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Shopping spirits bright in Oakley By Forrest Sellers

Holiday music

The churches of the Madisonville area will offer up a Holiday Songfest Celebration. The program will include holiday and gospel music, praise dancing and a hand bell performance. SEE STORIES, A2

Seasonal celebration

Legend Community Church will once again be spreading holiday cheer in Oakley with a variety of holiday-themed events throughout the month of December. Wilcoxon SEE STORIES, A3

The mood of Oakley shoppers and business owners was anything but “black” on Black Friday. “It’s been surprisingly wonderful,” said Renee Dustman, owner of the Spotted Goose Co. “People are supporting local business“People are es this year. “ We ’ v e supporting been super local busy.” businesses The mood was upbeat this year. compared to We’ve been last year when construction super busy.” Renee along Madison Dustman Road impacted holiday shopOwner of the ping in Oakley Spotted Goose Square. Co. in Oakley This year construction on Madison Road in Oakley is halted until after the holiday season. “We are having a better November than last year,” said Miles Altman, owner of King Arthur’s Court Toys. “Business has been very good today.”


Andrea Grimm, left, and her mother, Malia, of Monfort Heights, try out a few of the toys at King Arthur’s Court Toys in Oakley. They were among those who shopped in the Oakley business district on Black Friday. Altman said temporarily suspending construction has helped. “It makes it easier to get through here,” he said. However, Pleasant Ridge resident Jill Buehler said she would have shopped in Oakley Square regardless of the construction.

Two seniors will lead the Cincinnati Country Day wrestlers on the mats this year. The team will be young, but are eager for the season to begin SEE STORIES, A6

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Motorists and pedestrians concerned a Cincinnati project will impact Hyde Park Square during the holidays can breathe a sigh of relief. Water main replacement work along Erie Avenue will not begin in Hyde Park Square until after the first of the year, according to Michele Ralston, a spokeswoman for Greater Cincinnati Waterworks.

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Monteith to Paxton avenues. Ralston said water main replacement work will continue along Erie Avenue east of Michigan Avenue during the next few weeks. “We are in the process of upgrading and repairing aging water mains,” said Ralston. “We are currently replacing a six-inch water main with a new 12-inch water main.” She said replacement of the mains improves water flow and

Mariemont senior Haley Fallon stacks donated food items from the school’s Key Club donation drive.

The Mariemont High School Key Club heard the call, and once again stepped up in a big way. Inter Parish Ministry in Newtown is always looking for more donations for its food drive, but more so during the holiday season. The key club made a contest of the food drive, which took place over the course of a week and netted about 4,200 cans for the local food pantry. Julie Bell, key club advisor, said the food drive is the biggest philanthropic effort for the club each year. “The kids have a way of com-

ing through,” she said. Key club member Kate Hassey, a Mariemont junior, said this is the school’s 15th year hosting a food drive for Inter Parish Ministry. She said the club put up signs, reminded teachers and made announcements to build anticipation for the food drive, which doubled as a contest among first bell classes. Inter Parish Ministry food pantry coordinator Chuck Swanson said the Mariemont High School food drive is just one of many the food pantry needs to keep its doors open to needy local families. He said several schools, local businesses and charitable organizations are working on food,

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“We love coming to Oakley to shop,” she said. “The traffic deterred us from going to the mall. “The traffic and parking here was easy.”

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Experience helps

“I think anywhere you go is busy, so it wouldn’t have stopped me,” she said. This sentiment was echoed by East Walnut Hills resident Brigid O’Kane, who was walking along the Square with her five-year-old daughter Alexi.



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LETTER TO SANTA Dear Santa, I have been a very good boy this year. I shared my toys with my friends, Rocco, Will, Alivia, Elijah, Carson and Audrey, and I did my best to mind my mommy and daddy. I say my prayers before I eat, and every night before bed. Finally, I love Jesus, and try to do what He would want me to everyday. This Christmas, what I really want is more trains for my Thomas collection, and maybe even a train table. Thomas is my very favorite, and I play with my trains everyday. I also love Toy Story, and would love to


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Madisonville to resonate with area choirs By Forrest Sellers

Madisonville churches will sound off during an upcoming musical event. A Holiday Songfest Celebration will start 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Korean-Madisonville United Methodist Church, 6130 Madison Road. The first Songfest was last year and was connected to the community’s bicentennial celebration. “I would like to see it

become an annual event for the community,” said Songfest organizer Prencis Wilson, who is a resident of Madisonville. Participants will include the Gaines United Choir from Gaines United Methodist Church. Other Songfest participants will include St. Anthony Church, St. Margaret - St. John Catholic Church, New Mission Missionary Baptist Church, Prince of Peace Catholic School and St. Paul Luther-

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Event organizers Nancy Hanseman, left, and Prencis Wilson and the Rev. H. Allen Green are preparing for the upcoming Holiday Songfest Celebration, which will be Sunday, Dec. 5. The Songfest will feature choirs and performers from Madisonville area churches.

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an Church. Nancy Hanseman, who is also an organizer for the event, said the program will include holiday and gospel music, praise dancing and a hand bell performance. Hanseman, a resident of East Hyde Park, said the Songfest is an opportunity to “bring the community together.” The Rev. H. Allen Green, minister of worship and evangelism at Gaines Church, said he hopes the Songfest will create a harmony which extends beyond the holiday season. “Hopefully, this will bloom into something that helps Madisonville,” he said. Admission is free. Refreshments will also be provided. For information about Songfest visit the website

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The Wooster Pike medians in Terrace Park would look similar to this 2008 rendering by CDI Associates.


Councilman Jim Muennich, second from right, explains some of the options for the median project to Councilman Stefan Olson, left, Councilman Mark Porst, and resident Jim Porter, with the help of Greg Bell, right, project manager for the engineering firm working on the medians. neer for ODOT District 8, explained that alternates are anything above the standard items. In this case, the village requested brick paver crosswalks but the state standard is painted crosswalk lines, Hively said. The paver crosswalks would be considered an alternate for the project, and would not be eligible for federal funding and have to be 100 percent funded by Terrace Park. An additive-alternate,

Hively said, is an item that generally would not be part of the base project but can be added if money becomes available. For the median project, the brick pavers at the end the landscaped medians could be considered an additive-alternate and would be eligible for federal funds. Councilman Jim Muennich said it was always Terrace Park’s understanding that the project would be calculated with all alternates and then the $464,818 of

federal stimulus funds would be applied. In September ODOT estimated the project would cost $621,500 with none of the estimates and $903,100 with all of the estimates. After the federal funding was applied, Terrace Park and the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments, which has money earmarked for this project, would apply an 8020 percent split the remaining costs. “In my opinion, the state of Ohio is in total breach of contract with the village of Terrace Park,” Muennich said of how ODOT calculated the project bids. In an e-mail to project manager Greg Bell and ODOT officials, Muennich wrote that it appears the state is changing the rules since additional federal stimulus money became available. “That’s not right,” he wrote. “The number they’re throwing at us is absurd,” Councilman Stefan Olson said. Steven DeHart, legislative liaison for ODOT District 8, recommended in an email that the village include brick pavers as part of the base project and make the alternate items, such as the paver crosswalks, the additives to the project. DeHart wrote that plans need to be revised quickly so ODOT could readvertise the project within the next couple months. The median project has been in planning and development stages for more than two years. For more about your community, visit w w w. C i n c i n n a t i . c o m / terracepark.


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Oakley to celebrate the season By Forrest Sellers

Legend Community Church will once again be spreading holiday cheer in Oakley. The church has organized a variety of holidaythemed events throughout the month of December. The evens will be on consecutive Saturdays. The seasonal celebration will kick off with caroling on the Square from 7-10 p.m.

Dec. 4 starting near the G e i e r Esplanade. This will be followed by free pictures with Wilcoxon Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at the corner of Madison Road and Isabella Avenue and a Light Up Oakley Luminary from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18. Last year Legend Community Church organized a

One-way streets an idea to curb cut throughs By Lisa Wakeland

Another one-way street idea

One idea from the Mariemont Traffic Calming Commission is making Hiawatha Avenue a one-way street with traffic headed east and making Rembold Avenue one-way with traffic heading west. Street representative Lisa Gordon, who lives on Hiawatha Avenue, said many residents in that area support the proposal. Gordon said part of the traffic problem is that those streets are frequently used by students, both driving and walking to the high school. She said she doesn’t think a speed hump or additional stop sign will be enough.

Street reps

Mariemont is looking for street representatives to be part of the newly-created Traffic Calming Commission. Representatives would be responsible for surveying neighbors about traffic issues on their respective streets and relaying any concerns to the Commission. Contact the village office, 271-3246, or Safety Committee Chairman Dennis Wolter,, to sign up. Road and traffic traveling east on the north side of Murray Avenue, toward Plainville Road. The majority of the northern side of Murray Avenue is in Columbia Township, with the far western end in the city of Cincinnati, and the south side of Murray Avenue is in Mariemont. Some village residents who attended the meeting said if there are not a large number of speeding vehicles or accidents, as Police Chief Rick Hines reported, then changing each side of Murray Avenue to one-way streets would be like a punishment for residents on those five blocks. Others added that there should be a manual traffic count instead of solely relying on residents’ reports that there are too many vehicles using the side streets as cut-through routes. “This problem has gotten so big that picking the most popular solution may not be the most effective,” Wolter said. “Some people are going to be inconvenienced but safety is the first priority.” Councilman and Safety Committee member Andy Black said the end goal is to eliminate some of the cutthrough traffic but there are many unknowns at this point. The Traffic Calming Commission will continue to meet to determine the biggest areas of concern and possible solutions.

they come together to play music on a wide variety of instruments, including harps, fiddles, concertinas, flutes, bodhrans, mandolins, banjos and guitars. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free; however, this being a fundraising event for the school, donations will be accepted to help the school continue in its mission of encouraging people of all ages to learn and enjoy traditional Irish and Celtic music.

