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Fairfax considers memorial for former mayor By Forrest Sellers

FAIRFAX — The village may honor a former mayor by installing a memorial. Ted Shannon, who served as mayor of Fairfax for 20 years, died in September. His last term as mayor was in 2011. Village Administrator Jenny Kaminer said council wants to do something in Shannon’s honor. She said this may include installing some type of memorial in recognition of his contributions to the community. This memorial would likely be part of a planned streetscape project. Kaminer said it could be a fountain, a clock tower or stone with an engraved plaque. She said council will discuss different options. “He was probably the first person who spearheaded a streetscape beautification program,” said Kaminer. “He organized the original committee.” The streetscape program has been under discussion since 2010. It will include aesthetic improvements such as new benches, planters and waste receptacles that would be placed along the sidewalks in the Wooster Pike corridor. Kaminer said the streetscape enhancements have been delayed until the first phase of the Wooster Pike revitalization project is completed.

The revitalization project includes reconfiguring Wooster Pike from Meadowlark Lane to the Mariemont corporation line. As Shannon part of this project, the sidewalks will be widened and the width of the lanes reduced. Kaminer said the streetscape project discussions may resume during the second phase of the Wooster Pike revitalization project which includes the installation of cul-de-sacs on several of the streets and the addition of decorative lighting. Phase two of the project will likely start in the spring, said Kaminer, who added that Shannon would appreciate a memorial, but say it’s not necessary. “He’d say there is already a Shannon Way (in the community),” she said. Shannon Way was dedicated as a street in Shannon’s honor in June 2007. Lt. Steven Kelly with the Fairfax Police Department said a memorial for Shannon is appropriate. “It’s a great idea,” he said. Shannon is someone who gave a lot of his time for the community, said Kelly. “He did a lot of great things for the village.”


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HYDE PARK — A renovation project at Hyde Park School will be done in phases to accommodate students and staff. The building, which had previously served as a temporary space for Mt. Washington School and Kilgour School, reopened this school year. Work will begin in the coming months to make the building more energy efficient. The first phase of the pro-

Principal Tianay Amat-Outlaw. “If we did not take that approach the building would not have been open for the community.” Michael Albrecht, maintenance supervisor for the Cincinnati Public Schools Facilities Department, said the renovations are for energy efficiency. Albrecht said the renovations will include installing new windows and exterior doors. The current one-pane See SCHOOL, Page A2

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Elderly Services Program » About the levy: It’s a five-year renewal, 1.29-mill levy. In 2011, the Hamilton County Elderly Services Program served 7,259 seniors. It provides basic services that help seniors stay safe in their homes such as Meals On Wheels, housekeeping help, emergency response devices and transportation to the doctor. » What owner of $100,000 home pays now: $29.32 » Brings in: $19.6 million » What owner of $100,000 home would pay if levy fails: $0 » What owner of $100,000 home would pay if it passes: $29.32 » What it will bring in: $19.1 million » What happens at the agency if it fails: The program would no longer exist,

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and that means many of the seniors would have to go to a nursing home, which is more expensive for the taxpayer. There is no charitable organization – no church, no United Way – that provides these services. » What happens at the agency if it passes: Because the levy will bring in fewer dollars, depending on how enrollment proceeds over the coming months, the agency may have to make changes such as in services or eligibility. » Groups pushing for it: Bipartisan support from community leaders like State Sen. Bill Seitz (R-8th District) and Ohio Rep. Denise Driehaus (R-31st District); Hamilton County commissioners; Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber » Groups against it: None known » Last levy cycle: Passed with almost 70 percent of the vote » Website for more information:

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windows will be replaced with double-pane windows with a blind inserted between the panes of glass. Additionally, the air conditioning units and boilers at the school will be replaced with a more energy-efficient geothermal system.


» About the levy: A five-year renewal levy for 2.99 mills. The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board oversees 50 contract agencies with about 80 percent of those working with patients with mental illness. Services provided include counseling and crisis services for adults and kids and inpatient care for the most serious cases. It also helps people diagnosed with mental illness with housing and employment. It helped 22,303 clients last year. » What owner of $100,000 home pays now: $48.38 » The average amount brought in over the last five years: $37.4 million. » What owner of $100,000 home would pay if levy fails: $0 » What owner of $100,000 home would pay if it passes: $48.38 » The average amount that will come in over the next five years: $33.9 million » What happens at the

agency if it fails: Clients would lose access to treatment services. » What happens at the agency if it passes: The majority of services will continue. Because the levy is bringing in fewer dollars than before, however, cuts in services are certain. Crisis services, criminal justice programs and housing program are among the services that will be impacted, officials have said. » Groups pushing for it: Hamilton County Board of Commissioners; AFL-CIO; Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber; National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hamilton County; Hamilton County Democratic Party; Urban League of Greater Cincinnati » Groups against it: None known. » Last passed: This levy has been in place since1980, last passing five years ago with 55 percent of the vote. » Websites for more information:,,, or

This geothermal system will be used to heat and cool the building. Albrecht said the building’s electrical system will also be updated. During the summer, the gymnasium and kitchen areas will be renovated. It’s absolutely wonderful to have “a green school,” said Amat-Outlaw. Amat-Outlaw said she is also pleased the original

design of the school will be maintained as part of the renovations. Albrecht said the entire project will cost an estimated $5.8 million and will be funded through a low-interest loan through the state. As part of these renovations, Albrecht said Cincinnati Public Schools will have the capability to monitor energy savings throughout the year.



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dents in Columbia Township are getting some special attention from Hamilton County. Megan Hummel, public relations coordinator for the Hamilton County Solid Waste District, said the district is targeting the township along with about 20 other communities in the county to promote increased recycling. Hummel said communities being targeted have less than 25 percent recycling rates. “We are basically focusing on awareness-building and education,” she said. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said he recently met with the Solid Waste District about the upcoming promotion, which includes a focus on community recycling rates through radio and television advertisements. He said with the county turning its attention to Columbia Township it would be a good time for the township to build on that and commu-

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MADISONVILLE — A 40-year-old motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet died in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Madison and Red Bank roads Oct. 22, Cincinnati police said. Donald Varner II was heading east on Madison Road on his motorcycle when he struck a1994 Toyota Camry turning west onto the street. He was thrown from his bike and severely injured. He died at University Hospital. Speed appears to be a factor. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The other motorist was not injured.

nicate with residents about the importance of recycling. Lemon said increased reLemon cycling rates among residents can lead to more money in the township’s coffers. “That money we receive from recycling goes back into the waste levy fund,” Lemon said. The township receives money from the county based on the amount of recycling the community does in a given year. In 2011, the township received $3,561 for recycling rates. Resident Brian Andre, who recycles regularly, said the township could get its recycling rates up with more education for residents. He said a flier or letter sent to residents about the importance of recycling, which range from conservation of landfills to actual cash in the township’s pocket, could go a long way toward increased recycling.

OAKLEY — The Oakley Community Council is energizing its efforts to gain new members. Dan Bennie said a mass mailing of “The Oakley Voice,” which is the Oakley Community Council newsletter, is planned for residents in the 45209 ZIP code. Inside the newsletter will be enclosed a membership envelope and in-

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Trail group seeks Mariemont support By Lisa Wakeland

The Wasson Way trail project is trying to boost support in communities outside the city of Cincinnati. Jay Andress, who is spearheading the effort to convert 6.5 miles of unused

railroad track into a recreational, paved hike and bike trail, recently spoke to a small group of Mariemont residents about the project. Mariemont, he said, is a vital link for the project, which aims to connect Xavier University to the Little Miami Scenic Trail. The


trail would run along the existing rail line owned by Norfolk Southern, and the tracks haven’t been used for several years. “We can have them abandoned forever or turn them into a bike trail,” he said. The plan for this area is to have the Wasson Way



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for the Eastern Corridor to get their plans done,” he said. “Let us build it now, and if you have something you want to do in the future we can move the trail. It’s not that hard.” Andress also said having the support of Mariemont residents and cooperation of village officials would help the plan continue moving forward. Village resident Nicole Christ said there is a lot of interest in this project, and it would benefit the entire area surrounding the Wasson Way trail. “You see how many bikers are on the roads, and there are a lot of people who are passionate about trying to get more trails because it’s the safest way to ride,” she said. Andress said the trail is expected to cost about $7.5 million and would be funded by a combination of grants, state or federal funding and private donations. Learn more about the Wasson Way project on Facebook.

