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Meeting is set for road plan Community’s input sought on Jan. 22

Residents will have another opportunity to share opinions about the proposal to relocate state Route 32. Ohio Department of Transportation officials will share details about the plan and take questions from the community during a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Mariemont Elementary auditorium, 6750 Wooster Pike. Though relocating state Route 32 is one of four components to the Eastern Corridor plan – a multimodal transportation project aimed at improving connectivity between downtown Cincinnati and western Clermont County – it’s the piece that’s raised the most concern among residents in Mariemont and Newtown. Plans revealed last year show the relocated state Route 32 connecting to Columbia Parkway (U.S. 50) near Red Bank Road and then having a bridge cross the Little Miami River near Mariemont as the road continues east through Newtown and Anderson Township. The recommended study area shows the only place the state Route 32 relocation would cross the Little Miami River is north of what’s known as horseshoe bend – through woods, farmland, trails and community gardens in Mariemont’s south 80 acres. After learning about this option, Mariemont residents and village officials began an effort to get ODOT to reconsider this state Route 32 alternative. “There are a whole lot of issues with the route they picked, and any one might be the reason they stop this,” said Mariemont Councilman Joe Stelzer. Nearly 600 people signed a petition urging ODOT officials to stop pursuing this alternative, Stelzer said. The petition cites destabilization of nearby hillsides, negative environmental impacts and increased air, noise

Three long-serving board members for the Mt. Lookout Community Council are leaving at the end of this year. Community Council President John Brannock spoke during a recent meeting about the contributions Jeff Waltz, Chatham Soutar and Andy Park made to the neighborhood. Waltz served as the Community Council’s secretary for five years, and he is retiring from the Mt. Lookout Board to continue his work with other organizations, including The Friends of the Public Library. He was instrumental in updating and reshaping the Community Council’s bylaws, and Brannock said Waltz was a great re-

Oakley to consider use of TIF funding By Forrest Sellers

This map shows the narrowed study corridor for the state Route 32 relocation portion of the Eastern Corridor project. The yellow study area begins near U.S. 50 and Red Bank Road in Fairfax, cuts north to cross the Little Miami River near Mariemont and continues east through Newtown and Anderson Township. PROVIDED

University of Cincinnati graduate archaeology student Kevin Kusmer, left, uses a gradiometer to look for magnetic disturbances that could be an indication of excavations from Fort Ancient Indians near the South 80 trails in Mariemont as Dr. Ken Tankersley, center, and archaeology student Michael Forbes document the results. GLENN HARTONG/STAFF

and water pollution in Mariemont among several reasons the village opposes the plan. Mariemont Mayor Dan Policastro also asked Ken Tankersley, an anthropology professor at the University of Cincinnati, to conduct an archeological

study of the south 80 acres. Tankersley and his students found evidence of an ancient Indian village. It isn’t known what effect this discovery will have on the plans to relocate state Route 32, but it will be taken into consideration,

said ODOT spokeswoman Sharon Smigielski. “We’re still in the planning phase and are still working on developing alternatives, and we won’t move forward without additional study and public input,” she said. “We’re looking to define with clarity and detail the impacts and benefits of those alternatives. Once we have those options, we’ll be able to make an informed decision on how and if to move the project forward.” Smigielski added that transportation officials are still considering a “no build” option. Newtown has long opposed the relocation of state Route 32 as part of the Eastern Corridor plan. Multiple iterations have shown the roadway cutting through village property and destroying businesses and residences. “We are very much against it,” said Newtown Mayor Curt Cosby. “We hope it becomes a nobuild project, and anything short of that is unacceptable.” Visit to learn more about the project or see plan documents.

Mt. Lookout honors retiring board members By Lisa Wakeland


source for any questions he had about other organizations. “It’s been a privilege to be (involved), and this one of the hardestworking boards Soutar you’ll find anywhere,” Waltz said Soutar joined the Mt. Lookout Board of Directors in 2009 and headed marketing and communications efforts. She Waltz helped bring back the paper Observer newsletter, handled layout and design, and often helped with the online newsletter, Brannock said.

Soutar also started the company spotlight, which recognizes businesses in the square, and implemented advertising in the newsletters to help supplement the Community Council’s budget. While she’s stepping down from the board, Soutar said she still plans to be active with the neighborhood group. Andy Park, who has served nearly a decade as president and other positions, is also stepping down. Park, along with Board Treasurer Matt Johnson, also founded the Mt. Lookout Community Development Corp. that took the lead on improving the square. “Between him and Matt, they are, in my mind, solely responsible for the revitalization of the square … and we all reap the



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benefits of their dedication,” Brannock said, adding that Park has been a great mentor and inspiration for him. Park said it was easy for him to be involved for so many years because he loves the neighborhood and this city. “I really care about Mt. Lookout and … I hope I’ve inspired future generations to be involved in their community,” he said. The Mt. Lookout Community Council also elected the Board of Directors for 2013, and they are President John Brannock, Vice President Eric Flamme, Secretary Mark Costello and Treasurer Matt Johnson. Directors at large include Cara Godsey, Rick Hiatt, Tracie Hoffman, Maryann Ries, Brian Spitler, Chris Lacerenza, Isabelle Lafosse-Marin and Kim Rice.

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OAKLEY — The Oakley Community Council will seek feedback on aesthetic improvements people would like to see in the business district. Board President Peter Draugelis said the community has roughly $100,000 in tax increment financing funds Schirmer available. Draugelis said some ideas under consideration are a gateway entrance on Madison Road and a flagpole in Geier Esplenade. “What we need to do is talk to businesses and residents and see what they want to do,” said Draugelis. “Any capital improvement needs to add value and make sense.” He said now that streetscape enhancements in Oakley sqaure are completed, consideration of these ideas is feasible. Council is also discussing a way to recognize former board member Vince Schirmer, who retired from the board in December. “We are still in discussion to find the best way to accomplish this goal,” said board member Craig Rozen. “Vince Schirmer was a stalwart for Oakley not only as a business owner, but as a community leader.” Schirmer served Oakley for more than 50 years ranging from his time as a board member to starting the first Oakley parade in the 1960s. Founder of Schirmer’s Garage, Schirmer was also a former president of the Oakley Chamber of Commerce. If the community were to get a flagpole, Draugelis said possibly dedicating it to Schirmer would be a commendable idea. “Vince used to raise the flag in the Esplenade every morning and take it down every night,” said Draugelis. To say Vince carried the flag for Oakley is both figurative and literal.” The Oakley Community Council will likely discuss the use of the tax increment financing funds at a future meeting.

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Hamilton County's plan to add a monthly fee to landlines and cell phones to fund a new emergency radio system died before state lawmakers saw it, but county officials said they'll try again this year. Former State Senate President Tom Niehaus opposed it, but Niehaus, RNew Richmond, is no longer in office after being

term-limited out. County commissioners will pitch the plan again this year, possibly during the state budget process, Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman said. In an e-mail to Hamilton County municipalities Sigman wrote, "by no means, have we concluded our efforts in this regard. We came very close to succeeding on this issue over a very short period of



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Santa Claus stopped by the Mariemont Police Department on Dec. 21. Police Officer Phil Mitchell picked him up in a cruiser and brought Santa to the municipal building where a group of children were checking out police and fire equipment. He arrived with a load of wrapped gifts in the back of the police car, which he gave to the children as part of the “Caring and Sharing” program. “Due to the generous donations from some of our local businesses, as well as donations from most of our police officers, we have been able to help families with this program for the past four years,” Police Chief Richard Hines said. PROVIDED


Without a new radio system, dispatchers won't know which police or fire unit is closest to the caller. That could delay response times and cost lives.

Schools, communities partner on coalition By Lisa Wakeland

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start a local chapter of the Coalition for a DrugFree Greater Cincinnati. It’s called the Warrior Coalition and includes leaders from the school district, Mariemont, Terrace Park, Fairfax and Columbia Township. “We’re just beginning … and it’s an educational group for the whole community – for parents, for kids and community members,” said Mariemont City Schools District Superintendent Paul Imhoff. The four-community area had a chapter years ago, and Terrace Park Mayor Jay Gohman be-

gan discussing the idea of restarting it earlier this year. He’s been involved with the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati for a few years, and said at a recent Village Council meeting that the idea to have a local group kept gaining support. The Warrior Coalition recently sent out a survey to parents and community members to gauge support for the program and to learn more about community perceptions toward drug or alcohol use among children or teens. The survey, which was sent to the community

earlier in November, had very positive results, said Mariemont Police Chief Rick Hines. “The results showed overwhelmingly that the community is concerned about the possibility of their children being around or part of drug and alcohol use or abuse,” he said. “We’re energized by the survey and the support it shows the community has for our efforts.” Gohman said the next steps are to move forward and expand the Warrior Coalition’s goals in each of the four communities.

