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Book details township’s history By Kurt Backscheider

From east to west, north and south, whatever community you’re in, we know you love your local pizza place, have your favorite beauty salon, and won’t miss your favorite local festival. Now you can show all of your favorites how much you love them by voting for them in the 2011 Community Choice Awards! Vote online at choice. Everyone who votes is entered into a drawing to win a $250 gift card!

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Joe Flickinger said it’s important people know about the history of the community in which they live. “It’s just neat to be able to see everything, and understand how things have changed and how, in some cases, things have stayed the same,” he said. The lifelong West Sider has written a book to help his fellow Green Township residents learn more about the history of the township. Flickinger, who grew up in Bridgetown and graduated from Oak Hills High School, recently published “A Bicentennial History of Green Township: Uncovering a Jewel in the Crown of the Queen City.” “It was definitely a labor of love,” said Flickinger, who teaches history at Northwest High School and lives in Bridgetown with his wife, Kathleen, and daughter, Erin. “There were a lot of late nights for me when I was writing it.” He said he was inspired to write the book after reading a book Green Township resident Jeff Lueders released in late 2006 titled “Hamilton County’s Green Township,” which gave a history of the township through photographs and short vignettes. “That was the thing that made me say, ‘What else happened?’” Flickinger said. “What was the full story?” Like Lueders, Flickinger said he worked closely with Paul Ruffing of the Green Township Historical Society, researching old documents, photographs and newspaper clippings. Flickinger said it took about two and half years to research and write the book. “It was a lot of fun,” he said. “I think it’s great finding out where


Joe Flickinger’s new book, “A Bicentennial History of Green Township: Uncovering a Jewel in the Crown of the Queen City,” chronicles the history of the township, from its early days through 2010. The photo on the cover is the Bridgetown Hotel, which would later become known as the Wagon Wheel.


Green Township resident Joe Flickinger, who is a history teacher at Northwest High School, has published a book about the history of Green Township. The book chronicles the more than 200year history of the township. we came from and how the community was shaped.” He said one of the most interesting things he learned while writing the book is that Green Township once had an airport – located in the area where Eyrich and Neiheisel roads are now. “That was one of the big things that surprised me,” he said.

He said the airport, called Frank Airport, was an airstrip with two runways that opened in 1929. Its use decreased when World War II started, and he said it closed in 1945. “Probably the biggest action the airport ever saw is when it served as a staging area during the flood of 1937,” he said.

Flickinger said he hopes his book will give residents a sense of where they live. He said the book, which is filled with photographs and even delves into the meaning of the word “Kuliga,” celebrates the history and heritage of Green Township and its journey from an isolated frontier wilderness to being one of the largest townships in the state. “My biggest goal for this book is for people to have it on their coffee tables and be able to tell their friends, relatives, children and grandchildren about Green Township,” he said. Published by Heritage Books, it is available online at, or com. It is also available at Bridgetown Finer Meats and Dragan Barbering & Styling. For more about your community, visit

Kuliga Park has free concert, fireworks By Kurt Backscheider

Green Township residents are invited to celebrate Independence Day with a concert and fireworks at Kuliga Park. The free concert and fireworks display is the only event scheduled as part of the 2011 Concert Series. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at the park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Randy Ludwig, public services foreman for the township, said the summer concert series typically featured three or four concerts at the park, but the economy forced sponsors to reduce contributions this year and the township had to cut back. “We decided if we’re only going to have one concert, we’re going to have this one,” he said. “This has always been our biggest night.” The patriotic event features three music acts

this year, Ludwig said. Jason Kirby will perform from 5:30-6 p.m.; the Pete Wagner Band will take the stage from 6-8 p.m.; and Ooh La La and the Greasers will play from 8:30-10 p.m. Ludwig said Queen City Pyro Production will put on a fireworks display around 10 p.m. Ooh La La and the Greasers will then return to the stage and play a few more songs after the fireworks are finished. “We always try to have a good fireworks display,” Ludwig said. Green Township Trustee Tracy Winkler said the Fourth of July concert and fireworks is one of her favorite township events. She’ll be on hand this year serving as master of ceremonies. “We felt this was the most important event to maintain,” she said. “Everyone always seems to really enjoy it.” Winkler said the celebration is very familyfriendly, and it’s a great way to show patriotism.

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“It’s just an important time for people to gather as a community and pay tribute to our country,” she said. Ludwig said community organizations and civic groups will set up booths at the park to sell food and drinks. Some of the food choices include hot dogs, burgers, funnel cakes, ice cream and other desserts. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. No alcohol may be brought into the park. Bus service begins at 5:30 p.m. Shuttles will run from J.F. Dulles Elementary School, Oak Hills High School and Our Lady of Visitation. Parking will also be available at Faith Fellowship Church, across from Kuliga Park. Parking at Kuliga is reserved for handicap and permit parking only. For more about your community, visit

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Robison appointed to WEC board Mike Robison has been elected to the Western Economic Council’s board of directors. Robison, of Westwood, serves as chief deputy for the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts and is an Elder High School Alumni Board member as well as a recent candidate for state representative. He was unanimously appointed to serve on the bi-partisan WEC Board of Directors. “I am honored to be cho-

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County. “I mean this when I say Bob will be truly missed by the board and its memPolewski bers. There’s now a gaping hole we need to fill. As membership chairman, he is responsible for the tremendous growth of the last several years,” said Tony Rosiello, president of the Western Economic Council. “Mike Robison will go a long way in helping us begin to fill the void left by Bob’s retirement.” Polewski is currently a Hamilton County Rural

Zoning Commission member as well as the president of the Miami Township Republican Club. The Western Economic Council is a non-profit Ohio corporation organized in 1985 by business leaders and interested citizens. The group’s purpose is to promote high quality and balanced economic development and redevelopment throughout western Hamilton County. For more than 25 years, WEC has worked to stimulate detailed understanding of the challenges our area faces and to encourage community pride and support. WEC now has over 350 members.


Jim, left, and Dave Macke are co-owners of the Delhi Hills Par 3 golf course which will host the Rally for the Cure July 9 to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness.

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Delhi Hills Par 3 is hosting a charitable golf outing on July 9. Jim and Dave Macke, owners of the golf course at 1068 Ebenezer Road, will play the Rally for the Cure to raise breast cancer awareness and financial support for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. “We will promote it and see what happens,” said Jim Macke, of Delhi Township, whose parents died of cancer. “When (Dave and I) got the information from (the Rally for the Cure), we were more than willing to host an event to support their cause,” Macke said. The Rally is the newest addition to the Mackes’ charitable actions, which include support of church festivals and high school athletics around the area. “This may start out small, but we are going to host another event next year and hopefully grow it in the future,” Macke said. “The success of the Rally is attributed to volunteer ambassadors like the Mackes, who have said, ‘Yes we can have a Rally at our club,’” said Diane Perillo, program manager of Rally for the Cure.

“It is their enthusiasm, energy and support we value in our commitment to support Susan G. Komen,” Perillo said. The golf outing will cost participants $29 and begin at 8 a.m. and run throughout the day. Participants will receive a one-year subscription to one of four Conde Nast publications: Golf Digest, Architectural Digest, Bon Appetit or Self magazine. Additionally, the outing will host a closest to the pin contest on the seventh hole with prizes going to the golfers who hit their tee shots nearest the hole. The Mackes said the prize for the woman will be a pair of Etonic golf shoes and the man will receive a travel golf bag. Macke and his brother Dave have been operating the course for the last eight years, their father and uncle owned and operated the course for the previous 50 years. Rally for the Cure, based in Wilton, Conn., has raised more than $60 million in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure since its inception in 1996. Delhi Par 3 features a nine-hole setup with holes ranging from 50 to 176 yards in length.


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Mercy grad rewarded for community service Day where students spend the day engaging with community leaders and attending several rounds of interviews by faculty, administrators and student leaders. The Community Engaged Fellowship is the only service award offered. Fieger received the award based on her academic excellence, service accomplishments and how she handled herself during the interviews. “Sara’s years at Mercy allowed her to accomplish all that was included in this mission statement. Not only did she achieve academic excellence with the aid of Mercy’s wonderful faculty, but she also obtained a compassion for others that led her to do many service projects in the community. The confidence she now possesses empowered her to communicate effectively and succeed in a very grueling day of interviews in which she knew she was going against many amazing applicants,” said Lisa Fieger, Sara’s mother.

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BLOC Ministries presents a free performance of the new play “City of Immigrants” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the BLOC Mission Center. 933 McPherson Ave., Price Hill. Written by critically acclaimed local playwright Joe McDonough, “City of Immigrants” follows the story of six fictional characters representing the six major waves of ethnic immigrants to Cincinnati over the past 180 years: German, Irish, African-American, Jewish, Appalachian and Hispanic. Directed by Darryl Harris, associate professor of theater at Northern Kentucky University, the production features six local actors from Cincinnati's professional and community theater scene. The performance is free and open to the public, appropriate for ages 8 and up, and includes a postshow community dialogue with the actors. The BLOC Mission Center, a historic church building in its 125th year of serving the Price Hill community, is located just off Warsaw Avenue behind the Kroger store. No tickets are required, and seating is on a first-come basis. For more information about this performance, contact Stephanie Russo at 291-3304 or email at Parking is available on the street and nearby. “City of Immigrants” introduces six fictional characters who immigrated to Cincinnati over a 180 year period, including a young German woman living in Over-the-Rhine in 1850, an African-American former slave searching for her son, and a Latino family celebrating a birthday in Price Hill. A series of over-lapping monologues weaves together their common experiences – meeting new people, encountering discrimination, overcoming adversity, and bringing parts of their culture to a new home. Some stories intersect in surprising ways, encouraging audience members to think about how their own family history connects them to fellow Cincinnatians. Each of the stories brings to life real events and circumstances of the different historical periods, right up to the present day.

ing her sophomore and junior years she was selected Fieger to participate in Mercy’s Inventive Thinkers Scholarship Mentor. “We couldn’t be prouder of Sara. She is a true woman of Mercy,” said Diane Laake, principal. While at Xavier, Fieger will major in pre-medical studies/natural sciences. With the Fellowship, she will continue using her Mercy values, as she will be working with community leaders to do service initiatives in her community. During her junior and senior years at Xavier she will use her leadership skills to develop her own service project.