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Mariemont schools’ forecast includes levy By Lisa Wakeland

Officials in the Mariemont City Schools are projecting mostly flat income and an increase in expenses during the next several years. The Board of Education recently adopted its fiveyear forecast, which is an annual financial outlook

document required by the state of Ohio. This forecast assumes voters will renew an operating levy expected to be on the ballot in 2014. The actual amount of the levy is not set, but Treasurer Natalie Lucas said projections are based on current property values. “What (the levy) does is keep our budget growth at



or below 3 percent,” she said. Another impact on the revenue side is the uncer-

tainty surrounding future state funding, which has been declining in the past several years. “We left it flat in the forecast because we have no idea yet what the governor is going to present for his funding formula,” Lucas said. That formula often is tweaked based on who is governor, and she said there have been multiple changes during the past decade. On the expense side of the five-year forecast, salaries and benefits are expected to increase, as are costs for purchased services that include utilities and custodial or transportation contracts.

The forecast also shows $475,000 of additional spending cuts in the next four fiscal years with the largest – $300,000 – expected in the fiscal year that corresponds with the 20142015 school year. This forecast includes a 1 percent increase to the salary schedule, which has been held flat for two years, and a 6 percent increase in fringe benefits such as health insurance premiums and retirement benefits. Though the salary schedule is projected to grow, Lucas said the forecast does not obligate the Board of Education to grant that raise. There is also a projected

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ACHIEVEMENTS | NEWS | ACTIVITIES | HONORS Fairfax Mayor Carson Shelton, Betsy Porst, Natalie Lucas, Kathy Ryan, Keith Koehne, Natalie Therrien (ribbon cutter), Ken White, Jo Lakeman, Peggy Braun, Marie Huenefeld and Dee Walter cut the ribbon opening the new Mariemont Junior High building. THANKS TO JOSEPHINE MCKENRICK

Mariemont opens new buildings On Sunday, Sept. 9, Mariemont Junior High School, Mariemont Elementary School and Terrace Park Elementary School celebrated the official opening of new school buildings. “Just as the building process was a collaboration, the dedication ceremony involve the participation of community members, the Board of Education, construction representatives, volunteers, students and staff, and village officials,” said Paul Imhoff, superintendent of Mariemont City Schools. “I know the new building, and all of the educational advancements and achievements that will occur within the school walls, will exemplify our motto ‘Scholars of Today. Leaders of Tomorrow.’” More than 1,0000 people were in attendance, including many community members and former district parents. Former Mariemont Board of Education members Dave Moreton, Davey Moreton and Jo Lakeman attended and were recognized. Boy Scout troops opened each

Denny Humbel of Turner Construction, left, presents the new Mariemont Junior High building to Bill Flynn, Mariemont Board of Education president. THANKS TO JOSEPHINE MCKENRICK

Boy Scouts are ready for the opening of the new Mariemont Elementary building. THANKS TO JOSEPHINE MCKENRICK ceremony with colors , and students sang the national anthem and performed another song. Each school held a drawing during the first week of school to choose the student that would receive the honor of ribbon cutter. Seventh-grader Natalie Therrien cut the ribbon at the junior high, sixth-grader Macy Bruner at Mariemont Elementary, and thirdgrader Henry Buck at Terrace Park. After the ribbon cutting at each ceremony the buildings were open for tour. The three schools were designed by SFA Architects, a local full service architectural, interior design, planning and engineering firm. Turner Construction Co. served as the construction manager. From the start of load-bearing masonry, construction was completed in 10 months. The buildings were constructed with safety and functionality in mind, with special care taken to incorporate sustainability into the designs through the usage of elements such as high efficiency windows, eco-friendly materials,

forming arts teacher Alecia Lewkowich. The musical will feature students from Ursuline as well as male students from Loveland, Moeller, Princeton, Seven Hills


demand controlled ventilation and storm water quality and quantity measures. “Our design and construction team was proud to partner with Mariemont City Schools for this significant districtwide program, and we were thrilled to be a part of this day, welcoming not only students and parents to the school, but also welcoming the community and thanking them for all of their support,” said Denny Humbel, vice president, director K-12 Education for Turner Construction.

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Some of the eighth-grade chorus group sings the national anthem at the opening of the new Mariemont Junior High building.

Ursuline becomes Emerald City The Ursuline Academy Stage Company presents its fall musical, “The Wizard of Oz” Nov. 8Nov. 11 at the school’s Besl Theatre. In this all-time classic, the movie comes to life on stage as Ursuline Academy presents “The Wizard of Oz.” “Dorothy steps out of Kansas into a colorful world filled with Munchkins, Ozians, Witches and Winkies. She befriends a Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion as she follows the yellow brick road in a journey that teaches her that “there is no place like home,’” said director and per-

Jo Lakeman, former Mariemont Board of Education member, and Marie Huenefeld, current board member, celebrate the opening of the new Mariemont Junior High, Mariemont Elementary and Terrace Park Elementary buildings. THANKS TO JOSEPHINE

Several cast members of Ursuline's "The Wizard of Oz," from left: front, Ana Aguilar (Loveland), Abby Hellmann (Hyde Park) and Erin Frey (Springfield Township); middle row, Katie Georgopoulos (Springfield Township) and Sarah Jaun (Miami Township); back row, Anthony Wallace (Princeton), Shannon Lindsay (Mount Lookout), Lauren Tassone (Hyde Park) and Billy Viox (Loveland). THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Macy Bruner gets ready cut the ribbon on the new Mariemont Elementary building. In back are Lance Hollander, left, Paul Imhoff and Jim Counts THANKS TO JOSEPHINE MCKENRICK

Principal honored by Autism Society Amanda Tipkemper, associate principal of The Children’s Home of Cincinnati’s High School for students with autism spectrum disorders, was recently honored with a Faces of Autism Award by the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati.This is the first year for the award, which recognized 22 individuals for their outstanding contriTipkemper bution to individuals and families living with autism. Tipkemper is known in the community for her professionalism and dedication. “She is energized by challenges and always has a positive outlook,” said Patty Proctor, executive director of the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati.Tipkemper has experience designing spe-

cialized programs to meet the individual needs of children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.For the past six years, she served as executive director of the Cincinnati Center for Autism. This fall, she joined staff of The Children’s Home High School for students with autism spectrum disorders in Madisonville. Tipkemper is dedicated to collaborating with professionals to present quality, effective services, as she joins the school’s teaching staff of highly experienced intervention specialists. The high school began its second year of operation this year after celebrating the commencement of its first graduate in the spring of 2012. The school offers credits toward a high school diploma and is an Ohio Autism Scholarship provider.

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TIPP CITY — The girls of the Mariemont High School volleyball team didn’t end the season the way they would’ve liked, but the 2012 campaign proved to be one exciting ride. Mariemont fell to CHCA in the Tippecanoe Division III district final 25-14, 25-13, 14-25, 25-22, Oct. 27. Head coach Ford Taylor said he felt sorry for his team, because after such a successful season, the Warriors couldn’t get anything going during the first two games. “They couldn’t do anything right, and CHCA played really well. They earned it,” Taylor said.

The Warriors found their groove in the third game but came up short when the two teams traded punches in game four. Despite the results, Taylor said he’s proud of how his team performed. “It was a tough ending…You can still say they’ve had a great season — the best season in Mariemont history,” he said. “They have nothing to be ashamed of.” The Lady Warriors ended the season ranked No. 1 in the final Enquirer Division III coaches’ poll after placing second in the Cincinnati Hills League with a mark of 18-5 (10-4). No team in Mariemont history has ever won a district championship, according to Taylor. The 2012 version of the Warriors are

just the third team in program history to reach the district finals. Throughout the season, Mariemont’s Quincy Taylor was a key cog in the Warriors’ rotation. Entering the CHCA contest, Taylor’s 335 kills were the most recorded in the Cincinnati Hills League. She also displayed her talents as a facilitator, assisting on 280 points, while also coming up with 218 digs on defense. Juniors Caitlyn Iredale and Grace Fening were also key offensive threats. The duo combined for 271 kills. The squad also got stellar play from junior Payton Coates, who was fifth in the CHL with 320 assists. Senior libero Emily McGraw led the team with 275 digs.

