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Jack Ryan, left, one of the original founders of the Delhi Business Association was honored for his years of contributions to the group, including given a plaque by Stephen Schott, association president. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

FAB openings The Delhi Township trustees are taking applications for the seven-member Financial Advisory Board. At the Jan. 11 meeting, trustees agreed to end the terms of the remaining members on the board and begin appointing new people to serve. Several people had resigned and at least one term was expiring. Trustee Mike Davis said the trustees have no intention to disband the advisory group which was formed several years ago to work with township department heads and review budgets, and make financial recommendations. Call the township at 922-3111 for more information.

Winter hike Winter can be a beautiful time for a hike. Is there anything more breath taking than a snow covered mountain view? Even if the snow eludes us, the beauty and solitude of a winter day hike can still be treasured. Western Wildlife Corridor is having its annual winter hike at our Bender Mountain Preserve. The hike takes place 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29. Wear sturdy shoes and dress accordingly for the weather. Directions to the Bender Mountain Preserve: Park at the gravel pull-off on Bender Road a half-mile from Route 50 (River Road). Contact Tim Sisson at 513-922-2104 or with questions and any weatherrelated concerns the day of the event. Western Wildlife Corridor's mission is to protect the scenic beauty and natural resources of the Ohio River Valley through direct land protection and through the promotion of responsible land use. For more information about WWC, go to or contact Sisson at


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Delhi trustees fire administrator, approves raises 1.

By Heidi Fallon

In a 2-1 vote, Delhi Township trustees voted to terminate the contract of Administrator Gary Schroeder Jan. 11. Schroeder has been with the township for six years. No reason was given for the termination. Trustee Mike Davis said he thought it was a bad idea to replace Schroeder now, given the township’s financial situation and the fact a new trustee board is in place with the election of Marijane Klug, sworn in to office Jan.

Rumors had circulated for months that Trustee Jerry Luebbers wanted to get rid of Schroeder but did not have the support until Klug came to office. “There has been discussion in several circles,” Davis said, “but this makes no sense at this time. I was hopeful we could find common ground and give Mrs. Klug time to work with Gary, at least for the next few months. “Unfortunately, I am one voice of three. I’m very disappointed.” Neither Klug nor Luebbers commented during the meeting.

Trustees voted to name Tom Stahlheber, township development and zoning director, as the interim administrator starting Jan. 12. Davis said he will not receive additional money for his increased duties. Schroeder’s contract called for him to be paid and receive health care benefits for the next six months. Schroeder’s salary has been $90,000 for the past two years. When asked after the meeting about their decision to terminate Schroeder, Klug deferred to Davis and Luebbers, saying that

waiting “would Schroeder not have made a difference.” The majority of the audience let trustees know they disagreed with the decision. Resident Pat Kenny accused Klug of breaking a campaign promise to review every township employee’s work record. He also had words for Luebbers. “You have changed everything and just like I told you several meetings ago that this wasn’t Luebberville, well, it is now,” See RAISES, Page A2

Mount hosting Bible print exhibit By Heidi Fallon

It’s a work of art that took 15 years to complete. A total of 25 large-scale prints from the St. John’s Bible will be on display at the Studio San Guiuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph until Feb. 26. Each print, which has an accompanying text, depicts examples from the 1,150-page St. John’s Bible completed by British calligrapher Donald Jackson and a team of scribes and visual artists. The illuminated Bible was commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey and is on loan to the Mount from the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at St. John’s University in Minnesota. “The St. John’s Bible is an exquisite celebration of the Biblical word,” said John Trokan, associate professor of religious and pastoral studies, who helped secure the exhibit. “The contemporary illustrations are breathtak-

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Jerry Bellas, College of Mount St. Joseph's Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery director, looks through a box of Bible pages, some dating back to the 12th century, that will be exhibited. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Depicting a passage from Psalms, this is one of 25 prints on exhibit.

Making sure one of the 25 St. John's Bible prints is perfectly affixed to a gallery wall is Jerry Bellas, San Giuseppe Art Gallery director. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ing and spiritually enriching.” Jerry Bellas, art gallery director, called the exhibit quite a coup for the college. “The Bible project and Donald Jackson were featured on a PBS special and it is just an extraordinary work,” he said. “We’re excited to be able to share the prints with the community.” The actual Bible, which measures 2 feet by 3 feet when opened, is on calfskin vellum with elegant hand lettering using feather quills with gold and silver leaf and ancient Chinese inks. Along with the St. John’s Bible prints, Bellas is including a display of 20 framed pages from the Mount’s permanent collection of original leaves from famous Bibles dating from 1121 to 1935. During the exhibition, the Mount has scheduled a variety of programs including a lecture by Tim Ternes, from the Hill Museum and director of the St. John’s Bible project. He will present “From Inspiration to Illumination, an introduction to the St. John’s Bible” in the College Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Other events include a Lectio Divina series at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Feb. 7, 14 and 21, in the art gallery. The ancient practice of Lectio Divina is a method of using short scripture passages to read, reflect, respond and contemplate, and will be facilitated by Annette Pavelgio, director of the Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center, and Maureen Heverin, spiritual director and retreat minister. On Feb. 7 there will be a guest lecture on deciphering imagery in the St. John’s Bible at 11 a.m. in

the recital hall by Shawnee Turner, adjunct art history professor. There will be a Sisters Sing Scripture choir performance at 3 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Mater Dei Chapel with a reception to follow in the gallery. A closing lecture and reception will be at 2 p.m. in the chapel followed by a panel discussion with the reception in the art gallery. All events are free and open to the public. Tours are available by calling 244-4384 or 244-4496. The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery is located on the Mount campus, 5701 Delhi Road. The gallery will be open 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

College of Mount St. Joseph seniors Ross Adams and Mary Frede put one of 25 St. John's Bible prints on the wall for an exhibit that will be free and open to the public until Feb. 26. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Rosary walk

The 28th annual ProLife Rosary Procession will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Cincinnati City Hall. Hundreds of people with a police escort will arrive at Fountain Square for a noon rally featuring speakers former Ohio State Rep. Seth Morgan, a Conservative Coalition leader and talk show host with "Think Talk Radio" 55KRC, and Julie Busby, a member of the Heartbeat Bill strategy team and former member of Ohio Right to Life. The emcee will be former Ohio State Rep. Tom Brinkman. "The purpose of public prayer is penance in the cold in reparation for the

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Kenny said. “Trust me, we will be watching what you do.” Schroeder was unavailable for comment after the meeting. He had met with Luebbers and Klug, before she was offically sworn in


daily abortion of thousands of American babies", commented Joanne Kemmerer, spokeswoman for Cincinnati ProLife Committee, the sponsor of the event. There will be a shuttle service, starting after 10 a.m., from Fountain Square to City Hall. At the rally, there will be a free raffle for a sterling silver rosary. Hot coffee and doughnuts will be provided for the crowd. Go to for further information.

Driehaus office hours

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-31st District) will host office hours from 910:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Jan. 1, and told they intended to terminate his contract, according to a letter sent to Davis by Schroeder’s attorney Chip Brigham. Brigham’s letter was sent the day of the Jan. 11 meeting informing Davis that Schroeder was waiving his right of confidentiality and asking employment discussion and action be done in the public forum. “Gary is a good man and a great administrator and deserved better than this,” Brigham said. Luebbers said after the meeting that he had approached Stahlheber about taking the post. Stahlheber said Luebbers had asked

Glenway Ave. Constituents are welcome to attend the district office hours to meet with Driehaus and discuss legislative issues important to the region.

Covedale ‘Mutiny’

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., will present the “Caine Mutiny Court Martial” as its first production of the new year. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Caine Mutiny” by Herman Wouk, this production is dedicated to Joe Acito, a longtime literature teacher at Elder High School who died in 2011. Acito loved the theater and could talk about it for hours at a time, and he was a great friend of

him a week prior to the trustee meeting if he would consider adding the interim post “if the need arose.” While the majority of the audience appeared to disagree with the Schroeder termination, they also expressed outrage when trustees approved two raises for two park employees. The two employees were given new job titles – park foreman and park supervisor/project manager – and 19.48 percent and 9.92 percent raises respectively, according to Stahlheber. The park foreman job will now have a salary of $47,999 and the the park su-

the Covedale. The play follows a U.S. Navy court martial during World War II. It has become a classic in the courtroom drama genre. Performances run Thursday, Jan. 26, through Sunday, Feb. 19. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Audio descriptive services will be available at the performance Saturday, Jan. 28. Tickets are $23 for adults and $20 for senior citizens and students. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 241-6550.

pervisor/project manager will be paid $47,999. Davis did not support the legislation for the job descriptions, raises and general fund transfer needed. “I think the employees do a wonderful job, but when other employees were asked to hold their budgets down and no other wage increases have been approved, I cannot support this,” Davis said. “ I think this sends a bad message to our employees and the township, but, again, I’m one of three.” Luebbers and Klug voted for the legislation without comment.

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Students spanning bridges By Heidi Fallon

Our Lady of Victory sixth-grader Joseph Monahan works with architect Noah Bergman on a bridge project his enrichment class in completing.

