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Mother wants to honor her late son By Monica Boylson

Margie Kindt Hubbard, of Indianapolis, takes a photograph of the plaque dedicated to her late husband, Thomas Kindt. Thomas, a 1958 Elder High School graduate, was one of the 11 men from the school killed in action in Vietnam who were remembered during a devotional Mass and special dedication ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the school’s Memorial Fieldhouse.

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A request for a memorial sign on Foley Road in Delhi Township to honor the late Marine Cpl. Timothy Roos had some veterans and family members up in arms. And now the request is on hold. During an October Delhi Township Board of Trustees meeting, trustee Marijane Klug said that Jan Roos, the mother of the fallen veteran, had contacted her requesting the board’s support so her family could proceed with the project. The board, after some pause from trustee Mike Davis who feared they might be opening a See SIGNAGE, Page A2


Delhi Middle School takes 1st, 3rd in math challenge Nine students score in contest’s top 100 By Monica Boylson

Math students at Delhi Middle School have earned some bragging rights after sweeping the American Math Challenge, an online math competition for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. The school’s sixth-grade team placed third in the kindergarten through sixth-grade division and the seventh- and eighth-grade team took first in the seventh through 12th-grade division. More than 800,000 students participated in the two-day October competition from schools across the United States. Eighth-grade math teacher Chad Cornelius, 31, explained the setup of the competition. “Each of the kids had their own computer and logged in from the media center. The first day all the work was based on their grade level,” he said. “There were students working from 7 a.m. to midnight depending on how much and how fast they could get done. They had breaks for lunch and dinner and some kids went home to finish working.” He added that on the second day, the students each competed in 100 math races with students around the country. Each race tested various math con-

Delhi Middle School top Math scorers and their teachers, front row, from left, Joel Yates, 11, Devin Ulrich, 14, Hannah Hale, 14, Kylee Howard, 14; back row, Jim Barr, 36, Tyler Parrish, 13, Dylan Roach, 13, Aidan Flanigan, 12, and Dominic Breen, 14. Not pictured: Kevin Nguyen. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

cepts. Students earned points based on how well they did over the course of the two days and those scores were added together for an overall team score. “The kids are motivated and wanted to do well,” Cornelius said. “This is our third year doing it. We’ve done well but we didn’t expect first.” Kylee Howard, 14, said the competition was difficult but she was glad she participated. “It took a long time but it all



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paid off in the end,” she said. Tyler Parrish, 13, participated last year and ranked in the top 100 for student scores. “Last year, I was 99th,” he said. “I was trying to beat that this year but I didn’t think I’d beat it by more than 70 spots.” Delhi Middle School had nine students rank in top 100 for student scores: » Tyler Parrish – 26 » Dylan Roach – 32 » Hannah Hale – 35

» Devin Ulrich – 43 » Kylee Howard – 49 » Dominic Breen – 56 » Aidan Flanigan – 77 » Kevin Nguyen – 90 » Joel Yates – 91 “It’s exciting for them and gives them pride,” seventhgrade math teacher Jim Barr said. “It also pushes some of our top kids, too. Some of higher scoring kids were doing higher level stuff ... just to prepare for the competition.”

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Because Delhi Middle School had the first-place team, Scott Flansburg, also known as the “Human Calculator,” will visit the school. The top 25 of the school’s two math teams will compete in World Maths Day on March 6 to try their luck. “Last year we had one student place,” Barr said of the online worldwide math competition. “We’ll see how it goes.”

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Jan Roos, with her husband Rick and a portrait of their son, Tim, wants to memorialize part of Foley Road in honor of her son. Some Delhi Township residents and veterans oppose the request. FILE PHOTO


County that one of the following suggestions be implemented when memorializing Delhi Township’s KIA: Memorialize 19 known KIA separately with a county road or portion thereof or memorialize one road for all KIA.” On Jan. 15, Hubbard sent letters to Lefler and Landrum expressing his respect to veterans and advised them that signage could be placed along Foley Road provided it was privately funded and followed appropriate guidelines. “They would need to have community consensus, permission from the property owner, show that they can indemnify and protect the county from liability, it needs to be in a safe spot and somebody has to maintain it,” Hubbard said. Unaware of the uproar, Roos thought the project was still moving forward. “I’ve been talking to Marijane,” she said. “It kind of upset us because it’s being done all over the county and we just thought we were honoring our son.” Roos said she didn’t understand why people were so upset about the request as it was going to be funded privately. “We said we’d help any of the other ones who wanted to do it. We don’t think Tim is better than any veteran,” she said. Roos said she was not sure if they were going to proceed with the project. “I don’t want it if Delhi doesn’t want it.”

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Pandora’s box, directed township administrator Pete Landrum to send a letter to Hamilton County Engineer Ted Hubbard expressing their support. Pandora’s box was opened when at the next trustee meeting several people spoke out against the trustees support including veterans and residents of the township. Retired Navy veteran Don Osterfeld said, “All veterans should be treated equally and no one veteran should be singled out to receive a special honor or to be memorialized individually such as the request for the signage to be placed on a public road.” He suggested naming the street Delhi Heroes Memorial Road. Other veterans addressed the board, and speaking on behalf of the Delhi Veterans Association was secretary Jeff Lefler, whose brother was killed in action in Vietnam. “I didn’t understand what made that life more important. What about the rest of them?” Lefler asked. “How can we forget them?” On Dec. 4, Lefler wrote a letter to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners and Hubbard requesting that all 19 known veterans from Delhi who were killed in action be memorialized. He wrote, “I hereby submit to Hamilton

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Fashion show fundraiser benefits Oak Hills PTA Ladies Night Out also has auction By Kurt Backscheider

West Side women are invited to enjoy a ladies night out with the Oak Hills High School PTA. The PTA is hosting its annual Ladies Night Out fundraiser from 6:30-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Receptions West, 3302 Westbourne Road in Green Township. Dubbed “Hot Night in the City,” the fundraiser features a fashion show and live auction. “This is the only fundraiser the Oak Hills High School PTA does each year,” said Delhi Township resident Ann Bushle, a PTA member who helps organize the event. “It’s become a social, fun evening that also happens to raise money for our organization.” She said the clothes, accessories, jewelry and handbags modeled in the fashion show are auctioned off, and there is also an auction of package deals like a stay in Gatlinburg, Tenn., tickets to Cincinnati Reds games and passes for a shuttle trip to Chicago. Raffle items include donated themed baskets and jewelry bags. “We try to make it interactive for all the ladies in attendance,” she said. “Our auctioneer is Susan Johnson, who is an Oak Hills graduate, and she makes it so much fun.” Green Township resident Robin Creager, a PTA member who is serving her second and final year as chairwoman of Ladies Night Out, said it’s the biggest fundraiser


for the PTA and 100 percent of the money is used to support the students. Money goes toward scholarships for Oak Hills seniors, minigrants teachers can use for classroom resources and the annual spring After Prom, she said. Area businesses have been great in their willingness to support the fundraiser, which she said has helped make it a success each year. It wouldn’t be possible without the work of the PTA members either, she said. “It’s a really, really successful event because of everyone’s teamwork,” Creager said. “A lot of moms come together to support Oak Hills because they really believe in the school.” Bushle said there are many different booster groups for the various teams and extracurricular clubs at the high school, and they don’t always have time to communicate with one another, so the ladies night out is a nice way to bring all the women of the school together and give them a chance to get to know each other. “I really enjoy seeing everyone socialize and interact,” she said. Tickets are $35 per person, which includes a full buffet dinner, soft drinks, wine and beer, dessert and coffee bar. A cash bar will be available. Seating is limited and

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Children’s set to open outpatient center Set to open on April 29

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West Side families will have pediatric care close to home this spring when Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center opens its new outpatient facility in Green Township. Cincinnati Children’s is building an 80,000-squarefeet pediatric outpatient center on Harrison Avenue near Filview Circle, next to The Christ Hospital’s outpatient center. Danielle Jones, a spokeswoman for children’s hospital, said construction is moving along on schedule, and the new

building will be open to patients beginning Monday, April 29. “The new outpatient center will combine family-focused, child-friendly, forward-thinking design with the pediatric expertise of a nationally ranked children’s hospital,” she said. The Green Township location will improve access to the hospital’s services for more than 90,000 children under the age of 18 who live in western Hamilton County and southeastern Indiana, she said. Barb Matthews, an administrator for Cincinnati Children’s, said the outpatient center will save many families a trip to the hospital’s main campus on Burnet Avenue.

Construction of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s pediatric outpatient facility on Harrison Avenue in Green Township is on schedule to be completed this spring. The building will be open to patients beginning Monday, April 29. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

“A large portion of our families are served at our base hospital,” she said. “This facility provides a convenient option for our families.” Matthews said the

Green Township center’s four floors, each offering 20,000 square feet of space, are designed with patients and families in mind. In addition to evening

and weekend urgent care services, she said the services available each day include radiology and imaging, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, behavioral medicine and clinical psychology, partial-day psychiatry services and laboratory and testing services. Some of the pediatric specialty clinics offered include adolescent medicine, allergy, audiology, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, pulmonary and urology, she said. The energy efficient building incorporates a great deal of natural light, and she said the artwork that will be displayed inside the center was creat-

ed by students from West Side schools and colleges. “We really wanted to engage the community,” Matthews said. “The artwork created by area students reflects what they like about their community and celebrates the history and culture of the West Side.” Jones said 60 employees will work at the center full-time, and several physicians and clinical staff will float in and out. She said Children’s is planning festivities for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community open house, which are scheduled for April 20 and 21. To learn more about the Green Township outpatient center, visit www.cincinnatichildrens .org/green-township.

Accused Delhi Township rapist held on $500,000 bond By Monica Boylson

The man accused of being the “Delhi Township rapist” and attacking three women and a teenage girl last year is in jail on $500,000 bond after pleading not guilty on 21 charges including the rape and attempted rape of two Delhi Pippin Township women. Tony Pippin, 39, of Colerain Township pleaded not guilty Jan. 31 in his first court appearance. He was indicted Jan. 28. The two Delhi Township victims were followed home on separate occasions from the Knotty Pine Bar in White Oak; one in April, the other in September 2012. Another case involves a 15-yearold girl police say Pippin drugged and raped, an act he videotaped using his cell phone. After the two Delhi rapes, the Delhi Township Police Department released composite sketch-

es of the suspect in hopes that someone might recognize him. On Dec. 15 he was recognized by patrons at Kahoots Bar on Colerain Avenue in Colerain Township. Colerain Township residents Robert and Jennifer Rains believed he was Delhi rapist. According to a Colerain Police Department report, “Some of the patrons began to shove Mr. Pippin and asked him to leave because they believed he was involved in several recent rapes.” According to the report, Pippin went to his car, pulled out a gun and pointed it at Robert Rains. The police report said that Jennifer Rains jumped in between the two men and told Pippin to stop and then Pippin struck her in the face with the gun. He was arrested. Both bars say the incidents have not affected business. “Business hasn’t changed much,” Kahoots owner Gary Krollman, 46, said. “Nobody that comes here was ever worried about their safety.” Knotty Pine bar manager Cole Weddle, 30, said he hopes Pippin is put

away for a long time. “It was kind of wild at first to have our name associated with the whole situation,” he said. “A lot of the people who come in here are regulars or friends of ours so most people know they are very, very safe in here.” He said business remains steady. “We’ve been a longstanding business in the community,” he said. “Our staff and customers look out for the place as if it were a home to them.” Krollman said he takes pride in the fact that Kahoots patrons helped put Pippin behind bars. “If you try to hide from the law,” he said, “don’t come here.” Delhi Township Police Lt. Joe Macaluso wonders if it was desperation, divine intervention or both that led to Pippin’s indictment. Macaluso and his peers were looking for the man they believed raped at least three women who had come from the Knotty Pine. One gave police a description of a Jeep Cherokee painted with primer as a possible vehicle for her attacker.

