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Our readers created the ballot and now it’s time to vote for the 2010 Western Hills Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year. In just the first day of voting, readers cast more than 20,000 ballots. Let’s keep it going! Go online www.cincinnati. com/preps and find the yellow and green Community Press Sportsman of the Year icon on the right-hand side of the page. Find your ballot by newspaper and vote as often as you like through June 10. On the ballot for the Sportsman of the Year: Corie Cartmell, Oak Hills; Ben Coffaro, Elder; Ryan Fleming, La Salle; Matt Funk, Oak Hills; John Greene, Taylor; Brad Hines, Taylor; Matt James, St. X; Mark Miller, Elder; Selby Chidemo, Elder; Haitham Shalash, Oak Hills; Chad Thornton, Elder; Erich Vogelsang, Elder; Tyler Weiskittel, Oak Hills Sportswoman of the Year candidates are: Bailey Arnold, Seton; Tabitha Beebe, Western Hills; Asia Dillingham, Western Hills; Anna Eggleston, Mother of Mercy; Lauren Engleman, Oak Hills; Rachel Eubanks, Oak Hills; Amy Feie, Mother of Mercy; Nicole Kettler, Seton; Erika Leonard, Mother of Mercy; Angela Marco, Taylor; Mariah Reed, Cincinnati County Day; Elaine Simpson, Mother of Mercy

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Green Twp. talks about land’s future By Kurt Backscheider


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St. Aloysius Gonzaga School third-graders Richie Turner, left, and Maggie Imbus appear to be a little embarrassed to hold hands while promenading during a square dancing lesson at the school’s 15th annual Pioneer Day. Each year students participate in a variety of oldfashioned activities upon completing studies of the American pioneer period.

Ron’s Roost adding covered deck By Kurt Backscheider

Ron’s Roost is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and one way the Bridgetown restaurant is celebrating is by building a new addition. The West Side chicken icon has started construction on a 50-seat covered deck, which is being added to the north side of the restaurant. Ron Larkin, who runs the family restaurant with his mother, Olga, and brother, Mark, said customers will be able to enjoy lunch and dinner on the new deck, as well as Keno, a jukebox and flatscreen televisions. “Hopefully it’s just going to be a fun place to eat,” Ron Larkin said. The deck will be heated, allow-


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Construction is underway on the new covered deck Ron’s Roost is adding to the side of the restaurant. The deck will seat up to 50 people and will include a jukebox, popcorn machine, Keno and flat-screen televisions.


Architectural drawings show the details of the 50-seat covered deck addition Ron’s Roost is constructing on the north side of the restaurant. ing it to be open in cooler weather, and smoking will also be permitted on the deck, he said. Peanuts and popcorn will be available on the deck as well. Larkin said children should enjoy strolling around on the deck and throwing their peanut shells on the floor. “The clean up should be easy,” he said. “We’ll just hose down the floor.” Cleves-based Hudepohl Construction Co. is building the addition, which Larkin said should be finished in July. He said the restaurant will host a combination grand opening and 50th anniversary celebration when the deck is finished. The deck and the restaurant’s bar will stay open later than the dining room. When finished, the new addition will allow Ron’s Roost to accommodate up to 240 customers at one time. Larkin said although Ron’s

Cleves-based Hudepohl Construction Co. is building the addition, which should be finished in July. The restaurant will host a combination grand opening and 50th anniversary celebration. Roost has been a mainstay on the West Side for five decades, as an independent restaurant they always have to spend money to improve and change. He did not want to disclose how much the deck addition costs, but said it’s in the six figure amount. “I think it’s going to pay for itself,” he said. “I think people are going to love it. “People just love to eat outside. I know I do,” he said.

Green Township officials are looking into what they can do with the properties the township purchased several years ago when Legacy Place was slated to be developed off Harrison Avenue near Filview Circle. The township owns roughly 36 acres between Harrison Avenue and Hutchinson Road. The township planned to turn the land on Hutchinson, which sits in what would have been the shopping center’s back yard, into a park. The land fronting Harrison Avenue would have Linnenberg been home to a new township administration building and police station if Legacy Place had been built. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency denied developer Hal Silverman’s stream mitigation permit in December 2008, essentially killing the shopping center project. The OEPA ruled the proposal would destroy the property’s headwater streams, important to maintaining water quality integrity and providing ecological functions. Green Township bought about 5 acres on Upton Harrison Avenue for $2.72 million, and the nearly 31 acres on Hutchinson Road the township had been purchasing since 2005 – well before Legacy Place was even proposed – cost a total of about $1.3 million. Some of the property the township purchased on Hutchinson included homes and barns. Trustee Chairman David Linnenberg said the township is working with the Land Conservancy of Hamilton County to possibly apply for a Clean Ohio Grant and preserve the land off Hutchinson Road as permanent green space. “We are exploring the option,” he said. “It’s in the very beginning stage.” Linnenberg said the township may also consider keeping property on Hutchinson for a possible maintenance facility in the future,

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Jazzercise class to honor instructor Jazzercise instructors and students from the Bridgetown and Colerain Jazzercise Centers, along with friends and families of Jazzercise across the city, will be participating in a Jazzercise Memorial Class to honor Melissa Urbisci, a certified Jazzercise Instructor, who died in a March 8 auto acci-


dent at the age of 22. The Jazzercise Memorial class will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, in the Father Hilvert Center at St. Ignatius Church on North Bend Road. Donations will be accepted to the Melissa Urbisci Memorial Fund at Fifth Third Bank as a way to get entered to win

people and animals of all kinds. She was passionate about lot of things, but one thing she really loved to do was dance. Urbisci was loved by her Jazzercise students and fellow instructors as her positive attitude and caring character was apparent in every class she taught.

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but nothing is set in stone for that either. The township already does store some maintenance equipment on a parcel on Hutchinson. He said Neyer Properties has a contract to purchase the township’s land on Harrison Avenue for about $1.1 million, but the land has not yet been sold. He said Neyer Properties wanted to build medical offices on Harrison Avenue, but it has been several months since the township agreed to the one-year contract with the development group, and nothing is moving forward. Linnenberg said the township purchased the Harrison Avenue properties when real estate values were much higher than they are now. The township will likely lose money on the properties, but he said he’d rather sell now than wait three or four more years, while the properties sit empty and generate no tax revenue, and possibly lose even more money. “It’s not like we’re getting other offers on it,” he said.

“I don’t want to be in the business of owning large chunks of land.” Trustee Tony Upton said ideally the township would sell the property for the same amount it paid or hopefully more, but it may not be realistic. “It’s a nice piece of property, but no one is exactly beating down the bushes to buy it,” he said. “We’ll sell it if we can. If we get the right buyer to come along we’ll certainly talk to them.” Upton said he wants to work with a developer willing to consider implementing a Joint Economic Development District on the property, allowing the township to generate revenue by partnering with a neighboring city and waging a minimal income tax on the employees who work in the district. Linnenberg said no matter what happens the township still has a say in what can be developed on the properties, and he won’t support selling to someone who wants to build fast food restaurants.

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Tony Cappel and his son, T. J., look over the roster for the J. B. Yeager baseball team they coach together. The team will be hosting a 16-team tournament to raise money for a trip to Cooperstown.

Delhi team hoping to get to Cooperstown By Heidi Fallon

Like a lot of enthusiastic baseball players, they have their eyes set on Cooperstown. The 12-year-olds on the J. B. Yeager team aren’t necessarily hoping for a spot in the Hall of Fame. Their more immediate dream is playing in a tournament there in July. The team’s coaches, father and son Tony and T. J. Cappel, have been busy coming up with a game plan to make that happen. The elder Cappel said the 13 boys on his team come from Delhi Township as well Bridgetown and Price Hill. “We are a select baseball team made up of West Side kids,” he said. “We’ve been invited to play in the annual summer tournament in Cooperstown, but it’s so


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one of the many raffle prizes that will be at the event. Urbisci was a recent graduate of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Nursing School, an Oak Hills High School alumna and was involved in many organizations whose primary purpose was to help

expensive to get there.” The team has been having a variety of fundraisers and accepting donations. T. J., 16, said he discovered his father even raided his closet for items for the team’s yard sale. “We’ve got wonderful sponsors like JTM and Hader Heating and Cooling, but it costs $750 per person for the trip,” Tony said. The team is having a 16team tournament Memorial Day weekend aimed at both fun and profit. It will be at Delhi Township Park, where the team regularly plays. It will start at 5 p.m. Friday, May 29. “We’ll play basically all day on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. with the championship games at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. on Sunday,” Tony said. While there is no charge to come watch the games, the team will be selling concessions and T-shirts, and will have a sports memorabilia raffle. Not all the money they make will stay with the team. Tony and T. J. said

part of the proceeds will go to the Delhi Township Police Department’s canine unit. Another share of the money is going to be donated to a 12-year-old Kentucky boy who is recovering from injuries suffered when he was struck in the head with a baseball. While the Cappels don’t know the boy, Tony said he can’t imagine what his family must be going through. “The medical bills are huge and we just want to help,” he said. A donation also will be given to the Sinai Shrine Temple. Instead of money, the team is showing their appreciation to the township’s recreation department by organizing a clean sweep of the park before and after the Memorial Day tournament. “We couldn’t do what we’re doing without the township and Sandy Monahan, parks director,” Tony said. “They have been wonderful in helping us out.” Even though father and

son admit they don’t always agree on their coaching strategies, they do have a mutual respect. “I guess I always want to see the underdog have a chance,” T. J. said. “He’s more interested in winning.” His father said he respects his son’s ideas and relishes the time they spend together on and off the bench. “He helps a lot and the kids look up to him,” Tony said. “They will tell him things they won’t tell me and he does have good ideas.” Tony, who coached for the Delhi Athletic Association for eight years, asked his son to join him last season. This year, they’ve coached their team to a 127 record. Also an avid soccer player, T. J. said he wants to play baseball in college once he graduates from Oak Hills High School. For more information about the tournament or making a donation, e-mail

North Bend in Coast to Coast yard sale Community Press staff report

North Bend will take part in The Great US 50 Coast To Coast Yard Sale next weekend.

In conjunction with the community yard sale, North Bend United Methodist Church, 123 Symmes Ave., plans to have a silent auc-






tion and a live auction on Saturday, May 22. Call for details at 941-3061. The live auction features 10 select items including a 24-foot sailboat and trailer and will be conducted blocks from the yard sale. North Bend’s community yard sale will offer free space for sellers at the basketball court on the Village Green, at the corner of Taylor and Symmes avenues, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23. Contact Mayor Terry Simpson for information on seller spaces. You can email him at or call him at 236-3889. Participants can also have a sale in their yard on the day and time they choose during the weekend.


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Oak Hills Swim Club celebrates 50 years


From left, standing, Seton High School students Ashley Doyle, Jennifer Rodgers, Alyssa Kaine and Sarah Doyle perform a scene while Seton religion teacher Donald Wurzelbacher, center with camera, records it for a video project students are creating. Seton student Jenna Kuhl, far right, portrays a nun from the 1930s for the project, which features re-enactments of events from the school in the 1930sbased on stories told by Seton alumnae who attended the school back then.

Seton High students preserve past memories By Kurt Backscheider

Students at Seton High School are learning the spirit and traditions at the school remain constant throughout generations. While the school itself has undergone major transformations and renovations, the values have never changed. Students in the religion classes taught by Sister Mary Kay Bush, SC, and Donald Wurzelbacher are putting together a video to show just that. Last October the school invited six women from Bayley Place who graduated from Seton in the 1930s to a tea party at the school, and students recorded the stories the alumnae told of their years at Seton. Students then put together a video script and recently began filming reenactments of those 1930 stories. Students even

dressed in that decade style and donned old Seton uniforms. “They play the roles of the Bayley Place storytellers, and then we have a transition to how the same kind of things happen even today,” Wurzelbacher said. “It’s an exciting and elaborate video project.” For instance, Bush said one of the stories an alumna told was about the paper drives the school used to have, which parallels with a shoe collection drive the school recently held for the people of Haiti. One alumna told the story of how she met her husband, an Elder High School student, on the sidewalk in front of the school, while another explained how she was called to the principal’s office for reporting that a pair of twin sisters went missing as a prank. “Seton has a legacy that goes on for the ages,” Bush said.

