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Abraham Lincoln was really tall and had really big feet, while George Washington was an important military general. Those were just a few of the historical tidbits being dispensed at C.O. Harrison Elementary School during its Presidents Day celebration Feb. 18. The school’s Character Team, made up of eight teachers, developed the program that music teachers Ruth Schoenhoeft and Joe Shea helped produce. “We took the 160 third-graders and divided them into teams of five,” Schoenhoeft said. “There will be one Lincoln and a Washington on each team, plus three flag bearers going to each classroom talking briefly about the two presidents.

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C.O. Harrison Elementary School music teacher Ruth Schoenhoeft helps third-grader Alexis Kroll check her height and foot size compared to Abraham Lincoln. The hallway measurement display was part of the school’s celebration of Presidents Day.

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C.O. Harrison Elementary School third-graders Natalie Gunther, left, and Lily Lang put on their Abraham Lincoln and George Washington costumes while music teachers Joe Shea and Ruth Schoenhoeft prepare for the school’s morning musical celebration of Presidents Day. “Each student also will be given a book marker with information on each side about each man.” Siblings Evelyn, Molly, and Gus Luegering started the day by singing “God Bless America” before the morning announcements. “I’m a little nervous,” Molly, a fourth-grader said. Her sister, a kindergartner, reassured her. “We’re really good, so it’s OK,” Evelyn said. Getting their respective costumes on to take the presidential message classroom to classroom, Natalie Gunther and Lily Lang said they, too, were just a tad nervous, but prepared with the facts to share. “Abraham Lincoln was our 16th president and was pretty tall,” Gunther said, while Lang helped her adjust her cardboard beard.

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Siblings Evelyn, Molly and Gus Luegering belt out a patriotic “God Bless America” during morning announcements at C.O. Harrison Elementary School. Their performance was part of the school’s Presidents Day celebration.

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Delhi Township residents soon will have a listing of important township numbers as close as their frig. The township is going to have magnets, listing non-emergency and office numbers for township offices, delivered in an upcoming issue of The Delhi Press. A total of 11,000 magnets have been made and are being paid for by six township businesses, all listed at the bottom of the magnet. “We estimate there are 10,000 households in the township and The Delhi Press delivers to an estimated 9,000,” said township Administrator Gary Schroeder. “Those who don’t get a magnet can stop by the township administration building or the police department.” Police Chief James Howarth is especially happy with the magnet concept, hoping, he said, it will give people the numbers they need in cases of non-emergencies phone calls. “Every time someone calls 911, it costs us $17.05,” he said. “If it’s a true emergency, of course we want them to call 911, but for situations where it’s not an emergency, we hope residents will call the office number.” Howarth said that the police department $18.00

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“He was really smart even though he only went to school for one year.” Lincoln’s shoe size also was a

bit of shock to some students. A height chart and outline of Lincoln’s reported 14-size shoe were tacked up in a hallway for students to compare their own dimensions. “He had really big feet,” said Alexis Kroll, a third-grader, whose own feet barely made a dent by comparison and was surprised that Lincoln was almost twice her height. Third-grader teacher Patty Neyer said the classroom presentations was more about learning the art of public speaking than relaying historical data. “This is their first public speaking experience and we wanted to help students feel comfortable speaking in front of a crowd, while discussing information about Lincoln and Washington,” Neyer said. Schoenhoeft and Shea said they were planning to take their historical program on the road performing for folks at the Delhi Township Senior Center Feb. 23.

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David Allen said it doesn’t feel as though he’s been serving St. William parish for 50 years. Time truly does fly when you are doing what you love. Allen, who is the music director at St. William, celebrated his 50th anniversary at the parish on Thursday, Feb. 17. “It has never felt like work to me,” he said. “I love being a part of St. William; the parish community inspires me everyday. “I really can’t believe it has been 50 years, it sure doesn’t feel like it,” he said. Two celebrations took place to mark the milestone. Students at St. William celebrated Dave Allen Day on Feb. 17. Students, many of whom wore ties to school in honor of their music teacher, gathered for an all school Mass and then moved the festivities to the gymnasium for an assembly. The St. William children’s choir sang, and faculty members and students presented Allen with a few gifts. Catie Blum, principal of St. William School, said students took part in several out-of-uniform days to raise money to give to Allen so he and his wife, Carol, who was a teacher at St. William, could take a vacation. “He so rarely takes a vacation,” Blum said.

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“He’s such a quiet, humble and giving man. He’s awesome.” The second celebration took place the following evening, Friday, Feb. 18. More than 550 people were scheduled to attend the sold-out celebration. The community event began with former parishioner and Broadway star Robert Dusold performing at a Mass. The St. William Choir and Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra, which Allen also conducts, performed at the Mass as well. Following Mass, a reception took place at The Farm, where Dusold, the Tommy and Hub Band and other professional and regional performers who have been taught by Allen paid him a musical tribute. The Rev. Andrew Umberg, pastor of St. William, said Allen’s charisma, hard work, talents and deep faith have positively affected every aspect of parish life at St. William. “He is a true blessing to our parish family,” Umberg said. “I am sure it is a rarity in these days, and in the history of the Church, to have a music director serve the same parish for 50 years. And when it turns out he is an all-round great guy, it is a miracle.” As a concert pianist major at University of Cincinnati’s College Conservative of Music, Allen began playing the organ for various Catholic churches as

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David Allen, music director at St. William, gives thumbs up to students after a crown was placed on his head during the celebration of Dave Allen Day at the school. Allen, who also chairs the music department at Elder High School and conducts the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra, celebrated his 50th anniversary serving the St. William parish. Looking on are the Rev. Andrew Umberg, St. William pastor; and Kathy Ciarla, one of Allen’s daughters. a way to earn money. In 1961, St. William pastor, Monsignor Robert Sherry, offered Allen the job as music director, four months before he graduated from college. The rest is history. Frank Trentman, a St. William parishioner who has been a member of the adult choir for more than 50 years, said as long as Allen keeps directing the choir, he will keep singing. “He is one in a million,” Trentman said. In addition to his work at St. William and with the

Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra, Allen is also chairman of the music department at Elder High School and directs the Seton-Elder Performing Arts Series, a program he founded 41 years ago. At the school assembly Feb. 17, Allen thanked all his colleagues and the students, and said it’s a pleasure to work with so many people who are dedicated to serving the parish and its children. “This is a great celebration,” he said. “Thank you all so very much.”

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The fifth annual Delhi Township firefighters bowling party will be from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Western Bowl. The firefighters are raising money for township charities. The cost is $20 per bowler and includes lunch, snacks and bowling shoes, if needed. Contact Bob McGowan at rmcgowan@delhi.oh.us or call 941-3060 for information.

Woman’s day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, the Office of Peace, Justice & Integrity of Creation of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati will hold an open house and prayer service to celebrate women's

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achievements from 2-6 p.m. in Cedars Room, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 5900 Delhi Road, at the College of Mount St. Joseph. The open house will include exhibits, video loops, activities, poetry, dance and fun. The feminine prayer service follows at 6 p.m. in the Chapel. The Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation YouTube video debut will also be available in March. For more information call S. Jean Miller 513-451-9444, e-mail: SrJeanMiller@ gmail.com or visit www. srcharitycinti.org/opjic.htm.

Preschool offered

St. Dominic School, 371 Pedretti Ave., is adding a preschool program next school year. The preschool will offer two-day, three-day and fiveday morning and afternoon sessions, as well as three-day and five-day full-day sessions. Registration forms are available in the school office or can be downloaded from www.stdominicdelhi.org. Call 251-1276 for information.

Season’s greetings

Members of the Bayley Place Card Circle ministry are in need of Easter and birthday cards. This ministry has been in existence since 1993 and distributes Christmas, Easter and birthday cards to more than 1,000 adults in the community. The ministry needs unsigned and unused cards with envelopes if possible, blank note cards and decorative stickers. They cannot use cards that say “A Donation/ Mass Has Been Made/Said In Your Name” even if they are unused or unsigned. The items can be dropped off at the front desk at Bayley Place, 990 Bayley Place Drive, across from the College of Mount St. Joseph. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:15 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.

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Finance lectures

During a time of financial unease, Seton High School students are getting a firsthand look at how to prepare for the future. Students in business classes are taking part in a fiveweek financial lecture series. The topics include personal financial issues, planning for college, budgeting and more. Guest speakers talk to students about the importance of saving and how to identify necessary expenses. The lecture series began with Adam Broda, an accountant at Ernst and Young. Broda led the students in several activities to help them effectively manage their personal finances. and weekends, 8:15 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Call Jo Ann Hayes at 347-5416 to arrange for cards to be picked up.

Graduate info

The College of Mount St. Joseph will host a Graduate Information Session for students interested in earning a graduate degree 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Seton Center, at the corner of Delhi and Neeb roads, Delhi Township. Attendees can meet with representatives from the Mount’s graduate programs in education, nursing, organizational leadership, physical therapy, and religious studies. Additionally, counselors will be on hand to discuss admission and financial aid options. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening. To register go to www.msj.edu/ visit or call 513-244-4723 or 800654-9314.

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spaghetti dinner fundraiser 47 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the school cafeteria, Sunset and St. William avenues, Price Hill. Cost is $5 adults, $3 children 11 and under. Dinner includes meatballs, spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert. Carry-out is available. For more information 513-251-2865.

Protecting patrols

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-31st District) introduced legislation that would increase penalties for assaults against residents participating in Citizens on Patrol. The bill recognizes the importance of Citizens on Patrol programs to law enforcement and community safety, and imposes the same criminal penalties for assaulting a resident participating in such programs as are imposed for assaulting a peace officer. The bill will next be referred to the appropriate Ohio House committee for hearings.


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Newly elected officers of the Delhi Business Association prepare to be sworn into office by past president Chip Brigham, right. Pictured from left is Steve Schott, president; Marty Schultes, secretary; Russ Brown, vice president; and Sharon Frey, treasurer. The ceremonies took place at the association’s Feb. 9 meeting.

Wildlife corridor thinking spring By Heidi Fallon jkey@communitypress.com

The Western Wildlife Corridor is thinking about the past and planning for the future with two upcoming community events. On Tuesday, March 1, there will be a membership meeting starting at 7 p.m. at EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, adjacent the College of Mount St. Joseph. Tim Sisson, corridor president, will update folks on the recent purchase of several acres called Sisters’ Hill. Sisson said what had been 25 separate plots of property at the dead end of Delhi Road and adjacent the Mount will be incorporated into land the corridor already owned.