On the run for Walnut Hills (from left) are: Tessa Ward, Erin McAuliffe, Grace O'Donnell, Kelley Coleman, Hannah Schroeder, Collier Summay and Maryn Lowry. THANKS TO BOB MCAULIFFE

Mariemont junior Grace Fening attempts a kill during the Warriors’ district final match against CHCA at Tippecanoe High School Oct. 27. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

St. Ursula's Kelsey Dollenmayer, left, contributed five goals and three assists during the 2012 campaign. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Lowry leads Lady Eagles End of the road to ECC, district titles St. Ursula Academy’s soccer season came to an end in the Division I sectional finals as the Bulldogs fell to Loveland, 1-0, Oct. 23. The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 12-6-1 record. First-team all-conference

By Scott Springer

WALNUT HILLS — Depleted a year ago by illness, the Walnut Hills girls cross country team recovered this fall to take the very first Eastern Cincinnati Conference meet Oct. 13. Coached by Bill Valenzano, the Lady Eagles placed seven runners in the top10 to win a banner for Walnut Hills. Leading the pack was senior Maryn Lowry in 19:15.50, just a second and change off of the school record set by her teammate Erin McAuliffe in 2009. The effort gave Lowry league runner of the year honors and made Valenzano coach of the year. “She’s had a very good season,” Valenzano said. “Last year, she contracted mono and missed the entire cross country season. She did have a good winter and spring season.” Lowry’s accolades come roughly a year after she was cleared to run again. In a year’s time, she had a successful indoor track season, made the state

Some of the Lady Eagles display their championship medals Oct. 13. From left are Erin McAuliffe, Maryn Lowry, Tessa Ward and Frankie Rimer. THANKS TO BOB MCAULIFFE track meet in the 800 meters and then bettered that time at a national meet. “We planned everything out from last October when she was just about ready to start running,” Valenzano said. Walnut’s other top-10 finishers at league were sophomore Hannah Schroeder, senior Erin McAuliffe, sophomore Kelley Coleman, sophomore Collier Summay, senior Tessa Ward and

junior Grace O’Donnell. The former school recordholder, McAuliffe, is also a runner who has overcome an ailment. The senior contends with a rare liver disorder. “We were without Erin last year also,” Valenzano said. “It took her doctors months to figure out what the problem was. It showed all the signs of mono.” See RUNNERS, Page A9

team members included junior Maddie Huster, seniors Emily Janszen and Kate Elson and freshman Mary Alice Vignola. Second-team selections included senior Chrissy Spears, juniors Madeleine Pescovitz and Darby Schwarz, and freshman Olivia Silverman.

Mariemont, Summit claim district titles Gannett News Service By winning their fourth game in row, the Mariemont High School girls soccer team claimed a Division III district championship. The Warriors ousted Cincinnati Country Day from the postseason with a 3-0 win Oct. 27. Madison LeMay, Audrey York and Haley Jacobs all scored goals. Mariemont got to the district final game by beating CHCA, 2-1, Oct. 23.

For a Fair and Balanced Court

York scored the game-winning goal in double overtime. The Warriors played Summit in the regional semifinals Oct. 30 (after press deadline). Summit set up the showdown by defeating Lehman Catholic, 1-0, Oct. 27. Amauria Campbell scored the Silver Knights’ lone goal. Summit got to the district finals by beating Clermont Northeastern, 5-0, Oct. 23. Five different players found the back of the net.





Bombers bring home another district title By Tom Skeen


The St. Xavier Bombers exacted a little revenge on the Beavercreek Beavers Oct. 25. After playing 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Bombers beat the Beavers 4-2 in penalty kicks to claim their third-straight Division I district title. “It feels great,” coach Henry Ahrens said. “It never gets old. We’ve had so many tight games over the years. Some of the guys are saying, ‘how do you coaches do it?’” The victory comes nearly one year to the date after the Beavers beat St. Xavier 4-2 in the regional semifinal last season. Senior team captain Josh Meirose made the game-winning kick in the final round of penalty kicks after goalkeeper Michah Bledsoe made his second save in four shots. “When it got to our captain to finish it off I knew we were good,” Ahrens said. “I put the captain there; John (Broderick) led us off and Josh took us home.” Both teams came into the game shutting out their previous six opponents and this game was no different. The Bombers had a few opportunities, but their best chance came with less than two minutes to go in regulation when Myles Beresford was oneon-one with goalkeeper

Justin Saliba but missed wide. The Beavers had a golden opportunity in the first sudden-victory period, but Bledsoe made a leaping save and knocked the ball over the cross bar. “That ball was labeled,” Ahrens said about the game-saving play by his goalie. “He’s just grown so much through the years. It’s tough; he was a junior that didn’t get to play much and now (as a senior) he is asked to be the leader of the defense and make those big saves for us. When you get to this level you are not going to get through the big games without your goalie playing a big game himself and boy, did he come up big today.” What makes the victory even more remarkable is that the Bombers did it without three key parts of their team who are out with injury. Kiley Sunderhaus, Austin Cummings and Phil Albers all missed the game and it remains to be seen who will be able to play in the regional semifinal game Oct. 31 against Mason. “It just speaks to the brotherhood these guys feel for each other,” Ahrens said. “These guys really take the team commitment seriously… We knew we had a deep team coming in.” The Comets are ranked No. 10 in the OSSCA state poll and handed the Bombers their last loss this season 3-0, Sept. 4.



Week 10 football » Withrow downed Aiken 56-6 Oct. 25. The Tigers forced six Aiken turnovers and returned two for touchdowns. Nick Isaacs had a 26-yard interception return and Emonte Watterson had a 55-yard fumble recovery. Withrow finishes 6-0 in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference and 7-3 overall. » Turpin scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to run away from Walnut Hills 41-10 Oct. 26. The Eagles had a 24-yard field goal by Adam Brown and a 30-yard touchdown from Sterling Gilmore. Walnut Hills wraps up the season at 5-5. » Clark Montessori wound up the season with a 40-12 win over Lockland Oct. 26. Aaron Toney ran for 253 yards and five touchdowns. Toney broke two school records and had two interceptions. The Cougars finish the season at 6-4. » Purcell Marian beat Roger Bacon 31-19 at Mariemont Oct. 27. The Cavaliers finish at 3-7. » Mariemont lost to Taylor 23-17 at home Oct. 26 to finish 5-5.

Girls soccer

» Walnut Hills beat previously unbeaten Oak Hills 4-3 on penalty kicks Oct. 23 after the game ended in a 1-1 tie in regulation in the Division I sectional final. Junior Alexis Kiehl had the winning penalty kick and goalkeeper Olivia Grondin had the game-winning save. The win put the Lady Eagles in a game with Centerville at Bellbrook Oct. 27. Against Centerville,

The Division I district runner-up girls soccer team of Walnut Hills celebrate Oct. 27. THANKS TO @WALNUTHILLSATHLETICS

St. Ursula sophomore Annie Heffernan, competing in a meet earlier in the season, won the Division I regional meet in a record time of 17:57. Walnut Hills lost 3-1.

Boys soccer

» The Summit Country Day boys’ soccer team outlasted Cincinnati Country Day 1-0 to claim its fifth straight Division III district title Oct. 25. The victory also marked

CCD ends seasons at district By Nick Dudukovich

INDIAN HILL — Cincinnati Country Day’s offense couldn’t get much going against a tough Mariemont Warriors team as the Lady Indians fell in the Division III district finals, 3-0, Oct. 27. The Lady Indians (9-9-1) finished the year ranked fifth in the final Enquirer Division III coaches’ poll. CCD reached the final by defeating Cincinnati Christian, 2-1, Oct. 23. Senior Olivia June and junior Shelly Menifee found the back of the net. Earlier in the year, the Indians had played Christian to a 1-1 tie. For the season, the Indians got stellar production

Runners Continued from Page A8

McAuliffe was tested several times and it eventually took from September to March to figure out the exact diagnosis. Fortunately for Valenzano, a healthy Lowry and McAuliffe put his team over the top. “She ran almost like her old self again,” Valenzano said of McAuliffe. “She was a phenom as a freshman.” Currently, Maryn Lowry has college visits planned to Minnesota and Michigan State. “She’s looking very seriously at Big10 schools,” Va-

from Kelsey Zimmers. The junior led the Miami Valley Conference with 22 goals (though Oct. 28). She also had six assists and led the league with 50 points. Sophomore Brianna Maggard also turned in a nice postseason with a three-goal effort against Purcell Marian in sectional tournament action Oct. 20. Defensively, goalie Elizabeth Grace recorded five shutouts, which was the second-best mark recorded in the league.

