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Parade has special meaning By Kurt Backscheider

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The Harvest Home Parade has always been a special event for Jim Telscher. The Green Township resident never missed the parade when he was a kid growing up in Cheviot, and now the annual West Side tradition serves as a way for Telscher to give back and honor the memory of his late father. “I’ve been going to the parade since I was knee-high to a bullfrog,” he said. “When we were kids we dressed as clowns and walked in the parade. We carried shovels and followed the horses.” With his clown days well behind him, Telscher’s involvement in the parade nowadays is with Hospice of Cincinnati. He volunteers at Hospice’s Western Hills Inpatient Care Center, and for the past few years has organized the building of Hospice’s float for the parade. His first experience with Hospice was a decade ago. “My mother in-law was a patient, and we got to see what wonderful and loving care she received there,” Telscher recalled. Then in 2006 his father was admitted to the Western Hills care center. “Being there 24/7 and watching the care he received from nurses and aides, our family realized that our mom made the right decision to have dad at Hospice of Cincinnati,” he said. “The center just has this aura. I believe it’s one step closer to heaven.”


Green Township resident Jim Telscher, left, helps organize building Hospice of Cincinnati’s float for the annual Harvest Home Parade. Telscher’s mother, Norma, right, welcomes the organization’s parade committee to her Cheviot home for set up prior to the event each year. Telscher started volunteering with Hospice after his father was admitted to the Western Hills Inpatient Care Center and passed away in 2006. He started volunteering with Hospice one year after his father passed away. He goes to the center every Saturday and serves breakfast and visits with patients while their family members slip out to run errands or grab things from home. “We were with my father the whole week he was there and we were able to see firsthand how Hospice operated,” Telscher said. “I decided I wanted to give back. It’s one of the greatest organizations I’ve ever been involved with.” One of the ways he gives back

is by leading the effort to build Hospice’s Harvest Home Parade float each year. Telscher said the parade committee builds the float and sets up for the parade at his mother Norma’s home in Cheviot, which is not far from the fairgrounds at Harvest Home Park. He said his mother has nothing but great things to say about Hospice, and she’s happy to open up her home to the organization’s staff every year for the parade. She even serves the parade committee dinner on her front porch. “She was very pleased with the

The 152nd annual Harvest Home Fair presented by the Kiwanis Club of Cheviot-Westwood kicks off with the Harvest Home Parade at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. The parade begins at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Bridgetown Road and ends at Harvest Home Park on North Bend Road. After the parade, soft drinks and pizza will be available for $1 and beer will be sold for $2 at the fairgrounds. Operating hours for this year’s fair are as follows: 6-11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8; 5-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 12 and younger get in free. Admission for everyone is free on Saturday and Sunday until 3:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Community Affair. All the traditional fair activities return once again. Festivities include stage shows, horse shows, the flower show, general exhibits and the 4-H livestock exhibits and auction. care my father received,” Telscher said. “She said, ‘As long as I’m alive and living here, they are more than welcome to set the float here and get ready for the parade.’ She says it’s her way of volunteering.” Look for the Hospice float in this year’s parade, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in Cheviot. Telscher said he has a good feeling about how this year’s float will turn out. Get your Green Township news every day. Sign up for the online newsletter at

English transplant hosting tea fundraiser By Kurt Backscheider

Elsie Schummer is the perfect woman to serve as hostess of the inaugural A Tea to Remember fundraiser. The 94-year-old Miami Township resident certainly knows a thing or two about tea. Born and raised in London, England, Schummer spent the first 30 years of her life across the pond. “I don’t care for the tea you have here in America,” she said. “I never order tea out. I only drink it when I make it myself.” Schummer has lobbied to have real English tea served at A Tea to Remember, which is an event for women and girls only that raises money for the Fields of Dreams campaign in the Three Rivers

Local School District. The Fields of Dreams campaign is an initiative of the Three Rivers Athletic Boosters, who are working to raise private and corporate donations to build competitive athletic facilities at the new school the district is constructing at the corner of North Miami and Cooper avenues. Miami Township resident Sandra Bruns, who is organizing the tea fundraiser, said Schummer’s wish will be granted. The event will feature Tetley British Blend black tea, as well as traditional scones, savories and sweets. Bruns said she was talking with a friend at the Three Rivers Swim Club one afternoon and Schummer, upon overhearing the conversation, chimed in with

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September 1941. “I was a widow at 24 years old,” she said. A short time later, Schummer said one of her hairdressing clients asked her to come to a New Year's Eve party. She said her client also called the American Embassy and extended an invite to the American GIs, and several accepted the invitation. She met her second husband, U.S. Army Tech. Sgt. Michael Schummer, at the party. “At that time London was having quite a time with the bombs,” she said. “Mike and I would go out on a date and my mother would ask what movie house we were going to, in case it was bombed. It was a scary time. She even had to give up hairdressing as a career. “If you were over 18 and under 40 you had to do war work,” she said. “So I became an inspector of component parts. I worked in a factory that made Halifax bombers.” She married Schummer, a Cincinnati native who worked under Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, in March 1945. She stayed in London while he finished up his duties with the Army, and in February 1946 she boarded the Queen Mary and came to the United States. “I did not know this was a German town,” Elsie said. “We stayed with Mike’s parents in Westwood, and the first time we sat down for dinner at their house they spoke German. I couldn’t believe it. I thought, ‘My God, we’ve been fighting the Germans for six years

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Miami Township resident Elsie Schummer sits poolside at the Three Rivers Swim Club. The active 94-yearold makes it to the pool as often as possible to swim. Schummer, who moved here from London in 1946, will serve as hostess of the upcoming fundraiser, A Tea to Remember.

some wise advice. When Bruns heard Schummer’s British accent she said she immediately thought about the upcoming fundraiser. “I said, ‘Tell me about tea,’” Bruns said. “After talking with Elsie and getting to know her, I had to invite her to be our honorary hostess. She’s had such an interesting life.” Schummer was born in London in October 1916. After high school she spent three years as an apprentice at a beauty salon and became a hairstylist. When she was 23 years old she married her first husband, Eric Parker. It was summer 1940, and the early part of World War II. Her husband was called to military service and became a pilot in the Royal Air Force. He was killed in action in

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A Tea to Remember

The inaugural tea fundraiser will take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Miami Township Community Center, 3780 Shady Lane. The event, which raises money for the Three Rivers Fields of Dreams campaign, is for women and girls only. Tea will be served with traditional scones, savories and sweets. Students in the vocal groups at Taylor High School and Three Rivers Middle School will perform for guests. Dress is casual tea attire. Women who wear a hat may be honored in the following hat categories: grandest, loveliest, daintiest and most awesome. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $15 for adults and $10 for children. To purchase tickets, send checks payable to Three Rivers Boosters Inc. to Sandra Bruns, 3935 Bear Lane, Cleves, OH 45002. For more information, call Bruns at 473-9243. and here I am surrounded by them.’” The couple eventually built a house of their own on Jordan Road in Miami Township, and Elsie has lived there ever since. She worked as a hairdresser at Pogue’s department store downtown for 40 years, but now she keeps busy working in her garden, walking her dog, Charlie, and dipping in the pool at the swim club. She still travels back to London regularly to visit her brother, Ronald. Active at the Cleves Senior Center, Elsie organizes the center’s monthly tea and plays the chimes in the center’s music group. She’s also been a longtime member of St. James Episcopal Church and she sings in the church choir. Bruns said it’s a privilege to have Schummer as their hostess. “We will never be able to find another honorary hostess for this event like Elsie,” Bruns said. “I have worked with seniors nearly all of my nursing career, and she is a fascinating woman.” Schummer said she looks forward to the tea fundraiser, although she’s not crazy about giving a speech. “I hope everybody likes their English tea,” she said.


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Schools start year with report cards The Ohio Department of Education released the Ohio Report Card data for the 2010-2011 school year. Here is an overview of how area school districts scored. Oak Hills Local School District maintained the Excellent rating it received the previous year. Individual school buildings are also rated in the state’s system for evaluating academic achievement. In Oak Hills, Bridgetown Middle School fell one spot from Excellent with Distinction to Excellent. C.O. Harrison Elementary School, Springmyer Elementary, Delhi Middle School, Oak Hills High School and Rapid Run Middle School all maintained the Excellent rating again. Oakdale Elementary School jumped up one spot from Effective to Excellent; and Delshire Elementary School improved from Excellent to Excellent with Distinction. Dulles Elementary School maintained the same Excellent with Distinction rating it earned last year. Three Rivers Local School District dropped one spot from Excellent with Distinction to Excellent. C.T. Young Elementary School also fell one spot, from Excellent with Distinction to Excellent. Taylor High School maintained the same Excellent rating it received last year, and Three Rivers Middle School scored an Effective rating once again. Miami Heights Elementary School is not ranked on the Ohio Report Card, as the school only educates students in preschool, kindergarten and first-grade who are not tested. Cincinnati Public Schools overall ranking stayed the same, Effective. Here are the scores for selected schools: Aiken College and Career High School, Effective, no

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change. Carson Elementary School, Continuous Improvement from Academic Watch Cheviot Elementary School, Continuous Improvement from Academic Watch College Hill Fundamental Academy, Excellent, no change. Covedale Elementary School, Excellent, no change. Dater Montessori Elementary School, Excellent, from Effective. Gilbert A. Dater High School, Continuous Improvement, from Academic Watch James N. Gamble Montessori High School, Continuous Improvement, no change. Midway Elementary School, Academic Watch, no change. Rees E. Price Elementary School, Continuous Improvement, from Academic Emergency. Roberts Academy, Continuous Improvement, from Academic Watch Western Hills Engineering High School, Academic Emergency, from Academic Watch. Western Hills University High School, Effective, no change. Westwood Elementary School, Academic Watch, no change. The Ohio Report Card is an annual measure of schools’ and districts’ academic success. The state department of education combines students’ scores on standardized achievement tests with other factors, such as graduation rate and attendance, to assess public schools and districts. There are six academic ratings: Excellent with Distinction, Excellent, Effective, Continuous Improvement, Academic Watch and Academic Emergency.


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Bring the kids

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts kicks off its Saturday Morning Children’s Series with a performance by ArtReach, a division of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. ArtReach will present its rendition of “The Frog Prince,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Covedale, 4990 Glenway Ave. A pretentious princess, a curious curse and an awkward amphibian meet in this tale of persistence and dedication. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased by calling the box office at 241-6550 or visiting


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Community gardens replace blighted area

What used to be a blighted property on Harrison Avenue is now sprouting a variety of flowers and vegetables. Neatly aligned gardening beds are arranged on the property at the corner of Harrison and Talbott avenues, now home to the Westwood Community Gardens. “It’s an urban garden, a community garden that gives residents an opportunity to grow vegetables and other plants in 4-foot by 8foot plots,” said Mary Jenkins, a Westwood resident and coordinator of the garden project. “It’s a very inclusive place where people can share what they know about gardening, and it’s a renewal of a former blighted property.” With support from the Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati and Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, the community garden was established this spring by the Westwood Civic Association.


Plants and vegetables are growing in garden plots where a blighted building once stood at the corner of Harrison and Talbott avenues. The Westwood Civic Association worked to establish the Westwood Community Gardens on the site. Jenkins, who serves on the board of directors of the civic association, said the gardens give back to the community by providing education to residents about growing their own flowers and produce, and, more importantly, the gardens are a beautiful space neighbors can take pride in and enjoy. She said there are 30 plots on the site right now, and the plan is to increase the number of plots to 60 within the coming year. Fruit trees, berry bushes

and edible flowers are also planned for the gardens. Residents can rent a plot for $25 per year and can grow whatever flowers and produce they would like. The only stipulations are that residents abide by a set of rules, use only organic materials and refrain from planting poisonous or illegal plants. She said all gardeners also must commit to 16 hours of work at the gardens each year, helping with improvements,

weeding, promotion and other activities. Garden volunteers are hosting an open house at the site from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. Anyone who is interested is welcome to stop by and learn more about the initiative. Although summer is drawing to an end, Jenkins said there are flowers and plants that can still be planted and grow. “We have a fairly long growing season in Cincinnati,” she said. Plants like lettuce, spinach, radishes, broccoli, herbs, tomatoes and squash will continue growing into the fall season, she said. More information about the Westwood Community Gardens, as well as application forms for renting plots, can be found on the community gardens link at “It’s wonderful to bring a community garden to the Westwood neighborhood,” Jenkins said. For more about your community, visit www

Gravelrama announces its schedule of events By Jason Hoffman

The 41st annual installment of Gravelrama begins Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. in Cleves. The event will feature flat and uphill drag racing over dirt and gravel, an obstacle course for vehicles to manipulate rocks and the ever-popular Big Eliminator Hill challenge where competitors attempt to scale a severely inclined dirt hill.

Spectators can expect to see vehicles from all over the country and elsewhere; currently there are registered competitors from 30 states and various provinces of Canada, according to the event’s web page. Gravelrama began in 1971 as competition to see who had the best fourwheel drive vehicle in North America. The event brings competitors and spectators from all over the United States and Canada.

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Friday, Aug. 26 Spectator gate opens at noon Jr. racing: 12 p.m. Uphill drag racing: 5 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 29 Free admission Obstacle course: 10 a.m.

Jewish Hospital’s mammography van at Dillards The Jewish Hospital Mammography Van will be at the Western Hill Dillards store, 6290 Glenway Ave., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30. The van offers a wide range of locations throughout the month of August with the digital mammography van, providing easy access to the latest technology in the fight against breast cancer. The van: • are staffed by female technologists board-certified in mammography and board-certified radiologists, experienced in the interpretation of mammograms; • are equipped with full field digital technology, allowing images to be

The van offers a wide range of locations throughout the month of August. viewed in seconds so the technologist can check for proper positioning, reducing the possibility of coming back for repeat images; • have dressing rooms

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Fun family event returns to Green Township By Kurt Backscheider

Parents in Green Township are invited to bring their children to Veterans Park for a day of fun and games. The township is hosting its third annual Kid’s Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the park, 6231 Harrison Ave. “It’s free for Green Township residents and children,” said Jennifer Barlow,

the township’s development assistant and special events coordinator. “Kid’s Fun Day is just a really good event for the children of our township.” Festivities include games, prizes, food, music and demonstrations, she said. A new feature the township added this year is Touch a Truck, she said. Children will be able to get up close and personal and climb inside a variety of

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Office building one step closer By Jason Hoffman

The Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission voted 6 to 1 recently to move forward for plans for an office building at the southeast corner of Lakewood Drive and Bridgetown Road. The proposal, applied for by FGH Properties LLC, has been in the works for the last six months. Steve Florian, vice president of Hoeting Realtors, said the process is still in its infancy. “After (Aug. 4’s) meeting, we will have two more with the county,” Florian said. Florian’s company is proposing to build a 5,100square-foot office building

and 45-space parking lot at 5825 Bridgetown Road. The property is currently zoned as residential, making commission approval necessary to switch zoning to a planned office space. The one point of contention between the commission and the developers was a recommended motion to install a 30-foot easement on the eastern property line to allow access for future neighboring developments, instead of single access driveways for each individual business. “With this stipulation in place, I am not sure we will ever get to the building phase of this project,” Florian said. Green Township Admin-

istrator Kevin Celarek told the commission the development will be part of the Bridgetown Road Corridor Plan “to increase businesses along the thoroughfare.” The corridor plan began in 2005 as a project coordinated by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Government (OKI) and aims to “develop a strategic plan that will improve the transportation mobility and safety of residents, commuters, visitors and freight movement throughout Western Hamilton County,” according to OKI mission statement. The next commission meeting dealing with the development is planned for Thursday, Aug. 18.


