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Native American artifact returns By Lisa Wakeland

An important piece of Native American history has returned to Anderson Township. A plaster cast of the Turpin frog, as it has come to be known, is now on display in the Anderson Center’s History Room, 7850 Five Mile Road. “It’s a very early artwork that was found in this area, (and) it was used as a smoking pipe,” Township Administrator Vicky Earhart said of the oversized bullfrog. The Turpin family found the original stone pipe in an American Indian mound on their

property in northwestern area of the township near state Route 32, said Janet Heywood, research chairwoman for the Anderson Township Historical Society. It stayed in the family for years, and the plaster casts were made in the early 1900s. But by the middle of the 20th century, scientist feared the original stone pipe was lost, Heywood said. It was later found in a private archeological collection, she said. The original is now housed at the Cincinnati Museum Center, which donated the plaster cast of the frog pipe to Anderson Township.

“It’s one of the biggest effigy pipes found in the area,” said Heywood. “It’s very impressive and now it’s come home to Anderson Township.” Because of its flat base and size — the original weighs about 3.5 pounds — the Turpin frog was likely a ceremonial piece, Heywood said. It has a hole carved in the top and another one in the rear for the pipe piece, and it’s estimated to be between 400 and 600 years old. This piece joins a handful of others from the Native American mound-building cultures who lived along the Little Miami River from about 1,000 B.C. to the mid-17th century.

“The importance of this site is underscored by the fact that many of the items are held at the Cincinnati Museum Center or the Peabody Museum (at Harvard University),” Earhart said. “They have a tremendous amount of artifacts from Anderson Township.” The history room also has a new special exhibit, “Anderson on the Move: Horses, Trains, Trucks and Cars.” It features dozens of photographs from the Anderson Township Historical Society’s collections. The history room is open 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays; 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays.

A plaster cast of the Turpin frog pipe, donated to Anderson Township by the Cincinnati Museum Center, is now on display in the history room. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Access road agreement OK’d By Lisa Wakeland


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Local businesses and government officials have reached an agreement on access issues surrounding a new continuous flow intersection at Beechmont Avenue and Five Mile Road. The joint project between Hamilton County and Anderson Township aims to reduce accidents and improve traffic flow at the heavily traveled Beechmont Avenue and Five Mile Road intersection. Construction on the $3.1 million project is scheduled to begin later this year. Property owners on the southeast side of the intersection had expressed concerns about the new intersection configuration blocking access and impacting the businesses in that stretch of Five Mile Road. After more than a year of negotiations, county and township officials reached an agreement with the businesses to build an access drive connecting the handful of businesses in the southeast corner of the intersection, said Assistant Township Administrator Steve Sievers. This access road would function similarly to Fehl Lane on the southwest corner of the intersection and run from Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine to the Anderson Health Plaza, Sievers said. “It’s a dedicated driveway so (businesses) get access to the signal at Wellington or out to Beechmont, and it won’t cut any of the properties off when the

Hamilton County and Anderson Township plan to build a continuous flow intersection at Beechmont Avenue and Five Mile Road, seen here looking southwest. Construction should begin this year. FILE PHOTO

(continuous flow intersection) goes in,” he said. While the new intersection configuration will impact the ability of drivers to turn left into or out of these properties, Sievers said the right-turn option would remain. Construction on the access drive is scheduled to begin this spring and be complete before any construction begins on the continuous flow intersection. Anderson Township Trustee Kevin O’Brien said he’s looking forward to this project coming to fruition, but still has some concerns. “I know there is an issue with



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traffic at that intersection ... (and) this is a solution to try to alleviate some of those problems as well as reduce some of the accidents in those areas,” he said. “I do have some concerns about the businesses and how they’ll be affected, possibly negatively.” Beechmont Avenue and Five Mile Road ranks fifth in the highest number of traffic crashes for all county intersections with 27 accidents, according to a 2011 crash analysis report from the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office, the latest year data is available. Hamilton County and Ander-

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Park District seeks input on its future By Lisa Wakeland

Should there be more trails or restrooms in Anderson Township’s parks? What about more indoor gym space or other amenities? The answers to those questions will come from residents and park users as the Anderson Township Park District moves forward with a community survey this year. “We want them to tell

us what they would like to see in the parks,” said Ken Kushner, the Park District’s Executive Director. Multiple focus groups are expected to form this spring or summer, and each group will be centered around a specific park, Kushner said. At Juilfs Park on Clough Pike, for example, residents who live around the park and sports leagues that play there all would be asked to provide input. Community surveys


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for Riverside and Clear Creek parks, on Round Bottom Road and state Route 32, respectively, might be a little different because those are primarily for athletic use, Kushner said. But some changes are coming to Clear Creek Park this year and further in the future. The Hamilton County Park District is planning to extend the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail from its current terminus in Newtown to Clough Pike’s intersection with state Route 32. Construction on that three-mile segment is expected to start this spring, and the trail will run through a small portion of the back Clear Creek Park. “It’s changing with the bike trails and that will bring a new dimension that doesn’t exist there,” Kushner said. The Anderson Pickleball Club is also trying to raise money to build new pickleball courts on the eastern end of Clear Creek Park near the driving range. How to fund any future

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The Anderson Township Park District plans to ask residents and park users about future improvements including trails, restrooms or other amenities. FILE PHOTO

park improvements is something Anderson Township Park District officials are still considering. Last year they floated the idea of a capital improvements levy that would expire after a certain number of years. In the past two decades, improvements were funded with Park District’s operating budget,

but cuts to the Local Government Fund and the loss of the tangible personal property tax have changed the funding structure since voters approved a 1.9-mill levy renewal in 2008. That levy is expected to bring in a little under $1.8 million this year. Decisions about how to fund future park improve-

ments also will be decided with community input. Park Commissioner Josh Gerth said residents do not have to wait until the focus groups to tell the Park District about specific improvements. “We do get some feedback, but people should be encouraged to tell us if there is something they’d like to see,” he said.

Residents: We don’t want 32 in our village Gannett News Service MARIEMONT — Residents who spoke at a public meeting Jan. 22 made clear that they are opposed to a relocation of Ohio 32 through a portion of the village. About 225 people attended the meeting at Mariemont Elementary School. Some of those who spoke expressed concerns about what a relocated road might mean to the area of the village known as the South 80, which includes trails, gardens and a newly discovered and archaeologically significant American Indian village. “People like the South 80 the way it is,” said resident Mark Erhardt. “That’s what fits for this community.” Bill Klumb, who lives on the bluff above the Little Miami River floodplain where the road could be built, said he worries about the stability of the hillside should the road be built. He also expressed concerns about noise and dust, and added, “This will not help our property values.” Attending was Hamilton County commissioner Todd Portune, who, after hearing potential adverse effects, said: “I think it’s

pretty clear this community does not want anything like that at all to ever, ever, ever, ever happen.” The meeting was billed as a chance for residents to get an update from Ohio Department of Transportation officials, who said the proposal remains in the preliminary and environmental engineering phase. No funding has been sought or allocated, and no preferred plan has been identified. It’s possible officials will decide not to build at all. The proposed relocation of Ohio 32 is a component of the Eastern Corridor, a massive transportation project that envisions new roads, rail transit, and expanded bus routes, all intended to make travel safer and less congested between Cincinnati and communities in eastern Hamilton and western Clermont counties. The relocation project, if built, would shift the western end of Ohio 32 north to a new link with the Red Bank Road corridor and I-71. Also, a new bridge would be built across the Little Miami River near what is known as Horseshoe Bend to connect Ohio 32, U.S. 50 and Red Bank. Two Ohio 32 relocation

options are being considered. A northern option would cross the Little Miami northeast of Horseshoe Bend, and go through Mariemont’s South 80, also known as Gardens and Trails Park. A southern option would cross the Little Miami south of Horseshoe Bend and bypass Mariemont. ODOT officials last year amended a feasibility study and added the southern option to reflect Mariemont’s status as a National Historic Landmark. Last November, students led by University of Cincinnati anthropology professor Ken Tankersley discovered in the South 80 area what are believed to be the remnants of an Indian village that dates to the Fort Ancient culture, which spanned the years from 1450-1670. Tankersley spoke against the road project Tuesday, saying it was “impossible to mitigate the adverse impacts to the village of Mariemont.” ODOT officials say having the National Historic Landmark designation merits special consideration, but they note that the entire river valley is sensitive from a cultural and historic standpoint.

BRIEFLY Motorcyclist killed

A Cincinnati man was killed Jan. 26 when he was ejected from his motorcycle on Kellogg Avenue in Anderson Township while not wearing a helmet. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said 37year-old Tracy Bowling was westbound on Kellogg Avenue approaching Old Kellogg Road when he failed to negotiate a slight left hand curve causing his motorcycle to travel off the right side of the road, striking a guardrail and ejecting Bowling.

