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He’s got his back

Elder quarterback Ben Gramke is chased out of bounds by Centerville’s defensive lineman Chris Reilich in the first half of the Panthers 33-14 opening-game victory Aug. 26 in Centerville. Gramke threw two touchdown passes, and Cody Fox ran for 164 yards and three touchdowns in the game.

PH Will buys its 50th home By Kurt Backscheider

Summer learning

Eighty-five College of Mount St. Joseph students were paired with nonprofit agencies this summer. They spent the summer working, earning and learning with a program funded by the SC Ministry Foundation. – SEE STORY, A3

Price Hill Will reached a milestone with its Buy-Improve-Sell program. The comprehensive community development organization recently purchased its 50th home under the program. Matt Strauss, director of marketing and neighborhood promotion for Price Hill Will, said the group bought the home at 1107 Rutledge Ave. The plan is to rehab the home and sell it to owneroccupants, he said. “The Buy-Improve-Sell Strauss program acquires homes that would not be viable on the open market and rehabs them completely, from top to bottom,” Matt Strauss said. “We sell them through a Realtor at market rate and usually take a loss on the total project cost. “We do this to both boost sale prices in the neighborhood and to make a vacant property


This home at 1107 Rutledge Ave. is the 50th home Price Hill Will has purchased in its Buy-Improve-Sell program. The organization will completely renovate the home and sell it to an owner-occupant. into an owner-occupied home,” he said. Since the program started in 2006, he said Price Hill Will has completed and sold 34 homes. Six are now under construction, six

have been demolished, three are finished and awaiting a buyer and now the home on Rutledge is in the pipeline. Strauss said that during the past five years Price Hill Will has sold more than $3 million worth of homes, at an average selling price topping $100,000. “Of these homes, 33 have been in West Price Hill, where Price Hill Will began the BuyImprove-Sell program with its first grant in the Cedar Grove neighborhood, and 17 have been in East Price Hill,” he said. He said 17 of the homes have been purchased with funding from the Federal Neighborhood Support Program and 14 were funded by the city of Cincinnati’s Community Development Department. Nine were funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s $1 homes program; six received funds from private foundations; two received funding from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency; and the Local Initiatives Support Corp. provided funding for one home. For more about your community, visit

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St. William School eighth-graders, above from left, Tommy Kraemer, Brian Klayer, Anthony Ciarla and Kelsey Haag make their way into the Mother Seton Knights of Columbus hall for a free lunch on their first day of school Thursday, Aug. 25. The Knights of Columbus treated the class to a free lunch because the 18 students in this school year’s eighth-grade class represent St. William’s 100th graduating class. At left, St. William eighth-graders Isabella Timon, left, and Emma Utley fill their plates during the lunch.


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Price Hill Financial resource center opening soon By Kurt Backscheider

The Price Hill Financial Opportunity Center should open in its new location within the next couple of months.

The center, which is a multi-agency collaborative that brings together services focusing on workforce development, work supports and financial literacy, is moving into the former Santa Maria Community

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Services office at 2918 Price Ave. H.A. Musser, president and chief executive officer of Santa Maria, said the center is supported by the Local I n i t i a t i v e s Musser Support Corporation (LISC) and the United Way. Price Hill Will and Cincinnati Works are also partners in the center with Santa Maria. Musser said the center follows a national model aimed at helping lowincome and working families become more financially stable. He said LISC secured a federal grant to fund four financial opportunity centers throughout the region. “This is a best practice we’ve been able to bring to Cincinnati,” he said. “For people to really move toward financial stability they have to have access to multiple services at the same time.” He said the three main services the center provides are income support, financial coaching and employment support. He said the services are used mostly by


Santa Maria Community Services is working with the Local Initiatives Support Corp., United Way and First Financial Bank to open the Price Hill Financial Opportunity Center at 2918 Price Ave. The center will offer income support, financial coaching and employment services to working families. working families who find themselves in a tough financial situation, or who want to advance in their career and need assistance with training or education to obtain better job opportunities. The center helps individuals and families with job training, finding employment, financial coaching and accessing other local resources. “We’re there as a resource,” Musser said. “The ultimate goal is to

men), and family members (whether a spouse or adult children can help). • Consider the financial implications. Coverage costs less if enrolled at a younger age and while the purchaser is healthy, yet premiums need to be paid if income drops and into retirement. Insurance carriers design long-term care insurance based on consumers' changing needs. "There are new features and benefits coming out all the time," Rosenthal says. Cost is based on the age and health of the purchaser, as well as the type and amount of services to be provided. A policy may cover home health aides; homemaker services; skilled services from a nurse or physical, occupational or speech therapist; licensed social worker, or registered dietician. Or a policy may have a specific benefit period or lifetime benefit maximum. Our advice • Think about the need for long-term care insurance for you, a family member or a client. Discuss the pros and cons with a reliable adviser like Karen. She can be reached at (513) 821-5824 or (513) 236-6111. • Approach the purchase of long-term care insurance in the same way you evaluate medical, car or homeowners insurance. You may need coverage some day, and there are many options and price points. "It's just having a plan," Rosenthal says.

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get people on solid financial footing for their families.” He said the center is designed to empower people to become self-sufficient and confident in managing household budgets. Musser said First Financial Bank is also a partner in the project. The bank bought, and is renovating, the building on Price Avenue so the center could have a central office in the neighborhood, and he said bank employees are volunteering as financial

BRIEFLY Alumnae walking

Seton High School will have its annual Alumnae Walk on Sunday, Oct. 2. The walk is not just for Seton graduates. Parents, current students and friends of Seton are all welcome to participate. Participants can sign in beginning at 8:30 a.m., and Mass will start at 9 a.m. For those who do not want to walk, they can cheer on participants and share lunch with them after the walk ends. The event costs $25, which includes a T-shirt and lunch. Children ages 3 to 12 are $10. For more information, visit or call Ceil Lundy at 471-2600, extension 210.

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The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts kicks off its Saturday Morning Children’s Series with a performance by ArtReach, a division of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. ArtReach will present its

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rendition of “The Frog Prince,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Covedale, 4990 Glenway Ave. A pretentious princess, a curious curse and an awkward amphibian meet in this tale of persistence and dedication. When a young prince is transformed into a frog by a cruel fairy, he is forced to bide his time in the slime of the swamp until a charming princess comes along to save him. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased by calling the box office at 241-6550 or visiting

Children’s sale

Mother of Mercy High School will host Everything Kids, a children’s resale event, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10. Gently used clothing (birth to size 14), name-brand toys, play equipment, nursery items, sports equipment, books, games, puzzles, baby and child furniture and equipment, maternity clothes and other child-related items will be for sale. It is Everything Kids for fall and winter items. Admission is $1 and 10 percent of sale proceeds will benefit Mercy’s music department and Alumnae Scholarship Fund. For more details, including how to be a vendor, contact Kim Zang at

Driehaus appointment

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-31st District) was named a member of the Ohio House Legislative Study Committee on Ohio’s Tax Structure. The committee was created to solicit feedback from Ohioans to ensure the best tax environment for Ohio’s citizens and businesses. “Creating a committee to investigate Ohio’s tax structure is exactly what Ohio needs and I’m pleased to be a committee member,” Driehaus said. “We need to find the balance that allows Ohioans to maintain their quality of life while the state adequately funds public services and investments that support our economic success.” The committee will allow the people of Ohio to have a chance to speak to the Ohio House of Representatives on the state’s tax climate. It will specifically cover three areas of the tax code: the commercial activity tax, tax expenditures and the sales and use tax.

Cincy State going golfing

Friends of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College will tee up Monday, Sept. 19, at the Western Hills Country Club to raise funds for student scholarships. In years past this event has funded scholarships for more than 50 Cincinnati State

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coaches. He said the center should open in the next couple of months. “We are awaiting final approval from the city to occupy the building,” he said. Anyone who requires the center’s services in the meantime can visit Santa Maria’s office in Lower Price Hill at 718 State Ave., or call 557-2710, ext. 500. For more about your community, visit


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students. Even though Cincinnati State’s tuition is about half that of other schools in the region, about 70 percent of its students require financial assistance. In addition to fees from golfers who are participating in the outing, the Scholarship Golf Classic raises funds through sponsorships and a silent auction. Because the golfers’ fees cover all overhead costs for the event, all sponsorship revenues go directly toward scholarships and are fully tax deductible. All registered golfers will receive a $100 gift certificate to The Summit Restaurant at Cincinnati State’s Midwest Culinary Institute. Openings for a limited number of golfers are still available. For information, visit or contact Patrice Sanders at 513-569-4222.

Casting call

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., will host auditions for two of its productions. Auditions take place from 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 13. The Covedale will audition performers for its productions of “White Christmas” and “Steel Magnolias.” Rehearsals for “White Christmas” will begin Monday, Oct. 24. The show will run Dec. 1 through Dec. 23. Rehearsals for “Steel Magnolias” will begin Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. The show will run March 8, 2012 through April 1, 2012. For more information about auditions and cast requirements, visit or call 2416550. All roles are paid positions.


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Mount students learn through summer work By Heidi Fallon

The College of Mount St. Joseph and the SC Ministry Foundation paired up 85 Mount students with 27 nonprofit agencies for a summer of working, earning and learning. It’s the sixth summer the foundation, an organization of the Sisters of Charity, has funded the program. For Cliff Cass, a Mount Healthy Mount senior, it was a chance to both earn money and get a taste of his future career. He was assigned to Resurrection School in Price Hill. Originally put to work cleaning classrooms, Cass also spent time helping organize activities with the school’s Construction Club. The club, which started as an after-school program, is for grades five through eight and aimed at honing student math skills and exposing them to working with tools and doing basic maintenance jobs. “This was a great handson experience for me to help younger kids learn to come together and use teamwork,” Cass said. Jill Eichhorn, communications manager for the Mount, said the program not only gives students a chance to work in a field they may be interested in pursuing someday, but also helps them land a summer job to help them with tuition now. “The program was a

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Cliff Cass, left, a College of Mount St. Joseph senior, poses with Resurrection School student Armoni Crutcher during a break in their work at Crutcher’s school this summer. Both were taking part in a summer program sponsored by the college and the Sisters of Charity. great way for me to earn money and learn skills to help me succeed,” Cass said. Loretta Dees, communications director for the SC foundation, said the Student Summer Employment Initiative helps the college students in two ways. “In this economy, students have fewer options for summer employment and less time for nonprofit volunteer opportunities,” Dees said. “It also meets the non-

profit agencies needs as they face an increased demand for services in our community, specifically in the Price Hill area.” Dees said the SC Ministry Foundation helps provide grants and support for all five Price Hill Catholic elementary schools, Seton High School and agencies like St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic charities. For more about your community, visit

It took Delhi Township firefighters less than an hour to bring a garage fire under control Aug. 24. The two-story detached structure in the 1100 block of Devils Backbone Road was being used as a woodworking shop and office, according to Doug Campbell, assistant fire chief. Campbell said the initial investigation indicates the fire started at the rear of the garage. “It was well involved when we arrived,” Campbell said. The fire was called in by a neighbor and no one was at the residence at the time of the blaze. Campbell said there was significant loss to the building but said no dollar loss or cause has yet been determined. The township was assisted by Miami Township, Green Township and Cheviot fire units.