Our Lady of Victory fifth- and sixth-grade students in Anne Hambrick’s enrichment program are learning the ABC’s of bridge building. The Architecture by Children program is an eight-week project students in Anne Hambrick’s classes are in the midst of, learning how to create their own three dimensional bridges. Working with them as time permits is Noah Bergman, an architect working on his master’s degree. He guides them through the computerized program, making terms and tasks like scale and proportion seem less intimidating. “I hope that, if nothing else, the students learn that architecture is fun,” Bergman said, during his most recent visit to the school. Bergman worked with Hambrick’s classes several years ago on a similar ABC project and said he en-


joys his time with the students. “He really relates well with the students, and along with helping them create their bridge models, he’s talking with them about his field,” Hambrick said. “He’s able to show the students how architecture relates to peoples’ lies and isn’t just designing a building.” Students are using their

computers to fashion bridges that can be a span of any sort including a walking bridge. “We’re trying to make a glass bridge that would be a walkway between buildings,” said Adam Arar, working with sixth-grade classmate Nick Albers. “It’s kind of complicated, but it’s fun and we’re learning as we go.” Hambrick has 36 fifthand sixth-grade students in

her enrichment classes that meet one day a week for 45 minutes. The two grade levels are both involved in the bridge project and have only a few more weeks to complete their creations. Selected ABC entries will be displayed and judged at the downtown library in March with awards given in a variety of categories

Adam Arar, left, and classmate Nick Albers check their bridge-building skills via a computer program. Their Our Lady of Victory enrichment class is halfway through the bridge project getting occasional help from a Cincinnati architect.

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Richmond bears down on the court

By Tom Skeen

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nior Jake Richmond is starting to come into his own on the basketball court. After averaging six points and three rebound a game as a sophomore, this season he is leading the team in scoring and rebounding with 14.1 points and six rebounds per game. “Jake works especially hard on himself and spends a lot of time in the gym,” coach Mike Price said. “He is playing more to the basket instead of taking jump shots. He is very versatile and has learned that when you take the ball to the basket, it will get you more opportunities at the free throw line as well.”

As a two-sport athlete, Richmond decided he will play baseball when he goes off to college after his senior season. “I’m going to college for baseball,” Richmond said. “I love basketball but coach wants the best for me, and baseball-wise I’m getting talked to by Cincinnati, Ohio State and Louisville among others.” Baseball runs deep in the Richmond family as Josh Richmond, Jake’s older brother, was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 2010 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft and is currently playing Single-A minor league baseball in the Rangers’ organization. Back on the basketball court, Richmond is a hard-nosed player who has learned to be more ag-

PRICE EARNS 300TH Oak Hills coach Mike Price earned his 300th victory of his career Jan. 13 in a 53-39 win over Colerain. Price is in his 21st year at Oak Hills. “It’s never been a goal,” Price said when asked about making it to the milestone. “I would trade all 300 for them to have a good season. They make coaching very enjoyable.”

gressive on the defensive side of the ball as well. “We’ve worked on his defensive effort and rebounding (this season),” Price said. “He has always been a good scorer and he is offensive-minded but he can guard every position because he is very aggressive and physical and doesn’t mind mixing it up on the court.” For someone who started playing basketball at age 5 and had older brothers, it’s no wonder

that Richmond has the attitude he does about winning. “I hate losing; I really give it all I got on the court and leave it all out there,” the junior said. The Highlanders are 4-5 this season, one win shy of last seasons total and two wins shy of the 2010 total. The Highlanders haven’t had a winning season since 2008 when they finished 17-6 and are looking to break that streak this season. “We are just going to have to

work hard in practice and work hard in the games,” the 6-foot-2 junior said. “Right now practice is fun, we are all working hard and we are like a family out there. We are all together and we just have to work hard and start finishing games.” What takes place on the court is important, but Price knows he has to enforce that there is more to life than basketball. “I try to push (Jake) hard, on and off the court,” Price said. “I stress that he is a role model, and I help him in addition with his parents to be the best he can be. He just has a great work ethic, and I keep reminding him of that but he already knows these things.”

New Highlander leads the charge for football By Tom Skeen

The Oak Hills Highlanders have a new football coach and his name is Dan Scholz. Scholz took over as coach Jan. 9 and met with his new team the first day on the job. “I think anytime you can go to the GMC, see the players you have returning and see the foundation that coach (Kurry) Commins has laid, it’s very attractive and let’s go try to win at a big school.” Scholz said about taking over as the Highlanders’ coach. Scholz comes from New Richmond High School where he was coach from 2007-2011 and went 37-14. In those five years, Scholz was named Coach of the Year twice, won league titles in 2010 and 2011. He did not lose a league game since October 2009 and made an appearance in the state playoffs. “We established a program there that is the best in Clermont County,” Scholz said about his former school. “The players bought into what we were trying to do. We had a fantastic five years and obviously a school like Oak Hills wouldn’t look at

me if the kids, coaches and the program hadn’t worked as hard as they did.” Scholz has been in coaching since 1994. He was an assistant at Dublin-Scioto from 1995-2000 then was an assistant under Kerry Coombs at Colerain from 2001-2006 before taking over at New Richmond. In a statement from New Richmond, superintendent Adam Bird said, “We are thankful for the time, energy and passion Coach Scholz gave to the student-athletes of NRHS. NR football has a legacy and traditiion of success and Coach Scholz did a great job adding to that tradition. We wish him success.“ Scholz knows moving from the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference to the Greater Miami Conference will be tough, but he knows that is what coaching is all about. “Obviously anytime you have the quality of coaches at every program, it is a very tough thing,” Scholz said. “They are all motivated and know how to get their kids to work hard, which makes (the GMC) one of the premier leagues in the state. It’s going to be tough but that is the challenge.”

Oak Hills principal Jeff Brandt welcomes new football coach Dan Scholz Jan. 12 at The Meadows. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Highlanders are coming off a 4-6 season, their fifth consecutive losing season but are looking forward to the change in the football program. “Oak Hills set out to find a

coach who had a vision for our K-12 football program and the background and experience to bring championships to our program,” Oak Hills Athletic Director Jan Wilking said. “We found

just that with Coach Scholz, who is ready to get to work with our student-athletes and build on our current foundation. We are excited to begin this new era of football at Oak Hills.”


Boys basketball

» Oak Hills pulled off the upset over Princeton 60-55, Jan. 6. The Highlanders were led by senior Jake Richmond with 20 points. The Highlanders dropped to 4-5 following a 55-52 loss at Hilliard Darby, Jan 7. » Elder dropped to 1-7 after a 43-38 loss to La Salle, Jan. 6. Sophomore Taylor Lee led the Panthers with 11 points. » Western Hills defeated Landmark Christian 51-38, Jan. 7. Keevin Tyus and Lionel Hill led the Mustangs with 15 points. The Mustangs overcame a two-point halftime deficit for a 81-67 victory over Shroder, Jan 11. Keevin Tyus led West High with 22 points.

Girls basketball Tyler Walton of Western Hills shoots the ball over a Shroder defender during their basketball game, Wednesday, Jan 11 TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

» Mercy was upset by McAuley 56-53, Jan. 7. Sophomore Emily Budde led the Bobcats with 27 points.

Mercy dropped to 8-5 following a 51-40 loss to Sycamore, Jan. 9. Junior Kelley Wiegman scored 15 to lead the Bobcats. » Oak Hills dropped to 1-9 on the year following a 48-46 loss to Middletown Jan. 7. Junior Lindsey Eckstein led the Highlanders with 12 points. McAuley dropped Oak Hills 59-30, Jan. 11. Junior Macy MacArthur finished with nine points to lead the Highlanders. » Seton suffered a 56-49 loss to Badin, Jan. 9. Junior Marisa Meyer led the Saints with 18 points. » Western Hills hammered Aiken 51-36, Jan. 10. Sophomore Kamya Thomas led the Mustangs with 13 points.

Boys swimming

» Oak Hills defeated Taylor and Middletown, Jan. 7. Taylor defeated Middletown 55-45. The Highlanders six of the 12 events. Oak Hills stayed undefeated after a 106-79 victory over Princeton, Jan. 11. Senior Kyle Freeman won the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 1:57.43.

» Elder suffered a111-75 loss to Anderson, Jan. 7. Senior Joe Hayhow won the 50-yard freestyle event.

Girls swimming

» Oak Hills defeated Taylor 8217 and Middletown 73-29 while Middletown was able to get by Taylor 56-39, Jan. 7. The Highlanders crushed Princeton 129-56, Jan. 11. Oak Hills swept the meet. » Seton got past Anderson 9788, Jan. 7. Senior Taylor Bittner won the 100 and 200-yard freestyle events.

Boys bowling

» St. Xavier got past Oak Hills 2,870-2,730, Jan. 9. Joey Bruns rolled the high series for the Bombers with a 434. Oak Hills hammered Lakota East 2,822-1,919, Jan. 10. The Highlanders are 8-2 on the season. » Elder finished sixth in the GCL tournament with a score of 1,802, Jan. 8.



