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Maybe they delivered a home-cooked meal when you were under the weather, or watched your children while you ran a quick errand, or helped you with yard work. They are Neighbors Who Care, and we think they deserve recognition. Again this year, the Delhi Press will devote one of our holiday issues to honoring those in the community who have given a bit of themselves to make the lives of others better. No deed is too small (or too large). If you know a Neighbor Who Cares, tell us about them. You can nominate by sending an e-mail to , or by regular mail to Marc Emral, Community Press, 5556 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati, 45247. Include your name, address and phone number, as well as their name and contact information.

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Hamilton County Park District Naturalist Julie Stubbs helps Daniel Spurgeon try on some deer antlers for size.


School, library team up

By Heidi Fallon

Books A Go-Go is living up to its name. The joint project between the Delhi Township branch library and Sayler Elementary School is helping connect students and their families with the books and programs available at the library. A $1,000 Learning Links grant provides bus service for 44 kindergartners and first-graders to the library four times a year. Students and their parent volunteers also receive lunch on the scheduled library visits. “Our students and families have limited access to the library system,” said Maureen Born, Sayler Park teacher who started the program last year. “Delhi is one of the closest

branches and the staff has been wonderful in helping us with the program, crafts and encouragement.” As a bonus, students can fill out applications for library cards and are allowed to check out books during their visits on Born’s library card. On the most recent visit, students learned about winter birds from a Hamilton County Park District naturalist, listened to stories, made their owl craft and 13 proud students went home with their own library cards. “We wanted to make a presentation of the cards to them during their visit to re-enforce what we’re trying to do in encouraging them to read,” said Kathy Born, branch librarian. Their next visit in February will feature children’s author and illustrator Loren Long.


Sayler Park teacher Maureen Born helps one of her kindergarten students, Andew Anaruma, complete his owl craft.

The West Price Hill Merchants Association in collaboration with the Price Hill Civic Club is having Where The Stars Come Out At Night Ticket Giveaway. Over the next five months 300-plus tickets will be given out through West Price Hill Merchants to the successful long standing live performing arts series active in Price Hill. Did you know that Price Hill is home to four successful performing arts series? Probably not, it is one of the best kept secrets of the west side. Only downtown Cincinnati can claim more live performing arts than Price Hill. It is time Greater Cincinnati It is time knows that the performing arts are Greater active in Price Hill. Cincinnati With the ticket knows the giveaway the group hopes every- performing one will know you arts are can come see the active in stars at night in Price Hill. You can Price Hill. enjoy a dinner and a show; enjoy a show and a cup of coffee afterwards. Merchants throughout West Price Hill will have entry forms and boxes to drop the form into. Monthly drawings will award two tickets to multiple recipients and they can choose which series and venue to attend. The four performance series are • Cincinnati Landmark Productions, • Sunset Players, • Seton/Elder Series at Eight and • Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. The three venues are the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, Seton High Performance Auditorium and the Dunham Recreation Center.

Partnership provides meals with a mission By Heidi Fallon

They’re designed as meals with a mission. Perk on the Pike and the Community Wellness Center at Bayley Place are offering buffet dinners at Bayley Place, 401 Farrell Court. “We started with our Veterans Day buffet that allowed us to not only honor our military, but also was a way to contribute to the Delhi Veterans Association Memorial Wall,” said Julie Neumann, a Perk on the Pike owner. She and Kathy Baker, who organizes programs at the Wellness Center, said the idea of continuing the monthly meals was a joint one. For the Dec. 9 meal, folks were asked to bring canned goods to donate to the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry. While January’s meal mission hasn’t yet been confirmed, Baker said it’s likely it will raise money for the Delhi Township Police

“We are happy to not only be able to provide a great meal and community gathering, but also help others in need right in our neighborhood.”

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Department’s new canine unit. Other beneficiaries of upcoming meals also have not been decided, but Baker said they will definitely be organizations or projects that benefit the township community. “We are happy to not only be able to provide a great meal and community gathering, but also help others in need right in our neighborhood,” Neumann said. The meals will be the second Wednesday of the month starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Perk on the Pike, 4800 Delhi Road. Call 921-7375 for ticket information.


Perk on the Pike owner Julie Neumann puts the finishing touches on what may be destined as a table decoration at the monthly community dinner her business and the Bayley Place Wellness Center are having.


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Elder frosh join dads in making dinner By Kurt Backscheider

Doug Jaeger enjoys watching fathers working with their sons and striving for the higher things. The Elder High School alumnus never forgot his high school’s motto – Altiora, a Latin phrase meaning “the higher things.” Taking the meaning of the school’s motto to heart, Jaeger and several other members of the Elder Spiritual Boosters made sure families in Price Hill who could use a little help didn’t have to go without on Thanksgiving. The spiritual boosters, a group formed in 2004 under the leadership of Elder’s campus minister Roger Auer and alumnus Tom Aug, organized the preparation and delivery of 25 turkey

dinners for needy families in the community on Wednesday, Nov. 25. “Elder has a booster club for everything,” Aug said. “We established this one because we wanted to help foster the spiritual development of the students in any way we can.” Jaeger said the group works with fathers of Elder freshmen, and gets them involved in projects which help fathers and sons work together while also giving back to the community. He said the turkey dinner event brought together 10 fatherson pairs. Fathers fried turkeys while their freshmen sons baked pumpkin pies and packed boxes full of stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, turkey gravy and dinner rolls. When the turkeys were cooked, the



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birds were added to the boxes and a father-son team delivered the package to one of the families on a referral list from the Holy Family Food Pantry. “All the families are extremely grateful,” Jaeger said. “When the boys see how appreciative the families are, I think it opens their eyes and shows them there is more to life than what goes on here at school.” He said the turkey dinner project is only one of the

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Pat Tucker, left, checks the temperature of a deep-fried turkey as Dennis Conroy holds the bird steady outside the pot of boiling cooking oil. Tucker and Conroy both have sons who are freshmen at Elder High School, and the fathers helped their sons prepare turkey dinners for 25 area families. programs the spiritual boosters will organize this year to help fathers become more involved in the spiritual aspect of their sons’ lives. Elder freshman Scott Maurer said he enjoyed working alongside his father to give back to the community. “Our teachers are always telling us that everything you put in will come back to you,” he said. “I think that’s true. It’s a very rewarding feeling.”

Aimee McBride is moving the party to Delhi Road. McBride’s Party Hoppers has made the leap from Cleves Warsaw Road to 5170 Delhi Road, taking over a large, empty store, formerly Sports of All Sorts. “We needed to expand and our clients kept asking for more space and programs,” McBride said.

“I also thought it would be great to move to the pike and maybe spark other new businesses.” The Green Township woman first opened her party place several years ago. She had been a stayat-home mom looking for a way to combine her experience as a wedding and event planner with her love of children. The answer, she found after months of research, was providing the large blow-up play equipment on site and at clients’


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Aimee McBride’s Party Hoppers has leaped from Cleves Warsaw Road to a formerly empty store on Delhi Road, and the Green Township woman is ready to entertain children of all ages. affordable so families can enjoy an indoor play experience as often as they want,” McBride said. With her new location, McBride was able to expand a kitchen area offering hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, fruit and juices. For more information about Party Hoppers, call 451-4386.

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Sisters ensure children have cozy toes with 599 sets of socks By Kurt Backscheider

Isabella and Grace Wentz understand the true meaning of holiday spirit. When the young sisters learned some children in their community might not have warm clothing this winter, the duo set out on a mission to help. Isabella, 8, a third-grader at C.T. Young Elementary

School in Cleves, and Grace, 6, a first-grader at Miami Heights Elementary School, decided they wanted to keep the toes of children in the Miami Township area cozy this winter, and they collected 599 pairs of socks for the Three Rivers Community Giving Tree. “We wanted to do this because we thought it would help a lot of people,” Isabella said.

“Last year we saw that the giving tree needed socks and gloves for people.” She said she and her sister made flyers explaining their cause and passed them out to their neighbors and friends. They named their campaign “Cozy Toesies.” “Isabella made up the name,” Grace said. “We walked up to our neighbors’ houses and we

gave them our letter and talked to them about it.” The Wentz sisters also received help from their parents, Kevin and Holly, who are teachers in the Southwest and Oak Hills local school districts respectively. With help from teachers, friends, neighbors and area Girl Scouts, Isabella and Grace were able to quickly collect the socks. The Three Rivers Community Giving Tree organization will include the socks as special additions in the gifts they present to children throughout the area this Christmas. “We feel really good about collecting socks for people that need them,” Isabella said. She said counting all the


Grace, left, and Isabella Wentz set out on a mission to keep the toes of children in the Miami Township area cozy this winter, and the sisters collected 599 pairs of socks for the Three Rivers Community Giving Tree. donated pairs of socks was a bit of a challenge, but their mother was very organized and developed a smooth system for counting and separating the socks into piles based on age and gender.

Grace said the best part of it all was working alongside her sister. “I felt really happy,” she said. “That’s why she’s my big sister.”

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Great Oaks is offering a free information session to those seeking a career as a certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Diamond Oaks. The school is offering Physician Office

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HONOR ROLLS Mother of Mercy High School

The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.


First honors: Melina Artmayer, Sarah Bailey, Haley Baker, Rachel Barkalow, Kristen Bauer, Angela Blake, Ellen Bley, Katherine Brossart, Laura Burkart, Elizabeth David, Kerri Davis, Abigail Dinkelacker, Amy Dirksing, Gareila Discepoli, Hannah Donnellon, Sara Freking, Erin Glankler, Jamie Heidel, Rachael Hester, Ashley Humphrey, Molly James, Rebecca Kaiser, Kelsey Kleiman, Katherine Ledermeier, Anna Lynd, Caroline Meyer, Jessica Michael, Rosa Molleran, Kristen O’Conner, Laura Raphael, Kimberly Reynolds, Katherine Ruwe, Christina Schmidt, Alexandra Souders, Nicole Stephan, Elizabeth Trentman, Maggie Walsh, Kelsey Watts, Kristen Weber, Brittney Welborne, Kelley Wiegman and Jenna Zappasodi. Second honors: Ashlee Barker, Erin Biehl, Sarah Bode, Kristen Brauer, Katilynn Brown, Mykayla Cassidy, Stephanie Cline, Mary Grace Comer, Emily Davis, Hannah DeZarn, Jane Eby, Maria Finnell, Lydia Fischesser, Emily Friedmann, Katherine Gandenberger, Lisa Gasparec, Emily hartmann, Taylor Hayes, Therese Herzog, Ashley Hessling, Megan Johnson, Abbie Kemble, Elizabeth Kenkel, Rebecca Klapper, Courtney Kurzhals, Emily Kurzhals, Caitlyn Lipps, Marissa McPhillips, Nazret Michael, Megan Mitchell, Amy Pellegrino, Jennifer Peterman, Staphanie Pieper, Brianna Sallee-Thomas, Sarah Schmitt, Zoe Scott, Grace Simpson, Hanna Smith, Sara Staggs, Jordan Stevens, Kelsey Stevens, Molly Stowe, Callie Talbot, Megan Treft, Rebecca Tumlin and Emily Wernke.


