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Auditor details costs of township park, fire levies Trustees have not decided timing yet

By Monica Boylson

The Hamilton County Auditor has certified millage for both a parks and recreation levy and a fire protection and emergency medical services levy for Delhi Township. The Delhi Township Board of Trustees passed resolutions during a Dec. 26 meeting to certify a number of different mills for both levies.

Proposed millage for the parks and recreation levy is 0.5 and 0.75. » On a 0.5-mill levy, an owner of home valued at $100,000 would pay $15.08 per year for the levy. The estimated property tax revenue produced by a 0.5-mill levy is about $232,960 per year. » On a 0.75-mill levy it would cost that same owner $22.61 per year. The estimated property tax revenue is $349,440 per year. The intent of the parks and recreation levy is to raise enough money for the depart-

ment to be sustainable without money from the general fund, minus shared services the township pays. Delhi Fiscal Officer Cheryl Davis Sieve said that in the past the parks and recreation department used $40,000 to $45,000 per year form the general fund. In 2011, the parks department used $59,000 from the general fund; this year the general fund budget shows a line item of $75,000 for parks


and recreation. The parks operating budget is approximately $570,000. “The parks dependency on the general fund has grown each year,” Sieve

said. Parks and recreation department also receives money from the tax increment financing (TIF) fund – public financing for capital improvements. The department has $81,000 earmarked from the TIF fund

to pay for a pavilion project at Clearview Lake in Delhi Park. It also requested $176,000 from the fund for the project. Proposed millage for the fire protection and emergency medical services levy is 1.25, 1.5, 1.75 and 2. The following costs for a fire levy are what the owner of a home valued at $100,000 would pay each year. » 1.25-mill levy would cost $37.69. The estimated property tax revenue produced by a1.25mill levy is $582,401 per year. See LEVIES, Page A2

Elder students show support for the troops By Kurt Backscheider

A group of students at Elder High School are making sure military servicemen know they have support from the West Side. Members of the school’s Support the Troops Club recently sent care packages to 26 Elder alumni who are serving in the armed forces throughout the world. “It’s a great way for us to give back,” said junior Brandon Bell, a Delhi Township resident whose older brother is in the U.S. Navy. “Our troops do so much for us. The club is a great way for us to thank our heroes.” Elder junior Ben Smith, a Delhi resident, said club members wrote letters to each serviceman and organized an outof-uniform day at school to raise money to buy items for the care packages. He said each care package contained Elder gear, snacks, Skyline chili, Montgomery Inn barbecue sauce, powdered drink mixes, a letter, a greeting card from Elder faculty and staff and a wrapped Christmas gift. Matthew Maloney, a junior from Sayler Park whose older brother serves in the U.S. Army, said the club raised enough money from the out-ofuniform day to buy all the servicemen the newest Batman movie on DVD. “We wanted to try to get the whole school involved so everyone could show respect for what our military members See TROOPS, Page A2

ON THE MATS Elder junior Evan Morgan wins his weight class at Coaches’ Classic See story, A6

Facilities Coordinator Dan Ryan makes sure his truck is in working order before the next snow storm. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Delhi Public Works keeps roads clear By Monica Boylson

Elder High School junior Daniel Fishburn stuffs a box with candy while making holiday care packages for Elder alumni serving in the military. Elder’s Support the Troops Club recently sent care packages to 26 servicemen. THANKS TO BRIAN BILL

RITA’S KITCHEN Now is time for soup. See story B3

The weather outside was frightful as the first big snowstorm of the winter hit the West Side during Christmas week. The Delhi Township Public Works Department was prepared to tackle the snowy roads with five plows and plenty of salt. They used about 100 tons of salt during the last storm. With a milder 2011-12 winter, the department already had a good stock pile which meant they didn’t have to buy a lot of salt this year. “The average year we use about 800 tons of salt,” director Ron Ripperger said. “Last year was a light year.” Last winter the public works department only used 400 tons of salt. The salt dome at the public works department holds 1,500 tons and they share the dome with the Hamilton County Engineers who plow county

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roads in Delhi Township. When it snows, five drivers take five routes in the township each covering 11 miles of roads as well as township building parking lots and the parks. “It takes close to six hours to plow each route,” foreman Keith Duncan said. Helping with snow removal are public works employees and township employees from zoning, parks and recreation and the township mechanics. Ripperger offered some helpful tips for dealing with winter weather: » Drive at a slower speed. » Try not to break suddenly, accelerate and decelerate slowly. » Keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. » Clear snow off all windshields, headlights, mirrors and the top of your vehicle. Questions for the public works department can be sent to

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Levies Continued from Page A1

» 1.5-mill levy would cost $45.23 and would bring in $698,881. » 1.75-mill levy would cost $52.77 and raise $815,361. » 2-mill levy would cost $60.31 and bring in $931,841. The levy would help the fire department combat a $539,799.90 difference between expenses and revenue for 2013. Sieve said the fire department needs about $1 million to carry over each year to pay for expenses through the first quarter of the following year. The operating budget for the fire department for this year is $3.4 million. The certified millage for the levies would allow the board of trustees to vote to place the levies on a May 7 ballot; however, just because the millage has been certified doesn’t mean the trustees will put it on the ballot. If the trustees do not place a park and fire levy on the ballot in May they would have to recertify the millage to place

them on the Aug. 6 or Nov. 5 ballots. To place the levy on the May ballot, trustees would have to vote on the levies by Feb. 6. The last scheduled meeting they could vote on it would be Wednesday, Jan. 30, unless they schedule a special meeting. Deadlines to place issues on a ballot are 90 days before the election. Trustee President Mike Davis said he doesn’t think the trustees will vote to put one or both levies on the ballot at the next board meeting. “I think we’re all on the same page as to the need for levies,” he said. “We certainly would not vote for a levy without additional input from the community.” Davis encouraged residents to attend the next trustee meeting and address the board with their comments. He also added that he is going to recommend to the board that they host a special meeting to engage the community and discuss the levies. The board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the township administration building, 934 Neeb Road.

Elder High School junior Matthew Maloney, right, and freshman Steven Catania wrap DVD movies to be placed in care packages for Elder alumni serving in the military. The students are members of the school’s Support the Troops Club. THANKS TO BRIAN BILL

Troops Continued from Page A1

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sistant development/ alumni relations director, said the Support the Troops Club is an outgrowth of an effort called Project Support, which was started by former El-

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der teacher Mike Honold in the 1960s to support men serving in the Vietnam War. Project Support eventually ran its course, but Bill said Elder graduate Matt Brannon built upon Project Support’s foundation when he started the Support the Troops Club with classmate Ben Combs in 2008 during their senior year. “We hope for this club to continue every year, with multiple events throughout the year,” Bill

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“This was a chance for us to support them and make their lives more enjoyable.” DANIEL FISHBURN Elder junior

said. “It’s neat to see the students have an interest in it.” Elder junior Daniel Fishburn, of Delhi, said there are roughly 25 students in the club this school year. He said they all enjoyed shopping for the items for the care packages and packing them up for shipment. “The troops put their lives on the line for us,” Fishburn said. “This was a chance for us to support them and hopefully make their lives a little more enjoyable.”


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Delhi sewer work to begin By Monica Boylson

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati will begin work to replace a Delhi Township pump station and install new sewers beginning the week of Jan. 14. The pump station on Dellers Glen Drive that helps regulate sewage overflow will be eliminated and 210 feet of 8-inch pipe will be installed to connect the sewage system of Heavenly Lane to Dellers Glen Drive. Michele Ralston, spokeswoman for MSD, said the project is part of the sewer district’s Pro-

This pump station on Dellers Glen Drive will be eliminated by the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati during an upcoming project. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ject Groundwork – an initiative to comply with federal and state mandates to manage combined sewer overflows. “The project will save

money by eliminating the operation cost of the pump station and it will reduce potential sewer backups,” she said. The total construction

cost is $263,000 and is funded by MSD. Ralston said customers will not see a direct increase in their billing as a result of the project. Construction should be complete by July 1. Residents in the affected area have been notified of the project which will also include the installation of a new manhole. “We will be doing everything we can to minimize inconvenience to the residents,” she said. For additional information about the project, contact MSD’s engineering customer service line at 557-3594 or go to


Program highlights historic homes By Monica Boylson

The Delhi Historical Society is hosting a free program about the homes and history of Riverside at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Delhi Park Lodge, 5125 Foley Road. Local architect and home preservationist David Zelman will discuss the significance of the Riverside area and its wealthy past, housing Cincinnati families such as Longworth, Fleischmann and Yeatman to name a few. “We talk about the fact that really until the 20th century, Riverside was home to some of the wealthiest people,” he said. He also said the area was once home to commercial wine making. Many homes had vineyards and even produced wine on site. “Nicholas Longworth and Thomas Yeatman had estates in Riverside and they were making wine to sell consistently,” he said.

Colgate senior Eric Taber in Nepal. PROVIDED

Oak Hills grads treks in Nepal Oak Hills High School graduate Eric Taber imagined a trek through the sprawling Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal (ACA) would be the best way to study the impact of ongoing road development in the region. Thanks to an Alumni Memorial Scholar fellowship, he was able to go there himself. Taber, a senior biology and geography major at Colgate University, spent more than two weeks trekking124 miles with his Nepali guide and translator. Their journey ranged from low-lying tropical areas to alpine elevations of 18,000 feet. Along the way, Taber interviewed more than 60 people about new road construction cutting through the ecologically diverse region. “I was interested in

learning about the locals’ perceptions of the construction and the implications that it might have on the conservation in that area,” Taber said. “It really fits nicely as a case study.” Taber and all students selected for the AMS program are eligible to apply for a fellowship of up to $5,000 for research or to facilitate academically meaningful internships or experiences beyond the formal curriculum at Colgate. For Taber, the scholarship was the deciding factor in his coming to Colgate, which is in Hamilton, N.Y. According to Eddie Watkins, assistant professor of biology, Taber is is one of the most broadly interested and focused students he has known in his time at Colgate.

“Indefatigable would describe him well. Eric has been a steadfast member of my lab research group, even when his interest has moved to issues more socio-environmental. Indeed, he first started in my lab looking at the impacts of an invasive species on an endangered plant,” said Watkins, who is Taber’s academic adviser. While talking with locals on the trail, Taber said he found the issues in Nepal’s ACA area to be more nuanced than just economic impacts to the trekking industry. Road development opens up increased access to services such as medical care, and farmers can reach more markets in larger population centers. However, ecological impacts include new dam construc-

Exchange club changing name The Western Hills Exchange Club has changed its name to The Western Hills Community Service Club. The original club formed in 1977 to raise money to aid local West Side organizations which fight child abuse, and to present scholarships in recognition of outstanding seniors from each of the six local West Side high schools. Over the years, the club has donated more than $225,000 to support local charities and awarded $75,000 in scholarships. Today’s difficult economy is causing the charities to be in greater need, so club members are hoping to expand their sup-

port in order to help even more of the deserving children from Cincinnati’s west side. To do this, The Western Hills Community Service Club is seeking new members. The weekly breakfast meetings are on Thursdays at 8 a.m. at the Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. Each week a guest speaker addresses the group and the meeting adjourns around 9 a.m. Along with a name change, the club has a new dues structure; one cost which is geared for regular attendees and a reduced amount for those not able to attend on a weekly basis. Both individual and corporate

memberships are available. Current members agree that in addition to interesting speakers, meetings also provide a venue to discuss current events and to enjoy traditional West Side camaraderie. Consider joining The Western Hills Community Service Club – stop by on a Thursday morning for a complimentary breakfast and to meet the membership. To find out more about the club, contact Andy Bucher at 347-3600 or ; Tom Prince at 922-3767 or; Jim Miceli at 941-3333 or

tion on the rivers and the emergence of truck traffic. “Even the tea house workers weren’t strongly opposed to the road because they recognized some of the benefit,” Taber said. “Even those that are struggling financially, those talking about having to close their tea house are very aware of the benefits that the road is bringing to others in the community.” Taber is deciding where to apply for graduate schools. He is a member of the campus Sustainability Council, and last summer also traveled to Siberia to study climate change. “He certainly has a brilliant future ahead of him ...” Watkins said. “He has been a wonderful colleague these last four years.”


