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Green Township ready to dedicate its 9/11 memorial By Kurt Backscheider

Syrian Shriners drove miniature Ford cars along Harrison Avenue during a past Harvest Home Parade. This year’s parade, which kicks off the annual Harvest Home Fair, is set for Thursday, Sept. 5. FILE PHOTO

Harvest Home tradition rolls on West Side By Kurt Backscheider

CHEVIOT — Children are now back in the classroom and Labor Day will be upon us very soon. As Mother Nature prepares to paint the leaves with her autumnal brush, the West Side has one final tradition to celebrate before summer draws to a close. Summer in these parts can’t officially end until the community has gathered for “The Biggest Little Fair in Ohio.” The 154th annual Harvest Home Fair, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Cheviot-Westwood, is set for Thursday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 8. Festivities kick off with the annual Harvest Home Parade at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. “I’ve been going to the fair since I was in a stroller,” said Ben Clinkenbeard, a Green Township resident and Kiwanis Club member who is serving his third and final year as the fair’s chairman. “It’s a tradition that has held on all these years. It’s the last big event of the summer.”

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He said this year’s fair will feature all the family-friendly attractions West Siders have come to love, such as the 4-H livestock exhibits, art show, horse show, general exhibits, rides and stage shows. Those attending the fair should especially make time to stop by the flower show, he said. “They are expecting a lot of great flowers this year because of the cooler weather and rain we’ve had,” Clinkenbeard said. Live music will once again be a highlight of this year’s event, he said. Each night will feature a headlining music act, beginning with the Danny Frazier Band on Thursday evening following the Harvest Home Parade. The Naked Karate Girls are on tap to perform Friday night, local favorite The Rusty Griswolds take the stage Saturday night and DV8 closes out the fair Sunday night. “We’re hoping to bring in some nice crowds with the headlining acts this year,” Clinkenbeard said.

GREEN TWP. — It’s been nearly 12 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people. Each year on the anniversary of that tragic day people throughout the country gather for ceremonies to remember the innocent victims who died and the first responders who were killed trying to save them. Green Township leaders invite community members to a special 9/11 event this year. At 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, the township will host a ceremony to dedicate its new 9/ 11 memorial. The township’s commemorative monument, which will stand in front of the administration building, was made with a piece of steel from the World Trade Center in New York City. Recovered from Ground Zero, the 24-foot steel beam was donated to the Green Township Department of Fire & EMS in August 2011 by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The township cut the beam in half, donating one piece to the Cincinnati Fire Museum and keeping the other piece for use in creating a memorial. “The memorial itself will be very nice,” Green Township Fire & EMS Chief Douglas Witsken said.

Green Township Trustee Chairman Rocky Boiman, left, and Green Township Fire & EMS Chief Douglas Witsken stand beside the township’s new 9/11 memorial, which consists of a 12-foot piece of steel from the World Trade Center. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

“We think it will get a lot of visitors.” The dedication ceremony will include speeches from elected officials, a blessing of the Boiman memorial, a moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist attacks, bagpipe music and personal reflections of 9/11 from Green Township District Fire Chief Ed Thomas, who serves with Ohio Task Force1and assisted with search and rescue efforts at Ground Zero following the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.

Witsken said the memorial is dedicated to all who were lost on 9/11, and the firefighters, police officers and paramedics who made the ultiWitsken mate sacrifice. He hopes the memorial serves as a constant reminder to remember those who died in New York City, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and in the field outside Shanksville, Pa. It’s important we never forget the events that transpired See 9/11, Page A2

LOOKING FORWARD TO SCHOOL Miami Township resident Michelle Gratz held her son, Brayden, so he could see the band perform at the Three Rivers Educational Campus dedication ceremony Aug. 18. Brayden will be a kindergarten student at the new campus when class starts Sept. 9. See story, photos, B1.KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE

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on 9/11, he said. “Our country always has to stay alert and maintain a resolve to meet all the challenges threatening our freedom,” Witsken said. Green Township Trustee Chairman Rocky Boiman encourages residents to attend the dedication. “The memorial really is something to behold,” he said. He said the memorial will be a way for residents to forever remember the victims and honor the heroics performed on 9/11.

The fairgrounds at Harvest Home Park are open again this year after the parade until 11 p.m. Thursday, he said. Hot dogs and pizza will be available for $1 and beer for $2 on the fair’s opening night Thursday. Fair hours are 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. 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. All the money the Kiwanis Club raises at the Harvest Home Fair goes

directly back to the community in the form of scholarships, building projects and charitable giving. “It makes all the hard work worthwhile,” Clinkenbeard said. “It’s a really great way to give back to the community.” He said the event wouldn’t be possible without the support of the families and neighbors who attend the event and have helped it continue for more than 150 years. “That says a lot about the people and traditions on the West Side,” he said. “They continue to come back and support us every year.” He’s grateful for having the opportunity to serve as chairman of the fair and said he looks for-


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ward to being involved with it through the Kiwanis Club for years to come. “I enjoy seeing all the people and families come out to the fair,” he said. “That’s when you know you’ve done a good job.”


ence, he said. Dwight Young, a Kiwanis Club member and founder of BLOC Ministries, will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s parade. Ten parade divisions featuring high school marching bands, fire and police departments, dance teams, Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups, military veterans, cheerleading squads, the Syrian Shriners, community organizations, neighborhood businesses and, of course, politicians will march their way through the heart of Cheviot, Backer said. “This is the first year in probably five years that we’ll have 10 school bands,” he said. “We’ll have a band leading each division.” Backer and his committee begin meeting a couple of weeks after the parade to plan and prepare for the next year’s parade and ensure it’s enjoyable for the thousands of people who line the streets to see it, he said. “It runs like a fine watch, and I have a great committee of people who get better each year ... It’s very rewarding to see the parade come together,” he said. For details about all the events at this year’s fair and parade, visit



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It won’t be long before folks start setting out lawn chairs to stake their claim along Harrison Avenue and North Bend Road for front row seats to the Harvest Home Parade. As always, the parade begins at 6 p.m. the Thursday after Labor Day, at

the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Bridgetown Road. It will make its way up Harrison, hang a left on North Bend Road and end at Harvest Home Park. “People really love the parade,” said Dave Backer, a Kiwanis Club member who has been chairing the parade for nearly two decades. “I think it’s tradition. It kicks off the fair.” The theme for this year’s parade and fair is the “Spirit of Our 76,” a nod to the Kiwanis Club’s 76th anniversary and a play on the “Spirit of ‘76” phrase commemorating the nation’s independ-


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Historical society installs veterans memorial at Mt. Echo Park By Kurt Backscheider

EAST PRICE HILL — Larry Schmolt dreamed of having a memorial to Price Hill veterans for many years. In one of his final contributions to the neighborhood before his death at age 85 in late July, the dedicated Price Hill resident and Price Hill Historical Society coordinator helped make a veterans memorial a reality. A lasting tribute to area veterans is now on display at Mt. Echo Park in East Price Hill. Earlier this month, a plaque recognizing all who served our country was installed on a bench at the base of the park’s American flag overlooking the Ohio River. “This was Larry

Schmolt’s idea,” said Richard Jones, a Price Hill Historical Society board member who worked with Schmolt on the memorial project. “Larry was a veteran of the Korean War. He grew up in the World War II era and always had a great deal of respect for veterans and what they gave up.” The outspoken Schmolt, a retired Cincinnati assistant fire chief who served as president of many community groups and founded the historical society, was bothered by the fact Price Hill didn’t have a veterans memorial. “To Larry, he thought it was a real shame that we didn’t have a memorial in this large community of Price Hill dedicated to our veterans,” said Valda

Moore, executive secretary of the historical society. “He was committed to getting one.” Jones, an Air Force veteran himself who served in the Vietnam War, said they decided Mt. Echo Park was a fitting venue for a memorial due to its historical significance. He said the society has a map which shows there was a battery of cannons near the park that defended the city during the Civil War. The memorial plaque is inscribed with the words, “Cannons on Price’s Hill defended Cincinnati from Confederate attack in 1862. We recognize all who have served their country.” “Price Hill was important during the Civil War because of its location on

the river,” he said. “We felt it was appropriate to have a memorial to all the veterans from Price Hill who served in the military. We’re recognizing all the people who came forward and did what needed to be done for our country.” Jones said he and Schmolt met with the Cincinnati park board to receive permission to install the plaque, and the society raised the money privately to pay for the memorial. “It makes me feel great that we did this and Larry knew before he died that we accomplished this,” Jones said.

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Art museum head to judge at Harvest Home By Amanda Hopkins

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

be a part of the art show. Three prizes are awarded in each of the categories of oil and acrylic, watercolor and multimedia. “There are always so many good works and we can’t give them all prizes,” Christopherson said. She said that outside of the top prizes, many of the entries are awarded honorable mentions. “The entries just keep getting better and better.” The art show is hosted by the Cheviot Westwood Kiwanis Club. Christopherson has been a part of Kiwanis for several years and co-chaired the

art show for the last six or seven years. Patton recently joined Kiwanis after retiring and has been a co-chair of the art show for the last four years. The art show is open to all artists 17 years and older. Each artist can submit up to two entries. Entries are $10 each. All entries are due at the art show booth at Harvest Home Park on North Bend Road by Thursday morning Sept. 5. The winners will be announced on Friday, Sept. 6, and the artwork will be on display throughout the Harvest Home Fair which ends Sunday, Sept. 8.

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Garden trough class Sept. 21

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Local libraries open Sunday

The Monfort Heights and North Central branch libraries expand their hours of operation to Sunday. The main branch downtown, the Clifton branch and the Sharonville branch are also open on Sundays. All five locations’ Sunday hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Library officials said customers requested Sunday hours and the library is shifting resources to provide the service within its budget. Customers also can access the Library’s online resources and download eBooks and eAudiobooks anytime at The Monfort Heights branch is at 3825 West Fork Road. The branch is served by Metro Route 1819. Call 513-369-4472. The North Central Branch is at 11109 Hamilton Ave. The branch is served by Metro Route 17. Call 513-369-6068.

