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Rosary rally

The annual Family Rosary Rally will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in the Pit at Elder High School. In case of rain, the rally will be moved to the Elder Field House. Parking is available in Elder’s lot or in the Seton High School parking garage.


Miami Township will dedicate its new administration and community center Saturday. The township is having an all-day celebration Saturday, and continue with more tours Sunday. – SEE STORY, A3.

Mustang power

Western Hills High School baseball team is seeking is its third league title in four years. They are 8-0 in he Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference. – SEE STORY, A7

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Kiwanians honor servicemen By Kurt Backscheider

Members of the Price HillWestern Hills Kiwanis Club took some time during their annual spring celebration to thank those who make it possible for the club to serve the West Side. The Kiwanis club recognized four military servicemen at its annual Mayfest fundraiser Friday, May 6, which took place at The Farm in Delhi Township. “We would not be here this evening if it weren’t for the sacrifices of our military,” said Tom Riggs, second vice president of the Kiwanis Club. “We wanted to add something to the program to recognize the folks who may not receive the recognition they deserve and the thanks they deserve.” Riggs said Mayfest is the club’s largest fundraiser. Each year the event raises about $13,000 for the organization, which members in turn give back to the community through several charitable programs. He said each year the club buys Christmas gifts for children at Oyler School in Lower Price Hill, they sponsor a shoe donation program for area children in need and they award scholarships to worthy graduating high school seniors – just to name a few of the ways the club serves the community. “What the members of our military do allows us to do what we do,” Riggs said. The club paid tribute to Green Township resident Mike Holzinger, who served as a petty officer 2nd


Tom Riggs, far left, second vice president of the Price Hill-Western Hills Kiwanis Club, reads a poem honoring military service men and women. The Kiwanis Club recognized four members of the military at is Mayfest fundraiser this year. The servicemen honored are, from left, Air Force Master Sgt. Darren Veneman, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Mike Holzinger, Air Force Master Sgt. John Chestnut and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Krusinski. class with the U.S. Navy; West Chester resident Master Sgt. John Chestnut, who serves with the U.S. Air Force; Union, Ky., native Sgt. Christopher Krusinski, who serves in the U.S. Marine Corps; and Dayton resident Master Sgt. Darren Veneman, who also serves in the Air Force. An Oak Hills High School class of 2000 graduate, Holzinger said he served six years in the Navy Seabees. He’s now majoring in liberal arts at the College of Mount

St. Joseph and will earn his bachelor’s degree next spring. He said it was an honor the Kiwanis chose to recognize his service. “I was humbled,” he said. “I don’t feel like I deserve it as much as other guys.” Though modest, Holzinger served his country fulfilling deployments with the Naval construction forces in Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Antarctica. “I’m glad I served,” he said.

“The guys I was with were great, and it was a lot of fun.” Veneman thanked everyone in attendance, especially the mothers since it was two days before Mother’s Day, for their support. “The support of your community and your families allows members of the military to do our jobs every day,” he said. “Your support means the world to us.” For more about your community, visit

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Students from Mother of Mercy High School and the Islamic Center together pushed wheelbarrows of wood chips and shoveled at the Imago Earth Center on Enright Avenue in East Price Hill. – SEE STORY, A4

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The Oak Hills school board voted May 2 to eliminate 30 positions for the next school year, but only half of those reductions are expected to result in layoffs, district officials said. The reduced positions include 16 certified employees, such as teachers, school counselors and some administrators; and 14 classified, or support, positions, such as custodians, office workers and cafeteria servers. The reductions also include seven administrative positions. Superintendent Todd Yohey, who made the recommendations to the school board, estimated that about half of the reductions will result in layoffs because subsequent retirements and resignations will allow some people to keep or switch jobs. District officials did not have a list of employees who would be affected. Oak Hills employs about 900 people. At least 15 school districts in the Cincinnati region have announced cuts in teaching and other staff for the upcoming school year. The reductions follow a recent joint decision between the district and its unions to freeze wages and salaries for two years and to not pay “step” increases for employees. Step increases are based on experience and training. Yohey said these reductions and other cuts, which may total $4 million a year, will enable the district to stop deficit spending. “Our target is to not spend more than we take in,” he said. Yohey called the district’s



finances stable and said the board and administrators are not planning to ask voters to approve a new school levy to increase district revenue. Oak Hills High School business teacher Lynn Hericks, president of the Oak Hills Education Association teachers’ union, said the union has always had a collaborative relationship with the district, and thanks to collective bargaining they were able to help the district meet its goal to end deficit spending. She said union members knew the agreement was the best way to protect jobs and preserve the educational programs the community expects, given the state cuts. More than 85 percent of the union members voted to approve the proposal. “The teachers ultimately wanted what is best for the students and they wanted to preserve as many positions as possible,” Hericks said. “We knew there would be a significantly larger number of teachers who would be laid off and programs that would have been lost if we hadn’t voted to accept the freeze. Fewer teachers can only be translated into larger

class sizes and reduced offerings for our students.” She said at this time three veteran teachers have been notified they will be Schinkal laid off. Steve Schinkal, president of the Oak Hills Board of Education, said the district will reduce 16 certified staff positions and 14 classified staff positions. He said most of those are teachers and staff who are retiring, and those positions won’t be re-filled. Schinkal said the agreement between the district and the employees shows how committed Oak Hills is to serving the community and providing its children with the best education possible. “Everyone was able to chip in and be a solution to the problem,” he said. Yohey encourages district residents to keep this in their memory bank. “I would ask everyone to cut this article out and hang it on your refrigerators,” he said. “With the current school funding model in Ohio, we will not be able to operate forever without eventually asking our community for additional funding.” He said the district hopes responsible spending and planning will allow the district to postpone a levy request for as many years as possible. “Oak Hills has not placed an operating levy on the ballot since

Outsourcing IT

The Oak Hills Local School District will outsource all of its technology service and network support, according to a release from the school district May 6. The move is expected to save Oak Hills about $600,000 to $700,000. Effective July 1, Datacom Specialists, a local technology firm that has supplied networking support to the district in the past, will handle the district’s technology. “Outsourcing technology was a difficult decision for us because it directly impacts the employment of all the members of our technology department and their families,” Oak Hills Superintendent Todd Yohey said in the statement. “These are hardworking, dedicated employees who have provided many years of great service to the school district and community.” He said in this economy, school officials have a responsibility to protect the investment taxpayers entrust to them and deliver a quality education with the resources provided. In addition to approving the outsourcing of technology support, the school board recently approved revised contracts for all employees. He said Oak Hills has set a clear goal to significantly reduce deficit spending by cutting approximately $4 million from its budget. “Outsourcing technology combined with staff reductions and a two-year salary, wage and step freeze moves us closer to that goal,” he said. 1997,” Yohey said. “That is 14 years. We hope to extend that streak for a few more years.”


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Cleves voters pass 6-mill levy By Jennie Key


A fundraising campaign is under way to build an athletic complex at the new Three Rivers school district school in Cleves. The school is expected to be open in time of the 2013 school year.

A good crowd turned out for the April 14 pep rally at Taylor High School to kick off the “Fields of Dreams” campaign, a fundraising effort to raise private and corporate donations to fund first-class competitive athletic facilities at the new Three Rivers pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school in Cleves.

Three Rivers wants own Fields of Dreams By Kurt Backscheider

Sam Lind is confident the community can come together to build first-class athletic facilities at Three Rivers’ new pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school in Cleves. “I know that we can do this,” he said. “This is a gift we can give to our children and

future generations.” Lind is a district parent who is helping coordinate the Fields of Dreams campaign for the Three Rivers Athletic Boosters. The organization recently kicked off the campaign to raise private and corporate donations to fund firstclass, competitive athletic facilities at the new school the district is constructing at the corner of North Miami

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and Cooper avenues. Voters approved a 4.97mill, 37-year bond levy in May 2010 to allow for the new $63 million school. The Ohio School Facilities Commission is contributing $25 million toward the cost of the building. Kari Kuh, the district’s development director, said no taxpayer dollars are going toward the athletic fields. The project will be funded entirely by private and corporate donations received during the campaign. “At this point, the boosters had a pep rally last month to kick off the campaign and will be planning a series of events and fundraisers that will continue over the next several years,” she said. Lind said the athletics master plan includes a stadium with turf, lights, a track, concession stands, locker facilities and restrooms, as well as a separate soccer stadium, baseball stadium, softball stadium and practice fields. Total cost estimates range from $4.3 million to $7.7 million, depending on

features and quality. “We’re forming committees right now and asking people for fundraising ideas,” Lind said. “This campaign is going to involve a lot of different streams of funding. We’re looking at all financing opportunities.” A Taylor graduate, Lind said the district has had antiquated facilities for too long. He said the new athletic fields will provide students with high-quality, competitive facilities, but they will also spur economic development in the area as Three Rivers could host tournaments and other events that will bring people to the district. “It’s transformative for the area,” he said. “It will be a point of pride for students and this community.” Lind said anyone who has ideas is invited to share them, and contributions of any type are more than welcome. Information about the campaign and how to donate is at

Cleves Vice Mayor Bev Meyers says she sees “light at the end of the tunnel” now that village voters have passed a 6-mill operating levy. The levy will pump about $317,000 annually into the village budget. “We certainly won’t be flush, but we are in much better shape with it passing,” she said. “We are so grateful.” In the unofficial tally – the vote must be certified later this month – 214 voted yes (55.73 percent) while 170 voted no (44.27 percent). Just under 20 percent of the registered voters (384 of 1,929 registered) in the village voted. The cost of the 6-mill levy to the owner of a $100,000 home will be $182.43. Meyers said the 2-mill operating levy and 0.90mill fire levy – both of which expire at the end of 2011, will not be replaced, and the 2.25-mill levy paid by Cleves residents for paramedic services also expires at the end of this year. That means a $138 reduction in taxes, making the net cost $43.84. A 6-mill operating levy that was up for replacement last November was defeated by three votes, setting off a round of deep cuts that included disbanding the village fire department, reducing the number of police officers and salary cuts for officials and employees of the village. Meyers said some of the cuts made after last year’s failure will

remain in place. Meyers said the levy committee worked hard to get information out Meyers to people and she thanks them for their efforts as well. “I especially thank all the people who came out and voted today,” she said. “The weather was nasty, so I especially thank them, no matter which way they voted. We have some work to do, there may be additional cuts, but things are looking a lot better in the future, now that we have some funds. “We won’t see this money until next year,” she said. “Things will continue to be tight, but that will ease after the first of the year.” She said the finance committee will be meeting before the next village council meeting to talk about how to proceed. “The people were good enough to give us the money,” she said. “Now it’s our responsibility to take care of it. It’s hard times for a lot of people right now, and I know it was hard for some of them to vote to raise their taxes. But I am so grateful.” She added that the passage of the levy was a “huge weight” off her shoulders. “I really didn’t know what we would do if it failed,” she said. “At some point, you have to have the money to go forward.” For more about your community, visit www.

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Miami Township dedicates new center By Jennie Key

The new Miami Township Fire/Administration and Community Center is ready for its unveiling and Miami Township officials have planned a day-long party for Saturday, May 14, to celebrate its opening. The $6.9 million complex, which includes administrative offices, a community center and Miami Township Fire Station 70, was started in February 2010. In addition to the fire station, the community center has an event area designed to accommodate up to about 250 people and a caterer’s kitchen. There is an elevator to a roughly finished basement area, which will be used by the community’s Scout troops. And there are township offices and a meeting area for the board of trustees.


Miami Township plans to dedicate the new Miami Township Fire Station and Community Building Saturday, May 14. The project, spread out on about 7.5 acres at 3780 Shady Lane, also includes a new ball field and a walking trail around the perimeter. The project was paid for with tax increment finance money, a process that allows tax money to be set aside from normal recipients, such as county levies, and dedicated for township capital improvement projects. Miami Township adopted a blanket tax increment finance resolution in 1996. The event kicks off with a procession from Ason Drive to the apron of the new Station 70 firehouse at

12:30 p.m. The procession will include the Taylor High School Marching Band, scout groups and Miami Township’s ladder truck. The procession ends on the apron, where the dedication ceremony begins with an Invocation by Father Mike Savino, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in North Bend. A flag raising of the very same flag lowered at the ground breaking ceremony in February 2010 will follow. Michelle Lamb will sing the National Anthem, and those gathered will hear from Bob Polewski and Mark Hoffman, both cochairmen of the dedication

event. Miami Township trustees Joe Sykes, Paul Beck and Jack Rininger will speak, followed by some remarks by township fiscal officer Cindy Orser. At about 1:30 p.m., Miami Township Fire Chief Steve Ober will unveil and dedicate a memorial to the township’s veterans and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Miami Township has lost two firefighters: Lt. Walter Wade in 1994 and Firefighter William Ellison in 2001. Following the dedication of the flagpole memorial, the sheriff’s Drum and Bugle Corps and the Taylor High School Marching Band will play. U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R – 1st District) is the keynote speaker, and the closing prayers will be by the Rev. Bob Clo, pastor of the North Bend United Methodist Church.