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Police set up surveillance around the bar and, on the first night, figured they’d get no leads because of the driving rain. But that’s when Pippin drove through a stop sign, right in front of police, as he was behind the wheel of a primer-colored Jeep Cherokee. “On the very first night we stopped him for a minor infraction. Are you kidding me? It can’t be that easy,” Macaluso said. But it was. That was just part of the oddness of the case that includes allegations of Pippin offering to help police, others telling Pip-

pin he looked like the rapist and police watching as he commited a burglary. Police then focused on Pippin. They noticed the back of his vehicle had a trailer hitch and other characteristics the victim said her attacker’s vehicle had. Eventually, Pippin spray-painted his Cherokee blue and changed the hub caps. “He wanted it to look like clouds,” Macaluso said. “We believe that once he heard there was a suspect for the serial rapes ... he painted it and changed the hubcaps.” It didn’t matter because in September, after another rape was report-

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ed, police placed a GPS tracking device on Pippin’s vehicle. That showed them Pippin was driving into area subdivisions and sitting for hours – probably looking for other victims, Macaluso said. “His behavior was what we noted,” Macaluso said. Pippin’s behavior also is what helped police arrest him Dec. 15. Pippin was inside Kahoots bar when Jennifer and Robert Rains told Pippin he looked like the sketches policed released of the serial rapist. Pippin is accused of pointing a starter’s pistol at Robert Rains. When Jennifer Rains tried to intervene, Pippin allegedly hit her with the pistol. Police, who were closely watching Pippin, arrested him and told him then they believed he was the Delhi rapist. Police believe Pippin suspected he was being watched. Pippin, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said, called the Sheriff’s undercover drug operation and volunteered to be an informant. “I didn’t say he was smart,” Deters said. “If it wasn’t for stupidity, we would not catch as many people.” The undercover unit told him all of their informants have to give their DNA – not true – and Pippin complied. Police checked his DNA with DNA left at one of the scenes. It was a partial hit: one in 4,425 people matched. Using the description of his car, they used video from businesses in the area to watch as his vehicle was the only one to stop in the same parking lot where one of his alleged victim’s stopped on her way home from the Knotty Pine. “He’s a very dangerous human being. His behavior was escalating,” Deters said.




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St. Dominic School eighth-grader Andrew White shows students how to make an origami whale during an art class for Catholic Schools Week. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Catholic Schools Week celebrates faith, fun Catholic schools in Delhi Township and Sayler Park celebrated Catholic Schools week Jan. 27 through Feb. 2 in a myriad of ways. From special Masses to open houses and from teacher appreciation to student involvement, local Catholic schools found ways to mirror the National Catholic Schools Week 2013 theme of “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards.” At Our Lady of Victory in Delhi the administration sought feedback from the “upper classmen.” “The student council and our ambassador program, which is a service group, sponsor programs throughout the week,” Assistant Principal Amy Borgman said. The ambassador program helped arrange four different fundraisers to accompany “dress down” days at the school. At St. Dominic School in Delhi, a group of teachers and administrators help plan the week’s events. In addition to special appreciation days for students and teachers, they wanted eighth graders to show initiative and leadership. During an arts day, eighthgraders gave a presentation about animals and their habitats and had taught art classes to the

other students related to their topic. In one room, a group made butterflies while another class made shark fins. Principal Bill Cavanaugh said that Catholic Schools Week is a time to appreciate a Catholic education. “It’s good to celebrate and get off the schedule and do fun things,” he said. “Our faith is important and God is the reason for our school.” St. Aloysius on the Ohio School in Sayler Park gave the seventh- and eighth-grade students the opportunity to job shadow teachers and staff at the school. Dressing the part and doing the duties from handyman to principal, the students got to test their skills. “I wanted to be the principal because all I thought she did was boss people around,” Madison Tackett, 14, said of Principal Kristin Penley who she jobshadowed. “I didn’t know it was going to be this hard.” The students celebrated the week with appreciation days, service projects and other special events. “Catholic Schools Week helps build a sense of community and service,” Penley said. “It’s also a time to thank those who help us make each year successful.”

Rylee Jung, left, brought her gerbil in for the pre-kindergarteners at St. Aloysius on the Ohio School to see. From left, Griffin Schrage, Emme Becker, Cadie Phillips, Ellie Hudepohl, Morgan Kilby, John Paul Longano, Jack Thatcher and Adam Cowans are in stitches over the animal. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

St. Aloysius on the Ohio School students Trey Fern, left, and Stephen Walker try their hand and being math teachers. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Madison Tackett, 14, played principal for the day at St. Aloysius on the Ohio School. Principal Kristin Penley, 32, helps her work on a weekly school newsletter. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Showing off artwork at St. Dominic School, front row, from left, are Lily Clark and Hailee Brown; middle row, Charlie Baker, Connor Tilk and Carter Sokolis; and back row, eighth-grade helper Brenna McDermott and Joshua Dugan. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

First-grade students at St. Dominic School made butterflies after learning about the rainforest from the eighth grade class. Crafting, clockwise from left, are Maria Dorr, Olivia Jacob, Hayley Cook, Evan Lipps, Jackson McGowan and Nathan Marx. MONICA BOYLSON/THE

Seventh and eighth graders at St. Aloysius on the Ohio School job shadowed teachers and staff at the school. Playing doll house in the kindergarten classroom are clockwise from left, Maggie Vonderahe, Madison Thatcher, Annabelle Penley, Megan Kilby, Kyree Mueller and Faith Ostertag.



Our Lady of Visitation first-graders Riley Allgeyer, 7, left, and Andrew Costa, 7, dance during music class on pajama day. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS





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Thomas follows her family’s footsteps

Junior leads West High in scoring By Tom Skeen

WESTERN HILLS — Basketball is in the blood of the Thomas family. Andre, Aaron and Aundreana all played hoops at Western Hills and now it is Kamya’s time. The junior, whose first love was soccer, didn’t pick up the game until the seventh grade and the rest is history. “I enjoyed (basketball) but I didn’t know I could play,” Thomas said. “I was just going to try out for the seventh-grade (team) and I happened to be good at it, so I kept going.” In her three years with the Lady Mustangs she has led the team in scoring each year, including this season at17.1points per game. “She worked hard in the summer and coming into the season I sat her down and told her this year she really has to step up and lead us,” Lady Mustangs coach Derek Williams said. “…She accepted that challenge and has really stepped up to lead us.” The tattoo on her right arm reads “Born to Ball,” and that says everything you need to know about her attitude toward the game. “I just feel like that is what I do,” she said. “I was born to play and it was meant that I play basketball.” The fact that the junior ranks second in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference in scoring, rebounding and fieldgoal percentage, as well as leading the conference in steals, speaks to her work ethic and ability to learn the game in just four short years. “It says a lot about her athleticism and her mental aspect and how hungry she is to be good,” Williams said. “… She is always telling me she wants to get better and play at the next level.”

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Kamya Thomas of Western Hills goes up for two of her 22 points against Withrow Jan. 29 at West High. Thomas is second in the CMAC in scoring at 17.1 points per game. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

When it comes to the next level, Thomas likes to dream big. Her ultimate goal is to make it to the WNBA, but the first step is college where she has dreamed of playing at the University of Tennessee since she picked up a basketball. “I definitely see her playing at the next level,” Williams said. “… As long as she (works at it) and stays focused in the class-

room and focuses on getting better, I could definitely see her playing at the next level.” As far as what it will take to get there, Thomas addressed the areas of her game that she needs to work on to make her dream come true. “Defense, being able to handle the ball, getting the team set, less turnovers and just keep playing,” she said.

PRICE HILL — Inexperience usually isn’t a recipe for success. With only two bowlers back with significant varsity experience, Elder bowling coach Dave Sievers knew he faced a challenge this season. “It’s been a learning experience for us the whole year,” Sievers said. “We’ve shown signs of brilliance and also not so brilliant.” The Panthers are 10-8 (9-5 Greater Catholic League) and in third place in the GCL South behind St. Xavier and La Salle. Of the eight losses, seven have come to teams ranked in The Enquirer area coaches’ poll. The fourth-year head coach looks for any tiny victory he can to keep building up his guys’ confidence. “You have to take the small victories and forget about the negatives,” Sievers said. “As long as you are positive coming out of anything, that is the only way you are going to get better.” The inexperience was the reason Sievers made changes

to the varsity lineup halfway through the season. What he did was create competition in practice where they guys were competing for their spot on the varsity roster. Some responded well while others were sent down to junior varsity. “I just felt like with the team’s inexperience, they got really nervous in matches and there is no way of combating that without experience,” Sievers said. Two guys who have really come through the process well and are tearing up the competition are Nick Roth and Dave’s son, Eddie. Roth is 11th in the GCL with a 200.1 average and has a high series of 480 this season with a high game of 256. “Nick is a great emotional leader for us,” his coach said. “Even when he’s not bowling well, he’s right in there for us. He’s just really been on fire lately.” The younger Sievers is averaging 190.5 on the season, and while his coach is happy with his steady performance See BOWL, Page A8


Boys basketball

» Gamble Montessori beat Cincinnati College Prep 64-43, Jan. 28 behind 19 points from Kenney Mil. Chris Martin scored a gamehigh 28 points as the Gators blew out Depaul Cristo Rey 8545, Feb. 1. » Oak Hills defeated Princeton 64-59, Jan. 29 behind a game-high 31 points from senior Josh Richmond. Richmond put up 19 points, including the game-winner, as Oak Hills knocked off Fairfield 52-50, Feb. 1. » Western Hills had its sixgame win streak snapped Jan. 30 in a 68-63 loss to Taft. Kevin Bracy-Davis scored 22 points. The Mustangs rebounded for a 59-58 upset victory over Withrow Feb. 1. Davis finished with 19 points. » La Salle knocked off St. Xavier for its 10th win of the season with its 49-41 victory Jan. 25. Connor Speed led the way with 12 points. Jeff Larkin and Eric Southers each scored 10. On Jan. 27, Larkin’s hot hand was good for 22 points as La

Salle beat Northmont 57-36. » Elder improved to 8-11 on the season following a 45-30 victory over McNicholas Feb. 1. Thomas Autenrieb scored a game-high 19 points.

Mercy senior Kelley Wiegman is presented the game ball by her coach Mary Jo Huisman after becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer in a victory over St. Ursula Jan. 31.

Girls basketball

» Kamya Thomas led Western Hills with 22 points in the Lady Mustangs’ 47-39 victory to Butlerville Christian Jan. 26. Western Hills lost to Withrow 46-41, Jan. 29 despite 22 points from Thomas. » Oak Hills lost to Middletown 59-58 in overtime Jan. 28. Mackenzie Laumann and Lindsey Eckstein each scored 14 points . Oak Hills led 24-20 at the half, but lost to Fairfield 43-39, Jan. 30. Laumann finished with 11 points. » Mercy got 20 points from Kelly Weigman and 13 from Emily Budde in a 54-39 victory over Mount Notre Dame Jan. 29. Weigman became Mercy’s all-time leading scorer Jan. 31 in a 48-33 victory over St. Ursula. She finished with a teamhigh 13 points in the victory. » Despite leading 21-13 at the half, Seton lost to St. Ursula 47-41, Jan. 29. Marisa Meyer led with 12 points. Seton knocked off McAuley


58-54, Jan. 31 behind 15 points from Meyer and 12 from both Courtney Gleason and Loretta Blaut.

