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Sportsman of Year Nominations coming

The third-annual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year contest is approaching. In this project, our readers determine the ballots and winners of each newspaper’s Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year through online nominations and voting. We run stories on the male and female winners for each newspaper in Ohio and each county in Northern Kentucky in late June. From May 4 to May 16, readers can nominate studentathletes who show the highest quality on and off the field. See the column inside this week’s issue for more details.


The musical revue “Encore” performances at La Salle High School will begin 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, in the La Salle High School gymnasium, 3091 North Bend Road. Incorrect time information was included in a story in last week’s paper.

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Coffee shop has new owner Cheviot man always wanted to run own business By Kurt Backscheider

Jeff Baker said he’s always wanted to be in business for himself, serving customers their daily jolt of caffeine. Now the Cheviot resident can say he does. “I absolutely love coffee,” he said. “I’ve always wanted a coffee house. I love to bake, and I always thought it would be neat to own a coffee house and sell pastries.” Baker is the new owner of Zen & Now Coffee House, 4453 Bridgetown Road, in Green Township. He officially purchased the shop on April 8, and opened the doors to his own business on April 15. He said he’d thought about opening a coffee house for several years, but never pulled the trigger to go for it and do it. “My entire life I’ve worked in nothing but sales,” he said. “I wasn’t happy in the corporate world. I don’t know if I was ever happy in sales.”


The Zen & Now Coffee House on Bridgetown Road in Green Township is under new ownership. Cheviot resident Jeff Baker recently purchased the business.

Baker said a few months ago he started looking into the possibility of starting his own business and researched available properties. He said he stumbled upon an advertisement online that Zen & Now was available for purchase, and he made his decision. “I realized I need to either do it or stop thinking about it,” he said. “When this opportunity presented itself it just kind of forced my hand.” He said although it may not be the best time to be starting his own business – his wife is eighth months pregnant with their first child – he said he couldn’t pass up the chance to finally own a coffee house. “I’m really glad I did it,” he said. “There’s still a lot I want to do with this place, and I have a lot of work ahead of me, but I’m working for myself. “It’s worth it to me,” he said. Baker said he is making a few changes to the shop, the biggest of which is offering a breakfast and lunch menu. He said breakfast will consist of pastries and other baked goods. Soups, salads and sandwiches will be available for lunch. He also plans to replace some of the furniture with couches, coffee tables and comfortable chairs, and he’s inviting area artists to hang their artwork on the walls of the shop. The coffee house offers free Wi-Fi, and he said musicians will provide live entertainment on the outdoor patio in front of the shop when the weather permits. He said he wants to offer customers an authentic coffee house experience, complete with great coffee and a cozy atmosphere where the smell of fresh brewed coffee hits people as soon as they walk in the door. “The people who come in here truly want to support neighborhood businesses,” Baker said.


Cheviot resident Jeff Baker makes a soy latte for a customer at Zen & Now Coffee House in Bridgetown. Baker is the coffee shop’s new owner.

“I have to continue working to get the word out.” Zen & Now is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays. For more about your community, visit

Cleves officials say levy must pass By Jennie Key

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Cleves Vice Mayor Bev Meyers says village residents will see more cuts in service if a proposed operating levy fails next month. Cleves voters head to the polls Tuesday, May 3, to vote on Issue 3, the 6-mill operating levy. Officials say the defeat of the levy in last November cost the village about a third of its general fund operating budget. The levy, if passed, would generate about $317,000 annually. Officials are concerned that residents will be confused by ballot wording. Because the levy failed in November, it cannot be listed as a renewal or replacement levy; it appears on the ballot as an additional tax levy. Meyers said she is unsure where the cuts will be made, but they have to happen. “We cannot run a deficit,” she said. “We have to balance our budget. We have already made a lot of cuts and I don’t know where the new ones are going to come

from. We don’t have a lot left to cut. We have used up all our reserves. It costs money to salt the streets. No matter where you live, services have to be paid for. To do that, we need money. Even if this passes, we won’t be flush.” The loss of the November levy resulted in deep cuts: Cleves eliminated two full-time police officers, and cut the salaries of council 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. Village Clerk/Treasurer Linda Bolton said the new levy would replace the 6-mill operating levy

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Cleves taxpayers will see a reduction in taxes if the levy passes because the village will eliminate or not seek renewal of other levies. The owner of a $100,000 home will see the following reductions: • $60.80 because the 2-mill operating levy won’t be renewed • $27.36 because the 0.9 mill fire levy would be eliminated • $50.43 because the 2.25 mill paramedic levy is also being eliminated. The actual annual financial impact of the requested 6 mill replacement levy drops to $43.84 for a $100,000 house, factoring in the decreases in taxes connected to the passage of the levy. For results on Tuesday, May 3, go to Cincinnati.Com/cleves. that was up for replacement in November and was defeated by three votes. The levy is for current operating expenses for the village. Council has pledged that 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 and will not be renewed. The cost of a 6-mill levy to the owner of a $100,000 home will be $182.43, but that homeowner would also see taxes reduced by about $138, making the net cost $43.84. 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. An open house to answer questions about the levy in April had no visitors. Meyers is urging residents to go to the polls May 3 and vote. “The levy only failed by three votes last time, so it’s important that our residents get out and vote,” she said. “We need to pass this levy.” Levy information is posted on the village website at www.

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A group of Oak Hills High School graduates have come together to help a fellow Highlander. Members of the Oak Hills class of 1980 are hosting a benefit at Drew’s on the River to help their classmate, Gary Morford, in his time of need. Morford has blood cancer and his medical expenses have drained his savings. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Morford. The event is open to everyone and runs 2-8 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Delhi Township sports bar, 4333 River Road. “We have one of our own who needs help and we’re trying our best to help him,” said Steve Mathews, who is organizing the fundraiser with fellow 1980 graduate Robyn Bielefeld. Morford has tumors in his hips and


spine, and he also has problems with his kidneys, heart and liver. Bielefeld said his diagnosis is grim, and to make matters worse his mounting medical expenses have forced him to move out of his Delhi Township home and take up residence in a government-subsidized apartment. “We would like to help Gary and his family with some of their expenses,” she said. In addition to collecting donations at the door, the fundraiser will feature a silent auction, a cornhole tournament and an old cellphone collection. The old cellphones can be recycled for money, Bielefeld said. Drink specials and food will be available. Live entertainment will be provided by class of 1980 members Chuck Brisbin & The Tuna Project as well as Greg Unthank, who is a member of the band Cuzn Eddie. “It will be a nice event, and it’s all

Morford’s high for a good cause,” school yearbook photo. Bielefeld said. Mathews said he and Bielefeld are helping to organize the benefit, but there are many fellow Oak Hills alumni who are involved in making the fundraiser a success. He said some of the people who are attending the event haven’t seen each other in more than 30 years. “I’m proud of how everyone has come together for Gary,” Mathews said. Anyone who would like to make a monetary donation or donate items for the silent auction can contact Bielefeld at 476-4688. Donations can also be made payable to the Gary Morford fund to the attention of Tammy Reisinger at Kemba Credit Union, 10396 Harrison Ave., Harrison, Ohio 45030. For more about your community, visit

Oak Hills honoring distinguished alumni, staff By Kurt Backscheider

Cheryl Ann Sieve said the annual Oak Hills Educational Foundation dinner serves a dual purpose, both of which are very worthwhile. Members of the Oak Hills


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Moorman Rothwell Staff Award winner is Oak Hills High School social studies teacher Tim Taylor. Honorable mentions are Bridgetown Middle School teacher Carl Anderson and Delshire Elementary School Title I coordinator Judy Weberding. The Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2011 are going to 1979 graduate Christine Moorman and 1971 graduate Rocky Rothwell. Emily Buckley, development coordinator for Oak Hills, said the awards honor individuals who have outstanding career, vocational or volunteer achievements, and have performed meritorious service in the classroom, school, community or nationally. “The awards are the highest honor bestowed upon a graduate and district staff member,” Buckley said. The Hall of Honor inductee this year is the late Ed Eckel, who was a beloved educator who worked for more than 42 years in education. Eckel served as principal at Bridgetown Junior High School and Oak Hills High

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Delhi business teams up with FORCE for Mother’s Day By Heidi Fallon

Jenny Allison was looking for a way to help both a friend and a community of strangers. She and husband, Todd, decided to use their Delhi Township business, Allison Landscaping, to reach out and raise both money and awareness about breast and ovarian cancer. Allison’s friend is Mary Orloff, a self-described “previvor” – a survivor of a predisposition to cancer, specifically breast and ovarian cancer. Allison Landscaping will donate 5 percent of their sales Saturday, May 7, and

Sunday, May 8, to Orloff’s FORCE chapter with a Pink and Teal Celebration. Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. FORCE provides outreach, education advocacy and research specific to hereditary cancers. Pink, Allison said, represents breast cancer and the teal is for ovarian cancer. Orloff, who lives in Delhi Township and is a biology lab manager at the College of Mount St. Joseph, founded the local chapter in 2008 and remains its outreach coordinator. Orloff said she’d become

aware of the FORCE group after dealing with her health history. Her grandmother, mom, aunt, sister and cousin all have histories of either breast or ovarian cancer. “My mom was only 37 when she passed away,” Orloff said. Putting her biology background to good use, Orloff started researching the genetic link to certain forms of cancer. After completing the hereditary mutation testing, Orloff ultimately decided to have a double mastectomy and her ovaries removed. She had three surgeries in nine months in 2007. “That was my informed


Jenny Allison, left, and Mary Orloff unfold the banner that will be on display at Allison’s landscaping business in Delhi Township for a special Mother’s Day weekend event raising both money for and awareness about breast and ovarian cancer. decision, but it’s a personal one and not for every woman. “I was 12 when my mom died and I didn’t want to put my four sons, my husband or myself through that.

“I want to live.” Orloff’s mission and that of FORCE is to provide information to women at risk and let them decide. She and Allison, who lives in Covedale, will have plenty of that information

available at the Mother’s Day event. Allison Landscaping, 889 Anderson Ferry Road, will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8. FORCE has another planned fundraiser for Friday, April 29, at the Panther Athletic Complex, 1915 Quebec Road in Price Hill. Elder and Moeller baseball teams will take the field for a Strike Out Cancer game starting at 3:30 p.m. For more information about the Mother’s Day event, call Allison at 9221313. For information about FORCE, call Orloff at 7030739.

Mortuary college honors armed forces By Monica Boylson


James Porter from American Legion Post 530 plays taps to end last year’s Armed Forces Day celebration at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Porter will play again for this year’s event.

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, 645 W. North Bend Road, will host an Armed Forces Day celebration 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 21. The goal of the program is to collect items for care packages to send to the troops overseas. The college has teamed up with the Yellow Ribbon Support Center to host the

event and members of American Legion Post 530 from Greenhills will be in attendance. The event will feature a mobile unit for veterans to check their benefits, concessions, and radio station 96 Rock will be present. Cincinnati band, Cover Model, will also be playing live at the college. This is the second year Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is hosting the celebration and they hope to

increase the number of donations. Karen Giles, president of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science said, “It’s a resupply effort. It’s being able to give back.” For Giles, helping veterans hits close to home. A retired colonel, she spent 22 years in the Air Force. She was the director, port mortuary, for Dover Air Force Base from 2003 to 2008. She received and prepared the bodies servicemen and women who had died or were killed while in

servie. In 2008 she was asked to serve as president for the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. The college will place an American flag on its front lawn to the memory the dead from Ohio. The most recent count saw 237 lives lost. This year, 13 veteran representatives will be in attendance. The ceremony will include a flag raising, flag folding, a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps to end the ceremony.

“I just love them all,” Sergeant at Arms for Post 530, Denver Hubbard, 67, said of the men fighting overseas, “I feel bad for the guys over there but if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be here today.” Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science will be accepting donations on May 21. Anyone with questions regarding donations should call 513-752-4310. More information about the event can be found on the college’s web site,

Elder’s service recognized By Kurt Backscheider

Mark Armstrong said Elder High School’s participation in the Price Hill community is the real deal. “Elder is involved in almost every communitydriven project that takes place in West Price Hill,” he said. The school’s dedication to the neighborhood earned it this year’s Spirit of West Price Hill Award from the Price Hill Civic Club. Armstrong, president of the Civic Club, said the award honors individuals, businesses and organizations who have played, and continue to play, key roles

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behalf of Elder. “I am overwhelmed we were chosen as the recipient of this year’s award,” he said. “It’s an award of which I’m very proud.” He said the Civic Club and everything its members do for the neighborhood teach his students valuable life lessons about giving back and supporting their community. The many neighborhood projects Elder participates in allow students to use Price Hill as a classroom, where Otten said they learn what it means to be a part of a community. He said Elder makes an effort to be involved in the neighborhood, whether it’s the parade and litter cleanups or tutoring programs and sponsoring teams in Dunham’s Miracle League, and it’s nice when people take notice of the positive things his students are doing. “For the Civic Club to recognize Elder as succeeding in the area of community involvement is really gratifying,” Otten said. Armstrong said Elder’s tower at Vincent and Regina avenues and the historic Pit stand proud in Price Hill and have been two of the community’s most recognizable landmarks for generations. “The Price Hill Civic Club is grateful for the longstanding working relationship with Elder and looks forward to many more years of collaborative efforts,” he said.


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Alex Walling and Katie Leppert were honored at the Cheviot Westwood Community Association banquet.


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Students from St. Ignatius Loyola named as Outstanding Young Citizens were Matthew Bumpus, Danielle Diersing, Jayson Heidemann, Rachel Leonhardt, Christopher Lyons, Rachael Petranek, Samuel Redd and Audrey Wanstrath.

Community group honors students Armandao Ricardez and Amara Sydnor from Westwood Elementary, Natalie Danenhauer, Hunter Meltebrink, Brett Tierney and McKenzie Warman from Our Lady of Lourdes, Margaret Kammerer and Ben Merk from St. Martin of Tours and Matthew Bumpus, Danielle Diersing, Jayson Heidemann, Rachel Leonhardt, Christopher Lyons, Rachael Petranek, Samuel Redd and Audrey Wanstrath from St. Ignatius Loyola. More than 40 local businesses sponsored the students this year: 2nd Street Saloon, Angel’s Touch Nursing Care, Biggs Photography, Cappel’s Inc., CFA for Kids, Cheviot Council/B.C.I.T., Cheviot Firemen’s Association, Cheviot Law Director, Cheviot Library, Cheviot Mayor, Cheviot Police, Cheviot Police Association, Cheviot Saving & Loan, Cheviot Supply, Cincinnati Chiropractic, Cincinnatus Savings & Loan, City of Cheviot, Cheviot President of Council, Deron’s 5 Star Auto, Dr. Higley Dentist, Fogarty’s Pub, Friends of CWCA, Gump Holt Funeral Home, Henke Winery, Kroner Dry Cleaners, Lauman Law Office, Lenny’s Fruits & Vegetables, Maggie’s Auctions, Meissner Insurance, Mother of Mercy High School, Murphy Insurance, past CWCA President, Pete Rebold, Pioneer Vending, Roth Accountants, Sandy’s Hi LO, Small’s Hardware, Stone’s Restaurant, Sweeney’s Cone Zone, Taste of Class Catering, Tepe Dentist, Thomas Rebold Foundation and Westwood Civic Association. The Outstanding Young Citizen’s Banquet was started in 1964 at the suggestion of Lou Kroner Jr. as an opportunity to showcase the students who will be exceptional citizens of the future. This event, along with many other programs and endeavors, has been initiated by the CWCA in hopes of making a worthwhile contribution to the community. In 2005 the CWCA partnered with the Thomas J. Rebold Foundation for Youth Performing Arts. Together the organizations award over $12,000 annually to area schools in support of performing arts. For more details about the Cheviot Westwood THANKS TO JENNY KRONER-JACKSON. Community Association or to become a member Amara Sydnor and Armandao Ricardez (not present for photo) from please visit or contact Ray Kroner at 513-661-1400. Westwood Elementary were honored as Outstanding Young Citizens.