First honors: Jennifer Boehm, Anna Bross, Melissa Burns, Lauren Dehne, Emily Diersing, Kelsie Dirksing, Amy Feie, Morgan Fuller, Rachel Glankler, Kayla Grosheim, Alexandra Harter, Rebecca Heidemann, Erin Kissinger, Jennifer Langen, Allison Loechtenfeldt, Brianna McCrea, Erin McNamara, Elizabeth Miller, Erin Newell, Meghan Pope, Holly Reckers, Kelsey Redmond, Morgan Redrow, Carly Ruwan, Emily Schroer, Sarah Schwab, Lauren Seibert, Halle Specht, Hannah Stowe, Megan Tritschler and Amber Volmer. Second honors: Jami Aufderbeck, Corinne Bachman, Emma Bunke, Abigail Bussard, Courtney Campbell, Sarah Cole, Abby Cruse, Lindsey Dinkelacker, Bernadette DiStasi, Jennifer Drout, Anna Eggleston, Clara Frey, Angela Funk, Eva Gilker, Rachel Haney, Cayli Harrison, Emma Hauer, Grace Jung, Lauren Kayse, Jessica Kerley, Stephanie Kerley, Olivia Luken, Elizabeth Maffey, Amanda Maurmeier, Erin McBreen, Colleen McHenry, Kelsey Niehauser, Elizabeth Odenbeck, Monica Phipps, Abigail Rebholz, Abby Rechel, Lauren Rhein, Meagan Riesenbeck, Livia Sabato, Marissa Sander, Morgan Schoener, Catherine Schultz, Marissa Sharbell, Shannon St. George, Ashley Stacey, Brooke Stock, Emily Storm, Madeline Tucker, Jacquelyn Voet, Lindsey Weesner, Alexandra Wilkens,

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First honors: Nikole Barkalow, Elizabeth Bley, Mary Burger, Allison Cremering, Megan Dechering, Katie Deitsch, Hannah Dorsey, Katherine Dowling, Cassondra Dreiling, Melissa Farmer, Sara Fieger, Mariele Fluegeman, Traci Garcia, Allison Hart, Jenna Hartmann, Katelyn Hautman, Mara Huber, Megan Humphrey, Brittany Janszen, Megan Jones, Sarah Lukas, Catherine Minning, Sarah Mosteller, Katherine Moster, Terese Ostendorf, Kelly Pieper, Magdalena Poplis, Melissa Rapien, Elizabeth Ruwe, Allison Schneider, Mandolin Schreck, Jessica Seger, Ashley St. John, Taylor Sturwold, Madison Teliski, Megan Wanstrath and Nicole Williams. Second honors: Madeline Armstrong, Alexa Benjamin, Kelly Biggs, Kaitlin Bigner, Melanie Bosse, Kari Davis, Elizabeth Duccilli, Catherine Dugan, Emily Farmer, Jennifer Herzog, Emma Jones, Kassandra Kurzhals, Erika Leonard, Krista Lorenz, Madeline Meinhardt, Jacklyn Meyer, Kaitlyn Miller, Annamarie Mosier, Monica Murphy, Sara Oberjohann, Michelle Peterman, Victoria Pfeiffer, Alyson Ruch, Kelsey Schaible, Kimberly Schloemer, Megan Schmees, Alexis Schmitz, Aubrey Schulz, Samantha Seiler, Heather Smith, Leah Smith, Amanda Stephens, Sarah Strawser, Sarah Tebelman, Ashley Tomlinson, Samantha Turner, Morgan Wagner, Whitney Wassler, Emily Wellbrock, Chelsea Wendling, Savanna Zappasodi and Zoe Zeszut.


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Seton High School seniors Morgan Pennekamp and Chelsea Lipps work on a home remodel in New Orleans.


Seton students serve New Orleans

Community service is part of a Seton High School education. In the local community, students can be found building homes for Habitat for Humanity, tutoring children at Carson Elementary, volunteering with Price Hill Will and helping out at The Women’s Connection, just to name a few. This summer, Seton students traveled on four different mission trips, participating in Live Out Loud in Covington, Ky., and traveled to the Appalachian community of Hindman, Ky., New Orleans and Guatemala. Senior Morgan Pennekamp spent a week in New Orleans helping victims of Hurricane Katrina. “I saw a news report and couldn’t believe that people were still reeling from the devastation of Katrina in 2005,” Pennekamp said. “Then a few days later at

school, an announcement was made regarding this mission. I knew then I had to go.” Pennekamp and 21 volunteers from Seton helped demo a house in the historic district. “The house was in really bad shape,” she said. “Our job was to take out the original woodwork and ceilings to be used in a new home. It was hard work but very rewarding.” The students also volunteered for Green Light New Orleans, installing energy-efficient light bulbs in homes. Toward the end of the trip, the students helped put the finishing touches on a home that was damaged by Katrina. The homeowners paid a contractor to remodel the house, but the contractor took all the money and ran off, leaving the family with nothing. Volunteers from all over the country have been helping re-build their home. The Seton

students painted the interior. “The family was so grateful to us for helping them,” Pennekamp said. “We sat down to talk with them, and I couldn’t believe their stories. It is incomprehensible to think how they lived in such devastation the months following Katrina. They went through such hardships and then were robbed at a time when they were down and out. Without the help of people from all over the country, they said they would never have made it. “Working with the people of New Orleans has made me so grateful for all that I have. I appreciate my family, I’m glad I’m in a Catholic school and have a job, and I’m thankful for all the blessings in my life. I don’t think I take things for granted so much anymore,” she said.


Working on their slime are fifth-graders Annie Haley, left, and Hannah Smith.

COSI visits Our Lady of Victory Our Lady of Victory students recently solved mysteries with chemistry when the school hosted It’s Simply Chemistry, a program

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chemistry. They created endothermic and exothermic reactions, made a container of super-slime to take


home, learned to identify unknown substances using chemistry.


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This week in basketball

• Western Hills High School girls beat Shroder 61-22, Dec. 1. Allyandra Dillingham was Western Hills’ top-scorer with 12 points. West High’s Andrea Lewis scored four points; Jaida Alston scored four; Ciera Williams scored six, including one three-pointer; Miranda Flemming scored nine; Harris scored three; Anderson scored one; Kiasha Hughes scored four; Micalah Sims scored two; Danyel Champion scored 10 and Asia Dillingham scored four. • Seton High School girls beat Glen Este High School 4940, Dec. 1. Katie Phillips was the top-scorer for Seton with 16 points, including one threepointer. Seton’s Allie Briede scored two points; Bailey Arnold scored one point; Marisa Meyer scored four; Elyse Brown scored 11, including one three-pointer; Morgan Beard scored five; Sam Dresmann scored four; Emily Miller scored six. • Western Hills girls beat Winton Woods High School 4834, Dec. 3. Asia Dillingham was West High’s top-scorer with 18 points. West High’s Ciera Williams scored six points, Allyandra Dillingham scored 10, Miranda Flemming scored five, Micalah Sims scored one and Danyel Champion scored eight. • Mercy High School girls beat St. Ursula 33-32, Dec. 3. Mercy’s Amanda Huschart scored seven points, including one three-pointer; Allie Hart scored five points, including one three-pointer; Erin O’Brien scored two points for Mercy; Anna Maffey scored four; Kelly Wiegman scored six, Meyer scored two and Chelsea Meckstroth scored seven.

Oak Hills grad aids in record

Oak Hills graduate and Marquette University sophomore Jessica Pachko made a layup with 3:20 remaining in the second half against Oakland, Nov. 21, giving her teammate Angel Robinson her 10th assist for a triple-double, the first in Marquette women’s basketball history. Marquette beat Oakland 7962.

This week in bowling

• Mercy High School girls beat Colerain High School 2,559-2,120, Nov. 30. • Elder High School boys bowled a 2,881 to beat Chaminade-Julienne’s 2,676 and Roger Bacon High School’s 2,635, Dec. 1. Elder’s Tyler Wood bowled a 504. • Seton High School girls beat Mercy High School 2,2822,231. Seton’s Pam Kettler bowled a 384. Mercy’s Lindsay Doll bowled a 408. Seton advances to 3-0 with the win. • Oak Hills High School girls beat Lakota West High School 2,128-1,817, Dec. 2. Oak Hills’ Amanda Walden bowled a 375. Oak Hills advances to 1-0 with the win. • Elder bowled a 2,998 to beat Purcell Marian High School’s 2,411 and Carroll’s 2,275, Dec. 3. Elder’s Busene bowled a 470. • Seton girls beat McAuley High School 2,472-2,196, Dec. 3. Seton’s Nicole Kettler bowled a 398. • Mercy beat St. Ursula Academy 2,144-1,586, Dec. 3. Mercy’s Lindsay Doll bowled a 331.