While at Mercy Fieger was an honor roll student finishing with a 3.92/4.0 GPA. Her extracurricular involvement included Leadership Council, Campus Ministry, Student Council, INTERalliance and Student Advancement Leadership Team, amongst others. Her junior year she participated in Mercy’s ARISE Summer Service Mission Trip to South Texas. In addition, she has been involved in Vacation Bible School/Children’s Mission and organizing Starfire parties for locally mentally challenged teens. She has also received several awards during her high school career including the Rachel Carson Environmental Science Award, the Ludwig-Lutenbach Scholarship and Mercy’s Faculty and Staff Scholarship. Dur-


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BRIEFLY Change at Oak Hills

Oak Hills High School has made a change to its schedule pick-up/fee payment days in August. Students may pay fees, pick up schedules, purchase parking and sports passes

and visit the spirit shop. The process will take place over three days this year instead of four. One of the sessions will be in the evening to accommodate families who are unable to participate in the morning. School officials hope to

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accommodate the athletes, band, cheerleaders, Oakettes, and majorettes who have summer practice with the new evening session. The new schedule for schedule pick-up/fee payment for the 2011-2012 school year is listed below: • Tuesday, Aug. 16, seniors – 8 a.m. to noon; juniors – 9 a.m. to noon. • Wednesday, Aug. 17, all students – 5-8 p.m. Counselors will not be available to “fix” schedules on Wednesday evening, but students can call them or come back to the building if they believe there is an error in their schedule. • Thursday, Aug. 18, all students – 8 a.m. to noon. Freshmen orientation is 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.


Friends and colleagues of Phil Zang and Deb LeBretton have organized a fundraiser for their fellow Mercy Health Partners employees. Both Zang and LeBretton

have battled health problems recently, and their friends and colleagues would like to raise money to help them with their mounting medical bills. The fundraiser is a “Kid’s Carnival” set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Harvest Home Park. The carnival will feature games, prizes, food and fun for all ages.

Theater hosts yard sale

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., will host its fourth annual Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2. The outdoor yard sale in the theater’s parking lot is a fundraiser for the Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre. Booths are available for $20 each. A booth space is the equivalent of two parking spaces. Booth space is available on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to register for a booth is Monday, June 27. To learn more about purchasing booth space, call 241-6550.

Orchestra favorites

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra kicks off its 2011 summer concert season with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Seton Performance Hall, 3901 Glenway Ave. Titled “Back by Popular Demand,” the orchestra will celebrate 15 years of making beautiful music by performing their favorite tunes from Broadway, Hollywood and beyond. Featured pieces include music from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” “Harry Potter,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” and others. Also included will be summertime classical favorites and patriotic songs. The concert is free, but donations are welcome. Visit the group’s website at or call the orchestra hotline at 941-8956 for more information. The group has a page on Facebook as well. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the orchestra is


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Excellent educator

Katie Ryan, a counselor at Taylor High School, was recognized as the Three Rivers Educator of the Year by the Celebrate Excellence program. Each year the program pays tribute to educators from 21 public schools, recognizing their contributions to their students and communities. Ryan was nominated for her commitment to Taylor’s students as they plan their high school years and beyond. She also serves as the adviser for the school’s Key Club and inspires young leaders to serve in the community and find their voice. She was presented her award by Anthony Munoz, who served as the master of ceremonies at the awards banquet.

Park appreciation days

The Hamilton County Park District would like to say thank you to Hamilton County residents for their continued visitation and support of the parks. Friday, July 1, and Monday, Aug. 1, have been designated as “Free Firsts.” During Free Firsts appreciation days, county residents can enjoy free entry into a Hamilton County Park without a motor vehicle permit. Each day will also include many free and discounted activities. For more information, call 521-7275 or visit

Scholarship winner

Jackie Raabe, a recent Oak Hills High School graduate, was awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the Marvin Lewis Community Fund. Raabe will attend Thomas More College, where she will play softball. She is the daughter of Sandy and Todd Raabe of Bridgetown.

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composed of approximately 60 musicians from the Cincinnati area. They perform a wide variety of music, including classical concerts and summer “pops” concerts. In addition to the concerts at Seton, the orchestra has performed in Central Park in New York City, Walk Performance Hall in Jackson Hole, Wyo. and various indoor and outdoor venues in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.


The Oak Hills Alumni Association is hosting its annual golf outing fundraiser at 11 a.m. Monday, July 18, at Aston Oaks Golf Club in North Bend. Proceeds from the “Swinging Fore Scholarships” outing benefit the Oak Hills Alumni Scholarship Fund. Oak Hills alumni, family, friends and community members are all welcome to play. The cost is $95 per golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, drinks, dinner, games and prizes. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To register or find more information, call Lori Ohmer at 598-2948, visit http:// ex.htm or email

Covedale concerts

The Covedale Gardens Summer Concert Series will be on the second Wednesday of July and August at the Covedale Gardens at the corner of Covedale and Ralph avenues. Concerts start at 7 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs. Concert Series Performances are as follows: July 13 – Sounds of Cincinnati Young Peoples Theater, August 10 – Streamline. For more information contact Mary Hahn 471-1536.


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La Salle assembles new leadership team

Don Ruberg Jr. is the new executive director and Greg Tankersley is the new director of community development at La Salle High School. Under the direction of and in cooperation with Principal Thomas Luebbe, Ruberg and Tankersley will join a newly designed leadership team a La Salle. Luebbe will retain his position as principal, and maintain overall responsibility for the entire school with a main focus on school operations, specifically academics, student life, spirituality, technology and co-curricular activities. Ruberg’s responsibilities will include managing and enhancing business operations of the school

and advancement. Tankersley will report to Ruberg and coordinate admissions, community/public relations, marketing and Ruberg tuition assistance. “Don and Greg provide La Salle an infusion of innovation and business experience that will strengthen our school’s ability to provide an even more outstanding Catholic, Lasallian education for our current and future Lancer students. Our recent restructuring presented a timely opportunity to have these two individuals join

our team while maintaining our fiscal responsibility,” according to Luebbe, principal since 1999. Ruberg graduated from La Salle in 1972. Tankersley He was most recently president and CEO of FASCOR Inc. “Don represents the tradition of La Salle and also brings a new perspective with his business experience. He has the ability to communicate the Lasallian philosophy from his past experience with the school,” Luebbe said. He is a co-chairman of the La Salle High School Advancement

Board, a member of a CEO Roundtable within the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Laureen live in the Monfort Heights-White Oak community and are the parents of three La Salle graduates: Tony, 1999, Andy, 2002, and Ray, 2004, and Ladaisia who attends St. Ignatius. They have also been active foster parents for the past 10 years. Tankersley has served on the board of Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio, the Hyde Park Blast and as chairman of the Cincinnati USA Regional Business Retention Committee. Most recently he was involved in the formation of the Greater Catholic Youth League and serves as an

St. Aloysius School shows its spirit Jim Rigg, superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, joined students, faculty, staff and parents at St. Aloysius School in Bridgetown on April 1 to recognize the school’s first place finish in the online Facebook spirit contest. The Archdiocese School Office had an online Facebook spirit contest in January and February and encouraged voting for all schools

St. Aloysius School’s student Ben Henderer holds the Facebook Spirit Award certificate with students, form left, Natalie Rhein, Logan Davis and Nick Storm. St. Al’s Principal Jim Leisring is in the back left and Jim Rigg, superintendent of Catholic Schools, is on the right.

in the archdiocese. St. Al finished first in the “Not So Large Schools” category with more than 2,900 votes. As another perk for winning first place, St. Al’s students also enjoyed a pizza lunch that day courtesy of the Archdiocese School Office. Earlier in March the students and staff received an “out-of-uniform” day to celebrate the win.



Aquarium field trip

McAuley High School juniors and seniors taking marine biology got to experience aquatic life firsthand at the Newport Aquarium. They visited the aquarium, explored exhibits and completed an assignment, finding answers to questions about rivers, algae, sharks, coral reefs, jelly fish and penguins. They even got to observe the feeding of the sharks. As the field trip ended, the students and teachers Jen Torline and Kevin Stachowski reconnected with alumna Lauren Blum, class of 2009, who has worked at the aquarium for over a year while attending Northern Kentucky University. Pictured from left are Tayler Thress, Katie Giglio, 2009 graduate Lauren Blum, Sarah Allison and Katie Geckle.

Executive Committee Member. He graduated from Reading High School in 1983 and brings more than 20 years of business experience to La Salle. Past employment includes Premier Manufacturing Support Services, Inc., Viox Services and Voith Industrial Services Inc. Tankersley and his wife Lori live in the Monfort Heights-White Oak community and have two children: Chris, a sophomore at La Salle, and Claire, a freshman at McAuley High School. As the director of community development, Tankersley will work with all stakeholders of La Salle High School: students, families, alumni, neighborhood businesses and government.

Seton seniors are Straight A finalists Two Seton High School seniors were finalists in the Anthony Munoz Straight A Student Program. Michele Mugwambi and Mollie Williams were selected as two of 18 finalists in the program, presented by PNC. Each student will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Mugwambi “I was really honored to receive the scholarship,” said Williams. “It was nice to be recognized for all the academic work I did during my time at Williams Seton – it really paid off.” Mugwambi and Williams were nominated by their guidance counselors. The counselors were asked to describe the students’ academic excellence, athletic achievements, ability to overcome adversity, ambition, positive attitude and the active role they play in the community. “This scholarship isn’t just about my hard work throughout the years,” said Mugwambi. “Without my counselors who recommended me and encouraged me throughout my years at Seton High School, I don’t think I would have been able to get it.” The students were recognized at a luncheon at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse.

HONOR ROLLS Roger Bacon High School

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.


