manager Joe Regruth thinks the squad is poised for a strong finish. “We’re at fifth-place in the league, but we are just starting to gel and come together. It’s taken a little longer than last year because we have a lot of new players, but they are starting to find their comfort level with each other so I anticipate good play through the end of the season,” he said. Regruth said the quality and depth of the pitching staff has been a big strength

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Oak Hills High School alumnus Jake Proctor (2009), who plays baseball for the University of Cincinnati, is a member of the Cincinnati Steam. Proctor played in 40 games and had 24 starts as a freshman at UC. He is shown here before a Steam home game at Western Hills High School July 8. “We have a number of guys who have put together impressive numbers through the first half,” Regruth said.

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The Westside Rebels 13U baseball team will conduct tryouts for the 2011 season from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 25; Sunday, Aug. 15; and Sunday, Aug. 29, all at Delhi Park Field No. 5. Registration will be from 3:304 p.m. prior to each tryout. Eligible players cannot turn 14 prior to May 1 of next year. Contact Lou Martini at 646-3185 for more information. The Westside Rebels is a SWOL/Continental league team. Most of the team’s in-season practices are at Delhi Park and Riverside Park. • Delhi Eagles U11 baseball tryouts for upcoming 2011 season are 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 24, in Delhi park field No. 4. Contact Ed Meyer at 205-2138 or 451-7013 or e-mail at • Delhi Eagles 10U baseball tryouts

are from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 24, at Delhi Park No. 4. The team will compete in the SWOL/AABC. Players cannot turn 11 before May 1, 2011. The team will play 20 to 30 games. The team has lower league fees than most other local teams. Call 659-9466 or e-mail

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couldn’t offer. “In college,” Tim said, “you play because you love the game. You play hurt because you don’t want to let your team down. In the NFL, you play hurt because if you don’t, you won’t get paid. There’s no camaraderie.” So Ralph moved on. He has a home, a wife, a son. He teaches. He coaches. He inspires. “I’m damn proud of him,” said Tim, who in time better understood why his son did what he did. “There’s a tremendous amount he’ll give back to these kids, imparting in them what is correct and what is not correct. If that’s what he got out of all this, how can you be disappointed?” There are still those among Ralph who call him crazy. Walk away from football? From potential millions? “I know a lot of people who chase the dream,” he said. “But 50 years from


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now, I’ll look back on this and know one thing is certain: I stood by my morals. And that’s all that matters to me.” Ralph still watches the NFL, still plays fantasy football, still gets the urge to throw on the pads and get out there. But his playing days are past. He has no regrets. He wrote his own chapter. And he’s happy.

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that he didn’t pursue it. I felt he needed to give it another chance.” Maybe Ralph joins Seattle’s practice squad, earns a roster spot and has a promising career. Maybe he gets cut after three weeks. No one knows. That chapter never played out. “I look back at this situation,” Redden said, “and for me – as someone who represented Kyle and guided him through the process – I’d describe my feelings as one of disappointment. “Not in Kyle, but in the way he was treated and dealt with. I’ve always regarded him as one of the best people “I’ve been involved with in the NFL. He had the talent – if teams took the time to really look at him and give him a shot – to have a 10-year career and be a staple of some community, somewhere.” Ralph wanted a sense of belonging, a sense of family. He wanted stability. He wanted things the NFL

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Last week’s question

The post office has announced plans to raise its price for a first class stamp from 44 cents to 46 cents, effective in January. Do you think this increase is reasonable? Why or why not? “It seems reasonable but why don’t they just go ahead and make it a half-a-buck and be done with it for while.” W.H. “Hard to say, not knowing the details of the Postal Service budget, but I do know this: When you consider the logistics of getting a single piece of mail from one location to another in a timely manner and knowing how well they get it done, it sometimes seems as if $10 would be a bargain.” M.S. “At first it seems like a lot. However, when you consider that you can write a personal letter to a friend in California and have it hand-delivered to the chosen

Next question Should Congress extend unemployment benefits? Why or why not? For how long? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. address in three to five days, it’s really very reasonable.” B.N. “Reasonable, do I have a choice? Sure I would like it to go back to half the cost but people in hell want ice water. I love sending cards to people, and the price isn’t going to deter me. It’s far too pricey to send something FedEx or UPS.” C.A.S. “I think it’s too much since they just went up. Passport fees also increased. I thought the Postal Service was going to reduce expenses by reducing deliveries to five days a week.” N.P.

Protect young athletes from injury As the summer season heats up and thousands of children and teens celebrate vacations from school, many others are spending their days missing out on the fun as they rehab from sports-related injuries. In the United States, more than 3.5 million children under the age of 14 receive treatment for sportsrelated injuries and nearly half of those are overuse injuries, often leading to “burn out” and the loss of desire to play at all. We (physicians, parents and coaches) must take safety into account when dealing with youth sports leagues. When we look at causative factors for the trends cited above, specialization and overuse are leading the pack. In conjunction with several other societies, the American Othopaedic Society for Sports Medicine has founded STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Protection) sports injuries. The goal is not to reduce sports participation, but rather to encourage safe participation. Sports are a fantastic way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, improve mental and physical health, and build camaraderie and self-esteem. Unfortunately, the immature body is not ready to handle the constant repetition and impact that comes with early specialization. In today’s world, many youth athletes are asked to play on school teams, club teams, travel teams and in the off-season, and are then invited to showcase events and “camps” to impress scouts. This practice overstresses immature joints and muscles, leading to pain. Proper mechanics and form get altered and even more serious injuries then can occur. Playing through pain is not a good thing for a child, rather it is a sign from the body that something is wrong. In the office, I routinely remind parents and coaches that professional athletes have disabled lists and often times miss games and practices. We must have an understanding that injuries take time to heal, and missing a few practices or games is better than missing an





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entire season (or career). Often, rest or short periods of immobilization take care of the problem. Other times, proper supervised Matthew L. physical therapy Busam is needed to corthe muscle Community rect weakness or Press guest inflexibility that columnist led to the problem. Surgery is usually a last resort, but the longer pain persists without treatment, the greater the risk that surgery will be needed. Adults must take responsibility and must stop placing undue pressure on children to participate despite pain or injuries. Participation in youth sports drops dramatically after age 13. Seventy percent of children stop playing at that age and cite adults, coaches and parents are the top three reasons. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, only 3 to 6 percent of high school football, basketball, baseball or soccer athletes play in college and only 0.03 percent to 0.44 percent play professionally. Compare that to the fact that 32.7 percent of U.S. adults are overweight, 34.3 percent are obese and 5.9 percent are extremely obese. We must therefore encourage safe participation in youth sports so as to enable our young athletes to maintain a long-term active lifestyle. Encourage your child to play multiple sports, have fun and develop a lifelong love of fitness. Remember that pain is never normal. Limping, difficulty sleeping, swollen joints or muscles, and pain that persists despite rest require evaluation. For acute care contact your pediatrician, family physician or a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. Visit for more information and sports-specific tips. Dr. Matthew L. Busam, a Green Township resident, is team physician for Elder High School and a practicing sports medicine orthopedic surgeon.