Oakley Christmas Legend Community Church will once again sponsor a variety of events on consecutive Saturdays in December. Activities will kick off with caroling on the Square from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 4 followed by free pictures with Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 11 and a Light Up Oakley Luminary from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18. Council member Matt Jones said the celebration takes into account the suspension of construction on Madison Road during the holidays.

All of the events will be in the Oakley business district along Madison Road. Additionally, the Oakley Community Council and area businesses are organizing a holiday-themed event similar to Oakley After Hours. The event will be Saturday, Dec. 11. The specific time is to be determined. Oakley is now open for business, said Jones. “We’ll be highlighting everything a shopper can do here,” he said.

BRIEFLY Holiday events

• Mariemont will have its luminaria and tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 near the Mariemont Community Church, near the intersection of Oak and Chestnut streets. Call the village office, 2713246, with questions. • Terrace Park will have its annual holiday event Sunday, Dec. 5 on the village green off Elm Avenue. Luminaria lighting begins at 6 p.m., caroling begins at 6:15 p.m. and the tree lighting takes place at 6:30 p.m. Santa will arrive at 6:45 p.m. and there will be carriage rides.

Christmas tree sale

Mariemont Boy Scout Troop 149 is hosting its annual Christmas tree sale at municipal building, 6907 Wooster Pike, until Wednesday, Dec. 22. Troop 149 will have Fraser firs from a family-operated grower in North Carolina and shipments are staged to retain freshness. Hours are 4-9 p.m. Mon-

Irish holiday concert The Riley School of Irish Music, a local non-profit organization dedicated to teaching the art of traditional Irish music, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a holiday concert of traditional Irish music. The performance is 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Columbia Baptist Church, 3718 Eastern Ave. The concert, titled “Peace and Merriment,” will feature Irish and Celtic holiday music performed by students and faculty of the Riley School as

Wilcoxon said an effort has been made to create a holiday atmosphere evoking traditions of the past. Additionally, the Oakley Community Council and area businesses are planning a special event. The details and time are still being finalized, but it will be similar to Oakley After Hours. Live entertainment is planned, and food will also be available. Oakley Community



day to Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Pine roping and wreaths are also available. Proceeds will help support the Scouts’ High Adventures.

Recycling container swap for sizes

Cincinnati residents who received the new 96-gallon recycling containers can request other sizes. Available sizes are 64-gallon containers that are 29 pounds when empty and measure 41 inches by 21 inches by 27 inches; 30-gallon containers that are 19 pounds when empty and measure 37 inches by 19 inches by 24 inches; or 18gallon bins similar to the current ones. The city recommends the 64-gallon containers for biweekly collection for one- to two-person households and the smaller sizes are recommended for those with difficulty carrying heavy loads or negotiating steps. Old recycling bins can not

used for collection because they are not equipped with tags that identify each household for the recycling points program. Call 352-5332 to swap containers. Visit for details on the program.

Book fair benefits Scouts

Boy Scout Troop No. 114 will participate in a book fair at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Friday, Dec. 10. The Scouts will receive a portion of the proceeds from book sales that day.

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Mariemont officials are trying to stop vehicles from using residential side streets as cut-through routes as part of a comprehensive traffic calming plan. Ideas include no left turn signs at Homewood Road and Beech Street, additional stop signs, temporary speed humps and making a few streets one way. “What works for one street may not work for another,” Safety Committee Chairman Dennis Wolter at the Nov. 22 meeting. “We’re looking for both short- and long-term solutions.” Village residents have voiced concerns during the past year and have asked council to deal with the traffic problem. The one-way street proposals have garnered the most attention, and while some residents support the idea, others question whether it will actually help with traffic issues. One resident who attended the Nov. 22 meeting said he likes the idea of making Murray Avenue, split by a large grass median, a oneway street but the proposed direction for traffic flow seems counterintuitive. The proposal currently has vehicles on the southern side of Murray Avenue traveling west toward Settle

similar holiday celebration. Jason Wilcoxon, pastor of Legend Community Church, said Oakley After Hours served as an inspiration. “We just really like the downtown Oakley area and like to see cool things happen there,” said Wilcoxon. He said businesses were very supportive of the holiday-themed activities. “They were glad to have something bring attention to the business district,” he said.

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Kindergartner Blake Payne gets into the spirit with his pumpkin face paint.


Third grader Evan Sizer tested his skill at the popular Pop Ring Toss game at the festival.


From left, second graders Sadie Koehler and Avery Messner are transformed with the help of a little face paint at the festival.



Pumpkin fest

Ghouls and goblins came out to play at Terrace Park Elementary PTO’s annual Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 15. The event included spooky jack-o-lanterns, hair-raising hair painting, ghostly games and devilishly delicious dinners for students, parents and staff.


Terrace Park Elementary PTO held its annual Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 15. From left, students Elizabeth Minifie, Elizabeth McCarthy, Courtney Robinson, Kyra George and Emily Bush enjoy a treat at the Pumpkin Patch Cafe during the festival.


From left, fifth graders Nate Moehring and Charlie Tripp are excited about their Cake Walk prize at the festival.

Five from Xavier on medical mission A 7.0-magnitude earthquake killed about 230,000 people in Haiti Jan. 12, 2010, and left millions homeless. One year later, from Jan. 2-9, 13 Xavier pre-med students, two staff members from Xavier’s Office of Interfaith Community Engagement and four medical professionals will commemorate this anniversary by traveling to Haiti under the medical auspices of Heart to Heart International (H2H).

Five Cincinnati-area Xavier students are among those chosen to participate in the trip. They are: Jonathan Kuhl of Hamilton, a sophomore majoring in natural sciences with a minor in peace studies; Eli Marr of Williamsburg, a junior natural sciences major; Angie Horner of Hyde Park, a senior occupational therapy major; Kathy Moebius of Sharonville, a senior biology major; and Julie Krechting of Green Township, a sophomore

majoring in occupational therapy with a minor in psychology. H2H is a faith-based initiative which has had teams in Haiti since the day after the quake. The Xavier group will live outside Port-au-Prince and commute into the city to H2H’s large primary care facility. Smaller teams will venture into the more remote areas during the week. H2H will find lodging, two meals a day, translators, security

and transportation in Haiti. The medical directors on site are a husband and wife, assisted by some Haitian nurses and other medical professionals. While all of this is located for the Xavier group, it is not free. Rabbi Abie Ingber, the founding director of Xavier’s Office for Interfaith Community Engagement, estimates that the group needs to find $50,000 to fly, feed and house 19 people for one week.

Ingber said tax-deductible donations may be sent to: Xavier University, Office of Interfaith Community Engagement, 3800 Victory Parkway ML 2120, Cincinnati, OH 45207. Checks can be made payable to Xavier University IFCE. For more information, call 7453569.


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Mariemont Elementary hosted a student tribute to local U.S. military members Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Third-grader Stephen Banks introduces his father, James, during the celebration.

Mariemont Elementary pays tribute to local veterans


Mariemont Elementary hosted a student tribute to local U.S. military members Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Here, first-grader Braeden Ewart recites the Pledge of Allegiance during the celebration.

Mariemont Elementary hosted a student tribute to local members who serve or have served in the U.S. military Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Students invited family members or friends from America’s Armed Forces to a special morning at the elementary school. The day began with an

informal reception. Then students and honored veterans gathered in the auditorium where sixthgrade Boy Scouts posted the colors and spoke about the meaning of the flag. This was followed by the sixth-grade Girl Scouts who shared the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Students introduced each of their special guests and all grades performed patriotic songs. To conclude the program, everyone enjoyed a video of sixth-graders interviewing Gen. Douglas Short, who turned 90-years-old that day.


Mariemont Elementary hosted a student tribute to local U.S. military members Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The sixth-grade Girl Scouts share the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance and lead the school in reciting the pledge during the program.


Mariemont Elementary hosted a student tribute to local U.S. military members Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Students Madison, center, and Chloe Telgkamp introduce their grandfather Mike Maschinot to the audience during the program.

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Academic award

The Summit Country Day boys and girls varsity soccer teams were again awarded the prestigious National Soccer Coaches Association Team Academic Award under head coaches Barnard Baker and Mike Fee. The awards are given annually to teams who demonstrate exemplary performance in the classroom during the academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding each player’s GPA, then dividing that number by the number of players. The average GPA for the boys’ team was 3.61 on a 4.0 scale. “Our staff continues to uphold lofty standards for our players,” said Baker, head varsity boys’ coach. “We demand that they always strive to be the very best at everything they do ... on and off the field.” The average GPA for the girls’ team was 3.89. “This is our sixth consecutive year to be awarded,” said girls’ head varsity coach Fee. “Our tradition stresses the importance of being a student-athlete. The standard has been set and is expected to be continued.” Summit is one of only 60 schools throughout the nation to receive double honors for both the boys’ and girls’ teams.