Delhi Township firefighters battle the Aug. 24 blaze at a detached garaged in the 1100 block of Devils Backbone Road that may have started in the rear of the structure. From left is Assistant Chief Doug Campbell with firefighters Bryon Semm and Mike Heekin.

Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission Election Legal Notice The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will have an election of Supervisors of the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District to be held in accordance with Chapter 1515 of the Ohio Revised Code. Residents or landowners, firms, and corporations that own land or occupy land in Hamilton County and are of 18 years of age and older may vote for Supervisor. A non-resident landowner, firm or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot (available on the District’s website - There are three ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot: (1) at the annual meeting, which will take place at the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), 1035 Woodrow Street, Cincinnati, OH 45204 on September 15, 2011 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: (2) at the SWCD office by requesting an absentee ballot during business hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm from August 25, 2011 to September 14, 2011; and on September 15, 2011 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm or (3) vote absentee by mail, requesting the proper absentee request forms from the HCSWCD by September 12, 2011 at the following address: Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, 22 Triangle Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45246 - phone number: 513-772-7645. Absentee ballots must be received at the District’s office by Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm. Two (2) Supervisors will be elected. Nominees are: Karen Ball, Scott P. Huber, Steve Johns, and Dale Rack.


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Former state rep. pleads guilty to DUI Robert Mecklenborg, who resigned his seat as an Ohio representative following his DUI arrest here, pleaded guilty Aug. 25 to drunk driving from an April incident that cost him his political career. Mecklenborg, a 59-year-old Green Township Republican, had his guilty plea accepted by Dearborn County Superior Court Judge Jonathan Cleary. He was sentenced to 363 days

of probation, ordered not to drink alcohol or take drugs, lost his driver’s license for 90 days and was told to seek treatment. He also was fined $365.50. All were standard for the misdemeanor DUI to which he admitted. “Again I want to apologize. I thought it was a fair and equitable resolution,” he said. “I look forward to getting on with my life.” He resigned from the 30th Dis-

trict Ohio House after the story of his arrest broke. His replacement hasn’t been named. An attorney, Mecklenborg was arrested April 23 by the Indiana State Police who initially pulled him over for a broken headlight on the car he was driving. Police documents note he failed three field sobriety tests and his blood-alcohol content was 0.097, above Indiana’s legal limit for

driving of 0.08. He also had an expired driver’s license and the car he was driving had a temporary tag from Kentucky on it at the time. The married father of three also had a young woman in his car when he was pulled over. Mecklenborg, who served three terms in the House from Hamilton County’s 30th District, initially refused to resign from his elected position but did so after House

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Illustrator unveils poster design Organizers of Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival will kick off the event with illustrators discussing the posters they have created for the annual Books by the Banks. The kick off will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at JosephBeth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion. Among the five illustrators is Chrisitna Wald of Green Township, Wald will debut her 2011 poster during Sept. 8. Wald is an illustrator and product designer who has illustrated many children's books, including “Habitat Spy” for Sylvan Dell Publishing, the pop-up book “Big Cats” for Intervisual Books, “Black Beauty” for Grosset and Dunlap, and “Henry the Impatient Heron,” which won a gold 2010 Mom's Choice Award. Other illustrators scheduled to be at the kick off are John Maggard (who designed 2010’s poster), Ryan Ostrander (2009), C.F. Payne (2008), and Will Hillenbrand (2007). Since the book festival's

inauguration in 2007, the posters have Wald captured the essence of what Books by the Banks means to the community. Following the discussion, all five artists will sign posters for purchase. The cost of the new 2011 poster is $15, and the previous years' posters are $10 each.


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INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati Math Mentors at the awards ceremony, from left, Cordaryl Weathers, Brenda Corcoran, Doug Arthur, Allison Keeton, Jasmine Larsen.

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Lam Pham, left, a senior at Seton High School shows Katie Grace a freshmen a look into one of her classrooms. They were taking part in BIG-Lil Sister Day where the 119 seniors pair up with one of the 130 incoming freshmen. The “sisters” spend the day together showing the incoming freshmen where the classrooms and offices are and play a game or two.

When does 2 plus 2 equal 16.8? Answer: When two gifted math tutors from INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati high schools join forces with two motivated young adult students at Cincinnati Job Corps who were struggling with math at about a fifth-grade level. The resulting combined grade level improvements after just four weeks of tutoring was an amazing 16.8 grade levels – seven grade levels for Cordaryl Weathers, age 22. And 9.8 grade levels for Jasmine Larsen, age 19. The student tutors are quite proud of their mentees. Brendan Corcoran, a top senior at Sycamore High School, was Cordaryl’s tutor/partner.

Allison Keeton, a senior ranked No. 1 in her class at Oak Hills High School, signed on the be tutor/partner to Jasmine Larsen. Both were responding to a call for tutors from Doug Arthur, executive director of the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati. Arthur and colleague Sharon Thompson, business and community liaison for the Cincinnati Jobs Corps Academy, started plotting with Diane Eby, CJC’s academic manager, more than a year ago to try to find funding for this studentshelping-students tutoring program. Finally Arthur decided to not miss the summer season when his student mentors needed summer jobs, and he had the INTERalliance fund the pilot themselves.

The hope was that once the word got out about the success of the pilot project, other companies and individuals would offer to sponsor a student mentor-mentee pair for $800 each. The funds pay the tutor an hourly wage for 50 hours of math coaching plus a gas allowance, cover the administration costs, and award the student being coached with a $100 completion bonus at the end of the academic sprint. If you can sponsor a Math Mentors pair or know someone who will, please contact Diane Eby at CJC (Eby.Diane@ or Doug Arthur at The INTERalliance or Greater Cincinnati at

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Seton High school senior Annie Goettke, left, shows incoming freshman Hailey Lawson around the halls of the high school during the school’s BIG-Lil Sister Day.

21 at Elder are AP scholars Elder High School has 21 students who have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program. The program offers students the opportunity to take collegelevel courses while still in high school and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both based on their performance on the AP Exams. The following students were named AP Scholars with Distinction. They received an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams: • Bradley DePaoli, • John Na, and • Joshua Rieskamp. The following students were named AP Scholars with Honor.

They received an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams: • Timothy Cappel and • Christopher McGowan. The following students were named AP Scholars. They received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams: • Brandon Alverson, • Andrew Burkhart, • Keith Burns, • Patrick Cole, • Kevin Groll, • Jackson Hilvers, • Mario Jansen, • Brian Kean, • Michael McManus, • Michael Mellott, • Luke Moore, • Nathan Sexton, • John Siegmundt, • Zachary Stevens, • Ryan Welch, and • Brian Zieverink.


The following students were named to the spring dean’s list at Ohio University: Robert Doll, Leah Fightmaster, Joseph Gattermeyer, Hayley Geiler, Katie Kemen, Adrienne Krueger, Rebekah Meiser, Benjamin Nutter, David Peters, Cody Reinshagen, Kathryn Seitz and Patrick Wright. • James Schroeder was named to the Wilmington College summer semester dean’s list. • Paul Erskine was named to the summer semester Wilmington College academic merit list. The academic merit list recognizes students enrolled six to 11 hours who earn at

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Victoria Connolly has earned a bachelor of science in early childhood studies from the Union Institute & University. • The following students have graduated from Ohio University: Krystyna Chisholm, bachelor of science in chemistry and bachelor of arts in psychology; Christine Johnston, bachelor of science in athletic training; and Samantha Proctor, cum laude, bachelor of science in education.

Mother of Mercy complied with a request from Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and backed out of hosting an interfaith Ramadan dinner at the school. Instead, the dinner was scheduled to be in the Catholic Center at St. Monica-St. George Parish in University Heights, which is not a school. Schnurr on Aug. 22 asked Mercy to cancel its plans to host an Iftar, an evening meal, with a local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. During the holy month of Ramadan, observant Muslims fast during the daylight hours and break their fast with a large meal at night. For some groups, the Iftar is a chance to share some aspects of their faith with nonMuslims and others in the community. Mercy had planned to co-host an Iftar with CAIR’s local chapter since spring, when groups of Mercy students and students linked with CAIR performed community service together. But recent emails and other contacts with school and Archdiocese officials changed their plans. Mother of Mercy President Kirsten MacDougal said Schnurr has received complaints from people – she didn’t know how many. Most of the complaints were emails from people who do not live in this region but who follow the news and activities of CAIR’s national office, she said. The emails “were not hostile, they were not threatening, but they were emotionally charged,” she said. Archdiocesan spokesman Dan Andriacco said that Schnurr received complaints – not threats – about CAIR’s involvement. MacDougal said her school and the Archdiocese still support interfaith dialogue, especially with Muslim groups, but the closeness to the 10th anniversary of 9/11 plays a factor. “The fact that Mercy was cohosting this Ramadan meal with the Council on American-Islamic Relations specifically had become

too great a distraction from the positive intent of building relationships and understanding with our Muslim neighbors,” MacDougal wrote in MacDougal her letter to staff. “While the Archdiocese appreciates our good intentions, there is now some concern for the safety of those who would attend the meal due to the negative reaction this has garnered from some. As a result, the Archbishop has asked that we cancel our hosting the meal.” Mercy’s parents and students Thursday disagreed about the school’s decision. Some parents said they had read negative things about the national CAIR group and didn’t want Mercy associated with even the local group. “I’m glad it’s canceled; it wasn’t a good thing,” said Kelly Jennings, a Mercy parent who lives in Bridgetown. “There were a lot of parents who were up in arms about it. … It would have really given Mercy a bad name.” Casey Tegenkamp, a freshman from Miami Heights, was disappointed that the dinner won’t be held at the school, because she’d wanted to attend. She said she thinks it’s important for young people to understand other people’s faiths. “We’ve got to know what other people’s religions are,” she said. “We need to know how other people think. If we don’t know, that might get us into trouble.” Her father, Tom Tegenkamp, agreed, although he said he understands school administrators’ concerns with safety. “It’s a shame this had to be canceled over security concerns,” he said. “I don’t know how we’re ever going to get to the point of tolerance in our society if we have to worry about these events.” Andriacco said the complaints seemed mostly focused on CAIR’s national organization, which “has been the subject of U.S. government concern,” Andriacco said. “Archbishop Schnurr thought (it)

About Ramadan

Ramadan is the holiest month in Islam, a time when Muslims abstain from eating and drinking during the daylight hours to deepen their faith, practice self-discipline and emphasize prayer and service, said Shakila Ahmad, a trustee at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati in West Chester. The fast-breaking meal, called an Iftar, occurs after sundown during the month. Although most families have the meal together at home, it also is an opportunity to share with nonMuslims, Ahmad said. The Islamic Center, for instance, held a community interfaith Iftar Aug. 14 in which 150 people attended. had become a distraction from building relationships and understanding with our Muslim neighbors. … When you have a high emotional temperature surrounding an issue you start to worry about how the children might be affected by it.” CAIR, based in Washington D.C., is the largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization in the United States. Its stated mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam and build coalitions that promote mutual understanding. Local chapters of CAIR operate independently, like franchises, raising funds and supporting causes based on local priorities. The meal at Mercy had been planned as a potluck, with about 100 adult and student participants bringing dishes to reflect their culture to the school cafeteria, CAIR organizers said. MacDougal said she knew of only two families from her school who had confirmed they would attend. Roula Allouch, board president of the local CAIR group, said she was told Monday of Mercy’s decision to not host the dinner and she considered canceling it. She thanked the Franciscans Network, a local group of lay Catholics that sponsors events that bring together Christians and Muslims, for renting the St. Monica-St. George space, which isn’t a school. The center is at 328 W. McMillan St.