LaRosa’s Hall of Fame to induct 7 For three decades, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky legendary athletes and coaches annually have been enshrined in Buddy LaRosa’s High School Sports Hall of Fame, and this holiday season brings another class of superstar inductees representing local high school sports at its finest. Six all-time great athletes and a legendary coach are the new electees to the LaRosa’s Hall of Fame, with official induction ceremonies to be June 2012. Now in its 37th year of recognizing outstanding local high school athletes and coaches, the Buddy LaRosa’s High School Sports Hall of Fame has honored 230 exceptional people since its founding in1975. It is the oldest and one of the only halls of fame of its kind in the country. The new 2011 LaRosa’s Sports Hall of Fame inductees are: » Jelani Brandon, Lloyd Memorial High School, class of 1992 » Maureen Egan Corl, St. Henry High School, class of 1993 » Richard Hall, Wyoming High School, class of 1999 » Dan Ketchum, Sycamore High School, class of 2000 » Ron Krechting, Elder High School class of 1968 » Steve Sollmann, St. Xavier High School, class of 2000 » Coach Tom Chambers, Withrow High School 19661998, 2001-2008 Here's more about new


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Ron Krechting

Elder High School 1968 graduate Ron Krechting earned eight varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball during his brilliant prep career with the Panthers. In his gridiron career, the QB posted a 49.5 percent passing completion rate – in the days before passing was commonplace. He tossed 30 touchdowns, passing for 3,543 yards and was named first team all-city and all-GCL in both 1967 and 1968. In basketball, Ron, a guard, scored 625 points in his three-year career, helping lead the Panthers to a 60-9 record during that stretch. He was named second team All-GCL and all-city as a senior. In baseball, Ron led the Panthers in hitting as a junior (.307) and pitching (1.00 ERA in 1967 and 0.50 ERA in 1968). He posted a 29-13 career pitching record which included a 4-0 nohitter against St. Xavier. He was a 1st team allGCL at shortstop. Ron went on to play on a football scholarship at then-Division I University of Dayton. He started the last 25 games, posting a 13-12 record. Ron has played amateur softball and 7-man tag football in Greater Cincinnati for more than 20 years. Ron, who lives in Delhi, is retired from the Hudepohl Brewing Co. He has one son, Michael, 41.

The St. Dominic Blackhawks Pony third- and fourth-grade football team are the Greater Catholic Youth League Division 3 City Champions. The Blackhawks were crowned with a 12-0 victory over St. John's (Dry Ridge) at St. Xavier High School. The team finished the year with an overall record of 8-2-1. They defeated both the No. 1 and No. 2 seed during their playoff run, and held their opponents scoreless in all three playoff victories. From left are: Front, Nicholas Naber, Riley Ellis, Jackson Gutzwiller, Chris Mueller, Brandon Cron, Patrick Roark, Ben Gruber, Jason Stenger, Zach Dugan and Alex Miller; middle, Kyle Gutzwiller, Siler Barkley, Patrick Barrett, Nicholas Stenger, Austin Combs, Zach Lewin, Max Martini, Eddie Lipps, Luke Kandra, Austin Park and Collin Kandra; back, coaches Mike Mueller, Greg Gutzwiller, Keith Hibbard, Justin Combs, Dane Melgard, Charles Lipps, Jim Gutzwiller and head coach Brad Ohmer. THANKS TO DAN DUGAN

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Join Elder High School’s Mark Thompson and his coaching staff at Western Sports Mall pitching clinic. The camp will run from 1011:30 a.m., Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and Feb. 12, for ages 8-14 for $80, which includes a camp t-shirt. Players need to bring a glove and wear gym shoes. Call 451-

The clinic will be run by current and former college and professional players and coaches ensuring that each player receives the highest level of instruction available in the area. The clinic will focus on all areas of fast-pitch. Offensive skills to be covered include hitting, bunting, slapping, base running. Defensive areas will focus on both infield and out-

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Mustang girls rebound to improve record By Kevin Flanagan Western Hills sports information director

WESTERN HILLS — The Lady Mustangs were looking to rebound from a tough stretch where they lost four of their past five games to put their record at 5-5 heading into the Jan. 3 game against Aiken. Western Hills has lost three of the past four meeting with the Falcons and were looking to take over sole possession of third

place in the CMAC with a win. After only scoring 10 points in the previous game against Edgewood, the Mustangs had no trouble getting the offense going in the first quarter. Mustang guards Kamya Thomas and Jaelyn Barfield each hit three-pointers in the first two minutes to put the Mustangs up 6-0. Aiken finally got on the scoreboard with a put back lab by 6 feet, 3 inch center

Kady Falls with 4minutes, 35 seconds left in the first quarter to cut the lead to 8-2. Falls and her teammates were shut down most of the night by the relentless Mustang defense. On the night Aiken shot 22 percent as the Mustang zone disrupted the Falcons plan to pound the paint all night. Western Hills built its lead up to nine at 17-8 with 6:49 left in the second and it

looked as if they were going to put the game away before the half. Aiken went on a 7-0 run over the next two and a half minutes to cut the lead to two. The stingy Falcon defense caused six straight turnovers during this span. Thomas ended the Mustang drought at the 3:48 mark when she hit a jumper from the left elbow. The Mustangs ended the half strong on a 7-2 run to

put the lead to seven (24-17) after two quarters. The Falcons were not able to get closer than seven the rest of the way. Mustang center Breasia Johnson got the scoring going in the second half when she converted a three-point play off a nice inbounds pass under the Aiken basket. Thomas and Johnson put the game away for good in third as they combined for 9 of the 11 Western Hills

points. At the end of three, the Mustangs increased their lead to 15 at 35-20. In the fourth, the scoring was about even as Western Hills outscored Aiken 15-14 to defeat the Falcons 51-36. Thomas led the Mustangs with 17 points and Johnson added 10 as the Mustangs improved to 6-5 overall and 4-2 in the CMAC. Aiken was led by Shantia Stokes’s nine points.


The third- and fourth-grade St. Lawrence/Holy Family Soccer team celebrates going undefeated during the regular season and winning the WASA post-season tournament at Delhi Park. In front, from left, are Larence Hoerst, Isaiah Harper, Tommy Morena, Mason Clayton, Danny Boller III, Brian Caldwell and Josh Hein. In second row are coach Jim Boeh, Brandon Boeh, Isaac Griffith, Cade McGinnins, coach Kevin McGinnis, Augustine Hernandez, Gabe Rinear, Bailey Dugan and coach Jim Dugan. THANKS TO DENISE DUGAN CE-0000493898





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Future engineer Konner Lambers, 5, Green Township, builds a wrestling ring for his toy wrestlers during the Kinderprep program at Dunham Recreation Center in Price Hill. The center offers classes for preschool age children Monday through Friday. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Increasing your recycling use will benefit all of us the homes in Blue Ash and St. Bernard combined!). Reduced greenhouse gas pollution equal to every household in Hamilton County not driving their car for a month. Saved 344,467 trees from being harvested (almost one for every resident in the city of Cincinnati!). » Recycling benefits the economy Many residents understand the environmental benefits of recycling, but did you know recycling also has economic benefits? The recycling industry has a total economic impact of 169,000 jobs and $6 billion in annual wages, just in the state of Ohio. Recycling supplies valuable materials to industry. The recycling industry accounts for $7.3 billion in annual sales, just in the state of Ohio. As a reminder, the following materials are accepted for recycling in the curbside recycling program in the city of Cincinnati: » all plastic bottles & jugs (remove lids) » glass bottles & jars, aluminum cans » steel cans, empty aerosol cans (remove tips) » newspapers, magazines, and phone books » brown paper grocery bags » junk mail, office paper and envelopes » cardboard (please flatten to conserve space) » paperboard (i.e., cereal boxes) » clean pizza boxes (please remove food) The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is here to make recycling simple and effective for you. For more information about recycling in your community, visit, interact with us on Facebook and Twitter, or call the Recycling Hotline at 9467766. Hannah McCartney is a public affairs intern with the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.




Parkland still entertaining residents


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The Parkland Theater is one of the most talked about places in Sayler Park. It has been a place of entertainment for over 100 years, and is the oldest operating movie house in Cincinnati. Before teleBetty vision, senior Kamuf reCOMMUNITY PRESS citizens member going GUEST COLUMNIST there as children on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoons. There were the cowboy serials that you just had to see. Shirley Temple was a big hit along with Nelson Eddie and the Three Stooges. Tickets were 25 cents. As young adults they took their dates there for a movie. Parents went there for a night out, and Dr. Gracely’s surprise party when he retired was held there. The idea of a building there was hatched by Home City residents Leonard Barrett and Marmaduke Dodsworth. Dodsworth was listed on the old Home City street directory as a real estate broker and Barrett as an electrotyper. Their original plan was for a three-story building that is three times as large as the theater. And it was to be called Barrett & Dodsworth Auditorium. But it never materialized. The building at 6548 Parkland finally materialized when Joshua Carter came to Home City. He arrived in Cincinnati around 1880 and built many buildings on the old canal for the Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States. Carter built three brick homes on Twain, the two matching homes behind the firehouse and his own residence at 187 Twain. He also built the three railroad stations in Delhi, Home City and Fernbank.