The motorcycle went down on its left side and traveled across both lanes of Kellogg Avenue. It stopped moving along the eastbound shoulder. The accident happened at 8:38 p.m. Bowling was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at 10:23 p.m. Alcohol is believed to be factor, the sheriff’s office said.

Winter concerts

Party on the Plaza is returning to the Anderson Center for two winter con-

certs. The first is 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. The Dan Varner Trio will perform in the lower atrium. Food from local businesses like LaRosa’s, Just Q’in, Wine World, and Kolache Factory is available for purchase in the community room. Attendees can’t bring chairs like the outdoor concerts, but other seating is available. The second show is Thursday, Feb. 28 with the CJ Trio performing.



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Former student returns to direct play The phrase ‘Home for the Holidays’ has had a special meaning for Anderson High School alumni Ian Bond this winter. He is taking time out from his work with The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to direct the students of Anderson’s Theatre department in William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet.” “We are so thrilled to have Ian join us,” said Chad Weddle, the high school’s theater director. “It opens up so many opportunities and new experiences for the students. I love giving them a chance to work with someone new.” A second director is necessary because the Department

is producing two plays at the same time. While Bond works on “Romeo and Juliet,” Weddle is directing “Who’s Afraid of VirBond ginia Woolf.” Both productions will be performed the same weekend in February: “Romeo and Juliet” on Feb. 8 and 10, and “Virginia Woolf” on Feb. 7 and 9. Tickets for both performances can be purchased at or by using the forms available at Bond graduated from Anderson in 2006 and is in his

third year as a member of the Resident Company at Cincinnati Shakespeare. “It is really great to be back at Anderson,” he said. “So much is the same, I could probably still find my locker. That has been a great asset. Everything feels very familiar, so I am comfortable with the space and am able to communicate with the students on a very specific level.” This version of “Romeo and Juliet” is being set in what Bond calls “Our own Verona, a place outside of time, where the students and I can explore this old but living story.” He has given the student actors and designers a lot of freedom, and has been very impressed

with their passion and imagination. “They clearly have a great respect for each other, and their handling of this mature material is remarkable. They are a wonderful group to work with.” Because Bond is also in rehearsal for Cincinnati Shakespeare’s January production of “Richard II,” “Romeo and Juliet” is being co-directed by his colleague Jenny Estill, who has been impressed with the Anderson students also. “I have found great joy in seeing their initiative, energy, and sensitivity to the material. They have really changed my mind about what students at this age are capable of. And it has been great to help them

sink their teeth into Shakespeare, to see the light go on in their minds as they discover the nuances and beauty of his language.” When Bond was a student at Anderson he performed in two of Shakespeare’s plays, and he is excited to bring the Bard back to the school. “Shakespeare has become one of my greatest passions, and I love sharing him with this new group of students. I hope the tradition will continue. There is a lot here, and the students have been so responsive. I am feeling the same excitement from these kids that I remember from my days at Anderson. This is going to be a really amazing show.”

Turpin AP Biology students apply their knowledge

Katherine Kruis, Cheryl Kemper, Holly Easter and Marissa Papania sit in the new study group furniture that was added to the Anderson High School media center. THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS

Anderson High gets updated media center

Anderson High School students recently were greeted to a new, updated media center thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, donations and the commitment of media specialist Cheryl Kemper. During the summer, new soft furniture was introduced providing new spaces for collaborative study. The computer tables were rearranged to better meet student needs. Gallery style frames now adorn the walls showcasing student artwork. New glass shelves were installed along the window wall where student pottery is displayed. A fresh coat of paint was added providing a feel of newness to the 50-plus year old room. Knowing that the media center was in need of an update and a fresh coat of paint, but also realizing funds were scarce, Kemper turned to student council, friends and the community for help. First at her door was awardwinning architect and Anderson High School 1957 graduate Darrell B. Wolff, which just happens to be a colleague of her husband, George Kemper. He donated his time to design a new updated look for the media center. He also oversaw the project from the selection of paint colors and the study group furniture to the new layout and selection of student art for display. "He's the most talented designer around and I'm thrilled that he gave of his time and talent to update our media center," Kemper said. Home Depot also came to Kemper's aid.

Devices in hand, including cell phones and iPods, AP Biology students in the Turpin High School classroom of Corey Mullins answer the question of the day about photosynthesis by texting or sending their answers into The screen in front of them instantly displays their answers in a dynamic bar graph. Question and answer quickly discussed the students then prepared for the day's main assignment - the presentation and evaluation of mini posters. The students had about one week to complete their project which began with them conducting a basic experiment to investigate photosynthesis. Then, working in teams, the students posed a question about some aspect of photosynthesis, designed an experiment to test that question, conducted the experiment and recorded their data. As the culmination of the project, the students created miniposters to display their findings. The work of the day was the project's final task - evaluation. Students again worked in teams to evaluate each other's work. Each pair of students used a formal evaluation sheet to provide feedback on three of the posters.

SCHOOL NOTES Architect Darrell Wolff, media specialist Cheryl Kemper and Home Depot manager Paul Curtis join together to celebrate their cooperative effort in updating the Anderson High School media center. THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS

Paul Curtis and Roger Gaebel along with a team of Home Depot employees gave of their days off to paint and assemble the new art display shelves. "I feel like I have 10 new best friends," Kemper said. The help continued, teacher/coach Andy Wolf and the cross country team helped prime the walls, congregation members of the Eastgate area Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints also volunteered in the media center. For an Eagle Scout project, R.J. Cass of Amelia High School is building a divider wall. Student Council provided the funding for the paint, art displays and one of the two new sets of study group furniture. The second set of furniture was bought with building funds.

Superior H.S. bands

Anderson and Turpin High School Marching Bands recently received Superior ratings, the highest rating possible, at the Ohio Musical Education Association’s State Marching Band Finals. “This year, the ‘Pride of AHS' had its best season ever, scoring higher than ever before with their competition show, ‘rEvolve,’” said band director Toby Biederman. In addition to earning Superior ratings at every contest they entered this season, the band also took several first place finishes in Class A, including Grand Champion at the OttawaGlandorf Marching Band Invitational in September. This year’s finals marked the 17th consecutive appearance by the Turpin High School Marching Band, and the sixth consecutive Superior rating. “This was the perfect way to end an outstanding season for our students. They have exceeded expectations every step of the way, winning first place in class at every competition in 2012; not to mention Grand Champions at Wilmington College,” said band director Brian Lee.

Juniors Adam Bercz and Mary Wadell evaluate the miniposter projects of classmates. THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS

For the students, it was an educational assignment on many levels. Students seemed enthusiastic as they focused on the evaluation process. Colleen Mulrey noted that by seeing the work of other students, she had a sense of what she did well and areas where improvement might be possible. The project also offered helpful ideas and experience for the annual Forest Hills School District Science Fair, McCay Lloyd said.

The assignment was designed to help students to develop inquiry and reasoning skills as outlined in the new AP Biology curriculum, said Mullins. The new curriculum is entirely focused on the application of biological concepts, as opposed to the memorization of facts. Therefore it is important to give students the experience of designing a data collection plan, analyzing it, and applying it to a novel situation.


The Sherwood Elementary School PTA has its kick off for its big fundraiser, the Ultimate Fitness Challenge. To help with the "kick off" was Cincinnati Bengals Punter Kevin Huber, a McNicholas graduate and uncle to Sherwood student Kailey Strausbaugh. Money generated from this fundraiser, which focuses attention on healthy lifestyles, will be used to help fund an upgrade for Sherwood's Media Center and the conversion of a classroom into a student learning commons. Pictured is Kevin Huber with Sherwood Principal Dan Hamilton. THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS



Miles Roat, Kristi Darlington, Gabrielle Smith, Diana Lamriben, Reid Faherty and Annemarie Watkins celebrate a successful Anderson High School DECA competition. THANKS TO KAREN VANDERHORST

Anderson H.S. students advance to district event Four Anderson High School students advanced to the Ohio Fall Leadership Conference in Columbus, Ohio recently after placing first and second at the recent District Fall competition, at the University of Cincinnati Clermont location. These students have the opportunity to represent Anderson as DECA State officers, which is an exceptional achievement. Four other marketing students received awards at this event. All of these marketing students represented Anderson very well and we are proud of their accomplishments. In the Public Relations event, Annemarie Watkins placed first with Kristi Darlington following in close second. In Parliamentary Law, Reid Faherty placed second, Gabrielle Smith placed fourth, and Miles Roat placed fifth. Madison Greenwell received first place in

the job interview event and Andrew Kratz received second. Diana Lamriben, who will be running for the Executive Vice President of Community Outreach DECA officer position placed first in Public Speaking. Annemarie, Kristi, Reid, and Diana all competed in Columbus on Nov. 8 against representatives from 13 Ohio districts to try to attain these respective state officer positions. DECA is an international student organization that prepares students for careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. There are approximately 5,000 Ohio student members and over 185,000 members nationally. Anderson High School’s Marketing Program is offered in cooperation with Great Oaks Career and Development Center. Karen Vanderhorst is the program instructor.

