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Charlotte Jacobs said she may have discovered some future Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleaders. Nearly 70 girls between the ages of 5 and 16 spent their summer evenings July 6-10 at Oak Hills High School participating in the first ever dance camp put on by the Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleaders. Jacobs, the director of cheerleading for the Cincinnati Bengals, said campers learned basic techniques, choreography and general fitness from some of the NFL’s best dancers during the week-long camp. “The camp is all about having fun,” she said. “We have several cute little girls who really know how to

show off.” Green Township resident and former Ben-Gal Julie Raleigh, coordinator of the camp, said more than half of the camp’s participants are underprivileged girls from around the Tristate. She said girls from St. John’s outreach program in Over-theRhine, Rees E. Price Academy in Price Hill and the Special Olympics were given free scholarships to the camp thanks to sponsorships from the Shayne Graham Foundation, Mercy Hospital Western Hills and Mercy Franciscan at West Park. “We think this camp is a unique opportunity,” Raleigh said. “Some of these girls will experience another avenue of life that is not usually open to them. This experience is an opportunity for the girls to learn dance and just have so much fun,” she said.

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Western Hills residents and former Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleaders Julie Raleigh, standing left, and Missy Scalia, right, talk to campers about their experiences with the Ben-Gals during a dance camp at Oak Hills High School.

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From left, Miranda Barnes, 8, and Nadia Poe, 6, practice a few basic cheerleading moves while warming up at the dance camp the Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleaders hosted at Oak Hills High School. Jacobs said the camp also helped kick-off this year’s Cincinnati Junior Ben-Gals program, an annual cheerleading program for young girls that culminates with a half-time performance during a Bengals game at Paul Brown Stadium. “The camp is a way to better prepare these young ladies for when they go into their school seasons, and help the girls in our Junior Ben-Gal program get ready for their season,” Jacobs said. Raleigh said campers learned two dance routines, which they performed for fans at the Florence Freedom baseball game on Thursday, July 9, to raise money for Special Olympics. She said the camp featured special guest speakers each night, including a Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputy who talked to the girls about personal safety and the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Be a Junior Ben-Gal Parents and girls who would like to learn more about the Cincinnati Junior Ben-Gals program can visit www. The program runs from August to December and is open to 100 girls between the ages of 5 and 15 from around the Tristate. The Junior BenGals season offers clinics designed to create and promote self-esteem, pride and confidence, and girls in the program learn performance fundamentals from Cincinnati BenGals cheerleaders. The program’s highlight is an onfield performance in front of 65,000 fans at Paul Brown Stadium during the 2009-2010 season. Members of the Oak Hills High School Oakettes drill team and cheerleading squads also helped out to make the week possible.

Former bodybuilder publishes first book By Kurt Backscheider

Tim Mielke said he never expected to be an author. The Green Township resident was content working in the nutritional supplement industry when he realized consumers could benefit from a book outlining what they need to know, and what they need to avoid, when choosing supplements. “After years of advising people on which supplements to take, I realized there were certain guidelines that I always told them to look out for,” said Mielke. “Then one day it dawned on me that consumers could really use a book to provide guidelines that I had been explaining to clients all the while.” He said he was not aware such a book existed, so he set out to write one and recently self-published “The Book of Supplement


Green Township resident Tim Mielke, a former bodybuilder, has published his first book, “The Book of Supplement Secrets.” The book is a beginner’s guide to nutritional supplements. Secrets.” Mielke said he’s been involved



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He said the book also sheds light on some of the marketing tactics supplement manufacturers use to persuade people to buy certain products. “It’s all based on my own experience with supplements, clinical studies and interviews I’ve conducted with experts in the industry,” he said. “It was really exciting to write my own book. There were a lot of times along the way when I would say to myself, ‘Wow, I’m an author.’” Mielke said he would like to find a major publishing company to pick up his book, but in the meantime he’s already compiling data for a second book. “For me, the most important thing is just getting the information out there,” he said. “The Book of Supplement Secrets” sells for $11.49, and is available at and



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Lourdes has 35th summer festival The 35th Our Lady of Lourdes Church Festival will be Friday through Sunday, July 24-26, on the school parking lot, at the corner of Muddy Creek and Glenway, in Westwood. Times are: • 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, July 24; • 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, July 25; and • 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, July 26. Returning this year is Mug Slide, a split-the-pot type game, where you slide a mug or puck down an old fashioned wooden bar. This was such a big hit last year organizers decided to add a second game board. New this year is a Mini Mug Slide, a shot glass version of the game. And at Crack The Safe, players could win a digital camera In addition to these booths, many of the old favorite and regular festival games and booths will be featured. There will be a major award drawing, tuition Lotto drawing, and a weekend splitthe-pot. The beer garden stage will

Our Lady of Lourdes Church Festival will be July 24-26 feature four live acts during the weekend. On Friday night, The Tommy & Hub Band; on Saturday, English Channel; and on Sunday, Saffire Express Festival Food will help with your hunger – brats, metts, hamburgers and other snack and food items. “We have them all” says Mike Sexton, festival general chairman, “including freshly roasted corn-on-the-cob, soft serve ice cream and of course, funnel cakes.” The most popular item has become the Lourdes double cheeseburger – hot melted cheese with sautéed onion. Some people also add sautéed green peppers and marinara sauce. Lourdes also features a grilled ribeye steak sandwich, Italian sausage sandwich and a grilled chicken sandwich. The festival Sunday dinner menu – from 3-7 p.m. – includes your choice of hot roast beef or marinated chicken breast, new red potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls and salad. Last year, this dinner was so good, it sold out early. In addition to Mike's Hard Lemonade, this year we have our own version of soft frozen lemonade, Slourdes Slush. Thanks to the many Western Hills merchants and others, the Bid 'N Buy silent auction booth will include a large number of gifts and items for you to select from. “One of the biggest attractions over the years has been the Major League Baseball items which have been donated” says Sexton. Items at the both this year include a large number of autographed baseballs, American and National League stars. “We have something for everyone” continued Sexton.

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Elder High School junior Billy Anneken received $100 for winning a design contest sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. Anneken’s design will serve as the logo on the T-shirt for the PROVIDED. Mason Mini Marathon. Anneken, Elder High School junior Billy left, accepts his award from Anneken designed this logo for the Angie Ficker, the foundation’s Mason Mini Marathon. marketing coordinator.

Cars rollin’ into Fernbank Park New sporty cars and old time classic rides will be rolling in to Fernbank Park on Sunday, July 26, for the 20th annual Rollin’ on the River Car Show. Car enthusiasts can come out from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to see the show hosted by Kiwanis Club of Riverview-Delhi Hills in partnership with the Hamilton County Park District and Pepsi. Fernbank Park is at 50 Thornton Ave. off River Road. This year’s car show offers affordable food and non-alcoholic drinks and music by “Sound Performance.” All proceeds raised during the show benefits the Boy Scouts of America, Operation Youth and other local charities. Those interested in entering a car into the show can preregister by filling out a form at

www.rollinontherivercarshow.c om. Pre-registration is $10 and is due in by Friday, July 17. Registration the day of the show runs from 9 a.m. to noon and is $15 at the door. It is also $15 the day of the event to enter a car into the car corral. More than 90 trophies will be given out at the awards presentation, from best custom to best paint job, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The Rollin’ on the River Car Show is free and open to the public. Fernbank Park is cooperative venture with the Cincinnati Park Board; a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required. For more information, visit or call Al Duebber at 941-7700.

Seton valedictorian never missed school By Kurt Backscheider

Never missing a day of school has been worthwhile for Seton High School senior Katie Ritter. The North College Hill native is the valedictorian of Seton’s class of 2009.

She earned the highest grade point average in her class, and had perfect attendance all four years of high school. Ritter already has an award for never missing a day of grade school as well. She’s been in class every single day it was required of


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her since she was a firstgrader at St. Margaret Mary in North College Hill all the way Ritter through her last day at Seton. “It’s pretty neat to say I’ve been in school my entire life,” she said. “I’m very proud that I was able to accomplish so much.” She said she rarely gets sick, and she’s never been sick to the point where she thought if she went to school she would put her teachers and fellow students at risk of catching an illness. Ritter said once she’d gone a few years of grade school with perfect attendance she decided she wanted to try and maintain a flawless attendance record until she graduated high school. “I wanted to push through. I have a strong work ethic,” she said. “And I have five Advanced Placement classes, so it’s tough to miss one day and then catch up on the work.” She said there never was a day when the thought of staying home from school and taking it easy crossed her mind.

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At the end of the day, moms are always the best chefs. has published its fourth cookbook that is filled with 27 summertime recipes that are easy and manageable for moms to whip up in no time. The summer cookbook features recipes for appetizers, main entrees and, of


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course, deserts, from Cincinnati moms that wanted to share the their tasty homecooked meals with moms everywhere. Megan Farlow, Elisha Brehm and Brandy Morris, are just three of the 27 moms in the cookbook. Farlow, from Delhi Township, is featured for her Double Lemon Pie recipe. She has been around cooking ever since she was young. “My mom always homecooked all of our meals growing up,” she said. Farlow began cooking solo during her college days for her and her roommate, she said. Her passion for cooking is something that has been in her family for years and has become a tradition. “Food is an important part in our family,” said Farlow. “We take pride in making things from scratch rather than just buying the


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Megan Farlow with her mother Berdie Marsh. ready-made stuff.” This desert recipe is very popular among her friends and family. “A lot of them say they might not be a fan of lemony deserts, but they really liked that one!” said Farlow. Morris, from Western Hills, is featured in the cookbook for her Garden Fresh Pasta Salad recipe. With the help of her husband, Morris learned to cook by watching a few helpful television shows. “I watched a lot of food network,” said Morris. “It was a huge inspiration.” Morris cooks for her husband and two children, but never fails to deliver when her garden salad recipe is demanded at any gathering. “It has become a staple,” said Morris. “If we’re invited some place, it is requested.” Brehm, from Delhi Township, is featured for her Chicken Bacon Skewers recipe. “When I got married I discovered that I needed to learn to cook or we were going to starve to death,” said Brehm, who taught herself to cook.



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To help her get started, she bought tons of cook books like “Cooking for Dummies.” “It actually came pretty easy to me,” she said. Brehm and her family often help organize dinners for the Ronald McDonald House as well. Brehm, who cooks for her husband and four children, has made this recipe for almost everyone she knows. “I’ve never had anyone tell me that they don’t like it,” she said. “This is a family and friend favorite.” The CincyMomsLikeMe. com summer cookbook, which is being sponsored by Bigg’s, can now be found at any Bigg’s location where the book is being given out for free.


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8 cups penne pasta 1 red onion, chopped 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 red pepper, chopped 1 ⁄2 cup Parmesan cheese 1 cup, prepared Good Seasons basil vinaigrette salad dressing Cook pasta, drain, rinse and cool. Add vegetables. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Pour salad dressing over mixture. Cover and refrigerate. Yields 24 servings. Tips: It’s best to refrigerate this for at least four hours before serving, but making it a day in advance will really let the flavors mix and taste amazing.