Maggie Schott said the Oak Hills Swim & Racquet Club continues to fulfill the mission its original founders intended. She said the founders wanted to establish and maintain an organization in Green Township that would meet the civic, social and recreational needs of residents. “The club was started for the good of the community and to provide social interaction for the families around here,” said Schott, who has been a club member for 37 years. “It certainly has become that.” This year the club, which is tucked away amongst the trees and atop a hill on Muddy Creek Road, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Opening day is Saturday, May 29, and the party to kick-off the club’s golden anniversary season is set for Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. Schott, the membership chairwoman for the club’s board of trustees, said the Memorial Day party will include a variety of games for the children and an ice cream social. Rick Cox, president of the club’s board of trustees, said the organization has plenty of other celebratory events planned throughout the summer for its members. The club will have tween nights twice a month for junior high students, an adults only night in June, a ladies only night in August and dive-in movie nights once a month. Labor Day

weekend, the club’s final weekend of the season, will feature a “pull the plug on the pool” party, Cox said. “We have a pretty busy social schedule to get everyone together to celebrate 50 years,” he said. Oak Hills Swim & Racquet Club is a private club with a membership capped at 284 families, and a waiting list to join. The club opened in the summer of 1960, and in addition to the pool and one of the region’s few remaining high dive boards, the facility includes lighted clay tennis courts, two platform tennis courts, a picnic deck, a new concession stand and updated locker areas. Cox said they have active men’s and women’s tennis leagues and the club fields a competitive swim and dive team each summer, swimming against other clubs in the Private Pool Swim League. Several former swim team members have gone on to swim in college, he said. Schott said, “We’ve had a lot of fun up here.” She said she has great memories of bringing her daughter to the club when she was younger, and now she’s bringing her grandchildren to the club and making new memories with them. “I just love it here,” she said. “I like the energy up here.” Cox, who’s been a member for five years, said the members are proud of the club and its 50-year history. “It’s a hidden gem,” he said. “It’s a great place to kick back and enjoy life on the West Side of Cincinnati.”


Rick Cox, left, president of the board of trustees for the Oak Hills Swim & Racquet Club, and Maggie Schott, membership chairwoman on the board, are getting ready for the start of a new season at the club, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.




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Seton students to make ‘kindest cut’ By Kurt Backscheider

Seton High School Principal Susan Gibbons said it makes her proud to walk through the school hallways and see so many students with long, flowing hair. It’s going to make her even more proud to see all those long ponytails get chopped off. More than 325 Seton students, alumnae and friends will fill the floor of the school’s gymnasium Friday, May 21. They will participate in the largest simultaneous hair cut in history for Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a program of the Procter & Gamble shampoo brand that makes free wigs for women


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Seton High School sophomore Lauren Tepe, center, who is a cancer survivor, will cut the ponytail of her friend Anna Combs, far left, during the simultaneous hair cut event the school is doing for Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Seton Principal Susan Gibbons, far right, is also donating her hair to the organization, which makes free wigs for women suffering from cancer or other illnesses. ful Lengths. “We thought 50 girls was a lofty goal the first time. It was stunning to me to have more than 200 sign up,” said Gibbons, who has been growing her hair out since last spring and will lead this year’s event. “That cut was really emotional for me. It was such a powerful moment to see all the girls lined up on the gym floor. “It was overwhelming,” she said. Gibbons, who will have her hair cut by Seton alumna and breast cancer survivor Joline Adams Lecture, said she expects this year’s

cut to be emotional as well. “I walk around and I see all this hair and I think, ‘They are really doing it,’” Gibbons said. “It makes me so proud. That’s just us. It’s what we’re all about.” The program will include presentations from the American Cancer Society, breast cancer survivors, students affected by cancer and Pantene representatives. All participants will be able to have their hair cut and styled by a professional stylist after the simultaneous cut. Eighty-five stylists have volunteered their services.

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Enriching LEGO

Trent McGinnis, left, and Nick Deifel. both fourth-graders and Matthew Budde a fifthgrader, with some help from Jill Ryland a parent volunteer on building a LEGO robot at J.F. Dulles Elementary School in Bridgetown. During the last half of March the school is having enrichment programs for it’s student where they can learn Spanish, build robots from LEGOs and even learn sign language.


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La Salle High School junior Mark Specker was named the Northwest Exchange Club’s Student of the Month for February. Specker maintains a 3.987 grade-point average and is involved with swimming, the Key Club and National Honor Society. The Delhi Township resident is pictured with his parents, Becky and Mark.

The following students were named to the winter quarter dean’s list at the University of Cincinnati: Kyle Quinn, Lauren Raabe, Sifat Rahman, Louis Ramirez, Sean Randolph, Sarah Rank, Trisha Rankin, Olivia Ransick, Rebecca Ratterman, Amanda Rauscher, Bryan Rebholz, Lindsay Reder, Lorin Reder, Casey Reed, Daniel Reed, Matthew Regnold, Andrew Reinke, Anna Reinstatler, Allison Rellar, Shenae Reynolds, Rachael Rheaume, Jimmy Richey, Kirk Ridder, Megan Rieger, Kimberly Rife, Laura Ritchie, Becky Robb, Matthew Robben, Nathan Robbins, Lucas Robinson, Alyssa Rodriguez, Nicholas Rodriguez, Olivia Roeder, Jaclyn Roell, Jessica Roellig, Benjamin Roemer, Erika Roemer, Brittany Roesel, Anne Rohrkasse, Ryan Rosenberger, Sherry Ross, Timothy Roth, Carly Rothan, Elyse Rudemiller, Nicholas Rudemiller, Samuel Rudolf, Connor Ruebusch, Tyler Runk, Emily Russell, Michelle Russell, Jena Russo, Daniel Rust, Jonathan Ruther, Nicholas Ruther, Jonathan Ruwe, Alexandra Sampson, Brian Sand, Kelli Scharff, Megan Scharff, Ryan Schatzman, Allison Scheck, Bryan Schinaman, Brecken Schindler, Michael Schlachter, Daniel Schmidt, Daniel Schmidt, Mark Schmidt, Alyson Schneider, Maxwel Schneider, Michael Schneider, Audrey Schnur, Ellen Schoenfeld, Elizabeth Schoenlaub, Tiffany Schoster, Kelli Schramm, Matthew Schroeder, Stephanie Schroeder, Jaclyn Schultz, Christine Schutte, Ashley Schwab, Jaime Schwendenmann, Paul Sears, Lisa Seger, Hannah Sexton, Derek Seymour, Danielle Shanks, Kayla Shelton, Candice Shepard, Na'Tosha Shepard, Steven Sherritt, Stephen Shore, Robin Short, Melanie Siciliano, Nicholas Siegel, Benjamin Sillies, Anthony Silvati, Brian Simpkins, Claire Simpson, Tina Sinclair, Erin Sisson, Mark Slye, Emi Smith, Hannah Smith, Molly Smith, Lee Southwood, Molly Southwood, Brittany Spencer, Caroline Spencer, Kathleen Spencer, Rachel Spencer, Katharine Spickard, Jennifer Spinelli, Jennifer Sprague, Andrew St George, Stephanie Stalf, Lauren Stallo, Samantha Staubach, Krysten Stein, Sarah Stenger, Stephanie Stenger, Jennifer Stephens, Harry Stevens, Samantha Stoecklin, Michael Stoepel, Jenna Stoll, Kara Streckfuss, Justin Streicher, Carrie Strull, Deborah Sturdevant, Robert Sturm, Trent Sulek, Lisa Summe, Kurt Sunderhaus, Eric Sunderman, Kristen Suter, Kelly Swope, Katherine Talbott, Cheick Tall, Alexandria Tanner, Eleni Tassopoulos, Mark Tepe, Nathan Terry, Kelly Thiele, Elizabeth Thoman, Jennifer Thompson, Nicole Thrasher, Victoria Tidwell, Bradley Tieman, Renee Topala, Jamie Torok, Tiffany Townsend, Peter Triantafilou, Allen Tribbe, Damian Tyree, Christine Uhlenbrock, Julie Ulm, Katie Ulm, Alexandra Underwood, Brandon Unthank, Elizabeth Urban, Steffanie Vajgrt, Eric Van Benschoten, Heidi Van Benschoten, Benjamin Van Oflen, Dominic Vanderyt, Victor Vasilevch, Matthew Veerkamp, Andrew Vehr, Emily Vehr, Rebecca Ventre, Viktoria Vidas, Alexander Villari, Paul Vincent, Janna Vinciguerra, Mark Voelkerding, Beth

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The following students graduated from the University of Cincinnati following the winter quarter: Bassam Abd El-Nabi, doctor of philosophy; Amel Alqadah, bachelor of science in biomedical engineering; Mwambila Beya, bachelor of arts; Erin Blanchard, bachelor of science; Mohamed Boussinia, bachelor of business administration; Robin Breig, master of science in nursing; Jennifer Brenner, master of arts; Diane Busch James, master of science in nursing; Roland Cheek, bachelor of science; Vanessa Clark, bachelor of science in nursing; Jenna Clarke, bachelor of arts; Ronald Culbreth, master of science; Joseph Curry, bachelor of business administration; Brian Doyle, master of science; Megan Eason, bachelor of arts; Megan Erickson, master of science in nursing; Jessica Ernst, bachelor of business administration; Lindsey Francis, master of science in nursing; Hoyal Garner, bachelor of science in nursing; Lori Gauthier, master of science in nursing; Elizabeth Geiger, master of science in nursing; Brandon Geiser, bachelor of applied science; Daniel Gerard, bachelor of science; Michael Herrmann, bachelor of science; Sarah Hiatt, bachelor of arts; Heidi Hinnenkamp, bachelor of business administration; Jennifer Hudepohl, associate of applied science; Kelly Inman, bachelor of science; Tiffany Joffrion, doctor of philosophy; Marcia Johnson, master of science in nursing; Melissa Kramer, bachelor of arts; Kelly Krummen, bachelor of science in nursing; Jeffrey Kuhn, bachelor of science in nursing; Timothy Lanter, master of science; Stephanie Lewis, bachelor of business administration; Denise Lottman, bachelor of science; Adam Luebbers, bachelor of business administration; Jason Manuel, bachelor of

business administration; Megan McIntyre, master of science in nursing; Stephen Michel, bachelor of arts; Thomas Moore, bachelor of science in information technology; Mark Naegel, bachelor of science in computer engineering technology; John Osborne, bachelor of business administration; Bryan Rebholz, bachelor of business administration; Casey Reed, bachelor of science in biomedical engineering; Laura Ritchie, bachelor of business administration; Tiffany Robinson, bachelor of science in health sciences; Nicholas Ruther, bachelor of arts; Allison Scheck, bachelor of science in biomedical engineering; Sarah Schmidt, bachelor of science in nursing; Patrick Schmitz, master of science; Emily Schweppe, bachelor of arts; Steven Sepate, bachelor of arts; Amanda Stout, master of science in nursing; Carrie Strull, bachelor of arts; Kurt Sunderhaus, bachelor of science in biomedical engineering; Rachel Voelker, bachelor of arts; Nicholas Vogelsang, bachelor of arts; Richard Warman, bachelor of business administration; Adam Waters, bachelor of arts; Bradley Webb, bachelor of business administration; Charity Willoughby, master of science in nursing; Latonia Woods, bachelor of arts; Cher Woycke, associate of applied business; and Nancy Ziegler, master of education. • Kelly Walter has graduated from the University of Findlay with a bachelor of science degree in environmental, safety and occupational health management. Walter, a 2006 graduate of Seton High School, is the daughter of Melinda and Joe Walter of Green Township. • Colissa Brogden has graduated from Ashland University with a master of education degree.


Oak Hills High School senior Allison Ahlers was a finalist in the 2010 Anthony Munoz Foundation Straight A Student Program. Ahlers, a member of the Highlanders basketball team, was selected based on her academic excellence, athletic achievements, strong ambition, a winning attitude, the ability to overcome adversity and for being active in the community. She received a $2,000 college scholarship.


The following students recently were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu at Xavier University: Caroline Akinyi, a senior majoring in applied physics with minors in business and mathematics; Rose Rolfes, a senior majoring in nursing; and Eric Krumpelbeck, a senior majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education, recognizes students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service.


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Five Three Rivers Middle School students won awards in the Ohio Youth Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Ohio Poetry Association. All students will receive a cash prize and the first place winners’ poetry will be sent to the national competition. Pictured in front is grand prize winner Andrea Thompson; second row, from left, Hunter Murphy, third place, and Hannah Wagner, second place; third row, Randi Schutte, first place, Elizabeth Burke, second place, and Sammy Coombs, first place.