Applying to colleges: All you need to know

College and career consultant Victoria Perkins will present the program “All You Need to Know About Selecting a College and Choosing a Major” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave. Seating is limited; res-

ervations are required. Call 513-369-4460.

Covedale presents ‘Ring of Fire’

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts opens its 2013-2014 theatrical season with “Ring of Fire.” A set of talented singers and instrumentalists will play some of the best songs by Johnny Cash. Though Cash is never impersonated during the show, his life story is told through his music. Performances run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 5-29, at the Covedale, 4990 Glenway Ave. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $24 for adults, and $21 for senior citizens and students. Visit or call the box office at 241-6550 to buy tickets.

Historical society hosts puppet presentation

The next meeting of the Price Hill Historical Society will feature a presentation by John Lewandowski, artistic director of the Madcap Puppet Theatre. Lewandowski will talk about the puppet group’s history and its future. The group has been entertaining audiences for more than 30 years. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the historical society museum, 3640 Warsaw Ave. Those attending are invited to bring a snack to share with others. For more information about the historical society, call 251-2888.

Westwood Art Show returns

The fifth annual Westwood Art Show is set for11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Westwood Town Hall, 3017 Harrison Ave. This year’s outdoor exhibition features area art-

ists, food vendors, live acoustic music, face painting, wine tastings, the Madcap Puppet Theatre and crafts for children. An objective of the show is to showcase local artists and bring positive awareness to Westwood.

Elder hosts ‘grand’ brunch

The Elder Alumni Association is hosting a grandparent and grandson Mass and brunch from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 15, in Elder High School’s Schaeper Center. Grandparents are invited to introduce their grandsons and future Panthers to everything that is Elder. There will be a tour of the technology labs, the library and the performing arts facilities. A Mass with fellow Elder alumni and other friends of the school will follow the tour, and a catered brunch will take place in the cafeteria. Afterward, grandfathers can show their grandsons around campus, find their class picture in the halls or visit the spirit shop. Special gifts will be provided to all grandsons in attendance. Grandmothers and those who didn’t graduate from Elder are also welcome. The cost is $12.50 per person. For more information, visit the current news and events section at or call the school at 921-3744.

Children’s Series at Covedale theater

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts continues its Saturday Morning Children’s Series with a performance at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The Bright Star Touring Co. will visit the theater to present “Charlie’s Adventure.” Tickets are $5 each. To buy tickets, call the box office at 241-6550 or stop by the Covedale theater’s ticket counter at 4990 Glenway Ave.

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Xavier University student Laura Kaiser, a junior majoring in physics, has been inducted into the Pi of Ohio Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. ■ Ian Gillespie is among 14 students from Heidelberg University inducted into Tau Pi Phi, the national business honorary. To qualify, students must have completed 20 hours in the School of Business and maintain a 3.0 or higher grade-point average. Gillespie is a junior majoring in accounting. Scholarships

Seton High School senior Erika LaRosa has received a Presidential Scholarship from Xavier University. The daughter of Lisa and Michael LaRosa of Green Township, she is active in varsity soccer and ministry. LaRosa plans to major in theology. ■ Scott Dearwester received the University of Findlay’s George and Elaine Blackburn Memorial Scholarship and Philip D. Gardner Football Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. Dearwester is a senior environmental, safety and occupational health management major. He is a 2008 graduate of Oak Hills High School.

Eight-graders Haley Scott, from left, Carlie Hulette, Kayla King and Gabi Lepof at the career fair. POVIDED

Eighth-graders examine careers

Eighth grade students from all three of Oak Hills’ middle schools visited Bridgetown Middle School to talk with local business people and learn about a variety of careers. The day left a lasting impression on the students. They have been given the opportunity to learn about the many options available to them after graduation. A career fair such as this one makes it possible for the students to have one-on-one time with experts in the profession of their choice. With a number of business and industries represented, students had the chance to explore many options and ask questions of the exhibitors. When asked what she had learned at the career fair, Holly Reuss said, “I learned that no matter what your job is, you are always important in society and you should just do the best job you can do.” Emily Metz, a language arts teacher at Bridgetown Middle School, coordinated this year’s event. “We want to thank the many parents, business partners, alumni, board members and community members who came out to represent their career and interact with our students,” she said. “This experience really opens their eyes to the variety of possibilities that their future holds.” Special thanks to all of the professionals who came out to encourage the students to follow their dreams and keep an open mind to all the opportunities available to them. » Tony Metz – GE Aviation » Dave Berger – GE

McAuley hosts French students McAuley High School recently welcomed two young women from Nancy, France, to attend classes with two freshmen. The French students are part of St. Ignatius of Loyola School’s cultural exchange program, which enables sixth-, seventh- and eighthgraders to live with French families for about a week and experience life as typical French students. They have traveled to Nancy, France, twice and plan to go again next April; 20 French students are coming to Cincinnati in October. The French 16-year-olds who shared life at McAuley were Emma Vadille and LiseAnne Parent.

Vadille was paired with McAuley freshman Sarah Elchynski, a graduate of St. James White Oak. “McAuley is a bigger school than my school in France,” Vadille said. She has developed a fondness for Skyline Chili while here. Elchynski has really enjoyed hosting Vadille. “I like having a new friend,” she said. Parent was partnered with freshman Anna Luncan, a St. Ignatius graduate and former member of the school’s cultural exchange program. “The classes here are so different but everyone is nice,” Parent said. Luncan loves learning new things about France and French culture every day.

Shane Knauber and Tanner Garrison at the career fair. PROVIDED

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Hematology Department) » Brent MacDonald – Xavier University » Nick Accurso – Anonymous Skate Shop » Scott Celender – Green Township Police Department » Bob Hyland – Buechner, Haffer, Meyers, Koenig Co., LPA, » Debby Simms – retired Oak Hills teacher » Grechen Aichele – Meadows HCC Inc. » Steve Bernosky – Teva Pharmaceuticals » Holly Halpin – Oak Hills School psychologist » Laura Domet – Diamond Oaks » Gilbert Salem – United States Secret Service » » George Brunemann – engineering consultant firm NgEK Inc. » Bernie Bouchard – Hamilton County judge

Chasity Reule talks with school board member and Jan Hunter at the eight-grade career fair. PROVIDED

Pictured from left are McAuley freshman Sarah Elchynski, French students Emma Vadille and Lise-Anne Parent, and McAuley freshman Anna Luncan.


Elder High School student Graham Swink has worked to recreate the original Elder High School building from 1922. The LEGO structure stands 33 inches by 56 inches and consists of over 9,000 pieces. Swink spent months designing the project and ordering pieces. He used LEGO Digital Designer to aid him in the process. Once everything was ordered and laid out, Swink and his LEGO group began assembling the project. The group spent over 150 hours piecing the project together. In the fall, Swink and his friends also created a LEGO version of The Pit. Pictured from front left are Matt Maloney, Kyle Koppenhoefer and Chris Schroer; second row, Kyle Buschle, Steve Maurer, Zachary Bauer, Mark Meier, Matt Murray, Graham Swink, David Wehner, Patrick Sullivan, Danny Sullivan, Nick Roth, Jonathan Meyer and Ryan Wilbur. PROVIDED.





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Motivation not a problem for Oak Hills’ Ruffin By Tom Skeen

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Elder’s Andrew Sportsman (13) caught a 37-yard touchdown pass against Middletown DB Vincent Calhoun (3) in the second quarter. Sportsman finished with seven catches for 158 yards.JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

PANTHERS STRIKE The Elder Panthers football team ran its streak to nine consecutive victories in the annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown with a 20-14 victory against Middletown Thursday, Aug. 29, at Nippert Stadium. Elder QB Nick Peters (11) hands the ball off to RB Chris Schroer (10) against Middletown in the first quarter at the University of Cincinnati Aug. 29. Schroer finished with 173 yards rushing on 33 carries. He scored on an 8-yard run in the second quarter. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

High standards pace TMC football By Adam Turer

Only a select few Division III football programs have reached a point where a 7-3 record and rout of their biggest rival is considered a disappointing season. Thomas More College finished 6-2 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, but those two early season losses prevented the Saints from earning a fifth straight playoff berth. A sixgame winning streak to close out the season was encouraging, but 2012 was still a disappointment for a program that has established itself as a perennial top 25 team. “When I think about it, it is good that we have such high expectations,” said head coach Jim Hilvert. “When you set a standard like that, when you expect at least nine wins and a PAC championship, less than that is not good enough.” The silver lining to last year was that the seniors were the first class in years to end the season with a win. Consistently qualifying for the playoffs means that, unless the Saints win the 32-team tournament and Stagg Bowl championship, they end the season with a loss. Last year, the Saints got to finish the season by setting all kinds of records in a 75-6 Bridge Bowl victory over rival College of Mount St. Joseph. “Everybody was hungry to finish off the season on a high note,” said sophomore free safety Kyle Fuller (Holy Cross). Fuller is one of several young starters on both sides of the ball this year. He has learned from the upperclassmen who were

Thomas More College senior Alex Taylor, an Elder High School graduate, tackles this opponent in a game last year. THANKS TO THOMAS

Ruffin has no trouble finding motivation on the football field. The 5-foot-8,163-pound senior running back from Oak Hills High School heard over and over he is too small to succeed in his sport. The senior has proved the critics wrong by racking up more than 2,500 rushing yards the previous two season combined in one of the most physical conferences (Greater Miami Conference) in the state. “I’ve heard it a lot,” Ruffin said referring to the fact that he is too small. “It motivates me every day. It just makes me come and work harder on the field.” As if he needed more motivation, a guy who has finished fifth and third in the GMC in rushing yards the last two seasons doesn’t have a single college offer on the table as he enters his final season in high school. “I’m still just playing football,” he said. “That is my biggest thing. That puts it over the top, so every day I just come in and give 100 percent on the field and it’s going to show.” Ruffin is a humble kid, as he doesn’t take much credit for the success he’s had as a Highlander. “All I can say is good playcalling and I have to give it to my offensive line,” the senior said. “They really make me some holes and I just try to take everything I can get.” While Ruffin likes to dish out the credit, Oak Hills coach Dan Scholz loves what he gets from a guy whom defenses key-in on every play of every game. “When we come out to practice, there are very few plays where he’s not the hardestworking guy on the offense,” the coach said. “Every time he gets the ball he runs in to the end zone no matter what yard line we are starting on. … He practices as hard as anybody I’ve ever seen.” Scholz and running backs coach Ray Jackson came to Oak Hills before the 2012 season and have kept Ruffin focused on the task at hand.