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Elder eyes Moe, 1st league title since ’90

By Tony Meale

This could be the year. For the last four seasons, beginning in 2005-06, the Elder High School wrestling team has finished second in the GCL-South to Moeller, which has won seven straight league championships. Last year, the Panthers came as close as they’ve come during their four-year stretch of second-place finishes to toppling Moeller, losing 267.5 to 234 at the conference meet. This year, however, Elder returns 11 district-qualifiers and is gunning for its first league title since 1990. “I will say that we have a shot,” Elder head coach Dick McCoy said. “Moeller is a quality program, and they’ll reload.” So will the Panthers, which graduated three seniors, including two-time


Elder High School’s Ian Korb is one of 11 returning district-qualifiers for the Panthers this season. Korb will wrestle in the 171-pound division. state champion Orlando Scales (215) – the only two-time state champion in school history. Among Elder’s returners are Jahday Daniels (112), Tyler Hardtke (130), Ryan Ruffing (140), Sam Conners (152), Ian Korb (171), Nick Nusekabel (285), Pat Nusekabel (215), Jake

Meyer (145), Ian Gillespie (135), Gary Smith (125) and Kevin Hyland (189). The captains will be Conners, who went 28-13 last year, Ruffing, who went 2417, and Pat Nusekabel, who went 16-8. “I like the experience we bring back; 11 returning starters would make any

coach feel good about their team,” McCoy said. “But each season is different, and our team will have to establish itself all over again.” Several wrestlers, including Hyland and Nick Nusekabel, also played football for Elder and are still transitioning from the field to the mats; the football players

weren’t able to report to wrestling practice until Dec. 2. “We’ll struggle early because of our football guys just getting back, but we’ll be a solid team down the road,” McCoy said. Elder will be tested early and often this season. The Panthers will participate in the Glenn Sample Holiday Classic Tournament at Harrison High School Dec. 1920, as well as the Ohio State Duals Jan. 10 and the Ohio All-Catholic Invitational Tournament Jan. 16-17. They also have matches against St. Xavier, Moeller, Harrison and Mason in late January, all of which should prepare them for the GCL Championship Feb. 13. “We’re definitely the underdog, and (Moeller’s) definitely the favorite,” McCoy said of the conference meet. “But I’ll tell you this, though – they’re thinking about us.”

Oak Hills boasts district qualifiers, titles The following overviews highlight the prospects of other local wrestling teams for the 2009-2010 season.

er tri-meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, against Middletown and Reading. Elder High School hosts the GCL Championships beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. The Division I Sectional Championships (Dec. 1920) begin the week after the league finals and are followed by districts (Feb. 2627) and state (March 4-6).

Oak Hills Highlanders

Seniors Ryan Quinn and Tyler Weiskittel lead a group of nine returning Highlanders back to the mats following Division I state qualifications and Greater Miami Conference titles for both wrestlers last season. Weiskittel wrestled at 125 pounds last winter and finished at 37-5 as a junior. Quinn finished at 28-11 while competing at 171 pounds. Both aim for a return trip to the Division I State Championships this fall. Senior Brendon Haehnle, a district qualifier last winter, will also be a leader for Oak Hills. Haehnle entered districts at 18-15 wrestling at 145 pounds. “Led by seniors Tyler Weiskittel, Brendon Haehnle and Ryan Quinn, the Highlanders will once again navigate our way through a difficult schedule,” sixthyear head coach Scott Zang said via e-mail. “We have been working hard all offseason and will continue to do so during the season to return Oak Hills to our rightful spot as one of the elite wrestling programs in the Greater Cincinnati area.” A total of 10 Highlander wrestlers advanced from sectionals to districts last season. Oak Hills took third place at sectionals following a fourth-place team finish at the GMC finals. Additional returning district qualifiers for Oak Hills include senior Brad Baas and junior Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick won a GMC title at 152 pounds and entered districts at 23-6.



Oak Hills senior Tyler Weiskittel, seen here wrestling at the Division I State Championships last winter, made his first trip to state with a trio of fellow Highlanders last season. Baas wrestled at 103 pounds. Luke Neville, Dominic Walicki, Logan Andriot and Alex Grieco are also returning starters for Oak Hills. However, Oak Hills needs to replace a trio of 20match winners including 2009 graduates Robby Merk (135 pounds), Chris Jolevski (140 pounds) and Jamie Miller (215 pounds). The Highlanders host the GMC Championships beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Oak Hills hosts a pair of rivals for its first matches at home including Mason (Dec. 10) and Elder (Dec. 12). A road match against Fairfield (Jan. 14) will also be a key for Oak Hills, Zang said.

La Salle Lancers

La Salle High School sophomore Max Byrd moves up to the 119-pound class following a seventhplace performance wrestling at 112 pounds during the Division I State Champi-

onships last winter. Byrd looks to find the podium at state for a second-consecutive season after finishing at 33-10 as a freshman. Last winter, Byrd was one of three freshmen in the 112-pound bracket at state, which included 16 competitors. Evan Samad (145 pounds) and Justin Cole (215 pounds) are also returning starters for the Lancers. Freshman Anthony Milano will make an immediate impact wrestling at 103 pounds. Including Milano, six freshmen will likely start for La Salle head coach Avery Zerkle. In the Lancers’ Greater Catholic League South Division, the Moeller Crusaders have won seven-consecutive conference titles. La Salle hosts a tri-meet against Milford and Sycamore for its home opener at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. The Lancers host anoth-

Two seniors and five returning starters lead a Yellow Jackets team with only eight wrestlers on its roster. “This is the year we hit bottom,” head coach Drew Tenhundfeld said regarding Taylor’s lowest turnout ever. “The program is in a rebuilding phase at the junior high and high school level, (but I’m) looking forward to the upcoming years as the junior high team moves up to high school. Most of all, I want the best year possible for (our) two seniors.” Those seniors are Dylan Weber (152) and John Staubach (189). “They push the other wrestlers to give their best at practice,” Tenhundfeld said. Weber wrestled in Taylor’s youth program, while Staubach picked up the sport as a sophomore. “He wrestled heavyweight his first year and worked hard to get his weight down in the offseason so he could wrestle at 189 last year and this year,” Tenhundfeld said of Staubach, who recently enlisted in the Marines. “I have no doubt that John will be turning some heads this year when he steps on to the mat.” Other returning starters

are sophomores Branden Strochinsky (145) and Ryan Strochinsky (140), as well as junior Chris Legendre (135). Tenhundfeld said that all five returners have a shot at districts. “With a small team, I’m looking for strong individual finishes,” Tenhundfeld said. Taylor is rounded out by sophomore Jeff Williams (215) and junior Matt Carr (171) and Bobby Mansfield (285).

Western Hills

The Western Hills High School wrestling team returns 13 athletes to the 2009-2010 team, including two seniors Donnie Ballou and Jeffrey West. Senior Johnnie Pritchett is a newcomer for head coach George Williams and the Mustangs. In the 2008-2009 season, the Mustangs beat Summit Country Day and Withrow, in addition to the All Stars at the Mt. Healthy Duals. Their final record was 3-6. In tournaments, Ballou was a standout, taking first place (130 lbs.) in the Western Hills tournament and first place (125 lbs.) in the Milford and Kings tournaments. He also placed second in the Xenia and Norwood tournaments. West also placed at several tournaments. Western Hills took second out of five teams at the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference league and eighth out of 10 teams at sections. At districts, they were 29th out of 38 teams. Ballou placed first at leagues and fourth at sectionals. Reported by Anthony Amorini, Mark Chalifoux and Tony Meale

SIDELINES Oak Hills Sports Stag

The Oak Hills High School Athletic Boosters are conducting the annual Sports Stag from 6 p.m. to midnight, Monday, Jan. 18, at the Woodlands Reception Center, 9680 Cilley Road. This year’s Stag will feature speaker Paul Hornung, a Heisman Trophywinning quarterback from Notre Dame who went on to become a pro-

football hall of fame player for the Vince Lombardi-led Green Bay Packers. Joining Hornung will be special guest Pete Rose. Buy tickets online at at no additional charge or processing fee. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $75 per person, $150

for VIP OR $525 per table.

Indoor Soccer for little ones

Western Sports Mall has indoor soccer programs for ages 3-5, Little Dribblers – instructional soccer with instructors from Cincinnati West Soccer Club. It is a six-week program beginning

Dec 23, Wednesday or Fridays, from 5:30-6 p.m. or 6-6:30 p.m. Cost is $35. They also have a lollipop program, for ages 4-6, where there is a team environment and no score keeping for six weeks Wednesday or Friday evenings beginning Dec 23. Cost is $40 and includes T-shirt. Call 451-4900 or e-mail Registration deadline Dec 16.

Oak Hills wrestling reunion

Former Oak Hills High School wrestlers are invited to mark their calendars for a reunion on Dec. 12. It will be held during the Oak HillsElder wresting match, which begins at 7 p.m.

Participants should arrive at 6:15 p.m. A social gathering will be offered after the match, time and place to be decided. Wrestling alumni will be admitted free, but they must pre-register by emailing Mike Lindsey at

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BRIEFLY • Oak Hills High School girls beat Colerain High School 81-18, Dec. 1. Oak Hills’ Schmidt won the 200 individual medley freestyle in 2:11.83; Bass won the 50meter freestyle in 27.18; Gladfelter won the 200-meter dive in 2:33.09, and the 100-meter flystroke in 1:13.82; Hayhow won the 100-meter freestyle in 1:00.19; Laker won the 500meter freestyle in 6:18.29; the 200-meter freestyle relay went to Oak Hills in a time of 1:52.33; the 100-meter backstroke was won by Oak Hills’ Walker in1:15.37; 100-meter breaststroke was won by Oak Hills’ Schmidt in 1:16.98 and the 1-meter dive was won by Oak Hills’ Wodetzki in 87.75. • Oak Hills boys beat Colerain 85-15, Dec. 1. Oak Hills took the 200-meter relay in 2:00.09; Oak Hills’ McAfee won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:27.36; Oak Hills’ Mars won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:41.65; the 50 meter freestyle was won by Oak Hills’ Raczka in 24.52; Oak Hills’ Eilerman won the 100-meter flystroke in 1:00.92; the 100-meter freestyle was won by Oak Hills’ Smith in 53.93; the 500meter free style was won by Oak Hills’ Freeman in 5:45.81; Oak Hills took the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:42.38; Oak Hills’ Smith won the 100meter backstroke in 1:06.88; Oak Hills won the 400 meter freestyle relay in 3:51.18 and Oak Hills’ Meyer won the 1meter diving in 169.10. • Seton High School girls beat Sycamore High School 151-125, Dec. 3. For Seton, Hayhow won the 50-meter freestyle in 26.91, and the 100-meter flystroke in 1:06.09. Seton won the 200meter relay in 2:01.889; the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:48.45 and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 4:01.64. • Oak Hills girls beat Mercy High School 59-43, Dec. 3. Oak Hills won the 200meter relay in 2:01.01 and the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:50.94. For Oak Hills, Schmidt won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:11.42; Hayhow won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:28.02, and the 100-meter backstroke in 1:05.45 and Schmidt won the 100-meter flystroke in 1:08.14.


