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By Heidi Fallon

Rick and Jan Roos already know where a portrait of their son, Tim, is going to go. They’ve cleared just the perfect spot above the mantel of their Delhi Township home for the portrait they’ll be presented with July 24. A Texas artist, Phil Taylor, selected Tim for his American Fallen Soldiers project. “I paint the soldiers who have been killed in the wars from Iraq and Afghanistan for the families at no cost and present each one to the families at special events across the U.S.,” Taylor said. He will be at the Friday, July 24, ceremony at the Delhi Township Veterans Plaza, 934 Neeb Road, adjacent township offices. The Delhi Township Veterans Association is coordinating the ceremony, which is open HEIDI FALLON/STAFF to the public and begins at 11:30 a.m. Jan and Rick Roos hold the photo of their son, Tim, that will be used for an oil portrait. The family will be presented with the portrait in Tim Roos was killed while serving with military ceremonies July 24. his Marine unit in Iraq July 27, 2006. tinuing to do good.” His parents don’t know why their son was “He would want us to keep telling his story. While they wait for the portrait, the Roos selected, but they are thrilled. Tim would want us to tell his story that he family also is preparing to send Adam, their “It’s such an honor for us and for Tim,” oldest son, off to Iraq. Adam is making his Rick said. made a difference. That they all made a dream of being a Marine come true. They asked Tim’s cousin, Jeff, who went difference. That they did good and are He joined a Dayton Marine reserve unit into the Marines with Tim after they graduatcontinuing to do good.” last year. He had wanted to enlist after he ed from Oak Hills High School; John Hummeldorf, a friend and fellow township Jan Roos graduated from high school, but Jan admits Marine; and another friend and Delhi TownTin Roos’ mother she talked him out of it. “This is something he’s always wanted to ship police officer Rob Buhrlage, to be part of and every soldier’s memory alive. do and we’re so proud of him,” she said. the military escort for the ceremony. “This isn’t just for Tim,” Rick said. “This is Adam will be home for a few days before “They are doing with this with full milileaving for Iraq next month to see his partary honors,” Jan said. “They escort the por- for all the fallen soldiers.” “He would want us to keep telling his ents, wife, Michelle, and daughter, Ava. trait as though it were his body coming story,” his mother added. Also on hand for the portrait ceremony home.” “Tim would want us to tell his story that will be Tim’s wife, Sara, and his 3-year-old The couple said that while losing their son was the hardest thing they’ve ever endured, he made a difference. That they all made a daughter, Annaliese, who was born just they know Tim would want them to keep his difference. That they did good and are con- weeks before Tim was killed.

Board to review Mercy’s request “We can only hope that the Hamilton County Commissioners will respond to the overwhelming majority of community members, and not be swayed by the misleading rhetoric of groups willing to change the face of an already successful community against their will.”

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Kleeman Road resident Mark Broering Sr. said the group of citizens opposed to the proposed Mercy hospital in Green Township will continue fighting the development. Residents concerned about the project, as well as those who support Mercy Health Partners’ plans, will get their chance to once again voice their opinions to the Green Township Board of Trustees at the trustees’ next meeting, Monday, July 27. The trustees will review a zone amendment application for the project during its regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m., at the township administration building, 6303 Harrison Ave. The Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission voted 5-0 on July 2, to approve a land use amendment allowing the $200 million hospital and medical office complex to be built near North Bend Road and Interstate 74. Mercy chief executive officer James May said the approval was “tremendous.” “This is another indication that we are moving in the right direc-

Mark Broering Sr. Co-founder of Concerned Citizens in Opposition to the Proposed Mercy Hospital Sit


James May, president and CEO of Mercy Health Partners, said the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission’s approval of Mercy’s planned Monfort Heights’ hospital was “another indication that we are moving in the right direction toward developing the proposed site.” tion toward developing the proposed site and increasing access to high-quality health care services for the residents of Cincinnati, western Hamilton County and beyond,” he said. Pete Gemmer, regional director of public relations and external communications for Mercy, said they are planning a full-service, acute care facility that will meet all the health care needs of the community, both inpatient and outpatient.



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Broering, co-founder of Concerned Citizens in Opposition to the Proposed Mercy Hospital Site, said the group was disappointed with the planning commission’s decision, and felt the 1,262 signatures they collected from residents against the project were given no consideration. “It has been demonstrated not once but twice so far in the past two months that the voice of the overwhelming majority of constituents in Green Township falls on deaf ears when it comes to the three elected township trustees and the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission,” he said. Broering said the 32-page report he prepared demonstrating why the hospital is a bad fit for the area was ignored as well. He said the citizens group will certainly look to put the issue on



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the ballot as a referendum if needed. After the township trustees weigh in on the zone change request, the proposal will go before the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission, most likely on Thursday, Aug. 6. The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners would then review the issue, and if the commissioners support the project the opposition group will have 30 days to collect signatures and submit a petition for a referendum. “We can only hope that the Hamilton County Commissioners will respond to the overwhelming majority of community members, and not be swayed by the misleading rhetoric of groups willing to change the face of an already successful community against their will,” Broering said.


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Judge closes Club Octane for two weeks By Kurt Backscheider

Green Township officials were successful in obtaining the restraining order they wanted against Club Octane. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Beth A. Myers granted the township’s request for a temporary restraining order on Thursday, July 16, ordering the club to close for 14 days. A court hearing on the request for a temporary or permanent injunction is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28. “We’re happy with the result today,� said Frank

Hyle, Green Township’s attorney. “Our citizens are safer now than before we came into this courtroom.� The Green Township Trustees voted unanimously Monday, July 13, to authorize Hyle to seek a restraining order against the club until it complies with the township’s new teen club ordinance. “As we know they have certainly caused a problem for us,� said Trustee Chairwoman Tracy Winkler. A phone message left for the owner of Club Octane seeking comment was not returned. In June the board passed

a resolution creating a teen club permit and licensing process after residents who live near Club Octane, 5915 Colerain Ave., presented concerns about the club to the township. “We realized it was going to create safety issues and a level of discomfort for the neighbors,� Winkler said. “Those issues became apparent as soon as the club opened.� The teen club ordinance requires noise controls and background checks for club employees. The club must also hire off-duty police officers to be at the club for security measures and close

before midnight. Teen clubs also have to pay a one-time $500 registration fee to the township and then an annual $300 fee. Hyle said the township granted the club some leniency in complying with the teen club permit, allowing the owner extra time to submit a permit application by Friday, July 10. He said the application was incomplete, so the township extended the deadline to Monday, July 13. The club’s owner did not turn in a completed permit application on July 13. “They haven’t complied

with our ordinance,� Hyle said. Green Township Police Chief Bart West said police have had to respond to Club Octane several times since it opened in mid-April. “It’s been a real problem up there,� he said. He said there have been several fights and other disruptions at the club. There were four separate fights Saturday, July 11 alone, he said, and dozens of officers responded to an unsubstantiated report of gun shots being fired in the club’s parking lot on June 27. Someone ignited a firework inside the club on July 4.

Winkler West “It continues to be a problem, but we are monitoring the situation,� West said. “We have assigned a supervisor to be in the area every weekend to monitor and write down exactly what happens.� Hyle said the club’s principal owner, Aaron Gray, told him he doesn’t plan to reopen Club Octane as a teen club. Cincinnati News Service contributed to this story

Bowling veteran buying Western Bowl By Kurt Backscheider

Hoinke tourney coming back

Larry Schmittou, whose company is buying Western Bowl, will also bring back the Hoinke Classic bowling tournament. The tournament usually runs from February to November, but had been suspended this year after it was unclear what would happen to the center, Schmittou said. He is going to hold an abbreviated version running from the end of September to November. There will then be a Super Hoinke tournament in December, featuring the best bowlers, Schmittou said. “The Hoinkes have done a lot for bowling. They’ve built up a great tournament and it’ll stay that way,� he said.

A bowling center owner from Tennessee has agreed to buy Western Bowl, as well as the Hoinke Classic bowling tournament. Larry Schmittou, a veteran bowling center owner from Hendersonville, Tenn., anticipates his purchase of the 68-lane bowling alley in Green Township will be completed by the end of the month. Western Bowl will become the 15th bowling center under Schmittou’s direction – he also owns centers in Louisville, Paducah, Ky., Nashville and Knoxville. The new name of the center will be Strike and Spare Western Bowl. Cancun Restaurant, Fehr-Calhoun

Bowlers Corral and General Custer’s Golf & Gulp have all agreed to multiple year leases with the new owner. Schmittou, the 68-yearold owner of S&S Family Entertainment LLC, said he is honored the Hoinke family, who has been a champion of bowling for more than 60 years, chose him for stewardship over the historic bowling alley and the

Hoinke Classic. “It’s a prestigious bowling center,� he said. “I still think it is a premier bowling center and should continue to be home to the historic Hoinke Classic, which is still the largest bowling tournament in the United States.� Schmittou said he is 100 percent convinced bowling will remain a sport for all ages and ability levels, and

Admissions Coordinator at Hillebrand Nursing

Donna Masminster is admissions coordinator at Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cincinnati, which nominated her for the award. She was selected by the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) as its Hero of Long-Term Care for the month of June, 2009. The organization chooses one long-term care employee each month to honor for their service to the long-term care facility, its residents and the community. Rhonda Souders, R.N., Staff Development Coordinator at Hillebrand, said that Masminster was passionate about serving the residents in the facility. “She assists our prospective clients in making the difficult decisions to place a loved on in a long-term care setting,â€? said Souders. “Some people are just Naturals. That’s our Donna, a ‘natural’.â€? Masminster has been an employee of Hillebrand for more than 13 years, and served as a volunteer and as a transporter for residents from the facility to the beauty shop for several years prior to being hired. The staff at Hillebrand recognizes that she is giving of herself by being involved in community organizations for the elderly as well as in the community in general; she involves herself in others and is always willing to help. “It is not always easy to assist apprehensive resident or family members who have hundreds of questions,â€? says Dan Suer, Administrator at Hillebrand. “Donna answers them with ease. She is patient, listens to our clients and helps them to understand . . . family members always remember Donna by name, with some of them thinking that she owns the facility,â€? he continued. Masminster is proud of Hillebrand, and demonstrates this when she is in the community, acknowledging former residents and family members by name, and introducing herself as the Admissions Coordinator of Hillebrand at any opportunity. She involves herself in the community by raising funds for the Sara Care Foundation for cancer patients; the AlzheimerĂ­s AssociationĂ­s Buddy Walk; Community Services West; school and community golf fundraisers; and appreciation days for all First Responders in the community. “How lucky we are as a facility and coworkers to know this woman who puts enjoyment in helping or residents, and family members to find peace in trusting our staff to care for them,â€? said Souders. “Donna Masminster is a ‘Hero of Long-Term Care’ to every family member or resident who walks in our front door, or calls to ask for assistance. We are proud to nominate her for this honor!â€? Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 120-bed facility providing skilled care, rehabilitation and services for residents with dementia. The facility is located at 4320 Bridgetown Road in Cincinnati. The Ohio Health Care Association is a non-profit association of nearly 750 nursing homes, assisted living residences, and facilities for people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, representing 64,000 beds. It is the largest long-term care association in the state, and the only chartered Ohio affiliate of the American Health Care Association, representing more than 12,000 long-term care facilities nationwide.

