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While renovating parts of Terrace Park Elementary, construction crews found a full page of an old newspaper tucked inside the walls of the original school.

Wait and see The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council will take a wait and see approach to public housing in the area. Last month, a number of residents had expressed concerns the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority was buying several properties in the area. Representatives from the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority met with the residents during a recent Hyde Park Neighborhood Council meeting. See story, A2

Super excited New Oakley Community Council member Brandon Reynolds plans to clean up the town. Literally. Last year Reynolds spearheaded the community’s Great American Cleanup. Not only does he plan to continue his involvement with this endeavor, but he also wants to focus on community engagement. “I’m super excited about where the neighborhood is (headed) right now,” said Reynolds, 27. “I think our neighborhood is in a good position to grow and thrive.” See story, A2



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Columbia Twp. is close to new deal By Rob Dowdy

COLUMBIA TWP. — Officials in Columbia Township expect to begin their working relationship with the Hamilton County Development Corp. in the coming weeks. During the Jan. 10 Columbia Township trustees meeting, trustees conducted the first reading of a resolution to contract with the corporation for help in re-developing business corridors in the township. The contract will cost Columbia Township taxpayers $25,000. Hamilton County Development Corp. Vice President Harry Blanton provided the township

with a scope of services under the contract, which include pursuing strategic goals in business districts, promotion of the township to prosLemon pective businesses, advocate or administer tax incentive programs to pursue new business and keeping an inventory of available development sites for potential new businesses. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the scope of services provided won’t necessarily be what the township asks the group to accomplish. He said

The intersection at Ridge and Highland roads in Columbia Township is the focus of a new contract between the township and Hamilton County Development Corporation, which will work to re-develop the area. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS once trustees vote on the resolution during their Tuesday, Feb. 14, meeting the township will work on specific program. While the corporation is contracting to work on bringing development to the entirety of Columbia Township, Lemon said the “primary focus” will be in the Ridge and Highland avenue area. He said the contract is on a

monthly basis, so the township could move on if the results don’t match the goals. “We can withdraw at anytime,” Lemon said. Blanton said the Hamilton County Development Corp. has worked with the township in the past, conducting feasibility studies as part of the township’s previous strategic plan.

Mt. Lookout resident Blaine Booher takes a picture from the Heekin overlook at Ault Park as the sun rises over the Ohio River valley. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

First round pick Anderson Township native Austin Berry had been waiting for the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. For months, it was speculated that Berry, 23, a defender from the University of Louisville, would be a first-round pick. The guessing games as to where Berry would land ended Thursday, Jan. 12, when the Chicago Fire took the Summit Country Day graduate with ninth overall selection. See story, A6

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Sunrise project continues to shine By Lisa Wakeland

While some people are getting ready for work or still in bed Blaine Booher is usually biking to an area park with his coffee and camera to wait for the sun to rise. Booher started the Ault Park Sunrise project last spring and aimed to photograph 40 sunrises at Ault and Alms parks. And as of mid-January, the Mt. Lookout resident has blown past his initial goals and gained a steady following on social media sites. “The further toward 40 days I realized there was a lot more than this little part of the park,” he said, referencing the Heekin Overlook at Ault Park, just south of the pavilion, one of his favorite spots. “Once I hit 40 … it was working really well for me and I was having a good time and felt like I couldn’t find a reason to stop.” So Booher, 26, kept riding and the more time he spent in area parks the more it piqued his interest in local history. He began noticing old foun-

This is a photo Blaine Booher took for his Ault Park Sunrise project. His original goal was 40 sunrises. This is sunrise 136. THANKS TO BLAINE BOOHER tains or Victorian-era gaslights and discovered remnants of vineyards or wine cellars. “There’s a story about this area that happened about a 100 years ago and the pieces are all over,” he said “There are a lot of things that if you put effort into exploring them you’re really the first resource of original content.” Booher still heads to the east side parks a few times a week, but has also set out to explore downtown, Eden Park in Mt. Ad-

ams and few other areas. He estimates 200 people view his sunrise photos in any given week, and said he recently met a man who told Booher he learned about the vineyards at Ault and Alms parks from his website, “My main demographic is people with families, usually older than me, and who are already interested in the history of the city,” he said. “Those are the kind of people that really resonate with it be-

cause they understand at a deeper level why I’m doing it.” As he pedals forward with the project – now closing in on 150 sunrises – Booher is on a new quest to find the perfect tree. He said he’s always been fascinated with the silhouettes of trees and winter is the best time to observe the structure and different branching patterns. “(Winter) exposes the organic structure of the tree, and if I can find the perfect tree it’d be really nice to capture it against different kinds of atmospheric backgrounds,” He’s also been working toward making the sunrise project a collaborative website where others can submit photos of sunrises around the world. He’s received submissions from Australia, Estonia, South Carolina and around Cincinnati. “There are sunrises everyday. Not all of them are great, but it’s fun to see what other people like about the sunrise,” he said. Visit to learn more, or find the project on Facebook or Twitter.



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More public housing coming to Hyde Park By Forrest Sellers

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housing in the area. Last month, a number of residents had expressed concerns the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority was buying several properties in the area. Representatives from the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority met with the residents during a recent Hyde Park Neighborhood Council meeting. “I thought it was a very productive meeting,” said Kelly Kramer, a senior communications coordinator with Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority. The Housing Authority has bought three buildings on Linwood Avenue that will consist of 12 two-bedroom units. It is also finalizing plans to buy a building in the 600 block of Torrence Parkway, which will consist of 10 onebedroom units, and a building on Ashworth Drive, which will include three units. “I didn’t feel all questions would be answered or all problems solved,” said Janet Buening, president of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council. “This (meeting) was a way to bring the residents and leadership of Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority together so they could meet and start a dialogue.” Buening said the two

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biggest concerns expressed by residents were the impact on property values and the screenBuening ing of tenants to insure safety. “I understand the need for public housing,” said Hyde Park resident Cris Hamant, who attended the meeting. “(However), my concerns aren’t alleviated.” Hamant said his most significant reservation has to do with safety. He said based on the criteria provided by the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority the only tenants who would be excluded are lifetime registered sex offenders and methamphetamine manufacturers. Kramer said these standards are set by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. “We have very stringent rules, but we evaluate applications on a case by case basis,” she said. Buening said council did not take a vote or position on the issue, adding that public housing does not violate any type of zoning regulation. “Anyone who wants to come into our community and be a good neighbor is welcome,” she said. “If there are problems we will act on those to the best of our ability.”

New council member loves to dive right into Oakley’s issues By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — New Oakley Community Council member Brandon Reynolds plans to clean up the town. Literally. Last year Reynolds spearheaded the community’s Great American Cleanup. Not only does he plan to continue his involvement with this endeavor, but he also wants to focus on community engagement. “I’m super excited about where the neighborhood is (headed) right now,” said Reynolds, 27. “I think our neighborhood is in a good position to grow and thrive.” Reynolds and his wife moved to Oakley in 2010. “When we were looking for houses we were looking for ‘neighborhood-feel’ places,” he said, describing them as places where residents can get to know their neighbors and easily walk to local businesses. Shortly after moving to the area, he received a welcome package with information on the Community Council. That is how his involvement with council began. Although his run for a Community Council position in 2010 was unsuccessful, his interest in the community remained undiminished. He asked council President Peter Draugelis how he could still remain involved with the community. Draugelis suggested the

Brandon Reynolds is the newest board member of the Oakley Community Council. He plans to focus on community engagement and building relations with the business district. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Great American Cleanup. “I was inspired by that,” said Reynolds. “Twenty people came out on a rainy Saturday and spent their morning picking up trash.” Douglas began serving on council in January. “I’m a big proponent of local businesses,” said Douglas, who is a mechanical engineer with General Electric. He said he is looking forward to the proposed Oakley Station development, but also wants to insure that it complements the local business district. Oakley Station is a proposed $120 million development that will include retail, residential and commercial components which will be located at the former Cincinnati Milacron site at Marburg and Ibsen avenues. Douglas is also a volunteer with the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, where he is a scuba diver for the manatee exhibit. He is also a tutor at the Evanston Academy.

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Allyn’s Cafe is set to re-open Jan. 20 Gannett News Service Allyn’s Cafe on Columbia Parkway is in the middle of transforming from a spicy-food and music dive to a more refined neighborhood restaurant and bar. The back room and restrooms have been re-done, the stairs have been moved and the bar expanded. They’ll be open with their new look and new menu on Friday, Jan 20. Among the changes: more New Orleans food on the menu, such as shrimp and crawfish etouffe and New Orleans barbecued shrimp, and less Mexican, though they’re keeping the quesadilla, the taco salad and the black bean quesadilla roll. Though Allyn’s was an

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Now that the new bar is open at the Precinct, Jeff Ruby is turning his attention to refurbishing the rest of the 30-year-old restaurant at the corner of Columbia Parkway and Delta Avenue in Columbia Tusculum. He is renovating the dining room, the lobby, and the kitchen, and it will mean shutting down the restaurant until the project done. The bar will remain open during that time, as long as it’s accessible through the lobby .

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Prospective dancers can attend a free class at Ballet Theatre Midwest during “Bring a Friend Week,” Monday, Jan. 23, to Saturday, Jan. 28. New students can attend a class for free and a class schedule is available online, The studio is located in Columbia Tusculum, 3833 Eastern Ave., and provides classical ballet training, creative dance for 3-4 year olds, jazz and musical theatre, adult ballet and Middle Eastern dance.

