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Elder’s stands in honor of Joe Acito Former teacher led effort for bleachers By Kurt Backscheider

Joe Acito’s family was recognized on the field at the dedication of the Joe Acito Alumni Terrace at The Pit at Elder High School. Pictured are, front row from left, Mary Fieler, Emily Acito, Carly Acito, Alex Fieler, Fran Acito, Gina Fieler and Annie Acito; back row, Jenny Acito, Tony Acito, Andrew Fieler and Mike Fieler. THANKS TO BRIAN BILL

Green honors services foreman Ludwick is dept.’s ‘right-hand man’ By Kurt Backscheider

Green Township Public Services Director Joe Lambing said Randy Ludwig is one of his department’s best employees. “He’s an invaluable member of the staff,” Lambing said. “Essentially, he’s my right-hand man.” Lambing isn’t the only one who appreciates Ludwig’s hard work. Ludwig’s dedication to serving township residents has earned him the 2011 Green Township Department of Public Services Employee See HONORS, Page A2

Randy Ludwig, right, Green Township's public services foreman, receives the 2011 Green Township Department of Public Services Employee of the Year award from Oak Hills Kiwanis Club President Steve Schinkal. THANKS TO GREEN TOWNSHIP

When an Elder High School alumnus slipped and fell while watching a football game on a hillside at the Pit several years ago, Joe Acito made sure it wouldn’t happen again.

“Joe was rather upset and appalled,” said his widow, Fran Acito. To ensure alumni groups had a solid place to stand when they came to the Pit to cheer on the Panthers, Mr. Acito led an effort to install a set of bleachers on the hillside beneath the scoreboard. Now that section of seating serves as a lasting tribute to Joe Acito’s legacy at Elder. The Elder community hon-

ored the beloved educator during halftime of the football home opener Friday, Aug. 24, officially naming the section he helped build the Joe Acito Alumni Terrace. Acito, an Elder graduate who returned to his alma mater to teach English for 43 years and serve as the alumni director for 16 years, died in March 2011 after See STANDS, Page A2

SCOUT SOARS WITH EAGLES Tyler Pistor earns scoutings highest rank

By Jennie Key

Tyler Pistor has been involved in Boy Scouts since the first grade. He started his career with the Tiger Scouts in Pack 98 at Monfort Heights United Methodist Church. This summer, he reached the pinnacle when he earned his Eagle rank from the Boy Scouts of America. Pistor moved up from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts in 2008 and joined Troop 98. Being an active member of the Troop, he worked his way up through the scouting ranks. His dad, Mel Pistor, said while he dropped out of scouting in his youth, he returned in leadership when his son became involved. “I was the pack leader, and I serve as the committee chairman of for the troop. This was all Tyler-driven. He worked hard and I am incredibly proud of him,” he said. After earning his Life rank in scouts, 15-year-old Tyler Pistor set his sights on the rank of Eagle. His dad says he began planning his assault on the rank of Eagle Scout the night he received his Life rank. “He laid out what he needed to do and when his best opportunities were to accomplish the badge work he needed to complete,” Mel said. “He definitely had a plan.” The plan came together well. For his project Tyler, a sophomore at Colerain High School, worked with the Monfort



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Tyler Pistor has been involved in Scouting since first grade when he was a Tiger Cub with Pack 98 from Monfort Heights United Methodist Church. THANKS TO MEL PISTOR Heights Garden Club, which takes care of the land lab at Monfort Heights Elementary. Tyler said his grandmother is a member of the garden club and

he went to school at Monfort Heights Elementary, so the project had a connection for him on a number of levels. Tyler’s project power-

washed and stained benches in the rear of the school, made a trellis for the ivy, along the front of the school, made a stone path that leads to benches in the front of the school, and made and a nature trail that runs through the detention area by the baseball fields. Along the nature trail Tyler also built and hung birdhouses. He enlisted the help of his fellow scouts and younger scouts. The project took over one hundred work hours, which he planned and coordinated. He said coordinating the workers was one of the most challenging aspects of the project. “Keeping 41 people working and on task was not easy,” he said. But his motivation was strong. “I started as a Tiger Cub,” he said. “I wanted to finish well. I don’t like to leave things undone.” He added that the project had given him the opportunity to practice leadership and gain confidence in his ability to communicate. On July 23 Tyler had his Eagle Board of Review with the William Henry Harrison District and was awarded the Eagle Scout Rank, the highest honor in scouting. He will receive the award at a court of honor in October. His parents, Mel and Christina Pistor, will pin the eagle insignia on him during the ceremony. Tyler has advice for others who follow the path to the rank of eagle. “Get it done early. Once you get to high school there are a lot of other things competing for your time.” Vol. 84 No. 42 © 2012 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Cleves man rides to support Habitat By Kurt Backscheider

Every spring Steve Applegate gets out his bike and begins taking long rides to train for his favorite trip of the year. For 14 straight summers the Cleves resident has traveled to Minnesota to participate in the Habitat 500, a 500-mile bicycle ride benefiting Habitat for Humanity. “It’s a nice ride to do because you’re helping a good cause,” the 69-year-

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ride, and Applegate said they rode as a tandem team in the event for five years. Hain retired from longdistance biking after the 2004 ride, but Applegate has continued every summer since. He now uses a recumbent bike, which takes less toll on his body. “One of the best aspects of the ride has been the people I’ve met and come to know, along with the joy of renewed friendship each July,” Applegate said. He said the people in Minnesota justify the long 12-hour drive he makes every year to ride in the fundraiser. “The upbeat support of the folks who live up there is tremendous,” he said. “People give us a thumbs up when they see us. They’re glad to see what we’re doing.” Participants in the ride typically bike 75 miles a day, making overnight

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“He’s a top-notch guy all the way around.” Green Township Trustee Chairman David Linnenberg said the township appreciates the community groups who recognize the service of township employees. The Monfort Heights/ White Oak Community Association presents a firefighter of the year award, and the Green Township Police Citizens Academy Alumni group awards a police officer of the year. “It’s great to see that,” Linnenberg said. “We do have great employees here.”


Brian Bill, Elder’s alumni director, said the school doesn’t have a homecoming, so alumni groups who are celebrating class reunions typically attend a home football game as part of their reunion festivities. He said Mr. Acito made sure the section beneath the scoreboard was always reserved for the alumni groups. Bill said the terrace can accommodate up to 200 people, and is now a more prominent area for re-

union groups to take in a game. “Our alumni are very proud and passionate about our school,” he said. “Joe fostered that feeling in every possible way.” Many of Acito’s classmates from the class of 1963 attended the dedication, which Bill said was an emotional evening for the Elder family. “Joe was an icon. There is no way around it,” he said. “He is sorely missed.”

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Schinkal at the Green Township Trustees meeting Monday, Aug. 27. Ludwig, who is in his 19th year with the township and works as the public services foreman, said he is grateful for the award and thanked the Kiwanis Club for the recognition. “Anyone in our department could have received this,” he said, modestly accepting the award. Schinkal said the Kiwanis Club decided to establish the employee of the year honor as a way to annually recognize the outstanding members of the public services depart-



he said. Applegate and his fellow bikers make sure they take at least one day off from the seven-day ride to help with a Habitat for Humanity home under construction. He said this year he helped build the 2,000th home Habitat has constructed in Minnesota.

Cleves resident Steve Applegate pedals his recumbent bicycle along a rural road in Minnesota while participating in the Habitat 500, an annual bike ride benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Applegate has taken part in the 500-mile ride every summer for 14 years. THANKS TO STEVE APPLEGATE




stops in small cities and towns to sleep at high schools and colleges, he said. They eat many of their meals at churches and enjoy the homemade feasts the locals whip together, he said. “Some people actually gain weight on the ride,”

He said he likes the fact Habitat is a “hand-up” organization rather than a “handout” organization. Families chosen to receive a Habitat home are required to put in at least 500 hours of their own time to help build their house, he said. Applegate said ride participants are required to raise at least $900 in order to do the ride. He solicits donations from friends and family, and said he’s raised more than $1,500 this year. The money he raises benefits Habitat’s Cincinnati chapter. Those interested in donating can mail a check payable to Habitat 500 to Steve Applegate, 8027 Bridgetown Road, Cleves, Ohio 45002. In return, Applegate will send donors a receipt for tax deduction purposes. More information can be found online at


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BRIEFLY Correction

The photograph accompanying the story in the Aug. 29 issue of the Western Hills Press about the Westwood Art Show provided the incorrect date for this year’s show. The correct date for the show is the date listed in the article. The show is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Westwood Town Hall.

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Kids’ resale

Mother of Mercy High School will host Everything Kids, a children’s resale event 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 8, in Mercy’s gymnasium, 3036 Werk Road. Gently used clothing (birth to size 14), namebrand toys, play equipment, nursery items, sports equipment, books, games, puzzles, baby and child furniture and equipment, maternity clothes and other child-related items will be for sale. Literally, it is everything kids for fall and winter items. Admission is $1 and 10 percent of sale proceeds will benefit Mercy’s music department and Alumnae Scholarship Fund. For more details including how to be a vendor contact Kim Zang at

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Tickets to the second annual “A Tea to Remember” hosted by the Cleves camping crew are now available. The tea party for area women and girls raises money for athletic fields for the new school the Three Rivers Local School District is constructing. The tea is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Miami Township Community Center on Shady Lane. All tickets are $15 per person and include three tiers of finger foods, tea and lemonade. Attendees donning the best hats will be honored in the following categories: prettiest hat, wildest hat, best group theme and most generations wearing the best hat. Enjoy a performance by a group of children from the community. There will be an opportunity to purchase portraits and uniquely designed hats, both of which are reasonably priced. Reservations accepted until Friday, Sept. 14, while seating is still available. Send checks payable to Three Rivers Booster to Sandra Bruns, 3935 Bear Lane, Cleves, Ohio 45002.

