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Nearly 200 graduates, friends and supporters of the University of Notre Dame recently gathered for the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s 38th annual reverse raffle scholarship fundraiser.

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Artsy weekend Columbia Tusculum will become an arts haven Saturday, Feb. 11, as three local centers open their doors for the annual Arts Sampler weekend. The Ballet Theatre Midwest, the Irish Heritage Center and the New Edgecliff Theatre will host a variety of events beginning at 11 a.m. “It’s really going to be a fun day, and it’s not just for the Irish,” said Maureen Kennedy, co-founder of the Irish Heritage Center. “It’s a whole familyfriendly day full of art and entertainment.” Full story, A2



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Columbia Twp. opposes annexation By Rob Dowdy

COLUMBIA TWP. — Newtown recently voted to annex a portion of Columbia Township, and township officials are not taking the issue lightly. During a special meeting Jan. 31 meeting, township trustees discussed the annexation of 233 acres, which Newtown approved during its Jan. 24 meeting. Most of the acreage Newtown voted to annex is owned by the Hamilton County Park District and lies in Anderson Township. The village also annexed property owned by Little Miami Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Little Miami River, the Hamilton County Park District’s Little Miami Golf Center and Bass Island Park on the south side of the Little Miami River and Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, and the former Heritage Restaurant, 7664 Wooster Pike, on the north side of the river. Hahana Beach, a sand volleyball facility with a bar and grill, hosted the 2011 U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball in September. The facility is owned by Bob Slattery. Columbia Township Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp said he’s not as concerned with Slattery’s businesses leaving the township as he is about what could potentially happen next. “My fear is everything connected to his property is up for grabs,” he said. “There’s nothing at this point from stopping Newtown from going up and down (state Route) 50 at this point." Several days after the meeting, Township Administrator Michael Lemon released the township’s official statement which said that the township attempted to reach out to Newtown to discuss the annexation, but “Newtown refused to meet with township officials to discuss alternatives in lieu of annexation.”

Bob Slattery recently bought the former Heritage House restaurant in Columbia Township and then requested the property be annexed into the village of Newtown. ROB DOWDY/STAFF According to the statement, ditional security, “extraordi“Columbia Township believes nary maintenance assistance” this proposal resulted from during beach volleyball tournaNewtown’s inability to ments at Hahana Beach successfully develop and and helping Slattery obto grow its own business tain county permits community and to imneeded to open the busiprove its financial ness in a timely fashion. strength.” At the conclusion of Lemon noted during the special meeting, the meeting his frustraLangenkamp hinted tion with the village’s acthat the township could tions, considering the two Lemon accrue “legal expenses” communities, along with because of the recent Fairfax, are members of the Lit- annexation. tle Miami Joint Fire and Jennifer Sivak, comRescue District. The munications manager for statement goes farther, the Park District, said the questioning whether the annexation “will affect a township wants to supportion” of the Little Miport the district when ami Golf Center. She said one community is atemployees at the center tempting to “annex anwill pay income taxes to other member’s territoNewtown. ry and the very sources Langenkamp Newtown approached used to help pay for the the Park District in April, district.” 2011, and the Board of The Columbia Township Park Commissioners reviewed statement also takes issue with the annexation proposal and deSlattery’s actions, noting he and clined the invitation to be anthe township worked together nexed . “over five years” to aid his busi“Being annexed by Newtown ness in opening by providing ad- offers no direct advantages or

disadvantages to the Hamilton County Park District,” said Jack Sutton, the executive director of the Hamilton County Park District. “With this type of annexation (the park district) really doesn’t have a voice in it and there is really nothing the park district can do about it.” Newtown released its own statement on the annexation, outlining its reasons for making the move. The statement notes that Slattery approached the village about annexing his properties along Wooster Pike and that Little Miami Inc. joined the petition because it “determined that being in the village provided unique opportunities to protect the river.” Newtown’s statement says the village considered the interests of neighboring jurisdictions before making the move to annex along state Route 50, which is why it chose to use an expedited type 2 annexation. This type of annexation allows those properties to remain in their current jurisdictions while also paying income taxes and receiving services from Newtown.

City is considering cul-de-sacs in Oakley By Forrest Sellers

Valuable lesson Valentine’s Day brings back memories of Rita Heikenfeld’s first real box of candy. Her boyfriend, Jim, came with two velvet heart-shaped boxes of Brach’s candy from the corner drug store. One was for her and the other for her mom. She learned a valuable lesson: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for sweethearts! Full story, B3

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OAKLEY — An option to convert three Oakley streets into cul-de-sacs may be one step closer to implementation. Representatives with the Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering will meet with residents on Arbor, Atlantic and Hyde Park avenues in February to discuss converting their streets into culde-sacs. This meeting will be specifically with residents whose property would be impacted by the conversion of the streets into cul-de-sacs. The cul-de-sacs are an alternative suggested by members of the group Save Oakley Near Rookwood to help alleviate potential traffic issues associated with the Rookwood Exchange. The proposed Rookwood Exchange is an expansion of Rookwood Commons and will include a hotel and 16-screen movie theater, which is expected to open in the fall. Rookwood Commons and Pavilion is located on Edmondson Road in Norwood. Save Oakley Near Rookwood formed shortly after the development was announced. Members of the group have expressed concerns about patrons of the development driving down the residential streets instead of main roads. During a fall meeting of the Oakley Traffic, Safety and Pedestrian Friendliness Subcommittee, supervising engineer Bryan Williams with the Cincinnati De-

Bryan Williams, center, supervising engineer with the Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering, speaks with Oakley residents during a fall meeting of the Oakley Traffic, Safety and Friendliness Subcommittee. During the meeting residents had asked the city to consider installing cul-de-sacs on several Oakley streets. Also shown is Oakley Community Council member Craig Rozen, left. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

partment of Transportation had said converting the streets into cul-de-sacs could be problematic because of loss of property. At the time, he said the option would be investigated further. “I’m excited the city has heard the desires of the Oakley residents and has formulated a plan to implement those (recommendations),” said Craig Rozen, an Oakley Community Council board member and head of the Traffic and Safety Subcommit-

tee. Rozen said the cul-desacs are an effort to minimize the impact of traffic associated with the new development. “I’m just happy with the fact it’s moving forward,” said Oakley resident Scott Frey Whitlock about the consideration of cul-de-sacs. Whitlock, an Arbor Avenue resident, would be one of the property owners directly impacted by the conversion of the street into a cul-de-sac. “We know if we don’t close off the streets we are going to be bombarded with cut-through traffic,” he said. “By controlling the traffic we think we can also dramatically reduce crime.” Tom Frey, an Oakley Community Council board member and one of the organizers of Save Oakley Near Rookwood, said he is also glad the cul-de-sac option is being considered. “I’m glad (the city is) listening to the citizens,” he said. “Save Oakley Near Rookwood wants cul-de-sacs. There isn’t any other viable option.” Rozen said the next meeting of the Traffic and Safety Subcommittee will follow up on discussions with the residents about the cul-de-sacs. The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave.



