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Cheviot presenting inaugural family day for city residents By Kurt Backscheider

Stephania and Michael Urbisci stand above the intersection of Harrison Avenue and New Rybolt Road, where their daughter Melissa was killed four years ago. It is one of the most dangerous intersections in the county. MEG VOGEL FOR THE ENQUIRER

Tragic turn leads to parents’ fight By Carrie Blackmore Smith

A decade ago, traffic jams got so bad at times on Harrison Avenue at Interstate 74 in Green Township that the line of vehicles would back up onto the highway. Irate drivers cursed the quagmire, created by a wave of new residents and visitors to new shopping developments in the area, including a Kohl’s store, which left them sitting bumper to bumper – sometimes through a succession of lights at Rybolt Road. State, county and township officials rushed in, adding lanes and reconfiguring the corridor at a cost of $6.6 million. Even today, though, the intersection causes problems. Over the last three years, Harrison and Rybolt had the worst rate of accidents of any in suburban Hamilton County, an Enquirer analysis of county data shows. That rise, and persistent pressure from a father who lost his daughter in a 2010 crash there, prompted a recent review of crashes by officials at the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office, who think they’ve uncov-

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CHEVIOT — City residents are invited to spend an afternoon and evening celebrating the community at Harvest Home Park. Cheviot officials and members of the Cheviot ROCKS committee are organizing the inaugural Cheviot Family Day to give residents an opportunity to get to know their neighbors and experience what the city is all about. The family day runs 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the city park, 3961 North Bend Road. “This event is being held for residents to ensure we live up to our motto of ‘Big City Spirit, Small Town Charm,’ ” Ward 4 Councilman William Clark III said. Festivities include free swimming in the Cheviot Municipal Pool, a demonstration by the Cheviot Police De-

partment K9, Charlie, and a bicycle safety course for children who bring their bikes. The city will also have its fire engines, police cruisers and public works trucks on display for children to explore. Clark said there will be several games for children, a pickle eating contest sponsored by Maury’s Tiny Cove, live music by local bands, a cookie baking contest for residents and an interdepartmental chili cook-off among the police, fire and public works crews. Residents who want to enter the cookie baking contest can bring two dozen of their best cookies to the park from 2-3 p.m. Cookies will be judged and the best cookie in Cheviot will be awarded, Clark said. Food will be available for purchase for a nominal charge – dinner for about $1 per person, he said. A highlight of the celebration will be the dedicaSee CHEVIOT, Page A2


Overall, crash rates have fallen in recent years in Hamilton County, due in part to better partnerships and cooperation between local and state government, said Hamilton County Engineer Ted Hubbard. These suburban intersections continually top the list. Intersection


Accidents* 24.3 25.3

Vehicles† 33,488 44,262

Crash rate‡ 1.991 1.568

Harrison and Rybolt Harrison and Old Rybolt/ I-74 East Five Mile and Beechmont North Bend and West Fork Eight Mile and Beechmont Galbraith and Colerain Springdale and Colerain Kenwood and Montgomery

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ered the main problem. Nearly 30 percent of the crashes are occurring in one spot – when drivers turn left, crossing three lanes of traffic. The engineer’s office is now con-

Source: Enquirer analysis of Hamilton County Engineer’s Office data

sidering changes, so long as it doesn’t recreate the traffic nightmare that the new intersection was constructed to fix.

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City leaders in Cheviot are organizing the inaugural Cheviot Family Day at Harvest Home Park. The city pool will be open, Cheviot police and fire vehicles will be on display and several city businesses will have booths set up at the June 4 community event. FILE

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Green Twp. to fix 11 streets this summer By Kurt Backscheider

GREEN TWP. — Eleven township streets will get facelifts this summer. The township is repairing the streets as part of the 2014 street rehabilitation program. The board of trustees approved a resolution at its last meeting to advertise for bids for the project. Green Township Director of Public Services Joe Lambing said the cost of this year’s program is an estimated $1.3 million. The township will use tax increment financing

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funds to pay for the work, he said. Each winter Lambing and two mainteLambing nance foremen drive along all the neighborhood streets the township is charged with maintaining and rate the surface conditions. Lambing said they then get together and determine which streets are in most need of repair. Streets identified for repair this summer will be resurfaced and get new curbs where needed. This winter’s weather was fairly harsh on all township streets overall, but Lambing said the winter didn’t impact which streets will be repaired. The township generally has a good idea which residential streets are due for repair a couple years in advance, and while this


winter didn’t result in any streets requiring immediate repair, he said some streets were pushed higher on the priority list. For example, there are a few streets the township didn’t plan to resurface until 2017, but they may now need attention in 2015 or 2016, he said. Lambing expects the township to receive bids by early June, and he said construction for this year’s program should begin in mid-June. All the work is expected to wrap up by November, he said. Residents who live on streets getting repaired will receive a letter detailing the construction schedule for their street, Lambing said. No detours will be in place, but he said residents may likely experience some minor construction inconveniences. Green Township is responsible for maintaining 512 residential streets throughout the township.

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tion of Harvest Home Park’s new fitness trail, he said. “We are striving to provide more recreation for children and adults within our city,” Clark said. Caroline Statkus, Cheviot’s economic development director, said community development is more than just revenues and businesses. It’s also about social experiences and helping people feel part of the community, she said. Many city businesses are donating goods and services, or providing them at cost, as a way to give back to the community. Clark said Up Up & Away Comics will give free comics to children, R&R Quality Meats is donating food, as is Lenny’s Fruits and Vegetables, and CVS will provide free water to those in attendance.

St. Teresa of Avila third-graders, from left, Eli Crawford, Austin Bass, Jacob Roth, Hayden Angevine, Noah Angevine, Aidan Latscha and Carter Cowens act goofy for the camera during the school’s annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser. THANKS TO COLLEEN ROTH

St. Teresa students raise nearly $11K with walk-a-thon PRICE HILL — Students at St. Teresa of Avila School surpassed their goal for this year’s walka-thon fundraiser. Each spring the St. Teresa Parent Teacher Group organizes the walk fundraiser and donates the money to the school. This year’s walka-thon was April 25.

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Michael Urbisci is happy the wheels of change are beginning to turn. Maybe it will save another father from his grief. Four years ago, Urbisci’s 20-year-old son, Alessandro, was driving with his 22-year-old sister, Melissa, in the passenger seat. The two had just signed a lease on an apartment and excitedly talked about living together. As Alessandro turned left onto Rybolt from Harrison, a pickup truck entered the intersection and collided with the siblings’ car. Melissa, a nursing student at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and a popular Zumba instructor, didn’t survive. Soon after the crash, Michael Urbisci approached Green Township officials to share his concerns. “Was the yellow light too short?” Urbisci asked. “Is 40 mph an appropriate speed limit?” Officials listened, but


Students walk up and down Rulison Avenue in front of the school to earn money. After this year’s walk they enjoyed music, games and shaved ice. Representatives from Q102 stopped by the school to kick off the walk with a pep rally. Colleen Roth, president of the Parent Teach-

er Group, said they set a goal to raise $10,000 with this year’s walk. The students raised $10,988. She thanked the many area businesses who supported the Parent Teacher Group in sponsoring this year’s fundraiser. “It was a great success,” Roth said.

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at the time the intersection was brand new, completed less than a year before. There wasn’t enough data to stipulate change, they told him. “I knew it would happen again,” Urbisci said. “Unfortunately, I was right.” This February, Thomas Brooks, 28, died in another crash. He too was a passenger, killed in a left-turn collision. Urbisci, accompanied this time by Brooks’ parents, again demanded that officials reconsider traffic patterns at the intersection. This time, the statistics showed a disturbing trend: Seventythree accidents have been reported at Harrison and Rybolt in the last three years, according to the county engineer’s office, 22 of them between a car turning left and a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction and 19 of them in one particular lane. What has presented itself is a “grossly imbalanced” crash rate in the far right lane, closest to Kohl’s, between vehicles that turn left into the shopping center and vehicles in the curb lane that intend to drive through the intersection and onto a ramp to I-74, said Hamilton County

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Engineer Ted Hubbard. “In the last three years we see the imbalance get even more significant,” Hubbard said. The engineer’s office is analyzing traffic patterns to determine whether or not to protect all left-hand turns from this spot, meaning oncoming traffic would always have a red light when cars are turning left. It would cost almost nothing to reset the lights, Hubbard said. The other option is to make the curb lane a right turn-only lane, but that would disrupt the flow of traffic onto the interstate, Hubbard said. The analysis should be completed in coming weeks, Hubbard said, but any change at that light will likely increase the amount of time motorists spend at the intersection, and with the traffic volume, he also anticipates an increase in rear-end collisions. Urbisci is only partly satisfied. His daughter died turning left the opposite direction, but officials say the accident rate there doesn’t rise to the threshold of changes. “I am hopeful the crashes will be reduced,” Urbisci said, “if not, I hope they will be willing to reconsider.”

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BRIEFLY Oak Hills leaders attend heroin summit

Several Oak Hills Local School District administrators, community members and Highlander stakeholders attended the first heroin summit for schools at WorthingtonKilbourne High School in Columbus in late April.

The program began with remarks from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Governor John Kasich. After hearing several different speakers, including parents who recently lost their children to drug abuse, the attendees split into teams to talk about their communities and the rise of heroin usage among

teens and young adults. “The district plans to work with local officials in hosting a local summit to discuss the increase of heroin use in our community,” Oak Hills Superintendent To

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Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes announced the deadline for applying for a significant property tax reduction is coming up. Applications for the state’s Homestead Exemption must be made by Monday, June 2. Every property owner who is 65 or older, or is permanently disabled, is eligible for the exemption. Annual tax savings under this program in Hamilton County range from about $350 to $740 per property owner. The exemption results in no loss in taxes to communities or schools as the reduction is made up by the state. Rhodes said it is espe-

The Cheviot Fraternal Order of Eagles are hosting a benefit concert from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Titled “Lil’ Bit Country, Lil’ Bit Rock n’ Roll,” the concert features the vocals of local singers and music by Taylor Sunderhaus. The concert takes place at the Eagles hall, 3807 Glenmore Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the concert support the Eagles and their efforts to assist the community. Tickets are $5 each. Tables of eight or more are available and must be reserved prior to the event.