Dan Miller, an Elder High School graduate and junior at Thomas More College, recently was named to the Presidents Athletic Conference men’s soccer All-Conference First Team. Thomas More men’s soccer team member Keith Kreidenweis, an Elder graduate, was named to the Second Team.

School graduate, has been named HCAC Defensive Player of the Year. Huber garnered conference Coach of the Year honors for the third time while Prosser won his award for the first time. The Mount had 11 players, including Prosser, named First Team All-HCAC, while three Lions’ players were named Second Team All-

Player, coach of year

College of Mount St. Joseph football Head Coach Rod Huber has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and Lions’ junior linebacker Erik Prosser, an Oak Hills High

The Thomas More College men’s soccer team fell, 4-2, to 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University Nov. 14, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Tournament in Pittsburgh, Pa. With the loss the Saints end the season with a 17-3-1 overall record with a schoolrecord 17 wins. Carnegie Mellon took a 1-

0 lead when it scored at the 4:48 mark. The Saints answered at the 35:20 mark when freshman midfielder Andrew Sullivan, a Colerain High School graduate, scored off an assist from junior midfielder Dan Miller, an Elder High School graduate, to tie the match at 1-1. The match remained tied at 1-1 at halftime. In the second half, the Tar-

tans scored three unanswered goals to lead 4-1 at the 68:49 mark. The Saints cut the lead to 4-2 at the 72:05 mark when sophomore midfielder Ricky Barria, Dixie Heights High School graduate, scored off a cross from sophomore defender Keith Kreidenweis, an Elder graduate.

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HCAC and one Mount player was selected Honorable Mention All-Conference. Others on the first team were: junior running back Noah Joseph, junior wide receiver Derick Tabar, a Colerain High School graduate, senior offensive lineman Anthony Walsh, a Moeller High School gradaute, sophomore offensive lineman Joe Noble, a Colerain graduate, senior defensive lineman Alex Harbin, an Elder High School graduate, sophomore defensive lineman Brett Hambrick, an Elder High School graduate, junior defensive linemna Rob Fox, a Colerain graduate, senior defensive back Ryan Smithmeyer, an Elder High School graduate, freshman defensive back Jerrick Boykin, a Glen Este High School. graduate and junior kick Brian Weimer, an Oak Hills graduate. Lions’ players on second team were junior quarterback Craig Mustard senior wide receiver Jeremy Brinck, an Elder grad and senior linebacker Vince Smith. Senior defensive back David Davis was selected Honorable Mention.


Women’s soccer first team

Northern Kentucky University’s Kristi Hofmeyer was recently named to the Daktronics Division II Midwest Region Women’s Soccer first team, the organization announced on Tuesday. Hofmeyer, a sophomore product of Seton High School, is a tenacious defender who has found herself a part of the attack as th Norse advance into postseason play. She has demonstrated an ability to win practically any ball sent her way, helping the Norse to consistently pressure the offense. For Hofmeyer, this marks her first AllRegion nod. She was also named to the All-GLVC first team.

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Last week’s question: Do you think DUI checkpoints, set up by police during the holidays, are effective? Why or why not? “While I believe people should be responsible and not drink and drive, I feel this is a waste of police business. I think there are more pressing matters they should be working on to keep communities safe.” L.D. “No because they tell you where they are located.” M.S. “No because they give you the checkpoints in advance. What is the purpose?” E.J. “I think they are a waste of man hours. The Report-A-Drunk hotline can enlist the aid of civilians (and there are more of us than police) so if they see someone weaving while driving or standing in a parking lot fumbling with their car keys, they can report the incident. And if they must have the checkpoints to keep MADD happy, then don’t tell where they are going to be. Make it a surprise!” C.A.S. “I think they are since they may cause some to not drink or at least drink in moderation. Also, the checkpoints always have the potential of catching those who totally disregard the drinking/driving laws and who probably wouldn’t remember where the checkpoints are, even if you told them.” B.N. ‘I think the police should worry more about getting drugs and criminals off the streets instead of harassing people with checkpoints.” N.W.S.

About Ch@troom This week’s question: President Obama has called up 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. Would you support a “war tax” to pay for this deployment? 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.



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Adding it up

If Steve Driehaus and Sherrod Brown did their math, it could look like this: With the unemployment being almost 10 percent and people without health insurance being around 11 percent, I think unemployment should be Congress’ main interest, not a government controlled health care that has to many loop holes, has to many problems, too costly, and most people don’t want it or trust






LETTERS TO THE EDITOR it. If we got the 10 percent jobs, they could afford their own care and the country would be better off. Bill McCauslin Pineknot Delhi Township

Move downtown

It’s understandable for my alma mater to want to expand historic Nippert Stadium and build

an indoor practice facility to keep Brian Kelly. In reality, the chances of raising the money are not all that good. A more economical solution would be to play the Bearcats home games in the Bengals stadium and use Nippert for practice. You could even bubble it if that is a deal maker with Kelly. Two of the other seven Big East teams manage to play their

home games in NFL stadiums now. The Pitt Panthers play in the Steelers Heinz Field (four miles from their campus) and South Florida plays in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond Joyce Stadium (eight miles from their campus.) And, U Conn plays in Rentschler Stadium 25 miles from their campus. Paul Ashworth Happy Drive Delhi Township

Barman’s store turned into doctor’s office One hundred and fifty four years ago Claus Drucker built his store at 6583 Gracely Drive. It went out of business in 1950 but the building is still there. Claus Drucker immigrated to the United States from Hanover, Germany, in 1842. Three years later he married Elizabeth Laudenbach of Oldenburg, Germany. In 1846, the Druckers were living in Cincinnati and Claus owned a sugar refinery and operated a store on Fulton Street. By 1853, Cincinnati had become a dirty smoke-filled city from all its polluting factories. Successful merchants looked for a clean place in the suburbs to live. The new Whitewater Canal, which opened in 1843, improved transportation and caused a building boom along its banks. One of those new budding villages was to become Home City. Claus Drucker purchased several lots in the Cincinnati Building Association subdivision in 1855, He built his store of red mission bricks with wrought iron flower boxes and black shutters. The flower boxes were a German touch and they were filled every year with geraniums and ivy. He operated a store, tavern and boarding house. The canal went into receivership in 1855, and the housing boom disappeared. Lots in the subdivision stop selling and some were repossessed by the sheriff and

sold at the courthouse. The Civil War broke out in 1860 and Claus Drucker supported the North. He also served as Delhi Township trustee in 1860-1861 Betty Kamuf and again in Community 1870-1872. By the canal Press guest 1862, bed had been sold columnist to the Indianapolis & Cincinnati Railroad. The railroad brought new residents to the area and the collection of subdivisions was incorporated as Home City in 1879. Claus Drucker died in 1878, five years after his wife. The Drucker’s had four children. Catherine, Ann, Frederick and John. Catherine married Joseph Barman of Anderson Ferry. Ann married Herman Hegebusch, a fresco painter of Home City. Frederick married Sophia Meyer of North Bend. John married Clara Barman also of Anderson Ferry. After Claus Drucker’s death Joseph Barman and John Drucker operated the store together. John Drucker served as the postmaster of Delhi in 1883. A year later he died and Joseph Barman continued operation of the store and changed the name to Barman’s.

Barman's store in Sayler park was eventually renovated into a doctor's office. Frederick Drucker operated the tavern until Home City passed a prohibition ordinance in 1887. Then he became a road builder and built the cement sidewalks in Home City and changed the streets from planks to gravel around 1894. His son Frederick Jr. is rumored to have been the architect to design the St. Aloysius School building in 1905. After Catherine Barman died her son Joseph inherited the business. Joseph married Helen O’Dowd, daughter of a coal merchant in Cincinnati. Joseph and Helen had two sons, William and Donald. William was killed in an auto accident. Donald married Carol Clark of Home City


and they had one child, Deborah. Donald ran the business with his mother until her death in 1950. It had been a thriving business, the oldest family-owned grocery store in the state. Donald decided not to continue the business and sold the building to Dr. James Cleary, who converted the store into a doctor’s office and built on a drug store. It has remained a doctor’s office since that time. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at

Who are people with disabilities? President Barrack Obama declared Dec. 3 the International Day of People with Disabilities. How often do we people with disabilities hear that we are resourceful, intelligent, and capable from officials on special days like the International Day of People with Disabilities; and the rest of the year we are ignored, overlooked, routinely discriminated against, and dismissed as a burden, as unwanted, and as justifiably excluded by society? The door of employment is slammed in our faces. Why? Perhaps, because we are intelligent, resourceful, and capa-

ble; and nondisabled people fear us because they cannot accomplish as much (all things being equal) as we can. When people want to assuage their consciences, they will throw us a few crumbs now and then and then feel ever so smug about what they have done. When will we receive the recognition and inclusion that we deserve? Take the matter of transportation for one good example. Paratransit systems funded by ignorant and uncaring taxpayers and run by their official representatives will send us all over this city where we

do not want to go and when we do not want to go, and they will pay big money to accomplish that wonderful feat. But officials and taxpayers refuse to pay less for a system of transportation that will take us where we really want to go and when we really want to go. I guess paying big money to give us what we do not want assuages the consciences of the ignorant and uncaring, and that type of attitude and operation seems the best we can hope for except on days like the International Day of People with Disabilities when officials state a lot of

meaningless palaver for the sake of hearing themselves talk. Who are we? We are capable, Joyce Rogers resourceful, and Community intelligent 365 Press guest days of the year, columnist and we are sick and tired of your nonsensical manner of treating us. Joyce Rogers lives in Covedale.

A checklist to help keep seniors safe in winter months Like it or not, winter’s on the way. Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS) encourages senior citizens to plan now so that you’ll be prepared and safe during the cold temperatures and winter storms. These tips can help you get through – and even enjoy – the winter months. • Have the furnace checked and cleaned and the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms changed. During the winter, keep your furnace set no lower than 65 degrees to avoid hypothermia and frozen pipes. • Use portable space heaters safely. Unplug them when you aren’t using them. Do not use extension cords; portable heaters should be plugged into an outlet. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from a space heater. Purchase heaters that shut off automatically. • Plan for power outages and those

times when the weather makes it difficult to get out. Have a battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries. Keep a supply of water and dried and canned foods on hand, along with a manual can opener. Have Tracey Collins some extra food and Community water available for your Press guest pets. • If a senior is columnist homebound and unable to cook, they may be eligible for meals-on-wheels to provide a daily meal. The visit from the delivery driver is an additional check that you are safe. CASS is the area’s largest provider of homedelivered meals. Contact CASS at 513-7214330 for information about this service.