“It will allow us to have one, continuous, large nature preserve now, instead of fragmented pieces,” Sisson said. Keeping to the topic of that particular area of Delhi Township and beyond, Peg Schmidt will present a program on wagon roads and foot trails on township hillsides. Schmidt is the museum coordinator for the Delhi Historical Society. Her program includes maps and a digital presentation about the old roads and the people who lived along them. Apparently thinking spring, the corridor has its annual Wildflower Festival Friday, April 1. The third annual festival is a major

The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, at the College of Mount St. Joseph, will have an exhibition of inspiring artists who are teachers. A Gallery Reception will be 130-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at the gallery, n the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art & Design Building on the campus of the College of Mount St. Joseph. The eighth biennial Parallel Visions VIII will be Feb. 20 – March 25. This exhibition showcases recent artworks from a group of regional art educators, high-

lighting how they use visual arts in the classroom and from their own studios. More than 70 Tristate primary, middle, and secondary art teachers will be represented in this multimedia exhibition. “It is a pleasure and a privilege for the Studio San Giuseppe to host the Parallel Visions exhibit which showcases the dynamic, elegant and thought provoking work of area art educators,” said S. Kesterson Bollen, professor of Art and director of the Art Education pro-

fundraiser for the corridor. It will be from 6-9 p.m. at the Delhi Township Senior/Community Center, 647 Neeb Road. Admission is free. There will be games, pizza and baked goods available to buy. The evening includes beekeeping displays and honey for sale, an art raffle, native plants for sale and a watercolor painting class. Registration is recommended for the painting class by calling 353-2708. For more information on the March 1 meeting, call 284-1046. The Western Wildlife Corridor is a not-for-profit land trust dedicated to protecting and preserving the Ohio Valley corridor.

gram at the Mount. “The exhibit offers these artistteachers well-deserved recognition for their creative effort, and their powerful works provide inspiration to our art education majors who are eager to pursue their artistic endeavors throughout their teaching careers.” Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. For more information, call Studio San Giuseppe at 513-244-4384.

Mercy performing ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Mother of Mercy Theater Department presents “Alice in Wonderland,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday, March 4 and 5 and at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the school, 3036 Werk Road. Grade school students are invited to attend the matinee show on March 6 for a special “Future Bobcat” show. Discounted tickets for grade school students are $7 each. There will be a cast meet and greet, photo opportunities, autographs, prizes and more. Adult tickets to the matinee show and all evening productions are $10. Journey with Alice down the Rabbit Hole through the magic of spectacular stage effects and experience

“Alice in Wonderland.” Mother of Mercy High School's rock-sical production features all of your favorite characters, with a little bit of attitude. The Cheshire Cat appears and disappears before your eyes, Alice shrinks and grows, and the Caterpillar, played by four cast members, rollerskates in unison around the stage and down ramps. “We brought in one of the Cincinnati Rollergirls, and she gave us some great tips,” says Mercy's theater director, Lisa Bodollo, “but at first it was a little scary.” The script is an entirely new adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic. “It's been such fun returning to the original books,” says Barbara

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David, an English teacher at Mercy and freelance writer, who did the adaptation. “I loved highlighting the beauty and humor of Carroll's language, and then seeing the imagination of the cast and crew take off with it.” The result is a fresh, funny and artistically beautiful remix of Carroll's classic tale, with a lost girl, a romantic Knight, fun, familiar songs, and the sassiest red ruler of all Wonderland, the Red Queen. For more details visit www.motherofmercy.org and for ticket purchases call Mother of Mercy's Main Office at 513-661-2740. Matinee show tickets are on sale now, all evening show tickets will be on sale beginning Feb. 28.

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Covedale’s new season features classic shows The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Avenue, will expand its Subscription Series from the current three weeks to four weeks for each show. The 2011 – 2012 shows will run for 16 performances each – except for the holiday special – “White Christmas,” which is already slated for 18 performances to accommodate demand. “The 2010-2011 season is running close to 90 per-

cent of capacity” said Tim Perrino, Covedale artistic director. “There are nights where we could only offer new subscribers seats in the last two rows for next year’s series. We have to expand performances just to offer new season patrons the best seats.” The new series features one madhouse comedy, a tribute to America’s most beloved songwriter, Irving Berlin’s holiday favorite, a taut military drama, some

tough southern belles and the most technicolor stage musical ever. Cincinnati Federal Savings is back as the season sponsor. “This is the biggest and most exciting development since we opened this theater in 2002,” said Perrino. “We’ll now feature a full theater season and enough shows and seats for our expanding patron base.” Show titles, dates and descriptions are:

“Noises Off “Sept. 1 – 25. Called the funniest farce ever written, “Noises Off” presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” Doors slamming, onstage, offstage and backstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. “I Love A Piano” Oct. 13 – Nov. 6. This is a celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows

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the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with over 60 of Irving Berlin’s most beloved songs, including classics such as “Blue Skies,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Always,” “How Deep is the Ocean,” “Anything You Can Do,” “God Bless America,” and, of course, “I Love a Piano.” “White Christmas” Dec. 1 – 23. Based on the film, this musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-anddance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The score features well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “Happy,” “Snow” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.” “Caine Mutiny Court Martial” Jan. 26 – Feb. 19, 2012. The Pulitzer Prizewinning novel about a Navy court martial in World War II has been adapted by the author into a suspenseful evening of theater. A young lieutenant has relieved his captain of command in the midst of a typhoon on the grounds that the captain, Queeg, is a psychopath in crisis and would have sent the ship and its crew to their destruction. Naval tradition is against the lieutenant, but testimony eventually reveals a devastating picture of Queeg’s mental disintegration. “Steel Magnolias” March 8 – April 1, 2012. Welcome to Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., where all the ladies who are “any-

body” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoo and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire; Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few revealing verbal collisions, the play invokes knowing laughter and certain tears when the spunky Shelby risks her life for a child of her own. The realization of mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength – and love – in these uniquely American women. “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” April 19 – May 13. The most popular musical of all time. The Biblical, all-sung saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Set to one of the greatest scores in musical theater, “Joseph” is a cornucopia of pop styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum and 1950s rock ‘n’ roll. Great songs include “One More Angel in Heaven”, “Close Every Door”, “Any Dream Will Do” and “Go, Go, Go Joseph.” Subscriptions are $108 for the six-show series. Single tickets are $20 for student/seniors; $23 for adults. Tickets available at the box office, 4990 Glenway Ave.; by phone at 513-2416550; and online at w w w. c i n c i n n a t i l a n d markproductions.com.

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Students are taking a futuristic approach to learning with VREP – the Virtual Reality Educational Pathfinders Initiative. Over two days in January, students participated in a projectbased learning activity that provided threedimensional virtual reality eduRitter cation. The event, at Univer-

sity of Cincinnati’s Tangeman Center, was for schools in Hamilton County that received the Innovations in STEM: Teaching and Learning Grant. As a result of the funding, OHHS received software training, curriculum materials, and the hardware and software supplies needed to create and display virtual reality projects. At Oak Hills, students have formed a team called the Oak Hills Student Development Group to expand their learning. The group will create 3-D virtual reality projects for as many subject areas as possible before the end of the school year.

Participating in VREP were sophomores Morgan Hetzel, Danny Kurtz, Zack Leftenant, Jessica Wieman and Emma Wilhelmus, juniors Michael Emerick, Anthony Heim, Emily Marsala and Nathan Meyer, and seniors Andrew Butler, Derek Mills, Hayes Ryland, Jason Seal and Zach Tenhundfeld. The Oak Hills design department teachers and facilitators of the school’s VREP program are Jerry Dean and Francine Gibson.

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Senior Sarah Ritter was honored

as an Action Team captain in the February publication of the Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition. Ritter was honored for her her participation in the Action Team and was recognized for winning a $1,500 scholarship from the Major League Baseball Players Trust in 2010. The Action Team brings Major League Baseball players together with high school students to take part in various community service activities. Ritter is one of 26,000 high school students who volunteered across the United States.

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Student of the month

Elder High School senior Andrew Burkhart was named Student of the Month by the Western Hills Exchange Club. The program is sponsored by Kroger. Burkhart is pictured receiving a check and plaque from club member Tom Prince.

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Valentine’s fun

First-graders in Jill Moore’s class at Delshire Elementary School shared friendship and valentines with residents at the Western Hills Retirement Village. The students created valentines for family and friends during a recent school Fun Night. Pictured from left are Sami Williams, Dahlia Baer, Jillian Yates, Sofia Rothwell, Liam Turner, Kassidy Jordan and Danielle Nead.

Billy goats

St. Dominic School’s kindergarten enrichment class recently presented the play, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” for their parents. Pictured from front left are “gruffs” Bailey Broxterman, Lucy Becker and Alli Shattuck; second row, “troll” Caleb Sunderman and narrator Ethan Listerman.

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Seton High School senior Meghan Cappel was named Student of the Month by the Western Hills Exchange Club. The program is sponsored by Kroger. Cappel is pictured with club member Joe Jacob.

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Seton High School Future Business Leaders of America students made Valentine’s Day a little sweeter for their “adopted” grandparents. The students made cards, heart-shaped pillows and mail boxes for members of the retirement community at Bayley Place. The pillows are made of fleece and stuffing, and each came with a homemade card. Students have been visiting with the senior citizens for the past two years. Pictured from front left are Meisha Larkins, Jaclyn Davis, Rachel Dolerhie and Joy Mooney; second row, Linda Huelsman, Jamie Gregory, Katelyn Heyl, Cassidy Ashcraft, Ke’shai Fleming, Felecia Simpson and Katie Bayer.

Mercy 2015

Mother of Mercy High School recently held its annual Admission with Distinction ceremony for academic scholars of the class of 2015. Pictured from front left are Sara Doren, Arlie Mullaney, Michaela Smith, Marissa Long, Nadya Streicher, Becca Rhein, Abigail Schatzman and Ashley Wittrock; second row, Delaney Greiner, Erika Schmitt, Brooke Benjamin, Sara Forbeck, Danielle Diersing, Rachel Leonhardt and Shelby Schmidt; third row, Sara Dressman, Our Lady of Grace, Kristin Gandenberger, Allison Gay, Colleen Kotlas, Audrey Wanstrath, Kathryne Smith, Emily Massengale and Maria Vetter; fourth row, Jordyn Alexander, Emily Biery, Bridget Walsh, Lynsey Kurzhals, Alexandra Zeller, Madeline Spetz and Brooke Schierenbeck.

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The week at Western Hills

• The Western Hills boys basketball team lost 77-76 to Lockland in overtime, Feb. 12. Western Hills was led by Keevin Tyus with 17 points. On Feb. 15, Western Hills beat Shroder 68-66. Western Hills’ Tyus was the team’s top-scorer with 29 points.

The week at Elder

• In boys basketball, Princeton beat Elder 51-38, Feb. 15. Corey Cason led Elder with 11 points.