Ober says that after the prayer, firefighters will wet down a piece of fire apparatus before ceremonially bringing it into the firehouse bay. “It’s a tradition,” he said. Then, the township will cut the ribbon and throw open the doors of the new facility for tours from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be performances by the Taylor High School choir and alumni choir throughout the afternoon. Boy Scout Troop 418 will sponsor a spaghetti dinner for a $5 per person donation from 4 to 7 p.m. And then the party cranks up the music, with Howl-n Max in the Community Center from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Fireworks are planned at 9:30 p.m. On Sunday, May 15, there will be an open house and tours from 2 to 4 p.m. for those who can’t make the Saturday gala. “We are really looking

Cub Scout car show rolls into sixth year By Kurt Backscheider

Everyone is sick of rain, but the Cub Scouts in Pack 614 at St. Antoninus are really hoping the showers come to an end sometime this month. The Scouts and their parents are gearing up for the pack’s sixth annual car show fundraiser, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the church, 1500 Linneman Road. Frank Ellert, the pack’s Cubmaster and chairman of the car show committee, said the group hopes to improve upon last year’s show, which drew 110 participants and a good crowd of spectators. “We’re hoping for nice weather and a good turnout,” he said.

To help the event run smoothly and better promote the show, they once again have a car show website at The site contains show information, online registration for exhibitors and a page dedicated to the event sponsors. Ellert said the St. Antoninus pack is a large group of scouts and is still growing. The car show raises money to help the pack pay for advancement, outdoor events and scouting activities, but he said it’s also a way to spark interest in scouting. “To help keep the boys interested, scouting has to be fun,” he said. He said awards are presented to the top cars in the show. The pack’s Pinewood Derby winners help judge


the collection of cars. “It’s their show,” he said. Rick Rentz, a member of the car show committee, said this year’s show will again feature a concessions area, door prizes, split-the-pot, raffles and music, as well as a challenging automobile trivia contest. The winner receives three hours of limousine service and a dinner out on the town. “I want this to be a learning experience,” Rentz said. “Walking around looking at cars is one thing, but if you’re actually learning something that’s a bonus.” If Mother Nature fails to cooperate, the rain date is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4.

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Mercy High School sophomores Grace Simpson, left, and Nicole Stephan dig into a large pile of mulch at the Imago Earth Center in Price Hill while volunteering with an interfaith community service project April 30.

Mercy High School sophomore Becca Kaiser gently covers an onion plant with soil while volunteering April 30, at an interfaith community service project at Imago Earth Center in Price Hill.

Mercy High School sophomore Megan Mitchell, left, and Lakota West High School sophomore Abed Traboulsi help each other pull weeds in a garden near the Imago Earth Center in Price Hill during an interfaith community service project April 30.

Mercy High School sophomore Maggie Walsh, left, and Ohio Virtual Academy junior Suaad Hansbhai team up to spread mulch on the trails at Imago Earth Center in Price Hill.

Teens team up for interfaith project Gannett News Service Catholic and Muslim students came together to not only provide a community service, but bridge gaps between their faiths. Students from Mother of Mercy High School and the Islamic Center together pushed wheelbarrows of wood chips and shoveled at the Imago Earth Center on Enright Avenue in East Price Hill on Saturday, April 30. The Interfaith community service project to prepare gardens for spring planting was aimed at not only doing good for the community, but understanding each other, said Karen Dabdoub, executive director of the Cincinnati Chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations. “It’s really about breaking down those barriers created by others that we just accept because we don’t know,” she said. “It’s when we don’t have contact that you have the hate mongers spreading lies. But when we sit down and eat together, talk together and work together – surprise, surprise. People find they have more in common than differences.” Bob Bonnici, a religion teacher at Mother of Mercy, approached Dabdoub about the project. He said he realized the importance of awareness after parents protested the idea of taking his students to a local mosque.

After Dabdoub came and spoke to his class, the parents allowed their children to go and it became an enlightening trip for the students, Bonnici said. Stephanie Cline, of Colerain Township, was one of eight sophomores from Mercy to participate. “We’re going to be the next generation and it’s a change that has to start with us,” she said. “This is a good experience for us to learn that while we have differences, we also have similarities.” Sadia Khatri, who works with the Institute of Youth Development and Excellence, held a shovel next to Cline. The project is especially important, she said, because Islam has been cast in such a negative light. “This is a way to help young people separate the extremism from the everyday Muslims. You go to school everyday but when you’re working hard, side-byside, to do something for the greater good, it’s so symbolic of what we should all do,” she said. “Hopefully we’ll leave here with a connectedness we didn’t have before.”

From left, Sadia Khatri, of the Institute for Youth Development and Excellence; Sakina Grome, operations coordinator for the Cincinnati Chapter of the Council on American-Islam Relations (CAIR); and Mother of Mercy High School sophomore Stephanie Cline work together spreading mulch on the trails at Imago Earth Center in Price Hill. An interfaith community service project at the center on April 30 brought together Muslim and Catholic youth.

Mercy High School sophomore Becca Kaiser, left, and Lakota West High School freshman Bashir Emlemdi plant onions in a garden near the Imago Earth Center in Price Hill during an interfaith community service project April 30.

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Elizabeth Buller was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Denison University. • The following students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Dayton: Olivia Anhofer, Ashley Berding, Adelyn Boyle, Alexis Capeci, Thomas Clear, Elizabeth Coorey, Jamie Dell, Michael Deyhle, Rebecca Emerick, David Farwick, Megan Glankler, Megan Griffin, Catherine Hornsby, Andy Kurzhals, Kevin Lohbeck, Erin Masur, Michelle Metz, Emily Meyer, Bonnie Mortimer, Jane Neiheisel, Brittany Parrish, Brian Pierce, John Puttmann, Krista Rath, Jay Riestenberg, Noelle Schwarz, Sara Smith, Emily Spade, Brooke Sroczynski, Brian Titgemeyer, Gregory Versteeg, David Watanabe, Sarah Welling and Kara Wurzelbacher. • Sean Ransenberg was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Emory University. • Timothy Koenig was named to the fall semester dean’s honor list at Gettysburg College. • David Berger was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Villanova University. • David Strawhun was named to the fall dean’s list at Westminster College. • David Deye, Hannah Kuhn, Alex Robbe and Heather Wagner were named to the fall dean’s list at Butler University. • Brandon Kuley was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Washington University in St. Louis.

• Beth Heidemann was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Hawai’i Pacific University. • Ashley Woodrey was named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Findlay. • Jeffrey Martin and Lisa Jacob were named to the winter quarter deans’ list at Ohio Northern University. • David McGinnis was named to the winter quarter dean’s list at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. • Mary Budzn was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Boston University. • Lori Gasparec was named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Akron.



Mother of Mercy High School senior Mary Burger has accepted a Presidential Scholarship from Xavier University. At Mercy, Burger is active in mock trial, vocal ensemble and theater. The daughter of Susan and Thomas Burger of Green Township, she plans to major in communications. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships and the Dean’s and Schawe Awards. Award levels vary. • Andrew and Matthew Stautberg, seniors at Elder High School, have accepted Buschmann Awards from Xavier University. Both plan to major in business. Andrew and Matthew are the sons of Shelagh and Paul Stautberg of Green Township.

Elder High School junior Cameron Kelley shares a dance with his date, McAuley High School junior Sarah Bepler. Elder’s junior/senior prom took place April 15, at The Woodlands in Cleves.


Nick Nusekabel, right, a junior at Elder High School, and his date, Haley Meister, a junior at Seton High School, were all smiles at Elder’s junior/senior prom April 15. This year Elder held its prom at The Woodlands in Cleves.



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don Heath, Jordan Holt, Matthew Hurley, Brianna Keeton, Emily Kehling, Karlee Keyes, Matthew Kleinholz, Jaina Kloepfer, Maria Klumb, Daniel Knox, Katrina Koch, Austin Lee, Aryannah McAmis, Mariah McCarthy, Anthony McCrea, Devin Moore, Ryan Noell, Rachel Reif, Kristina Rieman, Jarred Roland, Mohamad SabehAyoun, Timothy Sauer, Mariah Schneider, Kieran Schwegman, Margaret Schwoeppe, Alexander Sexton, Daniel Shepherd, Richard Slattery, Dominic Stephens, Shane Temple, Zachary Thomas, Jessica Wagner, Anna Weidner, Savannah Winchester-Cunningham, John Wodetzki and Taylor Woodring.

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20102011 school year.

Eighth grade

Highest honors: Mason Bischoff, Samantha Bosse, Marisa Conners, Katelyn Dole, Rebekah Finn, Katelyn Harrell, Rachel Hesse, Jacob Hudson, Rebecca Johnson, Kristen Lippert, Spencer Niehaus, Carter Raleigh, Allie Robertson, Trevor Ryan, Brooke Shad, Lauren Sprague, Christopher Stinson, Madison Thomas, Austin Vickrey and Robert Weidner. High honors: Lydia Ackermann, Joseph Anderson, Savanna Bachler, Cierra Bazeley, Lauren Brown, William Brueggemeyer, Allison Burst, Caleb Cox, Brian Cybulski, Jonathon Deifel, Mary Digiacomo, Katelyn Evans, Megan Fletcher, Michael Fox, Michael Frederick, Andrew Gambill, Samuel Good, Mia Groeschen, Douglas Gundrum, Andrew Hackworth, Taylor Haynes, Brandon Heil, Amy Hetzel, Alexander Hornsby, Stephanie Jones, Shannon Kaine, Sarah Keethler, Sara King, Mackenzie Knapp, Alyssa Leonardi, Kaylin Lother, Michael Martin, Nina Mazza, Dean Mendenhall, Mary Meyer, Carrie Miller, Andrea Moehring, Susan Moore, Zachary Otten, Vernon Parker, Stephanie Price, Kelsey Rankin, Alexander Rielag, Adam Schraffenberger, Hannah Schweer, Cassandra Sprague, Blake Sullivan, Andrew Wall, Tyler Wernke, Brent Wittich and Alyssa Zang. Honors: Christopher Adelhardt, Derek Allen, Tyler Amrein, Lelia Baird, Austin Bazeley, Brittany Blaney, Adam Burbick, Hunter Busken, Anna Camele, Abigail Campbell, Parker Dennis, Brady Donovan, Christopher Flinchbaugh, Jacob Flynn, Ryan Frondorf, Kyle Goralczyk, Allison Grayson, Zachary Gregory, Benjamin Gulasy, Indigo Hall, Jacob Hamilton, Joshua Hamilton, Bran-

Seventh grade

Highest honors: Daniel Cirkovic, Jennifer Davis, Andrea Deutschle, John Dinger, Jenna Duebber, Natalie Elchynski, Dylan Feltner, Nicholas Guthier, Hailey Hoover, Kasey Johnson, Bridget Kallmeyer, Sydney Kilgore, Bonnie Lagrange, Courtney Mauricio, Jennifer Peters, Alexander Reichling, Elizabeth Reis, Rachel Royer, Marrissa Ryan, Arin Schatzman, Madison Schnell, Candice Sheehan, Megan Sheridan, Elizabeth Spaulding, Samuel Tendam, Michael Vanschoik, Zachary Viox, Alexandra Wall and Kelsey Wessels. High honors: Nicholas Aichele, Robert Appiarius, Lindsay Bader, Aaron Bettner, Heidi Calderon, Emma Cliffe, Samantha Crosby, Daniel Dickerson, Sara Dirr, Madison Dorrington, Noah Dupont, Andrew Ehrman, Joseph Fairbanks, Brady Farmer, Jarod Francis, Amanda Freel, Andrew Freeman, Charles Freudemann, Xavier Frisch, Breanna Gaddis, Keegan Giblin, Kyle Gorman, Hannah Graff, Julia Greve, Noah Hartman, Kylie Hayes, Emily Heckman, Megan Henson, Andrew Hudson, Cody Hutson, Thomas Jenkins, Allison Johnson, Rebekah Kohlbrand, Sean Laake, Jordan Malsbary, Brendan Marchetti,

Kaleigh McCarthy, George McFarren, Brendan McWilliams, David Meiners, Ethan Mercurio, Henry Minning, Deeanna Moehring, Luke Namie, Allison Oakes, Deborah Park, Joshua Parsons, Chase Pearson, Sydney Polking, Kaleb Quinlan, David Reddington, Abigail Rembold, Monica Rentz, Alexander Richmond, Kelly Rogers, Anna Sanzere, Samantha Savard, Brandon Schirmer, Emily Schutte, Courtney Smith, Corissa Sturm, Kaylee Sturwold, Jacob Tedesco, Jayden Thorp, Alec Uhlhorn, Yahanz Velasquez, Sydney Vest, Sara Voigt, Alyssa Weber, Kamilah Williams and McKenzie Young. Honors: Zoey Bass, Bryan Baxter, Austin Benjamin, Dylan Buis, Walter Burkart, Ryan Bussard, Lawrence Carolin, Kailey Carter, Thomas Cecil, Taylor Chase, Jessica Coors, Ethan Courtney, Connor Dace, Kristan Dalton, Tyler Day, Brianna Gall, Emily Garvey, Panagiotis Georgantonis, Kylie Gill, Joshua Gorrasi, Markus Haden, Tyler Hague, Cade Harvey, Valerie Hudepohl, Dylan Humbert, Taylor Humphries, Caleb Hutson, Abigail Jaspers, Carlie Keene, Sawyer Klingelhoffer, Jacob Kresser, Allison Lamping, Adam Lyons, Benjamin McGinnis, Gillian Melugin, David Miller, Kassidy Moore, Kate Nortman, Daniel O’Hearn, Anthony Papathanas, Sarah Savard, Jennifer Somtrakool, Lauren Stalbaum, Hunter Steimle, Monni Szary, Austin Tilford, Michael Twilling, Andrew Vaive, Gabrielle Waters, Ryan Weber and Ted Young.