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cially important this year for owners who turned 65 before Jan.1and may have overlooked the program. If they don’t apply by June 2 they have to wait until next year and will be subject to a new income test. This is the last chance to get in the program regardless of income. The state legislature has re-established an income test for property owners who turn 65 on or after Jan. 1, 2014. Those with annual incomes over $30,500 (not counting Social Security payments) will no longer be eligible for the program. Existing Homestead Exemption recipients will not be affected nor will those who were 65 prior to January 1, 2014, provided they are already in the program or they register for it before June 2 this year, Rhodes said. Call the auditor’s office at 946-4099 for an application or with any questions about the Homestead Exemption program.

The Oak Hills Local School District Board of Education announced four upcoming special board meetings. The board is expected to conduct the majority of the meetings in executive session to discuss personnel. Special board meetings are set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25; 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8; and 8 a.m. Monday, July 14. All meetings will take place at the district office, 6325 Rapid Run Road.

Westwood Civic lauds best yards

The Westwood Civic Association is seeking nominations for its Yards of the Month program. Each month the association will recognize up to 10 attractive, well-maintained residential or business properties in the neighborhood. Interested neighbors, volunteers and the Yards of the Month nominating committee choose the properties for Yards of the Month. To make a nomination, contact Shawntee Stallworth-Schramm at shawn tee.n.s.schramm@gmail. com.


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» Centre College – Josh Rieskamp. » University of Dayton – Adam Cassedy, Andrea Trach, Ashley Berding, Adelyn Boyle, Anna Combs, Allison Cremering, Jamie Dell, Catherine Dugan, Sidney Jasper, Andy Kurzhals, Jourdan Lyons, Elizabeth Miller, Meghan Morand, Erin Murray, Nicole Behler, Ashlyn Porter, Chelsea Rose, Kathryn Schwaeble, Noelle Schwarz, Heather Smith, Brooke Sroczynski, Gregory Versteeg, Sarah Welling, Madelynne Whelan. » Washington University (St. Louis) – Emily Brandt Luken.


» Clemson University – Sarah Frances Spohr. » Ohio Christian University – Jennifer Lanzillotta. » University of Dayton – Ashley Berding, Adelyn Boyle, Dan Buelterman, Allison Cremering, Jamie Dell, David Farwick, Michelle Heidemann, Andy Kurzhals, Timothy Lee, Olivia Meinhardt, Ashlyn Porter, Alex Schatzman, Leah Schiller, Peter Schulcz, Gregory Versteeg, Sarah Welling.

On campus

» Michele Sweeney of Cleves was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Sweeney was initiated at Ohio University. » Jennifer Taylor, a master’s student in the Global Field Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to India in summer 2014 to study species, deities and communities. As a student in the master’s program, Taylor has also traveled to Belize to study approaches to environmental stewardship. » Wittenberg University student Braden Crouse of Cleves was inducted as one of 33 new members of Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society that seeks to recognize and to encourage scholarship among first-year college men. Selection is based entirely on achieving a 3.5 cumulative grade point average for fall semester of the first year. » Charlotte Schaeffer was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Schaeffer was initiated at Miami University.

Western Hills students visit Fidelity campus to learn financial skills More than 100 Western Hills High School students will be more prepared for their futures, thanks to volunteers with Fidelity Investments. The eighth-grade students from Western Hills High School participated in Junior Achievement’s Economics for Success financial literacy program at Fidelity Investments’ campus in Covington. As part of the program, students spent the day participating in hands-on activities taught by more than 50 Fidelity employee volunteers and in sessions focused on personal financial literacy concepts, business and economic fundamentals, and workplace competencies. “Our goal is to ensure that more students have access to basic financial education concepts and that they are more prepared for their futures,” said Nicole Gordon, manager of community relations for Fidelity Investments. “It’s important to prepare them now so they’ll make smarter financial decisions down the road.” Through the Economics for Success programming, the Western Hills High School stu-

Fidelity employee Thomas Ewing with students from Western Hills High School. THANKS TO SHANNAN BOYER

dents had the opportunity to discuss college and career options and learn about concepts such as gross income, credit, debit, and skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and data interpretation. Andy Venosa, one of Fideli-

ty’s employee volunteers, finds working with the students extremely rewarding. “It’s great to contribute to something that opens a child’s eyes to their future. We’re showing them things they may never have seen before.”

More information about the Junior Achievement Economics for Success financial literacy program is available by contacting Nicole Gordon with Fidelity Investments at 859-6406465 or by emailing


University of Findlay Merit Scholarships – Kayla Byrd, $10,000; Scott Enneking, $15,000; Lauren Grosheim, $16,000.


The following third- through sixthgrade students earned honors for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

High honors Coleman Barnett, Heather Cochran, Josclyn Cross, Cole Frondorf, Tyle Gall, Alyssa Greco, Celina Harris, Isabella Holder, Macy Ilg, Joshua Irvin, Caleb Johnson, Mackenzie Johnston, Graham Knapp, Erin Martin, Lauren Pfeiffer, Jonathan Santiago, Nathaliz Santiago, Gwendolyn Schumann, Casey Thoma, Olivia Timmers and Evan Underhill.

Our Lady of Lourdes kindergarten students collected mittens and gloves for a neighboring school. From left: first row, Lily Liesch, Katie Watters, Callie Preston, Marni Slack, Naomi Tedess, Ella Kelsey, Roger Waddell, Logan Than, Semhar Ruffin and Anna Watters; second row, Meegan McNally, Charles Lawson, Claire Kreimer, Carson Adkins, Paige Ewald, Brionna Corroll, Brett McQuillan, Mason Atwood, Kaylee Williams and Nicholas Lyons. THANKS TO SUE BROERMAN

HELPING HANDS, WARM HANDS Our Lady of Lourdes School kindergarten classes recently completed a service project by collecting new or

gently used mittens/gloves to provide the students in need at St. Boniface in Northside.

Students collected 150 pairs of mittens. The students showed their “Tiger Pride” by sharing and caring for others.

Honors Andy Au, Casey Bick, Jacob Blanton, Tristyn Bordicks, Fabien Brandon, Bria Bryant, Melvin Bryan, Jack Burns, Lydia Case, Isabel Catron, Alicia Cave, Chloe Cobb, Rachel Cohn, Kenneth Dailey, Isaiah Davis-Spurling, Jakiya Evans, Jasmyn Fears, Gabrielle FoldsParks, Megan Franke, Bianca Gilmore, Killian Graves, Chance Greene, Soda Guisse, Jaila Hamilton, Aiden Hammock, Asheton Hannah, Alicia Harris, Ethan Hayes, Kaitlyn Heinecke, Angelyna Helgenberger, Vivian Hockenberry, Ethan Holland, Camden Holloway, David Holt, Aidan Horstmeier, Assitan Keita, Claire Kennedy, Cameron Koehler, Madison Krauser, Ayana Lee, Kennedi Lewis, Kristionna Lockhart-Petty, Katherine Louderback, Brooklyn Matthews, Jacob McCourt, Riley Meininger, Djienaba Ndiaye, Takko Ndiaye, Brady Ohmer, Alaina Olding, Aidan Ormsbee, Samantha Osborn, Caitlin Peckinpaugh, Kevin Phelps, Janaya Render, Anna Riesenbeck, Sophia Roebel, Tatum Rogers, Allison Scott and Gabriel Spiegel.



The mock trial team from Oak Hills High School recently won the 28-team University of Cincinnati Invitational for the second year in a row. Best Witness awards were won by Chloe Hassett, Monica Hermann and Isabel Hassett. Paul Greve added a Best Attorney award. The team scored over 30 points higher than the second-place team, which in mock trial is considered a blowout. From left: adviser Brady Faust, Emma Cliffe, adviser Nick Coorey, Chloe Hassett, Julia Greve, Paul Greve, legal adviser Zach Bahorik and Montell Brown. PROVIDED

Sixth-grade students from St. Teresa of Avila School completed a Photosynthesis Web Hunt. They used laptops to navigate through an online photosynthesis simulation. Pictured are Megan Bihl and Abby Simon. PROVIDED





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Highlanders, Panthers drop sectional title games By Tom Skeen

Seton junior Carly Stagge works around two Worthington Kilbourne defenders.THANKS TO MIKE O’CONNOR

Saints march home

The Seton High School lacrosse team saw its season come to an end following a 21-7 loss to Worthington Kilbourne High School May 20 in the Division II regional semifinals. It was the second-straight year the Saints’ season came to an end with a loss to the Wolves. Seton ends its season at 9-8.

Seton sophomore Taylor Frommeyer carries the ball between three Worthington Kilbourne defenders.THANKS TO MIKE O’CONNOR

CINCINNATI — Entering their Division I sectional final game against Mason, the Oak Hills High School baseball team boasted a fielding percentage just under .950, but coach Chuck Laumann saw that number dip after his guys committed four errors in the first two innings against the Comets en route to a seasonending10-2 loss May 22 at Jack Adam Stadium. “When you give them six unearned runs and give (Mason pitcher Rodney Hutchison) a six-run lead, you just can’t overcome that,” Laumann said following the loss. “He gets into a groove and he can throw anything he wants without any pressure on him.” Hutchison limited the Highlanders to just one earned run over six and twothirds innings. “Me personally, it was a disappointment,” Laumann added. “I had a lot of confidence coming into the game.” Oak Hills had Mason’s number throughout the season despite losing two of the three games the teams played this season. The Comets scored three runs late in the game to win the first matchup between the two teams 6-3 April 12 before the Highlanders won at Mason 11-4 two weeks later. When you throw in the result of the third game it summarizes the Highlanders’ season.

“It was a roller coaster,” Laumann said. “We had some very positive things happen, had some kids do some great things and go above and beyond the call of duty from the leadership perspective and performance perspective.” The loss marks the careers of nine seniors. It’s a group Laumann’s watched grow since they were in little league. “I’ve had a special relationship with a lot of them,” he added. “(I’ve been) coaching (my son) Ben, Jake Collinsworth, Cejay Henson and Matt Baas since they were 5, 6, 7 years old since Little League. Watching this group grow and go out together with the success they had this year is great, but just seeing them go, they’re going to be missed.” Elder High School had similar fate to that of the Highlanders. After both teams went scoreless for the first seven innings of their Division I sectional final game against Lakota East, the Panthers allowed 10 runs to in the top of the eighth inning en route to a 10-0 loss to the Thunderhawks May 20. Shane Smith pitched a flawless seventh innings before exiting the game after allowing a run in the top of the eighth. Elder ends its season at 19-8 after capturing the schools’ first Greater Catholic League title since 2006.