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Cintas Corp. is hosting a shred event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Cheviot Savings Bank, 3723 Glenmore Ave. This free event will provide community members with a safe and secure resource to shred their confidential personal and business documents.

“Identity theft is a growing threat for individuals and businesses across the nation,” said Karen Carnahan, president and COO of Cintas document management division. “This event will bring awareness of proper document management to the community and provide them with a secure method to safely dispose information.

During the event, anyone can bring their documents in and have them shredded by an on-site, certified Cintas employee. From drop-off to destruction, all documents will be constantly monitored and protected. For information, contact James Lillis 513-4894712 or Annie Efkeman at 513-661-0457.

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In the den of his Price Hill home, Dan Andriacco, 59, sits perched near a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf that holds books on Sherlock Holmes. Among the books is an eclectic display of trinkets; but per-

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murder associated with a Sherlock Holmes conference. Before his mystery novels were published, Andriacco wrote a book, “Baker Street Beat,” which was a collection of essays, short stories and radio plays pertaining to Sherlock Holmes. It was his work with the collection that spurred his latest books. “The publisher suggested that I start a blog. I was downstairs in the garage, looking for materials to use in the blog, and I found these mystery manuscripts, books I had written nearly 20 years

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Seton honors Latin language During the Seton High School’s annual Latin Day festivities students were inducted into the Latin Honor Society. The following students were recognized for their participation in the prestigious society: Jessica Bailey, Nicole Bell, Lauren Bihl, Rebecca Meyer, Anne Pace, Stacey Radziwon, Danielle Drinkuth, Ashley Grooms, Emily Heine, Hannah Lanzillotta, Kara Rattermann, Allison Roell, Laura Sollman, Ashley Tettenhorst, Andrea Toth, Molly Brauch, Allyson Cox, Samantha Hissett,


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Charity Jamison, Emma Lindle, Halie Sunderman, Mary Cecelia DiGiacomo, Krista Murphy and Phuong Phan. High scorers on the National Latin Exam were also honored on this day. Molly Brauch earned a gold medal. The following students earned a silver medal: Phuong Phan, Charity Jamison, Halie Sunderman and Samantha Hissett. Celia Garnett, Krista Murphy, Danielle Drinkuth, Andrea Toth, Nicole Bell and Stacey Radziwon earned a Magna Cum Laude Certificate. The following students earned a Cum Laude Certificate: Mary Cecelia DiGiacomo, Natalie Morrison, Allyson Cox and Emily Heine.

Jennie Boehm, a 2012 graduate of Mercy High Schoo, is a designated recipient of a 2012 GE Star Award, given by the Institute of International Education. The GE Star Awards competition, a GE Foundation program, is open to children of eligible GE employees and retirees worldwide. Boehm is the daughter of Michael and Pamela Mullen Boehm, a 1983 Mercy grad, of Delhi Township. Recipients, chosen through a selective application process, are awarded a one-time award to defray first-year higher education expenses. In addition, the program also provides a $500 award to the high schools of the recipients. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement and potential, extracurricular and community service

activities, and their own personal experiences and goals. “Jennie is a goal setter and has been one of the most focused students I Boehm know,” said Carolyn Rost, Mercy science teacher. “She was more than prepared for class. Jennie was able to go beyond the text and find new questions that demonstrate the soul of a true scientist. She took advantage of every intellectual opportunity made available to her. The atmosphere of her scientific family life played a large role in her success.” Boehm will attend Purdue University this fall in the first year engineering program. At the end of her freshman year

she will declare a specific major. At thi time, she is planning to focus on Mechanical Engineering. The GE Foundation is the philanthropic organization of GE. For over 50 years, it has invested in programs based on a fundamental premise: a quality education ushers in a lifetime of opportunity, which helps build a strong and diverse workforce and citizenry. The need for a quality education has never been more urgent, especially for individuals from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds. GE Foundation continues to address this societal and economic imperative by supporting high-impact initiatives that improve the access, equity and quality of public education in GE communities around the world.

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Alyssa Archdeacon, second from left, and Jenny Schmaltz received scholarships from the Cincinnati West Soccer Club. With them are CWSC Director of Coaching Bill Spraul, left, and club President Lauren Stutler. PROVIDED

Two win soccer club acdemic scholarships Cincinnati West Soccer Club presented two scholarships in the club’s initial Academic Scholarship Program. The program awards $1,000 scholarships to CWSC players through a competitive process. This year’s winners are: Alyssa Archdeacon – A graduate of St. Ursula High School where she played soccer, graduating with highest honors she will attend St. Louis Uni-

versity in the fall. She is the daughter of Mike and Lynne Archdeacon of White Oak. Jennifer Schmaltz – A graduate of Oak Hills High School, Schmaltz played soccer, graduating with highest honors. She will attend Hanover (Indiana) College in the fall and will be playing soccer there. She is the daughter of Ken and Stephanie Schmaltz of Delhi Township.


During the week of July 16 through July 20, six seniors attended the Ohio SkillsUSA Summer Leadership Camp at Hocking College. Oak Hills students Heather Chapman (surgical technology), Aliyah Cole (biotechnology), Justin Heiland (pre-engineering) and Michael Warren (sports rehab), and Mount Healthy students Austin Owens (auto body) and Tyler Victor (auto mechanics) worked with the National Guard, Hocking College representatives and SkillsUSA leaders to develop leadership skills to bring back to Diamond Oaks for the 2012-2013 school year. The students competed in a creed challenge, obstacle courses, teambuilding exercises and professional

development meetings, listened to guest speakers and brought home six Statesmans Awards along with several medals. The seniors also were among 200 SkillsUSA campers who worked in nearly 100 degree heat to repaint 17 buildings in the small town of Glouster. ■ Three graduates of the chef training program have proven their culinary skills and are ready for career advancement. Adam Meiser of Finneytown, Megan Predmore of Oak Hills and David Smith of Harrison have earned the Ohio ProStart Certificate of Achievement. The recognition qualifies them for scholarships and college credit from colleges and universities across the country, and increases their

marketability as chefs. The certificate is awarded to those who complete at least 400 hours of mentored work experience and pass exams given by the National Restaurant Association. ■ The Diamond Oaks Career Campus commissary recently received the Hamilton County Public Health Clean Kitchen Award. In a written announcement, health commissioner Timothy Ingram said, “You have demonstrated over the past two years that you use sound public health knowledge and sanitation principles in the operation of your facility.” The award was presented at a meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Health.

During a time of ever-increasing technology, Mother of Mercy High School is paving a path on the social media scene. “Communication tools have evolved dramatically in recent years and in order for our school to connect across all generations and engage people in new and exciting ways, we’ve embraced the many opportunities social media provides,” said Kirsten MacDougal, president of Mother of Mercy High School. “Jenny Kroner Jackson, (‘00), our Communications & PR Specialist, has helped thrust Mercy ahead by building that “instant access to information” and loyal social following through Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Her work is redefining how Mercy relates to its many constituents.” The all-girls Catholic high school in Westwood has had a Facebook account for a few years now, but with the launch of the school’s new logo and tagline “Be Inspired” just last year, Jackson re-created Mercy’s Facebook account, encouraging supporters of Mercy to “like” them. With the announcement of its new brand last fall, Mercy also launched a city-wide billboard campaign and rode that wave of promotion by holding a billboard competition during the two-month time frame the billboards were on display. Over the summer, Jackson, along with Cara Herman Hyland

(’01), Mercy’s new director of admissions, continued to build other ways for supporters of Mercy and those interested in Mercy to connect with the school. Jackson updates the Twitter feed, @MMHBobcats1, with tweets of news and events taking place in the classroom and on campus. In addition, Mercy has created a Flickr account uploading photos of a variety of school and sporting events as well as alumnae gatherings and fundraising events. The last few weeks of summer, the incoming freshman class packed the school’s library over the course of six days for iPad training sessions, as they are the first class to receive personal iPads. Just in time, Hyland created a series of screen savers and desktop wallpaper for students to download and share their Mercy spirit on their iPads, laptops or desktop computers at home. Mercy’s Broadcasting Department also offers opportunities for Mercy fans and the general public to tune into the school. All home volleyball games and basketball games are streamed live via Maximum Media LLC. Viewers can visit to check out all the action. Games are also archived for on-demand viewing. For ways to connect visit

McAuley junior is ‘Belle’ Each summer for the past 19 years, a group of adults and children from St. Ignatius Parish put on a musical production, called KidzShow. This summer’s offering was “Beauty and the Beast,” and McAuley junior Lauren Odioso played the lead role of Belle. The site of the show for the past several years has been McAuley High School’s air-conditioned Performing Arts Center. Odioso bypassed her family Hilton Head vacation to devote her time to rehearsals for the role. “It was so worth it,” she said. More than 125 children were involved, and Odioso helped some of the younger children get over their stage fright. “It was a blessing to work with the kids and see their smiling faces every

day,” she said. Odioao, a 201O St. Ignatius graduate, has been involved in McAuley drama and plans to audition for McAuley’s fall play, “A Little Princess,” and spring musical, “Once on This Island,” this year. The daughter of Michael and Leslie Odioso of Monfort Heights, she is co-president of the junior class and a member of the National Honor Society, French Club, Ambassador’s Club and Key Club. “Beauty and the Beast” was directed by two McAuley alumnae, Jenny Sedler Bates, a member of the class of 1977, and her daughter, Emily Bates, ‘12, with help from Martha Bates, ‘15, and two adults from St. Catharine of Siena Parish: Bob Conda and Treva Lambing.