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Panthers eye improvement on soccer field By Ben Walpole

PRICE HILL – Keith Schaeper is convinced his Elder High School soccer team will be better this year. The only question is how much. “The kids are definitely picking up on what I expect,” Schaeper said. “We’ve gotten a good injection of youth in the program – some kids that are really coachable. They’ve helped a lot.” Schaeper, who described his

coaching philosophy as “stay organized on defense; attack as a unit,” is entering his third season as the Elder head coach. The Panthers won five games in each of his first two years. This year’s team is fairly young, with four sophomores on the roster. “All four of them – if they don’t start, they will get significant time in each match,” Schaeper said. “Our team’s very young and very eager and willing to learn.” The Panthers will be led by four returning starters. Seniors


Elder High School’s Joe Ratterman (4) and Hayden Cook, right, steal the ball from Sycamore’s Eric Byers during the teams’ season-opening game, Aug. 23. The Aviators won the game, 3-0.

Other local teams

Oak Hills

Head coach John Mirizzi’s team has nine seniors on the roster as the Highlanders look to improve on last year’s 7-83 finish.

Western Hills

Randall Bruegge returns for this third season as the head coach. He’s looking for seniors Ahmad Bock-Marshall and Luke Bertke as leaders.

Will Imhoff and Andy May are cocaptains. May gives the Panthers experience at goalkeeper. Imhoff is a three-year letterwinner at center midfielder. Schaeper called him the team’s “most creative player.” Imhoff also has played a key leadership role in helping the entire team improve during the offseason. “Will is very good with getting kids organized and doing things to make them better players,” Schaeper said. “He’s a skilled player, and he really pushed the rest of the kids to improve on their technical ability.” Junior Jacob Lindle also is a returning starter in the midfield. Junior Tyler Schumann likely will start on defense, though Schaeper said he “could play anywhere on the field.” The coach praised senior Max

Press Preps highlights By Ben Walpole


• Elder won a tri-meet against Centerville and Lakota West, Aug. 19, at Yankee Trace. Daniel Schwarz shot a 3-over 75. • Oak Hills edged Colerain and Harrison in a tri-meet, Aug. 19 at Miami Whitewater. Kyle Austin led the Highlanders with a 5-over 77. The Highlanders narrowly lost to Kings, 154-157, in a dual Aug. 23 at Glenview. Evan Tate (38), Sam Meek (39) and Chris Beck (39) paced Oak Hills. • Seton scored a tri-meet win against Chaminade-Julienne and Fenwick, Aug. 23, at the Dayton Country Club. Molly Arnold shot a 39 for the Saints, who improved to 5-1.

Girls tennis

• Seton downed Oak Hills 5-0, Aug. 20, for its first win of the season. • The Scots bounced back for a 4-1 win against Middletown, Aug. 23. • Seton beat Turpin 5-0, Aug. 24.

• Mercy beat McAuley in an early GGCL showdown, 32, Aug. 23.


• Mercy beat Colerain 2-1, Aug. 23, and followed with a 6-1 win against Northwest, Aug. 25. • Seton started the new season on a good note with a 2-0 win against Lakota East, Aug. 24. Jocelyn Evans and Jessica Frey scored goals, and Allie Luebbering made four saves for the shutout.

This week’s MVP

• Sarah Banfill, senior, Seton golf Banfill shot a 41 to lead the Saints to a key Girls Greater Cincinnati League dual win against McAuley, 175-178, Aug. 24 at Miami Whitewater Golf Course.

Fan feedback

“Once again the men from elder play the toughest schedule in the country.” – kjkehs75, commenting on the Elder football preview story on presspreps.

Tweets from the beat

@Elderbowling: Congratulations to Elder Senior Ben Brauch for bowling his first perfect game 300 tonight (Aug. 21) at Western Bowl in the High School Scholarship Lg!


The St. Xavier High School football team roster that ran in the Aug. 24-25 issue had an inaccurate headline on it. The roster headline should have said “2011 Bombers.” The corrected roster is on page A7.

Social media lineup

• Facebook: and itor (Melanie Laughman-Journalist). • Twitter: www.twitter. com/presspreps and www. Staff: Melanie Laughman, @PressPrepsMel. Nick Dudukovich, @PressPrepsNick. Ben Walpole, @PressPrepsBen. Scott Springer, @cpscottspringer. James Weber, @RecorderWeber • Blog: www.cincinnati. com/blogs/presspreps


Oak Hills High School junior Nick Norman pushes the ball upfield, Aug. 23, in the season opener against Milford. Milford won 4-0. Beckham as someone who played JV last season but has improved so much in the offseason that he now is a starting striker on the varsity. It’s representative of the feeling surrounding the whole team – hard work and improved play.

“That’s one of the things that’s made this group so much fun – having kids that push each other,” Schaeper said. “It’s a great thing to coach.” For more coverage, visit

Saints optimistic despite heavy losses By Ben Walpole

PRICE HILL – At first glance, it would seem Ron Quinn needs his head examined. He’s optimistic? The Seton High School soccer team graduated five seniors who are now playing college soccer. Yet Quinn, the longtime Xavier University women’s soccer coach, enters his second season at Seton full of hope. “I think we’ll have good depth, and I think our overall collective play will be stronger this year,” Quinn said. He in no way means any disrespect to last year’s seniors, who led the Saints to a 9-7-1 record. “It was a very talented senior class,” Quinn said. “I wish I would’ve had them for more than one year.” It’s just that there a lot of things to like about this year’s group. Being their second season with Quinn, the players better understand his system and expectations. The JV coaching staffs have remained the same for nearly five years, giving the overall program a sense of stability. And the Saints, despite the senior losses, do return a lot of talent. “Our senior class is small relative to our junior class, but they have very strong leadership qualities,” Quinn said. “And we’re looking forward to building on what

we started last year.” Seniors Natalie Rudolph and Becca Meyer, along with junior Erika LaRosa were voted the team tri-captains. LaRosa, a center midfielder, was second team allGirls Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet last season. Seniors Bailey Haussler and Chelsea Williams return on defense. Senior Megan Pflum also boosts the defense after missing last season with ACL injury. Forward Olivia Bernard rounds out the group of six seniors. Seton’s junior class is the strength of the program – with more than 20 11thgraders out for soccer. Jessie Woeste, Emily Gramke, Kelsey Groll, Jocelyn Evans and Elena Sabato all return with significant varsity experience. Quinn sees it as a more balanced roster, one that won’t need to rely on one or two key players to make every play. He also likes the team’s ability to control the ball and its overall team speed. “Our No. 1 goal is to outpossess our opponent,” Quinn said. “Hopefully that will be a strength for us.” Seton’s coaching staff has a new addition – goalkeeper coach Melanie Johansing. Her chief pupil is sophomore Allie Luebbering, a first-year starter on varsity after playing goalie for the JV team last year. Early returns justified Quinn’s optimism. The

Other local teams


The Bobcats are hoping to better last season’s 6-11 mark. The first week was a good start, as Mercy posted wins against Colerain and Northwest.

Oak Hills

The Scots must replace four graduated seniors who are now playing college soccer, including all-district Kelsey Laumann. “We are going into this season with guarded optimism,” head coach Chuck Laumann said. The team has a good core group returning, led by seniors Amber Kiley, Julie Martin, Jenny Schmaltz and Emily Spraul. The keys, according to Laumann, will be finding players to take on the scoring load and getting quality play from the team’s two rookie goalkeepers.


Head coach Jim Mercer’s Yellowjackets kicked off their season with a 3-0 win against Cincinnati Christian, Aug. 25. Brandy Crouse already is off to a good start, with a goal and two assists.

Western Hills

Randall Bruegge is pulling double duty, coaching both the Mustang boys and girls varsity teams. His assistant coach Chelsea McDonald, a Western Hills alum, runs practices on the other side of the field as the boys. Seniors Courtney Bentley and Krystal Kelley will be key players.

Saints opened the season Aug. 24 with a 2-0 win against Lakota East. Luebbering pitched a shutout in her debut, while Evans and Jessica Frey contributed goals. For more coverage, visit presspreps


Friday night lights

Oak Hills wide receiver Cody Herbig (3) catches a pass and gets tackled by La Salle DB Devon Steagall (8) in the first quarter of their Aug. 26 game at University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium. Oak Hills lost 42-21. Other scores: Elder beat Centervile 33-14 Aug. 26, Western Hills lost to Lakota East 28-6 Aug. 26 and Gamble Montessori lost to New Miami 41-14.

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Sports & recreation

August 31, 2011

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Queen City represented at Canada Cup Sean Sargent represented the U.S. at the Canada Cup in Alberta, Canada. His achievements in San Antonio at the Elite Championships earlier in July, garnered him a second invitation to the World Age Group (WAG) competition in England for November of this year. Sargent is a member of the Queen City Trampoline and Tumbling Team (QCTNT) at Kids First Sports Center, which has been in existence since 1998 under the direction of coach Steve Anderson and coach Annette Sargent. Annette Sargent, Sean’s mother, will accompany him to Birmingham, England, as she was named to the World Age Group coaching team for Double Mini. The team enjoys continued success at the local, the state, the regional, the

national and the international arena. The team has a 54-1 record this season, was crowned state champions in trampoline, tumbling and double mini and sent several athletes to the regional championships in Bloomington, Ind. Several of the competitors came away with top three placement while most were still within the top ten in the region. Five of the 23 athletes who qualified for nationals went to San Antonio for the USAG Junior Olympic competition in early July. All five athletes either medaled or had a top 10 placement at the national level. Sean Sargent, Junior Elite competitor, medaled in synchronized trampoline and took eighth and ninth respectively on trampoline and double mini at the Elite Champi-


The Queen City Trampoline and Tumbling 2010-11 Team are, in front, Sam Jacobson, Alex Frodge, Willie Hinchliffe, Myles Faison, Laura Madigan, Nate Johnson, Renee Steiby, Alex Link, Rediet Esler and Max Perrino. In second row are Coach Annette Sargent, Maggie Tepe, Annie Garretson, Bridget Lahti, Zach Busam, Blake Peck, Daniel Kiley, Kara Blumberg, Katelyn Armstrong, Landon Ballas, Lauren Tepe, Anna Fischesser and Will Broomhead. In third row are head coach Steve Anderson, Courtney Rump, Lauren Satcher, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Lindsey Miller, Katie Garretson, Sean Sargent, Katie Sova, Kayla Wirtz, Katie Garretson, Grant Fischesser and Tori Smith. onship in San Antonio. There are on average 35 athletes on tour team with consistent placement at the state, regional and national

levels. The athletes attend a variety of school districts; Lakota, Loveland, Madeira, Sycamore, Oak Hills and Cincinnati Hills Christian

Academy. These athletes put in 415 hours per week (depending on their skill level) to train and retain the strength

and safety required of this Olympic sport. Check out the QCTNT team in the gym or at

2011 St. Xavier Bombers football roster No. 2 5 40 42 85 24 10 21 38 62 47 27 17 58 80 13 49 25 43 98 15 79 19 70 67 11 12 39 44 97 15 14 71 9 51 32 34 40 18 91 6 35 3 34 68 55 89 81 8 85 4 28 9 50 92 84 82 42