There will be a special Mariemont City School District Board of Education meeting at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, to discuss a retire and rehire for a staff member. The meeting is in the board offices at the junior high, 6743 Chestnut St. The regular February meeting has also been changed. It will be conducted 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave.

Allyn Raifstanger the owner of Allyns stand on the roof of his bar and cafe in Columbia Tusculum. The restaurant has been closed for remodeling but will reopen Jan. 20. ERNEST COLEMAN/STAFF

early bar to stock up on specialty beers, they’ve never had beer on tap. That will change with a new 12- tap

system for craft beers. Allyn’s is located at 3538 Columbia Parkway in Columbia Tusculum.

Oakley to evaluate committees By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — The Oakley Community Council is forming a focus group to evaluate its committees. “We need to take a look at the existing committees to see that they are still relevant,” said council President Peter Draugelis. “We want to make sure there aren’t any opportunities we are missing out on in the community. “We want to make sure there aren’t any gaps that should be addressed.” Draugelis said council

has 14 committees that address a variety of areas, including traffic, zoning, senior citizens and special events. “Depending on what the focus group determines, certain committees could be eliminated or new committees formed based on the findings of the focus group,” said Draugelis. Draugelis said details are still being worked out, and the time and location for the meetings is to be determined. He said the first meeting will likely be toward the end of the month.

He said the focus group is open to anyone who would like to be involved. If interested, contact Draugelis by sending an email to him via the council website at One of the Oakley committees, the Traffic, Pedestrian and Safety Committee, has been evaluating traffic and safety issues in the area. Specific dates for these meetings have yet to be determined.




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New Springer School and Center Board of Trustees members include Rick Blum, left, and Hyde Park resident Casey Jones.

Superintendent of Catholic Schools Jim Rigg talks with the students in Sue Sieber's first-grade class at Cardinal Pacelli. THANKS TO ALISA FISHER

Students visited by superintendent MT. LOOKOUT — When Jim Rigg took over as the new Superintendent of Catholic Schools on July 1, 2010, he set an ambitious goal for himself: visit all 113 Catholic elementary and high schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Rigg came one step closer to reaching that goal when he recently visited Cardinal Pacelli. With 11 schools remaining, he is optimistic that he'll soon reach his objective. Accompanied by Principal Kim Roy, Rigg spent the afternoon visiting classrooms, speaking with teachers and students, and learning about the education-

al program. In the hallway he met St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Gregory VII. The school's fifth-graders were dressed up like saints as part of a special project. In Tim Banker's social studies class he quizzed seventh-graders about the Declaration of Independence. Visiting schools is one of Rigg's favorite parts of the job. "Each school has its own personality," he said. "I was very impressed with Cardinal Pacelli School. Not only do the students seem very engaged in their learning, but there is an identifiable sense of warmth and hospitality

surrounding the school. It was an absolute pleasure to spend the afternoon visiting with the community." Since taking the helm of the nation's eighth largest Catholic school system Rigg has been busy. He initiated a strategic planning and visioning effort called "Lighting the Way." The first part of the report was released last October and contains details about demographics, enrollment, and finance. The process is expected to be completed by the fall of 2012.

Springer School announces new board officers Springer School and Center recently announced its Board of Trustees for the 2011-2012 school year. Raymond F. Cooper II, president of Myers Y. Cooper Co., returns for his second year as board president. Hyde Park resident Sean McGrory, CFO for Miller Valentine Group, will also retain his position as vice president. Mt. Lookout resident Matthew Blickensderfer, of Frost Brown Todd, LLC, has been named treasurer, and Board Secretary Nicholas Spadaccini, regional vice president for American Beacon Advisors, continues in his role. Two new members join the Board of Trustees this year. Casey D. Jones of Hyde Park is a principal in the Capital Strategies Group at Fifth Third Bank with a particular focus in advisory work for healthcare companies and financial sponsor groups.

He serves on advisory boards for several community and educational organizations including The Future, a young professionals group supporting the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the Niehoff Lecture Series at the Mercantile Library, and he is an executive mentor at the Williams School of Business at Xavier University. New board member Richard J. Blum is a former president of Springer’s board (1999-2001) and an alumni parent. Recently retired from his role as president and CEO of CECO, Blum is turning his attention to service on several corporate and community boards. In addition to serving on Springer’s board from 1993 to 2002, Blum has been director and board chair for Ursuline Academy and advisory board member for The Hamilton Caster Co.

Summit wins the WorldQuest competition HYDE PARK — A team of four Summit Country Day students recently won the Academic WorldQuest competition sponsored by Greater Cincinnati’s World Affairs Council for the second year in a row. Junior Adam Chow, Montgomery; and seniors Brian Rouillard, Loveland; Mark Samaan, Hyde Park; and Ty Wahlbrink, Pierce Township; will represent

the Cincinnati region in the National Academic WorldQuest competition in Washington D.C. in April. Each of the Chow four students won a $200 prize plus an all-expense paid trip with Spanish Teacher Monica Desch


and French Teacher Mary Jean Feldhaus to the national event. Mark and Brian were on the winning regional team last year which competed

in Washington. This was the eighth year The


St. Ursula Villa salutes Geography Bee Champion Cam Haynes, center, of Anderson Township; and runners-up Beau Rootring, left, and Trent Michel, both of Hyde Park. THANKS TO MARTA RUNNELS

Summit has sent a team to the regional WorldQuest competition. Sponsored by the World Affairs Councils of AmerSamaan ica, Academic WorldQuest is held in 40 U.S. cities. Participating high schools se-


lect four-person teams. Competitors test their knowledge of international affairs, geography, history and current events.

The Seven Hills School in top five MADISONVILLE — For the fourth year in a row, Gerber Analytics has named The Seven Hills School one of Ohio's top five Academic Champions. The Seven Hills School achieved the highest performance rating among ranked Cincinnati-area schools. The school also is the only co-educational program in the state to earn the Academic Champion honor four years in a row. The annual Gerber Analytics study identifies the best schools in Ohio based on each school's performance on the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT). The OGT evaluates the performance of high school students in the areas of math, reading, social studies, science and writing. The Ohio Department of Education administers the OGT to 10th grade students in all 1,017 schools in the state.

Gerber Analytics calculates the percentage of students who score "Proficient" or better at each school and ranks the topperforming schools. This year, just 84 schools, or 8.2 percent of the schools in Ohio, had at least 91 percent of their 10th grade students pass the test. At The Seven Hills School, 100 percent of the students passed all five subject-area tests, the highest proficiency rate in Cincinnati. Overall, 96 percent of students scored "Accelerated" or "Advanced" on all five of the subject tests, and The Seven Hills School was cited for excellence in nine of the10 performance categories. The Seven Hills School achieved a PIS of 116.1, the third highest score in the state of Ohio and the highest in Cincinnati.



Mariemont schools approve tax budget By Lisa Wakeland

The Mariemont City School District expects to receive nearly $20.3 million dollars in the next fiscal year. The Board of Education recently adopted the tax budget for the 2013 fiscal year, which runs from July 2012 to June 2013. The revenue projections are based on the school district’s five-year forecast and is meant to show the Hamilton County auditor the overall spending plan, Treasurer Natalie Lucas said at a recent meeting. The Mariemont City

Lower property values in the four communities that comprise the Mariemont City School District have impacted the district's budget, though not as much as other neighboring school districts. FILE PHOTO School District receives about 72 percent of its revenue from property taxes,

Students are invited to design a logo The Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition is inviting seventh- through12th-grade students to compete in the Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration logo design contest, which will be used for the 42nd Earth Day Celebration at Sawyer Point on April 21. The Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration is a Tristate event that inspires awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment, while showcasing individuals and organizations that protect and promote the natural beauty of our region. Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky sevenththrough12th-grade students may submit their Earth day inspired logo designs, for a chance to win more than

$100 in prizes and publicity. The winning design will appear on the event website, T-shirts, social media, posters and other promotional materials. There are no color or design limitations, however, each entry should be an original piece of artwork and be submitted by Tuesday, Feb. 1. Entries should be submitted in two forms, a hard copy on 8 ½ x 11 paper mailed to the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition, 4015 Executive Park Drive, Suite 300, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241 and a electronic copy submitted as a .jpeg emailed

and the district has been affected by the declining valuations across Hamilton

County. “Obviously, there is a drop in property value, which has happened everywhere,” Superintendent Paul Imhoff said. “Ours is less (than neighboring school districts) on a percentage basis.” Some of the decline can be attributed to lower property values in the four communities in the school district – Terrace Park, Columbia Township, Fairfax and Mariemont – but another reason for the revenue reduction is the jump in amount of property value exempt from taxes, Lucas said. These can include schools, churches, fire stations, hospitals and similar


Performed by five of Broadway's most acclaimed singers including Goldrainer Cincinnati natives Ron Bohmer and Carter Calvert, this show is a fun evening of Broadway's best. Goldrainer performed "Seasons of Love" from Rent on stage. Goldrainer has been seen and heard perform-

2010. Because values declined shortly after the levy was passed, the millage can’t be adjusted higher to make up for the lost revenue, Imhoff explained, and that isn’t as much of a problem with older tax levies. “We haven’t lost that money forever,” he said. “We’ve lost it for a period of time.” Lucas added that they will start working on a new five-year forecast soon and will fine tune appropriations at that time.