Sixth grade

Highest honors: Corey Allen, Louisa Anderson, Allison Braun, Matthew Budde, Bailee Conway, Abigail Coogan, Jared Cox, Andrew Ebrahimpour, Jonathan Finn, Drew Fitzgibbon, Sophia Georges, Laura Grothaus, Samuel Gunther, Shannon Healey, Michael Hillesheim, Daniel Hodges, Bryndon Hollingsworth, Hannah Hughes, Riley Jerow, Kaitlyn Kellard, Nicklaus Krauser, Madeleine Lindemann, Mimi Marcheschi, Daniel Murphy, Cara Roche, Elizabeth Scarlato, Casey Schablein, Sophia Schmackers, Katherine Slattery, William Smith, Alexandra Stevens, Michael Triantafilou, Austin Von Hoene and Bryant Winters. High honors: Alex Anderson, John Baltzersen, Rheanna Barry, Hannah Basil, Samuel Bepler, Chyanne Berger, Jenna Bertke,


Alexis Bouchard, Tessa Calvert, Justin Donovan, Derek Ellis, McKenzie Ervin, Maxwell Faust, Julia Glenn, Nicholas Goldfuss, Elizabeth Henline, Taylar Herbers, Dominick Hinton, Ryan Holthaus, Magdalene Hoover, Nathaniel Horning, Meara Huheey, James Ingle, Jalynn Johnson, Alexander Jolevski, Jennifer Keyser, Abby Krauser, Brett Kron, Ian Lewis, Rachel Lincoln, Maria Lowry, Zachary Lunsford, Jenna Makin, Emily Marshall, Alexus McAfee, Marie McClurg, Madison Meltebrink, George Minning, Dylan Noble, Samantha Oakes, Samuel Otten, Robert Record, Emily Reichling, Kamryn Ripperger, Samantha Royer, Libbey Ryland, Bryce Sauer, Benjamin Schapker, Joseph Schapker, Matthew Schapker, Rachel Schiller, Zachary Schmidt, Andrea Schwab, Christopher Siegel, Jason Smith, Carley Snell, Jacob Spohr, Michael Stamper, Sydney Stedam, Wade Stenger, Manasa Talley, Joshua Ward, Jacob Ward, Bradley Weidner and Brandon Wieck. Honors: Johnathon Adelhardt, Kari Barnett, Brad Beavers, Christopher Blasek, Emma Boettcher, Devon Bolton, Meredith Brass, Austin Brown, Kayla Bunke, Brooke Chesney, Don Collins, Sarah Colwell, Hanna Dase, Maggen Dean, Dominic Deutsch, Jarrett Eads, Eric Fischer, Jacob Fox, Jacob Grayson, Jenna Gressler, Brian Groeschen, Zachary Gross, Joshua Gulla, Keagen Gulley, Olivia Gundrum, Gloria Hartman, Jaimee Hebert, Daniel Helsel, Tyler Hughes, Matthew James, Austin Joesting, Carter Johnson, Eric Kaiser, McKenzey Kleinholz, Joshua Knott, Jailah Long, Kylie Lonneman, Ethan McCarthy, Nathanael Meyer, Rakan Munjed, Allison Nemann, Patrick O’Connell, Olivia Ogden, Nevek Parnell, Erin Pegg, Craig Quesnell, Charles Raines, Jessica Rentz, Brian Schraffenberger, Nicholas Sferrazza, Andrew Shirer, Connor Vest, Lindsey Watters, Austin Watts, Alexander Weikel, Joshua Whalen, Evan Willwerth, Raymond Wink, Hunter Wittich, Joseph Zang and Anthony Zillich.

4.0 honor roll: Tara Cravens, Jacob Hines, Milan Lavender, Abigail Parrigan, Timothy Rapking and Luke Roberto. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Alyssa Batsakis, Jena Bohrer, Caitlyn Bowman, Caleb Brennan, Adam Coleman, Becky Coombs, Alexander Faulkner, Haley Kolb, Kirsten Kolkmeier, Kansas Mason, Neil Neff, Emma Nienaber, Staci Nuss, Martin Oppenheimer, Amber Pitonyak, Emily Pohlmeyer, Sara Reatherford, Sarah Russo, Jordan Sauer, Kaylyn Schmitz, Keith Sickler, Jessica Smith, Haley Snowden, Austin Staubach, Tori Ullman, Nicholas Wasserbauer, Audra Westrich and Kyle Wolfe. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Benjamin Ashcraft, Ariel Broxterman, Sarah Buzek, Joseph Catanzaro, Brittany Couch, Timothy Courter, Tamara Creek, Tasha Earls, Emily Godar, Kamela Gross, Korey Hawk, Allan Henle, Mark Hoffman, Heather Holt, Hayley Irvine, Samuel Lawless, Benjamin Lindner, Kaitlyn Ludwig, Morgan Martini, Aaron McAmis, Kayla Meyers, Elizabeth Neyer, Caitlyn Oser, Brandon Rhodus, Ivy Schmidt, Kenneth Smith, Derek Whitton and Brian Wirth.


4.0 honor roll: Briana Redden and Jamie Weimer. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Rachel Buckley, Patrick Clark, Lance Craig, Spencer Craig, Braden Crouse, Christina Dilley, Shayna Drake, Theodore Graham, Connor Grout, Danielle Hale, Anna Handermann, Brooke Heflin, Gretchen Kolkmeier, Elizabeth Larkins, Mitchell Martini, Tyler Martini, McKenzie McDaniel, Gabriel Merk, Ethan Oldfield, Kameron Penn, Elizabeth Puck, Kelsie Schwendenmann, Braden Sullivan, James Wagner, Austin Wanek and David Webb. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Corrina Allen, James Ashcraft, Thomas Brodbeck, Jerrica Browning, Emily Burwell, Andrea Davies, Samuel Harper, Randy Hartman, Joshua Hensley, Constance Hester, Andrew Hines, Fred Jones, Kirstin Kempf, Drema Keyer, Austin Lamkin, Paul Lemmink, Kenneth Neyer, Revenna Perrmann, Andrew Pope, Kevin Rader, Brandon Redden, Cheyenne Redding, Nicole Schmidt, Taylor Shinkle, Serenity Strull and James Thompson.

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The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20102011 school year.



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4.0 honor roll: Travis Creemer, Matthew Murphy and Daniel Rapking. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Cammy Abel, Joshua Allen, Brandy Crouse, Mark Ellsberry, Ashley Fossitt, Olivia Hardtke, Paige Hedrick, Evan Koons, Trent Lammers, Nichole Lay, Dylan Lee, Alec McCoy, Nathan Meyer, Elizabeth Mooney, Amber Popplewell, Sarasota Proffitt, Rachel Schatzman, Kaleb Sisson, Branden Strochinsky, Anna Sullivan, Nigel Sullivan, Camerin Tucker, Victoria Wasserbauer, Joshua Williams and Wendy Woodmansee. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Emily Bates, Miranda Bechtol, Jordan Blanton, Cora Brink, Jessica Creech, Megan Dolan, Mariah Dooley, Katherine Espich, Cassidy Getz, Kara Gillespie, Rebecca Kreimer, Amanda Malicoat, Patrick McAdams, Ralph Meckstroth, Ashley Niece, Monica Niemann, Felecia Patrick, James Ruehlman, Emily Russo, Adam Schutz, Ryan Strochinsky, Matthew Williams and Cady Wullenweber.


4.0 honor roll: Brian Henle, Leah Magly, Justin Rueve, Benjamin Webb and Sean Weisgerber. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Gregor Bundy, Keith Burke, Tara Campisano, Michael Chapman, Joella Fantetti, Carissa Gandenberger, Olivia Geiger, Michael Harvey, Kala Howe, Laura Kempf, John King, Alison Krebs, Philip Krinsky, Elizabeth Laake, Emily Lakamp, Muirisha Lavender, Kassidi Lawson, Emily Leigh, Allison Litmer, Emily Merk, Emily Meyer, Jacob Miller, Marissa Moerlein, Alexander Niehaus, Amanda Nienaber, Nicole Nuss, Patrick Pennington, Louanne Pfister, Krista Pohlmeyer, Bradley Rapking, Benjamin Sander, Jason Sauer, Marian Thompson, Megan Vollrath and Lauren Wood. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Christopher Bareswilt, Zachary Beck, Samantha Bernhardt, Zachary Brisker, Rachel Coffey, Adam Gerdsen, Courtney Hess-Hanavan, William Hicks, Katherine Jackson, Allisin Mersch, Abbigail Ober, Haley Ohmer, Erica Oldfield, Bess Oppenheimer, Jacob Proffitt, Nichole Roseberry, Brandon Seibel, Sarah Urmston, Ashley Ward, Erika Winterhalter, Timothy Wise and Racquel Wood.


4.0 honor roll: Bobbi VonLuehrte. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Michael Acree, Taylor Dailey, Katherine Farrell, Charles Hamlin, Ashley Jackson, Adam Lacey, Zachery Lindner, Lindsay Shelton, Amanda Tittle, Alexandria Widener and Jeffrey Williams. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Michael Borger, Justin Catanzaro, Hillary Cruse, Cody Duncan, Zachary Eggleston, Jessica Felts, Thomas Gobich, Mathew Lambert, Amber Lewis, Michael Martini, Mikayla Oldham, Serenity Pearson, Brianna Sargent, Stevie Schroot, Amanda Struckman, Heather Sutton, Krystal Trifilio, Justin Trisel and Matthew Wheeler.

Ursuline Academy

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20102011 school year.


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Athlete of the Week

The Oak Hills High School Athlete of the Week is senior distance runner Cody Lacewell, a member of the boys track and field team. Lacewell is a four-year varsity runner and is continuing his success this year, which gained him first-team AllLacewell GMC Honors in cross country. Lacewell runs the 4x800 relay, 800 meter run, 1,600 meter run, 3,200 meter run, and 4x400 relay. Depending on the meet and the competition, he is glad to compete wherever his coaches feel he will do the best point-wise for the team. He is a relentless competitor and is always the first on the practice track and the last to leave. He is a leader by example and is always pushing himself and others to improve not only for themselves, but for the success of the team as a whole. So far this season , Lacewell has one of the top three times in the city of Cincinnati in both the 800 meter run and the 1600 meter run. He has finished either first or second in practically every individual race he has run so far this year.

The week at Oak Hills

• The Oak Hills baseball team beat Western Hills 16-0 in five innings, April 30. Oak Hills’ Tyler Walters had four RBI. Oak Hills also beat Hamilton 4-2, April 30. Alec Steffen scored a homerun and had three RBI for Oak Hills. On May 5, Oak Hills beat Lakota East 6-5. Oak Hills’ Alec Steffen was 3-4 with two homeruns and two RBI. • In softball, Oak Hills lost 6-5 to Fairfield, April 30. Oak Hills’ Jackie Raabe and Nikki Streder had two RBI each. On April 30, McAuley beat Oak Hills 12-6. Oak Hills’ Nikki Streder was 2-3 and scored a homerun. • The boys tennis team placed third with a score of 130 in the Flight D GCTCA Coaches Classic, April 30. On May 2, Oak Hills beat Roger Bacon 5-0. Oak Hills’ Jay Morgan beat Meyer 6-1, 6-3; James Byrne beat Tyler 6-0, 6-1; Felix beat Hoops 3-6, 6-4, 6-0; Miraj Patel and Christian Vandewalle beat Steele and Schaffer 6-1, 6-0; Ed Smith and Anthony Wunder beat Richards and Browne 6-2, 6-0. On May 3, Oak Hills lost 50 to Fairfield. On May 4, Northwest beat Oak Hills 3-2. Oak Hills’ Ed Smith beat Kellerman 6-0, 60; and Michael Raabe and Christian Vandewalle beat Aho and Klei 6-1, 6-0. • In boys track, Oak Hills placed second with a score of 104 in the Ross Invitational, April 30. Oak Hills’ Cody Lacewell won the 800 meter in 1 minute, 58.9 seconds; the relay team won the 4x100 meter in 44.1 seconds and the 4x400 meter in 3 minutes, 33.1 seconds; and Austin Swanger won the pole vault in 11 feet, 6 inches.

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Tim Baldrick dazzles as Elder’s ace

Elder High School senior Tim Baldrick has been the top pitcher for the Panthers (12-7, 5-4 entering play May 7). He is second in the Greater Catholic League with four wins, leads the South division with 44 strikeouts, has a 1.87 ERA and threw a no-hitter in a 50 win against Alter April 14. He also leads the team in innings pitched (30.0) and WHIP (1.00). Here, Baldrick, who is garnering interest from a handful of schools, including Thomas More College, discusses his Elder career.

Take me back to that nohitter. Did you feel any dif ferent that day or did everything seem kind of normal? “Going through warm-

ups and everything, it was a pretty normal day.”

the ball left your hand? “No, I felt pretty good.”

At what point during the game did you think, “Okay, I could actually do this?” “I’d say probably around the fourth or fifth inning it really hit me that I had a chance.”

What did you learn from former teammates (and 2010 graduates) Brian Korte and Matt Pate? “Watching them pitch, you learn how to get ahead and use your stuff and trust in your defense.”

