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Spring tracking

Oak Hills boys track team may be one of the school’s best this year. The Highlanders have returning talent to contend for the top spots in the Greater Miami Conference. Read about Oak Hills and the other area teams in our track preview. – SEE STORY, A7

Fish Friday

For a list of area fish fries, see “Things to do in the neighborhood” on B2.

Merit finalist

Eric Wesseling is deciding where to go to college. The high school senior from Westwood has several to pick from after being named a National Merit Finalist. – SEE STORY, A3

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Cleves pursuing for May ballot Officals having open house to explain village’s needs By Jennie Key

Cleves officials are hosting an open house next week to talk with residents and build support for a 6-mill operating levy on the ballot May 3. The open house, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Bloc Coffee Shop, 49 S. Miami Ave. It follows a free community breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the North Bend Masonic Lodge, 1 S. Miami Ave. Voters will decide a 6 mill operating levy that would generate about $317,000 annually. The proposed levy is for current operating expenses. Village Clerk/Treasurer Linda Bolton said the new levy would replace the 6 mill operating levy

that was up for replacement in November and was defeated by three votes. The loss of that levy meant the loss of roughly a third of the village’s Meyers general fund operating budget. Bev Meyers, vice mayor of the village, said the operating funds are vital to the village’s ability to provide services to residents. “Anyone who lives in a town wants a certain amount of services,” Meyers said. “They are going to cost something to provide.” Following the November levy failure, the village eliminated two full-time police officer positions and reduced the salaries of coun-

cil members and the mayor by $50 per month. Council also reduced other village employee salaries by 10 percent and modified the schedule for Mayor’s Court, which reduced the salaries for the magistrate and prosecutor. In December, council decided to contract with Miami Township Fire Department for fire, emergency medical and paramedic services. Council has pledged if the operating levy passes in May, the village will not ask for renewal or replacement of a 2 mill operating levy and 0.90 mill fire levy – both of which expire at the end of 2011. Meyers said the 2.25 mill levy paid by Cleves residents for paramedic services will also expire at the end of this year. The cost of a 6 mill levy to the owner of a $100,000 home will be

$182.43, but Bolton said homeowners should also remember their taxes will be reduced by $60.80 annually because the 2 mill operating levy won’t be renewed, $27.36 because the 0.9 mill fire levy would be eliminated and an additional $50.43 representing the 2.25 mill paramedic levy, which is also being dropped. She says the actual annual financial impact of the requested 6 mill replacement levy drops to $43.84 when you factor in decreases in taxes connected to the passage of the levy. Village officials have sent out two letters to village residents, one in January and one in March, to lay out the village’s financial situation to the taxpayers. The information is also posted on the village website at

Papin unites fellow real estate appraisers By Monica Boylson

“I usually start in the basement and work my way up,” appraiser Steve Papin tells the owner of a Lawrence Road home. The homeowner shows Papin the door to the basement and he begins working. As he descends the stairs five caged dogs bark and howl their displeasure with Papin’s arrival. With a clipboard in hand, Papin acts as an investigator. Carefully navigating through stacks of storage boxes, he points out supports added to the foundation to secure the house. He pulls out his camera, snaps a shot, and moves on. For Papin, 54, a resident of Bridgetown, this is routine, but no day is the same. Papin has been appraising property and home values for 35 years. He was named 2011 vice president of the Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (OCAP) and is the president-elect for 2012. Though he won’t admit it, Papin had competition for the position. He and nine others were presented to OCAP’s board of directors. Papin was nominated for his continued hard


Bridgetown resident Steve Papin stands in the kitchen of a Lawrence Road home he is appraising, making notes about conditions of the room. work and experience in the appraising field. In 2004, he helped form the Appraisal Group of Cincinnati (AGC) to unite appraisers in the Cincinnati area in “positive peer-to-peer networking,” Papin said. After seeing the success of AGC, the Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professionals was

formed in 2009. Papin said, “OCAP’s objective is to give a voice to the appraiser.” He became a board director for OCAP when it was formed because of his active involvement in Cincinnati appraising. “I was impressed by his integrity, character, and intelligence,” Ron Stickelman, board director and 2010 president of OCAP, said. “He is an example of the best talent in residential appraisal.” OCAP officials are happy Papin is part of the team. “We seek his experience and welcome his advice and insight,” said Tom Francis Jr., 2011 president of OCAP. Papin is excited to be a part of the growth of OCAP. “OCAP will have long-term success,” Papin said. “The whole premise is based on protecting the real estate consumer.” And that’s just what Papin believes. Standing in the living room of the Lawrence Road home, Papin writes his last notes on his clipboard, smiles, shakes the homeowner’s hand and walks out the door, gently closing it behind him. On to the next house.

Mercy senior Aly Ruch got a surprised after school last week. Her cousin returned home from Afghanistan a day early and greeted her after school. – SEE STORY, A2

Green Twp. repairing 14 streets this summer

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Green Township is scheduled to repair 14 streets throughout the township this summer as part of the 2011 Street Rehabilitation Program. The board of trustees approved a resolution Monday, March 14, to authorize Green Township Public Services Director Fred Schlimm to advertise for bids for this year’s program. Schlimm said the estimated cost to renovate 14 streets this summer is about $1.5 million. He said the number of township streets being repaired this year is down from last year. The township renovated 26 streets as part of the 2010 street rehabilitation program. “We’re spending the same amount of money, but we’re just not seeing that $1.5 million go as far as it used to,” Schlimm said. He said higher oil prices have caused asphalt prices to jump, and liquid asphalt is more expensive this year as well. Some of the township streets in need of repair this summer are quite long, which is also a factor for why

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fewer streets are on the list this year, he said. “We do as many streets as we can,” he said. Each year Schlimm and his staff inspect all the township’s streets and determine which will receive repairs based on a point system ratSchlimm ing the pavement conditions. “We drive each and every street in the township,” he said. The streets slated for repair this year are located in Bridgetown, Mack, Western Hills and White Oak. Streets will get new curbs where needed, and in instances where more than 60 percent of the curbs on a street need to be repaired all the curbs on the street will be renovated. Schlimm said the township is using tax increment financing (TIF) dollars to fund this year’s program. Residents should not expect any detours or major delays during the work, just the typical minor disruptions associated with

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The following streets are scheduled for repair as part of Green Township’s 2011 Street Rehabilitation Program: Beecherfalls Court La Grange Lane Berauer Road Linsan Drive Charity Drive Oakhaven Drive Edgebrook Drive Ridgedale Drive Elkwater Court Southknoll Drive Eula Avenue (from Wynnburne Avenue Moonridge to Edgebrook), Wynnburne Drive Farlook Drive road construction. “Generally, work starts around mid-May and we try to have all the construction completed by Halloween,” Schlimm said. In addition to the street rehabilitation program, Green Township will also completely reconstruct Blue Bird Lane as part of a separate project. The township is receiving a grant from the State Capital Improvement Program to pay for 50 percent of the reconstruction project, which Schlimm said should begin in early July.


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Quarter auction benefits Cleves’ Day family The Cincinnati North Networking Girls (CNNG) (www.cnng. will be holding Quarter Auction fun night to help support the Jim Day Family from Cleves 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Faith Fel-

lowship Church, 6734 Bridgetown Road. Jim was recently diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. He is the father of four young daughters, under the age of 10. His wife, Kim, is working four part-time

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jobs to help support the family. Jim is unemployed and the family has no health or life insurance. A Quarter Auction is a fastpaced evening where you bid (with quarters) on items of interest, with up to 100 items to bid

The Jim Day Family. If you are unable to make the auction, you can donated to the Jim Day Family at Cincinnati Federal Savings and Loan, 7553 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248.

Soldier makes surprise visit to Mercy As juniors and seniors left Mother of Mercy High School April 1, you could feel the excitement in the air. Most were looking forward to getting ready for their prom but as they approached the senior lobby to head to their cars they caught on to something even more exciting. Lance Cpl. Ben Erdman was waiting anxiously with a few family members for his cousin Mercy senior Aly Ruch to walk through the

doors. Ruch thought Erdman was returning from a seven-month tour in Afghanistan April 2, on her 18th birthday. What she didn’t realize was that her family was keeping a secret. Erdman, a member of Lima Company’s 3rd Battalion 25th Marines unit, returned to Columbus April 1 and his first stop was at Mother of Mercy to surprise his cousin and close friend. As classes were dis-

missed students began filling the senior lobby catching on to the buzz and hanging around to wait for Ruch’s arrival. As she walked through the lobby doors she caught site of her cousin and raced over to hug him and welcome him home amongst cheers and tears from students, faculty and family members. For more about your community, visit www.


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The Women’s Connection is once again inviting folks to enjoy an entertaining evening while supporting a good cause. The nonprofit neighborhood center is hosting its 13th annual Cabaret on Saturday, April 16, in Father Reardon Hall at St. William Church. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. “It’s our signature fundraiser for the year,” said Aimee Shinkle, marketing and development coordina-

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Ventriloquist Denny Baker, along with his pal, Arnold, entertains the crowd at last year’s Cabaret fundraiser hosted by The Women’s Connection. Baker will once again be part of the entertainment at this year’s event. tor for The Women’s Connection. “It offers a great opportunity for people to get together and support a great cause, and it’s a lot of fun.” She said event features the vocal ensembles from Elder and Seton high schools performing with The Starlight Band, under the direction of Dave Allen and Maribeth Samoya. And ventriloquist Denny Baker also helps entertain the crowd before the live auction begins. Shinkle said live auction items this year include a gourmet dinner for eight prepared by the Rev. Andrew Umberg, pastor of St. William; an historical tour of the Sister of Charity’s

Motherhouse followed by a wine and cheese reception; and a lunch for four prepared and served by West Side pizza legend Buddy LaRosa. A silent auction, basket raffle, major award raffle and split-the-pot chances will be part of the fundraiser as well, Shinkle said. Some of the other prizes include a week stay at a Lake Cumberland condominium, $500 cash, an overnight package in downtown Cincinnati and a handmade quilt. The Women’s Connection will also present its annual Community Service Award at the Cabaret. Last year’s recipient was Maribeth Samoya. Shinkle said

the award winner is kept secret until the presentation at the fundraiser. Shinkle said last year’s Cabaret raised more than $40,000 for the organization. “It’s a great event for us,” she said. “We have a great committee who runs the entire event. This would not be such a successful event without all the hard work of the committee, they are unbelievable.” Tickets are $20 per person and include one basket raffle chance as well as appetizers, beer, wine and other refreshments. All proceeds go to The Women’s Connection. Space is limited, so it’s recommended to make reservations early. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. “It’s a very popular fundraiser,” Shinkle said. “We sell out every year.” For reservations or questions, call Shinkle at 4714673 or e-mail her at For more about your community, visit



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Resident attacks forum setup By Kurt Backscheider

Jeff Smith said it appears the Green Township Board of Trustees created a monthly public forum as a way to insulate itself from the glare of public scrutiny. The board of trustees hosted its first public forum before the regular trustees meeting on Monday, March 14. Two township residents spoke during the public forum, which the trustees established at the end of February to provide citizens a venue for expressing concerns and addressing the board. The board is hosting public forums from 5-5:25 p.m. prior to the first meeting of each month. The next forum is set for 5 p.m. Monday, April 11. Smith, a township resident who, along with township resident Gary Dressler, filed a federal lawsuit against the trustees in February alleging the township has violated freedom of speech rights, said the public forum is unnecessary because residents should have the right to address the board during regular meetings. “I feel the creation of this forum is nothing more than a half-hearted attempt by the trustees to resolve an issue that they believe is before the court,” Smith said. “If I felt like this was a sincere attempt, I wouldn’t be so cynical about it.” He said if there was such a demand for a public forum more residents would have shown up to address the trustees. The board established the

public forum two weeks after passing a resolution to create a new policy for the conduct of reguUpton lar trustees’ meetings. The new speaking policy explicitly states the public does not have the right to speak at regular board meetings. Trustee Chairwoman Tracy Winkler has said the purpose of board meetings is for the trustees to conduct township business, they are not public hearings. She said the township will continue hosting the public forums prior to the first trustees meeting of each month, and the trustees are also always available outside of meetings to discuss concerns with residents. “I hope in the future more people take advantage of the opportunity to address the board in a public forum,” Winkler said. Trustee Tony Upton said he thought the first goaround with a public forum went well even though only two people spoke. “I think once people catch on to it, it will be useful,” he said. “Anybody who wants to sign up and speak is able to do so. If you have a complaint, come to the public forum.” Upton said any assertion that the board created the forum to avoid public scrutiny is false. He said the forum is simply a way for residents to address the board and ensure the regular board meetings maintain focus on the regular business of the township.

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Westwood teen is National Merit Finalist Cathy Wesseling, Eric’s proud mother, said her son started at Walnut Hills in the seventh-grade after skipping the sixth-grade at Dater Montessori. She said he is a tutor in the Saturday Success Program at Walnut Hills and works at Price Hill Chili every Sunday. She said Eric has won numerous math awards and recently participated in the Cincinnatus Scholarship Competition. “His dream is to get a job with NASA,” Mrs. Wesseling said. Eric said he plans to study aerospace engineering, and has been accepted at the University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University, Purdue University, Penn State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Wesseling More than 1.5 million students enter the competition each year. Wesseling, who is a carrier for the Western Hills Press, said he took the PSAT near the end of his junior year, after getting ready for it by participating in a PSAT prep session at Walnut Hills. “I did a lot to prepare for the test,” he said. “I made sure I got a lot of good sleep the week leading up to the test, and on the morning of the test I made sure to eat a nice breakfast with a lot of protein.”