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Turpin girls win ECC swimming title Spelman, Contino shine at meet By Adam Turer

Morgan Contino, shown in 2012 after winning the 100-yard butterfly during the Division I Girls Southwest Sectional Swimming competition, won several races at the conference meet. FILE PHOTO

ANDERSON TWP. — Winning the inaugural Eastern Cincinnati Conference championship was one of Turpin High School’s swim team’s goals this season. The girls team accomplished that mission on Jan. 26, winning the conference meet at Anderson. The boys team placed third in the ECC. “It was one of our team goals

to win the ECC meet,” said head coach Rene Contino. “The girls really had a good meet.” Shaylynn Spelman and Morgan Contino placed first and second, respectively, in the 200 yard I.M. Contino won the 50yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, and 100-yard backstroke. The senior, who will swim for the University of Kentucky next year, continued her recordbreaking and award-winning career. Earlier this season, she broke Turpin’s pool record in the 50-yard freestyle. Contino earned swimmer of the year honors in the ECC. Rene Conti-

no was named co-coach of the year in the conference. In addition to the performances of Contino and Spelman in the individual events, an impressive showing from the relay teams really set the Spartans apart from their conference competition. Turpin teams earned victories in the 200 yard medley relay and 400 yard freestyle relay. Turpin teams also placed second in the 200 yard medley and 200 yard freestyle relay. Coach Contino mixed up her relay lineups and her tinkerSee SWIM, Page A6

Hanging with the big dogs McNick bowlers finish 2nd in GCL meet by just 3 pins By Adam Turer

MT. WASHINGTON — Most McNicholas High School sports teams do not have to compete with the likes of La Salle, Elder, Moeller and St. Xavier for athletic conference championships. The bowling team does not have the luxury of competing in a smaller division within the Greater Catholic League. In bowling, the GCL standings are determined by a tournament in which school size doesn’t matter. That makes the Rockets’ second-place finish Jan. 13 all the more impressive. “That was our best finish and the farthest McNick or any small school has advanced in the GCL tournament,” said Rockets coach Brian Combs. Combs has been the Rockets’ coach for as long as the OHSAA has sanctioned varsity bowling. He called this season the best in program history. While the Rockets did not field a girls varsity team this year, the boys made history. Led by four seniors, McNick fell just three pins short of winning the team’s first GCL title. “It felt really good to make it to the final,” said Combs. “We work really hard. It’s nice to be rewarded.” St. Xavier had won three of the past five GCL tournaments and finished second in the other two years. This year, McNick knocked off the Bombers in the semifinals. Combs said the other small schools were cheering on the underdog Rockets as they took on the perennial favorites. After the Rockets advanced, St. X bowlers rooted on McNick in the final against La Salle. “Going against the big schools, it can be hard to keep our guys optimistic and keep our confidence up,” said Combs. “It was great for everybody to take notice and for our school and program to get recognition.” The GCL tournament is set up as a bracket with paired teams competing in a best-ofthree match format. In the final, the Rockets and Lancers split the first two matches. La Salle edged McNick by three pins in

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Turpin forward Mackenzie Campbell, No. 24, gets control of a loose ball in the game between Anderson and Turpin. She had 13 points. Campbell had 13 points for Turpin. JIM OWENS / COMMUNITY PRESS

Temple of doom

Anderson High School sisters Madison and Haley Temple combined for 44 points to earn a 73-62 win at Turpin Jan. 26. Redskin senior Anna Kerregan had 16. Kristin Mills led Turpin with 14 points, closely followed by Mackenzie Campbell (13 points), Kelsey Finn (11 points) and Daniela Rodriguez (11 points). With the win, No. 10-ranked Anderson improved to 10-0 in the conference (14-3 overall) and Turpin dropped to 10-8 overall, 5-6 in the conference.

Turpin guard Sammie Zinn attempts to keep the ball from Anderson forward Anna Kerregan Jan. 26. Anderson defeated Turpin 73-62. Kerregan had 16 points for Anderson. JIM

Turpin guard Kristin Mills, No. 1, attempts to drive past Anderson guard Katelyn Newton Jan. 26. Mills had 14 points, to lead the Spartans.

Anderson guard Madison Temple starts a fast break in the game between the Anderson Redskins and the Turpin Spartans. Temple led all scorers with 28 points as Anderson defeated Turpin 73-62.








Gamble Montessori’s Javontae Lipscomb (14) drives to the hoop but is rejected by Gavin Carson of Miami Valley Christian Academy during the second quarter of their contest at Gamble Jan. 22. MVCA lost a tight one, 67-63.

Boys basketball

» Walnut Hills won Jan. 19 at the LaRosa’s Royal 8 Hardwood Classic against Sycamore, 57-46. Senior D.J. Wingfield led the Eagles with 24 points. Walnut Hills beat Roselle Catholic (New Jersey) at the Flyin’ to the Hoop Invitational 70-61 on Jan. 20. Senior center Isaiah Johnson had 23 points. The Eagles won again on Jan. 22, defeating Princeton 64-43. Wingfield was the top scorer with 18 points. Wingfield had 24 on Jan. 25 as Walnut Hills defeated Anderson 81-57. Bob Murdock led Anderson with 13 points. » Anderson defeated Madeira 87-61 in the seventh-place game at the La Rosa’s Royal 8 Hardwood Classic at Fairfield High School Jan. 21. Joe Cossins scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Murdock scored 23 points and snagged 16 rebounds. » Zach McCormick scored 31 points in Turpin’s 58-46 loss to Elder in the fifth-place game at the La Rosa’s tournament Jan. 21. Turpin got 28 points from McCormick in a 6961 victory over Kings Jan. 25. » MVCA lost to Gamble Montessori 67-63, Jan. 22 despite 19 points from Malique Ward. The Lions came back on Jan. 25 and defeated DePaul Cristo Ray 90-45 as Ward had 21 points. » McNicholas pulled off the upset by beating


Roger Bacon – No. 2 in The Enquirer Division IIIV area coaches’ poll – 5149, Jan. 25. Danny Byrne finished with 14 points.

Girls basketball

» Miami Valley Christian Academy beat Gamble Montessori 57-47 on Jan. 22. Junior Allison Watt had 25 points for the Lady Lions. Watt had 12 points on Jan. 25 as MVCA beat DePaul Cristo Ray 43-7. » The “Temple of Doom” struck again as Madison Temple scored 20, while sister Haley Temple added 13 as Anderson defeated Aiken, 79-33, Jan. 22. Kelly Frey also scored 13, while junior center Maggie Rosenberger added 11. » Turpin beat Walnut Hills 42-36, Jan. 19. Mackenzie Campbell scored 12 points. Despite 11 points from Mackenzie Campbell, Turpin lost to Kings 49-32,

Jan. 23. » McNicholas knocked off Chaminade-Julienne 47-34, Jan. 23 behind 12 points from Maggie Danker.


» Turpin’s Colin Stevens earned a 126-pound first-place finish at the Sycamore Invitational Jan. 19. » Anderson lost to Glen Este 54-21, Jan. 23 in Division I OHSAA Regional Team Tournament action at Moeller. Brady Brown (145 pounds), A.J. Penley (152) and David Wise (170) were victorious.

Boys swimming

» Turpin squared off against St. Ursula and Sycamore Jan. 22. Individual winners included Morgan Contino (200 IM), Hailey Olson (500 free).

Girls swimming

» Turpin squared off against St. Ursula and

Sycamore Jan. 22. Individual winners included Morgan Contino (200 IM), Hailey Olson (500 free).

Boys bowling

» Walnut Hills defeated Loveland Jan. 23 as Kyle Chase rolled a 492 series. » Turpin lost to Kings 2,201-2,018, Jan. 23. Senior Evan Cornuelle rolled the high-series of 416. » McNicholas got a 433 series from Zeb Bolling to lead them over Purcell Marian 2,557-2,301, Jan. 24.

Girls bowling

» Turpin took two from Kings Jan. 22-23. The first was a 1,916-1,764 victory, led by Madison Gillespie with a 319 series. In the return match at Cherry Grove Lanes, Turpin won 2,160-1,660 behind Alise Dumford’s 202 high game and 369 series. After a 1-9 start the girls are 5-1 in their last six matches.


