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From left, Western Hills resident Dave Gorrasi, Green Township resident Frank Serranio and White Oak resident Albert Toepfert try to win a little money from one another during a game of poker at the Dunham Senior Center in Price Hill. The trio is among a group of six friends who meet for a weekly poker game at the center.

Elder prepares for largest fundraiser of ’09-10 school year

Native spruces up Price Hill By Kurt Backscheider

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Emily Horning said she has strong roots in Price Hill and she’s looking forward to helping make the neighborhood one of the most beautiful communities in the city. Horning, 27, who grew up in Price Hill and is now raising her two younger sisters here, is the most recent addition to the staff at Price Hill Will. She is an AmeriCorps member and comes to Price Hill Will through the Local Initiative Support Corp. “My official position at Price Hill Will is a community organizer, specifically to deal with litter reduction and awareness, as well as beautification efforts,” she said. “I’m working to strengthen our Beautification Community Action Team as well as the Eco-Neighborhood Community Action Team, and broadening the idea of what is beautiful and ecologically friendly.” Horning, who went to grade school at St. Lawrence and graduated from Seton High School in 2000, said she is working with groups such as Imago and the neighborhood merchant associations to address litter issues along the business corridors. She said she wants to strengthen the communication between the community councils and provide them with support from the residents, fresh ideas and creative approaches to keep Price Hill clean. She describes herself as a creator of visual objects who earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts


Price Hill native Emily Horning is the newest member of the staff at Price Hill Will. An AmeriCorps member, Horning will be working with Price Hill Will’s community action teams on beautification and ecology efforts in the neighborhood. from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and said she has a vision for the neighborhood. She said she does not want to see weeds growing from the sidewalk cracks in the business district or trash sitting along the curbs. “I’m the quintessential optimist,” Horning said. “We have been deemed the greenest neighborhood in Cincinnati, and part of my job is to make that believable to people in other communities.” She said Price Hill has some of the best parks and green spaces in the city, as well as the highest number of residents who recycle. She said she is focusing on action, and she is recruiting volunteers who want to help keep the momentum going and come up with new ideas for continuing to move the neighborhood forward in terms of beauty and ecology. Horning said it’s great to have the opportunity to concentrate all her energy in the neighborhood she’s called home since she was born. “I think I really have a sense of what the community needs,” she said. “I’ve heard it all before.”

Elder High School alumni, parents and friends are invited to once again join the faculty for an evening of auctions benefiting the school. Elderama 2009 is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in Elder’s Memorial Fieldhouse. This year marks the fundraiser’s 24th annual year. “Elderama is the largest fundraiser for the school,” said Mary Beth Meyer, auction coordinator for the event. “It benefits all the young men at Elder High School.” Money from the fundraiser helps support the school’s financial aid program as well as scholarships for students in the honors program, Meyer said. She said months of hard work from volunteers serving on a number of different committees goes into planning Elderama, which features a gourmet dinner followed by an oral auction, silent auction, grand raffle, jewelry raffle and split-the-pot drawing. This year’s theme centers around a vintage evening, and the fieldhouse will be transformed with decorations to resemble a Napa Valley vineyard, she said. Each year the event is hosted by a group of co-chairs, and this year the couples serving as cochairs are Donna and Chris Miliano; Connie and Steve Newman; and Teri and Andy Vogelsang. Gift gathering parties have taken place throughout the sum-



Money from the fundraiser helps support the school’s financial aid program as well as scholarships for students in the honors program mer, and Meyer said a few items up for auction include football tickets and a free flight to South Bend, Ind., to watch Notre Dame host Boston College, free pizza for one year at LaRosa’s, one free week at a cabin at Red River Gorge, dinner with Elder principal Tom Otten, free lunch at Elder for one semester and a Dell notebook computer. Meyer said the auction also includes a segment when guests may donate to Elder’s Family Crisis Fund, a program covering tuition costs for families who have experienced traumatic events in their lives such as a death or serious illness. She said those who donated last year contributed more than $20,000 to the Family Crisis Fund. Overall last year, she said Elderama raised more than $130,000 for the school. She said she’s hoping this year’s fundraiser is equally successful. For more information about the event, call the Elderama office at 921-3744, extension 3416. Tickets are $160 each and include hors d’oeuvres, dinner and drinks. “It’s just a way for friends of Elder to get together for a great evening of fun, friendship and fundraising,” Meyer said. THE WORLD-FAMOUS BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES ARE COMING TO THE AURORA FARMERS FAIR

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Divers plunge into Clearview Lake By Heidi Fallon

Rain dampened the attendance but not the dive members of the Hamilton County Police Association Underwater Search and Recovery made into Clearview Lake. Joe Willig, assistant commander of the group,

said the team was using the lake for its monthly drill. Willig is a Delhi Township resident and police officer with Harrison. “We will be using sonar to check the lake before the divers go in,” he said. “Then, we look for whatever may have been tossed in the lake over the years.”

Urban legends, Willig said, include softball trophies thrown into the lake following team victories and after-game celebrations. Willig said the team also would survey the lake and map it for the township. Sandy Monahan, township parks and recreation director, said the team was part of a summer camp at

Delhi Township Park. “We got together on their using the lake for a drill and, in turn, providing us with information,” she said. “We really don’t know about the lake, its depth or what may be in it.” Next spring, she said, the Ohio Department of Wildlife will be conducting a species check to see what


Divers Jeremie Kenne, Addyston police, and William Zeek, Springdale, survey the edge of the lake before making their dive.



William Zeek, Springdale, gets help from Joe Richter, Cincinnati, putting on his dive gloves.

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the Clearview Lake site at the end of last year to add to the adjacent Delhi Township Park. So far, the former restaurant has been razed and walking trails have been put in around the lake. The dive team, Willig said, relies on assistance from the 10 area police departments for whom their current roster of 16 members work. Member departments are Harrison, Lockland, Springdale, Addyston, Mariemont, Fairfax, Springfield Township, North College Hill, Amberley Village and Cincinnati. Fundraisers help buy the equipment they need. At the of the drill, the urban legend proved to be just that. Divers recovered only three plastic chairs.



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Delhi library features array of banned books By Heidi Fallon

Do you really know what’s on your bookshelf? The book your child may have toted home, the dogeared paperback you list as one of your favorite all-time reads or that so-called classic your high school English teacher assigned may well be in the Banned Book Week display at the Delhi Township library branch. The library is featuring books that have been challenged or banned through Oct. 3. “The Banned Books Week is a way to have readers broaden their reading habits and maybe read something outside their comfort zone,” said Susan Hamrick, library branch manager. “We understand parents'

concerns. When a title is questioned, we listen to their concerns and offer services to suggest a title that is appropriate for their child.” Katy Dettinger, assistant children’s librarian and reference librarian at the Foley Road branch, picked about 200 books, both adult and children’s books for the display. She included “The Diary of Anne Frank,” which one challenge claimed was a “real downer.” A Shel Silverstein poem was challenged because “it encourages children to break dishes so they won’t have to dry them.” Some challenges are more serious, citing violence, obscenities, sexual references and racial slurs. Spotting “Gone with the Wind” in the display caught

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If you plan to vote in November, it might be a good idea to make sure you know where you are going. Amy Searcy, deputy director of the Hamilton County Board of Elections, says this year voters need to make sure they know where they vote. The county has eliminated or combined about 200 precincts, so voters may be going to a new polling place Nov. 3. The county went from 880 precincts to 660 precincts. Searcy said the county board of elections saved a lot of money by making the changes. “In this election year, we will save about $135,000,” she said. “In an even year, when you have a primary and a general election, the board of elections saves a quarter of a million dollars. That is a lot of money.” She says it’s important for voters to pay attention to where they go to vote this year. The board of elections sent all registered voters applications for absentee ballots that reminded voters of their precinct and polling place this month. “We are doing everything we can to help voters get the information they need to cast their votes,” Searcy said. And the board’s Web site at www.votehamiltoncoun- has information in its banner that helps voters ensure they are registered and know the correct polling place. Board of elections director Sally Krisel says her agency is trying to encourage early voting. “We are encouraging voters to think about voting before Election Day,” she said. Early voting starts Sept. 29. Voters can opt to vote early by mail or at the board of elections office. The board office at 824 Broadway will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and every Saturday in October from 8 a.m. to noon. During the weeks of Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, the offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to allow voters to cast early ballots. “We are giving people a lot of opportunity and making it as easy as possible,” she said. If you’re not registered to vote, you’ve only got a few more days to take care of it. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election is Monday, Oct. 5. You can register at a number of locations, including the Hamilton County Board of Elections, the Colerain Township Administration Office at 4200 Springdale Road, Bureau of Motor Vehicle Licensing locations, public libraries and at public high schools and vocational schools.

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The 11th annual Price Hill Women’s Health Fair, taking place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, provides women in the Greater Cincinnati area access to complimentary health screenings and tests in one central location. The fair, which is at the Price Hill Community Center, 959 Hawthorne Ave., is a collaborative effort planned by a group of community agencies, neighborhood organizations and health care providers. Sponsoring organizations include St. Elizabeth Healthcare Mobile Mammography Van, Santa Maria

Community Services, The Women’s Connection, Urban Appalachian Council, Sisters of Charity, Nutrition Council, Cincinnati Recreation Commission, GSH Healthy Women Healthy Lives and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project. The mission of the health fair is to provide women with the opportunity to receive needed health services and screenings that they may be unable to obtain due to lack of income, insurance and transportation. The target population is women, primarily from the west side of Cincinnati, but

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the fair is open to women throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. Some of the services and screenings offered to participants are mammograms, pelvic exams, cholesterol and glucose blood tests, depression and bone density screenings. Representatives from various health related and community organizations will also be available to provide information. To register for a mammogram, call 956-3729; to register for a pelvic exam, call 361-2157. For event information, call 557-2700, ext. 200.

A Green Township man says taking over as the president of a ministry founded by his brother, the late Father Jim Willig, is a labor of love. David L. Willig, the eldest of 11 children of Edgar and the late Alice Willig, is the new president of Heart to Heart ( The ministry, founded in 1991, is dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the four corners of the earth. David Willig says his brother’s daily example of what it means to be a true follower of Jesus Christ led many others to join him on his faith journey. Father Jim Willig died in 2001. Willig said his brother had a very personal and charismatic style that came from the heart. “These weren’t directed at a particular denomination,” David Willig said. “Father Jim had an enor-

mous appeal. He had a gentle nature and he could express the word of God in a practical and nonjudgemental way that was very attractive to people. He says he is dedicated to seeing big brother’s mission continue to grow. Heart to Heart distributes books written by Father Jim, such as “Lessons from the School of Suffering,” a collection of lessons from his battle with cancer written with Cincinnati author Tammy Bundy. There is a catalog of Father Willig’s meditations, and Bible studies, books, CDs and DVDs. There are also contributions from Father Michael Sparough and Bundy offered through the ministry. Heart to Heart also broadcast’s Father Jim’s message on the Radio Maria Network and locally on WDJO-AM 1480 at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. David Willig has been married to his wife Janet for 27 years and they are have eight children. Both David

and Janet have been active members of St. Antoninus Church in Cincinnati for more than 20 years, where David is lector, eucharistic minister and co-chairman of the Pro-Life/Pro-Family Commission. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Athenaeum of Ohio, and his master’s degree from Xavier University. He now runs his own human resources consulting business and sits on the board of trustees of St. Peter Claver Latin School in Cincinnati. Willig says he enjoys spending time with his family, music and sports. This year he participated in the Morgan’s Triathlon and the Cincinnati Heart Mini Marathon. The Heart to Heart ministries office runs with the help of Sister Mary George Boklage and office manager Peggy Eckes. “We’re small, but we hope to reach a big audience,” David Willig said. “We have a good message to tell.”