Off-field honors

The girls and boys soccer teams at Oak Hills High School recently earned AllOhio Academic Honors for having cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0 while competing on the field. The award is presented by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association. “We are very proud of our student-athletes who are able to demonstrate the ability to combine academics and athletics at such a high level,” said Jan Wilking, Oak Hills athletic director. Head coaches are Charles Laumann for the girls and John Mirizzi for the boys.

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With only one senior starter, Mary Jo Huismann knew this season could be a long one. But the Mother of Mercy High School basketball coach, in her 39th year at the helm, saw strides from a team learning to play at the varsity level. On the surface, the Bobcats, which finished the regular season 7-14, had an up-and-down – mostly down – year. They started 2-2, lost four of five, won two, lost four of five, won one and then ended the regular season with four straight setbacks. As the year wore on, however, the losses became more competitive. The Bobcats’ average margin of

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Mercy junior Anna Maffey shoots a free throw against Mount Healthy. She finished with seven points.

Athletes of the week

On Wednesday, Feb 16, Oak Hills High School senior Nicole Bishop was named Academic Team’s GMC Player of the Year and member of the GMC’s First Team. This honor of Player of the Year is decided by the 10 GMC coaches voting on who they felt was the strongest player in the conference. This year, Bishop showcased her talents by being one of the most knowledgeable students in the areas of Literature, Math, Physical and Life Sciences, World History, American History, Government, and Fine Arts in addition to being one of the quickest buzzers in the lightning round. As a four-year varsity member, Bishop was an invaluable member of the GMC Tournament Champion Team of 2010 and led Oak Hills to a fourth-place finish in the conference and tied for third in this year’s tournament. • On Wednesday, Feb 16, Senior Christian Vandewalle was selected to the Academic Team’s GMC Second Team. T h e s e students are re c o g n i z e d for their hard Vandewalle work and contributions and again are voted in by the GMC coaches. Vandewalle was one of the anchors of this year’s team with his expertise in the fields of science and math. He was the alphabet round leader who truly had to multitask under pressure. As a second year varsity member, Vandewalle was also part of last year’s GMC Tournament champion team and steady contributor to this year’s success. Vandewalle will attend Purdue University.

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The week at Oak Hills

• The St. Xavier boys basketball team beat Bishop Oak Hills 5243, Feb. 15. St. X’s top-scorer was Sean Duggan with 16 points. Oak Hills was led by Cory Burgin with 16 points.

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Mother of Mercy sophomore guard Kelley Wiegman (facing) encourages teammates Rebecca Tumlin (24), Allie Hart (23), Anna Maffey (21) and Emily Budde during the second half of Division I sectional play against Mount Healthy Feb. 16. Mercy, which trailed 23-14 at halftime, lost 64-35 to finish the season 7-15 (2-8). Wiegman had a team-high 14 points. defeat in their first six losses was a hearty 23.2 points; in their last eight losses, it was 12.3. “I think the young kids really improved and gained a lot of experience,” Huismann said. “They have to keep learning how to be competitive.” The Bobcats hoped to string together a couple playoff upsets, but they ran into a bigger, more experienced Mount Healthy squad during Division I sectional play Feb. 16 at Harrison. Fighting Owls senior center Jonessa Moore scored 26 points, and Mercy, which trailed 23-14 at halftime, fell 64-35.

The Bobcats finish 7-15. Mercy sophomore Kelley Wiegman, as she did 15 times during the regular season, led the Bobcats in scoring; she netted 14. “She was huge this year,” Huismann said. “Some of her stats last year were better, but this year she was a better player.” Last season, Wiegman averaged 8.6 points and 4.0 assists and was the lone freshman in any division of the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League to earn first-team, all-league honors. As a sophomore, her scoring average spiked to 12.1 points while her assists dipped to 2.6. She

scored a career-high 27 points in a 58-51 win over Seton Dec. 9. “I think she thought she had to do it all at times,” Huismann said. “She just has to play within herself, and we’ve got to get the other kids up to her level, which I think we will.” Mercy’s top underclassmen include freshmen Emily Budde and Haley Dannemiller, as well as sophomore Rebecca Tumlin. Budde was third on the team in points (5.5) and second in assists (1.5) and three-point shooting (27.5). She scored six points in the loss to Mount Healthy. “She’s going to be great,”

Mary Jo Huismann stepped down as athletic director earlier this month but will remain head basketball coach of the Bobcats. The 2011-12 season will be Huismann’s 40th year roaming Mercy’s sidelines. “I really don’t have any idea when I’ll retire,” Huismann said. “With the group we have coming up, why would you? “I think I’ll know when it’s time,” she continued. “I knew when it was time to step down as AD, but I still enjoy coaching. I still get fired up. I can yell at officials with the best of them.” Huismann said. Juniors Corrine Bachman and Anna Maffey also saw significant action this season, as did senior and cocaptain Allie Hart, who averaged nearly six points per game. “She had great attitude and spirit and always tried to encourage the girls,” Huismann said. “She showed a lot of leadership.” Luckily for Mercy, the future appears bright. The Bobcats return nine of their top 10 scorers and have upwards of 20 freshmen in the program. “I’m really excited about the prospect of next year,” Huismann said. “We haven’t matured as much as I’ve liked, but we will.”

Tied up Western Hills High School’s Kamya Thomas (right) looks to a referee after fighting a Turpin High School opponent for possession during the Mustangs’ 53-35 firstround sectional loss, Feb. 16. NICK DUDUKOVICH/STAFF

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Western Hills High School’s Miranda Flemming (10) boxes out a Turpin High School opponent during the Mustangs first-round sectional tournament loss, Feb. 16.

TOURNAMENT BRIEFS The following results involve teams or individuals who advanced in the winter posteason.

Boys swimming/diving

The following athletes are moving on to the state swimming and diving tournaments in Canton. Diving is Feb. 23-24. Swimming is Feb. 25-26.

Division I

• St. Xavier (200 medley relay, 1:33.59; 400 free relay, 3:11.63; 200 free relay, 1:25.95) • Ian Wooley, St. Xavier (100 backstroke, 51.93; 100 fly, 51.61; 100 back, 52.41) • Andrew Brower, St. Xavier (100 breaststroke, 57.53)

• Gabe Baumgartner, St. Xavier (100 breast, 57.65) • Jack Hendricks, St. Xavier (200 free, 1:42.68; 500 free, 4:31.39) • John Galvin, St. Xavier (200 free, 1:42.82; 100 free, 47.10) • Gabe Rapp, St. Xavier (100 fly, 51.27) • Ryan Haas, St. Xavier (100 fly, 51.61) • Joe Lutz, St. Xavier (diving, 380.40).

Girls basketball Division I

• No. 22 Seton played No. 27 Western Brown Feb. 21 after deadline. If victorious, Seton plays the winner of No. 2 Lakota East and No. 25 Turpin Feb. 26 at Kings.

Wrestling

The following athletes will move onto the district wrestling tournament Feb. 21-26.

Division I 1

• Ryan Fitzpatrick, Oak Hills (160);

• Logan Andriot, Oak Hills (215); 1 • DeJuan Carr-Davis, Oak Hills (103); 4 • Luke Neville, Oak Hills (135); 3 • Nick Vance, Oak Hills (171); 3 • Sam Meyer, Elder (125); 2 • Matt Sandman, Elder (145); 2 • Tyler Hardtke, Elder (152); 1 • Robbie Fuhr, Elder (160); 2 • Ian Korb, Elder (171); 1

• Kevin Hyland, Elder (189); 1 • Rakim Johnson, Elder (215); 1 • Nick Nusekabel, Elder (285); 1 • Jared Hicks, Elder (103); 3 • Daron Armstrong, Western Hills (103); 4 • Jahday Daniels, Elder (112); 4 • Evan Morgan, Elder (135); 4 • Kunkel, Elder (140); 3 • Aramis Brabham, Western Hills (171); 4 • Jacob West, Western Hills (215); 4 • Kyle Gordon, St. Xavier (112); 2 • Neal Schmidt, St. Xavier (140); 2 • Jake Castellini, St. Xavier (130); 4 • Joe Heyob, St. Xavier (135); 3 • Marcus Hughes, St. Xavier (152); 3 • Kevin Reilly, St. Xavier (160); 4 • Nathan Gerbus, St. Xavier (215); 3

Hockey

• St. Xavier beat Oxford Talawanda 3-1 Feb. 18 and Springboro 3-2 Feb. 19. St. X plays the winner of Moeller vs. Gahanna Lincoln Feb. 26 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

Bowling

The following teams will move onto the district tournament Feb. 21-27.

Boys

• Elder (4059); 1 • Oak Hills (3917); 5

Girls

• Mother of Mercy (3805); 1 • Oak Hills (3582); 3 • Seton (3308); 9


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Tournament triumph

Elder’s varsity hockey team celebrates after winning the MLK Tournament in Monroe, Mich. They beat Ottawa Hills 4-1 to win the tournament. Elder varsity team members are Nathan Sexton (C), Jordan Sommer (A), Paul George (A), Mike Kollmann (A), Jared Niehauser, Rob Gavin, Charles Squeri, Brit Doerflein, Nick Spicker, Paul Plageman, Dominic Marsala, Nick Kollmann, David Genis, Adam Sponaugle, Joel Martini, coach Joe Del Prince and coach Ken Sovern.

Elder High School lacrosse is having its ReLAX Social fundraiser from 7 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Feb. 25, in the Elder cafeteria. Supporters can spend the evening relaxing and learning about the game of lacrosse, and testing their skills at lacrosse. Meet the coaches and sills are 7:30-9 p.m. Social is 9 p.m. to midnight. The fun also includes basket raffles, split the pot, a heads/tails game and more, as well as beer, wine, soft drinks and appetizers. Cost is $20 for an individual, and $40 per couple, or $25 at the door. For reservations, e-mail kochrayanddenise@aol.com, or call 941-1890, or 658-0168.

Swim Lessons

Mercy HealthPlex Western Hills will offer group swim lessons for all ages starting on Feb. 26 and 27 and Tuesday evening, March 1. Private and semi-private lessons are available by appointment. Call Annie Macke at 389-5498, or e-mail her at asmacke@health-partners.org.

Sea Cubs

The Sea Cubs at Mercy HealthPlex Western Hills provides the transition from swim lessons to swim team. The focus will be on the four competitive strokes, starts, turns, conditioning and safe diving technique. Sea Cubs has a small swimmer to coach ratio. For registration and information, call Annie Macke at 389-5498, or email her at asmacke@health-partners.org.

Moms-to-be aquatics

Mercy HealthPlex Western Hills is providing a way for moms-to-be to

keep moving before the birth of their child. This low-impact water workout is the perfect place to meet and socialize with other new and expectant moms while staying fit. Classes meet from 7:15-8 p.m. on Mondays. For information, e-mail Annie Macke at asmacke@healthpartners.org, or call 389-5600.