The Cheviot Westwood Community Association had its 47th annual Outstanding Young Citizens Banquet April 12 at the Cheviot United Methodist Church. Twenty-six eighth-graders were honored as Outstanding Young Citizens. Selected by their principals and teachers, the students were recognized for their qualities of leadership and moral strength. Dr. O’dell Owens, president of Cincinnati State and Technical Community College, was the guest speaker for the evening. Students honored were: Becca Rhein and T.J. Ruwan from St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Will Neiheisel and Myrna Borgert from St. Catharine of Siena, Catherine Guy, Matthew Kron, Jillian Newman and Corey Watzek from Bridgetown Middle School, Katie Leppert and Alex Walling from Cheviot Elementary School,


Students from Bridgetown Middle School honored as Outstanding Young Citizens were Catherine Guy, Matthew Kron, Jillian Newman and Corey Watzek.


Honored as Outstanding Young Citizens from St. Aloysius Gonzaga were Becca Rhein and T.J. Ruwan.


Natalie Danenhauer, Hunter Meltebrink, Brett Tierney and McKenzie Warman from Our Lady of Lourdes were honored at the Cheviot Westwood Community Association banquet.



St. Catharine of Siena students honored were Myrna Borgert and Will Neiheisel.

From St. Martin of Tours, Ben Merk and Margaret Kammerer were honored as Outstanding Young Citizens.


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April 27, 2011

Visitation scouts earn Marian Medals A group of 27 eighthgrade Girl Scouts from Our Lady of Visitation recently received their Marian Medals at a ceremony at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse Chapel. The Marian Medal is the highest religious award in Girl Scouts, and includes self-reflection, Bible study, community service and tours of Marian shrines and churches of other faiths. This year there were about 150 medal recipients from the Cincinnati Archdiocese. These 150 girls performed more than 2,500 service hours over the course of the two-year program and developed a deep appreciation of the Blessed Mother. The Girls Scouts from Visitation who earned the honor are Hannah Ammon, Emily Biery, Erica Brewer, Katie



The Girls Scouts from Our Lady of Visitation who earned the Marian Medal, the highest religious award in Girl Scouts, are Hannah Ammon, Emily Biery, Erica Brewer, Katie Cole, Katie Colvin, Abby Cullen, Hanna Earley, Sarah Erb, Christine Fanning, Jennifer Fohl, Lauren Gallagher, Emily Geigle, Andrea Hannan, Emily Hatting, Annie Heffernan, Isabella Holtkamp, Emily House, Megan Igel, Caroline Klopp, Lynsey Kurzhals, Tay Lane, Jennifer Peter, Rachel Shackelford, Casey Tegenkamp, Olivia Tepe, Maria Vetter and Hannah Wegman. Cole, Katie Colvin, Abby Cullen, Hanna Earley, Sarah Erb, Christine Fanning, Jennifer Fohl, Lauren Gallagher, Emily Geigle, Andrea Hannan, Emily Hatting, Annie

Heffernan, Isabella Holtkamp, Emily House, Megan Igel, Caroline Klopp, Lynsey Kurzhals, Tay Lane, Jennifer Peter, Rachel Shackelford, Casey Tegenkamp,

Olivia Tepe, Maria Vetter and Hannah Wegman. The girls’ consultants were Heidi Kurzhals, Kelly Igel, Connie Holtkamp, Lisa Cullen and Shelley Brewer.

Muñoz, sports icons to speak at Seton Seton High School will host Anthony Munoz during the first “Night with the Saints” Saturday, May 14. Joining Muñoz will be Betsy Ross, a former ESPN anchor and founder of Game Day Communications, and NFL linebacker

and Notre Dame football player Rocky Boiman. The evening will be hosted by former WXIX-TV FOX 19 anchor Meghan Mongillo. The evening will begin with a VIP reception at 6 p.m., where the speakers

will be available to mingle with guests, sign autographs and take pictures. After the reception, the doors will be open to all general admission ticket holders for dinner and the program of speakers. “We are so excited to be

Western Hills University High School freshmen Ieisha Thomas, left, and Claressa Miles have a good time while emailing their pen pals in Italy. Freshmen and sophomores in history teacher Elizabeth Lyle’s classes have been corresponding with students in Italy and Japan for several weeks.

West High students making international pals By Kurt Backscheider

hosting Anthony Muñoz and all of our other guest speakers on May 14,” said Seton Athletic Director Janie Shaffer. “Seton High School is truly honored they agreed to come and share their experience and insights.” VIP tickets are available for $125 each and general admission tickets are $60. VIP tables for eight, which includes access to the VIP reception and a group photo with Muñoz, can be reserved for $900. Contact Janine Boeing at 513-471-2600, ext. 185, to RSVP for the evening.

Marquez CarpenterMathis said he’s learning that, all around the world, teenagers are pretty similar. The Western Hills University High School sophomore has been getting to know a 17-year-old girl in Japan through a project he and his classmates have been working on in history class. Freshmen and sophomores in teacher Elizabeth Lyle’s classes have been corresponding with pen pals for several weeks through a website called E-pals. Lyle said the program was set up by National Geographic in an effort to con-

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nect students across the world. “We live in such a global community,” she said. “It’s great for the kids to have an opportunity to see other places and learn about other cultures.” She said her students have been amazed at some of the things they’ve learned. Each week the students send and receive guided emails from their pals covering such topics as language, music, food, art, religion, government, housing, schools and jobs. She said freshmen are writing back and forth with students in Italy, and sophomores are communicating with students in Japan. Carpenter-Mathis said his pen pal is a girl named Sae, who lives in Saitama, Japan, about 15 miles north of Tokyo. He said his new friend enjoys playing tennis and the piano, likes listening to R&B music and loves eating pizza and going bowling with her friends. “They are just like us,” he said. “They go through the same things we go through.” He said he told her how he is focused on his studies and basketball right now and how he plans to go to college on a basketball scholarship. Carpenter-Mathis said it’s been real interesting to get her perspective on the earthquake and tsunami that recently ravaged Japan. “I asked her how she was doing, and she said they made it through and were OK,” he said. “It was cool to hear it from her stance. She was actually there in it.” Freshman Cierra Gordon said she and her pen pal, Debora, a 15-year-old girl who lives outside Venice in Scorzè, Italy, have written to each other about what their school days are like and what hobbies interest them. Gordon said it was fascinating to learn how the people in her pal’s town mainly use boats to get around, and how Debora gets to go home during the school day to eat lunch. “I like that I’m getting to learn about Italy,” Gordon said. “It’s a place I never knew much about.” Lyle said it’s been a fun project, and in addition to discovering other cultures, her students are also improving their writing and typing skills. “The kids have been wonderful,” she said. “This has been a very cool experience for them.”


The week at Elder

• The Elder boys volleyball team beat Marist 20-25, 2522, 21-25, 25-23, 15-10, April 16, in the Elder Showcase. Elder then beat Hoban 25-15, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19. • In boys tennis, Elder placed first with a score of 21 in the Best of the West, April 16. Elder’s Drew Schroeder and Nathan Walroth beat La Salle’s Heckle and Samoya 63, 6-2 in the championship. Elder’s Danny James and Ryan Patty beat Fairfield’s Ko and Lee 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 in second doubles; and Elder’s Kevin Butler and Justin Cova beat La Salle’s Hoeweler and Pieper 64, 6-1 in third doubles. On April 18, Elder beat Seven Hills 4-1. Elder’s Drew Schroeder beat Soonthornsawad 6-4, 6-1; Danny James beat Larkin 6-2, 6-1; Nathan Walroth beat Cohen 6-2, 6-4; Justin Cova and Kevin Butler beat Head and Markovits 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. • In baseball, Elder beat Chaminade Julienne 15-0 in five innings, April 18. Elder’s Nick Connor was 3-3, scored three runs and had four RBI. On April 20, Elder beat Carroll 12-4. Elder’s Ben Coffaro was 3-3, scored three runs and had three RBI. On April 21, Elder beat Clermont Northeastern 7-3. Elder’s Jacob Lindsey was 14, scored two homeruns and had three RBI. • In boys track, Elder placed first with a score of 96 in the Rally’s Invitational, April 20. Elder’s Josh Makin won the 1600 meter in 4 minutes, 28.5 seconds; and the relay team won the 4x100 meter in 44.3 seconds and the 4x200 meter in 1 minute, 33.7 seconds.

Week at Western Hills

• The Roger Bacon baseball team beat Western Hills 96, April 18. Western Hills’ Cameron Washington was 3-4. On April 21, Western Hills beat Taft 4-3. Warren pitched 14 strikeouts, and Antwuane Blackwell hit a double and had two RBI. • In boys track, Western Hills placed fourth with a score of 63 in the Lockland Nite Relays, April 21. • In girls track, Western Hills placed eighth with a score of 23 in the Lockland Nite Relays, April 21.

The week at Oak Hills

• The Oak Hills baseball team lost 7-6 to Lakota East, April 18. Oak Hills’ Tyler Walters was 2-4, hit a double, scored a homerun and had two RBI. On April 21, Oak Hills beat Hamilton 5-3. Oak Hills’ Jay Schunk pitched 10 strikeouts, was 3-4 at bat and hit a double. • In softball, Oak Hills lost 3-1 to Lakota East, April 18. Oak Hills’ Emily Laymance was 2-4. • In boys volleyball, Oak Hills beat Princeton 25-21, 25-9, 25-20, April 19. • In boys track, Oak Hills placed second with a score of 68, April 20, in the Rally’s Invitational. Oak Hills’ Swanson won the pole vault at 11 feet, 6 inches. • In girls track, Oak Hills placed seventh with a score of 25 in the Rally’s Invitational, April 20. Oak Hills’ Stephanie Chisholm won the shot put at 32 feet, 4 inches.

The week at Seton

• The Ursuline softball team beat Seton 3-0, April 18. McAuley beat Seton 9-2 in Best of the West, April 17. • The track team placed fifth with a score of 40 in the Rally’s Invitational, April 20.

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Price Hill Oldtimers to induct 6

By Tony Meale

The Price Hill Baseball Oldtimers is hosting its 59th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at The Farm on Anderson Ferry Road. The event features guest speaker Tommy Helms, who was National League Rookie of the Year in 1966, an All-Star selection in 1967-68 and a Gold Glove-winner in 197071. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling Mike Kunnen at 921-9000. Among this year’s inductees are Rick DeFelice, Fred Fox, Gerald (Jerry) Marx, Ray Penno, Lou “Roede” Roedersheimer (deceased) and Clyde Vollmer (deceased). Local senior student-athletes being honored are Western Hills’ Aramis Brabham, Elder’s Andrew Burkhart and Oak Hills’ Kelsey Laumann. Here are bios on each inductee: • Rick DeFelice, 61, attended St. Teresa of Avila and was a co-captain at Elder and the University of Cincinnati. A catcher, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1970 and played three years in the Montreal Expos’ farm system. He lives in Cincinnati and has been married to his wife, Ruthie, for 38 years and has one daughter, Angie. • Fred Fox, 70, attended Vine Street Elementary and Western Hills. The third baseman played for Bentley in 1957 and was the Legion National Tournament MVP and batting champion with a .412 average. He was Junior Baseball Player of the Year that same year and was signed by the Reds in 1958. At age 17, he threw out the first pitch in the 1957 World Seriesopener at Yankee Stadium because President Dwight Eisenhower was stuck in traffic and running late. He



Elder High School senior Andrew Burkhart is a four-year football and volleyball player for the Panthers and ranks fifth in his senior class. lives in Cincinnati and has been married to his wife, Patricia Fox, for 50 years and has five children (Mike, Kathy, Chris, John and Jenny) and 17 grandchildren. • Gerald (Jerry) Marx, 68, graduated from St. William and Elder before signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1960. He made the 40-man roster in 1961 and played shortstop and second base for four years, mainly in double-A at Tulsa and Nashville. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Xavier University. He played on Elder’s state championship teams in 1959 and 1960, as well as Bentley, which won a national championship in 1958. He is married with four children and seven grandchildren. • Ray Penno, 84, graduated from St. William in 1940 and Western Hills in 1944. He attended Cincinnati, where he played football and baseball. A pitcher and center fielder, he’s been married 60 years to his wife, Marce, and has four children (Ray, Kathy, Cindy and Lorie).

Western Hills senior Aramis Brabham was a standout football player and wrestler for the Mustangs.

• Lou “Roede” Roedersheimer attended Holy Family and graduated from Elder in 1938. A World War II veteran, he played for several summer league tams and played professionally for the Washington Senators. In his first professional atbat, he hit a double to left field off all-time great Stan Musial, who had not yet converted to outfield. • Clyde Vollmer graduated from Western Hills in 1938, played knothole in Bridgetown and was signed by the Reds in 1938. He made his first appearance for the Reds in 1942, played 12 games and joined the Army. He fought in World War II for three years, was discharged and played professionally from 1942 through 1954 for the Reds, Senators and Boston Red Sox. Here are bios on each studentathlete: • Aramis Brabham ranks in the middle of his senior class and was a standout football player and wrestler for the Mustangs. As a senior defensive end, he recorded 57 tackles, 4.0 sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered two others. He


Oak Hills senior Kelsey Laumann was a four-year varsity soccer player for the Lady Scots and has performed extensive volunteer work. also had a 24-yard touchdown reception against Walnut Hills and was 15-of-19 on PATs. As a wrestler, he went 23-7 with 20 pins and finished first in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference in the 171-pound division. • Andrew Burkhart is a member of the National Honor Society, has earned first honors every quarter and ranks fifth in his senior class. A four-year member of the Panthers’ football and volleyball teams, he also played basketball as a freshman and sophomore and has won numerous leadership awards. He has worked at Overhill Swim Club for three summers. • Kelsey Laumann has made the honor roll every quarter and ranks in the top fourth of her senior class. She played varsity soccer for four years and varsity basketball one year. Winner of numerous all-conference awards, Laumann has volunteered for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the ALS Association – among others – and mentors students with special needs.

