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Beautiful gardens

The 12th annual Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association’s Summer Garden Tour is next weekend through five gardens decked out to their finest. – FULL STORY, A3

By Jennie Key

Art with wine

ArtWorks is creating a mural on the side of Henke Winery on Harrison Avenue. – FULL STORY, A2


Brush strokes

Nikole Barkalow, who will enter her senior year at Mother of Mercy High School this fall, paints a fish on a mural near the cafeteria at Mercy Hospital Western Hills. Barkalow was one of six Mercy art students who volunteered to brighten the hospital’s hallways with a mural featuring an under-the-water sea theme. Students spent about two weeks creating the piece.


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3 Rivers starts planning process By Kurt Backscheider

Three Rivers Local School District leaders and community members have started the process of planning the district’s new school building. More than 100 district residents signed in at the Taylor High School cafeteria Wednesday, June 9, for the first of many community engagement meetings regarding the planning and design of the new pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade building. “It was a great meeting and we had great discussion,” said Kari Kuh, Three Rivers’ director of development. Voters approved a $37 million bond levy in May, giving the district the green light to construct a new school building at Cooper and North Miami avenues in Cleves. The Ohio School Facilities Commission is contributing $25 million toward the project. “This new school will serve current students and future students for decades and will allow the opportunity to provide the learning environment needed in order to teach skills for the 21st century,” said Three Rivers Superintendent Rhonda Bohannon. Bohannon opened the engagement meeting by thanking the community for securing the new school and committing to partici-


Three Rivers Local School District residents gather around tables in the cafeteria at Taylor High School to share ideas and discuss goals for the district’s new building project. The community engagement meeting June 9 was the first of many meetings Three Rivers will host regarding the construction of a new pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school. pating in the design project. She said committees will be formed to address various aspects of a building’s design, including the outside and structural component, classrooms, community areas, media center, office and conference areas, technology and parking. The design process will take about one year and the actual construction should take about two years, meaning a new school should be ready for the 20132014 school year, she said.

Committees will be broken down into teams: communication, elementary school, middle school, high school, green, site and technology. “These committees are the beginning of what will be a long and involved process, ultimately spawning more and smaller, focused committees as we go along,” Kuh said. Residents who attended the meeting were asked to offer input

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Uproar over the sale of the Northside Knights of Columbus ball fields on Blue Rock Road has split the membership of the council and put the sale on hold. Last month, Green Township officials agreed to buy an 11-acre piece of property that includes the Northside Knights of Columbus ballpark on Blue Rock Road. The K of C council board voted 7-2 to sell the fields for $475,000. Now Tim Boschert, a board member on the council who voted not to sell the property to Green Township, says members of the council have elected a new board and that board does not want to sell the fields. Boschert says his group planned to attend the June 14 meeting of the Green Township Board of Trustees to let them know they don’t want to honor a contract signed by the former board to sell the fields. Green Township attorney Frank Hyle said Green Township trustees did not plan to discuss the sale at the June 14 meeting. “We are going to wait and let this settle out a little,” Hyle said. “We have a contract, but we are not going to act on it at this point. We want to be sure the K of C wants to sell us the property.” Boschert said he has contacted a number of people, including coaches, players and K of C members, to let the board know they don’t want the sale and he has circulated petitions to save the fields. Board member Kevin Holthaus said running the complex had become a drain on the council and he favored the sale. The Northside K of C has about 450 members. Boschert said those who want to stop the sale want the fields to stay as they are. He said the township purchase would not only leave the baseball teams with nowhere to play, but Friday night youth volleyball, and more than 150 people who play in adult sand volleyball leagues Sunday through Thursday would also lose a place to play. He says there are financial issues, but he believes they can be solved through other measures.

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Artists to create mural in Westwood By Kurt Backscheider

ticeships, community partnerships and public art, is creating a mural this summer on a blank wall at Henke Winery, at the corner of Harrison and Epworth avenues. The organization selected Westwood this year as one of the neighborhoods to receive a mural through its

The neighborhood landscape will soon be a little brighter in Westwood. ArtWorks, a nonprofit organization that connects artists of all ages with opportunities in the arts through inspiring appren-

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MuralWorks project. “Westwood put in a killer application,” said Tamara Harkavy, director of ArtWorks. “And it’s a new neighborhood for us. Our goal is to put at least one mural in every Cincinnati neighborhood.” Harkavy said MuralWorks is an initiative of Mayor Mark Mallory, and the project is entering its fourth summer. She said 28 murals have been created in 22 city neighborhoods since the program’s inception. In addition to Westwood, six other city neighborhoods will receive murals this summer. Through the program, ArtWorks employs teenage and professional artists, as well as works with community members, to create murals, she said. The murals speak to the city’s history, imagination and aspirations while serving as powerful agents of neighborhood transformation, civic pride and identity. Professional artist Jessie Boone will begin working

on the mural Monday, June 21, with a team of eight teenage artists, many of whom live in Westwood. The colorful mural will take about six weeks to complete, and it will depict the people and images from throughout the neighborhood’s history. John Eby, a member of the Westwood Civic Association and one of about a dozen residents who served on the committee who worked with ArtWorks and Boone to develop the mural’s design, said the experience has been great and people are looking forward to seeing the finished piece. “It will bring people to our neighborhood who haven’t walked through Westwood,” Eby said. “We want to improve the arts here and this project falls in line with a lot of the things we have planned to make Westwood a more livable and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.” He said the project has provided an opportunity to engage the community and give something beautiful

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Jessie Boone, an artist working with ArtWorks, listens to feedback from Westwood residents about the designs she created for a neighborhood mural. A large mural will be painted on the side of Henke Winery this summer as part of the MuralWorks project presented by ArtWorks. back to residents. Harkavy said the committee of Westwood residents who provided input on the project were among the most pleasurable people with whom she’s ever worked. “They were very wise and understanding of what this mural represents,” she said. “It was such an amazing process, and I’m proud of this community.”

on questions related to how they define success, how they envision the community using the new building and what the best uses are for the existing buildings. Kuh said the comments and ideas will be compiled and used as a starting point for the design teams. She said the teams will now begin work and the next large community meeting will likely take place in August. “We’ll get all of the initial committees back together and also invite the community to hear about the progress,” she said. “The district website will have a page dedicated to updates on the new building process, and I will also be sending out updates regularly to my e-mail distribution list.” Three Rivers wants to hear from as many residents as possible in this process. The goal is to get at least 5,000 voices to chime in. Bohannon said, “Help us build a school that the entire community can benefit from and utilize to the fullest.”

Pirates Den sets sail for new location By Kurt Backscheider

After nearly a half century of serving drinks and entertaining guests at its Anderson Ferry Road location, the Pirates Den cocktail lounge in Green Township is closing its doors and moving to a new venue.


Larry Hemsath, who owns the popular West Side watering hole with his son, said the Pirates Den is moving from its location near the intersection of Anderson Ferry and Sidney Road to empty storefronts in Green Township’s Cincinnati Marketplace retail center on Werk Road, the center where Bally Total Fitness and Big Lots are located.

“We really are looking forward to this move,” Hemsath said. “We’re going to drastically increase our size by about 7,000 square feet, and we believe we’re going to have the venue to provide better entertainment than anyone on the West Side.” He said the Pirates Den first opened in 1964, and he and his son took over the

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Gardens featured in June 19 tour By Jennie Key

are $8 in advance at the White Oak Garden Center, Mattfeld There’s a host of hostas Florists and Greenscattered through Ted DeMathouses or at the Monteo’s Linsan Drive garden. fort Heights branch of Deep green ones with blue the Cheviot Savings undertones. Small dainty Bank. ones, large almost lumbering Tickets for $10 will ones. Exotic stained glass be sold at any of these hostas and cool Veronica garden locations on Lake varieties crowd the the day of the tour. beds, testifying to the White Your ticket entitles Oak man’s love of the garden. you to visit all five of DeMatteo says he got the gardens on the hooked on gardening in the tour, receive bottled second grade. A marigold in water, refreshments a Dixie cup eventually germiand a price-off nated into a love of gardenJENNIE KEY/STAFF coupon at White Oak ing that drives the layout of Ted DeMatteo’s Linsan Drive garden features close to 200 varieties of Garden Center. It also DeMatteo’s suburban yard. hostasand 150 different varieties of day lilies in his suburban back yard entitles you to $1 off He estimates he has 200 garden. The garden is one of five featured in this year’s Monfort a glass of menu wine varieties of hostas in his gar- Heights/White Oak Commuity Association Garden Tour. at Piazza Discepoli in den, where he tries to do a litthe White Oak Shopyou the chance to look around at ping Center on the day of the tour. tle work almost every day. “I get out three or four days a the private gardens featuring a wide There is also a plant sale at the week,” he said. “It really is relax- variety of plants, an outdoor lanai, 5000 Mallard Crossing location on hillside waterfalls, container gar- the tour, where annuals, perennials ing.” His home is one of five on the dens, vegetable gardens and lots and hanging baskets may be purMonfort Heights/White Oak Com- more. chased. The sale will also feature The tour will be from 10 a.m. to local artists’ yard art for sale. munity Association’s 12th annual Summer Garden Tour that gives 4 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Tickets Sandy McCann, the

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woman of the garden tour, says the tour is the association’s major annual fundraiser. She said it’s been easier in recent years to convince gardeners to open their creations to the public. “I think initially, people were a little intimidated,” she said. “But this year, it was settled fairly early. One woman told me she had put it on her bucket list. She stepped right up this year.” Peggy Lopez, chairwoman of the group’s planning and zoning committee, says the community association has about 700 family and small business members. “We use our funds to beautify – with trees, annual and perennial plants and grass mowing throughout the summer – at the I-74/North Bend Road interchange,” she said. She said the group also uses the funds to publish nine newsletters each year and offers nine meetings a year to members and the public, featuring speakers who address important local issues. For more information about the community association, visit the website at


On the tour

The gardens on the 2010 Monfort Heights/White Oak Garden Tour are: • 5015 Mallard Crossing (off Boomer Road, off North Bend Road): Features an outdoor lanai, potted plants, hanging baskets and curved beds with evergreens, roses, daisies and grasses. • 6012 Eden Place Drive (off West Fork Road, off North Bend Road): Features a hillside waterfall, lots of tasteful yard art and specimens in pots and troughs. • 3354 Linsan Drive (off Seiler, off Jessup Road, off Cheviot Road, off North Bend Road): Dry stack walls, lots of perennials, and a Paverlock pathway that meanders to a garden featuring close to 200 varieties of hostas and 150 species of day lilies. There is a waterfall, and an herb garden and colorful flower beds are also featured. • 4440 Jessup Road (off Cheviot Road off North Bend Road): Stone walls graced with roses welcome visitors to this two-acre garden, which also has a vegetable garden guarded by a clematisladen arbor. Parking is very limited but there is shuttle service from the White Oak Shopping Center near Piazza Discepoli. • 6029 Squirrelwood Court (off Jessup Road, off North Bend): A bridge over a waterway and large boulders are two features of this landscaped yard. An outdoor living area is set off by potted plants, perennials and annuals. Mature evergreens lend privacy to this sanctuary.

