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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012

Election results Because of our deadlines, there are no election results in this week’s Northwest Press. For election results right now, please see our on-line election coverage at www.cincinnati.com/election.

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Northwest schools move ahead with $3.44M in cuts By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

The Northwest Local School District Board of Education told administrators they stand by the reduction plan developed by the district staff and approved moving ahead with $3.44 million in cuts for the coming school year. The board voted unanimously to move ahead at its Feb. 27 meeting. The district estimates it will save more than $1 million eliminating the equivalent of 21 fulltime teaching positions. The plan means a three-year narrow grade range pilot that has been in place at Welch and Pleasant Run elementary schools will expand to include two other pairs of schools. Narrow grade range elementary buildings cluster students by age: Students in kindergarten through second grade are in one group, and third through fifth graders make up the other.

Superintendent Rick Glatfelter said Struble and Weigel elemntary schools will pair up, with Struble serving students in kindergarten Glatfelter through second grade and Weigel grades three, four and five. Bevis and Taylor elementary schools will also pair up, with Taylor housing younger studnts and Bevis taking the older group. At the middle school level, five positions will be eliminated due to declining enrollment and cutting elective sections. Six high school positions will be eliminated as the district pilots a new teaching model that relies on a blend of classroom and online instruction and cutting elective sections. One position at the Northwest Passage alternative program will also be cut.

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MORE INFORMATION You can see Superintendent Rick Glatfelter’s message to the community about the cuts on the district website at www.nwlsd.org.

A group of 11 curriculum department positions will be reduced from full-time to half-time. These curriculum staff members will assume half-time teaching duties and two administrative positions will be eliminated, cutting the equivalent of 7.5 positions saving an estimated $700,000. The district is also cutting classified positions, including the equivalent of four full-time custodians, five full-time bus drivers and aides for intervention services. The cuts also include reductions in office hours, supply budgets, and the elimination of 10 office positions. The district will also raise its

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pay-to-participate fee from $100 per student per sport to $200 with a $400 cap per student. This increase will be in effect beginning with the fall sport season of the coming school year. “This is not a cut but the revenue will go into the general fund to help offset some of the cost of the coaches’ and sponsors’ contracts,” Glatfelter said. Board members said they were not happy to make the cuts, but they have no choice. “We have talked about this for a long time, but it is heartwrenching to have to do this,” said board member Pam Detzel. “We have no other choice.” Board president David Denny said this is not an easy time for the district or the community and urged residents to get accurate information from good sources. “If you have questions, ask us,” he said. “We are an open book.”

Colerain town hall meeting set March 8 Trustees want input to balance budget

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They have a date, they have the data, now all the Colerain Township Board of Trustees needs is the people. The board is inviting residents to come to a special meeting to have a conversation about the township’s finances. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. “This is a really important issue, and we are hoping residents of the township will come and give us their input,” said board president Jeff Ritter. The meeting will be livestreamed on www.waycross.tv and Waycross officials said they will be working with the township to see if they can set up some kind of live online communication during the meeting. Details will be posted on the township’s website at www.coleraintwp.org and on the Colerain Township Facebook page. Since last summer, township trustees and department heads have been talking about losing revenue due to changes in state local government funds and other changes at the state level that have resulted in less money for local governments such as Colerain Township.

Departments which are mostly funded through the general fund will see a decrease in the money available to operate this year. Rowan Those departments include the administration department, parks and services department, public works department, senior and community center department and zoning department. The board wants the public to be part of the process and plans to review possible cuts to the 2012 budget and the impact it will have on the general operating fund and the services it supports. The proposed cuts will not impact safety services as they are funded by dedicated levies. Colerain Township Administrator Jim Rowan said the township has been dipping into its reserves each year. He said the township will submit its permanent 2012 appropriations in April, and immediately begin talking about the 2013 budget. Rowan said the township will be posting budget-related information on the township web page. “I see these discussions as ongoing,” he said. “We will do a lot of benchmarking this year and identify some best practices moving forward.”

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Colerain to use a JEDD for nursing center Workers there to pay income tax By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Colerain Township trustees gave the go-ahead Feb. 28 to establish a Joint Economic Development District to help pay for infrastructure costs for the Liberty Nursing Center of Colerain project on Livingston Road. Township trustees unan-

imously authorized Frank Birkenhauer, Colerain Township assistant administrator and economic development director, to negotiate a JEDD agreement for the 19-acre property being developed as a nursing facility near the intersection of Blue Rock and Livingston roads. The nursing center will bring about 100 jobs to the township. A JEDD allows a township to generate revenue by partnering with a city to collect income tax from a

geographically limited area within the community. Birkenhauer said the townBirkenhauer ship is required to partner with a city that has a municipal income tax in place in order to establish the economic development district. Colerain Township has not yet selected its partner

city. The city will collect the tax. The township and the city will divide the tax money, with the percentage each receives to be negotiated. The township share pays for the infrastructure, and once that project is paid for, the township share then goes into the township’s general fund. Birkenhauer said the infrastructure costs to be paid for with the JEDD will cost about $300,000. The JEDD is projected to gener-

ate about $40,000 annually once the nursing care facility opens. He estimated it will take six to seven years to pay off the improvements. The JEDD will place a 1 percent income tax on the earnings of employees who work at the facility. Work is set to begin on the project this spring. Neighboring Green Township has used the JEDD before, but this would be the first JEDD in Colerain Township.

Board president Jeff Ritter said the JEDD will foster economic development in the community and he believes it can be a productive tool for the township, as well. Board member Dennis Deters said he believes JEDDs may be the wave of the future for townships, which do not have a lot of other means with which to promote development. “Our hands are tied in a lot of ways,” he said. “I am going to support this.”

Colerain plants a community garden program By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

How does your garden grow? In Colerain Township, the question is where does your garden grow. The answer could be at the Wert Family Park,

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3460 W. Galbraith Road. Colerain Township is launching a community garden program this spring at the Wert Family Park. Part of last year’s KaBoom playground build at the park was the construction of a couple dozen raised plots at the front of the property behind the white house at the park. Parks and Services director Kevin Schwartzhoff said assignment of those garden plots will be awarded by a lottery system. Registration for the lottery begins Thursday, March 8, and ends Thursday, March 22. Each gardener must complete a

Release of all Claims form before any work in the garden can begin. Plot fees, Schwartzhoff which will be $25 per plot, are due in full before April 1. Preference for next year's plots will be given to this year's participants first. Schwartzhoff said each gardener will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of his or her garden plot. Watering, weeding, harvesting and any other gar-

den-related maintenance are all the responsibility of the gardener. The application of herbicides such as weed killers to the garden plots is prohibited. A limited number of hoses will be available for use by gardeners. Children are welcome in the garden but must be accompanied by an adult and must be supervised at all times. Gardeners may arrange for other gardeners to water their plots. Access to water will be available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gardeners may harvest vegetables and flow-

ers from their garden only. Garden plots should be cared for at least once a week. It is the gardener's responsibility to notify the parks department if he or she is not able to care for their plot in any given week. Schwartzhoff says if any plot remains unattended for more than three weeks, that plot is subject to reassignment. At the end of the growing season, gardeners are responsible for clearing their plot of all plant material and leaving the plot as they found it in the spring. For more information about the program, contact the parks department at 385-7503 or visit the website at www.coleraintwp.org.

Zoo series is a toast to the wild The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s most popular event series is back. A Toast to the Wild kicks off with Zootini, on Thursday, March 29, sponsored by KeyBank. All proceeds go to the Zoo’s Linder Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). A Toast to the Wild series tickets are available to purchase now through March 29. The series includes tickets to Zootini, all three Wild about Wine events and Zoo Brew. Visit the event calendar on the Zoo’s website, www.cincinnatizoo.org, for a complete listing and to purchase your tickets.

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No fireworks in Green Twp. July 3 concert another casualty of budget cuts The Green Township trustees have canceled the July 3 fireworks this year. According to an email from the township, the trustees made the decision to cancel the 2012 concert and fireworks due to budget constraints. Trustee David Linnenberg said he and the other board members have discussed the annual holiday event at length, but the township cannot afford to host it in this economy. He said it costs the township roughly $29,000 to put on the display.

Trustee Tony Rosiello said he and his wife enjoyed taking their daughters to the show each year, but he agreed the township should cancel it this summer as one of the ways the township is tightening its belt. “It’s the low-hanging fruit we have to start with,” Rosiello said. The email from the township said resources need to be reallocated to make certain adequate funding is available for essential township services. Trustee Rocky Boiman echoed those sentiments. “With only so many discretionary dollars out there, we want to best use those funds for road improvements, police and fire,” he said.

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The email stated, “Hopefully, the July 3rd concert and fireworks event return in future years.” “We sincerely thank all the businesses and residents who have shown their support over the years to make this event one of the highlights in Green Township. We also thank the many volunteers who have given up their holidays over the years and assisted the Township to put on this wonderful event,” according to the email. The township wrote in the email that if a business is interested in donating money to continue the fireworks officials “would be very interested in discussing a donation.”

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JEDD set for hospital project Green Township trustees approved a resolution Feb. 27 creating Green Township Joint Economic Development District II and authorizing a contract with Cheviot. A Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) allows townships to partnering with a municipality to collect income tax from a specific property within the community. The new JEDD township officials is for the site where The Christ Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are building medical office buildings at Harrison Avenue and Filview Circle. Green Township already has a JEDD with

Cheviot on the property at Western Ridge, where Good Samaritan Hospital has its outpatient facility. Frank Hyle, Green Township’s attorney, said the new JEDD for the 20acre site where hospitals are building will place a 1 percent income tax on the earnings of employees who work at the medical offices on the property. Both hospitals have agreed to the JEDD, and Cheviot has already adopted its resolution approving the creation of the JEDD as well. “We have partnered with the city of Cheviot and they will administer it through their income tax program,” Hyle said.

Green Township and Cheviot will divide the proceeds from the income tax, with Green Township slated to receive 80 percent and Cheviot receiving 20 percent, he said. The JEDD is projected to generate about $26,000 in revenue in 2012, and is projected to generate about $85,600 annually beginning in 2015 after the property has been built out. Green Township Trustee David Linnenberg said the JEDD allows the township to recoup some of the costs of development. “This money is used for road improvements, this money is used for improvements around the property,” he said.