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ing paid off. “We really had a great day for our relays,” she said. “We used some new combination in our relays and they really worked.” The boys team fared well, considering that they had to deal with some adversity. “The boys team was missing a couple of swimmers due to illness and injury,” said Contino. “Overall, they swam well.” Drew Hamilton led the Spartans, winning the 100 yard breaststroke and placing third in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard I.M. Jonathan Ericksen placed second in the 100-yard backstroke. The postseason begins on Feb. 8, when the boys team competes at the sectional meet at Mason High School. The following day, the girls swim in sectionals, also at Mason. The Spartans will begin their tapering regimen in order to prepare to swim their fastest times of the year in the postseason. First, they must compete in the annual rivalry meet with neighborhood foe Anderson. The Spartans and Redskins will meet on Jan. 29. “That’s always been a great, fun rivalry,” said Contino. “Both teams always rise to the occasion.” The Spartans hope to take some momentum from the ECC meet into the final weeks of the regular season and into

On the boys’ side, according to Gannett News Service, Anderson High School captured the ECC boys swimming championship decisively, scoring 433 points for first place over second-place Kings with 265. Turpin came in third with 228 points and Walnut Hills, fourth, at 222. Coach Ed Bachman also brought home Coach of the Year honors. Event winners for Anderson: 200 free Connor Davis, 1:48.31; 200 Individual Medley Hassler Carroll, 2:01.60; 500 Free Hassler Carroll, 4:51.28; 200 Freestyle Relay (Connor Davis, Michael Johnson, Grant Wethington, Korey Aukerman) 1:31.21; 400 FR (Grant Wethington, Casey Gallagher, Hassler Carroll, Connor Davis) - 3:19.12; 1 meter diving - Evan Leupen, 235.85. Event winners for Walnut Hills: 50 free Zachary Fisher, 0:21.75; 100 free - Zachary Fisher, 0:49.08.

the postseason. The team is starting to get into that postseason mindset. “I think the ECC meet was a good gauge on where we are with our training,” said Contino. “We left there on a good note, happy with where we’re at heading into the championship part of the season.”



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Scholar-athletes up for ‘That’s My Boy Award’ Kerry Coombs, Ohio State University assistant football coach, will be the keynote speaker at the 46th National Football Foundation’s “That’s My Boy” Award banquet, which is based upon the accumulation of points in three areas: Football achievement, academic achievement, and extracurricular / community activities. The award will be announced at the ScholarAthlete Dinner, which will be in the Presidential Ballroom at the Westin Cincinnati at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. Cash bar begins prior to the dinner at 6 p.m. The finalists for Ohio’s award are: » Gabe Archer, Batavia. » Nicholas Collado, Kings.

» Pat DiSalvio, McNicholas. » Ramir Hollis, North College Hill. » Brandon Kelly, Withrow. » Gus Madden, Ross. » Max Mazza, Elder. » Will Steur, Madeira. » Dylan Wiesman, Colerain. The finalists for Northern Kentucky include: » Blake Bir, Covington Catholic. » Jared Bowling, Simon Kenton. » A.J.Collins, Cooper. » Donovan McCoy, Highlands. » Dexter Smith, Lloyd. Tom Crosby, former head football at Purcell Marian and Mariemont high schools will receive the NFF Chapter’s “Lifetime Achievement” award. The Anthony Munoz

Foundation will present its Offensive Lineman and Defensive Lineman of the Year and the Marvin Lewis Community Fund will present their Coach of the Year Award. Four scholar athletes, one from each of the local colleges – Elder graduate Nick Gramke, Thomas More College; Elder graduateTonyMiliano,University of Cincinnati; Brian Pitzer, College of Mount St. Joseph and Jason Semmes, Miami University – will be honored also. Sam Becker from McNicholas High School will receive the Tom Potter Memorial Award of Courage. For ticket information, please contact: Pat Mouch, 936-0999; Julia Gandert, 619-1645 (day); or Ron Woyan, 382-3173 (night).

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the final 10 frames. McNick’s success in the team format was largely a result of four seniors who have bowled four seasons each for the Rockets. Tristan Dumont, Zeb Bolling, Peter Huffman and Evan Yannetti have made their mark on the

program. “Their experience really helped us in team games,” said Combs. The Rockets finished the regular season with a 10-9 record, the first winning season in program history. Finishing above .500 is not easy when 70 percent of the schedule is against Division I competition, said Combs. The Rockets earned the program’s first-ever defeat of St.

Xavier. The season is not over yet, though. McNick has two weeks off before the OHSAA tournament begins. The Rockets will next compete at the sectional meet on Feb. 15. Regardless of the postseason outcome, this has already been the most memorable season in program history. “It’s been a real good year for us,” said Combs.

SIDELINES New AT Little League division

The Anderson Township Little League is offering a new 50/70 Intermediate Division for the upcoming 2013 Spring Season. This division will have 50-foot pitching distances and 70-foot base paths. It is a division for 11 to 13 year olds whose advanced skills permit rules that are closer to

conventional baseball, such as leading off bases, pick-off attempts, etc. The Intermediate Division bridges the transition from Little League (46-foot pitching /60-foot base paths) to Junior League Baseball for 13 and 14 years olds on a full-size field (60/90). Jay Lewis, ATLL president said, “Little League International has piloted this program the last two seasons. ATLL used the 50/70

format for fall baseball this past season, and it was a huge success with the players and parents. Last season, there was more than 1,000 players on 82 teams, a 20 percent increase from the previous year. The Intermediate Division will provide new options for our growing league.” Online registration for the spring season runs through Feb. 15. For more information, visit CE-0000543191







Editor: Eric Spangler,, 576-8251




Library can save your time, money

As the manager of the Green Township Branch Library, I challenge my staff every day to help customers make use of the Library’s resources and services. While there are many ways to use your library card, here are 13 tips to help you keep your Kathy Taylor New Year’s COMMUNITY PRESS resolutions, GUEST COLUMNIST while saving you time and money in 2013. 1. Use your library card to check out the latest bestsellers, top albums, newest DVD releases, and favorite magazines for free instead of paying for book club selections, CDs,

movie rentals, and magazine subscriptions. 2. Instead of joining an expensive gym, get new exercise routines every week from the library’s DVD collection. You can find everything from aerobics to Zumba. 3. From learning basic keyboard skills to mastering Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, the library offers free computer labs and workshops. Or schedule a one-on-one appointment with a library staff member. 4. Want to learn a second language? Study at your own speed through the library’s language instruction online resources, such as Mango which offers instruction in over 30 foreign languages. 5. Fill your e-reader, tablet

or smartphone with the latest bestsellers, classics and nonfiction. 6. Save time by using the free mobile library app to search the catalog and place holds, check selections out with “Ucheck,” renew materials, and use “BookLook” to scan a book’s barcode and check for its availability at the library. Plus, download e-books from the library directly to your smartphone. 7. Use your library card to download five free songs a week – that are yours to keep – from Freegal. Choose from Sony Music’s catalog and download them directly to your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. 8. Impress your boss with your prudent nature by holding

the company’s next client meeting, seminar or workshop in one of the Library’s free meeting rooms. 9. Don’t pay for genealogical research when you can do it for free, either in the Main Library’s Genealogy & Local History Department or with the library’s online resources, including Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives. 10. Save on tuition costs by using Universal Class, a library resource that offers access to over 500 free online continuing education classes on a wide range of subjects. Or visit the Learning Express library site, which features practice tests, exercises, and skill-building courses. 11. Why hire a head hunter when you can search for a job

CH@TROOM Last week’s question What are your expectations for President Obama’s second term?

“Let me start with the little sound bite captured when Obama was talking to the Russian, Medvedev, back in early 2012, and he told him to tell Putin that he would have more 'flexibility' after his election. What does that tell you? “You would have a hard time finding an Obama opponent who wasn't aware of his agenda, which is to fundamentally transform our country from the free democracy it has been to a socialist paradise of which he dreams. He's doing it bit by bit by bit, and I only hope the US can survive the next 4 years. “I expect more taxes for everyone (except for that bottom part of our population who never pay any taxes), I expect more ruin of our health care system, loss of practicing physicians, decline in quality of medical treatment, etc. I expect continuing high unemployment and an increasing national debt. “One of the things that amazes me is how Obama talks critically of the 'rich,’ saying that they shouldn't live the good life while others go without. “Uh, excuse me, Mr. President, but what do you call it when you live in the lap of luxury, rent free, for eight years, with all the servants you want, a fancy airplane and crew to take you on your vacations to Hawaii and elsewhere, collecting your $400,000 annual salary (of which you can probably save 100 percent since everything you and your family need is provided free of charge). I know what I call it: 'hypocrisy.’” Bill B.