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Young Highlanders off to fast start By Tom Skeen

GREEN TWP. — When you lose a first-team all-league player, your leading scorer, your entire back line and 22 of your 36 goals to graduation, the future doesn’t look very bright. That is the challenge facing the 2012 Oak Hills Lady Highlanders soccer team and coach Chuck Laumann. Despite all of that, the team has started the season 2-0-1 with victories over Anderson and Walnut Hills, who were a combined 20-12-4 last season. Laumann attributes much of the early success to his defense. “We have been solid defensively,” he said. “Senior Olivia Kilgore has anchored the back and as a group they have been

very stingy. They have been playing as a group and our keeper play has been solid.” The Lady Highlanders use two keepers, sophomore Emily Lohman and junior Sammy Sagers, on a rotational basis. The two have given up two goals over the three games. The more surprising thing is the team is made up of 10 freshmen and sophomores and only six returning starters. “Younger teams, kids still play with a sense of fear in a good way,” Laumann said, who is in his 21st year coaching the Lady Highlanders. “They do not want to fail. They are not in a comfort zone and know the opposition is older, bigger, stronger and more experienced so they have to play with a sense of urgency every time.”

“Younger teams, kids still play with a sense of fear in a good way. They do not want to fail. They are not in a comfort zone and know the opposition is older, bigger, stronger and more experienced so they have to play with a sense of urgency every time.” CHUCK LAUMANN, Oak Hills head coach

Along with that sense of urgency, Laumann said they have brought energy to the team that has contributed to the competition for playing time within the team. Two youngsters who have contributed early are sophomore Brianna Frondorf and freshman Sydney Kilgore. Frondorf has two goals on two

shots this season and Laumann is impressed with how opportunistic she has been with her playing time. Kilgore, a forward, has also scored two goals and Laumann is not surprised by what she has contributed to the team early in the season. “She is an athlete and a talented player,” Laumann said. “She

just needs more experience with the pace of the game and she needs to understand her capabilities now that she is competing with kids older than she is and kids that are very good players.” While it may be the younger players racking up the goals early in the season, they couldn’t do what they do without the help of the elder Kilgore and seniors Lindsay Eckstein, Mimi Parian and Sam Davis. “The seniors have been a settling influence and they have been working hard,” Laumann said, “understanding that younger kids are right behind them pushing them.” While there is a long way to go in the 2012 season, Laumann is “very pleased” with the performance of his team through the first three games.

Mercy, Mattlin aims for shine By Tom Skeen

Elder High School senior defender Tyler Schumann takes a shot during the Aug. 30 game against Fairfield, as junior midfielder Yardley Gonzalez pursues. MELANIE LAUGHMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



he Elder Panthers men’s soccer team’s record went to 2-0-1 when they beat Fairfield at home 1-0. Scoring the lone goal was junior forward Josh Enginger, with senior keeper Michael Luebbe earning the shutout and six saves.

Fairfield senior forward David Noble and Elder junior midfielder Nicholas Lamping challenge for the header from a goal kick Aug. 30 at Panther Athletic Complex. Elder won 1-0, bringing the record to 2-0-1.

WESTWOOD — The journey for Sam Mattlin began when she was 8 years old, growing up outside of Lawrenceburg, Ind., playing soccer with her friends when a game was just a game. Now she is a junior and lead defender for the Mother of Mercy High School soccer team with first-team All-Girls Greater Catholic League and All-City honorable mention honors under her belt. “I always wanted those honors, but didn’t know I would get them when I was so young,” the junior said. “When I found out about the All-City honor I told myself ‘I can do this.’ My team is always by my side supporting everybody and they never gave up. It was pretty much a team effort.” Soccer was all fun and games in Guilford, Ind., for Mattlin until she moved to Cincinnati and realized how much soccer talent was out there in the big city. “When I was in Guilford it was all public school kids and only those kids playing soccer,” Mattlin said. When I came here there was a variety of players with more potential of being good. I was kind of like ‘wow.’” The junior gives a lot of credit to her uncle, who created the Cincinnati Futbol Academy with his partner, for being in the place she is right now.

“He motivated and pushed me not to give up,” she said. “At first I played with friends and we made up a team as we went and it just took off from there.” Some may get a big head when they receive such high honors as a sophomore. That isn’t the case with Mattlin. “I try to focus on the game and making the team better,” she said . “We want to play together to make us a better team. At practice we work hard to motivate each other so we can get more honors in the GGCL. If we aren’t good as a team, we aren’t as likely to have as many girls to get those honors.” While the honors mean a lot to the junior, the 2012 season and a championship banner are what’s on her mind in the immediate future. “This season we are trying to work better as a team and trying to get a championship banner up on the school board,” she said. “Our goal is to get ‘2012’ up on the board in the gym.” The Bobcats sit at 1-1-1 through Aug. 28 and Mattlin has nearly two full seasons in front of her, but that hasn’t stopped her from thinking about playing at the next level. “I went to some college camps and some college visits over the summer,” Mattlin said. “I got to see a variety of colleges, coaches and players. I’m just trying to find the best fit for me.”


Elder High School junior forward Josh Enginger and Fairfield junior defender Kyle Farrell challenge each other for the ball in the Aug. 30 game at the Panther Athletic Complex. Though not on this play, Enginger scored the only goal in the 1-0 win. MELANIE LAUGHMAN/THE

Mercy junior Sam Mattlin approaches the ball during a match against Purcell Marian last season. Mattlin was named first-team All-GGCL and All-City last season. She is the leader of the Bobcat defense and will look to lead her team deep in the postseason in 2012. THANKS TO MERCY








» Seton’s Erika LaRosa was named the LaRosa MVP of the Week after scoring two goals against Anderson to help lead the Saints to their first victory of the season.


La Salle running back Jason Bell (35) runs for a touchdown against Covington Catholic in the first quarter of their Aug. 31 game. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Lancing CovCath La Salle High School had stellar defense and special teams in a 27-11 win at Lancer Stadium Aug. 31. La Salle touchdowns included a 22-yard run from Jason Bell, a 60yard interception return by Jaleel Hytchye, a 64yard punt return from Jeremy Larkin and a 42yard fumble recovery from Lemuel Weyer. Jason Rumke converted three of the four extra points (fourth kick blocked). Next up: The Lancers play at Princeton Friday, Sept. 7.

La Salle QB Nick Watson (18) throws the ball against Covington Catholic DE Dan Hellman (90) in the first quarter of their game Aug. 31 at La Salle. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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» St. Xavier 33, Indianapolis Cathedral 27 - C.J. Hilliard rushed16 times for 88 yards and scored the goahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter . Backfield teammate Ben Glines had 97 yards on 17 carries. Wide receiver Ryan Frey caught five passes for 106 yards and one touchdown. Next: The Bombers host Colerain Sept. 7. » Oak Hills 45, Harrison 21 - The three-headed monster of running back Demarco Ruffin, Liam Sallquist and wide receiver Alec Steffen combined for four of Oak Hills’ touchdowns. Ruffin finished with 190 yards on the ground and a pair of touchdowns. Sallquist completed 8-of-13 passes for 196 yards and a pair of scores, both of which went to Steffen. Steffen finished with 128 yards. Next: Oak Hills travels to Loveland Sept. 7. » Walnut Hills 37, Western Hills 34 - With 55 seconds left, Eagles junior wide receiver Kendall Fitzgerald caught a 12 yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Kevin Blount to put Walnut Hills up for good. Next: Western Hills travels to Roger Bacon Sept. 7. » Scott 35, Taylor 0. Next: Taylor hosts New

Richmond Sept. 7. » Elder 45, Upper Arlington 7. Next: Elder travels to Louisville Trinity Sept. 7.

» Mercy lost to McAuley 184-191, Aug. 29. The Bobcats drop to 3-3 on the season.

Boys golf

» Taylor was shutout 8-0 by Ross Aug. 25. Taylor was shutout 4-0 by Reading Aug. 28. » Elder knocked off Fairfield 1-0, Aug. 30 behind a goal from junior Josh Enginger and a shutout from Michael Luebbe. » Indian Hill blanked Oak Hills 3-0, Aug. 30. » La Salle played Lakota East to a 1-1 tie Aug. 28. Both scores were own goals.

» Oak Hills placed fifth at the Chase Knecht Memorial Aug. 25 at Weatherwax Golf Course. Junior Ben Laumann led the Highlanders with a 77 to finish tied for sixth overall as an individual. The Highlanders placed fifth at the La Salle Invitational Aug. 27. Laumann won medalist honors with a 1-over-par 72. » Taylor finished second with a169 in a tri-match with Badin and McNicholas. Senior Fred Jones and junior Tim Rapking earned medalist honors with a 4over-par 38. » Fenwick defeated the Elder “B” team 153-168, Aug. 29. Sophomore Josh Rhoads led the Panthers with a 39.

Girls golf

» Taylor defeated Harrison 202-254, Aug. 27. Sara Reatherford shot a 43 to earn medalist honors. Taylor defeated Northwest by 46 strokes Aug. 30. Sara Reatherford earned medalist honors with a 44. » Seton beat Fenwick by 33 strokes Aug. 28, behind the efforts of Andrea Toth who shot a 3-over 39 to earn medalist honors. Seton shot 183 to finish third in a tri match with Ursuline and Chaminade-Julienne. » Oak Hills defeated Fairfield by nine strokes (169-178) Aug. 29. Mackenzie Laumann earned medalist honors with a 3-underpar 32 for the 6-1 Lady Highlanders.

Girls tennis

» St. Ursula blanked Seton 5-0, Aug. 28. Turpin slipped by Seton 3-2, Aug. 29. Maggie Walroth came from a set down to win 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in No. 1 singles action. Seton was blanked by Ursuline 5-0, Aug. 30. » Taylor was shutout by Madeira 5-0, Aug. 28. Taylor shutout Reading 5-0, Aug. 30. Senior Sarah Fellinger won her No. 1 singles match 6-1, 6-0. » Mercy lost 5-0 to Ursuline Aug. 28. McAuley beat Mercy 4-1, Aug. 30.