A patriotic flag quilt honoring a Miami Township Marine is being raffled off to raise money to keep David Kreuter’s memory alive. Kreuter, a 1997 St. Xavier High School graduate and Miami Township (Hamilton County) soldier, was killed serving with his Lima 325 Marine Reserve unit in Iraq in 2005. His death, his mother, Pat Murray, said came after a bloody few weeks his unit endured. “Two were killed on July 28, six were killed Aug. 1 and David was among 14 killed on Aug. 3,” she said. “He was 26 and had been married a year and they had a baby boy, Christian, who was 6-weeks old when David died.” Murray and her husband, Ken Kreuter, a former Delhi Township resident, have been keeping their son’s memory alive with a scholarship program. The quilt that will be raffled around Veterans Day Nov. 11 will raise funds for the program. Kreuter said scholarships in his son’s name are given to St. X students in need and to high school graduates “pursuing a collegiatelevel education.” “We try not to exclude anyone,” he said. The scholarship applica-


Pat Murray, right, gets help from Don Osterfeld unfurling the flag quilt made in memory of her son, David Kreuter. The Miami Township Marine and St. Xavier High School graduate was killed in Iraq in 2005. Osterfeld is commander of the Delhi Township Veterans Association. tions include an essay on freedom. Their son, the couple said, loved being a Marine and was considering making the military a long-term career. He had signed up with the Columbus unit in 1998 and had re-enlisted for another six years in 2004 after receiving a crim-

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CAA announces Overture Awards essay contest The Cincinnati Arts Association has announced its Overture Awards Essay Contest 2010, “Back in Time to Over-the-Rhine,” for area students, presented in conjunction with the GermanAmerican Citizen’s League of Greater Cincinnati. The winner, chosen by three judges who are professional writers, historians and teachers, will be awarded a $250 prize. Students should write an essay on the subject of immigration in the 1870s from the perspective of a young person their own age who has immigrated from Germany to Cincinnati. Details should include: • How these people traveled from Germany to Ohio (steamship, railroad, etc.); • Where they lived in the city and what their house/apartment was like; • Information about their schools, stores, restaurants and entertainment; • And what their parents did for a living. Also required is information about Music Hall as it was at that time. All area students in sixth through ninth grades for the 2009-2010 school year are eligible. Send a notice of intent to apply to by Nov. 1 with “Essay Contest” in the subject line and

The winner, chosen by three judges who are professional writers, historians and teachers, will be awarded a $250 prize. name, address, telephone number, school, grade and an E-mail address in the message. After a notice of intent, students should submit four stapled copies of their manuscript with an entry form to: Overture Awards, Cincinnati Arts Association, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. Deadline is Feb. 1. Entry forms can be downloaded at There is no application fee. All papers must be the original work of the student and no more than 10 pages in length. Papers must be typed, double-spaced and have a one-inch margin on all sides of the page. Submissions will be judged on originality, quality of content and style. Footnotes are not required, but a bibliography is highly recommended. The winner of the contest will be announced no later than March 1. The decisions of the judges are final. For more information, visit

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Thursday, Oct. 1 – Salisbury steak with dinner roll or turkey breast chef salad, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed fruit. Friday, Oct. 2 – Beef and cheese burrito or turkey ham/breast chef salad, salsa, peaches. Monday, Oct. 5 – Sausage or cheese pizza or chicken tenders chef salad, seasoned green beans, apricots. Tuesday, Oct. 6 – Cheeseburger or turkey ham chef salad, pickle half, mixed fruit. Wednesday, Oct. 7 – Beef soft taco or fajita chicken chef salad, carrot coins, pears.

Butch Hubert, founder of ESAP, with J. T. Williams from Our Lady of Victory, and his parents, Sheri and Bob Williams.


ESAP helps students attend Elder Winners of the Elder Scholar’s Assistance Program scholarships were recognized at a reception at Elder High School on Aug. 15. Recipients were selected based on essays submitted. The Elder Scholars Assistance Program or ESAP was founded in 2005 to provide scholarships and financial aid to families at 10 Catholic grade schools within what was then the Elder High School district. Today ESAP has grown to include twenty west-side grade schools that feed into several area Catholic high schools. Over the past five years, ESAP has awarded over $580,000 to 1500 students. ESAP was started by George “Butch” Hubert Jr., an 1959 Elder alumnus. Hubert grew up in Fairmont and was the son of a poor family with a struggling butcher supply company. He was not able to play sports or participate in extracurriculars as every moment was devoted to the family business. From these beginnings, Hubert began the legacy of working hard and giving back. The lessons he learned from his family, the nuns at St. Leo’s grade school and the priests at Elder were never far from his mind, nor was Elder’s motto, “What I had I gave. What I saved I lost.”

ESAP began with a brief conversation with a waitress at White Castle. Elder was playing Winton Woods in the 2003 Skyline Crosstown Showdown when Hubert entered White Castle for a quick burger before the game. Seeing him in his Elder T-shirt the waitress said, “Hey, my kid wants to go to your school!” The waitress was working three jobs to earn enough money to send her children to Catholic schools, but it was still not enough. She knew the value of a Catholic education and was doing all in her power to attain it, and still it was not enough. Her story stayed with Hubert. He tried to find her again to personally aid her but could not. Her story and her struggles, however, resonated with him and his humble beginnings. How could he help her and others like her, people who are working hard and doing their best and trying to raise children with values? A plan began to form - the creation a scholarship fund to help families afford Catholic school tuition. The result was the establishment of the Elder’s Scholarship Assistance Program. Until recently, Hubert remained the anonymous donor. “My dad did not want attention drawn to himself,” said his daugh-

ter Kathy Hubert Smith. “He was just glad to be helping others, but it was brought to his attention that if he announced himself, his example could spur more generosity. His giving could be a light drawing others to follow and give. And in this light, it is our hope that others will follow.” In the coming months, Hubert’s family (10 children and their spouses) will be expanding the program to assist even more families attain a quality Catholic education. The first endeavor will be a program where gifts to ESAP will be matched dollar for dollar by the family. In 2009, ESAP awarded close to $140,000 to more than 350 families. Kathy Hubert Smith shared these final thoughts with the scholarships recipients and their families: “You have shown the ESAP spirit. You are the parent modeling – you are the student giving freely. Remember this award and how it was earned. Continue to be an example of generosity and continue to make our world a better and brighter place.” For more information on ESAP, contact Mike Hengehold at Hengehold Capital Management LLC, 6116 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45247, 513-598-5120 or

Oakdale Elementaryto host Fall Festival Oct. 10 By Kurt Backscheider

Autumn is now here and Oakdale Elementary School is celebrating the change of seasons with its second Fall Festival. Oakdale’s PTA is putting together the fundraising event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the school, 3850 Virginia Court. “This is our second fall festival. We held the first one two years

ago, but we didn’t have one last year,” said Suzanne Klug, vice president and fundraising chair for the PTA. “We decided to bring it back again and I’m hoping it will become a yearly event.” Klug said the family-friendly festival will feature traditional festival food, a bake sale, a gift basket raffle, children’s games and an obstacle course. She said parents will be able to help their children decorate pump-

kins and make other seasonal crafts, and the members of the Bridgetown Middle School art club will be manning the face painting booth. Several local businesses are also sponsoring booths. “It’s going to be a nice community and school event,” she said. Oak Hills High School’s drum line will perform, as will the high school’s Varsity Singers. Oakdale’s fourth- and fifth-grade choral group, Ovation, will provide entertainment also, Klug said.

And with Halloween just around the corner, she said a group of Oakdale students ranging in age from second-graders to fifth-graders are learning the choreography to Michael Jackson’s hit “Thriller,” and will be performing the dance for the festival crowd. All the proceeds from the Fall Festival will benefit Oakdale’s PTA. Klug said the organization uses its funding to support a wide range of programs at the school,

including school picnics, Enrichment Day and educational visits from COSI, a children’s science center in Columbus. “The money we make brings in enrichment opportunities for the students and helps us with the various activities we do for the school,” she said. Admission to the festival is free, and free parking and shuttle service will be available at Margaret B. Rost School on Bridgetown Road.

Tree planted in memory of soccer matriarch Sue Ruehl Sue Ruehl, matriarch of the Elder soccer program, was remembered in a special ceremony at the Butch Hubert Family Panther Athletic Complex Wednesday, Sept. 16. Ruehl died in November 2007 from cancer. A Memorial Grove has been created in the southwest corner of the soccer field and the first tree planted there is in memory of Sue. The Ruehl family joined Elder soccer as a package deal – Dave as coach, Matt as a student-athlete, and behind it all, the strength and support of Sue, wife of Dave and mother of Matt. “Sue’s strength during her

lengthy battle with cancer was a source of inspiration to the Elder players,” said Dave Dabbelt, elder athletic director. “The team became more unified and determined as they shared this experience with Sue and her family.” The tree planted in Ruehl’s memory is a serviceberry tree which flowers in the spring and produces purple berries in late summer, just when soccer begins. A plaque near the tree reads, “Dedicated to Sue Ruehl, the matriarch of Elder Soccer.” In the future, other trees in the grove will be dedicated to members of the Elder family.


The Ruehl family at the dedication of a tree in the Memorial Grove at the Panther Athletic Complex, from left), Matt Ruehl; his wife, Heather, and their three children; Dave Ruehl; daughter, Julie and her husband Sean Ernst; and Sue Ruehl's mother, Mary Meyer. Not pictured is daughter, Jennifer.


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tions of 11 and 15 yards. The Panthers, however, lost lineman Pete Bachman for the season after the senior suffered a leg injury on Elder’s first play. Bachman, along with O'Conner, have both verbally committed to Indiana University. Elder (5-0, 1-0) plays at St. Xavier (4-1) Oct. 2.

By Tony Meale

When you play a schedule as tough as St. Xavier High School does, you’re bound for a blemish at some point. But few people could have predicted that Highlands (Ky.) would be the team to do the honors. Yet, the Bluebirds did just that, holding St. X scoreless until less than half a minute remained in the game before securing a 12-7 win Sept. 25. St. X head coach Steve Specht said the game would be decided on his team’s ability to run the ball and to protect it. The Bombers did neither. Playing the second half without leading rusher Conor Hundley, St. X was held to 80 rushing yards on 29 attempts – an average of 2.8 yards per carry. Senior quarterback Luke Massa, meanwhile, was harassed into two interceptions, and a fourth-quarter fumble by senior wideout Will Carroll gave Highlands the ball on the St. Xavier five-yard-line. The Bombers’ defense, which is allowing just 7.4 points per game, held Highlands to a field goal that made it 12-0 with 5:59 left in the game. They also recorded three turnovers and turned Highlands away several times deep in their own territory, thus preventing a blowout and giving the offense a puncher’s chance at a comeback. But turnovers and miscues on special teams plagued St. X all night. A botched snap on a secondquarter punt resulted in a safety for Highlands, and St. X senior kicker Robert Leonard missed a field goal for the first time this year, shanking a 32-yard attempt that would’ve given the Bombers a 3-2 lead in the third quarter. The Bombers also struggled to contain Bluebirds’ quarterback Will Bardo, who rushed 16 times

La Salle 48, Lima Senior 7

St Xavier’s Nick Weston pick off a pass in the first quarter of play against Highlands.


St Xavier High School punter Chris Gradone reaches for a ball that was snapped over his head against Highlands Sept. 25. The play resulted in a safety, as St. X lost 12-7.

for 135 yards and a touchdown. St. X entered the game fresh off a 43-13 mauling of four-time defending Kentucky state champion Louisville Trinity Sept. 18. The Bombers also bested Louisville St. Xavier 24-7 on Sept. 11. But a third straight game against a Kentucky powerhouse was too much for St. X to overcome. The Bombers now prepare for arguably their biggest game of the regular season, as they host Elder, which is ranked No. 1 in the city and No. 3 nationally, Oct. 2. A tinge of controversy hit Cincinnati Sept. 21, when St. Xavier, then 4-0, leap-frogged Elder for the top spot in the city rankings. Elder, however, regained its No. 1 ranking when it was revealed a voting error caused the swap. Specht didn’t mind. “Elder is the reigning GCL champion, the reigning Region-4 champion, and the defending state runner-up,” he said. “Until some-


Fairfield 10, Oak Hills 7

body knocks them off, they deserve all the accolades. They’re the best team in the city.”