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Good things going on

Regarding (Angie Lipscomb’s) guest column in the Press, I glory in your enthusiasm about Price Hill and wish their were 20,000 or 30,000 just like you, but to find 100 would really be hard. Believe me, myself and several others I know who have written letters or guest columns to the press are being critical of things we see in a constructive manner. No one has worked harder over the past 30 or 40 years to make the Hill a better place. I am sure you will not find many in their 80s on a ladder hanging a banner to show the location and beauty of the Price Hill Historical Society. It is hard to believe that over the 10 years we have been in our home on Warsaw Avenue, just one council member, Jim Tarbell, has ever stopped into visit us. We have maintained our building as a keystone to the St. Lawrence Corner area. We have knocked on every door asking for a few dollars so we can fix up our second floor. It has just fallen on death ears at City Hall. On the other hand I visited a building on Main Street today wherein years ago my mother-in-law paid $15 a month rent for a three-room apartment. The city has lent help to investors so that they could remodel the building and charge $200,000 for a two-bedroom condo. All we are asking is for the city

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Delhi Press and The Price Hill Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for to be fair in where they spend our tax dollars. (Angie) Lipscomb, please stop by the Price Hill Historical Society any Tuesday or Thursday afternoon and we will be glad to show you some of the really good things that are going on in this diverse neighborhood. Larry Schmolt Rutledge Avenue Price Hill

Don’t be duped

After reading the Press recently I should probably go directly to the nearest church and light a candle signaling the sainthood of Denise Driehaus. As a lifetime West Sider, and a devoted member of several westside organizations, I seem a little amazed reading the letters criticizing (Bill) Seitz for just reporting the truth. Driehaus stated she voted for the state budget; she had to, as she stated.


length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: westnews@community Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. Why? Washington didn’t vote on one and they are run by the Dems? Well, she comes back after realizing her mistake and flips by stating she now is working for the catholic schools. Whoopee. A typical politician covering their collective butts. I want a rep who has the guts to stand up for what is right the first time, not backpedal after being found out. I mean, the public school system has been sucking the public trough for decades, she promised to change that. Well, Denise, you rode in on your brothers coat tails, should have used your married name. Your opponent, Mike Robinson, is also a unknown, but listening to him gives hope – heard that one before somewhere – but at least he doesn’t dupe us with his wife’s name. Jim Kiefer Overlook Avenue West Price Hill

Barber took time to play croquet A form of the croquet people play today had its beginning around the 14th century. Since that time it has gone through many forms and phases. No one really knows how it began. One theory is that it began in France when the lawn bowlers developed an indoor form of lawn Betty Kamuf bowling so they could play durCommunity ing the winter. Press guest They added columnist hoops and mallets to make playing more challenging in smaller spaces. By the 1830s a French doctor developed a new version of the sport as a form of outdoor exercise for his patients. He named it “croquet,” from the French word for a crooked stick, and it was widely played at spas in the South of France. In 1868, it was in England. The Wimbledon All England Croquet Club was founded and established the first standardized rules. Croquet was very popular there until 1877 when tennis became more popular. Croquet came to America about 1861, and was played in the summer homes of the wealthy in Newport, R.I., and South Hampton, N.Y. At first, croquet was more popular with women. For the first time women, were allowed to play an outdoor game in the company of men, but the games were carefully chaperoned. Tight croquet was more relaxed. It was the practice of putting your foot on the ball and sending your opponent’s ball into the bushes. This allowed men and women to go into the bushes to search for the ball. Suddenly croquet was fun. Garden parties turned into croquet parties. Twenty-five clubs formed the National American Croquet Asso-


A group of teenagers playing croquet in Sayler Park. ciation in 1882 and held a convention in New York. By the turn of the century, people played basically the same game in America and England and it was introduced as an Olympic sport in the 1900 Paris games. Early 1900 American croquet leaders disagreed with English rules which outlawed mallets with heads made of rubber and started their own version. They played on a court of hard-packed dirt, with hard rubber balls, very narrow wickets, and short mallets. The court was enclosed by a wooden barricade to keep the lively balls on the field of play. During the 1890s the Boston Common was a popular place for croquet. Along with it came drinking, gambling, and other behavior that alarmed the local clergy. They sought to have a ban on croquet playing, which threaten the future and history of croquet in America. But croquet won out. In 1899, a new set of rules was standardized for the American version. During the roaring ‘20s croquet was frequently mentioned in Broadway and movie gossip columns because of the wellknown players. They were: Harpo Marx, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart of Broadway fame, and Hollywood producers Sam Goldwyn. About that time croquet came

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to Sayler Park. There are pictures of the Sayler children playing croquet on their front lawn. But the best known game was on Parkland Avenue. Herman Noppert took over the barber business of Joe Kater that was in the big white house on the corner of Thelma and Parkland. Joe Kater wanted the business out of his house so Herman built a small shop across the street. He also built his residence next to the shop. In the back of the barber shop was a regulation croquet court. Senior citizens remember walking down Parkland Avenue and hearing the sounds of balls being hit and loud men’s voices. I don’t know how it was decided who could play, but not everyone did. But if you were getting a hair cut and it was his turn to play you waited until his shot was finished. After World War II, croquet became a middle-class, backyard game for all ages, often played under rules invented on the spur of the moment. This new popularity led to the reorganization of the NCA and a new standardization of rules, but those rules didn’t necessarily reach into middle-class backyards. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at


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Dancing at the library

Katie Butler, 5, sits with her sister Natasha Butler, 2, both of Delhi Township, as they learn about Haitian dance.

Gelila Beyene, 4, of Westwood learns some Haitian-African dance moves at the Covedale branch of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library. The class was taught by Jeanne Speier of Evanston.

Yacob Beyene, 6, left, and Leah Bereket, both of Westwood, learn some Haitian-African dance moves at the Covedale branch of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library.

Gelila Beyene, 4, of Westwood watches intently as she tries to use some HaitianAfrican dance moves at the Covedale branch library.

Vihaan Vulpala, 5, of Westwood learns some Haitian-African dance moves at the Covedale branch of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library.


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


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 6624569. Monfort Heights.


Our Lady of Lourdes Church Festival, 6-11 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes School, 5835 Glenway Ave., Games of all ages, food vendors, raffles and split-the-pot. Beer garden, alcohol with ID and wristband. Through July 25. 922-0715. Westwood.


Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., bigg’s Delhi, 5025 Delhi Road, An evening with Pat from StoneBrook Winery. Three samples with snacks from the deli and fresh meat counter. $2. 354-1700. Delhi Township.


The Cincinnati 912 Project, 7-9 p.m., Green Township Branch Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road, Discuss constitutional matters, current events and avenues of citizen activism. Group’s goal is to educate public about Constitution, government and impact of government policies on lives of citizens. Free. Presented by Cincinnati 912 Project. 598-5856. Green Township.