• Keep an extra supply of medicine on hand. If you use medical equipment, arrange for a back-up power source with your medical supply company. • Extra blankets and warm clothes are a necessity. When you go outside, dress warmly, in layers. Wear the appropriate kind shoes or boots and keep your hands, ears, nose and feet covered to avoid frostbite. A scarf over your mouth will warm the air you are breathing into your lungs. • Set up a “buddy” system with someone who can check on you and help you if necessary. • Consider getting a personal emergency alarm system such as Lifeline that can summon help if you can’t get to a phone. • If you rely on home health care or personal care assistants, have a back-up plan in the event your worker is unable to get to your home.

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• When the weather permits, get out and socialize with friends and relatives. Senior Centers provide a variety of social, recreational and health and wellness activities. Many serve lunch and most provide transportation to and from the centers. Check out what your neighborhood center has to offer. Seniors who plan for whatever winter might bring will be ready. There are many community resources for seniors who want to remain independent and in their own homes. For more information on resources and services for seniors, contact CASS, 513-721-4330, or the Council on Aging, 513-721-1025, Tracey Collins is executive director of Cincinnati Area Senior Services. For more information about CASS, visit or call (513) 721-4330.


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Spectators fill their bags with candy tossed from the floats during the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade marched from Western Hills High School to St. Lawrence, where a reception was held.


St. Lawrence Student Choir performs while riding their float during the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade.



Twin 7-year-old sisters Lillian (left) and Mia Kuchenmeiester (right) await the start of the parade seated with Jill Laub, 5, and Grace Buchanan, 7, of Covedale, from chairs lining the sidewalk on Glenway Avenue before the start of the parade.


Santa Claus didn’t bring his reindeer but he rode Parade Grand Marshals Frank and Jean down the parade route in this convertible. Lenkerd of the Primavista Reataurant before the start of the parade. GREG LORING/CONTRIBUTOR


Covedale Center for the Performing Arts cast members from “A Storybook Christmas” wave from their float before the start of the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade.


St. Teresa Cub Scout Pack 171 members wave to spectators during the parade.


Elder High School Marching Band Director Steve Geis leads the Panthers in practice before the start of the parade.


Carson Elementary School cheerleaders perform a cheer during the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade.


Amazing Portable Circus stilt walker Jaime Schott and St. Teresa School third- and fourthgrade Girl Scouts from Covedale wave before the start of the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Thanksgiving a beautiful day for a parade

Almost any day is good for a parade. And in Price Hill, every Thanksgiving Day is the best time for a parade.

Spectators lined the route along Glenway to view the bands, floats, cars and marchers all celebrate Price Hill.

The owners of Primavista Restaurant Frank and Jean Lenkerd were the grand marshals of this year’s parade.


Young parishioners from St. William Parish wave to spectators from a float.


Cast members from “A Storybook Christmas” dance down Glenway Avenue during the parade. GREG LORING/CONTRIBUTOR

Members from the Elder-Seton High School Vocal Ensemble sing during the parade.


St. Teresa third-grader Karoline Kahny (front left) and first-graders Libby Vale and Daphne Glazer wave from the truck carrying the St. Teresa first- and second-grade girls state finalist runner up soccer team during the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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St. Teresa Pack No. 171 members round the corner onto Glenway Avenue.


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Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road. $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown. Wine Tasting, 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood.


Maur’s Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Maury’s Tiny Cove Steak House, 662-2683; Cheviot. Nick & Tom’s Happy Hour, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Nick and Tom’s, 574-4242; Bridgetown.


Live Nativity, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Montana Avenue Church of the Nazarene, 2559 Montana Ave. Drivethru nativity. Includes cookies, hot chocolate and coffee. Meet characters and pet live animals inside. Free. 661-0884. Westwood.


Beginners Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road. Cafeteria. Gentle progression of breathing techniques and postures. Develop moving meditation, build strength and flexibility and relieve stress. Ages 18 and up. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725; Miami Township.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Hollmeyer Orchards, 3241 Fiddler’s Green Road. Apples, peaches, plums, pears and vegetables. 574-0663. Green Township.


Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Henke Winery, 3077 Harrison Ave. Includes bread basket. $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood.


Horror Book Club, 8 p.m. “Duma Key.” Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. Presented by Monfort Heights/White Oak Civic Association. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.


Miracle on 34th Street, 8 p.m. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Stage play based on novel by Valentine Davies. $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 2416550; West Price Hill. F R I D A Y, D E C . 1 1


Beginner Card-Making Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. All supplies provided. Bring adhesive. $8. Reservations required. Through Dec. 18. 503-1042; Green Township. Late Night Crop!, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Scrapbook with stamps, inks and tools. Bring snack. $5. Reservations recommended. 389-0826; Green Township.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar - White Oak, 5872 Cheviot Road. Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. 923-1300; White Oak.


Fine Line, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Black Sheep Bar & Grill, 3807 North Bend Road. Rock trio. Free. 481-6300. Cheviot.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.2 a.m. Patrick’s Sports Bar, 5060 Crookshank Road. Free. 451-1763. West Price Hill.


Miracle on 34th Street, 8 p.m. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Cinderella, 7 p.m. Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, 1945 Dunham Way. Fairy Godmother needs help; she’s out of practice and not certain her magic is going to work properly. Audience participation. $4. Presented by Sunset Players Inc. Through Dec. 13. 5884988. West Price Hill. S A T U R D A Y, D E C . 1 2

FARMERS MARKET Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township. FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown. Wine Tasting, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood.


Live Nativity, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Montana Avenue Church of the Nazarene, Free. 6610884. Westwood.


Seminars in a Snap, 10 a.m. Sensational Centerpieces. Bring own basket or container. White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road. Free. 385-3313; White Oak.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Winter Bird Count, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave. Help tally birds. Bring binoculars. Includes door prizes. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Dec. 10. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sayler Park. Winter Bird Count, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road. Help tally birds. Bring binoculars. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Dec. 10. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Miami Township. Winter Bird Count, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mitchell Memorial Forest, 5401 Zion Road. Help tally birds. Bring binoculars. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Dec. 10. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Cleves. Winter Bird Count, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oak Glen Nature Preserve, 7584 Thompson Road. Help tally birds. Bring binoculars. Includes door prizes. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Dec. 10. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


Miracle on 34th Street, 8 p.m. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Cinderella, 2 p.m. Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, $4. 588-4988. West Price Hill. S U N D A Y, D E C . 1 3


Hollmeyer Orchards, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


Live Nativity, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Montana Avenue Church of the Nazarene, Free. 6610884. Westwood. Community Christmas Party, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Cheviot Memorial Fieldhouse, 3729 Robb Ave. Games for children, balloon animals, face painting, crafts, model train display, WebKins raffle and Celtic music by Gallagher’s Ramble. Minimal charge for games and refreshments. Free. Presented by Cheviot Police Association. 661-2700. Cheviot.


Bob Cushing, 10 p.m. Roswell’s Bar, 3735 Glenmore Ave. 661-9679. Cheviot.

Miracle on 34th Street, 2 p.m. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Cinderella, 2 p.m. Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, $4. 588-4988. West Price Hill.




Winter Bird Count, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Embshoff Woods, 4050 Paul Road. Help tally birds. Bring binoculars. Includes door prizes. Vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Dec. 10. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Delhi Township.

Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Addyston Baptist Church, 112 Church St. Free. Through Dec. 27. 941-4897. Addyston. M O N D A Y, D E C . 1 4



The Hamilton County Park District will be holding its annual Winter Bird Count to tally birds that use the parks as a resting place on their migration south or call the parks their year-round home. The official count will be from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at most parks. Bring binoculars. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required by Thursday, Dec. 10, at 521-7275, ext. 240. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. T U E S D A Y, D E C . 1 5

DANCE CLASSES Line Dance Class, 10 a.m.-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. EXERCISE CLASSES

Pilates/Slim & Sculpt, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave. With Michele Reeves. $6. 238-8816. Westwood. Ashtanga Yoga Level I Classes, 5:45 p.m.-7 p.m. Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road. Cafeteria. Classes allow participants to practice developing moving meditation beyond instruction. Ages 18 and up. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725; Miami Township.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood. Tableside Pasta Creations, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. The Oakleaf Restaurant, One Aston Oaks Drive. Unlimited pasta and gourmet pizza, basket of breadsticks and salad. Includes wine specials. Family friendly. $9.99, $4.95 ages 11 and under. Reservations recommended. Presented by Aston Oaks Golf Club. 467-0070, ext. 3. North Bend.


Maur’s Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Maury’s Tiny Cove Steak House, 662-2683; Cheviot.

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Senior Book Club, 10 a.m. “The Christmas Quilt.” Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472. Green Township. W E D N E S D A Y, D E C . 1 6

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Intermediate Card-Making Class, 10 a.m.11:30 a.m. Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Learn new techniques and intermediate level folds. $8. Registration required. 389-0826; Green Township. CIVIC


Yoga, 7:10 p.m. Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Tender yoga plus meditation. $10. 471-7653. West Price Hill.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.6 p.m. Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC Karaoke with Konnann, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The Dog Haus, 494 Pedretti Ave. Free. 9212082. Delhi Township.

Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. Friendly, progressive and discussion of current events. Refreshments provided. New members welcome. Free. Presented by Green Township Democratic Club. 5983100; Green Township.



Western Hills Job Satellite Group, 9 a.m.10:30 a.m. Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. Community members welcome to learn from and support each other in job-seeking process. Speakers present valuable content about latest in electronic resumes, LinkedIn, effective networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Free. Through May 26. 662-1244. Westwood.

Basic Square Dance, 10 a.m. Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, 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. 3216776. West Price Hill.

Miracle on 34th Street, 8 p.m. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Scarf It Up Club, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road. Group makes hats, scarves, lap covers, prayer shawls and anti-ouch pouches for Cincinnati area. Free. Presented by St. Ignatius Loyola Church. 661-9202. Monfort Heights.