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Green Township resident Nita Thomas, who asked the board about its position on the estate tax during the first public forum, said she likes the new format. “I know there are several other townships in Hamilton County who use similar forums and it works well for them,” she said. “I think it’s good and it allows everyone a chance to talk.” Thomas said she’s sure the township’s forum could be criticized, but she thinks overall it’s a good process. “I think they needed to have some type of a public forum,” she said. Smith said he contends there would be no need for a separate public forum if the trustees acted in a responsible, ethical, accountable and open manner.

Eric Wesseling is fairly certain where he’ll continue his education next year, but he’s still considering his options. It’s not an easy decision for a 17-year-old high school senior who has offers from several prestigious universities. The Westwood teen has earned the right to pick a college because he was named a National Merit Finalist. Wesseling, a senior at Walnut Hills High School, is one of only 16,000 high school students in the country to receive the honor. “It has opened a lot of great opportunities for me,” he said. The National Merit Scholarship program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students

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Mount music department to host series of ensembles The College of Mount St. Joseph Music Department will host a series of music ensembles in the months of April and May. • Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. in the College Theatre; Mount Percussion Ensemble. • Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall; Mount Faculty

Artist Recital: Jin Hee Kim (violin) • Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m. in the College Theatre; Mount Symphonic Band • Sunday, April 17, 4:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall; Senior Recital: Kyle Vollmer (piano) • Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall; Mount Singers

• Thursday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall, Mount Jazz Ensemble • Tuesday, April 26, 4 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel, SC Motherhouse; Mount College Chorale • Thursday, April 28, 4 p.m. in the Recital Hall; Mount Music

Department Student Recital • Friday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall; Senior Recital: Ryan Brann (guitar) • Saturday, April 30, 4 p.m. in the Recital Hall; Suzuki Cello Recital: Students of Alice Ann O’Neill, SC • Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m. in the College Theatre; Mount Communi-

ty Band • Sunday, May 22, 3 p.m. at Seton High School Performance Hall- Glenway and Beech avenues; Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information please call the Department of Music at 513-244-4863.

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Health fair in Cleves

The Miami Township Senior Center will host its annul Health “A” Fair at Miami Center from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 16. The senior center is at 8 N. Miami Ave., Cleves. Dearborn County Hospital will once again be the cosponsor and administer the blood work. Anyone 18 or older is invited to participate

in more than 20 free and lowcost screenings. A comprehensive blood chemistry test is available for $30, a 12-hour fast is required. A prostrate cancer blood screening for men is $10, with no fast required. Confidential results will be sent to both the participant and their physician. Free health screenings offered will include pulmonary function, blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, and height and weight. Also, free colorectal cancer screening kits will be available for use at home. Preregistration is recommended at the Miami Center from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays or in the hospital community relations department weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Tuesday April 14. On the day of the fair, limited parking will be available at the Miami Center with additional parking at the Cleves Presbyterian Church, 25. E. State Road. For details, contact the center at 941-2854.

Mission dinner

Impact Church mission trip dinner will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday April 14, at Jim and Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. Cost is $15 and reservations must be made by Thursday, April 7, to Will Dunham, 812-656-8156 or Jim and Jack’s at 513-251-8156.


Students in art exhibit

Art students at Bridgetown Middle School were recently selected to have their work displayed in the Cincinnati Arts Association 2011 Student Art Show April 16-24. The show is in the Fifth Third Bank Theater at the Aronoff Center. The Bridgetown artists are all sixth graders. They are: Dylan Urk, Isabell Hassett, Lorraine Lowery, Emma Schmitt, Rachel Drewes, Holly Reuss, Jordyne Gaskins, and Andy Busker. The students are in art teacher Julie Amann’s classes. Only eight works were selected to represent Bridgetown based on the theme Community. A preview/reception will be 5 p.m.7 p.m. Friday, April 15. The show will be open 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

St. Martin’s first 50 years

Parishioners and former parishioners who were part of St. Martin of Tours parish in Cheviot in the 1920s-1950s are invited to share their memories at a gathering 1 p.m. Sunday, April 10. Attendees at the event, which will be held in Father Mick Hall at the church, will help document the first 50 years of the parish and school, including jubilees, Monsignor Metzdorf, organizations, Prof. Fehring, the colony school, the operas and plays, teachers and long-forgotten practices such as pew rent. Photos and memorabilia are welcome. A handicap entrance is available off of the parking lot of the church, 3720 St. Martins Place. For more information, contact the parish office at 513-661-2000.

Swim lessons, team

Mercy HealthPlex Western Hills Aquatic Department will offer group swim lessons for all ages beginning April 9, 10 and 12. Private and semi-private lessons are also available by appointment. The facility also offers Sea Cubs to provide the transition from swim lessons to swim team. Participants will focus on the four competitive strokes, starts, turns, conditioning and safe diving technique. Mercy HealthPlex is at 3131 Queen City Ave. in Westwood. For registration or additional information, call Annie Macke at 513-389-5498 or email

Homebuyer help

Working in Neighborhoods will offer free home buyer class from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday April 11 and April 18, at Elder High School. The program is for firsttime buyers and will provide information on mortgages, credit and how it affects your ability to buy a house, how to apply for a loan, what to look for in a home inspection, working with a Realtor, and much more. This nine-hour certificate class is free of charge and meets the criteria for a firsttime home buyer grant and incentive programs, including the American Dream Down Payment Initiative.


Help clean up

The Covedale Garden District Group is seeking additional volunteers to help with the monthly litter pickup. Volunteers meet the last Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the corner of Covedale and Ralph avenues. For more information email, or call Amy Pearson at 251-8532. Trash bags, gloves and refreshments are provided.

Diamond Oaks preschool

Registration for the Diamond Oaks preschool begins March 31. The classes, for 3 to 5 year olds, are taught by a licensed teacher who is assisted by students from the early childhood education program. All children must be 3 by Sept. 30 and must be pottytrained. Classes are 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting in mid October. For details, call Debbie Roddy at 612-7031 after 2:30 p.m. weekdays or email

Curves collects food

During the month of April, Curves gyms in the Cincinnati area will participate in the 13th annual Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit area food banks. Current members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves reusable food drive grocery bag. And, from April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of non-perishable food or make a minimum donation of $30. For more information about Curves women’s gyms in the Cincinnati area and the 2011 Curves Food Drive, contact one of the following Curves locations: • 8588 Winton Road, at 513-931-1300 or 9741WG7@; • 1 Eswin Street, at 513591-3300 or 97PF9BLK@; • 5703 Cheviot Road., at 513-662-2254 or 97X3E4ML@; • 8441 Colerain Avenue, at 513-741-2800 or 9BJY0BY@; or go to

Spring cleaning

The Hamilton County yard waste drop-off sites are now open. One of three sites is at Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Others are at Rumpke landfill and at Bzak Landscaping in Anderson Township. The sites are open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Kuliga Park will be closed April 24, July 2 and July 3.

New impound hours

The Cincinnati Police Department’s impound lot has news hours of operation. From Monday through Friday, the lot will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, the lot is open 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Vehicles towed by the police department can be claimed during these hours. The impound lot is at 3425 Spring Grove Ave. The phone number is 352-6370.


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Mother of Mercy offering tech sessions Mother of Mercy High School's INTERalliance Team is featuring two more technology sessions to help the older generation become acquainted with technology tools that have become the wave of the future.

• Monday, April 11: Facebook & Social Networks • Monday, April 18: All About Apple. Learning will take place in oneto-one mentoring sessions from 3:30-4:30 p.m in Mercy's Mac and PC labs, 3036 Werk Road.

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Cincinnati history

Three Seton High School seniors got an interesting view of Cincinnati history from the Queen City Optimists Club. Andrea Book. Mary Leisgang and Kelly Leonard visited the club as part of their Cincinnati history class project. The students met with former Gov. Bob Taft and Warren G. Harding IV. They also viewed a collection of paintings at the Queen City Club. Pictured from left are Andrea Book, Mary Leisgang, Kelly Leonard and former Gov. Bob Taft.


An even dozen St. Xavier High School students recently became National Merit Finalists. Seniors Patrick Ahern, Louis Bodkin, Matthew Cooney, Soubhik Das, Andrew Goldschmidt, Logan Herbers, Avinash Joseph, Douglas Kirkpatrick, Andrew McLaughlin, John Riestenberg, Steven Schmidt and Eric Swank all earned the honor.

St. X has dozen merit finalists An even dozen St. Xavier High School students recently became National Merit Finalists. Named were seniors Patrick Ahern, Louis Bodkin, Matthew Cooney, Soubhik Das, Andrew Goldschmidt, Logan Herbers, Avinash Joseph, Douglas Kirkpatrick, Andrew McLaughlin, John Riestenberg, Steven Schmidt and Eric Swank all earned the honor. St. Xavier Principal Dave Mueller (’72) and President Father Tim Howe S.J. – along with members of the guidance department – recognized the achievement with a ceremony Feb. 25. Honorees received congratulations and certificates from the National Merit Scholarship Program for their efforts. All 12 – representing the top

The program has been in place since 1955 and will provide more than $36 million in scholarship opportunities this year. one percent of PSAT scores across the country – remain in the running for scholarship money from National Merit. The program has been in place since 1955 and will provide more than $36 million in scholarship opportunities this year. Many colleges and universities offer semifinalists and finalists additional scholarships to help boost their academic profile. The National Merit finalists join

classmate Marcus Hughes, who became a National Achievement Scholarship finalist a week earlier. “Obviously you have done wonderful things with your minds,” said Mueller. “We know you will continue doing that. We also want you to continue the good work you do with your hearts, to keep being the men for others you are.” “Thank you for all the hard work you do,” Howe told the semifinalists. “It's a great accomplishment for you personally, but it's also something people from the outside look at to see if St. X is all it says it is. Thank you for helping us let people know this is a great school with excellent and motivated students.”

Green teens


Seton High School students recently were invited to several Cincinnati elementary schools to share the importance of living a green life. In conjunction with the Keep Cincinnati Beautiful Growing Green Habits Program, Seton students introduced the “Don’t Trash the ‘Nati” initiative and eco-friendly habits to a younger generation. The program also allows Seton students to develop their leadership skills and feel like stewards of the environment. Pictured from left are freshmen Amy Krumpelbeck, Macy Wauligman Katie Nanney teaching eco-friendly habits to elementary students at St. Lawrence School.

Elder’s Steel Drum Band performs with Cincy symphony The Elder Steel Drum Band performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Music Hall on Feb. 8 and March 2. The Steel Drum Band played before an audience of 3,000 as part of the Symphony’s Young People’s Concerts program on percussion. The steel drum band, originally formed by students in 1993, was re-structured in 1998. Under the direction of Elder music teacher Jack Anderson, the group performs in concerts and festivals all over the Greater Cincinnati area. Their music represents many

styles including traditional Caribbean, Latin, jazz, pop, and classical. In their travels, the band has performed at Disney Magic Music Days in Orlando, the Wheeling Park Steel Drum Festival in West Virginia, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and the Virginia Beach Panorama Competition. They have also released a CD entitled “It’s About Time.” The Elder Steel Drum Band will play at Miami University’s Millett Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, as part of PanFest 2011. This performance combines

The Elder Steel Drum Band performs with the Symphony on March 2. world-renowned steel bands, regional high school bands, and the MU Steel Band, along with leading artists the Pan Ramajay Trio and Liam Teague. More information is available on Elder’s

website, Steel Drum members include Joe Bedel, Rhys Boatwright, Patrick Cole, Ross Eppensteiner, Scott Essen, Brian Galvin, Nick Goedde, Kenny Kinnemeyer,


Dylan Metz, Tyler Pate, Stephen Weber and Zach Maurmeier, and Seton High School students Dallas Beardsley, Noelle Hingsbergen, Emily Igel, Allison Lauck and Jackie Waller.


