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District purchases pup for security

Entries still accepted for fair’s annual art show

By Monica Boylson

By Amanda Hopkins

Green Twp. — Oak Hills High

School has a new employee. The school district purchased Atticus, a black Dutch Shepherd dog, who will help patrol the halls and parking lot of high school five days a week. The 8-month-old puppy can sniff out drugs and firearms and is trained to bite an attacker. “We came up with the idea after the Sandy Hook shootings,” said Mark Gomer, owner and trainer at American Success Dog Training. “I approached the school district and they loved the idea.” Gomer said he has a vested interest in the school district as three of his children go to school there. “This, to my knowledge, this is the first time this has ever been done,” he said. “This could change the way that schools protect their kids and keep every body safe from here on out.” The district will pay $10,000 for the dog from the permanent improvement fund which pays for items such as security. The district will pay $5,000 in fiscal year 2014 which started July 1 and another $5,000 will be paid in fiscal year 2015. The money includes payment for Atticus, his training so far and continuous training over the next two years. The guard dog learned short commands in German. “The commands are commands that people wouldn’t normally know and they’re sharper,” he said. “We’re able to condition these bites and have a dog that can take out a bad guy and protect the school without making that dog vicious or unstable at all.”


Cheviot — The Harvest Home Fair has boasted some local artists as judges of the fair’s art show for the last several years. This year, art show participants will showcase their work for Cincinnati Art Christopherson Museum Executive Director Aaron Betsky. Art show co-chair Andy Patton said the Cincinnati Art Museum has been a part of the Harvest Home parade and now he and co-chair Sharon Christopherson are excited that Betsky will be a part of the art show. “We try to have at least 100

American Success Dog Training Trainer Mark Gomer, 40, pulls out a backpack with drugs and a firearm while Atticus rests after finding the right locker. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Gomer said he has been socialized to be friendly with children and other people in the school. Atticus will be working alongside hall monitor Garry Hornsby during the day and go home with principal John Stoddard each night. “I’m like his ride to work and his ride home,” Stoddard said. Hornsby said he’s glad Atticus will be his sidekick.

entries every year,” Patton said. Three prizes are awarded in each of the categories of oil and acrylic, watercolor and multimedia. “There are always so many good works and we can’t give them all prizes,” Christopherson said. She said that outside of the top prizes, many of the entries are awarded honorable mentions. “The entries just keep getting better and better.” Patton said there is not a theme to the art show and artists can take creative license to their works. Each year entries range from portraits to landscapes to collages and other works of art. The art show is hosted by the Cheviot Westwood Kiwanis Club. Christopherson has been a part of Kiwanis for several years and co-chaired the art show for the last six or seven years. Patton recently joined Kiwanis after retiring

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Summer camp shows a heart for ministries La Salle is home base for two weeks of Catholic Heart Work Camps By Jennie Key

Students and their leaders at a Catholic Heart Work Camp housed at La Salle High School a week listen to announcements before they head out to their worksites for the day. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Green Twp. — Catholic Heart Work Camps give teens an opportunity to use their actions to serve God by serving their neighbors, even when their neighbors are hundreds of miles away. All summer long, buses and van loads of teens have crisscrossed the country to participate in these work camps and



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experience for themselves the joy of Christian service. La Salle High School played a part this year, as the school threw open its campus for two work camps, providing a place to sleep, shower, eat and worship for close to 500 teens from Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, Indiana, Tennessee and Pennsylvania who performed hours of service to local ministries. Catholic Heart Work Camps offers community service with Catholic faith and values. The ministry started in 1993 to share the love of Christ as teens serve the neglected, brokenhearted and the marginalized in any way needed. The program also hopes to inspire participants to live as disciples of

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Christ through serving others as a way of life and to foster the Catholic faith of each participant through the sacraments, prayer and involvement in social service. The work camps were established to offer quality service projects and evangelical programs for Catholic young people and their leaders. Each work camp is equipped with staff members, adult associate staff members, a nurse, priest, and camp manager from the national ministry and local site managers. Ed and Karen Brutz, members of Corpus Christi parish in Springfield Township, served See CAMP, Page A2 Vol. 85 No. 37 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



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could serve as a host site for the camp. “He was so open to talking about it, and once we talked it through, he was so supportive,” Karen said. “It just all fell into place.” The couple said it felt meant to be. “This fits so well with La Salle’s mission and the call to serve,” Ed said. “La Salle stresses the value of service “It really is neat that people come from all over the country to offer their time and energy to help those in need in our very own community,” said Greg Tankersley, director of community development for La Salle. “We


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went on a mission trip to New Orleans with the Youth Connection at St. Bartholomew Church, and found they loved that kind of service and ministry. But it was after a father-son experience for Ed and Alex with Catholic Heart Work Camps that the couple decided to look into bringing the camp to Cincinnati. “They raved about it,” Karen said. “It really has everything. It was lifechanging. It has the reconciliation, daily Mass, the whole program together is just beautiful.” They approached principal Tom Luebbe to talk about whether La Salle


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were glad to house them here.” The camp welcomes students from a number of youth groups and then shuffles them up, so teens are in work groups with students from other groups. They meet alot of people and get to know them as they work side by side. Teens worked at a number of local ministries and agencies including Burlington House, Habitat for Humanity, Matthew 25 Ministries, Krohn Conservatory, Michaela Farm, Our Lady of the Woods, People Working Cooperatively, St. Vincent De Paul, Stepping Stones and did repair work for families in Moscow, Ohio, still repairing damage from the 2012 tornado. The teens at the camp described their week as “life changing.” Samantha McHenry, 17, of Houston, Texas, said she was surprised by how the week affected her.

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“I’m looking forward to having a buddy walk with me,” he said. “He has a lot of energy. I wish I had as much energy as he does.” Hornsby said they will make rounds together and

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and has been a co-chair of the art show for the last four years.

“I just expected to work alot outside and get to know some new people,” she said. “I did meet some amazing people, but I also feel like I grew in my faith and thinking

about showing God in everything I do.” Jordan Sonnett, a 23year-old youth leader from western Pennsylvania, said small group time was very effective for his teens. “We were talking about ways to live their faith more fully in the future. I don’t think this was just a feel-good experience, but it’s going to have an effect on their lives in the future.” Connections were made. One group of teens who worked at Burlington House stopped on their way out of town to say goodbye to the residents they met while working there. “TeenLife Media, an information resource company for educators and parents, says teens who volunteer gain benefits ranging from increased self-esteem to acquiring valuable job skills. Community service is also a critical component of a successful college application.

escort any student that needs to go to the office or other locations during classtime. He will also make occasional trips to the middle schools in the district. Superintendent Todd Yohey said Atticus’ main goal is to keep students safe. “The great asset of having Atticus in the

building every day is for him to serve as a deterrent,” he said. “Students and adults will think twice about what they transport into the building.” Atticus’ first day of work is Aug. 21 when the students return for classes. Yohey said, “We consider him a staff member.”

The art show is open to all artists 17 years and older. Each artist can submit up to two entries. Entries are $10 each. All entries are due at the art show booth at Harvest Home Park on North

Bend Road by Thursday morning Sept. 5. The winners will be announced on Friday, Sept. 6, and the artwork will be on display throughout the Harvest Home Fair which ends Sunday, Sept. 8.

Colerain Township residents Karen and Ed Burtz were site managers at La Salle High School for Catholic Heart Work Camps this summer. La Salle hosted youth groups from across the east coast and the midwest for two different weeks of service to area ministries and agencies. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Three want to be Rising Star By Monica Boylson

Delhi Twp. — Mikayla Hinton said she’s to be the Rising Star. “I used to make videos of myself singing when I was 5,” she said. “I used to sing Disney songs.” The13-year-old said she is hoping to use experience, voice lessons and love of music to help her win the Delhi Rising Star singing competition. She is one of three finalists who will compete at the Delhi Skirt Game Tailgate Party from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Remke Biggs on Delhi Pike. Also vying for the title of Delhi Rising Star is Ft. Thomas, Ky., resident and Bayley employee Angela Williams-Woodard and Delhi resident Greg Moore. The winner of the finals will have the opportunity to perform three songs before the fireworks at the Delhi Skirt Game Friday, Aug. 2. For Hinton this is her first competition but both Moore and Williams-Woodard are competing for the second time. “Last year there were a lot of people and a lot of competition,” Moore said. “This year I was more prepared and brought lots of friends and family to support me.” The 23-year-old said he joined the competition as a way to give back to the Delhi Skirt Game and Delhi Civic Association, saying that two of his relatives and a close friend were helped by the skirt

game committee. To vote people have to purchase tickets and the proceeds from the ticket sales benefit both organizations. Moore said he had great memories of singing. “I remember listening to records with my grandma and dancing around the house to ‘Celebration,’” he said. “My best memory was in fifth grade playing the scarecrow in the ‘Wizard of Oz’ at C. O. Harrison.” Williams-Woodard, 28, said she’s been singing all her life and comes from a musical family. She joked that her parents said she could use a tape player before she could talk. “My entire family sings and my Dad’s a pastor,” she said. “I’ve always sung in choir and on praise team at church.” As the activity coordinator at Bayley, she said she sings to the residents every day. “I’ve always been passionate about singing,” she said. The trio said they’re still working on their song choices for the finals and Hinton said she knows what it will take to win. “The key to winning is showing good emotion and sound,” she said. She said she’s looking forward to the final round. “I’m nervous but I’m excited,” Hinton said. No matter what happens, Moore said he’ll be happy to compete. “Music is a great way for me to express myself and entertain people,” he said. “I’ll be rooting for the

other two contestants.” Choose your favorite singer at the tailgate party. Each performer will sing two songs. Tickets which count as votes are $1 each or 6 for $5. For more information visit www.delhi and to learn more about the tailgate party visit

Mikayla Hinton, 13, is one of the finalists for Delhi Rising Star.MONICA

Greg Moore, 23, will compete in the Delhi Rising Star finals at the Delhi Skirt Game tailgate party on Aug. 1.MONICA BOYLSON/THE

Angela Williams-Woodard, 28, is a finalist for Delhi Rising Star.MONICA





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West Price Hill — In February 2012, Dr. Monica Stoops, a reproductive physiologist for the Cincinnati Zoo, performed an artificial insemination on Jeta, a female Indian rhino in Montgomery, Ala. Sixteen months later,

achievement. “It’s a personal satisfaction, but it also feels really good knowing we had a team effort to make a difference for Indian rhinos. Everybody’s been behind the effort to get AI to work and have it be a viable option, and to see it being applied is awesome.” Ethan’s birth was near-

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ly one decade in the making, as Stoops collected sperm in 2004 from a male rhino, Himal, who at the time was living in Zanesville, Ohio. The sperm was stored for eight years at minus 320 degrees Fahrenheit at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) CryoBioBank. It was then taken to Alabama, thawed and used in the AI procedure on Jeta, a 12-year-old on breeding loan from the San Diego Wild Animal Park. The first two procedures with Jeta were unsuccessful, but the third time was a charm, as the mother gave birth to Ethan in June. Stoops prefers animals to mate naturally, but certain species, including the Indian rhino, make it difficult – in part because the males and females don’t always, well, get along. “With African rhinos, the female tends to be in charge; you’ll see the male standing off to the side and the female will tell him when he can come over – and he listens,” the West Price Hill resident explained. “But the (Indian) rhino tends to be maledominated. (Indian) rhinos also have canine teeth so they have very sharp incisors and they actually use them during aggressive interaction.” In other words, when it comes to the Indian rhino, AI tends to be the safest option for all parties involved. Himal and Jeta, in fact, attempted to breed naturally but displayed too much aggression to-

Dr. Monica Stoops helps artificially inseminates a rhino at the Montgomery (Ala.) Zoo.PROVIDED

Jeta, who was still pregnant. Stoops was more than fine with the name. “We just wanted three toes on each foot,” she said, laughing. As of now, Himal, Jeta and Ethan all reside at Montgomery Zoo – one big, happy, pseudo-aggressive family. “Of course we want to have baby rhinos (in Cincinnati),” said Stoops, who also does reproductive work on animals ranging from polar bears to aquatic salamanders. “But it’s just as satisfying to know that other zoos and other people and other keepers are able to enjoy a baby rhino somewhere.”

ward one another. “(Artificial insemination) can be a little challenging for the research team,” she said, “but it’s what’s best for the animals.” AI also allows researchers to improve genetic diversity of the species, as there are only 60 Indian rhinos in captivity in North America and merely 2,500 remaining in the wild. As for Ethan, he was named in honor of Ethan Gilman, the 6-year-old Alabama boy who was taken hostage in February. Gilman reportedly visited the Montgomery Zoo a few days after his release and bonded with

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Faith, family equals !!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!! 65 years of marriage !!!!!!!! 2 !!!!!

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Green Twp. — If it is possible to sum up Pam and Salvador Tedesco’s 65 years of marriage with two words it would be faith and family. “God always plans a marriage,” said Salvador, known as Salvey to friends and family. “Without Him we wouldn’t be where we are.” The Bridgetown couple met when Pam was 16 years old. Salvey said he remembered seeing Pam and asked his brother-inlaw, who was friends with Pam’s dad, to set him up. The two met after Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral downtown one Sunday. “I got all dolled up that Sunday,” Salvey said. “I made up my mind that day that I was going to marry her.” The couple began dating when Pam turned 17 and they married the following year, on It's June 24, 1948, on Salvey’s birthday, when Pam was 18 and Salvey 22. “She’s the best gift I ever got,” he said. “After 65 years, I’m still unwrapping her.” Pam said their wedding day was a hot one, especially wearing a long gown with long sleeves which was modeled after the gown Princess Elizabeth, now queen of England, had worn in her wedding. Since that June day in 1948, the couple hasn’t

Pam and Salvador Tedesco on their wedding day on June 24, 1948.PROVIDED

Pam and Salvador Tedesco of Bridgetown have been married for 65 years.PROVIDED

spent much time apart. Over 65 years, the Tedescos have raised seven children – Diane Chapman, who lives in England; Michael Tedesco of Delhi Township; Cheri Riestenberg of North Bend; Tammy Lang of California; Gary Tedesco, Salvey Tedesco and Pam Murray all of Delhi – spending 35 years in a five-bedroom house in Delhi. Pam and Salvey also ran a produce business together at Findlay Market for 40 years. Mr. Salvey’s Fruit Market sold a wide variety of produce and flowers, a business that was then bought by the Tedesco’s son, Gary. The Tedescos still spend their time together attending church at St. Ignatius every Sunday, taking trips and keeping up with their 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one on the way. They go out to breakfast together and spend many dinners at their children’s houses. They take in plays and attend flea markets They spent their 65th wedding anniversary on a houseboat trip on Norris

Lake in Tennessee organized by their children. Pam and Salvey enjoyed champagne and cake, also celebrating Salvey’s 87th birthday. Pam and Salvey passed on a lot of what they know to their children by spending family dinners together. The two are working on passing on what they know now to the third and fourth generations. “The (grandchildren and great-grandchildren) are really what keeps us going,” Pam said. Pam and Salvey are looking forward to many more memories in the next few years, especially their granddaughter’s wedding next June. Pam said the whole family will be back together, including their daughters who live in California and England. The Tedescos credit the success of their marriage and family to communication and their faith. “You never stop working at a marriage,” Pam and Salvey both said. “It’s been a great 65 years.”