Oak Hills senior Jayson Essell rears back and fires a pitch to the plate in the fifth inning of Oak Hills’ 10-2 loss to Mason in a Division I sectional final May 22 at Jack Adam Stadium. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Leg injury won’t keep Elder’s Ratterman grounded By Tom Skeen

PRICE HILL — Don’t let the boot on Joe Ratterman’s left foot fool you. The Elder High School senior has been dealing with a stress fracture since the beginning of the season, but it hasn’t slowed his progress in the pole vault just yet. He has the best vault in Southwest Ohio by nearly two feet at 15-feet-1-inch, just five inches behind the best vault in the state. After capturing his first outright Greater Catholic League title May 14 helping his Panthers to their first team title since 2009, there are now bigger goals in sight. “I’m trying to win state and still trying to reach 16 feet,” the senior said. “I’m working on a bigger pole and trying to get up a little higher.” Switching to a different pole

isn’t the norm at this point in the season, but due to the leg injury it’s a change coach Brian Flaherty deems necessary to win a state title. “The problem is he’s been blowing through some of the lower poles so now he’s trying to get on the bigger poles which will give him the extra push at the top to get him over16 (feet),” the coach said. “Because he doesn’t have as much speed coming in because of his leg, he has to use that 15’-185 pole to give him the catapult he needs to get up and over 16.” After clearing 14-6 and with the title in hand, Ratterman gave the new pole a shot at GCL’s but failed in his attempt at 15 feet. Flaherty believes it’s nothing practice can’t cure and he has good reason to believe so. After failing to make height for GCL’s as a freshman, Ratterman put the work in during the offseason, and as a sophomore shared a GCL title on his way to

Elder High School’s Joe Ratterman clears the bar at 13-feet-6-inches at last season’s Division I state pole vault competition. He eventually cleared 14 feet to take 11th in the state. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

a district title. As a junior, Ratterman finished second at the regional meet en route to an 11th-place finish at state. He expects the same kind of

improvement as a senior despite dealing with the injury. “I worked out a lot more this offseason trying to get ready,” Ratterman said. “I tried to run a lot more but the stress fracture

slowed me down a little bit. I’m practicing once or twice a week, but I’ve still been doing fine in meets. I only feel it when I press on it a little bit, but I’m still trying to get higher this year.” The state experience from a season ago is something the senior will rely upon if he’s fortunate enough to get back to Columbus. “As a sophomore when I qualified for regionals, I was really nervous and then last year I was fine there, so I think this year should be a lot better (at state),” he added. Despite the injury, the goals for this season haven’t changed according to Flaherty. “He’s got a shot at the state (title),” the coach said. “At the beginning of the year we were thinking school record which is 15 feet, 10 inches and then competing for the state championship. If he had the opportunity to work more he could be at 16 feet.”





» The following individuals qualified for the regional track meet May 28-30: Seton - Loretta Blaut (high jump); Anna Schoster (pole vault); Alyssa Ramstetter (shot put) St. Xavier - Evan Stifel, Brad Eagan, Michael Vitucci, John Talbot (4x800meter relay); Connor Stelijes (discus) La Salle - Zach Allaban (discus) Taylor - Randi Schutte (high jump); Kaylee Draughn (shot put) Gamble Montessori Jasmine Lovette (shot put) NOTE: Division’s I, II and III were completed May 23 after press deadline. Please visit for full results.

College sports

» Thomas More College junior and Elder High School graduate Kenny Orloff was honored as part of The Presidents’ Athletic Conference’s inaugural Scholar-Athlete of the Year Banquet May 19. The invitation-only event was held in the Lawrence Armstrong Room of the Four Points by Sheraton in Cranberry Township, Penn. Orloff earned Dean’s High Honors (3.90-4.0) four times, Dean’s Honors (3.80-3.89) three times and Dean’s List honors (3.53.79) once during his eight semesters and was recognized on the PAC Academic Honor Roll three times.

New Oak Hills AD

» The Oak Hills Local School District welcomes Mike Coots as the Oak Hills High School athletic

director. He came from Troy Christian Schools in Troy, Ohio, where he served as assistant principal and athletic director for the past 11 years. “Athletics should assist in the educational process of students for the development of mental, physical and social well being,” Coots said. “Athletic leadership and sportsmanship is a key component in athletics that leads to the growth of life skills, which produce successful community leaders and citizens.” Coots is a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan., where he played football and wrestled. He is also a certified athletic administrator. He has a broad and diverse background in coaching high school athletics including both male and female sports.


The Cincinnati West Firecreackers soccer team wins the GU13 Gold Division MASC Championship. In front, from left, are Anna Schwierjohann, Shannon Bachmann, Anna Schulkers, Dana Garadah, Julia Herzog, Edy Lynn and Taylor Pitchford. In back are McKenzie Brown, Kylie Duggins, Abby Koch, Hope Doyle, Rachel Toelke, Thalia Georges, Grace Bollinger, Alex Kidd and coach Michael Theetge. THANKS TO GARY BOLLINGER

Competition brings best out of La Salle’s Bell By Tom Skeen


The thought going around La Salle High School track and field camp just a week ago was that Tim Bell’s season was over. Someone failed to tell Bell the news. Bothered by a nagging hamstring injury all season, the senior came out at the Division I district meet May 21 and leaped 23-feet-11.75-inches in the long jump, for what is said to be the second longest jump in the state, according to The longest jump occurred at the same meet when Fairfield’s Herman Brunis cleared 24 feet. “I thought he came out and did what he was capable of doing,” La Salle coach Frank Russo said. “He’s extremely athletic and, to be honest with you, he’s done very little from a preparation standpoint within the last week because of the injury.” While very happy with his performance, don’t think for one second Bell’s pleased with finishing second. “I felt great,” Bell said after the competition. “I’ll get to see Herman Brunis once again. He got me today, but hey, that’s what competition is all about.” For Bell’s first trip to state to become a reality he must place in the top four at the regional meet May 28-30 at Dayton’s

La Salle senior Tim Bell competes in the boys long jump at the Division I track meet at Winton Woods May 21.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Welcome Stadium, but Russo put all that aside when he sat his senior down for a chat just a couple days before districts. “I had a long talk with Tim in terms of embracing this opportunity in his life and that there’s a finality to his senior year and that he’s not going to experience this type of energy and excitement and a feeling of community spirit the rest of his career,” Russo said. “Me seeing athletes come and go for the last 31 years, I thought maybe we needed just a talk between he and I on just valuing the next three weeks and embracing them.” Embrace the moment he has. Bell rested his hamstring and decided against jumping at the Greater Catholic League Championships, where he was the two-time defending champion in the long jump, so he could wash away the heartbreak of last season and

reach that state meet for the first time in his career. Last year, Bell was part of the 4x200-meter relay team that missed qualifying for state by .07 seconds and the 4x100 relay team that missed state by .01 seconds. After going over 23 feet at GCL’s as a junior, Bell dropped his back foot at regionals for a disappointing jump of 21feet-5-inches placing him 10th, well out of statequalifying position. “It’s noticeable he has a lot of pop in his legs right now,” the coach said. “His legs are fresh. From that standpoint that’s really going to enhance, hopefully, his next few performances all the way through the state meet.” As for Bell, the glowing smile after the competition said it all. “I love my chances,” Bell said about going forward in the postseason.


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Middendorf enjoys home support in Freedom debut By James Weber

FLORENCE — Like many players in the Frontier League, Dave Middendorf doesn’t realistically think he will throw a pitch in Major League Baseball. That is why the 25year old lefthander is focused on a more concrete and immediate goal – winning a championship in the independent baseball league. Middendorf is in his first year with the Florence Freedom, who swept a three-game series from Washington to open the 2014 season and were 3-0 heading into play May 20. “I most enjoy all the guys and how we get along,” he said. “We don’t have any ‘me, me’ guys. We’re just playing to win. All of us are trying to get picked up by an affiliated team, but with me, I know the road is coming to the end and I want to win a championship.” Middendorf came close to a league title last year. He pitched for the Lake Erie Crushers last year in the same league, helping lead them to the championship series. Schaumburg swept the finals, 3-0, last year, and Middendorf was set to pitch the fourth game in that series after throwing twice in the semifinals, including the decisive fifth game.

Dave Middendorf pitches in his Florence Freedom debut May 16. THANKS TO THE FLORENCE FREEDOM

Middendorf was 12-7 last year with a 2.60 earned-run average in 21 games, 19 of them starts. A Cincinnati La Salle graduate and Northern Kentucky University standout, Middendorf was traded to the Freedom in the offseason and is thrilled to be back. “It’s pretty good to be home,” he said. “When I left affiliated ball, I felt like I was going to be going to the Freedom. I felt like it was meant to be, but last year it didn’t work out. It’s a good feeling. It’s nice to go home to your own bed at night.” Middendorf is coming off a successful first start with his new team May 16 in the second game of the year. He

went seven innings, scattering four hits and giving up only two runs in a 6-2 win over Washington. The left-hander threw 93 pitches, 58 of them for strikes. His next start was set for Friday, May 23, at Schaumburg, the same team he didn’t get to throw against in the 2013 championship series. He enjoyed playing in front of family and friends in Florence. He had about 10 supporters there, and said there would have more except his parents were on an anniversary trip to Florida. “I felt pretty good Friday,” he said. “I didn’t really have the jitters like I would normally

have in other starts. I was pitching at home and comfortable. I’m not a hard-throwing guy, I’m more of a contact pitcher and I need to concentrate.” Middendorf has plenty of experience in the Freedom’s home park, UC Health Stadium, as that was NKU’s home field for part of his tenure with the Norse. The pitcher of the year in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and the Midwest Region his senior year in 2011, he helped NKU win two league championships and was also a firstteam All-American in NCAA Division II. His 127 strikeouts in 2011 set a new single-season record at NKU and were good for second among all Division II pitchers. He also set a career mark for strikeouts with 349 over his four years with the Norse. His 25 career wins rank third all-time at NKU and his 2.53 career ERA is fourth. “I loved the dog pile after winning a championship,” he said. “I had a strikeout record but winning championships is huge for me.” Middendorf was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2011 MLB Draft by Kansas City and pitched two years in the Royals’ system. Follow James Weber on Twitter, @RecorderWeber

SPORTS CAMPS Oak Hills softball

Oak Hills softball head coach Jackie Cornelius-Bedel and her staff will conduct the Highlander Softball Summer Camp June 11 and 12 at Oak Hills High School. The clinic will be run by current and former college and professional players and coaches ensuring that each player receives the highest quality instruction available in the area. The clinic will focus on all areas of fast pitch. Offensive skills to be covered include hitting, bunting, slapping and base running. Defensive areas will focus on both infield and outfield skills. Special drills for pitchers and catchers will also be available. Second through fifth grades are 9-11:30 a.m.; grades six to 10 are 1-3:30 p.m. each day. For registration form, see or call 703-6109.