Historical Society Museum Coordinator Peg Schmidt explained that the Riverside area extends from Fairbanks Avenue to Bender Road. The historic homes were littered along 7 miles of the Ohio River. Zelman will talk about 29 Riverside homes on River Road, Tyndall Avenue, Halsey Avenue, Hillside Avenue, Pattison Street and Princeton Street. “The western riverfront has a rich history,” he said. The program will last about an hour and is open to the public. For more information, email or call 451-4313.

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Delhi Township Administrator Pete Landrum plans to make a presentation during the next trustee meeting regarding a summary of auditor reports related to a parks and recreation and fire levy. The agenda has not been finalized at this point but Landrum said he wants to share information with the community about the potential levies, revenues and expenses and a fiveyear financial forecast for the parks and recreation and fire departments. The board of trustees meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the township administration building, 934 Neeb Road.

Bank on it in Price Hill

The Price Hill Financial Opportunity Center, 2918 Price Ave., has a free seminar to teach the advantages of working with a financial institution. The center will also teach people how to become bank customers, even if they think the bank might not want them. The seminar runs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the center. Lunch is included. It will also be presented at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Registration is required. Call 587-6920, extension 300 to sign up or to learn more.

St. William hosts basketball tourney

The St. William Athletic Association invites all parishioners, alumni and friends of St. William to its annual seventhand eighth-grade boys basketball tournament. All games are in the school gym, located behind the church at 4108 W. Eighth St. Every weekend in January features basketball action, food

and drinks and a fun evening with family and friends. Televisions are available so folks can keep up with the NFL playoffs. Basketball games start at 6 p.m. on Fridays; 5 p.m. on Saturdays; and 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $2 for students, $3 for adults and $5 for families. For more information, please contact Steve Williams at (513) 203-4991 or visit

Free movie at Delhi library

The Delhi Township Branch Library will host a free family movie night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. They will show Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” For more information, call the library at 369-6019.

Oak Hills discussing school safety

The events in Newtown, Conn., had a profound impact on our nation’s view of school security, and as a result the Oak Hills Local School District is taking a proactive approach to review and improve its safety and security procedures. Oak Hills will host several meetings in the coming weeks to review and analyze school security in all of its nine school buildings. The meetings will include building administrators and local law enforcement officials. The meetings will grow to include teachers and parents. Oak Hills Superintendent Todd Yohey said, “I consider student and staff safety a top priority and will be recommending some policy, training and renovation changes to our board of education at a future board meeting. I hope our community supports these changes as they are adopted.” Stay connected via the dis-

trict’s website – – and social media channels to learn more as changes are adopted to continue keeping students safe.

Roger Bacon book signing

Colerain Township author Tony Meale will be signing copies of “The Chosen Ones: The Team That Beat LeBron“ at the 43rd annual Roger Bacon Sports Stag Jan. 17. The book, which was released in June 2012, tells the story of the 2002 Roger Bacon basketball team that beat LeBron James and Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary in the state final. The Spartans were the only Ohio team to ever beat James, who finished his prep career 81-1 against in-state competition. Meale, a 2003 St. Xavier High School grad and former Community Press sports reporter, resigned from his newspaper job to write the book, which has been endorsed by writers at various outlets, including ESPN, and has been described as “Hoosiers meets Remember the Titans.” Several players from the 2002 Roger Bacon team will also be participating in the signing. Books will be sold for $24.95, and cash and all major credit cards will be accepted. Meale intends to donate a portion of book profit to Roger Bacon. For more information on the book, visit www.thechosen

Society looks at Riverside’s past

Many people don’t realize that Riverside was once home to some of the most wealthy and influential people in the United States, and events that occurred here have impacted the way we all live. Although many things have changed over the years, Riverside still has much intact

from this earlier era. David Zelman, president of the Riverside Community Council, will present a program on the western Cincinnati neighborhood’s stately homes and their owners at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Delhi Park Lodge, 5125 Foley Road. He will focus the reasons Riverside has been so attractive to so many people over the past two centuries and why it has much to offer in the future. Zelman is a director with FRCH Design Worldwide, cochairman of the River West Working group, an advocacy organization that focuses on land use issues on Cincinnati’s western riverfront and a trustee of the Cincinnati Preservation Association He lives in one of Riverside’s stately homes, which is his third personal restoration project. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, email or call 513-4514313.

The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society will present the two-time Grammy nominated Bluegrass group Blue Highway at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the St. Xavier Performance Center, 600 North Bend Road, FInneytown. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 the day of show. The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society is a registered non-profit supporting local Catholic elementary schools.

Computer recycle

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s free residential computer and television drop-off program will open for a special one-day collection event from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the CSI/Republic Transfer Station located at 10751 Evendale Drive. Residents must bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill in order to participate. This program prohibits the acceptance of computer equipment/TVs from businesses, churches, schools and non-profit organizations. Acceptable Items Include: CPUs, hard drives, personal copiers, docking stations, monitors, scanners, printers, cellular telephones, televisions, hard drives, tape and disk drives, VCR and DVD players, VHS tapes, circuit boards and cables. For more information, call the Recycling Hotline at 9467766, visit, or interact with us on Twitter (@HamCoRecycling) and Facebook (

The Oak Hills Business Advisory Council will again present awards for Distinguished Oak Hills Alumni and Staff. This recognition honors individuals who have outstanding career, vocational and/or volunteer achievements, and have performed meritorious service in the classroom, school, community or nationally. The awards are the highest honor bestowed upon a graduate and district staff member and will be presented Thursday, May 2, at the annual Oak Hills Alumni & Educational Foundation Dinner. Nominations are being accepted until Friday, Feb. 8. For more information, call



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The following students earned honors for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

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Seton High School recognizes the National Honor Society officers for the 2012-2013 school year. From left are: Samantha Riser, Morgan Doerflein, Kelsey Murphy and Katie Koch at this year’s National Honor Society induction ceremony. PROVIDED

SCHOOL NOTES Elder High School

Junior P.J. Doll and seniors Michael Bertke, Jack Gramke, Andrew Meyer, Ryan Murphy and Henry Voellmecke have had artwork chosen for the ninth regional Xavier University Junior/Senior High School Juried Exhibition. The exhibition runs

through Friday, Dec. 14, at the Xavier University Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the A.B. Cohen Center. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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The following students earned honors for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

Freshmen First honors: Keith Adler, Zachary Amend, Joshua Antone, Adam Bailey, Jacob Bailey, Matthew Bailey, Leonard Belew, Zachary Birri, Kilonte Britten, Andrew Buller, Mark Burger, Matthew Carroll, Anthony Ciarla, Stephen Comarata, Jack Dee, Adam Deuber, Antonio DiLonardo, Benjamin Dirr, Nathan Farwick, Benjamin Feldman, Michael Frietsch, Brady Goins, David Guck, Nicholas Hall, Zachary Haufler, Bradley Hegman, David Heisel, Patrick Herren, Michael Hilvert, Brennan Hirth, Frank Hofmeyer, Brian Huhn, Philip Hunsche, Austin James, Nikolaus Johnson, Kyle Kehling, Duncan Kelley, Brian Klayer, Thomas Kraemer, Kyle Kroeger, Andrew Le, Tanner Lockwood, Jacob Luebbe, Dominic Lynd, Andrew Mack, Jared Malott, Jared Marsh, Brannen Martin, Samuel Middendorf, Troy Moore, Michael Nicolaci, Daniel Nortmann, Nicholas Nortmann, Patrick O’Conner, Keith Orloff, Robert Oswald, Samuel Paff, Robert Pepper, Jacob Perrmann, Clay Pragar, Bradley Quatman, Peyton Ramsey, Robert Rentz, Alexander Richmond, Jacob Rinear, Rocco Salamone, DeWayne Sayles, Andrew Schramm, Andrew Seiler, Matthew Stacklin, Daniel Sullivan, Ryan Sullivan, Daniel Theders, Michael Townsley, Collin Truitt, Jack Vetter, Brandon Vornhagen, Jacob Wahoff, Justin Ward, Mitchell Ward, Elliot Wegman, Alexander Wertz, Mitchell Westerkamp, Alex Willenborg, Robert Wynn and Kobe Young. Second honors: Zachary Adams, Tyler Allgeyer, Samuel Barsan, Ryan Bengel, Ryan Boehm, Thomas Brogan, Mackenzie Burke, Connor Dermody, Stephan Deutenberg, Jordan Dirr, Nathan Duke, Ryan Ecton, Bradley Feldhaus, Samuel Florian, Zachery Flower, Kurt Fortman, Jacob Geiser, Christian Gleason, Andrew Greisl, Timothy Hamberg, Jacob Hoeting, Zachary Huesman, Andrew James, Kyle King, Spencer Laird, Alexander Mastruserio, Peter Mattress, Joseph Merkle, Jarred Meyer, Dalton Norris, Eric Ostertag,

Jakob Richter, Michael Ridder, Nicholas Riegler, Alec Uhlhorn, Benjamin Waldeck, Matthew Wall, Samuel Wehner, Matthew Wellbrock and Tyler Wuebbolt.

Sophomores First honors: Thomas Becker, Richard Breidenstein, William Brueggemeyer, Gregory Cappel, Robert Conda, Christopher Deters, James Dowd, Nicholas Duke, Ethan Duwell, Frank Ellert, David Eubanks, Jacob Frey, Nicholas Gibbs, Julian Gregory, Maxwell Hammersmith, Joseph Haverkos, Christopher Henry, Kyle Hoffman, Eric Huff, Adam Hughes, Jacob Humphrey, John Igel, Thomas Imhoff, Jordan Jacob, Benjamin James, Riley James, Luke Jett, Andrew Klenk, Michael Klopp, Jeffrey Klug, Brady Kraemer, Harry Laiveling, Benjamin Lee, Benjamin Luebbe, Avery Madden, Evan Mallory, Mark Meier, Benjamin Merk, David Meyer, Mitchell Moorhead, Craig Mullen, Bradley Murphy, Alexander Myers, Brett Neal, Spencer Niehaus, Michael O’Brien, Christopher Ochs, Jeffrey Otis, Noah Peterson, Nicholas Rackers, Joshua Rhoads, Anthony Robb, James Robb, Stephen Rodgers, Michael Rogers, Nicholas Rolfes, Thomas Ruwan, Nicholas Schinkal, Collin Schwiers, Ryan Schwiers, Kevin Siemer, Jonathon Smith, Ian Sonntag, David Stamper, David Stein, Thomas Sullivan, Michael Tenbrink, Michael Trotta, Zachary Vorherr, Alexandrew Walling and Nickolas Wells. Second honors: Kyle Ackerman, William Browning, Andrew Burke, Nathaniel Campbell, Rawley Cook, Evan Deller, Randy DuVall, Kyle Feist, Andrew Fieler, Andrew Finn, Jacob Gilday, Aaron Heileman, Jacob Hessling, Ryan Huesman, Andrew Humphries, Logan Hutzel, Joseph Keilholz, Ian Lindsey, Jordan Lindsey, Andrew Lovell, Christian Marlman, Jason Martini, Eric Mazza, Nicholas Meade, Saige Meyer, Joseph Morand, John Nolan, Matthew Olthaus, Nicholas Pangallo, Cody Roseberry, Brady Schultz, Charles Sehlhorst, Jacob Sena, Zachary Smith, Kevin Spurlock, Ryan Stewart, Andrew Taylor, Samuel Tepe, Brett Tierney, Philip Wienkamp, Erick Williams and Richard Witte.

