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Newtown officials are trying to decide what to do with this wooly mammoth tusk.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Newtown mulls future of a tusk By Jeanne Houck

NEWTOWN — The village has a problem of the prehistoric sort. There are a number of Native American artifacts and reproductions in the American Indian Education Center that Newtown recently opened in the village’s new town hall at 3537 Church St. But it’s a wooly mammoth tusk that’s long been displayed in the old town hall across the street at 3536 Church St. that is causing a fossil fuss. The 7-foot-3-inch tusk was donated to Newtown after it was found in Camp Dennison in



1967. “It has been in our display case for years,” said Village Councilman Chuck Short. “We may have the Cincinnati Museum Center do something to help preserve it and then put it in a different case.” The reason? “The case is not museumquality,” said Councilman Joe Harten.

“So we are discussing whether to have the Cincinnati Museum Center conserve it properly, and if so, what should be done with it afterwards. “It probably would not survive moving to the new building without some conservation work and it might not survive very much longer in its current case,” Harten said. “So something needs to be done.” The Cincinnati Museum Center helped Newtown research and put together six display cases in council chambers at the new town hall to showcase artifacts – some on loan See TUSK, Page A2


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A request by Verizon Wireless to construct a cell phone tower in the Mt. Washington business district was denied. The Mt. Washington Community Council had objected to the potential installation of another cell phone tower in the community. A cell tower, shown in this picture, is currently located at 2249 Beechmont Ave. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Cellphone tower in Mt. Washington denied By Forrest Sellers

MT. WASHINGTON — A request to build a cellphone tower in Mt. Washington has been denied. Verizon Wireless had submitted a plan to construct a 160-foot tall cellphone tower at 2115 Beechmont Ave. The tower would be in the business district by Tom Roth Place. According to a report filed by the The Cincinnati Zoning Hearing Examiner, Verizon did not “demonstrate” why it could not use a pre-existing cellphone tower in the business district. Additionally, the report said the proposed tower did not incorporate a design “that is least intrusive for the area.” Use of the pre-existing tower located by the Dairy Mart at 2249 Beechmont Ave. had been recommended by Mt. Washington Community Council members who attended the Jan. 8 zoning hearing. They also cited the results from a 2010 zoning case involving a request to build a 150-foot tall tower in Pleasant Ridge. Construction of the tower was denied. The council members said a number of the conditions in the case were similar to those in Mt. Washington such as the aesthetic impact the tower would have on the surrounding community. The decision was welcomed by recently elected council board member Sue Doucleff, who attended the zoning hearing. “This is good news for the

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community,” said Doucleff. “This proves what can happen when you do your homework and Doucleff present a logical and legallybased argument.” Doucleff said that while Verizon mounted a strong case the council members did as well. “Verizon did not prove (it) had investigated all co-location possibilities,” she said. The cellphone tower was a discussion topic during the Jan. 15 Mt. Washington Community Council meeting. Council was considering its options in the event the tower was approved. The council board was leaning toward appealing the decision if necessary. However, legal and filing costs had been a concern among some of the members. Jo Ann Kavanaugh, a former board member of the Mt. Washington Community Council who also attended the hearing, said even though the tower would not have been in a prominent location, it would still be in full view of anybody driving or walking through Mt. Washington. Kavanaugh, though, felt the matter may resurface. “There is a window in which Verizon can appeal (the decision) so we will have to wait and see,” she said. Representatives for Verizon Wireless were unable to be reached for comment.

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Anderson Twp. considering a motto By Lisa Wakeland

Is there a phrase that perfectly describes Anderson Township? How about “Greener than Green?” Anderson was, after all, Ohio’s first township to implement a program dedicated to preserving greenspace. Anderson Township, like many communities, doesn’t have a motto or slogan, but many others have adopted them. Batavia’s is, “Historic Past, Bright Future.” Alexandria, Ky., is the place “Where the City Meets the Country,” and Blue Ash wants to “Aspire. Achieve. Advance.” Resident Dr. John Wehby said it’s about time for Anderson Township to have a slogan, and he’s the one who offered “Greener than Green.” “When you’re called a township rather than a city, I think you lose recognition a little bit,” he said. “I think Anderson Township deserves to have a slogan. I think it

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will bring some prestige.” Resident Mary Bare was a bit surprised when she learned Anderson Township didn’t have a slogan. Bare liked “Greener than Green” and said even if it wasn’t that, having a township motto is a good idea. “It would help attract people,” she said. “It does for other places.” Margaret Kuebler was also unaware that Anderson Township didn’t have a slogan. She agrees it might help attract more people to the community, which could boost property values. Kuebler likes Wehby’s suggestion but said, “I think it should also focus on the public schools.” Almost every company or association has some phrase that provides recognition to a broad base, Wehby said, and he thinks this would help make Anderson Township more visible to those outside the immediate community. “It’s an outstanding township, it’s run very

Anderson Township has more than 700 acres of protected greenspace that will remain in a natural state. Because of this, and it being the first Ohio township with a dedicated greenspace program, resident Dr. John Wehby suggested “Greener than Green” as a new motto for Anderson Township. PROVIDED

well and the quality of living is very good,” he said. “I think that (having a slogan is) way overdue.” But resident Jim Coop said he’s not sure the township needs a slogan

or motto. “It doesn’t seem like it’d help much,” he said. If officials want to adopt one Coop said they should “make it a contest” and ask for suggestions.