IF YOU GO: What: Oak Hills v. Harrison football game When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 Where: Harrison High School, 9860 West Road, Harrison, OH 45030 Records: Oak Hills 0-1, Harrison 0-0 Last week: The Highlanders lost to La Salle 42-14, Aug. 28 as part of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. The Wildcats played at East Central Aug. 30 (after press deadline).

WHO IS DEMARCO RUFFIN OFF THE FOOTBALL FIELD? » “Outside of school I’m just a normal guy,” Ruffin said. “I just catch up on some schoolwork and hang back. I’m a big “Family Guy” person. I love “Family Guy.”

“The first thing is always keeping me focused,” Ruffin said of his coaches. “They keep my head in football and inside my school books, and that is all that keeps me going.” Jackson – who played at the University of Michigan and the University of Cincinnati – didn’t have much work to do with his top back when he came to Oak Hills. “He’s just a great allaround running back,” he said. “He can catch the ball, he can run inside zone, he can run outside zone, he has good speed, strong legs, great agility to make people miss. All the things great running backs have, Demarco has.” While his numbers have been great, the Highlanders have combined for just nine wins the previous two seasons and have not made the playoffs since1999. Success in 2013 would mean the world to not only Ruffin, but to the entire senior class. “We’ve been trying to do that since day one and that is what coach Scholz is here to change,” the running back said. “We’re hoping we can (make a run) and have a good season this year.” Follow Tom Skeen on Twitter, @PressPrepsTom.


once in his position and expects to step into a leadership role in just his second season at Thomas More. “The coaches do a good job of preparing you for a leadership role,” said Fuller, who led Holy Cross to a state championship two years ago. “Last year’s seniors left a legacy that made the program what it is and they really pushed us underclassmen to make us better.” The veteran leaders of the defense will help the new starters adjust. Defensive backs Jake Fishburn (Elder) and Alex Taylor (Elder) and lineman Tyler Combs (Highlands) provide senior leadership on the otherwise young defense. “We are young on defense, but very fast,” said Hilvert. “This is one of the most athletic defenses I’ve had.” The offense is led by the return of junior running back Dominique Hayden from injury

and another year of experience for sophomore quarterback Jensen Gebhardt, who went 6-1 after taking over as the starter last year. Thomas More has always benefited from a pipeline of local talent from both sides of the river, but the recent rise of Northern Kentucky programs like Cooper and Campbell County has provided the Saints with even more talented players who are accustomed to winning. “With the talent we have around here, it’s a huge addition,” said Hilvert. The Saints open the season on Sept. 7 at Capital University. The home opener is Sept. 28 against Waynesburg University. The team is eager to get back to the playoffs and hopes to avoid last year’s slow start. “We have some really good leaders,” said Hilvert. “We’re excited to get back on the field and compete.”

Oak Hills senior running back Demarco Ruffin (34) runs for a touchdown against La Salle in the first quarter of the Highlanders’ 42-14 loss to open the season. Ruffin finished with 46 yards and a score.JOSEPH FUQUA II/COMMUNITY PRESS






The St. Ignatius Wildcats third and fourth grade softball team, coached by Jay Villing and Scott Knosp, wins the 2013 GWAC title against St. Dominic. The team finished the season 10-2, its only regular season loss being against St. Jude and one loss in the semi final of the St. Ignatius Softball tournament against Our Lady of Victory. The girls on the team are Reese Abercrombie, Ellie Bender, Maria Coffaro, Ava DeStazio, Hannah Freeman, Kira Knosp, Kayla Kuhlmann, Lauren McAninch, Sydney Miller, Abby Noe, Grace O'Connor, Kylie Rielag, Kylee Ryan, Sarah Sucietto and Grace Villing. THANKS TO KATERI

By Tom Skeen

Girls soccer

» Seton lost its first game of the season 2-1 to Mason Aug. 26. Jessica Frey netted the lone goal for the Saints. The girls then beat Anderson 7-0 Aug. 29, with goals from Frey (2), Kelsey Kurzhals (2), Maddie Hiatt, Allie Hiatt and Annie Gruber. Allie Luebbering and Mara Brown combined for the shutout

Boys golf

» David Pittman medaled with a 3-over par 36 on the back nine at Shawnee Lookout Aug. 26, but Taylor lost to Talawanda 178-180. » La Salle and St. Xavier tied at 146 Thursday, Aug. 29, at Clovernook Country Club, beating Moeller (149) and Elder (161). Medalist: Kirran Magowan (St. X) 1under par 34 on the front 9. Others: Daniel Wetterich (L) 35, Keating (St. X) 35, Schaefer (M) 35.


Westside Special Olympians bring home wins Westside Special Olympians, coached by College of Mount St. Joseph students studying physical therapy and personal training, brought home gold, silver, and bronze medals and numerous ribbons from The Special Olympics Summer Games. Aaron Heisel and Nathan Michelson from Delhi and John Holmes, Ken Fieler, and Ken Schmidt from Green Township displayed great strength and skill in Bench Press and Dead Lift events at Ohio State University on June 29. MSJ volunteers Tyler Long, John Golding, Scot Snyder, and David Searight shared their time and expertise in drilling the Special Olympians in exercise techniques and weightlifting. Mike Werner, brother-in-law of Nathan Michelson, was also a volunteer. Oak Hills High School generously gave its strength training facility and equipment for one night a week training sessions that began in January. In 1988, The Westside Special Olympic Weightlifting program began with one competitor, John Holmes and one coach, Joe Brink, at Elder’s facility. Ken Fieler joined John the next year and 17 years ago, Nathan Michelson began the program. Aaron Heisel and Ken Schmidt are the newest members of the team, with Aaron joining 3 years

Girls golf

» Oak Hills took down Mercy 163-177, Aug. 26 behind a 2-over par 35 from Kelsey Wessells on the Blue Course at Neumann Golf Course. Emily Beckmann was the low-scorer for the Bobcats with a 43.

Girls tennis

» Mercy beat McAuley 4-1 in girls tennis Aug. 29. Staley (ME) d. Davis 6-0, 6-0; Smith (ME) d. Trem 6-4, 6-4; Beady (ME) d. Simpson 7-5, 3-6, 7-5. Fulks-Capodaghi (MC) d. Smith-Dannmille 6-0, 7-5; Leismor-Aldurson (ME) d. HempelKammerer 9-7, 6-1.

Westside Special Olympians and College of Mount St. Joseph coaches are, in front, from left, Aaron Heisel, Tyler Long (MSJ), John Holmes, Ken Schmidt, Nathan Michelson, Fen Fieler, John Golding (MSJ); and in back, Scot Snyder (MSJ), Mike Werner (Statistician), Brutus the Buckeye (OSU Mascot), David Searight (MSJ). THANKS TO NANCY POLAND

ago, and Ken this year. After Coach Brink retired, Denny Baker Sr. and Denny Baker Jr. volunteered for many years along with several of their family members. They were joined by Rick Stolze, who continued the program when the Bakers left. Rick retired after State Games in 2012. The longevity and success of this Special Olympics program is the result of the dedicated coaches throughout the years.

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Rivers Edge indoor instructional T-ball Rivers Edge Indoor Sports in Cleves is offering indoor instructional T-ball. A session for 4 and 5 year olds is available, which includes 15 minutes of practice, every child batting twice, volunteer parent coaches, indoor turf and no rain-outs. Cost is $35 per child or $400 per team. The session starts Sept. 13 with a Sept. 5 deadline. Call 264-1775, e-mail chrism@, or go to our web site

Golf outing Support the Hamilton County Park District with the swing of a club. Get a team together for the second annual Hamilton County Parks Foundation Golf Outing, presented by Gold Star Chili, on Monday, Oct. 7, at Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course. The outing will consist of an 18-hole scramble format with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Oncourse contests include closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt. Cost is $80 per player or $320 per foursome and includes a gift bag, greens fees, riding cart, range balls, lunch, dinner and drink tickets. Players can download a registration form at www.hcparksfoundation .org. Day-of registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at the golf clubhouse. All proceeds from the golf outing will support the Simmonds Family Dog Park at Miami Whitewater Forest. The Hamilton County Parks Foundation supports Great Parks of Hamilton County in its efforts to preserve natural resources and to provide recreation and nature education by establishing a strong funding source. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor Gold Star Chili and their Chilimobile for providing dinner, to the Marquee Sponsor LaRosa’s for providing lunch and to the Event Sponsor Sur-Seal. A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, visit or call 521-PARK (7275).