First honors: José Arreaga, Dylan Dougoud, Joshua Engel, Nicole Guldner, Kearston Hawkins-Johnson, Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson, Cameron Hock, Francesca Lipari, Sarah Luken, Michelle Mondillo, Frank Niesen, Thomas Perry, Ahmad Peterkin, Stephen Post, Elizabeth Shepherd and Kyle Suffoletta, Second honors: Stewart Barnes, Timothy Bay, Maxwell Bishop, Madeline Brammer, Alexander Browne, Ethan Burgess, Jermi-

co Clifford, Halley Dawson, Ruggiero DeLuca, Claire Devlin, Joseph Engel, Scott Enneking, Austin Frentsos, Saidah Gaiter, Jonathan Geers, Shelby Grein, Conor Judge, Zachary Lambert, Thomas Lawlor, Yesenia Lizardi, Kennedy Ponder, Blake Quackenbush, Mary Shaw, Samantha Stamey, Benjamin VandenEynden, Maxwell VandenEynden, Andrew West, Reginald Williams, Katelyn Wright and Samantha Zureick.


First honors: Kevin Anneken, Alan Bossman, Elizabeth Cain, Michelle Casey, Sadie DiMuzio, Ian Eckart, Elizabeth Fromhold, Lauren Krebs, Daniel Luken, Jacob Meiners and Christine Volz. Second honors: Joseph Baldauf, Allison

Bickel, Matthew Brichler, Alison Doll, Erik Edwards, Kenneth Gohs, Samuel Gray, Todd Greene, Alexander Harper, Irene Hutchinson, Jeffrey Light, Alexandria McCreanor, Morgan Peters, Benjamin Schenck, Karen Schnedl, Bakari Shaw, Jessica Spaeth, Anne Spinnenweber, Cara Uetrecht, Sarah Watterson and Jacob Westerfeld.


First honors: Kamal Abdelwahed, Michelle Angel, Thomas Foertmeyer, Nathan Frock, Elizabeth Gentry, Colleen Gerding, Taylor Gruenwald, Tara Handley, Benjamin Knollman, Nicholas Luken, Adam Richards and Scott Schaffer. Second honors: Derek Barnett, Timothy Bauer, Kylie Baur, Jordan Cook, Mary

Devlin, Anthony DiMuzio, Claire Ferguson and Meghan Finke, James Fiorini, Darci Gruenwald, Kristina Hayles, Nicholas Hoffmann, Chenming Jiang, Joseph Knippenberg, Paul Kraemer, Joselin Laib, Saliim Lattimore, Cassandra Lipp, Andrea Loudin, Briana Manning, Jason Mathis, Alexis McClain, Alexander Meirose, Benjamin Miller, Niara Morrow, Connor Mouty, Jemel Ntumba, Chloe Rivir, Lucas Stark, Michael Starkey, Seth Steele, Ana Weickert, Mary Wright and Sophia Wright.


First honors: Christopher Baugh, Eric Brunner, John Hagen, Katelyn Karle, Adam Lawall, Lauren Leppert, Darci Meiners, Trent Meister, Henry Rysz, Mary Singer, Sara Stacy and Clay Tyler.

Second honors: Briagenn Adams, Scott Alverson, Malika Ashe, William Belser, Kelsey Bickel Second Honors Senior Nathan Brinkmann, Daniel Browne, Jordan Brummett, Paul Byrd, Brianna Collins, Jessica Cooper, Melaina Dressing, William Farrell, Amanda Ferguson, Matthew Guillem, Kenneth Gullette, Megan Hanson, Allyson Hawkins, Abby Kay, Nicholas Koehling, Allison Lawlor, Michelle Lehnig, Innocent Macha, Paige Mathews, Rashad Peterkin, Eboni' Rall, Megan Schlemmer, Nathan Schlueter, Gavin Schumann, Stephen Smith, Tanner Sprong, Augustus St. Clair, Jessica Stanley, Peter Stiver, Daryl Taylor, Benjamin Ungruhe, Ryan Vonderhaar, Christopher Wagner and Eric Weickert.


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Mercy High School students, left to right, Lainey Dugan, Terese Ostendorf and Taylor Sturwold enjoy themselves at the school’s prom. Mercy’s prom took place April 1 at the Kolping Center.

Mercy High School students, left to right, Nikki Metzger, Jacqi Voet and Leslie Kurzhals pause from dancing to smile for the camera at the school’s prom. Mercy’s prom took place April 1 at the Kolping Center.

Mercy High School prom

Mercy High School students, from left, Morgan Wagner, Mallory Grein, Colleen McHenry, Abi Rebholtz and Hannah Stowe were all smiles at the school’s prom. Mercy’s prom took place April 1 at the Kolping Center.


From left, Mercy High School students Sarah Tebelman, Nikole Barkalow, Sara Fieger, Savanna Zappasodi, Jackie Meyer and Jenny Herzog bunch together for a group shot at prom. Mercy’s prom took place April 1 at the Kolping Center.


Mercy High School seniors show the underclassmen how do boogie at the school’s prom. Mercy’s prom took place April 1 at the Kolping Center.


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Former locals Steam-rolling the competition

By Tony Meale

Billy O’Conner sure seems to have a handle on this whole managing thing. O’Conner, a first-time manager, has led the Cincinnati Steam (9-1 entering play June 24) to their best start in the six-year history of the franchise. “We’ve had a lot of timely hitting,” O’Conner said, downplaying the hot start to his managerial career. “Our team batting average is one of the worst in the league, but we’ve done it when we’ve needed it in the clutch.” Of course, “clutch” has taken on a whole new meaning for the Steam, as tight games have been the theme of the season. They started 3-0 – winning each game by one run – and seven of their nine victories have been by two runs or fewer. “I think they’re a confident group that plays loose,” O’Conner said. “You keep the same approach in your first at-bat in the first inning as you do in your last at-bat in the ninth inning. The pressure’s not pushing down on them.” O’Conner likely has something to do with that. The 2005 Elder High School grad is only a couple of years older than his players. “I relate to them pretty well because it wasn’t that long ago I was playing myself,” said O’Conner, who played two years at Indiana, two years at Xavier and spent some time in the

minors. “They’re a good group of guys.” O’Conner plans to give all his players a chance to develop, but make no mistake – he wants to win games, too. “They’re equally important,” he said. “We give everybody a chance, and the guys who are producing more get more at-bats.” Three players who have made the most of their opportunities are center fielder Nick Priessman (Eastern Illinois /Colerain), right fielder Jake Proctor (Cincinnati/Oak Hills) and first baseman Kevin Bower (Miami of Ohio). “Those three guys offensively have been carrying us,” O’Conner said. “They really set the tone for us and do a great job.” O’Conner said before a June 23 night game against Xenia that he wanted his team to be more balanced on offense; well, he had to be happy with the evening’s results. Trailing 1-0 through two innings, the Steam erupted for four runs in the third and the fourth, added five more in the sixth and tacked on two more in the eighth. It all amount to a 15-3 thrashing. The 15 runs were a season-high, as were the 16 hits. The usual suspects did their damage, as Proctor went 3-4 with 2 RBIs, two doubles, three runs and two steals; Priessman had a triple, an RBI and scored a run; and Bower went 2-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs. But several other plays stepped up, including Tim


The umpire signals “safe” after Jake Proctor, left, stole second base. Xenia’s Eddie Young made a clean catch, but the tag was late.


Oak Hills High School graduate and University of Cincinnati baseball player Jake Proctor gets ready to catch a ball during warm-ups before a home game against Xenia June 23.


Elder High School graduate and Cincinnati Steam manager Billy O’Conner (2) seeks clarification from an umpire during a home game against Xenia June 23. The Steam won 15-3. Issler (Ball State/St. Xavier), who went 2-4 with two RBIs, and Matt Williams (Cincinnati/CHCA), who went 2-6 with a triple, an RBI and a stolen base. He also scored three runs. “If some of the guys who are struggling can pick it up, and the guys who are hitting well keep playing strong, I think we’ll be even better than we’ve shown,” O’Conner said. Other highlights of the season include: • The Steam won their season-opener with a 5-4 walk-off win over Xenia June 11, as shortstop Patrick Paligraf (Xavier/ Indianapolis Cathedral) did the honors. The Steam also got an RBI from Daniel Rod (Xavier/Anderson) and runs from Priessman and Brett Cisper (Northern Kentucky/Moeller). • The Steam won their first road game, 3-2 over Grand Lake June 13. Williams scored the gametying run. • The Steam improved to 3-0 after beating defending


Billy O’Conner, in his first year as manager, has led the Cincinnati Steam to the best start in the six-year history of the franchise.


Elder graduate and Transylvania baseball player Ryan James, right, helps Cincinnati Steam general manager Max McLeary put chalk along the batter’s box before a home game against Xenia June 23. Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League champion Hamilton 2-1 June 14. • The Steam swept Stark County in a double-header June 19, winning 3-2 in the first game and 3-1 in the second. Priessman went 2-4 with a double, stole a base and scored a run in the

opener and went 1-1 with a double two walks and a steal in the nightcap. David Roper (Walsh/Princeton) made his Steam debut in the second game and got the win; he allowed one run and struck out seven in five innings. • Proctor went 1-3 with

a double and an RBI in a 42 win over Lexington June 22. Austin Rexroat (Eastern Kentucky/Anderson) got his first win, and Zach Isler (Cincinnati/Covington Catholic) got his third save of the summer. The 15-3 win over Xenia was a nice change of pace for the Steam, but as evidenced above, O’Conner said his team has no problem playing in close games. “We play good fundamental baseball, and we give ourselves a chance to win,” he said. “If it’s close late, we’ve got confidence we’re either going to hold on to the lead or come back late and win.”

Underestimated X tennis in state finals By Tony Meale

At a scheduling meeting last October, St. Xavier High School tennis coach Russ King caught wind of an intriguing conversation. “I overheard a couple coaches talking,” King recalled, “and they said, ‘Well, at least we don’t have to worry about St. X next year.” The trendy theory was that the Bombers, which had won five straight district titles, were due for a down year after graduating six seniors in 2010. “I told one of my assistants, ‘You know, it’s not going to be as easy as it’s been the last five years,’” King said. “‘But I don’t think they should count us out just yet.” King was right. St. Xavier won its sixth district title and advanced to the state Final Four for the eighth time in 11 years, finishing runner-up. The Bombers defeated Walsh Jesuit in the semifinals May 29 in Columbus before falling to Toledo St. John’s 3-1 in the final. So much for the down year so many anticipated. “We probably did a lot better than anybody expected us to do,” King conceded.