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Boys cross country

» Elder won the Finish Timing Invitational with 46 points Aug. 25. Junior Logan Steiner finished third overall with a time of 16:35. » Oak Hills finished fourth at the Finish Timing Invitational Aug. 25. Senior Blake Meyer finished first overall with a time of 16:23.

Girls soccer

» Oak Hills improved to 2-0-1 following a 2-1 victory over Walnut Hills Aug. 25. Freshman Sydney Kilgore and sophomore Brianna Frondorf notched goals. » Mercy edged out St. Henry (Ky.) 2-1, Aug. 25 for their first win of the year. Holly Willard and Nicole Stephan put the ball in the net for the Bobcats. The Bobcats lost to McNicholas 3-1, Aug. 27. Katelyn Stapleton scored the lone goal for Mercy. Mercy blanked Northwest 6-0, Aug. 30. Junior Julia Kennedy had one save in the shutout. » Taylor beat Lawrenceburg 2-1, Aug. 27 behind goals from Elizabeth Neyer and Caitlyn Bowman. Taylor shutout Reading 4-0, Aug. 29 to improve to 3-1. Freshman Nicole Faulkner scored all four goals. » Mason shutout Seton 3-0, Aug. 27. Seton defeated Anderson 4-1, Aug. 30 behind two goals from senior Erika LaRosa.


» Seton was defeated by McNicholas in straight sets Aug. 28. Seton dropped to 1-2 on the season following a five set loss to Sycamore Aug. 30. » Taylor handled Cincinnati Country Day in straight sets Aug. 28 to earn the win in their season-opener. » Mercy opened up the season with wins over Roger Bacon and Newport Central Catholic Aug. 28. Mercy lost to Lakota East in straight sets Aug. 30. » Western Hills lost its season-opener to Shroder in five sets Aug. 28. » McAuley beat Oak Hills in straight sets Aug. 30.



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Jim Grawe and his 1963 Ford Fairlane. THANKS TO JIM GRAWE.

Sedamsville and history Sometime in the early 1990s I acquired a 1963 Ford Fairlane in exchange for back rent owed by a tenant of mine. The red paint was faded but the body was straight with very little rust. It ran fine, although thick white smoke bellowed from the tail pipe, annoying everyone who followed within 50 yards. The Fairlane always initiated lively conversation, getting plenty of laughs at my expense. When a co-worker said it looked like the squad car on the old Andy Griffith Show I was nicknamed Barney Fife. “Is that all you can afford? Where’s the cup holders?” they often quipped. My closest family, wanting to spare me, and them, ridicule urged me to sell it. But something told me not to. It was authentic, and it represented a different time and place – a place without pretense. It needed some TLC, but that was part of its appeal that won my affection. The old car’s underdog status made it easy to root for, but I questioned, “Is it worth the time, effort and money to make it young again?” Then something interesting happened. In an act of homage I

gave it historic license plates. Suddenly, the Fairlane’s personality changed. The Fairlane, and me, were treatJim Grawe ed with respect. COMMUNITY PRESS I was no longer GUEST COLUMNIST Deputy Fife. Instead I was Sheriff Andy Taylor, someone who appreciates “the finer things” – a renaissance man. The Fairlane’s vindication of sorts came when it met a new Mercedes coupe, eager to transport the old gang to our high school reunion. We were admiring its cup holders when someone noticed the Fairlane’s historic plates; causing the curious crowd to discuss the possibilities of what it could become. The Fairlane had awakened our creative and adventurous side. Eager to experience something different, they hopped in for a knee-slapping laughter joy ride to the reunion – the Mercedes followed 50 yards behind! In a way, the historic plates served as the Fairlane’s fountain of youth that completed its cir-

cle of life. Deciding that it was worth the investment to make it young again, it became my son’s first car. Similarly the residents of Sedamsville recently paid homage to their neighborhood by allowing it to be put on the National Register of Historic Places – a distinction granted only to authentic places that are worth making young again. So, if you want to kick Sedamsville’s tires and take it for a test drive, call the Cincinnati Preservation Association. Ask to speak to either Dave or Margo and they will arrange to have you escorted to a different time and place, a place that needs some TLC, a place where you can scratch your creative itch. But be warned. The neighborhood, and the unassuming locals, will likely win your affection. And if you hear someone whistling the Andy Griffith Show theme song don’t be confused; you’re not in Mayberry, you’re in Sedamsville – Cincinnati’s newest historic neighborhood! Jim Grawe is the co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association.

Highwaymen! That word incited fear among our Western Hills farmers during the waning days of summer in 1912. Fifteen farmers had been robbed as they drove their wagons to the Cincinnati markets that summer, according to a Cincinnati Enquirer accounting Sept. 26. Edward Rust, the first victim, had been held up in Covedale on Aug. 31 by a trio of robbers. Rust gave such a good description of them to police, that when Mounted Patrolman Strauder T. Jackson of Price Hill’s Ninth District saw three suspects matching the description at Rapid Run and Glenway avenues, he drew his revolver, forced the men to raise their hands, then marched them two blocks along the lonely road to a patrol call box, so we read in the Cincinnati Times-Star on Sept. 4. The trio was bound over to the grand jury which indicted them, according to the Commercial Tribune on Oct. 3. But throughout September, the robberies proliferated. The uneasiness among the farmers reached a peak when Harry Schaibler, 30, of Muddy Creek town was shot by a lone highwayman around 2 a.m. on Sept. 17 on Bridgetown Pike, according to the Times-Star report that same day. Although Schaibler’s attempted robbery occurred outside the city, Cincinnati’s Ninth District sent mounted men to search the area. They found nothing. The Cincinnati Post on Sept. 20 confirms that Cincinnati Police sent detectives to investigate the outof-jurisdiction robberies as well as patrolmen to search for suspects. Some arrests were made, however the suspects were cleared or else positive identifications could not be made. Virtually every highway robbery news story published during September described the offenders as African-American. An Oct. 2 Cincinnati Enquirer article, however, stated that “vic-

tims and intended victims of the robbers” were beginning to believe that they could Karen have been Arbogast white men disguised as COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST black. COLUMNIST “It is even hinted,” the article concluded, “that that the men may have quickly washed off their make-up after a raid and joined in the search for the ‘black bandits.’” The farmers’ uneasiness was turning to anger. When two highwaymen attempted to hold up John H. Staten on Werk Road Sept. 25, the following day’s Commercial Tribune wrote that Staten, instead of obeying the robbers’ orders to halt, fired on them instead. By late September, 450 frightened residents of Westwood, Bridgetown and Mount Airy, plus Green, Whitewater and Colerain townships, had organized a Neighborhood Vigilance Society, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer on Sept. 26. Their objective: stop the highwaymen. The robbers fought back, too. On Sept. 30, the Enquirer reported that on Sept. 29, mounted patrolman Jackson, investigating many of these cases, escaped injury from two possible highwaymen near Cleves and Bridgetown pikes when they jumped from the brush and opened fire on him. Jackson fired back, but the two escaped. Finally, we read in the Cincinnati Enquirer on Oct. 6 that James Anderson, one of Rust’s robbers, was found guilty and sentenced to the reformatory by Common Pleas Criminal Judge Jacob H. Bromwell. The disposition of Rust’s other two robbers is not known, nor do we know if any other highwaymen were captured and indicted that summer. Karen R. Arbogast lives n Westwood.

Armstrong’s leadership led him to be first on moon “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Those were the words uttered by Neil Armstrong as he stepped onto the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969. Most people know that Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, but why he was chosen for that honor? Why would a quiet farm boy from Wapakoneta, Ohio, who went on to become a Navy test pilot, be chosen before other more famous astronauts? Not one to seek out fame, Armstrong certainly was not famous before his selection to command the first mission to the moon. Armstrong wasn’t even among the original seven astronauts, featured in the

movie “The Right Stuff.” To be sure some of them were no longer available. John Glenn, for example, had left to pursue political aspirations. The first U.S. man in space, Alan Shepard, had been medically disqualified. However, there were still others who were older and more experienced for the job. The answer lies from a space mission more than three years earlier when Armstrong was the pilot aboard the Gemini VIII. Gemini was America’s second space program following the Mercury project. Armstrong’s Gemini craft was to dock with another unmanned drone craft in space, using a procedure which would later be essential to the Apollo program



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when the command module would dock with the lunar module. Shortly after Armstrong completed his apDaryl Smith proach and COMMUNITY PRESS docking, GemiGUEST COLUMNIST ni entered the other side of the Earth – away from radio contact with Mission Control – and began to spin without reason. They undocked from the drone, expecting the spinning to stop, but it only increased. The astronauts were caught totally by surprise as the craft began tumbling like a dryer drum, spinning nearly out of control.

Armstrong recalled Newton’s First Law of Motion: objects in motion tend to stay in motion. He analyzed the situation and reasoned that some force was needed to counteract the rotation. He deployed a small engine, used for reentry, on another side of the craft and activated the thrust in the opposite direction of the spin. The craft slowly, but mercifully, stopped its rotation and came to rest. Armstrong’s calm under stress caught NASA’s attention and led to Armstrong’s selection as the commander of the Apollo XI mission to the moon. Armstrong was shy and reserved, shunning the spotlight. He would never, for example, volunteer for “Dancing

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With The Stars” as his Apollo XI crewmate, Buzz Aldrin, did in 2010. Armstrong went on to become a professor at the University of Cincinnati following his days at NASA, then quietly returned to his Ohio farm. Good leaders maintain their composure in stressful situations and are able to make good decisions under pressure. Armstrong’s demonstration of these abilities resulted in being chosen for one of the great leadership positions of the 20th century: To be the first man on the moon. Daryl Smith, Ph.D., is the director of MSOL (Master of Science in Organizational Leadership) at the College of Mount St. Joseph.