West Siders invited to ninth annual WestFest By Kurt Backscheider

Ray Kroner said the annual WestFest celebration in Cheviot has certainly made its mark on the West Side. The summer festival that takes over the main street of the city for two days each June continues to grow. “It has definitely held its own,” said Kroner, president of the Cheviot-Westwood Community Association,

which sponsors WestFest. The ninth annual edition of the event runs 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, June 26, and 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, June 27, along Harrison Avenue in the heart of Cheviot. Proceeds from the event help fund the association’s neighborhood service projects and scholarship program. “The idea behind the festival is that it’s a community celebration,” Kroner said. “We take the proceeds and funnel them back into

the community in a variety of ways. “It’s a great event for everyone,” he said. Booths will line both sides of Harrison Avenue, offering guests a variety of food, drinks, games and merchandise from more than 50 vendors. Popular food vendors like Sandy’s Hi-Lo will once again set up shop, and some new vendors, including Chick-fil-A and City Barbeque, will take part this

year as well. Twenty bands will entertain crowds from two different stage areas, a beer garden is set up on Glenmore Avenue, the car show is back again for Sunday and the children’s area will once again feature rides from Kissel Brothers. Rides will cost the same as last year ($3 each), and there is also a $10 bracelet special for the rides from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. both days. Also returning this year

is the craft tent in front of City Hall, and the popular pickle eating contest sponsored by Maury’s Tiny Cove. Contestants will stuff as many pickles in their mouths as possible beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday. “It’s celebration of food and music on the West Side,” Kroner said. “The sponsors and vendors have come out in full force this year. I think people see the need to celebrate in their own communities,

and this community is the backbone of the country.” Kroner said WestFest would not be possible without the amount of effort put in each year by association members Chris Baker and Bonnie Perrino. “They’ve done the leg work since day one, and they are definitely the minds behind it,” Kroner said. For more information about the 2010 WestFest, visit or call 389-9378.

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Oak Hills adopts new reading program By Kurt Backscheider

The Oak Hills Local School District will use a new reading program for students in kindergarten through fifth-grade beginning next school year. Gina Gentry-Fletcher, spokeswoman for the district, said after a thorough review the district decided to use the research-based Scott Foresman Reading Street program from the education and technology company Pearson beginning in the 2010-2011 school year. She said the program is designed to support students at all levels and includes digital learning components and an expansive literature library. Teachers started training on the program in May, and she said teachers will receive additional technology training in September. Jeff Langdon, Oak Hills’ director of curriculum and instruction for kindergarten through eighthgrade, said reading skills are the foundation for all other learning. “This innovative and comprehensive reading instruction offers

the grounding that will ensure our children develop solid reading, writing and comprehension skills,” he said. “We have selected a reading program that we believe will provide our students the solid foundation they will need for each to achieve his or her full potential.” Gentry-Fletcher said the district’s new program uses a combination of the Reading Street program and the My Sidewalks program, a companion intervention program for struggling readers. She said Pearson developed the material in collaboration with classroom teachers and the nation’s leading authorities on reading instruction. The program is supported by independent studies showing students in all socioeconomic groups significantly improved their reading achievement, and in many cases jumped two grade levels in a year. “District officials conducted a comprehensive review of several reading programs before deciding the components of the Pearson program best meet the needs of all of the district’s elementary stu-


Oakdale Elementary School third-graders Anthony Brozonis, left, and Nathan Cirrincione spend some time reading in the school’s library. The Oak Hills Local School District is implementing a new reading program in its elementary schools next year. dents,” Gentry-Fletcher said. “Elementary teachers who reviewed various options cited the Pearson program as meeting the district’s requirements for research-based quality pedagogy, differentiated instruction, great literature and state-of-the art digital content.” Kellie O’Brien, a kindergarten

teacher at J.F. Dulles Elementary School who served on the review committee, said Reading Street is a rigorous program offering a core of common learning that flows from one grade level to another. She said it takes the guesswork out of differentiating instruction by offering suggestions at each level of ability, and its frequent

progress monitoring allows teachers to recognize each child's strengths and weaknesses sooner. “I can't wait to put this program into effect next school year,” O’Brien said. “Students will be exposed to an abundance of motivating and engaging literature, and they will have the opportunity to incorporate all the 21st-century skills that are so necessary for them to be successful in today's world.” Martin Hanrahan, Pearson’s Ohio representative, said Oak Hills joins more than 100 other Ohio school districts who have chosen the Reading Street curriculum. He added that during this past school year, more than five million students in 10,000 schools and districts nationwide used Reading Street. “We are committed to working with our wonderful teachers here to ensure success for all of Oak Hills’ students,” Hanrahan said. “We are dedicating a team of professionals to work with principals and teachers to ensure a seamless and successful implementation of the new reading program.”


Academic champs

The Oak Hills High School Academic Team was recognized by the Oak Hills Local School District Board of Education for winning the Greater Miami Conference championship this season. Coach Cheryl Vandewalle was named GMC Coach of the Year. Pictured from front left are Gabby Coors, Jennifer Adkins, Nicole Bishop and Cheryl Vandewalle; second row, Evan Frondorf, Adam Coey, Mike Otten and Christian Vandewalle. Not pictured is Sara Peasley.

Thespian of the Year

McAuley High School junior Katlyn Klare was recently named McAuley Thespian of the Year for her outstanding contributions to McAuley drama. Since arriving at McAuley as a freshman, Klare has had acting/singing roles in six McAuley productions: “The Wizard of Oz,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Once Upon a Mattress,” “Shakespeare Gone Wild,” “Cheaper by the Dozen” (her favorite) and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” In her sophomore year, she stepped in to learn a major role with only five days rehearsal time. She was even nominated for a Cappie Award for Best Supporting Actress. To become the McAuley Thespian of the Year, a student must be an active member of McAuley’s International Thespian Troupe 858. Klare also is a member of the Ambassadors Club and Drama Board, and is the social events chairperson for the Key Club. She is a Cappie critic and went on a mission trip to Jamaica last summer. Klare is the daughter of Monfort Heights resident Dan and Karen Klare. PROVIDED


Suiting up

Danny Hempel, a sophomore who plays bass drum in the La Salle Band, gets fitted for his uniform by Alice Ashcraft, one of the band parents. The La Salle Band is gearing up already for its fall marching season by having a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the high school. The yard sale will help support the band’s programs, which will include football games and band competitions this fall. Donation drop-off for the sale is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 17 and 18, at the high school.

Summit student wins at first TechOlympics


Summit Country Day students recently competed in the 2010 TechOlympics Expo. From left: First row, Alex Finch, Gabriella Chandra, Eric Stretcher, Ty Wahlbrink; second row, Erica Pierce, Myles Casanas, Paul Slater.; third row, Expo 2010 Steering Committee member Ken Uckotter, Kyle Gundrum of Cheviot, Logan Nagel, Simon Chow, James McLean, Andrew Beckmann, and Lauren Meister.

Summit Country Day students recently won three medals and came in fourth place out of 40 teams in the TechOlympics Expo 2010 held at the Millennium Hotel in Cincinnati. TechOlympics Expo was sponsored by The Kroger Co., P&G and Atos Origin. It was hosted by the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, an organization which provides high school students an opportunity to

network with local businesses and colleges. The expo gave students interested in careers in information technology the opportunity to network, have fun in technologyrelated competitions, learn more about IT careers and to learn about undergraduate IT programs in Greater Cincinnati. The events at TechOlympics focused on either computer skills or computer games.

Every event had a certain amount of points that were combined for a total school score. Three Summit students did not compete in TechOlympics, but rather took on major roles in organizing, producing materials and staging the expo, including Kyle Gundrum of Cheviot who designed the Web site and registration system for the event. Cathy Flesch is the Upper School mathematics teacher.


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This week in track

La Salle boys finished sixth in the Division I state meet preliminaries June 4. La Salle’s Rodriguez Coleman won the 110 meter hurdles at 14.69, and La Salle placed sixth in the 4x800 meter relay in 7:52.87, advancing them to competition.

LaRosa’s hall of fame

Five area athletes from the past and two legendary prep coaches will be inducted into the Buddy LaRosa’s High School Sports Hall of Fame. This is the first time a father-son has been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and the first time two sets of siblings have been inducted. The inductees are: • David Bell, Moeller High School, Class of 1990. • Michael Bell, Moeller High School, Class of 1993. • Ricky Bell, Moeller High School, Class of 1997. • Heather Mitts Feeley, St. Ursula Academy, Class of 1996. • Dr. Ralph Richter (deceased), Elder High School, Class of 1944. • Coach Frank Russo, La Salle High School , 1983-Present. • Coach Ron Russo, Colerain High School , 1984-Present.

