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'Cat Lady’ provides gift of sight By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — Several formerly sightless kittens are in need of help. Cheryl Franklin, owner of Confetti Cats, is seeking donations to cover the costs for eye surgery to help restore the vision of several stray kittens. The five-month-old kittens, whose names are Riley, Reagan and Remi, were born with a genetic abnormality in which part of their upper eyelids were missing. If untreated the condition can eventually lead to blindness or eye loss. Franklin, who is also known as “The Cat Lady,” was alerted to the cats’ plight by a customer, who was unable to cover the

costs involved for surgery. The cats also have a heart condition, which will also hopefully be treated. The surgery for each kitten will cost several hundred dollars. A local veterinarian offered to do the surgery at a reduced cost. At this point, Franklin, working with an organization called Save Cats and Obliterate OverPopulatiuon Inc., has raised more than $1,5000. Additional donations will cover the costs to treat the cats’ heart conditions as well as ongoing evaluations. Asked why she stepped forward to help Franklin said it wasn’t a difficult decision. The animals needed immediate help, she said, adding that

often animals don’t have an advocate in an emergency. “In this case, I wanted to (be) an advocate,” she said. Remi has already been adopted. Franklin said she hopes the other cats, once treated, are adopted as well. However, she said that the cats may eventually end up being “residents” at the store. Save Cats and Obliterate OverPopulation Inc. is involved in an online fundraiser to help the kittens called ChipIn. For information visit the website or visit them on Facebook. Franklin is accepting donations at her store, which is located at 3184 Madison Road. For information, call 5339996.

Cheryl Franklin, owner of Confetti Cats, holds five-month-old kittens Riley and Reagan. Both kittens, who were strays found by one of Franklin's customers, recently had surgery to restore their sight. Franklin is raising money to help cover the cost of the surgery. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Pushing for change garners award By Lisa Wakeland

It’s been years in the making, but Linwood Avenue in Mt. Lookout is starting to get safer for residents. Much of the change that’s starting to take shape is because of PJ Daley, who was recently selected as the Mt. Lookout Community Council’s Citizen of the Year. Daley, who has lived on Linwood Avenue for16 years, said the award was an unexpected honor. “It’s been very frustrating throughout this process, and to see things coming together and get recognized (for my efforts) makes it more meaningful,” he said. “But the most meaningful thing would be to see this stuff get taken to completion and have it save lives.” Traffic, speeding vehicles and accidents have always been a problem in the stretch of Linwood Avenue between the Beechmont Levee and Mt. Lookout square. After seeing a multitude of wrecks and spinouts, Daley started taking pictures of the accidents about a decade ago. He went to the city of Cincinnati with his concerns, but was getting nowhere. Though he was frustrated with city inaction and lack of police patrol, Daley kept documenting what was happening on Linwood Avenue. But it was in incident in late 2009 that propelled him to push even harder for change.

Mt. Lookout resident PJ Daley stands outside his home on Linwood Avenue. He spent years trying to make the street safer for the community and was recently named Citizen of the Year. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

An elderly relative was staying with the family at the time, and Daley had been in the driveway helping her. Shortly after they went inside, a car spun out around the bend 400 feet from their house, careened across the driveway, went through two trees and ended up in their neighbor’s yard. When the driver got out and saw there wasn’t any damage to the vehicle, Daley said they backed up and drove away. “When you become the victim re-

This is one of the accidents Mt. Lookout resident PJ Daley documented on Linwood Avenue. THANKS TO PJ DALEY

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Mariemont schools’ treasurer to retire, be rehired By Lisa Wakeland

Mariemont City Schools Treasure Natalie Lucas plans to retire, and the district’s Board of Education is expected to rehire her in February. Lucas has 30 years of service in public education –25 of those with the Mariemont schools– and was eligible for retirement in January. She said her decision to re-


tire had nothing to do with the school district or the recent changes to Ohio’s pension system. Lucas’ current salary is $110,212 and her health benefits

are $12,250. She will be rehired at a lower salary, which is not yet determined, and that will save money

for the school district’s taxpayers, said Superintendent Paul Imhoff. “Those who refer to doubledipping often think we continue to pay a salary and also issue retirement checks, and this is not the case. The board only pays Natalie’s reduced salary.” Her retirement checks are funded by money she earned and deposited, and will come from the state’s School Employees Retirement System, not the



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school district, Imhoff said. The retire/rehire process was initiated in December, and state law requires a public hearing within 60 days. That is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, prior to the regular Board of Education meeting at Mariemont Elementary, 6750 Wooster Pike. Before Lucas can be rehired by the Board of Education, her employment must be severed for a full 24 hours, and the

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Board will appoint a temporary treasurer to take her place. They will conduct a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28, to consider a resolution for Lucas’ re-employment. “I’m just gratified that we’re going to be able to continue to make use of her expertise,” Board of Education member Bill Flynn said in December. “She’s invaluable to the operations of this district and what we try to accomplish.” Vol. 32 No. 52 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



New Hyde Park School to have open houses By Forrest Sellers

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HYDE PARK — Parents interested in learning more about the new Hyde Park School will have several upcoming opportunities. Hyde Park School, which re-opened this school year, will have several open houses in February. The school functions as a gifted academy and a neighborhood school for grades kindergarten and first-grade. Second grade classes will be added next school year.

The school, which is located at 3401 Edwards Road, primarily serves the communities of Hyde Park, Oakley and Evanston. The first open house is for prospective families with youngsters in grades kindergarten through grade-two. The open house will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. The second open house is for families of gifted students who will be attending the third-grade. It will be 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Principal Tianay Amat-Outlaw said both

open houses will provide an opportunity to meet with teachers and talk to families who have children currently enrolled in the school and see samples of student work. “It was important for us to do this early so people can make informed decisions about education and where to enroll their children,” said Amat-Outlaw. The school currently has an enrollment of 170 students. Since opening its doors in August, the school has enjoyed a number of successes including 100 per-

cent of the third-grade students meeting proficiency or higher on the fall Ohio Achievement Test for reading. Amat-Outlaw said the school also had its first spelling bee, a new student paper was created and a guitar club was formed. She said the open houses are a way to get “the word out that Hyde Park School has reopened. No registration is required to attend the open houses. For information, call 363-2800.