Indoor Soccer for little ones

Western Sports Mall has an indoor soccer program for ages 3-5: Little Dribblers instructional soccer with instructors from Cincinnati West Soccer Club. The six-week program for $35 begins 5:30-6 p.m. or 6-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, or Fridays beginning March 9; 10:30-11 a.m., Thursday morning. The mall also has a lollipop program, for ages 4-6. Lollipop is a team environment with no score keeping. The six-week program for $40 includes T-shirt, and runs Wednesday, Friday, evening or Saturday morning beginning March 9. Call 451-4900, visit westernsportsmall.com, or e-mail cmitchell@fuse.net for additional information., Registration deadline is March 4.

WESTSIDE SPORTS PARK 25 E. Main St. Addyston, Ohio

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Victory for Victory

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The Our Lady of Victory third-grade boys basketball team are the champions of the 2011 Our Lady of Lourdes Basketball Tournament. Team members are Jared Back, Nathan Bill, Robby Engelhardt, Kory Klingenbeck, Tommy Ray, Joe Royer, Nick Shappelle and Zach Williams. Coaches are Brian Williams, Kevin Klingenbeck, and Mark Royer.

A SWOL 15U BOYS BASEBALL TEAM ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF CINCINNATI IS LOOKING FOR PITCHERS & POSITION PLAYERS FOR THE 2011 SUMMER SEASON WITH REASONABLE SIGNUP FEES (ALL POSITIONS ARE OPEN)

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Annie Currin of Delhi, St. Ursula Academy senior and daughter of Tim and Jan Currin, has committed to Division II swimming at the University of Findlay.

Delhi athlete to swim in college Seven St. Ursula Academy seniors participated in a National Letter of Intent signing ceremony Feb. 3, including Delhi resident Annie Currin. Currin, daughter of Tim and Jan Currin, has signed to swim next year for the University of Findlay. Annie’s top events are the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 100 breaststroke on SUA’s swimming and diving team. She also swims and trains with the Cincinnati Marlins. She has been named GGCL champion, and to the GGCL first team and the second team. She also received All-State recognition. She set a Cincinnati Marlins Team record in the 50 Breaststroke in the 9-10 age group and has finished as state champion in several events in USA swimming meets over the years. Currin is also active with several St. Ursula student organizations. She is a member of the Life Club, Bethany House Services, ISSE Club, and Student Outreach Services. She is a Girls Athletic Association Board

member, a Eucharistic minister, and a volunteer at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She spent three years involved in the Dawg Squad and the Boys and Girls Club of Cincinnati. Her SUA swim coach, Ann Gartner has this to say about her, “Annie has been a big contributor to the success of Saint Ursula swimming since her freshman year. She has consistently been one of our most versatile athletes, scoring points for our team in several different events. She also has been one of our leaders in her work ethic and results. She inspires her teammates, as evidenced by her being elected as a tri-captain this season. Her enthusiasm for St. Ursula swimming and her leadership will be sorely missed by the coaches and her SUA teammates next season.” Mike Wenert, Currin’s Marlins coach, said “Annie is a tremendous talent and will flourish at the collegiate level. She has all of the tools to be a successful college swimmer.”

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Last week’s question

What do you think of the plans for the new Horseshoe Casino at Broadway Commons, and do you think you will patronize the casino? Why or why not? “It’s exciting. It is right on trend with making downtown Cincinnati an inviting hub of activity. I’ll probably be there at least once or twice a year. You know what they say, ‘You only gamble what you can afford to lose.’” C.A.S. “I am excited to see a project of this magnitude come to Cincinnati. Yes, we will patronize the casino, at least until we find out how their payouts, service, customer comps, machine choices, etc. ‘stack up’ with Hollywood. We consider the casino to be a win-win situation for everybody.” B.N. “Haven’t we heard this phrase before: ‘It will bring in so much new revenue’ only later to hear, ‘our projections were wrong.’ As to the construction and the like I have found very few people who can tell you what the outsides of the casinos in Indiana look like, all they are concerned with is how fast they can get to one of the machines. I may visit once and put a few pennies in a slot

Next question What do you think will be the effects if collective bargaining is eliminated for state workers? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to westnews@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line. machine, that is about all they will get out of me.” L.S. “I am of a mixed mind. The casino will provide jobs and hopefully benefit the community in some financial ways-bringing in business. “On the other hand, it will make it easier for those living here with gambling problems to feed any possible addiction. Plus, it may cause an increase in overall gambling addiction problems and the resulting consequences for a lot of people and their families. “For those who can go and use it as a form of entertainment and who can afford it-it’s great. But, what about those who lose a lot of needed money. That can breed desperation. “Will it cause an increase in crime? Personally, I should never step into a casino given my experience with others; but I know I will go and see it out of curiosity if nothing else.” G.H.

OFFICIALS Ohio Senate

• 8th District – Bill Seitz (R). In Cincinnati, call 357-9332, In Columbus, write to: Senate Building, Room No. 143, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio. 43215; or call 614-466-8068. E-mail: SD08@senate.state.oh.us.

Ohio House of Representatives

• 30th District, Bob Mecklenborg (R). In Columbus, write the Ohio House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4611 or call 513-481-9800 or 614-466-8258; fax 614-719-3584. E-mail: district30@ohr.state.oh.us. The 30th District includes Green, Miami and Delhi townships. • 31st District – Denise Driehaus (D) In Columbus, write to: 77 S. High St., 13th Floor, Columbus, OH., 43215-6111 or call 614-466-5786; fax 614-719-3585 E-mail: district31@ohr.state.oh.us.

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The 31st District includes Westwood, Price Hill, Sayler Park, Cheviot, Addyston, Cleves and North Bend.

U.S. House of Representatives 1st District

Steve Chabot (R), U. S. House or Representatives. In Washington, 2351 Rayburn HOB, Washington, D.C., 20515; 202-225-2216. Fax: 202-225-3012. In Cincinnati, write 441 Vine Street, Suite 3003, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202, or call 513-684-2723. Fax: 513-421-8722. For e-mail, go to http://chabot.house.gov.

U.S. Senate

• Rob Portman (R) In Cincinnati: 36 E. Seventh St. Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202; call: 513-684-3265. In Washington: B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510. Call 202-224-3353, fax: 202-224-9558. Email casework@portman.senate.gov. Website: http://portman.senate.gov

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In all my years of volunteering with youth sports, I never dreamed of profiting from it. I have coached sports for almost 30 years, been vice president and president of an athletic association for four years, and also was the first ever president of the newly formed CWBC (Cincy Western Baseball Conference). “During these years I never even dreamed of being paid, I did it for the kids. Recently it was announced that GWAC (Girls Western Athletic Conference) passed a new bylaw that pays a number of people in their organization including the president and other officers. “Everyone that has ever volunteered for the love of the game should be appalled. Where is the money going to come from? They will increase fees that will ultimately be paid for by us the parents. I think the athletic associations involved should take a stand

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Delhi Press and The Price Hill Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, and not allow this to happen. This must be stopped. Dennis Conroy Delhi Township

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Price Hill Press continues to do a remarkable job in keeping West Siders well informed. Thank you for sharing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance information in a recent article (“West Siders can get tax help,” Feb. 9). “This tax season, it is my hope that every Ohioan receives every

accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: westnews@community press.com Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Delhi Press and The Price Hill Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. hard-earned penny they deserve. As many families in Hamilton County continue to weather the post-recession storm, tax benefits like the Earned Income Tax Credit can put extra money in their pockets. Last filing year, Hamilton County residents missed out on the $155,012,310 in EITC tax credits they earned. Ohioans who have worked hard and played by the rules can put extra money in the pockets by filing for this credit. United States Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

DAA has strong tradition of community 63 years! In some cases families are on their third generation of community youth playing for the Delhi Athletic Association. Started in 1948, the Delhi Athletic Association (DAA) has been serving the youth of Delhi Township for over 63 years. Over this time DAA has grown to one of the largest community youth sporting associations in the area. Started primarily as a baseball organization in 1948 to serve the growing youth of Delhi Township, it now serves young athletes within the entire Oak Hills Local School District and in certain opportunities allows residents from outside the Oak Hills boundaries to play sports. For several years now, DAA has grown to offer not only baseball but also offers girls fast pitch softball, spring and fall soccer for girls and boys, football and cheerleading. In the early years the Delhi Athletic Association served families living within the township boundaries consisting of kids attending any and all schools in the area. As the private schools developed their own sports programs most of the youth attending those schools began playing with their school teams. So naturally the Delhi Athletic Association has evolved into a

program serving mostly students and youth of the public schools. While our bylaws say we accept any family residing in the Oak Hills Don Jasper Local School our Community District, membership is Press guest open to families columnist and youth attending any school, private, public or homeschooled. The natural progression of these events has evolved DAA into serving primarily those youth attending Oak Hills public schools. Approximately 95 percent of our membership attends one of the Oak Hills public schools. We have developed into a feeder program for Oak Hills High School athletics, a role DAA has embraced. We have a very strong relationship with the Oak Hills athletic departments, we work together to prepare our youth for the next level of student-athletes. DAA has a lot of special things happening: our football program is working with Oak Hills’ Coach Kurry Cummins; cheerleading is producing champions; soccer now has trainers; baseball and softball

The Delhi Athletic Association is an IRS recognized nonprofit corporation run by an executive board. are bringing back the Eagle mystique and pride! The Delhi Athletic Association is an IRS recognized nonprofit corporation run by an executive board. The monthly general membership meetings (third Thursday of every month at the Delhi Lodge) are open to the public. Financial reports are given at each meeting and detailed financial reports are available upon request. DAA offers scholarships to its past players; it is supported by its annual Golf Outing. Details and more great information about the Delhi Athletic Association and online sign ups can be found at www.daasports.com. DAA has been leading the way since 1948 for area athletic programs. Here yesterday … here today … here tomorrow. DAA is strong in its tradition, strong in its heritage and strong in its commitment to providing the youth of our community with an outstanding opportunity to play sports now and in the future. Don Jasper is the president of the Delhi Athletic Association.

