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Green Twp. voters have four candidates to consider for trustee GREEN TWP. — Four candi- dates are vying for two seats on the township board of trustees. Incumbent Green Township trustees Rocky Boiman and Da- vid Linnenberg are running to retain their positions, and face challengers in Steven Schinkal and Jeffry Smith. Voters will decide which two will serve four-year terms when they cast their ballots Tuesday, Nov. 5. Boiman, 33, a retired NFL player who runs the Rocky Boi- man Football Academy and does sports broadcasting for ESPN, Westwood One and Clear Channel, was appointed to the board in October 2011. “I think myself and the other members of the board have done some positive things,” he said. “I’ve been a leader on the board, and I want to continue the work I’m doing.” He said the most pressing is- sue facing the township is man- aging the budget, which as been affected in recent years by funding cuts at the state level. The township has trimmed its expenses to account for rev- enue reductions, and he said he brings a forward-thinking ap- proach to the township’s fi- nances. “I take a lot of pride in how frugal Green Township is com- pared to other townships, and I want to continue that legacy while also providing the high level of service residents have come to expect,” Boiman said. Upgrading the township parks and bringing in new res- taurants to make the township an attractive area for families, home buyers and businesses is another top goal, he said. Boiman grew up in Green Township and said, as a trustee, he understands he works for the residents, and he puts tre- mendous energy into doing what’s best for the residents and making the township a great place to live and work. Linnenberg, 40, is the chief By Kurt Backscheider [email protected] Boiman Schinkal Linnenberg Smith ELECTION PREP Read past election stories at Cincinnati.com/EnquirerVote . Join the chat: Use #EnquirerVote on Twitter. YOUR TURN What do you consider the most important issues in the Green Township trustee race? Comment by e-mail to [email protected]. See TRUSTEE, Page A2 Your Community Press newspaper serving Addyston, Bridgetown, Cheviot, Cleves, Covedale, Dent, Green Township, Mack, Miami Township, North Bend, Westwood W ESTERN H ILLS W ESTERN H ILLS PRESS 75¢ WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013 BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS Vol. 85 No. 46 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED News ......................... 923-3111 Retail advertising ............ 768-8404 Classified advertising ........ 242-4000 Delivery ...................... 853-6263 See page A2 for additional information Contact The Press STEEL RESOLVE B1 Green Township dedicates new 9/11 memorial. ONION UNIONS Garden herb adds kick to potato salad. See Rita’s Kitchen, B3 TOGETHER AGAIN Mercy soccer looks to finish down the stretch. See Sports, A6 hysterectomies, gynecologic cancer surgeries, urological surgeries, nephrectomies and other general surgeries. “We will be one of the first GREEN TWP. — Several new services will be available, close to home, for West Siders when the new Mercy hospital opens in November. Mercy Health – West Hospi- tal, a 650,000-square-feet, full- service hospital being built off of North Bend Road near Inter- state 74, is scheduled to open Sunday, Nov. 10. The 250-bed facility will serve as the center of Mercy’s network of health care services on the West Side, and its expand- ed medical capabilities and comprehensive care includes open heart surgery, robot-as- sisted surgery, obstetrics and maternity care, a cancer center, an orthopedics center and a women’s health center. “It’s so excit- ing, and our pa- tients are excit- ed,” said Dr. Den- nis Wiwi, a found- ing member of Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers who will serve as medical director of the hospital’s maternity services. “I’m really looking forward to it.” He said he’s been practicing obstetrics and gynecology on the West Side since 1982, but his patients have always had to travel to hospitals in Clifton when it came time to deliver their babies. Driving halfway across town to deliver will no longer be nec- essary when the new hospital and its state-of-the-art materni- ty unit, complete with private rooms, opens. “It will be the first time our patients will be able to deliver on the West Side,” Wiwi said. “It’s going to be very convenient for patients and their families.” Open heart surgery is anoth- er service brand new to this side of town. Dr. Manisha Patel, a car- diothoracic sur- geon who is a member of Car- diac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons Inc., will serve as the medical director of cardiothoracic surgery at the new hospital. “There is no need for anyone to leave their neighborhood,” she said. “Patients will receive all the same expertise available else- where in town, but right in their own neighborhood. “This is a wonderful opportu- nity to bring the expert care for which my group has always been known to the deserving residents of the West Side,” Pa- tel said. Dr. Elizabeth Venard, a physi- cian with Women Partners in OB- GYN, said she looks forward to the hospital open- ing and is excited to be a part of it. She’ll serve as medical director of the robotic surgery department, and said some of the robot-assisted sur- geries available will include gy- necological surgeries such as places in town to have single-in- cision gall bladder removal,” Venard said, noting that single- incision hysterectomies are planned to be available in 2014. “It is very exciting. All of this is new technology on the West Side.” Minimally invasive, robot-as- sisted surgeries result in less bleeding, less pain, faster recov- ery, reduced risk of infection and less scarring for patients, and it’s also more comfortable for the surgeon, she said. “For the patient, there is no comparison,” she said. “The re- covery for patients is so much better.” All three doctors said Mercy Health has been a great collab- orator, seeking advice from them and other physicians and surgeons in planning the new hospital. “Mercy has been innovative since day one,” Wiwi said. “It’s been a true partnership and I’m very happy with it.” Patel added, “The end prod- uct is a really beautifully de- signed, state-of-the-art facility, and I think it will be great for pa- tients.” Mercy Health-West Hospital in Green Township is slated to open Nov.10.TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS An aerial shot of the new Mercy Health - West Hospital near North Bend Road and Interstate 74 in Green Township. The hospital features an environmentally-friendly living roof filled with 64,000 plants.THANKS TO NANETTE BENTLEY New hospital to bring expert care, new services to West Side By Kurt Backscheider [email protected] Wiwi Patel Venard
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  • Green Twp. voters have fourcandidates to consider for trustee

    GREEN TWP. Four candi-dates are vying for two seats onthe township board of trustees.

    Incumbent Green TownshiptrusteesRockyBoiman andDa-vid Linnenberg are running toretain their positions, and facechallengers in Steven Schinkaland Jeffry Smith.

    Voters will decidewhich twowill serve four-year termswhen they cast their ballotsTuesday, Nov. 5.

    Boiman, 33, a retired NFLplayer who runs the Rocky Boi-man Football Academy anddoes sports broadcasting forESPN,WestwoodOneandClear

    Channel, was appointed to theboard in October 2011.

    I thinkmyself and the othermembers of the board havedone some positive things, hesaid.

    Ive been a leader on theboard, and I want to continuethe work Im doing.

    He said themost pressing is-sue facing the township is man-

    aging thebudget,which asbeenaffected in recent years byfunding cuts at the state level.

    The township has trimmedits expenses to account for rev-enue reductions, and he said hebrings a forward-thinking ap-proach to the townships fi-nances.

    I take a lot of pride in howfrugal Green Township is com-

    pared to other townships, and Iwant to continue that legacywhile also providing the highlevel of service residents havecome to expect, Boiman said.

    Upgrading the townshipparks and bringing in new res-taurants to make the townshipan attractive area for families,home buyers and businesses isanother top goal, he said.

    Boiman grew up in GreenTownship and said, as a trustee,he understands he works forthe residents, and he puts tre-mendous energy into doingwhats best for the residentsand making the township agreat place to live and work.

    Linnenberg, 40, is the chief

    By Kurt [email protected]

    Boiman SchinkalLinnenberg Smith

    ELECTION PREPRead past electionstories at

    Cincinnati.com/EnquirerVote .Join the chat: Use #EnquirerVoteon Twitter.

    YOUR TURNWhat do you consider the

    most important issues in theGreen Township trustee race?Comment by e-mail [email protected].

    See TRUSTEE, Page A2

    Your Community Press newspaper serving Addyston,Bridgetown, Cheviot, Cleves, Covedale, Dent, Green Township,Mack, Miami Township, North Bend, Westwood

    WESTERNHILLSWESTERNHILLSPRESS 75WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013 BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS

    Vol. 85 No. 46 2013 The Community Press

    ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDNews .........................923-3111Retail advertising ............768-8404Classified advertising ........242-4000Delivery ......................853-6263

    See page A2 for additional information

    Contact The PressSTEELRESOLVE B1Green Townshipdedicates new 9/11memorial.

    ONION UNIONSGarden herb adds kickto potato salad.See Ritas Kitchen, B3

    TOGETHER AGAINMercy soccer looks to finish downthe stretch. See Sports, A6

    hysterectomies, gynecologiccancer surgeries, urologicalsurgeries, nephrectomies andother general surgeries.

    We will be one of the first

    GREEN TWP. Several newservices will be available, closeto home, for West Siders whenthenewMercyhospital opens inNovember.

    Mercy Health West Hospi-tal, a 650,000-square-feet, full-service hospital being built offof North Bend Road near Inter-state 74, is scheduled to openSunday, Nov. 10.

    The 250-bed facility willserve as the center of Mercysnetwork of health care serviceson theWestSide, and itsexpand-ed medical capabilities andcomprehensive care includesopen heart surgery, robot-as-sisted surgery, obstetrics andmaternity care, a cancer center,an orthopedics center and awomens health center.

    Its so excit-ing, and our pa-tients are excit-ed, saidDr.Den-nisWiwi, a found-ing member ofSeven HillsWomens HealthCenters who willserve as medicaldirector of the

    hospitals maternity services.Im really looking forward

    to it.He said hes been practicing

    obstetrics and gynecology ontheWest Side since1982, but hispatients have always had totravel to hospitals in Cliftonwhen it came time to delivertheir babies.

    Driving halfway across townto deliver will no longer be nec-essary when the new hospitaland its state-of-the-art materni-

    ty unit, complete with privaterooms, opens.

    It will be the first time ourpatients will be able to deliveron the West Side, Wiwi said.Its going tobeveryconvenientfor patients and their families.

    Open heart surgery is anoth-er servicebrandnewto this sideof town.

    Dr. Manisha Patel, a car-diothoracic sur-geon who is amember of Car-diac, Vascularand ThoracicSurgeons Inc.,will serve as themedical directorof cardiothoracicsurgery at thenew hospital.

    There is no need for anyoneto leave their neighborhood,she said.

    Patients will receive all thesame expertise available else-where in town, but right in theirown neighborhood.

    This is awonderful opportu-nity to bring the expert care forwhich my group has alwaysbeen known to the deservingresidents of the West Side, Pa-

    tel said.Dr. Elizabeth

    Venard, a physi-cian with WomenPartners in OB-GYN, said shelooks forward tothehospitalopen-ing and is excitedto be a part of it.

    Shell serve asmedical director of the roboticsurgery department, and saidsome of the robot-assisted sur-geries available will include gy-necological surgeries such as

    places in town to have single-in-cision gall bladder removal,Venard said, noting that single-incision hysterectomies areplanned to be available in 2014.