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Library offers more than books, free lunches, too Community Press Staff Report

Literature and books may feed the soul, but local libraries are also interested in feeding the body. In June alone, branches provided more than 5,000 lunches for children to bridge the hunger gap. Officials from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County said 1,730 youngsters received assistance at Covedale, College Hill, Forest Park, Groesbeck, and North Central branch libraries. “This wonderful collaboration between the public library, Cincinnati Public Schools, and Win-

dow Arts Enrichment allows us to help fill the crucial nutritional needs of children while also offering opportunities for literacy programs enabling kids to stay more focused and attentive,” said Maria Sferra, the west regional manager for the library system. “Consequently, they also become better readers.” “It has always been core to the mission of our library to have open doors and provide easy access to whatever is needed,” she said. “Since libraries are natural gathering places, they are the perfect fit for this type of program. But we must first recognize

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that without the help of our partnering organizations, lots of caring community volunteers, and staff members from across the entire library system – not just those who work at the 15 library locations where the program was provided – many kids would miss a meal.” Covedale Library Branch Manager Casey Titschinger said her branch receives about 10 lunches a day from Window Arts Enrichment and alternate between and hot and cold meals. “It gives a chance for kids who normally get the free lunch at school to still have access to lunch during the summer,” she said. Volunteer Elijah Kearns, 13, said he enjoys helping people at the Covedale Library. “I volunteer two to three days a week,” he said. “I like working with people and this is a great way to give back to the community.”

Enjoying lunch at the Covedale Library are Diane Najoli, 4, left, and Jumba Najoli, 7, of West Price Hill. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The libraries are getting lunches from two sources this year. Some branches are partnering with Cincinnati Public Schools. Others are teamed with Window Arts Enrichment. Robin Carpenter, executive director of Window Arts Enrichment, said her nonprofit got involved with the lunch program five years ago because they regularly saw hungry kids at programs and projects they were presenting. “Before you can enrich, you have to make sure the basics are there,” she said. “Cincinnati City Councilwoman Laure Quinliven suggested we talk with the libraries and it has turned out to be a great partnership.” In addition to the library lunches, WAE also provides meals through community centers and churches in the Greater

Volunteer Elijah Kearns, 13, carries a lunch to a participant in the free lunch program at the Covedale Library. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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MOTHER OF MERCY HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL The following students earned honors for the fourth quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.


Pictured from front left are Elder High School Honors Program inductees, Paxton Kelley, Jonathan Huschart, Michael Dirksing, Adam Gerhardt, Matthew Peterson, Connor Sullivan and Michael Rosen; second row, William Conway, Duncan Rackers, Alex Witte, Collier Smith, Jack Streicher, Dakota Handorf, Matthew Trotta, Kelton Ashe and Collin Scheiner. PROVIDED.

Incoming freshmen inducted into Elder Honors Program Twenty-two eighth-grade boys were honored at the annual Elder High School Honors Program induction ceremony. The students were celebrated for their outstanding achievement on the high school placement test and academic success in grade school. Each student will receive the highest academic scholarship from Elder High School. The young men and the schools they currently attend are: Jacob Adams, Our Lady of Lourdes; Kelton Ashe, St. Antoninus; William Conway, St. William; Connor Davis, Our Lady of the Visitation; Mike Dirksing, Our Lady of the Visitation; Timothy Doren, Our Lady of Lourdes;

Adam Gerhardt, Our Lady of the Visitation; Dakota Handorf, All Saints; Jonathan Huschart, Our Lady of the Visitation; Paxton Kelley, Holy Family; Matthew Peterson, Our Lady of Victory; Duncan Rackers, St. Teresa of Avila; Michael Rosen, St. Dominic; Collin Scheiner, St. Catharine; Ben Siefke, Our Lady of Victory; Collier Smith, St. Antoninus; Jacob Smith, St. Ignatius; Jack Streicher, Our Lady of the Visitation; Connor Sullivan, St. Jude; Matthew Trotta, Our Lady of Victory; Andrew White, St. Dominic; and

Alex Witte, St. William. The Honors Program was designed to provide unique opportunities and challenges to select students. These are students who have proven to excel as leaders in academics and other areas of the school community. The program began with 22 students in 2007 and now includes over 100 students. Students invited to the program have the opportunity to attend four evening speaker events, enroll in all honors level classes, take part in leadership seminars, enroll in PSAT and ACT prep courses at no cost, take part in college visits organized by the program and shadow a local business leader. Honors program students are highly involved in the school, participating in more than 70 clubs and sports and log over 60 service hours a year.

URSULINE ACADEMY HONOR ROLL The following West Side students earned honors for the fourth quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.


Honors: Victoria Heyob.


First honors: Heather Knorr.

First honors: Hemen Aklilu, Olivia Bley, Rachel Brady, Julia Brown, Alexis Carey, Alyssa Coffaro, Caroline Enwright, Ann Fields, Emily Frame, Ellen Garbsch, Molly Grayson, Madalyn Hardig, Leah Henkel, Gwendalyne Homan, Indigo Hudepohl, Hannah Kemble, Kelsea Kinnett, Allyson Klaserner, Andrea Knight, Emily Kuderer, Madison Link, Grace Mazza, Hannah McKenna, Sarah Merz, Morgan Miller, Jennifer Minnelli, Madelynn Owens, Katie Quatman, Gabryel Reinstatler, Danielle Russell, Carly Schnieder, Samantha Scholl, Katherine Schweinberg, Amanda Scola, Samantha Seger, Abigail Shad, Savannah Siebenburgen, Heidi Sohngen, Megan Spraul, Kerry Stephens, Ashley Sullivan, Margo Waters, Shelbie Weightman, Kaylee Zeller and Claire Zernich. Second honors: Kathleen Anderson, Mary Baverman, Madeline Binder, Amanda Bishop, Jenna Byrne, Kaitlyn Cavanaugh, Kameron Daniels, Logan Davis, Rachel Freking, Madelyn Frimming, Emily Fromhold, Zoey Hacker, Abbey Hammann, Bridget Hellmann, Claire Herzog, Kylie Herzog, Sarah Hoesl, Rachel Hoferer, Katherine Jackson, Margaret Kuertz, Allison Laake, Meghan Lanter, Karly Maas, Angela Maurer, Aleah Mersch, Kiely Muccillo, Gabrielle Ram, Emily Rickett, Heather Runk, Hailey Siefert, Hope Smith, Emily Suder and Julia Von Allmen.

Sophomores First honors: Emily Biery, Emma Bley, Mary Bowman, Megan Buse, Kelly Cline, Abigail Connor, Danielle Diersing, Sarah Doren, Sara Dressman, Kristen Gandenberger, Delaney Greiner, Katelyn Harrell, Margaret Hartmann, Maria Hornsby, Brianna Hughey, Colleen Kotlas, Bailey Kurtz, Lynsey Kurzhals, Kellie Leonard, Rachel Leonhardt, Marissa Long, Natalie Luken, Emily Massengale, Abigail McBee, Elizabeth Neville, Nancy Nzobigeza, Rachael Petranek, Emily Ramsey, Rebecca Rhein, Jessica Richter, Abigail Schatzman, Kathryn Scheurer, Erika Schmitt, Molly Sexton, Madeline Spetz, Nadya Streicher, Kelly Tieman, Maria Vetter, Alexis Von Holle, Macara Vonderahe, Bridget Walsh, Audrey Wanstrath, Heather Williams and Ashley Wittrock. Second honors: Victoria Brackett, Erica Brewer, Abigail Cullen, Shannon Ferrier, Paige Fischer, Lauren Gallagher, Kathleen Gibbs, Emily House, Rachel Huhn, Veronica Jacobs, Madison Johns, Lyndsi Kohls, Brooke Leonard, Margaret Morrissey, Hannah Muddiman, Brooke Schierenbeck, Shelby Schmidt, Caroline Schmitz, Kathryne Smith, Michaela Smith, Amanda St. John, Brooklynn Sturwold, Amara Sydnor, Margaret Tegenkamp, Claudia Uchtman, Lynn Vormbrock, Megan Vormbrock, Maria Waters, Amanda Wullenweber and Alexandra Zeller.

Juniors First honors: Victoria Agustin, Stephanie Alderson, Emily Beckmann, Madeliene Bell, Dianna Bredestege, Lauren Briede, Emily Budde, Patricia Cavanaugh, Sarah Chiappone, Megan Corso, Lauren Cummings, Alena Flick, Olivia Folzenlogen, Claire Garbsch, Natalie Geraci, Lauren Grosheim, Emma Hatch, Rachel Hautman, Erin Helmers, Julia Heyl, Hannah Jackson, Hannah Kern, Carolyn Kesterman, Kaitlyn Klusman, Catherine Kneip, Lauren Leesman, Jessica Lienesch, Kimberly Lohbeck, Kaitlyn Luckey, Taylor Maas, Olivia Maltry, Samantha Mattlin, Katherine Minnelli, Brenna Mueller, Erin Pope, Courtney Reder, Megan Ridder, Abigail Rieger, Erin Rudemiller, Mary Rust, Teresa Rust, Olivia Schad, Erin Schapker, Kelly Schmitz, Jamie Seger, Hannah Siefert, Andrea Sizemore, Hannah Smith, Ellen Steinmetz, Erica Stowe, Meggie Strawser, Tara Vogelpohl, Emily Wagner, Savanah Wagner, Victoria Weckenbrock, Holly Willard and Abigail Wocher. Second honors: Allison Adams, Macey Anderson, Rebecca Bradley, Isabella Brunsman, Erika Burwinkel, Kimberly Collins, Haley Dannemiller, Lauren Dinkelacker, Jessica Flamm, Allyson Frame, Emily Havens, Sara Heyd, Rachel Horn, Amanda Huening, Anna Kessler, Sydney Massengale, Nicole Newsom, Madeline Nieman, Madison Olinger, Miranda Perry, Kelly Quatman, Maria Rechtin, Rebecca Schmitz, Madalyn Sheridan, Corey Specht, Elizabeth Staley, Maria Stevenson, Natalie Storm, Kaitlin Sweeney, Mikayla Tepe, Abigail Thompson, Maggie Trentman, Megan VanSant, Emily Wagner, Megan Walz, Rachel Weber, Katherine Wernke and Mckala Will.

Seniors First honors: Melina Artmayer, Sarah Bailey, Haley Baker, Rachel Barkalow, Kristen Bauer, Ellen Bley, Sarah Bode, Kristen Brauer, Laura Burkart, Elizabeth David, Gabriela Discepoli, Hannah Donnellon, Maria Finnell, Sara Freking, Erin Glankler, Emily Hartmann, Kelly Henderson, Kelsey Herbers, Ashley Humphrey, Molly James, Rebecca Kaiser, Courtney Kurzhals, Katherine Ledermeier, Anna Lynd, Caroline Meyer, Jessica Michael, Megan Mitchell, Rosa Molleran, Jennifer Peterman, Laura Raphael, Katherine Ruwe, Christina Schmidt, Nicole Stephan, Callie Talbot, Elizabeth Trentman, Margaret Walsh, Kelsey Watts, Kristen Weber, Kelley Wiegman and Jenna Zappasodi. Second honors: Giorgia Arfelli, Ashlee Barker, Angela Blake, Katilynn Brown, Stephanie Cline, Mary Comer, Kerri Davis, Hannah DeZarn, Abigail Dinkelacker, Amy Dirksing, Jane Eby, Emily Friedmann, Katherine Gandenberger, Taylor Hayes, Jamie Heidel, Therese Herzog, Rachael Hester, Abbie Kemble, Nazret Michael, Amy Pellegrino, Stephanie Pieper, Kimberly Reynolds, Sarah Schmitt, Zoe Scott, Grace Simpson, Hanna Smith, Alexandra Souders, Sara Staggs, Katelyn Stapleton, Jordan Stevens, Kelsey Stevens, Molly Stowe and Brittney Welborne.

ELDER HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLLS The following students earned honors for the fourth quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.


First honors: Keith Adler, Zachary Amend, Joshua Antone, Adam Bailey, Samuel Barsan, Leonard Belew, Zachary Birri, Andrew Buller, Mark Burger, Matthew Carroll, Steven Catania, Stephen Comarata, Jack Dee, Adam Deuber, Stephan Deutenberg, Antonio DiLonardo, Benjamin Dirr, Jordan Dirr, Nathan Farwick, Michael Frietsch, Brady Goins, Maxwell Gramke, Stan Groszek, David Guck, Timothy Hamberg, Zachary Haufler, Bradley Hegman, David Heisel, Kevin Hericks, Patrick Herren, Joshua Hertsenberg, Michael Hilvert, Brennan Hirth, Jacob Hoeting, Brian Huhn, Austin James, Spencer Kandra, Kyle Kehling, Brian Klayer, Kyle Kroeger, Andrew Le, Tanner Lockwood, Jacob Luebbe, Andrew Mack, Jared Malott, Brannen Martin, Adam Melvin, Brandon Meyer, Michael Nicolaci, Nicholas Nortmann, Patrick O’Conner, Keith Orloff, Eric Ostertag, Robert Pepper, Jacob Perrmann, Clay Pragar, Bradley Quatman, Peyton Ramsey, Alexander Richmond, Jakob Richter, Jacob Rinear, Rocco Salamone, DeWayne Sayles, Andrew Schramm, Andrew Seiler, Matthew Singler, Daniel Sullivan, Daniel Theders, Michael Townsley, Collin Truitt, Jack Vetter, Brandon Vornhagen, Justin Ward, Mitchell Ward, Elliot Wegman, Samuel Wehner, Alexander Wertz, Alex Willenborg, Robert Wynn and Kobe Young. Second honors: Jacob Bailey, Ryan Bengel, Chad Brinker, Kilonte Britten, Mackenzie Burke, Nathan Duke, Benjamin Feldman, Samuel Florian, Zachery Flower, Kurt Fortman, Jarod Frey, Jacob Geiser, Christian Gleason, Andrew Greisl, Nicholas Hall, Philip Hunsche, Andrew James, Michael Jansen, Nikolaus Johnson, Duncan Kelley, Kyle King, Spencer Laird, Alexander Lonneman, Dominic

Lynd, Benjamin Mardis, Samuel Middendorf, Troy Moore, Kyle Nelson, Dalton Norris, Robert Oswald, Robert Rentz, Michael Ridder, Benjamin Schneider, Brett Singler, Brian Smedley, Matthew Stacklin, Jacob Tedesco, Alec Uhlhorn, Jacob Wahoff, Bryce Wauligman and Samuel Williams.