Boys swimming

» Oak Hills defeated Elder 186-118, Jan. 26 behind victories from Brian Walker (200-yard freestyle), Jack Schmidt (500yard freestyle), Nathan Smith (100-yard backstroke) and Michael Gladfelter (100-yard breaststroke). Senior Scott Maurer won both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events for the Panthers. » Mitch Godar of Elder finished second at the GCL Diving Championships Jan. 28. Elder placed fourth with 145 points at the GCL South Championships Jan. 30. » La Salle senior Jimmy Mc-

Mahon won the GCL South Division Diving title Jan. 28.

Girls swimming

» Seton took down Oak Hills 212-95, Jan. 26 behind the performance of senior Emma Thiemann, who won the 500yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke events for the Saints. Hailey Ryan (200-yard individual medley) and Candice Sheehan (200-yard freestyle) won events for the Lady Highlanders. Mo Carolin of Seton placed second at the GGCL Scarlet Division Diving Championships Jan. 28. Seton placed third at the GGCL Scarlet Division Championships Jan. 30. » Taylor Hayes of Mercy won the GGCL Scarlet Division Diving title Jan. 28.

Mercy finished fifth with 90 points at the GGCL Scarlet Division Championships Jan. 30. Rachael Hester won the 100yard breaststroke events, while Taylor Hayes won the 1meter diving competition.


» Western Hills placed 15th at the Milford Invitational Jan. 26. » Oak Hills lost to St. Xavier 70-6, Jan. 26. Tim Fort was victorious at 145 pounds. » St. Xavier defeated Elder and Princeton in the Region 8A Division I Team Tournament Jan. 30. The Bombers face Moeller Feb. 6 in the regional final.

Boys bowling

» Elder lost to Middletown 2,869-2,553, Jan. 29. Nick Roth rolled a 480 series for the Panthers.

Girls bowling

» Mercy got its 20th win of the season by beating Fairfield 2,572-2,329, Jan. 29. Junior Sarah Corso rolled a 452 high-series. » Seton lost to Middletown 2,520-2,367, Jan. 29 despite a 397 series from senior Jordan Schmidt.



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The Bandits anxiously await their turn to play at The Pit during the Bandit Bowl. THANKS TO DAN BOLLER JR.


The St. Williams football Bandits recently competed at the Bandit Bowl in Elder’s “Pit.” The team is made up of kindergarteners and first- and second-graders from St. Williams, St. Lawrence, Holy Family and Resurrection parishes.

on the lanes, what he is most happy about is the bond that has been created between him and his son. “One of the greatest things that has come out of this has been our relationship,” Dave said. “We are closer than I ever dreamed of and he’s a good sounding board, but I just really enjoy having him on the team.” With the postseason around the corner, championships are what everyone strives for. Coach Sievers is more concerned with his young men. That became obvious when he created a “Wall of Fame” in honor of Elder bowling, both past and present, at Western Bowl where the Panthers host their home matches.


“I’m very proud of that (board),” Sievers said. “One of my main coaching goals is to make bowlers for life, and if I can spread the joy bowling has given me for years to

kids, I think it’s one of the greatest things. … One of the greatest things for Western Bowl and everybody is to advertise your youth.”

SIDELINES Softball clinics

Bandit coaches prepare the little bandits (kindergarteners and first-graders) for the ensuing battle. THANKS TO DAN BOLLER JR.

Coach Dave Sievers played a major role in creating the Elder bowling “Wall of Fame” that honors both the past and present of Elder bowling and includes team records, individual records, all-stars, the current schedule and team pictures of both the varsity and junior varsity teams.

Jackie Cornelius-Bedel, Oak Hills varsity coach and director of softball operations at Sports of all Sorts, and her staff, will conduct the sixth-annual Winter Softball Skills Clinic at Oak Hills High School Gym, 3200 Ebenezer Road. The clinic will be run by current and former college and professional players and coaches to ensure that each player receives the highest quality instruction available in the area. Players will work in small groups with multiple station rotation so that every player receives individualized instruction regardless of their ability. Clinics are open to all Cincinnati area girls. Both beginners and more advanced players will benefit from these clinics. Parents and coaches are welcome to come and watch.

Clinics being offered include: » Saturday, Feb 2 – Winter Skills Clinic, offense (covers all areas of hitting, bunting, slapping, base-running) » Sat, Feb 16 – Winter Skills Clinic, defense (drills for both infielders and outfielders, pitching and catching drills also available) Second through sixth grades are scheduled for 1:30-3:30 p.m. each day. Grades seven to 12 are 4-6 p.m. each day. Cost is $35 per session; two sessions are $30 each. Registration can be downloaded form For questions, e-mail or call 703-6109.

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Shawnee Lookout offers a $299 Golf Pass. People with the

pass receive: » Unlimited greens fees » Three adult guest passes for the promotional rate » Four passes each to Sharon Woods, Miami Whitewater Forest and The Mill Course at a special rate for 18 holes with cart » Summer golf series » 10 percent off any in-stock merchandise » Subscription to E-newsletter The Golf Pass is also available for junior players (age 17 and younger). Cost is $99 per junior when joining with an adult or $129 for junior only. Online tee-times are available or by phone at 941-0120. Shawnee Lookout Golf Course is at 2030 Lawrenceburg Road, Cleves. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks.



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La Salle coach Tom Grippa has been named the new offensive coordinator at the College of Mount St. Joseph. Grippa informed the team Jan. 22 and the school confirmed later in the day in a video release. “I will miss the kids,” Grippa said. “Teaching and coaching is not quite the same. …La Salle kids are special.” Grippa, who coached

the Lancers for the past10 seasons, will remain physical education teacher at La Salle. His career high school head coaching record is 174-100; he said he doesn’t see himself returning to high school coaching in the future. La Salle made the postseason three times in 10 years under Grippa. He previously coached at Fairfield (1997-02) and Elder (1987-96). He was previously a La Salle assistant in the 1980s. Grippa, who turns 57 on March 13, said he is looking forward to a new

challenge and opportunity at the NCAA Division III program where he said he will have total control of calling the offense under MSJ head coach Rod Huber. Grippa, who previously played at the College of Wooster in northern Ohio, has been a high school head coach for 26 years. La Salle athletic director Dan Flynn said he will remember Grippa’s creativity on offense during his time at La Salle. He said Grippa is an “elite X and O coach.” La Salle went 59-40 in 10 seasons under Grippa.


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Hill phantom was two teenagers Anxious West Siders spent the summer of 1954 wondering where the Price Hill phantom burglar would strike next. He would hit on Relleum, on Ralph, on Vinedale, on Schulte and places in-between, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer on Aug. 26. From front porch to front porch throughout July and August, neighbors swapped stories: The Stephen Young family of 4117 Vinedale heard their dog scamper downstairs around 4:30 a.m. on July 20, according to an Aug. 1 Enquirer accounting. The burglar, who had just raided the Young’s refrigerator, calmed the dog by tossing three pounds of ground beef on the kitchen floor for him. Phantom took $10 and left. Butch-the-boxer chased “someone” away from his

Carnation Avenue residence on July 25. When he returned home bearing facial scratches, owner J. A. Denier, reportKaren R. ed it to police. Arbogast COMMUNITY PRESS A month later the dots would GUEST COLUMNIST connect to the phantom, who, when captured, would confess to being chased by the dog, kicking him, then burglarizing a house on Schulte Drive that same night, according to the Aug. 26 Cincinnati Post. Rosalia Arbogast, of 4111 W. Eighth Street was sewing in her basement late one midAugust night when she heard backyard noises. She ran upstairs to alert her husband. The Arbogasts found no one,

but later that week heard that a house in the 4100 block of Flower – right through the woods which would become Pleasure Drive – had been hit. Enquirer reporter Edward Bentz, after talking to the Cincinnati Crime Bureau, gave the Price Hill burglar front page coverage on Aug. 1with his story, headlined “The Shadow – Scourge of Western Hills!” The Phantom, he wrote, “ ... glides through the backyard to the kitchen window ... looks around for the garbage can ... hops up ... pulls out his ice pick ... inserts it through the screen at the latch ... a flick of the pick and the screen is unlatched.” Cincinnati Police, however, put Phantom out of business by summer’s end. Enquirer reporter Paul Lugannani wrote on Aug. 26

that, according to detectives William Hasenmueller and Raymond Eilerman, the “Price Hill burglar” was really two boys, 15 and 16. While detectives had arrested the younger boy, his older partner had allegedly fled to Kentucky. It is not known if the older boy was ever arrested. Lugannani wrote that the boy in custody named that summer’s victims: Lawrence Kennedy, 4938 Relleum Ave., Burgess Taintor, 4942 Relleum Ave., Elmer Kohle, 5031 Ralph Ave., July 13; Stephen Young, 4117 Vinedale Ave., July 20; Frank Daum, 4345 Schulte Drive, July 25; Marlene Hart, 4308 Cappel Drive, July 29; Bernard Mack 4967 Western Hills Drive, Aug. 1; Carrie Hoppe, 4112 Flower Ave., Aug. 18; Schaefer Realty Co., 2010 Ferguson; and Glenway Tire Shop 4033 Glenway Ave., Aug.


According to the Post on Aug. 26, arresting officers were convinced that the boy in custody and his partner operated only in Price Hill, and were not responsible for 40 burglaries committed throughout Greater Cincinnati, as Bentz suggested in his article. The week before the Price Hill arrest was made, detectives George Bronstrop, James Toothman, Richard Lobeck and William Wood arrested six teenagers who had admitted committing similar crimes in Fairview Heights and English Woods that summer, reported the Enquirer on Aug. 25. Because the boys were juveniles, their names were not released.

Karen R. Arbogast lives in Westwood.

Murals bring back fire department memories

Until recently with the discovery of old fire murals in what was once an old pumping station depicting the early methods of firefighting few residents of the city were aware in years past where their call terminated when they called the fire department for assistance. There was a reason for this location. In the early years of the city a pioneer wishing to report their house on fire had to run to a location near the river, climb a ladder, and beat on a big drum and holler as loud as they could the location of the house which was on fire. As the city grew this method proved not to efficient. Thus a fire tower was located on the top of the tallest

building in town, which at that time was no more than three stories. A watchman set day and night and Larry Schmolt looked out COMMUNITY PRESS over the city. If he saw what GUEST COLUMNIST he thought was a building on fire he rang a giant bell which was mounted on the building. The firemen hearing the bell came out of their houses and looked to the fire tower, the watchman would send up a number of flags to indicate the section of the city he saw the fire in; if at night he would elevate a series of lanterns.

As the city grew this method also proved not efficient. With the invention of the telegraph it was now possible to send a series of electrical impulses over wires. A central fire tower was located usually in the center of the city with wires running from various locations from throughout the city and a fire box was placed at various locations. Now when one had a fire they went to the nearest fire box and pulled the lever; this would then send a series of electrical impulses to the fire tower, allowing them to know from what location the person was signaling a fire. As said, many of these fire towers were located in the center of the city many times

in buildings such as the City Hall and the like. Many major cities were faced with very serious fires such as the great Chicago fire where many blocks were being destroyed and in some cases the fire tower was a victim of the fire. To prevent this from happening under the advice of the fire underwriters it was advised that these fire towers be moved to location that would not be in the path of fires, it was suggested that a park would be the best location. In the early 1930s with the help of the government WPA program many were moved – New York’s to Central Park, Chicago’s to Grant Park and Cincinnati’s to Eden Park. What better location to

be out of the danger of a fire. Cincinnati was not using the building for a pump house anymore so it made an ideal location not only for the fire tower but also the police which they designated as Station X It is amazing to think in years gone by they could always find a use for a building such as this. In today’s world the cry goes out, “tear it down” and to think that even now their is a use for it as a brew pub. Larry Schmolt, now retired, was a firefighter for more than 30 years and has been a tour guide at the Cincinnati Fire Museum.