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Retail outlets to open Oak Hills teachers visit China at Glenway Ave. site Several retail outlets – including new Chipotle Mexican Grill and Chick-filA restaurants – plan to open soon on property along Glenway Avenue that was the former site of the Cronin Dodge auto dealership. Chipotle will lease space in a multitenant building being developed by DW Real Estate Holdings LLC of Cincinnati, said Bryan Snyder, development services administrator at the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission. He said the company plans to develop about 20,000 square feet of retail space at the site in three buildings. Allan Wallander, manager of DW Real Estate, said the building will be part of a 3-acre, $10 million-plus development that will be known as Glenway Shoppes. He also said City Barbecue, a Columbus-based restaurant chain, plans to build a free-standing store between the strip center and Chick-fil-A. He said City Barbecue hopes to begin construction by fall. Wallander said InkStop, Chipotle and a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop will join existing tenant T-Mobile in the building by this fall. He said about 2,800 square feet is still for lease in the multi-tenant building. Adam Goetzman, Green Township’s development director, said, “It will be a

quality development that complements the Glenway Avenue business district.” Chipotle plans to open a 2,450 square-foot eatery Friday, July 17, at 6455 Glenway Ave. It will have about 30 employees and seat about 60 people. The restaurant will be Chipotle’s 20th location in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Chick-fil-A, the Atlantabased restaurant chain known for its chicken sandwiches, plans to open a restaurant at 6475 Glenway Ave. It will have 60 to 65 employees. Snyder said plans call for Chick-fil-A to build a 4,287square-foot free-standing store on Glenway between Karen and Childs avenues.

can educational system,” Cybulski said. “We look forward to creating partnerships with our Chinese colleagues that will lead to mutual benefits for our students and communities.” According to a 2008 field study, the number of Chinese programs in the United States has grown by almost 200 percent since tallies were last taken in 2004. Additionally, in the year between 2005 and 2006, the number of students at the higher education level who were learning Chinese jumped by 52 percent. Oak Hills High School introduced an Advanced Placement Chinese language course last year, and Rapid Run Middle School started a language club during the same time. Chinese is the most widely spoken first lan-

language, discover the vibrant culture of China, and participate more fully in the cultural exchange between our two countries," said College Board President Gaston Caperton. During the trip, the two met with Chinese education leaders, built sister school and city ties, and networked with other U.S. school leaders who are bringing Chinese language programs to their districts and schools. Delegates visited Beijing, and traveled in small groups to other cities and provinces to meet with local education commissions. “Our trip to China was an incredible learning experience. As we toured this ancient country and interacted with their educational leaders, we found them open and willing to build international relationships and gain a better understanding about the Ameri-


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McAuley seniors win Cheviot Savings $1,000 scholarships Four McAuley High School seniors have received $1,000 college scholarships from the Cheviot Savings and Loan Charitable Foundation. The scholarships were awarded to each students in recognition of different qualities and/or accomplishments. Kaitlyn Grote will use her award for leadership to attend Ohio University, where she intends to major in political science. She is the daughter of Joe and Ann Grote of Monfort Heights. Theresa Hennard, who won the award for character, is the

daughter of John and Pat Hennard of Monfort Heights. She will attend Xavier University in the fall, majoring in theology and minoring in psychology. Amanda Naber received the award for service. Naber plans to attend the University of Tennessee. Her parents are Craig Naber and Leslie Lauder of Colerain Township. Kelsey Petrey, the daughter of Donald and Jenni Petrey of North College Hill, received the award for business/technology. Petrey will major in international business at the University of Cincinnati.


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Mount offering early childhood endorsement The College of Mount St. Joseph has added the Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement program to its curriculum. The program is designed to provide additional opportunities for teachers in the early grades. Known by some as the 4/5 Endorsement, the program will give early childhood teachers

(pre-kindergarten through grade three), who hold license, additional options in the teaching arena. It will also provide school districts with greater staffing flexibly. Classes will be offered at the Mount July 8-31, giving students a total of nine graduate-level credit hours.

Those who complete all course work and pass the Praxis II Elementary Education Content Knowledge test will be eligible to teach grades four and five during the 2009-2010 academic year. The Mount’s program was approved as one of 11 institution of higher education in the State of Ohio to offer the Early Childhood

French honors

The Societe Honoraire de Francais at Mother of Mercy High School recently welcomed eight new members. Qualifications for membership in the French Honor Society include two years of study of French with a 95 percent average, a 90 percent average overall and enrollment in third-year French for the next school year. The motto of the Societe is “La femme qui sait deux langues en vaut deux!” or “The woman who knows two languages is worth double!” Pictured from front left are Mariele Fluegeman of Westwood, Katie Dowling of Cleves, Nicole Williams of Lawrenceburg and Morgan Wagner of Green Township; second row, Kelly Collins of Cheviot, Katie Minning of Green Township, Megan Wanstrath of Cleves and Terese Ostendorf of Green Township.


Generalist Endorsement program. “We are pleased to offer this endorsement program at the Mount,” said Kim Shibinski, Ed.D., assistant professor of education. “The endorsement program is an exciting opportunity for current early childhood teachers to obtain knowledge and skills

needed to teach the fourth and fifth grades through a four-week summer program that combines classroom hours and online course along with field experience.” To learn more about the 4/5 Endorsement, contact Carla Good, in education, at 244-3258 or

Mount offering more music options The College of Mount St. Joseph has new music concentrations for the 2009-2010 academic year. Two music concentrations will be available for undergraduate students and one will be available for graduate students. The new concentrations are: • Bachelor of arts in music with a concentration in church music. • Bachelor of arts in music with a concentration in jazz and studio music. • Master of arts in education with a concentration in music. “Our new master’s degree in music education is geared toward the working music teacher, with course work concentrated in the

summers and evenings,” said Phil Amalong, professor of music at the Mount. “The content of the program combines practical studies with current practices in the discipline. The concentration in jazz and studio music offers the music student an opportunity to focus not only on jazz, but also to learn valuable skills such as audio production and music business and promotion. The concentration in church music serves a great need to train talented musicians to serve as music ministers.” For more information about the Mount, or the degrees offered, visit


Beekley scholars

The 2009 winners of the Henry Clay Beekley, MD, Memorial Scholarship are, from left, Joshua Kaine of Elder High School, Elizabeth Gibbemeyer of Oak Hills High School, Grace Owens of Mother of Mercy High School, and Ricky Watson and Kevin Bisher, both students at Elder High School. This the 11th year the scholarships have been presented by the Franciscan Medical Group & Associates, a group of retired Western Hills physicians. The scholarships honor Beekley, a doctor who practiced internal medicine and cardiology in the area for over 50 years. The $5,000 scholarships are presented to students pursuing a career in health care who are selected based on their overall grade-point average, SAT and/or ACT scores, community service and school activities.


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Seven students recently were named 2009-2010 school year officers for the Elder High School band. Pictured from left are Seton High School students Allison Lauck, co-drum major; Noelle Hingsbergen, band council; and Ben Woestman, band council; second row, Rob Toelke, co-drum major; David Geis, band president; Carl Mai, band council; and Andy Kurzhals, band council – uniform/equipment manager.


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Nurre drafted by hometown team By Tony Meale

Tommy Nurre got drafted. Again. The Western Hills resident, a standout first baseman at St. Xavier High School and Miami University, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 38th round of the MLB Draft in June; a year ago, he was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the exact same round. “Growing up in Cincinnati, I’ve been going to games my whole life,” Nurre said. “It’s a dream come true.” After being drafted by the Dodgers, Nurre elected to return to Miami for his senior season and enjoyed his finest year as a Redhawk. As a junior, he hit .386 with nine homers; as a senior, he hit .406 with 17 homers and was a first-team all-league selection. “I was hoping he’d go a little


Tommy Nurre, shown here as a member of the Cincinnati Steam, was a standout first baseman for St. Xavier High School and Miami University. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 38th Round of the MLB Draft in June. higher this year, just because of his batting average and home runs,” said Tom, Nurre’s father. “We were a little disappointed but still very proud.” Nurre, too, hoped to be taken

sooner. “It was a bit of a disappointment,” he said. “You hear you’ll be drafted anywhere from (round) 14 to 25, but it’s one of those things you can’t control. You just have to sit back and wait.” So he did. Nurre sat at home with his mother, Karen, and listened to the draft on the radio. “It was kind of fun just lounging around the house,” said Nurre, who was more than happy to hear his name called. “It was a big sigh of relief because you just never know. It took the monkey off my back.” Nurre called his father to tell him the good news. “I was at work when I found out,” said Tom, who sells real estate. “I was very excited. He’d gone to a Reds game a few nights earlier, and he was ecstatic.” Nurre, who signed a contract with the Reds June 19, currently plays for the Billings Mustangs in

the Pioneer League in Montana. While he hoped to have been drafted higher, he is nevertheless eager to prove himself on the field. “I’m still getting the same opportunity as everyone else,” he said. Nurre’s value lies first and foremost in his offensive prowess, but he said improving his defense will be crucial if he is to ascend the ranks. “To be at this level, you have to be a pretty good hitter; I’m confident at the plate, and I think I have the ability to adapt to a lot of situations in terms of realizing what pitchers are trying to do to get me out,” he said. “From a defensive standpoint, I need to make great plays – not just good ones – on a consistent basis.” Nurre, who started playing baseball in kindergarten, never assumed he’d make it this far in his baseball career. “Before I got drafted the first time, I had no expectations at all,”

he said. “But once I was drafted, I thought, ‘OK, this is reality. This is really happening.’” Being a local product didn’t necessarily help Nurre’s odds of getting drafted by the Reds, but it certainly didn’t hurt them, either. “He had some good games against (the University of Cincinnati), and some of the Reds’ scouts were there,” Tom said. “They had an opportunity to see him play a lot.” While playing in the big leagues is Nurre’s ultimate goal, he remains grateful to those who have helped him to where he is right now. “The best thing about my parents is that they never pressured me to play any sport,” said Nurre, who also played football for St. X. “My dad was always my coach when I was younger, so it was great to have his guidance and the support of my family. They’ve been a big reason for why I’ve been able to succeed.”