The Parkland Theater has been a place for entertainment for more than 100 years. THANKS TO BETTY KAMUF. Around 1890 he built a two-story brick building with basement. The floor is flat in the theater so it may not have been originally built for a theater. It did eventually become a vaudeville theater for visiting theater groups. The theatre still has a stage with trap doors which was used for live performers to disappear. There is a large room on the side that was used at different times as a cigar store, bank, electrical supply display room and now the Parkland Grill. The second floor was a hall where the Monitor Lodge No. 445 F & A.M. and the Women’s Fortnightly Reading Club held meetings. When the silent movies came 1894-1929 it was used as a silent movie theater. People watched Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton Marlene Dietrich and Mary Pickford perform in pantomime while Martha Korte and Barbara Pessler play spirited piano pieces. Then came the black-and-white talking movies and finally color movies. The meeting rooms upstairs were turned into apartments. Most senior citizens remem-

ber Clara Steward who owned the theater with her husband in the 1940s-1950. Barney Oldfield ran the projector, and Stormy Ridge and Harry Bruck helped out. Clara ran a tight ship and did not hesitate to throw kids out for misbehaving. In 1959 Bill and Julie Bauer acquired the theater. But television sets appeared in living rooms and the theater crowd dwindled. The theater was closed for a while in 1991 but opened again in 1993. Bill sold the theater to Ed Miller in 1997. The theater has been extensive remodeling and updating. Ticket prices are $3. Patrons watch laser light shows before and after the feature, while sitting on stadium seats. It has once again become an entertainment center. It can be rented for weddings and parties. For more information contact Ed at 600-7900. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can email her at

Mother sees daughter graudate The College of Mount St. Joseph held a special commencement ceremony on Dec. 20 for Ann Benedict, 22, a senior from North College Hill, who graduated with a degree in middle childhood education with licensure in math and language arts. This was the first time the Mount was requested to have a special commencement ceremony to allow a candidate with a terminally ill parent to receive her diploma. Benedict’s mother, Carol, also of North College Hill, has lung cancer. Several weeks ago, she suffered a setback and was in intensive care with complications from the illness. When Kim Shibinski, Ed.D., Benedict’s academic adviser heard the news, she called Ann’s sister-in-law, Rhonda Benedict, to inquire about a special commencement ceremony. “Having had the opportunity to get know Ann both in and out of the classroom and her commitment to her academic career aspirations, I wanted Mrs. Benedict to see her daughter graduate,” said Shibinski. “It was the right thing to do and to celebrate a milestone in Ann’s life.” “I was overwhelmed by their generosity,” said Benedict. “For me to have my whole family at my ceremony, especially my mother,

Ann Benedict and her parents Herb and Carol Benedict of North College Hill, graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph in December. THANKS TO JILL EICHHORN.

made it even more special.” This was the first time the Mount received a request to hold a special commencement ceremony early. Benedict had already completed her courses needed for graduation. The College quickly agreed to the request, planning a formal graduation ceremony – in just three weeks – with “Pomp & Circumstance,” caps and gowns, and college officials in attendance. “When her adviser suggested the idea, there was no hesitation deciding that we were going to do this,” said Tony Aretz, president of the Mount. “Our mission

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strongly emphasizes serving the needs of others. We individualize a student’s experience at the Mount as best as we can, including having an early graduation ceremony for a student whose mother is terminally ill.” “This was such a truly special day,” said Benedict, who recently landed a long-term subbing position at North College Hill Middle School. “I appreciate it so much. It was just perfect.” Benedict, is the daughter of Herb and Carol Benedict of North College Hill and a 2007 graduate of North College Hill High School.

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Listening to their oath of office being read during the swearing-in ceremony are the 2012 officers of the Delhi Business Association. From left is Marty Schultes, secretary; Russ Brown, vice president; Mike Mierke, treasurer; and Stephen Schott, president. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Delhi business group elects officers, hands out honors By Heidi Fallon

Honest Abe, better known in Delhi Township as Lenny Kleiner, gets a bow tie adjustment from fellow Delhi Historical Society member Sue Timmer before they received the society's best costumed character award from the Delhi Business Association. The two were among the members donning period clothing for the association's Christmas parade.

The Delhi Business Association started its year off electing officers, honoring long-time members and handing out trophies for the winning entries in the annual Christmas parade. Stephen Schott will remain the president of the group, with Russ Brown, vice president; Mike Mierke, treasurer; and Marty Schultes, secretary. Board members will be Nancy Helmes, Carol Pieper, Ron Robben, Dave Anderson, Jay Robbe and Heather Dennis. During their Jan. 11 meeting, two veteran members of the association were honored for their decades of service to the group. Bob Schaefer and Jack Ryan, who helped organize the group received plaques and the grateful applause of members. During the Delhi Township trustee meeting the same day, Schott handed out trophies to the winning entries in the association’s annual Christmas parade. Honors went to Oak Hills High School for best band, Shiloh United Methodist Church for best Christmas theme, Scherzinger for best decorated car, Glier’s Meats for best sound sys-

Jack Ryan, left, one of the original founders of the Delhi Business Association was honored for his years of contributions to the group, including given a plaque by Stephen Schott, association president. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

tem, Cub Scout Pack 482 for best scout entry, Robben Florist and Garden Center for best floral arrangement, C. O. Harrison Elementary School for best walking unit, the Delhi Historical Society for best costumed characters, Memories for most unique entry, and the Sayler Park Elementary School drill team for best dancing unit. The business association’s February meeting will include a presentation from Comp Management on workers compensation. The group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the Delhi Township Park Lodge, 5125 Foley Road.


Bob Schaefer, long-time Delhi Business Association member, reads the plaque he was presented by association President Stephen Schott honoring him for his service to the group. HEIDI FALLON/THE Being sworn in to their Delhi Business Association Board of Director terms by Al Duebber are, from left Carol Pieper, Nancy Helmes, Heather Dennis and Ron Robben. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


The Saint John’s Bible Print Exhibition: “Experience the Word Come to Life” College of Mount St. Joseph | Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery | January 17 – February 26, 2012 For more information on The Saint John’s Bible exhibit, visit The exhibition and programming are supported by the Skyler Foundation and the Robert H. Reakirt Foundation, PNC Bank, Trustee. Left: Creation, Donald Jackson with contribution by Chris Tomlin, ©2003, The Saint John’s Bible, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA.



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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JAN. 19 Art & Craft Classes Beginner Woodcarving, 6-8:30 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Concludes Jan. 26. Materials included. Bring your own knife or buy one from the instructor. $12; vehicle permit required. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township. M.Y. Card Creations, 6-8 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Make your own personalized cards. Price includes all supplies and instructions. $14. Reservations required. 347-5510. Delhi Township.

Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7-8 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Upstairs. Beginner-level dance class open to all capable ages. Wear smooth-soled shoes. With instructors Betty and Estil Owens. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 671-7219; Springfield Township. Two-Step Dance Class, 8-9 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Upstairs. Beginner-level dance class is open to all capable ages. Wear smooth-soled shoes.With instructors Betty and Estil Owens. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 671-7219; Springfield Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Aerobic class works cardiovascular system and includes strength training. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise. 829-5009; Colerain Township. Pilates Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. Instructor Celine Kirby leads core-strengthening exercises using bands and weights. Bring yoga mat. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Spintensity, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Cycling combined with boot camp and strength training moves. Ages 14 and up. $8.50-$10 per class. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 4514905; Westwood.

Dog Haus, 494 Pedretti Ave., Free. 921-2082. Delhi Township.

Music - Rock Big Bird Addicts, State Park, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Crusader, This Year as a Ghost, the Bad Ideas and Mindy Galvin. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park.

Parenting Classes Healthy Communication and Step-family Adjustments Workshop, Noon-2 p.m., Groesbeck Branch Library, 2994 W. Galbraith Road, Learn some of the stages your family may go through as it adjusts, as well as tips for healthy communication. Light snacks available. Free. Registration required. Presented by Blended Family Moments. 703-485-5806; Colerain Township.

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 Art & Craft Classes Beginner Woodcarving, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Concludes Jan. 28. $12; vehicle permit required. Registration required. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Community Dance Hoedowners, 8-10:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, No prior dance experience necessary. Family friendly. $15. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 761-4088. Greenhills.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 9-9:30 a.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights.

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

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Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Introduction to eBooks Workshop, 11 a.m.-noon, Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave., Learn how to use your home computer to search, borrow and download free eBooks from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s website. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4460; West Price Hill. Cincinnati and Soup: Facts, Food and Fun, 11 a.m.-noon, Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Author Cheri Brinkman speaks on history of local foods, recipes and nostalgia television. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4478. Forest Park.

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Blended Family Moments: Intro to Blending Families Workshop, 6:30-7:30 p.m., College Hill Branch Library, 1400 W. North Bend Road, Gain tools and resources to help to educate your blended family. Includes light snacks. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Blended Family Moments. 703-485-5806; College Hill.

Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Hey Days Sports Bar & Grill, 7306 Harrison Ave., 312-2053. Colerain Township.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9-10 a.m. and 6:307:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $38 per month. 829-5009; Colerain Township.

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

Music - Acoustic Bill Church, 7-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, Folk singer-songwriter. Free. 574-3000; Green Township.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., The

Music - Classical CSO String Quartet, 2-3 p.m., Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave., Classical music experience for entire family, performed by string quartet comprised of members of Cincinnati Symphony and Pops orchestras. Sponsored by the Valerio Family Fund. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4474. Westwood.

Music - Concerts Jimmy Webb, 7:30-10 p.m., St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Performance Center. With guest Jason Wilber. Benefits Cincinnati Catholic elementary schools. $40, Jimmy Webb $35 advance. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. 484-0157; Finneytown.

Three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Cuba's musical heritage at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, and Saturday, Jan. 21, at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St. They will play a combination of traditional songs ans selections from Tiempo Libre's Grammy-nominated "Bach in Havana." Tickets start at $25, $20 for students. Call 381-3300 or visit for ticket information. PROVIDED. Soulyptic and New Royal. Doors open 7 p.m. Nightly draw for order of performances. Two bands eliminated nightly. Bands move on with 50 percent of crowd vote plus judge vote. Registration required online for bands. 825-8200; Forest Park.

Parenting Classes Blended Family Moments: Intro to Blending Families Workshop, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave., Gain tools and resources to help to educate your blended family. Includes light snacks. Free. Presented by Blended Family Moments. 369-4460; West Price Hill.