Name Sean Ahern Bryson Albright Andrew Arand Patrick Armbruster Evan Ballinger Joseph Barrett David Becker Ryan Berning Aaron Berry James Birchak Michael Bossart C.J. Bowman David Braswell Alex Breen Trevor Brinkmann David Brown Donald Bruemmer Sam Burchenal William Burke Nathan Caldwell Jack Cameron Garrett Campbell Ben Carroll Jonathan Cole Brandyn Cook Alex Cussen Brian Daugherty Sam Day Nick Deitz Daniel DeTellem Griffin Dolle Ti Domhoff Reese Dorger Robbie Dorger Jr. Brian Douglas Cameron Dunn Andrew Elsen Steven Fitzpatrick Tom Fogarty Patrick Foy Ryan Frey Conor Fryer Nathan Gerbus Ben Gerhardt Jake Grace Patrick Hamad Adam Hart Nick Heflin C.J. Hilliard Joseph Huhn Conor Hundley Zachary Imbus Dominic Iori Mark Jacob Alexander Jacob John Jacob Sam Johnson Adam Jones

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Luke Kasson Trey Kilgore Kevin King Samuel Kissinger Andrew Kroeger Jeff Kuley Ryan Lair Timothy Mahoney Jacob Martin Brian McCurren Bradley Mercer Randy Merchant Matt Mersman William Miller Sean Miller Braden Miller Kevin Milligan Matthew Mooney Sheridan Murphy Michael Muskopf Sean Nutt Brian O’Toole E.J. Parchment William Pensyl Zach Perry William Piening Rob Rankin Matt Reagan Kevin Reilly Sam Reilly Weston Rich Robbie Ries Nick Roemer Scott Rudy Hank Rumpke Zachary Ruter Mitchell Sander Andrew Schad Seth Scherer John Schulcz Ryan Shaw Alex Shirk Cameron Stair James Stall Spencer Stroube Nick Sullivan Jalyn Sutton-Jackson Stephenson Swan George Thacker Jamiel Trimble Ryan Waddell Andrew Westerbeck Jack White Mark Williams Nicholas Wittrock Jack York Nicholas Zerbe Michael Ziegler Jr.

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From left, Zach Branam, Evan Griffiths, Tommy Hambrick and David Jung enjoy Elder’s Football Camp. The boys are third-graders from St. James in White Oak.


Dan Suer, Administrator at Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, is proud of the Hillebrand staff for achieving BACK-TO-BACK PERFECT HEALTH SURVEYS from the Ohio Department of Health. THANK YOU to each and every member of the Hillebrand staff. Also, thankyou to the residents and their families for their continuous support and acknowledgement of the good work that we do at Hillebrand. The longevity and dedication of our staff truly is amazing. We achieved this because of their spirit and teamwork, and we are proud and grateful to be a part of such a wonderful family!


Lakemonsters land second

The city championship runner-up Lakemonsters baseball team 11U finishes second in the Greater Cincinnati City Championship. They went to the final four tourney and were one of two teams left standing out of the entire 2011, 11U knothole league. In front, from left, are Cody Ashcraft, Matthew Ohlhaut, Brandon Glacken, Brandon Guenther, Nate Weis, Gary Haas, Logan Henke, Alec Maupin and Logan Guenther. In back are coaches Steve Henke, Jeff Guenther and Gary Haas.

Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 4320 Bridgetown Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45211 (513) 574-4550



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Neff house is now only a memory

Just as the people of Westwood have been struggling to save the James Gamble House from demotion this year, the members of the Price Hill Historical Society worked to save the Peter Neff mansion on the grounds of the Cincinnati Bible College from 1995 to 1997. The society’s efforts were not successful, and the Neff house was demolished to make room for a new chapel. Mistletoe Heights was the name given to an imposing mansion built in 1860 on one of Cincinnati’s highest elevations. Constructed of stone quarried from Peter Neff’s 30-acre estate, it took two years to complete. The surrounding community was known as Mount Harrison, Storrs Township, because President William Henry Harrison’s hunting lodge was located nearby in the dense woods. Peter Neff lived in the house with his son Peter Rudolf. Another son, William Henry, lived across the creek on Ring Place, within sight of the family home on the top of the hill. The Neff house, with its many arched windows and huge ornate doors, had a broad veranda on all sides for a full view of the surrounding hills, valleys and the winding Ohio River. Peter Neff was a prosperous wholesaler of hardware and boots. The family also was involved in land speculation, owing both residential and commercial property in Lower Price Hill. Peter Rudolph Neff continued his family’s involvement in Cincinnati business, adding interests in cutlery and the thriving pork industry. He also followed his father’s example and became a leader in community service as well. His father and brother were among the founding members of Spring Grove Cemetery. The first burial at Spring Grove was the internment of Peter Rudolph’s mother, Isabella Freeman Neff. Peter Rudolph served in the Union forces during the Civil War and rose to the rank of colonel. After the war, in 1878, he became one of the founders, along

with Reuben Springer and others, of the Cincinnati College of Music and later served as its president. The same group of men was also responsible for starting Cincinnati’s May Festival. Peter Rudolph worked with other civic organizations, including the Cincinnati Relief Fund, Associated Charities of Cincinnati, the Philharmonic Orchestra, and Westminster Presbyterian Church. The church had its founding meeting in 1883 in the parlor of his Price Hill home, with its 12-foot ceilings, huge carved wooden doors, red velvet carpet, and a six-foot chandelier. In 1901, Neff sold his estate to Dr. Brooks F. Beebe, and it became the Grandview Sanitarium. The hospital took care of patients with mental and nervous disorders and alcohol and drug habits. Neff was the business manager. When Dr. Beebe died in 1914, the hospital was sold to Dr. J.M. Ratliff and Dr. T.A. Ratliff, who continued to operate the sanitarium. The main house, once known as Mistletoe Heights, was used for offices and patient rooms with padded cells. In 1939, the Cincinnati Bible Seminary purchased the property. The Neff mansion was used for classrooms and administrative offices and was known to faculty and students as Old Main. As the seminary grew, additional structures were built and some of the older buildings were razed. The last building left standing from the Neff estate was the mansion itself. When the college announced plans to take the building down in order to build a new chapel, the Price Hill Historical Society began a campaign to save the building. Their best hope seemed to be a plan to move the house from its original location to another spot in Price Hill. Costs and logistics made this move unrealistic, and the house was demolished in July 1997. Edith Heilmann works for the Price Hill Historical Society.


Even though members of the Price Hill Historical Society worked to save the Peter Neff mansion it was eventually torn down.




Thanks so much to Jennifer and Tim Perrino for hosting the Covedale Arts and Crafts Fair on Aug. 20. This was a fun event for both vendors and visitors, and a real highlight for our neighborhood. Thanks also to Price Hill Chili for the welcome trees planted around their new parking lot. These new plantings are a treat for the eyes, and add cooling shade where it is most needed. I walk past them every day, and every day I feel grateful. Finally, thank you to Refuge Coffee Bar, where the nice lady made me a delicious bagel and chicken salad sandwich yesterday (you know who you are). These things make me feel very thankful to live in West Price Hill! Colleen Wood West Price Hill

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Thanks to swim club

I would like to express my gratitude to Delhi Swim Club for a great opportunity for my special needs child this summer. As a parent to a special needs child I realize it is difficult for us to be able to enjoy a day at the pool in typical situation. Delhi Swim Club has made it a pleasant experience by offering a program every Saturday morning called the Freedom Swim. It allows the child and their

family to enjoy the pool without all the typical distractions that cause anxiety and overwhelm our kids. They have been able to swim in a safe, calm atmosphere with their friends from school or other special programs. Kudos to Sandy and her staff for a wonderful summer. We appreciate the kindness and opportunity to enjoy a nice pool this hot summer. Karen and Alyssa Steinmetz and family Delhi Township

Pets can attend these charity events Grab your kids and pets for fall fun and charity events Just because school is back in session doesn’t mean there aren’t many opportunities to still have outdoor fun with your two- and four-legged kids. And even better, many of these opportunities support great causes that in turn help kids and pets. Here are some of the highlights of things you can do in the next two months. • Graeter’s Dog’s Night Out – First Tuesday of each month through October from 6-9 p.m. at most area Graeter’s locations. Mingle with other dog owners and the entire family gets free ice cream samples (dogs too). Most locations have rescue groups, booths and demos available. • Harvest Home Fair – Sept. 811 West Side tradition put on by the Cheviot-Westwood Kiwanis Club who turn profits back over to the community with donations.

Fair features food, beer, games, Art and Flower Shows, Horse Show, rides, booths. Parade through downtown Cheviot starts at Diana 6 p.m. ThursDornbusch day, Sept. 8. A Run Cron 5K /Walk/Dog Walk Community at 9 a.m. SunPress guest day, Sept. 11. columnist Organized by Cincinnati Running Club and Fourgotten Paws Animal Rescue. This year, Holly Yurchison Photography will take commemorative photos of you and your pet for a $5 donation to Fourgotten Paws. • Bark in the Park – Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Great American Ball Park. 7:10 p.m. Bring your

dog to the ball game when the Fan Zone turns into the Dog Zone for activities, contests and samples as well as to watch the Reds vs. Cubs. SPCA Cincinnati gets a portion of dog ticket sales. • Brady’s Bunch Red’s Outing, Sept. 18 – In lieu of the traditional pub crawl, the Meyer (and Kent) families is organizing this event, donated by Cincinnati Bell, in support of special needs children. Team Brady’s Bunch is part of the larger fundraising efforts of Cincinnati Children’s Walk for Kids that will take place Saturday, Oct. 15. For more information, visit http://cincinnatichildrens. org/walk., or’sBunch. Diana Dornbusch Cron is a veterinarian and co-owner of Glenway Animal Hospital, and member of the Cheviot Westwood Kiwanis Club.

Weather Bureau has history in Cincinnati The Weather Bureau had its early beginnings at the Cincinnati Observatory in 1868. That was the year that Cleveland Abbe came to Cincinnati from New York City to work for the Cincinnati Observatory. He could have stayed in New York and lived a life of ease as the son of the prosperous merchants George Waldo and Charlotte Colgate Abbe. But he had tried too hard for to long to be an astronomer and he wasn’t quitting. He studied astronomy at the University of Michigan while he was teaching engineering and liked looking into the heavens. In 1860 he tried to enlist in the Union Army when Abraham Lincoln asked for volunteers, but he was rejected because of bad eyesight. So he spent the Civil War years in Cambridge, Mass., working for the longitude department of the United States Coast Survey. Later he went to Russia to study. Then Abbe landed the position that would launch the Weather Bureau. He came to Cincinnati as director of the Cincinnati Observatory. He was a curious fellow and wondered if the weather could be predicted. Three weeks into the directorship, he approached the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce

and asked their approval to start a regional weather service. But they were skeptical, and wanted a more fully developed proposal. After Abbe’s presentation, the chamber authorized a three month trial. He began by rounding up all the telegraph operators and taught them how to measure wind, wind force, cloud types, sky color, rain amounts, temperature, and barometer readings. To be consistent between the stations, he divided the United States into four time zones. His first weather bulletin appeared in the Cincinnati Commercial on Sept. 2, 1869. By 1870 the weather predictions covered 69 cities. Back in 1870, when the three months was over, Abbe approached the Chicago Board of Trade and asked them to sponsor the experiment, but they declined. On Feb. 19, 1871, Abbe personally gave the first official weather report. He continued to forecast while training two army lieutenants and a civilian professor. In November 1969, the National Board of Trade asked congress to establish a National Bureau of Storm Signals. Congress passed the act on Feb. 2, 1870, and President Ulysses S. Grant signed it. The act authorized the Secretary of War to take observations at

military stations and to warn of storms on the Great Lakes and the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Cleveland Betty Kamuf Abbe took a Community leave of absence Press guest from the Cincincolumnist nati Observatory on Jan. 3, 1871, to work for the new agency, and stayed there until he retired in 1916. It operated under the War Department from 1870-1891 with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and field offices east of the Rockies. Little meteorological science was used to make weather forecasts during those early days. Instead, weather that occurred at one location was assumed to move into the next area downstream. In 1891 the agency moved to the Agriculture Department and changed its name to the Weather Bureau. From 1891 to 1940, the Weather Bureau was part of the Department of Agriculture. It was transferred to the Department of Commerce in 1940. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can email her at westnews@

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Members of the Price Hill Historical Society worked from 1995 to 1997 to save the Peter Neff mansion on the grounds of the Cincinnati Bible College.