Still, it’s hard to be surprised by a program that won four straight state titles from 2006 to 2009 and has won the Greater Catholic League every year since 1968. Perhaps the Bombers’ top performer this year was 2011 graduate Devin Bostick of Mt. Lookout, who was named GCL-South Player of the Year. “That first singles spot is really difficult, especially since we played well over half of the top 10 teams in the state,” King said. “But Devin did a good job of what we call ‘holding your place.’ He lost to some guys he probably wasn’t going to beat, but we held that first single spot so our second and third singles guys could be effective.” Bostick, it should be noted, defeated several talented players this year, including Mason’s Miguel Cepeda, and will play tennis at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. St. X juniors-to-be Matt Duma of Montgomery and Matt Santen of Mt. Lookout benefited the most from Bostick’s willingness to take on the No. 1 role. Both earned second-team all-league honors. “They played really tough competition,” King said. “They both lost a couple of matches they probably

shouldn’t have, but they’re only (going to be juniors). It’ll be tough for teams to beat both of them next year.” Seniors-to-be Elliot Bostick of Mt. Lookout and Don Baverman of Green Township were first-team, all-league at first doubles, while 2011 grads Ed Broun of Anderson Township and Casey Leary of Loveland earned firstteam honors at second doubles. Senior-to-be Eric Salomon also contributed. St. X finished second in the final city poll to Sycamore, which beat the Bombers in the regular season. The Bombers, however, beat the Aviators 3-1 in the district finals. “It came down to a couple of points in doubles,” King said. “Sycamore’s a really good team. They’re probably as good as anybody in the state.” Although St. X returns several key performers next year, King doesn’t see the Bombers as the area’s 2012 preseason No. 1. “It’d be pretty hard to see us that way,” King said. “Mason and Sycamore will probably battle it out for district and whoever wins that should win state next year.” Of course, that doesn’t mean you should count out St. X. That, as recent history indicates, is a bad idea.


St. Xavier senior-to-be Elliot Bostick of Mt. Lookout helped the Bombers to a state runner-up finish in 2011.


St.Xavier 2011 graduate Ed Broun was a first-team all-league performer for the Bombers.



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Would like to buy clock back

On a rainy Saturday, June 18, there was a garage sale at 3337 Gerold Drive in Western Hills. From a red tool chest filled with wrenches, a man selected a large wrench, on another table he chose an alarm clock and perhaps a few other items. An elderly lady sitting next to a table filled with more items to sell, totaled the amount of his sale to be approximately $7. The alarm clock must be wound, is round, 6-inches tall, gray frame, white face with black numbers. I want to buy back the clock from the gentlemen as it was sold by mistake. It’s a plain, inexpensive clock but it’s been in the family for almost 90 years, it belonged to my grandmother. My mom is very upset at the loss and has sleepless nights. It may seem small to us but she has few things that she can hold in her hands and recall childhood memories. We really want to reclaim the alarm clock and hope the man will hear our plea and contact me. Please contact me at 513-4780092. Bernice Alexander Green Township

Literature quiz and more

In the interest of fostering thoughts of hope, literature of enjoyment and merit, and relationships of respect and understanding, I am inviting and challenging you, the reader of this letter, to take the following steps. After reading the quotation, identify the author from the choic-

es listed, and name a work of literature that you read by that author that you considered enjoyable and worthwhile. Call me at 513-9213186 with your responses. If you prefer to e-mail me with your responses, you may do so at Place “Literature Quiz” in the subject line. “Ill success fails to crush us. The mere effort to succeed has given a wonderful zest to existence. It must be pursued.” Were those words written by George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, or Jane Austen? What work of literature have you read by that author that you considered enjoyable and worthwhile? Call or email me with your responses. Thank you for reading this letter and for participating in the fun and challenge. If you respond correctly, you may be selected to join my husband and me for a meal at one of the best restaurants of its kind, namely, Diane’s Restaurant at 1951 Anderson Ferry Road. Joyce Rogers Covedale

Christian Republicans

You published a letter from Bob Neal on Wednesday, June 22, which amazed me with its message of hate towards Republicans. Republicans do not want to dismantle Medicare, Medicaid and health care for children. They do want people to start taking responsibility for their actions. They want people to help themselves, and not have Uncle Sam

Monzel voting no on CMHA agreement An intense debate continues over whether or not Hamilton County Commissioners should approve a cooperation agreement with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) that would add up to 375 units of publicly subsidized housing to county neighborhoods over the next five years. CMHA contends that thousands of county residents are in desperate need of public housing. The organization also argues that some areas of the county have well below acceptable percentages of public housing – based on their population – as set by the federal government. But during our discussions on the proposed CMHA agreement, it has become apparent that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the driving force behind the request for more units. For the record, I will vote against the proposed cooperation agreement with CMHA. Here are a few reasons why I will vote no: • On the CMHA website, they proudly boast that it is the nation’s 17th largest public housing authority based on the number of units owned (over 5,000), yet Hamilton County is only the 50th largest county according to population, a definite imbalance. • CMHA records show that it currently needs $20 million-$30 million in additional federal dollars for necessary maintenance of units already owned. If CMHA cannot maintain its existing units, it would be irresponsible for the housing authority to add 375 additional. • Hamilton County government and CMHA have worked together successfully since 2006,

providing a number of low income housing projects during that time. • The number of units listed in the agreement (375) is arbiChris Monzel trary and has no Community specific data to local Press guest determine needs. CMHA columnist. had originally requested 500 units, but county officials thought 250 would be appropriate. Both sides compromised on 375. No real data has been presented as a basis for agreeing on any of the numbers. The number was pulled out of thin air. This is not the way government should run – local, state or federal. Government works best at the local level. CMHA should work with the county and local communities to determine where and how many properties will serve the interests of all concerned. HUD brings a heavy-handed approach to this process that overrides the good faith efforts of local leaders and CMHA while disregarding the serious financial situation of our federal government. This is not the time to be increasing the number of subsidized properties on the backs of federal taxpayers. Therefore, I will vote no on the cooperation agreement and propose that Hamilton County and CMHA continue to work voluntarily as we have over the last several years to find adequate housing options for those in need. Chris Monzel is a Hamilton County Commissioner.

provide everything for them. They want to reward people who work and earn their money and who pay their taxes, and not put more burden on these folks in order to maintain the lifestyles of the ones who do not want to work. They want the federal government to stop spending money and to bring down our national debt. You were wondering if a person could be a Republican and a Christian. Yes, we can, Mr. Neal. Arlene Doerger Cleves

Father Guntzelman’s passing leaves a hole

For more than 10 years, I have reached for The Western Hills Press in my driveway and walked back into my house with it in my hand, anticipating Father Guntzelman’s column. I knew it would relate in some way to happenings in my life or the lives of family and friends. He never disappointed me. He had such a positive way of sharing his wisdom and faith with others. What a hole he leaves in this newspaper and in all of us who knew him through his column. Janet Peter North Bend

Choice is needed

Wow, Bob Neal, Cheviot, stop, your killing me! If you want to talk politics fine but don’t go preaching about “core beliefs” and what “Republicans need to pray about during meditation.” My favorite was “as the party

of Family Values and fervent Christian beliefs fought vigorously to squelch the Obama effort to provide medical insurance to some six million children who were unprotected.” Please. I’m sure “the squelching the Obama effort” had more to do with the lack of transparency, the writing behind closed doors, the fact that it was so huge and it had to be passed so it could be read. Do you want that kind of government? They crammed this bill through and didn’t even know all what it said. Today they found a new “loophole” that no one knew about. If you agree with the bill fine, but if you don’t, please sign a petition to stop this madness. We should have the right to vote on it and that’s just what the Ohio Project is doing. We need to put this on the ballot, if nothing else, so Ohioians have the right to vote on a choice in health care. Donna Bruce Cleves

Not understanding

Bob Neal does not understand the Republican opposition to the Obama effort to provide medical insurance to Americans. Many Republicans are opposed due to the fact that the law requires Americans to purchase insurance. If the U.S. government can force the citizens to buy health insurance, what can they next force us to do? Could they next pass a law requiring us to exercise three times a week? After all, those who exercise are health-

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Western Hills Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Western Hills Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. ier than those who don’t. If the goal of mandatory health insurance is to control costs, why not require all Americans to exercise? The Paul Ryan plan would not dismantle Medicare. It would keep coverage for those over 55. Those under 55 would be able to use their funds to purchase medical coverage of their choice. The Ryan plan will save Medicare, Medicaid, and social security from future bankruptcy. Mr. Ostendorf did get the quote wrong. The proper quote is “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Mr. Neal, you ask if anyone can be a Republican and still be a Christian. I ask how anyone can be a Democrat, the party that supports abortion, and still be a Christian. Matt Schaefer Green Township

CH@TROOM Last question

Should Green and Colerain townships fight HUD and CMHA from putting more Section 8 housing in the townships even if it ends up costing the townships money? Why? Why not? “Colerain and Green have become the dumping grounds for Section 8 housing. Let some other communities get their fair share. The rise in crime and lowered home values quickly off sets any financial gain. Go figure!” T.D.T. “HUD suggest that Section 8 recipients desire to live in a nice township and want to ‘conform’ or ‘rise’ to the standards of that township. Hog wash! What will ‘rise’ will be assaults, litter, graffiti, loud music, robberies, drugs, burglaries and eventually prostitution, shootings, rape, etc. etc. It will cost us far more in city services and depreciative home values than the grant money we would lose for opting out of the cooperation agreement with HUD. If you have the slightest doubt, just drive through areas with ample Sec tion 8 housing, research the property values and crime statistics and you will see the unfortunate reality of Section 8 ‘conforming’ to those once nice neighborhoods.” J.H.R. “I think Green and Colerain townships should fight the additional Section 8 housing and continue to do so until equity has been reached in all Cincinnati neighborhoods. All you have to do is look at what such housing has done to neighborhoods. Property values are going down on their own and certainly we don’t need any ‘help’ from Section 8 housing in this downward spiral.” B.N.