    It is veryexciting.All of thisis new technology on the WestSide.

    Minimally invasive,robot-as-sisted surgeries result in lessbleeding, lesspain, fasterrecov-ery, reduced risk of infectionand less scarring for patients,and its also more comfortablefor the surgeon, she said.

    For the patient, there is nocomparison, she said. The re-covery for patients is so muchbetter.

    All three doctors said MercyHealth has been a great collab-orator, seeking advice fromthem and other physicians andsurgeons in planning the newhospital.

    Mercy has been innovativesince day one, Wiwi said. Itsbeen a true partnership and Imvery happy with it.

    Patel added, The end prod-uct is a really beautifully de-signed, state-of-the-art facility,andI think itwillbegreat forpa-tients.

    Mercy Health-West Hospital in Green Township is slated to open Nov. 10.TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

    An aerial shot of the newMercy Health - West Hospital near NorthBend Road and Interstate 74 in Green Township. The hospital featuresan environmentally-friendly living roof filled with 64,000 plants.THANKSTO NANETTE BENTLEY

    New hospital tobring expert care,new servicesto West SideBy Kurt [email protected]

    Wiwi

    Patel

    Venard

  • ing young families to thetownship.

    We have to find a wayto keep township familiesand graduates of OakHills, Mercy and La Sallefrom moving to WestChester and Mason, Lin-nenberg said. We needthe activities peoplewould like to see, andhopefully that will helpthemdecide to stayhere.

    Hes pushed for moresidewalks, bike trails,park improvements andnew restaurants, all ofwhich he said will attractpeople to the community.

    Linnenberg said histrackrecordspeaks for it-self, as hes been involvedin helping to bring theMercyHealth WestHos-pital and the CincinnatiChildrens Hospital Medi-cal Center outpatient fa-

    cility to the township, andalso worked with the Cin-cinnati MetropolitanHousing Authority to ad-dress its public housingissue.

    Hes also made toughdecisions regarding thetownship budget and thehits its taken from thestate, he said.

    Weve been able tofigureoutways to survivewithout asking the resi-dents for more money,he said. Green Townshiphas some of the lowestproperty taxes in thearea, and I want to con-tinue that.

    Schinkal, 59, is a self-employed consultant andis also a member of theOak Hills Local SchoolDistrict Board of Educa-tion. Hes in his sixth yearserving on the school

    board.My father was a

    Green Township trusteeandclerk for36years,hesaid. Ive always wantedtoget involved in thecom-munityand localpolitics.

    Heapplied for the trus-tee seat left open whenHamiltonCountyClerk ofCourts Tracy Winklerstepped down from theboard in 2011. Linnenbergand former trustee TonyUpton selected Boimanout of the candidates whoapplied.

    Its part of a personalgoal, said Schinkal, whois also a member of thetownships Land UsePlanning Committee. Iwant to make that nextstep in public service, butI have no aspirations be-yond serving as a trus-tee.

    The biggest issue fac-ing the township is the re-duction in funding fromthe state a budget chal-lenge of which hes quitefamiliar, he said.

    Columbus hasnt beenkind to the township orthe schools, he said.Serving on the schoolboard for six years hasgiven me perspective ofhow to serve the publicand balance budgets.

    His nearly 30 yearsworking inprojectandop-erationsmanagement hasprovided him broad expe-rience in finance, audit-ing, litigation, construc-tion, labor contracts andprocess improvements,and he said he feels thosequalifications equip himwell for carrying out theduties of trustee andman-aging the township.

    Its time for me to tryto get elected and go outthere and seewhatwecanaccomplish, Schinkalsaid.

    Smith, 54, is an accoun-tant and funds manager.He made an unsuccessfulbid for trustee in Novem-ber 2011, losing to TrusteeTony Rosiello.

    Smith said he doesntthink the current mem-bers ofboardwork for the

    people, and he wants tochangethepolitical statusquo in the township.

    The individual tax-payer has no representa-tion on the board of trust-ees, he said. Its thesame old entitled, self-protecting, fiscally irre-sponsible behavior thelast group of trusteeshad.

    The townships budgetis facing challenges dueto the states eliminationof the estate tax and cutsto the local governmentfund, andhesaidhes seenlittle from the township intermsofaccounting for it.

    What have theyshown as evidence ofstaying on top of financesor to demonstrate a tight-ening of the belt, Smithsaid. You have dollarsthat need to be ad-dressed.

    In working to managethe general fund, as wellas better handle the town-ships tax increment fi-nancing funds, he saidhed push for more trans-parency.

    Theres no one theretochallenge themindset,he said.

    I could be in apositionto givegreater visibility. Iwould be in a position togather information anddisseminate it to the gen-eral public and raise theflag.

    Smith said it doesntseem as though the exist-ing board wants to rockthe boat, and he would behonest and forthcomingwith residents about thetownships finances.

    administrative officer atthe Cincinnati Art Mu-seum and has been on theboard since he was ap-pointed in 2008. He waselected trustee in 2009.

    Wehavent completedeverything I was hopingto do, he said.

    Im for low taxes, Imfor limited government,Im for strong police andfire and Im for qualityparks and roads. We havethat, and there are stillsome areas in which wecan do more.

    On top of providingresidents with great ser-vices at a fair tax rate, hesaid he wants to work to-ward keeping and attract-

    TrusteeContinued from Page A1

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  • OCTOBER 2, 2013 WESTERN HILLS PRESS A3NEWS

    Covedale Gardensyard sale Oct. 5

    OnSaturday,Oct. 5, theCovedale Gardens Asso-ciation will be holding itsannual yard sale at thecorner of Ralph and Cov-edale. The event begins at9 a.m.

    The annual CovedaleGardens'ChiliFestwillbe2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,Oct. 20, at the CovedaleGarden at the corner ofRalph and Covedale. TheCincinnati Fire Dept. willbe judging, and first-, sec-ond- and third-place tro-phies will be given out.Bring friends, family andyour favorite pot of chili.

    ContactMarywith anyquestions at 471-1536.

    Brewery toursupports Oak Hillslevy group

    The Citizens Commit-tee for Oak Hills Schools,a group supporting thedistricts tax levyrequest,is hosting a brewery tourfundraiser.

    The groups Over-the-Rhine Historical Brew-ery Tour will take placefrom 4-7 p.m. Saturday,Oct. 5, downtown.

    Tickets are $50 each,which includes a 90-min-ute brewery tour, food,fourbeer tastingsand twobeer tickets.

    The tour starts at theChristianMoerlein Brew-ery, 1621 Moore St. Park-ing lotsandstreetparkingare available.

    All those attendingmust be at least 21 yearsold.

    For more information,and to buy tickets, visitoakhillslevy.com/events.

    Candidate forumOct. 9

    The Monfort Heights/White Oak CommunityAssociation will have acandidates forum at itsnext meeting.

    Themeetingwill beginat 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,Oct. 9, at the Green Town-ship Senior Center, 3620Epley Road.

    There are four candi-dates running for twoseats on the Green Town-ship Board of Trustees inthe Nov. 5 election. Themeeting will be a chance

    for residents to hear fromthe four candidates whoare running to win thosetwo seats. Incumbenttrustees Rocky Boimanand David Linnenbergare running for reelectionand are being challengedby Steve Schinkal andJeff Smith.All areRepub-licans.

    Each candidate willhave about five minutesto explain why he shouldbe elected to the office ofGreen Township Trusteeand what he believes willbe the most importantchallenges the townshipwill face over the nextfour years.

    After the candidateshave completed theirpresentations, membersof the audience will havethe opportunity to askquestions.

    Meet candidatesrunning for Oak Hillsschool board

    The Oak Hills PTA Ad-visoryCouncil ishostingaMeet the Candidates fo-rum at Rapid Run MiddleSchool.

    Candidates for theOakHills Board of Educationwill be on hand at theevent, which begins at 7p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.

    District residents canhear the candidates sharetheir views and ideas oneducation issues, and an-swer audience questionsconcerning the Oak Hillsdistrict.

    There will be time fol-lowing the program tomeet the candidates.

    The candidates seek-ingvotes this fall areRickAhlers, Scott Bischoff,George Brunemann, Ni-cole Hensley, Julie Mur-phy, Jeannie Schoonover,Gerry Trennepohl andTimWilking.

    AstronomicalSociety exploresspace age

    The Cincinnati Astron-omical Society is present-ing a program that delvesinto history of the spaceage. The space age beganin October 1957 when theSovietUnionwon the raceto space with the launchof Sputnik 1.

    The small satellitebrought the Soviet Union

    into the technologicalspotlight and demonstrat-ed the country was capa-ble of modern feats, andsent shockwaves throughthe American public.

    Howwould theU.S. an-swer their achievement?

    Society members willlook at the early years ofthenewspaceage, its suc-cesses and failures andhow Americas space pro-gram changed society.

    The presentation be-gins at 8:30 p.m. Friday,Oct. 4, at the society head-quarters, 5274 Zion Road,Cleves.

    Stargazing through so-cietys four large tele-

    scopes will take place fol-lowing the presentation,weather permitting.

    Admission is free, butdonations are accepted.

    No reservations are re-quired.

    Visitwww.cinastro.orgfor more information.

    Westwood HistoricalSociety looks at oralhistories

    Recorded informationabout local history is of-ten piecemeal and focus-es on major events.

    Unfortunately, per-sonalperceptionsof thoseevents, along with details

    of ordinary life and grad-ual changes in the land-scape are seldom pre-served.

    Diaries andoral histor-ies are ways to capturethese valuable pieces ofhistory before they arelost forever.

    Jim Bodle, a professorof psychology and direc-tor of the Center forTeaching and LearningExcellence at the Collegeof Mount St. Joseph, willdiscuss an oral historyproject he is working onto capture memories ofthe Westwood communi-ty.

    As he shares some of

    the stories he gatheredduring interviews withseveral Westwood resi-dents, he will talk aboutthe oral history processand the lessons he haslearned along the way.

    The meeting begins at7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9,at Westwood First Pres-byterian Church, 3011Harrison Ave..

    All who are interestedare welcome to attend.

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  • A4 WESTERN HILLS PRESS OCTOBER 2, 2013 NEWS

    DELHI TWP. Volun-teers at theDelhiHistori-cal Society did a littlecleaning this summer,and they are hosting a ga-rage sale to get rid ofitems they no longerneed.

    The society will hostits Greenhouse GarageSale from9 a.m. to1p.m.Saturday, Oct. 5, at thegroups Farmhouse Mu-seum, 468 Anderson Fer-ry Road.

    The sale will takeplace in the greenhouse

    located behind the histor-ic farmhouse.