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Larry Grote took along the Delhi Press when he traveled to Tucson and Phoenix, Ariz. He is pictured in front of the Fort McDowell Casino near Phoenix.




Girl Scout Troop 48565 journeyed to Savannah, Ga., and vacationed on Tybee Island. Pictured from left are Lauren Rippy, Cassie Ginter, Brianna Rhoton, Jenny Rippy, Janelle Chambers, Tybee Island Mayor and Delhi Township native Jason Buelterman, Andrea Steinmetz, Sarah Davis, Olivia Earhart, Torrey Gough, Kati Rosenbaum and Bev Gough.

Readers on vacation

Your children are back in school and your vacation is just a memory. Relive some of these memories from readers who took their Delhi Press with them and then e-mailed us a photo to On your next trip, snap a photo and e-mail it in.


Delhi Township residents Paul and Lorraine Ashworth are pictured with their daughter and son-in-law Donna and Chad Steioff, and grandsons Ben and Will in Longboat Key, Fla.


Members of Girl Scout Troop 44468, all seniors at Oak Hills High School, traveled to New York City to see “Wicked” on Broadway. Pictured from left are Hailey Detore, Katie Rankin, Angel Wells and Janelle Johnson.


Members of the band The Tillers, from left, Sean Geil, Mike Oberst, Aaron Geil, took the Delhi Press along on their recent northeast tour, which included a stop in New York City. Oberst, who lives in Sayler Park, said his mother always took the Press along on vacations when he was a kid.


Martin and Diane Allex of Delhi Township get ready to enjoy the character dinner at Chef Mickey’s while vacationing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida.


Kevin Sweeney and his mother, Stephanie Sweeney, spent two weeks in Egypt. They traveled the length of the Nile from Aswan to Cairo, and visited, among other sites, the temple of Ramses II, Karnak temple, Great Pyramid of Giza and the step pyramid at Saqqara.


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Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Exhibit showcases student work from the 2010-2011 school year. Free. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


Noises Off, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Farce by Michael Frayn follows actors rehearsing flop called “Nothing’s On.” $23, $20 students and seniors. Through Sept. 25. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Way of Forgiveness, 7-9 p.m., Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center, 5900 Delhi Road, Emmaus Room. Weekly through Dec. 15. Opportunity for small faith group experience focusing on healing personal, relational and institutional wounds through forgiveness and reconciliation. Ages 18 and up. $130. Registration required. Presented by Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. 513.-347-5449; Delhi Township. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 2


Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot. Mother Seton Knights of Columbus Produce Stand, 4-8 p.m., Seton Knights of Columbus Hall, 4109 W. Eighth St., Freshpicked produce including corn, tomatoes and Indiana sweet melons. Corn is 50 cents an ear, tomatoes $2 per pound, melons $2.75 each. Family friendly. Presented by Mother Seton Council Knights of Columbus. 470-3974. Price Hill.


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


Noises Off, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to walk. Ages 50 and up.Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Nov. 30. 521-7275; Sayler Park. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 3


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 9467755; Green Township.

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


Noises Off, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 4


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


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


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


Noises Off, 2-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road, Nonmembers welcome. Music by Nelson. $5. Presented by Delhi Seniors. Through Dec. 4. 451-3560. Delhi Township. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 6


Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


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


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


Dog’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Graeter’s, 2376 Ferguson Road, Dogs receive a free sample of Frosty Paws, a healthy frozen treat, with no added sugar, artificial flavors or colors. Pet owners can choose from more than 20 flavors of ice cream, including the seasonal summer flavors. 721-3323; Westwood. Dog’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Graeter’s, 3301 Westbourne Drive, Dogs receive a free sample of Frosty Paws, a healthy frozen treat, with no added sugar, artificial flavors or colors. Pet owners can choose from more than 20 flavors of ice cream, including the seasonal summer flavors. 721-3323; Bridgetown. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 7


Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.



Women and Weights, 5-6 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Program specifically designed for women. Maintain bone density, increase metabolism and discover health benefits of weight training. $7.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 4514905; Westwood. Power and Pump, 6-7 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Simple, yet challenging cardiovascular and strength training exercises combined for total body workout. $7.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4905; Westwood.


Spinning, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Ages 14 and up. $8.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 4514509; Westwood.



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. 675-0496. Sayler Park.

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ART EXHIBITS Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township. MUSIC - CABARET

Mickey Esposito, 7-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.


Noises Off, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

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

Delhi Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, Diverse market offering natural/organic/ chemical-free produce, meat and cottage products, all produced locally within 70 miles. Free. Presented by Delhi Farmers’ Market. 748-9905. Delhi Township.



The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., presents “Noises Off,” called the funniest farce ever written, from Sept. 1 through Sept. 25. The comic play focuses on a group of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickers are $23, $20 for students and seniors. For details call 241-6550. Pictured are Bill Hartnett at Selson Mowbray and Torie Pate as Dotty Otley.

Sell Your Stuff: Flea Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Charge for space is 10-percent donation of what is sold. Set-up time begins 8 a.m. Benefits Joy Community Church. 6624569; Monfort Heights.


Cincinnati Oldies and Doo-Wop Association, 1-5 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Presented by Cincinnati Oldies and Doo-Wop Association. 251-7977; Riverside.


Noises Off, 2-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Harvest Home Fair 5K Dog Walk, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Registration starts 8 a.m. Meet and walk with other local dog lovers. Includes Tshirt and goody. Giveaway baskets, free fair entrance, photo opportunity and many dogrelated items for sale. Benefits Fourgotten Paws Animal Rescue. $12 per dog. Registration required. Presented by Fourgotten Paws Animal Rescue. 967-0396; Cheviot. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 1 2


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Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closing reception 4-7 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


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


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


Noises Off, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


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

Year-Round Gardening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Decorate Your Doorstep for Fall: Dress up “Porch-Pots” using fall flowers and natural elements and decorations. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road, Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Bridgetown. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 3


Oak Hills Kiwanis Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Bi-monthly meeting. Serving Green Township and Oak Hills communities. Ages 21 and up. Presented by Oak Hills Kiwanis Club. 325-8038. Green Township.

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After-School Drama Program, 4:30-5:45 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Registration required by Sept. 7. Final performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. Allison Hinkel and Amanda Wolery, instructors. Ages 10-13. $100. 241-6550; West Price Hill. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 4

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

Lunch and Learn Lecture, Noon-1 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., “Arthritis: Alternative Approaches to Preventing and Relieving Joint Disease.” Presentation on what arthritis is, who is susceptible, what causes it, how to relieve it, and steps to help prevent joint disease. Free. Reservations required. 941-0378. Westwood. Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids and More, 1-2 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Presentation by Laurie DeWine, doctor of audiology. Free. Reservations required. 347-5510. Delhi Township. Knee Arthritis Seminar, 11 a.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Dr. Moran speaks on causes, symptoms and treatment options available for those living with knee arthritis. Includes light lunch, refreshments and giveaways. Free. Registration required. 888-269-7006. Delhi Township.

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Sonny Moorman Group, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., 662-1222; Cheviot.


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


Saturday Morning Children’s Series, 11 a.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., “The Frog Prince,” ArtReach Touring Productions. $5 per show or $24 for all six. Presented by Cincinnati Landmark Productions. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Noises Off, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill. FILE PHOTO

There will be parties all over the Ohio River Sunday, Sept. 4, in celebration of Labor Day and the WEBN/Cincinnati Bell Fireworks. The 17th Annual Freestore Foodbank Rubber Duck Regatta will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. More than 100,000 ducks will be dropped into the Ohio River from the Purple People Bridge during the P&G Riverfest to compete for prizes. Proceeds benefit the Freestore Foodbank. For more information, visit or call 513-929-3825. Riverfest opens at noon at Sawyer Point and runs until around 11 p.m. and offers music, food, family fun and entertainment all day. For more information, visit

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German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, Free, donations accepted. 598-5732; Green Township.


Coney Island’s Balloon Blast Off, originally scheduled for Aug. 13, has been postponed to Saturday, Sept. 3. The hot air balloon race will be added to a packed schedule of activities already planned for the day, including Cruise-APalooza and the Cincinnati Navy Week celebration. Cruise-A-Palooza will feature over 200 classic cars on display in Moonlite Mall from noon to 4:00p.m. and an awards ceremony recognizing the top 50 cars. The Cincinnati Navy Week celebration will include an interactive Navy Simulator and Suburban, a performance by the Navy band "Cruisers" and a thrilling jump by the Leap Frogs U.S. Navy Parachute Team. Balloon Blast Off, presented by P&G and Frisch’s, will feature as many as 20 hot air balloons “blasting off” in a race across Cincinnati. The family fun will continue in Moonlite Square with live music by The Cincy Brass and exhibitions by the Cincinnati Circus Company. All of the events are free for park guests. Regular rates apply for Sunlite Pool and Coney’s Classic Rides. Parking is $7. Hot air balloons inflate and take flight from Coney's softball fields For details about events at Coney Island, visit at


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Sounds weird, tastes great: Shingled Cheese

Shingled cheese

Make both parts ahead and pour vinaigrette over right before serving.


On a platter, make rows like shingles of sharp cheese and cream cheese. You can stack them up side by side or lay flat. You’ll need about a pound of each, and I sliced mine into 1⁄8” slices. Slice the cream cheese when it’s real cold, since it’s a bit harder to slice than the cheddar. And don’t worry if


It may look a little odd, but Shingled Cheese is a tasty snack with baguette or crackers. the cream cheese and cheddar are different sizes. As long as they’re about the same length, you don’t have to worry so much about the height of each. Before serving, drizzle this vinaigrette on top. Serve with baguettes or crackers.

Dad. We would mix it in a laundry tub.” Donna said when you mix the ingredients together, it will look a bit dry at first, but as it sits the juices will come out. I made a batch and it hardly made it off the counter to put in the fridge, they were that good. They remind me a little of bread and butter pickles, minus the turmeric. I named the recipe “Dad’s washtub pickles” in honor of Donna’s dad. You can double the batch (I did) or even divide the recipe in half. And they are really easy. Granddaughter Eva, 31⁄2 years old, was right there helping me. She was in charge of stirring. These are delicious with deli meat sandwiches.