Boys soccer

The boys season ended in the Division III district finals with a1-0 loss to Summit Country Day at Madeira High School Oct. 25. With the loss, the Indians finished the 2012 cam-

lenzano said. “She wants to go north. She likes the cold weather.” Like most at Walnut Hills, the Lady Eagles are highly intelligent. They go the distance on the trails and in the classroom. “This year’s senior class has somewhere in the neighborhood of 375 students,” Valenzano said. “I think I’ve got three girls on the cross country team that are ranked in the top10 academically.” Rounding out the Lady Eagles’ senior class is Tessa Ward, she cut close to a minute off of her times this fall. Beyond the three seniors, Valenzano has several girls to step up in 2013. “Four of them are back next year,” Valenzano said.

paign with a 15-2-2 mark. » The Indians fielded one of the most potent offense in the Miami Valley Conference throughout the season. Nathan Gibson and Luke Deimer were tied for fourth in the league with 15 goals each. The duo also combined for 22 assists. Jake Scheper netted 11 goals while assisting teammates on eight occasions. Junior Dominic Isadore rounded out CCD scorers in the conference top10. He had nine goals and seven assists. » CCD’s defense was as equally dangers as the Indians offense. Junior goalie Wes Mink was second in the MVC with eight shutouts. For the season, CCD’s defense allowed just 10 goals.

“We also have a freshman (Skylar Bruggeman) that just ran 20:15 and didn’t even make varsity at 20:15.” Going into the district meet, Valenzano called this squad the best in school history - even better than the group that finished as district runners-up in 2009. The Lady Eagles proved him right by winning the district title in Mason Oct. 20, moving the whole squad to Troy for Oct. 27. At Troy, Walnut Hills narrowly missed qualifying as a team for the state meet by finishing fifth (top four teams qualify). Lowry qualified individually with a 15th-place finish in 19:03.24; her career best. CE-0000531132

a historic feat for Summit senior goalkeeper Ryan Hall, who logged his 43rd career shutout to break the state record. Previous record-holder Craig Salvati is an assistant coach for Summit. Hall tied Salvati’s record in Monday’s 2-0 sectional final win against Mariemont before breaking the mark with a six-save performance at Madeira High School. The Knights play Springfield Central Catholic in the regional semifinals Oct 31. The venue for the contest had not been determined at press time.

Regional cross country

The following runners advanced to the OHSAA state championships, which will be ran at the National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio, Nov. 3. The regional meet was conducted at Troy High School Oct. 27. » Walnut Hills - 15. Maryn Lowry; The Walnut Hills girls finished fifth overall (top four teams

qualify for state). » Summit won the Division III regional championship (first four teams qualify for state) - 5. Mason Moore; 7. Dale Lakes; 8. John Murdock; 11. Chris Gallagher; 14. Connor Shaw. » Mariemont’s boys finished fourth, qualifying for state as a team. 10. Charlie Jordan; 13. Maddie Renie » St. Ursula - 1. Annie Heffernan » Seven Hills - 15. Laura Gonzalez


» Seven Hills defeated CCD 25-15, 26-24, 22-25, 2518 Oct. 22. In the district final Oct. 27, Seven Hills lost to Jackson Center.

Field hockey

» St.Ursula (11-5-2) topped third-seeded Oakwood 1-0 Oct. 24, ousting Oakwood for the third consecutive season. Ellie Bayer scored. The Bulldogs’ season ended with a 1-0 penalty-stroke defeat to Ursuline Oct. 27.



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ties for residents to help shape the future of Cincinnati. Residents of Walnut Hills, Westwood, College Hill or Madisonville (the pilot neighborhoods), are encouraged to be part of meetings to develop a vision for your Neighborhood Business District – a vision that will lay the groundwork for the Form -Based Code as it is enacted in your neighborhood. This four-day neighborhood design workshop features “Neighborhood Pin-Ups,” two popular brown bag lunch presentations and a closing presentation on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. (Two Centennial Plaza, 805 Central Avenue, Downtown). Please visit for full details of the design workshop and the latest news on the Plan Build Live initiative. We look forward to hearing from you.

the impact of unnecessarily rigid, oldfashioned recommendations that sometimes make it hard to create the types of buildCharles C. ings and Graves III places that COMMUNITY residents RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST want, and will increase predictability about the appearance of new developments and the approval process. In April, more than 700 people participated in the citywide Urban Design Workshop, which the Department of Planning and Buildings hosted as part of the Form-Based Code’s development. An intensive design workshop, held Oct. 29-Nov. 1, with residents of the four neighborhoods that have agreed to be the first implementers of the Form-Based Code offered as a way of continuing to provide opportuni-


Form-based Code creates opportunities for neighborhoods This is an exciting time for Cincinnati’s neighborhoods, and I want to share with you what’s going on and how you can get involved. As you may have heard, the city of Cincinnati’s Department of Planning and Buildings received a highly competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to rework and upgrade our building and development regulations. We call this effort “Plan Build Live.” As part of this initiative, we also have been working with neighborhoods, developers and national consultants to create a Form-based Code. When it is completed near the end of this year, the Formbased Code will be available to any Cincinnati neighborhood that wants to strengthen the compatibility of new development with its unique existing environment. As one of many new zoning tools that will be available in the city as a result of Plan Build Live, Form-Based Codes will lessen


Charles C. Graves, III, is director, Department of Planning and Buildings, city of Cincinnati.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question What is the scariest movie you ever saw or scariest book you ever read? What made it so scary?

“What is the scariest book I ever read? That's easy: It was called 'Hostage to the Devil,’ and it was written by a deceased priest named Malachi Martin. It dealt with the possession and exorcism of five contemporary Americans, and it was NOT fiction. “The book made such an impression on me that I tried (successfully) to contact Father Martin through his publisher, and we exchanged several letters and phone calls which helped me confirm his credibility. “I have struggled with faith in the supernatural because I look for absolute scientific proof, but that proof has not been forthcoming. However, this book convinced me that the devil is real – there is no other answer. If the devil is real, then so is God.” Bill B. “It's a close call between ‘The Shining’ and ‘The Silence of the Lambs,’ but I have to give the edge to the latter. The scene where Jodie Foster is groping around in the dark basement and the psycho is right behind her wearing night-vision goggles made me jump out of my seat! A spectacular acting job by Foster!” R.W.J. “The scariest movie I have ever seen is Danny Boyle's '28 Days Later.’ It was released in 2002 before the current zombie genre was in full swing, and the premise of a worldwide epidemic affecting huge populations seemed very possible, especially with talk of Ebola, SARS, and other diseases in the news. “Also, I watched it very late at night in a totally dark house. After we got done watching it my friend jumped up, quickly turned on all the rooms lights, and said 'That's it, we have to watch 'Old School' before we go to bed or else none of us will sleep tonight.” I.P.


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“I would say the scariest movie was back in the 70's called, 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown!' Just the effects made you cringe.” O.H.R. “‘The Silence of the Lambs’ gave me the creeps. From Hannibal Lector to Buffalo Bill's basement I was so scared I never wanted to see it again – and haven't!” R.V. “'Pinocchio.’ Saw when just a little tyke. Had nightmares about being one of the bad boys and I would grow a donkey tail and ears. Lasted for years. “This was all due to guilt imagined and real brought about by my mother and her nun cohorts. Just wish I knew what I was so guilty about.” J.Z. “‘The Birds’ – anyone that saw this movie at the drive-in and being in a convertible should understand. I think every convertible top went up and windows closed within the first 15-20 minutes of the movie. Oh what memories, and I don't mean from the back seat.” D.J. “The scariest movie I ever saw was the ‘Exorcist.’ Everything about that movie was creepy. I guess being brought up Catholic and their belief in exorcism made it more real to me. I don't think there will ever be another movie like that one.” D.D.