Mercy’s Erika Leonard discusses career Mother of Mercy senior catcher Erika Leonard, who lives in Colerain Township, is perhaps the top softball player in the city. A twotime Girls’ G r e a t e r Cincinnati League Scarlet division Player of the Leonard Year, she holds numerous school records, including ones for batting average, home runs and fielding percentage. She has hit more than 20 home runs for the Bobcats, has a career batting average well over .500 and has twice been recognized by the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association. Here, Leonard, a Florida State University-recruit who also had offers from Ohio State, Michigan and Kentucky – among others – discusses her career. What made you decide on Florida State? “I was in love with the campus and really enjoyed the coaches, and they made me feel at home. It’s just a good place to be.” Why do you think you’ve been able to have so much success in this sport? “I think hard work and dedication are what can make any player good. You just have to know you’re going to have to make sacrifices to be the best.” You



sonally, I’d really love to be player of the year again and break my home run record and batting average record that I have.” What are your goals for college? “I would like to be the ACC Freshman Player of the Year. There’s another catcher on the team I’ll be competing with, but I would like to be the starting catcher next year. I’d also like to break FSU’s batting average and home run records.”


Mercy senior Erika Leonard signed her letter of intent last November to play softball at Florida State University. She was joined by her father, Jayme, and mother, Sherri. school records at Mercy. Which one of them is most important to you? “Probably my batting average and home runs. It shows to me that all the hard work does pay off.” How many hours do you put in practicing and train ing? “I practice every single day, so I’d say every day I put in at least four hours.”

Who is the toughest pitcher you’ve faced during your career at Mercy? “I’d have to say (2009 Colerain graduate) Emily Schwaeble. I faced her when I was a freshman, and she was just really tough. But my sophomore year, I came back determined that I was going to get some hits off her, and I did. She was my driving force.”

Do you ever get burned out? “I have those moments, but normally I’m ready to go and have my game face on. I love the sport so much, and you can’t really get burned out when you love it as much as I do.”

Where do you need to improve? “I think I can get better in all areas. I have to keep working hard and motivating myself to get better at everything. I know I have to keep stepping up and reaching those different levels.”

Mercy (10-2 entering play April 20) went a combined 39-11 in 2009 and 2010 but had early playoff exits both seasons; why might this year be different? “Well, last year we had about six seniors and they all graduated. Our team is pretty young – I’m the only senior – so we have to just keep working hard. As long as we come together and play as a team, I think we’ll be strong.” What are your individual and team goals for this year? “We want to win a GGCL championship again. We’ve won it the last two years, so that’s a big goal for us. Per-

What are some of your goals beyond college? “Well, a goal that I had a long time ago was to play for the Olympic team, but since they’re not together anymore, I’d like to play for one of the professional teams out there. And if they do bring the Olympic team back, I’d like to try out and try to get on the USA team.” What’s your outlook on success? “Everyone needs to work hard and have that determination to get where they want in life. My dad (Jayme) was the person who kept pushing me along and wanting me to achieve everything. He’s made everything possible for me. As long as you have someone pushing you, you can achieve all the goals you want.” Tony Meale is a sports reporter for the Community Press. You can reach him at tmeale@ or 8536271.


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Sports & recreation

April 27, 2011

St. Xavier baseball atop city poll By Tony Meale


La Salle wins LaRosa’s Classic

La Salle High School junior Marc Nie runs the first leg of the 4x800 relay during the LaRosa’s Classic at La Salle April 20. The Lancers won the competition with 217.5 points. Covington Catholic was runner-up with 161.

This one felt good. After losing seven straight games to Moeller by a combined score of 89-37, the St. Xavier High School baseball team beat the Crusaders 6-3 April 14. It was the Bombers’ first win over their rival since the 2007 playoffs. “The guys were talking about Moeller probably the first day of practice,” St. X head coach Bill Slinger said. “Our guys were just ready to (win). They were tired of losing to them.” Of course, that’s been the theme in general for the Bombers this season. After going a combined 26-27 in the last two years, St. X, ranked No. 1 in the city, is 12-3 (4-0) entering play April 19, and two of their three losses were by one run. Said Slinger, “I think we’re a tough-hitting team all the way through the lineup, and our young pitching has picked us up.” That’s putting it mildly. The Bombers are averaging 8.6 runs per game and have a 2.33 team ERA. Offensively, senior infielder Chad Sudbrack of Blue Ash is among the top two in the Greater Catholic League South division in


St. Xavier High School junior Conor Hundley is a big reason why the Bombers are averaging more than eight runs per game this season. He leads the team in steals and runs scored. average (.524), home runs (two) and RBIs (21). “He’s working hard and just got off to a great start,” Slinger said. Sudbrack, however, isn’t the only big bat for the Bombers. Seniors Nick Albers of West Chester (19), Conor Gilligan of Loveland (15) and Matt Wilson of Symmes Township (14) are second, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the GCLSouth in RBI. Albers, a three-year starter, is hitting .333, while Wilson comes in at .383. Junior spark plug Conor Hundley of Hamilton has 15 of the team’s 30 steals and leads St. X with 22 runs scored. Seven pitchers, meanwhile, have sub-3.00 ERAs, including junior Dominic

Plageman of Wyoming, who is 2-0 with 16 strikeouts; he hasn’t allow an earned run in 10.0 innings of work this season. Junior Jake Sambrookes of Blue Ash (2.90 ERA) and sophomore Joe Gellenbeck of Lebanon (1.27) lead the team with three wins apiece, while junior Michael Hedgebeth of Blue Ash, a southpaw reliever, has two saves, a 2.25 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 9.1 innings. “They’ve all worked hard over the winter and proven they’re mature, quality baseball players,” Slinger said. Slinger noted, however, that his team needs to improve defensively and cited a 6-5 loss at Badin April 8 – during which the Bombers committed three


errors – as evidence. “You can’t give quality teams an extra out,” he said. Defensive deficiencies notwithstanding, the Bombers entered the season largely under-the-radar and have embraced that role. “(Elder head coach) Mark Thompson said before the season to watch out for St. X,” Slinger said. “He knows a lot of our players, and he picked us to do quite well this year.” For Slinger, “quite well” means winning a GCL title, which the Bombers haven’t done since 2004. “Our No. 1 goal is to have a championship season,” he said. “After that, we just want to get into sectionals and districts and do the best we can.”

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Western Hills Press


BRIEFLY The week at Mercy

• The Mercy softball team beat St. Ursula 3-2, April 18. Mercy’s Anna Eggleston pitched 13 strikeouts, and Erika Leonard was 2-3 and hit a triple. The McAuley softball team beat Mount Notre Dame 2-1, April 18. Mercy’s Erika Leonard was 2-3. • The Mercy girls track team placed fourth with a score of 75 in the Rally’s Invitational, April 20. Mercy’s Baker won the pole vault at 8 feet.

The week at Taylor

• The Taylor baseball team beat Deer Park 14-2 in six innings, April 18. Taylor’s Alex Haussler was 4-4, scored a homerun and had five RBI. On April 21, Taylor beat Wyoming 5-2. Taylor’s Zach Brisker was 2-4, hit a double and scored a homerun. • In softball, Deer Park beat Taylor 10-2, April 18. Taylor’s Cheyenne Hawk scored a homerun. On April 21, Wyoming beat Taylor 5-3. Taylor’s Caitlyn Bowman was 2-4. • In boys tennis, Northwest beat Taylor 4-1, April 18.

Taylor’s Danny Rapking beat Aho 6-4, 2-6, 7-6. The Wyoming boys tennis team beat Taylor 5-0, April 20.

The week at La Salle

• The boys tennis team placed second with a score of 12 in Best of the West, April 16. On April 20, La Salle beat Northwest 5-0. La Salle’s Feckle beat Nguyen 6-2, 6-0; Kevin Bush beat Nhat Quang Tran 7-5, 7-5; Travis Robertson beat Jake Kellerman 6-2, 6-0; Ryan Gundlach and Sam Samoya beat Alex Klei and Taylor Aho 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; Nick Buganski and Sam Pieper beat Tanner Agin and Lars Rohle 6-1, 4-6, 6-1. • In boys track, La Salle placed first with a score of 217.5 in the LaRosa’s Classic, April 20. La Salle’s Nelson won the 100 meter in 11.4 seconds; Travis Hawes won the 1600 meter in 4 minutes, 24.6 seconds; Rodriguez Coleman won the 110 meter hurdles in 15.2 seconds; Coleman won the 300 meter hurdles in 41.4 seconds; and the relay team won the 4x400 in 3 minutes, 34.8 seconds. • In baseball, La Salle beat

Carroll 4-2, April 21. La Salle’s Ryan Jesse was 2-2, hit a double and had two RBI.

The week at St. Xavier

• The St. Xavier boys lacrosse team beat Western Reserve 8-5, April 16. St. X’s Buczek scored three goals, Hill and King scored two goals each and Whitaker scored one goal. On April 20, St. Xavier beat Loveland 16-4. St. X’s Buczek scored eight goals; King scored three; and Griewe, Cornely, Whitaker, Bossart and Daugherty scored one goal each. • In baseball, St. Xavier beat McNicholas 14-2 in five innings, April 18. St. X’s Conor Hundley was 2-3, scored four runs and had two RBI.

The week at McAuley

• On April 17, McAuley beat Mercy 6-2, in Best of the West. Jamie Ertel pitched nine strikeouts, and Megan Suer was 2-3 and had three RBI for McAuley. The McAuley softball team beat Mount Notre Dame 2-1, April 18. McAuley’s Dani Kelsey was 2-2 with an RBI.

Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church Welcomes New Pastors... Reverend Seth Bridger and the Reverend Shelley NelsonBridger and their two sons, Noah and Zachary will begin their mission and ministry with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 1st, 2011.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 5841 Werk Road Cincinnati, OH 45248 513-922-5590 CE-0000457127

SIDELINES Learn to eat like an athlete

Athletes can learn how to fuel their bodies and make the best choices as an athlete with registered dietitian Chrisy O’Connor. Athletes will learn what to eat and who it is important to eat right. Join O’Conner from 10-11 a.m., Saturday, April 30, at Western Sports Mall. Cost is $10 for the clinic. Call 451-4900, e-mail or go to; special events for an application.

Summer girls basketball camp

The College of Mount St. Joseph

women’s basketball program will conduct a summer girls’ basketball day camp, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 69, for girls ages 8-14. Cost for the camp is $100. The camp brochure is available at the Mount web site Contact Mount head coach Ashley Bland at 244-4599.

Softball summer camp

Oak Hills softball head coach Jackie Cornelius-Bedel and her staff will be conduct the Highlander Softball Summer Skills Camp on June 13 and 14 at Oak Hills High School. The clinic will be run by current

and former college and professional players and coaches ensuring that each player receives the highest quality instruction available in the area. The clinic will focus on all areas of fastpitch. Offensive skills to be covered include hitting, bunting, slapping, base running. Defensive areas will focus on both infield and outfield skills. Special drills for pitchers and catchers will also be available. Grades two through six are 911:30 a.m., grades 7-12 are 1-3:30 p.m. each day. For registration form see or phone 703-6109. CE-0000453222







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Sportsman of Year nominations are coming soon Over my nearly 19-year span with the Community Press and Recorder papers, I’ve been blessed with leading some projects that have been professionally and personally fulfilling. The third annual Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year project is among the best of them. In this project, our readers determine the ballots and winners of each newspaper’s Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year through online nominations and voting. We run stories on the male and female winners for each newspaper in Ohio and each county in Northern Kentucky in late June. From May 4 to May 16, readers can nominate student-athletes who show the highest quality on and off the field by going to and clicking on the Sportsman of the Year icon on the main page. Follow the

prompts. The voting itself will start the following week. As you might expect, the process evolves as we learn new things about this Melanie project. Laughman In its first Editor’s year we hoped 30,000 votes notebook for and ended with triple that – 90,000 votes – for three Northern Kentucky ballots and 10 Ohio ballots. The second year blew this out of the water with about 750,000 votes. Technically, it was more than a million, but a few unsportsman-like people decided to use something called “bot” voting to boost the votes for a few kids. It was obvious who had the help. To

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What plans do you have for your garden this year? How much do you plan to spend? More or less than last year?

About Ch@troom This week’s question: How much attention are you paying to the wedding plans of Prince William and Kate Middleton? Why do you think people are fascinated by the Royal Family?

“Unfortunately I will have to spend more, as the combination of last year's drought and this spring's abundant rainfall has wreaked havoc with my backyard.” C.A.S. “I'm adding a vegtable garden this year, it will cost me about $50 for seed and plants. With food prices continuing to rise, I'm looking forward to just going in my yard to get my veggies instead of paying a fortune at the store.” R.S.G. “I will be planting some tomatoes and peppers like I do every year, and a few flowers for the front of the house. I guess I will have to spend a little more than last year it seems like plants like everything else have gone up in price. I guess we can blame it on the high cost of gasoline.” L.S. “Our garden will be two years old this year thanks to our grandchildren. “After explaining various foods at the dinner table we thought a garden would be the perfect teacher for city kids. Not only do we enjoy our choice of fresh vegetables, we save on food costs.” R.V. “When we moved into this house in 1971, I had a really nice area in the back yard where I planted a whole lot of things like

Every week The Western Hills Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to westernhills@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. beans, radishes, beets, carrots, corn, tomatoes and other things. It was fun and rewarding to enjoy the fruits of my labor, and I guess I felt a little bit proud of it. “But as years went by, things changed. Trees grew near the garden, and shaded what once was sunny. But perhaps the most significant thing of all was that things got a little complicated as we were raising our three kids, and I didn’t have as much time as I used to. “Today, all of my interest has died, and I think a lot of people would say that this happens as we get older. I wish I still had the time and energy (and a nice plot), but Kroger is so close and so wellstocked that it just doesn’t seem worth it.” B.B. “As to the garden deal, I plan to spend about the same. I felt last year was mostly a failure, but as the season wore on I found most everyone had had the same experience (the drought, you know). “To close on a positive note, my stringbeans were good.” F.N.