First honors: Thomas Becker, Jacob Bono, Richard Breidenstein, Andrew Burke, Gregory Cappel, Robert Conda, James Dowd, Nicholas Duke, David Eubanks, Peter Folzenlogen, Nicholas Gibbs, Julian Gregory, Maxwell Hammersmith, Christopher Henry, Eric Huff, Adam Hughes, Jacob Humphrey, John Igel, Thomas Imhoff, Jordan Jacob, Benjamin James, Riley James, Dylan Janszen, Luke Jett, Andrew Klenk, Michael Klopp, Brady Kraemer, Harry Laiveling, Benjamin Luebbe, Avery Madden, Mark Meier, Benjamin Merk, David Meyer, Mitchell Moorhead, Craig Mullen, Bradley Murphy, Spencer Niehaus, John Nolan, Michael O’Brien, Christopher Ochs, Jeffrey Otis, Noah Peterson, Nicholas Rackers, Joshua Rhoads, Anthony Robb, James Robb, Nicholas Rolfes, Thomas Ruwan, Nicholas Schinkal, Collin Schwiers, Ryan Schwiers, Kevin Siemer, Jonathon Smith, Ian Sonntag, David Stamper, David Stein, Ryan Stewart, Thomas Sullivan, Michael Trotta, Adam Vale, Alexandrew Walling and Nickolas Wells. Second honors: Kyle Ackerman, Thomas Barnes, Benjamin Bischof, Emmett Bold, William Browning, William Brueggemeyer, Nathaniel Campbell, John Capannari, Samuel Coffaro, Rawley Cook, Frank Ellert, Kyle Feist, Andrew Fieler, Andrew Finn, Jacob Frey, Tyler Gibbs, Jacob Gilday, Joseph Haverkos, Jacob Hessling, Kyle Hicks, Ryan Huesman, Andrew Humphries, Brenton Jansen, Joseph Keilholz, Benjamin Lee, Andrew Lovell, Eric Mazza, Alexander Myers, William Neiheisel, Nicholas Pangallo, Michael Rogers, Cody Roseberry, Mitch-

ell Schoener, Brady Schultz, Zachary Smith, Kevin Spurlock, Andrew Taylor, Michael Tenbrink, Cole Tepe, Samuel Tepe, Brett Tierney, Zachary Vorherr, Philip Wienkamp and Richard Witte.


First honors: Thomas Autenrieb, Anthony Bauer, Zachary Bauer, Brandon Bell, Kyle Berndsen, Brent Bethel, Jonathan Boiman, Noah Burbrink, Kyle Buschle, Joshua Byrne, Andrew Cole, Christopher Collins, Ross Combs, Jacob Conners, Sean Conway, Bryan Cullen, James Dirr, Patrick Doll, Collin Dugan, Tyler Eckstein, Michael Eilerman, Lucas Feist, Daniel Fishburn, Gunnar Fox, Bradley Gerhardt, Michael Griswold, Brian Guck, Kory Hammann, Nicholas Harp, Benjamin Hayhow, Nathaniel Herdeman, Jacob Hoferer, Jack James, Michael Kay, Holden Kelley, Brandon Kerley, Kyle Koppenhoefer, Timothy Kramer, Nicholas Kroger, Matthew Listermann, Samuel Maciejewski, Nicholas Marcheschi, Kyle Marenco, Noah Mastruserio, Matthew Medberry, Joseph Middendorf, Michael Murphy, Matthew Murray, Matthew Nortmann, Ryan Ostertag, Nicholas Peters, Austin Porta, Joseph Ratterman, Jonathan Reiter, Kyle Rickett, Tyler Rickett, Michael Rohrkasse, Nicholas Roth, Dominic Scarlato, Timothy Schiller, Christopher Schroer, Ian Seithel, Nicholas Siegmundt, Christopher Smedley, Andrew Sportsman, Patrick Sullivan, Graham Swink, Austin Walsh, Austin Wessels, Brandon West and Jonathan Williams. Second honors: William Angel, Daniel Brown, Michael Caldwell, Nicholas Carnevale, Zachary Deters, Joseph Dunajcik, Joshua Enginger, Dominic Faillace, Benjamin Flick, Adam Gardner, Zachary Goodwin, Luke Groene, Mitchell Harter, Andrew Harvey, David Huhn, Kyle Janson, Timothy Kemen, Jacob Lammers, John Lammers, Jacob Luebbe, Steven Maurer, Anthony Mazza, Matthew Meyer, Evan Mullaney, Devin Pike, Andrew Price, Alex

Reid, Davis Rensing, Francesco Sabato, Alec Schramm, Jacob Siry, Shane Smith, Clayton Sohngen, Logan Steiner and Matthew Tucker.


First honors: Stuart Adler, Ryan Albers, Peter Bengel, Clay Benjamin, Colt Benjamin, Jake Brunner, Matthew Cahall, Robert Capannari, Anthony Comarata, Drew Conroy, Hayden Cook, Zachary Davis, Andrew Dresmann, Kyle Federmann, Jacob Fields, Brian Fohl, Keith Gaskin, Joseph Giovanetti, Brent Gribbins, Adam Guck, Thomas Heil, Jacob Hills, Nathanael Hornback, Blake Hughey, Nicholas Jeannet, Thomas Kondash, Zachary Koopman, Justin Korte, Kevin Laiveling, Nicholas Lanza, Kevin Leugers, Jacob Lindle, Adam Lipps, Caleb Lottman, Michael Luebbe, Joseph Maly, Nicholas Marsh, Joseph Martinelli, Scott Maurer, Paul Mazza, Justin McDonald, Andrew Meyer, Ryan Murphy, Tyler Nieberding, Samuel Otis, Jonah Paff, Ryan Parnell, Joseph Pieper, Bon Pinzon, Thomas Reckers, Miguel Reyes-Martinez, Jeremy Rieskamp, Dylan Rolf, Michael Rolfes, Raymond Roll, Gregory Schloemer, Tyler Schumann, Kory Smith, Gunnar Smyth, Adam Sponaugle, Anthony Stacklin, Alexander Stautberg, Ian Sullivan, Henry Voellmecke, Michael Weil, Alexander Wendling and Trent Younts Second honors: Benjamin Anderson, Benjamin Beall, Nicholas Beard, Dominic Bonavita, Joseph Breidenstein, Michael Caroway, Dane Deller, Anthony Faillace, Samuel Feist, Kyle Fortman, Ryan Gates, Alexander Gramke, Jeffrey Harpenau, Moses Harris, Andrew Hilvers, Kevin Hoff, Steven Leesman, Joshua Murphy, Andrew Neiheisel, Marc Paustian, Eric Rolfes, Nicholas Rosfeld, Gregory Suer, Zachary Theders, Dulman, Jason Van Dulman, Jeffrey Vollmer, Michael Wagner, Brennen Walsh, Andrew Watkins, Zachary Willmes and Jonathan Witte.



West-Side golfers prep to take to the links By Tom Skeen

Steam rolls into postseason

The Cincinnati Steam clinched a first-round by in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League playoffs after a 9-3 win July 26 over the Licking County Settlers. After starting the season 10-9, the Steam won 14 of their final 21 games to finish the season 2416, which tied the Settlers for second place but the Steam own the tie-breaker. Coach Billy O’Conner’s team begins postseason play July 31 on the road and will be back home Aug. 1 for game two of a best-of-three series. Their opponent is still to be determined.

After a busy summer, the 2013 high school golf season is upon us. Here is a preview of the teams in the Western Hills Press coverage area:


La Salle

The reigning Cincinnati Enquirer Division I Player of the Year and Greater Cincinnati Golf Coaches Association Player of the Year is back for the Lancers. Junior Daniel Wetterich – cousin of former PGA Tour pro Brett Wetterich – averaged 69.9 on 18 holes and posted a Greater Catholic League best nine-hole average of 36.90 last season. “It’s a new year so the biggest thing is trying to convince him what he did last year doesn’t matter,” La Salle coach Jon Feldkamp said. “It’s a new year.” Returning players Drew Gautheir, Taylor Healey and Zach Smith will join Wetterich is trying to help the Lancers “Roll Deep” into the postseason in 2013. “I just hope the guys can help out a little bit,” Feldkamp said. “If they can play their game I think we’ll be just fine.” The Lancers get things started in 2013 Aug. 8 with the Anderson Invitational at Legendary Run Golf Course.

Mother of Mercy

The Bobcats are coached by Rick Nicklas and Jackie Sheridan and are coming off a 9-8 season in 2012. The girls’ season begins Aug. 6 against Centerville and Xenia at Twin Base Golf Course.


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Elder 2009 graduate Matthew Robben takes over as coach in place of long-time coach Mike Trimpe. Robben coached Elder’s “B” team the previous two years. Senior Zach Bauer will captain the Panthers in 2013 and was part of the 2012 team that made a run to the district tournament. Fellow seniors Jake McSwigan and Davis Rensing both saw time with the “A” and “B” team last year, but were not part of the postseason roster. Both are expected to contribute heavily in 2013. Sophomore Kurt Fortman was Trimpe’s No. 4 golfer last season and with the graduation of three of the team’s top six golfers from a season ago, Fortman will be one of the top golfers this season for Robben. “He made the (postseason roster) last year and has had a really good summer so far,” Robben said of Fortman. “We are expecting some really good things out of him this year.” Junior Josh Rhoads caps the Panthers’ top five golfers for 2013. “The guys haven’t played together a whole lot, but they did a lot of offseason work together,” the first-year coach said. “The ones that could make it to (the offseason work) really bonded and played a lot of golf this summer together so I think once things get started and we get a few matches under our belt we will be just fine.” The Panthers get their season started Aug. 8 with the Anderson Invitational at Legendary Run Golf Course.


Oak Hills High School’s Sam Meek tees off at the first hole of the Division I district golf tournament, last season at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown. Meek is expected to be the No. 1 golfer for the Highlanders in 2013.FILE ART

Starting pitcher Eric Martin tosses a strike to a Licking County batter in the third inning. Martin earned the win for the Steam after going five innings and allowing four hits and two earned runs while striking out four. TOM

Oak Hills Coach Aron Strine takes is set to begin his fourth season with Oak Hills and he does so with a very experienced squad on his hands. Strine’s top five golfers include four seniors and a junior. Senior Sam Meek is back after averaging a 38.80 last season, which was sixth best in the Greater Miami Conference. Following Meek is fellow senior Ben Laumann was third on the team last season with a 40.10 nine-hole average. Hayden Burns, Kevin Wright and junior Ty Sauer round out the top five for the Highlanders. Burns, Wright and Sauer each averaged slightly over a 43 in 2012. With all this experience, Strine’s squad is looking for the schools first-ever league title after a second-place finish a season ago. “My five returning players do what they need to do in the offseason to prepare themselves for the regular season,” the coach said. “They work hard and are committed to getting better in search of our first GMC title. I look forward to the 2013 season as the sky is the limit of what we can achieve.” The Highlanders start their season Aug. 14 with the Fairfield Invitational at Fairfield – South Trace Golf Course. The Lady Highlanders will miss state qualifier Mackenzie Laumann, who is off to Northern Kentucky University where she will tow the links, but coach Sandy Fernbacher returns three starters from their district qualifying team of a season ago. Seniors Michal Beth Hobstetter and Megan Eckstein will captain the team in 2013, while sophomore Kelsey Wessels – Fernbacher’s No. 2 golfer last season – will likely take over Laumann’s top spot.


The Saints are coached by Peggy Korte and are coming off a 13-9 season in 2012 where they finished second in the Girls Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet Division. Korte’s team finished seventh in the final Enquirer Division I area coaches’ poll, but graduated four of their top seven golfers from last season. No other information was available before press deadline.

St. Xavier

Entering his 10th season as the Bombers’ coach and coming off a first-place finish in the GCL South, coach Alex Kepley’s See GOLF, Page A9

Tim O’Conner gets out of the box after lifting a sacrifice fly to right field. The centerfielder finished the day 0-for-3 with a run batted in. TOM



Runners set sights on finish line Oak Hills

By Tom Skeen

Area high school runners are set to take to the trails. Here is preview of Western Hills Press teams:


The Panthers are coached by Steve Spencer and return seniors Adam Gardner and Logan Steiner, who both reached the regional meet in 2012. No other information was available before press deadline.

La Salle

Coach Frank Russo will look to continue the Lancers’ streak of sending the team or an individual to the regional meet every year since 1984. Russo took over the team in 1983. The 2012 season marked the first time since 1985 that La Salle wasn’t represented at the state meet. “Since we won the state title in 2011, we have been in a rebuilding mode,” Russo said. “We’ve got pretty high expectations like we do every year, but we feel we are moving in the right direction.” Captain Adam Kluesener will lead the Lancers in 2013. “One of the things I like about Adam is he’s leading by example,” the coach said. “He’s at practice, he never misses conditioning, he’s constantly up front controlling the tempo and he’s pulling the younger guys along and keep everybody together as a pack. All of those things are a big part of being an outstanding role model and leader.” Junior Devin Sherman looks to be Russo’s No. 2 runner, followed by sophomore Brad Anneken, Jason Hanley, junior Michael Campbell and senior Andy Cornelius. “I feel we can be one of the top five team in the city,” Russo said. “Our short-term goal is to get to the regional meet as a team, get right up there in the mix to get in to the state championships.”