Schultz, Scales team up By Tony Meale

They were never actually apart, but they’ll be reunited anyway. Former Elder High School teammates Orlando Scales and Jake Schultz will both wrestle for Notre Dame College, one of the top NAIA programs in the country. “It’ll be good for him to go up there with Orlando,” said Jim Schultz, Jake’s father. “They’ve been friends for a long time, and another four years will be a good thing.” Scales, who was named the 2009 LaRosa’s High School Male Athlete of the Year, became a household name after winning back-to-back state titles and registering two straight undefeated seasons. Schultz, however, also enjoyed a successful career at Elder; a three-time district-qualifier, the 112-pounder came within one match of state each of the last two years. “He was in a tough, tough weight class,” said Elder wrestling head coach Dick McCoy. Jim drove Scales and Schultz on a visit to Notre Dame, and both wrestlers were impressed with the school. “I think it was very easy for them to make the decision,” Jim said. “Jake would never admit it, but they decided to (sign with Notre Dame) a long time before they announced it.” Notre Dame, which has produced several NAIA All-Americans in recent years, offers a stellar wrestling program. “The wrestling is good,” Schultz said. “But now I need to add more muscle.”

Schultz wrestled in the 112pound division in high school, but the lowest collegiate weight class is 125. Schultz Scales, meanwhile, is the top-ranked 215pounder in the country, but there is no 215-pound division in college; he must wrestle either 197 or 285. “They’ve got to add the right kind of weight,” McCoy said. “But being there together will be good for both of them. They’ll keep each other grounded.” Schultz remains undecided on a major, as Notre Dame has agreed to pay about half his tuition. “Anytime a school gives your son money to go to school, you have to take advantage of that,” Jim said. “The (coaches) at Notre Dame said all the right things to me. They want him there, and they did all the things to make it happen.” As for wrestling, Schultz hopes to make an impact. “I hope to start by my sophomore or junior year and get some mat time,” said Schultz, who may decide to red-shirt his freshman year. Dante Rini, who was an Honorable Mention All-American for Notre Dame this year, will be Schultz’ primary competition in the 125-pound division. “He told Jake he wouldn’t mind wrestling 133 during the season and then dropping down to 125 for nationals, so we’ll see what happens,” Jim said. Whether Schultz’ success comes earlier or later, odds are it’s going to come.

Family ties that bind Jake Schultz (2009) is the most recent branch of his family’s Elder wrestling tree. His father, Jim, graduated from Elder in 1974, while his brothers, Jim Jr. and Tony, graduated in 2003 and 2005, respectively. Several of Schultz’ uncles were also Elder wrestlers; among them were John (1962), Joe (1967) and Mark, who graduated in the late 1970s. John was a member of Elder’s first wrestling team and was the first district champion in school history. Jim, meanwhile, has been an assistant coach at Elder since 1990, while Jim Jr. coaches

the freshman team and Tony coaches the junior high program. Although none of his sons wrestle for Elder any longer, Jim plans to remain a coach for the Panthers. “My kids aren’t there anymore, but I’m sure there are one or two guys next year who’ll feel my wrath,” he joked. “When October and November roll around, I look forward to (the wrestling season). It keeps me young.” Jake, in fact, may one day carry on the coaching tradition that his family has embraced. “I’ll save my spot for him,” Jim said. “He can come back in five years.”


Pitching in at college

Jeff Birkofer, son of Jeff and Angie Birkofer of Delhi Township, will play baseball for Columbia State in Columbia, Tenn., this fall. A starting shortstop and pitcher for Oak Hills High School, Birkofer batted.349 his senior year and was 2-1 with one save and an ERA of 2.95 on the mound. Birkofer also had other offers from Thomas More College and Southwestern Illinois College.

SIDELINES Soccer camp

Western Sports Mall is conducting an indoor soccer camp directed by Cincinnati West Soccer Director of Coaching Bill Spraul for ages 7-14, from 9-11 a.m., Monday, July 20, through Thursday, July 23. Players will be grouped based on age and skill level. Cost of $60 includes a camp T-shirt. Call 451-4900, or e-mail Chris Mitchell at

Lacrosse, sports camp

River’s Edge Indoor Sports in Cleves is conducting an All Sports Summer Camp and a Boys and Girls Summer Lacrosse Camp. The sports camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon, July 20-24 and Aug. 3-7. Daily activities include lacrosse, soccer, golf, flag football, kickball and more. Cost is $75 per child. The lacrosse camp is 9 a.m. to noon, July 27-31. An advanced program runs 1-4 p.m. Beginner program is $75 per child. Advanced program is $100 per child. Registration forms can be found at or by calling 264-1775.

Yoga at Miami Heights

Adult Ashtanga yoga classes are being offered at Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Ashtanga Yoga Level I is offered from 5:45 to 7 p.m., and Gentle Beginners Ashtanga is offered from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., on Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Class descriptions are available at Participants should bring a yoga mat and dress comfortably. The cost is $8 per class or $70 for a 10class pass. Contact Marietta Coleman at 675-2725 or

High school physicals

Beacon Orthopaedics Center West is conducting high school physicians from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 25, at 6480 Harrison Ave. The physicals are for coaches, parents and

athletes from grades seven to 12. Cost is $20 per physical; 50 percent is returned to school for sports medicine supplies. Complete ,comprehensive physicals are required for pre participation in sports before practice begins for the upcoming 2009-2010 school year. Beacon Physicians and area specialists will examine: height and weight, eyes, blood pressure screening, chest, lungs, abdomen, neck and back, upper and lower extremities. Ohio High School forms are requested with signed consent by parent or guardian: No exceptions. Forms may be obtained through school’s athletic department. Athletic shorts and shirts are required.

HealthPlex swim lessons

Mercy HealthPlex will be offering group swim lessons for all ages starting on July 25, 26 to Aug. 29, 30 and Sept. 19 to Oct. 24. Private and semi-private lessons are also available by appointment. Call, Annie at 389-5465 or e-mail

BRIEFLY Pillow named coach

Former Taylor High School basketball standout Shalon Pillow, who played for Pat Summit at Tennessee

from 1998 to 2002, has been named an assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Kentucky.

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tions for each problem. I smile throughout the two and a half hour lesson and mean it. By lesson’s end, the once foreign sound of my club properly striking the ball is obvious. It’s crisp and after the point of impact the improved visual is suddenly a straight shot with proper trajectory. And my head is up to see it. But inconsistency and the infrequency of quality shots shows I have a long way to go. To close the session, Samborsky showcases my newly minted swing on a computer screen and I see progress. The lower half of my body is pivoting and weight is shifting forward at the point of impact, a distinct difference from the statuesque nature I formerly displayed. But then Samborsky juxtaposes my video with that of consummate driving range junkie Vijay Singh. I’m demoralized by Singh’s silky smooth attack. But it also breeds a sense of determination. Looking like – and more importantly playing like – an actual golfer is the endgame here.

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This is part one of four on the history of Green Township. Green Township is celebrating its 200 birthday this year. It was originally included in South Bend Township which was platted by the court of general session in 1795. It encompassed all of Delhi Township, and part of Green Township that didn’t belong to Colerain Township. There is no ordinance recorded that designated when Green Township became a township. Local legend believes that it was created possibly by county commissioners in 1809. In 1816 a petition was presented to the Ohio State Legislature to separate Delhi Township from Green Township. Those early years presented many hardships for pioneers. But they were hardy and wanted a better life. That is evident by the letters they wrote. A letter collection at the Cincinnati Historical Society written by Isaac Jackson talks about that

early life. His first letter dated May 18, 1813, was written to his wife Deborah. She stayed behind in New York with their eight children Betty Kamuf waiting for him Community to establish a Press guest home. Isaac talked columnist about his journey, coming down the Ohio River. He made the trip on an arch-like boat coming 500 miles from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. It only took nine days because the river was high. He paid $12 for his trip and felt that was very reasonable. It was hard being away from his family, but the trip was easier because of the beautiful scenes along the Ohio River. When he arrived in the village of Cincinnati, he saw a river town that was well on its way to

County transparent in waste, ethics It’s hard not to be discouraged with the current state of government, when high profile scandals and reports of wasteful spending continue to grab headlines, at all levels of government. Too often, it seems the elected officials forget that it is your taxpayer dollars paying for it all. That is why Hamilton County recently implemented two critical reforms aimed at increasing government accountability and provided clear bright lines for ethical conduct. Transparency in Spending. We recently went “live” with a Web site program that lists all County spending, across all departments. Any citizens can go on-line, and search to see how each department is spending tax dollars. Whether it’s purchasing furniture, office supplies, or automobiles, you can now see how your tax dollars are spent, and hold your elected officials accountable if something seems amiss. We have also taken steps to ensure that there are no privacy risks in this effort at transparency and that the program can be implemented in real-time, and at minimal cost. Visit to search the site and see how your tax dollars are being spent. And if you find questionable spending, etc., contact my office to let me know. This is all about transparency, and empowering citizens to hold government accountable. Ethics. The board of commissioners also recently finalized and distributed a county government ethics manual. It clarifies for

everyone the numerous laws, rules and/or policies curtailing 1) impermissible political involvement of employees, 2) the hiring of family memDavid Pepper bers, 3) doubleCommunity dipping, 4) not using one’s pubPress guest lic position for column personal gain, and 5) all sorts of other guidelines to ensure county ethics are first-rate. This work is critical. To best use taxpayer dollars, we must ensure that county employees are always doing the right thing, that decisions at all levels are always made on the merits and not other influences, and that employees are hired and promoted based on the quality of their work for the taxpayers, and not other, unrelated issues. Both employees, and citizens, will benefit from a full knowledge of our laws, rules and policies around different ethics issues. And county government performs at its best when these rules are adhered to 100 percent. These are just a few of the initiatives under way to save taxpayers money, improve the quality of services, and restore confidence in local government. To read more about all the reforms underway, visit my Web site at David Pepper is president of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.

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becoming a boomtown. In 1811, the first commercial passenger steamboat landed in Cincinnati and that started transforming the city from an isolated frontier town to a bustling river city. It would incorporate in 1819 with a population of about 10,000 people. Jackson told his wife that the people dress in homespun clothes, seemed down to earth, and he felt very much at home here. The climate was very much like Washington City. June was the hottest month, but a blanket felt good at night. The Indian problem that was much talked about in New York was not a problem here. He expected they would either be run off or exterminated by winter. Isaac arrived with a letter of introduction from William Henry Harrison to a Mr. Moon, who was a shop keeper. He found lodging there and sought his advice on establishing a home. His letters were sent from the post office and arrived by a circuit rider. One day he received three and the third one was so rubbed the paid stamp could not be seen and he had to pay 50 cents to receive it. He observed that Tuesday was





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This is an 1820 map of Green Township. Maps in 1820 were very crude, but it is very close to the date Isaac Jackson purchased the property, on Muddy Creek Pike, now Sidney Road and Anderson FerryRoad, close to the border of Delhi and Green Township. The map and information was provided by the Cincinnati Historical Society and Paul Ruffing, president of the Green Township Historical Society. the best day to write because it only took 10 days to arrive from New York. He hoped he would be able to do better here than in New York, or Philadelphia. He had been in a mercantile business with Thomas. Robinson of Baltimore in 1803 when Thomas filed bankruptcy. He sold his holdings and moved to New York with his wife and four children.