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Green Twp. Army veteran receives medal By Kurt Backscheider

To say William Wyder was elated to receive his overdue military medal is an understatement. There aren’t enough words to describe just how excited the 74-year-old Green Township resident was. “I’m happy as hell,” Wyder said. “This is a great honor.” The U.S. Army veteran received his Korea Defense Service Medal from U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-1st District) during a ceremony at the Green Township VFW Post 10380 meeting Thursday, Aug. 18. Wyder, who grew up in Mount Adams and graduated from Purcell Marian High

School, enlisted in the Army right out of high school. “I shipped out five days after I graduated,” he said. “I wanted to go in as a boy and come out as a man, and I did.” An Army medic, he served with the 7th Infantry Division, 17th Infantry Regiment, Medical Company in Korea from December 1955 through April 1957. The U.S. Department of Defense created the Korean Defense Service Medal in 2004 to give special recognition for the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the armed forces who have served or are serving in the Republic of Korea. To be eligible for the medal, one must have served in Korea from July


Green Township resident William Wyder proudly holds up his Korea Defense Service medal. U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-1st District) presented the medal to Wyder during a ceremony at the Green Township VFW Post 10380 meeting Thursday, Aug. 18.

1954 to a future date to be determined by the secretary of defense. Chabot said it was an honor to present the medal to Wyder, who is a wellrespected member of the Green Township VFW Post. “When his country called, Mr. Wyder answered,” Chabot said. “We owe him a debt of gratitude for his service. It is my pleasure to present him the medal he rightfully deserves on behalf of the U.S. Congress.” Wyder said it wasn’t always easy serving in Korea, and the cold, snowy winters made it especially tough. “I thought I never was going to come home,” he said. But, he pushed through

and proudly represented his country. When he left the Army he put his experience as a medic to good use and took a job in biomedical research at Procter & Gamble. “I really enjoyed medicine,” Wyder said. He said he worked as a biological technician for Procter & Gamble for 30 years before his retirement. He and his wife, Eileen, have been longtime Green Township residents. They have four children and two grandchildren. Wyder thanked his fellow veterans in Post 10380 for their support and help in obtaining his service medal. “This post is filled with really good people,” he said. “They’ve treated me like a king. I feel so honored.”


Green Township resident William Wyder holds the Korea Defense Service medal he earned for serving in Korea for a year and a half in the defense of the Republic of Korea following the Korean War. Get your Green Township news every day. Sign up for the online newsletter at Cincinnati. com/greentownship.

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ship committee chose the winners from essays submitted from five local parishes to determine the winners of a $1,000 and $500 scholarship. This year's $1,000 winner is Nick Talbot from Our Lady of Visitation School, and Sarah Forbeck who attended St. Bernard school was awarded $500


Sarah Forbeck, St. Bernard Parish is awarded a $500 by Bob Nieporte of the St. Joseph of the Three Rivers Knights of Columbus Council. With them are Sarah's family: Emily, Joy, Holly, and Jeff Forbeck, and Mary Jo Dehmer, widow of Bill Dehmer.

Lancers launch sports webcasts The Internet audio team will consist of Barrett Cohen as playby-play announcer, Bret Sims as color analyst, and Rob Lucas as sideline analyst. Cohen has been doing play-byplay for more than five years, Sims is the lead writer for, freelancing for Cox Publishing and head writer and editor for HACKS; Lucas brings the insight of a two-time Indiana high school football state champion, as well as collegiate experience as a linebacker for the University of Cincinnati. “We’re very proud of WLSN and the important contributions it will make to La Salle High School,” said athletic director Dan Flynn in the statement. “Our ability to offer our students, alumni and benefactors the ability to follow La Salle football and basketball on such a broadcast stage is exciting for La Salle High School. The WLSN team is very excited about La Salle High School and we are excited to have them.” Jeff Wallace, a certified youth sports administrator with a passion for supporting high school and youth athletics, is providing state-of-the-art HD equipment for streaming live Internet audio.



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Oak Hills grad wins scholarship Samantha Amend, 18, of Bridgetown was recently awarded a $5,000 college scholarship from her employer, City Barbeque. A 2011 graduate of Oak Hills High School, Amend will be attending Georgetown (Ky.) College this fall with a major in business. Her dream job is to be a CEO. In high school, she was involved with travel and high school soccer, Partners’ Club (helping students with special needs), Student Council, UGive, and Kilt Krew, a freshmen mentor program. “I always look at the framed pictures of the past scholarship recipients when I am in the dining room at Glenway. Then I saw the flyer on this year’s scholarship, and I figured someone has to win it so why not me?” Amend said. “Sam was the first person we hired at City Barbeque in Glenway, and we said then that if we could build our team with more people like her we would be in good shape. She is a great model employee,” said Ryan Caton, manager. Amend is the daughter of Tim and Traci Amend of Bridgetown.


Samantha Amend, 18, of Bridgetown was recently awarded a $5,000 college scholarship from her employer, City Barbeque She was one of several employees who applied for the scholarship, which is administered through The Columbus Founda-

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John Kroner, a 2010 graduate of Indiana University, has been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the United States. Election to Phi Beta Kappa is based solely on academic achievement and is limited to students majoring in liberal arts and sciences. Nationwide, only about 1 percent of all college seniors are invited to join Phi Beta Kappa each year.

Dean’s list

Beginning Aug. 24, the La Salle Lancers are on the air. High School Director of Community Development Greg Tankersley has announced the premiere of WLSN, the La Salle Network. Tankersley says WLSN is a combination of an Internet audio and video webcast of La Salle football and basketball. WLSN will be found at WLSN will become the official broadcast entity for La Salle High School. The network will debut Tuesday, Aug. 23, with a live Internet radio broadcast and fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Game On Sports Bar in the White Oak Shopping Center. This broadcast will be among a select number of dates that the WLSN crew will broadcast from within the La Salle community. Details for a weekly tailgate show from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. are still being developed for all home football games. The tailgate show will be a live broadcast available by FM transmitter to listeners around the high school. More details will be provided before the first home football game against Lakota East on Sept. 9.


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Nick Talbot from Our Lady of Visitation School is awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Bob Nieporte of the St. Joseph of the Three Rivers Knights of Columbus Council.

St. Joseph of the Three Rivers Knights of Columbus Council has recently awarded two eighthgrade students scholarships to attend Catholic high schools. The sixth annual Bill Dehmer Memorial Scholarship is supported through various fund raisers held by St. Joseph K of C, most notably their Lenten Fish Fry. The St. Joseph K of C scholar-


Katelyn Jones and Christina Zoellner were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Evansville. • Lauren Combs was named to the spring dean’s list at the College of Mount St. Joseph. • Shannon Marengo and Caitlin Yauch were named to the spring dean’s list at Wilmington College. Jeffrey Campbell, Rachel House and Gregory Johnson were named to the dean’s list through the collaboration between Wilmington College and Cincinnati State Technical & Community College. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time and maintain at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. • Megan Burneka and Carl Horsley were named to the spring semester academic merit list at Wilmington College. The following students were named to the spring semester academic merit list through the collaboration between Wilmington College and Cincinnati State Technical & Community College: Melissa Buckley, Paul Erskine, Mary Hils, Jenny Jackson, Valerie Neumann, Juliann Quinn, Kerri Smith and Troy Toelke. The academic merit list recognizes those students, enrolled six to 11 hours, who earn at least a 3.6 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

• Daniel Lusheck was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Ashland University. • Megan Moser and James Tucker were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Urbana University. • Steven Bays, Brandon Dittgen, Stephanie Powers and Kevin Sucher were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Morehead State University. • The following students were named to the spring semester dean's list at Bellarmine University: Clare Gandenberger, Sara Grogan, Ellen Groneman, Kristin Hamrick, Nicholas Holmes, Abigail Jung, Kevin Melzer and Maggie Schad.


Sarah Baker, Kristina Ehrman, Anthony Elech, Evan Hand and Tabatha Rufft have earned bachelor of fine arts degrees from The Art Academy of Cincinnati. • Luke Ewald has graduated summa cum laude from Wittenberg University. Ewald earned departmental honors in psychology. • Jesse Ewald has graduated from the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. • Patrick Metz and Caitlin Yauch have graduated from Wilmington College. Metz received a bachelor of arts in accounting, which Yauch earned bachelor of science in athletic training. • Jenny Jackson and Dylan Turner have earned degrees through the collaboration between Cincinnati State Technical & Community College and Wilmington College. Jackson graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts in business administration. Turner also earned a BA in business administration.

• Chinh Nguyen and James E. Sexton have graduated from the Northeast Ohio Medical University with a doctorate in pharmacy. Both are graduates of Elder High School. • Annemarie Besse has graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of science in nursing. She is the daughter of Gerald and Judith Besse of Bridgetown. • Kelli O’Brien has graduated from the Ohio University Scripps College of Communications with a bachelor’s degree. O’Brien, daughter of Terry and Lori O’Brien of Bridgetown, is a 2007 graduate of Oak Hills High School. • Elliott Spence has graduated from Delaware Valley College. • The following students have graduated from Morehead State University: Steven Bays, bachelor of arts; Brandon Dittgen, bachelor of music education; and Stephanie Powers, bachelor of arts. • The following students have graduated from the University of Findlay: Kaitlin Langenbrunner, bachelor of science in equestrian studies and equine business management. Kyle Nickson, bachelor of science in business management/marketing. • Nick Wiehe has graduated from the Missouri University of Science and Technology with a bachelor of science in psychology. • Darrell Cooper and Cherlina Malveaux have graduated from Excelsior College with associate of science degrees in nursing. • Erin Mayhaus has graduated from the University of Akron with a master of arts degree in speech-language pathology.


Elder honors

Elder High School recently recognized the 42 newest members of its honors program. As honors program students, they will take the most challenging courses offered at Elder. In addition, they will be involved in service and leadership development components within their program of study to prepare them to excel as future leaders. Class of 2015 honors program students are Logan Chowning, Hunter Meltebrink, Noah Poland, Sam Tepe, Brett Tierney and Conner Wilburn, Our Lady of Lourdes; Tommy Becker, Greg Cappel, David Eubanks, Harry Laiveling, Ben Luebbe, David Meyer, Noah Peterson and Michael Trotta, Our Lady of Victory; Ben Lee, Collin Schwiers, Ryan Schwiers and Max Wienkamp, Our Lady of the Visitation; Spence Niehaus, Rapid Run Middle School; Frank Ellert, Ben James and Brady Kraemer, St. Antoninus; Nick Conda, St. Catharine of Siena; Jake Humphrey, Jordan Jacob, Evan Mallory, Brad Murphy and Chris Ochs, St. Dominic; Jack Smith and Zack Sullivan, St. Ignatius Loyola; Nick Duke, Nicholas Gibbs, Max Hammersmith, Craig Mullen and Joshua Rhoads, St. Jude; Eric Huff and Ben Merk, St. Martin of Tours; Riley James and Michael O’Brien, St. Teresa of Avila; Chris Deters, Luke Jett and Matt Olthaus, St. William.

Schools Seton High School

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


First honors: Julie Alder, Christine Anneken, Allison Bailey, Molly Beck, Samantha Bedel, Taylor Beiersdorfer, Megan Bisher, Loretta Blaut, Diana Bolton, Molly Brauch, Magalynne Browne, Kendall Cappel, Allyson Cox, Corrine Deutenberg, Rebecca Freese, Jessica Frey, Kelly Gallagher, Cassidy Gramke, Jennifer Healey, Karly Heinzelman, Taylor Hirth, Sarah Kammer, Rice Klauke, Lauren Knolle, Julia Kohler, Kelley Kraemer, Katherine Lehan, Lauren Lind, Morgan Masminster, Brittany Maxwell, Anna McGowan, Michelle Moehring, Samantha Monahan, Hannah Nartker, Alexandra Neltner, Ashley O’Brien, Abigail Pace, Samantha Pragar, Rachel Richter, Nicole Ruffing, Brooke Schleben, Cayla Schmitt, Victoria Scholl, Sydney Schultz, Samantha Smith, Sarah Specker, Kirby Sullivan, Halie Sunderman, Catherine Tuttle, Olivia Wall and Olivia Wetsch. Second honors: Penelope Abe, Alissa Allison, Hannah Becker, Elizabeth Bruewer, Julie Chastang, Elizabeth Day, Key’Vonya Edwards, Abigail Felix, Maggie Freudiger, Jessica Gilmore, Lauren Godsey, Samantha Goodwin, Margaret Hamad, Victoria Hancock, Mikayla Hartoin, Amanda Hayden, Katelyn Hembree, Lindsey Hendricks, Samantha Hissett, Rachel Hobbs, Alexandra Hoffmann, Olivia Klumb, Molly Kraisinger, Monica Lepper, Sydney Loebker, Allison Luebbering, Alyssa Lyons, Allison Mohan, Taylor Morano, Katie Nanney, Lindsey Niehaus, Susan Nussman, Colleen O’Connor, Christine Oswald, Carley Roberto, Quinn Scheiner, Courtney Schriefer, Olivia Selle, Leanne Shinkle, Jewel Thompson, Rachel Watkins, Macy Wauligman, Christa Woelfel, Jessica Wuebbolt and Chelsea Zang.


First honors: Lindsey Ackerman, Melanie Autenrieb, Abigail Awad, Nicole Behler, Morgan Doerflein, Alejandra Driehaus, Danielle Drinkuth, Jocelyn Evans, Kaitlyn Finfrock, Katarina Gay, McKenzie Grace, Kelsey Groll, Molly Hartig, Emily Heine, Sarah Hilvert, Karly Hyland, Maggie Keyes, Hayley Kirley, Kathleen Koch, Grace Laivel-

ing, Erika LaRosa, Stephanie Little, Jenna Martini, Laura Mersmann, Holly Meyer, Paige Moorhead, Lindsey Mullen, Kelsey Murphy, Jennifer Nguyen, Colleen O’Brien, Morgan Quatman, Kara Rattermann, Emily Reiring, Samantha Riser, Allison Roell, Christine Rowland, Katelyn Schoster, Christina Schultz, Stefanie Schwarm, Emily Sedler, Jaime Smith, Regina Squeri, Nicole Stemler, Ashley Tettenhorst, Emma Thiemann, Andrea Toth, Sydney Vollmer, Allison Walke, Erin Wanger, Jessica Woeste, Rachel Zieverink and Kourtney Zigelmier. Second honors: Arianna Alonzo, Jessica Anevski, Shelby Ashcraft, Jacqueline Bauer, Amanda Boeing, Ashley Bretnitz, Caitlin Brunton, Maureen Carolin, McKenzie Davis, Lisa Dlima, Morgan Doll, Ashley Doyle, Sarah Doyle, Kristin Eversole, Shelby Fritsch, Haley Gooderson, Erin Grace, Elizabeth Griswold, Emma Hand, Emily Hayhow, Brooke Heideman, Anna Marie Hetzer, Emily Hofmeyer, Kelli Holwadel, Kara Hunsche, Ashley Jacobs, Hannah James, Nicole Key, Amanda Koppers, Hannah Lanzillotta, Margaret Leisgang, Adelaide Lottman, Kayla Luckett, Sarah Macke, Cheyenne Martinez, Kathleen McCarthy, Marisa Meyer, Alexandra Moehring, Mary Grace Moore, Stephanie Myers, Nicole Nie, Jenna Niehaus, Emma Nienaber, Molly Piller, Kara Ridder, Sydney Roll, Haley Rollison, Madison Rosenacker, Helena Sabato, Jordan Schmidt, Sara Schwierjohann, Elizabeth Smith, Laura Sollmann, Anna Stagge, Rachel Stock, Emma Summers, Elizabeth Sunderhaus, Maria Svec, Jacqueline Tran, Morgan Vogel, Jaclyn Waller and Rachel Wink.


