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Students see red in message By Heidi Fallon

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Breaking records

Oak Hills senior tailback is a football record holder Rushing against the second-ranked team in the state (Colerain), Tommy Konkoly set single-season school records in rushing yards (1,431) and rushing touchdowns (16) and tied the single-season record in points (102). FULL STORY, A7

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Delhi Middle School’s Student Council is making sure students, as well as anyone who passes the Foley Road building, see red. The annual Red Ribbon Week is being celebrated with red ribbons in each of the school’s 233 windows. “It’s a week devoted to reminding students the importance of being drug-free,” said Brandy Smith, one of two Student Council advisers. The message is being heard. “If you grow up doing drugs,” said sixth-grader Howie Zade, “you’re not going to be successful and not be able to do much of anything.” Smith and co-adviser Kim Schibi came up with a theme for each day of the Red Ribbon Week. They had a mixed-up clothes day for “don’t get mixed up in drugs” theme. Another day, students could don crazy socks for a “using drugs is crazy” message. If students wanted to add a cap with a sports jersey for “team up against drug day, they had to ante up a $1. Smith said the donations were going to the Honor Flight Network, which takes veterans to


Delhi Middle School sixth-graders help School Resource Office Bill Murphy hang one of the 233 red reminders the school’s Student Council made for Red Ribbon Week. From left is Howie Zade, Kenyon Hairston, Jeremy Bardonaro and Karen Connelly. Washington, D. C. “We’ll be collecting money for

Honor Flight until Veterans Day,” Smith said. “The $1 cap idea seemed

like a great way to couple the donations with Red Ribbon Week.”

Delhi Twp. hopes for savings with refinancing By Heidi Fallon


Trading their usual uniforms for pink T-shirts, Delhi Township firefighters unload a bed from the back of a squad. From left is Brian Wandstrat, Bob Baker, Fire Chief Bill Zoz and Chris Hautman.

Firefighters sport pink T-shirts By Heidi Fallon

Delhi Township firefighters have traded in their usual attire for bright pink T-shirts. The department donned the shirts through October as their gesture for breast cancer awareness. All proceeds from the T-shirts firefighters bought, plus their own $500-plus donation, will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization for breast cancer research, edu-

cation and health services. “It was Joe Stoffolano, one of our full-time firefighters, who came up with the idea,” said Fire Chief Bill Zoz. “Both the full- and part-time firefighters unions are sponsoring the T-shirt campaign.” With the township fire logo on the front, the back of the T-shirts proclaims that the department “Cares Enough to Wear Pink.” “It’s a way to help and raise awareness,” said firefighter Brian Wandstrat.

Students take precaution – down the street Students at Sayler Park Elementary School took an unexpected trip during the wind and strom storm Oct. 26. According to Theresa Brown, the director of the Sayler Park Recreation Center, students walked from the school – which is holding classes in trailers as a new school is being built – to the rec center about 11:30 a.m. in anticipation of the high winds.

The rec center is just down the block from the school on Home City Avenue. Brown said school Principal Gary Vale decided to walk the students down the block after hearing weather warnings. The students played games or watched television for about one and a half hours before walking back to school.

Newly appointed Delhi Township Fiscal Officer Cheryl Sieve will be flying to New York next week with hopes of saving the township close to a half a million dollars. Sieve and township trustees are working to refinance $5.9 million of the $8.4 million in bonds the township sold in 2001. The money was used to build the Rapid Run Road and Neeb Road fire stations Sieve and buy equipment. Sieve said in reviewing township finances after taking office in August, she determined the economic climate and lower interest rates make it feasible to refinance the bonds now. She said Ken Ryan, the fiscal officer she replaced, had done the same bond refinance review in 2007 but the rates weren’t low enough to make it worth the process. “It’s just like refinancing a home mortgage,” Sieve said. “If we’re successful, we will save $440,000, and that’s a conservative estimate.” The bonds will mature periodically; the last bond will mature in 2021. The procedure to refinance mandates trustees hire both a bond counsel and an underwriter to verify township finances. Mary Sullivan, Green Township resident and an attorney with Peck Shaffer Williams, the bond counsel the township hired, said the refinancing makes good economic sense. “If they’re successful, they will have saved their residents $440,000 which is a tremen-

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Price Hill teen continues benefit race By Kurt Backscheider

Taylor Hensley said she would like this year’s Concentrate on the Finish Line benefit race to be the biggest yet. “It would be great if we could raise a lot of money this year,” said Hensley, a senior at Seton High School. “It’s our fifth annual race this year.” The Price Hill teen started the event when she was an eighth-grader at St. William School. Five years later she’s still committed to raising money in honor of an Elder High School junior who died from cancer when he was 17.

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Hensley is once again organizing a 5K run/walk as a token of appreciation for Linda Geil, her former art teacher at St. William School. “The race is in honor of Mrs. Geil’s son, Andy. He passed away in 2003 at the age of 17,” Hensley said. “She is such a wonderful teacher, and her willingness to always help people when they are in need inspired me to do this race.” All the proceeds from the fifth annual 5K benefit the St. William/Andy Geil Scholarship Fund, she said. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students attending St. William School and Elder and Seton


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high schools. Hensley said she decided to organize the event five years ago after talking with her mother about how much Mrs. Geil means to St. William School and parish. The fundraiser is a 5K race because Andy Geil ran track at Elder, she said. Hensley said the event has raised more than $10,000 for the scholarship fund since being established. “I plan to carry it on as long as I can,” she said. “I do it because I know what it means to the Geil family, and it is such a positive event for the St. William community and the Price Hill area.” She said each year she enjoys seeing how thrilled Mrs. Geil is for the turnout and response to honor her son. “The race is for a great cause,” Hensley said. “All the hard work it takes to organize it is worth it in the end.” The cost to participate is $15 for students ages 17

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A trio of runners from Elder High School traverse the route during the annual Concentrate on the Finish Line race. The 5K race raises money for the Andy Geil Scholarship Fund. Geil, who died at age 17 from cancer in December 2003, was a junior at Elder who ran track and played in the band. and younger, and $20 for adults who register by Saturday, Nov. 6. The fee includes a T-shirt and refreshments after the race. Registration the day of the event begins at 8 a.m. and costs $25 per person. T-

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dous boost to Delhi Township residents,” Sullivan said. “It’s a very prudent step to take.” Sieve will go to New

shirts will be available while they last for those who register the day of the race. “Everyone always seems to have a good time and we have plenty of food and refreshments after the race,” Hensley said.

For more information about the race, and to learn how to register, visit Those interested may also contact Hensley at 921-2424, or via e-mail at

York Nov. 11 to give the required financial presentation to the rating agency representatives. Sullivan said neither her firm nor the R. W. Baird and Co. underwriting firm are paid unless the refinancing is approved. Sieve said their fees are based on a formula of the

approved percent rates. “We are constantly looking for ways to save money and be as fiscally responsible as we can be for our residents,” said Trustee Mike Davis. “Refinancing is allowing us to save a significant amount, both now and in the future.”

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Sister Patricia Cruise resigned as president of Seton High, an all-girls Catholic school, during Seton’s board of trustees meeting last week. Board chairwoman Barbara Trotta said last week that Cruise held the position for about a year and a half but “sometimes your talents may not fit the job.” She said Cruise decided to resign; the board did not request it. Principal Donna Viox Breigger was named interim CEO. Trotta said the board has not decided whether to replace Cruise permanently. “We’re going to look at every option available,” she

said. “We’ll revisit the presidentprincipal model and see what happens.” Typically, Cruise presidents are in charge of fundraising, finances and top administration. Principals typically deal with day-to-day academic and school operations. Cruise came to Seton after heading Covenant House International, one of the largest privately funded child-care agencies in North and Central America, based in New York City. She has family in Cincinnati. Cruise did not return a phone call for comment.

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Marketplace due to its huge parking lot and its central Two West Side restaurant location. and bar operators hope to “We think we’re going to bring life back to an ailing get some cross shopping,” Green Township shopping said Larry Hemsath, who center. has owned the Pirate’s Den Champions Bar & Grille sler said. By Heidi Fallon for the past four years. The “There is an increase is and the Pirate’s Den will new Pirate’s Den will be teens removing drugs that reopen their venues later 7,000 square feet, twice the size of its old location, with The Delhi Township they have no idea what this year in Cincinnati Mara 160,00025 flat screen televisions, a Police Department is hav- they are or what the effects ketplace, full bar menu and a weeking its second prescription will be and either taking square-foot strip center between Glenway Avenue end lineup of well-known drug drop-off day Saturday, them or selling them.” For the water district, and Werk Road. It’s a comregional acts like The Nov. 13. Menus and the Naked Delhi police and the Haussler said proper dispos- plex fresh out of foreclosure, Karate Girls. Hamilton County Soil and al of the pharmaceuticals with only a handful of ten“We don’t think that Water Conservation District protects the county’s water ants. CMPC LLC, a New Jersey are teaming up for what’s supply. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/STAFF there is a venue on the west “Some people might oth- investor, bought the center The Pirate’s Den and Champions Bar & Grille are scheduled to open soon in the side of town that will offer called the Southwest Ohio DROP for dispose responsi- erwise flush the medicines for $2.8 million at a July Cincinnati Marketplace retail center in Green Township. Champions will be the high quality bands like where they end up in the sheriff’s auction. Since then, located a couple doors down, to the left of the Pirate’s Den. we do,” Hemsath said. bility of pharmaceuticals. Champions will occupy Police Lt. Darryl Haussler water system,” Haussler real estate broker Mike They had previously shared the 3,500 square feet, a smaller space Ziegler of Colliers International has said there will be secure said. The police department worked to reposition it as a West Side same landlord, Champions in a build- than its old restaurant, but with the containers for people to drop ing on Crookshank Avenue and the same focus on pub grub and sports, off their prescription and had a drug drop-off day “Restaurant Row.” “Our goal is to end up with 20,000 Pirate’s Den nearby on Anderson said Bill O’Conner, managing partner over the counter medicine several months ago that was in conjunction with the to 25,000 square feet of restaurants Ferry. Both operators closed earlier of its ownership group. bottles. A re-vamped menu will let diners The collection site will be Drug Enforcement Adminis- and entertainment venues,” he said. this year when their leases were up. Because Champions is a family bar build their own burgers and salads. “It has to be a destination.” at Bigg’s, 5025 Delhi Road, tration. Champions and the Pirate’s Den and restaurant and Pirate’s Den focus- Champions will also offer signature Police Chief James from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items that cannot be Howarth said police collect- will be the first tenants to open, and as es more on evening entertainment, the wings and a wide variety of craft two ownership groups thought locat- beers. accepted are needles, ed more than 50 pounds of early as Wednesday, ing together could be mutually Nov. 24. It will have dozens of flat screen syringes, lancets and any pills. beneficial. The collections are taken televisions and subscriptions to all the infectious materials. They liked the major sports television packages. An “This is really a great to Indianapolis to be incinoutdoor patio will also offer seating for way for us to keep prescrip- erated, Howarth said. For more informaabout 45. tion drugs out of the hands Ziegler is still in negotiations with of teens and out of the reach tion, call police at two other regional restaurateurs, a of young children,” Haus- 922-0600. pizza parlor and chili restaurant. He hopes to also bring a family entertainment concept or a discount operator to spaces in the center formerly occupied by Country Fresh Market and Drug Emporium. Some existing tenants will also stay. Big Lots recently renewed a lease there for five years. Sally’s Beauty Supply, Lasting Image Salon, an endoscopy center, The Cincinnati Park Board laundromat and a U.S. post successfully competed to office also will continue to receive the award of a operate. Miss Kitty’s bar $451,000 federal grant and closed to make way for the $300,000 in private funds two new venues. for the installation of Solar New commitment to the Photovoltaic panels at 13 tired center is positive, said Park facilities. Green Township DevelopUpon completion of these ment Director Adam Goetznew installations by Decemman. But he hopes that ber of 2010, the Park Board someday, that center and will be the owner of the adjacent properties could be 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 largest number of solar-powfully redeveloped into an “Assisting young men in their formation as leaders and men for others through rigorous college preparation ered facilities in Ohio. entertainment district or for a in the Jesuit tradition since 1831.” According to Andrew Ritch, major national retailer. director of renewable energy 600 W. North Bend Road A building across the parking strategy and compliance, Duke lot from the Marketplace, owned Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 • 513.761.7600 Energy Corp., “The Cincinnati Park by Kimco Realty Corp., is more @stxlongblueline Board’s strategy for systematically than half vacant with only a Toys adding new, renewable sources of “R” Us store. 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Mercy taking stage to ‘Chicago’