Vickie Laumann said she’s indifferent about having an Anderson Township slogan. Laumann likes “Greener than Green,” but she also said the township should seek

Stonekry Resale Books closes its doors By Lisa Wakeland

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ship bookstore, 8523 Beechmont Ave., closed its doors Saturday, Jan.18. “It’s sad we won’t have the one-on-one with the families who would come in … because it did become that neighborhood gathering place,” said Krista Bastin, who started the store in 2011 with her then-husband, Troy. “Many (customers) became friends and part of the family. It’s up to God what the next direction is.” Stonekry started as a band and evolved into a nonprofit organization before the bookstore opened. Bastin said her stepson, Caleb, who has autism and is now 13, inspired them to start the retail shop as a way to help increase autism awareness. “There are so many families being affected by autism, and we thought having a safe place that was family and special needs friendly with resources for people to come get was probably the best way to accomplish that,” Bastin said of why they opened the bookstore. It was a difficult deci-

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Krista and Troy Bastin, back right and center, shortly before opening Stonekry, a new resale book shop in Anderson Township. Their children, Caleb, front left, Emily and Shaylin, as well as volunteer Ross Furtwengler, back left, helped sort books and stock shelves. FILE PHOTO

sion to close, but Bastin said she’s glad they were able to make a difference. Many people came to the store and shared personal stories about how autism touched their lives or asked questions about all aspects of autism spectrum disorder. “Seeing the progress we’ve made in the understanding and the awareness is incredible,” Bastin said. And many Stonekry patrons showed an outpouring of support on

Facebook, after a note was posted about the store’s closing. “This is sad news for many of us,” wrote Mimi Sinclair. “Thank you for all of your time and efforts in creating the special place that was Stonekry.” Anna Kitaevich Naberhaus said Stonekry has touched many people and the nonprofit will continue to have strong support.

from the center and some reproductions left by prehistoric Native Americans who lived in the Little Miami River Valley. Robert Genheimer, curator of archeology at the Cincinnati Museum Center, said at the opening of the “Newtown Municipal Center/American Indian Education Center” last November that Newtown has a lot of valuable excavation sites because the village sits in a large valley with high, flat terraces above flood level. Newtown renovated a building that had been a church and then a firehouse into a new town hall after the village outgrew its old quarters. For now, the police department remains in the old town hall. The department soon will take over more space in the building.

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Anderson senior earns perfect score on ACT

Rebecca Tian recently joined a select group of students in the Forest Hills School District when she earned a perfect score on her ACT - 36. The Anderson High School senior secured her perfect score on her first try at thetest. She said she was both surprised and pleased by her score. “I did not expect to get a perfect score,” she said. “I felt pretty confident that I scored a 34 or a 35.”

Rebecca attributes the grade to a combination of things including: great support from her parents (Binyu Tian and Mengmeng Jiang); the Tian culmination of her studies over the years, the positive influence of her teachers from kindergarten to now, and preparation.

For three months prior to the test, Rebecca adhered to a steady ACT preparation regime prescribed by her parents. Beginning three months prior to her ACT testing date Rebecca began taking practice tests. She took one test per week for two months, then one month out increased to two practice tests per week. While many have asked Rebecca about her future plans for college, the answer is not easy.

Her interests are many so narrowing down her focus is proving to be a challenge. At this point, her options are open for both her major and where she will continue her education after high school. As she ponders her future educational options, she’s also very invested in enjoying her senior year of high school. Rebecca will continue to work hard as a student and is looking forward to participating in as

many after-school activities as time will allow. One such focus will be theater. She’s hopeful of taking a leadership role behind the scenes. She’s also interested in school clubs. In the past she’s enjoyed an art club and cooking club. In addition, she has been involved with Academic Quiz Team, orchestra (viola), Latin Club, National Honor Society and more.


The Ursuline Dance Team performed in 2014 Sugar Bowl. THANKS TO SALLY NEIDHARD

Ursuline Dance Team performs at the Sugar Bowl and wins the Spirit Award The Ursuline Dance Team participated in the 2014 Sugar Bowl Halftime Show and received the 2014 Sugar Bowl Spirit Award. Twenty-eight Ursuline students and one alumna performed in the Sugar Bowl halftime show. The 700 performers for the show were made up of 48 teams representing 23 states. The Sugar Bowl Spirit Award is the only team award given. It is presented to the team which best embodies the definition of sportsmanship by positively representing their school and showing an overall enthusiasm and respect for the performing arts at the Allstate Sugar Bowl. “We are very proud of the young women on our dance team,” Diane Redmond, Ursu-

line athletic director, said. “It is a great accomplishment to participate in this event, and to be recognized with the Spirit Award is a testament to their hard work and positive attitudes. They’re a great representation of Ursuline values.” The Ursuline Dance Team is led by head coach Brenda Elmore of Loveland and assistant coach Stacey Lesher. The students who participated in the Sugar Bowl are: Erica Behrens ’15 of Anderson Township, Danielle Brinkmann ’16 of Liberty Township, Lindsey Clemmons ’16 of Maineville, Amelia Dahm ’16 of Mason, Kate Debbane ’17 of Hamilton, Monica Dornoff ’16 of Sharonville, Danielle Driscoll ’15 of West Chester Township, Tiffany Elmore ’15 of Loveland,

Hanna Geisler ’14 of Indian Hill, Maria Geisler ’15 of Indian Hill, Maddie George ’16 of Mason, Alden Gerstner ’16 of West Chester Township, Lauren Grafton ’16 of Montgomery, Grace Hellmann ’16 of Hyde Park, Lily Hofstetter ’16 of Hyde Park, Maddie Johnson ’14 of Liberty Township, Katie MacVittie ’17 of Montgomery, Megan McShane ’16 of Mason, Becca Mefford ’15 of Amelia, Angie Pan ’13 of Evendale, Chrissy Pan ’15 of Evendale, Madi Rinaldi ’16 of Blue Ash, Elysia Ruiz ’16 of Mason, Melani Seilkop ’17 of Fairfield, Audrey Seminara ’15 of Mason, Macy Sigward ’16 of Mason, Maria Ventura ’16 of Mason, Emma Vickers ’15 of Loveland, and Jennifer Welch ’15 of Blue Ash.