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McAuley Latin team is top in state from all-girl school 1,000 delegates. Sophomore Samantha Nissen ranked in the Top 15 Latin students in Ohio. Out of the nearly 1,000 delegates at the convention, Nissen finished 13th overall in just her second year of Latin. She also finished in second place in Roman life, third place in Latin reading comprehension, Latin sight reading and vocabulary, fourth place in derivatives, fifth place in Latin grammar, sixth place in the academic pentathlon, eighth place in mythology and ninth place in Roman history. In the creative and artistic awards, Nissen earned a second-place ribbon in drawn chart and seventh-place ribbon in oil and acrylic painting The Latin II Certamen team was state runner-up. Team members are captain Mollie Effler, Nikki Hoffman, Lizzy Lawson and Samantha Nissen. The alternate was Selah Meyer. The Latin I Certamen team were state semi-finalists. Team members are Sydney Brown, Amanda Cobb, Monica Herrmann and Rachel Koize, and alternates Jessie Conway and

For the sixth consecutive year, McAuley High School was the top all-girl school at the Ohio Junior Classical League State Convention. McAuley finished seventh overall, out of 27 schools, the fifth straight top 10 finish for the Mohawks. Members of the McAuley Latin Club won 85 ribbons, medals, trophies and awards. Sophomore Mollie Effler was the state champion in mythology. She also finished in third place in Roman life, fourth place in derivatives and vocabulary, sixth place in Latin grammar and Latin sight reading, and seventh place in the academic pentathlon, Latin reading comprehension and Roman history, and received a 10th place ribbon in sculpture. Sophomore Nikki Hoffman was state champion for dramatic interpretation, based her performance of a monologue as the character, Medea. Hoffman was also awarded a Best in Show ribbon and asked to perform her speech in front of the entire convention of nearly

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Pictured is McAuley’s state runner-up Certamen team, all of whom are sophomores. From left are Lizzy Lawson of Mount Healthy, Mollie Effler of Amberley Villiage, Sam Nissen of Valleydale and Nikki Hoffman of Greenhills. Mary Vosseberg. The Latin Club earned two gold medals for their club publication (the editor is junior Sarah Pierce and head writer is junior Lizzie Kibler) and for club service in the Relay for life and Project Linus, and at the Ronald McDonald House. McAuley was awarded first place in club spirit for the girls’ creative Grease/Greece theme and energetic cheering. The McAuley Latin Club T-shirt with its retro ‘80s theme also won first place. Other students who won awards were:

• Katarina Anhofer (Latin III) – Seventh place in modern myth, ninth place in mythology and pastels, and 10th place in dolls and poetry. • Erin Bepler (Latin IV) – 10th place in pencil drawing. • Amanda Cobb (Latin I) – Ninth place in Roman history. • Christine Conway (Latin IV) – 10th place in mythology. • Jessica Conway (Latin I) – Eighth place in dolls. • Gabby Dangel (Latin I) – Sixth place in woodworking.

• Beth Davish (Latin II) – Seventh place in textiles. • Abbie Doyle (Latin II) – Ninth place in modern myth. • Taylor Gelhausen (Latin I) – 10th place in children’s book. • Monica Herrmann (Latin I) – Eighth place in academic pentathalon and 10th place in mythology. • Molly Huey (Latin III) – Second place in cartoon, fourth place in doll and fifth place in pastels. • Ashley Johns (Latin IV) – First place in sculpture, fifth place in textiles, sixth place in ink drawing and

ninth place in computerenhanced photo. • Celina Junker (Latin II) – Sixth place in watercolor and ninth place in mixed media. • Sarah Kist (Latin III) – Sixth place in colored pencil drawing and 10th place in mixed media. • Rachel Koize (Latin I) – Third place in large model, fourth place in Latin sight reading, and eighth place in Latin grammar and Latin reading comprehension. • Elisa Manning (Latin II) – Fourth place in dolls. • Alison Moore (Latin I) – Third place in oil and acrylic painting. • Ashley Musick (Latin III) – Eighth place in Ceramic pottery. • Sarah Pierce (Latin III) – Fifth place in drawn map, and sixth place in constructed chart and jewelry. • Olivia Schaefer (Latin I) – Fifth place in games. • Emily Schwartz (Latin II) – Fifth place in decorative stitching. • Stacy Smith (Latin I) – Fifth place in original myth. • Mary Vosseberg (Latin I) – 10th place in Latin literature. • Zoe Widmer (Latin I) – Fifth place in sculpture. • Madison Woodward (Latin I) – Sixth place in games.

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The week at La Salle

• The La Salle boys track team placed first in the La Salle Legends Classic, March 26. La Salle’s Ethan Bokeno won the 800 meter in 2 minutes, .83 seconds; Travis Hawes won the 1600 meter in 4 minutes, 34.79 seconds; Rodriguez Coleman won the 300 meter in 31.68 seconds; Drew Michel won the 3200 meter run in 10 minutes, 6.80 seconds; Linden Ayoki won the discus with 156 feet, 3 inches; and Andrew Silber won the pole vault at 14 feet. On March 31, La Salle placed first with a score of 212 in the Fairfield Invitational. La Salle’s Coleman won the 110 meter hurdles in 14.8 seconds; La Salle won the 800 meter relay in 1 minute, 31.8 seconds, and the 400 meter relay in 44.97 seconds; Coleman won the 300 meter hurdles in 40.4 seconds; Bokeno won the 800 in 1 minute, 57.3 seconds; La Salle won the 1600 relay in 3 minutes, 30.62 seconds; Jesse Back won the discus in 152 feet, 3 inches; and Silber won the pole vault at 13 feet.

The week at Oak Hills

• The Oak Hills boys track team placed second with a score of 123 in the Wildcats All-Comers, March 26. Oak Hills’ Konkloy won the 100 meter in 11.2 seconds; Cody Lacewell won the 1600 meter in 4 minutes, 35.9 seconds; Lacewell won the 3200 meter run in 10 minutes, 21.1 seconds. On March 31, Oak Hills placed second with a score of 105 in the Fairfield Invitational. Oak Hills’ Kevin Konkoly won the 100 meter in 11.35 seconds; Cody Lacewell won the 1600 meter in 4 minutes, 27 seconds; Konkoly won the 400 meter in 49.75 seconds; Konkoly won the 200 meter in 22.66 seconds. • In girls track, Oak Hills placed third with a score of 81, March 26, in the Wildcats All-Comers. Oak Hills won the 4x200 meter relay in 1 minute, 59.8 seconds. On March 31, Oak Hills placed seventh with a score of 46 in the Fairfield Invitational, March 31.

The week at Taylor

• The Taylor boys track team placed sixth with a score of 20 in the Wildcats All-Comers, March 26. • In girls track, Taylor placed sixth with a score of 30 in the Wildcats All-Comers, March 26. • In baseball, Taylor beat Lockland 25-2 in five innings, March 28. Taylor’s Sean Weisgerber scored a homerun and had two RBI. On March 29, Roger Bacon beat Taylor 146. Taylor’s Eric Musser was 24 with a homerun. On March 31, Taylor lost 84 to Reading. Taylor’s Overbeck pitched eight strikeouts, and Zach Brisker scored a homerun and had an RBI. • The boys tennis team beat Ross 5-0, March 29. Taylor’s Danny Rapking beat Vatter 6-0, 6-2; Creemer beat Meyer 6-3, 6-0; T. Rapking beat Allen 7-6 (7-0), 6-0; Josh Allen and Salamone beat Meyer and Lowmax 7-5, 4-6, 7-5; Alex Engels and Rueve beat Meadows and Wheeler 6-4, 6-2. • In softball, Taylor lost 6-3 to Reading, March 31. Taylor’s Kaylyn Schmitz hit a double and had three RBI.

The week at Mercy

• The Mercy girls basketball team placed third in the GGCL Relay Meet, March 26. Mercy won the discus at 179 feet, 11 inches. • In girls track, Mercy placed third with a score of 68, March 31.

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Seton aims for topthree league finish By Tony Meale

The Seton High School track team returns 10 starters this season, but oddly enough, none is a senior. In fact, there are no seniors on the team. “We have no seniors, but (we have) a talented and committed group of juniors and sophomores,” Saints fourth-year head coach Karen Berling said. Seton returns three legs of its 4x100 relay team – sophomore Haley Rollison and juniors Ashley Niemann and Kaitlyn Cappel – which set a school record and finished first in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League last season. Cappel was also GGCL honorable mention in the 100- and 200-meter dashes; she is within 0.7 seconds of the school record in the 100. Also returning are Anna Goettke, a GGCL runner-up and regional-qualifier in the high jump, Leigh Cucinotta, who throws the shot put, and Anne Pace, who specializes in the 1600 and 3200. Other returners include Samantha Beeler, Amanda Boeing, Ashley Eversole, Emily Heine and Natalie Rudolf. The Saints finished fourth at the GGCL Meet last season, just 2.5 points behind St. Ursula, which finished third with 71 points. Ursuline (191.5)



Mercy junior Melina Artmayer returns for the Bobcats.

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Seton High School sophomore Haley Rollison will perform in multiple events this season, including the 4x100 relay. and McAuley (122) finished first and second, respectively. “Our goal is third,” Berling said.

Other West Side teams

Mother of Mercy

Renee Hein enters her first year as head coach of the Bobcats, which last season finished fifth of six teams at the Girls’ Greater

Cincinnati League championship. Mercy’s top returners include senior Lauren Seibert and junior Melina Artmayer, as well as Haley Baker, Jenny Langen and Gabi Angner. Newcomers include Erin Pope, Tori Weekenbrock and Ashley Jones. Hein expects Mercy to finish middle-of-the-pack in the GGCL this year.

After serving three years as an assistant coach, Jake Richards enters his first year as head coach of the Lady Scots. He returns several starters in senior Maggie Bischoff, junior Jessica Niemer and sophomores Brittany Turner and Courtney Weisman. Other returning starters include Emily Wohlfrom, Maddy Schmidt, Kaitlyn Waters, Gab Kain, Marilyn Ball, Ashton Drake, Leah Dolch, Stephanie Chisholm and Jenna Haarmeyer. Promising newcomers include Melissa Caster, Michelle Caster, Kelly Cavanaugh, Ellie Cunningham, Maddie Brass, Kayla Hausfeld, Nina Henderson, Ashlee McIntosh, Karlee Meimann, Rachel Schenkel and Jackie Switzer. “(We’re a) young team hoping to build a strong program,” Richards said. Oak Hills finished tenth in the Greater Miami Conference last season.


James Tenhundfeld enters his first year as head coach of the Yellow Jackets, which finished fifth of seven teams in the Cincinnati Hills

Mother of Mercy senior Lauren Seibert is one of the top returning runners for the Bobcats. League last season. His top performers are sophomore distance runner Mackenzie McDaniel, junior middle-distance runner Tayler Godar and sophomore thrower Serenity Strull. McDaniel finished first in her age group and 37th overall at the 5K Heart Mini Marathon March 20 in a time of 20:59. Other contributors include seniors Allison Mersch and Kassidy Lawson, as well as freshmen Allie Dolan, Lauren Lemieux and Savannah Sturgeon. “Just like the boys, the girls team will heavily rely on younger kids,” Tenhundfeld said. “Our returners are all very skilled in their events and will compete at every meet we are in this year. With the team only having two seniors and a lot of young talent, we are looking to build the base of a team that will be good for a long time.” Taylor last won the CHL in 2005.

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The Lady Mustangs finished seventh in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference last season. Whitney Hollingsworth was honorable mention in the 3200.

Oak Hills track returns wealth of talent Taylor

By Tony Meale

Jerry Dean has coached track at Oak Hills High School in one capacity or another since 1978, and the 2011 squad may be one of his finest in recent memory. He believes the Highlanders, which finished fourth in the Greater Miami Conference last season, have enough returning talent to crack the top three. Leading the way are senior distance runners Cody Lacewell and Brett Frondorf, both of whom run the 1600 and 3200. Lacewell, an allleague cross country runner, also runs the 800. “One of our strengths this year will be the distance races because of (our) depth and desire to compete,” said Dean, who became the head coach at Oak Hills in 1984. “Six runners from the regional-qualifying cross country team are already taking shape and are poised to lead this team.” Two talented sophomores, Blake Meyer and Ross Frondorf, will also see time in the distance events. The top returning sprinter is sophomore Kevin Konkoly, who set the school record in the 100-meter dash (10.89) as a freshman. Seniors Alex Saulsbury and Jake Allison will also play key roles in the sprinting events, particularly the


Oak Hills High School’s Cody Lacewell is one of the top distance runners in the city. relays. “They’ll do double duty,” Dean said. The Highlanders also look strong in the field; they return junior pole vaulters Austin Swanger and Nick Smith, senior high jumper Luke Williams and junior thrower Bobby Dennis. Providing throwing depth are Jon Fisher, Brandon Kamp, Caleb Stacey and Chris Hilton. Oak Hills is slated to perform in numerous invitationals this season, including ones at Colerain (April 12), Harrison (April 15) and Ross (April 29). The Highlanders host the Best of the West Meet May 5. “The team as a whole has been working hard in the preseason and has proven day in and day out that they are ready to do what it takes


Oak Hills sophomore Kevin Konkoly set a school record in the 100-meter dash (10.89) last season – as a freshman. to improve,” Dean said. “Our numbers at the freshman and sophomore levels indicate that there will be more competition from within, which has proven to be a very positive and healthy situation to have for overall team improvement.”

Other West Side teams


The Panthers return several key runners from a squad that finished third in the Greater Catholic League South division last season. Headlining the bunch is senior Tyrall Butler, who holds school records in the 100, 200, 4x100 and 4x200. “(He) may go down as the greatest sprinter in the history of the school,” fourth-year head coach Brian Flaherty said.