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Mother of Mercy High School’s performing arts students are bringing the award-winning Broadway musical “Chicago” to the West Side. More than 75 students in the cast and the 120 students in the crew have been rehearsing for 10 weeks to prepare for the production. “All the students are talking about it,” said Jenna Hartmann, a Mercy senior performing in the show. “It’s the buzz of the school.” She said students in the school’s performing arts organizations were excited Mercy was able to get the rights to the musical. “We’re the first all-girls school in the country to perform it,” Hartmann said. “It’s such a woman-powered show with strong female characters, which is great for an all-girls school.” Lisa Bodollo, director of Mercy’s fine arts program, said she’s been working for two years to get the rights to “Chicago.” “It’s going to be fabulous,” she said. “This will be my 19th show here at Mercy and it’s the most challenging musical I’ve directed.” Bodollo said the show features an old-fashioned, vaudeville style, and it’s filled with rich, fun characters who play to an interesting plot line. She said the cast and crew is comprised of talented students and they’ve all come together great as a team. The male actors in the show come from Elder, La Salle, Roger Bacon, St. Xavier and Taylor high schools. Tim Wise, a senior at Taylor, said this is the first show he’s done at a different high school and it’s been interesting to see how they prepare for shows at Taylor compared to the rehearsals at Mercy. He plays Billy Flynn, and said he enjoys playing the part of a snob. “This is possibly one of my favorite roles because I get to be really arrogant,” Wise said. “It’s a lot of fun.”


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Jen Kolde, a second grade teacher at Oakdale Elementary School, in Bridgetown, gives a science demonstration to her class on Oct. 15. Every Friday the class does a new fun science experiment.

Ava McCoy, a second grader at Oakdale Elementary School, works on a science experiment to make “jumping beans” using rice, food coloring and other secret ingredients, with her classmates. AMANDA DAVIDSON/STAFF


From left, Holly Reckers, Andrew Sena and Jen Drout are just a few of the high school students preparing to star in Mother of Mercy High School’s performance of the musical, “Chicago.” Bodollo said the students are mentored by college students and area professionals to help them develop their talents in everything from singing, dancing and acting to set design, lights, costume design and hair and makeup. Mercy senior Kara Redder is the stage manager in charge of all

‘All that Jazz’ Mother of Mercy High School’s production of the musical, “Chicago,” is set to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6. There is also a performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. All performances are at the College of Mount St. Joseph Theater. Tickets are $12 per person and are available in Mercy’s main office, the box office at Mount St. Joseph or online at

the show’s technical aspects. She said this is her first year being involved in school productions, and she’s enjoyed seeing students design and make all the costumes needed to resemble the style in 1920s Chicago. “It’s been really cool,” Redder said. “We have a really amazing crew.” Mercy junior Kelsey Niehauser, a dancer in the show, said there are 22 dance routines in the musical, and students have been working hard to master all the steps. “The choreography is harder than most shows we’ve done here,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun and it looks really cool.” Bodollo said audiences will be in for a treat. “It’s definitely a big show-stopping musical,” she said. “It’s so incredibly fun to watch.”


Members of Mercy High School’s select dance team will be featured in the school’s production of “Chicago.” Dance team members include Rachel Baker, Ellen Bastin, Kristen Brauer, Mykayla Cassidy, Kelsey Kleiman, Monica Phipps, Maggie Poplis, Leonie Riebesam, Mandolin Schreck and Ashley Tomlinson.


Pictured from front left are St. Ursula students Andrea Vessel, Emily Cosco, Natalie Hamilton, Emilie Lanter, Mary Jo Bissmeyer, Shannon Melvin, Elizabeth Milleaand Arielle Waller; second row, Marie Salcido, Megan Daniher, Natalie Bryans, Nicole Hird, Emma Breyer, Samantha Rogers, Eileen Brady, Kendall Sherman and Lauren Billy.

St. Ursula seniors named National Merit semifinalists Seventeen seniors from St. Ursula Academy have received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for 2010. Thirteen of the students, or 8.1 percent of the senior class, earned semifinalist status, ranking St. Ursula among the top 10 girls’ high schools in the nation this year for the percentage of semifinalists. They entered the scholarship competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. In addition, St. Ursula is home to National Merit Commended Students, a National Achievement Scholar, a National Achievement Outstanding Participant and a National Hispanic Scholar. Two students were recognized in more than one category. The National Merit Semifinalists from St. Ursula Academy are: • Lauren Billy of East Walnut Hills; • Mary Jo Bissmeyer of Springfield Township; • Eileen Brady of Union Township; • Emma Breyer of Milford; • Natalie Bryans of Montgomery; • Emily Cosco of Clifton; • Nicole Hird of Colerain Township; • Emilie Lanter of White Oak; • Shannon Melvin of White Oak; • Samantha Rogers of Hyde Park;

• Marie Salcido of Anderson Township; • Kendall Sherman of Anderson Township; and • Arielle Waller of Fairfield. They are among 16,000 semifinalists who will have an opportunity to compete next spring for 8,400 Merit Scholarship awards worth $36 million. Salcido also was named a National Hispanic Scholar as one of the 5,000 highest-scoring Hispanic/Latino students in the United States and U.S. territories. Waller also was named a semifinalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Program for black high school students. She is one of 1,600 students who now have the opportunity to compete for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth $2.5 million. The National Merit Commended Students are: • Megan Daniher of Batavia; • Natalie Hamilton of Eastgate; and • Elizabeth Millea of Delhi Township. Commended Scholars placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition. Andrea Vessel of West Chester was named a National Achievement Outstanding Participant, which means she placed among the top 3 percent of more than 160,000 black high school students.


Hannah Mikes said she is humbled and overwhelmed by the way her husband’s colleagues have come to the aid of her family. Her husband, Dale, a deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, is on a transplant list awaiting a new liver, and has spent many weeks this year in the hospital. The Monfort Heights resident and father of four tries to work as many hours as he can, but he’s been on sick leave for most of the year because most days he can’t physically do it. Fellow deputies have been donating vacation time to Mikes to keep him off disability insurance because if he receives any type of disability payment he would not be eligible to return to the sheriff’s office as a deputy. His law enforcement brothers and sisters have donated enough time to keep him away from any disability insurance until February. “It’s completely and totally humbling they would do so much for us,” Hannah Mikes said. “Every family has a unique story and their little quirks. This one is ours.” After becoming ill for unknown reasons, Mikes, a 10-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, was referred to the Mayo Clinic. During his visit there he was diagnosed with celiac disease, and after additional testing he was informed he also suffers from autoimmune hepatitis. The disease causes his body’s immune system to attack his liver, slowly destroying it. Not satisfied with simply donating vacation time to Mikes, his fellow deputies are also organizing a benefit to help his family with the mounting medical bills. Lt. Rick Neville said deputies are coming togeth-


Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy Dale Mikes, left, is congratulated by Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Lies Jr. upon receiving the Sheriff’s 2009 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award. Mikes is awaiting a liver transplant and his fellow deputies are hosting a benefit for him and his family. er to help Mikes because he is such a stand-up guy. “He’s a very hard worker who is very dedicated to his profession, and he’s worked as much as he could,” Neville said. “Dale is a good-hearted, caring person. He’s a great family man and a great dad.” Neville said as law enforcement officers they serve the public and have a natural instinct to come to the aid of others. “We would do this for anyone who needs the assistance, it just happens to be one of our own,” he said. Neville said the benefit is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Woodlands Reception Hall, 9680 Cilley Road, in Whitewater Township. Tickets are $20 per person. The event features a buffet dinner, split-the-pot, silent auction, raffles and live music by Ridge Runner. Businesses are invited to be table sponsors. Neville said about 200 tickets have already been sold, and the event has received tremendous support from several area law enforcement agencies and members of the Cincinnati Fire Department. Hannah Mikes said not only will the event giver her family some financial relief,

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but she and her husband are also looking forward to it because it will be a nice evening out for them. “It’s going to be a date night for us,” she said. She said she can’t thank the deputies enough for all their support. “They’ve just come together in an amazing way,” she said. “It’s a bit overwhelming. I’m floored.” Those interested in attending or being a table sponsor can contact Neville at 919-7155 or his wife, Donna, at 919-7234. They are also available via e-mail at Donations are also being accepted at the Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union under the name Dale Mikes Fund.