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Spraying for bedbugs set as cause for fire

Firefighters say a fire that caused $30,000 in damage to a Colerain Township apartment building Feb. 25 was caused when a cigarette ignited isopropyl alcohol being sprayed to kill bed bugs. Firefighters were called to an apartment building in the 3500 block of West Galbraith Road at about 9:30 p.m. Feb. 25 for a structure fire in an apartment on the second floor. Colerain Township Fire Capt. Steve Conn, public information officer for the department, said units from Green and Springfield townships responded and it took about 20 minutes to put out the blaze. Conn said all six occupants – which included fourchildren–escapedthe apartment uninjured and no firefighters were injured during the fire. Conn said the fire underscores the importance of recognizing the dangers

of “ordinary” household chemicals around the house. He said while using isopropyl alcohol as a home-remedy to fight bedbugs is common and apparentlyveryeffectiveaccording to numerous websites on the subject, it can also be dangerous. He said the small droplets formed by spraying the alcohol dramatically increase its evaporation rate and the vapor released is extremely flammable. He said homeowners sometimes take things for granted when dealing with their “routine” household chemicals and may not understand that using them in “unconventional” ways or as home remedies may also increase their danger. He said a quick Internet search will return numerous examples of fires started by using IPA to kill bedbugs. He said this is the third documented case in the township in the past three years.

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A Community Fundraiser Night/Day to support the Mount Healthy Alliance Inc. Food Bank will be 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, and Thursday, March 8, at the Bob Evans, 9970 Colerain Ave. The food bank will earn 15 percent of all sales, but you must present a coupon at time of service. This includes carryout and retail sales. Any funds the pantry raises in March and April can be part of the Feinstein Challenge; this means the Feinstein Foundation will increase whatever is raised. The pantry helps people living in the 45231ZIP code. The coupons are available at the pantry in the basement of Mount Healthy Christian Church, 7717 Harrison Ave., Monday, Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon, and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. Coupons can be printed from the website www.mthealthy alliance.org.

Macy’s Arts Sampler

Springfield Township welcomes the Macy's Arts Sampler to The Grove Banquet Hall from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Come for the full day or just come from a show you are particularly interested in. This day of entertainment is lined up by Arts Wave and the Macy's Arts Sampler program. Admission is free and reservations are not required. Scheduled performers are Southern Gateway Chorus from noon to 1 p.m. Wild Carrot and the Roots Band from 1:30 to

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2:30 p.m., the Living History Dancers from 3 to 4 p.m. and Laura Hazelbaker And The BuckeyeRoos from 4 to 5 p.m. The Grove Banquet Hall is at 9150 Winton Road. For information about the groups, see the township's website at www.springfieldtwp.org.

Silver Sneakers Open house

The Clippard Family YMCA and SilverSneakers Open House will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Clippard Family Branch YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road. Activities include fitness and healthy testing, information booths from a number of health-related agencies and vendors and a demonstration SilverSneaker Class from 1 to 2 p.m. No registration is required. Participating vendors and agencies include YMCA Membership Experience Specialist Ron Graham; YMCA Diabetes Educator Amy Poetker; Alissa Links with SilverSneakers; A Caring Choice, Jim Kummer; Atria Northgate Park, Jonathan Fisher who will do BMI screening; Sibcy Cline, Kathie Smith; Humana, Barbara Berninger; Mercy-Health Partners, Carolyn Siegel who will do glucose screening; Triple Creek Retirement Living, Cari Carmack; Meijer Pharmacy, Megan Kappes; Care Connections, Linda Ungar who will be checking blood pressure; Cincinnati Eye Institute’s hearing services department, Julie Flick; Cincinnati Eye Institute, Amy Jones who will

do glaucoma screening; and Blake & Associates Physical Therapy, Susan DiOrio, who will do massage and flexibility testing.

Strauss dance

Enjoy an evening from a byegone era on Saturday, March 10, when the youth group and other young adult members of the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society perform a series of dances set to songs written by the famous Austrian composer, Johann Strauss. The dance starts at 8 p.m. at the Donauschwaben Society, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain Township, at I-275 and Colerain Ave, behind the Lowe’s. Admission is $12.50 a person and includes coffee and a light snack. Beer, wine and pop will be available. Dressed in tuxedos and long formal gowns, these performers not only play the part, they look the part. In addition, live music will be provided throughout the night by the Spitzbuam band. Because of the popularity of this dance, reservations are required. Phone reservations can be made at 385-2098 (select option 3) or you can also make reservations via e-mail at dtullius@fuse.net. Please put Johann Strauss Ball in the subject line. For more information go to www.donauschwaben.com.

Financial workshops

The United Way and its community partners are sponsoring a free Financial Fitness Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Xavier University. The event is designed to boost the financial fitness

of community participants. It is planned to be fun, informative and beneficial to individuals and families in the community. There will be free workshops, one-on-one expert consultations, tax preparation services and fun give-aways for participants. The Cintas large truck shredder will also be available for participants to shred their personal and financial documents. All participants in the day are automatically entered into drawings for a flat screen television and other prizes. To pre-register and for more information, visit www.uwgc.org.

Community group meets March 14

The Monfort Heights/ White Oak Community Association has its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. Guest speaker will be Hamilton County Engineer Ted Hubbard, who will discuss the various road and highway projects in the community and answer questions about them. There has been intensive infrastructure work going on the northern part of Green Township, including work on gas mains, sewer lines and, more recently, moving electrical and telephone poles. Before long, work will begin on the widening of North Bend Road from the Kleeman Road intersection to the Boomer Road intersection, and then to the construction of a new entry ramp south onto I-74.

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Since the 1990s, Northwest High School celebrates “A Taste of Northwest Soul,” to help mark Black History month. The luncheon is organized by educational assistant Ruby Rias, and others, including students, parents and staffers volunteer to make it a success. They bring in soul food for the students, and this year’s menu included fried chicken and wings, macaroni and cheese, green beans, blacked-eyed peas, ham and red beans and rice and more. Photos by Tony Jones/The Community Press

Students and teachers had a different type of lunch line, during the annual "A Taste of Northwest Soul" luncheon, part of Black History month at the school.

Jackie Davis, a student’s parent, brought a peach cobbler she baked, which was happily accepted by Ruby Rias, an educational assistant at the school.

Emmanuel Reese eats beans and rice with his fried chicken during A Taste of Northwest Soul at Northwest High School.

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The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 20112012 school year.

Freshmen 4.0 honor roll: Devin Anderson, Kaitlyn Beck, Ashley Benedict, Brandon Berkemeier, Kaitlyn Bigner, Kelsey Blauser, Julie Bolden, Katie Carcaterra, Mikayla Chess, Andrea Clark, Stephanie Conn, Allison Cooper, Jacob Cormican, Joshua Daniels, Chelsey Davis, Erin Eads, Charles Elbe, Molly Ferrell, Erin Flaig, Megan Garrison, Brandon Gilbert, Emily Glassmeyer, Samantha Goebel, Kyler Goff, Kyle Graef, Megan Graff, Evan Hail, Leah Hammer, Naomi Hampton, Brittany Hayes, Devon Hensler, Zachery Hullinger, Maria Huls, Laura Janakiefski, Joshua Jester, Kaleb Kinebrew, Kaitlyn Koewler, Rebecca Lane, Jonah Lewis, Trisha Ludeke, Sarah Matevia, Rebecca McCarty, Bailey McConnell, Samantha McDaniel, Koyote Meiners-Rios, Todd Momberg, Brandon Morrow, Catherine Mortimore, Asia Morton, Ryan Mulvaney, Emily Novak, Stephanie O'Hair, Sarah Perry, Bryan Pott, Chavonna Rainey, Savanah Ranz, Kacey Riga, Christopher Rioux, Elias Rossell, Emily Schneider, Francesca Schute, Celeste Sherman, Jaclyn Sidow, Cassidy Smith, Markus Sprenger, Abigail Steinbeck, Katherine Stultz, Benjamin Taphorn, Noah Tietsort, Stefanie Wagner, Henry Wessels, Emily Weyda, Katrice Williams, Joel Wuerdeman, Jimya Yett and Jared Ziegler. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Kaylee Allen, Jordan Asberry, Aaron Bamberger, Ethan Barnett, Alexus Baumann, Madison Baumgardner, Casey Berning, Gabrielle Bomboris, Rosalita Brady, Nigel Buckley, Michelle Cappel, Jenna Caproni, Savannah Carroll, Halie Coby, Jordan Denton, Jacob Downard, Hannah Drees, Jenna Elbe, Rachel Engelhardt, Kylie England, Kimberly Estenson, Katie Estenson, Kylie Fantetti, Caitlin Farrell, Leah Focke, Corey Foster, Douglas Friedhoff, Joshua Gardner, Sofia Geiler, Macartney Greer, Faith Hackworth, Janise Hambrick, Rachel

Hambrick, Zachary Hanna, Will Haussler, Carleigh Henn, Alexis Hodge, Tia Howell, Jacob Hronek, Katie Hutchinson, Andrew Hutslar, DeAsia Jackson, Maxwell Jennings III, Brianna Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Martel Johnson, Tristen Johnson Kelsey Kaake, Brian Kennelly, Kameron Kinebrew, Lindsey Koch, William Koonce Jr., Andrew Krekeler, Tiffany Kruetzkamp, Grace Krumpack, Caitlin Lamb, Alexia Lambrinides, Lauren Lloyd, Stephanie Lutz, Kelsey MacKendrick, Jenna Miller, Dawn Marie Mills, Meredith Mitchell, Colette Mueller, Mamadou N Diaye, Abdou Ndao, Caleb Neuhaus, Devann Nix, Tyler Oder, Manju Oli, Rebecca Palmer, Tyler Pistor, Marcus Price, Alex Ranz, Karsten Reuter, William Russo, Maxwell Sanders, Joseph Schneider, Shane Schuman, Nolan Schwaeble, Cody Seta, Kyli Singler, Kyle Smith, Daniel Snyder, Tyler Staudigel, Madelyn Stegmuller, Deana Stojanovska, Trista Teuschler, Hailey Tobler, Hannah Tobler, Eric Turner, Aissatou Wade, Andrew Walker, Andrew Ward, Aubrie Warman, Emily Wells, Mallorie Wenneman, Christopher Wharton Jr., Alec Wickham, Jaqueline Wiesman, Olivia Wilcher, Caleena Wilson, Jessica Winston and Austin Winters.