Columbia Tusculum part of Arts Sampler weekend By Lisa Wakeland

Columbia Tusculum will become an arts haven Saturday, Feb. 11, as three local centers open their doors for the annual Arts Sampler weekend. The Ballet Theatre Midwest, the Irish Heritage Center and the New Edgecliff Theatre will host a variety of events beginning at

Children will get the chance to dance with performers following the program at Ballet Theatre Midwest in Columbia Tusculum. AMANDA DAVIDSON/STAFF

11 a.m. “It’s really going to be a fun day, and it’s not just for the Irish,” said Maureen Kennedy, co-founder of the Irish Heritage Center. “It’s a whole family-friendly day full of art and entertainment.” The Irish Heritage Center, 3905 Eastern Ave., will have arts and crafts for kids beginning at 11:30 a.m., as well as painting,

drawing and similar opportunities for adults. There is also an art exhibit featuring work from local and Irish artists that shows the beauty of Ireland, Kennedy said. During the sampler day, actors will tell fairy tales, folklore and other stories, and the Irish American Theater Company will conduct a play reading for all ages. The center will be


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Another weekend, another sampler The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center will host an open house beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Art instructors and other artists are invited to hold demonstrations in the classroom with their chosen media. The gallery will also feature an exhibit of children’s artwork. The center is located at 6980 Cambridge Ave. in Mariemont. Visit for a full schedule.

open for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and both the tea and pub rooms will be open during the Arts Sampler day, Kennedy said. Down the street, the Ballet Theatre Midwest, 3833 Eastern Ave., will conduct two special performances of “Diamonds are Forever,” beginning at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Director Nancy Fountain said the dance will be in two movements, diamonds and hearts, and will feature music from composers Karl Jenkins and Jim Brickman, respectively. “It’s very sculptural and we’re very excited those will be together in one performance,” Fountain said, adding that the audience will likely be familiar with Jenkins’ music, which has been used in DeBeers commercials. The New Edgecliff Theatre is hosting an open rehearsal for its upcoming production of Conor McPherson’s “St. Nicholas” beginning at 1 p.m. in the Columbia Performance Center, 3900 Eastern Ave. The Macy’s Arts Sampler is sponsored by ArtsWave and will be conducted on three weekends, Feb. 11, Feb. 25 and March 10. Visit for a full schedule.



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Mariemont sets 2012 capital budget By Lisa Wakeland

Mariemont has set its list of permanent improvements for 2012. Council members allocated money for everything from a new police cruiser to trees during a recent Committee of the Whole meeting. The list was originally $54,400 more than what was available, but Councilman Cortney Scheeser recommended using some funds from the reserve that were set aside for an addition to the municipal building to help cover the difference this year. “I would like to see us renovate and improve this building, but not add to it,” he said. “There is no shortterm need for an addition.” Councilman Dennis Wolter said there is not much additional space in the municipal building, 6907 Wooster Pike, and it is not handicap accessible. Virtual storage of paper documents, Scheeser said, would free up a lot of space and village officials could work on a plan to add an elevator to the building later. Council members voted to use some of the reserve to cover this year’s overage and transfer some funds from the municipal building addition to the reserve for a fire truck. Council will need to approve this year’s $421,000 permanent improvement budget at a regular meeting. Here’s what else is on the list for 2012: » $50,000 to the reserve for a new aerial ladder truck. The village has been setting aside money for

this purchase for years, and the new fire truck will likely cost taxpayers more than $750,000. » $90,500 for the maintenance department. Maintenance Superintendent John Scherpenberg said he wants to replace a pickup

truck that’s been having issues. » $36,000 for the police department to replace a cruiser and install a camera system in one of the vehicles. » $35,000 for the fire department to replace the

thermo-imaging camera. » $36,800 for recreation. This includes equipment replacement for the tot lot playground, resurfacing of the practice tennis court and emergency funds for the pool if something breaks.


» $80,000 for the first phase of the West Street parking plan, which includes around 80 new spaces between Mariemont Elementary, the Mariemont Executive Building and the Strand dining and retail complex.

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New Clark Montessori school instills student pride By Forrest Sellers

HYDE PARK — Clark Montessori Junior and Senior High School Principal Rupa Townsend said she feels a sense of peace walking into the new building. Townsend said it fits perfectly with the Montessori philosophy which says “that we take care of our environment.” The students have a sense of ownership and pride in their surroundings, said Townsend. This sense of pride was evident during the Jan. 17 dedication ceremony for the new building at 3030 Erie Ave., which opened its doors in August. Cincinnati Public Schools had the new building constructed to incorporate energy-efficient standards ranging from a “green” roof to capture and retain rainwater to the installation of rain gardens and bioswales throughout the site. Materials recycled from the demolition of the previous building on the site were even used in the construction of the new building. For several years the students and staff used the Jacobs Cener in Winton Hills while the new building was constructed. Planning for the new building began four years ago. During this time Cincinnati Public Schools was involved in discussions with some of the ad-

jacent neighbors who objected to the original design plan. An agreement was reached and ground was broken in the summer of 2010. The facility cost $18 million and is more than 102,000 square feet. “I think any time you have a pleasant space in which to learn it boosts everyone’s morale and motivation,” said Bruce Weil, a teacher at the school and chairman of the Instructional Leadership Team. Weil said he especially likes the courtyard which was incorporated into the design. Clark, which is the first public Montessori high school in the nation, has 660 students in grades 7 through 12. “It’s a great learning environment,” said eighth-grader Jamiera Lunsford, of Western Hills. “The new technology and kids make it a great environment.” Classmate Felicia White, of North Avondale, agreed. “I like the open space on the junior high floor,” she said. “It’s easy to find out classes.” Townsend said she is a firm believer that a school is more than just the building itself. It’s the parents, students and staff, she said. However, she said the new building has made a difference. “It has a lot of impact,” she said. “It gives the students a sense of pride.”

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St. Ursula ball includes high-ticket prizes St. Ursula Academy will conduct a night of fun and merriment 5:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 11, during its annual action. The theme for the St. Ursula Academy Ball this year is Puttin' on the Ritz. The St. Ursula Academy Ball will take in the St. Ursula Academy Gymnasium and Convocation Center on the St. Ursula campus, 1339 East McMillan St., East Walnut Hills. A red carpet will welcome guests. St. Ursula Academy Ball chair-couple Casey and Mark Guilfoyle, of Edgewood, Ky., will host the evening that begins with cocktails and a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. followed by a gourmet dinner, live auction, and dancing. Some of the big items up for

Mark and Casey Guilfoyle are the St. Ursula Academy Ball 2012 Chairs. THANKS TO JILL CAHILL

bid this year include a 2012 Seadoo, vacations in Siesta Key and Hilton Head, and tickets to the NCAA Sweet 16 and Elite 8 in Atlanta, Ga.

Guests can again bid electronically with a high-tech handheld device called Bid-Pal. The personal devices will offer each guest a handheld device

pre-loaded with every auction item - item description, value, bid increments, and donor information. Guests can browse the silent auction area, view items on their personal Bid-Pal, and bid from anywhere at any time during the event. "This high-tech way to bid gets rave reviews and adds a whole new level of fun to the event," said Rose Stertz, special events coordinator, who plans all of the St. Ursula Academy Ball and related events for St. Ursula. The Grand Raffle for St. Ursula Academy Ball, which is St. Ursula's 32nd annual auction, will be a 3-year lease on a 2012 Toyota Prius or $10,000 cash. Raffle tickets can be reserved by calling 961-3410 ext. 147 or through the secure website at

Ursuline raffle winner may choose one of three cars or $15,000 cash Ursuline Academy announces the kickoff of its annual car raffle. The drawing will be April 27, and the winner will choose among three cars that are not a lease offer, but full ownership of the car. The three cars from which the grand prize winner can choose are a Mazda 3, VW Jetta, FIAT 500C, or they may choose the $15,000 cash option. Nine additional $100 prizes also will be awarded. To learn more or purchase a ticket go to Tickets are $50 and 2,500 tickets will be sold. For additional information, phone order or a brochure request call Ursuline’s event director Lori Haines at (513) 791-5794 ext. 1218 or email All proceeds benefit the educational tradition of Ursuline Academy, allowing us to prepare the young woman for college and beyond by nurturing her soul, intellect, heart and imagination. “Anyone who visits our campus in Blue Ash can quickly see what our amazing young women are learning and becoming. They are high academic and fine arts achievers, championship athletes and dancers; and they are giving back to their community by serving those in need

Ursuline students promote the school's auto raffle, holding sign, junior Courtney Arand of Mason and sophomore Maddie Graumlich of Terrace Park; back, junior Jackie Andrews of Liberty Township and sophomore Emma Meyer of Maineville. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG throughout the school year. Our students are grounded in faith and nourished by a loving community of educators who truly

care for each and every student. Ursuline Academy is a truly wonderful place for young women to grow and prepare for col-

lege and beyond. This type of fundraiser supports their educational experience at UA,” Haines said.