Coerver soccer camp

Coerver will offer a week-long camp for ages 8-12 beginning June 12 at Rivers Edge indoor sports facility, Ohio 128, Cleves. The Coerver Method of teaching soccer is based on a dissection of the moves of the greatest players of the game and then reteaching them to students in a format that is easy and fun to learn. This camp focuses on individual skills and small group play. Visit to sign up or call Joe Talley camp director at 937-207-9003.

British soccer camp

Rivers Edge Indoor Sports announces a year of partnership with Challenger Sports to host a week-long British Soccer camp July 21-25 at Rivers Edge. Each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s British coaching staff flown to the United States to work on these programs. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development (through the 1,000 touches curriculum), technical and tactical practices and daily “World Cup” tournament style

plays, each child will be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. Each camper will receive a free camp T-shirt, soccer ball, soccer poster, individual skills performance evaluation and access to an educational soccer website. In addition, any child who signs up online by June 6 will receive a free British soccer replica jersey valued at $39. Visit

Oak Hills Football

The Oak Hills Highlanders Football Camp of Champions is coming in June to RutenschroerMaher Field at Oak Hills High School. The youth camp is 9:15-11:45 a.m., June 11-13. Freshman camp is 3-4:45 p.m., June 9 and 12:15-2 p.m., June 10-12. Cost is $50, which includes camp T-shirt, three days of instruction and nine games of Air Force Football prizes. The camp is directed by head coach Dan Scholz. Campers will receive instruction from Scholz and the rest of the Oak Hills varsity coaching staff as well as current varsity players. Check-in for youth camp begins each day at 9 a.m.; check-in for freshman camp begins 15 minutes before the start of each session. For details on registration, e-mail Coach Dan Boles at or call 5495645.

OSYSA Soccer

OSYSA Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South are returning this summer to several locations throughout the area. Visit soccerunlimited.htm to view the list of camps. Call Ohio South at 576-555, Jack Hermans at 2327916 or e-mail

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The city of Cheviot would like to invite all our residents to the inaugural Cheviot Family Day at Harvest Home Park Wednesday, June 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. All residents are able to swim at the Cheviot Pool for free on that day. We will also have food available for a nominal charge – dinner for about a $1 per person. We will have games for the children and a bicycle safety course for those that bring their bicycles. Our very own police dog, Charlie, will give the attendees a demonstration of his abilities. There will be fire trucks, police cars and public works vehicles for all to see and the kids of all ages to sit in one. The fire, police and public works will have an interdepartmental chili cook-off for bragging rights of the best cook. We also will have a cookie baking contest for residents to submit their best cookies to be judged and awarded for the best cookie in Cheviot (bring two dozen to the park from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.). We will have a pickle eating contest at 7 p.m. to determine the best pickle eater in Cheviot, with the pickles being donated by our very own World Famous Maury’s Tiny Cove. Live, local music acts will also perform for your enjoyment throughout the evening. A dedication of our fitness trail at Harvest Home Park will be the main event this year, as we are striving to provide more recreation for children and adults within our city in the upcoming year. This event is being held for residents to ensure that we live up to our motto of “Big City Spirit/Small Town Charm.” Many businesses in and around Cheviot have either donated or provided at cost their goods and services to give back to the community as well. Some will be at the event to showcase what we have to offer here in our city. We would like, as a city, to put this event on every year as a way for our residents to come together as a community and share in fun activities with your neighbors. With the city being about 1 square mile in size, we can get to know many of our neighbors and celebrate our community in many ways. This is just one way and hopefully many more to come. William Clark is a member of Cheviot City Council.

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You can fight back against teacher contract The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has amended teacher contracts so that they can be terminated for specific conduct deemed immoral or even expressing opinions about select subjects. So no gays allowed nor support of gay rights, no artificial insemination or supporting that idea, including abortion, sex out of wedlock, and even belonging to organizations whose messages are incompatible with Catholic doctrine (Republicans? Democrats? NRA?). This has nothing to do with what teachers say and do in class and on school property; it goes to their homes, their bedrooms, their Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. Check a “Like” button supporting gay marriage on a Facebook post? You’re fired! Run in a Komen 5K to fight breast cancer? Fired? What if you “Like” an ultrasound picture from your

daughter who finally was able to get pregnant using artificial insemination? Teachers have been fired for blog Brian posts supportSullivan COMMUNITY PRESS ing gay marriage and for GUEST COLUMNIST getting pregnant using artificial insemination. So who knows? And who decides? While there is a small minority of Catholics who might applaud this and make their voices heard, there is a silent majority who are more tolerant. And while the teachers cannot stand up and be heard for fear of being fired, the rest of us need to. Even though Pope Francis is trying to change the focus of the Church to the essence of what Jesus was about, some, like Archbishop Dennis

Schnurr apparently, are still obsessed with our pelvic regions and controlling opinions about these sensitive issues. Thugs (like the Taliban and Putin) curtail freedom of speech to maintain control, our Church leaders shouldn’t. Is our faith really too flimsy to withstand allowing the freedom to express opinions outside of school? Some of our best teachers are refusing to sign the contract and be a part of this McCarthy-type witch-hunt. I was privileged to read a letter from one such veteran teacher. He was eloquent in his support of fellow teachers, students, administration, and friends who the Archdiocese is now saying he can no longer support. It pained him to leave his students but how could he be a part of telling gay students they are lesser? Where is the morality in this? What would Jesus do? Would Jesus associate with

and care for these people? Jesus said nothing about homosexuality and artificial insemination, but he has told us how to behave towards one another, and it was the opposite of what the Archdiocese is commanding of our teachers. Archbishop Schnurr refuses to meet with groups who want to help change the wording. So what can we do? We can vote with our pocketbooks. Replace the money you put in that envelope each Sunday with a note saying you support our teachers. And maybe we will choose a Sunday that we can all do this together. Sign a petition at Write a letter to the Archdiocese. Let your voice be heard. Unlike our teachers, you have nothing to lose. Don’t let intolerant extremists chase away our best teachers. Brian Sullivan is a resident of Green Township.

Covedale recognition effort gains support Recently “Price Hill” property owners received a post card invitation to attend a meeting at Holy Family School to help “revitalize Price Hill.” The March 22 event, coordinated by Xavier University’s Community Building Institute, was hosted by the city’s planning department and Price Hill Will. During the focus group session Covedale residents said, “recognize Covedale” to support the Covedale Neighborhood Association’s mission: “People dedicated to retaining the history, value, beauty and pride in the Covedale community, while promoting the advantages of

their neighborhood for the sake of its future.” In the past, City Hall and the Price Hill Civic Club has turned a Jim deaf ear to Grawe COMMUNITY PRESS our expressed viGUEST COLUMNIST sion to again have Covedale recognized as an official neighborhood with formal boundaries. Accordingly, Price Hill Will has followed this lead by giving our wish a cold shoulder response. However, we are pleased to say that at this public forum, Price Hill loy-

alists within the room supported the Covedale Recognition Effort. Subsequently, Covedale representatives have met with Valarie Daley of Xavier’s Community Building Institute, to educate her on this important matter. As expected she gave us her thoughtful attention. Now she has a better understanding, and respect, for the history, value, beauty and pride of the Covedale community, and is willing to continue a dialogue. As the accomplishments of the Covedale Neighborhood Association’s mission are made more public the recognition effort continues to gain the support of the entire west

side community. This effort, I believe, represents the best of our west side culture; a self-sufficient, independent attitude that respects our God-given right of self-determination. On a personal note I salute the “Proud Covedale Resident” mantra. The dedication to improve one’s neighborhood in a patient, persistent manner – with dignity, is a time tested strategy that continues to move Covedale forward in a positive direction. Jim Grawe is the co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association. He can be reached at

CH@TROOM May 21 question What’s your favorite summer event in the area? What do you like about it?

“Paddlefest, as it a unique way to see the city and the river, hopefully without getting run over by a barge or go-fast boat. All of the local farmers’ markets. I am not necessarily a rabid proponent of ‘buy local,’ but if you are going to buy fresh vegetables and breads, etc. anyway, why not buy them from local small business people? The best thing about summer in Cincy is that is is all easily accessible.” Mark Fertitta

“The annual July 4th Independence Day Fireworks off Springdale have been great. I hope they can be sustained financially as the event is good for the entire family as is the Taste of Colerain. The summer athletic events at Haubner Field in White Oak are a nightly event.” T.D.T.

“Summerfair. Been going since the 1970s when it was a tiny little event in Eden Park. Just love walking around looking at all the creative works.” Gail Shotwell Chastang

“During summer: Fireworks on July 4th in Independence!



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THIS WEEK’S QUESTION Where is the best park in the area and why do you think it’s at the top of the list? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to rmaloney@community press. com with Ch@troom in the subject line.

End of summer: Labor Day fireworks on the river. Hmm ... I guess I just like fireworks.” Joy Kent Tarleton

Boaters take to the river Saturday for the 2013 Ohio River Paddlefest. FILE

May 14 question What advice would you give to graduating high school and college seniors?

“1. Never lie to you “2. If it seems too hard, you are doing something wrong “3. Sometime in your life live on the East Coast, but leave before you become too hardened; and sometime in your life live on the West Coast, but leave before you become too soft. “4. If you can’t fix it with a hammer, clearly it is an electrical problem. “5. Always use your turn signals so the world will know which way you are headed.” “6. It doesn’t matter if the glass is half full or half empty,

obviously the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.” M.J.F.