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YMCA honors Withrow students Several area high school students were recently honored at the YMCA Salute Gala as YMCA Teen Achiever Scholarship recipients. Through the YMCA’s Black and Latino Achievers college and career readiness program, teens are being encouraged to pursue their college and career goals.


Johnathan Avant is a senior at Walnut Hills High School where he serves as an ambassador and mentor to incoming stuAvant dents. As a student attending Walnut Hills, Avant takes pride in himself by engaging in school activities. His extracurricular activities include: president of the Walnut Hills NSBE Chapter, devotion leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club, a member of the Spanish Club, the high school band, and the JETS (Junior Engineering Team). Avant wants to pursue a career in the

medical or engineering fields, as a biomedical engineer.


Four years ago, Lord Frimpong-Manso and his family, came to the United States from Ghana, located in western Africa, to further his education and to achieve the American dream. A senior at Withrow University High School, in the International Baccalaurate Program, he has participated in various activities: he is a member of the varsity soccer team; African Club; InterFrimpongnational Dinner; Manso Daisy Chain; Centoz Central, Xavier University; Northern Kentucky University’s Multicultural Leadership Conference; Yoga Life; Mayerson Group Foundation, at the Cincinnati Zoo, sharing the history of African countries; and the YMCA Black and Latino Achievers Program. He speaks English, Twi, and French. Frimpong-Manso plans to major in

computer technology game designing at Northern Kentucky University.


Jessica Gassett is a senior at Walnut Hills High School and has embraced her future with confidence and focus. She has traveled to Japan as a People to People Student Ambassador and has worked with Breakthrough Cincinnati, teaching history to six through ninthgrade students over the summer. Her extracurricular activities inGassett clude Mayfestival Youth Chorus, Nordstrom Teen Board, Delta G.E.M.S, and the YMCA Black and Latino Achievers. Gassett wants to be a civil rights attorney. She plans to attend Howard University for her undergraduate studies and then pursue law school.


Phayon Alexander Johnson is a young man of exceptional

character with a quiet approach. He is a senior at Withrow University High School, taking a rigorous accelerated academic curriculum. Johnson has maintained his status as an honor roll student throughout his high school career. His extracurricular activities include football, track and field, M.O.R.E., Project Reach, Cincinnati Museum Center, and the YMCA Black and Latino Achievers Program. Johnson plans to attend Tuskegee University majoring in mechanical or civil engiJohnson neering.


Seydou Kane is a senior at Withrow University High School in the International Baccalaureate Program. His family origin is Mali and the Ivory Coast of Africa. Seydou ranks 11th in his graduating class. His athletic participation includes varsity soccer along with track and field. He’s also active in Af-

rican Club, Daisy Chain, the Annual International Dinner, and the YMCA Black and Latino Achievers Program. Kane also presented at the Cincinnati Zoo. He has narrowed his choices of colleges to the University of Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky University, pursuing a major in psychology and sports medicine. One of the largest regional programs of its kind, the YMCA Black and Latino Achievers program motivates students of color to further their education and Kane goals with help from successful, professional role models. Since its beginning, the program has served more than 6,000 teens, awarded over $250,000 in scholarships, assisted youth with more than $4 million dollars in awarded scholarships and engaged more than 4,500 adult volunteers through a network of corporate and community partners.


Paige Williams, Claudia Vollman, writer Gail Collins, Natalie Souleyrette, Madeleine Pescovitz, Judy Kyrkos and Anna McManus enjoy a visit from Collins. THANKS TO JILL GREVER CAHILL

St. Ursula Villa students, taught by teacher Mike Magoto, has a successful showing in the youth division of the recent Hyde Park Square Art Show. Christy Baldwin won first place in the first-grade division; Audrey Kirwin won first in the second-grade division; Eleanor Hudepohl won second place in the third-grade division; Sydney Wright won third place in the fourth-grade division; Kara Scullin won honorable mention in the fifth-grade division; Claire Salcido won first place in the seventh/eighth-grade division and Sam Lincoln's pear painting was selected for next year's art show poster. In front, from left, are Baldwin, Lincoln, Hudepohl and Kirwin. In back are Wright, Salcido and Scullin. THANKS TO MARTA RUNNELS

Cardinal Pacelli students get visit from architect Cardinal Pacelli's third- and fourth-grade classes recently learned firsthand about architecture from architect Janet Cotner as a part of a grant received from the Ohio Arts Council and the Cardinal Pacelli Fine Arts Committee. During this three-day artist in residency program, Cotner worked with students to design their own spiritual spaces drawing inspiration from churches built during different architectural periods. During their first session with Cotner, the students learned about the architectural history of churches and began to sketch their own buildings using the architectural details and techniques of either Gothic or renaissance-style architecture. During the second session, the students began to build a model of their building using a variety of materials including boxes and tissue paper. The

Cardinal Pacelli third and fourth-graders learn about architecture from architect Janet Cotner as part of a grant received form the Ohio Arts Council and the Cardinal Pacelli Fine Arts Committee. THANKS TO RACHEL MILLER

residency completed with students creating detailed models of churches and writing about what they created and learned from the program. "I'm incredibly impressed with these students," said Cotner. "They are a very ambitious group and really rose to the challenge I set before them."

This residency was made possible through a grant from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically. Additional support came from the Cardinal Pacelli Fine Arts Committee.

Top editor visits St. Ursula

She tells students to believe in themselves St. Ursula Academy students enjoyed a visit from a high profile guest. Writer Gail Collins, the first woman to be named editor of the New York Times editorial page visited St. Ursula and shared some stories and wisdom with the young women of St. Ursula Academy. Collins entertained the students with stories about her career path and the importance of believing in yourself and making sure your voice is heard. “I really loved hearing her stories about her early career and how she got her start. She started small and built up from there. It makes you feel like you can accomplish anything,” said St. Ursula Academy senior Mary Kate Dorr. Collins also talked about U.S. history and the role of women, including their fight for the right to vote. She had many stories of the women who changed the nation so women could have a strong voice. “I’d like to give the girls a sense of how the whole world evolved for them,” said Collins. “These young students are now on the platform that was created for them by the sweat and sacrifices of the generations of brave women who came before them

and they can continue to pave the way for the next generation.” She empowered the students with words about the future and all they can accomplish in the years to come. Her words were supportive of St. Ursula Academy’s mission to educate critical thinkers and leaders who are committed to building a better world. “As I get ready for college it was nice to hear about all of the opportunities that are available to me as a young woman today,” said St. Ursula Academy senior Carlile Willet. “It was very inspiring.” Collins joined The New York Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board and later as an op-ed columnist. In 2001 she became the first woman ever appointed editor of the Times’ editorial page. At the beginning of 2007, she stepped down and began a leave in order to finish her book: “When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present.” She returned to The New York Times as a columnist in July 2007. Collins’ most recent book is “As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda,” published in 2012 by W.W. Norton. She co-authored “The Millennium Book” with her husband, Dan Collins.





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Withrow’s Timothy Coleman (2) drives to the basket against Tamarik Washington (1) of Taft in their game Jan. 4. The Tigers stayed unbeaten defeating the Senators 85-71. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Mareimont junior Terry Sparks (20) guards Indian Hill point guard Zach Schneider (11) at Indian Hill Jan. 4. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

Walnut Hills senior Isaiah Johnson blocks out Trevor Bullock of Milford during their game Jan. 4 at Milford. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Boys basketball

» Clark Montessori beat Badin 47-41 on Dec. 22. Sophomore Torraye Shattuck led the Cougars with 10 points. Clark Montessori beat Yellow Springs on Dec. 28, 66-54. The Cougars beat North College Hill on Jan. 4, 54-49. Sophomore Landis Owensby led the way with 12 points. » Summit Country Day beat St. Edwards Jan. 6 to remain unbeaten (9-0). MVP was Antonio Woods, who had 20 points in the contest. The night before, SCD beat Seven Hills 67-42. Macio Teague led SCD with 22 points while Pauley Gosiger led Seven Hills with 9 points. » Purcell Marian beat Seven Hills 58-52 on Dec. 27. On Jan. 4, the Cavaliers beat Chaminade-Julienne 54-53. » Withrow took the Motor City Classic in Detroit over Canton 60-49 on Dec. 28. Tim Coleman led the Tigers with 31 points and as the MVP. The Tigers went 3-0 in the tournament. Withrow stayed unbeaten defeating Taft 85-71 Jan. 4. Timonthy Coleman led the Tigers with 25 points. » Walnut Hills defeated Loveland 72-38 on Dec. 21. DJ Wingfield led the Eagles with 18 points. Walnut Hills downed Elder 77-57 on Dec. 22. D.J. Wingfield had 26 points for the Eagles. The Eagles won at the Domino’s Holiday Tournament over Springboro Dec. 28, 63-62. Isaiah Johnson led ith 29 points. Walnut Hills defeated Milford 64-45 on Jan. 4. Senior center Isaiah Johnson led the Eagles with 19 points. » Mariemont downed Indian Hill 62-57 on Jan. 4. Senior Nick Jones hit five treys to lead the Warriors with 15 points.