First honors: Samantha Beeler, Lindsey Berting, Lauren Bihl, Taylor Bittner, Kaitlyn Cappel, Anna Combs, Alexis Cranley, Ashley Eversole, Anne Goettke, Danielle Hoffman, Emily Igel, Alyssa Kaine, Jordan Lipps, Katherine McHale, Brooke Moorhead, Sandra Moser, Ashley Niemann, Anne Pace, Stacey Radziwon, Noelle Rogers, Melissa Schenkel and Lauren Ulmer. Second honors: Melissa Alexander, Lindsey Allgeyer, Molly Arnold, Alexandra Averbeck, Jessica Bailey, Sarah Banfill, Dallas Beardsley, Mariah Becker, Nicole Bell, Olivia

Bernard, Julie Buttelwerth, Sarah Clark, Erin Davoran, Olivia Dulle, Rebecca Ewald, Jessica Fox, Jaynee Goines, Carly Graman, Rachel Gregory, Madeline Haney, Maggie Hauer, Bailey Haussler, Taylor Heim, Shanna Hickey, Sarah Kathmann, Olivia Klawitter, Vanessa Klawitter, Amber Knolle, Kelly Laib, Emma Lindle, Kari Lockwood, Jourdan Lyons, Emily McDonald, Andrea Metzger, Lauren Meyer, Rebecca Meyer, Jennifer Morand, Jessica Mueller, Alexi Murray, Leanne Nieberding, Alison Norman, Lam Pham, Rachel Poston, Natalie Rudolf, Mollie Ruffing, Emily Seibel, Kylee Siefke, Allison Smith, Samantha Southard, Emily Stautberg, Lauren Tepe, Maria Tepe, Shelby Wauligman, Rachel Weber, Alisha Wilk and Cassy Woelfel.


First honors: Catherine Bisher, Meghan Cappel, Megan Catanzaro, Elizabeth Cook, Marie Fishburn, Akayla Floyd, Chelsea Geiger, Jamie Gregory, Katherine Grote, Jaymee Hayden, Noelle Hingsbergen, Anna Hinzman, Elizabeth Hurley, Sarah Kramer, Mary Leisgang, Rebecca Meese, Hannah Perrino, Sarah Ritter, Abigail Scherer, Kathryn Schwaeble, Laney Sportsman, Jenna Stenger, Erica Tan, Stacie Volker, Lindsay Wagner, Jenna Weber, Mollie Williams, Erin Zimmermann Second honors: Samantha Barnes, Kathryn Bayer, Emily Bleh, Chelsea Boles, Andrea Book, Emily Brunner, Jordan Burch, Amanda Changet, Ashley Combs, Teresa Del Prince, Samantha Dresmann, Katie Fisher, Michelle Hamad, Mary Hartfiel, Elizabeth Hartke, Taylor Hensley, Kathleen Hornback, Stephanie Klawitter, Jordyn Klumpp, Allison Lauck, Kelly Leonard, Anna Marie Marsala, Katie Mellott, Kaitlyn Melvin, Crystal Merida, Alyssa Merz, Rachel Minning, Joy Mooney, Michelle Mugwambi, Rebecca Murphy, Natalie Palmer, Katie Phillips, Lori Piller, Casey Reagan, Molly Rebennack, Allison Rebholz, Ashley Roettker, Nicole Rogers, Amanda Roseberry, Courtney Schmidt, Alyson Schoenung, Katelyn Schuerman, Alexandra Seitz, Kelly Simpkins, Ashley Smith, Abigail Sturgill, Alison Taylor, Elizabeth Telles, Lindsey Thompson, Sarah Tiemeyer, Sarah Wiechert and Mary Zupan.

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Hart receives McAuley Award Mother of Mercy High School recently presented the Catherine McAuley Award at its annual Senior Awards Day. Theschool’s highest award, it is given to the student who best exemplifies the values that characterized McAuley and the many Mercy schools that honor her mission and vision. Faculty and seniors nominated 15 students, who were whittled down to five finalists by a committee composed of the religion department chair, director of campus ministry, senior class moderator, director of student services, student council moderator, associate principal and principal along with two junior co-chairs. This year’s finalists were Nikole Barkalow, Elizabeth Bley, Allie Hart, Annamarie Mosier and Elizabeth Ruwe. Once selected, the finalists are asked to write about how Mercy’s values of excellence, compassion, service, leadership and faith have impacted their lives. Fellow senior classmates also have the opportunity to turn in recommendations on behalf of the finalists. The selection committee then determines the final recipient. The 2011 Catherine McAuley Award was given to Allie Hart, daughter of Pat and Nancy Hart of Green Township. “The class of 2011 is an excellent class and each candidate is truly worthy of this award. Allie exemplifies the compassionate heart, dedicated spirit, and lively disposition that enabled Catherine McAuley to make such a difference in the lives



Pictured from left are Catherine McAuley Award finalists Nikole Barkalow, Elizabeth Bley, Allie Hart, Annamarie Mosier and Elizabeth Ruwe. of women and children in Ireland in the 1840s. This legacy lives on through Allie and the other nominees,” said Diane Laake, Mother of Mercy principal. Hart was part of Mercy’s volleyball and basketball programs all four years. In addition, she played an active role in Student Council, the Girls Athletic Association and the Student Advancement Leadership Team. She also participated in

numerous volunteer activities, including serving at the soup kitchen, volunteering at EPIC House and attending the ARISE South Texas Mission Trip the summer before her senior year. She received the Service Student of the Month award during her sophomore year and recently was recognized by the Westwood Civic Club as a Student of the Year. Hart will attend Xavier University to study early childhood education.


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Services for F. Carolyn “Toots” Roth Bittner, 77, Whitewater Township, were Aug. 22 at St. Joseph Church. Survived by husband Frank “Bud” Bittner; children Daniel (Gayle), Diane (Mike) Ruwe, David (Joan) Bittner; sister Rita (late Ed) Rowland; 11 grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother Joseph Roth. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.


Fred (Dottie), Kieth, Tim, Kathy (Brad), Nancy (Daniel). Preceded in death by father Sam, siblings Michael, Jerry, Linda. Services were July 21 at Bridgetown Cemetery. Memorials to: Mary Daugherty, 3249 Stanhope Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Rita Downing

Rita V. Downing, 87, died Aug. 12. Survived by sister Rose Whetstein; nephew and nieces Greg (Brenda), Jean Ann, Carol Ann (Donald); great-nephews Noah, Michael, Nicholas; many other nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Tillman Downing. Services were Aug. 15 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati, Council on Aging or St. Dominic Church.

Annette Garza

Annette Garza, 52, Delhi Township, died Aug. 13. She was a building inspector with the city of Cincinnati. She was a member of Local Union 212. Survived by husband Don Kummler; daughter Joy Kummler; brothers Dennis (Barb) GarzaMappes, Ivo (Laurel) Garza. Services were Aug. 17 at Immanuel United Church of Christ. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Carol Kelly

Carol Theis Kelly, 71, died Aug. 15. She was an office manager for Whitmer & Co. Survived by husband Paul Kelly; children Tracey (Tony) King, Bryan (Becky), Kevin (Jeana), Tim (Erin) Kelly; Joshua King, Emily, Eric, Jake, Taylor, Mitchell, Brady, Cameron, Gus Kelly; siblings Dorothy (the late Ben) Thamann, Shirley (the late Al) Nieters, Mary Jean (the late Len) Rowekamp, Elaine (Robert) Schuette, Jack (Louise) Theis, Dick (Teda) Theis; brother-in-law Bob Brown. Preceded in death by grandsons Andrew, Jack, Will Kelly, sister Janet (the late Bill) Bronner-Brown. Services were Aug. 20 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Tender Mercies, 27 W. 12th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Margaret Kiely

Margaret Mary Kiely, 78, Delhi Township, died Aug. 8. She was an office manager for Ohio National Insurance.

About obituaries Survived by siblings Bill (Mavourneen) Kiely; nephews Marty (Betsy), Mark (Connie Poulis) Koval, Douglas (Annie), Andrew (Claire Foley), Patrick Kiely; great-nephews and nieces Nathan, Thomas, Elizabeth, Anne, John Kiely. Preceded in death by sisters Rita (Frank) Koval, Jo Ann Kiely. Services were Aug. 15 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., P.O. Box, 633597 Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Jeff, Julie, Barbara, Bethany, William, Teresa, Cecilia, John Paul, Joseph, Michael, Sarah, Matthew, Emily, Amanda Metzner; sister Sister Rosina Panning S.C.; five greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband William Metzner, siblings Sister Ruth Ann, S.C., John Panning, Martha Haap, Virginia Niesen. Services were Aug. 19 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Lung Association.

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Ervin J. Krauz, 88, Western Hills, died Aug. 6. He was a salesman. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by wife Mary Krauz; daughter Mary Ann (Bill) Keith; brother Edward Krauz; grandson Matt (Gina) Keith; greatgrandchildren Alec, Annabelle Keith. ArrangeKrauz ments by Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224 or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Joseph Massoud

Joseph D. Massoud, 81, Westwood, died Aug. 14. He was a physician. He was an Air Force veteran and a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher. Survived by wife Margot Massoud; children Marty (Rick) Thiemann, Mary Jo, Paul (Jennifer) Massoud, Gilbert (Alicia) Salem; siblings Barbara (Bob) Massoud Foster, John ( Nancy), Al, David (Penny) Massoud; 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Josephine Cunert, Jacob Massoud. Services were Aug. 19 at St. Anthony of Padua. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Anthony of Padua Church.

Dorothy Metzner

Dorothy Panning Metzner, 75, Dent, died Aug. 15. Survived by children Mary Pat (Mike) Smith, Douglas (Nancy), David (Sue), Mark (Mary Ann), James (Sandy), John (Tricia) Metzner; grandchildren Jenny Smith, Colleen Thompson, Melissa Keithley,

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Barbara Weaver McDonald, 61, Green Township, died Aug. 15. She worked for Boeing Aerospace. Survived by husband Jerry McDonald; children Mark Allbecker, Nakia (Nick) Shouse; grandchildren Scotty, Stephen, Dakota, Vanessa; sister-in-law Wanda; nieces and nephew Trish, Amy, Charmane, McDonald William. Preceded in death by sisters Phyllis Martin, Margreta Nichols. Services were Aug. 20 at Meyer Funeral Home.

Eleanor Nagel

Eleanor Ranz Nagel, 96, Monfort Heights, died Aug. 17. Survived by brothers George (Jan), Norb (Mary) Ranz; brother-inlaw Jack (Pat) Nagel; nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by husband Raymond Nagel, siblings Bob (late Nagel Marge), Art (late Esther) Ranz, Mary (late Al) Krismer, Loretta (Glenn) Helmes. Services were Aug. 20 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Anna Poor

Anna Poor died Aug. 12. Survived by husband Orville Poor; children Donnie Thomas, Mike, Amy Poor; siblings Willie, Gary, Pebbles Acres, Kathy Vincent; 13 grandchildren. Services were Aug. 18 at the First Baptist Church of Miamitown. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

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Victor Russ

Services for Victor Russ, Green Township, were Aug. 16 at Spring Grove Cemetery. He was a musician. Survived by daughter Amy Russ. Preceded in death by wife Jean Russ, siblings Robert Russ, Josephine Wolf. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or VH1 Save the Music Foundation.

Thelma Schoen-Downey

Thelma Wehrle Schoen-Downey, 90, died Aug. 13. Survived by daughters Sharon (Richard) Hand, Sandra (the late Richard) Thien; grandchildren Jamie (Kim), Katie (Gary), Amy (Wendell), Jeff, Mindy (Steve); nine greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husbands Albert Schoen-Downey Schoen, Robert Downey Jr. Services were Aug. 16 at St. Teresa Avila. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Mary Story

Mary Taccone Story, 90, died Aug. 11. She was a registered nurse for 40 years. She was a member of Disabled American Veterans. Preceded in death by husband Robert Story, parents Florence, Thomas Taccone. Services were Aug. 16 St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Antoninus Endowment Fund or Sister of Mercy Sienna Woods, 235 W. Orchards Springs Drive, Dayton, OH 45415.

Bette Mae Tarter

Bette Mae Holmes Tarter, 77, Western Hills, died Aug. 15. Survived by cousin Helen Whitford. Preceded in death by husband Ronald Tarter. Tarter Services were Aug. 18 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Marie Winters

Services for Marie Winters of Westwood were Aug. 19 at St. Catharine of Siena. She was a member of the Goldenaires and the Cheviot Civic Association. Survived by daughter-in-law Mary Miller; Winters neighbor Laura Niesen and family. Preceded in death by husbands Wilbur Miller, Gus Winters. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home.


3361 Alpine Place: Bessler, Paul W. to Vater, Byron E. and Rita P.; $64,500. 4142 Janward Drive: Bain, Steven R. to Alexander, Brandy M.; $77,500.


3032 Bailey Ave.: Niemer, Teresa M. to Pickett, Laura A.; $85,000. 3833 Biehl Ave.: Eiding, Ryan E. and Traci L. to Zieleniewski, Nicholas R. and Virginia A.; $118,500. 4056 Boomer Road: Jensen, Paul A. and Nancy J. to Auciello, Nancy M. Tr.; $285,000. 7021 Boulder Path Drive: Boulder Path LLC to Riehl, Keith S.; $38,000. 5654 Cheviot Road: Keith, Terry L. to Keith, Terry L.; $2,001.

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Grace Huth and Shirley Heidenreich enjoy the Happy Hour Mercy Franciscan At West Park hosts once a week. PHOTOS: PROVIDED

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Residents of Mercy Franciscan At West Park gather at the piano to listen to Ethel Schuck, 100. Schuck plays every Friday for her fellow residents and has a large repertoire.

Mike Pendell, at the piano, is a favorite entertainer of West Park residents. Also pictured are, from left, Paul Rasche, Jean Sperber, Grace Huth and Shirley Heidenreich.

Kathryn Chaldekes, Angela Fisher, Shirley Heidenreich, Grace Huth and Helen Grawe enjoy sitting on the front porch when weather permits at Mercy Franciscan At West Park.


From B8 5654 Cheviot Road: Keith, Terry L. to Semrad, Jennifer; $2,001. 5654 Cheviot Road: Keith, Terry L. to Semrad, Jennifer; $12,666. 5654 Cheviot Road: Semradkeith, Jennifer to Semrad, Jennifer; $16,666. 5938 Harrison Ave.: Westrich, Joe to Westrich, Martin R.; $63,000. 5464 Hyacinth Terrace: Niemeyer, Melissa M. and Mark M. Nienhaus to Jones, Terry A. and Susan H.; $115,000. 5735 Lofty View Way: Davenport, Lynita J. and Beverly G. Brinck to Naseef, Marjorie L. and Martin; $173,000. 5350 Orchardvalley Drive: Caster, John to Bray, Jeffrey L. Jr.; $65,900. 5408 Sanrio Court: Gates, Rita to Folzenlogen, Mark E. and Sharon A.; $134,000. 5344 Werk Road: Schenke, Helen K. to Morgan, Ronda L.; $75,000. 2870 Werkridge Drive: Macknight, Judith A. Tr. and Carole J. Baginski Tr. to Nichols, Mark A. and Cynthia N.; $132,000.

2658 Bayhill Court: Mullen, James A. to Bovard, Michael D. and Marcia L.; $285,500. 7781 Foxtrot Drive: Swope, Gregory I. Tr. and Leslie D. Bingle Tr. to Dewar, Christopher D.; $105,000. 8200 Jordan Road: U.S. Bank NA ND to Jordan Interests LLC; $13,200. 7321 Pickway Drive: Sandhas, Brian J. and Emily M. to Scott, Regina; $195,500.