Be SMART with your resolutions this year Those darn New Year’s resolutions. What happened to them? In the Jan. 12, “Baby Blues” comic strip the mommy is seen in profile at her computer. The caption balloons read, “Click! (Highlight) Click! (Delete)” in seven repeated sequences before daddy asks, “Editing the resolutions?” She responds, “This feels so much better than keeping them!” That same day the Western Hills Press Ch@troom readers responded to the questions, “Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution that you actually kept? What was it? How did you accomplish it?” The answers included two successes at quitting smoking and another at giving up carbonated drinks. Another succeeded at giving

up haggis and lutefisk! The other respondents gave up making resolutions at all. The successful incentives included an Cinda insurance disGorman count and being examCommunity aplebetter for a daughPress guest ter. columnist A New Year’s resolution is just another name for a goal but the calendar or peer pressure gives people a wake-up call to try again at the annual ritual of self-improvement. So which goals work for you? Were they written on paper? Did you keep them a secret or share

them? Were they positive or negative? Did they maximize your strengths or just point out your weaknesses? Or were they even SMART? SMART? The most successful goals we set and actually achieve are the ones that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Limited. That is standard coachspeak and deserves elaboration. Specific means knowing what you want the outcome to look like. Someone can imagine their healthy lungs when they no longer smoke. Saving $20 a week in a honeymoon fund is measurable but other goals may be more difficult to quantify. “We will spend one date night out every two weeks without our children” is measurable.

The A can be for Achievable or Attainable. “I will qualify for the Olympic volleyball team” could be attainable for one person from Western Hills but not for me. There are other goals I CAN achieve. R can be for Relevant or Realistic. Why is this important for me? Is this even Realistic given my time, talents and finances? Time specific suggests the start and finish date can be written on the calendar. SMART goals make the difference. Vague resolutions produce vague or non-existent results. Goals that are positive work better than negative goals. The only time I achieved a weight loss goal was when I didn’t use the word loss. “I will be six pounds lighter by Labor Day” gave me a positive

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vision of what I would feel and look like by that date. And it worked. An accountability partner helps, too. And your spouse or significant other is not the best candidate. Nor should the partner be expected to check on the goal-setter. As in AA sponsorship, it is up to the person who is trying to change to check in with the sponsor and not turn the sponsor into a nag. It is never too late in the year to set a SMART goal. You can start any time … even after Valentine’s Day! Cinda Gorman, a life and career coach, is coordinator and host of the Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group. Reach her at 662-1244 or cinda.gorman@hotmail.com. Her websiteis www.seasonsofpurpose.com.

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Susan Bell, a descendant of President William Henry Harrison, is dressed like Anna Symmes Harrison during the celebration of the 238th birthday of President William Henry Harrison Feb. 5 in North Bend. No president served less time in office than Harrison, who died about a month after being sworn in.

North Bend Mayor Terry Simpson offers opening remarks during the 238th birthday celebration of President William Henry Harrison, who was born Feb. 9 , 1773.

Brig. Gen. Frank. A. Cipolla offers greetings from President Barack Obama at President William Henry Harrison’s tomb Feb. 5. Cipolla was the featured speaker at the ceremonies marking the birthday of the ninth president, who was living in North Bend when he was elected president.

Brig. Gen. Frank A. Cipolla places a wreath at the tomb of William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, marking Harrison’s 238th birthday. Cipolla was representing President Barack Obama at the ceremony Feb. 5 in North Bend.

The arrival of the tribute walk for William Henry Harrison’s 238th birthday celebration in North Bend Feb. 5.

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A musket salute is offered by the Nolan Carson Color Guard, Cincinnati Chapter, Ohio State Society Sons of the American Revolution during the celebration. Paul Wilke is the commander of the color guard.

A musket salute by Nolan Carson Color Guard, Cincinnati Chapter, Ohio State Society Sons of the American Revolution.

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More walkers arrive in the snow during the Harrison birthday celebration.

During the birthday celebration of President William Henry Harrison, Charles Wilke, past faithful navigator, member of Most Holy Rosary Assembly, Knights of Columbus, Harrison, waits to present a flag to Brig. Gen. Frank A. Cipolla.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, F E B . 2 4

ART EXHIBITS

Parallel Visions VIII, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Works by more than 70 primary, middle and secondary regional art teachers. Exhibit continues through March 25. Free. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314; www.msj.edu. Delhi Township.

FARMERS MARKET

College Hill Winter Farm Market, 3-5:30 p.m. , College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Includes farm fresh eggs, produce and baked goods from Vernon Yoder, Shadeau Bread and honey from Bee Haven on Grey Road from Gary Stitt, David Rosenberg’s organic micro-greens, local seasonal produce and greens from Billy Davis and Mazie Booth, Urban Farmers and more. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. Through March 24. 542-2739; collegehillfarmmarket.org. College Hill.

HOLIDAY - BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Joyce Young Exhibit, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, African-American artist celebrates life by creating positive images to convey the human spirit. Family friendly. Free. 5217003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, “Groundhog Weather School.” Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Richie and Roe Acoustic Duo, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Pirate’s Den, 3670 Werk Road, 4035333; www.RichieAndRoe.com. Green Township.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Shout! The Mod Musical, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Sound, fashion and freedom of the 1960s. Infectious pop anthems of Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and Lulu. $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 2416550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. The Importance of Being Earnest, 8 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., In this is a farcical comedy of mistaken identities and undiscovered liaisons, a spirited pair of London dandies are keen to win the hands of women they love in 1890s England. Their chosen brides appear to have pathological aversion to any name other than Earnest. $15. Presented by Drama Workshop. Through Feb. 26. 5988303; www.thedramaworkshop.org. Westwood.

PARENTING CLASSES

Prevention and Improving our Children’s Lives Affected by ADD/ADHD, 7-8:30 p.m., Arches at Oak Hills, 6453 Bridgetown Road, Dr. Gary Sweeten speaks on utilizing holistic approach to bring about best overall results for children. Free. 574-7800; www.archesoakhills.com. Green Township.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Western Hills AARP Chapter 3690 Monthly Meeting, 12:30-2 p.m., Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave., Michelle Boutillette, Channel 12 meteorologist, special guest. New members welcome. 941-4911. Westwood. Thursday Lecture Series, 11 a.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Medicare coverage for hearing services. 521-3462. North College Hill.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Holistic Health and Wellness Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Learn simple and effective self-care techniques from wisdom of the centuries and our contemporaries to improve body, mind and spirit connections for overall health. Family friendly. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. F R I D A Y, F E B . 2 5

FOOD & DRINK Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road, $10. 574-3900; www.bridgetownfinermeats.com. Bridgetown. Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., bigg’s Delhi, 5025 Delhi Road, Bargain wines. Three samples with snacks from the deli and fresh meat counter. $2. 354-1700. Delhi Township. MUSIC - OLDIES

Ooh La La and the Greasers, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.

MUSIC - ROCK

The Gamut, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Black Sheep Bar & Grill, 3807 North Bend Road, 4816300. Cheviot.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Shout! The Mod Musical, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 2416550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. The Importance of Being Earnest, 8 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $15. 598-8303; www.thedramaworkshop.org. Westwood. Mixed Nuts, 8 p.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Gymnasium. What happens when a shy, aspiring writer from the Midwest comes to the Big Apple in search of fame and fortune? $10, $9 students and seniors. Presented by Sunset Players Inc. Through March 5. 588-4988. West Price Hill. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 2 6

ART EXHIBITS

Parallel Visions VIII, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; www.msj.edu. Delhi Township.

BENEFITS

Camelot Auction: Jungle Boogie, 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, Gymnasium. Includes hors d’oeuvres, called and silent auctions, dinner and raffles. Music by Mike Davis, “Mr. Entertainment.” Benefits La Salle High School. $80. Reservations required, available at ptrotta@lasallehs.net. 741-2385; www.cincinnatilasalle.net. Green Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Aerial Fitness Class/Flying Trapeze Lessons, 7-8:30 p.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Basketball gym. Focus on building muscle and stamina to learn tricks on aerial silks and Spanish web. $55. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 921-0359. Westwood.

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FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 2-5 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, $10. 574-3900; www.bridgetownfinermeats.com. Bridgetown.

HOLIDAY - BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Joyce Young Exhibit, 8 a.m.-noon, Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 521-7003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township.

HOLIDAY - MARDI GRAS

Mardi Gras Centennial Celebration, 8:30 p.m., Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Road, Dinner, vendors, open bar and silent auction. Benefits Isaac P. Barnes Scholarship Fund. Admission also includes pre-party events Feb. 2425 at Seecretz in Woodlawn and Fairfield Inn & Suites on Chester Road. $75, $60 advance. Tickets available online. 2664228;www.cincinnatiques.org. Springfield Township.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

St. Jude Church Performing Arts Series, 7:30-8:30 p.m., St. Jude Church, 5924 Bridgetown Road, With Ricky Nye Inc. Free, donations accepted. 574-1230. Bridgetown.

NATURE

Maple Sugar Days, Noon-5 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Wilderness Skills: Food, Snares and Signaling, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road.521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

PROVIDED

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., presents “Shout! The Mod Musical,” from Feb. 24 through March 13. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays plus Wednesday, March 9, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $21 and $19 for students, seniors and groups of 20 or more. For more information, call 241-6550 or visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. Pictured from left are cast members Eileen Earnest, Danielle Muething, Melinda Bird, Taryn Bryant and Michelle Wells. S U N D A Y, F E B . 2 7

LECTURES

Winter Lecture Series, 2 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Prohibition: The Noble Experiment in the Queen City. Brian Becker, brewing historian, discusses what Prohibition was like and its impact on the brewing industry and beer culture in the area. Free. 574-1741; www.gacl.org. Green Township.

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Murder Mystery Dinners, 7 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, “Fatal Family Reunion.” Cash bar. Audience participation. Adults. Dinner at 7 p.m. Show starts 8 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m.$34 plus tax; vehicle permit required. Reservations required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. The Importance of Being Earnest, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $15. 598-8303; www.thedramaworkshop.org. Westwood. Mixed Nuts, 8 p.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, $10, $9 students and seniors. 5884988. West Price Hill.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Hooray for Hollywood, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road, Hollywood-themed celebration of 13 years of Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly service to elderly in Greater Cincinnati area. Open bar, buffet dinner, raffles, music with DJ Matt Fry . $80. Presented by Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly. 542-7555. College Hill.

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MUSIC - CONCERTS

Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra, 3 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Jin Hee Kim, violin. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. 941-8956; www.gocmo.org. West Price Hill.

NATURE

Maple Sugar Days, Noon-5 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Wilderness Skills: Survival Challenge, Noon-4 p.m., Winton Woods, Put skills to the test and see if you can survive and emergency scenario in the wilderness. Cost is $10. Registration required online by Feb. 25. Vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. The Ravine to Freedom, 1-3 p.m., LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Hike along one of ravines used by escaping slaves to avoid turnpike (Hamilton Avenue) on their way to abolitionist homes in the area. After hike, view historic maps and documents. Rough hill terrain on and off nature trail. Ages 14 and up. Dress for weather. No pets. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 542-2909. College Hill.

