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Owners Joe Santorelli, Susan Selzer and B.J. Hughes stand in front of the mural of “regulars” at Arthur’s in Hyde Park. They’re opening a second location in Anderson Township next year. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Arthur’s opening new restaurant in Anderson

Hyde Park favorite opens at Red Chopsticks site By Lisa Wakeland

A popular Hyde Park restaurant is opening a second location in Anderson Township. Arthur’s Café, which is near Hyde Park Square, plans to open next year in the former Red Chopsticks and Perkins building at 8221 Beechmont Ave.. “We really feel like Anderson is missing good local, independently owned restaurants,” said B.J. Hughes, one of three owners. “Our customers and people we know who live out here have expressed and interest in us coming (to Anderson).”

Hughes and his partners, Joe Santorelli and Susan Selzer, have owned Arthur’s for 16 years. They paid off the loan earlier this year and planned to spend this year scouting locations for a second restaurant, but the deal came through quicker than they anticipated. “We looked at several parts of town, but we always had sort of an affinity for the Anderson area,” Hughes said, adding both he and Santorelli went to McNicholas High School. Selzer and Santorelli live in Anderson Township, and Hughes lives in Union Township. “The greatest motivator, from a personal stand-

point, is when you want to get together with friends or family there’s not a lot to choose from that has quality food with a full bar and a non-corporate, cheesy atmosphere,” Hughes said. The menu at the new Anderson Township restaurant will be almost identical to the one at the Hyde Park location, 3516 Edwards Road. “We’re known for our burgers, and a staple is burger madness special on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays where you can get our half-pound burger and fries with any toppings,” Hughes said. Like the Hyde Park location, the Anderson Township restaurant will have a bar area with tables and a quieter dining room around the perimeter. “One of our goals is to bring as much of the Hyde

Arthur’s Café, which is near Hyde Park Square, is opening a second location in the former Red Chopsticks and Perkins building on Beechmont Avenue in Anderson Township. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Park ambiance out here to Anderson, and we’re super excited and so energized to do this,” Hughes said. “We hope we can make the area proud. We’re already involved in the community, and we hope

the restaurant is a vehicle for us to be even more involved.” Township Trustee Russ Jackson said he’s excited about Arthur’s coming to Anderson. “It’s quite a positive thing for the community,”

Jackson said. “It’s not a fast-food restaurant, and that’s the big thing people keep saying.” Arthur’s in Anderson Township is expected to open in April.

New police officer, insurance put Mariemont over budget Council approves $390K change to cover expenses By Lisa Wakeland

Mariemont council had to make a last minute change to its 2013 appropriations because the village overspent in several

areas. Council unanimously approved a $390,000 change at its last meeting of 2013. Village Clerk/Treasurer Tony Borgerding said some of the money is a cushion to make sure Mariemont had enough to cover expenses through Dec. 31, but more than half of it was because the village was over budget. “Overall, we’re about $200,000 over our budget, and a

lot of it is because of the new people we (hired) and the health insurance was more than expected,” he said. “On health care, I underestimated it and that’s why it’s up, plus we added an additional police officer.” Last February, Mayor Dan Policastro announced he hired a new full-time police officer to bring the department back to 10. At the time, he said the village



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was “in good shape financially,” so there was no need to run the decision through council’s Finance Committee. Council, in early 2010, decided not to fill a vacancy in the police department after one officer retired to help keep projected budget deficits in check. Mariemont’s code of ordinances, Policastro said in February, states the police department is to have 10 officers, and it gives

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the mayor the ability to fill the position. Borgerding also said Mariemont police are doing a lot more work to catch drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which can add up to a lot of overtime, but it also brings in money. He also said the Paramedic Fund, separate from the general fund, was about $40,000 under See BUDGET, Page A2

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Inside a more than century-old industrial building, Daniel Guigui and Andrew Payne regularly supervise a process they believe is one of biggest innovations in down feather processing in decades. Guigui, founder of Oakley-based Down Decor, and Payne are working with a European company developed to treat down using a process that allows it to retain insulation properties while wet. Officials say the innovation gives the company an opportunity to compete with other down suppliers on a measure beyond price and

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cement its reputation in the industry. The company’s DownTek product processed here is where down feathers are placed in a “bath” with a nanopolymer material, creating an ultrathin barrier that prevents the down from absorbing moisture.Guigui said the investment is paying off with increased interest from product manufacturers such as L.L.Bean, Big Agnes and Eddie Bauer. “If you’re buying a bag or down coat and you know there’s potential for bad weather, you couldn’t bring it because it could get wet,” Guigui said. Bulk down sales represent about 70 percent of Down Decor’s business, and now most customers want DownTek. The company sells about 400,000 pounds of down to customers each year. Down is the soft and fluffy undercoat of duck and geese. It typically works well as a material for humans to keep warm – until it gets wet. Guigui



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said people have been working in the industry for decades to make water-repellent down. The company learned about the technology through an email pitch from a Belgian company in 2010. Guigui said the firm was able to conduct tests and verify the claims using the proprietary materials and process. He said Down Decor has an exclusive agreement with the firm to buy the items to treat down. “We were the ones that were able to react quickly,” Guigui said. “It took us a year to take it from the lab and put it in production. Being first to market, that was all we needed.”

Product takes off after outdoor gear trade show Before the down is treated, feathers – imported primarily from China – are washed and then dried prior to going through the nanopolymer application. The industrial washing process helps remove the fats and oils from the material. The company had to work hard to scale up the process from a lab setting to one where thousands of pounds of material could be treated in a year. Guigui said the DownTek product was first introduced at a trade show for outdoor gear retailers in 2012 “It basically took off from there,” Guigui said. “It exceeded our expectations tenfold.” Guigui founded Down Decor as part of Oakleybased Ohio Feather Co. to focus on making finished products. Guigui said he’s

part of a fifth-generation family business that started in Europe. In 1952, Pinkus “Pinky” Werthaiser and his brothers formed the Midwest Feather Co. in Cincinnati. In addition to its headquarters, the company has a showroom in New York City and warehouse and processing joint ventures in Taiwan and China, its bulk down processing plant in Lower Price Hill and headquarters in Oakley. Payne, principal at Down Decor, said the firm’s goals now are to increase the number of applications for DownTek and continue to identify innovations within the operation. Guigui said DownTek helps the firm be more competitive because down is a commodity that could be supplied from anywhere. He said the least expensive duck down costs the firm about

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An expert on relations between Pakistan and the United States will speak at a community forum in the village Sunday, Jan. 5. Pakistani-American Inayat Malik, president of the board of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, will discuss “Pakistan, introduction to a key reluctant ally,” as part of the Indian Hill Church’s Adult Forum Series. As with other forums on upcoming Sundays, the adult forum led by Malik will run about an hour be-

ginning at 9:15 a.m. at the church at 6000 Drake Road. “(This) is an inforMalik mal and free gathering open to the public,” said church member Gerri Strauss. “We encourage anyone who is interested in lively discussion with an opportunity to learn something new to attend.” The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, from which Malik works to im-

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Investing in marketing gains industry recognition The technology helped the firm gain a value-added product in addition to the down and down alternative bedding products and bulk down and feathers it already supplies. But even with the innovation, Down Decor had to invest significantly in marketing and branding to get product makers to recognize the product innovation available. Brent Vanni works in product development for L.L. Bean and said the company was one of the first to introduce a product featuring DownTek. The first product it introduced with the material was the Ultralight 850 Down Jacket, and Backpack Magazine named it an Editor’s Choice award winner last year.