Elder High School senior Tyrall Butler holds numerous school records in the sprinting events. Other top returners are Josh Freidel, a regionalqualifier in the 100 and 4x100, Josh Makin, who runs the 800 and 1600, and Josh Rieskamp, who runs the 3200. Promising newcomers include Alex Janson (long jump, hurdles), Jeffrey Vorherr (high jump, sprints), Scott Milano (long jump, sprints), Peter Faillace (high jump, sprints) and Ian Gunn (sprints). “(We) should be real solid in the distance events and real deep in the sprinting events,” Flaherty said. “(We) may struggle early in the field because we have a lot of newcomers, (but we) should have a solid, deep team. (The) season is looking promising.”

The Yellow Jackets finished last in the Cincinnati Hills League last season and will once again field a young team. The top returners are sophomores Spencer Craig (hurdles, 400), Sam Harper (high jump) and Braden Sullivan (shot put, discus). Senior sprinter and long jumper Jason Sauer, meanwhile, will provide leadership. “Our team will largely be built with freshmen and sophomores but will also include some key upperclassmen,” first-year head coach James Tenhundfeld said. “Even though we are young, we have quite a few athletes who will compete for medals at league this year.” Taylor last won the CHL in 2005.

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The Mustangs, which finished runner-up to Withrow in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference last season, must replace a pair of all-league performers in Antevin Brown and Zach Sparks. Top returners include junior George Lundy, who was first-team all-league in the 800, and senior Dante Caldwell, who was honorable mention in the long jump.


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April 6, 2011

Hitting a high note

Off with a bang La Salle High School senior outfielder David Zumvorde connects on a fourth-inning, three-run homer off Conner High School’s Zach Nelson March 28. The Lancers won their season-opener 11-1.

Elder’s Anthony Asalon gets an RBI hit against Bishop Brossart during a 5-3 home win March 29. JOSEPH FUQUA II/ STAFF



La Salle’s David Zumvorde, left, tags out Conner basrunner Johnny Roberts.

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beat Wies 1-6, 6-2, 6-2; Kevin Butler and Nathan Walroth beat Westerkamp and Wacker 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; Justin Cova and Cole beat Sullivan and Carlin 6-4, 7-5. On March 31, Elder beat Covington Catholic 4-1. Elder’s Drew Schroeder beat Schafer 6-1, 6-0; Danny James beat Riedinger 6-1, 6-2; Ryan Patty beat Reis 6-0, 6-0; Justin Cova and Groene beat Drees and Kendall 6-1, 6-2. • On March 31, the Elder boys track team placed first with a score of 63 in the Elder Tri-Meet. Elder’s Butler won the 200 meter in 22.4 seconds; Makin won the 800 meter in 2 minutes, 5 seconds; Elder won the 4x100 meter relay in 44.2 seconds, the 4x200 meter relay in 1 minutes, 36.4 seconds and the 4x800 meter in 8 minute, 27.3 seconds; and Elder’s Zielinski won the 3200 meter run in 9 minute, 51 seconds.

• On March 29, the Seven Hills baseball team beat Western Hills 11-5. Western Hills’ Cameron Washington was 3-4 with a double. Western Hills beat Aiken 9-2, March 30. Aaron Ernst pitched nine strikeouts for Western Hills, and Dailyn Stevenson was 2-4 and scored two runs.

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• In boys volleyball, St. Xavier beat Elder 26-24, 2616, 26-14, March 29. On March 31, Moeller beat St. Xavier 25-15, 25-21, 25-20. • In boys tennis, St. Xavier beat La Salle 5-0, March 30. St. X’s Devin Bostick beat Haekle 6-4, 6-3; Ed Broun beat Bush 6-0, 6-0; Casey Leary beat Pieper 6-0, 6-0; Duma and Stanton beat Gundlach and Samoya 6-0, 60; Saloman and Baberman beat Howeler and Robertson 6-0, 6-0.



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What do you think of the way the U.S. has responded to the demonstrations in the Middle East, including Libya and Egypt? What should we have done differently? “We have enough problems right here in the good old U.S.A. we better start taking care of some of them and not worrying about a bunch of other countries just because they have oil under their soil. “We have plenty of oil under our soil if the government would quit putting on so many restrictions in the manner we get it.” L.S.

“I think being part of the coalition effort is the correct approach. In many ways the situation is so complex that I don’t know enough to comment on what should have been done differently.” B.N. “We have no business meddling in the affairs of these Arab countries – let them take care of their own. “We have enough problems in this country to attend to, to worry about them. “Let’s create jobs for Americans; lower the unemployment rate; improve housing market; wage a war on crime and poverty; obesity; improve education; continue to give public employees the right to collective bargaining; work on more research to cure cancer and all those diseases that cut our people’s lives. “Stop policing the whole world. We can give humanitarian help, but that is the extent. “Libya is no concern of ours – let France and Britain do the meddling for a change.” L.B. “Armchair quarterbacking? Without being privy to all the intel gathered, it is difficult at best, to even try to make a call and sound somewhat intelligent. “I can say the one thing I don’t want to happen – arming rebels. Who are these rogues? In time they will use them against us.” C.A.S. “How did we become involved so quickly? Even though Sadam Hussein massacred hundred of thousands if Iraqis, the U.S. government had to vote to take military action. “This only happened after many, many attempts to have the UN send forces. So why is this different? “Why can the U.S. president say we will participate and we do? We are spending millions of dollars a day on this action and no one voted for it.” N.P.

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Reality check

Charles Meyer, a guest columnist in the March 23 edition of the Press says that “by removing collective bargaining the unions will be brought down to the same level as the rest of us.” What he fails to realize or acknowledge is that with collective bargaining our Cincinnati Fireman will have a 0 percent raise for three consecutive years (just like the rest of us). Their retirement is down considering the stock market (just like the rest of us). They do negotiate their wages (just like the rest of us). The politicians have successfully pit middle class private on middle class public, derailing attention from the real culprits of the states budget woes – the politicians. Senate Bill 5 will give more power (and funds) to city council politicians to continue wasteful spending. (I thought the premise was to limit politician control and shrink government?) John Rainey Bridgetown

Not wanted

In response to putting more section 8 housing in Green Township: At what point do people stand up and say no more. Look at what Section 8 has done to Price Hill. Look at what it has done to Covedale. Western Hills is simply a garbage bin by these people. It is high time people start

telling it like it is. We do not want these people in our area. They treat property like garbage cans. They bring with them crime and violence. They decrease property values and generally are just filthy dirty people who have no respect for anything. Green Township has a duty to those of us who actually pay the bills to be here. We have worked hard to purchase our homes and property. If you fail to protect our values we will leave and you will be left with Section 8ers who pay little to no taxes at all. Think long and hard before you allow the federal government to ruin more of our city. Paul Jones Green Township

Also consider

Thank you Gov. Kasich and both houses of the Ohio Legislature for passing, albeit begrudgingly, the new restrictions on the ability of public workers to demand still more and more largesse from the taxpaying public. Perhaps you might also want to consider restrictions on those who, just prior to retirement in the case of law enforcement officers, seek a permanent disability designation in order to spike their eventual retirement incomes especially those members of the forces of Hamilton County Sheriff Si Lies and also the Cincinnati Police. Too, you may wish to review

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the pay scale, benefits and double dipping efforts of all of your friends, campaign contributors and other members of the exalted Ohio Republican party who have been hired by you to represent you and the various arms of the state government from which many of them had previously retired. After all, it will take a group effort at the end of the day to work out of the mess that both political parties have foisted upon the taxpayers of the great state of Ohio over the past 12 years. Steve Grote Green Township

For the good of the country

After much consideration, I would like to reply to a column by Rainey about Senate Bill 5. While his article was well written, it was definitely biased. Millions of dollars has been cut from the Medicare program and deductibles increased all at the expense of seniors who have no collective bargaining rights. The cost of living increase has not been given to those receiving Social Security benefits and we have no collective bargaining rights. I am a retried independent businessman. I paid for my own major medical plan not the taxpayers. I also managed my own retirement savings plan without any assistance from the taxpayers nor collective bargaining. I paid



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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Western Hills Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Western Hills Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. more into Social Security as an independent businessman. In fact, I helped pay for public employees benefits through taxes I paid. I would rejoice if I had been guaranteed 60 percent of my salary as a pension. These are difficult times. Government waste and fraud, spending money that we do not have, borrowing to spend that money, special political earmarks and adding more and more people to the government payroll and public assistance is destroying our country. It is time that all give up some public benefits for the good of our country. Jim Howell Miami Township

Green Township reports its general fund The Green Township General Fund is an account for all financial resources except those required to be accounted for in another fund. The General Fund money is available for use by the township for basically any purpose under Ohio law. Other township funds such as the Fire Levy Fund, Police Levy Fund, Safety Service Levy Fund, Road and Bridges Levy Fund and the Tax Increment Financing Fund are limited in where the funds may be spent. The major sources of revenue for the Green Township General Fund over the last few years have been: the Ohio Estate Tax, Local Government Fund, Cable Television Franchise Fees, Interest Income for township investments and rental income from the

Nathanael Greene Lodge. Major expenses paid out of the general fund includes administrative expenses, police department operations, Thomas fire department Straus operations, park operations and Community the senior center. Press guest Over the last columnist 15 years, the two major sources of funds for the township’s General Fund has been the Ohio Estate Tax and the Local Government Fund. Over the last 15 years the Ohio Estate Tax has generated $33,223,804 for Green

Total receipts and expenses for the General Fund of Green Township over the last several years Year

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

General fundGeneral fund receipts expenses $ 5,832,433 $ 7,759,458 $ 5,472,560 $ 5,944,467 $ 5,281,155

$ 4,554,652 $ 3,695,744 $ 5,313,367 $ 4,628,405 $ 4,177,324

Township which represents 44 percent of the total receipts for the township General Fund over this period of time. The largest amount received in a single year for Ohio Estate Taxes was $4,922,506 in

2009. The Local Government Fund has generated $15,791,521 over the last 15 years which represents 21 percent of the total receipts for the Green Township General Fund. The largest amount received in a single year from the Local Government Fund was $1,161,747 in 2001. Total receipts for Green Township General Fund over the last 15 years have been $75,480,043. Currently, there are proposed budget cuts of approximately 50 percent to the Local Government Fund over the next two years. There is also pending legislation to terminate the Ohio Estate Tax in the next few years. Thomas J. Straus is the Green Township fiscal officer.

Gitmo’s role should keep it open As I’m writing this, I’m on a military flight on my way back from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I’m on a Congressional delegation with Sen. Scott Brown (R – MA), Democratic Rep. Albio (D – NJ), and a few military personnel. This is the third time I’ve been to Gitmo. The first time was in 2002. My second trip was five years later. Here’s what I saw, learned, and think about Gitmo following my latest inspection of the United States’ principal facility for holding anti-American Jihadist terrorists. At its zenith, approximately 800 detainees were held at Guantanamo Bay. We are now down to 172. The others have been transferred back to their own countries. It’s estimated that 25 percent have again taken up arms against the United States and our allies. I find this particularly disturbing. Of the remaining 172 detainees at Guantanamo Bay, most are

from Yemen. They range in age from 23 to 63. They are all male, all Muslims, and in most instances very dangerous. Most eat better Steve Chabot and get better care Community medical at any time Press guest than in their lives. columnist The very worst are kept in a separate facility. We visited this location, were briefed, and observed a number of the inmates on closed circuit T.V. This information is classified, but I can say that the most notorious detainee we observed was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11. He was water boarded more than 100 times, and the information acquired averted planned attacks on the United States after 9/11.

There have been allegations that the United States routinely tortures or mistreats detainees at Gitmo. As far as I can tell, this is utterly false. Despite being hit with a mixture of urine and fecal matter by inmates, the guards at Gitmo have a reputation for restraint and professionalism, which I saw on all three visits. Our brave troops ought to be praised, honored and appreciated, not denigrated. So why have we only tried four of these terrorists? The problem is that President Obama shut down the military commission process and proposed that we try the detainees in U.S. civilian courtrooms, specifically in New York City. There was such an outcry that he has finally backed off. But this has significantly delayed the process, and dramatically increased the cost. Considerable time, energy, and expense were wasted because preliminary proceedings were dismissed when

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the Obama Administration ordered civilian trials. Now the court motions will have to be re-filed and re-litigated, costing us once again – what a waste. It’s too bad the administration didn’t listen to the American people the first time. I continue to argue that master propagandists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed cannot be allowed to use their trials to spread their vehement, anti-American message. Further, to allow them to mix with U.S. prison inmates would risk spreading their virulent venom throughout our prisons. In conclusion, Gitmo still serves an important role in the war against Islamic Jihadist terrorists, and in my opinion should remain open into the foreseeable future. Rep. Steve Chabot (R – 1st District) is the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia.



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Camryn Gramke, 10, samples one of the 34 different chili recipes at the APOP Chili Cook-off.

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A panel of celebrity judges sample the 34 different chili recipes at the sixth annual APOP Chili Cook-off March 13 at the Purcell Knights of Columbus Hall in Cheviot. From left are: former Cincinnati Bengal David Fulcher; Ohio Whiskey ambassador Pete Wagner; Ohio State Rep. Bob Mecklenborg; and Charles Kleiner as President Abraham Lincoln.


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M.Y. Card Creations, 6-8 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Make your own personalized cards. Price includes all supplies and instructions. $14. Registration required. Presented by Bayley Place Community Wellness Center. 3475510. Delhi Township.