Sophomores 4.0 honor roll: Brady Akins, Julie Anderson, Tyler Bellman, Rachel Borchers, Jenna Coldiron, Autumn Eastin, Steven Feldman, Emily Fox, Alexis Funk, Marie Gaul, Christina Haffey, Brodie Hensler, Brittany Johnson, Timothy Jones, Timothy Kelley, Ryan Koenig, David Lance , Andrew Liegibel, Alexis Lipps, Mackenzie Mattia, Brandon Minner, Aubrey Rentschler, Ashlynn Roberts, Daphne Rupp, Samantha Ruwe, Hannah Saylor, Cory Schneider, Joseph Seiler, Aliyah Shoulders, Kayla Siler, Samantha Smith, Vivian Sprague, Kayley Tepe, Timothy Thomas, Brandi Thomas, Tarak Underiner, Rhianna Wessels, Alechia Williams, Catherine Williams, Rachel Williams and Autumn Zillig. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Asmeret Abraha, Lyndsey Bailey, Chelsea Battle,

Elliott Baum, Sydney Beckelhymer, Kairee Bedinghaus, Kathleen Buschle, Elijah Campbell, Nina Capetillo, Soriya Chhay, Anthony Colina, Donna Combs, Aaron Cook, Rachel Coombs, Kara Copenhaver, Karisa Covert, Beatrice Cross, Katherine Cunningham, Jessica Davidson, Nathan Davidson, Ross Demmel, Aaliyah Dennis, Joshua Denny, Alice Depoe, Zachary DeSalvo, Sophia Dewald, Ryan Drennan, Iledra Erkins, Ashley Even, Julia Flagge Echols, Jayme Frederick, Zachary Gehner, Taylor Gierach, Rebecca Greive, Hayden Hall, Cassidy Hendricks, Amber Hines, Bryan Hochstrasser, Rachel Holiday, Mary Hollingsworth, Kelsie Humphrey, Nathanial Hunt, Mariah Icard, Mahogany Jackson, Kiara Jones, Ryan Jones, Austin Jordan, Michele Kartye, Megan Kissel, Sydney Koo, Miranda Krueger, Donald Lakes, Shane Lambert, Graysen Ledbetter, Jacob Lindner, Karly Lord, Kevin Mangold, Hannah McCarthy, Kevin McCarthy, Victoria Meier, Dominique Mimes, Shelby Mitchell, Mick Morris, Kayla Ostenkamp, Shannon Perry, Mariah Ponchot, Vaysha Ramsey-Anderson, Bryan Randolph, Brittany Reifenberger, Benjamin Riddle, Michelle Roemer, Adijana Sandy, Savannah Scalia, Erica Schoenlaub, Erin Sherrer, Mariah Sowers, Austin Stahl, Eric Starks, Emily Swagart, Kelsey Tegenkamp, Marissa Thamann, Cameron Varker, Laura Vinciguerra, James Vinson, Kurt Wagner, Autumn Walker, Brianna Washington, Madison Weber, Michael Wells, Christopher Wermuth, Zimaya West, Kelly White, Julianne Whitis, Sydney Williams, Zachary Woellert, Isaac Wright and Karley Wright.

Juniors 4.0 honor roll: Chasity Byrd, Kara Byrd, Taylor Clements, Kimberly Conner, Austin Cox, Johnathan Cullum, Christina Denny, Tony Dickman, Elizabeth Dinevski, Haylee Dobkins, Alexis Dziech, Alyssa Elbe, Lorine Fries, Bradley Gilpin, Trevor Harris, Calvin Hester, Cole Hester, Morgan Hoehn, Kaitlyn Hoelmer, Kelly Janakiefski, Kaisa Karimaki, Christine Laake, Ethan Lape, Ariel McCoy, James McDonough, Colin Moormann, Alexan-

dria Morton, William Placke, Andrea Roth, De Mia Ruff, Ashley Saylor, Maria Schumacher, Robert Secoy, Alexander Snider, Lindsey Snider, Emily Socol, Caitlin Staubach, Rachel Wheeler, Kayla Work and Alexander Wronski. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Ludora Anderson, Anthony Armbruster, Hannah Baker, Laura Bennett, Gabriela Bishop, Lydia Bishop, Adam Boiman, Jennifer Bolen, Chad Bova, Mary Ellen Brandie, Kristin Brennan, Emily Cappel, Kabrella Clark, Jade Colwell, Jaiden Damon, Nicholas DeShano, Khemaran Dinh, Nicholas Douglas, Megan Ehrman, Dylan Epperson, Jamie Fehring, Jessica Fehring, Sarah Feuchter, Matthew Fields, John Finley Jr., Ashley Fisher, Shelby Focke, Alicia Fry, Jessica Gadberry, Jill Geiser, Samantha Glasgow, Kristin Graff, Danielle Greiwe, Kijuan Griffith, Ayrien Grissom, Austin Hacker, Summer Hamilton, Trenton Hartmann, Olivia Hauser, Nicole Heffron, Craig Helton, Alexander Herring, Gabriah Hill, Mychal Jackson, Rachel Keller, Monique Lamb, Morgan Lindeman, Benjamin Linnabary, Dakota Lipps, Mariah Louderback, Michaela Lowery, Megan Magly, Nichole Martini, Javiela Master, Bradley Maxie, Samantha McCollum, Joel McGrinder, Leah McMillan, Kevin McMillan, Kyle Menkhaus, Andrew Merchinsky, Sabrina Mills, Kristy Moore, Fredrick Morris, Jessica Morton, David Niehaus, Joel Nieman, JaShay Nix, Aaron Ooi, Tia Parks, Shannon Reid, Kevin Richards, Julia Romero, Sydney Sanders, Anthony Satterfield, Jessica Schummer, Nicholas Scott, Mackenzie Shaw, Courtney Shelton, Nicholas Shelton, Jeavonte Staley, Timothy Strong, Abigail Taphorn, Anthony Thinnes, Ebony Tye, Sara Wagner, Bonnie Walter, Alexandria Waychoff, Alexis Weldon, Brandon Whittaker, Evan Wuestefeld and Isiah Young.

Seniors 4.0 honor roll: Rachel Alvis, Alicia Auhagen, Alysia Bauer, Joseph Bolden, Benjamin Braude, Nicholas Brausch, Leslie Brown, Rebecca Bryan, Robert Busch, Devynn Carter, Jessica Feldman, Mary Flischel, Branden Goodin, Maria

Green, Alexander Greve, Jordan Hubrich, Kyle Hudson, Tquan Kelly, Reid Kline, Hannah Kobman, Jazmin Lane, Alexandra Lawson, Victoria Lekson, Christian Marchan, James Mascari, Shannon Meyer, Savannah Moorman, Eric Moormann, Shannon Murphy, Lauren Oxendine, Jazzmin Parker, Ryan Schwemberger, Damokeem Seldon, Lindsey Sipes, Tina Spratt, Alexander Tietsort, Reena Underiner, James Vogel, Emily Wander, Sarah Weitzel, Kathleen Wells, Austin Wessels, Gavin Whitehead, Abigail Wortman and Melissa Zbacnik. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Alison Ahlert, Breana Augenstein, Nathan Ball, Brandi Berkemeier, Cassie Bodenstein, Taylor Boland, Andrew Borgman, Jacob Braun, Whitney Brents, Stefanie Budke, Samantha Burger, Ian Campbell, Elizabeth Campbell, Dylan Coombs, Jessica Culbertson, Brenna Davidson, Jordan Dicello, Samantha Dorr, Kyle Dorrmann, Aaron Duncan, Corey Even, Anna Fago, Nicholas Farmer, Megan Fissel, Jacob Fox, Raymond Frank, Clifford Geers, Jerome Geiger, Kevin Grigsby, Kaylene Hammond, Corey Henn, Donald Hester, Jasmine Horn, Ross Hubbuch, Eric Hucke, Paige Illing, Evan Inman, Mathilde Jessen, Marrieta John, Andre Jones, Sheaira Jones, Tyler Jones, Josey Lambert, Marcedez Lee, Jiayue Li, Craig Liegibel, Lindsey Marks, Kelsey McConnell, Amanda Meister, Brandi Miller, Samantha Miller, Jesselyn Moore, David Moore, Dorothy Mulvaney, Sara Murphy, Emmanuel Mutui, Brittany Nguyen, Michael O'Toole, Kara Oehler, Laura Osterling, Rachel Otte, Maria Pierce, Felicia Purvis, Chante Randolph, Brenna Redemeier, Madija Sandy, DeShawnda Sapp, Hannah Schwaeble, Emily Sebree, Carlyn Seim, Lakin Seta Carusone, James Sheline, Vanessa Short, Thomas Smith, Carley Stafford, Jessica Stewart, Christopher Streicher, Julie Thinnes, Robert Thomas, Kristen Thompson, Lydia Tobler, Erik Tomczewski, Carlie Tomes, Megan Warmoth, Nicole Weber, Milissa Werdman, Olivia Westrich, Racheal Wilkinson, Philip Wuerdeman and Stephanie Zimmerman.

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Northwest district wrestles at state surprised he placed,” Wandsnider said.

By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

Wrestlers from both Colerain and Northwest high schools left their mark on the Ohio High School Athletic Association state championships. Cardinals’ sophomore and reigning 182-pound Greater Miami Conference champion Tegrey Scales took fourth place, while teammate Jon Niehaus placed sixth in the heavyweight division. At 170 pounds, sophomore Detuan Smith picked up a victory during the consolation rounds. Junior Ameer Daniels represented the Knights with an eighth-place finish at 285 pounds. For Scales, placing in the top four was more than he expected entering the competition at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus March 1-3. “I was hoping to place in the

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Colerain's Tegrey Scales (top) edged out a victory at 182 pounds over Parma's Justin Halaska during the first round of the Division I state meet in Columbus March 1. Scales ended in fourth place at state. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

top eight as a sophomore, just to learn (this year),” Scales said. “I surprised myself.” Cardinals’ head coach Jim Wandsnider wasn’t shocked to see Scales, who finished the year with a 38-7 mark, make it to the

state’s biggest stage. “During our first major tournament of the year, he took fifth. He lost a few matches during the year that I think wrestling now, we could definitely win, but he’s been consistent all year. I’m not

As practice partners, both Scales and Smith credited one another in helping to aid their road to the state meet. “Detuan is quick and he’s strong, too,” Scales said. “I think he’s a great part of what I did (at state).” Like Scales, Smith, who finished the year at 34-10, relished reaching state as a sophomore. “Not a lot of people make it this far – especially sophomores,’ he said.

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Niehaus and Daniels squared off for the first time in their varsity careers. Niehaus won the battle of the rival schools, 4-0, in a consolation quarterfinal match March 2. Daniels set Northwest’s single season wins record finishing the year with a 38-7 record.