Gibler is MVP

St. Xavier High School graduate Walt Gibler was named Most Valuable Player of the recent Nick Kladis Classic, after leading the Loyola University Chicago basketball team to three wins at its own tournament. The 6-foot, 7-inch junior forward scored in double digits in all three games at the tournament, and averaged 15.7 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game.

New lacrosse coach

The Summit Country Day School recently announced Pat Collura as the new head varsity lacrosse coach. Prior to the announcement, Collura was the head varsity lacrosse coach at St. Xavier High School. He replaces his son Dan Collura, who now will serve as the team’s assistant varsity coach. Collura is excited to be coaching alongside his son, adding to the successful program’s rich history. The Silver Knights won the OHSLA State Championship in 2006. “Dan and I have been humbled by the opportunity to build this program together,” Collura said. “Everybody at Summit has been extremely gracious. We’re definitely looking forward to the lacrosse season.” Collura is in his ninth year of coaching high school lacrosse. He took over the St. Xavier lacrosse program in 2005, where he led the Bombers to four state Final Four appearances. Collura was named Ohio Coach of the Year in 2005, Man of the Year in 2000 and 2010, and Regional Coach of the Year in 2010. “Coach Pat Collura brings a wealth of experience, expertise and success to The Summit,” said Greg Dennis, athletic director. “We are very excited to have Pat at the helm of one of the premier lacrosse programs in Cincinnati.”


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Mariemont wrestlers set to open season By Nick Dudukovich

The Mariemont High School wrestling program will return a core of wrestlers that should help the team build off last season’s results. District qualifier Taylor Henderson should be a catalyst for the Warriors at the 119-pound weight class. According to head coach Rodney Cash, Henderson is displaying the dedication needed to make a run at the state tournament. “He’s doing a bunch of extra (work) and he’s working hard before practice and he’s got a good workout partner,” Cash said. “He’s really been working hard.” Henderson was 42-5 last season with 22 pins at 119 pounds, according to the Cincinnati Hills League conference website. Cash also expects big things from junior James Tecco, who finished third in the CHL’s 135-pound

weight class last season with a record of 26-11 (14 pins). Tecco prepared for this season by wrestling at a national tournament in North Dakota, according to Cash. “(James) is pretty talented…we expect him to be state qualifier,” Cash said. “He does what it takes to get up there on the podium.” The Warriors also have junior Keith Reincke to rotate between the 125and 130-pound weight classes, depending on what weight Tecco competes. At 215 pounds, Cash has league championship expectations for senior Aaron Lang, who finished second in his weight class last year with a 17-12 mark. In addition to its experienced wrestlers, Mariemont will also feature some strong freshmen. The Warriors will have three individuals that com-

peted in the junior high state tournament last season. David Quiambao (171 pounds), Isiah Garrett (152 pounds), and Issac Garrett (145 pounds) will be the core of the Warriors ninth graders. Despite their inexperience at high school wrestling, Cash expects his group of underclassmen to grow up fast. “We have a tough schedule, so they are going to grow up in a hurry,” he said. “I expect them to go out there and wrestle hard and just mature and get better as the season goes on…” The team as a whole has Cash, who is in his third year of coaching at Mariemont, optimistic about his squad’s chances. “We’re just going to compete hard and see what the season brings,” Cash said. “Hopefully we’ll take some kids up to the state tournament and get them up on the podium.”


Mariemont’s Taylor Henderson, left, and James Tecco are expected to be big contributors for the Warriors wrestling team this season.

France, Slater lead talented SCD wrestlers By Tony Meale

The North College Hill wrestling team has won the Miami Valley Conference each of the last three years, but Summit Country Day head coach Kyle Wirthwine believes his team has as good a chance as any to deny to foil the Trojans’ four-peat bid. “The MVC is a small conference, but it has a lot of quality teams and coaches. (NCH head coach) Tim Seis is a quality coach and brings back a quality team, and I think he will keep the MVC league championship this year,” Wirthwine said. “Having said that, our goal – starting this year and in years to come – is to win the MVC league title. From day one, the coaches have told the guys that there is enough talent and numbers this year to achieve that goal, but it will take a lot of work and dedication.” The Silver Knights will be led by senior Mark France, who is the defending league champion in the 140-pound division. “Mark France is by far the hardest worker in practice, and I expect that to

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Purcell Marian

The Cavaliers won back-toback league titles in 2009 and 2010 but graduated several seniors, including Andrew Hennegan, Adam Kemper, T.J. Washington, Taylor Hackworth, Tim Mitchell, Gabe Esteve and Pat Murphy. A young squad will have to step up in a hurry for the Cavs to mantain their stellar league standing. FILE PHOTO

Summit Country Day High School seniors Paul Slater, left, and Mark France will lead the Silver Knights’ wrestling team this season. continue on a daily basis,” Wirthwine said. “He is a leader in all that that he does and through this leadership, work ethic and discipline, I expect him to have a successful season and repeat as a league champ.” Other top returners are senior Paul Slater (125) and junior Andrew Lyons (119). “Paul is one of the smartest and most knowledgeable wrestlers on our team. He has really committed himself with his offseason workouts and getting extra time on the mat this past summer. He has the ability to return to districts for the first time since 2009,” Wirthwine said.

“And Andrew has the biggest motor on our team. He is a wrestler that simply does not stop, and I look for him to make his first district appearance.” Summit will be bolstered by two freshmen – Billy France (112) and Stuart Seltman (130) – who have been wrestling for six years. Both went undefeated as eighth-graders and won tournaments at Wilmington and Cincinnati Country Day. “The sky is the limit with these two,” Wirthwine said. “They could be the first two freshmen district – and maybe state – qualifiers that we have ever had.” Other top freshmen

Walnut Hills

Head coach Randolph Smith is in charge of the resurrection of the Walnut Hills wrestling program and he said he's assembled a strong coaching staff. While the numbers are low for the Eagles, Smith said they are improving and the numbers at the junior high level are very good. “We're working very hard to promote the program,” he said. Among the top prospects for Walnut Hills are freshmen Dylan Vogt and Randall Mincy and sophomore Thomas Brame.

include Austin Northern (135) and Otto Snelling (152). “The freshmen have given team an identity,” Wirthwine said. “For the first time in team history, we have numbers in the middle teens. Practices have been more focused, effort is continuing to rise and the

sense of team and commitment to a wrestling tradition has begun to take place – all because of this freshman class.” The freshmen will not be short on expert coaching. Wirthwine’s staff include former collegiate wrestlers George Moore (Iowa), Ladon Laney (Kent State) and Adam Coffey (Mount Saint Joseph). “Having those coaches around obviously proves vital to the program,” Wirthwine said. The Silver Knights will also be counting on seniors Ryan Gabelman (145), Dane Fajack (215) and Chris Tappel (285); juniors Robbie Hock (135), Andrew Lyons (119) and Drew VonHandorf; sophomore Ben Wilson (189); and freshmen Issiah Champman, Riley Cooper, Max Damaska (103) and Chris Hay. As for this year, Whitworth hopes to contend for a league title and send at least five wrestlers to districts. The league meet is slated for Jan. 30 at CCD. “Our eventual goal is to return to state,” he said, “and with these freshmen, (it’ll happen eventually).”

Perfect record

The Seven Hills Middle School boys’ soccer team ends the season with a perfect 19-0 record, an MVC Championship win and a firstplace finish in the CHCA Invitational. During the season, the boys scored 76 goals and only allowed 4. Goalies Kevin Brenning and Stefan Antonsson combined for 15 shutouts. In front are coach Bob Zepf, Connor Barnhart, Tigar Cyr, Carl Compton, Evan Smithers, Ike Lanier, Ben Nordmeyer, Jared Fisher, Jared Nelson, Duncan Gibson, George Karamanoukian; back, coach Mike Schnirring, coach Mike Heis, Brian Hills, Swede Moorman, Dale Reich, Ryan Green, Jackson Callow , Jules Baretta, Turner Anderson, Leo Fried, Tucker Robinson, Andrew Head, Kevin Brenning, Josh Weaver, Jeff Dedeker, Stefan Antonsson and George Davis.

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Depth, not stars, Seasoned duo leads young CCD team strength for Moeller By Nick Dudukovich

By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller High School wrestling team is a perennial power in the region and the upcoming season should continue the trend for the Crusaders. The makeup of the team will be different, as Moeller won’t have the two or three elite wrestlers leading the way the Crusaders are used to. “We don’t have a lot of state-tested kids,” head coach Jeff Gaier said. “It will be an interesting year. We have a lot of depth and a good mix between young kids and experienced kids, so it will be interesting to see how they do toward the end of the year. I think we’ll be a pretty solid team overall.” Moeller does have several solid wrestlers at the top of the lineup. Senior Brian MacVeigh is a returning state qualifier and should get win No.100 this season. Senior Brendan Walsh is another returning state qualifier for Moeller. Junior Joey Ward is another top wrestler for the Crusaders. Ward is a two-time state qualifier and was a state placer last season for Goshen and transferred to Moeller for his junior season. “We’ll be pretty good at their weights,” Gaier said. Junior Michael Blum was a state alternate last season and should be poised for a strong season and senior Zach Dawson is another talented wrestler for the Cru-


saders. Moeller does have a void in the lineup left by last year’s seniors, four of whom are wrestling in college. “We had more of the top kids in the state last year but we also had some inexperience in some weights,” Gaier said. For that reason, the Crusaders did well in tournaments, thanks to the high placers, but this season Moeller will be more successful in dual meets thanks the team’s depth. “We’re not going to have a weak weight. Every weight, we’ll have someone who is pretty solid,” he said. Elder is the team to beat in the GCL and Mason, Harrison, Fairfield and Lakota West are some of the other top teams in the area. Moeller will be tested by some of the top competition available as the Crusaders will compete in two of the top five tournaments in the country. “In those tournaments our kids will see opponents even better than what they will see at the state tournament so getting that experience will help prepare us,” Gaier said. One thing he does like about his team is the intensity he’s seen so far in the wrestling room. “This team, by far, has the highest intensity we’ve had in a long time,” he said. “Guys are battling hard for spots and they know they have to work hard to earn them. Having depth pushes everyone in the room. There’s no place to hide. You can’t slack off or you’ll lose your spot.”