Everything is Water: A Photography Show, 7-9 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, 3101 Price Ave., Collection of stories of photographs from Indonesia, Switzerland and the U.S. on how water is a powerful source of life. Free. Presented by Junemeadow Studio. 886-7388; Price Hill.


Beginners’ Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, Create strength, flexibility and release of stress. Gentle moving meditation connecting mind, body and spirit. Family friendly. $70 for 10-class pass, $40 for fiveclass pass, $9 drop-in. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. Through May 26. 675-2725. Miami Township. Yoga for Strength and Healing, 10:3011:30 a.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Beginners to intermediate levels. Learn ways to relax the mind and purify the body through various postures and breathing exercises. $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood.


Rieslings from around the World, 7:30 p.m., Delhi Township Park Lodge, 5125 Foley Road, Wine tasting. Sample up to five wines. Music by Foley Road Celtic Band. $3. Registration required by March 31. Presented by Delhi Township Civic Association. 4715444. Delhi Township.


Annie Get Your Gun, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields. $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 2416550; West Price Hill. Wizard of Oz, 7:30 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, College Theatre. Spring musical based on “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, instead of the major motion picture. Family friendly. $10. Through April 10. 244-4220; Delhi Township. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 8


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7:30 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. Through Nov. 25. 661-1792; Cheviot.


Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., VFW Globe Trotters Post 6428 Addyston, 140 Main St., Fish dinner and sandwich, chicken nuggets and sides. Carryout available. $1-$8. 941-6428; Addyston. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 485, 29 E. State Road, Fried, cod, ocean perch and tilapia fish. With macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce. Carryout available. Benefits Miller Stockum American Legion Post 485. $8. 941-1643. Cleves. Our Lady of Lourdes Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes School, 5835 Glenway Ave., Fried fish, baked salmon, crab cakes, shrimp and kids meals. Sides and more. Carryout available. Benefits Boy Scout troop. $5.75 for sandwich. Presented by Our Lady of Lourdes. 347-2662; Westwood.

Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., Fried and baked fish, fried shrimp, crab cakes, pizza, macaroni and cheese and soup. Desserts available inside. Carryout and drive through available. Drive through open 4-7:30 p.m. Family friendly. $1.50-$8. 921-0247. West Price Hill. St. Catharine of Siena Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Catharine of Siena School, 3324 Wunder Ave., Cafeteria. Watch NCAA basketball games. Benefits St. Catharine Athletic Association. 481-7683; Westwood. St. Joseph Council K of C Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Visitation School, 3180 South Road, Multipurpose Room. Activities for children. Will call, drivethru and shut in delivery available at 3472229. Benefits St. Joseph of the Three Rivers Council Knights of Columbus. Presented by St. Joseph of the Three Rivers Council Knights of Columbus. 941-1369. Green Township. Lenten Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., American Legion Post 534 Chambers-HautmanBudde, 4618 River Road, $8. 941-7869. Riverside.

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


Women’s Spa-jama Party, 6-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, Spa-quality treatments, hand and arm massages, relaxation and fellowship time, Reiki by health specialist Carol Williams and door prizes. Includes food and drink. Baby-sitting provided. Wear pajamas and slippers. $5. Reservations required. 379-4560. Delhi Township.


Grandmothers Raising Their Grandchildren, 5-6:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Share stories and support one another on second journey of motherhood. With Eve Holland. Child care available upon request. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673, ext. 17; West Price Hill.

St. Antoninus Boy Scout Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Antoninus Parish, 1500 Linneman Road, Church Undercroft. Includes fried fish, jumbo shrimp, grilled salmon, pizza, soup, desserts and sides. Carryout and drive-thru available. Family friendly. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 614. $5-8 dinners; 75 cents and up for a la carte. Presented by St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troop 614. 922-5400; Green Township. Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., St. Dominic Church, 4551 Delhi Road, O’Connor Hall. Elevator access from main parking lot. No parking in lower lot. Menu: Fish dinner, fish sandwich, fried shrimp, French fries, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, coleslaw, cheese sticks, cheese pizza, beverages and desserts. Carryout and drive-through available. Benefits St. Dominic Athletics. $1-$8. 471-7741; Delhi Township. Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Holy Family Church - Price Hill, 814 Hawthorne Ave., Carryout available. $5 fish dinner. 921-7527. East Price Hill.




Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., The Dog Haus, 494 Pedretti Ave., Free. 921-2082. Delhi Township.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 2517977. Riverside.

S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 9 Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Through Nov. 20. 946-7755; Green Township. BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 251-7977. Riverside.


Danny Frazier Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157; Riverside.


Justus, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, 451-1157; Riverside. Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m., Pirate’s Den, 3670 Werk Road, No cover. 922-3898. Green Township.


Annie Get Your Gun, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Wizard of Oz, 7:30 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, $10. 244-4220; Delhi Township. Enchanted April, 8 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Two women living in London share the misery of empty relationships and decide to rent an Italian castle for the spring to get away. $15. Presented by Drama Workshop. Through April 16. 598-8303; Westwood.


The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., presents “Lilly’s Plastic Purple Purse” at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9. The performance is part of the Playhouse Off the Park series. Tickets are $7, $5 for children. For more information, call 241-6550 or visit Pictured are Colin Gold as Mr. Slinger and Anne Marie Damman as Lilly.


Annie Get Your Gun, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Wizard of Oz, 7:30 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, $10. 244-4220; Delhi Township. Enchanted April, 8 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $15. 598-8303; Westwood. Lilly’s Plastic Purple Purse, 11 a.m.-noon, Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Part of Playhouse Off the Hill series. Adapted from book by Kevin Henkes. $7, $5 children. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


The Making of America, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave., Learn more about principles underlying the Constitution and those who wrote it. Based on Dr. Cleon Skousen’s books “The 5,000 Year Leap” and “The Making of America.” Presented by Cincinnati 912 Project. 910-5853; Westwood.


Village Open House, Noon-3 p.m., Bayley Place, 990 Bayley Place Drive, Information and registration for maintenance-free cottages, assisted living, memory support and full nursing care. For seniors. 347-5520. Delhi Township.


Owl Afternoon, 1-3 p.m., Mitchell Memorial Forest, 5401 Zion Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Cleves. Western Wildlife Corridor Habitat Restoration, 9 a.m.-noon, Bender Mountain and Sister’s Hill Nature Preserve, Bender Road and old Delhi Avenue right-of-way, Help remove invasive plants from nature preserve so native plants and animals can survive. Wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves and water. Ages 12 and up. Free. Presented by Western Wildlife Corridor. 922-2104; Delhi Township.

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


Laura Hazelbaker and the BuckeyeRoos, 1-2 p.m., Sayler Park Village Arts Council, 6557 Gracely Drive, Traditional country and western swing music. All ages. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 871-2787; Sayler Park.

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Village Open House, Noon-2:30 p.m., Bayley Place, 347-5520. Delhi Township.

Yoga for Strength and Healing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood.

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Everything is Water: A Photography Show, 7-9 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, Free. 886-7388; Price Hill.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 1 2



Lester Horwitz, 7 p.m., Delhi Township Branch Library, 5095 Foley Road. Horwitz, author of “The Longest Raid of the Civil War,” will talk about Morgan’s raid. 369-6019. Delhi Township. W E D N E S D A Y, A P R I L 1 3

Everything is Water: A Photography Show, 7-9 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, Free. 886-7388; Price Hill.




Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. $4. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


Ashtanga Yoga Level I, 5:45-7 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, Deepen moving meditation practice with strong flow of familiar asanas and introduction of new asanas. Family friendly. $70 for 10-class pass, $40 for five-class pass, $9 drop-in. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725. Miami Township.

Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Through May 25. 251-7977. Riverside. Square Dance, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, With Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. West Price Hill.


Annie Get Your Gun, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Lee’s Junction, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.


Spring Wildflower Hike, 1 p.m., Delshire Preserve, Hillside Avenue and Baurichter Street, Meet at 4318 Eaglepoint Court. Dress for hilly and possibly muddy terrain. Presented by Western Wildlife Corridor. 921-9453. Riverside.



See spectacular spring color with more than 90,000 tulips and spring flowers during Zoo Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden through April 30. The Tunes & Blooms free concert series kicks off Thursday, April 7, from 6-8:30 p.m., with performances by Magnolia Mountain and the Rubber Knife Gang. Other concerts are Thursdays, April 14, 21, and 28. Admission is free after 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, the Southwest Daffodil Society presents its annual daffodil show, “Daffodils in the Treetops.” Zoo Blooms is free with zoo admission, $14, adults; $10, ages 2-12; free under 2. Call 513-281-4700 or visit

Annie Get Your Gun, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Omope Daboiku, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sayler Park Village Arts Council, 6557 Gracely Drive, Join this award-winning storyteller and wordsmith as she spins yarns that reflect traditional Appalachian and other cultural tales. All ages. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 871-2787; . Sayler Park. Wizard of Oz, 2 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, $10. 244-4220; Delhi Township. Enchanted April, 3 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $15. 598-8303; Westwood.


Know Theatre and Madcap Puppets present “The Dragon,” a new adaptation of an old Russian fairy tale utilizing marionettes that Madcap has constructed. It is appropriate for ages 13 and up. The show runs through May 7, at 1120 Jackson St., downtown. Tickets are $12, advance; $15, the week of the performance. Call 513-300-5669 or visit


April 6, 2011

How true is the experience of love at first sight? beautiful, handsome, brilliant or sexy at first sight. But our intellect Father Lou must get to much Guntzelman know more of that Perspectives p e r s o n before our will can make that deep committed choice called love. That’s the reason why dating and communicating are so crucial. “Love at first sight” leaves too many unanswered questions. What if the person who, at first sight, seems so intelligent is unable to communicate honestly? What if the person who is so beautiful rich, and good in bed is also very selfish and conceited? Author Frederick Buechner wrote of a young woman who’s extremely beautiful, but “is in a way crippled by her own beauty because it has meant that she has never had to be loving or human to be loved, but only beautiful.” Developing crucial aspects of personality can only be learned over time, not as first sight. We marry more than a first impression: Our intellects need time to know and judge. Then our wills can make that deep choice of personal love – which is not based only on feelings but what we know that person to be. Such a love can grow stronger as we come to know more of the person. Only the long-married know the truth path of love and how tenuous it is to count on love at first sight. “There is scarcely anything more difficult than to

Though the saying has been bantered for generations, we still can ask, “Is there any truth to love at first sight?” Highly unlikely. Attraction at first sight? Yes. Infatuation at first sight? Yes. Positive sexual chemistry at first sight? Yes. But love at first sight? No, not if we take love in its truest sense. Studies say that men more than women think they have experienced love at first sight. In more extended studies, however, this claim becomes questionable. Why not love at first sight? We must keep in mind how we tick. The human mind is divided into intellect and will. The intellect knows and judges. The will chooses and seeks. Love is an act of the will. For example, when we experience something new, the intellect acts first. It gathers information, observes, interprets and tries to determine whether the arrival of the new thing will be good or bad for us. So, if the intellect judges the new object will be bad for us in some way, then our will does not choose it. It rejects it instead. If, on the other hand, our intellect judges the new object as good for us, then our will chooses it, likes it, wants it. In reality, however, only time will tell, not just a glance. And if it’s a new person, love is proven only with time and much interpersonal work. We can’t confuse alluring with enduring. It’s possible to meet a new person and immediately judge them as looking

love one another,” writes the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. “That it is work, day labor, God knows there is no other word for it.” The work includes not only the work we must do on the relationship but also the work we must do on ourselves. Rather than a “first sight” of an exquisitely attractive human, we must learn much more about the person which is not visible to sight, and often kept hidden. Really revealing ourselves to another entails great risk. We know it may lead not only to our acceptance, but also rejection. Potential lovers and spouses must trade in an illusion for a reality. Illusion says real love is so easy that it can be determined at first sight. Reality says, “Unless we are fully known, we cannot be fully loved.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Recipes that are just waiting for spring to arrive I love to see the field next to ours plowed and ready for planting. There’s something about the rich, dark earth being disked up so deeply that Rita connects me to Heikenfeld Mother Nature. We’ve just Rita’s about finished kitchen planting the spring greens and veggies in our garden. I planted a nice long row of spinach, salad greens and chard. Next to that are carrots, peas and white onions. (I jumped the gun a few weeks ago and planted a small amount of radishes, beets, more salad greens and peas in the cold frame. They’re up but have a way to go before we can harvest any). We planted Yukon gold, red and baking potatoes last week. Now all we have to do is wait for the weather to warm up (again) to coax them out of the ground, as well.

I am going to make Mimi Sinclair’s ziti with the first batch of spinach that comes up.

Mimi Sinclair’s ziti

Mimi sent this in after I requested recipes for two. It looks so good. Adapted from “Cooking Light.” 4 oz. ziti or other short noodles 1 ⁄2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 ⁄4 teaspoon No-Salt 1 ⁄8 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 6 tablespoons fat free half-andhalf 3 tablespoons Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled 1 cup fresh spinach Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add cherry tomatoes, salt, crushed red pepper, and minced garlic to pan; cook one minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in half-and-half and Gorgonzola cheese; cook two minutes or until slightly thick, stirring con-

stantly. Stir in spinach and pasta; cook one minute or until spinach wilts, tossing occasionally. Yields 2 servings; 335 calories per serving.