Elder 38, Lakewood St. Edwards 14

Senior quarterback Mark Miller was 25-of-27 passing for 312 yards and four touchdowns, as Elder led 38-0 through three quarters. Tight end Alex Welch gave Elder a 7-0 lead on a three-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, Tim O’Conner followed with a 47-yard touchdown reception, and Justin Maxwell had two third-quarter touchdown recep-

Western Hills athletes get kick out of service By Tony Meale

On Sept. 19, the Western Hills High School girls’ soccer team skipped practice. Instead, they participated in the Sixth Annual International Rett Syndrome Foundation Strollathon held at Sawyer Point. “We wanted to try and get involved in the community,” Western Hills head coach Amy Miller said. The Mustangs raised several hundred dollars in support of

Samantha Miller, 16, who suffers from Rett Syndrome, a neurological disorder similar to autism. There is no cure for the disease, which is more common in females. Samantha, who was diagnosed when she was 5, is Amy’s sisterin-law; she also has a sister on the team, junior Megan Miller, 17. “(Megan and I) did the walk as a family in the past,” said Amy, 25. “But Megan (told the team about the walk), and they were pretty receptive to doing it.” Samantha, who has lost her

ability to speak, walked part of the 1.5-mile course before finishing in her wheelchair. The event raised about $2 million, which was donated to research. “I think the girls realized that (people with Rett Syndrome) don't have the same opportunities that they do to play soccer and drive a car,” said Miller, who is a special education teacher at Cheviot Elementary School. As for the Mustangs’ performance on the field this season, Western Hills has struggled to an 0-8 record (as of Sept. 24).

“I'm trying to work on development and togetherness as a team before I worry about wins and losses,” said Miller, a first-year head coach who graduated from Oak Hills in 2002 and played soccer for Northern Kentucky University. Miller hopes to make the Strollathon a staple of Western Hills soccer. “We'll probably do it every year,” she said. “I think it taught (the girls) a life lesson in terms of getting involved in the community.”

BRIEFLY This week in soccer

• Oak Hills High School boys beat Princeton High School 2-1, Sept. 19. Michael Beam and Charlie Montgomery scored Oak Hills’ goals. Oak Hills advances to 2-4-2 with the win. • Mercy High School shut out Amelia 5-0, Sept. 19. Emily Garcia made four saves, and Michelle Heidemann made one save for Mercy. Bryanne Sagers scored two goals and Anna Eggleston, Kelsey Zwergel and Tori Pfeiffer each scored one goal. • Elder High School boys shut out Purcell Marian 4-0, Sept. 22. • Western Hills High School boys beat Mt. Healthy High School 4-1, Sept. 22. Byau scored two goals, and Flanders and Sgouris each scored one goal for Western Hills. Western Hills advances to 3-6 with

the win. • Oak Hills girls tied with Lakota East 1-1, Sept. 22. Kristi Uhlhorn scored Oak Hills’ goal. Oak Hills is 31-5 with the tie. • Mercy girls beat Seton High School 4-2, Sept. 23. Kelsey Zwergel, Anna Eggleston, Hannah Borell and Lindsey Keck scored Mercy’s goals. Mercy advances to 42-2 with the win. • Western Hills girls beat Immaculate Conception 2-1, Sept. 24. Beebe scored Western Hills’ goals. Western Hills advances to 1-7 with the win.

This week in tennis

• Mercy High School beat McAuley High School 4-1, Sept. 21. Mercy’s Heather Smith beat Hannah Davis 6-3, 7-6; Michelle Weber beat

Chrissy Gruenwald 6-4, 6-4; Lizzie Miller beat Maria Lupp 6-3, 6-3; Caroline Sullivan and Madeline Tucker beat Andrea Heckle and Sarah Herman 6-3, 6-1. • Oak Hills High School beat Colerain High School 3-2, Sept. 22. Oak Hills’ Emma Wihelmus beat Amanda Herring 6-2, 6-2; Jackie Ehrman beat Julie Thinnes 6-2, 6-4 and Maddie Bieber beat Feldman 7-5, 7-6. Oak Hills advances to 4-9 with the win.

This week in golf

• Mercy High School’s Melissa Funk shot a 44 at Fairfield South Trace, Sept. 21, helping her team beat Dayton Carroll 193-227. Mercy advances to 5-7 with the win. • Seton High School’s Bailey Arnold shot an even par 35 on the front nine at Hill View, Sept. 21, help-

Junior quarterback Drew Kummer was 7-of-11 passing for 162 yards and three touchdowns for the Lancers. He also rushed for another. Senior wide receiver Matt Woeste recorded another big play, this time a 44-yard touchdown catch that gave La Salle a 13-0 lead. Fellow wideout Rodriguez Coleman also hauled in a 29-yard pass of his own. The Lancers led 41-0 at the half. La Salle (4-1, 0-1) plays at Bishop Watterson Oct. 2.

The Highlanders dominated time of possession in the first half, holding the ball for 17 of the first 24 minutes. But three turnovers – including two in Oak Hills’ territory – proved to costly, as the Highlanders were held scoreless after the first quarter and mustered fewer than 40 total yards in the second half. Oak Hills (3-2, 1-1), which entered the game riding a threegame winning streak, hosts Lakota East (0-5, 0-2) Oct. 1.

Western Hills 13, Woodward 6

Senior Dominique Williams scored on a 37-yard sneak with less than a minute to play to cap a 60-yard drive and give the Mustangs the win. Western Hills, which has won two games on the year, hosts Aiken (0-4, 0-1) Oct. 3.

SIDELINES Indoor soccer

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Fall basketball registration

Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road is conducting signups for two fall basketball leagues: • Fall Saturday basketball league begins Saturday, Oct. 3, for players 6 feet, 2 inches in height and under. Cost is the $225 league fee. • Women’s fall basketball league begins late October or early November The league fee is $150 for the first eight teams to sign up. Contact Robert Sagers at 451-4900 for details on both teams.

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ing her team beat Princeton 167213. • Elder High School boys came in first in Division I with a 309 at the Dick Hadley Invitational at Weatherwax, Sept. 19. Michael Schwartz was the top finisher after shooting a 75. • Elder High School’s Michael Schwartz shot 1 over par 36 on the front nine at Kenwood Country Club, Sept. 21. Elder shot 152 as a team, coming in third to Moeller High Schools’ 148, St. Xavier High School’s 151. La Salle was fourth with 155. • Seton’s Bailey Arnold shot 1 over par 37 on the front nine at The Mill Course Sept. 23, helping her team come in second with a 178. Mount Notre Dame High School was first with 164, and Mercy was third with 195.

River’s Edge Indoor Sports in Cleves is now accepting registration for all fall leagues starting in October. Leagues include youth soccer, lacrosse, adult co-ed soccer, adult and youth flag football, men’s soccer, lollipop soccer and women’s soccer. Call 264-1775, or visit

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Freshmen for the cure

The Oak Hills High School freshman girls’ volleyball team participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure recently. From left, the girls are Kelsey Duenhoft, Nicole Siciliano, Julie Raabe, Devan Hayes, Libby Lang, Brittany Anderson, Emma Fox, Emily Laymance, Amanda Braun and Karli Shackelford. Duenhoft’s grandma is a 28-year survivor and Raabe’s mom is an eight-year survivor.


Oak Hills High School freshman girls’ volleyball team participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Two teammates, Aliyah Cole and Kim Fairbanks, could not participate due to prior obligations but their hearts were with them.


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Mount St. Joseph athletes supporting Pink Ribbon girls The players and coaches at the College of Mount St. Joseph are lending their support in the fight against breast cancer with Pink Gamedays Saturday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 10. The groups have teamed up with the local Pink Ribbon Girls to host a variety of special activities before and during the Saturday games at the Mount’s Sports Complex, beginning at noon. Members of the community are invited to attend the following events: • On Saturday, Oct. 3, representatives will be selling pink wristbands and lapel pins, and educational materials will be available on Midland Plaza. Captains of the football team will be sporting pink warm-up jerseys that will be auctioned that day. The Lions football team takes on Bluffton University at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $7, $2 for students and seniors.

• Pink wristbands and lapel pins will be sold and educational materials will be available on Midland Plaza before the Lions’ soccer games against Defiance College Saturday, Oct. 10. Players from the women’s and men’s teams will forego their usual Mount uniforms and will wear pink ones instead that day. The women’s soccer game takes place at 1 p.m., and the men’s soccer game follows at 3 p.m. Admission is free. “Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer, be it a friend, family member, neighbor, or coworker,â€? said assistant football coach Kyle Prosser. “I have known Tracie Metzger for some time and have always admired what she has done to help others with breast cancer through the Pink Ribbon Girls. So it seemed like a good idea to combine my passion for football and coaching to help spread awareness

about this devastating disease.� Pink Ribbon Girls is a Cincinnati-based, nonprofit organization committed to helping young women diagnosed with breast cancer. PRG also educates the public about breast cancer in young women via a speaker’s bureau. Visit the Web at to learn more about the organization. “Pink Ribbon Girls is honored to collaborate with the Mount football and soccer programs in an effort to continue creating awareness about young women with breast cancer,� said Tracie Metzger, president and co-founder of PRG. “It’s been great to work with Coach Prosser to create an event where the athletes and coaches could show their support of breast cancer awareness with the community.� To learn more about these events at the Mount, visit the Web site at, or call the Office of Athletics at 244-4311.


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Last week’s question

What new or returning fall TV show are you most looking forward to watching? Why? “‘Mad Men.’ Currently it’s the best scripted show on TV. The rest is trash or empty-headed fluff!” Duke “‘24.’ This is the only TV show that gets my adrenaline flowing.” G.G.

“There is very little on TV that is worth my time. There is so much violence in real life I don’t want more in my home. However, I do enjoy ‘Law & Order’ and reality shows such as ‘Survivor,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘America’s Got Talent.’ If they would bring back to TV shows and programs with more comedy, substance and less violence I’d be glued to the TV. Fortunately, there are no children at home any more because all the TVs would have locks on them.” N.C. “None, as TV is simply a delivery system for corporate brainwashing. I’d prefer to at least attempt to think for myself occasionally, though it’s hard with a



Do you plan to get either the regular flu shot or the H1N1 vaccine? Why or why not? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. mouth full of fluoride and a gut full of aspartame.” N.A.B. “Can’t wait to have our favorite show, ‘Criminal Minds,’ back on the air. As for the new lineup, we’re hoping ‘Flash Forward’ is as good as the ads promise. And, of course, if it’s January it has to be ‘24’!” M.M. “We’re looking forward to ‘Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives’ on the Food Network. Seeing new or unusual dishes, recipe variations or cultural specialties from all over the nation is very interesting.” R.V. “I’m looking forward to the new episodes of ‘The Office.’ It is such a quirky show with off-beat characters. It makes me laugh!” M.K.T.

bearing exercise such as walking and jogging is critical to building and strengthening bones. Children Teresa Esterle who watch Community large amounts Press guest of television columnist have been found to have lower calcium levels than their active counterparts. So what to do if your child cannot drink milk? Some people are truly lactose-intolerant, unable to digest the lactose sugar in milk, and may have cramps or diarrhea after eating large amounts of dairy products. For those children, there are lactose-free dairy products available, as well as soy milk. Also, there are enzymes that can be added to regular milk to help with digestion. Lactose-intolerant kids may be able to tolerate hard aged cheeses which are lower in lactose, and yogurt with active cultures that aid in digestion. Families who are practicing ovo-vegetarians or vegans can get calcium from foods such as dark green leafy vegetables, beans and chickpeas. Other nondairy sources include calcium-fortified products such as orange juice, soy products, and cereals. How about the child who refuses milk and dairy products? If your child will not eat any calcium-containing foods, it is worth considering a calcium supplement. Supplements come in many forms, including some antacid tablets like Tums, chocolate flavored chewables, and tablets. Talk with your doctor if you are concerned about your child’s calcium intake. Osteoporosis is no longer a disease confined to senior citizens. We need to encourage our children to eat calcium and vitamin D-rich diets and stay active so they can start their adult years with the strongest bones possible. Teresa Esterle, M.D. is a board certified pediatrician at West Side Pediatrics in western Cincinnati. Esterle is also a member of the medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.