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be the most affordable entertainment option for families and individuals. He said many current Western Bowl employees have agreed to stay on board, including Michele Herbers, who will be the Hoinke Classic tournament director, and the entire mechanics crew headed by Kevin Hizar.



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Green residents want vandals arrested By Kurt Backscheider

were vandalized. “I woke up that morning (June 20) and I noticed all my landscaping lights were ripped out of the ground,� he said. “The glass in one of my lamp posts was broken, another lamp post was bent and a concrete statue in my front yard was knocked over.� “They were definitely out to destroy some stuff,� he said. Five of his neighbors suffered similar damage to their property, but he said

Green Township resident Bill Iles said he’s willing to offer a cash reward for tips leading to the arrest of the vandal or vandals who went on a spree damaging property in his neighborhood. Iles, who lives in the Highland Oaks subdivision off Rybolt Road, said sometime in the overnight hours between June 19 and 20, his home and five other homes in his neighborhood

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what really angered him is the damage the perpetrators inflicted on his neighbor across the street. He said his neighbor’s 6year-old son was growing his own flowers in a small pot on his porch, and the vandals smashed the pot to pieces. “His mom had to explain to him the next day that there are some people out there who are not good people,� Iles said. “It was awful. We live in a really nice neighborhood and we never expected something like this to happen.� Katy Samuels said her son made the aforementioned flower pot – it was a Mother’s Day gift he made in school, and the two of them were planning to plant the flowers he had been nurturing in the pot in their garden. “They smashed it in the middle of the street and ran over it with their car,� she said. “It was a sentimental thing for my son. He was very upset and didn’t even want to talk to me about it.� She said the $700 they have to spend to fix their

lights is nothing compared to the loss of her son’s handmade gift. Samuels said the damage was likely caused by a group of teenagers who unfortunately think destroying property is a fun activity. “I hope my children never behave like that,� she said. Iles said he and his neighbors filed police reports, but the police really need someone to come forward with information, which is why he’s offering a reward. “I do not want individuals going around damaging people’s property and thinking they will not have to suffer the consequences for their actions,� Iles said. Green Township Police Chief Bart West said the department has no leads right now as to who the suspects are, noting it’s often difficult to solve criminal damaging cases unless the offenders are caught in the act. Anyone with information about the criminal damaging incidents can call the police station at 5740007.

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Green Township Trustee Chairwoman Tracy Winkler, left, presents township resident Susan Wergowske a certificate of achievement recognizing her 10th anniversary of faithful work for the residents at Mercy Franciscan at West Park.

Trustees honor woman’s dedication By Kurt Backscheider

Susan Wergowske said she couldn’t believe it when she learned the Green Township Board of Trustees wanted to recognize her efforts. “I was shocked,� she said. “It was wonderful.� At their meeting Monday, July 13, the trustees presented Wergowske a framed certificate of achievement in recognition of her 10th anniversary of faithful work for the residents at Mercy Franciscan at West Park. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Susan for several years,� said Trustee Chairwoman Tracy Winkler. “My mom was over at West Park, and there were so many times I would see Susan there just being friendly to people. Every time we came in she always had a hug for me.� Winkler said the certificate serves as the township’s congratulations to Wergowske for her dedication and hard work. She said Wergowske is never tardy and rarely takes a day off. In fact, her supervisors often have to encourage her to take vacation. “She takes her responsibilities very seriously,� Winkler said. “We are so pleased to have a wonderful girl like Susan in our community.� Wergowske, a 30-year-

old Purcell Marian graduate who has Down Syndrome, said she enjoys the housekeeping duties she performs at the nursing home, and she especially likes the people. “I enjoy everything,� she said, as she gave a big smile and waved hello to one of her co-workers. “I get to see everybody.� Besides keeping the chapel in pristine condition and the lobby orderly, she’s also been known to assist residents in need. Her mother, Mary, said West Park presented Susan an award five years ago for quickly seeking help for a resident who passed out. William Wergowske, Susan’s father, said it’s been quite amazing to see his daughter, whom doctors recommended be put in an institution because they didn’t think she would ever walk or talk, grow up to be such a hard worker and genuine person. “Everybody loves her and she loves everybody back,� he said. “It’s been real trip. She just brings joy.� Susan said West Park honored her and several other longtime employees at a picnic in June, where she was given a big bouquet of flowers. “It was pretty cool,� she said. “I’m trying my best to be here for 10 more years. I just like it so well.�


July 22, 2009

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Oak Hills buys two homes near schools By Kurt Backscheider


During last year’s Rollin’ on the River car show, Ron Meissner of Delhi Township and Carol and Bob Amrhein of Bridgetown check out a classic 1954 Corvette. This year’s show is Sunday, July 26.

Cars roll down to river A day for car buffs of all vintages is set for Sunday, July 26, with the 20th annual Rollin’ on the River Car Show. It will be on the grounds of Fernbank Park, River Road in Sayler Park, with registration from 9 a.m. to noon. Early registration is $10 and $15 the day of the show. Prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. with more than 90 trophies up for grabs. Al Duebber, one of the organizers of the event sponsored by the Riverview Delhi Kiwanis, said Rollin’ on the River is unique when it comes to car shows. “For starters,� he said, “it’s the best car show on the west side. It’s affordable for car people and free to the public. “But, what makes it so special is that all the proceeds go to charitable projects and community organizations.� Duebber said last year’s show brought 7,000 people to wander the grounds

and ogle the 520 antique and classic cars. “We’re hoping for similar numbers this year,� he said. The show also includes music by Sound Performance, door prizes, lots of food and soft drinks, and raffles. For more information, call 941-7700 or go to w w w. r o l l i n o n t h e r i v e r

of the student parking lot at the high school, but the district has no immediate plans for expanding that lot. The Race Road home sits alone by itself between two separate driveways and parking lots at Bridgetown Middle School. Amos said both homeowners approached Oak Hills about the possibility of selling their properties to the district. “We wait until people approach us, and then if the district is interested in purchasing the property we go by the appraised values,� he said.

Annual blood drive honors Brian Schira The Delhi Township fire station at 697 Neeb Road will serve as the location for the second annual Brian Schira Memorial Blood Drive sponsored by the Delhi Civic Association from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Giving the gift of life is not only a fitting tribute to

Delhi and Colerain Township Firefighter Brian Schira, who died in the line of duty, but also an excellent opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. You must be at least 17 years old, in good health weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to

donate blood. It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water or non-caffeinated fluids within four hours before donating. Donating blood is safe and easy. The entire dona-

tion process, including registration, examinations, blood draw, and a snack of juice and cookies is simple, efficient and lasts about 45 minutes. For additional information, contact Gerard Schroeder at 922-3111.

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By Heidi Fallon

The Oak Hills Local School District is purchasing property near two of its schools. Oak Hills Board of Education members recently voted to buy properties located at 3380 Ebenezer Road and 3880 Race Road, both of which are in Green Township. The home on Ebenezer Road sits north of Oak Hills High School near Lawrence Road, and the Race Road home sits in front of Bridgetown Mid-

dle School. Michael Amos, assistant superintendent of operations for Oak Hills, said the district closed on the Race Road home for $57,000. The district made a $97,000 offer on the Ebenezer Road home and is awaiting a closing date, he said. “We always have the homeowner get an appraisal and we get an appraisal as well,� he said. He said both homes will be razed sometime this fall. Amos said the property on Ebenezer will likely be used for future expansion


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Seton High School students were recently treated to an Italian lunch prepared by Buddy LaRosa. Pictured from left are Jaymee Hayden, Antoinette Booker, Nicole Robbins, Buddy LaRosa, Morgan Beard, Faith Raisor and teacher Sue Bien.

Seton students treated to lunch with LaRosa Seton High School students recently were treated to an Italian lunch prepared by Buddy LaRosa. LaRosa invited the students in Sue Bien’s food and nutrition class to a personal course on how to cook authentic Italian food. During the field trip, LaRosa discussed the importance of preparing a nutritious, well-balanced meal. He demonstrated his cooking techniques and prepared a meal of spaghetti with meat-

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balls, salad, garlic bread and dessert. Then he personally served lunch to the students in his private dining room. “Mr. LaRosa talked to the students about the importance of good nutrition and sharing a meal with family. He showed them that even the busiest of families can take time to prepare a well balanced meal,” said Bien. He also gave the young women career advice, telling them that to be successful they

need to study hard and find out what they’re passionate about. “Mr. LaRosa was very gracious and hospitable and we all enjoyed the wonderful food and learned so much about Italian cooking. I appreciate him giving these students such a neat opportunity. Everything was delicious,” said Bien. At the end of the lunch all the students received a parting gift, a shopping bag full of LaRosa products.

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Two members of the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Science Olympiad Team earned medals in state-level competition at Ohio State University. Eighth-grader Toby Bolte, left, and seventh-grader Andy Bachus won first place in the “Road Scholar” category in regional competition at Raymond Walters College and sixth place in the state tournament, receiving medals at both competitions. They were the only middle school students from the Greater Cincinnati region to win medals at the state competition.