Athletic awards

Several La Salle High School students nabbed several awards at the Spring Sports Banquet. • Baseball Lancer Award: Senior T. J. DeLaet. Bob Krueger Sportsmanship Award: Senior Patrick Bachman. • Tennis Lancer Award: Senior Josh Moellman. Bob Krueger Sportsmanship Award: Seniors Alex Breen and Ryan Matthews. • Track and field Lancer Award: Senior Raymond Claytor. Bob Krueger Sportsmanship Award: Senior Dwight Hill. • Volleyball Lancer Award: Seniors Kirby Johanson and Matt Ketzer. Bob Krueger Sportsmanship Award: Senior Dylan Berryhill.

Major league draft

La Salle High School graduate Dave Middendorf, a pitcher for Northern Kentucky University, was recently selected into the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. Middendorf has been a hard-throwing starter for the Norse over the past three seasons, amassing a 16-9 record with a 2.97 ERA. The left-hander claims 222 strikeouts to rank third alltime at NKU against just 44 walks over 197 innings. In 2010, Middendorf was 8-2 with a career-high 81 strikeouts. Middendorf was named to the All-GLVC and All-Midwest Region first teams last season. He will join a Yankees system that has selected three NKU pitchers in its history. Paul David Patterson was a 16th round selection of the Yankees in 2007, while Scott Wiggins went to the Bronx Bombers in the seventh round of the 1997 draft.






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Former Taylor runner tackles marathons By Tony Meale

Ten miles into her run at the Boston Marathon April 19, Cristy Doll knew something was wrong. “I couldn’t even drink at the water and Gatorade stations,” she said. Four miles later, Doll felt “like death” but refused to stop or – even worse – walk. “I can’t walk,” she said, as if that would be the ultimate disgrace. “A marathon is all mental. I run the first 14 miles with my legs and the last 10 with my head.” So Doll persevered. One foot in front of the other. Left, right. Left, right. But after all 26.2 miles had been run, things got a little scary. Doll began shaking uncontrollably and vomiting blood. She was taken to a medical tent, where she received an IV to combat dehydration. Her body temperature hovered around 90 degrees, and her sodium count was off-thecharts low. “I don’t think I ate enough,” Doll said. Before each race, Doll eats a whole wheat English muffin smothered with peanut butter and honey and, on the side, a potassium-filled banana for good measure. “Most marathons start early in the morning around 6 or 6:30, so I got up and prepared like I usually do,” Doll said. “But the Boston


Cristy Doll poses at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon in 2009. Doll, who graduated from Taylor High School in 2003, helped the Yellow Jackets’ cross country team to a Division II state title as a senior. She has completed several marathons. Marathon didn’t start until 10, so I think I started (my routine) too early.” She finished the race in

3:42.30. “I wanted to finish in 3:25,” she said, the disappointment discernible in her

voice. And there it is. That’s the runner in Doll. The thing that forces her to focus not on the blood she vomited but the goal she missed. “I’d definitely say (runners are) a different breed,” she said, laughing. “It can be five degrees out or pouring down rain, and we’re out there running. I think we’re motivated people, and it’s just part of our lifestyle.” It’s been a part of Doll’s lifestyle since she was a seventh-grader at Three Rivers Middle School. She started as a sprinter specializing in the 100- and 400meter dashes and didn’t pick up distance running until her sophomore year at Taylor High School. “I did it to get in shape for basketball,” the 2003 graduate said. Doll, 25, was a foursport athlete for the Yellow Jackets, participating in basketball, volleyball, cross country and track. As a senior, she captained the cross country squad to a state title. “It was awesome,” she said. “Everyone got along well, and all of us worked toward the same goal. We still keep in touch.” Doll was graduated from the University of Cincinnati, where she majored in health promotion, and now works as a wellness coach and personal trainer at Mercy Health Partners. Running remains her

passion and has allowed her to meet several renowned figures in the marathon community. At the Boston Marathon, for instance, she met Bill Rodgers, who won the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon four times each between 1975 and 1980, and Dick Hoyt, who competes in marathons and triathlons across the country while pushing his son, Rick, in a wheelchair. Rick has cerebral palsy. “At one point in the race,” Doll said, “I ran past Dick Hoyt and thought, ‘If he can do this, I can do this.’ It was inspiring.” Doll was also inspired by her parents, Mike and Karen, who cheered her on from each mile marker during the race. Doll recently convinced Karen to take up running, and they completed the Redlegs Run for Home 5K June 5. “It was really cool because no one in my family runs, and I had been trying to get her into it,” Doll said. “We got up every morning and went for a run together, which was nice. She’s my best friend.” Doll hopes to eventually run a marathon in 3:10. And no, she doesn’t wear an iPod. “It’s almost a distraction,” she said. “I like time on my own to get away from things. It gives me time to think.”

Growing Seton booster club readies for first golf outing By Mark Chalifoux

The Seton Athletic Booster Club is having its first golf outing on Monday, July 26, at Ashton Oaks Golf Club. Since it’s the first one, Seton athletic director Janie Shafer said they are working to make it a memorable event. “We’re trying to make it really fun so people want to come back,” she said. “We’ll have great door prizes, contest holes, we’ll have some of our student athletes running the raffle baskets and serving food, and we’re going to have a ball drop on the putting green for another fundraiser. For people that don’t like to golf, we’ll be having a lunch social for only $20.”

The golf outing is a big step in the right direction for the Seton booster club, which has grown significantly in the past season, according to Shafer. She said the booster club had fewer than 10 people at the start of the school year and has blossomed since, as more than 50 people show up for meetings now. “They are taking an active role in the athletic department and they wanted to do something, so the golf outing is a perfect way for them to get involved,” Shafer said. “Hopefully we’ll add something else every year.” Shafer said she sees five or six new faces every meeting and that some of the members of the booster club have children who attend Elder and they see how successful the

dad’s club and booster club have been at Elder and they are trying to run with that model. “It’s great to have an active group of parents running with it. I couldn’t be happier,” Shafer said. “They can do so much to help me and they are the ones that bring friends to meetings and show up at games and really support the athletic department. I want parents to be as involved as they want to be because that can only help us,” she said. Shafer said her goal is to have more than 100 members in the booster club. As for the golf outing, there’s still room for about 20 foursomes. Sign up at Seton’s website, “I just think it’s great we’re

doing something and there’s a lot of excitement around it. Whatever money we make goes to our athletic budget and helps a lot of our programs significantly,” Shafer said. “We’ve gone over the top for our first year, we’ve had a lot of donations and have made it fun with contests.” The prize for a hole-in-one at the outing is a three-year lease on a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu from Jake Sweeney Chevrolet. “I think it would be great if someone could have a hole-in-one and win the car,” Shafer said. “It’s definitely an event for golfers but even if you’ve never played golf you can still come out and have a lot of fun. We’re trying hard to make it a fun day and make it a community event,” she said.

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Elder’s Nick Ambeliotis takes the field for the East-West All-Star game Thursday, June 10.

Taking a slight lead in the series, the East All-Star team improved its record to 18-17 at the 35th Southwestern Ohio Football Coaches Association/Ron Woyan East-West All-Star football game. The series was knotted at 17-17 before the East defeated the West, 21-13, during the annual grudge match Thursday, June 10, at Kings High School. The East boys outgained the West team by a 104-19 yard margin on the ground during its win. Norwood’s Jeremy Scott led the East with 62 yards and a touchdown. Little Miami’s Kyle Cook threw for 157 yards and one touchdown for the East. Anderson’s Brandon Bornhauser rushed for 31 yards and one touchdown for the East while also pass-


Elder’s Adam Brown totes the ball while getting ready for the East-West All-Star game Thursday, June 10. ing for 45 yards. For the west, Wyoming’s Evan Aleshire scored two touchdowns while catching

two passes for 117 yards. Lakota West’s Brandon Neal rushed for 26 yards and also had 53 yards receiving.


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Three wins in a row for St. Xavier

Bombers capture all-sports trophy

The Bombers did it again. For the third straight year and the fifth time in six years, St. Xavier High School has won the Greater Catholic League South divi-

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Salle (51). It is the third straight year the GCL-South schools have finished in that order. “I don’t think there’s any kind of pecking order developing,” Sullivan said. “It’s been a lot closer over the last couple years.” The Bombers won the trophy by 18 points in 2004-05, 15 in 2005-06 and 16 in 2007-08. Over the last two years, they’ve won by eight points combined. “Entering spring, Moeller and Elder are usually right there,” Sullivan said. Moeller trailed St. X 5243 entering the spring sports season and used league championships in baseball and volleyball to close the gap to five. Moeller has finished runner-up to St. X four of the last six years. The Crusaders last won the trophy in

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2006-07, when they edged St. X and Elder, which tied for second, by five points. The Bombers collected 28 points this past fall – the most by any of the four schools in any season – which was highlighted by a league and city championship in football. St. X also won league titles in cross country and soccer, while golf finished third. The Bombers won the winter season 24-23 over Moeller with league titles in bowling and swimming; basketball and wrestling finished third. St. X’s weak link, however, was spring; with 18 points, the Bombers tied La Salle for the lowest output of the season. St. X won tennis and was second in track but finished last in baseball and volleyball. “We thought we’d do better in volleyball this year, but it didn’t work out that way,” Sullivan said. “We knew we had very talented

kids, but we were also young. We played a lot of juniors and sophomores.” Some sports, meanwhile, are developing consistency. St. X has won five of the last six football titles, two of the last three cross country titles and three straight bowling titles. And let’s not forget swimming and tennis. According to the St. X Web site, the Bombers have won league swimming titles every year since 1960 and league tennis titles every year since 1968. “We have an idea of which sports will fall in line,” Sullivan said. Sullivan, however, said that the competition in swimming and tennis is getting better. “Moeller and Elder seem to be getting closer in both; they’re gaining ground on us,” he said. “It’ll be interesting to see what happens in those sports over the next 10 or 15 years.”