3205 Buell St.: Whitt, Stacey L. to Fannie Mae; $38,000. 3950 Farrell Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to EP Investment Group LLC; $24,900. 3142 Glenmore Ave.: Herzner, Christopher D. and Megan Hornback to U.S. Bank NA; $66,000. 2358 Harrison Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to 2358 Harrison Ave. LLC; $5,000. 3042 Ramona Ave.: Barger, Kathleen A. to Otto, Ashley S. and David M. Szymanski; $120,000. 2916 Veazey Ave.: Fifth Third Mort-

gage Co. to Negashe, Getinet B. and Edlawit Awoke; $27,000. 3012 Veazey Ave.: Rottinghaus, Matthew J. to U.S. Bank NA; $50,000. 3268 Buell St.: Lippolis, John F. and Debbie to Advantage Bank; $60,000. 2190 Champlain St.: Jackson, John W. and Carol J. Harju to Bedinghaus, Nancy Louise; $1,000. 3047 Feltz Ave.: Murray, Susan F. to Vieh, Werner C. Tr. and MarieClaude Vieh Tr.; $94,500. 2639 Montana Ave.: Bankunited Assignee of FDIC to Wilson, Steve; $30,000. 3264 Vittmer Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Elkwater Properties LLC; $45,000. 3027 Wardall Ave.: National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to Dobric, Louise A.; $97,500. 2802 Westbrook Road: Jonson, Anna and Elaine Cardullias to Fay, Erin and Sandra; $66,000. 2470 Fleetwood Ave.: Seaborough, Lawrence to Carlin, Stephen L.; $108,000. 2888 Kling Ave.: Nelson, Robert J. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $44,000. 2777 Montana Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Walls, Sondra; $8,400.

3255 Montana Ave.: Burnet Capital LLC to Ayagashe Holdings Inc.; $25,000. 3130 Sunshine Ave.: Fannie Mae to Harbour Portfolio IV LP; $6,837. 5780 Timrick Court: Beal, Betty J. to Batu, Dereje N.; $82,000. 2825 Veazey Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Vasiliauskas, Juozas and Kayce Crane; $33,000. 2832 Werk Road: Strong, Amanda to Gates, Matthew R.; $113,000. 3419 Bighorn Court: Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. NA to Zavada, Valentin; $15,000. 2985 Fourtowers Drive: Eagle Savings Bank to Norwood Investment Properties LLC; $170,000. 2870 McKinley Ave.: Dalton, Dennis to Dennis, Tasha R.; $65,000. 3250 Montana Ave.: Clark, William J. to Bonham, Robert W. II; $75,000. 2610 Ocosta Ave.: DLJ Mortgage Capital Inc. to Alderson, Anthony D.; $39,500. 2527 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Boeing, Howard to Ivenso, Emmanuel C. Jr.; $45,500. 3173 Ferncrest Court: Ferncrest Properties LLC to Ferncrest Properties Owne LLC; $498,727.

About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.


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2604 Gehrum Lane: Sandhu, Harjinder to Rousseau, Renee and Shaun Williams; $69,900. 2459 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Renata Properties LLC to Renata Properties Owner L.; $350,619. 2477 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Aboud, Khaled Y. to Advantage Bank; $60,000. 2929 Aquadale Lane: Dowdell, Sandra to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $34,000. 2492 Fleetwood Ave.: Givens, Nikki and Jacques R. Mooney to Homesales Inc.; $72,000. 3340 Stathem Ave.: States Resources Corp to Stathem Apartments LLC; $112,200. 3344 Stathem Ave.: States Resources Corp to Stathem Apartments LLC; $112,200. 3348 Stathem Ave.: States Resources Corp to Stathem Apartments LLC; $112,200.


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If (Anne) Thompson has indeed looked at both sides of the political atmosphere, she must be wearing blinders. She has overlooked the unemployment rate, jobless numbers, difficulty to drill the enormous amounts of oil we have in this country (due to the restrictions by the current administration), no answer to immigration issues, (costs the United States more for

the border issues than the current war), (Why should he limit Illegals from entering our country, they are his voters), immense tax burdens and will get worse, failed stimulus plan, took over the banks and auto companies and Insurance companies. The man in the White house will not salute the American flag and has had it removed from his office. He has surrounded himself with communists, tax evaders

Card might be significant sign Birthday cards are a reminder of all our friends and family who are bold enough to tell us about the decline that comes with the aging process. Several of the cards I opened in July made me laugh aloud and others were just too close to the truth. But one card said simply “Hope your day is filled with fun and surprises.” I could tell by the bulge in the back of the card that it was intended to play a song of some sort but that little piece had been damaged in the mail and didn’t function. No big deal. The custom in our house is to display all the cards on the fireplace mantle for a week or two and then toss them out. For some reason that tossing out part is hard for me. As a life coach, maybe there are lessons I can learn from such clever attempts at telling the truth. I stacked them together on my night table. One day I heard a faint sound. The malfunctioning card was suddenly playing “Happy Birthday to You” over and over and over. At first it was an oddity worth a smile. Then it became annoying. Then I left town for two nights. When I returned, I heard that same faint sound coming from the garbage can outside. It seemed to be growing louder. I had been nagging my husband to get a hearing screening. He proved he didn’t need it. He had tracked down the source and pitched the card. I rescued the slightly soiled card from the bottom of the can as some kind of omen and put it in my office. He could still hear it. I wrapped it in a blanket and turned on a fan



to cover the noise. It’s been playing constantly for a week now. I hid it somewhere just to test out its staying Cinda power but I’m Gorman afraid it might up again if Community Istartunwrap the Press guest soundproofing. columnist Certainly that card starting to finally function is merely a random act of technology gone bad … then good. However, if it was a sign of something significant, what might it be? What is special about this birthday that I need to be paying attention to? Is there a noteworthy season of my life ahead? Could this be a reminder that all birthdays should be “happy” occasions to make the most of every day in the year to come? What am I doing that could be enhanced or modified if I was more aware of how fleeting life is? What could I be eliminating as non-essential that is part of my unthinking daily routine? Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear xxx, Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear xxx, Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear xx, Happy Birthday to you! Cinda Gorman, a life and career coach, is coordinator and host of the Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group. You can reach her at 513-6621244 or Her website is www.seasons



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and Socialists. He bows to the Saudis and returned the bust of Winston Churchill to England. He has deserted our Israeli allies. He has removed God from every area of our lives wherever possible including the National Day of Prayer but has allowed the Muslim Day of Prayer. He issues an executive order passing HB 1388 which funds Palestinian refugees (Hamas) to come to America, including food, housing, welfare. I

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Coming soon, the Obama jobs plan Unemployment remains stuck at over 9 percent. The economy continues to be weak. Stocks gyrate wildly 400 and 500 points up and down (mostly down). The American people’s confidence in the economy, and in their government – at all time lows. What’s going on, and what can be done about it? President Obama initially blamed it on the previous administration. He had inherited the mess. For two years, he and his party had complete control over the levers of power in Washington – the presidency, the House of Representatives and the Senate. They pushed through an $814 billion stimulus package, Obamacare, and massive new regulations on banks and businesses (the Dodd-Frank Bill.) The results? Unemployment which was 6.7 percent when they started is now 9.2 percent, the national debt has increased by trillions, and we’ve now lost our AAA credit rating. President Obama then tried to put the blame for our poor economy on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the so-called Arab Spring in the Middle East, and financial instability in Europe.

Now all of these have probably had some impact on the struggling U.S. economy. But throughout history there have always been Steve Chabot i n t e r n a t i o n a l Community developments Press guest which impacted economy. columnist our And we’ve always risen above them. And we must do so now. Just before heading off to Martha’s Vineyard, the President announced that when he gets back, he’s going to come up with a new jobs plan. As the Representative of the people of the First Congressional District here in Southwest Ohio, be assured that I will review his plan carefully, and give it due consideration. But I must admit, I’m not optimistic if his past actions on jobs are any indication of what we can expect this time. We don’t need more regulations, more big-spending stimulus packages, higher revenues (taxes), or Washington-knowsbest solutions. For example, last

year, the administration implemented more than 100 new major rules, each of which would impose costs of more than $100 million on the economy. That was exactly the wrong thing to do. What we need to do is turn loose the entrepreneurial spirit of the American people and stop the over-regulation of the American small business community. When Congress reconvenes in early September, I will add my name as a cosponsor to Congressman Geoff Davis’ bill, H.R. 10, the Reins Act. This act would require Congress to take an up-or-down vote on all new major regulations before they could be imposed on the American people, on job-creating small businesses, or on state and local governments. Don’t punish risk-takers and those who are working to create the jobs of the future. Give Americans more freedom, not less. Yes, these are challenging economic times. But our great nation has seen them in the past, and has always risen above them. We can do it again. Steve Chabot (R), U. S. House or Representatives for the 1st District. He can reached at 513-684-2723 or at


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Project suggests community 9/11 walks As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, many of us are wondering how best to honor the many victims of that tragedy and its aftermath. To help answer that question, we at Abraham’s Path are organizing 9/11 Walks all over the United States and around the world. Our goal is simple: To honor the victims by walking and talking kindly with neighbors and strangers, in celebration of our common humanity and in defiance of fear, misunderstanding and hatred. Think about it: Wouldn’t it be great if 9/11 became a day for

Christians, Muslims, Jewish people, and everyone else to step over boundaries and walk kindly with “the other,” the way Bart Campolo Martin Luther Community King Day has become a day Press guest for community columnist service? What better way to build a pathway to peace? The original idea was to organize one big cross-boundary walk in New York City, but officials

The original idea was to organize one big cross-boundary walk in New York City, but officials there encouraged us to sponsor smaller walks instead. Now the idea is for lots of people – people like you – to organize 9/11 Walks in their own neighborhoods. Now handfuls of members from churches, mosques, synagogues, community groups, and families around the world are inviting each other to meet up on that afternoon. there encouraged us to sponsor smaller walks instead. Now the idea is for lots of people – people like you – to organize 9/11 Walks in their own neighborhoods. Now handfuls of members from churches, mosques,

synagogues, community groups, and families around the world are inviting each other to meet up on that afternoon. Here in Ohio, a walk is already scheduled for 2 p.m. at Cincinnati’s Eden Park, but why go that

far when you could easily organize your own 9/11 Walk in your own community? A quick visit to will prove that this really is a simple, do-ityourself peacemaking initiative. All it takes is a few minutes, a few phone calls, and a little bit of hope and courage. This year, on 9/11, take a stand. Better still, take a walk! Bart Campolo is the outreach coordinator with Abraham Path, an international human rights organization. He is also a neighborhood minister with the Walnut Hills Fellowship.

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Older, wiser Panthers aim to bounce back By Ben Walpole

Last year's 4-5 record isn’t particularly impressive. But Elder High School head football coach Doug Ramsey doesn’t think it tells the whole story. “We played a brutal schedule, and we were young,” Ramsey said. “But by the end of the year, we were pretty good.” It’s hard to Ramsey argue. Elder’s nine opponents combined to go 84-20 last season. Three of the Panthers’ five losses were to eventual state champions, and all six Ohio opponents were playoff qualifiers.

Ramsey is hoping the Panthers can build off their late-season success that saw them beat previously unbeaten teams (Carmel (Ill.) and La Salle) in weeks nine and 10. Elder returns four starters on the offensive line – Ryan Buller, Nick Custer, T.C. Klusman and Nick Nusekabel. Klusman, a second-team allGreater Catholic League South selection last year, verbally committed to the University of Louisville. Custer also is a Division I college prospect. “They had a good offseason,” Ramsey said. “I think they all got physically bigger and stronger. I’m expecting big things from them.”


Elder High School senior Rahkim Johnson, middle, fights off a block during a practice drill.

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The Panther passing attack could be one of the best in the area. Senior Ben Gramke returns at quarterback, after throwing for 1,488 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. “He’s looked really, really good this summer,” Ramsey said. “I

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think he has a better understanding of what we’re trying to do. I think he’s primed to have a great year.” Elder boasts a deep group of receivers as well, led by Jeffrey Vorherr (35 catches, second team all-GCL), Max Mazza (26 catches) and Pete Faillace.

Game days

Aug. 26 @ Centerville Sept. 2 @ Lakota West Sept. 9 Trinity Sept. 17 @ St. Edward, 7 p.m. Sept. 23 Central Sept. 30 @ St. Xavier Oct. 7 Archbishop Moeller Oct. 14 Bishop Chatard, 7 p.m. Oct. 21 Highlands Oct. 28 @ La Salle All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The key question on offense is finding a replacement for last year’s team MVP and leading rusher Ben Coffaro. And it probably won’t be one player. Cody Fox, Jimmy White and A.J. Burdine are in the backfield mix, and Ramsey called it “a good group.” On defense, the secondary is loaded with experience. Kevin Groll, Ian Gunn, Alec Niehauser and Scott Miliano all are returning starters. Three-year starter Rahkim Johnson was a first-team all-GCL pick last year on the defensive line. He’s joined by junior returnee Marc McGeorge to give the Panthers a solid core up front. The Panthers have big shoes to fill at linebacker. Trevor Ginn and Nick Pennekamp are the leading candidates. Elder, on paper at least, has the look of a playoff and league title contender. The schedule again is challenging, to say the least. This year’s slate may even be tougher than that of last year. The Panthers play five defending state champions. And that’s the schedule outside of the typically treacherous GCL South. “I think we’ve got some talent,” Ramsey said. “I think our schedule is so tough. Our kids have to understand that when things aren’t going our way - can we handle a little bit of adversity? “Last year we were so young. When things kind of went wrong for us, it could snowball.”

Offensive line a high spot for Oak Hills By Tony Meale

GREEN TWP. – Kurry Commins knows it won’t be easy, but it’s something he has to do. “Replacing Tommy,” he said, his voice trailing off ever so briefly, “I don’t know if you ever replace Tommy.” “Tommy” is 2011 Oak Hills High School graduate Tommy Konkoly. A former fouryear starter for the Highlanders,

Commins Kamp Konkoly broke virtually every major rushing record in school history last year. He’ll certainly be missed, but the Highlanders have a trio of tailbacks – senior Nick Smith, junior Alex Steffen and sophomore DeMarco Ruffin – ready to take over the reins. Commins described Smith as a

Hilton Stacey tough, business-like runner who brings an element of professionalism to the backfield, while Steffen, who last year won a district title in the long jump, has a burst unlike any Commins has seen since arriving at Oak Hills six years ago. Demarco Ruffin, meanwhile, is an elusive back who combines quick

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lateral movement with good vision to pick up real estate. “All three bring something different,” Commins said. “I’m very comfortable right now with what we’ve got back there.” Time will tell how carries are distributed, but one thing is certain; the Highlanders’ offensive line, headlined by Michigan recruit Caleb Stacey, may be the best in the city. Stacey will be joined by senior twins Dustin and Derrek Ross, who have numerous scholarship offers, including ones from Brown, Harvard and Yale of the Ivy League. And then there’s center Chris Hilton, who Commins said is as fine a football player as he’s ever coached. “I think we’ll be as good and as tough as our offensive line is,” Commins said. “They are the heartbeat of our team, the pulse of our team. When they’re playing at their best, we’ll be at our best.” The line should also provide protection for quarterbacks Liam Sallquist, a junior, and Tim Keeton, a sophomore. The top receiver figures to be senior Marcus Staples. Commins expects his team to be strong in the trenches on both sides of the ball, with senior captain Brandon Kamp, who last year led the team in tackles, plugging holes at linebacker. “He’s an extremely tough, physical, cerebral player,” Commins said. Oak Hills, which finished 4-6 last year after three consecutive 37 campaigns, is rated ninth in the preseason city poll. “It’s a nice compliment and gesture of respect for the people you’ve got coming back,” Commins said. “But at the same time, our focus will always be on the


Oak Hills High School’s Darien McDowell carries the ball during a preseason practice.