Mother of Mercy

Senior Emma Hatch will look to make history for the

Mercy’s Emma Hatch (761) competes during the Division I state cross country meet last year. Hatch will look to become the school’s first three-time state qualifier in cross country.FILE ART

Bobcats in 2013. The two-time state qualifier aims to become the school’s first three-time state qualifier in cross country. “She’s looking very strong,” coach Scott Ridder said. “She worked very hard to improve and her form is better and she’s stronger than ever. Her goal is to finish in the top 10 in the state.” Hatch will also look to break the school record of18 minutes, 35 seconds. Her personal best thus far is 18:39. Natalie Geraci enters her third year with the varsity squad and looks to take over the No. 2 spot on Ridder’s roster after the departure of Melina Artmayer. “She’s been healthy and has had the best summer of her career,” Ridder said. “She’s looking to make a big improvement this year.” Tori Weckenbrock, Maria Waters and freshman Alex Stevens are all expected to contribute. Ridder is looking for big things from his freshman. “She ran for Oak Hills’ junior high program last year and there is a good chance she could be one of our top three runners this year.” The Bobcats begin Aug. 24 with the Lakota Fall Classic at Voice of America Park.

Girls track coach Jake Richards takes over the boys’ team in place of Joe Zienner in 2013. The Highlanders graduated their top three runners from a season ago in Mitch Bischoff, Blake Meyer and Ross Frondorf. Shellie Hageman mans the Lady Highlanders’ cross country squad. B’s Frondorf is back after earning first-team All-Greater Miami Conference honors last year. Joining Frondorf are second-teamers Sydney Kilgore, Karlee Meiman and Emma Zimmer. No other information was available.


The Saints are coming off a season where they placed fourth at the GGCL meet and were fifth at districts. Senior Brooke Schleben reached the regional meet and was named first-team All-GGCL. Karen Berndt coaches the Saints. No other information was available before deadline.

St. Xavier

Coming off their first state title since 2003, leading the charge this season will be seniors Michael Hall and Evan Stifel. Hall finished 24th at state last season, while Stifel was 32nd. Mike Dehring returns to coach the Bombers in 2013.


Carrie Stecher returns to coach both the boys and girls cross country teams. Chad Mason returns after reaching the regional meet last season. Kaden Wells will be in the mix as well as freshman Nick Tripplett, who had a successful middle school career, according to Stecher. “We have quite a few new faces,” the coach said. “It’s really exciting.” State qualifier in the hurdles Lizzi Lakamp enters her first year with the cross country team and along with senior Jessica Smith and sophomore Sutty Godar will make up the Yellow Jackets’ top three runners this fall.



SIDELINES Raiders baseball tryouts

The 2014 West Side Raiders 12U and 13U teams will have tryouts Sunday, Aug. 4, at TCYO Fields. The 12U team tryouts are from noon to 2 p.m. and 13U tryouts are 2 to 4 p.m. Players should arrive early for registration and warm-up. Visit and click on “Tryouts” or contact Dave Bittner at

Eagles baseball tryouts

The 2014 13U Delhi Eagles will conduct open tryouts Sunday, Aug. 4, and Saturday, Aug. 10. Both tryouts will run from 1 to 3 p.m. and will be at Delhi Park Field 1. Players must attend at least

Golf team is looking strong. Kirran Magowan is back for his sophomore campaign after earning Enquirer first-team, first team all-district and GCL first-team honors as a freshman. His nine-hole average of 37.27 was second in the league. Brendan Keating enters his second season with varsity after an impressive junior year where he averaged 39.71, earning himself second team All-GCL honors. Matt Schiller took home first team All-GCL honors and was an all-Enquirer Honorable Mention selection after posting a 38.97 average in 2012. Senior Ryan Ellis was one of Kepley’s top seven

Indoor instructional T-ball

Rivers Edge Indoor Sports in Cleves is offering a T-ball session for 4 and 5 year olds. Session includes 15 minutes of practice, with a chance for every child to bat twice. The program includes volunteer parent coaches, indoor turf and no rain-outs. Cost is $35 per child, or $400 per team. The session starts Aug. 2 with a July 31 deadline. Call 264-1775, email, or visit

The Yellow Jackets are coach by Chris Helfer and are coming off a fifthplace finish in the Cincinnati Hills League a season ago. Helfer’s squad gets underway Aug. 6 with the Madeira Invitational at The Vineyard. No other information was available by press deadline. The Lady Yellow Jackets return four starters from a season ago, which will make things a little easier for first-year coach Jeff Smith. Seniors Sara Reatherford and Emily Godar will lead the charge for Smith, while juniors Emily Oldfield and Kandice Penn round out his top four. “I think we’ll be decent,” Smith said.

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New legislation may help sewer woes Our sewer rates in Hamilton County have increased by a staggering 130 percent over the last 10 years. What’s more, the county faces paying an additional $3.2 billion in mandated sewer update costs – enough money to build two Brent Spence Bridges! Jaw-dropping bills like ours are occurring in communities across America. Why such huge rate increases? Because local communities are attempting to comply with consent decrees they’ve been forced to agree to by the federal EPA. Currently, the EPA takes a one-size-fits-all, top-down, Washington-knowsbest approach in enforcing sewer and stormwater standards. This tactic has led to exorbitant costs which make it next to impossible for local

communities to adequately fund police, fire, road repair and other local priorities. It’s a big problem. Steve Chabot Awhile COMMUNITY PRESS back, Hamilton GUEST COLUMNIST County Commissioner Todd Portune came to me seeking help on this important issue. He’s been working with a coalition of other local government officials all across the country struggling with the same problem. Todd and I, our staffs and the coalition have been working together to come up with a solution. And I believe we’ve found it. On July 17, I introduced

legislation which, if passed, would give local communities more flexibility to come up with innovative, less expensive ways to address their wastewater and stormwater challenges. Communities would still have to achieve the same high standards for clean water but additional flexibility should allow many communities to do so in a more affordable and cost-effective manner. Specifically, my bill would call for the EPA to allow 15 pilot communities across America to work with the EPA to set up their own program to come into compliance with clean water standards. Everybody wins under this common-sense approach. By allowing the EPA to work more effectively with pilot communi-

ties, residents of those communities should get cleaner water at a lower cost. Meanwhile, Congress, the EPA and affected state agencies will be able to study and learn from these programs and, if successful, eventually allow more local communities to adopt what works best in their area, thus saving taxpayers a lot of money while still maintaining stringent clean water standards. It’s my hope, and goal, that Hamilton County will be chosen as one of the 15 pilot programs. Our community, of course, would have to apply and compete for one of the 15 slots in a fair and above-board process. But if selected, the Hamilton County Commissioners estimate this legislation could save county ratepayers

hundreds of millions of dollars compared to the current estimated cost of mandated repairs. This has been a difficult and challenging issue for our community, and I want to thank and commend Commissioner Portune for his leadership in addressing it in a very innovative and thoughtful manner. I guess this is at least one example of bipartisanship at work – a Democrat and a Republican working together to get something done for our community, and for our country.

Republican Steve Chabot represents the 1st District. He can be reached at 441 Vine St., Room 3003, Cincinnati, OH., 45202, phone 513-684-2723; or by email at contact-me/.

Budget moving Ohio Consider who to get estimate in right direction from, engineer or foundation? The Ohio budget that was signed into law at the end of last month was not perfect, and neither is the budget process. But after all the ideas, testimony and alternatives were weighed, I think it is a budget that will continue to move Ohio in the right direction. And Ohio is headed in the right direction. One way to consider evaluating Ohio’s financial situation is to consider it as a “turn around” business with a $30 billion per year budget. Compared to the state’s financial position just three years ago, the transformation that has taken place is exceptional. While we would all agree that there is still a long way to go, I am pleased by the progress that has been made and expect it to continue. Since the beginning of the previous budget cycle in early 2011, Ohioans have created more than 170,000 jobs. Those jobs provide opportunities for people to make their own individual decisions and lead to an increase in total wealth in our state. Because people who pay taxes first have to earn the money, cutting income taxes on income earners and small businesses was the responsible thing to do. It will make Ohio more competitive in attracting new business and will help existing Ohio businesses grow. The growth in wealth created and the jobs that create the wealth makes it possible to fund important public institutions, such as schools. This budget increases funding for nearly 70 percent of the school districts in Ohio, and 80 percent of the students in the state will be attending schools receiving greater funding. No school district is getting less than they did last year. This was possible because we have a growing economy that produces jobs. It is also important to have funds on hand should the state experience an economic downturn in the future. Gov. Kasich recently announced that an additional $996 billion is being put in the rainy day fund, expanding it to a total of $1.48 billion. This fund is analogous to ensuring adequate working capital in a business. In an economic downturn in the past, the state was forced to cut


spending for schools and infrastructure. The $1.48 billion in our state’s “balance sheet” will allow continued funding of critical services when the tax revenue

fluctuates. In government, there is always pressure for money to be spent. In the future, the Legislature must be more assertive earlier in the budgeting process so that more weight is given to consideration of services that the people wish to expand and as important, to the reduction or eliminating programs that no longer serve the public interest or are no longer important enough to compete for funding. The state budget impacts everyone. I think this budget is a positive step forward for Ohio, and I was proud to support it. Louis Terhar is state representative from the 30th District, which covers parts of Delhi and Green townships, Cheviot, Mount Airy, Price Hill and Westwood. He may be reached by calling 614-466-8258, e-mailing, or writing to State Rep. Louis Terhar, 77 South High St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

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f you are a homeowner that has foundation cracks or basement seepage, whom should you call? A contractor or a structural engineer? Contractors will typically give you a free estimate. This is their opinion of what might be the cause of your home’s condition. In reality, it is only a description of work the contractor promises to provide. The term free is always inviting and since the foundation repair contractor is in this business, the sales person is assumed to understand the cause and solution. Multiple contractors with similar solutions or proposals may still be the wrong repair. If you listen to radio announcers, they will always recommend contractors, even to family and friends. Listeners may believe, since the radio personality appears to be honest and knowledgeable, the contractor can be presumed to be knowledgeable, fair and honest. Radio personalities get paid for the use of their name. Also, a contractor’s opinions of how to repair your home’s issues might change depending on their workload. If their backlog of work is light, they will try harder to get your project, which may mean they have more inventive (and expensive) solutions to share with you. The contractor should only be recognized as an expert in his product and its installation. This doesn’t mean his installation will solve your home’s problem, but will pro-

vide a bill that you will have to pay. A property owner that pays a contractor thousands of dolMichael lars and does Montgomery not get the COMMUNITY PRESS right solution GUEST COLUMNIST is out a lot of money. Even $500 for the wrong repair is expensive, especially in today’s economy. I know that several homeowners are afraid to call an engineer to find out the problem if one really does exist. We have several contractors that will suggest a client to schedule an appointment with us and never do. Some feel the contractor should understand the problem; some are only looking for a free estimate, others are afraid to call. I have a difficult time understanding why a homeowner will risk several thousand dollars without getting a professional opinion or design plan. No one would build a house without a design plan. Several years ago, a condominium association almost wrote a check for $118,000 to repairs cracks, but after talking to us, they spent less than $1,000 to repair the problem. Another homeowner called our firm recently because he had hired a contractor for repairs several years ago that didn’t fix the problem. Recently, a 75-year-old widow had $11,000 and $30,000 bids for

foundation repairs from reputable firms because she had cracks in her hallway, no foundation cracks and only a hairline wide brick crack. None of her home’s issues actually required a foundation repair. She asked to give me a hug. These are just a few examples of many I could share. For a minimal inspection fee, an engineer can inform you if there is really a concern. If repairs are suggested, an engineering design plan can be provided that several contractors can bid from and get a building permit if appropriate. You will also have a record of the necessary repairs, instead of a written estimate or a sketch with x’s and lines. Look for an engineer that will take the time to fully explain the problem, discuss options for repairs and willing to provide a design plan. The engineer is working for the good of your home. Don’t be over-sold or pressured. Some contractors are very high pressure and are probably offering a high bid proposal. If an engineer’s opinion seems excessive or not logical, it may well worth getting a second engineer’s opinion. No one wants to spend thousands for the wrong type of work. Michael Montgomery of Buyers Protection Group is a licensed engineer in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. He can be reached at 800-285-3001 or

MEETINGS Here is a list of government meetings in the Western Hills Press area: » Village of Addyston Council members meet at 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month at the Addyston Municipal Building, 235 Main St. Phone: 941-1313. Mayor: Dan Pillow. » Cheviot City Council members meet at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at city hall, 3814 Harrison Ave. Phone: 661-2700. Mayor: Samuel Keller. President of Council: Deborah M. Slaughter. » Cincinnati City Council meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. When there is a Monday holiday, all meetings including committee meetings

are pushed back a day. City Manager: Milton Dohoney Jr. Mayor: Mark Mallory. » Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education usually meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 2651 Burnet Ave. Board of Education phone: 475-7000. Superintendent: Mary Ronan. Board President: Eve Bolton. » Village of Cleves Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Cleves Municipal Building, 101 North Miami Ave. Phone: 941-5127 for information. Mayor: Danny Stacy. » Green Township Trustees meet at 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth

5556 Cheviot Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45247 phone: 923-3111 fax: 853-6220 email: web site:

Mondays of the month at the administration building, 6303 Harrison Ave. Phone: 574-4848. Administrator: Kevin Celarek. Trustee Chairman: David Linnenberg. » Miami Township Board of Trustees at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Miami Township Administration Building, 3780 Shady Lane. Phone: 941-2466. Board president: Paul Beck. » Village of North Bend Council meets at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of each month at the North Bend Municipal Building, 21 Taylor Ave. Phone: 9410610. Mayor: Doug Sammons.

Western Hills Press Editor Marc Emral, 853-6264 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.




Mercy Beyond Borders founders talks with students

Sister Marilyn Lacey, founder of Mercy Beyond Borders, speaks to teacher Kate Mitchell’s HerStory class. THANKS TO JENNY KRONER-JACKSON

to others and the more merciful we become.” Attentiveness and compassion are two values she lives by. She shared examples of becoming more aware of the brothers and sisters around her, which lead to compassion, noting “if you focus on the goodness within those around you amazing things will happen.” Following the all-school presentation, Lacey held a question-and-answer session with juniors and seniors in Kate Mitchell’s HerStory class, a women’s studies course that focuses on current issues, topics and concerns facing women of today, here in the United States as well as worldwide. Students have recently finished reading Lacey’s book “This Flowing Toward Me: A Story of God Arriving in Strangers.”



Taylor winner in Golden Lion Awards Film Festival

The Mary C. Donovan Memorial Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees has announced the recipients of scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year at St. Teresa of Avila School. Scholarship winners best exemplify Donovan's commitment to the Catholic faith and education. They were nominated on due to their academic records, as well as their service to the school and the parish. All 10 of Donovan's children completed their grade school education at St. Teresa. Pictured from left are seventh-graders Olivia Ryan, Quinn James, Alex Vale, Nate Schatzman, Emily Schmitz and Evan Bold. Gabby Zaccaria was also an award winner, but wasn't present on the day of the assembly. PROVIDED.