Seventeen St. Ursula Villa students are inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. New inductees are, in front, from left, Natalie Lucas, Gretchen Thomas, Harper Trautman, Cortney Rielly, De'Azia Scott, Kelly Roberts, Annie Emmert and Claire Salcido. In back are Ellie Rueve, Matt Curoe, Sophia Jacobs, Gunnar Schube, Charlie Perez, Julia Moran, David Cook, Beau Poston, Michael Feldkamp. THANKS TO MARTA RUNNELS

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Ayden Foggie and Jordan Murdock pose for a photo.

Joe Pettifer opts to run on the field and through the obstacles.

Ben Lehman, Logan Knue and Ellis Kaiser try to race through the tires.

Alexander Nistor takes a break from walking to jump rope.

Walk-A-Thon O

n Oct. 12 students from Mariemont Elementary filled Kusel Stadium at the high school for the annual Walk-AThon. The event raises money for the Mariemont Elementary PTO and encourages kids to stay fit. Obstacle courses, music and dance parties rounded out the day for students.

Photos by Lisa Wakeland/The Community Press

Lily Karlson, Ally Frye and Lauren Betts pose for a photo during the Walk-A-Thon.

Will Fahnestock and Owen Proffitt try the limbo stick during the first couple laps of the Walk-A-Thon. Pierce Hanser, Michael Curran and Gavin Van Scoy joke around with each other on the field. Luke Wilner leaps over the hurdles set up on the Kusel Stadium track during the Walk-a-Thon. Bridgett Gilmore and Noel Ridge are also pictured.

Peter Gerdsen spins the hula hoop.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, NOV. 1 Art & Craft Classes 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. $50. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.

Benefits Cash 4 Candy Event, 3-6 p.m., Rogers Family Dentistry, 8284 Beechmont Ave., Trade your candy for $1 a pound. All candy will be shipped to men and women serving our country overseas. Free. 231-1012; Anderson Township.

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Newtown.

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.

Music - Jazz The Qtet, 9 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Jazz/funk music. Free. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

FRIDAY, NOV. 2 Art & Craft Classes 3 Days, 2 Molds, 1 Vessel: Traditional Pate de Verre Hollow Form Casting with Anna Boothe, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Daily through Nov. 4. Create own vessel utilizing 2 mold-making processes from clay and wax models. $550. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.


bition Era. This interactive show is full of laughs, mystery and fun. Guests encouraged to wear 1920s-era outfits and play along with cast. $30. Reservations required. Presented by P.L.O.T.T. Performers. Through Nov. 3. 201-7568; California.

Art & Craft Classes Make & Bake: Glass Weaving, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create your own dramatic woven glass plate in this introductory class. $50. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.



Executive Function and ADHD: Why is This Student Struggling?, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Springer School and Center, 2121 Madison Road, Professional development opportunity for educators provides classroom supports that build skills for success in school. $155. Registration required. 871-6080, ext. 402; Hyde Park.


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Partnership in Motion: A Renaissance in Aging, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Program explores partnership as an approach to creating vitality, satisfaction and workability in aging. Empowers participants to develop an action plan around quality of life, purpose, balance, decision-making and death and dying choices. Ages 21 and up. $15/$65 for CEU. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 772-9222; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, NOV. 3 Art & Craft Classes Celtic Art and Design, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Continues Nov. 10. With Celtic artist Cynthia Matyi. Explores Celtic art through art history, symbolism, drawing techniques and applications in class projects. Ages 10 and older. $60, $54 IHC members, materials provided. 5330100; Linwood. November+December Family Open House: Ornaments, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Celebrate holidays by making ornaments with your family. $15. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.

Perfect Wedding, 7-9 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 2332468; Anderson Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; Newtown.

Mariemont Players presents “West Moon Street,” a comedy by Rob Urbinati, at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road (just East of Mariemont), Nov. 2-18. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 (preview), Nov. 2, Nov. 3, Nov. 8, Nov. 9, Nov.10, Nov. 15 and Nov. 16; at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 11; at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Nov.17; and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18. For more information or to order tickets for “West Moon Street,” call Betsy at 684-1236. All seats are reserved and cost $17 each; non-reserved seats for the preview only are $10 each. Pictured, Larry Behymer and Nathan Henegar rehearse a scene in the play. THANKS TO JENNY MIELBRECHT 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, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions;or $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 271-5111. Madisonville.

Music - Latin Club Tequilas: Sabado Noche Movimiento, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Mix of Latin music by DJ Tavo. Ladies free before 11 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. 321-0220; East End.


Artist Talk: Anna Boothe, 6-7:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Artist and instructor speaks about her past work in glass kilncasting and traditional Pate de Verre techniques. Free. 321-0206. Oakley.

Crafty Critters, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Children make two different themed crafts to take home. Ages 3-12. $1 per craft; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

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Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Pedal for Parkinson’s, 2-10 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Spinning event for Parkinson’s disease. Spinning classes begin at 2, 3:15, 4:30 and 5:45 p.m. Silent auction, party and heavy appetizers follow. $100, $35 dinner only. Reservations required. Presented by The University of Cincinnati Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease. 558-6503; Fairfax.

West Moon Street, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. 1920s Themed Dinner Show: The Investment Club, 7-10 p.m., A Touch of Elegance, $30. Reservations required. 201-7568; California.

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; Newtown.

Dining Events Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Event, 3-7 p.m., The Fresh Market-Oakley, 3088 Madison Road, Sampling gourmet appetizers and desserts along with signature wines. Ages 21 and up. $4. 533-2600. Oakley.

On Stage - Theater West Moon Street, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, West Moon Street, by Rob Urbinati and directed by Jef Brown. Young Lord Arthur is deliriously happy, just down from Oxford and engaged to be married, when a mysterious palm reader predicts that he will commit a murder. A proper English gentleman, Arthur believes it is his duty to get this killing business over with before he marries. But his education has not provided him with the required skills, and a hilarious series of mishaps ensues as he sets about finding a victim. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; Columbia Township. 1920s Themed Dinner Show: The Investment Club, 7-10 p.m., A Touch of Elegance, 5959 Kellogg Ave., Set in 1920s Prohi-

Art Events

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; Newtown.

Craft Shows County Store, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Parish Hall. Unique handcrafted items for adults, children and the home. Gifts, designer framed needlepoint pictures, Christmas ornaments and decorations, Jerry’s famous homemade jellies and marmalades, bake sale and Granny’s Attic Collectibles. Raffle items available. Family friendly. Free. 474-4445; Anderson Township.

Education Ensemble Theater Actor and Director Workshop, 10-11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. One-hour workshop challenges students to work in small groups to direct and perform scenes from classic fairy tales. Ages 3-8. $5. Registration required. 272-3700; Mariemont.

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

Pets Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. Through Dec. 30. 871-7297; Madisonville. Cat Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., PetSmart Oakley, 3401 Alamo Ave., Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/ Neuter Clinic. 731-9400; Oakley.

Shopping Tenth Anniversary Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Ten Thousand Villages, 2011 Madison Road, Fair Trade Coffee and homemade desserts served. Story telling by Doug Dirks, CEO of Ten Thousand Villages, music and belly dancing by Dante’s Gypsy Circus, ice sculpture by Artic Diamond. Free. 871-5840; O’Bryonville.

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, NOV. 4 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30

The Big Shake, 6-9 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

Music - Bluegrass The Rumpke Mountain Boys, 9 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., $3. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

Music - Rock

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Craft Shows County Store, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Free. 474-4445; Anderson Township.

Dining Events St. Margaret of Cortona and St. John Vianney Parish Turkey Dinner, 1-7 p.m., St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 6000 Murray Road, Includes homemade mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, green beans, drinks and desserts. Enter drawings for a chance to win Kroger certificates, baskets of fruit and more. $9, $5 children. 271-0856. Madisonville.

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. Columbia Township.


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7 Art & Craft Classes

Engaging Spirituality, 11 a.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Welcome Center. Small-group program that leads participants through a spiritual deepening process. Free. 388-4466. Anderson Township.

Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Deborah discusses, with weekly demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, how to achieve spontaneity, character and life in your figure painting. $80 per month. Reservations required. 259-9302; Mariemont.

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. 371-6024. Hyde Park.