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a report of a man exposing himself to a woman near the intersection of Taylor and Paxton avenues Jan. 16. The man ran off into woods shortly after flashing the woman about 4 a.m., according to emergency communication reports. This is the latest report of a flasher striking on the east side of Cincinnati, where an Avondale man was charged just last week in a series of six exposing incidents in 2001 near Hyde Park Square. At the time, police said Darnell Dukes’ arrest would not bring an end to the investigation into the flashings. They still have unsolved cases from 2010 in Oakley.

peatedly you start to see something is wrong and you recognize it a little more,” he said. “All of a sudden we became very vulnerable. At that point it’s like, I’m not stopping until something is done.” Following that incident, Daley kept pushing city officials to make changes to Linwood Avenue. He shared photos, documented speeds with a laser gun, and recruited his neighbors — many who also witnessed or had property damage because of accidents — to share their stories. Finally, with some help from the Mt. Lookout Community Council leaders, the city traffic engineers developed a plan to make Linwood Avenue safer. The first part — lowering the speed to 30 mph — took place last


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year. However, within a week of the new speed limit signs going up, Daley said a car hit one sign and knocked it down. The city still hasn’t replaced it, he said. “There is a lot of frustration here, but I still have some optimism left that the right thing will be done,” he said. “It’s baby steps, but this is what we need. It’s moving in the right direction.” City plans for Linwood Avenue call for designated on-street parking areas, a center lane for left-hand turns, minor changes to the traffic pat-

terns and the reduced 30 mph speed limit. While those elements will help, Daley said they still need crosswalks, amped up police patrols and flashing radar signs to indicate a driver’s speed. Mt. Lookout Community Council President John Brannock praised Daley for his work on this issue during the award presentation in December. “This will make Linwood safer for the residents and a nicer street in general,” Brannock said. “We want to make it safer and slow down the traffic.”



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Free ballet classes

Ballet Theatre Midwest is kicking off its new semester with a free class for prospective students from Monday, Jan. 28, to Saturday, Feb. 2. New students can enjoy a sample class at no cost, and while reservations are not required parents are strongly encour-

aged to call the studio at 520-2334 to confirm availability. The studio is located in Spencer Township Hall, 3833 Eastern Ave., in Columbia Tusculum.

Chili cookoff

St. Margaret-St. John Parrish is conducting a Chili Bowl Cookoff at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the

Prince of Peace School cafeteria, 6000 Murray Ave. There is no cost for this event, and all are welcome to attend, but please RSVP at 271-0856 if you plan to come.

Play for teens

Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park is coming “Off the Hill” to the Woman’s

Art Club Cultural Center (The Barn) Friday, Jan. 25. “The Travelling Jekyll and Hyde Show” is a slapstick take on the classic novel and explores the evil side of human nature. Live music by Emma Welch at 6:30 p.m. precedes the show at 7 p.m. The play is at The Barn, 6980 Cambridge Ave., in Mariemont.

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Former pupils share experiences Graduates return to CCD for seminar

By Forrest Sellers

The experiences ranged from serving as a communications intern for President Barack Obama’s campaign to studying abroad. Former graduates returned to Cincinnati Country Day School to share their college experiences, or more specifically their lives outside the classroom. Kate Flexter, a 2010 graduate who is studying theater and broadcast journalism at the University of Southern

California, wanted to “pass on” some of the things she has learned since graduating. “I wanted to remind everyone it’s their decision where to go to school and what they want to do,” said Flexter, who is a resident of Indian Hill. Cincinnati Country Day School has presented the “Senior Seminar’ for more than a decade. Former graduates involved in a variety of different fields such as research, politics, the arts and technology are invited to participate. “The goal is (to show) how to branch out when you’re in college,” said French teacher Jane Kairet, chairwoman of the Senior Seminar Commit-

tee. “It’s bringing back former students to share with our seniors experiences outside of class that have enhanced their time in college,” she said. Terrace Park resident Baldur Tangvald, a 2011 graduate, shared his experiences as a research assistant in the video game industry. “I love sharing and giving advice,” he said. “My philosophy is you only know as much as the people around you.” Senior Will Bernish, a resident of Anderson Township, said it’s a good opportunity to see former classmates. “I trust what they say.”

Cincinnati Country Day School graduate Baldur Tangvald, of Terrace Park, discusses the video game industry. Tangvald, a 2011 graduate, was one of the guest speakers during a Senior Seminar at the school. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


New members of Springer's Board of Trustees are, from left, Casey Boland, Patty Wolff, Mimi Cooper Gerwin and Ashley Rouster. THANKS TO CAROLE BARNHART

Springer School adds four new faces

The Board of Trustees at Springer School and Center added four new members for the 20122013 school year. Casey Boland, resident of Bridgetown and a Springer alumnus, is a vice president at Hengehold Capital Management in Cincinnati. Boland is featured daily on the radio spot “Money Matters” on 700 WLW, where he offers his expertise on investing for retirement. He is a member of the 2012 Cincinnati Leadership Class for the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society. Prior to his appointment to the board, Boland was an ex-officio member of Springer’s Development Committee. A 1991 graduate and recipient of the Springer Outstanding Achiever

Award, Kenwood resident Mimi Cooper Gerwin has a background in education and school counseling. She is an administrative assistant for Frost Brown Todd, and has worked as the After School Services Supervisor for the Children’s Home of Cincinnati. “When offered the opportunity,” said Gerwin, “I jumped at the chance to give back to a school that has given so much to me.” Ashley Rouster of Erlanger, Ky., is volunteer coordinator for the Interfaith Hospitality Network. She has been employed as Administrator in FemCare Research and Development at Procter & Gamble, and in program outreach and funds development at Women Helping Women. Rouster founded and

was president of the Young Professionals of Women Helping Women, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has also served as Development Chair for the Cincinnati Association of Volunteer Administrators Board of Directors. Since 2010, Patty Wolff, an electrical engineer, is security director for dunnhumbyUSA. Her career has included engineering management positions at Procter and Gamble, Hewlett-Packard and the Kroger Co. She is an Edgewood, Ky., resident, and parent of a 2003 Springer alumnus. “Springer changed our lives,” Wolff said. “I always felt I wanted to give back more than I was able to. With my children in college, now is the time.”

