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It’s an all Italian festival At Harvest Home this weekend By Kurt Backscheider

Joe Mastruserio said he loves throwing a big party. The Westwood resident and St. Catharine of Siena parishioner is one of the organizers of the parish’s CincItalia, the Cincinnati Italian Festival. “The satisfaction of helping the parish is a wonderful thing,” he said. St. Catharine will present its third annual Italian festival 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 18; 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 19; and 1-9 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Harvest Home Park in Cheviot. Friday’s “Carnevale” festivities are open to adults only, ages 19 and older. “We started CincItalia as an enhancement to the St. Catharine parish festival,” Mastruserio said. “We thought we needed to do something to attract a broader audience.”

From left, Oak Hills High School freshmen Austin Pfenninger, Ella Rivera and Rylan Hixson rehearse a scene from their upcoming production of “The Pirates of Penzance.” Each spring the drama department presents a freshmen musical, and the drama students in the senior class serve as mentors to the freshmen performers. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Seniors helping with staging ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ By Kurt Backscheider


Freshmen take the stage to present “The Pirates of Penzance” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, at the high school, 3200 Ebenezer Road. They also have a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Reserved seat tickets are $7 each. Tickets are available at the door prior to each show, or by calling 467-7141.

Oak Hills High School senior Tim Schrenk said it’s fun to watch the freshmen theater students grow and learn. The Green Township teen was once in the same shoes as this year’s class of freshmen, so he’s showing them the theater ropes the way upperclassmen once did for him. Schrenk is one of about a dozen seniors who are helping Oak Hills music teacher June Hill direct this year’s freshmen musical, “The Pirates of Penzance.” “The seniors play the roles of student directors and stage managers,” he said. “We make it possible for Mrs. Hill to be in two places at once.” The seniors also draw on their experiences from their four years in the drama department to advise and mentor the freshmen, he said.

“I love the fact that I can see how they grow over time,” he said. “I’ll be back to watch them over the next few years, and I’ll definitely be back when they are seniors.” Senior Hailey Detore, a Delhi Township resident, said she’s been looking forward to her senior year and helping with the freshmen musical since she was a freshman. “You feel like a mother in some way,” she said. “You’re helping all these little babies.” Detore is involved in the drama department’s technical

crew, and she said the seniors also help the freshmen with their hair and makeup, help them with their lines and help design the set. Ella Rivera, a freshman from Delhi Township who has one of the leading roles in the show, said it’s been great to work with the seniors. “It’s really fun. They teach you what to do and what not to do,” she said. “A lot of them are really good friends to us, so it’s not intimidating.” Freshman Austin Pfenninger, a Green Township resident who plays the pirate king, said



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this is the first time he’s had a speaking role in a school performance. “I really like to act, and I had no idea I could sing,” he said. “When I came to high school I thought I would be in the band, but this is so much fun.” Rivera said all the freshmen who are involved in theater are close-knit. “It’s a great group of people,” she said. “I can’t wait to do shows with them for the next three years.” She and Pfenninger said the show is a funny musical with entertaining songs. “We hope people come see the show,” Rivera said. Hill said the freshmen have jumped wholeheartedly into the theater experience and it’s reflected in their performances. “The freshmen are extremely talented and very excited about the show,” she said.

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Sponsored by the Elder High School Alumni with support of the St. Lawrence Deanery, the rally is a special event to honor Mary. The Rev. Thomas Bolte, pastor of St. Teresa of Avila, will be the celebrant. The hour-long celebration will be highlighted by Marian music, recitation of the rosary and benediction. Participants will include priests and deacons from parishes across Greater Cincinnati, recent first communicants, Boy Scouts, Knights of Columbus, Blue Army, Legion of Mary and area faithful. All members of parish or school choirs are invited to take part by sitting in the designated choir area the day of the event. Free parking and handicapped access is available. Inclement weather will move the event into the fieldhouse.

Pet festival

Covedale Dog Fest will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Covedale Gardens, corner of Covedale and Ralph avenues. The fest will feature Cincinnati Police District 3 canine unit, Glenway Pet Hospital, Puppy Camp, Fourgotten Paws, Pet Smart, Alice's Dog School, Jenny’s Grooming, Covedale Pet Hospital, Doggie Day Care, face painting and more All Dogs must be

on a leash. For more information, call Mary Hahn 471-1536

Shoulder talk

Orthopaedic Dr. Robert R. Rolf presents “Shoulder pain: Know your options before you schedule surgery” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, 6480 Harrison Ave. It is open to the public, free and there will be light refreshments. Call 3547638 for reservations.

Family day

PNC Bank will host another Delhi Family Fun Event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Delfair Shopping Center, 5203 Delhi Pike. There will be games, prizes, music, moon bounce, and free food and refreshments compliments of PNC and local Delhi small businesses. The Delhi fire and police departments will also be on site to give tours of their vehicles, and there will be a sidewalk sale in the shopping center.

Art on display

Elder High School will host its annual Elder Art Show from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the high school, 3900 Vincent Ave. This year’s show features more than 1,000 works of art, including roll-

ing sculptures and large bonanza pieces to showcase the talents of the students in the art department. Call the school at 9213744 for more information.

Honor ride

The Cheviot Fraternal Order of Eagles, Eagle Riders, 3807 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot, will host its second motorcycle benefit ride at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16. 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. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Cheviot municipal parking lot. Preregistration available at http:// Described as a scramble, the ride starts at noon with groups departing in 15 minute intervals. Rules of the road apply. The ride covers about 100 miles, with stops scheduled at the Lebanon, Hamilton West and Mount Healthy FOEs and Keller’s Cafe, then returns to the Cheviot FOE, where dinner will be served. Cost: $15 per rider, $25 per couple which includes a ride patch and dinner. Chances at raffles prizes will be sold. Entertainment by Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Projectand Power Pigs For further information contact Irene Viltrakis at, or phone 513-661-1121; Rome J Viltrakis II at or 513324-6309; or Sam Keller 513-481-023

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The Elder High School Color Guard is recruiting new members. Students interested in joining the color guard can attend the group’s summer clinic from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in Elder’s wrestling gym. Those who attend are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and be prepared for fun and pizza. Junior color guard signups are 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 5, in Elder’s band room. The junior color guard is for boys and girls in fifththrough eighth-grade, and no tryouts or experience is necessary. Varsity color guard signups are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, in Elder’s band room. The varsity color guard is for high school stu-

dents who will attend Elder, Seton or Mercy, and no tryouts or experience is necessary.

Photo winners

Westwood Works will host a reception and viewing of all the My Westwood Photo Contest entries at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave. Stop by to cast your vote for your favorite image and find out the judges’ picks for first and second place. The reception and voting begins at 1 p.m., the awards presentation starts at 3 p.m. and the exhibit closes at 4 p.m. The photographs will also be on display the following day, Sunday, May 20, at the CincItalia festival at Harvest Home Park.

Chorus concert

The Southern Gateway chorus will present its 56th Annual Musical Extravaganza, “A Who-Dey Harmony History,” at two shows at McAuley High School. The shows begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. Both shows will be at McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave. In addition to the chorus, 2011 International Quartet Champions Old School, and Forefront, last year’s sixth place medalist quartet, will also perform. Tickets are $15, $20 and $25; children under 16 are $5. Senior discounts are available. Get tickets online at www.southerngateway.or g; call 877-474-2463, or through any chorus member.

Civil War commemoration

In honor of the 150th anniversary of their Sisters’ participation in the Civil War, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati invite the public to a Memorial Day Civil War commemoration recognizing the nuns who served on the battlefields. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, in the Sisters of Charity cemetery, and will include prayer, music by the Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers, and recognition of the 35plus Sisters who served and are buried on the Mount St. Joseph grounds. The event will take place regardless of weather conditions. For additional information, contact S. Judith Metz at 513-347-5467 or

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Teresa Connolly and her family want to make sure the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation continues making positive strides in the treatment of cystic fibrosis. The Delhi Township mother’s twin sons, Keith and Kyle, have cystic fibrosis, and for 27 years they’ve been overcoming obstacles from a disease that causes problems in the lungs due to mucus in the body becoming thick and sticky. Connolly and her husband, Bo, have seen treatments for the disease come a long way since their sons were babies, so they’ve stepped up to help organize the inaugural Westside Great Strides Walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The roughly 3-mile walk begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Delhi. “The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has made amazing advancements,” Mrs. Connolly said. “We’re reaching out to people on the West Side who know families or have connections to people who have cystic fibrosis. We’re asking them to give back and help us support this wonderful foundation.” Alison Bethel, executive director of the foundation’s Greater Cincinnati chapter, said each year the organization looks to launch a Great Strides Walk, which is the foundation’s largest fundraiser, in a new community. They chose the West Side this year because it has a high population of

cystic fibrosis patients and many strong families who can provide the leadership it takes to put on the event, she said. Covedale resident John Wimmers and his wife, Hollie, are among those families helping organize the walk. Mr. Wimmers said their 5-year-old son, Jackson, has cystic fibrosis. He takes medications and enzymes three times a day and receives breathing

treatments throughout the day to clear the mucus from his lungs. “Let’s get this money for this research,” Mr. Wimmers said. “Maybe someday he’ll only have to take one enzyme a day.” Keith Connolly knows all too well what life is like for Jackson Wimmers. Keith said he takes about 30 pills a day, including enzymes, medicine for blood pressure and thyroid, and insulin for diabe-

tes. And two or three times each day he puts on an oscillation vest for about 45 minutes to clear mucus from his lungs, he said. The advancement in treatments for the disease allow him to exercise six days a week by running and lifting weights, he said. Keith said he and his brother, who also take part in the Great Strides Walk each year downtown, are looking forward to joining other West Side families in raising money for the foundation at the Westside Great Strides Walk.

Several West Side families are organizing the inaugural Westside Great Strides Walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Those helping with the effort are, from left, Bo Connolly, Keith Connolly, Kim Seal, Teresa Connolly and John Wimmers. Keith and his twin brother, Kyle, both have cystic fibrosis. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Miami Heights resident Kim Seal, a longtime friend of the Connolly family, said she didn’t think twice about assisting with the walk. “Knowing what Keith and Kyle go through everyday, it’s the least I can do to help,” she said. Bethel said 97 percent of the money the foundation receives from donations and fundraisers goes directly to supporting research for new medicines and therapies for cystic fibrosis patients. Through the foundation’s efforts, she said the life expectancy of a child with cystic fi-

brosis has doubled in the last 30 years and research to find a cure is more promising than ever. “Three-fourths of our funding comes from Great Strides walks, which is why these walks are so important,” she said. The West Side walk aims to raise $35,000, and she said more than 200 people have already signed up to participate. She said those interested in walking or donating can email her at

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Converting the traditional parish festival into an Italian cultural festival has been a success for St. Catharine, so the parish has once again teamed up with several Italian societies to sponsor the three-day event. “It’s been a great move for us,” Mastruserio said. “Last year we had the best Friday we’ve ever had, and Saturday was still a good night despite some rain.” Restaurants like Gabby’s Cafe, Dolce Vita Cafe and LaRosa’s will offer Italian cuisine, as will members of the Sons of Italy in America, the United Italian Society and La Societa Fuscaldese Femminile. Italian chefs will perform cooking demonstra-

Three West Side parishes hosting fests this weekend

feature added this year is a comedy show, Mastruserio said. Comic Steve Caminiti, who was once voted Funniest Man in Cincinnati and Funniest PErson in Ohio, will perform his “Goombas and Goodfellas” show on Saturday night. On Sunday, members of the San Antonio Italian Church will join St. Catharine parishioners for a traditional Marian procession and blessing. “We try to celebrate all the good things of Italy, as well as the heritage of the Italian immigrants who came here and started their own traditions,” Mastruserio said. “It’s a great time, and it’s the opening of the festival season.” For more information about the festival, and a complete listing of the schedule of events, visit

Plenty of choices to get festival season off to good start By Kurt Backscheider

The West Side is festival central this weekend. Three Catholic parishes are hosting their annual festivals Friday, May 1,8 through Sunday, May 20. St. Catharine of Siena in Westwood has its CincItalia festival at Harvest Home Park, and St. Aloysius Gonzaga in Bridgetown and Our Lady of Victory in Delhi Township will each host their parish festivals on their church grounds. While it seems three events on the same weekend, on the same side of town, might harm festival attendance numbers by splitting up the crowds, organizers of the events aren’t overly concerned. “There’s enough to go around,” said Dave Bauer, a Bridgetown resident who helps organize the St. Al’s festival. “I don’t see us hurting each other.” He said St. Catharine’s Italian festival draws a different type of crowd than the traditional parish festival at St. Al’s.