St. Mary School has elected its Jr. High 2011-2012 Student Council. Students serving are: President- Allie Berding; Vice-President-Quinn Petre; Secretary-Grace Hellmann; Treasurer-Nick Pompelia; Public Relations-Emma Krug; Grade 8 representatives- Mary Keegan Berger and Georgia Bridgers; grade seven representatives: Michael Cleary, Jack Doyle, Megan Rice and Jack Sherlock; Grade six representatives: Jack Berding, Claudia Como, Kate Juliani, Charlie Krug, Leo Magoto, Cate Marx, Will Osterman and Caitlin Stewart. Student Council is responsible for organizing community service activities, serving as leaders for school projects, and setting an example of kindness and compassion to the student body. Pictured with the Student Council representatives are Principal Marianne Rosemond, The Rev. Ken Schartz, and teacher moderator Sean Laudeman. THANKS TO BETH MOCK

St. Ursula senior wins contest WALNUT HILLS — St. Ursula Academy senior Sarah Goldrainer recently won the opportunity to sing with five Broadway stars at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Goldrainer was chosen to perform after submitting a singing performance to the Neil Berg's Singing with the Broadway Stars contest. Neil Berg's 101 Years of Broadway is a sequel to the popular 100 Years of Broadway that played the Aronoff Center in 2009.

institutions, she said. From 2010 to 2011, exempt valuation has jumped more than $5 million, according to a property valuation history report from the school district. “We will try to figure out how valuations affect us when they go down,” Lucas said. “This is a new experience for us.” New construction in the school district, such as the condominiums on Madisonville Road in Mariemont, has helped offset some of the decline in property value, Imhoff said. Lower property values mean there is less money for the school district to collect from an operating levy voter approved in

ing at Theatre Xavier. She was in the "Cats" chorus, which was nominated for and and won Cappie Awards for Best Song and Best Musical. She was next seen in the "Fifth Sun", and then as Ma Strong in "Urinetown.” Last year Sarah performed the lead role of Toffee in "Zombie Prom" and most recently in the lead role of Christine Daaé in "The Phantom of the Opera," for which she received a Cappie nomination for Lead Actress

in a Musical. Over the summer Ms. Goldrainer attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg for a six week Pre-College program in Musical Theatre. She plans on pursuing musical theatre in college. Goldrainer's winning entry was recorded during her performance of Christine Daae in “The Phantom of the Opera” at Theatre Xavier earlier in the year. Go to to watch.


Local business gives to Mariemont schools Jon Saylor, president of JS Gold & Coin, recently established the JS Foundation as a vehicle to give back to the local community, and presented a $500 check to the Mariemont School Foundation. Saylor explained his support for the school. “We are so fortunate to live in a country that provides funding for good public schools. But with the recent budget shortfalls (for state and federal funding of schools), it feels like now

is the right time to support school initiatives. It’s a way of investing in our community’s children and helping the dedicated parents behind those initiatives.” The JS Foundation is completely funded by JS Gold & Coin and has an overall goal of improving lives. “Cincinnati has been really great to our business and this is our way to give back,” said Saylor.



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Fire take SCD’s Berry 9th in MLS draft By Nick Dudukovich

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Anderson Township native Austin Berry had been waiting for the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. For months, it was speculated that Berry, 23, a defender from the University of Louisville, would be a first-round pick. The guessing games as to where Berry would land ended Thursday, Jan. 12, when the Chicago Fire took the Summit Country Day graduate with ninth overall selection. “It feels great,” Berry said. “I’m really excited. It’s something I’ve been looking forward to and waiting for, for a while. It’s just nice to get this over with and see where I’m going.” Berry has a history Fire, having played with the squad’s Premier Development League team in 2010.

Summit graduate Austin Berry, right, joins Silver Knights' head coach Barnard Baker after being drafted by the Chicago Fire with the ninth pick of the MLS SuperDraft in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 12. THANKS TO NANCY BERLIER When it was time for the Fire to draft, Berry thought that he might hear his name called. Despite his suspicions, he said he was still surprised. “Nobody really knew where

The video screen at the MLS SuperDraft in Kansas City, Mo. with Summit graduate Austin Berry front and center after being drafted ninth overall by the Chicago Fire, Jan. 12. THANKS TO BARNARD BAKER they were going coming into the day,” Berry said. “But I had a good meeting with them during the combine…it was a great fit.” Berry, a 2007 graduate of Sum-

mit, earned third-team National Soccer Coaches Association of America honors for his play at Louisville in early December. Summit soccer coach Barnard

Baker, who attended the draft, was proud to see his former player drafted. “It’s really surreal,” Baker said. “It couldn’t have happened to a better kid.” Baker added that Berry’s dedication to the game made the pro level an attainable goal. “Austin got to where he needs to be because of Austin,” Baker said. “He has worked so hard…” In the days leading up to the draft, Berry competed in the MLS combine, where he said he played well. Berry said he will travel to Chicago next week to take a physical and meet with Fire officials. He’ll then head to Florida to participate in preseason camp before the Fire open the regular season against Montreal, March 17. “I’m looking forward to the next couple of months…and being part of the Fire,” he said.

Williams the center of attention at Withrow By Scott Springer

HYDE PARK — Being in the same league as defending state champion Taft is no easy task, but coach Tyrone Gibert’s Withrow Tigers have answered the early bell. Withrow was undefeated in December, including three games in the Motor City RoundWilliams ball Classic outside of Detroit, and didn’t lose until the new year began to Westerville North. “We’re playing pretty good,” Gibert said. “We lost a two o’clock game (Jan. 7).” Coming off a season that saw the Tigers (18-6) make a deep run in the tournament with some talented seniors, Gibert actually sounds more “bullish” on this year’s squad featuring several new additions to the starting lineup. “This group is a more focused group than last year,” Gibert said. “This is a team. There’s no selfishness. It’s a total team this year.” Though the teamwork may be there, there’s no debate who the main attraction is. At nearly 6-8, junior Devin Williams is averaging around 21 points and 13 rebounds a game. While not as dominating as Taft’s Adolphus Washington (24 ppg and 17 rebounds), the junior is a basketball-only prospect that has attracted suitors from all over the country. “Everything we do goes through him,” Gibert said. Last season, Aaron Thomas was Withrow’s goto guy who eventually went on to Florida State. However, the Division I schools were already in on Williams as a sophomore, so the bespectacled big man is

Summit's Kevin Johnson (3) helped the Silver Knights off to an 11-0 start this season while averaging 15.7 points per game. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Left, senior Rozelle Nix and junior Devin Williams are a presence in the post for coach Tyrone Gibert's Withrow Tigers. Nix is 6-10 and 285, while Williams is nearly 6-8 and is one of the more highly sought after DI recruits in the area. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS accustomed to the game. “Devin’s great,” Gibert said. “It’s just the people that sometimes gravitate to him. He just needs to learn how to handle that everybody wants something. That’s what we’re going through now.” On the floor, Williams has developed more physically and is secure in his role. “Last year, everyone was trying to prove who was the top dog on the team,” Gibert said. “This year, he knows he is. That makes things so much better. The rest of the team knows he’s the top player on the team. He’s playing well, and the guys around him are playing well also. He’s a man. He’s our first and second option.” The options become easier when senior teammate Rozelle Nix is on the court. As if Williams wasn’t enough, Nix adds a 6-10, 285-pound frame to the Tiger offensive sets. Though a role player, the behemoth is effective in spurts and shoots 72 percent from the field. “Devin loves when he’s in the game,” Gibert said. “He’s a force when he’s in there.” The list of schools recruiting Williams is a virtual who’s who in Division I. Many saw him last year and four major colleges made contact just last

week. “It’s still wide open,” Gibert said. “UCLA’s coming back out. It’s their third time. USC, Arkansas just came in last week. Xavier’s on him too. Xavier’s really on him. Wisconsin too.” Supplementing Williams is junior guard Tim Coleman. Like many, he had to bide his time on the bench until his time arrived. “In Detroit, he really put his self on the map,” Gibert said. Coleman and Hamilton transfer Corey Wise combine to give Withrow nearly 18 points per game. The “new kid on the block” Wise is settling in nicely. “Lately, he’s been coming on,” Gibert said. “Nice kid. Great addition to the program.” Gibert also points out the shooting of Damon Gooch. Along with Tyler Jordan, Erron Nichols, Teyonte Robertson and Kendall Beamon, Gibert has a nine-man rotation that he hopes can eventually take down the defending champ Senators this winter. “They’re still the champs until someone knocks them off,” Gibert said. After the Jan. 16 tilt at Taft, the Tigers host the Senators in a rematch Feb. 10.