In New York he again established himself in the mercantile business. During the War of 1812, the British blockaded the east coast and all merchandise dried up. Isaac sold his holdings to his partner and came to Cincinnati. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at

Covedale: We like it just fine A recent headline asked the question, “Would a new name give General Motors a boost?” The article emphasized the competitive nature of business and the need for promotion and marketing. The same can be said for neighborhoods. If I live in a new Ryland Home, I’m encouraged to wear a party hat and “Celebrate Life Every Day!” And if I live in a new Fisher Home I expect that my kids can toss football with Carson Palmer. Our media culture sometimes convinces us to accept the illogical. Promoting new development has been elevated to an art form. But neighborhood branding has always occurred informally, perhaps as a way to satisfy our self esteem. For example, the area we now call East Price Hill was originally Storrs Township. In 1899, the famous poet and author John James Piatt wrote, concerning the perceived decline of the area 30 years prior, “Storrs, once the fashionable quarter lacked of transportation and school facilities. The popular western tendency was diverted to Walnut Hills, Mount

Auburn and Clifton.” The Storrs identity lost its attractiveness. So when the Price family built the incline and developed the Jim Grawe hill, local resiCommunity dents embraced Press guest the Price Hill as a columnist identity way to re-create their image. Other names for the area have long ago faded from our collective memory, among them Bold Face Hill and Prospect Hill. Similarly, the area that is today Lower Price Hill was once a part of the West End. But when that area began to decline local residents called their section Eighth and State. Remember when there was only one Price Hill? I suspect that the West Price Hill identity is accepted in part as a way for residents to segregate themselves from the older eastern section. And residents of East Price Hill seem equally proud to identity

with the area’s historic character, city views and proximity to town, advantages that are particularly embraced by those who reside in the Incline District. The branding of neighborhoods is a natural evolution of how we perceive ourselves. It is very personal in nature and only effective when the people it affects embrace it. In a recent “Chirper,” the official publication of the Price Hill Civic Club, the president wrote, “the organization appears to be well poised to take some major steps in the area of promotion and marketing.” This is an obvious understatement. As it turns out the “major step” is to expand the West Price Hill boundaries, as evident by the many signs along Glenway Avenue, by re-branding Covedale as West Price Hill. Mr. President, with all due respect, Covedale residents like the name Covedale just fine. Perhaps your signs would be better received east of Rapid Run. Jim Grawe is the co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

This month marks the 40th anniversary of man’s first step on the moon. What do you remember about that event? Do you think the U.S. Should return to the moon? Why or why not?

“My first thoughts were that I prayed that he was going to be able to get off and that we would not truly have a man on the moon as we used to say as little kids. We waste so much money on other programs I cannot see why we should not continue with the moon program.” L.S. “I remember this being an almost religious experience. All over the world, people were glued to their TV’s just as we were. However, I think space dollars

would be better spent on a replacement for the Shuttle than returning to the moon at this point in time. Later on, yes, we should go back.” D.H. “I was 12 and it was a big deal. Everyone watched it on TV. It was the first year we had color TV. I don’t see the advantage in going back. If we’re going to spend the money, maybe we should go somewhere else.” N.P “I remember the night they walked on the moon very well. I was 13, I was sick and they gave me penicillin, which I was allergic to (we didn’t know that then). While I watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, I was scratching my arms and legs like crazy from the allergy. I believe we have returned to the moon several more

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July 15, 2009

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Barber named director at Renaissance West Beth Barber is the executive director of Renaissance West at North Bend Crossing. She was previously as Renaissance West’s director of sales and community relations. Barber has more than 15 years in senior living. She has previously served as executive director of Amber Park Retirement Village in Cincinnati and Cape May Retirement Village in Wilmington, and Housing Manager of Mount Pleasant Place in Monroe. Scheduled to open in August, Renaissance West at North Bend Crossing will be Greater Cincinnati’s newest full-service, rental retirement community featuring independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments. The community is in its final stage of construction at 5156 North Bend Crossing in Cincinnati. Unlike existing continuing care type retirement communities in the Cincinnati area, Renaissance West at North Bend Crossing will

Beth Barber is the executive director of Renaissance West at North Bend Crossing, schedule to open in August. not require a large entrance fee. Renaissance West will offer on-site amenities designed to provide residents with an active and enjoyable lifestyle including a library, fitness center, beauty/barber salon, pub, and elegant dining rooms. The community is currently accepting remaining apartment reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view a model apartment, call 661-4100.

The annual St. Joseph Festival is this weekend at 25 E. Harrison Ave., in North Bend. The festival runs 6 p.m.11:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, and 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, July 19. It will feature all of the usual festival events – games for children and adult, rides, raffles, music and food. On Sunday, there will be a chicken dinner.


Circus takes its shows on the road Twelve years ago, Dave Willacker was motivated by his passion to entertain so he created a company that is much more than just a three ring circus. Amazing Portable Circus, owned by Willacker and runs out of his Delhi Township home, trains more than 40 entertainers. It offers more than 200 types of entertainment and performs at a wide variety of events, typically doing around 38 shows each Saturday. The majority of the appearances are in Cincinnati, but it travels to Dayton, Columbus, Louisville and Indianapolis. “We are unique, in that these entertainers that are trained by me, all work for me exclusively,” said Willacker. “We are a team.” Many of the entertainers started as college students with talent and eventually became performers, said Willacker. “That’s what I’m best at. Finding people that are talented in this way or that way, and working with them toward their talent.” The entertainers practice in Willacker’s backyard each week, on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 6-8 p.m. CINCINNATI NEWS SERVICE “It is the hit of the neighborhood,” Juggling a fire torch, Dave Willacker from Delhi Township operates the Amazing Portable Circus. said Willacker. “There are a lot of people that decide to go for a walk with Willacker in the summer of 2007 Once she turned it over to Willacktheir strollers on Monday and Tuesday when she needed entertainers to help er and his entertainers, Casselman nights from 6 to 8.” reformat the July 4 Springdale festival. knew the job would get done. Recently the company started a “If he doesn’t have what you want, “He ended up to be my one-stop program called Carnie For Kids. Twice shopping guy,” said Casselman. “He he’ll find it,” she said. “This guy is just a week, during practice time, two could provide anything and every- fabulous.” entertainers attend the home of a sick thing you could think of.” With their professional attitudes child and perform for free. Casselman has been a client of and fascinating talents, Amazing Willacker has helped different Amazing Portable Circus for the three Portable Circus entertainers never organizations in the city make their years, and has yet to be disappointed. leave a crowd unsatisfied. events more family friendly. “We love what we do,” said “Finding somebody like this that Sharon Casselman, a Springdale you can actually depend on and has Willacker. “It’s hard work but anyone assistant recreation director, met quality entertainers is rare,” she said. is welcome to join us.”

24 and hamburgers and hot dogs last Saturday. In addition to contributions Karen from moms, a large amount of garlic Gutiérrez toast was donated • A couple gallons of marinara sauce is really managing by Tony Thompson, heavy. editor general manager of the LaRosa’s at • Spaghetti will be a Fourth and Madison gloopy mess if you don’t streets in Covingcoat it with something. ton. • Homemade desserts “I feel so thankmake up for a lot. ful for our Children’s • Moms and dads have a Hospital, and I love what Ronald huge heart for other families in need. McDonald House does for the families Twice now, members of Cincy- there,” Brehm said. “I think that this have donated, pre- is a wonderful way to give back to our pared and served dinner for families community.” It’s also a way to get young people staying at Ronald McDonald House while their children receive care at involved. They can help in the kitchen Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical before and after dinner. When it’s over, staff people at Center. Doing the meals is a great way to Ronald McDonald House give volunhave a tangible impact on people in teers a tour of the building, so everyneed, as well as introduce children to one learns more about the services provided to families. volunteering. We recommend it! For more information on getting Our efforts began when a Delhi mom, Elisha Brehm, read a post on involved, go to www.rmhcincinnati.˜ our site by a representative of Ronald org and click on “Ways to Volunteer.” The coordinator of meals and McDonald House. Brehm and another mom, Jenn activities is Lisa Davis, at 513-636Wilson of Alexandria, initiated the 2760. Volunteers and donors from Cincyproject, kept track of who was donating what, and made sure we had included Teresa Alexander of Amelia; Jennifer Arey of enough helping hands. Our members served spaghetti June Westwood; Elisha and Chad Brehm Things we learned while cooking dinner for 125 people at Ronald McDonald House:

Bill Tonnis.


There will be memorabilia, children’s activities, presentations and stargazing. Donations are requested. Call 941-1981 for details.

Outdoor concert

Bill Tonnis will give an outdoor concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at St. Aloysius on-the-Ohio Church, 134 Whipple St., Sayler Park. A cookout starts at 6 p.m., concert begins at 7:45 p.m. The night includes outdoor Mass, cookout and split-thepot. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, side dish or dessert to share. It’s free, donations accepted. For details, call 941-9352.

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A night out

You can discuss the first moon landing at Apollo 11 Remembered, 8-10 p.m. Monday, July 20, at the Cincinnati Astronomical Society Observatory, 5274 ion Road, in Miami Township. Celebrate 40th anniversary of man’s first steps on moon.


Festival this weekend

Moon talk


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Parents can take a night out by dropping off the children at Mercy HelathPlex’s July Parent's Night Out, "Fun In the Sun" from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, July 18. The HealthPlex is at 3131 Queen City Ave., For the children, it will be a night of games, crafts, snacks and much more. Children need to between 6 weeks and 12 years. Cost is $15 per member child; $20 per nonmember child; multiple children rates are available. Pre-registration is required. Cal 513-389-5600.



Jenn Wilson of Alexandria (left) and Mandy Gerth of Monfort Heights prepare salad for the Ronald McDonald House dinner served by and son, Chandler, of Delhi; Katie Folzenlogen of Loveland; Mandy Gerth and daughter, Brianna, of Monfort Heights; Lisa Griffith of Green Township; Rebecca Homan of Norwood; Laura Mester of Fort Thomas; Carolyn Miller-Williamson of Batavia; Erin Nester of Pierce Township, Eileen Pineau of North Avondale; Dyan Price of Ludlow; Melissa Shank of Batavia; Tony Thompson of Covington; Stephanie Thompson of Anderson Township; Jenn and Nick Wilson of Alexandria; Shelli Phelps of Union; and Gillian Woodward of Liberty Township. Thanks everyone! Karen Gutiérrez is managing editor of Reach her at, and follow local mom topics on


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Alumni Excellence Exhibition, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road. Six to eight works of Mount alumni from each decade, 1960s through 2000s. Through July 31. 244-4314. Delhi Township.


Business Network InternationalBridgetown, 8:30 a.m., Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4320 Bridgetown Road, third-floor conference room. Meets every Thursday. 941-6464. Bridgetown.