First-Time Homebuyers Class, 6-9 p.m., Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., Learn about mortgages, credit, how to apply for loan, home inspection, working with realtors and more. Breakfast provided for Saturday classes. To earn certificate to qualify for grants and incentive programs, must attend a full-day Saturday or three weekday classes in one month. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration recommended. Presented by Working In Neighborhoods. 541-4109; West Price Hill.


Summer Concert on the Lawn, 7 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Front lawn. Free Music by University of Cincinnati Alumni Community Band. Food provided by Sam’s Chili. 251-3800, ext. 101. West Price Hill. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 2 3


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. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Alumni Excellence Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Butler Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance club open to all experienced dancers. $5. 929-2427; Miamitown.


Digging Up the Past Archaeology and Excavation Program, 8 a.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, “Fabulous Flint and Lythics.” Work with archaeologists and University of Cincinnati students to search for evidence of prehistoric cultures in the middle Ohio Valley.Ages 12 and up and adults. $20 with lunch at golf course clubhouse; $15 without lunch. Registration required. 521-7275, ext. 240; North Bend.


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

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Pastor Isaac Dudley True Divine Worship Ministry, 7 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave., 429-4215. Price Hill.


Get a Glimpse of a Goldfinch, 10 a.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Goldfinches nest late in the season after the thistles bloom, eating seeds and using the down for a nest lining. Meet at the playground. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Sayler Park. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 2 5


One Nite Stand, 9:30 p.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, 451-1157; Riverside.


Les Miserables, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Epic story recounts struggle against adversity in 19th century France. $20 Golden Seats; $14, $12 seniors and college students; $10 children and high school students. Presented by Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre. 241-6550; West Price Hill. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 2 4


Rollin’ on the River Car Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Classic and antique cars, music and refreshments. Car registration, 9 a.m.-noon. $15 registration fee per car; free for spectators; vehicle permit required. Presented by Kiwanis Club of Riverview-Delhi Hills. 941-7700. Sayler Park.


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



St. Teresa Bruins Golf Outing, 12:30-10 p.m., Pebble Creek Golf Course, 9799 Prechtel Road, Scramble with shotgun start. Includes dinner, drinks and prizes, split the pot. Mulligans available for $5 (one per golfer). Ages 18 and up. Benefits sports programs of St. Teresa Athletic Association. $80. Registration required. 921-1013; Colerain Township.

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


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. Through Nov. 21. 946-7755; Green Township.


Aerobic class, 10:30 a.m., Westside Boxing and Fitness Club Inc., $20 for five classes; $5 per class. 314-7315. East Price Hill.


Our Lady of Lourdes Church Festival, 5-11 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes School, 9220715. Westwood.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township.


Barney and the Holers, 9:30 p.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157. Riverside.


Our Lady of Lourdes Church Festival, 4-10 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes School, Dinner specials available. 922-0715. Westwood.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Free, donations accepted. 598-5732; Green Township.


Blair Carmin and the Bellview Boys, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, “The rockinest piano in the Midwest.”. $10. Reservations recommended. 2517977; Riverside.


Whoooo Flies by Night?, 1 p.m., Embshoff Woods, 4050 Paul Road, River Mount Pavilion. Owls. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Delhi Township. Whoooo Flies by Night?, 3:30 p.m., Mitchell Memorial Forest, 5401 Zion Road, Stone Shelter. Owls. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Cleves.


The Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre presents “Les Misérables” beginning Friday at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday, July 23, through Sunday, July 25, and Wednesday, July 28, through Sunday, Aug. 1, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Aug. 1. Tickets are $14, $12 for seniors and college students, $10 for high school students and younger, or $20 for gold seats. For more information, call 241-6550 or visit Pictured are cast members Ria Villaver, left, as Eponine and Lindsey Mullen as adult Cosette.


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 July 29. 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. Gamble-Nippert YMCA Sports Camps: Soccer, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or 1-4 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Daily through July 30. 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 612. $164, $124 members; half day: $75, $65 members. Registration required. 6611105. Westwood.


Gamble-Nippert YMCA Traditional Day Camp: Y Arts Adventures, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Daily through July 30. 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.; postcamps 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 L Y 2 7


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

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


Humana Healthy Kids Zone, 2 p.m., Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave., Learn about health, nutrition and fitness. Includes yoga programs for children, African/Haitian dance lessons and more. Includes healthy snack. Ages 5-12. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4474. Westwood. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 8

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. Through Dec. 29. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Beacon Orthopaedics Pre-participation Physicals, 6-8:30 p.m., Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine-West, 6480 Harrison Ave., Pre-participation physicals for student-athletes entering grades 7-12. Each physical costs $20 via cash or check (made payable to Beacon). $10 of this will go back to the athletic department at each student’s school. Athletes need to provide an Ohio Physical form signed by a parent or guardian to receive a physical. (Downloadable at Insurance plans are not accepted. Athletes need to wear shorts. Ages 7-12. $20. 354-3700; Green Township.


Summer Library Programs, 2-3 p.m., Price Hill Branch Library, 3215 Warsaw Ave., “Local Fossils.” With Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. Ages 4-8. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. 369-4490; East Price Hill.


Hamlet, 7-9 p.m., Mount Echo Park, 381 Elberon Ave., Part of Shakespeare in the Park Summer Tour. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 3524080; Price Hill.

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Alumni Excellence Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.


Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center Taekwondo, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Youth) and 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Adults and family), Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., With Mark Stacey, six-degree black belt. Ongoing classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays. Family rates available. Ages 3 and up. $40 uniform fee; $35 per month. Registration required. Through Dec. 22. 662-9109; Westwood. Humana Healthy Kids Zone, 3 p.m., Price Hill Branch Library, 3215 Warsaw Ave., Learn about health, nutrition and fitness. Includes yoga programs for children, African/Haitian dance lessons and more. Includes healthy snack. Ages 5-12. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4490. East Price Hill.


John Mayer performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Riverbend Music Center. Train also performs. Tickets are $105 four-pack, $69.50, $49.50, $36 lawn. Call 800745-3000 or visit

TheatreWorks, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mother of Mercy High School, 3036 Werk Road, Daily through July 30. For boys and girls, ages 614. $130. Registration required. 661-2740; Westwood.