Girls basketball

» Withrow won at the Bragging Rights Tournament over Thurgood Marshall 52-43 on Dec. 29. Siri Huey led the Lady Tigers with 13 points. » Walnut Hills beat Seven Hills Jan. 2, 58-31. Sophomore Taylor Darks scored 15 points for the Lady Eagles. » Mariemont girls (9-3) beat Reading 53-47 Jan. 5 behind the See HIGHLIGHT, Page A5

MARIEMONT GOALS: Play hard, together, good defense Warriors rebound from sub-.500 season By Adam Turer


fter tasting a share of the Cincinnati Hills League championship two years ago, a sub.500 season was a setback for the Mariemont boys basketball in 20112012. How did the Warriors respond? With four starters back from a year ago, the Warriors are off to a 9-1 start to the 20122013 season and are currently in control of the CHL race. “With our size, experience, and athleticism, we feel we have a chance to compete and win every time we play,” said head coach Steve Ellis. “The players believe in each other. Our expectations are to play hard, play together, and play aggressive defense. So far, we have

Mariemont coach Steve Ellis (in front of No. 11, Nick Jones) tries to motivate his Warriors at Indian Hill Jan. 4. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

achieved that with the wins we have at this point.” The Warriors notched a crucial league win on Jan. 4 by holding off Indian Hill, 62-57. Mariemont was led by Nick Jones, who scored 15 points on five three-pointers. The senior did not play last season. Adding Jones to a lineup with four re-

turning starters has provided a boost to the entire team. “Nick brings so much energy and toughness that we need,” said Ellis. “With four starters who gained experience playing varsity last year, we are getting stronger, playing better team defense, playing together, and sharing the basketball on offense.” Jones also leads the team in charges drawn, an important and underrated statistic that Ellis likes to track. “He is one of the toughest players I have ever coached,” said Ellis. “He plays so hard, loves to compete, and will sacrifice himself for the sake of the team. His will to win is contagious.” The senior class knows they have an opportunity to make some history. Mariemont last won an outright league title in boys basketball in 1998. Seniors Matt Stewart and Reid Mahorney dressed on the varsity team that won the 2011 coSee WARRIORS, Page A5

Moeller looks for 2nd-half warmth Boys had success in holiday games By Scott Springer

KENWOOD — After the organizers of a prep holiday tournament in Naples, Fla., went bankrupt, the Moeller boys basketball team made lemonade out of their lemon in the land of oranges. The Crusaders kept their December roundball tradition alive by continuing on to their destination with their own fund-raising. They finished 2012 by playing a combination of local teams and others who had also traveled south. In the end, coach Carl Kremer’s blue and gold participated in four games, returning home Jan. 2. The tournament was originally going to include topnotch programs like the Crusaders in one portion, with a group of non-sanctioned acad-

Middletown’s Chance Sorrell tries to shoot over Moeller’s Josh Davenport, right, in December. Davenport leads the Crusaders in blocks and steals and is shooting more than 50 percent from the field. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE PRESS

Moeller junior Grant Benzinger (15) has been leading the Crusaders in scoring along with Josh Davenport. He helped Moeller win three out of four games during a holiday trip to Naples, Fla.

emies and prep schools in another. When the arrangement fell apart, Moeller carried on by playing a couple of local schools along with Wilbraham and Monson Academy of Massachusetts and a Canadian team.

Kremer’s crew defeated Golden Gate High School and Community School from the Sunshine State during the fiveday span. Their lone loss Dec. 27-31 was to the academy near Boston, 47-42. “They had a number of Divi-

sion I players,” Kremer said of Wilbraham and Monson. “We lost in a close game.” Overall, the Crusaders made the best of the situation and came home ready to continue their rugged Greater Catholic League and non-conference schedule. “I wasn’t sure we were ready for this,” Kremer said. “We’re young.” The Canadian team was Waterloo, out of Ontario. Kremer’s staff had tried to no avail to find out information about them, so he inquired personally on game day in a conversation with their coach. “He said, ‘We’re not a school,’” Kremer explained. “They were an all-star team from southern Ontario organized for the tournament to expose their basketball players to America.” Moeller mounted a secondhalf surge in the game to win 53-35 with junior Grant BenzSee MOELLER, Page A5



SUA lauded by OHSAA for sportsmanship The OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committee recently tapped several area schools to receive school sportsmanship awards for the 2011-12 academic year. A total 29 schools met the “Respect the Game Challenge,” while 24 of those schools also earned the Harold A. Meyer Award. Area Harold A. Meyer Award and “Respect the Game Challenge” recipients are: » Amelia High School » La Salle High School » Nagel Middle School » Saint Ursula Academy » Sycamore Junior High School Area “Respect the Game Challenge” recipients are: » Indian Hill High School

» Loveland High School This is the second year the OHSAA’s revised three-tiered process for the Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity school awards has been implemented. In order to meet the ‘Respect the Game Challenge,’ schools must complete a comprehensive checklist that confirms the various sportsmanship, ethics and integrity programs within their school. Besides developing a well-planned, educational program on sportsmanship, the form reminds schools to develop a comprehensive student-athlete campaign; a coaches campaign; a student body, student support group, parents and fan campaign; and a public address announcers

campaign. Schools that have met the challenge will receive a “Respect The Game” banner that can be displayed in a prominent area of the school. Meeting the ‘Respect The Game Challenge’ is the precursor to being considered for the Harold A. Meyer Award. That award, named in honor of the late OHSAA commissioner from 1969 to 1977, is presented to schools that demonstrate via a PowerPoint presentation they have completed an eight-part program that promotes sportsmanship, ethics and integrity in their schools and communities. The applications and presentations were judged by students from Ohio Dominican University, in collaboration with the OHSAA staff.


junior Josie Gordon won the100 backstroke. Junior Andi Saylor took the 200 freestyle; sophomore Morgan Woodward the 200 individual medley; and freshman Claire Grant the 500 freestyle. » Walnut Hills won a tri-meet with Madeira and Winton Woods on Dec. 15. Freshman Casey Becker on the 200 and 500 freestyle, while sophomore Keira Hassel won the 200 IM and 100 butterfly. » Summit’s Allison Brophy took fifth at the Comet Classic Diving meet at Sycamore Dec. 15.

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efforts of Olivia Griffith, who had 16 points. » Summit Country Day (9-1) girls beat Seven Hills (2-7) 59-43 Jan. 5. Izzie Englehart had 14 points for SCD and Lauren Weems had 29 points for Seven Hills.