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McNicholas High School junior Greg Kent dishes off during a 72-37 home win against Seven Hills Jan. 14. Kent leads the Greater Catholic League Coed in assists. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

McNicholas junior guard’s deep into distribution By Mark D. Motz

MT. WASHINGTON — Take heart. Children do listen to their parents. Greg Kent lifted his right arm - elbow cocked, wrist bent forward - and proved it. “My dad taught me that, to goose neck it, to follow through,” Kent said of his earliest basketball memories. “I started playing at the YMCA when I was 4 or 5 and my dad was my coach.” A dozen years later the Anderson Township resident and Immaculate Heart of Mary alumnus is a junior point guard at McNicholas High School in his first season starting for the Rockets. While he was taught to shoot as a tyke, Kent is making a name for himself as a passer. He leads the Greater Catholic League Coed in assists at 4.6 per game, including a season high nine in a league game against Hamilton Badin Jan. 10. “I’m looking to pass,” Kent said. “As a point guard I’m looking to get my teammates involved as much as possible. “When I’m driving I always look for somebody to get the ball to. When they collapse, I can kick it outside. When they come out on me, I look to the post. If they don’t do anything, then I can go to the basket.” Head coach Tim Monahan said that’s impressive early in his varsity career. “We knew he could be a very special player. It’s been nice to have a point guard who distributes like he does, but he can score and he can defend, too. “He’s got those big shoulders and he’s physical. He uses his body well. He can get to the rim, but he can shoot the three, too, if we need him to do that. We stress patience and he usually makes pretty good decisions with the ball.” Kent – who also pitches and plays outfield for the McNick baseball team – said his favorite basketball memory was winning a CYO city title as an IHM fourth-grader. On the highschool level, he hit a half-court shot as a garbage-time sub in a losing effort against Taft as a sophomore, but believes better memories lie ahead. Heading in to the second half of the basketball season, he’s learned a few lessons from McNick’s three losses. “When things get tough you have to keep your composure,” he said. “If I’m not in control,

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Turpin head wrestling coach Kyle Georg reacts with a fist pump as Nick Robinson pins David Hurd of Anderson for a 138-pound victory in the King of the Hill wrestling meet Jan. 15 at McNicholas. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Redskins win King of Hill By Mark D. Motz


Tuck would be proud. Not only did several members of the Anderson High School wrestling team imitate his signature tonsure for the 35th annual King of the Hill meet, they also took their sixth consecutive crown in the neighborhood rivalry Jan. 15. OK, truth be told, Redskin wrestlers were more interested in celebrating assistant coach Tim Allen than fictional friars. Allen remains the only coach to win King of the Hill titles at Anderson, McNicholas and Turpin. His androgenic alopecia provided the inspiration for the squad – who normally rock Mohawks for the King of the Hill – to try a different haircut in 2014. While the look might have been bad – check that, the look was bad - the resultant wrestling was not. Anderson took 10 of the 13 contested weight classes on its way to a 60-12 win over Turpin

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and a 63-9 victory over host McNick. The Spartans beat McNick 45-12 to take second place. “It doesn’t get old,” head coach Luke Cripe said of winning six in a row. “We’ve got a good group of kids who are working really hard. We were in a few situations that could have gone either way tonight and our guys found a way to win. “I have to credit our coaches there. We have an incredible staff and they do a great job getting us ready for every meet, but especially this one. “Our kids know about the history of the King of the Hill. We make a point of letting them know about that. There aren’t many events like this that have lasted as long as this one. We’re proud of how well See WRESTLE, Page A5

McNicholas High School senior Tyler Gumbert earns the first of two pins at 182 pounds during the King of the Hill meet Jan. 15 at McNick. Gumbert was the Rockets’ only individual champ in the meet, here shown knocking off Turpin’s Scott Strong. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Anderson senior A.J. Penley sets up McNicholas High School senior Ty Jabin during a 145-pound wrestling match at the King of the Hill meet Jan. 15. Penley earned two first-round pins to take his weight class title and help the Redskins to the team championship, beating McNick 63-9 and Turpin 60-12. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Mark D. Motz and Scott Springer

Boys basketball

» Anderson won its first Eastern Cincinnati Conference game of the season, beating Loveland 40-39 as Blake White led the team with 11 points Jan. 14. The Redskins lost 68-36 at Milford Jan. 17, dropping to 4-9 (1-6 ECC) » McNicholas High School beat Seven Hills 72-37 Jan. 14; Danny Byrne scored 20 on 8-11 shooting to lead the Rockets. The Stingers dropped to 3-5.

» Turpin beat Milford 75-65 at home Jan. 14 behind 22 points from Zach McCormick. The Spartans beat Glen Este 65-53 on the road Jan. 17 as McCormick scored 26. Turpin leveled its record at 6-6, (6-2 ECC). » Miami Valley Christian Academy beat Riverview East 65-54 on Jan. 14. Sophomore Bransen Vilardo had 18 points. MVCA defeated Hillcrest 83-52 on Jan. 18. Junior Malique Ward had 30 points. » Walnut Hills beat Glen Este 66-43 on Jan. 14. Senior Andrew Finley had 17 points.