Amy Warren was named to the fall dean’s list at American University. • Tom Zehnder was named to the winter dean’s list at Ohio University. Zehnder is majoring in economics. • Jana Eilermann, Kelsey Eilers, Chelsea Ferguson and Jessica Lade were named to the spring dean’s list at Muskingum College. • The following students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the College of Mount St. Joseph: Roger Adams Jr., Steven Adams, Theresa Amon, Brittany Arthur, Frances Autenrieb, Nicole Bachus, Crystal Backscheider, Kristine Ballard, Matthew Ballman, Jamie Barhorst, Cheryl Bast, Jenna Bayliss, Michael Beckman, Lisa Benzinger, Jessica Blake, Jennifer Boeddeker, Stephanie Bolia, Scott Bonner, Raymond Borgman, Laura Brackmann, Lisa Bradow, Roxanne Brett, Andrew Brockman, Julie Broering, Kristin Broering, Mary Beth Bruner, Andrew Brunsman, Elizabeth Brunsman, Erin Bueker, Allison Burnhimer, John Campolongo, Maria Campolongo, Deborah Carcutt, Mary Carney, Joseph Cauley, Trisha Chastang, Michelle Ciulla, Stephen Clingerman, Melissa Cole, Lauren Combs, Christina Corcoran, Robin Coronado, Jennifer Crews, Karen Dale, Onika Davis, Lauren Davis, Ryan Day, Rachael Didusch, Lynn Doll, Rebecca Doll, Angela Eddingfield, Steven Ehrnschwender, Drew Ernst, Mara Faillace, Xiomara Faulkner, Emily Finke, Traci Fisher, Kyle Fladung, Megan Flanagan, Drew Fox, Kristen Freudiger, Matthew Gandenberger, Melissa Gatterdam, Rebecca Gibbs, Lora Gildea, Kathryn Gough, Jamie Grauvogel, Jodi Gray, Julia Gressel, Amanda Gresser, Teresa Griffith, Ashley Griffith, Jonathan Grote, Alexander Grote, Joseph Gutzwiller, Zachary Hacker, Elaine Haddix, Elizabeth Harris, John Heinecke, Tracy Henderson, Melisa Herbert, Nancy Herzog, Mary Heyl, Maxwell Hoffman, Linda Hood, Tobi Hopkins, Callista Hubbell, Kelsea Hudgins, Robert Huesman, Samantha Huster, Erin Hyland, Alex Jackson, Monica Jagoditz, Kimberly Jakres, Patrick Jeffcott, Nickole Johnson, Courtney Kahny, Lauren Kallmeyer, Elizabeth Keith, Bridget Kent, Patty Kern, Kelsey Keyes, Yoon Mi Kim, Sherrie Kleinholz, Whitney Klosterman, Sandra Kuhlmann, John Lammers, Allen Lawhorn, Stephanie Ledermeier, Sue Leisring, Juliana Lindsey, Diane Littleton, Claudia Lundblad, Jennifer Machuga, Jamie Mason, Elizabeth Massengale, Lee Maurer, Samantha Maurer, JoAnn McClure, Lauren McDonald, Emily Merz, Eric Meyer, Douglas Meyer, Jennifer Meyer, Brandon Modafari, Melissa Mohr, Leann Moser, Robert Murvine, Stephanie Nash, Cassandra Niehaus, Debra Nieman, Shannon Nortman, Laura Nortman, Amanda O'Brien, Michelle Oliverio, Erik Ostling, Brittany Otto, Jessica Page, Kurtis Penn, Nicholas Radogna, Karen Rahe, Andrew Rapien, Holly Reilly, Carolyn Rickett, Jason Rieskamp, Laura Robison, Jason Rockel, Jacquelin Roland, Amber Roth, Erin Roth, Abby Roy, Andy Sargent, Cindy Schlanser, Stephanie Schoenfeld, Elizabeth Schuermann, Peter Schulcz, Daniel Schultz, Grant Sharp, Cindy Siebenburgen, Danielle Siemer, Meghann Sims, Steve Smith, Amy Smith, August Smithmeyer, Ian Spence, Kayla Stallworth, Erin Staubach, Richard Stautberg, Ben Stroube, John Stumin, Maria Taske, Marianne Theobald, Jennifer Thompson, Amanda Tomlin, Carly Voellmecke, Jay Wagner, Albin Waldbillig, Kelli Weber, Julianne Williams, Aaron Willig, Michael Willig, Clifton Willoughby and Justine Yauch. • Sarah Kesse was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Heidelberg College.



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Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior Scott Kelley has received a full scholarship to attend the Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS program at the University of Cincinnati. The Lindner Honors-PLUS program was founded in 1997 by a group of Cincinnati business leaders with the goal to graduate successful business professionals with the potential to Kelley become future community leaders. The curriculum combines honors courses with cooperative work experiences and internships. A key component of the five-year program is its emphasis on global learning and understanding, and a highlight for students is the travel abroad experience each class takes together in their pre-junior year. Kelley is a resident of Bridgetown. • Ohio State University student Molly Van Hart has received a $1,000 Study Abroad Grant from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Van Hart will volunteer at an orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal. The scholarship program is designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Van Hart is majoring in psychology with a minor in sexuality studies. She is the daughter of Pam and Gary Van Hart of North Bend. • Laura Aker of Bridgetown has received a $1,000 Youth Survivor College Scholarship from the American Cancer Society. The scholarship, for the 2009-2010 academic year, is funded by the Relay For Life. Aker is studying nursing at Bowling Green State University. • College of Mount St. Joseph student Valerie Schneider was selected by the faculty of the mathematics and computer science department as the 2009 recipient of the Brigid Marshall Memorial Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding math student who is preparing to enter the senior year. Schneider was named to the dean's list for both semesters during the 2008-2009 school year. She will graduate in 2010 with a double major in math and business administration. The daughter of Don and Karen Schneider, she lives in Monfort Heights.


University of Toledo student Amy James has been selected to as a member of the National Leadership Council for the 20092010 academic year. The council is a leadership opportunity offered by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, an honor society inviting freshmen and sophomores. NSCS awards about 20 council positions every year to students who display leadership qualities both at their NSCS chapter and in their on-campus activities. The council serves as a sounding board for the society’s staff. Council members also attend a local induction convocation and conduct research on their campus about members’ needs. • Kathleen Riestenberg has been inducted in the Epislon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, a national Nursing Honor Society. Riestenberg is a junior in the honors nursing program at Ohio State University. A 2006 graduate of Mother of Mercy High School, she is daughter of Marian and the late Dan Riestenberg of Miami Heights.


Eighth-graders at St. Dominic recently presented the romantic comedy “Romeo & Harriet.” In the story, the Montagues and Capulets own department stores in New York City and are competing for business. Romeo Montague and Harriet Capulet fall in love at first sight but the feud between the families causes complications. Pictured from left are Hayley Kirley (Lady Capulet), Erin Wanger (Harriet), Tony Wren (Lord Capulet), Darrien McDowell (Romeo), Laura Mersmann (Lady Montague), Nikki Eickelkraut (Shylock) and Chase Cook (Lord Montague).

Nicholas Morenz has graduated cum laude from Coastal Carolina University with bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. • Katherine Madlener has graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She is the daughter of Stephen and Mary Beth Madlener of Westwood. • Jonathan Kurtz has graduated cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans with a bachelor of science degree from the College of Humanities & Natural Science. •

Sean McKenna has graduated from Tiffin University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. • The following students have graduated from Bowling Green State University: • Amy Conroy, bachelor of science in interior design; • Amy Coyle, bachelor of science in communication disorders; • Ashlie Dabbs, bachelor of arts; • Thomas Frank, bachelor of music; • Katherine Kluesener, bachelor of science in education; • Hannah Kuenneke, bachelor of fine arts; • Alicia Lindsey, bachelor of science in education; • Nicole Ober, bachelor of arts; • Christopher Partridge, bachelor of arts; • Sarah Rothenbusch, bachelor of science in education; • Kara Schmit, bachelor of science; • Melissa Wagner, bachelor of arts; and • Eric Woolf, bachelor of science in technology.

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Rugby growing in the Tristate By Mark Chalifoux

The thing that separates rugby from other sports is the camaraderie the sport fosters. A rugby player in a new city isn’t alone for very long. “I’ve lived in several different places and when I get to a new city, one of the first things I do is look for a local rugby club because it’s an instant peer group,” said Charles Dainoff, vice president of the Ohio Rugby Union. “You immediately have a group of friends that can ease your transition into a new community. It’s a great sport and a great way to meet people.” Rugby is a sport that’s on the rise in the Tristate as new players are joining the existing clubs and starting their own. The Ohio Rugby Union is part of USA Rugby and oversees rugby in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. There are 11 rugby clubs in Cincinnati and one in Northern Kentucky. That includes all age groups, from men’s clubs to collegiate

teams at Xavier and Cincinnati and several area high school clubs. “Generally speaking, it’s all one big community,” Dainoff said. “We’re already starting to see kids transition from high school rugby to college rugby and it’s a sport you can play for 20 or 30 years if you’re committed to it.” Dainoff plays for the Cincinnati Wolfhounds, based in Fairfield, and occasionally plays for Wolfhounds 35 and older team, the Greyhounds. Clubs in the city often have different divisions for players depending on experience level. “There’s plenty of room for people to compete at whatever level they are comfortable with,” Dainoff said. “It’s a lot easier to get involved than you think. All you have to do is find out where a team is practicing and show up and introduce yourself.” The list of rugby clubs is on the Web site. While the sport may look confusing at first, Dainoff insisted it’s not as chaotic as it seems and compared it to soccer and football.

“Two teams are trying to advance the ball from one side of the field to the other to score,” he said. And almost as important as how the game is played is the social aspect of rugby. It’s a long-standing tradition in rugby for the home team to throw a party for the visiting team to thank them for coming to play. “You leave the rivalry on the field and that’s part of building this network of friends,” Dainoff said. When he moved to San Francisco, Dainoff was reunited with a former opposing player he’d been involved in a scuffle with while both played for different teams. “That was in the past and we were great teammates on this new team a few thousand miles across the country,” Dainoff said. “That’s sort of rugby in a nutshell.” The game is growing at the youth level too, according to the ORU’s youth director Chris Hopps. High school teams have been created at Moeller, Walnut Hills, Northbend (St. Xavier and Elder), and Indian Springs. Hopps said he hopes to have a


Former North Bend Rugby player Greg Van Zant, who graduated from St. Xavier High School this past year, tries to score against an opponent. parochial league in Cincinnati in the near future and that his goal is to spread rugby to anyone in high school or younger. The most prevalent way to generate interest, which can eventually build to the formation of

teams, is through camps and clinics to teach the game to new players. “We make it so anyone can walk through it,” Hopps said. “They are learning rugby without knowing it.”

Tradition bonds North Bend rugby By Tony Meale

Mike Mers has been a fixture of the North Bend Rugby Club, which was founded in 1975, for the vast majority of its existence. He played for the team during his days at St. Xavier High School in the early 1980s and served as player-coach in 1988, making him the first official head coach in team history. “We never had a coach before then,” Mers said. “There were only about 10 teams in the Midwest for a lot of those years, so we played a lot of colleges and picked up whatever games we could.” As a player, Mers, who graduated from St. X in 1983, was a fly half, a position requiring quick thinking and leadership skills. The Green Township resident attended the University of Cincinnati and played for its club team before becoming the coach at North Bend. In 1989, he led North Bend to a No. 8 national ranking. Over the years, he has seen the sport grow immensely in popularity. “The biggest change is that now we have a league,” he said.