“1. Be proactive. 10 percent of life is made up of what happens to you; 90 percent by how you react. Choose to see mistakes as opportunities to learn and know that with every choice comes consequence. You are the programmer. “2. Be grateful and always try to show appreciation to someone who has been kind or helpful to you. This is not only the right thing to do, it also demonstrates the all important self confidence prospective employers are looking for. “3. Network, network, network. Use your social media

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skills to your advantage while always being mindful that it’s likely that whatever you post is being seen by many different sets of eyes. “4. When you learn something, have a spirit of generosity and get others involved and aware of what’s going on currently vs. hiding it away in a self protective mode. “5. Be an empathic listener. Too many people listen with the intent to respond vs really hearing what is being said. In fact go one step further and listen with the eyes for feeling. “6. Differentiate yourself. You are a brand, with equity. Develop it and strategically market it.” GarySullivan@gjsphotoart

Western Hills Press Editor Richard Maloney, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





20 Oak Hills students win in



he Ohio PTA, through the National PTA, holds an annual cultural arts program, Reflections. Children in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas: literature, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, film/video production and musical composition. The Reflections program allows PTAs throughout the state to recognize children for their creativity in portraying yearly themes. Teachers, parents, children and the community can get involved in enhancing art education through the Reflections program. This year’s Reflection theme was “Believe, Dream, Inspire.” The students interpreted the theme in one of six areas which interest them such as literature, photography, dance choreography, musical composition, visual arts and video/film production. The students are given guidelines to follow such as what kind of media to use on the visual art entries, sizes, format of DVDs for film, videos, music and dance entries. The students complete their entries on their own without parent or teacher help. Some of the schools offer after-school sessions so students have the supplies available to them. This year the students in grades K through 12 submitted 118 entries for judging. Judging is based on how well the student interprets the theme via their artistic merit, and mastery of the medium. Oak Hills Local School District had 56 winners who were selected from all the entries and forwarded to Hamilton County for judging at that level. This year, Oak Hills Local School District had 29 winners at the Hamilton County. Those entries were on display at the open house at the Hamilton County Educational Office in February. Those 29 winners and other winners from various schools were forwarded to the Ohio PTA for judging. Those results should be back in April. The state winners will be notified by a special invitation and honored at the evening dessert in April. Each year all the Reflection entries are on display at the Best of Oak Hills in the front lobby. Afterwards the entries are returned to each respective school for recognition from their PTAs. The students are encouraged to enter a “Theme Search” contest each year and told what the following years theme will be, which is “The World Would Be a Better Place If....”

March 2014: Samples of the artwork produced by Oak Hills students for the "Reflections" contest. THANKS TO EMILY BUCKLEY

PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES Out of 118 OHLSD Reflections entries, 56 moved to Hamilton County for judging, listed below. LITERATURE NO PRIMARY LEVEL ENTRIES RECEIVED INTERMEDIATE Katie Olson “Maria” Delshire Jack Hart “ My Instruments” Delshire Lauren Bennett “What I Dream, Believe and Inspire” Springmyer Lukas Demeter “Kids Dream” Delshire Gabrielle Byrd “A Way To Stop” Delshire Jessica Niehoff “Christmas Dream” Delshire MIDDLE/JUNIOR Hannah Cremering “Dream It, Do It” BMS Samuel Smith “But I Have To Believe” BMS Bailey Garcia “Inspiration to Be Yourself” BMS Andy Miller “Believe, Dream & Inspire” BMS Sydney Louis “Believe, Dream & Inspire” BMS Haley Hartsfield “Unconditional Love” BMS NO SENIOR LEVEL ENTRIES RECEIVED MUSICAL COMPOSITION NO PRIMARY LEVEL ENTRIES RECEIVED INTERMEDIATE Erin Kumler “Do What You Want To Do” Springmyer MIDDLE/JUNIOR Kilen Bilodeau “Magnificence” Delhi NO SENIOR LEVEL ENTRIES RECEIVED VISUAL ARTS PRIMARY Owen Hicks “Fish & Sea Life” COH Gia Hensley “I Believe In Fairies” Delshire Audrey Merriss “Starry Night Explorers” Delshire Skylar Koch “My Dreams” Springmyer Adalyn McDonald “My Big Dreams” Springmyer Elisa Alexander “Dream, Inpsire Ice Creamland” Springmyer INTERMEDIATE Katie Olson “My Dream Come True” Delshire Zoey Thorman “Face Your Fear” Delshire Jillian Yates “Flowers of Growth” Delshire Brianna Hensley “Dolphin Sunset” Delshire Makayla Campo “The DBI Flower” Springmyer Kosta Brunson “Believing in My School” Springmyer MIDDLE/JUNIOR Joel Yates “I Believe Dreams Inspire” Delhi

Sicily Calouro “Soar Beyond the Clouds” Delhi SENIOR Jackie Switzer “Composed Portrait” OHHS Emily Stalbaum “Road Map” OHHS Marianne Vukics “Inspire Others” OHHS Jackie Switzer “Modernistic Meditation” OHHS Cameron Suter “Abandoned” OHHS Taylor Helms “Keeping Your Eye in the Right Direction” OHHS Cameron Suter “Shattered Dreams” OHHS Cameron Suter “Woman at the Well of Hope” OHHS Jackie Switzer “Exposed” OHHS PHOTOGRAPHY NO PRIMARY LEVEL ENTRIES RECEIVED INTERMEDIATE Isabelle Schwoeppe “The Baby Birds Nest” Dulles Cameron Beason “Remembering Vietnam Veterans” Dulles Lily Dollries “Silhouette Of Rose w/Memorial” Dulles Isabelle Schwoeppe “Bridge To Success” Dulles Cameron Beason “God Bless Our Veterans” Dulles Cameron Beason “We Shouldn’t Forget” Dulles MIDDLE/JUNIOR Madeline Schwoeppe “Teaching Life Lessons” RRMS Madeline Schwoeppe “The Journey of Life” RRMS Madeline Schwoeppe “Twisted Dreams” RRMS Abigail Dollries “Large Bubble in Central Park” RRMS Abigail Dollries “Rose at 9/11 Memorial RRMS Abigail Dollries “Flags at Rockefeller Center” RRMS SENIOR Kelly Cline “Generations” OHHS Kelly Cline “Season’s Change” OHHS Kelly Cline “Spire of Hope” OHHS Kelly Cline “Future Past” OHHS Kelly Cline “Guiding Light” OHHS NO DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY ENTRIES RECEIVED FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION NO PRIMARY ENTRIES RECEIVED INTERMEDIATE Grace Smith “Believe, Dream and Inspire” Springmyer MIDDLE/JUNIOR Olivia Faillace “The Beauty of Nature is Inspiring” RRMS NO SENIOR ENTRIES RECEIVED

Wm. Powell Co. helps build Sean Casey Field

The Wm. Powell Co. is teaming up with a group of eight local companies to build Sean Casey Championship Field on Cincinnati’s West Side. Powell Valves, a supplier of valves since the company’s founding in1846, is contributing financially toward the new field at 6453 Bridgetown Road, next to Dulles Elementary School in Bridgetown. The effort is a partnership with the Cincinnati

Reds Community Fund, which has helped renovate more than 350 baseball fields across Reds Country. The new field will be home to West Side Champions, a nonprofit sports organization for teams of fourth- througheighth-graders in baseball, basketball and football. Chuck Squeri of West Side Champions says there aren’t enough ball fields for youngsters on the

West Side and that the Sean Casey field will help alleviate the shortage. The new baseball diamond will include dugouts, a doublewidth batting/pitching cage and lights, which will allow night practices, games and tournaments. West Side Champions is relying on corporate contributions (both financial and in-kind resources) and volunteer labor to keep costs at a minimum.

“We are excited to be a part of this great project for youth in our community who want to pursue America’s great pastime,” Randy Cowart, president of Powell Valves, said about the sponsorship. “Baseball not only is a fun sport, but it teaches kids teamwork skills and good sportsmanship. It also encourages them to develop a strong work ethic and to be competitive, and that will help them in

school and later in life.” Powell, at 2503 Spring Grove Ave. in Camp Washington, is joining corporate sponsors such as Skyline Chili, LaRosa’s Pizzeria and others to build the baseball field. West Side Champions teams compete in the Southwest Ohio Baseball League, the Cincinnati Knothole Select Traveling League and Cincinnati Knothole Competition League.




Art & Craft Classes

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Sewing 101 Class, 3-5 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., Learn to sew in one-on-one class setting making pillow and getting acquainted with sewing machine. All materials provided; call for other available dates. $50. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood. Stained Glass Make It Take It, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., Learn basic skills of glass cutting, foil wrap and soldering while creating one of four available stained glass creations. All materials included. $30. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood. Repurposed Glass Class, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., $75. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood.

451-3560. Delhi Township.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 3:30-5 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Road, Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745, ext. 2539; caregivers. Finneytown.


etc. May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, 3302 Westbourne Drive, Free hearing screenings. Free. Reservations required. 922-0123; Green Township.

Exercise Classes Spintensity, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Intense cycling class offered on RealRyder “motion” bikes with boot camp intervals throughout. $8.50-$10 per class. Presented by SpinFit LLC/RYDE Cincinnati. 451-4920. Westwood. Dance with the Dawn: Early Morning TaiChi, 9:30-11 a.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 5501 Hamilton Ave., $50. Registration recommended. Presented by Harmonic Pulse Wellness. 4051514; College Hill. Dance Jamz, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave., Dance fitness class incorporates high intensity interval training. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Dance Jamz. 706-1324. Sayler Park.

Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Open-air market providing fresh, local and organic produce May-Oct. Live musicians and artists featured most weeks. Free admission. Presented by College Hill Farm Market. 542-0007; College Hill.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kroger Finneytown, 8421 Winton Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health. 686-3300; Finneytown.

Support Groups NAMI Family-to-Family Educational Course, 6:30-9 p.m., LifeSpring Christian Church, 1373 W. Galbraith Road, 12-week course for family and friends of individuals with mental illness. Learn about problem-solving, coping skills and more. Ages 18 and up. Registration required. Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hamilton County. 351-3500. North College Hill. NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Course, 6:30-8:30 p.m., LifeSpring Christian Church, 1373 W. Galbraith Road, 10-week recovery education course for adults living with mental illness. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hamilton County. 351-3500. North College Hill.

FRIDAY, MAY 30 Art & Craft Classes Fused Glass Friday Night Party, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., Learn how to cut and design with glass to make your own fused glass piece of art. All materials provided. For ages 12 and up. $25. Registration required. 225-8441; Westwood.

Drink Tastings A Memorable Wine Tasting, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nature Nook

Art & Craft Classes

Garden Clubs

Stained Glass Make It Take It, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $30. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood. Sharp Art: Stained Glass Classes, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., Learn basic glass cutting, wet grinder, foil wrap and solder. Also available at Brazee Street Studios. Ages 12-80. $30-$100. Presented by Sharp Art. 3896742; Westwood.