Recreation Monte Carlo Night, 8 p.m.midnight, St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road, Daniel Hall. Blackjack, poker, pull tabs, Big 6, split-the-pot and more. Includes beverages, food, snacks and ticket for $100 cash drawing. Benefits Northwest High School and Pleasant Run Middle School. $10. Presented by Northwest Boosters Association. 742-6372. Springfield Township.

Schools Back to the Future Winter Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, St. Dominic School, 4551 Delhi Pike, Gym. Music by Excalibur. Includes food, soft drinks and more. Benefits Pohlkamp Scholarship Fund. Ages 21 and up. $10. Presented by St. Dominic Athletic Association. 205-1256; Delhi Township.

SUNDAY, JAN. 22 Auditions American Girl Fashion Show Model Auditions, 1-3:30 p.m., Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati, 9101 Colerain Ave., Girls ages 4-13 of all ethnic backgrounds who would like to model historical and contemporary American Girl Doll fashions at the American Girl Fashion Show the weekend of April 27-29 at Music Hall. Free. Registration required. Presented by Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Children’s Trust Foundation.; Colerain Township.

Home & Garden Vermicomposting Workshop, 1-3 p.m., LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Learn to create indoor worm bin to recycle kitchen waste into rich compost for plants. Including instruction, bin with worms and book. $20. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 542-2909; College Hill.

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Battle of the Bands, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Part VI. Finals. With Achilles Descent, Missing Number,

Lee’s Junction, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.

Nature Prehistoric Ohio Hike, 2 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Learning about the people who lived in the middle Ohio Valley before European settlement and take a 1.5-mile hike on the Miami Fort Trail. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; North Bend.

MONDAY, JAN. 23 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9-10 a.m. and 6:307:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $38 per month. 829-5009; Colerain Township. Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 7-8 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. $50 for 10 classes. Reservations required. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 6752725; Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Finneytown, 8421 Winton Road, Fifteen-minute screenings.Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Finneytown. Chair Yoga, 9-10 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Gentle yoga designed to improve flexibility, circulation, balance, and overall strength and flexibility. Class combines basic yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

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

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

TUESDAY, JAN. 24 Dance Classes Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and

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Step-family Adjustments Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Meeting Room. Learn some of the stages your family may go through as it adjusts, as well as tips for healthy communication. Light snacks available. Free. Registration required. Presented by Blended Family Moments. 703-485-5806; Forest Park.

Apple iPhone 4S Workshop, 7:30-9 a.m., Verizon Wireless, 9870 Colerain Ave., Comprehensive look at what smartphones and other smart devices, such as tablets, can do. Family friendly. Free. 923-2700. Cloerain Township.


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Yoga Class, 7-8 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights. Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Practice gentle progression of postures to ease into a fulfilling Ashtanga practice. $50 for 10 classes. Reservations required. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Spinning, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Cycling class. First class free. Ages 14 and up. $8.50-$10 per class. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4905; Westwood.

Premature and Impulsive: A Beer Drinker’s Heaven, 6 p.m., Marty’s Hops & Vines, 6110 Hamilton Ave., With Bernard Johnson of Canadian brewer Unibroue. On draft: Blanche de Chambly (witbier), Maudite (strong amber red), Ephemere Apple (white ale brewed with apple must), Trois Pistoles (abbey strong ale). Kick-off of Cincinnati Beer Week Feb. 2-9. Free. 681-4222; College Hill.

Health / Wellness Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Yoga for Healing, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Begin journey of healing physically, mentally and emotionally with certified yoga teacher, Michelle HsinYi, through mixed yoga styles to bring more strength and flexibility to the body and learn various breathing techniques to restore balance in the mind. First class free. $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood. Healthy-U Chronic Disease Self Management Program, 1-3:30 p.m., Senior Chateau on the Hill, 750 Grand Ave., Continues through Feb. 22. Adults with chronic health conditions learn to manage symptoms, improve quality of life and save money on health care expenses. Free. Presented by Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. 345-8628; Price Hill.

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Education Basic Computer Presentation, 1-3 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Betty Olding gives presentation on basic computer skills. Free. Registration required. 347-5510. Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Yoga Class, 1-2 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 4671189; Miami Heights. Jazzercise, 9-10 a.m. and 6:307:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $38 per month. 829-5009; Colerain Township. Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $50 for 10 classes. Reservations required. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes, 5:15-6:30 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Sequence of postures to increase strength, flexibility and allow release of stress. $25 for five classes. Reservations recommended. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.



Pork that looks as good as it tastes A couple of weeks ago I was on Ron Wilson’s garden show on the radio and we were talking about cooking and gardening trends. I brought Rita Ron and his Heikenfeld executive producer, RITA’S KITCHEN Joe Strecker, this pork tenderloin. I gave the recipe over the air and it garnered a huge response – I’m still getting requests for it. I thought I’d share it with you since it really is a nice way to prepare pork and looks as good as it tastes.

Peppered bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin Friend and Kentucky reader Carolyn Grieme served us this delicious stuffed tenderloin. Here’s my adaptation: 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil ¾ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced (I used Kroger blend with wild mushrooms but button and/or cremini work great, too) 1 cup chopped onion 1 ⁄3 cup chopped pecans, toasted (toast before chopping) Two tenderloins, about 1 pound each, trimmed Salt and pepper to taste (start with a teaspoon of each) 8 slices thick peppered bacon 1 ⁄3 to ½ cup firmly packed

Add seasonings and increase het to medium high. Cook until carrots are tender and lightly browned, stirring frequently, about 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle with sage and serve. Serves 4-5. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Rita's stuffed pork tenderloin features mushrooms, onion, pecans and peppered bacon. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

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Preheat oven to 450. Melt butter and add mushrooms, onions and sauté until tender. Stir in nuts and set aside. Butterfly pork by cutting a slit into the middle about 2⁄3 of the way down. It will open like a book. Then pound it out to even thickness and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread mushroom mixture evenly, leaving a bit of a border so the filling doesn’t ooze out too much. Roll up and wrap 4-5 bacon slices around tenderloin. If you like, you can get the pork ready to this stage the morning of your party but let sit out about 30 minutes prior to baking. (Now if you forget, that’s OK – just remember that it will take longer to bake). Place, seam side down, in roasting pan. Rub evenly with brown sugar and bake uncovered at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 400 and

bake about 15 more minutes, or until meat thermometer registers 150. Don’t over bake so that meat stays moist. To toast pecans: Toast in single layer in 350 degree oven just until they smell fragrant, about 6 minutes or so.

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For Gary, a Bethel reader, who loves the corn pudding at this restaurant and wants to make it at home. I called the restaurant and they told me their pudding contained basically creamed corn and regular corn, milk, eggs, sour cream and corn meal, among other things. Here’s one from my files that readers say is similar except for the cheese, which the restaurant’s does not contain. If you like, leave the cheese out. 1 15 oz. can creamed corn 1 15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup sour cream

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WestFest: three-day event? By Kurt Backscheider

The Cheviot Westwood Community Association is examining the possibility of adding a third day to WestFest, the annual summer celebration in the heart of Cheviot. “We’re exploring a three-day event for 2013,” said Ray Kroner, owner of Kroner Dry Cleaners and the president of the community association. “But before we make a decision we want to get as much input from the community as possible.” The outdoor street festival featuring two days of food, music and art along Harrison Avenue has been a very popular event since

it was first started in 2002. WestFest 2012, which will be the 11th annual installment of the festival, will again be a two-day, Saturday and Sunday event at the end of June. Between now and 2013, Kroner said the community association wants to hear from all proponents and opponents of expanding the festival to include a Friday evening session. “There are a lot of details to discuss,” he said. “I don’t want this to be a decision the board makes without a great deal of input.” Bonnie Perrino, a community association board member who helped establish the street festival, said there are both pros and

cons to consider. The logistics involved in closing Harrison Avenue for an additional day to set up the event could harm some businesses, while other businesses like bars and restaurants would benefit from an extra day in which thousands of people visit the city, she said. Perrino, who is president of Angel’s Touch Nursing Care on Harrison Avenue in Cheviot, said her fellow business owners in the city have to speak up and express their opinions on the matter. “We certainly don’t want to hurt anyone,” she said. “WestFest shows what the West Side has to offer – our businesses, our city,

The Cheviot Westwood Community Association is exploring the possibility of adding a third day to the annual WestFest celebration. The community association wants to garner as much input from residents and business owners before making a decision. FILE PHOTO our talents and our food. It brings so many people together, so it’s important everyone is on the same page.” Kroner said the association will carefully consider

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Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have one-onone contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at burnett.gina@ or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program – that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living

Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 2877025.


Ameircan Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or amclaughlin@ Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-8668286 or 682-4055.