“Because Section 8 tenants and landlords are permitted by HUD to not maintain the properties, it is often easy to identify these properties as they cause surrounding homes to decline in value. Why should someone be allowed to live wherever they want without having to work for and earn the right? I’d love to live in Indian Hill – but despite hard work cannot afford to do so. Section 8 is a failure – it fosters dependency rather then helping people move toward independence by making them held accountable for consequences of behavior. We need public housing for those who truly cannot work due to disability – but not for those who choose not to work.” D.H. “Section 8 is a failed system which destroys any neighborhood it shows up in (not to infer that every resident in Section 8 is bad, but too many are). It is not right that city neighborhoods are disproportionately loaded with it, but spreading the poverty is wrong too. People who work hard and buy houses have a right not to have derelicts moved in next door at taxpayer expense. The current program is gentrify the city core and move the problems out, into ‘certain’ neighborhoods, as far from Roxanne Qualls and her friends as possible. It’s all politics, and it’s destroying the west side while creating a liberal utopia elsewhere.” R.R. “Yes. Green Township and Colerain Township should fight the Section 8 housing inequity. As unkind as it may be to reference the poor as a burden, it is the truth. With more Section 8 housing, the ability to attract higher scale business is diminished for a multitude of reasons. Are there any statistics regarding crime rate changes (short- and long-term) where Section 8 housing

Next question Do you think Afghanistan’s military is ready to take responsibilty for fighting Taliban insurgents as the U.S. begins a troop drawdown in July? 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. has been placed? If this is a countywide thing. The ‘burden’ should be spread more homogeneously. And yes – it will cost the townships current money, but future tax money is at stake in terms of property values, business tax revenue, police and fire services, etc.” D.K. “Get the HUD housing out of the townships. People living on the government dollar have no investment into the community, it is take take take. There should be a stipulation that any person owning property who contracts out with HUD, must take care of the property and instruct the new tenant how to behave, not just pocket the $800 bucks a month that HUD gives landlords. It’s a cultural thing. One cannot expect someone to automatically know that you need to take your trash out on a timely basis, not to BBQ on the front porch, that old living room furniture is not acceptable as outdoor furniture, parking cars on the front lawn is a nuisance, having 20 or more of your unemployed friends hang out at your home while playing loud music and cursing at all hours of the day, etc. is not a way to win over neighbors. Maybe the government could issue a handbook called, ‘How to Be a Thoughtful Member of the Community While Being Subsidized by Your Neighbors Tax Dollars.’” C.A.S.

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Taylor High School students Alison Krebs and Tyler Holtman pause for a photo in front of the school while waiting for the buses to leave for prom. Taylor had its prom May 6, at Coney Island’s Moonlite Gardens.

Taylor High School student Kelsey Alexander had a small admirer who thought she looked pretty for the prom. Taylor had its prom May 6, at Coney Island’s Moonlite Gardens.





Taylor High School students Megan Vollrath, left, and Kimmy Glardon couldn’t wait to get on the charter bus and get to prom. Taylor had its prom May 6, at Coney Island’s Moonlite Gardens.

Taylor High School’s prom Taylor High School students, from left, Dylan Lee, Heather Holt, Shayna Drake and Nate Meyer were excited for the prom. Taylor had its prom May 6, at Coney Island’s Moonlite Gardens.

The Taylor High School seniors who made up this year’s prom court were, from left, Kala Howe, Randy Keyer, Hillary Cruse, Brandon Seibel, Tara Campisano, Zach Brisker, Luanne Pfister, Aaron Magly, Emily Lakamp, Tanner Lemieux, Lauren Wood and Max Stanley. Taylor’s prom was May 6 at Coney Island’s Moonlite Gardens.

Taylor High School seniors Muirisha Lavendar and Patrick Pennington had a good time at this year’s prom. Taylor had its prom May 6, at Coney Island’s Moonlite Gardens. Taylor High School students Dana Abplanalp, left, and Gabby Pangallo, right, paused for a photo with Taylor administrative assistant Kim Kurzhals, center, before boarding the bus for prom. Taylor’s prom was May 6 at Coney Island’s Moonlite Gardens.

Taylor High School students, left to right, Kaleb Sisson, Joy Bowman and Trent Lammers are ready to board the charter bus provided by the PTSA.

THANKS TO KARI KUH Taylor High School student Monica Niemann gets a kiss from mom before heading to the school’s prom. Taylor had its prom May 6, at Coney Island’s Moonlite Gardens.

Taylor High School seniors Luanne Pfister and Aaron Magly were voted the queen and king of this year’s prom. Taylor had its prom May 6, at Coney Island’s Moonlite Gardens.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES M.Y. Card Creations, 6-8 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Make your own personalized cards. Price includes all supplies and instructions. $14. Reservations required. 347-5510. Delhi Township. EXERCISE CLASSES

Yoga for Strength and Healing, 10:3011:30 a.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Beginners to intermediate levels. Learn ways to relax the mind and purify the body through various postures and breathing exercises. $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood. Zumba and Curves, Noon-12:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. Presented by Curves-Miami Heights. 467-1189. Miami Heights.


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


Girls Club and Girls Life Field Trips, 9 a.m.5 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Take field trips on Thursdays. Dress for weather. Wear comfortable shoes. Ages 8-14. $5 for entire summer. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673. West Price Hill. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 1

EDUCATION Digging Up the Past Archaeology and Excavation Program, 8 a.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, “Context Conversation.” Work with archaeologists and University of Cincinnati students to search for evidence of prehistoric cultures in the middle Ohio Valley. Each day highlights a different archaeology topic. Includes some difficult hiking on undeveloped land. Optional hike at end the day with a naturalist. Ages 12 and up. Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by adult. $20 with lunch at golf course clubhouse; $15 without lunch. Registration required, available online. 521-7275, ext. 240; North Bend. FARMERS MARKET

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7:30 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.



Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to walk. Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sayler Park. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 2


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

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Girls Life, 4-6 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Work in the Price Hill Community Garden from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays. Field trips on Thursdays. Ages 12-14. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.



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

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.



Twistlock, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157; Riverside.


Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Parking lot. Benefits Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre. 241-6550; West Price Hill. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 3


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7755; Green Township.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 598-5732; Green Township.


Elvis Show, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack's on the River, 3456 River Road, With Paul Halverstadt. $10. Registration recommended. 2517977. Riverside.

Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series, 7 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures Western Hills 14, 5870 Harrison Ave., “Henry IV Part 1.” Captured in 2010 from renowned Globe Theatre in London. Each performance includes 20-minute historical perspective on the Globe and behind-the-scenes looks. $15. 574-3793; Dent.




Woodwind Steel, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 2517977; Riverside.

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Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road, Nonmembers welcome. Music by Nelson. $5. Presented by Delhi Seniors. 451-3560. Delhi Township. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 4 Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road, Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Bridgetown.

Yoga for Strength and Healing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood. Zumba and Curves, Noon-12:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189. Miami Heights. Zumba Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave., Exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. $7. Presented by Zumba with Gabrielle. 702-4776. Sayler Park. Spinning, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Ages 14 and up. $8.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 4514509; Westwood.


Paul Halverstadt brings his Elvis Show to Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 7-10 p.m. Sunday, July 3. Tickets are $10 and reservations are recommended. Call 251-7977 for more information.


Summer Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Daily through July 8. For children who have completed kindergarten through age 12. Outdoor activities centered around local nature themes. Includes T-shirt and Friday cookout. $60, $50 city residents. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 321-6070; Sayler Park.


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


Dog’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Graeter’s, 2376 Ferguson Road, Dogs receive a free sample of Frosty Paws, a healthy frozen treat, with no added sugar, artificial flavors or colors. Pet owners can choose from more than 20 flavors of ice cream, including the seasonal summer flavors. 721-3323; Westwood. Dog’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Graeter’s, 3301 Westbourne Drive, Dogs receive a free sample of Frosty Paws, a healthy frozen treat, with no added sugar, artificial flavors or colors. Pet owners can choose from more than 20 flavors of ice cream, including the seasonal summer flavors. 721-3323; Bridgetown.


Girls Club, 1:30-3:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Ages 8-11. $5 for entire summer. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.

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Preschool Discovery Days, 9:45-11:45 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Daily through July 8. Ages 3 1/2 to 5. Hands-on way to explore nature’s treasures. Hikes, games, crafts, songs, puppets and more. $45, $35 city residents. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 321-6070; Sayler Park.

SUMMER CAMP - YMCA Gamble-Nippert YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Daily through July 8. Arts and crafts, swimming, weekly themed activities, field trips and more. Ages 6-12; age 5 if kindergarten graduate. Precamps open 6:30 a.m.; post-camps close 6 p.m. $159, $125 members; $10 each weekly pre- or post-camps. Registration required. 661-1105. Westwood.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Sixth-floor, room 1. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922; Westwood. Community Mental Health Assistance, 1-3 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Mental health support with Recovery International. Free, donations accepted. 379-6233. Cheviot.

EXERCISE CLASSES Yoga for Strength and Healing, 10:3011:30 a.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood. Zumba and Curves, Noon-12:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189. Miami Heights.


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7:30 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.


Raising Responsible Children, 7-9 p.m., Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Fitness Room B. Weekly through Aug. 25. Learn how to raise likable, responsible and respectful children. Ages 21 and up. $70. Registration required. 241-7745; Westwood.


Girls Club and Girls Life Field Trips, 9 a.m.5 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, $5 for entire summer. Registration required. 471-4673. West Price Hill. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 8


Digging Up the Past Archaeology and Excavation Program, 8 a.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, “Hunting Tool Technology.” $20 with lunch at golf course clubhouse; $15 without lunch. Registration required, available online. 521-7275, ext. 240; North Bend.


St. Lawrence Summer Festival, 5-11 p.m., St. Lawrence Church - East Price Hill, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Games for all ages, entertainment, major award, food and booths. Chicken dinner and Werkhaus mock turtle soup available. Free. 921-0328; East Price Hill. St. Martin of Tours Festival, 6-11 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Games for kids and adults, rides, food and raffles. Beer with wristband. Presented by St. Martin of Tours. Through July 10. 661-2000; Cheviot.