Game days

Aug. 27 @ La Salle, noon Sept. 2 @ Harrison Sept. 9 Loveland Sept. 16 Middletown Sept. 23 @ Lakota West Sept. 30 Hamilton Oct. 7 @ Sycamore Oct. 14 Mason Oct. 21 @ Fairfield Oct. 28 Colerain All games are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. end-of-the-season rankings. If we get stuck on the preseason rankings, we will not get better week to week, and if we don’t get better, we’re not going to reach our full potential.” Commins said the team’s top two goals are to win the Greater Miami Conference and qualify for the playoffs.


Western Hills Press

2011 football preview

August 24, 2011

Returning Lancers ready to take helm By Nick Dudukovich

2011 Lancers

MONFORT HEIGHTS – La Salle High School's 2010 football season will be hard to duplicate. It was a magical year for the Lancers, who went 9-2 and won a piece of the Greater Catholic League South Division for the first time since the 1995 team won. One school of Grippa thought explaining the Lancers' success last fall was that a senior-laden team was responsible for the success. And while that it's true the squad lost a lot of seniors, head coach Tom Grippa believes that players still on the team were also a big part of the team's success. "The juniors that played (last year) were big contributors," Grippa said. "The seniors don't pull it off last year without (linebacker) Joe Burger, (defensive end) Ryan Leahy, (safety) Brad Burkhart and (center) Elliot Crowley." Burger, Brukhart and Leahy, along with linebacker Jordan Claytor, will return this fall to anchor a Lancers' defense that allowed an average of 14 points per game during the regular season last fall. On offense, Grippa will turn the keys over to senior quarterback Dominic Capano, who replaces the graduated GCL-South Athlete of the Year, Andrew Kummer. Grippa said his program always has high expectations for the school's current quarterback.

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Name Grade Dan Jenkins 10 Jake Meyer 10 Isaiah Fuller 10 Daniel Isfort 12 Marcus Greene 12 Devin Steagall 12 Jaleel Hytchye 11 Derek Kief 10 Corey Shields 12 Dylan Barnett 10 Cameron Bouldin 10 Dominic Capano 12 Matt McGlasson 12 Joe Pfiester 12 Jake Spears 11 Alex Baker 11 Alex Lohbeck 12 Brad Burkhart 11 Tim Bell 10 Max Barlag 12 Antonio Nelson 12 D.J. Christon 11 Jonathan Campbell 11 Morgan Willcox 10 Sean Gilkey 11 Nick Boardman 10 Zach Allaben 10 Jason Bell 11 Zach Andrews 10 Joe Burger 12 Jake Morgan 10 Eric Neiheisel 11 Nathan Sparks 11 Lemule Weyer 11


"I told (my quarterbacks) they need to be perfect versus air," Grippa said. "Oneon-one is as good as oneversus-zero. I expect them to move the ball and get first downs." At running back, Antonio Nelson will take over the starting role after putting up impressive statistics a season ago. In 48 attempts, Nelson rushed 276 yards, to give him an average of 5.8 yards per carry. According to Grippa, Nelson is

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Jimmy Breen 11 Nick Fritz 12 Anthony Brewster 12 Jordan Claytor 12 Michael Hess 11 Devin Wing 12 Elliott Crowley 12 Will Wietmarschen 12 Alex Schloemer 12 Ryan Lohbeck 10 Connor Schmidt 12 Kyle Bohannon 11 David Baumer 11 Kenny McNeal 11 Joe Calardo 12 John Schwettmann 11 Ryan Leahy 12 Gage Wiethorn 11 Danny Keller 11 DeveJuanBrown-Norris 11 Tony Wuestefeld 11 Daniel Leahy 12 Kyle Seigel 12 Brandon Heflin 12 Logan Miller 11 Michael Bernecker 12 Thomas Roelker 12 Matt Kroeger 11 Tyler Vogelpohl 12 Brennan Walsh 11 Erik Toelke 11 Jordan Thompson 9 Tyler Tolbert 12 Linnie Ayoki 12 Chris Greene 12


relishing the chance to be the squad's feature back. "He's been looking forward to it all year. He's anxious and he's very good. He's going to get 20 touches a game," Grippa said. "I think he'll be a big part of our offense." Blocking for Nelson and Capano will be a line consisting of Crowley, Ryan Leahy, Daniel Leahy, Will Wietmarshen and Connor Schmidt. Grippa is looking for the line to step up and play with the type of physicality that is expected in the


Lancer running back Antonio Nelson is expected to be La Salle’s feature back for the 2011 season.

Game days

Aug. 27 Oak Hills, noon Sept. 3 @ Covington Catholic, 1 p.m. Sept. 9 Lakota East Sept. 16 @ Northwest, Ind. Sept. 23 Bishop Watterson Sept. 29 @ Moeller, 7 p.m. Oct. 7 @ St. Xavier Oct. 15 Brother Rice, Mich., 1 p.m. Ot. 21 St. Francis De Sales Oct. 28 Elder All games are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. GCL. "They've paid their price in the weight room and they are strong enough and big enough," he said. "They have to put it together and have a good year." The GCL South, which is regarded as one of the best football conferences in the state, should live up to its billing again this season as all four teams in the

league (St. Xavier, No. 1; Elder, No. 3; Moeller, No. 5; La Salle, No. 7) are ranked in the top 10 of the Enquirer's Division I coaches' poll. The league's competitive nature makes Grippa hesitant to predict how things will shake out in the standings. "We'll be all right. I'm not making any predictions, but no team is going to be able to blow us out," he said. "We'll be in every game and have a chance to win every game." For La Salle to be at the top of the standings again, he said his squad will have to come through in close contests. "We've got some weapons and some speed on offense, and we're fast on defense and we're big," he said. "We have a chance." See more sports coverage at or www.

Size, skill, experience a winning formula at West High By Ben Walpole

It is fair to call this a “big” season for the Western Hills High School football team. With a starting lineup featuring three players 275 pounds and heavier, “big” is an understatement. Senior Aliou Diouf is a 6-foot7, 290-pound offensive tackle. Senior Charles Clark, 6-foot-4, 275 pounds, plays defensive end and tight end. And the biggest of the bunch is Dion Dawson, a 6-foot-1, 290pound tailback. Yes, you read that correctly. Tailback. “He’s drawn a lot of comparisons as a Ron Dayne-type kid,” said Western Hill head coach Paul Jenne, referring to the powerful former NFL running back, who was actually closer to 250 pounds. The surprisingly quick Dawson took over the starting job in the middle of last season and finished with 683 yards at 9.2 yards per carry. His college future is probably at defensive tackle. Together, the trio gives the Mustangs a size advantage many

Game days

Aug. 26 @ Lakota East Sept. 2 @ Walnut Hills Sept. 9 Roger Bacon Sept. 16 Shroder Sept. 22 @ Woodward, 7 p.m. Sept. 30 Aiken Oct. 6 @ Hughes, 7 p.m. Oct. 14 Withrow Oct. 22 @ Taft Oct. 28 @ Amelia All games are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.





2011 Mustangs


Western Hills High School’s Cameron Washington will trigger the Mustang offense this fall at quarterback.

Western Hills High School’s Andre Murray turns to catch a pass during a preseason practice.

college teams would envy. “What I really like is defensively, we have some very nice size,” Jenne said. “The key ingredient is we can really run. We just have to make sure we’re running in the right direction.” This is a “big” season in a figurative sense as well. The Mustangs showed tremendous improvement last season in Jenne’s second year on the job, going from 3-7 in 2009 to 7-3 in 2010. “The staff worked well together,” said Jenne, who needs eight wins to reach 125 for his career, after stints at Jonathan Alder, Xenia and Hilliard Darby. “The kids worked hard in the weight room, and we got everybody in the right position and the kids performed well.” Now they look to make a playoff push this fall. In addition to the “bigs,” West High has plenty of experience at the skill positions.

Senior Josh Smith is back at receiver after earning first-team all-Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference honors last year. The 6foot-2, 185-pound speedster racked up 590 yards and nine touchdowns. Jenne said Smith has taken on more of a leadership role on this year’s team. A major Division I prospect, Smith has offers from the University of Kentucky, as well as several Mid-American Conference schools. “He’s a very good athlete, and he also has a very strong GPA,” Jenne said. “He’s got seven offers. And if he plays as well as I think he will this year, he may get some BCS offers.” Junior quarterback Cameron Washington returns to run the Mustangs’ pistol offense. Washington threw for 977 yards and 14 touchdowns last season, in addition to rushing for 445. The Mustangs also have Darius Baker in the backfield. The 6-foot3, 210-pound senior rushed for 192 yards in two games before getting hurt last year.


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The defense returns seven starters and should be a team strength. Jenne said senior linebacker Antonio Jackson has had “a good summer.” Defending champs Taft has its own set of highly prized college prospects and is the favorite again to win the league, which is fine with Jenne. “Everybody knows about Taft,” Jenne said. “We’ll let them take all the attention.”

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West High travels to Taft in week nine, Saturday, Oct. 22. In the meantime, Jenne said the team is focused only on its Aug. 26 game at Lakota East. “The kids are starting to understand what it takes to win seven games is a lot more than showing up in August and hoping for the best,” Jenne said. “We’ve worked hard in the weight room. We’re in very good physical shape. Now we just have to put it together.”

2011 football preview

August 24, 2011

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Gamble Gators begin inaugural season By Jason Hoffman

2011 Gators

The Gamble Montessori High School Gators take the field this week to begin their inaugural season in Division VI football after a split with their former cohabiting high school, Clark Montessori. The Gators are led by coach Stan West, a former standout at Franklin the Cincinnati Academy of Physical Education (CAPE) and Arena Football League player, who is optimistic of his team’s chances in the newly formed Ohio Valley ConVaughn ference even though they face an uphill battle being a new team. “We are going to surprise people,” West said. “Other teams may not Pompey expect much from us because we are a new team, but we have quality young men on this team.” West, the former defensive Daniels coordinator for the Clark Cougars, was the first choice of Athletic Director Dave Miller because of the passion and knowledge he brings to the game. Miller also said he is excited for the opportunity the school’s athletes will have to compete. “We have some students who have not had the opportunity to

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Jaalen Daniels, No. 58, and Malik Pompey practice blocking during Gamble Montessori’s third week as a team. compete in a bunch of organized activities,” Miller said. “The new football, basketball and track programs will give them that chance.” The other challenge facing the Gators is their roster size. “We get around 17 to 20 guys here every day for practice,” West said. “But come game time, who-

ever is on the other side of the field will see the best of our squad.” The roster currently has 24 players on it. West said the lines average 264 lbs. but most importantly, he notes, they posses plenty of speed at skill positions and have a breadth of talent in both the passing game and on the perimeters of the defense.

“Whoever is playing us had better be ready to run,” West said. “We have exceptional skill position players and we will be ready to spread the field come game time.” Gamble’s principal, Jack Jose, said he is excited about the team being under the tutelage of coach West. “The sense of continuity he brings with these players into a

Aug. 26 @ New Miami Junior/Senior High School, 7 p.m. Sept. 2 @ Landmark Trinity Christian Academy, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 @ Oyler High School, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 17 Louisville Evangel, 1 p.m. Sept. 24 Miami Valley Christian Academy, 2 p.m. Oct. 1 Cleveland Knights, 7 p.m. Oct. 7 St. Bernard-Elmwood Place High School, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 @ Middletown Christian, 7 p.m. Oct. 22 Cincinnati College Prep Academy, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 Fayetteville High School, 7 p.m. new program is exciting,” Jose said. “(West) is a steady hand in a time of change, which is really valuable.” The Gators will begin their inaugural football season Aug. 23 against the New Miami Junior/Senior High School and will play 7 of their 10 games at the Western Hills High School football field. For more coverage, see


Offensive and defensive linemen practice point of attack blocking in preparation for the Gamble Gators’ inaugural season.

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

The Cincinnati Future Stars 8U baseball team is having tryouts for the 2012 AABC season. Tryouts are 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, at Lincoln Lee Sports Complex (home field), 9816 River Road, Harrison (at the end of the Blue Rock Road bridge. For information, call Adam Schoster at 378-4376. • The C&S Royals 11U baseball team will conduct its 2012 tryouts from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Delhi Park field No. 5. The Royals will play 30-40 games in the SWOL. Contact Jeff at 739-3082 or via email at


The Gamble Gators practice route running and passing drills in preparation for their inaugural season in the Ohio Valley Conference.



• Seton finished sixth in the 22team field at the Fairfield Classic, Aug. 16, at Fairfield South Trace. Mercy finished eighth; Oak Hills 15th. Mercy’s Taylor Reilly was the highest-placing local individual, shooting a 5-over 75. • The Taylor boys finished third in

the Badin Bash Invitational team standings, Aug. 17 at Sharon Woods. Matt Nickoson shot a teambest 75. The Yellowjackets followed with a 155-173 dual win against Reading, Aug. 18. • Oak Hills downed Northwest 162-198 in a dual, Aug. 17, at The Mill course. Chris Beck shot a 1-over 37. • Mercy improved to 3-0 with an 184-204 win against McNicholas in a GGCL dual, Aug. 17. Taylor Reilly’s 41 was the best round of the day.

Girls tennis

• Oak Hills got its first win of the season with a 5-0 sweep of Ross, Aug. 18.

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2011 football preview

August 24, 2011

Taylor hopes for success after strong offseason By Ben Walpole

Game days

The Taylor High School football team has improved in each of Dave Huffman’s three seasons as head coach. From two wins in 2008, to three in ’09, to last year’s 4-6 record. Now he’s hoping the trend continues and the Yellowjackets can achieve that long-awaited winning season. “Our seniors have provided leadership,” Huffman said. “We had another year in the weight room getting stronger. We’re in good shape. I’m excited about the overall attitude of the team. So we’ll see what happens.”

Aug. 26 Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sept. 2 @ Scott, Ky., 7 p.m. Sept. 9 @ New Richmond Sept. 16 @ Finneytown Sept. 23 Deer Park Sept. 30 Indian Hill Oct. 6 @ Wyoming, 7 p.m. Oct. 14 @ Reading Oct. 21 Madeira Oct. 28 Mariemont All games are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Huffman started a leadership program when he took over the program in 2008. That went a step further this summer when the Ye l l o w j a c k e t s spent three days at the Higher Ground Center in West Harrison, Ind. – the same place the University of Cincinnati football team

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pates throwing the ball a little more this year than in recent seasons. Senior Alex Haussler (honorable mention allCHL) is a returning starter at running back. He rushed for 412 yards last season. Junior Cole Evans also will get some carries. Junior Trey Neyer is a first-year starter at receiver but has looked good in camp, according to Huffman. The offensive line figures to be a strength. The ’Jackets have three returning starters, including fourthyear starter at tackle, Evan Koons – another all-CHL selection last season. Senior

Alec McCoy is back at the other tackle spot, and junior Austin Lamkin is a returning starter at center. “In some areas we’re faster than we were last year,” Huffman said. “I know we’re stronger than we were last year.” Taylor hosts Lawrenceburg (Ind.) in the season opener, Aug. 26. The Yellowjackets also travel to Scott (Ky.) and New Richmond before starting the grind of the CHL schedule. “CHL’s a tough league,” Huffman said. “Last year we won two league games. It would be great to have a winning record in the league.”