The Oak Hills Local School District’s recently received the Red Quill Award from ACT, best known for its national college admissions exam. The award recognizes a school’s work in analyzing assessment data and developing programs that meet the needs of all students. To earn the award, schools had to demonstrate that they effectively used the results of EXPLORE and PLAN assessment programs for eighth- and 10th-graders to improve the education they provide to students through curriculum and/or instruction. Districts also had to show consistent improvement in ACT scores over the past five years. Laura Beach, an ACT representative, is pictured presenting a plaque to Jeff Langdon, district director of curriculum and instruction.

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Rice foundation awards grant to Literacy Network


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The Helen Steiner Rice Foundation awarded the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati $5,000 for its Children’s Basic Reading Program which provides free reading instruction for first- through fifth-grade children suffering from severe reading deficiencies or symptoms of dyslexia. The reading program classes are offered after school, four days a week (Monday-Thursday) for one hour for two school years. Utilizing a multi-sensory technique, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach,

the program gives students the tools and confidence to read independently. Since the program’s inception in 1998, graduates have averaged a 3.5 grade level increase in their word attack skills. In the 2009-10 school year, 49 students will be served through the CBRP classes. “Our CBRP strives to ensure that all Greater Cincinnati children learn to read prior to fourth grade so the remainder of their scholastic careers can be spent reading to learn,” said executive director Stephanie

Graves. “The Helen Steiner Rice Foundation’s generous support allows us to impact the future of numerous children in our community. The Literacy Network would be incapable of supplying these life-altering services without long-term community partners like The Helen Steiner Rice Foundation.” For more information about Children’s Basic Reading Program, volunteer or learning opportunities, or how you can help support the Literacy Network, call 621-7323 (621- READ) or visit

For the second year in a row, St. Aloysius Gonzaga School will send a team of young scientists to the state Science Olympiad. The team, made up of 15 sixth- through eighth-graders, finished third, winning medals in 14 events, in the daylong regional competition. The students are coached by science teacher Erin Stern. They competed in pairs or small groups in a series of 23 events that tested their knowledge of science skills, processes and applications in a wide range of science disciplines, including biology, chemistry, physics, technology, earth science and mathematics. Pictured from front left are Luke Doerger, Jack Armstrong, Kevin Polking and Leland Hoffman; second row, Kelsey Ransick, Rebecca Rhein, Nadya Streicher, Danielle Stahl, Hannah Jackson, Claire Garbsch and Ben Schmeusser; third row, Ellen Garbsch, Natalie Storm, Courtney Ransick, Andy Bachus and Coach Erin Stern. Not pictured are Marissa Long and Margo Waters.

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Three Taylor High School/Great Oaks students will travel to Anaheim, Calif., in May to compete in national Business Professionals of America. Kayla McCarthy and Rebecca Schmidt won first place in the small business management team category at the state competition. Beth McCafferty placed second in the presentation management-individual event. McCarthy also received the $500 ACTE/Sara Mazak scholarship award at the conference. Other students placing in the top 10 at the state competition were Ken Addison and Jared Lee in Web site design team, and Philip Krinsky and Kala Howe in video production team. Pictured from left are Rebecca Schmidt, Kayla McCarthy and Beth McCafferty.


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• La Salle beat Mason 7-5, then 17-9 in a double-header, May 8. In game one, La Salle’s Humphries was the winning pitcher, and Zumvorde was 22, scored a homerun and had four RBI. In game two, La Salle’s Drew Campbell was the winning pitcher, and Reid Rizzo was 3-4, hit a double and a triple and had three RBI. • St. Xavier beat Ross 2-1, May 8. St. X’s winning pitcher was Nick Albers, and Conor Gilligan was 2-4 and hit a double. • Elder beat Colerain 8-5, May 8. Elder’s winning pitcher was Brian Korte, and Tim O’Conner hit a double and had three RBI. • Elder beat Turpin 9-1, May 10. Elder’s Matt Pate was the winning pitcher, and Bryan Riestenberg hit a double and had three RBI. •St. Xavier beat Loveland 10-0 in six innings, May 10. St. X’s Dalle was the winning pitcher, and Chris Rutz hit a grand slam and had four RBI. • St. Xavier beat Glen Este 10-7, May 11, in the Division I Sectional. St. X’s winning pitcher as Jake Sambrookes, and Chad Sudbrack was 2-3, hit a double, scored a homerun and had six RBI. • La Salle beat Kings 4-3 in 11 innings in Division I Sectionals, May 13. La Salle’s Joel Feldkamp was the winning pitcher, and Zach Dillman was 2-6 with two RBI. La Salle advances to play Loveland, May 20. • Elder beat Withrow 17-1, May 13. Elder’s Brian Korte pitched 10 strikeouts, and Jeremy White was 2-3 with a triple and four RBI. Elder advances to play May 20 at Kings. • St. Xavier beat Little Miami 4-2 in Division I Sectionals, May 13. St. X’s Joe Gellenbeck was the winning pitcher, and Guetle was 3-4. • Goshen beat Taylor 5-3, May 13, in Division II Sectionals, May 13. Taylor’s Shawn McAdams was 2-3. • Oak Hills beat Amelia, 10-1, during the Division I sectional semi-finals Thursday, May 13. Oak Hills advances to face St. Xavier during the Division I sectional finals Thursday, May 20.






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Valesquez, Konkoly lead charge

Highlander boys set three records in 2010

Highlander boys take 4th at GMC Finals The Oak Hills Highlander boys’ track team took fourth place with 68 points at the Greater Miami Conference finals this spring. The GMC finals were hosted by Mason Wednesday, May 12, and Friday, May 14, with the Comets taking first place overall for the boys at 170 points. The Highlander boys finished ninth in 2008 and took sixth place in the GMC in 2009. The Highlanders’ 2010 score

By Anthony Amorini

Senior Izak Valesquez and freshman Kevin Konkoly insured longtime Oak Hills track coach Jerry Dean won’t soon forget the 2010 campaign as the record-breaking pair posted new high marks for the Highlanders. For Valesquez, the senior standout dropped 14 seconds from his previous personal best while breaking a 39-year-old Highlander record in the 3,200-meter run with his time of 9:25.33 at the Best of the West meet Thursday, May 6. Before Valesquez’s 9:25.33, the previous Highlander record in the 3,200 stood at 9:31 for nearly four decades. “He blew it out of the water,” Dean said of the record. “I wasn’t totally surprised (with the 9:25.33), but I was just elated for him and so proud. “With as hard as he’s been working, it’s a just reward for him,” Dean added. Valesquez’s impressive time in the 3,200 was one of three new records for the Highlanders this spring. Konkoly broke a 4-yearold record in the 100 with a time of 10.89 at the Ross


Oak Hills High School senior Corie Cartmell performs in the 110 hurdles May 12 at the Greater Miami Conference track meet. Invitational Friday, April 30, despite starting the season as a 200 specialist. “He started out just running the 200 and sprint relays. But as the year progressed, we realized he had more potential than we thought,” Dean said. “We started putting him in the 100 and he became comfortable with it quickly,” he said. At the Ross Invitational, Konkoly twice broke the

Highlanders’ old record in the 100 at 10.98 with a 10.89 in a preliminary heat and a 10.91 in the finals. The Highlanders also set a new record in the 4x100 relay at a time of 44.6 with the four-man team including Konkoly, junior Alex Saulsbury, junior Jake Allison and senior Zach Rebenn. “This is my fifth decade in track and this has been one of the smoothest, most

enjoyable groups I’ve ever worked with,” Dean said, who joined the Highlander track program in 1978. “These guys are a fun, dedicated group. “I didn’t even know we had a spring break because everyone was there every day,” Dean joked. Though Dean is looking forward to Konkoly and junior Cody Lacewell returning in 2011, the coach is also lamenting the end of his senior’s careers and specifically Valesquez and fellow seniors Corie Cartmell (sprints, hurdles, long jump) and Alex Adams (pole vault). However, the entire postseason still remains for the Highlander seniors to continue forging memories for themselves and Dean. Oak Hills travels to Winton Woods for the Division I District Championships on Wednesday, May 19, and Thursday, May 21. Qualifiers will advance to

of 68 represents a 26-point increase since last season. Senior Izak Zalesquez scored big points for Oak Hills with a second-place finishes in the 1,600-meter run (4:24.11) and the 3,200 (9:47.06). Junior Cody Lacewell took second place in the 800 at 1:58.04. The Lady Highlanders finished in 10th place with the girls from Mason winning the GMC title. regionals which is followed by the Division I State Championships in Columbus. “Corey and Izak score about 20 points each at every meet. Whenever we score 100 points, about 50 of those come from the seniors,” Dean said. “We will miss them all immensely. For now, I’m just trying to enjoy it.” With that said, Konkoly and Lacewell give Dean good reason to be optimistic about the future. Lacewell was ranked No. 2 in the Greater Miami Conference at 1:58.90 – just behind Lakota West’s Ty Brewer at 1:58.40 – in the 800 as of Wednesday, May 12. Lacewell won the title in the 800 at the large-scale Coaches’ Classic. “Lacewell is a hammer in the half mile,” Dean said. “With him and Konkoly coming back, we will have a nice little nucleus next season.”

Mustangs win CMAC for 3rd time in 4 years By Tony Meale

• Mount Notre Dame beat Oak Hills 6-3, May 10. • Northwest beat Western Hills 19-1 in five innings, May 10. • Turpin beat Seton 3-2 in the Division I Sectional, May 10. Seton’s Natalie Lindsey had two RBI. • St. Ursula beat Oak Hills 2-1 in Division I Sectionals, May 13. Oak Hills’ Ally Janson was 2-3. St. Ursula’s Megan Flenniken pitched 14 strikeouts, and Ashley Bosse hit a double. • Mercy beat McNicholas 9-0 May 13. No. 1 Mercy advances to the sectional finals to face No. 2 Kings Tuesday, May 18, at Lakota East. If victorious, Mercy advances to the district finals to face the winner of Wilmington vs. Ross Saturday, May 22, at Franklin at 11 a.m.

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Winning effort

Elder High School’s Danny James competes against Nils Knoblach of Walnut Hills in the first round of the sectional tournament on May 13. James won 6-0, 6-1.

For the third time in four years, the Western Hills High School baseball team won the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference. The Mustangs, which finished third in the CMAC a season ago, went 10-1 in league play. “Our No. 1 goal was to win the conference,” head coach James Holland said. “Every conference game we felt like we were the team to beat.” In non-league games, however, Western Hills went 1-16. “It was a lack of focus,” Holland said. “When we play in conference games, these guys are playing against their buddies, and they want to get the best of their buddies.” Western Hills’ non-conference woes carried over to the postseason, as the No. 26 Mustangs fell 18-0 to No. 27 Edgewood in firstround action May 13. Junior pitcher Juan Warren, who was first-team allleague this year, took the loss despite allowing just three earned runs; the Mustangs, which started four freshmen, committed 11 errors. “We have all the physical tools,” Holland said. “We’re just missing the mental aspect.” Unfortunately for the Mustangs, that was a theme throughout the season. “We were in almost


Western Hills High School senior James Tucker was a second-team allleague selection in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference. Tucker, who played second base his first three years at West High, moved to third base this season. every game until about the fourth or fifth inning,” Holland explained. “We just usually had one bad inning that killed us.” Western Hills, for example, played Turpin, which earned a No. 5 seed in the playoffs, toward the end of the regular season April 30. The Mustangs were up 5-1 entering the fifth inning but allowed 12 runs in the final three frames; they lost 13-5. “We have the talent to play against any team in the city,” Holland said. The Mustangs return several key contributors next season, including sophomore centerfielder

Andre Murray. “As a freshman, he didn’t get a lot of varsity playing time,” Holland said. “But this year defensively, he completely exceeded our expectations. He’s one of the fastest outfielders I’ve seen (as a coach). He covers so much ground, and he has a good arm; he threw out three or four runners at the plate this year.” Sophomore catcher Ethan Hurston, meanwhile, was the team’s second-leading hitter, and junior pitcher Aaron Ernst impressed Holland with his leadership. “There was a stretch where our staff was really depleted, and Aaron would start two games a week and pitch relief in one,” Holland said. “He really put the staff on his shoulders.” One player Western Hills will lose is senior James Tucker, who was a secondteam all-league selection. “He played second base since he was a freshman, and he moved to third base this year,” Holland said. “He took one for the team.” Other contributors included seniors Chris Kunkenmoeller and Alex Lawson; juniors Antwuane Blackwell, Demetrius Farmer and Chris Harris; and freshmen Jordan Saunders, Dailyn Stevenson, Cameron Washington and Levi Wolf. “We’ve got a lot of young guys who are coming back,” Holland said. “I’m already excited for next year.”