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Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road. $10. 574-3900. Green Township. Wine Tasting, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bigg’s, 5025 Delhi Road. Maryhill Winery with Devon of Tramonte and Sons. Three samples with snacks. $2. 354-1700. Delhi Township. Wine Tasting, 3-11 p.m., Henke Winery, 6629463. Westwood.



Summer Employment and Financial Information Series, 6-7:30 p.m., Elder High School Schaeper Center, 4005 Glenway Ave. Managing Debt and Improving Your Credit Score. Workshop series. Includes refreshments. Free. Presented by Price Hill Employment Network. 471-4673, ext. 12. West Price Hill.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 3241 Fiddler’s Green Road. Apples, peaches, plums, pears and vegetables. 574-0663. Green Township.


Campus Mob, 10 p.m., Patrick’s Sports Bar, 5060 Crookshank Road. Cover band. Free. 451-1763. West Price Hill. DV8, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road. Electronica club/dance. $3. 451-1157. Riverside. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 8


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Materials include leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and prunings from trees or shrubs. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755. Green Township.


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

Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Henke Winery, 3077 Harrison Ave. $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463. Westwood.

Alumni Excellence Exhibition, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 2444314. Delhi Township.


Women’s Monthly Meet-Ups, 10 a.m.-noon, The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Connecting with others in the community while participating in educational and enrichment activities. 4714673, ext. 17. West Price Hill.


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


St. Joseph Festival, 6-11:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 25 E. Harrison Ave. Music by Elder Steel Drum Band 7-8 p.m. and Tommy and Hub 9-11 p.m. Games for children and adults, rides, raffle, music and food. Through July 19. 941-3661. North Bend.


Kids Olympics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave. Registration 9:30 a.m. Kickball, water balloon toss, pizza, crafts and more. Ages 6-12. Parents must fill out permission slip. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by Give Back Cincinnati. 661-1105. Westwood. Men’s Saturday Basketball League, 2 p.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road. Saturdays through Sept. 12. Eight-week basketball league plus tournament Sept. 19. Ages 18 and up. $225 plus $28 referee fees per team. 451-4900. Westwood. Cruisin’ the Pike, 4 p.m., Kroger, 960 Enright Ave. Parking lot. Free. Presented by Fast Eddie’s Grill. 979-4328. East Price Hill.


Senior Brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Stamp and Scrap Clubhouse, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Learn to stamp two handmade cards. Friends welcome. $5. Reservations required. 389-0826. Green Township. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 9


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 946-7755. Green Township. Hollmeyer Orchards, 1-5 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


Karaoke with Sean, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Main Entrance Restaurant and Lounge, 5132 Delhi Ave. 451-1414. Delhi Township.


DV8, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 451-1157. Riverside.



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St. Joseph Festival, 5:30-11:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, Music by Brower 9-11 p.m. 941-3661. North Bend. St. Simon the Apostle Parish Festival, 5:30-11 p.m., St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 825 Pontius Road. Booths, games, rides, food and entertainment. All ages. Through July 19. 941-3656. Delhi Township.


Wine Tasting, 2-5 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 574-3900. Green Township. Wine Tasting, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Henke Winery, 662-9463. Westwood.


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


Bill Tonnis, 5 p.m., St. Aloysius on-the-Ohio Church, 134 Whipple St. Cookout at 6 p.m.; concert begins at 7:45 p.m. Includes outdoor Mass, cookout and split-the-pot. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, side dish or dessert to share. Free, donations accepted. 941-9352. Sayler Park.

St. Joseph Festival, 3-10 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 24 East Harrison Ave. Chicken dinner available 4-7 p.m. $8, $5 children. Discounted ride pricing 3-5 p.m. Music by Gallagher’s Ramble 4-6 p.m. and Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band 6:30-8:30 p.m. 941-3661. North Bend. St. Simon the Apostle Parish Festival, 510:30 p.m., St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 941-3656. Delhi Township.


Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Henke Winery, 6629463. Westwood.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road. Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Free, donations accepted. Presented by GermanAmerican Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 574-1741. Monfort Heights.


The 2009 St. Joseph Festival is this weekend. Festival hours are 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, 5:40 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at the church, 25 E. Harrison Ave. in North Bend. Pictured at last year’s festival is Kaitlynn Doyle.


Senior Brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Stamp and Scrap Clubhouse, 389-0826. Green Township.


Vacation Bible School, 6:30-9 p.m., First Baptist Church of Dent, 6384 Harrison Ave. Continues through July 23. Crafts, games, music, snacks and Bible stories and life lessons. Ages 4-grade 6. Free. 574-6411. Dent. Experience+Discover God Everywhere Camp, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave. Daily through July 23. Extreme adventure camp taking children on Bible treks to experience and discover God. Preschool through fifth grade. $5 family, $2 children. 661-3139. Westwood. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 2 0


Line Dance Class, 1-2 p.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.




Junior Golf Camp, 9-10:30 a.m., Neumann Golf Course, 7215 Bridgetown Road. Daily through July 23. Daily skills instruction. Ages 7-13. Ages 4-6 with parental supervision. Shotgun scramble pizza party at Dunham Golf Course on Guerley Road. $45. Registration required. 574-1320. Bridgetown. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 1


Alumni Excellence Exhibition, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 2444314. Delhi Township.


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


Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Henke Winery, 6629463. Westwood.


Yoga, 7:10 p.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane. Tender yoga plus meditation. $10. 471-7653. West Price Hill.


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


Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Henke Winery, 6629463. Westwood.


Bop Club, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. Oldies and swing music. Dance lessons except last Tuesday of month. $3, members free. 251-7977. Riverside.




Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Sayler Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor street. Local produce, plants and herbs, bread, ice cream, sweets and baked goods. Presented by Sayler Park Village Council. 675-0496. Sayler Park.


Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. 251-7977. Riverside.

Humana Healthy Kids Zone, 10:30 a.m., Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave. Learn about health, nutrition and fitness. Includes visits with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Discover Health! mobile health program, yoga programs for kids, African dance lessons and more. Includes snacks. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6900. West Price Hill.


Bob Cushing, 7-11 p.m., Babe’s Cafe, 3389 Glenmore Ave. 661-0831. Westwood.

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Experience+Discover God Everywhere Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, Westwood United Methodist Church, Daily through July 24. 661-3139. Westwood.

Pilates/Slim & Sculpt, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave. With Michele Reeves. $6, first class free. 238-8816. Westwood.


Mike Davis Show, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. Vegas revue with tribute artist. $10. 251-7977. Riverside.



Humana Healthy Kids Zone, 2 p.m., Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave. Learn about health, nutrition and fitness. Includes visits with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Discover Health! mobile health program, yoga programs for kids, African dance lessons and more. Includes snacks. 369-6900. Westwood.

Storybook Puppeteers, 2 p.m., Miami Township Branch Library, 8 N. Miami Ave. All ages. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 3696900. Miami Township.


Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Miami Township Branch Library, 8 N. Miami Ave. Ages 3-5. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6050. Miami Township.

Humana Healthy Kids Zone, 3 p.m., Price Hill Branch Library, 3215 Warsaw Ave. Learn about health, nutrition and fitness. Includes visits with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Discover Health! mobile health program, yoga programs for kids, African dance lessons and more. Includes snacks. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6900. East Price Hill.


Year Round Gardening, 6:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. Power Perennials. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. 385-3313. Monfort Heights.


Apollo 11 Remembered, 8-10 p.m., Cincinnati Astronomical Society Observatory, 5274 Zion Road. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of man’s first steps on moon. Memorabilia, children’s activities, presentations and stargazing. Donations requested. 941-1981. Cleves.

SUMMER CAMP NATURE THE NANCY AND DAVID WOLF COLLECTION The Cincinnati Art Museum will host family activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 30, at the museum’s Artworld. The exhibit, “Outside the Ordinary,” at the museum through Sept. 13, inspires hands-on, family-friendly activities, including puzzles, sculpture building, art making and more at Artworld. Artworld is free and reservations are not required. Visit Pictured is “Wall Piece 3644,” by Therman Statom, part of “Outside the Ordinary.”

Imago Summer Nature Camp: Nature Games, 9-11:30 a.m. (Ages 3-5. $50, $45 members) and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Ages 610. $85, $75 members), Imago Earth Center. Daily through July 24. 921-5124. East Price Hill.


The Cincinnati Opera presents “Carmen” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, and Friday, July 24; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Music Hall. For tickets call 513241-2742 or


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Death has no favorites – even celebrities die A lot of famous people have died recently and that bothers us. It bothers us because the fact of death bothers us terribly. In every life death anxiety is operative in great and small ways. Leavings and losings are not on our agenda. And the second reason we’re bothered over these recent deaths is because they have shattered our suppositions. We suppose that if a person has prestige, wealth, celebrity and popularity that those facts bring with them a certain degree of immortality. We suppose important people (presuming they are) have a charmed life and are too important to lose. Death is supposed to show them the same favoritism we do and back off. How unsettled we are when we

become aware that death plays no favorites. The day of our death is always thought of as far off. The day we come to know Father Lou we will eventuGuntzelman ally die – not Perspectives know it merely in our minds but realize it in our hearts – that day is the day we become a philosopher. Thereafter we pose momentous questions to ourselves and it takes the rest of our lives to answer them. It’s a sad occurrence when favored people never even let themselves get to the questions. Among the questions that arise are ones such as: How should I live knowing I will die some day?