Taylor High School senior Tim Dole, right, fights through a block during a practice drill.

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Name James Thompson A.J. Urmston R.J. Meckstroth Trey Neyer L.J. Rice Patrick McAdams Brad Young Cameron Jamison Zach Fulton Josh Allen Nick Koehne Cole Evans Koty Kendall Sean Engels Ryan Sandling Alex Haussler Matt Nash Tyler Mayes Kenny Smith Wyatt Walton Jason Chapman Evan Martini Brett Mills Tag Drahman Roman Murray Mark Ellsberry

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uses for its preseason retreats. “It really brought our team together, got us focused,” Huffman Huffman said. “That weekend kind of catapulted us into the summer. Our weight-room attendance has been great. Our conditioning has been great.” The coach called this year’s two-a-day practices the best he’s seen in his time at Taylor. The team’s numbers are good, too, with 55 players out at a Division IV school. “As much as we can, we’re trying to play twoplatoon,” said Huffman of hoping to keep his key players from wearing down, playing both offense and defense. “For us to compete for a league title, that’s what we gotta be.” The defense returns an athletic bunch, led by senior safety R.J. Meckstroth, a second team all-Cincinnati Hills League pick last year. The linebacker spot is solid with seniors Patrick McAdams (honorable mention all-CHL), Josh Allen and Brad Young. Tim Dole is a returning starter on the defensive line. The offense faces a question mark at quarterback with the graduation of twoyear starter Jason Sauer, who topped 1,000 yards rushing last year. McAdams is an option, as is junior A.J. Urmston. Either way, Huffman antici-

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August 24, 2011


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Name GradePos. Sean Ahern 12 DB Bryson Albright 12 DL Andrew Arand 12 DB Patrick Armbruster11 LB Evan Ballinger 12 WR Joseph Barrett 11 DB David Becker 12 DL Ryan Berning 11 DB Aaron Berry 11 DB/PK James Birchak 11 DL Michael Bossart 12 RB C.J. Bowman 11 WR David Braswell 12 WR/RB Alex Breen 12 OL Trevor Brinkmann 11 WR David Brown 11 DB Donald Bruemmer 11 LB Sam Burchenal 12 LB William Burke 11 TE Nathan Caldwell 11 LB Jack Cameron 11 TE Garrett Campbell 11 OL Ben Carroll 11 CB/WR Jonathan Cole 12 OL Brandyn Cook 12 OL Alex Cussen 12 WR Brian Daugherty 12 WR Sam Day 11 DB Nick Deitz 12 LB Daniel DeTellem 12 DE Griffin Dolle 12 QB Ti Domhoff 11 QB Reese Dorger 11 DL Robbie Dorger Jr. 12 TE Brian Douglas 12 DL/OL Cameron Dunn 11 WR/RB Andrew Elsen 12 DE/LB Steven Fitzpatrick 11 WR Tom Fogarty 11 WR Patrick Foy 12 DL Ryan Frey 10 WR Conor Fryer 11 CB Nathan Gerbus 12 B Ben Gerhardt 12 CB Jake Grace 11 OL Patrick Hamad 11 DL/LB Adam Hart 11 TE Nick Heflin 12 WR C.J. Hilliard 10 RB Joseph Huhn 11 WR Conor Hundley 12 RB Zachary Imbus 12 DB/LS Dominic Iori 11 DB Mark Jacob 11 LB Alexander Jacob 12 LB John Jacob 11 DB Sam Johnson 11 WR Adam Jones 12 DB Luke Kasson 12 OL Trey Kilgore 11 WR/QB Kevin King 11 WR Samuel Kissinger 12 DB Andrew Kroeger 11 DB Jeff Kuley 12 DL Ryan Lair 11 DB/LS Timothy Mahoney 12 DB Jacob Martin 12 OL Brian McCurren 11 DL Bradley Mercer 12 OL Randy Merchant 11 RB Matt Mersman 11 DL William Miller 12 OL Sean Miller 11 DE Braden Miller 12 WR Kevin Milligan 11 WR Matthew Mooney 11 QB Sheridan Murphy 11 RB Michael Muskopf 11 OL Sean Nutt 11 RB Brian O’Toole 11 DL E.J. Parchment 12 DL William Pensyl 11 DB Zach Perry 12 DB/PK William Piening 12 OL Rob Rankin 11 WR Matt Reagan 11 DB Kevin Reilly 12 DB Sam Reilly 11 WR Weston Rich 12 DB Robbie Ries 11 DB Nick Roemer 12 QB/PK Scott Rudy 11 RB Hank Rumpke 12 OL Zachary Ruter 11 OL Mitchell Sander 11 WR Andrew Schad 11 DB Seth Scherer 12 WR John Schulcz 12 TE Ryan Shaw 11 WR Alex Shirk 11 DB Cameron Stair 11 DL James Stall 12 OL Spencer Stroube 12 DB Nick Sullivan 12 QB Jalyn Sutton-Jackson12 DB Stephenson Swan 12 OL George Thacker 12 DB Jamiel Trimble 11 DB Ryan Waddell 11 DB Andrew Westerbeck 12 DB Jack White 11 DL Mark Williams 12 DB Nicholas Wittrock 11 OL Jack York 11 DB Nicholas Zerbe 11 WR Michael Ziegler Jr. 12 TE

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SPRINGFIELD TWP. – Mixed feelings. That’s probably the best way to describe Steve Specht’s outlook on preseason rankings. Nice compliment, great source of pride – but what, truly, do they mean? “ Y o u Specht don’t win football games based on preseason rankings,” the St. Xavier High School football coach said. “Like I told our guys, we’re not very good right now. I think we can be good, but right now, we’re not very good.” Well, that “not very good” football team happens to be the preseason No. 1ranked team in the city. “Throw ’em away,” Specht said in a don’t-dothis-to-me-now voice. “Preseason rankings are simply the result of what you’ve done in the past. We appreciate the No. 1 ranking, but we need to get better.” The Bombers had little trouble doing that last year. After a 5-4 regular season, St. X secured playoff wins over La Salle and Colerain, which went a combined 203, before falling to eventual state runner-up Huber Heights Wayne in the regional finals. St. X returns 14 starters – eight on offense, six on defense – from that 7-5 team, including all-state senior running back Conor Hundley, who in the last two years has rushed for more than 2,500 yards. He scored 19 touchdowns as a junior. “I think Conor’s as good – if not better – than any running back in the state,” Specht said, “and I wish colleges would look at it the same way because he’s a special, special player. I think he’s a major-college running back. He’s as good as anyone I’ve coached.” Hundley will be joined by fellow captains Griffin Dolle, a quarterback, and Brandyn Cook, a center who has verbally committed to Pittsburgh. Other returners include senior lineman Alex Breen and junior wideouts Kevin Milligan and Trey Kilgore. Defensively, St. X will be led by Miami Universityrecruit Nathan Gerbus, who is moving back to linebacker after playing two years at defensive end. “There are a lot of great defensive players in the city,” Specht said, “but I’ll put Nathan up against any of them.” Other senior playmakers include free safety Andrew Arand, cornerback Sean Ahern and defensive end Bryson Albright, who has also verbally committed to Miami. The Bombers, with their typically tough schedule, travel to Colerain for a Week-3 clash Sept. 9. Although the Cardinals, ranked No. 2 in the city, haven’t lost at home since 1999, Specht relishes the opportunity to play a nonleague local – especially outside of a showcase event. “Now that’s high school football in Cincinnati,” Specht said. “I’m going to


St. Xavier football players, from left, Sean Ahern, Nathan Gerbus, Andrew Arand and Bryson Albright will lead the Bomber defense in 2011. argue year in and year out that we need to get more local games. I wish to God we could get back to that, but I don’t know that we ever will.” The Bombers have taken two straight against Colerain, and even If they don’t make it three, the game figures to be close; ten of Specht’s 17 career losses have come by five

points or fewer. “Week 1 through Week 10, we’re going to be challenged,” Specht said. “I

don’t think we’re very good, but I like where we are. We’ve got a lot of work to do.”

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St Xavier football players, from left, Griffin Dolle, Brandyn Cook and Conor Hundley will lead the Bombers’ offense this year.

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Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Exhibit showcases student work from the 2010-2011 school year. Free. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


Beginners’ Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, Create strength, flexibility and release of stress. Gentle moving meditation connecting mind, body and spirit. Family friendly. $70 for 10-class pass, $40 for fiveclass pass, $9 drop-in. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725. Miami Township.


Bob Cushing, 9 p.m., Take 5 Bar and Grill, 6957 Harrison Ave., 353-0308. Green Township.


Thursday Night Lightz, 7 p.m.-midnight, Edgewater Sports Park, 4819 E. Miami River Road, Heads-up car and motorcycle drag racing, burnout competition, mobile dyno, music, food, performance vendors and $1 beers. Gates open 6 p.m. $5, free ages 12 and under. $10 extra to race, requirements available online. Presented by Thursday Night Lightz. 687-5200; Cleves. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 6


Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot. Mother Seton Knights of Columbus Produce Stand, 4-8 p.m., Seton Knights of Columbus Hall, 4109 W. Eighth St., Freshpicked produce including corn, tomatoes and Indiana sweet melons. Corn is 50 cents an ear, tomatoes $2 per pound, melons $2.75 each. Family friendly. Presented by Mother Seton Council Knights of Columbus. 4703974. Price Hill.


St. Ignatius Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road, Prizes, games, entertainment, rides, miniature golf and food. Beer with wristband and ID. 661-6565. Monfort Heights.


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


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


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to walk. Ages 50 and up. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sayler Park.

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CIVIC Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7755; Green Township. FARMERS MARKET Mother Seton Knights of Columbus Produce Stand, 9 a.m.3 p.m., Seton Knights of Columbus Hall, 470-3974. Price Hill.


St. Ignatius Festival, 4 p.m.-midnight, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 661-6565. Monfort Heights. Green Township Kids Fun Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Veterans’ Park - Green Township, 6231 Harrison Ave., Games, activities, food, animals, demonstrations and Touch-a-Truck event. For Green Township residents. Free. 574-4848; Dent.


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


Adopt-a-Spot Beautification Program, 10 a.m., Covedale Gardens, Ralph and Covedale avenues, Help with litter pickup the last Saturday of each month. Trash bags, gloves and refreshments provided. Presented by Covedale Neighborhood Association. 2518532; Covedale.

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Archaeology of Shawnee Lookout, Noon, Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Miami Fort Trail. Naturalist-led walk to see the park’s earthworks. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; North Bend.


Morning Coffee Hike, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Walk along the Ohio River. Bring coffee or enjoy their organic free trade coffee. Hike begins at playground. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sayler Park. M O N D A Y, A U G . 2 9


Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


Zumba and Curves, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. Through Aug. 31. 467-1189; Miami Heights.


Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Through Nov. 29. 3216776. West Price Hill.

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


Mother Seton Knights of Columbus Produce Stand, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Seton Knights of Columbus Hall, 470-3974. Price Hill.

Year-Round Gardening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Sustainable Gardens for Today’s Gardener: Smart and efficient gardening practices to create eco-friendly gardens and landscapes that stand the test of time. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 3853313; Monfort Heights.




Wine Tasting, 7-9 p.m., Pirate’s Den, 3670 Werk Road, $12. 922-3898. Green Township.


St. Ignatius Festival, 4-11 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 661-6565. Monfort Heights.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. Through Oct. 30. 598-5732; Green Township.


Blair Carmin and the Bellview Boys, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, $10. Reservations recommended. 251-7977; Riverside.


The annual St. Ignatius Festival is this weekend at the church, 5222 North Bend Road. Hours are 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, Aug. 26, 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 27, and 4-11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. For more information, call 661-6565.

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park. 5217275; Sayler Park.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road, Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Bridgetown. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 3 0


Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


Beer Tasting, 7 p.m., Maury’s Tiny Cove Steak House, 3908 Harrison Ave., Six craft beers with seven or more pub-style foods. $25. Reservations required. 662-2683; Cheviot.


Ashtanga Yoga Level I, 5:45-7 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, Deepen moving meditation practice with strong flow of familiar asanas and introduction of new asanas. Family friendly. $70 for 10-class pass, $40 for five-class pass, $9 drop-in. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725. Miami Township. Zumba Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave., Exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. $7. Presented by Zumba with Gabrielle. 702-4776. Sayler Park. Spinning, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Ages 14 and up. $8.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 4514509; Westwood.


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


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Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Through Sept. 28. 251-7977. Riverside.


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

DRINK TASTINGS Wine Tasting, 7-9 p.m., Aston Oaks Golf Club, 1 Aston Oaks Drive, Five wines and three appetizer courses. Family friendly. $20 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required. 467-0070, ext. 3; North Bend.


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


Delhi Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, Diverse market offering natural/organic/chemical-free produce, meat and cottage products, all produced locally within 70 miles. Free. Presented by Delhi Farmers’ Market. 748-9905. Delhi Township.


American Heart Association: Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid Course, 6-8:30 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Two-year certification for health care providers or general public. Registration and payment due one week before class. $63.90. Registration required. 347-1400; Delhi Township.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park. 5217275; Sayler Park.


Sell Your Stuff: Flea Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Charge for space is 10-percent donation of what is sold. Set-up time begins 8 a.m. Benefits Joy Community Church. 6624569; Monfort Heights.

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dillard’s - Western Hills, 6290 Glenway Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Westwood.


Bop Club Dance, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Dance lessons 7-8 p.m., except last Tuesday of month. $3, free members. Presented by Cincinnati Bop Club. 251-7977; Riverside.


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

Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter Peter Frampton performs at PNC Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The Indian Hill resident is on a world tour year celebrating his multi-platinum-selling live album “Frampton Comes Alive!” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is a free pre-show wine tasting provided by Ohio Valley Wine. Concert tickets are $27.50, $47.50 and $59.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

ART EXHIBITS Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates Union Terminal’s history and its origins as a major transfer point for soldiers during World War II with “1940s Day” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Relive the 1940s with activities in the Cincinnati History Museum’s “Cincinnati Goes to War” exhibit, 1940s era music, a recreated USO lounge, classic films and newsreels and a vintage car show. You can also leave your own story, or oral history, about the 1940s for the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. Visit or call 513-287-7000 for activity times.


August 24, 2011

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Gluten-free food doesn’t have to be taste-free Each morning I say a prayer asking for guidance in setting priorities for what is usually a crazy busy day. Well, today that prayer led me to an interesting woman who is contributing to the health of folks who have gluten and other allergies. Her name is Chris Coleman and here’s how we met. I was trying to decide where to go first, Kroger or GFS. GFS won out and as I was walking in, Chris was walking out and introduced herself. She’s an Anderson Township reader who said, “I saw your pancake recipe in the paper and thought how nice it would be to share a gluten-free version.” Turns out she’s got a thriving business selling her tasty gluten-free, dairy-free goods at area retailers and it all started because her son is gluten intolerant. Her story is inspiring and shows that there’s a reason for challenges in our lives. She told me, “My son was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2001 at age 11.

At that time as a mother of a child with food restrictions I chose to go glutenRita free with Heikenfeld him so we Rita’s kitchen could figure out how to live this new life style and enjoy it. “ T e n years ago there was Coleman very little information about gluten-free, the selection of gluten-free choices were so slim and the products you could buy were not very good at all. “I started baking every day. In the beginning we threw more food away I made rather than eating it. Even today it sometimes takes me a few tries to get it right and taste great. “My son is now 21 and my mission is to help get

more great tasting choices of gluten-free foods available for those who need them. I do make quite a few of my products dairy-free as well.” She sells her items under the Sonny Marie name, and her website is: Her philosophy is “Brighten your day.” She certainly brightened mine.