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prove interfaith relations in Greater Cincinnati, is at 8092 Plantation Drive in West Chester. Malik also is president of the Islamic Educational Council and has won awards from organizations that include the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Other upcoming Indian Hill Church adult forums will be held: • Jan. 12 - Mohsen Rezayat, chief solutions architect with Siemens, will discuss “Sustainable solutions for problems in the Middle East, in general, and Iran, in particular.” • Jan. 19 - Donald McGraw, former director of the Afghanistan policy team with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, will discuss “Why they fight us: the Taliban insurgency and the future of Afghanistan.” • Feb. 2 - James Bu-

chanan, director of the Brueggeman Center at Xavier University, will discuss “Global economic trends forecasting.” • Feb. 9 – Jack Painter, founder of the Indian Hill Tea Party, known now as Liberty Alliance Cincinnati, will discuss “The government’s role in the economy.” • Feb. 16 - Gregory Smith, chairman of Information Systems and associate professor of Management Information Systems at the Williams College of Business at Xavier University, will discuss “Statistics in regards to the American Dream.”


ployees. Firefighters are also conducting some vehicle maintenance and other projects in-house, which Borgerding said helps keep costs down. Even with an unexpected windfall from the estate tax in 2013, Mariemont officials at the budget hearing last summer predicted a $125,000 deficit for 2014. Ohio eliminated the estate tax beginning in 2013, but the village received around $300,000 from a resident who died in late 2012, when the estate tax was still in place.

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budget in salaries, but salaries in the fire department, part of the general fund, were about $33,000 over budget. Councilman Dennis Wolter asked if the village could expect any big hits for next year’s budget, but Borgerding said it’s unlikely. Health insurance costs are the biggest variable, but he does not anticipate hiring any new village em-

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ummit Country Day School Upper School and Lower School students worked together recently to learn collaboration, sharing and character awareness through a Character Education Program developed at The Summit, in which teachers at each grade level focus on one character trait that is implicit in their curriculum in hopes of opening students' minds to new experiences, diversity, acceptance and curiosity. The event included reading, games and discussions allowing students to share the traits they study with each other.

Styrling Rohr, Mount Adams, a junior at The Summit Country Day School, participates in a sorting activity with Summit Country Day Montessori student Elsa Hobbins, Mt. Washington, during a day of character building activities at The Summit. The character trait that juniors focus on throughout their curriculum is "compassion" and Montessori students emphasize "kindness."

Summit Country Day School senior Michael Barwick, left, Forest Park, helps second grader Joaquin Beatty, Avondale, make a bracelet during character education activities. The Character Education program at The Summit incorporates a grade specific trait into the curriculum throughout the year, with seniors emphasizing "gratitude" and second-graders focusing on "respect."

Summit Country Day School Montessori toddler Paityn Hensley, left, Newport, Ky, participates in making "kindness" necklaces with Upper School senior Meredith Schertzinger, Loveland. Students from the Upper School visited with Lower School and Montessori students and participated in various character building activities with each other as part of The Summit's Character Education program.

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Seven Hills grad Davis lighting up court at Emory Senior basketball standout applying to film schools By Mark D. Motz

Everybody ATLANTA — wants to direct. Perhaps appropriate then that the Eastern Hills Journal caught up with former Seven Hills basketball standout Jake Davis just before he took his astronomy final at Emory University. With a major in film and minor in media studies he needed a lab science to fill out his core requirements before graduation. But Davis hopes to be

looking at – if not creating - a different kind of star in the nottoo-distant future. “Right now I’m applying to film schools,” Davis said. The University of Southern California, New York University, University of California at Los Angeles, American Film Institute and Chapman University are on his list. “I do want to direct, but anything creative is where I want to be, whether it’s directing or writing.” He’s written himself an impressive basketball career to date at Emory, an NCAA Division III school competing in the University Athletic Association against the likes of NYU, Chicago University, Carnegie Mellon and Case Western. Davis was UAA rookie of the year as a freshman and earned

first team all-UAA honors following his sophomore and junior seasons. Emory head coach Jason Zimmerman said Davis has been instrumental in helping the Eagles put together three straight winning seasons for only the second time in school history. With a 6-3 record heading into Christmas break – “We were probably two shots from being 8-1,” Davis said - Emory is on its way to four in a row. “Winning the league championship last year is probably my most memorable moment,” Davis said. “Coming in knowing Emory hadn’t always been that strong and helping the team get to the top of the See DAVIS, Page A5

Seven Hills graduate Jake Davis (22) is the leading scorer so far this season for the Emory University basketball team. He’s scored 25 or more points in five of his last six games. PHOTO COURTESY OF EMORY UNIVERSITY

Catching up with College Athletes The Eastern Hills Journal asked college athletes’ family and friends to submit information so our readers can get caught up on their activities. Their offerings: Aubrey Bledsoe » The 2010 graduate of St. Ursula just closed out her soccer career at Wake Forest University, where she was named to the Capital One All-America Team for the secBledsoe ond consecutive season. Bledsoe will go down as one of the most decorated women’s soccer players in Demon Deacon history. The goalkeeper ends her career at Wake Forest as the school’s all-time leader in shutouts (33), goals against average (0.91), starts (94) and minutes played. According to the Wake Forest website, her 8,697:09 minutes played in net rank as the second-highest total for a goalkeeper in NCAA Division I history. Bledsoe is a two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American and has earned All-Atlantic Costal Conference honors three times. As a senior she was a finalist for the women’s 2013 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.In the classroom Bledsoe boasts the highest grade point average on the team (3.92) and follows a pre-med curriculum with a major in health and exercise science and minors in biology and chemistry. She is a threetime selection to the All-ACC Academic Team and has made the Dean’s List in every semester at Wake Forest. Aubrey is the daughter of Paul and Char Bledsoe.

Other highlights of Cotton’s season included a first-place finish at The Purple Valley Classic; first DIII finisher and 20th overall at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University; runner-up and All-Regional honors at the New England DIII Regional Championships; and runner-up and All-NESCAC honors at the NESCAC championships. Cotton’s best time for the 8K race this season was a 24:24 at the DIII Regional Cross Country Championships in Gorham, Maine, where both he and the winner, Michael Leduc, senior from Connecticut College, beat the course record. Colin is the son of Robin Cotton and Cynthia Fitton.

or of her career in 2013, becoming only the second person in Miami field hockey history to earn All-Mid-American Conference honors in each of her four years. It was the culmination of an incredible career that saw the RedHawks win three titles, including two tournament championships, and earn the program’s first berth in the NCAA field hockey tournament in school history. Gruesser and the RedHawks finished in the top-30 of the national RPI for the first time in school history in 2013, knocking off No. 20 American and Big Ten champion Michigan State along the way. In Gruesser’s four years, she was a part of a Miami team that produced the MAC Player of the Year and the MAC Freshman of the Year in 2012, four All-West Region honorees, all against one of the toughest schedules in the nation. In 2013, the Miami schedule was ranked as high as No. 5 nationally, as the RedHawks faced six Big Ten teams, two ACC teams, and four teams that played in the NCAA tournament. In addition, Miami had at least three representatives each year on the National Academic Squad. Her parents are Pam and Dennis Gruesser.