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“Their Friday night is a great night because it’s adults only,” Bauer said. Joe Mastruserio, who co-chairs the CincItalia festival, said St. Catharine and St. Al’s will have their festivals on the same weekend this year, as well as the next two years, because of the way weekends fall on the May calendar. St. Catharine usually has its festival the first weekend following Mother’s Day, and St. Al’s and Victory try for the weekend before Memorial Day. Since there is only one weekend in between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day this year and in 2013 and 2014, Mastruserio said the festivals will fall on the same weekend. Mastruserio echoed Bauer’s assessment that the festivals are different in nature and draw separate crowds. He said St. Al’s will likely see a lot of families attend their Friday night session because CincItalia is open to adults only on Friday night. “It’s not a contest to see who can do better,” Mastruserio said. Bauer said Victory’s festival in Delhi should have little impact on St. Al’s and St. Catharine, and vice versa. “We’re far enough away from each other,” he

said. “We’ll hold our own with the Bridgetown crowd and they’ll hold their own with the Delhi crowd.” One common thread all the organizers share is that they’ll be praying for good weather, he said. Linda Heidi, secretary to the chancellor at the Cincinnati Archdiocese, said the archdiocese is not involved in the scheduling of parish festivals. She said parishes set their own festival dates. The only festival guidelines the archdiocese has in place are for items like gambling, beer and rides, she said. CincItalia runs 6 p.m. to midnight, Friday May 18; 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 19; and 1-9 p.m. Sunday May 20. St. Aloysius Gonzaga’s festival, which features live music by the Rusty Griswolds and the Menus, runs 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 18; 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 19; and 3-10 p.m. May 20. Our Lady of Victory presents its festival, featuring live music every night and a chicken dinner on Sunday, from 6-11 p.m. May 18; 5-11 p.m. May 19; and 3-10 p.m. May 20. Victory also has a poker tournament that starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17.

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Westwood pharmacist drug of choice – laughs By Kurt Backscheider

Nicholas Hoesl believes laughter is the best medicine, so he’s helping people get their doses. The Westwood resident recently published his third humor book, “Laughter: The Drug of Choice.” Hoesl, 79, a lifelong West Sider who makes his living as a pharmacist, has also authored “The First Humorously Medical Dictionary” and “Jest Desserts of Cincinnati’s 50 Plus.” His newest work is a collection of funny quotes, quips, poems and musings he’s acquired throughout his career in the medical

field. “I’ve been saving material ever since I graduated from college,” said Hoesl, who Hoesl graduated from University of Cincinnati’s pharmacy college. “Whenever I would hear funny stories or one-liners from patients or other pharmacists or doctors, I would scribble them down. “I thought, ‘Gee, I have enough for a book.’” A jack of all trades, Hoesl has led a diverse life and brings his sense of humor to every task at hand. An Army veteran who

served in the Korean War, Hoesl has also been a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan, a singer in the Southern Gateway Chorus, a longtime member of the West Hills Toastmasters Club and a certified chimney sweep. “I was probably the only pharmacist/chimney sweep in the country,” he joked. He’s also earned a broadcasting degree and served on WCET’s speaker’s bureau, presented seminars on global volunteering at UC’s Institute of Learning in Retirement and ran several marathons and races dressed in outlandish costumes – most notably as a pig in Cincin-

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Dennis Dinkelacker said it feels great to be back on Cheviot City Council. The veteran Cheviot politician returned to council May 1 as the Ward 2 representative. Council members unanimously voted to appoint Dinkelacker as the replacement for Matthew McGowan, who resigned in April. Cheviot Law Director Mark Waters said McGowan resigned because he is moving out of Cheviot. Waters said McGowan is getting married and will live in the Fairfield area with his wife. “In this instance, by statute, the vacancy is to be filled by the majority vote of the remaining council members,” Waters said. Dinkelacker, a professional land surveyor, served12 years on council – eight as the Ward 2 representative and four as an atlarge councilman. He lost his bid for re-election to his at-large seat last November, when newcomers Jeffrey Baker and Amy Richter were elected as at-large members along with longtime at-large Councilwoman Kathleen Zech. “It was disappointing losing the election,” Dinkelacker said. “But the people spoke.” When McGowan resigned and the opportunity to return to his old seat as Ward 2 representative arose, Dinkelacker said he quickly agreed to come back to council. “I was very happy to do

have on the body, Hoesl said he’s proud his book is available in several hospital gift shops. “Laughter: The Drug of Choice” can be found on shelves at The Christ Hospital, Bethesda North Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic, he said. His book is also sold at Joseph-Beth Booksellers and online at “A lot of people don’t laugh anymore,” Hoesl said. “People should laugh more, and I feel I’m an instrument to help them.”

conferences have found their way into his latest book. He said humor and health are interconnected, and although humor is not a cure for disease, laughter has been proven to reduce stress, perk up the immune system, relax muscles, clear the respiratory tract, increase circulation and ease perceived pain. As he writes in his book, “Laughter is like a human body wagging its tail.” Because of the positive effects humor and laughter

nati’s Heart Mini-Marathon. “I have fun with all of this,” he said. When he learned about an organization called the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, a nonprofit group comprised of an international community of humor and laughter professionals and enthusiasts, he joined as soon as he could. Hoesl said some of what he’s learned from the professionals he has met at the association’s events and

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Fifth grade First honors: Ben Dudley, Alyssa Feldkamp, Lucy Knight, Jarod Timmers and Nina Williams. Second honors: Catherine Brogan, Catherine Dattilo, Lindsey Federmann, Maddie Flickinger, Caroline Glenn, Camryn Gramke, Erika Hauser, Jade McCane and Alexa Ramstetter.

Sixth grade Jutta Hoewel, English and German teacher from Munich, Germany, visits Jennifer Murphy and her second-grade class at C.O. Harrison. THANKS TO EMILY BUCKLEY.

Teacher selected for program Second-grade teacher at C.O. Harrison Jennifer Murphy has been selected to participate in the Cincinnati/Munich teacher exchange program through Hamilton County Educational Service Center (HCESC) June 10-23. “I am very happy to have been chosen to participate in this amazing program. It has been wonderful to compare teaching experiences with colleagues who have such a unique perspective. Although there are many differences between the German and American educational systems, there are even more similarities,” said Murphy. Six Cincinnati teachers were selected from a variety of school districts and positions from elementary and middle school teachers, school counselors, and ESL teachers, to intervention specialists. On April 2, Jutta Hoewel, English and German teacher from Munch, Germany, visited Murphy’s class. She shared general information about her school and the country and answered student questions. The most popular requests were asking Hoewel how to pronounce an English word in German. Students asked about words such as birthday, gingerbread, mountain, classmate, mystery, clock, zebra, relationships, and thunder. They also questioned

First honors: Sophie Barsan, Beth Lindenschmidt, Emily Schmitz, Morgan Weast and Gabby Zaccaria. Second honors: Evan Bold, Jadon

Hoewel on the kinds of sports played in Germany, the weather and climate, the food, and the tallest buildings in Munich. The Cincinnati and German teachers will participate in a variety of experiences while in Cincinnati, some of which are strictly educational: visits in the classrooms and schools of the Cincinnati host teachers, touring Fairview German Language School, and a special luncheon at the College of Mount Saint Jo-

seph. Other experiences are scheduled to give a culture experience of Cincinnati: a Cincinnati Reds game, downtown Cincinnati walking tour, and visits to the Union Terminal's Museum Center, The Freedom Center, and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. For more information about Cincinnati’s connections with Munich, our sister city, visit:

Seventh grade First honors: C.J. Eichelberger, Natalie Lambers, Stephanie Lohbeck and Duncan Rackers. Second honors: Connor Bareswilt, Hunter Brockmann, Brianna Brumfield, David Dattilo and Tony Timmers.

Eighth grade First honors: Sam Barsan, Allison Bihl, Anthony Boeing, Rosie Knight, Madison Morgan, Michael Nicolaci, Maureen O’Brien and Samantha Scholl. Second honors: Leonard Belew, Amanda Bishop, Madison Briggs, Terese Dattilo, Katherine Drinkuth, Emily Glatt, Abbie Hahn, Morgan Haas, Peter Humphries, Hannah Iori, Margaret Kuertz, Carly Luken, Antonio Ortiz, Gabrielle Reiff, Kayla Strunk and Joe Weiner.

SCHOOL NOTES McAuley High School

Second graders in Jennier Murphy's class at C.O. Harrison school look over photographs brought by Jutta Hoewel, an English and German teacher from Munch, Germany. THANKS TO EMILY BUCKLEY.

Burch, Maura Goins, Quinn James, Alyssa Jewell, Olivia Ryan, Nate Schatzman, Alexia Scholl, Matt Schramm-Hesse and Kara Siemer.

The vocal ensemble recently sang at Cincinnati City Hall during a formal welcoming of the World Choir Games committee by city council. ■ The vocal ensemble recently was asked to appear in a video that will promote Cincinnati as “The City That Sings.” Entertainer Bootsy Collins joined the students in the video. ■ Grand raffle tickets for the annual charity auction, McAuction 2012: An Affair to Remember on the Mississippi, are now on sale. The winner will choose between the $10,000 prize, or $10,000 applied toward McAuley tuition through the 2013-2014 school year. Only 1,000 tickets are available for sale. The grand prize drawing will take place at the end of the live auction April 28, but the winner need not be present. Proceeds from the grand raffle and McAuction benefit McAuley campus improvements and student financial assistance. To purchase raffle tickets, contact Gail Kelly at 681-1800, ext. 1117, or Tickets also can be purchased online at ■ Six McAuley employees recently were honored at the annual Cincinnati Catholic Schools Banquet at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. The banquet celebrates the dedication and talents of Catholic school employees. Recognition was given to those

celebrating milestone years. Honored for one year of service was Marie Knecht, McAuley Admissions Director.Five professionals were recognized for 25 years of service: Barb Basler, data processing coordinator; Carolyn Dierkers, accounts receivable/tuition/ athletic director’s administrative assistant; Cheryl Sucher, past McAuley principal and current McAuley president; Shawn Young, social studies teacher; and Jane Kramig, art teacher.

St. Jude School

Eighth-grader Joe Kraft qualified for the 2012 Ohio National Geographic Bee. Kraft won the school geography bee, then took a qualifying test that was submitted to the National Geographic Society. Only students with the top 100 scores per state are chosen to compete in the state bees. The winner of the state bee will represent Ohio in the national finals in Washington, D.C.

Summit Country Day School

A total of 41 eighth-grade students recently were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. Jacob Barnes of Green Township was one of the inductees from the Class of 2016. The National Junior Honor Society is an academic honorary for middle school students which recognizes and promotes scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. Dailey has earned a spot in the state level contest.