DV8, 9:30 p.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, Electronica club/dance. $3. 4511157; Riverside.


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

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Square Dance, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, With Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. West Price Hill.


Zumba and Curves, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189. Miami Heights.


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


Coney Island hosts its annual Balloon Glow at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 3. There will be live music starting at 6:30 p.m., entertainment and as many as 15 glowing hot air balloons. A Rozzi Famous Fireworks display will be at 10 p.m. Parking: $10, $7 after 2 p.m. Call 513-232-8230 or visit Pictured is a balloon from Dan Keith of Touch the Clouds balloons at last year’s Balloon Glow.

Girls Club and Girls Life Community Garden Club, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Work in the Price Hill Community Garden from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays. Ages 8-14. $5 for entire summer. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673. West Price Hill.


The All American Birthday Party & Fireworks start at 6 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove, with live music. Fireworks kick off at 10 p.m. Visit or call 513-352-6180.

June 29, 2011

Western Hills Press


Father Lou wrote columns, touched many lives Lisa J. Mauch Community Press staff

If Father Lou Guntzelman were writing this story, he’d have the perfect inspirational quote with which to lead off. And a timely lesson to follow. But sometimes pithy words from notable people can’t sum up all we think and feel. The Rev. Louis J. Guntzelman, 79, passed away at his home Monday, June 20, after a long struggle with cancer. Most people didn’t know he was ill, or that he had been fighting cancer since 2007. He was private that way, not wanting people to concern themselves about him since he was usually there to help with their troubles. He had been a columnist for The Community Press and Community Recorder since 1999, and EastSide Weekend before that. Father Lou was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Cincinnati and was raised in Oakley. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology and philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Norwood. He was ordained on May 25, 1957, at St. Monica Cathedral in Cincinnati. Father John “Jack” Wessling was a classmate of Father Lou’s first at Purcell High School and later at the seminary together. He recalls that Father Lou was the pitcher when the seminarians played fast-pitch softball. “I batted against him. You could always tell when


Father Lou with his Honda motorcycle.

he was going to do a slow pitch because his hand would go behind his back,” Wessling said. “He had a great sense of humor. He saw the humor in all kinds of situations,” he said. Father Lou received his first assignment to the faculty at Purcell High School in Cincinnati, alongside Wessling, and as an assistant at St. John the Evangelist Church in Deer Park. It was there that he would meet his future editor. “I’ve known him since I was in grade school. He must have just become a priest. He was so tall and thin. We were all afraid of him,” said Susan McHugh, a former publisher of Community Press and Recorder newspapers and EastSide Weekend. “But even then he was just this kind, gentle, sweet man,” she said. He was put in charge of the Legion of Mary at the school, to which all the girls

belonged. An elderly couple had befriended the young priest so he asked the girls go to their house every week to help out. McHugh remembers coming into his office to complain that they had to wash the same windows every week. “He said something like ‘Well, that’s just part of your cross to bear.’ I think he was just trying to give companionship to this couple. He was always doing nice things like that,” she said. Later she would encounter him again at The Community of the Good Shepherd in Montgomery, his last parish. He served there from 1982 until 1994. “I remember this one sermon …” McHugh said, describing the events following the 1982 airplane crash into the Potomac River and how one man helped others reach safety by passing the rescue ropes onto them instead of taking one for himself. He drowned before

rescuers could save him. “Father Lou said ‘For those of you sitting here and wondering if Christ is still in the world – this is your sign.’ ” During his time there, the number of parish families doubled. According to Rose Huber, a longtime parishioner of Good Shepherd, “He kicked things up a notch there at the church.” Huber first came to know Father Lou when they worked together on the parish newsletter “The Flock Report.” “He was loved by his parish and beyond. I have friends of different denominations including a friend who is Jewish and they all looked forward to reading his (Community Press) column every week. He touched many lives on many levels,” she said. “He was so open himself of other faiths and belief systems.” Huber had a childhood friend who was Catholic but had converted and married someone of a different religion. She was having a crisis of faith and Huber asked Father Lou to talk to her. “She came out of there a changed woman. Father Lou had told her, ‘We all find God where we find God. The important thing is to find God on your level.’ “He turned her life around. He did that for a stranger off the street. I’ve always had a lot of respect for Father Lou,” Huber said. Father Lou, who appreciated art and music, was also instrumental in having the Wall of Creation installed at the church. The award-winning

limestone wall was carved by local artist Karen Heyl and depicts the creation story from Genesis. Huber also remembers her favorite picture of Father Lou that they ran in “The Flock Report” – of him and his motorcycle. “He used to love riding around the neighborhood, in Montgomery and Loveland,” she said. After leaving Good Shepherd he started writing a column, first for EastSide Weekend and then in February 1999 for The Community Press and Community Recorder newspapers. And once his columns became available on the Internet, reader responses came from as far away as Brazil, Africa and Australia. “He gave so much in his columns and spent so much time writing them. He made people feel it’s going to be OK and you’re going to be OK,” McHugh said. When asked why she thought his columns were so popular among Catholics and non-Catholics alike, she said, “I think he didn’t treat it like religion. He really based it on faith and goodness. The whole ‘God is good: God is love’ theme. He really believed that. “When he was writing his columns or delivering his sermons, he didn’t want to punish or demean a person. He wanted to lift them up,” McHugh said. “He elevated people instead of the old fire and brimstone. He was more ‘If you do it this way, you’re going to experience so much more joy.’ ” Besides his weekly column, readers could still find

him celebrating Mass and helping out at St. Susanna in Mason, and later at All Saints and St. Vincent Ferrer, both in Kenwood. Father George Hunkel learned how to write homilies from Father Lou during his seminary days. And when he became pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer five years ago, “(Father Lou) asked me if he could help out and I took him up on his offer my first Sunday there.” “I always admired him and found him so inspiring,” he said. Father Lou’s writing wasn’t limited to homilies and the newspaper. He wrote the books “So Heart and Mind Can Fill: Reflections for Living,” and “The Country Called Life: More Reflections for Living.” He co-authored “Come, Healing God: Prayers During Illness” with his sister, Joan Guntzelman. “Father Guntzelman was a popular priest who touched many lives in a positive way through his ministries, as a pastor, a teacher and a writer,” said Dan Andriacco, communications director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He is survived by siblings Joan, Mary Ellen and Raymond Guntzelman and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was June 24 at St. Cecilia, Oakley. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Bearcats Against Cancer, c/o Dr. William Barrett, Barrett Cancer Center, 234 Goodman Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45267-0757.

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June 29, 2011

Cream puffs – they’re not just for dessert anymore Several times a year, Deacon Jim Hennessey and I teach classes at o u r church, Holy Trinity in Batavia, to benefit our St. Vincent Rita de Paul Heikenfeld S o c i e t y , w h i c h Rita’s kitchen helps folks in need. Our summer class focused on main dish salads and fun summer desserts. Elaine, Jim’s wife, made cream puffs for dessert.

Lots of people think cream puffs are hard to make, but they just take a little patience and are so versatile. Fillings can be sweet, or savory. Here’s my recipe, which is similar to Elaine’s. Cream puffs are back in culinary fashion now (in my world they never went out!).

Cream puffs

This is the same dough you use for éclairs and also cream puff rings. The dough is called pâte à choux. Cream puffs freeze well after baking, unfilled.

1 cup water 1 stick unsalted butter 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup all purpose flour 4 large eggs, room temperature Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place water, butter and salt in saucepan. Bring to boil. When butter has melted, turn heat to low and immediately pour in flour and beat thoroughly until mixture leaves sides of pan clean and leaves a film on bottom. Mixture will form a stiff ball. Remove from heat and add unbeaten eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly

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Rita’s mocha mousse filling

Oh, this is good spooned right out of the bowl. Great in crepes, too. Or layered with whipped cream and fresh fruit in balloon wine glasses. Adapted from a KitchenAid recipe. 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon instant coffee (opt.) 11⁄2 cups whipping cream 3 ⁄4 cup powdered sugar or more to taste 1 ⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

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after each is added. This will form the leavening that “puffs” up the puffs in the oven. Pipe or drop from teaspoon or tablespoon depending on size desired. Bake for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 325 and bake another 10 to 15 minutes. Puffs will be golden. After cooling, split and, if necessary, hollow out bottom. Fill as desired. Elaine filled hers with pudding mixed with whipped cream. Makes 24 to 36.


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Put vanilla, coffee and cream in mixer. Blend. Add sugar and cocoa and blend. Whip on high until stiff. Can be made a day ahead and kept covered, in refrigerator.

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Oh my, this was decadent.


Ice cream topped with Elaine Hennessey’s chocolate ganache. 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 12 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate, chopped if necessary 3 ⁄4 whipping cream 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla In saucepan, combine corn syrup and cream. Bring to simmer and add chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Keeps for at least a week in fridge or frozen for a couple months.

Savory filling

Smear a bit of herb cheese mixed with horseradish (optional) in bottom of puff. Add thinly sliced deli beef and add a garnish of more herb cheese. These are open faced, with no top. Or fill with finely chopped chicken or tuna salad.

Rita’s blender hollandaise sauce

For Carol Haven, who is making Eggs Benedict and wanted an easy sauce.

Bring 1⁄3 cup butter to a very gentle boil and keep it hot but not boiling. Meanwhile, in a blender, put 2 room temperature egg yolks and 2 teaspoons lemon juice and blend. With motor running on low, slowly add hot butter in a thin, steady stream. You’ll see the mixture thicken as you go. If necessary, add a bit of hot water if it’s too thick. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Readers want to know

Stainless steel flatware: is it all the same? No! At first glance, they’re all shiny and look like they have some heft. So, check the packaging. What you want is 18⁄10, which means 18 percent chromium and 10 percent nickel. Stainless steel is essentially iron with more than 10 percent chromium. The higher the nickel content, the more protection from corrosion. Get as close to those numbers as you can. If you can pick a fork or spoon up, go ahead. It will feel good in your hand with the 18⁄10, not featherweight, and the polish will be elegant. Definitely worth the higher price. You can also polish them with a bit of clear vinegar if they get water spots on them. 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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Incidents/reports Breaking and entering

Copper lines stolen from building under construction at 6909 Good Samaritan Drive, June 13.