Girls basketball

» Anderson edged Hughes 41-39 on the road Jan. 11 as Kelly Frey scored 11 and Kelsey Herbert had 10. The Redskins beat Loveland at home Jan. 15, 50-35. Madison Temple scored 20 to lead Anderson, which improved to 11-4 (6-2 ECC). » McNicholas lost 5937 at Mercy Jan. 11, but bounced back with a 58-29 road victory at Chaminade Julienne Jan. 15. Hannah Taylor scored 13 and Payton Ramey added 10 to lead the Rockets, who improved to 10-5 (5-1 GGCL Co-Ed). » Turpin beat Milford

48-40 on the road Jan. 15. Megan Christopher (12), Mackenzie Campbell (11) and Kelci Calder (10) led the scoring as the Spartans improved to 8-5 (5-2 ECC). » Miami Valley Christian Academy drained Riverview East 48-13 on Jan. 14. Michelle Lee led with 17 points. MVCA beat Immaculate Conception 30-15 on Jan. 17. Devin Lee led the Lady Lions with 14 points. » Walnut Hills beat Kings 53-42 on Jan. 18. Junior Amber Wilks had 18 points.


» » The Anderson boys

beat Walnut Hills 2,7422,576 behind Mitchell Hehn’s 477 series Jan. 14 and rolled the Eagles 2,567-2,350 Jan. 15 as Hehn rolled a 468 helping the Redskins improve to 10-2 (9-2 ECC). The Anderson girls beat Walnut Hills 1,766-1,704 Jan. 13 and knocked off the Eagles again Jan. 15 by a score of 1,898-1,813. Rockelle Ober rolled a 325 series in the first match and Lauren Brogan scored the same in the second to lead the Redskins. » McNicholas lost 2,505-2,240 against the Glen Este boys Jan. 15; Mathew Massie rolled a 403 series for the Rockets.

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my team can’t be in control.” The Rockets were eighth in the Jan. 13 Enquirer Division II-IV coaches poll and owned a 7-3 record following a 72-37 home win over Seven Hills Jan. 14. Monahan is mostly happy with the progress of his team. While returning senior Danny Byrne leads the team in scoring and classmate Brian Corpuz is a strong inside presence off the bench, most of the squad is new to the varsity game. “A lot of teams key on Danny, but with Greg and with the other juniors shooting so well, they’re making that harder to do,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of

Twin sisters Alexis and Kaitlynn Kiehl of Mt. Washington have committed to the University of Dayton women’s soccer team, according to the University of Dayton. Both graduated early from Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati and will enroll in classes at UD this 2014 spring semester. “We are thrilled to announce that Alexis and Kaitlynn Kiehl are joining our soccer family! They are exceptionally talented players who have shown the commitment and ability to play at the highest levels,” UD head coach Mike Tucker said. “Both are creative, skillful players with great athleticism. Being able to join the squad for the spring gives them a great start towards becoming key players next fall.” Alexis was named AllOhio Second Team and first team all-conference her senior season, as well as All-Area Southwest. She is a three-time all-conference selection. “Alexis will contribute as an attacker, where her speed, quickness and finishing abilities will enable her excel immediately,” said Tucker. Kaitlynn is a two-time All-Area Southwest selection, and three-time allconference honoree, including first-team acco-

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we’ve done in it.” Seniors Quinn Hoenie (152) and Nick Robinson (138) won individually for Turpin. Hoenie is a repeat champ. “I’m really glad I get to end my King of the Hill career with fourstraight pins,” he said. Spartans head coach Kyle Georg enjoyed his first King of the Hill experience. “Against McNick we came out with a lot of energy,” he said. “We knew we were giving up 24 points (in forfeitures) against Anderson, and we lost some close matches, but I knew we could get a couple pins and we did that. “I like this. When it comes to rivalry wrestling, this is great. We should be doing more things like this to get this community excited about wrestling. This is really good for Forest

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Kaitlynn Kiehl awaits a throw-in during the Lady Eagles game with St. Ursula. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

» The Turpin girls finished fourth in the ECC/ SWOC Tournament Jan. 11. The Spartans then dropped a pair of matches against Loveland Jan. 13 and 16, falling 2146-2054 and 2,211-1,897, respectively. High series for Turpin Jan. 13 belonged to Monica Bosse (312), while Madison Gillespie rolled a 377 Jan. 16. Turpin dropped to 8-6 (4-5 ECC).


» Anderson won its sixth straight King of the Hill championship, beating Turpin 60-12 and McNicholas 63-9 Jan. 15 at McNicholas.

guys who have stepped up. Our motto this year is ‘earned, not given’ and we chart everything in practice and show them how they can earn the chance to play. They’ve responded to that. Our goal is just getting better every game.”

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lades in 2012 and 2013. “Kaitlynn’s outstanding touch and feel for the game allow her to play anywhere in the midfield or in the defensive third,” said Tucker. The Kiehl twins were both named to the Class of 2014 Girls IMG Academy 150 Player Pool. Their club team has been State Cup champion four times (2013, 2012, 2009, 2007). Dayton is coming off a season in which it finished with a 14-5-2 overall record and 7-1 mark in Atlantic 10 play to claim the Regular Season title - the 11th in program history. Hills.” Senior Tyler Gumbert (182) was the lone McNick champ, posting a pair of pins. “I wish the team had done better as a whole, but I was happy with how I wrestled,” he said. “I was working with my coaches day in and day out and it paid off tonight. “(King of the Hill) means something to everybody here. Guys come back from five, 10, 15 years ago because it means something to them. It has history behind it and you don’t have that in every meet.” Rockets head coach Craig Moore was disappointed in the results but pleased with the night. “It’s a great event and the other coaches agree,” he said. “Win, lose, it really doesn’t matter when it brings the whole community together like this. It’s very good for our sport.”