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Emily Gruesserpicked up the fourth All-Conference honor of her career in 2013, becoming only the second person in Miami Redhawks field hockey history to earn All-MAC honors in all four years.THANKS TO PAM GRUESSER

Emily Gruesser » Emily Gruesser, a St. Ursula Academy graduate, picked up the fourth All-Conference hon-

» St. Ursula Academy graduate Hailey Hemmer recently completed her senior year of soccer, playing in the Big East for Saint John’s University in Queens, N.Y. with tremendous success. Hailey, a center defender, anchored a backline that logged 10 shutouts and kept opponents to 0.95 goals per match. The historic season started with a 8-0 run. It continued with the team making it to the Big East semifinals. Hailey earned a spot on the All Big East tournament team. The

Colin Cotton

» Hyde Park resident and 2011 Summit Country Day School graduate Colin Cotton, was the top runner for the successful Williams College men’s Division III cross country team during the 2013 season. The Ephs posted a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in November in Hanover, Ind., where Cotton earned All-American honors.

phy Dec. 4 for the second consecutive year. Donai graduated in May 2013 from Saint Ursula Academy and is a resident of Delhi Township. Her parents are Dr. and Mrs. D. Scott Long.

Jake Rawlings

» Jake Rawlings is a graduate of Summit Country Day now

St. Ursula Academy graduate Hailey Hemmer recently completed her senior year of soccer, playing in the Big East for Saint John’s University in Queens, N.Y. with tremendous success. THANKS TO CAROL HEMMER

St. John’s Red Storm continued its success by beating No. 9 University of Central Florida in Orlando 3-1in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Hailey finished strong in her team’s historic second round of tournament play against Arkansas although they lost 0-1. Top Drawer Soccer listed Hailey as one of the top 20 players midseason in the Big East Conference. She also made the Big East First Team on College Sports Madness. Hailey has consistently been Big East AllAcademic and will graduate in May with a degree in chemistry. Previously Hailey lived in Walnut Hills and attended Saint Ursula, where she played varsity basketball for two years. She played soccer for Ohio Elite Soccer Academy.

Katie Hulsman

» The 2012 St. Ursula graduate and Delhi resident is a pitcher for the Transylvania University softball team. As a freshmen she tied for the team lead in wins (6) and complete Hulsman games (9), while leading the team with 117.2 innings pitched. Hulsman is a computer science major and is the daughter of Dennis and Jill Hulsman.

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Williams College junior and Summit Country Day School graduate, Colin Cotton, right, and senior tri-captain, Chris Lee, led the Ephs men’s Division III cross country team to a win at the NESCAC Championships.THANKS TO CYNTHIA FITTON

» Donai O. Long is a freshman majoring in Software/Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She plays forward for the team, which won the Clabber Girl TroLong

Jake Rawlings is a graduate of Summit Country Day now playing soccer at DePaul.THANKS TO ALEX RAWLINGS

playing soccer at DePaul University. His parents are Gretchen and Alex Rawlings of Loveland. He was a senior captain on Summit’s 2012 state championship basketball team and a senior captain and center defender on the 2013 Silver Knights state champion soccer team. As a freshman at DePaul for coach Craig Blazer he played in 13 matches with two starts. He made his collegiate debut against Wisconsin, made his first college start against SIUEdwardsville and scored his first career goal in a 2-2 double overtime tie with No. 7 St. John’s.

Griffin Rolander, right, with crew member Natalie Danziger, won the New England Freshman Championship Nickerson Trophy in November.THANKS TO THE ROLANDER FAMILY

Griffin Rolander » Griffin Rolander, a 2013 Mariemont High School graduate, sails for the Tufts UniSee COLLEGE, Page A5





By Scott Springer and Mark Motz

Girls basketball

» Mariemont lost 47-43 Dec. 21 against Wyoming to finish the first half of the season 7-3. Rebekah Justice scored 14 off the bench to lead the Warriors. » Seven Hills hasn’t had a game since a Dec. 11 loss to Walnut Hills: The Stingers resume play at home Jan. 4 against Norwood. » Summit Country Day beat Purcell Marian 61-36 Dec. 19. Gabbi Gehner led the way with 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Silver knights improved to 4-3. » St. Ursula Academy lost 63-54 at Mercy Dec. 21. Riley Jerow scored 17.

Boys basketball

» Clark beat Badin 5144 on Dec. 21. » Mariemont beat Deer Park 58-45 Dec. 20 to improve its record to 2-4. Joey Kromer scored 22 to lead the Warriors. » Purcell Marian got by McNicholas 50-49 on Dec. 20. Sophomore Rashaad Ali-Shakir led the Cavaliers with 22 points. Summit Country Day beat the Cavs 58-40 Dec. 21 to up its record to 4-3. » Seven Hills beat Cincinnati Christian 65-51 Dec. 13, its last game before the holidays. The Stingers host Summit Country Day Jan. 3. » Walnut Hills beat Elder 59-58 on Dec. 21. Junior MaCio Teague had 19 points for the Eagles. » Moeller defeated Western Hills 86-49 on Dec. 20. Junior Nate Fowler led the Crusaders with 18 points.On Dec. 21, the Crusaders beat Mount Healthy 66-36 as senior Grant Benzinger hit for 25 points.


» Moeller won the Glenn Sample Holiday Classic Dec. 21-22. Champions for the Crusaders were junior Connor Borton at 126 pounds and sophomore Jacoby Ward at 132. Sophomore Joseph Hensley was runner-up at 285. Making the semifinals was freshman Drew Hobbs at 138.

Boys bowling

» According to a release, the Walnut Eagles are proud of their varsity and junior varsity boys bowling team. They came into the season expecting to do well with two returners and three junior varsity players. Under the training of coach Butch Taylor and Eric Olson they have done extremely well. Both teams have a current record 7-0 and have included wins over: Clark Montessori, Deer Park, Norwood, Milford (2), and Turpin (2). Upand-coming challenges for the team are: Glen Este, Loveland and Anderson. The varsity team is lead by captain Karl Schottelkote averaging 196.8. He is supported by Austin Brown 196.2, Christopher Franz 169, Noah Drout 168.1, Ben Blacklidge 168 and Christopher Smithermann II 146. The junior varsity is led by captain Connor Fiasco, averaging 164.4. He is supported by Devon Williams156.1, Sebi Miller 141.3, Adam Schmidt 120.4, Simon Roth 108.6 and Max Radin 104.9.

Mariemont Junior High Lady Warriors add pink socks and ribbons to the traditional blue and white uniform to promote breast cancer awareness during the league tournament, Oct. 19. The girls won the tournament against Walnut Hills in a 5-0 victory. In front, from left, are Savannah Connor, Laney Newman, Abby Ewart, Jaxie Brokamp, Kasey Jones, Marin Valentine, Courtney Robinson, Stephanie Frey, Kyleigh Spang, Cora Dupre, Ava Morgan and Hannah Coates. In back are Kelsey Brown, Danielle Bryan, Holly Byers, Peyton McGowan, Kennedy McNeil, Kyra George, Sari Gall, Claire Lynch, Lily Toman and Abby Dodson. THANKS TO JOSEPHINE MCKENRICK

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league, that meant a lot to me.” The 6-foot-5 forward is one of only five 1,000point scorers in Seven Hills history. He led Emory in scoring at 18.2 points per game last season and was scoring at a 23-point clip through the first nine games of his senior year. “He can score in a million ways,” Zimmer-

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versity varsity sailing team. Tufts competes in the New England InterCollegiate Sailing Association and was ranked seventh in the nation as of the Nov. 13 college sailing rankings. Griffin, with crew Natalie Danziger, won the New England Freshman Championship Nickerson Trophy in November. Rolander is the son of Dana and John Rolander of Terrace Park.

Natalie Smith

» University of Cincinnati goalkeeper Natalie Smith was named to the 2013 all-Ohio team by the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association. The redshirt freshman from St. Ursula Academy who lives in Forest Park is the first UC player to receive the accolade since 2010. Smith recorded 15 starts for the Bearcats and posted a record of 7-

man said. “He uses his basketball IQ. He can step out and hit a three. He can hit a one-dribble jumper. He can put his back to the basket and post somebody up. The best thing about Jake is he can use all those weapons and knows the right time to use them. “Five of his last six games have been 25 points plus. His vision and his work ethic are what separate him. If you don’t have that, you’re not going to succeed.”