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President ignores rule of law Barack Obama twice now has taken an oath to “faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and … preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” And within that Constitution is the following requirement of a president: “He shall take Care Steve Chabot COMMUNITY PRESS that the Laws be faithfully GUEST COLUMNIST executed…” I would submit that this president has, and continues to, violate his oath of office by knowingly and flagrantly ignoring his obligation to see that our nation’s laws are faithfully executed. The following

are specific examples. President Obama doesn’t like the fact that Congress has refused to legalize illegal aliens who were brought into this country (illegally) as children. So, he just unilaterally ordered his immigration service to ignore the law, and do so anyway. This flagrant violation of the law just happened to take place shortly before the 2012 election, when the Hispanic vote was considered so important. Next, welfare reform. I was around in 1996 when a Republican Congress and a Democratic president, Bill Clinton, passed historic welfare reform legislation which, among other things, implemented work requirements in return for receiving a welfare check. Some liberal groups got

President Obama’s ear and convinced him that work requirements are demeaning and mean-spirited. So, in flagrant violation of the letter and spirit of the law, Obama unilaterally gave governors the power to weaken the work requirements. Fortunately, a lot of Republican governors chose to continue to enforce work requirements as enacted, but a number of “enlightened” Democrat governors took advantage of the opportunity to weaken the work requirements, and thus greatly undermined welfare reform. Next, Obamacare. This is arguably President Obama’s most significant accomplishment (or greatest failure, depending on one’s point of view). Among other things, the law requires employers to

cover employees under Obamacare, or pay significant fines (the employer mandate). Obama, without consulting with the elected representatives of the American people, the Congress, unilaterally announced that this aspect of the program would be delayed for one year. He’s breaking the law, or at the very least, not enforcing the law as it is currently written. Most recently, the Obama Justice Department has decided that our federal drug laws are too tough, so they’re just not going to enforce them. Unbelievable! The bottom line is … it’s the president of the United States’ responsibility to see that our laws are enforced. To do otherwise is a violation of the sacred oath he took, twice, to “take

Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” In this respect, President Obama reminds me of another president who had a similar view about the law, Richard Nixon. Nixon was once asked if it was okay for a president to do an illegal act, if that president believed it was in the best interest of the country to do so. Nixon’s response was, “When the president does it, that means that it’s not illegal.” Of course, we know where Richard Nixon ended up with that kind of thinking. Republican Steve Chabot represents the 1st District. He can be reached at 441 Vine St., Room 3003, Cincinnati, OH., 45202, phone 513-684-2723; or by email at contact-me/.

Keeping governments fiscally accountable With the recent municipal bankruptcies of Stockton, CA, and most recently, Detroit, I felt it necessary to research the financial health of Ohio’s political subdivisions. Based on the most recent information from State Auditor David Yost, there are 24 local governLouis Terhar COMMUNITY PRESS ments, including one GUEST COLUMNIST county in Ohio, that are in fiscal emergency. This includes the cities of Garfield Heights, Mansfield and East Cleveland; three cities that are in fiscal watch, including Lorain, Norwood and Portsmouth; and four jurisdictions that are in fiscal caution, including the

cities of Akron and Chillicothe. Further, Moody’s has recently downgraded the bond rating of the city of Cincinnati. There are multiple reasons that local jurisdictions are in financial difficulty, including the Great Recession, the reduction of the state’s Local Government Fund, the elimination of the estate tax and questionable financial decisions made at the local government level. The state government of Ohio is bound by conditions of the Ohio Constitution to maintain a balanced budget, limit its total public debt and maintain a strict actuarial standard for the funding of public pension funds. In the case of fiscal discipline, I believe that all political jurisdictions in our states should be subject to Ohio’s constitutional

standards for financial responsibility. Therefore, at the beginning of the fall session of the legislature, I will introduce the Financial Responsibility in Government Act. The proposed legislation would include the following financial requirements for Ohio’s political subdivisions: » All governmental subdivisions in the state will be required to operate their annual budgets without deficit spending. The balanced budget requirement applicable to the state under the Ohio Constitution will also apply to all of the state’s political subdivisions. » Indebtedness undertaken by any political subdivision in Ohio must comply with the total indebtedness and debt funding requirements that are applicable to the State of Ohio.

» All political subdivisions of the State of Ohio who sponsor any type of public pension plan must comply with the actuarial requirements that are currently in place for the State of Ohio. The overall intent of this proposed legislation is to ensure that all of Ohio’s political subdivisions operate in a fiscally prudent manner, maintain balanced budgets, avoid indebtedness levels that would jeopardize future budgeted service levels, and protect the pensions of public employees who anticipate some level of pension benefit. Municipal bankruptcies hurt not only the political entity going through bankruptcy and its local residents; they also negatively affect the economic health of the region. State resources are stretched thin because of new

unemployment claims, added health care costs, and a whole host of social services. We in the legislature have an obligation to protect all of our constituents. I understand this is a delicate issue that crosses party lines. When the legislature reconvenes in the fall, I look forward to receiving input from my colleagues and interested parties. I also welcome any suggestions you all may have on improvements to this proposed legislation.

self-imposed where people conduct themselves in a respectful manner to those around them, players on the field and coaches and officials. Don't make a scene, don't embarrass or belittle anyone. Treat others as you would prefer to be treated. “That being said, I don't realistically thing a code of conduct works for all people. There are always a few that are an embarrassment to the human race. If at all possible they should be asked to leave if self-control is beyond their command. “Hate to say it but some people feel the need (maybe its empowerment for those who feel taken advantage in life) to make a jerk out of themselves. Give them their money back ... suggest that they stay away.”

out spoiling it for those around them. Do unto others ...”

Louis Terhar is state representative from the 30th District, which covers parts of Delhi and Green townships, and Cheviot, Mount Airy, Price Hill and Westwood. He may be reached by calling 614-466-8258, e-mailing, or writing to State Rep. Louis Terhar, 77 South High St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

CH@TROOM Aug. 28 question Should fans at sporting events have to conform to a “code of conduct”? What types of behavior should be regulated?

“A code of conduct is imperative at sporting events along with other large gatherings such as concerts. This is especially true when alcohol is involved. The Reds have recently cracked down certain over the line fans. The Bengals have their ‘Jerk Line’ for fans to call or text about intrusive behavior. They also have cameras that can seek out these actions. The Bengals annual home game versus Pittsburgh features at least 10,000 Steelers fans scattered throughout the stadium thanks to eBay and Stub Hub. This creates confrontations for fans hoping to just watch the game. Fans that are obnoxious, profane, lewd etc should be shown the exit and suspended from attending future games for at least one year. Watching from home on a HDTV with replay and the Red Zone sure solves these obtrusive fan problems and saves a lot of money. Go figure!” T.D.T.

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“Yes, sports fans' behavior should be regulated at events. With families around and small kids present, profanity and drunken or sober obnoxiousness should not be tolerated. Those aren't really the problem; the 'jerk line' takes care of that because ushers and officers will come and eject serious troublemakers. “The problem is when opposing fans come to an away game and scream, drink, and bullyrag home-team fans. Adding alcohol can make things get ugly quickly. Maybe we can pass a new city ordinance to make them stay in Pittsburgh!"


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establishes should be published, posted, and even printed on the tickets. This way fans know what's expected. Then it's up to the fans to decide if they want to attend or not. If attendance suffers, I'm sure the rules would be adjusted.”


“If the players on the fields abide to the code of conduct, so should the fans, on all levels. Fans, especially sideline parents, forget this is the sports players game, not theirs.”


“Do we really need a code of conduct to act with consideration, dignity and respect around our fellow human beings and their children? Stay reasonably sober, refrain from foul language, don't spill food or drink on other people or into their space. In other words, be considerate of others around you who paid for seats and are also entitled to watch the game just like you are.”


“Yes, fans should conform to a code of conduct be it a youth, high school, college or pro game. Ideally it should be


“Fans at any type of event are sharing the stadium or arena with thousands of other people. These people often range from children to grandparents. It is every person's responsibility to behave in a way that does not disrupt or offend. Everyone should be able to enjoy the game and express their enthusiasm with-

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“Some behavior is not acceptable. Most is during a 'sporting' event. After all the players all have shown nonacceptable behavior! “Do not interfere with others space. No physical contact. But yelling for or against a team is OK. Control your language to what you would say to your grandmother! (I know there are some grandmothers it would not bother).”


“The fans at sporting events should be grown up enough to be able regulate their own behavior and not infringe upon others. “That means NO swearing, spitting (tobacco juice included), hitting, blocking the view, spilling of beverages on others, lewd T-shirts, drunken conduct, throwing up or belching. But isn't that what your mother taught you anyway? “Use the manners that your mother would approve of and all would be fine. Unless your mother swore, hit, spit, got drunk ... oh well.”

Western Hills Press Editor Dick Maloney, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.




Students representing each grade level at the Three Rivers Educational Campus helped district officials cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening and dedication of the new school. Students who had the honor of cutting the ribbon included Ella Clendening, Noah Wentz, Morgan Koelling, Danny Truitt, Alyssa Ochs, Will Noeth, Danielle Gerth, Jacob Servaites, Isabella Wentz, Grace Kelley, Madison Wells, Nathan Hawkins, Mark Murphy, Sara Buzek and Tara Cravens. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS




Taylor High School marching band members, from left, senior Luke Roberto and juniors Ryan Ludwig and Dillon Roberto helped their fellow band members entertain the crowd at the dedication ceremony for the new school. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Three Rivers dedicates its new school building By Kurt Backscheider

CLEVES — Community mem-

bers turned out in full force to help the Three Rivers Local School District celebrate the beginning of a new era. The district welcomed several hundred parents, students, teachers, staff, residents and elected officials to the grand opening and dedication of the new Three Rivers Educational Campus during a ceremony Sunday, Aug. 18. “This is a monumental occasion for our community,” Three Rivers Superintendent Rhonda Bohannon said. “This is a day to say, ‘Thank You’ to the many people who worked so hard to make this dream a reality.” The $63 million school at 56 Cooper Road in Cleves houses Taylor High School and Three Rivers Elementary School, and

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will serve students in pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade. Funded by a $37 million bond issue the community passed in May 2010 and $26 million from the Ohio School Facilities Commission, the 63-acre campus also includes the district’s transportation department, the future Fields of Dreams athletic facilities and a Performing Arts Center. The environmentally-friendly facility uses geothermal wells and natural lighting, and offers students state-of-the-art technologies as well. The roughly 2,000 students in the district will begin classes Monday, Sept. 9. “We have captured the

imagination of the students, faculty and community, and translated that into the educational campus we have today,” said Tom Bailey, head principal of the school. “I marvel at all we have accomplished and am eager to begin the new school year.” The dedication ceremony featured performances by the Taylor High School band, the Taylor Alumni Band and the Taylor Alumni Chorus; speeches from school board members and state legislators; a blessing of the school; a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the building. “We have applied ourselves with enthusiasm and vigilance in building this facility for our students, faculty, staff and community,” Bohannon said. “Everyone should be proud of what we have built and how this will benefit our community for years to come.”