The Cincinnati Country Day School wrestling program will feature a young but eager team during the 2010-2011 season, according to head coach Dan Wood. Seniors Will Fritz and Basil DeJong of Avondale will lead the small squad, which consists of nine members. Fritz will wrestle at 152 pounds, while DeJong will see action at 189 pounds. Wood expects good results from both of his upperclassmen this season. “Will’s got quickness and is fast, with explosive movements,” Wood said. “We’re hoping for him to be a takedown artist (because of how quick he is). He can escape (holds) a lot too, and pop out on a moment’s notice.” Fritz placed third in his weight class in the Miami Valley Conference standings last season, and the senior should be in contention again this winter. “Will’s definitely shown some good work ethic and commitment to continue getting better,” Wood said. DeJong is also doing what’s necessary to have a successful season, according to Wood. “The thing about Basil is that he is super enthusiastic,” Wood said. “He loves the sport and competing at it, and that’s going to help him.” Other members of the Indians roster this season include: Junior Emmett Gladden of Mount Healthy, sophomore Mayur Patel of


The Cincinnati Country Day School wrestling team (from left: Emmett Gladden, Mayur Patel, Basil DeJong, Omar Mustafa, Luke Stacy, Kit Morgan, Austin Harden) will seek success in the Miami Valley Conference throughout the 2010-2011 season. Blue Ash, and freshmen Kit Morgan of Columbia Township, Austin Harden of Mason, Luke Stacy of Batavia and Omar Mustafa of Loveland. Wood said to get his newcomers adjusted to varsity wrestling, he is getting them acquainted with some basic techniques, rather than giving them too much, too soon.

“I think what’s going to help them is that we reduced the things we are trying to teach,” Wood said. “We’re teaching them what we as coaches feel are high percentage moves, so that they might be able to see some success as the season progresses.” CCD’s new wrestlers will also benefit from having Fritz and DeJong as cap-

tains, according to Wood. “Those guys are role models and they are already leading things in practice and they’ve set the standard for the level of intensity in the room,” he said. With so many new wrestlers, the Indians could experience some growing pains throughout the season. Rather than focusing on wins and losses, Wood and his team gauge success in other ways. The coaches will look for little things such as take downs, pins, and near-fall points to ensure the program’s wrestlers are coming along properly. CCD opens the season at the Summit Invitational, Dec. 3. See more sports coverage at spreps

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students, though we will never meet face-toface. We can jump into a dialogue with Socrates on the nature of justice through Plato’s Trevor Shunk “Republic,” or Ivan on Community engage the question of Press guest the existence of columnist God within “ B r o t h e r s Karamozov,” as easily as by walking down the street to the nearest used book store. The greatest thinkers are few and far between; but through the Great Books, these minds are our neighbors, and they can become our friends. What do these Great Books mean to you, or to me? There are so many things to do – why should one turn off one’s iPod or forgo the football game to waste time with old books? The answer is not far from why we grow up reading. We go to school to learn, and to think, and to know. We look back on the course of our education and see ourselves transform from one human being into another. We see the fruits of this maturation in our daily lives, and we are grateful. As much as our early education shaped us into who and what we are, it would be foolish to say that this education should have ended when we walked across the stage for our high school diploma. We have graduated from basic chemistry and civics, but what have we graduated to? There is much less talk of reading after our formal education finishes, and this is a sad thing. Education should never end, and our reading should only burgeon as we age. It is the essence of being human to know, and it is in Great Books, for the most part, that this knowing finds its most meaningful expression. If we cease to read, we have failed the best teachers who, from an early age, inspired us to become something more than what we were. And if we have failed our best teachers, we have failed ourselves. Trevor Shunk is a native of Loveland, and is studying political philosophy and American government at Claremont Graduate University in California.

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Bound and determined to remember ‘Great Books’ There is much talk of reading books in the earliest years of our lives. We begin with the alphabet and children’s stories. We then move to novels and a variety of non-fiction – social studies, natural sciences and the like. As our reading abilities grow, and our interests expand, and our imaginations blossom, we may venture to histories or biographies or poetry, as we are so inclined. Books are natural for the young, and no one seems to question that reading and youth ought to go together. This is, of course, because reading and education go together. Books are at the heart of any good education, and everyone agrees that every human being deserves proper schooling. Everyone also knows that not just any books make for a good education. One would not say that a child should grow up only reading “Peanuts” or “Harry Potter,” as wonderful and insightful as these things may be. There is a certain kind of reading, a certain kind of book, which rises above the others. It possesses a certain quality or excellence that resonates with us. Though we may not be able to describe it, or understand it, we know it is there. It captivates us. We might call these special books the Great Books. They are great because they move us deeply. They are also great because they touch upon certain questions that affect all people at all times. They ask us to step outside of ourselves, outside of our particular circumstance and place and personality, and to consult the meaningful things, the permanent things, and the highest things. They take us to the heart of reality, or the “inner-truth” of things, as Augustine called it. These Great Books do not come often. Leo Strauss famously said that the greatest minds are the authors of the greatest books, and such men are extremely rare. We are not likely to meet any of them in a classroom. We are not likely to meet any of them anywhere. It is a piece of good luck if there is a single one alive in one’s time. Through the Great Books, we have access to the great minds that have preceded us. They can become our teachers, and we their



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Are the increased airport security measures, such as full body scans and more aggressive pat downs, too invasive? Why or why not? “Obviously the complainers have never experienced a colonoscopy, PAP smear, prostate exam or mammography. I find it much more invasive when I have to sit next to someone on the airplane who weighs 350 pounds or feels the need to fill my lungs with their second-hand smoke in an outdoor public place. Life is full of unpleasant experiences. Get over it. Would you rather be sucked out the hole blown in the side of the plane? Having your body shredded to bits is very invasive.” F.S.D. “Too invasive? Are you kidding? I’m not getting on a plane with anyone who hasn’t been scanned or patted down. If you can’t endure some inconvenience and what you may think is an invasion of your ‘personal rights’ for the safety of everyone on a flight, then please just don’t fly. “TSA officials aren’t perverts looking for a quick thrill – they’re professionals doing an important job to keep us all safe from events like those leading up to the 9/11 tragedy. I can understand the pilots’ and flight attendants’ concerns over being exposed to whatever radiation levels are emitted by the scanners since they fly so often; however, I think a breathalyzer might be in order considering recent allegations of pilots flying drunk! ‘Nuff said.” M.M. “Yes, the airport security measures now used are too invasive and are also totally worthless. History will look back upon our airport security procedures, much the way we look back at the ‘duck and cover’ drills we used to practice to prepare for a nuclear attack from Russia.” J.J. “Absolutely. Travelers are being treated as if they were entering a maximum security prison – as prisoners. As a lawabiding citizen, I find it humiliating and degrading to be treated like a criminal just so that I can spend the weekend in Boston with friends. Both our right to privacy and to protection from unreasonable search are violated by these measures. Where is the probable cause? “And no, I do not believe these procedures are making me safer. Criminals will simply find a way to get around them.” E.S. “Yes they are too invasive. Ask yourself how many rights are you willing to let the government take away for the sake of ‘perceived

Next question If you could be any fictional character, whom would you be and why? Every week the Eastern Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to easternhills@communitypress.c om with Chatroom in the subject line. safety.’ We go through this nonsense as the price we pay for safe air travel. Really? I think 95 percent of these inspections are not needed. The profile of the airline attacker is narrow, concrete, uniquely definable and universally known. So why do we do it? To be politically correct so we can’t be accused of profiling. ‘Don’t tread on me’ or as it was stated recently; ‘Don’t touch my junk!’” K.S. “Are the new airport security measures a good or bad idea? What a tough question. All of this interest in security didn’t begin, of course, until terrorists began trying to cause chaos in the Western world in the ‘70s. We are being targeted by very determined, very patient and very clever people who hate us, and believe there is nothing wrong with dying themselves in order to cause us harm. This enemy will continue to devise more subtle ways to get at us, even as we try to tighten up our defenses against them. I’m glad it isn’t my responsibility to devise effective counter-terrorism measures, because even one slip would have terrible consequences. Unlike other ideological differences, this one doesn’t seem to be clearly demarcated between the left and the right. As for me, I wouldn’t care how thoroughly the security folks searched me, but I can understand why some people (especially women) would be offended. Some intelligent critics argue that we should be doing more profiling than we now do. They say that it is silly to search an infant, for example. Guess what? It isn’t unreasonable to think that these terrorists might plant explosives in the personal effects or body of an innocent baby, or an older person. Whatever works, they’ll try. I am reluctantly in favor of the security procedures, because I don’t see an effective alternative, and the price we pay (invasion of our personal space) is worth it if we can avert the tragedies these people want to inflict on us.” B.B “Your question misses the point that these searches are merely a symptom of a broader issue. “I hope my life will end of ‘natural causes,’ but every day it is threatened by drunk drivers and