Mix together: 1 ⁄2 cup olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup white wine vinegar Palmful of fresh parsley, chopped Palmful of fresh basil, chopped or 1 generous teaspoon dried Salt and pepper 3 garlic cloves, minced, about a tablespoon Minced green onion or onion chives, 2-3 tablespoons or to taste Chopped pimiento or chopped roasted or fresh red bell pepper (optional but good and adds color - use several tablespoons)


Mix together: 3 quarts thinly sliced cucumbers

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

2 cups thinly sliced green peppers 2 cups thinly sliced onions 2 cups chopped or thinly sliced carrots 1 jar pimentos, drained (opt) Brine: Mix together: 2 tablespoons celery seed 3 cups sugar 1 ⁄3 cup salt 2 cups white vinegar Pour brine over veggies. Let sit several hours on counter, stirring every once in a while. Store in fridge.

Drying basil: This is a delicate herb and will retain a light green color if you strip the leaves from the stem and gently chop the leaves up. Lay on a screen or towel to dry on the kitchen counter, etc. You’ll know they’re dry when they crumble between your palms. This will take a few

The College of Mount St. Joseph has opened registration for classes in the LifeLearn Program. Sponsored by the Mount in conjunction with Bayley Place, LifeLearn is a program designed for individuals over 50 to provide lifelong learning enrichment experience and to develop opportunities for sharing knowledge and skills with others. Classes are offered in a variety of subjects such as art, computer sciences, history, language, religion and spirituality, as well as wellness and nutrition. Some classes offered this semester include “The Wonders of Food,” “Digital Camera for Beginners,” “The American Revolution: Stories, Lore, and More,” and “Architecture of Cincinnati.” Classes begin Sept. 19. Registration for the fall term is accepted by mail only. The cost is $50 per person, with an additional fee for certain courses. For more information about LifeLearn or to receive a brochure and registration form, contact the LifeLearn Office at the Mount at 513-244-4525.

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.

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I just made the best appetizer ever. And it’s got a weird n a m e : Shingled Cheese. It was one of t h o s e recipes that I had Rita in my file Heikenfeld for a while and just Rita’s kitchen didn’t get around to making it. Until, that is, my friend Charlene Castle, a Batavia reader, asked me to make the appetizer for a class I held at her home. “I had it at a friend’s house and it was so good”, she said. Charlene was more than right. It’s downright addictive. I made it on Fox 19 this week for my morning show appearance. Sheila Gray and Rob Williams, along with the whole staff, came back for seconds, and thirds. This is the perfect appetizer for that Labor Day picnic, since it can be made ahead and it’s easy to tote. In fact, the vinaigrette makes a nice dressing for fresh tomatoes, as well. You can see the video of me making this on my blog, Cooking with Rita, at


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Ten-day refund policies are part of state law How long should you have to wait to get your money back after cancelling a gym membership? A Bridgetown woman said she waited months trying to get her money and doesn’t feel that’s right. In fact, she is correct. Shawna Miller and a friend responded to a half price ad for Victory Lady Fitness center. The ad said they could have half-price membership for three months. “We got our three-month memberships, but when we went in they offered us three years for $293 plus

$5 monthly for maintenance fees,” Miller said. Miller said she and her friend ended up signing up for the three-year memberships even though they had already paid for the three months membership. Miller said that membership was forgotten during the highpressure sales pitch. “It just kind of went away and we realized that later. So my girlfriend and I said, ‘Let’s cancel what we signed up for. Let’s cancel it, do the three months, and see if we like it,’” Miller said. The very next day they went back to the gym and

signed the cancellation forms at the bottom of their contracts. The gym manager also Howard Ain signed the Hey Howard! c a n c e l l a tion forms but told them they wouldn’t get their money back right away. Miller said she was told, “I’m just letting you know it’ll probably be about six to eight weeks.” The contract itself said

cancellation. Then they found I was a cancellation and they would rush me a check. Well, I’m still waiting for that rush.” I went to the Victory Lady Fitness Center and was told company policy requires its contract department to first confirm the cancellation request with the member. But Miller said she had been calling for her refund for weeks. The manager checked the records while I was there and confirmed she still hadn’t received her refund – and promised she would get her money. But the law, in

both Ohio and Kentucky, requires such refunds to be mailed within 10 days of the cancellation. There’s no mention in the law of a company first having to confirm the cancellation request. After my trip to the gym both Miller and her friend did get their money back – and Miller filed a complaint about the gym’s policy with the Ohio Attorney General. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Miller is supposed to get her money back within 20 days so she said she was confused. “I thought, just like everywhere else, when you go in they just do a refund. I didn’t know I was going to have to go to this person and that person and be bounced back to this person and this person,” she said. After waiting more than two months Miller contacted me because both she and her girlfriend hadn’t received their money back. She said, “One time when I called they told me they didn’t have me as a

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Western Hills native David Catanzaro, Pharm.D. is a global scientific manager at The Procter & Gamble Company. Prior to this, Catanzaro worked in post-marketing and clinical drug safety for Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. Anderson Township resident and Delhi Township native Susan Mashni, Pharm D, BCPS, is a drug policy development specialist at Catholic Health Partners. Previously, she served as clinical coordinator at the Department of Pharmacy Services at Mercy Hospital Anderson. Mashni also has experience as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati, Midwestern College of Pharmacy, University of Chicago, University of South Carolina and University of Appalachia. Price Hill resident Chole

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City Woman’s Club adopts Marine unit Continuing their tradition of volunteerism and philanthropy which dates back to 1897, The Cincinnati Woman’s Club recently sponsored a Project Care Package event. The Cincinnati Woman’s Club has “adopted” a unit of Marines serving in Afghanistan under the leadership of Col. Ken Desimone, who is the nephew of Cincinnati Woman’s Club member Carolyn Rand. This group of soldiers is serving in a remote area and The Cincinnati Woman’s Club is deeply proud to provide care packages to their “adopted” Marines. Volunteers gathered to pack small gifts like tuna packets, protein powder, beef jerky, mouthwash, peanut butter, bug spray, batteries, clean shop rags, and other food and personal care items. After the boxes were

A wide variety of trees and shrubs are available just in time for fall planting season during the 2011 Native Tree Sale by the Hamilton County Park District. The order deadline is Friday, Sept. 16, and the plant pick up dates are Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25. The trees and shrubs sold are locally grown from regionally collected seed. Planting trees and shrubs in the fall allows time for them to establish a healthy root system before the winter

grandma who is not only a role model in my life but is also my best friend. She has been through a lot this past year and she has stayed strong and is truly my hero. She supports me with everything I do and I love her very much. The two other people I would especially like to thank are my directors from Our Lady of Victory, John and Kristie Beasley-Jung. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be where I am today as a person.” James said his time with “Xanadu Jr.” was a once-ina-life-time opportunity.

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With joyful hearts, Mr. and Mrs. Gary and Cathi Warzala of San Francisco, California (formerly of Loveland, Ohio) are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Kristie Lynn Warzala, to Jonathan William Pritchard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley and Debbie Pritchard, also of Loveland, Ohio.

Kristie is a graduate of Mount Notre Dame High School and Miami University of Ohio. Jonathan is a graduate of Loveland High School and is also a graduate of Miami University. Kristie and Jonathan first met at Loveland’s Lloyd Mann Elementary School and were reunited as freshmen on Miami University’s Waterski Team. Both are graduates of the Richard T. Farmer School of Business.

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favorite ongoing activity for The Cincinnati Woman’s Club volunteers, and this particular “adopted” Marine unit holds a special place in their hearts. More than 500 care packages have been contributed since 2007.


joy to the stage in everything he does.” “Keegan is the type of kid who reaches out to other kids, making sure they are all right and feel welcome,” McDonald said. “He’s the type of young person that makes you realize the next generation is full of wonderful potential.” Quitter said his experience was “unbelievable.” “I learned a lot about myself as an actor, a singer, and as a person,’ he said. “The things we learned at iTheatrics did not only apply to us as actors and actresses but they also apply to real life. It really helped us all discover who we are as teenagers and what we are capable of doing with our lives. “I would like to thank my mom and dad, my sisters, my grandparents, and my friends and family for supporting me with my dream to become an actor and for showing me support every step of the way. I would also like to thank my

season. While great efforts are made to ensure good health for the plants, the park district cannot guarantee the survival of the plants once they are sold. Supplies are limited and tree availability is subject to change. Trees and shrubs are $25 each. Pick up locations are on Sept. 24 and 25 at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve at 3455 Poole Road, Colerain Township, and Sept. 25 Sharon Woods at 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, and Woodland Mound at 8250 Old Kellogg

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Two West Siders in ‘Xanadu Jr.’ Gerald James (Jay) Quitter, 15, a sophomore at Elder High School, and Keegan James, 15, a freshman at Oak Hills High School, were two of 42 students from across the nation who recently returned from New York City having performed in the first workshop performance of the musical “Xanadu Jr.” Quitter played the role of Hermes in the show. James was in the chorus. Quitter was invited to be part of the cast since he was selected as a Junior Theater Festival All-Star at the 2011 Junior Theater Festival, which he attended with Our Lady of Victory School, while James attended the festival with Blake Cooper Productions in Atlanta, Ga., and was also an All-Star. ”Jay is a great person,” said musical theater author and iTheatrics founding chairman Timothy Allen McDonald. “He has wonderful performing skills with instinctual and impeccable comedic timing. He brings

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Capt. Tommy Aretz (son of Cincinnati Woman’s Club member Terry Aretz of Delhi Township) and Capt. Choi Messer, both of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, share with The Cincinnati Woman’s Club members how important the care packages are to our service men and women overseas. filled, volunteers wrote letters to the soldiers thanking them for their service and then mailed the boxes. Thirty-two volunteers packed 65 boxes for our service men and women. Project Care Package is a

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or email volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit

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CE-0000475085 email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-andolder to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photograph plants, and help with computer work. Please call 513853-4941 or email Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries,




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Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or email

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gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking volunteers to assist with our patients and their families. We will train interested persons who are needed to sitting at the bedside and providing vigils for persons without families available. We could also use some extra people to work in our office. Call Jacqueline at 513 831-5800. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or email Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or email No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 513-542-9454, visit or email

Jack Brandhorst

Jack H. “Hap” Brandhorst, 80, Delhi Township, died Aug. 18. He was a pressman with the Cincinnati Enquirer. Survived by wife Mary Ann Brandhorst; children Kathy, David (Amy), Greg (Jane) Brandhorst; Brandhorst grandsons Ross, Adam, Nick, Andrew, Jeff; many nieces and nephews. Services were Aug. 26 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or Shriners Hospital.

Rebecca Dirr

Rebecca Lynn Dirr, 35, died July 7. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Joseph Dirr; siblings Greg Handley, Valeena, Erica Dickerson, Bobby (Deb) Jaxtheimer; parents-in-law Allan, JoAnn Dirr; two nephews. Preceded in death by parents Marlene Jaxtheimer, Glendon Handley. A memorial Mass is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Holy Family Church.