Two Dollar Tuesdays, Noon-4 p.m., ScrapInk, 5515 Bridgetown Road, Children encouraged to express their creativity through stamping and scrapbooking at Scrap-Ink. Parents, grandparents, aunts and friends welcome. Ages 4-15. $10 day pass, $2. 389-0826; 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. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 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. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents “Blithe Spirit,” a romantic comedy of the supernatural, though Aug. 8, at 719 Race St., downtown. Pictured is Annie Fitzpatrick as Madame Arcati, who holds a séance, in which a lost love comes back to haunt another character. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. ThursdaysSaturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $22-$28. Call 513-381-2273 or visit


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There is a reason why grace is called amazing There’s something peculiar about the appeal of the hymn “Amazing Grace.” It’s a religious song, yet popular in a secular age. Its language expresses human powerlessness during an era of technological genius and human success. Its theme is even about a subject that can’t be accurately defined or scientifically scrutinized. Why its popularity? Why is it sung with such gusto? On an unconscious level it lets us acknowledge a truth we count on dearly – the help of God as we live out our lives. In his book, “The Magnificent Defeat,” Frederick Buechner writes, “For what we need to know is not just that God exists, not just that beyond the steely brightness of the stars there is a cosmic intelligence of some kind that keeps the whole show going, but that there is a God right here

in the thick of our day-by-day lives. … It is not objective proof of God’s existence what we want but the experience of God’s presence.” Father Lou And that’s Guntzelman exactly the truth Perspectives “amazing” that the hymn professes. Many of us come to a point where we can look back and recognize certain accomplishments we’ve experienced exceeded our own strength. The word “grace” has as its root the Latin word gratis, for “gift.” We get grace all mixed up with good fortune. Grace teaches us the opposite. When I am lying flat on my face in the dark and someone hands me a lit candle, that is God’s grace. And when I am flying high

enjoying my own success and powers and I run into a flock of geese, that is God’s grace too. If God is God, then grace is active just as much in the things that threaten and humble me as in the events that help me endure or lift me up on eagles’ wings. It is God’s presence that makes grace, whatever the circumstances. As Barbara Brown Taylor states, “With grace my spiritual math collapses. One plus one does not equal two but at least three and perhaps 3,000.” We are offered more of everything than our own notions of ourselves can hold. Again, Taylor writes, “To give into grace is to surrender our ideas about who God should be in order to embrace God’s idea of who we are and to have the good sense to say ‘Thank you.’ ” Interestingly, we may approach the notion of God’s presence in

our lives with ambiguous sentiments. Certainly we want God’s help in life. Yet … we’re somewhat afraid of losing our human individuality and freedom. In a sense, a person may fear God “messing around with my life.” If that’s the case, we might benefit from knowing something else about grace. Its purpose is not to stifle our humanity but intensify it. Grace is an awesome partnership in which God remains utterly sovereign and we become authentically free. God contributes all that God can and we can open and contribute (if we so choose) all that we can. Grace is God’s self-gift, our response is our self freely unwrapping and accepting the gift. Yet, paradoxically, the ability to open the gift (our freedom) is God-given too. It came when we were created. Sound complicated? What do

we expect when dealing with mystery, free will, and a God beyond all our words? Theologian Karl Rahner wrote, “It is clear from the nature of God’s self offer that the initiative (of grace) must lie with God. But we are not thereby condemned to passivity. A ‘salvation’ that did that would hardly be salvific. Still, the fulfillment of our openness is also something which we receive as a gift, not a product of our own making. ‘We love, because he first loved us’ (1 John 4:19).” It is always emphasized in discussing grace, that no human being can be saved as a result of his or her own goodness, virtue, success or religious practice or belief; we can only be saved by God’s grace. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Always get used car inspection before purchase Used car sales are up these days as buyers look to save money during this recession. But, before you buy a used car, there are certain things you need to do to make sure you don’t buy what had been someone else’s headache. Most people realize they need to take a used car for a test drive, but during that drive be sure you take it on the highway as well as local roads. That’s important so you get a chance to see how well it accelerates, and how smoothly is handles at high speeds. But a test drive is only the beginning. Unless you’re a trained auto mechanic it’s important to get the vehicle checked out by an ASE certified mechanic. If the seller won’t let you take it to be inspected, walk away and do business elsewhere. Sharon Hines of Delhi Township learned the importance of such an

inspection. “There was no warranty. I paid $4,400 – $4,977, with taxes Howard Ain and fees,” Hey Howard! she said. “I love the car. It needed an oxygen sensor and our salesman said other than that it had no mechanical problems.” Unfortunately, when the used car dealer sent the car for the repair, a great many more problems developed. The repair shop kept the car for more than two weeks. “They wouldn’t give me a loaner, so for 16 days I had to find a way to work and a way home,” said Hines. Once she got the car back she found it still had problems and returned it for more repairs. “I had the car for 28 days and they had it for 25,” Hines said. But, she said, the mechanics at the repair shop

were never able to fix it. “Never – and until I contacted you they weren’t going to fix it. They wanted me to pay and that’s why I contacted you,” she said. I suggested Hines take the car to an independent ASE certified mechanic to try to diagnose the problems. She did and, working with the dealer and that repair shop, Hine’s certified mechanic was able to fix a lot of things. The dealer who sold the car has agreed to pay for all the repairs – which so far come to more than $3,300. Hines said she’s learned a valuable lesson. “Get a used car inspected before you buy. It’s a lifelesson learned – big time,” she said. Such an inspection will cost about $100, but it is well worth it if it can keep you from spending thousands of dollars on a vehicle that will give you nothing but headaches. It’s important to get such an inspection whether the

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Welcome guests with pineapple dishes

CMy husband, Frank, is anxiously awaiting the first of the corn. I’m anxiously awaiting ripe elderberries for jelly. Doesn’t take much to please either of us, does it?

Mary Carol Cox’s special occasion pineapple cake

I know this talented Kenwood reader as “MC,” my dear friend Joanie Manzo’s sister. This has been in my file a while, and it dawned on me the other day that the cake and icing that readers have been requesting may just be this one, since the pineapple icing was a cooked one that they requested. 1 package yellow cake mix 1 can, 30 oz., crushed pineapple, undrained 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 cup cornstarch Dash salt 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups whipping cream

Prepare m i x according to directions and bake in two layers. Cool Rita on racks, Heikenfeld split laycreatRita’s kitchen ers, ing four total layers. Combine pineapple, sugar, cornstarch and salt in pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until clear and thick. Remove from heat and stir in butter, lemon juice and vanilla. Cool. Whip cream and spread each layer with about half cup of cream; then spread each layer with pineapple filling. Stack layers and spread with rest of whipped cream. Chill until ready to serve.

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Marinated grilled shrimp recipe made by Robin Maynard. cook. Her original name for this recipe was “marinated grilled shrimp.” I think it goes way beyond that, so I’ve renamed it. She told me, “I love to create recipes. Many times I’ll eat at a restaurant and then go home and try to recreate the dish.” Her co-workers are guinea pigs (lucky them) and she recently enrolled in the Midwest Culinary’s program for pastry arts. Her goal? “To own a restaurant or bakery some day.” I think Robin’s on her way. 20 each shrimp, medium, uncooked, peeled and deveined 1 ⁄2 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons butter,

melted 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 2 tablespoons cilantro 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄8 teaspoon pepper 4 each bamboo skewers pinch cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Place shrimp in a gallon Ziploc bag and add mixture. Shake to evenly coat shrimp and marinate in refrigerator for one hour. Soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes so they won’t burn on the grill. Remove shrimp from bag, discard remaining liquid. Slide 5 shrimp on each skewer. Place a sheet of foil on grill grate and heat grill on medium. Place skewers on foil and cook for five minutes. Turn shrimp and cook another five minutes or until shrimp is done and golden brown. Serves four.