Johnson at forefront for Silver Knights By Nick Dudukovich

HYDE PARK — It didn’t

take long for Summit Country Day School head basketball coach Michael Bradley to see potential in Kevin Johnson. During SCD’s first open gym last season, Bradley knew Johnson, then a sophomore, had Division I college talent. And as the season progressed, Johnson, a resident of Westwood, lived up to expectations. He was instrumental in helping Summit win a Division III district title while also pushing eventual state champion Taft to the limit in the regional finals. Now a year older, Johnson has the Silver Knights off to a 11-0 start, while averaging 15.7 points and 8.7 (through Dec. 31) rebounds per game. “As a 15-year-old sophomore, he had a long way to go, but the talent in him was obvious,” Bradley said. “And in the year and half or so I’ve been around him, he’s improved immensely. He’s clearly a Division I caliber player. And now it just depends on how high a level he’ll be able to compete at.” The 6-2 guard put in long hours over the summer to improve his game. He even did five

CATCHING UP WITH KJ » University of Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin was at Summit Jan. 10 scouting Kevin Johnson. Johnson said he’s played in a tournament as a member of the Ohio Basketball Club, an AAU team, where coaches such Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Kentucky’s John Calipari and Ohio State’s Thad Matta have been in attendance. » Johnson said the toughest defender he’s gone up against on the prep scene is Lockland’s D.J. Wingfield. » The Summit’s guard favorite place to play besides his home floor is the gym at Withrow.

straight months of yoga, waking up at 6 a.m., to help with growing pains. Johnson said before he started exercise regimen, he hated stretching, but on a trip to the doctor, he was told his tendons were not being stretched properly. Bradley suggested Johnson take up yoga – and the results were surprising. An improved vertical leap and better flexibility helped heal some of the junior’s aches and pains. Bradley credited Johnson’s dedication. “He’s very determined. He lifts on his own and those are the things that separate a kid who thinks they are going to be a D-I player and the kids that are going to be. He’s putting in the time,” Bradley said. And while Johnson makes the game look easy at times, he’s the first to admit that he didn’t always have a knack for putting the ball into the basket. Heading into high

school, Johnson said he was focused more on football (cornerback), and that it was after his freshman season that he realized basketball would be his sport. After he came to that decision, Johnson sunk himself into basketball. In addition to playing for Summit, Johnson also plays for an AAU team based out of Cleveland during the summer, in addition to logging long hours shooting in the gym. And others have noticed. Prior to the start of the season, he had offers from Cornell, Davidson and Toledo. He’s also ranked No. 149 in the 150 for the nation’s 2013 class. The attention only drives Johnson, who said he’s beyond excited to one day play college ball. “All that stuff makes me want to work harder,” he said. “I love when hard work pays off. This game, I just love it.”



Eagles take the loss The Walnut Hills Lady Eagles went to Milford Jan. 14 looking to pull the upset. Milford’s version of Lady Eagles prevailed though 42-24 as Morgan Wolcott scored 19 points. Topping Walnut Hills in the loss was junior guard Dominique Jones off the bench with10 points.


This week’s MVP

» Goes to Purcell Marian freshman Maria Englert for scoring 18 points in the Lady Cavaliers’ 44-38 win over Walnut Hills, Jan. 10.

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Boys basketball

» Freshman Caleb Tregre scored 14 points while senior Kyle Kistinger and J.R. Menifee had 8 points as Cincinnati Country Day beat Seven Hills, 42-37, Jan. 6. » Summit’s Kevin Johnson scored 16 points to lead the Silver Knights to a 4723 win over CHCA, Jan. 6. The Silver Knights improved to 10-0 with an 80-24 win over New Miami, Jan. 10. Johnson and Armand Walker each scored a game high 14 points. » Clark Montessori beat CHCA on Jan. 10. Max Hassel led the Cougars with 16 points. » Walnut Hills whipped Wilmington 58-39 on Jan. 10. Junior Isaiah Johnson was high scorer for the Ea-

Junior Ashley Brewster of Walnut Hills grabs the rebound and sprints down the court. The Lady Eagles of Walnut Hills fell short against the Lady Eagles of Milford Jan. 14, 42-24. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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gles with 19. » Withrow handled Woodward 62-44 on Jan. 11. Damon Gooch led the Tigers with 16 points.

Girls basketball

» Seven Hills edged out a 53-50 win over Cincinnati Country Day, Jan. 6. Hilary Goldsmith scored 14 points to help lead the Stingers. » Cincinnati Country Day handed Clark a 54-23 defeat, Jan. 11. Ricci Snell led the team with 17 points. » Withrow hammered Hughes 51-34 on Jan. 10. Senior Lauren Drew led the Lady Tigers with 13 points. Withrow won big over Woodward 63-12 on Jan. 12. Senior Brittnay Dozier led a balanced attack with 10 points.

Boys bowling

» Walnut Hills defeated Kings 2,414-2,389 on Jan.11. Junior Kyle Chase rolled a 395 series. » Purcell Marian defeated Summit Country Day 2,266-2,100 on Jan. 12. Junior Max Murphy was the high roller with a 376 series.

Girls bowling

» Purcell Marian downed Summit Country Day Jan. 12, 1,911-1,604. Senior Lauren Tunney had a series of 323. » Walnut Hills beat Kings 1,784-1,696 on Jan. 11. Senior Kim Janitz led the

Lady Eagles with a 372 series

Girls swimming

» Mariemont defeated Wyoming, 112-71, Jan. 7. Claire Mongenas (200 IM, 100 breaststroke), Mackenzie Shelley (50 freestyle, 100 backstroke) and Claire Gilmore (100 butterfly, 500 freestyle) all won individual events for the Lady Warriors. » St. Ursula finished third at the Larry Lions Invitational, Jan. 7.

Tweets from the beat

» @CommunityPress: Major League Soccer team Chicago Fire make Summit’s Austin Berry No. 9 pick. » @MikeDyer: UC basketball coach Mick Cronin was at Summit Country Day Tues night » @MikeDyer: Summit Country Day senior RB LaDon Laney Jr. will visit Morehead State this Saturday, says Summit coach Mike Brown. » @MikeDyer: Walnut Hills DE Jason Stargel Jr. to visit Furman this weekend. » @MikeDyer: Walnut Hills football coach George Kontsis says 50-60 players in the weight room for offseason training getting ready for next season.


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Generous donors helped bring Christmas smiles Nothing lights up a child’s face like that unexpected toy on Christmas morning. At Hamilton County Job and Family Services, we regularly deal with abused and neglected children whose parents or temporary guardians do not have the financial means to provide gifts during the holidays. Whether it be a parent trying to break the chains of addiction, a relative unexpectedly charged with the responsibility of raising someone else’s child or a foster parent taking in another little one, survival is top of mind and gifts are an unaffordable luxury. To see children who have suffered so much experience one more disappointment is heart-

breaking. Not this year. Because of the generosity of this community, all of our children will experience a tiny bit of joy this Moira holiday season. Weir COMMUNITY PRESS For the first time ever, we GUEST COLUMNIST have a gift for every child on our active caseload! That is more than 8,000 children! The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Program is responsible for the bulk of those toys. Toys for Tots donated a toy for every boy and girl under the

CH@TROOM Last week’s question What was the biggest reason for the Bengals’ success this season? Does that success make you more likely to spend money for tickets next season? Why or why not?

“I think the jury is still out. The organization still needs work to gain my loyalty. I think a new coach is a necessity.” E.E.C. “Folks, are we that hard up that we refer to a 9-7 record as a "success"? That's barely more than half. (And don't forget that we lost 3 of the 4 preseason games). Now an 11-5 or 12-4 season I would call a ‘success.’” Bill B. “Success? What part of this season looks like genuine success? “Near-wins and not getting your butt kicked every week is not exactly how pro sports defines success.” J.S.B. “The biggest reason for their success the first half of the season was that they had an easy schedule. The second half told the real story of the Bengals. “I do not look for them to have this kind of success next year. For this reason I don’t plan on going to any games next year. We have great high school football in this area that we should support.” D.D. Success? What success??? This season was worse than others because the Bungles got us all excited about maybe having a real team that might contend. Then in their inimitable fashion, they let us down again by coming up short way too often. “How proud can we be of a team that got a back door pass into the playoffs only on the merits of other teams' poor performance? “I wouldn't buy a ticket to a Bengals game no matter how deep the discount. I like Andy Dalton, but you can't win football games when you toss three picks at a time. “Unless someone else buys the franchise, Mike Brown leaves the Queen City and we bring in players and coaches who really want to make our city proud, I won't have any faith that our team will be any different next season. “Cincinnati would be better

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off bulldozing Paul Brown stadium and putting in a nice big park along the river instead! 'Nuff said!” M.M. “Determination and teamwork from the players, especially the younger ones. Dalton apparently has more communication skills, the receivers are into the game and not into their public appearance, and that added up to a playoff game!” O.H.R. “Success? Yes. But loosely defined. “The Bengals' reasons for success this season were multiple. Recent new additions of AJ and Andy and a few others have bolstered this team. A lousy, drama filled 2010 finish helped create an easier schedule in 2011. And the biggest reason for this ‘success’ was, almost no one expected a winning season. Thereby we call it success. We as Bengals fans are usually excited when the organization fulfills the least of its obligations. It's like being excited because your kid got a C in class after (20 years of) getting D's and F's. But Hope springs eternal and here we are again. “I went to two games this year and hopefully will see more next year. ‘Three clap Marvin’ (watch him after any bad play or three and out) inspires no confidence in me, but like many of us I see the potential of this young team against an aging AFC North competition. “So yeah, in defiance of my deflated Bengals Spirit from the last 30 years, I'll go, root, cheer and yell at all those all those ridiculous fans who can't even make a little noise for the D when it's third down (sadly, lots of them). And say Who Dey!!!” T.J.F.


provided a party spot and other assistance. The Marvin Lewis Foundation and Bengals players made the event all that much more special. The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center – as they always do – brought toys for our children. Bellarmine Chapel and Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenhills also helped again this year. Businesses such as TransAmerica Life Insurance Co., Gries Financial and Siemens USA were generous with gift cards and toys. Warriors for Children, a motorcycle group, joined us this year, too, donating more than $1,000 in gift cards for our older children.