Story of Sisters’ Hill Nature Preserve: Early Years to Current Preservation, 7 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Peg Schmidt, historian from Delhi Historical Society, discusses history of Sisters’ Hill area before Delhi Pike was closed by hillside slippage in 1970s. Includes light refreshments. Free. 284-1046; www.westernwildlifecorridor.org. Delhi Township.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Income Tax Help, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Bring 1099s, W-2s and any other tax forms and last year’s tax returns. Free. Registration required. 521-3462. North College Hill.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Grief Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Support and information on adjusting to change in life and grief over loss, cherishing positive memories, giving up unrealistic expectations that may lead to guilt and frustration. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Monthly Meeting, 9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m., LifeSpring Christian Church, 1373 W. Galbraith Road, Mothers with children from newborns to kindergartners welcome. Free child care provided. Membership: $23.95 per year. Presented by Mothers of Preschoolers - LifeSpring. Through May 4. 522-7707. North College Hill.

PARENTING CLASSES

Workshop for Parents With Special Needs Children, 6-8 p.m. Parent for Success: Tips and methods to relate and respond to your child and increase their positive behavior., Oak Hills Local School District Office, 6325 Rapid Run Road, The Parenting Coalition of Hamilton County along with the Oak Hills School District present training and resources. Includes refreshments and a light meal. Adults only. Free. Registration required. Presented by Oak Hills Local School District. 598-2945; www.oakhills.k12.oh.us. Delhi Township.

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COOKING EVENTS Wilton Cake Decorating Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Michaels-Colerain Township, 9490 Colerain Ave., Decorating Basics: How to bake a great cake, see how to make and color icing and learn the best way to ice the cake. Also practice the three fundamentals of decorating. Fifty percent discount on class fees for January and February classes. Registration required. Through March 2. 741-4710; www.michaels.com. Colerain Township. HOLIDAY - BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Joyce Young Exhibit, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 5217003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township.

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The 31st Anniversary Irish Ceili is 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom. It is a fanciful night of Irish dance, song and music presented by the Cincinnati Irish Cultural Society. Simple dances are called so young and old can join in the fun. More intricate dances will be performed by the world champion McGing Irish Dancers, out of a dance studio in Blue Ash. Music performances will be by Vinegar Hill. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 513-697-1904 or e-mail walker93@fuse.net. Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Feis, an Irish dance competition. Pictured are Cecelia Knox, of West Chester; Grace Kelly, of Loveland; and Hailey McManus, of Batavia, members of the McGing Irish Dancers.

Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. The History of Christianity, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Hader Room. Historian Robert Howe details major events throughout history of Christian religion. Ages 50 and up. Free. 853-4100. College Hill.

PROVIDED

The classic, “Fiddler on the Roof,” kicks up its heels at the Aronoff Center through Sunday, Feb. 27. It is the original Broadway direction and choreography, and stars veteran actor John Preece. Performances are at 8 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 25; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. Tickets are $22.50-$64.50. Call 800-982-2787 or visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.


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Something by the name of Oscar is looking for you voice and expression that can move the minds, hearts and imaginations of millions of people. Though we, too, have voices and expressive abilities, inhibitions and fear restrain the rest of us from acting as well as they. My point is that acting and pretending are not nearly as significant as the challenge you and I have in living our actual and ordinary lives. (That’s proven true by the off-screen lives of many actors and actresses where there is no script to guide their choices.) Most of us live out our lives without adulation, applause, recognition, or a prized statuette named Oscar on our mantles saying, “Very Successful Human Person.” Though the purpose of our life is to become one, (and I think multitudes of ordinary people do so), we do it quietly, gradually, and unproclaimed.

At the Academy Awards each year we honor exceptional actors and actresses. They are fellow humans who have honed their talents to authentically represent certain other persons, real or imagined. Making a movie is a joint effort. One human writes fascinating scripts and plots and gives actors their words and actions. Others design sets and costumes for them and directors oversee their interpretation and execution of their role. Then, after being given all these aspects by other talented people, actors and actresses pretend. They pretend to the best of their abilities that they are someone else. And all the while they know how the story of their pretend-life will turn out by referring to the script. Don’t get me wrong. I am not demeaning actors and actresses. They possess remarkable talents of

When was the last time someone asked for your autograph? “One sad thing about this world is that the acts that take the most out of us are usually the ones that people will never know about,” wrote Anne Tyler. In our ordinary world we can’t live a life of pretense, acting as though we’re somebody else. Shakespeare had his character Polonius state our authentic goal: “This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” Or, as stated another way by St. Francis de Sales, “Be yourself, but be your best self!” And as we live being true to ourselves, think of all our unheralded sacrifices, the hard decisions, the inner struggles gone through on our own in this unpredictable world.

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Recall the responsibilities, honesty, trust and struggle we maintained when we could have despaired. There may have been times of abuse, neglect or betrayals and unfairness we transcended with intense effort. Our efforts were not pretense or play-acting. There were no scripts given us to tell us exactly what to do or say or how it would end up. We walked into the dark and fought our demons alone – and grew up in the process. That’s a thousand times more deserving of an Oscar than a superbly acted movie. And still our lives move on: caring for aged parents or someone terminally ill; mid-life changes handled successfully; marriage problems; premature deaths of people we loved; changing jobs; depression; anorexia; physical challenges; raising children; etc.

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Maybe you’ll watch the Academy Awards and feel so ordinary, especially when compared to the beautiful people in the limelight standing on the Father Lou red carpet. Guntzelman Well, that’s why I wanted to Perspectives write these words and state otherwise. I would like to give you an Oscar for being true to yourself and living your life the best you can. St. Augustine once said: “People travel great distances to admire mountains, oceans, and beautiful scenery, and all the while they walk by the wonder of themselves.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Bring the tropics to your yard with a pineapple If you like really fresh pineapple, and have a year or so, guess what? You can grow your own! Pick a pineapple with good looking foliage on top, especially the center leaves at the crown. Cut off the top at the point where the foliage and fruit come together. Peel off the lower leaves up about an inch or two, and clean off any leftover fruit. Set this aside for a day and let it dry and callus a bit. Now you have two ways to root your pineapple top. One is by simply placing it on top of a glass of water, with the bottom stem in the water (the foliage supports it on top of the glass rim), and give it time to root. Once roots develop, plant

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the rooted pineapple top in a pot with potting soil. Or you can skip that procedure – using a wide shallow pot (with good drainage), filled with a good potting mix, and maybe a few tablespoons of coffee grounds to make the soil more acidic, plant your pineapple top with the stem down into the soil, and the soil is even with the bottom of the foliage. Water well, and mist the foliage with a little diluted water-soluble fertilizer. Pineapples take many of their nutrients from the nutrients dissolved in rainwater, so this will simulate rain feeding. Keep your pineapple in a bright area indoors, moving it outdoors during the sum-

mer, and watch it root and grow. Now, getting a pineapple to set fruit takes time and a little trickery. Give your pineapple about six months to a year to root and grow. Then, place a couple ripe apples in a plastic bag, along with the pineapple plant, and tie it closed. Leave it like this for about a week or so. The ethylene gas produced from the ripening apples will help encourage the pineapple to flower and eventually set fruit. It really does work!

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Not only are bananas really good for you, they’re really good for the soil and your plants! No doubt about it –

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don’t throw out the peel! You see, the banana benefits just keep going because banana peels are good for your soil and for your plants. By adding banana peels back to the soil, they break down, add organic matter back to the soil, and also add nutrients such as potash and phosphorus. Simply cut up your peels in thin slices and toss them in the garden, or in the landscape mulch, or if you want, actually chop them into the soil. And if you have houseplants, take the peels and slide them down between the soil and the side of the pot. That way you add organic matter to your house-

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I love watching what I call “happy” cooks. I mean those cooks who are so jubilant that their entire spirit lights up. That describes Caitlin Steininger perfectly. You may know her as the face behind “Cooking w i t h Caitlin,” a popular blog on Cincinnati.com. Or from her cookRita ing videos, Heikenfeld classes, or Rita’s kitchen even her radio show “What’s Hot” that airs each Sunday 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on 55-WKRC. With sister Kelly Trush and friend Molly Sandquist, Caitlin, as a very young chef, has carved out a sizable niche for herself by following her passion for teaching all things culinary. Caitlin comes from a genuine foodie background. Grandmother Rita MacEachen is a legend here when it comes to authentic Italian food. And you can find her aunt, Patty Bassano, at her own restaurant, Ferrari’s, in Madeira. Joanie Manzo, another aunt, wrote a nutrition book for kids with me. Caitlin’s creativity comes from being a picky eater. “I started cooking in third grade and loved it. My mom and dad are both good cooks,” she said. Her family, including sons Miles, 4, and MacEachen, 18 months, gets the benefit of a mom who is happiest in the kitchen. She can whip up any cuisine you like. From Thai to Irish to Mediterranean, she does it all, laughing as goes.

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Make a healthy salad even better with heart healthy celery seed dressing. Believe It’s Not Butter! … until now. And, why not? It’s what all the healthiest chickens and turkeys are wearing.” 1 whole chicken 2 sticks I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Fresh dill, thyme, marjoram and parsley or your favorite herbs 2 lemons Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Remove any gizzards on the inside of chicken. Separate skin from meat over the breasts and thigh meat. Place in a roasting pan. To your food processor, add your I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! and fresh herbs. Blend until an even consistency. Taking a large scoop with your hand, place under skin. Smear it around so all chicken is covered with the butter mixture. Take the remaining mixture and smear on top of entire chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Slice lemons in half. Place 2 halves of lemon inside bird. Place other 2 halves within the roasting pan. It’ll take 35 to 40 minutes to cook depending on the size of the bird. Once the chicken is firm and juices run clear, or the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, chicken is completely cooked through. Remove from oven and let rest five to 10 minutes. Slice, drizzle lemon juice over top and serve warm.

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Price Hill restaurant faves: • Alex Sebastian’s cucumber sauce. For Debbie Brafford. “This Price Hill restaurant’s sauce is awesome!” It’s thinner in texture than most sauces. Bella Napoli’s salad dressing. The restaurant has closed but was a Price Hill favorite. “A house salad dressing that was to die for.” Debbie Brafford hopes one of his heirs would have the recipe. • Mimi’s carrot raisin muffins. For Amy Hamilton. I was told by this Mason restaurant that if enough folks e-mail the request to their website (www.mimiscafe.com), they will print the recipe. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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tary Occupation Specialty Training where he will be trained in C o m b a t Engineering. Bailey Attending his graduation were his father, Mark Bailey; stepmother, Connie Bailey; brother, Brian Bay and sister-in-law, Julie Bay. Bailey is a 2010 graduate of Oak Hills High School.