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Three Elder High School students sign letters of commitment to play college sports, April 19. From left are Matt Pate, who will play baseball for University of North Carolina-Asheville; Matt Harpenau, who will play volleyball for Lees McRae College in North Carolina; and John Lucas, who will also play volleyball for Lees McRae. PROVIDED

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SAY soccer sign-ups

The Cheviot Police Association needs fall SAY soccer players for the boys’ and girls’ 4-5 and 10-11 age teams, as well as boys’ 6-7 age team and girls’ 8-9 age team. The boys’ 8-9 age team is full as well as the girls’ 6-7 age team. No experience is necessary. Call 477-8481. Call right away, only a few spots are left.

Soccer for little ones

Western Sports Mall has indoor soccer programs for small children this summer. Little Dribblers, instructional soccer for ages 3 to 5, is a six-week program for $35 from 6-6:30 p.m., on Wednesdays, beginning July 7; or Fridays, beginning July 9.

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Signing on

Western Hills High School basketball players Asia, second from left, and Allyandra Dillingham, sign letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers. Asia will attend Cincinnati State on full athletic scholarship, and Allyandra will attend UC Clermont. From left are the girls’ dad, Rod Dillingham; Asia; mom, Inez Dillingham, Allyandra and Mike Matthews from UC Clermont.

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

Artificial increase

Are you enjoying your artificially created bump in the value of your home? The most recent exercise in futile, overreaching federal programs just expired. The $8,000 tax credit for home purchases expired April 30. While this sugar shot made us all feel good and gave the appearance that the market was improving, it was just another in a long list of government programs that interfere with free market forces. The 30-plus percent increase in real estate activity was not a result of people acting in their own best interest. It is a result of normally responsible Americans trying to get "their piece of the pie.” Wait to see the seasonally adjusted sales figures coming for May, June and July, which I predict will be down dramatically. Until government stays out of private decisions and sales are driven by improving economic conditions, all the sugary sweetness enjoyed in April will turn into a debt-increasing sour pill that in the end will again have put more Americans into homes that were purchased as a result of poor policy and not solid economic principles. Randy Anderson Beechgrove Drive Green Township

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With all due respect to Dr. (John) Wilke and his statistics from Poland, I’d like to remind him that technology has advanced considerably since 1955. Laws prohibiting abortion are not the reason for the decreased activity. He has no knowledge of the backalley abortions which occur. Education, not legislation, is the answer. After 55-plus years of fighting, the doctor and his Right to Life group still don’t want to acknowledge the real root of the problem. Preventing conception in the first place would solve most of the problem, but they prefer to ignore that and to put a political face on this very personal dilemma. Their political ideology calls for personal freedom for themselves, but not for women. They will not be happy until they are in bed with every woman of childbearing age. I have documented at least 23 child deaths (the Enquirer) since Jan. 1 in which “already born” unwanted children have been violently tortured and finally murdered by so-called parents. The innocent child arrived into heaven a little late – after a couple of torturous years. Implementing ageappropriate education and contraception could quell this problem. Ann Thompson Robers Avenue Green Township

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2466. Board president: Paul Beck. • Village of North Bend Council meets at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of each month at the North Bend Municipal Building, 21 Taylor Ave. Phone: 941-0610. Mayor: Terry Simpson. Vice mayor: Ron Nunnery. • Oak Hills Local School District Board of Education members meet the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at various locations within the district. District office: 6325 Rapid Run Road. Phone: 574-3200. Superintendent: Patricia Brenneman. Board President: Rick Ahlers. • Three Rivers Local School District Board of Education members meet the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Taylor High School, 36 S. Harrison Ave. District office: 92 Cleves Ave. Phone: 941-6400. Superintendent: Rhonda Bohannon. Board President: Al Bayes. • Westwood Civic Association members meet the third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Westwood Town Hall, 3017 Harrison Ave. Phone: 662-9109. Civic Association President:Jim McNulty.




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Retail letter you have the following three options: 1. Do nothing and you will continue to be enrolled in the Green Township electric aggregation program with a rate of 7.45 cents per kilowatt hour rate in 2010 and 6.79 cents per kilowatt hour in 2011. 2. Contact Duke Retail and enroll in the Duke Retail program with a rate of 6.39 cents per kilowatt hour. 3. Contact Dominion Retail, the current provider for the township’s

electric program, to discuss other pricing options Dominion may have available. Dominion Retail was offering an even better rate of 5.99 cents per kilowatt hour last week. Their toll free number is 1888-574-1160. Green Township established the electric aggregation program as a public service to the residents. The township does not derive any funds from the program. Our hope is that you take advantage of the opportunity to reduce your utility bills. We hope this letter helps clarify your options for electricity supply from now until December 2011. If you live in a home with allelectric utilities, it is probably best to call Duke Energy to determine your best course of action. As trustees, we want you to get the best electric rate possible. Please call Green Township administrative staff at 574-4848 if you have any questions concerning these options. Chairman David Linnenberg, vice chairman Tony Upton and Tracy Winkler are members of the Green Township Board of Trustees.

3 Rivers committed to excellence Thank you for supporting the Three Rivers School District. Because of the residents’ support, the community will have a new pre-K through 12th- grade school. This new school will serve current students and future students for decades and will allow the opportunity to provide the learning environment needed in order to teach skills for the 21st century. The legacy you are helping to establish will benefit today’s students and future generations of students. The design of the new school will begin immediately. Committees will be formed to address various aspects of a building’s design including the outside and/or structural component, classrooms, community areas, media center, office and conference areas, technology, playfields, parking, and

more. Help us build a school that the entire community can benefit from and utilize to the fullest. The design process will take Rhonda approximately Bohannon one year. Community Ground breaking take place Press guest will after the design columnist process has been completed. The actual construction of the new school will take approximately two years. For Three Rivers, this means that the new school will be ready for the 2013-2014 school year. In addition to designing the new school, a committee will be

formed to investigate and pursue the use of Taylor High School. This could take the form of developing partnerships, leasing all or portions of the building, or selling the property for development purposes. Committees will also be formed to design the closing ceremony for each of the schools that have served this community for so long and schools that will always be an important part of the history and traditions of this school district. Please lend your voice to the planning and design of our new school. Again, thank you on behalf of the students, future students, and volunteers who worked so hard to make this dream a reality for the Three Rivers community. Rhonda Bohannon is superintendent of Three Rivers Local School District.

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What movie, scene from a movie or song is guaranteed to make you cry? Why? “When George Bailey’s friends come pouring into his living room with money at the end of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life.’ Gets me every Christmas. In fact, I’m tearing up right now just thinking about it. M.S. “The movie ‘The Notebook,’ as well as the book, makes me cry every time. I’m watching my mom die with Alzeheimer’s, and I don’t want to go that way … It’s so sad to watch life die in little bits. It’s very hard to accept that I’ve become her mother. C.D. “The scene in Bambi when Bambi’s mother is killed.” P.K. “Bambi’s mother getting killed and Old Yeller biting the dust. The reason is that anyone with one ounce of emotion would cry at those scenes.” B.N. “’Forrest Gump’ when he is in

the room and his mama is talking with him as she lay dying. I just think of my mom and how sad it all is.” C.A.S. “It’s been so long but as I look back on those old movies made back during World WarII where the boys were shipping out and leaving their new brides behind in many cases never to see them again.” L.S. “‘Pieces of April,’ by Three Dog Night. I associate the song with the death of my beloved younger brother in an auto accident in 1973, and I cannot hear it without crying.” B.B. “Brian’s Song!”


“No question, no competition – ‘Brian’s Song.’ If your eyes stay dry, you’re not human! ‘Nuff said.” M.M. “Oh, by far the ‘Christmas Shoes’ song gets me every time! And, not so much a movie, but

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Next question How do you plan to spend you summer? Every week The Western Hills Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to westernhills@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. those Hallmark commercials always touch my heart.” M.P. “There are so many, but I’ll choose one: in the final scene from ‘The Little Mermaid’ (Disney Studios, 1989), the character of Ariel, about to embark on her new life as a human, hugs king triton and says, ‘I love you, daddy.’ even after 21 years, this makes me cry every single time!” J.D. “When I was a small boy, seeing Davy Crockett (Fess Parker) fighting to the bitter end at the Alamo always caused me to tear up. Ditto for the demise of ‘Old Yeller.’” R.V.



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Graduation day at Elder The 88th Elder High School commencement ceremonies were June 2 at the Jean Patrice Harrington Student Center on the campus of the College of Mount Saint Joseph. Pat Kelsey, a 1993 graduate and associate head coach for the Xavier University men's basketball team, addressed the class. He was point guard for the 1993 Elder state championship team. He coached at Elder, then coached at Wake Forest under Skip Prosser, before returning to Cincinnati to coach for XU, his college alma mater. The valedictorian is Mark A. Roser and the salutatorian is Alexander M. Redrow. The baccalaureate Mass was May 31 at St. Theresa Church. Photos from other graduation days will be published in future issues.


Elder High School graduates sing the school’s alma mater at the end of the commencement ceremony. Elder’s class of 2010 graduated June 2 at the College of Mount St. Joseph.


Elder High School class of 2010 salutatorian Alex Redrow, a member of the volleyball team, acknowledges their recent state championship during his salutatory address. Elder’s newest alumni graduated June 2 at the College of Mount St. Joseph.


Graduation speaker Pat Kelsey, an Elder High School graduate and associate head basketball coach at Xavier University, is pictured with Elder head basketball coach Joe Schoenfeld, also an Elder alumnus. Elder’s class of 2010 graduated June 2 at the College of Mount St. Joseph.


Elder High School Principal Tom Otten, right, presents Pete Bachman the Archbishop Elder Memorial Award, the highest award presented to a graduating senior. Elder’s class of 2010 graduated June 2 at the College of Mount St. Joseph.