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Arthur Haas

Arthur Haas, 83, Delhi Township, died Aug. 24. Survived by wife Rosemary Doyle Haas; children Karen (Jim) Kramer, Diane (Gary) Hess; grandchildren; Kristin, Chris, Olivia, Kayla; siblings Claire Brock, Joann Simon, Joseph Haas. Preceded in death by sister LaVerne Schott. Services were Aug. 27 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Alice Huber

John Ficker

John Charles Ficker, 75, Delhi Township, died Aug. 19. He was a service administrator for Cincinnati Gas & Electric. He was a member of the National Guard. Survived by wife Mary Jeanene Ficker; sons David (Angela), Douglas (Maria), Daniel (Heidi) Ficker; grandchildren Lauren, Anna, Kerstin, Natalie, Alex, Max, Adam, Nathan; nephew Jay (the late Mary) Almon, niece Jeanene (Tim) Reed; greatniece and nephews Doug (Jen), Todd Reed, Brittany, Jordon Almon. Preceded in death by siblings Mary, John Almon. Services were Aug. 24 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to:

Alice Lang Huber, 90, died Aug. 26. Survived by son Jack (Nancy) Huber; grandchildren Lisa (Mike) Trischler, Jennifer (George) Huber Somers, John (Lisa) Huber; great-grandchildren Lindsey, George, Kaylee, Emily, Natalie, Olivia. Preceded in death by husband John Huber. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer

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Darlene Wides, 33, 4389 Glenhaven Road, driving under suspension at 500 block of Pedretti Avenue, Aug. 15. Christopher Cox, 18, 525 Rosemont Ave., possession of criminal tools, theft, carrying concealed weapon at 4400 block of Fehr Road, Aug. 15. David Hard, 18, 525 Rosemont Ave., complicity to theft, carrying concealed weapon at 4400 block of Fehr Road, Aug. 15. Scott Enderle, 19, 4256 Boyle Court, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 4256 Boyne Court, Aug. 14. Jeffrey Courtney, 39, 1480 St. Clair Ave., attempted theft, possession of criminal tools at 5200 block of Delhi Road, Aug. 12. Joseph Klein, 27, theft, criminal trespassing at 7000 block of Hillside Avenue, Aug. 12. Jessica Bosch, 26, 7057 Bridgetown Road, theft, criminal trespassing at 7000 block of Hillside Avenue, Aug. 12. Tango Price, 40, 541 Pedretti Ave., misuse of credit card at Neeb Road, Aug. 12. John Ungerbuhler, 33, 503 W. Mcmicken Ave., drug possession at 5100 block of Foley Road, Aug. 8. Scott Enderle, 29, 4256 Boyne Court, open container at 4200 block of Delhi Road, Aug. 18. Cory Beerman, 19, 5104 Chantilly Drive, drug possession at 5000 block of Rapid Run Road, Aug. 18. Joshua Nixon, 20, 3616 Allview Circle, disorderly conduct at 5500 block of Rapid Run Road, Aug. 21. Richard Nixon, 23, 308 Bob Drive, disorderly conduct at 5500 block of Rapid Run Road, Aug. 21. David Newland, 27, 4207 Copperfield Lane, driving under suspension at Delhi Road, Aug. 21. Two juveniles, drug possession at 5000 block of Rapid Run Road, Aug. 17. Jared Schuster, 27, 4596 Ebenezer Road, burglary, protection order violation at 500 block of Rosemont Avenue, Aug. 17. Michelle Walters, 27, 1738 Minion Drive, receiving stolen property at 300 block of Don Lane, Aug. 18. Jennifer Berlund, 36, 844 Suncreek Court, drug possession at 840 block of Suncreek Court, Aug. 19. John Luallen, 25, 4613 Belleview Ave., menacing at 900 block of Neeb Road, Dec. 20. Mike Luallen, 30, 4422 Allenhan St., obstructing official business at 5100 block of Wilnet Drive, Aug. 21.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering

Woman reported bike stolen at 4939 Delhi Road, Aug. 8.


Woman reported jewelry stolen at

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. 6162 Cleves Warsaw Road, Aug. 4. Man reported jewelry stolen at 576 Jonas Drive, Aug. 9. Man reported break-in at 464 Wilke Drive, Aug. 20.

Criminal damaging

Woman reported vehicle damaged at 1055 Bandana Drive, Aug. 15. Woman reported vehicle damaged at 545 Rentz Place, Aug. 13.








California man reported money stolen at 5400 block of Foley Road, Aug. 13. Man reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 974 Arbor Run Drive, Aug. 15. Man reported wallet stolen at 532 Palmerston Lane, Aug. 14. Woman reported money stolen at 829 Serben Drive, Aug. 14. Man reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 5483 Rapid Run Road, Aug. 13. Woman reported cell phone stolen at 416 Greenwell Ave., Aug. 11. Man reported bike stolen at 4461 Glenhaven Road, Aug. 11. 4248 River Road woman reported purse stolen at 5000 block of Delhi Road, Aug. 9. Woman reported vehicle stolen at 267 Glenfield Court, Aug. 10. Man reported stereo equipment stolen at 4372 Valence Drive, Aug. 10. Man reported iPod stolen at 578 S. Delridge Lane, Aug. 10. Man reported GPS units stolen from vehicles at 5470 Lariat Drive, Aug. 17. Woman reported vehicle stolen at 5564 Hillside Ave., Aug. 17. McCabe’s reported $1,530 in merchandise stolen at 5267 Delhi Road, Aug. 17. Woman reported purse stolen from vehicle at 5417 Whitmore Drive, Aug. 19. Woman reported stroller stolen at 534 Greenwell Ave., Aug. 18. Man reported bike stolen at 5000 block of Foley Road, Aug. 19. Man reported lawn mower, tools stolen at 5492 Courier Court, Aug. 19.


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Grant. Preceded in death by grandson Stephen, brother Don Jacobsen Services were Aug. 25 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Ramona Hutson

Betty Kinman

Ramona Wingle Hutson, 83, died Aug. 22. Survived by family and friends. Preceded in death by parents Victor, Ada Wingle. Services were Aug. 26 at Dayton National Cemetery. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Shirley Meurer

Elizabeth “Betty” Helmig Kinman, 91, Delhi Township, died Aug. 16. She worked in sales at Shillito’s. Survived by children Joan (George) Reinhardt, Alice (Rick) Haag, Jim (Joyce), Samuel Jr. (Jean) Kinman; 10 grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildrenl; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Samuel Kinman. Services were Aug. 20 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Senior Independence Hospice, 9600 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45251.

Shirley Anderson Meurer, 84, Delhi Township, died Aug. 23. Survived by children Kathleen (Bruce) Barlag, Mary (Sam) Langford, Amy (Mike) Hulver, Colleen Mallari, Gregory (Gail), Joseph Jr. (Darlene) Meurer; Meurer son-in-law Tom Caudill; 18 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Joseph Meurer, daughter Ann Caudill. Services were Aug. 26 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Ann Meurer Caudill Scholarship Fund, Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Jame Tebelman Lipez, 64, Delhi Township, died Aug. 17. She was a long distance operator for AT&T. Survived by sons Steven (Jennifer), Scott Lipez; grandchildren Louis, Laila Lipez; sister Carol (Jerry) Lipez Marker. Services were Aug. 22 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Multiple Sclerosis Society, 4440 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 120, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Robert Jacobsen

Daniel Pack

Robert E. Jacobsen, 79, Delhi Township, died Aug. 19. He was a civil engineer. Survived by wife Barbara Jacobsen; children Mona, Robert II, Carl Jacobsen, Estelle (Mike) Vonderahe, Diane (Jay) Witt, Floria Mason; grandchildren Crysta Preuss, Josh, Cassie, Shaquille Jacobsen, Jessica, Alyssa Witt, Evan, Maggie Vonderahe; great-grandchildren Aaliyah, Ayden; siblings Bill (Phillis) Jacobsen, Barb (Bud) Stephanich, Phillis

Jane Lipez

Daniel J. Pack, 68, died Aug. 22. Survived by wife Betty Osborn Pack; children Thomas (Christine), Katherine Pack, Andrea (Gary) Weller, Angela (Paul) Weisman; eight grandchildren. Preceded in death by sister Gloria Saville. Arrangements by Rebol, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Betty Patterson

Betty Jane Bodemer Patterson, 89, died Aug. 17. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Betty Jo “BJ” (Jim) Manz, Joe P. Patterson; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by husband Joseph A. Patterson. Services were Aug. 21 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Urogenitals Center, Department of Urology, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039.

Linda Reuss

Linda Carney Reuss, 65, Delhi Township, died Aug. 22. She was a founding member of Delhi Fire Department Volunteer Ladies Auxiliary. Survived by husband Richard Reuss; son Michael Reuss; sister Eileen (the late Jerry) Siegel; a

nephew, several nieces and many great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in detah by sister Anita (Peggy Prah) Carney. Services were Aug. 27 at St. Simon the Apostle. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Sylvia Rosing

Sylvia Ober Rosing, 83, died Aug. 21. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Sandy, Michael, Dennis, Doug Rosing; grandsons Randall, James Rosing; sisters Virginia Ober, Carlann Sunderhaus; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Ronald Rosing, brother Eugene Ober. Services were Aug. 24 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

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Man reported MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 4661 Mayhew Ave., Aug. 20. Man reported GPS, cigarettes stolen from vehicle at 446 Wilke Drive, Aug. 21. Meiner’s Meats reported air conditioners stolen at 6117 Cleves Warsaw Road, Aug. 15. 295 Brookforest Drive woman reported jewelry stolen at 5000 block of Chantilly Drive, Aug. 16. Man reported GPS, tools, stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 5152 Dundas Drive, Aug. 16.


CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Jerrell Cohen, born 1987, possession of drugs, 1019 Wells St., Aug. 11. Stephen Maull, born 1972, possession of drugs, 4400 Guerley Road, Aug. 12. Michael J. Shelton, born 1962, assault, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Aug. 13. Antonio Spikes, born 1989, criminal trespassing, 2812 Price Ave., Aug. 15. Demontae Spikes, born 1989, criminal trespassing, 2812 Price Ave., Aug. 15. Brian Matthew Baker, born 1991, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Aug. 15. Cortez Gibson, born 1991, gambling, 959 Hawthorne Ave., Aug. 15. Gregory Gardner, born 1992, criminal trespassing, 2812 Price Ave., Aug. 15. Jashawn Johnson, born 1993, felonious assault, 1034 Parkson Place, Aug. 15. Jeremiah Smith, born 1991, city or local ordinance violation, 3100 Warsaw Ave., Aug. 15. Lowell J. Griffith, born 1967, assault, 904 Woodlawn Ave., Aug. 15. Alonzo Stallworth, born 1986, domestic violence, 4201 W. Eighth St., Aug. 15. Antwon Wilson, born 1983, trafficking, 4020 W. Liberty St., Aug. 15. Brandon Bell, born 1991, possession of an open flask, 4207 Glenway Ave., Aug. 15. Bridgette Starks, born 1988, domestic violence, 4201 W. Eighth St., Aug. 15. Chavez Ronnebaum, born 1992, misdemeanor drug possession, 4207 Glenway Ave., Aug. 15. Jasmine Zurborg, born 1988, assault, 4201 W. Eighth St., Aug. 15. Johnny M. Platt, born 1964, violation of a temporary protection order, 4701 Prosperity Place, Aug. 15. Jeffrey Payne, born 1992, interfering or impeding solicitation, 3441 Warsaw Ave., Aug. 16. Kenneth E. Davis, born 1964, possession of a dangerous drug, 3021 Warsaw Ave., Aug. 16. Michael Todd Lemons, born 1964, disorderly conduct, failure to confine dog, 814 Purcell Ave., Aug. 16.