Did (Elder head coach) Mark Thompson or any of the players say anything to you in the later innings, or did they more or less leave you alone? “I had a couple teammates come up to me and tell me I had a no-hitter going, but that was about it.” Did you feel in command all day, or was there a pitch or two that made you think you lost the no-hitter once

You had a 1.37 ERA last year, but you were fourth on the team with 15.1 innings pitched. Even though there were several talented seniors on the team, was it ever frustrating that you weren’t seeing more action? “No, I had just come off surgery, so it was good to have those guys to look up to during my coming-back process.”

Was it shoulder surgery? “Yeah, I tore my labrum the summer before.”

Has your mindset changed at all this year now that you’re the ace? “No, I still try to go out and do the same thing – get ahead of hitters and just try to do my thing. But I do take more responsibility and try to be a leader for the team.” How do you think you’ve developed as a pitcher from your junior year to your senior year? “I think I’ve come a pretty long way. I wasn’t throwing all my stuff as well as I could last year because I was just coming off surgery, but this year it’s pretty much come back. I feel good.”

What are your goals for the rest of the season? “To end the season strong and make a strong run through the tournament and hopefully win a state title.” Moeller was head-andshoulders above everyone for much of the season last year, but do you think there’s a dominant team in the area this season? “I think it’s pretty wide open. I think anybody can beat anybody on a given day this year. All the GCL teams are strong. Depending on who shows up to play, any team can be beaten.” Tony Meale is a sports reporter for the Community Press. You can reach him at tmeale@ or 8536271.

Taylor’s Zach Brisker among CHL’s best Taylor High School senior Zach Brisker has been the Yellow Jackets’ most valuable player this season. He is second in the Cincinnati Hills League in home runs (three), is hitting .342 and leads the team in RBI (15) and doubles (six). As a pitcher, he is 2-1 with 21 strikeouts in 22.0 innings to go along with a 3.82 ERA, as Taylor is 6-7 (5-4) entering play May 7. Here, Brisker, who will play baseball for Georgetown College, discusses his career. What’s been the key to your success this year? “The key, I’d have to say, is that I came into my senior year finally healthy for once. I’ve been working all winter to get better and focus because I don’t want to go out on a bad year.” What are some of the injuries you’ve had? “My sophomore year I tore my ACL during football, and my junior year I hurt my arm a little bit. I stopped pitching, but I played through it.”

the fact that this is my fourth season. I’ve seen everybody, and I know what to do.” Do you prefer hitting or pitch ing? “Honestly, I like to do both. If I can, I’ll go out and pitch and try to keep us in the game, and then I’ll go out there and hit and try to win us the game.” Who’s the toughest hitter you’ve faced in the CHL this year? “Andrew Benintendi from Madeira.”


Taylor High School senior Zach Brisker leads the Yellow Jackets in several offensive and pitching categories this season. Last year you hit .306 and had a 4.87 ERA, so your average is up and you’ve lowered your ERA by more than a run; is your improve ment solely due to being healthy, or is something else at play? “I think it’s being healthy and

Who’s the toughest pitcher you’ve faced in the CHL this year? “Probably Andrew Lacinak from Reading.” Taylor has probably enjoyed all your home runs this year; do you think of yourself as a power hitter? “I feel I’m more of a hitter power, but I can hit in the gaps and go opposite field.” Taylor had a losing season last year, but this year your team is

around .500 and has a winning record in the league. What does this year’s team have that’s allowed it to remain competitive? “I think what has helped is that we’ve got a good core of seniors back from last year. We have a couple juniors sprinkled in that are starting for the first time, but our core of seniors just knows what to do and we’re playing better.” Since you’re leading the team in a lot of pitching and hitting cate gories, do you ever feel pressure to produce? “Yeah, I do feel a little pressure, but I love the game. So I just go out there every day and do what I can do.” What are your goals for the rest of the season? “My goal is just to go out strong, finish with a winning record and do the best I can.” Tony Meale is a sports reporter for the Community Press. You can reach him at or 853-6271.

Lancers get it done on the mound By Tony Meale

In the preseason, La Salle High School head baseball coach Joe Voegele said his pitching staff would be better this year. He was right. The Lancers boast a 2.03 team ERA – down from 3.41 from a season ago. Leading the Lancer lockdown are senior aces Jake Vulhop and Drew Campbell. Vulhop is 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA and has 21 strikeouts in 21.1 innings. “Jake’s been a guy who’s really improved a lot,” Voegele said. “He’s changed his approach and his attitude, and he’s stepped up every time he’s pitched.” Campbell has been just

as good. He’s 3-1 with a 1.42 ERA and has 27 punchouts in 29.2 innings. He had a no-hitter broken up in the seventh inning against Carroll and allowed just two hits against Elder. “He’s been pretty special,” Voegele said. As a staff, La Salle (11-6, 4-4 entering play May 4) has allowed five hits or fewer in eight of its 17 games. At the Best of the West Tournament April 30-May 1, the Lancers allowed just seven hits in three games en route to beating Taylor, Elder and Oak Hills by a combined score of 12-1. Seniors pitchers Mike Guthrie, Brett Humphrey and Brandon Humphrey have also performed well for La Salle; Brandon struck out

eight in the 7-0 win over Oak Hills, while Brett is 1-3 despite posting a 2.39 ERA. Voegele said Brett has had some tough losses, including a 3-2 loss April 16 to Cabell Midland, the topranked team in West Virginia. “He’s kept us in games,” Voegele said. While La Salle’s pitching staff has taken a step forward this year, the offense has taken a step back. After averaging 9.4 runs per game in 2010, the Lancers are averaging just 5.8 this season – compared to 6.8 for Elder, 7.9 for St. Xavier and 10.3 for Moeller. A big reason for the regression is the loss of senior designated hitter Zach Dillman, a first-team all-lea-

guer who hit .460 last year. Dillman, who has signed with Union College, tore his labrum in early April. He was hitting .429 at the time of injury and is out for the year. Luckily for La Salle, Campbell has picked up the slack. The Northern Kentucky University-recruit leads the team in average (.476), OBP (.579), hits (20) and runs (14). Fellow seniors Ryan Jesse and Ryan Johns are hitting .342 and .326, respectively, and have combined for 26 RBI. “It just seems like every time we have somebody on second or third base, he gets a hit,” Voegele said of Jesse, who has 16 RBI. “He’s been real consistent with that.” Sophomores Connor

Speed and Brad Burkhart, meanwhile, are both hitting over .333 with OBPs above .450. With the regular season winding down, the Lancers turn their attention to the postseason. La Salle, seeded ninth, opens in the sectional semifinals May 12 against No. 14 Sycamore. If victorious, the Lancers would likely face No. 3 Lakota East, which is atop the Greater Miami Conference standings, in the sectional finals May 19. Voegele said the postseason is wide open this year, but he knows his team has its hands full. “It’s not going to be easy, but we’ve got some pitching,” he said. “Pitching wins tournaments.”




Western Hills Press

Sports & recreation

May 11, 2011

Mustangs seek respect, tradition By Tony Meale

Even with six starters who are either freshmen or sophomores, the Western Hills High School baseball team is closing in on its third league title in four years. “We came in looking at this season as a rebuilding year, but it really hasn’t been a rebuilding year,” Western Hills head baseball coach James Holland said. “We put a nice winning streak together, and the kids just started believing.” The Mustangs, which won four straight and seven of eight after a 3-4 start, are 10-7 (8-0). They have outscored their Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference

Wolf, who is 2-0 with 23 strikeouts in 14.1 innings, and freshman Eduardo Rodriguez, who has 43 Ks in 36.2 innings. “His future is unbelievable,” Holland said of Rodriguez. “He’s got tremendous upside. He’s been mainly our non-conference starter, and every time he’s touched the baseball, he’s given us a chance to win.” Offensively, Western Hills has been led by senior spark plug Antwuane Blackwell, who is hitting .435 with a CMAC-leading 22 steals. “He’s as aggressive a base-runner as you’ll find,” Holland said. “He’s taken his game to a whole new level.” Sophomore Cameron Washington has been a car-

rivals 63-21 and allowed two runs or fewer in five of eight league games. “We’ve had some good pitching and defense, and we’ve been able to match up with a lot of people,” Holland said. Senior hurlers Juan Warren and Aaron Ernst have led the way with a combined 8-2 record. Warren has a 1.38 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 25.1 innings, while Ernst has a 1.30 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and 36 strikeouts in 27.0 innings. “When those two are in the mound, they give our team a different level of confidence,” Holland said. “They throw strikes.” Rounding out the rotation are sophomore Levi

bon copy of Blackwell; he’s hitting .463 with 20 steals, which are second in the CMAC. He’s also second in the league with 21 RBI. “Cam has been one of the most improved kids I’ve coached in my five years at West High,” Holland said. In fact, the top third of the Mustangs’ order – Blackwell, sophomore Dailyn Stevenson and Washington – have combined for 52 steals. No other trio in the CMAC has more. Defensively, sophomore Jordan Saunders has performed admirably in his first year at catcher; he’s caught two one-hitters. “He’s done an unbelievable job learning on the fly,” Holland said. “He’ll be one of the best catchers in the city by the time he’s a senior.”

Best in the city. Not best in the league, but best in the city. That’s the theme at Western Hills. “Our team word on the season is ‘respect’ – respect the game, and bring that respect and tradition back to West High,” Holland said. “As young as we are, with the hitting and defense we have, eventually we’re going to be (able to win) a couple playoff games. We want to be a force not only in the conference but in the city – and that’s what we’re striving for.” The Mustangs, of course, have a chance this season to get a playoff win, which would be the first during Holland’s tenure. Seeded 26th in the tournament, the Mustangs host No. 29 Mount Healthy in openinground action May 10.


Western Hills High School senior Antwuane Blackwell is hitting over .400 and leads the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference in steals. If victorious, they advance to face No. 1 St. Xavier in the sectional semifinals May 12. “We set our sights on getting a home playoff game and seeing what happens,” Holland said. “If we can get past Mt. Healthy, we’re going to give St. X everything we’ve got.”

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Sports & recreation discus at 159 feet; Andrew Silber completed the pole vault at 14 feet, 6 inches and Ben Vidorek at 12 feet in the Eastern Relays at the University of Louisville, April 30.

The week at Taylor

• The Taylor boys tennis team placed second with a score of 220 in the Flight F GCTCA Coaches Classic, April 30. Taylor’s Creemer and Sullivan beat Batavia’s Goodspeed and Griffith 6-3, 6-1 in the first place matches. The Mariemont boys tennis team beat Taylor 5-0, May 3. On May 4, Taylor beat Harrison 41. Taylor’s Danny Rapking beat Edwards 6-1; 6-1; T. Rapking beat Hubbard 6-3, 63; Alex Engels beat Borgemenke 6-1, 6-2; Creemer and Ruebe beat McElroy and Millazo 7-6, 6-4. On May 5, Indian Hill beat Taylor 5-0. • In boys track, Taylor placed 13th with a score of 12 in the Ross Invitational, April 30. On May 5, Taylor placed ninth with a score of 21 in Best of the West. • In girls track, Taylor placed 12th with a score of 11 in the Ross Invitational, April Why Pay More?

30. On May 5, Taylor placed 10th with a score of 8 in Best of the West. • In softball, Taylor beat Walnut Hills 9-6, May 4. Taylor’s Caitlyn Bowman was 3-4 with a double and an RBI. Deer Park beat Taylor 11-0 in six innings, May 5. • In baseball on May 5, Batavia beat Taylor 10-6. Taylor’s Patrick Pennington and Dylan Lee were both 2-4.

The week at Mercy

• The Mercy girls track team placed fifth with a score of 52.33 in the Dehart Hubbard Invitational, April 30. Mercy placed third with a score of 92 in Best of the West, May 5. Mercy’s Baker won the discus at 101 feet, 11 inches. • In softball, Mercy beat Mount Notre Dame 2-0, May 5. Mercy’s Erika Leonard was 2-4 with a double and one RBI.

Yunker memorial golf outing

The Gabriel Yunker Memorial Golf Outing, which will benefit St. Aloysius on-the-Ohio Tuition Assistance Fund and Matilda McCormick, is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, at Hillview Golf Course, 6954 Wesselman Road. McCormick was born with Trisomy 21 and severe breathing problems. She requires 24-hour care and has been in and out of Children’s Hospital since birth. The shotgun start is at noon. Please arrive by that time. Golfers are $50. Hole sponsors are $100. Nongolfers and party-goers are $10 per family for food and drinks. There will also be mulligans for $5 or $5 for $10, bars and bells, split the pot, basket raffles and food. The outing will be followed by a party at “The Hollow,” adjacent to St. Aloysius on the Ohio, 6128 Gracely Drive, Sayler Park. Those not interested in golfing

can come to the after-party at St. Aloysius starting around 4 p.m. Register by contacting Ed Jung at, or by calling 941-3207. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Deidre Forrester at, or call 235-4883. For volunteer information, contact Nikki Yunker at nikkiyunker@, or 941-8823. Gabriel Yunker died in 2009 from HUS. This golf outing in his honor has raised more than $12,000 for local families and for St. Aloysius on the Ohio.