“I think his first term was a wash. Things are the same today for my family as they were four years ago and that isn't good. On the international scene America's image has taken several big hits despite Obama's 'apology tour' early in his administration. “I had hoped Obama's 'Hope and Change' would produce more over those four years; now I hope any future changes will be good, but I'm not optimistic.” R.V.

“Obama is a skilled communicator. If he means what he

ing to pay the price.”

NEXT QUESTION Do you agree or disagree with Duke Energy’s request for a 24 percent increase in electric rates and an 18 percent increase in gas rates when some of the money is expected to be used to move utilities for the streetcar project in Cincinnati? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

says about climate change, perhaps we can start talking about how much money can be saved with sensible energy efficiency programs and speeding the entry of the low cost renewables into the market. Wind is already competitive in Ohio, and while solar photovoltaics are not quite there, they have dropped 15 percent or more in cost each year for the last two decades, and are going to be competitive here in Ohio in a few more years. Ohio electric utilities are already saving hundreds of millions of dollars each year with efficiency programs. “We don't need a mandate, if we just examine the barriers to the lowest cost energy options, remove them, and stop subsidizing mature dirty technologies more than we subsidize clean and sustainable technologies which are on the verge of outgrowing their subsidies. “The climate conversation should be about no-losers and creating economic growth, not a contest between the flatearthers and academics who have no idea how much energy costs.” N.F.

“More of the same old 'I can do anything and no one can stop me.’” J.K.

“I expect more taxes, more national debt, and a lot more executive orders which will continue to destroy our Constitutional rights and the balance of power which is supposed to exist with our three branches of government. “It appears that we only have one branch now ... the other two have been cut off. The founding fathers warned us this would happen, but we didn't listen and are now start-



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“Since Obama no longer has to be accountable to voters, I expect him to push the envelope concerning his agenda. He believes in a 'living, breathing constitution,' which basically means that he feels that it allows him to do whatever he wants to if he thinks it is for the good of the people. He will use that approach to push a whole raft of liberal policies. “As a conservative, I can only hope that the Republicans will stand their ground and only take conservative voting positions and that Senate Democrats in conservative states who are up for reelection in 2014 will vote to save their skins. “We'll see. I'm not real hopeful for either.” T.H.

“I expect President Obama to act in an imperial manner by issuing a slew of executive orders which bypass Congress. He has not proven to be capable of working with Congress. “He will also see his second term as his last chance to implement the social changes he believes in and mentioned in his inaugural speech. This will cause our budget deficit to grow to record levels and change the character of our nation. “These are not what I want to happen, only what I expect to happen. “I would like to see us reduce our debt thereby freeing monies (interest paid on the debt) to improve infrastructure and social programs. True economic growth will lead to a better country able to afford better social programs.” T.J.

“I expect that Barack Obama's second term as president of the United States will produce a more stable economy, no 'boots on the ground' war, more positive sustainability progress, legalized gay marriages, more equality in pay for women and one more appointment to the Supreme Court. “I expect to see more leadership, a firmer working relationship with Congress and a president that never stops making America a better

place for all of us. “We all need to put aside our differences and support President Obama and let's see progress and improvement.” E.E.C.

“I really don't have many expectations from him nor did I the last term. He nearly spent us into oblivion the last term and I am afraid it will be worse this time. “I did not think Romney was the best the Republicans could have run, but at least he would have slowed the bleeding this country is going through. Hopefully the next time we will get a candidate that really has something on the ball.” D.D.

“More of the same we got during the first four years. America is having the worst recovery in history, so more unemployment, more taxes, more government spending, more government growth, less security for Americans everywhere, less freedom for us all. Enough said.” S.N.

“Same crap, but more of it. Since our Dictator-In-Chief won’t have to campaign all four years he can devote more energy to tearing down our country - in between lavish vacations and golf games.” J.J.

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using the online resource ReferenceUSA. The library’s program “Find the Hidden Job Market with ReferenceUSA” will teach you to track down job openings not posted in newspapers or online job search sites. 12. Use the free Wi-Fi at all 41 library locations. 13. Learn how to invest all the money you’re saving. Read business news and research companies with the library’s Business & Finance online resources, including Morningstar Investment Research Center. For more information on the library, or to find your nearest library, go to Kathy Taylor is the manager of the Green Township Branch Library.

Shared services is not a panacea Shared services refers to communities and government offices teaming up to take advantage of economies of scale to deliver required services. The state administration continues to offer it as something new and wonderful, as a possible way for counties, cities, village and townships to try and deal with the state’s excessive and extreme cuts in local government funding. The reality is Dusty Rhodes many have been COMMUNITY PRESS sharing services GUEST COLUMNIST for years. Most local governments and public offices always work together as often as they can. They do not need to be encouraged to do so. It is not an original or real solution to the loss of long standing, significant state support. Our office was among the first to participate when then Clerk of Courts Jim Cissell proposed a combined county mail facility in 1992. When the city of Cincinnati closed down its Weights and Measures Department in 1996, our staff took over that responsibility in the city – and did it with no additional staff. For many years key county network servers along with the county commissioners’ agenda system was supported through a joint operation with the city of Cincinnati. During the past year the city expressed the desire to conclude this service. So much for depending on another government entity. County administration turned to us for help. I immediately asked our talented and professional information technology staff to assist. They have been working on the project for several months and the transition of support will be completed soon. The county will have better control of these systems and services and some modest savings are anticipated. Shared services is a noble concept but it is not innovative nor is it a panacea. It certainly cannot replace the funds state government has taken away from local and county governments. Local governments help each other all the time. Let us not call the commonplace special. Dusty Rhodes is the Hamilton County auditor.

Forest Hills Journal Editor Eric Spangler, 576-8251 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.



Rick Setzer of Hyde Park and Rich Moore of Kennedy Heights attend Key to the Cure. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Lucy Ward of Hyde Park and Shanda Spurlock of Ludlow enjoy shopping at the Key to the Cure event at Saks Fifth Avenue to support Cancer Support Community. THANKS TO

Don and Rose Smith of Cleves and Greg Sykes of Montgomery show the 2012 limited edition Key to the Cure T-shirt by Carolina Herrera. THANKS TO





Janet Byrnes of Indian Hill, left, and Susie Brennan of East Walnut Hills attend the Key to the Cure event at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Saundra kirsch of Amberley Village and Dianne Bohmer McGoron of Sycamore Township attend Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

MORE THAN 100 shop to support Cancer Support Community

Tysha Wilder, Yemi Adeyanju and Jhenne Burt of Western Hills attend Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Scott and Julie Bristow of Hyde Park enjoy the events at Key to the Cure with Saks General Manager Kevin Shibley, Saks Marketing Director Lindsey Huttenbauer and Cancer Support Community Executive Director Rick Bryan of Blue Ash. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

More than 100 friends and supporters of Cancer Support Community (CSC, formerly The Wellness Community) enjoyed a fun opportunity to sip, shop, and show their support for a good cause at Saks Fifth Avenue recently during a stylish instore preview party celebrating the launch of Saks’ 14th annual Key to the Cure charitable shopping initiative to fight women’s cancers. Key to the Cure is a national shopping event sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund (EIF) benefiting local cancer-related programs and non-profits across the country. Since its inception in 1999, the event has raised $31 million nationwide. Two percent of local sales during the event are directed to Cancer Support Community to help fund the non-profit organization’s free programs of support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones offered locally in Blue Ash, Ft. Wright, Anderson, Clifton, downtown and Western Hills. As the local beneficiary since

John Michelman of Wyoming, Saks marketing director Lindsey Huttenbauer of Hyde Park, and Harry and April Davidow of downtown enjoy the festivities at the Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure. THANKS TO

Michelle and Rick Setzer of Hyde Park and Amanda Baker of Wyoming, center, attend Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Carol Goodman and John Simmons of Hyde Park and Laurie and Mayme Acken of Indian Hill attend Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

2005, CSC has received $73,867 to help fund local cancer support programs through the success of the annual Key to the Cure events and the generosity of Saks Fifth Avenue and EIF. CSC trustee emerita and event chair April Davidow worked with Saks Fifth Avenue General Manager Kevin Shibley and Marketing Director Lindsey Huttenbauer to plan the Key to the Cure party. One of the highlights for many shoppers was the 2012 limited edition T-shirt designed specifically for Key to the Cure by Carolina Herrera. Following the party, many attendees stayed downtown for dinner, taking advantage of a special dining discount offered by Palomino in support of the event. “The ongoing support of Saks Fifth Avenue and EIF means so much to us at Cancer Support Community,” said CSC Executive Director Rick Bryan. “It is always a delight to shop in such a beautiful store and see our friends at Saks. Finishing the evening with a wonderful meal at Palomino made it a perfect night downtown.”