ELDER HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

Freshmen First honors: Kyle Ackerman, Thomas Becker, Benjamin Bischof, Nicholas Botuchis, Richard Breidenstein, Brian Caminiti, Gregory Cappel, Robert Conda, Evan Deller, Christopher Deters, James Dowd, Nicholas Duke, Nicholas Ellerhorst, Frank Ellert, Evan Erpenbeck, David Eubanks, Andrew Fieler, Jacob Frey, Nicholas Gibbs, Julian Gregory, Maxwell Hammersmith, Joseph Haverkos, Christopher Henry, Jacob Hoffbauer, Kyle Hoffman, Ryan Huesman, Eric Huff, Jacob Humphrey, Michael Huschart, Logan Hutzel, John Igel, Thomas Imhoff, Jordan Jacob, Adam James, Benjamin James, Riley James, Luke Jett, Joseph Keilholz, Andrew Klenk, Brady Kraemer, Harry Laiveling, Benjamin Lee, Benjamin Luebbe, Avery Madden, Christian Marlman, Mark Meier, Benjamin Merk, David Meyer, Mitchell Moorhead, Craig Mullen, Bradley Murphy, Alexander Myers, Spencer Niehaus, Michael O’Brien, Christopher Ochs, Kyle Orloff, Matthew Peters, Noah Peterson, Nicholas Rackers, Joshua Rhoads, Anthony Robb, James Robb, Michael Rogers, Nicholas Rolfes, Thomas Ruwan, Nicholas Schinkal, Mitchell Schoener, Collin Schwiers, Ryan Schwiers, Kevin Siemer, Jonathon Smith, Zachary Smith, Ian Sonntag, Kevin Spurlock, David Stamper, David Stein, Ryan Stewart, Thomas Sullivan, Andrew Taylor, Michael Tenbrink, Michael Trotta, Adam Vale,

Alexandrew Walling, Nickolas Wells and Richard Witte. Second honors: Benjamin Bartholomew, Jason Bleh, Joshua Bonavita, Nicholas Bonfield, Jacob Bono, William Browning, William Brueggemeyer, Sebastian Cunningham, Ethan Duwell, Jacob Gerke, Adam Hughes, Austin Jaeger, Brenton Jansen, Dylan Janszen, Zachary Korte, Andrew Lammers, Ian Lindsey, Jordan Lindsey, Joseph Linneman, Nicholas Meade, Joseph Morand, Daniel Mueller, Matthew Olthaus, Brady Schultz, Shane Smith, Cole Tepe, Zachary Vorherr and Philip Wienkamp.

Sophomores First honors: Nicholas Antone, Anthony Bauer, Zachary Bauer, Brandon Bell, Kyle Berndsen, Brent Bethel, Jonathan Boiman, Thomas Brunner, Noah Burbrink, Joshua Byrne, Michael Caldwell, Austin Cipriani, Christopher Collins, Ross Combs, Jacob Conners, Sean Conway, Timothy Diener, Tyler Eckstein, Michael Eilerman, Lucas Feist, Eavan Feldman, Daniel Fishburn, Benjamin Flick, Gunnar Fox, Adam Gardner, Jason Geis, Bradley Gerhardt, Michael Griswold, Nicholas Harp, Christopher Henkel, Nathaniel Herdeman, Jacob Hoferer, Jack James, Holden Kelley, Brandon Kerley, Kyle Koppenhoefer, Timothy Kramer, Nicholas Kroger, Adam Laub, Matthew Listermann, Jacob Luebbe, Nicholas Marcheschi, Noah Mastruserio, David Miller, Michael Murphy, Matthew Murray, Matthew Nortmann, Ryan Ostertag, Nicholas Peters, Austin Porta, Andrew Price, Joseph Ratterman, Jonathan Reiter,

Kyle Rickett, Tyler Rickett, Michael Rohrkasse, Nicholas Roth, Dominic Scarlato, Timothy Schiller, Alec Schramm, Christopher Schroer, Nicholas Siegmundt, Christopher Smedley, Andrew Sportsman, Patrick Sullivan, Graham Swink, Austin Walsh, Austin Wessels and Jonathan Williams. Second honors: William Angel, Thomas Autenrieb, Michael Bailey, Andrew Berger, Brenden Burke, Kyle Buschle, William Coors, Lucas Deters, Zachary Deters, James Dirr, Patrick Doll, Collin Dugan, Joshua Enginger, Luke Groene, Brian Guck, David Harbin, Mitchell Harter, Benjamin Hayhow, Ian Kallmeyer, Brian Kelly, Matthew Kenkel, Carl Lengerich, Douglas Lutz, Benjamin Macaluso, Samuel Maciejewski, Kyle Marenco, Steven Maurer, Anthony Mazza, Matthew Medberry, Tyler Metzner, Matthew Meyer, Ryan Murray, Montana Ramsey, Craig Roberto, Francesco Sabato, Gian Salamone, Thomas Schulz, Alex Singler, Jacob Siry, Shane Smith, Kyle Stadtmiller, Christian Steege, Nicholas Taylor, Joseph Tedesco, Austin Timmers, Lance Wagner, Brandon West and Ryan Wilbur.

Juniors First honors: Stuart Adler, Clay Benjamin, Colt Benjamin, Nicholas Bley, Justin Brown, Jake Brunner, Robert Capannari, Michael Caroway, Anthony Comarata, Drew Conroy, Hayden Cook, Zachary Davis, Andrew Dresmann, Jacob Fields, Brian Fohl, Keith Gaskin, Joseph Giovanetti, Brent Gribbins, Adam Guck, Jeffrey Harpenau, Thomas Heil, Blake Hughey, Ian Jennings, Justin

Korte, Kevin Kurzhals, Kevin Laiveling, Nicholas Lanza, Kevin Leugers, Jacob Lindle, Adam Lipps, Caleb Lottman, Michael Luebbe, Joseph Maly, Nicholas Marsh, Joseph Martinelli, Scott Maurer, Paul Mazza, Justin McDonald, Andrew Meyer, Ryan Murphy, Tyler Nieberding, Samuel Otis, Marc Paustian, Joseph Pieper, Bon Pinzon, Thomas Reckers, Miguel Reyes-Martinez, Jeremy Rieskamp, Dylan Rolf, Eric Rolfes, Raymond Roll, Joseph Sansone, Gregory Schloemer, Kory Smith, Gunnar Smyth, Adam Sponaugle, Anthony Stacklin, Alexander Stautberg, Ian Sullivan, Henry Voellmecke, Michael Weil, Alexander Wendling and Jonathan Witte. Second honors: Peter Bengel, Michael Bertke, Alexander Cassiere, Chase Cook, Dane Deller, Kyle Federmann, Kyle Fortman, Ryan Gates, Bradley Griffith, Matthew Hensley, Andrew Hilvers, Benjamin Jaeger, Nicholas Jeannet, Benjamin Klayer, Alex Kloepfer, Simon Kwiatkowski, Steven Leesman, John Leonard, William Macke, Andrew Mannix, Dominic Marsala, Robert Mengler, Joshua Moore, Andrew Neiheisel, Andrew Oppenheimer, Jonah Paff, Ryan Parnell, Vincent Pfirrman, Joseph Ramstetter, Nicholas Ricke, Jacob Roell, Zakary Ryan, Tyler Schumann, Gregory Suer, Zachary Theders, Jason Van Dulman, Jeffrey Vollmer, Brennen Walsh, Zachary Willmes and Trent Younts.

Seniors First honors: Mark Adkins, Brandon Alverson, Ryan Antone, Nicholas Bailey,

Patrick Bailey, Michael Balzano, Kyle Bertke, Benjamin Brauch, Adam Bross, Jacob Clark, Eric Deuber, Casey Dine, Brit Doerflein, Cory Dulle, Elliot Duwell, Christopher Feldman, Daniel Geiser, Kevin Groll, Joshua Handorf, Jonathan Harrison, Kevin Helmers, Alexander Herdeman, Eric Heyd, William Imhoff, Christopher James, Vincent Kampel, Brian Kean, Cameron Kelley, Charles Kelly, Thomas Klusman, Justin Kohler, Joseph Koopman, Dillon Martini, Jack Martini, Thomas Mazza, Michael Meier, David Meyer, Brandon Michael, Jacob Moore, Kyle Murphy, Matthew Murphy, Brandon Neltner, Mitchell Nicholson, Alec Niehauser, Jeffrey Quatman, Justin Quatman, Zachary Reid, Alex Riestenberg, Luke Rinck, Stephen Robben, Benjamin Scheiner, Steven Schinkal, Matthew Schneider, Daniel Schwarz, Nolan Seithel, John Siegmundt, Gary Smith, Tyler Smith, Michael Svec, Nicholas Ulmer, Jeffrey Vorherr, Matthew Wehner, Eric Wessels, Mitchell Westerfield, Samuel Williams, Ryan Wood and Jeffrey Zimmerman. Second honors: Scott Abernathy, Mark Berter, Aaron Bill, Rhys Boatwright, Timothy Broxterman, Christopher Brueggemeyer, Franklin Brunsman, Ryan Buller, Charles Dean, James Eby, Tyler Hardtke, Joseph Kelley, Ken Kinnemeyer, Benjamin Kurzhals, Stephen Lange, Mitchell Marnell, Andrew May, Scott Miliano, Jacob Morgan, Ryan Morman, Michael Osie, Jacob Schoster, Connor Schweinfurth, Christopher Shad and Christopher Walters.



New scout troop formed on the West Side By Kurt Backscheider

The West Side has a new Boy Scout Troop. The Oak Hills Kiwanis Club recently chartered Boy Scout Troop 44, which is comprised of 12 scouts who attend school in the Oak Hills Local School District. “It’s very exciting,” said Green Township resident and Troop 44 Scoutmaster Joe Wermes. The troop came together in April, and he said they’ve already had two great camping trips. He said their next outing later this month is horseback riding in Metamora, Ind. “We have a lot of activities scheduled,” Wermes said, noting his three sons are members of the troop. “We’re just trying to get

more kids involved in scouting.” Steve Schinkal, who is president of the Oak Hills Kiwanis Club, said the club was happy to sponsor a new Boy Scout troop for boys on this side of town. “The Kiwanis as an organization has always been involved in scouting on a national and state level, but this is the first time our club has chartered a new troop,” he said. “We look forward to continued association with them and all the good things to come. “We’re planning to work together with them to help them do some fundraising and allow them to have a good scouting experience that benefits the community as well.” Wermes said he appreciates the Kiwanis Club’s

Boy Scout Troop 44 was recently formed on the West Side, chartered by the Oak Hills Kiwanis Club. Members of the troop include, back row from left, are Scoutmaster Joe Wermes and Trey Wermes; middle row, Justin Wermes, Ryan Leonard, Zack McRae, Ricky Brown and Connor Taylor; and front row, Ben Murray, Ronnie Wermes, Cameron Smith, Adam French and Patrick Walker. Troop member Casey Cundiff is not pictured. THANKS TO JOE WERMES

generosity in stepping forward to charter the troop. “Everyone involved

realized it would be a good fit,” he said. Troop 44 meets at 7 p.m.

on Tuesdays at Diamond Oaks career campus, 6375 Harrison Ave., Green

Township. Membership is open to any boy age 11 to 18, or any 10 1/2-year-old who have completed their Arrow of Light requirement in Cub Scouts, Wermes said. Troop members have the opportunity to be involved in monthly camp outs, attend the Boy Scout summer camp, take part in community service projects and experience hobbies, activities and skills to which they might not otherwise have exposure, he said. Scouting helps boys mature and is a great way for them to develop life skills and learn responsibility, he said. “It really is a great organization,” he said. Those interested in joining Troop 44 should contact Wermes at 382-8361.

Bowlers good in their books as on the lanes

Mercy seniors Brianna McCrea, left, and Marissa Sharbell, right, pose for a photo with Caitlin Glenn, Hannah Teal, Kaitlynn Gossett, Marie Dattilo and Sadie Briggs, first-grade students at St. Theresa, after a performance by Mercy's 2012 Senior Kids Tour. THANKS TO JENNY JACKSON.

Mercy drama students perform at grade schools Senior Kids Tour shares actors talents Each spring senior drama students at Mother of Mercy High School have the opportunity to share their talent with local grade schools. Mercy’s Senior Kids Tour presents a fun, interactive and educational show that is designed to bring an awesome theatrical experience to grade schools. This spring, the tour stopped at Our Lady of Visitation, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, St. Bernard Taylor Creek, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Jude and St. Teresa of Avila and performed for kindergarten through fifth grade. This year’s performance, “Mother Nature Takes Back the World,” was a 45-minute show written, produced and performed by senior drama students. Mother Nature and her crew were ready to create the perfect summer vacation when the Evil Cloud Cadets stole the Great Weather Book in an effort to make it rain all summer. It was a delightfully fun performance that had the audience eagerly waiting for Mother Nature and the Nature Nook employees to stop the Evil Cloud Cadets.