Juniors First honors: Thomas Autenrieb, Anthony Bauer, Brandon Bell, Kyle Berndsen, Brent Bethel, Noah Burbrink, Joshua Byrne, Michael Caldwell, Christopher Collins, Jacob Conners, Sean Conway, Bryan Cullen, Joseph Dunajcik, Tyler Eckstein, Michael Eilerman, Joshua Enginger, Lucas Feist, Daniel Fishburn, Benjamin Flick, Gunnar Fox, Bradley Gerhardt, Austin Gleckler, Michael Griswold, Luke Groene, Brian Guck, Nicholas Harp, Andrew Harvey, Nathaniel Herdeman, Jacob Hoferer, Jack James, Michael Kay, Holden Kelley, Kyle Koppenhoefer, Timothy Kramer, Nicholas Kroger, Nicholas Marcheschi, Kyle Marenco, Noah Mastruserio, David Miller, Michael Murphy, Matthew Murray, Nicholas Peters, Devin Pike, Austin Porta, Joseph Ratterman, Jonathan Reiter, Kyle Rickett, Tyler Rickett, Michael Rohrkasse, Gian Salamone, Dominic Scarlato, Timothy Schiller, Christopher Schroer, Ian Seithel, Nicholas Siegmundt, Christopher Smedley, Andrew Sportsman, Patrick Sullivan, Graham Swink, Austin Walsh, Austin Wessels and Jonathan Williams. Second honors: Nicholas Antone, Zachary Bauer, Andrew Berger, Thomas Brunner, Nicholas Carnevale, Austin Cipriani, Andrew Cole, Ross Combs, Zachary Deters, James Dirr, Patrick Doll, Collin Dugan, Tyler Dugan, Dominic Faillace, Eavan Feldman, Sean Feldman, Adam Gardner, Joshua Guy, Kory Hammann, Benjamin Hayhow, Christopher Henkel, Brian Kelly, Brandon Kerley, Austin Koch, John Lammers, Nicholas Lamping, Adam Laub, Taylor Lee, Tyler Leppert, Jacob Luebbe, Benjamin Macaluso, Seth Mason, Anthony Mazza, Matthew Medberry, Tyler Metzner, Matthew Meyer, Tyler Nicholson, Matthew Nortmann, Ryan Ostertag, Andrew Price, Montana Ramsey, Craig Roberto, Nicholas Roth, Alec Schramm, Edward Sievers, Shane Smith, Kyle Stadtmiller, Christian Steege, Austin Timmers and Michael Tomlinson.

Seniors First honors: Stuart Adler, Ryan

Albers, Benjamin Anderson, Mitchell Asman, Nicholas Becker, Peter Bengel, Colt Benjamin, Nicholas Bley, Sam Bono, Jake Brunner, Alex Butler, Matthew Cahall, Robert Capannari, Michael Caroway, Anthony Comarata, Hayden Cook, Zachary Davis, Dane Deller, Andrew Dresmann, Anthony Faillace, Kyle Federmann, Jacob Fields, Brian Fohl, Kyle Fortman, Keith Gaskin, Joseph Giovanetti, Brent Gribbins, Adam Guck, Jeffrey Harpenau, Thomas Heil, Jared Hicks, Jacob Hills, Nathanael Hornback, Blake Hughey, Nicholas Jeannet, Ian Jennings, Benjamin Klayer, Thomas Kondash, Zachary Koopman, Justin Korte, Simon Kwiatkowski, Patrick Laake, Kevin Laiveling, Nicholas Lanza, Steven Leesman, Christopher Leisring, Kevin Leugers, Jacob Lindle, Adam Lipps, Caleb Lottman, Michael Luebbe, William Macke, Joseph Maly, Andrew Mannix, Nicholas Marsh, Joseph Martinelli, Scott Maurer, Paul Mazza, Justin McDonald, Andrew Meyer, Austin Moody, Ryan Murphy, Tyler Nieberding, Samuel Otis, Jonah Paff, Ryan Parnell, Marc Paustian, Joseph Pieper, Bon Pinzon, Joseph Ramstetter, Thomas Reckers, Miguel Reyes-Martinez, Jeremy Rieskamp, Dylan Rolf, Eric Rolfes, Michael Rolfes, Raymond Roll, Nicholas Rosfeld, Joseph Sansone, Gregory Schloemer, Tyler Schumann, Kory Smith, Gunnar Smyth, Adam Sponaugle, Anthony Stacklin, Alexander Stautberg, Gregory Suer, Ian Sullivan, Zachary Theders, Henry Voellmecke, Michael Weil, Alexander Wendling, Kenneth Wengert and Zachary Willmes. Second honors: Benjamin Beall, Clay Benjamin, Michael Bertke, Dominic Bonavita, Joseph Breidenstein, Justin Brown, Alexander Cassiere, Drew Conroy, Nicholas Coon, Samuel Feist, Ryan Gates, David Genis, Alexander Gramke, Matthew Hensley, Benjamin Jaeger, Simon James, Shane Jansen, Kevin Johnson, Kevin Kurzhals, John Leonard, Dominic Marsala, Casey Mulligan, James Nagel, Vincent Pfirrman, Michael Schroer, Matthew Tepe, Jacob Tope, Jason Van Dulman, Jeffrey Vollmer, Brennen Walsh, Andrew Watkins, Jonathan Witte and Trent Younts.

First honors: Lucas Abbott, Lydia Abbott, Baylee Adams, Allyson Albertz, John Altenau, Marie Altenau, Nawaf Althawadi, Hannah Bacon, Abigail Baker, Katelyn Barnes, Justin Besl, Jordan Burke, Jarrett Caskey, Mercede Chaney, Sabra Charles, Chloe Cole, Austin Combs, Braden Connor, Heather Cook, Heather Cook, Zachary Czoer, Tanner Daria, Makayla Deilkes, Hannah Doll, Taylor Doyle, Zachary Dugan, Riley Ellis, Kathleen Erpenbeck, Logan Essen, Clare Ferencak, Justin Finkelstein, Mitchell Gibbs, Allison Gilkey, Austin Gilkey, Nicholas Gillespie, Jackson Gutzwiller, Kyle Gutzwiller, Sarah Haile, Barkley Haneberg-Diggs, Olivia Hensley, Kayla Hess, Jacob Hibbard, Caley Hignite, Nathan Hill, Ryan Hill, Joshua Hoffman, Alexa Jacob, Analise Kandra, Collin Kandra, Luke Kandra, Adam Kent, Jillian Kloepfer, Olivia Klumpp, Ryan Lamont, Carmen Leisgang, Edward Lipps, Kelsey Listerman, Kurt Luken, Gabriel McDonald, Jacob Melvin, Elizabeth Moore, Morgan Morano, Daniel Moster, Christopher Mueller, Tyler Mullins, Abigail Neumann, Madelynne Nutter, Caroline Oakley, Emma Ochs, Olivia Ohradzansky, Taylor O'Leary, Grace Paustian, Taylor Pitchford, Elana Radigan, Emily Redder, Regina Richards, Zachary Rizzo, Christina Rolfes, Caroline Rosen, Michael Rosen, Mia Roth, Rylee Sanker, Erica Schloemer, Matthew Schloemer, Hannah Schwaeble, Nicholas Sebastian, Sarah Sedler, Caitlyn Shoemaker, Kyle Sokolis, Marie Specker, Abigail Strack, Jenna Sullivan, Jack Sunderman, Abigail Tettenhorst, Caitlyn Thai, Mikaleigh Thai, Lindsey Vale, Dane Vatter, Patrick Wagner, Matthew Walter, Jacob Wells, Erica Wessel, Ryan West, Andrew White, Alyssa Wittrock, Timothy Zang and Alexis Zimmer. Second honors: Anne Awad, Abigail Brinker, Heidi Cook, Nicholas Cron, Dalton DeBruler, Hayley Dressler, Amelia Durbin, Alexis Fink, Audrey Folzenlogen, Benjamin Gruber, Gage Hammann, Kari Illokken, Lars Illokken, Hope Inman, Jacob Kellard, Audrey Kirkendall, Shelby Lanpheare, Brady Lindsey, Brianna Lindsey, Charles Lipps, Corey Manhema, Peyton McCarthy, Alexander Miller, Brandon Myers, Nicholas Naber, Austin Park, Juliet Perrino, Morgan Scherer, John Specker, Nicholas Stenger, Angelina Tran, Mackenzie Vatter, Monica White, Samuel Wuebbling, Alexander Young and Christopher Zimmer.


The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

Freshmen First honors: Brenton Bender, Nicholas Bettner, Anthony Boeing, Logan Burke, Corey Cooper, Charles Hamad Jr., Chase Neville, Justin Scott, Michael Van Schoik, Austin Walter, Alex Weyler and Mark Weyler. Second honors: Franklin Auberger, Nicholas Crouch, Grady Garvey, Daniel Helmrath, Michael Hirlinger, Mitchell Huesman, Erik Kroeger, Martin Ludwig II, Joseph Olding and Kurtis Wagner.

Sophomores First honors: Michael Ashley, Nicholas Boyle, Howard Hughes III, Luke Liesch, Raymond Metzger, Carter Raleigh, Kevin Re, Andrew Wagner and Matthew Weber. Second honors: John Bosse, Jonathon Deifel, Alexander Klawitter and Karl Luken.

Juniors First honors: John Bender II, Ryan Budde, Kevin Deye, Benjamin Egner, William Grothaus, Brendan Reilly and Patrick Schoeppner. Second honors: Josue Carrero Acevedo, Tyler Harley, Robert Hellmann III, Nicholas Kelly, Thomas Millea, Nicholas Tensing, Sean Walsh and Joel Zahneis.

Seniors First honors: Peter Arnold, Jeffrey Ehrman, Adam Grace, Mark Jacob, Jonathan Kallschmidt, Jacob Maurer, Kevin McCarthy, Mark Meyer and Ryan Schroeck. Second honors: James Birchak, Christopher Denney, Kevin Grote, Brandon Hart, Christopher Hofmann, Kevin Jones, Andrew Price, Matthew Reagan and Christopher Stefanou.



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Boys basketball » Oak Hills knocked off Lebanon 57-53, Dec. 22. Jake Richmond led all scorers with 31 points. The Highlanders made it two in a row as they defeated Pendleton County 57-54, Dec. 28. Richmond made it back-to-back 30-point games as he put up 36 against the Wildcats. It’s three in a row for Oak Hills after a 55-40 victory over Harrison Dec. 29. Jake Witsken scored 15 points to lead the team. » Elder lost to Walnut Hills 77-57, Dec. 22 despite 22 points from Devin Pike. The Panthers took down Badin 43-26, Jan. 4 behind 11 points from Pike. » Gamble Montessori lost to SCPA 55-48, Dec. 29. Senior Christopher Martin led the Gators with 23 points. The Gators defeated CCPA 66-36, Jan. 4 to improve to 3-6 on the season. Martin scored 18 points.

Girls basketball » Mercy defeated St. Ursula 43-32, Dec. 22. Emily Budde led the Bobcats with 14 points. The Bobcats defeated Mercihurst Prep (Pa.) 40-36, Dec. 28 as part of the Baltimore Mercy Holiday Tournament. Rebecca Tumlin led the team with 16 points. Kelley Wiegman scored 19 points, while Emily Budde added 16 as the Bobcats took down Mercy San Francisco 58-49, Dec. 29 in the Mercy Holiday Tournament in Baltimore. The Bobcats won their eighth game in a row with a 5647 victory over Anderson Jan. 3. Wiegman scored 19 points. » Junior Kamya Thomas scored 28 points to lead Western Hills over Walnut Hills 48-37, Dec. 22. Thomas led the Lady Mustangs with 11 points in their 7133 loss to Middletown Madison Dec. 28. Thomas’ 14 points led the Lady Mustangs over Edgewood as they lost 51-43, Dec. 29. » Anderson thwarted the upset attempt by Oak Hills and went on to win 47-41, Dec. 22. Olivia Kilgore led with nine points. Oak Hills defeated Milford in a low-scoring affair 29-24, Jan. 3. Senior Mackenzie Laumann led with nine points. » Glen Este beat Seton 69-43, Dec. 22. Seton was outscored 26-12 in the second half and went on to lose 42-39 to Ursuline Jan. 3. Brooke Schleben finished with 12 points.