    The Delhi HistoricalSociety has cleaned outits attic of unused officefurniture, supplies anditems that are not part ofits historical collection,saidBeckyJohnson,coor-dinator of the FarmhouseMuseum and consultantto the society.

    In addition to officesupplies andoffice chairsand tables, she said thegarage sale will includesuch items as Christmasand tea party decora-tions, collectibles, red

    enamelware and an an-tique oak desk.

    Some antique itemshave been donated to thesociety specifically forthe garage sale, Johnsonsaid.

    Items will be priced tosell, she said.

    All the proceeds fromthe sale benefit the his-torical society.

    The winning ticket fortheTasteofDelhi rafflewill be drawn at noon.

    For more information,call the society at 451-4313 or visithttp://bit.ly/16PgWdw.

    Delhi Historical Societyhosting garage sale

    The DelhiHistoricalSocietysFarmhouseMuseum at 468Anderson FerryRoad. Thesociety willhost a garagesale at themuseumSaturday, Oct.5. KURTBACKSCHEIDER/THE

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    sents Leaders and He-roes, a free concert cele-brating the history ofleadership andheroism inAmerica.

    The concert is at 2 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Col-lege of Mount St. JosephAuditorium, 5701 DelhiRoad.

    There will be a specialappearance by TV/radiohost Brian Patrick. Hewill read Lincoln's Get-tysburg Address with thetitle song from themotionpicture Gettysburg as abackdrop.

    Areception follows theconcert.

    For information, call513-328-4853 or visitwww.mymccb.org.

    Westside Bandconcert salutesLincoln

    Westside CommunityBand, directed by Kenny

    Bierschenk, presentsLeaders and Heroes, afree concert celebratingthe history of leadershipand heroism in America.

    TV/radio host BrianPatrick will read Lin-colns Gettysburg Ad-dress with the title songfrom the motion pictureGettysburg as a back-drop.

    The concert is at 2 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 6, at TheCol-lege of Mount St. JosephAuditorium, 5701 DelhiRoad. Reception follows.513-328-4853.Formore in-formation, visitwww.mymccb.org.

    West Hills MusicClub hosts concert

    Stacey and Scot Wool-ley, violin and piano, willbe theguest artists for theWestHillsMusicClubat 7p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, atGreen Township PublicLibrary, 6525 BridgetownRoad. All are welcome.

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    SCHOOLSSCHOOLSACHIEVEMENTS | NEWS | ACTIVITIES | HONORS CommunityPress.com

    WESTERNHILLSPRESSEditor: Dick Maloney, [email protected], 248-7134

    McAuley presents awardsat McEmmys assembly

    The McAuley High Schoolclass of 2013 hasmuch reason tocelebrate their successes overthe past four years.

    Studying and hard work paidoff for a many of the youngwomen, who earned more than$7 million in college scholar-ships.

    Additionally, as part of theannual McEmmys Awards As-sembly at McAuley, seniorswhose weighted grade-point av-erages were in the top 20 per-centof theirclass, andwhoweregoing to colleges from whichthey received scholarships,were invited to an academicsigning ceremony in front of theentire McAuley community.Similar to athletic signings, itwascelebratedbyall andhostedby National Honor Society co-presidents Kelly Neeb andBrenna Silber.

    Also at the assembly, fourseniors were recognized for be-ing National Merit CommendedStudents, Kelly Neeb, EmilyPaul, Emmy Schwartz, and Lau-ren Wilke. The Simon LazarusJr. Human Relations Awardswere given to junior Laura Hilsand senior Amanda Dreyer.

    The Rochester Institute ofTechnology honored three withBook Awards, Annamarie Hel-pling,BauschandLombScienceAward; Cara Molulon, Freder-ick Douglass and Susan B. An-thonyAward;andBradieAnder-son, George Eastman YoungLeaders Award. Junior LaurenOdioso received the St. Mi-chaelsCollegeBookAward;Ra-chelKoize,alsoajunior,wasgiv-en the University of NotreDame Book Award; and juniorLynn Schutte earned a bookaward from the University ofKentucky.

    Four Ronald Reagan StudentLeader Awards were bestowedupon seniors Megan Dollen-meyer and Abbey Meister, andjuniors JulieNewsomandHollyRack.TheCatholicMathLeaguegave awards to three freshmen,Brandy Browning, first place;Sydney Kreimer, second place;andEmilyHoffman, thirdplace.

    A number of student wererecognized for their accom-plishmentsontheNationalLatinExam:

    AlexandraBusker MagnaCum Laude Certificate (Top 30percent) Latin II;

    MaryDickmanGoldMed-al Summa Cum Laude (Top 10percent) Latin II, National Ety-mology Exam Gold Medal andNationalRomanCivilizationEx-amGoldMedal.

    MollieEfflerSilverMedalMaximaCumLaude(Top20per-cent) Latin IV/AP, Medusa My-thology Exam Laurel CrownAward, National Etymology Ex-am Silver Medal and NationalRoman Civilization Exam Gold

    Medal;Brianna Fehring Silver

    Medal Maxima Cum Laude Lat-in II;

    Nina Fisher Cum LaudeCertificate (Top 40percent) Lat-in I;

    Alyssa Fulks Cum LaudeCertificate Latin III;

    Karin Jacobsen CumLau-de Certificate Latin I;

    Margaret Kammerer Gold Medal Summa Cum LaudeLatin II, MedusaMythology Ex-amOlive CrownAward, Nation-alEtymologyExamBronzeLev-el and National Roman Civiliza-tion ExamGoldMedal;

    Rachel Koize Gold MedalSummaCumLaudeLatinIIIandNational Etymology ExamGoldMedal;

    Alison Moore Cum LaudeCertificate Latin III;

    Amanda Ozolins MagnaCum Laude Certificate Latin II;

    Samantha Nissen GoldMedal SummaCumLaudeLatinIV/AP,MaureenODonnellBookAward and National EtymologyExamGoldMedal;

    Elaine Parsons Cum Lau-de Certificate Latin III;

    Liz Schultz Gold MedalSummaCumLaudeLatin II,Na-tional Etymology Exam BronzeLevel and National Roman Civi-lization Exam Bronze Medal;and

    Kathryn Witzgall GoldMedal Summa Cum Laude.

    Receiving a National FrenchExam Certificate of Achieve-ment were Samantha Nissen,French I; Julia Beitz, MaddieDickerson,JudyPearce,SydneyPleasants, Rachel Schmitt, Mal-lory Schmitt and Megan Yeley,French II; MichelleMaraan andEmma Webb, French III; andKelsey Voit, French IV/AP. Syd-ney Jung earned a NationalFrench ExamBronzeMedal forFrench II.

    Senior Taylor Baston re-ceived theMichael CyprianTor-beckMemorial Scholarship.

    Not participating in the aca-demic signing ceremony, butearning scholarships to the uni-versity they will attend wereseniors

    Elyssa Anderson, Du-quesne University;

    Rebecca Ashton, NorthernKentucky University;

    Alexis Bierbaum, ThomasMore College;

    Samantha Billinghurst,University of Dayton;

    Whitney Bishop, XavierUniversity;

    Brooke Bonomini, ThomasMore College;

    OliviaBrowning,CollegeofMount St. Joseph;

    Jessica Bushman, EasternMichigan University;

    Allison Cimino, BowlingGreen State University;

    Elizabeth Davish, Bellar-

    mine University;Desi Dick, Xavier Univer-

    sity;Diane Dole, Thomas More

    College;Abbie Doyle, Ohio Univer-

    sity;Amanda Dreyer, Bowling

    Green State University; Jamie Ertel, Thomas More

    College;Brittany Fishburn, North-

    ern Kentucky University;Meghan Goldick, Bowling

    Green State University;Marisa Grimes, Xavier

    University; Tori Hostiuck, University

    of Dayton;Kayla Howard, St. Louis

    University;

    Emma Jenkins, Ohio Uni-versity;

    Randi Kelsey, HeidelbergUniversity;

    Morgan Kneip, College ofMount St. Joseph;

    Hannah Marovich, Collegeof Mount St. Joseph;

    AveryMenke,Wright StateUniversity;

    Selah Meyer, Lee Univer-sity;

    Maridia Minor, College ofMount St. Joseph;

    Allison Moning, ThomasMore College;

    JulieMullins, St. LouisUni-versity;

    JamieMushrush, NorthernKentucky University;

    Judy Pearce, Millsaps Col-

    lege; Cara Ratterman, Xavier

    University;Madison Romard, Thomas

    More College;Rachel Rumpke, Miami

    University;Morgan Rutz, College of

    Mount St. Joseph; Jessica Sandhas, Edinboro

    University;Olivia Schmitt, Thomas

    More College;Amanda Schrand, College

    of Mount St. Joseph;Megan Suer, College of

    Mount St. Joseph; Jordyn Thiery, Gannon

    University; andMaryZinser,EasternMich-

    igan University.

    Pictured from left are Samantha Brock, University of Cincinnati; Libby Crocker, Spring Hill College; RebeccaDavis, University of Kentucky; Megan Dollenmeyer, Ohio State University; Christy Farwick, Thomas MoreCollege; Courtney Haverbusch, Indiana University; Grace Jacobsen, Kent State University; Celina Junker,Northern Kentucky University; Abbey Meister, Ball State University; and Emily Meyer, University ofCincinnati. PROVIDED.

    Pictured from left are Kelly Neeb, Auburn University; Samantha Nissen, Miami University; Rachael Oakley,Wright State University; Katherine Orth, University of Cincinnati; Emily Paul, Northern Kentucky University;Danielle Reynolds, University of Dayton; Bridget Roden, Savannah College of Art & Design; Anna Rothan,University of Cincinnati; Olivia Schaefer, Transylvania University; and Allison Schuler, College of Mount St.Joseph. PROVIDED.

    Pictured from left are Annie Schulz, Miami University; Emmy Schwartz, Xavier University; Brittney Sheldon,Kent State University; Brenna Silber, University of Cincinnati; Kaitlyn Sterwerf, College of Mount St. Joseph;Sarah Stevens, University of South Carolina; Hannah Toberman, Baldwin Wallace University; Kelsey Voit,University of Louisville; Cara Walden, Ohio State University; and Lauren Wilke, Ohio Northern University.PROVIDED.

    Deans listAshley Roedersheimerwas named tothe summer semester deans listthrough the collaboration betweenWilmington College and CincinnatiState Technical & Community College.

    Andrew Borgerding,Melissa Buck-ley, Kevin Burns, Jennifer Lange,Michael Leber,Nicole Ruthemeyer,Troy Toelke andMichael Unkrichwere named to the summer semesteracademic merit list at WilmingtonCollege.The academic merit list recognizesstudents enrolled six to 11hours.