Not only did Mother of Mercy High School’s Bowling Team have a great 2011-2012 season on the lanes, they also excelled in the classroom. Mercy’s varsity team was ranked in the top three of the season with a final match play record of 23-2. The team won the GGCL, the Crossgate Sectionals and had two state qualifiers. The most important part of this winning team, though, was its members outstanding academic standings. The Ohio High School Bowling Coaches Association gives out an award to any junior or senior who maintains a 3.5 GPA. Mercy had three juniors and three seniors who went beyond that qualification. Senior Amber Volmer and teammate Sarah Schwab are Mercy’s valedictorian and salutatori-

an, respectively, for the class of 2012. Senior Amy Feie, who tied the record for the highest bowling average in school history with a 195, also received the award for holding a GPA higher than 3.5. In the junior class, Megan Mitchell, Gabby Discepoli and Anna Lynd carry GPAs above 3.5. “These young ladies are true examples of what it means to be a student athlete,” said Denise Harvey, athletic director. “We celebrate their athletic successes and more importantly acknowledge their strong work ethics in the classroom.” These students lead the way in academic achievement and have set a high standard for the bowling team with a Varsity record of 84-6 and a Junior Varsity record of 54-3.

Mercy bowlers who are good students are, front from left, seniors Amy Feie, Sarah Schwab and Amber Volmer; standing, juniors Megan Mitchell, Anna Lynd and Gabby Discepoli THANKS TO JENNY JACKSON. The Nature Nook Bookkeeper, played by Mercy senior Grace Jung, rallies the Nature Nook Employees as they plan to conquer the Evil Cloud Cadets in Mercy High School's performance of “Mother Nature Takes Back the World,” Mercy's 2012 Senior Kids Tour THANKS TO JENNY JACKSON.

Following each performance, the actors hold a question-and-answer session and allow the students a chance to meet with them and learn how the script is determined and how costumes and props are created. If you are interested in having the Mercy Senior Kids Tour visit your school next spring, to contact Mercy at 513-661-2740. Mercy also offers two different theater opportunities for grade school students interested in the area of musical theater and drama. Theatreworks is a one-week summer

camp offered to boys and girls ages 7-14 and spotlights two categories, Fun with Acting and Musical Theatre. There are age group divisions in each category and no previous experience is required. The 2012 camp will run July 23-July 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mercy’s Young Actors Academy (YAA) is a fourmonth after-school activity held in the fall for boys and girls in seventh and eighth grades. YAA is the program for junior high students with a team that builds an environment that

fosters creativity and teaches students to develop and explore their imaginations. The Fall 2012 Young Actors Academy will be every Tuesday afternoon beginning Sept. 18 and will conclude with performances with Mercy’s Sophomore Theatre Class on Jan. 3 and 4. For more details and registration forms for Theatreworks and Mercy’s Young Actors Academy visit or contact Lisa Bodollo, Mercy drama teacher, at 513-661-2740, ext. 421.


Rachel Blake, an integrated social studies education/ psychology major, has received a Second-Year Award from Miami University. Students were nominated by student affairs staff as well as faculty on each of the Miami campuses. Students were recognized for their outstanding contributions in the way of their commitment to academic research as well as assuming leadership positions in many student groups on campus. ■ Xavier University sophomore physics major Laura Kaiser has been named a Clare Boothe Luce Scholar. The program, supported by the Henry Luce Foundation,

was established because Luce sought “to encourage women to enter, study, graduate and teach” in science, mathematics and engineering.

Dean’s list Brian Sauer was named to the fall semester president’s list at Shawnee State University. The president’s list honors full-time students who earn a 4.0 grade-point average. ■ Abby Ballman, Matthew Murray and Kelly Schumacher were named to the fall semester dean’s list at Shawnee State University. Corey Pascua has graduated from Columbus State Community College.



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Rebuilding year for Elder tennis? Panthers end season with winning record

Elder sophomore Luke Groene has been a big part of the Panthers’ success this season. Ever since the move to the No. 2 doubles position with fellow sophomore Josh Patty, the duo has won seven of the final nine matches and been a deciding factor in multiple matches. THANKS

By Tom Skeen

PRICE HILL — It wasn’t long ago that Elder tennis coach Glenn Wauligman said this season was a rebuilding year for his Panthers. While they didn’t go undefeated or win the Greater Catholic League, they did finish the regular season 10-8 after starting 3-6. Their first six losses came against Covington Catholic and Highlands, the top two teams in Northern Kentucky, as well as St. Xavier, Moeller, Turpin and Seven Hills, who ended the season ranked in the top seven of The Cincinnati Enquirer Division I or II coaches’ polls. As the tide turned for the Panthers, four of their final seven wins came against teams ranked or who were ranked in The Enquirer Divi-


sion I poll at some point this season. They lost eight seniors to graduation last season and two previous junior varsity players to other sports. The only two varsity returners were senior Nathan Wal-

roth and sophomore Andrew Cole. “I think when I paired (senior) John Miller with Cole, that is when things turned around,” Wauligman said. “You pair one guy with some experience with a guy who was a varsity player last year and they

just gelled together.” The two finished the season 6-4 after spending just half the season paired together. Another key move for Wauligman was moving sophomores Luke Groene and Josh Patty from No. 1 doubles to No. 2. “They were playing decent, but it seemed like they were always losing in three sets,” he said. “When I moved them, things started clicking and they just gelled. They are friends and it just took a couple of games and they just excelled.” According to Wauligman, the two have been deciding factors in multiple matches and have won seven of their last nine matches since moving to the No. 2 doubles position. The rock for the team has been Walroth. He is the Panthers’ No. 1 singles player and boasts a 15-6 record this season. He heads into sectional play as the No. 2 seed in singles action in the Division I Cin-

cinnati bracket. “We can always count on him for a win,” Wauligman said. “He’s one of the captains with John Miller. He is a four-year starting varsity player and is going to Bellarmine next year. He’s a solid player, no doubt. He’s overpowering compared to most players and others aren’t used to that. He just pounds the ball.” Senior Brandon Alverson has been another guy who has contributed to the team’s surprising success this season. “He has accepted his role as a durable singles player giving it all it takes every match,” Wauligman said. “Which has created a positive attitude to all around.” Rounding out the singles players is junior Tony Faillace. “He has been playing solid singles as well,” Wauligman said. “The never-quit attitude from Tony and his teammates has paid off for a successful season for Elder tennis.”



By Tom Skeen

By Tom Skeen



» Oak Hills beat Little Miami May 9 in Division I sectional action behind senior Tyler Cox, who struck out eight in the victory. Senior Brandon Hemberger was 4-4 with a double and four RBI, while sophomore Ben Laumann went 3-4 with a triple and three RBI. The Highlanders’ season came to a close after a tough 4-3 loss in nine innings to Anderson May 10. Junior Jake Richmond was 2-4, but got shelved with the loss. The Highlanders finish the season 17-9. » Elder defeated Middletown 6-3 in Division I sectional action May 10. Senior David Haley was 2-3 with a double, triple, two runs scored and two RBI. Junior Mitchell Asman got the win on the mound to improve to 7-1 this season. The Panthers will play Loveland at 5 p.m., May 17, at La Salle. » On May 9, La Salle beat Fairfield 2-1. Connor Speed was 2-2, while Logan Miller and A.J. Petri combined for four hits. The Lancers season ended with an 8-3 loss to St. Xavier May 10. La Salle ended the season with a 12-11 mark.

» Oak Hills lost 5-2 to Mason May 4. Alec Steffen was 2-4. » Elder defeated Covington Catholic 4-1, May 5. Junior Joe Ramstetter was 2-3 with a double and a triple.


» Oak Hills beat Mercy 4-1, May 5. Senior Lauren Slatten struck out 10 in the win. Sycamore defeated Oak Hills 2-1, May 10 in a makeup regular season game from earlier this year. Slatten struck out 13.

Boys tennis

» In a battle of GCL rivals, Elder swept La Salle 5-0 and were swept 5-0 by St. Xavier May 5. » Elder beat Milford 4-1, May 7. Senior Nathan Walroth won 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles action. » Oak Hills placed ninth at the GMC tournament May 5. » Taylor lost 4-1 to New Richmond May 8. Timmy Rapking picked up the lone victory for the Yellow Jackets. The team finishes the season ranked No. 10 in the final Enquirer Divisions II-IV coaches’ poll.

Boys volleyball

» Elder defeated Badin in three sets May 8. The Panthers lost in three sets to Moeller May 10.


Oak Hills senior pitcher Lauren Slatten hurls one toward the plate during their 5-1 sectional tournament victory over Walnut Hills May 7. Slatten recorded her 300th career strikeout in the win. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



» The Gamble Montessori boys and girls track teams won the Ohio Valley Athletic League titles. Tiara Johnson was named girls’ 2012 Most Valuable Performer. » At the GCL championships May 11, Elder sophomore Joe Ratterman won the pole vault clearing 13’6”. » Oak Hills’ Kevin Konkoly won the 200- and the 400-meter dash events at the GMC championships May 11 at Mason. Bobby Dennis won the discus with a throw of 157’01”. » At the GGCL championships May 11, Seton finished second and won both the 4x100and 4x200-meter relays. » Mercy’s Erin Newell won the shot put, while Haley Baker won the discus at the GGCL championships May 11.

» Oak Hills beat Walnut Hills 5-1, May 7 in the Division I sectional opening round. Senior pitcher Lauren Slatten struck out 13 and picked up her 300th career strikeout in the win. The Lady Highlanders upset McAuley 2-1, May 9 to advance to the sectional final against Loveland May 14. Slatten struck out 10, while Sammy Sagers reached base three times and senior Nikke Streder added a triple. The sectional final game May 14 is after print deadline.


Oak Hills junior Paige Carter slides safely into second base after a stolen base in the fourth inning of the Highlanders 5-1 sectional tournament victory over Walnut Hills. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Oak Hills Softball Head Coach Jackie Cornelius-Bedel and her staff will conduct the Highlander Softball Summer Camp June 6 and 7 at Oak Hills . The clinic will be run by current and former college and professional players and coaches ensuring that each player receives the highest quality instruction available in the area. The clinic will focus on all areas of fastpitch. Defensive areas will focus on both infield and outfield skills. Special drills for pitchers and catchers will also be available. Grades two through six are 9-11:30 a.m.; grades 7-12 are 1-3:30 p.m .each day. For registration form see or phone 703-6109.



Sportsman of Year voting ends Friday, May 18




Swim lessons

Jordan Kellogg at Further questions can go to Melanie Laughman at Here are the students on your ballot:

Western Hills Press readers only have a few more days left to vote for the 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, which ends Friday, May 18. To place a vote, go to Find the red and blue Sportsman of the Year logo on the right-hand side (you may need to scroll down) and click on it for a list of newspaper ballots/links. If you do not already have a account needed to vote, you can create one the first time you vote. You may also log in using your Facebook account and link that Facebook account to your account. You may need to clear the cache on your computer for the voting process to go

smoothly for you the first time. Once logged in, you can vote every day up to 150 times until midnight May 18. Winners will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming Cincinnati Reds game, courtesy of the club, and a story in the June 20-21 issue. Twitter updates on voting trends can be found at #soy12 or by following @PressPrepsMel. Log-in issues can be directed to

instructors from Cincinnati West Soccer Club. The six-week program costs $35 and begins Wednesday, May 30, for the Wednesday session and Friday, June 1, for the Friday session. Times available are 5:30-6 p.m. or 6-6:30 p.m. A lollipop program is also available for ages 4 to 6. Lollipop is a team environment with no score-keeping. The six-week program, which runs either Wednesday or Friday evening and begins May 30 and June 1, costs $40 and includes a T-shirt. Call 451-4900, visit or e-mail Registration deadline is May 26.