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A group of riders stirs up a lot of dust as they do their morning warm-up at the Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus Equine Center in Green Township.

NOT JUST HORSING AROUND The Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus, Equine Center offered Summer Equine Camp. Geared toward students who have had little or no experience on horseback, the camp offered challenges for the seasoned rider, as well. Students between the ages of 11 and 15 were learning about the care and handling of horses as well as riding techniques. The camp offers activities in barn and riding safety, stable operation, care and feeding of horses, grooming, mounting and dismounting, riding and proper horse control and rider position. Photos by Tony Jones/The Community Press

Samantha Jones, 12, of Delhi Township, a first-year camper, walks Art out for a morning warm-up.

Ashley Mayanja of Colerain Township, a seasoned rider and volunteer, helps Laura Tenhundfeld, 10, of Green Township, a firsttime camper, get started on Cajon at the Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus Equine Center.

Ellie Suggs, 13, takes Dakota over a jump. This is Suggsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; second time at the Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus Equine Center camp. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Serena Truong, 11, takes Dakota out during the Equine Riding Camp. This is Serenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second year at the camp.

Corinne Dirr, 13, of Delhi Township, takes Pepper around barrels at the Diamond Oaks Equine Camp. This is her third year at the camp in Green Township where the first of two Summer Equine Camps was winding down.

Equine camp instructor Sara Laib-Kabbes gives riding tips to Molly Jecek, 11, on Phantom. She was at her first equine camp at the Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus Equine Center.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 Art Exhibits Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Exhibit showcases student work from the 2011-2012 school year. Free. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Gentle progression of postures to ease into a fulfilling Ashtanga practice. Each class engaging in a flow of asanas, creating a moving meditation of energy and heat. Family friendly. $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

On Stage - Theater Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., In a plantation house, a family celebrates the 65th birthday of its patriarch, Big Daddy. But the mood is tense, despite the festivities, as longsimmering evils poison the party. $23, $20 students and seniors. Presented by Cincinnati Landmark Productions. 2416550; West Price Hill.

Recreation Thursday Night Lightz, 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Edgewater Sports Park, 4819 E. Miami River Road, Heads-up car and motorcycle drag racing, burnout competition, music, food and $1 beers. Gates open 6 p.m. $5 off at participating sponsors. $10; $15 to race, requirements available online. Presented by Thursday Night Lightz. Through Oct. 4. 874-2508; Cleves.

Senior Citizens Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 Art Exhibits Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Green Township. Come On and Shred It!, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cheviot Savings Bank, 3723 Glenmore Ave., Bring confidential personal and business documents. From drop-off to destruction, all documents will be constantly monitored and protected. Free. 489-4712; Cheviot. Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 9-10 a.m., EarthConnection, $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Fitness, 9-10 a.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Practice ancient styles and modern mix of vinyasa flows, with integrated music. $10, free for members. 451-4900. Westwood.

Festivals Harvest Home Fair, Noon-11 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 6620524; Cheviot.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 10 p.m., Dew Drop Inn, 8956 Harrison Ave., 3531854. Cleves.

Music - Benefits Music in the Woods, 2-11 p.m., Imago Earth Center, 700 Enright Ave., Music by Jake Speed and the Freddies, the Tillers, Red Cedars and Wild Carrot. Celebrate summer with local foods and drinks, music, family friendly activities and silent auction. Music begins 4 p.m. Benefits Imago Earth Center. $10. 9215124; East Price Hill.

Music - Rock The Gamut, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Pirate’s Den, 3670 Werk Road, 922-3898. Green Township.

On Stage - Theater

River Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance and round dance club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Miamitown.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

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Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.

Cinderella, 6-8:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Must have a resume listing theatrical experience in order to audition. A headshot or picture is appreciated but not required. Auditionees will be asked to read of the script, sing a musical theatre song that best represents his/her voice and may be asked to complete a dance audition. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Landmark Productions. Through Sept. 10. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Broadway Bound, 6-8:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Must have a resume listing theatrical experience in order to audition. Headshot/picture appreciated but not required. Auditionees will be asked to read from the script. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Landmark Productions. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Harvest Home Fair, 5-11 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Music, rides, 4-H exhibits, flower and horse shows, food and drinks. Presented by Kiwanis Club of CheviotWestwood. 662-0524; Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. 385-3780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Workout to videos geared to help lessen arthritis symptoms. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12 Art Exhibits Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

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Green Township. Stability Ball, 9:30-10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Bring your own stability ball and work on strengthening your core. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Open game. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Pattern Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Learn line dancing and have fun while exercising. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Billiards, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Weight loss support and accountability. For seniors. $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.


Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township.

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The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., opens its 11th season with Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 6 through Sept. 30. Tickets are $23, $20 for students and seniors. Pictured are Katie Hamilton-Meier as Maggie and Clifford Nunley as Brick. For more information, call 241-6550 or visit THANKS TO HOLLY YURCHISON Schoolhouse, 2-5 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; North Bend.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 4-5 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension rand support the integrity of the spine. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Festivals Harvest Home Fair, Noon-10 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 6620524; Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Religious - Community A Transformed Life, 1-4 p.m., Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 5900 Delhi Road, Motherhouse. Provides context within which to understand both the challenges and the blessings of our journey of seeking God and living in a more contemplative way. $50. Registration required. Through March 10. 347-5449. Delhi Township.

Runs / Walks Harvest Home Fair 5K Dog Walk, 8-11 a.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Registration starts 8 a.m. Meet and walk with other local dog lovers. Includes T-shirt and goody. Giveaway baskets, free fair entrance, photo opportunity and many dog-related items for sale. Benefits Fourgotten Paws Animal Rescue. $12 per dog. Registration required. Presented by Fourgotten Paws Animal Rescue. 967-0396; Cheviot.

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

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Exercise Classes Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Yoga for Rookies: An Introduction, 5:45-6:45 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, For participants who have never tried yoga. Class introduces each practitioner to a progression of pranayama (breathing techniques), focus of gaze and asanas (postures) leading to a unique practice for each participant. Family friendly. $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Wear comfortable workout attire and gym shoes. Bring water. $5. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township. Strengthening, Flexibility and Core Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Enter at rear of building. Enhance flexibility and strengthen all major muscle groups and core using bands, balls and weights. $7. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Home & Garden

Cinderella, 6-8:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, Free. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Gardening Seminar: Flowers for Fall, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Combining fresh annuals, grasses and perennials into your tired summer garden. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.

Community Dance

Senior Citizens

Arabian (Belly) Dance, 6:307:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Ballet/Piano room, second

Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.


TUESDAY, SEPT. 11 Art Exhibits Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Education Financial Peace University, 7-8:30 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Weekly through Nov. 6. Get out of debt and take control of your finances. Lessons taught by video with group discussion following. Learn from others who have been successful in getting ahead with money. $100 lifetime membership required. 662-2048; Cheviot.

Exercise Classes Pilates Mat Class, 11 a.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Taught by Judy Feazell. $15 drop-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

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

Films Rave Cinema Classic: Kansas City Confidential, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures Western Hills 14, 5870 Harrison Ave., An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits. $3. 574-4315; Dent.

Senior Citizens Quilting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Make blankets to donate to Project Linus and Children’s Hospital. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Ceramics, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780.

Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, 3772 Shady Lane, Dance instructions. Ages 2 1/2-adult. Tap, ballet, jazz/hiphop, gymnastics, baton twirling. $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Exercise Classes Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes, 5:30-6:45 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Sequence of postures to increase strength, flexibility and allow release of stress. Family friendly. $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Yoga for the Back, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Students use breath and movement to lengthen and strengthen the back muscles. Family friendly. $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township. Vintage Artist, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Place for artists to paint together. Beginners welcome. Bring own supplies. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Knitting and Crocheting, 10-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Knit or crochet blankets for Project Linus. Yarn provided. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Wood Carving, 1-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Carve with Greenwood Chippers. Many different techniques used: relief carvings, scroll saw, figurines. Bring own tools. For seniors. Free. 3853780. Green Township. Wii Bowling, 2-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 Art Exhibits Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

On Stage - Theater Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.



Serve snacks that won’t fill kids up The kids are back in school and when they get home, they’re usually hungry. But you don’t want to feed them so much that they have no appetite for dinner. Here are some recipes to make Rita ahead of Heikenfeld time for RITA’S KITCHEN healthy snacking. Check out tips for packing safe lunches, as well on my blog Cooking with Rita at I have to chuckle when I give advice on how to pack safe lunches since all during our school years, we packed lunches without ice packs or thermoses and, yes, used paper bags to tote them. Mom used to pack us fried kibbi sandwiches, and they smelled so good that all the kids wanted to know what they were. I was embarrassed to say what they really were so I would tell them they were Lebanese hamburgers. Today a sandwich like that would be considered very cool! We never got sick either, but as I always say, now that we’re

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coated. Pour onto cookie sheet in thin, even layer and press mixture down until compact. Bake 35-40 minutes, rotating pan halfway through. Remove and cool to room temperature. Break into desired chunks. Stir in fruit. Store in airtight container up to three weeks.

Pineapple popsicles 3 cups fresh pineapple chunks or 1 14.5 oz. can chunks packed in juice, not syrup, drained 1 ⁄3 cup 2 percent milk A few tablespoons sugar or honey if it needs sweetened (start with 3 tablespoons and go from there)

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Process all ingredients in batches in a food processor or blender until as smooth as you like. Pour into molds or cups with wooden sticks inserted, if necessary. Freeze several hours. Makes 8.