Marshall hopes to lead Westside comeback In 2005, the Westside Rugby Club finished second at the state tournament. Two years later, the team fell apart. “I had 14 seniors and two underclassmen on that ’07 team,” said Jeff Marshall, who became head coach in 2006. “After all those seniors graduated, it became really hard to recruit.” Westside hasn’t been able to field a team ever since. “We’ll get three or four or five guys out, but that’s not enough,” said Marshall, 30. Westside was comprised mainly of boys from Colerain and Oak Hills, with a splash of Elder students mixed in. “It’s tough to recruit, especially with the west side having such strong football schools,” said Marshall, who lives in Delhi. “A lot of coaches don’t want their guys to play.” There has been talk of Westside merging with North Bend, but that is an option that Marshall, who played for Queen City and Northern Kentucky, isn’t willing to pursue just yet. “We’re one of the founding members of the league, and we want to get schools back into it,” said Marshall, who began as an assistant coach during the team’s inaugural season in 2002. “I’m more committed this year than I’ve ever been.” The Ohio Rugby Union, which was founded in 2002, features several club teams and hosts an end-of-the-year tournament to crown a city champion. North Bend has earned that distinction four times, most recently in 2008. Mers said his former teammates have helped the sport become what it is today. “Some of the guys I played with are now coaching,” he said. “They know the game and want

to coach. We have people in different parts of the city who were able to draw people in.” North Bend is comprised almost exclusively of St. X and Elder students; most of the players are upperclassmen, but some, like Jonathan Geers, joined the team as freshmen. “My freshman year, the team was almost all seniors, and we did really well,” said Geers, who will be a junior at St. X. “This past

year, we only had about seven non-seniors on the team, but we still had 30 or 35 people come out to play.” Another North Bend veteran is Chris Montgomery, who will be a senior at St. X. Montgomery, whose two older brothers, Jim and Charlie, played for North Bend, started playing rugby in eighth grade. “In some team sports, you can get away with having one good player,” said Montgomery, who plays the eight-man. “But in rugby, you can’t win with one good player. You have to play as a team and communicate with each other.” Many also find the game’s physical nature appealing. “It’s a sport that’s different,” Geers said. “Not everyone around Ohio knows what rugby is, so there’s also some shock value to it. The fact that it’s a tough sport really draws people in.” Geers, who is 5-8 and weighs 155, plays the scrum half, a position requiring quickness, communication skills and ball-handling ability. “(Geers and Montgomery) both picked up the game real fast,” Mers said. “Geers tends to throw

very accurate passes under pressure. He’s one of the little guys who keeps control of the big guys, and they listen to him.” Mers said that his players respect each other regardless of size or position or school affiliation. “It’s the greatest sport in the world,” he said. “It’s physical, but there’s a lot of thinking involved. There’s no blocking, so it’s oneon-15. You’re not a star. You have to draw guys in and pass. There’s a lot of teamwork involved.” That teamwork goes beyond the pitch. “Every position communicates with another,” said Geers, who lives in Sharonville. “I communicate with the big guys and the backs, so there’s companionship on the team that extends into regular life.” Mers agreed. “There’s some sort of bond that rugby players have, and it’s one of the best parts of the whole thing,” he said. “In college and men’s rugby, you always get together after the game to hang out and sing songs. If you find another rugby player anywhere in the world, they’ll be your best friend.”

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The Cincinnati Mustangs 15U baseball team is currently looking for pitchers, catchers and position players for the 2010 season. The Mustangs 15U is an American League team that plays in the Southwest Ohio League. Players can’t turn 16 before May 1, 2010. Contact Brian Helton at 923-9880, 7039785, or e-mail

Fall leagues at River’s Edge

An eight-week session of adult coed soccer begins Aug. 28. Cost is $650 per team, and includes referee fees. An eight-week Monday night adult flag football league starts Aug. 24. Friday night leage starts Aug. 28. Cost is $550 and includes referee fees and end-of-season tournament. Registration forms can be found at or by calling 264-1775.

Select Fallball sign-ups

The Redwings 13U Select Baseball Club is looking for players for 2009 Fallball and to add players to its new 2010 13U select roster. Contact Ken Owens at 470-9877 or e-mail The team Web site is

Indoor soccer for tots

Western Sports Mall has an indoor soccer programs for ages 3 to 5: Little Dribblers instructional soccer with instructors from Cincinnati West Soccer Club. Little Dribblers is a six-week program for

$30 beginning from 6-6:30 p.m., Wednesday or Fridays, beginning July 29. Western Sports Mall also has a Lollipop porgram for ages 4 to 6. Lollipop is a team environment with no score-keeping. The six-week program for $35 includes Tshirt and is conducted Wednesday or Friday evenings beginning July 29. Deadline for both is July 22. Call 451-4900 or e-mail

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

HealthPlex swim lessons

Mercy HealthPlex will offer 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


Tricks up their sleeves

The Hat Tricks B00 celebrate their status as U9 bracket finalists. In the final game, the score went back and forth until both teams were tied 5-5 in the final few minutes. A poor clearance led to a great shot from 20 yards out by New Albany Freedom. A last-ditch effort by the Hat Tricks led to a shot wide left and the game ended. In front, from left, are Peyton Etheridge of Colerain Township, Aidan Jones, Isaiah Neal of Colerain, Terrance Manning of Colerain, Cody Busam of Colerain, Drew Henke, Kyle Daugherty of Cheviot, Nathan Henke, Dylan Thompson of Forest Park, Nathan Neal of Colerain and Miguel Garcia of Price Hill. In back are Head Coach John Neal and Assistant Coach Jeff Henke.


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Finding new ways to blister golf balls When your job involves learning how to golf, it’s tough to garner sympathy about the blisters on both your hands. But numerous buckets at the range and a pair of lessons was enough to sideline this sports reporter for a few days.


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“We’re trying to get you to graduate from the everyday hacks,” Samborsky joked. “Everyone wants to dip under and scoop the ball but it just doesn’t work.” Instead of scooping, Samborsky explained getting your hands “in front of the ball” at the point of impact flattens the club head and produces a proper strike. “Stay under control. Hit it 110 instead of 200,” Samborsky said while condensing my swing to focus on the point of impact. An hour later, my left






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thumb and right index finger were blistered, throbbing and in need of a break. Meanwhile in England, a 59-year old Tom Watson shot a 65 during the first round of the British Open on Thursday, July 16. At 27 years old, I was following from a couch with Band-aids on both hands. Two lessons down, two to go and I’m worse for the wear but ready for more.


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The St. Jude 11U Bulldogs celebrate capturing the first Western Baseball Conference city championship, June 26, winning over Our Lady of Visitation, 15-5. They honor Baseball Coordinator Jay Schuermann’s son Jack, who died a few years ago after a battle with cancer, with the No. 4. The Bulldogs never trailed in the final game, and not one player struck out. All 12 players put every at-bat into play. The Bulldogs were also the 11U National division regular season champions as well posting a record of 16-1, while going 22-3 in the season. They also finished third in the 11U Pastime Park preseason tournament in March. In first row is Schuermann. In second row are Nathan Duke, Stephan Deutenberg, Michael Jansen, Lukas Deutenberg, Gage Carpenter and Nick Botuchis. In third row are Andrew Buller, Matthew Singler, Chase Carpenter, Nick Meyer, Matthew Wellbrock and Nick Nortmann. In fourth row are Coach Dave Meyer, Coach Greg Carpenter and Coach Rob Berger.


Western Hills’ resident Gus Keiser proudly displays his first-place trophy after winning the A Singles’ bracket during the fifth annual Men’s Tournament June 19-21 at Lindner Family Tennis Center. For the men, champions were crowned in three singles’ brackets with the A Flight representing the top tier and one doubles’ bracket. The entire tournament had over 51 participants according to an email from the Lindner Family Tennis Center.

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Jackson settles in what is now Green Twp. This is the second part of a series on the history of Green Township. Isaac Jackson was staying in Cincinnati and looking for land. He found several large land plots containing 200 to 300 acres available for $10-13 an acre. But he had to make sure his $3,500 would purchase an adequate place for his family. So he kept looking and waited and finally found a place. It was six miles from Cincinnati, but it was not on the river as he had hoped. The land was owned by a partnership between James Findlay, Jacob Burnet and William Henry Harrison. He had one more thing to do, before buying the land. He had asked a Mr. Richardson about putting up some rough building for lodging rooms until he had time to

build a house. There was already a oneroom house with a garret (room at the top of a house immediately below the roof) on the Betty Kamuf property, but Community that was not Press guest adequate for his family. He columnist large hoped the land would not be sold before Mr. Richardson answered him back. His answer must have been positive because he bought three quarter sections of land in section 13 and 14 in Green Township from the Findlay, Burnet, and Harrison partnership. That was 480 acres for $3,530, only $7.36 an


Thoughts on Westwood secession from city

Bob Coyle tribute

Bob Coyle, “Our Piano Man,” passed away suddenly from a heart attack on June 29. No one got to say good-bye. In respect for Bob, his friends are having closure at J Taps at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 26. Also, Michael Martino will be DJing in respect for Bob Coyle. Every time you hear the Beatles, Bill Joel, Paul Simon and, especially, “Funeral for a Friend,” which he played beautifully, you’ll remember he sang those songs to you. Bob Coyle was our music legend in our time. He was our “American Pie” because the music died. Regina Rodgers Need Road Delhi Township

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Let me get this straight. For Westwood to secede from the city of Cincinnati, as proposed by some concerned citizens, would require 17,500 signatures and the approval of Cincinnati City Council and Hamilton County officials. That is a hard sell. In 1894, Westwood voters rejected incorporation with the heavily indebted Queen City. Shortly after this, the Supreme Court nullified the vote. Perhaps looking into this flaw of justice might be the best strategy. Or would it be easier to ask our friends in Cheviot to annex Westwood? I ran this past a group of Cheviot police and firemen at Westfest. No one thought it was a bad idea. Maybe they were thinking about Cheviot half million dollar deficit next year. One fireman remarked that it would be hard for Westwood to come up with a fire department. “Yea,” I said, “but we have people who would volunteer at the drop of a hat.”

acre. The land was on the Muddy Creek Pike, Now Sidney Road close to Anderson Ferry Road. In June Isaac wrote a letter to his 17-year-old son and gave him detailed instructions about what to bring for the journey west. The list was long. He requested black walnut, butternut, English walnuts, almonds, filberts, chestnuts, orange, lemon, tamarind, sunflower, grape, and raisin and potato seeds. From the Almshouse in Philadelphia, he wanted some of the real basket willow. He told his son to dry the fruit and nuts and pack them in brown sugar and raisins to preserve them. He wanted Thomas to buy some trees when he came over the mountains, if he could get them, and pack them in boxes filled with

Cheviot is no slouch when it comes to business savvy. And it’s no accident that both candidates in the past election for the 1st congressional district picked Cheviot as their campaign headquarters. If such a marriage of these two communities took place, what would you call it? Chev-Wood? I would opt for a bolder name, like Westfest, Ohio. Just the sound of it would bring people to the streets. Some towns lose their identity over time. If you don’t believe this, I’ll sell you a bridge in Bridgetown. Is this whole idea too ambitious? Consider the hospital analogy: Two hospitals on the west side have been operating at a loss with a 150bed capacity. They decide to combine with 260 beds to put them on the road to profitability. Are communities any different in this sense? You do what you need to survive. Some will see all this talk as another tempest in a teapot, a bunch of hot air, the grass always being greener on the other side.

moss to keep them moist. He needed needles and palm with twine, and a good apple parer. He also needed some liquor. Thomas was to get a strong barrel and pack it with gallon bottles of gin, a few bottles of Port and Madeira for medicine, and whatever his mother needed. He didn’t need a newspaper because the National Intelligence was published regularly and had eastern news, but he wanted instruction books: the art of extracting dye from plants and bark; the process for making earthenware, gunpowder, bricks, starch, and mustard. The woods were full of wild hops, wild raspberries and gooseberries so he wanted books on the process for making beer and wine. Because Isaac didn’t like the

Even West Chester is having trouble trying to find an identity. As kids in a kinder and simpler time, we would all pile into dad’s 1934 Buick and ride over the rolly-coastered Anderson Ferry Road to Aunt Loretta’s farm. We loved to pick blackberries (the edible ones). Back then you had pure country and pure city. Now it is all so vanilla. What about the state of Ohio? Would they raise an eyebrow when they hear the word secede? I don’t know but I’m tempted to ask someone who does. Before he moved out to love in Green pastures, Bill Seitz and yours truly were tutored by Bob Brodbeck (AKA Mr. Westwood) and his school of civic activism. If anyone can do it, Senator Bill can lead us out of the darkness on this question and into “The Promised Land.” After all is said and done and nothing is done, could we absorbed by a township? What would those downtown movers and shakers say to that? And what if Covedale jumps the gun,

Do you think the economic stimulus plan is working, or should the federal government implement another round of stimulus packages?