The Rev. Mike Savino, pastor of St. Joseph Church in North Bend, gives the blessing dedicating the district’s new school building. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Three Rivers Local School District celebrated the grand opening and dedication of the new Three Rivers Educational Campus on Sunday, Aug. 18. The roughly 380,000-square-feet school in Cleves will serve students in pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Three Rivers Local School District residents, parents and students make their way through a hallway featuring plenty of natural light during a tour of the new school after the dedication ceremony. The energy-efficient building has several large windows to make use of natural light. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE

The dedication plaque recognizing those involved in making the new Three Rivers Educational Campus possible will hang inside the school. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE

First-grader Morgan Koelling, one of the students who had the honor of cutting the ribbon at the dedication ceremony, covers her heart during the national anthem Sunday, Aug. 18. KURT






tions to pain without help of relief coming out of a bottle. Ages 21 and up. Free. Lunch available for purchase. 941-0378. Green Township.

On Stage - Theater Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, 7:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Set of singers and instrumentalists sing through some of greatest songs of one of America’s most brilliant singer/songwriters. $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17 Education Grocery Savings Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Delhi Township Branch Library, 5095 Foley Road, Coupon blogger Andrea Deckard from leads workshop on how to avoid common marketing traps at the grocery store. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 369-6019; coupon-classes. Delhi Township.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. Through Dec. 27. 481-1914; Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101, 9-11 a.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn to sew on sewing machine. Leave with pillow you have sewn yourself. All materials provided. $50. Registration required. 225-8441; Cheviot. Stained Glass Make It and Take It, 3-6 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn basic skills of cutting glass, foil wrap and how to use simple welding iron to make a stained glass suncatcher. All supplies included. $25. 225-8441; Cheviot.

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The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., presents Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 5 through Sept. 29. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $24, $21 for students and seniors. For tickets, visit or call 241-6550. From left: ensemble members Tanya Wilmes, Jason David Collins, Dan Docherty, Tara Nicole Murphy, Dustin Farris, Tombstone Tommy and Katie Hamilton-Meier. PROVIDED. ship.

Health / Wellness Understanding Arthritis, 11 a.m.-noon, Miami Township Senior Center, 8 N. Miami Ave., Learn about what arthritis is, who is susceptible to it, what causes it, how to relieve it and what steps can be taken to prevent this joint disorder. Ages 21 and up. Free. 941-0378. Cleves.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 Farmers Market

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Senior Citizens Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors and beginners with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. 205-5064; Green Township.

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


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

Health / Wellness

Art & Craft Classes

True Green Cleaning, 7-8 p.m., Miami Heights Chiropractic Center, 6379 Bridgetown Road, Find out how to live in clean home free from dangers of toxins and chemicals found in some cleaning products. Learn to live clean life in home and make earth cleaner place to live. Free. Reservations required. 941-0378. Green Township.

An Evening of Needle Felting, 6-8 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn how to needle felt and make a large pumpkin or several small ones to decorate your house for fall. All supplies included. $25. 225-8441. Cheviot.

Home & Garden


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

On Stage - Theater Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Exercise Classes Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Aqua Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, With Deb Yaeger. $10. 451-3595; Green Township.

Health / Wellness

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

Breastfeeding Basics, 7-9:30 p.m., Mercy Health – Western Hills Hospital, 3131 Queen City Ave., Breastfeeding is a learned skill for mother and baby. Discuss how to breastfeed, how to prevent problems, and returning to work or school. Fathers and other who provide support encouraged to attend. $20. Registration required. 956-3729; Westwood.

On Stage - Theater


Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Cincy Street Wars, 6-11 p.m., Edgewater Sports Park, 4819 E. Miami River Road, Weekly street car/motorcycle drag racing and cruise-in event with primary focus of keeping racing off streets. $1 beers, music by DJ and money given to class winners. $10 admission; $20 to race. 545-0002; Cleves.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 Home & Garden

MONDAY, SEPT. 9 Art & Craft Classes Stained Glass Make It and Take It, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $25. 225-8441; Cheviot.

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

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

On Stage - Theater Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, 7:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13 Art & Craft Classes Paint Poppies, 6-8 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Artist-led beginner’s class on making mixed-media painting of sunflowers to decorate your walls. Supplies included. $25. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Farmers Market

405-4013; Westwood.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 Art & Craft Classes Fanciful Fairies, 2-4:30 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Make your own tiny autumn fairy mama and baby with fairy nest to be hung as decoration or to play with. All supplies included. $25. 225-8441; Cheviot. Stained Glass Make It and Take It, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $25. 2258441; Cheviot.

Home & Garden

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

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

On Stage - Theater

On Stage - Theater

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; West Price Hill.



Art & Craft Classes

Art & Craft Classes

Beginning Knitting, 2:30-4 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn basics of casting on, knit and purl stitches and casting off. $10. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Stained Glass Make It and Take It, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $25. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Art Events Westwood Art Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Park, 3019 Harrison Ave., Outdoor exhibition featuring local artist vendors, local food vendors, acoustic music, face painting, wine tasting, Madcap Puppets and Cincinnati Recreation Commission craft tent for children. Free admission. Presented by Westwood Civic Association.

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

Health / Wellness New Solutions To Eliminate Pain, Noon-1 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Information on dos and don’ts of pain management. Natural and permanent solu-

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 Paint a State, Noon-2 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Paint your own mini-Ohio. Great for tree ornament or just to hang on your wall. All supplies included. $15. 225-8441; Cheviot.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18 Clubs & Organizations Pioneer Antique & Hobby Association Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Mulberry Room. Tony Torres speaks about history of the Brownie camera. Guests welcome. 451-4822. Green Township.

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

Health / Wellness

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

On Stage - Theater

Art & Craft Classes

Shoulder Pain Q&A, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine-West, 6480 Harrison Ave., For those thinking about shoulder surgery. Seminar to learn more about surgical options. Free. 354-7635; Green Township.

On Stage - Theater

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

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

Hillside Community Garden Regular Gardening Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Hillside Community Garden, Free. 400-4511; Delhi Township. Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 598-3089; Green Township.

Home & Garden

Farmers Market

Garden Clubs

Home & Garden


Recreation Cincy Street Wars, 6-11 p.m., Edgewater Sports Park, $10 admission; $20 to race. 5450002; Cleves.

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

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

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 On Stage - Theater Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, 7:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 481-1914; Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 Art & Craft Classes Paint a Swallow, Noon-2 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Paint metal swallow to hang at home or give as a gift. All supplies included. $30. 225-8114; Cheviot.

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

Benefits Alyssa’s Army 5K Benefit Run/Walk, 11 a.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Funds will cover treatment and medical bills not covered by insurance. Any remaining funds donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Food, music and vendors also on site. Benefits Alyssa Plageman, a Seton grad and NUK student who has been diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. $25, $10 children or $60 family four-pack. Registration required. Presented by Alyssa’s Army. 521-7275; Sayler Park.

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

On Stage - Theater Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

MONDAY, SEPT. 23 Art & Craft Classes Stained Glass Make It and Take It, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $25. 225-8441; Cheviot.

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

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 Farmers Market Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Nelson Sayler Memorial Park, 675-0496. Sayler Park.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25 Exercise Classes Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Aqua Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Oak Hills High School, $10. 451-3595; Green Township.

Recreation Cincy Street Wars, 6-11 p.m., Edgewater Sports Park, $10 admission; $20 to race. 5450002; Cleves.

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

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



Easy lasagna, healthy homemade power bars When my kids were young our lives were busy, but nowhere near how busy their lives are now that they’re grown with families of their own. The requests I’ve gotten this week tell me a lot of you are in the same situation. Readers want Rita easy main dishes Heikenfeld (pasta being the RITA’S KITCHEN most popular) and healthy snacks. So here are two of my favorites.

Sausage lasagna using uncooked noodles

For Darren, a Western Hills reader who saw a sausage lasagna recipe in a magazine at the doctor’s office. He said: “It called for uncooked noodles. I didn’t want to tear the recipe out, but it looked so good.” Here’s one from my files. There are special “no-cook” lasagna noodles you can buy. Leftovers can be frozen and microwaved to reheat.

1 pound favorite sausage 26-32 oz. favorite pasta sauce 3 ⁄4 cup water 2 eggs, beaten lightly 11⁄2 pounds (24 oz.) cottage cheese 1 ⁄2 cup Parmesan 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each: garlic powder, dried basil and oregano 9 uncooked lasagna noodles 3 cups mozzarella

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook sausage. Drain. Stir in sauce and water. Simmer 10 minutes. Combine eggs, cottage cheese, Parmesan and seasonings. Spread 1⁄2 cup meat sauce into sprayed 13-inch by 9-inch pan. Layer with three noodles, a third of cheese mixture, meat sauce and mozzarella. Repeat twice. Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover, bake

Rita’s sausage lasagna recipe features no-cook lasagna noodles.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

10 minutes longer or until noodles are tender. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Tip: Use a combo of beef and sausage, all beef or turkey sausage.