Line Dance Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.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.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood. PROVIDED

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents “Holiday Follies,” a musical about a holiday tour bus stranded in the snow, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 12-13, at the Taft Theatre. Performances are at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For children 4 years old and up. Tickets are $20, $18, and $7. Call 513-569-8080, ext. 10 or visit


Nick & Tom’s Happy Hour, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Nick and Tom’s, 574-4242; Bridgetown.

PROVIDED The Cincinnati Parks Foundation hosts Know Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of “The Brothers Grimm,” as part of the Know-to-Go Education Series, at 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 15-16, at the Krohn Conservatory. The performance takes audiences through the familiar “Brothers” tales. For elementary-aged students and their families. Admission is free; reservations required. Call Kat Smith at 513-357-2616 or contact at Seating opens at 4:30 p.m., with refreshments following the performance. Pictured are actors: Darnell Benjamin, left, Liz Vosmeier, and Joshua Murphy.


December 9, 2009

Can we accept a God who comes here in diapers? Editor’s note: Father Lou is on leave this week. This is a reprint of a previous column he wrote Dec. 19, 2007. There are those who say Christmas is for children, not adults. In a sense that’s true. But in a larger sense the opposite is true. It’s only the spirituality of a mature mind that can grasp the reality of Christmas, and be captivated by it. For adults to thrill at Christmas requires that significant changes have occurred in their understanding and thinking since childhood. It’s no longer just a pretty scene of angels, a star and a manger holding a newborn baby. An adult must be doing some serious reflection on the existence and nature of God throughout the years. And in this reflection – whether they use the actual words or not – it entails dealing with the understanding of some enlightening concepts such as “transcendental” and “immanence” as applicable to God.

“What?” some adults may object, “Let’s not mess up Christmas by getting clinical and academic. Stars, shepherds, three kings and a baby in the manger are good enough for me. Why do I need to know about ‘transcend… something’ and that other word?” Well, once we understand the implications of these dollar words “transcendence” and “immanence” as regards to God and us and Christmas, it just might enhance the awe we had as children. According to the dictionary, transcendence means “lying beyond the ordinary range of perception; being beyond the limits of experience and completely unknowable; beyond the material universe and not able to be expressed.” God is transcendent. Through Isaiah (55:8-9) God expresses his transcendence to us in scripture, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways … For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and

my thoughts than your thoughts.” There are times I’ve watched the History or National Geographic channels as scientific re-enactments are depicted of the possible ways God may have unfolded the universe over eons of time. When I see the stars forming and gigantic planets whirling in space and often colliding amidst fire and force, I sense God’s immensity and power bringing order out of chaos. One could sum up the Bible as in interplay of fear and faith. God is one of our primary fears because God is totally beyond us, totally immense, and totally beyond our control. Realizing we are nothing in comparison to God we become scared. The inspiring good news is that God has acted to assuage our fear by becoming one of us, and the most vulnerable as well. Immanence means remaining close at hand, existing within or very close by. It comes from the Latin immanere, to stay or remain. Perhaps many times we’ve

said to someone we love as they endured some particular suffering, “I’m with you all the way, call on me!” Jesus Christ spoke of his immanence in Matthew’s words (1:23) which are well-known at this time of year, “A virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means God-is-with-us.” Does transcendence really come so close? Some people throughout history cannot accept a God so transcendent and yet immanent that he chose to come so close and be like us in all things except sin. Yet that is what we Christians celebrate at Christmas. St. Paul realized that this is a stumbling block and a scandal to some, this “birth of God.” In the early Christian church there were some people (Arians) who thought this was ridiculous. They said Jesus Christ was certainly a good and loving man, but no God. On the other end of the spectrum were those (Docetists) who

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claimed Jesus Christ was the mighty God of the universe, but not really one of us. They said he just had an apparent human Father Lou body, maybe Guntzelman something like a vision. Perspectives These two extremes were eventually dismissed by the church as it developed its doctrines we still hold today. We believe that God loves us so passionately he smashed our meager thoughts of him and sent his only Son. I wish you a Merry Christmas. You are one of those Jesus Christ came here to embrace and to cause us to wonder what other magnificent things God has in store for us. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Gift cards no gift if they don’t arrive to recipients to the door and he asked her to come out. The card had been completely i p p e d Howard Ain ropen at Hey Howard! the top and he asked her to take out the birthday card inside and see if anything was missing. She pulled out the card and there was no gift card,” he said.

Stoffolano had told her he was enclosing a $25 Applebee’s gift card and she expressed dismay when it wasn’t there. “He told her there have been some occasions of gift cards missing, especially out of birthday cards. He retained the envelope and said they were going to forward it to whomever does investigations,” said Stoffolano. In fact, the U.S. Postal Service reports last year it filed 333 criminal cases

against postal employees and contractors for, among other things, theft from the mail. Just this year postal workers were charged specifically with stealing gift cards from the mail in several locations including Phoenix, Sacramento, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Interesting, the back of the Applebee’s gift card does say you need to “Protect the card like cash,” because it really is just that, as good as cash.

“People used to say never send cash through the mail. That’s an obvious thing. Well, apparently gift cards are just like cash and apparently it’s easy to tell they’re in the envelope,” Stoffolano said. Although many companies, like Applebee’s, state they won’t replace a gift card if it’s lost or stolen, others will replace them if you still have the original receipt – not just a credit card receipt. Bottom line, should you

decide to send a gift card through the mail, first check the replacement policy on the card because you may have to take out insurance with the postal service in order to protect yourself if the card gets lost or stolen. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


Instead of other’s hearsay, hear what we have to say. Mercy’s two West side hospitals will continue to provide you high-quality care. As we work on plans for the new Mercy Hospital serving the residents of the west side and western Hamilton County, great joy, pride and a sense of anticipation is building. Along with that may come questions. We’re here to provide you with answers to those questions. Until the new hospital’s scheduled opening in 2014, Mercy Hospitals Mt. Airy and Western Hills will continue to provide high-quality medical care along with growing and enhanced services. We’re committed to giving you the same compassionate, individualized care that you’ve come to expect without interruption. Continued care for 150 years past…and future. Part of the Mercy Circle of Caring. We look forward to continuing to care for you at Mercy Hospitals Mt. Airy and Western Hills. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit


Consumers bought an estimated $66 billion worth of gift cards last year and as we get closer to the holidays many are thinking of getting such cards this year. But, you need to be very careful if you’re planning on sending such cards through the mail. Pete Stoffolano of Mason put a gift card in the envelope with his mother’s birthday card and mailed it to an address in New York state. “The postman brought it


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Make tasty dumplings, pot pies from scratch

I had a bunch of e-mails and calls from readers this week. Arnell wanted to the Rita know best recipe Heikenfeld for a New Rita s kitchen York style cheesecake. I told her to check out “Cook’s Ilustrated” – its recipes always work. And remember Aunt Ruth’s apple cake recipe? Turns out it originated with none other than Billy Graham. Thelma W. said it was his favorite cake and a recipe for it was printed in a local paper waaaaay back in 1989.

Rita’s chicken & dumplings, pot pie

For Janice Wallace, a Kentucky reader and others who saw me make this on Fox 19 with Rob and Sheila. I feel like I know Janice. She always keeps in touch by phone.

Rita’s dumplings:

You can divide this in half if you want.


Rita’s chicken and dumplings.

3 cups cooked chicken coarsely chopped 1 ⁄2 pound sausage, sautéed and drained 1 ⁄2 stick butter 1 ⁄3 cup flour 1 teaspoon or so minced garlic 14.5 oz. chicken broth 2 ⁄3 cup milk Salt and pepper to taste Parsley Melt butter and stir in flour. Cook but don’t let brown. Add garlic, broth and milk. Cook, stirring constantly until slightly thickened, a few minutes. Stir in sausage and chicken. Turn to low while making dumplings.

2 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk or bit more if needed 3 tablespoons unsalted butter Freshly ground black pepper Stir baking powder and salt into flour. Put milk and butter in saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Make a well into the flour mixture. Stir in milk mixture all at once. Dough will look shaggy and a bit sticky. Don’t over mix. Scoop out dumplings onto floured surface if you’re making a lot, or just simply drop into gently boiling mixture. Cover and keep at a gentle boil for six to 10 minutes or until the largest dumpling is done: cut in half and the inside should be completely cooked. Dumplings expand to double or even triple their

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size. No peeking! Do not remove lid – the steam is what cooks the dumplings and makes them rise and if you remove the lid, all of the steam is removed, as well. To make pot pie: Pour chicken mixture into casserole, top with biscuits for pie crust. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven until top is golden.

White chocolate

White chocolate morsels/ chips: What's the best? Read labels. If the bag says “real cocoa butter” that’s the best. On the ingredients, sugar is usually listed first and cocoa butter should be second. Some will have no cocoa butter at all, and regardless of price (some national brands are higher than store brands), stick with the one with cocoa butter in it.

on cocoa Countdown to Christmas Variations Regular gourmet This gourmet raspberry hot cocoa mix is perfect for giving to family and friends. I like to give a couple of fun mugs with this. If you make the regular mix, add some cinnamon sticks and/or peppermint sticks to the mugs. 3 cups nonfat dry milk 11⁄2 cups confectioners’ sugar 11⁄2 cups cocoa powder 11⁄2 cups white chocolate chips 3 oz. raspberry gelatin Couple dashes salt Mix everything together. Divide into two batches and pulse in food processor until chocolate is finely ground. Store in airtight container up to three months. To make hot chocolate: Stir 1⁄3 cup into 1 cup hot milk. Top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows.

hot cocoa: Leave out gelatin and increase confectioners’ sugar to 2 cups. Mocha cocoa: Add 1⁄2 cup instant coffee to regular gourmet hot cocoa mix. Makes about 11⁄2 quarts – enough for 20 cups cocoa.

Cake mix cookies for the troops

For Monica, a Western Hills Press reader. Monica is visually impaired and likes all the stories and memories that you and I share. This recipe is originally from Janet, also a Western Hills Press reader. These are great to send to the troops overseas. Janet told me any flavor cake mix works well, and her family likes chocolate. If you use spice cake, dust cookies with cinnamon after baking. 1 box of any kind of regular size cake mix

2 eggs 2 cups regular Whip, thawed

Mix everything together. Dough is kind of sticky. Drop by spoonfuls an inch apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with powdered or regular sugar while hot. Makes about three dozen. Store in tins at room temperature.