“No, they should not have acted so hastily. If they want to throw some more money around for stimulation, take that chunk of money and divide it up among us taxpayers. We’ll get out there and stimulate the economy!” C.A.S.

teaming up with Delhi instead of waiting around for the Grim Reaper? As famed Nick Hoesl Mayor James Community Gamble was Press guest forced to do in 1894, we need columnist to negotiate the best terms and conditions for secession. To the people of Cheviot and the trustees of Green Township: We have a lot to offer. We have shady sidewalks, not shady people. Westwood has retained and even improved on its trees and greenery. We have a historic town hall that used to have its own jail and could again. We also have been around long enough to know sour grapes from vintage wine. Give us your best deal. Nick Hoesl is a past president of the Westwood Civic Association and author of “Laughter: The Drug of Choice.”

Cheviot residents represented by council This is the third in a series of articles to acquaint Cheviot residents with the inner workings of Cheviot city government and to encourage residents to attend council/committee meetings and/or become otherwise involved in city and community activities. Let’s now look at council. I am the president of council and the overall head of Cheviot City Council and am elected to a four-year term. The president of council directs the meetings and is responsible for keeping order in the meeting. I typically do not vote unless a tie occurs and then I will act as the tie-breaking vote. The president of council also helps direct council policy and arranges to solve problems that citizens may have. In addition, I am the

acting mayor in his absence. There are three council at large representatives, elected to serve four-year terms, who represent the entire city: Kitty Zech, Dennis Dinkelacker and Steve Braun. There are four ward representatives, elected to serve four-year terms, who each represent one quarter of the city of Cheviot. They are: Ward One – Ryan Zech; Ward 2 – Matt McGowan; Ward Three – Jim Sunderhaus; and Ward Four – Greg Stautberg. A ward representative will help all citizens of Cheviot, but they are supposed to keep the interests of those in their ward as their first priority. All council representatives also serve on committees that meet to create new laws and discuss existing laws and how to change them

to serve the city better. In addition, they vote on proposed resolutions and ordinances. The clerk of council, Rachel McKinney, oversees all the important documents for the City Council and is appointed by majority vote of City Council. She takes the official minutes of all City Council meetings and records all of the important information such as who voted for an ordinance. The clerk also files and maintains the records for the city of Cheviot, files reports with Hamilton County and the state of Ohio, and handles publishing of legal notices. In future articles I will discuss the council procedures and rules, and current council and administration activities. Please join us at the next council meeting or check

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

local methods of farming he wanted books on other methods. On his farm, Isaac wanted to graft trees, and raise livestock. He thought animals needed better treatment than they got locally. There were no stables for the cows, they were given some fodder in the yard and turned into the woods for the winter. If the horses were used for work they were given better treatment, otherwise they were also on their own. Farming for Isaac would take a little getting used to. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at

“The fact remains that the government still has not released all the stimulus money to date, spending less than 10 percent of the total approved by Bush and Obama. However, that alleged $15 per week extra in my paycheck does not seem to do a lot when gasoline prices rise and the cost of food continues to rise and our company’s clients are moving out of Ohio and or going bankrupt. Sure, I think another bail out is in order; me and my company’s business. “Of course that stimulus money to build condos at the old

canning factory was really important. So important, that, oh, say it ain’t so Joe Biden came to boast here in our debt ridden ghost town – I mean Cincinnati. Who’d consider paying $250K to view the Mill Creek or would you be better off going over to Covington for the same $250K for a view of the Ohio River?” G.W. “No, the stimulus program is not working. Recently the vice president was in town to tout an apartment project wherein the stimulus money was doing so

good we come to find out that the money had not flowed into the project as of yet. All the stimulus program has accomplished is to get us in further debt, thus we do not need another dose of stimulus.” L.S. “I believe it is too early to say whether the stimulus plan is working or not. People who jump on the bandwagon either way ought to realize that this isn’t like fast food where you can just dump some money and receive instant results. That said, when Warren

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the Web site for committee meetings which may interest you. The public is always invited Debbie to express their McKinney opinion on agenda items or Community any other city Press guest related issue. If columnist you are unable to attend the meetings, feel free to e-mail any member of council or the administration with your concerns. The links can be found at Deborah McKinney is the president of Cheviot City Council. E-mail her at

Next question Are you worried about a possible worsening of the swine flu pandemic this fall and winter? Why or why not? Every week The Western Hills Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to westernhills@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. Buffett of all people suggests that another stimulus might be needed, we ought to listen. After all, he is not exactly a champion of socialism.” M.L.



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Friend joins third-party administrator as director

Julie Mueller, owner of Custom Design Benefits, didn’t have to look far for her new director of account management. She and Amanda Guinan have long been professional colleagues who managed to keep in touch with each other over the years. “I had been working at a national third-party administrator for many years, but had taken time off to raise my family,” Guinan said. “At one of our lunches, Julie mentioned that the position had opened up, and asked me if I wanted to join the team.” Guinan brings a wealth of experience to her new position at Custom Design Benefits, a third-party administrator of health care benefits. She worked at a national thirdparty administrator for nine years. In her new capacity, she will supervise all account management functions at CDB ( in Monfort Heights and provide compliance guidance to clients. “I am familiar with the industry, having handled the flexible spending account administration, COBRA administration, managed care division and the medical claims administration training division at a national TPA,” she said.

A native of Cincinnati who lives in Mount Washingt o n , Guinan attended Guinan Marquette University and Northern Kentucky University. Married with three children, she enjoys soccer, reading and spending time with her family. By offering self-funded plans as well as consumerdirected health plans such as health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts, Custom Design Benefits has experienced growth in revenue and its workforce every year since its owners, Steve Chapel and Mueller, took over the reins at the company in 2002. The principals have built the new Custom Design Benefits from the inside-out, hiring a wellqualified team of health care professionals to guide the company while providing their team the proper tools and equipment they need. For more information, call 598-2929 or visit www. Guinan can be reached at 598-2904 or

THINGS TO DO Car display

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. All proceeds raised during the show benefits the Boy Scouts of America, Operation Youth and other local charities. The Rollin’ on the River Car Show is free and open to the public. Fernbank Park is cooperative venture with t h e Cincinnati P a r k Board; a m o t o r vehicle permit is not required. For more information, visit or call Al Duebber at 941-7700.

Summer musical

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. 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 –


Cast of Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre production of “Godspell”: Tommy Boeing (Judas in beige jacket), Paul Kubicki (Jesus in Superman shirt), Nick Hellmann, Greg Moore, Johnathan Keilholz, Sarah Miller, Christina Bilz, Katherine Ruwe, Rachel Otte, Molly Hinkel, Joe Kuchey. the Golden Circle Section. Tickets are on sale and may be purchased by calling the box office at 241-6550, or online at

Lourdes 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. 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 The beer garden stage will feature four live acts during the weekend. On Friday night, The Tommy & Hub Band; on Saturday, English Channel; and on Sunday, Saffire Express.

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Chef handles friary’s fryers By Katie Hull

He is known for his traditional recipes but Scott Riehle, the man who runs the kitchen at St. Francis Friary, is no ordinary chef. Riehle has been the chef at the 150 year old St. Francis Friary downtown for two years, where he cooks for 11 resident friars as well as visitors from all over the world. Riehle, 31, who is from Western Hills, worked in automotive collections prior to studying at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State. “I finally decided it was time to do something I really love to do for a living,” he said. R i e h l e cooked at a few restaurants and hotels before taking over the stoves at St. Francis Friary. Cooking at the friary is more unique and ideal than most chef experiences, he said The personal relationships that Riehle has developed with the people he serves and the staff that surrounds him is one of the greatest things about his job, he said. “I have a certain group of people that I work for and cook for,” said Riehle. “At a certain point in time you can’t help but get close to these guys.” Riehle cooks a wide variety of recipes, however the preferences of those at St. Francis tend to be more traditional, so he often sticks with simple conventional foods. “I still love the basics,” he said. “Because I know that’s what they’re comfortable with.” A German recipe of pea soup with sauerkraut knoedels is a favorite among those at St. Francis. “It’s like pizza for teenagers for

Scott Riehle, 31, who is from Western Hills, worked in automotive collections prior to studying at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State.


Scott Riehle prepares a seafood alfredo for dinner as he pours shrimp with a mixture of ingredients over the stove. these guys,” said Riehle. Sister Bernadette Asbach has been at St. Francis for 17 years, and has seen many chefs come and go. “I think he is very well prepared as a chef,” said Asbach. “He’s very well informed and up on the preparation of food.” Asbach typically enjoys any recipe that is traditional, and appreciates that Riehle cooks healthy meals, she said. The relaxed environment and wel-

coming people of St. Francis have helped Riehle to feel at home at his job. “It feels sometimes like I cook for a frat house a little bit, because, really, they are just a bunch of guys at the end of the day,” he said. While it may not be where he thought he would end up, Riehle could not be happier as chef at the friary and would not change a thing. “It’s probably the best job I’ve ever had,” said Riehle. “I really do love it.”

Local men compete in Hoots in Suits Delhi Township resident Nathan Michelson and Westwood resident Diamond Snowden participated in the Special Olympics’ Hoots in Suits event held on Fountain Square. Hoots in Suits is the 13th annual Cincinnati Corporate Olympics where 20 Special Olympics athletes join teams from 20 greater Cincinnati businesses to compete in versions of cornhole, miniature golf and other games. Fifth Third Bank is the presenting sponsor. Michelson is a file-room processor and has been a full-time employee of Fifth Third Bank since 2005. Snowden has worked as an operations general office clerk since April. Both men are active Special Olympics athletes. Snowden recently was named the 2009 Special Olympian Athlete of the Year by the Hamilton County Special Olympics. Michelson and Snowden both are graduates of Project SEARCH, a school-towork transition program that helps individuals with


Pictured at the 2009 Keeper of the Flame Awards dinner for the Hamilton County Special Olympics are, from left, Fifth Third employees Jennifer Bishop, Diamond Snowden, Nathan Michelson, Mitch Morgan, Joe Perry, Michelle Evans and Lynn LeRoy. disabilities gain real-world work experience during their last year of high school. Students enrolled in Project SEARCH complete three 10-week rotations in various departments of a large business, learning transferable skills such as data

entry, computer applications and customer service. After the third rotation, students prepare for a job search. Fifth Third Bank has hosted over 77 Project SEARCH students and hired 18 graduates, including Michelson and Snowden.

The Hoots in Suits event is the largest annual fundraiser for Hamilton County Special Olympics, which provides 24 different year-round sports and recreational activities for 1,800 athletes with mental and developmental disabilities in Hamilton County.