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Green Twp. buying day care center site By Kurt Backscheider

Green Township is going to purchase the Biederman Educational Center property in Monfort Heights to make way for the widening of North Bend Road. The board of trustees approved a resolution Monday, Jan. 9, authorizing the acquisition of the day care center at 5195 North Bend Road. “We need this property

at North Bend and Boomer for the road construction and widening on North Bend Road,” said Trustee Chairman David Linnenberg. “We have to have this property.” Green Township Administrator Kevin Celarek said the township is required to purchase a portion of the day care property to allow for a right of way along North Bend Road. The piece of land the township is required to buy for a


parking spaces will force it to go out of business. To avoid potentially costly litigation, Linnenberg said the township is agreeing to purchase the entire Biederman property, which the day care center owns, for $698,000. After the township has taken the section of the property it needs for the right of way, the township will sell the remaining portion of the site to Dr. David Sullivan, a pediatric dentist whose dentistry practice

right of way will cost $226,467. “No matter what we do, we owe the property owner that much money,” he

said. By widening the roadway and pushing the right of way farther onto the day care center’s property, Linnenberg said Biederman could claim the loss of

sits next door to the day care center on North Bend Road. Celarek said Sullivan will use the property to expand his practice. Green Township is granting Sullivan an option to purchase the remainder of the property for $50,000. If Sullivan decides to execute that option, Celarek said he will pay an additional $425,000 at closing to purchase the property – for a total of $475,000. In the end, Celarek said Green Township will have

spent $223,000 for the right of way. “We want to widen the road to make it more accessible and improve the traffic flow, and support the businesses along the corridor,” he said. Amy Ammon, general manager for Biederman Educational Centers, said she cannot comment on the purchase until the deal has been closed.

Zoo sessions detail exotic Park district’s dinners combine food, mystery travel destinations to the Galapagos Islands is the quintessential natural history experience. On these remote islands, scattered across the equator in the Pacific Ocean, species of plants, birds, reptiles, and marine organisms thrive; many of which live nowhere else on Earth. Contemplate prehistoric land-iguanas, 600-pound giant tortoises, and 13 species of finches, each with a distinct beak adaptation which led to Darwin’s theory of evolution. Marvel at marine iguanas, lava lizards, and flightless cormorants. Hike ancient lava flows and enjoy the crazy courtship dance of bluefooted boobies, watch puffed-up crimson-throated frigate birds show off for their mates, gaze, awestruck, at hundreds of waved albatrosses. Only in the Galapagos can you snorkel with a penguin on the Equator. Expert naturalists show the biological and geological wonders of these enchanted islands, the native plants, the secluded coves and the aweinspiring wildlife that crawl, fly, chirp, and swoop throughout the archipelago. Learn the wildlife of Alaska, departing July 11. Led by Brian Jorg, manager of horticulture, this 12-day adventure is designed with an emphasis on Alaska’s wildlife and wild places. With private naturalist guides and customized transportation the tour will depart from some of the well-trodden tourist

Parks teache wilderness skills Planning a trip to go camping, boating or hiking? Are you prepared for anything and everything? If not, the Hamilton County Park District-University of the Great Outdoors has got you covered. The Wilderness Skills programs demonstrate ways to survive in the great outdoors, from first aid to fires. The following Wilderness Skills programs are coming up this winter season at Winton Woods: » Saturday, Feb. 4, 2 pm: Wilderness Skills: Fire Fire is crucial to survival and there are several techniques that can be used in the wild to start one. Cost is $5 per person. Registration is required by Feb. 2 at » Saturday, Feb. 4, 4 pm: Wilderness Skills: Food, Snares and Signaling » Saturday, Feb. 25, 3 pm: Wilderness Skills: Water & Shelter » Saturday, March 10, 1 pm: Wilderness Skills: Ori-

The Hamilton County Park District-University of the Great Outdoors is presenting the Wilderness Skills program. PROVIDED enteering I » Saturday, March 10, 2:30 pm: Wilderness Skills: Orienteering Ii » Saturday, March 25, 2 pm: Wilderness Skills: Survival In A Bottle » Saturday, March 25, 3:30 pm: Wilderness Skills: Wilderness First Aid Pre-registration is required for all programs. For additional information, visit or call 513-521-PARK (7275).

routes and visit places most likely to find brown and black bear, moose, caribou, dahl sheep, humpback whales, orcas, mountain goats, puffins, cormorants and a variety of other birds, mammals and other wildlife. In addition to our wildlife adventures we’ll also have opportunities to explore Alaska’s pristine landscape of towering mountains, picturesque valleys, rushing rivers and boreal forests. Information regarding itineraries, costs and other details for each travel option will be available at the information session. To RSVP for the complimentary presentations or for additional information on travel opportunities provided by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, please contact Christina Anderson at 513-487-3318. Travel sessions will take place at the Harold C. Schott Education Center at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Adults won’t want to miss out on great laughs during the Murder Mystery Dinners at The Mill Race Banquet Center in Winton Woods. The first mystery of the season begins Saturday, Jan. 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Upcoming Murder Mystery Dinner dates and themes are as follows (Note: shows contain adult humor and may not be unsuitable for children under 14 years of age): » Jan. 28 – It's a Wonderful Death – The holiday party everyone is dying to attend. » Feb. 4 – NASCAR Knock-off – The checkered flag has been waved, but the real fight is just beginning in pit row. » Feb. 11 – Death by Chocolate – Will Olap Magnussen's newest taste sensation be the talk of the town or the death of him? » Feb. 18 - Mardi Gras Mayhem – Has Tommy Tis-


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Whether you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations, or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2012 Travel Series may have a perfect voyage. From the rainforests of South America to the deserts of Africa, there is a world of wonder waiting for you to explore. The Cincinnati Zoo offers exciting and educational wildlife travel adventures in 2012 escorted by Cincinnati Zoo staff. You can learn about travel packages to the African savannah during the free information session at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, or learn about trips to the rugged Alaskan terrain or the Galapagos shores for free at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Discover the wildlife of Kenya, departing June 2. Luxury tented camps with modern amenities coupled with the amazing wildlife evoke the romance of Out of Africa. Led by Mark Fisher, senior director of facilities, planning and sustainability, the journey will go from the animal sanctuaries in Nairobi to the “Jewel of Africa,” the Maasai Mara, and everything that Kenya has to offer. See the colorful Samburu people in the Samburu Reserve, learn of the conservation efforts of the chimpanzee sanctuary in Sweetwaters and witness the amazing concentration of flamingos in Lake Nakuru. Experience the Galapagos Islands, departing July 26. Led by Mike Dulaney, curator of mammals, a visit

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Three receive Seton award The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati gave the congregation’s highest honor, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, to three people who carry forth the mission and vision of the congregation and who embody the order’s motto, “The Charity of Christ Urges Us.” Honorees are Bobbie Saunders, housekeeper for the order; Tim Moller, the order’s cheif financial officer; and Resurrection School Principal Kathy Sparks. The awards were given Jan. 8, in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse during Mass. Moller, a resident of Miami Township, has helped the congregation to steward resources with integrity, honesty, compassion, prudence – and humor, according to a release from the Sisters of Charity. His financial acumen and attention to detail enable the congregation to care for their sisters, their sponsored ministries and brothers and sisters in need. The release says he

Harlow withdraws from state slate By Jennie Key

Elizabeth Ann Seton Award honorees were recognized Jan. 8. From left are Roberta (Bobbie) Saunders, Tim Moller, Sister Joan Cook, president of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, and Kathleen Sparks. THANKS TO MICHELLE BLEY gives his time and skills to other religious congregations and organizations that seek his wise counsel as well. Saunders, according to the release, exemplifies and supports the mission and values of the Sisters of Charity by her welcoming spirit, considerate demeanor, generosity, anticipation of needs, respect and reverence for each person, and positive attitude. She

lives the congregational motto, “The Charity of Christ Urges Us,” by doing ordinary tasks in an extraordinary way. She and her husband, Richard, live in Delhi Township. Sparks is the principal at Resurrection Elementary School in Price Hill. Like Elizabeth Ann Seton, she has devoted her life to nurturing and forming young children, many of whose families live in pov-

erty. The release said her efforts have enabled families to gain assistance with busing, vouchers and other financial aid. Her determination resulted in obtaining daily food programs that others had considered impossible to secure and manage. She leads the faculty and staff in bringing children to a love of God and each other. She is a resident of Colerain Township.

Colerain Township Fiscal Officer Heather Harlow has withdrawn from the March 6 Republican primary for the Ohio House of Representative 29th District race. The GOP primary was a three-way race with Harlow, Pakkini “Raj” Rajagopal and Louis W. Blessing III. The newly redrawn 29th District includes most of Western Hills. Harlow, re-elected in November, was elected as fiscal officer in Colerain Township in 2004. She said she withdrew because she doesn’t think the party and the county need a divisive primary race. “We have more important things to concentrate our time and our money on, like getting Steve Chabot

re-elected,” she said. “Besides, this is an important time in Colerain Township. The people of Harlow the township elected me to do a job for them, and I am going to do it. This is not a time for my focus to be elsewhere.” Louis Blessing Jr., the father of candidate Blessing III, currently serves as the 29th District’s state representative. He has been state representative or state senator for more than 28 years. He is termlimited and cannot run for the seat in this election. The winner of the March primary will face Democrat Hubert E. Brown of Harrison in the November general election.

Cincinnati Mall gets new tenant By Rob Dowdy RDOWDY@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM

FOREST PARK — The Cincinnati Mall has remained mostly empty for several years, but mall management is hoping a new tenant will breathe new life into the site. The mall has reached agreement with Cincinnati Sports Zone to renovate the former bigg’s grocery

store into a 180,000-squarefoot sports complex complete with three ice rinks, nine indoor volleyball courts, a pro shop, concessions stands and areas for soccer and lacrosse games as well. Redevelopment of the site is estimated at $7 million. Karla Ellsworth, head of development at Cincinnati Mall, said it’s taken nearly

a year to complete this deal, and there is still more work to be done. The mall is looking to bring additional businesses – initially an arcade and additional food vendor – to begin filling the mall with businesses and customers. “It’s been a long process,” she said. Ellsworth said Cincinnati Sports Zone, which is looking to begin construc-

tion soon in hopes of being opened by the end of summer, may opt to take the full bigg’s location and expand its plans further, though negotiations have yet to conclude. Forest Park Community/Economic Development Director Chris Anderson said the new development has a “real potential to be a regional draw” with facilities to host hockey and fig-

The former site of bigg's grocery store in Cincinnati Mall will soon be transformed into a sports complex called Cincinnati Sports Zone. The $7 million development will include ice rinks, volleyball courts and other amenities. It's expected to be completed by the end of summer. ROB DOWDY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ure skating tournaments along with a variety of other sporting events.