Davis said he plans to enjoy what will likely be his last few months on a competitive court, especially since younger brother Max Davis transferred to Emory and joined him on the court. “After high school, I didn’t think that would happen again,” Jake said. “That’s pretty special for me to get to play with my brother again. “The hours spent playing basketball and being around basketball are long, but I love it,” he

said. “I don’t dread going to the gym at all. I go in an hour early and I’m there an hour after practice. It’s my passion and I want to get the most out of it while I can.” Zimmerman said that attitude sums up Davis perfectly. “The next phase of his life probably isn’t going to be basketball, but that drive, that vision, that pursuit of excellence he brings to the court is going to continue,” he said.




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7-1 with two shutouts. She garnered 76 saves on the season and posted a1.50 goals-against average. She finished second in the American Athletic Conference with 53 saves and a save percentage of 5.89, which earned her a spot on the AAC all-rookie team. Smith was AAC goalkeeper of the week Sept. 23 after posting two shutouts and accumulating 10 saves in wins over Cornell and Providence. “Natalie has a brave mentality and was constantly improving in her first season,” said Bearcats head coach Stafford said. “She kept us in a few games this season by making some big saves and helped solidify a very young and inexperienced back four.” The Bearcats finished 8-11-1 overall (4-4-1 AAC). This season marked only the fourth time in the last 10 seasons UC won eight or more, and only the second time in 10 years they had four or more conference wins.

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Making holiday miracles the whole year round around for some, but has left many families behind. We see the direct effects of these changes first hand each day, the most devastating being the impact on children. Every day, Liz our volunteers Carter COMMUNITY PRESS visit the homes of parents who GUEST COLUMNIST work multiple part-time jobs so they can keep food on the table, or who have sold the last of their possessions so that they can keep the lights on. When our volunteers deliver gifts to the homes of neighbors in need, they are blessed to witness what one act of kindness can mean to a struggling family. A child giggling

with joy as they bounce on their new bed, a mother with tears streaming down her face as her children’s Christmas gifts are carried into her home, a family gathered together on Christmas morning with hope for a brighter new year. You can inspire hope and make love grow in the hearts of a family in need by: » Supporting “Food From the Heart” the next time you visit a local Kroger by Jan. 4. Ask your child to pick out their favorite non-perishable food and place it in the barrel at the door. » Making a donation in honor of a loved one. » Visit or call 513-421-HOPE to make a donation or lean more. Liz Carter is executive director, Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati.

CHATROOM Last week’s question Should the U.S. adopt an advisory panel’s recommendations to end the government’s systematic collection of logs of all Americans’ cellular phone calls and require those to be kept in private hands “for queries and data mining” only by court order? Why or why not?

“We are definitely in an 1984 epic realty show. Unfortunately, it is not a 'show' but the central government intrusion into our lives. “The recent U.S. District Court opinion was on the money. Eroding our private lives is unacceptable. This started when 9/ 11caught most of us by surprise. Many documents have shown that the present wholesale spying on citizens would not have prevented that tragedy. “Secret courts whiteout public information is a danger to the Constitution. One should read

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that document to understand the many ways that government agencies are twisting it.” W.B.

“Yes, the US should probably adopt the recommendation, but the president has said there will be a decision made about much of this in January. In the post-911 world many parts of our freedom of speech have been curtailed. “The real question is how

much freedom are we willing to sacrifice in order to feel safer from terrorism occurring on our soil? And if you have a problem with that sacrifice of freedom, don't use a cell phone.” TRog

“I believe Time Magazine's choice of Pope Francis is an excellent one! What strikes me about the pope is his simplicity and his urging all of us to feed the poor throughout the world and to strive for world peace. Another noticable trait is his always smiling face and never being afraid to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “What a great example he is of a disciple of our Lord. If we all followed his lead, there would be far less problems in the world and in our own country!” J.S.

Hamilton Co.’s grand jury process If summoned for jury duty, you are assigned either to a regular jury or a grand jury. On regular (also called “petit”) jury duty you could be selected for a criminal or civil case. In a grand jury, however, a group of citizens hears only criminal cases and decides if someone will have to face trial for a felony offense. A felony is a crime that is punishable by at least one year in prison. In Hamilton County, the grand jury meets in the prosecutor’s office, not at the courthouse. The grand jury listens to testimony and examines evidence presented only by the prosecution before deciding whether to return an indictment. An indictment is merely a formal charge; it still must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt at trial before a defendant can be convicted. When the prosecutor presents a case, only the testifying witness and the grand jurors are in the room. After the last witness testifies, the prosecutor and witness exit the room so the jurors can deliberate and vote. Defen-

dants may request to testify, but rarely do so. Nine grand jurors vote on each case and each charge. Before voting to indict, the grand jurors must find probable Brad cause that: 1, a Greenberg crime was COMMUNITY PRESS committed, GUEST COLUMNIST and 2, that the accused committed the crime. At least seven of the nine grand jurors must agree that there is sufficient evidence to return an indictment. A common phrase suggests that a prosecutor can convince a grand jury to indict a “ham sandwich” because of the process’s one-sided nature. My prior experience as a prosecutor makes me disagree. Although a few prosecutors may abuse the system, most prosecutors have no interest in purposely indicting cases that would be hard to try. Moreover, I have observed



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St. Vincent de Paul volunteers visit the homes of neighbors in need and experience the heart-wrenching effects of poverty first hand. When a family slips into distress, the pain is almost tangible. A mother who lives in a Westside neighborhood, worn down by worry because her utility bill is late and her children are sleeping on the cold floor. An adult man on the brink of tears because his children have nothing to eat for dinner in their small city apartment. An elderly couple, living in an Eastside suburb, forced to decide between losing their home and foregoing their life-saving prescription medications. Our communities have experienced a lot of changes this year: food stamp cuts, health care changes, and an economy that seems to be turning


that grand jurors, like regular jurors, are independent, serious about their duties, and not easily persuaded to indict an obviously weak case. A unique and important aspect of grand jury service is the oath of secrecy. The oath of secrecy covers the entire grand jury proceeding and is permanent. A regular juror may discuss a case publicly after a verdict is announced in open court, but a grand juror must keep the proceedings secret forever unless ordered otherwise by a judge. Both grand jury and regular jury service last for two weeks in Hamilton County. If selected for grand jury, you will hear approximately 50 cases each week. In comparison, most regular jurors sit on only one or two cases at most. Perhaps its unique process makes most people who have served on both regular and grand juries prefer grand jury service. Judge Brad Greenberg is a judge in Hamilton County Municipal Court. He lives in Loveland.