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Hot slaw like Heritage Restaurant: David Waters, a reader who used to live in Mariemont and loved the hot slaw served at the Heritage, asked me for a recipe. I sent him one that I’ve published here before and he said, “The slaw was delicious and so reminiscent of what the Melvins served at The Heritage; our favorite dining spot during the 23 years in Mariemont.” (I can vouch for the popularity of this restaurant and its good food, as well, since my husband was their general manager. It closed several years ago). David said after retiring from P&G, they moved south and now live in Chapel Hill, N.C. David served it with a pork loin that he rubbed with pepper, salt and a bit of thyme. Yum.

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Robin’s Hawaiian teriyaki chicken recipe is on my online column as well. If you don’t have Internet access, call 513591-6163 to have my editor Lisa mail you a copy. Buffet bread & butter pickles a hit: Jean Heenan made these and said “they are amazing.” She wanted to know if the brine could be used again since “the pickles won’t last long.” No, it cannot but it makes a nice marinade for fresh cukes. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

REUNIONS Sycamore High School Class of 1990 – 20-Year Reunion will be Saturday evening, Aug. 14 at the Oasis in Loveland. Contact Betsy Warzon Rinehart at betsyrinehart@ 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, on, or at 831-0336. Deluxe Check Printers employees – having a reunion July 24. E-mail deluxe2010reunion@, or call Rodney Lee at 205-1136. The 133rd Whitacre Reunion – will be Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Sugar Run family grounds on RoachesterOsceola Road in Morrow. All descendants of Martin and Mary

Howard Whitacre are encouraged to attend. Plan to gather at the family grounds around 12:30 p.m. with a picnic lunch to share. Lunch begins promptly at 1 p.m. Questions can be directed to either Kathy Whitacre at kathyjwhit, or 877-2731; or Karyn Forman at karynforman@, or 677-9979. The Taylor High School Class of 1990 is having its reunion at 7-11 p.m., Sat-

urday, Aug. 7, at The Mariner's Inn. The cost per person is $35. Contact, Michelle (Holtman) Cordy at 226-7609 or Clermont Northeastern All Alumni Weekend – is scheduled for Aug. 13-14. The weekend activities include a drink with classmates Friday, Aug. 13, at Quaker Steak and Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Milford, for classes 1958-1969; at Putters, 5723 Signal Hill Court for

1970-1979; at Greenies, 1148 state Route 28, for 1980-1989; 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 for a registration form. Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at

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BRIEFLY A section of Rapid Run Road will be closed until July 23 for road repairs. The stretch from Devils Backbone Road to Ebenezer Road will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the repairs. For more information call Delhi Township offices at 9223111.

Summer concerts

The Price Hill Will Arts Community Action Team will once again be sponsoring the third annual Swing Sounds of Summer concert series on Seton High School’s front lawn, 3901 Glenway Ave. The concerts are at 7 p.m. on • Thursday, July 22 with University of Cincinnati Alumni Band; and • Thursday, Aug. 19 with Cincinnati Dancing Pigs. The concerts are free. Food provided by Sam’s Chili for the July 22 concert and Julia’s Taqueria for the Aug. 19 concert Parking will be available in the Seton High School garage or in the Elder Schaeper Center lot off of Glenway Avenue. Handicapped and bus parking will be made available in the front parking lot of Seton High School. For more information contact Kara Ray at Price Hill Will, 251-3800 ext. 101.

Benefit concert

The Western Fire Chiefs Association has its annual benefit Rock-n-Luau to raise money for the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital Friday, July 30. It will be from 6-11 p.m. at Aston Oaks Golf Club. Tickets are $40 and includes dinner, drinks and an outdoor concert by Howl-nMaxx. Fireworks conclude the evening. Call 467-0070 for ticket information.

Benefit for Shelly

A benefit for Shelly Askbrook will be noon to midnight Saturday, July 24, at Front Porch Coffeehouse, 5245 Glenway Ave. Askbrook was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in November. She is undergoing chemotherapy treatments and awaiting a stem cell transplant. She has

had this procedure scheduled three times previously but had set backs. Since November she has been hospitalized eight times and even when not in the hospital, her treatments and doctor visits keep her going daily to Jewish Hospital in Kenwood. This disease has not only affected Askbrook and her family emotionally but also financially. Although she has kept her spirits high, the financial and emotional burden has had a profound impact. All proceeds will go to help with medical expenses. There is also an account set up at any Fifth Third Bank in Shelly Ashbrook’s name. She attended Western Hills High School and is employed by Hamilton County. Her husband Danny is a manager at Pep Boys on Glenway Avenue and her daughter Danielle, 11, will attend Bridgetown Junior High School. For more information, call Pam at 513-885-4594

Citizens’ academy

Applications are being taken for the next session of the Cincinnati Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy, which begins Wednesday, Sept. 8, and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 27. Classes are 6-9 p.m. on eight consecutive Wednesdays at the Police Academy, 800 Evans St. Those interested can obtain an application by contacting Monica Ervin by phone at 357-7554 or by e-mail at A copy of the application form may also be downloaded at The deadline to submit applications is Monday, Aug. 30. More than 1,500 people have completed the program since its inception in 1994. The curriculum includes current law enforcement issues and the latest Cincinnati Police Department procedures. Instructors are members of the police department with experience in related subject areas. Topics covered include laws of arrest, traffic contacts, use of force, criminal investigation process, domestic violence and personal safety. Participants will have a chance to experience the per-

spective of a police officer through the firearms simulator and may have the opportunity to do a police ride-a-long as a part of the program.

Memorial soccer game

Each summer the Roger Bacon men’s and women’s soccer programs invite all Roger Bacon and Our Lady of the Angels alumni to gather to play and reminisce at the Meg Gutzwiller Alumni Soccer Game. This year the event is on Thursday, July 29. Women’s game begins at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and includes food, drinks and candy. The alumni soccer game is a memorial to celebrate the life of Meg Gutzwiller ‘00, who died in an auto accident in March 2002. Organizers say Gutzwiller was a four-year varsity starter for the women’s program and was instrumental in the program’s success, which included two visits to the state tournament Final Four. She continued her career at Tiffin University where she achieved All-American status as a freshman. Meg is the daughter of John ‘61 and Karen ‘64 Gutzwiller and the sister of John Jr. ‘88, Katie ‘95 and Matt ‘91. All participating soccer alumni are asked to register for the event by e-mailing If you do not have Internet access, you may call 6411300 and leave a message for John Gutzwiller.