Mental changes positive for Elder’s Evan Morgan Junior wrestler wins at Sample Classic

By Tom Skeen

PRICE HILL — Many athletes have a moment in time they can look back on and say “that is when it clicked for me.” For Elder High School junior Evan Morgan, that moment came last season at the district wrestling meet when he lost to Sidney’s Mason Calvert, giving Calvert his 100th career victory. “Seeing him get his 100th win against me broke me,” Morgan said. “I wrestled him over the summer and I was whooping up on him. Personally I think I’ve made a great leap since then.” So what is the difference between the Morgan of last season and the Morgan of this season? His mental approach. “Last year I was just getting used to new technique, getting my game plan and maturing as a wrestler,” he said. “… I’ve always kind of choked up a little bit, but now I’ve got my mental focus and mental attitude down and it’s really helped me.” His new approach helped him win the 138-pound champi-

Elder’s Evan Morgan tosses Moeller’s Zach Dawson in their 2011 wrestling match at Moeller. FILE PHOTO

onship at the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Glen Sample Classic Dec. 16 and a fifth-place finish at the Brecksville Holiday Tourna-

ment Dec. 27. “It motivated me,” Morgan said about winning the Glen Sample Classic. “I realized it’s a big tournament and I am very

blessed and grateful to win it, but that (tournament) is only (Southwest Ohio). Hearing people talk about how my weight class is weak, it just motivated me and showed me that I can be a state-caliber wrestler and be the best.” Elder coach Dick McCoy likes what he is seeing from his junior this season and is noticing Morgan’s adjustment in the mental game. “I tell these guys all the time once they get to a certain point in the season, wrestling becomes 90 percent mental and10 percent physical,” McCoy said. “Sometimes high school kids don’t get that. In Evan’s case that was kind of the thing. His mental approach is different. He still has a ways to go, but right now he is on a pretty good roll as far as mental toughness goes.” After back-to-back seasonending losses at the district tournament his freshmen and sophomore seasons, the junior believes this is his year to reach state. “Personally I think I got over that hump and am just working at it,” Morgan said. “I’m practicing two, three times a day with a variety of coaches just working and drilling. I think this year is my year.”

Boys swimming » Elder finished third behind Lakota East (174) and Lakota West (163) at a quad-match Dec. 22. Junior Ben Hayhow won the 100-yard butterfly for the Panthers’ lone victory.

Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013 » The Oak Hills Hall of Fame Class of 2013 includes: Kim Fritsch Morstadt (Class of 1990), Shellie Haffey Hageman (Class of 1994), Joe Leytze (Class of 1979), Richard Loewenstine (Class of 1969) and Robert Yung (spent 60 seasons coaching varsity cross country and track for the Highlanders). Bill Fisher will be given the Oak Hills Athletic Achievement Award, which is a special recognition given to an outstanding supporter and volunteer within the Oak Hills Athletic program.

Oak Hills senior Macy Macarthur drives along the baseline. Macarthur scored four points in the Lady Highlanders’ five-point victory. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Oak Hills grinds out victory Oak Hills made it two wins in their last three contests to improve to 4-8 on the season after a 29-24 road victory over Milford, Jan. 3.

Lindsay Eckstein of Oak Hills puts up a hook shot over Milford’s Shayna Simmons. Eckstein finished with four points. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS





Softball clinics

Vogel excels Seton High School 2010 graduate Jennifer Vogel completed her third year of golf at the College of Mount St. Joseph. She finished second at Thomas More this year shooting an 82 at Kenton County finishing two strokes off the lead. She has competed in 29 of 30 possible matches. Vogel was named to the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference for the second-straight year. Jen has a 4.0 GPA. Her parents are Laura and Rick Vogel. She also is the cousin of Bailey Arnold (Bowling Green golf) and Molly Arnold (Northern Kentucky golf), and they all competed together at Seton High School.

Seton graduate Jennifer Vogel completed her third year of golf at the College of Mount St. Joseph.

this season with 385 digs, was a three-time First-Team AllHCAC player, and also was an HCAC All-Freshman team selection.

Highlanders at Yale Dustin and Derrek Ross, 2012 graduates of Oak Hills High School, finished their first freshman semester at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., successfully completing the first semester of Ivy League education as well as maintaining a rigorous football schedule. After surviving Hurricane Sandy, the football team headed to New York City to volunteer in the rebuilding. The team had a disappointing season on the books but are vastly improving under new head coach Tony Reno. They almost held on to win in “The Game” – the 129th meeting of Harvard and Yale – after being a threetouchdown underdog.

Academic honor

Thomas More College senior defensive back Zach Autenrieb, junior defensive back Jake Fishburn and senior defensive lineman Jay Volker, all Elder High School grads, were recently named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District II Football Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Autenrieb carries a 3.33 grade point average in accounting. Fishburn is majoring in sports and entertainment marketing and carries a 3.56 GPA. Volker carries a 3.32 GPA in biology. By virtue of making the Academic All-District II team, Autenrieb, Fishburn and Volker advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot. To be selected Academic All-District, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve with at least a 3.30 GPA.

All-stars College of Mount St. Joseph senior libero Jaclyn Stenger, an Oak Hills High school graduate, was named First-Team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Stenger, who led the Mount

Oak Hills softball head coach Jackie Cornelius-Bedel and her staff will conduct softball clinics again this winter. The clinics will be run by current and former college and professional players and coaches ensuring each player receives the highest quality instruction available in the area. The third annual Winter Skills Clinic will be Feb 2 and Feb 16. The clinic will focus on all areas of fast-pitch softball. Offensive skills to be covered include hitting, bunting, slapping, base running. Defensive areas will focus on both infield and outfield skills. Special drills for pitchers and catchers will also be available. Second through sixth grades are 1:30-3:30 p.m., grades seven to 12 are 4-6 p.m. each day. Clinics will be at Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road. For more information and registration form see or phone 703-6109.

Dustin and Derrek Ross, 2012 graduates of Oak Hills High School, finished up their first semester and first football season at Yale University. THANKS TO THE ROSS FAMILY

Fine run Emily Wolhfrom, an Oak Hills High School graduate, recently finished second for the College of Mount St. Joseph Lions cross country team in regionals. She ran the course in 28 minutes, 20 seconds. All runners who finished high enough had a chance to qualify for nationals. The 6,000 meter race was hosted by Anderson University.

Accolades Thomas More College senior defender Abby Gindling, a Seton High School graduate, was recently named an AllAmerican by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America . Gindling, who was name the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Player of the Year and first team All-PAC, was named second-team All-American and first team All-Great Lakes Region. She had 22 points on four assists and nine goals, including two game-winning goals this season. Gindling also an-

chored a Saints’ defense that held their opponents to 10 goals on 164 shots and posted 15 shutouts.

Pitching clinic


Join Elder High School’s Mark Thompson and his coaching staff at Rivers Edge pitching clinic. Pitching mechanics will be improved. Increase velocity, improve control, pickoffs, fielding, arm strengthening and injury prevention techniques. The camp will run from 10-11:30 a.m., Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, for ages 11-15 for $80, which includes camp T-shirt. Players need to bring a glove and wear gym shoes. Call 264-1775, visit, or e-mail Deadline is Jan 20.

Several local athletes recently concluded the 2012 season as members of the nationally-ranked Otterbein University women’s volleyball team. » Emily Caldwell, Mother of Mercy High School » Annie Juenger, Ursuline Academy » Jessica Hinkel, Mother of Mercy The Cardinals finished the season 26-8 overall and ranked 10th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association national poll, winning its first-ever Ohio Athletic Conference tournament championship in the process. Otterbein advanced into the NCAA Tournament for a thirdstraight season, falling to No. 6ranked Hope College (Mich.) in the opening round played in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Baseball signups

Delhi Athletic Association is having baseball signups at Delhi Lodge on Foley Road from 6-8 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, Jan. 10, Monday, Jan. 21 and Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Swim lessons

Mercy HealthPlex will offer group swim lessons for ages 6 months to adult starting Jan. 12 and 13 and Tuesday, Jan. 1. Private and semiprivate lessons are also available by appointment.

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An apology

I apologize to Jennifer and Bill Brune and anyone else I may offend in my writings. (“Disappointed with attitude” Jan 2.) Having a long history of being active in many Price Hill civic groups I am especially mindful of the unwarranted negative press that Price Hill receives. So, I would never intentionally suggest that those who live in Price Hill are not “proud and happy residents” of

a “beautiful community.” It’s disappointing to learn that my honest efforts to improve Price Hill are not appreciated. It is also disappointing knowing that when Covedale residents speak positively about their neighborhood they are accused by some of “stereotyping and having a judgmental attitude toward Price Hill residents.” Can someone please explain the root of this paranoia? Jim Grawe Covedale

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Price Hill is a stepchild Growing up, any of us knew step-children. They may have lived with the family but they were always treated a little different. Sometimes they did not get to set at the table to eat, or maybe they even slept in the basement, wore hand-me-down clothes and the like. Several items appeared in the news lately that made me, a life-long resident of Price Hill, feel like a “stepchild of the city” First off an article regarding Price Hill leading in homicides. What can the city expect when they encourage a bunch of undesirables such as drug dealers and prostitutes go find a place to live in Price Hill. I was actually at a meeting where a group from one of these neighborhoods was complaining about being displaced because the city was deciding to tear down their houses and a person from city administration told them their was plenty of nice housing on the West Side. The other day I saw where

there was a fire in the area around the University of Cincinnati, suddenly the area is no longer Clifton Larry Schmolt or Corryville COMMUNITY PRESS or the like, suddenly it GUEST COLUMNIST has a nice new name like University Heights. For the past five or six years I have seen a group struggle to have their neighborhood called something else, being it was on the West Side, council has refused to listen to their plea. In this same pereiod of time I have watched as new neighborhoods were being created, such as Riverview, the Banks, Spring Grove Village, etc. One has to wonder does the council really have to create a neighborhood. When Mr. Price built an Incline and decided that Price’s Hill would be a good name to sell lots, what happened to War-

saw or Cedar Grove? Just like stepchildren we get a few crumbs off the table. Look at the new school they built which looks like a box store; go take a look at the Taj Mahal they built on Central Parkway. New firehouses were built in several neighborhoods throughout the city at a cost of $5 or $6 million, again a rebuilt house that is some 70 years old is good enough for the Hill. A police station has been in the making for the past 25 years; it is so small the officers even have been relocated to a firehouse across the street that was built for horses. I encourage you as residents of the Hill to get in your car some Sunday and take a ride around the different neighborhoods on the East Side and after returning to the Hill you will agree that we on the West Side are a bunch of stepchildren.

Larry Schmolt is a life-long resident of Price Hill.

Library can save your time, money Save time and money this year at your public library As the manager of the Green Township Branch Library, I challenge my staff every day to help customers make use of the Library’s resources and services. While there are manys ways to use your library card, here are 13 tips to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions, while saving you time and money in 2013. 1. Use your library card to check out the latest bestsellers, top albums, newest DVD releases, and favorite magazines for free instead of paying for book club selections, CDs, movie rentals, and magazine subscriptions. 2. Instead of joining an expensive gym, get new exercise routines every week from

the library’s DVD collection. You can find everything from aerobics to Zumba. 3. From learning basic Kathy Taylor COMMUNITY PRESS keyboard skills to masGUEST COLUMNIST tering Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, the library offers free computer labs and workshops. Or schedule a one-on-one appointment with a library staff member. 4. Want to learn a second language? Study at your own speed through the library’s language instruction online resources, such as Mango which offers instruction in over 30 foreign languages.

5. Fill your e-reader, tablet or smartphone with the latest bestsellers, classics and nonfiction. 6. Save time by using the free mobile library app to search the catalog and place holds, check selections out with “Ucheck,” renew materials, and use “BookLook” to scan a book’s barcode and check for its availability at the library. Plus, download e-books from the library directly to your smartphone. 7. Use your library card to download five free songs a week – that are yours to keep – from Freegal. Choose from Sony Music’s catalog and download them directly to your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. 8. Impress your boss with your prudent nature by hold-

Reduce air pollution year round Particulate matter (PM) is a type of air pollution that can occur year round. PM comes from wood burning, motor vehicles, industrial operations, and power generation. By reducing PM emissions in the winter you can to protect your heath, lower your energy bills and save gas money. This winter, there are multiple ways you can help reduce PM whether you are on the go, at the office or in your home. On the go: » If possible, use alternate transportation. Carpool, ride the bus or walk. » Do not let your car idle for more than 30 seconds except when in traffic. Waiting for the car to heat up wastes gas and pollutes the air. Warm up your car by driving it. At the office: » Use teleconferencing rather than having everyone drive to one location for a meeting.

» Encourage employees to carpool to work. » Turn of the lights when you leave a room. » Turn off Megan your computHummel COMMUNITY PRESS er when you leave the ofGUEST COLUMNIST fice. Screen savers still use energy. In your home: » Place plastic sheeting on your windows to reduce cold drafts and lower your heating needs. » Set the thermostat between 66 and 68 degrees. For every one degree lower, you can save 1 percent to 3 percent off your heating costs. » Reduce the use of fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. » If you have a fire, burn only clean, seasoned wood and non-glossy paper. » Use energy saving light bulbs.