Buttermilk pancakes Chris Coleman’s/Sonny Marie’s gluten-free/dairy-free version of Rita’s recipe

1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 ⁄2 cup rice flour (brown or white) 1 ⁄4 cup potato starch 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda 1 ⁄8 tsp xanthan gum 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt Butter for griddle Mix egg, buttermilk and vanilla together. Mix dry ingredients together and add to egg mixture. Let sit a few minutes before cooking on buttered





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Chris Coleman’s/Sonny Marie’s gluten-free/dairy free-version of Rita’s buttermilk pancakes griddle or pan. Makes about six pancakes, 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Dairy-free: Replace buttermilk with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar mixed into 1 cup rice milk and replace butter with Earth Balance buttery spread or oil. Not as fluffy but still tastes great.

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Pecan crusted catfish

Catfish is readily available and is a good source of protein. For the Colerain Township reader who enjoyed a pan-fried version

with pecans at a restaurant and wanted a simple recipe to make at home. 1

⁄3 cup cornmeal ⁄4 cup pecans Seasoned salt (or regular) and pepper 4 catfish filets, 4-6 oz. each Canola oil or butter Lemon wedges Process the cornmeal and pecans in a food processor with a teaspoon seasoned or regular salt and several dashes pepper until nuts are finely ground. You can also do this by hand by putting the nuts in a plastic food bag and hitting them with a mallet and then mixing them with the cornmeal, etc. Dredge fish in cornmeal 1

Medium white sauce

For Jenny, a Covington reader, who wanted a foolproof white sauce for veggies like her mom made. “It looked easy when she made it,” she said. It is! 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoons flour Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup milk Melt butter over medium heat and whisk in flour. When it bubbles whisk in milk. Cook, whisking constantly, until it thickens, a couple minutes longer. Season to taste. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Thursday, August 25 Colerain High School North College Hill vs. Reading, 5:30 p.m. Mt. Healthy vs. Roger Bacon, 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 26 Nippert Stadium Anderson vs. Princeton, 6:00 p.m. La Salle vs. Oak Hills, 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 26 Centerville High School Centerville vs. Elder, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 27 Nippert Stadium Moeller vs. Pickerington Central, noon. Lakota West vs. Winton Woods, 2:45 p.m. McNicholas vs. NewCath, 5:30 p.m. St. Xavier vs. Springfield, 8:15 p.m.


Saturday, August 27 Welcome Stadium Hamilton vs. Northmont, 5:00 p.m. Middletown vs. Wayne, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 28 Colerain High School ESPNU Taft vs. Friendship Collegiate Academy, 11:00 a.m. ESPN Cocoa vs. Colerain, 3:00 p.m.


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There are plenty of fish in the aquarium Fish fear me. When they see me walk into the pet store, they jump out of their tanks convinced that they have a better chance on land than in any water I’d put them in. The problem is, I love fish. A couple of months ago, both of my goldfish died within a few days of one another. They had been in a large bowl in my office and I’d had pretty good luck with them as they lived for several months. I decided not to replace them, but after a few days went to Meijer and bought another. After getting her home, I put her into the

bowl but realized that she was too big for it. After a couple of days I startMarsie Hall ed feeling for Newbold sorry her. Maybe I Marsie’s should buy an Menagerie her aquarium, I thought. But, no, I’ve had at least a dozen through the years and have never had that much luck; I always end up with a broken heart. Now, I am the kind of person who gives pets “forever homes,” not believing in giving them away once

you commit to them. So giving her to one of the little kids down the street was not an option. After sleeping on it a few nights, I got to thinking, “The York Street Café in Newport has an aquarium with large goldfish. She would be so happy there!” I called Terry and Betsy Cunningham, who just happen to be two of my very best friends, and asked if they would give my fish a home. “Sure!” Betsy said, enthusiastically. “Bring her over!” So we floated the fish (in its plastic bag) that Betsy dubbed “Marsie” in the


David Schulze, manager of Monfort Aquarium & Pet Shop on Colerain Avenue. aquarium while we sat at the table in front of the tank drinking Diet Coke out of little bottles and chortling at how “Marsie Fish” was going to enjoy living there. An older gentleman who had been sitting at a table nearby stopped by on his way out and put a hand on my shoulder. “That is very good, you know what you are doing, you are floating the fish in the plastic bag.” He beamed. I grinned like a Cheshire Cat and said, “Thank you, sir, I am a fish enthusiast!” Soon after he left, we determined enough time had passed and we released “Marsie Fish” into the tank. She immediately began swimming in circles, darting about, practically bouncing off of the glass walls. “Look at that!” Betsy and I cried, “She’s so happy to have that much room!” After I left, I called several friends and bragged that there was now a fish named after me at the York


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Street Café. I crowed on and on about how brilliant I was. The next day I told my husband, Tom, that I was going to take him to the York Street Café to see my fish. Upon our arrival, I spotted Betsy in the kitchen. She looked surprised to see me. Undeterred, I ran ahead of Tom to the tank which was … empty. “Oh, I’m so sorry!” Betsy was at my side, hands over her face. “Marsie Fish died about 10 minutes after you left yesterday. She just went belly up. I was going to call you, but didn’t have the heart … I am so sorry.” Marsie Fish hadn’t been frolicking after all; she was desperately looking for a way out of a hideous death trap. When Terry arrived at the restaurant he came rushing to our table. “Oh, Marsie, I’m so sorry about your fish!” “That’s all right, I sadly replied, then asked, “So,

David Schulze, manager of Monfort Aquarium & Pet Shop on Colerain Avenue (, has been successfully setting up aquariums and advising hobbyists since 1963. He’s considered the “goto” guy when it comes to anything finny, so I asked what his top tips might be for the prospective aquarium owner. 1. Determine what your commitment to the hobby will be. The amount of time you are willing to devote to your aquarium will determine what type or size of tank you invest in. For example, a freshwater tank will take less effort than a saltwater one. 2. Before buying, decide where your aquarium will be kept. This will determine the size that will be best for you. 3. Be patient! Schulze says that the biggest mistake people make when setting up an aquarium is to try to rush the process. The water needs to stabilize and it will take at least three weeks for the aquarium to be ready to accept fish. In fact, he refuses to sell fish to people on the same day that they purchase their first aquarium. 4. Add fish to your aquarium a few at a time. 5. Resist the temptation to overfeed your fish. 6. When you are purchasing your basic setup, put your money into filtration. “The filter,” he said, “Is your aquarium’s life support and you pay for performance.” what was the special last night?” “Fish sandwiches,” he deadpanned, “But we had some trouble finding tiny enough buns.” For more pet care tips, visit If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at


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Donald Asher, 46, 101 Margaret Street, theft at 7489 Buffalo Ridge Road, July 21. Pamela Asher, 46, 101 Margaret, theft at 7489 Buffalo Ridge Road, July 21.

Incidents/reports Burglary

Residence entered and gun of unknown value removed at 7330 Pickway, July 22. Residence entered and cell phone of unknown value removed at 8906 Buffalo Ridge Road, July 24.



Antwon Denson, 23, 3341 Parkcrest Lane No. 1, warrant, July 31. Daniel Fisher, 23, 3838 Washington Ave. No. 6, domestic violence and endangering children, Aug. 1. Nicholas Jaspers, 30, 4288 Schinkal, warrant, Aug. 2. Nicholas Helton, 30, 909 Riverside Drive, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., Aug. 3. Melissa Soell, 29, 5640 W. County Road, warrant, Aug. 5. Willie Bailey, 45, 806 Exmoor Drive, warrant, Aug. 6. Lidre Steed, 21, 3976 Glencross Ave., warrant, Aug. 6. David Foppe, 39, 4222 Churchview Lane, disorderly conduct at 3706 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 6. Paul Strunk, 35, 2611 Vine St. Apt. A, carrying concealed weapon at 3207 Harrison Ave., Aug. 7. Lyndsey Stephens, 29, no address listed, warrant, Aug. 8. James Allender, 22, 4002 Washington Ave., driving under suspension, Aug. 7. Phillip Short, 18, 712 Clark St., driving under suspension and trafficking in drugs at 4018 Harrison Ave., Aug. 8. Monique Jennings, 33, 421 Oak St., driving under suspension at 4000 block Harrison Avenue, Aug. 9. Madison Teliski, 18, 4274 Selby Court, possession of drugs, Aug. 1. Rick Edwards, 50, 3309 W. Eighth St., domestic violence, Aug. 4. Marco Williams, 24, 1413 North Bend Road, assault, Aug. 9. Joshua Chenay, 20, 4125 Turf Lane, driving under suspension, Aug. 10. Adam Thomsson, 29, 5599 Childs Ave., driving under suspension, Aug. 11. Terrance Crum, 49, 1812 William Howard Taft, driving under suspension, Aug. 13. William Strickley, 28, 4400 Raceview, driving under suspension, Aug. 15. Whitney Watson, 40, 3421 Alta Vista, driving under suspension, Aug. 17. Michael Hellweg, 51, 3924 Glenmore Ave., driving under suspension, Aug. 18.


Sharonda Brock, 31, 2954 Central Parkway, driving under suspension, Aug. 19. Christopher Weinle, 30, no address listed, burglary and receiving stolen property, Aug. 17. Brittany Houston, 20, 3828 Washington Ave. No. 5, theft and misuse of credit card at 3814 Harrison Ave., Aug. 10. Joshua Wheeler, 22, 5112 E. Miami River Road, warrant, Aug. 11. Damon Steele, 20, 1921 Maple Ave., warrant, Aug. 12. Ryan A. Maness, 26, 5354 Rawhide Court, disorderly conduct at 3697 Lovell Ave., Aug. 13. Jonathan Wehr, 27, 803 Hermosa, warrant, Aug. 13. Donnie C. Knapmeyer, 42, 3430 Orchard Court, domestic violence and assault at 3430 Orchard Court, Aug. 15. Juvenile, 14, , theft, Aug. 15. Joshua Miller, 18, 4143 St. Martin’s Place, disorderly conduct, Aug. 15. Joseph Linville, 29, 9693 Adair Court, warrant, Aug. 15. Danielle Duncan, 30, 952 Kirbert Ave., warrant, Aug. 15. Betty Sawyer, 57, 2645 Kipling Road, passing bad check, Aug. 15. Brent Strader, 40, 275 Bielby Road, attempted theft and criminal mischief, Aug. 17. Jennifer McDaniel, 32, 6353 Melissaview Court, possessing drug abuse instruments, Aug. 18.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery

Two suspects, one of whom had a handgun, robbed victim of wallet, cell phone and sunglasses at 3471 Mayfair Ave., July 28. Four suspects armed with handguns robbed two victims of two cell phones, money and keys at 3840 Applegate Ave., July 29. Two suspects armed with handguns entered victim’s home and robbed them of a television, stereo, CD player, 400 CDs, cable box, rifle, 1,000 toy cars, cell phone, video game system and set of quarters at 3578 Marydell Place, Aug. 12.

Criminal damaging

Rear window, quarter panel and headlight damaged on vehicle at 3810 Kenker Place No. 1, July 28. Window and windshield broken on vehicle at 3800 Applegate Ave., July 29. Windshield broken and four tires slashed on vehicle at 3393 Robb Ave., July 31. Key used to scratch paint on vehicle at 3226 Phoenix Ave., July 31. Fender dented on vehicle at 3729 Robb Ave., July 31. Tire slashed on vehicle at 4112 Trevor Ave. No. 1, Aug. 3. Graffiti spray-painted on home’s driveway at 3309 Phoenix Ave., Aug. 5. Three windows and a garage door broken at home at 3707 Everett, Aug. 12. Two flood lights, a tree and three shrubs damaged in front of home when vehicle drove through yard at 3641 Gamble Ave., Aug. 13.

Criminal mischief

Bolts loosened on boat at Westside Tire at 4039 Harrison Ave., Aug. 13.

Domestic violence

Physical altercation between man and woman at North Bend Road, Aug. 9.


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Two video game systems, seven video games and 120 DVDs stolen from home at 3912 Harding Ave., July 29. Two guitars stolen from home at 3749 Herbert Ave., July 29. Gasoline stolen from Shamrock Gas at 4150 Harrison Ave., July 31. Car stereo and GPS stolen from vehicle at 3724 Dina Ave. No. 2, Aug. 1. GPS stolen from vehicle at 3742 Dina Ave., Aug. 1. Laptop computer stolen from home at 3814 Kenker Place, Aug. 1. Prescription medicine stolen from home at 3861 North Bend Road, Aug. 4. Money and hospital garage pass stolen from vehicle at 3460 Jane, Aug. 5. Money stolen from vehicle at 4213 Alex Ave., Aug. 5. Necklace and sunglasses stolen from vehicle at 3485 Robb Ave. No. 1,






Suspect grabbed victim by throat at 4206 Harding Ave., July 30. Suspect punched victim several times at 3924 Washington Ave., Aug. 9. Two suspects assaulted two victims in front of Cheviot Memorial Fieldhouse at 3729 Robb Ave., Aug. 10. Suspect struck victim in the head at 3838 Washington Ave., Aug. 12.

Breaking and entering

Copper piping stolen from home at 3748 Wilmar Drive, Aug. 6. Reclining chair stolen from home at 3519 Florence Ave., Aug. 14.


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Aug. 5. GPS stolen from vehicle at 3437 Jane Ave., Aug. 5. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 3951 Delmar Ave., Aug. 5. Debit card stolen from home at 3828 Washington Ave. No. 4, Aug. 5. Purse and contents stolen from shelter at Harvest Home Park at 3959 North Bend Road, Aug. 9. Electrical wiring stolen from home at 3516 Meadow Ave., Aug. 9. Several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 4000 St. Martins Place, Aug. 11. Delivery package stolen from home’s front porch at 3754 Darwin Ave., Aug. 12. Television stolen from home at 3960 Delmar, Aug. 14. Air conditioning unit stolen from home at 3968 Kenkel Ave., Aug. 18.

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Marterrioole Gowdy, born 1990, assault, 3235 Harrison Ave., July 28. Richard L. Blanton, born 1966, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., July 28. Ian P. Malloy, born 1985, trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4442 W. Eighth St., July 29. Rodney W. Lee, born 1964, possession of criminal tools, breaking and entering, 1053 Covedale Ave., July 29. Travis Clark, born 1988, trafficking, 4373 W. Eighth St., July 29. Chad D. Durham, born 1983, trafficking, 4373 W. Eighth St., July 29. Shakir Al-Lateef, born 1979, domestic violence, 868 Academy Ave., July 29. Sharon Simmons, born 1980, theft under $300, 6165 Glenway Ave., July 29. Glenn Long, born 1968, disorderly conduct, menacing, 4503 W. Eighth St., July 30. Donnia L. Campbell, born 1987, assault, domestic violence, 4309 W. Eighth St., July 30. Donald Hall, born 1957, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 2827 Shaffer Ave., July 30. Paul Lawrence Glover, born 1964, trafficking, 4373 W. Eighth St., July 31.


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James M. Rieskamp, born 1982, domestic violence, 1664 Rosemont Ave., July 31. Antwon Denson, born 1987, obstructing official business, 3341 Parkcrest Lane, July 31.

Jason Ashcraft, born 1979, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., July 31.