Wooden boat stars in Mariemont employee’s new children’s book Mariemont City School District building project manager and future Mariemont High School assistant principal can now add publisher and editor to her list of accomplishments. Kathy Ryan is part of a team of people that are creating a series of children’s books about wooden boats, with “Larry the Lyman Becomes a Star” as the premiere book in the series. “There are no books about antique wooden boats, and kids don’t have any way to find out about

this hobby or these particular boats,” said Kathy. “Not only are we educating children about these historic boats, we put a life lesson in each book, and we teach kids about boat and marine guidelines and safety.” “Larry the Lyman Becomes a Star” is about a Lyman pleasure boat that wishes he was faster like some other boats he sees on the water, but, when an emergency arises he discovers that he has talent and is special too. A Lyman is a wooden boat that is most famous

for the use of the lapstrake planking design on the sides of the boat, where the planks lap one edge over the other. They are also primarily known for their mahogany decks and painted hull sides. The book is available on the Antique and Classic Boat Society website,, at the Antique Boat Center in Evendale, or through direct purchase from Kathy Ryan at Mariemont High School. The book retails for $18.

The upper elementary children of Mercy Montessori meet actors after a live performance of "Accidental Friends" by The Playhouse Touring Company. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park cast and crew performed in the East Walnut Hills school's auditorium and answered student questions during a session at the conclusion of the play. Pictured meeting actors are, in back, Kevin Percival, Rachel McKeon, Jamal Crowelle and Betsy Rosen from The Playhouse; in front are JP Normile (Terrace Park), Cara Nestor (Clifton), Drake Cooper (Hyde Park), Trinity Bailey (East Walnut Hills) and Grace Yi (Anderson). PROVIDED

SCHOOL NOTES Pacelli open house

The Cardinal Pacelli all-school open house is 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27. The event is open to all interested in touring the school. Those seeking a guided tour should meet in the school office.

Dean’s list

Thomas Becker was named to the dean’s list at Northern Kentucky University for the fall/winter semester. Becker graduated from Summit Country Day in 2011. His parents are Cammie and Will Becker and he lives in Mt. Lookout.

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Mariemont contends for CHL title

By Nick Dudukovich

MARIEMONT — The youth movement on the Mariemont High School girls basketball team has a lot to do with the Lady Warriors’ turnaround season. After going 8-13 last season, this version of the squad is in first place of the Cincinnati Hills League with a mark of 11-4 (though Jan. 18). The Warriors dropped their first three games to start the year before ripping off 11 consecutive victories. The fact there are key freshmen contributing to the team’s success, might lead casual observers to believe there’s a lack of experience on floor. And while freshmen, such as Hannah Krieger and Olivia Griffith, might not have a ton of varsity minutes under their belt, they’ve played extensive

minutes at the AAU level. “The competition from AAU has really prepared them for the CHL,” said Warriors’ coach John Weilbacher. “There’s really four kids playing AAU ball and Mariemont hasn’t had that for a few years.” Krieger recently opened up a lot of eyes with a 30-point performance during Mariemont’s 51-48 victory at Taylor Jan. 9. Krieger is the team’s leading scorer, and is averaging 10.5 points per game. “Hannah’s made a tremendous impact,” Weilbacher said. “She’s always trying to get to the rim and force the action.” Her freshman teammate, Griffith, is averaging 7.7 points and 2.6 assists per contest. The squad’s also getting contributions from sophomore Julia Whittelsey, who is third on the team is scoring with 8.7 points.

At forward, 5-foot-10 junior Meredith Garrison is proving to be a force around the basket. Garrison is second on the team in scoring with 10.4 points per game. Her 4.3 blocks per contest are a league best. At the halfway point, the Warriors have suffered some injuries along the way, but have been able to battle through, thanks to the effort of girls such as junior Ally Croll and sophomore Haley Jacobs, according to Weilbacher. While the squad’s winning streak came to an end with a 1point loss to Wyoming, Jan. 12, the Lady Warriors remained in the driver’s seat. “(Winning the CHL) is one of our goals we set to start the year. The Wyoming loss hurt, but we still control our own destiny,” Weilbacher said. “It would be a great accomplishment, being so young and being able to do that…”

Mariemont sophmore guard Julia Whittelsey, right, is part of the youth movement that has the Lady Warriors competing for the CHL championship. FILE PHOTO

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Nick Dudukovich and Scott Springer

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Girls basketball

Top teams

» Summit’s boys basketball team kept its No. 1 spot in the Associated Press’ Division III state poll for the week of Jan. 14. In Division I, Walnut Hills dropped two spots to No. 4 in the Division I poll.

Boys basketball

Kodey Jackson (24) of Walnut Hills blocks out Milford’s Cy Overbeck as David Irby (13) takes the other side during their early January game. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Eagles have landed

» Walnut Hills took down La Salle 67-48 on Jan.15 as seniors D.J. Wingfield and Isaiah Johnson had 19 points each. » Withrow beat Woodward 59-35 on Jan.18 as senior Timothy Coleman and junior Darius Cannon each had 14 points. » Mariemont defeated Wyoming, 59-50, Jan. 18. Terry Sparks scored 16 points Reid Mahorney and Matt Steward each had 12. » Summit cruised past Badin, 77-39, Jan. 15. Junior guard Antonio Woods led the team with 16 points. The Silver Knights beat Clark 71-54 Jan. 18. Kevin Johnson scored 20 points. » Cincinnati Country Day beat Seven Hills, 62-44, Jan. 11. Trent Babb scored 18. The squad followed up with a 57-55 win over Bethel-Tate Jan. 15




» Withrow beat Butler 50-38 on Jan. 12. Xasha Cohen, Brie Starkey and Siri Huey all had 10 points for the Lady Tigers. » Walnut Hills came back from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Kings in overtime Jan. 16, 46-43. Freshman Areille Varner had 15 points. » Summit continued to control its destiny in the MVC with a 40-33 victory over North College Hill Jan. 16. Izzie Englehart scored 12 points. The squad finished out the week and improved to 12-1 with a 58-21 victory over CHCA Jan. 19. » Mariemont stayed in first place of the CHL while improving to 12-4 after earning a 73-15 victory over Finneytown, Jan. 19. » CCD earned a win 54-37 victory over Finneytown Jan. 14. Cassie Sachs scored 26 points. Sachs continued to pace with Indians with a 24point effort in CCD's 53-38 victory over Seven Hills Jan. 16.