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Konkoly rewrites Oak Hills school records

By Tony Meale

In the final game of his high school career – playing on the road against the second-ranked team in the state – Oak Hills High School senior tailback Tommy Konkoly carved his name in the school record books. During a 48-6 loss to Colerain Oct. 29, Konkoly rushed a season-high 39 times for 175 yards and one touchdown to set singleseason school records in rushing yards (1,431) and rushing touchdowns (16) and tie the single-season record in points (102). “I think he’s definitely cemented himself as one of the top tailbacks to ever come out of Oak Hills,” Highlanders head football coach Kurry Commins said. “I’ve coached Division-I players, and Tommy’s the best kid I’ve coached at tailback.” Konkoly entered the game needing 95 rushing

yards and one rushing touchdown to break the previous Oak Hills marks of 1,350 yards, Konkoly which was set by Shad Wetterich in 1992, and 15 rushing touchdowns, which was set by Jimmy Dan Conners in 2004. The points record was set by Mark Bonfield in 1988. Konkoly entered the game with 96 points on the season and 138 for his career; he finishes with 144, which is second all-time to Conners, who had 176. Konkoly is also the first Highlander to rush for 1,000 yards since Oak Hills joined the GMC in 2000. “It has to be the offensive line,” Konkoly said. “They come to work hard every day, and when they do their job, it becomes real easy for me.” Commins attributed Konkoly’s success to a

HIgh school football week 10

Elder 31, La Salle 28 (OT)

The Panthers trailed 14-0 at halftime before reeling of 21 unanswered points. Senior defensive back Ian Gunn sparked the comeback with a 51yard interception return for a touchdown. Freshman kicker Matthew Murray booted the game-winning 24-yard field goal in overtime to deny La Salle its first undefeated regular season and outright league title in school history. Senior Ben Coffaro touched the ball 49 times for 253 all-purpose yards, including 41 carries for 170 yards. He had two touchdowns – a 5yard reception that tied the game at 14 and a 1-yard plunge that gave Elder a 28-21 lead with 2:26 left in the fourth quarter. He led the GCL with 1,675 all-purpose yards. Junior Ben Gramke was 17-of-28 for passing for 138 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Junior wide receiver Jeff Vorherr finished with a team-high six catches for 59 yards. The Panthers forced three turnovers and got fumble recoveries from seniors Jacob Lindsey and Michael Mellott. Elder finishes the regular season 4-5 (1-2).

Colerain 48, Oak Hills 6

Highlanders senior Tommy Konkoly got Oak Hills on the board with a 1-yard touchdown run with 4:16 remaining in the game. Konkoly finished with 39 rushes for 175 yards and a touchdown to break several single-season school records. Senior Justin Hildreth and sophomore Ben Rothwell split time at quarterback; each finished 4-of-6 through the air. Senior Jacob Allison had gamehighs of six catches for 79 yards. Oak Hills finishes the season 4-6 overall and 2-5 in the GMC. The Highlanders finished 3-7 each year from 2007 to 2009.

Western Hills 43, Amelia 22

Western Hills finished its regular season with a 43-22 win over Amelia Oct. 30 and improved to 7-3 on the season. Western Hills junior running back Dion Dawson rushed 12 times for 171 yards and a score. Sophomore quarter Cameron Washington was efficient going 12of-15 for 170 yards and three touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Tyler Jones caught four passes for 58 yards and two touchdowns.


Oak Hills running back Tommy Konkoly (8) runs the ball against Anderson in the first quarter of their game Aug. 27 at Nippert Stadium. strong work ethic. “I think what separates Tommy is how well he conditions his body in the offseason; he’s constantly in

the weight room, and he’s totally transformed his body since his freshman year,” Commins said. “This league is full of great tailbacks. I’m

not sure if Tommy’s the best athlete, but his commitment to put himself in a position to be healthy and endure the GMC grind has made the difference.” Of course, even if Konkoly were injured, he might have played anyway. “I’ve always been raised to play (through pain); if I’m hurt, I (shake it off) and get back out there,” he said. “It’s my senior season, and no matter how bad something hurts, I’m not coming off the field.” A four-year varsity letterman, Konkoly started several games at wide receiver as a freshman and played wideout and tailback as a sophomore. He switched exclusively to running back as an upperclassman. Konkoly, who scored the record-breaking touchdown with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, became just the second player to rush for more than 100 yards against Colerain this season (the other


Konkoly named Athlete of the Week Senior running back Tommy Konkoly was named Oak Hills High School Athlete of the Week for his outstanding accomplishments on the football field. was Hamilton senior Devin Jarrett, who ran for 111). Colerain entered the game against Oak Hills yielding just 77.3 rushing yards per game. Additionally, Konkoly holds the top two singlegame rushing totals in school history; he rushed for 254 yards against Princeton Oct. 22, breaking his previous record of 252, set at Loveland Sept. 10. Konkoly has no official scholarship offers but is garnering interest from several schools, including Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Central Michigan and Thomas More. “Tommy’s dedicated to excellence,” Commins said. “You can’t just say you want to be great. You have to do the work – and he did the work.”

Panthers play spoilers to Lancers By Tony Meale

The La Salle High School football team fell short in its bid for the program’s first-ever outright GCL-South title, losing 3128 in overtime to Elder Oct. 29 at The Pit. The Lancers took a 140 lead into halftime but allowed 21 unanswered points after the break. “We had two turnovers they turned into touchdowns, and (Elder) had all the momentum,” La Salle head football coach Tom Grippa said. “You can’t TONY MEALE/STAFF make mistakes in our La Salle senior wideout Matt Woeste league and win. The talent runs off the field all smiles after giving level is too even.” La Salle a 14-0 lead. The Lancers, trailing by a touchdown twice in the winning streak dating back fourth quarter, took 21 to last season is the longest seconds to tie the game at in school history. 21 and 1:14 to tie the • The 2010 squad is the game at 28. first to win nine games in “I knew we’d rally,” one year and the first to Grippa said. “Our kids had start a season 9-0. fight.” • La Salle (9-1, 2-1) But a 24-yard field goal won a share of its second by Elder freshman kicker league title in school histoMatthew Murray gave the ry and its first since 1995. Panthers the win. • Senior quarterback La Salle hasn’t beaten Drew Kummer set a singleElder at The Pit since sur- season school record with viving an overtime thriller 24 passing touchdowns, in October 1992, the same surpassing A.J. Nieman, year many of the Lancers’ who had 22 in 1983. current seniors were born. • Kummer also led the The Panthers’ head coach GCL in passing yards with that year? Tom Grippa. 2,116 (no other quarter“We lost,” Grippa said, back broke 1,700), pass“but we still did things this ing yards per game year that La Salle football (211.6) and passer rating has never done.” (160.8); he also led GCLIt’s hard to argue with South quarterbacks with that. 319 rushing yards and five Consider: rushing touchdowns. • La Salle’s 10-game


Elder junior wide receiver Jeff Vorherr gets taken down by two La Salle defenders. Vorherr finished with a team-high six catches for 59 yards.


La Salle High School senior quarterback Drew Kummer throws a touch pass to the corner end zone during a 31-28 overtime loss against Elder Oct. 29 at The Pit. Kummer finished 16-of-36 passing for 257 yards and three touchdowns; he also rushed 12 times for 31 yards and a score. The Lancers (9-1, 2-1) were gunning for their first undefeated regular season and outright league title in school history, but they still managed to earn a share of the league title, something La Salle hadn’t accomplished since 1995. • Senior wide receivers Rodriguez Coleman (872) and Matt Woeste (733) finished first and second, respectively, in the GCL in receiving yards; Coleman led the league with 14 touchdown receptions – five more than Roger Bacon senior Mike Jackson, who finished second with nine – while Woeste tied for third with six. • Woeste broke the school record for career receiving yards set by Keith Reganhard, who played in the early 1980s. • The Lancers finished second in the GCL to Fenwick in scoring offense with 34.9 points per game. • The Lancer defense led the GCL in yards per game allowed (224.1), was second in rushing yards per game allowed (117.3) and third in points per game allowed (15.3). La Salle also had other noteworthy accolades. As a team, La Salle averaged 5.6 yards per carry. Senior tailback Matt Farrell led the way with 125 rushes for 848 yards – 6.8 yards per carry – and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, junior linebacker Joe Burger tied for third in the GCL-South with five sacks, while senior linebacker Ben Ingle tied for second with three interceptions. “Offensively, this is the

best team I’ve had at La Salle,” Grippa said. “Defensively, I don’t think we’re as good as the ’05 team, but this is the best overall team I’ve had at La Salle.” Now the Lancers begin anew with their first playoff appearance since 2004.

La Salle has never won a postseason game, but Grippa insists his team will not suffer an emotional letdown following the loss to Elder. “Sometimes,” he said, “a game like that can help you.”


La Salle senior wideout Matt Woeste, left, gets ridden out of bounds by Elder junior defensive back Ian Gunn. Woeste had game-highs of 10 receptions for 152 yards and found the end zone twice, while Gunn’s 51-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter sparked the Panthers’ comeback.


Elder junior Tyler Trame returns a kickoff against La Salle.

Sports & recreation

Bobcats to return 6 of top 7 next season By Tony Meale

It’s tradition. With a fourth-place finish at the Division I District Championship Oct. 23 at Voice of America Park, the Mother of Mercy High School cross country team advanced to regionals for the 15th time in the last 18 years. “We talked a lot about how important that is,” Mercy head coach Scott Ridder said. “A lot of girls have worked hard for that over the years.” It was the 25th straight year that Mercy finished in the top five at districts. Colerain is the only other team in the Southwest region to accomplish that feat. The Bobcats totaled 101 points to qualify with Mason (27), Kings (62) and Sycamore (74). “The girls ran their best race of the year,” Ridder said. Sophomore Melina Artmayer (19:41.82), junior Lauren Seibert (19:43.26) and freshman Emma Hatch (19:50.85) finished 11th, 12th and 16th, respectively. “The top three really stepped up,” Ridder said. “They train hard, and they’ve raced so consistently. They’ve been – at most – 20 seconds apart in every


Mother of Mercy High School sophomore Melina Artmayer runs in the Division I District Championship Oct. 23 at Voice of America Park. Artmayer finished 11th overall in a time of 19:41.82 to help the Bobcats to a fourth-place finish.

race this year.” That trio finished in the top five at the GGCL Meet, which was Oct. 16 at Rapid Run Park. Mercy (65) finished third behind St. Ursula (40) and McAuley (48). It was the 22nd consecutive year that the Bobcats finished in the top three at GGCLs. Also stepping up at the league meet and at districts were sophomore Courtney Kurzhals. The Bobcats performed

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at the Division I Regional Championships Oct. 30 at Troy. They finished 13th with 317 team points behind state-advancers Mason (89), Springboro (113), Kings (142) and St. Ursula (158). Artmayer led the way, finishing 28th overall (19:45.8), followed by Hatch (20:16.4) and Seibert (20:17.1), who finished 55th and 56th, respectively. Ridder said his top three all had a legitimate shot at qualifying for state, and the same can be said for next year, especially for Artmayer, who battled nagging injuries from track this past summer and had to reduce her training. “There’s no question she could make it,” Ridder said. “She ran considerably well on a lot less mileage than other girls.” Also contributing for Mercy were sophomores Courtney Kurzhals, Grace Simpson, Ashley Hessling and Katherine Ruwe, as well as senior Sarah Mosteller, who really came on strong toward the end of the season. Mercy, which returns six of its top seven next year, had seven top-five finishes this year. “We’ve got a lot of talent coming back,” Ridder said.