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On the record POLICE REPORTS

From B9 Mark Newton, born 1985, theft under $300, drug abuse, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, possession of drug abuse instruments, 2322 Ferguson Road, July 31. Shawn Deaton, born 1973, misdemeanor drug possession, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, 2322 Ferguson Road, July 31. Nichole Johnson, born 1989, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, drug abuse, 4354 W. Eighth St., Aug. 1. James A. Woollett, born 1972, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Aug. 1. Shacolby Shelton, born 1990, negligent assault, 2203 Harrison Ave.,

Aug. 1. James M. Rieskamp, born 1982, violation of a temporary protection order, domestic violence, 1664 Rosemont Ave., Aug. 2. Rebecca C. Damen, born 1974, making a false alarm, 3449 Boudinot Ave., Aug. 2. Jessica Ann Phillips, born 1990, criminal trespassing, 2322 Ferguson Road, Aug. 1. Dennis Muse, born 1967, carrying concealed weapons, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3332 Glenmore Ave., Aug. 2. Derrick Gamble, born 1969, trafficking, 4420 Glenway Ave., Aug. 2. Sophia A. Haynes, born 1960, felonious assault, 4727 Glenway Ave.,

LEGAL NOTICE The Council of the City of Cheviot has passed the following Legislation: ORD 11-26 To Authorize the Mayor to Enter into an Agreement with the Cheviot Savings Bank for a Property Tax Exemption in a Community Reinvestment Area; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 7/19/11 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 7/19/11 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk RES 11-01 To Authorize the Implementation of the Electric Aggre gation Program; to Authorize Eagle Energy to Contract with Dominion Electric for the Provision of Electricity to the City of Cheviot; and to Authorize the Mayor to Sign the Contract on Behalf of the City of Cheviot. Passed: 1/4/11 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 1/4/11 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk RES 11-02 To Transfer Funds; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 2/1/11 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 2/1/11 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk RES 11-03 To Request that the Hamilton County Auditor Make Advance Payment of Taxes to the City of Cheviot Pursuant to Section 321.34 of the Ohio Revised Code; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 3/15/11 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 3/15/11 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk RES 11-04 To Authorize the Safety-Service Director to Solicit Bids for Ice Control Salt for the 2011-2012 Winter Season; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 6/21/11 Kathleen Zech, President of Council Pro-Tem; Approved: 6/21/11 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk RES 11-05 To Authorize the Safety-Service Director to Solicit Bids for the Reconstruction of Glenmore Avenue from Harrison Avenue to the South Corporation Line; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 6/21/11 Kathleen Zech, President of Council Pro-Tem; Approved: 6/21/11 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk RES 11-06 To Request that the Hamilton County Auditor Certify to the City of Cheviot the Tax Levy Calculations Enumerated in Section 5705.03(B) of The Ohio Revised Code; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 7/5/11 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council Approved: 7/5/11 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk RES 11-07 To Request that the Hamilton County Auditor Certify to the City of Cheviot the Tax Levy Calculations Enumerated in Section 5705.03(B) of The Ohio Revised Code; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 7/5/11 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 7/5/11 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk RES 11-08 To Submit to the Hamilton County Board of Elections a Proposed Renewal Tax Levy to be Voted Upon by the Electors of the City of Cheviot at the Next General Election; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 7/19/11 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 7/19/11 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk RES 11-09 To Submit to the Hamilton County Board of Elections a Proposed Renewal Tax Levy to be Voted Upon by the Electors of the City of Cheviot at the Next General Election; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 7/19/11 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 7/19/11 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk RES 11-10 To Consent to a Transfer of Ownership by Excell Cheviot, L.L.C. of its Interest in the Family Dollar Store; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 7/19/11 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 7/19/11 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk ORD 10-02 To Approve the Collective Bargaining Labor Contract with the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council, Inc. (Police Officers and Sergeants), for the Period Beginning April 1, 2009; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 1/19/10 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 1/19/10 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk ORD 10-03 To Approve the Collective Bargaining Labor Contract with the Cheviot Professional Firefighters Union for the Period Beginning April 1, 2009, and Ending May 31, 2010; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 1/19/10 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 1/19/10 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; A t t e s t : Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk ORD 10-04 To Approve an Extension of the City’s Contract with Rumpke, Inc.; to Authorize the Safety-Service Director to Sign the Extension Agreement on Behalf of the City; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 1/19/10 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 1/19/10 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk ORD 10-05 To Set the Severance Compensation for the SafetyService Director Upon His Retirement. Passed: 2/16/10 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 2/16/10 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk ORD 10-06 To Enact Section 93.05 of the Cheviot Code of Ordinances; and to Amend Section 93.99(A) and (B) of the Cheviot Code of Ordinances. Passed: 3/16/10 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 3/16/10 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk ORD 10-07 To Approve an Agreement with Green Township, Ohio, for the Creation and Operation of a Joint Economic Development District. Passed: 2/16/10 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 2/16/10 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk ORD 10-08 To Adopt the Cheviot Business District 2009 Final Master Plan for Streetscape and Cemetery Improvements; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 3/16/10 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 3/16/10 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk ORD 10-09 To Waive the Residence Requirements of Sections 735.01 and 737.01 of the Ohio Revised Code and Section 35.61 of the Cheviot Code of Ordinances; to Amend Section 35.61 of the Cheviot Code of Ordinances. Passed: 4/6/10 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 4/6/10 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk ORD 10-10 To Designate Certain Public Financial Institutions for the Deposit and Safekeeping of the Funds of the City of Cheviot; and to Declare an Emergency. Passed: 3/2/10 Deborah M. McKinney, President of Council; Approved: 3/2/10 Samuel D. Keller, Mayor; Attest: Rachel A. McKinney, Clerk Complete text of the above legislation is available for public inspection 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Monday - Friday at the City of Cheviot Administrative Offices, 3814 Harrison Avenue, Cheviot, Ohio 45211. 1001659780

Aug. 2. Tyri A. Jones, born 1992, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, 4737 Hardwick Drive, Aug. 2. Abinael Gonazles, born 1989, resisting arrest, check theft, 2310 Ferguson Road, Aug. 3. Alonzo White, born 1983, domestic violence, 1802 Ashbrook Drive, Aug. 3. Heather Loftin, born 1990, assault, 2880 Harrison Ave., Aug. 3. Howard L. Moore, born 1967, criminal trespassing, 5016 Sidney Road, Aug. 3. James M. Rieskamp, born 1982, assault, 1664 Rosemont Ave., Aug. 3. Leon Frazier, born 1992, domestic violence, 1636 Minion Ave., Aug. 3. Mario Vasquez, born 1981, check theft, 2310 Ferguson Road, Aug. 3. Robert Hall, born 1988, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, 2884 Harrison Ave., Aug. 3. John Shaw, born 1978, carrying concealed weapons, having a weapon under disability, 3257 Queen City Ave., Aug. 4. Misty Nichole Smith, born 1984, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., Aug. 4. Thomas Oliver, born 1977, robbery, 2975 Wardall Ave., Aug. 4. Don Nichole Lay, born 1973, criminal damaging or endangering, 2883 Harrison Ave., Aug. 5. Eric Jenkins, born 1985, trafficking, 6150 Glenway Ave., Aug. 5. Jerry Grant, born 1965, misdemeanor drug possession, theft $300 to $5,000, 2322 Ferguson Road, Aug. 5. Shaakira Jones, born 1989, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., Aug. 5. Ashley E. Holt, born 1983, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Aug. 6. Felica Smith, born 1990, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Aug. 6. Gregory J. Abrams, born 1975, pass-

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ing bad checks, 4503 W. Eighth St., Aug. 6. Harvey Dubose, born 1988, trafficking, 4241 Glenway Ave., Aug. 7. Ronnie Roberts, born 1992, theft under $300, 5800 Glenway Ave., Aug. 7. Timothy Hutchinson, born 1988, disorderly conduct, possession of an open flask, 3629 Boudinot Ave., Aug. 7. Andrew E. Ward, born 1973, aggravated menacing, domestic violence, 3136 Penrose Place, Aug. 8. Donald Sample, born 1987, domestic violence, 2295 Wyoming Ave., Aug. 8. James Heekin, born 1986, assault, 4362 St. Lawrence Ave., Aug. 8. Larry Mattingly, born 1982, criminal trespassing, 4100 Flower Ave., Aug. 8. Edward G. Harris, born 1976, possession of drugs, 2400 Harrison Ave., Aug. 2. Robert D. Norman, born 1984, criminal trespassing, 2400 Harrison Ave., Aug. 3. Deanne Ward, born 1975, possession of open flask, 1924 Westmont Lane, Aug. 5. Valorie Roberson, born 1966, domestic violence, 2565 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 7. Christopher Jason Fuerst, born 1977, receiving a stolen credit card, 4221 Glenway Ave., Aug. 8. Andrea Fobbe, born 1982, receiving a stolen credit card, 2913 Boudinot Ave., Aug. 8. Kenneth Graham, born 1964, aggravated menacing, 3099 McHenry Ave., Aug. 8. Airel Seeback, born 1989, domestic violence, 5233 Glenway Ave., Aug. 9. Felicia Ann Huffman, born 1985, possession of open flask, 4004 W. Eighth St., Aug. 9. Ivan Isaac, born 1986, assault, 1700 Iliff Ave., Aug. 9. Cortez Washington, born 1989, domestic violence, 2580 Queen City Ave., Aug. 9. Amberly M. Seeback, born 1986, domestic violence, 5233 Glenway Ave., Aug. 10. Bruce Weaver, born 1981, drug abuse, trafficking, 1623 Tuxworth Ave., Aug. 10. Edward G. Moss, born 1954, assault, 3779 Westmont Drive, Aug. 10. James A. Florimonte, born 1963, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4900 Glenway Ave., Aug. 10. Lori Bethel, born 1970, falsification, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3700 W. Liberty St., Aug. 10. Sonny Eugene Ross, born 1967, possession of drug paraphernalia,

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2840 Queen City Ave., July 25. 3136 Werk Road, July 25. 3765 Westmont Drive, Aug. 1. 770 Clanora Drive, Aug. 7. 2820 Shaffer Ave., Aug. 8.

Aggravated robbery

3200 Harrison Ave., Aug. 1. 3077 Bracken Woods Lane, Aug. 11.


1407 Manss Ave., July 22. 652 Pedretti Ave., July 22. 3189 Ferncrest Court, July 22. 3731 Westmont Drive, July 23. 4760 Clevesdale Drive, July 23. 3102 Harrison Ave., July 23. 3139 Mozart St., July 23. 2432 Ferguson Road, July 27. 3300 Parkcrest Lane, July 27. 2025 Wyoming Ave., July 28. 3115 Mozart St., July 29. 2604 Queen City Ave., Aug. 1. 6210 Glenway Ave., Aug. 1. 2970 Westknolls Lane, Aug. 2. 5488 Glenway Ave., Aug. 2. 1522 Manss Ave., Aug. 3. 1759 Gilsey Ave., Aug. 3. 2880 Harrison Ave., Aug. 3. 3779 Westmont Drive, Aug. 11. 3025 Junietta Ave., Aug. 11. 3065 McHenry Ave., Aug. 6. 710 Trenton Ave., Aug. 7. 4362 St. Lawrence Ave., Aug. 8. 4662 Rapid Run Road, Aug. 9. 3333 Epworth Ave., Aug. 9.

Breaking and entering

3050 Veazey Ave., July 22. 2907 Daytona Ave., July 23. 5945 Glenway Ave., July 24. 2633 Harrison Ave., July 25. 3015 Bracken Woods Lane, July 25. 3159 Montana Ave., July 25. 3186 Harrison Ave., July 26. 4718 Guerley Road, July 27. 2824 Westknolls Lane, July 27. 1053 Covedale Ave., July 29. 4251 W. Eighth St., July 29. 3125 Werk Road, July 29. 3327 Cheviot Ave., July 29. 3240 Queen City Ave., Aug. 1. 5131 Glencrossing Way, Aug. 4. 5900 Glenway Ave., Aug. 4. 3804 W. Liberty St., Aug. 10. 1265 Manss Ave., Aug. 11. 1272 Manss Ave., Aug. 11. 3550 Werk Road, Aug. 11. 4259 Loubell Lane, Aug. 12. 2596 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 5. 4356 Dunham Lane, Aug. 7. 5100 Glencrossing Way, Aug. 7. 5712 Glenway Ave., Aug. 7. 1528 Beech Ave., Aug. 8. 3221 Cavanaugh Ave., Aug. 9.


1335 Manss Ave., July 22. 2742 Powell Drive, July 22. 3362 Wunder Ave., July 22. 2540 Queen City Ave., July 23. 3164 Pickbury Drive, July 23. 3516 Craig Ave., July 23. 1912 Westmont Lane, July 27. 2707 Lafeuille Ave., July 27. 854 Overlook Ave., July 28. 4354 W. Eighth St., July 29. 2720 Lafeuille Ave., July 31. 3143 Sunshine Ave., July 31. 3338 Gerold Drive, July 31. 4929 Shirley Place, Aug. 1. 2618 Harrison Ave., Aug. 1. 1437 Manss Ave., Aug. 2. 3961 W. Eighth St., Aug. 2. 3219 Westbrook Drive, Aug. 2. 1652 Iliff Ave., Aug. 3. 3141 McHenry Ave., Aug. 3. 2504 Queen City Ave., Aug. 11. 3336 Gerold Drive, Aug. 12. 1227 Rutledge Ave., Aug. 5. 4743 Green Glen Lane, Aug. 5. 3128 Worthington Ave., Aug. 7. 3139 Wooster Place, Aug. 7. 1702 Gilsey Ave., Aug. 8. 4961 Relleum Ave., Aug. 9. 3226 Pickbury Drive, Aug. 9.

Criminal damaging/endangering 1407 Manss Ave., July 22. 2900 Woodrow Ave., July 22. 3130 Harrison Ave., July 22. 4729 Loretta Ave., July 23. 3796 Westmont Drive, July 24. 4300 Glenway Ave., July 24. 2435 Harrison Ave., July 24. 2704 East Tower Drive, July 24. 4425 W. Eighth St., July 25. 2745 Westbrook Drive, July 25. 4373 W. Eighth St., July 27. 1876 Sunset Ave., July 28. 4544 W. Eighth St., July 28. 2837 Ruberg Ave., July 28. 2915 Fischer Place, July 28. 3119 Bracken Woods Lane, July 28. 1636 Minion Ave., Aug. 1. 2710 Powell Drive, Aug. 2. 3951 W. Eighth St., Aug. 3. 2837 Westknolls Lane, Aug. 3. 1400 Beech Ave., Aug. 4. 2759 Felicity Place, Aug. 4. 1186 Coronado Ave., Aug. 11. 919 Kreis Lane, Aug. 11. 3759 Westmont Drive, Aug. 12. 2417 Montana Ave., Aug. 12. 2883 Harrison Ave., Aug. 5. 3308 Broadwell Ave., Aug. 5. 3415 McFarland, Aug. 5. 1122 Beechmeadow Lane, Aug. 6. 3391 Glenmore Ave., Aug. 6. 770 Clanora Drive, Aug. 7. 2322 Ferguson Road, Aug. 8. 3132 Mozart St., Aug. 9. 3728 Boudinot Ave., Aug. 9.

Domestic violence

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Reported on West Eighth Street, July 23. Reported on Westmont Drive, July 24. Reported on Pleasure Drive, July 26. Reported on Parkcrest Lane, July 27. Reported on Rosemont Avenue, Aug. 1. Reported on Westmont Drive, Aug. 2. Reported on McHenry Avenue, Aug. 2. Reported on Minion Avenue, Aug. 3. Reported on Glenmore Avenue, Aug. 10. Reported on Green Glen Lane, Aug. 5. Reported on Glenway Avenue, Aug. 7. Reported on Cyclorama Drive, Aug. 7. Reported on Westwood Northern Boulevard, Aug. 7. Reported on Wyoming Avenue, Aug. 8. Reported on Montana Avenue, Aug. 9.


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