Why love anyone at all if they can be taken away from me, and I from them? Is it better to be cautious and avoid the risk of great love for someone in order to be safe from the heartache of grief? Is there more life after this world’s life that is even more desirable, or is there only disintegration and dry nothingness? Is there a God who created me, loves me, and keeps me alive eternally? The alternative to struggling with questions such as these is to employ certain defenses against the questions ever arising. Hedonism says we can become impervious to death anxiety if we “eat, drink, and be merry.” Denial says, “Just don’t think about it and keep busy.” Agnostic practicality asks, “Why try to live life wholeheart-

edly if it will all end?” Ernest Becker acknowledges this strange way of thinking: “The irony of man’s condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it, and so we shrink from being fully alive.” Will it help us diminish death anxiety if we draw back from life, from deeply loving, from compassion and enjoyment and closeness to another person? The answer - like so many other answers – is another of life’s paradoxes. Knowing death will come for us some day is the very factor that makes it possible for us to live life now in an authentic fashion. For what is limited is precious, what is plentiful becomes cheap. Knowing our years are limited urges us to appreciate their pre-

ciousness. Death – rather being only a cause of bleak pessimism – ought to be a catalyst to enjoy authentic life modes now. Poet Mary Oliver puts it well: When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom taking the world into my arms. … I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Use cash instead of debit to avoid overdraft charges The nation’s banks continue to raise fees on everything from credit cards to checking accounts. Banks say they need the money to make up for losses they incur during this recession. But customers and consumer groups are crying foul. Banks have come under much criticism for making it easy for customers to spend more money than they have in their account so they can assess overdraft fees. People like Bridget Felts of Milford are furious. She received three overdraft charges recently and said it’s not fair. “This was for a total of a negative $5.90, and they are charging me, with one fee that was already taken off, $104 – for $5.90. I was just dumbfounded,” Felts said. Felts’ bank had agreed to drop one charge, but not the other two. “It’s a negative $5.90, from what they’re telling me because, if you look at the statement, it shows I have

money the whole time – it never went negative. But they keep saying, ‘It’s for pending. Howard Ain It’s for Hey Howard! pending,’ ” she said. The “pending” charges are for two debit card purchases of less than $5 each. “We budget our biweekly checks to the penny so $104, that’s our grocery money, that’s our gas in our car. It’s devastating. I was literally begging these people to give me my money back,” Felts said. After several calls the bank agreed to return the fees, but Felts said what happened is wrong. “The punishment should fit the crime. If there’s a negative $5.90 balance, $104 is absurd, it’s absolutely ridiculous … It’s not right. It can take months for families to recoup these losses,” Felts

said. “I’m a family of five, every penny counts, and they’re just taking it like, ‘Oh, it’s no big deal,’ ” she said. As with others I’ve seen in this situation, most of the overdraft fees are caused by the use of a debit card. Instead of putting those small charges on her debit card she could have paid cash, and Felts says she’s now learned her lesson. “Use cash. People need to start using cash more often,” she said. Felts said the government is enacting new credit card laws and should re-evaluate what the banks are doing. The Federal Reserve is now deciding whether to crack down on automatic overdraft protection. A rule is expected later this year that would prevent banks from manipulating the order of checks and debits so they maximize overdraft fees. Meanwhile, Congress is also listening to consumers

and a proposal there would require banks to tell customers when they are at risk of incurring overdraft fees at an ATM machine or cash register so they can cancel

newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Kids with egg, dairy allergy can still eat cake One of the most fun things about writing this column is the feedback I get from you. No matter where I am, whether it’s the grocery s t o r e , M a c y ’s , teaching a class or speaking to a group, Rita s o m e o n e Heikenfeld comes up and menRita’s kitchen tions my column. I have always believed that’s because this column isn’t just about food: it’s a “place� where we gather each week and share recipes, memories, tips, opinions. A good example of this is Michelle Smith, a New Richmond reader, who requested an eggless cake for son Ethan’s 4th birthday. Clermont County reader Annie Hoffman, a cottage baker, came to the rescue. The bonus is the cake is dairy-free, too.

Annie’s dairy-free, eggless chocolate cake

Annie says, “The kids will love this cake.� Will make 26 cupcakes, a 9-by-13 pan, a 12-by-9 pan or even an 8-by-8 pan. Annie likes to use a 12by-9 pan or 8-by-8 square for thicker cake. Just adjust the baking time: 18 to 20 minutes for cupcakes; start testing cakes about 25 minutes. When toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, it’s done. Don’t overbake. Temperature: 350 degrees for all. 3 cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 ⠄3 cup Canola (she uses Kroger) oil 2 cups water 2 tablespoons white/ clear vinegar 2 teaspoons vanilla Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. Combine wet

ingredients together in one bowl. Mix both together and beat until smooth. Pour into sprayed pan. Annie says cupcakes won’t be very tall but will be very moist.

Dairy-free fluffy frosting

Use vegetable shortening, not Crisco or any shortening that’s non-hydrogenated (Annie says it slides off the cake due to formula change to make it non-hydrogenated – it’s OK for cupcakes but will slide off sides of cake), so use Kroger or other store, generic brand that says vegetable shortening/hydrogenated. See my tip below. Use any flavor extract you like. 1 ⠄2 cup vegetable shortening 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted 5 tablespoons water 1 ⠄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⠄2 teaspoon almond extract (opt.) 1 ⠄4 teaspoon butter flavoring (Wilton brand since it’s a clear color) – opt.

Put everything in bowl. Mix on low to incorporate. Scrape, then turn on medium for eight minutes. This will incorporate air so don’t skip this step – otherwise you’ll wind up with sugary, not fluffy, frosting. Makes 4 cups. Refrigerates up to six weeks – bring to room temp and rewhip on low. Chocolate: Start adding cocoa powder to taste, and, if necessary, a bit more water. “Makes the fudgiest frosting.�

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For another good eggless recipe plus tips on making a box cake eggless/dairy-free, log onto my Web version of this column at or call 513-591-6163 and leave your name and address.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Trouble with shortening: If you’ve experienced trouble with recipes using non-hydrogenated shortening (that makes it healthier), switch back to hydro-

genated. Seems like most trouble is with pie crusts/frostings. I know, I know, hydrogenated shortening is not as healthy as non-hydrogenated but really, it’s not something any of us eat on a daily basis. Annie and I agree you should use what makes your recipes taste and look great. Otherwise, you’re wasting money, time and compromising flavor and appearance.

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â „3 cup sugar â „2 teaspoon salt 1 â „8 teaspoon pepper 1 â „4 cup milk 1 â „2 cup mayonnaise 1 â „4 cup buttermilk 11â „2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 21â „2 tablespoons lemon juice 8 cups finely chopped 1

cabbage 1 â „4 cup grated carrots Whisk together sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayo, buttermilk, vinegar and juice until smooth. Add cabbage and carrots and mix well. Refrigerate at least two hours before serving.

Rooting out recipes

• Anderson Township’s Pelican Reef’s slaw • Precinct’s Mac & Cheese I should know soon if the restaurants can share.

Recipe clairfication

Dreamsicle cake: Some readers are confused as to the Kool-Aid called for in the recipe. It’s 1/4 teaspoon and yes, it’'s dry. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at







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BRIEFLY St. Joseph North Bend Parish presents its annual church festival from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, and from 3 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 19. The festival will be on church grounds, 25 East Harrison Ave., in North Bend. Games, food, rides, prizes. There will be a chicken dinner Sunday; alcohol with ID For information, call 941-3661.

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Auditions for string players will take place every Tuesday through July 28.

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The sign at Taylor High School in North Bend was last week’s Scavenger Hunt clue. Here are the readers who called in a correct guess: Shelly, Lauren and Ryan Drew, Keith, Susan, Kyle, Courtney and Brittan y Oldfield, Zoe Z e s z u t , S h a r o n A . L e w i s , J e n n y W e a v e r, B r i t t a n e e T h a c k e r, J a n e a n d D o n W r i g h t , Dann y Stacy, Bob Betz, Sue and Last week’s clue. Hank Osborn, Lori Conners and Rob Walden. Last week, Zoe Zeszut called in a correct guess but was left off the list. Turn to A1 for this week’s clue.

The buildings in the Three Rivers Local School District are open throughout the summer. Summer building hours are as follows: • District office, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Taylor High School, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Three Rivers Middle School, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. • C.T. Young Elementary School, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. • Miami Heights Elementary School, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Parents can take a night out by dropping off the children at Mercy HelathPlex’s July Parent's Night Out, "Fun In the Sun" from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, July 18. The HealthPlex is at 3131 Queen City Ave., Children need to between 6 weeks and 12 years. Cost is $15 per member child; $20 per nonmember child; multiple children rates are available. Pre-registration is

The Taylor High School Athletic Department is looking for volunteer scorekeepers and announcers for the upcoming school year. Volunteers are needed to keep score and announce games for football, soccer and basketball. Anyone who has questions or would like to help, can contact Mike Campbell at

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra seeks string players of all types to add to its membership. Beginning its 15th season, the home of the orchestra is the Seton Performance Hall in Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave. Rehearsals are 7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The orchestra performs a

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wide variety of music, including classical concerts as well as summer “pops” concerts. In addition to concerts in the Performance Hall, the orchestra has performed in New York City’s Central Park, Walk Performance Hall in Jackson Hole, Wyo. and various indoor and outdoor venues in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Check out the orchestra’s Web site at for further information about the group, or call the hotline at 941-8956.

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., will present the Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre’s production of “Godspell” from July 23 through Aug. 2. Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre provides a summer of experience for performers and stage technicians. Many past members are now professional actors, singers, dancers, technicians and musicians. Others are drama, opera, music theater, voice, music and broadcasting majors at colleges around the country. To date, more than 2,000 teens have been a part of the young people’s theater group. This summer more than 85 teens will participate in the group’s 28th annual musical production.

Tickets to the show are $10 for students 18 years old and under; $12 for senior citizens and college students; $14 for adults and $20 for seats in the center section – the Golden Circle Section. Tickets are on sale and may be purchased by calling the box office at 241-6550, or Online at

National Night Out

The 26th annual National Night Out event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 4, at several locations throughout the city of Cincinnati. The yearly nationwide event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, build support for community and police relationships, strengthen neighborhoods and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. All five of Cincinnati’s police districts will take part. Last year, District 3 officers participated in events at Westwood Town Hall and the Kroger on Warsaw Avenue in Price Hill. For more information about event locations, contact Lt. Mark Briede at 3523519.


The Catholic Kolping Society sponsors a German Schuetzenfest from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 17; 4

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Insurance agency celebrates with open house Linda Caudill opened her neighborhood insurance agency in Delhi Township in 1984 to provide Allstate Insurance products.

At the time she was one of three female agents for Allstate in Greater Cincinnati. Through the trust and support of her many cus-

tomers and staff, Linda has built the agency up to be one of the largest in Ohio. In 2000, she purchased an established agency from Randy Profitt in Union, Ky., and relocated it to its current location in Florence. In 2001 she purchased an agency in Clifton and merged it into her Delhi office. The Caudill Insurance Agency would like to thank all those who have contributed to their success over the past 25 years, and invite friends, family, past and present customers to their two open houses to join in the celebration. The open house for Delhi is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at 4989 Delhi

Road, across from park entrance; and Prizes will be raffled and refreshments provided. Over the years the agency has won many prestigious corporate awards for service to her customers. The agencies are licensed to transact business in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and her customer base support spans these 3 states. Caudill attended Our Lady of Providence High School in Newport and graduated from Dixie Heights High School with honors. She attended Xavier University. While she grew up in Dayton and Park Hills, Ky., she has lived in Delhi for many years.


Top Scout

Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Sean Senske of Troop 107. Senske received the highest award from the Boy Scouts of America on April 18 at Peace Lutheran Church. He was given the Eagle Scout Award of which only 2 percent of those who enter into scouting achieve. He has been a member of Troop 107 for more than seven years and has earned 21 merit badges, including 12 of those required for Eagle Scout. He has served as Senior Patrol Leader and has served his community by building a beautiful camp site in Mount Airy Forest, a task that required at least 100 man hours. He is the son of Dave and Diane Senske and is a senior at Oak Hills High School. He plans to attend the University of Cincinnati in the fall of 2009.