Swimming and diving

» The Clark Montessori swim team won the Orange and Black meet in Springboro Jan. 12. Every team member See HIGHLIGHTS, Page A5

Walnut Hills boys fly away from competition By Scott Springer

WALNUT HILLS — They are arguably the most talented group to have laced up the sneakers for the Walnut Hills Eagles. With an undefeated record in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference and a sparkling new gym, the stars appear to have aligned for coach Ricardo Hill. “I tell the guys it’s the time of their life,” Hill said chuckling. “It doesn’t get any better than this.” Even in close games within the ECC, the Eagles eventually fly away. Just this month, Walnut Hills was up 33-25 at the half against Milford and pulled away after a 21-4 fourth quarter to win by 19. Against Anderson, it was also

Walnut Hills senior D.J. Wingfield looks for an open teammate for the Eagles. The Ohio University commit is among the top five in the ECC in scoring and field-goal percentage. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

33-25 at the half and the Eagles eventually won by 37. Glen Este trailed by just three at the break and was defeated by 23. Kings actually held a 30-27 halftime lead before the Eagles came to life with a 25-2 third quarter. Analysts like Clark Kellogg from CBS March Madness fame call it “spurtability.” “Eventually we hope our pressure and our depth will play

a big factor in the game,” Hill said. “Upping the tempo from what they played in the past has been a big key for us.” Hill was an assistant on recent Walnut Hills teams and took the lead seat on the bench this season. Based on tournament observations, he felt the Eagles were falling in the postSee EAGLES, Page A5

St. Ursula’s Sarah Wildermuth, left, had a team-high 30 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs fell to Notre Dame Academy, 55-43, Jan. 16. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS



St. Ursula’s Backherms wins ‘Respect the Game’ award St. Ursula Academy announced the 2012-2013 winner of the “Respect the Game” award that recognizes individuals who display good sportsmanship, ethics and integrity in high school sports and/or co-curricular activities. Ohio High School Athletic Association presented SUA Music Department Chair Kathy Backherms of Montgomery with the 2012-13 “Respect the Game of Life” Award for her work with the choral and music program, which supports so many activities at school. The recipient of the Respect the Game award can be a coach, educator, parent, official or even a person from outside our SUA community. They just need to embody the qualities of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity in their

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season to teams that played faster. Accordingly, he adapted what former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson made famous in the ’90s. The defensive pressure was coined, “Forty minutes of hell.” “There you go!” Hill said. “Instead of the 40 minutes, it’s 32 minutes!” An example of the Eagles’ constant torment is that three players are in the top five in the ECC in steals. Hill’s own son, Ricardo, leads the team, followed by 6-foot-6 D.J. Wingfield and another senior, Sterling Gilmore. In terms of veteran ex-

St. Ursula Academy Principal Craig Maliborski, SUASO member and sophomore Lindsay Tatman of Madeira, award winner, and St. Ursula Music Director Kathy Backherms, St. Ursula President Lelia Keefe Kramer and St. Ursula theater educator Allison Hinkel celebrate Backherms’ Respect the Game award. THANKS TO JILL GREVER CAHILL

work in the school. Backherms has shown dedication to SUA and its programming through her commitment in many areas, especially her lead-

ership of the SUA Music Department, the St. Ursula Academy Vocal Ensemble and St. Ursula Symphony Orchestra. Her musical ensembles perform

in the school, at athletic and co-curricular events, in competitions and in other area venues outside of the school. “Kathy is a beautiful

perience, the Eagles have 12 seniors on the roster. Their regular rotation goes 10-11 deep. Many on the squad would’ve played more minutes elsewhere, but selected Walnut Hills for the combination of athletics and academics. “To win a championship, you’ve got to be lucky,” Hill said. “You have to be able to play multiple styles. It doesn’t hurt us to have that big 6-9 monster down there to throw it in to if someone slows us down.” Hill is referring to his 280-pound senior center Isaiah Johnson, who typically records a doubledouble for the Eagles. The Akron Zips commit has actually seen his rebounding numbers go down, but only because the Eagles

have added 6-foot-10 seniors Jordan Tyson and Wingfield this season. They also have 6-foot-6 senior Kodey Jackson. In the prep land of 6foot-3 centers, the Walnut Hills layup line is as intimidating as they come. The most dangerous Eagle might be Wingfield. As has been well documented, he is the son of former University of Cincinnati standout Dontonio Wingfield. Three inches shorter than his father, the future Ohio Bobcat is a slightly different player. “He has the capability to play the one through the four position,” Hill said. “He can do it all. His biggest asset is his ability to see the floor. He sees the play develop before it develops.”

For the remainder of 2013, the proverbial target is firmly affixed to the back of the Walnut Hills jerseys. Hill has also upped the ante on the schedule as the Eagles have had recent non-conference games with La Salle, Sycamore, a New Jersey powerhouse and Princeton in less than a week. “It’s exciting,” Hill said. “We’ve been getting great fan support. The alumni have been coming out. The guys are loving it.”


example of ethics and integrity. She demonstrates it through her actions and passes it on to her students,” said SUA Principal Craig Maliborski. “We thank Kathy for her dedication and for her many contributions to our SUA community.” SUA is committed to ethics and integrity in athletics and all co-curricular activities and rewards good sportsmanship. The school has a formal Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committee that sets the standards and selects the award recipients. In fact, St. Ursula is the only GGCL school in Cincinnati to have received the prestigious Harold A. Meyer Sportsmanship Award by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and has won it seven consecutive years.