gun owners (legal and illegal) to name but two. About every six weeks DUIs and guns kill the same number of people that died on 9/11. We accept this risk to our lives even though the math suggests they are far more likely to ‘get us’ than is a terrorist event. We don’t, for example, insist that everyone be breathalyzed before they are allowed to turn on their car ignition. “The problem with airport security is that is highly reactive. For each new threat the terrorists make, we install a new check. Eventually the total costs of the checks could close down the industry if we continue on the current path. “America is at its greatest when it balances risks and benefits. When wagons rolled west, some people died. When we went to the moon, some people died. In neither case did these deaths stop the activity. For the friends and families of those concerned, these deaths are sad, even tragic, but they are an essential part of an adventurous human condition. History suggests that when a nation falls back to defending what it has, rather than reaching out to gain more, it’s days are numbered (think Greece, Rome, European Empires of 17th 18th and 19th centuries). “We need a national debate on who we are as a nation. Older people will always be more protective and conservative as they have more to lose. Younger folks are more willing to risk for potential future reward. Somewhere in the middle there is a balance, but today we are far to skewed towards unattainable safety.” D.R. “No, if a TSA has the opinion that one person, no matter whom, is suspicious, then they get the full scan treatment. “Proper and thorough training is necessary so that nothing gets by them. At the same time they need to be quick and efficient, so that travel is not bottlenecked at boarding. “We have certain rights written in our constitution, but the safety and security of myself and all innocent people when traveling the friendly skies, trumps that. “Give me a full body scan, if deemed warranted, I have nothing to hide.” M.J.Y. “I haven’t experienced a full body scan yet, but I’ve talked with a few travelers who have and everyone has said it’s no big deal. However, I understand the concerns voiced by privacy groups and other organizations. To their point, further technology measures such as blurring views of sensitive body areas without compromising passenger safety and national security should be considered.” D.M.


U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

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U.S. Sen. George Voinovich

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State Rep. Alicia Reece

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State Rep. Peter Stautberg

34th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-644-6886; fax: 614719-3588. E-mail:

State Rep. Ron Maag

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State Sen. Shannon Jones

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Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori students Aiko Kimura, 7, and Aydem Cavill, 7, dance together during the school’s annual fund kick-off.





Heidi Gruber, 5, applies her name tag before joining the festivities.


The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori in Columbia Township recently conducted its annual “Fall Jamboree” for parents, students and guests. The event served as the school’s annual fundraiser kick-off, and featured square dancing, children’s activities, desserts and plenty of laughs. The jamboree was at the Servpro Warehouse in Newport, Ky., which was donated by a family with children attending Good Shepherd.


Russ Childress acts as caller during the “Fall Jamboree” as students and parents dance in a circle to the music of Childress’s band, the Rabbit Hash String Band.

Jakub Trent, 4, gets his face painted during the “Fall Jamboree.”

Loewen Cavill, 13, is all smiles as she participates in a group dance.

Mary Cate Regan, 3, stands out from the crowd during a group dance at “Fall Jamboree.”

Max Murdock, 9, puts some time in at the arts and crafts table during Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori’s “Fall Jamboree.”

Nick Widmeyer, 9, plays a game of ring toss during the fundraiser kick-off.

Parents, staff and students dance together during Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori’s “Fall Jamboree.”

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Art Activities for Parents and Children, 6 p.m., Happen Inc., 5210 Beechmont Ave., Materials provided. Open art studio before and after sessions, 3:30-5:45 p.m. and 6:45-7:30 p.m. Free. 751-2345; Anderson Township.

Cardio Dance Party, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Highenergy class with mix of dance styles including jazz, Latin, hip hop and more. First class free. $40 for five-class punch card; $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 5339498. Oakley.


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

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Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.


Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting, Noon-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, $10. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802. Anderson Township.


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


CelebriTrees, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., O’Bryonville Business District, 721-8666; O’Bryonville.

Bruno Groening Circle of Friends Introduction, 7-8:30 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living of Greater Cincinnati, 5701 Murray Ave., Introduction to international spiritual healing organization based on teachings of Bruno Groening, gifted German-born healer. Free. 544-2165; Fairfax.




CelebriTrees, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., O’Bryonville Business District, 1971-2128 Madison Road, Professionally decorated trees displayed in store windows at 20 O’Bryonville businesses. Trees available by bidding in silent auction. Final bidding at Franklin Savings 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 11. Participating merchants’ hours vary. Benefits Tender Mercies Inc. Family friendly. Presented by Tender Mercies Inc. 721-8666; O’Bryonville.


The Santaland Diaries, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, 3900 Eastern Ave., Recounts the daily humiliations and observations made by David Sedaris during his first New York job: Working as an elf in the midst of Macy’s Santaland. Intended for mature audiences only. $23, $18 ages 60 and up, $15 students. Presented by New Edgecliff Theatre. 888-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum.


Pre-School Open Gym, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Playground atmosphere indoors. Unstructured playtime for parents and preschoolers. Ages 4 and under. Family friendly. $2. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. Through Dec. 16. 388-4515. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, D E C . 3


ArtAbility, 6-10 p.m., Country Club, 3209 Madison Road, Art Gallery. Diverse artwork from 20 local and national artists on display, including artists Leslie Shiels and Dhani Jones, Cincinnati Bengal. Open bar, entertainment, dinner by the bite and valet parking. Benefits Starfire. Ages 21 and up. $175 for two, $100 single. Reservations required. Presented by Starfire Council. 281-2100; Oakley.


Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. 3216776. Oakley.

A Cancer Free Christmas, 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Music begins 8:30 p.m. by Sound Mind. Silent auction, light fare, and split the pot. Complimentary valet parking. Benefits Cancer Free Kids. $20 suggested donation. 871-6789; Mount Lookout. Big Fish and Friends, 8-11 p.m., Awakenings Coffee - Hyde Park, 2734 Erie Ave., Stan Hertzman plays guitar, sings and tells stories. Joined by musical friend weekly. Presented by Awakenings Coffee. 321-2525. Hyde Park.


Frankly Speaking, 10 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Americana/rock. $4. 8716249. Columbia Tusculum.


The Santaland Diaries, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, $23, $18 ages 60 and up, $15 students. 888-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum. S A T U R D A Y, D E C . 4


Art Activities for Parents and Children, 11 a.m., Happen Inc., Free. 751-2345; Anderson Township.


Jessica Dessner, 6-8 p.m., Country Club, 792-9744; Oakley. The Holiday Show, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; Hyde Park. Inspired by the Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 3215200; O’Bryonville. Golden Age of Cincinnati Art, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Duo: A Reading from the Book of Hans, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Greenwich House Gallery, 2124 Madison Road, Works by Greg Storer and Tom Towhe. Through Dec. 31. 871-8787. O’Bryonville.


Kids Can Cook Too, 10 a.m., Whole Foods Market, 2693 Edmondson Road, Free. Registration required. Through Dec. 18. 9810794; Norwood.


Cardio Dance Party, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oakley Community Center, $40 for five-class punch card; $10. 533-9498. Oakley.


Wine Tasting, Noon-5 p.m., Water Tower Fine Wines, $10. 231-9463; Mount Washington.


Santa’s Workshop, 8:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Individual chat and photo with Santa, craft activities and sleigh ride. Ages 2-8. Family friendly. $12, $10 Anderson Township residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township. CelebriTrees, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., O’Bryonville Business District, 721-8666; O’Bryonville.


ManaTots, 9:30-10 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories and songs for children up to age 4. Free. 731-2665; Oakley.


The Santaland Diaries, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, $23, $18 ages 60 and up, $15 students. 888-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum.


Codependents Anonymous, 9:30 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Room 206. Book discussion group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. Through Dec. 18. 583-1248. Hyde Park.


Mariemont High School’s annual Holiday Fair will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in the Mariemont High School gym. The event is student-run and benefits participating student clubs, teams and organizations. The fair will include popular games of skill and chance, treats, decor and jewelry sales, sportswear, silent auction and more. The Art Club will sell its creations, including painted home accessories and furniture. Kids will be able to test their skills at sports challenges with Mariemont Warrior athletes. Favorite carnival games, bingo, cake walk and fish pond will also return. At the 2009 Holiday Fair, Mariemont students Brooks Adams and Chase Gunner take time out to enjoy their Cake Walk prize.


CelebriTrees, Noon-5 p.m., O’Bryonville Business District, 721-8666; O’Bryonville.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Blue Birds Big Band, 9 p.m., Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Parkway, $3. 871-5779. Columbia Tusculum.


Seabird, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, $15, $12 advance. 800745-3000; Oakley.


Weekend Service, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Center for Spiritual Living of Greater Cincinnati, 5701 Murray Ave., United Centers for Spiritual Living supports positive global transformation through personal transformation. Family friendly. Free. 218-2128. Fairfax.


Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., History Room at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos and exhibits. Staffed by Anderson Township Historical Society members. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 6888400. Anderson Township.

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Art Activities for Parents and Children, 6 p.m., Happen Inc., Free. 751-2345; Anderson Township.