Numerous individuals, including members of Hamilton County’s human resources and administration teams, privately solicited neighbors and friends on our behalf. The outpouring of support was tremendous. I wish I could name everyone. Better yet, I wish I could bottle up those Christmas-morning smiles and send them all your way. This community truly made thousands of children happy this holiday season! Thank you. Moira Weir, of Hyde Park, is director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services department.




age of 13. This unbelievable program deserves recognition and support from everyone in this community. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to Staff Sgt. Jonathan Briick and all the men and woman who are part of this fine program, and to all you throughout this community who donated to Toys for Tots. Many others throughout our community also rallied to the aid of our children. It is incredible that, in this economy, people were so generous. Xerox Corp and Fifth Third Bank once again helped with gifts and a party for our children awaiting adoption. Montgomery Community Church and the Coalition of Care

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Author: Increasing taxes on millionaires is not an effective solution

In response to Sue Leitner's editorial in the Dec. 28 issue: I can name at least two popular economists who share Sen. Portman’s view that increasing income tax burdens on "millionaires" is not an effective growth strategy for the nation: Walter Williams and Steve Moore. Williams' views are found weekly in the Cincinnati Enquirer and Moore is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal. To her second point about NPR being unable to find a lobbyist to discuss the issue, Jack Abramoff has appeared recently on 60 Minutes and NPR. I share Ms. Leitner’s concern that if a message is repeated often enough it becomes accepted as truth – I’m sure she has heard repeatedly that imposing higher

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taxes on “millionaires” will fix our economy. It is easy to accept a populist notion when it has no immediate, unfavorable consequence to you. These debates are inherently contentious because the terminology thrown around is poorly defined. What's a "millionaire?” What's a lobbyist? Are "corpora-

tions" inanimate objects or associations of investors with a common vision (much like labor unions are a coalition of employees)? It does no good to ignore these issues and simply take the emotional angle. John F. Michel, CPA Hyde Park

Girl asks for help to find a cure Avery Addington walked into my office in Washington, D.C., and made herself at home on a couch. The 5-year-old from Springboro was nursing a cold that day in March, so I handed her a tissue. Despite having the sniffles, Avery was a good girl while the grown-ups talked. Her mom, Hallie, was mortified when Avery put her feet on the couch. Avery scooted over to get a better view of photos I had displayed of my daughter’s two young sons. “Don’t worry about it,” I said. “I’ve got grandchildren. And you're a taxpayer. You paid for that couch. It’s yours!” Our conversation was light, but the purpose was serious. Avery has juvenile diabetes, and the illness doesn’t go away in a couple of weeks like a cold. Her family had traveled from their Warren County home to the nation’s capital to ask for help in finding a cure. I found Avery to be a remarkably sweet girl – with light brown curls, bright blue eyes and a dazzling smile. It’s a combination that could melt your heart. Yet, this pretty little girl has an ugly disease. Juvenile diabetes, also called Type 1, strikes suddenly. It can lead to kidney failure, seizures, blindness, amputations and death. There’s a misconception that Type 1 diabetes can be caused by poor diet or a lack of exercise

(Avery stays busy with gymnastics and cheerleading). It’s actually a disorder of the body’s immune system. Jean Avery will Schmidt not outgrow it, COMMUNITY PRESS and she must GUEST COLUMNIST take insulin to stay alive. At the moment, the best medical minds in our country are trying to develop a device to make managing the disease a little easier for Avery and her family. I wish it was a cure, but it’s not. At best, it’s a work-around, a gadget – two gadgets, really. One would monitor Avery’s bloodsugar levels, and another would calculate and automatically dispense the correct dose of her required insulin. The device, dubbed an “artificial pancreas,” is being tested now. Volunteer test subjects will wear it. Avery, a pupil at the Walter Shade Early Childhood Center in West Carrollton, is not alone in this battle. Nearly 26 million people in America have diabetes, and one out of every three babies born in this country will develop the disease. This is costly. Medicare spends a third of its payments on diabetes, and the overall drain on the U.S. economy is $174 billion annually for medical care and lost productivity. Avery and her mom visited

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Washington to ask me to sign a letter to the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, urging the agency to move in a timely way to approve the artificial pancreas for use in managing diabetes. I gladly did so, along with some of my colleagues in the House. We sent the letter in April. Last month, the FDA issued what’s called draft guidance to help manufacturers as they try to develop and seek approval for artificial pancreas devices to treat diabetes. It’s a step in the right direction. This week, Avery visited me again. She had a smile on her face when she and her mom stopped by my Cincinnati office. They thanked me for signing the letter to the FDA and for having cosponsored legislation in the House to fund research on how to find a cure for diabetes. Avery was accompanied by three other children, who lead active lives despite having diabetes: Nora Loving, 11, of Batavia, a fifth-grader at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson Township; Sam Spears, 11, of Madeira, a fifth-grader at St. Gertrude, and Finn Roach, 15, of Deerfield Township, a freshman at Mason High School. Bcause of kids like Avery, Nora, Sam, and Finn, I will not give up the fight. Jean Schmidt is the U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.

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TERRACE PARK — Ladies, if you want to get rid of gray hair, use a combination of sage tea and sulfur. The special compound will darken hair “naturally and evenly,” and a large bottle costs 50 cents. That’s one of the advertisements found in the Oct. 9, 1913, edition of The Cincinnati Times-Star. While renovating parts of Terrace Park Elementary, construction crews found a full page of that newspaper tucked inside the walls of the original school. Kathy Ryan, program manager for the Mariemont City Schools, said they were able to salvage one whole page of that edition, printed the same year the original Terrace Park school was built. Back then, Ryan said, the newspaper was used as insulation. They also found a fragment from the Oct. 25 edition, which includes a brief announcement that Helen Keller was coming to town. “Wonderful Helen Keller will deliver a lecture at the Lyric Sunday night,

This is the back of an October 1913 newspaper found inside the walls of Terrace Park Elementary. It features a large McAlpin's advertisement and other ads for products like sulfur and sage tea hair dye. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

This is the front of the October 1913 edition of The Cincinnati Times-Star. It was found inside the walls of Terrace Park Elementary. A guest pass from Lockland High School for the 1937-1938 school year, bottom, was also found. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Nov. 2,” the paper said. “She will be assisted by Mrs. Annie Macey, who taught her how to talk. Miss Keller will tell of her own development.” Terrace Park Elementary Principal Linda Lee said she was pretty amazed almost a whole page was found intact and much of the staff found the advertisements amusing. A half-page advertisement for McAlpin’s, which was later bought by Dillard’s, announced a huge sale at its Cincinnati store. On “Friday Bargain Day,” shoppers could find petticoats for $1.25, a pair of pillowcases for 39 cents, velvet rugs for $21.75 and corsets for $2.25. “It’s been fun to see the news from almost 100 years ago,” Lee said. Front-page stories included a commentary on the smoky emissions from the new Union Central skyscraper at the corner of Fourth and Vine, a trend piece about mock dueling becoming the latest fad in Washington, D.C., and a bedtime story about Grandfather Frog and Longlegs the Blue Heron. The paper is under glass now and Lee said they plan to get it framed for display in the new school, expected to be complete next fall.

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Seventeen neighborhoods in Hamilton and Clermont counties are affected by the planned Eastern Corridor project, and officials want to hear from them – twice. A double dose of community outreach is planned for the project in the coming months, with both the state and Hamilton and Clermont counties set to hold community meetings to gather public input. But county officials say their approach is more indepth and will better engage the communities than the Ohio Department of Transportation’s efforts, which include community meetings and public input on the plans. “It’s clear to us that we need to do a lot more than that,” said Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune. “The kind of public involvement that ODOT is underwriting does not go as far, and will not produce the kind of community in-

teraction that we feel is necessary to make certain that whatever is done in the corridor is done in a way that has community involvement, participation and buy-in.” The Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District (TID) and its counterpart in Clermont County have approved a one-year, $172,000 contract with Hyde Parkbased Saybrook Marketing Communications to plan and staff the outreach program. The contract was approved about a month after a public meeting in Madisonville drew more than 225 community members, many of them upset about proposed designs for the Red Bank Expressway. A key feature of the county’s plan is a “community captains” program to begin in the next several months. Each captain will serve as a liaison between his or her community and Eastern Corridor planners. Captains will receive pro-

gress updates on the project twice a month and provide feedback to planners. The program also calls for two rounds of community meetings to begin this fall, and more detailed workshops to be held in communities on which the project will have a direct physical impact. “It needs to be a collaborative effort, and we will be working with the communities to make sure that

happens,” Saybrook’s Laura Whitman recently told the Hamilton County TID. Officials will also keep the public updated via social media and a website, The county’s outreach efforts comes as the Eastern Corridor project heads into its second phase after laying dormant for five years. This phase calls for further development of plans

drafted in 2006, during the first phase. But some say those plans are badly out of date. Madisonville residents say the plans don’t account for growth in their community since 2006. They are also concerned that a high-speed highway will one day replace Red Bank Road/Expressway, and they want to work with planners to prevent that. “We want ... to make

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JAN. 19 Art & Craft Classes School of Glass Story Time: The Snowy Day, 1:30-2:15 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Kelli Gleiner, from Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, reads “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats. Story followed by fused glass art activity. Age 3-6. $18. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

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Clubs & Organizations Photo Harvesting Event and Potluck, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Starfire, 5030 Oaklawn Drive, Members of the public share photographs or stories of their neighborhood for the creation of a mural. Includes potluck dinner. Free. Presented by Cincy Story Mural. 379-4163; Madisonville.