The wet spring has altered some garden plans – and enhanced some others.

fix this, readers in two newspapers revoted in a more secure way to make sure the winners were determined by real people. With such a volume of votes, it is an honor to be chosen – one athletes are already using on their resumes and college bios. It’s understandable why someone would try to gain advantage. However, in the spirit of sportsmanship, we’re doing all we can to make sure it won’t happen again. Using feedback from some athletic directors, we’re limiting nominations this year to juniors or seniors who are standout contributors to their teams. Freshmen or sophomores only will be considered if they were, for example, individual state champs or distinguished in a state-wide way. We will not use every nomination for the ballot. I’m giving you the heads up

now, because people will need to create an account on to make the nominations and to vote. It’s the same account needed to comment on stories. On the main page, click on “Sign up” in the top, left-hand corner to get started. This is a direct result of the “bot” voting from last year. Some people may have trouble creating an account if they use browsers with certain firewalls, so I wanted to give you enough time to get it set up. You may drop a line to (Jordan Kellogg) if you need help doing this. Readers also have given feedback saying they wanted more prominent, advance notice to nominate and vote. Here is my first step. We also will post updates on the sports pages and our blog: presspreps.

30-minute count should be observed This is being reprinted after an incorrect headline was used in last week’s issue. This past Saturday (April 9 I drove into Delhi Park to view how many games were being played and to see the conditions of the fields. I was scheduled to officiate a boys varsity high school baseball game later that afternoon. Upon passing field No. 1, I saw some friends whose sons were playing and some waiting to play the next game. It was overcast and the weather looked like it might rain any minute. The first game came to an end and within about 15 minutes; the second game started. During the first inning the sky opened up with a bolt of lighting and a clap of thunder. The plate umpire announced time and instructed everyone to get off the field. As everyone started to seek shelter, someone proclaimed, we will restart the game in 15-20 minutes. I was shocked and very concerned over that statement. Everyone should know on any outside sporting event that the

30-minute rule applies. Any subsequent thunder or lightning after the beginning of the 30-minute count, reset the clock and anothBob Phair er 30-minute Community count should Press guest begin. The purpose columnist of these guidelines is to provide a default policy to those responsible for making decisions concerning the suspension and restarting of contests based on the presence of lightning. The worst case thinking by a few is to resume the game too early (less than the 30-minute count) because the dark clouds and storm have passed their field. Problem with that thought process is the back edge of the storm is where we have the lightning. Is it worth putting our players, coaches, and officials into a situation of possible injury or death by not waiting the allotted time? (Reference: National Weather


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Service, National Federation of State High School Associations, Guidelines for Lightning SafetyNFHS Sports Medicine Handbook.) Bob Phair, 27 years experience as an official for college, high school and summer baseball.

Why burning the Qur’an is wrong As the world reels in the shock waves of a public Qur'an burning hosted by a Florida pastor, one might wonder what Christianity at its core actually teaches on this issue. We never see examples in Scripture of Jesus or His followers using violence or force to spread the gospel. Jesus said His kingdom was not of this world; if it was, then His servants would fight, a biblical fact that was ignored to horrific result in the Crusades of the Middles Ages. The only place we read about book-burning in the Bible is the account of the Ephesians burning their books of magic arts. It was their own decision, the books belonged to them, and they did it to signify disassociation from an old way of life. In the current situation, if these people have no Muslim background, what good can it do them or anyone else to demonstrate their separatism from Islam? Those who forcibly burn others' books are generally connected with unarguably evil totalitarian regimes. The Golden Rule rules it out. Jesus taught us to treat others how

we want to be treated. We as Christians would certainly not want our Bibles burned. Jesus taught us to love our enemies and do Stephanie good to those Spicer who treat us We were Community badly. treated badly on Press guest 9/11. We are columnist currently at war in two Muslim nations. These who are our enemies politically, our God commands us to love personally. If we ever wish our faith to be taken seriously by Muslims, we must reach out to them with the love of Christ, not pull away from them in fearful and ignorant hatred. The Preacher of Ecclesiastes taught that we should avoid extremes. Unfortunately, some sectors of the Western church react to the near universal apathy of the rest through extremes of behavior. A secular article I recently read described a well-known

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This project generates wonderful stories about exceptional kids who make a positive impact on others. The whole point is to give these kids some props for doing the right thing. Any one of them, in the end, would deserve it. As a gentle reminder to those tempted to write after the fact that we “got it wrong” with our award winners: This is a fan-generated competition done in the spirit of any sports contest. The ones with the most points win. Back your favorite with a nomination and enough votes to put them in the lead. We’ve been surprised how few votes some wellknown athletes have gotten in past years. The ball is in your court. Game on! Melanie Laughman is sports editor for The Community Press and Community Recorder newspapers. You can reach her at

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evangelistic tool as a “powerful lesson in how some twisted individuals use faith to promote hatred in the world." Contrast this with the biblical allegories of shining as lights in the world and spreading the fragrant aroma of the knowledge of Christ. The Bible, and not all the corruption of a church which has so far departed from its teachings, is true, indeed fundamental, Christianity. I disagree with the teachings of the Qur'an. It is my inalienable right as a human being to do so, as it is the inalienable right of every Muslim to disagree with me. However, neither side has the right to use violence as a means of persuading the other. Finally, from a non-religious perspective, this action is highly provocative and has put our entire nation and expatriate community at risk. I can confidently assert that most Muslims are peaceful and non-violent people, but granted the current political climate, should we really be surprised if it sparks violence? Stephanie Spicer is a resident of Green Township.



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Is IBS with CONSTIPATION keeping you from your favorite seat?

If you’re not finding overall symptom relief,† ask your doctor if AMITIZA can help. Millions of people suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C). †Symptoms are defined as abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, bowel habits, and other IBS symptoms.

AMITIZA (8 mcg) twice daily is approved to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) in women 18 years of age and older.

AMITIZA may help

• AMITIZA is not for everyone. If you know or suspect you have a bowel blockage, do not take AMITIZA. If you are unsure, your healthcare provider should evaluate your condition before starting AMITIZA.You should not take AMITIZA if you have severe diarrhea.

• AMITIZA is not a laxative or fiber • AMITIZA is the only prescription medicine that is FDA-approved to relieve the overall symptoms of IBS-C in women. Individual results may vary

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• AMITIZA has not been studied in pregnant women and should only be used during a pregnancy if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the fetus. Women should have a negative pregnancy test before beginning treatment with AMITIZA and need to practice effective birth control measures. If you are pregnant or become pregnant while being treated with AMITIZA, talk to your healthcare provider to evaluate the risks to the fetus. • Some patients taking AMITIZA may experience nausea or diarrhea. If nausea occurs, take AMITIZA with food. If your nausea or diarrhea becomes severe, tell your healthcare provider. • Within an hour of taking AMITIZA, a sensation of chest tightness and shortness of breath may occur. These symptoms usually go away within three hours, but may recur with repeated use. Tell your healthcare provider if you experience these symptoms. • The most common side effects of taking AMITIZA (8 mcg) twice daily, pink capsules for IBS-C are nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. These are not all the side effects associated with AMITIZA.

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Initial U.S. Approval: 2006 BRIEF SUMMARY OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION – Please see package insert for full prescribing information. INDICATIONS AND USAGE Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Amitiza ® is indicated for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in adults. Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation Amitiza is indicated for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in women ≥ 18 years old. DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION Amitiza should be taken twice daily orally with food and water. Physicians and patients should periodically assess the need for continued therapy. Chronic Idiopathic Constipation 24 mcg twice daily orally with food and water. Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation 8 mcg twice daily orally with food and water. DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS Amitiza is available as an oval, gelatin capsule containing 8 mcg or 24 mcg of lubiprostone. • 8-mcg capsules are pink and are printed with “SPI” on one side • 24-mcg capsules are orange and are printed with “SPI” on one side CONTRAINDICATIONS Amitiza is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected mechanical gastrointestinal obstruction. WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS Pregnancy The safety of Amitiza in pregnancy has not been evaluated in humans. In guinea pigs, lubiprostone has been shown to have the potential to cause fetal loss. Amitiza should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Women who could become pregnant should have a negative pregnancy test prior to beginning therapy with Amitiza and should be capable of complying with effective contraceptive measures. See Use in Specific Populations (8.1). Nausea Patients taking Amitiza may experience nausea. If this occurs, concomitant administration of food with Amitiza may reduce symptoms of nausea. See Adverse Reactions (6.1). Diarrhea Amitiza should not be prescribed to patients that have severe diarrhea. Patients should be aware of the possible occurrence of diarrhea during treatment. Patients should be instructed to inform their physician if severe diarrhea occurs. See Adverse Reactions (6.1). Dyspnea In clinical trials conducted to study Amitiza in treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation and IBS-C there were reports of dyspnea. This was reported at 2.5% of the treated chronic idiopathic constipation population and at 0.4% in the treated IBS-C population. Although not classified as serious adverse events, some patients discontinued treatment on study because of this event. There have been postmarketing reports of dyspnea when using Amitiza 24 mcg. Most have not been characterized as serious adverse events, but some patients have discontinued therapy because of dyspnea. These events have usually been described as a sensation of chest tightness and difficulty taking in a breath, and generally have an acute onset within 30–60 minutes after taking the first dose. They generally resolve within a few hours after taking the dose, but recurrence has been frequently reported with subsequent doses. Bowel Obstruction In patients with symptoms suggestive of mechanical gastrointestinal obstruction, the treating physician should perform a thorough evaluation to confirm the absence of such an obstruction prior to initiating therapy with Amitiza. ADVERSE REACTIONS Clinical Studies Experience Because clinical studies are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical studies of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical studies of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice. Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Adverse reactions in dose-finding, efficacy, and long-term clinical studies: The data described below reflect exposure to Amitiza in 1175 patients with chronic idiopathic constipation (29 at 24 mcg once daily, 1113 at 24 mcg twice daily, and 33 at 24 mcg three times daily) over 3- or 4-week, 6-month, and 12-month treatment periods; and from 316 patients receiving placebo over short-term exposure (≤ 4 weeks). The total population (N = 1491) had a mean age of 49.7 (range 19–86) years; was 87.1% female; 84.8% Caucasian, 8.5% African American, 5.0% Hispanic, 0.9% Asian; and 15.5% elderly (≥ 65 years of age). Table 1 presents data for the adverse reactions that occurred in at least 1% of patients who received Amitiza 24 mcg twice daily and that occurred more frequently with study drug than placebo. In addition, corresponding adverse reaction incidence rates in patients receiving Amitiza 24 mcg once daily is shown. Table 1: Percent of Patients with Adverse Reactions (Chronic Idiopathic Constipation) Placebo System/Adverse Reaction1

Gastrointestinal disorders Nausea Diarrhea Abdominal pain Abdominal distension Flatulence Vomiting Loose stools Abdominal discomfort2 Dyspepsia Dry mouth Stomach discomfort Nervous system disorders Headache Dizziness General disorders and site administration conditions Edema Fatigue Chest discomfort/pain Respiratory, thoracic, and mediastinal disorders Dyspnea

N = 316 %

Amitiza 24 mcg Once Daily N = 29 %

Amitiza 24 mcg Twice Daily N = 1113 %

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Includes only those events associated with treatment (possibly, probably, or definitely related, as assessed by the investigator). 2 This term combines “abdominal tenderness,” “abdominal rigidity,” “gastrointestinal discomfort,” and “abdominal discomfort.” 1

Nausea: Approximately 29% of patients who received Amitiza 24 mcg twice daily experienced an adverse reaction of nausea; 4% of patients had severe nausea while 9% of patients discontinued treatment due to nausea. The rate of nausea associated with Amitiza (any dosage) was substantially lower among male (7%) and elderly patients (18%). Further analysis of the safety data revealed that long-term exposure to Amitiza does not appear to place patients at an elevated risk for experiencing nausea. The incidence of nausea increased in a dose-dependent manner with the lowest overall incidence for nausea reported at the 24 mcg once daily dosage (17%). In open-labeled, long-term studies, patients were allowed to adjust the dosage of Amitiza down to 24 mcg once daily from 24 mcg twice daily if experiencing nausea. Nausea decreased when Amitiza was administered with food. No patients in the clinical studies were hospitalized due to nausea. CE-0000456796


Diarrhea: Approximately 12% of patients who received Amitiza 24 mcg twice daily experienced an adverse reaction of diarrhea; 2% of patients had severe diarrhea while 2% of patients discontinued treatment due to diarrhea. Electrolytes: No serious adverse reactions of electrolyte imbalance were reported in clinical studies, and no clinically significant changes were seen in serum electrolyte levels in patients receiving Amitiza. Less common adverse reactions: The following adverse reactions (assessed by investigator as probably or definitely related to treatment) occurred in less than 1% of patients receiving Amitiza 24 mcg twice daily in clinical studies, occurred in at least two patients, and occurred more frequently in patients receiving study drug than those receiving placebo: fecal incontinence, muscle cramp, defecation urgency, frequent bowel movements, hyperhidrosis, pharyngolaryngeal pain, intestinal functional disorder, anxiety, cold sweat, constipation, cough, dysgeusia, eructation, influenza, joint swelling, myalgia, pain, syncope, tremor, decreased appetite. Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation Adverse reactions in dose-finding, efficacy, and long-term clinical studies: The data described below reflect exposure to Amitiza 8 mcg twice daily in 1011 patients with IBS-C for up to 12 months and from 435 patients receiving placebo twice daily for up to 16 weeks. The total population (N = 1267) had a mean age of 46.5 (range 18–85) years; was 91.6% female; 77.5% Caucasian, 12.9% African American, 8.6% Hispanic, 0.4% Asian; and 8.0% elderly (≥ 65 years of age). Table 2 presents data for the adverse reactions that occurred in at least 1% of patients who received Amitiza 8 mcg twice daily and that occurred more frequently with study drug than placebo. Table 2: Percent of Patients with Adverse Reactions (IBS-C Studies)