Mercy HealthPlex will offer group swim lessons for ages 6 months to adult starting on June 2, 3 and Tuesday evening June 5. Private and semi-private lessons are also available by appointment. For registration or additional information, call Annie Macke at 389-5498 or e-mail

Sea Cubs


The Sea Cubs provide the transition from swim lessons to swim team. The focus will be on the four competitive strokes, starts, turns, conditioning and safe diving technique. With a small swimmer-to-coach ratio, this is the perfect way to prepare for swim team or just stay conditioned. This is a once-a-week training. For registration, call Annie Macke at 389-5498 or e-mail

Evan Koons, Taylor Austin Kron, Oak Hills Daniel Schwarz, Elder Daniel Trauth, Elder


Maggie Bischoff, Oak Hills Lindsey Dinkelacker, Mother of Mercy Anna Eggleston, Mother of Mercy Amy Feie, Mother of Mercy Emily Spraul, Oak Hills

Volleyball clinic

The Cincinnati Thunder Volleyball Club is offering a series of volleyball skill clinics at The College of Mt. St. Joseph June 3, 10, 24, and July 1. The clinics will cover passing, setting and serving, hitting and blocking, and defense and team play. The clinics will be led by College of Mount St. Joseph women’s head volleyball coach Jon Bennett with assistance

Soccer for little ones

Western Sports Mall has an indoor soccer program for ages 3 to 5 called Little Dribblers, an instructional program with


from the CTVC staff. Players entering grades five to 12 are welcome. Please see for registration forms. The club also offers a conditioning/strength/jump training program for the same ages, Monday and Wednesday evenings June 11- July 25. See the website for more information and registration forms. The Mike Wauligman Volleyball Camp for boys entering grades 9-12 will be on June 4 and 5 from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 921-6283.

Golf outing for hockey

The Elder High School hockey golf outing is Sunday, Aug. 19, at Aston Oaks Golf Club. Cost is $80 per player. Dinner is included and will follow play. Shot gun start is 2 p.m. Golf will be played in scramble format. Raffles and auction items will be available. Registration is going on now. Email

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What is the purpose of the annual Westfest? been a success in providing a community atmosphere combining food and music. But there is more to the success than Ray Kroner COMMUNITY PRESS this. The proGUEST COLUMNIST ceeds from Westfest are funneled back into our community. This year alone the CWCA donated over $33,200 back to the community. Included in this is $10,000 for computers for the Cheviot library, $2,500 for pool repairs for the Cheviot community swimming pool, $5,000 contribution to assist P&G with the renovation project at the Cheviot Memorial Fieldhouse. Also, $1,200 has been donated to our eight elementary school libraries, which was presented at the CWCA’s 48th annual Outstanding Young Citizen’s Banquet. Through the CWCA’s association with the Thomas J. Rebold

Foundation $14,000 has been donated to area grade and high schools fine art programs. All of these activities are part of building/keeping a strong community. Organization for Westfest started months ago. We take into consideration a variety of issues, including but not limited to: festival strategies and concerns, community safety, and the effect on surrounding businesses. The CWCA meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. the next two meetings (May 16 and June 20) will be held at the Cheviot Council Chambers – 3814 Harrison, second floor. We look forward to seeing you this year. So, come as a patron or sign up as a volunteer – either way you are making a positive contribution. Ray Kroner is president of the Cheviot Westwood Community Association.

This is one team that found playing time in Price Hill. THANKS TO PRICE HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Baseball plays on West Side I just attended the Price Hill Oldtimers annual banquet at The Farm. What a fabulous celebration of this aspect of our history. Honoring past and current athletes is a most noble undertaking. My first recollection of our national pastime was seeing full-bearded ballplayers from the House of David running the bases at Dempsey Park back in the early 1950s. I lived on Price Avenue at the time and passed by the park every day. Baseball has been played on the West Side for as long as we have have folks living west of the Mill Creek. My research with the Price Hill Historical Society has led to knowledge of Andy Gallagher, born in 1870, not long after the area became known as Price’s Hill. He supposedly played Sunshine League ball on Sunday mornings at Dempsey Park until he was in the mid-70s, often catching both games of doubleheaders. The Price Hill Historical

Society has recently opened a baseball room in its museum at 3640 Warsaw Ave. Many of the photos on display, such as the one with this article, are from the collection of the abovementioned Price Hill Oldtimers. The plan of the PHHS is to improve this room creating a shrine to the oldtimers’ honorees. We could be the “Cooperstown” for West Side baseball. I am also planning to publish a book on baseball in the West Side.



We received an email from a women in Seattle asking if we had any information on her grandfather, John “Sunny Jack” Sutthoff. In researching his life I learned that he pitched for the Reds in 1901 and 1903. After he retired from baseball, he opened a bar on St. Lawrence corner where Eagle Savings and Loan building was until it burned down a couple of years ago. He lived in Price Hill most of his life until he died in 1942 at age 69. As far as I know, John “Honest Jack” Boyle, who caught for the Reds in 1886 and played until 1898, was the first West Side boy to make it into the “bigs.” His younger brother, Eddie, also played in 1896. If anyone out there knows any different, email me at the Price Hill Historical Society at; photo 513-251-2888. Richard Jones is a member of the Price Hill Historical Society.

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As we approach the festival season it’s good to look at what is accomplished by hosting them. The Cheviot Westwood Community Association (CWCA) is preparing for the 11th annual Westfest. If you are new to the area, it’s the twoday festival that is held at Glenmore and Harrison avenues. This year it will be held on June 23 and 24. The first goal of this festival is to showcase area restaurants and local music while providing a unique setting for the community to gather. Shutting down a major thoroughfare for a party has proven to attract attention. The participating restaurants are eager to present what they have to offer. The music covers many genres, so there is something to please everyone. (This year there will be three stages). In keeping with the community spirit all the participating bands donate their time. From the first year on, Westfest has


Long yard sale passes this way The 13th annual U.S. 50 yard sale from Ocean City, Mary., to Sacramento, Calif., is from Friday to Sunday, May 18-20. The 3,073-mile sale has something for everybody. Communities are having other celebrations in conjunction with the yard sales. In Colorado, Montrose is closing Main Street for sellers. In Poncha Springs, they planted trees for Arbor Day and are cleaning up the town. In Maysville, the Red Schoolhouse is raising money for its renovation. In Canyon City, they are celebrating Betty Fremont Kamuf COMMUNITY PRESS County’s Sesquintennial. GUEST COLUMNIST In Nevada, Carson City is also having a carnival and health and safety fair. In Dayton, a car show. In Odin, Illinois there will be an old fashioned ice cream social. For the people that travel Highway 50 from coast to coast there is timeshare rentals equipped with kitchens and bedrooms for the same price as standard hotels. In Ohio, Riverside Civic Club will be participating at the Gilday Recreation Complex. For more information e-mail Sayler Park Recreation Center was to participate, but the person in charge was laid off, and there is no one to coordinate it. However, you can participate if you want to. Just put up a sign on River Road with your address and hours and set out your items out in your yard. There is no charge or set time. The sales are limited only by what can be legally sold at garage sales. No one is allowed to set-up, sell or park on the state right-of-way at any time. U.S. 50 is a very busy highway in some areas and other areas almost deserted. Safety is a major concern with cars turning on and off the highway. All sellers are asked to provide parking spaces for their cus-

SPECIAL COLUMN This is my 150th column and in four months it will be five years since I started writing again for Community Press – Sept. 12, 2007 was my first one. The first original one I wrote was in March of 1988. I wrote two columns then – one for Sayler Park and one for entertainment.

tomers somewhere else then the state right-of-way. The yard sales have no large sponsor. Promotions are being done by word of mouth, and social media by the people and communities who are participating. The official yard sale is over three days. There are no set hours, because advertising set hours usually never give the results the seller wants. It is also probable that many individual households will not decide to participate until just a day or two before the sale dates, without time to advertise. The best option for buyers is to locate a participating county and then just head down the road. The yard sale started in 2000, stretching across most of Indiana. The goal is for it to grow into a large coast-to-coast event held each year on the weekend before the Memorial Day. The Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale also serves to promote tourism along U.S. 50, and to unite the many diverse communities. It provides opportunities for fund raising by civic organizations, to aids the environment through recycling what would end up in the trash. Best of all it provides a low-cost opportunity for individuals to enjoy a great weekend of sales. The national coordinator for the U.S. 50 Yard Sale is Tom Taylor of North Vernon, Ind.; email him at if you want fore information about who is participating go to Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can email her at

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MEETINGS Here is a list of some of the government meetings in the Western Hills Press area: » Cheviot City Council members meet at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at city hall, 3814 Harrison Ave. Phone: 661-2700. » Village of Cleves Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Cleves Municipal Building, 101 North Miami Ave. Phone: 941-5127 for information. Mayor: Danny Stacy.

5556 Cheviot Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45247 phone: 923-3111 fax: 853-6220 email: web site:

» Green Township Trustees meet at 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the administration building, 6303 Harrison Ave. Phone: 574-4848. Administrator: Kevin Celarek. Trustee Chairman: David Linnenberg. » Miami Township Board of Trustees at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Miami Township Hall, 122 South Miami Ave. in Cleves. Phone: 941-2466. Board president: Paul Beck.

Western Hills Press Editor Marc Emral, 853-6264 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.






Students line up to shoot at the Dunham Recreation Center during an Adult & senior archery class. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS.



here is plenty of potential William Tells at the Dunham Recreation Center on Tuesday mornings during an adult and senior archery class. The program, taught by Robin Bonaventure, is designed to teach shooting styles, scoring and selection of and care of equipment. For more information, call 251-5862.

Although Lenny Wilson is not left handed he prefers to shot that way at the Dunham Recreation Center. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS.

Diane Smith and her husband Richard Smith, both retired, take the Dunham Recreation Center archery class together. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS.

Diane Schaible take careful aim with a compound bow before letting her arrow fly to the target at the Dunham Recreation Center. TONY

The archers in the class line up on the and shoot when ready, but only after a whistle has blown. TONY



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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MAY 17 Civic Public Safety Information Night, 7-8:30 p.m., Cheviot Memorial Fieldhouse, 3729 Robb Ave., Hear members of Cheviot Police Departmentand Cheviot Fire Department present ways to make your home, street and neighborhood a safer place. Free. Presented by City of Cheviot. 661-2700. Cheviot.

Exercise Classes Spintensity, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Cycling combined with boot camp and strength training moves. Ages 14 and up. Family friendly. $8.50$10 per class. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4905; Westwood. Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Gentle progression of postures to ease into a fulfilling Ashtanga practice. Each class engaging in a flow of asanas, creating a moving meditation of energy and heat. Family friendly. $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Free Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, 3302 Westbourne Drive, Free. Reservations required. 922-0123; Green Township. UC Audiology Presentation, 3:30-5 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Presentation on how to deal with hearing loss. Free. Reservations required. 347-5510. Delhi Township.

Recreation Thursday Night Lightz, 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Edgewater Sports Park, 4819 E. Miami River Road, Heads-up car and motorcycle drag racing, burnout competition, music, food and $1 beers. Gates open 6 p.m. $5 off at participating sponsors. $10; $15 to race, requirements available online. Presented by Thursday Night Lightz. 874-2508; Cleves.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

FRIDAY, MAY 18 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.

Festivals Our Lady of Victory Parish Festival, 6-11 p.m., Our Lady of Victory, 810 Neeb Road, Booths, games of chance, rides, raffles, burgers, brats, hot dogs and more. 922-4460; Delhi Township. CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Ages 19 and up only Friday. Celebration of Italian heritage. Entertainment from national music acts, activities for all ages and authentic cuisine prepared by local Italian restaurants and Cincinnati’s Italian cultural societies. Free. Presented by St. Catharine of Siena Parish. Through May 20. 6757581; Cheviot.

Health / Wellness Free Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, Free. Reservations required. 922-0123; Green Township.

Music - Acoustic Charlie Runtz, 6:30-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, Runtz sings

variety of music. Family friendly. Free. 574-3000; Green Township.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Workout to videos geared to help lessen arthritis symptoms. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Weight loss support and accountability. For seniors. $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.