Byrd wraps prep career in state wrestling final By Nick Dudukovich

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COLUMBUS — For Max Byrd, it’s been one heck of a career. The La Salle High School senior reached the Ohio High School Athletic Association state wrestling tournament for the fourth time as a member of the Lancers’ varsity squad. The 2012 campaign marked the second time Byrd advanced to the finals. Byrd finished runner-up after being defeated 4-0 in the 120pound final by George DiCamillo of Cleveland St. Ignatius at the Schottenstein Center March 3. “I wrestled well (in the tournament) and I wrestled well in the final, but you know, sometimes, they are just better than you,” Byrd said. DiCamillo is regarded by many national wrestling publications as the No.1 wrestler in the country. “George never gets out of position,” Byrd said. “I just never had a solid opportunity to score on him.” And while Byrd’s career with the Lancers is over, he’ll continue wrestling next season for Ashland University. “I’m pumped. We’re going to

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The following teams competed in sectional tournament action: Division I » Fairfield ended La Salle’s shot at back-to-back state titles with a 35-30 win in a Division I sectional final on Saturday at Xavier University. Fairfield’s defense gave La Salle fits; not only did the Indians hold the Lancers to their lowest offensive output of the season (24 percent shooting), they also held them scoreless for the first five minutes of the second half. La Salle senior guard Josh Lemons led all scorers with 13 points and seven rebounds. Division II » Roger Bacon defeated Shroder 60-54 during secondround sectional play Feb. 28. Austin Frentsos scored 14 points. During sectional final play March 3, it looked like Roger Bacon had lost, as junior center Jake Westerfeld bobbled a pass at the top of the key with the Spartans down a point and 5 seconds remaining. But Westerfeld scrambled after the ball, recovered it underneath the basket and laid it in for the last two of his six points., enough to clinch a win for Roger Bacon. The Spartans advanced to the district finals where they will play Bishop Fenwick March 8 at UD Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

McAuley not to be denied a state showing By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

La Salle’s Max Byrd (right) wrestles Cleveland St. Ignatius George DiCamillo during the 120-pound championship match at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus March 3. DiCamillo won 4-0. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

be really good next year,” Byrd said. “We had five guys (who will be going to Ashland) in the finals tonight. I think we are going to have a solid team and hopefully compete for a national title before I graduate.” Byrd leaves La Salle as the school’s all-time career leader in victories. He earned his recordsetting 130th victory in January.

For the season, he posted a 43-2. Even though he’ll embark on creating new wrestling memories at the collegiate level, Byrd said he was sentimental during his last appearance at state. “It was bittersweet. I get to continue my career at Ashland, but at the same time, I’m ending my career at La Salle.” Teammate Anthony Milano

got his first taste of the state tournament in the 113-pound class. The junior was defeated in his opening round match, but rebounded with two wins in the consolation rounds. He beat Hilliard Davidson’s Jake Davis and Centerville’s Brenden Watson. Milano ended the season with a 36-10 record.

Heyob gets redemption in sixth place By Tom Skeen

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Roger Bacon senior wrestler Devon Thomas competed in the Division III heavyweight division at the OHSAA state championships in Columbus March 1-3. Thomas ended his season with an 38-11 record. Thomas was named the GCL Central’s wrestler of the year.

FINNEYTOWN — Last season

as a freshman, St. Xavier wrestler Joe Heyob did what most can’t do: Make it to the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Tournament. When he got there, he looked like a freshman. He lost his first two matches 20-9 and 11-1 and was sent home before he knew what had hit him. This year as a sophomore, Heyob was looking for redemption, and he got it with a sixthplace finish in the 152-pound weight class. “He did well,” coach Tim McDonald said. “Coming here our goal was to place in the top six and hopefully have a chance to get to the finals.” Dakota Sizemore from Greater Catholic League rival Moeller

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St. Xavier's Joe Heyob (top) executes a move on Mount Vernon's Lucas Staten during the first round of the Division I state meet at 152 pounds at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus March 1, 2012. Heyob went 2-2 at state and was eliminated by GCL rival Dakota Sizemore in the Consolation Semi-finals. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS was his third match. Sizemore and Heyob have a history dating back to the seventh grade when they were part of the same middle school program. Heyob had never beaten Sizemore until this season in the sectional finals

when he recorded a 3-2 victory over his rival. The sophomore wasn’t able to get another victory over his rival as Sizemore knocked off Heyob 8-2 sending him to the fifth-place match where he lost

to Medina Highland’s Colin Rininger 15-12. Heyob finished the season 41-7, including a district championship to go along with his sectional title. “Looking back on it we are real happy,” McDonald said. “I told him ‘lets look at the positives and next year now you know you can wrestle with anybody in the state.’ He’s ready to go back to work for next year. ”

COLUMBUS — The McAuley Mohawks’ bowling squad may officially be known as “the redeem team.” After missing last year’s state tournament by 20 pins, the Mohawks rolled their way to the state tournament by edging out Troy for the fifth and final spot at the Eastern Lanes district meet Feb. 25. McAuley head coach Ken Homer said last season served as motivation for his bowlers. “They were not going to be denied twice,” Homer said. Homer said the 2011-2012 squad, which placed 13th at the state competition March 3, will go down as the best team he’s ever coached. That includes the 2007-2008 team, which placed fifth at the state tournament. Homer coached junior varsity that season. “Those girls were good, but this team holds a special place,” Homer said. “They are so coachable and upbeat. They are great kids. Having a team like this to coach again probably won’t come back around.” Several bowlers proved to be valuable throughout the season. Senior Alyssa Estep was named the GGCL Scarlet bowler of the year after tossing a league-leading 206.2 average. “She was a big part of our success this year,” Homer said. Jessica Homer also was a big contributor this season. She tossed the second best league average (197.9), in addition to tossing a clutch 215 game during the final game at districts. Alexis Baker, Amber Bahrani and Haley Donovan were also significant contributors.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Too much hot air I’m not sure it is the end of Black History month or the ongoing presidential primary that has gotten me to pen this letter. Or, perhaps it has been the ongoing banter of the usual suspects in their letters to the editor. But in order to try to bring all three together, I would offer the following. There is a Democrat president that has actually proposed a budget and that actually resulted in a surplus for that fiscal year. He is also known for his deal making both with his own party and the opposition Republicans as well. In fact, he also successfully negotiated with a Republican Speaker of the House to reform welfare as it was formerly known. And, he was often referred to by some of

his own party as “our first black president”. So, why can’t President “no budget” Obama and Speaker John Boehner reprise the days of President Bill Clinton and Speaker Newt Gingrich? Answer, too much hot air in too small a room with too many big egos on both sides of the aisle.

Steve Grote Green Township

RVs lead to questions

What is the benefit to neighbors and the community to allow residents to park a recreational vehicle in their drive during the entire season? Colerain allows one RV to be parked in the front drive for three days per month for loading or unloading. RVs must be 25 feet from adjacent dwellings. Good visibility to front doors,

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as recommended by safety experts and police, will be blocked for many neighbors. Will owners use extendedstay RVs to entertain and run the loud compressors and increase air pollution?

Ohio needs flexibility to develop workforce From the moment the 129th General Assembly was sworn into office, the primary focus has been job creation. Although we have seen unemployment in Ohio drop slightly below the national average, our job climate is still not where it needs to be. In order to help the private sector create jobs, the General Assembly has reached out to job creators from around the state to find out what their needs are and how we can become a better partner in providing long term meaningful employment to Ohioans. Not long ago, the Ohio House of Representatives created a special ad-hoc committee that focused entirely on workforce development. The committee included members from both parties, who traveled to every corner of the state and heard from representatives of various industries. On the positive side, employers noted that they are starting to see consumer demand rise, which provides them the incentive to begin hiring new workers. The downside, however, is that Ohio does not currently have enough skilled workers to fill positions in the manufacturing and high-tech sectors – industries that are vital for our transition into a 21st century

economy. Further, the committee discovered that the federal government could be a better partner Louis Terhar in improving COMMUNITY PRESS workforce GUEST COLUMNIST development. The Workforce Development Act of 1998 was intended to help state’s target specific areas of need and provide the financial assistance to help train workers to fill positions. Unfortunately, we have found that the Workforce Development Act is highly outdated and inefficient. It has not been reauthorized since its passage and has resulted in duplication of services. In order to better train our workers, Ohio needs a unified system that creates, collects, and reports strategic performance metrics of workforce development efforts. The state also needs more flexibility in establishing criteria for eligibility of workforce development programs. As a member of the House Small Business and Economic Development Committee as well as the Commerce and Labor Committee, I am committed

YOUR DISTRICT? The newly redrawn 30th District includes all or parts of Green and Delhi townships, Price Hill and Cheviot.

to working with my colleagues to achieve greater independence and more flexibility to partner with the business community to target specific areas of need. I encourage anyone who has ideas on how we can better improve our job-creation efforts to contact my office. While we still have a long way to go, I am confident our economy will continue to improve if we can provide workers with the skills needed to excel in a 21st century economy. I want to assure you that the General Assembly is being proactive on this issue and will aggressively support the ability of Ohio workers to share in the benefits of the improving economy. Louis Terhar is state representative for the 30th District. He can be reached at may be reached by calling 614-466-8258, e-mailing District30@ohr.state.oh.us, or writing to State Rep. Louis Terhar, 77 South High St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

Will this set the precedent for house boats, tractor trailers, and other large vehicles to be parked in residential driveways? People live in residential neighborhoods – not noisy com-

mercial areas. Big vehicles have no place in front yards. Many dollars in salaries and benefits were spent developing Colerain’s zoning code. Is this requested zoning change to Colerain’s Zoning Law the time to close Colerain’s zoning department and use Hamilton County’s zoning department? Colerain residents are double taxed for Colerain’s and Hamilton County’s zoning departments with duplication of employees’ salaries and generous benefits. All levels of government, private industry, and organizations are looking at ways to cut expenses. Closing Colerain’s zoning department would provide money for other community expenses.

Janet Lockwood Colerain Township

CH@TROOM Feb. 29 question Should the United States provide military support to the opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, similar to the actions taken in Libya? Why or why not?

“The US seems to be the world's policeman. I wonder what the UN’s job is. Outside of the first Iraq war in the 1990’s to save Kuwait I rarely see the UN do much. What is THEIR role in the upheaval in Syria, Somalia, and Darfur to name a few? Go Figure!” T.D.T. “Do you mean so the people of another eastern country can hate us? Let's upend Hugo Chavez in Venezuela instead. It is a lot closer and they have oil. “The U.S. needs to stop being the world's police force. Let Jordan, or Saudi Arabia or some other country that lives nearby do it. If they don't want to die for their neighbors, why should we?” F.S.D. “Very tough question. We tried to help battle Saddam Hussein in Iraq and that country is still a mess. We tried to help the Afghani people protect themselves from the Taliban and that is a mess. There is no easy answer. “Opponents could make very intelligent arguments against getting involved, but meantime Assad is murdering thousands of innocent people, and it just seems wrong to stand by and do

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nothing. “Assad hates us, as so many mid-Eastern groups do. If we tried to help it is very likely that Assad would be killed by his opponents (as Ghadaffi was). But what kind of regime would take his place? Certainly not a US-style democracy. We know that this kind of thinking is a pipe dream. “The United States has to be on constant alert against not only home-grown terrorists, but countries like Iran which has said many times it wants to blow Israel off the map. They would do us in, too, if they could. “Then there is North Korea, possibly Pakistan and Egypt who we used to think of as ‘friends.’ I'm not terribly sure that Turkey loves us either. “There are 300 million of us in this country, and 6.8 billion souls worldwide, many of whom have contempt for us. I don't see any way to guarantee peace, and yet, to sit idly by and do nothing while this murderer Assad continues to kill innocent people just doesn't seem right to me.” Bill B.