The Community Press publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Cheviot: Chief David Voss, 661-2700 (days), 6612917 (evenings). • Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 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. money stolen from second vehicle at 3355 Markdale Court, June 9. Chainsaw, money and two containers of gasoline stolen from vehicle at 3210 Milverton, June 9. Twenty-five metal fence posts stolen from home’s yard at 5436 Jessup Road, June 11. Money stolen from victim’s wallet at 3610 Blue Rock Road, June 10. Unknown amount of scrap metal stolen from Western Hills Fabricators at 3670 Werk Road, June 10. Two carts full of miscellaneous groceries stolen from Kroger at 3491 North Bend Road, June 11. Leather bag, pair of shoes and a purse


Television stolen from home at 6412 Werk Road, June 15. Lawn mower, chainsaw and hedge trimmer stolen from home’s garage at 3655 Jessup Road, June 17.

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Four tires slashed on vehicle at 5992 Oakapple, June 11. Two windows and a door frame broken on home at 5857 Colerain Ave., June 11. Paint scratched with key and body dented on vehicle at 5725 Northglen Road, June 12. Window broken, paint scratched and body dented on one vehicle; and windshield cracked and tire slashed on a second vehicle at 4554 Ebenezer Road, June 12. Four tires slashed on vehicle at 3537 Locust Lane, June 16. Roof, hood and doors dented on vehicle at 5850 Weston Court, June 17.



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Domestic dispute

Argument between parent and child at Silverpoint Drive, June 9. Suspect struck victim with a car at 4108 North Bend Road, June 11. Windshield shattered on vehicle when struck by unknown object while traveling at 5800 Cleves Warsaw, June 9. Vehicle hood and windshield damaged when struck with debris that fell from dump truck while traveling at eastbound Interstate 74, June 10.

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June 20. Joseph Linville, 29, 2940 Crest Road, warrant, June 20. Joseph Muench, 47, no address listed, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and criminal trespass at 3726 Robb Ave., June 20. Brittany Cearley, 19, 572 Fairbanks Ave., driving under suspension at Werk Road & Boudinot Avenue, June 21. Cassandra Cosby, 28, 8179 West Mill St., warrant, June 22. Kyle F. Adamson, 41, 12051 Lake Circle Drive, improperly handling firearms in motor vehicle at 4101 Harrison Ave., June 22.

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AU G . 6 T H 2 0 1 1 • O P E N TO T H E P U B L I C

Jerry and Mary Lou Knight are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were wed on June 24, 1961 at St. Aloysius on-the-Ohio in Sayler Park. The couple has 6 children and 21 grandchildren. Jerry is a retired letter carrier from the USPS. Jerry and Mary Lou celebrated their anniversary earlier this year with a Caribbean cruise and a week in Puerto Rico. The couple spent the first couple years of their marriage in San Juan while Jerry served in the Navy. A celebration with family and friends will be held in July. 5510 Rybolt Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45248 513.574.9666



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MP3 player, laptop computer, digital camera, three camera lenses, checkbook and wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 7088 Liebel Road, June 9. Bicycle stolen from home at 5820 Reemelin Road, June 9. MP3 player and docking station stolen from one vehicle; and

from home at 4330 Jessup Road, June 14. Vehicle door lock damaged during theft attempt, but entry was not gained at 4245 Marcrest, June 15. Several power tools stolen from vehicle at 4236 Marcrest, June 15. Pair of sunglasses stolen from Dillard’s at 6290 Glenway Ave., June 15. Key stolen from bar at Chevelle’s Sports Café at 5931 Harrison Ave., June 16. Money and 25 packages of tanning lotion stolen from Valley Tan at 6951 Harrison Ave., June 16. Watch stolen from home at 6251 West Fork Road, June 15.


Stanley Moore, 55, 4508 Glenway Ave., theft at 5741 Harrison Ave., June 10. Jefferey S. Delph, 29, 1909 Wyoming, forgery and receiving stolen property at 6582 Glenway Ave., June 12. Francis B. Stahl, 48, 5524 Stokeswood Court, theft at 5524 Stokeswood Court, June 14. James Moore, 25, 3811 Rohling Oaks Drive No. 806, possessing drug abuse instruments at 5879 Colerain Ave., June 13. Joseph B. Tucker, 34, 3119 Brackenwood No. 1, receiving stolen property at 5730 Harrison Ave., June 14. Meagan A. White, 19, 3457 Craig Ave., theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., June 14. Jenna R. Crippa, 18, 881 Ivy Hill, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., June 14. Dennis J. Fitzgerald, 53, 2121 Vine St., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., June 14. Sabrina Brown, 33, 3832 Ruebel Place, resisting arrest, possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia at 5223 Glenway Ave., June 14. Chad Heideman, 32, 5576 Glenway Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., June 15. Dennis J. Fitzgerald, 53, 2121 Vine St., theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., June 15. John Stevens, 49, 3157 Penrose Ave., violation of protection order at Urwiler & Boudinot Avenue, June 15. Bradley Lemons, 26, 2237 Feldman Ave., weapons under disability, theft of firearm and theft at 5740 Cheviot Road, June 19.

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Emmett Bold Sr.

Emmett Ulrich Bold Sr., 58, died June 20. He worked in building maintenance for BLC Development. Survived by wife Christina Bold; children Crystal (Todd) Biggs, Kevin (Angie), Emmett Jr., Olivia Bold; Bold grandchildren Madison, Tyler, Austin; brothers Mike, Fred (Judy) Bold; parents-inlaws Bob, JoAnn Metz. Services were June 25 at St. Teresa of Avila Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212.

Michael Breadon Sr.

Michael G. Breadon Sr., 55, died June 20. Survived by wife Brenda Breadon; children Malinda Duncan, Michael (Lindsay) Jr., Lawrence (Lana), Lauren Breadon; seven grandchildren; 10 siblings; nieces and nephews. Services were June 24 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to the Delhi Skirt Game.

John Carney

John D. Carney, 73, Monfort Heights, died June 11. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by wife Carol Carney; son Jack (Ann) Carney; mother Nadine Carney; stepchildren Ron (Susan), Brenda Albert; grandchildren Josh Austin, Meaghan, Ryan, Ben Carney, Michael, Steven, Christopher Albert; sisters Carole Scott, Judy Chase. Preceded in death by children Jeannine Austin, Jeff, Joyce Carney, father John W. Carney, sister Rosalie Carney. Services were June 15 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Northwest Community Church, 8735 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251 or Animal Adoption Foundation, 2480 Millville Ross Road, Hamilton, OH 45013.

James Carr

James Powell Carr, 86, Monfort Heights, died June 21. He was a sales manager for Mutual Manufacturing and Supply. He was a veteran of World War II

who was at the Battle of the Bulge. Survived by sons James (Jane), Terence (Jennifer), Dennis (Janet) Carr; grandchildren Shannon, Casey Carr (Angela), Peter, Courtney, Sarah Carr; great-grandchildren James, Andrew, Caroline Carr; siblings Jack Carr, Claire DiPilla. Preceded in death by wife Ruth Carr, brothers Thomas, Robert Carr. Services were June 27 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Dominic Education Fund.

James Day

James B. Day, 50, Miami Township, died June 20. He was president of the New Guy Club. Survived by wife Kim Day; mother Sue Day; daughters Delaney, Katelyn, Erin, Briana; siblings Kim Day (Paul) Barron, Danielle (Deke) Damson, Kevin (Mary Jane) Day, Carrie (Darren) Sanker; nieces and nephews Brooke, Brandon, Hillary, Kohler, Mackenzie, Mitchell, PJ, Bryce. Preceded in death by father James L. Day, nieces Amelia, Julia, Ali and Rylee. Services were June 25 at Our Lady of the Visitation. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45243 or Day Children’s College Education Fund, c/o Fifth Third Bank, 3715 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248.

Rosella Gilday

Rosella Mock Gilday, 100, died June 14. She was a file clerk. Survived by children James (Patricia), David (Cathy), Dennis Gilday, Janice (Eugene) O’Brien; 11 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; five Gilday great-greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by

husband James Gilday. Services were June 18 at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hillebrand Activities Committee, 4320 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Willie Hamad

Willie O’Banion Hamad, 73, died June 21. She was a personal shopper. Survived by daughter Vanessa Polaine; stepchildren Charlene (late Harold) McAtee, Rick (Pam) Hamad; grandchildren Alec, Hamad Aidan, Cara, Brian, Richard, Christopher, Patrick; siblings Donna (Jerry) Bullock, David (Sharon) O’Banion; nieces and nephew Tina Wright, Maryann Davis, Ronnie Dyer. Preceded in death by husband Richard Hamad. Services were June 23 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Makea-Wish Foundation, 10260 Alliance Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Jacqueline Hoelmer

Jacqueline Otten Hoelmer, 48, died June 18. She was a clerk for Bernhard’s Bakery. Survived by husband Bernhard Hoelmer; children Bernhard, Amy Hoelmer; siblings Charles (Linda), Constance Otten. Services were June 21 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas , TX 75231.

Esther Hummer

Esther Goldberg Hummer, 88, Green Township, died June 14. Survived by sons Rodney, Jerry (Angela) Hummer; grandchildren Jeremy, Carolyn, Ryan, Ashley. Preceded in death by husband Earl Hummer. Services were June 18 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Timothy Kenny

Timothy J. Kenny, 60, Bridgetown, died June 9. He worked for Hamilton County for over 20 years. Survived by son Shawn Kenny; children Corey, Logan, Kelly Kenny;

siblings Steve (Kim) Kenny, Mary Ann (the late Karl) Dillhoff; nieces Ashley, Sara Kenny, Rachel Dillhoff. Preceded in death by brother Michael Kenny. Services were June 14 at St. William. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Lung Association.