Seeking a balanced budget amendment Balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility are the hallmarks of good government. Being good stewards of taxpayer funds requires restraint in spending so Peter J. that future Stautberg generations COMMUNITY PRESS are not burGUEST COLUMNIST dened by excessive spending today. Families are similarly required to make difficult budget choices every day. The federal government, however, is not currently required to have a balanced budget. Indeed, we have become too familiar and accustomed to the notion that the federal government will spend more than it takes in year after year. However, momentum is growing behind the ides of amending the United States Constitution to require the federal government to balance its budget. Many Americans are becoming increasingly worried about what a massive national debt means for our country’s future, and are calling on national leaders to govern with fiscal responsibility. Efforts are underway in many states around the country to call for a constitutional convention for the specific purpose of proposing an amendment to the US Constitution that would require a balanced federal budget. Despite repeated suggestions for such an amendment over the past several years, neither chamber of Congress has sought to achieve the two

thirds of votes needed to propose such an amendment. Fortunately, Article V of the Constitution provides a mechanism whereby the legislatures of two thirds of the states can apply to force the calling of a convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment. In the Ohio, I am a proud co-sponsor of Senate Joint Resolution 5, through which the Ohio General Assembly officially applies to Congress for the calling of a convention to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced budget except in cases of a national emergency. Senate Joint Resolution 5 recently passed both chambers of the Ohio legislature. At least 19 states have already passed such a measure, and Ohio’s effort will be added to this national drive. States have a strong role to play in holding the federal government accountable, and the expanding national debt risks putting our future generations in a financial crisis. To continue ignoring this problem represents a major problem. It is my hope that action taken at the state level will spur the federal government to work with us on achieving the calling of a convention, or at least acting and spending within its means. Thank you for allowing me to represent you. Please contact me directly if I can be of assistance. Rep. Peter J. Stautberg, 27th Ohio House District, 77 South High St., 11th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215, 614-644-6886

WHEN THEY MEET Cincinnati City Council

Meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. Web site:

Cincinnati Public Schools

Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 2651 Burnet Ave. Phone: 363-0000. Web site:

Columbia Township

every month at the Recreation Center, 5320 Stewart Road. 561-9343. Web site:


Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month, 6907 Wooster Pike. Phone: 271-3246. Web site:

Mariemont City School District

Meets at 6 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month, 5686 Kenwood Road. Phone: 561-6046. Web site:

Meets at 7 p.m., the third Tuesday of the month at Mariemont Elementary School, 6750 Wooster Pike. Phone: 272-7500. Web site:

Columbia-Tusculum Community Council

Mt. Lookout Community Council

Meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at Columbia Baptist Church, 3718 Eastern Ave. Web site:


Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Village Hall 5903 Hawthorne Ave. Phone: 527-6505. Web site:

Hyde Park Neighborhood Council

Meets at 7 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month at Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave.Web site:

Madisonville Community Council

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of every other month beginning in February at Christ the King Parish Center, 3223 Linwood Road. Phone: 723-5599. Web site:

Oakley Community Council

Meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Oakley Community and Senior Center, 3882 Paxton Road. Phone (trustee president): 351-7842. Web site:

Terrace Park

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at 428 Elm Ave. Phone: 831-2137. Web site:

Meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of

394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: web site:

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Retro Fittings draws record crowd

Cincy Style Edit's Brock Maitland and Marsha Ashley of Hyde Park hang out at RetroFittings. THANKS TO ELYSA HAMLIN

St. Vincent de Paul District Council President Andrew Curran and Liz Curran of Anderson get ready for the festivities at RetroFittings THANKS TO ELYSA HAMLIN

Jen Dalton and Artrell Hawkins emcee at RetroFittings. THANKS TO ELYSA HAMLIN

David Hammerstrom of Fort Thomas, Advisory Board Member and RetroFittings Committee Member Tamie Sullivan of Loveland and Charitable Pharmacy Board Member Bob Saelinger of Mariemont enjoy the evening at RetroFittings. THANKS TO ELYSA HAMLIN

RetroFittings emcee Artrell Hawkins models during the fashion show. THANKS TO ELYSA HAMLIN

Aaron Kinebrew of Avondale, Committee Member Meg Tarvin and Paul Tarvin of Anderson mingle at RetroFittings. THANKS TO ELYSA HAMLIN

The RetroFittings Committee for this year's event are, in back, from left, Kathleen Stenger of Newport, Carmen Sanders of Springdale, Hengameh Nassef of Indian Hill, Meg Tarvin of Anderson, Peggy Mossbarger of Hyde Park and Jeanne Howe of Hyde Park; in second row, Lori Stenger of Cleves, Dianne Brown of Hyde Park, Tina Hawking of Mt. Lookout, Jayne Watkins of Fairfield, Tammy Snyder of Franklin Township; and in front, Taren Kinebrew of Avondale, the committee chairwoman. THANKS TO ELYSA HAMLIN


Creative Director Joe Rigotti of Over the Rhine and St. Vincent de Paul Director of Development Karen Williams of Springdale chat at RetroFittings. THANKS TO ELYSA HAMLIN

t. Vincent de Paul’s recent 11th annual RetroFittings event was attended by a record-breaking 800 guests. The event was moved to Music Hall this year because of repeat sell-out crowds. The new Creative Director, Joe Rigotti, used the new venue, Music Hall, as inspiration for this year’s theme, “A Night at the Opera.” The event showcased the fashion designs of more than 55 students from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.

RetroFittings committee members Mary Casella and Peggy Mossbarger attend the event. THANKS TO ELYSA HAMLIN

Each student was given a $10 voucher to shop at one of St. Vincent de Paul’s seven Thrift Stores to redesign and create an ensemble inspired by one of eight famous operas. Each design was modeled in a New York style fashion show by UC students and other special guests including event emcee Artrell Hawkins, Cincinnati Bengal Adam Jones and owners of Cincy Style Edit, Marsha Ashley and Brock Maitland. The event also featured a boutique filled with vintage and

trendy items donated to St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift stores, cocktails and h'ors d'oeuvres, raffle prizes, and a live auction with items such as a one-of-akind jewelry piece designed by Krombholz jewelers. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Vincent de Paul's efforts to bring hope to the front line of poverty, with more than 900 parish volunteers visiting the homes of neighbors in need to provide innovative, practical emergency assistance throughout Greater Cincinnati.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JAN. 2 Art Exhibits John A. Ruthven, John Stobart and Robert Off, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Exhibition and sale of original paintings and prints by wildlife artist Ruthven, maritime artist Stobart and miniature room box artist Off. Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. Multiplicity/Hang It Up, Noon-8 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., gallery One One. Multiplicity is group show based on idea of creating art in multiples or as part of series. Hang It Up specifically features and sells ornaments in separate room. Free. Through Jan. 3. 321-0206; Oakley. repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Classical/modern/ contemporary visual conversation. Works by Jeff ChapmanCrane, Diane and Frank McElwain, Michael Scott and more. Free. Through Feb. 1. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Tyler Shields: Shot in Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., World debut of 15 never-before-seen images artist shot locally 20122013. Free. 871-4420; Hyde Park. Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, New works by living artists, paintings that make perfect holiday gifts. Included are works by Beverly Erschell, Val Gottesman, Chris Griffin-Woods, Ray Hassard, MaryBeth Karaus, Keith Klein, Kate lackman, Jeff Morrow, Cindy Nixon and Sally Schrohenloher. Free. Through Feb. 1. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes SilverSneakers Flex, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Summerside Woods, 5484 Summerside Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Through Jan. 9. 478-6783. Summerside. Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Burn calories, sculpt your body and have a blast. $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, JAN. 3 Art Exhibits John A. Ruthven, John Stobart and Robert Off, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. Multiplicity/Hang It Up, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley. repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, JAN. 4 Art Exhibits John A. Ruthven, John Stobart and Robert Off, 10 a.m.-3 a.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D., 4460 Red Bank Expressway, What is type 2 Diabetes, prediabetes? Small group dis-

cussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. 7910626. Madisonville.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Book discussion group. Room 206. Donations accepted. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

SUNDAY, JAN. 5 Music - Classical Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Open air concert. Carillonneur plays bells using keyboard in upper tower. Tours of tower available; playground, restroom and shelter house on site. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 271-8519; Mariemont.

Nature Winter Walk, 3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Walk along the trail to enjoy the sights and sounds of winter. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelve-step fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. 290-9105. Hyde Park.