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Anti-Bully Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Hwa Rang Do, 6448 Sherman Ave., Workshop for parents, children and teachers to learn and share techniques and tactics to not be victims or participate in hazing, bullying, etc. Free. 346-0540. Mount Washington.

You Can’t Take it With You, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Feliz Navidead, 7 p.m., A Touch of Elegance, 5959 Kellogg Ave., Admission includes show, drink, and full dinner with dessert. $25. Presented by Performing Live on the Town. Through Jan. 28. 201-7568; California.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Foot and Ankle Screening, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Grandin Room. Complimentary screening with brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 527-4000; Fairfax.

On Stage - Theater You Can’t Take it With You, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and directed by Tom Storey. Classic comedy takes us back to the delightful madness of the Sycamore family. Mix basement fireworks, an aspiring playwright, a xylophone, a tipsy actress, subversive leaflets, an income tax man, ballet lessons and a Russian countess, then stir in a budding office romance. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Pets Cat Toy Crafting, 1-2:30 p.m., Confetti Cats, 3165 Linwood Road, New twist on catnip, bringing cat lovers and crafters together. Make own cat toy, donate craft materials or make a purchase. Sales benefit Save the Animal Foundation. Family friendly. Free. Through May 31. 317-446-1533. Mount Lookout.

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

FRIDAY, JAN. 20 Art Exhibits Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 4586600. Hyde Park. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 Art & Craft Classes January Family Open House: Snowflakes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Bring family to design unique snowflakes using cut glass pieces to be fused into hanging piece of fused glass art. No experience necessary. Family friendly. $15. Registration required. Through Jan. 28. 3210206; Oakley.

Art Exhibits Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

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

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

Music - Concerts Tea Leaf Green, 9 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Quartet rock band from San Francisco. With Ha Ha Tonka. $17, $15 advance; plus fees. 800-745-3000; Oakley.

Mariemont Players presents, "You Can't Take It With You," a comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road (just east of Mariemont), through Jan. 29. This classic comedy tells the story of the delightful madness of the Sycamore family. Mix basement fireworks, an aspiring playwright, a xylophone, a tipsy actress, subversive leaflets, an income tax man, ballet lessons and a Russian Countess, then stir in a budding office romance. The play is directed by Tom Storey, produced by NancyAnn and Tom Storey and features Merritt Beischel, Wendy Erin Braun, Pat Germano, Bill Hartnett, Fonz Jenkins, Wally Johnson, Barbara Karol, Art Kibby, Joel Lind, K. Daniel Maloney, Peter Merten, Norma Niinemets, Robyn Petersman, Steve Phelan, Jennifer Prichard, Cathy Roesener, Michael Sauer and Bob Tyson. Performances are at 8 p.m., Jan. 19, 20, 21, 26 and 27; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Jan. 22; at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Jan. 28; and at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29. For more information or to order tickets, call Betsy at 684-1236. All seats are reserved and cost $17 each. THANKS TO TOM STOREY photo albums, frames and more. Free. Through Jan. 22. 321-4999; Hyde Park.

Support Groups

Support Groups



Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, thirddegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. $5. 293-0293; Anderson Township.

Music - Concerts Shut Up and Play the Zappa!, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Program to include: “G-Spot Tornado,” “Outrage at Valdez,” “The Perfect Stranger,” “Be-Bop Tango,” “Peaches En Regalia,” and more. Family friendly. $25, $15 students. Presented by Concert: Nova. 731-8000; Oakley.


Birding at Armleder, 4 p.m., Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Recreation Complex, 5057 Wooster Pike, Main Shelter. Learn about the park’s habitat for winter birds. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Linwood.

On Stage - Theater

On Stage - Theater

You Can’t Take it With You, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Feliz Navidead, 7 p.m., A Touch of Elegance, Admission includes show, drink, and full dinner with dessert. $25. 201-7568; California.

You Can’t Take it With You, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Shopping Poeme Storewide Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Poeme of Hyde Park, 3446 Michigan Ave., Savings of 10-75 percent on all in-store items including boxed stationery sets, journals, holiday cards, office supplies, gifts,

Poeme Storewide Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Poeme of Hyde Park, Free. 321-4999; Hyde Park.

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

Shake Off the Winter Blues Hike Series, 2-4 p.m., Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave., Weekly through Feb. 5. Week two at Mount Airy Forest. Week 3 at California Woods Nature Preserve. Led by experienced naturalist. Followed by soup and warm drinks. Dress for the cold. Ages 10 and up. $5. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 231-8678; Mount Lookout.



Recreation Tennis for Beginners, 4-5 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Weekly through Feb. 26. Eye-hand coordination, racquet skills, basic strokes and scoring. Indoors. Bring racquet. Ages 18 and up. $69. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 556-6932; Anderson Township.

Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave., Twelve-step group. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 231-0733. Oakley.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24 Art & Craft Classes

School of Glass Kids After School: Imagining Maps, 4-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Look at variety of maps for inspiration and draw up your own map showing the way to your secret treasure. Then, create map in glass on 6-by-6 hanging sun-catcher. Ages 6-9. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Make and Bake: Pendants, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create your own fused glass pendants. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. Kids+Me: Frit Ball Bowl, 4-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Use variety of Bullseye glass frits to create frit ball bowl of their own design. No experience necessary. Ages 6 and up. $20. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits

Art & Craft Classes

Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 4586600. Hyde Park. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 4586600. Hyde Park. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes

Exercise Classes

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Music - Blues Sonny Moorman Group, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., $5. 474-2212. Anderson Township.

Recreation Tot Time, 9:45-10:30 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Feb. 13. Parents and toddlers participate together in variety of songs, games and art activities. Family friendly. Classes 1-4: $40, $30 residents. Classes 5-8: $48, $38 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Yoga for Youngsters, 10-10:30 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stretch, relax and have fun. Ages 3-5. Family friendly. $5. Registration required. Through Feb. 28. 731-2665. Oakley.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25 Art & Craft Classes School of Glass Kids After School Masterpieces: Frida Kahlo, 4-5:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create your own self-portrait in glass, inspired by the work of Kahlo. Ages 9-12. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Art Exhibits Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at

the Health Foundation, 4586600. Hyde Park. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

Education Mad Science, 6-6:45 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Feb. 22. Includes “make and take” projects. Ages 3 1/2-5. Family friendly. $65, $55 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township. Mad Science, 7-8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Feb. 22. Includes “make-and-take” projects. Ages 6-8. Family friendly. $90, $80 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.

Literary - Signings Kevin Grace, 7 p.m., JosephBeth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Author discusses and signs “Legendary Locals of Cincinnati.” Free. 396-8960; Norwood.

Literary - Story Times Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Ms. Gail leads story time on LaPage Stage. Ages 2 and up. Family friendly. Free. 731-2665; Oakley.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, Donations accepted. 231-0733. Oakley.



Pork tenderloin that looks as good as it tastes A couple of weeks ago I was on Ron Wilson’s garden show on the radio and we were talking about cooking and gardening trends. I brought Ron and his executive Rita producer, Heikenfeld Joe Strecker, this RITA’S KITCHEN pork tenderloin. I gave the recipe over the air and it garnered a huge response – I’m still getting requests for it. I thought I’d share it with you since it really is a nice way to prepare pork and looks as good as it tastes.

Peppered bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin Friend and Kentucky reader Carolyn Grieme served us this delicious stuffed tenderloin. Here’s my adaptation: 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil ¾ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced (I used Kroger blend with wild mushrooms but button and/or cremini work great, too) 1 cup chopped onion 1 ⁄3 cup chopped pecans, toasted (toast before chopping) Two tenderloins, about 1 pound each, trimmed Salt and pepper to taste (start with a teaspoon of each) 8 slices thick peppered bacon 1 ⁄3 to ½ cup firmly packed

until carrots are crisp tender, about 10 minutes. Add seasonings and increase het to medium high. Cook until carrots are tender and lightly browned, stirring frequently, about 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle with sage and serve. Serves 4-5. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

neighbors over for dinner. It’s easy, full of good nutrition (did you know sage is good for your mind?) and pretty on the plate. Here’s how I made it: 1 tablespoon each butter and olive oil 3 cups diagonally sliced carrot ¼ cup water Salt and pepper to taste Palmful chopped fresh sage

Rita's stuffed pork tenderloin features mushrooms, onion, pecans and peppered bacon. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

brown sugar, dark or light

Preheat oven to 450. Melt butter and add mushrooms, onions and sauté until tender. Stir in nuts and set aside. Butterfly pork by cutting a slit into the middle about 2⁄3 of the way down. It will open like a book. Then pound it out to even thickness and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread mushroom mixture evenly, leaving a bit of a border so the filling doesn’t ooze out too much. Roll up and wrap 4-5 bacon slices around tenderloin. If you like, you can get the pork ready to this stage the morning of your party but let sit out about 30 minutes prior to baking. (Now if you forget, that’s OK – just remember that it will take longer to bake). Place, seam side down, in roasting pan. Rub evenly with brown sugar and bake uncovered at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce

temperature to 400 and bake about 15 more minutes, or until meat thermometer registers 150. Don’t over bake so that meat stays moist. To toast pecans: Toast in single layer in 350 degree oven just until they smell fragrant, about 6 minutes or so.