Western Hills Press

May 19, 2010

Sports & recreation

All the Rage

The TFA Rage takes first place in the G14 Copper Division of the MASC Tournament, April 10-11. The team went 4-0 in the tournament. In front are Sabrina Peters, Elizabeth Neyer, Cierra Underwood, Lindsey Potzick, Sierra Langford, Casie Harris, Lauren Godsey and McKenzie Downey. In back are Kirsten Kolkmeier, Shelby Langford, Taylor Clark, Alyssa Lyons, Megan Corso, Emily Fox, Olivia Logsdon, Mark Potzick and Joe Corso. PROVIDED

Lancers win GCL-South track title By Tony Meale

For the fourth time in the last five years – and the 14th time since 1992 – the La Salle High School track team has won the Greater Catholic League South division championship. “Winning the GCL is one

of our goals each and every year,” head coach Frank Russo said. La Salle, which hosted the meet May 12 and 14, totaled 106 points. St. Xavier (77.5), Elder (48) and Moeller (24.5) finished second through fourth, respectively. Among the event win-

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ners for La Salle were Ethan Bokeno (800, 1:57.85), Travis Hawes (1,600, 4:26.29; 3,200, 9:45.64), Ray Claytor (high jump, 64), Chris Fisbeck (long jump, 21-1.75), Rodriguez Coleman (110 hurdles, 14.84) and Andrew Silber (pole vault, 15-0). La Salle also won the 4x800 relay (8:00.95). A league title is the latest first-place finish for the Lancers, which have also won – among others – the Legends Classic, the LaRosa Track and Field Classic and the Roosevelt Memorial, which they last won in 1995. “We’ve had a great year – really, an outstanding year,” Russo said. “This group is one of my best groups ever.”

Russo credited a trio of seniors – Fisbeck, Claytor and Cameron Cole – for their leadership. “They’ve really stepped up not only in practice but also on meet days,” Russo said. Juniors Hawes and Bokeno, meanwhile, have been nearly untouchable. “Travis is undefeated in the 1,600 since the Coaches’ Classic, (which was) about the third week of the season,” Russo said. “He’s maintained his health all year, and it’s really paid off. He’s running with tremendous confidence, and he’s much more focused than I’ve ever seen him. He’s putting it all together.” The same can be said for Bokeno.


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“He’s really come alive in the 800,” Russo said. “He’s running with more confidence than I’ve ever seen before. You’re not going to find a nicer, more passionate athlete than Ethan.” Other top contributors include Dennis Rapien, Jaleel Hytchye, Tyrin Nelson, Cam Pankey, Daniel Scott, Matt Farrell, Jesse Beck, Alex Thiery and Dwight Hill. “Dwight is a product of hard work and dedication and great leadership,” Russo said. “He’s been a huge part of our success.” This depth allowed La Salle, which won league titles from 2006-2008 before finishing second to Elder last year, to regain conference supremacy. “Last year was an anomaly,” Russo said. “We sustained a great deal of injuries from top to bottom. I felt we had a little better team (than Elder) entering (last) season, but it shows you have to be able to stay healthy.” La Salle, which won the league from 1992 to 2000, holds the record for most consecutive GCL titles – a mark that dates back to 1932. The Lancers now prepare for the Division I district tournament, which will be held at Winton Woods May 19 and 21. Russo said his team’s goal is to win dis-

tricts, contend for a regional title and then advance as many athletes as possible to state. Russo, who began his tenure at La Salle in 1985, has six top-five finishes at state on his resume, including a state title in 1994. The Lancers finished second in 2008. "We look at winning a state title as a two- to threeyear process,” Russo said. “Advancing athletes to the state championship, exposing them to the depth of talent, the air of intensity, the 10,000 fans – (those) can be mental and emotional adjustments.” Russo pointed to recent history to support his qualify-as-juniors and win-asseniors philosophy. La Salle had two state champions in 2008: Chandler Burden (shot put and discus), who became the first Southwest Ohio athlete to ever win both throwing events, and DeVier Posey (400), who is currently a wide receiver at Ohio State. Burden and Posey both qualified to state as juniors; Burden finished seventh in the shot and did not advance to the finals in discus, while Posey did not advance to the finals in the 400. The following year they were state champions. “I think we’re a year away from contending for a state title,” Russo said. “But getting to the state meet is a huge accomplishment.”



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BRIEFLY All-district

Thomas More College senior second baseman Chris Fishburn, and senior right fielder Marty Kersting, both Elder High School graduates, were both named to the ESPN The Magazine Fishburn Academic AllDistrict IV First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). As first Kersting team selections, Fishburn and Kersting advance to the Academic AllAmerica ballot. Fishburn started all 37 games for the Saints and is first in runs batted-in (50), tied for first on the team in home runs (seven), third in batting (.424) and hits (59) and fourth in doubles (seven). In the classroom, he has a 3.96 grade point average as a sports and entertainment marketing major. Kersting has also started all 37 games for the Saints and tied for first in home runs (seven) and is second in hits

(40), RBI (49) and doubles (11). Off the field, he carries a 3.72 GPA as an accounting major.

Softball champions

The No. 2 seed Thomas More College softball team won its second straight Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship Tournament title as it split two games May 8, with No. 1 seed Bethany College at Bethany College Softball Diamond in Bethany, W.Va. Offensively, the Saints had five players with multiple hits led by senior third baseman Lisa Wiesman, a McAuley High School graduate, who went 4-for-4 with a double and 3 RBI and senior center fielder Stephanie Stadtmiller, an Oak Hills High School graduate, who went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.

College commitments

Five McAuley seniors signed letters of intent to play their respective sports in college next year. The seniors, their colleges, and their sports are: • Lindsey Criswell, College of Mount St. Joseph, volleyball. • Bethani Ritter, College of Mount St. Joseph, volleyball. • Lundyn Thompson, University of Dayton, track.

• Andi Yates, Regis College, lacrosse. • Brittany Zins, Union College, golf.

NCAA Championships

The Thomas More College men's golf team made the cut May 12, in its first-ever NCAA Division III Championship as it shot a second round 304 on the par-72, 6,837-yard Hershey Links layout in Hershey, Pa. for a two-round total of 626 to sit in 23rd spot in the 37-team championship. The Saints are led by senior Joe Ruzick, a LaSalle High School graduate, who is tied for 43rd individually with a 153 (81-72). Brandon Dulle, a St. Xavier High School graduate, is tied for 62nd with a 155 (78-77). The championship plays the final two rounds at Hershey Links.

This week in tennis

• Oak Hills placed seventh in the GMC Finals, May 8. • St. Xavier placed first in the St. Edward Invitational, May 9. In the finals, St. X’s Ryan Bandy beat West Lake’s Buffington 6-4, 6-0; Hirsch Matani beat St. John’s Micker 6-1, 6-0; Ed Broun and Devin Bostick beat Hoover’s Albertson and Shillig 6-0, 7-5.

• Elder beat Fairfield 5-0, May 10. Elder’s Danny James beat Ko 6-1, 6-1; Evan Smith beat Barker 6-1, 6-1; Greg Konerman beat Reece 6-3, 60; Drew Schroeder and Blake Wauligman beat Lopina and Page 6-3, 6-0; Brent Zeiser and Kevin Butler beat Lee and Snyder 6-3, 7-5. Elder advances to 14-5 with the win. • Turpin beat La Salle 4-1, May 11. La Salle’s Anthony Heckle and Josh Moellman beat Allen and Knoll 6-3, 6-2. La Salle falls to 6-11 with the loss. • St. Xavier beat Mason 50, May 12, in round four of the State Team Tournament. Ryan Bandy beat Cepeda 6-0, 6-1; Sean Bandy beat Mostowy 60, 6-1; Hirsch Matani beat Heim 6-1, 6-0; Sodel and Eric Naugle beat Maxim and Hsu 6-1, 6-1; Ed Broun and Joe Speier beat Waters and D. Speier 6-1, 6-1. St. X advances to 20-0 with the win. • In the singles quarterfinals of the Division I Sectional Tournament, May 13. St. Xavier’s Ryan Bandy beat Walnut Hills’ St. John-Fausz 6-0, 6-0; Devin Bostick beat

Elder’s James 6-4, 6-1 and Hirsch Matani beat Turpin’s Wilke 6-3, 6-3. Walnut Hills’ Lerner beat St. Xavier’s Matani 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals. In the finals of singles, Bandy defeated Matani 6-1, 62. Bostick finished third after defeating Lerner 7-6, 6-4. • In the doubles quarterfinals of the of the Division I Sectional Tournament, May 13, St. Xavier’s Sean Bandy and Jay Fovel beat Northwest’s Aho and Nguyen 6-0, 6-1; and Ed Broun and Eric Naugle beat Walnut Hills’ Manavalan and Hingler 6-1, 61. Elder’s Drew Schroeder and Blake Wauligman beat Walnut Hills’ Brown and Druffel 6-2, 6-2. In the finals, Bandy and Fovel defeated Broun and Naugle 6-3, 6-7, 63. Schroeder and Wauligman finished fourth to Hugenberg and McConnell of Anderson (6-2, 6-4).

after six events in the GCL South Meet, May 12. St. Xavier placed second, and Elder placed fourth. La Salle’s Ray Claytor won the high jump at 6 feet, 4 inches; Chris Fisbeck won the long jump at 21 feet, 1.75 inches; La Salle won the 4x800 meter relay in 8:00.95; and Andrew Silber won the pole vault at 15 feet. St. X’s Schneiber won the discus at 144 feet, 11 inches. • Mercy girls placed third in the GGCL Scarlet Meet, May 12. Seton placed fourth. • Western Hills boys placed second in the CMAC Championships, May 13. West High’s Antevin Brown won the 800 meter in 2:03.20, Lundy won the 1,600 meter in 5:06.68, and Sparks won the shot put at 40 feet, 9 inches. • Western Hills girls placed seventh in the CMAC Championships, May 13.

This week in boys’ track

• St. Xavier placed 10th in the Rod Russell Invitational, May 8. • La Salle boys placed first

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Splash! lessons will focus on backyard and community pool, boating, and beach safety. They will be taught by YMCA certified aquatic instructors. Some of what the free sessions will offer will be information for parents on accident prevention, recognizing danger, and what to do if an accident should occur. Children will receive introductory swim lessons, getting them comfortable around water, and learn about playing safe around pools. They will also receive the same swim tests that the YMCA requires of its members that determines a safe water depth for children to swim. Pre-registration for Splash! is

required and can be made by calling the Gamble Nippert YMCA at 6611105. The branch is located at 3159 Montana Ave.

Friday night volleyball

Western Sports Mall is having Friday night junior and senior co-ed high school basketball June 11-July 30. Cost is $180 per team plus referee fees. Registration deadline is Friday, June 4. Contact Jenny or Michelle at 451-4905.

Queen City Superstars camps

The Queen City Superstars basketball, sports and recreational summer mini camp is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays this summer, for ages 5 to 12, at Woodward High School, 7005 Reading Road. Session I is June 14July 2. Session II is July 5-July 23. Session III is July 26-Aug. 13. The program includes sports, educational and enrichment activities. Basketball is the primary sport. There will also be computers, movies and other fun activities, including soccer, baseball, roller skating, bowling, swimming, Coney Island, art museum and more. Camp fee is $300 for a threeweek session paid in advances, or $125 per week paid by Friday the week before. Participants can pack lunch or bring money for McDonald’s. Lunch is provided on Fridays. Friday trip fees may vary, if any. Contact 381-5432, or, or

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Western Sports Mall is having sport-specific strength and conditioning training with Marvin Phillips Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings beginning May 25 through July 17. Registration forms are available at, or by contacting Phillips at 442-9701, or Jenny Gallucci at 451-4905.

Fairfield Optimist Soccer Club will have tryouts for the fall 2010 to spring 2011 select season June 1-6 at Fairfield Optimist Soccer Fields. The tryouts are for all current and prospective boys and girls U6-U19. Fill out tryout registration form before coming to tryouts. The form can be found on the Web site. Go to and click on the tryout link for specific times and dates.