SIDELINES Racquetball tournament

The top-ranked women racquetball players in the world will descend on CourtHouse Fitness Center, 8229 Camargo Road, Madeira, Jan. 25-27, as part of the Wilson Tour for Hope. This is a Tier 1 stop on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour. Players will battle for the tournament purse of $10,000 in LRPT Pro-Singles Division. This multi-tiered event will include a full amateur event, offering singles and doubles competition for all levels. The Wilson Tour for Hope will also serve as a charitable event to raise funds for the Cris Collinsworth ProScan fund, providing mammograms to local women in need. Kerri Wachtel of Oakley will vie for the title. She is ranked fourth in the LRPT, and has played racquetball since she was a junior at Indian Hill High School. Play starts at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25. Quarterfinals begin Saturday, Jan. 26, and the final is noon, Jan. 27. For more information, call 271-3388 or email,

Isaiah Johnson of Walnut Hills goes up for a hook shot for the Eagles. Johnson is the second-leading scorer in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference and the top rebounder. He signed to play at Akron in November. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

SCORE A BIG WIN WITH YOUR FAMILY Wear your favorite team attire and check out free Super Bowl Saturday fun at all participating neighborhood YMCA of Greater Cincinnati branches on Saturday, January 26, 2013 in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Check out numerous programs for kids and adults, along withsummercampandchildcareopportunities.Bringyour workout clothes; try out the latest fitness equipment and group exercise classes, or pack your swimsuit and relax in one of our refreshing indoor pools.


JANUARY 26, 2013

Cardinal Pacelli’s golf team - comprised of boys and girls in the sixth, seventh and eight grade - celebrate a successful season, ending the year with an 8-1 record in their conference matches. As a result of this outstanding record, they won the National Conference and the East Division of the National Conference. From left are Oliver Stutz, Davis Lipp, Jack Worrall, Matt Burk, George Mitchell and Coach Niesen. Not pictured are Owen Quinn, Michael Brown, Brock Browning and Meaggan Niesen. THANKS TO RACHEL MILLER

Highlights Continued from Page A4

scored in the meet. The Cougars racked up another win in a tri-meet with Cincinnati Country Day and Summit Country Day Jan. 15. » Walnut Hills sophomore Tino Bernard was second at the UC Diving Invite on Jan. 16. » At the Southwest Dis-

trict Classic Jan. 19, St. Ursula sophomore Emily Englehardt took second in the 50 breaststroke. Teammate Abby Englehardt was fourth in the same event. Kaitlyn Ferrara was fifth in the 500 freestyle. Mariemont sophomore Claire Gilmore was fourth in the 200 freestyle, while Mac Lews represented the boys with a fifth-place finish in the 400 IM.

Boys bowling

» Walnut Hills beat Anderson Jan. 15 as junior Karl Schottelkotte rolled a 415. The Eagles again defeated Anderson Jan.16 as Kyle Chase had a 429 series.

Girls bowling

» Walnut Hills beat Anderson by six pins on Jan. 16. Junior Claire Schottelkotte had a series of 278.





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Wood fires can be harmful to health While it may be cozy to sit by the fire on a cold winter’s night, consider the effects on air quality before lighting a fire. Wood-burning produces smoke containing fine particles called particulate matter (PM) that can affect the lungs and heart. Long-term PM exposure can cause a variety of health issues such as: » Aggravated asthma » Decreased lung function » Irregular heartbeat » Development of chronic

bronchitis » Increased respiratory symptoms, including irritation of the airways, coughing and Megan difficulty Hummel breathing. If you do COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST choose to use a fireplace, always use dry, well-seasoned wood to reduce the amount of

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Should the U.S. leave a small number of troops in Afghanistan after 2014, when the current NATO combat mission ends, or should it remove all troops, known as the "zero-option"?

“I am a little hesitant to answer this question, because I do not have the expertise that is needed to make the decision. My inclination is to vote for pulling everyone out. We will never make Afghanistan like the US, and our people are in danger from terrorist attacks over there all the time. “We cannot police the entire world, even though sometimes I wish we could do that in places like Syria, Iran, Mali, and even Pakistan. We are not going to eliminate the threat from radical Islam, no matter what we do because their basic goal is world domination, for what they consider a 'worthy cause.' “All we can do, if we remove our troops, is pray and hope for the best.” Bill B.

“If a large amount of troops has done no good why would we leave a small amount of troops? Afghanistan is a hellhole and will always be. We need to get our troops out of harms way today, not in 2014.” D.D.

“I don't think it will make any difference whether America leaves troops in Afghanistan after 2014 or pulls every soldier out tomorrow. Regardless of what America does Afghanistan will revert to Taliban control and its current leader Karzai flees that nation with billions of dollars plundered from its treasury and reaped from the opium trade. “Hasn't it occurred to anyone that since George W. Bush supposedly restored Democracy to Afghanistan that Karzai has been its only ruler? It fits the same pattern as Egypt, the former Soviet Union, Cuba, Panama and other nations that we falsely believe to be democratic. “All that is accomplished is a new dictator takes over and the abuses and plunder continue unabated. Why have our soldiers die for that?” R.V.

“Ideally I would want all those troops to come home. I have special reason for this sentiment. My nephew, a U.S. Army Lt. (82nd Airborne) currently in Ranger School, is scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan late 2013-early 2014. “However, I think we need a base of support there for monitoring. My fear is that al Qaeda

PM released. If you are burning outdoors, check with your local fire department to determine your community’s regulations. Where you live may determine whether you can burn. Certain items can never be burned including: » Garbage » Materials containing rubber, grease and asphalt » Materials made from petroleum (such as tires, cars and auto parts, plastics, or

plastic-coated wire). Open burning pollutes the air we breathe. Even small fires can emit harmful chemicals. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency works with government agencies, businesses, communities and citizens to achieve and maintain healthy air quality for Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Southwest Ohio. The Agency is a division of the Hamilton County De-

partment of Environmental Services which also encompasses the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. For more information, visit the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency online at or interact with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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


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will return to set up training camps and pick up where bin Laden left off. I wish I knew of a decent exit strategy.” T.B.