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Steps to preplanning a funeral

By Melissa Stewart | Editor Although it can be difficult to think about what will happen at the end of life, many people are choosing to preplan their own funeral or memorial service for the sake of their loved ones. Preplanning can ease stress on family and friends who otherwise would be left making difficult decisions at a time when they are feeling emotionally strained. Preplanning is just as important and necessary as planning any other even in your life. Here are some easy steps to help you through the process.

Step 1. Choose the kind of funeral or memorial service you want. Do you want a funeral or memorial service; do you want this service to be formal or informal? Who do you want involved? A funeral service is a traditional ceremony most often held in a funeral home or place of worship. The body is often

Funeral, memorial service preplanning terminology There are terms related to funeral and memorial services that you need to know, including: Casket or coffin is a box in which a body is buried. Columbarium is a vault with small spaces or niches for cremation urns or containers. Cremation is the method of converting the remains to ashes. Crypt is a space in a mausoleum or other building that holds the remains. Direct cremation is done shortly after death without embalming. present during the service with either an open or closed casket. A memorial service is usually less formal and more personally styled to reflect the life of the one who has passed away. Oftentimes, the memorial service is held after the burial or cremation without the body present.

Direct burial happens shortly after death with no viewing or visitation, so no preservation of the body is necessary. Embalming is a chemical process that is used to temporarily preserve the body. Entombment is burial in a building or structure. Grave liner or outer container is a concrete cover that fits over a casket in a grave to minimize ground settling. This item is optional in some states.

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ments for your physical remains. Consider the different ways to arrange for the disposal of the remains including burial, cremation and donation for transplants, medical teaching, or research institutions. Step 5. Share your preplan ning wishes. Being open and honest with loved ones about your final wishes can ensure their comfort and that your final wishes are made true.

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By Neva Martin | Contributor Recently, Great Britain’s Prince William gave his fiancée the engagement ring of Diana, explaining that he wanted his late mother to have a part in their celebration. In doing so, he was honoring Princess Diana’s memory. Most of us don’t have the resources or the high profile of Prince William to pay such a tribute to those whom we mourn. We can, however, look for other options to keep the memory of our loved one alive for generations to come, in ways big and small. Writing a eulogy to be read at the funeral ceremony is one of the more common customs. You might ask a family member or a close friend of the deceased who can give an articulate tribute. To involve more friends and family, ask several of them to each write a poem about the departed loved one, focusing on specific details, and to read their poem at the ceremony. The poems can be collected and presented as a beautiful montage for family and close friends. Those who are adept at writing could re-create the life of the deceased, focusing on the interests, good deeds and issues that the person followed. Let your family and friends read this biography, asking them for input, then have it published, which will, in effect, immortalize

the loved one. You can also assemble a memory box containing mementoes of the deceased – pictures, clothing, perhaps a favorite cup. Often these mementoes are seen at the memorial ceremony, but having them in a box and put in a place for easy access can also help family and friends in the grieving process. This box can be opened and shown to family members for years to come, again creating a type of immortality for the lost one. A memorial garden can incorporate the healing force of nature, for those who wish to create a living tribute to their loved one. It could be a space in your yard, on your patio, planting a native tree, shrub or flower. These options can be incorporated into a larger memorial, complete with a path, a memorial garden bench paying tribute to the deceased, and offering a place for reflection on that individual’s life journey. It’s also an apt reflection of the path that we all take, symbolizing growth and bloom that alternates with quiet periods of rest and renewal. Eulogy, poems, memory box, memorial garden, even a donation to the loved one’s favorite charity or hobby – these can all celebrate the life the departed in loving and honorable ways. Sources: associatedcomment.com; recover-from-grief.com; lifehackery.com

Donating your body to science By Neva Martin | Contributor Although you may not have a fortune to leave after your time on earth is over, you might want to consider the gift of self – your physical self. It can be an invaluable help for generations to come. Body donations have the potential to save many lives. An earlier diagnosis of cancer, a new treatment for Alzheimer's disease, less invasive methods in operating for brain tumors – these are all procedures that rely on surgeons and researchers having access to human tissue so they can conduct research and training. If you do decide to donate your body to science, one organization to consult is the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). It can help you find a good place to start for an ethical, accred-

ited program, said Greg Loeben, Ph.D., coordinator of the Bioethics Program in Arizona for Midwestern University. “AATB requires members to meet strict standards for record keeping and the distribution and processing of human tissue,” Loeben said. You can also preregister your donation with a local medical school or university. The organization will send you a registration packet that goes over its policies and procedures. Be sure to read it carefully. Medical schools, by law, are not permitted to purchase anyone’s body. If you are satisfied with its policies, you can sign a consent form stating your desire to donate your body. Place it with a copy of your will and other personal documents. You will not be listed as a

donor until you receive a completed form from the institution acknowledging your consent. Be sure that your spouse, adult children and other relatives are aware of your decision, as well as your doctor, so they will know what to do when the time comes. Some institutions may send you a wallet card that will notify authorities at the time of death, making it easier to transport your body properly to the institution. Donating your body to science doesn’t mean you can’t also be an organ donor. Another group to check is the United Network for Organ Sharing (unos.org). This national group oversees organ transplantation procedures in the United States. Sources; eHow.com; aatb.org; unos.org


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Coping with the loss of a loved one

By Neva Martin | Contributor Disbelief, shock, sadness, anger … these are just a few of the emotions you may experience when you lose someone you love dearly. From guilt to despair, from denial to yearning, those feelings are normal as you go through the mourning process. The more significant your loss, the more intense is your grief, whether it’s your spouse, a child or a longtime friend. But grieving is also a highly individual experience and how you grieve depends on many factors, among them your personality and coping style, your faith, and how the loss occurred. More than 40 years ago, psy-

chiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross described what has been called the five stages of grief, based on studies of her patients who faced terminal illness: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. If you are experiencing any of these emotions from a loss, know they are normal and natural, but also know that you do not have to go through each of these stages in order to heal. You may not go through any of them. Still, it doesn’t mean you feel loss any less. Know, though, that coping with your pain is vital to your mental health. Most importantly, allow yourself to grieve.

And, as you experience the emotional pain from the death of your loved one, you can find several ways to help you cope: • Reach out to caring people. Find those relatives and friends who understand you and your feelings of loss. This can include joining support groups that include others, who are experiencing similar losses. • Don’t be afraid to express your feelings. It’s OK to tell caring others about how you feel. This is a step to help you work through the grieving process. • Take care of your physical health. Be sure to stay in regular contact with your family physician. Eat well and get plenty of

rest. And be mindful of the danger of becoming dependent on alcohol or other medications to help you deal with your grief. • Accept that life is for the living. This can be a challenge but is necessary to begin the process of living once again in the present, not dwelling on the past. • Postpone major life changes. Moving, remarrying, changing jobs, having another child – try to hold off on any big decisions. Give yourself time to adjust to your loss. • Have patience. This can be one of the hardest achievements, because it can take months and years to absorb your loss and accept your

changed life. • Seek outside help if necessary. For some, grief may be too hard to bear, but seeking professional assistance to help you work through your pain is a sign of strength, not weakness. Don’t forget: Time is a great healer. You may never stop missing your loved one, but the pain will ease after time and allow you to go on with your life. Sources: healthyplace.com; helpguide.org

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headstone or marker, a burial flag and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, all at no expense to the family. Some veterans could be eligible for burial allowances. Those who desire cremation in a national cemetery would receive the same honors as those desiring a casket burial. These benefits are not automatic, however. For one thing, it is important that family members know the location of the veteran’s discharge papers, to establish eligibility.

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out the country, throughout the year, to honor both active soldiers who have been killed in the line of duty as well as those veterans who served in earlier times. Whatever the arrangements, and however the sad the memorial, it can be comforting to know that the service has honored that family member, that soldier who served our nation so faithfully. Sources: www.cem.va.gov; archives.gov; militaryconnections.com/burial_honors.cfm

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It is also helpful to know the wishes of that family soldier who has served: songs to be sung at the memorial service, comrades to participate, and any other rituals such as the playing of Taps. The military also provides two uniformed members of the armed services to carry out the honors, which include presenting the folded flag to the next of kin. Other rituals may include an honor guard and a rifle firing party to salute the deceased soldier.

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Orville D. Beasley, 63, died Feb. 14. Survived by wife Lana Beasley; children Kristie (John) Jung, David (Andrea) Beasley; mother Edna Beasley; Beasley brother Ed (Judy) Beasley; nephews Ed ( Marina), Greg (Jill) Beasley. Services were Feb. 19 at the Central Parkway Church of God. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Restoration House of Worship, 3233 Triple Crown Drive, North Bend, OH 45052.

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Norma Enginger

Norma Kahny Enginger, 86, Delhi Township, died Jan. 28. Survived by children Ken (Karen) Enginger, Susan (Tom) Ginn; grandmother Anna (Jamie) Seibert, Ken Enginger, Gina (Todd) Burman, Beth (Tim) Enginger Hessel, Alyson, Corey Ginn; great-grandchildren Denny, Tyler, Robbie Seibert, Alyssa, Hayley Burman; brother Don (Jackie) Kahny; sisters-in-law Lena, Adele Kahny; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Alvin Enginger. Services were Feb. 1 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

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Fred Flick

Fred Flick, 71, died Feb. 15. He was a member of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Mechanical Equipment Service Local Union 392. Survived by wife Marlene Miceli-Flick; children Michael (Jenny), Thomas Flick (Heather) Flick, Marjorie (Bryan) Christ; stepdaughter Jana (Shaun Daley) Avey; grandchildren Ben, Olivia, Zack, Derek, Tyler, Noah, Addison, sister Ann Louise (Gerald) Lampe. Preceded in death by wife Diane Flick, grandson Drew, sister Jane (Bob living) Seitzer. Services were Feb. 19 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Vincent de Paul, 1125 Bank St., Cincinnati, OH 45214-2130 or Hospice of Cincinnati, 4360 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Edward J. Hayward, 87, Westwood, died Feb. 1. Survived by wife Marge Hayward; children Edward (Linda) Hayward Jr., Sandy Mahaffee; grandchildren Gloria (Brian) Powers, Dawn Mahaffee, Becky (Sam) Egan; great-grandchildren Micah, Jason, Drew, Mason, Reese, Brynne. Services were Feb. 5 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Donald Jantzen

Donald A. Jantzen, 49, Delhi Township, formerly of Cleves, died Feb. 15. He was a machinist with Setco Industries. Survived by children Terra (Shane) Babbitt, Brandon Jantzen; grandson Caleb Phillips; mother Jantzen Marian Jantzen; siblings Paul, Dave, Steven Jantzen, Judy Guintini, Patty Dooley Storey; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father Paul Jantzen. Services were Feb. 18 at Dennis George Funeral Home.