Corn pudding No. 1 similar, to City BBQ

For Gary, a Bethel reader, who loves the corn pudding at this restaurant and wants to make it at home. I called the restaurant and they told me their pudding contained basically creamed corn and regular corn, milk, eggs, sour cream and corn meal, among other things. Here’s one from my files that readers say is similar except for the cheese, which the restaurant’s does not contain. If you like, leave the cheese out. 1 15 oz. can creamed corn 1 15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained

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2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup sour cream 1 cup shredded cheddar or Colby cheese 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1 small box corn muffin mix

Preheat oven to 350 and butter a 13- by 9-inch pan. Mix everything together well and pour into pan. Bake 45-60 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

Five-star classic corn pudding

Check out my blog Cooking with Rita at for this heirloom recipe. The texture is a lot lighter than the one above, and it’s a classic.

Sautéed carrots with sage

I first tasted this when daughter-in-law Jessie brought this side dish to dinner. She found it online and everybody loved them. I made a double recipe of this last night when we were having our

Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat, add oil and blend. Add carrots and water. Partially cover pan and cook




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Centers making healthy lifestyle changes for youth Fourteen Hamilton County childcare facilities are formally resolving to implement healthy lifestyle initiatives for their students by adopting WeTHRIVE! physical activity and nutrition resolutions. These centers are the leaders in making health a priority and fostering successful learning environments. Each childcare center agrees to: offer healthy foods and beverages; expand opportunities for children to engage in physical activity; integrate promotion of healthy eating and active living into program curricula; and implement

policies to create indoor and outdoor tobacco-free areas. The childcare facilities are: » Colerain Township: Total Quality Child Care; Youthland Academy of Colerain » Corryville: The Willow Tree House Daycare » Forest Park: Future Leaders Learning Center » Lincoln Heights: Nurturing PIES, Little Ark of Life Learning Center » Lockland: Little Learners I & II » Madisonville: The Children’s Home of Cincinnati Preschool » Walnut Hills: Walnut Hills School Age Child

Care » Westwood: Alphabet Junction, Inc. » Woodlawn: Lawson Valley Day Care; Barbara’s Day Care Center; Tender Care Child Development Center “As most of us know, obesity and tobacco are threats to health in our area,” according to Hamilton County Public Health Commissioner, Tim Ingram. “These centers have stepped up to make healthy changes and have taken a leadership role in providing healthy environments for their children.”

Nosey wearing the Christmas sweater he had chewed on. THANKS TO MARSIE HALL NEWBOLD.

Cold weather can be hard, deadly on pets “Nosey!” I cried, walking into the living room and finding my basset hound chewing a hole in her sweater. “What do you think you are doing?” “What does it look like?” she asked defiantly, pausing for a moment to spit out a clump of red yarn. “I'm acting out, showing my displeasure over being forced to wear clothing.” “Listen Missy,” I said, wrestling the now shredded and slobber soaked garment from her, “You may not like to wear clothes, but I'm the mommy and I know what's best!” Sometimes as a responsible pet owner it can be difficult to know what's best. I know that Nosey has fur and can go outside to do her business without a sweater to keep her warm, but there are times that that fur coat of hers could use a little help if she's going out for a long walk. The flannel pajamas I bought for her at Target were just for fun, not for warmth. Just know that cold weather can be as hard on pets as it is on people. Keep your pets safe and warm this winter with these helpful tips! Shelter First, let me say that I am not an advocate of keeping pets outdoors! It seems to me, personally, if you are going to keep a pet, that you want to keep it indoors with you so it can be a “proper” companion. Domestic cats and dogs are not meant to be outdoors pets. Having said that, I understand that others do not share my opinion. Dogs and cats that sleep outdoors need a snug, dry, draft-free place to sleep. The floor should be raised

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Nosey wearing his new doggie pajamas. THANKS TO MARSIE HALL NEWBOLD.

from the ground to keep cold and moisture away. Ideally the shelter should be heated and have a door to keep the elements out. Bedding should be plentiful; straw is a good insulator. Check it often to make sure it stays dry. If you don't want to invite them indoors during sub-zero temperatures, consider a heated garage or heating a doghouse especially for them. Diet and water Pets need more protein and fat in the winter, especially if they spend time in the cold. Outdoor water bowls need to be checked often as the water can freeze. You can purchase heated dog dishes or even put a tennis or golf ball in the water dish to keep it from freezing. Use plastic dishes in the winter as metal ones can get so cold that their tongues can stick to it, much like poor Flick's did to the flagpole in the movie, “A Christmas Story.” Paws It is important to keep your dog’s paws free of clumps of ice and snow. They can cause injury due to the cold or even cut into your dog’s pads. Salt and chemical de-icers can be irritating as well. If your pet has walked on ground treated with these items, when you get home wash the paws with warm water and dry thoroughly. Check the legs and stomach as well. Always dry your pet’s paws when they come in from out of the snow. You might even want to consider boots for your dog if he/she will tolerate them. Keeping warm If your pet is short haired or very small, you will want to buy him a coat or sweater. Elderly, arthritic dogs will appreciate this as well. Never shave your dog down to the skin in winter, they need the fur for warmth. Our indoor pets are used to central heat and air conditioning; so if you feel cold, chances are they will as well! Smaller caged pets such as birds have needs, too. Make certain that their cages are kept in a part of the house that is free from drafts. The same spot they sit in during warmer months may not be appro-

priate in the cooler months, so check! Dangers Antifreeze is toxic to your pet’s kidneys and a tiny bit (as little as 1/4 teaspoon can be deadly to a cat or small dog.) It has a sweet taste so make certain to clean up any spills in the driveway or garage right away. There is non-toxic antifreeze. Check the labels when you shop. Many wild animals and outdoor cats seek shelter underneath the hoods of automobiles because the engines stay warm. Knock on the hood of your car on cold days before starting it. More dogs are lost in the winter time when there is snow and ice on the ground, especially during snowstorms. This happened to my next door neighbor's beloved, elderly dog. The problem is, if they get away from you, finding their way back is difficult because they may be weak to move through the snow/wind and the elements diminish their sense of smell. This is another reason to make sure you dog has tags and/ or a microchip. Always make sure this information is up to date and thorough. I have found dogs with collars but no ID tags and ones with vet issued rabies tags, but nothing else. This happened on weekends where it was impossible to get through to the vet's office for the names of the owners. (This is a big pet peeve of mine!) Your home should be pet-proofed! Make certain that your pets can’t knock over space heaters, knock candles off of low tables with their tails, or get too close to the fireplace. They can be burned or worse, start fires. Also, keep your hot drinks up off of low surfaces. If you have any other tips for cold weather pet care, please share them with me! Stay warm...nothing is better than a warm puppy or kitten! ;) For more pet care tips, visit If you have ideas for future pet columns, contact Marsie Hall Newbold at



Wine tasting raises $41K for whiskery friends The League for Animal Welfare’s Sixth Annual Wine and Whiskers Tasting and Auction raised more than $41,000 to support the homeless animals throughout Greater Cincinnati. The annual event was conducted at the Greenacres Arts Center in the village of Indian Hill and featured wines and beers for sampling, appetizers desserts, a “Man Cave,” a “Diva Den” and a live and silent auction. Once again the biggest hit of the event was the art created by pets at the League’s no-kill shelter. Cats and dogs tap their paws into washable, completely safe paint and then create art on canvases. The art was professionally matted and framed for free by Fabulous Frames and included in the silent auction. “We are grateful for the outpouring of support

Auctioneer Keith Gunkel, left, and guest emcee Janine Coyle of WGRR enjoy the League for Animal Welfare's Wine and Whiskers Tasting and Auction. THANKS TO LESIA

Wine and Whiskers Tasting and Auction guests Terry Sykes, of Mount Washington, and Monica Cucozza, of Anderson Township, enjoy raising money for the League for Animal Welfare. THANKS TO


from our sponsors, guests and local community,” said League Board President Bob Faelten. “The success of the Wine and Whiskers Tasting and Auction will help us to continue to provide the much-needed care for unwanted, lost or neglected cats and dogs in the Greater Cincinnati area.” The League for Animal Welfare betters the lives of cats and dogs in the Great-


Brian and Michele Dershaw and Page and AJ Murphy, of Mariemont, take some sips and donate to a good cause at the Wine and Whiskers Tasting and Auction to benefit the League for Animal Welfare. THANKS TO LESIA GOLDEN er Cincinnati area by providing shelter, loving care, adoption, education and spay/neuter programs. Founded in 1949, the League for Animal Wel-

fare has used the resources of staff, supporters and volunteers to nurture and place thousands of needy animals. Every year more than

Grammy winner to perform Multiple Grammy Award winner Jimmy Webb will appear at the St. Xavier Performance Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Webb's performance is sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society, a non-profit charity with a mission to enhance the performing arts in the Cincinnati community and support local Catholic elementary schools by using proceeds from the performances to provide tuition assistance.