“If the combat mission ends, it ends. Get our troops out of there and put a cap on it!” O.H.R.

“My opinion is that the zero option is the only option. This has been the longest war in U.S. history. It has left many military families shattered by death of family members and multiple deployments of their loved ones. The U.S. public is largely uninformed and at worst apathetic towards the war.” “It is time to give the military personnel a peace and reprieve from fighting, especially in a country that can never be united or brought to a peaceful governmental solution.” I.P.

“I would say NO to the ‘zero option,’ but also there are two very important groups of people who should be asked about this before anything is definite. “Our troops in Afghanistan should be asked, not a suit in Washington; and the women and children of Afghanistan should be asked, not Karzai who is only interested in his poppy fields.” S.N.

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Kelly Horan of Mt. Lookout, Tina Hawking of Mt. Lookout, Diane Brown of Hyde Park and Peggy Mossbarger of Hyde Park serve as volunteers on the 2012 RetroFittings Committee. The Committee put in many hours throughout the year planning and organizing the one-of-a-kind event. Hawking served as Chair of the committee and the event. THANKS TO ERIC YOUNG

Resolve to recycle more in the new year

In 2013, why not try a resolution that will better the environment and the economy? Recycling conserves energy, saves natural resources, reduces pollution and creates jobs. If you do not already recycle, you can start today. The first step is to get a bin or find a recycling drop-off location. For more information on your community’s recycling program, call the Recycling Hotline at 513-946-7766 or If you already recycle, use the New Year to improve upon your good habit. While you probably already recycle pop cans, plastic bottles, newspaper and milk jugs, some items are often forgotten. Remember you can also recycle: » Shampoo bottles » Salad dressing bottles » Contact solution bottles » Ketchup and mustard bottles » Liquid laundry detergent jugs » Jelly, tomato sauce, pickle, and salsa jars

» Empty aerosol cans (remove tips) » Magazines » Junk mail » Paper towel and toilet paper Holly cores Christmann » Tissue COMMUNITY PRESS boxes GUEST COLUMNIST Items such as Styrofoam, aluminum foil, pie pans, takeout food trays, plastic bags and yogurt cups currently cannot currently be recycled in curbside recycling programs. Many of these items can still be recycled at a variety of outlets. » Plastic bags can be recycled at area stores such as Kroger, Meijer, Lowe’s, WalMart, Rempke Biggs or other locations » No. 5 plastic tubs (including yogurt containers) can be recycled at Whole Foods Market » CFL bulbs can be recycled at Lowe’s, Home Depot and Park + Vine

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Please refer to our website,, or call the Recycling Hotline at 9467766 for a complete list. You can also resolve to recycle more by participating in our free electronic waste and yard trimming drop-off programs beginning in the spring. Be on the lookout for more information visit our website or call the Recycling Hotline at 946-7766. The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services which also encompasses the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency. For more information, visit the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District online at, call 9467766, or interact with us on Facebook and Twitter. Holly Christmann is the program manager for the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.

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Taking the



he Terrace Park Environmental Group conducted its first Polar Bear Plunge on New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. Steve Early, Terrace Park resident and one of the founding members of the group, came up with the idea. One of the goals of the Terrace Park Environmental Group is to celebrate the beautiful natural environment, so why not plunge in the Little Miami River? More than 25 participants and even more spectators attended the event. After the plunge there was chili, hot chocolate, commemorative medals and T-shirts.

Parker Sullivan tries to get warm after plunging into the icy water. THANKS TO HESTER SULLIVAN

This was his idea. Steve Early, and another founding member of Terrace Park Environmental Group came up with the idea for the Polar Bear Plunge on New Years Day. THANKS TO SUE PORTER

Max Geers dresses as Baby New Year for the Terrace Park Environmental Group Polar Bear Plunge, New Year's Day. THANKS TO HESTER SULLIVAN

Wyatt Stratton and Angela LeMay take the plunge during the Terrace Park Environmental Group's New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge. THANKS TO HESTER SULLIVAN

Some plungers get in and out a little more quickly than others during the Terrace Park Environmental Group Polar Bear Plunge. THANKS TO HESTER SULLIVAN

Emily Parker, another founding member of Terrace Park Environmental Group, and her son, Sam, host the Polar Bear Plunge. THANKS TO HESTER SULLIVAN

Seth Greene is all smiles despite the chill after participating in the Polar Bear Plunge to benefit the Terrace Park Environmental Group. THANKS TO HESTER SULLIVAN

Meagan Majchszak bundles up after taking the Polar Bear Plunge for the Terrace Park Environmental Group. THANKS TO HESTER SULLIVAN




Art & Craft Classes

Literary - Bookstores

Imagery + Pendants: Fused Glass Jewelry, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students experiment with range of glass friendly decals to create imagery on wearable pendants. No experience necessary. $50. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. Pinterest-In-Person Craft Time, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Time for creative people to get together to craft and share ideas. Tables and chairs available. Bring supplies. Free. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

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

Drink Tastings European Winemaker Stars, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Paired wine tasting featuring Hadley Corpus of Vanguard Wines. Hors d’oeuvres by Two Chicks Who Cater. Music by Ed Oxley, jazz violin. $19.75. Registration required. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; Madisonville.

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

Nature Animal Tales, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Moonlight and Magnolias, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, David O. Selznick, famed Hollywood producer, has a problem. He’s three weeks into shooting his latest historical epic, "Gone with the Wind," but the script just isn’t working. He locks himself and two others in his office for five days until they have a screenplay. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Youth Sports Pre-School Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Playground atmosphere indoors. Unstructured playtime for parents and pre-schoolers. Ages 4 and under. $2. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. Through March 28. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, JAN. 25 Art & Craft Classes Introduction to Kilnformed Glass, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students guided through comprehensive look at kilnforming techniques through five different projects, glass cutting 101, safety, temperatures, kiln schedules and more. $195. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings

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. 25. No class Feb. 18. Parents and toddlers participate together in variety of songs, games and art activities. $40, $30 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

"The Travelling Jekyll and Hyde Show," performed by Playhouse in the Park, is coming to the Woman's Art Club Cultural Center form 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, at The Barn, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Mariemont. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. by Emma Welch. The play is recommended for ates 11 and up. A $2 donation is suggested. Call 272-3700, or visit THANKS TO DEBORAH RIDGLEY Ribbon Cutting Untapping, 6-8 p.m., Remke-bigg’s Hyde Park, 3872 Paxton Ave., New Growler Station in wine department. Colonel De’s personal chefs preparing entrees and working with Rivertown brewery to put together menu to complement beers featured on tap. 25 cents per beer sample. 619-5454. Oakley.