Stop trashing people

Here are my thoughts. If the people running for office in Delhi would spend less time writing letters trashing each other and more time on working to make Delhi the way it used to be, we would all be better for it. I’m sick of opening my Press just to see these sad letters written by adults. I know it is so-called politics, but I hate it. Come on guys lets work on keeping Delhi a nice, safe place to live. Mary Kaye Schwab Palmerston Drive Delhi Township

Fight vs. debate

In her Sept. 23 letter to the Delhi Press editor, candidate (Mary) Brigham claims there is too much fighting by the Delhi board of trustees. I watch the same meetings she says she watches and I see good debate and discussion on various issues. I guess Brigham’s definition of

fighting is “disagreeing with Al Duebber.” No doubt, she’ll be his puppet. Jack Backs Halidonhill Lane Delhi Township

WIN with group Oct. 3

The Walking in Neighborhoods group began in March of this year with our first group walk and meeting. WIN has done many scheduled and unscheduled group walks since then. At our meeting on Sept. 5, we made some changes in our original ideas and are looking forward to more exciting times in 2010. Please join us for our last two meetings and group walks of this year on Saturday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 14, and help us plan for the future. Our meetings and group walks begin at 10 a.m. and our starting point is my house at 1121 Morado Drive. According to the present schedule, we will have our planning meetings and group walks every month from March to November, excluding only July. To



belong to WIN, you need walk a minimum of eight miles per month in your neighborhood and join us for our group walks. If you are looking for a walking partner, you may find someone in our group. I for one have many walking partners and am finding new ones all the time. Now that crisp, cool fall days are here, why not look about and observe the beauty of your neighborhood and enjoy getting to know all those fascinating strangers who live all around you? I walked about Covedale last week with a new walking partner and I learned that she used to work for another one of my regular walking partners. Our neighborhoods are wonderful places to be, and walking is a wonderful way of seeing, hearing and knowing them. I can be contacted by e-mail at or by phone at 921-3186. We look forward to meeting you. Joyce Rogers Morado Drive Covedale

St. Teresa calls Covedale home When asked, “Where do you live?” many west-siders reference their parish identity. Why do we draw neighborhood boundaries in this manner? The origin of our “west-side parish culture” is found in our Price Hill roots. When the Price family built the incline, the former entire township of Storrs became Price Hill and, with continuing development Price Hill, more than doubled in size, losing its character as a singular neighborhood. So the Catholic community preferred their local parish name, as a way to specify their place of residence and express their pride of place. The Bicentennial Guide to Cincinnati notes, “To many residents, the parish was the community. Because so many of the area’s residents were Catholic, the church was the social as well as the religious and educational center; providing sports programs, festivals, theatrical performances, and a variety of clubs and societies.” This parish culture surfaces every fall when the Elder football faithful check the roster and instinctively ask, “What parish is he from?” Oftentimes we trace a player’s bloodline in the hope that it leads to our own boyhood

parish. And when things aren’t going the Panthers way you can hear the old-timers say, “What this team needs is a couple of tough Holy Jim Grawe Family kids!” Traditionally, Community Press guest St. Teresa peohave especolumnist ple cially revered their parish identity. Perhaps it’s the magnificence of their church, the quality of their school or the great many athletes who wear their Bruin Green under the Elder Purple. Or maybe it’s because, historically, their “official” neighborhood identity has not been so obvious. At first the area was called Warsaw – the road Cleves Warsaw Pike is so named as it connected the village of Warsaw with the village of Cleves. But in 1912, when Hiram Rulison began developing the area, many were already calling it Price Hill. He chose to promote his new suburb as Glenway-Elberon Heights and then Overlook, an identity that eventually faded as the Covedale and Western Hills identities

gained in popularity. Interestingly, the philosophical posture of Rulison’s Overlook vision is expressed in his promotional brochure. He felt that the more local Overlook identity, separate from Price Hill, would benefit both Overlook and Price Hill stating, “Be an OVERLOOK booster, it will help the whole Hill.” Rulison left us a beautiful neighborhood that we love. And now, in the spirit of his vision, St. Teresa people are expressing their pride of place with a local identity that perhaps reflects a more welcoming and friendly parish culture. A parish survey asked the question, “Where do you say you live?” The favored response was not St. Teresa but Covedale, a local identity that can be shared by people of all faiths. And pastor Father Tom Bolte has confirmed this preference by publicly saying, “St. Teresa of Avila Church is located in Covedale.” This has me thinking. Perhaps the “I live in Covedale” trend will attract future residents who will also enjoy hearing and saying, “Welcome to Covedale, where neighbors become friends!” Jim Grawe is the co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association.

Air pollution still a growing concern Since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1963, the nation’s air has become remarkably cleaner, the Greater Cincinnati area included. The number of smog alerts in the area has dropped drastically in the past 10 years from 27 days in 1999 to only three days thus far in 2009. And harmful chemicals like smog and soot are less pervasive throughout the whole country. However, scientific research has revealed even minimal exposure to air pollution can be dangerous. The increased effects of global warming and inefficient use of energy continue to generate less than ideal air quality, especially here in the Tristate. The Air Quality Management Division of the Hamilton County Environmental Services said that smog, once considered only a problem during the summer, could become a problem during winter months due to tightening air control stan-

dards. “While we have made great progress in reducing air pollution in the Tristate, it is crucial we continue the effort,” said Steve Pendery, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) board president and Campbell County judge executive. “Air pollution is still a serious problem in the Tristate and ignoring this issue puts everyone at risk for various health problems – right now and in the future.” A July study by the American Lung Association ranked Greater Cincinnati in the 25 worst U.S. cities for air pollution based on levels of ozone (aka smog) and fine particulates (aka soot). While there are several forms of air pollution, these two prove to be two of the most dangerous. Both ozone and particulate pollution are serious health concerns, causing irritation to the throat, nose, eyes and lungs as well as decreas-

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Bone up on calcium Recently, researchers have discovered that up to two-thirds of high-school students are not getting their daily requirement of calcium. This is a particularly alarming finding since the teen years are a critical time of bone building. Most people reach their peak bone mass by age 20, and after age 30 years, the tendency is to lose bone density. To help our children build strong bones, we need to encourage bone-building nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D, and activities such as weightbearing exercise. Calcium is key for strong bones and healthy muscle function. When the body does not get enough calcium from the diet, it compensates by stealing calcium from the bones, making them weak and prone to fracture. Important sources of calcium are dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese, and foods such as broccoli, collard greens and beans. The current recommendation is that teenagers should get 1,300 mg of calcium daily from their diet, or the equivalent of three or four glasses of milk. Unfortunately, our children are now drinking more soda than milk. This is doubly hard on the bones, since caffeinated beverages interfere with the body’s ability to absorb and utilize calcium. Vitamin D is also critical to bone health, because it helps the body absorb calcium from the gastrointestinal tract. While we get a small amount of vitamin D from sunlight, it is recommended that everyone gets 200-400 IU daily, more than most of us can get from sun exposure (especially since we should be wearing sunscreen!). Dietary sources include fortified milk, some fish, eggs and liver. All children need vitamin D, including infants. While infant formulas are fortified with the vitamin, breast milk often does not provide enough, so the American Academy of Pediatrics has recently recommended that breastfeeding infants get a vitamin D supplement. Another piece of the strong bone equation is exercise. Weight-


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St. Al’s celebrates annual Mission Day By Heidi Fallon

Without a cream pie, Mission Day wouldn’t be the annual tradition it’s become at St. Aloysius on the Ohio School in Sayler Park. In exchange for a work-free, fun-filled day, students bring in their own money to pay for

games, crafts and raffles. In the afternoon, they pay for the privilege of watching a movie with a soft drink and popcorn. This year, the school of 116 students raised more than $1,500 to donate to the Make a Wish Foundation. To make the day even more fun, students in the junior high

paired with younger students as buddies to help with the activities. The highlight of the day is always when students take part in a raffle in which the prize is throwing a pie into their principal’s face. Ed Jung accepts the pies each year with humor, grace and towels.


St. Aloysius on the Ohio Principal Ed Jung graciously takes a pie in the face from second-grader Jayson Warner.


Sixth-grader Alexis Pessler cheers on her kindergartener buddy Eve Becker who is trying her best to win Jung Bucks that can be redeemed later in the school year for special treats and surprises.


St. Aloysius on the Ohio eighth-grader Molly Brauch helps her first-grade buddy Shalynne Espich fill a straw with multicolored layers of edible sand during Mission Day activities.


Third-graders Caroline Klug and Hannah Rieder make personalized bracelets from beads during Mission Day activities at St. Aloysius on the Ohio.

Eighth-grader Abby Ludwig Rollinger uses a special machine to make a button for fourth-grader Daniel Bowman that he designed.


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Business Network InternationalBridgetown, 8:30 a.m., Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4320 Bridgetown Road, third-floor conference room. Meets every Thursday. Through Dec. 17. 9416464; Bridgetown.


Miamitown Square Dance Classes, 7 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128. Butler Squares and River Squares Square Dance Clubs beginner square dance class for singles and couples. Partners not guaranteed. Donations accepted. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859-525-7049. Miamitown.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 3241 Fiddler’s Green Road. Apples, peaches, plums, pears and vegetables. 574-0663. Green Township.


Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Henke Winery, 3077 Harrison Ave. Includes bread basket. $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood.


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


Meet Me In St. Louis, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Musical. Join the Smith family at the 1904 World’s Fair. $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 2416550; West Price Hill.


Women’s Monthly Meet-Ups, 10 a.m.-noon, The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Connecting with others in the community while participating in educational and enrichment activities. Presented by The Women’s Connection. Through Dec. 18. 471-4673, ext. 17; West Price Hill.


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


Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road. $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown. Wine Tasting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bigg’s, 5025 Delhi Road. Three samples with snacks. $2. 354-1700. Delhi Township. Wine Tasting, 3-11 p.m., Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood.


Campus Mob, 9:30 p.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road. $3. 451-1157; Riverside.


Meet Me In St. Louis, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Barefoot in the Park, 8 p.m., Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, 1945 Dunham Way. Neil Simon comedy. New lawyer and his bride move into high-rent apartment, accessible only via six-story stair climb, bare of furniture, with leaking skylight and no room for a double bed. $9, $8 seniors and students. Presented by Sunset Players Inc. Through Oct. 17. 588-4988. West Price Hill.



Curves Breast Cancer Book Sale, 8 a.m.7:30 p.m., Curves-Miami Heights, 3797 Shady Lane, Benefits American Cancer Society. Free. Through Oct. 3. 467-1189; Miami Township. F R I D A Y, O C T . 2


Beginner Card Making Class, 1-2 p.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. All supplies provided. Bring adhesive. $8. Reservations required. 503-1042; Green Township.

Curves Breast Cancer Book Sale, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Curves-Miami Heights, Free. 467-1189; Miami Township. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 3


Ursula Roma, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Henke Winery, 662-9463. Westwood. Visual Charity: Celebrating Sisters of Charity in Art, Architecture and Artifact, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.


Monte Carlo, 7 p.m.-midnight, Cheviot Eagles, $5. 661-5795. Cheviot.


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


Wine Tasting, 2-5 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown. Wine Tasting, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.2 a.m., J’s Sportsbar, 4862 Delhi Ave. Free. 244-6611. Delhi Township.


Meet Me In St. Louis, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Barefoot in the Park, 8 p.m., Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, $9, $8 seniors and students. 588-4988. West Price Hill.


Weekend of Romance and Renewal, 8 a.m.9:30 p.m., St. Dominic Church, 4551 Delhi Road. Two-hour afternoon break. Continues 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. For married couples of all ages and faiths. $59 per couple. Reservations required. Presented by National Marriage Encounter of Greater Cincinnati. 385-0222; Delhi Township.


Curves Breast Cancer Book Sale, 8 a.m.noon, Curves-Miami Heights, Free. 4671189; Miami Township. Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. 661-6846. Westwood. S U N D A Y, O C T . 4

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Materials include leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and prunings from trees or shrubs. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Green Township.




Westwood Art Show, Noon-5 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave. Henke Winery wine tastings, LaRosa’s and Sweet Miss Confections treats, with more than 30 local artists. Music by Barddas and others. 405-4013. Westwood.

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


Community Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Fifth Third Bank Hall, Seton Center. $11, $9 seniors, $7 children under 12; free children under 5. Reservations recommended. 2444633. Delhi 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. Free, donations accepted. Presented by GermanAmerican Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 598-5732; Green Township.

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

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Autumn Stamp-a-Stack, 7-9 p.m., ScrapInk, 5515 Bridgetown Road. All experience level paper crafters. $15. Reservations required. 389-0826; Green Township. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


Ursula Roma, 3-11 p.m., Henke Winery, 6629463. Westwood. Visual Charity: Celebrating Sisters of Charity in Art, Architecture and Artifact, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township. Monte Carlo, 7 p.m.-midnight, Cheviot Eagles, 3807 Glenmore Ave. Includes Texas hold ‘em, seven-card stud and Omaha. Benefits Eagles community projects. $5. Through Oct. 3. 661-5795. Cheviot.