“They’ve been working on a lot of stuff,” Anderson said.


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DEATHS Joseph “Jay” Borgarding Jr., 77, died Jan. 16. He was a Marine during Korea, a past president for the Cheviot Eagles Aerie 2197 and past master for the Western Hills-Cheviot Lodge 140 F&AM. Survived by children Nick (Juanita), Curt, Paul (Devona), Eric Borgarding, Ann Mills, Regina (Chip) Satterwaite, Monica (Joe) Motil; siblings Don and Joan Borgarding; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Corrine Borgarding. Services were Jan. 11 at GumpHolt Funeral Home. Memorials to: One Way Children’s Farm, 6131 River Road, P.O. Box 18637, Fairfield, OH 45018.

Dorothy Couch Dorothy Sizemore Couch, 87, Price Hill, died Jan. 5. She was an inspector for American Standard. Survived by husband Walter Couch; daughters Barbara Hartig, Nellie (John) Couch Pohlmeyer; siblings Belvie Begley, Sally Ledford, Dennis Sizemore; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by children Pauline Wallace, Walter Couch, siblings Ruby Stout, Lottie Swafford, Lucy Bowling, Hiram, Tole, Noble Sizemore. Service were Jan. 8 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Mary Ellen Fletcher Mary Ellen Carey Fletcher, 92, Delhi Township, died Jan. 9. She was a homemaker. Survived by children William, Larry (Lynn) Fletcher, Juanita (Bob) Trimpe, Connie (Dave) Hay, Fletcher Barbara (Kenny) Soult, Beverly (Tim) Jennings; sister Betty Hubbard; 12 grand-

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. children; 15 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Howard Fletcher, siblings Thomas, Edwin, Rubert Carey, Elsie Burton, Corinne Neely. Services were Jan. 13 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Pink Ribbon Girls.

Dorothy Fraley Dorothy Bauer Fraley, 90, Delhi Township, died Jan. 6. She was a beautician. Survived by children Ronald (Betty), Terry (Sharon) Fraley, Constance (Richard) Belmont; grandchildren Lisa Bottoms, Brian, Sara Fraley, Lori Zurborg, Nicole Russell, Catherine Zawaideh, Christine, Keith Belmont; great-grandchildren Kelsey, Nathan Bottoms, Tesla, Christian Jones, Alexa, Lauren Russell, Shareef Zawaideh; great-greatgrandchild Jade Jones; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Claude Fraley, granddaughter Patti Jones, siblings Ruth Rowland, James Bauer. Services were Jan. 11 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203 or American Cancer Society, Ohio Division, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017.

Jack Lengerich Sr. John “Jack” Charles Lengerich Sr., 81, died Jan. 7. He was an insurance agent with Monumental Life. He was a Marine Corps veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Joan “Sweetie” Lengerich; children Jack (Rose) Lengerich Jr., Diane

Berting, Vicky (Ken) Widener; grandchildren Rhonda, Kevin, Shannon, Ryan, Kelly, Jennifer, Lori; great-grandchildren Solomon, Veronica, Prestin, Sage, Connor; brothers Jim (Bernice), Tom (Shirley) Lengerich; sister-inlaw Gloria Lengerich; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson Scott, brother Bob Lengerich. Services were Jan. 11 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Lawrence Education Fund, 3680 Warsaw Ave., CIncinnati, OH 45205.

James McMullen James Allen McMullen, 80, Delhi Township, died Jan. 7. He was a lab technician for Kroger. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by daughters Lisa Gesenhues, Krista (Richard) McMullen Tepe; grandchildren Mary, Andrea, Dan, Kyle Tepe. Preceded in death by siblings Glenna Allen, Vernon McMullen. Services were Jan. 12 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

Paula Neff Paula Bolen Neff, 50, died Jan. 2. She was a child care provider. Survived by husband Robert Neff; children Jason McCain, Melissa (Robert) Gabbard, John (Julie) Neff, Breanna, Neff Seiarra Pauley; mother Zona Bolen; siblings



Arrests/citations Juvenile, unauthorized use of vehicle at 6600 block of Gracely Drive, Dec. 20. Kenneth Baker, 21, obstructing official business, drug possession at 5500 block of Gander Drive, Dec. 18. Thomas Schneider, 19, 3720 Woodbine Ave., operating vehicle under the influence at Foley Road, Dec. 17. Mirranda Byrum, 34, 4258 Skylark Drive, driving under suspension at Foley Road, Dec. 16. Michael Ante, 21, 590 Judy Lane, operating vehicle under the influence at 200 block of Greenwell Avenue, Dec. 15. Joseph Kluesener, 26, drug para-

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 phernalia at 900 block of Covedale Avenue, Dec. 15. Deborah Coates, 49, 4484 Mayhew Ave., drug possession at 4400 block of Mayhew Avenue, Dec. 14. Timothy Moore Jr., 22, 5368 Whitmore Drive, driving under suspension at Neeb Road, Dec. 15. Brittany Raines, 26, 4431 Glenha-

ven Road, misuse of credit card at Neeb Road, Dec. 14. Virgil Bull, 30, 447 Greenwell Ave., driving under suspension at Foley Road, Jan. 3. Jason Duncan, 29, 2162 Grand Ave., aggravated menacing, criminal damaging at Neeb Road,


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many great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Imelda Ernstes, Rita Filder, Celeste, Cletus, Leo, Lester Gerding. Services were Jan. 14 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

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Roger, Jackie, Archie, Kelly, Darrin Bolen, Anna Meyers, Glenda Hall, Margie Meyers, Rhonda Gniech; five grandchildren. Preceded in death by father Eddie Bolen, sister Julie Perkins, Marilyn Bolen. Services were Jan. 6 at the First United Church of Christ. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.


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5034 Chantilly Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Masson, Kyle and Ashley; $92,500. 4223 Delryan Drive: Nuscher, David and Deborah to Kidane,

Police Continued from Page B7 Jan. 5. James Dooley, 50, 3935 Delhi Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 3900 block of Delhi Road, Jan. 6. Michael Hamilton, 27, no address given, receiving stolen property, misuse of credit card, Jan. 6. Tracy Kluse, 25, no address given, receiving stolen property, misuse of credit card, Jan. 6. Jeremy Kuhn, 22, 825 Gilcrest Lane, theft, unauthorized use of vehicle at 4300 block of St. Dominic Drive, Jan. 6. Zack Nelson, 27, 965 Woodbriar Lane, driving under suspension at 5100 block of Foley Road, Jan. 6. James Turner, 57, 4431 W. Eighth St., aggravated robbery at 4900 block of Delhi Road, Jan. 6. Donny Abner, 32, 795 Neeb Road, driving under suspension, Jan. 7.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery Key Bank reported money stolen, suspect stated he had a gun but did not display one at 4980 Delhi Road, Dec. 27. Attempted breaking and entering Van Engineering reported lock broken in break-in attempt at 4030 Delhi Road, Dec. 27. Breaking and entering Van Engineering reported equipment stolen at 4030 Delhi Road, Dec. 21. Burglary Woman reported jewelry stolen at 4306 Delryan Drive, Dec. 25. Man reported video game equipment stolen at 446 Anderson Ferry Road, Dec. 14. Man reported checks stolen at 155 Spyglass Court, Dec. 17. Woman reported computer, game


Daniel Tr.; $84,500. 332 Don Lane: Mills, Dorothy Louise to Ashworthv Paige M.; $88,000. 360 Don Lane: Federal National Mortgage Association to Vassolo, Alex and David Mellon;

$73,500. 836 Genenbill Drive: Ryan, Timothy J. and Julia A. to Black, Justin D. and Kaitline E. McClellan; $190,000. 5129 Kincardine Drive: Helmes, Michael J. to Zielinski, Shaun

M.; $139,400. Leath Ave.: Queen, Tony R. to Jones, Brian Donovan; $21,500. 506 Mentola Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Farag, Rafik S.; $28,000. 4606 Shadylawn Terrace: Espich,

system stolen at 453 Greenwell Ave., Jan. 5. Criminal damaging Man reported tires slashed at 325 Glenoaks Drive, Dec. 23. Man reported tires slashed at 300 block of Glenoaks Drive, Dec. 25. Woman reported vehicle damaged and being threatened at 4112 Hunnicutt Lane, Dec. 31. Identity theft Woman reported information used to access credit account at 6749 Kentford Court, Dec. 21. Man reported credit account accessed at 5049 Alverno Valley Court, Dec. 13. Misuse of credit card Woman reported credit account used without permission at 5530 Rapid Run Road, Dec. 29. Woman reported credit account used without permission at 957 Cedarpark Drive, Dec. 16. Man reported bank card used to steal money at 463 Pedretti Ave., Jan. 6. Theft 7654 Bridgepoint Drive woman reported vehicle stolen at 1000 block of Fashion Avenue, Jan. 2. Woman reported GPS, iPod stolen from vehicle at 780 Gilcrest Drive, Dec. 31. Man reported vehicle stolen at 429 Hillbrook Drive, Dec. 28. Woman reported jewelry stolen at 4784 Shadylawn Terrace, Dec. 30. 1415 Covedale Ave. man reported air conditioner stolen at 489 Pedretti Ave., Dec. 26. Woman reported vehicle stolen, recovered by District 3 police at 4348 St. Dominic Drive, Dec. 27. Man reported check stolen at 634 Northbay Court, Dec. 24. Woman reported credit card stolen at 5570 Hillside Ave., Dec. 25. 968 Martini Road woman reported camera stolen at 200 block of Halidonhill Drive, Dec. 21. Man reported GPS unit stolen at 230 Solarama Court, Dec. 20.