Readers want to know

Smooth mashed potatoes: For Wilma Baird, Alexandria, Ky. Barely cover potatoes with cold water and after they’re cooked, drain and mash right away. Don’t let them sit in the water or let them cool before mashing.

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Crockpot recipes for two

Tips from Rita

A pound of confectioners’ sugar equals 33⁄4 cups; granulated sugar 21⁄4; brown sugar packed 23⁄4. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at




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December 9, 2009


BRIEFLY Santa Claus is helping the Delhi Township Fire Department raise money for its Community Emergency Response Team. The jolly gent will be at the fire station at 697 Neeb Road from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a photo session. Refreshments will be served and donations from the event will be used to benefit the response team. For information call 9222011.

Tree recycling

While some may still be decorating their Christmas trees, Delhi Township officials have set the date for the annual tree recycling program. It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at the township public works department, 665 Neeb Road. Call 922-3111 for more information.

Advent talk

Office hours

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-31st District) will host office hours 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Front Porch Coffeehouse, 5245 Glenway Ave.

room volunteers meeting income requirements. Contact Dave Mikkelsen or Mike Dutle at 513-2417745 or e-mail

Christmas program

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Cincinnati Christian University will host its first Christmas on the Hill from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, on the CCU campus at 2700 Glenway Ave. The Christmas on the Hill is free. It will include: • Christmas carols performed by local churches and organizations; • hot cocoa and apple cider served along with Christmas cookies and treats; • games for the children; • many gifts and giveaways; • a live nativity; • a 45-minute Christmas program in the chapel. School volunteers wanted

Father Don McCarthy, retired pastor of St. Antoninus Church in Green Township, will present an Advent Day of Recollection form 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Price Hill. The theme of the day, which is open to men and women of any parish and any age, is “The Year of the Priest and the Priesthood of the Laity.”

The Senior Corps programs of Catholic Charities are working with the Catholic Inner-City Schools Education (CISE) group of schools to find volunteers to help in the schools. They’re looking for volunteers 55-plus years old who can spend time with the children, work in the office, or assist with administrative duties. The schools are located in the downtown, Price Hill, Over the Rhine, Northside and Madisonville areas. A stipend is available for class-

College of Mount St. Joseph student Lauren DiFulvio, a junior majoring in fine arts with a concentration in photography, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship for her artwork by the Cincinnati chapter of the Ohio Sons of Italy. While the Sons of Italy typically give out two $5,000 scholarships each year, an exception was made for DiFulvio because of the many things she has battled and overcome in her life. She hopes to parlay her education at the Mount into a career in art therapy to assist others in need, an outgrowth of her own experience. DiFulvio displayed her artwork at the dinner and gave a speech about how she has turned her life around. “This is a great honor,” she said. “I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity the Sons of Italy have given me.”

Cincinnati community – from elementary school children to adult. A group of music faculty and instructors at the College of Mount St. Joseph will offer lessons in most orchestral and band instruments, piano and voice. The next session begins Jan. 11. Rates are $40 for one-hour lessons ($600 for 15-week session) and $20 for half-hour lessons ($300 for 15-week session). Chamber music coaching will also be offered to existing groups. Cost is $175 per student for 10 coaching sessions per semester – minimum three per group. Interested students may also inquire about placement in a chamber music ensemble. The College of Mount St. Joseph is an All-Steinway School, a designation that the College received in 2005. For more information about The Music Academy at the Mount, visit or contact the Department of Music at (513) 244-4863.

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LaRosa’s is helping feed the hungry this holiday season, one large pizza at a time. A portion of the proceeds of every large pizza sold throughout the Tristate will be donated to the Freestore Foodbank through Dec. 27. LaRosa’s initiative extends to any large pizza purchased for dine in, pick up and delivery.

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Marilyn C. Brickner, 73, o Western Hills, died Nov. 26, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald, and by her brother Howard Knoepfler. She is survived by children Beth (Fred Partlo) Brickner, Lisa (Mark Ferestad) Brickner, Julie Davis, and Jeff (Deidre) Brickner; grandchildren Michael, Max, Aaron, Abby and Lizzie. Services were at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Hospice of Cincinnati, Inc. c/o Bethesda Foundation, Inc. PO Box 633597 Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597 or National Lung Cancer Partnership 222 North Midvale Blvd. Suite 6 Madison Wis. 53705, Meyer Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mary Bruns

Mary N. (nee Johnston) Bruns, 101, of Delhi Township died Nov. 27. Survived by son, Robert J. (Janet) Bruns; grandchildren Gary Mark and Joseph Bruns and Barbara Whelan and many great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Robert C. Bruns. Services will be conducted privately.


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Albert Phillip Davis

Albert Davis, died Nov. 29. He was a veteran of Vietnam. Survived by his wife Bessie Davis, step-children Michael (Becky) Mosher, Michelle Mosher, Katie (Jerry) Cortez, Gregory (Melissa Puttet) Mosher; eight grandchildren; and nine siblings. Preceded in death by his parents Damen and Dorothy Davis. A memorial service will be 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home, 4619 Delhi Road.

Stella Fotos

Stella Fotos, 87, of Western Hills, died Nov. 24. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband George. She is survived by children Angela (John) Belivanakis, Aspasia Fotos and Antoinette (Kevin) Babbitt; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Services were at HolyTrinity St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Donations may be made to the Autism Society 4340 East West Hwy. Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814-3067. Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home Handled arrangements.

Andrew “Rip” Kistner, 91, a Hamilton County real e s t a t e appraiser from Delhi To w n s h i p died Nov. 28. Survived by wife, Kistner Betty J. (nee Neuner) Kistner; daughter, Linda S. (Carroll) Will; granddaughters Jennifer Will and Andria (Roger) Noble; great-grandchild, Mckala Will and sister, Rosemary Kroeger. Visitation was Dec. 2, at Dalbert, Woodruff and Isenogle Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Ave. Mass was Dec. 3, at St. Antoninus Church, 1500 Linneman Road. Memorials to: Resident Home Corp., 3030 Westfork Road, Cincinnati, OH 45211.

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Indiana man reported being hit in the face at 400 block of Leath Avenue, Nov. 28.


Man reported jewelry, money stolen at 313 Shaker Court, Nov. 28. Man reported money stolen at 207 River Oaks Court, Nov. 17.

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Woman reported vehicle damaged at 1074 Beechmeadow Lane, Nov. 25. Woman reported vehicle damaged at 319 Glenroy Ave., Nov. 23. Man reported vehicle damaged at 4353 Skylark Drive, Nov. 21. Man reported vehicle damaged at 424 Sunland Drive, Nov. 21.

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Family Dollar reported $120 in merchandise stolen at 5249 Delhi Road, Nov. 14. 3934 Delhi Road woman reported

muth, Shari Woodruff and Amy Katenbrink; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; siblings Shirley Chadwell and Joan Yates. Preceded in death by son, Joseph Katenbrink. Carol recently retired after driving a school bus for 27 years. Memorials to: Leukemia/Lymphoma Society (Indiana Chapter), 941 E. 86th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Victor J. Ott

Victor J. Ott, 87, of Delhi Township, died Nov. 27 at Bayley Place Nursing Unit. He was a World War II veteran of the Air Force; a retired Cincinnati home builder and was one of the original members of the Elder’s Dad’s Club, and enjoyed playing golf in his

spare time. He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie Ott. He is survived by David (Sandy) Ott, Dennis (Patricia) Ott, Lynn (Ray) Latiano; grandchildren Jennifer (George) McFarren, David (Susan) Ott Jr., Lisa (John) Yungbluth, Gretchen (Kory) Lyons, Jason (Angela) Ott, Kirsten (Andrew) Law, Pamela (Dustin) Wilson and Raymond Latiano; great-grandchildren Alexis and Thien G e o r g e McFarren, David and Sophie Ott, Jack, Charlie, Annie and Matthew Yungbluth, Grant, Audra and Griffin Lyons and Braden Ott; siblings Harold (Natalie) Ott and the late Edward Ott. Visitation will be noon to

Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 2, at Bayley Place 990 Bayley Place Drive. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Elder High School’s Dad’s Club, 3900 Vincent Ave. Cincinnati, OH 452051699 Radel Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mary Theresa Thien

Mary Theresa Thien, 78, of Delhi Township died Nov. 26. Survived by children Diane (Rick) Armstrong; Julianna (Ed) Tazzia and Theresa Thien; grandchildren Genevieve Stone and Samantha Tazzia. Preceded in death by husband, Anthony Thien. Memorial service was Dec. 5, at St. Joseph Church, 745 Ezzard Charles Drive, Cincinnati. Memorials to: St. Joseph Church, 745 Ezzard

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Michael Q. Ward, born 1984, after hours in park, 381 Elberon Ave., Nov. 24. Rhonda M. Gibson, born 1977, drug abuse and possession of open flask, 996 Woodlawn Ave., Nov. 23. Sean Burnham, born 1971, criminal trespass, 977 Hawthorne Ave., Nov. 23.

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Hawthorne Ave., Nov. 29. Linda Creekmoore, born 1965, theft $300 to $5,000, 750 Grand Ave., Nov. 23. Lloyd Andrew Brice, born 1974, theft $300 to $5,000 and violation of temporary protection order, 1116 Grand Ave., Nov. 21. Mark E. Linneman, born 1969, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 24.

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GPS stolen from vehicle at 3900 block of Delhi Road, Nov. 15. Man reported stereo equipment, GPS stolen from vehicle at 4732 Delhi Road, Nov. 15. 4373 W. Eighth St. woman reported bike stolen at 5200 block of Foley Road, Nov. 11. Woman reported video game systems stolen at 453 Greenwell Ave., Nov. 11. 4553 Patron Court man reported ipod stolen from vehicle at 4500 block of Patron Court, Nov. 12. Man reported tools stolen from vehicle at 323 Bob Drive, Nov. 10. Cleves man reported saw stolen from work site at 400 block of Greenwell Avenue, Nov. 13. Man reported bike stolen at 5714 Cannas Drive, Nov. 14. Woman reported medicine stolen at 211 Greenwell Ave., Nov. 26. Burger King reported money stolen at 5120 Delhi Road, Nov. 26. Woman reported phone, medicine stolen at 4285 Boyne Court, Nov. 27. Man reported GPS stolen from vehicle at 5997 Hickory Tree Court, Nov. 27. Man reported wallet stolen from vehicle at 4461 Glenhaven Road, Nov. 27. Woman reported GPS, camera stolen from vehicle at 4512 Fehr Road, Nov. 28. Man reported tailgate stolen from vehicle at 501 Rosemont Ave., Nov. 28. 4410 Glenhaven Road woman reported money stolen from purse at 5000 block of Foley Road, Nov. 28. Man reported money stolen from vehicle at 4329 Foley Road, Nov. 30. Woman reported antique sword stolen at 5346 Delhill Drive, Nov. 30. Man reported money stolen at 4425 Cloverhill Terrace, Nov. 30. Woman reported CDs stolen at 1085 Fashion Ave., Nov. 28. Man reported snow blower stolen at 5091 Kincardine Drive, Nov. 20. Woman reported GPS, stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 4119 Glenhaven Road, Nov. 10. Woman reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 4984 Francisview Drive, Nov. 18. Man reported money stolen at 408 Greenwell Ave., Nov. 17.