ART EXHIBITS Visual Charity: Celebrating Sisters of Charity in Art, Architecture and Artifact, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, 7 p.m., Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, 1945 Dunham Way. Two men and two women to play ages 20s-70s. Bring prepared musical selection, accompanist provided. Cold readings from script. Production dates: Feb. 19-March 6. Presented by Sunset Players Inc. Through Oct. 5. 543-7740. West Price Hill.



Mercy Franciscan at West Park, 2950 West Park Drive, will host a free Blessing of the Animals from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. Each animal receives a certificate of blessing, along with treats for both pet and pet owners. For more information, call 451-8900. Pictured is Oliver the Golden Doodle waiting for his blessing at last year’s event.


Siena Series, 3 p.m., St. Catharine of Siena Church, 2848 Fischer Place. Pianist Myron G. Brown, a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Free-will offering. 661-0651. Westwood.


Nature Scavenger Hunt, 1-4 p.m., Bender Mountain Nature Preserve, Bender Road. For families and adults to explore nature preserve. Western Wildlife Corridor volunteers available. Park at gravel pull-off on Bender Road, half mile from U.S. 50/River Road. Children must be accompanied by adult. Free. Presented by Western Wildlife Corridor. 284-1046; Delhi Township. Riverside Wildlife, noon-2 p.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Sayler Park.

Girls Club, 3:30-4:45 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects, plus occasional field trips. Ages 8-11. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. Through Dec. 30. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill. Girls Life, 4:45-6 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects, plus occasional field trips. Ages 12-14. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Bop Club, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. Oldies and swing music. Dance lessons except last Tuesday of month. $3, members free. 251-7977. Riverside. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 7

DANCE CLASSES Basic Square Dance, 10 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, With Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. $4. Through Dec. 16. 321-6776. West Price Hill. SUPPORT GROUPS

Western Hills Job Satellite Group, 9-10:30 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. Community members welcome to learn from and support each other in job-seeking process. Speakers present valuable content about latest in electronic résumés, LinkedIn, effective networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Free. 662-1244. Westwood.


Meet Me In St. Louis, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 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. 6. 451-3560. Delhi Township. M O N D A Y, O C T . 5

AUDITIONS I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, 7 p.m., Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, 543-7740. West Price Hill. DANCE CLASSES PROVIDED

The Cincinnati Museum Center opens its new exhibit, “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science,” Saturday, Oct. 3, at Union Terminal. The exhibit depicts how archaeologists make use of technology and science to understand ancient Egypt. It includes challenges, artifacts, and mummies (including a prototype in a state of “unwrapping.”) To kick off the exhibit, PharaohFest will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, inside and outside the center’s rotunda. It is for all ages and includes music, food, a fashion show and more. For more information and museum ticket prices, call 513-287-7000 or visit

Line Dance Class, 1-2 p.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


Munson Hicks is Andrew Wyke and Michael Gabriel Goodfriend is Milo Tindle in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of “Sleuth.” This mystery runs through Oct. 3 in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre. For tickets call 513421-3888 or visit


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What if I become angry with God? Honest people admit there are times they’re angry at God. Pious people pretend their faith is so strong that they’re never angry. A wise old lady said, “It’s better to be honest than pious.” If we’re human and honest there are times we do become angry and blame God for a lot of things (whether God’s responsible or not): he’s too silent; unresponsive to our needs; and unrelenting when our sufferings persist. We beg for a problem to be removed and it just gets worse. We pray for a dying child and the child dies. Years ago a mother’s 10-yearold son was killed in a freak accident. She stopped going to church and said she couldn’t believe in a God who would allow such tragedies to happen. Her anger is understandable.

Yet, which of us can explain to her or ourselves the mysteries of life? We might wonder – does the tragedy really demolish her belief in a God, or is she so enraged at God she can’t let herself express the grief in a God, or is she so enraged at God she can’t let herself express the grief she feels he caused her? What if she could rage and wrestle with God? God can take it. Might an honest human interchange with God possibly introduce her to a greater and loving God who suffers with her? When such existential crises occur some people lose their faith while very many eventually find their faith strengthened. God’s amazing grace is a powerful thing. Can we express our anger with God, and of all things, it still be

considered prayer? Certainly! The Bible abounds with examples. The prophets rebuked God at times for their hardships. Many of the Old Testament Psalms are known as “Lament Psalms,” prayers of complaint. God was real to them and they felt free enough to express their frustration. Certain psalms present us with words and feelings we might ordinarily hesitate using. “Lord, why do you cast me off and hide your face from me?” (Psalm 88) Others express our reliance on the care of God and complain when it seems missing, “God you are my rock, so why have you forgotten me?” (Psalm 42) Job’s wife was so angry she told Job to “Curse God, and die.” (Job 2:9) Where else can we be totally

human if not before the One who made us? We can sing out our praise and gratitude to God. At other times we can pray our frustrations and anger. We can also shout out our feelings of forsakenness and empty them out, send them echoing through the universe. Then, as we so often do in our human-to-human relationships, we see things differently and recant until the next time. Being open to God lets God be open with us. We can be true to him and to ourselves. We appreciate anyone who accepts our feelings of anger and doubt and accepts them, especially God. We begin to trust such a one with the rest of ourselves. Our honest struggles with God can permit us to make great advances

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in our faith. We begin to understand life with insights we never had before. Some of us cling too long to our anger with Father Lou God or another Guntzelman person. To feel hurt and plan Perspectives vengeance is tasty to the undeveloped soul. It enables us to feel perpetually wronged, entitled to self-indulgence, and serve as an excuse for our lack of compassion toward others. We cynically print on our personal coat-of-arms, “Poor Me, Mean God.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

No purchase necessary for sweepstakes entry A local woman says she was shocked to learn her 87-year-old mother has been spending thousands of dollars on items in the mistaken belief the more she ordered the better chance she would have of winning a million dollar sweepstakes. Unfortunately, this type of thing has happened many times with senior citizens. Angie Pauly of Madeira said she discovered her mother wrote as many as five checks in one day, for a nearly two years, as she ordered merchandise from Publisher’s Clearing House. “I had one checkbook and I added up, just since July, what she had spent, and it was like $700,” Pauly said. After locating another checkbook, Pauly found

m o r e checks had been written so the total since July came to more than $1,200. Howard Ain “ S h e Hey Howard! p a i d $21.95 for ‘socket sensors,’ and I don’t know what you do with them – there are no directions. It’s just worthless stuff. She hasn’t even opened this box,” she said. “She gets this stuff and just sets it aside because she thinks its going to help her win, I think,” Pauly said. In many cases the items received do have some value. She paid nearly $38 for four silver dimes, but

when Pauly took them to a coin dealer she learned they were worth only $4. She has gone through many of the items, putting them in boxes and trying to see which ones she can return to try to get back some money. Pauly said she called Publisher’s Clearing House. “When I called, a supervisor was to call me back. That never happened. They were supposed to send me a list of things she could return. I’ve never gotten the list,” she said. So I called Publisher’s Clearing House and learned the firm is aware some senior citizens are spending thousands of dollars each year because they believe it increases their chances of winning the sweepstakes.

As a result, a company spokesman said the company set up a consumer aid program to try to weed out big spending seniors who are confused about this. He said 75 percent of those who respond to the company’s mailings return their entries without buying anything. The mailings include statements that you don’t have to buy anything to win but, he said, some seniors still don’t understand. After I explained the problem with Angie Pauly’s mother, the spokesman told me Publisher’s Clearing House will send her postage-paid labels to help her return the items so she can get back the money. As proof you don’t have to buy anything to win, the spokesman said most of

those who have won the major sweepstakes prizes at Publisher’s Clearing House over the years did not order anything with their winning entry.

Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Tickle your kids pink with healthy ice pops How is it that I can easily make, from scratch, a pastry-shop quality, multilayer Viennese torte with a delicate cooked pastry cream filling, yet have trouble sometimes with b o x e d cakes? I learned Rita why last Heikenfeld night at cake decoRita’s kitchen r a t i n g class. I forgot to follow the advice my teacher, Martha Buckler, gave: Don’t mix on too high a speed since that causes air bubbles. Instead, smack the cakes down on the counter to remove air bubbles before baking (my mom always did that), and bake at 325 degrees and not 350 degrees. You’ll have to bake a bit longer. Also if you’re using 9-inch round cake pans use two boxes of cake mix to fill them up nicely.

Ditto for a 9-by-13 if you want a nice, high cake. You’ll wind up having some leftover for another small cake.

Healthy pink lemonade dreamsicles for kids

For the mom who wants a healthier frozen treat for her kids. “I want to give them something that tastes good but is good for them,� she said. From my book “The Official Snack Guide.� These are great post-game snacks. 2 cups plain fat free yogurt 1 ⠄2 cup frozen pink or regular lemonade concentrate, thawed 1 teaspoon vanilla Blend everything together and pour into ice pop molds or four, 6-ounce paper cups. If making in cups, when partially frozen, insert craft sticks. To make orange dreamsicles: Substitute orange juice for the lemonade

Tips from Rita’s kitchen: If you’re going to serve these right from the cooler for the kids at the game, skip the sticks and pack plastic spoons.

Pour over corn mixture. Toss and serve. Serves four to six.

Farm stand corn salad

I found this recipe tucked into the gargantuan stack of recipes that I wanted to try. It turned out really good, but next time I think I’ll use a couple pouches of onion soup mix and double the water and flour since we could have used more gravy. The best part is it was so easy. Nice for a fall supper with boiled noodles.

Friend Mary Lee Olinger brought this to my home recently for an impromptu dinner with friends. Here’s the history of the recipe: It started with Martha Helmick, then went to Peggy Robinson and onto Mary Lee. It was pretty as a picture and delicious to boot. 4 ears fresh corn 11⠄2 lbs. asparagus or green beans (sometimes I use both ) 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1 ⠄4 cup basil, cut into small pieces 3 tablespoons minced red onion 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper

Old-fashioned pork roast with onion gravy


Mary Lee Olinger with corn salad. In large saucepan filled with salted boiling water, cook corn for seven minutes. Take corn out and submerge in cold water. In same pan cook asparagus or green beans until crisp tender. Take vegetables out and submerge in cold water. Cut kernels off corn, and cut up asparagus or green beans into 2-inch pieces. Put corn and vegetables in large bowl, add tomatoes and basil. Combine red onion, lemon juice, olive oil, and pinch of salt in small bowl.

About 3 pounds pork loin roast 1 envelope onion soup mix 1 â „2 cup water 1 â „4 cup flour Line a 9-by-13 pan with a double layer of aluminum foil, letting it hang out on all sides. Sprinkle soup mix in center. Put roast fat side down on soup mix. Fold foil over and seal. Cook in 300-


Old-fashioned pork roast and gravy. degree oven until pork registers 155 degree. This could take a couple hours or more depending upon the size. Check after two hours. Remove meat and measure drippings. Add enough water to make 2 cups. Pour into pan. Mix 1⠄2 cup water and the flour together. Stir into mixture in pan and heat to boiling. Boil a minute, check for seasonings and serve with meat. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

Areas of Mt. Airy Forest will be closed Select areas of Mount Airy Forest will be closed this fall and winter for park maintenance and natural resource management projects. The public is asked to observe the Trail Closed and Park Area Closed signs post-

ed in these parks. Mount Airy Forest areas, including Kirby Trail and Tanglewood, will be closed through Jan. 31 are: • Maple Ridge Lodge trails • McFarlan Woods and trails, Diehl Road area

• Kirby Trail (Kirby Road and Glenview); • Bradford-Felter Tanglewood Woods • Northside Woods • Greeno Woods. Call 352-4080 or visit

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BRIEFLY Covedale yard sale

The Covedale Garden District Group is hosting its fifth neighborhood yard sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Streets involved in the sale include Relleum, Ralph, Western Hills, Heuwerth, Sumter, Leders, Mimosa, Beechmeadow, Colonial, Brunnerwood, Pasadena, Gables, Parkview, Willowood, Covedale, Sidney and Cleves Warsaw. The community group’s new garden district T-shirts will also be for sale at various locations throughout the neighborhood during the sale.