    Jared Leewas named to the spring

    semester provosts list at Capital Univer-sity.Students named to the provosts list mustearn at least a 3.7 grade-point average.

    Melissa Hutchinson earned semesterhonors for the spring semester atPurdue University.

    Christine Vonallmenwas named to thesummer deans list at Columbus StateCommunity College.

    GraduatesMelissa Hutchinson has graduatedfrom Purdue University with a bachelorof science.

    MiscellaneousUniversity of Dayton first-year studentKatherine Brossart took a stand toprotect the environment and reducecarbon emissions, pledging to leave hercar at home for the first two years oncampus.In exchange, the UD gave Brossart aLinus bicycle at an outdoor festival oncampus. A total of 293 students signedthe pledge, and100 were chosen atrandom to receive the bikes.The program is intended to empowerstudents to change the world aroundthem through sustainability and respon-sible stewardship. The university alsohopes to connect students with thenatural beauty of the Dayton area and

    encourage them to live active, healthylives.

    Oak Hills High School graduate LindseyEckstein has been selected to be aMcDonough Scholar at Marietta Col-lege.The nationally recognizedMcDonoughLeadership Program helps students gaina deeper understanding of leadership,practice their leadership skills and, inthe process grow as engaged leaders oncampus, in the local community andbeyond.While a part of the program, Ecksteinwill take leadership classes and partici-pate in different community serviceprojects, including the award-winning

    Make a Difference Day in October. Shealso will have the chance to travel aspart of theMcDonough LeadershipStudy Abroad, pursue a variety ofexperiential activities and attend presti-gious leadership conferences.Eckstein came to campus the weekbefore classes began to participate inthe EXCEL (Experience Civic Engage-ment and Leadership) Workshop,designed to introduce students to theMcDonough Leadership DevelopmentModel. As a McDonough Scholar, shewill pursue one of four academic op-tions: international leadership studiesmajor, minor in leadership studies,certificate in leadership studies, and theteacher leadership certificate.

    COLLEGE CORNER

  • A6 WESTERN HILLS PRESS OCTOBER 2, 2013

    SPORTSSPORTSHIGH SCHOOL | YOUTH | RECREATIONAL CommunityPress.com

    WESTERNHILLSPRESSEditor: Melanie Laughman, [email protected], 513-248-7573

    GREENTWP.OakHillsHighSchool senior Hayden Burnssaved his best for last.

    The golfer shot a 3-over par75 at Weatherwax Golf Courseon the final day of the GreaterMiami Conference tournamentto sure-up the schools first-ever GMC title in boys golf,besting Mason by just twostrokes.

    His (7-over par) 79 (and) 75were the only two rounds in the70s hes shot there in fouryears, Oak Hills coach AronStrine said. It wasnt necessar-ily a surprise for how he hasbeen playing all year, but moreof a relief that things finallyclicked for him on a course thathad gotten the best of him inprevious attempts.

    Burns 154 two-day total wasgood enough for third-placeoverall and much of it was dueto his ability to get up-and-downaround the greens.

    If he was off the green hefound a way to get up-and-down, Strine said. It was justan overall solid performance.

    It wasnt just Burns playthat paid off for the Highland-ers.

    Fellow senior Sam Meekbested his teammate by onestroke to finish second. Meekssolid playwas no surprise to hiscoach considering his 37.80nine-hole average this seasonwas tops in theGMCandearnedthe senior his third consecutivefirst teamall-conference honor.

    Hes been a very consistentplayer for us over the betterpart of two, two-and-a-halfyears, Strine said, who wasnamed the 2013 GMC Coach ofthe Year. His game has defi-nitely elevated from when hestarted as a freshmen.This is

    his sport and nobody can takeaway the efforts hes put in andthe time hes put in playing.

    What makes this victoryeven sweeter for Strine isBurns, Meek and Ben Laumannwho finished sixth at theGMCtournament - were all freshmenwhen he took over in 2010. Nowto seeeveryoneshardworkpayoff is even more rewarding.

    Theyve always been fan-tastic kids from the time Ivebeenwith them, but to see themgrow into very good golfers hasbeen tremendous, the fourth-year coach said. They are will-ing to put the time and effort inand its showing.

    With the sectional tourna-ment set to start Oct. 2 at theteams home course, MiamiWhitewater Golf Course, theHighlanders havebuilt up someseriousmomentumandarehop-

    Highlanderlinksmen makeschool historyBy Tom [email protected]

    Both the Oak Hills boys and girls golf teams stand behind the boysGMC championship trophy after besting Mason by two strokes Sept. 20at Weatherwax Golf Course.THANKS TO ARON STRINE

    The GMC boys golf trophy thatbelongs to Oak Hills for the firsttime in school history stands tallnext to coach Aron Strines GMCCoach of the Year Award, whichwere both awarded Sept. 20.THANKS TO ARON STRINE

    See GOLF, Page A7

    CINCINNATI As MercyHighSchool soccer coachMikeRustwalked in to his first prac-tice of the season, there wassomething noticeably wrong.

    His seniors were all gath-ered together and so were hissophomores, but in a separategroup on another part of thefield.

    Rust made it known rightthen his roster made up of allseniors and sophomores wouldactasone teamandnot twosep-arate entities.

    I said hold on, whats goingon here? Rust said referringto the Bobcats first practice.From that point on we made aconcerted effort early andthere have been no issuessince. The sophomores play

    like upperclassmen, they real-ly do.

    It was all rainbows and but-terflies for the Bobcats earlyon as they breezed through thefirst eight games of the seasonat a 6-0-2 clip, but the past 10days havent been quite aspleasant.

    Rusts squad has lost threestraightbyacombinedscoreof8-2 and have dropped to fourthplace in the Girls GreaterCatholic League at 1-2-1.

    We cant finish, Rust saidof his teams struggles. Wevehad lots of opportunitiesbutwejust cant stick it in the goal.

    Prime examples of the Bob-cats struggles came in a 3-1loss to Badin Sept. 23 and a 2-0loss to St. Ursula Sept. 25. Ba-din keeper Michelle Hesslingrecorded 12 saves, while Ursu-la goalie Olivia Silverman

    cameupwith10 stops.Whetherit is solid keeping or a lack ofquality opportunities, the Bob-cats need something to go theirway over the next few weeks.

    We need a game wheresome things go right for us of-fensively, Rust said. We needa game where we get on a roll,score a couple early goals andget a little more confidenceand we will be fine.

    During their three-gamelosing streak leading scorersLauren Cummings and EmilyRickett have been shutout.Through the first eight gamesthe duo combined for ninegoals and five assists, andRustwants his offensive duo to getback to what they do best.

    They have to start shoot-ing, he said. Lauren is pass-ingway toomuch. She is a very,very unselfish player and she

    needs to become more selfishand shoot.

    Emily is extremely talent-ed in the middle of the field.She is very good at winning aball, she just needs to learn tolook for her shot when sheturns and that will come withtime.

    One area Rust is not con-cerned about is his senior-lad-en defense, which is anchoredby goalkeeper Julia Kennedy.The senior has four shutoutsand has allowed one or fewergoals on eight occasions thisseason.

    Julia is without a doubt ex-tremely consistent, extremelycompetitive and would runthrough a brick wall to save aball,Rust said. Shewill nevereverquit.She just playswiththat kindof fire all the timeandI love it.

    Mercy soccer looks to finish down the stretchBy Tom [email protected]

    Mercys Lauren Cummings (12)battles Masons Sami Rutowski (7)for the ball during their sectionalfinal last season. Cummings leadsthe Bobcats with six goals thisseason. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THECOMMUNITY PRESS

    NORTH BEND Taylor HighSchool head football coachDave Huffman wasnt sur-prised by his teams 4-0 start.

    Its somethingheandhisstu-dent-athletes have been work-ing toward sinceHuffman tooktheprogramoversixyearsago.

    While there remains a lot offootball to be played in the 2013campaign, the programsachievementshouldntgounno-ticed.

    Last years version of theYellow Jackets went 5-5 over-all, and 5-2 in league play. Thatrecord earned Taylor its firstnon-losing season in 20 yearsand the best CHL record sincethe league was formed in 1985,accordingtoGannettNewsSer-vice.

    Even though the 2012 cam-paign kicked off with threestraight losses, Huffman be-lieves his teams (Division IV)fortunesbegantochangewithaloss to New Richmond, a teamthat competes at the DivisionIII level.

    Later in that same season,Huffman and company earnedvictories over conference ri-vals IndianHill andMariemont- something the team hadntdone in Huffmans first fourseasons.

    Many of the players fromthat squad are back contribut-ing this season, and Huffmancredits themfor thisyears suc-cess.

    He said his team is doing thelittle things in offseason thatpay dividends when its time toplay the games, such as liftingweights and putting extra timeinto improving.

    WhenHuffman took over ashead coach, he said the pro-gram was one that didnt knowhow to work hard, but nowthats changed.

    Huffman said the biggestchallenge in turning around aprogram is getting the playersto believe.

    This year isnt much of asurprise because the guys be-lieve they can do it now, hesaid.

    Taylors play on the defen-sivesideof theball hashada lotto do with its early success asthe teamallowed just six pointsin its first four contests.

    The unit is led by defensivecoordinator Kevin Murphy,whose sons Hunter (defensiveline) and Connor (linebacker),areamong theconference lead-ers insackswithfourandthree,respectively.

    TheMurphy brothers arent

    Taylors Jake Baldock prepares to block a teammate during a practice drill Aug. 13. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITYPRESS

    Its turnaround timefor Taylor footballBy Nick [email protected]

    Taylor wide receiver Evan Martini makes the catch during a practicedrill Aug. 13. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

    IF YOU GOWhat: Taylor v. MariemontWhen: 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4Where: Taylors football

    stadium, 36 Harrison Ave.,North Bend, OH 45052Fun fact: Last seasons 5-5

    record was the first non-losingseason in more than 20 years.

    See TAYLOR, Page A7

  • OCTOBER 2, 2013 WESTERN HILLS PRESS A7SPORTS & RECREATION

    Boys golf St. Xavier won the

    GCL South tournamentSept. 23 with a score of1,184. Moeller (1,202) fin-ished second followed byLa Salle (1,275) and Elder(1,316).

    Bomber sophomoreKirran Magowan wasnamedGCL South Playerof the Year, while team-mates Brendan Keatingand Matt Schiller werenamed first team all-league.

    La Salles Daniel Wet-terich was also namedfirst-team All-GCL

    South.

    Boys soccer St. Xavier overcame

    a 1-0 deficit in the firsthalf to beat CovingtonCatholic 2-1, Sept. 26 be-hind goals from KileySunderhaus and RyanHadley.

    Girls soccer Sophomore Sydney

    Kilgore scored two goalsto leadOakHills over La-kotaWest 2-1, Sept. 24.