Try to imagine a society where we don’t need guns Recently, I read that since the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn., there have been more than 900 gun-related deaths in the United States. According to Wikipedia, there were 30,000 gun deaths and 300,000 gun-related assaults in the U.S. during 2010. The CEO of the NRA pointed out last month, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” His previous best one liner was his reference to federal agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as “jackbooted government thugs.” As a result of that statement, former President George H.W.

Bush resigned from the NRA in protest. Going over all the suggestions and comments about gun deaths and Paul it appears the Ashworth country is not COMMUNITY PRESS debating how GUEST COLUMNIST to most effectively reduce gun violence but rather about who has the right to own what type of gun. We seem to be taking guns out of the equation. For instance, there is broad public support for preventing people with mental illnesses

from owning guns. While people with mental illness are responsible for close to 20 percent of rampage or serial killings, they only account for 4 percent of violent crimes overall. Dr. Michael Stone, a New York forensic psychiatrist, recently pointed out that most mass murders are committed “by working-class men who’ve been jilted, fired, or otherwise humiliated.” Gun deaths are an epidemic and we must pass some legislation aimed at reducing gun violence because we can’t afford to do nothing. But what’s on the table isn’t going to end gun violence, though it may

temporarily placate some of our fears. What we have to face is the idea that links guns with freedom. A mythology the NRA has carefully crafted and entrenched into our culture. We have been led to believe folklore around guns where they have meant freedom for everyone from the founding fathers to today’s activists in a variety of groups. If we’re really serious about ending gun violence, we have to ask what role do guns play in our culture and then what role should they play. It’s a big question. But so long as we keep claiming it’s the good

guys vs. bad guys, we will remain a nation in mourning and a people continually asking, “How do we put an end to gun violence?” Maybe it’s time we start asking ourselves if we can imagine a society where we don’t need guns at all. Then consider that it was just a few years ago when it seemed impossible to ban smoking from the work place, restaurants and airplanes. Smoking has remained legal just banned from public places that can harm other folks. Paul Ashworth lives in Delhi Township.

MEETINGS » Cincinnati City Council meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. When there is a Monday holiday, all meetings including committee meetings are pushed back a day. City Manager: Milton Dohoney Jr. Mayor: Mark Mallory. » Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education usually meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 2651 Burnet Ave. Board of Education phone: 475-7000. Superintendent: Mary Ronan. Board President: Eve Bolton. » East Price Hill Improvement Association meets the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family

Church, 814 Hawthorne Ave., Phone: 549-3744. Association President: Tom Gamel. » Delhi Township Trustees meet at 6 p.m. the second and last Wednesday of the month at township offices, 934 Neeb Road. Phone: 922-3111. Administrator: Pete Landrum and President: Marijane Klug. » Oak Hills Local School District Board of Education members meet the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at various locations within the district. District office: 6325 Rapid Run Road. Phone: 574-3200. Superintendent: Todd Yohey. Board President: Jeannie Schoonover. » Price Hill Civic Club meets the second



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L IFE Elder honors its young men COMMUNITY PRESS



who died in the Vietnam War

By Kurt Backscheider

Elder High School Principal Tom Otten said the school will always remember the young men from Elder who sacrificed their lives for this country during the Vietnam War. Elder students, faculty, alumni and friends honored the 11 men from Elder who were killed in action in Vietnam during a devotional Mass and special dedication ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the school’s Memorial Fieldhouse. “Rest assured, Elder will never forget these 11 men,” Otten said. The tribute was part of the school’s celebration of Catholic Schools Week. More than 150 guests, including nearly 60 family members of the deceased, attended the touching ceremony, which featured the dedication of specially-designed shadowboxes displaying plaques commemorating the lives of the 11 men. The shadowboxes were presented to the school by the class of 1966, and will be on permanent display at Elder. A 12th shadowbox was also dedicated and blessed during the ceremony. It honors all the Vietnam veterans from Elder who suffered and died as a result of Agent Orange. Dan Hendy, a 1966 Elder graduate who helped bring the idea for a permanent memorial to fruition, said the Elder community expresses its heartfelt gratitude for the bravery of the 11 young men, and will carry their memory into the future. “For those of us who knew the Elder 11 before they were warriors, they were are friends,” Hendy told the crowd. “We believe the dedication of these plaques and their placement in the school will be viewed by you as a lasting tribute to their sacrifice.” Hank Mueller, a 1966 Elder graduate for whom the Hank Mueller Elder Veterans Scholarship Fund is named, also spoke at the dedication. A Marine veteran who was critically wounded and lost his sight in the Vietnam War, Mueller said the support he received from his fellow Elder class-

U.S. Army veteran Tony Murphy, left, a Westwood resident who served in the Korean War, and Army veteran James Kennedy, a Roselawn resident who served in the Vietnam War, presented the colors at a memorial Mass and dedication Elder High School hosted to honor 11 men from Elder who were killed in the Vietnam War. Murphy and Kennedy are both members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 3620 in Cheviot. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

NEVER FORGOTTEN The 11 men from Elder High School who were killed in action in the Vietnam War are listed below with their class year. David R. Caruso, 1965 Paul P. Davis, 1966 Michael Faulkner, 1966 Michael F. Huwel, 1966 Thomas P. Kindt, 1958 Robert J. Oates, 1963 William F. Reiter, 1966 Albert F. Sayer, 1955 Donald L. Schnee, 1964 Leonard F. Vogt, 1943 Michael R. Witt, 1967

mates when he returned home helped him become the man he is today. Whenever he got together with old classmates, he said the conversations always circled back to the 11 men who died in Vietnam. He said it’s great the Elder family came together to honor their memory. “This is a close-knit community,” Mueller said. “For generations to come, these men will

Bagpiper Don Rolfes leads the Elder High School Honor Guard as they present the colors during a dedication ceremony. The honor guard members are, from left, Holden Kelley, Matthew Listermann, Duncan Kelley and John Nolan. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


be remembered. They are fine examples of this country being the home of the free and the brave.” Elder junior Jon Reiter, a Delhi Township resident, said he thought the memorial Mass was the coolest Mass he’s attended at Elder. The ceremony was especially close to his heart, as his great uncle, 1966 graduate William Reiter, was one of the 11 men honored. “It’s a great thing for our family for him to be remembered,” Reiter said. “I never knew him, but a day like this helps me get to know him.” Margie Kindt Hubbard drove from her home in Indianapolis to attend the Mass and dedication. Her late husband, Thomas Kindt, was in Elder’s class of 1958 and was killed in Vietnam in 1966 while serving as a sergeant in the Marines, she said. “I think it’s absolutely wonderful Elder has taken the time to remember their fallen,” she said. “It’s an honor to them to honor our loved ones.”

Elder High School junior Jon Reiter carries the plaque dedicated to the memory of his great uncle, William Reiter, a 1966 Elder graduate who died in the Vietnam War. THANKS TO KATHLEEN HIRTH

Those who attended the memorial Mass and dedication at Elder High School watched a video tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Elder High School honored the 11 men from the school who were killed in the Vietnam War. A 12th plaque was also dedicated during the ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 30, which honors all the Elder graduates who died from Agent Orange and other injuries incurred during the war. THANKS TO KATHLEEN HIRTH



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

Lenten Sacred Concert, 2:30-4 p.m., Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 5900 Delhi Road, Motherhouse Chapel. With Mike Davis. $10. Registration required. 513-347-5449; Delhi Township.


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Instructional Basketball, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave., Classes are introduction to basketball skills presented in informative, fun and healthy way. Kindergartensecond grade. $10, plus $2 membership. Through Feb. 28. 941-0102; Sayler Park.

FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park. Spinning, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Sports Mall, $8-$10. 4514920; Westwood.

FRIDAY, FEB. 8 Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave., Full-body workout consisting of weights, cardio and core work. All ages and abilities welcome. $45 per month. Presented by FitChixx. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

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 - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, $4. 251-7977. Riverside.


Jason Endicott, left, and Matthew Wilson try to break into show business in "Broadway Bound,” presented by the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., through Feb. 17. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $23. $20 for students and seniors. For more information, call 241-6550 or visit Glenmore Ave., The Role of Insurance. Learn to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely and more. Price is per household for lifetime membership. $99. Registration required. 922-7897; preview. Cheviot.

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

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

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



Art & Craft Classes

Exercise Classes

You Lassoed My Heart Valentine’s Workshop, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Create unique mixed-media Valentine, using painting and layering techniques combined with fabric, found objects and knot tying. For ages 12 and up. $20. 225-8114; Cheviot. Felt Hearts Workshop, 3-4:30 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Hand sew, embellish and stuff heart ornaments for someone special. No experience necessary, all materials provided. For ages 8 and up. $10. 225-8114; Cheviot.

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Rookie introduction of a progression of pranayanma (breathing tech), focus of gaze (drishti) and asanas (postures) leading to a unique practice for each participant. $30 for fiveclass pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park. Spinning, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Sports Mall, $8-$10. 4514920; Westwood.

On Stage - Theater

Exercise Classes Spinning, 9-10 a.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Racquetball Center. Group cycling workout. Ages 14-99. $8-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4920; Westwood.

Music - Benefits Diamonds and Denim 2, 7-11 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Music by Forever Diamond, Neil Diamond tribute band. Cash bar. Baskets, raffles and split-the-pot. Ages 21 and up. Benefits BeauVita. $30. Reservations required. Presented by BeauVita. 574-8777; West Price Hill.

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

SUNDAY, FEB. 10 Art & Craft Classes Monster Making Workshop, 1-3 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Create your own plush monster. Ages 12 and up or 8 and up with adult. All materials provided. $20. 225-8114; Cheviot.

Education Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, 7-8:30 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 3420

Health / Wellness How to Increase and Maintain Your Energy, Vitality and Youth, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Renaissance West, 5156 North Bend Crossing, Learn to take better care of health and about benefits of maintenance care. Topics: how exercise and nutrition play a role in contributing to living a long, healthy life; simple solutions to health that can be fit into one’s life. For seniors. Free. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 9410378. Monfort Heights.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12 Exercise Classes Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 3420 Glenmore Ave., Second Floor Green Room. Faith-based yoga class open to all levels. Free, donations requested. 295-5226; Cheviot.

Health / Wellness Free Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, 3302 Westbourne Drive, Free. Reservations required. 922-0123; Green Township.

Music - Acoustic Charlie Runtz, 6:30-10 p.m., The Public House, 3807 North Bend Road, Free. 481-6300. Cheviot.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13 Dance Classes Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m.,

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Douce Dance Studio, 3772 Shady Lane, Dance instructions. Ages 2 1/2-adult. Tap, ballet, jazz/hiphop, gymnastics, baton twirling. $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

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

Health / Wellness Free Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, Free. Reservations required. 922-0123; Green Township.

Religious - Community Wednesday Night Solutions, 7-8:30 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 3420 Glenmore Ave., Weekly interactive DVD presentation hosted by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Variety of topics addressing everyday issues such as communication, conflict and more. 922-7897; resources/solutions. Cheviot.

Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave., Community members welcome to learn from and support each other in job-seeking process. Speakers present valuable content about latest in electronic resumes, LinkedIn, effective networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Group members provide support and accountability to one another during this stressful time. Free. 6089359. Westwood.