Join Us in the Garden, 6-7:30 p.m., Hillside Community Garden, 5701 Delhi Road, Help prep, tend and harvest unique garden. Learn about organic gardening and more. Sturdy, no-slip shoes or boots suggested. Free. Presented by Hillside Community Garden Committee. 503-6794; Delhi Township.

Auditions Inherit the Wind - Auditions, 6:30-9:30 p.m., North College Hill City Center, 266-6755; North College Hill.

Exercise Classes

EarthConnection is having happy hour and gentle vinyasa yoga from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, 370 Neeb Road, Delhi Township. Students practice developing their moving meditation beyond instruction. Cost is $10; or $45 for a five-class pass. The event is presented by Yoga by Marietta. Call 675-2725, or visit FILE Florist and Wine Shop, 10 S. Miami Ave., Five tastings plus light snacks. Ages 21 and up. $6. 467-1988; Cleves. Fifth Friday Froth Fest, 6-11 p.m., Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Debut of Schwaben Lager, new house beer brewed by Rivertown Brewing Company. Beer accommodates German Purity Law of 1516 using only barley, hops, yeast and water. Ages 21 and up. Free admission. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. 3852098; Colerain Township.

etc. May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, Free. Reservations required. 922-0123; Green Township.

Exercise Classes RealRyder Cycling, 5:45-6:15 a.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Racquetball Center. Cycling class. First class free. Ages 14 and up. Three classes for $15, $10 walk-in. Presented by SpinFit LLC/RYDE Cincinnati. 236-6136; Westwood. Happy Hour/Gentle Vinyasa Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Students practice developing their moving meditation beyond instruction. $10; $45 five-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Relax into the Weekend: Chillin’ with the Chi, 6:30-8 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 5501 Hamilton Ave., Choir Room. Practice of cultivating Chi through regular skill routines. $50. Presented by Harmonic Pulse Wellness. 405-1514; College Hill.

Reservations required. Presented by Ingenuity Talent and Media. 607-794-2308; Sedamsville.

Support Groups

Garden Shows

Caregivers Support Group, 9:30-11 a.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Ask at desk for room location. For those responsible for care of elderly or disabled loved one. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 929-4483. Delhi Township.

Hosta Show and Plant Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Northgate Mall, 9501 Colerain Ave., Macy’s Court. Hosta judging until 1:30 p.m. Viewing open to public. Plant sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Education table with hosta information. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Daylily-Hosta Society. 574-0516; Colerain Township.


Music - Classic Rock

Exercise Classes Dance Jamz, 7:45-8:45 a.m., The Gymnastics Center, 3660 Werk Road, Cardio dance fitness class. Ages 18 and up. $5 per class or $40 for 10-class punchcard. Presented by Dance Jamz. 7061324. Green Township. Step Up Saturdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Golden Leaf Ministries, 2400 Adams Road, Gymnasium. Alternating weeks of line dancing and adult recess circuit including four square, basketball, hula hoops and more. $15-$25. Registration required. 648-9948; Colerain Township. Dance Jamz, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave., Dance fitness class incorporates high intensity interval training. Ages 18 and up. $5; $40 10-class pass. Presented by Dance Jamz. 4606696. Sayler Park.


Swamptucky, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Club Trio, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005; Colerain Township.

Sayler Park Sustains, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Nelson Sayler Memorial Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Day-long celebration of community, stewardship and sustainability. Featuring music, local food, beers from Mt. Carmel and Fifty West, hands-on demonstrations in sustainable practices, vendors, raffles and child-friendly activities. Free. Presented by Sayler Park Village Council. 706-5148. Sayler Park.


Garden Clubs

Ingenuity Talent and Media presents: Voices from Beyond, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., The Sedamsville Rectory, 639 Steiner Ave., Paranormal celebrities from television, radio and various events. Location’s dark history explored. Ages 18 and up. $65.

Garden Work Day, 9 a.m. to noon, Hillside Community Garden, 5701 Delhi Road, Help prep, tend and harvest unique garden. Learn about organic gardening and more. Sturdy, no-slip shoes or boots suggested. Free. Presented by Hillside Community

Music - Country

Garden Committee. Through Oct. 25. 503-6794; Delhi Township.

Howl’n Maxx, 9:30 p.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157; Riverside.

Music - Country Buffalo Ridge Band, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Club Trio, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005; Colerain Township.

Recreation Ingenuity Talent and Media presents: Voices from Beyond, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., The Sedamsville Rectory, $65. Reservations required. 607-794-2308; Sedamsville.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1 Auditions Inherit the Wind - Auditions, 2-5 p.m., North College Hill City Center, 1500 W. Galbraith Road, No appointment necessary. Auditioners will be taken in the approximate order of arrival. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Presented by CenterStage Players of Ohio. 266-6755; North College Hill.

Exercise Classes Leslie Sansone’s Walk Live, 2:15-3 p.m., Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple, 1150 W. Galbraith Road, Lower level. Onemile walk in powerful, lowimpact, indoor, aerobic workout. Free. 324-6173. North College Hill.

Senior Citizens Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road, Non-members welcome. Music by Nelson. $6. Presented by Delhi Seniors.

Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood. Art and Wine Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Art Room. Professional artist guides class for featured painting. Ages 21 and up. $45. Reservations required. Presented by Springfield Township Arts and Enrichment Council. 522-1410. Springfield Township.

Zumba with KimNTim, 6:307:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 5501 Hamilton Ave., $7. Presented by Zumba with KimNTim. 520-0165; College Hill. Dance Jamz, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $5; $40 10-class pass. 460-6696. Sayler Park.

Recreation VFW Post 10380 Memorial Golf Outing, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Aston Oaks Golf Club, 1 Aston Oaks Drive, $85. Registration required. Presented by VFW Post 10380. 675-4249. North Bend.

Senior Citizens Write Your Life Story, 6-8 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, Room 304. Learn how to capture memories and experiences of your life so that you can give family and friends a gift that is truly unique and one that will be enjoyed by them for years to come. For seniors. $45. Registration required. Presented by Oak Hills Community Education. 451-3595; Green Township.

Support Groups Caregivers’ Support Group, 3:30-5 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Find network of friends who listen, understand and ease each other’s burdens by sharing techniques for joys and challenges caregiving provides. 931-5777. Finneytown.

TUESDAY, JUNE 3 Exercise Classes Yoga for Healing, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood.

Senior Citizens Journey of the Heart Program, 6 p.m., Triple Creek Retirement Community, 11230 Pippin Road, Dunlap Station. Support group specifically designed to address the unique needs of caregivers of persons with dementia. Free. Presented by Teresa Gau. 8315800. Colerain Township.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Martin of Tours, 3720 St. Martin Place, Father Kotter Library. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 929-4483; Cheviot.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101 Class, 3-5 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50.

Health / Wellness Yoga Back Therapy, 6-6:45 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Gentle yoga postures to soothe the back. Drop-in $10; Five classes $45; 10 classes $75; 20 classes $140. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Support Groups Caregivers Support Group, 1:30-3 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Music Room. For those responsible for care of elderly or disabled loved one. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 929-4483; North College Hill.

THURSDAY, JUNE 5 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101 Class, 3-5 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood. Sharp Art: Stained Glass Classes, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $30-$100. 389-6742; Westwood.

Exercise Classes Dance Jamz, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $5; $40 10-class pass. 460-6696. Sayler Park.

Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, Free admission. 542-0007; College Hill.

Support Groups NAMI Family-to-Family Educational Course, 6:30-9 p.m., LifeSpring Christian Church, Registration required. 351-3500. North College Hill. NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Course, 6:30-8:30 p.m., LifeSpring Christian Church, Free. Registration required. 351-3500. North College Hill.

FRIDAY, JUNE 6 Exercise Classes Happy Hour/Gentle Vinyasa Yoga, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $10; $45 five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Music - Religious Colton Dixon, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Singer, piano and keytar player from Murfreesboro, Tenn. He performs alternative and Christian rock. He was on season 11 of “American Idol.”. $30 VIP, $13$15. 825-8200; Forest Park.

Music - Rock Stompin’ Revolvers, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Club Trio, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005. Colerain Township.

Support Groups Caregivers Support Group, 9:30-11 a.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, Free. Registration required. 929-4483. Delhi Township.



Honey cider drink can help allergies Are your allergies kicking in? Mine sure are, and as much work as we have outdoors in the vegetable and herb gardens it’s not, as Martha would say, “a good thing.” My friend and Cincinnati Magazine marketing director Chris Ohmer said it Rita best. “I’m Heikenfeld living RITA’S KITCHEN from tissue to tissue.” Well, I’ve got a natural home remedy that might help Chris and others who are affected by seasonal allergies. I can tell you this: My “potion” sure helps me get through these pollen-laden spring days.

Easy and effective honey cider allergy drink First thing to know: Never give honey to children under the age of 1 year. And if you’re going to make this drink, make it with raw local organic honey and organic raw apple cider. The reason? For the local honey, bees collect pollen from your area and this helps builds up in your system. If all goes right, you could become immune to the pollen in your area. As far as the organic apple cider goes, it’s not refined and distilled and it is thought to block

Homestead exemption deadline June 2 Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes says the deadline for applying for a significant property tax reduction is coming up. Applications must be made by Monday, June 2. Every property owner who is 65 or over or permanently disabled is eligible for the state’s homestead exemption. Annual tax savings under this program in Hamilton County range from about $350 to $740. This exemption results in no loss in taxes to communities or schools as the reduction is made up by the state. It is especially important this year for owners who turned 65 before Jan. 1 and may have overlooked the program. If they don’t apply by June 2 they have to wait until next year and will be subject to a new income test. This is their last chance to get in the program. The legislature has reestablished an income test for property owners who turn 65 on or after Jan. 1, 2014. Those with annual incomes over $30,500 (not counting Social Security payments) will no longer be eligible for this program. Existing Homestead Exemption recipients will not be affected nor will those who were 65 prior to Jan. 1, 2014, provided they are already on the program or they register for it before June 2 this year. Please call the auditor’s office at 513-946-4099 for an application or with questions about the exemption program.