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• The Elder boys tennis team placed sixth with a score of 65 in the Flight A GCTCA Coaches Classic, April 30. On May 4, Elder beat Fairfield 4-1. Elder’s Drew Schroeder beat Ko 4-1, retired; Danny James beat Keith 6-0, 6-0; Ryan Patty beat Zinader 6-4, 6-0; Kevin Butler and Justin Cova beat Reece and Wiencek 6-4, 5-7, 10-5. On May 5, Elder beat Anderson 5-0. Elder’s Schroeder beat Scott 6-0, 6-1; James beat Gallagher 6-0, 60; Nathan Walroth beat Guzman 6-2, 6-2; Jake Groene and Andrew Cole beat Hugenberg-Pan 6-2, 6-3; Andy Martini and James Schottlekotte beat Matre-Ebbert 6-3, 6-1. • In boys track, Elder placed first with a score of 143 in the Ross Invitational, April 30. Elder’s Tyrall Butler won the 100 meter in 10.8 seconds; Butler won the 200 meter in 22.2 seconds; Josh Makin won the 1600 meter in 4 minutes, 30.5 seconds; Elder won the 4x800 meter relay in 8 minutes, 37.6 seconds; Rieskamp won the 3200 meter run in 9 minutes, 52.8 seconds; and Siegmundt won the triple jump at 41 feet, 8.5 inches. On May 5, Elder placed first with a score of 146 in the Best of the West. Elder’s Tyrall Butler won the 100 meter in 11.18 seconds; Josh Makin won the 800 meter in 2 minutes, 39 seconds; Janson won the long jump at 20 feet, 10 inches; the relay team won the 4x800 meter in 8 minutes, 25.50 seconds; and Reiskamp won the 3200 meter in 9 minutes, 55.89 seconds. • In boys volleyball, Elder beat McNicholas 25-20, 2513, 25-14, May 3.

finals. La Salle’s Ryan Johns was 2-4 and hit a double. Taylor’s Jordan Blanton hit a triple. La Salle then beat Elder 1-0 in the semifinals. Elder’s Daniel Schwarz was 2-3. • In boys tennis, La Salle placed fifth with a score of 125 in the Flight C GCTCA Coaches Classic, April 30. Anthony Heckle beat Anderson’s Scott 6-4, 6-1. On May 4, La Salle beat Summit Country Day 4-1. La Salle’s Anthony Heckle beat Leibold 6-2, 6-3; Kevin Bush beat Schuler 6-3, 1-6, 60; Ryan Gundlach and Sam Samoya beat Ng and Scheifer 6-4, 6-3; John Hoeweler and Sam Pieper beat Chow and Hutchins 6-2, 6-2. On May 5, La Salle beat Harrison 5-0. La Salle’s Anthony Heckle beat Edwards 6-0, 6-1; Kevin Bush beat Borgeneuler 6-1, 6-1; Sam Pieper win by forfeit; Ryan Gundlach and Sam Samoya beat Millward and Hubbard 6-3, 6-4; John Hoeweler and Nick Buganski beat Reatherford and Stamper 6-1, 6-1. • In boys track, La Salle won the 4x800 meter relay, Linden Ayoki won the shot put at 47 feet, 1 inch and the



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There must have been a mistake in the headline of the piece Denise Driehaus wrote in the May 4 issue of the Western Hills Press. The headline stated, “Budget calls for difficult decisions.” I certainly agree with that statement. But when I read the article, all I saw was criticism of the difficult decisions Gov. Kasich is making to bring the Ohio budget under control. The article was completely void of any difficult decisions to control the budget from the Democratic side. In fact, she called for more spending on education, senior care and consumer protection. All of these are worthy of support but where are the “difficult decisions” she proposes. How typical of Democratic politicians – lead with criticism instead of leading with concrete actions that really deal with the budget crisis we face. Dr. R. D. Fulwiler Miami Township

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The uncle of St. Aloysius Gonzaga eighthgrade student Ryan Stewart is serving with the I-174 air defense unit working in combat rocket artillery at Iraq’s Camp Victor. The 150 men and 20 women in the unit often ha ve difficulty obtaining basic hygiene and living supplies due to their location and isolation. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders filled 12 large boxes with donations of soap, socks, toothbrushes, snacks, and other items to send to Iraq. The students also included letters of thanks. Pictured from front left are Taylor Fay, Ellen Garbsch, Jessica McElwee and Katie Schweinberg; second row, Andrew Mooney, Ryan Stewart, TJ Ruwan, Joey Stenger, Jake Seithel and Jose Almadova.


Letter carriers collect for hunger relief On Saturday, May 14, letter carriers throughout the Tristate will be taking part in the 19th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Since its inception in 1993, the NALC food drive has grown to be the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Since the food drive’s inception, we have been partnered with the Freestore/Foodbank and the hundreds of agencies they support. During this time we have locally collected over 2 million pounds of non-perishable food. In 2010,

our national total number of food poundage collected over the years exceeded the 1 billion pound threshold. With help Gerald from the other Giesting postal crafts and of Community thousands other volunteers, Press guest we conduct the columnist food drive annually in every U.S. state and jurisdiction. The

timing of the annual event is calculated to restock the shelves of local food banks and pantries as their stores are depleted. It should come as no surprise that this year the food drive will be especially important as more Americans than ever need help feeding their families. To take part, simply place nonperishable food items next to your mailbox before the carrier makes his/her rounds on Saturday morning, May 14. Your carrier will collect the non-perishable items and the Postal Service will transport it to the Freestore. If you live outside

Early justices of the peace were powerful men in their townships. They were usually appointed by the state or jurisdiction they served. Although, their duties were varied, they generally officiated at weddings, witnessed oaths and signatures, issuing subpoenas and warrants. They also could make arrests, conduct inquests, mediate differences, and conduct trials for small claims court or misdemeanor offenses. In general the qualifications for office were the same. The person had to live in the jurisdiction where he was appointed, be a registered voter there, and be free from felony convictions. Delhi Township was created off of Green Township in 1817. The first justices of the peace were Peter Williams and William Cullum. George Cullum took his father’s place in 1829. I haven’t found any information about how Delhi Township’s justices of the peace conducted their offices, but I have found

Last week’s question

continue on with the program. Can’t you see astronauts out in space waiting to come home and some union boss decides the workers are not paid well enough so we are going on strike.” L.S.

“I can hardly wait for the flashing billboards shining down from space! Moon ads anyone? I can see the salivating salespersons already getting out their contracts.” W.K.S.

“I have to admit that my feelings are not based on extensive scientific knowledge, but I have a hunch that it is a waste of time for human beings to attempt to ‘explore space.’ “The cost of building rockets and sending astronauts up must be enormous, and I have trouble seeing what benefits we derive from it.

“This is one entity that the government can do it better than the private sector so they should

the city of Cincinnati, you can still participate and be assured that food collected in your local community stays in your local community. I want to take this opportunity to thank the members of our community and all the volunteers for the generosity they’ve shown throughout the years. And I am asking you once again to help letter carriers Stamp Out Hunger. Please help us so we can help others. Gerald Giesting is president of Branch 43 of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Early justice was meted out differently information on Storrs Towns h i p ’ s (Sedamsville). Colonial Cornelius Sedam was the first justice of the peace there. He was appointed in 1823, and served until his death in 1870. His son Henry Sedam took over

munched on apples and watermelons. For minor cases he tried to get the litigants to settle out of court by ordering them to be sociable and settle their disputes. While they were bargaining, he dealt with more serious matters. His way of dealing with criminals would turn heads. For certain offenses he rowed the culprit across the river to Kentucky and let him figure out how to get back without money or any other means. For more serious offenders he locked them up in the Bastille. It was a circular front room of a wine cellar dug into the side of a large mound. It had heavy iron doors, secured by a heavy padlock. Over the entrance appeared the word Bastille with a border of swords and pistols around it. The Bastille served as dressing room one day, when a man walking to church had the seat of his pants ripped out by a ferocious dog. He stopped at Sedam’s house clamoring for justice. Sedam

ordered his bailiff to find the dog’s owner. Then both men were escorted into the Bastille. When they came out they had switched pants. The dog owner appeared with torn pants and the complaining party walked onto church without torn pants. One day a steamboat tied up at Sedamsville river front. It was heavily laden with freight. The crew had not been paid in a while and complained to Sedam. While the boat’s officers fled to Cincinnati for an injunction against the crew, Sedam summoned his constable. They went aboard and weighed out to each member of the crew enough provisions from the cargo to compensate for wages, and sent them on. When the captains came back they found the mutiny solved. I wonder if his kind of justice would work today. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at

“We are almost certainly never going to have colonies on the moon, for instance – it is uninhabitable. And the notion that we can populate other planets in our solar system, or beyond, is also unrealistic. “So I really don’t see much reason to continue with the shuttle program.” B.B.

thrive. If not, it will wither and die, the essence of free enterprise. “Maybe we won’t have so many expensive space toilet seats if private accountants are watching the books and spending their company’s money carefully instead of politicians wasting our tax money. “I wonder if astronauts will have to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters?” F.S.D.

What do you think of the way the administration has handled the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden, including the conflicting stories about the mission, and the decision not to release photos?

Betty Kamuf Community Press guest columnist

after his death. Throughout his tenure Henry Sedam used his own brand of justice. He recorded very few records, to be challenged. During his entire career his entries into his ledger books was less that 12 pages. And behind all of his cases in his annual report to the county auditor he added, “No Costs.” Squire Sedam held court every Tuesday and Saturday. The court room was out in his orchard, in the shade of his fruit trees. While waiting for justice, the litigants

CH@TROOM What do you think about the United States ending the space shuttle program later this year, and relying on private companies to ferry cargo and crew into space?


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We would like to thank the community for their generosity and overwhelming support for the second annual Jerry Stautberg Memorial Car Show. Despite the rainy weather we had an enormous response. Thanks are owed to those who donated goods and services to the raffle and bid-nbuy as well as all of the volunteers who made the show possible. We would like to give a special thanks to those who brought their cars, even with the rain. It never ceases to amaze us what an awesome community in which we live. Thank you again to the sponsors and those who donated and took part. We hope to see you again next year – with sunny skies. The Stautberg Family Cleves

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“The U.S. has enough economic challenges right now that I am very comfortable with private companies doing the job.” E.E.C.

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Oak Hills High School students recently visited the Cleopatra exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Here, Drake Eaton looks at a bronze helmet and cheek-piece from the city of Heracleion in fourth century B.C.



Maria Birri and Kristen Edgell stand by a statue of the head of Caesarion, Cleopatra’s son with Julius Caesar, in the Cleopatra exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center.

Caity Smith and Mackenzie Sattler look at pottery artifacts in the Cleopatra exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center

Karley Hausfeld, Steph Diehl, Maddie Carpenter and Alex Bergen listen to their audio guides as the view artifacts in the Cleopatra exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center

Oak Hills High School student Samantha Gross listens to her audio guide as she looks up at the massive 17foot colossus statue in the Cleopatra exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center

Oak Hills High School students look up in awe at the 17-foot red granite colossus statues in the Cleopatra exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center Oak Hills High School student Savannah Kreiner listens to her audio guide while watching underwater footage of an excavation in the Cleopatra exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center. Katie Patton, Olivia Thomas and Brady Ramsaur enjoy a school field trip to the Cleopatra exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center


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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. 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. MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Black Sheep Bar & Grill, 3807 North Bend Road, 481-6300. Cheviot.


Nunsensations, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., The Nunsense Vegas Revue takes the sisters on a brand new adventure. Family friendly. $17, $16 seniors and students. Presented by Showboat Majestic. 241-6550. West Price Hill.


Skyline Fundraiser, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Skyline Chili Price Hill, 3714 Warsaw Ave., Bring flyer for part of meal to benefit Seton High School. Flyer available online. Family friendly. Price Hill. F R I D A Y, M A Y 1 3


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. 661-1792; Cheviot.


CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Music by the Remains 8 p.m. Adults only Friday. Celebration of food, family and all aspects of Italian culture: art, history, fashion, craftsmanship and sports. Showcase for Italian food, wine and music. Benefits St. Catharine of Siena Parish. $1. Presented by St. Catharine of Siena School. 481-2830; Cheviot.


After Midnight, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 4511157. Riverside.


Nunsensations, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $17, $16 seniors and students. 241-6550. West Price Hill. 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. Through May 21. 588-4988; West Price Hill.


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


Grandmothers Raising Their Grandchildren, 5-6:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Share stories and support one another on second journey of motherhood. With Eve Holland. Child care available upon request. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673, ext. 17; West Price Hill. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 1 4


Night with the Saints, 6 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Anthony Munoz, featured speaker. With Betsy Ross, former ESPN anchor and founder of Game Day Communications, and Rocky Boiman. Hosted by Meghan Mongillo, former FOX 19 anchor. VIP reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and ceremony at 7 p.m. Benefits Seton Athletics. $60-$125. Reservations required. 471-2600; West Price Hill.


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


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


Woodwind Steel, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 2517977. Riverside. Black Bone Cat, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Pirate’s Den, 3670 Werk Road, No cover. 922-3898. Green Township.


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


Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m., Luckey’s Irish Pub, 3722 Harrison Ave., No cover. 662-9222; Cheviot.


Peter and the Wolf and the Frog Prince, 11 a.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Double bill adapted and narrated for marionettes. $7, $5 children. Reservations recommended. Presented by Frisch Marionette Company. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Nunsensations, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $17, $16 seniors and students. 241-6550. West Price Hill. tick … tick … BOOM!, 8 p.m., Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, $9, 8 students and seniors. 588-4988; West Price Hill.


Flying Trapeze Lessons and Aerial Fitness, 7-11:30 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Introductory and advanced classes for flying trapeze, no experience necessary. Ages 3 and up. $45. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. Through May 28. 9215454; Westwood.


Village Open House, 1-3 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Two- or three-bedroom cottages available for priority occupancy. Free. 347-5520. Delhi Township.


Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale, 9 a.m.2 p.m., Green Township Administration Building, 6303 Harrison Avenue, Compost bins, $35. Rain barrels, $50. Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard or Discover accepted while supplies last. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 9467755; Green Township. S U N D A Y, M A Y 1 5


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


Charlie Runtz, 6:30-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, 574-3000; Green Township.

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CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival, 3-11 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Music by Michael Sutherland 4-6 p.m. Sal Ventura and Dr. Zoot 7-11 p.m. Family-friendly. $1. 481-2830; Cheviot.


Jim Gillum, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, 451-1157; Riverside.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township.

Maifest, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, German cultural exhibits, woodcarving display and dancing. Refreshments available. Benefits German Heritage Museum. Free. 574-1741; Green Township. CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival, 1-9 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Music by Michael Sutherland 1:30-3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ray Massa’s euroRhythms 4-7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Family-friendly. $1. 481-2830; Cheviot.


The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., is hosting “Nunsensations – The Nunsense Las Vegas Revue” through May 22. Remaining show times are 8 p.m. May 12, May 13, May 14, May 18, May 19, May 20 and May 21; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 15, and 2 p.m. May 22. Tickets are $17, $16 for students and seniors. For more information, visit or call 241-6500. Pictured is Danielle Meo as Sister Mary Leo. Mike Davis Show, 7-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Vegas revue with tribute artist. Full dinner menu. $10. Reservations recommended. 251-7977. Riverside.


Seton-Elder Performance Series Spring Concert, 3 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Music by upperclassmen. $7. 471-2600. West Price Hill.


Nunsensations, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $17, $16 seniors and students. 241-6550. West Price Hill.


Village Open House, 1-3 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, Free. 347-5520. Delhi Township. M O N D A Y, M A Y 1 6


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 1 7


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.


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

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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.

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. 3216776. West Price Hill.

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CIVIC Green Township Democratic Club Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Current issues discussed. Bring snack to share, if possible. 574-4308. Green Township. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Pioneer Antique and Hobby Club Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Mulberry Room. Member Carolyn Lake presents “A Collection of the ‘Warmth’ of the Last 200 Years of Bed Coverings.” Bedrooms practical and pretty, and what kept feet warm through the 1800s and 1900s. Members will bring examples of coverlets, quilts and comforters. Guests welcome. Presented by Pioneer Antique and Hobby Club. 451-4822. Green Township. Oak Hills Special Needs Network, 7-8:30 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, For adults with special needs and those without. Includes games and socializing. Bring a favorite game and a snack to share. 574-4641; email Green Township.



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


UC Audiology Service Learning Project, 9 a.m.-noon, Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, First-year doctor of audiology students assess hearing capacity. Free. Registration required. 347-5510. Delhi Township.


Nunsensations, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $17, $16 seniors and students. 241-6550. West Price Hill.


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


Dining to Donate, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Applebee’s-Westwood, 5050 Crookshank, Bring flyer for part of meal to benefit Seton High School. Flyer available online. Family friendly. 451-3015; Westwood.

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. 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.



The MainStrasse Village Association will present the 32nd annual MainStrasse Village Maifest from 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, May 13; noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 15, on Main Street in Covington. Maifest includes more than six city blocks filled with German and international food and drinks, specialty and domestic beers, works by more than 75 artisans and crafts person, amusement rides, live entertainment on four stages, a street chalk art contest, Baby Mai contest and more. Admission is free. Free parking is available in the IRS parking lot at 4th and Johnson streets. “All You Can Ride” bracelets will be available from opening to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for $15 and will be valid until 6 p.m. the day of purchase only. For more information visit Pictured is Zinzinnati Bierband at a previous Maifest.

Balancing Hormones Naturally, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Courtside. Information on natural alternatives to address PMS or menopause. Free. 941-0378. Westwood.


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.


Cincinnati Shakespeare Company offers a new twist on “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” through May 29. The company’s take is inspired by the 1970s, with a retro feel. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, at 719 Race St. Tickets are $22-$28. Call 513-381-2273 or visit Pictured are Darnell Pierre Benjamin as Valentine, Jolin Polasek as Silvia and Cary Davenport as Proteus in the production.


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May 11, 2011


What to do, what to think when crises arrive in our lives When crises arrive in our lives the first one we tend to blame is God. “Why does he allow such things to happen?” we wonder. Whether an earthquake, a car accident, or unfaithful spouse, we forget the fact the fact we are imperfect people, living in an imperfect world, and each imperfect person possesses a free will. I hold little credence in the idea that God causes suffering and crises. I believe they come along and God uses them. From womb to tomb we presume that life will always be nice, understandable and favoring me. When reality seems otherwise we’re shocked and surprised. Where do crises come from? Author Sue Monk Kidd offers some helpful analyses of the origin of many difficult times. They come from three basic sources: developmental transitions, intrusive events and internal uprisings. Let’s look at each. 1. Developmental transitions

naturally occur in everyone’s life. Ordinary persons move from stage to stage as their lives progress. Though after Father Lou awhile we hate changing, Guntzelman the each transition is Perspectives to serve as a doorway into greater life and fuller maturity. Consider some of the stages: birth; beginning school; puberty; moving away from home; risking and forming relationships, etc. Add to these the arrival of midlife; the empty nest, coping with aging; redefining our marital relationship; leaving the workforce. Developmental changes are sprinkled throughout life. Their occurrence usually is accompanied by varying degrees of crisis. They cause turmoil and rattle our illusion that we have control of

life and it will always be the same. They call for us to make wise choices. In us is a tug toward growth, yet a stronger tug to stay where we are. How we deal with these crises of a developing life makes all the difference. 2. Intrusive events are a second source of crises. They can come in many forms and take us by surprise. Too many to number, they include such events as accidents, serious illness, a beloved’s death, losing our job, betrayal by a friend, a natural catastrophes, a miscarriage, etc. Though harsh, such crises present several doorways through which we can choose to enter. We can become bitter or better persons. The greatest factor affecting our lives for good or ill is the attitude we take in the face of things we cannot change. 3. Internal uprisings are the third source of personal crises. Their arrival is quietly subtle and

often unspecified. We may slowly begin to notice a vague sense of restlessness, emptiness or a tinge of depression that persists. There may be spiritual doubts about our faith, insomnia, blossoming addictions or even more pronounced symptoms such as panic attack or phobias. We try to explain them by using the generic terms of stress, burnout or boredom. Where do these mysterious afflictions come from? There is a life force within us always straining toward wholeness. It has its own way of getting our attention when healthy development is stymied or stifled. Typically we only become concerned about psychic advancement when we hurt inside. Unfortunately, a crisis is always considered as something wrong, not helpful. A crisis is very often a holy summons to grow. As Robert Frost instructs us, “The answer is to find the way

through, not the way around.” Sometimes we need help from another human with competent and professional insights. Perhaps the best way to meet the crises of our lives is to admit them and their accompanying feelings, spend time in genuine reflection, and be painfully honest with ourselves. This is the way of feeling, searching, and learning. It takes time. Theologian Martin Marty offers an excellent insight for us when such times occur. He writes, “Brokenness and wounding do not occur in order to break human dignity but to open the heart so God can act.” One comes into the kingdom of the True Self by entering a “narrow gate.” Jesus Christ encouraged us not to be afraid of that door. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Do you need insurance for your utility lines? Local homeowners are getting fliers offering to protect them if their utility lines fail. But is such protection really needed? The answer depends, in large part, on the age of your house. Jack Stall of Reading received a flier offering what seemed like a good deal. “They would cover all of my sewer lines, water, electric, sewage inside and outside of the house for $9.95 a month,” he said. Stall said the price sounded reasonable. “Roots, every once and a while, get into your lines and this sounded like a golden opportunity … The mere fact of the expense to replace these lines and to fix them versus $9.95 a month, or $110 a year, is great,” he said. Stall has lived in his house for the past 40 years, and knows it inside and out. When I asked him to start recalling some of the repairs he’s had to make over the years he recalled how the gas lines had been upgraded by Duke Energy. The sewer main had been replaced, he said, and he replaced some water lines a few years back. “Turns out it’s a legitimate offer, but what I thought was too good to be

true is probably not as good as I thought it was,” said Stall. P a m Hess of Howard Ain E a s t g a t e said she Hey Howard! wishes she h a d known about Duke Energy’s underground line protection. She bought her 35-yearold house a year ago and recently discovered there was a problem with the electric wire running outside her house. Duke came out and made a temporary repair but said she must get it fixed permanently within 20 days. Duke could fix it for a flat fee of $500, and Hess said she wishes she had signed up for Duke’s protection plan costing $30 a year. That plan will pay for any repairs up to $3,000, and will cover underground electric lines from the transformer to your house. Because she didn’t have the protection plan she hired her own electrician and he was able to fix the problem for less than $200. Duke says 38 percent of its electric service territory has underground lines, and

26,000 of those customers have signed up for Duke’s underground protection. Duke is not allowed to advertise the plan because state regulators say that would be unfair to others offering the same protection. A local insurance agent tells me the older the house is, the more likely you are to see these kinds of problems – and should consider buying this type of insurance.

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Add a twist to chicken nuggets with pretzel crust This cool, rainy weather has been great for our peas, radishes and early greens. We’re just starting to get a good amount of asparagus and the potatoes and onions are up. Today is the first day in many that it’s sunny and not raining. Perfect for hanging clothes on the line.

Chicken nuggets with pretzel crust

For Sherie Mitchell, a Lebanon reader. “I want something a little different than the usual nuggets for the kids, and I saw a pretzel coated nugget dish on TV, but can’t remember where,” she said. Here’s one that may fit what Sherie wants. 2 cups salted pretzel twists 1 ⁄2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated About 1 cup flour Pepper to taste 3 eggs beaten with 1 tablespoon water 1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet. Put pretzels and cheese in a food processor

a n d process until well mixed and coarsely ground. Or do this in a plasitic food bag Rita by hand. Heikenfeld Place in Rita’s kitchen s h a l l o w b o w l . Combine flour and pepper together. Beat eggs with water. Roll chicken in flour until coated. Dip in egg mixture, letting excess drip off. Put into pretzel mixture and roll until coated. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden. You can turn the nuggets halfway through if you want. Serves four. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: To get better browning on breaded and crusted foods, spray lightly with cooking spray before baking. That little bit of fat helps brown.

Gorgonzola bacon dressing for salad

I know it’s not low fat, but this is delicious. We ate it with our green and radishes from the garden. Go to taste on the seasonings.


⁄2 cup mayonnaise 1 ⁄4 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons milk 11⁄2 teaspoons white wine or clear vinegar or more to taste Salt and pepper to taste 1 ⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder 1 ⁄2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or bleu cheese 3 tablespoons crumbled fried bacon, plus more for garnish 2 tablespoons minced chives Blend ingredients together. Makes 1 cup.

Homemade Montreal steak seasoning

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BRIEFLY Harrison’s legacy

The topic for the Wednesday, May 11, meeting of the Westwood Historical Society will be the ninth president of the United States, William Henry Harrison, who was a resident of North Bend. Keith Norris, author of “Goodbye, Old Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison and His One Month Presidency,” will discuss how Harrison, who is buried in North Bend, changed this land he settled in, and how it changed him. Though Harrison was the president for only 32 days, he was a public servant for a half century and had a major influence in 19th century America, and specifically, Ohio. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave.

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.

Students help Japan

Springmyer Elementary School students raised more than $600 to help the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. Students will present a check to the American Red Cross during an assembly Wednesday, May 11. A representative from the Red Cross

will be there to accept the donation and give a presentation about the devastation and how the money will be used. The school’s connection to Japan is closer than what students have seen on the television. Springmyer’s secretary, Cindy Anderson, has relatives living in Tokyo who were impacted by the disasters.

Shred those documents

CINCO Credit Union is hosting a shredding of important documents 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at 6321 Glenway Ave., next to Firestone. For details, email

Community assoc. meets

The Monfort Heights/ White Oak Community Association meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. Guest speaker is Pat Kowalski, president and CEO of Mercy Hospital Western Hills, who update the development of the new Mercy Hospital medical campus. In his presentation, Kowalski will show the most recent design sketches and provide some details about the hospital’s “green” roof, which will be one of the largest in Ohio.

Youth reunion

The Western Hills Church of Christ , 5064 Sidney Road, is having a youth group reunion Sunday, May 22. Youth group members and sponsors of the past and present are invited. There will be a special program at 9:30 a.m. with stories, pictures and videos. There will be a combined service at 10:45 a.m. Immediately following the morning services there will be special luncheon. A donation of $5 is asked for the luncheon.

After lunch, the group is invited to Christ’s Church at Mason for a concert by the Mount Mission School. Call the office at 513-2512232 to make a reservation.

exhibit Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen Of Egypt, running through Sept. 5. For more information, call 513-287-7021 or visit: www.

Spring musical

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Travel down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass for an evening of entertainment at St. Martin of Tours School. St. Martin eighthgraders will present their production of Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20, in the school auditorium, 3729 Harding Ave. Enjoy the antics of Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, March Hare, Cheshire Cat and all the rest as they sing and dance to Disney favorites including, “I’m Late,” “A Very Merry Unbirthday,” and “Zippedeedodah.” Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children, with a $5 maximum per family. Seats are first come, first served. For information, call St. Martin School at 661-7609 and ask for Shannon Alter.

