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Candidate says improprieties exist in the absentee ballots

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The Mariemont Fire Department is looking for ways to streamline its EMS reporting. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Travers said at last week’s council meeting that the department wants to buy a new laptop computer, EMS reporting software and a printer. SEE STORY, A2

By Forrest Sellers

Mutual aid OK’d

Terrace Park plans to continue its agreement with Clermont County’s Miami Township for emergency medical services mutual aid. EMS Chief John Maggard said the village’s volunteer squad functions as basic emergency medical technicians and can perform CPR, automated defibrillation and injury assessment. SEE STORY, A3


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A judge may hear a lawsuit that pits a Mariemont resident against some village officials. Resident John Altman filed a complaint against several council members in January that alleges several violations of the Ohio Sunshine Laws and Open Meetings Act. Attorneys for both sides said they’re still in settlement talks, but if there isn’t an agreement soon Judge Ethna Cooper will hear the case on Wednesday, Feb. 2. SEE STORY, A2

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Eva Pappano of Hyde Park talks about how the Northeast Woodland Indians made birch bark canoes during a Corn Festival at the Montessori School at Summit Country Day. The kindergartners presented a play, performed music and shared what they know about Native Americans. For more photos from the event, please see page B1.

An Oakley resident who ran in the latest Community Council election is crying foul. Bob Gallo, who was on the ballot but not elected, said improprieties existed with absentee ballots submitted during the Oakley Community Council election. Gallo has filed a voter fraud complaint with the city. “We are not contesting the right to vote absentee, (but) we are contesting how the absentee votes were gathered,” he said. Gallo said a number of the absentee votes were “purchased” by board representatives on the Oakley Community Council. Gallo said the absentee votes were steered toward a certain result. “I’m not certain if (the board member) then filled out the ballots or persuaded (the new member) to vote a certain way,” said Gallo. “None of this passes the smell test.” Gallo said a policy or procedure is needed in regard to requesting absentee ballots Council bylaws do address absentee ballots, but do not elaborate on the collection of them. Council member and membership Chairman Craig Rozen said no votes were bought. “They were members (who had paid membership dues), and they signed their ballots,” he said. “I think this has more to do with

Rozen Bennie the outcome than the process.” Council member Dan Bennie said he also considered the election results valid. “The election was handled in the same way it has been in the past,” he said. “The only difference this year is there were contested seats.” Four positions on the board were open. Seven people were on the ballot as well as Tim Langmeyer, a write-in candidate. Langmeyer, who was not elected, said he has concerns as well. He said the four candidates who won the election had a significantly higher number of votes than the other candidates who ran. “It seemed odd to me,” he said. Board President Peter Draugelis was re-elected. Also elected were new members Lindsay Hooks, Michael Bonomo and Gina Brenner. Gallo said regardless of what happens with the fraud complaint, that the election process in Oakley should be re-evaluated. For more about your community visit

Tower restoration dream realized By Forrest Sellers

For theater owner Mark Rogers, standing in front of the newly restored tower in Oakley was a dream come true. The tower of the 20th Century theater, which opened in 1941, was not only restored but relit for the first time in 30 years. “It’s very emotional,” said Rogers, a resident of Oakley and also owner of Habit’s Cafe. “What is wonderful is the timing (with) the new street design (in Oakley). “The energies came together.” Rogers said restoring the tower had been on his mind for more than a decade. Other repairs to the theater, however, such as the sprinkler system and bathroom renovations had to take precedence, he said. He said fate brought him into contact with Heather Holthaus, whose father owns Holthaus Signs.

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The 20th Century theater will present a New Year’s Eve “The Ball on the Square” celebration 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, outside of the theater, 3021 Madison Road. The event is for ages 21 and older. Live music and street entertainment will be featured with several bands performing, including the Sly Band. Food and beverages will be available. A ball will drop from the newly restored tower at midnight. Fireworks are also planned. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For information, call 7318000 or visit the web site www.the20th Holthaus was planning to have a wedding at the theater and fell in love with it, said Rogers. She was instrumental in helping make this happen, said Rogers. The letters on the top of the

tower were replaced, and the tower was rebuilt in aluminum. It originally had been made of steel, which is more likely to rust. The restoration cost just over $50,000. “I have a strong passion about history and preservation of history,” said Piper Fennimore, a close friend of Rogers and producer and director of marketing for the Pipsqueak Theater. “The 20th Century is a treasure in Cincinnati. “It’s a community beacon.” Pipsqueak Theater will have a New Year’s Eve fundraiser outside of the theater Dec. 31. A ball drop is also planned. “It’s a sight for sore eyes to see (this) up,” said Peter Draugelis, president of the Oakley Community Council, about the tower restoration during a recent community council meeting. The tower was relit Dec. 1. Coincidentally, the film being screened at the theater that night was “The Wizard of Oz.”

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Mark Rogers, owner of the 20th Century theater, stands in front of the theater’s newlyrestored tower. The tower has also been lit for the first time in 30 years.


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Mariemont lawsuit could go before judge By Lisa Wakeland

ment talks, but if there isn’t an agreement soon Judge Ethna Cooper will hear the case on Wednesday,

A judge may hear a lawsuit that pits a Mariemont resident against some village officials. Resident John Altman filed a complaint against several council members in January that alleges several violations of the Ohio Sunshine Laws and Open Meetings Act. Attorneys for both sides said they’re still in settle-


Feb. 2. The complaint, which names former and current council members, accuses village officials of not keeping proper minutes for two Committee of the Whole

meetings, which occurred April 2 and Dec. 7 in 2009, and improperly adjourning into executive sessions. The recommendations resulting from those committee meetings, respectively, include joining the Little Miami Joint Fire & Rescue District and to restructure the Mariemont Fire Department from five full-time firefighters to three and reduce the maintenance department by one full-time employee.

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Resident John Altman asked the judge in April to amend his complaint and add the mayor as a defendant for another alleged violation that occurred during a Safety Committee meeting Jan. 21, the day his initial complaint was filed. At that meeting, the Safety Committee discussed a salary increase for Rick Hines, who serves as both police and fire chief. Council confirmed Hines to the position with a 5-1 vote in October. The village’s answer to the amended complaint states that “at all times they acted reasonably, in good faith, upon advice of counsel, in accordance with the law and in the exercise of their statutory duties and responsibilities.” Mariemont Village Council adjourned into executive session Sept. 27 to discuss a

possible settlement of the Altman lawsuit, which includes acceptable lan-

guage for a press release. Council agreed on the language of a press release and agreed that village Solicitor Ed McTigue would forward a copy to Altman’s attorney for review, according to meeting minutes. McTigue has previously said the Committee of the Whole minutes were sufficient enough to comply with the law. For more about your community, visit www.

Mariemont Fire Department asks for new laptop, software By Lisa Wakeland

The Mariemont Fire Department is looking for ways to streamline its EMS reporting. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Travers said at last week’s council meeting that the department wants to buy a new laptop computer, EMS reporting software and a printer.

“Essentially, we’re going paperless,” he said. The new equipment would cost taxpayers approximately $3,200 and Clerk Paul Tontillo said $2,500 was earmarked for this in the capital improvement budget this year. Travers said paramedics currently fill out paper forms with carbon copies that are filed with the village, the state and the hospital.

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Paramedics currently fill out paper forms with carbon copies that are filed with the village, the state and the hospital. Other copies are sent to MedAccount, a billing service that reimburses the village for some of the expenses incurred on ambulance runs. By filing these reports electronically Travers said the village would receive its reimbursements quicker and the software would automatically update if there were changes to the medical

coding, such as location of an injury. Training and maintenance are not included in the expense, Travers said, and the equipment costs roughly the same as three years of paper EMS reporting forms. Councilman Andy Black said the computer and software is a good idea, but the purchases should be considered by the Finance Committee, which has been reviewing the information technology expenses in the village. The Finance Committee agreed to meet on the proposal, but no date was set.



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The Erickson Dancers Ceili Team perform at the Irish Heritage Center grand opening on Nov. 13.

‘A Little Bit of Heaven’ Jim Tarbell plays “Danny Boy” at the Irish Heritage Center grand opening.

Nick Clooney, second from right, and the Vice Consul of Ireland Tim Reilly, right, at the Irish Heritage Center with two of the attendees.

There was plenty of good fun to go around at the Nov. 13 grand opening celebration for the Irish Heritage Center in Columbia Tusculum. The Center, 3905 Eastern Ave., is housed in the former McKinley School and offers a wide variety of Irish-related cultural events and classes. Plans are in the works for a music room, library and dance studio. Visit www.irishcenterofcincinnati .com to learn more.


Irish Heritage Center founding member Maureen Kennedy, third from right, and friends enjoy the grand opening gala.


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Terrace Park will renew its contract with the Miami Township Fire and Emergency Medical Services for mutual aid on EMS calls that require advanced life support.

Terrace Park EMS to keep mutual aid contract By Lisa Wakeland

Terrace Park plans to continue its agreement with Clermont County’s Miami Township for emergency medical services mutual aid. EMS Chief John Maggard said the village’s volunteer squad functions as basic emergency medical technicians and can perform CPR, automated defibrillation and injury assessment. The Terrace Park EMTs can not, however, administer drugs, give intravenous solutions or provide other advanced life support, Maggard said. There are three levels of

certification for emergency medical technicians and the state EMS Board sets the scope of medical services each level can perform. “We need the coverage from someone,” he said, adding that the Miami Township Fire and Emergency Medical Services will automatically respond to calls that require advanced techniques, such as cardiac arrest. Council unanimously agreed to renew the contract and Councilman Mark Porst said Miami Township has provided great service for years. It costs Terrace Park $450 per run for the mutual

aid from Miami Township and the number of assistance runs varies from year to year, Maggard said. He added the contract also requires patients to be transported in Terrace Park ambulances. Because of the different county dispatch systems, Maggard said both Terrace Park and Miami Township carry radios to listen to emergency calls for service and to determine if assistance is needed. Terrace Park has logged 98 emergency medical services runs as of Dec. 14. For more about your community, visit www.

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Christmas program delivers holiday cheer to school families

Cardinal Pacelli School held its Children’s Christmas Program on Thursday, Dec. 9, with guest enjoying an evening of song and music. Students in kindergarten through third grade took the stage to perform Christmas favorites such as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman.” The gym sparkled with Christmas lights and decorations thanks to art teacher Helen Von Holle and the school’s Fine Arts Committee.