Elder High School graduates and former Our Lady of Lourdes students, from left, Brandon Gressler, Ben Tepe, Ryan James, Mikel Williams, Larry Jedding, Jordan Lillis, Christian Schapker and Justin Stock gather for a group shot prior to their graduation ceremony. Elder’s class of 2010 graduated June 2 at the College of Mount St. Joseph.


Three generations of Elder High School graduates gather before the ceremony. From left, Richard Busche ‘84, Bobby Busche ‘10, Jim Busche ‘58 and Bob Busch ‘51. Bob Busch is Bobby Busche’s maternal grandfather. Elder’s class of 2010 graduated June 2 at the College of Mount St. Joseph.

Elder High School class of 2010 valedictorian Mark Roser, left, and salutatorian Alex Redrow stop for a photo before delivering their commencement speeches. Elder’s class of 2010 graduated June 2 at the College of Mount St. Joseph. PROVIDED

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


Alumni Excellence Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Six to eight works of Mount alumni from each decade, 1960s through 2000s. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314. Delhi Township.


A Compact History of the Universe, 8-9:30 p.m., Cincinnati Astronomical Society Observatory, 5274 Zion Road, Romp through 4 billion years of history. From first split second after the Big Bang to the formation of the solar system to life’s appearance on Earth to the final end of the universe. View universe though telescopes if weather permits. Family friendly. $5, $3 children, free for members. 941-1981; Cleves.


Spintensity, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Paramount Fitness, 5130 Crookshank Road, Aerobics Room. Intense cycling class with Bootcamp intervals throughout. First class free. Ages 13 and up. $6-$10 per class. Reservations recommended. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 4516509; Westwood.


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


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 662-4569. Monfort Heights.


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


Fine Line, 6-9 p.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, Rock trio. CD Release Party. Outdoors on patio. Rain moves party indoors. $2 Miller Lite longnecks and half-price appetizers. 451-1157. Riverside. Bob Cushing, 10 p.m., Rohrer’s Tavern, 418 Three Rivers Parkway, 941-4266. North Bend.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m., Dew Drop Inn, 8956 Harrison Ave., Free. 353-1854; Cleves.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK M.A.W.G., 10 p.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, Indoor stage. With Beay Feldkamp and Monk McCloy. $3. 451-1157; Riverside.


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


Everybody’s Backyard Picnic Concert, 68:30 p.m., Rapid Run Park, 4450 Rapid Run Road, Free hot dogs while they last, face painting, balloon artists and family-friendly music. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 352-4080. West Price Hill.


Cruise-In, 5-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Custom cars welcome. Awards and door prizes. Value menu. Free. Presented by Jim & Jack’s on the River. 251-7977. Riverside. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 8


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


Alumni Excellence Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK English Channel Band, 9:30 p.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, 574-6333; Green Township.


Summer Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road, Tour five gardens. Plants, crafts and art for sale. Tickets available at White Oak Garden Center, Mattfeld Florists & Greenhouses and the Cheviot Savings Bank branch on Cheviot Road. Ticket includes bottled water and coupons. $10, $8 advance. Presented by Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association. 385-3313. White Oak. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 0

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

Historic 1795 Cabin and Schoolhouse, 2-5 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; North Bend.


Cincinnati Oldies and Doo-Wop Association, 1-5 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, CODA. Presented by Cincinnati Oldies and Doo-Wop Association. 251-7977. Riverside. Mike Davis Show, 7-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Vegas revue with tribute artist. Full dinner menu. $10. Reservations recommended. 251-7977. Riverside. M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 1



The Amazing Portable Circus Magic Show, 1 p.m., Cheviot Branch Library, 3711 Robb Ave., Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6015. Cheviot.

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College of Mount St. Joseph Basketball Team Camp Shootouts, 5-9 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Three sessions available. Varsity. Concludes June 19. Fridays 5-9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Boys and girls, ages 12-17. $325 per team. Registration required. 2444929; Delhi Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 9


Friends & Fun Brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road, Light brunch and greeting card craft. Family friendly. $5. Reservations required. 5031042. Green Township. Kids Club Krafts at the Clubhouse, 1-3 p.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road, Children learn basic elements of art, design and style. Ages 4-12. New projects monthly. $10. Registration required. 389-0826; Green Township.


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

Alumni Excellence Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.


Hearing Innovation Tour, 10:30 a.m. 1 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, 3302 Westbourne Drive, Showcases OtoLens and S Series iQ hearing aids. Registration required. 268-0919.


Year-Round Gardening: Big Impact, Small Space, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. Free. 385-3313. Monfort Heights.


Tell Your Story, 2-3 p.m., Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave., Metro representatives briefly tell Metro’s story and listen to community’s Metro stories. Includes refreshments, story-time reading for children and new articulated accordion bus available outside for tours. Family friendly. Free. 3694474; Westwood.


Design Squad, 1-3 p.m., Mother of Mercy High School, 3036 Werk Road, Daily through June 24. Grades 6-8. Girls learn to use engineering design process to create projects. $60. Registration required. 661-2740; Westwood.


“America I AM: The African American Imprint” touring exhibition will be on display June 19 to Jan. 2 at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibit shows hundreds of years of African-Americans’ contributions to the United States through various artifacts. Pictured is an example, Rosa Parks’ 1955 arrest card for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. Tickets are $12; $11, ages 60 and up; $8, ages 3-12. Member tickets are $8, adults; $5, children. Call 513-287-7000 or visit


The Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association annual Summer Garden Tour is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Five gardens are featured, and plants, crafts and art will be for sale. Tickets are $10, $8 in advance, and include bottled water and coupons. Advance tickets are available at White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road, Mattfeld’s Greenhouse & Florist, 8730 Cheviot Road, and Cheviot Savings Bank, 5550 Cheviot Road. For more information, call 385-3313. White Oak resident Linda Brown is pictured checking out some perennials during a previous garden tour.


Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Our Lady of the Visitation School, 3180 South Road, Daily through June 25. A variety of sports, games and activities for campers. An all boy and all girl format. Bring water bottle and lunch. Ages 6-12. $102. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076; Green Township.


Vacation Bible School, 6:30-9 p.m., Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road, Daily through June 25. Theme is “High Seas Expedition.” Registration required. 5744208. Bridgetown.


Junior Golf Camp, 9-10:30 a.m., Neumann Golf Course, 7215 Bridgetown Road, Arrive 8:45 a.m. for registration on first day. Daily through June 24. Daily skills instruction. Equipment provided. Ages 7 and under with parental supervision. Shotgun scramble pizza party at Dunham Golf Course on Guerley Road on day four. Ages 5-13. $45, $40 two or more family; more discounts available. Registration required. 574-1320. Miami Township. College of Mount St. Joseph Basketball Day Camp, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, with Larry Cox, College of Mount St. Joseph men’s basketball coach. $150. Registration required. 244-4929; Delhi Township. Gamble-Nippert YMCA Sports Camps: Soccer, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or 1-4 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Daily through June 25. Participants do not swim. Financial assistance available. Ages 6-12. $164, $124 members; half day: $75, $65 members. Registration required. 661-1105. Westwood. Ohio South Youth Soccer Association/ Soccer Unlimited Camps, 9 a.m.-noon, Dater Montessori School, 2840 Boudinot Ave., Daily through June 25. Drills, games and activities. Boys and girls. Ages 5-17. $85. Registration required. Presented by Ohio South Youth Soccer Association/Soccer Unlimited Camps. 576-9555; . West Price Hill. Soccer Camp I, 4-6 p.m., Mother of Mercy High School, 3036 Werk Road, Gym. Daily through June 24. For girls, grades 2-5. $50. Registration required. 661-2740; Westwood. Soccer Camp II, 6-8 p.m., Mother of Mercy High School, 3036 Werk Road, Soccer Field. Daily through June 24. For girls, grades 6-9. $50. Registration required. 661-2740; Westwood. Golf Camp, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mother of Mercy High School, 3036 Werk Road, Daily through June 23. Open to girls entering grades 8-9. Learn fundamentals of golf and leave with appreciation for the sport. $60. Registration required. 661-2740; Westwood. College of Mount St. Joseph Youth Football Camp, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Daily through June 22. Learn skills. Each camper will play every position, receive a T-shirt, medal and certificate. Guest speakers Kurry Commins, Tom Bolden and Doug Ramsey. Rod Huber, coach and host. Ages 0-8. $40. Registration required. 317-4960. Delhi Township.

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Beginner Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; West Price Hill.


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Alumni Excellence Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.


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

Girls Club, 1:30-3 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Field trips on Wednesdays. Ages 8-10. Registration required. Through July 27. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


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




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

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dillard’s, 6290 Glenway Ave., Covered by insurance plans. For uninsured or underinsured, financial assistance available. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Westwood. The Amazing Portable Circus Magic Workshop, 10:30 a.m., Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave., Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4460. West Price Hill.


Cincinnati Shakespeare Company performs all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, in 97 minutes. It runs through June 27. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at 719 Race St., downtown Cincinnati. Ticket prices range from $20-$26. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513-381-2273 or visit Pictured are: Matt Johnson, left, Chris Guthrie and Brian Isaac Phillips.