Girls swimming

» Clark Montessori beat Taylor on Jan. 3. Freshman Raeya Gordon won the 100 butterfly and

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inger scoring 22 points. “We feel with Josh Davenport on one wing and Grant on the other, we make it difficult for teams to guard us,” Kremer said. Benzinger and Davenport are typically in double digits for the Crusaders, with 6-foot-8 sophomore Nate Fowler sometimes posting double-doubles in points and rebounds. “His fundamentals and basketball IQ is huge,” Kremer said. “He just turned 16 on our Florida trip.” In addition to Fowler in the middle, Moeller has 6foot-6 Patrick Wrencher returning soon from inju-

ry and 6-foot-4, 228-pound Corey Muchmore. The 6foot-3 Davenport and 6foot-2 Benzinger add to the Crusader’s length, along with 6-foot-7 Jack Anton and 6-foot-6 Adam Gigax off the bench. Distributing the ball is junior guard Tre’ Hawkins who leads the GCL in assists. Eventually, threeyear player Keith Watkins will return from his football ailments adding to the Moeller arsenal. “Keith can start practice soon, but that’s just practice,” Kremer said. “We want him ready for the tournament. We’ll try to work him in one step at a time.” Ahead on Moeller’s aggressive winter menu are St. Xavier Jan. 11 and Aiken at home Jan. 12. “We’ve got some size,

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Girls bowling

» Walnut Hills defeated Kings Dec. 18. Claire Schottelkotte led with a 327 series. Walnut Hills beat Kings on Dec. 19 with Claire Schottelkotte rolling a 315 series.

we’ve got some athleticism and we’ve got some shooters,” Kremer said. “We’re pretty balanced. Our football guys we didn’t get ‘til really late. It just meshes together we hope by March.” For the long term, Moeller was scheduled to return to Arizona next December for a holiday tournament (they played there December 2010). However, that endeavor could be on hold financially. “The Naples tournament was paying for all of our travel, all of our rooms and all of our food,” Kremer said. “The tournament went bankrupt and we had to cover all of that. Right now, we don’t know financially if we can travel or not. We’ll have to reassess that this spring.”

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championship. “The seniors have been in our system for four years now and they understand what it takes,” said Ellis. “We will be young next year, so I am hoping the leadership from the seniors in practice, games and off the court will lead by example in many positive ways.” The Warriors edged Madeira, 76-72, on Dec. 15 at Xavier University’s Cintas Center, led by Mahorney’s 21 points and 10 rebounds on 9-for-11 shooting. Five Warriors scored in double figures that day. The teams are

Mariemont’s Nick Jones flips a free throw forward at Indian Hill Jan. 4. Jones led the Warriors with 15 points as they beat the Braves 62-57. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

tied atop the CHL standings with one league loss each. By virtue of the victory in December, Mariemont controls its own destiny. The rematch

takes place at Mariemont on Friday, Jan. 25. Mariemont hosts Reading on Tuesday, Jan. 8, and Taylor on Friday, Jan. 11.

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Reduce air pollution year round

Particulate matter (PM) is a type of air pollution that can occur year round. PM comes from wood burning, motor vehicles, industrial operations, and power generation. By reducing PM emissions in the winter you can to protect your heath, lower your energy bills and save gas money. This winter, there are multiple ways you can help reduce PM whether you are on the go, at the office or in your home. On the go: » If possible, use alternate transportation.


Carpool, ride the bus or walk. » Do not let your car idle for more than 30 seconds except when in traffic. Waiting for the car to heat up wastes gas and pollutes

the air. Warm up your car by driving it. At the office: » Use teleconferencing

rather than having everyone drive to one location for a meeting. » Encourage employees to carpool to work. » Turn of the lights when you leave a room. » Turn off your computer when you leave the office. Screen savers still use energy. In your home: » Place plastic sheeting on your windows to reduce cold drafts and lower your heating needs. » Set the thermostat between 66 and 68 degrees. For every one degree lower, you

can save 1 percent to 3 percent off your heating costs. » Reduce the use of fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. » If you have a fire, burn only clean, seasoned wood and non-glossy paper. » Use energy saving light bulbs. » Air dry dishes instead of using the dishwasher’s drying cycle. By taking these simple steps, you can help improve the air quality in your neighborhood. The Southwest Ohio Air

been the last hope for people facing financial difficulties. Common issues have included delays by the Internal Revenue Service in processing tax refunds, or demands for additional paperwork to process the payment of Medicare bills. In one case, we helped a constituent get long-overdue Social Security benefits that totaled $68,000. Other times, my office has helped veterans or their families obtain the medals earned years ago for military service. My office has also cut through red tape to help veterans or their widows obtain tens of thousands of dollars in overdue VA benefits. Other times, my office intervened to help resolve pay or retirement issues for active-duty members of the military. My case workers also have helped constituents with claims involving thousands of dollars in compensation and medical benefits related to the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. People who have waited on claims for months or even years have been amazed that something could be done to speed things up once a congressional office made a phone call or sent an email. I’ve also worked closely with local and state officials to obtain federal funding for public works projects that have benefited residents throughout Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District, which encompasses Adams, Brown, Clermont and Pike counties, and parts of Hamilton, Warren and Scioto counties These include the Interstate 275 interchange improvements in Eastgate and Cincinnati’s central riverfront

Megan Hummel is public relations coordinator for the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.


It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you The two case workers in my office estimate that they have received a total of about 6,300 requests for constituent services since I came to Congress in 2005. That’s not counting the hundreds of questions the case workers have answered each year for constituents without having to open case files. Responding to the needs of the people who Jean live in the Schmidt seven counties COMMUNITY PRESS that make up GUEST COLUMNIST Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District has been one of my top priorities as your representative in Washington over the last 7.5 years. My current term will conclude Jan. 3. My Hamilton County and Adams County offices are wrapping up several cases involving constituent services, but future requests for such help will be referred to the offices of Ohio’s two senators, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown. My staff has done an extraordinary job of navigating the federal bureaucracy on behalf of the thousands of people who have telephoned or written to request help over the years. Some cases, such as requests to expedite passports or visas, can be handled in a few days or weeks. More complex matters, such as those involving immigration, can take six months to three years to resolve. “It can be frustrating at times, but it’s always rewarding,” one of my case workers said. Many times, my office has

Quality Agency works with government agencies, businesses, communities and citizens to achieve and maintain healthy air quality for Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Southwest Ohio. The agency is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services which also encompasses the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.

Last week’s question Where is the one place you would like to visit, but have yet to do so? Why?

“My answer: Heaven. The reason I have yet to do so is obvious, but there will come a time. “Hawaii is nice, and so is Florida, the Caribbean, California, and all the rest. But in Heaven, there won't be any opposition between Democrats and Republicans, no 'fiscal cliff,’ no racial disparity, no attacks by radical Muslims, no divorces, no mass killings of 6and 7-year-old children, no disparity between rich and poor, and no sadness – or at least, that is what we are told. Hopefully, what we have been taught is the truth, and I'm betting on it.”

street grid project. I’m particularly proud that I was able to help line up federal funding for the Banks project along the Ohio River, which is a vital part of the redevelopment of downtown Cincinnati. Other beneficiaries include Shawnee State University, the Parker House in Brown County, the Portsmouth Industrial Park redevelopment, Talbert House drug treatment programs in Warren and Hamilton counties, and the Cincinnati Police Department. I’ve gone to battle for farmers in Southern Ohio, opposing undue regulations and pushing for programs that ensure our nation has the safest and most stable food supply in the world. I’ve pushed for reforms for the food stamp program, but argued against drastic cuts that would force many Americans to go hungry. Child-nutrition issues have been a major concern of mine. I also have championed many projects related to jobs and getting our economy back on track, including the lengthy fight to prod the administration of President Obama to support the USEC uranium-enrichment plant in Pike County. The importance of constituent services is something I recognized long before becoming the first woman to represent Southern Ohio in congress. Previously, I spent four years as a state representative in the Ohio House, and I was a Miami Township trustee in my native Clermont County for 11 years. For each of those 22 years, it has been an honor and a privilege to serve you.

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“I would love to visit Hawaii and sit on the beach. I think I'd love the culture, landscape, weather, and a relaxed experience. My husband agrees. “Hope to do this in the future for a significant anniversary. We have not gone yet due to cost.” E.E.C.


“I have always wanted to go to Iceland. The reason I have not gone and will probably never go is because the old ball and chain has no desire or interest in going there.” I.P.

“While I could make a list, choosing just one place is possible and that would be Yellowstone National Park. The mountains, geysers and wildlife make it not only unique, but a place well worth a lengthy visit.” R.V.

“My son and I have always talked about a trip to Europe to visit the battlefields and towns in Normandy. As a WWII buff I want to see Omaha Beach, St. Mere Eglise and other places where so many of the Greatest Generation paid the ultimate price for freedom. “If we somehow ended up taking a side trip to Scotland to play St. Andrews, so much the

Jean Schmidt formerly served as Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District representative.


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2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Local: Kenwood office – 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; phone 791-0381 or 800-784-6366; fax 791-1696. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740354-1440. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202-225-3164; fax 202-225-1992. E-mail:

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STATE State Rep. Alicia Reece 33rd District includes parts of Columbia Township, parts of Cincinnati, Deer Park, Silverton and parts of Sycamore Township. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 13th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-466-1308; fax 614-719-3587.