Price Hill Oktoberfest

Holy Family Church will have Oktoberfest 2009 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the church, Hawthorne Avenue and West Eighth Street. Join Holy Family’s Parish and Men’s Societies for an evening of German fun and good times in the cafeteria. Food will include brats, metts, sauerkraut, German potato salad, chocolate cake and soft dough pretzels. Beer will be served. Entertainment includes a big six wheel, jumbo poker, split the pot and a cake booth. There will be hourly door prizes. Advance tickets are $1 or six for $5; at the door tickets are $2. For more information or to purchase tickets call the parish office at 921-7527.

The sky is falling

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., kicks off its Saturday Morning Children’s Series with an Art Reach performance of “Henny Penny: The Story of Chicken Little.” Based on the original folktale of the chicken who thought the sky was falling, the show starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. For details or to order tickets, call the box office at 241-6550.

Remus revisited

presentation on the life and times of George Remus. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the society’s headquarters, 3640 Warsaw Ave. Those who attend are asked to bring a Halloween snack to share.

Diamond Oaks preschool

Spaces are still available in classes for preschoolers at Diamond Oaks, 6375 Harrison Ave., for the 2009-2010 school year. All children must be 3 years old by Sept. 30, and be potty-trained. Classes are 9:05 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, beginning Oct. 20. Children in Diamond Oaks preschool classes are taught by a licensed teacher, assisted by students from the early childhood education program. Call Debbie Roddy weekdays after 2:30 p.m., at 6127031 or e-mail roddyd@

Job skills workshop

Learn Job Search Skills, a series of three workshops, will be offered free of charge in October through a partnership between Emanuel Community Center and Transition with Confidence, an outplacement services company. The workshops are geared to those currently in a job search and will cover the following topics: Oct. 13: Writing a Powerful Résumé; Oct. 20: Networking for Success; Oct. 27: Interviewing with Confidence. The workshops will be from 6-7 p.m. each night at Emanuel Community Center, 1308 Race St., in Over-theRhine. The workshops will be facilitated by Christopher Hall and Joyce Tull of Transition with Confidence. Participants are invited to

attend any or all of the three workshop sessions. There is no charge for the workshops but pre-registration is required by Oct. 6 and can be completed at, or by calling Emanuel’s Jenny Mendelson at 241-2563.

Financial workshop at Oak Hills

The Oak Hills adult education department is offering a “Strategies for Living Debt Free in the 21st Century” workshop from 6:15-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the high school. This one day workshop is aimed at helping people get out of debt using the same math system that groups use that you hear advertising on the radio, or see on TV. The workshop also gets into budgeting, while going over a system to evaluate your budget for the purpose of putting more money back in your pocket in various spending categories. There will be special emphasis on what people should be doing financially to make it through these touch economic times. Forest “Rick” Wilson, CPCU, AIU, AIM, AIS, will conduct the workshop. He has helped families through his workshops regain control of their financial future for over 10 years. The workshop will be offered through the Oak Hills adult education department. For more information, call 451-3595.

Carvers on display

The Cincinnati Carvers Guild, one of the oldest nonprofit carving clubs in the country, will present its 38th annual woodcarving show and competition from 10 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11, at the Joy


Piano man

The sign to Ed Horning Piano Tuning & Sales shop on Glenway Avenue contained last week’s Scavenger Hunt clue. The readers who called in a correct guess were: M a r y and Evelyn Adams, J a n and Dave Stockelman, the Hart P h a r m a cy shred team, M a r i l y n Leuenberger and Mickey Pa n k o . Play again by turning to A1 for this week’s clue.

Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road. Admission is only $4. All military in uniform, scouts in uniform, and children under 12 with adult are admitted free. There will be exhibitors displaying and selling their hand-made creations in wood, and entering their sculptures in competition. This is an opportunity to: witness one of the best carving shows in Ohio, chat with the exhibitors, learn about woodcarving, attend free demonstrations, acquire

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See what you pay

Hamilton County property owners are again able to see what they will pay in taxes if proposed levies on the ballot on Tuesday, November 3 in their taxing districts are passed. County Auditor Dusty Rhodes has added specific

information on new levies on his Web site www.hcauditor. org. By accessing their property records, homeowners can go to the Levy tab on their property’s record main page to see the effect of new levies based on their property’s current value. “This is vital information which allows voters to see what they will pay if new tax levies are approved,” said Rhodes. “It is all a part of holding government accountable to the people who pay for it,” he added.

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The Price Hill Historical Society will explore the life of Price Hill’s most well-known bootlegger at its October meeting. Historical society member Roy Hotchkiss will give a

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Mercy Health hospitals win for being well-wired

For the third consecutive year Mercy Health Partners has been named one of the 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems in the nation. Ratings recently released by the American Hospital Association through its Hospitals and Health Networks magazine show that Mercy is again being recognized as a national leader in effectively applying information technology. The Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking study measures the use of information technology at 1,314 hospitals nationwide. The survey reviewed how hospitals use new technology to address five key areas: safety and quality, customer service, business processes, workforce, and public health. At Mercy Hospital Mount Airy and Mercy Hospital Western Hills, advancements in technology are helping patients every day. The hospitals both provide digital mammography,



which is proven to be far more effective in the early detection of breast cancer. Digital imaging provided through the Picture Archive Communications System also enhances the results from all types of imaging studies, from x-rays to CT scans, helping provide better outcomes for patients. And new technology is being used at the hospitals to improve patient safety in a variety of ways, such as making sure every patient receives the right medication and the right dose, at the right time. “Winning the ‘Most Wired’ award once was a great accomplishment for our organization,” said Paul Hiltz, president/CEO of

Mercy Hospital Mount Airy. “To win it three times shows that the technology we are implementing is truly making a difference for our patients and physicians.” Mercy is also beginning to implement a new electronic medical records system that will increase digital connections among all sites and provide better coordinated heath care; which means safer, higher-quality medical care and more convenient services for patients. “Keeping up with the latest advancements is always important because there are strides being made all the time in health care technology,” said Patrick Kowalski, president/CEO of Mercy Hospital Western Hills. “This recognition shows we are doing a great job as an organization of effectively implementing new technology that can change lives and save lives.” For more information on the 100 Most Wired, visit

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Irish visit

The Bayley Place campus was ringing with Irish folk songs as teens from the Ulster project performed for residents. The Ulster Project consists of Catholic and Protestant teens from Northern Ireland living for a month with Catholic and Protestant American teens. One of the goals of the project is to promote reconciliation between Northern Irish Catholics and Protestants by fostering tolerance, understanding and friendship among future leaders. During their time in the states, the teens not only participate in fun activities such as trips to Kings Island, shopping and movies, they also take part in service projects like visit Bayley Place. Bayley Place resident Mary Heintz was especially excited to meet John Maguire, who lives in Enniskillen, just minutes from the small town where her father was born and raised. Pictured from left are John Maguire, Mary Heintz and Lisa Patterson of Northern Kentucky.


Cincinnati Zoo and 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 e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m.-noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. 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 E-mail League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff

its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. 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. Call 702-8373.


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301.

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black Achievers 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 e-mail melittasmi@


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

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Alzheimer’s Association – Volunteers are being asked to move in support of the fight against Alzheimer’s disease at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Memory Walk. Organizers of the annual fundraising event, which will be Saturday, Oct. 3 at the P&G Pavilion at Sawyer Point, are currently recruiting volunteers to serve on the planning committee and to assist with logistical needs. Planning committee co-chairs for this year’s Memory Walk are Becky Reynolds of Saturn of Western Hills and Mark Cawley of Cawley Chiropractic Health Center in Boone County. Anyone interested in assisting in the planning of the Memory Walk are asked to call Reynolds at 699-4900 or Cawley at 859-525-2222. Serving as the primary national fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, Memory Walk is an annual event that brings those affected by Alzheimer’s, family members and community together in a show of love, remembrance and support. Participants can register online at For more information on how to register a fundraising team, contact Marcy Hawkins at 721-4284 or e-mail: Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail


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Bringing plants indoors for the winter If you’ve been growing your tropical plants outdoors all summer, as summer fades and fall arrives, it’s time to get them ready to go back inside the house for the winter. Begin this process in mid to late September, so the plants will be ready to go indoors before the weather gets too cold. And always keep an eye open for that early frost! Bringing Plants Indoors – The first thing to do is to move your tropical or non-hardy plants into a shady location outside, and leave then there for 10 days to two weeks. This helps to acclimate them to the lower light conditions they’ll be receiving once inside your home. By the way, during this time, do be aware of possible cold temperatures and even frosts, where your plants will need extra protection! Just before bringing them inside, there are three things for you to do. Hose them off with a strong stream of water. You may even want to do this a couple times while they’re acclimating in the shade. This helps to blow off any insects that may be hanging out on the plants. Immediately before bringing them inside, give your plants a good spraying of insecticidal soap, making

Dino discovery

The Feltner family of Covedale recently received two tickets to the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit and two tickets to the Omnimax film “Dinosaurs Alive,” and were entered into a drawing to win an Explorer family membership. The family found a velociraptor “hatchling” as part of the museum’s Dinosaurs on the Loose contest. Nine hatchlings were hidden around the area. The Feltners found one in Delhi Park. Pictured are Mackenzie, 8, Caitlyn, 6, Olivia, 3, and Sara, 18 months.

Madeira High School Class of 1999 – is having a reunion Saturday, Oct. 3, at Montgomery Inn Restaurant in Montgomery. Contact Amy Hepburn at Namie24@, or at 238-0573. South Fairmount Family Reunion – for families from 1920-1970, will take place from noon to whenever Sunday, Oct. 4, Harvest Home Park, North Bend Road, Cheviot. Renew old acquaintances and see old friends. No alcohol or glass is permitted. Bring food and drinks. Our Lady of Perpetual Help – is having a reunion for all graduates from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. William’s Church Undercroft, West Eighth and Sunset avenues, Price Hill. Cost is $15 per person and includes soda, beer, chips, pretzels, bartender, hall rental and music by Jerry “Tiger” Iles. Donations given to Santa Maria Community Services, Sedamsville Civic Association and other organizations. Graduates are asked to bring a snack to share. Last names from A to M are asked to bring appetizers. Names from N to Z are asked to bring desserts. Mail reservations to Pat Oates Telger, 4125 Pleasure Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45205. Include name, name of spouse or guest, address, phone number, e-mail address, year

graduated and a check for $15 made out to Pat Telger. For questions, call Marlene Mueller Collinsworth, 921-0620; Cathy Boone Dryden, 859-282-1788; Kathy Oates Finkelmeier, 4514392; Jane Corns Garrett, 4517420; Jenny Corns Newman, 451-8787; Judy Oates Paff, 9228708 or Telger at 251-4507. Deer Park High School Class of 1944 – is having its 65th reunion from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Golden Corral, Mason-Montgomery Road. Classmates coming from the north on Interstate 71, turn left from the exit 19 ramp. Classmates coming fron the south on 1-71, turn right from exit 19. The restaurant is next to United Dairy Farmers. Everyone will pay for their dinner, which includes everything on the buffet. Classmates should tell the employees they are with the Deer Park reunion. RSVP by calling 891-8097, or e-mailing The 1959 graduating class of Resurrection School – in Price Hill is planning a 50-year reunion for Oct. 10. If you are a member of the class or know someone who was, please call either Eleanor (Kraft) McSwiggin at 941-4619, Bob Honkomp at 921-3762 or Jack Lisk at 921-3670 .

only as needed, watch for outbreaks of insects and catch them early, and your tropical plants should make it through the winter, and be ready to get back outside late next spring. We also suggest a good rinsing off several times through the winter, and the shower is the perfect place to do it! It knocks off many bugs, cleans the leaves, and the plants love the water and the humidity in the shower. Use lukewarm water, and let them shower for five to 10 minutes. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@




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St. Margaret Mary School in North College Hill Class of 1969 – is conducting a 40-year reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road. For details, contact Andy Kleiman at 859-441-6248. Hughes High School Class of 1969 – is planning to celebrate its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a dinner/dance at the Grove of Springfield Township. Classmates from the classes of 1967, 1968 and 1969 will be the hosts of this reunion. To make this the “Reunion of the 60s Decade” we are inviting other alumni classes from 1965 through 1969 to join in. Come out for a fun evening of catching up with old friends, dining and dancing. Help is needed

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grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Genevieve Temple, Phyllis Bramlage, John, Joseph, Charles, Donald Bess. Services were Sept. 21 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

John J. “Butch” Doerger, 62, Delhi Township, died Sept. 24. He worked for the Hamilton County Park District. Survived by wife Paula Doerger; sons Brian, Brad Doerger; granddaughters Maria, Jenna; sister Etta Felix. Preceded in death by sister Peggy Weiss. Services were Sept. 28 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Dominic Church, the Delhi Township Police Department or American Diabetes Association.