YMCA advocates partnering up for work out success The New Year is under way and the Y is thumping with energy! My thing at this time of year is seeing friends new and old placing their health and well being at the top of their priority list. For some of us, exercise is easy, as routine as brushing our teeth. To others, the ordinary routine has greatly been changed, and it is a struggle, mentally and physically, to do it. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again and again…it takes time to make physical activity a habit. Getting started and continuing an exercise program can be a challenging yet rewarding undertaking. About 50 percent of those

who begin an exercise program will drop out within six months. Research shows that 80 percent of people believe Susan Leytze COMMUNITY PRESS they're more likely to fit in GUEST COLUMNIST workouts and stick to their routines if they partner up. Even better, a study from the University of Pittsburgh reports that women who exercised with a friend lost a third more weight than those who hit the gym solo. So for all you “lifers” out there, listen up! Someone you know may need your help.

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Fitness may be routine to you, but your spouse or friend might be another story. If you wished your better half would exercise more to relieve stress, drop a few pounds, or even spend more time together, I am sure that you’ve discovered nagging, bribing, or insulting them isn’t how to get them moving. If your partner is anything like mine, it has to be his idea first! Here are some ideas to get your loved one moving with you! » Think of the money you will save! The Y has adult and family memberships with so many added benefits! Exercise classes, the pool, the free child watch, and family nights! » Cardio equipment has

individual televisions! You can still be together but watch your favorite channel! » Do it for your dog! So, the vet mentioned that Fido has put on a few pounds and would benefit from regular walks… » Group Exercise classes are designed for men and woman. Love to dance? Try Zumba. » Throw them a compliment. Come home from the gym and say, “The Y has a Bench Press Club. I wish you would come with me to spot me so I can get my name on the board. You are so patient and strong. I know I could do it with your help.” » Valentine’s Day is coming! Do something fun and active

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together. Take a hike. Walk in the park. There are many great gift ideas to make fitness fun, water bottles, mp3 players, heart rate monitors. Tell your other half how much you love them and you want to live a long healthy life together. The benefits of exercise are far too many to list and exercising with your partner will give an even great the payback to the body and mind. Be supportive and let your fitness efforts positively impact the loved on in your life!

Susan Leytze is the director of wellness for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, Clippard family branch. You can reach her at 513-923-4466 or e-mail her at sleytze@cincinnatiymca.org.

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PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES

Morning Bootcamp at the Skyline Community Center, offers people who are serious about getting in shape a plan that should help them do it. From left, David Luken, Tom Stall, Mark Walsh, and Kris Frankenfeld follow the lead set by trainer Gary Terry. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

BOOT CAMP one way to get in shape By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Boot camp. Pushups. Sweat. A red-faced, screaming drill sergeant. Well, the sweat and the pushups are part of the picture, but there is no screaming drill sergeant running two boot camp fitness programs offered in Colerain Township by Fit Bodz. Fit Bodz founder Gary Terry does have a military background: he graduated from West Point and is an army fitness master. But he’s soft spoken, cajoling his classes to push themselves rather than intimidating with volume. Fit Bodz Boot Camps are based on training principles used at West Point and in the U.S. Army. Terry says the boot camps incorporate SAFE principles to create a well-rounded exercise program: Strength, Agility, Flexibility and Endurance exercises are included in the regimen. Whether you are a morning person who wants their first pushup to be the one that gets them out of bed for a 6 a.m. class, or someone who wants an early evening workout, there is a boot camp for you. The Beast Barracks Boot Camp is an intense intervalbased boot camp that focuses on pushing you outside your comfort zone. Terry says it’s a healthy fitness solution for people who want to make a change in their fitness program. It incorporates

David Luken, Springfield Township Fire Deparment, works with small dumbells as he paces himself through the stations set up by the trainer. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

cardio and strength exercises, agility drills and stretching to include Yoga stretches. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 6 a.m., a half-dozen morning warriors find their way to the Skyline Community Center, 8500 Pippin Road for the workout. This morning’s class is comprised of four firefighters, a police officer and a violinist. Terry said a number of firefighters and police officers come and go, depending on their schedules. This class is built on a series of 12 stations, and in each session, participants build on what they have done before. Kris Frankenfeld, White Oak, is the violinist who plays with the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra and

other orchestras in the city. She says she took the class to build endurance, and was looking for a challenge. Doug Eikens, who serves with fire departments in Colerain and North College Hill, said he joined the boot camp because he is serious about getting in shape. Colerain Capt. Mark Walsh said he was looking for a challenge and was one of the founding members of the group. He’s been in Boot camp since July and said Terry is a good motivator. “He pushes you to do more than you think you can, but in a polite way,” he said. “And working with a group keeps you motivated.” They start with a jog and for the next 70 minutes, work their way through calisthenics and exercise stations designed for strength training. Other days, it’s cardio and flexibility. The class ends with yoga-like stretches and a cool down, but there are no dry T-shirts at the end of the session. The cost is $150 for 12 sessions. You can get more information or sign up at the Fit Bodz website at www.fitbodzbootcamp.com. The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:15 p.m. This class focuses on helping people improve their strength, stamina, flexibility and weight loss. The cost is $8 per session and you are on a per-class schedule. David Luken, Springfield Township Fire Department, and Tom Stall, Colerain Township Fire Department, reach up during cool-down stretches led by trainer Gary Terry. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Colerain Township Fire Capt. Mark Walsh and violinist Kris Frankenfeld of White Oak push on with encouragement from trainer Gary Terry. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Tom Stall, Colerain Fire Department, participates in a cool-down at the end of the class. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Doug Eikens, North College Hill and Colerain fire departments and David Luken, Springfield Township Fire Department, do some abs work during boot camp. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 8

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Winter Wave, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Willoughby Art Gallery. The exhibit features a variety of artwork from 19 artists who are blind or visually impaired, all of whom are enrolled in ceramics classes at Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Free. 522-3860; www.clovernook.org. North College Hill.

vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Art Exhibits Winter Wave, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Free. 522-3860; www.clovernook.org. North College Hill.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, 11565 Pippin Road, Includes fish or chicken nuggets’ dinner with two sides, cupcake and beverage. Carryout available. Benefits Church Women’s Association and Boy Scout Troop 640. Dinner $8, $4 per child; carryout $7.50, $3.50 per child. Through March 23. 851-1065; www.pleasantrunpc.org. Colerain Township. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church-Colerain Township, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, Undercroft. Includes fried and baked fish, shrimp and pizza. Drive-through carryout available. Call 923-2900 during fish fry hours for carryout. Benefits Help-a-Student Education Fund. 385-8010; www.stjohns-dr.org. Colerain Township. St. Vivian Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Road, Dinner choices include: fried shrimp, baked cod and baked salmon along with the more traditional fried fish sandwich. Dinners are combined with fries and coleslaw or red potatoes and green beans. Other offerings include macaroni and cheese, cheese pizza and soup. Desserts available. Carryout available. Benefits St. Vivian Athletic Boosters. Cost varies with food choices. 378-5482; www.stvivian.org. Finneytown. Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Cod, catfish, shrimp, chicken, platters come with choice of two sides. Carryout available. Family friendly. $7.50 platter, $4.50 sandwich. Presented by VFW Post 7340 Ladies Auxiliary. 521-7340; http://gaileypost.webs.com. Colerain Township. Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 1683, 3144 Blue Rock Road, Featuring popular fish sandwich on salted rye bread. Dinners including sandwich and two sides for $7.25. Sides include regular or spicy fries, coleslaw, salad, green beans or baked potato. Soup and pizza also offered. Family friendly. 7417700. White Oak. Salvation Army-Center Hill Corps and Community Center Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Salvation Army-Center Hill Corps and Community Center, 6381 Center Hill Ave., Includes Alaskan Haddock fish, fries or onion rings, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese and green beans for carry-out orders. Those dining in also get dessert and beverage. Family friendly. Benefits Programs and services the the Center Hill Community Center. $7. Presented by Salvation Army-Center Hill Corp. 242-9100. College Hill. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., West Side Masonic Center, $8, $3 children 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. 922-3234. Green Township.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Winter 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; www.lewfm.org.

MONDAY, MARCH 12 Art Exhibits Winter Wave, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Free. 522-3860; www.clovernook.org. North College Hill.

The national touring exhibition "A Day in Pompeii" is now open at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Steven Ellis, an assistant professor of classics at the University of Cincinnati, and his team are the only Americans currently permitted to dig in Pompeii. The exhibition features more than 250 Pompeiian artifacts, photos, videos and information about the excavations and research conducted by Ellis and his team of graduate students. Pictured is a view of the neighborhood under excavation by Ellis and his team. Tickets for the exhibition, which runs through Aug. 12, are $19.50, $17.50 for seniors and $12.50 for children 13 and younger. Tickets for members are $12.50, $8.50 for children 13 and younger. For more information, call 287-7000 or visit www.cincymuseum.org. THANKS TO STEVEN ELLIS.

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Music - Blues Ricky Nye, 6:30-9:30 p.m., VanZandt, 1810 W. Galbraith Road, Free. 407-6418. North College Hill.

Health / Wellness

John Mark McMillian, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Christian singersongwriter. With the Embers. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $15, $12 advance. 825-8200; www.theug.com. Forest Park.

Religious - Community

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township.

Support Groups Diabetic Support Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Health care professionals share the newest and latest information, as well as answer your specific questions. Family friendly. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 Benefits Bill Harrington Cancer Benefit, 8 p.m.-midnight, Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Road, Kolping Grove Banquet Center. Harrington has served as a part-time fire fighter/inspector for area communities for over 25 years. He has recently been diagnosed with cancer that has affected several parts of his body. Proceed help pay health care costs. $20. Presented by Colerain Township Department of Fire and EMS. 910-1201. Springfield Township.

Craft Shows Ohio Valley Woodturners Demonstration and Exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Guild members demonstrate how wood is carved on a spinning lathe and how special tools are used. Many of the artists’ finished pieces on display. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke with Uncle Don, 9:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Literary - Crafts

The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructed by Gary Terry, West Point Graduate, Army Master Fitness Trainer and Certified Personal Trainer. Focusing on helping individuals improve their strength, stamina, flexibility and weight loss. Bring mat, 3or 5-pound dumbbells and water. Ages 18 and up. $8. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Gentle yoga designed to improve flexibility, circulation, balance, and overall strength and flexibility. Class combines basic yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. $6, first class free. 9231700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

Music - Concerts

Tibetan Buddhist Course: Foundation for Happiness, 7-8 p.m., Gaden Samdrup Ling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive, The Eight Verses for Mind Training, taught from an 800year old text, designed to invoke inner reflection to develop a more peaceful, calm mind, which is the foundation for happiness. Course participants have assigned readings, participate in discussions, have an opportunity to ask questions and hear commentary on meditation practice. $10. 385-7116; www.gslmonastery.org. Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes

Home & Garden Gardening Seminar: Make Your Own Garden, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, How to add personal touches that show your individualized style. With White Oak Garden Center. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; www.whiteoakgardencenter.com. Monfort Heights.