Frozen grape skewers

We used to pick grapes from a local vineyard. After making grape juice and jelly, I always had enough left over to make these, which were a favorite of my boys. Use a flat head toothpick and skewer 3-4 grapes on each one. Freeze hard uncovered and then put into freezer containers. Let the kids eat these right out of the freezer.

You can add chia or flax seeds to up the Omega 3 content of Rita’s chunky granola. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

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Rita’s chunky granola

Fresh pineapple helps keeps bones strong. Pineapple also improves digestion and even helps relieve cold symptoms with its high vitamin C content. Pineapple juice is soothing to a sore throat. Grapes, especially if they’re red, contain powerful anti-oxidants.

It’s all the rage now. Chunky granola is in. Here’s how to make it. ⁄3 cup maple syrup ⁄3 cup packed brown sugar (I used dark) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract ¼ cup soybean or canola oil ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 5 cups old-fashioned rolled 1 1

oats 2 cups sliced almonds or your favorite combination of nuts About 2 cups dried fruit (optional)

Line a large cookie sheet with parchment or spray with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Whisk together syrup, sugar, extracts and salt, then whisk in oils. Fold in oats and nuts until

Add ¼ cup chia seeds and or 2 tablespoons flax seeds with the oat and nut mixture. The flax and chia are optional but know that they are huge sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart, brain, eyes, nails, skin and hair. Chia is close to flax in Omega 3 and higher in Omega 3 than hemp seeds (yes, they’re edible and I use them a lot). Light brown sugar can be substituted. Use all vanilla extract: 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Annual Sophie’s Angel Run setting off on Sept. 30 The sixth annual Sophie’s Angel Run, a 5K memorial run/walk/kid’s fun run held in celebration of the life of Sophia Grace Meinhardt, will be at 1 p.m.. Sunday, Sept. 30, in conjunction with St. Jude Parish Oktoberfest in Bridgetown. Sophie, daughter of Bridgetown residents

Mark and Missy Meinhardt, was an active and healthy 18-month-old girl who was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor while vacationing with her family at Hilton Head Island in August 2006. Sophie was airlifted from Savannah Hospital to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for further diagnosis

and treatment; Sophie died three days later during surgery to remove the brain tumor. In the six years since the run’s inception, over $250,000 has been raised and 25 scholarships have been awarded. Sophie’s brain tumor was an atypical teratoid/ rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT).

Westwood teen in Miss Jr. Teen pageant sion, one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages of 7 and 19 competing Corbett in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear. Most important, she will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’s Cincinnati judging panel. Any business, organization, or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Kayla may contact the Miss Jr. Teen Cincinnati pageant coordinator, at 1-800-2790976.

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This is a very rare and aggressive brain tumor that grows rapidly within one to two months with no known causes or cures. Sophie’s Angel Run will benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, specifically brain tumor research, as well as Sophie Meinhardt Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Shilohfest a success again On Saturday, Aug. 4, Shiloh United Methodist Church in Delhi Townsip hosted its 8th annual Shilohfest. This is their totally free back-to-school festival that is open to all. Organizers promised it

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put on theatrically,” Perrino explained. “Certainly classic dramas and musicals – this is a very populist theater. It’s part of our mission. They’re not the newest titles, but they’re great titles. This is one of the greater plays by Tennessee Williams.” Covedale Center audiences are “going to see the kind of theater that used to draw thousands of people all the time, with story, acting – it’s a great dramatic event,” Procaccino added. Perrino was on the lighting crew for the play when he was in college. “I saw it every night for rehearsals and studied it in class,” he said. “I really got to understand and enjoy the depth of the show. Tennessee Williams was an interesting playwright. I found it a worthwhile theater experience with American overtones and personal depth.” The Covedale Center’s 2011-12 season finished strong, bringing “a great amount of momentum” into the new season, according to Rodger Pille, manager of communications and development for Cincinnati Landmark Productions. From about 800 subscribers its first year, a goal of 3,600 is well within reach, he said. That total would put Covedale Center subscriptions among area theaters behind only Playhouse in the Park. “It shows the progress and the forward momentum,” he added. The Covedale Center is winning over season subscribers and now drawing accomplished performers

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James Jesse Bollinger Sr., 89, died Aug. 24. He was a former WAVE, WAKY and WLW radio personality, and was retired from Burkhart’s Men’s Clothiers. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was involved in community theater with the Mariemont Players and the Westwood Theater Group. Bollinger Survived by children Susan (Phil) Hintelman, David (Susan), James (Cindy) Jr., Timothy Bollinger; siblings Jesse, Paul Bollinger, Helen Peter, Nellie Stahlman; friend June Gilliland; former wife Connie Bollinger; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Stephen (Lin) Bollinger, siblings Joseph Bollinger, Mary Ann Tichenor, Dorothy Bauer, Violet “Babe” Wright. Services were Sept. 1 at Grace Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Grace Lutheran Church, 3628 Boudinot Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211.

James A. Combs, 78, died Aug. 21. He was an operations manager with the United States Postal Service. Survived by children Brian (Valerie) Combs, Karen (Arthur) Fields; grandchildren Carly, Tracy Fields; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Patricia Combs, siblings Claude, Combs Fred, Helen Combs, Edith Scholl, Lois Johnson. Services were Aug. 25 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hamilton Community Foundation, Arthur Fields Tennis Fund, 319 N. Third St., Hamilton, OH 45011 or Rosemary Vassolo Education Scholarship Fund, McNicholas High School, 6536 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Gary Gilkeson Gary B. Gilkeson, 54, died Aug. 27. Survived by daughter Alicia Gilkeson; mother Dolores Alicia Gilkeson; siblings Ernest (Mary), Keith (Bonnie), Diana, Jeffrey (Sheila) Gilkeson, Susan Fang-

mann, Rebecca Mullins; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father Bernard Gilkeson. Services were Sept. 1 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to Alicia’s Scholarship Fund.

James Justice James M. Justice, 78, died Aug. 26. He was a manager at Cincinnati Bell. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife LaVerne Justice; children Jana Lynn Hart, Joe (Lindsay) Justice, Jill Justice (Perry) Brunner; siblings Kenton, Jerry, Jack; 12 grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren. Services were Aug. 30 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to Our Lady of Victory School.

Jack Lauck John U. “Jack” Lauck, 79, died Aug. 19. He was a contractor for Morlite Awning. He was an Army veteran of the Korean era. Survived by wife Vernice Lauck; children John F. (Mary Anne), Robert (Elayne), Andrew (Deborah), Christopher (Susanne), Victoria (Roger MacGregor) Lauck, Cynthia Jung, Barbie (Martin) Walsh; son-inlaw Gary Murray, daughter-in-

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. law Diane Lauck; siblings Ron, Don, Frank Lauck, Betty Selhorst, Marlene Backscheider; 31 grandLauck children; 21 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by children Debra Murray, Douglas Lauck, parents Francis, Frances Lauck. Services were Aug. 25 at Holy Family Church. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Holy Family Food Pantry, 3006 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Beverly Moore Beverly Brown Moore, 81, died Aug. 27. Survived by children Elaine Offill, William (Cynthia), Stephen (Barbara) Schmidt, Yvonne Snyder; siblings Joseph Brown, Leslie Baur; six grandchildren; Moore 12 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband William Moore. Services were Aug. 30 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

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Fred S. Oswald Sr., 81, died Aug. 28. He was a Cincinnati Police Specialist. Survived by children Fred (Karen) Jr., Sandra Oswald; brother Robert Oswald; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Carol Reiner Oswald, sister Virginia Ohnmeis.

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Barry Reed Sr. Barry P. Reed Sr., 66, Green Township, died Aug. 28. Survived by children Ella Paige, Tracy Blair, Barry Jr. (Sherri), Brian Reed; brother Larry (the late Kathrine) Reed; seven grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Alyce Reed. Reed Services were Aug. 31 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund, 1700 Young St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or McMillan Legacy Fund, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Patricia Ruwe Patricia Brechtel Ruwe, 80, Green Township, died Aug. 26. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Theodore Ruwe; children Theresa “Terri,” Michael (Diane), Theodore (Heather) Ruwe, Elizabeth (Toby) Marx, Chris (Bob) Froehle, Patricia (Jeff) Sheeler, Theodore (Heather) Ruwe; sister Charlene Werner; sisters- and brothers-inlaw Mary Ann Beetz, Thomas (Jean) Ruwe, Ernie Spencer; friend Gertrude Polking; 12 grandchildren. Services were Aug. 31 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or St. Bernard Church.

Robert Bernard Scott, 77, died Aug. 24. He was a security guard at Deaconess Hospital. Survived by sisters Helen (Ron) Strack, Mary (the late James) Reed; nieces and nephews Cathy Weidner, Joseph Strack, James (Kathy), Carla Reed; friend Ralph Doth. Preceded in death by siblings Walter, Annette Scott. Services were Aug. 27 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Edward Singler Edward Singler, 77, Westwood, died Aug. 27. Survived by children Sandy Jordan, Claudia Forman, Eddie (Lisa) Singler, Barb (Mark) Niederkorn; many grandchildren and Singler great greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Clara Singler, daughters Connie Johnston, Pam Widner. Services were Sept. 1 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Family Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Irma Staples Irma Coyne Staples, 82, died Aug. 28. She was a homemaker. She served as president of the Federated Garden Clubs of Cincinnati. Survived by husband Martin Staples Sr.; children Linda (Donald) Staples Biehl, Martin (Katarina) Staples Jr.; grandchildren Cory, Amanda, Anna, Sara. Services were Aug. 31 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Jewelry of unknown value removed at 81 E. Harrison Ave., July 29. Theft Items valued at $580 removed at 4573 Schinkal Road, Aug. 2. AC unit removed at 4817 E. Miami River Road, Aug. 2.