Sister Marilyn Lacey, founder of Mercy Beyond Borders, spoke to a Mother of Mercy High School all-school presentation about her experience in the organization. Mercy Beyond Borders, formed in 2008, partners with displaced women and children in ways that alleviate their extreme poverty. Lacey shared her story of being a math teacher in Los Angles for several years before answering a simple bulletin board message asking for help with displaced refugees. From that moment on she has dedicated the past 30 years to working with refugees. When she founded Mercy Beyond Borders they began in South Sudan, which has one-quarter of the world’s displaced people, and later expanded to Haiti, where tens of thousands remain displaced since the 2010 earthquake. Mercy Beyond Borders states “Where Women Learn, Women Matter,” and their focus is on women and girls – whether promoting health, supporting economic development or providing formal schooling and scholarships. In the mix of sharing stories about her work with refugees and Mercy Beyond Borders, Lacey shared her belief that “the closer we get to God, the more attentive we become


Mother of Mercy’s connection with Mercy Beyond Borders began during the 20102011 school year when Student Council initiated a Global Action Project connected to its annual Student Walk. In the spring of 2011, a portion of funds raised was donated to Mercy Beyond Borders. The funds were designated for high school scholarships for two Sudanese refugee girls in the GO! (Girls’ Opportunities) Scholars program at $1,000 each, another $1,000 to provide health kits and medicine to Sudanese girls’ schools, and finally another $1,000 sent to the St. Bakhita School to support 10 primary school students for an entire school year. To learn more about Mercy Beyond Borders visit

Ursuline Academy hosted the Fourth Annual Golden Lion Awards Film Festival April 12 in the school’s Besl Theatre. The event brought students from 10 regional schools, and 84 films were pre-judged in categories from comedies and documentaries to news reports and music videos. The main event sponsor was Kroger; other sponsors were Ursuline Academy, Taylor High School, Mariemont High School, Mason High School, Indian Hill High School, St. Ursula Academy and INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati. Thirteen judges from local news stations, universities, and video companies participated. Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film in Nashville, Tenn. offered scholarships to the top four awards as follows:i » Critic’s Choice – Best of Show: Jacob Logeman of Indian Hill High School for “Stranded – MC Edition.” He received a $10,000 scholarship, payable over four years. » Best Cinematography: Ryan Salamone and Joey Campisano of Taylor High School for “Prescription Drug Abuse.” Principal cinematographer received an $8,000 scholarship, payable over four years. » Best Screenplay: Zoe Cheng and Sophie Leung-Wolf of Walnut Hills High School for “Contrition.” Principal writer received an $8,000 scholarship, payable over four years. » Most Inspirational: Bryan Hatcher, India Ballew, Maya George, LaRenda Nelms, Wilson Harris, Margan Harris, Aaryn Barnes, Chez’ Gray from Hughes High School. Principal director received an $8,000 scholarship, payable over four years. Ursuline electronic and digital media teacher Ann Brinkmann gives special recognition to Neal Ryan of Taylor High School for co-directing the festi-

val, creating the festival website and handling all video submissions, and to David Valentine of Mariemont High School for coordinating with all the judges. “It is amazing the talent and creativity among students in the Greater Cincinnati area,” Ryan said. “These students are led by top educators that allow them to grow in multi-dimensional ways through their various video classes. The Golden Lion Film Festival provides a real world opportunity to connect students with judges from the work force who offer valuable feedback. This connection between professionals and students allows the learning process to transcend the classroom.” Contest judge, UA alumna and Local 12 news anchor Tiffany Wilson ‘03 said, “Ursuline students went over and above to create a true red carpet experience for the Golden Lions Awards. The evening was a wonderful showcase of the best of the best of student cinematography in the Tristate. I was blown away by the creativity, skill and professionalism demonstrated in some of the films. Kudos to all who were involved!” Another judge, Sara Drabik of Northern Kentucky University, said “It was amazing to see so much budding talent represented on the screen and in person at the festival. It was an honor to be a judge, and I can’t wait to see what these young filmmakers create next!” Ursuline senior and one of the event emcees, Grace Ries of Liberty Township, concurred. “The event was a great opportunity for students to showcase their films and meet other likeminded, creative people in their area. The amount of talent among local schools alone is unbelievable, and should make for another competitive round of submissions next year.” Ursuline senior Grace Ries, Jacob Logeman of Indian Hill High School and contest judge Greg Ullman, senior project manager of Prestige AV & Creative Services, at the Golden Lion Film Festival. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

St. Xavier HS bestows awards to graduating seniors

The Following St. Xavier High School student won awards as graduating seniors. » English – Matthew S. Duma » Mathematics – Daniel Gallegos Ortega » Computer Science – Joseph T. Knight » Chinese – Paul W. Meyer » French – Anthony J. Asher Jr. » German – Andrew M. Philip » Latin – N. Ryan Fletcher » Spanish – William R. Rinaldi » Health/physical education – Kevin R. Kist » Religious education – James P. Grabowski » The J. Harold Kotte, M.D. Biology Award is given to the senior who demonstrates zeal

for knowledge and skills in the life sciences as evidenced by academic achievement in a range of life sciences courses as well as commitment to life sciences programs and activities. That person was Rahul D. Rege. » Chemistry – Spencer J. Miller » Physics – John M. Harris » Social Studies – De’Sean A. Weber » Music – William C. Pensyl » Performing arts – Matthew R. Gretz » Visual arts – Matthew S. Hall Community service – Cameron J. Vogel » Senior Scholar Award – This is for the graduate with the highest cumulative average for all fouryears. This year, the

highest four year average of 98.660 is earned by Spencer J. Miller. » Since 1986 the St. Xavier Faculty Association has honored a student who has indicated an interest in teaching, who has demonstrated academic responsibility and a concern for others, and who has the potential to be a caring, creative and professional teacher. In 1989, the award was named after a dedicated member of the St. Xavier Faculty Association, Father Joe Brennan, S.J. The 2012 Joe Brennan Award was presented to John H. Delisio. » St. Francis Xavier Service Award, which is given to a graduate who has demonstrated concern for St. Xavier High School and who has given of himself to

the school in all its facets. The graduate should embody fully what is meant by service – performance of a labor for the benefit of others. Furthermore, he should be one who has not sought personal glory but has tried to do what is best for others. This year, by vote of the faculty, the award was conferred upon Jarrett D. Dillenburger. » Charles Farrell Memorial Leadership Award –This award was established by the alumni association and is intended to recognize a graduate who gives promise of being an outstanding Catholic lay leader in his church and in his community. The recipient should be a young man who has displayed qualities which indicate that he will be a believing, practicing

Catholic, a young man of high moral standards, committed to the service of God and neighbor. More than just a good person, the recipient should be a strong person who is not afraid to take a stand. This year, by vote of the faculty, the award was conferred upon Andrew J. Beckman. » The Jesuit Secondary Education Association Award given to the graduate who most closely resembles the profile of what Jesuit education is trying to accomplish, namely to form a well-rounded person who is intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice in generous service to the people of God. This year’s recipient was Thomas B. Tappel.


THINGS TO DO IN NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, AUG. 1 Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Jocko’s Pub, 4862 Delhi Ave., 244-7100. Delhi Township.

On Stage - Theater Grease, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Musical. $20 gold seats, $14, $12 seniors and college students, $10 high school students and younger. 241-6550. West Price Hill.

FRIDAY, AUG. 2 Drink Tastings Summer Wine Tasting, 5:30-8 p.m., Nature Nook Florist, 10 S. Miami Ave., Sampling whites, rose and reds perfect for hot weather. Five tastings and light snacks. Ages 21 and up. $6. Through Aug. 23. 467-1988. Cleves.

Education Teen Financial Literacy Workshop, 1 p.m., Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave., Designed to engage teens with hands-on activities, games and materials for better understanding of personal finance topics. Ages 12-18. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6960. Westwood.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 481-1914; Cheviot.

Festivals St. Aloysius on-the-Ohio Parish Festival, 6-11:30 p.m., St. Aloysius-on-the-Ohio Church, 134 Whipple St., Burgers, hot dogs, brats, metts and fish available for purchase. Bands, games, rides, booths and more. Alcohol available for purchase with wristband and ID. 941-3445; Sayler Park. St. Teresa of Avila Parish Festival, 6:30-11:30 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila Church, 1175 Overlook Ave., Parking lot and grounds. Theme: Red’s Night. LaRosa’s Pizza, Skyline Chili, ice cream and more. Beer and mixed slush drinks available for purchase with wristband and ID. Benefits St. Teresa of Avila Church. Free. Through Aug. 4. 921-9200; West Price Hill.

On Stage - Theater Grease, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $20 gold seats, $14, $12 seniors and college students, $10 high school students and younger. 241-6550. West Price Hill. Love Rides the Rails, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Cheer the hero and boo the villain in this oldfashioned, fun-for-the-wholefamily melodrama. $15. Presented by The Drama Workshop. Through Aug. 11. 598-8303; Cheviot.

SATURDAY, AUG. 3 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101, 9-11 a.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn to sew on sewing machine. Leave with pillow you have sewn yourself. All materials provided. $50. Registration required. Through Sept. 7. 225-8441; Cheviot. Stained Glass Make It and Take It, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn basic skills of cutting glass, foil wrap and how to use simple welding iron to make garden stake decoration for your garden. All supplies included. For ages 12 and up. $25. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Classes, 10:3011:30 a.m., St. John’s Westminster Union Church, 1085 Neeb Road, $25 for five classes. Presented by Zumba Fitness. 347-4613. Delhi Township.

Festivals St. Aloysius on-the-Ohio Parish Festival, 5-11:30 p.m., St. Aloysius-on-the-Ohio Church, 941-3445; Sayler Park.

St. Teresa of Avila Parish Festival, 5-11:30 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila Church, Theme: Bahama Night. Free. 921-9200; West Price Hill. Sayler Park Sustains, Noon-10 p.m., Nelson Sayler Memorial Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Celebrate community, stewardship and sustainability with local vendors, food and drink and hands-on demonstrations in permaculture, organic gardening, urban chicken and bee-keeping and DIY solar. Music by the Tillers, Magnolia Mountain and more. Free. Presented by Sayler Park Village Council. 675-0496. Sayler Park.

Films Covedale Gardens Movie Night, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Covedale Gardens, Ralph and Covedale avenues, Film: “Ocean’s Thirteen.” Bring seating. Free. Presented by Covedale Neighborhood Association. 471-1536. Covedale.

Garden Clubs Hillside Community Garden Regular Gardening Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Hillside Community Garden, 5701 Delhi Road, Garden together in unique hillside edible garden. All experience levels welcome. Dress for weather and bring water to drink. Work gloves and boots recommended. Other useful items are pruning shears and shovels. Free. Presented by Hillside Community Garden Committee. 400-4511; Delhi Township.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 598-3089; Green Township.

On Stage - Theater Love Rides the Rails, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot.

SUNDAY, AUG. 4 Art & Craft Classes Stained Glass Make It and Take It, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $25. 2258441; Cheviot.

Festivals St. Aloysius on-the-Ohio Parish Festival, 4-10:30 p.m., St. Aloysius-on-the-Ohio Church, Chicken livers and chicken dinner available for purchase 4 p.m. 941-3445; Sayler Park. St. Teresa of Avila Parish Festival, 4-10 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila Church, Theme: Green and White Out. “The Farm” chicken dinner available for purchase 4-7 p.m. Free. 921-9200; West Price Hill.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 598-3089; Green Township.

On Stage - Theater Grease, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $20 gold seats, $14, $12 seniors and college students, $10 high school students and younger. 241-6550. West Price Hill. Love Rides the Rails, 2 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 5988303; Cheviot.

Senior Citizens Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road, Non-members welcome. Music by Nelson. $5. Presented by Delhi Seniors. Through Dec. 1. 451-3560. Delhi Township.

MONDAY, AUG. 5 Exercise Classes Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Moving meditation, increasing strength and flexibility, allowing for calming of mind and refreshing of spirit. Bring mat. $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Town-

The Drama Workshop presents “Love Rides the Rail” Aug. 2-11 at the Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave. From left are Victoria Covarrubias as Carlotta Cortez, Joe Penno as Dirk Sneath and Gabriela Waesch as Fifi.THANKS TO ELAINE VOLKER ship. Aqua Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, Pool. With Deb Yaeger. $10. Presented by Oak Hills Community Education. 451-3595; Green Township.


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Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Farmers Market Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Nelson Sayler Memorial Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Farmers Market with home-grown items like fruits, vegetables, desserts, salsas, relishes, jam and olive oil. Presented by Sayler Park Village Council. 675-0496. Sayler Park.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7 Art & Craft Classes Open Studio Night, 6-8 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Bring your own work-in-process craft and use space to get creativity flowing. Help available for creating new project. Free. 225-8441; Cheviot. Sewing 101, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441; Cheviot. Chainmaille 101: Easy Earrings, 1-3 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn basic chainmaille techniques while making colorful shaggy loop earrings. No experience necessary, supplies included. For ages 12 and up, adult supervision required for ages 11 and under. $25. 225-8441; Cheviot.

For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township.

THURSDAY, AUG. 8 Art & Craft Classes An Evening of Needle Felting, 6-8 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn how to needle felt and experience magic of turning pile of wool into finished project. For ages 12 and up. $20. 225-8441. Cheviot. Fanciful Fairies, 1-3 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Make your own tiny fairy to be hung as decoration or to play with. All supplies included. $20. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Jocko’s Pub, 244-7100. Delhi Township.

FRIDAY, AUG. 9 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 481-1914; Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater Love Rides the Rails, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 5988303; Cheviot.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township.

On Stage - Theater Love Rides the Rails, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot.

SUNDAY, AUG. 11 Art & Craft Classes Beginning Knitting, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $10. 225-8441; Cheviot. Chainmaille 101: Bracelet, 2-4 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Make European 4-1 weave bracelet in beginner’s workshop. No experience necessary, all supplies included. For ages 12 and up, adult supervision required for ages 11 and under. $35. 2258441; Cheviot.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 598-3089; Green Township.

On Stage - Theater Love Rides the Rails, 2 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 5988303; Cheviot.


Religious - Community

Exercise Classes

Art & Craft Classes

Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Aqua Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Oak Hills High School, $10. 451-3595; Green Township.