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» Air dry dishes instead of using the dishwasher’s drying cycle. By taking these simple steps, you can help improve the air quality in your neighborhood. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency works with government agencies, businesses, communities and citizens to achieve and maintain healthy air quality for Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Southwest Ohio. The agency is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services which also encompasses the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. For more information, visit the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency online at or interact on Facebook and Twitter. Megan Hummel is public relations coordinator for the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.

ing the company’s next client meeting, seminar or workshop in one of the Library’s free meeting rooms. 9. Don’t pay for genealogical research when you can do it for free, either in the Main Library’s Genealogy & Local History Department or with the library’s online resources, including Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives. 10. Save on tuition costs by using Universal Class, a library resource that offers access to over 500 free online continuing education classes on a wide range of subjects. Or visit the Learning Express library site, which features practice tests, exercises, and skill-building courses. 11. Why hire a head hunter when you can search for a job using the online resource

ReferenceUSA. The library’s program “Find the Hidden Job Market with ReferenceUSA” will teach you to track down job openings not posted in newspapers or online job search sites. 12. Use the free Wi-Fi at all 41 library locations. 13. Learn how to invest all the money you’re saving. Read business news and research companies with the library’s Business & Finance online resources, including Morningstar Investment Research Center. For more information on the library, or to find your nearest library, go to http:// www.cincinnati Kathy Taylor is the manager of the Green Township Branch Library.

MEETINGS » Cincinnati City Council meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. When there is a Monday holiday, all meetings including committee meetings are pushed back a day. City Manager: Milton Dohoney Jr. Mayor: Mark Mallory. » Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education usually meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 2651 Burnet Ave. Board of Education phone: 475-7000. Superintendent: Mary Ronan. Board President: Eve Bolton. » Delhi Township Trustees meet at 6 p.m. the second and last Wednesday of the month at township offices, 934 Neeb Road. Phone: 922-3111. Administrator: Thomas R. Stahlheber. Board president: Mike Davis. » Price Hill Civic Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Seton K of C Hall on West Eighth St. (across from St. William Church), Phone: 251-0880. Club President: Mark Armstrong. » East Price Hill Improvement Association meets the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 3006 W. Eighth St., Phone: 549-3744. Association President: Tom Gamel.


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meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 603 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4400 for information. » Educational Service Center Governing Board meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. Call 672-4200 for information. » General Health District meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at 250 William Howard Taft Road, Clifton. Call 946-7800 for information. » Regional Planning Commission meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4500 for information. » Rural Zoning Commission meets at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4501 for information. » Board of Zoning Appeals meets at on the second and fourth at Wednesday at the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4502 for information. If you would like your meeting to be considered for this, send the information to

Delhi Press Editor Marc Emral, 853-6264 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





Elder cross country runners ran the 12-mile route through the streets of the west side. From left are senior Gunnar Smyth, teacher and assistant coach Greg Alig, recent graduate Andrew Ellerhorst, senior Adam Lipps and junior Brandon West. PROVIDED.

Elder’s Walk for Others raises more than $77,000 E

lder High School’s 39th annual Walk for Others took the 900-plus strong student body on a 12-mile trek through the west side, including Price Hill, Bridgetown, Cheviot and Westwood. Overall, nearly $78,000 was collected, exceeding the goal of $73,000. The total earned a free day to be voted on by the students. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds benefit Elder's tuition assistance program, while the other 25 percent is donated to charitable causes such as Project El-Moe, Price Hill Will, The Women’s Connection and Holy Family Food Pantry. Each student is required to collect at least $40; about half of the students raised $90 or more in celebration of the school’s 90th anniversary.

Juniors Kyle Janson, Tyler Leppert, Michael Jones, Matthew Meyer, Lee Lutz and Craig Roberto walk along Glenway Avenue. PROVIDED. Seniors Joe Sansone, Bobby Mengler, Luke Stolze and Connor Warman “Walk for Others.” PROVIDED.

Student council president Max Mazza walks the route along with seniors Brennen Walsh, Michael Caroway and Alex Kloepfer. PROVIDED.

Juniors Billy Angel, Zack Deters, Jake Luebbe and Cole Miller walk along Harrison Avenue. PROVIDED.

Juniors Joe Tedesco, Dominic Faillace and Tyler Leppert stop along Boudinot Avenue. PROVIDED.

Sophomores Jerry Porter, Mark Adams and Diondre Lowery walked. PROVIDED.

Freshmen Jake Perrmann and Steven Catania lead a group of students down Boudinot Avenue during the Walk for Others. PROVIDED.

Seniors prepare to lead the way on the 12-mile Walk for Others through Elder Country. PROVIDED.

Jim and Susan Dowd, parents of sophomore Jimmy Dowd, donated bottles of water to the Walk for Others and passed them out in front of their business along Glenway Avenue. PROVIDED.

Juniors Luke Groene, Tony Behler, Austin Steimle and Ryan Ostertag walk along West Eighth Street in Price Hill. PROVIDED.




Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave., Full-body workout consisting of weights, cardio and core work. All ages and abilities welcome. $45 per month. Presented by FitChixx. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

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Farmers Market

Exercise Classes

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; Cheviot.

Beginners Ashtanga Class, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Music - Benefits

SATURDAY, JAN. 12 Civic Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off, Noon-3 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents can recycle their Christmas trees at no cost with proof of residency. Remove ornaments, tinsel, tree bags, etc. Drop offs also available at Bzak Landscaping and Rumpke Sanitary Landfill. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Green Township.

SUNDAY, JAN. 13 Lectures Parsifal: The Inner Meaning, 2-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Featuring Wagner Society of Cincinnati’s Opera Authority, Charles Parsons and Jim Slouffman, Wagner Society of Cincinnati founder and president, using media and musical examples to explore this opera. Free. Presented by Wagner Society of Cincinnati. 574-1741; Green Township.

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

MONDAY, JAN. 14 Exercise Classes Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Rookie introduction of a progression of pranayanma (breathing tech), focus of gaze (drishti) and asanas (postures) leading to a unique practice for each participant. $30 for fiveclass pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness Five Secrets of Permanent Weight Loss, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Fitness Room. Lunch and learn. Explanation of metabolism, how sugar and carbohydrates are used and true value of being healthy and fit. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 941-0378. Westwood.

TUESDAY, JAN. 15 Exercise Classes Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 3420 Glenmore Ave., Second Floor Green Room. Faith-based yoga class open to all levels. Free, donations requested. 295-5226; Cheviot.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Dew Drop Inn, 8956 Harrison Ave., 3531854. Cleves.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16 Dance Classes Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, 3772 Shady Lane, Dance instructions. Ages 2 1/2-adult. Tap, ballet, jazz/hiphop, gymnastics, baton twirling. $25 monthly. Registration

Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd opens Xavier University's 2013 Classical Guitar series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in the Gallagher Student Center. Boyd performs as a solo artist and as half of the Australian Guitar Duo with collaborator Jacob Cordover. Tickets for the Xavier solo concert are $15, $12 for seniors and $3 for students. For tickets or more information, call 745-3161 or visit PROVIDED. required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Exercise Classes Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Practice gentle progression of postures to ease into a fulfilling ashtanga practice. $30 for five-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Music - Acoustic Chuck Brisbin, 7-10 p.m., Tom & Jerry’s Sports Bar, 5060 Crookshank Road, Free. 451-1763; West Price Hill.

Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave., Vickie Wolfe will speak about resume writing. Community members welcome to learn from and support each other in job-seeking process. Speakers present valuable content about latest in electronic resumes, LinkedIn, effective networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Group members provide support and accountability to one another during this stressful time. Free. 608-9359. Westwood.

SUNDAY, JAN. 27 Lectures Chuck Brisbin will appear from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Tom & Jerry’s Sports Bar, 5060 Crookshank Road. For more information, call 451-1763 or visit THANKS TO JOE SIMON.


Health / Wellness

Exercise Classes

Yoga Back Therapy, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. 6752725; Delhi Township.

Beginners Ashtanga Class, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

On Stage - Theater Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot.

SUNDAY, JAN. 20 On Stage - Theater Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 2 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot.


Exercise Classes

Exercise Classes

FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.

Music - Acoustic

The Cinderella Files, 11 a.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., In Madcap Puppets’ take on the fairy tale, it’s up to Cinderella’s Fairy Godfather to get her to the ball. $5. Presented by Madcap Puppets. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot. Broadway Bound, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


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On Stage - Children’s Theater

On Stage - Theater

Health / Wellness Yoga Back Therapy, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Gentle yoga postures to soothe the back. $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 6752725; Delhi Township.

St. Bernard Band Bash, 7 p.m.-midnight, St. Bernard School and Parish Center, 7115 Springdale Road, Parish Center. Adult-only fund-raising event. Music by Ryan Broshear. Includes buffet dinner. Silent auction, raffles/baskets, beer and wine cash bar. Ages 21 and up. $15. Presented by St. Bernard Athletics and Parents Club. 353-3958; Colerain Township.


Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, Free, donations requested. 295-5226; Cheviot.

Music - Acoustic

Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Holy Grail Tavern & Grille West, 1278 Ebenezer Road, 941-5555; Delhi Township.


On Stage - Theater

Dance Classes

Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Brian has spent his life wrestling with an unrequited “something” for his best friend’s sister. But every time he’s spoken to her, he’s ended up with his foot planted firmly in is mouth. With the news that Jerry Finnegan’s sister is getting married, the time has come for him to make his move. For ages 12 and up. $15. Presented by The Drama Workshop. 598-8303; Cheviot.

Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Dew Drop Inn, 353-1854. Cleves.

Exercise Classes Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Music - Acoustic Chuck Brisbin, 7-10 p.m., Tom & Jerry’s Sports Bar, Free. 451-1763; West Price Hill.

Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, Free. 608-9359. Westwood.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24 On Stage - Theater Broadway Bound, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Part three of Neil Simon’s acclaimed autobiographical work. $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

FRIDAY, JAN. 25 Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot. Broadway Bound, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Beauty in the Grove: The History, Art, Architecture and Landscape of Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 2-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Presented by Phil Nuxhall, historian and docent trainer, Spring Grove Heritage Foundation. Free. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 574-1741; Green Township.

On Stage - Theater Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 2 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot. Broadway Bound, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

MONDAY, JAN. 28 Exercise Classes Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.


Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, Free, donations requested. 295-5226; Cheviot.

Yoga Back Therapy, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. 6752725; Delhi Township.

Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, Sunitha Narayanan will speak about branding yourself through the job search. Free. 608-9359. Westwood.

THURSDAY, JAN. 31 On Stage - Theater Broadway Bound, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

FRIDAY, FEB. 1 Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater Broadway Bound, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2 On Stage - Theater Broadway Bound, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3 On Stage - Theater Broadway Bound, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

MONDAY, FEB. 4 Exercise Classes Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness Natural Solutions to Digestive Problems, 11 a.m.-noon, Miami Township Senior Center, 8 North Miami Ave., Information on acid reflux, hiatal hernias, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, and Crohn’s disease. Free. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 941-0378. Cleves.

TUESDAY, FEB. 5 Exercise Classes

Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Dew Drop Inn, 353-1854. Cleves.

Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, Free, donations requested. 295-5226; Cheviot.



Dance Classes

Dance Classes

Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Exercise Classes

Exercise Classes

Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Music - Acoustic

Health / Wellness

Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, Free. 608-9359. Westwood.



Try a hot bowl of soup for winter warmth

Mount’s nursing program earns long accreditation

It’s definitely a soup day. The snow has just about disappeared (and it was just the nicest snow for sledding and building snowmen) but the temperature continues to drop. It registered a fingerfreezing 12 Rita degrees Heikenfeld when I went out to RITA’S KITCHEN feed the chickens last week. After the glut of holiday eating, a steaming hot bowl of soup is just perfect for supper. Barley is in the news for its health-giving qualities and downright earthy flavor. Interestingly enough, barley was one of the grains people of a generation or two ago used frequently. Back then, it was long-cooking barley. Today we have quick-cooking barley, as well. When my kids were infants and lost their appetites when they were sick, my mom would make barley water. I know it sounds weird, but she cooked pearl barley in water, strained it, then added honey and lemon. It wasn’t the most appealing drink, looks-wise, but they liked it and it helped them get well. Mom said it was nourishing. I just took her word for it and it was years later that I found out barley’s a good source of vitamin E/ antioxidants, fiber and niacin, and it helps digestion. It’s a great grain for the heart. Mushrooms, too, are good for you. They’re low in calories, carbs, fat and sodium. Plus they’re high in water and fiber and an excellent source of potassium, which helps the body process sodium and lower blood pressure.