Ursuline announces Morgan Judd '11 Scholarship In less than two months since her sudden death Dec. 6, an endowed scholarship has been established in the name of the much-loved Morgan Judd, who graduated in 2011 from Ursuline Academy. “Our family has been profoundly touched by the outpouring, love and support of the entire community. Ursuline was such a special, formative part of Morgan’s life, and continues to be an incredible blessing to all of us. We are honored by the opportunity to perpetuate her legacy of grace and compassion by offering a scholarship in her name,” says Morgan's mother, Leigh Judd. Since Morgan's death, Ursuline has received gifts from 51individuals or groups, and others have made contributions to a fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. The Morgan Judd '11 Scholarship is an endowed fund created by the Judd family. All endowed funds must mature for one year prior to being awarded, but the Judd family would like to have a UA student

recipient for the 2012-13 school year; therefore they have made a gift to the school for a one-year expendable scholarship. Said Morgan's father, Jerry Judd: "Morgan truly loved Ursuline, especially her wonderful relationships with friends and teachers. We are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of future Ursuline women through the spirit of our sweet angel Morgan." Morgan, who lived in Hyde Park, was a freshman at Wake Forest University where she performed and competed in dance, and studied business. She was an exceptional dancer at Ursuline as well, and performed at numerous events that called for her talent in ballet, tap, clogging and other dances that she had been doing since seventh-grade. A student at The Studio for Dance in Blue Ash, Morgan and her dance team competed and performed throughout Ohio, including dancing with the Cincinnati Pops, other venues, and in Windsor, Canada. In addition to dance, Morgan

was a fine student who was an AP Scholar with Distinction and she earned several college scholarships. She was well liked by her teachers and peers who considered her a kind and genuine friend, someone who had a contagious smile and kindness she generously shared with others. In addition to her studies, dance and other activities she also cared about those in need by participating in community service both at Ursuline and in WinstonSalem where her college was located. “Morgan was a young woman of great strength and grace. Her smile was a welcome sight to everyone she encountered. We are grateful to the Judd family for allowing us to be a part of Morgan’s life and we are thankful that her legacy will live on at Ursuline Academy, ” Ursuline President Sharon Redmond said. Anyone interested in contributing to the scholarship may do so by contacting Ursuline Development Director Tim Ranaghan at (513) 791-5794 ext. 1222 or The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday, Feb. 11. Winner need not be present. All proceeds from the St. Ursula Academy Ball goes to the Academy's general fund and helps to support St. Ursula's educational programming and provides aid for deserving young women from the Tristate area to attend St. Ursula Academy. Tickets for the evening are $110 per person and can be ordered by contacting the St. Ursula Academy Ball office at 9613410 ext. 147. For further information please contact Stertz at 961-3410, ext. 147 or visit the St. Ursula Academy Ball website at for information about the event and raffles.

Mariemont student third in nation on exam MARIEMONT — Mariemont High School students scored among the top in the nation in end of course exams in the High School of Business program. In the program’s third year at Mariemont High School (2010-11), Jack Stautberg placed third in the nation on the Principles of Management end of course exam and tied for second on the Principles of Marketing exam. In 2009-10, Stautberg placed first in Ohio and second nationally on the Principles of Business exam. Geoffrey Bruno scored first in the nation on the Marketing end of course exam as a sophomore. Geoffrey said the “real world” projects have helped him the most, especially the advertising project for DECA. DECA is a co-curricular business club providing students an opportunity for developing leadership and business skills in addition to providing many corporate college scholarships. High School of Business is a college-prep program in which students take a series of business administration courses during their four years of high school. The High School of Business instructor at Mariemont High School is Debbie Baas.


Melissa Brasel, a senior business and economic major at the University of Delaware, was recently named to the fall dean’s list.

Dean’s list

Hannah Hart, Erin Hickey and Katherine Riffe, all of Hyde Park, were named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for the fall quarter. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of 3/5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the dean’s list.

Dean’s list

» Wilmington College senior Patrick Carroll of Mount Lookout was recently named to the fall semester dean’s list. » Mitchell Caslavka was recently named to the dean’s list at Creighton University for the fall semester. » Amir Rezayat of Terrace Park was recently named to the dean’s list at Wake Forest University. » Elizabeth Grimm of Hyde Park was recently named to the fall semester dean’s list at Western Kentucky University.

Faculty honors

Morgan Judd

Gwendolyn Schoch recently received faculty honors for the fall semester at Trinity College.





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Eagles count on Counts in the pool By Scott Springer —

WALNUT HILLS — Their pool looks like secret hangout where the retirees in “Cocoon” found eternal life. Such is the charm of one of the area’s oldest and most prestigious high schools, Walnut Hills. To boot, the Eagles’ in-ground is only 20 yards long. Needless to say, Gregory Lynch’s swim team can execute a flip turn with the best of them. Those skills and others were evident this season as the boys team was 9-1 in dual/tri-meets and the girls were a perfect 10-0. In the Fort Ancient Valley Conference meet, the Lady Eagles took second Jan. 28 at Miami University, with the boys finishing fifth. “I’m very happy with the wins and losses this year,” Lynch said. “We had good competition with Loveland. We beat Oak Hills’ girls for the first time since I’ve been here.” Though his girls didn’t face No. 1 Turpin during the season, Lynch was elated with the Lady Eagles’ runner-up finish. “We were always not in the mix of the bigger teams and now we’re kind of breaking through,” Lynch said. “It’s been a long road, but now we’re seeing the results

Grace Counts of Walnut Hills is attempting to return to the state meet where she competed in the 200 and 500 freestyle a year ago. that we’ve been trying to get to.” Lynch has built the Walnut Hills program through several baby steps: They started a junior high team a couple years back as a feeder program; they put an identifiable logo on their swim caps; and they added a banner. Things are looking up in the lower portions of the historic building where “tornado shelter” signs are evident. Much like their “Hoosiers-like” gym, the old facilities will be replaced soon under aggressive changes in the Walnut Hills infrastructure. Bulldozers and dirt will soon give way to competitive venues. “Next year, we’ll have a 25yard pool,” Lynch said smiling. The feature swimmer for the Lady Eagles is senior Grace Counts, a state participant last season in the 200 and 500 free-

Mariemont mat men ready for 2nd season By Nick Dudukovich MARIEMONT — While the turnout for the Mariemont High School wrestling team wasn’t what head coach Rodney Cash had expected this year, the Warriors have received stellar efforts at several weight classes. Cash believes his team has given a steady effort this winter, as the squad has experienced the highs and lows of the regular season. For instance, Cash thought his team would perform better during January’s Madeira Invitational. The team entered the contest with the expectation that every wrestler would place – it didn’t happen. But just a week later, the squad vindicated itself by placing every wrestler at the Valley View Invitational, Jan. 14. Leading the Mariemont mat men at 138 pounds is James Tecoo, who is 24-2 with 15 pins on the season



Mariemont’s James Tecco, left, could pick up a number of wins come posteason time, according to head wrestling coach Rodney Cash. GEOFF BLANKENSHIP/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Zachary Fisher of Walnut Hills races to the finish in the butterfly for the Eagles. THANKS TO GREGORY

through Feb. 2. Tecco has reached the finals of every tournament and took second at Valley View. If Tecco, who was named MVP of the Wyoming dual meet earlier in the season, can continue to train and get in shape, Cash believes the senior could pick up some wins during the postseason tournament. “He’s got a shot of going to state and possibly being a placer,” Cash said. For Cash and company, the postseason tournament will be serve as the climax of the season. “That’s what it’s all about. That’s what we are trying to work toward and we’re getting them focused on competing well at the end of the year,” Cash said. “We’re looking to get a good showings at the league meet, and then get ready for sectionals.” Other wrestlers who could make an impact during the postseason include See WRESTLE, Page A7

Walnut Hills swimmers Nate Simon, left, Grace Counts, center, and Andrew Tengen get together at a recent Eagles' meet. THANKS TO GREGORY LYNCH

style. Practicing for those events in the current pool can be tedious. “It’s a lot of laps,” Lynch said. Counts currently owns the FAVC’s best time in the 200 individual medley and is third in the 200 and 500 freestyle. Replacing that production will be difficult when Counts moves on to an asyet-to-be-named Division III school to swim. “She’s going to be missed,” Lynch admitted. “We have a lot of underclassmen that are really good and some incoming freshmen from the junior high team.”