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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.


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.


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


Wii Gaming, 2 p.m., Miami Township Branch Library, 8 N. Miami Ave. Ages 6 and older. Games and tournament. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6900. Miami Township.


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


Comedy Show, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. Presented by Disability Awareness Coalition Inc. 423-3397115. Riverside. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 2 4


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.


Rock’n Luau, 7-11 p.m., Aston Oaks Golf Club, 1 Aston Oaks Drive. Benefits Shriners Hospital. Includes draft beer, house wine, cocktails, dinner and fireworks. Local fire chiefs serve as guest chefs. $50. 467-0070, ext. 5. North Bend.


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


St. James the Greater Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Road. Bands, games for all ages, raffles, food and entertainment. Free. Through July 26. 741-5300. White Oak. Our Lady of Lourdes Church Festival, 6-11 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes School, 5835 Glenway Ave. Games of all ages, food vendors, raffles and split-the-pot. Through July 26. 922-0715. Westwood.


Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road. $10. 574-3900. Green Township.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Wine Tasting, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bigg’s, 5025 Delhi Road. Three samples with snacks. $2. 354-1700. Delhi Township. Wine Tasting, 3-11 p.m., Henke Winery, 6629463. Westwood.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m., Patrick’s Sports Bar, 5060 Crookshank Road. 451-1408. West Price Hill.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Revolver, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road. 451-1157. Riverside.


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


Godspell, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Musical based on Gospel according to St. Matthew. $20 golden circle section, $14, $12 ages 60 and up and ages 19-22, $10 ages 18 and under. Reservations recommended. Through Aug. 2. 241-6550. West Price Hill.

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LITERARY - STORY TIMES NATURE Tales to Tails, 2 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. Read aloud to a certified therapy dog. Ages 6-12. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472. Monfort Heights. Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road. 574-6333. Green Township.

Fly By Night?, 1 p.m., Embshoff Woods, 4050 Paul Road. Learn about owls’ specialized adaptations that allow them to function at night. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 5217275. Delhi Township. Fly By Night?, 3:30 p.m., Mitchell Memorial Forest, 5401 Zion Road. Learn about owls’ specialized adaptations that allow them to function at night. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Cleves.




M.A.W.G., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road. $3. 451-1157. Riverside.


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

Godspell, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 241-6550. West Price Hill.


Rollin’ on the River Car Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave. Classic and antique cars, music, refreshments and Classic Car Corral for buying and selling cars. Car registration, 9 a.m.-noon. Ninety awards presented. $15 registration fee per car; free for spectators; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 941-7700. Sayler Park. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 2 7

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Meet Me in St. Louis, 1-3 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Girls for roles of ages 6 and 12. Two young girls, older teens, adult men and women. Strong singers and non-singing dancers. Prepare 16 bars. Cold readings from script. Short dance routine. Résumé required. Production dates: Oct. 1-18. 241-6550. West Price Hill.



Godspell, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 241-6550. West Price Hill.

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.


St. James the Greater Parish Festival, 4 p.m.-midnight, St. James the Greater, 7415300. White Oak. Our Lady of Lourdes Church Festival, 5-11 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes School, English Channel Band performs classic British rock music, 7-11 p.m. 922-0715. Westwood.


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.


Anime Club, 3 p.m., Miami Township Branch Library, 8 N. Miami Ave. Anime movies, drawings and munchies. Ages 12-18. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6050. Miami Township.

Great Goldfinch, 10 a.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Blue Jacket Trail. Learn about the wild canary and how it lives. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Miami Township.


Cruisin’ the Pike, 4 p.m., Kroger Enright, 960 Enright Ave., parking lot. Free. Presented by Fast Eddie’s Grill. 979-4328. East Price Hill. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 2 6


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


Tennis for Beginners, 4-5 p.m., Western Tennis and Fitness Club, 5490 Muddy Creek. Weekly through Aug. 30. Six-week course for players new to game. Bring own racquet. Rain or shine. $59. 556-6932, press 2. Green Township. Tennis for Intermediates Level I, 5-6 p.m., Western Tennis and Fitness Club, 5490 Muddy Creek. Weekly through Aug. 30. Sixweek course. Rain or shine. $59. 556-6932, press 2. Green Township. Tennis for Intermediates Level II, 6-7 p.m., Western Tennis and Fitness Club, 5490 Muddy Creek. Weekly through Aug. 30. Sixweek course. Rain or shine. $59. 556-6932, press 2. Green Township.


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


St. James the Greater Parish Festival, 310:30 p.m., St. James the Greater, 7415300. White Oak. Our Lady of Lourdes Church Festival, 4-10 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes School, 9220715. Westwood.


Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Henke Winery, 6629463. Westwood. Best Sunday Brunch on the West Side, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aston Oaks Golf Club, 1 Aston Oaks Drive. Omelet and waffle stations, goetta, sausage, biscuits, bacon, fruit and more. Lunch portion begins at 11 am. $11.95, $7.95 senior, $10.95 ages 7-14; free ages 5 and under. 4670070, ext. 3. North Bend.


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. 574-1741. Monfort Heights.


Jersey Productions returns to the Aronoff Center to perform “Oklahoma!” It is at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23; and at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 24-25. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 513-621-2787 or visit Pictured are Case Dillard as Curly and Courtney Brown as Laurey.

Bob “Our Piano Man” Coyle Tribute, 6 p.m., J Taps Bar and Grill, 6441 Glenway Ave. Music with DJ Michael Martino to honor musician Bob Coyle, who died of a heart attack June 29. 574-9777. Green Township.

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.


Meet Me in St. Louis, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, Adults. 241-6550. West Price Hill.


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.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 5740663. Green Township.


Aquatic Prenatal Exercise Program, 7:158 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave. Free for members, $26 per month for non-members. 3895465. Westwood. 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.



Fans of Bob “Piano Man” Coyle are invited to a tribute at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at J Taps Bar and Grill, 6441 Glenway Ave. Coyle died June 29 of a heart attack. DJ Michael Martino will provide the music to help fans and friends say good-bye. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 8


Meet Me in St. Louis, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, Adults. 241-6550. West Price Hill. Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra, 7:309:30 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave. All strings – especially lower strings and one oboe. Presented by Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. 941-8956. West Price Hill.


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.


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.


Kids’ Craft Club, 6:30 p.m., Miami Township Branch Library, 8 N. Miami Ave. Summer fun scrapbooking. Ages 6-12. Free. Registration required. 369-6900. Miami Township.


Apollo 11 Moon-Gazing & More, 8-10 p.m., Cincinnati Astronomical Society Observatory, 5274 Zion Road. Marvel at moon’s desolate landscape through powerful telescopes. Donations requested. 941-1981. Cleves.

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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, 2444314. Delhi Township.


Team In Training Meeting, 6:30 p.m., LaRosa’s Pizzeria, 2411 Boudinot Ave. Learn more about Team In Training. Meet past participants, coaches, cancer survivors and Team In Training staff members. Free. Presented by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. 361-2100. Westwood.


High School Physicals, 6-9 p.m., Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine-West, 6480 Harrison Ave. Ohio High School forms requested with signed consent by parent or guardian, no exceptions. Forms may be obtained through school’s athletic department. Athletic shorts and shirts required. Grades 7-12. $20. 354-3700. Green Township.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES 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.

TheatreWorks, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mother of Mercy High School, 3036 Werk Road. Daily through July 31. Acting/musical theater camp. Ages 6-14. $125. Registration required. 661-2740. Westwood.


Mustang Cheer Camp, 5-8 p.m., Western Hills High School, 2144 Ferguson Road. Continues through July 31. Open to students entering seventh through 12th grade. $27. 253-4453. West Price Hill.


Kids’ Music Camp, 1-4 p.m., Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave. Daily through July 31. Games, crafts and learn Christian musical to present in church Aug. 2. Ages 6-12. Free. Registration required. 661-3139, ext. 113. Westwood.


Junior Golf Camp, 9-10:30 a.m., Neumann Golf Course, 7215 Bridgetown Road. Daily through July 30. 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. Youth Soccer Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or 1-4 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave. Daily through July 31. Develop skills and learn value of sportsmanship and team work. Half-day participants do not swim. Ages 6-12. $164, $124 members; half day: $75, $65 members. Registration required. 661-1105. Westwood.


Disney Channel star and singer Demi Lovato will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at U.S. Bank Arena, with special guest David Archuleta. He was runner-up in “American Idol” in 2008. For tickets, visit


Today’s marriages as predicted 40 years ago The wedding season is upon us. It runs from spring to late autumn. It’s anybody’s guess how many weddings occurred just this last weekend. Today’s weddings occur in a sociological atmosphere quite different from that of a couple’s parents and grandparents. The current atmosphere we’ve collectively spawned over the years is no friend of the newly married, or long-married for that matter. Didn’t we ever see where we were going? Someone did. In 1970 an interesting book, “Future Shock,” was written by Alvin Toffler. He was a sociology professor at Cornell University who conducted research into future value systems. From this research he predicted what our culture could expect in the fast-arriving future and how it

would affect our lives. He showed how we were fast forming a “throw-away” society. This, in turn, would lead us to adopt a concept of transience – a new “temporariness” in everyday life as well as a mood of impermanence. This Age of Transience would soon affect our relationship with people, but also our attitude toward things, places, ideas, as well as toward institutions and organizations. He wrote, “The people of the future will live in a condition of ‘high transience’ – a condition in which the duration of relationships is cut short … things, places, people, ideas, and organizational structures will all get ‘used up’ more quickly.” Permanent commitment to anything would become passé. Before most of last week’s

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brides and grooms were even born, Toffler predicted that success in the marriage of the future would come to be determined by the degree to which matched development actually occurs between spouses. Love would be determined by the degree of shared growth, not necessarily by the giving of self. Yet, he goes on to say, “The mathematical odds are heavily stacked against any couple achieving this ideal of parallel growth. The odds plummet when the rate of change in a society accelerates, as it is now doing. “In a fast-moving society in which … the family is again and again torn loose from home and community, in which individuals move further from their parents, further from the religion of origin, and further from traditional values, it is almost miraculous if two

people develop at anything like comparable rates.” Dire words! And now, almost 40 years later, our own observations bear him out. Human relationships have become more transient and the development of genuine love more tenuous. Love is now sought in serial marriages or clandestine affairs. In 1970 Toffler claimed that in the future those who marry will have an average of three marriages in their lifetime: the first for the expression of sexuality; the second for procreating children; and the third for companionship. “There will be some,” he predicted, “who, through luck, interpersonal skill and high intelligence, will find it possible to make long-lasting monogamous marriages work. Some will succeed in

marrying for life and finding durable love and affection. But the others will fail to make even sequential marriages endure for long.” Father Lou My dear Guntzelman brides and grooms, isn’t it Perspectives remarkably sad that what was predicted 39 years ago has now become true? May your marriage be counterculture, your commitment permanent, your love enduring. And may your children find in your relationship an inspiration for their own. 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.