Webb is a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and, according to BMI, his “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” was the third most performed song from the 1060s until 1990, with “Up, Up and Away” on the same list in the top 30. His “Wichita Lineman” was listed in MOJO Magazine’s worldwide survey of the best 100 singles of all time, in the top 50, and was singled out in the October/

Webb November 2001 issue of Blender as “The Greatest Song Ever.”

Webb received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Songwriters in 1993 and was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2011, Webb was unanimously elected as chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Tickets for the event are $35 in advance or $40 the day of the show. Visit or call 484-0157.

600 animals benefit from medical care, behavioral training and socialization and the League assists with the spaying or neutering of more than 1,000 cats and

dogs. To help reduce the number of homeless animals and help people care for their pets, contribute financially, become a member, sponsor an animal or remember the League for Animal Welfare in planned giving by calling 735-2299. For more information, visit


– needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant

Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 LovelandMadeira Road. Call 324-2873 or email, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone.

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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220;

Christ Church Cathedral

Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series, will feature the following performers in January. These free concerts are presented at 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays. Patrons may bring their

lunch or buy one at the cathedral for $5. All performances are in the Centennial Chapel unless listed as being in the cathedral nave. Performances are Jan. 24, Alok Narayana: Traditional Tabla music of India; and Jan. 31, Brass Classique in the nave. The church is at 318 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati; 621-1817.

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church Hyde Park Community United


Methodist Church has a reputation for bringing world-class musicians to the Queen City with its annual Organ Concert Series. This year marks the eighth season. The concert series will continue Jan. 29 with Canadian-born organist Michael Unger, who is completing doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music The final concert of the season will be April 22, featuring Douglas Cleveland, organ professor at the University of Washington and director of music at Plymouth Church in





100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Walking Through The Darkness: Facing The Lions" 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 Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon


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BAPTIST 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

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

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am



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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

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8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

The church meets every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at Dale Park

Junior High School, 6743 Chestnut St.

Ascension Lutheran Church

The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Bethel Baptist Temple

The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221;

Brecon United Methodist Church

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. 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.

California Columbia United Methodist Church The church is at 5751 Kellogg Ave. Service is at 9:30 a.m. Call 232-5077.

Church of God of Prophecy

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 E. Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.


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Contemporary Worship



Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister


2 Traditional Worship Services 8:15 & 11:00 - Temporarily held at Titus Auditorium, (Jan - Mar) due to renovation. 2 Contemporary Worship Services 9:30 & 11:00 am in our Contemporary Worship Center Saturday Service 5:30 pm Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11:00 Services Plenty of Parking behind Church 7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •



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February 8 at 11:30 a.m. Includes Lunch! Find out how Valentine’s Day and chocolate became so deliciously intertwined. With local historian Diane Shields. February 22 at 1:30 p.m. Includes Tastings! Discover the easiest ways to make great heart-healthy meals with Robert, our Culinary Institute-trained chef. RSVP today at 513-655-5044 or visit

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

Jeff Hill • Minister

“Tired of playing church? We are too!” Come join us at Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

CHERRY GROVE UMC 1428 Eight Mile Rd. CE-1001623152-01

Community HU Song 10 am

Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Dress is casual. The church is located at 8136 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township.

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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ROMAN CATHOLIC 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

The church celebrates one combined worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary, immediately followed by the popular “Lemonade on the Lawn” fellowship time. All are welcomed to attend. Child care will be provided. The church is at 3400 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park; 321-2573;

Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN


Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided

Knox Presbyterian Church

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2021 Sutton Ave 231-4445

Seattle. All concerts begin promptly at 4 p.m. with doors opening no later than 3 p.m. The series has attracted standing room only audiences. The concerts are free and open to the public. There is a reception following each concert to meet the artist. There is a reception following each concert to meet the artist. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff 513-474-1428 •

Sunday 9:30 &11:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Christopher Dorsey, born 1980, grand theft auto, 6404 Warrick Ave., Dec. 19. Daniel Lyons, born 1984, criminal damaging or endangering, menacing, 5802 Ridge Ave., Dec. 19. Jeremy Stacey, born 1987, receiving stolen property, theft under $300, 555 Stanley Ave., Dec. 20. Deborah A. Torbert, born 1964, assault, 2538 Hackberry St., Dec. 20. Dawn Carnes, born 1973, forgery, 3200 Erie Ave., Dec. 20. Derek M. McCray, born 1969, rape under age 13, Dec. 20. Dwayne H. Smith, born 1973, drug abuse, misdemeanor drug possession, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Dec. 20. Jason Barwick, born 1977, theft under $300, 3870 Paxton Ave., Dec. 20. Gabrielle Young, born 1988, taking identity of another, theft $300 to $5000, 715 Tusculum Ave., Dec. 21. Abrisjah Collins, born 1991, theft $300 to $5000, 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 21. Evan Twitty, born 1978, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 21. Pearl M. Presnell, born 1987, possession of drug abuse instruments, 3295 Erie Ave., Dec. 22. Sue Ann Shell, born 1957, violation of a temporary protection order, 3295 Erie Ave., Dec. 22. Matthew Murrie, born 1990, theft $300 to $5000, 2940 Markbreit Ave., Dec. 22. Darryl Lamardo Hawkins, born 1961, drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession

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. of an open flask, 4200 Erie Ave., Dec. 23. Jonathan Riley, born 1972, assault, domestic violence, Dec. 23. James J. Price, born 1966, breaking and entering, 4546 Orkney Ave., Dec. 23. Sparkle Woods, born 1982, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 23. Kay F. Gay, born 1963, criminal trespassing, theft under $300, 3190 Woodford Road, Dec. 23. Christa D. Jones, born 1989, possession of criminal tools, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 24. Antonio Benett, born 1962, possession of an open flask, 6011 Madison Road, Dec. 24. Oakley Combs, born 1956, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, aggravated menacing, resisting arrest, 3627 Madison Road, Dec. 26.


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Lost lawsuit, hired thugs? Gannett News Service The prominent owner of a software company wanted to keep his spectacular view of the Ohio River. The owner of a custom home building company wanted the same view for a house he built next door. That river view dilemma resulted in an argument, a civil suit, hard feelings and a concussion.

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It reached a stunning climax Monday when the Mount Lookout home buildFritzsch er, Robert Fritzsch, 57, was indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury, accused of hiring two men to beat up the son of the software company owner. Now, each of three men charged with crimes over that view face charges that could send them to prison for more than a decade. None of those involved were talking. They didn’t return Monday calls. But a Hamilton County grand jury indicted Fritzsch, owner of Fritzsch Custom Builders, accusing him of hiring two men to beat up Tom Nies Jr., resi-

dent of the Columbia Tusculum home. That home is owned by his father, Tom Nies Sr., of Hyde Park, the founder and owner of Cincom, a Springdale software company. The homes, which stand next to each other in the 3000 block of Ononta Avenue, back up to Columbia Parkway and have river views. “The Nies Property is strategically situated to provide a splendid panoramic view of the Ohio River. The uniqueness of the river view that can be observed from the Nies Property is the essence of the property’s value, desirability, attractiveness and enjoyment,” Bryan Pacheco, the attorney representing Nies, wrote in Nies’ 2008 civil suit against Fritzsch Custom Builders. To protect that view, an

Robert Fritzsch, the owner of a large custom home at 3025 Ononta Avenue in in Columbia Tusculum, left, as well as Fritzsch Custom Homes, was indicted Monday, accused of hiring thugs to beat up neighbor, Thomas Nies at 3029 Ononta Avenue, right, after Nies won a civil suit saying that Fritzsch built two decks on the new house, left, which blocked the views of 3029 Ononta, right. Fritzsch was instructed to tear down the decks and pay $166,000 to Thomas Nies. Both homes, photographed here in Columbia Tusculum Monday January 9, 2012 over-look the Ohio River. The Enquirer/ Gary Landers CINCINNATI ENQUIRER easement was placed on the deed of the neighboring property, the one Fritzsch bought in 2005. Fritzsch later built on that lot; it’s unclear from information from the Hamilton County Auditor’s Office and the lawsuit whether it was new construction or an addition to a building. The building included decks that Nies said blocked his house’s river view. Fritzsch, the lawsuit noted, admitted he encroached on that easement. Nies sued, and won. Fritzsch was ordered to tear down the decks on the house he built next to Nies’ house and also to pay Nies $166,000. That wasn’t the end of

the bad feelings. On Aug. 9, Tom Nies Jr. answered his door and, as his child watched, was severely beaten by two men, suffering a concussion and other injuries. Monday’s indictment accuses Fritzsch of hiring the men who beat Nies Jr. The identities of those two men haven’t been revealed; it’s not clear if they’ve been arrested. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Fritzsch initially hired two others – Lee Robinson, 31, and James Calloway, 34 – to commit the assault, but Robinson and Calloway are accused instead of planning the assault and then trying to extort Fritzsch out of more money after

they say he gave them approval to proceed with the assault on Nies. Their cases next are in court Jan. 17. The charges against Robinson and Calloway carry a maximum prison sentence of18 years. Fritzsch was indicted on charges of felonious assault, retaliation and complicity, charges carrying a maximum prison sentence of 19 years. “Fritzsch hired two thugs to beat Mr. Nies in his own home and in plain sight of his young child,” Deters noted in a statement announcing Fritzsch’s indictment. “To do this over a real estate dispute is reprehensible.”


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