Walnut Hills senior Alexis Kiehl moves with the ball against St. Ursula in the Division I regional semifinal last October.SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS


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Why isn’t dance in Anderson Twp.?

The Anderson Parks popular Daddy Daughter Dance is coming up on Feb. 7 and 8. Accordingly, I prepare to answer the frequently asked question associated with this delightful program… why isn’t the Dance in Anderson Township? The short answer is because currently there is no facility in Anderson that can feasibly accommodate this Valentine event. In recent years, the Ballroom at Northern Kentucky University (“NKU”) has been the closest, nicest, most affordable, and available facility capable of hosting our 1,200 guests over two nights. The long answer is that Anderson Township needs a recreational facility upgrade. Lacking gym/event space has

been an issue for the Anderson Parks since we started our first youth sports program in 1983 with thirty girls in a Ken basketball Kushner COMMUNITY PRESS league. We have GUEST COLUMNIST since grown to offer decades of basketball and volleyball for girls and boys; summer camps; events including Santa’s Workshop, Mother Son Dance, Jr. High Park Parties; adult leagues and classes; and much more, seven days a week. We’ve always made the best of what we’ve had to work with

and we are proud of our resourcefulness. We are grateful for our community partners who enable us to function by renting us their facilities, including: the Forest Hills School District; Beech Acres Parenting Center; Anderson Senior Center; and area churches. The Anderson Township Park District is working on a plan to add a recreation facility in Anderson. We are talking just the basics: multiuse court/ event space and a walking trail, bringing indoors the best of what we do outdoors. No pools, no fitness equipment, just what we know we need from our 10 years of experience leasing the RecPlex and nearly 40 years of being in the active recreation business.

Why do you upgrade a community? To keep it relevant. So people will choose Anderson Township over other communities to buy a home or locate their business. Adults want programs and leagues, too, and today’s seniors are more active far later into life than ever before. It’s time to take our community’s facilities lid off so our programming can grow to serve the year-round recreational needs of residents of all ages. Clean, neat, and safe recreation facilities add value to a community. The economic impact our Daddy Daughter Dance has on the area is extensive, even when held at NKU. Area florists, shoe stores, restaurants, and salons con-

Thanks to all of those who helped us in our time of need I would like to express my gratitude to all the kind and empathetic people that offered their help in our time of need. Thank you for your support. Your prayers made a difference. I truly believe that they saved Victor a lot of suffering. (After some uncertainty, Dr. Jackoboff decided that a facial graft is not needed). Your warm, caring, uplifting words of encouragement made a difference. They gave me strength when I needed it most. Your generosity made a difference. Your practical help will go a long way in helping us

to get back on our feet. Your love made a difference. You all were pulling up for us. I felt that my pain was shared with many and therefore it did not cut so deeply. I’ve lived in several countries and in many places but I never felt more at home than here in Cincinnati... You, the people that embraced us and stood by us in our days of trials, the people that give us their help and their love when I needed them most, make Cincinnati my home. As they say - “Your home is where your heart is.” My heart is and will always be here in

firm our event date each year so they are prepared for the frenzy for patent leathers, tights, dry cleaning, boutonnieres and corsages, hair and nail services, dresses, dinner, and ice cream. Our vision is to have the indoor space to run more leagues and programs for our residents and to one day hold our Daddy Daughter Dance in Anderson Township. Until then, Northern Kentucky will likely continue to be the home of this event tradition, a highlight of the year for many area dads and daughters, including my daughter and me. Ken Kushner is executive director of the Anderson Township Park District.


Elena Nikolova and her son, Victor Peytchev, were both injured when their Anderson Township home caught fire on Thanksgiving night. PROVIDED

Cincinnati. Thank you for making this possible. Elena and Victor P.S. Victor is healing well and is back to school. I am already in the process of rebuilding our home. We feel comfortable with our temporary accommodation. Life is slowly

getting back to normal. We already make plans for the future. Elena Nikolova is a resident of Anderson Township. She and her son, Victor Peytchev, were both injured when their Anderson Township home caught fire on Thanksgiving night.

Meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month, at the administration building, 7550 Forest Road. Phone: 231-3600. Board members Julie Bissinger, Forest Heis, Tony Hemmelgarn, Jim Frooman and Randy Smith. Superintendent Dallas Jackson, ext. 2945; Treasurer Richard Toepfer II, ext. 2963; Director of Curriculum and Instructional Services Natasha Adams; Director of Student Services Betsy Ryan, ext. 2948; Director of Business Operations Ray Johnson, Transportation Supervisor Richard Porter, ext. 2980; Communications Coordinator Sheila Vilvens.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Do you think school officials made the right decision recently by canceling classes because of cold temperature? Why or why not?

“Yes, I work in a school district that has cut busing so students would have to walk two miles to school. Those same students are often underdressed without proper coats, hats, or gloves. Two days without school for safety is not that awful.” K.S.