Bees in Egypt

For thousands of years, insects – including the honeybee – have been a vital part of human culture. Beekeeping, in particular, is a $16 billion-ayear business dating back to the time of Cleopatra. Nationally-known entomologist Gene Kritsky will discuss ancient Egyptian beekeeping at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Cincinnati Museum Center. In his latest book, “The Quest for the Perfect Hive,” Kritsky presents a concise history of beekeeping, tracing the evolution of hive design from ancient Egypt to the present. The talk is in conjunction with the museum’s current

West Fork Christian Church, 5636 West Fork Road, is sponsoring a Neighborhood Giveaway from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Participants must sign-in to receive tickets to “purchase” items. Items include all types of furniture, small appliances, decorations, media, toys, office supplies and more. For information, call 481-5673 or 598-9414.

Book signing

The James A. Ramage Civil War Museum is hosting a book signing featuring Green Township resident Don Heinrich Tolzmann on Saturday, May 14, to promote his new book “Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War.” Tolzmann will speak from 2-3 p.m., and will then be available to answer questions and sign copies of his book. This is being held in conjunction with the May 14-15 public archaeology, landscaping, and used book sale at the museum, 1402 Highland Ave., Fort Wright. To register for the archaeology event call 859344-1145. Anyone interested in helping out with the museum’s ongoing landscaping is invited to show up each day from noon to 4 p.m. Email

Mercy camps

Mother of Mercy High School is offering a variety of summer camps for boys and girls of all ages. Mercy’s summer art program (fourth - 12th grades), Theatreworks (first-eighth

grades) and dance camp (prekindergarten through third grade) are available for boys and girls. In addition, girls in sixth through eighth grade may attend Mercy’s engineering or cooking camps; and girls in fourth through seventh grade may participate in their writing camp which focuses on mystery stories this year. Mercy sports camps include basketball, bowling, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Camps begin as early as the first week of June. Dates, times, cost and registration forms for all camps can be found at or contact the main office at 513661-2740.

Musical cruise

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra will present its spring concert, “Cruise the Danube,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the Seton Performance Hall, 3901 Glenway Ave. This performance features compositions by German and Austrian composers, including Strauss and Mozart. Special guests include vocalists Michele Klug Hillgrove and William Reed. Enjoy the strains of the “Magic Flute Overture,” the “Blue Danube Waltz” and other favorites. The orchestra will also continue its 15th anniversary celebration with a series of summer concerts titled “Back by Popular Demand,” which will feature audience and orchestra favorites from past performances. All concerts are in the Seton Performance Hall. Performances are free, but donations are welcome. Visit for more information, visit the group’s Facebook page or call the orchestra hotline at 941-8956.

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A new Catholic adults group is organizing this spring on the West Side. With the mission of promoting a Christian example in the community, this group, geared toward adults up to the age of 35, invites Catholics to grow together in their faith through volunteerism, social events and discussion. Contact Trisha Dyer at 351-4616 or tdyer428@gmail. com for more information.

Honor flight ride

The Cheviot Fraternal Order of Eagles, Eagle Riders, 3807 Glenmore Avenue, in Cheviot, will host its inaugural motorcycle benefit ride, Saturday, June 18. Proceeds will benefit Honor Flight Tri-State (, whose mission is to fly as many World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., at no cost to the veterans to visit their memorial. The Honor Flight Run takes place rain or shine Saturday, June 18. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Described as a scramble, the ride starts at noon with groups departing in 15-minute intervals. Rules of the road apply. Covering about 100 miles, with stops scheduled at the Lebanon FOE, Hamilton West FOE, Mount Healthy FOE, Keller Cafe, and return to the Cheviot FOE, where a picnicstyle dinner will be served. Chances for door prizes and raffles prizes will be sold. Music provided of D.J. Woody Inc. Cost is $15 per rider, $25 per couple. For further information contact Irene Viltrakis at, or at 513-661-1121; Rome J Viltrakis II at; or at 513-324-6309; or Sam Keller 513-481-0231.


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Italian festival features local chefs In its second year, CincItalia, The Cincinnati Italian Festival, will take place May 13, 14, and 15 at the Harvest Home Park Fairgrounds in Cheviot. The three-day festival features cuisine from Greater Cincinnati’s most popular Italian restaurants and impressive live cooking demonstrations from local Italian chefs, including cookbook author and St. Peter in Chains Cathedral head chef Giovanna DelliCarpini Trimpe (aka Joanne), and West Side native Buddy LaRosa. Trimpe’s parents moved to Cincinnati when she was a teenager. Her book, “Holy Chow,” includes a variety of recipes gathered from her Italian, Latin American, and American heritage and her experience living and cooking on three continents. “The priests and bishops love different creations and encourage variety,” Trimpe said. “I have enjoyed using my God-given talents to please those who do God’s work, and so for me it is truly Holy Chow!” She loves to cook and

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CincItalia kicks off on Friday, May 13, with an adultsonly celebration (6 p.m.midnight) and follows with a weekend full of family fun on 3-11 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and 1-9 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Harvest Home Park Fairgrounds, 3961 North Bend Road. CincItalia is produced by St. Catharine of Siena Parish and School. St. Catharine of Siena is the namesake of the parish and one of two patron saints of Italy, making a traditional celebration of Italian culture a natural way to honor this connection. Funds raised over the three-day celebration will allow St. Catharine of Siena Parish and School to continue to provide for the spiritual and educational needs of the Westwood community. take care of others, which is evident in her fervent support of local church groups and other non-profits. She often donates proceeds from the sale of her book to libraries and to St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, as well as ten-course meals for other fundraisers like

CincItalia. She will host two live cooking demonstrations at CincItalia, one each on Friday and Saturday. Buddy LaRosa will also share some of his secrets to great Italian cooking. At last year’s CincItalia festival, organizer Joe Mastruserio said, “The barn at Harvest Home was filled wall to wall with people during Buddy’s cooking demonstration, and he had everyone eating out of the palm of his hand.” LaRosa’s family pizza recipe has been a Cincinnati staple for more than 50 years, starting with his first pizzeria on Boudinot Avenue. LaRosa’s menu has expanded since then, as have the number of LaRosa’s Pizzeria locations, which can be found throughout Greater Cincinnati and beyond. Italian fare will be offered from Pompilio’s, Gabby’s Cafe, Noce’s Pizzeria, Dolce Vita Cafe and LaRosa’s, as well as the United Italian Society and La Societa Fuscaldese Femminile, who provide authentic Italian baked goods.

Heritage Center Cooking Demonstrations Friday, May 13 9:15 p.m. Giovanna “Joanne” Trimpe 10 p.m. Italian Cocktail Preparation, Cincinnati Bartending School Saturday, May 14 3:30 p.m. Dino DiStasi, Gabby’s Cafe 5 p.m. Giovanna “Joanne” Trimpe 7:30 p.m. Buddy LaRosa 9:30 p.m. Italian Cocktail Preparation, Cincinnati Bartending School Sunday, May 15 3 p.m. Pizza Dough Tossing, Noce’s Pizzeria 5 p.m. Frank Mazzel, Pompilio’s 7 p.m. Italian Cocktail Preparation, Cincinnati Bartending School Entertainment throughout the weekend will include national and local music acts, and Italian dancers. A traditional Italian religious procession and Italian motor sports exhibition take place on Sunday. A complete schedule of CincItalia events can be found at

Youth bring Easter cheer to Meals-on-Wheels Thanks to the kindness of Greater Cincinnati youth, Meals-On-Wheels clients served by Wesley Community Services had a brighter, happier Easter. The sixth-grade class at Our Lady of Victory in Delhi Township donated hand-crafted Easter magnets, and two local Girl Scout troops donated Girl Scout cookies and handmade Easter cards. The donated cookies, magnets, and cards, along with other Easter treats supplied by Wesley, were delivered to each MealsOn-Wheels client throughout the week before Easter. Stephen Smookler, executive director, expressed his gratitude for the time and effort these volunteers put into the donations: “It’s great that Wesley can serve as a bridge between generations, and our clients are thrilled to receive their special treats.” Lori Geeslin’s three sixth-grade religion classes, consisting of 67 students at Our Lady of Victory, together created 1,600 Easter magnets as part of their service-learning projects. Geeslin used the project

to help students better understand the growing population of seniors, many of whom are socially isolated in their communities. “Our Lady of Victory sixth graders enjoy making magnets to share with Wesley Community Services’ clients,” she said. While working on the project, the students learned about the needs of the elderly and how Wesley strives to support seniors so they can stay in their home as long as possible. Through its Cookie Share program, Girl Scout Troop No. 41962 of Fairfield East Elementary School, lead by Melissa Boittnot, and Girl Scout Troop No. 48546 of St. Antoninus, lead by Patty Raker, donated 130 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Troop No. 41962 also contributed several dozen threedimensional Easter cards. The Girl Scouts Cookie Share program allows Girl Scout troops to ask those who buy cookies to purchase an extra box to be donated to a designated community organization.

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Mother of Mercy High School alumna Kathy Deri (1982) was the winner of the $8,925 Reverse Raffle at the first Mercy Madness & Monte Carlo March 19 Kathy, third from left, is with John Eby, Mercy Madness cochairman; Jennifer Clark, director of Institutional Advancement; Kirsten MacDougal, president; Diane Laake, principal; and Dan Bley, director of Finance and Mercy Madness co-chairman.

Saengerfest offers up German music Kolping Saengerchor is hosting the 59th annual District Saengerfest Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Road. Fourteen Choirs from the Midwest region, all members of the NordAmerikanischer Sangerbund, will participate in a vocal concert highlighting Over-the-Rhine Melodies, songs from the beer gardens of Cincinnati’s Over-theRhine. Songs include popular German melodies and folk songs from the 19th century, classical works from Beethoven, Schubert and Mozart, and 20th century tunes. This year, Kolping Saengerchor is partnering with the Christian Moerlein Brewery as the Official beer sponsor of the Saengerfest. Tickets are $10. There will be a dance with cash bar immediately following the concert. Tickets for the concert and dance are available for $25. Sunday, May 15, starts with a Family Mass at the

Kolping Center, followed by a Rouladen meal, individual choir performances, and cash bar. These Sunday activity tickets are $25. A Fest Pass is available for all Saturday and Sunday events, and includes a program book and official 59th Saengerfest Commemorative Pin for $50. Tickets may be purchased from any choir member, or call Doris Wilke at 513-521-5019. The Kolping Choir has been performing traditional and classical songs in German for the past 20 years. Over the years, the choir has performed at the Concerts in the Park series, district Saengerfests, national Saengerfests in Omaha and San Antonio, and received a personal invitation from the late Maestro Erich Kunzel to join the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at his 30th anniversary concerts at Music Hall. They have also performed with the von Trapp Children and the Pops at Riverbend.

Mount hosts Earth Day as fundraiser The College of Mount St. Joseph held a special event to mark Earth Day recently. The Green Campus student environmental group hosted an exhibit and fundraiser. Included was a display about the new Hillside Community Garden behind the Mount. Claire Perry, an MSJ student who works on the garden, said this year will be mostly spent preparing the land for upcoming growing of foods. The garden is a joint project of MSJ and the Delhi community with a stated mission of “growing healthy food, providing education about organic edible gardening, and providing a safe gathering space.” Amy Stross is the Hillside Community Garden Coordinator. In addition, other displays of local environmental activities included the Western Wildlife Corridor and Dovetail Solar and Wind. A frisbee throw highlighted fundraising events which benefited the Hillside Garden, as well as relief for children in war-torn Afghanistan. Green club president Kristen Dwyer and Treasurer Cece Ricks hosted displays about their campus group as well as collecting proceeds for the fundraiser. Part of the proceeds will go to help children suffering in Afghanistan. According to the charity Save the Children, one in four Afghans dies before their fifth birthday, many of easily preventable causes.” There is a shortage currently of sup-

plementary plumpy which can save children from dangerous malnutrition. The UN World Food Programme, which is facing a 257 million dollar shortfall for its relief operation in Afghanistan, says 7.3 million people in the country are food insecure, with another 5.4 million at risk. The Aschiana Foundation, which will benefit from the MSJ fundraiser, says there are 600,000 street children in the country who are forced to work and beg to support their families. Aschiana, which provides food and tutoring for the street children, recently reported that two of its child centers in Kabul had run out of food. Without this food the children, and the future of their country, do not have a chance. The displays at the event, especially the hillside garden, relate closely to work Catholic Relief Services and other charities are doing to help Afghans improve their agricultural capability. The Earth Day event also included special animal visitors including a barn owl which stole the show. The frisbee throw winners were Mount students Kyle McLaughlin and Zach Thomas. Professor William Lonneman was the faculty coordinator for the Earth Day event.