No-bake grain/gluten-free power bars Daughter-in-law Jess found this on the Joyful Abode site. This is a protein-packed bar for kids and adults alike. Great for packing into kids’ lunch boxes, too and I like the fact that they’re grain/gluten free. I can never eat just one. I renamed the recipe to fit my slight adaptation. Check out Joyful site for step-by-step photos and my blog for more power bar recipes. 2 ⁄2 cups favorite nuts and seeds (I used mixed nuts, flax and hemp seeds) 1 cup dried fruit (I used dried Michigan cherries, chopped) 2 cups shredded coconut 1 ⁄4 cup coconut oil 1 ⁄2 cup honey (I used raw honey) 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt Cinnamon to taste 1

Roughly chop 1 cup of nuts and seeds. Place in bowl. Process remaining nuts and seeds in processor, or by hand, to make a finer chop. Add to bowl. Add fruit and coconut. Pour oil, honey, vanilla, salt and cinnamon in pan and, over low heat, cook until it boils gently, then pour over fruit mixture and blend. Pour into sprayed 13-inch by 9-inch pan that has been lined with sprayed foil or parchment. Press mixture evenly into pan. Press real hard so mixture sticks together. Put plastic wrap on top to make pressing down easier. Cool completely and cut into bars. Can be frozen up to three months.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Don’t have coconut oil, which is a healthy oil? I believe a vegetable or olive oil will work, it just won’t have that extra element of flavor.

Tips from readers’ kitchens

From reader MaryAnn G. regarding the roasted tomatoes recipes: “I roasted several per your directions and raided my herb garden for basil, rosemary

and oregano. After roasting I let them cool and removed the skin. After chopping them slightly, I tossed them (along with the delicious tomato broth) with some spinach tortellini and bacon. It made an amazing meal.”

Readers want to know

“What channel is your cable show ‘Love Starts in the Kitchen’ on?” Watch it on Time Warner Channel 8 or 15. Diluting concentrated fruit juices for kids: Younger kids, especially those in sports, may benefit from diluted fruit juice (make sure it’s got 100 percent vitamin C). It’s easier to digest, will hydrate and provide energy. Use at least twice as much water as is recommended on label. Saving tomato and other seeds: On my Abouteating YouTube channel at Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

The music of Johnny Cash! A Halloween classic! A holiday tradition! A fast-paced whodunit! A salute to Tony Bennett! And one of the most beloved musicals of all time!

Fundraiser supports type 1 research The Fresh Market will hold its 19th annual “Hope Floats” Sidewalk Sale Sept. 6 through Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily to benefit JDRF, the leading global organization funding type1diabetes (T1D) research. Each of The Fresh Market’s stores will offer hot dogs, root beer floats and ice cream sundaes (regular and sugar-free), each for a $2 donation. The Fresh Market will donate 100 percent of the money raised over the threeday sale directly to JDRF to support its research efforts to create a world without T1D. T1D is an auto immune disease in which the pancreas stops producing insulin needed to regulate blood glucose. T1D strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood glucose testing and life-long dependence on injected insulin. People living with T1D must administer insulin injections to prevent too much glucose, contained in carbohydrates, from entering the bloodstream. In addition to the Sidewalk Sale, The Fresh Market is hosting a JDRF Sneaker Sale campaign through Sept. 8. Customers can make a donation by purchasing green paper sneakers at The Fresh Market’s checkout counters to show support for this worthy cause. JDRF Collection Containers are also placed at each checkout counter.


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Musical artists headline multi-cultural fest The Shepherd’s Heart Christian Fellowship Ministries will host its sixth annual community festival, The Westwood MultiCultural Fest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, on the Westside at The New Save-A-Lot store parking

lot at the corner of Harrison and McHenry Ave. This year’s cause endorses community harmony and community pride. The Shepherd’s Heart is moved by the communities desire to move for-

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nity to know they are loved and accepted no matter what their background or race, America is a melting pot and we do well to embrace our differences,” Senior Pastor Maxine Gray said. The Westwood MultiCultural Fest held its first set at the Westwood Town Hall, where we showcased an array of musical styles including classical, African, Hispanic, gospel and many other types of positive entertainment.

Artistic director, vocal coach and minister of arts To’Nia Ruby said, “The future of our vision is clear. We see a massive movement in which positive dancers, banner bearers, flag wavers, drummers, rappers, and singers of all different cultures will come together for food, fun and entertainment. The Shepherd’s Heart Christian Fellowship Ministries is an inner-city church that strives to reach the heart of each in-

dividual. The ministry recently celebrated its eighth year anniversary. The TSHCFM has hosted ministers from several cultures including Caucasians, Africans and Hispanics; and is a member of the Western Hills Area Ministers Alliance. To learn more about The Shepherd’s Heart C.F.M. or any of its related events and services, please call (513) 661-0067 or visit their website at

Astronomical Society hosts ‘Ancient Astronomy’

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ward with growth and development making our neighborhood strong and thriving. “Westwood is the largest community in Cincinnati and the diversity is just as wide,” Pastor Tyrone Gray said. "Westwood is a wonderful community, with an incredibly diverse population of various ethnic groups, we want to showcase some of the talent in the area and around the city. We want the commu-

The Cincinnati Astronomical Society hosts “CASKids: Ancient Astronomy” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the society, 5774 Zion Road in Cleves. Stargazing follows (weather permitting). The program is open to kids of all ages and is ideal forgrades one through six. Donations are requested. No reservations required. It’s easy to think of astronomy as a “modern” science. After all its main tool, the telescope, has only been around for

about 400 years. While our knowledge of the universe around us increases at an ever increasing rate today, astronomy is actually the oldest science. There is little recorded information from early man’s thoughts about the universe. They believed that the night sky held great power of their daily lives which lead to the belief in astrology. The early Egyptians may have built the pyramids 5,000 years ago in part as astronomical tools. Stonehenge’s construction start dates back to around the same

time and continued for dozens of centuries. Even before then some celestial events, comets, eclipses and exploding stars were recorded in crude drawings often made on cave walls. 1,600 years ago the Babylonians recorded the motions of the planets, sun and moon. Around 500 B.C. the Greeks took that knowledge and applied a scientific method to learn the size of the Earth, to predict future eclipses of the Sun and Moon, and cataloged the stars and constellations.

For our next installment of “CASKids,” Elizabeth Daniels from Cincinnati State will help explore how cultures from around the world, including North America used astronomy every day. Without the telescope how did they learn about the moon, planets and stars? Afterwards astronomers will be on hand to answer all your spacey questions, show how telescopes work, and you’ll view the night sky through our big telescopes. (Presentation held clear or cloudy.)

Kehoe hosts women’s health event About 35 women attended a recent client appreciation presentation on Women, Health and Hormones at The Salon Professional Academy in Western Hills. Dr. Gary Huber, president of LaValle Metabolic Institute of Kennedy Heights, spoke on integrative health care and hormone replacement therapies for women. Women received complimentary manicures and refreshments at the evening event. “We wanted to connect with some of our women clients and a few of their friends with a presentation that was engaging as well as informative,” said Steve Kehoe, founder and president of Kehoe Financial Advisors.

Kehoe Financial Advisors pampered some women clients and their friends recently with manicures at a night at The Salon Academy in Green Township. Women learned about women’s health and hormones from Dr. Gary Huber, director of LaValle Metabolic Institute in Kennedy Heights. From left are: Milissa Frondorf of Western Hills; Kathy Schriewer of Delhi Township; and salon staff Chelsea Williams and Kim Williams.PROVIDED

Kehoe Financial Advisors of Cincinnati is an independent financial planning firm. Since 1982, Kehoe’s focus has been to Listen, Educate, Guide in

serving clients. Kehoe is a member of the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau; Springdale Chamber of Commerce; West ChesterLiberty Chamber of Commerce and the Financial Planning Association. For more information about Kehoe, go to or call 513-4818555.

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POLICE REPORTS Arrests/citations Jasmin Johnson, 30, 12110 Doe Run Court, driving under suspension at 4000 Harrison Ave., Aug. 22. Christian Pastoriza, 20, 3304 Gamble Ave., driving under suspension and drug abuse at 3300 Harrison Ave., Aug. 23. Steven L. Faulkner, 36, 3875 Taft Ave., domestic violence, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and vandalism at 3875 Taft Ave., Aug. 25. Joseph Diener, 28, 5275 Garmar Lane, warrant at 800 Broadway Ave., Aug. 20. Cheri Ware, 33, 6036 Cedar Ave., warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., Aug. 21. Bobby D. Spangler, 76, 3904 Robinhill Drive, sexual imposition at 3814 Harrison Ave., Aug. 21. Michael Brock, 28, 3954 Roswell Ave., domestic violence at North Bend Road, Aug. 21. Jonathan Gutknecht, 27, 113 Garfield Ave., warrant at 1000 Sycamore St., Aug. 22. Thomas Elsen, 21, no address listed, warrant at 3317 Camvic Terrace, Aug. 23. Brian Barger, 24, 1751 Ohio Pike, obstructing official business at 3700 Cheviot Ave., Aug. 23. Rico Harris, 21, 2720 W. Galbraith Road, warrant, Aug. 23. Alex McIntyre, 24, 3910 Washington Ave. No. 3, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., Aug. 27.