After the program, families enjoyed refreshments and fellowship courtesy of parent volunteers. Heidi Abdallah, the music teacher in charge of the event, said she was grateful to a number of students who played special roles in the evening’s program. Sarah Yip-Ono and Luis Schrenk played Theodore and Alvin, respectively, during the introduction to the students’ rendition of “Christmas Don’t Be Late” by Alvin and the Chipmunks.


Cardinal Pacelli School held its Children’s Christmas Program on Thursday, Dec. 9. Here, music teacher Heidi Abdallah (foreground) plays the keyboard as students (from left, at microphone) Luis Schrenk and Sarah Yip-Ono kick off the program.

St. Ursula Academy to host Masquerade Ball in February


Diana Qualters, head of the After Care program at Cardinal Pacelli School, recently held a bake sale to raise money for children in Ghana. Here, third grade student Kio Yoon of Anderson Township checks out Qualters’ baked goods in the school’s cafeteria during the bake sale.

Bake sale benefits children in Ghana Diana Qualters has been in charge of the After Care program at Cardinal Pacelli School for 22 years, but to students and faculty she’s probably better known for her cookies, which have been savored by everyone from soldiers in Iraq to inmates at Lucasville Prison. On Dec. 2, the students and staff at Cardinal Pacelli had the chance to enjoy some of Qualters’ favorites at a Christmas bake sale.

The bake sale goodies included Strawberry Surprise cupcakes, Ginger Snap cookies and Kitchen Sink cookies, which refers to the donated Halloween candy that finds its way into the recipe. The beneficiaries of Qualters’ latest project are children in Ghana who lack health care. In 2000, Our Lord Christ the King parish began a Twinning relationship with St. Anthony Parish in Ghana after building a

friendship with Father Lawrence Tabi who lived at Christ the King while studying at the Athenaeum. Last year the relationship extended to the entire Obuasi Diocese. In 2009 parishioners provided 433 residents of the diocese with health care. This year, Qualters has raised enough money through her cookie sales to sponsor 17 additional children; her goal is to reach 50 by Christmas.

St. Ursula Academy will host a night of fun and merriment in February as it hosts its annual auction. The theme this year is Masquerade Ball. The event, formerly known as Victorian Christmas, was traditionally held in the late fall, but was scheduled for February this school year to avoid a conflict with St. Ursula’s final 2010 Centennial Celebration and Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, which was held Nov. 21. Masquerade Ball is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 12 in the SUA Gymnasium and Convocation Center on the St. Ursula campus at 1339 East McMillan St. in East Walnut Hills. Masquerade Ball chair-couple Barry and Michelle Kirby of Mount Lookout will host the evening that begins with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner, oral auction and dancing. New this year, guests will be able to bid electronically with a high-tech handheld device called Bid-Pal. The personal devices will offer each guest a handheld device preloaded with every auction item – item description, value, bid increments and donor information. Guests can browse the silent auction area, view items on their personal Bid-Pal and bid from anywhere at any time during the


St. Ursula Academy’s annual auction, Masquerade Ball, will be held on Feb. 12 at SUA. From left, Michelle and Barry Kirby of Mount Lookout will co-chair the event. event. The Grand Raffle for Masquerade Ball, which is St. Ursula’s 31st annual auction, will be a threeyear lease on a Rav 4 provided by Joseph Toyota or $10,000. Raffle tickets can be reserved by calling 961-3410, ext. 151, or at The winning ticket will be drawn the day of the ball; the winner doesn’t need to be present. Tickets for the ball are $110 per person and can be ordered by calling 961-3410, ext. 151; deadline for reservations is Friday, Jan. 28. All proceeds from the Masquerade Ball go to the school’s general scholarship fund to provide aid for deserving young women from the area to attend St. Ursula Academy.

HONOR ROLLS Mariemont Junior/ High School

The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2010-2011.

Honor Roll 4.0 or higher GPA

Seventh grade – Brooks Adams, Michael Barrett, Sarah Bell, Isabella Bernardini, Mollie Coates, Brennan Crowley, Sadie DeCamp, Ryan Duever, Courtney Earls, Madeline Falknor, Elizabeth Geary, Hadley George, Michelle Hacias, Lindsay Harden, William Hobart, Nicholas Huber, Connor Jacob, Zachary Keith, Gabriel Koreman, Elijah Koreman, James Maze, Rory McGoff, Andrew Moeller, Thomas Nelson, Catherine Perry, Wyatt Peterman, Natalie Popowics, Lauren Robinson, Lilith Saylor, Ellen Sayre, Matthew Teeters, Logan Urbanski and Shea Wells. Eighth grade – Madison Arends, Connor Barton, Christopher Benson, Connor Bortz, Anderson Christopher, Mary Deadrick, Micaela Duever, Katie Gaburo, William Grimmer, James Grissom, Steven Hassey, William Hayes, William Holcomb, Mackenzie Kaschalk, Brooke Kelly, Caleb Keyes, Madison LeMay, Julia Lynch, William Majchszak, Graham McCarthy, Andre Melling, Connor Osgood, Juliana Overbey, Nicholas Payiatis, Augusta Pohlman, Jennifer Saxton, Haley Schooler, Addison Shelley, Margaret Snyder, Sarah Stewart, Samantha Telgkamp, Madelyn Timmers, Kila Tripp, Mary Uehlin, Natalie Utt, Alexander Vago, Haley Weston, Nicholas Weston, Anne Wirthlin and Gretchen Wittry.

Merit Roll 3.25 - 3.99 GPA

Seventh grade – Carter Andrews, Madison Andrus, Chloe Baker, Gabriel Bridges Safi-

er, Ty Bucher, Meg Caesar, Brian Caperton, Abagail Cash, William Ciolino, Wilson Compton, Rebecca Curran, Jonathan Dill, Mackenzie Dingle, Julia Dolle, Leah Dupre, Colton England, Reid Fakes, John Fening, Lillian Gatch, Grace Gerred, Lauren Getgey, Olivia Griesmer, Chase Gunner, Brennan Hand, Luke Higginbotham, Madeleine Hoffer, Anna Karnes, Nicholas Kauffman, Nicholas Klawitter, Donna Le, Jordan Lobsiger, Michael Lockhart, Julia Long, Charles Manzler, Grace McGraw, Molly Moehring, Elliot Mongenas, Sarah Morgan, Nina Morgan, Robert Neugent, Kathryn Newman, Roe Pitstick, Kerry Ray, Lauren Renner, Martin Schram, Richard Schulte, Anna Schwartz, Sierra Sims-Smith, Addison Smythe, Christopher Spooner, Cole Stautberg, Rowan Stephens, Spencer Stutenroth, Kelsey Sutherland, Abigail Takas, Katie Tassos, Colin Theye, Jeffrey Timmers, Chance Tudor, Aaron Urevick, Bailey Vianello, Jamie Westmeyer, Collin Widecan, Daniel Woodruff, Louise-Audrey Zenezini and Madeleine Zigmond. Eighth grade – Celia Ahrens, Hanna Beck, Benjamin Botkin, Christopher Cascella, Nicholas Cinquina, Kane Coates, McKenna Corson, Maxwell Emish, Robert Gerberick, Alexis Gilliland, Claire Gilmore, Bailey Greene, Jonathan Hanley, Maeve Harrington, Morgan Hemmer, Shannon Hogan, Sierra Hovind, Unique Irby, Rebecca Jenei, William Krafft, Madison LeMay, Laura Littiken, Caleb Middlebrook, Ashley Moulton, Sean Oberton-Vester, Spencer Peppet, Marie Schneider, Lindsey Siegfried, Daniel Simons, Gavin Smith, Austin Smythe, Carly Stelzer, Katherine Straley, Parker Sullivan, Hunter Thiers, Emma Toman, Lauren Trester, Walker Van Hook, Abbigail Van Sweringen, Julian Vanasse, Erica Weeks, Kayla Wood, James Wray and Audrey York.

Mariemont High School Honor Roll 4.0 or higher GPA

Freshmen – Dylan Battison, Jonathan Bezney, Sarah Blatt-Herold, Nicholas Brandser, Payton Coates, Jonathan Dietz, Ellen Dolle, Evan Doran, Olivia Erhardt, Taylor Giordullo, Andrew Hamm, Kendall Harden, Audrey Helmrich, Sander Henning, Hans Hinebaugh, Allison Howe, Holly Huber, Caitlyn Iredale, Ryden Lewis, Cathryn Ljubisavljevic, Kaitlin McLean, Abigail Moreton, Nicholas Peterman, Venancio Quiambao, Grant Ramey, Daniel Renner, Patrick Renner and John Stehling. Sophomores – Alec Ahrens, Daniel Bartlett, Alice Barnes, Adrienne Bruggeman, Geoffrey Bruno, Margaret Carney, Mara Coyan, Tate Decamp, Laura Ecker, Sophia Erhardt, Erik Flynn, Allison Frey, Emma Geary, Kyle Greathouse, Jeffrey Guggenheim, Joshua Keyes, Asher Koreman, Grace Lehman, Isabel Lewis, Robert Malone, Jack Manzler, Katherine Miller, Rachel Nelson, Alyssa Nichting, Aubrey Reynolds, John Rolander, Madison Saffin, Emmett Saulnier, Jasmine Slavik, Neal Stehling, Quincy Taylor, Robert Troller, Emma Welch and Caraline Zack. Juniors – Blake Adams, Katherine Arends, Bridget Bauer, Jessica Davis, Elizabeth Deadrick, Willhelm Dietz, James Donnelly, Claire Foran, Julia Gaburo, Grace Gardner, Karyn Georgilis, Katharine Hassey, Scott Hill, Maxwell Long, Connor McManus, Katherine Peters, Bryan Routt, Olivia Saulnier, Carly Schweier, Mackenzie Shelley, Jane Spooner, Braxton Stricker, Michael Weston, Ryan Williams and Kathleen Wray. Seniors – Stephanie Allen, Elizabeth Arington, Audrey Askam, Taylor Bailey, Joel Beeby,

Sarah Bessey, Emma Brittingham, Conor Coyan, William Degerberg, Haley Fallon, Taylor Fields, David Finn, Alyxis Giordullo, Andrew Gorman, Andrew Harris, Abigail Hofrichter, Jeffrey Jackson, Alexander Ljubisavljevic, Whitney Lonnemann, Bo Lynch, David McCormack, Emily Mehl, Marilyn Mileham, Emily Moreton, Theodore Murphy, Erin Purcell, Hillary Purcell, Stacy Purcell, Timothy Purcell, Sarah Ries, Julia Rogers, Kelsie Rutherford, Mackenzie Saffin, Emmie Stehling, Emily Taylor, Margaret Tomczak and Chelsea Weaver.