Nana’s creamed peas & nuggets

A “faithful reader” sent this in for moms who are trying to make healthy meals for the little ones. This reminds me of the tuna and peas I used to fix for my kids when they were starting on solid foods. It became a favorite the whole time they were growing up. A good choice since peas provide calcium, vitamin A and C, plus a good boost of iron. 3-4 cups peas, fresh or frozen 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper and garlic powder to taste (opt.) Pieces of chicken, tuna, etc. Melt butter in a large sauce pan. Whisk in flour and allow to cook for one minute.

Slowly add milk, whisking the whole time to prevent lumps. Add salt and pepper. Cook until sauce begins to thicken. Add peas, stir and cook until peas are heated through. Add meat. Serve warm alone or over multigrain toast or rice.

Bok choy with chile and garlic

I can’t remember the name of the fellow who stopped me in the store, asking for a recipe for bok choy. In fact, it was quite a while ago. This is a delish side dish with or without the red pepper flakes.

1 tablespoon minced garlic or more to taste 11⁄2 pounds or so baby bok choy or regular bok choy Red pepper flakes, soy sauce and sesame oil to taste Film a skillet with Canola oil over medium heat. Add garlic and stir until fragrant. Don’t let burn. Add bok choy, chopped if necessary, and cook until leaves are wilt-

ed, about five minutes. Stir in pepper flakes, soy and sesame oil. Toss to combine.

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• Western & Southern’s cafeteria stuffed bell peppers. For Mary Ann, a Delhi reader. “Don’t know if the meat was sausage or beef, but it was ground with a rice mixture in a tomato sauce. A kick to it, maybe like Spanish rice,” she said. Ann remembers them in a steam table pan, lined up with extra tomato sauce. If you have a similar or the original recipe, please share. • Southwestern style meatloaf cooked in oven or crockpot. For Dan, a Northern Kentucky reader. “I would prefer a crockpot recipe but won’t turn down a good meatloaf baked in the oven,” he told me. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Library connected through virtual info center To help meet the everchanging demands of our customers, the the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County offers a

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In addition, services provided through this new center will devote staff resources to web-based services of all types, while supporting use of the library’s growing collection of downloadable materials. One more great benefit of this new service model is that it will not increase costs and will be fully functional in early 2011. The creation of the Virtu-

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New partnership handling park rental


Cincinnati Woman’s Club members work on Project Care Packages. Pictured are Louise Haas of bridgetown, Leslie Mowry of Wyoming, Doreen Johnson of College Hill, Pat Krumm and Carol Wiggers of Indian Hill.

Women’s Club Project care

Continuing their tradition of volunteerism and philanthropy which dates back to 1897, the Cincinnati Woman’s Club sponsored a Project Care Package event Jan. 25. Club members contributed items to fill the boxes and funds to mail them to our soldiers. A total

of 20 volunteers gathered to pack small gifts like chewing gum, granola bars, magazines, books, compact discs, and other food and personal care items. After the boxes were filled, volunteers wrote a letter to each soldier thanking him or her for his or her service and mailed the

boxes. A total of 62 care packages were mailed to 62 men and women serving in Afghanistan. Project Care Package is a favorite ongoing activity for Cincinnati Woman’s Club volunteers. More than 450 care packages have been contributed since 2007.

The Cincinnati Park Board has a new partnership with Premier Park Events which will handle services for the park board's eight premier facilities effective this year. Premier Park Events will be responsible for all reservations, customer services, facility set up and clean up and on-site event management; plus making arrangements with preferred vendors - including coordination with new preferred catering vendors, and rental arrangements for tents, chairs and tables.

The park board's premier facilities and the new rental rates for 2011 are:

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• Maple Ridge Lodge in Mount Airy – $300/ $550 • Oak Ridge Lodge in Mount Airy – $250/ $350 • Alms Park Pavilion (May-Oct.) – $700/ $850 • Ault Park Pavilion (May-Oct.) – $800/ $1,500/ $1,800 • Mount Echo Park Pavilion (May-Oct.) – $800 all days • French House $800/ $1,600/ – $1,750

• Krohn Conservatory $800/ $1,200/ – $1,600 butterfly show • T.M. Berry Friendship Park Pavilion – $800/ $1,000 For reservations, call Premier Park Events at 2212610 or e-mail For all other park site rentals and picnic reservations, such as group picnic areas, picnic shelters, garden wedding areas, bandstands, music pavilions, and gazebos, contact the park board at 513-357-2604 or e-mail

Grants available for teacher, programs The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is now accepting applications for its Grants for Kids program, Learning Links, which benefits thousands of children each year. Learning Links was created to provide small grants to teachers for special projects that have a positive impact on any segment of the school. Educators from schools

in Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn County, Indiana may apply for Learning Links grants for the 2011-2012 school year. Grants will be announced in August and awarded in September. Grants for Kids enable educators and nonprofit organizations to provide

creative learning experiences for children, and provide support for schools with limited project budgets. In 2010, Grants for Kids enriched the lives of over 40,000 children through a quarter of a million dollars in grants. Application forms may be downloaded from w w w. g c f d n . o r g / G F K . Learning Links grant applications due May 6.

Grant lets Literacy Network help kids to read better JPMorgan Chase awarded the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati a $29,300 Children's Literacy Services Program grant for its Children's Basic Reading Program (CBRP) and Cincinnati Reads (CR). CBRP provides free reading instruction for firstthrough fifth-grade children suffering from severe reading deficiencies or symp-

toms of dyslexia. Utilizing a multi-sensory technique based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, the program gives students the tools and confidence to read independently. Students take classes four days a week for one hour for two years. Since the program's inception in 1998, graduates have averaged a 3.5 grade level

increase in their word attack skills. In the 2009-10 school year, 49 students were served through the program’s classes. CR recruits and trains volunteers to work one-onone with K-fourth-grade students in Cincinnati Public Schools who read below grade level. 1,969 volunteers have completed a training seminar since


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GREEN TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS Mack Fire Inc. would like to invite all residents to participate in our annual fundraiser to help your fire department. Beginning the week of April 4th, you will receive, by mail, tickets for this year’s Fundraiser/wish list. The drawing will be Thursday May 19th at 4:00pm For the Year 2011, Mack Fire Inc. would like to purchase the following items for the Green Township Fire and EMS.

1) 12-14 Multiple Response Emergency Trauma Kits. 2) L.E.D. Emergency Warning Lights for 3 of the existing fire trucks. 3) All CPR classes for Green Township. 4) Recertification of fire dog “Rudy” The money raised from the sale of these tickets and contributions from our sponsors will enable us to purchase these items. Auto • Home • Business • Life


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Rogers has protected local history St. Ignatius School is shredding your paper PROVIDED.

Ruby Rogers of Westwood has worked to protect Cincinnati’s rich and diverse cultural history for 23 years. This keeper of history and local legacy retired March 18 after over 40 years of service to the history field.

Ruby Rogers of Westwood has worked to protect Cincinnati’s rich and diverse cultural history for 23 years. This keeper of history and local legacy retired March 18 after over 40 years of service to the history field. Rogers has long been dedicated to documenting and sharing community history. She began her work locally in 1988 as founding

museum director for the Cincinnati Historical Society. In this role, she helped to transform the way the society approached the preservation and telling of our community history. She also facilitated the planning, installation and opening the Cincinnati History Museum. Six years after the Cincinnati History Museum found its home in Union Terminal, Rogers became

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director of education. In 1999, she was named director of Cincinnati Historical Society Library and Community History. Along with this title, she also became the official curator of Union Terminal. However, Rogers’ legacy in the museum and history field began long before her days at Union Terminal. She received her bachelor’s in American history from Earlham College in 1967 and her master’s in history museum studies from State University College of New York at Oneonta in 1972. She went on to work in various curatorial and chief of museum positions before coming to Cincinnati Museum Center. Rogers has been an inspiration to not only Museum Center, but also the Cincinnati community. Mayor Mark Mallory recently proclaimed the day of Rogers’ retirement, March 18, as Ruby Rogers Day in the city of Cincinnati. “For over 40 years, Ruby Rogers has served her community and the history field with a commitment to the principles that made the Cincinnati History Museum and Cincinnati Historical Society Library relevant to our community,” said Doug McDonald, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “Through care and stewardship of historical resources, to preserving community stories and historical scholarship, Ruby has advanced the museum and library field with her personal and professional dedication,” he said.

Shred Safe Day at St. Ignatius School from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the school at North Bend Road and Interstate 74. The truck will be in the school parking lot. Donations accepted. You can shred all the boxes of paper you want and it will be shredded on-site. You can bring confidential papers, tax returns, checks, etc. and you will see it shredded. It will go directly from the boxes you bring into a shred truck. Items to shred include:

all office paper, computer paper, copy paper, note pads, Post-It Notes, envelopes with windows, manila folders, staples and small paper clips. Items that cannot be shredded include: newspapers or magazines, metal objects, cardboard, hanging file folders, fabrics/textiles, tapes/pliable plastics, wood/glass/cores, and binder or large paper clips. Questions please call Gerri Kramer in the school office (389-3242) or e-mail

MSJ helping Pink Ribbon Girls Sport Marketing students at the College of Mount St. Joseph have joined forces with Pink Ribbons Girls founder Tracie Metzger to raise breast cancer awareness through spring sports. The Pink Ribbon Girls organization serves young breast cancer survivors who are encouraged by their shared experiences, to educate and inspire others and to grow and live beyond breast cancer. All members of the Mount community and the Greater Cincinnati area are encouraged to help promote awareness by coming to the sporting events and purchasing T-shirts. The shirts will be sold outside the Fifth Third Bank Dining Hall a few days prior to each event. If you would like to order a shirt contact Ashley Stadler via email at Ashley_Stadler@ All the proceeds from the shirts will

benefit Pink Ribbon Girls. There will also be raffles at each event and the money that these raffles bring in will go directly to Pink Ribbon Girls. The sports that will be featured in this spring’s Pink Ribbon Games are men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s lacrosse and softball. Women’s lacrosse will be on Thursday, April 7, at 4 p.m. Men’s lacrosse will be on Saturday, April 9, at 1 p.m. The final event is the women’s softball double header on Saturday, April 16, at 1 and 3 p.m. All events will be at the Mount’s Sports Complex, except women’s softball which will be at the River Road Softball Complex. For details, contact Ashley Stadler, at Ashley_ or 244-3201 or Betheny Herrat Betheny_Herr@mail. or 244-4481.


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Yardwaste dropoff is now open The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s free yardwaste drop-off sites is now open. This program is for Hamilton County residents only. Residents who dropoff yardwaste must bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill. Landscapers and commercial establishments are not eligible to participate in this program. The locations for the yardwaste drop-off sites are: • East: Bzak Landscaping, 3295 Turpin Lane (off state Route 32) in Anderson Township; • West: Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road in Green Township • North: Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road (and Colerain Avenue) in Colerain Township All sites will be open through Nov. 20 on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All sites will be closed on April 24. In addition, the Kuliga Park drop-off site will also be closed on July 2 and 3. The Bzak Landscaping site is open for free yardwaste drop-off during regular business hours (Monday -Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) in

addition to the above hours of operation. This site will also be closed on May 30, July 4 and Sept. 5. Yardwaste Drop-Off Rules: • Landscapers and commercial establishments are not eligible to participate in this program. • No large trailers or trucks larger than pickups. • Cut brush and tree branches into lengths of 4 feet or less – branches must not exceed 1 foot in diameter. • Bundle brush and tree branches – bundles must not be heavier than 50 pounds. • Bring yardwaste to the location in containers or bags – brown paper bags preferred. • Containers and plastic bags will be returned. • No pallets, boards, nails, fence, or wire accepted. • No bricks, stones, or soil accepted. • Hamilton County residents only. • All children must stay inside vehicles. For more information, please call the Yardwaste Hotline at 946-7755 or visit


Lauren Hoeffel has joined Huff Realty’s sales team operating out of the Western Hills office. She can be reached at 598-3259 or • William H. Stewart has joined Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati (ESCC) as a volunteer consultant. Stewart has been an investment adviser with Christopher Financial Group since 2003. Stewart He also donates his time and expertise as a member of the board of directors for Goodwill Industries. Stewart earned his bachelor’s degree in math at Xavier University. He and his wife Dottie live in Monfort Heights.