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Air Force A i r m a n Matthew P. Westrich Westrich graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Westrich is the son of Paul Westrich, and is a 2007 graduate of Oak Hills High School.


Army Pvt. Kevin G. Connolly II has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. The private is a 2006 graduate of Oak Hills High School. Connolly is the son of Kevin Connolly of Cincinnati.



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Army Pvt. Nathaniel Pratcher has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Pratcher is a 2001 graduate of Western Hills High School. He is the son of Lee Ernst of Cincinnati.


Army Pvt. John G. Raker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Raker is a 2002 graduate of Oak Hills High School. He is the son of James and Melody Raker of Delhi Township; husband of Sarah Raker and brother of Kim, Krystal, Joseph and James Raker of Cincinnati.


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graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Lawrence is a 2002 graduate of Elder High School, Cincinnati. He is the son of Patricia Lawrence and nephew of Joseph Buckley, both of Cincinnati.


Navy Fireman Alex Behne Completed Navy Basic Training at Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois in November 2008. He was then sent to Groton Connecticut to attend Basic Enlisted Submarine School (BESS) for six weeks. During BESS Fireman Behne learned all the systems of a nuclear submarine and how they operate. Alex Behne is a 2008 graduate of Oak Hills High School and the son of Tim and Pat Behne of Bridgetown. He then attended his advanced school, also in Groton, for six weeks to become a Machinists Mate. During Machinist Mate School he learned to repair and operate the vital life support, electrical, and hydraulic systems aboard a submarine. Fireman Behne elected to enter the specialized field of Torpedoman while in Machinists Mate School. This extended his training by 10 weeks. In his

Torpedoman training Fireman Behne learned about small arms as well as how to arm and load torpedoes and missiles that are the mainstay armaments of submarines. Fireman Behne graduated all of his training in May of 2009 and has been stationed in Guam aboard the USS Buffalo.


Airman Alexander L. Moore graduated basic training on May 8, 2009, from the United States Air Force, Flight 348, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. After several days leave with family he is now stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas, for further training as an assistant labo r a t o r y assistant. Alex was a 2004 graduate of Oak Hills High School, and held several Moore different jobs before enlisting in the Air Force to serve his country and follow in his maternal grandfather’s footsteps in the Air Force. He is the son of Patricia A. Reid and Richard Moore of Green Township.

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July 15, 2009

DEATHS Florence Bollhauer

Florence Gligor Bollhauer, 74, Green Township, died July 4. She was a member of St. Bernard Parish, Rosary Altar Society and Miamitown Seniors, and a former officer of the Green Township Democratic Bollhauer Party. Survived by husband Ray “Bud”

Bollhauer; children Sandy, Ray, Mark Bollhauer, Debbie Rowe, Pam Macke; grandchildren Rick, Jessica, Bridget, Nicole, Ryan, Logan; siblings Ted Gligor, Ann Ehrman. Services were July 8 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the church in the form of Masses or prayers.

Grace Carroll

Grace Stowe Carroll, 83, died

July 5. Survived by children Pam Bushman, Tim, Greg Carroll; grandchildren Brian, Paul, Jason, Erin, Sean, Bridget, Olivia, Maria, Benjamin, Andrew; great-grandchildren Leah, Jordan, Jaycie, Josie; siblings Mary Rueger, Madeline Oestreicher, Bernie Stowe; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by husband Stanley Carroll, siblings Edward, George, Howard, William Jr. Stowe. Services were July 8 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by


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Malary Clayton

Malary S. Clayton, 22, formerly of Miami Township, died June 26. She was a college student and worked as a waitress. Survived by parents Lawrence, DelVena Clayton; brothers Cody, Spencer Clayton; nephew Jaxon Clayton; grandparents Freda Clayton, Edwin, Bertha Weaver; aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by brother Ian Clayton, grandfather William Clayton, cousin Casey Rickner. Services were July 6 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202.

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Wanda Berry Cook, 61, Cleves, died July 2. She was a cashier for SuperAmerica. Survived by children James Cook, Anna Lewis, Gail Williford; sisters Jeanette Nichols, Christine Hall; nine grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. Services were July 6 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association.

David Dyer

David Wayne Dyer, 62, formerly of Cheviot, died June 24. He was a Navy veteran and a former member of the Cheviot Eagles. Survived by children Kate, Kelly, Krissy Dyer; nephew Scott Dyer. Preceded in death by brother Don Dyer.

Services were June 30 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Phyllis Grannan

Phyllis Dressing Grannan, 80, died June 17. Survived by children Patrick, Kathleen, Kevin Grannan, Diane Patton, Donna Maile, Marianne McKnight, Peggy Roberts; siblings Eugene Dressing, Joan Brinkman, Ruth Hilvert; 18 Grannan grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Richard Grannan, brother Paul Dressing. Services were July 11 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Dominic Scholarship Fund or a hospice organization.

Virginia Horstmeier

Virginia J. Horstmeier, 89, Green Township, died July 4. She was a homemaker. Survived by sons Bruce, Barry Horstmeier; grandchildren Scott Horstmeier, Amy Mercurio, Lori Licata; great-grandchildren Jake, Ethan, Breanna, Aidan, Sammi, Noah. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Larry Jones

Larry Elvis Jones, 62, Cleves, died July 7. He worked for Monsanto. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam era and commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6428.

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 or pricing details. Survived by daughters Renee Heitfeld, Melissa Posival; stepson Justin Bowling; parents Leamon, Edith Jones; grandchildren Clayton Heitfeld, Lauren Posival, Emma Bowling; siblings Victoria Jones, Leamon McInelly; nieces and nephew Todd, April, Karen, Chelsea. Preceded in death by siblings Colleen, Gary Jones. Services were July 11 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to: VFW National Home for Children – Ohio House, 3573 S. Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827.

Jack Kelley

John T. “Jack” Kelley, 80, died July 7. He was a caseworker for the Hamilton County Welfare Department. Survived by children Beth Davis, Kevin, David, Jeremy Kelley; siblings Mary Lawrence, Tom Kelley; Kelley eight grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Rosemary Kelley, brother James Kelley. Services were July 10 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to Right to Life or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Gundrum Sr., Raymond M., loving husband of 55 years to Lucy Rose (nee Schmid) Gundrum. Devoted father of Raymond (Denise) Jr., Paul (Carol), Bryan (Paula), Eileen (Rick Ruff) and Darryl (Sharon) Gundrum, Patti (Rick) Cruse and Tracy (Shane) Crosby. Cherished grandfather of Raymond III, Jeanna (Jeff), Adrea, Andrew, Kyle, Elizabeth (Kelley), Julie, Megan, Erica (Paul), Amanda, Lisa, Olivia, Austin, Alexis, Samantha, Danielle, Christopher, Amber and the late Stacey & Cathy. Great grandfather of Madison, Brady, Jeffery Jr., Blake, Dalton, Ashten, Joey, Caylor and Jacob. Son of the late Raymond F. and Eleanor Gundrum. Dear brother of Thomas Gundrum, Janet McGuffey and the late Donald Gundrum. Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at age 81 surrounded by his loving family. Resident of Cheviot. Ray was employed at Queen City Metro for 50 years before retiring and was a long time member of Cheviot Police Assn. and the Cincinnati Transit Historical Assn. Mass of Christian Burial was held June 29th at St. Martin of Tours Church. Gump-Holt Funeral Home serving the family. Memorials may be made to Families with ASD, Autism Family Resource Center, 5989 Meijer Drive, Ste. 9, Milford, OH 45150.

Farrah (Trussoni) and Brian Link of Waterford, WI welcomed their son, Wyatt George Woods Link on May 6, 2009 at Waukesha Memorial in Wyatt Waukesha, WI. was born at 6:21 PM at 7lbs 7oz and 20.5 inches long. Wyatt is the fifth grandchild of George and Kathy Link, Price Hill.

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Arnell E. Humes, 20, 2733 E. Tower Drive No. 420, drug possession and drug paraphernalia at Shepherd Creek Road and Blue Spruce Road, June 26. William Ramerez, 21, 1180 Winfield Ave., theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., June 26. Eric L. Dunn, 19, 9154 Fontainbleau Terrace, disorderly conduct at 6140 Colerain Ave., June 27. Juvenile, 16, misuse of credit card at 3678 Rackacres Drive, June 27. Daniel T. Cox, 28, 7174 Wyandotte Drive, drug abuse at Sylved Lane and Muddy Creek, June 27. Christina Abbott, 34, 1521 E. 21St, disorderly conduct at 6537 Glenway Ave., June 28. Corey Medlock, 20, 5602 Lawrence Road, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct at 6537 Glenway Ave., June 28. Amberley R. Johnson, 25, 1109 Mill St., theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., June 28. Kyle J. Capano, 26, 5330 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 8, possession of drug paraphernalia at 5330 Lee's Crossing Drive, June 28. Alexandria Wiggins, 26, 2875 Morningridge Drive, possession of marijuana at 5131 Glenway Ave., June 28. James S. Brannon, 23, 2007 Beechglen Court, drug abuse at Sidney Road and Crookshank, June 28. Curtis Simpson, 25, 2056 E. Teralta, possession of drugs at Sidney Road and Glenway Avenue, June 28. Walter L. Whitfield, 32, 3717 Woodbine Ave., possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension at 2954 Diehl Road, June 29. Shawn R. Inabnitt, 36, 1648 Minion Ave., possession of drugs at 4571 North Bend Road, June 29. Brian Smith, 26, 3969 Roswell Ave., possession of drugs at 6000 Harrison Ave., June 30. Sara L. Dean, 25, 70 Glendale-Milford Road No. 53, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., June 30. Shannon T. Mirick, 26, 70 GlendaleMilford Road No. 51, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., June 30. Kendra M. Lockhart, 32, 3616 Westwood Northern Blvd. No. 51, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., June 30. Thomas J. Gilkey, 21, 1201 Hickorylane Drive, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia at 3284 Brater Ave., July 1. Juvenile, 17, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, July 2. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence and criminal damaging at 1371 Colonial Drive, July 2. Stephanie Vastine, 26, No Address Listed, theft and drug paraphernalia at 3491 North Bend Road, July 2. Brian Biddle, 32, 2391 N. State Road, theft at 3491 North Bend Road, July 2. Danielle L. Cavanaugh, 28, 425 N. Miami, theft and possessing drug abuse instruments at 3491 North Bend Road, July 2. Carlos Perez, 27, 4543 Glenway Ave. No. 10, forgery and tampering

with records at 5694 Harrison Ave., July 2.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

Victim robbed of money and cell phone at gun point at 6318 Glenway Ave., June 26. Suspect brandished knife and demanded money from cash register at Subway at 6548 Glenway Ave., June 26.


Group of juveniles approached victim and struck him in head with road sign at 5830 Colerain Ave., June 27. Suspect hit victim in the face at 3850 Virginia Court, June 29.