Incidents/reports Burglary Laptop computer, stereo and two purses stolen from home at 3809 Dina Terrace No. 6, Aug. 4. Theft Two laptop computers stolen from home at 4322 Harding Ave., Aug. 20. Prescription medicine stolen from home at 3756 Carson Ave. No. 2, Aug. 23.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations John Alfred Matthew, born 1991, larceny, 5045 Glencrossing Way, Aug. 16. Asia Brown, born 1990, larceny, 2322 Ferguson Road, Aug. 17. Linda D. Jordan, born 1958, possession of drugs, 2618 Harrison Ave., Aug. 17. Zebidah Yisrael, born 1990, theft, 2322 Ferguson Road, Aug. 17. Allencia Townsend, born 1993, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 1870 Sunset Ave., Aug. 20. Kevin Wardrep, born 1964, criminal damaging or endangering, 2435 Harrison Ave., Aug. 20. Laquan Grice, born 1989, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Aug. 20. Santonio Crutcher, born 1990,

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Cheviot: Chief Joseph Lally, 661-2700 (days), 825-2280 (evenings) » Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212 » Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300 » Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323 » North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Jim Neil, 825-1500 domestic violence, 2712 Lafeuille Ave., Aug. 20. Tara L. Williams, born 1980, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, 2196 Queen City Ave., Aug. 20. Anthony Evans, born 1981, assault, 3951 W. Eighth St., Aug. 21. George H. Reed, born 1952, theft $300 to $5000, 5111 Glencrossing Way, Aug. 21. Nino Morgan, born 1991, drug abuse, trafficking, 2691 Westbrook Drive, Aug. 21. Ronnie T. Harris, born 1951, city or local ordinance violation, disorderly conduct, 4905 Relleum Ave., Aug. 21. Ahmad Rashid, born 1981, trafficking, 3160 McHenry Ave., Aug. 22. Alan Parks, born 1986, assault, domestic violence, 2581 Lafeuille Ave., Aug. 22. Brandon Medley, born 1987, retaliation, 2435 Harrison Ave., Aug. 22. Deandre D. Rucker, born 1993, felonious assault, 2932 Fischer Place, Aug. 22. Gary E. Smith, born 1975, trafficking, 3915 W. Liberty St., Aug. 22. Martha Johnson, born 1993, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, 2322 Ferguson Road, Aug. 22. Ricky Vennemeyer, born 1989, assault, 4753 Rapid Run Pike, Aug. 22. Steffen Roberson, born 1981, drug abuse, trafficking, 3150 Werk Road, Aug. 22. Steffen Roberson, born 1981, trafficking, 3044 Westbrook Drive, Aug. 22. Antonio Robinson, born 1976, receiving a stolen firearm, 3284 Brater St., Aug. 23. Cordale Lowry, born 1988, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., Aug. 23. Ladon Smith, born 1981, domestic violence, 2626 Cora Ave., Aug. 23. James Holloway, born 1984, aggravated menacing, 2719 Erlene Drive, Aug. 24. Jason E. Spears, born 1974, felonious assault, 2420 Montana Ave., Aug. 24.

Lance Fisher, born 1989, assault, 1500 Beech Ave., Aug. 24. Lance Fisher, born 1989, assault, 4132 W. Eighth St., Aug. 24. Onson Bess, born 1975, theft under $300, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 2623 Morningdale Court, Aug. 24. Asjion Jones, born 1992, obstructing official business, 2635 Mustang Drive, Aug. 25. Daniel Kelley, born 1987, criminal trespassing, 2310 Ferguson Road, Aug. 25. Gerald Akins, born 1988, domestic violence, 2723 Westbrook Drive, Aug. 25. Joseph Simpson, born 1975, domestic violence, 1037 Gilsey Ave., Aug. 25. Natalie S. Irwin, born 1986, theft under $300, 2310 Ferguson Road, Aug. 25. Ronald Barnett, born 1986, drug abuse, trafficking, 2635 Mustang Drive, Aug. 25. Tyran Taper, born 1973, domestic violence, obstructing official business, 3009 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 25.

1435 Manss Ave., Aug. 19. 3731 Westmont Drive, Aug. 19. 2554 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 20. 4728 Green Glen Lane, Aug. 21. 3215 Westbrook Drive, Aug. 22. 3348 Hanna Ave., Aug. 22. 3357 Queen City Ave., Aug. 22. Criminal damaging/endangering 2713 East Tower Drive, Aug. 15. 3344 Glenmore Ave., Aug. 16. 2475 Gate St., Aug. 17. 2767 Queen City Ave., Aug. 18. 4440 Carnation Ave., Aug. 19. 2475 Gate St., Aug. 19. 5098 Glencrossing Way, Aug. 19. 1912 Westmont Lane, Aug. 20. 2702 East Tower Drive, Aug. 22. Domestic violence Reported on Evers Street, Aug. 16. Reported on Overlook Avenue, Aug. 18. Reported on West Eighth Street, Aug. 18.

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Reported on Lafeuille Circle, Aug. 18. Reported on Hanna Avenue, Aug. 18. Reported on Manss Avenue, Aug. 22. Felonious assault 4441 W. Eighth St., Aug. 20. 2932 Fischer Place, Aug. 20. Menacing 4441 W. Eighth St., Aug. 16. 2454 Harrison Ave., Aug. 19. Receiving stolen property 2322 Ferguson Road, Aug. 22.

Robbery 3920 Glenway Ave., Aug. 18. 1215 Sunset Ave., Aug. 19. 2322 Ferguson Road, Aug. 20. Taking the identity of another 3222 Hildreth Ave., Aug. 14. 1912 Westmont Lane, Aug. 20. Theft 835 Kreis Lane, Aug. 16. 3009 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 16.

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B5 5045 Glencrossing Way, Aug. 16. 5984 Glenway Ave., Aug. 16. 4711 Glenway Ave., Aug. 17. 2322 Ferguson Road, Aug. 17. 3193 Boudinot Ave., Aug. 17. 5070 Crookshank Road, Aug. 17. 1020 Regina Ave., Aug. 18. 1025 Regina Ave., Aug. 18. 1520 Manss Ave., Aug. 18. 1283 Rutledge Ave., Aug. 19. 4750 Hardwick Drive, Aug. 19. 2568 Fleetwood Ave., Aug. 19. 2750 Harrison Ave., Aug. 19. 3046 Daytona Ave., Aug. 19. 4420 Carnation Ave., Aug. 20. 2310 Ferguson Road, Aug. 20. 2322 Ferguson Road, Aug. 20. 3001 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 20. 3131 Queen City Ave., Aug. 20. 3134 Harrison Ave., Aug. 20. 5045 Glencrossing Way, Aug. 20. 6000 Glenway Ave., Aug. 20. 6150 Glenway Ave., Aug. 20.

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GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Dawn Beard, 31, 111 Sherman St., possession of drugs and possessing drug abuse instruments at 3491 North Bend Road, Aug. 14. Amy M. Warr, 34, 6937 Gracely

Drive No. 1, complicity to theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Aug. 14. Betty E. Rose, 48, 28 Main St. No. 3, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Aug. 14. John A. McCafferty Jr., 19, 529 Laurelwood Drive, possession of controlled substance at 1781 Churchwood, Aug. 15. Ronald J. Parker, 47, 2244 Wilson Ave., theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Aug. 15. Keith D. Worley, 23, 3701 Harrison Ave. No. 8, obstructing official business and receiving stolen property at 1590 Gables Court No. 1, Aug. 15. Hannah Y. Young, 21, 1200 Highway Ave., possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia at 3608 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 16. Gene J. Gribbins, 32, 2151 Hatmaker St. No. 5, complicity to theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Aug. 16.

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Rebecca S. Gentry, 57, 2151 Hatmaker St. No. 5, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Aug. 16. Rodger Ragle, 24, 492 Burhew Drive, possession of marijuana at Glenway Avenue and Parkcrest Drive, Aug. 16. Juvenile, 11, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Aug. 17. John Matthew III, 22, no address listed, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia at 6100 Harrison Ave., Aug. 17. Grover C. Davis, 34, 5164 Ralph Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Aug. 17. John P. Bush, 22, 8211 Fawn Lake Court, possession of marijuana at 5245 Race Road, Aug. 17. Charlotte A. Conway, 18, 1247 Rutledge Ave., theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Aug. 19. Julius H. Stewart, 33, 508 West Main Ave. No. 402, illegal possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, improperly handling firearms in vehicle, falsification and receiving stolen property at Bridgetown Road and Meadowview, Aug. 19. Crystal D. Lindsey, 27, 1413 Salem Circle, illegal possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs and orally communicating false information to police officer at Bridgetown Road and Meadowview, Aug. 19. Phillip D. Owens, 40, 1264 Beech Ave., drug abuse at Colerain Avenue and Blue Rock Road, Aug. 20. John W. Meadows, 28, 5421 Karen Ave., possession of drugs at 5394 Karen Ave., Aug. 21. Brock M. Beck, 30, 3529 Huntington Drive, soliciting violation at 3344 Westbourne Drive, Aug. 21. Juvenile, 13, criminal trespass and drug paraphernalia at 6441 Glenway Ave., Aug. 21. Catalin Nicolaevic, 27, 5474 Philloret Drive, possession of drug abuse instrument at 7671 Colerain Ave., Aug. 22.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Coils from furnace and air conditioning unit stolen from home at 5169 West Fork Road, Aug. 16. Burglary