June 16, 2010

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Al & Tipper, you really surprised us fragile? The concept of marrying, being a couple, has been quite a standard social unit throughout history. It’s the principal way the great majority of people find pleasure, cope with loneliness, and engage the deep forces of body and soul. A couple begins not with the proverbial “falling in love.” A couple begins at that usually undeterminable time when both are first aware of being chosen by the other. The couple then begins to create and form its personal relationship. As Mary Anne McPherson Oliver writes in “Conjugal Spirituality,” “This is a serious process which requires, some say, nine to 14 years, but which is in any case a highly complicated and lifelong task never really complete. Each couple must by trial and error discover its own unre-

peatable shape. The ‘being’ of a couple is not fixed but living and changing, more like a person than a piece of pottery. It will be born and grow, or languish and die.” Despite the fact that being a couple is such a natural and universal tendency, its growth and success depends on the continued willingness and commitment to be in relation. Will and choice prove to be more important than romance and feeling. Both members of a couple must act in the preservation of their relationship. Psychiatrist Dennis Lin of the Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan speaks of the Gores in USA Today, “Their relationship was probably having troubles over time, and they were less invested in each other and less invested in making this relationship work.” Analyst Dr. James Hollis


“I’m just stunned!” ‘That was the most common adjective used when the news said Al and Tipper Gore were separating. To both friends and foes they seemed a solidly married couple. This column is neither to condemn nor praise them. Such personal decisions carry too many private and unknown factors for us to judge. What we do need to acknowledge are the questions such surprising reverses bring to our minds about ourselves. Questions such as: If their marriage of 40 years ran out of fuel, can mine? If there was no secret third party for either of them, then how could it happen after sharing so much of life together? Can love last? We’re living longer, but is love dying sooner? Can’t a couple’s love grow stronger over the years and not more


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choosing each other.” The lessons for us from the Gore separation, or whenever we encounter reversals of long-held images of others, come from honest reflection on the realities of life. Did their public and political life take away too much time from their continued growth as a couple? Does our busy life take too much away from us nurturing our relationships? Should we in the Me-Generation era come to know more about the true meaning of love? Author Mary Anne Oliv-

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June 16, 2010

No bones about it – dads love good ribs

It pays to mow your grass along the side of the road right before dusk. My husband, Frank, was doing just that when friend Ed Kluba, owner of K l u b a Farms, was coming home Rita from sellHeikenfeld ing his Rita’s kitchen produce at market. He stopped to give Frank a bountiful bunch of gourmet lettuces. What a food gift that was since we’re having company tomorrow and my spring greens have all but bolted. Ed’s lettuce will make a nice salad topped with fresh peas from our garden. And since Father’s Day is almost here, I wanted to share a favorite ribs recipe that I’ll be making for the dads in our family. Happy Dad’s Day to all of our Community Press and Recorder dads!

Rita’s grilled baby back ribs

Sprinkle the ribs with the spice rub up to a day ahead. This recipe will serve eight people. You may have leftover rub so store it in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Mix together:

3 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon plus 1 tea-

1 tablespoon sugar Ice: See Carol’s tip

Put lemon and oranges in large punch bowl. Pour in thawed lemonade. Gently stir in seltzer water and sparkling cider. Add sugar to taste and add ice. Tip: Fill a 4- to 6-cup freezable container with water and freeze. Or use ice cubes. Carol said this would look nice in a pitcher, as well.

Ed Kluba’s freshly picked lettuce. spoon chili powder 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika or regular paprika 1 teaspoon allspice


6 to 7 pounds meaty baby back pork ribs, cut into 6 to 7 rib slabs. Sprinkle 1 generous teaspoon of rub on each side of each slab. Put on baking sheet; cover with foil and refrigerate at least two hours or up to one day.

To grill ribs:

Prepare grill with medium heat. Grill ribs until tender and cooked, turning occasionally. Then brush each side generously with barbeque


sauce. Continue grilling until sauce forms a sticky coating, about three minutes per side.

Carol Vanover’s sparkling punch

Carol, an Indiana reader, as some of you know, is my “oldest and bestest” friend. She is always trying new recipes with a healthy twist. She served this at a party and everyone loved it. “Not too sweet, very refreshing and good with a meal,” she said. Carol said it looked pretty, too. Adapted from one she found online.

Two 750 ml. bottles sparkling apple cider, chilled 1 liter carbonated water (Carol used seltzer), chilled 3 large oranges, thinly sliced 2 lemons, thinly sliced 6 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed


Tartar sauce close to Frisch’s

For Eileen Coon, Erlanger reader.


Mix together: 1

⁄3 cup finely minced onion Dash garlic powder, to taste 1 ⁄3 cup dill pickle relish, drained 11⁄4 cups or so mayonnaise Hot sauce to taste (optional)

Audrey Reinhart’s tartar sauce

Audrey sent this in for Eileen Coon as well. “She might like this,” Audrey said.

Mix together:

1 cup Miracle Whip (or mayonaise) 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon yellow mustard 1 or 2 cloves garlic 3 ⁄4 cup sweet pickle relish, drained

Cottage cheese pie recipe

My editor Lisa Mauch tried out the recipe Sarah DeMoss sent in with a few alterations using Splenda and soy milk. To get her version, go to my online column at www. or call 513-591-6163. Few drops hot pepper sauce or cayenne (optional)

Easy hand-held apple ‘pies’

Let the kids help with this one for dad. If he likes nuts, add a small amount, chopped.

1 stick butter or margarine, divided 2 nice big apples, peeled, cored and diced small 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon flour Extra cinnamon mixed with a bit of white sugar for sprinkling on top (optional) Bread with crusts removed (anywhere from 12 to 15 slices) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet.

Melt 1⁄2 stick butter over medium heat in large skillet. Stir in flour and cook a minute. Don’t let it brown. Add apples, brown sugar and cinnamon and cook until apples are tender. Let cool. Roll each slice of bread until it is thin and flat. Put some of apple mixture (not too much) into center of each slice. Wet two of the edges and fold diagonally to form a triangle. Press edges to make a seal. Place on baking sheet. Melt remaining butter and brush tops. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon/sugar mixture. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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A crime watch program for Cheviot residents will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 27, on the second floor of Cheviot Town Hall. All are welcome.

YMCA open house

The Gamble Nippert YMCA invites area families to put more play in their day with a summer membership special and open house. Until Saturday, June 19, individuals and families will receive $75 off the joining fee for becoming a YMCA member; and, if a member refers them, that member will receive a free month just for referring a friend. The summer open house will be all day June 19, with special activities between noon and 3 p.m. For more info, contact the Gamble Nippert YMCA at 513-661-1105.

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-31st District) will host a town hall meeting 78:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Enright Ridge Eco-Village, 824 Enright Ave. Members of the Eco-Village will be on hand to share information as wells as tips and techniques for successful urban planting.

French yard sale

The third annual yard sale to benefit the Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre’s production of “Les Misérables” will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3, in the parking lot of the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. You can still purchase booth space for $20 by calling the box office at 513-2416550 or in person Monday through Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Deadline to register is Monday, June 28. Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre provides a summer of great experience for young performers and techies alike. Many of its members are now professional actors, singers, dancers, technicians and musicians. To date, more than 2,100 teens have been a part of CYPT. The 2010 performances of Les Misérables are July 23-25 and 28-Aug. 1.

Women in The Outdoors, sponsored by the National Wild Life Federation and hosted by the South Western Ohio Conservation Club, will be Saturday June 19, at 6084 Morgan Road, Cleves. It is a one-day event to introduce women to outdoor activities, hands-on instruction in courses such as self defense, handgun, archery, fishing, line dancing, arts and crafts and more. Cost is $50, which includes four courses taught by qualified instructors and use of all equipment. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages available at each course site. There will be door prizes and goodies. To register, contact Rose Cade at 513-576-1095 or email HCADE@Cinci.RR.Com.

Dispose waste

Do you have any hazardous household waste that needs to be disposed? The Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services sponsors a drop-off site to accept such items as fluorescent bulbs, car batteries, motor oil, gasoline, solvents/thinners, fertilizer, propane tanks and many other items. The site is at Clean Harbors, 4879 Spring Grove Ave. Hours are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 16. Please combine trips as the county is charged for each visit. For more informationabout dropping off hazardous materials, call 946-7700 or visit

The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is setting aside one Friday afternoon each month for free admission. Thanks to generous private donations, the Free Fridays program waives the normal $8.50 admission fees to all three museums from 4-8 p.m. Free Friday are set for the following Fridays: June 25, July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. Call 287-7000 or visit for additional information.

Regional Motorcoach Tours Put-In-Bay Sept 13-15 Bridles & Bourbon Aug 17 Greenbrier Resort & Casino Dec 6-8 Boston & Cape Cod 4th of July July 1-8 Boston, Cape Cod, Hyannis, sightseeing, fireworks, Boston Pops and more! Reds vs. Cubs at Wrigley Field July 1-3 Downtown hotel, meals & motorcoach Eastern U.S. Baseball Roadtrip July 5-10 New York City, Philadelphia & Hershey sightseeing Reds vs. Brewers July 27-29 Red Rooters’ & Reds Hall of Fame tour to Milwaukee! Reds vs. Pirates August 3-4 Two game roadtrip at a discount price! Pro Football Hall of Fame Game Bengals vs. Cowboys August 8-9 Baseball in Arizona including Grand Canyon & Las Vegas August 18-23 Two Reds games, Grand Canyon tour, Las Vegas Strip, meals Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pennant Fever! • September 3-5 Walk to the Arch & Busch Stadium, St. Charles Day Trip

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The sign for Avalon Tattoo and Piercing along Glenway Avenue has last week’s Scavenger Hunt clue. Here’s who called in a correct guess: Janet Hobbs, Claudia Vollman, Jane and Don Wright, and Kim Holiday. Turn to A1 for this week’s clue.

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More than 100 children, from pre-school participants to high school helpers, will take a “High Seas Expedition” when St. Aloysius Gonzaga in Bridgetown launches its annual Vacation Bible School. The program runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25. High Seas Expedition is the theme of this year’s program, which includes games, crafts, snacks and songs around a daily Bible lesson. The activities take place in the church undercroft, the school cafeteria and gym, as well as outdoors for games and wet activities. There are 85 children from preschool through fifth-grade registered to participate and more are expected to register prior to June 21. Call the school for more information at 574-4035.