    TheLadyHighlandersimproved to 7-1-4 after a2-1 win over Lakota EastSept. 26 behind goalsfrom Katie Murray andBrianna Frondorf.

    JuniorsMeganGroll

    and Savannah Baconeach scored in Setons 2-0win over McAuley Sept.25. Senior Allie Luebber-ing recorded eight savesfor her second consecu-tive and fifth overallshutout.

    Boys cross country St. Xavier placed

    third at theTrinityValky-rieMeetSept.23.MichaelHall finishedfourthover-all, while teammate EvanStifel was fifth.

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    PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS

    By Tom [email protected]

    IN THE RUNNING

    The St. Jude boys passers soccer team are runners-up at the TCYP pre-season SAYsoccer tournament in August. They took a tough loss of 2-1 in the finals after leading1-0. In front, from left, are Brady Wise, Anthony Bley, Jack Kleiman, Zach Schmitz andassistant coach Randy Jackson; and in back are head coach Greg Schmitz, NickBushman, Grant Surendorff, Eric Long, James Jackson, Brayden Campbell andassistant coach Jason Campbell. Not pictured are Evan Valero, Joe Peters, and RyanRisenbeck. THANKS TO RANDY JACKSON

    WHITE OAK Sept. 16,2013, was a day J.K.Schaffer will never for-get.

    The La Salle HighSchool graduate, who hasbeen a mainstay on theCincinnati Bengals prac-tice squad since he wassigned Nov. 5, 2012, waspromoted to the 53-manroster and made his regu-lar season debut for theteam under the nationalspotlight ofMondayNightFootball against the rivalPittsburgh Steelers.

    I found out about fourhours before the gamethat Iwasgoing tobeplay-ing, so that was a crazyfeeling, the linebackersaid. Being a kid fromCincinnati, thats a dreamcome true playing Mon-dayNightFootball againstthe Steelers. I was onCloud 9, thats for sure,and it was special and Illnever forget it.

    The former Lancerplayed 22 snaps on specialteams, and while he didntrecord a tackle, he took tothebigstage in frontofhis

    father, brother and a hostof other family andfriends.

    Just hours later Schaff-ers dream quickly be-came reality and the busi-ness side of the NationalFootball League took over,as he was waived by theBengals Sept. 18 and re-signed to the practicesquad a day later. It wasone heck of a three-dayroller coaster ride for theUniversity of Cincinnatiproduct.

    One of my good bud-dies asked me how it wasand toput it inperspectivefor him I said think aboutfinally getting promotedto your dream job afterworking for it your wholelife and getting a $300,000promotion and having itall taken away the nextday, he said. Thats howit feels.

    While disappointing atthe time, Schaffer will beready for the next timehes called.

    Its not like I wont getanother opportunity andthat is what I am lookingforward to and thats allyou can hope for, he said. Ill be ready to play

    when my number getscalled.

    In what little free timehe has, Schaffer loves get-ting back to his roots inWhite Oak. Whenever hisLancers are at home onFriday nights, odds areyouwill see the linebackerstrolling the sidelines.Nothing isgoing tochangethat anytime soon.

    I love being aroundhere and when I get somefree time to go work outwhere Iwant, I comebackhere, the 2008 Lancergrad said of his highschool. This is home tome. I love watching themplay and I love beingaround here.

    His Lancers are off to a3-1 start under first-yearcoach Nate Moore andSchaffer loves the direc-tion his program is head-ing.

    I was on the searchcommittee that hired himso tome, it was a no-brain-er, he said ofMoore. Ilovewhathesdoing, I lovethe staff that hes put to-gether, I love the systemhesrollinghereatLaSalleand Im excited to seewhatsgoingtocomeof it.

    Cincinnati Bengals linebacker J.K. Schaffer heads to the locker room after their preseasongame against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium Aug. 29. The former La SalleLancer led the Bengals with 20 tackles in the preseason.JEFF SWINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

    Dreams become realityfor La Salle grad SchafferBy Tom [email protected]

    the biggest players on thefield, with Hunter listedat 180 pounds and Connorat 170, yet the two are stillmanaging tomake lifedif-ficult for opposing quar-terbacks.

    They just love thegameand theyplayhard,Huffman said.

    Connor and Hunter re-semble the makeup ofTaylors defense. Nobodyreally fits the mold of thehulking lineman or line-backer.

    Our guys play withheart and they keep com-ing after you, Huffmansaid. Were quick andwere disciplined in our

    approach. We get wherewere supposed to be andweget after the ball carri-er. Thats the attitude ofthis defense.

    With players such aslinebackers Sean Engelsand L.J. Rice, as well aslineman Austin Slovacek,the Jackets should con-tinue to get after the ball,according to Huffman.

    Onoffense, junior half-back Koty Kendall is es-tablishinghimselfandhasbeen stellar after makinghis debut as a sophomore.

    Through four games,Kendall rushed for 437yards (6.0 ypc) and fivetouchdowns.

    We can just keep giv-ing the ball and hell get itup in there and the offen-sive line does a nice jobblocking, Huffman said.

    In the trenches, theYellow Jackets featureone returning starter, butthe unit is starting to gel,according to Huffman.

    Quarterback NickKoehne, who has beenbanged up throughout theyear, is also holding hisown, according to Huff-man.

    While the defense maybe ahead of the offense atthis point, Huffman cansee the offense gainingground, while the defenseremains steady.

    I thinkwell get betteras the year goes on andour defense will remainsolid, he said. We reallyhavent played a completegame yet as I would lookat it. I think there are bet-ter things to come for us(on offense).

    TaylorContinued from Page A6

    ing tomake an even deep-er run than they did lastseason when they quali-fied for districts as ateam.

    Coming off a win likethis is a huge relief and agreat achievement forus, Strine said. I seeno reason for us not tohave some success andhopefully some thingsclick when we go back toWeatherwax (for dis-tricts) and we can take

    that momentum for theGMC and maybe some-

    thing happens and we canget to state as a team orwith an individual.

    GolfContinued from Page A6

    Ben Laumann tees off forOak Hills at the 2011Division I districttournament. The seniorfinished sixth overall atWeatherwax Golf Course tohelp the Highlanders wintheir first ever GMC titleSept. 20.FILE ART

    Oak Hills SamMeek teesoff at the Division I districttournament in 2011. Thenow senior shot a two-daytotal of 154 to finish secondat the GMC tournamentSept. 20 and help theHighlanders to a first-placefinish.FILE ART

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    WESTERNHILLSPRESSEditor: Dick Maloney, [email protected], 248-7134

    Oak Hills overdue for new levyThe Oak Hills Board of

    Education is seeking taxpayerapproval for a 4.82-mill emer-gency operating levy on theNov. 5 ballot. If approved, thelevy is will expire in 2018.

    Its been 16 years since theschool district has asked vot-ers to approve new revenuefor school operations. To putthat into perspective, that wasseven years before Google,eight years before YouTubeand 10 years before anyonehad even heard of Facebook.

    Y2K was believed to be areal fear and the Reds werestill playing in RiverfrontStadium. Our graduatingclasses from 2012, 2011 and2010 never experienced aschool levy during their K-12time with us.

    It has beensaid that thequality of acommunitycan be mea-sured by thequality of itspublic schoolsystem. Webelieve in thatand work hardto provide a

    quality education to studentsso that our community canthrive.

    We do not want to see homevalues decrease and we do notwant people to have difficultyselling their homes. We wantto continue providing the top-notch educational experiencesthat our community expects.

    Several million dollars in

    cuts over the past five yearshave allowed us to delay theneed for an operating levy.Those cuts include teachers,administrators, secretaries,custodians, food service andeducational support staff. Wehave reduced all budgets byapproximately 20 percent andreduced expenditures by out-sourcing our technology workand treasurer services. Classsizes across the district haveincreased. We can delay nolonger without deeper reduc-tions.

    If the levy fails, 50 moreteachers will be cut and classsizes in our middle schoolsand high schools will increase.An additional five custodianswill be cut and we will begincleaning classrooms once or

    twice a week. An additionaladministrative position will beeliminated. Our middleschools will return to the tra-ditional junior high model andacademic teaming will be-come a thing of the past. OakHills High School will see theelimination of many courseelectives and will lose oneperiod of instruction.

    We can all agree that timeshave changed since the turn ofthe century and even educa-tional theories have evolved.New tools and technologymake learning more acces-sible preparing students to besuccessful in life. The pace ofchange is quickening. Some ofour students are graduatinghigh school with an entiresemester of college or more

    under their belt unheard of adecade ago. We need commu-nity support in order to main-tain that competitive advan-tage and continue to providean innovative, contemporary,and professional learningenvironment leading to jobsfor our graduates.

    If you seek additional in-formation regarding Issue 20,visit our website atwww.ohlsd.us. If you do nothave Internet access andwould like information mailedto you, call our district officeat 513-574-3200.

    I encourage you to exerciseyour right to vote Nov. 5.

    Todd Yohey is superintendent ofSchools, Oak Hills Local SchoolDistrict.

    Todd YoheyCOMMUNITY PRESSGUEST COLUMNIST

    The recent Cincinnati En-quirer article, Whos going torepresent your part of town?(Sept. 21), reminds me of themore than 500 petitions andhundreds of Proud CovedaleResident yard signs request-ing the city to again recognizeCovedale as a constituent andprominent part of Cincinnati and how our voices are notheard.

    It began when then Council-man John Cranley met withCovedale residents. Havinggrown up in Price Hill he ac-knowledged that Covedale is adistinct area, separate fromPrice Hill. He suggested thatCovedale become an officialneighborhood, to make it eligi-ble for city NSP funds, so as todouble the investment dollarsfor the area the city calls WestPrice Hill.

    However, he then impliedthat Covedale is not worthy ofneighborhood status, saying,Sorry Jim, Im in Pete Wittescamp on this. The west sideactivist then campaigned onCranleys behalf.

    When the Price Hill CivicClub announced its plans toerect Price Hill welcome signswithin Covedale, Covedalerepresentatives met with theclubs board and expressed thatit would upset local residents.The signs appeared anyway. Sowe looked to our State Rep.Denies Driehaus, who revealedthat her west side Catholicupbringing prevented her fromsupporting the Covedale Rec-ognition Effort.

    Covedale residents thenaddressed the Livable Commu-nities Committee. Vice MayorRoxanne Qualls ordered thatthe contentious signs be cov-ered, that Covedale representa-tives provide the city withhistoric documentation as away to re-establish the Cov-edale boundaries, and that theymeet with the Price Hill CivicClub board to resolve the mat-ter.