Cheviot Arrests/citations Amber Bruening, 24, 4419 Homelawn Ave., possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments at 4247 Homelawn Ave., Aug. 23. Anthony Morrison, 36, 2121 Vine St., warrant at 1000 Sycamore St., Aug. 24. Michael Riechman, 36, 218 Lyness Ave., warrant at 9830 West Road, Aug. 25. Gerald Johnson, 24, 3951 Yearling Court, warrant at 3360 Glenmore Ave., Aug. 25. Edwin Orabona, 26, 3257 Lakeview St., warrant at North Bend Road, Aug. 27.

Incidents/reports Burglary Copper piping stolen and furnace damaged in home at 3404 Robb Ave., Aug. 23.


Kelly M. Campbell, 33, 4000 W. Liberty St., possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia at Lee’s Crossing Drive and North Bend Road, Aug. 11. Maryanna J. Jackson, 23, 5327 Shore Lane, theft at 7060 state Route 128, Aug. 11. William C. Smith, 25, no address listed, falsification at 6200 Glenway Ave., Aug. 11. Bradley M. Stemler, 20, 4451 Oakville Drive, receiving stolen property at Interstate 71, mile marker 6.8, Aug. 17. Kenneth Harrell, 40, 3905 Poole Road, assault at 5870 Cheviot Road, Aug. 11. Joseph P. Niehoff, 36, 4141 Race Road, domestic violence at 1555 Devils Backbone, Aug. 11. Juvenile, 13, domestic violence at 5194 Ralph Ave., Aug. 12. Raphael J. Bolling, 26, 1626 Aspenhill Drive, disorderly conduct at 6212 Cheviot Road, Aug. 13. Danyelle M. Walker, 27, 6222 Cheviot Road No. 5, drug abuse at 6212 Cheviot Road, Aug. 13. Clifton B. Pierson, 59, 3502 Beldare Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Aug. 13. Marcia J. Rias, 23, 10029 Ronnie Road, theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Aug. 14. Auriel D. Collins, 20, 758 Ridgeway Ave. No. 8, theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Aug. 14.


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David Swafford David Swafford, Cheviot, died Aug. 21. He was a delivery man. Survived by daughter Anita Dustrudge; grandchildren Tabitha, Megan, Dominic; siblings JoAnn, Philip, Bobbie, Gary, Sharon, Jeffrey, Tricia, Connie; one great-granddaughter; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Pamela Swafford, son David Swafford, brother Larry. Services were Aug. 29 at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

Norma Taylor Norma Epperson Taylor, 76, died Aug. 27. She was a home health aide. Survived by children Vickie (Norman) Boggess, Rickey

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Patsy Wolverton Patsy Branham Wolverton, 76, died Aug. 23. Survived by husband Everett Wolverton; children Butch, Nicole Iles, Debra “Heidi” (Chris) Gebing; grandchildren Sissy McCracken, Violet Mullins, Jodie (Kris) Schroeder, Joe, Shane Iles; 10 great-grandchildren. Services were Aug. 27 at Meyer Funeral Home. Wolverton Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

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(Charlene), Gary (late Sherry), Dave (Donna), Benjamin (late Kay) Jr., Carla, Chris (Kathy), Shawn (Becky) Taylor, Norma (Kevin) HosTaylor kins; siblings Jean (Arthur) Jennings, Ruth (late Acie) Spurling, Alvin (Janett), John, Nelson (Tina) Epperson, Janet McDonald, Clara (late John) Anderson; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; many brothers- and sisterin-laws, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Benjamin Taylor Sr., son Anthony Taylor, sisters Faye Jennings, Mildred Peters. Services were Aug. 31 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the American

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 Clarence T. Watkins, 24, 467 Pedretti Ave. No. 6, burglary at 5120 Ralph Ave., Aug. 14. Rodney H. Namaky, 18, 4050 Westwood Northern Blvd., possession of drugs at 4000 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 15. Juvenile, 16, possession of drugs at 4000 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 15. Juvenile, 16, possession of drugs at 4000 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 15. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs at 4000 Westwood Northern Blvd., Aug. 15. Donald A. Nieman, 36, 1038 Delhi Ave., possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia at 1996 Anderson Ferry, Aug. 15. Dennis Walterman, 36, 7480 Countryvillage Road, criminal

trespassing at 5610 Cheviot Road, Aug. 15. Eric T. Huskey, 41, 3777 Moonridge Drive, domestic violence at 3777 Moonridge Drive, Aug. 16. Jason E. Johnson, 28, 18692 Whisperingwoods Drive, operating vehicle under the influence, possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia at Bridgetown and Race roads, Aug. 16. Gregory F. McBurrows, 41, 1258 Ross Ave., possession of marijuana at 2958 Orchardtree Court, Aug. 17. Ericka D. Montgomery, 42, 3240 Midway Ave. No. 4, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., Aug. 17. Gensaya R. Bingham, 31, 2000 Westwood Northern Blvd., possession of marijuana, theft and falsification at 6290 Glenway Ave., Aug. 18. David M. Franey, 24, 5938 Harri-

son Ave. No. 22, possession of marijuana at Interstate 74 & Harrison Avenue, Aug. 18. Destiny Cue, 29, 3771 Cherrywood, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., Aug. 18. Yahriel T. Cue, 20, 6428 Montgomery Road, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., Aug. 18. Hope L. Anderson, 28, 4855 Este Ave. No. 5, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., Aug. 18. Keith L. Carota, 28, 2735 Powell Drive, theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Aug. 18. Brandon M. Freeman, 21, 3814 Davis Ave. No. 11, disorderly conduct at 5714 Breezewood, Aug. 19. Albert W. Jenkins, 60, 3816 West Fork Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 3328 North Bend Road, Aug. 19. Raymond Keller, 53, 3284 Vittmer Ave., possession of marijuana at 6441 Glenway Ave., Aug. 20.

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B8 Vehicle stolen from home at 2020 Rollingridge Lane, Aug. 5. Quadrunner stolen from home at 6447 Hayes Road, Aug. 5. Victim paid suspect money for a television, but suspect fled with the money and did not give television to victim at 4419 Homelawn Ave., Aug. 5. All-terrain vehicle, miscellaneous hand tools and a chain stolen from construction site at Boomer Road & North Bend Road, Aug. 6. Two bottles of beer stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 5571 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 6. Prescription medicine stolen from home at 3420 Reemelin Road, Aug. 6. Wallet and contents stolen from victim when left behind on counter at Grand Buffet at 6421 Glenway Ave., Aug. 7. Unknown amount of children’s clothing items stolen from Family Dollar at 5527 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 7. Suspect sent victim a fraudulent check as payment for cleaning services at 3715 Ebenezer Road, Aug. 7. Table, four chairs, sewing machine, quilt, rug, lamp, cork board, bottle of laundry detergent, two chairs, microwave and laptop computer stolen from storage unit in apartment building at 5240 Ralph Ave. No. 2, Aug. 8. Pair of sunglasses and wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 3364 Greenway Ave., Aug. 8. Cellphone stolen from home at 7257 Bridge Pointe Pass, Aug. 8. Refrigerator unit and two air conditioning units damaged during theft attempt at Werkhaus Pizza at 3637 Werk Road, Aug. 9. Money stolen from home at 5033 Western Hills Ave., Aug. 9. Money stolen from vehicle at 5223 Relluk Drive, Aug. 9. Bicycle stolen from home’s front porch at 3615 Werk Road, Aug. 9. Suspect fled without paying for cab fare at North Bend Road & Westwood Northern Boulevard, Aug. 9. Bag, pair of socks, two shirts, sandals and two bracelets stolen from one vehicle; purse and contents stolen from second vehicle; and purse and contents stolen from third vehicle at 3144 Blue Rock Road, Aug. 10. Cell phone and MP3 player stolen from victim at 5571 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 14. Employee identification, GPS and a digital camera stolen from vehicle at 6987 Harrison Ave., Aug. 13. Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 6075 Harrison Ave., Aug. 10. GPS stolen from vehicle at 3341 Stevie Lane, Aug. 11. Mail stolen from victim’s mailbox in apartment building at 6788 Harrison Ave., Aug. 13. Miscellaneous clothing items stolen from Dillard’s at 6290 Glenway Ave., Aug. 17. Miscellaneous clothing items stolen from Dollar General at 5795 Cheviot Road, Aug. 13. Money stolen from Buy Backs at 2170 Anderson Ferry, Aug. 13.