Sewing 101, 9-11 a.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441; Cheviot. Beginning Knitting, 3:30-5 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn basics of casting on, knit and purl stitches and casting off. For ages 10 and up. $10. 225-8441; Cheviot. Paint an Owl, Noon-2 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Paint and personalize metal owl to hang on your wall. All supplies included. For ages 8 and up. $25. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Catholic Singles’ Picnic, 2-8:30 p.m., Delhi Park, 5125 Foley Road, Park Shelter No. 3. Potluck grill out. Bring side dish or dessert. Meat entree. Ice and soft drink provided. Meet other local Catholic singles. Ages 21 and up. $5. Presented by Catholic Alumni Club. 574-8573; Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Yoga Back Therapy, 6 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Gentle yoga postures to soothe the back. $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 6752725; Delhi Township.

Religious - Community Wednesday Night Solutions, 7-8:30 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 3420 Glenmore Ave., Weekly interactive DVD presentation hosted by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Variety of topics addressing everyday issues such as communication, conflict and more. 922-7897; resources/solutions. Cheviot. Free Community Meal, 5:306:30 p.m., Central Church of Christ, 3501 Cheviot Ave., Free. 481-5820; Westwood.

Senior Citizens Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors and beginners with standing and chair participation.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Classes, 10:3011:30 a.m., St. John’s Westminster Union Church, $25 for five classes. 347-4613. Delhi Township.

Garden Clubs Hillside Community Garden Regular Gardening Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Hillside Community Garden, Free. 400-4511; Delhi Township.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 598-3089; Green Township.

Sports Alzheimer’s Association Blondes vs. Brunettes, 2-3:30 p.m., Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., Football Field. Two teams of women, divided to reflect age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes, compete in flag football game. Benefits Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. $10 donation. Presented by Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. 721-4284; bvbcincinnati. West Price Hill.

MONDAY, AUG. 12 Exercise Classes Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7 p.m., EarthConnection, $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Aqua Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Oak Hills High School, $10. 451-3595; Green Township.

Summer Camps - Arts Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre Pre Program - Summer Drama Camp, 9 a.m.-2

p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Session Two. Daily through Aug. 16. Final performance is free at 3 p.m. Aug. 16. Acting, improvisation, theatre skills, music and final performance on stage. Program features experienced instructors. Ages 10-13. $100. Registration required. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

TUESDAY, AUG. 13 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Farmers Market Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Nelson Sayler Memorial Park, 675-0496. Sayler Park.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Exercise Classes Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Music - Concerts Covedale Gardens Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., Covedale Gardens, Ralph and Covedale avenues, Music by Mandorla. KDots Restaurant sells hotdogs and hamburgers. Frisch’s Big Boy greets children. Bring seating. Presented by Covedale Neighborhood Association. 471-1536. Covedale.

Religious - Community Wednesday Night Solutions, 7-8:30 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 922-7897; Cheviot. Free Community Meal, 5:306:30 p.m., Central Church of Christ, Free. 481-5820; Westwood.

Senior Citizens Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, $3, $25 for 10 classes. 205-5064; Green Township.

THURSDAY, AUG. 15 Art & Craft Classes Mixed Media Owl Painting, 6-7:30 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Artist-led beginner’s class on making mixed-media painting of an owl to decorate walls. Supplies included. For ages 10 and up. $25. 225-8441; Cheviot.

FRIDAY, AUG. 16 Festivals St. William Parish Festival, 6-11 p.m. Food specials: fish and pulled pork barbecue. Music by the Rusty Griswolds. Shuttle from St. Dominic available. Ages 18 and up Friday only., St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., Beer/wine/frozen margaritas with ID and wristband. Bid-NBuy. 921-0247; West Price Hill.



Cherry bounce is heirloom classic I couldn’t resist buying an extra pound of dark cherries from the grocery. Not to eat out of hand or put into fruit salads, but to make cherry bounce. It’s an old fashioned liqueur with true heirloom status. I believe the Shakers used to make something like cherry bounce and used it as a medicinal for sore throats, etc. The recipe is a hand-written one from my friend Ann Rudloff, a Kentucky reader. Her mom, Mary, made it every year. Mary said it would cure just about anything. She’s in heaven now and is probably still brewing up batches! I’ve known friends to use it as an after dinner cordial and to spoon the cherries from the bottom of the bottle onto ice cream or cake.

Classic cherry bounce

Mary used to use sugar string candy, several pieces, for the sugar. I can’t always find that so I use regular sugar. 1 pound dark cherries stemmed but not pitted. 2 cups sugar 1 bottle bourbon whiskey

Put cherries in glass jar. Pour sugar and whiskey over. Put lid on. Shake each day until sugar dissolves. Here’s the kicker, though. Wait

about 4-6 months before drinking. I keep mine in my pie safe. Great as a holiday gift. Rita Be sure Heikenfeld and put on RITA’S KITCHEN the label that the cherries have pits.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

I’m substituting raw honey for the sugar in one of my batches. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Summer muffaletta with olive dressing

A bit messy to eat, but oh so good! Tomatoes, red onions and lettuce from the garden make this a favorite summer sandwich. One loaf Italian or favorite bread, sliced into two horizontally. You can use the round or long loaf. Filling: ⁄2 pound each: Havarti or provolone cheese and ham 1 ⁄4 pound salami Tomato slices Red onion rings Leaf lettuce


Dressing: Go to taste on this. If you don’t like black olives, use green olives.

You may wind up with dressing left over. It makes a nice spread for wraps.

⁄2 cup finely chopped black olives 2 ⁄3 cup olive oil 1 ⁄3 cup red wine vinegar Minced onion to taste (start with 1 tablespoon) Palmful fresh basil, chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, minced or 1 teaspoon dried 1

Pepper to taste Whisk together dressing ingredients. Set aside. Hollow out bottom loaf, leaving 1⁄2 thick sides. Hollow out top loaf, but leave sides a bit thicker. Spread dressing on inside of top and bottom loaves. Set top aside. Start layering meats, cheese, vegetables and lettuce, brushing each layer with dressing, until you run out of filling. Press each layer down as you go. Press top onto sandwich and wrap and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. Cut into big wedges to serve.

Can you help?

Perpetual bread “starter.” For Nanci P. who said she was watching Paula Deen’s show and a person brought with her a starter that she had had for 42 years. “She added a bit to her cinnamon yeast rolls, but

A summer muffaletta with olive dressing is a bit messy, but it is good tasting.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

she said you can add to any bread, muffin, etc. How would I create my own starter and are they difficult to feed, keep temperature proper, and any other criteria?” Nanci told me this is not a sourdough starter, and I’m thinking it’s something like my friendship bread starter, which can be kept for eons as long as it’s kept

fed. It can also be frozen. Does anybody have a starter similar to what Nanci wants? Greyhound Grille’s pasta Gabrielle. Kentucky reader Mary Ann B. would love to know how to make this or something similar. Update on 7-Up cake. Thanks to all who sent in this recipe for Tom W. I am paring through them

and will share one soon. Readers sent in both from scratch recipes and ones that start with a cake mix.

Meet at the Miami Whitewater Forest Visitor Center for a program on late summer bloomers. The program is from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. Miami Whitewater Forest is at 9001 Mt. Hope Road. Join the naturalist for a morning walk along part of the Shaker Trace Trail and search for some of Ohio’s late blooming wildflowers. Identification tips and folklore will be shared. The program is free. A valid Great Parks of

Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, visit or call 513-521-7275. You can also learn about park district programs at or check out the Hamilton County Park District’s Facebook page.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

BRIEFLY The Western Hills Mothers of Twins Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month. The mission of the club is to provide support, education and outreach programs to parents, expectant parents and guardians of mulitples. For information, visit the website at http://

Baseball tryouts

The 2014 West Side Raiders 12U and 13U teams will be holding tryouts on Sunday, Aug. 4, at TCYO Fields. The 12U team tryouts are from noon-2 p.m. and the 13U team tryouts are from 2-4 p.m. Arrive early for registration and warm ups. For information go to and click on “Tryouts” or email Dave Bittner at dbit

Pincushion class

An arts and crafts class featuring “Pretty Little Pincushions,” will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave. Create whimsical pin cushion using felted wool and vintage glassware. All supplies included, extra pin cushion bases available for purchase. Classes are for those ages 12 and up. Cost is $25. Call 513-225-8441 or visit the website at

County parks offer hiking programs

With close to 70 miles

of trails, Great Parks of Hamilton County contain some of the best hiking destinations in the area. New and veteran hikers alike are encouraged to challenge themselves with the Great Parks Hiking Staff and Master Hiker programs. The Hiking Staff program rewards visitors who hike seven different Great Parks’ trails with the opportunity to purchase an exclusive wooden hiking staff. Hikers are then eligible to purchase an annual metal insignia for their staff every year that they complete seven trails (limit one emblem per year). The Master Hiker program, which has its own metal insignia, is only for those who have hiked 31 specific trails at 13 different parks and preserves. Interested hikers can learn more about the program or get started by downloading the entry form at activities/trails.

Covedale theater hosts arts fair

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., will host its12th annual Arts & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Sixty area artists will be on hand to display and sell their original works. Mixed media will include pottery, jewelry, enamel painted iron tiles, wood works, oils, water colors, graphic art, fiber art, acrylics, photography, ceramics and more. The fair is a free and open to the public. Don’t miss the chance to see and purchase the works of area artists For more information, visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproduction- or call 241-6550.

Laughter fundraiser

Ray Guarendi, the father of 10, an acclaimed clinical psychologist, author, speaker, and nationally syndicated radio host, will be the featured guest speaker at Guarendi Pregnancy Center West’s September fundraiser Thursday, Sept. 12 at Wunderland Reception Hall on Colerain Avenue. His presentation is entitled “Laughter: the Sanity of Family.” One of his radio programs, “The Doctor is In” can be heard weekdays on 740AM Sacred Heart Radio. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the work of Pregnancy Center West, a pro-life Christian ministry serving women on the West Side. To purchase tickets or for more information contact Pregnancy Center West at 244-5700 or

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Door-to-door sales have three days to cancel When you buy something from a door-to-door salesman you have three days in which to cancel. However, one area woman says she had a hard time trying to cancel a purchase made by her mother and her experience serves as a lesson for us all. Renee Gruseck, of Price Hill, says a door-todoor salesman sold her mother a new vacuum cleaner. The problem is she didn’t need a new vacuum cleaner. “I came in and took a look at the sweeper and the contract

and got on the phone with company,” she said. The distributor of the vacuum Howard cleaner Ain had sold HEY HOWARD! the unit with lots of attachments. So she had her mother sign to cancel the deal and then called the company to explain about her mother’s mild cognitive impairment. “I explained to them

that there was an impairment and that they’d be best served discussing it with me. My concern was if she cancels it they would try to resell the sweeper to her,” Gruseck said. Nevertheless, when the company returned to pick up the vacuum cleaner and return her mother’s sweeper, her mother signed a new contract to buy the vacuum cleaner again. Gruseck said all she wants to do is return the entire vacuum cleaner and get back her moth-

er’s sweeper. But at this point, she was having a hard time dealing with the company. “I had an appointment scheduled with one of their employees a week ago at 8:30 in the evening and they didn’t show up,” she said. “There are other methods of sweeping and cleaning your floor that doesn’t require a $1,500 sweeper,” Gruseck said. Actually, when you include the 25 percent interest rate in the threeyear payment contract she signed, the total cost of the sweeper comes to

more than $2,100. “She could afford the sweeper, but it was a matter that she didn’t need a sweeper. She had a sweeper. She has her carpets professionally cleaned so there’s no need for her to have that sweeper,” Gruseck said. Finally, the company scheduled another pickup and this time Gruseck took off from work so she could be there. As a result, she was able to return the unit and get back her mother’s vacuum — along with the money her mother had

already put down on the unit. Bottom line, remember you have three days to cancel a door-to-door sale. And by all means keep an eye on older relatives who may not fully realize what they’re getting themselves into with some of those contracts. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

KidzShow performing ‘Little Mermaid’ Someone once said kids and theater together make magic.

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“The Little Mermaid” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3, at McAuley High School’s Performing Arts Theatre, 6000 Oakwood Ave., College Hill. KidzShow is in its 20th year of providing an opportunity for youth to be able to experience live theater during the summer months when schedules are not so hectic. Children ages 6 to 17 unite to bring to life some of the most-loved Broadway shows. The program began as a children’s variety show and then changed its format to a more professional approach by performing actual musical theater productions three years ago. KidzShow performed “Beauty and the Beast” last summer, “Annie” in 2011, and “Cinderella” in 2010. Because of its success each year, the

program continues to grow. The cast of “The Little Mermaid” includes children from St. Ignatius, St. Catharine, St. James, St. John’s Dry Ridge, McAuley High School, Mercy High School, and La Salle High School. The KidzShow live band will present musical highlights including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” “Under the Sea,” and 55 girls rocking the house to “She’s in Love.” Tickets are only $6 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call directors Jenny and Emily Bates at 5199390. The KidzShow’s “The Little Mermaid” Character Breakfast will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at McAuley High School’s Cafeteria.