State Rep. Peter Stautberg 34th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-644-6886; fax: 614-719-3588. E-mail:

State Rep. Ron Maag 35th District includes parts of Columbia Township, Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Mariemont, parts of Sycamore Township and Symmes Township in

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

Hamilton County and parts of Warren County. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-644-6023; fax 614-719-3589. E-mail:

State Sen. Shannon Jones 7th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County and all of Warren County. In Columbus: 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215; 614-4669737; via e-mail:

Eastern Hills Journal Editor Eric Spangler, 576-8251 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.

L IFE A powerful military message EASTERN HILLS JOURNAL



Mariemont DAR listens to vets


t the November meeting of the Mariemont DAR, 41 chapter members and guests were present to hear powerful reflections of military men, Army Sgt. Brad Gantz, Marine Sgt. Benjamin Curry, Marine Cpl. Danny Ruck and Clermont County Commissioner Robert Proud. Clermont County is known as the “Yellow Ribbon Capital” due to the fact that this particular county has given more in blood than any surrounding area. This fact motivated Bob Proud, six-term commissioner and extremely active military advocate, to found “Whole in My Heart,” a military support group that provides assistance to the families of deployed troops. The organization serves 50-60 families a month. Gantz, a Glen Este High School graduate, was deployed in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, for 15 months. Gantz, who recently graduated with a bachelors degree from UC wants to be a US Custom Agent and currently works for the Clermont County Juvenile Court.

Speaking at a recent Mariemont DAR meeting were, left to right, Marine Sgt. Benjamin Curry, Marine Cpl. Danny Ruck, Army Sgt. Brad Gantz, and Clermont County Commissioner Robert Proud.

Ruck, a graduate of New Richmond High School, spent four months in rehab after receiving several shrapnel wounds and traumatic brain injury from an IED exploding under his truck. He talked about the effects of the “invisible wounds” related to post traumatic stress (PTS). Ruck has had a lifelong desire to be a sheriff.

Curry, also a New Richmond High School graduate said, “I dedicated my life to America.” His son was born while he was deployed and he talked about enjoying working with Afghan children. Curry now lives in Florida and was accompanied to the meeting by his wife, son, brother and grandmother. He is now attending college preparing to

be a high school social studies teacher. Proud and all of the veterans present emphasized the importance of contact with home in an environment so foreign to their home communities. Contacts made through letters, cards and packages represent love and many of the troops do not have family or close friends to provide this

support. Mariemont DAR proudly supports the military as one of the three tenants of our National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. At the November meeting, Miriam Lillback (vice regent) organized the signing of 12 Christmas cards and distributed 12 letters that will be handwritten and mailed to deployed military whose names and addresses Proud provided. In addition, monetary donations were collected which will be used to buy a special Christmas tree, ornament and gift for eight servicemen through the Thank You Foundation. Maxine Mace (Veteran’s Affairs Committee) and Pat Sammons (Project Patriot Committee) chair other ongoing efforts. Mace reported that since March she has taken the following to the VA, compliments of Mariemont Chapter members: nine large hand crocheted lap robes, six pairs of socks, 70 pounds of personal care items, two soft blankets and 85 books. Pat Sammons continues to collect coupons that are sent to military bases including Naples NSA Commissary, Ramstein Air Base and Kadena Commissary to help reduce expenses for military families.

Joan Mettey of the St. Cecilia conference in Oakley, receives the Ozanam award for exemplifying the qualities of The Society’s founder Frederic Ozanam. From left are St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati District President Andrew Curran, Mettey, St. Cecilia conference President Shirley Perkins and Executive Director Liz Carter. THANKS TO ERIC YOUNG

A former resident of Manhattan, N.Y., Chris Mengel moved to Oakley in 2011. Mengel was elected to the Oakley Community Council during its December meeting. He said traffic safety is something on which he’d like to focus. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

St. Vincent de Paul honors volunteers The Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati conducted its annual Fellowship Banquet recently, at its West End Outreach Center. The banquet honored Vincentians and other volunteers for their service in fulfilling The Society’s mission to give hope and assistance to our neighbors in need. Vincentians in attendance celebrated mass before being treated to dinner and Christian concert featuring local artists Agape Alive and ROMANS.Vincentians are members of conferences, which are volunteer groups working out of Catholic parishes serving people in need living in each parish’s respective communities. At the event, Joan Mettey of the St. Cecilia conference in Oakley, received the Ozanam award for exemplifying

Ted Wenstrup, of the St. Mary conference in Hyde Park, is recognized for 45 years of service as a Vincentian. Wenstrup is pictured with St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati District President Andrew Curran (left) and Executive Director Liz Carter. THANKS TO ERIC YOUNG

the qualities of The Society’s founder – Frederic Ozanam. Ted Wenstrup, of the St.

Mary conference in Hyde Park, received was recognized for 45 years of service as a Vincentian.

Mengel finds an East Coast appeal in Oakley By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — New Oakley Community Council member Chris Mengel may have left the big city. However, he said what he enjoys about Manhattan, N.Y., can also be found in Oakley. “It reminds me of (a) neighborhood in New York,” he said. “You can walk to practically anything.” He joked the only thing that’s missing is a dry cleaner he can walk to. Mengel was elected to council during the December meeting. After living in New York for more than a decade, Mengel moved to Oakley in 2011. He said he became involved with the Oakley Community Council after inquiring about setting up a nonpartisan voting booth at the Oakley After Hours event. As a first-time homeowner, Mengel said he wants to be a part of the community, adding that he considers himself an ambassador for Oakley fre-

quently mentioning its positive attributes to others. “If you want to be part of the community, be part of the community,” he said about his taking an active role on council. A resident of Markbreit Avenue, Mengel said one his biggest concerns is traffic safety. “The section I live on has high rates of speed,” he said. He said he wants to maintain what he considers one of the community’s biggest assets - its “walkability.” Mengel said he would also like to bring more festivals to the community. “Oakley After Hours has done a wonderful job,” he said. “I would like to look at partnerships for other potential festivals. “(I) would like to bring more people to the area.” An account manager for a digital education company, Mengel said he sees great potential in Oakley. “Things start locally, and there is a lot happening in this community,” he said.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JAN. 10 Art & Craft Classes Kids+Me: Self-Portraits, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Use variety of Bullseye Glass materials to create one-of-a-kind fused glass portraits. No experience necessary. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Civic Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Hamilton County residents can recycle their Christmas trees at no cost with proof of residency. Remove ornaments, tinsel, tree bags, etc. Drop offs also available at Kuliga Park and Rumpke Landfill. Presented by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. 946-7766. Newtown.

Drink Tastings Wines for the New Year Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, With wine specialist Annie Rusin of Tramonte and Sons. Hors d’oeuvres by Two Chicks Who Cater. Music by Richard Goering, jazz guitar. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; Madisonville. Yoga Care: Hatha Yoga, 9:3010:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Session 1. Weekly through Feb. 14. Designed for those who want a gentle approach to yoga. Ages 18 and up. $58, $48 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Joint Screening, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Complimentary joint screening. Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs will be covered. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 527-4000. Fairfax.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, 2692 Madison Road, Follow Harriett’s journey through Cincinnati by visiting five of locations featured in book. Free. Presented by Orange Frazer Press. 937-382-3196; Norwood.

Recreation Cornhole League, 8:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Feb. 14. Ages 21 and up. $40 per team. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township.

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. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, JAN. 11 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.



Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7766. Newtown.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; Norwood.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, JAN. 15 Art & Craft Classes

Gymboree Story and Play Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Friends from Gymboree make stories come alive with songs, movement activities and parachute play. Ages 1-3. Free. Registration required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Make+Bake: Snowflake Relief Plates, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create your kiln-carved snowflake design using fiber paper supplies to create wintery relief. No experience necessary. $40. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. Beginning Glassblowing I: Tuesday Night Session, 6-9 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Weekly through Feb. 19. Experience range of glass blowing techniques designed to inspire and orient them to the creative possibilities in blown glass and create various projects. $450. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Music - Blues


The Sonny Moorman Group, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Township Fields and Tavern, 4575 Mount Carmel Road, 831-0160; Anderson Township.

Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture, 6:30-8 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Dead Sea Scrolls scholar John Kampen presents “Modern Research on Ancient Texts: The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls.” To add context to exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center. Presented by Methodist Theological School in Ohio. 740-362-3322. Hyde Park.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; Norwood.