THURSDAY, FEB. 14 Health / Wellness Free Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, Free. Reservations required. 922-0123; Green Township.

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

Youth Sports Instructional Basketball, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $10, plus $2 membership. 941-0102; Sayler Park.

FRIDAY, FEB. 15 Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

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

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

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20 Clubs & Organizations Pioneer Antique & Hobby Association Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Mulberry Room. Speaker is Abraham Lincoln portrayer Stan Wernz. Guests welcome. Presented by Pioneer Antique & Hobby Association. 451-4822. Green Township.

Health / Wellness

Dance Classes

Free Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, Free. Reservations required. 922-0123; Green Township.


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

SATURDAY, FEB. 16 Art & Craft Classes Print Your Own Scarf, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Make jersey knit scarf individualized with block print design. Messy class. For ages 8 and up. $20. 2258114; Cheviot.

Exercise Classes Spinning, 9-10 a.m., Western Sports Mall, $8-$10. 451-4920; Westwood.

Health / Wellness Free Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, Free. Reservations required. 922-0123; Green Township.

On Stage - Theater

Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend. Shoulder Pain: What Are Your Options for Relief?, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine-West, 6480 Harrison Ave., Learn about surgical options. Presentation followed by question-andanswer session. Free. Reservations required. 354-7635; Green Township.

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

Religious - Community Wednesday Night Solutions, 7-8:30 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 922-7897; Cheviot. Fr. Norman Langenbrunner Lenten Series, 6:30-8 p.m., Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 5900 Delhi Road, $10, $30 for four-week series; $10 registration fee applied to total cost. Registration required. 347-5449; Delhi Township.

Support Groups

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

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



Education Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, 7-8:30 p.m. Retirement and College Planning., Vineyard Westside Church, $99. Registration required. 922-7897; Cheviot.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day A Sinatra Valentine, 4-8 p.m., Willie’s Sports Cafe, 6380 Glenway Ave., Music of Frank Sinatra by Matt Snow. Drink specials. Free. 922-3377; Green Township.

Lectures Northern Kentucky Germans in the 23rd Kentucky Infantry, 2-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Presented by Jeanine Kreinbrink, adjunct lecturer, Northern Kentucky University and board member of the James Ramage Civil War Museum. Free. Presented by GermanAmerican Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 574-1741; Green Township.

On Stage - Theater Broadway Bound, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproduction-

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 1-3 p.m., Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; Westwood. Chest Pains: Indigestion or a Heart Attack?, 6-7 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Rooms A and B. Dr. Abhijit Desai, cardiologist with Mercy Health: The Heart Institute, discusses cause of chest pains and teaches attendees what to do when they have them. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; Westwood.

Schools Preschool Registration, 6-7:30 p.m.., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Preschool. For families who have not previously been enrolled. $75 registration fee. 389-3060; Cheviot.

Youth Sports Instructional Basketball, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $10, plus $2 membership. 941-0102; Sayler Park.

FRIDAY, FEB. 22 Art & Craft Classes Reversible Apron, 6-8 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Make reversible apron, perfect for cooking or entertaining. All materials provided. For ages 12 and up. $35. 225-8114; Cheviot.

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

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

Music - Acoustic Charlie Runtz, 6:30-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, Variety of music for all ages. Free. 5743000; Green Township.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., J’s Sports Bar, 4862 Delhi Ave., Free. 244-6111. Delhi Township.

On Stage - Theater Moonlight & Magnolias, 8-10 p.m., Arts Center at Dunham, 1945 Dunham Way, Auditorium. Three weeks into the production of “Gone With the Wind,” legendary producer David O. Selznick closes the set and fires Director George Cukor. With just five days to get back on track, Selznick hires famed screenwriter Ben Hecht to write a new script from Margaret Mitchell’s bestselling novel. $14; $12 students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. Presented by Sunset Players Inc. 588-4988; West Price Hill.

SATURDAY, FEB. 23 Exercise Classes Spinning, 9-10 a.m., Western Sports Mall, $8-$10. 451-4920; Westwood.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township.

On Stage - Theater Moonlight & Magnolias, 8-10 p.m., Arts Center at Dunham, $14; $12 students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. 588-4988; West Price Hill.

SUNDAY, FEB. 24 Art & Craft Classes Paint a State, 1-3 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Ages 12 and up, or 8 and up with adult. $25. 2258114; Cheviot.

Education Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, 7-8:30 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, Real Estate and Mortgages. $99. Registration required. 922-7897; preview. Cheviot.

MONDAY, FEB. 25 Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park. Spinning, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Sports Mall, $8-$10. 4514920; Westwood.


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

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 Dance Classes Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

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



Necessity is the mother of recipe invention

If there were a prize for necessity being the mother of invention, I would win it. Take today, for instance. I wanted to make Lottie Hilgefort’s Crockpot macaroni and cheese. It calls for two eggs. Well, my “girls” Rita (chickens) Heikenfeld must be on RITA’S KITCHEN strike because I only retrieved one egg from the nest this morning. I needed 8 oz. macaroni (2 cups) and had 1 cup left in the pantry. Then I couldn’t find my Crockpot. I remembered I left it at my sister’s house. But I really wanted that macaroni and cheese, so I improvised. I made it on top of the stove, with two kinds of pasta and with only one egg. The result? A pot of creamy, cheesy, tummypleasing goodness. Another culinary discovery!

Two-way macaroni and cheese

If you want a Crockpot version that starts with uncooked macaroni, check out my blog at Cincinnati.Com/blogs.

8 oz. dry elbow macaroni or other short pasta, cooked (2 cups) 12 oz. evaporated milk 1 egg (Lottie uses 2) 4 cups extra sharp or sharp

huge hit with readers. Kit Whiteman gave her own signature twists to it (find her version on my blog) and I understand it was served at a ladies luncheon, as well. “We called it Rita’s soup,” the reader said.

cheddar cheese, shredded Salt and pepper

Stovetop: Keep macaroni warm. In large pan over low heat, whisk together milk and egg. Stir in cheese and cook just until cheese melts. Add macaroni and stir to blend. Season to taste. Crockpot: Mix everything in Crockpot except 1 cup cheddar. Sprinkle that on top. Cook on low 3-4 hours (check after 3) and don’t stir or remove lid during cooking.

Readers want to know

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Evaporated milk: A house brand, like Kroger, works well and is less expensive than national brands. Shredded or bar cheese? I like to shred my own since it doesn’t have the anti-caking agents that shredded cheese has and I think the flavor is superior. But that’s up to you and how much time you have, as pre-shredded works well, too.

Herb- and spice-rubbed fish filets with lemon butter sauce

Rita’s creamy macaroni and cheese started as a slow cooker recipe. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. ⁄2 teaspoon each dried thyme and salt 1 ⁄4 teaspoon dry mustard Cayenne to taste: start with a dash Olive oil 4 tablespoons butter Lemon juice to taste 1

Combine herbs and spices together. Brush fish with a bit of the olive oil on both sides and rub spice mixture all over. Film a nonstick skillet with oil and when it’s hot, add fish and sear until cooked through, a few

minutes per side. Meanwhile, melt butter and stir in lemon juice to taste, or melt butter in small skillet and cook until butter is a pretty amber color, about 3 minutes over medium heat, but watch so it doesn’t burn. Stir in lemon juice to taste. (By cooking butter in skillet, you’ll have “browned butter,” a nuttier flavor than simply melted butter and lemon juice). Spoon butter mixture over fish. I like to serve

with a side of couscous that’s been cooked in vegetable broth and seasoned with garlic and green onions.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Keeping avocados from turning brown: Spray cut halves with cooking spray, wrap well and refrigerate.

Tips from readers’ kitchens

My chicken corn chowder recipe was a

Can kitchen shears be put in dishwasher? I put them in the dishwasher only when cutting up poultry since the shears’ blades will eventually be damaged in the dishwasher. So even if the manufacturer says they’re dishwasher safe, avoid it if possible. My fave: The ones with break-apart blades.

Can you help?

Like Fresh Market French vanilla pound cake. For Sue, who would like to make this at home.

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

Can you believe Lent is almost here? You’ll be finding some good prices on seafood during Lent. 1 pound tilapia or other mild white fish, cut into 3-4 pieces 3 ⁄4 teaspoon each sweet paprika and pepper

Library branches hosting Valentine Day activities Red may be the color of love, but it’s also the color of your library card from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Use it this year to create your own special Valentine’s Day gift or to send an old-fashioned card to your modern-day sweetheart. Plus, be sure to visit the display of antique Victorian valentines on display at the Main Library. Visitors to the Main Library, 800 Vine St., can view the Victorian valentines that are on display in cases by the elevators on the second and third floors of the South Building. Valentine photos are of cards in the public library’s Victorian Valentines Collection. If you can’t make it downtown to the Main Library, visit the digital Victorian valentine collection at b5wh6bp. From the website you can select and send one of the digital cards with a personal message to someone for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day activities at area branches: » Valentine Heart Extravaganza: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 4 p.m. – Play a giant heart matching game in teams featuring Marc Brown’s “Arthur” characters, and make valentines for your family and friends from hearts of all sizes and other craft materials from our Valentine Craft Closet. For children. Cheviot Branch, 3711 Robb Ave., 513- 369-6015.

» Make-and-Take Valentines: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. – The library has everything you need to make cards and crafts for your special Valentine. For ages 6-11 years old. Covedale Branch, 4980 Glenway Ave., 513-3694460. » Make-and-Take Valentine’s Day Card: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. – Create a unique, homemade Valentine’s card for a special friend or family member. Materials provided by us, inspiration provided by you. For families and children. Miami Township Branch, 8 N. Miami Ave., 513-369-6050. » Valentine Sweets and Crafts: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. – Local artist Nicollette Meade will show teens how to make crazy, cool Mini-Treat Boxes and Monster Valentines. Covedale Branch, 4980 Glenway Ave., 513-369-4460. » Valentine Fun: Monday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m. – Children can weave a Valentine heart and decorate a sweet treat. Green Township Branch, 6525 Bridgetown Road, 513-369-6095. » Happy Valentine’s Day: Monday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. – Bring your special Valentine to a family evening of stories, crafts, and fun. Especially for families with kids ages 3-6 years old. Covedale Branch, 4980 Glenway Ave., 513-369-4460 Call the Main Library at 513-369-6900 or your local Library branch. Visit to view the calendar.

Bayley Adult Day Program Join the fun! Take advantage of programs and peer groups for older adults. The adults we care for deserve more than just us. They can truly thrive with new social opportunities and top of the line health services. Bayley Adult Day Program gives older adults the chance to spend time with others, enjoy planned activities, and have healthcare needs met during the day — all in a beautiful, safe environment. • On-site therapy • Prayer services

• Transportation services • Field trips

FREE DAY Experience the benefits for yourself with a free day at Bayley Adult Day. Call Chris Parks at 513.347.5443. CE-0000544099




GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist, at 8536866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit


“Come Hear The Story of Jesus” 5421 Foley Rd. • 513-922-8363 Rev. Bob Overberg Sunday School..................................10:00a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ..................11:00a.m. Sunday Evening ..................................6:00p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study .........6:00p.m.

Liberty Missionary Baptist Church "Where Everybody is Somebody" 1009 Overlook Ave. 513-921-2502 Rev. Kendell Hopper Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning Worship-11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 pm

CE-0000525772 for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati – Professionals can use their administrative skills to help a busy, growing nonprofit manage its projects and members. Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati is looking for someone with experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook to assist in the Blue Ash office. Volunteers set their own days and hours and enjoy nice working conditions and friendly, bright volunteers and staff. Help the ESCC help other nonprofits succeed. Contact Darlyne Koretos for more information at 791-6230, ext. 10. ESCC is located at 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 108.