“I have every confidence in CPS to make the right call. There are so many moving parts in that decision it is wrong to second guess. I know I didn’t want to be out in that dangerously cold weather.” Terry Garvin

“Yes. Some children ride the school bus or walk to school, and it was so cold that within 15 minutes there was a chance for frostbite. Not worth risking injury to have our little ones outside when it is that cold. “Also, older children often are underdressed for the weather, and some may not even have appropriate coats, hats or gloves. I was happy to see that even the universities kept the students inside on those days.” D.P.

“As a school teacher, I hate having snow days because it really messes up what I have

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planned to teach any given week. “However, with our overly paternalistic society in which kids are rarely never made to deal with any personal challenges not on the athletic field, it seemed pretty ridiculous to cancel school because of the polar vortex driving wind chill below zero for two days. “I know there are students who have to wait outside for the bus, walk to school, or walk across big campuses – and this may lead to frostbite; and schools also had problems with burst pipes and boilers not coming on to heat buildings. “It ends up a judgment call; in that case, the school authorities err on the side of caution for students’ perceived safety; and they always will, so they don’t get sued.” TRog

“I don't think kids today are as tough as kids in the old days so I see why they closed the schools.



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“Personally I have a granddaughter in the third grade and I am glad she wasn't out in the this weather. If they miss too many days these days will be added to the end of the year so it is really no big deal.” Dave D.

“Yes, this was the right decision. Most parents, myself included, longed to see the end of Christmas break as the kids were starting to bounce off the walls at home. However, we were approaching record lows. “If frostbite or worse were to occur as kids waited for buses school administrators would have had a heavy burden to shoulder. Make the days up when the weather is better kids first!!” T.B.

“This time I agree with what they did for the sake of the kids. I know there will be a lot of people that will say they had to walk to school in zero degree or less temps., but even back in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s there were schools cancelations. “I'm sure that when the winters of 1977 and 1978 hit their little butts were warm at home because everything closed down. Now don't lie, even the expressways were shut down. “Oh yes, more than 10,000 people claimed that they walked on the Ohio River and more than 100,000 claims that they attended the great 'Freezer Bowl' in a stadium that held

50,000 plus. “Give the kids and teachers a day off for the adverse weather as I'm sure it will not make a big change in the students grade, but I'm sure the teachers will want their pay plus the extra days for the make-up days, if they occur. “My only gripe is – where were the kids when the snow fell and neighbors needed their driveways and walks shoveled. Oh yes, I forgot, our parents bought us an iPad, iPhone, etc. for Christmas so we can sit on our butts and talk to our friends in the warmth of a home by the fireplace.” D.J.

“It was a great idea! Not for only the students, but for the opening and closing doors on school buildings stressing the heating system, less wear and tear on school buses, personal vehicles, and not to mention road conditions.” O.H.R.

“As a 37-year-old I don't think I should be saying back when we were kids...but we did not get school called off because it was cold. (And we went to school during the last -30 freeze out.) Or tomorrow morning it MIGHT snow let's call school at 4 p.m. the day went to school every single day. “We also did not have a minivan caravan at the end of every street to stay warm. You learned to dress appropriately

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for weather and if you stayed home you may have missed a test, things didn't change because of the weather. These kids and people making the decisions need to toughen up.” Angie Nordheim

“This wasn't just 'cold temperature' that arrived in the Tristate, it was severely dangerous for any warm-blooded being to be exposed for even a few minutes. “Having been in the education business for over 30 years, I have witnessed firsthand the countless times large numbers of students arrive to school in the middle of winter not properly dressed for the weather. “The fault of the parents? Sometimes, but children, no matter the age, will wear what they like, what is in fashion, and not what they need to keep from experiencing severe cold and possibly frostbite. Often, those winter hats, coats and gloves will find their way to a backpack, as soon as the parents turn away. “Not everybody can afford to drive their kids to school, not every child has warm enough clothing, so every effort must be made to keep them safe. The schools made the correct decision to close the schools, and surely would have faced lawsuits had any child come to harm because of the inclement weather.”

Forest Hills Journal Editor Eric Spangler, 591-6163 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.






Joe Weinheimer of Western Hills cuts chicken with a special knife and cutting board that attaches to his wheelchair. Weinheimer is in the adult program at Stepping Stones. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER

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tepping Stones will expand its programs for adults with disabilities in the new year as part of the merger of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati with Stepping Stones. The new programming will include computer technology, art programs including painting, weaving and photography, and expanded community exploration outings where adults with disabilities can interact in the community. The expansion is the result of combining resources of both agencies, said Stepping Stones Manager of Adult Services Amanda Kay, of Withamsville. The larger Stepping Stones now has three program locations: Indian Hill, Batavia and the newly renovated United Cerebral Palsy site in Norwood. Stepping Stones and United Cerebral Palsy are both United Way partner agencies and merged in November, recognizing their common mission to serve individuals with a wide range of disabilities. Stepping Stones continues to serve children, teens and adults in day and overnight camps, respites and educational programs at the Indian Hill and Batavia sites. In January, the adult day programs at Indian Hill will move to the Norwood site, where United Cerebral Palsy has conducted a similar program. “This is an exciting move,” said Kay. “The new building is specifically designed for the type of programs we offer. We now have an art studio with lots of natural light and color and space. “We have 14 computer sta-