Amrian Johnson is also in her final year at Walnut Hills and has made significant improvement. “She specializes in the 100 fly,” Lynch said. “She doesn’t swim year ’round, but she does swim on a synchronized swimming team.” Bailyn Hogue and Riki Drout are also seniors, as is versatile Jillian Hassel. “She’s a good utility person,” Lynch said. “She’s a good at shorter events.” Hassel’s freshman sister, Keira has also provided the Lady Eagles with some competitive

times. For the Walnut Hills guys, Nate Simon and Ben Ghosh are seniors, but the most productive has been junior Zachary Fisher. “He’s going to be probably swimming 50 free and either the 100 free or 100 back at the sectional meet,” Lynch said. Fisher is fifth in the league in the 100 backstroke, sixth in 100 butterfly and eighth in the 50 free. Sophomore Andrew Tengen is also a top 20 performer in the 100 fly and 500 free. Considering the academic demands of Walnut Hills, Lynch is pleased with the talent he’s attracting and expects it to improve as the facilities improve. “We’re getting more year ’round swimmers, but it’s not the norm yet,” Lynch said. “This is really a true high school experience.”

From left, along with parents and staff behind them, St. Ursula Academy athletes Natalie Besl (soccer, Savannah), Emma Lancaster (soccer, Purdue), Sarah Mazzei (track, cross country, Xavier), Mai Rottinghaus (soccer, Rio), Alex Short (soccer, George Washington), Natalie Smith (soccer, UC), Abby Weber (soccer, Duquesne), and Marisa Wolf (soccer, Ohio State) sign letters of intent Feb. 1. THANKS TO JILL CAHILL

Signed, sealed, delivered Area schools celebrated National Signing Day Feb. 1, the start of the initial NCAA signing period for football, field hockey, soccer, track and field, cross country and men’s water polo. Besides football, whose signing pe-

riod ends April 1, the other sports signing periods last until Aug. 1. These photos were either submitted or taken by staff. If you have additional photos, please send them to signingdayphotos

Mariemont senior Morgan Beck signed to play soccer with Miami University. Beck is ranked second in Mariemont history with 58 goals. She was 2011 Southwest Ohio Division III Player of the Year and named First-team All Cincinnati Hills League, All Southwest District, and All Cincinnati. In front, from left, are mom Edwina Beck, Hanna Beck, Morgan Beck and dad Robert Beck; back, coach Mike Haney, assistant coach Mike Hanley. THANKS TO BETSY PORST

Four Walnut Hills student-athletes signed to continue their careers in college Feb. 1. From left are Jason Stargel, Akron football, Livi Logan-Wood, Saint Louis soccer, Laura Rose, University of Cincinnati soccer, and Kenneth Davis, Robert Morris football. Davis was FAVC offensive player of the year, Stargel was FAVC defensive player of the year, Rose and Logan-Wood were first-team All-Southwest Ohio. THANKS TO WALNUT HILLS




tional Football Foundation’s banquet Feb. 28 at the Westin. Butch Jones, University of Cincinnati head football coach, will be the keynote speaker. The award is based upon the accumulation of points: Football achievement, academic achievement, and extracurricular and community activities.


» This week’s nod goes to Seven Hills’ Lauren Weems, who scored 30 points during the squad’s win over Lockland, Jan. 28.

Highlight reel

» What role does social media play in the recruiting process? Visit » Reporter Scott Springer caught up with Walnut Hills junior center Isaiah Johnson. Check out the video at

Boys basketball

» Clark Montessori buried Seven Hills 72-47 Jan. 27. Senior Max Hassel was high Cougar with 26 points. Clark Montessori held off Shroder 69-62 Jan. 31. Max Hassel led the Cougars with 22. » Summit defeated Cincinnati Country Day, 54-27, Jan. 28. Kevin Johnson had 13 points, while Michael Barwick netted 12 points. » Walnut Hills drilled Glen Este 93-62 on Jan. 27.

That’s My Boy

Sha’Khil Kelly of Withrow is one of the finalists for the annual “That’s My Boy” Award, which will be announced at the 45th Na-

Isaiah Johnson had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles. Walnut Hills pummeled Anderson 64-43 on Jan. 31 as junior center Isaiah Johnson hit for 22 points. » Withrow shredded Shroder 63-34 Jan. 27. Timmy Coleman topped the Tigers with 18 points. » Mariemont handed Deer Park a 66-42 loss, Jan. 31. Reid Mahorney led the Warriors with 15 points.

Girls basketball

» Seven Hills defeated Lockland, 68-59, Jan. 28. Lauren Weems had 30 points to lead the Lady Stingers, who improved to 10-3. The Stingers picked up another win with a 52-46 victory over Landmark, Feb. 1.Hillary Goldsmith had 19 points to lead Seven Hills. » Purcell Marian ripped

Roger Bacon 79-27 on Jan. 28. Freshman Maria Englert and senior Ayanna McKinney had 18 points each. Purcell Marian beat Clark Montessori, 63-42, Jan. 30. Ayanna McKinney popped in 20 for the Lady Cavaliers. » Mariemont defeated Batavia, 58-42, Jan. 30. Sophomore forward Meredith Garrison had 20 points to lead the Lady Warriors. » Maria Napolitano and Mackenzie Loesing each had 23 points as St. Ursula cruised to a 59-38 win over Mercy, Jan. 31. » Withrow whipped Western Hills 59-22 Jan. 31. Adriana Williams, Alexxus Paige and Lauren Drew all had nine points.

Girls swimming

» Mariemont captured the CHL league meet title,

Mariemont’s Hinebaugh feted

Members of the Ohio National Guard visited Mariemont High School Nov. 8 to present sophomore Hans Hinebaugh with a Cincinnati Player of the Week award. Throughout the 2011 Ohio fall sports season, this program recognizes outstanding high school football players for outstanding performances via a poll at Hinebaugh’s exceptional kicking performance during the Mariemont Warriors’ 50-12 victory over Deer Park Oct. 7 earned him that week’s recognition.

Flanked by Mariemont Athletic Director Tom Nerl and head football coach Tom Crosby, sophomore kicker Hans Hinebaugh receives his Cincinnati Player of the Week award from Sgt. Winkler of the Ohio National Guard. THANKS TO BETSY PORST

He connected on all six extra point attempts and scored two field goals on two attempts (29 yards and 33 yards). For the season, Hinebaugh was 33 for 33 on points after touchdowns and 3 for 3 on field goal completions. His longest field goal was 37 yards. He also had eight touchbacks on kickoffs. Hinebaugh was also be recognized at Paul Brown Stadium on Dec. 24. He is the son of Erika and Jeff Hinebaugh of Mariemont.

Jan. 28. Mackenzie Shelley (50 freestyle), Claire Gilmore (100 freestyle) and Claire Mongenas (100 breaststroke) all won individual events for the Warriors. » St. Ursula senior Emily Mosher won the GGCL Diving championship with a score of 264.55, Jan. 30. Coach Ann Gartner was named coach of the year at the league swimming championships, Feb. 1. St. Ursula finished second behind Ursuline. » Purcell Marian took third in the Greater Catholic League-Central at the GCL Championships Feb. 1. Erica Schomaker was named GCL Central coach of the year. Senior Anna Kinnen won the 200 and 500 freestyle, senior Liza Dadosky won the 200 individual medley and junior Emily Johnston won the 50

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a pair of freshmen named Dominick Butler and Riley Henderson. At 106 pounds, Butler, who actually weights 97 pounds, is 21-12 with nine pins. Henderson is 23-6 with seven pins at 126 pounds. At 182 pounds, Trevor Cash is 18-16 with 10 pins. Like Tecco, Rodney Cash believes that if Trevor continues to train, he might be able to have a successful tournament. Rodney added that Trevor could wrestle down in weight at 170 pounds for sectionals. At 220 pounds, David Quiambao is having a stellar sophomore sea-


Boys bowling

» Walnut Hills defeated Moeller Jan. 30, 2,5952,403. Kyle Chase had the high series with a 389. Walnut Hills beat Winton Woods 2364-2217 on Feb. 1. Chase led with a 381 series.