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Music - Jazz


Open Jazz Jam, 10 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Free. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

Perfect Wedding, 7-9 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Free. Presented by Beechmont Players. 233-2468; Anderson Township.

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On Stage - Dance Cincinnati Ballet In Step Program, 2-3 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Cincinnati Ballet brings special floor into gallery and recreates “A Day in the Life of a Ballet Dancer.” $10 per family. Registration required. Presented by The Barn Foundation. 272-3700; Mariemont.

On Stage - Theater West Moon Street, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplay-

Responding to Tantrums Without Throwing One of Your Own, 7-9 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Heritage Hall East. Learn how to help your children deal with their anger, disappointment and sadness. Ages 18 and up. $15. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745. Anderson Township.

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Baby Unplugged Open Forum, 2-3 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Pediatrician Dr. John Hutton fields questions regarding all aspects of child health, focusing on the impact of electronic media on the very young. Free. 731-2665; Oakley.

The Big Shake, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower Atrium. Learn about history of Anderson Township through photos, hands-on exhibits and artifacts. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

Parenting Classes

Cat Adoptions, Noon-2 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 8717297; Madisonville. Cat Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., PetSmart Oakley, 731-9400; Oakley.

STACKS Bowl, Noon-2 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students guided through basics of glass cutting, then design and create their own original bowl. $75. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley. School of Glass Kids: Super Self-Portrait, 4:30-6 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Concludes Nov. 12. Create a self-portrait with multiple layers using a variety of Bullseye glass materials. Ages 8-18. $50. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley. Glass Hanging Techniques 101, 6-8 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Master framer and installer, Mark Wellage, joins to give professional tips and tricks for hanging glass pieces, large or small. $50. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.


Open Mic, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Pkwy., With LoopManDan. Bring your own instrument. Free. 871-5779. Columbia Tusculum.

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; Newtown.

Music - Jazz Jazz Every Monday, 9 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Free. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; Newtown.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Exhibits The Big Shake, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Myths, Rumors and Facts about Spine Care, 5:30-7 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Grandin Room. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital. 585-1000. Fairfax.

Music - Bluegrass Jive Creek Ramblers, 9 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Free. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

Music - Concerts Charlie Hunter Duo, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Guitarist and songwriter. $20, $17 advance. 731-8000; Oakley.

Parenting Classes Time Can Be On Our Side: Insights and Strategies for Time Management at Home, 7-9 p.m., Springer School and Center, 2121 Madison Road, Information on strategies for making time work for both child and parent. $10. Registration required. 871-6080, ext. 402; Hyde Park.



Start the holidays by making brandied fruit Around the first week of the holiday season, my kitchen looks like I’m moving in, or out. I pull out my pantry spices and herbs and check for freshness. I do an inventory of nuts, chocolates and candies needed for holiday baking. There’s Rita nothing Heikenfeld worse than RITA’S KITCHEN being in the middle of a holiday project and not having the right ingredients. It’s the time of year there are good sales on these items, so stock up.

you’re using will add to a recipe. I like using unsalted butter because it allows me to control the amount of salt in a dish. Unsalted butter is more fresh than salted, since salt act as a preservative. Store extra unsalted butter in the freezer.

Can you help?

Indigo’s Cajun cream. Another reader, besides Dave, is looking for a similar recipe for Indigo restaurant’s Cajun cream. Rita’s brandied fruit makes a great holiday gift from the kitchen. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.


Brandied fruit starter

16 oz. can diced peaches, drained (or sliced peaches diced) 16 oz. can apricot halves, drained and cut in fourths 20 oz. can pineapple tidbits, drained 10 oz. jar maraschino cherry halves, drained 11⁄4 cups sugar 11⁄2 cups brandy

Combine everything together. Pour into glass jar or glass bowl, cover and let sit at room temperature at least three weeks before serving, stirring twice a week. Serve over ice cream or cake. Reserve at least 1 cup starter at all times. To replenish starter: To your reserved cup of fruit, add 1 cup sugar and one of the first four ingredients every one to three weeks, alternating fruit each time. I’ll taste the mixture and if it seems

Brandied fruit starter contains pantry staple canned fruits. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. like it needs more brandy, I’ll add a bit. Cover and let stand at room temperature at least three days before serving each time starter is replenished.

seasonings. Carefully pour over sausage mixture starting in the middle. Bake 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden. Serves 6-8.

Breakfast pizza

Smoky black beans

8 oz. can refrigerated crescent rolls 1 pound pork sausage, cooked and drained (can do ahead) 2 cups shredded favorite cheese: I like cheddar and mozzarella 5 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 ⁄2 cup milk 3 ⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano Bit of salt and several grindings pepper (optional)

1 small onion Chipotle chilies canned in adobo sauce 2 pounds canned black beans, rinsed and drained Olive oil 1 cup water Up to 3⁄4 cup fresh orange juice

Fun for kids and nice for the weekend. Substitute turkey sausage if you like.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll crescent rolls, separating into eight triangles. Place with points toward center on sprayed 12-inch pizza pan. Press perforations together to form crust. Bake 8 minutes on lowest rack. Remove and reduce temperature to 350 degrees. Spoon sausage over dough and sprinkle with cheeses. Combine eggs, milk and

For Lindsey B., who wanted to make a homemade version for filling burritos.

Mince onion. Cook over low heat in a bit of olive oil until softened. Add 1 tablespoon chipotle chilies (I take the whole can, process the mixture in a food processor and then it’s easy to measure) or less if you want. Cook for a couple of minutes, then add beans, 1 cup water and juice. Simmer and mash mixture a few times until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Season with salt.

Readers want to know Why do recipes list unsalted butter, then ask for salt? The USDA lets dairy processors vary the amount of salt they add. It

can be 1.5 percent to 2 percent and as high as 3 percent. You can’t be sure how much salt the butter

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This is one of those recipes that creates memories and starts traditions. You need to start this within about a month before using or giving as a gift from the kitchen. This is easy and beautiful. Now if the cans of fruit are a bit less, or more, than what’s listed below, that’s OK. And packed in juice or syrup is OK, too. I used apricot brandy but plain or peach is OK.

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2324 Madison Road: Metzger Lore R. to Owens Holly; $50,000. 2376 Madison Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Caito Kerry; $57,000. 2495 Rookwood Court: Reed Peter J. & Meredith M. to Griffiths Thomas G.; $635,000. 3434 Mooney Ave.: Barry Colin G. & Jennifer C. to Wink Melissa L.; $514,900. 3487 Forestoak Court: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Ogier Sharen K.; $160,000. 3523 Pape Ave.: Hawkins Belinda S. to Budde Jonathan A.; $247,000. 3618 Amberson Ave.: Roe William G. to Klump Meredith C.;

$230,000. 3681 Grovedale Place: Gottlieb Thomas J. & Patricia A. to Edwards Nicholas M.; $312,000.


4420 Plainville Road: Kleine Kreutzmann Catherine to Ross Anthony T.; $69,000. 4521 Whetsel Ave.: Mt Washington Savings & Loan Co. to Anderson Michael; $25,000. 5017 Kenwood Road: M15s LP to Khanna Meharpal; $2,100. 5210 Ravenna St.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Devond Antonio; $11,000. 5218 Kenwood Road: Penklor Properties LLC to Trkulve John; $61,500. 6604 Buckingham Place: Begley Pamala G. & Jerry L. to Clark Alexander M.; $94,000. 6716 Britton Ave.: Miller Bryce to Overbeck Deanna; $26,000.


3901 West St.: Nap Emery Park LLC to Anderson Raymond B.; $728,407.


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to Bailey Elise Tr; $263,450. 3461 Windisch Ave.: Martin Thomas J. to Bank Of America NA; $301,000. 3546 Kroger Ave.: Eiseman Arli K. to Weyrich Shawn M.; $160,000.


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Heritage cottage now open for ‘Tastings’ By Rob Dowdy

COLUMBIA TWP. — The Heritage Grand may not be open for customers, but Heritage Tastings is ready and willing to serve. Heritage Tastings, in the cottage adjacent to the Heritage Grand, offers tea sittings, pre-fixed meals, beer and wine tastings as well as fresh baked

goods. It also features a rotating menu and grows herbs and spices that will be used on site for meals, and beer that will soon be brewed at the Heritage Grand. Owner Karen Lyon said a recent visit to a tea house in Florida led her to consider opening a similar business in the area. “I was just in awe of it. I

thought I could do this,” she said. It’s only been a few weeks, but Lyon said the business has been good. Bob Slattery, who owns the property, said Heritage Tastings is the first phase in his plan to renovate the Heritage House as an eatery and microbrewery that’s available as a boutique meeting space.