tions with easy vision keyboards and special adaptations that can adjust the desk height and move or tilt keyboards and screens,” said Kay. The new building also has a kitchen designed for people with mobility challenges and large accessible individual restrooms with special lifts to help people who use wheelchairs or have mobility challenges. In the expanded Adult Services Program, participants can choose from five interest areas: Computer Technology, Art, Continuing Knowledge; Recreation and Community Outings. All individuals participate in Health and Wellness, which includes exercise and nutrition, health education with community health professionals, safety and personal responsibility. Stepping Stones will continue its Adult Services program at the Batavia site. Participants of both programs will have access to the Norwood facility’s amenities. Adult programs run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and are designed to help adults with disabilities build confidence and independence, improve health and fitness, and recognize and celebrate their abilities, said Kay. “Many people go to workshops. We want to be an alternative to a workshop. The fun place, offering recreation and social activities,” Kay said. Some participants come five days a week. Others may split the week between Stepping Stones and a workshop or other activity. “When people come here, I see them light up socially. We

have a laid-back pace that invites people to participate in fun programs,” said Kay. “People who otherwise might feel shy or reserved feel comfortable making relationships. They find their way to fit in.” A key component of every activity is choice. The art program is a dramatic example. “Art is not only a way to communicate and express your feelings,” said Art Program Coordinator Katie Brenner of

Northside. “The whole process is making decisions and choices – what color to use? What do I want on this side? Is it finished? They are in control. So many of the people we serve rely on a lot of other people to do things for them. Here they can make their own decisions,” said Brenner. Some art activities will result in a finished piece, others are about the art experience. “We might put paint in a

salad spinner and see what happens. We’ve taken Matchbox cars and driven them through the paint to create patterns.” Every activity in the Adult Services program expands experience, which builds confidence and independence, said Kay. For more information, visit or contact Amanda Kay, 2214606.

Program Coordinator Katie Brenner, of Northside, left, helps Sherri Gillum of Carthage set up the loom in the art studio at Stepping Stones. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JAN. 23 Art Exhibits repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Classical/modern/ contemporary visual conversation. Works by Jeff ChapmanCrane, Diane and Frank McElwain, Michael Scott and more. Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, New works by living artists, paintings that make perfect holiday gifts. Included are works by Beverly Erschell, Val Gottesman, Chris Griffin-Woods, Ray Hassard, MaryBeth Karaus, Keith Klein, Kate lackman, Jeff Morrow, Cindy Nixon and Sally Schrohenloher. Free. Through Feb. 1. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. Portrait/Portrayal, Noon-8 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Gallery One One. Photo-only exhibition featuring fine art from professional photographers in Cincinnati. Free. Through Feb. 14. 321-0206; Oakley.

Drink Tastings Deep Winter Wines: Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Featuring wine specialist Cliff Roahrig of Bowling Green Beverage, appetizers by Two Chicks Who Cater and music by Tracy Walker. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Burn calories, sculpt your body and have a blast. $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township. Adventure Boot Camp for Women, 5:30-6:30 a.m., McNicholas High School, 6536 Beechmont Ave., For women of all ages and fitness levels to help reach health and fitness goals. $14.95. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Adventure Boot Camp for Women. 407-4665, ext. 112; Mount Washington.


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Understanding and Reducing Your Property Taxes, 6-7 p.m., Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer Co LPA, 3074 Madison Road, Learn more about your property tax bill, the property valuation process and how you may be able to reduce your property taxes. Ages 21 and up. Free. 721-1350. Oakley.

repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. Portrait/Portrayal, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley.

Nature Animal Tales, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Nature-themed stories with the naturalist. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 7:30 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, This captivating tale of romance in turn of the century Sweden follows the amorous adventures of Desiree, a touring actress. When her past and present lovers, and their wives, show up for a weekend in the country; surprising liaisons, passions and a taste of love’s endless possibilities are all brought to light. $18. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Exercise Classes SilverSneakers Flex, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Summerside Woods, 5484 Summerside Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Summerside. Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6-7

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 5:30-7 p.m., Hyde Park Health Center Terrace, 3983 Rosslyn Drive, To support caregivers of

elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Through Nov. 20. 929-4483. Hyde Park.

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

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township. Adventure Boot Camp for Women, 5:30-6:30 a.m., McNicholas High School, $14.95. Registration required. 407-4665, ext. 112; Mount Washington.

Music - Rock The Infinity Ball, 9-11:30 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Guitar driven prog/pop/rock with catchy melodies and dry humor. $5. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Joan, the Girl of Arc, 7-8 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Dramatic world premiere adaptation starts with

Hamilton County Park District is hosting the nature program Winter Tree ID at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Seasongood Nature Center at Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township. Learn how to identify trees in the winter by looking at buds, branches and bark. The program is free, but a vehicle permit is required. Call 521-7275.FILE PHOTO

Joan as a young girl, just starting to examine her own beliefs. As she begins to understand herself and her world, she learns to inspire and lead others. Cincinnati Playhouse Off the Hill production. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25 Art & Craft Classes Look See Do: MATHterpieces, 10-11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Art workshop for children. Look at artwork from the museum’s collection, see how artists incorporate geometry into their compositions and create your own MATHterpiece. Ages 1-4. $5. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Art Exhibits repARTee, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Warm Embrace, Gifts That Last for Generations, 10

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. Portrait/Portrayal, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley.

Education Kid Super Self-Defense, 10 a.m.-noon, Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Children recognize their “super powers” to get away from unsafe situations. Lessons on awareness and self-defense techniques. Grades K-5. $25, $20 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513.

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Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D., 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Preventing Complications. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. 791-0626. Madisonville.