Dramakinetics has campaign goal of $100,000 using movement, music, and drama, or to help classroom teachers learn to use performing arts to enhance their curriculum.” That number is in addition to the more than 100 students that have been served in Dramakinetics’ weekly classes since January 2008, when the organization began their programming. “Pam Shooner, our education director who is a certified intervention specialist for Ohio, has been doing all of the programming up to now. However, we’ve gotten to the point where we’ve had to turn some organizations down, simply because Pam’s not available

because she’s already teaching somewhere else,” McSwiggin said. The $100,000 will be used to: • Hire an additional fulltime instructor, • Hire a full-time communications director, • Provide tuition reimbursement scholarships for educators and other profes-


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July 22, 2009

Got garden vegetables? Make frittata, slaw When we plant our vegetable garden, it seems like forever before it starts bearing. Then all of a sudden, I’m inundated with cucumbers, zucchinis and tomatoes. Then the corn comes on and we’re eating corn every night. I’m not complaining;

in fact, I feel more than blessed. But the thing is I need to clone myself just like I clone recipes for you. Anybody got ideas how to do that? Oh, and by the way, if you do figure out a way to clone me, I’ve got a few changes I’d like to make.

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Frittatas are popular now: Mark Bittman of the New York Times has his version and Loveland readers Julie and Dale Alexander have theirs, too. “After moving to Loveland from Illinois last year, we found we really missed our Sunday morning breakfast place, Benedict’s in East Dundee, Ill. One of our favorites was the Frittata OlĂŠ. We adapted a frittata recipe from Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa, as a basis for our version of Frittata OlĂŠ. This is great for Sunday brunch with a Bloody Mary!â€? 3

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Frittata made by Rita with fresh herbs. For Rita’s recipe, be sure to check out her blog at in sausage, peppers and customers the best homeonions. Whisk eggs with made food,� John Broshar, cream. Whisk in 1 teaspoon co-owner told me. Worth a Mexican spice. visit for this alone or their Pour half egg mixture new Caribbean slaw. into skillet with the other ingredients and stir. Add 1⠄2 2 pounds shredded green cup of cheese. Add remain- cabbage About 2 cups shredded ing egg mixture, stir slightly. Add remaining 1⠄2 cup carrots 1 medium onion, diced cheese, stir slightly. Bake at 350 degrees for fine Diced bell peppers, red 50 to 60 minutes until golden brown and eggs set. Gar- and green 2 tablespoons celery nish with sour cream and seed salsa. Serves six to eight. 4 cups real mayonaise 1 ⠄2 cup cider vinegar Pelican’s Reef’s coleslaw 2 tablespoons sugar For Shari Weber, AnderSalt son Township, and several others. “Something’s differMix veggies together. ent in there and it’s so Mix celery seed, mayo, good,� she told me about vinegar and sugar. Pour this Anderson Township over veggies. Adjust seaeatery. sonings. Well, after Trew, kitchen manager/chef got the OK to share this, turns out the Tips from Rita’s kitchen “secret� could either be the 1. Zucchini: Leave celery seed or the restau- peel on if you like (I like). rant’s own from-scratch When packing for freezer, mayo. put more shredded zucchini “We want to serve our in the container than you

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Water (you knew that, right?), hibiscus tea (most herb teas contain hibiscus), grape juice. Careful with energy drinks – check caffeine content, which can elevate blood pressure. Pucker up: A squeeze of lemon juice in your first glass of water helps form and repair collagen, is a gentle liver cleanser, and is great for your immune system and stress. Plus, the vitamin C helps your body absorb iron better. 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 Mercy zoning hearing

The Green Township Board of Trustees will review the zone amendment application for the proposed Mercy hospital project at its regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 27. Case “Green 2009-06� is a zone amendment for about 70 acres on the east side of North Bend Road, south of Boomer Road and extending east to the Interstate 74 right of way. The proposed site could be home to a $200 million hospital and medical office complex development. The meeting is at the township administration building, 6303 Harrison Ave.

Cheviot public hearing

Cheviot’s final public hearings on its tax levy on the Aug. 4 ballot will take place at

7:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the Cheviot Memorial Fieldhouse. City officials have placed a new 5.61-mill, five year operating levy on the ballot to make up for a projected budget deficit in the general fund for city services. If approved, the levy is estimated to bring in about $730,000 annually for the city.

Community picnic

The North Bend United Methodist Church sponsors a Community Picnic for all North Bend residents from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 25. The picnic will be In the Church’s back yard, 123 Symmes Ave. Call 941-3061 for information.

Man found on tracks

A body found on the train tracks, near the North Bend

Boat Club off of Brower Road in North Bend July 13 has been identified as a homeless man. Steve Barnett, spokesman for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, said the man was identified as William Daniel Thomas, 46, was homeless at the time of his death. His previously known address was 400 block Sandheger Place. Barnett said a train operations crew from the Central Railroad of Indiana found the body on the eastbound track at 10:20 a.m. There were no obvious signs of foul play and Barnett said it appeared the person was struck by a train. The Hamilton County Coroner’s Officer will determine the exact cause of death. He said alcohol and/or drugs are believed to be a factor in the death. The incident remains

under investigation by the traffic safety unit of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Moonshot remembered

The Cincinnati Astronomical Society will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a special program. Because the moon doesn’t cooperate for viewing on the actual anniversary date, “Apollo 11 Open House and Moongaze� will be 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. The societies’ four large telescopes will be trained on the moon, revealing remarkable views including the region of the Apollo 11 landing. The night will have presentations, displays and activities, even if the weather doesn’t cooperate. The moongaze is free (donations always appreciated) and open to all ages.


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Kids learn what they see How do I talk with my kids about money so they’ll listen? Whether you’re talking or not, your children are listening. Think about it. Your parents might not have discussed money, but you picked up on their attitudes. Actions do speak loudly. Do your children see you live within your means, especially when money is tight? Earmark savings? Compare

prices? Delay purchases until you can afford them? Deny requests because of cost? Your talks should reflect your actions. Teach younger children the basics by setting up an allowance based on household jobs, then help them divide the cash into categories such as charity/gifts, fast cash (immediate buying), short-term goals (few months) and long-term savings. Older

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new skills to a new position at CABVI coordinating a new customer service training program for others who are also blind or visually impaired. “I’ve wanted to walk in the Spring Light since I joined the agency but this year I got serious about training for it. It’s my way of giving back,” he said. CABVI’s Spring Light 5K will be Sunday, Aug. 9, at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. Cost is $20 in advance (including a Tshirt) and $25 for day-of registration. To pre-register, the public can visit or call Steve Prescott at 513-7771080 no later than July 30. The race will begin and end just inside the Spring Grove Avenue entrance (4521 Spring Grove Ave., 45232). Awards and door prizes will be given immediately after the race.



Mark Twain once confessed that he could live for three weeks on a compliment, and Twain was not an exceptionally vain man. He was just admitting openly what most of us feel privately. One might say there is good flattery and bad flattery. Bad flattery is the kind which the flatterer engages in because it will “pay” him. He might get something out of it. No person of sense or sensibility can help but see through it and despise it. The other sort of flattery - the good flattery - is not extended because it gives profit to the donor but because it gives pleasure to the recipient. And most of us need this sort of life from time to time. When most of us pay a compliment, we generally pay it to the person’s strongest, and most obvious, point. But to do the greatest good a compliment should be directed to the person’s weakest point - or what he thinks is his weakest point. Twain could not be elated because somebody came up and told him what a fine writer he was; the whole world accepted that fact. But he was radiant if someone complimented him on an invention he had helped develop… Oscar Wilde once said - “An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.”

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July 22, 2009

Western Hills Press


DEATHS Lawrence F. Bunke, 97, died July 10. He was a member of the fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul Council, and volunteered for many years at Bunke St. Teresa of Avila Church and Mercy Franciscan at West Park. Survived by nieces and nephew Helene Kriner, Joseph Bunke, Sister Elaine Becker, Claire Dell, Janet Juengling, Marilyn Berkemeyer, Anne Shaffer, Linda Farb. Preceded in death by wife Hilda Bunke, parents Clem, Mary Bunke, brother Vincent Bunke. Services were July 14 at St. Teresa of Avila Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Teresa Memorial Fund or Mercy Franciscan at West Park, c/o Mercy Foundation, P.O. Box 428553, Cincinnati, OH 45242-9904.

Marie Bruser

Marie M. Bruser, 86, Monfort Heights, died July 11. Survived by siblings Catherine Carleton, Millie, Robert, Helen, Walter Bruser; nephews and nieces Ronald Carleton, Mary Dole, Robert, Barbara, Thomas, Joseph, Michael, David Bruser; 12 great-nieces and nephews. Services were July 15 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Scott Davey

Scott T. Davey, 32, died July 9. He was a professor at Columbia University and the University of Missouri. Survived by parents Tom, Rita Davey; sisters Bridget Kamp, Tiffanee Davey; nephew Jake and niece Davey Maddie Kamp; grandmother Betty Jane Davey; many uncles, aunts and cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents Tom Davey, Frank, Ella Mae Schuerman. Services were July 13 at Crossroads Community Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Life Center, 2925 Vernon Place, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Stephen Griffith

Stephen Griffith, 55, Green Township, died July 10. He was a delivery driver for Harter & Sons.

14. He was an engineer tech with the Ohio Highway Department. Survived by daughters Janice Barlag, Cathleen Holland; grandchildren Rebecca Barlag, Leah, Kyle Holland; sister Mary Chenevey. Preceded in death by wife Vera Kniesner, sisters Margaret Bear, Maxine Howells. Services were July 17 service at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

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Bonnie Moorman

Survived by siblings Jerry, Larry Griffith, Eileen Jackson; nephews and nieces Chelsea, Jay, Jonah, Olivia and Alex. Preceded in death by parents Gerald, Leah Griffith. Services were July 14 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Robert Hibberd

Robert Cecil Hibberd, 49, Cheviot, died July 9. He was a manager and service technician at Anderson Heating and Cooling. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Brenda Hibberd; son Louis Hibberd; brother John Hibberd; many nieces and nephews. Services were July 14 at GumpHolt Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Lung Association, Memorials and Tribute Processing Center, 226 State Route 61, Norwalk, OH 44857-9705.

Bonita “Bonnie� Moorman, 58, Westwood, died July 13. She was a member of the Tiera Club and Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. Survived by husband Joseph Moorman; son Jeremy WinterMoorman berg; sister Beverly Fischesser.

Services were July 17 at St. Catharine of Siena. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cincinnati Performing Arts Society, P.O. Box 11011, Cincinnati, OH 45211.

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Kenneth Lee New, Westwood, died July 8. Survived by daughters Pamela, Tiffany, Caitlyn, Sadie New; father Austin New; siblings Darlene Gripshover, Charles New. Preceded in death by mother Virginia New, sister Pamela Anderson. Services were July 10 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.