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BENEFITS Open House, 4-7 p.m., Khatru Salon, 7691 Beechmont Ave., Services offered at half price. Includes wine and snacks. Benefits American Cancer Society. Family friendly. Free. 231-5822. Anderson Township.

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Peace and Merriment Holiday Concert, 25 p.m., Columbia Baptist Church, 3718 Eastern Ave., Irish and Celtic holiday music performed by students and faculty of the Riley School of Irish Music. Variety of instruments including harps, fiddles, concertinas, flutes, bodhrans, mandolins, banjos and more. Benefits Riley School of Irish Music. Free, donations accepted. 549-3780; Columbia Tusculum.


Community Carol Fest, 7-8 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Features Christmas music provided by several choirs. Singing along encouraged. Free. 231-4301; Anderson Township.


Salsa 101, 7-8 p.m., Salsaires, 4409 Brazee St., Beginners class covers foundations of salsa. $40 four-class pass; $15 drop-in. Through Dec. 28. Oakley.

This is Who I Am: Using a Journal to Express your Unique and Creative Self, 4-6 p.m., Mount Washington Educational Arts Center, 2127 Beechmont Ave., Girls only. Create personal journal, discuss topics important to you, learn journaling techniques and share unique talents and interests. Ages 4-7. $95. Registration required. Presented by Women Writing for (a) Change Foundation. 272-1171. Mount Washington.





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Preschool Yoga, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Ages 3-5. Stretch and relax with Miss Jenny. Family friendly. $8. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.


Anderson Township History Room, 6-8:45 p.m., History Room at Anderson Center, 6888400. Anderson Township.


Paul Otten, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, Make a song request, donate a few dollars and artist will perform selection. Benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 272-1990. Columbia Township.

CelebriTrees, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., O’Bryonville Business District, 721-8666; O’Bryonville.


Cincinnati Gypsy Jazz Society, 6-9 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, Jamming encouraged. Ages 18 and up. Free. 5615233; Mariemont.


Traditional Irish Music Session Night, 7:30 p.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Bring an instrument if you play one, sing and socialize. Public invited. 533-0100; Linwood.

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CelebriTrees Girls’ Night Out, 5-8 p.m., Balboa’s Grill and Pizzeria, 2038 Madison Road, Holiday stroll to view trees and shop. Includes drink ticket, prizes, raffle, split-thepot and more. Part of event featuring 20 decorated holiday trees showcased at 19 businesses in O’Bryonville through Dec. 12. Benefits Tender Mercies. $10. Presented by Tender Mercies Inc. 639-7021; O’Bryonville.


Job Search 101, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Learn fundamentals of the job search process. Presented by Annette Ballard, certified career coach. Family friendly. Free. Presented by ProTrain True North. 825-1555. Hyde Park.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. PROVIDED BY SANDY UNDERWOOD

The ghost of Jacob Marley (Gregory Procaccino) warns his former business partner Ebenezer Scrooge (Bruce Cromer) to change his miserly ways in a past production of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Charles Dickens’ yuletide classic “A Christmas Carol.” The play, which is in its 20th year, runs Dec. 1-30 in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre. For tickets call 513-421-3888 or visit


CelebriTrees, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., O’Bryonville Business District, 721-8666; O’Bryonville.


A May Festival Christmas will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., downtown Cincinnati. The chorus will sing holiday classics and favorite carols. The audience will also be able to join in with the May Festival Chorus. Singing with the chorus is opera star Karen Slack, guest artist. The May Festival Youth Chorus will also perform. Tickets are $18; $8, students. Call 513-381-3300 or visit


December 1, 2010

Eastern Hills Press


Making a list of the 12 fears of Christmas The “Twelve Days of Christmasâ€? sings of outlandish gifts: a partridge in a pear tree, three French hens, and even five golden rings. It sometimes seems the joyousness of past Christmases has mutated into “The Twelve Fears of Christmas.â€? Here they are. “On the first day of December, my ego brought to me ‌â€? 1. The fear of not meeting all expectations. “I’ll never get this shopping done, find the right gift, etc.â€? This is the fear of perfectionists. Remedy? Be human and know we all make mistakes, even in selecting gifts. If we can’t be human we’ll never have a good Christmas nor enjoy any other time of year. 2. The fear of spending too much money. We

can control this fear unless we lack courage and common sense. Gifts needn’t always be something material. We can write a heartfelt note telling another what he or she means to us. 3. The fear of not being happy enough. If we must ask “Am I happy enough?� we already know the answer, “No, I’m not!� Joy and happiness come spontaneously. Their best chance of arrival is when we forget checking our own happiness-dipstick and think of others. 4. The fear of personal disappointment. The one we hope to hear from, we fear we won’t. The reconciliation we hope to experience, we fear will not occur. We can be a better person by reaching out to others who might be waiting to hear from us.

5. The fear of dealing with painful nostalgia. Former happier Christmases, the fond memories with people who have died or left us, the efforts our parents went through to give us a good Christmas, etc. can stir poignant memories. We need not fear the nostalgic memories but rather consider them as part of the rich texture of our lives. 6. The fear of too much time with relatives. Being born or married into a family doesn’t automatically make us compatible or great friends. It’s understandable that contrasting personalities, unresolved sibling rivalries, and misunderstandings can bring contention to holiday gatherings. It calls for us to moderate our words and time together.

7. The fear of receiving a gift from someone we never gifted. There are many opportunities to practice humility, the rare virtue. A grateful note or phone call can express our appreciation and ease our embarrassment. But remember, the true nature of a “gift� is that it does not require a reciprocal payment, just gratitude. 8. The fear of not being sociable enough. There are extroverts and introverts, people who have many outer-circle friends and people who have a few close-circle friends. “To they own self be true,� wrote Shakespeare. 9. The fear of feeling depressed. The darkness and cold, the apparent joy in other people’s faces, the music and meals together – they can create an image of

communal happiness shared by everybody else but me. Don’t believe everything you imagine. Know you are not alone. In varying degrees we all deal with the same demons. 10. The fear of not making our kids happy. No one can “make� another happy. That comes when our children know we love and value them. Gifts are secondary. 11. The fear of loneliness. Who doesn’t feel this at times? As we grow truly wise we come to a point of recognizing “the insufficiency of all that is attainable� – whether that insufficiency comes from people or things. Be grateful for those who do love you. But the actual human heart is not symmetrical. It looks like a piece is missing. God has that part. Only when we

return to God will we be Father Lou l o v e d completeGuntzelman ly. Perspectives 1 2 . The fear that we are missing the point. This is only applicable to us Christians because of our belief in the real meaning of Christmas. Yet, we have commercialized and made frenetic this feast of peace and love. As a result, yes, we can miss the point and feel empty. Some reflective solitude can help with this fear. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Beloved Virginia Bakery is back – in a cookbook

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Talk about perseverance. Glendale reader Cynthia Beischel is one determined woman. Cynthia is the force behind the long-awaited “ Vi r g i n i a Bakery Remembered” cookbook, which just hit the market this week. T h e Rita book is Heikenfeld collaboraRita’s kitchen t i o n between Cynthia, a loyal customer who started going to the bakery with her mother when Cynthia was a toddler, and Tom Thie, who is the last of the Thie family bakers. Virginia Bakery was a Cincinnati icon from 1927 to 2005. Located in Clifton, people came from miles around on a weekly basis to buy the bakery’s fromscratch breads, tea cookies, pies, coffeecakes and, of course, its famous schnecken. Perhaps it’s the schnecken that’s most associated with this bakery, and for good reason. The schnecken, made with love and pride, was the recipe brought from Ger-

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Nest cookies are among the favorite recipes shared in the cookbook “Virginia Bakery Remembered” by Tom Thie and Cynthia Beischel. many, and from the first day they sold it until the doors closed in 2005, it was the schnecken that inspired folks to wait in lines so long they snaked around the entire block of the bakery. Cynthia wanted to preserve the bakery’s history, along with having their recipes to share, and she convinced Tom to partner in writing the book. Tom did all the baking at his home in a regular, not a commercial, oven. He reworked the recipes for the home cook, so you will have success the first time out. Cynthia did all the coordinating of the recipes, the day-to-day writing of the book, and it was Cynthia who sought out a publisher. As Tom told me “Cynthia and I are really proud of this book, and I’m glad she kept at me to write it. Without Cynthia’s prodding, the recipes and, as important, the history of the bakery and my family would be lost.” Cynthia said that it was the quality of their products that stood out and which she wanted to preserve. “I’ve never found anything that tasted just like the cinnamon crumb cake or their white bread,” she told me. I so enjoyed reading the book, for the rich family history and stories connected to the recipes. That’s what makes this book special: it’s about pride, history and the genuine desire to please through the gift of


Nest cookies

I would have loved to share the schnecken recipe but am unable to, due to its propriety nature. Busken Bakery now makes the schnecken for Virginia Bakery, following Tom’s recipe and technique. The schnecken recipe is in the book. And so is this recipe for nest cookies. I love these little tea cookies. Vary the colors, icing and toppings to suit your fancy. 3

⁄4 cup sugar ⁄4 teaspoon salt 3 ⁄4 cup shortening 1 ⁄2 cup butter 1 egg 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla 31⁄4 cups winter flour (All purpose flour will work if you can’t find winter.) Additional ingredients needed: your choice of chopped nuts or decorettes, and icing. 1

Place parchment paper on baking sheets. Follow basic creaming method: Cream sugar, salt, shortening and butter. Add egg and vanilla. Scrape bowl and cream. Add flour and mix just until combined. Do not refrigerate dough before rolling in coatings. Put your choice of coating (chopped nuts, other times multi-colored nonpareils or chocolate Jimmies) in a glass baking dish. Take a handful of dough and roll into a cylinder

Cynthia Beischel and Tom Thie will be signing “Virginia Bakery Remembered”: • Dec. 3 at Keller’s IGA (Clifton) 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. • Dec. 4 at The Bookshelf (Madiera) 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. • Dec. 7 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Norwood) 7 p.m. • Dec. 9 at Clifton Cultural Arts Center 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Feb. 8 at the Monfort Heights Library 6:30 p.m. about 11⁄2-inch in diameter. Roll the dough in the baking dish to coat the outside of the cylinder. You may need to press slightly. Keep the cylinder round. Place the dough cylinders on a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate until firm. Cut the chilled cookie dough in 1⁄2-inch slices and lay on their sides (so the coating is around the outside rims) about 1-inch apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Stagger the rows to allow for more cookies. Pan all the cookies and then go back and press your thumb in the center of each cookie to form a “nest” to hold the icing after baking. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place baking sheet on upper rack and bake for approximately eight minutes until just brown around the edges. After the cookies cool, put a dot of colored icing or chocolate in the center. Recipe makes six dozen cookies.