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Rita’s latest goetta recipe features oats cooked in a slow cooker.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD needed 5 cups pinhead oats

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DEATHS Glenn F. Brehm

Glenn F. Brehm, 70, of Anderson Township died Jan. 8. Survived by wife, Evelyn R. Brehm; daughter, Leslie C. (Michael) Karp; mother Verna (nee Hermann) Brehm; brother, Gary (Janet) Brehm; grandchildren Luke and Zoe Karp and nieces Rachael and Paula. Preceded in death by father, Louis Brehm. Memorial gathering was Jan. 14 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Donna A. Drosick

Donna A. Drosick, 53, formerly of Anderson Township died Jan. 6. Survived by children John and Lauren Drosick; parents Edward and Sally (nee Fox) Pacobit; siblings David (Kristi) and Thom-

as (Pam) Pacobit, Sandra (John) Louk and Lisa (Mitchell) Rubin; and four nieces and four nephews. Services were Jan. 11 at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church.

Richard T. Kerr

Richard T. Kerr, 56, of Anderson Township died Jan. 10. Survived by wife, Lisa H. Kerr; children Brittnie and Brandon Kerr; parents William and Margaret (nee Dahlbo) Kerr; sister, Kendra Kerr; and nieces and nephews Carena Townsend, Michael (Andrea) Hooper, Seth Hooper and Reese Lacomb. Services were Jan. 15 at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church.

Marian A. Martin Marian A. Martin, 92, of

Anderson Township died Jan. 9. Survived by children Charles “Dick,” Marlene L. and Ronald A. Martin; grandchildren Rick, Christine, Steven, Gregory, Daisy and Vishva; and two greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Charles M. Martin Jr. and parents Joseph Patrick Murphy and Clara Winterman. Services were Jan. 14 at St. Thomas More Church, Cincinnati.

Mildred L. Moore-Rammel

Mildred L. Moore-Rammel, 86, of Cherry Grove died Dec. 18. Survived by children Patricia (Gary) Switzer, Judy (Wayne) Miracle and Jane (Carl) Mueller; step-children Debi (George) Stevens and Denny (Mickey) Rammel; grandchildren Chris

(Noel) Smith, Mike Miracle, Barb (Don) Tindle, and Melissa (Chris) Speakman; great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Preceded in death by husbands Earl A. Moore and Mike Rammel; and grandchildren Gary A. Switzer and Erin Switzer. Services were Dec. 21 at Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church.

George R. Puening

George R. Puening, 74, of Anderson Township died Jan. 10. Survived by wife, Joan C. Puening; children Teresa, Michael, John (Belinda) Puening, Rita Hill and Margaret (Michael) Venturini; and grandchildren Sydney Hill, Jovie Puening and Charlotte Venturini. Preceded in death by parents George J. Puening and Mary Collins. Services were Jan. 16 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Anderson Township.

Robert L. Sandmann




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burn; siblings Sally Beyersdoerfer, Linda Sexton, Norman and Lentil Insko Jr. Services were Jan. 11 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Jack D. Schuster

Jack D. Schuster, 79, of Anderson Township died Jan. 5. He was a US Navy veteran of Korea. Survived by friends Helen Maddux and Barbara and Gene Botts. Preceded in death by parents William H. Schuster and Mary Faris. Services were Jan. 10 at Baltimore Pike Cemetery, Cincinnati.

Janet Elizabeth Ann Thall

Janet Elizabeth Ann “Nanny” Thall, 76, of Anderson Township died Jan. 12. Survived by ex-husband, Richard (Norma); children Larry (Holly), Rickelle and Teri; grandchildren Britney (Caleb), Brandon (Christy), Dillon (Karie), Lindsey (Ryan), Cody and Austin (Candi) Lexi (Andrew) and Blake (Ximena); and great-grandchildren Kiersin, Gracie, Hannah, Caden, Lily, Jaxson and Madison. Preceded in death by child, Deron; and parents Reginald Cross and Lillian Wheeler. Services were Jan. 15 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

George P. Smith

George P. Smith, 92, of Mount Washington died Jan. 4. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by step-child T. Jayne (J. Howard) Workman; granddaughter, Kimberly Workman; and great-grandchildren Leah (Ian) Schneider and Sarah (Mike) McKinney. Preceded in death by parents George Smith and Sylvia Hassan; and siblings Elmer, Donald (Myra) Smith and Mildred Hewitt. Services were Jan. 11 at Faith Christian Fellowship Church, Cincinnati.

Ruth T. Tone

Ruth T. Tone, 82, formerly of Anderson Township died Jan. 5. Survived by son, Herbert L. Tone; and siblings John and Tom (late Theresa) Denney. Preceded in death by husband, Herbert Tone; parents John S. Denney and Mary Etta Roberts; and siblings Opal, Everett, Ray, Harold Denney, Sue Delk, Jean Mountcastle and Irene Paganelli. Services were Jan. 10 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Annette F. Sturgeon

Annette F. Sturgeon, 89, of Anderson Township died Jan. 8. Survived by husband, Earl Sturgeon; children Paul (Karen) and Denise Sturgeon; siblings Marilyn Galloway, Joyce Estep, Larry, Melvin and Johnny Insko, and Ruth Sanders; and grandchildren Rachel, Minea, Carissa and Morgan. Preceded in death by parents Lentil Insko and Albera Pang-

Nicole Marie Way

Nicole Marie “Niki” Way, 40, of Anderson Township died Jan. 10. Survived by parents Chadwick and Mary (nee deSostoa) Way; siblings Amy (Brandon) Starkoff and Kari Way; aunt of Nan and Matty Starkhoff; aunts and uncles Vicki (Lorand) Reich, Carmen Westerfield and Vincent (Linda) deSostoa; and best friend, Shea Lawrence. Services were Jan. 15 at St. John Fisher Church.


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Forest hills journal 012214  
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