If victorious, they play 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Tippecanoe against the winner of the Lakota East/Lakota West game for the regional title.

The Divisions I-III Regional Championships were Oct. 30 at Troy. The top four teams and top 16 individuals in each race advanced to the OHSAA State Cross Country Championships, which will be held Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs Race Track in Columbus. Among the qualifying boys teams are: • La Salle, 1 (56) • Elder, 2 (79) • St. Xavier, 4 (91) Among the qualifying boys individuals are: • Cody Lacewell, Oak Hills (16:05.4), 7

The week at St. Xavier

• The soccer team captured its second district title in three years with a 2-0 win over Beavercreek Oct. 28. Junior forward Josh Keeling and junior midfielder Andrew Pund scored goals; senior captain and goalie Kevin Wegman had eight saves.

Goalkeeper of the week

Thomas More College junior goalkeeper Katie Burger, a Mercy High School graduate, was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s Soccer Defender/Goalkeeper of the Week for the week of Oct. 25.

The week at Mercy

• The Mercy volleyball team played Piqua Oct. 30. They won 25-12, 25-10, 2518, and will face Ursuline Academy at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at Tippecanoe High School.


Burger helped anchor the Thomas More defense which posted two PAC shutouts last week, allowing just 17 shots in 196:46 of action. S h e played 90 minutes in goal last week and recorded four saves while combining with three Burger other Saint goalkeepers for the Saints’ two shutouts. Burger is unbeaten (11-02) with 27 saves in 809 minutes in goal for Thomas More this season.

The week at Seton

• The Seton girls cross country team finished sixth with a score of 161 in the Division I Southwest District meet, Oct. 23.


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Thanks for support

My wife, Kelley Willis, passed away after 18-month battle with ovarian cancer. I would like to thank all those you supported my family during my wife’s illness and after her passing: St. Dominic Church and School, Vineyard Westside, family friends and neighbors, and the Delhi Athletic Association. I thank God for all the help and support. Terry Willis Delhi Township

Not all year

Love the headline of the Delhi Press dated Sept. 22, “Dungeons slither back Oct. 1.” Did they ever leave? Halloween is over now, but if 20102011 is like 2009-2010, it will be October and Halloween in the Del-Fair Shopping Center all year long. Long after the pumpkins have been smashed, the turkey gobbled up, the Christmas tree mulched, the ball dropped and the hangover cured, long after Valentine kisses shared, Easter baskets

CH@TROOM Last week’s question: Write the headline and lead you expect to see or would like to see for next Wednesday’s post-election coverage. “Republicans gain control of House, Senate and Ohio. “Expectations for true conservative leadership is high.” N.K.S. “Rational, honest politicians take over Washington – (of course, no matter who wins we won’t see this one!)” D. H. “Right On Track … Conservatives Capture America’s Heart &

About Ch@troom What message would you like to send our veterans in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. Values with landslide victory.” C.A.S. “Chabot wins – Driehaus out.” S.B.T. “Driehaus Chabot.


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Simple precautions to fight bedbugs Bedbugs are back! Most of us have never seen a bedbug, but they were common in this country before World War II. Widespread use of DDT and other insecticides in the 1940s eradicated bedbugs from most developed nations. Recently, international travel and immigration have resulted in a return of the bugs. Bedbugs are flat reddish-brown insects about the size of an apple seed. They live on human or animal blood, and can survive up to a year without a meal. They hide during the day and are active mostly at night, coming out to feast on exposed skin. Bedbugs are especially numerous in places that have lots of people coming and going, such as hotels, airplanes, college dorms, hospitals and movie theaters. They hitchhike home on your clothes, shoes, purse or luggage, and then take refuge in tiny cracks and crevices. They particularly like to hide in bed frames, box springs and mattresses, but they can also be found in furniture seams, around baseboards, behind picture frames, and in electrical outlets. Bedbugs cannot spread disease to humans, so the bites are more irritating than dangerous. Some people have no reaction to the bites at all, but others may develop the classic itchy red raised mark with a dark spot in the center similar to a mosquito bite. Treatment of bites is mainly supportive. You can decrease the itch with the use of an oral antihistamine such as Benadryl. Applying hydrocortisone cream to the lesions is helpful, as are oatmeal baths. Call your doctor if there are any signs of infection such as redness, swelling and warmth around the area, yellow

crusting, or fever. How do you know you have bedbugs? If you or your children are waking up with bites, you should check the Teresa seams of your Esterle mattresses and furCommunity upholstered niture. You may Press guest see the moving columnist bugs, eggshells, or brown spots of dried excrement. If you find any evidence of the bugs, call a professional to help eradicate them. It does not help to have your children wear bug repellent to bed, as bedbugs are not deterred by it. Keeping your house clean is not enough to prevent an infestation, because bedbugs like clean homes as well as dirty ones. Minimize clutter to reduce hiding spots. Avoid buying or renting used mattresses or furniture. Do not lay clothes or purses on upholstered chairs in public places. When you travel, store your suitcases on tables or luggage racks instead of the floor, and unpack and vacuum them out before bringing them back into the home. Any clothing that might be infested should be washed in hot water and left in the dryer for at least 20 minutes. Even though Cincinnati has been designated one of the bedbug capitals of the world, taking simple precautions can help prevent these pests from bugging your family. Dr. Teresa Esterle is a board certified pediatrician at West Side Pediatrics. She is also a member of the medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.





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found, Memorial Day parades saluted, sparklers fizzled out and Labor Day fireworks-goers have finally gotten out of gridlock on I75, it will still be Halloween and October in Delhi. I support and respect the fundraising event for the Delhi Police Department’s Explorer Troop and the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry, but do we really need to see that crazy ghoul dude in the old Thriftway window for an entire year? I feel like I’m in the movie “Groundhog Day,” except every day is Halloween. Maybe this year the Thriftway

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A wrap up of the smog season With the conclusion of summer and fall in full swing, it appears one of the most severe smog seasons to hit the Tristate region has ended. The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments would like to thank the residents of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for their efforts to help improve the region’s air quality. The Hamilton County Environmental Services issued 25 smog alerts in 2010, significantly more than the three issued last year and the most since 1999. The smog alerts involved Kentucky counties of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties, and Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Ohio. This summer the Cincinnati region experienced record-breaking heat, humidity and the 12thwarmest summer on record. When the forecast calls for high temperatures, clear skies, and little or no wind, much like the OKI region experienced this past year, smog can become a problem. This is why it is so important that residents understand the causes of poor air quality and do their share to reduce air pollution. Another contributing factor to the increase in smog alert days is the more stringent federal ozone

standards established in 2008. The tightened ozone standards from the United States Environmental Protection Agency help to protect Callie citizens by Holtegel improving air The Community quality. premise for air Press guest quality stancolumnist dards originated 40 years ago with the enactment of the U.S. EPA’s Clean Air Act. This piece of legislation advocated reduction of smog and air pollution and has contributed to improvements in both people’s health and the environment. According to a U.S. EPA analysis, programs such as OKI’s Do Your Share for Cleaner Air Campaign will prevent more than 160,000 premature deaths. The U.S. EPA also estimates that in addition to protecting health and the environment, the economic value of air quality improvements is estimated to reach $2 trillion in 2020. The more stringent standards are not only for ozone, but also for particulate matter pollution, which can be an issue in the winter

months. Because of this, it is important to continue practices that foster good air quality during the winter. Wintertime open burning and idling cars to warm up, along with stagnant air and dry weather, could lead to particulate matter-based winter smog alerts in the OKI region. As colder weather approaches, it is important to remember to use proper wood-burning techniques for outdoor fire pits and indoor wood-burning stoves. Be sure to use clean, seasoned hardwood that is not wet or rotted. Also, it is illegal to burn garbage, tires and petroleum. These substances can have negative effects on health and air quality. Routine maintenance of wood-burning stoves, including removing ashes and having chimneys cleaned, increases the effectiveness of them and saves the user money. OKI encourages everyone to continue clean-air habits throughout the year. For more information and additional tips to reduce air pollution, visit, become a fan on, or call 1-800-621-SMOG. Callie Holtegel is a communications intern for the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

Advocate for people with visual impairments I first met George Coorey during my college days in the 1960s when I bowled with the Cincinnati Blind Bowlers. George was an avid bowler and a leader in the American Blind Bowlers Association. Besides being kind, friendly, and funny; he seemed to personify all that people with visual impairments or anyone could become: happy, successful, and compassionate. To my younger self, George was the kind of person I valued and admired: George was a father (of six kids no fewer); he worked as a professional musician to support his family; he was a passionate advocate in the arena of justice and equity for people who are blind or visually impaired; and he made people laugh with his wit and humor. I am not sure about his bowling ability. George Coorey was one of the founders of our Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the American Council of the Blind of Ohio in 1979, and he remained an active member all his life. The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is a national, state and local organization of blind and sighted people working together to make life better for us all. One of my last and most cherished memories of George is his

standing up in August 2009 and speaking passionately before the board of trustees of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton CounJoyce Rogers ty in support of Community saving our wonderful and much Press guest loved Cincinnati columnist Library for the Blind, one of only two libraries for the blind in Ohio. George left this world on April 22, 2010, at the age of 83, but his spirit and courage have forever made this, sometimes, crazy world a better place. Although George was blind from birth, he certainly seemed to see a lot of good in the world as well as seeing ways of making it better. George was a graduate of Miami University with a degree in music, a graduate of whom Miami can always be proud. George was a loving and caring father and grandfather of whom his family will always have cherished memories. One quotation on display at George’s visitation was from a grandchild who said, “I will miss you, Grandpa, for all those stupid

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questions you asked us, questions that you knew we knew the answers to, just so we could feel smart.” To members of ACB, George will forever be a model to inspire us, to challenge us, and to lead us forward in our never-ending tasks. When our chapter worked on getting audible traffic signals installed in downtown Cincinnati, when we worked with Hamilton County on making voting machines accessible, and when we needed to tell the library board of trustees a thing or two about how we loved our library for the blind; George was there. When we got House Rule 3101 and Senate Rule 3304 passed in Washington, D.C., this summer, we are sure George was there with us feeling our elation, our triumph, and our power. On Oct. 5, President Obama signed that legislation, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act into law, so we people who are blind or visually impaired and we who are deaf/blind have greater access to new technology. We thank you, George, for your spirit of advocacy and your vision of “liberty and justice for all.” Joyce Rogers is a resident of Morado Drive in Covedale.