MONDAY, JAN. 6 Art Exhibits Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, JAN. 7 Art Exhibits Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Youth Sports Pre-School Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Playground atmosphere indoors. Unstructured playtime for parents and pre-schoolers. Ages 4 and under. $2. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. Through March 27. 3884515. Anderson Township.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 Art Exhibits repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Business Classes Improving Presentation Skills, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Interact For Health, 3805 Edwards Road; Suite 500, Fifth floor. Peggy Kennedy, owner of Kenton Corp., helps non-profit representatives pitch and present their new projects, concepts, ideas and outcomes. $35, $25 members. Registration required. Presented by ReSource–Cincinnati. 554-4944; Norwood.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

Parenting Classes Proven Parenting: Seven Week Group Series, 6-8:30 p.m., The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, 5050 Madison Road, Emery Building, Room 101. Weekly through Feb. 19. Learn proven, research-based skills that address communication, discipline, decision-making, relationships and self-control. $500 per family; child care per class is $10 per child. Regis-

tration required. 272-2800; Madisonville.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelvestep fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. 2353062. Hyde Park. Caregiver Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., Deupree House, 3939 Erie Ave., Private dining room. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483. Hyde Park.

THURSDAY, JAN. 9 Art Exhibits repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes SilverSneakers Flex, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Summerside Woods, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Summerside. Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

Youth Sports Pre-School Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, $2. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, JAN. 10 Art Exhibits repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Walk along a trail to enjoy the sights and sounds of winter at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Meet at the Seasongood Nature Center. The walk is free, but a vehicle permit is required to enter the park. For more information, call 521-7275 or visit PHOTO Last for Generations, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D., Healthy Eating. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. 791-0626. Madisonville.

Music - Concerts Aja, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Road, Steely Dan tribute band. $18, $15 advance. 731-8000; Oakley.

Art Openings

On Stage - Theater

Urban Art Show, 6-9 p.m., Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 3210 Madison Road, Live music and wine while viewing local artwork portraying varied depictions of urban environment. Exhibit continues through Feb. 2. Free. 321-8733; Oakley.

A Little Night Music, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness General Joint Screening, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs covered. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 527-4000. Fairfax.

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, This captivating tale of romance in turn of the century Sweden follows the amorous adventures of Desiree, a touring actress. When her past and present lovers, and their wives, show up for a weekend in the country, surprising liaisons, passions, and a taste of love’s endless possibilities are all brought to light. The lilting score features the haunting classic, “Send in the Clowns.” $18. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, Donations accepted. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

SUNDAY, JAN. 12 Art Events Art Exhibit: Remember Me, 2-4 p.m., Hyde Park Health Center Terrace, 3983 Rosslyn Drive, Terrace Auditorium. Photographs, video and writing from shared experiences between Mariemont High School students and residents of the Fountains Assisted Living at Hyde Park Health Center. Appetizers and light refreshments. Free. Presented by Hyde Park Health Center. 272-5573; Hyde Park.

Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave., Lower level media room. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Through Nov. 11. 929-4483; Mount Washington.

Caregiver Support Group, 4-5:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Guadelupe Room. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Through Nov. 20. 929-4483; caregivers. Anderson Township.

Youth Sports Pre-School Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, $2. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 Art Exhibits repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness

On Stage - Theater

Support Groups

A Little Night Music, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Free. 235-3062. Hyde Park. Caregiver Support Group, 3-4:30 p.m., Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community, 3550 Shaw Ave., Lee Library. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483. Hyde Park.

Music - Classical

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Free. 290-9105. Hyde Park.

Art & Craft Classes

Art Exhibits

Look See Do: Down on the Farm, 10-11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Art workshop for children. See Chagall’s painting, listen to an Eric Carle story and make your own feathered friend to take home. Ages -1-1. $5. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, JAN. 14 Art Exhibits Warm Embrace, Gifts That

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 7:30 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Free. 2718519; Mariemont.


repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Warm Embrace, Gifts That

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Pre-Diabetes Class, 4-6 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. 956-3729; Anderson Township.


Art Exhibits


THURSDAY, JAN. 16 Art Exhibits repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

Support Groups

Youth Sports Pre-school Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, $2. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, JAN. 17 Art Exhibits repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

SATURDAY, JAN. 18 Art & Craft Classes Look See Do: Cultural Celebrations, 10-11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Art workshop for children. Look at artifacts, learn about cultural celebrations around the world, then make your own pendant necklace based on native American traditions. Ages 1-4. $5. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Art Exhibits repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.



Rita predicts food trends for 2014 At the start of each new year with you, I like to talk about food trends. Locally sourced continues to be a big factor, along with homemade biscuits instead of buns and bread for sandwiches. Another trend is healthier kids meals: yogurt, applesauce and baked fries for fried. Gluten-free (no surprise) items will be abundant in restaurants and at the grocery. Chefs will use nuts as coating for poultry and fish instead of flour. Veggies galore, especially cauliflower, will be cooked simply or with flavorful herbs and spices as mains and sides. Heirloom beans and peanuts are “in” and are easily grown. Peanuts hide under the ground and kids love to harvest these. Rice is big this year. You’ll see a dizzying variety, from instant to brown to the new darling of the food world: Carolina Gold. This is the grandfather of longgrain rice here and, depending upon the way it’s cooked, can be made into fluffy rice or creamy risotto. Tea is here to stay. Get out mom’s tea set and enjoy a relaxing and healthy cup of tea. Tea contains polyphenols, antioxidants that are good for our heart, teeth, eyes and general good health. As far as wild edibles, I’m right on top of it. I’ve made pine needle tea (high in vitamins A and C) for years and now it’s hit the big time. It has a minty, piney flavor. Look for ground pine needle tea at health food stores. Ditto for sumac lemonade. We have sumac trees (not the poison sumac!) growing along our old country road and in late August they bear a beautiful, coneshaped red fruit perfect for tart, healthy lemonade. A caution here: Always make a positive identification when picking wild edibles. There are many nonedible look-a-likes out there.

Rita’s vegetarian red beans and rice My twist on Hoppin’ John, the traditional New Year’s dish. Rice and beans together make a protein-filled dish. Add sautéed shrimp or chicken for a non-vegetarian meal. Use your favorite beans. 1 very generous cup chopped onion 2-3 teaspoons garlic, minced 2 teaspoons cumin or to taste 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon chili powder blend or to taste 2 cups rice 2 cans red beans, drained 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth, or bit more if needed Salt and pepper to taste

To stir in after cooking: Favorite greens (If using kale, add when you put Rita rice in as Heikenfeld it takes RITA’S KITCHEN longer to cook). Garnish: Thinly sliced green onions, chopped tomatoes Film pan with olive oil. Add onion, garlic, cumin, bay and chili powder. Sauté until onion looks almost clear. Add rice, beans and broth. Bring to boil. Cover and lower to a simmer and cook until rice is tender. Remove bay leaves. Health aspects Beans: Lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar and reduce risk of cancer and heart disease. Onions and garlic: Great for your heart. Tomatoes: Contains antioxidants and is good for the prostate. Brown rice vs. white: Nutritionally superior, your body absorbs nutrients from brown rice more slowly. Bay: Helps blood sugar levels.

Rita’s red beans and rice is her take on the traditional New Year’s Hoppin’ John.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Well wishes from our family to yours.

Easy Southern “light” biscuits

Try a Southern flour like White Lily, which has a lower gluten/protein content than Northern flours and produces a lighter textured biscuit. 2 cups self-rising flour ⁄4 cup shortening 2 ⁄3 to 3⁄4 cup buttermilk Melted butter


Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Spray baking sheet. Spoon flour into measuring cup and level off. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With a fork, blend in enough milk until dough leaves sides of bowl. Knead a couple times on lightly floured surface and roll 1 ⁄2 inch thick, cutting with biscuit cutter or glass. Place on baking sheet, one inch apart. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden. Brush with melted butter.