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Music, poetry, etc. All material must be family-friendly. Free. 474-0123. Anderson Township.

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

On Stage - Theater Moonlight and Magnolias, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Traveling Jekyll and Hyde Show, 7-8:30 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Live music at 6:30 p.m. by Emma Welch. Tiny theater company attempts and hilariously fails to tell the infamous tale of the scientist who splits his good side from his evil one. Recommended for ages 11 and up. $2 suggested donation. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 272-3700; jekyll_and_hyde. Mariemont.

Recreation Friday Fun Club, 9:30 a.m.noon, Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Session 1. Weekly through Feb. 22. Games, arts and crafts and other activities. Children introduced to classroom atmosphere that encourages social skills development. Session 1: $65, $55 residents. Session 2: $55, $45 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. Through March 1. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, JAN. 26 Art & Craft Classes Introduction to Kilnformed Glass, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, $195. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. January Family Open House: Kilncarved Snowflakes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create hanging snowflakes in glass with process of kilncarving: using fiber paper to create relief in glass. $15. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

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

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Topic: Preventing Complications. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg,

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

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

On Stage - Theater Moonlight and Magnolias, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

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

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

SUNDAY, JAN. 27 Dining Events Baked Potato Dinner, 6-8 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Wernle Boys Home in Indiana. Includes baked potatoes with toppings, salads, desserts and beverages. $5, $3 ages 11 and under. 474-4938. Anderson Township.

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

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

Music - Rock Tom Keifer, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Vocalist for the band Cinderella. $20, $18 advance. 731-8000; Oakley.

Nature Winter Tree ID, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, A naturalist will lead a walk along the Seasongood Nature Trail to look at buds, branches and bark to help

Monday Meals, 6-7 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Community meal. Free, donations accepted. 474-4938. Anderson Township.

Youth Sports


certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 271-5111; Madisonville.

Religious - Community

identify trees in winter. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Moonlight and Magnolias, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Recreation Tennis Classes, 4-5 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Through March 3. Eyehand coordination, racquet skills, basic strokes and scoring. Indoors. Bring racquet. Also, Tennis for Intermediates. $69. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 5566932; Anderson Township.

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

MONDAY, JAN. 28 Dance Classes Ballet Theatre Midwest Bring a Friend Week, 5-8 p.m., Spencer Township Hall, 3833 Eastern Ave., Free trial class for new/ prospective students only. Programs for all ages children through adult. Free. Presented by Ballet Theatre Midwest. 520-2334; Columbia Tusculum.

Education Women’s Self-Defense, 7-9 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Hands-on workshop on ways to minimize chances of becoming a victim and maximize chances of surviving an attack. Ages 15 and up. $25, $20 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Garden Clubs Greater Cincinnati Rose Association Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Grandin Room. Speaker, Dr. Sandra Eisele, presents photos and highlights from World Federation of Roses Convention held in South Africa October 2012. Meet Greater Cincinnati gardeners who grow roses and enjoy learning about rose gardening. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Rose Association. 708-2546; Fairfax.

Health / Wellness TriHealth Women’s Services Van, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Group Health Anderson, 7810 Five Mile Road, Digital screening mammography. Registration required. Presented by TriHealth Women’s Services Van. 569-6777; Anderson

Tumbling Programs, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Ages 10 months to 8 years. Sessions run for six weeks and classes are 45 minutes long. Registration required. 527-5026; Fairfax.

TUESDAY, JAN. 29 Dance Classes Ballet Theatre Midwest Bring a Friend Week, 5-8 p.m., Spencer Township Hall, Free. 5202334; Columbia Tusculum.

Education Home Alone, 6:30-8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Two-day course instructs children how to handle real-life situations and everyday hazards. Ages 10-13. $35, $25 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30 Art & Craft Classes

through March 13. Learn proven, research-based skills that address communication, discipline, decision-making, relationships and self-control. $325. Registration required. 272-2800. Madisonville.

Recreation Little Nature Nuts, 10-10:45 a.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Belle of the Beech Shelter. Theme: Hibernation Station. Parents participate outdoors with their children. Ages 2-5. $10, $7 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelve-step fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 324-0568. Hyde Park.

THURSDAY, JAN. 31 Benefits Pancake Party with Miss Ohio, 8-10 a.m., IHOP, 4825 Marburg Ave., Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and IHOP kick off National Pancake Day celebration early. Miss Ohio Elissa McCracken on hand to flip and serve pancakes and greet guests. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Free, donations accepted. 731-3666. Oakley.

Dance Classes Ballet Theatre Midwest Bring a Friend Week, 5-8 p.m., Spencer Township Hall, Free. 5202334; Columbia Tusculum.

Education Home Alone, 6:30-8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, $35, $25 residents. Registration required. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

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

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

Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Drawing and Painting from a clothed model. $120 per session of four classes. Reservations required. 259-9302. Mariemont.


Clubs & Organizations

Art Openings

Pinterest Party, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 3210 Madison Road, For Jewish women, ages 21-35 and ladies of No Boyz Allowed. Use Pinterest for inspiration to recreate some of the hottest crafts that have been posted. Dinner and drinks provided. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 373-0300; Oakley.