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Delhi-Price Hill Press

August 31, 2011


Delhi-Price Hill Press


August 31, 2011


LEGAL NOTICE NUISANCE VIOLATION 984 NEEB ROAD Notice is hereby given to Marty and Cynthia Arnold that property you own in Delhi Township contains excessive vegetation. The Delhi Township Board of Trustees has determined, at Resolution #2011-078, that the condition of the property constitutes a nuisance and is detrimental to the health, safety and general welfare of all persons who live, work or own property within Delhi Township. This notice shall serve as a formal order for you to address the nuisance violations at your property located at 984 Neeb Road (also known as Parcel 540-0061-0008 of the Hamilton County Auditor’s Tax Plats), Delhi Township, Hamilton County, State of Ohio as described below: •Cut all excessive vegetation, remove clippings there from, and maintain such at a height not to exceed 12" (All yards and planting beds). If such excessive vegetation is not cut and removed or provision for such cutting and removal is not made within seven (7) days of publishing/posting of this notice, or a hearing before the Board of Trustees is not requested as specified below, the Board will provide for the cutting and removal, and any expenses incurred by the Board in performing such tasks will be entered upon the tax duplicate and will be a lien upon the properties from the date of entry. You have the right to request a hearing before the Board of Trustees within seven (7) days of publishing/posting of this notice. If requested, the hearing will be held at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board. The Boards’ meetings are held on the second and last Wednesdays of each month commencing at 6:00 p.m. at 934 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233. At the hearing, you may appear in person or by counsel, may present evidence and examine witnesses. If a hearing is timely requested, action to abate the nuisance conditions will be stayed pending the hearing and further decision of the Board. Your request for a hearing before the Board may be submitted in writing to: Thomas R. Stahlheber, Zoning Inspector, Delhi Township Department of Development Services, 697 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233. Any questions concerning this order should be directed to Mr. Stahlheber at the above described address or at 513-9222705. Tony Roach Zoning Inspector 1001661234

4972 Alvernovalley Court: Re Recycle It LLC to Sellmeyer, Brandon M. and Kimberly A.; $164,000. 4292 Glenhaven Road: Wanamaker, Christopher M. to Chase, Amy; $122,000. 822 Hiddenlake Lane: Haynes, John and Heather to Amwake, Richard V. and Theresa L.; $163,900. 5110 Orangelawn Drive: Muench, John T. to Totten, Christopher M. and Sarah A. Mussman; $76,000. 410 Pedretti Ave.: Chulu, Justin and Margaret to Fannie Mae; $58,000. 578 Rentz Place: Jones, Tina L. and Stephen P. to Tucker, Farrel L. and Laverne; $42,900. 442 Samoht Ridge Road: Eilers, Bonnie Lee to Third Federal Savings and Loan Association; $40,000. 990 Tahoe Terrace: Schrimpf, Janice R. to Bollin, Andrew J.; $177,500. 4421 Valence Drive: Lucken, Douglas M. to Digirolamo, Linda; $70,000.


1724 Atson Lane: Stewart, Leon and Kenyatta to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $42,622. 1401 Beech Ave.: JTC Homes LLC to Mara Properties LLC; $290,518. 3009 Eighth St.: Jordan, Harry J. and Claudette H. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $14,000. 528 Elberon Ave.: Infinity Ventures LLC to MCP Real Estate Ltd.; $35,000.

810 Matson Place: Fulton, Maurice and Muriel to Hilton, Jason; $19,500. 1015 McPherson Ave.: Parrish, Marcus to Do Son, Kim; $12,000. 1005 Ross Ave.: CXA Corp. to High Quality Homes LLC; $130,000. 3750 Warsaw Ave.: CXA Corp. to High Quality Homes LLC; $130,000.


6917 Sayler Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Burlage, Herbert and Susan; $25,000.


1698 Ashbrook Drive: Hoffman, Lawrence J. Jr. and Karen to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $28,000. 4280 Delridge Drive: Waller, Steven A. to Willie Properties LLC; $45,000. 4067 Eighth St.: Long Shot 2008 LLC to Price Hill Will; $35,000. 4519 Eighth St.: Lauck, Deborah Price to Steely, Carl H.; $42,000. 5024 Sidney Road: Wrassmann, Roberta Jane Tr. to Chase, Ryan E.; $53,500. 4030 Akochia Ave.: U.S. Bank NA to Taylor, Jack E.; $21,251. 808 Greenwich Ave.: Peterschmidt, Gregory A. to Colonial Savings FA; $60,000. 658 Pedretti Ave.: Bank of New York Mellon to Naasz, Arik L.; $17,001. 1516 Sidona Lane: Foster, Daniel M. to Huddleston, Matthew; $72,500.

GUMP-HOLT Funeral Home Today we all can see and hear instant news through our different media sources... One minute we hear and see what is happening in our community and seconds later we see what is happening halfway around the world... Some bad news; some good news... There are those who say the world is worse than ever. Actually, what is meant is SOME of the people treat other people worse than ever. However, if we look around us, we can see goodness also... Sadly, it seems, we hear more of the bad things than of the good things. Screaming headlines of crime, disaster, destruction and tragedy seem to steal the front pages. Kind deeds and friendly thoughts receive less publicity because they lack the punch of impact. Couldn’t it be said that we forget kindness far more easily than we forget injuries? Too many times we unconsciously regard a kindness as something that is our due, while we regard an injury as utterly undeserved, even when it is not. We all need love and acceptance. Too often we forget... A smile or a word of support and encouragement costs nothing. But it can enrich the life of a person you least suspect needs it... Marilyn Holt

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840 Suire Ave.: Shepherd, Cindy to Aurora Loan Services LLC; $56,002. 4073 Eighth St.: Price Hill Will Inc. to Morris, Ellem M. and Jonathan D. Waller; $99,500. 1223 First Ave.: Waldron, Joseph M. Jr. to Taylor, Jack E.; $15,000. 1247 First Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Harbour Portfolio VI LP; $4,798. 1003 Fisk Ave.: Brady, Holly A. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $34,900. 1027 Fisk Ave.: Duffy, Marilyn J. to Brown, Overton M.; $53,000. 4024 Heyward St.: Federal National Mortgage Association to EDC Properties LLC; $20,500. 5124 Juniper Ave.: Grothaus, Marlene H. to Grothaus, Kevin T.; $82,500. 4950 Shirley Place: Fannie Mae to Sibrel, Robert and Joyce May; $33,500. 919 Suire Ave.: Richardson, Daniel John to Federal National Mortgage Association; $94,001. 1987 Wildoak Court: Hendriex, Crystal to HSBC Bank USA; $140,000. 4279 Delridge Drive: Two H. Properties LLC to Wynn, Monroe and Donna J.; $94,000. 4460 Eighth St.: Fitzpatrick, Robert J. and Kelly M. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $54,000. 923 Harris Ave.: Gibson, Luther to Price Hill Will Inc.; $22,000. 2488 Oaktree Place: Barnett, Sean J. and Kelly M. to Rice, Deshawn E.; $179,900. 4018 Palos St.: Fannie Mae to Harbour Portfolio VII LP; $18. 808 Pedretti Ave.: Citimortgage Inc. to Cincinnati Traditional Properties LLC; $17,000. 1003 Beech Ave.: Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas Tr. to Residential Funding Co. LLC; $5,324. 1003 Beech Ave.: Residential Funding Co. LLC to Thor Real Estate LLC; $4,896. 1154 Cherevilla Lane: Mardi, S. Nicholas R. to Kuzan-Connell,


The Delhi Township Board of Trustees has determined, at Resolution #2011-120,that the condition of the property constitutes a nuisance and is detrimental to the health, safety and general welfare of all persons who live, work or own property within Delhi Township. This notice shall serve as a formal order for you to address the nuisance violations at your property located at 344 Greenwell Avenue (also known as Parcel 540-00410200 of the Hamilton County Auditor’s Tax Plats), Delhi Township, Hamilton County, State of Ohio as described below: •Remove all debris (Trash and debris in front and rear yard). If such accumulated debris is not removed or provision for such removal is not made within seven (7) days of publishing/posting of this notice, or a hearing before the Board of Trustees is not requested as specified below, the Board will provide for the removal, and any expenses incurred by the Board in performing such tasks will be entered upon the tax duplicate and will be a lien upon the properties from the date of entry. You have the right to request a hearing before the Board of Trustees within seven (7) days of publishing/posting of this notice. If requested, the hearing will be held at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board. The Boards’ meetings are held on the second and last Wednesdays of each month commencing at 6:00 p.m. at 934 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233. At the hearing, you may appear in person or by counsel, may present evidence and examine witnesses. If a hearing is timely requested, action to abate the nuisance conditions will be stayed pending the hearing and further decision of the Board. Your request for a hearing before the Board may be submitted in writing to: Thomas R. Stahlheber, Zoning Inspector, Delhi Township Department of Development Services, 697 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233. Any questions concerning this order should be directed to Mr. Stahlheber at the above described address or at 513-9222705. Tony Roach Zoning Inspector 1001661130

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From B7


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


LEGAL NOTICE NUISANCE VIOLATION 344 GREENWELL AVENUE Notice is hereby given to Joseph Schulte that property you own in Delhi Township contains accumulated debris.

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under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Aug. 17. Shawn Deaton, born 1973, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Aug. 17. Daniel Kelley, born 1987, domestic violence, 4658 Rapid Run Pike, Aug. 17. Jonathan Wilks, born 1963, assault, 4822 Glenway Ave., Aug. 17. Randy Hall, born 1988, obstructing official business, robbery, 750 Grand Ave., Aug. 18. Danny Glen Smith, born 1959, disorderly conduct, 4441 Glenway Ave., Aug. 18. Jonathan Wilks, born 1963, criminal trespassing, 4822 Glenway Ave., Aug. 18. Mark Coleman, born 1991, assault, 1916 Westmont Lane, Aug. 18. Ashley E. Holt, born 1983, criminal trespassing, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Aug. 19. Carlos Dean, born 1977, domestic violence, 1015 Fairbanks Ave., Aug. 19. Joseph Fanning, born 1990, disorderly conduct, 1655 Atson Lane, Aug. 19. Lance Spencer, born 1989, aggravated menacing, domestic violence, 4037 St. Lawrence Ave., Aug. 19. Christopher Seymour, born 1985, domestic violence, 707 Elberon Ave., Aug. 20. Terry Crossty, born 1988, assault, grand theft auto, 3615 Glenway Ave., Aug. 20. Blaine A. Long, born 1966, theft under $300, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Aug. 21. Clayton Collins, born 1983, domestic violence, 733 Grand Ave., Aug. 21. Faustino Roque-Reyneros, born 1979, criminal trespassing, 3623 Glenway Ave., Aug. 21. John R. West, born 1989, theft under $300, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Aug. 21. Olasis Watkins, born 1976, aggravated menacing, discharging firearms, 1269 Quebec Road, Aug. 21. Sandra Fritsch, born 1951, assault, domestic violence, 6894 Home City Ave., Aug. 21. Vincent Nunley, born 1980, domestic violence, 3951 W. Eighth St., Aug. 21.

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