He said when he was approached about Lyon’s plan for the cottage, he was excited about the possibilities. “No one’s really done anything like that,” Slattery said. Brooke Brandon, Lyon’s partner at Heritage Tastings, said the menu will rotate monthly, but patrons have taken the the cream of asparagus soup,

which remains available each month. She also said they make a delicious radish chive tea sandwich, and Lyon’s quiche is “so good.” “That’s a staple of our lunch,” she said. Heritage Tastings is open by reservation only. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit or call 322-1881.

Owner Karen Lyon and partner Brooke Brandon are taking reservations at Heritage Tastings, which is located next to the Heritage Grand. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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$1M bond set in brother’s slaying Police allege felon ran over sibling with truck in fight

Gannett News Service MADISONVILLE — A motorist and career criminal accused of running down and killing his own brother over the weekend was ordered held on a $1 million bond today. In setting such a high bond, Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Bernie Bouchard agreed with prosecutors who said Kalvin Lavizzo, 46, now facing a murder charge, has a “terrible record.” The convicted felon has been in and out of jail on several charges including domestic violence, felonious assault and aggravated assault since the early 1990s, court records show. He currently is serving three years’ probation for receiving a stolen property conviction earlier this year. Lavizzo’s public defender, however, insists he did not hurt his older brother, Theodore Lavizzo, 57. The two men argued in a parking lot behind a home in the 4800 block of Whetsel Avenue in Madisonville about10 p.m. Saturday, Cincinnati police said. The fight came to blows, after which police say Kalvin Lavizzo got into his green, 1994 Toyota pickup

Kalvin Lavizzo, left, stands with public defender Kathryn Fallat for his arraignment. THE ENQUIRER/GLENN HARTONG

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truck and ran down Theodore Lavizzo. He died at University Hospital. “He completely denies causing or trying to cause harm to his brother,” said Kathryn Fallat of the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office. “He is extremely distraught.” While authorities have not said yet what the two brothers were allegedly ar-

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PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thursday, November 15, 2012 in Room 805, County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of hearing: Case Number : Columbia 2012-02; Marathon Sign Subject Property: Columbia Township: 5361 Kennedy Avenue, on the southwest corner of the Kennedy Avenue and Highland Avenue intersection (Book 520. Page 240, Parcel 61) Applicant: C&B Sign Service Inc., applicant and KRSNA Properties LLC (owners) Application: Modification of the signage standards of an existing Special Public Interest (SPI) District Plan Summary : To allow for the replacement of an existing 180 square foot, 61 foot high freestanding Marathon sign with a 154 square foot, 60 foot high sign along Kennedy Avenue. Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-946-4550, 513-946-4452 (Sharon Stewart)

along with everyone. “We didn’t have any problem out of him,” Recher said Monday. “It was kind of surprising to me, about his own brother, but I never met any of the family.” Recher said he knew about the accusations against Lavizzo involving Job and Family Services, but he doesn’t think Lavizzo saw a penny of the money from that scheme. “He didn’t get any of that money. He was living from week to week,” Recher said.


LEGAL NOTICE "Public" Auction Compass Self Storage For Liens On Storage Units at all sites listed below, Thursday November 15, 2012. Starting At 9:30AM Compass Self Storage Formerly Lunken Self Storage 4700 Wilmer Ct. Cincinnati, OH 45226 513.321.1188 495 Rhodes, Freddie 509 Rhodes, Freddie 576 Trautman, Marc 578Suedhof, Mitchel The goods in this Auction are being sold under the Judicial Lien Act. The goods are generally described as household goods and / or business related items unless otherwise noted. COMPASS SELF STORAGE reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. The payment terms of the sale are cash only. Complete terms of Auction will be posted day of sale at the Auction Site. Auctioneer Joseph C. Tate as Executive Administrator. 1732665

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, in Room 805, of the County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: Columbia 2012-02 (ZVCT201202) Subject Property: Columbia Township: 5523 Whetsel Ave (Book 520, Page 214, Parcels 0099 & 0102) Applicant: Gregory Sack, applicant and owner Request: For the approval of the construction of a six (6) foot tall deer fence in the front and side yard and a five (5) to six (6) foot tall trellis and a tool shed in the front yard. Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-946-4550

sister, Marie Lavizzo, 44, were indicted on charges of receiving stolen property in a scheme that authorities say stole more than $135,000 in public benefits from Hamilton County taxpayers. Three former Hamilton County Job and Family Services workers and 12 of their families and friends – including the Lavizzos – were accused in a 60-count indictment last year including theft in office, tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property. The workers are accused of filling out applications for medical benefits, cash or food stamps in the names of 12 families or friends and lying to super-

visors to allow those benefits applications to be approved. At least one of the workers was getting a kickback in the scheme. The workers, who were operating their schemes independent of each other without the knowledge of what the others were doing, all resigned in the summer of 2010 after a JFS investigation was launched Bill Recher, Kalvin Lavizzo’s boss at Products & Service Co. of the West End, said the welder had a good work record and got

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Zachary Schuster, born 1985, alcoholic beverages in park, 5060 Observatory Circle, Oct. 10. Robert Kendricks, born 1958, building code violation, 3295 Erie Ave., Oct. 11. Joshua Eanes, born 1991, criminal damaging or endangering, 3295 Erie Ave., Oct. 12. Heather Bobbitt, born 1989, disorderly conduct, 5900 Madison Road, Oct. 13. Shabba Travis, born 1992, possession of drugs, 4926 Ebersole Ave., Oct. 13. Kenneth Blankumsee, born 1992, criminal trespassing, 6008 Madison Road, Oct. 14. Matthew J. Stephens, born 1967, building code violation, 3295 Erie Ave., Oct. 15. Ronnell Howard Tennant, born

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 the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location (s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday 11/19/12 at 1PM 2950 Robertson Ave., Cincinnati, Oh 45209 513-631-0290 Donald Love 7959 Julie Marie West Chester, OH 45069 Household goods, boxes Skylar Hughes 6254 Stewart Rd Cincinnati, OH 45236 Furniture, boxes, TV’s or stereo equip. Sylvia Kennedy 6451 Beechwood Ter. Cinti, OH 45230 Household goods, furniture, boxes JoAnn Orr 1931 Truitt Ave Cinti, OH 45212 Household goods, furniture, boxes 1732675

1984, domestic violence, 5729 Montgomery Road, Oct. 15. Charles E. Fletcher, born 1981, burglary, 2810 Hyde Park Ave., Oct. 16. Cierra Frances Rhodes, born 1987, theft under $300, 3760 Paxton Ave., Oct. 16. James White, born 1960, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4954 Settle St., Oct. 16. Kurtis A. Naish, born 1979, theft $300 to $5000, 3008 Madison Road, Oct. 16. Micheal Goss, born 1988, assault, telecommunication harassment, 4112 Whetsel Ave., Oct. 16. Micheal Goss, born 1988, obstructing official business, 6415 Madison Road, Oct. 16. Veronica Ford, born 1982, possession of an open flask, 4954 Settle St., Oct. 16. Joshua Bishop, born 1988, child endangering/neglect, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 17. Michael Morgan, born 1980, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 18. Patricia Nance, born 1973, felonious assault, 6524 Desmond St., Oct. 18. John C. Fitzpatrick, born 1971,

criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3746 Drake Ave., Oct. 20. William Brunner, born 1988, carrying concealed weapons, having a weapon under disability, misdemeanor drug possession, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, 5909 Bramble Ave., Oct. 20. Kelvin S. Lavizzo, born 1966, murder, 4815 Whetsel Ave., Oct. 21.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing 6010 Montgomery Road, Oct. 15. Aggravated robbery 2488 Madison Road, Oct. 13. 4800 Winona Terrace, Oct. 13. Assault 1602 Madison Road, Oct. 12. 6414 Girard Ave., Oct. 17. 1222 William Howard Taft Road, Oct. 19. Breaking and entering 4915 Jameson St., Oct. 13. 5936 Ridge Ave., Oct. 13. 6410 Girard Ave., Oct. 15. 2895 Linwood Ave., Oct. 16. 2740 Lawndale Ave., Oct. 16. 801 Ellison Ave., Oct. 17. 5936 Ridge Ave., Oct. 18.