Merit Roll 3.25 - 3.99 GPA

Freshmen – Scott Barter, Eathan Baumgartner, Megan Cash, Sarah Crabtree, Allyson Croll, Grace Fening, Garrett Fields, Callum Fries, Meredith Garrison, Summer Harris, Ariel Harvat, William Hollyday, Natalie Iredale, Carter Kemper, Samuel Long, Samuel McManus, Stephanie Osborne, Dalton Osgood, Luke Parker, John Peck, Marcus Pennell, James Perry, Kieran Phelan, Andrew Reed, Evelyn Richardson, Samantha Ricketts, Kathryn Robinson, Aaron Routt, McGuire Saffin, John Scholtz, Daniel Stalzer, Samantha Vearil, Audrey Venderbush, Jonathan White and Brendan Woodruff. Sophomores – Paige Barrett, Brenna Biggs, Jennifer Bottom, Polly Brittingham, Christopher Comisar, Ross Compton, Kyra Davis, Olivia Dierker, Ashley Dockery, Lakmal Ekanayake, Ryan Fine, Cole Fuller, Samantha Goheen, Brittney Hall, Kirstyn Hippe, Emily Jackson, Caleb Jenei, Cameron Johns, Nicholas Jones, Kelly Kauffmann, George Koglmeier, Charles Krafft, Nathan Kuck, Peter Laug, Reid Mahorney, Amanda Martina, Jessica Mason, William Matz, Oliver Mauk, Alice Molski, Claire Mongenas, Ingrid Mongenas,

Anthony O’Donnell, Morgan Renner, Madeline Richards, Heather Roesch, Julia Saxton, Christopher Simons, Matthew Stewart, Delaney Sullivan, Alexander Swords, Ryan Teghtmeyer, Taylor Urevick, William Van Hook, Nicholas Walter, Elizabeth Warren, Miranda Weaver, Jade Weber and Elyse Winget. Juniors – Rebecca Adams, Meggie Bailey, William Bausmith, James Beach, Morgan Beck, Sarah Bernstein, Emily Clark, Rachael Colaw, Nicole Collins, Cole Decamp, Griffin Donnelly, Lauren Finucane, Nicholas Fries, Benjamin Gorman, Erica Grant, Evan Hafley, Cassidy Hammond, Alexander Heffner, Grace Hennessee, Ella Henning, Kristina Hogan, Kaleb Iles, Megan Keiser, Elizabeth Keller, Catherine Kemper, Shelby Krimmer, Kevin Leach, Regan Locke, Karin Long, Zachary LoPresti, Alexandra Lynch, Abigail Mathis, Elizabeth McCracken, Eric Nerl, Hannah Neuburger, Luke Porst, Madison Reed, Hanna Reeder, Joseph Rolander, Megan Rucker, Jonathan Saxton, Maud Schram, Lindsey Serraino, Nathan Wagner, Garrett Welch, Mallory Widecan and Michael Wirthlin. Seniors – Brian Austin, Charles Beach, Angela Bell, Paulo Bezerra, Hannah Bruggeman, Charles Budig, Samuel Evans, Joseph Fening, Daniel Frost, Abigail Hurley, Andrew Hyer, Timia Ingram, Stephanie Jones, Tianna Knight, Christian Lehman, Christa Little, Nicholas Luley, Taylor Lyons, Emily Martina, Katherine McGraw, Clarissa Moeller, Brooke Parker, George Peck, Douglas Phillips, Leanne Riffle, Wlliam Sayre, John Stautberg, Charles Stewart, Nicholas Stirsman, Alexis Swisher, Sarah Sylvest, Trevor Todd, Alexander Utt, Christopher Walker, Jordan Walter, Katherine Weiner, John Wirthlin, Wesley Woodruff and Matthew York.


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December 22, 2010

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SUA proves to be tough opponent

By Nick Dudukovich

St. Ursula Academy has come a long way from last season’s 5-16 record. Despite posting a 2-3 record to start the season, the Bulldogs have looked tough against some of greater Cincinnati’s toughest teams. St Ursula, which is ranked No. 8 in the Enquirer’s coaches poll, opened up their schedule by pushing No. 3 Lakota East to the limit before falling 68-65. For the squad’s second game against No. 2 Sycamore, St. Ursula only trailed by three points heading into the fourth quarter before coming up short, 42-

28. The Bulldogs’ early matches gave head coach Jim Leon a tough undertaking for his first year at the helm of the Bulldogs. Leon would have preferred to grab some wins, but he also knows the losses can make his squad better in the long run. “I like playing the best schedule,” he said. “Coming off a 5-16 record last season, it would have been nice to have a couple easy ones, but you play the cards you’re dealt.…and it’s made us a tougher basketball team.” When Leon, who coached boys basketball at Woodward for 14 seasons, got the St. Ursula job, he

didn’t waste any time attempting to improve his team’s chances. He hired two former Woodward players, Demetrius Wilson and Dion Edward, as well as former Xavier University standout Kelly Misleh, as assistants. He went on to organize league camps over the summer so he could become familiar with his roster. Leon and Edward then went to work changing St. Ursula’s defensive philosophy from zone, to man-toman. Leon thought the change would help his girls shut down other team’s top weapons in addition to keeping scores close. “If you can guard people,

you can beat anybody,” Leon said. “If you can make it difficult for the other team to score, you’re going to stay in basketball games.” The scheme, along with an all-out full-court press, has helped the Bulldogs create turnovers and stay in games. The results Leon were looking for came in the girls two Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League victories over No. 10 Ursuline (54-44), Dec. 9, and McNicholas (45-29), Dec. 13. On offense, the efforts of Mackenzie Loesing of Norwood, Maria Napolitano of Green Township, and Lauren Drew of Mariemont, have helped the Bulldogs stay competitive.

Loesing has been the catalyst for the Bulldogs by averaging 14.4 points per game at point guard. Despite Loesing’s early success, Leon said he is helping his senior improve her court awareness in order to give her more options running the offense. Napolitano is chipping in 11.6 points and 2.4 assists per game, while Drew has grabbed 4.3 rebounds per contest, in addition to 7.6 points. The girls and Leon will get more opportunities to prove themselves with No. 1 ranked Princeton on the schedule for Dec. 28. “Princeton’s going to know they are in a game,” Leon said. “If we can make


St. Ursula Academy’s Mackenzie Loesing (14), who is averaging 14.4 points per game this season, scores a basket during the Bulldogs 45-29 victory over McNicholas High School, Dec. 13. shots and I can keep (Drew, Napolitano and Loesing) on the floor, we’ve got a shot.” See more sports coverage at presspreps

Defense leads ‘relentless’ Clark hoops By Mark Chalifoux

The Clark Montessori High School boys basketball team started the season quickly, winning four of its first five games. One of the biggest wins was an early season win at Madeira. “I coached at Mariemont for three years, so I know how well Jim Reynolds prepares those Madeira teams,” Clark head coach Scott Kerr said. “They play great at home and we won there and turned around and beat Lockland, which was another really good win.” The Cougars have been somewhat of a work-in-progress over the past few years as Kerr built up the program. Four or five of the kids on the team this season were there for Kerr’s first year at Clark and he said this team is built around those players. “We thought this would be the group that would put Clark basketball on the map where we think it can be,

and the kids behind them can maintain that into the future,” Kerr said. One big change for the Cougars this season has been the stifling full-court press. Kerr said he met with La Salle coach Dan Fleming in the offseason to get advice on the full-court press the Lancers run. “I can’t say enough about how much he helped me,” Kerr said. The Cougars excel in pressuring opposing offenses and are forcing an average of 25 turnovers per game. “We’re creating a lot of havoc with our defense and that helps our offense,” Kerr said. The team is led by senior Al Upshaw, in his fourth season of varsity basketball for Clark. He averaged 15 points per game. Another standout for the Cougars is junior Paul Woodson, a 6-foot-6 inch forward who can also handle the ball and shoot. “Teams can’t play zone on us and dare us to beat them from the outside because he can pass over the zone and

can shoot over it, and we have other shooters too,” Kerr said. “Paul makes it difficult for teams to guard us. We feel if teams guard us in man to man, that’s to our advantage.” Kerr said he wants to see the Cougars finish in the top 2 in the league and in a sectional final and to that end, he’s upgraded the schedule considerably. “We play in a big Division I tournament at Hughes over Christmas and we play Indian Hill and Shroder,” Kerr said. “We really tried to upgrade the schedule to help us in the tournament.” Kerr said the biggest compliment he’s heard on his kids so far is that they are relentless. “Our fans will see a team really getting after it for 32 minutes,” Kerr said. “We wear teams down and then pass the ball well on offense. We’re relentless on both sides of the ball.” For more coverage, go to

Hammer time

The Hammer Premier U10 boys and coach Ben Kirkpatrick celebrate winning the Fishers Halloween Classic in Indianapolis recently going undefeated and outscoring their competition 16 goals for versus 3 goals against. From left are, front, Jeremy Wittenbaum, David Reininger, Elias Ordonez and Michael Wampler; back, Pete Bishop, Samuel Bernicke, Alex Thompson-Hill, Ryan Lienhart and Bennett Caruso. Not pictured are coach Ben Kirkpatrick and trainer Shawn Lama.


Maximum effort

Seven Hills’ Max Davis lays in two of his 25 team-leading points in a 72-52 win over Cincinnati Christian Dec. 17. Of his 25 points, he had five from the three-point line.


BRIEFLY The week at Mariemont

• The Finneytown girls basketball team beat Mariemont 54-53, Dec. 11. Mariemont’s Leigh Fisher was the team’s top-scorer with 22 points. • In boys swimming on Dec. 13, Mariemont beat McNicholas and Purcell Marian with a score of 160. McNick scored a 48, and Purcell scored a 37. Mariemont won the 200 meter medley relay in 1 minute, 53.19 seconds, the 200 meter freestyle relay in 1 minute, 41.05 seconds; and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 45.81 seconds. • Mariemont graduate Nick Thoman qualified third for the 100 backstroke finals at the FINA Swimming World Championships (short course). Thoman, the current world record holder in the 100 backstroke, won the first semi-final heat with a time of 50.69 seconds.