Ashley M. Vorderbrueggen, born 1986, criminal damaging or endangerment, 154 Richardson Place, Nov. 20. Jimmy D. Bowling, born 1972, disorderly conduct, domestic violence and menacing, 6310 River Road, Nov. 23. Justin R. Szatkowski, born 1984, domestic violence, 7005 Gracely Drive, Nov. 27. Thomas Bibbs, born 1990, aggravated menacing, 6615 Gracely Drive, Nov. 20. Tia Vanderpool, born 1973, obstruction of official business, 116 Meridian St., Nov. 20. Alvin Hayes, born 1970, criminal damaging or endangerment, 411 Elberon Ave., Nov. 28. Billy J. Begley, born 1961, disorderly conduct, 3200 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 20. Chris Curry, born 1988, domestic violence, 3522 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 22. Christian Yeary, born 1978, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 19. Damien L. Baxter, born 1981, drug abuse and trafficking, 809 Wells St., Nov. 19. Dante Givens, born 1986, carrying concealed weapons and receiving stolen motor vehicle, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 21. Dawan Trotter, born 1988, domestic violence, 3050 Mickey Ave., Nov. 30. Deanna Jean Uhl, born 1980, building code violation, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 12. Denver Couch, born 1990, possession of criminal tools and vandalism, 916 Elberon Ave., Nov. 21. Donald Hayes, born 1985, domestic violence, 2132 Quebec Road, Nov. 25. Eddie L. Butts, born 1975, possession of drugs, 946 Wells St., Nov. 27. Erin L. Schappacher, born 1984, possession of drug abuse instruments and theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 19. Jessica Smith, born 1981, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 19. Joseph Taylor, born 1980, carrying concealed weapons, having weapon with alcohol or drugs and possession of drugs, 755 Elberon Ave., Nov. 25. Kelly McMillian, born 1990, 921 Purcell Ave., Nov. 21. Leroy Davis, born 1990, theft, 520



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: Captain Kim Frey, 263-8300.


Man reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 4297 Champdale Lane, Nov. 16. Woman reported medicine stolen at 5320 Delhi Road, Dec. 1.

Douglas Martini, 42, 5413 Rapid Run Road, open container at 400 block of Anderson Ferry Road, Nov. 24. Tia Goodin, 29, 4505 Hamilton Ave., drug possession at 600 block of Anderson Ferry Road, Nov. 28. Daniel Abbott, 24, 5925 Hillside Ave., driving under suspension at 6500 block of Hillside Avenue, Nov. 27. Lee McKenzie, 33, 5842 Chapelhill Drive, alcohol consumption in vehicle, operating vehicle under the influence at 900 block of Cedarpark Drive, Nov. 27. Dominic Cipriani, 32, 6933 Gracely Ave., driving under suspension at 5700 block of Cleves Warsaw Road, Nov. 27. Juvenile, 109, theft at 4900 Delhi Road, Nov. 19. Tyler Mayer, 18, 4810 Basil Lane, obstructing official business at 4900 block of Delhi Road, Nov. 19. Robert Kent, 25, 1114 Rutledge Ave., theft at 5043 Delhi Road, Nov. 18. Sarah Harris, 18, 5564 Hillside Ave., theft at 5080 Delhi Road, Nov. 16. Todd Heileman, 21, 630 Neeb Road, drug possession at 5000 block of Delhi Road, Nov. 16. Kenneth Blackerby, 45, 5340 Gander Drive, theft at 4956 Delhi Road, Nov. 15.


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Rico Matthews, 33, 4393 Virginia Ave., theft at 5080 Delhi Road, Nov. 24. Mark Cave, 20, 6151 Hillside Ave., theft at 5080 Delhi Road, Nov. 24. Suzanna Yurchiso, 20, 4410 Glenhaven Road, driving under suspension at 4100 block of Delhi Road, Nov. 23. Sean France, 19, 527 Virgil, drug paraphernalia at 5200 block of Delhi Road, Nov. 22. Christopher Eaglin, 24, 6931 Gracely Ave., driving under suspension at 5500 block of Hillside Avenue, Nov. 21. Jack Whittle, 21, 4931 Poinsettia Drive, driving under suspension at 400 block of Pedretti Avenue, Nov. 22. Jason Merz, 30, 6525 Gracely Ave., driving under suspension at Delhi and Bender roads, Nov. 21. Danielle Campbell, 30, 2709 Hillvista Ave., drug paraphernalia, open container at 5000 block of Rapid Run Road, Nov. 18. Jeffrey Remmel, 47, 4752 Rapid Run Road, driving under suspension at 4900 block of Mount Alverno Road, Nov. 18. Adrian Somner, 19, 362 Elberon Ave., disorderly conduct at 5000 block of Delhi Road, Nov. 16. Marcus Washington, 37, 1658 Westwood Ave., drug paraphernalia at 4900 block of Delhi Road, Nov. 17. Ronald Williams, 23, 2378 Nottingham Road, drug possession at 3900 block of Delhi Road, Nov. 16. Jamie Forte, 23, 5416 Sidney Road, theft at 700 block of Pedretti Avenue, Nov. 24. Michael Mclinari, 39, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 4800 block of Delhi Road, Nov. 25. Tracy Scott, 40, 207 Jupiter Drive, disorderly conduct at 4800 block of Delhi Road, Nov. 25. Robert Young Jr., 31, 446 Greenwell Ave., protection order violation at 446 Greenwell Ave., Nov. 29. Diana Chaffin, 48, 5733 Regina Ave., falsification at 400 block of Pedretti Avenue, Dec. 1. Christopher Bryson, 19, 4026 Hillside Ave., falsification at 5600 block of Rapid Run Road, Nov. 28. Paige Moore, 18, 2915 Westwood Northern Blvd., theft, Nov. 29. Michael Bezold, 53, 450 Greenwell Ave., protection order violation at 450 Greenwell Ave., Dec. 1. Charles Kraft, 35, 5415 Hillside Ave., driving under suspension at 5900 block of Bender Road, Nov. 30. Sammuel Waynick, 27, 583 Covedale Ave., driving under suspension at 5200 block of Delhi Road, Nov. 29.

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‘Miracle’ comes to Covedale New trustees A miracle will happen when Kris Kringle shows up at Covedale Center for the Performing Arts for “Miracle on 34th Street.” during December. The play, featuring Burt McCollom as Kiris Kringle, tells the story of how a Macy's holiday Santa enchants children and shoppers so completely that he is deemed dangerous by fellow employees who question his competency and plot to ruin him. A small

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join Mount board The College of Mount St. Joseph has announced the addition of four new members to its board of trustees for 2009. Trustees serve a fouryear term on the board, and may only serve two backto-back terms. The Mount new trustees are: • Nancy Bramlage, SC, executive councilor for the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

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The Hamilton County Park District is doing a beak count of its feathered friends this weekend. Hub naturalist Jerry Lippert says the park district conducts its annual Winter Bird Count to tally birds that use the parks as a resting place on their migration south and the ones that call the parks their year-round home. The official count will be from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at most parks. Participants are welcome to join for just part of the day if they like. Bird counters should wear sturdy shoes, and dress warmly for the weather. Binoculars are encouraged but are not necessary. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required by Thursday, Dec. 10, at 521-7275, ext. 240. Lippert said the counts help park naturalists see how well habitats in the county parks are serving the bird populations. “We created hundreds of acres of grassland habitat, and now we are seeing more species of grassland birds,” he said. “If we are

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not seeing some species, we need to find out why.” Lippert the count is family friendly, and a lack of bird knowledge should not discourage families from coming. “We’ll be teaching along the way,” he said. “And people should not feel they have to be there the whole day. Even a couple of hours is a big help.” Lippert said the park district needs counters in the western areas, such as Miami Whitewater, Mitchell Memorial Forest and Shawnee Lookout Park. Bird counters in those parks may see bald eagles. Lippert says there is a nest on the Whitewater River and bald eagles were seen by counters last year. The counters will meet at Winton Center at Winton Woods at 4 p.m. for the tally and to share stories from the day. There will be refreshments and door prizes, as well. “It’s really a lot of fun,” Lippert said. A valid Hamilton County Park District motor vehicle permit, available for $5 annual or $2 for a day pass, is required to enter Hamilton County parks. For additional information, visit

Former Price Hill women honored by ND club Former Price Hill resident Kathleen (Thompson) Sullivan will receive the 2010 Exemplar Award from Notre Dame Club of Cincinnati Jan. 10. Sullivan, who has a Ph.D from Notre Dame, will be presented the award at the club’s Communion Breakfast to be held Sunday, January 10, 2010 at St. Xavier High School beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. and followed by a buffet breakfast. Notre Dame theology professor and fellow Cincinnati native, the Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., will celebrate Mass, which is open to the public. Tickets for the

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Annual bird count is Dec. 10

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• Barbara Davis, SC, coordinator of alumni relations and annual giving, Mercy College of Stecher Northwest Ohio. • Michael J. Habel, president and chief executive officer, bhdp Architecture. • Jason Niehaus, vice president of operations, Mercy Hospital Anderson, and a Mount graduate. • Kenneth W. Stecher, president and CEO, Cincin-

breakfast are $10 a piece (capped at $40 for a Sullivan family), with no charge for children ages 6 and under or members of a religious order. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Kevin McManus, 513-295-6690. With the Exemplar Award, the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati will honor Sullivan for her exceptional contributions to Notre Dame graduates and friends around the world through her leadership.


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