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5959 Calmhaven Drive: Petrillo, Carmen A. Tr. to Waltner, Jennifer L.; $195,000. 1818 Churchwood Drive: Smith, Ruth H. to Godfrey, Scott A.; $112,000. Fox Ridge Court: Holtman Stephenson Builders Inc. to Tedesco, Anthony P. and Linda J.; $468,000. 4418 Grove Ave.: Linde, James M. and Erin M. to Erb, John W. Jr.; $125,000. 6780 Harrison Ave.: Morris, Heather M. to Greene, Thomas and Andrea; $27,500. 5951 Harrison Ave.: Boderone, Mary Lou Pauline to Weinle, Richard; $195,000. 5957 Harrison Ave.: Boderone, Mary Lou Pauline to Weinle, Richard; $195,000. 5667 Haubner Road: May, Randal T. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $84,000. 5493 Hyacinth Terrace: McCormick 101 LLC to Foster, Daniel M.;

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. $55,255. 3851 Jessup Road: Yuellig, Sally to Yuellig, Gordon L.; $121,520. 5390 Karen Ave.: PNC Bank NA to Daniel J. Heidel LLC; $50,600. 6123 Kingoak Drive: Luebbe, Thomas C. Tr. to Doll, Ronald R.; $145,000. 6125 Kingoak Drive: Luebbe, Thomas C. Tr. to Doll, Ronald R.; $145,000. 2946 Kleeman Road: White Oak Ventures of Cincinnati LLC to Zernich, Michelle M.; $117,500. 5490 Michelles Oak Court: Klekamp, Kenneth J. and Erica C. to Tremoulis, John N. Tr.; $89,900. 5552 Raceview Ave.: Wolf, Cheryl A. to Truitt, Amanda M.; $104,000. 4512 Ruebel Place: Rainey, Marissa L. to Pope, Jessica L.; $59,500. 3352 Stevie Lane: Brown, Linda H. and Stephen to U.S. Bank NA ND; $54,000. 3324 Sumac Terrace: McKinney, Jason A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $113,520. Tressel Wood Drive: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $67,164. 4230 Victorian Green Drive: Schaefer, Stanley F. Tr. and Steven E. Tr. to Brooks, Greg A. and Kathleen A.; $86,500. 5182 Eaglesnest Drive: O’Sullivan, Patrick W. and Amie R. Winans to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $46,000. 3776 Hubble Drive: Wells Fargo Financial Ohio I. LLC to Kuyper, Donald J. and Wanda J. ; $34,000. 3087 Lancer Lane: Pollitt, Judith A. to Litzinger, Christopher A. and Kelli Bowersox; $168,000. 7088 Leibel Drive: Rowland, James E. and Erin M. to First, Tonya M. and John A. Jr.; $222,000. 6032 Musketeer Drive: Faulkner, Anna L. to Owens, Kenneth C. and Jennifer M.; $95,000. 5568 Raceview Ave.: Porgiemann Properties III Ltd. to Horner, M. Lenore; $110,000. 5130 Reemelin Drive: Hans, Alma Jean Tr. to Hans, Kathleen;

$70,000. 4300 Regency Ridge Court: Owen, Adajeane L. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $58,000. Sally Court: NVR Inc. to Talbert, Shanda B. and Douglas W. McCoy; $319,350. 3642 Shortridge Circle: Reams, Steven E. to EBM Holdings LLC; $61,695. 5660 Surrey Ave.: Capstone Real Estate LLP to Jones, Jeremy M.; $105,000. 2310 Sylved Lane: DPB Family Limited Partnership to Peters, Todd C.; $102,500. 6369 Taylor Drive: Birkemeier, Frank and Joan to Wells Fargo Financial Ohi 1 Inc.; $58,000. 5157 Valley Ridge Drive: Knox, John A. to Lack, Gary; $85,000. 5595 Werk Drive: Martindal, E. Robert N. and June E. HenneganMartindal to Fannie Mae; $104,000. 5451 Woodhaven Drive: Watson, Christopher D. and Bobbie Jo to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP; $82,000.

3863 Beacon Woods Drive: Moore, James H. Tr. to Rogers, Christopher J.; $323,500. 3745 Fallen Timber Way: Mette, Mark and Andrea to Rowland, James E. and Erin M.; $284,500. 8127 Jordan Club Court: Weil, Mark and Francine to Household Realty Corp.; $190,000. 9891 Miamiview Road: Legacy Construction Solutions Inc. to Zompero, Thomas R.; $15,000. 3684 Rio Bravo: Federal National Mortgage Association to Bachman, Brian M. and Sarah; $180,000. 9540 Brower Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Espich, Dennis J. and Mildred K.; $84,900. 9554 Brower Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Espich, Dennis J. and Mildred K.; $84,900. 3552 Chestnut Park Lane: Federal National Mortgage Association to Weimer, Nancy L.; $109,000. 3143 Shady Lane: Marzheuser, Edward and Heide to Schmalenberg, John Nichola; $393,000. 5418 Wing Ave.: Stewart, Albert D. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $24,000.


3780 North Hampton Lane: Burdick, Bradley J. to Morgan Stanley Credit Corp.; $641,489. 3841 Beacon Woods Drive: Seybold, Darla G. to Davis, Craig M. and Shannon L.; $325,000. Cliff Road: Drout, William M. and Roberta L. to Horn, Lonnie G. and Patricia; $20,000.


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Paul Dorenkemper, 81, served as Cheviot treasurer

Gannett News Service Paul Dorenkemper saw much of the world during four years in the Navy. Yet he never called any place but Cheviot home. He loved the West Side town. He served as a city council member and then four-term treasurer from 1968 through the end of 2008. Mr. Dorenkemper, 81, died March 29 at Good Samaritan Hospital. He had fallen ill with a virus just a day and a half earlier. “It was sudden, not expected at all,” said Marian Dorenkemper, his wife of almost 54 years. “He had been in relatively good health.”

Born in 1930, he attended the former Central High School in Clifton but did not graduate. He learned a trade as an iron worker and Dorenkemper enlisted in the Navy in 1951. He served aboard the USS Hollister. “He was very patriotic, he loved his country. It’s what led him into community service in Cheviot,” Marian said. “He enjoyed serving. It was his extra-curricular.” He worked for Verdin Co. and then Procter & Gamble for 33 years. He retired in February 1990. He and his wife had eight children.

“He was a humble man, a man of few words,” said his oldest daughter, Susan Dorenkemper, 52, of Cheviot. “He was a disciplinarian. He had high standards. He told us it didn’t matter what we did but we had to do our best. There were consequences.” Yet he did not withhold affection. “He was always good at telling you that he loved you,” Susan said. “We never saw our parents disrespect each other. My dad loved my mom as much on the day he died as the day he married her.” They married May 4, 1957. “I’ve been thinking a lot in the past couple of days,” his wife said, “and there was never a day I did-

n’t trust him. I never doubted him. He was true. I always knew where he was and when he was going to be home. I always knew I was No. 1.” Mr. Dorenkemper built a picnic table in the kitchen in order to seat the whole family for dinner. There always was a place for another person or two who needed a meal. In retirement, Mr. Dorenkemper drove for Hoxworth Blood Center. He’d pick up a can at the center and drive to Brown County to the east or Indiana to the west to pick up blood donated at one of Hoxworth’s satellite locations. “We are plain folk with a deep faith in God,” his wife said. “God kept us going. If somebody needed extra shoes or something else,

Paul would put in for overtime. We didn’t always get what we wanted but always had what we needed.” Besides his wife and oldest child, Mr. Dorenkemper is survived by five daughters, Lynn Mills, of Madisonville; Donna Goddard, of Cleves; Karen Mattes, of Columbus; Julie Wade, of Hamilton; and Lara Dorenkemper, of Westwood; two sons, Paul, of Dover, Ky.; and Steven, of Covedale; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mass of Christian Burial was April 1 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Cheviot. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 510 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

DEATHS Ruth M., Becker

Armes, Burgun

Brandi Michelle Burgun daughter of Gary Burgun and of the late Karen Burgun (nee Gronefeld) married Brian Jefferson Armes son of Noble Ball and Glenda Armes on Friday, April 1st, 2011, at the Hamilton County Court House. A celebration for family and friends will be held this May. They will spend their honeymoon with family in Gatlinburg TN., and Shallotte NC. this summer.

Ruth M., Becker (nee Raible) 97, of Green Township, died March 29. She was an employee of McAlpin’s for 23 years. One of the founders of the McAlpin’s retirees group/Western Hills. Member of the

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Funeral services were April 2 at Pilgrim United Church of Christ. Memorials may be made to Pilgrim UCC or the charity of your choice. Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Lung Association, 11113 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242 or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.

Robert Binder Sr.

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Robert Roger Binder Sr., 65, died March 26. Survived by wife Judy Binder; children Robert Binder Jr., Amy Gardner; siblings George Binder, Mildred Ibold, Elaine Lynn, Barbara Kreuer; Binder five grandchildren. Services were March 31 at St. Mary Church. Arrangements by

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Shirley Metcalf Chestnut, 67, Bridgetown, died March 23. She was a Sunday school teacher for 30 years. Survived by husband Charles Chesnut; sons Todd (Barbara), Brandon (Kendra) ChesChestnut nut; grandchildren Blake, Camryn, Zoey, Max; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Daisy, Henry, siblings Allie, Dorana, Lonzo. Services were March 29 at the First Baptist Church of Dent. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Robert Frimming

Robert Lee Frimming, 66, died March 13. He was a plant manager with A1 Cleaners. Survived by wife June Frimming; children Tony (Jennifer), Joi, Robb (Renee); grandchildren Robbi, Anthony, Bryce, Frimming Camden, Aeva; siblings Paul, Thomas, Joann, Donald, Edward, Carol, Joe; many nieces and nephews. Services were March 18 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

Mae Gussett


Mae Gussett, 73, West Price Hill, died March 25. She worked for Trotta’s Pizza. Survived by children Julian

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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 or pricing details. (Frankie) Gussett, John, Steve (Teri), Mike (Sallie) White; friend Arcie Burton; 14 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild. Preceded in death by husband Julian Gussett, sons Doug, Greg White. Services were March 29 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn At., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

John Handra

John P. Handra, 88, Green Township, died March 22. He was a machinist for Willard Bronze. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Lenora Handra; daughter Sandra (Bill) Mock; grandchilHandra dren Bill (Theresa), Thomas (Anne) Mock; great-grandchildren Daniel, Jordan, Isaac Mock; brother Stephen Handra. Preceded in death by parents George Sr., Johanna Handra; brothers George Jr., Frank Handra. Services were March 30 at Dayton National Cemetery. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Honor Flight TriState, 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

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Memorial to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Josephine Heim

Josephine “Beetsy” Arrigo Heim, 87, died March 28. Survived by daughters Connie (Ray) Banks, Vickie (Ron) Wittekind; grandson Jason (Annie) Wittekind; greatgrandsons William, Luke Wittekind; siblings Marie King, Nick Arrigo. Preceded in death by husband Earl Heim, son Joseph Heim. Services were March 30 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597 or St. Teresa of Avila Memorial Fund, 1175 Overlook Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Joseph Heine

Joseph Heine, 92, died March 27. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Assumption Parish, the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Embalmers Association, Greater Cincinnati Kennel Club and Greater Cincinnati Boxer Club, and was a licensed international American Kennel Club show judge. Preceded in death by parents Joseph, Barbara Kramer Heine, siblings Hermine, Frank Heine. Services were April 2 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Judith Inabnitt

Judith Ann Inabnitt, 60, of Cincinnati, died March 31. She is survived by her daughter Terri Jeannet; sons Tony Clayton, Bobby Inabnitt and Michael Inabnitt; brother Robert; sisters Nancy, Charlotte, Denise and Jackie; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A private family service was held. Floral Hills Funeral Home in Taylor Mill handled arrangements.

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Marcum Johnson, 95, died March 25. She worked for Husman’s. Survived by friend Jackie Herzner; step-daughter-in-law Nancy Johnson; 17 step-grandchildren; many stepgreat-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents and siblings. Services were March 29 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.


Camilla Kramer

Camilla “Shep” Schepker Kramer, 87, died March 18. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Diane (James) Makstaller, Patricia (Charles) Bernitt, Clifford A. (Deborah) Kramer; granddaughters Jamie Swindon, Lauren Szabo, Erin Bernitt; sisters Lorraine Schepker, Mary Crane. Preceded in death by husband Clifford H. Kramer, parents Marie, Gerald Schepker, brothers Gerald, Paul, R. James Schepker. Services were March 26 at St. Margaret Hall. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Margaret Hall or a charity of the donor’s choice.

ceded in death by brothers Harry, John Meier, friend Shirley Straky. Services are April 1 at Holy Family. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Lillian Moore

Lillian Moore, 94, Western Hills, died March 28. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Mark Pohlmann

Mark Pohlmann, 11, Miami Township, died March 30. Survived by parents Joseph, Laura Frank Pohlmann; sister Olivia; grandparents Marlene Pohlmann, Ronald, Joan Frank. Preceded in death by Pohlmann grandfather Joseph Pohlmann. Services were April 2 at St. Joseph Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Troy McElroy

Troy McElroy (Knopf), 43, of Cleves, died March 28. He was a brick mason and a member of the Cleves Presbyterian Church. Survived by children Alex Wheatly, Justin, Keaton and Aaron McElroy; mother Shirley J. (Burton) Knopf; grandson Isaiah McElroy; sisters Angela Roth and Karlena Boyle. Preceded in McElroy death by his father Charles E. McElroy and stepfather Karl Knopf. Services were April 2 at the Cleves Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be directed to the Church. Dennis George Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Ginny Meier

Catherine “Ginny” Meier, 92, died March 27. Survived by nephews and nieces Ron, Don Meier, Gayle Gueterman, Diana Meister; friend Barb Hirt. Pre-

Virgie Reed

Virgie Reed, 89, died March 28. She was a mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Services were Reed April 1 at Dalbert, Woodruff and Isenogle Funeral Home.