Placebo System/Adverse Reaction

N = 435 %

Amitiza 8 mcg Twice Daily N = 1011 %

4 4 5 2

8 7 5 3


Gastrointestinal disorders Nausea Diarrhea Abdominal pain Abdominal distension

Includes only those events associated with treatment (possibly or probably related, as assessed by the investigator). Less common adverse reactions: The following adverse reactions (assessed by investigator as probably related to treatment) occurred in less than 1% of patients receiving Amitiza 8 mcg twice daily in clinical studies, occurred in at least two patients, and occurred more frequently in patients receiving study drug than those receiving placebo: dyspepsia, loose stools, vomiting, fatigue, dry mouth, edema, increased alanine aminotransferase, increased aspartate aminotransferase, constipation, eructation, gastroesophageal reflux disease, dyspnea, erythema, gastritis, increased weight, palpitations, urinary tract infection, anorexia, anxiety, depression, fecal incontinence, fibromyalgia, hard feces, lethargy, rectal hemorrhage, pollakiuria. One open-labeled, long-term clinical study was conducted in patients with IBS-C receiving Amitiza 8 mcg twice daily. This study comprised 476 intent-to-treat patients (mean age 47.5 [range 21– 82] years; 93.5% female; 79.2% Caucasian, 11.6% African American, 8.6% Hispanic, 0.2% Asian; 7.8% ≥ 65 years of age) who were treated for an additional 36 weeks following an initial 12–16-week, double-blinded treatment period. The adverse reactions that were reported during this study were similar to those observed in the two double-blinded, controlled studies. Postmarketing Experience The following adverse reactions have been identified during postapproval use of Amitiza 24 mcg for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. Voluntary reports of adverse reactions occurring with the use of Amitiza include the following: syncope, allergic-type reactions (including rash, swelling, and throat tightness), malaise, increased heart rate, muscle cramps or muscle spasms, rash, and asthenia. DRUG INTERACTIONS Based upon the results of in vitro human microsome studies, there is low likelihood of drug–drug interactions. In vitro studies using human liver microsomes indicate that cytochrome P450 isoenzymes are not involved in the metabolism of lubiprostone. Further in vitro studies indicate microsomal carbonyl reductase may be involved in the extensive biotransformation of lubiprostone to the metabolite M3 (See Pharmacokinetics [12.3].). Additionally, in vitro studies in human liver microsomes demonstrate that lubiprostone does not inhibit cytochrome P450 isoforms 3A4, 2D6, 1A2, 2A6, 2B6, 2C9, 2C19, or 2E1, and in vitro studies of primary cultures of human hepatocytes show no induction of cytochrome P450 isoforms 1A2, 2B6, 2C9, and 3A4 by lubiprostone. No drug–drug interaction studies have been performed. Based on the available information, no protein binding–mediated drug interactions of clinical significance are anticipated. USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS Pregnancy Teratogenic effects: Pregnancy Category C. [See Warnings and Precautions (5.1).] Teratology studies with lubiprostone have been conducted in rats at oral doses up to 2000 mcg/kg/day (approximately 332 times the recommended human dose, based on body surface area), and in rabbits at oral doses of up to 100 mcg/kg/day (approximately 33 times the recommended human dose, based on body surface area). Lubiprostone was not teratogenic in rats or rabbits. In guinea pigs, lubiprostone caused fetal loss at repeated doses of 10 and 25 mcg/kg/day (approximately 2 and 6 times the highest recommended human dose, respectively, based on body surface area) administered on days 40 to 53 of gestation. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. However, during clinical testing of Amitiza, six women became pregnant. Per protocol, Amitiza was discontinued upon pregnancy detection. Four of the six women delivered healthy babies. The fifth woman was monitored for 1 month following discontinuation of study drug, at which time the pregnancy was progressing as expected; the patient was subsequently lost to follow-up. The sixth pregnancy was electively terminated. Amitiza should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. If a woman is or becomes pregnant while taking the drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus. Nursing Mothers It is not known whether lubiprostone is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from lubiprostone, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. Pediatric Use Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been studied. Geriatric Use Chronic Idiopathic Constipation The efficacy of Amitiza in the elderly (≥ 65 years of age) subpopulation was consistent with the efficacy in the overall study population. Of the total number of constipated patients treated in the dose-finding, efficacy, and long-term studies of Amitiza, 15.5% were ≥ 65 years of age, and 4.2% were ≥ 75 years of age. Elderly patients taking Amitiza (any dosage) experienced a lower incidence rate of associated nausea compared to the overall study population taking Amitiza (18% vs. 29%, respectively). Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation The safety profile of Amitiza in the elderly (≥ 65 years of age) subpopulation (8.0% were ≥ 65 years of age and 1.8% were ≥ 75 years of age) was consistent with the safety profile in the overall study population. Clinical studies of Amitiza did not include sufficient numbers of patients aged 65 years and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger patients. Renal Impairment Amitiza has not been studied in patients who have renal impairment. 1


Hepatic Impairment Amitiza has not been studied in patients who have hepatic impairment. OVERDOSAGE There have been two confirmed reports of overdosage with Amitiza. The first report involved a 3-year-old child who accidentally ingested 7 or 8 capsules of 24 mcg of Amitiza and fully recovered. The second report was a study patient who self-administered a total of 96 mcg of Amitiza per day for 8 days. The patient experienced no adverse reactions during this time. Additionally, in a Phase 1 cardiac repolarization study, 38 of 51 patients given a single oral dose of 144 mcg of Amitiza (6 times the highest recommended dose) experienced an adverse event that was at least possibly related to the study drug. Adverse reactions that occurred in at least 1% of these patients included the following: nausea (45%), diarrhea (35%), vomiting (27%), dizziness (14%), headache (12%), abdominal pain (8%), flushing/hot flash (8%), retching (8%), dyspnea (4%), pallor (4%), stomach discomfort (4%), anorexia (2%), asthenia (2%), chest discomfort (2%), dry mouth (2%), hyperhidrosis (2%), and syncope (2%). PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION Dosing Instructions Amitiza should be taken twice daily with food and water to reduce potential symptoms of nausea. The capsule should be taken once in the morning and once in the evening daily as prescribed. The capsule should be swallowed whole and should not be broken apart or chewed. Physicians and patients should periodically assess the need for continued therapy. Patients on treatment who experience severe nausea, diarrhea, or dyspnea should inform their physician. Patients taking Amitiza may experience dyspnea within an hour of the first dose. This symptom generally resolves within 3 hours, but may recur with repeat dosing. Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Patients should take a single 24 mcg capsule of Amitiza twice daily with food and water. Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation Patients should take a single 8 mcg capsule of Amitiza twice daily with food and water. Marketed by: Sucampo Pharma Americas, Inc., Bethesda, MD 20814 and Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Deerfield, IL 60015 Amitiza® is a registered trademark of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AMT0509-R1/brf L-LUB-0509-8

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Kites fly in the sky over Veterans Park in Green Township during the annual Kite Fly sponsored by VFW Post 10380 and co-sponsored by the Green Township Fire Department.

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Paul Eggleston of Monfort Heights runs with his Shark Kite during the annual Green Township Kite Fly.

Amanda Powell of Bridgetown gets a kite for fly at Veterans Park.

Phil Napolitano of Delhi Township gets his kite going on April 10, during the annual Green Township Kite Fly, sponsored by VFW Post 10380, at Veterans Park. The fly was co-sponsored by the township’s fire department.

Zach McMcRae, of Green Township, helps to launch a kite during the Green Township Kite Fly.

Darrell Shelton of Price Hill gets ready to fly his two airplane kites during the annual Green Township Kite Fly April 10.

Lou Fortman, his wife Valerie and son Alex, of Bridgetown take a rest from flying kites during the annual Green Township Kite Fly.

Ron Fogle of Colerain Township is all smiles as he and his wife fly kites at Veteran’s Park in Green Township.

Jackie Fogle of Colerain Township flies a kite for the first time in her life during the annual Green Township Kite Fly at Veterans Park.

Lisa Litzinger of Green Township, left, holds onto her nephew 14-month-old Anthony Thomas as her daughter Jessie Litzinger flies a kite at Veterans Park.




Western Hills Press

April 27, 2011


ART EXHIBITS 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. EXERCISE CLASSES

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. 675-2725. Miami Township.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK English Channel, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157; Riverside.


Cincy Rockers, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 2517977; Riverside.


Cincinnati Christian University’s Gloria Concert, 7-8 p.m., BLOC Mission Center, 933 McPherson Ave., Auditorium. Cincinnati Christian University’s Concert Choir, Celebration Singers and Vocal Ensemble. Classical sacred music concert. Featuring Rutter’s “Gloria!” accompanied by brass ensemble and guest artist, Kirsten Smith, at pipe organ. Free, donations requested. Presented by Cincinnati Christian University music and worship department. 244-8165. Price Hill.


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. Yoga for the Back, 6-6:45 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, Create flow of postures that soothes and nurtures neck, shoulders and upper and lower back issues. 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.

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. 521-7275; Sayler Park. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 3 0


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


Karaoke with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Karaoke and dance music. Free. 385-1005. Colerain Township.

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.




COLD Tuna, 8 p.m.-midnight, Poppy’s Sports Bar and Grill, 6611 Glenway Ave., Free. 5744939. Bridgetown. Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Black Sheep Bar & Grill, 3807 North Bend Road, 481-6300. Cheviot.


AARP Monthly Meeting, 12:30-2 p.m., Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave., Mike Scherer of the Green Township Fire Department presents “Remembering When,” fire safety and injury prevention program geared for senior citizens. New members welcome. Presented by Western Hills AARP Chapter 3690. 9414911. Westwood. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 2 9


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


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.


Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., bigg’s Delhi, 5025 Delhi Road, Naked Grape. Three samples with snacks from the deli and fresh meat counter. $2. 354-1700. Delhi Township. Trivia & Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats and Catering, 6135 Bridgetown Road, $10. 574-3100; Green Township.

Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ-Colerain Township, 5312 Old Blue Rock Road, Roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, rolls and homemade dessert. Carry-out available. Includes quilt raffle. Quilt tickets $1 for one, $5 for six. $9, $4 ages 9 and under. 385-9077; Colerain Township. Wine Tasting and Art Show, 7-11 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Wine tasting by Saints Helping Saints. Art created by alumnae and current students. Pricing TBA. Presented by Saints Helping Saints. 471-2600. West Price Hill.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157. Riverside. The Juice, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, 574-6333. Green Township.


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


Adopt-a-Spot Beautification Program, 10 a.m., Covedale Gardens, Ralph and Covedale avenues, Help with litter pickup the last Saturday of each month. Trash bags, gloves and refreshments provided. 251-8532; Covedale.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to S U N D A Y, M A Y 1


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


Community Sunday Breakfast, 910:30 a.m., Eden Chapel United Methodist Church, 150 Dahlia Ave., Free. 941-4183; Sayler Park.


The Price Hill Showcase of Homes, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Price Hill Will, 3724 St. Lawrence Ave., Open houses at listings in Price Hill. Maps of all of homes for sale available at each open house or at Price Hill Will. Free. 251-3800, ext. 105; Price Hill.


Westwood First Concert Series, 3 p.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave., With Yun Kyong Kim, organist. Free, donations accepted. 661-6846, ext. 107; Westwood.


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


Art Show, 1-3 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Works by Seton students. Free. 471-2600. West Price Hill.

SENIOR CITIZENS Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road, Non-members welcome. Music by Nelson. $5. Presented by Delhi Seniors. 451-3560. Delhi Township. M O N D A Y, M A Y 2

RECREATION Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park. T U E S D A Y, M A Y 3

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

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.


English Channel performs from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday, April 29, at Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road. There is a $3 cover charge. For more information, call 451-1157 or visit Members of English Channel are pictured performing at Mainstrasse Village during Maifest. Yoga for Strength and Healing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood.


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


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


Spring Luncheon, 11:45 a.m., Eden Chapel United Methodist Church, 150 Dahlia Ave., Salad buffet followed by program on scenic tours. $7. 941-4183; Sayler Park.

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Karaoke with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, Free. 385-1005. Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, M A Y 6


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7:30 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.

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COMMUNITY DANCE Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside. DANCE CLASSES

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


tick … tick … BOOM!, 8 p.m., Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, 1945 Dunham Way, Book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Unique blend of pop and musical theater styles. Set in 1990, story of young composer on brink of turning 30 and agonizing over big life choices. $9, 8 students and seniors. Presented by Sunset Players Inc. 588-4988; West Price Hill.


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


Community Mental Health Assistance, 1-3 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Mental health support with Recovery International. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Recovery International. 379-6233. Cheviot.


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Kelly Routt, 8-11 p.m., J. Gumbo’s White Oak, 6032 Cheviot Road, Free. 385-1995. White Oak.


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


Crazy for You, 9 a.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Auditions are by appointment only. To arrange an audition appointment, contact producer Jennifer Perrino at or call 241-6550. Ages 13-19. Free. Registration required. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

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


Seton-Elder Performance Series Freshman Concert, 7 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Music by young singers. Free. 471-2600. West Price Hill.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park. T H U R S D A Y, M A Y 5


The 2011 Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show will be featuring the butterflies of Brazil through June 26. Pictured is a Peleides Blue Morpho from South America. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children under 17. Ages 4 and under are free. Family packs are $20 (includes admission for two adults and up to six children). Krohn Conservatory is located at 1501 Eden Park Drive. For details, call 513-421-4086 or visit

EXERCISE CLASSES Beginners’ Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, $70 for 10class pass, $40 for five-class pass, $9 dropin. 675-2725. Miami Township. Yoga for Strength and Healing, 10:3011:30 a.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood. Yoga for the Back, 6-6:45 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, $70 for 10-class pass, $40 for five-class pass, $9 drop-in. 6752725. Miami Township.


See what all the “fuzz” is about this May at the Cincinnati Zoo during Zoo Babies. Some of the babies you will see include: bonobos (pictured), a white-handed gibbon, a little penguin and Zuri, a female baby Maasai giraffe who was born April 2. The event is free with regular zoo admission. Admission prices are $14 for adults, $10 for children (2-12), children under 2 are free and parking is additional. The zoo opens daily at 9 a.m. For more information, call 513-281-4700 or visit


Western Hills Press

April 27, 2011


The virtue we may have until we know we have it The creation story in Genesis says that God created us humans by mixing dust and spirit. Humility is to know this about ourselves and be willing to live with this mixture that we are. Humility is a virtue misunderstood by most of us. We associate it with people who are pushovers for bullies, wimpy unassertive people, spineless employees, cringing wives, or sweet-talking pious people. Most people would prefer to be called powerful than humble. Our confusion about humility is caused by two misunderstandings. One way thinks it means the diminishment of one’s selfhood and identity, blandness, the dread of being noticed or of speaking before a group, or a passion for anonymity. Such erroneous images of humility are more expressive of certain tendencies than humility.

The other misunderstanding of humility is when we think it means running oneself down, denying qualities or skills we actually have, or Father Lou feigning a worthGuntzelman lessness (somePerspectives times in order to have another praise us). It’s been suggested, the next time a good singer says, “Oh, I really can’t sing very well,” agree with him or her and say, “Well, you tried your best!” Then notice their reaction. Humility is truth. One of the reasons humility is so difficult for a human to possess is because our egos like to be seen as special and to stand out from everyone else. We enjoy being seen as the

Therapist Wayne Muller says, “Each of us was given a particular combination of wounds, gifts, talents, and imperfections that merely give texture to the quality of our experience.” As a result, he says, “We are all human beings who are born, trying to survive, learning to love, and preparing to live and die with some dignity and peace.” “best” or the “worst,” rather than just an ordinary imperfect human being who sometimes makes mistakes. Many of us harbor the supposition that either we’ve experienced a worse childhood and bag of circumstances than most people, or, that we are highly gifted and a cut above the rest of people. We’re enthralled by grandiosity or victimhood. Each of us is a spark of divinity encased in compost. Someone has described humans as “the juxtaposition of incongruities.”