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May 19, 2010






Editor Marc Emral | | 853-6264


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Not Christian

In 1973, the Supreme Court decision on Row v. Wade without end altered the solidity of this nation. Only a liberal reading of the Constitution allowed it to pass. The 10th Amendment is very clear; abortion should have remained under state control. In 1972, 13 states allowed some form of abortion; only one, New York, allowed abortion on demand. By now, most states would have passed abortion legislation, although most would limit partial birth abortion and require parent notification. It is the endless growth of choice that causes most pro-life

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Western Hills Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for advocates to respond when people like Ann Thompson utter their liberal elitist views. From rape, incest or save the life of the mother, to partial birth, to allowing a 13 year old an abortion without parent

length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: westernhills@community Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Western Hills Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. notification, to Obama’s extreme leftist elucidation, choice continues to balloon. Look to Europe to see where “choice” is headed for in this nation. The Netherlands, for

example, have a movement afoot to take choice away from the mother. Like most countries saddled with socialized medicine, rationing becomes necessary. Covering the medical costs for a child with a disability can be costly, so kill the child. One comment about socialized medicine, it is not Christian to yoke. Al Ostendorf Cheviot

Not truthful?

It seems (Ann) Thompson can’t admit the ugliness of the health care bill so she resorts to rambling on about abortion and

Catholics. She said if we want truth read the bill. What about the lies on the cost of the bill? Did she hear of the additional cost of billions of dollars to fund this bill because the Congressional Budget Office had to rush their figures? They rushed this bill, they lied about the cost and we are in debt up to our eyeballs. Do you think they might be lying about funding abortion? If she thinks this health care bill is the answer, she must be drinking the Kool-Aid. Donna Bruce Legendary Ridge Lane Cleves

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What are your memories of your high school prom? “A really great time with a really neat date. My school was small so everyone knew everyone else and we always had great times together. I hope to see some of them when I attend my 50th graduation reunion next month.” B.N. “Not very pleasant. I was a skinny kid from a poor family in a small town, in a small parochial high school, and I wasn’t a jock, nor was I particularly good with girls. So I didn’t really plan to go to the prom. “However, the nun in charge of these things decided that she was going to assemble all the boys and girls who didn’t have prom dates in the gym, have them face each other, and pick a date. “It’s been too many years, so I can’t remember if we were just to pick the girl across from us or not, but I think that’s what it was. “My date is now a nun herself.” B.B. “I didn’t go – the whole formal dance concept just didn’t appeal to me. On the night of my senior prom I went to the movies with my boyfriend – who for the past 38 years has been my husband. “And we would still rather go to the movies than to a formal dinner or dance!” J.S.B.

Next question Should a U.S. Supreme Court justice nominee have judicial experience? Why? Why not? Every week The Western Hills Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to westernhills@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. “I have very distinct memories of my high school prom because I took two different girls! It was a two-day event: the first day was the dance, and the next was a boat ride. Traditionally, the same girl went to both. “By the time prom came up, I had decided I wanted to date another girl I had met. I can chalk this up to high school immaturity, but I broke up with girlfriend No. 1 after taking her to the prom dance, and started dating girlfriend No. 2 by going on the boat ride the next day, never missing a beat. “I can remember how surprised and amazed all my friends were because nobody did that! “It was a terrible thing to do, but I was 17. Needless to say, I also broke up with girlfriend No. 2 and married someone totally different. “Many years later I still feel badly that I did what I did. Carol, if you’re out there, I am so sorry!” R.H. “Prom? Weird dress, painful shoes, no sleep, nice date.” L.A.D.

YOUR REPRESENTATIVES Here is a list of addresses for your public officials:

Price Hill, Sayler Park, Cheviot, Addyston, Cleves and North Bend.

Ohio Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

• 8th District – Bill Seitz (R). In Cincinnati, call 357-9332, In Columbus, write to: Senate Building, Room No. 143, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio. 43215; or call 614-4668068. E-mail:

Ohio House of Representatives

• 30th District, Bob Mecklenborg (R) In Columbus, write the Ohio House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4611 or call 513481-9800 or 614-466-8258; fax 614-7193584. E-mail: The 30th District includes Green, Miami and Delhi townships. • 31st District – Denise Driehaus (D) In Columbus, write to: 77 S. High St., 13th Floor, Columbus, OH., 43215-6111 or call 614-466-5786; fax 614-719-3585 E-mail: The 31st District includes Westwood,

1st District Steve Driehaus (D), U.S. House of Representatives, 202-225-2216. Fax: 202-2253012. In Cincinnati, write 3003 Carew Tower, 441 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or call 513-684-2723; fax 421-8722.

U.S. Senate

• George Voinovich (R) In Cincinnati, write: 36 E. Seventh St., Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202; call 513-684-3265; fax 513-684-3269. In Washington, D.C., write: 524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; call 202-2243353. Web stie: • Sherrod Brown (D) In Cincinnati: 425 Walnut St., Suite 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. Call 513-684-1021, fax 513-6841029, toll free 1-888-896-OHIO (6446). In Washington, write Russell Court, SRC5, Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510. Call 202-224-2315. FAX is 202-2245516. Web stie:


Balloon power

Balloon-powered cars raced across the floors of St. Aloysius Gonzaga School as part of eighth-graders’ recent study of motion and ways to measure it. Students in Erin Stern’s science classes were assigned to create a car that could travel at least four meters powered only by balloons. The cars had to be made at school, were required to have at least three wheels that were not from a toy car and could use no more than two balloons for power. After building their cars, the students measured the distance, time and speed each achieved before racing them against one another. Preparing to race are, from left, Leland Hoffman, Max Schoenung, Ben Schmeusser and Andy Bachus.

Yard sale passes along U.S. 50 From Friday to Sunday, May 21-23, there will be a national yard sale. It will stretch from one end of the country to the other on U.S. Route 50. The yard sale started in 2000, stretching across most of Indiana. Since that time it has grown on U. S. 50 to reach from Maine to California. It will be a kick off for the garage sale season, each year on the weekend before Memorial Day. The yard sales are not sponsored by any national organization. The promotion is being done over the Internet and by people and communities who are participating. The hope is to promote tourism along U.S. 50, and to unite many diverse communities. Organizations can conduct a fundraiser by allowing nonresidents to U.S. 50 to sell their merchandise at parking lot or other area along the road. 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-ofway 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-

tomers somewhere else then the state rightof-way. The official yard sale is over three days. There are no set hours, because Betty Kamuf advertising set Community hours usually never give the Press guest results the seller columnist 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. Individual communities and businesses along U.S. 50 are encouraged to have special promotions during this weekend. Antique and craft dealers, from all over the U.S. are welcome to join in. The Riverside Civic Club will be participating on Saturday May 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gilday Recreation complex. People who live in Riverside can participate free. People who live outside the community will be asked for a

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$20 donation to The Riverside Civic and Welfare Club. Everyone must supply their own tents and tables and chairs. For more information contact Pam Zelman at 471-4646 evening or e-mail her at North Bend is also participating Saturday and Sunday at the basketball court on the Village Green for more information contact Mayor Terry Simpson, e-mail: If you live in Sayler Park just set up your stuff. There will be signs directing people off of River Road into Sayler Park. You might want to make signs directing people off of Gracely Drive to your house. Since many more people will be participating. The best source for specific and up-to-date information is the website www.route50. com/yardsale.html and follow the Connect-to-County. For more specific information and to advertise on the website email national coordinator Tom Taylor or you can e-mail me. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at



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Sister Nancy Merkle, center, principal at Mother of Mercy High School, caught up with some of her fellow Mercy graduates from the class of 1962 at an open house Mercy hosted to honor Merkle for her 20 years of service leading the school. Merkle is retiring June 30. Pictured are, from left, Clare Kathmann, Nancy Meyer, Merkle, Mary Ann (Hatting) Krumpelman, Marcy (Fisher) Dowder and Mary Anne (Froschauer) Ryan.

Mercy honors beloved principal’s service By Kurt Backscheider

Mercy alumna Lynne Williams places a an Irish angel pin on Sister Nancy Merkle’s lapel during an open house the Mercy hosted to honor Merkle for her 20 years of leading the school. Merkle is retiring as principal June 30.

Sister Nancy Merkle, RSM, said she’s blessed to have been able to help young women grow up to be strong leaders and happy people who strive to be their best. Merkle, the principal at Mother of Mercy High School, is retiring June 30 after serving two decades at the helm. Hundreds of her friends, colleagues, former students, fellow Mercy alumnae and members of the Mercy family gathered at an open house Monday, May 3, to honor Merkle for her service to the school and to wish her well in retirement. Merkle said it’s been inspiring to see students graduate and carry the Mercy spirit and values with them as they move on to college, establish Sister Nancy Merkle, left, principal at Mother of Mercy High School, chats with Jim and Elaine Day during an successful careers, serve their com- open house Mercy hosted to honor Merkle for her 20 years of leading the school. Merkle is retiring June 30. munities and raise families. “It’s the spirit of the school,” she “Mercy students make such a dif- but she’s also been fortunate to work said. with a tremendous faculty and staff. ference in the world,” she said. “It’s been a great privilege to be a She said the teachers and adminis“I love watching them grow up and incorporate the core Mercy values as trators are compassionate, they part of it and help lead this school.” “I’ve enjoyed everything. I’ve embrace Catholic education and part of their everyday lives.” She said she’s not only been they’re committed to providing stu- loved my time at Mercy, It’s a wonderful place in every way,” Merkle said. blessed to work with great students, dents the best education possible.

Sister Nancy Merkle, left, principal at Mother of Mercy High School, thanks Gene and Ann McCarthy for attending the open house Mercy hosted to honor Merkle for her 20 years leading the school. Merkle is retiring June 30. Sister Nancy Merkle, left, principal at Mother of Mercy High School, shares a warm embrace with Anna May Olding during an open house Mercy hosted to honor Merkle for her 20 years of leading the school. Merkle is retiring June 30.


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May 19, 2010


ART & CRAFT CLASSES Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Participants must have completed beginner classes. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 3707 Edgewood Drive, Get ready for summer and bathing suit season. First class is free. $10. Presented by StrollerFit Inc. 205-9772; Green Township.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 3241 Fiddler’s Green Road, Open year round. 574-0663. Green Township.


Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight, Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, With Ron “Johnny Rocket” Leichman and Leigh Carter. Presented by Jokes and Jazz. 251-7977. Riverside.


Art Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Price Hill Branch Library, 3215 Warsaw Ave., Different art project each month. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4490; East Price Hill.


Cruise-In, 5-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Custom cars welcome. Awards and door prizes. Value menu. Free. Presented by Jim & Jack’s on the River. 251-7977. Riverside. F R I D A Y, M A Y 2 1


Piecemakers, 2-4 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Quilters and sewers create projects to benefit the community. Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Coupon Club, 10 a.m.-noon, The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Learn how to lower your grocery bill, get discounted cosmetics and toiletries, and organize coupons. Child care available upon request. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 17. West Price Hill. River Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance and round dance club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Miamitown.


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


St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish Festival, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 4366 Bridgetown Road, Music, rides, food and more. Music by The Mix. Margaritas, Long Island iced teas and Cancun Restaurant’s chips and salsa available all weekend. Hilton Head Island golf getaway prize package at Ultimate Raffle booth, $25 gift card booth and candy raffle booth for children. All ages. Free. 574-4840. Bridgetown.


Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., bigg’s Delhi, 5025 Delhi Road, Three samples with snacks. $2. Through May 28. 354-1700. Delhi Township.

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


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


The Gamut, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Patrick’s Sports Bar, 5060 Crookshank Road, 451-1763. West Price Hill. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 2 2


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Green Township.

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Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Antoninus Parish, 1500 Linneman Road, Awards for car owners, T-shirts, door prizes, split-the-pot and concessions. Benefits Cub Scout Pack 614. Rain date: June 5. $10 to enter car, free for spectators. 451-3428; Green Township. S U N D A Y, M A Y 2 3


Evita / Unnecessary Farce, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Performance resume required. Cold readings from script. For “Evita” also prepare song that best represents voice and range, bring sheet music; dress to dance. Ages 17 and up. Performance dates: “Evita” Sept. 30-Oct. 17; “Unnecessary Farce” Oct. 28-Nov. 14. 2416550. West Price Hill.


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


Historic 1795 Cabin and Schoolhouse, 2-5 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Miami Township.