Woman reported DVD players stolen from vehicle at 307 Brookforest Drive, Dec. 18. Woman reported cell phone stolen at 4660 Fehr Road, Dec. 20. Man reported GPS unit stolen at 320 Glenoaks Drive, Dec. 20. Woman reported money stolen at 307 Charingcross Court, Dec. 16. Radio Shack reported TVs stolen at 4978 Delhi Road, Dec. 17. Man reported GPS unit stolen at 785 Neeb Road, Dec. 14. Woman reported vehicle stolen, recovered by District 3 at 4470 Fehr Road, Jan. 4. Delhi Middle School reported copper wire stolen from fountain at 5280 Foley Road, Jan. 5. Woman reported bank card stolen at 4348 St. Dominic Drive, Jan. 6.

Quebec Road, Jan. 3. Jessica Lorin Ferguson Ashley, born 1991, complicity, 4403 St. Lawrence Ave., Jan. 3. Kurt J. Helmes, born 1984, grand theft auto, 133 Whipple St., Jan. 4. Stephanie Hill, born 1965, forgery, 4026 Glenway Ave., Jan. 4. Darrell King, born 1981, falsification, obstructing official business, 1741 Grand Ave., Jan. 5. Jamminna Ollerdisse, born 1976, drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4354 W. Eighth St., Jan. 5. Melvin C. Goodwin, born 1947, improper solicitation, 4595 Glenway Ave., Jan. 5. Reuben Biggers, born 1981, assault, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 5. Timothy Dugar, born 1987, drug abuse, having a weapon under disability, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, 1241 Gilsey Ave., Jan. 5. Tonya Marie Brown, born 1977, disorderly conduct, theft under $300, 3604 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 5. Antonio Canady, born 1988, possession of criminal tools, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 6. Derek Jones, born 1986, criminal damaging or endangering, 715 Trenton Ave., Jan. 6. Jonathan D. Vega, born 1988, carrying concealed weapons, 1926 Westmont Lane, Jan. 6. Marcus Sapp, born 1980, violation of a temporary protection order, 1211 Purcell Ave., Jan. 6. Mario Dukes, born 1989, misdemeanor drug possession, 967 Elberon Ave., Jan. 6. Steven Lee Irvine, born 1971, assault, 1048 Woodlawn Ave., Jan. 6. Christopher Case, born 1988, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 7. David Ronan, born 1978, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 7. Jeremy Johnson, born 1987, domestic violence, misdemeanor drug possession, 4708 Green Glen Lane, Jan. 7. Timothy Faulkner, born 1964, criminal trespassing, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 7. Jeremiah Benjamin, born 1993, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, 3638 Glenway Ave., Jan. 8.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations Jennifer Fields, born 1984, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 1. Lawrence Funsch, born 1968, domestic violence, 6933 Gracely Drive, Jan. 1. Ronald A. Dailey, born 1985, domestic violence, 1874 Sunset Ave., Jan. 1. Ali Randall, born 1982, assault, 6742 River Road, Jan. 2. Anthony W. Miller, born 1970, theft under $300, 4317 W. Eighth St., Jan. 2. Ira R. Sanks, born 1990, assault, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 2. Ricky Vennemeyer, born 1989, assault, criminal damaging or endangering, 1128 Rosemont Ave., Jan. 2. Ricky Vennemeyer, born 1989, drug abuse, 4431 W. Eighth St., Jan. 2. Robert M. Daniel, born 1990, burglary, 866 Hermosa Ave., Jan. 2. Charles Black, born 1982, aggravated armed robbery, having a weapon under disability, 1246


Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Dennis J. Sr. to Collett, Joseph M. and Janita A.; $85,000. 1274 Wexford Lane: McPherson,

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 4251 Delridge Drive, Dec. 31. Aggravated robbery 407 Elberon Ave., Jan. 2. 1234 Quebec Road, Jan. 3. 1003 Grand Ave., Jan. 6. Assault 860 Nebraska, Dec. 30. 2600 Bushnell St., Jan. 1. 936 Chateau Ave., Jan. 1. 4270 Delridge, Jan. 1. 4821 Glenway Ave., Jan. 1. Breaking and entering 1224 Beech Ave., Jan. 1. 6176 Gracely Drive, Jan. 2. 740 Purcell Ave., Jan. 3. 569 Rosemont Ave., Jan. 3. 520 Hawthorne Ave., Jan. 4. 1945 Dunham Way, Jan. 4. 2015 Quebec Road, Jan. 5. Burglary 1913 Westmont Lane, Dec. 30. 823 McPherson Ave., Dec. 31. 1306 Beech Ave., Dec. 31. 1731 Ashbrook Drive, Dec. 31. 1050 Schiff Ave., Jan. 1. 2600 Bushnell St., Jan. 2. 959 Elberon Ave., Jan. 2. 866 Hermosa Ave., Jan. 2. 1197 Rulison Ave., Jan. 2. 1271 Ross Ave., Jan. 5. Criminal damaging/endangering 3400 Glenway Ave., Dec. 31. 823 McPherson Ave., Dec. 31. 2670 Lehman Road, Jan. 1. 4337 Cappel Drive, Jan. 1. 2291 Wyoming Ave., Jan. 2. Cleves Warsaw Pike, Jan. 4. 1153 Omena Place, Jan. 4. 4800 Glenway Ave., Jan. 4. 4993 Glenway Ave., Jan. 4. 4979 Cleves Warsaw Ave., Jan. 4. 4317 Westhaven Ave., Jan. 5. 715 Trenton Ave., Jan. 5. 1024 Sunset Ave., Jan. 5. Domestic violence Reported on Gracely Drive, Dec. 26. Reported on Warsaw Avenue, Dec. 30. Reported on Sunset Avenue, Jan. 1. Reported on Glenway Avenue, Jan. 5. Improperly discharging firearm at/into habitation/school 3755 Westmont Drive, Jan. 4. Menacing 4931 Glenway Ave., Dec. 31. 942 Grand Ave., Jan. 1. Rape Reported on Quebec Road, Dec. 16.

Christopher M. and Elizabeth A. to Anderson, Susan and Christopher Robert; $300,000. Robbery 1034 Grand Ave., Dec. 24. 3519 W. Eighth St., Dec. 27. 1033 Parkson Place, Jan. 2. Sexual imposition Reported on Westmont Drive, Jan. 1. Reported on Trenton Avenue, Jan. 5. Theft 3400 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 16. 1916 Westmont Lane, Dec. 16. 3939 N. Clerose Circle, Dec. 16. 959 Hawthorne Ave., Dec. 17. 1050 Wells St., Dec. 18. 3043 Glenway Ave., Dec. 18. 3202 W. Eighth St., Dec. 18. 1824 Sunset Ave., Dec. 18. 3915 W. Liberty St., Dec. 18. 3410 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 19. 3421 W. Eighth St., Dec. 19. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 19. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 19. 1922 Westmont Lane, Dec. 19. 4862 Guerley Road, Dec. 19. 1332 Manss Ave., Dec. 20. 3021 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 20. 1200 Sunset Ave., Dec. 20. 1852 Sunset Ave., Dec. 20. 4723 Loretta Ave., Dec. 20. 3400 W. Eighth St., Dec. 22. 1312 Purcell Ave., Dec. 23. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 23. 4806 Prosperity Place, Dec. 23. 5017 Cleves Warsaw, Dec. 23. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 24. 923 Chateau Ave., Dec. 24. 6716 Jersey Ave., Dec. 24. 3518 W. Eighth St., Dec. 25. 750 Grand Ave., Dec. 25. 2303 Wyoming Ave., Dec. 25. 1237 Blanchard Ave., Dec. 26. 426 Purcell Ave., Dec. 26. 2120 Ferguson Road, Dec. 26. 6894 Home City Ave., Dec. 27. 3753 Westmont Drive, Dec. 27. 4015 W. Liberty St., Dec. 27. 4351 Ridgeview Ave., Dec. 27. 3316 Glenway Ave., Dec. 28. 3410 Glenway Ave., Dec. 28. 4662 Rapid Run Road, Dec. 28. 465 Considine Ave., Dec. 29. 1215 Coronado Ave., Dec. 29. 4728 Clevesdale Drive, Dec. 29. 946 Olive Ave., Dec. 29. 357 Rosemont Ave., Dec. 30. 933 Enright Ave., Dec. 30. 808 Harris Ave., Dec. 30. 3757 Westmont Drive, Jan. 1. 4423 Ridgeview Ave., Jan. 2. 1730 Dewey Ave., Jan. 2. 4074 W. Eighth St., Jan. 3. 3643 Glenway Ave., Jan. 4. 2570 Ring Place, Jan. 4.

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