The Latin word “humus” (soil, dust, earth, etc.) is the root word of both the words “human” and “humility.” And at the same we are made in God’s precious image and likeness. Therapist Wayne Muller says, “Each of us was given a particular combination of wounds, gifts, talents, and imperfections that merely give texture to the quality of our experience.” As a result, he says, “We are all human beings who are born, trying to survive, learning to love, and preparing to live and die with

some dignity and peace. No more, no less. To learn humility is to honor that your hurt and mine are one, that my life and yours are cut from the same cloth, and that we share the gentle communication of being human.” Humility is so important that it is impossible for anyone to have any authentic type of spiritual life without the virtue of humility. Humility tames the ego and rids us of superficiality and arrogance. It compels us to be true to ourselves and respect others. Because of the nature of our egos, humility is an extremely slippery virtue. In the act of thinking we possess it, we prove to ourselves we don’t. A Sufi adage says, “A saint is a saint unless he knows he is one.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Before getting work done, check roofer’s references This is the time of year when our area is hit with severe windstorms that can damage the roof of your home. A lot can be learned from the windstorm of September 2008, when roofers were kept busy for months. Like thousands of others, Marc and Julie Silverman needed a new roof on their Symmes Township home. Marc heard about a roofer from a friend and hired him. It’s what’s happened since then that can be a lesson for us all. Earlier this year Julie noticed a leak in the house.

“ O u r bathroom ceiling is coming down. We had the r o o f e r come over a couple of Howard Ain weeks ago he Hey Howard! and said he couldn’t find the source of the leak,” she said. Soon there were more leaks in the ceiling. That prompted the Silvermans to call in several other roofers hoping to find the source of

the problem. “There were numerous things that they found are wrong – pages and pages of things. We’ve gotten estimates from $3,000 just to repair it, up to $11,000,” said Julie. The Silvermans decided the best thing to do was tear off the bad roof because it was so done so poorly. Julie said she’s learned, “When there’s a storm all of a sudden everybody’s a roofer. We trusted him, and allowed him to do our roof – and now you see what’s happened.

“The insurance company was paying a little bit for the damage in our house – not very much. Then they tried to go after the roofer because they did pay for the roof and felt his work was not acceptable.” Unfortunately, that roofer didn’t have liability insurance, which would have paid for the damage to their house. “People don’t know until something happens that there’s something wrong with their roof. So, other than appearance, we wouldn’t have known it

either. It never looked great, but what do we know about roofing?” Julie said. The Silvermans say they have not been able to get that bad roofer to return their calls or answer their letter. He hung up on me when I called. But, it’s believed this roofer is still out there working, so you need to protect yourself. Always check out a company with the Better Business Bureau. If the BBB has no record of the company, get another company. You want to hire a firm

that’s been in business for several years and has a good record. In addition, check out the company’s references. Don’t forget to get a copy of the company’s liability insurance and Worker’s Compensation policy – both of which are designed to protect you. If you can’t get a copy of each, find another company. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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April 27, 2011

Cool spring days call for warm, lighter soups As I write this column, it is 50 degrees outside with cloudy skies. We’ve had lots of rain, too. My husRita band, Frank, Heikenfeld was supposed to Rita’s kitchen clean out the wood stove for the season but got

behind on his chores. He said today he’s happy about that, too, since we had to build a fire in it to keep the baby chicks warm. They’re nestled quite snugly in front of the stove in a little box with sawdust. I’m anxious, though, for the weather to cooperate so we can put them outside. They chirp constantly! It’s been a great year so

far for foraging for wild edibles. We’ve already gotten a small bounty of morel mushrooms, and the wild violets are like a purple carpet in the yard.

When mixture comes to a hard boil, cook one minute. Pour into sterilized jars and seal. Store in cool, dry place. Elegant on scones and biscuits.

Healthy spring garden vegetable soup

Crockpot potato soup with sausage

This is a lighter soup for spring. 2 cups sliced carrots 1 cup diced onion or more to taste 1 tablespoon garlic, minced or more to taste 6 cups broth – your choice beef, chicken or vegetable, low-sodium and fatfree 3 cups diced cabbage 1 cup green beans 2 tablespoons tomato paste or more to taste 1 generous teaspoon dried basil or to taste 3 ⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano or to taste Salt and pepper to taste 1 zucchini, diced Parmesan cheese for garnish Put carrots, onion and garlic in nonstick soup pot. Spray with olive oil cooking spray. Cook over low heat until soft, about five minutes. Add everything but zucchini and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer, covered, and cook about 20 minutes or until beans are tender. Stir in zucchini and heat a few more minutes. Sprinkle each serving generously with Parmesan.



Jessie and Kim Caudill help Rita Heikenfeld by skimming the foam from the jars of violet jam and jelly.

Violet jam

The Caudill kids have been bringing me violets by the bagful. We had fun making jam and jelly. I told them we could sell these as gourmet items! 2 cups packed violet blossoms, without stems 3-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 ⁄4 cup water 21⁄2 cups sugar 3 ⁄4 cup water (a second time) 1 pkg. dry pectin Put 3⁄4 cup water and the violet blossoms in a blender and blend well. Add the lemon juice and notice how the violet paste turns a richer purple as soon as the lemon juice hits the dull purple paste. Add the sugar and blend again to dissolve. Next, stir the package of pectin into the second 3⁄4 cup water in a saucepan and bring it to a

boil, continuing to boil hard for one minute. Pour the hot pectin into the blender with the violet paste. Blend again and pour into jars or small storage containers. Let cool, then cover with lids and store in fridge or freezer.

Violet jelly

21⁄2 cups boiling water 3 cups tightly packed violet blossoms without stems 1 ⁄4 cup lemon juice 1 pkg. dry pectin 4 cups sugar Pour 21⁄2 cups boiling water over violets. Let sit overnight or for 12 hours to infuse. Strain and measure. You should have 2 cups liquid; if not, add water. Add 1⁄4 cup lemon juice and one package of powdered pectin. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add 4 cups sugar all at once.

If you’re looking for an easy and tasty soup, this may be for you. From Darlo Tanner, who said she received this recipe from her sister, and Darlo has shared it “with people from Texas and Florida.” I’ve had it in my file for awhile, and am glad I found it again. Darlo said she has used reduced-fat sausage and fat-free soups and it was very good. She’s also used Italian sausage. “Even better the next day,” she said. 2 pounds sausage 1 large onion 2 bags diced frozen hash browns, no need to thaw 2 cans each: cream of mushroom soup and cream of celery soup 2 cups milk 1 cup water, or more if needed Brown sausage and onion and crumble sausage. Drain and stir in rest of ingredients. Pour into sprayed crockpot on high for four hours. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Western Hills Press

April 27, 2011


Swimming pool Westwood woman loves steamboating opening again Gannett News Service It looks like the pool at Philipps Swim Club will be filled this year after all. After recent news that the owner of the club off Glenway Avenue can no longer afford to keep the West Side landmark open, a group of members decided to form a nonprofit organization to take over operating costs. It’s an ambitious goal, they say, but worth it. “We want to see this open for generations to come. I don’t know how realistic it is but we think it’s something worthwhile to chase,” said board member Chris Gramke. He calls the club, which will be in its 82nd year in Price Hill, “another slice of the West Side that needs to stay alive.” Owners Zeek Childers and his wife, state Rep. Denise Driehaus, will basically serve as landlords and lease the club to the group for $1 for the next year. With 69 prepaid members, the group is shooting for another 210 members to help pay for the season. They also plan to hold fundraisers to offset the $244,000 to $300,000 cost. “It isn’t a surprise that there are people who are passionate about the place being open,” Childers said. “My wife grew up in this

community and went there as a kid. We’re passionate about it, too. But we’re the ones paying the bills and it got to the point where we couldn’t keep up with it.” With memberships falling by more than 100 families in the past year alone, the increase in the club’s sewer and water bill made it unmanageable, he said. Negotiations with the sewer district to cut the club a break are ongoing. Meanwhile, Gramke said the board has already received $7,000 in private donations. To trim costs, the pool will only have vending machines instead of a snack bar, and some hours will be cut. Membership fees have also gone up, now at $650 for a family and $275 for singles. To encourage more seniors to join, the club has lowered the age requirement from 62 to 55; cost is $150. The pool is set to open May 28. “This is something that has been on the West Side of Cincinnati for 82 years,” Gramke said. “Our biggest motivation is to give the kids something to do and to bring families together. We’re hoping people will step up and help us with that.” For more information, visit


M’Lissa Kesterman of Westwood is helping to plan festivities for the 2011 Steamboat Bicentennial Committee. Kesterman joined the committee in 2009, and has spent two years helping to plan the festivities surrounding the bicentennialand sharing her extensive knowledge along the way. Kesterman gives public lectures on steamboats and has published several articles in Ohio Valley History.

During the past several years she has found several unique steamboat items in the Museum Center collections, including a diary documenting one woman’s steamboat journey in 1851, and an 1838 letter from a member of the Kemper family highlighting the explosion of the steamboat

Moselle. Currently, Kesterman is developing a program for History Day aboard the Belle of Cincinnati, a riverboat excursion on May 1 and 2 hosted by the Rivers Institute at Hanover College. On the voyage, Kesterman will give a program on Ohio River photographs from 1890 to 1920, sharing images from the Museum Center collection. Cincinnati Museum Center is also providing archival film footage from the 1930’s, featuring the Ohio River, for the program. Historical interpreters from the museum will also be onboard. Tickets are currently on sale through BB Riverboats, and the cruise is open to the public.

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M’Lissa Kesterman of Westwood has a passion for steam – well, steamboats that is. As manager of reference services at the Cincinnati Historical Society Library at Cincinnati Museum Center, Kesterman is an expert in local history. Her particular area of expertise is a topic she’s been studying for more than two decades – 19th and early 20th century steamboat and river history. Kesterman has channeled this passion into the 2011 Steamboat Bicentennial Committee to commemorate the first successful steamboat voyage on the Ohio River 200 years ago. Today, only two steamboats operate on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

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Kemba shredding Bill Hemmer hosts annual golf tourney day was successful Three shred events hosted by Kemba Credit Union, WLWT News 5 and Cintas Corp. April 16 generated more than 122,900 pounds of recyclable paper. During the shredding, including Kemba Credit Union on Bridgetown Road in Bridgetown, business owners and community members brought documents containing personal information such as their Social Security number or financial information to be destroyed by on-site, certified Cintas employees. As a result, community members saved 1,044 trees and 245,800 kilowatts of energy while setting a new Cintas national record for the most pounds of paper shredded in one day. “We are thrilled with the success of the events and are appreciative to all of our members and attendees that helped us set a new all-time Cintas shred record,” said

Michael Szaz, vice president of Sales, Kemba Credit Union. “We are also thankful to WLWT News 5 for their support in diligently promoting the event to the Tristate area. The events were held to the highest standard of security using the Cintas secure SmartShred process and enabled attendees to safely dispose their documents in an environmentally-responsible manner.” All of the documents shredded at the events were recycled into secondary paper products, such as paper towels, to reduce waste and impact on the environment. In addition to saving trees and energy, the events also saved 122 barrels of oil, 430,150 gallons of water and 185 cubic yards of landfill space. To view a video of the event, visit http://vimeo. com/22573547.

Cincinnati residents have recycling options With recent cuts to the budget, the city administration is performing ongoing belt-tightening. This is having an effect on the city’s ability to maintain the high service levels that Cincinnatians have come to expect. Cincinnati suspended curbside collection of yard waste from homes and businesses earlier this year. Due to budget reductions, separated yard waste will, unfortunately, no longer be collected. Garbage collection will continue to occur on regularly scheduled days. This service remains unaffected. The administration is aware that this change in service will certainly have an effect on city residents. The city needs help spreading the word about the options for disposing of unwanted yard waste: • The city is encouraging residents to engage in alternative, environmentally friendly uses for their yard waste, such as composting and mulching. • Basic information about composting and a downloadable brochure for beginners are available from • Several yard waste drop-off sites are in operation across Hamilton County. Residents are strongly encouraged to utilize these free sites for disposal of yard waste. Or call 5916000.

The Masters may have wowed golfing fans with South Africa’s unknown Charl Schwartzel and the Houston Open saw regular Phil Mickelson on top, but the eighth annual George Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic will showcase the talents of FOX News’ Bill Hemmer, 700 WLW’s Jim Scott, a mighty foursome from the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and business leaders from Turner Construction, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Omnicare and more. This annual outing will be at Western Hills Country Club on Monday, May 23, with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. and benefits Bayley, one of Cincinnati’s cherished nonprofits serving seniors on the west side. Hemmer has been a mainstay at this yearly fundraising event which benefits the organization where his grandparents called home for nearly a decade until their passing. “We consider this tournament a family event,” Hemmer said. “To be associated with such a fantastic organization fills my family with pride.” This tournament generates funding for Bayley residents and Bayley Adult Day Program members in need. With changes to health care and government funding fluxuations, the need to raise money to help these individuals is more important than ever. Residents who outlive their resources


Bill Hemmer tees off as WLW’s Jim Scott and two others look on. Hemmer and Scott will be at the eight annual George Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic on May 27. are never asked to leave due to inability to pay. “It’s my hope all seniors can have the same high quality of care my grandparents received,” said Hemmer. The tournament offers 18 holes of golf in a twoperson shamble format. The evening is capped off with cocktails and appetizers and the Bayley Ball Drop. No more than 250 golf balls are dropped over a green near the clubhouse, providing participants with three chances to win. With his familiar voice, Jim Scott will provide a play by play as he announces who has the lucky first ball in the hole for $1,000, the


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The Hiding Place is the autobiographical story of Corrie Ten Boom which chronicles her family’s nightmarish experiences in the Nazi concentration camp system. Ms. Ms George, who plays the role of Corrie Ten Boom in the movie will be present for a question and answer session after the movie and an opportunity to meet the star in person. Presented by:

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The Covedale Garden District Group has rescheduled its participation in the Great American Cleanup. Due to the inclement weather on April 16, the neighborhood cleanup event was canceled. The new cleanup date is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30. The organization will staff the command center at the CVS Pharmacy on the corner of Glenway Avenue and Guerley Road. Litter pickup supplies, including trash bags and gloves will be distributed, and T-shirts are available for those who help keep the community clean.

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Westwood residents who are trying to save the historic Gamble estate on Werk Road are also trying to raise money to help them pay the legal fees needed to preserve the home. The future of the home, which belonged to Ivory soap inventor James N. Gamble, is being decided in the court system. Members of Westwood Civic Association and the Westwood Historical Society have hired an attorney to represent the voice of Westwood residents in the matter. Those who would like to donate can learn more about contributing to the cause at www.savethegamblehouse. org/legal-fund.

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The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are collaborating with members of the Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Members of the dulcimer club will perform for the pub-

lic at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. The late Sister of Charity Sophia Gilmeyer’s early 19th century hammer dulcimer will be part of the performance. Concert guests are encouraged to visit the Motherhouse Heritage Room to view a display honoring the many Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati who played a role in ministering to wounded soldiers during the Civil War. The Mount St. Joseph cemetery has 34 graves with special markers designating the Civil War nurses. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 347-4058.