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

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



St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish Festival, 4 p.m.-1 a.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, Music by Menus 8 p.m. Free. 574-4840. Bridgetown.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m., Black Sheep Bar & Grill, 3807 North Bend Road, Free. 481-6300. Cheviot.


The Gamut, 9:30 p.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157; Riverside. KGB, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, 574-6333. Green Township.


The Gamut, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., River Saloon, 4333 River Road, 451-1157. Riverside.


Signs of Life, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Pink Floyd tribute band. Ages 18 and up. $15. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Sunset Stroll, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Mount Echo Park, 381 Elberon Ave., Evening stroll along wood’s edge. Watch for deer, rabbits, bats, raccoons and more. Meet at overlook. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 751-3679; Price Hill.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish Festival, 3-10 p.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, Senior Sunday with grilled chicken breast dinner available for purchase and preferred seating for senior citizens near performance by Curly and the Q-Balls. Free. 574-4840. Bridgetown.


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


Blessing of the Pets, 3-5 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 580 Anderson Ferry Road, All types of pets welcome. Costume contest, free pet photos plus the SPCA mobile adoption unit. Monetary or pet food donations given to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati. 673-7000. Delhi Township. M O N D A Y, M A Y 2 4

AUDITIONS Evita / Unnecessary Farce, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 2416550. West Price Hill. EXERCISE CLASSES

Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; Green Township.


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



The Remains will appear at Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, beginning at 9 p.m. this Friday May 21. For more information, call 251-7977. Fit Chix Cross Training for Women, 7:308:30 p.m., Party Hoppers, 6131 Cleves Warsaw Pike, Bring hand weights, jump rope, water and towel. $5 per class. Reservations recommended. 373-6469. Delhi Township. Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; Green Township.


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




Bop Club Dance, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Dance lessons 7-8 p.m., except last Tuesday of month. $3, members free. 251-7977; Riverside. W E D N E S D A Y, M A Y 2 6

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Intermediate Card-Making Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road, Learn new techniques and intermediate level folds. Family friendly. $8. Registration required. 389-0826. Green Township. Scrapbooking, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; West Price Hill.

Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Presented by Jim & Jack’s on the River. 251-7977. Riverside. Square Dance Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


Western Hills Job Satellite Group, 9-10:30 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave., Community members welcome to learn from and support each other in job-seeking process. Speakers present valuable content about latest in electronic resumes, LinkedIn, effective networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Free. 662-1244. Westwood. T H U R S D A Y, M A Y 2 7

Movers and Shakers, 10:30 a.m., Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave., Music and movement for toddlers. Ages 12-36 months. Free. 369-4474. Westwood.

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, Free. Registration required. 471-4673; West Price Hill.




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

Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; Green Township.

Understanding Fibromyalgia, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Conference room. Participants learn safe and natural alternative methods for addressing fibromyalgia and its symptoms. Includes dinner.Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. Presented by Doctors’ Speakers Bureau. 9416464. Westwood. T U E S D A Y, M A Y 2 5

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Beginner Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill. DANCE CLASSES

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

The first national tour of “Legally Blonde The Musical” will run at the Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., downtown Cincinnati, through Sunday, May 23. It is the story of sorority girl Elle Woods, who attends Harvard Law after her boyfriend dumps her. Performances are: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $22.50-$64.50. Visit or call 800-982-2787.


Core Power, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Party Hoppers, 6131 Cleves Warsaw Pike, $5 per class. Reservations recommended. 373-6469; Delhi Township.


Famed Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones will be signing “Dhani Tackles The Globe: Season One” Saturday, May 22, at 1 p.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. He will only be signing; there will be no talk. He will only be signing copies of the “Dhani Tackles The Globe: Season One” DVD. No memorabilia. No posed photography will be allowed. Line tickets will be issued for this event. You must buy the DVD from Joseph-Beth Booksellers in order to get the line ticket. You must have the line ticket in hand to be admitted to the line. Those without line tickets will not be admitted. For more information, call 513-396-8960 or visit


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May 19, 2010


Envy is as common as love or anger

Envy is a little bacteria living within us. It can remain small and cause minimal trouble or spread and poison the whole person. Envy and resentment can even be a cause of international or national conflict. Poorer nations may feel it toward wealthier ones, or one race or religion toward another. Psychoanalysts consider envy in making their analysis because it can be an underlying factor in relationship problems between spouses, parents, siblings, and friends. Envy is a difficult emotion to identify and integrate. “Envy is so shameful a passion that we never dare acknowledge it,” says La Rochefoucauld. After decades of hearing individuals’ confessions, I could count on one hand the people who ever mentioned envy as a personal sin of theirs. Jealousy is often mistaken for envy. They’re not the same. Jealousy is mainly concerned about love. The jealous person fears losing someone they love to a rival.

Whereas envy is the pain felt when another is perceived as possessing Father Lou some perGuntzelman so boj e nc t ,, Perspectives quality, or status that one does not have. Webster’s dictionary defines envy as “the painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess the same advantage,” to which some psychologists would add, “and often the desire to destroy the one perceived as possessing that advantage.” What are some examples of envy? It is possible to churn with envy when we perceive another as more successful, better-looking, more popular, wealthier, having a better body or youthful age, having a very desirable spouse, an influential job, higher social status, or be favored by a parent or boss, and the beat goes on. A woman so envied her sister that the predominant

motive in her life was not doing what she really enjoyed, but doing things to overtake her sister. A sports-minded man was resentful of certain athletes and their well-developed bodies. He even rejoiced when they were injured or publicly embarrassed (schadenfreude in German, “taking pleasure in others’ misfortunes”). Usually the envied person does nothing to deserve the envy of another. He or she is not responsible for the envious person’s perceived lack of the envied quality. In fact, the envied person may possess the quality because they worked hard to achieve it. To try and understand our perplexing emotion of envy, we need to see how it stems from our human desire for fulfillment. In “Urgings Of The Heart,” authors Au and Cannon offer helpful insights: “Whenever we perceive something to be a good, we are attracted to it. We feel a desire to be close to it or possess it … Envy is intrinsically related to goodness. What we each come to value and desire as good is determined by our unique

personality. “What is desirable to one person may not be so to another. Envy enters our hearts when we despair of ever receiving the good things we desire… and our despair becomes fertile soil for envy, which flourishes whenever hope is lacking.” Looked at spiritually, envy represents a refusal to accept one’s humaness and limitations. By focusing enviously on what others

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Summer salad is a cornbread winner 1 package, 81⁄2 ounces, cornbread/muffin mix 1 can, 4 ounces, chopped green chilies, undrained or 1 to 2 jalapeños, chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 1 ⁄2 teaspoon oregano 1 cup each mayonnaise and sour cream 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix 2 cans, 15 ounces each, Great Northern beans, drained 2 cans, 15 ounces each, whole kernel corn; drained or equivalent frozen corn, thawed 4 good-sized tomatoes, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 large bunch green onions, chopped 12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 3 cups shredded cheddar

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Cornbread salad for Memorial Day

One that’s worth the calories. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients. It’s easy to make.


I enjoy starting out Memorial Day with my family, going to Mass at St. Philomena church in Clermont County. It’s an outdoor mass, weather permitting. Afterwards, there’s a gun salute to the fallen veterans. We visit my parents’ graves and put vases of fresh flowers on them. The grandkids help me plant sprigs of Mom’s heirloom mint. It’s a meaningful tradition. I know many of you celebrate Memorial Day this

Prepare cornbread according to package directions but stir in chilies, cumin, oregano. Pour into sprayed 8-inch pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream and dressing mix; set aside. Crumble half the cornbread into a 13-by-9 pan. Layer with half of the rest of the ingredients and repeat layers, ending with cheese. Cover and refrigerate for two hours or more. Serves 10 to 12.

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Alandra’s wasabi-mayo dip with asparagus

Alandra is my friend, Ruth Ann Parchman’s daughter-in-law. Alandra

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2-3 pounds thin to medium asparagus, trimmed and blanched

Whisk together until sugar dissolves:

1 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce 11⁄2 teaspoons sugar 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons wasabi paste Serve asparagus with dip. Good with snap peas.

Roasted sweet rhubarb topping

I got enough rhubarb stalks from the garden to make my all-time favorite topping. Rhubarb is called “pie plant” because most folks make a rhubarb and strawberry pie with it. Rhubarb is good for our skeletal system. It contains anti-bacterial and anti-cancer properties, so it’s good to eat when in season. It’s really sour, though, so some sweetener is necessary. 1 pound rhubarb Zest and juice of an orange 1 ⁄3 to 1⁄2 generous cup sugar or equivalent Shake of cinnamon (optional but good) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut rhubarb into chunks. Toss with zest, orange and sugar. Put in small baking dish, cover

with foil and roast 20 minutes. Remove foil and roast until the juices get a bit syrupy. Add cinnamon. Serve hot, warm, room temperature or chilled on scones, or as a topping for cake and ice cream. Tip from Rita: Only the stalks of rhubarb are edible, not the leaves.

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Like Macaroni Grill’s chicken scaloppini. For Donna, a Kentucky reader. Like Manyet Bakery’s radio rolls. For Patti Dirr. “Rolled like phyllo dough wound in a coil. Sticky caramel glaze and chopped pecans with caramel icing and more pecans. It was flat, not risen.” Her husband used to drive from Crestview Hills to Newport on Saturday mornings just to buy these. Like Ruby Tuesday’s avocado ranch dressing. For Wendy McDonald, a Norwood reader. “They discontinued it and won’t share the recipe.”

Tips from readers

• Batavia reader Debbie Moffatt offers this tip for Rita’s oven-fried french fries. “We prepare them in a similar manner by parboiling the potatoes first. I want to pass on that I use my apple slicer to make the wedges and cut the ‘core’ circle in half lengthwise,” she said. • In response to Mrs. Ratterman’s request for darker sauerbraten gravy. Reader John Augustin

has a Dayton Art InstiRita tute cookHeikenfeld b o o k Rita’s kitchen recipe that uses gingersnaps for thickening and he says the gravy is dark. John has made it and declares it “delicious.” He’ll share if Mrs. Ratterman wants it. Reader Mary DeFoe suggests browning the flour in the skillet. “Takes about 20 minutes of careful watching and stirring.” Mount Lookout reader Tom Heitkamp says he tracked down a recipe from

Sauerbraten gravy 1

⁄4 cup butter 1 tablespoon sugar 1 ⁄4 cup flour Approximately 1 sauerbraten marinade (left after cooking meat) 1 cup red wine In a large saucepan, heat the butter, add the sugar and enough flour to produce a thick roux. Stir constantly and let the flour darken as much as possible without burning. Slowly add the marinade, stirring. Add the wine and simmer, stirring, until the sauce has the thickness of heavy cream. Strain the mixture through a very fine sieve and keep warm. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Faith Fellowship Church, 6734 Bridgetown Road, presents Mwangaza Children’s Choir, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19. Admission is free. The choir is a group of spirited, talented and passionate children who represent the needy and poverty stricken people of Uganda. The children tour on behalf of Africa Renewal Ministries (ARM) to worship, minister and share their message of hope through song and dance. The choir consists of 22 children, ages 8-12, from Western Uganda, who will travel the United States January through June. For information on the choir go to The church’s website is

Pet blessing

Shiloh United Methodist Church, 580 Anderson Ferry Road, will have a blessing of the pets from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 23. Pets of all types will be blessed. There will be a costume contest and free pet pictures. The Hamilton County SPCA Mobile Adoption Unit will be there for pet adoptions. All donations (monetary or pet food) will be given to SPCA.