Kelly and Adam Schoen and Maxwell of Madeira attend Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Cathy Roesener and Steve Phelan, both of Anderson Township admire the Key to the Cure T-shirt designed by Carolina Herrera and in-store signage featuring the EIF Key to the Cure Ambassador, Penelope Cruz. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT


Karen Aleshire, Marilyn Dolle and Nancy Ward, all of Wyoming, and Linda Green of Indian Hill, shop during Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Rick Bryan of Blue Ash, Rick Setzer of Hyde Park, Leonard Stokes of Western Hills and Shanda Spurlock of Ludlow attend Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT



Joint Screening, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Complimentary joint screening. Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs covered. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 527-4000. Fairfax.

Benefits Pancake Party with Miss Ohio, 8-10 a.m., IHOP, 4825 Marburg Ave., Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and IHOP kick off National Pancake Day celebration early. Miss Ohio Elissa McCracken on hand to flip and serve pancakes and greet guests. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Free, donations accepted. 731-3666. Oakley.

Youth Sports Pre-school Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, $2. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Clubs & Organizations New Year, New Networking, 5:30-9 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Learn about local businesses, offering products and services needed for success. Comprehensive estate tips, networking, door prizes and raffles. Lunch provided by Lula’s. $25, $20 members. Presented by 85 Broads Cincinnati Chapter. 731-8000; Oakley.

Dance Classes Ballet Theatre Midwest Bring a Friend Week, 5-8 p.m., Spencer Township Hall, 3833 Eastern Ave., Free trial class for new/ prospective students only. Programs for all ages children through adult. Free. Presented by Ballet Theatre Midwest. 520-2334; Columbia Tusculum.

Education Home Alone, 6:30-8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Two-day course instructs children how to handle real-life situations and everyday hazards. Ages 10-13. $35, $25 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Health / Wellness The Dog Ate My Homework: Keys to Unlocking School Success, 6:30-8 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Learn how to meet those challenges more effectively. With Jenifer Fox-Gerrits. Includes free Nook or Kindle copy of “100 Top Tips for Living with ADHD.” $30, $20 advance. Registration required. Presented by Life Management Strategies. 947-8387; Anderson Township.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, 2692 Madison Road, Follow Harriett’s journey through Cincinnati by visiting five of locations featured in book. Free. Presented by Orange Frazer Press. 937-382-3196; Norwood.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 Art & Craft Classes Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Drawing and Painting from a clothed model. $120 per session of four classes. Reservations required. 259-9302. Mariemont.

The Dan Varner Trio will play the Party on the Plaza Winter Show 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township. Enjoy music, food and drinks. The concert is free. PROVIDED by emerging artists that study with Cincinnati artists Jan Boone and Ron Johnson. Landscapes, still life and portraits from more than 20 different painters. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Give Me Some Sugar: A Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Artists create romantically relevant artwork in a variety of media: clay, glass, metal, wood, fiber, paper and mixed-media; with a wide range of styles that creates a dynamic collection. Exhibit continues through Feb. 28. Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 27. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Dance Classes Ballet Theatre Midwest Bring a Friend Week, 5-8 p.m., Spencer Township Hall, Free. 5202334; Columbia Tusculum.

Drink Tastings Friday Evening Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remke-bigg’s Hyde Park, 3872 Paxton Ave., Wines for your football party. $5 for five samples and snacks from deli and bakery. 619-5454. Oakley.

Health / Wellness TriHealth Women’s Services Van, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Group Health Anderson, 7810 Five Mile Road, Digital screening mammography. Registration required. Presented by TriHealth Women’s Services Van. 569-6777; Anderson Township.

Music - Concerts Yo Gotti, 9 p.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Mario Mims, stage name Yo Gotti, is a southern rapper from northern side of Memphis. He was previously known as Lil Yo. $60 express line entrance; $40. 379-1136; East End.

Music - Concerts

On Stage - Theater

Party on the Plaza Winter Show, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Music by the Dan Varner Trio. Music, food and drinks. All concessions $4 or less. Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 4744802; Anderson Township.

Cruisin’ for A Bruisin’ Interactive Dinner Show, 7-10 p.m., A Touch of Elegance, 5959 Kellogg Ave., Set on cruise ship in current time. Guests encouraged to wear favorite summer outfit and play along with cast. $30. Reservations required. Presented by P.L.O.T.T. Performers. 201-7568; California.

Youth Sports


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

FRIDAY, FEB. 1 Art Openings The Barn Painters, 6-9 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Oil paintings

Art Exhibits Give Me Some Sugar: A Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Artists create romantically relevant artwork in a variety of media: clay, glass, metal, wood, fiber, paper and mixed-media; with a wide range of styles that creates a dynamic collection. Free. Through Feb. 28. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Dance Classes Ballet Theatre Midwest Bring a Friend Week, 5-8 p.m., Spen-

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Dining Events Open House, 12:30-2 p.m., Dream Dinners - Anderson, 7500 Beechmont Ave., Suite 413, Complementary dinner samples, learn how to simplify dinnertime with Dream Dinners concept and earn raffle tickets for prizes. Free. 233-3732. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Music - Latin Salsa-Bachata Explosion, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, With Son del Caribe, Clave Son, Sentimiento, the Latin All-Stars Big Band and DJ Jorge. $20, $15 advance. 351-7222; Oakley.

On Stage - Theater Cruisin’ for A Bruisin’ Interactive Dinner Show, 7-10 p.m., A Touch of Elegance, $30. Reservations required. 201-7568; California.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. Through Dec. 28. 474-0005; Anderson Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Book discussion group. Room 206. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3 Art Exhibits The Barn Painters, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Oil paintings by emerging artists that study with Cincinnati artists Jan Boone and Ron Johnson. Landscapes, still life and portraits from more than 20 different painters. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Give Me Some Sugar: A Sweet Exhibit, Noon-6 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Auditions Chapter Two, 1-4 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Free. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Feb. 4. 382-5854; www.mariemont- Columbia Township.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Schools Open House, 1-3 p.m., St. Ursula Villa School, 3660 Vineyard Place, Tour Villa campus, information on all programs offered, meet teachers and more. 871-7218, ext. 2101. Mount Lookout.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelve-step fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 290-9105. Hyde Park.

MONDAY, FEB. 4 Art & Craft Classes Art of All Sorts, 6-6:45 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through March 4, no class Feb. 18. Children create works of art using different medium each week. All materials supplied. Ages 5-10. $50, $40 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits Give Me Some Sugar: A Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Auditions Chapter Two, 6:30-9 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, Free. 382-5854; Columbia Township.

Cooking Classes JGourmet Cooking Series, 7-9 p.m., A Forkable Feast, 3363 Madison Road, Class 3: Traditional Mexican Dishes. Taught by expert chef at A Forkable Feast. Open to Jewish young professionals, 21-35 and their nonJewish significant others. Ages 21 and up. $15 per class or $30 for entire three-part series. Registration required. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 373-0300; Oakley.

TUESDAY, FEB. 5 Art Exhibits Give Me Some Sugar: A Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Health / Wellness

Art Exhibits Give Me Some Sugar: A Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Dance Classes Waltz and Foxtrot Dancing, 7-8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through March 13. Choreographed patterns where dancers seem to “move as one†to flowing music. $70, $60 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township. Cha-Cha, 8:15-9:15 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through March 13. Fusion of Cuban Mambo and American Lindy Hop. $70, $60 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Education Anderson Township Historical Society Program, 7:30-9 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Theme: New Richmond Stories. Greg Roberts, vice president of Historic New Richmond Inc., presents stories about small river town. Refreshments served. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

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

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelve-step fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 324-0568. Hyde Park.

THURSDAY, FEB. 7 Art Exhibits Give Me Some Sugar: A Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Drink Tastings Amore Italiano Style Valentines Wines, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Featuring Cliff Roahrig of Bowling Green Beverage. Hors d’oeuvres by Two Chicks Who Cater. Music by Wayne Leussen, steel guitar. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-2880668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

On Stage - Theater Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, 7 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, Titus Auditorium. Edward Albee’s play delves into issues that evoke powerful emotional responses. Cast of only four. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Anderson Theatre. 232-2772; Anderson Township.

Youth Sports Pre-school Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, $2. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, FEB. 8 Art Exhibits Give Me Some Sugar: A Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Art Openings Insightful Reflections, 6-9 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Showcasing last year’s best paintings on paper and canvas by the Brush and Palette Painters. Exhibit continues through Feb. 24. Free. Presented by Brush & Palette Painters. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events French Wine Dinner, 6 p.m., Remke-bigg’s Hyde Park, 3872 Paxton Ave., $25. 619-5454. Oakley.