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Jacob McAllister and his dad, Matt, play with a vintage Star Wars action toy during the C. O. Harrison Elementary School PTA’s five decades of fads night.


Devin Steele, a C. O. Harrison second-grader, has no problem solving a Rubik’s cube challenge during the school’s PTA walk down memory lane.


C.O. Harrison takes trek down memory lane By Heidi Fallon


C. O. Harrison Elementary School PTA President Ann Felty admires the temporary tattoo of Nick Anderson. The second-grader said he was dressed as Fonzie, but admitted he had no idea who that was.

When the school opened it’s doors to students, “Hey, Jude” was the No. 1 song, “Twilight Zone” was the No. 1 TV show, and “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Dr. Strangelove” were the toprated films. Those were just a few of the tidbits of pop culture trivia C. O. Harrison Elementary School students and their parents were treated to as the PTA took them on a trek down memory lane. As part of the school’s ongoing 50th birthday celebration, the PTA celebrated five decades of fads. With everything from Barbie dolls to Star Wars action toys to a rousing game of Twister, the PTA provided all sorts of fun and activities. “We wanted to give the students a chance to see what their parents did as kids and give the parents a glimpse back into their own childhoods,” said Debby Blome, PTA social director and organizer of the evening. Wearing a pair of high-heeled sneakers she’d kept in her closet since the 1970s, Blome went with her second-grade son, Adam, who, dressed for the evening as Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun” character. Emulating TV icon Fonzie, Nick Anderson sported slicked-back hair, Tshirt and jeans. Even with a “Mom” tattoo, the second-grader couldn’t quite pull off the tough guy persona and admitted he really had no idea who Fonzie was. Ann Felty, PTA president, said the decades of fads was just one of many events the group has planned for the school’s birthday year. Next up, she said, will be a dessert night with students taking the microphone for karaoke. “Our Santa workshop this year will have items from the 1950s and 1970s,” Felty said. “It’s a lot of fun and a way for all of us to look back to when the school opened.”


Dressed for the 1980s, Erin Kallmeyer and her mom, Ann-Marie, play with Donny and Marie Osmond dolls before checking out the array of other relics spanning the past five decades at the C. O. Harrison Elementary School PTA’s stroll down memory lane.


Debby Blome shouts out directions to her children Adam and Molly as they attempt a game of Twister. Blome was the social director for the C. O. Harrison Elementary School PTA’s five decades of fads highlighting toys and fashions spanning 1960 to now.

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Great Spirit Rising: A New Generation of Cherokee Artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Traditional and contemporary art works by the Eastern Band Cherokee of North Carolina. The art works and artifacts included in the exhibition encompass a variety of media, including: basketry, pottery, sculpture, drawing and painting. Many pieces are created using traditional methods and materials, such as native plants, local clays and stones. Free. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


Team in Training Informational Meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Panera Bread-Western Hills, 5555 Glenway Ave., Meet past participants, coaches, cancer survivors and Team In Training staff members. Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Free. Presented by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. 361-2100; Westwood. Girls Life, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Field trips on Wednesdays. Ages 11-13. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Girls Night In: Self-Awareness and SelfEsteem, 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., For girls ages 14-18. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15; West Price Hill.


Pietra Fitness Slow Flow Class, 9:1510:15 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, Beginners to intermediate. Class connects breathe with a balanced stream of gentle as well as powerful, dynamic movements. Develops flexibility, strength, balance and stress reduction. Bring mat. $5. Presented by Pietra Fitness. 451-3600; Delhi Township. Pietra Fitness Gentle Class, 11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, For beginners and those seeking a more relaxed practice. Bring mat. $5. Presented by Pietra Fitness. 451-3600; Delhi Township. Pietra Fitness Chair Class, 1-1:45 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, Class is held sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. Bring mat. $5. Presented by Pietra Fitness. 451-3600; Delhi Township.


Suzanne Somers’ Breakthrough Tour, 7:30 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures Western Hills 14, 5870 Harrison Ave., Not Rated. Actress opens up about her secret fountain of youth, natural bio-identical hormones, as well as alternative cancer prevention and treatments, and more. $12. 574-4315. Dent.


Unnecessary Farce, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Comedy by Paul Slade Smith. Ages 18 and up. $21, $19 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Western Hills La Leche League, 7-9 p.m., Green Township Branch Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road, Breastfeeding support and information. Free. Presented by Western Hills La Leche League. 348-6337; Green Township. F R I D A Y, N O V. 5


Piecemakers, 2-4 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Quilters and sewers create projects to benefit the community. Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Great Spirit Rising: A New Generation of Cherokee Artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


River Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance and round dance club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Miamitown.

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Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Through Nov. 21. 946-7755; Green Township.


Our Lady of Visitation Art & Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Our Lady of the Visitation, 3172 South Road, More than 60 crafters. Includes Sweet Shoppe and basket raffle. $1 adults, 50 cents for children. Presented by Our Lady of Visitation School. 347-2222. Green Township.



Aerobics Class, 10:30 a.m., Westside Boxing and Fitness Club Inc., $20 for five classes; $5 per class. 314-7315. East Price Hill.

Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” comes to the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in an adaptation by Kathryn Schulz Miller. The performance includes magic tricks, juggling and audience participation. Part of the Covedale’s Saturday Morning Children’s Series, the production is presented by ArtReach, the theatrical and dramatic arts outreach division of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Tickets are $7, $5 for children. For more information, call 241-6550.



Wine Tasting, 2-5 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown. Turkey Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Peter and St. Paul United Church of Christ, 3001 Queen City Ave., Includes bake sale. Carryout available. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. 661-3745. Westwood.

Veterans Day Ceremony, 1 p.m., Veterans’ Memorial Park, 934 Neeb Road, Dedication of additional 7-foot granite Wall 6. Unveiling of 153 new veteran names on wall. Dedication of two granite benches and commemorative plaque. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Delhi Township Veterans Association. 471-8693; Delhi Township.


Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 6611792; Cheviot.


Kevin Dempsey and Rosie Carson, 7-8:30 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Acoustic folk duo. Family friendly. Free. 281-9195. Delhi Township.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK The Corner Cats, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 2517977; Riverside.


Reserve for One Horse, 7 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave., 429-4215; Price Hill.


The Dukes, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.


Unnecessary Farce, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 6


Great Spirit Rising: A New Generation of Cherokee Artists, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Memoirs Club, 10 a.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Share ideas and techniques. Adults. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.


Unnecessary Farce, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill. S U N D A Y, N O V. 7


Great Spirit Rising: A New Generation of Cherokee Artists, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


Shout! The Mod Musical, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Women ages 17 and up will sing, read from script and dance. Performance resume with theatrical listings required. All roles paid. Performance dates: Feb. 24-March 13. If auditioning for this and “Annie Get Your Gun” bring head shot. Through Nov. 8. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Annie Get Your Gun, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Men and women ages 17 and up. Be prepared to perform a monologue and sing 16 bars of a song. May be asked to do dance audition as well. One boy ages 8-10. Three girls ages 8-13. Children must be able to read well for their age. Performance resume with theatrical experience listed is required. All paid. Performance dates: March 31-April 17. If auditioning for this and “Shout! The Mod Musical,” bring head shot. Free. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Rule Britannia, 3 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Performance Hall. Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. All-British concert includes selections by Holst, Purcell, Vaughn Williams and Britten. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. 9418956; West Price Hill.


Hike at Sister’s Hill and Bender Mountain, 2 p.m., Bender Mountain and Sister’s Hill Nature Preserve, Bender Road and old Delhi Avenue right-of-way, Meet at the barrier at the end of Delhi Pike near the College of Mount St. Joseph and hike the part of Delhi Pike that was closed years ago due to hill slippage but is now a hiking path. Then climb a strenuous new trail between Hillside Avenue and the top of Bender Mountain. 451-5549; Delhi Township.


Unnecessary Farce, 2-4 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Fear the Cliff, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Three Rivers Local School District, 92 Cleves Ave., Registration begins 7 a.m. Includes 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run. Benefits Three Rivers Middle School Technology Fund. $15-$75. Registration required, available online. 941-6400; .

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Beginner Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; West Price Hill.

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Scrapbooking, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; West Price Hill.


Girls Life, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, Registration required. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


Women and Weights, 3-4 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, Specifically designed for women. Maintain bone density, increase metabolism and discover health benefits of weight training in a supportive environment. Bring own mat, pair of light dumbbells and water bottle. Ages 18 and up. $6-$8 per class. Presented by Oak Hills Community Education. 451-3595. Green Township.


Green Township Republican Club Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Like-minded group of people interested in government of the people, by the people, for the people. Free. 325-8038. Green Township.


English as a Second Language Class, 6:30-8 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 3628 Boudinot Ave., ESL classes offered to the community free of charge. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 661-5166; Westwood.


Power & Pump, 6-7 p.m., Oak Hills Community Education, 3200 Ebenezer Road, Simple, yet challenging, cardiovascular and muscular conditioning exercises combined for total body workout. Bring own mat and pair of light dumbbells. $7-$10 per class. 451-3595. Bridgetown.


Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road, Nonmembers welcome. Music by Nelson. $5. Presented by Delhi Seniors. 451-3560. Delhi Township. M O N D A Y, N O V. 8

AUDITIONS Shout! The Mod Musical, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 241-6550; West Price Hill. Annie Get Your Gun, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, Free. 241-6550; West Price Hill. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Girls Club, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Ages 8-10. Registration required. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Giles Davies (left), Sara Clark and Ian Bond star in “Dracula” at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., downtown Cincinnati. The theater group will be performing the Steven Dietz play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through Nov. 7. Tickets are $28, seniors $24, and students $22. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 513-381-BARD or visit

Lunch and Learn Lecture, Noon-1 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Free. Information on natural and effective solutions to acid reflux, hiatal hernias, colitis, heartburn and more. Reservations required. Presented by Doctors’ Speakers Bureau. 661-1105. Westwood.


Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth St., downtown Cincinnati. Tickets range in price from $42 to $57 plus additional fees. For tickets or information call 513-721-8883 or visit or


November 3, 2010

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A short course in an unpopular topic – morality

There’s little interest in determining morality today – i.e. the goodness or wrongness of our choices. Our society has carved out its own principles for determining morally good or bad actions. Some of them are: “If it feels good, do it”; “Something is good or bad depending on whether you think it is good or bad”; “Whatever can be done, is OK to do.” But! Suppose Hitler felt good about exterminating so many Jewish people. Suppose what can be done (slipping a knockout drug in a woman’s drink to rape her) leads a man to conclude it’s OK to do, she’ll never remember anyway. Suppose you’re a financial wizard and figure out a way to develop a huge undiscoverable Ponzi scheme and you think it is an ingenious masterpiece. Are all such instances, and countless others, good or evil? How are right and wrong determined? There’s not a different morality for each century. Humans are always humans, and their minds, bodies and possessions are always their own and very precious.

After m u c h s t u d y, prayer and reflection, theologian Thomas Aquinas believed Father Lou that there Guntzelman are three Perspectives factors to be considered in determining moral matters. And all three must be good for our choices to be morally good. The three factors are the objective act itself; the subjective motive of the person choosing and doing the act; and the situation or circumstances. 1) THE ACT ITSELF. Certain acts are universally recognized by civilized people as contrary to human nature and its dignity. Therefore, these acts are objectively wrong. They are acts such as murder, rape, stealing, abuse, injustices; etc. Civilized societies enact laws to define these bad acts, protect others, and teach that associated acts are wrong. A person’s motive may be good, but the act is wrong.

Such a situation has produced the principle, “The end never justifies the means.” We’re not to choose a bad act in order to accomplish a good purpose. I can’t steal from you to enable me to give to charity as a philanthropist. 2) MOTIVE. This is the subjective factor of morality. The subjective factor is the reason in the mind of the person choosing the act. When people claim that morality is subjective, they’re partially right. But they are wrong if they think all morality is determined solely by their motive, that what is good for them is bad for somebody else. Besides having a good intention, I must choose good actions to carry our my good motive. 3) CIRCUMSTANCES. Situational factors often change. So, to do good we must examine our proposed action, and our motive, in light of the existing circumstances. For example, we might want to give money to a poor family (a good act) to alleviate their children’s hunger (a good motive.) But we’ve learned from a

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very credible source, or from our own experience with that family, that the money is rarely ever used for food for the children but to support the drug habits of the parents (the circumstance.) The good act and the good intention are adulterated by the bad circumstance of the parents’ addictions. Of course, many times various circumstances are unknown to us, or they vary so much that it becomes ambiguous and difficult for us to render a correct analysis. We just have to do the best we can in assessing circumstances. Trying to be a moral person is not to stifle us. Morality exists to respect others, promote the common good, and coincide with our nature. Too strict a morality crushes the life out of a human. Too little morality crushes the humanness out of life. It makes ordinary people the pawns of powerful people, and leaves all of us trying to defend ourselves, our children and our property. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at

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More than meets the ‘fry’ with these potato recipes Sometimes what looks like the simplest recipe turns out to be the most challenging. T h a t ’s what’s been happening in t h e Rita k i t c h e n s Heikenfeld of my editor, Lisa Rita’s kitchen M a u c h , and my friend Tink Stewart, a Cler-

mont County reader, as well. It all started with Lisa’s request for potato fudge that she remembered from her Amelia High School days. Lisa graduated in 1990 and Ken Stewart was her botany teacher. “Mr. Stewart was such a nice teacher, and I loved when he brought us potato fudge that he made.” Lisa recalled that Mr. Stewart said it was easy. Since I’m friends with the Stewarts, I asked Tink to

check it out for me with husband Ken, but he couldn’t remember an exact recipe, only that he bought a small potato, boiled and mashed it and added “a lot” of confectioners’ sugar. He made this into dough and rolled it out, then spread it with peanut butter. The final confection was a pinwheel type of candy. Lisa found several recipes and tried making it, but no luck. Tink tried it and had trouble rolling it out. Since I joke with Lisa that I

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owe her lots of favors for her excellent editing skills, I told her I’d try and develop a recipe since she had such fond memories of it. Well, I did and I’m sharing it today. (I’m also even now with Lisa and the favors.) Another Clermont County reader, Gladys Rabenstein, had a recipe for potato chip cookies, so Lisa and I decided to have a potatothemed column. You’ll have fun trying these out.

Potato fudge/ candy/pinwheels

For the mashed potato, just boil a potato in water. 1 ⁄2 cup plain mashed potato, any kind. Keep warm after mashing 2 teaspoons vanilla Up to 11⁄4 pounds (or a bit less or more) powdered sugar Creamy peanut butter, room temperature While potato is still warm, pour in 1 pound of sugar. Start beating. It will look really dry at first but keep at it. When you see some moisture beading up on the lumpy dough, add additional sugar until you can roll it out easily. This will depend on the kind of potato (I used red). Don’t add too much more at a time or it won’t roll out. Add more sugar as needed. I used about 11⁄4 pounds. Dough will look lumpy. Roll out on powdered sugar dusted surface to 1⁄8 inch. Trim into rectangle and spread peanut butter on top. Starting at short end, roll

Best scalloped potatoes

Friend Carolyn Grieme, a Northern Kentucky reader, brought this to a potluck at my house. We loved it so much I made it for Sunday dinner.


Potato fudge sliced and ready to enjoy.

up. It may crack a bit, that’s OK. Cut into slices and store in fridge. Bring to room temperature before eating.

Potato chip cookies

What warm memories these have for me. This was one of my kids’ favorite cookies. Sweet and salty, I called them my homemade “pecan sandies.” Gladys Rabenstein, a Clermont County reader, shares her recipe. I toast my nuts in a 350-degree oven for a few minutes before chopping. 2 sticks butter, softened (can use margarine, but butter works better) 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup crushed potato chips 1 ⁄2 cup chopped pecans 2 cups flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add crushed chips and nuts. Stir in flour. Form into tablespoonsize balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Press with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 13 minutes.

1 teaspoon minced garlic Enough potatoes to almost fill a 9-by-13 pan after peeling and cutting into 1⁄8-inch slices (about 6 medium) Salt and pepper to taste 2-4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted Up to 2 cups shredded cheddar or other cheese 11⁄2 cups milk, warmed Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray baking dish and smear garlic over bottom. Arrange half of potatoes in pan and drizzle with half the butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with half the cheese. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients. Bake, uncovered, 45-60 minutes until potatoes are tender.


Dez’s favorite egg casserole recipe printed last week did not indicate when to add the cheese. Just mix it in with the milk, salt and pepper and pour over the sausage. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Jack E. Murray has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. Murray is the son of Pat E. and Gina B. Murray, he is a 2008 graduate of Oak Hills High School. The cadet is a student at Ohio University.

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West Side doctor helps on end-of-life symposium In support of the new End-of-Life Partnership between several of Cincinnati's hospitals and health care systems, Union Institute & University and the Academy of Medicine have partnered to present End-ofLife: Healthy Living, Grieving, and Dying, a symposium 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Duke Energy Center, downtown. Dr. David Wiltse, of

Western Hills, a member of the Academy of Medicine, helped to organize the symposium. The event is designed for both medical professionals and members of the general public who are interested in learning more about palliative care, hospice care, the basic legal aspects of endof-life planning, and healthy grieving. The End-of-Life Partner-

ship is a patient and family-centered initiative that b r i n g s together several of Wiltse G r e a t e r Cincinnati's most respected hospitals and health care systems to ensure that every patient and family has access to end-of-life

care of the highest quality when appropriate. Initiated by Hospice of Cincinnati in early 2010, the partnership currently includes departments at Bethesda North, Good Samaritan, Jewish Hospital, Mercy Anderson, Mercy Fairfield, Mercy Western Hills and University Hospitals. The symposium is open to the public but registration is required. The cost for

general public is $35, and includes a sit-down luncheon, beverages and snacks throughout the day, and special giveaways from vendors. The cost for the medical community is $60 and includes educational units. For information or to register contact The Academy of Medicine, 513-4217010, or visit


Christopher C. Tscheiner has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. Tscheiner is the son of Charles E. and Linda S. Tscheiner, he is a 2008 graduate of Elder High School. The cadet is a student at Wright State University.

The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming.


St. Leo Grade School class of 1956 from North Fairmont is hoping to find graduates for a class reunion. If you graduated or know someone who did, call Bill Keenan at 922-3599; Ken Horn at 385-1284; Ed Hubert at 574-4249; or Kathy Herbert (Thurling) at 574-1285.

Reading High School Class of 1970 – is having another reunion on Saturday, Nov. 13. The group is trying to find current information on: Glen Bain, Mike Benz, Mary Ann (Burden) Boso, Debbie Decker, Fred Deranger, Donald Friend, Carol Gusse, Rose Higgins, Tim King, Debbie Montgomery, John Nelson, Steve Norman, Karen Pace, Donna Ponchot, Rufus Runyan, Patti (Sand) Payne, Dan Stephens, Barb (Thieman) Stall, John Ross Thomas, and Cathy (Wilson) Wall. Please contact Vicki (Cutter) Brown at if you have any information.

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Story of the Incline

The Delhi Township branch library will have a program with historian and author Phil Nuxhall, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. Nuxhall is the historian and tour coordinator for the Heritage Foundation of Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. He will have a presentation on his latest book, “Beauty in the Grove: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum.” A book signing will follow. The library is at 5095 Foley Road. Call 369-6019 for details.

Roy Hotchkiss of the Price Hill Historical Society will pay a visit to the Westwood Historical Society on Wednesday, Nov. 10, to present the history of the Price Hill Incline. Find out how the unusual mode of transportation came about and how, for almost 70 years, it played an important role in the Price Hill community. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. All who are interested are welcome to attend.