Spring concert

The Choral Department of La Salle High School will have a Spring Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, in the La Salle gymnasium, 3091 North Bend Road. There will be performances by the La Salle Vocal Ensemble, La Salle Chorale, and the La Salle and McAuley Show Choir along with a special guest appearance by the Southern Gateway Chorus. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for

$5 at the door. For information, please email Cindy Webb at

Happy hour

The Women’s Connection is hosting a benefit happy hour from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Jefferson Hall at Newport on the Levee. Suggested donation of $10 at the door includes drink specials and light appetizers. Entertainment will be provided by folk rock band Tupelo Honey. All proceeds will support the programs and services at The Women’s Connection, a neighborhood center providing support for change by educating, empowering and enriching women, children and families. For more information about the happy hour or any services offered by The Women’s Connection, contact Aimee Shinkle, marketing and development coordinator, at 471-4673 or

Summer drama camp

This summer the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts continues its Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre Prep Program for young performers ages 10 through 13. Classes will encompass acting, improvisation, theater skills and a final performance on the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts stage. All classes are taught by experienced instructors and professional guest artists. The program will be an excellent preparation for young performers who may wish to audition for the awardwinning Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre program or audition for the Covedale’s regular season shows when they are old enough. Summer Drama Day Camp

classes run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 18, at the theater, 4990 Glenway Ave. The final performance is at 6 p.m. Friday, June 18, and is free and open to the public. Camp tuition is $100. Registration is open now and the target class size is 25 participants. Registration closes Thursday, June 10. For more information, or to register a child, call the theater at 241-6550 or visit

Dan tribute

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, at 4990 Glenway Ave., presents “Aja – A Steely Dan Tribute Band,” at 8 p.m. Friday, May 28. The Covedale will turn into Club Covedale with music and the new bar, featuring a selection of quality beers, wine and mixed drinks. Aja is a 10-piece ensemble that recreates the sounds of one of rock’s most legendary and enigmatic bands with precision and energy. The ensemble will play the Steely Dan favorites, including “Reelin’ in the Years” and “Hey Nineteen.” For Tickets call the box office at 513.241.6550 Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or log on to our website at

Water safety

The Gamble Nippert YMCA will kick-off the summer with Splash! free water safety lessons for kids ages 5 to 11 and their parents. The half-hour lessons will be scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 7 to 11 Splash! lessons will focus on backyard and community pool, boating, and beach safety. They will be taught by YMCA certified aquatic instructors. Some of what the free sessions will offer will be information for parents on accident prevention, recognizing danger, and what to do if an accident should occur. Children will receive introductory swim lessons, getting them comfortable around water, and learn about playing safe around pools. They will also receive the same swim tests that the YMCA requires of its members. Pre-registration for Splash! is required and can be made by calling the Gamble Nippert YMCA at 661-1105. The branch is at 3159 Montana Ave.

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Elegant waiter

This sign for A Taste of Class Catering, at Glenmore and Dina avenues in Cheviot, contained last week’s Scavenger Hunt clue. Here are the readers who called in a correct guess: Julie Stacey, Zoe Zeszut, Levi J. Spetz, J a n e a n d D o n W r i g h t , B o b B e t z , J o M i l l e r, C a r a G i l a r d i , M a r i a n S m i t h , S h a r o n A . L e w i s , C h a r l e s a n d D o n n a E a l y, R i c k a n d N o r a H e i n l e i n , S c o t t G a m b l e , R u t h R u b e r g , Pa t M a r v i n , A n n i e M a c k e , K e l s y K u r z h a l s , C a r o l We g m a n , D i a n e C h a l l e , t h e A m e n d fa m i l y, M a u r e e n R e i s , P a m I s s l e r, S t e v e n I s s l e r, R i c k M a d d u x a n d L o r i Conners. Turn to A1 for this week’s clue.

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keting and promotions coordinator at McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, University of Cincinnati, the largest college at UC. There, she oversees internal communications with over 6,000 students, and over 40,000 alumni. Cannon has a resume of both large and small scale design projects in the Greater Cincinnati area. She is a freelance designer and marketing consultant working with such nonprofit organizations as: City Gospel Mission, Athletes Joined Against Spondylitis, and Urban Appalachian Council . Studio San Giuseppe is a nonprofit art gallery in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building at Mount St. Joseph. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 1 p.m. -5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call Studio San Giuseppe at 513244-4314.



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and partners. The firm was founded in 1988 by Lisa Sanger and Donna Eby, both Mount St. Joseph graduates, and has grown to be one of the largest womenowned businesses in Cincinnati. • 1990s – Michelle Disbennett Jeffreys (BFA-Painting 1998, and (MFA-Painting 2001, University of Cincinnati is a professional painter whose works have been nationally exhibited in places such as the Limner Gallery and STAGE Gallery in New York. Jeffreys has exhibited in galleries around the Tristate area, most recently at Global Lead Art Gallery, and Gallery Salveo. Her work has been represented by The Chapman Friedman Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky from 2002 – 2009. • 2000s – Melanie Cannon (BA-Graphic Design 2002, and MS-Marketing 2009, University of Cincinnati) is currently the mar-

tains a studio at the Pendleton Art Center in Cincinnati. Hurley has studied at The Art Academy of Cincinnati and worked with renowned colorist and landscape painter, Wolf Kahn. Her work has been internationally exhibited and collected. She has been featured in numerous art magazine articles, and has won various awards. • 1980s – Lisa Sanger (BA-Graphic Design 1983) For more than two decades, the downtown-based interactive design and development firm of Sanger & Eby has been providing resultsfocused design solutions for a wide range of clients, including Macy’s, Fifth Third Bank, Lenscrafters Foundation, and Children’s Hospital. With a depth of background in strategy, user experience, design, and application development, Sanger & Eby has grown its business by growing the bottom lines of its clients



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“Homeland” was painted by College of Mount St. Joseph graduate M. Katherine Hurley (class of 1974) whose work will be part of an exhibit at the Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery in June.

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“Come Hear The Story of Jesus” 5421 Foley Rd. • 513-922-8363 Rev. Bob Overberg Sunday School................................ 10:00a.m. Sunday Morning Worship................ 11:00a.m. Sunday Evening ................................ 6:00p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study ...... 6:00p.m.


Gathered around state Garden Club or Ohio president Betty Cookendorfer (at center holding plaque) are club members (left to right) Carol Niehaus, Eileen Wolfer, Mary Ann Ryan, Susan Greiner, Nancy Fenton, Kathleen Weber, Jeri Timon, Sherry Goodson and Mary Anna Taylor.

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design in a wire dress form. Garden Club President Nancy Fenton accepted the plaques and cash awards April 14 at the Garden Club of Ohio Convention, hosted by the Cincinnati District at the Crowne Plaza. Western Hills Garden Club has been on quite a roll recently. Just before its Garden Club of Ohio recognition, Federated Garden Clubs of Cincinnati recognized Yearbook Chair Eileen Wolfer for continuing excellence in yearbook presentation. Wolfer has edited and designed the club’s yearbook since its inception.

events feature live music, dance or theater performances, kids’ entertainment, or healthy lifestyle education/programming. Visit throughout the summer and fall to find events brought to the community by these organizations, as well as other Cincinnati Parks events.


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Western Hills Garden Club members always knew that their group was special, continuing to beat the odds of declining membership that baffles many organizations and maintaining an ever-growing list of community garden and volunteer projects over 22 years. But when the Garden Club of Ohio named the local group Garden Club of the Year April 14 at its annual convention, the honor capped an awards luncheon, at which Western Hills Garden Club also received five first-place honors in various categories and a number of additional awards from Garden Club of Ohio, which includes more than 100 clubs and 5,000 members across the state. Top awards included: • First Place in Civic Beautification, for its annual plantings on the Purple People Bridge, coordinated by Mary Finn; • First Place in Historic Preservation, for the Delhi Historical Society Farmhouse Gardens , also coordinated by Mary Finn; • First Place in Civic Beautification Maintenance, for the Herb Garden at Delhi Floral Paradise Gardens, coordinated by Jeri Timon; • First place in Beautification/Improvement to a Public Building, for the OutPatient Surgery Courtyard Garden at Mercy Hospital Western Hills, coordinated by Carol Niehaus; and • First place for the club's newsletter, edited by Cindy Kemper. Other awards included Second Place for Publicity Press Book, written by Susan Greiner; Third Place for Yearbook, written by Eileen Wolfer; and Honorable Mention in Photography for “My Water Garden” photography by Leeann Garrett. Kay Binder won Second Place in the convention's annual Flower Show for “Bloom in Creativity,” a

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On April 9th Judy and Ed Hearn celebrated their 50th anniversary at a party given by their children Betsy Sheidler and Tom Hearn. The party was held at Twin Lanterns and about 85 family and friends attended. St. Teresa of Avila Class of 1979 Thirty-ish reunion: Aug 20 & 21. For more information, please contact Lisa Cupito at

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Donald Bosse

Donald H. Bosse Sr., 75, died May 12. Survived by his wife Barbara Bosse (nee Wimmers); children Donna Knese, Carole Hillberg, Judy Bosse, Donald Jr., Mary Kaye (Paul) Schwab; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchilBosse dren. Services were May 15 at Our Lady of Victory Church. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

Edna Carnevale

Edna Crawford Carnevale, 78, died May 6. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Mike Carnevale Jr.; sons Chip (DJ Hurr), Michael (Deana) Carnevale; grandchildren Alyssa, Anna, Andrea, Christine, Nick Carnevale; brother Charles Crawford. Services were May 11 at Our Lady of Victory Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Corrine Ebert

Corrine Cook Ebert, 91, died May 9. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Dorothy “Dee” Meyer, Urban “Sonny” (Carol) Ebert Jr.; grandchildren Jim (Debbie) Meyer, Melinda (Dan) Klenk, Cindy (Barry) Phillips, Mike (Toni), David (Lori) Ebert, Pam (late Rob) Umney, Patty (Dan) Hils; 18 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Urban Ebert. Services were May 13 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Gerald Ellison

Gerald “Gerry,” Ellison, 85, died May 12.

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He was a Army veteran of World War II. He was a welder for the city of Cincinnati and a Real Estate agent. Preceded in death by his wife Ruth A. Ellison. Survived by daughter Jan (Bruce) Adams; granddaughter Heather (Rob) Saylor; and great-grandchilEillison dren Robbie, Donovan and Lauren. Services were May 14 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Ave. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, PO Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH.

Mary Ann Forte

Mary Ann Burke Forte, 80, Green Township, died May 6. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Edward Forte; sons Anthony (Annette), Nicholas Forte; grandsons Dominic, Vincent Forte; sisters Margaret Bechler, Rita Haley. Preceded in death by parents Ralph, Catherine Burke, siblings Ralph Burke, Catherine Eisenacher. Services were May 14 at St. Bernard Church, Taylor Creek. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597, or St. Ladre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004-1001.

Jeanne Halloran

Jeanne Purcell Halloran, 83, Delhi Township, died May 10. Survived by daughter Nancy (Mike) Baker; grandchildren Justin, Elizabeth, Leah, Tom Baker. Preceded in death by husband Thomas Halloran, daughter Margaret Halloran. Services were May 13 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Teresa of Avila Tuition Assistance Fund or Hospice of Cincinnati.

Jill Hauser

Jill (nee Brandt) Hauser of Love-

DEATHS land died May 11. Survived by husband, Bill Hauser; children, Holly and Jeff Hauser; siblings, Ken (Susan) Brandt, Jim (Karen) Brandt and Jack (Michele) Brandt; and father-inlaw, Robert Hauser Hauser. Preceded in death by brother, Bill (Linda) Brandt III; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Hauser; and parents, William and Dolores Brandt. Services were May 14 at St. Ann’s Church, Groesbeck. Memorials to: S.P.C.A., 11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home.

William Holcombe

William Holcombe, 79, Cheviot, died May 7. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 100. Survived by wife Margaret “Megan” Holcombe; eight children; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Services were May 12 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

Frank Huesing

Frank “Bud” Huesing, 87, died May 11. He was a service manager at Goodyear Tire, a clerk at the United States Post Office annex at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, a World War II Army veteran, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, and a 60-year member of St. Henry Church, Erlanger. Preceded in death by his wife Audrey Huesing. Survived by daughters Sandra, Arlene Trumble, Debra Ecksetin and Renee Chaney; sister JoAnn Reckers; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services were May 15 at St. Henry Church. Memorials to American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH., 45203; or St. Henry District High School, 3755 Scheben Drive, Erlanger, Ky., 41018. Arrangements by Linnemann Funeral Homes, Commonwealth Avenue, Erlanger, Ky.


Joseph Hickerton, 22, 4086 Ebenezer Road, driving under the influence at Glenmore Avenue and Forest Avenue, May 8. Brandon Hall, 22, 1514 Corvallis St. No. 1, driving under suspension, May 6. Regina Reece, 23, 3728 Borden St., driving under suspension, May 7. Douglas Mitchell, 31, 3478 Hazelwood Ave. No. 3, driving under suspension, May 8. Gwendolyn Vasquez, 25, no address listed, possession of drug paraphernalia at 3954 Washington Ave., May 4. Donald Morgan, 45, 3312 Harrison Ave., disorderly conduct, May 6. Thomas Fain, 21, 1137 Groesbeck, warrant, May 7.