Mercy tea party

Mother of Mercy High School invites first- through fourth-grade girls and their mothers to Pinkies Out!, a tea party, at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the Garden Area of Mercy's campus, 3036 Werk Road. Girls and their moms will enjoy tea, lemonade, sandwiches and cookies while exploring the garden area and participate in crafts and games and receive giveaways. There will also be a special visit from the owner of Ooh La La Spa who will bedazzle the girls with glitter powder and fun fingernail paintings. Admission is $5 per person and reservations can be made at For more details contact Abby Luca, Recruiting Coordinator, at 513-661-2740, ext. 346.

SCPA concert

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Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts, will be at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the school's Corbett Theater, 108 W. Central Parkway. The concert is $5 for adults and $3 for students and free to children under 6 The concert will offer a mix of classical repertoire and favorite Motor City melodies. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Student art exhibit

Covedale Elementary School students, led by their teacher, Cynthia Tisue, have several Japanese style ink paintings on display at the Covedale Branch Library through the end of April. The paintings can be viewed during regular library hours. The library is open from noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The branch is at 4980 Glenway Ave. Call 369-4460 for more information.

Spring cleaning

The Hamilton County yard waste drop-off sites have reopened for the spring and summer. 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.

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Westwood Works and Westwood First Presbyterian Church are teaming up with Hoxworth Blood Center to host a community blood drive. The spring blood drive event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat-

urday, May 7, at Westwood First Presbyterian, 3011 Harrison Ave. For additional information, or to find out how to donate blood at the event, visit westwoodworks or call 5581280.

Dulles celebrates 50th

Current and former students, staff, parents and community members are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of J. F. Dulles Elementary School from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the school, 6481 Bridgetown Road. The following is a schedule of events: • 1-1:30 p.m. welcome and acknowledgments • 1:30-2 p.m. entertainment by J. F. Dulles music students • 2-3 p.m. open house and refreshments For more information, call the school at 574-3443.

Classic children’s tales

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., closes its 2010/2011 Saturday Morning Children’s Series with performance by The Frisch Marionettes. The marionette company will put on “Peter and the Wolf” and “The Frog Prince” beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14. “Peter and the Wolf” tells the story of a little boy who captures a ferocious wolf, and “The Frog Prince” is the Grimm brothers’ famous tale of the princess who kissed a frog and found a prince. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Call the box office at 2416550 or stop by the office ticket counter in person from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, to purchase tickets.

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Tonia Barnes

Tonia Spinelli Barnes, 48, died April 19. She worked in human resources. Survived by children Jesse, Ryan, Holly Ann Barnes, Donald Lamb; mother Norma (Snodgrass) Spinelli; siblings Myra McDougal, Jesse Deitsch; two grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Gary Barnes, father Cesare Spinelli, brother Michael Deitsch. Services were April 23 at Dennis George Funeral Home.

Blanche Bien-Weber

Blanche Sprague Bien-Weber, 91, died April 19. She worked in sales at Nadler’s. Survived by husband Cornelius Weber; children Sherry (Donald) Worster, Donna (Tim) Plageman, Robert (Paulette) Bien; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by first husband Robert Bien. Services were April 25 at St. Joseph Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Ever Care Hospice, 9050 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 400, West Chester, OH 45069.

Mary Cook

Mary R. Cook, 84, Miami Heights, died April 19. She was coowner/operator of a printing business. She was a member of St. Joseph Church. Survived by daughter Susan (John) Sattler; grandsons Jay (Stephanie), Joseph (Shayla) Sattler; greatCook granddaughter Ava Sattler; brothers James (Betty), Robert (Jeri) Timon; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Donald Cook, son Steven Cook, brother William (Nancy) Timon. Services were April 25 at St. Joseph Church. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Joseph Church Ladies Society or Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, in care of Dennis George Funeral Home.

Austin Doerflein

Austin L. Doerflein, 2 months, died April 9. Survived by mother Stephanie Doerflein; siblings Summer, Logan Hertel; grandparents Sherri Doerflein, James Neiheisel, Rodney Smith; great-grandmother Jacqueline Doerflein; Doerflein aunts and uncles Ryan, Page Smith, Jamie, Ryan, Morgan Neiheisel. Preceded in death by great-grandfather David Doerflein. Services were April 15 at St. William Church. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Jean Ohmer, Mary Ann Cross, Lori Mackay, Susan Hagen; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Robert, Mary Ohmer. Services were April 26 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

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Marian Westmeier Heugel, 86, died April 17. She worked in the banking industry for more than 60 years. Survived by children Donald (Kimberly), Michael, Craig (Gordana) Heugel, Carol (Earl) Huff, Mary (Tony) Meyer, Heugel Thomas, Paul (Heather) Herzner; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Services were April 25 at St. Clare Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Patricia Iles

Patricia Ohmer Iles, 56, died April 20. She was a driver for Queen City Metro. She was a member of St. Dominic Church. Survived by husband Carl Iles; children William (Sharon), Angela, Brian Iles; grandchildren Austin, Tanner, Kiara; siblings Joe, Tom, Bob,

Roscoe Jackson

Roscoe C. Jackson, 90, Monfort Heights, died April 21. Survived by children Ronald (Jan-

Rosalie Lehmkuhl

Rosalie Rossi Lehmkuhl, 73, died April 17. Survived by husband Ronald Lehmkuhl; children Eric (Denise), Tim (Karen) Lehmkuhl, Monica (Steve) Hiday; grandchildren Maya, Nathan, Sophia, John, Brian, Dylan; siblings Janet, Vince, Nick, Gar, Dean Rossi. Preceded in death by daughter Lisa Lehmkuhl. Services were April 20 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304 Cincinnati, OH 45203.



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Marilyn Montague

Marilyn Meunchen Montague, 77, Bridgetown, died April 9. Survived by children Lynn (Nick) Martinez, Michael, Mark (Cassie) Montague; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Janet Telintelo, Ken Meuchen. Services were April 12 at St. Martin

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Grace Lindeman Lorenz, 82, died April 22. She was a bookkeeper. Survived by husband Robert Lorenz; mother Linda (Howard) Becker; grandchildren Kristin (Adam) Siegel, Karen (Rodney) Singleton, Michael Becker; great-grandson Joseph Siegel; sister Ruth Kemper. Preceded in death by sister Jean Wulfhorst. Services were April 26 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to


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Robert E. “Bob” Hill, 76, Miami Heights, died April 17. He was a system technician with Cincinnati Bell. He was a member of the Cleves Church of Christ. Survived by wife Rosanna “Rosie” Kinney Hill; children Rick (Sue) Hill, Hill Cindy (Rob) Tuttle; grandchildren Mike, Jadyn (Brooks), Tim, Chris, Kelsie, Ryan; great-grandchildren Avery, Ian; brother Robert Johnson; aunt Virgina Carr; many cousins. Preceded

Romeo Angelo “Ron” Jacimine, 76, died April 18. He was manager of The Waterfront and the Tropicana, and owner of the first Dealers’ School in Cincinnati. He coached at St. William School. Survived by wife Patricia Jacimine; children Ron Jacimine (Kathy), Rick (Debi) Jacimine, Kim (Jim) Boyle; grandchildren Ryan, Kyle, Leah (Mike) Noble, Gina (Jason) Hyland, Kirby (Adam) O’Brien, Brooke, Nick; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister Phylis Caposela, granddaughter Sabrina. Services were April 25 at St. William. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

ice), Patricia Jackson; grandchildren Matthew, Andrew, Daniel, Joseph Jackson; nephew Steven Jackson, niece Maryann Haynes. Preceded in death by wife Helen Jackson. Services were April 23 at Rest Haven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.


Roger R. Barnaby, 84, died April 9. He was a waiter for the Sheraton. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a volunteer at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Survived by daughter Lana (Jeff) Miller; grandson Eagle Lanham; sisters Irene Levesque, Barnaby Yvette Gagnon, Lorraine Theroux. Preceded in death by daughter Rita Lanham, siblings Rene, Alfred, Norman, Ernest, Ely Barnaby. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

in death by brother Richard Hill. Services were April 21 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to Cleves Church of Christ, the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Institute or Hospice of Cincinnati, all in c/o Dennis George Funeral Home., 44 S. Miami, Cleves, OH 45002.

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Beverly Polley

Beverly Hallbauer Polley, 62, Covedale, died April 15. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband David Polley; children Deanna (Jason) Geer, Steven Polley; grandchildren Lauren, Paige, Makayla, Nicole, Kaydee. Services were April 19 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Trinity Hill United Church of Christ.

Thomas Radley

Thomas J. Radley, 94, died April 16. He was an orthopedic surgeon. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by children Lynn (Ed) Neyra, Tom (Carol), Cindy, Pat Radley; grandchildren Nathan (Christina), Justin Neyra, Sarita, Taylor Radley. Preceded in death by wife Mary Radley, brother James Radley. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati OH 45263.

Jeff Ruff

C. Jeffrey “Jeff” Ruff, 69, Green Township, died April 17. Survived by wife Meredith Ruff;

children Sonja Radziwon, Brian (Peg) Ruff, Renee (Matthew) Lister; grandchildren Stacey, Ally, Jacob, Makenzie, Gina, Samantha, Kevin, Jane, Dean; mother Sue Luebbe; siblings Linda (Jerry) Buckmaster, Mike (Jude), Peter (Melissa) Ruff, Debbie (Andy) Silverman; 14 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father Charles Ruff, siblings Sallie Ruff Wegman, Terry (Lois) Ruff. Services were April 20 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, 1802 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239 or St. Antoninus TAP Fund, 1500 Linneman Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Frank Schmidt, son Douglas Schmidt, granddaughter Jessica Phillips. Services were April 16 at Gwen Mooney Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society.

Rose Mary Sattler

Edwina Clift Sturgeon, 74, Miami Township, died April 14. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Nelson, Ted, Damon Sturgeon, Constance Pierson, Vickie Cope, Christal Hammond; siblings Clara Braham, Linda Bauer, Martha Snow, Raymond Clift; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. Services were Sturgeon April 18 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family in care of Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami Ave., Cleves, OH 45002.

Rose Mary Brulport Sattler, 57, died April 12. Survived by siblings Christine (Terry) Schorsch, Victoria, Robert Brulport, Marypat (Michael) Schmidt, Laurie (David) Orth; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son Tristan Sattler, parents Vernon, Anna Brulport. Services were April 16 at St. Bernadette. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to PLAN of Southwest Ohio or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

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Terri Skeeters

Theresa “Terri” Luebbers Skeeters, Monfort Heights, died April 20. Survived by husband Jim Skeeters; children Katie (T.J.) Stahlheber, Zach Skeeters; mother Peggy (James) Dorsey; siblings Mary (John) Sharbell, Bob (Sheean) Luebbers. Preceded in death by father Leonard Luebbers Services were April 26 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

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Ronald J. Wittich, 66, died April 17. He was manager at Precision Auto Body and former manager of the parts department at Glenway Chevrolet. He was a veteran of the National Guard. Survived by wife Sandra Wittich; children Ronald, Randy (Nicole) Wittich, Renee (Eric) Schmitt, Robyn (Sean) Tierney, Rachelle (Jesse) Minter; grandchildren Alex, Sophia,

Alice M. Yaeger, 93, Green Township, died April 18. She was a homemaker. Survived by sons James (Marydine), Daniel (Janet), Ken (Anne) Yaeger; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild. Preceded in death by husband Albert Yaeger. Services were Yaeger April 20 at St. Simon the Apostle. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Charlie Zech

Charles Joseph “Charlie” Zech, 73, Cheviot, died April 14. He worked in the trucking industry. He was a Navy veteran and a 32nd degree Mason with Hoffner Lodge 253 F&AM. Survived by wife Kathleen "Kitty" Zech; children Shawn (Dee Dee Fugate), Ryan Zech, Kristy (Jack) Kennedy; grandchildren Lindsey, Kayla, Sara, Julia, Tessa, Ally, Jack; great-grandchildren Madi, Ty, Tristen; one brother, one sister and three nieces. Preceded in death by parents Charles, Irma Zech. Services were April 18 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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Suspect choked and spit on victim at 3821 Olivette Ave., April 17.

Criminal damaging

Window broken on vehicle at 4146 Janward Drive, April 13. Bedroom window broken on home at 3822 Washington Ave., April 14.

Passing bad checks

Two checks written on closed accounts cashed at Cheviot Savings Bank at 3723 Glenmore Ave., April 14.


Wallet and contents stolen from purse at Imperial Restaurant at 3414 Glenmore Ave., April 13. Gas grill stolen from home’s back yard at 3941 Darwin Ave., April 14. Two lawn mowers stolen from home’s back yard at 3875 North Bend Road, April 18. Two vehicle transmissions stolen from home’s driveway at 3840 Applegate Ave., April 18. Registration sticker stolen from license plate on vehicle at 4240 St. Martin’s Place, April 18.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Ladon Ridley, born 1980, domestic violence, 3725 Westmont Drive, March 31. Donald C. Fairbanks, born 1971, domestic violence, 3361 McHenry Ave., April 1. Brandon J. Sellmeyer, born 1989, misdemeanor drug possession, 4373 W. Eighth St., April 1. Tandra M. Barker, born 1974, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor drug possession, drug abuse, 1403 Manss Ave., April 1. Adrian Scott, born 1970, domestic violence, 4507 Glenway Ave., April 1. Tiara McKinley, born 1989, theft under $300, possession of drug abuse instruments, 5000 Glenway Ave., April 1. Luther Thomas Anderson, born 1943, domestic violence, 2135 Baltimore Ave., April 2. Paul Harkins, born 1985, theft $300 to $5000, 2400 Westwood Northern Blvd., April 2. Ronald Todd, born 1949, domestic violence, 1059 Schiff Ave., April 2. Andre Curry, born 1972, domestic violence, 4676 Linda Drive, April 2. Gregory Smiley, born 1991, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor drug possession, 2544 Harrison Ave., April 2. Jessica Woodrum, born 1992, drug abuse, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3079 Queen City Ave., April 2. John Nickolas Forrester, born 1992, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, drug abuse, 3149 Queen City Ave., April 2. Rashawn Long, born 1992, telecommunication harassment, 2544 Harrison Ave., April 2. Teddy R. Dier, born 1978, theft $300 to $5000, 2400 Westwood Northern Blvd., April 3. Thomas Wayne Henley, born 1970, robbery, 1230 Manss Ave., April 3. Jeremy Christopher Doll, born 1977, criminal trespassing, assault, 4441 Ridgeview Ave., April 3. Brandon Bennett, born 1987, criminal damaging or endangering, 1722 Gellenbeck St., April 3. Allen Phinney, born 1976, assault,