SATURDAY, MAY 19 Benefits Sowing the Seeds of Hope, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Robben Florist and Greenhouses, 352 Pedretti Road, Saturday: Jewish Hospital Mammography Van, cooking demonstration from Chef Larry, Wine pairing with music by Tressler Comet ($5). Sunday: Mother/ Daughter/Sister/Friend Tea ($5). Benefits FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered and Pink Ribbon Girls. Free. Presented by FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. 703-0739; Delhi Township.

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Green Township.

Exercise Classes Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Fitness, 9-10 a.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Practice ancient styles and modern mix of vinyasa flows, with integrated music. $10, free for members. Presented by Western Sports Mall. 451-4900. Westwood.

Festivals Our Lady of Victory Parish Festival, 5-11 p.m., Our Lady of Victory, 922-4460; Delhi Township. CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival, 3-11 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Free. 675-7581; Cheviot.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Robben Florist and Greenhouses, 352 Pedretti Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Delhi Township. Focus on Fitness Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Halfprice fitness evaluations. Reveal level of core strength, balance, posture, agility, coordination and cardiovascular fitness. Recommendations on ways to safely add activity to your lifestyle to improve your overall health. $75. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Home & Garden Perennial Plant Exchange, 10-11:30 a.m., The Gazebo in Cleves, 126 S. Miami Ave., Bring labeled perennial plant and swap for another plant. Free. Presented by Village of Cleves. 941-5127, ext. 10; Cleves.

Music - Blues Tempted Souls, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Featuring the Sisters Milligan. Classic soul, R&B, classic rock and blues. Dinner available at Sakura Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi. Family friendly. Free. 233-7613; Green Township.

St. Catharine of Siena’s annual CincItalia is this weekend, May 19-May 21, at Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road. Friday night’s festivities are 6 p.m.-midnight for ages 19 and older only. Weekend hours are 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday and 1-9 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include music, comedy from Steve Caminiti, cooking demonstrations and an Italian auto show Sunday. For more information, visit Pictured are dancers from St. Catharine of Siena School at the 2010 CincItalia. FILE PHOTO

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Music - Rock Pandora Effect, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., $4. 662-1222; Cheviot.


renceburg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; North Bend.

Exercise Classes

Covedale Dog Fest, 2-4 p.m., Covedale Gardens, Ralph and Covedale avenues, Featuring the District 3 canine unit, Petsmart, Glenway Animal Hospital, Puppy Camp, Fourgotten Paws and more. All dogs must be on a leash. Presented by Covedale Neighborhood Association. 921-2258. Covedale.

Yoga, 4-5 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension rand support the integrity of the spine. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.


Maifest, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, German cultural exhibits, woodcarving display and dancing. German singing by Fairview German School students. Music by Vereins-Musikanten band. Benefits German Heritage Museum. Free. 5741741; Green Township. Our Lady of Victory Parish Festival, 3-10 p.m., Our Lady of Victory, Chicken dinner starts at 3 p.m. Music by Bob Cushing 7 p.m. 922-4460; Delhi Township. CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival, 1-9 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Free. 675-7581; Cheviot.

Delhi Family Fun Event, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Del-Fair Shopping Center, 362 Anderson Ferry Road, Games, prizes, music, moon bounce, and free food and refreshments. Members of the Delhi police and fire departments will give tours of their vehicle. Shopping center merchants will hold sidewalk sales. Presented by PNC Bank - Delhi Township. 922-8171. Delhi Township.

SUNDAY, MAY 20 Auditions The Man Who Came to Dinner, 4-7 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Cold reads only. No appointments necessary. Bring headshot and resume. Show dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 16. Characters: 9 women and 28 men. Family friendly. Free. Presented by The Drama Workshop. 470-5516; Cheviot.

Benefits Sowing the Seeds of Hope, 2-3:30 p.m., Robben Florist and Greenhouses, Free. 703-0739; Delhi Township.

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township.

Education Historic 1795 Cabin and Schoolhouse, 2-5 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Law-


Nature Fun in the Sun Sunday, 2-5 p.m., Cincinnati Astronomical Society Observatory, 5274 Zion Road, Prepare for partial solar eclipse later in evening and for once-in-a-lifetime Transit of Venus event June 5. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Astronomical Society. 941-1981. Cleves.

Recreation Aubrey’s Open Golf Outing, 12:30 p.m., Aston Oaks Golf Club, 1 Aston Oaks Drive, Full 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and beverages. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Aubrey Rose Foundation. $100; $20 dinner. Presented by Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Children’s Trust Foundation. 265-5801; golftournament. North Bend.





The Man Who Came to Dinner, 7-9:30 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, Free. 470-5516; Cheviot.

Public Safety Information Night, 7-8:30 p.m., Harvest Home Lodge, 3961 North Bend Road, Hear members of Cheviot Police Departmentand Cheviot Fire Department present ways to make your home, street and neighborhood a safer place. Free. Presented by City of Cheviot. 662-3519. Cheviot.

Exercise Classes Yoga for Rookies: An Introduction, 5:45-6:45 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, For participants who have never tried yoga. Class introduces each practitioner to a progression of Pranayama (breathing techniques), focus of Gaze and Asanas (postures) leading to a unique practice for each participant. Family friendly. $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Wear comfortable workout attire and gym shoes. Bring water. $5. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township. Total Joint Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Designed for people who have finished physical therapy after joint replacement surgery but are looking to improve upon the progress they’ve made leading to a better quality of life. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $90 for 15 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Tone and Strength, 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Combination of upper body, lower body and core strengthening exercises mixed in with light conditioning and stretching. $10. Presented by Western Sports Mall. 451-4905. Westwood.

Recreation Bingo, 1-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, All money collected distributed as prize money. For seniors. 25 cents per card. 385-3780. Green Township.

Senior Citizens Chair Volleyball, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Indoor Cornhole, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

Exercise Classes Spinning, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Cycling class. First class free. Ages 14 and up. Family friendly. $8.50-$10 per class. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4905; Westwood. Pilates Mat Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Taught by Judy Fazel. Family friendly. $15 drop-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Body Sculpt, 6-7 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Divided into 15 minutes of cardio, 15 minutes of upper body toning, 15 minutes of core/ab toning and 15 minutes of leg toning. $10. Presented by Western Sports Mall. 451-4905; Westwood. Boot Camp, 6-7 a.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Combination of strength training and conditioning that will help you improve strength, lower body fat, improve body composition and improve Aerobic and Anaerobic capacity. $10. Presented by Western Sports Mall. 451-4905. Westwood. TRX training, 7-8 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Consists of body-weight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. $10. Presented by Western Sports Mall. 451-4905. Westwood.

Farmers Market Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Sayler Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Farmers Market with homegrown items like fruits, vegetables, desserts, salsas, relishes, jam and olive oil. Presented by Sayler Park Village Council. 675-0496. Sayler Park.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.



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The batter for these bran muffins can be kept in the refrigerator and baked on an as-needed basis. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Bran muffin batter can be kept in refrigerator When the kids were younger and something went haywire in their lives, they would wonder why. I would say “there’s a reason for everything.” Those are what we call “teachable moments.” Well, the same thing happened to me yesterday at suppertime. I asked my husband, Frank, if we had gas in the grill since I had a nice flat iron steak thawed out. The answer was “yes,” so he took the steak out to the grill. Then the answer got switched to “no.” We were out of gas. I didn’t want to use the stovetop grill pan (too messy) so I used the broiler. Oh my gosh, the steak turned out perfect. And I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I broiled any kind of meat. Now I’m a fan of broiling again. So even when you’re older, there are still teachable moments.

Broiled flat iron steak

I’ve mentioned before how much I like this cut of meat. It has the tenderness of beef tenderloin and the beefy flavor of chuck, since it is part of the chuck. This method works for flank steak as well. Score steak with knife on both sides. Rub with olive oil, then rub in a bit of garlic on each side. Season with salt and pepper. Broil 4 inches under broiler, about 6 minutes or so on each side for medium.

Always-ready refrigerator bran muffins The batter can be kept tow to three weeks in the refrigerator. Next time I make the batter, I’m

going to use part whole wheat flour. My batter lasted two weeks Rita before I Heikenfeld used it up. Not a real RITA’S KITCHEN sweet muffin. I love having this batter on an as-needed basis. 3 cups whole bran breakfast cereal (not flakes) 1 cup boiling water 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 stick butter 3 large eggs 2½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups buttermilk (I used whole buttermilk) 1½ teaspoons vanilla Extra sugar for sprinkling on top (raw sugar is good) optional

Add water to cereal and stir until cereal is moistened. Set aside. Cream brown sugar with butter until smooth. Add eggs and beat until light. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, buttermilk and vanilla until blended. If not baking at once, transfer to container, cover and refrigerate 2-3 weeks. When ready to bake, spoon mixture, about ¼ cup for each muffin, into buttered or sprayed muffin tins, filling 2⁄3 full. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or so until golden. Variations: Sprinkle one tablespoon of any of these over each muffin before baking: Chopped dried fruit, blueberries, chocolate chips, nuts or a combination of two.

Planting herbs

You can plant different kinds of herbs together in the same container as long as they have the same soil, water and light requirements. Flavors of sweet and savory herbs do not transfer. Basil: Plant basil next to your tomatoes for better tasting, healthier tomatoes. Basil helps keep flies and mosquitoes away. Mint: Really invasive, so best grown in a container. Mint keeps ants away. Spearmint is sweeter and more mild than peppermint. Thyme: A pretty border herb. Deer generally stay away from areas where thyme is grown. Oregano: A few wet oregano sprigs, placed on grill before grilling red meats, may help block carcinogens that form. Savory: The bean herb, it helps you digest beans. An ingredient in salt-free herb blends. Rosemary: Good for memory and contains anti-cancer antioxidants. In our area, it is hardy to about 15 degrees outside, so bring indoors in winter.

Learn from the experts and become a Master Recycler by participating in the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s four-session program. The Master Recycler program will cover the recycling process, waste reduction and composting each Wednesday in June from 6-8:30 p.m. Cost for the four-session program is $10 if received by May 23 and $15 by May 30. Space is limited and open only to adults who live or work in Hamilton County. Master Recycler pro-

gram details: » Week one – June 6: Topic: Recycling 101 – Introduction to curbside and community drop-off recycling. Location: Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services, 250 William Howard Taft Road. » Week two – June 13: Topic: Recycling 102 – Recycling outlets for items not accepted in curbside or drop-off recycling programs. Location: Crayons to Computers, 1350 Tennessee Ave. » Week three – June 20: Topic: Reduce and Reuse –

How to keep from producing waste in the first place. Location: Matthew 25 Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. » Week four – June 27: Topic: Composting – ABCs of small-scale and largescale composting. Location: Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road. To register, contact Susan Schumacher at 9467734 or at For more information visit

St. Vincent de Paul sponsors clean out days this weekend The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will host Clean Out & Donate weekends to collect critically needed household items, furniture and clothing. A SVDP truck will be on-site Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at the St. John, Dry Ridge; St. Vivian, Finneytown; Our Lady of Visitation, Bridgetown; and St. William, Price Hill. The collection truck will be attended before and after church services for donor-convenience, and donor tax receipts will be available. Donations collected from the Clean Out and

Donate are distributed in the surrounding communities through St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores to benefit those in need throughout Greater Cincinnati. St. Vincent de Paul volunteers personally visit needy families and offer assistance, regardless of race or religious affiliation. St. Vincent de Paul accepts donations of gently used clothing, household items, furniture and cars year-round. The thrift stores are currently experiencing low inventory on clothing and household items, includ-

ing small appliances. Sales of these items directly fund St. Vincent de Paul’s social services to neighbors in need. Free pick-up service is available for large items. Call 513-421-CARE (2273) to arrange a pick up, or donations may be dropped off at any of the six Cincinnati area thrift stores. Tax receipts are available for donated items. For more information on donating or for a list of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores, go to http://

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Y salute those who give The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is looking for professionals who share its vision of nurturing the potential of young people, and promoting healthy living and social responsibility. Selected and sponsored by their companies to represent them, YMCA Achievers who will be honored at the 2012 Salute to YMCA Black & Latino Achievers Gala will also commit to volunteering a year to inspire students toward paths of success. Nomination sponsorships

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Baby falcons back home Gannett News Service NORTH BEND — A trio of baby peregrine falcons “peep-peep-peeped” in protest as officials put bands on their tiny legs to keep track of the threatened species. Duke Energy and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife fetched the trio of 3-week-old birds Thursday from their nest 400 feet above the Miami Fort Station.