Mount’s nursing program receives highest level of accreditation from CCNE The College of Mount St. Joseph’s nursing program received a 10-year accreditation for its baccalaureate and master’s degree nursing programs from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an independent accrediting agency that manages the accreditation of nursing colleges in the United States. It is the maximum number of years that CCNE awards. “This accreditation is significant because, after a rigorous investigation, CCNE determined our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in nursing meet the highcaliber criteria used to designate nursing schools,” said Sue Johnson, dean of health sciences at the Mount. “Employers know a nursing degree from the Mount turns out top-notch nurses who become health care leaders in their specialties.” CCNE’s report showed the Mount meets all four accreditation standards. The Mount’s BSN program had a 95.45 percent pass rate on the NCLEX this year. The Masters Graduate Entry Level in Nursing (MAGELIN) program has a six-year NCLEX pass rate of 97.80 percent. The Mount’s health sciences

Beef barley mushroom soup

My husband Frank likes a drizzle of red wine vinegar to finish off the soup. My colleague Matt Swaim, producer at Sacred Heart Radio, feels like taking a nap after enjoying this soup. So now you’re forewarned! As I always tell you, adjust the seasonings to taste. 6 strips bacon, cut up 2 cups chopped onion 1 tablespoon garlic 1 pound mushrooms, sliced (I used cremini) 1 scant tablespoon tomato paste 1 quart beef broth plus about a cup of water, if necessary 1 cup quick-cooking barley 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Sauté bacon until crisp. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is starting to brown. Add mushrooms and cook until tender and pot is beginning to get dry. Stir in rest of ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until barley is tender, about 20 minutes. Add water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper.

Chicken corn chowder can help keep you warm this winter. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

soups and stews. Freeze leftover paste in a baggie, smoosh the air out and lay it flat. When you need some, you can push out the frozen paste.

1 ⁄2 cup orzo 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 1 cup milk 11⁄2 tablespoons flour Salt and pepper to taste

Formerly secret chicken corn chowder

Heat oil in soup pot and add mushrooms and onions, and cook over medium high heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, corn, chicken, soup, orzo and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook until orzo is tender, about 10 minutes. Stir together milk and flour in a small bowl; gradually stir into chowder and cook until hot throughout.

For the reader who had a similar soup at a luncheon. The hostess would only divulge ingredients. “The recipe is secret,” she said. If this is similar to what the reader ate, the secret’s out! Substitute dried basil, rosemary and thyme for Italian seasoning if you want. Olive oil 8 oz. sliced fresh mushrooms 11⁄4 cups chopped onion or more to taste 2 10.5 oz. cans chicken broth or more, if needed 1 pound corn, thawed if frozen or drained if canned 2-3 cups cooked chicken, chopped (deli chicken is good) 1 10.5 oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup

Onion facts: Small onion equals about 3⁄4 cup, a medium about 11⁄4 cups and a large about 2 cups.

Readers want to know

Friendship Bread yeast questions: Debbie Wilson, along with others, questioned the use of yeast in the starter. Some older starter recipes don’t call for any yeast. I have used those starters and they do work, but the yeast gives the starter a “boost” or assurance that I like.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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first year serving as chairwoman, and she takes over for Christine Meyer who led this division for 27 years. Ninetytwo volunteers from across our region sign a combined total of 5,087 letters which will all be mailed on Friday, Jan. 11. The volunteers came together to share their thoughts and interests in the arts – making it vibrant and exciting. The next step is to encourage family, friends, and neighbors to support the creative things happening in large and small ways throughout our region. This support helps make our communities more exciting and lively, and brings all different kinds of people together throughout the area. George Vincent, Managing Partner for Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP is leading the 2013 ArtsWave Community Campaign.

West Side volunteers who attended the ArtsWave Residential Division kick off were, from left standing: Catherine Caskey, Western Hills; Midge Dole, Harrison; Betty Cookendorfer, Harrison; Marilyn Bailey, North Bend; seated from left: Marge Duffy, Price Hill; and Carolyn Bruckmann, Delhi Township. PROVIDED

Oak Hills students volunteer at Wesley Several students in the Oak Hills work study program donate an hour of their time each week to work at Wesley Community Services in Price Hill, assembling Meals-OnWheels boxes that contain fruit, juices and desserts. In their hour-long time frame the students complete a total of 300 to 500 boxes. “Wesley Community Services provides authentic, meaningful opportunities for the students to acquire employability skills in teamwork, working in a production environment to complete a product. Wesley has been very accommodating and the students look forward to helping them,” said Deb Stroud, work study coordinator at Oak Hills. Wesley Community Services needs 10,000 boxes each month for its


Felcia Fuller is an Oak Hills High School student who volunteered with Wesley Community Services. She is with Ja’Lah Willingham, volunteer coordinator at Wesley Community Services. PROVIDED

Meals-On-Wheels program. The students from Oak Hills are a tremendous help. Since beginning their volunteer partnership on Aug. 29 this year, they have logged 159.7 hours of volunteer time. “The students are so great. They are so productive that we had to cut them back to one day a week of help instead of two,” said Ja’Lah Willingham, volunteer coordinator. With the assistance of

the Oak Hills student volunteers Wesley Community Services is also able to provide special holiday items to seniors including wrapped holiday cookies and treats. “I like going to Wesley Community Services, assembling the boxes because it is fun and I like working with the people at Wesley and helping them out,” said Eric Ruffin, student volunteer. Student Andy Gerhardt said, “It’s fun!” Logan Hines, another student volunteer, said “I like to fold boxes and I do it by myself.” The organization’s mission is to foster and support seniors seeking to remain in their home for as long as possible. They provide Meals-OnWheels, specialized transportation and home care services. Wesley delivers Meals-On-Wheels in Hamilton and Butler counties in Ohio and the eight Northern Kentucky counties. This year Wesley will be deliveringmore than 300,000 meals. For more information on Wesley Community Services, visit http://

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Nancy Hollenkamp said she and her husband, Jerry, are delighted they’ve been able to move their business into a bigger space. The Green Township residents are the owners of Writely Sew, an embroidery and embellishment company they opened in July 2009. The couple started off 2013 by moving their business from a 2,000-squarefeet shop in Mount Healthy to a 5,050-squarefeet space in Bridgetown. Writely Sew’s new home is 3862 Race Road, between Bridgetown Middle School and Bridgetown Church of Christ, across from Ron’s Roost. “We’re really, really thrilled,” Mrs. Hollenkamp said. “The new space is wonderful.” She said they started the business to help fund the Aubrey Rose Foundation, a charity they founded in memory of their late daughter. Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp was born with a rare heart defect called Scimitar Syndrome, and spent much of her young life in hospitals as a heart and double lung transplant recipient. She died in 2000, just shy of her third birthday. Honoring their daughter’s memory, the Hollenkamp’s foundation awards educational schol-

Green Township residents Nancy, center, and Jerry Hollenkamp, right, have moved their embroidery and embellishment business to Bridgetown. The couple, with their son, Spencer, started Writely Sew in 2009 to help fund the Aubrey Rose Foundation, a charity they established in memory of their late daughter. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

KEY FACTS » Founded in 2009. » Provide embroidery and design work for over 610 clients. » Grown from one employee to five full-time employees. » Doubled its office/warehouse space to 5,050 square feet in early 2013. » Granted internships to 15 students from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning through a partnership. » Assisted the Aubrey Rose Foundation, which has granted over $100,000.

arships, raises awareness about organ donation and assists families caring for children with life-threatening illnesses. “All the proceeds from Writely Sew go back to fund the foundation,” Mrs. Hollenkamp said. She said they ran out of space in their shop in Mount Healthy, and they

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DEATHS Joan Ackerman Joan Hizer Ackerman, 69, died Dec. 25. She was a homemaker. She was honored in 2004 with the St. Francis Xavier Magis award for her years of service on the St. Xavier High School Mothers Club Board. Survived by husband J. Paul Ackerman; Ackerman sons Michael (Katie), Peter (Jenny), Matthew (Sarah), Andrew Ackerman; grandchildren Henry, Mabel; mother Monica Hizer; siblings Patricia (Roman) Schneider, Kathleen (Tom) Staska, Barbara (Ed) Jansen, Gregory (Joan) Hizer; sisters-in-law Barbara (Larry) Kallmeyer, Jane (Michael) Hoffman, Martha (Larry) Swallow; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father Elbert Hizer, parents-in-law Angela, Jack Ackerman, sister-inlaw Mary Angela (David) Samow. Services were Dec. 31 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, or Right to Life of Cincinnati.

Marilyn Alcorn Marilyn Barnett Alcorn, 70, Cleves, died Dec. 27. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Kathy (Matthew) Kettler, Ric, Gregory, Wesley Alcorn; mother Noneda Barnett; sisters Pamela Lay, Eula Phyllips; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband William Alcorn, father Lonnie Barnett. Services were Jan. 4 at Dennis George Funeral Home.

Case Cason Hubert H. “Case” Cason, 89, died Dec. 21. He worked in maintenance for National Distilleries. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by children James,

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. Michael (Sherry), Jeffery (Sue) Cason, Cathy (Bill) Hanifin; nephew Louie Wright; brother-in-law James Cason Morman; three grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Jean Cason, parents Everett, Myra Cason, siblings Ray Cason, Ruby Wright. Services were Dec. 24 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Evercare Hospice, 9050 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 400, West Chester, OH 45069 or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223.

Michael Davis Michael John Davis, 39, Price Hill, died Dec. 24. He was a member of St. Peter and Paul United Church of Christ. Survived by father Paul Weinberg; siblings Betty Jean Thompson, Tom, Ernie Davis Davis; grandmother Barbara Weinberg; aunt Cheryl Kappes; many other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by mother Betty Weinberg, sister Rosemary Mason. Services were Jan. 1 at the B.J. Meyer Sons Overlook Memorial Center.

Charles Harrison Charles Harrison, 98, died Jan. 1. He was a stationary steam engineer with the city of Cincinnati.

Survived by daughters Patricia (Bob) Tenbrink, Linda (James) Ransick; eight grandchildren; 16 greatHarrison grandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Louise Harrrison, son Warren “Bill” Harrison. Services were Jan. 5 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to Disabled American Veterans.

Ricki Lee Joseph Ricki Lee Joseph, 56, died Dec. 20. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Mary Ann Keith Mary Ann Krauz Keith, 65, died Dec. 27. She was a teacher. Survived by husband William Keith; son Matt (Gina) Keith; mother Mary Amelia Krauz; grandchildren Alec, AnnaKeith belle Keith; aunt Ruth Kramer. Preceded in death by father Ervin Krauz. Services were Jan. 4 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224 or American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 396, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Judith McCarthy Judith Schenk McCarthy, 71, died Dec. 22. She was a lab

technician for Procter & Gamble. Survived by children Donna (Ron) Lipps, Vicki (Mickey) Morand, Bill McCarthy (Cindy) McCarthy, Amy Scarlato; Nancy (Jerry) Hogue, Anita (Bob) Fleisher, Rick (Debbie) Schenk; sister-in-law Barb Schenk; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Joseph, Georgiana Schenk, brother Joe Schenk. Services were Dec. 28 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Ella Miller Ella M. Miller, 84, died Dec. 29. She worked in the deli at Kroger. Survived by children Doris (Michael) Hoffman, John (Cindy), Debbie (Gary) Miller, Joy (Tim) O’Dell-Luebbert; grandchildren Jenny (Dale) Mitchell, Jasmine, Justin (Emily) O’Dell, Miller Chris, JohnMichael (Kiersten) Rogers, Rachel, Megan, Joe Miller; great-grandchildren Maya, Elijah, Bella O’Dell, Liam Rogers, Kennedy, Korinne Mitchell. Services were Jan. 4 at Our Lady of Visitation. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Jakob Murphy Jakob D. Murphy, 24, died Dec. 24. He was a student at the College of Mount St. Joseph and worked at the Holy Grail. Survived by parents Mark, Tracy Murphy; grandparents Charles, Rose Marie Murphy, Patricia Loew, Richard Loew;

siblings Zachary, Kaitlynn; many uncles, aunts and cousins. Services were Dec. 29 at Mater Dei Murphy Chapel, College of Mount St. Joseph. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Children’s Tumor Foundation, 95 Pine St., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10005-1703.