Rita’s honey cider allergy drink.RITA HEIKENFELD FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

would publish this favorite recipe again. Some of you will recall that Tony’s recipe, as well as my version, are in my Recipe Hall of Fame. “A result of over a dozen attempts, and I think it is very close to Frisch’s,” Tony told me way back when. Tony also noted the soup is best if allowed to rest for 2-3 hours after cooking or next day. I’ve made it with mostly broth and just a bit of water and it is really good that way, too. 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup onion, diced 1/2 cup each diced: carrots, celery 1/2 cup each frozen vegetables: peas, corn, cut green beans, baby

histamine reactions. It also contains healthy enzymes, vitamins and minerals. It can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure as well. For every cup of warm or chilled water, stir in: 1 generous tablespoon each local raw honey and organic apple cider vinegar. Add a squeeze of lemon for extra vitamin C if you want. Drink a couple times a day, or more if you’re outdoors a lot. Recipe Hall of Fame: Tony Palazzolo’s version of Frisch’s vegetable soup. I can’t remember which class I was teaching, but a student came up and asked me if I

barley, bring back to boil, lower to simmer partially covered for another 30 minutes or until potato, rice and barley are done. Add salt and pepper. Readers want to know: Are lilacs edible? Yes, as long as they’re “clean” not sprayed, etc. They taste as good as they smell. Right now I’m gathering some to crystallize with egg white and sugar. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

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is provided through CRC’s American Red Cross lifeguard training classes. CRC lifeguards must meet a variety of swimming requirements including a 300-yard swim using front crawl and/or breaststroke. To help prepare for these swim requirements comple-

tion of at least one swim stroke clinic is recommended prior to the lifeguard training course. Swim stroke clinics are offered through May 22: Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at CRC’s Mt. Auburn

Indoor Pool; 2034 Young St. (Across from Christ Hospital – Mt. Auburn Pool is open during construction.) Additional lifeguard courses available in early June. Please visit www.cin or call 513-357-7665 for more information.

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission is hiring 51 more lifeguards to staff its pools this summer. FILE

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conclusion of the walk. Walkers will also have the opportunity to meet current and past wish families and experience the magic of a wish come true. Honorary wish kid Brodie, 7, and his family will help kick off Walk For Wishes. He is battling ALL, a form of leukemia. Brodie had his wish granted to go to Yellowstone National Park. Brodie’s mom, Sarah, commented on his experience, “When he got sick, our world got really small very quickly. But

when Make-A-Wish came into the picture, they blew the walls off and reminded us that there are so many things out there to see.” To register as an individual or partner up to enter as a Team visit Ohio. Every participant who raises $100 or more will receive an official T-shirt. Contact Rebecca Dykstra at ext. 4374 or For more information, visit or call 1-877-206-9474.

Photographers encouraged to enter Frame Cincinnati photography contest The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is pleased to announce its participation in FotoFocus Cincinnati, a monthlong biennial celebration spotlighting independently programmed exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography and lens-based

art, which will be in October. To celebrate, the library will showcase works from the region’s best photographers. Between June 1 and July 31, photographers can enter our Frame Cincinnati photography competition and the best submissions will

be displayed in the Atrium of the Main Library later this year. Submissions will be accepted in two categories: student (high school and college) and adult. Visit www.cincinnatili starting June 1 for full contest rules and details.

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DEATHS Charles Bell

Services were May 10 at St. Martin of Tours Church with interment at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Eickbusch Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45227.

Charles John Bell, beloved husband to Mary Frances Bell. Loving father to Todd, Juliana and Jeremy. Grandfather to four. Brother to Donald, George, Pauline and Barbara. Preceded in death by Ken, Hilton and Virginia. Passed away April 25 Bell at the the age of 77. Services were April 30 at Gump-Holt Funeral Home with burial at Alfordsville Christian Cemetery in Alfordsville, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.

Jane Ferguson Jane Ferguson, loving mother of Charles H. Dudney and Joann F. Jones. Dear sister of Charles Conner. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Died Saturday, May 9, at 92 years of age. Visitation was held at B.J. Meyer Sons Overlook Memorial Center, 4841 Glenway Ave May 16 with Funeral Service following.

Carol G. Donner Carol G. Donner, 67, of Covedale, died April 29 at Hospice of Cincinnati Western Hills. She was a homemaker. She was the beloved daughter of the late Carl and Gertrude (nee Stortz) Donner, the sister of Gary Donner and the loving aunt of Christopher Donner, Leigh Ann Rebholz and Hollie Ann Anderson. She is also survived by aunts, uncle and cousins. Services were May 2 at First United Church of Christ, 5808 Glenview, College Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati or charity of donor’s choice.

Place Drive. Remembrances may be made to Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Avenue, 45205 or Bayley Benevolent Fund, 990 Bayley Place Drive, 45233.

Patricia J. Handy Patricia J. Handy (nee McGuire), 65, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, died May 3 at Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg. She was a manager with LaRosa’s restaurants. She was the beloved wife of the late George

Reilmann, the devoted mother of Melissa J. Gamm and Deborah A. Handy, the loving grandmother of Nicole M. Gamm, the dear sister of Elizabeth Webster and the late Flora Marlene Wolf, Kenneth Lee McGuire and Beverly Sue Getz and the beloved daughter of the late Robert K. and Ethel J. (Balsley) McGuire. Visitation was May 7 at the Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami, Cleves, and the service was May 8. Interment

Regina M. Meier Regina M. Meier, loving mother of Melissa Erpelding, Brian Meier and Renee (Christopher) Gruseck. Devoted grandmother of Amy Woods, Amanda and Jennifer Erpelding, Ashley and Cara Meier and Jocelynn Ramsey. Cherished great-grandmother of 11. Also survived by numerous other family and

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Stephen R. Gunn, devoted father of Michael (Elizabeth), John (Melissa), Becky (Brendan Carver, friend) and Stephen Gunn, cherished grandfather of Ravyn, Quinn, Finley, dear brother of Jane (the late Larry) Bogenschutz, Katrinka Gunn S.C. Gunn and the late Ben Gunn. Steve was a proud graduate of Elder High School Class of 1961. Prior to his retirement Stephen was the Chief of Recruitment Operations Division and Chief of Employee Services of the CIA, and was a member of the CIA Retirees Association. Peacefully May 7, age 71. Visitation and Mass of Christian burial May 13 at Bayley, 990 Bayley

Cynthia Lee Eickbusch passed away May 3 at the age of 64. She is survived by her sister Barbara (Frank) Perrino and preceded in death by Gloria Combs. Ms. Eickbusch was the owner and operator of Cynthia’s Salon.

friends. May 5. Age 72 years. Visitation was May 9 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.. at the Radel Funeral Home, 650 Neeb Road, 451-8800. Mass of Christian Burial followed at St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., 45205. If so desired memorials may be made to the Cincinnati Association for the Blind, 2045 Gilbert Ave., 45202.

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Pauline Ochsner Pauline Ochsner (nee Correll), beloved wife of the late Raymond Ochsner. Loving mother of Dan Ochsner and the late Gregory Ochsner. Devoted grandmother of Kim Larosa, Pam Faeth and Spencer Ochsner. Great grandmother of Lillee and Raymond Larosa and Cody and Emma Faeth. Dear sister of Geraldine Staat. May 11. Age 92 years. Visitation and services were at the Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home, 3155 Harrison Ave., Westwood May 14.

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veteran of WWII, a member of Cleves Presbyterian Church, North Bend Lodge No. 346 FandAM, Marvin Chapter No. 376 OES, Syrian Shrine, Scottish Rite, North Bend Mark Lodge No. 1, Royal Arch Chapter No. 164, Cincinnati Council No. 1 and Cincinnati Knights Templar No. 3. Visitation was May 6, at the Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami, Cleves. North Bend Lodge No. 346 FandAM, Scottish Rite and Marvin Chapter No. 376 OES services were May 6. Funeral was May 7 at the Cleves Presbyterian Church, 25 E. State Road, Cleves. Interment following in Maple Grove Cemetery Cleves. In lieu of flowers, memorials to TRAM Food Pantry or charity of donor’s choice.

Sharon R. Rose Sharon R. Rose (nee Napier), 57, died in her Colerain Township residence May 5. She was the beloved wife of Michael R. Rose, the devoted mother of Kristen Menchhofer (Joshua) and the late Mark Manocchio, the loving grandmother of Madeline and Claire, the beloved daughter of the late Rufus and Dahlia (Summers) Napier, the dear sister of Robyn Daniels, Mary Knipp, Virginia Leist, Michael Napier, Jean Pagnoni, Paula Selby, Lucy Stormer and Karen Tungate, the sister-in-law of Pat Edwards and William Rose and stepmother of Derrick T. and Darrenn M. Rose. She was a receptionist in an animal hospital, volunteered for Animal Rescue and had a lifelong love for animals. Her other

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interests included shooting pool, travel and family, especially her granddaughters. Visitation was May 8, followed by the service at the Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami, Cleves. Interment was at Pisgah Ridge Cemetery, Ripley. Memorials may be directed to One Way Farm, 6131 River Road, P.O. Box 18637, Fairfield, 45018.

Violet Rudisell Violet Rudisell (Radley) passed away peacefully in her sleep April 19. Survived by sisters-inlaw Shirley Radley, Alice Sheldon and Ruth Ellen Rudisell, nephew Darren Radley, great niece Emma Radley and Rudisell dear friends Donna Soto, Carolyn MeyersHughes and Marion and Bob Merten and many loving cousins. Preceded in death by husband Clarence (Rudy) Rudisell, brother Derrek Radley and nephew Stewart Radley and her parents. Her friends and family wish to thank the staff and volunteers of Evergreen Retirement Community and Crossroads Hospice for their care and attention given to Violet. A memorial service followed by a reception was May 18 in the Hospitality Room of St. Joseph Church, 25 E. Harrison Ave., North Bend. Her ashes will be interred in the family plot in Surrey, England, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Wellness Chapter of Cincinnati, 260 Stetson St., Suite 2300, Cincinnati, 45267-0525.