Several pieces of jewelry and a photograph stolen from home at 5301 North Bend Crossing, Aug. 18. Money and a coin collection stolen from home at 3392 Palmhill Lane, Aug. 19. Can of gasoline stolen from home’s garage at 5498 Bellfield Lane, Aug. 19. Window screen cut on home during burglary attempt, but unknown if anything was stolen at 7500 Bridge Point Pass, Aug. 20. Criminal damaging Windshield broken, paint scratched and hood dented on vehicle at 5431 Bluesky Drive, Aug. 18. Mailbox damaged in front of home at 5741 Werk Road, Aug. 19. Mailbox knocked from its post in front of home at 5645 Werk Road, Aug. 19. Domestic dispute Argument between siblings at Blue Rock Road, Aug. 15. Argument between spouses at Fardale Drive, Aug. 15. Argument between man and woman at Valley Ridge, Aug. 16. Argument between man and woman at Lawrence Road, Aug. 19. Argument between spouses at Locust Lane, Aug. 19. Argument between man and woman at West Fork Road, Aug. 22. Domestic violence Woman reported threat of physical violence made toward her at Tallahassee Drive, Aug. 21. Property damage Window broken on vehicle at 4456 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 16. Theft Toothbrush stolen from Family Dollar at 5527 Bridgetown Road, July 25. Vehicle stolen from parking lot at apartment building at 5617 Cheviot Road, July 25. Two rails stolen from home’s fence at 5533 Harrison Ave., July 26. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle parked at Our Lady of Visitation at 3172 South Road, July 27. Book bag and contents stolen

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thursday, September 19, 2013, in Room 805, County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: Green 2010-02; Blue Sky & Harrison; Subject Property: Green Township: On the northeast corner of the Harrison Avenue & Blue Sky Drive intersection, south of Northcrest Lane (Book 0550, Page 0220, Parcels 11 & 1169); Applicant: Chris Canarie (applicant), AC & Guice Properties LLC, and Oakview Park LLC (owners); Application: Major Adjustment to an existing "EE" Planned Retail District; Plan Summary: To include a drive- thru window and revised parking layout in an approved 8,500 square foot retail strip center including two restaurants with outdoor seating, a 71 space parking lot and one access point onto Bluesky Drive. Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Mon thru Fri 8AM4PM. Office Phone: 513-946-4550.



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from vehicle parked at Our Lady of Visitation at 3172 South Road, July 27. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle parked at Our Lady of Visitation at 3172 South Road, July 27. Cellphone stolen from vehicle parked at Our Lady of Visitation at 3172 South Road, July 27. Money, debit card and cellphone stolen from vehicle parked at Our Lady of Visitation at 3172 South Road, July 27. Car stereo faceplate stolen from vehicle at 5533 Raceview Ave., July 27. Two hammer drills, reciprocating saw, three batteries, angle drill, drill bits, grinder and two chargers stolen from vehicle at 6150 Harrison Ave., July 28. Purse, wallet and two shirts stolen from Kohl’s at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 29. Envelope containing money stolen from on top of safe at McDonald’s at 5425 North Bend Road, July 30. Suspect twice stole a shopping cart full of food and merchandise from G.F.S. Marketplace at 3825 Race Road, July 30. Cellphone and two sweatshirts stolen from home at 6350 Terra Court, July 31. Ring, necklace and a bracelet stolen from home at 5319 Laurelridge Lane, July 31. Suspect stole miscellaneous grocery items from Kroger at 3491 North Bend Road, July 31. Laundry detergent, dog food and beer stolen from Kroger at 5830 Harrison Ave., July 18. Telephone and other unknown merchandise stolen from Family Dollar at 6134 Colerain Ave., Aug. 1. Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 6075 Harrison Ave., Aug. 2. GPS, eight packs of cigarettes and money stolen from vehicle at 6588 Hearne Road No. 31, Aug. 4. Two phone chargers and two floor mats stolen from vehicle at 5385 Haft Road, Aug. 4. ATM bank card stolen from vehicle at 4419 Homelawn Ave., Aug. 5. Wallet and contents stolen from victim’s purse at Sam’s Club at 5375 North Bend Road, Aug. 6. Hydraulic hole digger, chain, pipe wrench, two spud bars and a boat gasoline tank stolen from home at 7201 Dog Trot Road, Aug. 6. Apple iPad stolen from vehicle at 3381 Palmhill Drive, Aug. 6. Two suspects left without paying for food and service at Buffalo Wild Wings at 2178 Anderson Ferry Road, Aug. 6. Two rings, money and a digital camera stolen from home at 5590 Bridgetown Road No. 6, Aug. 6. Victim paid two employees of All Brand Appliances to repair their refrigerator, but the work the repairmen claimed to do was apparently never done at 2871 Ebenezer Road, Aug. 7. Money stolen from vehicle at 3215 Bridgestone Court, Aug. 7. Television stolen from vehicle at 5182 Michael Anthony Lane, Aug. 8. Gasoline stolen from Marathon at 6008 Harrison Ave., Aug. 9. Ring stolen from home at 6012 Eastridge Lane, Aug. 9.

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3457 Alta Vista Ave.: Myers, Todd P. and Mary K. to Hambrick, Michelle L.; $73,000. 3986 Washington Ave.: Cook, Lynn Radel and Judy K. Waldsmith to Burnet Capital LLC; $25,000. 3608 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Hopwood, Dan L. to Henson, Steven Tr.; $5,000.


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5871 Lawrence Road: Batchelor, Denise M. to Cheviot Savings Bank; $84,000. 4211 Marcrest Drive: Borgmann, Toby to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $120,000. 3302 North Bend Road: Flynn, Rosemary J. to Kelley, Michael P. and Joan M.; $56,500. 5229 Oakhill Lane: Beumer, Robert W, Trs. and Mary Patricia Trs. . to Boyle, Terry A. and Patricia J.; $253,706. 5551 Pinecrest Drive: Watson, Constance R. to Barnette, Jennifer N.; $135,000. 3560 Powner Road: Grote, Leo Tr. to Roellig, Jessica M.; $77,500. 3555 Rackacres Drive: Coleman, Zembolist D. and Peggy L. to Obszarski, Michael J. and Amy; $185,000. 3947 School Section Road: Kreinest, Richard M. to Loffredo, Charlene R.; $68,000. 4161 Turf Lane: Runtz, Charles F. Jr. and Christine Ann to Hamdan, Rami; $148,000.

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Importance of eye exams stressed nior Blind America, more than 12 million children are affected by vision impairment. “Eye exams should be an important part of every family’s back to school routine,” CABVI Executive Director John Mitchell said. “One appointment will check for the warning signs of vision loss and help ensure a healthy, successful new year for your student – and provide peace of mind for you.” Throughout the month, CABVI and Clovernook Center, which have partnered to make the best use of their combined resources in serving the community, will be providing additional facts and resources on their social media pages. As students start back

up with sports, CABVI and Clovernook Center also want to remind parents to ensure that their children use appropriate eyewear to prevent sports-related eye injuries. “Observing Eye Exam Month is an important part of great overall health for your entire family,” Clovernook Center President/CEO Robin Usalis said. “We want to stress the importance of regular pediatric eye exams for all children – not just those with a family history of vision loss.” CABVI and Clovernook Center are non-profit organizations that seek to empower people who are blind and visually impaired to be self-sufficient and independent. Both organizations work

diligently to address the issue that 70 percent of working-age people in the U.S. who are blind or visually impaired are unemployed. More information about CABVI and Clovernook Center can be accessed at: and, respectively.

Suspect attempted to pay for merchandise with a counterfeit $100 bill at Kohl’s at 6580 Harrison Ave., Aug. 9. Suspect failed to pay full bill for room rental and services at Holiday Inn at 5505 Rybolt Road, Aug. 9. Wallet and contents stolen from victim’s purse at Western Rolla-

rama at 5166 Crookshank Road, Aug. 9. Cellphone stolen from victim’s purse at Western Rollarama at 5166 Crookshank Road, Aug. 9. Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 6075 Harrison Ave., Aug. 6. Weed trimmer stolen from vehicle at 6550 Harrison Ave., Aug. 10. Folder containing debit card,

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money, food stamps and driver’s license stolen from victim’s shopping cart at Kroger at 5830 Harrison Ave., Aug. 10. Money stolen from three vehicles at 5811 Ranlyn Ave., Aug. 10. License plate stolen from vehicle at 6243 Berauer Road, Aug. 13. Window broken on vehicle and unknown items were stolen at 5896 Gold Dust Drive, Aug. 13.

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James J. “Joe” Boone, 36, Miami Township, died Aug. 22. He was a welder for Paul Wilke. Survived by children Jacob James Boone, Dawson Durham; companion Sarah Back; parents James E., Christine Boone Boone; siblings Amy Reaves, Jason Boone; nephews and niece Ely, Ethan, Kaitlyn, Ean. Services were Aug. 28 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of Dennis George Funeral Home.


Paula Raterman Huesman, 76, Green Township, died Aug. 17. Survived by daughters Mary (Scott) Ries, Jeanne (Ken) Bloemer; grandchildren Will, Emma Ries, Aaron, Jessica, Nicholas Bloemer; sisters Jane (Tom) Meier, Ann (late Waldron) Billing; brother-in-law William Huesman, sister-in-law Helen Kruse; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Arthur Huesman. Services were Aug. 21 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Catholic Inner-City Schools Education Fund, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or Meals on Wheels, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, 175 Tri County Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45246.

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Gertrude Schwab Gertrude Hopkins Schwab, 94, Green Township, died Aug. 22. She was a member of the St. Ignatius Seniors. Survived by children Wilbur (Donna), James (Janet) Schwab, Linda (Robert) Bailey-Oberding, Janet (Richard) Schaible; nine grandchildren; seven great-

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Harold Wagner Harold J. Wagner, 84, Green Township, died Aug. 22. He was a mechanical engineer. Survived by children Harold (Linda), Eric, Mary Beth, Nanci, Douglas (Martha) Wagner, Diane (Kevin) McMulWagner lin, Stella Ludovicy, Susan (Tim) Buehler; 14 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Stella Wagner. Services were Aug. 27 at Our Lady of the Visitation. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Comboni Missionaries, 1318 Nagel Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255 or Sisters of the Precious Blood, 4960 Salem Ave., Dayton, OH 45416-1797.

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