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“Culinary Herbs that Heal Body and Soul” is available at Sacred Heart Radio ( or 513-731-7748). Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle Jim’s culinary professional and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/ blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Beware lending scams Thieves have figured out a new way to steal your money and it doesn’t involve sending you bad checks. Once again they prey on people who can least afford to lose money: those seeking a loan. Krystal, I’ll just use her first name, wrote about her mother’s need for a loan while out of work following surgery. She turned to the Internet and found lots of websites offering loans. After applying at one of them, she received a call saying she was approved for the $2,000 she was requesting. But first, she was told, she had to prove she could cover her first loan payment. She told the lender she wouldn’t

send him money before getting the funds. “He answered, ‘No, of Howard course not. Ain We just HEY HOWARD! need to verify you’ll be able to make the payment,’” Krystal wrote. Krystal says she was instructed to go a local drug store, get a Vanilla Card and load it with $150 so they could verify the funds. “He then had my mother give him the information off the card so he could verify the funds. He told her everything was great and

that he needed to place her on hold so he could go ahead and finalize the transaction. He came back on the line and said that, due to her credit, would she be able to verify a second month’s payment for another $150 on the Vanilla Card? She told him, ‘No,’” Krystal wrote. At this point Krystal says she and her mother were suspicious, began researching the card and discovered the socalled lender was buying time so he could pull the funds off the Vanilla Reload Card. By the time they began trying to download the funds from the card themselves, the “lender” had already taken all the money.




Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm


Senior Pastor, Rev. Dave Robinette 986 Nordyke Road - 45255 (Cherry Grove turn off Beechmont at Beechmont Toyota) Worship Service, Sunday 10:45 am Classes For All Ages, Sunday 9:15 am Prayer Service Wednesday, 6:45 pm


Equipping Service: 4:30 p.m. Sat. & 8:50 a.m. Sun. Exploring Service: 10:00 a.m. & 11:10 a.m. Sun. Birth thru high school programs

3950 Newtown Road Cincinnati, OH 45244

513 272-5800

Indian Hill

Episcopal-Presbyterian Church

Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 CE-1001764504-01

Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Sunday Services 8 &10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am

Programs for children, youth and adults 6000 Drake Road



Community HU Song

4th Sunday, 11:00-11:30am

ECK Worship Service 11:00 am - Noon Second Sunday of Each Month Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001


3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor John Robinson, Interim

Cincinnati, OH 45243

Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648

Jeff Hill • Minister Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am


ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith

6800 School Street Newtown, OH 45244 Phone: 271-8442

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm Children’s programs and nursery & toddler care available at 9:30 and 11:00 services. Plenty of Parking behind church.

7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Changed from the Inside Out: A New Heart"


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Senior Pastor Pastor Justin Wilson, Youth Minister Vibrant Teen and Children’s Ministries

Sunday Worship 10:30 am All ages Sunday School 9:30 am Wed. Fellowship Meal 6:00 pm Wed. Worship/Bible Study 6:45 pm All are Welcome!

Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. 11020 S. Lebanon Road. 683-1556


Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:15 AM with

Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH


8000 Miami Ave. 513-791-4470 Sunday Worship 9:00 am - Contemporary Service 10:00am Educational Hour 11:00 am - Traditional Service

They called the local police who had them contact the Vanilla Network to see if they could learn where the money from the card was released. She was told it had been placed into the account of a pre-paid debit card so the money could now be taken and used anywhere without a trace. “All said and done this scam has me out of pocket over $170,” Krystal wrote. She’s not alone, I received a letter from a Harrison area man who also applied for an online loan and was sent to the store to buy a Green Dot Money Pack. He loaded $375 on the card and didn’t realize it was a scam until they got another $282 from him. The Federal Trade Commission says legitimate lenders never “guarantee” or say you’re likely to get a loan or a credit card even before you apply – especially if you have bad credit, no credit or a bankruptcy. Bottom line, beware of these new methods used to steal your money. Remember, online lending offers are often just scams and a quick way to lose your money. Howard Ain’s column appears bi-weekly in the Community Press newspapers. He appears regularly as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at

RELIGION Church of the Redeemer

The Music in the Chapel Concert Series returns at 3 p.m. Sundays in the chapel. On Feb. 2, a German Baroque Chamber Music program will be given. The church welcomes back University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music faculty member Rodney Stucky, baroque guitar and archlute, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra member James Lambert, viola da gamba. They will be joined by James’ wife, Barbara Lambert, baroque flute, and son Colin Lambert, cello. The ensemble will perform works of Bach, Telemann, Schenck and Hertel as part of the Cincinnati Early Music Festival program. On March 2, Mary Southworth Shaffer, soprano, and her husband, Jeff Shaffer, will bring an hour of favorite pieces for soprano and trumpet. Mary and Jeff are members of Redeemer. Music director Loretta Graner has added three additional programs to Redeemer’s concert season starting with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, by the Millikin University Chorus of Decatur, IL. This concert is sponsored by parishioner and former president of the college, Doug Zemke, and his wife, Ellen Boling Zemke. The first public musical offering in The Opus 25 Organ

Concert Series presents Redeemer’s organist, Ted Gibboney and soprano Audrey Luna in a performance of Couperin’s “Tenebrae” at 3 p.m. Feb. 16. This program features the Canadian Juget-Sinclair organ. To wrap up the season, Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” and Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” will be presented by Jennifer Rodway, clarinet; Marion Peraza, violin; Ellen Stephens, cello; and Song Hun Nam, piano, at 3 p.m. March 16. All programs are free and open to the public. The church is at 2944 Erie Ave., Hyde Park.

Sonrise Church

SonRise Church is announcing the launch of a Celebrate Recovery ministry group. Celebrate Recovery is a Christcentered recovery program based on the Beatitudes addressing many of life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. Organizers say about onethird of the people attending Celebrate Recovery or “CR” deal with chemical dependencies. CR is in more than 19,000 churches worldwide with more than half a million people completing the program. The church is at 8136 Wooster Pike; 576-6000;

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to easternhills@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Eastern Hills Journal, Attention: Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.



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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Jordan Daddario, born 1991, possession of an open flask, Dec. 16. Anthony Wayne Lewis, born 1967, possession of drugs, Dec. 17. David Thomas, born 1990, passing bad checks, Dec. 18. Corey Crews, born 1988, aggravated armed robbery, Dec. 19. Ron Combs, born 1969, resisting arrest, robbery, Dec. 20. Yuriy Ganiyev, born 1979, theft under $300, Dec. 20. Geron Blunt, born 1969, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Dec. 21. Shawn McCane, born 1983, drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, Dec. 22.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery 4949 Ridge Ave., Dec. 19. Assault 1339 Herschel Ave., Dec. 17. Burglary 3160 Linwood Ave., Dec. 16. 2923 Annwood St., Dec. 18. Criminal damaging/endangering 2630 Victory Pkwy., Dec. 16. 721 Delta Ave., Dec. 16. 721 Delta Ave., Dec. 16.