• In girls swimming, Mariemont placed first with a score of 161 against McNicholas’ 68 and Purcell Marian’s 55, Dec. 13. Mariemont won the 200 meter medley relay in 2 minutes, 2.57 seconds; the 200 meter freestyle relay in 1 minute, 46.22 seconds; and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 59.87 seconds.

The week at Walnut Hills

• The Walnut Hills boys swimming team beat Colerain 106-59, Dec. 11. Walnut Hills won the 200 meter medley relay in 1 minute, 59.63 seconds; the 200 meter freestyle relay in 1 minute, 45.53 seconds; and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 4 minutes, 6.94 seconds. • In girls swimming, Walnut Hills beat Colerain 134-26, Dec. 11. Walnut won the 200 meter medley relay in 2 minutes, 12.46 seconds, the 200

meter freestyle relay in 1 minute, 53.25 seconds and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 4 minutes, 18.47 seconds. • On Dec. 13, Anderson beat Walnut Hills 2,426-2,383. Walnut’s Brady Mossbarger bowled a 388. • In girls bowling, Anderson beat Walnut Hills 1,3121,972, Dec. 13. Walnut’s Kim Janitz bowled a 291. • The Turpin boys basketball team beat Walnut Hills 49-39, Dec. 14. Walnut Hills’ top-scorer was Khari Burton with 12 points. • In boys bowling, Walnut Hills beat Anderson 2,6382,601, Dec. 14. Walnut’s Matt Guffey bowled a 457. • The Anderson girls basketball team beat Walnut Hills 44-26, Dec. 11. On Dec. 15, Loveland beat Walnut Hills 44-39. Alyx Ingram led Walnut Hills in scoring with 20 points.

The week at Clark

• In boys bowling, Clark beat Summit Country Day

2,205-1,787, Dec. 14. Clark’s Young bowled a 360. Summit’s Alex Ross bowled a 300.

The week at Withrow

• The Withrow girls basketball team beat Woodward 78-32, Nov. 30. Gaines was Withrow’s top-scorer with 13 points. On Dec. 1, Withrow lost 57-43 to Hamilton. Brittany Dozier was the team’s topscorer with 13 points. The girls beat Shroder 6811, Dec. 11. Top-scorer was Brie Starkey with 13 points. On Dec. 14, Withrow beat Western Hills 56-29. Topscorer was Starkey with 12 points.

The week at Purcell

• The Purcell-Marian girls basketball team lost 90-20 to Carroll, Dec. 11. Purcell’s Nicole Dapper was the team’s top-scorer with seven points.

The week at St. Ursula

• The St. Ursula girls

swimming team lost 61-33 to Notre Dame Academy, Dec. 11. • In girls bowling on Dec. 14, Seton beat St. Ursula 2,418-1,653. St. Ursula’s Julie Elliott bowled a 299.

The week at Summit

• The Summit Country Day girls basketball team beat Clark Montessori 46-44, Dec. 11. Summit’s top-scorers were Amauria Campbell and Brittany Williams with 13 points each. Clark’s top-scorers were Morgan Carter and Ra’keia Johnson. • In boys basketball, Summit beat Cincinnati Christian 76-28, Dec. 14. Summit’s Milton Davis was the team’s topscorer with 14 points. • In girls bowling, Summit beat Clark 1,648-1,569, Dec. 14. Summit’s Sarabeth Stretcher bowled a 267. Clark’s Joiner bowled a 324. • In boys swimming, New Richmond beat Summit Country Day 51-42, Dec. 14. • In girls swimming, New

Richmond beat Summit Country Day 73-17, Dec. 14. • In wrestling, Western Hills beat Summit Country Day 27-24, Dec. 15. Summit’s Andrew Lyons pinned Abdul in 3 minutes; Stuart Seltman pinned Peterson in 2 minutes, 30 seconds; and France pinned Wricks in 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

The week at Seven Hills

• The Seven Hills girls basketball team beat Cincinnati Christian 52-44, Dec. 15. Seven Hills’ top-scorer was Lauren Weems with 22 points. • In boys swimming, New Richmond beat Seven Hills 65-29, Dec. 15. Brown won the 500 meter freestyle in 6 minutes, 43.34 seconds. • In girls swimming, Seven Hills beat New Richmond 5836, Dec. 15. Seven Hills won the 200 meter medley relay in 2 minutes, 7.15 seconds; the 200 meter freestyle relay in 2 minutes, 1.33 seconds; and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 4 minutes, 30.23 seconds.

VIEWPOINTS Column: How to keep peace when dividing family estate


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December 22, 2010






Editor Eric Spangler || 576-8251

There is no doubt that the death of a family member, especially a parent, is a very difficult and emotional experience. Not only do families have to come together to make arrangements for a funeral and/or memorial, they also have to deal with the delicate task of dividing their loved one’s personal items. While it is often challenging to think about, the time to start thinking about the future of your estate is now. The earlier you have a plan in place the more time you have to openly discuss and explain the division process with your family. There are five important strate-

gies to keep in mind when creating your legacy plan: 1. Have an open discussion about family heirlooms and keepsakes. From Laura Raines your silver to a Community family vacation album, Press guest photo this is a great columnist opportunity to find out what items hold sentimental value to your child, grandchild, etc. You can also make sure others are comfortable with your decision to

WeTHRIVE! puts kids, communities ahead of game With the recent passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and release of the nation’s Healthy People 2020 goals, schools and communities around the country are asking the question, “What do we have to do?.” Thanks to the collaborative community program WeTHRIVE!, Hamilton County can proudly proclaim, “Look what we’ve already begun!” The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act calls for stronger school nutrition standards, encourages the use of local foods and promotes school gardens. WeTHRIVE! began work on these issues in 2008, bringing parents, teachers and community members together to create schools where the healthy choice is the easy choice. Early success stories include a school garden at Lincoln Heights Elementary School and implementation of nutrition standards for school foods and beverages by the Lockland School District. Last June, when the state of Ohio passed similar school nutrition legislation, WeTHRIVE! had the tools in place to guide local school districts through the process. By August, Cincinnati Public Schools adopted new nutrition guidelines for the district’s 57 schools. Norwood City Schools stopped selling soda and junk food in the high school’s “Snack Shack” during lunchtime and, like other local districts, is working with WeTHRIVE! to set improved nutrition standards. Healthy People 2020 – the federal government’s 10-year plan to improve the nation’s health – takes a different approach from the past. The plan calls on communities, not just individuals, to play a role in creating environments that make the healthy

choice the easy choice. Hamilton County is ahead of the game with the WeTHRIVE! program providing communities the tools and Stacy Wegley resources to conand overCommunity front come barriers to Press guest wellness. Last columnist spring, residents broke ground on nine community gardens in Lincoln Heights, Woodlawn and Lockland to help bring healthier food to their neighborhoods. More gardens are set to open throughout the county next spring. WeTHRIVE! continues to help build a healthier Hamilton County by supporting policy, systems and environmental changes that fight obesity. Things like creating “shared use” agreements to open school and church gyms and playgrounds to residents for physical activity and supporting Safe Routes to School (SRTS), which uses federal funds to promote walking and biking to school. Thanks to WeTHRIVE!, Hamilton County schools have a head start on making sure that all students have access to healthy food and beverage choices. Our communities are ahead of the game in creating environments where the healthy choice is the easy choice. While much has been done, we still have work to do. Get involved – for yourself, your school or your community. Visit to join the WeTHRIVE! movement today. Stacy Wegley is director of health promotion and education for Hamilton County Public Health.

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bequeath certain possessions to a certain person. 2. Be specific about financial inheritance. Whether you have a family business, multiple properties or other investments, work with your estate planning lawyer to determine a method for dividing these items. Establish an estate plan to put into action. Keep in mind that the value of your assets will change over time. For example, determine what percentage you will leave behind to your children, grandchildren, friends, charity, etc., or if the entire estate will be divided evenly. 3. Name an executor. While



many parents often select their oldest child to manage the estate, he or she might not be prepared to handle emotional disagreements that may arise. Selecting one child over another may also cause more friction. Consider an outside resource, such as a bank. This will relieve one of your children from having to say “no” to siblings. 4. Think it through to avoid legal battles. It’s hard to imagine your children or relatives fighting over their inheritance, but in some cases the division of the estate has led to lengthy battles in court. Once you have a plan in place review it each year with



your adviser and make necessary changes. Ongoing planning and preparation will reduce the number of disagreements down the road. 5. Involve a trusted financial professional. Schedule a meeting with a financial planning expert to start implementing strategies that fit your financial situation and plans for the future. Let the expert help you determine the best way to create a meaningful estate plan for all the important people, organizations and causes in your life. Laura Raines is an Indian Hill resident who is a senior wealth relationship adviser with a local bank.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Do you support the DREAM Act, which would provide a pathway for certain illegal aliens to become legal U.S. residents? Why or why not? “The Dream Act is a nightmare! This legislation is a perfect example why the Democrats got drubbed in the recent election. “Who in their right mind would support a law that would reward, and therefore encourage, illegal immigration? “Answer: a party so desperate to win elections that they would compromise the safety of our borders and the privileges of citizenship.” T.H. “My parents came to the U.S. legally as immigrants in the first decade of the 20th century. They went through the process at Ellis Island as they were required to do by law. “It saddens me to know that so many people have flouted our immigration laws, and have gotten away with it with no penalty. “I sympathize with people who are trying to escape dire circumstances in other countries, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do things. “However, it seems to me that the conditions and limitations imposed by the DREAM act are reasonable, and could be seen as a sensible loosening of current restrictions on illegal aliens for a very select group. “Requirements for ‘amnesty’ include the fact that they must have entered the country as minors, they must have graduated from U.S. high schools, they must complete either two years in the U.S. military or two years in college. After that, they would only have temporary residency for six years. “ A study of the bill’s highlights should reassure Americans that passage is a good thing to do, and the fact that there is considerable bi-partisan support is also encouraging.” B.B. “Basically I approve. However, I am troubled by the requirement for college or military service. “College has become hugely expensive (unfunded mandate here), and when did it become an article of faith only the collegeeducated contribute value to society? This goes for U.S. citizens too. “If the Deficit Commission recommendations are followed defense spending will be cut and it will be harder to enter the military.” F.N.