Louis Perrino Louis A. Perrino, 84, Delhi Township, died Jan. 2. He was a vice president with Southwestern Publishing. Survived by wife Margaret Perrino; children Michael (Lori), Teresa (Joseph Caputo), Timothy Perrino (Jennifer), Christopher (Gail) Perrino; grandchildren Sarah (Scott), Margaret (Jason), Olivia, Genevieve, Hannah, Juliet; great-grandson Grady; sisters Jeanette McKnight, Mary Roberto. Preceded in death by siblings Joseph, Pat Perrino, Minnie Cupito. Services were Jan. 5 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Dominic Education Fund or Covedale Center for Performing Arts.

William Reehill William Reehill, 54, died Dec. 11. He worked in a maintenance for McDonald’s. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Genevieve Renneker Genevieve Rogers Renneker, 102, Price Hill, died Dec. 28. She was a homemaker. Survived by grandchildren William “Casey” III, Colleen, Christopher Clyde; great-grandchildren Bianca, Isabella, Renneker Sophia, Aidan, Patrick, Harrison. Preceded in death by husband Frank Renneker, daughter Shirley Clyde, siblings Margaret Kern, Larry Rogers, parents Londo, Oma Lee Rogers. Services were Jan. 2 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Glenna Sears Glenna Perry Sears, 65, died Dec. 31.

Survived by children Kimberly (Willis Rist IV), Anthony Sears; grandchildren Willis V, Kaitlyn, Evan, Sears Cameron Rist; siblings Donald (Linda), Jim, Brenda Perry, June Peace-Matthews, Judy (Mike) Gerrety, Linda Lewis, Tonia (Ken) Hance; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Burton, Elveda Perry, siblings Donna Gibbons-Brown, Bob Perry. Services were Jan. 4 at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 5842 Wade Road, Milford, OH 45150 or American Lung Association, P.O. Box 415, Sandusky, OH 448710415.

Paul Stueve Paul Stueve, 88, Delhi Township, died Dec. 24. He was a sales manager for Cordage. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Cindy Stueve; sister Ruth Haugh; stepsons Mark, David Holloway; grandchildren John, Katie, Anna; many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to Elder High School or Bayley Place.

Brandy Trester Brandy Schweir Trester, 35, Price Hill, died Dec. 29. Survived by husband George Trester; children Jessica, Jordyn Trester; parents Alan Schweir, Gloria Shanklind; siblings Alan, Pep, Eric; mother-in-law Dorothy Trester; Shirley and Steve Martinez. Preceded in death by father-in-law Trester Arthur Trester. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Trester Children Education Fund, c/o Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home, 3155 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Mildred Tuttle Mildred H. Tuttle, 102, died Dec. 28. She was a teacher at North College Hill High School. Survived by daughter Linda (Robert) Venable; brother Charles Hunterman; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Stanley Tuttle. Arrangements by Voss and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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Erick A. Gill, born 1958, assault, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 16. Christopher Anderson, born 1967, grand theft auto, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 17. Elizabeth M. Leggett, born 1978, receiving stolen property, theft under $300, 3301 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 17. Jason P. Cope, born 1979, possession of drug paraphernalia, 959 Hawthorne Ave., Dec. 17. Mariel Kequan White, born 1967, assaulting a law officer, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 17. Martie M. Clark, born 1975, domestic violence, possession of drug abuse instruments, 3706 Wieman Ave., Dec. 17. Vernetta Howell, born 1986, felonious assault, 768 Summit Ave., Dec. 17. Michelle Walters, born 1983, assault, 1115 McPherson Ave., Dec. 18. Jamal Bronson, born 1989, aggravated menacing, 2639 Maryland Ave., Dec. 19. James C. Crowley, born 1981, domestic violence, 535 Wilsonia Drive, Dec. 19. Randy T. Ward, born 1960, disorderly conduct, 3764 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 19. Ray Z. Hayden, born 1961, aggravated menacing, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 1049 Wells St., Dec. 19. Daniel Ambrose, born 1990,

domestic violence, 4004 W. Eighth St., Dec. 19. Robert Witzel, born 1984, aggravated menacing, 1024 Winfield Ave., Dec. 19. Patricia Brandenburg, born 1986, child endangering or neglect, possession of drug abuse instruments, soliciting prostitution, 464 Grand Ave., Dec. 20. Anthony Twyman, born 1983, aggravated burglary, 3741 Westmont Drive, Dec. 20. Dewann Edmonds, born 1989, domestic violence, 3745 Westmont Drive, Dec. 20. Jerome Black, born 1966, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft under $300, 4241 Glenway Ave., Dec. 20. Candace Pack, born 1992, disorderly conduct, 6700 Home City Ave., Dec. 20. Jessica Pairan, born 1988, disorderly conduct, 6700 Home City Ave., Dec. 20. Arthur Tucker, born 1970, theft under $300, 3724 Laclede Ave., Dec. 21. Chavez Ronnebaum, born 1992, drug abuse, trafficking, 502 Elberon Ave., Dec. 21. James Edward Sweet, born 1967, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, 3665 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 21. Richard Lee, born 1991, theft under $300, 3741 Laclede Ave., Dec. 21. Alex J. Schmeisser, born 1984, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 846 Delehanty Court, Dec. 22.

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B6 Reco Hawkins, born 1990, drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, 842 McPherson Ave., Dec. 23. Walter L. Wathen, born 1967, obstructing official business, 820 McPherson Ave., Dec. 23. Michael Donald Burwell, born 1975, breaking and entering, 4201 W. Eighth St., Dec. 23. Walter D. Hayes, born 1980, breaking and entering, 4201 W. Eighth St., Dec. 23. Brian Christopher Shelton, born 1984, receiving stolen property, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 24. David Richard Hadden, born 1963, menacing, 564 Mount Hope Ave., Dec. 24. David Wilson, born 1989, burglary, 156 Dahlia Ave., Dec. 28. Benjamin N. Ham, born 1983, domestic violence, 4420 Guerley Road, Dec. 28. Elizabeth A. Dodson, born 1970, assault, 4334 St. Lawrence Ave., Dec. 28. John F. Kane, born 1967, aggravated menacing, assault, 4337 St. Lawrence Ave., Dec. 28. Richard True, born 1991, criminal damaging or endangering, 1722 Gellenbeck St., Dec. 28. Darrel Morrison, born 1956, domestic violence, 327 Crestline Ave., Dec. 29. Mikeal Neely, born 1994, aggravated armed robbery, receiving a stolen firearm, 901 McPherson Ave., Dec. 29. James Edward Sweet, born 1967, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, 3738 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 30. John Dennis Jones, born 1956, breaking and entering, 584

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: » Delhi Township: Chief Jim Howarth, 922-0060 » Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300 Elberon Ave., Dec. 30. Rodney L. Joash, born 1971, disorderly conduct, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 30. Steven J. Albert, born 1966, assault, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 30. Mariah Sullivan, born 1992, assault, 846 Delehanty Court, Dec. 30. Roy Lee Wallace, born 1972, domestic violence, 1726 Dewey Ave., Dec. 30. Ladre K. Henderson, born 1983, carrying concealed weapons, having a weapon under disability, receiving a stolen firearm, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 31.

Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary 3741 Westmont Drive, Dec. 20. 4938 Cleves Warsaw Pike, Dec. 22. Aggravated menacing 4411 Glenway Ave., Dec. 14. 949 Fairbanks Ave., Dec. 15. 2628 Maryland Ave., Dec. 18. 1049 Wells St., Dec. 19. 2629 Maryland Ave., Dec. 19. 1031 Purcell Ave., Dec. 19. Assault 1016 Grand Ave., Dec. 14. 4077 W. Eighth St., Dec. 14. 1058 Sunset Ave., Dec. 15. 5243 Glenway Ave., Dec. 15. 911 Rosemont Ave., Dec. 15.

4748 Glenway Ave., Dec. 16. 853 Kreis Lane, Dec. 16. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 17. 3783 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 17. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 19. 4907 Western Hills Ave., Dec. 19. 1928 Westmont Lane, Dec. 20. 780 Wells St., Dec. 26. 4014 St. Lawrence Ave., Dec. 27. Breaking and entering 3316 Glenway Ave., Dec. 14. 502 Purcell Ave., Dec. 16. 502 Purcell Ave., Dec. 17. 833 Seton Ave., Dec. 17. 3713 Glenway Ave., Dec. 18. 1100 Maureen Lane, Dec. 19. 4201 W. Eighth St., Dec. 19. 1111 Rutledge Ave., Dec. 20. 3537 Glenway Ave., Dec. 21. 1042 Winfield Ave., Dec. 21. 1246 Drott Ave., Dec. 22. 389 Elberon Ave., Dec. 22. 837 Seton Ave., Dec. 26. Burglary 2525 Ring Place, Dec. 14. 1036 Lockman Ave., Dec. 14. 1023 Winfield Ave., Dec. 16. 1644 Iliff Ave., Dec. 16. 1347 Manss Ave., Dec. 18. 4406 Glenway Ave., Dec. 19. 368 Elberon Ave., Dec. 20. 981 Covedale Ave., Dec. 20. 439 Grand Ave., Dec. 21. 1627 Minion Ave., Dec. 21. 1924 Westmont Lane, Dec. 24. 5039 West High St., Dec. 24. 956 Oakland Ave., Dec. 26.

1638 Wyoming Ave., Dec. 26. 1878 Sunset Ave., Dec. 26. 4025 W. Eighth St., Dec. 27. Criminal damaging/endangering 3200 Bassett Road, Dec. 14. 959 Enright Ave., Dec. 15. 106 Ivanhoe Ave., Dec. 16. 1065 Gilsey Ave., Dec. 16. 1607 Ross Ave., Dec. 17. 4538 W. Eighth St., Dec. 17. 719 Hawthorne Ave., Dec. 18. 973 Fairbanks Ave., Dec. 18. 432 Hawthorne Ave., Dec. 19. 3900 Vincent Ave., Dec. 20. 745 Woodlawn Ave., Dec. 20. 402 Purcell Ave., Dec. 21. 1244 Mckeone Ave., Dec. 21. 1710 Tuxworth Ave., Dec. 23. 3725 Westmont Drive, Dec. 23. 3006 Lehman Road, Dec. 24. 1723 Wyoming Ave., Dec. 24. 3509 W. Eighth St., Dec. 25. 2921 Price Ave., Dec. 26. Domestic violence Reported on Warsaw Avenue, Dec. 15. Reported on Iliff Avenue, Dec. 15. Reported on McPherson Avenue, Dec. 16. Reported on Iliff Avenue, Dec. 16. Reported on Glenway Avenue, Dec. 16. Reported on Wieman Avenue, Dec. 17. Reported on West Eighth Street, Dec. 19. Reported on Westmont Drive, Dec. 20. Reported on Quebec Road, Dec. 25. Reported on Sunset Avenue, Dec. 27. Felonious assault 768 Summit Ave., Dec. 17. 952 Mansion Ave., Dec. 25. Menacing 562 Mount Hope Ave., Dec. 24.