Bruce Redd

Bruce L. Redd, 81, of White Oak, died March 30. He enjoyed golf and being by the river at his camp in Patriot, Ind. He coached football for 17 years at Assumption Grade School in Mount Healthy. He retired after 36 years from Proctor & Gamble as an expert soap maker, he developed the patent for Oil of Olay and Safeguard soap. Survived by his wife Emily B. Redd (nee Frederick) ; children Wayne (Betty), Regina, Bruce (the late Peggy) and Charles (Carrie) Redd; grandchildren Shauna, Raymond, Karla, Erica, Bruce Andrew, Dana, Samuel and Cecilia; six great-grandchildren; and

numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Private service have been held. Memorial contributions may be made to La Salle High School. Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Homes handled arrangements.

Vicki, Jennifer, Donovan, Angelea; great-grandchildren Paige, Zoey, Xavier, Michael; brother Robert Giesken. Preceded in death by husband Lawrence Stolz. Services were March 31 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Odyssey Hospice, 1087 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.

Ernest Timperman Jr.

Tom Sabath

Tom Sabath, 76, died March 22. He was a landscaper with Delhi Plantscape. Survived by children Beth (Tim) Scavone, Tom (Sue), Tim, John (Robyn) Sabath; grandchildren Tim (Jennifer), Chris, T.J., Michael, Dakota, Sabath Summer, Taylar, Grace; greatgrandson Aiden; brothers Steven, Dick Sabath. Preceded in death by wife Gisella “Casey” Sabath. Services were March 25 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Wilson Smith

Wilson G. Smith, 83, died March 24. He was a carpenter with the Local 126. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Violet Smith; children Wilson G., Nancy Smith; stepchildren Thomas, Timothy, Smith Jeff Miller, Annette Anderson, Susan Reeves; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Wilson P., Genevieve Smith, brother Bruce Smith. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association.

Ernest J. Timperman Jr., 56, Green Township, died March 23. Survived by wife Beth Timperman; daughters Jennie (Mark Chafin), Kristen Timperman; parents Ernest, Phyllis Timperman; sisters Joyce Wagner, Carol Timperman (Bruce) Metzger, Amy (Tim) Hartlage; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and nieces, and cousins. Services were April 2 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, 386 Park Ave., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

Arthur Weigand

Arthur T. Weigand, 68, died March 22. Survived by wife Yolanda Weigand; children Terry (Clint) Hurst, Todd (Nancy) Weigand, Tracy (Mike) Bewley; siblings Lois (Robert) Flynn, Mary Lynn (Jim) Byrne, Ronald (Colette), Thomas Weigand, Judith (Michael) Stallkamp; five grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Robert (Lyvonna) Weigand. A celebration of his life is planned for 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Aston Woods Club House, 3745 Aston Woods Drive, with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

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Thelma Stolz

Thelma Giesken Stolz, 87, died March 26. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Lawrence (Rosa), Matthew (Kim) Stolz, Sharon (Kevin) Zinser; grandchildren Chris,


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Raymond York

Raymond York, 72, Westwood, died March 28. Survived by siblings Norma Miller, Richard York, Janie Hubbs; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Evelyn Lacey, Ernestine, Geraldine, Ronnie, Russell York. Services were March 31, 2011 at the Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Answers in Genesis, P.O. Box 510, Hebron, KY 41048.

LEGAL NOTICE On February 28, 2011, the Green Township Board of Trustees passed a resolution authorizing the sale of surplus equipment by internet auction. The Board intends hereafter to sell unneeded, obsolete, or unfit-for-use township personal property by internet auction. The auctions will be conducted by contract with The Hamilton County On-Line Auction Division, and shall be held in accordance with that Division’s policies. All items listed on the internet auction shall be open for bidding for fourteen days, including Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. This notice is also posted on the Board’s internet web site. The address of the Board’s internet web site is http://www.greentwp. org/. The notice may be accessed on the web site by clicking on the tab marked Legal Notices located on the Home Page. 1001629968

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Western Hills Press

On the record

April 6, 2011

POLICE REPORTS Reports from Cheviot and Green Township will return next week.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Jonathan P. Kovac, born 1953, disorderly conduct, March 9. Laura R. Maas, born 1984, disorderly conduct, March 10. David Everson, born 1960, possession of drugs, March 11. Randal L. Finley, born 1957, failure to register vicious dog, failure to confine or leash vicious dog, March 11. Kristle Marie Foley, born 1986, possession of drugs, 4373 W. Eighth St., March 12. Henry Fountain, born 1956, criminal trespassing, March 15. Bryant Johnson, born 1992, excessive sound-motor vehicle, March 16. Kareema Green, born 1972, falsification, March 16. George M. Hentz, born 1970, possession of drugs, March 17. Wilbert Johnson, born 1987, city or local ordinance violation, March 17. Dayron Curtis, born 1990, possession of drugs, March 19.

Katrina Myrick, born 1979, consumption of liquor in a motor vehicle, March 19. Robert T. Bates, born 1987, possession of drugs, March 19. Gregory Johnson, born 1978, possession of open flask, March 20. Johnny Frakes, born 1955, possession of open flask, March 20. Allen S. Brown, born 1986, possession of drug paraphernalia, March 21. George Hill, born 1957, possession of open flask, 2206 Harrison Ave., March 21. Jerry A. Farrington, born 1976, criminal trespassing, 3093 Queen City Ave., March 21. Deron L. Thomas, born 1983, drug abuse, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4600 Rapid Run Pike, March 22. James Edward Sweet, born 1967, disorderly conduct, 2887 Harrison Ave., March 22. Niya Burton, born 1976, disorderly conduct, 4250 Glenway Ave., March 22. Rakeem A. Blair, born 1992, misdemeanor drug possession, 3903 St. Lawrence Ave., March 22.

LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION FOR BID Sealed proposals shall be addressed to and will be received by the Fiscal Officer of Green Township at the Administrative Complex, 6303 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45247-6498 until April 21, 2011 at 3:00 P .M . for the following Township work Green Township 2011 Street Rehabilita tion Contract. Detail information for the work may be obtained at the Office of the Assistant Director of Public Services. Cost for bid package will be $25.00 nonrefundable. For more information please call 574-8832. Furnishing all necessary labor, materials, and equipment for Green Township 2011 Street Rehabilitation Contract. The contract consists of 14 streets with a total length of 3.758 miles. All work is to conform to current State of Ohio Department of Transportation Construction and Materials Specifications with supplements and changes thereto. Each proposal must be accompanied by a hundred percent bid guarantee bond or a certified check, cashier’s check or letter of credit on a solvent bank in an amount equal to ten percent of the bid, conditioned that the bidder shall, if his bid is accepted, execute a contract in conformity to the invitation and his bid. Bidders must use the printed forms provided. The bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a Corporate Surety Company Bond in a sum equal to one hundred percent of the total bid price, conditioned according to the law. All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio Products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required. Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Hamilton County and the (Green Township, Hamilton County), Ohio as determined by the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Wage and Hour Division, (614) 644-2239 The Trustees of Green Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, reserve the right to reject any or all bids, or to accept or reject any part thereof. Attest: Tracy Winkler, Chairman Thomas J. Straus, Fiscal Officer Close of Bidding: 3:00 p.m., April 21, 2011 1001630750

Gerald Nelson, born 1982, having weapons while under disabilitydrug conviction, 3131 Queen City Ave., March 23. Kevin Phipps, born 1983, domestic violence, 2459 Westwood Northern Blvd., March 23. Pierre Freeman, born 1984, domestic violence, 2623 Montana Ave., March 23. Christopher R. Meyer, born 1980, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 824 Kreis Lane, March 25. Curtis Z. Little, born 1983, menacing, 2905 Lischer Ave., March 25. Donald E. Bush, born 1969, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, 5050 Crookshank Road, March 25. Jacob Duncan, born 1992, falsification, 1928 Westmont Lane, March 25. Nathan Hendrickson, born 1974, criminal trespassing, 2215 Ferguson Road, March 25. Quentin J. Finnegan, born 1981, criminal trespassing, 5000 Glenway Ave., March 25. Timothy R. Stanton, born 1973, disorderly conduct, 3035 Boudinot Ave., March 25.

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thursday, April 21, 2011, in Room 805, County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: Green 99-01; Kleeman Green (Pool) Township: Subject Property: ... Green 3429 Katie’s Green Court; on the south side of Katie’s Court, west of Kleeman Green Drive, (Book 0550, Page 0063, Parcel 0173) Applicant: …Pamela Stoelting, applicant and owner Application: ...Major Adjustment to an existing B-PUD Plan Summary: To construct an in-ground swimming pool and four-foot aluminum fence in the rear of the property within the required twenty-foot landscape buffer Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during Office hours. business normal hours:Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-946-4550 1001630424 LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION FOR BID Sealed proposals shall be addressed to and will be received by the Fiscal Officer of Green Township at the Administrative Complex, 6303 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45247-6498 until April 21, 2011 at 2:30 P .M . for the following Township work Green Township 2011Curb Rehabilita tion Contract. Detailed information for the work may be obtained at the Office of the Assistant Director of Public Services. Cost for the bid package will be $25.00 non-refundable. For more information please call 574-8832.

Gannett News Service Every morning, Eugene R. “Gene” Lohbeck told “his guys” at Cincinnati Gas & Electric a joke before he sent them out in the field to work. “It was his way of making sure they’d be in a good mood when they headed out,” said his son, Jim Lohbeck of Taylor Creek. And every night at the supper table, he’d tell his wife and six kids the same joke. And then he’d ask each one how their day had gone. Mr. Lohbeck died March 29 of complications of kidney disease. He was 83. He was born Nov. 25, 1927. Mr. Lohbeck served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He met his future wife in high school; they married when he came from the war on July 11, 1953. He worked for Cincinnati Gas & Electric for 41 years, retiring in 1988. He started out digging ditches, but worked his way up to supervisor of the gas department, where he was in charge of

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Bidders must use the printed forms provided. The bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a Corporate Surety Company Bond in a sum equal to one hundred percent of the total bid price, conditioned according to the law. All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio Products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required.

Plan Summary: …To construct a 520 square-foot garage building in the rear of the site to house a pet cremation chamber

The Trustees of Green Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, reserve the right to reject any or all bids, or to accept or reject any part thereof.

Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Hamilton County and the (Green Township, Hamilton County), Ohio as determined by the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Wage and Hour Division, (614) 644-2239.

Attest: Tracy Winkler, Chairman Thomas J. Straus, Fiscal Officer Close of Bidding: 2:30 P.M., April 21, 2011 1001630751

“Dad said it was mine, but I couldn’t let everyone know it was only mine,” she said. Mr. Lohbeck built the pole barn that housed Toby the pony, she said, and every weekend, all the kids in the neighborhood got to ride Toby. “He would take us all up and down the street,” she said. He also taught his daughters how to dance, Thaler said. “We would have dance lessons. He always said, ‘Let the man lead. You just follow me.’ He loved to dance.” In addition to his son and daughter, survivors include his wife of 57 years, Patricia Gardner Lohbeck; two other daughters, Deborah Sparks and Donna Telscher; another son, Mike Lohbeck; a brother, Harld Lohbeck; grandchildren Angela (Nathan) Stuller, Carolyn (Nathan) Williams, Jennifer Sparks, Amanda (Ronald) Whaley, Katie and Joe Telscher, Ashley Batchelor, Rob, Eric (Morgan), Kyle, Sarah, Leslie, Alex and Ryan Lohbeck; great-granddaughter Lillian Sparks; brother Harold Lohbeck; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son John Lohbeck and siblings Sister Mary Angeline S.M., Clifford Lohbeck, Rita Jenkins, Evelyn Richardson and Patricia Larsen. Mass of Christian Burial was April 2 at St. Bernard Church, Taylor Creek. Memorials to St. Bernard Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society, 7130 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45247; or American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, N. Hampton, MA 01061. Minges Funeral Home in Harrison was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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about 40 workers, said his son, Jim. He loved family and baseball, and for more than 40 years Lohbeck coached youth baseball with the Taylor Creek Youth Organization, which he co-founded in about 1956. The organization has its own sports complex in Miamitown at Farwick Field. Mr. Lohbeck and his wife were active members of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church in Taylor Creek, and he established the parish’s conference with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was also a member of the Catholic Kolping Society and a member of American Legion Post 199. The Lohbeck’s house was always crowded with kids, both from the family and around the neighborhood, said his daughter, Lori Thaler of Monfort Heights and Mr. Lohbeck loved to grill out for everyone. Mr. Lohbeck got Lori a pony for her 4th birthday.

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PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thursday, April 21, 2011, in Room 805, County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: …Green 2000-01; Meyer Funeral Home Subject Property: .. Green Township: 5864 Bridgetown Road: on the north side of Bridgetown Road opposite the intersection with Lakewood Drive (Book 0550, Page 0173, Parcel 0048) Applicant: …Grey Meyer, Meyer Funeral Home (applicant & owner) Application: …Major Adjustment to an existing OO Planned Office District

Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-946-4550 630414

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