Nancy J. Sablosky Nancy J. Sablosky, beloved wife of David Sablosky. Loving mother to Rachel (Robert) Jesinger, Dan, Rebecca, Kevin (Valerie) Sablosky and Robyn (Luis) Quiroga. Grandmother Sablosky to Rena, Aaron and Emma Grace. Passed away May 3. Services were May 8 at St. Martin of Tours Church with burial at St. Joseph (Old) Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Freestore Foodbank, 1141 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

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POLICE REPORTS CHEVIOT Arrests/citations Dennis W. Eagan, 32, 1403 Thompson Heights, warrant and drug abuse, April 15. Jimmie Ragan, 23, 3639 Woodbine Ave., aggravated menacing, April 15. David M. Bowling, 22, 2670 Mountville, resisting arrest and operating vehicle under the influence, April 19. Michelle Overton, 23, 4660 Rapid Run Road No. 3, warrant, April 19. Anthony P. Lemme, 22, 5992 Oakapple Drive, disorderly conduct, April 20. Raymond Thompson, 32, 3651 Boudinot Ave., drug possession, April 21. Carolynn Thompson, 34, 3651 Boudinot Ave., warrant, April 21.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Jewelry, laptop computer, video game system and two video games stolen from home at 3900 block Kenkel Avenue, April 11. Television and tablet computer stolen from home at 3800 block Ruth Lane, April 15. Laptop computer, money and three speakers stolen from home at 3800 block Davis Avenue, April 17. Criminal damaging Concrete planter broken at Flower Garden at 3300 block Harrison Avenue, April 8. Graffiti spray-painted on walls of apartment building at 4000 block Carrie Avenue, April 14. Theft Bicycle stolen from Goodwill at 3900 block North Bend Road, April 12. Three rakes, two shovels, pair of


boots and a coffee cup stolen from home at 4100 block Harrison Avenue, April 13. Cell phone stolen from victim at Cheviot Fieldhouse at 3700 block Robb Avenue, April 15.

DELHI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Cameron Clemons, 21, 445 Leath Ave., theft at 400 Leath Ave., April 12. Robert Miller, 22, 272 Haldonhill

Drive, criminal damaging at 5301 Delhi, April 13.

Incidents/investigations Arson Field damaged at 5000 block of Delhi Road, April 13. Criminal damaging Spray paint found on vehicle at 5500 block of Palomino, April 13. Robbery Reported at 500 block of Angel Nook Drive, April 12.

Theft Iphone valued at $100 removed at 4900 block of Delhi Road, April 12. Lawn ornament valued at $30 removed at 400 block of Wilke Drive, April 12. $8,000 vehicle removed at 5400 block of Alomar, April 13.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Kiyanna Lee, 19, 5118 Leona Drive

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Theodor N. Tanacea, beloved husband of Roemarie Tanacea. Loving father to Timothy (Tammy) Tancacea. Preceded in death by parents Nickolas and Alexandria Tanacea Tanacea and sister, Elizabeth Sloan. Passed away April 26 at the age of 85. Mr. Tanacea was a US Navy and WWII Veteran. Mass of Christian Burial was April 30 at St. Williams Church with interment with Military Honors at Crown Hill Memorial Gardens.

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Incidents/investigations Assault Assault reported at 5900 block Cheviot Road, April 21. Assault reported at 5200 block Sidney Road, April 23. Assault reported at 5500 block Karen Avenue, April 23. Assault reported at 3500 block Eyrich Road, April 23. Assault reported at 5900 block Giffindale Drive, April 24. Assault reported at 5400 block Karen Avenue, April 27. Assault reported at 3200 block Diehl Road, April 17. Assault reported at 5400 block Karen Avenue, April 18. Assault reported at 4300 block Harrison Avenue, April 19. Assault reported at 6900 block Good Samaritan Drive, April 19. Breaking and entering Cash box and money stolen from Arab Pest Control at 5500 block Cheviot Road, April 22. Weed trimmer, lawn mower and can of gasoline stolen from home’s shed at 3500 block Crestnoll Lane, April 23. Circular saw, reciprocating saw, trimmer, drill and a storage container stolen from home’s shed at 3400 block Reemelin Road, April 24. Can of gasoline stolen from home’s shed at 3200 block Arborview Court, April 17. Money stolen from cash drawer at Public Storage at 3200 block Westbourne Drive, April 17. Wood chipper stolen from home’s shed at 5600 block Nickview Drive, April 18. Burglary Burglary/breaking and entering reported at 5100 block North Bend Road, April 21.

Burglary/breaking and entering reported at 3700 block Meadowview Drive, April 23. Cell phone charger, handgun, ammunition, holster, pair of shoes, money, cologne, necklace, earrings and miscellaneous DVD/Blue Ray movies stolen from home at 4300 block Boudinot Avenue, April 23. Burglary/breaking and entering reported at 3700 block Reemelin Road, April 24. Burglary/breaking and entering reported at 3500 block Jessup Road, April 26. Burglary/breaking and entering reported at 2900 block Bailey Avenue, April 26. Wallet and contents, sunglasses, personal documents and a computer reported stolen at 5000 block Sumter Street, April 28. Burglary/breaking and entering reported at 5200 block Leona Drive, April 28. Burglary/breaking and entering reported at 5200 block Leona Drive, April 28. Burglary/breaking and entering reported at 4800 block Race Road, April 14. Burglary/breaking and entering reported at 3400 block Tallahassee Drive, April 15. Money, computer, video game system, wallet and contents, two backpacks and an electronic game stolen from home at 4800 block Kleeman Green Drive, April 16. Burglary/breaking and entering reported at 4800 block Valleybrook Drive, April 16. Burglary/breaking and entering reported at 4200 block Ebenezer Road, April 17. Burglary/breaking and entering reported at 3900 block Drew Avenue, April 20. Burglary/breaking and entering

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POLICE REPORTS reported at 2000 block Anderson Ferry Road, April 21. Criminal damaging Damage reported at 3500 block Jessup Road, April 27. Seven landscaping lights damaged at 4100 block Angie Court, April 27. Trampoline and children’s swing set damaged at 4100 block Angie Court, April 27. Door handle and paint damaged on vehicle at 3800 block Tower Road, April 18. Damage reported at Subway at 6500 block Glenway Avenue, April 18. Window broken on vehicle at 4200 block Marcrest Drive, April 19. Bird bath damaged and vehicle window broken at 4000 block Smith Road, April 19. Damage reported at 5600 block Eula Avenue, April 20. Domestic dispute Domestic trouble reported at Johnson Road, April 21. Domestic trouble reported at Meadowview Drive, April 22. Domestic trouble reported at Ebenezer Road and Werk Road, April 23. Domestic trouble reported at North Bend Road, April 23. Domestic trouble reported at

Bridgetown Road, April 23. Domestic trouble reported at Ebenezer Road, April 23. Domestic trouble reported at Jimbet Court, April 24. Domestic trouble reported at Feldkamp Avenue, April 25. Domestic trouble reported at Sylved Lane, April 26. Domestic trouble reported at Leibel Drive, April 26. Domestic trouble reported at Leona Drive, April 27. Domestic trouble reported at Cheviot Road, April 17. Domestic trouble reported at Jessup Road, April 18. Domestic trouble reported at Goldcrest Drive, April 18. Domestic trouble reported at Cheviot Road, April 19. Domestic trouble reported at Dickinson Road, April 19. Domestic trouble reported at Oakville Drive and Race Road, April 19. Forgery Forgery reported at 4400 block Bridgetown Road, April 17. Robbery Robbery reported at US Nails at 6100 block Bridgetown Road, April 25. Keys stolen from victim at 4400 block Homelawn Avenue, April 14. Theft Money and prescription medi-

cine reported stolen at 5700 block Childs Avenue, April 21. GPS, two drills, sander and assorted hand tools stolen from vehicle at 2500 block Devils Backbone Road, April 21. Laundry detergent stolen from Aldi at 5700 block Harrison Avenue, April 21. Wallet and contents, sunglasses and planner reported stolen at 3600 block Werk Road, April 21. Lawn mower stolen from home at 4700 block North Bend Road,

April 22. Two tires stolen from Monro Auto Service Center at 6200 block Glenway Avenue, April 22. Theft reported at Big Lots at 3600 block Werk Road, April 22. Curling iron and electric toothbrush stolen from Meijer at 6500 block Harrison Avenue, April 22. Copper pipe stolen from vehicle at 5700 block Lauderdale, April 21. Theft reported at 5700 block

Snyder Road, April 23. Wallet and contents, check book and garage door parts stolen from vehicle at 3100 block Dickinson Road, April 23. Theft reported at Dollar Tree at 5900 block Colerain Avenue, April 23. Copper pipe and box of scrap copper stolen from vehicle at 5700 block Snyder Road, April 23. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 5500 block Clearview

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B9 from victim at Longhorn Steakhouse at 6600 block Harrison Avenue, April 26. Theft reported at 5500 block Cleves Warsaw, April 26. Theft reported at 3600 block Edgebrook Drive, April 27. Theft reported at 5400 Romilda Drive, April 27. Calculator and wallet and contents reported stolen at 4800 block Wellington Chase Court, April 27. GPS reported stolen at 4700 block Wellington Chase Court, April 27. Theft reported at Kroger at 5800 block Harrison Avenue, April 14. Theft reported at 3100 block Northgate Drive, April 14. Laptop computer reported stolen at 3100 block Algus Lane, April 14. Jacket and Apple ipod reported

stolen at 1300 block Mimosa Lane, April 16. Credit card reported stolen at 3800 block Race Road, April 16. Nine gift cards purchased with stolen credit card at Jeff’s Marathon at 6000 block Bridgetown Road, April 16. Cell phone and purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 6300 block Springmyer Drive, April 17. GPS stolen from one vehicle; and laptop computer, computer bag and day planner stolen from second vehicle at 3600 block Summerdale Lane, April 17. Theft reported at 5500 block Childs Avenue, April 17. Money, cell phone and GPS stolen from vehicle at 3700 block Lakewood Drive, April 17. Theft reported at 5700 block Bridgetown Road, April 17. Theft reported at Family Dollar at 6100 block Colerain Avenue, April 17.

Pipe threading machine, multitool kit, hammer drill, copper tubing reported stolen at 2000 block Sylved Lane, April 17. Theft reported at Harrison Avenue and Westwood Northern Boulevard, April 17. Vehicle stolen from home’s driveway at 6300 block Springmyer Drive, April 17. Theft reported at 3300 block Palmhill Lane, April 17. Theft reported at 6300 block Springmyer Drive, April 17. Driver’s license and credit cards stolen from vehicle at 6300 block Springmyer Drive, April 17. DVD player and DVD movie stolen from vehicle at 3800 block Tower Road, April 17. Theft reported at 5800 block Sutters Mill Drive, April 18. Weed trimmer, chainsaw and hedge trimmer stolen from home at 2500 block Falconbridge, April 18.

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