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Angela Hounshell, 42, died Sept. 24. She was a homemaker. Survived by her children Christopher Bishop, Brian Hounshell, Corey Vaugh, Brandon Keith; fiancee Jay Eschman, father Preston Bishop, grandchildren Becca, Jazmyn, Jayden; siblings RIck and Rebecca Bishop. Preceded in death by her mother Darlene Bishop. Services were Sept. 29 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.


DEATHS Georgia Lewis

Georgia Taylor Lewis, 75, Price Hill, died Sept. 12. She was an insurance adjuster for Hartford Mutual. Survived by children Darlene, Alica, Rebecca, Kenny; grandchildren Larry, Regina, Sue, Brian, Keith, Christina, PJ, Kenny Jr., Nick, Stacey, Josh, Brittany, Kayla; siblings Jean Kelly, Allen Taylor; 14 great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild. Preceded in death by sons Tony, Randy, parents, two brothers. Services were Sept. 17 at Radel Funeral Home.

Kathy Menke

Kathy Shannon Menke, 69, died Sept. 23. She was a registered nurse. Survived by children Gerald, Daniel Menke, Jeanne Haungs; granddaughter Ilse Menke; brothers Tim, Dan Shannon. Preceded in death by sister Jean Luckey. Services were Sept. 28 at St. Catharine of Siena. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

James Nixon

James Nixon, 53, Price Hill, died Sept. 21. He was a printer. He was an Air Force veteran. Survived by companion Carol White; daughters Catherine Byess, Lori Nixon, Kellie Shepherd, Missy Meyer; grandchildren Kelsey,

Joshua, Kayla, Nicholas, Joe, Jake, Ryan; brothers Paul, Larry, Billy Nixon; two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Earl, Clara Nixon. Arrangements by Final Wishes.

Hilda Reed

Hilda Hanselman Reed, 84, died Sept. 18 at the Riverview Community. Survived by sons Dave, Bill Reed; grandchildren Heather Vandulman, Haley, Hannah, Sarah, Alex Reed; great-grandchildren Chelsea Vandulman; siblings Violet Davis, Ernie, Walter Hanselman; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Leonard Reed. Services were Sept. 25 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220-9990.

Selma Siler

Selma Louise Siler, West Price Hill, died Sept. 10. She was a teacher in the Cincinnati Public School District and at ABC Kiddie College. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Siler Church and Ashland Avenue Baptist Church. Survived by husband Charles Siler Sr.; children Peggy-Lynne SilerKoeppe, Charles Siler Jr.; grandchildren Ryan, Carissa Legg, Emily, Kyle Koeppe, Charles Siler III, Kevin,

CASE VA2009-4 The Delhi Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a hearing on an appeal from a decision of the Delhi Township Zoning Inspector on Tuesday evening, October 13, 2009 at 7:00 PM at the Delhi Township Administration Building, located at 934 Neeb Road, Delhi Township, Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati, 45233). This appeal, filed by Gary Seal (owner), requests that a variance be granted so to permit construction of an accessory structure (detached garage) in the south front yard at 6022 Rapid Run Road. The subject property is located in the “A2” Residence District as shown on the maps of the Delhi Township Zoning Resolution. The Zoning Resolution prohibits accessory structures in any yard other than a rear yard in all Residence districts. Anyone may appear in person or be represented by an attorney if they so wish. This request is on file at the Delhi Township Department of Development Services, located at 697 Neeb Road (Fire Department Headquarters), Cincinnati, Ohio 45233, and can be reviewed during regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) for at least ten days prior to the public hearing on the application. Thomas R. Stahlheber, Director Department Of Development Services 1001506006 LEGAL NOTICE DELHI TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS CASE VA2009-5 The Delhi Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a hearing on an appeal from a decision of the Delhi Township Zoning Inspector on Tuesday evening, October 13, 2009 at 7:00 PM at the Delhi Township Administration Building, located at 934 Neeb Road, Delhi Township, Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati, 45233). This appeal, filed by David Holt (owner), requests that a variance be granted so to permit construction of a residential addition (covered deck) having a south rear yard setback of twenty-eight feet (28’) at 722 Arborrun Drive. The subject property is located in the “A2” Residence District as shown on the maps of the Delhi Township Zoning Resolution. The Zoning Resolution prohibits residences, and additions thereto, having less than a thirty-five foot (35’) rear yard setback in the “A2” Residence district. Anyone may appear in person or be represented by an attorney if they so wish. This request is on file at the Delhi Township Department of Development Services, located at 697 Neeb Road (Fire Department Headquarters), Cincinnati, Ohio 45233, and can be reviewed during regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) for at least ten days prior to the public hearing on the application.

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Kristan Broering Strutz, 28, Delhi Township, died Aug. 16. She was a nurses’ aide at the Hillebrand Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Survived by husband John Strutz; children Aaron Broering, Ariellle, Allie, Abigail Strutz; parents Karen, Bernard Broering; grandmother Shirley Hausfeld; aunts and uncles Loretta, Rebecca, David, Steven Hausfeld, Carla Hennies, Kenneth Broering, Alicia Graber; cousins Lindsay, Nick Hennies, Amanda, Ryan, Jenny Graber. Preceded in death by grandparents Carl Hausfeld, Bernard, Susan Broering. Services were Sept. 26 at the Bible Chapel of Delhi Hills. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family in care of Fifth Third Bank.

Toni Weikel

Antoinette “Toni” Baumgartner Weikel, 91, Delhi Township, died Sept. 16. She was a homemaker. Survived by Greg, Doug, Tom, Gary Weikel, Judy Westerman; grandchildren Scott, Jeff Weikel, Christy Wright, Josh, Brian, Eric Weikel, Tiffany Malenfant, Nick Westerman, Eddie Carpenter; 13 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husWeikel band Herbert “Buzz” Weikel. Services were Sept. 21 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101, or Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

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Lominda Hicks; great-grandchildren Hannah, Roman Tolle, Sierra Miller, Kaiden Legg, Kaitlyn, Landen, Gloria Hicks; siblings Bettye Rose, Deborah Cooper, Joyce Bartlett, Nancye Snellings, Robert Yates Jr., Johnny, Charles Sr. Scarborough; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Linda Pike, Billy Scarborough. Services were Sept. 13 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Merry Carol Sackfield Westmoreland, 65, Price Hill, died Sept. 22. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Glen Westmoreland; children Amie Eckstein, Karen, Brian Westmoreland; siblings

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. Diana Devrieze, Gary Sackfield; six grandchildren; one greatgrandchildren. Services were Sept. 26 at the Central Church Of Christ. Arrange- Westmoreland ments by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cancer Association of Mercer County, P.O. Box 624, Celina, OH 45822 or Hospice of Cincinnati-Western Hills Unit, 3131 Queen City Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Betty Whitton

Elizabeth “Betty” “Slats” Engel Whitton, 78, died Sept. 20 at Maple Knoll. She was a packer for Partridge Meats. Survived by sister Catherine “Ditto” Reitenbach; nieces, nephews, and great- and great-greatnieces and Whitton nephews. Preceded in death by husband Vernon Whitton Jr., son Vernon Whitton III, siblings Marion Ramsey, John Engel. Services were Sept. 24 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Katherine Yeazell

Katherine Bradley Yeazell, 85, Price Hill, died Sept. 23. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Kathleen Blazer, Thomas Yeazell. Preceded in death by husband Melvin Yeazell, Margaret Schmidt. Services were Sept. 26 at St. William Church. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Mercy Franciscan at West Park, Yeazell 2950 West Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45238 or Hospice of Cincinnati 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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Victor A. Baumgartner, 83, West Price Hill, died Sept. 21. Survived by daughters Jacquline Daly, Vicki Frede, Sharon Dreyer, Marcia Pennekamp; grandchildren Dennis Daly, Amy, Drew Frede, Lauren, Baumgartner Christopher, Deanna Dreyer, Victor, Alex Pennekamp; sisters Ruth Martin, Joan Green; five greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Norma Baumgartner, sister Martha Laberdia. Services were Sept. 26 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Lawrence School Education Fund, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205 or Elder High School Scholarship Fund, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Michael M. Bess, 82, West Price Hill, died Sept. 15 at the Riverview Community. He was a welder for Glenway Industries. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Bonnie Bess; son Michael G. Bess Bess; siblings Patty Tierney, Bernard Bess; two


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Carrie A. Shavely, born 1977, endangering children neglect, 5949 River Road, Sept. 18. Eric Opp, born 1982, disorderly conduct and possession of drugs, 90 Ivanhoe Ave., Sept. 17. Anthony Lavender, born 1991, breaking and entering, 960 Grand Ave., Sept. 20. Billy J. Begley, born 1961, disorderly conduct, 3102 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 11. Chad Pitman, born 1973, possession of drug abuse instruments, 956 Kirbert Ave., Sept. 14. Elbert Amison, born 1983, aggravated menacing, 936 Chateau Ave., Sept. 18. Farrah Jones, born 1977, theft under $300 and criminal trespass, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 14. Jacklyn S. Teater, born 1977, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 14. Jason Jones, born 1984, assault, 841 Fairbanks Ave., Sept. 18. Lamoore Raphel Jones, born 1990, having weapon with drug conviction and firearm in motor vehicle, 960 Grand Ave., Sept. 20. Missy Barnes, born 1973, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 17. Tamicka Riley, born 1985, falsification, aggravated menacing and assault, 3528 Glenway Ave., Sept. 19. Walter D. Hayes, born 1980, obstruction of official business, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 14. Akeem Buchanan, born 1990, breaking and entering, 960 Grand Ave., Sept. 20. Charles Williams, born 1962, possession of open flask, 3605 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 12. Andrew F. Milam, born 1987, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 17. Darrel Frye, born 1953, possession of open flask, 939 Wells St., Sept. 12. Dianna Spikes, born 1982, falsification and telecommunication harassment, 1229 Quebec Road, Sept. 20. Eddie Martin, born 1991, trafficking and possession of drugs, 1005 Ross Ave., Sept. 17.

Margie Love, born 1957, possession of open flask, 939 Wells St., Sept. 12. Melissa Craig, born 1989, criminal damaging or endangerment, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 16. Pamula Ginyard, born 1970, domestic violence, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 20. Richard P.. Flammer, born 1972, cultivating marijuana, 756 Wells St., Sept. 14. Sedrick Denson, born 1991, obstruction of official business, 1024 Purcell Ave., Sept. 19. Victoria L. Snow, born 1957, possession of drugs, 3206 W. Eighth St., Sept. 15. Christopher E. Gray, born 1977, domestic violence, 4430 Guerley Road, Sept. 16. Howard J. Maher, born 1971, disorderly conduct and criminal damaging or endangerment, 4434 Ridgeview Ave., Sept. 16. Karneshia Choate, born 1989, disorderly conduct, 1057 Schiff Ave., Sept. 20. Reginald Grady, born 1980, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and aggravated menacing, 4905 Relleum Ave., Sept. 18. Robert Wayne Young, born 1978, domestic violence, 4270 Delridge Drive, Sept. 20. Sasha Townsend, born 1990, menacing, 3962 W. Eighth St., Sept. 18. Terrence Faison, born 1971, unlawful use of vehicle joyriding, 822 Academy Ave., Sept. 20. Timothy Schaffner, born 1983, violation of temporary protection order, 2295 Wyoming Ave., Sept. 17. Andre Curry, born 1972, violation of temporary protection order, 4680 Linda Drive, Sept. 18. Angel Lynn Martin, born 1979, failure to confine dog, 1515 Beech Ave., Sept. 11. Derrick Broach, born 1975, criminal damaging or endangerment, possession of drugs and assault, 1227 Dewey Ave., Sept. 16. Victoria L Snow, born 1957, passing check with insufficient funds, 1744 Iliff Ave., Sept. 15. William Johnson, born 1988, disor-

derly conduct and criminal damaging or endangerment, 4241 Glenway Ave., Sept. 18.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

543 Virgil Road, Sept. 17.

Breaking And Entering

1347 Manss Ave., Sept. 16. 1517 Manss Ave., Sept. 15. 1829 Wyoming Ave., Sept. 16. 3920 Glenway Ave., Sept. 13. 4359 Ridgeview Ave., Sept. 14. 731 Elberon Ave., Sept. 17. 847 Academy Ave., Sept. 15.