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For Rita’s clone of Withrow High School’s chess pie recipe, go to her online column at Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Armstrong Chapel opens new facilities to community After nearly 200 years at the corner of Indian Hill and Drake Roads in Indian Hill, Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church will be entering a new era of service Sunday, Dec. 12, with the opening of new and renovated space. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with worship, followed at 11:30 with a

reception and tours, and an open house from 1-3 p.m. A $6.7 million expansion project is providing 21,000 square feet of new space and 9,500 square feet of renovated space for worship, youth and education centers. Youth now have their own space for meetings, activities and worship and

there's a new contemporary worship center with a 280seat theater. Some of the additions include a custom-built organ with 2,800 handvoiced pipes in the refurbished sanctuary and chancel, a playground in a secured courtyard, audio/visual equipment throughout and a portico

that links extensive parking and sidewalk improvements to a welcome center in the atrium. A new bride's room and more meeting, classroom and storage space are also available. "Our facilities have been refurbished and expanded to improve our environment for discipleship and attract

new members," said senior pastor Greg Stover. "It's important to us that we have facilities that help us serve surrounding communities and support our worldwide outreach." He noted that the Armstrong campus, with facilities on three corners of the intersection, is used not only by the congregation for

worship and activities, but by community groups. The majority of Armstrong Chapel members are from Terrace Park, Indian Hill, Mariemont, Madeira, Loveland, Milford, Montgomery and Symmes Township.

Get pampered, help others

Khatru Salon, 7691 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township, will have an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. A variety of services will be offered at half price on a walkin basis, with the proceeds going to help the American Cancer Society create more birthdays. The Discovery Shop, the American Cancer Society’s upscale resale shop, will have volunteers at the Open House. As an additional way to fight cancer, patrons are welcome to bring women’s clothing and accessories and decorative items to donate to the Discovery Shop. Tax receipts will be provided. Services provided will be a mini manicure, shellac nails, eye brown wax, eye brow/lash tint, blow out/style, conditioning treatment, flat iron and bang trim. For more information, call 231-5822, or visit

Cookies for a cause

The resident baking divas at St. Thomas in Terrace Park are pulling together a Cookie Baking Brigade to dontate dozens of homemade Christmas cookies and candies for sale by the pound. All proceeds will benefit local families in need through Inter Parish Ministries and the St. Thomas Discretionary Fund. The sale is from 4 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 9 and Dec. 10, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church parish hall. The treats will be boxed, weighed and lovingly wrapped in a festive bow, ready for gifting or enjoying with family and friends. The event is also offering children’s activities, a model train display, hot cocoa and cider and live Christmas music. For more infotmation, call 831-2052, or e-mail

Pancakes, food drive

Does Santa smell of syrup? On Dec. 11 he does. The annual Breakfast with Santa Claus at Terwilliger’s Lodge, 10530 Deerfield Road, will serve up a delicious stack of pancakes between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Bring a canned food good to donate to the FreeStoreFoodBank. The breakfast is all-youcan-eat for just $5 a plate or $20 a family to participate in this tradition with the Montgomery Fire Department chefs in the kitchen. Santa will be taking lists and checking them twice and all proceeds go to bring a bit of holiday cheer to local families in need.

Help Shriners kids

This holiday season, help Huff Realty bring much needed smiles to the faces of the young patients at the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital. For the 11th year in a row, Huff Realty is conducting a toy drive to benefit the children at the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital. From now to Dec. 31, new toy donations will be accepted

at each of the 11 Huff Realty office locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. The Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati is a 30-bed pediatric burn hospital providing comprehensive acute, reconstructive and rehabilitative care to children who are recovering from burns and burn-related injuries. Upon admission, the hospital gives every child several toys that provide entertainment and therapeutic comfort during their treatment. Through the annual toy drive, Huff Realty has become the hospital's largest toy donor delivering more than 3,000 items and $2500 last year. No payment is ever sought or received from the family, the US Government or any thirdparty payer for services rendered in the hospitals. For more information about Shriners Hospitals for Children please visit

scarves, and winter hats for children and adults at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Over the Rhine. Following the huge success last year, they hope to collect and give even more this year! Here is how it works: Bring in a new or gently used winter coat, gloves, hats, scarves, etc… to the office at 9380 Montgomery Rd. Suite 202. In return, Upper Cervical Health Centers of America are donating their services. Givers will receive a free office visit (consultation, exam, and x-rays, a $268 value). The “Spread the Warmth” drive will be from Monday, Dec. 6, through Friday, Dec. 17. Call (513) 891-7746. To learn more about Upper Cervical Health Centers of America, visit

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December 1, 2010

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The annual turkey dinner is Saturday, Dec. 4, with seatings at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Everything is homemade by the congregants. The meal includes turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans, rolls and homemade pie. There will also be a raffle, baked goods and a bazaar. Cost is $7, $3.50 for children. Call 561-1942 for tickets. The church is located at 7416 Elm St., Plainville; 271-2196;

Eastern Hills Baptist Church

Those who are divorced, hurting and dreading the holidays are invited to join the church’s DivorceCare group in a special session called “Surviving the Holidays” at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the church. Childcare will be provided. The church is at 5825 Islington Ave., Fairfax; 284-6493.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

The church is having its annual

Christmas dinner/theater production on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Free dinner is served at 6:15 p.m. with a dramatic re-telling of the Christmas Story entitled, “The Night of our Dear Savior’s Birth,” to follow at 7 p.m. This festive event includes music and Santa delivering gifts to all children in attendance. Rock Church ministry for students in grades 7-12 meets the third Saturday of each month 7-10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative services and labyrinth walks. Visit for dates, times and locations. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m.

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The church is having a Christmas concert featuring the Knox Choir, soloists and chamber orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the church. There will be a free-will offering. Performances include J.S Bach’s “Cantata for Christmas Day,” Gerald Finzi’s “Magnificat” and Camille Saint-Saens’ “Christmas Oratorio.” Earl Rivers will conduct with Christina Haan as organist. Knox soloists are Alison Scherzer and Debra Van Engen, sopranos; Theresa Merrill and Ivy Walz, mezzo sopranos; Will Compton and Cameo Humes, tenors; and Timothy Bruno and Jonathan Stinson, bass-baritones. The church is located at 3400 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park; 321-2573;

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St. Andrew Church is having its fifth annual Winterfest from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Parish Center. Events include a pancake breakfast at 10 a.m., a visit from Santa from 10:30 a.m. to noon, performances form the SASEAS sixth-grade choir at 11 a.m., Dance, Etc. at noon, McGing Irish dancers at 1 p.m., and the SASEAS School Choir at 3 and 4 p.m. There will be a Santa Workshop for children to shop for family members, a silent auction, lunch and bakery items, craft and jewelry vendors, bath and body products, a Christmas flea market, raffles and children’s games and crafts. Admission and parking is free. All proceeds benefit Smile Youth Group and the St. Andrew Church Fund for the preservation of the beauty of the church. The church is at 552 Main St., Milford; 831-3353. The church is inviting the public to share in its Advent Mission titled “Great Expectations” with Rev. Rob Jack at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5 through Tuesday, Dec. 7. Dec. 5 is “Annunciation: God Makes Things Happen.” Dec. 6 is “Visitation: No Time to Wait” with Penance Service to follow. Dec. 7 is “Magnificat: Confidence in God” with a reception to follow. The church is at 3105 Madison Road, Oakley; 871-5757.

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The church will present a special performance of excerpts form Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12, in the church sanctuary. The performance, which will include the Christmas portion of the “Messiah,” as well as the “Hallelujah Chorus,” is the choir’s gift to the community. The public is invited to attend. The choir is directed by Tibby Plyler and will be augmented by soloists from the College-Conservatory of Music and an instrumental ensemble for this concert. The church is located at 6000 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-6805;

The church is joining Church of the Redeemer, St. Mary Church and Knox Presbyterian Church on Dec. 1 to celebrate World AIDS Day. The day is meant to bring awareness to the plight of those living with AIDS. At 7 p.m., participants will meet at the entrance to Church of the Redeemer on Erie Avenue and walk in a candlelight procession to St. Mary Church. The procession will be followed by an ecumenical prayer service that is open to all religious traditions. A bell will ring every 15 seconds to signify the death of a person with AIDS. The church is at 3223 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout; 321-4121.