Next question Are you pleased or disappointed in the way your community plows snow from your streets? Why? Every week the Eastern Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to easternhills@community with Chatroom in the subject line. “The Dream Act does nothing so far as addressing America’s huge problem with millions of foreigners illegally entering our nation with impunity. “That the Senate and House bother with an insignificant piece of legislation when faced with many other huge problems demonstrates one of America’s worst problems: an ineffective national government. “It’s no different than Nero fiddling while Rome burns.” R.V. “Yes, I support the DREAM Act. Those who would benefit are talented, intelligent, and dedicated young persons who know only this country as home. They can become some of the future leaders of our country, provided we allow them the opportunity to pursue their dreams. “This bill offers a fair opportunity to earn citizenship if they commit to and complete at least two years of college or two years of honorable service in the military. “It is important to note that these young persons entered the U.S. with their parents at a young age, and therefore did not enter without inspection on their own will. We would all do the same thing in a similar situation. “The U.S. is the only country that they know. They have incredible talent and energy and are awaiting a chance to fully contribute their talents to our nation and reach their God-given potential. “We should not deny them that chance. The DREAM Act enjoys bipartisan sponsorship in Congress and is strongly supported by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.” D.M. “A person who spends most of his or her childhood in the U.S. grows up as an American, regardless of where that person was born. They should have a chance at citizenship. The sins of the parents do not make the child a criminal and they should have a chance to fulfill a civic obligation that grants them citizenship in the

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only country they know. “We should not be deporting young men and women who have the potential to be good and productive citizens.” F.S.D. “I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t be in favor of the Dream Act. Regardless of how the Republicans try and spin it, it is not a free pass to let illegal immigrants take over our country. “Not only does it offer young men and women from around the world a chance at the American dream, but it benefits the United States as well. The U.S would be missing out on talented workers and entrepreneurs, and would lose vital tax revenues and other economic contributions. “Who knows where the next great doctor, teacher, businessman or inventor will come from? Why miss out on that? “It is going to take more than the government to get us out of this economic recession. What better way than to put people to work? “And at a time where people are not exactly lining up to join the armed forces what greater way to honor your commitment to this country than by serving. Putting your life on the line for a chance to live in this great country shows just how serious these men and women are. “Of course this does not solve the illegal alien problem. But it is a good place to start. But I really don’t see it passing. “President Obama could come up with a cure for cancer tomorrow and John Boehner would still be lobbying to not allow it. It’s a shame if it doesn’t because we could be missing out on the person who does cure cancer.” T.T. “No. My family came over from Poland, which was not an easy task! But, they followed the immigration rules. “Today, in our free country, supposedly free anyway, we have to follow the rules. “The police surround us now, even when we are being good citizens. We can get tickets via a police camera for almost speeding. High school kids are pulled into the sheriff's office for toilet papering someone's yard in this new age. When a head light is out, you are pulled over. “No, Americans are being bullied today. Hence, there should be no ‘Dream Act.’ Bottom line is this: We all have to follow the rules in Gestapo America, therefore, illegal aliens should not get to be legal unless they follow the rules like the rest of us have to!” P.P.



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Head instructor of the Montessori Advanced Enrichment Program Karen Koch, left, and Chloe Hutton of Newport, Ky. sing “Grinding Corn.”

Historical fun

Kindergartners at the Montessori School at Summit Country Day participated in a Corn Festival. The event focused on Native American culture. The students danced, sang and performed a production for their parents. The students have recently been studying Native American history.


Kindergartner Henry Healy, left, of Hyde Park presents a map detailing the geography of the Northeast Woodland Indians.

The kindergartners present a production called “Arrow to the Sun” for their parents.

Kindergartner Guillo Echevarria, left, of Hyde Park poses for a picture for his parents with his brother, Santiago.

Guillo Echevarria of Hyde Park plays a scraper during a musical number.


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Jessica Dessner, 6-8 p.m., Country Club, 3209 Madison Road, Second Floor. Solo exhibition of new drawings primarily drawn from imagery absorbed while traveling. Observational approach to interpreting images reveals deeper forces at work than those of a simple travelogue. 792-9744; Oakley. The Holiday Show, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., Grouping of paintings by leading artists in all genres, original mixed media sculpture and imaginative glass creations. Free. Through Dec. 31. 871-4420; Hyde Park. Golden Age of Cincinnati Art, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Paintings by 19th Century Cincinnati artists. Works by Edward Potthast, Lewis H. Meakin, Robert Blum, Frank Myers, Lilly Martin Spencer, Bessie Wessel and Dixie Selden. Free. Through Jan. 1. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Duo: A Reading from the Book of Hans, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Greenwich House Gallery, 2124 Madison Road, Works by Greg Storer and Tom Towhe. Through Dec. 31. 871-8787. O’Bryonville. H. Stephen Bjornson: Carousel Horses of France, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Bjornson’s photo exhibit. Presented by The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati. Through Dec. 30. 272-3700; Mariemont. Holiday Sale, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Paintings by Paul Ashbrook, Frank Duveneck, Charles Kaelin, Charles Meurer, Edward Potthast, Dixie Selden, John E. Weis, Jim Effler, MaryBeth Karaus, Joan Colomer, Ray Hassard, Keith Klein, Val Gottesman, Jeff Morrow, Cindy Nixon, Jacob Pfeiffer, Dennis Sheehan, Chris Griffin-Woods and Steve White. Through Jan. 15. 791-7717; Fairfax.


Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Missionaries, 1318 Nagel Road, Roomsized animated display with special lighting, motion figures, narration and music. Free, canned good donations accepted. 4744997. Anderson Township.


Irish Song Night, 8 p.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Adult beverages and snacks in Social Room. 533-0100; Linwood.

Employment Ministry, 7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1175 Birney Lane, Discuss ways to obtain a position and network with others. Ages 18 and up. Free. 231-2253. Anderson Township.


Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 7991 Beechmont Ave., Drop off a new toy or monetary donation made to Shriners Hospital. Benefits Shriners Hospital. 474-3500; Anderson Township. Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Hyde Park, 4030 Smith Road, Drop off a new toy or monetary donation made to Shriners Hospital. Benefits Shriners Hospital. 533-1900; Hyde Park.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Boot Camp, 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Indoor Athletic Field. Equipment provided for training in half-acre indoor air-conditioned facility. Individual focus from instructor, team building, goal setting and goal achieving. Ages 18 and up. $199 unlimited month. Registration required. 5274000; Fairfax. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, 8119 Clough Pike, High-intensity workout of cardio and strength. Professionally choreographed and taught by certified instructor. Ages 21 and up. $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


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.



Birds of Prey, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Meet live birds of prey. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Winter Break Nature Camp: Give a Cheer for Winter, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave., Hike, games, crafts and stories. Pack lunch and drink. Dress for weather. For kindergarteners through third-graders. $20, $15 city residents. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 761-4313. California. F R I D A Y, D E C . 2 4


Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 474-3500; Anderson Township. Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Hyde Park, 533-1900; Hyde Park.



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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. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. Oakley.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.

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.


Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Missionaries, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997. Anderson Township.

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


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave., 12-step group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 2310733. Oakley. M O N D A Y, D E C . 2 7


Jessica Dessner, 6-8 p.m., Country Club, 792-9744; Oakley. Golden Age of Cincinnati Art, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. H. Stephen Bjornson: Carousel Horses of France, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont. Holiday Sale, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717; Fairfax.

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ART EXHIBITS The Holiday Show, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; Hyde Park. CIVIC

Community Toy Drive, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 474-3500; Anderson Township. Community Toy Drive, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Huff Realty Hyde Park, 533-1900; Hyde Park.

Gluten Free Store Tour, 7 p.m., Whole Foods Market-Rookwood, 2693 Edmondson Road, Meet at front of store. Samples. Free. Registration required. Presented by Whole Foods Market. 981-0794. Norwood. T U E S D A Y, D E C . 2 8

CIVIC Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 474-3500; Anderson Township. Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Hyde Park, 533-1900; Hyde Park. Salsa 101, 7-8 p.m., Salsaires, 4409 Brazee St., Beginners class covers foundations of salsa. $40 four-class pass; $15 drop-in. Oakley.

Wine Tasting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Water Tower Fine Wines, 6136 Campus Lane, Holiday Grab Bag: A variety of wines paired with a food buffet. $15. 231-9463; Mount Washington. 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.






Eisele Gallery of Fine art is having a holiday sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 5729 Dragon Way, Fairfax. Paintings by Paul Ashbrook, Frank Duveneck, Charles Kaelin, Charles Meurer, Edward Potthast, Dixie Selden, John E. Weis, Jim Effler, MaryBeth Karaus, Joan Colomer, Ray Hassard, Keith Klein, Val Gottesman, Jeff Morrow, Cindy Nixon, Jacob Pfeiffer, Dennis Sheehan, Chris Griffin-Woods and Steve White. Through Jan. 15. 791-7717; Pictured is an example of Frank Duveneck’s work, “He Lives by His Wits,” 1878, Private Collection.


Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 474-3500; Anderson Township. Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Hyde Park, 533-1900; Hyde Park.


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


Unbridled at Uncorked, 6-9:30 p.m., The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, The Cure for the Uncommon Bride (and Groom). Spend an evening with Cincinnati’s premier wedding vendors: Wine and Champagne Tasting; Micro Brew and Hand-Crafted Beer Tasting; Food and Prizes; and expert panels for your wedding advice and guidance. With I-do Boutique. $15, $10 advance. 8715170; O’Bryonville.

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.


Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Missionaries, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997. Anderson Township.


Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road, $50 prize for audience pick. 531-3300. Oakley.

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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. W E D N E S D A Y, D E C . 2 9

CIVIC Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 474-3500; Anderson Township. Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Hyde Park, 533-1900; Hyde Park. EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Holiday Yoga Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Anderson Township Branch Library, 7450 State Road, Natalie Hosfeld, instructor. Ages 13-60. Free. 369-6030. Anderson Township.


Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., History Room at Anderson Center, 6888400. Anderson Township.


Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Missionaries, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997. Anderson Township.


Karaoke NOW, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Mount Lookout Tavern, 871-9633. Mount Lookout.