1633 Iliff Ave., Sept. 12. 1790 Provincial Court, Sept. 17. 1816 Minion Ave., Sept. 17. 2908 Glenway Ave., Sept. 16. 4316 W. Eighth St., Sept. 15. 952 Sunset Ave., Sept. 12.

Grand theft

1129 McPherson Ave., Sept. 16. 1917 Colony Drive, Sept. 13. 3952 W. Eighth St., Sept. 12.

Petit theft

6953 Home City Ave., Sept. 16. 1271 Ross Ave., Sept. 14. 1842 Wyoming Ave., Sept. 14. 3305 Freddie Drive, Sept. 15. 3505 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 15. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 14. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 17. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 17. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Sept. 17. 4241 Glenway Ave., Sept. 15. 4616 Rapid Run Pike, Sept. 13. 4896 Rapid Run Pike, Sept. 12.


800 Hawthorne Ave., Sept. 17. Theft of license plate 790 Wilbud Drive, Sept. 15.

Vehicle theft

1118 Rosemont Ave., Sept. 14. 1601 Manss Ave., Sept. 17. 336 Glenway Ave., Sept. 17. 828 Enright Ave., Sept. 16.

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REAL ESTATE Pedretti Avenue, Sept. 21. David Miley, 40, 3300 Glenmore Ave., operating vehicle under the influence, failure to comply at 6000 block of Cleves Warsaw Road, Sept. 18. Juvenile, theft at 5100 block of Orangelawn Drive, Sept. 19. Jacqueline Gillespie, 28, 4732 Delhi Road, theft at 4700 block of Delhi Road, Sept. 21. Jermaine Beavers, 37, 202 Pete St., drug possession at 400 block of Pedretti Avenue, Sept. 17. Philip Green, 35, drug paraphernalia at 400 block of Anderson Ferry Road, Sept. 15. Joshua Thielen, 22, 680 Karnak Drive, passing bad checks at 900 block of Neeb Road, Sept. 15.

Incidents Criminal damaging

Man reported convertible top cut at 4245 Copperfield Lane, Sept. 22. Woman reported vehicle damaged at 5359 Rapid Run Road, Sept. 17.

Misuse of credit card

Woman reported credit card used without permission at 4417 Foley Road, Sept. 22. Woman reported credit card used without permission at 567 Mitchell Way, Sept. 16.


Man reported tools stolen from vehicle at 5347 Cleander Drive, Sept. 22. Woman reported jewelry stolen at 5693 Anna Joe Court, Sept. 21. Man reported money stolen at 824 Woodyhill Drive, Sept. 22. Hot Wings Sports Bar reported money stolen at 5297 Delhi Road, Sept. 21. Man reported wallet stolen from vehicle at 680 Heavenly Lane, Sept. 16. Woman reported money, cell phone stolen at 421 Leath Ave., Sept. 17. Woman reported purse stolen from vehicle at 472 Pedretti Ave., Sept. 17. Man reported propane tank stolen at 1245 Ebenezer Road, Sept. 15. Woman reported checkbook, phone stolen from vehicle at 4735 Shadylawn Terrace, Sept. 15.


1209 Covedale Ave.: Oakes, Terry D. to Mumfrey, Valerie and Severino; $126,000. 1260 Tahoe Terrace: Ratterman, Debi M. to Galvin, Andrew; $165,000. 364 Glen Oaks Drive: Zimmerman, Teresa H. to Bock, Michelle A.; $98,000. 428 Kitty Lane: November, Jeffrey S. to Boiman, Sarah M.; $108,000. 4561 Foley Road: Liebisch, Tina M. to Grooms, Dustin; $63,500. 4561 Foley Road: Liebisch, Tina M. to Grooms, Dustin; $63,500. 5337 Rapid Run Road: Tristate Holdings Inc. to Sheedy Properties LLC; $49,000. 5337 Rapid Run Road: Bank of New York Tr. to Tristate Holdings Inc.; $42,900. 5355 Plover Lane: Mason, Alfred G. to Seig, Clifford E. Tr. and Elizabeth M. Tr.; $55,000. 6300 Swanbrook Drive: Roell, Kenneth J. and Julie to Bank of New York Tr.; $460,000.


1703 Wyoming Ave.: Thompson, Fred R. and Gloria J. to GMAC Mortgage LLC; $28,000. 340 Nonpareil St.: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to CRB Management LLC; $9,200. 341 Crestline Ave.: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to CRB Management LLC; $9,200. 342 Nonpareil St.: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to CRB Management LLC; $9,200. 3631 Eighth St.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Schenk, R. James and Eileen; $12,500. 584 Grand Ave.: Infinity Ventures LLC to Progressive Home Buyer Enterprises LLC; $105,000. 807 Considine Ave.: Browning, D. Todd to Eichhorn, Gregg J. and Katie S.; $19,900. 826 Considine Ave.: Infinity Ventures LLC to Progressive Home Buyer

About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Enterprises LLC; $105,000.


2378 Glenway Ave.: D.C. McCalister LLC to Federal National Mortgage Association; $30,000.


225 Twain Ave.: Stillwell, Stanley J. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $75,405. 6443 Revere Ave.: Prudential Relocation Inc. to Evans, Stephen P.; $62,500. 6701 Jersey Ave.: Sajna, Alyssa M. and Thomas J. to Chase Home Finance LLC; $56,000.


1012 Gilsey Ave.: Infinity Ventures LLC to Progressive Home Buyer Enterprises LLC; $35,000. 1221 First Ave.: Infinity Ventures LLC to Progressive Home Buyer Enterprises LLC; $105,000. 4016 Liberty St.: Drake, Virginia A. to Southard, Ronald S.; $30,000. 4136 Pleasure Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Trippel, Kevin W.; $45,900. 4802 Prosperity Place: Wealth Wise Properties LLC to Ahern, Terence D.; $32,000. 4802 Prosperity Place: HSBC Bank USA NA Tr. to Wealth Wise Properties LLC; $17,000. 860 Beech Ave.: Price Hill Will to Kenney, Meghan T.; $84,000.

Summerfair Cincinnati elects board members, trustees Summerfair Cincinnati, the nonprofit arts organization with offices in Anderson Township, has elected its board members and trustees for the coming year. Board members share the common goal of maintaining and enriching Summerfair’s mission of supporting artists and the arts year-round in Cincinnati. In addition to Summerfair Cincinnati’s volunteer board of trustees, the organization has a volunteer membership base of about 75. Membership in Summerfair Cincinnati is free and all that is required is attendance to a minimum of two general membership meetings and volunteering for three shifts at the fair. Summerfair 2010, the 43rd installment of Summerfair, will be held June 4, June 5 and June 6, at historic Coney Island and will feature 350 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country. Summerfair Cincinnati has been supporting and promoting local arts yearround in Greater Cincinnati for more than 40 years. The effectiveness of Summerfair activities has

earned the organization regional and national recognition including: Consistently ranking in the Top 50 as “Best Fine Art and Design Show” in Sunshine Artist magazine, an influential trade publication, including 2009; 2009 Print Excellence Award from the Printing Industries Association, Inc., Post-Corbett Award of Excellence, Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau Outstanding Service Award, Southwestern Ohio Art Education Award for Distinguished Organization,

American Marketing Association Community Impact Award and the National Association of Independent Artists’ Choice Award. Information about Summerfair can be obtained at or by calling 531-0050. The 2009-2010 Summerfair Cincinnati Board: • President – Dave Ziegler of North Bend; Procter & Gamble • VP of Membership, 2010 Fair Chair – Jayne Utter of Hyde Park; State Industrial Products

• VP of Finance – Dustin Minton of Maineville; SS&G Financial Services • VP of Operations – Roger Harding of Pleasant Plain; Kroger • Trustee – Linda Tache of Cincinnati; Community volunteer • Trustee - Jill Leslie of Delhi; JL Selections • Trustee and Secretary – Kelly Boschert of Anderson Township; Sibcy Cline, Inc. • Operations Committee, Special Events – Dianne Hight of Dayton, Ky.; Gardner Publications • Operations Committee,

IT – Roger Henthorn of Delhi; • Operations Committee, Grants – Krista Paas of Pleasant Ridge; Burgess and Niple • Operations Committee, Treasurer – Judy Jackson of West Chester; Livawatt Ltd. • Operations Committee, Fundraising – Joe Boschert of Anderson Township; TriHealth-Bethesda North Hospital • Operations Committee, Marketing – Ann Flynn of Anderson; Starglazers • Operations Committee, Volunteers – Anne Poppe of

West Price Hill; National Labor Relations Board • Operations Committee, Member Meetings – Jill Folzenogen of Delhi Township; Community volunteer • Operations Committee, Fair Chair Elect – Bob Hinman of Maineville; Queensgate Food Service • Advisory Member Jennifer Sierra of Dayton, Ky.; Silver Sun Studios • Advisory MemberJoshua Thompson of Covington; Bent, LLC. • Advisory MemberPaula Wiggins of Cincinnati; professional artist


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Commissioners OK Mercy Hospital plan By Kurt Backscheider

Mercy Health Partners’ plan to build a new hospital and medical office complex off North Bend Road near Interstate 74 will come to fruition unless the group of residents opposed to the proposal can stop it with a referendum. The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday, Sept. 23, to approve the zoning change allowing the development of the $200 million full-service hospital and office complex. Green Township resident Mark Broering Sr., who has led the fight against to the project, said the opposition group still disagrees with the location of the new hospital, and is still considering placing a referendum issue on the ballot. Broering has said the opposition is deciding as a group what they want to do and will go from there. Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune said he thinks it will be a an “outstanding project for Hamilton County, it certain-



ly will have a tremendous impact on Green Township. “It’s going to offer much needed emergency health

care services and hospitalization services for the people of the county outside of the central Hartmann urban core of this region, in an area where population continues to grow.”

Commissioner David Pepper said Mercy’s cooperation with Green Township officials and residents is one reason he supported the zone change. He said Mercy developed a plan, listened to feedback from the community and then adapted the plan to address the concerns raised by area residents. “I’ve been very impressed by the hard

work, patience and dedication to working with the community to work through a lot of the concerns,” Pepper said, addressing Mercy representatives at the meeting. “You’ve managed to make most people comfortable with what you’re doing and see how it fits as part of the big picture. “We’re excited about this project and what it means to the west side and Green Township,” he said. James May, president and chief executive officer of Mercy Health Partners, said Mercy looks forward to developing the new hospital and providing comprehensive, high-quality health care services for residents throughout western Hamilton County and beyond. “In the meantime, we will continue to provide exceptional care and grow the services offered at Mercy Hospital Mt. Airy and Mercy Hospital Western Hills,” May said in a released statement. Mercy plans to use the 60-acre site in Green Township as the hub for efforts to expand access to acute care,

Magic number According to the Hamilton County Board of Elections, if the group of Green Township residents organized in opposition of Mercy Health Partners’ plan to build a new hospital decides to try for a referendum it must collect 1,814 valid signatures from registered township voters and submit a petition for a referendum by Oct. 23. The number of signatures the group must collect is based upon the number of township voters who cast a ballot in the last gubernatorial election. A referendum issue cannot be on this November’s ballot since the filing deadline passed, but a referendum can be placed on the May 2010 ballot. primary care and a variety of outpatient services. Commissioner Greg Hartmann said the development is a “home run” for the area because of the number of jobs it will bring. The hospital will bring an estimated 1,200 jobs to the township. “On day one, the first day the hospital will be open, it will be the largest employer on the west side and that’s something that should be celebrated,” he said.

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INDIANA BROWN COUNTY Be renewed by fall’s magnificent colors! Delight your family with a visit to Indiana’s autumn haven and family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.


A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366)

LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

VENICE. Beautifully furnished 2BR, 2BA ranch with lake view, ga rage. 5 mi. to Venice Beach. Close to golf courses and Sarasota. $2500/mo. Discount for multiple months. Local owner, 859-746-9220, 653-9602

CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

SOUTH CAROLINA SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo. Our complex is just 20 feet to one of the World’s Best Rated Beaches! Bright and airy, nicely appointed. All amenities. Cinci owner, 513-232-4854


N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

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