6013 Mayflower Ave., Oct. 18. Burglary 3650 Shaw Ave., Oct. 12. 6208 Prentice St., Oct. 12. 5700 Glengate Lane, Oct. 12. 5816 Woodmont Ave., Oct. 14. 449 Missouri Ave., Oct. 15. Criminal damaging/endangering 2847 Markbreit Ave., Oct. 17. 2950 Robertson Ave., Oct. 17. 3709 Drake Ave., Oct. 17. 4507 Whetsel Ave., Oct. 18. 4644 Erie Ave., Oct. 18. 5315 Chapman St., Oct. 18. 5724 Carothers St., Oct. 19. Domestic violence Reported on Homer Avenue, Oct. 12. Reported on Feemster Street, Oct. 14. Felonious assault 6524 Desmond St., Oct. 18. Menacing 5572 Montgomery Road, Oct. 16. Robbery 4925 Ward St., Oct. 12. 1538 Madison Road, Oct. 14. Theft 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 6. 3115 Linwood Ave., Oct. 7. 3721 Woodland Ave., Oct. 7. 3760 Paxton Ave., Oct. 7. 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 7. 3527 Columbia Py, Oct. 8.

2680 Madison Road, Oct. 8. 3505 Erie Ave., Oct. 8. 3625 Kendall Ave., Oct. 8. 4702 Duck Creek Road, Oct. 8. 1203 Hayward Ave., Oct. 8. 1230 Hayward Ave., Oct. 8. 1265 Crestwood Ave., Oct. 8. 1307 Dillon Ave., Oct. 8. 5000 Observatory Circle, Oct. 8. 5000 Observatory Circle, Oct. 8. 3431 Golden Ave., Oct. 9. 2675 Madison Road, Oct. 9. 3460 Arnold St., Oct. 9. 3528 Principio Ave., Oct. 9. 2104 Madison Road, Oct. 12. 3225 Madison Road, Oct. 12. 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 13. 2488 Madison Road, Oct. 15. 3700 Drake Ave., Oct. 15. 4001 Rosslyn Drive, Oct. 15. 3000 Observatory Ave., Oct. 16. 3519 Kroger Ave., Oct. 16. 3707 Madison Road, Oct. 16. 3760 Paxton Ave., Oct. 16. 3762 Paxton Ave., Oct. 16. 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 16. 5572 Montgomery Road, Oct. 16. 3414 Golden Ave., Oct. 17. 3210 Madison Road, Oct. 17. 5409 Lester Road, Oct. 17. 6414 Girard Ave., Oct. 17. Keys Crescent Lane, Oct. 18. 2637 Erie Ave., Oct. 18. 4820 Stewart Ave., Oct. 18. 3740 Erie Ave., Oct. 18. 2917 Robertson Ave., Oct. 19. 3760 Paxton Ave., Oct. 19.

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Willie McRae, 62, 2425 Losantaville Ave., theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Sept. 30. Juvenile male, 16, theft at 5375 Ridge Ave., Oct. 1. Ramon Collins, 29, 2404 Lincoln Ave., receiving stolen property at 2330 Section Road, Oct. 4. Michael Bigg, 35, 2000 Westwood Northern Blvd., weapons under disability at 6128 Madison Road, Oct. 7. Javon Covington, 32, 5851 Monfort Heights, drug possession at 6128 Madison Road, Oct. 6. Shane Fugate, 30, 2941 N. Dunham Road, carrying concealed weapon at 3200 Highland Ave., Oct. 3. Patrick Henry, 42, 63 Towne Commons Way, robbery at 5301 Ridge Road, Oct. 15. Arthur Falukner, 32, 833 Seton Ave., theft at 3400 Highland Ave., Oct. 12.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at 5641 Viewpointe Drive, Oct. 8. Criminal mischief Reported at 5671 Fredericksburg, Oct. 10. Burglary Residence entered at 2839 Ridgewood Ave., Sept. 28. Residence entered and copper pipes of unknown value removed at 2987 Ridgewood Ave., Oct. 14. Forgery Victim reported at 8214 Wooster Pike, Oct. 1. Misuse of credit card $1,072 taken through deceptive means at 5508 Ehrling Road, Oct. 15. Theft At Ehrling Road, Oct. 4. Gift cards of unknown value removed at 8212 Wooster Place, Oct. 4. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 5580 Ehrling Road, Oct. 4. Watch and necklace of unknown value removed at 2783 Losantridge Ave., Oct. 8. Cell phone valued at $150 removed at 5301 Ridge Road, Oct. 14. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Victim struck at 6848 Buckingham Place, Oct. 11.

FAIRFAX Arrests/citations Dustin Siler, 33, 127 Queens Road, theft, Sept. 26. Monica Goodman, 22, 1726

Sutton Ave. #3, theft, Sept. 27. Keith Requardt, 34, 1394 Buxton Meadows, driving under suspension, Oct. 1. Todd S. Carr, 23, 4455 Eastern Ave., theft, Oct. 2. Prince L. Mclean, 112, 3913 Cedarwood Place, theft, criminal damage, Oct. 2. Ibrahima Ba, 25, 438 Hillside Ave., driving under suspension, Oct. 2. Brandon E. Cade, 26, 1925 Losantiville, driving under suspension, Oct. 2. Johnny Sorrell, 31, 7756 Scioto Court #321, theft, Oct. 3. Richard Blanton, 45, 2579 Charter Oak St., theft, Oct. 3. Sampson Letchworth, 32, 7069 Bluecrest Drive, drug abuse, driving under suspension, Oct. 5. Jamie Ayer, 33, 2875 Ohio 50, criminal damage, Oct. 6. Javaun R. Jones, 22, 4308 Duckcreek #3, endangering children, theft, Oct. 6. Joshua Ridenour, 18, 3919 Elsmere, drug abuse, Oct. 7. William Gunner, 58, 3716 Petoskey, drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, Oct. 8. Randall Piepmeyer, 49, 5727 Bramble Ave., theft, Oct. 9. Ricky Murphy, 26, 621 Charwood, theft, Oct. 10. Anthony M. Chitwood, 33, 6611 Merwin Ave. #1, driving under suspension, Oct. 10. Melinda R. Young, 36, 489 Adler St., criminal tools, theft, Oct. 11.

Incidents/investigations Theft Two portable DVD players taken from Walmart; $128 at 4000 Red Bank Road, Oct. 2. Merchandise taken from Walmart at 4000 Red Bank Road, Oct. 3. Unauthorized use of bank account number reported at 5804 Elder St., Oct. 1. Price tag removed from sunglasses at Walmart at 4000 Red Bank Road, Oct. 6. DVDs taken from Walmart at 4000 Red Bank Road, Oct. 6. Cellphones taken from Walmart; $330 value, at 4000 Red Bank Road, Oct. 6. Food items taken from Walmart; $2.56 value, at 4000 Red Bank Road, Oct. 10. Clothing items taken from Walmart; $61.49 value, at 4000 Red Bank Road, Oct. 11. Two microwave ovens taken from Walmart; $133 value, at 4000 Red Bank Road, Oct. 11. Cellphones taken from Walmart; $530 value, at 4000 Red Bank Road, Oct. 12. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $120 value, Oct. 10.

MARIEMONT Arrests/citations Kara Sitz, 19, 640 Daniel Court, drug abuse, Oct. 6. Daniel Roller, 33, 27115 Valley Vista, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Oct. 7. Alekey Semenjakov, 30, 46 Apple Lane, obstructing official business, Oct. 2.

Incidents/investigations Theft Female stated ID used with no authorization at 3824 Homewood, Sept. 25. Male reported theft by deception; $500 loss at 6975 Murray Ave., Sept. 29. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at 6953 Murray Ave., Oct. 1.

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

Incidents/investigations Unleashed dogs, disturbance Physical confrontation ensued about dogs running without leash at bike trail, Oct. 14.



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