Literary - Story Times

On Stage - Theater Moonlight and Magnolias, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson and directed by Dee Anne Bryll. David O. Selznick, famed Hollywood producer, has a problem. He’s three weeks into shooting his latest historical epic, “Gone with the Wind,” but the script just isn’t working. His solution? Fire the director, pull Victor Fleming off “The Wizard of Oz” and lock himself, Fleming and script doctor Ben Hecht in his office for five days until they have a screenplay. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

SATURDAY, JAN. 12 Art & Craft Classes Kids+Me: Bowls, 1:30-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students learn about and experiment with range of Bullseye accessory glass to design and create their own bowl. No experience necessary. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. January Family Open House: Kiln-carved Snowflakes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create hanging snowflakes in glass with process of kiln-carving: using fiber paper to create relief in glass. $15. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. Canvas and Cupcakes at the Barn, 1-3 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Children create winter-themed painting on canvas alongside instructor Keli Oelerich, and enjoy a cupcake. All materials supplied including take-home canvas. $15. 859-8668777; Mariemont.

Civic Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off, Noon-3 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 9467766. Newtown.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:3010:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Topic: Healthy Eating. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 271-5111; Madisonville. One Amazing Day, 8 a.m.-3

Internationally renowned ceramicist Fong Choo will visit Cincinnati to educate and observe the vibrant clay community in Cincinnati. Choo will offer a day-long workshop on clay teapots on Jan. 13 at Funke Fired Arts. The workshop is $60 general admission, $20 for students with a valid student ID. For more information, and to pre-register for the workshop, contact Ben Clark at 971-2529. THANKS TO KATERI KOSTA

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. p.m., Weight Watchers, 7466 Beechmont Ave., Suite 415, Celebrate 50th anniversary. Hear success stories from members and get free introduction to new Weight Watchers 360 program. Special offers and prizes. Anderson Township.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; Norwood.

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making and glazing tips and recipes. $60. Reservations required. 971-2529; Oakley.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourth-degree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.


Bob Cushing, 9:30 p.m., Slammers Lounge, 3239 Brotherton Road, Free. 871-6847. Oakley.

Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture, 3-4:30 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Dead Sea Scrolls scholar John Kampen presents “Modern Research on Ancient Texts: The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls.” To add context to exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center. Presented by Methodist Theological School in Ohio. 740-362-3322. Anderson Township.

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Moonlight and Magnolias, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; Norwood.

Story Time with Bad Kitty, 11-11:30 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Hear few of Nick Bruel’s “Bad Kitty” books and take picture with Bad Kitty, himself. Free. 731-2665. Oakley.

Music - Acoustic

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. Through Dec. 28. 474-0005; Anderson Township.

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. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

SUNDAY, JAN. 13 Art & Craft Classes Fong Choo Teapot Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Internationally renowned ceramicist demonstrates his process for making teapot forms from start to finish, including handle-

Literary - Story Times Winter Blues Story Time, 2-2:30 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Hear favorite winter stories and create snowflake artwork. Free. 731-2665. Oakley.

On Stage - Theater Moonlight and Magnolias, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia 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. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through Feb. 24. 290-9105. Hyde Park.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; Norwood.

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

niques designed to inspire and orient them to creative possibilities in blown glass and create variety of projects. $450. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. School of Glass Story Time: A Penguin Story, 1:30-2:15 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Read “A Penguin Story” by Antoinette Portis. Students then use safe glass components to create two fused glass penguins inspired by story. Ages 3-6. $18. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Benefits Quarter Raffle for Autism, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Doors open 6:30 p.m. $2. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

Education Pre-School Spanish, 10-10:45 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Session 1. Weekly through Feb. 14. Instructors from World of Spanish will introduce simple vocabulary in a fun and visual way using puppets, toys, songs, etc. For ages 31⁄2-5. $60, $50 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; Norwood.

On Stage - Theater


Moonlight and Magnolias, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Art & Craft Classes

Youth Sports

Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Deborah discusses, with weekly demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, how to achieve spontaneity, character and life in your figure painting. $80 per month. Reservations required. 259-9302; Mariemont. The Plate Project: Glass Cutting 101, 10 a.m.-noon, Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students design and create their own fused glass plate in this introductory class. No glass cutting or fusing experience necessary. $50. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

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

Exercise Classes

Moonlight and Magnolias, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., More info on Tammy’s Fitness Party on Facebook. Presented by Tammy’s Fitness Party. 315-1302. Anderson Township.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; Norwood.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 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. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 324-0568. Hyde Park.

FRIDAY, JAN. 18 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; Norwood.

On Stage - Theater

SATURDAY, JAN. 19 Art & Craft Classes January Family Open House: Kiln-carved Snowflakes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, $15. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:3010:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Health / Wellness


Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, Topic: What do the numbers mean? $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. 271-5111; Madisonville.

Art & Craft Classes

Literary - Bookstores

Beginning Glassblowing I: Thursday Night Session, 6-9 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Weekly through Feb. 21. Experience range of glass blowing tech-

Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; Norwood.



Try a hot bowl of soup for winter warmth It’s definitely a soup day. The snow has just about disappeared (and it was just the nicest snow for sledding and building snowmen) but the temperature continues to drop. It registered a finger-freezing 12 degrees when I went out to feed the chickens last week. After the glut of holiday eating, a steaming hot bowl of soup is just perfect for supper. Barley is in the news for its healthRita giving Heikenfeld qualities and downRITA’S KITCHEN right earthy flavor. Interestingly enough, barley was one of the grains people of a generation or two ago used frequently. Back then, it was long-cooking barley. Today we have quick-cooking barley, as well. When my kids were infants and lost their appetites when they were sick, my mom would make barley water. I know it sounds weird, but she cooked pearl barley in water, strained it, then added honey and lemon. It wasn’t the most appealing drink, looks-wise, but they liked it and it helped them get well. Mom said it was nourishing. I just took her word for it and it was years later that I found out barley’s a good source of vitamin E/ antioxidants, fiber and niacin, and it helps digestion. It’s a great grain for the heart. Mushrooms, too, are good for you. They’re low in calories, carbs, fat and sodium. Plus they’re high in water and fiber and an excellent source of potassium, which helps the body process sodium and lower blood pressure.

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want the recipe, since she told me she’d give her eyetooth to make biscuits so tasty.

My husband Frank likes a drizzle of red wine vinegar to finish off the soup. My colleague Matt Swaim, producer at Sacred Heart Radio, feels like taking a nap after enjoying this soup. So now you’re forewarned! As I always tell you, adjust the seasonings to taste. 6 strips bacon, cut up 2 cups chopped onion 1 tablespoon garlic 1 pound mushrooms, sliced (I used cremini) 1 scant tablespoon tomato paste 1 quart beef broth plus about a cup of water, if necessary 1 cup quick-cooking barley 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Sauté bacon until crisp. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is starting to brown. Add mushrooms and cook until tender and pot is beginning to get dry. Stir in rest of ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until barley is tender, about 20 minutes. Add water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

I like adding a bit of tomato paste to some soups and stews. Freeze leftover paste in a baggie, smoosh the air out and lay it flat. When you need some, you can push out the frozen paste.

Formerly secret chicken corn chowder For the reader who had a similar soup at a luncheon. The hostess would only divulge ingredients. “The recipe is secret,” she said. If this is similar to what the reader ate, the secret’s out! Substitute dried basil, rosemary and thyme for Italian seasoning if you want.

Readers want to know

Friendship Bread yeast questions: Debbie Wilson, along with others, questioned the use of yeast in the starter. Some older starter recipes don’t call for any yeast. I have used those starters and they do work, but the yeast gives the starter a “boost” or assurance that I like.

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

Chicken corn chowder can help keep you warm this winter. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. Olive oil 8 oz. sliced fresh mushrooms 11⁄4 cups chopped onion or more to taste 2 10.5 oz. cans chicken broth or more, if needed 1 pound corn, thawed if frozen or drained if canned 2-3 cups cooked chicken, chopped (deli chicken is good) 1 10.5 oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup 1 ⁄2 cup orzo 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 1 cup milk 11⁄2 tablespoons flour Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in soup pot and add mushrooms and onions, and cook over medium high heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, corn, chicken, soup, orzo and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook until orzo is tender, about 10 minutes. Stir together milk and flour in a small bowl; gradually stir into chowder and cook until hot throughout.