Crossroads Hospice – Volunteers are wanted to join the team of Ultimate Givers who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally-ill patients and their families in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties. Volunteers are also needed to support signature programs inspired by Jim Stovall’s novel, “The Ultimate Gift” The Gift of a Day program asks patients what their perfect day is and staff and volunteers work to make it a reality. Ultimate Givers visit with patients in their homes, assisted living


CHEVIOT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 3820 Westwood-Northern Blvd. Kerry Wood, Senior Pastor Lois Schalk-Hartley, Associate Pastor

9:20 a.m. Traditional Worship 10:20 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages 11:20 a.m Contemporary Worship Service 662-2048

WANT A LISTING? If you have a volunteer opportunity you would like listed, email the information to facilities and nursing facilities and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for those caring for terminally-ill loved ones. For more information or to sign up as an Ultimate Giver, call 793-5070 or compete an application online at volunteering. Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice Ultimate Giver, participants must complete an application, TB skin test and training session lead by members of the Crossroads team. Volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying. Heartland Hospice – Volunteers needed in bereavement department, making six-month follow-up grief calls, assisting with mailings and other tasks in the Red Bank office; to visit and sit with patients all over the Cincinnati area who may not have family available to visit; to help patients preserve memories through scrapbooks and crafts in facilities all over the Cincinnati area; to sit vigil with patients as they are passing to ensure that no patient dies alone; and perform office tasks in Red Bank office. Training required. For more information, e-mail volunteer coordinator Amber Long at


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer

PRESBYTERIAN OAK HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 6233 Werk Rd. (Enter off Werkridge) 922-5448 Rev. Jerry Hill 10:00 a.m Worship & Sunday School Nursery Care Avail.

Come and worship in a small casual church that emphasizes the fellowship and mission in the community and globally.




5261 Foley Rd. / Cincinnati, Ohio 45238 513-451-3600 WORSHIP TIMES Saturday @ 5:30 pm Sunday @ 9:30 am & 11:00 am

St. Peter & St. Paul United Church of Christ

3001 Queen City Ave. 513-661-3745 Rev. Martin Westermeyer, Pastor Bible Study: 9 am Worship & Church School: 10 am Dial-A-Devotion 426-8957

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, Great Oaks – currently recruiting volunteer tutors for its GED and ESOL classes. There are five hours of training required. The next dates are Wedmesdays, Aug. 22 and 29, at Scarlet Oaks in Sharonville. Numerous sites and times are available for volunteering. Call Kim at 612-5830 for more information. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Helping Young Mothers Mentors Inc. – is seeking individuals who are willing to give their time as a mentor to assist teen mothers in improving their quality of life and who are striving to make it in today’s society. If you are interested in helping to “create a self sufficient mom for a better tomorrow” in your community and interested in truly seeing results, become a mentor by calling 513-520-6960. The Salvation Army – The Salvation Army issued an appeal today for volunteers to assist with its youth development programs. The Salvation Army offers After-School and Summer Enrichment programs, providing children from at-risk neighborhoods with development opportunities throughout the year. The Salvation Army offers these programs at Community Centers across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, providing localized opportunities for volunteers to engage with these critical programs. The Salvation Army seeks those who have interest volunteering in one or more of the following roles: assisting children with homework, being a reading buddy, playing learning games with the children, assisting with skill drills, playing sports and gym games with the children, helping with snacks and meals provided to the children, being a good listener and role model. The Salvation Army’s Afterschool program serves children ages 6 to 12 years throughout the school year, from August to May, generally three to five days a week in the 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. time frame. Program elements include tutoring, homework help, computer literacy, conflict resolution and character training, spiritual development, recreation, sports and arts & crafts. The Salvation Army’s Summer Enrichment program functions for eight weeks, five days per week, in the 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. timeframe. The itinerary entails sports and recreation, field trips, computer literacy, arts and crafts, character training, spiritual development and academic maintenance. Volunteers are sought to help with any and all components of these wonderful youth programs. Volunteers are generally high school age and older. It is

preferred that volunteers can be present at least one hour per week for the duration of the program (i.e., the school year, or summer). For more information or to volunteer with The Salvation Army’s youth programs, please contact Melanie Fazekas at 762-5671, or Melanie.fazekas@use.sal 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-on-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at bur 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 8712787. 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 287-7025.


Ameircan Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office 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. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. 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@destiny-hospice. com . 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. Heartland Hospice – is seeking volunteers to assist with our patients and their families. We will train interested persons who are needed to sitting at the bedside and providing vigils for persons without families available. We could also use some extra people to work in our office. Call Jacqueline at 513 831-5800. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or email Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit www.thewellnesscommun and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.



Broadhope collecting offering month of workshops Broadhope Art Collective, at 3651 Harrison Ave., Cheviot, has scheduled several workshops during February. » You Lassoed My Heart Valentine’s 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, cost $20 Create a unique mixedmedia valentine with Linda Hendley, adjunct professor at Antonelli College. Textured painting and layering techniques will be combined with found objects, knot tying and a message for an unusual gift. For ages teenage to adult. All materials provided, including an easel to display your finished pieces. » Felt Heart 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, cost $10 Come hand sew, embellish and stuff these heart ornaments with Tara of Robot Inside. This workshop is appropriate for ages 8 to adult, and no previous experience with sewing is necessary. » Monster Making Come create your own monster with Abby of Abbydid. This month, the monster will be the seldom-seen most unusual one-eyed pocket-mouthed cephalapod, a squid-like creature. This class is recommended for ages 12 to adult, 8 and up with a grown-up’s assistance. Basic skills on a sewing machine will be used, previous experience is helpful but not necessary. All materials are provided and there is no additional charge for adults who stay to help participating children. » Paint Your Own Scarf 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday,

Feb. 16, cost $20 Keep warm and stylish in a jersey knit scarf you’ve individualized with a block print design. In this class Emily Miller of Emily Lyn Designs will introduce block printing, which is akin to rubber stamping. All blocks, printing supplies and scarf material will be provided. Be forewarned – printing can get messy, so this will be a good day to wear paint clothes. Open to ages 8 to adult. » Reversible Apron 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, cost $35 Come celebrate your inner 1950s housewife with Tara from Robot Inside. Tara will share her reversible apron design that mixes three fun patterns resulting in a chic frock perfect for cooking and entertaining.This class is recommended for those ages 12 to adult, previous sewing experience helpful but not necessary. All materials provided. Let Broadhope know if you have a color and pattern preference. » Paint a State 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, cost $25 Most people have fallen in love with Oberaw Industries’ metal cutouts of Ohio and Kentucky. Now come paint your own. Brittany and Justin will supply the state and the paint (specify your preferred state at registration) and guide you through their decorating and finishing process. This workshop is recommended for ages 8 (with adult assistance) trough adult. » Illustrate Your Own Skateboard

One small group session for two hours, cost $50 In this class woodworker Justin Ratliff will demonstrate his techniques for decorating wooden skateboard decks and assist students in making their own, unique boards. The board and decorating supplies are supplied, wheels are not included. Day and time will be scheduled after registration. » Sewing 101 Three private session, one hour each, cost $50 Always wanted to sew but don’t know where to begin? Textile artist Tara Heilman of Robot Inside will work with you in three one-hour private lessons, teaching your basic sewing skills. Bring your own sewing machine to learn on or use one of Broadhope’s. Materials will be provided, and by the third session will have one finished project. Days and times will be scheduled after registration. » Jaime’s Art Pottery Classes Four private sessions, one hour each. cost $120 Join Jaime Iliff to learn basic wheel-throwing techniques. All materials are included in these private lessons, and you will create four completed pieces. Days and times will be scheduled after registration. For more information, call 225-8441, or go to www.broadhopecollec The collective is open 4-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

Emerging artists on display

Summerfair Cincinnati will host its annual exhibit featuring the artwork of students from local colleges and universities. Fourteen local art students have been selected to display their artwork in Summerfair Cincinnati’s 2013 Emerging Artist Exhibition, opening Jan. 25. Those selected to exhibit in the Emerging Artists Exhibition were nominated by their professors and selected into the exhibit. They represent the next generation of local artists to emerge in the broader arts community. “Every year we’re astonished by the remarkable work of these art students,” said Sharon Strubbe, executive director of Summerfair Cincinnati. “This exhibit is an opportunity for these students to showcase their tremendous work to the community. Their talent says so

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Mary Ann Mecher, a fourth-grade teacher at Our Lady of Victory School in Delhi Township, was recently named as recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Teacher Award by the National Catholic Educational Association. Mecher was recognized for her outstanding commitment to the religious, academic and social formation of her students. She will receive her award on April 2 during the NCEA’s annual convention in Houston. “Mrs. Mecher is an exceptional educator who has earned a reputation as a master teacher,” reports Superintendent Jim Rigg. “She is a wonderful testimony of the high quality of instructors found amongst our Catholic schools.”

Schools to answer levy questions

The Oak Hills School District published a frequently asked questions document detailing the 4.82-mill emergency levy that will appear on the May 7 ballot. Go to to read the document and watch the seven-minute podcast explaining district financial information and details related to the levy.

Choir fest Feb. 10

Several United Church of Christ congregations from Cluster Two of the Southern Ohio Northern Kentucky Association will present Choir Fest at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at St. John’s Westminster Union Church, 1085 Neeb Road. Choirs from across SONKA each will share the gospel in song. The choirs will join their voices together to sing a selection of music including “A Call to Festive Praise,” “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” and “When in our Music God is Glorified.” The event is a fundraiser for the Mission Priority Board, an organization supporting the efforts of a

Mout hosting Lenten concert

Delhi Township trustee and performer Mike Davis will perform a sacred lenten concert, “The Perfect Storm: the Human and Divine Meet,” from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse Chapel at the College of Mount St. Joseph. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained by calling 3475449 or email

‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love’ at Covedale

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts presents the musical “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” from Thursday, Feb. 28, through Sunday, March 24. The show centers around four girlfriends who gather to celebrate an upcoming wedding. As the bachelorette party picks up steam and the drinks flow, the girls discover more about each others’ love lives than they had ever imagined. Classic songs from the 1960s such as “My Boy Lollipop,” “I Will Follow Him,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” and the title song “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” are featured in the show. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, at the Covedale, 4990 Glenway Ave. Tickets are $23 for adults and $20 for senior citizens and students. Visit cincinnatiland, or call the box office at 2416550 to purchase tickets.

Sayler Park hosts gospel concert

Eden Chapel United Methodist Church in Sayler Park is hosting Sayler Park’s Celebration of Gospel Music at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the church, 150 Dahlia Ave. The gospel concert will feature tenor concerto Rev. Roderick Belin and Cincinnati gospel group Mark Jones and Prosperity.

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Elder band members named to Catholic honor band

Seven members of the Elder High School band were selected to the South West Ohio Catholic Honor Band. The honor band was comprised of more than 65 students from Catholic high schools in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. Students were nominated by their band directors. Elder band members selected to the honor band were Megan Igel, Christin Rottenberger, John Igel, Spence Niehaus, Jackie Waller, Brad Griffith and Jake Hills. The honor band performed a free concert at McAuley High School on Feb. 3 in celebration of Catholic Schools Week.

Oak Hills awarded nutrition grant

The Oak Hills Local School District received a $1,500 Team Nutrition Grant from the Ohio Department of Education to educate food service staff in the district. District food service staff will participate in the Healthier U.S. School Challenge Cooks training. Oak Hills Food Service Supervisor Linda Eichenberger attended the Healthy Cuisine for Kids training in Columbus on Jan. 5, getting a preview of the training her staff will receive in the near future. In the coming months, Eichenberger and an area chef will present a fourhour training to district staff.