Girls bowling

» Walnut Hills downed Mount Notre Dame on Jan. 30. Kim Janitz led the Lady Eagles with a 343 series. Walnut Hills defeated Winton Woods on Feb. 1, 2,0751,394. Lauren Nurre rolled a 333 series for the Lady Eagles.

Tweets from the beat

» @MikeDyer: Withrow DE Bill Gover just committed to Marian College, says Withrow coach Jim Place son. He’s 20-3 with 14 pins and his three defeats have come against upperechelon competition, according to Cash. “He lost to some good kids, so we’ll see how he does,” Cash said. “He’s got a shot to maybe do something at the end of the year.” At 145 pounds, James Allen could also sneak up on competitors come postseason. Allen wrestled up in weight at 160 and 152 pounds He was an alternate at districts a season ago at 119 pounds. “He’s jumped quite a few weight classes and grown quite a bit and he’s starting to get used to wrestling bigger kids,” Cash said. Sectionals begin for wrestlers Feb. 17.

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CH@TROOM Last week’s question Should the Ohio General Assembly revoke the law that allows public employees to retire and then be rehired in their former job, a controversial practice known as “double-dipping”?

“Absolutely not. The terms of retirement for any employee in any occupation are separate from whatever that person decides to do AFTER he or she actually retires. If the person is eligible to be retire, and they wish to do so, then they should be allowed. What they do after that is nobody's business. In my own case, after I retired, I got a part time job in a different line of work, but if my former company had made an offer for me to continue to work either full time or part time, I can see no impropriety or immorality in accepting such an arrangement.” Bill B. “The general principle of earning a pension and retiring from one job is reasonable. Military people do it, and no one complains. “What does not pass the smell test is ‘retiring’ and coming back to the exact same job. “Social Security has a provision that if you retire early you lose some of your benefits if your next job pays over a certain amount. That general idea could be modified to make double dipping less profitable, particularly for replacing yourself. Of course, loopholes could be created by ‘changing’ the position ever so slightly, so that would need to be addressed too.” F.N. “No. There are far too many voices for ham-handed solutions to non-problems. The legislature needs to be encouraged to find a way to implement some oversight to ensure that a public benefit exists. We already have enough lawmakers who think they were elected to be bulls in a china shop. It obviously hasn't done us any good.” N.F. “I am a retired government employee but not a double-dipper. The media gives the impression that a double-dipper is cheating taxpayers but there are scenarios which show otherwise. “Suppose, after a long government career, you want to retire. Your employer wants to keep you a little longer (isn't it great to be appreciated?) but what incentive will keep you working longer? You can't get a raise because you're at the top of your career. So your employer is willing to hire you back after you retire which allows you to draw your pension and a paycheck. If the state thinks this is an evil practice that must be banned that's their prerogative, but there is no harm to taxpayers. “When it comes to elected employees, if a sheriff or other official retires, can the state tell voters they cannot vote for him anymore?” R.V. “Morality. Much of what we teach our children has to do with judging what 'the right thing' might be in any given situation. Too bad Americans have to make laws to govern those Americans who have little. This includes Congress.” K.P.




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“Revoke the law? Absolutely not! “As a former public employee, I have seen a lot of double dipping, and this just keeps someone else from either moving up into that position, or prevents new hires from having an opportunity. As double dipping continues, and it does despite the ‘laws,’ there are many laid off public employees who cannot get jobs because funds are used otherwise. In my opinion, no matter what job you retire from, please enjoy your retirement and let someone else step into your empty shoes!” O.H.R. “Public retirement benefits are earned by employer and employee payments to state retirement plans throughout their working years. Typically, the longer they work and the more they get paid, the bigger the benefits. “Public employees are generally not eligible to collect Social Security, even under their spouse's record. Upon retirement, the state plan begins to pay benefits based on the previous pay and work longevity history. Nothing that happens after retirement affects those benefits except death of the recipient. “Getting another job after the person begins to collect benefits should have no bearing on those benefits, even if it is the same job they had before. The benefits are already earned. If the employer wants to rehire the person, often at a lesser pay rate, why should it be anybody's business but the employer and the employee? “While it may be poor management policy because it denies younger employees the opportunity to advance, the public is not getting cheated. If a teacher retires and then gets rehired by the same school how is the public harmed? The school is going to fill the position, why not with someone experienced? Do we want our experienced retired public employees to go to work in northern KY instead? “I retired from Procter & Gamble at age 56. Why should I not be able to get another job, if I want to do so? Many private retirees do exactly that. What makes public employees different? F.S.D. “Yes, the law should be revoked. That double-dipper has deprived those on the ladder ‘beneath him’ of furthering their own careers and expertise in their particular field. “It leads me to believe that there is no one qualified or experienced in any organization or company to replace that double dipper.” Was not that person on the bottom rung of the ladder at one time?” W.H.M.



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St. Mary School teachers participate in Talents Unlimited Training. Lynn Huey, Talents Unlimited Inc. Coordinator spent two days at St. Mary School training a group of teachers in incorporating Talents skills throughout their curriculum. Newly trained Talents teachers that join the rest of the Talents trained SMS teaching staff include: Jennifer Moody (Jr. High Science teacher,) Donna Schafer (third grade teacher,) Kathy Greiner (technology teacher,) Tiffany Imbus (fifth grade teacher,) Pam Pompelia (Jr. High LA and Math teacher,) and Sean Laudeman (Jr. High Religion and Social Studies teacher.) THANKS TO BETH MOCK

Author: Recalcitrant Congress feigns phony pro forma session On Jan. 4, President Obama defied Republicans by appointing former Ohio Attorney General, Richard Cordray as the first ever consumer advocate and watchdog for the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In addition, the president named three appointees to the National Labor Relations Board. All four were recess appointments. Why did Congress fail to approve any of these nominations? The simple answer is they don't want the CFPB or the NLRB to function. The Republicans didn't like the legislation that passed into law the CFPB and the NLRB, so why would they approve individuals appointed to head these agencies? Citibank and the Chamber of Commerce, etc ... have had lobbyists at work reminding Republicans who finances their campaigns. So taking their marching orders, the Republicans have cho-

sen to obstruct. The CFPB and NLRB are agencies created by law. The president is the chief executive charged by the Constitution Richard with carrying Schwab COMMUNITY PRESS out the laws of the land. GUEST COLUMNIST In an attempt to prevent the president from his Constitutional right to appoint people during a recess, Congress goes into a make-believe, pro forma session. All are out of town, everyone agrees for weeks on end, no work is going to get done. And, they are just going to have somebody gavel to order and then gavel closed a couple of minutes later. What a sham. Presidents since George Washington have made recess appointments. President Bill Clinton made 139 recess appointments, and President George W. Bush made 171 recess appointments.

Recess appointments are authorized by Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution. On Jan. 6, the Justice Department backed President Obama's recess appointments. Their opinion was that in the context of the convening of periodic pro forma sessions in which no business is to be conducted, "the president has discretion to conclude that the Senate is unavailable to perform its advise-and-consent function and to exercise his power to make recess appointments." The president has come to the conclusion that he's not going to get anything out of this Congress. Republicans pretend to want to help out and work in a bipartisan way. They really don't want to. It’s just another masquerade. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is currently neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (

Author: Mayor’s mission vitally important Following the tragic murder of three Philadelphia boys last month, Mayor Michael A. Nutter urged a restoration of social order and responsible parenting. He scolded Philadelphia’s youth and their parents, as well as the murder suspect, telling them not to “act like idiots and assholes.” Though Nutter directed his words to Philadelphians, his message applies to the nation and especially President Obama. American out-of-wedlock births recently hit a record high of 40 percent, an unsustainable rate for any healthy community. Yet the president ignores family policy as a corrective for addressing the country’s widening social gap, despite quipping in 2008: “We need fathers to recognize that responsibility doesn’t end at conception.” Michael Nutter became the 98th mayor of Philadelphia on Jan. 7, 2008 – the third African-American mayor in the city’s history. Philadelphia has long suffered from corrupt politicians, record high school dropout rates, and rampant crime. The city’s homicide rate consistently ranks among the highest in the nation.