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Mona Hummel

Mona A. (Ernest) Hummel, 57, died May 13. She was a homemaker. Survived by her husband Tom Hummel, stepsons Mike (Lisa) and Scott (Jacki) Hummel; grandchildren Scott Hummel Jr. and Belle Hummel; sisters Kathleen Hill, Jennifer Metcalf, Sandra Hummel Meza; brother David Roark; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her brother Albert Ernest III and stepmother Shirley Roark. Services were May 17 at Arlington Memorial Gardens Chapel, 2145 Compton Road. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home, 3155 Harrison Ave., Westwood.

Mary Imholte

Mary J. Imholte, 92, Western Hills, died May 7. She was a sales clerk at Shillito’s. Survived by children Patricia (the late Milt Goedde and the late Stan Luken) Luken, Joseph (Mary Beth), Richard (Janet), Margie Imholte, Mary Jo (Will) Fliehman, many grandchildren, great- and greatgreat-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Joseph Imholte, son James Imholte. Services are May 11 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Karen Kingsley

Karen R. Kingsley, 66, Green Township, died May 9. She was owned the Kings Kut Barber Shop in Reading. Survived by brother William (Nancy) Kingsley; nephews Robert, Michael Kingsley. Preceded in death by parents William, Dorothy Kingsley. Services were May 14 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati.

Peggy Klopp

Margaret “Peggy” Weber Klopp, 94, died May 10. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Carol (Steve) Bell, Richard (Cindy), John (Peggy), James (Linda) Klopp; grandchildren Mike (Sharon), Mark (Jen), Sara (Josh), Julie (Craig), Matthew, Katie, Michael, Caroline, Melissa (Brad), Brian; great-grandchildren Max, Gus, Elizabeth, Finn, Andrew; daughter-in-law Kathie (Jerry) Moeddel. Preceded in death by husband Joseph Klopp, son Joseph Klopp, parents Fred, Rose Weber, siblings Fred, Jack Weber, Rosemary McCoy. Services were May 15 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Daily Bread, P.O. Box 14862, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

Dorothy Lampe

Dorothy Gavin Lampe, 75, Dent, died May 9. Survived by husband Edward Lampe; children Rick (Julie) Lampe, Theresa (Jeff) O’Brien; grandchildren Cassie, Luke Lampe; siblings Betty Morman, John, Tom, Jim Gavin, Mary Lou Niehaus. Preceded in death by daughter Linda Lampe. Services were May 12 at Bayley Place. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Mary Leidenbor

Mary “Mike” McDonald Leidenbor, 80, Cheviot, died May 6. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Scott (Connie) Leidenbor, Sandy (Tom) Martin; grandchildren Kristy (Rob) Brown, Kelly (Steve) Krummen, Katie Martin, Anthony, Matthew Leidenbor; greatgrandchildren Kyle, Kailey Krummen, Emma Brown. Services were May 11 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Spina Bifida of Cincinnati, 3245 Deborah Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45239.

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Fern C. (Romelli) Roberto, 79,

Maye L. Altieri, 27, 2602 Montana Ave. No. 1, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., May 8. Victor Winningham, 21, 9177 Preakness, disorderly conduct at 3727 Harrison Ave., May 9. Paul Conway, 40, 6298 Starview Drive, warrant, May 10.



Television, laptop, cell phone and assorted jewelry stolen from home at 3540 St. Martin Place, May 5.

Criminal damaging

Screen door broken on home at 3512 Homelawn Ave., May 5. Motorcycle damaged when it was kicked over at 3721 Harrison Ave., May 8.


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died May 5. She was a homemaker. Preceded in death by her husband Louis A. Roberto. Survived by children LuAnn Roberto, Tina (Greg) Kroeger, Vincent (Sharon) Roberto, Gina Roberto; grandchildren Vincent, Melissa, Roberto Carly, Rhianna and Leah; great-grandchildren Tony and Lily; and brothers Roy and Patrick Romelli. Also preceded in death by her son Tony Roberto. Services were May 17 at San Antonio Chapel, Queen City and White avenues. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Ave.

Michael Roberts

Michael E. Roberts, 50, of Price Hill, died May 10. He was a Marine veteran and was a maintenance man at S&E Properties. Survived by father Ed Roberts; step-mother Shirley Roberts; children Desiree, Michael and Dustin Roberts; sister Shirlee Roberts O’Brien; step-brother Richard Kitchen; and six grandchildren Services were May 14 at Caudill Cemetery in Sharkey, Ky. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home, 4122 Glenway Ave.

Mary Stewart

Mary Kaiser Stewart, 67, Green Township, died May 7. She was a food purchaser at Mercy Hospital. Survived by husband Norman Stewart; sons Norman (Christina) Jr., Daniel (Chanda), Mark (Kari) Stewart; brother John (Becky) Kaiser; 12 grandchildren. Services were May 12 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home.

About police reports The Community Press publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Cheviot: Chief David Voss, 661-2700 (days), 661-2917 (evenings). • Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Kim Frey, 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. Farmers at 4109 North Bend Road, May 8. Copper piping stolen from home at 3516 Meadow Ave., May 8. Money stolen from purse inside vehicle at 3385 Alta Vista Ave., May 9. Vehicle stolen from parking lot at 3528 Harrison Ave., May 6.

Purse and contents stolen from shopping cart at Goodwill at 3980 North Bend Road, May 5. Money stolen from home at 3850 Taft Ave., May 5.

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Sealed proposals shall be addressed to and will be received by the Fiscal Officer of Green Township at the Administrative Complex, 6303 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45247-6498 until June 10, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. for the following Township work GREEN TOWNSHIP DIEHL ROAD PARK - PHASE 4. Detail information for the work may be obtained at the Office of the Assistant Director of Public Services. Cost for bid package will be $60.00 nonrefundable. For more information please call 574-8832. Furnishing all necessary labor, materi als, and equipment for Green Township DIEHL ROAD PARK - PHASE 4 in constructing maintenance garage, shelter house, restroom facilities and dugouts. All work is to conform to current State of Ohio Department of Transportation Construction and Materials Specifications with supplements and changes thereto. Each proposal must be accompanied by a hundred percent bid guarantee bond or a certified check, cashier’s check or letter of credit on a solvent bank in an amount equal to ten percent of the bid, conditioned that the bidder shall, if his bid is accepted, execute a contract in conformity to the invitation and his bid. Bidders must use the printed forms provided. The bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a Corporate Surety Company Bond in a sum equal to one hundred percent of the total bid price, conditioned according to the law. All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio Products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administra tive Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required. Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Hamilton County and the (Green Township, Hamilton County), Ohio as determined by the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Wage and Hour Division, (614) 644-2239 The Trustees of Green Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, reserve the right to reject any or all bids, or to accept or reject any part thereof. Attest: David Linnenberg, Chairman Thomas J. Straus, Fiscal Officer Close of Bidding: 10:00 a.m., June 10, 2010 0266




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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Brandon Stone, born 1987, obstruction of official business, 5770 Glenway Ave., May 9. Danny Lee Butz, born 1963, disorderly conduct, 3068 Jadaro Court, May 9. Luther Harris, born 1975, domestic violence, 3405 Gerold Drive, May 4. Moriyyah Israel, born 1967, endangering child neglect, 2322 Ferguson Road, May 7. Daryl W. Strunk, born 1986, drug abuse, trafficking, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia, 3016 Boudinot Ave., May 8. Tony Lee Portis, born 1962, criminal damaging or endangerment, 2590 Queen City Ave., May 1. Toddia Nolen, born 1990, endangering child neglect, 2498 Queen City Ave., May 9. Henry Allen Payne, born 1959, possession of drugs, 2601 Westwood Northern Blvd. May 8. Tony D. Simpson, born 1971, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., May 1. Ameena K. Muhammad, born 1983, endangering child neglect, 6140 Glenway Ave., May 9. Brian R. Barrow, born 1969, violation of temporary protection order, 3024 Montclair Ave., May 4. Corena Lewis, born 1982, passing check with no/insufficient funds, 6165 Glenway Ave., May 5. Cristen M. Lucas, born 1982, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3186 Harrison Ave., May 4. Cynthia Williams Berry, born 1953, domestic violence, 2448 Ferguson Road, May 6. Daniel Payne, born 1983, robbery, 2625 Montana Ave., May 3. Denson D. Conn, born 1969, assault, 3013 Aquadale Lane, May 4. Derrick E. Whicker, born 1987, obstruction of official business, 3068 Jadaro Court, May 9. Heather Nicole Case, born 1981, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., May 4. John W. Spencer, born 1968, theft under $300, 3200 Harrison Ave., May 3. Rodriquez Black, born 1967, theft $300 to $5,000, 2322 Ferguson Road, May 6. Scharlene C Reister, born 1952, theft under $300, 2310 Ferguson Road, May 5. Steven J. Merkle, born 1956, violation of temporary protection order, 2628 Anderson Ferry Road, May 4. Tasha Thorpe, born 1985, robbery, 2322 Ferguson Road, May 8. Todd P. Pittman, born 1977, illegal prescription/false statement, 2310 Ferguson Road, May 3.

Tremel D. Thomas, born 1968, domestic violence, 2900 Wardall Ave., May 7. Vincent George-Michael Lanza, born 1979, domestic violence, 2797 Shaffer Ave., May 8. William F. Allen, born 1967, assault, 3565 Carmel Terrace, May 9.

Incidents Aggravated burglary

2424 Ferguson Road, May 6.

Aggravated robbery

2371 Queen City Ave., April 30. 5555 Glenway Ave., May 3.

Breaking and entering

2915 Four Towers Drive, May 2.


2801 Montana Ave., April 19. 3072 S. Hegry Circle, April 16. 3203 Gobel Ave., April 18. 3318 Felicity Drive, April 21. 3363 Queen City Ave., April 20. 2463 Boudinot Ave., April 27. 2522 Homestead Place, April 25. 2623 Montana Ave., April 27. 2711 Erlene Drive, April 26. 3340 Stathem Ave., April 28. 2468 Oaktree Place, April 30. 2720 Queen City Ave., April 30. 2909 Montclair Ave., May 1. 3020 Harrison Ave., May 5. 3057 Bracken Woods Lane, May 3. 3820 Boudinot Ave., May 1.

Felonious assault

2251 Harrison Ave., April 20. 2642 Harrison Ave., April 19. 3000 McHenry Ave., April 19. 3148 McHenry Ave., April 29. 3264 Werk Road, April 26. 2724 Anderson Ferry Road, May 3.

Grand theft

2435 Harrison Ave., April 20. 2702 East Tower Drive, April 21. 2790 Shaffer Ave., April 17. 3015 Feltz Ave., April 20. 3073 North Hegry Circle, April 23. 3113 Westwood Northern Blvd., April 16. 3159 Montana Ave., April 17. 3175 Ferncrest Court, April 16. 3483 Stathem Ave., April 16. 3663 Challen St., April 20. 5131 Glencrossing Way, April 17. 5675 Glenway Ave., April 21. 2900 Westwood Northern Blvd., April 27. 3060 Westknolls Lane, April 26. 3205 Mayridge Court, April 29. 3299 Midway Ave., April 28. 3314 Epworth Ave., April 28. 5800 Glenway Ave., April 26. 5856 Glenway Ave., April 27. 2310 Ferguson Road, May 1. 2670 Mustang Drive, May 2. 3023 Bracken Woods Lane, May 3. 3039 Montana Ave., May 4. 3611 Schwartze Ave., May 5. 5555 Glenway Ave., May 1. 6165 Glenway Ave., May 3.

Petit theft

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Cordless drill and an extension cord stolen from home’s garage at 5272 Rybolt Road, April 30. Television stolen from clubhouse at Clearwater Crossing Homeowners Association at 4513 Clearwater, April 30. Toolbox, wrench set, table saw, framing nailer, cordless drill, cable ties and soldering iron stolen from home’s garage at 7440 Wessel-

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Argument between parent and child at South Road, April 28. Argument between spouses at Rybolt Road, April 28. Argument between estranged spouses at Sheed Road, May 1. Argument between parent and child at Crestmoor, May 1. Argument between family members at West Fork Road, May 3. Argument between spouses at Eula Avenue, May 6.

Property damage

Rear quarter panel damaged on vehicle when struck by shopping cart at 3491 North Bend Road, April 30. Window broken on vehicle by unknown means at 6000 Colerain Ave., May 3. Vehicle windshield damaged when hit with unknown material that flew off another vehicle while traveling at 6521 Taylor Road, May 4.



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