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Concert has piano, organ favorites

The third concert in the Westwood First Concert Series is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. Heather MacPhail, who is celebrating 20 years as the organist at Westwood First Presbyterian, will present a concert of piano and organ favorites by composers who are all connected by teaching and inspiration. Featured in the concert will be the early romanticism of Saint-Saëns and Fauré, the impressionism of Debussy and Ravel and the American style of Copland and Emma Lou Diemer. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted at the door. A reception after the concert will included special activities to honor MacPhail for her 20 years of musical leadership at the church. For more information, call 661-6846 or visit

“Broadway Bound” earns LCT nod

Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres have recognized Covedale Center for the Performing Arts’ “Broadway Bound” with an LCT nomination for lead actress (Tracy Schoster) as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production. Part three of Neil Simon’s acclaimed autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while

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Sessions on grief counseling

The Sharonville Convention Center will be the location of two, free grief counseling seminars for community members and professionals 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, and 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 6, sponsored by Newcomer Funeral Home. Newcomer Funeral Homes are at 7830 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy, and 3300 Parkcrest Lane, Westwood. Alan Wolfelt, a psychologist and grief counselor of international reputation, will be the presenter of these programs. Tuesday’s program is “Understanding Your Grief: Touchstones for Hope and Healing.” Wednesday’s program is “The Art of ‘Companioning’ the Mourner”. Both programs have been approved for continuing Wolfelt education requirements by the Ohio State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, which also approves credit for the Ohio Board of Nursing. Space is limited, so people are encouraged to register before March1by calling the funeral home at 513-6617283. “Dr. Wolfelt does an exceptional job of navigating individuals through See BRIEFLY, Page B7

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Seitz to chair Senate committee

State Sen. Bill Seitz (R – Green Township) has been selected by Senate President Keith Faber (R – Celina) as chairman of the Senate Public Utilities Committee for the 130th General Assembly. In this role, Seitz will lead the examination and development of policies and initiatives pertaining to Ohio’s electric, phone and natural gas utilities. In addition, Seitz will serve as vice chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee, which deals with issues pertaining to Ohio’s criminal justice system. During the last General Assembly, Seitz lead the effort to reform Ohio’s criminal sentencing laws and eliminate the barriers to employment many nonviolent offenders face following their release from prison. Faber also named Seitz to the Transportation Committee, the State Government Oversight & Re-

form Committee, the Civil Justice Committee, the Commerce & Labor Committee and the newly-created Finance Subcommittee on General Government. Seitz is currently serving his final term in the Ohio Senate.

Train to run, or walk

Attention all runners, especially women runners. Are you looking for a training partner? Need an excuse to start running or walking more? Want to burn a few extra calories? How about training for Cincinnati’s premier event, the Flying Pig? McAuley High School has organized some group training sessions, which consist of runs and walks every Saturday morning at 8 a.m. beginning Jan. 19, and continuing up to the Flying Pig, Sunday, May 5. Training begins with a four-mile loop and the distance of each run will increase every week. There are several McAuley alumnae, teachers and friends who will be at the trainings to lead, coach, and mentor those interested in training for the half or full marathon. Those who plan to run/walk the Flying Pig10k or 5k on Saturday, May 4, are welcome to join the group any Saturday as part of their training. All participants will receive a complimentary McAuley Flying Pig moisture-wicking shirt to wear during race events. To register to train with the McAuley group, fill out a brief form online at For further information, contact Bri-

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Auditions for two Showboat shows

Cincinnati Landmark Productions will host auditions at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. The auditions are for two separate shows at the Showboat Majestic – “Forever Plaid” and “The Odd Couple.” Auditions are 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 and Monday, Feb. 11, at the Covedale theater. Those who audition must bring a resume listing theatrical experience. They will be asked to read from the script and sing a song the best represents their voice. All roles are paid positions. “Forever Plaid” will run at the Showboat from May 15 through June 2. “The Odd Couple” will run at the Showboat from June 12 through June 30. Visit or call 241-6550 for more information.

Register now for weather class

Green Township will present a severe weather spotter training class taught by the National Weather Service in February and is taking registration now. This class teaches how to recognize severe weather, some things that look severe but are not, and how to report information to the National Weather Service.

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County parks have summer camps

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DEATHS Ruth Ellis Ruth Conrad Ellis, 86, Delhi Township, died Jan. 26. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Tom (Mary), Ken Ellis, Joan (Joe) Monahan, Diane (Marshall) Sidwell, Laurie Waddle; brother Dan Conrad; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband John Ellis, son Paul Ellis, siblings Laura, George “Bud” Conrad. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. until a 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Bayley Enrichment Center. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to Bayley, the Hospice of Cincinnati or Alzheimer’s Association.


Preceded in death by husband Raymond “Red” Jaspers; children Ted (Lyn), John (Julie), Jerry (Darlene), Jim (Pam), David

(Lisa) Jaspers, Karen (Rick) Niemeyer, Kim (Jim) Wygant, Jenny (Robert) Hobbs; 25 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brothers Robert, James Kramer. Services were Jan. 31 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association (Go Red for Women), 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227-1411 or Elder High School, Class of 46 Schol-

Patricia Jaspers Patricia Kramer Jaspers, 82, died Jan. 27.

(Genie), Robert, John Lambert; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Harold Lavinsky, parents John, Loretta Lambert, siblings Loretta, Richard, Sister Phyllis, S.C., Lambert. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb 15, at the Bayley Chapel, 990 Bayley Place Drive. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to Bayley.

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Elmer Jauch Elmer F. Jauch, died Jan. 28. He owned Westower Cleaners for over 40 years. Survived by companion Debbie Winkler; children Mike (Rusty), Ken (Cindy) Jauch, Aron (Tom) Back; grandchildren Joe Adams, Dan (Erin), James (Heather Herling), Katie Jauch, Cody Timmerman, Bailey Back;

sister Rita Peters; four greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Services were Feb. 2 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Betty Stocker Betty Goodwin Stocker, 89, Delhi Township, died Jan. 25. Survived by friends Clea Porter, Jan Welsh, Mary Keegan, Mary Hennigan, Beth Duff. Preceded in death by husband Fred Stocker, parents Earl, Catherine Goodwin, brothers Robert, Alvin Goodwin, friends Esther, Walter Meyer. Services were Jan. 30 at

Mary Ann Lavinsky Mary Ann Lavinsky, 73, died Jan. 21. Survived by brother Bernard

Bayley. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to Bayley.

Loretta Tebelman Loretta Jean Tebelman, 71, formerly of Delhi Township, died Jan. 27. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Melody Love, Michelle, Patrick, Shawn Ronan, Tracy Laird; siblings Charla CorriTebelman dan, Jim Gulley; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Services were Jan. 31 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of the Bluegrass.


William V. White, born 1961, falsification, 4112 Vinedale Ave., Jan. 22. Ashley Smith, born 1993, possession of drugs, 3120 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 23. Calletano Alexander Morales, born 1986, domestic violence, 3606 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 23. Lashonda Allen, born 1978, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, 3021 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 23. Lemar W. Gibert, born 1960, assault, 1234 Iliff Ave., Jan. 23. Ebony Campbell, born 1984, passing bad checks, 815 Wells St., Jan. 24. Tomy Elder, born 1994, illegal possession of a prescription drug, 524 Roebling Road, Jan. 24. Brian Kahny, born 1986, domestic violence, 3741 Westmont Drive, Jan. 25. James Copeland, born 1981, carrying concealed weapons, drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, 903 Seton Ave., Jan. 25. Kent Chisenhall, born 1974, disorderly conduct, 4434 W.

Arrests/citations David J. Mueller, born 1965, possession of an open flask, 5245 Willnet Drive, Jan. 20. James Forbis, born 1965, building code violation, 1710 Minion Ave., Jan. 21. Lonnell Anderson, born 1972, domestic violence, 3643 Glenway Ave., Jan. 21. Ryan Monhollen, born 1994, city or local ordinance violation, possession of drugs, 6328 Gracely Drive, Jan. 21. Aimee L. Alsip, born 1978, possession of drug abuse instruments, 1142 Beech Ave., Jan. 22. Anthony Laron Brown, born 1970, assault, menacing, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 22. James Arthur Bailey, born 1958, assault, criminal damaging or endangering, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 22. Styles James Hummons, born 1987, carrying concealed weapons, having a weapon under disability, 1276 Ross Ave., Jan. 22.

damaging/endangering 1646 Iliff Ave., Jan. 17. 3050 Mickey Ave., Jan. 18. 1156 Woody Lane, Jan. 19. 170 Richardson Place, Jan. 21. 1226 Rutledge Ave., Jan. 21. 4053 St. William Ave., Jan. 21. 919 Sunset Ave., Jan. 21. 4056 Vinedale Ave., Jan. 22. 3779 Westmont Drive, Jan. 23. 745 Fairbanks Ave., Jan. 24. 4314 Fehr Road, Jan. 24. 778 Summit Ave., Jan. 25. Domestic violence Reported on Gilsey Avenue, Jan. 18. Reported on Elberon Avenue, Jan. 19. Reported on Iliff Avenue, Jan. 19. Reported on Warsaw Avenue, Jan. 23. Felonious assault 606 Trenton Ave., Jan. 19. 3777 W. Liberty St, Jan. 22. Menacing 3609 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 24. Theft 1516 Sidona Lane, Jan. 17. 1023 Glenna Drive, Jan. 20. 1024 Gilsey Ave., Jan. 20. 1027 Kreis Lane, Jan. 20.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Delhi Township: Chief Jim Howarth, 922-0060 » Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300 Eighth St., Jan. 25. Sammuel Waynick, born 1982, possession of drug abuse instruments, 1255 Dewey Ave., Jan. 25. Amanda Gulley, born 1972, domestic violence, 1217 Beech Ave., Jan. 27. David Gibson, born 1978, domestic violence, 3312 W. Eighth St., Jan. 27.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 3050 Mickey Ave., Jan. 18. 1234 Iliff Ave., Jan. 18. 4645 Rapid Run Road, Jan. 19. Aggravated robbery 1276 Ross Ave., Jan. 22. 1217 Iliff Ave., Jan. 22.

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REAL ESTATE Delhi Township

636 Conina Drive: Wisman, Donald C. to Morey, Judy ; $74,500. 1179 Neeb Road: Quinlan, David T. and Sandy Huismann to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation ; $55,000. 583 Covedale Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to TDA Investments LLC ; $60,450. 335 Anders Court: J.A. Rentals No. 4 LLC to Bayview Loan Servicing LLC ; $50,250. 333 Greenwell Road: Eagle Savings Bank to Lello, Dan Tr. ; $35,000. 5512 Alomar Drive: Robinson, Rick and Katie Carr to Perry, Jamie ; $117,200. 333 Greenwell Road: Lello, Dan Tr. to VBOH Annex LLC ; $40,000. 5512 Alomar Drive: Robinson, Rick and Katie Carr to Perry, Jamie ; $117,200. 1111 Wilderness Trail: Day, James H. to Morequity Inc. ; $64,000. 1034 Beechmeadow Lane: Youngman, Tommy R. Sr. to Federal National Mortgage Association ; $39,000. 411 Viscount Drive: Oblinger, Thomas L. and Carole B. to Bass, Tara and Ryan T. Freihofer ; $104,900.