Misha Angrist, 7 p.m., JosephBeth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Author discusses and signs “Here is a Human Being.” Free. 396-8960. Norwood.


Story Time with Miss Gail, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories, finger plays and singalongs. Ages 2 and up. Free. 731-2665; Oakley.


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


Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Missionaries, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997. Anderson Township.


Karaoke NOW, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Mount Lookout Tavern, 3209 Linwood Ave., With DJ Konnann. Six for $10 buckets, $3 shots all night and $2.50 Coors Light bottles. 871-9633. Mount Lookout.



The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)!” It is a holiday romp through everybody’s favorite Christmas stories. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 27-28, at Arnold’s Bar and Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., downtown. An extra performance has been added for New Year’s Eve at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St. Tickets are $22. Visit or call 513-381-2273.

Make a Mess at the Manatee, 10-10:30 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Read picture book and create art project based on book. With artistin-residence Miss Kelli. Ages 2-4. $5. Reservations required. 731-2665; Oakley.


Faux Frenchmen, 6:30 p.m., Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Parkway, 871-5779; Columbia Tusculum.


A roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex imitates the movement of a real dinosaur in a new 3,000-square-foot exhibit, “Dinosaur Bones: Titans of the Ruyang.” At the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Museum of Natural History and Science through Jan. 2, the exhibition highlights the discovery of a new species of dinosaur in a small rural village in China and includes 12 real fossils on display for the first time in North America. It also includes three animatronic dinosaurs, including the juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex, a Tyrannosaurus rex moving head and a juvenile Ruyangosaurus giganteus, the newly discovered species. Admission is free for members. Admission to the museum is $8.50; $7.50 ages 60 and up; and $6.50 ages 3-12. Visit or call 800-733-2077.


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December 22, 2010


Christmas reminds us of the home beyond our address We’re either pushed or drawn. The November 2010 issue of “National Geographic” and its recent TV special dealt with the power of being drawn. They depicted the great movements in nature called migrations. Hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, cranes, monarch butterflies, sea turtles and other species make long-distance journeys across the earth to get somewhere. “One biologist noted the ‘undistractibility’ of migrating animals,’ ” says the NatGeo article. “A nonscientist might say they have a sense of a larger purpose.” These travelers of nature are homeless. The road is their home. Their instincts lead them into occasional temporary homes for food, mating, and birthing, but then they eventually move on. Are humans homeless? Our hearts are.

We may remain at one address most of our years; we may have a wonderful family, spouse, children and friends, and express ourFather Lou selves in a fulfillGuntzelman ing job. Yet, in the Perspectives deepest sense of all we are homeless. The happiest person occasionally has the shadow of loneliness and homelessness cast a dimness over their life. We have an inner realization that there’s more love and satisfaction than we are experiencing. Some of us “migrate” to other spouses, jobs, friends, towns, etc. where we expect to find the “more” we feel we’re missing. But our yearning never ends. “We have no lasting home

here,” writes Paul, “but we’re looking for the home that is to come.” (Hebrews 11:14) What’s he talking about? He’s talking about the real goal of our existence and all our traveling – our eternal home with the God who created us. We’re inexorably drawn to return there. St. Augustine became aware of the same thing. After oat-sowing in the first half of his life, he changed drastically when he became aware of the reality of God. With affection he wrote, “Late have I loved You, O Beauty ever ancient, O Beauty ever new.” He came to understand why this world never fully satisfied him or any of us. He admitted, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” We’re about to celebrate Christmas. Inevitably, among the songs and emotions that color this feast,

comes the remembrance and celebration of home, family, love. It’s either our home of the past, present, or the one we hope to have. Underneath it all is that spiritual dimension of our personhood, that archetypal desire of all of us to live everlastingly in our ultimate home that leaves no residue of want in our hearts. If we consider Christmas only from the point of view of a secular mindset, only an exercise in robust consumerism, or merely a “holiday” with no spiritual or psychological meaning – then the inbred emotions we experience are unexplainable. If Christmas has no eternal significance for us, then Santa just won’t do and the Grinch was right. We humans long for a permanent home of unallayed contentment, love, and life. Former professor of divinity at

Harvard, Harvey Cox, acknowledges our yearning for a place, a home or city, in which to live joyously forever: “Christian hope suggests that man is destined for a City. It is not just any city, however. “If we take the Gospel images as well as the symbols of the book of Revelation into consideration, it is not only a City where injustice is abolished and there is no more crying. It is a city which a delightful wedding feast is in progress, where laughter rings out, the dance has just begun, and the best wine is still to be served.” To my readers, I wish you and those you love, a Merry Christmas! 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.

You may have free extended warranties available Although a lot of stores push extended service warranties when you buy electronics items, such warranties are generally not good investments. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get such a warranty for free. That’s what a Milford man learned after having problems with a robot vacuum cleaner he bought more than a year ago. “It’s supposed to vacuum the floor, hardwood and carpet, and it’s a remote robot,” said Andy Holcomb. “It automatically vacuums and then returns to its base after it’s gone through its cycle.” Holcomb said it worked great until just before the one year warranty expired. He called the company and received replacement parts. But, he said, after

installing the new parts it still didn’t w o r k right. “A little time went and I Howard Ain by realized it Hey Howard! was not going to be fixed. I contacted the company again and that’s when they told me it was out of warranty,” Holcomb said. “It was now something they could no longer fix,” Holcomb said the robot vacuum had done a good job picking up dog hair, but it never did deep cleaning of the carpet. Nevertheless, he said, “I was obviously hoping to get at least three years out of

the $400 purchase, which is what we spent on it when we bought it for my wife as a birthday gift.” The manufacturer has offered him a new robot vacuum for $117. That’s when I told him he may have an extended warranty on the unit and not even realize it. “I bought it directly from the manufacturer on a credit card,” Holcomb said. But, he said, he never thought to check whether the credit card will extend the warranty for the items he buys using the card. Holcomb then checked and found he bought it with a Citibank MasterCard and it does, in fact, double the manufacturer’s warranty for up to one year. He’s now contacting the bank to use that warranty.

MasterCard, Visa and American Express all offer extended warranties automatically – depending on the bank that issues the card. They will double the manufacturer’s warranty for up to a maximum of one additional year. Terms and conditions vary by credit card, but you don’t have to

Two local establishments have a special deal for customers on Christmas weekend. Mount Lookout Tavern and Millions on Linwood Avenue are waiving their usual $5 cover charge for any patron who donates a toiletry or canned food item. Bar manager Kristin McAlarney said MLT and Millions were looking for a way to help out a charity. When she contacted nearby Christ the

King Church, Pastoral Associate Linda Gloeckler suggested the food bank at St. Vincent de Paul. The church supports SVDP in carrying out its mission by assisting those in need through home visits and donations to its food pantry. There is an urgent need for personal care items, according to Gloeckler. Toiletries such as shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, and baby diapers and wipes are in especially high demand. MLTs is located at 3209

protection with the credit or debit card you have – and then always use that card when buying electronics. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Livinglife atSeasons As a 23 year employee of Seasons I felt that Seasons was the right place for Mom. But I wanted the decision to be hers. After touring several local communities, Mom decided Seasons was where she wanted to call home. We no longer worry, we have peace of mind that Mom has a full social calendar, and is having fantastic Resident Mary Lou Busam and meals prepared by Chef Dennis Glosser. Employee/Daughter Betsy Flynn She participates in programs that are entertaining and educational. We recently had a conversion with Mom, she told us she doesn’t miss her house of 33 years. That’s when we knew, Seasons had truly become her home.

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Enjoy easy pot roast during hard days of winter Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

n’t be more fresh. We were up early filling the truck with wood to store in the garage. That way it’s dry for carrying into the house to fuel the woodstove. It’s also a pot roast kind of day. I made one of my favorites in the pressure cooker – 40 minutes and it was falling-off-the-bone

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done. I’ll be taking it to a neighbor who needs a bit of cheering up, as there’s nothing like the aroma of an old-fashioned roast that says, “I care,� especially on a frigid day. It’s a good one for this busy holiday season.

Easy pot roast, veggies

I have taught gourmet roasts and stews for years. Two of my favorites are French boeuf bourguignon and veal ragout, but you know what my “go to� pot roast/stew is when time and budget are both a bit lean? It’s this one, and it never fails to please. A good supper for this busy holiday season, too. 1 chuck roast, 2-3 lbs. approximately 1 clove garlic, minced (opt.) 1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 1 pouch dry onion soup mix 1 ⠄2 cup dry red wine (opt.) or 1 cup water 3-4 potatoes, chunked up 3-4 carrots, chunked up Spray crockpot. Trim roast and put in crockpot. Mix soups, garlic and wine. Pour over roast. Total cooking time is seven to 10 hours on low or four to five hours on high. I add veggies the last two hours of cooking time, or



â „2 cup butter melted â „2 cup sugar 1 small package each of lime, orange and cherry Jell-O 1 envelope of Knox gelatin 1 â „4 cup cold water 8 oz. pineapple juice heated 1 pint whipping cream 1 â „2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1


Winter is the perfect time for easy pot roast and veggies.

cook separately and stir in when roast is done. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Instead of potatoes and carrots, microwave a box of frozen peas and carrots and stir in the cooked roast. Serve with mashed potatoes or noodles. To cook in pressure cooker: Cook for 40 minutes. Add potatoes and carrots and cook five to 10 minutes more.

Jell-O dessert

Ruth Ann Parchman, a Symmes Township reader, shares this heirloom “broken glass� Jell-O dessert. Ruth Ann’s traditions mean a lot to her. “The recipe came from my grandmother, Laura Ash, who was born in 1885 and lived to be 99 years old. I have fond childhood memories of this dessert at family gatherings.� This would be nice served alongside the holiday meal. 24 single graham crackers, processed into crumbs

Make the Jell-O using 11â „2 cups of boiling water for each package. When hard cut into small cubes. Dissolve Knox into 1â „4 cup of water, add hot pineapple juice and chill. Add in butter and sugar to cracker crumbs. Reserve 2 â „3 cup for topping and pat remaining mixture into 9by-13 pan. Whip cream with 1â „2 cup of sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Add pineapple mixture and then stir in Jell-O cubes. Pour over crust and top with the remaining graham mixture. Chill at least eight hours. Cut into squares. Serves 12

Edible ornaments

I used to make these, but forgot about them until my sister, Madelyn, wanted the recipe. She loved the way they turned out so I thought it’s worth sharing with you. Use your creativity to make any kind of shape you want – candy canes, trees, wreaths, etc. The basics are: Foil a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Candy canes: Use 7 to 8


Lifesavers candy can make fun, and edible, ornaments. hard lifesavers to make candy cane shape. Lay next to each other. Check after 3 to 4 minutes. As soon as candy has melted remove from oven. Spray the bottom of a straw or skewer and poke a hole in the top of the candy right after it comes out of the oven. It will harden in minutes.