Literary - Book Clubs The Ohio Valley Woodturners will be at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Guild members will demonstrate how wood is carved on a spinning lathe and how special tools are used. Many of the artists’ finished pieces will be on display. For more information, call 521-7275 or visit www.greatparks.org. Pictured is member John Lannom. FILE PHOTO

Celebrate Dr. Seuss!, 11 a.m.noon, North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave., Enjoy rhymes and stories and make a Dr. Seuss craft. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6068. Colerain Township. Crafty Teens, 2-3 p.m., Mount Healthy Branch Library, 7608 Hamilton Ave., Make a St. Paddy’s Day necklace. Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library. Ages 12-18. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4469. Mount Healthy.

Music - Rock Hear Me Out, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. With Addicere, Poncho, Formally Lethargic and Some Form of Hope. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. 825-8200; www.theug.com. Forest Park.

Nature Wilderness Skills: Orienteering, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Learn how to use a compass. Beginners welcome. Cost is $6. Registration required online by March 8. Vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Wilderness Skills: Orienteering II, 2:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Try the orienteering course where you will follow a bearing, learn to travel around large obstacles and get back on the right track. $6. Registration required online by March 8. Vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

On the Same Page Cincinnati!, 6:30 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, "The Submission" by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4478. Forest Park.

Music - Blues Special Events Johann Strauss Ball, 8 p.m.midnight, Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Grand march begins at 9:05 p.m. Light sandwich buffet, snacks, desserts and full cash bar. Music by Spitzbaum Band from St. Louis. Dance performance by Donauschwaben Strauss Ball dancers. Family friendly. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. 385-2098; www.donauschwaben.com. Colerain Township. Macy’s Arts Sampler, Noon-5 p.m., The Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road, Southern Gateway Chorus at noon. Wild Carrot at 1:30 p.m. The Living History Dancers at 3 p.m. Laura Hazelbaker and the BuckeyeRoos at 4 p.m. Includes light hors d’oeuvres. Beer and wine available for purchase. Part of Macy’s Arts Sampler weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 522-1410; www.theartswave.org/arts/sampler. Finneytown.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 Nature Birds of Prey, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Learn about these predators, how they indicate a healthy environment and how to support them. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. A Stinky Hike, 1 p.m., Richardson Forest Preserve, 400 W. Kemper Road, Registration required online by March 8. Naturalist-led walk to sniff around for an interesting plant with unique features. Free,

Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., With Tri-state blues artists. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Religious - Community Awana Clubs, 6:30-7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 1210 Compton Road, Fellowship Hall. Join us for Awana Clubs with game time, memory verses, and bible study in personalized small groups and interactive large groups. Registration is completed on first night of attendance. Free. Registration required. 931-0477. Mount Healthy.

Seminars Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Weekly speakers advise job seekers on how to conduct an effective job search. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Senior Citizens Chair Volleyball, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Indoor Cornhole, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 Art Exhibits Winter Wave, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Free. 522-3860; www.clovernook.org. North College Hill. Judy Dominic Fiber Arts Display & Sale, Noon-4 p.m.,

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Nationally recognized artist displays natural, recycled and textile fiver art sculptures, including baskets and wall hanging. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through March 25. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Literary Latte Book Club, 10 a.m., Greenhills Branch Library, 7 Endicott St., Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, "The Submission," by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4441. Greenhills.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. 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. 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.

Support Groups Finding Your Way through Loss, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Support and information on adjusting to change in life and grief over loss, cherishing positive memories, giving up unrealistic expectations that may lead to guilt and frustration, developing strong support system, finding sources of self-esteem and reducing stress. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Art Exhibits Winter Wave, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Free. 522-3860; www.clovernook.org. North College Hill. Judy Dominic Fiber Arts Display & Sale, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $8. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Chair Yoga, 9-10 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

Religious - Community Life in the Spirit, 7-9 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road, Hilvert Hall. Weekly through April 25. $5 for materials. Registration required. Presented by Lighthouse Renewal Center. 471-5483; www.lighthouserenewalcenter.org. Monfort Heights.

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MARCH 7, 2012 • NORTHWEST PRESS • B3

Mom’s salmon patties perfect for Lent

Our friends down the road, Bert and Bob Villing, just planted the first of their spring crops: carrots, peas and spinach. This makes me literally itch to get the garden tilled. Talk about spring fever! The watercress in our little Rita spring-fed Heikenfeld pool is spreading RITA’S KITCHEN by leaps and bounds, and the maple trees are budding out. The herb garden still looks pretty forlorn, though. Chickweed is taking over so I’ll have to do some serious weeding. But all’s not lost: Our “girls”/chickens love chickweed. Did you know that chickweed is highly nutritious? I like to add it to salads. Just make sure it’s clean, without pesticides, etc.

many requests for it over the years. So I went to the source: Proprietors Howard and Jan Melvin, who were gracious enough to share the recipe. It has an interesting history. Howard told me the original recipe was from the Netherland Plaza Hotel and it was a quantity one. Jan and chef Jerry Hart developed a recipe for the home cook. I’ll have to warn you – it makes quite a lot, but you’ll be happy to have it on hand. It reminds me of an elegant Caesar-type dressing with a bit of a bite. I’ve adapted the recipe only slightly. And yes, it uses raw eggs. That doesn’t bother me. I don’t think you could substitute pasteurized whites since this recipe contains yolks, as well. Check your local grocer to see if they carry pasteurized whole eggs if you are not comfortable with using raw eggs. Go to taste on seasonings.

Heritage house dressing

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 1½ teaspoons each ground black pepper and salt 1 tablespoon granulated dried garlic ¼ cup each water and red wine vinegar Up to 2½ teaspoons fresh

The former Heritage Restaurant on Wooster Pike holds many good memories for me, since that’s where my husband, Frank, and I met and worked. Their house dressing was the most popular dressing. I’ve had

lemon juice Up to 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1 teaspoon Worcestershire 2 large egg yolks 1 large egg 2 cups vegetable oil

Combine Parmesan, peppers, salt and garlic and set aside. Combine water, vinegar, lemon juice, hot sauce and Worcestershire and set aside. Combine yolks and eggs in mixer. Whip on medium high until very thick. Mixture will be light lemon colored. Jerry’s note said “and we mean very thick.” With the whip attachment still on, turn to high and slowly, in a thin, thin, stream, pour half the oil in. When egg mixture has taken half the oil, add all dry ingredients. Continue adding the rest of the oil, alternating with liquid ingredients, until all liquid ingredients have been absorbed. Refrigerate immediately.

My mom’s salmon patties

My mom never measured and she used regular breadcrumbs, so use them if you like. Go to taste on onion and celery.

onion and celery ½ cup panko breadcrumbs Salt and pepper to taste

Drain salmon and mix everything together lightly. Form into patties and fry in olive oil over medium heat until brown on both sides. Nice sides are fried potatoes and mixed vegetables.

Tasty dill sauce

I got this recipe years ago from Bonnie Kareth, a Northern Kentucky reader, when we were both working at Macy’s. I like this so much I use it on other seafood dishes, as well. Mix together: ½ cup mayonnaise Juice of half a lemon or

Rita's mom's salmon patties are pictured with fried potatoes and mixed vegetables. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. more to taste 1 generous teaspoon dried dill leaves or palmful fresh, chopped Hot sauce to taste 1 tomato, finely chopped (optional)

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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MH Garden club peddling both flowers and fertilizer The Monfort Heights Garden Club’s Spring Flower and Posy Power sale raises funds for the club’s community activities and it is under way now. For the flower sale, the club, in cooperation with Moeller Greenhouse Garden Center at 2471 Banning Road, is accepting orders through Friday, March 30, for flats of annuals at a cost of $15 for 32, 10-inch hanging baskets for $18, 4.5-inch pots of annuals at a cost of $53 for 15, pots of perennials $41 for 8 and flats of a variety of Burpee Hybrid vegetables in 4-inch pots $14 for 10. Vouchers to be used in making purchases from the Moeller Greenhouse may be ordered through Mary Ellen Lovett at the address shown below. The club also is offering Posy Power soil enhancer in .65-cubic-feet bags for $5.75 per bag. Orders also must be placed by Friday, March 30. To order flower sale vouchers and/or Posy Power, fill out an order form

which is available on the group’s website at www.mh-wo.org, or at the March 14 membership meeting at the Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. Send the completed form and a check payable to The Monfort Heights Garden Club, to 5251 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45247-5947. Be sure your order form lists all the numbers and types of flowers and/or the number of bags of Posy Power you wish to buy. Include your name, address and telephone number. Payment for the flowers and Posy Power orders can be on one check. The flower sale vouchers will be mailed directly to you. They are as good as cash at Moeller’s and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Posy Power orders can be picked up on Saturday, April 28, between 11 a.m. and noon at the St. Ignatius Church parking lot on North Bend Road. Helpers will be available to load your trunk or truck.

If you have any questions about either the flower sale or Posy Power programs, call 598-5204.