Breaking and entering

Window opened on garage, but nothing found missing at 4460 Boomer Road, June 21. Golf cart damaged, and a chain saw, weed trimmer and set of power tools stolen from Hillview Golf Course at 6954 Wesselman Road, June 29. Two doors and two tables damaged in football press box at La Salle High School at 3091 North Bend Road, June 29. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle inside garage at 4310 Regency Ridge Court No. 125, July 1. Copper tubing and bucket of brass plumbing fixtures stolen from home's garage at 6021 Gaines Road, July 1.


Apple iPod stolen from vehicle inside garage at 2414 South Road, June 23. Television stolen from home at 3798 Lincoln Road, June 25. Vehicle, keys, loaf of bread and package of chicken breast stolen from home at 5669 Penway Court, June 26. Set of golf clubs stolen from home's garage at 4867 Grand Haven Court, June 27. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle parked inside home's garage at 3056 Hoock Court, June 29. Two credit cards, gift card, cell phone, money, laptop computer and check book stolen from home at 3330 Kleeman Lake Court, June 29. Camera and cell phone stolen from home at 5749 Whistling Elk, June 29. Money stolen from purse inside home at 3386 North Bend Road No. 2, June 29. Purse and contents stolen from home at 4271 Pictureview Drive, June 30. Laptop computer, necklace, headphones and ear plugs stolen from home at 3061 Blue Rock Road, June 30.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle drove over a bush at 4510 Running Fawn Drive, June 19. Twelve landscaping lights and a light post broken at 6745 Legacy Ridge Lane, June 20. Glass broken out of a pole light and a garage light at 4830 Grand Haven Court, June 20. Eighteen potted plants thrown off home's rear deck at 4844 Highland Oaks Drive, June 20. Three tires slashed on vehicle at 4502 Northpoint Drive, June 20.


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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. Kim Frey, 263-8300. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323. • North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. Two garage lights and a pole light broken at 6756 Legacy Ridge Lane, June 20. Grafitti spray-painted on traffic control box at Ebenezer Road and Lawrence Road, June 26. Front window on home shot with BB gun at 6767 Menz Lane, June 28. Dent kicked into vehicle door at Boudinot Avenue and Westwood Northern Boulevard, June 28. Outside mirror broken on vehicle at Mirror Lane and Charity Drive, June 28. Hood scratched on vehicle at 3663 Krierview Drive, June 29. Door and quarter panel scratched on vehicle at 3671 Krierview Drive, June 29. Window broken on vehicle at 1322 Lemar, June 29. Pipe cut on swimming pool pump at 5075 Shepherd Creek Road, July 2.


Gregory Lisk

Gregory J. Lisk, 52, died June 7. Survived by brothers John, Jim, William Lisk; niece and nephews Shelly Abbott, Brian, Bill Lisk; greatniece and nephew Madison Abbott, Noah Lisk; several cousins. Lisk Preceded in death by parents Harold “Pete,” Mary Lisk, brothers Stephen, Mark Lisk. Memorials to: Hospice of Charleston, 3870 Leeds Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29405.

Danny Maxfield

Danny Lee Maxfield, 50, died June 19. Survived by aunts Shirley Jones, Bev Rudisell. Preceded in death by parents Harold, Dorothy Maxfield, brother William Maxfield. Services were June 25 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Mary McMullen

Mary Gudgeon McMullen, 94, died June 30. She was a clerk for Hallmark Greeting Cards. Survived by son Martin McMullen; stepson John McMullen; grandchildren John J. McMullen,

Kristen Barber; great-granddaughter Juliana Barber. Preceded in death by husband John M. McMullen. Services are 9:30 a.m. SaturMcMullen day, July 18, at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Destiny Hospice, 4350 GlendaleMilford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Virginia Myers

Virginia Scott Myers, 93, formerly of Miami Heights, died June 27. She was an educator. She was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority, the Ohio Education Association, National Education Association and North Bend United Methodist Church. Survived by daughters Susan Myers Silbermann, Pamela Myers Hackmann, Nancy Ward; grandchildren Molly, Abigail Ward, Max Myers Hackmann; nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by husband Clyde Myers, parents John, Clara Scott. Services were July 2 at North Bend United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250, Fine Arts Fund, 2649 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208 or North Bend United Methodist Church, 121 Symmes (P.O. Box 98), North Bend, OH 45052.

Layton C. Studt Jr., 85, Western Hills, died July 8. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by son Layton Studt III; grandson Ryan Studt. Preceded in death by wife Jewell Studt. Arrangements by Gwen Mooney Funeral Home.

Robert Wengert

Robert “Skip” Wengert, 46, died July 1. He worked for Hosea Construction. Survived by wife Michelle Wengert; daughters Samantha, Lauren Streicher, Marissa Wengert; mother Sharlette Weber; siblings Phyllis Schaffer, Joyce Weber, Jerry “Bomber,” Kenneth Wengert, James Weber; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father James Weber, brother Ralph Wengert. Services were July 9 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Dorothy Zulager

Dorothy Zulager died June 26 at Twin Towers. She was secretary to Congressman Clancy. Survived by nephew Bill Zulager; great-niece and nephews William Zulager, Kristin Zulager-Rice, Edward, Larry Adams. Services were July 8 at Vine Street Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

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An atomic clock reading 4:56 on 7/8/09 was photographed by Kathy Payne. The group was celebrating at a cookout with our neighbors, form left, Butch Payne of Green Township, Aubry Pelcha of Miami Heights, Guy Deck of Miami Heights, Barb Deck of Miami Heights, Charlie McHone of Delhi Township, and Pat Able of Mount Healthy. The other photo shows the clock when it clicked to 12:34:56 on 7/8/09.




3615 Herbert Ave.: Boland, Rachael E. and Casey M. to Floyd, Melissa; $119,900. 3618 Meadow Ave.: Douglas, Ellen D. and Ellen Juzwick Douglas to Stephens, Zachary N. and Paige N. Craynon; $84,000. 3710 Homelawn Ave.: Scheibler, Angela K. and Steven M. Frost to Scheibler, Angela K.; $63,750. 3807 St. Martin’s Place: Fannie Mae to Monroe, Sean T.; $71,000. 3959 Trevor Ave.: Rushing, Kimberly A. to La Salle Bank Midwest NA; $119,689. 4163 Homelawn Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Foreclosure Rescue Group LLC; $39,000. 4214 Fearman Ave.: Brock, Deanna D. to Engleman, Chadwick G. and Laura E.; $94,000.


State Road: Hudgins, Howard H. to Wolfe, Judith; $3,500. 101 Bassett St.: Meansco Investments LLC to Stafford, Larry; $8,750. 163 Mount Nebo Road: Wells Fargo

Bank NA Tr. to Hamilton, Sarah L.; $70,900. 318 Miami Ave.: Christiana Bank and Trust Company Tr. to Scalf, Garry and Angela; $10,500. 420 Miami Ave.: Hudgins, Howard to Wolfe, Judith; $57,000.


Bridge Point Pass: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $111,819. Tressel Wood Drive: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes; $111,819. 3069 Goda Ave.: Kuhl, Michael A. and Bethany R. Wheeler to Coleman, Janice M. and Christopher T.; $145,000. 3204 North Bend Road: The Nature Conservancy to Buxsel, Rick C.; $50,000. 3393 Fiddlers Green Road: Perrino, Nicholas D. Tr. to Shahbabian, Set; $320,000. 3395 Fiddlers Green Road: Perrino, Nicholas D. Tr. to Shahbabian, Set; $320,000. 3405 Fiddlers Green Road: Perrino, Nicholas D. Tr. to Shahbabian,


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and Kimberly M.; $432,491. 4229 Homelawn Ave.: Hurlburt, Ruth M. Tr. to Moore, Alyssa and Joshua Smith; $97,500. 4250 Pictureview Lane: Oxley, Norman and Betsy A. to Hess, Jerald L. and Patricia A.; $180,000. 4941 Arbor Woods Court: Pfirrman, Thomas R. Tr. to Schoemer, Wilma F.; $102,500. 5165 North Bend Road: Vinson, Albert J. to Westover Court LLC; $184,000. 5165 North Bend Road: Vinson, Albert J. to Westover Court LLC; $184,000. 5644 Reemelin Road: Barlag, Denise A. to Gills, Joseph L.; $95,000. 5770 Beech Grove Lane: Stenger, Jerry and Beverly Reymann to Lambert, Jeffrey R. and Jennifer L.; $315,000. 6302 Harrison Ave.: Autolux Inc. to Belclare Properties LLC; $775,000. 6588 Hearne Road: Brewer, Mary Ann to Baker, Elizabeth; $59,900. 6746 Kelsey’s Oak Court: J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp. to Brinkmann, Gregory; $98,500. 6847 Jimjon Court: Brinkman, Bradley J. and Zachary C. to

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Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Brinkman, Zachary C.; $102,950.


Aston Lake Drive: NVR Inc. to Blankenship, Eric N. and Gretta L.; $261,111. Jeanette Drive: Western Benchmark LLC to Better LLC; $34,000. 10198 Dugan Gap Road: Meeks, Constance A. and Lawrence L. Burns to Oldendick, David; $130,000. Alexandra’s Ridge Drive: Ott, Susan L. to Laine, Daniel D. and Marianne; $535,000. 4223 Sophia’s Way: Ott, Susan L. to Laine, Daniel D. and Marianne; $535,000.



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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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$129,900. 1328 Pennsbury Drive: Wissinger, Patricia to Jennison, Judy; $160,000. 1969 Faywood Ave.: Hatton, James M. and Elizabeth S. to Moeller, Kevin; $25,000. 2850 Werkridge Drive: Merrill, Lillian A. to Siegel, David A.; $155,000. 3116 Locust Log Lane: Hengehold, Esther M. Tr. and Michael R. Tr. to Robinson, John L. and Barbara J.; $124,000. 3322 Greenway Ave.: Kovac, John T. and Elizabeth M. to Poland, Rachel M. and Steven T.; $112,500. 3335 Emerald Lakes Drive: G&R Construction Co. Inc. to Wu, Tracy S.; $68,100. 3335 Emerald Lakes Drive: G&R Construction Co. Inc. to Cheviot Savings Bank; $68,000. 3634 Lakewood Drive: Reinshagen, Diane to Thacker, Maigen M. and Justin L.; $109,900. 3694 Neiheisel Ave.: Petree, Jessica L. to Noyes, Kathleen E.; $113,000. 4012 Clearpoint Drive: Edw. Niehaus Builders Inc. to Denier, Steven M.

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HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1 BR, 1 BA condo on beach nr Coligny. Sleeps 6. Many amenities, discounted rates June-Aug $750/wk; Sept, Oct $550/wk. 513-829-5099 HILTON HEAD ISLAND 1-7 Bedroom Vacation Homes & Villas. Free color brochure. Call 1-866-386-6644 or visit

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