SOS helps Wesley

Wesley Community Services recently benefited from the volunteer services of one of the Summer of Service teams sent out into the community by the Vineyard Community Church. The team comprised of 12 students and two adult leaders helped improve the grounds of Wesley’s new facility in Price Hill. “We feel privileged to be chosen as one of the sites for this year’s SOS outreach,” said Wesley Executive Director Stephen Smookler. “The team did a great job clearing the grounds surrounding our building and we’re very grateful for all their hard work.” Summer of Service is a week-long conference for

middle and high school students who want to make a real difference in their world. Its mantra is, “Small things done with great love will change the world.” Over the course of the week, about 1,100 students went on outreaches every day extending kindness and generosity to the people of Cincinnati.

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Did you know that one in five adults cannot perform the basic literacy requirements of a typical job? In fact, it’s estimated more than 200,000 adults in Greater Cincinnati need help with basic literacy skills. The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati champions the development of literacy efforts. Once a month the organization hosts a Saturday training session for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer tutor. Upcoming training dates are Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 23. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 621-7323 or visit


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The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., will host its ninth annual Arts & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 Sixty artists will be on hand to display and sell their original works. Mixed media will include pottery, jewelry, enamel painted iron tiles, woodworks, oils, water colors, graphic art, fiber art, acrylics, photography, ceramics and more. The fair is a free-to-thepublic event, held every year at the end of the summer. Musical artists of various styles will provide the atmosphere, while artists and crafts persons will display and sell their wares outside the building, throughout the lobby, inside the theater auditorium and on stage. For more information, call 241-6550 or visit .

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Blind runner gets leg up on fundraising When Paula Jordan of Delhi Township stands behind the start line of the Spring Light 5K Aug. 8, she’ll have a lot more to smile about than the fact that she is helping to raise money for a cause close to her heart. Standing just down the path from Jordan and more than 300 other people will be Abby Bowling, a 16-year-old violinist and singer, poised to sing the national anthem to kick off the race. Bowling was less than 4 years old when Jordan, an early intervention specialist and music therapist at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, began working with her. Jordan has a real

knack for encouraging and developing talent in young people who are blind or visually impaired. Now nearly 12 years later, the Finneytown High School student who stars in plays, performs in her school orchestra and sings in the choir comes back to CABVI once a month to volunteer for her mentor’s music program. The CABVI music program includes two music therapists and focuses on building basic music skills and/or music therapy goals using singing, movement, and playing a variety of instruments. Sessions are for individual or groups and include children and adults who are blind or visually

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Elaine Blake

Elaine Robinson Blake, 85, died , July 7. She was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church. Survived by children Sharon, Paul (Julie) Blake; grandchildren Lauren, Blake Ryan, Justin, Austin, Madelyn Blake; sister Margaret (Robert) Farnung; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Richard Blake, in-laws Jean, Bill Bradburn, Evelyn, George Hartleben. Services were July 10 at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Christ Hospital Auxiliary, 2139 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Maxine Bredenfoerder

Maxine Fetters Bredenfoerder, 62, Delhi Township, died July 11. She was an administrative secretary for Federated Department Stores. Survived by children Steven, Staci McQueary; siblings Nellie Woods, Jackie Giesler, Irma Lamers, Bev, Joanie, Raymond, Joseph, Jim, Dave Fetters. Preceded in death by siblings Lori Muencle, Connie Clouse, Lois Ramsey, Jessie, Leonard Fetters. Services were July 16 at Radel Funeral Home.

Roger Cordell

Roger Zane Cordell, 67, Delhi Township, died July 9. He was a machinist for General Electric. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Betty Adams Cordell; sons Richard, Greg (Jennifer), Jeffery (ChrisCordell tine) Cordell; grandchildren Courtney, David, Brooke, Alyssa, Kaitlin, Gavin, Brody, Lillian; siblings Ray (Terry) Cordell, Jean (Johnny) Noel; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother George Cordell. Services were July 14 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Make-A-Wish Foundation, 10260 Alliance Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Anna Douglas

Anna B. Douglas, 79, died July 15. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Joe (Cindy), Ronald (Debbie), Steve Douglas, Diana (Glenn) Branam, Kathy (Vernon) Hettesheimer; siblings Christina Liggett, Jewel Yeary, George, Dan

Michael Timothy Dwyer, 60, died July 9. Survived by siblings Tom (Debbie) Dwyer, Karen (Brent) Dickey; nieces and nephews Kristen, Michael, Joel, Justin, Jill, Jay. Preceded in death by parents Lester, Louise Dwyer. Services were July 14 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Rita Espelage

Rita Meirose Espelage, 90, Delhi Township, died July 9. She was a homemaker. Survived by children William (Mary Kay), Thomas (Denise), Sylvia Espelage, Barbara (Dick) Horton, Rita (Bob) Dirksing, Donna Espelage (Dennis) Seyferth; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Wilbert “Wilb” Espelage, siblings Dorothy Boehmer, Elvera Beischel, Leo Meirose. Services were July 13 at Bayley Place. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Bayley Place Benevolent Fund.

Pascal Nutter

Pascal D. Nutter Jr., 82, Delhi Township, died July 13. He retired from the United States Air Force as a senior master sergeant. Survived by wife Martha Nutter; children Jean (Paul) Calme, Jerry (Gwen), Mark Nutter (Christy), Michael (Linda ) Nutter; grandchildren Andy (Kristina), Chris, Adam, Levine, Ebonique (Willie), Hannah, Ann, Sam, Jim, Jon, Ben, Abby, Mady; great-grand-






children Marcus, Terrell, Solei, Willie, Lucas; siblings Zelda Groves, Donald Nutter. Preceded in death by daughter Judith Nutter, grandson Robert Nutter, parents Pascal Sr., Rebecca Nutter, sister Alberta Nutter. Services were July 16 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Dominic Education Fund, 4551 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

of Korea. Survived by wife Mary Lou Sulken; sons Jim Jr. (Pat), Howie (Gina), Tony (Deanna), Mike (Cindi) Sulken; brothers Tom, Fred (Patty) Sulken; 11 grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Ed (Joanne) Sulken. Services were July 17 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to the Semper Fi Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Emil R. “Buddy” Roberto, 61, West Price Hill, died July 14. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam. Survived by wife Denise “Denny” Doll Roberto; children Brittany (Jeff) Slayback, Tony Roberto; Roberto sibling Toni Roberto; mother-in-law Shirley Doll. Preceded in death by parents Emil C., Kunigunda Roberto, father-in-law Bill Doll. Services were July 19 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vietnam Veterans, 8418 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215.

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Brion P. Moran, M.D. was born in Cincinnati and graduated from St. Xavier High School where he played football and basketball. He attended Xavier University and received his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield Illinois. Dr Moran started in Northern Kentucky 7½ years ago practicing general orthopaedics but is now very excited to move his practice back to his hometown. Dr Moran is a great addition to the practice as he and Dr Gallagher share the idea of treating the entire family with respect and kindness. Dr Gallagher is very excited for all patients to get to know his new partner. Dr Moran can treat all injuries and/or orthopaedic issues. His interests include but are not limited to total joint replacements and sports medicine.