Health forum

Women and girls in Price Hill are invited to a community forum about girls health. The first-ever Girls Health Forum will give adults and young people an opportunity to discuss what girls in Price Hill need to be healthy, and how an entire community can come together to support girls’ health. The event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Elder High School’s Schaeper Center, 4005 Glenway Ave. The free forum is open to all adults and youth 14 years old and older. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Transportation assis-

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1 Year Anniversary

Bob & Arlene Wurzelbacher celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 1st, 2010. They were married at Assumption Church in Mt. Healthy. They have 3 daughters and 9 grandchildren. They celebrated with immediate family on a B&B Riverboat cruise. Spanning their fifty years, they have lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Toronto, Canada and Paris, France. Bob retired in 1993 from P&G as a Financial Manager of Product Supply, Worldwide. They will be enjoying their two dogs and close knit family in Monfort Heights for the next fifty years.

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Price Hill Will has $40,000 to fund community improvement projects, and in place of the standard administration of grant funds, a citizen-directed grant-making process will be used to determine the best use of these funds. Dubbed the $40K Challenge, citizens will come up with community improvement ideas, work together to develop those ideas into projects and make funding proposals that will be voted on by citizens. A kick-off event to introduce the challenge and explain how it works is scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Elder High School’s Schaeper Center.

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The Covedale Garden District is hosting a Neighborhood Chili Fest from 3 p.m. until dark Saturday, Nov. 6. Neighbors are invited to bring a pot of their favorite chili recipe to be judged by firefighters from the Cincinnati Fire Department. Judging will begin at 3:30 p.m. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place. Chili will be available for tasting after the judging. Those who attend are asked to bring their own drinks and chairs. The chili fest takes place at the Covedale Gardens, at the corner of Ralph and Covedale avenues.

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The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., continues its Saturday Morning Children’s Series with a performance by ArtReach, a division of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. ArtReach will present Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fable, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” at 11 a.m. Saturday,

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Orchestra season

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra begins its 15th season on Sunday, Nov. 7, with an all-British program titled “Rule Britannia.” The concert starts at 3 p.m. in the Seton Performance Hall, 3901 Glenway Ave. Selections by Holst, Purcell, Vaughn Williams and Britten will be featured. After the concert, enjoy a chili dinner sponsored by the Seton High School Choral Department in the school cafeteria. The performances is free, but donations are welcome. Visit for more information, or call the CMO Hotline at 941-8956.

Giving thanks

The Eden Chapel United Methodist Church is having an early Thanksgiving dinner Saturday, Nov. 13. It will be from 4:30-7 p.m. at the church, 150 Dahlia Ave. in Sayler Park. The turkey dinner with all the trimmings costs $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and younger are free. Carryouts will be available and a bake sale will be part of the fun. For information, call the church at 941-4183.


Beginning Nov. 10, Shiloh United Methodist Church will be offering the nationally known support program “DivorceCareTM”. The groups will be on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-9 p.m. at the church, 5261 Foley Road . The group is open to church members and the community at large. Cost for the 13-week program is $15 to cover the expense of the participant workbook. Contact the church office at 513-451-3600 if you are interested.

Oak Hills opens up

Eighth-graders who live in the Oak Hills Local School District but attend parochial schools are invited, along with their parents, to an information session about Oak Hills High School. The event runs from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the high school, 3200 Ebenezer Road. Students will meet with Oak Hills Principal Jeff Brandt and counselor Kyna Southworth to learn more about academic and extracurricular opportunities. A brief tour of the school is also included. Those interested are asked to RSVP to Dawn Stoll, with the names of all planning to attend, by calling 467-7102 or e-mailing stoll_d@oakhills. The RSVP deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Book signing

Boston Globe columnist and author James Carroll will be at the College of Mount St. Joseph to discuss his book “Practicing Catholic” Tuesday, Nov. 9. His presentation will be at 7 p.m. in the college theater followed by a book signing. The cost is $10 and is open to the public. For more information call 451-9444.

German program

A lecture on “The Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War” will be presented by Don Heinrich Tolzmann at the German Heritage Museum in Green Township’s West Fork Park, 4764 West Fork Road, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Tolzmann will also sign copies of his new book, “Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War” by Col. Gustav Tafel, which Tolzmann translated from German and edited with supplements on Germans in the Civil War from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. As part of the program, a Pennsylvania German rifle will be donated to the museum by Gerald Hounchell of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The rifle presentation is scheduled for 1 p.m.


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The Delhi Civic Association and fire department are teaming up for a canned food and clothing drive all of November. Containers are available at all three fire stations - 697 Neeb Road, 6321 Rapid Run Road, 388 Greenwell Ave. The civic association also will be at the Delhi Township Park, 5125 Foley Road, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, to take donations.

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The Delhi Historical Society will present a program by Sam Arnold on his Antarctic adventures at its Monday, Nov. 8, meeting. Arnold was part of the Admiral Richard Byrd expedition and will share stories of his travels. The society meets at 7 p.m. in the Delhi Township Park Lodge, 5125 Foley Road. Call 451-4313 for more information.

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James W. Bowman Jr., 48, Delhi Township, died Oct. 23. He was a commercial fisherman. Survived by parents Phyllis, James Bowman; children Jacob, Felica Bowman; brother Gregory Bowman; grandparents William, Mabel Holcombe; aunts and cousins. Preceded in death by sibling Terry Bowman. Services were Oct. 29 at Radel Funeral Home.

Eudeana Crawford

Eudeana Hamblin Crawford, 64, died Oct. 23. She was a cook at the Cricket Restaurant. Survived by husband Wilbur Crawford; children Sherri (Craig) Woltering, Nita Crawford, Macon Tucker; sister Lela Mae Backer; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Roger Tucker. Services were Oct. 28 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 731231718.

Cheer up

Price Hill resident Mandy Smith was honored for her award-winning photos from the 2009 Kroger Cincinnati Snaps Photo Competition at a special reception on Fountain Square. Smith’s “Cheer Up” was one of only 23 photos selected from hundreds of submissions in the 2009 Kroger Snap Your Neighborhood Photo Competition as Best of Region. Smith’s photos “God Bless Price Hill” and “No Loitering” also were selected.


DEATHS James Bowman Jr.


Ron Ellis

Melvin “Ron” Ellis, 69, died Oct. 26. He owned Pearsol’s Parts Center. Survived by wife Peg Ellis; daughters Julie (Gregory Britton) Beck, Mary Beth (Joshua) Hunter.; grandsons James, William, Samuel; father Melvin Ellis Ellis; siblings Dennis, Gregory Ellis, Deborah Hrvatien; many nieces and

nephews. Preceded in death by mother Virginia Ellis. Services were Oct. 30 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or Roger Bacon High School.

Thomas Flynn

Thomas H. Flynn, 75, Delhi Township, died Oct. 26. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Jeannette “Jan” Flynn; siblings Barbara (Joseph) Favret, Sister Joan Patrice, S.C., Robert (Lois), Brian Flynn, Patricia (Edward) Holsher; sister- and brother-in-law Shirley Flynn, Jim (Mary Lou) Russell; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Mary (Walter) Pahls, Joseph, Daniel, Alfred Flynn. Services were Oct. 29 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Robert Krupp Sr.

Robert Krupp Sr., Delhi Township, died Sept. 30. He was an assembler with Setco. He was a veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Ida Mae Krupp; daughter Edie (Don) Heiland; grandchildren Crystal, Laurie, Nicole, Jason, Justin; great-grandchildren Siler, Christopher, Alexis, Luke. Preceded in death by son Robert Krupp Jr., grandchildren Jamie, Jennifer. Services were Oct. 5 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Lawrence Education Fund.

Thelma Mattscheck

Thelma Hatke Mattscheck, 90, Delhi Township, died Oct. 25. Survived by children Kenneth (Emily) Mattscheck, Elaine (Bob) Bollin, Cheryl (Jim) Tenhover; grandchildren Jenny (Patrick) Lahiff, Michael (Jenn) Mattscheck, Kevin (Natalie), Tony (Stacie), Michael (Andrea), Katie Bollin, Sara, Molly Tenhover; brother Charles (Carol) Hatke; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Elmer Mattscheck, son Thomas Mattscheck. Services were Oct. 28 at Bayley Place. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or Bayley Place.

Ed Roberts

Shelly Edward “Ed” Roberts, 75, Green Township, died Oct. 22. He was an auto body mechanic. He was a Marine Corps veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Shirley Roberts; children Shirlee O’Brien, Michael, Dustin Roberts; stepson Richard (Heather) Kitchen; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by children Michael, Danny, Shelly Roberts. Services were Oct. 25 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Wayne Streibig

Wayne C. Streibig, 72, died Oct. 26. Survived by wife Linda Streibig; children Michele (Rick Harris), Brent Streibig; grandchildren Tom, Stephanie Skeen, Dylan Streibig, Karla, Kyle Roedel; siblings Jerry

Andrew Weseley, born 1986, burglary, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 21. Brandon A. McFarland, born 1983, carrying concealed weapon knife and aggravated robbery, 3315 Phillips Ave., Oct. 23. Brittany Jackson, born 1990, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 18. Courtney Harrison, born 1983, after hours in park, 381 Elberon Ave., Oct. 18. Desmond Jennings, born 1988, possession of drug paraphernalia, 901 Grand Ave., Oct. 20. Jermane L. Thomas, born 1971, felonious assault and carrying concealed weapon, 923 Elberon Ave., Oct. 20. Keechie Williams, born 1986, possession of drugs, 964 Grand Ave., Oct. 22. Paul Rodgers, born 1960, obstructing justice, falsification, possession of open flask and disorderly conduct, 3731 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 23. Darrel Frye, born 1953, obstruction official business and resisting arrest, 939 Wells St., Oct. 22. Margie Love, born 1957, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and menacing, 939 Wells St., Oct. 22. David Carnes, born 1991, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 20. Donnell Wysinger, born 1989, assault, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 21. Anthony Walton, born 1990, assault, 970 McPherson Ave., Oct. 24. Brandon L Johnston, born 1985, after hours in park, 381 Elberon Ave., Oct. 18. Kenya Smith, born 1984, obstruction of official business, 922 Wells St., Oct. 14. Jerome Walton, born 1988, assault, 970 McPherson Ave., Oct. 24. Eric Solomon, born 1989, receiving stolen property, 3441 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 18. Alice F. Simpson, born 1951, falsification, 530 Elberon Ave., Oct. 21. Anthony D. Landinham, born 1972, assault and telecommunication harassment, 2500 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 22. Hosea Simpson, born 1987, breaking and entering, 3421 Price Ave., Oct. 21. Michael J. Maples, born 1967, menacing, 3120 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 15. Oscar Domingo Chun, born 1966, possession of open flask, 2732 Glenway Ave., Oct. 16. Paul D. Schubert, born 1968, disorderly conduct, 750 Grand Ave., Oct. 23.