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The Hamilton County Engineer announced the section of Wesselman Road, between Rybolt Road and Harrison Avenue in Green Township, is scheduled to close beginning Monday, June 21. The road closure is expected to last until Aug. 6, depending on the weather. This is the final phase of a sanitary sewer installation project. A detour will route traffic over Rybolt Road to Harrison Avenue and vice versa. Problems or questions should be directed to Bob Stindt with Triton at 679-6800, or to the Metropolitan Sewer District’s representative at 771-9424. For details on other projects, please visit

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Land conservancy meeting at Fernald Preserve


Shoe help

Joanne Hackett, Zumba group fitness instructor at Western Tennis & Fitness Club, organized a shoe drive to help the people of Haiti after the Earthquake. Club members made donations of hardly worn shoes, and Hackett recently delivered almost 200 pairs to Matthew 25 Ministries for inclusion in one of the many containers it has sent from the Greater Cincinnati area to the Haitian people.

The Land Conservancy of Hamilton County, Ohio, will have its summer meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Fernald Preserve, 7400 Willey Road in Crosby Township. The public is invited to attend this free program. For more information, visit or call 574-1849. The meeting will begin in the air-conditioned visitors center with a Land Conservancy presentation that: â&#x20AC;˘ Brings you up to date about plans for our proposed merger with The Hillside Trust. The conservancy will answer any questions; â&#x20AC;˘ Announces the newest conservation easement that protects a 25-acre forested homestead in southwest

Colerain Township; and â&#x20AC;˘ Seeks comments on the proposal to amend the amendment section of three conservation easements written before 2003. After the Land Conservancy meeting, the group will head outdoors to discover whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new in nature at Fernald Preserve. The staff will lead two guided tours for â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Nature Sampler.â&#x20AC;? Choose a short walk that includes the preserveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bio-wetlands, or a longer tour into the forest. Every season brings new discoveries at the preserve. Recently, the 200th bird species was identified. Two new marked trails have opened, bringing the total to seven miles of trails that meander the site.

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death by husband William Brockman. Services were June 11 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Glenn O. Bratcher, 74, Miami Township, died June 9. He was an associate professor in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He was Coast Guard veteran and a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Bratcher Survived by wife Judith Heck; children Gregory (Lorie), Damian (Amanda), Kathryn Bratcher; step-children Matthew (Jessica), Rebekah Wells; grandchildren Aubrey, Matthew, Sara, Savannah, Nevan, Brandon, Jenavieve, Anastasia; siblings Roberta Mitchell, Martha Hutchens. Preceded in death by siblings Velma Cunningham, Howard, Harold Bratcher. Services were June 14 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227, the Autism Society, 4330 East West Highway, Suite 550, Bethesda, MD 50814 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Fanny Hall Brockman, 89, formerly of Western Hills, died June 6 in La Vernia, Texas. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughters Melissa Brockman Nixon, Darlene Brockman; nephew Ken Hall. Preceded in

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Edward C. Closterman, 77, Westwood, died June 7. Survived by wife Ann Martin Closterman; children Traci (Richard) Turner, Jennifer, Edward Jr., Larry

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Robert A. Eckert, 89, Green Township, died June 8. He worked for Procter & Gamble. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by children Bob (Gina), Dennis (Carolyn), Tim (Shelia) Eckert, Debbie O’Reilly, Kathy Peak; Eckert grandchildren Jason, Erin, Branden, Chad,





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Christopher, Alison, John Jr., Zachary; great-grandson Dylan. Preceded in death by wife Evelyn Eckert, grandson Daniel. Services were June 15 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Marian RabanusSchinaman

Marian Fulton Rabanus-Schinaman, 77, died June 4. RabanusSurvived by Schinaman children Terry (Terri) Rabanus, Sharon (Jerry) Gillespie; stepson Robert (Debbie) Schinaman; grandchildren Brian (Kristin), Todd, Danny, David (Megan), Jason, Tyler, Kara, Jerry Jr., Scott; greatgrandchildren Nick, Sadie, Autumn, Brody; siblings Charles (Hazel), Gloria Fulton; sister-in-law June Rabanus Hooven; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husbands Elmer Rabanus Jr., William Schinaman, siblings Pat Fulton. Services were June 10 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597 or Matt James Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224.

Ray Ridener

Herlon “Ray” Ridener, 67, Westwood, died June 6. Survived by wife Mary Ridener; children Sean

Ridener, Kathleen (Bob) Brockmeier; granddaughter Melinda Brockmeier; brother Houston; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son Lance Ridener, sister Gladys. Services were June 10 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

Theresa Schwartz

Theresa Tschofen Schwartz, 91, died June 3. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughters Carol (John) Hunnicutt, Joan (Dick) Miller; grandchildren Kristin (Dennis) Romak, Steven (Amy), Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Miller; grandchildren Colin, Bryan, Anna Romak, Chase, Emma Miller. Preceded in death by husband Anthony Schwartz, brothers John, Carl Tschofen. Services were June 7 at Good Shepherd Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

Ruth Stanghetti

Ruth “Mc” McGuire Stanghetti, 85, died June 9. She was a real estate agent. Survived by children Jim (Pat), Rick (Kathie) Stanghetti, Carol (John) Lattarulo, Doe (Pat) Johnson; grandchildren Shelly, Nikki, Angela, Gina Stanghetti, Shannon (Brian) Kinne, Greg, Lisa Lattarulo, Ryan Bella, Casey, Kelsi, McKenzie Johnson; great-grandchildren Olivia, Gabriella, Noelle, Joel, Brennen, Nickolas, Zackary; sisters Joan Schneider, Alma Russell. Preceded in death by husband Guido Stanghetti. Services were June 12 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or to Shriners Hospital.

Wesley Takahashi

Wesley Kiyoshi Takahashi, 73, died May 17. He worked for the United States Postal Service. He was an Air Force veteran. Survived by wife Masako Taka-


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Gary Young

Gary Clifford Young, 66, Green Township, died June 7. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Melba Young; daughter Mindi (Kirt) Shay; stepson Jerry Stem; grandchildren Ashlee, Karlee, Kellee; parents Herbert Young Sr., Violet Young; sister Linda (Roger) Worrell; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Herbert Young Jr. Services were June 11 at GumpHolt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231.



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Dana F. Dew, 56, Cleves, died June 4. He was an electrician. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam. Survived by wife Irene Donaldson Dew; children Christie, Dana Heath Dew; stepchildren Jeffery, Joseph, Jerald Haney, Jennifer Potunas; siblings Pamela Catanzaro, Timothy Dew; grandchildren Evan Breaker, Krinn, Charles, Jacob Haney, Alex, Olivia Potunas, Brandon Adams; great-grandchild Alexus Haney. Preceded in death by sisters Sheila Dew, Jennifer Perez. Services were June 9 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to the Cincinnati West Baptist Church.

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Gladys A. Peak Tilford Clark Bunch, 89, formerly of Cleves, died June 4 at Dearborn County Hospital. She was retired from the Three Rivers Local School District. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cleves. Survived by children Barbara (James) Beare, Ernest (Lisa) Clark; grandchildren Carrie Fisher (Marko) Radivoyevitch, Jennifer (Scott) Kirk, Allison (Edward) Dill, Ryan (Jennifer) Beare, Suzannah Bondora, Laura (Eric) Eickenberger, Jacqueline, Hunter Brown; great-grandchildren Laura, Kaitlin Radivoyevitch, Alex, Claire Kirk, Jaxson, Jake Beare, Olivia Land, Lydia Bondora, Scott, Samuel, Annalese Eickenberger; sisters Annabell (Robert) Siegert, June (Ned) Keiber. Preceded in death by husbands James Bunch, Ernest Clark, Thomas Tilford, parents Margaret, Cleveland Peak, siblings Ernest, Wilbur, Wm. Edward, Harold, James, Donald Peak. Services were June 10 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to the First Baptist Church of Cleves.

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Ave. No. 12, receiving stolen property and theft at 5830 Harrison Ave., June 3. Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, June 2. Juvenile, 15, curfew violation, June 2. Edward Pursell, 37, 3942 Grace Lane, warrant, June 2. Aaron Thompson, 22, 615 Harrison Ave., warrant, June 2. Stacy Kendrick, 19, 3353 Alexis Road, warrant, June 3. Samuel Snodgrass, 40, 1637 Minion Ave., theft at 5830 Harrison Ave., June 3. Mortilla Thiam, 24, 2649 Thomasville No. 1607, warrant, June 3. James P. Allen, 38, 3907 Harrison Ave., disorderly conduct at 3601 Robb Ave., June 4. Ryan D. Drew, 28, 3611 Schwartz Ave. No. 3, disorderly conduct and assault at 3601 Robb Ave., June 4. Sarah Gresham, 29, 2815 Lookover Drive, warrant, June 5. Corey Morris, 22, 3082 Veazy No. 2, open container, June 5. Juan Perez, 57, no address listed, disorderly conduct at 3959 North Bend Road, June 6. Amanda Swisshelm, 19, 4200 Harrison Ave., warrant, June 6. Jan Klumpp, 61, 4396 Elick Court No. 4, domestic violence at 3832 North Bend Road, June 7.





Money stolen from vehicle at 3997 Washington Ave., June 4. Miscellaneous clothing items and a laundry bag stolen from apartment complex laundry room at 3840 Applegate Ave., June 2.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

David Alexander, born 1986, illegal possession of prescription drug, 2805 Robert Ave., June 3. Deangelo Sanders, born 1990, carrying concealed weapons, 2257 Harrison Ave., June 3. Kajuanna Currie, born 1989, theft over $5,000 and forgery, 6200 Glenway Ave., June 3. Leroy Leonard Wilborne, born 1972, theft $300 to $5,000, 2322 Ferguson Road, June 5. Mackarthur Massey, born 1975, trafficking and possession of drugs, 3042 Epworth Court, June 2. Michael S. Robinson, born 1964, domestic violence and assault, 2400 Harrison Ave., June 1. Myla S. Hunter, born 1987, unlawful use of vehicle joyriding, 2654 Fenton Ave., June 3. Randy Couch, born 1985, theft under $300, 2310 Ferguson Road, June 6. Sean Merker, born 1979, theft under $300, 5092 Glencrossing Way, June 3. Vincent L. Jones, born 1970, domestic violence, 2880 Harrison Ave., June 1. Patrick Silas, born 1990, obstruction of official business, 2642 Harrison Ave., June 2. Dianna Spikes, born 1982, trafficking, 2936 Queen City Ave., June 2. Rosetta Hall, born 1983, theft under $300, 2714 Orland Ave., June 2.