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Money stolen from Frisch’s in a quick-change scheme at 5351 North Bend Road, Aug. 17. Money stolen from vehicle at 4516 Hutchinson Glen, Aug. 15. Prescription medicine and 60 DVDs stolen from home at 3920 Virginia Court, Aug. 13. Prescription medicines stolen from home’s mailbox at 2833 South Road, Aug. 10. Purse and contents, and a pair of shoes stolen from vehicle at Monfort Heights Elementary School at 3711 West Fork Road, Aug. 15. Safe, several pieces of jewelry, MP3 player, money and three gift cards stolen from home at 3917 Biehl Ave., Aug. 14. Scrap metal, camping equipment, assorted pots and pans, copper urn, wire rack, six tin ceiling panels, file cabinet, vice, set of jumper cables, crow bar and mason drill stolen from home’s front yard at 3320 Dickinson, Aug. 13. Two copper plates and wiring stolen from T-Mobile cell tower at 5510 Rybolt Road, Aug. 15. Two digital cameras stolen from vehicle at 5386 Haft Road, Aug. 11. Two suspects left without paying for food and service at Frisch’s at 5351 North Bend Road, Aug. 10. Handgun stolen from vehicle at 6582 Hearne Road, Aug. 17. Weed trimmer stolen from home at 3113 Werkshire Estates Drive, Aug. 18. Three vehicles damaged during theft attempt at 3643 Werk Road, Aug. 18. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 5501 Bridgetown Road, Aug. 19. Several pieces of scrap aluminum stolen from Western Hills Fabricators at 3670 Werk Road, Aug. 20. Two outdoor fire pits stolen from Kroger at 5830 Harrison Ave., Aug. 21. Two suspects stole an unknown amount of clothing from City Trends at 5093 Glencrossing Way, Aug. 21. Two hearing aids stolen from home at 6353 Melissaview, Aug. 21. Leatherman multi-tool stolen from vehicle at 5206 Sidney Road, Aug. 21. Miscellaneous clothing items stolen from Toys R Us at 6251 Glenway Ave., Aug. 21. Three credit cards stolen from clients at Resident Home Corporation at 3030 West Fork Road, Aug. 21. Bicycle stolen from home’s back yard at 5646 Childs Ave., Aug. 21. Wallet and contents stolen from victim’s office at 5885 Harrison Ave., Aug. 23. Money stolen from victim in a sweepstakes scam at 3973 School Section Road No. 19, Aug. 23. Money and GPS stolen from vehicle at 3331 Milverton Court, Aug. 23. Laptop computer stolen from vehicle at 3347 Markdale Drive, Aug. 23. GPS, driver’s license, debit card, apron, credit card, utility bill and leasing papers stolen from vehicle at 1650 Colonial Drive, Aug. 25. Three credit cards, case, driver’s


REAL ESTATE license, money and Bluetooth earpiece stolen from vehicle at 1704 Leona Drive, Aug. 25. Unauthorized use of vehicle Suspect took victim’s vehicle without permission at 3629 Jessup Road, Aug. 13. Suspect took victim’s vehicle without permission at 5777 Woodhaven Drive, Aug. 11. Vandalism Exterior walls and windows spray-painted with graffiti at PNC Bank at 6581 Harrison Ave. Handball courts, restrooms and veterans memorial plaques spray-painted with graffiti at Veterans Park at 6303 Harrison Ave., Aug. 8. Hole shot in window pane at Cincinnati Federal at 6581 Harrison Ave., Aug. 23.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations Andre Daniel Taylor, born 1979, assault, 3819 St. Lawrence Ave., Aug. 25. Anthony Trimble, born 1984, obstructing official business, 1240 Manss Ave., Aug. 23. Brittany Davis, born 1993, telecommunication harassment, 2532 Harrison Ave., Aug. 19. Carolyn Yvonne Hester, born 1971, obstructing official business, violation of a temporary protection order, 4375 Ridgeview Ave., Aug. 21. Cassie M. Gorbold, born 1977, possession of drug abuse instruments, 6150 Glenway Ave., Aug. 25. Christina M. Humphreys, born 1976, drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2982 Four Towers Drive, Aug. 23. David France, born 1986, falsification, 1726 Dewey Ave., Aug. 18. Edward E. Slaughter, born 1987, drug abuse, trafficking, 1236 Iliff Ave., Aug. 21. Edward G. Harris, born 1976, drug abuse, 3097 Queen City Ave., Aug. 24. Eric Harris, born 1970, aggravated menacing, 2298 Harrison Ave., Aug. 15. Eyvette Maul, born 1967, loud noises, 4106 Vinedale Ave., Aug. 19. James Bishop, born 1975, possession of an open flask, 1215 Rutledge Ave., Aug. 24. Jeremy M. Adams, born 1988, possession of drugs, 4220 Glenway Ave., Aug. 15. Joshua Morrissette, born 1990, domestic violence, 2904 Queen City Ave., Aug. 25. Kawana Woolfolk, born 1981, criminal trespassing, 2400 Harrison Ave., Aug. 15. Kenley McCray, born 1984, domestic violence, 2850 Shaffer Ave., Aug. 26. Lemar W. Gibert, born 1960, assault, 1234 Iliff Ave., Aug. 25. Melissa Marshall, born 1972, domestic violence, 3904 Boudinot Ave., Aug. 26. Mitchell Kidd, born 1967, violation of a temporary protection order, 683 Overlook Ave., Aug. 22. Ralph Stacey, born 1963, possession of drug abuse instruments, 4944 Glenway Ave., Aug. 17.


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Wiffle Ball tourney helps cancer research By Connie Ruhe

The eighth annual Family Wiffle Ball tournament Sept. 15, at Kuliga Park in Green Township is one big West Side party to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls, the non-profit that helps young breast cancer patients with meals, housekeeping, transportation and peer support. The games run from 411 p.m. that Saturday, with family-friendly fun, according to Pink Ribbon Girls Founder Tracie

PUBLIC NOTICE The Village of Addyston Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on October 9, 2012 at 7PM to discuss zoning changes to the 190 Main Street property, formerly known as the Hitchens Elementary School. The Planning Commission will be hearing input from adjacent property owners and the public regarding a proposed zoning change of the property to a Planned Unit Development zone. Anyone desiring to express their views on this proposed zoning change is invited to come to this meeting on October 9, 2012 at 7PM there will be sign up sheets, both for and against the proposed change and the time per each speaker will be limited to three minutes. Meeting will be held at the Addyston Municipal Building, 235 Main Street, Addyston, Ohio. 1724446

Metzger, who serves as executive director of the Cincinnati Region. The gathering includes a home run derby and food booths serving hot dogs, brats and metts. Beer booths are new this year. There will be giveaways, raffles for about 100 baskets, split-the-pot and a silent auction. Sullivan Janszen Band will perform acoustic classic rock live, and a big-screen TV will be set up to show college football games. Of course, there will be a Wiffle Ball tournament, too. Registration is $50 per

family of six, and 64 teams will compete. Registration is online at SponMetzger sorship opportunities also are available and listed on the organization’s website. A friend who had hosted Wiffle Ball contests in his backyard offered to put on the first tournament for Pink Ribbon Girls in 2005, Metzger said. Now the event takes

place at Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, and features regulation-size fields that resemble iconic baseball parks: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Fenway Park in Boston and Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. There’s another called Legendary Field and an all-pink field for the Home Run Derby. “It’s a big family fundraiser,” she added. “I’ve got a very supportive husband, and we have a committee of 50 to 75 people.” These volunteers have helped stage the event over the previous seven

here.” Metzger knows from experience how difficult it is to hear a breast cancer diagnosis. She learned she had cancer at age 30, when she had two children under the age of 3. She founded Pink Ribbon Girls to provide the kind of support breast cancer patients need. Today, “My focus is on helping on the day-to-day support,” she explained. “We have a great support system through meals, babysitting, housekeeping and transportation – that’s where the money goes.”

years, so it runs smoothly. The event has raised more than $100,000 to help young breast cancer survivors. Metzger said Pink Ribbon Girls selects someone who is battling breast cancer each year. For 2012, the organization will honor Bridgetown resident Beth Flanigan, a breast cancer survivor who attends Our Lady of the Visitation Church. “We honor someone that day. We bring up the person and the family,” she said. “It’s very impactful. This is why we’re

Ed co-op for earns award LEGAL NOTICE OF SEALED BID SALE BY THE THREE RIVERS LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN CLEVES, HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO . Notice is hereby given that the Three Rivers Local School District Board of Education will offer for sale by sealed bid, the real property generally known as the Band Truck, said property located at Taylor High School, 36 Harrison Avenue, North Bend, OH 45002. Method of Sale : Subject to the right of the Board to reject all bids, this sale shall be made to the highest bidder, but will not be final until written notification of the acceptance of the bid is given by the Board. Terms: The Board shall not accept an offer for the purchase of the property less than $500 of cash in the form of a certified or cashier’s check, within the time provided and the conditions of sale referred to below. Bids must be received by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, October 5, 2012, at the office of the Treasurer. Additional Information and Conditions of Sale : Information concerning the sale of the real and personal property and a copy of the "Conditions of Sale" related to the sale of the re al property, in accordance with and subject to which all bids shall be made, may be obtained at the Three Rivers Local School District Board of Education offices, 92 Cleves Avenue, Cleves, Ohio 45002. Any requests regarding this matter shall be directed to the Treasurer, Cary Furniss. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. THREE RIVERS LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION By: ____________________________ Cary Furniss, Treasurer 1724583

Computer teachers at centers established in Guatemala by Cincinnati nonprofit Cooperative for Education (CoEd) took multiple top prizes in the country-wide Partners in Learning competition held by Microsoft. This is the second year in a row that CoEd Computer Center teachers have been chosen as Guatemala’s winners. They will now go on to the next phase of international competition in Lima, Puru. CoEd sent six teachers to compete against other technology educators from all over Guatemala. Of those six, Juan Oliva of La Labor received third place in the “collaboration” category; Karen Morales of Chicamán won first place in the “collaboration” category; and Rafael Aceytuno of Sacapu-

las won first place in the “extending learning beyond the classroom” category. Morales and Aceytuno will advance to the regional competition to be held in Lima in September, facing off against educators from 20 countries in Latin America. (One of last year’s Guatemalan winners, CoEd Computer Center teacher Danilo Noriega, took top honors at the regional competition.) “Receiving multiple awards at the national level for the second year in a row is a remarkable achievement for our Computer Center teachers,” said Joe Berninger of CoEd. “Through their talent and dedication, the local teachers make optimal use of the equipment and training provided through CoEd. Working together,

we have an amazing opportunity to impact the lives of Guatemalan youths.” To date, CoEd has established 52 sustainable computer centers in Guatemala, serving more than 16,000 students. Eightythree percent of the students go on to use the skills they learn in the centers to pursue further education or higher-paying jobs. The program’s innovative revolving fund ensures that the centers will continue to educate Guatemalan youths for generations to come. To learn more about the program, visit Cooperative for Education, with offices on Montana Avenue, was founded in 1996 by Cincinnati brothers and graduates of Xavier University, Joe and Jeff Berninger.

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