    However, the following dayCouncilman Jeff Berding mo-tioned that a study be made todetermine the cost of covering

    the signs, andignored ouroffer to coverthem at no costto the city. Nomatter, we metwith the board,olive branch inhand in theform of a 78-page documentthat clearly

    debunks the Price Hill CivicClubs Covedale doesnt existnotion. However, the clubspresident, Mark Armstrong,boldly declared, Nomatterwhat your document says wewill never recognize Cov-edale.

    After hand delivering thedocument to every council-persons office we received noacknowledgement. We havequestioned the city administra-tion to no avail, How, when,and why did Covedale, a oncerecognized neighborhood, looseits autonomy? How is callingCovedale Price Hill good forCovedale? But we did learnthat Berdings cost study wasnever made.

    Not surprisingly those can-didates who supported theCovedale Recognition Effortduring the last election didextremely well on the westside. Dark horse Chris Seel-bach, who promised to makeCovedale the 53rd neighbor-hood, won a seat. But he alsohas failed us. After acknowl-edging that he did well in theCovedale ward, he refused tochampion our cause.

    Frankly, Covedale residentsare tired of false promisesmade to advance personalagendas. All we expect is asincere effort to help usachieve our vision. All we ex-pect is that our elected repre-sentatives do their job.

    We are waiting to hear.Whos going to represent Cov-edale?

    Jim Grawe is the co-founder of theCovedale Neighborhood Association.He can be reached at covedaleneigh-borhoodassoc @gmail.com.

    Whos goingto representCovedale?

    Jim GraweCOMMUNITY PRESSGUEST COLUMNIST

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    OUR ELECTIONS LETTERS, COLUMNS POLICY

    Sept. 25 questionShould college athletes be

    paid? If so, now much? If not,why not?

    College athletes should re-ceivescholarshipsandstipendsfor play. A large percentage ofplayers come from low-incomefamilies that cannot financiallysupport the athletes.

    The scholarships do not in-clude extramoney for daily ex-penses.Asaresult, anumberofplayers inrecent timeshavere-sorted to selling awards, auto-graphs and accepting cars andother favors because they havenomoney.

    I do appreciate that com-mon sense and good judgmentalso play a role. However, howmany readers of the could sur-vive on no income?

    We all know that athletescannot not get jobs duringschool due to the demands ontheir schedules for training,practice and playing locallyand across country and thentheres studying, attendingclasses and homework.

    Come on, we all enjoywatching themperformandes-pecially winning. Lets pay ourcollege athletes!

    E.E.C.

    Yes, I believe athletes whoare requested to spend a stipu-latednumber of days eachyearoncampusorat a facilitydesig-nated for athletic games/train-ing should be paid a stipend fortheir time. The stipend shouldbe uniform for each sport anddesigned to cover expenses notpaid by the college/university.

    Todays athletes in somesports do not have summers tothemselves during which theycanearnextraspendingmoney.Many are from homes wheremoney is in short supply. This

    stipend should cover recrea-tion, food and, books which arenot furnished by their school.

    As a non-athlete attendingcollege from a poor home I re-membermanydayswhere Iex-istedononecandybarall day inorder to have bus fare for mytrip home. I can understandwhysomekidsareforcedtoselltheir jerseys in order to pay fora weekend date.

    Sure, they get a free educa-tion that others pay dearly for,but their life should not be thatof a total drudger. And, need Imention the money they bringin at some schools.

    Because some schools losemoney on athletics, to pay ornotpayshouldbevoluntaryandthe amount set by theNCAA orother governing sports organi-zation to which the school be-longs.

    T.J.

    This is part of their educa-tional experience and if anycompensation is granted thatmovesintotheprofessional lev-el, and the pricing of a collegegame or event would be costprohibitiveasit isnowwithpro-fessional sports.

    Maybe a reduction on theirtuitionmaybe, but not compen-

    sation!O.H.R.

    College athletes on scholar-ship already are paid in theform of an education. Problemis they are also very often en-ticed into coming to a certainschool for other reasons than toplay a sport and get an educa-tion boosters offer bribes ofmoney, sex, and various thingsthey shouldnt be offering.

    TRog

    Absolutely not! Its not justthat colleges should be placesfor learning and that the U.S.needs to put a higher value onthat than on sport, though thatis true.

    We have seen the NFLcome to an understanding ofthe dangers of concussion toyoungplayers, yet in the last 24hours I heard that one of our lo-cal high school coaches sug-gested to a freshman quarter-back thathenotgo to thedoctorafter taking a hit because hewould not be able to play for acouple of weeks. I hope that isnot true, but I regret that itprobably is.

    The point is that even thecurrent system puts way toomuch pressure on young play-ers, their families and coachesto make decisions which arebad for their long-term health.Money to play for collegewould only make this situationworse.

    High school ball should beabout having fun, but above allabout staying healthy, even ifthat means taking a couple ofweeks off and the team possi-bly losingacoupleofgamessowhat thats not nearly as badas risking severe neurologicaldamage which may only showup later in life.

    D.R.

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    THIS WEEKSQUESTIONThe House has passed an ex-emption from federal law toallow the Delta Queen to onceagain operate as an overnightpassenger vessel. Would youfeel safe as a passenger on theDelta Queen? Why or why not?

    Every week we ask readers a questionthey can reply to via e-mail. Send youranswers to [email protected] withChatroom in the subject line.

  • LIFELIFE PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPESWESTERNHILLSPRESSWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013

    GREEN TWP. The twistedsteel beam in front of the town-ship administration buildingwill serveas lastingreminder tonever forget the terrorist at-tacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    Township officials, firefight-ers, police officers, state andcounty leaders and communitymembers gathered Wednesday,Sept. 11, to dedicate the town-ships new 9/11memorial.

    The commemorative monu-ment dedicated to the nearly3,000 people who died in NewYork City, at the Pentagon inWashington, D.C., and in thefield outside Shanksville, PA, iscomprised of a piece of steelfrom theWorld Trade Center.

    Recovered from Ground Ze-ro, the 12-foot steel beam wasdonated to the township by thePortAuthority ofNewYork andNew Jersey.

    Thismonument will remainas a testament to how on Sept.11, 2001, terrorists and thosewho wished us harm tried tochange America, Green Town-ship Trustee Chairman RockyBoiman said.

    And change they did, butnot in theway they intended. In-stead of breaking us, they didnothing but bring us closer to-gether, and we as Americansshowed,collectivelyasone, thatwewill not run, we will not hideand we will not be broken.

    Green Township Fire & EMSChief Douglas Witsken said thetownship first learned steelbeams from the World TradeCenter were being made avail-able in 2009, and beganworkingto bring a piece of steel to thetownship to make a memorial.

    Withhelp fromtownship res-ident Linda Tenhundfeld andthe Port Authority of New Yorkand New Jersey, Witsken saidthe township received a steelbeam in August 2011.

    Its really rewarding ... tosee it finally come to fruitionand to have a memorial builtthat will stand for many yearshere in Green Township, Wit-sken said.

    In addition to speeches byBoiman and Witsken, the dedi-cation ceremony also includedremarks from State Sen. BillSeitz, StateRep. LouTerhar and

    Green Township District FireChief Ed Thomas.

    Thomas serveswith theOhioTask Force 1 search and rescue

    team and spent 10 days in Man-hattan following the terroristsattacks to assistwith the searchand rescue efforts at Ground

    Zero.We, as a team, responded to

    the World Trade Center unsureof what we were going to findand what lied ahead, he said.It was my honor to be able towork alongside some of thebravest, dedicated individuals Iever met, and those were themembers of the New York FireDepartment and New York Po-lice Department. They had anundying dedication to their taskat hand and by experiencingthat, that became my task andour teams task.

    He said, to him and otherfirst responders, the townshipsmemorial representsmore thanjust the events of 9/11. He saidits a tribute to those who gavetheir lives, and continue to give

    their lives, while performingtheir swornduties toprotect thepublic.

    Every time we look at thissteel we need to remember thesacrifices that were made thatday and all the sacrifices thathave been made since then,Thomas said.

    Boiman encourages resi-dents to visit the memorial of-ten, especially in times whentheyve lost faith or hope in ourcountry.

    Be remindedof thebrother-hood, the love and the patrio-tism that still makes America ashining city on a hill, he said.

    GREEN TWP. DEDICATES NEW9/11MEMORIAL

    By Kurt [email protected]

    Bagpiper Mike Gregorio, a firefighter with the Cincinnati Fire Department, stands ready to play God BlessAmerica as part of the ceremony dedicating Green Townships 9/11memorial. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITYPRESS

    Green Townships new 9/11memorial honors all the victims of the Sept.11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The 12-foot steel beam from the World TradeCenter stands in front of the township administration office. KURTBACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

    Green Township resident Dick Horton gets a closer look at Green Townships new 9/11memorial. The townshipdedicated the memorial during a ceremonyWednesday, Sept. 11. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

    Miami Township resident Arlene Doerger, a retired Green Townshipemployee, takes a moment to look at Green Townships new 9/11memorial. The memorial is comprised of a piece of steel from the fallenWorld Trade Center in New York City. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

    Green Township Fire & EMS ChiefDouglas Witsken addresses thecrowd during the dedication ofthe townships new 9/11memorial. Township officials andcommunity members gatheredfor the ceremony Wednesday,Sept. 11. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THECOMMUNITY PRESS

    MORE ONLINEGo to Cincinnati.com/GreenTownship to see photos

    and video highlights of thededication.

    Green Township District Fire ChiefEd Thomas, who serves with OhioTask Force 1 and responded tohelp with search and rescueefforts at Ground Zero in NewYork City, shared some of hisexperiences during the dedicationof the 9/11memorial. KURTBACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

  • B2 WESTERN HILLS PRESS OCTOBER 2, 2013

    THURSDAY, OCT. 3Exercise ClassesTai Chi, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Oak HillsHigh School, 3200 EbenezerRoad, Weekly through Nov. 7.System of movement from Chinacombining general exercise andfocused meditation. Ages 18 andup. $50. Registration required.451-3595. Green Township.

    Senior CitizensMovement Class for Seniors,11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner PhysicalTherapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6,first class free. 923-1700;www.guenthnerpt.com.MonfortHeights.

    FRIDAY, OCT. 4Drink TastingsWine Tasting, 5:30-8 p.m.,Nature Nook Florist andWineShop, 10 S. Miami Ave., Selec-tions from fine wine collection.Includes snacks. Ages 21 and up.$6. 467-1988; www.naturenoo-konline.com. Cleves.

    Farmers MarketLettuce EatWell FarmersMarket, 3-7 p.m., CheviotUnited Methodist Church, 3820Westwood Northern Blvd.,Locally produced food items.Free. 481-1914; www.lewfm.org.Cheviot.