The poverty rate stands at 25 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city’s infant mortality rate is above 10 Trevor Shunk deaths per 1,000 COMMUNITY PRESS babies, accordGUEST COLUMNIST ing to Pew Charitable Trust, much higher than the national average of 6 per 1,000. Since Mayor Nutter’s inauguration, however, Philadelphia has seen the first population increase in 60 years. Graduation rates are up; homicides down. Mayor Nutter may be a local hero in Philadelphia for reforming its broken economy and education system; but his blunt approach to curtailing the city’s crime – and most importantly, assessing the underlying causes – has garnered national attention. In his famous 1965 report, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote of an “unmistakable trend” in American society: “A community that allows a large number of men to grow up in broken families, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship

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to male authority, never acquiring rational expectations about the future – that community asks for and gets chaos.” Mayor Nutter’s inaugural address two weeks ago emphasized these themes. It turned on a message of togetherness, personal responsibility, and especially duty – duty to oneself, to one’s family, and to one’s community. Booker T. Washington, the African-American educator and political leader of the late 19th and 20th centuries, wrote: “Character, not circumstances, makes the man.” Carrying the torch of Washington, Mayor Nutter has undertaken an educating role in his community. He has put character formation and stable family life at the nucleus of the city’s mission. He has become Philadelphia’s teacher. President Obama and the nation would do well to become his pupils. Trevor Shunk, a native of Loveland, is studying for the PhD in political philosophy and American government at Claremont Graduate University in California. He is the speechwriter for a Republican Assemblyman in the California Legislature.

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Dr. Bob Burger of Monfort Heights, Tim Flynn of White Oak, Tom Hogan of Mariemont and Jerry Weinle enjoy the evening at Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati's 38th annual reverse raffle scholarship fundraiser. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Notre Dame supporters raise $17,000 T

he spirit of the Fighting Irish was out in full force when nearly 200 graduates, friends and supporters of the University of Notre Dame gathered at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington for the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s 38th annual reverse raffle scholarship fundraiser. The excitement mounted throughout the evening as tickets were drawn and eliminated one at a time until only five of the original 245 tickets were left. The owners of the last five tickets agreed to join together and split the $8,000 grand prize. With the combined proceeds of the reverse raffle, a silent auction, live auction, and a basket raffle, more than $17,000 was raised for local scholarships and will be added to the club’s endowed scholarship fund. The Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati scholarship fund was originally established by Albert Castellini, a 1924 graduate of Notre Dame, and is one of the oldest and largest Notre Dame club scholarship funds in the country. In the early years, funds were raised through train trips to Notre Dame for football games and then for many years, the club held an annual holiday dinner/dance at a down-

Bebe and Dave DeVita of Lakeside Park, Ky., enjoy the evening events at the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati's 38th annual reverse raffle scholarship fundraiser. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Tom Tressler of Dent, Bill Morand, Lisa Rousseau and Dave Castellini of Kenwood enjoy the evening at the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati's 38th annual reverse raffle scholarship fundraiser. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT town hotel the last week of December. Since 1974, the Reverse Raffle has been the primary annual fund raiser for the scholarship fund. The fund has a current value of more than $2 million, and is comprised entirely of contributions from the club’s fund raising efforts plus individual donations, along with investment income. Nearly 30 local students are receiving financial aid to attend ND this year through the club’s scholarship program, with the combined aid totaling just more than $100,000. The steering committee for the 2011 reverse raffle included Jon Dannemiller, Paul Dillenburger, Mike Gearin, James Minutolo, Anjelica Nguyen and Pat Weber. Tom and Sally Tressler chaired the basket raffle and other volunteers included Matt Dietz, Ashlee Edgell, Maureen Gearin, Caitlin Kennelly, Mike McNamara, Larry Meixsel, Margot Minutolo, Rachael Poinsatte, Joseph Raabe, Sarah Ring, Mike Schmitt, Michelle Simon, Marcy Slack, Rebecca Traina and Courtney Weber.

Bobby Burger of Monfort Heights, left, Bob Burger of Western Hills and Dr. Bob Burger of Monfort Heights attend the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati's 38th annual reverse raffle scholarship fundraiser. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Carolyn Olis of Cheviot, left, and Mario and Amanda Presti of Fort Mitchell have fun at the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati's 38th annual reverse raffle scholarship fundraiser. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 9 Art & Craft Classes Young Rembrandts: Cartoon Drawing, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Weekly through March 15, Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Innovative, step-by-step drawing method to teach any child how to draw, regardless of artistic ability. Family friendly. $89, $79 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits For Arts’ Sake, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Eclectic display of paintings, photos, sculptures and mobiles by the 5300 Group, a local collection of artistic spirits who work in various media. Sculpture by Deborah Davidson, Bill Feinberg, Sue Kemp and Barbara Patterson; paintings by Carolyn Bjornson; photography by Virginia Cox; fiber art by Leslie Alexandria; and mobiles by Karen Feinberg. Free. 272-7200; Mariemont. Paintings by William McKendree Snyder (1848-1930): Landscape Painter and Veteran of the Civil War, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Includes paintings by Paul Chidlaw, Lewis Henry Meakin, Jack Meanwell, Charles Meurer, Henry Mosler, living artists and others. Exhibit continues through March 3. Free. Through March 3. 7917717; Fairfax.

Auditions The Boys Next Door, 6:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, please bring a current headshot and resume if possible. Free. Presented by Brieabi Productions. 746-1270; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Cincinnati Beer Week: Rivertown Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Keystone Bar & Grill Hyde Park, 3384 Erie Ave., Four-course meal featuring four of Rivertown’s craft beers. Ages 21 and up. $40. 321-0968; Hyde Park.

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

Health / Wellness Hearing Solutions Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Anderson Office, 7689 Beechmont Ave., Free hearing screening and evaluation. Demonstrations of new invisible hearing aid with hearing expert Tom Barnhart. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Hearing Solutions by Ellis-Scott & Associates. 248-1944. Anderson Township.

Literary - Libraries Introduction to eBooks Workshop, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Hyde Park Branch Library, 2747 Erie Ave., Learn how to use your home computer to search, borrow and download free eBooks from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s website. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4456; Hyde Park. Crafty Teens, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Oakley Branch Library, 4033 Gilmore Ave., Create beautiful valentine for that special day. Ages 12-18. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6038; Oakley.

Music - World Bua Concert, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Irish Music Awards’ 2009 Top Traditional Group. Quartet playing Irish traditional music. $15. Presented by Riley School of Irish Music. 549-3780; Linwood.

Schools Week-long Open House Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Goddard School-Anderson Township,

1280 Nagel Road, Meet degreed teachers and tour newly renovated school. Ages 10 and under. Family friendly. Free. 474-5292. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, FEB. 10 Art & Craft Classes LoveBlast: Wine Valentine Sandblast, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Design and create your own wine glass to be sandblasted using special Valentines Day materials. Includes drink on the house. Ages 21 and up. $15. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. Sculptural Bead Making: Valentine’s Day, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Explore new shapes by creating sculptural forms in your glass beads. Create original sculptural Valentine’s beads to give this year and learn sculptural approach to lamp-working. Some bead-making experience necessary. $80. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Art Exhibits Paintings by William McKendree Snyder (1848-1930): Landscape Painter and Veteran of the Civil War, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; Fairfax.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1 p.m.-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 14. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Sparkling Wines for your Valentine., Remke-bigg’s Hyde Park, 3872 Paxton Ave., $5 for five samples and snacks from deli and bakery. 619-5454. Oakley. Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Remke-bigg’s at Skytop, 5218 Beechmont Ave., Sample wines, cheeses, fresh fruit and deli specialties selected by our wine specialist. Ages 21 and up. $5. 231-0606. Mount Washington.