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Police reports From B8 Steven J. Merkle, born 1956, menacing by stalking and violation of temporary protection order, 2624 Anderson Ferry Road, June 4. Brandon Price, born 1979, theft $300 to $5,000 and taking identity of another, 2838 Harrison Ave., June 4. Jamie Beyer, born 1967, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, June 6. Jhonte T. Parson, born 1987, robbery and interference with custody, 3069 McHenry Ave., June 1. John Bowman, born 1978, domestic violence, 2302 Nicholson Ave., June 3. Karen Harris, born 1986, domestic violence, criminal damaging and endangerment, and theft under $300, 2714 Orland Ave., June 2. Lamonte J. Jackson, born 1985, domestic violence and unlawful use of vehicle joyriding, 2668 Wendee Drive, June 6. LC Dotson, born 1990, obstruction of official business, 2642 Harrison Ave., June 2. Manuel L. Boyd, born 1962, domestic violence, 3048 Hull Ave., June 5. Raymond Huff, born 1984, domestic violence, 3213 Werk Road, June 2. Robert Hearston, born 1980, telecommunication harassment, 2465 Westwood Northern Blvd., June 7. Tommy Goodman, born 1987, disorderly conduct, 3360 Glenmore Ave., June 6. Tonya Harper, born 1979, assault, 3211 Glenmore Ave., June 6. Tracie W. Hall, born 1965, criminal damaging or endangerment, 2714 Orland Ave., June 2.

Incidents Aggravated burglary

About police reports The Community Press publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Cheviot: Chief David Voss, 661-2700 (days), 661-2917 (evenings). • Cleves: Chief Bill Renner,

941-1212. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323. • North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500.

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Road, possession of marijuana at 6459 Glenway Ave., May 24. Shavonne D. Foster, 26, 1651 W. North Bend Road No. 8, drug paraphernalia at 2818 Blue Rock Road, May 25. Robert M. Schmidt, 25, 5638 Northglen Road, possession of drugs, attempted theft and receiving stolen property at 3644 Edgebrook Drive, May 26. Juvenile, 16, drug possession at 5823 Cheviot Road, May 26. Juvenile, 16, drug possession at 5823 Cheviot Road, May 26. Erica Wilson, 26, 1709 Casey Drive No. 201, forgery at 6142 Colerain Ave., May 27. Marquize Segar, 20, 1719 Casey Drive No. 102, forgery at 6142 Colerain Ave., May 27. Demarco Reyes, 23, 3367 Deshler Drive, criminal trespassing at 5653 Hickory Ridge Lane, May 27. Cody Manis, 23, 1435 State Ave. No. 3, domestic violence at 5474 Audro Drive No. 3, May 27. Juvenile, 14, theft and offenses


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Two suspects, one of whom was armed with a knife, robbed victim of their gold necklace at West Fork Road and North Bend Road, May 26.


Fire set in paper recycling bin at Bridgetown Middle School at 3900 Race Road, May 31.


Suspect punched victim in the face at La Salle High School at 3091 North Bend Road, May 24. Suspect pushed victim down some steps and struck them in the mouth at 4419 Homelawn Ave., May 28. Suspect struck victim in face at 6441 Glenway Ave., May 28.


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Deodorant smeared on side of vehicle at 5784 Eula Ave., May 27. Eggs thrown on vehicle at 5857 Calmhaven, May 29.

Domestic dispute

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Physical altercation between man and woman at Wesselman Road, May 28. Physical altercation between man and woman at 3008 Brookview Drive, May 29.


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Portable video game system and video game stolen from Toys R Us at 6290 Glenway Ave., May 23. Twelve hanging flower baskets stolen from Kroger at 5830 Harrison Ave., May 23. MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 5764 Cedaridge Drive, May 24. Motorcycle stolen from apartment complex parking lot at 6551 Hearne Road, May 21. Laptop computer stolen from vehicle at 6518 Werk Road, May 24. Copper tubing pieces stolen from cooler in home’s side yard at 5174 Sidney Road, May 24. Vide recorder, digital camera, two video game systems, 17 video games, DVD player and medicine stolen from home at 6227 Bridgetown Road, May 24. MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 5249 Ponce Lane, May 24. GPS, purse and money stolen from one vehicle; and GPS and MP3 player stolen from second vehicle at 5223 Relluk, May 24. GPS, MP3 charger and assorted jewelry stolen from vehicle at 2470 Sylmar Court, May 24. Thirty shirts stolen from Dillard’s at 6290 Glenway Ave., May 24. Four tires stolen from vehicle at 6520 Werk Road, May 25.

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June 16, 2010


Summer reading taking off in the libraries Thousands of children and their families attended the premiere of Lights, Camera, READ! the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s 37th annual Summer Reading Program. At the official Kickoff Party on May 29, these library superstars personalized canvas-covered books for all their summer reading notes and caught a sneak preview of the great prizes they can win just for having fun reading. Become a Superstar at the Public Library this summer. The 2010 Summer Reading Program runs through July 31 at all 41 Library locations in Hamilton County. Summer Readers of all ages (preschoolers, children, teens, and grown-

ups) can play a part in the reading scene and win prizes, too. Sign up as an individual, family, or group at www.CincinnatiLibrary. org/SummerRead/. At the Miami Township Branch Library’s Lights, Camera, READ. Kickoff Party, children personalized a canvas-covered book for all their Summer Reading notes and caught a sneak preview of the great prizes they can win just for having fun reading. • Save these dates for programs you won’t want to miss at the Miami Township Branch Library, 8 North Miami Ave., phone 3696050. • Teen Craft Club, Wednesdays: June 16 and 30, 2 p.m.

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Come out of the heat and join us to make a cool teen craft. Ages 12-18. Registration is recommended. Sponsored by the Kersten Fund. • Anime Club, Wednesday, June 23, 4 p.m. Movies, manga, and munchies. Ages 12-18. Sponsored by the Kersten Fund. • Wii Gaming, Thursday, June 24, 2 p.m. Think you’re the best of the best at Wii games? Show off your best moves. Ages 6-12. Registration is recommended. Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library. • An Evening with Bob and Otto, Tuesday, June 29, 6:30 p.m. Listen to the book “Bob and Otto” by Robert Bruel and learn about the differences between caterpillars and earthworms. Then create your own cocoon and transform just like the characters from the book with the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. All ages. Registration is recommended. Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library and the Kersten Fund. • Save these dates for programs you won’t want to miss at the Green Township Branch Library, 6525

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June 16, 2010


Catholic charities hosts refugee day Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio is hosting its seventh annual World Refugee Day Celebration form 2-8 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Christ Lutheran Church, 3301 Compton Road World Refugee Day is a day of expression of solidarity with countries from across the world that host refugees and was created by a special United Nations General Assembly Resolution unanimously adopted in 2000 designating June 20 every year as

World Refugee Day. The event features ethnic foods, traditional games, dance, music, and information tables featuring countries from across the world that have refugees here in the Greater Cincinnati region. Catholic Charities placed 51 families totaling 131 refugees in the Greater Cincinnati area in 2009. “This is a wonderful way to recognize refugees,” said Rod Huber, director of Family Services

and the Refugee Resettlement Program for Catholic Charities. “The UN designates June 20 as World Refugee Day, and we are hoping to have we as many of Cincinnati’s refugees attend this event as possible,” said Huber. The event will emphasize the various cultural aspects and lifestyles of different refugee countries. A proclamation from Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory’s office will be read in recognition of the

event. “The purpose of the event being held by Catholic Charities is to honor the journey of refugees – their struggles, successes, and hopes – and to acknowledge the work Catholic Charities does for them,” said Huber. “We also want to honor the diversity and community that refugees bring to Cincinnati,” he said. Donations will be accepted at the door to support the event;

EPHIA hosting benefit jazz social By Kurt Backscheider

Busche said award-winning pianist Ricky Nye, who specializes in boogie-woogie, blues and New Orleans style music, will perform at the jazz social from 6:308:30 p.m. The social will also feature a variety of adult beverages provided by Pratt Family Brewing, as well as

jambalaya and chicken and sausage gumbo while supplies last. Admission to the event is a minimum donation of $15 per person. Association member Patti Hogan said the jazz social and upcoming jazz concert series are great events for the Price Hill

community. “These events will exposition the arts in East Price Hill,” said Hogan. “Mount Echo Park, the venue for at least the first concert in the jazz series, is one of East Price Hill’s most cherished assets with a breathtaking view of the city and beautiful rolling hills,” she said. “These events have the potential of bringing people from all over the city, county and Tristate, allowing them to share some of Price Hill’s great features.” Busche said the Wegman family has allowed the use of the Warsaw Project Art Gallery for the jazz social, and the Price Hill Community Center, 959 Hawthorne Ave., will provide parking for the evening. “I am hoping that this will be a very fun and exciting social event for East Price Hill,” Busche said.




The East Price Hill Improvement Association invites residents to gather to socialize and listen to great music while raising money for a concert series the organization is producing. Association members are hosting a jazz social from 610 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the Warsaw Project Art Gallery, 3116 Warsaw Ave., across from the District 3 police station. The event is a fundraiser for “EPHIA presents Jazz,” an upcoming concert series the association is sponsoring later this year. “EPHIA presents Jazz is a new concert series celebrating East Price Hill, its diversity and America’s greatest original art form – jazz,” said Raymond Busche, an association member coordinating the event.



Pianist Ricky Nye will perform at an upcoming jazz social the East Price Hill Improvement Association is hosting to raise funds for its jazz concert series.

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