    FestivalsDonauschwaben Oktoberfest,6 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Donausch-waben Park, 4290 Dry RidgeRoad, Germanmusic, dancegroup performances and Trach-ten Parade. Wide selection offood and drink with 20-plusGerman and domestic beers andwines. Pit-roasted Bavarian porkand chicken, sausage and gou-lash dinners. Car show on Sun-day. Family friendly. $3. 385-2098; www.donauschwaben-.com. Colerain Township.

    SATURDAY, OCT. 5FestivalsDonauschwaben Oktoberfest,1 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Donausch-waben Park, $3. 385-2098;www.donauschwaben.com.Colerain Township.

    Garden ClubsHillside Community GardenRegular Gardening Day, 9a.m.-noon, Hillside CommunityGarden, 5701Delhi Road, Gardentogether in unique hillside ediblegarden. All experience levelswelcome. Dress for weather andbring water to drink. Workgloves and boots recommended.Other useful items are pruningshears and shovels. Free. 400-4511; hillsidegardendelhi.com.Delhi Township.

    Home & GardenHamilton County Recyclingand SolidWaste District YardTrimmings Drop-Off, 11:30a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717Bridgetown Road, HamiltonCounty residents can drop offyard trimmings for free. Free.598-3089; bit.ly/11UQb9r. GreenTownship.

    ShoppingRummage and Bake Sale, 9a.m.-1 p.m., Peace LutheranChurch, 1451 Ebenezer Road,941-5177. Green Township.

    SUNDAY, OCT. 6Exercise ClassesYoga, 4:30-5:30 p.m., GuenthnerPhysical Therapy, 5557 CheviotRoad, Strengthen, stretch andtone with gentle postures thatrelease tension rand support theintegrity of the spine. Familyfriendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10classes. 923-1700; www.guenth-nerpt.com.Monfort Heights.

    FestivalsDonauschwaben Oktoberfest,10 a.m.-8 p.m., DonauschwabenPark, $3. 385-2098; www.do-nauschwaben.com. ColerainTownship.

    Home & GardenHamilton County Recyclingand SolidWaste District YardTrimmings Drop-Off, 11:30a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free.598-3089; bit.ly/11UQb9r. GreenTownship.

    Music - ClassicalWestside Community BandSpring Concert, 2 p.m., Collegeof Mount St. Joseph, 5701DelhiRoad, Auditorium. Formerlyknown as the Mount CommunityConcert Band. Directed by KennyBierschenk. Leaders and Heroes:

    concert celebrating history ofleadership and heroism in Amer-ica. Free. 328-4853; www.mymcc-b.org. Delhi Township.

    Senior CitizensOver 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., DelhiSenior and Community Center,647 Neeb Road, Non-memberswelcome. Music by Nelson. $5.451-3560. Delhi Township.

    MONDAY, OCT. 7Art & Craft ClassesStained GlassMake It and TakeIt, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope ArtCollective, 3651Harrison Ave.,Learn basic skills of cutting glass,foil wrap and how to use simplewelding iron to make stainedglass item of your choosing. Allsupplies included. $25. 225-8441;www.broadhopeartcollective-.com. Cheviot.

    Clubs & OrganizationsWest Hills Music ClubMeeting,7 p.m., Green Township BranchLibrary, 6525 Bridgetown Road,Guest artists Stacey and ScotWoolley, violin and piano. Guestswelcome. Refreshments. Free.922-2052. Green Township.

    Exercise ClassesGentle Ashtanga VinyasaYoga, 7 p.m., EarthConnection,370 Neeb Road, Moving med-itation, increasing strength andflexibility, allowing for calmingof mind and refreshing of spirit.Bring mat. $35 five-class pass; $8drop-In. 675-2725; www.yogaby-marietta.com. Delhi Township.

    Music - ClassicalStacey and ScotWoolley, 7p.m., Green Township BranchLibrary, 6525 Bridgetown Road,Piano and violin. Guest artists forWest Hills Music Club meeting.542-6734. Green Township.

    Senior CitizensMovement Class for Seniors,11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner PhysicalTherapy, $6, first class free.923-1700; www.guenthnerpt-.com.Monfort Heights.

    TUESDAY, OCT. 8Farmers MarketSayler Park FarmersMarket,4-7 p.m., Nelson Sayler MemorialPark, Parkland Avenue andMonitor Street, Farmers Marketwith home-grown items likefruits, vegetables, desserts, salsas,relishes, jam and olive oil. 675-0496. Sayler Park.

    WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9Exercise ClassesYoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., GuenthnerPhysical Therapy, $7 walk-in;$120 for 10 classes. 923-1700;www.guenthnerpt.com.MonfortHeights.Gentle Ashtanga VinyasaYoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnec-tion, $35 five-class pass; $8drop-In. 675-2725; www.yogaby-marietta.com. Delhi Township.Aqua Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Oak HillsHigh School, 3200 EbenezerRoad, With Deb Yaeger. $10.451-3595; ohlsd.us/community-education. Green Township.

    Health / WellnessBreastfeeding Basics, 7-9:30p.m., Mercy Health WesternHills Hospital, 3131Queen CityAve., Breastfeeding is a learnedskill for mother and baby. Discusshow to breastfeed, how toprevent problems, and returningto work or school. Fathers andother who provide supportencouraged to attend. $20.Registration required. 956-3729;www.e-mercy.com.Westwood.

    Religious - CommunityWednesday Night Solutions,7-8:30 p.m., VineyardWestsideChurch, 3420 Glenmore Ave.,Weekly interactive DVD presen-tation hosted by Dr. Henry Cloudand Dr. John Townsend. Varietyof topics addressing everydayissues such as communication,conflict and more. 922-7897;www.cloudtownsend.com/resources/solutions. Cheviot.Free CommunityMeal, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Central Church ofChrist, 3501 Cheviot Ave., Free.481-5820; www.centralchurchof-christ1.com.Westwood.

    Senior CitizensZumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., GreenTownship Senior Center, 3620Epley Road, Modified Zumba forseniors and beginners withstanding and chair participation.For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes.205-5064; www.debsfitnessparty-.com. Green Township.

    THURSDAY, OCT. 10Drink TastingsTaste for a Cause, 6-8 p.m.,College of Mount St. Joseph,5701Delhi Road, Corona Roomat Seton Center. Taste five wines.Includes appetizers. Basket raffleand door prizes. Sponsorshiplevels available. Ages 21 and up.Benefits TheWomens Connec-tion. $25. 471-4673; www.thewo-mensconnection.org. DelhiTownship.

    Senior CitizensMovement Class for Seniors,11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner PhysicalTherapy, $6, first class free.923-1700; www.guenthnerpt-.com.Monfort Heights.

    FRIDAY, OCT. 11Farmers MarketLettuce EatWell FarmersMarket, 3-7 p.m., CheviotUnited Methodist Church, Free.481-1914; www.lewfm.org.Cheviot.

    On Stage - TheaterClue and Clue Jr., 7 p.m. (Youngadult cast), Westwood Town HallRecreation Center, 3017 HarrisonAve., Who-dunnit mystery basedon hit film starring Tim Curry.$10, $8 students, $6 ages 10 andunder. 702-3910; [email protected].

    SATURDAY, OCT. 12Art & Craft ClassesChainmaille 101: Bracelet, 1-3p.m., Broadhope Art Collective,3651Harrison Ave., Make Euro-pean 4-1weave bracelet inbeginners workshop. No experi-ence necessary, all suppliesincluded. For ages 12 and up,adult supervision required forages 11 and under. $35. 225-8441;www.broadhopeartcollective-.com. Cheviot.

    BenefitsParty for Police Officer IngridWeber, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., CheviotMemorial Fieldhouse, 3729 RobbAve., Includes music by Carl Gand Howln Maxx, draft beer,refreshments, food and entry fordoor prize. Benefits Cincinnatipolice officer who had tumorremoved from her throat, diag-nosed as anaplastic thyroid stage4 cancer, and will undergo manyrounds of chemotherapy andradiation treatments. $10. 706-8397. Cheviot.

    FestivalsHarvest Fest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,Sayler Park Town Square, Be-tween Gracely Drive and Park-land Avenue, Music, food, crafts,face painting, mums, raffles,pumpkins and more. Free.941-3153. Sayler Park.

    Garden ClubsHillside Community GardenRegular Gardening Day, 9a.m.-noon, Hillside CommunityGarden, Free. 400-4511; hillside-gardendelhi.com. Delhi Town-ship.

    Home & GardenHamilton County Recyclingand SolidWaste District YardTrimmings Drop-Off, 11:30a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free.598-3089; bit.ly/11UQb9r. GreenTownship.

    On Stage - TheaterClue and Clue Jr., 2 p.m. (Juniorcast) and 7 p.m. (Adult cast),

    Westwood Town Hall RecreationCenter, $10, $8 students, $6 ages10 and under. 702-3910; [email protected].

    SUNDAY, OCT. 13Art & Craft ClassesBeginning Knitting, 3-4:30 p.m.,Broadhope Art Collective, 3651Harrison Ave., Learn basics ofcasting on, knit and purl stitchesand casting off. $10. ThroughOct. 26. 225-8441; www.broad-hopeartcollective.com. Cheviot.

    Exercise ClassesYoga, 4:30-5:30 p.m., GuenthnerPhysical Therapy, $7 walk-in;$120 for 10 classes. 923-1700;www.guenthnerpt.com.MonfortHeights.

    Home & GardenHamilton County Recyclingand SolidWaste District YardTrimmings Drop-Off, 11:30a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free.598-3089; bit.ly/11UQb9r. GreenTownship.

    On Stage - TheaterClue and Clue Jr., 5:30 p.m.(Teen cast), Westwood Town HallRecreation Center, $10, $8 stu-dents, $6 ages 10 and under.702-3910; [email protected].

    MONDAY, OCT. 14Art & Craft ClassesStained GlassMake It and TakeIt, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope ArtCollective, $25. 225-8441;www.broadhopeartcollective-.com. Cheviot.

    Exercise ClassesGentle Ashtanga VinyasaYoga, 7 p.m., EarthConnection,$35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In.675-2725; www.yogabymarietta-.com. Delhi Township.

    Senior CitizensMovement Class for Seniors,11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner PhysicalTherapy, $6, first class free.923-1700; www.guenthnerpt-.com.Monfort Heights.

    TUESDAY, OCT. 15Farmers MarketSayler Park FarmersMarket,4-7 p.m., Nelson Sayler MemorialPark, 675-0496. Sayler Park.

    WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16AuctionsQuarter Auction, 6:30-9 p.m.,American Legion Post 534 Cham-bers-Hautman-Budde, 4618 RiverRoad, Delhi Diva vendors. Partici-pating vendors include: Silpada,Tupperware, 31, Premier, Micheand more. Special raffle tablefeatured. Hot sandwiches,snacks, soda/beer available forpurchase. Benefits Cincy WalksTeam Rev It Up 4 CCF. $1 perpaddle. 636-2075. Riverside.