Officials affixed two bands to the birds. One band bears a national serial number used for tracking. A second band, used to identify the falcon, is marked with two colors, each stamped with a large alphanumeric code that can be seen from a distance. Then officials returned the babies to their nest, where their mother was keeping vigil for the little birds. State officials say they know of 36 pairs of

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Area women learned about the “Six Things Women Need to Know about Money” at a recent presentation by Kehoe Financial Advisors at the company’s office in Springdale. From left are: Cinda Gorman of Green Township and Leslie Hoekzema of Newtown, who won premium wines in a raffle; Steve Kehoe, president of Kehoe financial Advisors; and Carol Clevidence of West Chester, who won a Mitchell’s Salon and Spa certificate. THANKS TO OAK TREE COMMUNICATIONS.

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DEATHS Joe Blevins

custodian and Sunday School teacher. Survived by son Dale (Edith) Cassett; grandsons Dale (Bonnie), James (Miranda Adams) Cassett; great-grandchildren Adrian, Megan; nieces Diahanne (Cory) Harrington, Donna (Danny) Clark; six great-great–grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband James Cassett. Services were May 14 at the Western Hills Church of Christ. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Western Hills Church of Christ, 5074 Sidney Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Joe Blevins, 81, died May 8. He was a member of the Fairfield Sportsman Association. Survived by children David Blevins (Diane), Debra Blevins; grandchildren Elizabeth, Matthew; brothers Harry Blevins, Theo Miller. Preceded in death by wife Mary Joan McDonald Blevins. Services were May 12 at the St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: National Rifle Association, P.O.Box 420648, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0648.

Catherine Dillon Catherine Betz Dillon, Green Township, died May 7. Survived by children Thomas (Judy), Jack (Marian) Dillon, Janet Ramsey; sister-in-law Joyce Dillon; grandchildren Brian (Mary Ann), Michael (Dana), Craig (Linda), Scott (Kim), Matt Dillon, Kim (Andy) Congdon, Elissa (Jeff) Davidson, Sharon Meddings, Cary (Laura) Isbel, Chad (Denise) Isbel; sister Mildred Lamping; many greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Gilbert F. Dillon, son Gilbert N. Dillon, son–in-law Bob Ramsey.

Cora Cassett Cora Vawter Cassett, 90, Westwood, died May 8. She was a member of the Western Hills Church of Christ and Cassett served in a variety of roles, including assistant church secretary, Bible School superintendent, church

Services were May 10 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriner Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229 or Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Dale Griswold Dale C. Griswold, 87, Green Township, died May 8. He was a plumber. Survived by wife Mary Sue Griswold Griswold; children Kathy (John) Mercurio, Michael (Melissa) Griswold, Lori (Bob) Klug; grandchildren James, Mark Mercurio, Justin, Devin Griswold, Lauren, Kari Oakes, Rob, Cody Klug; great-grandsons Jake, Ethan, Mitchell Mercurio; brother- and sister-in-law Robert (late Pauline) Brandenburg, Janet (Edward) Spring. Preceded in death by brother Raymond (late Wanda) Griswold, brothers-inlaw James (Edna), Eugene Brandenburg. Services were May 12 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or St. Jude Church.

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Nancy Eilerman Kreinest, 67, Green Township, died April 29. Survived by children Joseph, Jim Kreinest Kreinest, Jennifer (Michael) Harbison, Julie Bryant; grandchildren Megan, Anthony, Isabelle Harbison, Jocelyn, Gabrielle Bryant; siblings Wayne (Debbie) Eilerman, Susie (Don) Benzinger; six nieces and nephews. Services were May 8 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forest

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Gene Medl Eugene A. “Gene” Medl, 93, Green Township, died May 4. He was a veteran of World War II. Survived by Medl children Eugene (Sue), William (Kathy) Medl, Loraine (Paul) Martini; stepchildren Michael (Eunice) Tenholder, Jeannine (Bill) Townsend, Phyllis (Jim) Doerger, Lynn (Mike) Rueve, Cheryl (Bill) Harper; friend Cathy Eisele; 21 grandchildren; many greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wives Hedwig “Hedy,” Loretta Medl. Services were May 8 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, St. Jude School Adopt-a-Student Fund or Our Lady of Lourdes School Scholarship Fund Fund.

Lawrence Mortashed Lawrence H. Mortashed, 99, died May 3. He worked for Gulf Oil. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a Purple Mortashed Heart recipient, and a member of American Legion Post 199, Veterans of Foreign Wars Harrison Duwel Post 7570 and Cheviot Disabled American Veterans. Survived by sons Michael (Bethany), Milt (Cheryl) Mortashed; five grandchildren;

seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Sara Mortashed, children Martha, Mark Mortashed. Services were May 7 at Minges Funeral Home.

Margaret Noe Margaret Noe, 85, Cheviot, died May 5. Survived by children Daniel (Melanie) Noe, Donna (Elmer) Henkenberns; grandchildren Steven (Melanie) Noe, Julie (Craig) Hoffman, Mary (Andy) Wietmarschen; great-grandchildren Lincoln, Xavier, Daxton Noe, Grace, Audrey Hoffman; sisters Ann (Jack) Keller, Hilda (Bob) Lazarus; sisters-in-law Jeanette Sunnenberg, Gail Sand. Preceded in death by husband Robert Noe. Services were May 10 at St. Margaret Mary. Arrangements by Neidhard-Snow Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Rita School for the Deaf.

Butch O’Connor Cyril “Butch” O’Connor, 74, Monfort Heights, died May 8. Survived by children Coleen (Donald) Hausfeld, Sean, Mick (Lisa) O’Connor; grandchildren Sam, Emma, Jack, Grace, Kelly, Katie, Christopher, Alex; greatgrandchildren Nathan, Peyton; sister Mary Ann (Jack) Jones. Services were May 11 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Smile Train, P.O. BOX 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231 or Roger Bacon High School, 4320 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45217.

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daughters Tara, Amber Menard; sister Anna Marie (Aldo) Deganis; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in Peters death by children Beverley Menard, David Peters, brothers Richard, Donald Peters. Services were May 11 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Heartland Hospice, 3800 Red Bank Road, Suite D, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Mary Ranz Mary Welch Ranz, 83, Monfort Heights, died May 8. Survived by husband Norbert Ranz; children Arthur (Ginger), Michael (Linda) Ranz, Maureen (Bob) Jennings, Molly (Tom) Calhoun; grandchildren Joe, Ellen, Robin Ranz, Chelsea, Brett, Chaz Jennings, Cody, Casey, Conner Calhoun; great-grandchildren Sophie, Abby, Jack, Henry Ranz, Everett Miller; brother Charles Welch. Services were May 11 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Martha Richardson Martha F. Richardson, 82, Westwood, died May 3. Survived by children David (Susan), Betty Jo Richardson, Nancy (Jon) Richardson Bowers; grandchildren Elaine, Ben, Loren Richardson, Nathan (Stacey), Zachary (Mara), Andrew (Reilly) Bowers; great-grandchildren Samuel, Maximus, Amelia, Emmerson. Preceded in death by husband Charles Richardson. Services were May 7 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Anna Mae Sammons Anna Mae Krummen Sammons, 93, Westwood, died May 3. She was a homemaker. Survived by children WilSammons liam E. (Lois) Sammons, Lois Ann (Dale)

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DEATHS Bonhaus; sisters Virginia Dorenkemper, Ruth Gilardi, Dolores “Pat” Schinkal, Marian Bleh; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband William A. Sammons, daughter Nancy Insprucker, siblings Rita Manley, Dick Krummen. Services were May 8 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church or the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Robert Schmidt Robert K. Schmidt, 80, Green Township, died May 8. He worked for General Electric. Survived by wife Carol Schmidt; children Kenneth (Bobbie) Schmidt, Michael (Debbie), David (Kathryn) Fisher; grandchildren Nathan, Mackenzie Schmidt, Kyle, Jacob, Mitchel, Brendan, Sean, Caitlin Fisher; siblings Mary Whitacre, Anita Moore, Don Conway. Preceded in death by brothers Raymond, Jack Schmidt. Services were May 14 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: The Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Christina Schroeder Christina M. “Bopper” Schroeder, 44, Price Hill, died May 7. Survived by daughter Amanda Vaughan; granddaughter Mya Siemering; siblings Brenda, George, Teresa, Ronnie, Mark, Terry, Timmy; companion Billy Vance. Preceded in death by siblings Connie, Jug. Services were May 12 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

William Stidham William C. Stidham, 65, Price Hill, died May 8. He was a crane operator with Ryerson Steel. Survived by wife Ruth Stidham Stidham; children Bill (Danielle), Tina, Patty, Michelle (Matt), Michael “Gage;” sisters Pam (Gary), Betty (Donny); brothers- and sisters-in-law Howard, William (Tina), Gayla, Steven (Betty), Jackie (Dennis); 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Bobby. Services were May 12 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Foundation.

Joseph Vitucci Joseph A. Vitucci, 88, Westwood, died May 7. Survived by wife Martha Vitucci; children Joseph (Judy), James, John, Jerrome (Linda)

Vitucci, JoAnn (John) Kaufhold, Joyce (Ron) Noth, Judith (Alan) Koch, Janice (James) Ehrman, Julie Vitucci (Stephen) Zobrist; brother August Vitucci; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sisters Catherine Higgins, Mary Ann Wagner. Services were May 10 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2832 Rosebud, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Gloria Weyman Gloria Gabriel Weyman, 85, Green Township, died May 9. She was a dance instructor. Survived by husband Edward Weyman; daughter Laura (Adon) Staber; grandchildren Elsa, Andrew; nephews and nieces Bob (Loraine), Albert (Kathy), Phil (Tina) Weyman, LaVonne (Robert) Lewis, Dennis (Sharon) Gabriel, Lois (William) Rowe. Preceded in death by granddaughter Gabrielle. Services were May 12 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care, 9050 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, OH 45069.

Donald Withers Donald R. Withers, 80, Green Township, died May 9. He was a member of the Cincinnati Fire Department for 32 Withers years. Survived by wife Donna Withers; son Gary (Elaine) Withers; stepchildren Teresa (Greg) Bumpus, Jimmy Morgan, Lisa (Tracy) Hoinke, Donna (Bob) Super; siblings Carroll Frank, Vicky Kindle, Peggy (Ray) Singler; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by children Terry, Randy, Donna Withers, sister Joyce Hecker. Services were May 11 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to the Salvation Army.

CHEVIOT James Kestner, 63, 3352 Markdale Court, operating a vehicle under the influence at 5508 Bridgetown Road, May 5. Christopher Haggard, 28, 4195 West Fork Road, driving under suspension, May 3. Sean Powers, 31, 4111 Harding Ave. No. 1, driving under suspension at Bridgetown Road and Robb Avenue, May 6. Dayvon Britten, 23, 2659 Queen City Ave. No. 1, child endangering, May 3. John Endress, 22, 2258 Margaret St., warrant, May 4. Lenwood Davis, 46, 2310 Guest St., domestic violence, May 6. Nicholas Austin, 29, 601 York St., loud car stereo violation and open container, May 9.