487 Pedretti Ave.: Wojo Properties LLC to Eagle Savings Bank ; $48,000. 4765 Basil Lane: HSBC Bank USA NA Tr. to BP2 Holdings LLC ; $27,753. 325 Shaker Court: Eagle Savings Bank to Pal, John Jr. ; $58,000. 4924 Alvernovalley Court: Daugherty, Terry J. and Twilla D. Walder to Walder, Twila D. ; $62,470. 5069 Francisvalley Court: Corcoran, Donald R. and Carol Ann to Dao, Anh Duy and Phuong Trang Tran ; $125,000. 4274 Paul Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Ruthven, John S. and Regina E. ; $24,500. 5250 Farm House: Johnston, Daniel E. and Donna K. Sample to Decher, Robert ; $69,000.

East Price Hill

810 Matson Place: Queens Tower LLC to Vogt Properties LLC ; $150,000. 3014 Theresa St.: The Northside Bank and Trust Company to Deloach, Gregory and Mattie ; $11,000. 1016 Parkson Place: Parong, Roder A. and Veronica to Federal National Mortgage Association ; $18,000. 1012 Grand Ave.: Mace, Julia to

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Koval, Michael ; $10,000. 1739 Patrick Drive: Meyers, Eileen K. to Walsh, Martin P. Jr. ; $27,000. 930 Hawthorne Ave.: Direct Properties LLC to Tamu, Luke ; $251. 3637 Eighth St.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Hernandez, Juan ; $9,500. 966 Mansion Ave.: O’Hare Family LLC to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas Tr. ; $28,000. 1318 Beech Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Ballard, Danny ; $10,900. 923 Fairbanks Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Robert W. Seeger LLC ; $11,100. 1642 Quebec Road: Harris, Latina to Wells Fargo Bank NA ; $30,000. 1318 Beech Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Ballard, Danny ; $10,900. 928 Voss St.: Helton, Warren to Citimortgage Inc. ; $45,705. 1612 Elberon Ave.: Howard, Eric R. Tr. to Gassett, Davan ; $5,000.

1612 Elberon Ave.: Sweeney, Michael T. to Howard, Eric R. Tr. ; $10. 3612 Laclede Ave.: Miller, Elissa K. Tr. to Freeman, Herman M. ; $10. 668 Enright Ave.: Community Earth Alliance to Baker, Matthew R. ; $64,000. 741 McPherson Ave.: Hill, Shanil and Rory Chaney to Liberty Savings Bank FSB ; $26,000. 477 Crestline Ave.: Kim, Juliet to NCF Enterprises LLC ; $14,000. 569 Mount Hope: Eagle Savings Bank to Willie Properties Two LLC ; $16,500.

Sayler Park

7449 Forbes Road: Fore and Aft Inc. to HHHH Family LLC ; $217,500. 6432 Gracely Drive: Hoffecker, Joseph R. and Tracy M. to Seaside National Bank and Trust ; $72,000.

West Price Hill

4235 Fehr Road: Bruner, Barbara

POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B8 under suspension at 500 Rosemont Ave., Jan. 25. Ashley L. Young, 23, 527 Rosemont Ave., Apt. 2, driving under suspension at 500 Rosemont Ave., Jan. 25. Brittney Moorman, 28, 1627 Dewey, driving under suspension at 500 Greenwell Ave., Jan. 26. Scott Morris, 38, 3815 Applegate, Apt. 2, driving under suspension at 4800 Foley Road, Jan. 26. Trisha Hatfield, 25, 1863 East Telegraph Hill Road, drug offense at 500 Pedretti Ave., Jan. 23.

Joshua R. Drain, 23, 3248 Stanhope Ave., drug offense at 5200 Delhi Road, Jan. 24. Ryan Deffinger, 21, 10018 Mount Nebo Road, disorderly conduct at 5170 Delhi Road, Jan. 25. Shawna Higgs, 23, 4561 Mayhew Ave., disorderly conduct at 5170 Delhi Road, Jan. 25. Joann Dooley, 49, 3935 Delhi Road, assault at 3935 Delhi Road, Jan. 27. William Holler, 50, 3935 Delhi Road, assault at 3935 Delhi Road, Jan. 27. Lawrence Griffin, 24, 2668 Widy Drive, drug offense at 500 Rosemont Ave., Jan. 26.


Breaking and entering Donuts stolen at 5301 Delhi Road, Jan. 25. Theft Theft of money from car wash at 395 Don Lane, Jan. 15. Drill stolen from vehicle at 4986 Schroer Ave., Jan. 16. iPod charger and perfume stolen at 5371 Cleander Drive, Jan. 17. Skateboard stolen at 5010 Delhi Road, Jan. 18. Money and amp stolen at 460 Wilke Drive, Jan. 18. Wallet stolen from unlocked vehicle at 983 Beechmeadow Lane, Jan. 20. Stereo stolen from car at 5370 Pembina Drive, Jan. 20. Stereo stolen from vehicle at

817 Heavenly Lane, Jan. 22. Purse left in shopping cart and wasn’t there when victim returned at 5025 Delhi Road, Jan. 22. Purses stolen from vehicle at 442 Samoht Ridge Road, Jan. 24. DVD player and backpack stolen from vehicle at 5049 Bonaventure Court, Jan. 25. DVD player, Ipod and gun case stolen from vehicle at 5013 Francisview Drive, Jan. 25. $15 in change stolen from vehicle at 5052 Francisview Drive, Jan. 25. Stereo stolen from vehicle at 4211 Fehr Road, Jan. 27.

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A. to Sharp, Barbara J.; $83,500. 1626 Kellywood Ave.: Meents, Michele to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $48,000. 4123 Vinedale Ave.: Eagle Savings Bank to Senske, David ; $13,000. 4544 Midland Ave.: Alley, Ronald W. to Fohl, Aaron J. ; $25,000. 1051 Winfield Ave.: Reeve, Teresa to Banks, Douglas ; $10. 1273 Gilsey Ave.: Powers, Brady Foster to Coy, Rob ; $10,543. 1052 Sunset Ave.: Yisrael, Mosheh to Bank of America NA ; $28,000. 575 Rosemont Ave.: Applegate, Michael N. and Tawanna T. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Association ; $34,000. 1910 Ashbrook Drive: CPA1 Holdings LLC to M&T Bank ; $34,000. 1626 Kellywood Ave.: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Young, Kenneth S. ; $28,000. 4863 Guerley Road: Young, Justin and India N. Donaldson to Young, Justin ; $53,250. 1985 Ridgetop Way: Breadon, Thomas M. and Jeanine G. to Huntington National Bank ; $94,000. 1650 Tuxworth Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Walker, Jennifer and Luke ; $18,500.

957 Edgetree Lane: Eagle Savings Bank to VBOH Annex LLC ; $39,500. 1029 Overlook Ave.: Opp, Mary Marlene to Clifford, Laura D. ; $74,000. 4684 Linda Drive: Niehoff, Frank Charles to VBOH Annex LLC ; $44,000. 1036 Lockman Ave.: Staley, James W. and Carlene to Citimortgage Inc. ; $36,000. 1135 Wendover Court: Backscheider, Ruth E. to VBOH Annex LLC ; $42,500. 4745 Glenway Ave.: Tsasis, Demetra N. to Federal National Mortgage Association ; $83,000. 4356 Ridgeview Ave.: Durbin, Esther L. Tr. to Wiegele, Laura ; $98,000. 4133 St. Williams: Stringer, Benjamin M. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation ; $48,000. 1210 Nancy Lee: Swango, Henry C. and Agnes A. to Harrison Building and Loan Association ; $50,000. 4837 Rapid Run: Braunecker, Jo Anne to Huntington National Bank ; $54,000. 4775 Rapid Run: McCarthy, Kristin S. and Ryan G. Sheldon to U.S. Bank NA ; $44,000.

Kitchen cabinet applications accepted until next week Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory is once again calling on local young professionals to get involved and be a part if the transformation of Cincinnati. The mayor is now accepting applications to join the Mayor’s Young Professionals Kitchen Cabinet (YPKC). Apply on-line at , and applications will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 15. “Cincinnati’s young

professionals bring energy and passion to everything that they get involved in. My kitchen cabinet has played a crucial role in driving force in the transformation that we are experiencing in our community,” Mallory said. “Young professionals are the key to future growth in our region and they want to help shape the community that they are going to be a part of.”



Mount has online classes for nurses The College of Mount St. Joseph will offer an online program starting in May for registered nurses looking to further their nursing careers by adding a bachelor of science in nursing. The online format will follow the same coursework as the Mount’s existing classroom program currently uses. Many hospitals and healthcare organizations now require registered nurses to hold BSN degrees, which position nurses as being better prepared in case management, leadership and being able to work across inpatient or outpatient care. “A BSN is essential for a registered nurse to advance within his or her career path,” said Kathleen Monahan, MSN program director for the RN-BSN programs. “The Mount offers a face-to-face BSN program and an online BSN program for individual convenience.” “The Mount has a long tradition of meeting the needs of nurses and local hospitals,” said Darla Vale, Ph.D., interim dean, division of health sciences. The Mount’s RN to BSN program is accredited by CCNE. Registered nurses who wish to enter the online program can email or go to for more information.

Mount athletic training students win quiz bowl A College of Mount St. Joseph team of athletic training seniors Collin Brown and Jessica Pykosz and junior Kayla Wuest won the 2013 Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association College Quiz Bowl at Kent State University from a field of 20 accredited athletic training programs. Their win advances them to the district competition in Chicago in March. The quiz bowl requires teams of students to answer questions from the National Athletic Training Educational Competencies areas in a jeopardy-style format. In the preliminary round, the Mount team won their heat against Ashland University, Baldwin-Wallace College and the University of Toledo. This score put them in second place overall as they headed into the final round

A team of athletic training students at the Mount who won the 2013 Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association College Quiz Bowl this past weekend. The students are, from left, Jessica Pykosz, Kayla Wuest and Collin Brown. PROVIDED

against Kent State University, Ohio State University, Ohio University and the University of Akron. “The quiz bowl had

some tough competition with some great schools that also took part in the challenge,” said BC Charles-Liscombe, Ed.D., chair of athletic training

at the Mount. “I know they’re excited to prepare for the next level of competition.” Because of their victory, the Mount’s team

will advance to the district competition at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association annual meeting and clinical symposium in Chicago March 15, and will face teams from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The winner of the district competition will earn a spot in the national quiz bowl in Las Vegas in June. Brown is from Waynesburg, Ohio; Pykosz is from Milford, Ohio; and Wuest is from Harrison, Ohio. The Mount offers a bachelor of science in athletic training that combines research and technology with a liberal arts core that emphasizes values, integrity and social responsibility. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Music Academy offers new ‘Class Experiences’ The College of Mount St. Joseph’s Music Academy is offering new Class Experiences geared toward children in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Students in grades six-10 can register for “Jazz Enthusiasm.” The class meets twice a month on Sundays from 2-3:30 p.m. through May.

The class teaches everything from jazz techniques to rock history to modern recording methods and how to implement them into performance and improvisation. Students will have access to computers and learn how to compose their own music. The class, taught by Joel Greenberg, music edu-


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cator and professional guitarist, costs $225. “Music for Munchkins” is a brand new opportunity for children ages 4-6 to learn basic fundamentals of music through movement, rhythm, singing, group participation, and playing instruments. Chelsey Sweatman, music teacher at Delshire Ele-

mentary and the director of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir’s west satellite, will teach this six-week session which starts June 11 from 10-11 a.m. The cost is $100. “Our new Class Experiences are excellent opportunities for students of all ages to have additional instruction in music, or even for those

who enjoy trying something new,” said Bryan Crisp, artistic director for the music academy. “We also offer private music lessons on all instruments, including voice, for all ages and abilities.” For more information or to register, visit