This is an opportunity for children to enjoy breakfast, meet some characters, have a photo (with your own camera), get autographs from the cast, enjoy storytime, and view a few excerpts from the show. Cost is $7 per person (adult or child). Register at St. Ignatius Parish Office. Registration deadline is Thursday Aug. 1. Checks are preferred and made payable to St. Ignatius KidzShow. Breakfast sponsors are: Bob Evans, Panera, Edible Arrangements, TriHealth (Good Samaritan Hospital and Good Samaritan Western Ridge), SAMs, Meijer, and North College Hill Bakery. Additional questions can be directed to Stephanie Lambers to

Sale proceeds will help replace van Faith Fellowship Church, 6734 Bridgetown Road, is hosting a benefit indoor rummage sale for John Ginn Jr., whose hand-controlled van was stolen from his father’s driveway in Cheviot June 20. The rummage sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3. Ginn has multiple sclerosis and requires a van with hand controls to get to work. The van also had power wheelchair, manual wheelchair, and fourwheel walker. Because the van wasn’t worth much, he did not have insurance against theft. “Who would have thought someone would steal a beat-up ’92 Plymouth?” Ginn said. Police recovered the van June 25 but it had been stripped and is undriveable. “The only things that were left in the van were my arm crutches, my leg brace (thank goodness) and my manual wheelchair, but when I went to use the wheelchair the wheels were dislodged and wobbled. Everything else was gone, including my Bible,” Ginn said. Ginn is working with homeowners insurance to replace the stolen medical equipment, but is in need of a van with hand controls. Without it, his independence is severely limited. Donations for the rum-

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Drama workshop opens riding the rails The Drama Workshop is deep into preparations for the opening show of its new season, the melodrama “Love Rides the Rails.” The play opens Friday, Aug. 2, at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot. “Love Rides the Rails” is an old-style melodrama, with strong heroes, lovely

damsels in distress, and dastardly villains who will do anything to con a widow out of her stake in the Westwood, Cheviot and Dent Railroad. It’s familyfriendly fare that will delight people of all ages. Valeria Ambergy plays the pious Widow Hopewell, and has worked to create a complex charac-

ter amidst all the camp. “Mrs. Hopewell only wants what’s best for her daughter. She acts old and infirm – but is really sharp. We are having fun – and can be as crazy as we want to be. I’m reminded of my childhood cartoons like Dudley Do-Right and Rocky & Bullwinkle.” Long-time Drama

Workshop member Vickie Greco agrees: “I like the show because it is silly and good old fashioned fun. We can put aside our daily struggles for just a few moments, lighten up, and enter a childlike world where it is just good vs. evil, and good wins.” The Drama Workshop is inviting the audience to

participate in the fun. Patrons will be coached to boo at the villains, and cheer the heroes during the performance. Preshow activities will include face-painting for children (so you can get your own dastardly mustache) and a photo booth. “Love Rides the Rails” will be presented Aug. 2-

Aug. 11. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Aug. 2, 3, 9, and 10; matinees will be at 2 p.m. on Aug. 3, 4, 10, and 11. All tickets are $15, and reservations are recommended. Tickets may be reserved through the The Drama Workshop ticket line at 513-598-8303 or through the website at

Oak Hill scheduling reunions and visit the class Facebook page. » 1988 class reunion, Friday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m.-midnight, at Aston Oaks Golf Club. $45 per person. If you are interested in helping, contact Jenny SchottGrote at or Kim Hilsinger-James at » 1993 class reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 2, time TBD at The Madison. Contact Emily C. Buckley at Follow the for updates. » 1998 class reunion, Friday, Oct. 18, (alumni dinner and homecoming game) and Saturday, Oct. 19 (pub crawl). The class will collect donations in memory of Corey Hoover for the Rise and Rise Again Foundation and for the OHHS Auditorium Fund. Contact Abbey MacWilliams at » 2003 class reunion. Contact Kenny Combs at or Ashley Burman at

There are several reunions scheduled in the Oak Hills Local School District. » 1963 undefeated football team reunion, Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. at Receptions Conference Center. A 50th year reunion is being planned for members and coaches of the 1963 league champion and only undefeated/untied Highlander football team. » 1963 class reunion, Saturday, Sept. 28, time TBD, at The Meadows. If you'd like to get involved, contact George Stinson at 513-624-8955 or or Maureen Curless at 513-9411958 or » 1978 class reunion, Saturday, Nov. 30, time TBD, at Poppy’s Sports Bar and Grill. This is an informal gathering. For more information, aureen Thomas Windgassen, Laura Thomas Pictor or Gary Saulsbury on Facebook. » 1983 class reunion, Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.midnight at The Twin Lanterns. Cntact Chriss Scherer at chscherer@ev-

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Every time a customer of Mike’s Carwash purchases a Works Wash for $15 on Saturday, Aug. 17, the company will donate $7.50 to Big Brothers Big Sisters. All donations remain in the local service area. Last year’s event raised

more than $16,000 for local agencies. Mike’s locations that impact Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in the tri-state are: » 1170 E Kemper Road, Springdale; » 9056 Colerain Ave.; » 507 Ohio Pike;

» 8036 Burlington Pike, Florence; » 4898 Fields Ertel Road. The fundraiser happens all day, with area mascots, bands, cheerleaders and celebrities appearing from noon-2 p.m. Big Brothers and

Sisters and the Little Brothers and Sisters they mentor, will be there as well. “It’s proven that oneon-one mentoring has a significant impact on young people,” said Bill Dahm, CEO of Mike’s Carwash. “It translates

Dental center at West High, Dater The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and The Deaconess Associations Foundation have provided funding to construct a dental center as part of the new Deaconess Health Check School Based Health Center at Western Hills University High School/Dater High School. The four-chair dental center is currently being constructed as part of a comprehensive school-based health center and is expected to open in January 2014. The center will provide year-round dental services to students and nearby Head Start toddlers. The center is ex-

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PWC educates elderly homeowners on fall prevention One out of three Americans 65 years and older fall each year. In the city of Cincinnati alone, 2,300 calls were made to 911 reporting a fall. In Hamilton County the number of falls from 2004 to 2011 has risen 23 percent and that number is constantly increasing. With 48 percent of these falls happening at home, People Working Cooperatively is looking for ways to make prevention a household name. PWC is a 38-year-old non-profit that offers home repairs, weatherization and modifications for low income elderly and disabled homeowners. Its for-profit social enterprise, Whole Home, offers home modifications and aging in place solutions for anyone at any income level. White Oak resident Ron Henlein of People Working Cooperative has been researching local and national fall rates and is putting together a plan to reduce falls in the Tristate area. Some of the groups PWC is collaborating with for the new program include Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force, the city of Cincinnati, Mercy, TriHealth, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Visiting Nurses Association and others. “Specifically, PWC is heavily involved in developing a 'Fall Prevention' program for seniors; this will include an in-home safety checklist and recommendations to assure the individual is aware of the high 'fall risk' areas throughout the home,” Henlein said. “Falls are not a natural part of aging and changes such as grab bars in the bath, banisters on all steps along with proper lighting, elimination of area rugs which are in poor condition,

night lighting from the bedroom to the bathroom all can substantially reduce your chances of experiencing a fall.” PWC’s social enterprise, Whole Home, offers seniors tips on how to keep fall free. PWC offers low-income homeowners home modifications to help them live safely in their home, where they want to be. “PWC and Whole Home have been engaged in a huge amount of outreach to help keep elderly people safe ... over 1,000 people year to date that we’ve educated on fall prevention so far,” Henlein said. “People need to understand that there is a huge tsunami that began to hit this country in 2011 as the baby boomers began to turn 65 years old. This tsunami will gain enormous momentum throughout the upcoming years as 10,000 boomers turn 65 every day through 2030,” he said. “The shift in the age of our population will bring major reform in healthcare and governmental programs to support these individuals as over 20 percent of all citizens in the United States will be over 65.” “The need for fall prevention is growing and becoming a large issue for our community.” For more information on People Working Cooperatively, visit or connect with the nonprofit on Facebook at pleWorkingCooperative ly and Twitter at @PWCCincy. For more information or questions about the fall prevention program, contact Ron Henlein at or call 513-4825111.

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DEATHS Lorraine Brinck Lorraine Harmeyer Brinck, 83, Green Township, died July 23. Survived by children Greg (Debbie), Tim (Peggy), Bill (Lore), Bob (Julie), Tom (Michelle) Brinck, Mary Sue (John) Roth; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 11 siblings. Preceded in death by husband Robert Brinck. Services were July 27 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Aileen Ettensohn Aileen F. Ettensohn, (nee Kemen), 90, of Green Township died July 2. She was the director of nursing for over 30 years at the Resident Home for Special Needs Children. Preceded in death by her husband Robert Ettensohn. Survived by children Dr. Frank Ettensohn, Linda (Ron) Rizzo, Eric (Betsy) Ettensohn, Gayle (David) Windhorst, Dr. David (Dr. Linda Hassan) Ettensohn and Robin (Greggory) Crump; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister Ronald (Kate) Kemen. Also preceded in death by granddaughter Kristen Ettensohn. Services were July 27 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Memorials to KME (Kristen Ettensohn Memorial Fund), 73 Beechwood Ave., Pawtucket, R.I., 02860. Neidhard Minges Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Lisa Fantetti Lisa “Jade” Fantetti, 45, died July 16. She was a certified nurse assistant, and also worked as a travel agent and personal banker. Survived by Fantetti mother Judy (Mark) Rolfes; sister Juli (Dan) Meade; nephews Nick, Joe,

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. Andrew, Luke Meade. Preceded in death by father Hubie Fantetti. Services were July 20 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Newcomer Funeral Home.

Donald Holtmeier Donald C. Holtmeier, 80, Delhi Township, died July 17. He was founder of the original Pirates Den. Survived by sister Mary Lou (Dave) Hackman; friend Mabel Zehenni; nephews and nieces David (Lisa), Michael (Dian) Holtmeier Hackman, Lisa (Dan) Robinett, Sue (Andy) Fluegemann; four great-nieces, four great-nephews. Services were July 23 at Our Lady of the Visitation. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Lady of the Visitation, 3172 South Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248, Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597 or American Cancer Society, Ohio Southwest Region, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Margaret Hucke Margaret M. Hucke (nee Neyer), 91, of Green Township died July 25. Survived by her husband Alvin E.; daughter Carol (Steven) Santen; grandchildren Marie (Ryan) Steffen, Hucke Susan (Tim) Kelley, Jenna (Clint) Lehman; great-grandchildren Alayna and

Nathan; sister-in-law Ruth Rechtsteiner. Passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 91 years of age. Services were July 29 at Visitation Our Lady of Visitation Church. Memorials may be made to College of Mount St. Joseph Memorial Fund, 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233. B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Dewey Leigh Dewey Joseph Leigh Jr., 84, formerly of Monfort Heights, died July 14 in Madeira Beach, Fla. He was a systems analyst and developed data processing systems. He umpired with the Greater Pinellas County Officials Association and the Florida High School Athletic Association, and was inducted into the American Softball Association’s Umpires National Indicator Fraternity. He also was named 2001 Madeira Beach Citizen of the Year and served as a city commissioner. Survived by wife Dolores “Dee” Leigh; children Dave (Kim), Dan (Irena), Doug, Diane, Denise, Debbie (Scott); brother Wally (Betty) Leigh; sisters-in-law Rose Leigh, Shirley (Don) Hooker; brother-in-law Tom (Julie) Smith; grandchildren Jenna, Scott, Matthew, Chris, Pete; great-grandchildren Hayden, Cambria, Dean, Locke, Owen; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Dewey, May Leigh, brothers Al, Rod, Harry Leigh, grandson Matthew. Services are 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Memorials to the 9/11 Memorial Fund, c/o the Madeira Beach City Hall.

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Jerry M. Marks, formerly of Cincinnati, died July 7 in Minden, Nev. He was a career member of the United States Air Force, retiring as a major. Survived by wife Judy Craig Marks; children Frank Marks, Wendi Marks Wilder, Iris Marks Sarter; Marks stepchildren James Luchte, Pam Luchte Dwertman, Jennifer Luchte Faerber; grandchildren Tyler, Sean Sarter; step-grandchildren Hannah, Kate, Ben Miles Dwertman, Zoe, Soran, Venus Luchte; sister Toni Marks Heil; brotherin-law Richard Heil; cousins Tony, Pat Grazanke, Lois, Cliff Kist. Preceded in death by wife Sylvia Marks, daughter Natasha Marks, parents Frank, Wanda Marks. A funeral with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

Barbara Dorsel Moonitz, 80, Green Township, died July 21. Survived by husband Myron Moonitz; daughter Julie (Tim) Smith; grandchildren Ben (Kelly), Sam, Aaron, Matthew Espelage; great-grandson Nolan Espelage; sister Paulette McClinton; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by child Chris Moonitz, grandson Luke Espelage.

Rae McDonald Rae Reising McDonald, 73, died July 18. Survived by children Kevin, Dan (Wendy), Kory (Deanna) McDonald, Kami (Dan) Wegman, Lori (Steve) Beck; grandchildren McDonald Lauren, Kelsey, Keith, Terry, Gesi Rae, Taylor, Kaden McDonald, DJ (Kara), Ryan, Alexandra Wegman, Brennan, Kaitlyn Rae Beck; great-grandchildren Ethan, Elena, Amelia. Preceded in death by husband Daniel McDonald. Services were July 25 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Martin of Tours Church, 3720 St. Martin Place, Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Services were July 25 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

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VILLAGE OF CLEVES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing will be conducted by the Cleves Village Council on September 25, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. at the Village Administration Building, 101 N. Miami Avenue, Cleves, OH 45002. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a request to vacate Martha Street and a portion of Creamer Street in the Village. 1001767929

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, in Room 805, of the County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: Miami 201303(ZVMT201303) Subject Property: Miami Township: 7559 Zion Hill Road (Book 0570, Page 0030, Parcel 0245) Applicant: Anna Mock, applicant and owner Request: For the approval of the construction of an above ground swimming pool and attached deck to be located partially in the side yard of property Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-946-4550 1772529

The following ordinances were adopted by the Cheviot City Council on 7/16/13: #13-16 To adopt a tax budget for the 2014 calendar year in accordance with Section 5705.28 of the Ohio Revised Code & to declare an emergency. #13-17 To approve the bid of the North American Salt Company for the provision of ice control salt for the 2013-2014 winter season and to declare an emergency. 1772782

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, in Room 805, of the County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: Miami 2013-04 (CUMT201304) Subject Property: Miami Township: 8573 Bridgetown Road (Book 0570, Page 0160, Parcel 0014, 0052, & 0017) (Book 0570, Page 0104, Parcel 0019) Applicant: Crossroads Church, applicant, Three Rivers Local School District, owner Request:For the approval of a Conditional Use Certificate for a church use on an exist- If you’re looking ing school property for buyers, you’re Plans are on file and open for public inspecin the right tion in Room 801, County Administration neighborhood. Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: M o n d a y Call Community Classified thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office 513.242.4000 Phone: 513-946-4550 1772541

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Helen Pangburn PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thursday, August 15, 2013, in Room 805, County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: Green 2013-04; Harrison Greene Retail Subject Property: Green Township: on the west side of Harrison Avenue, approximately 150 feet north of the Harrison Avenue and Lee Court intersection (Book 550, Page 181, Parcels 20, 21, 22, 52, 57, 108, 202, 205, & 206) Applicant: Green Township Trustees, applicant; Green Township Trustees and 5661 Harrison Avenue LLC, owners Application:FROM: "B" & "C" Residence & "EE" Planned Retail TO: "EE" Planned Retail & "OO" Planned Office Plan Summary: To construct a 16,870 square- foot multi-tenant restaurant and retail building with 148 parking spaces and a 16,200 square-foot medical office building with 198 parking spaces with access provid ed from Harrison Avenue and Lee Court. Plans are on file and open for public inspec tion in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8AM-4PM. Office Phone: 513-946-4550 1773003

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thursday, August 15, 2013 in Room 805, County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: Miami 2002-03; Legendary Ridge PUD Subject Property: Miami Township: 3885 Legendary Ridge Lane, on the west side of Legendary Ridge Lane (Book 0570, Page 101, Parcel 93) Applicant: Matt Naylor, Naylor Engineer ing, and Michael T. & Sonia Hissett (owners) Application: Major Adjustment to an existing "A" PUD" Residence District Plan Summary: To permit an 8-foot retaining wall with less setback than required around the rear yard area on the north, south and west sides of the property

Helen Pangburn, (nee Finn), 87, of Miami Township died July 23. Survived by her husband Frank; children Jill ZinserCollins (Jim), Lynn Pangburn; grandchildren GlenPangburn don (Lindsay), Kevin (Annie) and Kendra (Brandon); greatgrandchildren of Adam, Tyler Addison, Brendan and Kipton. Precedd in death by son Paul. Graveside services have been held. Memorials may be made to Northern Hills Christian Church, 9470 Winton Road, Cincinnati, 45231, or Hospice of Cincinnati. Neidhard Minges Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Lawrence Shackelford Lawrence James Shackelford, 62, Green Township, died July 19. Survived by wife Mary Shackelford; daughter Rachel ShackShackelford elford; siblings Lorraine Setters, Marylou (Donald) Stephens, Ramona (Tom) Loper; parents-inlaw George, Phyllis Richmond, brothers-in-law James O’Brien, George Richmond III; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in

death by son Jared Shackelford, siblings Darlene O’Brien, Andrew Shackelford. Services were July 24 at St. Aloysius-on-the Ohio. Arrangements by Brater-Winter Funeral Home. Memorials to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati or a charity of the donor’s choice, c/o BraterWinter Funeral Home, 138 Monitor Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Andrew Sisson Andrew K. Sisson, 45, Delhi Township, died July 19. He worked for Siemens. Survived by wife Diana Sisson; sons Thomas, James Sisson; father Tim Sisson; sisters Jenny (Jack) Snyder, Mark (Emily) Mason. Preceded in death by mother Mary (Bill) Mason. Services were July 24 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to the Boys Scouts of America.