Incidents/reports Burglary Money and a six pack of beer stolen from home at 3940 Lovell Ave., May 4. Theft Pair of boots and two shirts stolen from Schwartz Deli at 3910 North Bend Road, May 2. Plastic mannequin stolen from Lettuce Eat Well Farmer’s Market at Harvest Home Park at 3971 North Bend Road, May 4. Gas grill with cover and propane tank stolen from home’s back porch at 3418 Mayfair, May 6. Laptop computer, leaf blower, air compressor and trimmer stolen from Oak Hills Pavilion at 4307 Bridgetown Road, May 8. Bicycle stolen from apartment complex laundry room at 3820 Davis Ave., May 9. Two bicycles stolen from home’s back yard at 3928 Lovell Ave., May 9.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations Alex Banks, born 1990, trafficking, 3201 Harrison Ave., May 1. Amanda M. Jones, born 1985, aggravated burglary, pos-

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Cheviot: Chief Joseph Lally, 661-2700 (days), 825-2280 (evenings) » Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212 » Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300 » Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323 » North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500 session of drug abuse instruments, 4418 Ridgeview Ave., May 4. Amber N. Green, born 1986, drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2701 East Tower Drive, May 4. Anthony Long, born 1983, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, May 2. Antwan Blythe, born 1980, falsification, 834 Overlook Ave., May 1. Brandon J. Sellmeyer, born 1989, aggravated armed robbery, receiving stolen property, 1027 Winfield Ave., May 2. Brandon S. Deyampert, born 1990, disorderly conduct, 6165 Glenway Ave., May 2. Chad Brown, born 1985, assault, 4441 W. Eighth St., May 1. Charlie Jones, born 1983, violation of a temporary protection order, 770 Clanora Drive, May 2. Charmicka White, born 1986, child endangering or neglect, 2604 Harrison Ave., May 2. Christopher Mushrush, born 1980, drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3319 Werk Road, April 30. Christopher W. Roark, born 1980, failure to confine or leash vicious dog, 948 Edgetree Lane, May 2. Damone Thomas, born 1984, domestic violence, 3035 Percy Ave., April 30.

David L. Jackson, born 1971, assault, domestic violence, 2400 Harrison Ave., May 2. Demetrius Fulton, born 1981, assault, 5555 Glenway Ave., April 26. Donald Lee, born 1967, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, May 6. Elijah Hamler, born 1992, carrying concealed weapons, obstructing official business, possession of a defaced firearm, tampering with evidence, 1600 Iliff Ave., April 30.



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Eugene Dubose, born 1969, theft under $300, 4220 Glenway Ave., May 4. Fabio Alonzo, born 1993, after hours in park, possession of drugs, 5004 Rapid Run Pike, April 30. Jacqueline A. Gillespie, born 1980, robbery, tampering with evidence, 4241 Glenway Ave., May 4. Jeremy Crawford, born 1993, after hours in park, possession of drugs, 5004 Rapid Run Pike, April 30. Jermaine Coleman, born 1982, drug abuse, trafficking, 2710 East Tower Drive, April 30. Jerome Black, born 1966, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft under $300, 4840 Glenway Ave., May 1. John M. Endress, born 1989, robbery, 4016 Glenway Ave., May 3. Johnny Knaff, born 1978, criminal damaging or endangering, domestic violence, having a weapon under disability, 3895 Yearling Court, May 6.

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Mika Nekeisha Parker, born 1992, theft under $300, 6136 Glenway Ave., May 6. Papa Ka, born 1991, theft under $300, 2454 Harrison Ave., May 2. Shane Valentine, born 1979, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., May 3. Stephanie Shields, born 1993, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, May 3. Tanika Lanay Shields, born 1981, domestic violence, 2850 Lafeuille Ave., May 4. Tariq Evans, born 1985, drug abuse, trafficking, 4431 W. Eighth St., May 3. Teresa Johnson, born 1977, violation of a temporary protection order, 814 Overlook Ave., April 1. Thomas Robinson, born 1992, drug abuse, trafficking, 1614 Iliff Ave., May 1. Tony Campbell, born 1986, carrying concealed weapons, firearm in motor vehicle, having a weapon under disability, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 1256 Beech Ave., May 5. Tony Daniels, born 1970, drug abuse, trafficking, 3201 Harrison Ave., May 1. Yentle Potts, born 1987, child endangering or neglect, 3725 Westmont Drive, April 30.

Jim and Judy Graham will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on June 2, 2012. On June 3 their daughters Pamela Ryan of Seaman Ohio, and Shannon Cozine of Uniontown Ohio, with their husbands and children and friends will attend a dinner honoring them. Grandchildren: Caitlin, Meghan and Colin Ryan, Emily, Allison and Nicholas Cozine.

Aggravated burglary 4418 Ridgeview Ave., May 3. 8130 Daly Road, April 30. Aggravated menacing 1616 Marlowe Ave., April 29. 1634 Birchwood Ave., May 1. 2372 Harrison Ave., April 27. 2731 East Tower Drive, May 4. 2844 Queen City Ave., April 29. 3073 Glenmore Ave., April 27. Aggravated robbery 1027 Winfield Ave., April 30. 4008 Glenway Ave., April 28. 5548 Colerain Ave., May 1. 951 W. North Bend Road, April 29. Assault 1350 W. North Bend Road, May 1. 1350 W. North Bend Road, May 1. 1700 Gellenbeck St., May 2.

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B8 April 29. Reported on Lafeuille Avenue, May 3. Reported on Minion Avenue, April 27. Reported on Percy Avenue, April 30. Reported on Stathem Avenue, April 28. Reported on Westwood Northern Boulevard, May 3. Extortion 2950 West Park Drive, April 27. Felonious assault 3900 Glenway Ave., April 27. Interference with custody 961 W. North Bend Road, May 1. Intimidation 3208 Midway Ave., April 27. Menacing 5341 Colerain Ave., May 2. Parental education neglect 2604 Harrison Ave., May 2. 3725 Westmont Drive, April 30. Robbery 2601 Chesterfield Court, April 30. 4016 Glenway Ave., May 3. 5742 Hamilton Ave., April 29. Theft 1025 Academy Ave., April 27. 1031 Benz Ave., May 3. 1033 Lockman Ave., May 1. 1239 Amanda Place, May 1. 1292 Rutledge Ave., April 30. 1500 Groesbeck Road, April 29. 1662 Rosemont Ave., April 28. 1904 Savannah Way, April 27. 1918 Westmont Lane, April 27. 1918 Westmont Lane, April 28. 2004 Ridgetop Way, May 2. 2322 Ferguson Road, May 2. 2322 Ferguson Road, May 3. 2446 Boudinot Ave., April 30. 2454 Harrison Ave., May 2. 2627 Montana Ave., May 1. 2701 East Tower Drive, May 3. 2743 Queen City Ave., April 28. 2811 Mcfarlan Park Drive, May 3. 3040 Temple Ave., May 3. 3131 Queen City Ave., May 3. 3131 Queen City Ave., May 3. 3131 Queen City Ave., May 3. 3131 Queen City Ave., May 3. 3200 Harrison Ave., May 1. 3221 Mayridge Court, April 29. 3405 Hazelwood Ave., May 3. 3439 Gerold Drive, April 30.

3501 Cheviot Ave., May 1. 3507 Boudinot Ave., April 30. 3640 Allview Circle, April 30. 3649 Allview Circle, April 30. 4413 W. Eighth St., April 28. 4840 Glenway Ave., May 1. 4944 Shirley Place, May 1. 5060 Crookshank Road, April 28. 5372 Bahama Terrace, May 2. 5555 Glenway Ave., May 2. 5655 Folchi Drive, April 28. 5800 Glenway Ave., April 27. 5826 Monfort Hills Ave., April 27. 6150 Glenway Ave., May 3. 6150 Glenway Ave., May 3. 6165 Glenway Ave., May 1. 6243 Glenway Ave., April 29. Glencrossing Way, May 3. Violation of a protection order/consent agreement 3203 Gobel Ave., May 2. 3208 Midway Ave., April 27. 5341 Colerain Ave., May 2. 770 Clanora Drive, May 1. 937 Suire Ave., May 1.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Jessica M. Phelps, 21, 3175 Westbourne Drive, failure to send at 6303 Harrison Ave., April 25. Karen J. Wilcox, 34, 3131 Mapleleaf Ave., theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., April 25. Kenneth L. Johnson, 48, 113 Grant Circle, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., April 25. Kelly A. McMillian, 21, 4235 Skylark, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., April 25. Shea A. Fricke, 19, 4510 River Road, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., April 25. David A. Dabney, 41, 401 E. 10th St., possession of drugs at 5679 Green Acres Court, April 26. Troy Bryant, 28, 1922 Prosperity Place, receiving stolen property and driving under suspension at 5223 Ralph Ave., April 27. Sean Jarman, 27, 165 Mount Holly, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, April 27. Alexander R. Steiner, 20, 5513 Haft Road, forgery at 5513 Haft Road, April 28. Ovella Johnson, 42, 1020 Seton Ave. No. 2, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., April 27.

Melvona Coleman, 19, 2842 Harrison Ave. No. 1, receiving stolen property at 6582 Glenway Ave., April 27. Lennox D. Frost, 19, 2268 Baltimore Ave., forgery and receiving stolen property at 6582 Glenway Ave., April 27. Juvenile, 15, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., April 28. Juvenile, 17, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., April 28. Justin Perry, 18, 3761 Ebenezer Road, menacing, disorderly conduct while intoxicated and underage consumption at 3733 Ebenezer Road, April 29. Carlos Perez, 23, 977 Chesterdale, forgery, open container and falsification at 6166 Bridgetown Road, April 29. Brian Hundemer, 30, 3779 Robb Ave. No. 64, drug possession at 6425 Glenway Ave., April 30. Michelle R. Wolfe, 35, 3772 Aurora Ave., child endangering at 3772 Aurora Ave., April 30. Stephanie L. Naegele, 26, 6018 Cheviot Road, theft at 6018 Cheviot Road No. 1, May 3. Anthony J. Pizzuto, 33, 3877 Weirman, domestic violence at 3877 Weirman, May 1. Melissa A. Sutton, 33, 2707 East Tower Drive No. 103, possession of marijuana at 3491 North Bend Road, May 2. Star S. Blevins, 22, 462 Three Rivers Parkway, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., May 2.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Weed trimmer, leaf blower, two chainsaws and a pressure washer stolen from home’s shed at 6512 Taylor Road, April 26. Five car radiators stolen from home’s garage at 6148 Taylor Road, April 30.

Money stolen from cash register at Mazzaro’s Place at 4108 North Bend Road, May 1. Safe, money, computer printer, ladder and a violin stolen from Heaven Bound Baptist Church at 7229 Taylor Road, May 1. Burglary Video game system, video game accessories and 10 video games stolen from home at 4374 North Bend Road, April 29. Welder, hammer drill and medicine stolen from home at 2240 Devils Backbone, April 29. Suspect attempted to break into home by kicking the front door several times, but entry was not gained at 3636 Muddy Creek Road, April 30. Video game system and 40 video games stolen from home at 4374 North Bend Road, April 30. Criminal damaging Two windows broken on Western Hills Church of Christ at 5064 Sidney Road, April 25. Paint pen used to write graffiti on vehicle at 3649 Eyrich Road, April 28. Two tires slashed on vehicle at 2181 Woodmere Court, May 1. Domestic dispute Argument between two family members at Rybolt Road, April 26. Argument between several family members at Ranlyn Avenue, April 28. Misuse of credit card Victim had their debit card used to make an unauthorized withdrawal from an ATM at 5405 Fayridge, May 2. Passing bad checks Check written on account with insufficient funds cashed at Check Smart at 5450 North Bend Road, May 2. Property damage

Light post in front of home damaged when struck by a wheel that came loose from a trailer at 2414 Neeb Road, April 29. Vehicle fender dented when struck by another vehicle’s door at 6273 Cheviot Road, April 30. Theft Necklace and six rings stolen from vehicle at 3484 Tallahassee Drive, April 25. Wallet, CD player, two subwoofers and a radar detector stolen from one vehicle; CD player stolen from second vehicle; and checks stolen from a third vehicle at 5683 Cheviot Road, April 25. Medicine stolen from home at 6148 Taylor Road, April 26. Laptop computer, backpack, CD case and several CDs stolen from vehicle at 5634 Breeze-


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