Incidents Aggravated menacing

3721 Westmont Drive, No. 17, Oct. 16. 448 Grand Ave., Oct. 16.

Aggravated robbery

1220 Amanda Place, Oct. 16. 2618 Glenway Ave., Oct. 17.


1239 Ross Ave., Oct. 18. 2303 Wyoming Ave., Oct. 15. 3758 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 17. 5077 Glenway Ave., Oct. 17.

Breaking and entering


1014 Grand Ave., Oct. 16. 1024 Winfield Ave., Oct. 15. 1246 Ross Ave., Oct. 15. 1815 Wegman Ave., No. 152, Oct. 17. 2822 Price Ave., No. 23, Oct. 17. 3719 Glenway Ave., No. 2, Oct. 15. 709 Trenton Ave., Oct. 19. 820 McPherson Ave., second floor, Oct. 18. 837 Seton Ave., No. 3, Oct. 20. 940 Suire Ave., Oct. 19.

6590 Gracely Drive, Oct. 17. 6827 Jersey Ave., Oct. 15. 7036 Fernbank Ave., Oct. 15. 712 Hermosa Ave., Oct. 20. 790 Wilbud Drive, Oct. 16. 804 Considine Ave., Oct. 16. 939 Rosemont Ave., Oct. 17. 967 Grand Ave., Oct. 19.

DELHI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations


Curtis Tobin, 21, 4819 Winneste Ave., in park after hours at 5125 Foley Road, Oct. 15. Darius Clay, 18, 1231 Dewey Ave., in park after hours at 5125 Foley Road, Oct. 15. Juvenile, in park after hours at 5125 Foley Road, Oct. 15. Nathaniel Schmidt, 29, 171 Anderson Ferry Road, driving under suspension at Anderson Ferry Road, Oct. 24. Anthony Moser, 29, 4158 Delhi Road, driving under suspension at 4400 block of Delhi Road, Oct. 24. Eric Leatherwood, 44, 787 Woodyhill Drive, domestic violence at 787 Woodyhill Drive, Oct. 18. Catrina Leatherwood, 35, 787 Woodyhill Drive, domestic violence at 787 Woodyhill Drive, Oct. 18. Lauren Ward, 27, 2019 Clarion Ave., theft, disorderly conduct at 5200 block of Delhi Road, Oct. 16. Todd Pittman, 33, No Address Given, receiving stolen property, criminal trespassing at 500 block of Greenwell Avenue, Oct. 13.



Criminal damaging/endangering

3721 Westmont Drive, No. 17, Oct. 16. 760 Clandora, Oct. 15. 860 Nebraska Ave., Oct. 16. 922 McPherson Ave., Oct. 16.

Domestic violence

1035 Glenna Drive, Oct. 17. Reported on Price Ave., No. 3, Oct. 16.

Felonious assault

1705 Wyoming Ave., Oct. 18. 3536 Glenway Ave., No. 1, Oct. 18. 4424 Glenway Ave., Oct. 19. 4805 Glenway Ave., Oct. 15. 759 Mount Hope Ave., Oct. 17. 818 Elberon Ave., Oct. 17. 923 Elberon Ave., No. 2, Oct. 19.


1705 Wyoming Ave., Oct. 18.

4130 Flower Ave., Oct. 20. 1140 Rosemont Ave., Oct. 18. 1236 Parkside Court, Oct. 19. 1267 Rosemont Ave., Oct. 16. 1421 Covedale Ave., Oct. 20. 1861 Ashbrook Drive, Oct. 19. 3050 Mickey Ave., No. 35, Oct. 16. 3417 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 20. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 15. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 16. 3703 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 17. 4028 Heyward St., Oct. 17. 4173 Pleasure Drive, Oct. 18. 4373 W. Eighth St., Oct. 19. 4680 Loretta Ave., Oct. 21. 4783 Prosperity Place, Oct. 18. 528 S. Delridge Drive, Oct. 19. 6004 River Road, Oct. 15.


Wilderness Trail, Oct. 25. Woman reported vehicle window broken at 447 Greenwell Ave., Oct. 18.

Identity theft

Woman reported online purchases made using her information at 1133 Betty Lane, Oct. 19.


Woman reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 487 Pedretti Ave., Oct. 23. Man reported GPS stolen from vehi-

514 Milgin Drive: Luebbe, Maureen A. Tr. to Walpole, Jamie M.; $143,500. 616 Neeb Road: Kortgardner, Viriginia E. Tr. to Wittich, Alan F.; $112,000. 501 Overhill Lane: Haynes, Richard W. Jr. and Rhonda K. to Donavan, Sheryl Hofmann and Elmer; $165,000. 162 Spyglass Court: Jones, Jerome M. Jr. and Tamara E. to Day, John

P.; $167,900. 4313 Valence Drive: Cox, Christopher and Brett M. to Cox, Christopher and Joann; $34,000. 500 Angelnook Drive: Burke, Stephen M. to Gray, Joseph; $37,016. 500 Angelnook Drive: Burke, Stephen M. to Burke, Stephen M.; $37,016. 5373 Cleves Warsaw Pike: Spangenberg, Gary E. and Diane L. to

Patricia Weide

Patricia Schaller Weide, 67, died Oct. 24. She was a member of Cincinnati Elks Lodge 5. Survived by son Steven Weide; brothers Ted, Ron Schaller; niece Tamara Ahlers; Weide great-niece Dezirae Wright. Preceded in death by husband Richard Weide, sisters Nancy Ellis, Phyllis Ahlers. Services were Oct. 27 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Elks Lodge 5, P.O. Box 11015, Cincinnati, OH 45211-0015.

cle at 4480 Mayhew Ave., Oct. 17. Woman reported computer, drill stolen at 1119 Betty Lane, Oct. 16. Man reported video equipment and games stolen at 4712 Fehr Road, Oct. 16. Man reported fishing equipment stolen from vehicle at 502 Rentz Place, Oct. 16. Woman reported medicine stolen at 530 Hibernia Drive, Oct. 14. Woman reported jewelry stolen at 5252 Rapid Run Road, Oct. 12.

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Breaking and entering

4031 Fawnhill Lane man reported money, tools, stereo equipment stolen from storage unit at 4200 block of Delhi Road, Oct. 20.



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Woman reported medicine, money stolen at 4552 Herzog Place, Oct. 22. Woman reported video game systems stolen at 6936 Brittany Ridge Drive, Oct. 15.

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Saturday, November 13 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Criminal damaging

Man reported tires damaged at 1011


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Streibig, Janet Moyer; brother-in-law Fred Carlisle; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were Oct. 30 at B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Eden Chapel Memorial Fund, 150 Dahlia Ave., Cincinnati, OH Streibig 45233.

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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.

574 Elberon Ave., Oct. 16. 794 Bodley Ave., Oct. 17. 826 Considine Ave., Oct. 16. 1028 Sturm Ave., Oct. 18. 1042 Rosemont Ave., Oct. 20. 2004 Quebec Road, Oct. 18. 2542 Ring Place, Oct. 20. 3634 W. Liberty St., Oct. 15. 4108 Flower Ave., Oct. 17. 5036 Rapid Run Ave., Oct. 16. 528 Elberon Ave., Oct. 19. 785 Wells St., Oct. 17. 915 Fairbanks Ave., Oct. 16. 972 Elberon Ave., Oct. 18.


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Richard S. Gibson, born 1980, breaking and entering, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 21. Sue Cross, born 1953, disorderly conduct, 3783 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 12. Vincent Taylor, born 1983, forgery and obstructing official business, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 22. Amine Cherradi, born 1989, felonious assault, 1498 Beech Ave., Oct. 22. Andrew Weseley, born 1986, criminal trespass, 4373 W. Eighth St., Oct. 21. Germaine Martez Johnson, born 1984, having weapon with drug conviction and felonious assault, 4424 Glenway Ave., Oct. 19. Kenneth Bibee, born 1951, felonious assault, menacing and violation of temporary protection order, 1705 Wyoming Ave., Oct. 20. Lance Fisher, born 1989, felonious assault, 803 Hermosa Ave., Oct. 19. Mark D. Mack, born 1963, domestic violence, 3779 Westmont Drive, Oct. 22. Michael Glenn Marlowe, born 1959, possession of open flask, 4200 W. Eighth St., Oct. 11. Tiffany Johnson, born 1985, assault, 4658 Rapid Run Pike, Oct. 19. Mark Wynn, born 1959, criminal damaging or endangering and domestic violence, 908 Rosemont Ave., Oct. 24. Antwayne Crawford, born 1973, domestic violence, 1264 Henkel Drive, Oct. 22. Keith Fisher, born 1992, felonious assault and receiving stolen property, 803 Hermosa Ave., Oct. 19. Allen Relthford, born 1982, domestic violence, assault, domestic violence and menacing, 1399 Henkel Drive, Oct. 18. Amber M. Carmen, born 1989, vicious dog not confined or leased, 3903 W. Liberty St., Oct. 17. Jonathan D. White, born 1981, obstructing official business, 4610 Glenway Ave., Oct. 23. Tina M. Assell, born 1972, falsification and possession of drugs, 1205 Beech Ave., Oct. 18.


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Use colorful ‘bulbs’ to light up your holidays The holiday season is right around the corner and with it comes the start of winter. So how would you like a very easy way to help light up your holidays and those dreary winter months?

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The B&B consists of a log building constructed of logs dating back to 1788, yet is complete will modern amenities. There are three rooms available, each with a queen bed and private bath.

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her first home and is searching for the perfect couch. There are many Amish shops with baked goods, furniture and cheese. If you are hunting for unique items for yourself or someone special, you can check out the antique shops and art gallery. For outdoorsy adventures within a short drive, you will find Adams Lake Nature Walk, Chaparral Prairie, Edge of Appalachia, Lynx Prairie, Buzzards’ Roost and Serpent Mound. An oasis of sophistication, The Rooster’s Nest was featured in the 2009 Best of Midwest Living. It offers a memorable retreat, a romantic getaway or a mid-week respite. It is a perfect location for smaller business meetings or receptions or for a Mom’s scrap-booking weekend. Gift certificates are available.

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