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Be cautious when giving dogs chicken jerky In an effort to reward their dogs, many people give them little treats. But the Food and Drug Administration is cautioning about products containing chicken jerky, including chicken tenders, strips or treats. More than 350 dogs have reportedly become ill after eating these items – and some have died. Joetta Caudill-Metzger of Alexandria recently lost her 6-year-old miniature schnauzer, Molly. “I’ve been buying these dog treats because she loved them. They were chicken jerky and I

thought, ‘OK, this is great.’ My dog loved these treats so when she’d been a good dog I Howard said, ‘Oh, Ain you’ve HEY HOWARD! been a good dog today and you can have a treat,’” Caudill-Metzger said. Molly had been eating those treats for more than a year. But, CaudillMetzger says, “She’s been getting more of them lately. Before, it

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died of kidney failure and he suspects it was caused by the chicken jerky. The maker of that brand of dog food says it has a program to ensure the safety of its products. The FDA first issued a cautionary warning about these products back in 2007. Despite exhaustive testing, the FDA has not found any contaminant in the Chinese-made products that could cause any illness. None of the chicken jerky products have been recalled. The FDA says these products should not be substituted for a bal-

anced diet and are intended to be fed only occasionally and in small quantities. Caudill-Metzger says she was cutting in half the treats she had been feeding Molly. Natasha Beranek of Fairfield wrote me that she too had been feeding her small dog one to two chicken jerky treats each day, per the weight guidelines on the back of the package. But her dog also became sick and was put on a diet of sensitive stomach food and capsules by her vet. “I have now abstained from giving her her beloved

chicken jerky treats,” Beranek says. David Best of Batavia wrote to say his small dog also died after eating these treats and he would like to see the items pulled from store shelves. He has another dog and writes, “After seeing your story on TV we threw out the bag of these treats I had just bought.” Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Fiber artist featured at Farbach Artist Judy Dominic, nationally known for her works in fiber art, including basket weaving, mud cloths and “scumbling,” brings her naturally unique styles to FarbachWerner Nature Preserve for an art display and sale, classes in creating mud cloths, garlic baskets and using natural dye techniques. Scumbling uses a variety of stitches and yarns to create a free-form fabric. The fiber art display and sale will be from noon

to 4 p.m.Tuesday, March 13, through Friday, March 23, and Sunday, March 25, at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road. The fiber art classes will be Saturday, March 24, with mud cloth from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., garlic basket from noon to 2 p.m. and natural dye from 2 to 5:00 p.m. Dominic has been creating fiber art for more than 31 years and has held exhibits here and across the country. She is known for her usable, handmade, recycled and unique fiber art

pieces. “I take two ecological principles – recycling and reusing – seriously in my work, using the vines, leaves, limbs, shavings, junk mail or other odd materials that would otherwise go into the garbage or litter the ground,” Dominic said. “Each material has a character of its own which I feel duty bound to discover and disclose.” The fiber art classes require a registration by Monday, March 19, at GreatParks.org. The fiber art display and sale is free and open to the public. The mud cloth and natural dye classes are $20 per person and the garlic basket class is $30 per person. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit, $10 for an annual permit or $3 daily, is required to enter the

Work such as this by fiber artist Judy Dominic will be on display and available for purchase at Farbach-Werner this month. THANKS TO KIM WHITTON

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LEGAL NOTICE The Colerain Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tues., March 20, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH. Case No.: ZA2012-01. Project Name: Joseph Toyota Overflow Inventory Lot. Request: Zone map amendment from R-5 Suburban-High Residential District to PD-B - Business Planned Development. Location: 9501 Colerain Ave. and 3434, 3444, 3454 and 3464 Poole Rd., Cincinnati, OH. Applicant: Joseph Realty LLC. Owners: Joseph Realty LLC (parcel nos. 510-104-129-133), Soo D. & Jung J. Kim (parcel no. 510-104-128) and Grady Meinhardt (parcel no. 510-104125). Application: Zone map amendment request from a residential district to a business planned development district to allow for the construction of a new overflow inventory area for the Joseph Toyota dealership. The application may be examined between 8 AM and 4:30 PM at the Zoning Office located at the Colerain Township Government Complex. After conclusion of this hearing, a recommendation will be forwarded to the Board of Trustees. 1001691361

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kitchen collector, a “Simple Guide to Composting in Your Backyard,” a magnet, and a $20 coupon toward the purchase of a compost bin. Registration is required and seminars are open only to Hamilton County residents. To register, call 513-946-7734 or email susan.schumacher@hamilton-co.org. Composting in Your Backyard seminars are evening programs at several locations across Hamilton County: » 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, Colerain Township Government Complex » 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, Blue Ash Recreation Center

» 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden » 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, Francis R. Healy Community Center (Deer Park) » 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, Forest Park Senior Center » 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, Delhi Park Lodge » 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, Robert Schuler Sports Complex (Sycamore Township) For more information, call the Recycling Hotline at 946-7766, visit www.HamiltonCountyRecycles.org, or on Twitter (@HamCoRecycling) and Facebook (www.Facebook.com/HamiltonCountyRecycling).

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DEATHS Jeffrey Adams Jeffrey L. Adams, 37, died Feb. 26. Survived by son Liam Adams; mother Geraldine Adams; brother Troy Adams; nephews Joshua, Samuel Adams. Preceded in death by father Lonnie Adams. Services were March 1 at Meyer Funeral Home.

Eugene Brandenburg Eugene E. Brandenburg, 86, Green Township, died Feb. 24. Survived by siblings Mary Sue Griswold, Robert Brandenburg, Janet Spring; brothers- and sisters-in-law Dale Griswold, Edna Brandenburg, Ed Spring; many nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother

James Brandenburg, sister-inlaw Pauline Brandenburg. Services were Feb. 28 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements Brandenburg by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Eldermount Adult Day Program, 401 Farrell Court, Cincinnati, OH 45233 or Franks Adult Center, 5884 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248.

Della Burden Della Gertrude Burden, 86, died Feb. 22. Survived by husband James Burden; children Donna (Tom) Rave, Bonnie (Don) Maddox, John

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. (Pat) Burden; grandchildren Ron (Holly) Whitt, Eric (Angie) Davidson, Becky (Mike) Stubblefield, Jodi (Ryan) Feist, John (Jen),

Michael Burden; great-grandchildren Abbigale, Maggie Holder, Wesley Feist, Lane Burden; sisters Alberta Markham, Lee Tartar; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by birth parents Marion, Adellar Brewer, adoptive parents Ebbie, Lillie Ramey, siblings Bill, Clyde Brewer, Virgie Chasteen, Sylvia Reed, Clyde Brewer, Viola Greene. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home.

Raymond Dieckman Raymond W. Dieckman, 91, Green Township, died Feb. 29. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by daughters Donna (Bob) Mayer, Cheryl (Bob) Manning; grandchildren Chris (Jenny), Tim, Mary Mayer, Mark, Kevin Manning; great-grandDieckman children Daniel, Caroline, Elizabeth; sister Bernetta Dieckman. Preceded in death by wife Anne Dieckman, siblings the Rev. Vincent, OFM, Marie Dieckman. Services were March 6 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Pregnancy Center West, 4900 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238 or Right to Life,

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Victor Keith Victor F. Keith, 62, Green Township, died Feb. 24. Survived by wife Beverly Keith; children Victor B., Jeff, Joey Keith, Jill (Chad) Whittymore; grandsons Brandon, Colin; siblings Richard, Terry Keith, Patricia CoKeith wans; many nieces and nephews. Services were Feb. 29 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Marian Krueger Marian Rowland Krueger, 75, Green Township, died Feb. 22. She was a teacher. Survived by husband James Krueger; children Joseph (Heidi), Maureen (Rick Edelman) Krueger, Kathleen (David) Meyer; grandKrueger children Josh, Zach, Audrey, Claire, James, Kyle, Timothy, Abigail. Services were Feb. 27 at Our

Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597 or Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, 1802 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239.

Maureen Maguire Mary “Maureen” Maguire, 81, died Feb. 22. She worked in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati administrative offices for 45 years. She was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Survived by sister Kathleen (Robert) Hanson; niece and nephews Maguire Jennifer (Jim) Bourgholtzer, Mike, Stephen (Jewel) Hanson; great-nieces and nephews Christine, Kaylin Bourgholtzer, Melissa (Andy) Hagenmaier, Brian Bourgholtzer, Eric (Kelly) Hanson, Michele (Bill) Trivett; friends Ginny Huber, Marilyn Young. Services were Feb. 28 at Sacred Heart Church, Fairfield. Arrangements by Zettler Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1125 Bank St., Cincinnati, OH 45214.

Charlie Mattingly Earl Thomas “Charlie” Mattingly, 71, died Feb. 19. He was a construction material recycler. Survived by wife Patricia Mattingly; children Steven Mattingly, John, Ronald, Christopher, Charles, Timothy Ferguson, Patricia Ashbrook, Jeanne Adams; sister Janey Hutchinson; 30 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother Woodson, John Mattingly. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations Charlesia Rivers, born 1993, possession of drugs, 4899 Hawaiian Terrace, Feb. 14. Edward L. Johnson, born 1979, possession of drugs, 2568 W. North Bend Road, Feb. 14. Jerry L. Rice, born 1977, possession of drugs, 4899 Hawaiian Terrace, Feb. 14. Kevin Choate, born 1991, 2386 W. North Bend Road, Feb. 19. Lamoore Raphel Jones, born 1990, misdemeanor drug possession, 5501 Colerain Ave., Feb. 21. Mario Allen, born 1992, carrying concealed weapons, tampering with evidence, 2556 Kipling Ave., Feb. 22. Jaymes Kithe Outlaw, born 1990, 2725 Hillvista Lane, Feb. 24.

Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary 5116 Hawaiian Terrace, Feb. 19. Aggravated robbery 2556 Kipling Ave., Feb. 22. 5307 Eastknoll Court, Feb. 22. Burglary 5760 Willowcove Drive, Feb. 23. Intimidation 5852 Renee Court, Feb. 21. Theft 2247 Banning Road, Feb. 18. 2560 Kipling Ave., Feb. 19. 2650 Kipling Ave., Feb. 19. 5899 Shadymist Lane, Feb. 22.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Joseph Nelson, 47, 9970 Arborwood Drive, theft at 9962 Arborwood Drive, Feb. 15. Cordell Hamilton, 25, 4205 Cherry St., theft at 3711 Stonecreek Blvd., Feb. 16. Rachel Hobbs, 30, 2883 Harrison Ave., solicitation at 8451 Colerain Ave., Feb. 15. Elizabeth Ross, 22, 2430 Crest Road, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, drug paraphernalia at 2400 Banning Road, Feb. 17. Marcus Bryant, 55, 3820 Boudinot Ave., open container at 10634 Pippin Road, Feb. 16. Juvenile male, 14, curfew violation at 7554 Cheviot Road, Feb. 17.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600 » Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323 » Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500 » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300 Juvenile male, 13, curfew violation at 7554 Cheviot Road, Feb. 17. Indira Kulkel, 22, 3507 Lapland Drive, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Feb. 17. Andrew Gray Jr., 28, 4244 Vine St., disorderly conduct at 8451 Colerain Ave., Feb. 18. Kyle Moore, 23, 7988 Harrison Ave., assault, Criminal damaging at 8007 State Route 128, Feb. 18. Cynthia Cordell, 41, 3010 Mapleleaf Ave., open container at 9690 Colerain Ave., Feb. 19. Juvenile male, 15, truancy at 3564 Springdale Road, Feb. 19. David Shankland, 44, 3510 Regal Lane, open container at 8500 Colerain Ave., Feb. 19. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 3453 Alamosa Drive, Feb. 19. Samuel Cole, 60, 2911 Jonrose Ave., felonious assault at 2446 Kipling Ave., Feb. 19. Charles Hansert, 31, 5435 Cindy Lane, operating vehicle intoxicated at 3236 W. Galbraith Road, Feb. 20. Jaquisha Stubblefield, 23, 4345 Kirby Ave., theft at 8320 Colerain Ave., Feb. 20. Christopher Monday, 31, 2428 Walden Glen Circle, Domestic violence at 9402 Coogan Drive, Feb. 20. Juvenile male, 15, domestic violence at 2752 Mancelona Court, Feb. 20. Tiffany Bowling, 28, 2001 Sundale Drive, receiving stolen property, forgery at 1646 W. Galbraith Road, Feb. 20. Juvenile male, 112, drug possession, drug paraphernalia at 3200 Springdale Road, Feb. 21. Mallory Cook, 23, 9967 Crusader

Vehicle damaged at 3425 Sunbury Lane, Feb. 20. Domestic violence Female reported at Buell Road, Feb. 19. Drug offense Officers dispatched for possible drug use at 9501 Colerain Av, Feb. 15. Misuse of credit card Victim reported at 2978 Stout Road, Feb. 15. Victim reported at 4779 Blue Rock Road, Feb. 13.