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The Community Press publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Cheviot: Chief David Voss, 661-2700 (days), 661-2917 (evenings). • Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323. • North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. 4769 Clevesdale Drive, April 3. Gale Jones, born 1980, domestic violence, 3335 Stanhope Ave., April 3. Karl Suesz, born 1968, theft under $300, 6165 Glenway Ave., April 3. Terrace Murphy, born 1988, aggravated burglary, 3331 Cavanaugh Ave., April 3. Yahhew Lawson, born 1992, assault, 3761 Westmont Drive, April 4. Latonia Harper, born 1988, criminal damaging or endangering, April 4. Leita Morrison, born 1956, telecommunication harassment, 4538 W. Eighth St., April 4. Marcus Ship, born 1980, trafficking, 1668 Iliff Ave., April 4. Naquita Johnson, born 1989, menacing, criminal damaging or endangering, April 4. Roger Holland, born 1946, complicity theft under $300, April 4. Herbert Miller, born 1984, possession of drugs, 3810 W. Liberty St., April 6. Donna C. Hilterbrand, born 1963, selling liquor to a minor, 4501 W. Eighth St., April 7. Jason Laswell, born 1976, curfew of a minor, April 7. Kenneth E. Davis, born 1964, menacing, April 7. Charles R. Weir, born 1957, city or local ordinance violation, April 8. Garry Pounds, born 1963, city or local ordinance violation, April 8. Cameron W. James, born 1982, disorderly conduct, 4070 W. Eighth St., April 9. Nathan Gray, born 1971, disorderly conduct, April 9. Cynthia A. Taylor, born 1969, curfew of a minor, 4354 W. Eighth St., April 10. Michael Smith, born 1970, possession of an open flask, April 10. Donny Roberts, born 1982, domestic violence, theft under $300, 2463 Boudinot Ave., April 11. Paul Rodgers, born 1960, criminal trespassing, aggravated menacing, disorderly conduct, 5476 Glenway Ave., April 11. Steven D. Gillespie, born 1967, drug abuse, felonious assault, 3144 Montana Ave., April 11. Brandon Montgomery, born 1988, domestic violence, 2933 Aquadale Lane, April 12. Guylando Laskey, born 1991, misdemeanor drug possession, aggravated robbery, 4500 Glenway Ave., April 12. Keon Harris, born 1985, possession of drug paraphernalia, April 12. Markieth McBee, born 1989, aggravated robbery, 4500 Glenway Ave., April 12. Johnny R. Barcol, born 1964, criminal damaging or endangering, 824 Overlook Ave., April 13. Michael E. Nagel, born 1986, disorderly conduct, 3200 Harrison Ave., April 13. Shannon Crutchfield, born 1970, domestic violence, 3080 McHenry

Ave., April 13. Tanecka St. Clair, born 1984, theft under $300, 6100 Glenway Ave., April 13. Fedale Richardson, born 1984, domestic violence, 4430 Guerley Road, April 14. Jake Stuart Jetter, born 1981, telecommunication harassment, 1255 Dewey Ave., April 14. Michelle Overton, born 1991, complicity to commit breaking and entering, 3468 Craig Ave., April 14. Nicholas D. Niemeier, born 1985, breaking and entering, 3468 Craig Ave., April 14. Ricky Vennemeyer, born 1989, falsification, 5618 Glenway Ave., April 14. Robert Johnson, born 1983, theft under $300, telecommunication harassment, 2340 Brokaw Ave., April 14. Stephen Francis McKewen, born 1967, disorderly conduct, aggravated menacing, 814 Greenwich Ave., April 14. Vincent F. Iacobucci, born 1974, obstructing official business, falsification, 4200 Glenway Ave., April 14. Cameron Keeton, born 1991, telecommunication harassment, 527 Virgil Road, April 15. Christopher R. Durbin, born 1986, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, domestic violence, 2982 Four Towers Drive, April 15. David L. Atwood, born 1981, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., April 15. James Earls, born 1983, theft under $300, 3360 Glenmore Ave., April 15. Rickey Charles Chapman, born 1960, disorderly conduct, 4373 W. Eighth St., April 15. William T. Ragio, born 1986, theft under $300, 6140 Glenway Ave., April 15. Shannon R. Rieskamp, born 1978, assault, 4373 W. Eighth St., April 16. Dewann Edmonds, born 1989, receiving stolen property, 5625 Glenway Ave., April 17. Fernando Lazarite, born 1992, drug abuse, 5945 Glenway Ave., April 17. Jose Cineros, born 1990, drug abuse, trafficking, 5945 Glenway Ave., April 17. Lagina Owensby, born 1987, felonious assault, 2545 Montana Ave., April 17.

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733 Rosemont Ave., March 26. 3126 Bracken Woods Lane, March 26. 3246 Gobel Ave. 1, March 26. 1109 Winfield Ave., March 30. 1117 Winfield Ave., March 30. 2701 East Tower Drive, March 30. 815 Hermosa Ave. No. 1, April 10. 2400 Harrison Ave., April 10. 2833 West Knolls Lane, April 10. 3759 W. Liberty St., April 11. 1234 Iliff Ave., April 13. 1250 Iliff Ave., April 13. 3910 Latham Ave., April 13. 824 Overlook Ave., April 13. 3310 Felicity Drive, April 13. 2303 Wyoming Ave. No. 5, April 8. 4136 W. Eighth St., April 8. 2203 Harrison Ave., April 8. 4205 Glenway Ave., April 9. 5848 Glenway Ave., April 9.

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Aggravated burglary

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Aggravated menacing

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On the record

April 27, 2011

POLICE REPORTS From B11 PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Room 805, of the County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: …... Green 2011-04; (ZVGT201104) Subject Property: ... Green Township: 6896 Taylor Road (Book 0550, Page 0300, Parcel 0107) Applicant: ………… Donald & Vanessa Willwerth, applicants and owners Request: …………. For the approval of the construction of an accessory structure to be located in the front yard of property with less front yard setback than required by the Zoning Resolution. 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


PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Room 805, of the County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: ….Green 2011-03; (ZVGT201103) Subject Property: Green Township: 4077 Lee Court (Book 0550, Page 0181, Parcels 0050 & 0147) Applicant: ……… Clayton Ahr, applicant and owner Request: ……… For the approval of the construction of a residen tial garage addition with less front yard setback than required by the Zoning Resolution 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

Felonious assault

2200 Harrison Ave., April 1. 1917 Westmont Lane, March 26. 3759 W. Liberty St., April 11. 3144 Montana Ave., April 11. 3757 W. Liberty St., April 12.


2905 Lisher Ave., March 25. 6180 Glenway Ave., April 9.


Reported on Harrison Avenue, April 9.


670 Trenton Ave., March 28. 4165 W. Eighth St., March 29.


2873 Shaffer Ave., March 25. 3265 Epworth Ave., March 25. 1828 First Ave., March 26. 620 Pedretti Ave., March 26. 2417 Boudinot Ave., March 26. 3159 Montana Ave., March 26. 1037 Rosemont Ave., March 27. 4099 Palos St., March 27.


PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Room 805, of the County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: …...Green 2011-05; (CUGT201105) Subject Property: ...Green Township: 6375 Harrison Ave (Book 0550, Page 0220, Parcel 0033 and Book 0550, Page 0221, Parcel 0096, & 0097) Applicant: ……… Nick Dewald, MSA Architects, and Great Oaks Institute of Technology, owner Request: …………. For the approval of a Conditional Use Certificate for new and replacement directional signage on school campus (Diamond Oaks) 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

Reported on Guerley Road, March 26. Reported on Rapid Run Road, March 26. Reported on Bracken Woods Lane, March 26. Reported on Shasta Place, March 27. Reported on Lakeview Avenue, March 27. Reported on Urwiler Avenue, March 28. Reported on Westmont Drive, March 30. Reported on Harrison Avenue, April 10. Reported on Powell Drive, April 10. Reported on Erlene Drive, April 10. Reported on Boudinot Avenue, April 11. Reported on Four Towers Drive, April 15. Reported on Queen City Avenue, April 9.


LEGAL NOTICE Please be informed the Village of Cleves Council is holding a Public Hearing to consider a modification to the Zoning Ordinance recommend ed by the Planning Commission to allow electronic signage. This hearing will be held Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Village Council Chambers. Any questions, call the Clerk’s Office. 1001634864

4375 W. Eighth St. 17, March 27. 2913 Boudinot Ave., March 27. 6150 Glenway Ave., March 27. 4163 W. Eighth St., March 28. 2654 Fenton Ave., March 28. 2654 Fenton Ave., March 28. 2913 Boudinot Ave., March 28. 3069 Glenmore Ave., March 28. 6000 Glenway Ave., March 28. 6173 Glenway Ave., March 28. 3413 McHenry Ave. 9, March 29. 2722 Queen City Ave., March 29. 3203 Mozart St., March 29. 2701 East Tower Drive, March 30. 2735 Robert Ave., March 30. 3219 Queen City Ave., March 30. 3215 Montana Ave., April 10. 6165 Glenway Ave., April 10. 1126 Rutledge Ave., April 11. 642 Roebling Road, April 11. 860 Nebraska Ave., April 11. 2322 Ferguson Road, April 11. 2463 Boudinot Ave. Apt. A, April 11. 3962 W. Eighth St., April 12. 2414 Queen City Ave., April 12. 4106 Vinedale Ave., April 13. 4324 Foley Road, April 13. 2310 Ferguson Road, April 13. 2835 Allview Circle, April 13. 6150 Glenway Ave., April 13. 2707 Morningridge Ave., April 14. 2322 Ferguson Road, April 8. 2620 Anderson Ferry Road, April 8. 2660 Thomasville Drive, April 8. 3413 Fyffe Ave., April 8. 1239 Amanda Place, April 9. 4021 St. Lawrence Ave., April 9.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Travis C. Steward, 38, 6907 Berry Blossom Court, receiving stolen property at Glenway Avenue and Werk Road, April 8. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct at 3130 Jessup Road, April 8. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct at 3130 Jessup Road, April 8. Christopher Hiltenbeitel, 23, 3059 South Road, open container at 6218 Werk Road, April 8. Robert A. Moehring, 18, 1319 Devils Backbone, drug possession at 6595 Glenway Ave., April 9. Peggy L. Mellas-Kilgore, 53, 4333 Westwood Northern Blvd., domestic violence at 4333 Westwood Northern Blvd., April 9. Tony M. Searles Jr., 23, 5860 Ranlyn Ave., domestic violence at 5860 Ranlyn Ave., April 9. Gary W. Hubbard, 21, 4533 E. Miami River Road No. 13, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., April 10. Mario Allen Jr., 18, 2106 Sinton Ave., disorderly conduct at 6303 Harrison Ave., April 10. Donte Harris, 30, 2322 Maplewood Ave., disorderly conduct at 6231 Harrison Ave., April 10. Shequita Holyfield, 25, 720 Chestnut St., felonious assault at 6303 Harrison Ave., April 11. Lindsey M. Casey, 26, 3301 Camvic

Terrace No. 11, forgery at 6582 Glenway Ave., April 12. Gary W. Hubbard, 25, 4533 E. Miami River Road No. 13, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., April 12. Nicole M. Heis, 25, 1924 Ebenezer Road, criminal trespass at 6580 Harrison Ave., April 12. Olivia Kane, 18, 880 Foxcreek Lane, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., April 12. Juvenile, 17, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., April 12. Robert S. Lee, 26, 4747 Shadylawn Terrace, theft at Glencrossing Way and Glenway Avenue, April 12. Bouang Sitthideth, 32, 5850 Childs Ave., domestic violence at 5850 Childs Ave., April 12. Kayla Faulconer, 23, 2099 Bellglade Terrace, telecommunications harassment at 6510 Glenway Ave., April 13. Kayla M. Green, 22, 3333 North Bend Road, telecommunications harassment at 6510 Glenway Ave., April 13.



Suspect struck victim three to four times in face and body at 6425 Glenway Ave., April 8. Suspect grabbed victim by throat and slammed their head into a wall at 5753 Bridgetown Road, April 12.

Criminal damaging

Cement pole knocked over in parking lot at Bridgetown Middle School at 3900 Race Road, April 6. Front window damaged when struck with a marble at 5608 Harrison Ave., April 11.

Criminal trespass

Two suspects entered victim’s home without permission at 4495 Oakville Drive, April 10.

Domestic dispute

Argument between live-in partners at Summit View, April 9. Argument between man and woman at Hearne Road, April 11. Argument between live-in partners at Lee’s Crossing Drive, April 12.

Passing bad checks

Check written on account with insufficient funds passed at Ohio BMV at 5694 Harrison Ave., April 12. Check written on account with insufficient funds passed at Ohio BMV at 5694 Harrison Ave., April 12.


Gum ball machine stolen from TRK Enterprises at 1935 Anderson Ferry, April 6. Shopping cart full of diapers and paper towels stolen from Big Lots at 3690 Werk Road, April 6. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 5525 Marie Ave., April 7. Vehicle stolen from home at 6782 Harrison Ave. No. 88, April 7. Car stereo/DVD player/television and two MP3 players stolen from vehicle at 5592 Bridgetown Road No. 2, April 8.


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Ammunition stolen from home at 6923 Harrison Ave., April 8. Prescription medicine, video games, movies and money stolen from home at 3325 Greencrest Court, April 8. Money stolen from vehicle at 3824 Church Lane, April 10. Utility trailer stolen from Jerry Powell Properties at 6500 Glenway Ave., April 10. Car stereo, amplifier and child seat stolen from vehicle at 2301 Townhill Drive, April 10. Purse and contents stolen from victim at TGI Fridays at 6320 Glenway Ave., April 10. Window broken on vehicle during theft attempt at 1500 Ebenezer Road, April 11. Four radiators stolen from home’s back yard at 3771 Ebenezer Road, April 11. Credit card and debit card stolen from victim’s wallet when it was left behind at PNC Bank at 5916 Cheviot Road, April 11. Two steel steps, two light poles, six sets of scaffolding, chain, coupler lock, 50 concrete anchor ties, five pieces of steel tubing and an angle iron steel stolen from Jerry Powell Properties at 6500 Glenway Ave., April 11. Collectable wine bottle, serving tray, coin collection and six $2 bills stolen from home at 3269 Bellacre Court, April 1. Two money orders stolen from outgoing mail at 6643 Hearne Road, April 12. Four suspects left without paying for food and service at China City Buffet at 5686 Harrison Ave., April 12. Two video game controllers stolen from Meijer at 6550 Harrison Ave., April 12. Light set, floor jack, hedge trimmer, leaf blower, chainsaw and set of golf clubs stolen from home’s garage at 6840 Bridgetown Road, April 12. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 3754 Feldkamp Ave., April 13. Purse and contents stolen from shopping cart at Kroger at 5830 Harrison Ave., April 13. Purse and contents stolen from cart at Meijer at 6550 Harrison Ave., April 13.

Unauthorized use of vehicle

Suspect used victim’s vehicle, but did not return the car as agreed upon at 5394 Sidney Road, April 7.

Vehicular vandalism

Eggs thrown at vehicle while it was traveling at 5280 Rybolt Road, April 8.


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