Maraschino cherries

This is one recipe I never thought could be made at home. But leave it to Julie Niesen, the popular “Wine me, Dine me� blogger whose blog is always fun and informative to read, to share a recipe. Log onto Julie’s blog at for the recipe and photos. And check out my blog for a recipe for chocolate-covered cherries, along with photos, too. 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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Edith Samuels, left, recites the blessing during a Hanukkah celebration while her husband Hershel Samuels looks on.

Senior citizens share traditions of Hanukkah


There is no better way to celebrate the Festival of Lights than to share Hanukkah traditions with family and friends. That is exactly what Edith Samuels felt when she organized a dinner for her new friends at her Madisonville retirement community. During the event, residents and guests gathered in the The Kenwood by Senior Star’s Seven Hills dining room to observe the first night of Hanukkah. The celebration included the traditional lighting of the menorah, blessings and a retelling of the story of

Hanukkah – with one important distinction: many of the attendees were Gentiles who were unfamiliar with the rituals and customs of Hanukkah. Samuels and fellow resident Carol Davidow worked with the Kenwood staff to organize the celebration, which also included jelly donuts, potato latkes, gelt and the playing of the dreidel. Together they used the first night of Hanukkah to explain to their fellow residents many customs associated with the holiday and the Jewish faith. Samuels said, “I felt like I

was really able to share my enthusiasm for Hanukkah, and my faith, with everyone in the community. It was wonderful to share this holiday with our new family at The Kenwood.� Michael Coler, co-executive director of the Kenwood, said: “Hanukkah is an important religious observance for many of our residents, but rather than celebrating within their own homes they chose to share their traditions with the entire community. “It just goes to show that, even in retirement, it’s never too late to learn something new.�


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damage the kidneys. That means that fruitcake is definitely off limits. “Keep them away from onions, garlic, chives and other foods from that category,” Bruner cautioned. “They cause anemia. For example, a package of onion soup mix can be deadly.” As if our pet’s breath isn’t bad enough, we have to worry about this. “Be careful where you place food items if you have pets in the house,” he said. “Don’t put snacks out on the coffee table where they will be able to reach them, or food gifts under the Christmas tree.” The second category of “stuff” we need to be mindful of is ornaments and decorations. Cats in particular, love houseplants. Poinsettias, mistletoe and holly are toxic. So keep them out of reach or better yet, go with artificial plants just to be safe. One of the most common problems Bruner sees is pets eating tinsel and long, thin ribbons “If you have an animal, don’t use either one,” he sighs. “They see this shiny stuff and think, ‘Mmmm, that must be good to eat’ and it is just not worth it.” How do we know when to call the vet? “When your pet suffers from vomiting and/or diarrhea, has a loss of appetite or has ingested what you know is a bad thing,” said Bruner. “It is better to be safe than sorry.” The main thing is to try to think like a dog or a cat during the holiday season. What would you want to get into? Be mindful of their needs and temptations and keep those things out of paws reach. Just a few extra minutes may save you and your four footed pal from having to make an emergency run to the vet while the rest of the family is having fun celebrating. For more pet care tips, visit If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at

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Enroll your kids in our exciting Children’s Ministry. We can pick them up for church and Sunday school. Our program is called “Kids Fully Devoted.” We provide many outings with our children and solid learning in God’s Word. Call the church office, 271-8442, and give us the name of your child or children as well as your name and address. We will pick up your child on Sunday mornings, and parents and guardians are welcome to ride along as well.

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Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service

Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 6800 School Street in Newtown, is holding a Christmas Eve Candle-lighting service on Friday night, December 24, at 7 p.m. This beautiful, fifty-minute worship service will do much to create a Christcentered Christmas for you and your family. The service is reverent, liturgical, and worshipful. It is important, however, for the dignity of the service that all be present and seated in the sanctuary on or before 7 p.m. For more information, please call 271-8442 or see the church webpage at

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“Whatcha eating?” Nipper, my Cocker Spaniel asked, sitting down in front of me, an expectant look on his fuzzy little face. “Grapes,” I replied. “Can I have one?” “It’s ‘may’ I have one, and the answer is no. Grapes are bad for dogs.” “Oh, c’mon, just one won’t hurt,” he sighed. “No way,” I said firmly. “I’m a responsible pet owner and besides, I’m not in the mood to drag out the carpet cleaner to clean up the results.” He made a few growly noises under his breath as he trotted into the kitchen to see what was in his bowl. That little stinker was cussing at me and I don’t care. I’m not giving him grapes or anything else that I know is bad for dogs. This is the time of year when pets are most vulnerable to ingesting things that are bad for them. Dr. Joseph Bruner of Greater Cincinnati Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Services knows this firsthand. “We see a lot of animals in the clinic who have eaten things they shouldn’t during the holiday season,” he said. “But owners can avoid trouble by being aware of potential problems before they happen.” The first thing that Bruner cautions owners against is feeding their dogs and cats table scraps. “If you want to give them something special, give them a pet treat like a Milk-Bone. It doesn’t matter what they are getting, just that they are getting something from you.” “Feeding them from the table,” he said, “is just setting them up for digestive trouble. It is best to keep them on their regular diet.” What we really need to protect our pets from can be divided into two categories: Foods and decorations. For example, chocolate is toxic to dogs. It can cause upset stomachs and even death. The worst offender, according to Bruner is baker’s chocolate. As small an amount as one square can be deadly. Another is foods containing the artificial sweetener Xylitol. It is most commonly used in sugar-free chewing gum. It is very toxic to dogs and cats, causing life threatening hypoglycemia, so keep all sugar-free candies in a safe place. Other foods that are known to be harmful are grapes and raisins that can

Village Church


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 has moved into a new building, 8136 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45227 (between

The church offers services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The pastor is Chris Mobley. The church is at 4311 Eastern Ave.,

student ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ, ending as campus director at Kent State University. He returned to Mariemont as associate pastor of Mariemont Community Church, where he served for 10 years in worship, youth and outreach ministries. The church meets every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Mariemont Elementary School;

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The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative

SonRise Community Church

A Christmas Eve service of Scripture and Carols will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, in the Mariemont Elementary School auditorium. The church will have carols and a “Christmas Reflections” devotional at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, in the Mariemont Elementary auditorium. The church schedule for the Advent season is available on the church

website at This new church, established to serve the village of Mariemont, recently had its first major public function. The church is led by Pastor Todd Keyes, who was called to the ministry when he was a student at Mariemont High School and the University of Cincinnati. He received a master’s degree of Divinity at Trinity Seminary and worked for more than a decade in

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


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services and labyrinth walks. Visit for dates, times and locations. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.


Nicholas Bideler, former associate director of music at Christ Church Cathedral, will be the featured organist at a free performance, 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 at the cathedral. The concert is offered as part of the cathedral’s 20102011 organ recital series on third Sundays October through May. Music Live at Lunch will feature the following performers in January: Katherine Evans, flute; Elizabeth Motter, Harp (nave), Jan. 11; Brianna Matzke, piano, Jan. 18; Janice Trytten, native flutes, Jan. 25. These free concerts are presented at 12:10 p.m. on Tuesdays Patrons may bring their lunch or buy one at the cathedral for $5. The church is located at 318 E. 4th St., Cincinnati; 621-1817;


Christ Church Cathedral

9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Fellowship 10:30 am Traditional Worship 11:00 am Christian Education for Children and adults at 9:30 & 11 am

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Eastern Hills Press


December 22, 2010

| DEATHS | POLICE | Editor Eric Spangler || 576-8251 BIRTHS


COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP 7021 Bramble Ave.: Ebm Holdings LLC to Meister Samantha; $97,000. 7494 Muchmore Close : North Side Bank & Trust Co. to Decks Etc. Inc.; $212,000.


409 Tusculum Ave.: Stepp Robert E. to Anderson Brian K.; $240,000. 409 Tusculum Ave.: Homeland LLC Tr to Stepp Robert E.; $185,500.


1331 Observatory Drive: Murrie Kathleen B. Tr to Latto Aaron B. & Beth C.; $747,000. 2341 Grigg Ave.: Fisk Stephen R. Jr. to Budde Kristen Ruth & Lawrence D.; $130,000. 3208 Menlo Ave.: Pnc Bank Na Tr to Schwartz Shannon C.; $550,000. 3574 Lilac Ave.: Kleinjohn Paul to Price Louise A.; $147,000. 3665 Wilshire Ave.: Stocker William E. to Cincinnati Capital Group LLC; $170,000. 8 Peasenhall Lane: Wulff Linda K. to Uhl Jay J. Tr; $500,000.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 6911 Palmetto St. : Rook Lisa M. & Charles M. to Stewart Rebecca A.; $112,500.


2972 Linwood Ave.: Cincinnati Capital Partners 105 LLC to Horney Joseph P.; $412,500. 752 Delta Ave.: Delta Mbmh LLC to Dimaggio Gaetano; $370,000.


4018 Taylor Ave.: West Philip A. & Amy L. to Barker Kendale Blair & Sean Daly; $272,000. 4170 Rosslyn Unit 3 Drive: Pri Radiology Investments LLC to Ohmart/Vega Corp.; $1,300,000.


5070 Bouchaine Way: Wineinger Cynthia T. & James W. to Peairs Abigail D. & Daniel M.; $405,000.



4605 Thoburne St.: Bramble Savings Bank to Rebel Properties LLC; $11,000. 6626 Britton Ave.: Ackermann Amy M. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $60,000.

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408 Marietta Ave.: Good Helen S. to Comer Michael S. & Margaret Foster Comer; $210,000. 418 Cornell Ave.: Getgey Stephen W. to Grifo Heather; $190,000.



1234 Myrtle Ave.: Bramble Savings Bank to Rebel Properties LLC; $11,000. 2407 Symmes St. : Marques Lionel to Superior Linen & Apparel Services Inc.; $5,000.