On Stage - Student Theater Romeo & Juliet, 7 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, Titus Auditorium. William Shakespeare’s classic story of two young, star-crossed lovers trapped between their own desires and their feuding families. Directed by Ian Bond, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company member. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Anderson Theatre. 232-2772; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Perfect Wedding, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, A man wakes up in the bridal suite on his wedding morning to find an attractive girl in bed beside him. In the depths of a hangover, he can’t remember meeting her. Before he can get her out, his bride arrives to dress for the wedding and, in the panic, the girl is locked in the bathroom. $15, $13 students, seniors and active military. Presented by Beechmont Players. Through Feb. 16. 231-1392; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9 Art Exhibits Give Me Some Sugar: A Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville. Insightful Reflections, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Showcasing last year’s best paintings on paper and canvas by the Brush and Palette Painters. Free. Presented by Brush & Palette Painters. Through Feb. 24. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Holiday - Mardi Gras 30+ Catholic Singles Mardi Gras Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Cafeteria. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Includes appetizers and two dink tickets. Additional beer and wine available. Costumes are welcomed, but not required. $15. Presented by 30+Catholic Singles. 846-8189; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Perfect Wedding, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, $15, $13 students, seniors and active military. 231-1392; Anderson Township. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, 7 p.m., Anderson High School, $10. Reservations required. 232-2772; Anderson Township.



‘Cooking Provost’ shares his barbecue sauce recipe I met Larry Johnson, aka the Cooking Provost, through my son Jason. Jason and Larry work at University of Cincinnati. Jason teaches electrical engineering and does research; Larry is provost, second in command behind the president. “Larry is one fanRita tastic Heikenfeld cook,” RITA’S KITCHEN Jason told me. When I chatted with Larry, I found out just how important education, food, family and friends are to him. Larry grew up on the south side of Chicago and came from humble beginnings. His generation, like mine, was first to graduate college. Larry grew up cooking for his brothers while his parents worked. “Dad trained all four of us boys to be entrepreneurs who make a difference,” he said. Larry worked in restaurants starting at age 12. His educational journey brought him to Cincinnati, and he’s still making a difference through his work and, interestingly enough, his cooking, both at home for his wife and kids, and at UC. Larry cooks from scratch and preserves jars and jars of food. He’s legendary for bringing staff and students together through quarterly foodie events. Last fall he made 400

pounds of potato salad and slaw for a barbecue event. This is his way of team building. By bringing students and staff together to share his food, camaraderie abounds everyone starts out on a trustful, friendly footing. Larry is a spontaneous and generous cook, and shares his Findlay Market award-winning barbecue sauce today. Wouldn’t this be delish brushed over a big slab of ribs for the Super Bowl!

Larry’s words of wisdom: “When I make something I try to understand the ‘theory’ of the dish so I don’t follow recipes closely. Rather, I understand what makes the essence of the dish I am trying to create and I adjust components to accommodate what I am trying to create to make something unique. In this recipe I’m trying to make barbecue sauce that is tangy, sweet, with a little bite and unique


1 pound jumbo shrimp (16-20 count), shells peeled, deveined, tails left on 1 generous tablespoon minced garlic Olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Palmful of fresh minced parsley

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Toss shrimp with garlic and enough olive oil to coat. Spread on sprayed baking sheet. Roast three minutes and turn. Continue to roast just until shrimp are opaque and firm, another couple of minutes. Don’t overcook as residual heat will continue to cook them. Season and sprinkle with parsley. Chill at least two hours before serving.

Bubba/Larry Johnson’s barbecue sauce 30 oz. ketchup 60 oz. tomato sauce 1 tablespoon chili powder seasoning 1 ⁄2 cup Frank’s RedHot cayenne pepper sauce 1 ⁄2 cup raspberry or apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons cumin 4 cups packed dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning 1 finely chopped garlic clove


Firecracker sauce

Larry Johnson, provost at the University of Cincinnati, preserves jars of food he cooks from scratch. THANKS TO LARRY JOHNSON.

flavors. The ketchup and vinegar provides tang. The dark brown sugar provides sweetness, and using dark brown sugar provides a richness you won’t get from other sweeteners. The heat and unique flavors come from hot sauce and spices. Finally, garlic adds a component not usually found in barbecue sauces. Adjust proportions to meet your tastes. Once you have mixed all ingredients together and let simmer on the stove under slow heat for two to three

hours, the sauce gets thicker and flavors all meld into a rich sauce. As it simmers, stir periodically or sugar in sauce will burn, but if it burns a little all is not lost, you’ll just have a nice, smoky flavor.”

Roasted shrimp cocktail shooters with firecracker sauce Roasting keeps every bit of flavor right in the shrimp. A Super Bowl fave at our house.

All I can say is this is addictive. Whisk together:

1 cup mayonnaise 1 ⁄4 cup Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce Up to 1 tablespoon Sriracha or other hot sauce (optional) Lemon juice to taste: start with a tablespoon and go from there

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Check out my blog for this “American table” heirloom recipe. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Lemon Law also applies to leased vehicles Do you know what rights you have if the new vehicle you lease suddenly starts having major problems? An area man took his vehicle back to the dealership several times – for more than a year – but complains the problem never went away. George Spinner of Pleasant Ridge said he leased his new vehicle at the end of 2011. Although he loved the car’s styling and interior he soon had problems with stalling. “The car started dying at stop lights or if you stopped in traffic. It also would hesitate and lose power. Sometimes it wouldn’t go above 3,000 RPMs or 25 miles an hour,” Spinner said. Spinner took the car to his dealership sever-

al times and, although parts were replaced, the dealer could not reproduce the probHoward lems. Ain “The HEY HOWARD! car produced no computer codes. Occasionally it would do all those things, but they were inconsistent. You could drive for a week and it’ll be fine and then, all of a sudden, it would do it three or four times a day,” Spinner said. Over a period of several months the dealership replaced several fuel sensors and fuel pumps, but the problem didn’t go away. Then, the last time Spinner says it happened, it was

scary. “The car starts jerking back and forth. I got off the highway on Route 4 and the car stalled at the light. I almost got in an accident because of it because cars behind me were coming and I just had a chance to pull over,” he said. Spinner said he has a stack of service records to prove the vehicle just is not safe. In fact, he says, he’s afraid to drive it. While the average yearly miles put on a vehicle is about 12,000 miles, Spinner has only put a little more than 4,700 miles on his car. What about the new car Lemon Law, which declares a vehicle to be lemon if it’s in the shop more than three times for the same problem within one year or

18,000 miles? It applies to leases as well as purchases and Spinner did file a claim with the manufacturer. He argued his problems certainly affect the safety, value or use of the vehicle, as required by the statute. But, he says, the manufacturer denied the claim because it believed all the repairs had fixed the vehicle. After that latest incident in which he almost got into an accident, Spinner brought the car back to the dealership again. He also began filing with the Better Business Bureau’s Auto Line Program. “At this point, the way I see it I really don’t want this car back because it’s unsafe. It clearly, to me, qualifies

for a Lemon Law,” he said. Fortunately that last incident prompted the manufacturer to call him and say it will take back the vehicle under the Lemon Law. Spinner says he still loves that model car, but just wants to get another one. Remember, if you have a new vehicle and feel it qualifies as a lemon under the law, you can file a claim with the Better Business Bureau’s Auto Line Program. It can act as a third-party mediator if you have a problem with the manufacturer. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

RELIGION Clough United Methodist Church


BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm


3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor John Robinson, Interim



Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Deeper Living: Deep Hope" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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All children preschool through fourth grade are invited to Powerxpress, a new children’s ministry program at Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road in Anderson Township. The program will be 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. Children will explore various themes in units that last nine weeks. Each week the children will visit a different station. These stations include art, music, storytelling, games, computer, science, cooking, and video. On the last week of the series, children will revisit the main story for the unit. The first Powerxpress theme will be “Symbols of Holy Week.” There is no cost for the program and preregistration is not necessary. Powerxpress will run at the same time as the 10:30 a.m. worship service each Sunday. For more information, contact the church office at (513) 231-4301. The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township, 231-4301;

includes DJ music and dancing to love songs from all eras. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Babysitting will be available for ages 9 and under. The ball is not just for couples. Singles are also welcome. contact Dave Zellner for more information at 474-2303. RSVP as seating is limited The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442;


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DEATHS Glenn Alan Fusaro

Glenn Alan Fusaro, 58, of Mount Washington died Jan. 18. Survived by father, Armando Fusaro; stepmother, Evelyn DavisFusaro; siblings Gregg (Patty) Fusaro, Dan (Karen) Davis and Holly (Julian) Davis; 11 nieces and nephews and three cousins. Preceded in death by mother, Wilma Fusaro; and brother, Jack Davis. Services were Jan. 29 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Kevin M. Herron

Kevin M. Herron, 32, of Anderson Township died Jan. 16. Survived by children Kayla and Kevin Herron Jr.; parents Ron Herron and Linda Herron; and siblings Ron, Leah and Carrie. Services were Jan. 24 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Robert P. Justice

Robert P. “Bob” Justice, 75, of Anderson Township died Jan. 20. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife, Patricia Justice; son, Bradford (Langie) Justice; daughters Terri (Wayne) McClure, Kim (Ron) Lawrence and Mindy (Mike) Lubbers; siblings Tom (Joan), Bill (late Judy), John Justice, Marilyn (late Henry) Drew, Pat (Tim) Kock, and Karen (Tim) Hogan; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Gerald Justice; parents Steven Justice and Clara Stoy; and brother Stephen (Frieda) Justice. Services were Jan. 25 at St. John Fisher Church, Cincinnati.