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Join a weekly intercessory prayer time from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday evening. Each session begins with a time of worship followed by intercession. Pray America is meeting in the contemporary worship space of Armstrong Chapel. For more information contact Sue Heffelfinger (513) 527-4639. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is again offering its Divorce Care program to the community and making three additional support groups available too. The following divorce-related programs are offered at the church, 5125 Drake Road in

Indian Hill. Divorce Care for Kids, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 209. This 13-week session is for children ages 5-12 years. Divorce Care for Teens, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the “L” youth facility. This 13-week session is for students grades 6-12. Divorce Care, for individuals who are separated or divorced, is Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. It’s a 13-week session and there is no charge. Grief Share, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. This 13-week program will help participants understand the grieving process and offers them resources for rebuilding their lives.

Each group is open to the public, there is no registration fee and interested individuals may join a group at any time. For more information, call the church office at 561-4220. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220.

Ascension Lutheran Church

Worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:45 a.m. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288.

Bethel Baptist Temple

Sunday School is 10 a.m.; Sunday worship is 11 a.m. The church offers AWANA children’s Bible

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. clubs during the school year at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for children ages 2 through sixth-grade. The program returns Wednesday, Jan. 9, with “Snowball Night.” Contact the church for information. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township;

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Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM


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

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

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith


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

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

Community Lighthouse Church of God

Sunday services are 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday service is 7 p.m. The church is at 4305 Sycamore Road, Sycamore Township; 984-5044.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service is 11 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6 p.m. Wednesday service is 7 p.m. Master Clubs are 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church uses the King James Bible, sings traditional hymns and conservative music. Sunday School classes are available for all ages. A well-staffed nursery is provided for each service. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344.

Village Church of Mariemont

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Concert organist Sean Jackson will perform in a recital presented by Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St. (Fourth & Sycamore), downtown Cincinnati, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. The concert is part of a series offered by the cathedral on third Sundays October through May. The Cincinnati chapter of the American Guild of Organists is a co-sponsor. Both an organist and pianist, Jackson is considered one of Barbados’ most distinguished classical musicians. He has performed internationally both as a soloist and accompanist in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Germany, Taiwan, China, Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. Jackson left Barbados to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal College of Music, London, and graduated in 2004 from the Juilliard School, New York, where he received his doctorate and master of music degrees. He has performed with the Juilliard Symphony at Alice Tully Hall and at the Lincoln Center. He has performed as guest organist with the New York Youth Symphony in Carnegie Hall, as well as performed a solo concert at the Washington National Cathedral. Jackson serves as organist and

All-church Lenten study (six weeks) starts Feb. 10. Call the church for details. Men’s basketball plays every Thursday night (7 p.m.). Weekday Children’s Activities – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.). Afternoon session is available on Tuesday. Register on-line at Group discussion on “Half the Sky – Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sherryl WuDunn at 10 a.m. Jan. 28 or 7 p.m. Jan 31. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242; 791-3142.

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The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays.


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

Brecon United Methodist Church

8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Deeper Living: Deep Joy"


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

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Join Pastor Mike Brewer and friends in reading through the New Testament in 2013. One chapter each weekday from Matthew 1 to Revelation 22 in one year. A day-by-day guide is available at church. God Squad, the youth group, is meeting regularly now and planning new events. Youth in grades seven to 12 are invited to attend. The Sewing Group meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of every month. Sunday School classes (Bible 101 and the Thoughtful Christian) meet at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Jacob’s Ladder is the theme for Sunday School (pre-K through 12th grade); these classes are held after the children’s sermon in the worship service. The BAPC Bowling Group will be meeting on every Thursday at 9:45 a.m. at Crossgate Lanes. Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. Sunday sermons are recorded and available on the website. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153l

Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

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French fete


The French-American Business Alliance of the EuropeanAmerican Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual gala Nov. 15 at the Glendale Lyceum to celebrate the organization’s 11th anniversary and success with bridging international business and cultural relations between Greater Cincinnati and France. 175 business executives gathered to enjoy the premiere of the 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau wine and feast on a buffet of traditional French delicacies. The presenting sponsors for the event were CFM, Frost Brown Todd and Lee Knose & Co.

Pinney appointed chairman

John B. Pinney of Hyde Park was recently appointed as chairman of the Federal Courts and Practice Committee. Pinney is a partner in the Cincinnati firm of Graydon Head, where he is the senior trial lawyer in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Client Service Department and chair of the International Practice Group. Pinney graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in economics. He went on to receive his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.

Board members of the French-American Business Alliance of the European American Chamber of Commerce, from left: Anne Cappel (Montgomery), Paul Berg (Mount Lookout), Peggy Godar (Columbia Tusculum), Mike Daly (North Avondale), Catherine Far (Evendale), Bob Anning (Hyde Park), Steve Hirschberg (Pleasant Ridge), Richard La Jeunesse (Oakley) and Paul Minbiole (Hyde Park). PROVIDED

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Berwick Ave.: Archbishop Of Cincinnati Tr to Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori The; $440,000. 5971 Woodland Lane: Universal Guaranty Life Insurance Co. to Southwestern Ohio Capital Holdings Corp; $500,000 .

COLUMBIA TUSCULUM 3454 Golden Ave.: Fitzgerald Erin M. & Michael E. to Fitzgerald Thomas & Jodie W.; $60,000.


11 Corbin Drive: Daoud Ingrid M. Tr to Gockerman Peter M.; $1,100,000. 2890 Ziegle Ave.: Broghamer Amy M. & Steven D. Habegger to Severini Michael; $350,000. 3534 Michigan Ave.: Bucher Barry F. & Colleen M. to Hoppe Galina & Michael; $322,500. 4120 Allendale Drive: Steelhead Properties LLC@3 to Zaghloul Susan S.; $390,000.

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


5104 Kenwood Road: Brooks William to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $34,000. 5807 Bramble Ave.: Douglas Barbara A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $30,000. 6501 Merwin Ave.: Dykstra Ross to Evans Timothy J.; $88,500. 6644 Haley Ave.: Woodworth Victoria L. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $60,000.


3600 Cachepit Way: Liebert Leigh to Roblyer Giles M. & Meredith A.; $550,000. 3748 Indianview Ave.: Hippe Gordon & Jill to Bank Of America NA; $270,000. 7018 Hiawatha Ave.: Weeks Erin

M. to Anning John; $293,000.


1331 Custer St.: Lange Jeffrey L. to Mccune Kyle C. & Jenifer A.; $288,700. 1334 Suncrest Drive: Schatz Brett A. & Elizabeth A. to Gutsche Markus & Iva Cornelia Blackman; $385,000.


3541 Kroger Ave.: Haury Charles A. & Shannon L. to Mock Chris J.; $212,000.


2712 Willard Ave.: Parr Michael J. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $82,000. 2728 Alberts Court: Bauer Doris M. to Moskin Holdings Plus LLC; $85,000. 2866 Markbreit Ave.: U.S. Bank National Association Tr to Lauck Investments LLC; $120,100.

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Lou & Cherita Davis would like to announce their son’s wedding on Sept. 29th in Atlanta, GA. Louis C. Davis IV and Erin Winters were joined in marriage in Holy matrimony. The couple lives in Atlanta. The bride’s parents are Rita & Bill Winters from Alabama.

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Curtis Tys Carter, born 1973, possession of drugs, 5050 Whetsel Ave., Dec. 14. Keith Smith, born 1991, possession of drugs, 4602 Erie Ave., Dec. 14. Matthew Davenport, born 1989, possession of drugs, 5020

Whetsel Ave., Dec. 14. Christopher A. Brown, born 1994, after hours in park, 5060 Observatory Circle, Dec. 15. Edward R. Broun, born 1992, after hours in park, 5000 Observatory Circle, Dec. 16. Ian Altenau, born 1992, after hours in park, possession of drugs, 5000 Observatory Circle, Dec. 16.