Health / Wellness Hearing Solutions Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Anderson Office, Free. Reservations required. 248-1944. Anderson Township.

Music - Concerts Ekoostik Hookah, 9 p.m. With John Mullins Band., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, $16, $13 advance. 731-8000; Oakley.

Music - Jazz April Aloisio, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, 561-5233. Mariemont.

Music - R&B Second Wind, 8:30 p.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., $10. 871-6789; Mount Lookout.

Music - Rock Jimmelegs, 10 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., $5. 8716249. Columbia Tusculum.

On Stage - Theater Blood Brothers, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Story of a single mother who, in financial hardship, gives away one of her two newborn sons and attempts to keep them from discovering one another’s identity. Pressures of superstition, economics and class collide in this musical which has been running on London’s West End for more than 20 years. For mature audiences only. $15; $12 students, seniors, and active military. Presented by Beechmont Players. 233-2468; Anderson Township.

Schools Week-long Open House Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Goddard School-Anderson Township, Free. 474-5292. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11 Art & Craft Classes Introduction to Kilnformed Glass, 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St.,

Students guided through comprehensive look at kilnforming techniques using range of glass forms, accessories and temperatures. Basics of safety, cutting, kiln schedules and glass compatibility, culminating in the creation of two large plates and loads of samples. No experience necessary. $150. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. February Family Open House: Valentines, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Families create original fused glass valentine and create glass art together. Custom valentine pattern sheets and glass accessories. No experience necessary. Family friendly. $15. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Learn age-old technique of waxing Ukrainian eggs. Bring six uncooked eggs. Free. 752-8539; Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits Paintings by William McKendree Snyder (1848-1930): Landscape Painter and Veteran of the Civil War, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; Fairfax.

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

Health / Wellness Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Information on variety or programs, classes and equipment. Complimentary tour and workout and free Tonics Spa & Salong gift certificate after tour. Chef samplings, ask-the-trainer, games and prizes. Family friendly. Free. 527-4000. Fairfax.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Dinner, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Candlelight dinner featuring choice of spaghetti or lasagna served with salad and bread sticks. Dessert and beverage also included. Door prizes and silent auction. Benefits Jamaica Mission Trip and Youth Fund. $25 couple, $15 single. Reservations required by Feb. 5. 231-4301; Anderson Township. Valentine Dining and Dancing, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Music, dining and dancing. Music by Jack Garrett and the Syndicate Orchestra featuring Kelsey Mira. Ages 21 and up. $30. Reservations required. Presented by The Queen City Supper Club. 280-2915; Oakley. HEART-On, 9 p.m.-3:30 a.m., Adonis the Nightclub, 4601 Kellogg Ave., $10 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up, free before 10 p.m. 871-1542; East End.

Literary - Crafts Card Making For Kids, 11 a.m.-noon, Mount Washington Branch Library, 2049 Beechmont Ave., Create valentines and other cards. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6033. Mount Washington.

Children ages 6-10 can explore African-American art through the story "My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden's Childhood Journey" at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Hyde Park Branch Library, 2747 Erie Ave., as part of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Black History Month celebration. Create a colorful collage in the style of this talented and original visual artist. The program is presented by Natalie Hager of the Kennedy Heights Art Center. Call 369-4456 for information. PROVIDED House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Tour facility, participate in any regularly scheduled group fitness classes and use any of the indoor facilities - including the indoor saline pool. Free. 5274000. Fairfax. Y WEEK Open House, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Carnival-themed events. Free. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 474-1400; Anderson Township. Week-long Open House Event, 10 a.m.-noon, The Goddard School-Anderson Township, Free. 474-5292. Anderson Township.

Special Events


Macy’s Arts Sampler, 1 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, 3900 Eastern Ave., Dance, theater, music and art. Open Rehearsal: St. Nicholas with New Edgecliff Theatre. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 333-8482; Columbia Tusculum. Macy’s Arts Sampler, 11 a.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Dance, theater, music and art. Featuring art and photography exhibits, art class, fairy tales and folklore, Irish tea time and staged reading of the one-act play "Love is in the Title.". Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 5330100; Linwood. Macy’s Arts Sampler, 11 a.m. Also takes place at 1:30 p.m., Spencer Township Hall, 3833 Eastern Ave., Dance, theater, music and art. Dance and Tea Party with Ballet Theatre Midwest. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 871-2787; Columbia Tusculum.

Remembering the 1937 Flood Exhibit, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, History Room, Lower Atrium. Story of the 1937 flood through a special exhibit based on scrapbooks and photos kept by Anderson Township families. Explore township history through photos, hands-on exhibits and artifacts. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114. Anderson Township.


Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30 a.m.-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.. Through Feb. 25. 583-1248. Hyde Park.


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Art Exhibits For Arts’ Sake, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-7200; Mariemont.

Maple Magic, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave., Learn how maple syrup is made. Demonstrations and tastings. Free. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 231-8678; California.

On Stage - Theater Blood Brothers, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, $15; $12 students, seniors, and active military. 233-2468; Anderson Township.

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To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Cardio Kick Boxing, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Anderson Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, third-degree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. $5. Through March 4. 293-0293; Anderson Township.

Allstar Jam Session, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Benefits Wilbert Longmire, singer and musician. 871-6789; Mount Lookout.



Art Openings For Arts’ Sake, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Eclectic display of paintings, photos, sculptures and mobiles by the 5300 Group, a local collection of artistic spirits who work in various media. Sculpture by Deborah Davidson, Bill Feinberg, Sue Kemp and Barbara Patterson; paintings by Carolyn Bjornson; photography by Virginia Cox; fiber art by Leslie Alexandria; and mobiles by Karen Feinberg. Exhibit continues through Feb. 19. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

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Holiday - Valentine’s Day Love, Peace and Charity’s Valentine Gala & Fashion Show, noon, 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Fashion show at 5 p.m. $30, $25 advance. 731-8000; Oakley.

Music - Religious Bach Vespers, 5:30 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Evening prayer featuring the Cincinnati Bach Ensemble continuo. 831-2052. Terrace Park.

Nature Love on the Wild Side, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. A naturalist will reveal the beauty secrets various animals use to help them find their perfect mate. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Blood Brothers, 3 p.m., Anderson Center, $15; $12 students, seniors, and active military. 233-2468; Anderson Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave., Twelve-step group. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc.. Through Feb. 29. 231-0733. Oakley.

MONDAY, FEB. 13 Art & Craft Classes School of Glass Kids After School: Imagining Monsters, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Draw monster in your imagination and create it using our fused glass components. Choose

whether your monster will stand or hang, and learn how to give it moving parts. Ages 6-9. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Art Exhibits Paintings by William McKendree Snyder (1848-1930): Landscape Painter and Veteran of the Civil War, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; Fairfax.

Education Junior High Self-Defense, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Lessons on awareness and protection. Physical self-defense explained and practiced. Grades 6-8. Family friendly. $25, $20 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

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

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Anderson Township. Motherless Daughters Ministry Event, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Weekly through April 30., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Life-affirming study based on the book "Motherless Daughters: A Legacy of Loss" by Hope Edelman. Book chronicles author’s brave search for healing following the death of her mother when she was 17. $35. Registration required. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. Anderson Township.

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

TUESDAY, FEB. 14 Art & Craft Classes Make and Bake: Valentine’s Frit Bowl, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create heart frit bowl. Students guided to create unique bowl made entirely out of coarse frit, using red, pink and opaline striker glass. No experience necessary. $20. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.



Special meal and a treat for Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day brings back memories of my first real box of candy. My boyfriend, Jim, came with two velvet heart-shaped boxes of Brach’s candy from the corner drug store. One was for me and the other for my mom. Pretty cool. I learned a valuable lesson: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for sweethearts!