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The church is offering a free spaghetti dinner for those who are having financial difficulties. The dinner is offered on the last Thursday of every month. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner is served until 7 p.m. The meal is prepared by a small group of volunteers from the church and is served at the SonRise Community Church Office Building, formerly the Bridge Cafe, 203 Mill St., Milford. The meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. Call Dale at 543-9008 with questions. The church is having a free dinner and movie night on Saturday, Dec. 4. Dinner is 5-7 p.m., and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will feature honey-baked ham with all the trimmings and dessert. The movie will be “Toy Story 3.” Santa will also visit. Snacks and beverages will be served during the movie. Call 576-6000 with questions. The church has moved into a new building, 8136 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45227 (between Terrace Park and Mariemont). Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Dress is casual. The church is located at 8136 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township.




CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations

Daniel Wedig, born 1976, domestic violence, Nov. 12. Tracy A. McFarland, born 1971, possession open flask, 270 Wortman St., Nov. 2. Megan D. Dewitte, born 1974, city or local ordinance violation, 2345 Madison Road, Nov. 7. Maurice Steele, born 1986, receiving stolen property, 2026 Breen St., Nov. 12. Maurice Steele, born 1986, possession of drugs, possess criminal tools, grand theft auto, 2026 Breen St., Nov. 9. Nathan Thomas, born 1985, disorderly conduct, 3441 Pape Ave., Nov. 11. Robert Lawrence, born 1986, theft under $300, 2026 Breen St., Nov. 9. Tony Adrian Baker, born 1951, have weapon/drug conviction, trafficking, drug abuse, 5706 Peabody Ave., Nov. 9. Wallace Crummie, born 1981, possession of drugs, 5408 Ravenna St., Nov. 4. Cameron Green, born 1992, trafficking, drug abuse, possession of drugs, 5660 Orlando Place, Nov. 10. Lamar L. Obannon, born 1976, domestic violence, Nov. 9. Amanda M. Ryan, born 1986, domestic violence, Nov. 14. Connie Donovan, born 1960, possession drug paraphernalia, 5215 Madison Road, Nov. 6. Michelle M. Johnson, born 1981, theft under $300, 5050 Madison Road, Nov. 11. Paul Burke, born 1962, drug abuse, trafficking, 5706 Peabody Ave., Nov. 9. Walter William Smith, born 1964, city or local ordinance violation, 5703 Peabody Ave., Nov. 5. Martez D. Givens, born 1982, possession of drugs, 1018 Delta Ave., Nov. 13. Emmamuel Thrasher, born 1977, violation of temporary protection order, 3005 Springer Ave., Nov. 14. Jeffrey M. Rentschler, born 1961, criminal trespass, 4825 Marburg Ave., Nov. 12. Joseph Tenenbaum, born 1989, vandalism non school, felony assault victim harmed, 3526 Madison Road, Nov. 11. Roger Wilson, born 1985, menacing, 3025 Robertson Ave., Nov. 14. Brian Hunter, born 1992, felony assault victim harmed, 3600 Madi-

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Reported on Edwards Road, Nov. 15.

About police reports The Community Press published names of adults charged with offenses. The information is a public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact police: • Cincinnati: Capt. Douglas Wiesman, District 2 commander, 979-4440. son Road, Nov. 10. Amber L. Dehart, born 1985, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Nov. 12. Jennifer S. Deaton, born 1985, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Nov. 12. Jenniffer Lynn Morgan, born 1992, larceny theft, 3760 Paxton Ave., Nov. 6. Robert Nicholl, born 1983, disorderly conduct, criminal damage or endanger, 3105 Madison Road, Nov. 9. Sherry A. Huff, born 1969, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Nov. 14. Dominick Harper, born 1991, burglary, 2543 Langdon Farm Road, Nov. 10. Kevin Woodrow, born 1964, menacing, 3440 Berry Ave., Nov. 21. Quanisha L. Dubose, born 1983, assault, 3295 Erie Ave., Nov. 11. Brian S. Haste, born 1974, forgery, 5812 Madison Road, Nov. 21. Otto Johnson, born 1980, unlawful use of vehicle joyriding, 4625 Vendome Place, Nov. 15. William Rutherford, born 1990, breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools, 3434 Duck Creek Road, Nov. 19. Jahmee R. Pickett, born 1991, trafficking and drug abuse, 6414 Madison Road, Nov. 17. Ossama A. Ismail, born 1966, theft $300 to $5,000, 5001 Kingsley Drive, Nov. 16.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery armed with deadly weapon 2445 Madison Road, Nov. 14.

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• 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. 3724 Kanauga Court, Nov. 9. 5602 Orlando Place, Nov. 9. 1028 Delta Ave., Nov. 12. 3029 Lavinia St., Nov. 18. 3033 Lavinia Ave., Nov. 18. 3434 Duck Creek Road, Nov. 19. 3652 Brotherton Road, Nov. 17. 3713 Charloe Court, Nov. 17. 3770 Marburg Ave., Nov. 15. 3905 Eastern Ave., Nov. 13. 3951 Marburg Ave., Nov. 18. 4111 Marburg Ave., Nov. 14. 4927 Plainville Road, Nov. 18.


2543 Langdon Farm Road, Nov. 10. 2948 Madison Road, No. 206, Nov. 9. 3781 Eastern Hills Lane, No. 507, Nov. 8. 5111 Kenwood Road, Nov. 8. 1 Forest Hill Drive, Nov. 15. 2422 Vista Terrace, Nov. 14. 3302 Deforest Drive, Nov. 18. 3335 S. Sterling Way, Nov. 17. 3435 Oak Lane, Nov. 13. 3511 Principio Ave., Nov. 13. 3881 Mt. Vernon, Nov. 13. 4821 Plainville Road, Nov. 12. 5025 Barrow Ave., No. 2, Nov. 15. 6222 Chandler St., Nov. 13. 672 Stanley Ave., Nov. 12.

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1030 Delta Ave., Nov. 12.

Incidents/investigations Misuse of credit card


3734 Grovedale Place, Nov. 8. 3741 Middlebrook Ave., Nov. 8. 1018 Delta Ave., Nov. 16. 1268 E Rookwood Drive, Nov. 15. 3709 Eastern Ave., Nov. 15. 3749 Eastern Ave., Nov. 15. 4015 Eastern Ave., Nov. 16. 4102 Eastern Ave., Nov. 15. 4102 Eastern Ave., Nov. 16. 4203 Brownway Ave., Nov. 15. 4642 Ridge Ave., Nov. 12. 4870 Oaklawn Drive, Nov. 18. 5349 Chapman St., Nov. 13. 545 Vineyard Bluff, Nov. 15. 6124 Conover St., Nov. 12.

Female stated card used with no authorization at 6800 block of Roe Street, Nov. 2.


Merchandise taken from Walmart; $32 at Red Bank Road, Oct. 30.



COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Thomas Hilton, 20, 8875 Zoar Road, underage consumption at 7605 Wooster Pike, Oct. 30. Courtney Bullock, 18, 200 E. Benson Street, underage consumption at 7605 Wooster Pike, Oct. 30. Jonathon Ferguson, 24, 1013 Mendover Street, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 5300 Kennedy Ave., Nov. 5. Amanda Ketring, 24, 403 Vista Glen Drive, possession of drug abuse instruments, obstructing official business at I71 and Kennedy, Nov. 1. Patrick Donovan, 19, 9958 Giverny Blvd., conveyance, underage drinking at 7605 Wooster Pike, Oct. 30.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Street, Nov. 6. $100 taken through deceptive means at 3248 Highland Ave., Nov. 5.

Vehicle removed at 6939 Windward

Christian Herman, 29, 339 Ludlow No. 5, felonious assault, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, Nov. 6. Catherine Collens, 41, 5942 McPicken, drug instrument, Nov. 4. Alexander Quick, 24, 4509 Leslie, driving under influence, Nov. 9. Sean Sanders, 28, 4961 Oaklawn Drive, driving under suspension, Nov. 7. Angela Smith, 31, 2000 Elm Ave., failure to reinstate, Nov. 7. Lacey Steele, 47, 2727 Robertson, open container, Nov. 7. Jeffrey S. Parker, 26, 1630 Dell Terrace, misuse of credit card, Nov. 2. Eugene Dubose, 40, 2508 St. Leo Place No. 1, cocaine possession, drug paraphernalia, theft, criminal tools, Nov. 8. Michael Collins, 29, 5612 Viewpointe Drive, driving under suspension, Nov. 8.

Delores Ann Wilson

Delores Ann Wilson, 77, of East End died Nov. 18. Survived by sons Tom (Patsy), Paul (Thelma), Roger (Debbie) and Robert (Shawna) Wilson; daughters Debbie (Joe) Zimmerman, Peggy (Jerry) Raley and Kim (Fred) White; sisters Edna Mae, Donna, Wanda, Helen and special sister, Edna Smith; many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. Preceded in death by husband, Paul C. Wilson; father, Unknown Ritchie; and mother, Emma Grant. Services were Nov. 23 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

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Incidents/investigations Trespassing

Trespassing on property at 808 Stanton Ave., Nov. 8.




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