Marie Stoffel

Marie E. Stoffel, 77, died July 14. She a secretary. Survived by children Mark (Robin), Deborah, Brett (Judy), Joseph, Bill, Keith Stoffel, Karen (Ricci) Ward, Patricia (Bill) Paskal; siblings Virginia (Robert) Stewart, Kathy (Ed) Reynolds, John Zeiser, Joan (late Dale) Pessler, Ruth (Tom) Reif; 28 grandchildren; 37 greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband John T. Stoffel, children John E., Linda Stoffel, parents Elmer, Marie Zeiser, brother Dave (Ellen) Zeiser. Services were July 19 at Holy Family Church. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.



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Elliott; eight grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husbands Luther Douglas Jr., Ralph Radcliffe, son Michael Douglas. Services were July 17 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2806 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

POLICE REPORTS Krista Fobbe, 26, drug possession at 500 block of Rosemont Avenue, July 9. Dave Gallant, 30, 226 Steiner Ave., disorderly conduct at 300 block of Anderson Ferry Road, July 7. Kevon Wales, 21, 3920 Delhi Ave., driving under suspension at 3900 block of Delhi Road, July 7. Donald Toon, 58, 4460 Glenhaven Road, operating vehicle under the influence at Glenhaven Road and Mount Alverno Drive, July 8. Joseph Flach, 37, 2718 Queen City Ave., drug possession at 4500 block of Foley Road, July 5. Pernia Lopez, 23, 3648 River Road, drug possession at 4400 block of Delhi Road, July 3. Kevin Deinlein, 21, 648 Sundance Drive, operating vehicle under the influence at 5800 block of Rapid Run Road, July 2. Juvenile, theft at 1100 block of Wilderness Trail, June 29. Juvenile, drug paraphernalia, theft at 400 block of Anderson Ferry Road, July 1. Aaron Kincer, 18, 853 Gilcrest Lane, complicity to theft at 400 block of Anderson Ferry Road, July 1. Roger Brown, 25, 1285 Mckeone Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, criminal damaging at 500 block of Rentz Place, July 2. Two Juveniles, drug possession at 700 block of Pontius Road, July 3. Juvenile, drug possession at 800 block of Anderson Ferry Road, July 3. James Clark, 25, 4466 St. Dominic Drive, receiving stolen property at 4466 St. Dominic Drive, July 7.

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POLICE REPORTS From B7 Easter Zinvel, 38, 3967 Delhi Road, assault at 3967 Delhi Road, July 8. David Holt, 26, 416 Greenwell Ave., warrant, resisting arrest at 4900 block of Delhi Road, July 11. Corey Medlock, 21, 5602 Lawrence Road, domestic violence at 5500 block of Hillside Avenue, July 3.



Woman reported being hit and bitten during argument at 320 Don Lane, July 3.


Man reported bikes, tools stolen from garage at 4256 Glenhaven Road, July 10.!

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Man reported credit card used without permission at 263 Sebastian Court, July 7.


KFC reported money stolen at 4920 Delhi Road, June 29. Man reported generator stolen at 4259 Boyne Court, June 29. Woman reported documents stolen at 1119 Betty Lane, June 29. 5409 Delhi Road man reported wallet stolen from vehicle at 200 block of Silverspring Drive, July 2. Delhi Athletic Association reported equipment stolen from shed at 5280 Foley Road, July 1. Man reported GPS units, money, stereo equipment stolen from vehicles at 505 Hibernia Drive, July 3. Woman reported jewelry stolen at 804 Ivyhill Drive, July 3. Man reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 4238 Copperfield Lane, July 4. Man reported guitar stolen at 579 Palmerston Drive, July 5. 1005 Covedale Ave. woman reported money, medicine stolen from vehicle at 5000 block of Delhi Road, July 5. Man reported money, gun, camera stolen at 4459 Glenhaven Road, July 6. Woman reported stereo equipment stolen at 4295 Delryan Drive, July 7. Man reported computer stolen from vehicle at 5664 Rapid Run Road, July 8. Woman reported camera stolen at

945 Neeb Road, July 9. Man reported wallet, cell phone stolen from vehicle at 990 Beechmeadow Lane, July 10. Man reported stereo equipment stolen at 4270 Paul Road, July 10.

Cincinnati District 3 Arrests/citations

Community About police reports The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Delhi Township: Chief Jim Howarth, 922-0060. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 2638300.

Brenda Lee Miles, born 1959, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., July 7. James Earls, born 1983, theft under $300, 3021 Warsaw Ave., July 8. Keith Alan Matthews, born 1965, felonious assault, 718 Grand Ave., July 5. Mark E. Linneman, born 1969, possession of criminal tools and criminal damaging or endangerment, 3645 Laclede Ave., July 8. Nashawn Murdock, born 1982, domestic violence and assault, 934 Chateau Ave., July 2. Nicholas J. Baldwin, born 1987, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., July 9. Roger Cordray, born 1959, theft $300 to $5,000, 3609 Warsaw Ave., July 10. Terrance L. Smith, born 1986, obstruction of official business and resisting arrests, 3606 W. Eighth St., July 11. Tim R. Pelzel, born 1976, felonious assault, 1655 Atson Lane, July 4. Trennell Langford, born 1989, domestic violence, 970 McPherson Ave., July 6. Luther Jones, born 1991, possession of drugs and drug abuse, 1233 Purcell Ave., July 11. Lovella Fanning, born 1972, domestic violence, 809 Wells St., July 9. Artrimus Sartor, born 1985, domestic violence and assault, 453 Elberon Ave., July 11. Darren L. Johnson, born 1987, possession of drugs and criminal trespass, 3201 Warsaw Ave., July 2. Alisha Boone, born 1991, assault, 3424 Price Ave., July 11. Ellen Watts, born 1959, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., July 8. Marva Hoskins, born 1975, simple assault, 1023 Delmonte Place, July 1. Angela C. Hardin, born 1960, consuming liquor in vehicle, 953

Elberon Ave., July 2. Anthony Rooks, born 1984, obstruction of official business and drug abuse, 1215 Ross Ave., July 3. Brandon White, born 1988, domestic violence and criminal damaging or endangerment, 1730 Patrick Drive, July 5. Curtis Jones, born 1965, aggravated menacing, 1223 Ridlen Ave., July 11. Darrell D. Hammonds, born 1971, assault, 432 Elberon Ave., July 4. Diana Chambers, born 1979, domestic violence and menacing, 1730 Patrick Drive, July 5. Dorthy Oliver, born 1979, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drugs, 3201 Warsaw Ave., July 8. Floyd Robinson, born 1990, criminal mischief, 450 Elberon Ave., July 7. Kenneth Bruce Jeter, born 1960, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., July 2. Mildred Fanning, born 1991, telecommunication harassment, 1655 Atson Lane, July 7. Robert B. Moore, born 1961, theft under $300, 3680 Warsaw Ave., July 11.




Dr. William Gerhardt, a College Hill resident, and retired community pediatrician and volunteer staff historian at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center was recently awarded a Jefferson Award. Gerhardt was surrounded by many wellwishers, including son Tim and Annamarie Borich, RN, Cincinnati Children’s.