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I enjoy meeting young people who are cooking simply for the love of it. Scott Bien, a West-side reader, does just that. As Scott told me: “While my education is in law, my passion lies in cooking.” I asked Scott to create an easy, but elegant, Valentine’s dinner. Scott’s philosophy is if you love the person you are cooking for and love what you are doing, you are already half way to a delicious Valentine’s Day dish. (He also shared a fabulous recipe for a mango chicken curry on my blog, Cooking with Rita, on

I met Susan Smith of Cakery Bakery at, of all places, my eye doctor’s office. Susan and best friend Danielle Forrester have a specialty pastry and cake business. (Check out their interesting journey on my blog). Susan’s mom made fancy aprons by hand for the girls. Susan and Danielle are sure to be successful since they bring glitz and a homespun touch to their unique creations. Check them out at or by calling Danielle at 513-2597756.

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Made from pork loin. The story goes that it was created years ago since pork was cheaper than chicken (Cincinnati being Porkopolis and all). The skewered meat is supposed to resemble a chicken leg. Scott gets his made at Humbert’s Meats on Winton Road. Humbert’s puts five one-inch cubes of pork on each skewer. Scott buys six skewers of pork and here’s how he makes them: Roll each in flour seasoned to taste with salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper and curry powder. Sauté in extra-virgin olive oil until all sides are golden but not cooked through. Wrap each with raw bacon and bake at 350 until bacon is crispy. Scott’s took about 60 minutes. I would check after 30 minutes because ovens vary.

light and fluffy. Slowly, add sugar, 2 cups at a time, until all is incorporated. Chill icing slightly before filling pastry bag and frosting cupcakes. Cover and store in refrigerator.

1½ cups sharp cheddar cheese

Makes 24 very moist cupcakes. 2 sticks slightly softened unsalted butter 2 cups sugar 8 oz. softened cream cheese 3 cups sifted cake flour 3 teaspoons baking powder

Ugly Tub? Before Scott Bien's Valentine's dinner features bacon-wrapped city chicken and smashed potatoes. THANKS TO SCOTT BIEN. ½ teaspoon salt 5 egg whites 1 cup of milk 2½ teaspoons vanilla

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25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool before filling and frosting.

center of the cupcake and use a baggie with the corner tip cut off.

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1½ cups frozen strawberries 1 tablespoon cornstarch ¼ cup sugar Pastry bag

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

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

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


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

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Ronald Kiner, born 1969, aggravated burglary, 3014 Paul St., Jan. 21. Marshall Mack, born 1968, assault, 4456 Erie Ave., Jan. 22. David Lee Culberson, born 1947, assault, 4456 Erie Ave., Jan. 22.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary 4804 Whetsel Ave., Jan. 14. Aggravated robbery 5828 Ridge Ave., Jan. 13. Breaking and entering 3620 Herschel Ave., Jan. 15. Burglary 1411 E. McMillan St., Jan. 15. 1411 E. McMillan St., Jan. 15. 5725 Sierra Park Place, Jan. 16. Felonious assault 2715 Lawndale Ave., Jan. 16. 2715 Lawndale Ave., Jan. 16. Theft

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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.





Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

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

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice being given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and th time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, Feb. 29, 2012, 1:00PM, 2950 Robertson Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45209, 513-631-0290. Jenice Marko 4308 Adams Rd Cinti, OH 45242 Furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip; Charise Rosemond 1712 Hewitt Ave Cinti, OH 45207 Boxes, bags, tires; Gerry Collier 3441 Wilson Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45229 Household goods, furniture, boxes, sporting goods, tools, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip, office machines/equip, account records; D.A. Welco Services, LLC 2692 Madison Rd #169 Cinti, OH 45208 Boxes, tools, appliances, construction equip, other; Susan Horn 3992 Simpson Rd Cincinnati, OH 45227 Household goods, furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip (electronics), clothes; Matt Bengal 9160 Countryview Ln Loveland, OH 45140 Household goods, furniture, boxes, sporting goods, TV’s or stereo equip; Jonathan Burbridge 11900 White Bluff Rd #1507 Savannah GA 31419 Household goods, boxes; Lori Clark 2317 Section Rd Cincinnati OH 45237 Furniture, boxes; Clifford Bush 4427 Brazzee St Cincinatti OH 45209 Furniture, boxes, appliances. 1001686762

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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Terry Detty, 38, 2021 Rushtown Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 5410 Ridge Road, Dec. 23. Juvenile male, 16, domestic violence at 5365 Ellmaire Drive, Jan. 8. Ronnie Lee, 39, 2280 Hillcrest Drive, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., Jan. 11. Rachel Taylor, 33, 4343 Beechmont Drive, disorderly conduct at 7227 Wooster Road, Jan. 9. William Hawkins, 28, 71 Bishop, drug possession at Ridge, Dec. 29. Darwin Weaver, 61, 6914 Montgomery Road, resisting arrest at 6920 Montgomery Road, Jan. 17. Daniel Young, 46, 4434 Lafayette Drive, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., Jan. 15. Dustin Service, 25, 4419 Greenlee, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., Jan. 16. Amber Benny, 24, 3756 Reading Road, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Jan. 15.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at 6916 Hurd Ave., Jan. 4. Assault, felonious assault Reported at 5633 Viewpointe, Dec. 22. Breaking and entering Vacant business entered and tools and wiring of unknown valued removed at 7664 Wooster Pike, Jan. 9. Rims valued at $1,200 removed at 3251 Highland Ave., Jan. 18. Business entered and removed currency from juke box at 7605 Wooster Road, Jan. 13. Criminal damaging Reported at 5301 Ridge Ave., Jan. 6. Walls and floors damaged at 5633 View Pointe Drive, Jan. 8. Criminal damaging Reported at 5634 View Pointe Drive, Jan. 16. Discharge firearm upon public road Reported at Red Bank Road exit, Jan. 15. Forgery

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B6 Reported at 5387 Ridge, Dec. 12. Theft DVD player valued at $50 removed at 5409 Ehring Drive, Dec. 22. $270 removed from account without consent at 6841 Windward, Jan. 12. $700 removed at 6923 Buckingham Place, Jan. 5. Outlets valued at $130 removed at 3400 Highland Ave., Jan. 1. Light bulbs valued at $101.91 removed at 3400 Highland Ave., Jan. 3. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 4004 Blaney Ave., Jan. 18.

FAIRFAX Arrests/citations

Justin Davis, 30, 6209 Murray, aggravated menacing, theft, Jan. 9. Christopher Case, 23, 7849 Camargo, theft, Jan. 10. Nikolas Wilkerson, 24, 4717 Settle Road, driving under suspension, Jan. 14. Douglas Matz, 40, 6314 Bedford Ave., domestic violence, Jan. 16. Marquis Harris, 24, 6206 Ridge Acres Drive, theft, Jan. 16. Justin Davis, 30, 6209 Murray, aggravated menacing, theft, Jan. 9. Christopher Case, 23, 7849 Camargo Road, theft, Jan. 10. Nikolas Wilkerson, 24, 4717 Settle Road, driving under suspension, Jan. 14.

Incidents/investigations Theft Tags switched on merchandise at Walmart at 4000 Red Bank

Road, Jan. 9. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $329.59 at 4000 Red Bank Road, Jan. 10. WII remotes, etc. taken from Walmart; $160 at Red Bank Road, Jan. 10. Domestic violence At Germania Ave., Jan. 8. At Watterson Street, Jan. 10.

Theft GPS unit taken from vehicle at 6612 Elm St., Jan. 5. Purse and I-Pod taken; $200 at 6950 Madisonville, Jan. 21.

TERRACE PARK Incidents/investigations Theft Candy taken at 120 Winding Brook, Jan. 12.

Information Tractor trailer damaged yard, mailbox and tree at Elm Road, Jan. 11.

MARIEMONT Arrests/citations Raymond L Davis, 26, 1312 Woodland, receiving stolen property, theft, knife possession, Jan. 5. Brian K. Johnson, 36, 6417 Bramble, receiving stolen property, Jan. 5. Shane Wingart, 27, 3542 Brotherton, drug abuse, obstructing official business, Jan. 16.


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