David A. Alers, born 1988, after hours in park, 700 Tusculum Ave., Nov. 29. Megan L. Riddle, born 1989, after hours in park, 700 Tusculum Ave., Nov. 29. Robert Davis, born 1987, domestic violence, Dec. 4. Laura Duncan, born 1980, drug abuse, trafficking, 1920 Kemper Lane, Dec. 3. Dakota Burd, born 1988, breaking and entering, 3295 Erie Ave., Dec. 1. Jonathan James, born 1990, breaking and entering, 3295 Erie Ave., Dec. 2. Paul Vicars, born 1966, breaking and entering, 3295 Erie Ave., Dec. 2. Bryan E. Blackmon, born 1977, criminal trespassing, 3633 Tarpis Ave., Nov. 25. George D. Bond, born 1977, theft, 3295 Erie Ave., Nov. 24. James Adams, born 1985, receiving stolen property, 3523 Paxton Ave., Dec. 3. Larry Bryant Isbell, born 1972, theft $300 to $5000, 3523 Paxton Ave., Dec. 3. Kelly Malicoat, born 1978, theft $300 to $5000, 3295 Erie Ave., Dec. 4. James B. Jacobs, born 1962, theft under $300, 3350 Erie Ave., Dec. 5. Larry Earl Haynes, born 1965, theft, 3295 Erie Ave., Dec. 4. Larry Gassett, born 1981, drug possession, 5805 Red Bank Road, Nov. 24. Terrence Nichols, born 1977, assault, 4761 Madison Road, Dec. 4. Rodney L. Dobson, born 1965, domestic violence, Dec. 1. Tamar Pope, born 1986, drug possession, 4334 Plainville Road, Dec. 1. Steffan Broadnax, born 1992, theft under $305, 5225 Madison Road, Dec. 2. Amanda J. Busch, born 1983, burglary, 1265 Hayward Ave., Dec. 1. Kenya Price, born 1972, loitering to solicit, 3151 Madison Road, Nov. 30.

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Randy A. Washington, born 1986, drug possession, 4825 Marburg Ave., Dec. 2. Kenya Price, born 1972, soliciting prostitution, 3151 Madison Road, Nov. 30. Christopher Slaven, born 1988, theft under $305, 3872 Paxton Ave., Dec. 4. Ben Kinney, born 1978, criminal damaging or endangering, 5733 Montgomery Road, Dec. 4.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated armed robbery

1506 William Howard Taft, No. 13, Dec. 2. 3564 Glenedge Lane, Dec. 2.

Aggravated robbery

6123 Erie Ave., Nov. 26. 6322 Roe St., Nov. 26.

Breaking and entering

1550 Madison Road, Nov. 27. 2038 Madison Road, Nov. 26. 3025 Cohoon St., Nov. 29. 3512 Woodford Road, Nov. 25. 3523 Harrow, Dec. 1. 5801 Chandler St., Nov. 25. 6103 Navarre Place, Nov. 26.


1265 Hayward Ave., Nov. 29. 1901 Gregory Lane, Nov. 28. 1920 Dexter Ave., Nov. 30. 2545 Ridgecliffe Ave., Nov. 29. 2615 Langdon Farm Road, Nov. 30. 2934 Pineridge Ave., Dec. 2. 2963 Douglas Terrace, Nov. 27. 30 Weebetook Lane, Nov. 28. 3023 Gloss Ave., Nov. 30. 3336 Royal Place, Nov. 30. 3518 Kroger Ave., Nov. 25. 3732 Sonoma Court, Nov. 30. 5028 Stewart Ave., Dec. 2. 5412 Ravenna St., Nov. 28. 5729 Montgomery Road, No. 10, Nov. 29. 5796 Pandora Ave., Nov. 25. 867 Zan Court, Nov. 30.

Felonious assault

5810 Madison Road, Nov. 29.


5009 Duck Creek Road, Nov. 30.


1361 Duncan Ave., Nov. 27. 1550 Madison Road, Nov. 27. 1704 Madison Road, Nov. 25. 2747 Moorman Ave., Nov. 29. 2909 Robertson Ave., Nov. 26. 3333 S. Sterling Way, Dec. 1. 3404 Delta Ave., Nov. 27. 3434 Stettinius Ave., Nov. 28. 3614 Edwards Road, Dec. 1. 4100 Rosslyn Drive, Nov. 26. 4162 Sherel Lane, Dec. 1. 4169 Sherel Lane, Dec. 1. 4211 28th St., Nov. 28.

4318 Erie Ave., No. 5, Nov. 26. 4725 Madison Road, Nov. 27. 4761 Madison Road, Nov. 27. 6110 Webbland Place, Nov. 29. 6240 Kellogg Ave., Nov. 26.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Hamilton County sheriff’s deputies patrolling Columbia Township made no arrests and issued no citations.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Residence entered and currency of unknown value removed at 2807 Ridgewood Ave., Nov. 30. Ipod touch, Nintendo DS, currency valued at $400 removed from residence at 6523 Crestridge Circle, Nov. 30. Attempt made at 2979 Ridgewood Ave., Nov. 30.

Felonious assault

Victim kicked and attacked at 6817 Grace, Nov. 22.

Identity theft

$3,200 taken through deceptive at 6516 Ridge Circle, Nov. 27.


Vehicle window smashed and laptop, cameras valued at $2,100 removed at 3340 Holland Ave., Nov. 19.



Rebecca I. Hopper, 28, 2044 Maple Ave., complicity to theft, Nov. 27. Scott Lawson, 33, 70 S. Terrace, complicity to theft, Nov. 27. Samuel Bryant, 20, 20 S. Terrace, theft, Nov. 27. Javonna R. Saddler, 20, 5652 Viewpointe Drive, driving under suspension, Nov. 27. Kiara D. Taylor, 21, 5480 Glengate Lane, driving under suspension, Nov. 28. Todd Pelgen, 35, 3973 Marburg Ave., theft, Nov. 30. Molly True, 31, 309 Covert Run, criminal tools, Nov. 30. Juvenile, complicity, Nov. 27. Juvenile, complicity, Nov. 27. Donte R. Swain, 22, 10098 Daycrest Drive, drug abuse, Nov. 29. Douglas Malloy, 20, 48 Honeysuckle Drive, complicity, criminal trespass, Dec. 1. Rebecka R. Rideout, 20, 4811 Tealtown Road, complicity, Dec. 1. Clara Cornes, 30, 5920 Kellogg Ave.,



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. • Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 6833444. • Fairfax: Rick Patterson, chief, 271-7250. • Mariemont: Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089. • Terrace Park: Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280. attempted misuse of credit card, Dec. 1. Irma Isbel, 42, 3077 Sidney Ave., wrongful entrustment, Dec. 2.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Merchandise taken from Walmart; $316 at Red Bank Road, Nov. 27. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $26 at Red Bank Road, Nov. 30.



Carl Sanderson, 25, 243 Redbird, drug possession, Nov. 22. Emily Frishkorn, 31, 3860 Belmont, domestic violence, Nov. 28. Christian Herman, 29, 339 Ludlow, felonious assault, Nov. 6.

Incidents/investigations Felonious assault

Female was assaulted at 6990 Grace Ave., Nov. 6.



Brian Kranitzky, 20, 192 East Lane, disorderly conduct, underage consumption, Nov. 24. Brandy R. Cason, 24, 5464 Karen Ave., driving under influence, Nov. 25.

Incidents/investigations Road rage

Female reported this offense at area of Park Avenue, Dec. 1.



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Architecture firm Drawing Dept won many awards at the 14th annual Cincinnati Design Awards Nov. 11 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel. Drawing Dept won two awards in the “Built Work” category, a Merit Award for Brazee Street Studios and an Honor Award for Forge Lumber’s Newtown location. The company also received the Cincinnati Magazine Outdoor Living Award for the Creekside Grotto at a private residence in Cincinnati as well as a Distinguished Detail Award for the Reclaimed Teak Sunscreen designed for a private residence in Cincinnati. Drawing Dept is located in Oakley.

Career moves

LEGAL NOTICE Stoyan T. Ivanov, Plaintiff v. Edith Wright, Defendant Upon motion of plaintiff for an order directing Edith Wright, the defendant herein, to appear, plead or answer, in accordance Mass.R.Civ.P/Mass.R.Dom.Rel.P, with Rule 4, it appearing to the Court that this is an action for divorce. Pursuant to Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411, an Automatic Restraining Order has been entered against the above named parties, and that the said defendant cannot be found within the Commonwealth and that his/her present whereabouts are unknown; that personal service on said defendant is therefore not practiceable, and that said defendant has not voluntarily appeared in this action: It is Ordered that said defendant is directed to appear, plead, answer or otherwise move with respect to the complaint herein on or before the 10th day of February, 2011. If you fail to do so this court will proceed to a hearing and adjudication of this matter. 3052077/1001608359

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Jamey Meehan has joined Sibcy Cline Hyde Park office as a residential sales associate. Prior to beginning his real estate career, Meehan had more than 14 years of marketing, sales, producing and broadcasting experience in the radio industry. He is a graduate of the Ohio Center for Broadcasting and studied broadcasting at Northern Kentucky University and Morehead State University. Meehan of Anderson Township is also a member of the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors as well as the Ohio and National Associations of Realtors.

dunnhumbyUSA has promoted Mehul Shah of Oakley to senior associate.

He will be responsible for developing and designing software tools that meet business requirements.

Fifth Third Bancorp’s board of directors has promoted Ginger Kelly to senior vice president. Kelly serves as chief administrative officer for Fifth Third Securities, responsible for project management and process improvement initiatives. Kelly joined Fifth Third in July of 1990 as a bank associate. She joined Fifth Third Securities in 1993 and held positions as investment executive, director of Training and Development, sales manager and senior sales manager before moving to her current role in November 2008. Kelly, who also serves as a board member for the Wellness Community, lives in Mariemont with her husband, Brian, and two children.

Practice recognized

All Queen City Physicians Internal Medicine practice locations, including its Hyde Park facility, recently were recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for achieving the highest status attainable for Physician Practice Connections Patient Centered Medical Home. The recognition means that all the practices have met or exceeded every performance standard measured by the National Committee for Quality Assurance to assess whether physician practices are functioning as Medical Homes.


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