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Dr. Gerhardt lauded with award Dr. William Gerhardt, a College Hill resident, and retired community pediatrician and volunteer staff historian at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center was recently awarded a Jefferson Award. Gerhardt has helped preserve the heritage of Cincinnati Children’s for the last 30 years. He researches newspapers and professional journals, looking for news of alumni who are scattered across the country. He corresponds regularly with many of them. He founded and directs the Mitchell-Nelson library at the medical center, which holds a several books, papers, artwork and old medical equipment that helps tell the story of Cincinnati Children’s. Bea Katz, Ph.D., marketing and communications, Cincinnati Children’s says Gerhardt is committed to the medical center. “Dr. Gerhardt genuinely loves Cincinnati Children’s,”

Katz says. “He has dedicated countless hours to writing articles that celebrate people whose achievements showcase the best of who and what we [Cincinnati Children’s] are.” In addition to his historical duties, Gerhardt has served the community in a variety of ways. He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force (1955-1957), where he worked in the infirmary in Colorado Springs. Following a pediatric residency at Columbus Children’s Hospital, he joined Westside Pediatrics. He practiced there from 1960 to 1998 and also was an attending pediatrician at Cincinnati Children’s. He is a 47-year member of the Cheviot-Westwood Kiwanis Club. He is a past president of this organization (1971) and was chairman of the Youth Committee. He served as a merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts of America for 20 years (two sons are Eagle

Scouts) and has been a member of the board of trustees for the City Gospel Mission since 1976, where he is currently chair of the advisory board. During the 1960s and 1970s, he was the team physician for Western Hills High School. In addition, he served on the board of trustees for the Cincinnati Crisis Pregnancy Center for 10 years and was a delegate to the 1979 White House Conference on Families. Gerhardt says he is honored to have won the award but he enjoys encouraging others. “I like to build people up, so they can be recognized for all the work they’ve done.” The Jefferson Awards were established in 1972 to be a “Nobel Prize” for public and community service. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is only one of 25 Jefferson Awards corporate champions in the U. S. and one of two in the city of Cincinnati.

Torbeck joins banks as development officer John L. Torbeck has joined LCNB National Bank as a Business Development Officer. His focus will be to provide commercial real estate lending, business development, and building banking relationships with new and existing customers. Torbeck, a graduate of

University of Cincinnati, has operated several successful businesses, including the Western Hills Sports Mall and Torbeck Homes. He has served as president of the Home Builders Association of Cincinnati and as a board member for several financial institutions. His volunteer activities include


319 Oakwood Park Drive: Tedesco, Toni E. and Steve S. Weyler to Nauman, Garry D. and Karen M.; $220,000. 385 Bob Drive: Wherle, Mark to Demidovich, Jessica L. and James N. Wong; $135,900. 4206 Skylark Drive: Relocation Properties Management LLC to Gundrum, Adrea M.; $96,500. 4230 Paul Road: Genoe, Allen D. Jr. and Jaime to Bank of New York Mellon; $56,000. 4347 Skylark Drive: Atkins, Gerald to Black, Elsie M. and Christopher D.; $94,700. 4438 St. Dominic Drive: Naumann, Garry D. to Ziegler, Renee; $92,000. 4583 Patron Court: Feller, Nancy M. to Henke, Catherine L.; $101,000. 4863 Mayhew Ave.: Weitzel, Constance L. to Morrow, Beverly F.; $65,000. 4963 Duebber Drive: Krull, Vernon C. to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas Tr.; $60,000. 504 Montview Court: Weidner, Catherine M. to Bacon, Michael J.; $121,853. 5107 Cleves Warsaw Pike: Catanzaro, Robert J. to Noel, Brian S.; $112,750. 518 Hibernia Drive: Fucito, Nancy to Becker, Eleanor; $130,000. 5184 Rapid Run Road: Jones, Jonathan B. and Mary D. to Hildebrand, Jason W. and Ashley M.; $91,000. 5334 Lilibet Court: Rickels, Steven J. and Nicholas C. Lewis to Lewis, Nicholas C.; $54,000. 5334 Lilibet Court: Cox, Kathleen A.

and Steven J. Rickels to Rickels, Steven J. and Nicholas C. Lewis; $54,000. 5615 Delhi Pike: Dieck, Penny Pollock to American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc.; $70,000. 566 Claymore Terrace: Federal National Mortgage Association to Gates, Mark J.; $41,000. 5811 Juvene Way: Equity Trust Co. to Hall, John and Rita F. Shively; $110,000. 5868 Timely Terrace: Noe, Jack R. Jr. and Karen to Household Realty Corporation; $108,666. 833 Martini Road: Annas Homes LLC to Seitz, Diane L.; $145,600. 852 Foxcreek Lane: Stalf, Ralph H. Jr. and Mary L. Leon to Thom, Gary G. and Kathleen A.; $220,000.


1211 Purcell Ave.: Air Kirks Services LLC to Mountaineer Investments L.; $26,000. 1219 Purcell Ave.: Air Kirks Services LLC to Mountaineer Investments L.; $26,000. 2546 Ring Place: Farmer, Kenneth A. to Buchannon, Jacqueline; $65,000. 2604 Price Ave.: K&W Group Ltd. to Pacific Asset Management LLC; $42,000. 2604 Price Ave.: Pacific Asset Management LLC to Skylark Holdings LLC; $45,000. 2606 Price Ave.: K&W Group Ltd. to Pacific Asset Management LLC; $42,000. 2606 Price Ave.: Pacific Asset Management LLC to Skylark Holdings LLC; $45,000.

past president of the Torbeck G r e a t e r Cincinnati Indoor Tennis Association. Torbeck will be located at the LCNB Colerain Township Office. He may be reached by e-mail at jtorbeck@ or by phone at 513-677-2203.

About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 2608 Price Ave.: K&W Group Ltd. to Pacific Asset Management LLC; $42,000. 3215 Eighth St.: Gardner, John W. to Holt, David; $20,500. 3648 Warsaw Ave.: Meansco Investments LLC to Meansco Investments LLC; $100,000. 3650 Warsaw Ave.: Meansco Investments LLC to Eagle Savings Bank; $100,000. 435 Grand Ave.: Gentry, Jerome L. and Rhonda L. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $36,000. 752 Considine Ave.: Roberts, Melanie R. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $34,000.


1922 State Ave.: Wilkinson, M. Jane to Willcutt, Mary; $9,500. 2364 Wilder Ave.: Aquino, Marlon and Alicia S. to IB Holdings LLC; $46,000. 735 State Ave.: Anderson, Wavalea to Ingram, Debra; $5,000.


6460 Home City Ave.: Piller Gregory J. and Laverne to Langdon, Jennifer and Lance; $172,000. 6943 Gracely Drive: Rommel Investment Properties LLC to Trident Investment Corp.; $200,000.


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