    Clubs & OrganizationsPioneer Antique & HobbyAssociationMonthlyMeet-ing, 7:30 p.m., Nathanael

    Greene Lodge, 6394WesselmanRoad, Mulberry Room. David Dayspeaks about Vanishing Cincin-nati. Guests welcome. 451-4822.Green Township.

    Exercise ClassesYoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., GuenthnerPhysical Therapy, $7 walk-in;$120 for 10 classes. 923-1700;www.guenthnerpt.com.MonfortHeights.Gentle Ashtanga VinyasaYoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnec-tion, $35 five-class pass; $8drop-In. 675-2725; www.yogaby-marietta.com. Delhi Township.

    Health / WellnessShoulder Pain Q&A, 6:30-7:30p.m., Beacon Orthopaedics &Sports Medicine-West, 6480Harrison Ave., For those thinkingabout shoulder surgery. Seminarto learn more about surgicaloptions. Free. 354-7635;www.beaconortho.com. GreenTownship.

    Religious - CommunityWednesday Night Solutions,7-8:30 p.m., VineyardWestsideChurch, 922-7897; www.cloud-townsend.com/resources/solu-tions. Cheviot.Free CommunityMeal, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Central Church ofChrist, Free. 481-5820; www.cen-tralchurchofchrist1.com.West-wood.

    Senior CitizensZumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., GreenTownship Senior Center, $3, $25for 10 classes. 205-5064;www.debsfitnessparty.com.Green Township.

    THURSDAY, OCT. 17On Stage - TheaterDracula, 7:30 p.m., CovedaleCenter for the Performing Arts,4990 Glenway Ave., Lucy Sewardhas been attacked by somemysterious illness. Dr. Van Hels-ing believes that the girl is thevictim of a vampire. The vampireis at last found to be a certainCount Dracula, whose ghost is atlast laid to rest in a striking andnovel manner. $24, $21 studentsand ages 60 and up. 241-6550;www.cincinnatilandmarkproduc-tions.com.West Price Hill.

    Senior CitizensMovement Class for Seniors,11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner PhysicalTherapy, $6, first class free.923-1700; www.guenthnerpt-.com.Monfort Heights.

    FRIDAY, OCT. 18Drink TastingsWine Tasting, 5:30-8 p.m.,Nature Nook Florist andWineShop, $6. 467-1988; www.nature-nookonline.com. Cleves.

    Farmers MarketLettuce EatWell FarmersMarket, 3-7 p.m., CheviotUnited Methodist Church, Free.481-1914; www.lewfm.org.Cheviot.

    On Stage - TheaterClue and Clue Jr., 7 p.m. (Teen

    cast), Westwood Town HallRecreation Center, $10, $8 stu-dents, $6 ages 10 and under.702-3910; [email protected], 8 p.m., Covedale Centerfor the Performing Arts, $24, $21students and ages 60 and up.241-6550; www.cincinnatiland-markproductions.com.WestPrice Hill.

    SATURDAY, OCT. 19Garden ClubsHillside Community GardenRegular Gardening Day, 9a.m.-noon, Hillside CommunityGarden, Free. 400-4511; hillside-gardendelhi.com. Delhi Town-ship.

    Home & GardenHamilton County Recyclingand SolidWaste District YardTrimmings Drop-Off, 11:30a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free.598-3089; bit.ly/11UQb9r. GreenTownship.

    Music - ConcertsCollin Raye, 7:30-10 p.m., Col-lege of Mount St. Joseph, 5701Delhi Road, Country musicianwith 16 No. 1 hits and five plati-num albums. Benefits CatholicElementary School Tuition Assis-tance Programs. $35. 484-0157;www.gcparts.org. Delhi Town-ship.

    On Stage - TheaterClue and Clue Jr., 2 p.m. (Juniorcast) and 7 p.m. (Young adultcast), Westwood Town HallRecreation Center, $10, $8 stu-dents, $6 ages 10 and under.702-3910; [email protected], 8 p.m., Covedale Centerfor the Performing Arts, $24, $21students and ages 60 and up.241-6550; www.cincinnatiland-markproductions.com.WestPrice Hill.

    Religious - CommunityThe Power of Pause, 9 a.m.-3p.m., Sisters of Charity of Cincin-nati, 5900 Delhi Road, CedarsMotherhouse. Day of pauseprovides chance for souls tocatch up with bodies. $45. Regis-tration required. 347-5449. DelhiTownship.

    SUNDAY, OCT. 20Exercise ClassesYoga, 4:30-5:30 p.m., GuenthnerPhysical Therapy, $7 walk-in;$120 for 10 classes. 923-1700;www.guenthnerpt.com.MonfortHeights.

    Holiday - HalloweenTrunk or Treat, 1-3 p.m., GraceLutheran Church, 3628 BoudinotAve., Trick or treating out ofdecorated trunks. Includes snacksand games. Costumes encour-aged. Free. 661-5166.Westwood.

    Home & GardenHamilton County Recyclingand SolidWaste District YardTrimmings Drop-Off, 11:30a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free.598-3089; bit.ly/11UQb9r. GreenTownship.

    On Stage - TheaterClue and Clue Jr., 5:30 p.m.(Adult cast), Westwood TownHall Recreation Center, $10, $8students, $6 ages 10 and under.702-3910; [email protected], 2 p.m., Covedale Centerfor the Performing Arts, $24, $21students and ages 60 and up.241-6550; www.cincinnatiland-markproductions.com.WestPrice Hill.

    MONDAY, OCT. 21Art & Craft ClassesStained GlassMake It and TakeIt, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope ArtCollective, $25. 225-8441;www.broadhopeartcollective-.com. Cheviot.

    Exercise ClassesGentle Ashtanga VinyasaYoga, 7 p.m., EarthConnection,$35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In.675-2725; www.yogabymarietta-.com. Delhi Township.

    Senior CitizensMovement Class for Seniors,11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner PhysicalTherapy, $6, first class free.923-1700; www.guenthnerpt-.com.Monfort Heights.

    TUESDAY, OCT. 22Farmers MarketSayler Park FarmersMarket,4-7 p.m., Nelson Sayler MemorialPark, 675-0496. Sayler Park.

    THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

    The Cincinnati Donauschwaben Societys annual Oktoberfest is 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. FridayOct. 4, 1 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, atDonauschwaben Park, 4290 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township. Admission is $3. Shuttleparking from St. John the Baptist School is available. For more information, call513-385-2098 or visit www.donauschwaben.com. Pictured are the DonauschwabenSchuhplattler.FILE PHOTO

    ABOUT CALENDARTo submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click

    on Share! Send digital photos to [email protected] with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence.Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more

    calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from amenu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page.

  • OCTOBER 2, 2013 WESTERN HILLS PRESS B3LIFE

    Cincinnati Astronomi-cal Society is hostingCASKids: Asteroids,Leftovers of the SolarSystem, at 7 p.m. Satur-day, Oct. 5, at the Society,5274 Zion Road in Cleves.Stargazing follows(weather permitting).

    Donations are request-ed.Theprogramisopentokids of all ages, and idealfor grades one throughsix. No reservations re-quired.

    Can youname the plan-ets? Mercury. Venus.Earth. Mars. Cincinnati.Jupiter. Saturn. Uranus,Neptune. Cincinnati?

    Between Mars and Ju-piter are thousands ofsmall rocky worlds toosmall to be planets, butmany large enough tohave earned names. Whatare they? Where did they

    come from? Why "Cincin-nati"?

    Steve Tilford from theCincinnati AstronomicalSociety will explore thethousands of rockyworlds betweenMars andJupiter. What are they?Where did they comefrom? Can they affect ourlittle planet? Astrono-merswill beonhand toan-swer all the spacey ques-tions, show how tele-scopes work, and guestscan view the night skythrough big telescopes.

    Have a telescope, bigor small? Bring it alongfor expert help exploringthe night sky.

    Asteroids focusof CASKidsOct. 5 event

    Wewere in Penn-sylvania this past week-end for the MotherEarth News Fair, whereI was a presenter. My

    topic wasBibleherbs andfoods forvibranthealth andlongevity,and it wasa wellreceivedpresenta-tion withlots of

    interaction with theparticipants.

    I had several differ-ent kinds of onions onhand to talk about sinceonions are mentioned inthe Book of Numbersand one of the mosthealthful veggies. Onelady mentioned thatonions planted next tocabbage make goodgarden companions,keeping both healthy.Then another personspoke up about potatoes.

    Plant them next tocorn and theyll both dogreat, he said. Strange-ly enough, thats how weplanted our onions thisyear, not having a cluethey were good for eachother. Maybe thats whythe onions we dug up forthis German potato saladwere so tasty. And nextyear well plant the pota-toes next to the corn.

    OktoberfestGerman potatosalad

    This is as close as Ican get to the recipe ofmy Germanmother-in-law, Clara. Easy andreally good. I used redpotatoes for this recipe.If you use baking pota-toes, which contain morestarch, they will soak upmore of the dressing.

    8 slices bacon (I used thicksliced), cut into littlepieces then sauteed (save

    drippings)1 heaping cup choppedonion

    1-2 ribs celery, chopped (iftheyre real long, use one,more can be added if youlike)

    2 tablespoons flour23 cup cider vinegar or totaste

    1 cup water13 cup sugar or to tasteSalt and pepperAbout 8 cups sliced cookedpotatoes (cook, then sliceinto 14-inch pieces)

    Cook onion and celeryin about 4 tablespoonsbacon drippings untiltender, but dont let on-ion brown. Celery maystill be crisp. Sprinkleflour over and blend.Mixture may be a bitlumpy. Add vinegar andwater and cook, stirringuntil bubbly and slightlythick. Stir in sugar, cookabout 5 minutes or so.Stir in potatoes and ba-con, heat through, stir-ring to coat potatoes.Season. Serve warm orroom temperature. Maybe made a couple daysahead.

    Slaw stuffedpeppers

    For the Eastern HillsJournal and Price HillPress readers who re-membered buying theseat local delis. This recipeis over 30 years old andis from a Farm Journalcookbook, so it should beauthentic. You can cut itin half. And does any-body besides me remem-ber calling bell peppersmangoes?!

    12 whole green bellpeppers

    4 quarts water14 cup salt2 medium heads cabbage,finely shredded

    14 cup salt4 oz. pimentos, diced514 cups sugar6 cups water6 cups cider vinegar112 teaspoons whole cloves

    5 sticks cinnamon112 tablespoons wholeallspice

    112 teaspoons salt

    Slice tops off peppersand remove seeds. Soakovernight in solution of 4quarts water and 14 cu


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