Victim reported at 3611 Bevis Lane, Feb. 20. Victim reported at 8145 Blanchetta Drive, Feb. 16. Robbery Attempt made at 3210 Springdale Road, Feb. 18. Victim threatened and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7451 Colerain Ave., Feb. 20. Victim threatened and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 2400 Adams Road,

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Drive, endangering children at 9967 Crusader Drive, Feb. 21. Kenneth Cornist, 44, 1150 Atwood Drive, theft at 6401 Colerain Ave., Feb. 18. Anna Allen, 29, 3282 Coleen Drive, drug abuse at 2610 W. Galbraith Road, Feb. 19.

Incidents/reports Assault, criminal damaging Victim struck at 2940 Jonrose, Feb. 15. Breaking and entering Reported at 2734 Banning Road, Feb. 17. Brass wire removed at 2734 Banning Road, Feb. 20. Burglary Residence entered attempt made to removed items from residence at 2347 Merriway Lane, Feb. 16. Attempt made at 11990 Wincanton Dr, Feb. 17. Victim reported at 10165 Snowflake Lane, Feb. 16. Church entered and laptop, credit cards and wallet of unknown value removed from office at 3581 W. Galbraith Road, Feb. 21. Residence entered and computers, Wii, game and pendants of unknown value removed at 10165 Snowflake Lane, Feb. 20. Burglary, theft Victim reported at 5959 Sheits Road, Feb. 18. Criminal damaging Vehicle window damaged at 10274 Menominee Drive, Feb. 18. Maple tree damaged at 8316 Royal Heights Drive, Feb. 20. Storm door shattered at 2328 Roosevelt Ave., Feb. 17. Criminal mischief

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2916 Bentbrook Drive: Robison, Marlene Kay to Tiako, Diana C. and Brice Emaha; $85,000. 3163 Birchway Drive: Large, Carl D. to Preston, Kay and Steven; $36,500. Blue Meadow Lane: NVR Inc. to Miller, Steve R.; $299,445. 2309 Bluelark Drive: Blair, Beatrice to Jo Mat Properties LLC; $20,000. 2441 Bracebridge Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to CES Holdings LLC; $34,900. 2626 Byrneside Drive: Cipelle, Eric K. and Nancy S. to Dawson, Nicholas; $80,000. 4810 Hubble Road: Gibeau, Tom to Hunley, Elizabeth A.; $147,500. 9466 Loralinda Drive: Salem, Mariam N. to Aldoud, Jrouh; $34,500. 2731 Mellowbrook Court: Fannie Mae to Brown, Todd W. and Robert Michael Marko; $40,000. Red Hawk Court: Western

Benchmark LLC to NVR Inc.; $40,000. 3590 Ripplegrove Drive: Burns, Thomas J. Tr. and Marian M. Tr. to Findley, Timothy B. Jr. and Melissa Findley; $84,000. 2871 Sheldon Ave.: Reddy, Tom to Dawson, Shawn V. and Emily S.; $89,900. 2578 Tampico Drive: Price, Barry G. and Marceda V. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $46,000. 2612 Wenning Road: Fannie Mae to Houston, Tammy R.; $22,400.

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McQuaide, Jacob G.; $192,500. 3266 Floridale Lane: Hoetker, Andrew D. and Kacy A. to Gresham, Megan E.; $98,000. 5942 Harrison Ave.: Spitz, Sharon M. to Ostan, Robert and Deborah Stepaniak Ostan; $51,000. 3414 North Bend Road: Zucchetto, Sarina to Guardian Savings Bank FSB; $54,000. 3815 Ruebel Place: Berry, Bradley to House, Tymothy B.; $86,000. 4490 Ruebel Place: Maurer, Carrie E. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $58,000. 5538 Silverpoint Drive: Wilson, James M. and Charldine M. to Hench, Jonathan; $114,900. 5549 Surrey Ave.: Lanter, Catherine M. to Third Federal Savings and Loan Association Of Cle; $50,000.

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8886 Balboa Drive: Keiger, Dale Edward to Robinson, Anthony; $20,000. 7900 Burgundy Lane: Smith, Dorothy to Third Federal Savings and Loan Association; $60,000. 8757 Constance Lane: Peyton, Scott and Jill to Brooks, Gary E. and Eliazabeth A.; $113,500.

POLICE REPORTS 7581 Edgemont Road: Macdonald, Barry C. to Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr.; $60,000. 1002 Harbury Drive: Myers, Stephen D. to Ridge, Cynthia G. and Steven L.; $152,000. 12023 Hazelhurst Lane: Mayhall, Edward M. and Michelle C. Uphus to Gray, Lori M.; $115,000. Huffman Court: Sharma, Surdender S. and Kavita to Jeray, Steven G.; $1,000. 1113 McKelvey Road: Fenster, George R. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $48,000. 1960 Miles Road: Hauser, Todd J. and Patricia D. to Hauser, Patricia D. and Patricia Welsh; $9,755. 9920 Miles Woods Court: HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Morrison, Donald; $69,900. 8774 Morningstar Lane: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Nyame, Charles; $34,500. 8865 Neptune Drive: Kuhn, Dennis J. Tr. to Family Reserve LLC; $27,500. 1322 Newport Drive: Brown, Nan Z. to U.S. Bank NA; $28,000. 12160 Regency Run Court: Shirley, Steven R. and Brenda Dale Shirley to Federal National Mortgage Association; $43,508. 2218 Struble Road: Random Properties Acquistion Corp III to Hogeback, Mark L.; $40,200. 8983 Zodiac Drive: Burnet Capital LLC to Hagedorn Investments LLC; $27,500.

Continued from Page B7 Feb. 16. Victim reported at 3014 Wheatfield, Feb. 16. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 2691 Springdale, Feb. 2. Envelope and contents removed from purse at 10240 Colerain Ave., Feb. 17. Xbox controllers of unknown value removed at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., Feb. 18. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., Feb. 17. Cell phone valued at $200 removed at 7209 Bolyen Drive, Feb. 17. Vehicle entered and firearms of unknown value removed at 9970 Colerain Ave., Feb. 18. Vehicle entered and laptop of unknown value removed at 9920 Colerain Ave., Feb. 18. Vehicle entered and items of unknown value removed at 7119 Broadmare Drive, Feb. 18. Reported at 2843 Brampton Drive, Feb. 18. Stereo, amplifier and CDs of unknown value removed from vehicle at 3392 Niagara St., Feb. 21. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 10761 Pippin Road, Feb. 16. Victim reported at 6401 Colerain Ave., Feb. 20. Victim reported at 8270 Springleaf Lake, Feb. 18. Victim reported at 9450 Colerain Ave., Feb. 19. Victim reported at 7155 Broadmore, Feb. 19.

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Attempt made to remove catalytic converter at 5553 Old Blue Rock Road, Feb. 20. Vehicle entered and loose change removed from cupholder at 6766 Kenn Drive, Feb. 20. Cell phone of unknown value removed at Colerain Avenue, Jan. 14. $80 removed at 3625 Jill Marie Drive, Feb. 19. Trespassing Reported at 10240 Colerain Ave., Feb. 17. Vandalism Reported at 2901 Banning Road, Feb. 15. Reported at 8334 Pippin Road, Feb. 15.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Dennis H. Day, 27, 6310 Cheviot Road No. 7, drug paraphernalia and possessing drug abuse instruments at 5245 North Bend Road, Feb. 20. Douglas McKinley, 35, 3925 Vine Vista Place, trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and possession of marijuana at Glenway Avenue and Muddy Creek, Feb. 20. Kathleen Tritschler, 54, 3212 Floridale Lane, barking dog violation at 3212 Floridale Lane, Feb. 20. Tara Horan, 36, 44 Amelia Park Drive, falsification at 6290 Glenway Ave., Feb. 21. Trang T. Hammons, 34, 5605 Bridgetown Road No. 8, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Feb. 21. Edward J. Mangold, 44, 5180 Reemelin Road, domestic violence at 5180 Reemelin Road, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Feb. 22. Louis L. Hutchinson, 52, 4591 Paddock Road No. 11, robbery at 6300 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. Aaron L. Massey, 19, 4424 Harrison Ave., open container at 6550 Harrison Ave., Feb. 23. Juvenile, 13, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Feb. 23. Terrence Alexander, 23, 9197 Meadowglen Drive, theft at 3440 North Bend Road, Feb. 23. Vivian M. Erskine, 31, 2751 Madison Ave., drug paraphernalia at 2630 West North Bend Road, Feb. 23. Aaron J. Oliverio, 20, 3613 Ebenezer Road, possession of marijuana at 5560 Bridgetown Road, Feb. 24. Betty E. Rose, 47, 28 East Main St., theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Feb. 24. Karen L. Young, 48, 133 Second St., theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Feb. 24. Nathan J. Gillespie, 21, 105 Lellan Ave., possession of drugs at 5750 Harrison Ave., Feb. 24. Kaz J. McMullen, 23, 2010 Faywood Drive, violating protection order and burglary at 2100 Anderson Ferry Road, Feb. 25.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery Suspect passed note to pharmacy clerk stating they had a gun and demanded several types of medications, and fled with several bottles of medicine from CVS at 5811 Colerain Ave., Feb. 24. Breaking and entering Scrap aluminum stolen from home’s garage at 6375 Starvue, Feb. 25. Burglary Several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 6559 Hearne Road No. 1401, Feb. 20. Window screen cut during burglary attempt at 7623 Skyview, Feb. 22. Twenty DVDs, four video games, digital camera, earrings and a tricycle stolen from home at 2031 Townhill Drive, Feb. 23. Criminal damaging Outside mirror broken on vehicle at 5872 Northglen Road, Feb. 19. Tool box damaged on vehicle at 3030 West Fork Road, Feb. 23. Eggs thrown on vehicles at 5222 North Bend Road, Feb. 23. Two exterior lights broken by home’s garage at 2869 Country Woods Lane, Feb. 26. Domestic dispute Argument between siblings at West Fork Road, Feb. 21. Theft Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 6536 Hearne Road, Feb. 20. Checkbook stolen at 3325 Greencrest Court, Feb. 20. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 6619 Hearne Road, Feb. 21. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 6580 Harrison Ave., Feb. 21.


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