Menacing by stalking 4215 Glenway Ave., Dec. 14. 2660 Lehman Road, Dec. 15. Rape Reported on West Eighth Street, Dec. 17. Sexual imposition Reported on Rosemont Avenue, Dec. 16. Theft 3050 Mickey Ave., Dec. 14. 3410 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 14. 915 McPherson Ave., Dec. 14. 3400 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 15. 1012 Rutledge Ave., Dec. 15. 5228 Highview Drive, Dec. 15. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 16. 1655 Iliff Ave., Dec. 16. 4017 St. Lawrence Ave., Dec. 16. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 17. 4138 Heyward St., Dec. 17. 4658 Rapid Run Road, Dec. 17. 973 Fairbanks Ave., Dec. 18. 3721 Westmont Drive, Dec. 18. 2633 Maryland Ave., Dec. 19. 2223 Grand Ave., Dec. 19. 3951 W. Eighth St., Dec. 19. 4441 Ridgeview Ave., Dec. 19. 4632 Joana Place, Dec. 19. 4907 Western Hills Ave., Dec. 19. 5301 Glenway Ave., Dec. 19. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 20. 4241 Glenway Ave., Dec. 20. 3741 Laclede Ave., Dec. 21. 924 Elberon Ave., Dec. 22. 6571 Gracely Drive, Dec. 22. 4131 Glenway Ave., Dec. 22. 1215 Rutledge Ave., Dec. 23. 944 Seibel Lane, Dec. 23. 952 Seibel Lane, Dec. 23. 1723 Wyoming Ave., Dec. 24. 1622 Minion Ave., Dec. 26. 3775 Westmont Drive, Dec. 26. 1049 Wells St., Dec. 27. 2518 Glenway Ave., Dec. 27. 3042 Glenway Ave., Dec. 27. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 27. 1945 Dunham Way, Dec. 27. 4063 W. Eighth St., Dec. 27. Unauthorized use of a motor

vehicle 846 Delehanty Court, Dec. 20. Violation of a protection order/consent agreement 533 Elberon Ave., Dec. 16. 533 Elberon Ave., Dec. 16. 4004 W. Eighth St., Dec. 20. 1091 Grand Ave., Dec. 21.

5008 Willnet Drive: Burns, Carol and Paul Willenborg to Bachelier, Andrew R.; $64,500. 5024 Ralph Ave.: Stillwell, Charles M. to Moore, Tylor R.; $29,500. 4113 Vinedale Ave.: Helping Hands Housing I LLC to EH

Pooled 1112 LP; $8,750. 972 Woodbriar Lane: Auberger, Dennis and Jennifer Heffron to Heffron, Jennifer; $43,500. 834 Hermosa Ave.: Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC to Corbel Group LLC; $31,000.

DELHI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Shannon Strunk, 34, 551 Greenwell Ave., theft at 5080 Delhi Road, Dec. 27. Matthew Stiver, 23, 467 Pedretti Ave., theft at 467 Pedretti Ave., Dec. 29. Michell D. Dunn, 41, 3641 Fithian, driving under suspension at 5300 Delhi Road, Dec. 30. Matthew Stiver, 23, 467 Pedretti Ave., driving under suspension at 500 Pedretti Ave., Dec. 30. Donald Cox, 19, 562 Greenwell Ave., theft at 5080 Delhi Road, Dec. 30. Roy Wallace, 40, theft at 5025 Delhi Road, Dec. 30.

Incidents/reports Drug offense Possession of marijuana at 448 Morrvue Drive, Dec. 28. Theft Radio stolen from vehicle at 3927 Delhi Road, Dec. 26. Purse, money and other items stolen from vehicle at 4301 Skylark Drive, Dec. 26. Unknown person walked out with four DVDs at 5031 Delhi Road, Dec. 26. Aluminum cans stolen at 685 Neeb Road, Dec. 27. TV stolen at 5848 Juvene Way, Dec. 27. Purse stolen from vehicle at 593 Rockwell Road, Dec. 28.

REAL ESTATE Delhi Township

580 Rockwell Road: Sunderhaus, Carolyn C. and Donald J. to Sexton, Lawrence C. III; $64,000. 947 Villa View Court: Burnet Capital LLC to Hagedorn Investments LLC; $29,000. 1087 Hickok Lane: Johnson, Jessica B. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $72,000. 322 Rydel Drive: Nguyen, Tuan N. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $62,000. 4310 Skylark Drive: Gillum, Earl D. and Mary L. to T PropertiesBudmar LLC; $47,000. 333 Greenwell Road: Ahern, Christopher P. to Eagle Savings Bank; $48,000. 5025 Clarevalley Drive: Fulmer, Jamie L. and Jeffrey to Dekok, Kristen A. and Dyllon J.; $143,500. 710 Trio Court: Schroer, Daniel J. to Wright, Jonathan R.; $125,000. 6747 Sandover Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Roddy, John J. III and Jayne M.; $105,000. 404 Morrvue Drive: Frondorf, Daniel G. and David L. to Hood, Douglas and Anna; $69,000.

East Price Hill

1178 Kuhlman Ave.: LJH Investments LLC to Wurster, Robert; $12,500. 1708 Atson Lane: Moses, Brenton A. and Candice R. to Citimortgage Inc.; $36,000. 1130 Grand Ave.: Hollingshead, Debra R. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $30,000. 925 Delhi Pike: Fannie Mae to TCB Cincinnati MF LLC; $10,600,000. 3027 Glenway Ave.: Union Savings Bank to Tran, Thuy L.; $5,000. 269 Fairbanks Ave.: Fannie Mae to TCB Cincinnati MF LLC; $10,600,000. 966 McPherson Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Meyer Management Inc.; $8,750. 786 Wells St.: Warsaw Federal Savings and Loan Association of Cincinnati to DGTH LLC; $14,500.

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

448 Grand Ave.: Dawson, Joslin to Ramineni, Brahma; $15,400.

Sayler Park

6401 Revere Ave.: Cochran, Bonnie to Cipriani, Phillip; $34,900. 124 Zinn Place: Hanlon, M. Christine to S. Bill LLC; $30,000. 6431 Home City Ave.: Noel, Timothy W. to Cushing, Robert P. and June A.; $62,500.

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1154 Rulison Ave.: Tri State Home Buyers LLC to Klems, Amanda J.; $85,900. 580 Rockwell Road: Sunderhaus, Carolyn C. and Donald J. to Sexton, Lawrence C. III; $64,000. 504 Virgil Road: Mundy, Maria C. and David W. to Woytsek, Michael R. and Linda M.; $55,000. 831 Kirbert Ave.: Waits, Chris to

LEGAL NOTICE NUISANCE VIOLATION 753 LULLABY COURT Notice is hereby given to Barbara A. Jacobsen that property you own in Delhi Township contains accumulated debris and two junk motor vehicles. The Delhi Township Board of Trustees has determined, at Resolution #2012-228, that the condition of the property constitutes a nuisance and is detrimental to the health, safety and general welfare of all persons who live, work or own property within Delhi Township. This notice shall serve as a formal order for you to address the nuisance violations at your property located at 753 Lullaby Court (also known as Parcel 540-00500126 of the Hamilton County Auditor’s Tax Plats), Delhi Township, Hamilton County, State of Ohio as described below: •Remove all debris (All yards, trash and discarded household items). •Remove junk motor vehicles (black Kia and blue Mercury Grand Marquis), or store indoors. If such accumulated debris and junk motor vehicles is not removed or provision for such removal is not made within seven (14) days of publishing/posting of this notice, or a hearing before the Board of Trustees is not requested as specified below, the Board will provide for the removal, and any expenses incurred by the Board in performing such tasks will be entered upon the tax duplicate and will be a lien upon the properties from the date of entry. You have the right to request a hearing before the Board of Trustees within seven (7) days of publishing/posting of this notice. If requested, the hearing will be held at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board. The Boards’ meetings are held on the second and last Wednesdays of each month commencing at 6:00 p.m. at 934 At Neeb Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233. the hearing, you may appear in person or by counsel, may present evidence and examine witnesses. If a hearing is timely requested, action to abate the nuisance conditions will be stayed pending the hearing and further decision of the Board. Your request for a hearing before the Board may be submitted in writing to: Thomas R. Stahlheber, Zoning Inspector, Delhi Township Department of Development Services, 697 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233. Any questions concerning this order should be directed to Mr. Stahlheber at the above described address or at 513-9222705. 1743201

Davis, Tina and Marcus; $62,000. 3827 St. Lawrence Ave.: Pennington, Gregory A. to Valerius, Nathan E. Tr.; $15,000. 4773 Hardwick Drive: Vonderhaar, John B. to VBOH Annex LLC; $37,000.

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Mercy honors alumnae, family Mother of Mercy High School inducted two members into its hall of fame Jan. 5, and honored a school family. Angie Heintz Hummeldorf and Angela Scarlato Hawley were inducted after Mercy’s basketball game with McAuley. The ceremony also included the presentation of the inaugural Bobcat Spirit Award presented to the Wegman family, long-time supporters of Mother of Mercy, by Athletics Director Denise Harvey. The award recognizes individuals or organizations who have given outstanding service or continue to show outstanding support to Mercy athletics.

» Angie Heintz Hummeldorf ‘01

Heintz Hummeldorf was a multi-sport athlete at Mercy having played one year of soccer and three years each of basketball and softball. Her sophomore year she was named first team GGCL and Enquirer Honorable Mention in softball. She received the Silver Scholar Certificate from the Ohio Basketball Coaches Association her junior year and was also named first team GGCL and 2nd Team All City in softball that year. Her senior year, she played on the varsity soccer team, which was state runner up that year in addition to continuing her basketball and softball careers at Mercy. In basketball she earned second team GGCL, second team District 16, Senior All Star Team and Gold Scholar honors and in softball she was named second team GGCL and Enquirer Honorable Mention. Heintz Hummeldorf continued her basketball career playing four years at Ashland University. She finished her senior season at Ashland by leading the team in three-point field goals and assists, was

named All-conference GLIAC Academic Team and received the Team-Determination Award. Angie also helped lead Ashland to their first NCAA tournament appearance in school history during the 20032004 season. During the summers of her college career, she served as a basketball camp counselor at several colleges including Ashland, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Notre Dame in addition to coming back to Mercy’s basketball camp. Currently, she lives in Savannah, Ga., with her husband. She is a physical education and health teacher at Richmond Hill High School as well as the school’s head varsity softball coach and assistant varsity basketball coach.

» Angela Scarlato Hawley ‘02

Scarlato Hawley was a varsity soccer player all four years while at Mercy. She was the leading scorer for the Bobcats and led the way in assists every year. Her sophomore, junior and senior years she was named first team GGCL, Enquirer first team, Post first team and City first team. She served as team captain her senior year. During her senior year she was named a LaRosa’s Player of the Week and she also set the all-time career assist record at 35 assists, a record that still stands. She continued her soccer career at Xavier University from 2001-2005. She was the team’s assist leader all four years and was named to the All Ohio Collegiate Team her senior year. Through high school and college, Scarlato Hawley was a member of the United States Olympic Development Ohio State team, made up of the top 18 players in Ohio. She was also a member of the United States


Olympic Development Regional Team from 2000-2004. Additionally, she served as captain for her club soccer team, Kolping Premier, which won the Ohio state championship seven times, the regional championships three times and placed third in the nation twice. Currently, she lives in Cincinnati with her husband Kyle. She is a third-grade teacher at St. Ignatius Loyola and recently earned her national board certification.

» Bobcat Spirit Award

New this year, the Bobcat Spirit Award honors those who have given outstanding service or continue to show outstanding support to Mercy Athletics. This year’s honoree is the Wegman family. The Wegman family, led by their father Joe, has been longtime supporters of Mother of Mercy. Sisters Melissa (Mertz) Wegman ‘86, Jennifer Wegman Smith ‘87 and Krissy Wegman Onorato ‘90 continued their involvement at Mercy long after their four years at the school in addition to their entire family’s continued involvement at Mercy. For the past 12 years, the Wegmans have chaired Mercy’s annual golf outing, a true family endeavor with a lot of family members help and support, led by Jennifer and Melissa as co-chairwomen. The golf outing raises over $250,000 in critical funds for Mercy. Through their family company, The Wegman Co., a full-service systems furniture installation and warehousing provider since 1967, they have donated design time, installation labor and furniture for many of the school’s offices. The Wegmans have also offered their family condominium in Florida as an auction item for Mercy’s Annual Gala.

Katie Koch and Erika Schmitt, from Mother of Mercy High School, had a 16th birthday party on Oct. 5 where they ask their guests to donate toys and cash for Children’s Hospital Medical Center. PROVIDED

Patel will be a medical director at new hospital Dr. Manisha A. Patel will serve as medical director of cardiothoracic surgery at the new Mercy Health – West Hospital, which is due to open next October. Patel specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. She received her medical degree and completed residencies in both general surgery and surgical research at the University of Vermont, followed by a residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. She has been practicing in Cincinnati for the last 10 years.

She is one of about 40 female cardiac physicians in the nation, and one of only two in the city of Cincinnati. Patel is passionate Patel about women’s heart health. She serves on the board of the American Heart Association and is actively involved in the Go Red for Women initiative, which aims to raise awareness about heart disease in women. For more information about the new hospital, please visit

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