4304 Duck Creek Road, Dec. 17. 2935 Woodburn Ave., Dec. 20. 2903 Linwood Ave., Dec. 20. Inducing panic 3760 Paxton Ave, Dec. 20. Menacing 2818 Cypress Way, Dec. 20. Taking the identity of another 4211 Allendorf Drive, Dec. 19. Theft 3415 Wallace Ave., Dec. 16. 6506 Desmond St., Dec. 16. 721 Delta Ave., Dec. 16. 723 Delta Ave., Dec. 16. 6334 Montgomery Road, Dec. 16. 3811 Eastern Ave., Dec. 17. 4928 Strathmore Drive, Dec. 17. 4928 Strathmore Drive, Dec. 17. 5001 Kingsley Drive, Dec. 17. 3760 Paxton Ave., Dec. 17. 3904 Taylor Ave., Dec. 17. 3115 Gloss Ave., Dec. 17. 3819 Eastern Ave., Dec. 18. 3350 Erie Ave., Dec. 18. 4619 Glenshade Ave., Dec. 18. 2101 Grandin Road, Dec. 19. 5320 Stewart Ave., Dec. 19. 5515 Madison Road, Dec. 19. 5515 Madison Road, Dec. 19. 3161 Madison Road, Dec. 19. 4070 Paxton Ave., Dec. 19. 1341 Paxton Ave., Dec. 20. 4324 Duck Creek Road, Dec. 20. 5001 Kingsley Drive, Dec. 20. 3424 Aultwoods Lane, Dec. 20. 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 22.


3. Marc A. Fritz, 38, 2713 Erlene Drive, driving under suspension, Dec. 4. Jamie Blair, 29, 4815 Whetsel Ave., theft, Dec. 5. Amy Hamilton, 28, 4700 Beechwood, criminal tools, theft, criminal damage, Dec. 6. Christopher Morgan, 35, 1804 Sutton Ave., theft, Dec. 7. Adrienne Wooten, 30, 849 Oak St., theft, Dec. 7. Mamie Osborne, 31, 1951 Berkley, theft, Dec. 7. James Tatman, 41, 6209 Bramble, driving under suspension, Dec. 7. Gerald D. Witt Jr., 20, 4432 Sullivan, theft, Dec. 8. Tiearra Jackson, 29, 2584 Ring Place, driving under suspension, Dec. 9. Stefanie Kruse, 33, 6932 Palmetto St., no drivers license, drug instruments, Dec. 12. Eric M. Shakland, 31, 118 Hollin Drive, theft, Dec. 12. George Bond, 36, 4105 Whetsel, theft, Dec. 12. Princella Lewis, 48, 5610 Winton Road, theft, Dec. 12. Ronkita D. Price, no age given, 149 Mitchell Ave., attempt, criminal damage, Dec. 12. Alexis M. Cook, 23, 2534 Nottingham Road, theft, Dec. 12. Natasha Passmore, 40, 1424

Arrests/citations Terrance Kershaw, 42, 601 Rockdale Ave., theft, Dec. 13. Timothy Bishop, 48, 3031 Elsmere Ave., theft, Dec. 11. Tracy McFarland, 42, 5555 Beechmont, theft, Dec. 10. Patrick Holloway, 49, 758 Ridgeway, theft, Dec. 10. William Humphrey, 36, 10415 Gratis Jacksonburg Road, theft, Dec. 13.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at 8278 Wooster Pike, Nov. 27. Identity theft Reported at 5632 View Pointe, Dec. 3. Passing bad checks Reported at 3250 Highland Ave., Nov. 2. Theft Prescription valued at $970 removed at 8210 Wooster Pike, Dec. 4. Jewelry valued at $15,000 removed at 7522 Muchmore Close, Dec. 8.

FAIRFAX Arrests/citations Mary Proffitt, 27, 5309 Reserve Circle, failure to reinstate, Dec.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Cincinnati, Capt. Jeff Butler, District 2 commander, 9794440 » Columbia Township, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 683-3444 » Fairfax, Steve M. Kelly, chief, 271-7250 » Mariemont, Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089 » Terrace Park, Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280. Russell St., driving under suspension, Dec. 12.

Incidents/investigations Theft Merchandise taken from Walmart; $63 at 4000 Red Bank, Dec. 8. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $20 at 4000 Red Bank, Dec. 11. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $198 at 4000 Red Bank, Dec. 12. Tee shirt, etc. taken from Walmart; $38 at 4000 Red Bank, Dec. 12. Clothing taken from Walmart; $314 at 4000 Red Bank, Dec. 12.

MARIEMONT Arrests/citations Andrew Riggs, 25, 5817 Eleanor St., drug abuse, Dec. 8. Brandon Jansen, 21, 4125 Fork Ridge, drug abuse, Dec. 8. Joseph V. Hoffman Jr., 47, 6739 Fieldhouse, driving under influence, Dec. 7.

Incidents/investigations Theft Personal papers taken from vehicle at 3814 West St., Dec. 2. Money taken; $7,000 at 3848 Homewood, Dec. 3.


2891 Losantiridge Ave.: Althoff, Gregory R. to Vale, Zoraida & Matthew E.; $223,000. 6925 Vinewood Ave.: Forest Hills Properties LLC to Vilardo Brothers LLC; $29,500. 5430 Windridge Court: Anderson, Willie A. to Heglin, John Dennis; $125,000.


3518 Eastern Ave.: GRP Riverside LLC to RS Pro Sales LLC; $260,000. 3018 Golden Ave.: Cooper, Nancy S. Tr. & Charles J. Miller Tr. to Schoepf, Julie A. Tr.; $835,000. 3512 Riverside Drive: GRP River-

side LLC to RS Pro Sales LLC; $260,000. 533 Tusculum Ave.: Aaron, Jeremy to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $84,000.


4151 Allendale Drive: Bergman, Alexis D. to Tay, Cynthia; $164,900. 3715 Aylesboro Ave.: Canavan, Jennifer to Dorton, Jana M.; $198,000. 1351 Delta Ave.: Messer, Carol A. to Fagerquist, Patrick W. & Lori; $540,000. 2943 Erie Ave.: Kennedy-Tilow, Sally to Collins, Ronald Gene & Athena Mae Kaviris; $825,000. 2860 Erie Ave.: Kissel, Theodore

A. III to Hunsucker, Emily M.; $225,000. Golden Ave.: Cooper, Nancy S. Tr. & Charles J. Miller Tr. to Schoepf, Julie A. Tr.; $835,000. 2599 Observatory Ave.: Bronzie, Design & Build LLC to Gaither, Thomas Carter & Stephanie P.; $801,000. 2920 Portsmouth Ave.: Macarthur, Daniel to Basil, Jay & Beth; $225,500. 1234 Rookwood Drive: 1234 Rookwood LLC to Lyons, Leonard; $620,000. 3304 Westside Ave.: Zingarelli, Nicholas A. to Rathnayake, Monika; $362,000.

5017 Anderson Place: Gordon, Marjorie to Gordon, Richard F. Jr.; $27,500. 6628 Merwin Ave.: Young, Robyn & Jason to Harley, Rob; $41,000.


6511 Mariemont Ave.: Carrelli, Gary E. & Amy D. to Barber, Eric & Heather; $550,000. 6923 Mount Vernon Ave.: Guastaferro, Anthony & Sally Claire to Myer, Charles M. Iv & Amy S.; $680,000. 6959 Nolen Circle: Harrigan, H. Leanne to Andrews, Courtenay & David King; $260,000. 3901 West St.: NAP Emery Park LLC to Sullivan, Patricia M.;


ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. $441,005.


2994 Alpine Terrace: Adams, Matthew Tr. to Gerbus Properties Inc.; $210,000. 1135 Cryer Ave.: Keithley, Nick & Richard A. Pinson to Kuykendoll, Jennifer A. & James; $445,000. 3142 Lookout Circle: Mayer, C. Lane to Wessendorf, Andrew P.;

$353,000. 3202 Lookout Circle: Steinert, Nicholas & Charlotte Imwalle to Bledsoe, Ryan A. & Erin D.; $326,000. 1077 Richwood Ave.: Black Diamond Construction Co. to Lemoine, Randall & Antje; $876,326.

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