The Barn Painters, 6-9 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Oil paintings by emerging artists that study with Cincinnati artists Jan Boone and Ron Johnson. Landscapes, still life and portraits from more than 20 different painters. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Give Me Some Sugar: A Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Artists create romantically relevant artwork in a variety of media: clay, glass, metal, wood, fiber, paper and mixed-media; with a wide range of styles that creates a dynamic collection. Exhibit continues through Feb. 28. Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Dance Classes Ballet Theatre Midwest Bring a Friend Week, 5-8 p.m., Spencer Township Hall, Free. 5202334; Columbia Tusculum.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., More info on Tammy’s Fitness Party on Facebook. Presented by Tammy’s Fitness Party. 315-1302. Anderson Township.

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

Parenting Classes Proven Parenting Classes, 6-8:30 p.m., The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, 5050 Madison Road, Emery Room 101. Weekly

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

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

Dance Classes Ballet Theatre Midwest Bring a Friend Week, 5-8 p.m., Spencer Township Hall, Free. 5202334; Columbia Tusculum.

Health / Wellness TriHealth Women’s Services Van, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Group Health Anderson, Registration required. 569-6777; Anderson Township.



Comfort foods offers quick, easy meals For the past several days, I’ve been testing recipes for classic stews, including chicken fricassee and beef bourguignon. I’m in the tweaking stage for a beef stew that has an olive butter swirl in it. When it gets to the “oh my gosh this is perfect” stage, I’ll be one happy cook. Meanwhile, Rita your reHeikenfeld quests have been RITA’S KITCHEN for anything but long-cooking, gourmet food. I agree it’s good to have meals that are quick, appealing and not budgetbusting. Here’s some to try.

Quick sloppy Joes

For the mom who wanted to make a barbecue-type sandwich for her preschooler but didn’t want something real spicy. This freezes well. This is good on slider buns topped with slaw for Super Bowl parties as well. Or put in a fondue pot and serve with Frito scoops or tortilla chips.

1 pound lean ground beef 1 ⁄4 cup diced onion or more to taste 1 diced bell pepper (optional) 12 oz. bottle chili sauce Brown sugar to taste: Start with 3 tablespoons and go from there

Sauté beef, onion and bell pepper until beef is cooked. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a gentle boil, lower to a simmer for a few minutes.

Ellen’s orzo-roni

Ellen Mueller is my Greek cooking buddy at Jungle Jim’s. We teach

Lebanese/Greek menus together and joke that our moms and aunts are up in heaven arguing about whose food is better. Here’s a comforting pasta dish that Ellen says her girls, Maggie and Alex, ask for on a regular basis. “Better than the boxed stuff,” she told me. Orzo is rice-shaped pasta sometimes called rosemarina. 1 ⁄4 cup butter 1 small onion, finely diced 1 garlic clove, minced 4 oz. sliced cremini mushrooms 1 cup orzo 4 oz. spaghetti broken into thirds 4 cups low sodium chicken broth 3 tablespoons chopped parsley Salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in skillet. Add onion and sauté until translucent. Add garlic and cook another minute. Add mushrooms and cook until soft and juices have released. Add orzo and spaghetti and coat well with butter. Add broth, stir, bring to boil. Cover and reduce to simmer. Simmer 15 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed. Add parsley and season. Ellen says it will be a little saucy, which is what you want.

Blender banana bread

This is the most moist and delicious banana bread I’ve made in a long time. I have a “tastes like Bob Evans” banana bread recipe on my blog (Cincinnati.Com/blogs) that uses half as much butter as oil, along with buttermilk, and that’s a good one, too. The one thing I will tell you, though, is for any banana bread to taste good, the bananas have to be really ripe, like

black-speckled ripe, for the bread to have a good, sweet banana flavor. If you don’t have a blender, you can do this by hand. 3 very ripe bananas whirled in blender to make 1 cup puree 1 cup vegetable oil 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 11⁄2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup walnuts, chopped in blender (optional) Little bit of sugar for sprinkling on top (optional)

Brush a loaf pan with soft butter or spray with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To puree in blender add oil, eggs and vanilla. Whirl until blended. Whisk flour, sugar, soda, salt and nuts together in bowl. Pour banana mixture over dry ingredients and mix just until blended. Don’t over mix. Pour into pan, sprinkle with extra sugar, and bake 45 minutes or so until center springs back when lightly pressed. Cool on rack a few minutes before removing from pan.

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Refrigerate or freeze ripe bananas! The skin will turn black, but inside will be creamy yellow. Mix nuts with flour mixture so they stay suspended in your baked goods and don’t sink to the bottom. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.





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The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati issued a call to women artists to submit two or three dimensional art for their juried show. The exhibit will be April 7-21, at the Woman’s Art Club and Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Mariemont. Only digital submissions are accepted. Awards total $3,000. Early Bird deadline is Feb. 15. Final deadline is March 1. The prospectus and complete details for entering the show are available on line at To receive a hard copy of the prospectus, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to Marge Wasielewski, 10814 Stockbridge Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249.


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BUSINESS NOTES Chiodi, Sicotte appointed

Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern) has announced new executive appointments in human resources. Kim R. Chiodi will be the new senior vice president of human resources. Luc P. Sicotte will be vice president, field human resources, succeeding Chiodi. Chiodi joined Western & Southern in 1982 as a manager of training and personnel research. She left to pursue a career in consulting in 1995 and returned as vice president, field human resources, in 2008. Chiodi earned a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology


nate to have Kim’s talents at Western & Southern overseeing recruiting, human resources managers, associate relations, associate services, security and food services.” Prior to joining Western & Southern, Sicotte served as vice president, human resources, for Lennox International in Richardson, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Education in Adult Learning from the University of Ottawa. Sicotte and his wife, Jacquie, are relocating from the Dallas area to Hyde Park. They have two grown sons.


from the University of Akron and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Xavier University. She lives in Oakley with her husband, Nick Beck. They have three children. “Kim’s knowledge of our organization and our human resources infrastructure will provide a seamless transition in leadership,” said John F. Barrett, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Western & Southern. “We are fortu-

Barone promoted

The Fifth Third Bancorp Board of Directors recently promoted Evva Barone of Mariemont to Officer. Barone is a senior information technology auditor. She joined the Bank in 2010 and graduated from Miami University, where she studied accountancy. Barone is a member of the Greater Cincinnati chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. She lives in Mariemont.

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