Delmer King

Delmer King, 74, of Anderson Township died Jan. 17. Survived by daughter, Lisa (Eric) Mullis; siblings Delizie and Pam; and grandchild, Ryan Mullis. Preceded in death by son, Michael King; children Luther King and Sarah Hunter; and siblings Frank, Audrey, Gladys, Kenny, Bay, Edward and Diane. Services were Jan. 22 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Lloyd V. Klaas

Lloyd V. Klaas, 80, of Anderson Township died Jan. 18. He was a US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survived by children Donna Ipp and Edward Orme; grandchildren Jason and James Ipp; and friends George and Linda Uchtman and family. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth M. Klaas; and parents Bernard Klaas and Ernestine LaDow. Services were Jan. 24 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Elmer A. Wicker

Elmer A. Wicker, 95, of Anderson Township died Jan. 22. Survived by children Dr. Joe (Charlene) and Tom (Robbin) Wicker. Preceded in death by wife, Margaret M. Wicker; and parents Elmer J. Wicker and Clara Gardner. Services were Jan. 25 at Guardian Angels Church.

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Beverly Whittamore, 52, 515 Piccadilly, theft, Dec. 30. Casey A Baldwin, 22, 4633 North Ridge, theft, Dec. 30. Juvenile, 14, assault, Jan. 10. Juvenile, 15, criminal damage, Jan. 7. Jacob E. McIntyre, 18, 948 Alnetta, underage consumption, Jan. 11. Harrison A. Franz, 20, 1967 Berkshire, possession of alcohol, underage consumption, Jan. 4. Carolyn F. Andrews, 20, 8311 Forest Road, drug instrument, Jan. 9. Harvey Cox, 58, 38 Wolfer Drive, passing bad checks, Jan. 2. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, Jan. 2. Juvenile, 15, underage consumption, Jan. 9. Juvenile, 14, drug possession, underage consumption, Jan. 11. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, Jan. 11. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Jan. 12. Juvenile, 16, criminal damage, Jan. 11. Becky F. Dunaway, 53, 7443 Kendara Court, underage consumption, Jan. 11. Tytus K. Hignite, 37, 8385 Bridle Road, domestic violence, Jan. 12. George M. Hentz, 42, 3775 Hutton St., inducing panic, Jan. 15. Kali E. Silva, 20, 4524 Weiner #3, assault, Jan. 15. Tanisha J. Custard, 24, 8220 W. Galbraith, theft, Jan. 4. Juvenile, 14, underage possession of alcohol, theft, Jan. 5. Juvenile, 15, complicity, Jan. 5. Christopher D. Wolf, 32, 2745 Atlantic, theft, Jan. 7. Stephanie Freeborn, 39, 6265 Salem, theft, Jan. 7. Walt Ayers, 41, 640 Sonny Lane, theft, Jan. 11.

Incidents/investigations Assault Adult female was assaulted by student at Altercrest at Sutton Road, Jan. 10. Male was assaulted at 1277

Immaculate Lane, Jan. 2. Offense reported at I-Hop at Beechmont Avenue, Jan. 13. Female was assaulted at 1645 Summit Hills Drive, Jan. 10. Breaking and entering Attempt made to enter Anderson Mini Mart at Clough Pike, Jan. 4. Catalytic convertor taken off vehicle at 1414 Beacon , Jan. 12. Entry made into Speedway at Batavia Road, Jan. 13. Burglary Attempt made to enter residence at 7655 Coldstream, Jan. 2. Jewelry taken; over $8,700 at 355 Five Mile Road, Jan. 8. Air compressor taken; $700 at 4164 Pee Wee Drive, Jan. 9. Two TVs, cameras, jewelry, etc. taken; over $4,700 at 1213 Immaculate Lane, Jan. 13. Jewelry taken at 7610 Coldstream, Jan. 11. Criminal damage Student damaged phone at Altercrest at Sutton Road, Jan. 7. Tires punctured on vehicle at 1517 Huntcrest, Jan. 7. Office door damaged at Altercrest at Sutton Road, Jan. 11. Landscaping lights damaged at Estates of Forest Hills Subdivision at Heather Hill Road, Jan. 11. Criminal trespass Suspect found in residence at 1820 Lois View, Jan. 1. Critical missing Male reported missing at 7100 block of Hamilton Hills Drive, Jan. 6. Domestic violence At Shady Hollow Lane, Jan. 12. At Bridle Road, Jan. 12. Fraud Female stated credit card used with no authorization; $2,696 at 837 Watch Creek, Jan. 8. Male stated ID used with no authorization; $579 at 2745 Little Dry Run, Jan. 8. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 7282 Gungadin, Jan. 14. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 1124 Kings Cove Way, Jan. 15. Inducing panic Male threatened suicide at Little Miami River on Beech-

mont Avenue, Jan. 15. Passing bad checks Cohen Auto Parts received bad check; $650 at Kellogg Avenue, Jan. 2. Hibachi Master received bad check; $53 at Beechmont Avenue, Jan. 2. Theft Shoes taken from Gabriel Brothers; $30 at Beechmont Avenue, Dec. 30. Laptop taken; $5,000 at 7137 Woodridge, Dec. 31. Signs taken at Turpin Hills Estate Subdivision; $2,500 at Stirrup Road, Jan. 3. Plastic sheeting taken; $1,000 at 7967 Ayer Road, Jan. 3. Female stated credit card used with no authorization; $3,012.75 at 8700 Moran, Jan. 4. Ccomputer Tablet taken from T-Mobile; $450 at Beechmont Avenue, Jan. 3. Purse, etc. taken from vehicle at 7308 Ticonderoga Court, Jan. 4. Merchandise taken from Macy's; $71 at Beechmont Avenue, Jan. 5. Baby stroller, etc. taken from vehicle at 946 Woodlyn Court, Jan. 6. Merchandise taken from Target; $317 at Beechmont Avenue, Jan. 7.

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Aggravated menacing 1732 Sutton Ave., Jan. 9. Breaking and entering 4377 Eastern Ave., Jan. 10. 6247 Corbly St., Jan. 17. Burglary 2065 Sutton Ave., Jan. 13. 6250 Raytee Terrace, Jan. 14. 2333 Sussex Ave., Jan. 15. 601 Athens Ave., Jan. 17. Criminal damaging/endangering 6217 Corbly St., Jan. 15. Theft 2120 Beechmont Ave., Jan. 10. 1 Playfield Lane, Jan. 12. 4409 Eastern Ave., Jan. 13. 6674 Lyceum Court, Jan. 14. 6252 Corbly St., Jan. 15.

Caitlin Kenney, 23, 2991 Bentree Court, open container , Jan. 15. Nicole Mason, 36, 203 Gateway Drive, bench warrant, Jan. 18. Sean Mason, 34, 3510 Mt. Carmel, bench warrant, Jan. 18. Elizabeth Powell, 65, 6122 Iyavarde Place, bench warrant, Jan. 19. Jeb Basham, 24, 15973 Moon Road, bench warrant, Jan. 19.

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Turpin High School recently closed its presentation of Vietnamthemed play “A Piece of My Heart” with a surprise presentation of the Bronze Star to a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam. The play, written by Shirley Lauro, was inspired by the lives of real women who served in Vietnam. It documents their stories from innocence as they join the military through their time in Vietnam and their return home. Like many actual returning Vietnam soldiers, one of the characters in the play throws away her medals in a wave of anti-war sentiment. This is exactly what happened to US Air Force veteran, Robert Little, who served in Vietnam from 1970-71. After his return, in a fit of anger and bitterness he also threw away his medals, including his Bronze Star. With a goal of being as authentic as possible, the production included actual Vietnam-era film footage, protest music and other details from the time. Several Vietnam Veterans, including Little, were enlisted as advisers to help ensure authenticity and to teach students about the reali-

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