Martha Stewart Martha Redden Stewart, 74, died July 19. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Survived by husband Franklin Stewart; children Roger (Bonnie), Franklin Jr., Albert, David (Donna) Stewart, Sheri Ann (Ed) Grim, Melissa (Donn) Yost; grandchildren Steven, Kristina, Matthew, Jacob, Julia, Jesse, Rachel, Ashley, Anna, Danielle, Jordan, Natalie, Megan; siblings Howard (Arlene) Redden, Ruth Knowles; nephews and niece Jeff, Mark, Jerry, Barbara and

others. Preceded in death by parents H. Albert, Marjorie Redden. Services were July 22 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Michael Sweeney Michael J. Sweeney, 58, Westwood, died July 23. Survived by wife Mary Sweeney; daughter Rachel Morris; stepchildren Devina, Debby, Daniel; grandson Max Sweeney; mother Lillian Sweeney; siblings Bob, Tom, Sandy; many Sweeney nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son Eric Sweeney, father Emmit Sweeney. Services were July 26 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 4370 Glendale Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Joyce Truitt Joyce Foster Truitt, 81, formerly of Western Hills, died July 19 in Guilford, Ind. She was an executive secretary at Jewish Hospital. Survived by husband Jerry Truitt; children Jerri Anne (Tim) Walroth, Darrell (Rena), Scott (Kim), Mark (Candi), Mike (Sandy) Truitt, Vicki (Jim) Mullins, Diane (Dennis) Andis; grandchildren Timmy (Lori),

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations Mary Elizabeth Goolsby, born 1987, 4971 Glenway Ave., July 10.

Mitchell Hardin, born 1987, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2469 Westwood Northern Blvd., July 10. Amie M. Cipollone, born 1976,

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Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8AM-4PM Office Phone: 513-946-4550 773005 LEGAL NOTICE NUISANCE VIOLATION 5443 FRENCH AVENUE Notice is hereby given to James and Patricia Miller that property you own in Miami Township contains excessive vegetation. The Miami Township Board of Trustees has determined, at Resolution #2013-11 that the condition of the property constitutes a nuisance and is detrimental to the health, safety and general welfare of all persons who live, work or own property within Miami Township.This notice shall serve as a formal order for you to address the nuisance violations at your property located at 5443 French Avenue, (also known as Parcel 570-0141-0141-00 of the Hamilton County Auditor’s Tax Plats), Miami Township, Hamilton County, State of Ohio as described below: **High Grass/Vegetation** If such excessive vegetation is not cut and removed or provision for such cutting and removal is not made within seven (7) days of publishing/posting of this notice, or a hearing before the Board of Trustees is not request ed as specified below, the Board will provide for the cutting and removal, and any expens es incurred by the Board in performing such tasks will be entered upon the tax duplicate and will be a lien upon the property from the date of entry.You have the right to request a hearing before the Board of Trustees within seven (7) days of publishing/posting of this notice. Please contact the Administration Office at 513-941-2466 to schedule a hearing.

April (Gary), Michelle (Steve), Molly (Casey), Leif (Nicole), Sam, Heidi, Jake (Annie), Brett (Tracy), Maria, Lance (Jenny), Katherine, Josh, Zach, Kyler, Amanda (Adam), Mike (Brittney), Alex, Marshall, Sarah, Danny, Austin, Collin, Madison, Carson; greatgrandchildren Christian, Paige, Taylor, Issac, JT, Emma, Ann Marie, Khalil, Kyan, Isabella, Maliah, Masey, Maddie, Aiden, Liam, Tanner, Macy, Max, Kendal, Elle, Marlena; siblings Bud (Peg), Fred, Wake (Penny) Foster, Dena (Don) Miller, Shirl (Bill) Tibbetts; sister-in-law June (the late Charles) Ritchie. Preceded in death by grandson Scott Jr., sister-in-law Pat (the late Joan) Truitt. Services were July 26 at the Miami Township Community Center. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to the ALS Association, c/o Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami Ave., Cleves, OH 45002.

3200 McHenry Ave., July 15. Earl Flower, born 1991, 3348 Glenmore Ave., July 15. Earsker Burgess, born 1968, 1644 Iliff Ave., July 15. Jeff Hawkins, born 1979, 4737 Rapid Run Pike, July 15. Marcus Kemp, born 1982, abduction, 2731 East Tower Drive, July 15. Pablo Marcotulio, born 1985, disorderly conduct, 5645 Glenway Ave., July 15. Sambra Knamara, born 1987, trafficking, 2671 Erlene Drive, July 15. Tara J. Neely, born 1984, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., July 15. Willis Tremble, born 1991, criminal trespassing, falsification, 1926 Westmont Lane, July 15. Amanda Taylor, born 1980, possession of drug abuse instruments, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, July 16. Cassandra Franklin, born 1994, falsification, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., July 16. Heather M. Syme, born 1979, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., July 16. Shana Tolliver, born 1985, criminal damaging or endangering, 3085 Glenmore Ave., July 16. Trevor A. Fox, born 1989, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., July 16. Felina Kay Lawrence, born 1981, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3200 Harrison Ave., July 17.

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POLICE REPORTS Joshua C. Strobl, born 1978, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3000 Cavanaugh Ave., July 17. Michael W. Combs, born 1978, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3200 Harrison Ave., July 17. Sharon N. McNichols, born 1973, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3195 McHenry Ave., July 17. Michael Perry, born 1990, violation of a protection order or consent agreement, 4438 Ridgeview Ave., July 18. Shakeila Elliott, born 1994, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., July 18. Tyler L. Hogans, born 1990, theft under $300, 6180 Glenway Ave., July 18. Devounte Gibson, born 1993, theft under $300, 3779 Westmont Drive, July 19. Jessica Ruffing, born 1986, 3235 Westbrook Drive, July 19. Jimmy R. Stigall, born 1971, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, 1601 Minion Ave., July 19. Teresa R. Elder, born 1962, impersonating an officer, 4630 Rapid Run Pike, July 19. William Huy, born 1994, 3615 Schwartze Ave., July 19. Amber Kelly, born 1987, criminal damaging or endangering, 1919 Westmont Place, July 20. Brian C. Barnes, born 1972, theft under $300, 3565 Carmel Terrace, July 20. Demarcus Curtis Geer, born 1987, misdemeanor drug possession, 4410 W. Eighth St., July 20. Nathan Gray, born 1971, 3068 Jadaro Court, July 20. Albert Coston, born 1962, escape, 2215 Harrison Ave., July 21. Dominque James, born 1994, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, 1140 Gilsey Ave., July 21. Mark W. Moore, born 1965, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, July 21. William Morton Stone, born 1975, obstructing official business, 1201 Beech Ave., July 21.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 1507 Manss Ave., July 12. 4800 Glenway Ave., July 12. 1510 Manss Ave., July 14. Aggravated robbery 3327 Wunder Ave., July 11. 2300 Montana Ave., July 14. Assault 3753 Westmont Drive, July 13. 3753 Westmont Drive, July 14. 3324 Meyer Place, July 14. 1249 Rutledge Ave., July 15. 4737 Rapid Run Road, July 15. 2425 Harrison Ave., July 15. 3200 McHenry Ave., July 15. 4512 Glenway Ave., July 17. 2214 Ferguson Road, July 19. Breaking and entering 2356 Harrison Ave., July 13. 2840 Boudinot Ave., July 15. 2626 Harrison Ave., July 16. 1052 Academy Ave., July 17. 4442 Ridgeview Ave., July 17. 2759 Powell Drive, July 17. 2848 Fischer Place, July 17. Burglary 1812 Wegman Ave., July 11. 2929 Boudinot Ave., July 11. 3619 Schwartze Ave., July 11.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Cheviot: Chief Joseph Lally, 661-2700 (days), 825-2280 (evenings) » Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212 » Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300 » Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323 » North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Jim Neil, 825-1500

4980 Western Hills Ave., July 12. 2165 Karla Drive, July 12. 2749 Shaffer Ave., July 12. 3147 Bracken Woods Lane, July 13. 1258 Beech Ave., July 14. 4017 Jamestown St., July 14. 2940 Westbrook Drive, July 14. 3368 Meyer Place, July 14. 1912 Westmont Lane, July 15. 4926 Cleves Warsaw Pike, July 15. 3093 McHenry Ave., July 15. 2759 Powell Drive, July 17. 2818 Robert Ave., July 17. Criminal damaging/endangering 2580 Queen City Ave., July 12. 2929 Cavanaugh Ave., July 12. 3402 Bighorn Court, July 13. 1270 Sunset Ave., July 14. 2310 Ferguson Road, July 15. 2938 Harrison Ave., July 15. 2705 East Tower Drive, July 16. 3621 Janlin Court, July 16. 1919 Westmont Lane, July 17. 808 Harris Ave., July 17. 2618 Harrison Ave., July 17. 3345 Epworth Ave., July 17. 1035 Rutledge Ave., July 18. 677 Overlook Ave., July 18. 3328 Gerold Drive, July 18. Domestic violence Reported on Sliker Avenue, July 14. Reported on Lafeuille Circle, July 14. Reported on Glenmore Avenue, July 14. Reported on West Eighth Street, July 17. Reported on Cora Avenue, July 17. Gross sexual imposition Reported on Harrison Avenue, July 16. Reported on McKinley Avenue, July 17. Impersonating peace officer/private policeman 4630 Rapid Run Road, July 14. Interference with custody 2680 Queen City Ave., July 11. Kidnapping 2300 Montana Ave., July 14. Menacing 2580 Queen City Ave., July 12. 1218 Iliff Ave., July 17. 1641 Dewey Ave., July 18. Rape Reported on Yearling Court, July 13. Reported on Boudinot Avenue, July 14. Robbery 2719 East Tower Drive, July 15. 3980 Yearling Court, July 16. Theft 1332 Beech Ave., July 12. 701 Trenton Ave., July 12. 860 Nebraska Ave., July 12. 4356 Dunham Lane, July 13. 4800 Guerley Road, July 13. 2322 Ferguson Road, July 13. 2455 Harrison Ave., July 13.

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3162 Ferguson Road, July 13. 2146 Ferguson Road, July 14. 2322 Ferguson Road, July 14. 3187 McHenry Ave., July 14. 4155 St. Lawrence Ave., July 15. 2310 Ferguson Road, July 15. 2318 Kline Ave., July 15. 2459 Westwood Northern Blvd., July 15. 2930 Grasselli Ave., July 15. 2945 Mignon Ave., July 15. 3325 Meyer Place, July 15. 3360 Glenmore Ave., July 15. 6012 Glenway Ave., July 15. 6150 Glenway Ave., July 15. 6243 Glenway Ave., July 15. 1815 Wegman Ave., July 16. 1928 Westmont Lane, July 16. 828 Rosemont Ave., July 16. 2322 Ferguson Road, July 16. 2731 East Tower Drive, July 16. 2847 Fischer Place, July 16. 3133 Boudinot Ave., July 16. 5555 Glenway Ave., July 16. 6150 Glenway Ave., July 16. 2884 Ratterman Ave., July 17. 3357 Queen City Ave., July 17. 3408 Ferncroft Drive, July 17. 6100 Glenway Ave., July 17. 6180 Glenway Ave., July 17. 1107 Winfield Ave., July 18. 4840 Glenway Ave., July 18. 6150 Glenway Ave., July 18. 6180 Glenway Ave., July 18. 3107 Bracken Woods Lane, July 19. 3324 Meyer Place, July 19. 5555 Glenway Ave., July 19. Violation of a protection order/consent agreement 4438 Ridgeview Ave., July 18.

CLEVES Arrests/citations Christopher Benter, 24, 384 E. State Road, possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia at 510 Aston View Lane, July 1. Marvin Mcbride, 25, 4533 E. Miami River Road, restrictions on possession, sale and use of fireworks at 116 Pontius, July 5. Lawrence E. Goff, 50, 201 S. Miami Ave., obstructing official business at 201 S. Miami Ave., July 6. Adam Ingram, 24, 4003 Walker Drive, theft at 101 N. Miami Ave., July 11. Steven Offill, 47, 19 Blondeau, drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and receiving stolen property at 19 Blondeau, July 13.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Hedge trimmer, leaf blower, weed trimmer and electrical cord stolen from storage shed at Charles T. Young Elementary School at 401 N. Miami Ave., July 15.

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with more than 210 Congressional offices to build support for strong U.S. policies to combat trafficking and slavery at home and abroad. Michael and fellow advocates from Ohio advocated for passage of the Human Trafficking Prioritization Act, which elevates the authority of the

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