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Paul Plagge

Paul H. Plagge, 77, Delhi Township, died July 11. He was a photo engraver. Survived by wife Shirley Plagge, children Martha Rouse, Frederick, Roger, Richard, David Plagge; grandchildren Tom, Joe, Chris, Owen, Ethan, Grace, Shane; sister Helen Wittock;

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John A. Wenstrup, 83, died July 9. He was a salesman. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Marge Hobing Wenstrup; sons Ward, Paul Wenstrup; grandchildren Heather, Mitchell Wenstrup; step-grandsons Zack, Adam Green; great-grandchildren Patrick, Domonique, Brandon, Jacob, Alex, Brady; step-great-grandchildren Bryce, Miles, Tessa. Preceded in death by sister Peggy Creager. Services were July 13 at St. William. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. William Capital Improvement Fund, 4108 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

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Annmarie Ridenour Sanfillipo, 32, Green Township, died July 9. She was office manager for USA Collision Centers. Survived by husband Joe Sanfillipo III; parents Randal, Shirley Ridenour; grandparents Sanfillipo Max, Betty Ridenour; brother Randal Ridenour; nephew and niece Andrew, Christian, Nathan, Lydia. Preceded in death by mother Maryanne Ridenour. Services were July 14 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212.


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Joanna Rush, 35, 4163 Harrison Ave. No. 4, disorderly conduct at 4163 Harrison Ave., July 7. Nicholas Little, 24, 3907 Woodbine Ave., assault, July 7. Chauncey Lee, 30, 2206 Gilbert Ave. No. 7, disorderly conduct, July 7. Sophia Henderson, 22, 563 Benton Ave., disorderly conduct at 3612 Harrison Ave., July 9. Nathan Quisenberry, 28, 3962 Delmar Ave., driving under suspension at 3719 Forest Court, July 7. Shelly Matzet, 38, 3741 Glenmore Ave., driving under suspension at Glenmore Avenue and Kessen Avenue, July 8. Mark Smith, 22, 3746 Glenmore Ave., driving under suspension, obstructing official business and resisting arrest at 3732 Glenmore Ave., July 9. Stephanie Kendrick, 21, 944 Chateau, disorderly conduct at 3612 Harrison Ave., July 9. Juvenile, 15, curfew violation at Smith Road and Lovell Avenue, July 9. Juvenile, 15, curfew violation at Smith Road and Lovell Avenue, July 9. Juvenile, 12, curfew violation at 3960 Davis Ave., July 10. Juvenile, 17, curfew violation at 3960 Davis Ave., July 10. Juvenile, 17, curfew violation at 3960 Davis Ave., July 10. Kimberly Carnahan, 39, 3248 Rinda Lane, warrant, July 10. Kenneth Mullins, 48, 545 Pedretti Ave., disorderly conduct at 3961 North Bend Road, July 12.



Suspect hit victim in head with beer bottle at 3807 North Bend Road, July 4.

Breaking and entering

Money and a VCR stolen from Laundryland at 3912 North Bend Road, July 8.


Money order stolen from home at 3838 Washington Ave. No. 8, July 6.


Purse, money, cell phone charger and two credit cards stolen from vehicle at 3525 Bruestle Ave., July 10. Apple iPod stolen from vehicle at 3625 Puhlman Ave., July 7. Bicycle stolen from home's side yard at 3610 Darwin Ave., July 8. Wallet and contents stolen from purse at apartment complex pool area at 3803 Dina Terrace, July 6.

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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Deshang Holmes, born 1979, trafficking, drug abuse, trafficking and possession of drugs, 3100 Gobel Ave., July 7. Flenare Mascus, born 1990, theft under $300 and criminal trespass, 6100 Glenway Ave., July 6. Glenn A. Eads, born 1965, criminal trespass and theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., July 7. Jeremey A. Artley, born 1986, domestic violence and criminal damaging or endangerment, 3200 Gobel Ave., July 11. Martel Ladon Bankston, born 1958, possession of open flask, 3000 Queen City Ave., July 1. Merissa S. Graber, born 1984, falsification and obstruction of official business, 2600 Anderson Ferry Road, July 6. Michelle R. Langley, born 1969, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., July 6. Rashall Green, born 1963, domestic violence, 2600 Harrison Ave., July 7. Richard G. Schiering, born 1959, theft under $300, 3200 Harrison Ave., July 10. Rodney Milton, born 1969, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., July 8. William Morse, born 1981, domestic violence, 2200 Harrison Ave., July 9. Kevin D. Garr, born 1960, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., July 9. Antonio A. Woodward, born 1982, assault and theft under $300, 2400 Oaktree Place, July 12. Brittianni Sandford, born 1989, theft under $300, 6100 Glenway Ave., July 10. Christopher Jackson, born 1987, domestic violence, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying concealed weapon, 2200 Harrison Ave., July 6. Daryl W. Strunk, born 1986, disorderly conduct, 2600 Montana Ave., July 10. Joseph W. Hicks, born 1984, robbery, 2300 Ferguson Road, July 8. Junius Thomas, born 1989, failure to comply with police, possession of drugs and felonious assault, 3200 Harrison Ave., July 6. Romanda J Stallings, born 1978, criminal damaging or endangerment, 3200 Gobel Ave., July 11. Teresa Stephens, born 1961, assault,

3200 Gobel Ave., July 10. Tommy Hinton, born 1966, theft under $300, 5000 Glencrossing Way, July 10.

Incidents Aggravated burglary

2700 Shaffer Ave., July 4.

Aggravated robbery

2700 East Tower Drive, July 6. 2800 Harrison Ave., July 7.

Breaking and entering

3300 Wunder Ave., July 7. 3400 Boudinot Ave., July 2.


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Felonious assault

3200 Harrison Ave., July 6.

Grand theft

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Petit theft

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Cleves Warsaw and Ebenezer Road, July 3. Corey M. Medlock, 20, 5602 Lawrence Road, possession of drugs at 6101 Glenway Ave., July 3. Felecia L. Pfalz, 19, 3403 Aurora Ave., underage consumption at 3403 Aurora Ave., July 4. Clayton D. McDonough, 23, 4556 Rybolt Road, possession of drugs at 3758 Ebenezer Road, July 4. Jason L. Whited, 25, 4368 Harrison Ave. No. 2, assault on police officer, menacing and resisting arrest at 4368 Harrison Ave., July 4. James R. Guth, 61, 399 W. Galbraith Road No. 102, aggravated menacing at 5865 Harrison Ave., July 6. William McRoberts, 29, 3325 Parkhill Drive, burglary and possessing criminal tools at 3000 South Road, July 5. Robin A. Bowden, 42, 3682 Hader Ave., domestic violence at 3682 Hader Ave., July 5. Scott B. Emmons, 31, 5260 Sidney Road, theft at eastbound Interstate 74, July 5. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs at 4164 Hutchinson, July 5. Gwendolyn F. Vasquez, 25, 2720 W. North Bend Road No. 10, possessing drug abuse instrument at Colerain Avenue and Kirby Road, July 5. Michael A. Breens, 33, 3733 Ripplegrove Drive, drug abuse at North Bend Road and Cheviot Road, July 6. Emmanuel D. Harrison, 32, 1087 Mound St., possession of drugs at Shepherd Creek and Blue Spruce, July 6. Vonn Reincke, 33, 3240 Montana

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Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., July 6. Juvenile, 17, drug possession and underage possession of tobacco at North Bend Road and Alpine Drive, July 7. Juvenile, 17, drug possession, underage consumption and underage possession of tobacco at North Bend Road and Alpine Drive, July 7. Juvenile, 16, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 7. Juvenile, 12, aggravated menacing and disorderly conduct at 5400 Edalbert Drive, July 7. Damon L. Robbins, 56, 4411 Race Road, drug paraphernalia at Westwood Northern Boulevard and North Bend Road, July 8. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct at 5915 Colerain Ave., July 11. Jeanine K. Stone, 37, 2314 Milvale Court, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 12. Kevin C. Coffey, 24, 3342 Alexis Road, drug trafficking, possession of drugs and possessing drug instruments at Lawrence Road

and Glenway Avenue, July 12. Daniel E. Jackson, 27, 2673 Tobermory Court, possession of drugs at 6850 Colerain Ave., July 12.


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Victim punched in eye by suspect at 6123 Colerain Ave., July 7. Suspect punched victim in the eye at 3307 Cresentview, July 12.

Breaking and entering

Riding lawn mower stolen from home's garage at 2875 South Road, July 7.

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Four celebrate milestone birthdays By Katie Hull

Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center held a special birthday bash to celebrate the lives of four of their residents and their milestone birthdays. Helen Imwalle who turned 101 on June 24, Helen Hester who turned 100 on March 12, Alice Voges who will be 100 on July 28, and Madge Marx who will be 100 on July 4, 2010, all gathered with family and friends in the Hillebrand ice cream parlor lobby to listen to music, eat ice cream and wish these ladies a happy birthday. All four women received individual cakes and tiaras in honor of their special day. “This is the first time we’ve had four 100 year olds, and I think that’s highly unusual,” said Donna Masminster, admissions


Helen Imwalle claps her hands together as everyone sings the birthday song for her special day.


Alice Voges, Helen Imwalle, Madge Marx and Helen Hester waited to blow out their candles as their family and friends wished them a happy birthday. Voges, Imwalle and Hester all turned 100 this year, Marx will turn 100 next July 4. marketing director of the nursing home. Imwalle, who has been a resident of Hillebrand since October 2006, loves to exercise and prays the rosary regularly and remains very active. “She is amazing,” said Sonya Lightner, assistant activity director at Hillebrand. Hester, who has been a resident since December 2003, is a huge poker player and is a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals, said her son Mark Hester. “She has always been very happy and very good natured,” he said. Along with her family, Helen Hester took great pride when she sent more than 5,000 books to a library in Japan in the 1950s, said Mark Hester.






Alice Voges and Helen Imwalle waved to their friends and family at Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, as they celebrated their birthdays. “She’s very friendly,” said Lightner. “She loves visitors and loves talking to you. She’s always smiling.” Voges, who has been a resident of the nursing home since Sept. of 2006, was born in Germany and traveled all over Europe. She loves gardening, cooking and traveling, said

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NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty


Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or nr ocean. Great locations & rates. Golf pkgs, too. 877-807-3828 Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit

For info call 800-477-1541 or visit

FLORIDA DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE Wi-Fi, beach set-up (in season) & use of new fitness ctr. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), FREE $20 gift cert to pool grill (weekly rentals in season). Call or visit our website for lastminute specials. 800-822-4929

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view from balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. The Best Crescent Beach Vacation!

DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit


SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

A Beautiful Log Cabin Resort w/heated indoor pool, minutes from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns. Breathtaking mountain views, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables & pet friendly cabins are offered. Excellent rates, discounts available. Call 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366)

TENNESSEE A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

Nr Powell NORRIS LAKE. Valley Marina. 2 BR/1BA, very nicely furnished home. Covered porch, deck. $95/nt. 423-562-8353 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618 Great 2 BR, 1½ bath cottage on the water. Sleeps 7. Two fireplaces, pri vate boat dock. $650/wk, $220 wknd. 865-363-4330 865-966-1775

TIME SHARES WHOLESALE TIMESHARES 60-80% Off Retail! Qualified Buyers Only! Call for Free Info Pack! 1-800-731-0307

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