Ryan Monahan

Ryan Matthew Monahan, 28, Western Hills, died June 20. He was a firefighter/ paramedic with the Colerain Township Fire Department. Survived by parents Christopher, Loredana Monahan; siblings Krista, Monahan Christopher, Patrick; grandparents William, Elissa Cannon, Betty Monahan; nephews Jacob, Logan, Brenden, CJ; aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by grandfather Joseph Monahan. Services were June 24 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Brian Schira Fund, c/o Colerain Township Fire Department, 3251 Springdale Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251.

Cecilia Moorhead

Cecilia Broerman Moorhead, 82, died June 22. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Earl (Teresa), John (Diane), William (Pamela) Moorhead, Janet (James) Waltz; sister Mary Schroeder; 10 grandchildren; Moorhead one greatgrandchild. Preceded in death by husband Harold Moorhead, siblings Robert, William, Joseph Moorhead, Margaret Donisi. Services were June 27 at St. William Church. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Switzerland County Public Library, 205 Ferry St., Vevay, IN 47043 or Most Sorrowful Mother of God Church, c/o 28 Tardy Ford Road, Vevay, IN 47043.

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Irma Pekel

Irma Mendell Pekel, 87, Green Township, died June 20. She was a bookkeeper for the Clifton Care Center. Survived children Ginger (Philip) Wenger, Thomas (Barbara), Cathy, Douglas (Diane) Pekel; grandchilPekel dren Christine (Matt) Swies, Philip Wenger, Rhonda (Kevin) Wiwi, Alison, Julianne, Michael, Megan Pekel, David, Elsa (Joshua) Mann, Hector Garcia; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Herbert Pekel. Services were June 24 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Missions Ministry of the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.

Sarah Pullen

Sarah M. Pullen, 27, Green Township, died June 21. She was an IT consultant with Fifth Third Processing Solutions. Survived by parents Robert, Carol Pullen; brother Michael Pullen; grandmother RosePullen marie Pullen; aunts and uncles Patricia Morrison, Margo, Tim Young, Steven, Richard, Alma, Kenneth, Christine Pullen, Lorianne, Bill Woods; 14 cousins.

Services were June 25 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Children’s International, 2000 E. Red Bridge Road, P.O. Box 219055, Kansas City, MO 64121 or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Eve Rapien

Eva “Eve” Mallory Rapien, 83, Bridgetown, died June 21. She was a homamaker. Survived by son Thomas (Mary “Beth”) Rapien; grandchildren Abby, Emily, Michael. Preceded in death by husband Thomas Rapien. Services were June 27 at St. Joseph Church. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Joseph Church, 25 E. Harrison, North Bend, OH 45202.

Janet Renken

Janet Lee Renken, 63, Price Hill, died June 23. Preceded in death by parents Raymond, Esther Renken; siblings Harry, Mary Ann Renken. Services were June 25 at St. Joseph Old Cemetery. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Arvilla Rider

Arvilla Serrahn Rider, 90, Westwood, died June 18. Survived by children Kaye (Ken) Franks, Jack (Janet), Berl Rider; grandchildren Ken (Carolyn), Michael (Julie) Franks, Becky Jo Rider (Kirk Witsmeer), Forrest (Katie) Soderlind, Naomi (John) Gumburill; sister Marilyn (Ken) Brandt; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Robert Rider.

Services were June 23 at Spring Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alois Alzheimer Center Employee Emergency Fund, 70 Damon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45218.

Frances Sauer

Frances Roberto Sauer, 88, died June 18. Survived by grandchildren Tom, Kevin Mitchell, Kimberly, John Wesley III Mason; siblings Lena Cartuyvelles, Anthony Roberto; eight greatgrandchildren. Preceded in Sauer death by husband Richard Sauer, daughters Judy Mitchell, Jo Anne Mason, brother Emil Roberto. Services were June 22 at St. William. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home.

Les Schmalle

Les Schmalle, 78, Miami Township, died June 17. Survived by wife Mary Eileen Schmalle; children Elmer (Nancy), Lester (the late Donna), Patrick (Viki) Schmalle, Ellen Linville; grandchildren Rebecca, Marc, Matthew, Sara, Christopher, Michelle, Elizabeth, Patrick, Michael; sister Donna McCarthy. Services were June 23 at Our Lady of the Visitation. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.


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Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery

Video game system stolen from home at 3904 Gamble Ave. Apt. B, June 16. Two video game systems, four rings, television and a money order stolen from home at 3410 Glenmore Ave., June 20.

Two suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, robbed Long John Silvers of money at 3600 Harrison Ave., June 16.


Suspect punched victim in the face at Glenmore Avenue & Bank Court,


DVD/car stereo stolen from vehicle at 3321 Camvic Terrace, June 18.

Two bicycles stolen from home’s back yard at 3826 North Bend Road, June 19. Two video monitors, speaker box, subwoofer, amplifier, MP3 player and navigation system stolen from vehicle at 4228 Marlin Ave., June 21. Lawn mower stolen from home’s yard at 3742 Darwin Ave., June 21. Lawn mower stolen from home’s driveway at 3743 Dina Ave., June 23.

Betty Jo Schroeck

Betty Jo Federle Schroeck, 79, Monfort Heights, died June 17. Survived by children Michael, Bob (Connie), Tom (Sharon), Greg (Debbie), Jim (Missy) Schroeck, Patti Heinlein; siblings Richard Federle, Millie Kling, Jean Schroeck Myers; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Herbert Schroeck. Services were June 20 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Edward Steinmetz

Edward Patrick Steinmetz, 75, died June 11. He was a sheet metal mechanic.

He was a life member of the South Western Ohio Conservation Club. Survived by wife Edna Steinmetz; children Lisa (Ron) Sanker, Ted (Karen) Steinmetz, Lori (Matt) Heimann; grandchildren Heather, David, Andrea, Alyssa; siblings Martha Rodgers, Walter Steinmetz, Dolores Cox. Preceded in death by siblings Rose Dyer, Hubert Steinmetz, Loretta Bills. Services were June 15 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: The Miracle League Association, 1506 Klondike Road, Suite 105, Conyers, GA 30094.

William Super

William Super, 80, died June 20. He was a machinist. He was a Marine Corps veteran of Korea and a member of AmVets Post 1988. Survived by children Donna (John) Steinriede, William Jr., Brian (Carolyn), Steve Super, Jana Luckey; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; Edward, Robert, Joseph Super. Services were June 23 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton


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Marcella Vollhardt

Marcella Scola Vollhardt, 90, North Bend, formerly of died June 16. She was a tax examiner with the Internal Revenue Service. Survived by children Margaret (Buddy) Kirk, Michael (Charlene), Richard Vollhardt; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband William Vollhardt, sisters Henrietta, Catherine, Marie. Services were June 21 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Dominic Education Fund.

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Remembering Father Lou

Finding inspiration from Father Lou Guntzelman Billy Glisson found out about columnist Father Lou Guntzelman’s death when he inquired where he might see Father Lou preach. Thank you so much for emailing me back in regards to Father Lou. I’m so grateful that you took the time to email me about his passing. At first I was very excited I even received a response. I first observed the email on my smart phone and was very excited someone, or even Father, took the time to respond to me. Then at a stop light I opened up the email and read your message. It was like receiving news that a family member had just passed suddenly. Very odd for me to react this way, I’m usually the tough one of the group. I hope somehow Father knows

how he affected and influenced myself and the beginnings of interest of my wife! Which I will tell you that is a tough nut to crack! I don’t know if our story is worth printing, here goes. We moved here a almost two years ago from out west due to a job promotion and transfer. My wife had never left her home area her first 35 years of her life, and then after 18 years being married to me my job takes her 2,000 miles away from all of her family. One can only imagine the adjustment, strain and test of faith that one goes through during this period. I grew up in Michigan, coming back this way was exciting in a sense.

We receive the Florence Recorder and I began to read it to get acquainted with the local activities, which at times seemed like fruitless activity due to the challenges as a family we were going through in the beginning. Then I began to read Father’s articles. Of course at first I just thought, “Oh, what does this Catholic priest have to say about life?” I was very pleasantly surprised of his articles. I began to leave them out in the open for the wife to read, then I found myself cutting them out and saving them. Then I cut out his article about fear at the Olympics and took it into work, and used it as a intro as how we can as people be better at

life as well at work. Over the past year and half I have done this three to four times, and the response from the team members I’m responsible for has been so positive towards the morale of the staff. Father Lou’s ability to capture the essence of life from a faith perspective, as well as real life events and feelings, are like those I have only experienced from three priests that this lifelong Catholic has come across. His challenge was not only to be Catholic but to be Christian and human at the same time. He gave you a perspective I’m sure enticed anyone who was reading his words to stop and reflect, then think how can they apply to their life.

We must not think that his work is lost now. We must take what he has taught us and continue with his mission of teaching us how to have a strong and unwavering faith in God and ourselves, even with all of our faults. I can only hope you will continue his articles as all of the major newspapers have with Charles Schultz and the “Peanuts” comic strip. To allow us to enjoy and bring us down slowly from his words that only now can be lived through the flock of sheep he oversaw. I will say a prayer tonight for Father Lou and you for allowing us to enjoy his articles. Thank you again very much. Billy Glisson Union, Ky.

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consider re-printing all of his columns in some sort of memorial book form. The proceeds could go to a charity that he chose, or perhaps to the research foundation of his particular cancer? I would definitely buy a compilation that included all of his columns! RIP Father Lou – you touched more people than you know.” bombermama10 “Father Lou’s columns were compiled into a couple of paperbacks. I bought them years ago at Borders, I believe. They are listed on Amazon: “So Heart and Mind May Fill” and “A Country Called Life.” itcouldbeyou “I will miss his columns and his wisdom. Adieu.” LivingSimply “A Humble Servant. A Good Shepherd. You will be

missed, Father Lou.” ensembleme “From a skeptic and definite non-Catholic: Father Lou, your columns inspired me and helped me grow in a transitional period in my life. I will miss you very much.” itcouldbeyou “Rest in peace Father Lou. You touched many lives with your kindness and wisdom. You will be dearly missed.” Eastofparadise “Thanks to all of you for your touching comments. Father Lou was my uncle and a very strong presence in my life. Your thoughtful remarks mean a lot to the rest of his family during this very difficult time. I will make sure your messages are conveyed.” ModernPaine




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