Open House ST. VINCENT FERRER SCHOOL January 27, 2013 12:00 – 1:30

Saint Vincent Ferrer is a K-8 school offering academic excellence in a faith-based environment. We are blessed with a talented, dedicated and highly qualified staff that utilizes our excellent facility to help all of our students grow spiritually, academically and emotionally. Curriculum includes: Music, Art, Physical Education, computer, French and numerous field trips. Extracurricular opportunities include: athletics, student government, Electives, drama, school newspaper, and student television. Enrichment based Extended Day program and financial aid available. Please join us on January 27th Contact Mr. Alpiger, principal at 791-6320 or ST. Vincent Ferrer School 7754 Montgomery Road Kenwood, Ohio 45236 513-791-6320

Maxwell Altenau, born 1993, after hours in park, 5000 Observatory Circle, Dec. 16. John D. Back, born 1984, disorderly conduct, 2910 Wasson Road, Dec. 16. Brian Jara Johnson, born 1971, assault, having a weapon under disability, 4194 Homer Ave., Dec. 17. Devin Jermaine Miller, born 1972, failure to confine or leash vicious dog, 6238 Chandler St., Dec. 18. Brian M. Gregory, born 1983, theft under $300, 829 Wakefield Drive, Dec. 18. Lawrence Marshall, born 1976, drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, trafficking, 3410 Cardiff Ave., Dec. 18. Michelle Triggs, born 1958, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 18. Shawn T. Ross, born 1982, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 18. Armad Lane, born 1984, assault, domestic violence, 5564 Bosworth Place, Dec. 18. Jammell Howard, born 1966, possession of an open flask, 5812 Madison Road, Dec. 19. Charissa Baldock, born 1988, theft under $300, 3760 Paxton Ave., Dec. 19. Nugent Tyra, born 1973, domestic violence, 3295 Erie Ave., Dec. 21. Jackie L. Fields, born 1957, larceny, 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 21. Dustin Jay Murphy, born 1983, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 22. Aaron Howard, born 1976,

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. Paul Broxterman, District 2 commander, 979-4440 » Columbia Township, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 683-3444 » Fairfax, Rick Patterson, chief, 271-7250 » Mariemont, Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089 » Terrace Park, Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280.

robbery, 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 24. Kevin O. Palmer, born 1965, domestic violence, 6208 Prentice St., Dec. 26. Johnny L. Gabbard, born 1969, possession of drug abuse instruments, 4777 Red Bank Road, Dec. 27. Tony Spicer, born 1982, obstructing official business, 4367 Eastern Ave., Dec. 28. Rahiym Allah, born 1944, criminal trespassing, 2808 Grandin Hollow Lane, Dec. 29. Venica R. Malone, born 1972, misuse of credit card, credit card theft, 6020 Dahlgren St., Dec. 29. Jennifer Hass, born 1979, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 29. Sami W. Mneimne, born 1985, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 29. Carl James Leggett, born 1983, theft under $300, 4205 Red Bank Road, Dec. 30.


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Incidents/investigations Aggravated armed robbery Aggravated armed robbery, 6104 Montgomery Road, Dec. 18. 822 Delta Ave., Dec. 24. 6824 Vinewood Ave., Dec. 14. Aggravated robbery 429 Collins Ave., Dec. 27. Assault 6768 Bramble Ave., Dec. 14. 6011 Madison Road, Dec. 16. 3730 Anioton Court, Dec. 27. Breaking and entering 5648 Ridge Ave., Dec. 18. 5438 Madison Road, Dec. 20. 6410 Madison Road, Dec. 25. 4533 Whetsel Ave., Dec. 26. Burglary 2910 Douglas Terrace, Dec. 14. 6102 Montgomery Road, Dec. 16. 6012 Elbrook Ave., Dec. 17. 6236 Fairhurst Ave., Dec. 18. 4267 Eastern Ave., Dec. 19. 2712 Woodburn Ave., Dec. 19. 6124 Conover St., Dec. 23. 2627 Ashland Ave., Dec. 24. 1826 William Howard Taft Road, Dec. 27. Criminal damaging/endangering 3520 Erie Ave., Dec. 14. 5915 Ridge Ave., Dec. 14. 1351 Cryer Ave., Dec. 19. Criminal mischief 4540 Steel Place, Dec. 17. Domestic violence Reported on Erie Avenue, Dec. 20. Felonious assault 5116 Ward St., Dec. 15. 3730 Anioton Court, Dec. 27. Improperly discharging firearm at/into habitation/school 5822 Chandler St., Dec. 19. Rape Reported on Merwin Avenue, Dec. 18. Robbery 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 24. Theft 3872 Paxton Ave., Dec. 14. 4224 Appleton St., Dec. 14. 6134 Webbland Place, Dec. 14. 4150 Eastern Ave., Dec. 15.

3437 Michigan Ave., Dec. 15. 4107 Homer Ave., Dec. 15. 3313 Observatory Ave., Dec. 15. 3190 Woodford Road, Dec. 15. 2837 Hyde Park Place, Dec. 17. 3574 Monteith Ave., Dec. 17. 4450 Erie Ave., Dec. 17. 3215 Brotherton Road, Dec. 17. 4949 Ridge Ave., Dec. 17. 829 Wakefield Drive, Dec. 18. 3760 Paxton Ave., Dec. 18. 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 18. 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 18. 2913 Victoria Ave., Dec. 19. 2924 Victoria Ave., Dec. 19. 4724 Winona Terrace, Dec. 19. 3224 Lookout Drive, Dec. 19. 3760 Paxton Ave., Dec. 19. 2488 Madison Road, Dec. 19. 4124 Maple Drive, Dec. 20. 4598 Eastern Ave., Dec. 20. 4724 Winona Terrace, Dec. 20. 4760 Red Bank Road, Dec. 20. 5016 Ebersole Ave., Dec. 20. 3190 Woodford Road, Dec. 20. 3664 Burch Ave., Dec. 21. 3150 Woodford Road, Dec. 21. 4618 Eastern Ave., Dec. 22. 1339 Park Ridge Place, Dec. 22. 702 Tweed Ave., Dec. 22. 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 22. 6114 Webbland Place, Dec. 22. 3727 Madison Road, Dec. 23. 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 23. 6011 Grand Vista Ave., Dec. 23. 6140 Grand Vista Ave., Dec. 23. 2145 Madison Road, Dec. 24. 4761 Madison Road, Dec. 24. 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 24. 4707 Ward St., Dec. 25. 4716 Simpson Ave., Dec. 25. 2632 Briarcliff Ave., Dec. 25. 2900 Losantiville Ave., Dec. 25. 3872 Paxton Ave., Dec. 26. 4700 Marburg Ave., Dec. 27. 2777 Losantiville Ave., Dec. 27. Violation of a protection order/consent agreement 3149 Lookout Circle, Dec. 20. 3874 Paxton Ave., Dec. 22.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Karen Johnson, 54, 6410 Hammer Ave., theft at 5245 Ridge Road, Dec. 8. Keion Robinson, 21, 6107 Chandler Street, possession of marijuana at 5050 Madison Road, Dec. 11.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Lock mechanism taken from front door; nothing taken. at 6826 Buckingham Place, Dec. 5. Misuse of credit card Debit card/credit card number used to make an unauthorized purchase at a Texas credit card at 5500 Monardi Circle, Dec. 6. Theft Purse taken from car in parking lot at 3400 Highland Ave, Dec. 6. Taxicab driver was not paid for a $49 cab ride. at 6931 Bramble Ave., Dec. 5.

FAIRFAX LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with of provisions the State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entian satisfy to tled owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location (s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday 1/21/13 at 1PM 2950 Robertson Ave., Cincinnati, Oh 45209 513-631-0290 James Poor 200 Single Tree Dr Cleves, OH 45209 Appliances Richard Sparks 4218 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209 Goods, Household Business Paperwork, Books/Magazines Richard Sparks 4218 Marburg Ave., Cin45209 OH cinnati, Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Sporting Goods, Tools, Appliances, TV’s or Stereo Equip., Office Furniture, Office Machines/Equip.

Arrests/citations Brian Dusold, 27, 6823 Summit Lake Drive, forgery, criminal tools, Dec. 14. Glenda C. Ellis, 24, 2258 Salvador St., driving under suspension, Dec. 14. Patricia Brumfield, 20, 3832 Waterson, leaving the scene, Dec. 15. Darryl Shelton, 48, 3269 Gilbert Ave., driving under suspension, Dec. 15. Jerry Bailey, 35, 2588 Riverside Drive #1, theft, Dec. 16.

Incidents/investigations Fairfax police received no reports of incidents and conducted no investigations.

MARIEMONT Arrests/citations James Gerdsen, 36, 3605 Moundway, domestic violence, Dec. 11. Ken Stultz, 49, 1102 Flick Lane, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Dec. 17. Eugene Warner, 54, 2457 Straight St., driving under influence, Dec. 20.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Moundway, Dec. 11.

TERRACE PARK Arrests/citations Terrace Park police made no arrests and issued no citations.

Incidents/investigations Disturbance At 3 Apple Lane, Dec. 15.