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Charles Abbott

Charles H. “Basie” Abbott, 86, Green Township, died April 16. Survived by wife Viola Abbott; children Jovita (Michael) Mielke; grandchildren Jesse (Tracey) Mielke; greatgrandchildren Jacob, Lucas Mielke; siblings Barbara Vineyard, Loretta Duncan, Mildred Gill; cousin Sue Abbott Holt. Preceded in death by siblings Thomas, Donald Abbott, Ida Biggs. Services were April 20 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Arthritis Foundation, 7124 S. Miami Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45243 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Maudella “Del” Berry Ciafardini, 87, died April 30. Survived by siblings Alice “Sue” (Bill) Bussell, Raymond (the late Dorothy) Berry; sister-in-law Margie Berry; nephews and nieces Scott (Missy) Berry, Paula Jo (Phil) Mason, Susan Rae (Butch) Speers, Holly Jo (Chris), Phil (GeAnn), Todd (Elizabeth), Ciafardini Mark, Scott (Diana) Kris (Michelle) Berry, Beth Ann (Joe) Leta, Cheryl (Larry) Townsend, Tim (Lindy) Bussell, Debra (Denny) Osborn; many greatnieces and nephews, and greatgreat-nieces. Preceded in death by husband Vincent Ciafardini, son Gilbert Berry. Services May 4 at Meyer Funeral



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Arlene Callan Helton, 70, Monfort Heights, died April 29. Survived by husband James Helton; children Theresa, Jason (Angela) Helton; grandchildren Steffany Earls, Derek, Alex Helton; great-grandchildren Dakota, Izibela Long. Preceded in death by parents Herma Sinclair, Allan Callan. Services were May 4 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

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Dorothy Day Hittinger, 91, formerly of Finneytown, died May 6. She was a teacher for Mount Healthy schools. Survived by children Diane Cross, Robert (Cherie), David (Jeri), Mark (Janice), Matthew (Joan) Hittinger, Bill (Kate) Halbig; foster children Hittinger Joe, Bobby, Mary Ann Halbig; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Lester Hittinger, daughter Gail Foglia, siblings Harry, Robert Day. Services were May 9 at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Miami Whitewater United Methodist

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Ronald J. Koch, 85, Westwood, died May 1. Survived by wife Margaret Pilger Koch; children Alice (Mark) Kinman, Ronald M., Jerry (Marci) Koch; sister Loraine Cornell; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother Paul Koch. Koch Services were May 6 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Elder High School Scholarship Fund, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205 or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201.

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Jeanne Macaluso, 84, Green Township, died May 1. She was a volunteer for the Holy Family Food Pantry. Survived by husband August “Gus” Macaluso; daughters Diana (Ron) Penick, Debi (Keith) Lillis; grandchildren Anne, Adam, Macaluso Alyssa Penice, Amanda (fiancé David Crane), Rachel (Erik) Robinette, Lauren Lillis; sister Shirley Rice; sister-in-law Carol Macaluso; many nieces, nephews and friends. Services were May 5 at Holy Family. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Holy Family Food Pantry, 3006 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45205 or Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

George Meinhardt, 72, died May 3. He was founding president of Star One Realtors, past president of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors and served on the boards of Greater Cincinnati Home Builders Association and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Survived by wife Mary Meinhardt; children Mark (Missy), Katy Meinhardt, Jenny (Bill) HartMeinhardt man, Amy (Jim) Thorson, Sally (Dave) Kolks, Molly (Tim) O’Dowd; grandchildren Olivia, Madeline, Mia Meinhardt, Carly, Hannah Hartman, Emma, Danny, Lucy Thorson, Vivian, Evelyn, George Kolks. Preceded in death son Danny Meinhardt, granddaughter Sophie Meinhardt, siblings Michael, June “Kay” Meinhardt. Services were May 7 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Sophie’s Angel Run, 6513 Greenoak Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45248, Pro Seniors, 7162 Reading Road, Suite 1150, Cincinnati, OH 45237 or the Seton High School Scholarship Fund, 3901 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

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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 Meunchen. Services were Montague April 12 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Betty Cross Phelps, 86, died May 2. She was a beautician. She was a member of Harrison Avenue Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Marvin Chapter 376. Survived by childrem Donald (Carole) Phelps, Carol Dobbs; grandsons Perry, Jeffrey Dobbs; brother Woody Smith; three greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by parents George, Cindy Cross, siblings Ethel Neitman, Phelps Lillian Posell, Iva Cook, Vera Dutton, Henry Hamm. Services were May 5 at Dennis George Funeral Home.

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Viola Gramaglia Newman, 84, Green Township, died April 18. Survived by children Kathy (Larry) Hemsath, Steve (Connie), Gerry (Cathy) Newman, Nancy (Paul) Gehring; grandchildren Kim, Elizabeth, Steve, Jamie, Brett, Nick, Geoff, Brad; great-grandsons Jake, Stuart; siblings Louise Bellissimo, Theresa Schultz, Joe Gramaglia. Preceded in death by siblings Marie Isadore, Cecelia Decamp, Vince, Pat, Frank Gramaglia. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home.

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On the record DEATHS Gayle Stranzin

Gayle Brisbin Stranzin, 81, died May 1. She was a library assistant with the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton Library. Survived by children Sharon (Mike) Day, Jack, Jr. (Joyce), Larry (Vickie) Stranzin; sister Anna DekStranzin tas; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband John “Jack” Stranzin, sister Grace Roller. Services were May 5 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or Hospice of Cincinnati.

Ruth Ann Treft

Ruth Ann Hiltenberger Treft, 91, Green Township, died May 1. Survive by sister Nancy (Al) Auciello Jr.; “grandchildren” Monica “Nicki” (Sean) Dwyer, Melissa (John) Brogan, Mario (Maria) Auciello; “great-grandchildren” Mary, Ana, Sean, Sam, Joe Treft Dwyer, Luke, Rocco Brogan, Ella, Josie Auciello. Preceded in death by husband Arlington Treft. Services were May 5 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale-Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215 or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227-1411.

Jack Wilburn

Jack Wilburn, 78, died April 30. He was a veteran of Korea. Survived by daughter Deborah Wright; granddaughter Nichole Wright; brother Ben Wilburn; many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews, and sisters-in-law. Preceded in death by wife Carol Cuozzo Wilburn Wilburn, siblings Emmanuel “Fuzz,” Jay, Harlan, Carl, “Scat,” Paul, Joe Wilburn, Farrell Ramey, Edna Mae Flowers, Wilma Vollmer, Betty Jane Rittenhouse. Services were May 6 at St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950.

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Juvenile, 13, criminal damaging at 3130 Jessup Road, April 13. Bouang Sitthideth, 32, 5850 Childs Ave., violation of protection order at 5850 Childs Ave., April 13. Michael P. Lusenhop, 19, 4554 Ebenezer Road, theft at Sheed Road and Harrison Avenue, April 13. Cynthia R. Kelly, 31, 2283 Fairgreen, failure to confine dog at 2283 Fairgreen, April 14. Juvenile, 16, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, April 14. Juvenile, 12, disorderly conduct at 5400 Edalbert Drive, April 14. Sabrina L. Brown, 33, 3832 Ruebel Place, theft warrant at 6303 Harrison Ave., April 15. Tamela M. Riebel, 52, 2911 Jonrose Ave. No. 6, theft at 5975 Colerain Ave., April 15. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 5820 Lawrence Road, April 15. Chad M. Streder, 18, 2912 Welge Lane, drug abuse at 3200 Ebenezer Road, April 13. Juvenile, 15, underage tobacco at 6111 Kingoak Drive, April 13. Juvenile, 16, drug possession at 3200 Ebenezer Road, April 13. Darrell L. Martz, 53, 3184 Greenway Ave., disorderly conduct at 3184 Greenway, April 15. Dante Nelson, 27, 2477 Blue Lark Drive, domestic violence at 2825 Blue Rock Road, April 16. Ryan T. Kruse, 21, 6845 Jennifer Lynn Drive, drug possession at 3426 Mirror Lane, April 18. Juvenile, 17, possession of marijuana at 3426 Mirror Lane, April 18. Juvenile, 15, theft and falsification at 5071 Glencrossing Way, April 19. Juvenile, 17, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, April 19. Juvenile, 14, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, April 19. Juvenile, 16, possession of drugs, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 4237 School Section Road, April 19. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs and possession of marijuana at 4237 School Section Road, April 19. Amy L. McIntosh, 35, 6017 Bearcat Drive, domestic violence at 6017 Bearcat Drive, April 19. Pamela Mason, 22, 10906 Shaker Point Way, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., April 19. Carmen C. Nixon, 32, 2477 Albermont Court, forgery at 6165 Glenway Ave., April 20. Juvenile, 17, alcohol offenses involving minors at 2311 Townhill Drive, April 20. Christopher E. Mushrush, 31, 6353 Melissaview Court, possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia at 6353 Melissaview Court, April 20. Juvenile, 17, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., April 21. Victor S. Taylor, 50, 2844 Queen City Ave. No. 2, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, April 21. Marcus Hicks, 27, 3326 Glenmore Ave. No. 1002, failure to comply and operating vehicle under the influence at 2710 Queen City Ave., April 22. Lewis Ireland, 45, 6720 Hillside Ave., drug possession and open container at Colerain Avenue & Blue Rock Road, April 22. Dennis Brown, 33, 3438 Hillside Ave., drug possession at 5813 Colerain Ave., April 22. Grant Galley, 19, 9 W. Lakeside Ave., misuse of credit card at 1000 Sycamore St., April 27. Emily N. Lalosh, 18, 5978 Childs Ave., criminal trespass at 6383 Glenway Ave., April 23. Joseph L. Phillips, 23, 820 Suire Ave., drug possession at 5275 Cleves Warsaw, April 24.

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), 6612917 (evenings). • Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 2638300. • 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. Gary Bevins, 27, 670 Sicily Road, possession of marijuana at 5669 Sheed Road, April 24. James Redmon, 27, 3523 Woodbine Ave., disorderly conduct at 5874 Cheviot Road, April 25. Justin A.J. Watkins, 21, 9438 Haddington Court, disorderly conduct at 5872 Cheviot Road, April 25. Cassie M. Gorbold, 33, 6923 Harrison Ave., theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., April 25. Jessica A. Green, 31, 5574 Sunnywoods Lane, theft at 5574 Sunnywoods Lane, April 25. Lola Akers, 27, 2102 Queen City Ave. No. 308, deception to obtain a dangerous drug at 5508 Bridgetown Road, April 25. Timothy S. Kidd, 21, 671 Ridgeview Drive, criminal damaging at 2985 Blue Rock Road, April 26. Shane Voll, 23, 5393 Whitmore, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at Werk Road & Westbourne, April 26. Darryl W. Brown Jr., 22, 5407 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 9, criminal damaging at 5407 Lee’s Crossing Drive, April 26. Juvenile, 16, assault at 6375 Harrison Ave., April 27. Juvenile, 17, drug abuse at 3200 Ebenezer Road, April 27. Fransisco Damien, 32, 922 S. Ninth

St., drug possession at 6518 Glenway Ave., April 28. John A. Koo, 20, 5697 Cheviot Road No. 3, disorderly conduct at 6510 Glenway Ave., April 28.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery

Suspect claiming to be armed with a gun robbed Guardian Savings Bank of money at 5511 Harrison Ave., Apr. 26.


Two windows broken on vehicle at 3324 Moonridge Drive, April 20. Oil poured on driveway at 6076 Gaines Road, April 20. Eight windows broken on business at 5285 Crookshank Road, Apr. 21. Vehicle driven through yard at 6942 Bluebird Drive, Apr. 21. Two windows and a tail light broken on vehicle at 6430 Glenway Ave., Apr. 21. Paint scratched on vehicle’s hood

Suspect punched victim in face at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Apr. 27.

and trunk at 6854 Taylor Road, Apr. 23. Paint poured on retaining wall behind home at 6869 Sally Court, Apr. 28.

Criminal mischief

Profanity written on vehicle with unknown substance at 5425 Phillorett Drive, Apr. 21. Eggs thrown on vehicle at 6455 Greenoak Drive, Apr. 24.

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Breaking and entering

One hundred cartons of cigarettes stolen from BP Oil at 5233 North Bend Road, April 14. Two quad runners stolen from home’s shed at 4554 Ebenezer Road, April 19. Lock damaged on door to Guardian Savings Bank during break in attempt at 5511 Harrison Ave., Apr. 23. Two paint sprayers stolen from building under construction at 5968 Bridgetown Road, Apr. 25. Copper piping, washer, dryer and refrigerator stolen from home at 6460 Werk Road, Apr. 28.


Vehicle parked inside home’s garage was entered, but nothing found missing at 4383 Airymont Court, April 15. Assorted clothing items, five pairs of shoes, video camera, 10 DVDs and food stolen from home at 5405 Fayridge Court, April 16. Assorted jewelry, video game system, handbag, two digital cameras and a laptop computer stolen from home at 3683 Moonridge Drive, April 21. Two door windows broken and electric cords cut on microwave, refrigerator and toaster oven at 4046 Boomer Road, Apr. 25.

Criminal damaging

Paint scratched with a key, tail light cracked and ketchup poured all over vehicle at Balsamridge and Basswood Lane, April 13. Glass block windows on home damaged when shot with BB gun at 3806 Ebenezer Road, April 14. Graffiti spray-painted on side of Western Rollerama at 5166 Crookshank Road, April 18. Interior of vehicle damaged at 6212 Cheviot Road, April 19. Outside mirror broken on vehicle at 6553 Hearne Road, April 19. Rear window broken on construction vehicle at 5311 Robert Ave., April 20.

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From B9 Domestic dispute

Argument between parent and child at Russell Heights Drive, April 14. Argument between parent and child at Cheviot Road, April 16. Argument between man and woman at Harrison Avenue, April 18. Argument between parent and child at Sidney Road, April 18. Argument between live-in partners at Cheviot Road, April 19. Argument between spouses at Jessica’s Oak Court, Apr. 21. Argument between parent and child at Race Road, Apr. 27.

Domestic violence

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Property damage

Vehicle driven into yard at 3591 Rackacres Drive, Apr. 24. Arrow shot through home’s window at 6422 Werk Road, Apr. 27.


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