Joseph Jennings

Joseph Jennings, 79, died Feb. 14. Survived by children Joseph (Cindy), Patricia, Terence (Pam), Dennis (Nina), Brian Jennings, Karen (Jim) Lee, Susan (Greg) Little, Kathleen (John) Dehner; grandchildren Michael, JenJennings nifer, Stephanie

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Little, Douglas, Erica Lee, Seth, Ian Jennings, Zachary, Danielle, Maximilian, Isabella Dehner; former daughter-in-law Roberta Jennings; seven step-grandchildren; two step-greatgrandchildren; eight siblings. Preceded in death by wife Joan Busch Jennings, son Robert Jennings Services were Feb. 21 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Teresa Lawhorn

Teresa Sue Lawhorn, 48, Mount Airy, died Feb. 11. Survived by children Augusta Phillips, Charles Evans; fiancée Keith Elsenor; grandchild Cameron Hennessy; siblings Dana, Randy, Phil, Tiffiney, Kelli, Pam, Kevin. Services were Feb. 18 at Radel Funeral Home.

Richard Ludwig

Richard H. “Deacon” Ludwig, 69, died Feb. 7. He worked for the Ohio Racing Commission. Survived by siblings Antoinette Keliher, Carol (Terry) Roger, Ken (Carla) Ludwig; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Antoinette, Anthony Ludwig, nine siblings. Services were Feb. 19 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Society.

Joyce O’Neill

Joyce Feist O’Neill, 70, Green Township, died Feb. 16. Survived by husband William O’Neill; children Kevin (Teri), Patrick (Joyce) O’Neill, Kathy (Chris) Ahern; grandchildren Christopher, Nicholas, BrenO’Neill dan, Alexa, Valerie, Duncan, Lilyanna; siblings Margie (Bob) Gates, Terri (Tom) Koenig, Gert (Richard) Schweikert, Roni (Art) Frimming, Jim (Juanita) Feist; brothers-in-law Ed (the late Pat) Dean, Norb (the late Jane) Haas; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Maurice, Frieda, Elmer, Lillian, Marian, Joseph, Bill, Lois Ann. Services were Feb. 21 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Ethel Reisinger

Ethel Hopkins Reisinger, 88, Delhi Township, died Feb. 11. Survived by daughter Carol (Wade) Hughes; grandchildren Ed “Butch” (Nancy), Tommy Reisinger, Chrissy (BJ) McAlister, Wade “Bunky” Hughes; siblings Bill Hopkins, Thelma Edwards; daughter-inlaw Nada Reisinger; eight greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Edwin Reisinger Sr., son Edwin

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Patrick Berryman, 20, 4564 Herzog Place, drug possession at 400 block of Pedretti Avenue, Feb. 9. Zachary New, 21, 5019 Alverno Ridge Drive, open container in vehicle at 4200 block of Delhi Road, Feb. 13. Ranee Vaughn, 27, 357 Northern Ave., drug possession at Pedretti Avenue and Fehr Road, Feb. 11. Mike Schulte, 31, 426 Kitty Lane, drug possession at 5300 block of Delhi Road, Feb. 14. Juvenile, criminal damaging at 300 block of Robben Lane, Feb. 7. Kristen Davis, 24, 6530 Parkland Ave., driving under suspension at Hillside Avenue and Cleves Warsaw Road, Feb. 13. Shawn Oiler, 26, 467 Pedretti Ave., driving under suspension at 400 block of Pedretti Avenue, Feb. 8. Edward Pruitt, 57, 3891 Hillside Ave., driving under suspension at Rosemont Avenue, Feb. 8. Brennan Beck, 20, 5518 Delhi Road, driving under suspension at 4900 block of Delhi Road, Feb. 10. Frank Henson, 31, 7501 School Road, driving under suspension at 500 block of Rosemont Avenue, Feb. 9.

Identity theft

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Man reported video game equipment stolen at 5572 Hillside Ave., Feb. 14. Man reported jewelry stolen at 5412 Style Lane, Feb. 12. Woman reported money, medicine stolen at 468 Pedretti Ave., Feb. 8.

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Man reported lawn damaged at 1011 Anderson Ferry Road, Feb. 13. Woman reported information used to open bank account at 448 Hillbrook Drive, Feb. 7.

Theft

Woman reported GPS stolen from vehicle at 1054 Alcliff Lane, Feb. 12. Woman reported wallet stolen at 5060 Kincardine Drive, Feb. 7.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Anthony Ulmer, born 1985, trafficking and drug possession, 1849 Grand Ave., Feb. 10. Caroline Walker, born 1963, drug possession and falsification, 2719 Price Ave., Feb. 11. Harold J. Sloane, born 1979, Theft Under $300, 1239 Ross Ave., Feb. 12. Kevin Brock, born 1981, domestic violence, 3312 W. Eighth St., Feb. 13. Rodney Coulter, born 1963, theft $300 to $5,000, 1043 Woodlawn Ave., Feb. 11. Walter Gilvin Jr., born 1973, theft under $300 and grand theft auto, 3509 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 10. Dawn Caldwell, born 1977, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 11. Adrian Blasingame, born 1979, drug possession, 2719 Price Ave., Feb. 11. Tara Ashbrook, born 1984, possession of open flask and disorderly conduct, Feb. 5. Amado Mazariegos, born 1976, liquor sale to minor, Feb. 2.

Reisinger Jr., brothers Ed, Howard Hopkins. Services were Feb. 16 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Sister Mary Robers

Sister Mary Rose Robers, formerly Sister Mary Assumpta, 77, died Feb. 11. She was a Sister of Charity for 59 years, serving the dioceses of Cleveland, Cincinnati, Lansing, Mich., Nashville, Indianapolis, Robers Venice, Fla., and Savannah, Ga. Her assignments include teaching at St. William and serving director of religious education at Sts. Peter and Paul. Survived by siblings Joseph, Tom, Bill, Don, Dan Robers, Ann Thompson, Lois Shipp, Sue Bucheit; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Robert, Gary Robers, Betty Stalford, Ginny Weimer. Services were Feb. 17 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Motherhouse. Memorials to: Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

Sister Joan Rutterer

Sister Joan Rutterer, formerly Sister Mary Isabella, died Feb. 12. A Sister of Charity for 68 years, she served the dioceses of Santa Fe, N.M., Detroit, Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati, including teachRutterer ing at St. Dominic, St. Lawrence, Seton High School and Marian High School. She also was principal and teacher at the former St. Joseph Maternity Home High School. Survived by sister Lois Bourgraf; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers Edward, Paul Rutterer. Services were Feb. 18 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Motherhouse. Memorials to: Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

Ruth Tiettmeyer

Ruth Hudson Tiettmeyer, 87, Covedale, died Feb. 3. Survived by husband Ralph Tiettmeyer; children Gail (Bill) Curtis, David Tiettmeyer; two nieces; one great-niece. Services were Feb. 13 at Tiettmeyer Dalbert, Woodruff &

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. John Westminster Union Church, 1085 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233, Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220 or Mercy Hospital-Western Hills Auxiliary, 3131 Queen City Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Elizabeth Tully

Elizabeth Von Rissen Tully, 93, Delhi Township, died Feb. 13. She owned a restaurant. Survived by children Robert E. (Carolyn) Tully, Elizabeth Jane (Ernie) Loehl; 12 grandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren; six great-greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Robert W. Tully, daughter Barbara Wallace. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home.

Thomas Willoughby

Thomas Willoughby, 52, died Feb. 7. He was a contractor for Doyle Brock Construction. Survived by wife Marilyn Mattingly; stepchildren Jonathan, Larry Mattingly, Tabatha Saxton; brothers Albert, Willoughby Maurice Willoughby; 10 step-grandchildren. Services were Feb. 14 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Ronald Wittwer

Ronald M. Wittwer, 70, died Feb. 11. He owned Helmart Co. Inc. Counter Top Manufacturing. Survived by wife Marlene Wittwer; children Jeff (Lisa), Mark (Monica) Wittwer, Denise (David) Martin; sisters Janet Wittwer Hansjergen, June Lack; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Jack, Deanna Wittwer, LaVern Haberthier. Services were Feb. 19 at St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Church, Bright, Ind. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 402, Cincinnati, OH 45241 or Dearborn County Hospice, 370 Bielby Road, Suite 1, Lawrenceburg, IN 40725 or St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Church, 23345 Gavin Lane, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.

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. Brandon A. Smith, born 1981, possession of open flask, 3603 W. Eighth St., Feb. 2. Delezli Hickman, born 1983, drug abuse and disorderly conduct, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 12. Felipe Alvarado-Santiago, born 1979, criminal trespass, 965 Grand Ave., Feb. 13. George Martin Vandegraft, born 1970, building code violation, Feb. 6. Joel Christopher Lee, born 1980, criminal damaging or endangering, Feb. 5. Latwan R. Woods, born 1991, falsification, 1790 Grand Ave., Feb. 10. Marco Reynoso, born 1987, obstruction of official business, 3218 Glenway Ave., Feb. 12. Maryssa Heflin, born 1991, drug abuse, 729 Elberon Ave., Feb. 8. Matthew A. Richardson, born 1990, drug abuse, 729 Elberon Ave., Feb. 8. Rakinya Hewell, born 1988, possession of drugs, Feb. 8. Shannon Owens, born 1969, domestic violence, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 14. Yvonne D. Minley, born 1958, obstruction of official business, Feb. 7. James L. Depue, born 1959, assault, 6400 Gracely Drive, Feb. 11. Christina Allen, born 1979, theft of drugs, 162 Richardson Place, Feb. 11. Sharon Robinson, born 1987, receiv-

ing stolen property, 6822 Home City Ave., Feb. 11. James Edward Sweet, born 1967, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal trespass and menacing, 4629 Glenway Ave., Feb. 11. Joseph Johnson, born 1979, domestic violence, 814 Overlook Ave., Feb. 9. Randall E. Orr, born 1966, possession of open flask and disorderly conduct, 750 Pedretti Ave., Feb. 13. Toni M. Margeson, born 1977, obstruction of official business, 4441 W. Eighth St., Feb. 10. William Roseberry, born 1983, temporary protection order violation and assault, 4373 W. Eighth St., Feb. 12. Curt Watson, born 1985, obstruction of official business, 1610 Minion Ave., Feb. 13. Mark Walker, born 1982, trafficking, drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug abuse instruments, 4209 Glenway Ave., Feb. 8. Ryan L. Cupp, born 1992, aggravated robbery, 4420 Glenway Ave., Feb. 9. Ashley C. Beck, born 1989, permit drug abuse, 4209 Glenway Ave., Feb. 8. Dacia Ann Barker, born 1979, criminal damaging or endangering, 1258 Beech Ave., Feb. 8.


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