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Civic association could be in Mt. Healthy’s future Meeting Jan. 9 to gauge interest By Jennie Key

MT. HEALTHY — — Some people always have an itch to make things better. Susan Franks says she likes to get involved. When she moved to Mount Healthy a little more than a year ago, she mostly liked what she saw. She was familiar with the area, having grown up in North College Hill. She had lived in Indiana for a while, but said she missed a sense of community that comes with a walkable neighborhood such as Mount Healthy. She also saw things that could be better. She’s not a complainer; she’s a doer. “Actually, I’m a cheerleader,” she said. “I really believe positive change is possible. Mount Healthy has so many assets, and I think too many times they are overlooked.” She is hopeful she can find some others who feel the same way. She invited anyone who’s ready to boost Mount Healthy to a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, to talk about forming a Mount Healthy Civic Association. The meeting will be at the Community Room at Mount Healthy City Park, next to the pool, at 1541 Hill Ave. She said the first meeting is just to send out a feeler to see what the interest would be. “If there are others out there who want to help, we want to round them up and get them all together. “I hope it’s a catalyst to get



people involved. We want to hear from people: their concerns, complaints and ideas for improving Mount Healthy,” she said. “We are not affiliated with city council or any political office. We are investors, property owners and residents who believe this community is full of potential and that positive changes are possible.” Debbie Conradi is on board.

“I really believe positive change is possible.” SUSAN FRANKS

Conradi says she’s lived in Mount Healthy for almost 30 years. She’s tried, she says, to get others involved in making the city a better place to live and improving its image to others, who don’t yet share her opinion that Mount Healthy has a lot to offer. She hopes a civic association would make people more aware of the community. Conradi helped start a block watch in her neighborhood, and wants the city to communicate and enforce standards. She says that might help reinvent the reputation of the city and encourage new families to move to Mount Healthy. She says she would love to see a civic association that could work hand-in-hand with the Mount Healthy Business Association, suggesting it might draw new small businesses to the area. “Mount Healthy is quaint and diverse and I want people to appreciate that,” she said. “It’s a great neighborhood that is always overlooked by people who don’t live here.”

YOUR TURN What are the biggest challenges facing Mount Healthy and how should they be addressed? What are the city’s strength and weaknesses? Comment below or send your responses to or

Thursday’s snow brought parents, grandparents and kids to area sled hills for some downhill fun. 7-year-old Avni Reed brings the snow saucers as her family arrives at the St. Therese Little Flower Parish hill on Kirby Avenue. More photos, A2. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Woman gets award for smoke detector use By Jennie Key

Forest Park resident Vera Mason received a Smoke DOG award from Rich Palmer, assistant chief of fire prevention with the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Also presenting the award was Jenni Snyder, a fire prevention education specialist with the fire marshal’s office. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

FLYING SOLO A4 Life as an independent may pay dividends for Lady Warriors

Forest Park resident Vera Mason was recognized for keeping a cool head when things got hot. The Forest Park Fire Department and the Division of the State Fire Marshal presented Mason with the Smoke DOG Award. The Smoke Detector On Guard Award is a program that seeks to draw attention to families whose lives were saved by having a working smoke detector in their home.

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Mason’s attention to detail paid off when she made sure the batteries in her smoke detector were working in early September. That took on a lifesaving signifigance in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, when a fire broke out in her Lincolnshire Drive home. At 4 a.m., her sleep was interrupted by the screech of the smoke detector in her home. She made her way through heavy smoke, called the fire department and waited safely outside as the fire crackled through her home.

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“I am so grateful firefighters didn’t have to tell my family they were sorry,” she said. “And I am so grateful to be here. Smoke detectors saved my life.” Mayor Chuck Johnson says he checks his smoke detectors in the spring and the fall when the clocks change for Daylight Savings Time. “I am glad to have a witness who can say smoke detectors work the way they are supposed to,” he said. “It’s a good reminder to push the button to make sure it works.”

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Snow business When the flakes fly, local youngsters and their families flock to familiar sled hills. The slopes beside St. Therese Little Flower Church on Kirby Road are popular with residents near Mount Airy, and last week’s snow drew a steady crowd.

Dwyane Reid, 9, carries his tube sled up the hill at St. Therese Little Flower Church. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Dwayne Reid, College Hill. gives a push to Keeyona Bell and Kamoni Lyles, 3. They rode the tube sled all the way to the bottom. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Thursday’s snow brought parents, grandparents and kids to area sled hills for some downhill fun. Joe Schoenung shares a sled with Luke MacAfee while Alex McAfee gerts ready to race at St. Therese Little Flower Church hill on Kirby Road. JENNIE

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Denis Haase, 9, Mount Airy, enjoyed about an hour on the hill.JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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BRIEFLY Central Montessori gets new leader

Kristin Patterson, Finneytown has been appointed as the head of school at Central Montessori Academy, 1904 Springdale Road. The board of trustees selected Patterson by unanimous vote. Patterson has been a member of the school community since 2006, when she taught lower elementary, which is students aged 6-9. In 2012,

she became assistant head, supporting the head of school in execution of day-to-day operations at the school, as well working on several key initiatives in the school’s comprehensive strategic plan. In April of 2013, Patterson was named interim head of school while the board began the process of selecting a new head. Central Montessori Academy is a small, independent school serving children preschool to sixth -grade. The school has been serving children

for 35 years in Springfield Township.

Forest Park Woman’s Club learns about birds

Tim Coats, from Wild Birds Unlimited, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Forest Park Woman’s Club, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Winton Road. Coats will talk about feeding backyard birds in the winter.


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Business group meets Jan. 13

The Mt. Healthy Business Association's next meeting is 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 13, at Mt. Healthy Christian Village, 8097 Hamilton Ave. There is no fee. For more information, contact Matt Fay at 513923-1985; email matt, or visit

Health care info session Jan. 13

Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act? If so, Gretchen Aichele from The Meadows Health Care Center will conduct an information session and try to answer some of them. The session will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Winton Road. For information call Gretchen at 513-851-8400.


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WW board holds workshop to focus on district goals Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education members, Superintendent Anthony Smith and Treasurer Randy Seymour walked away from a recent twoday board leadership team workshop with a renewed commitment to be accountable to stakeholders and to focus on the district’s goals in the areas of student achievement, community and resources. “These areas were identified as being important in our 20112014 strategic plan, and they continue to be important today,” Board President Tim Cleary said. At the end of the retreat, held at the board offices Sept. 10 and 11, the following goals were agreed to by board members Kim Burns, Cleary, Cindy Emmert, John Pennycuff and Eric Thomas, as well as Smith and Seymour: » At Winton Woods, we will ensure all students achieve at levels that meet or exceed state accountability indictors, so that each student reaches their highest potential.

» At Winton Woods, resources will be aligned to district goals and objectives, and all financial decisions will be made in consideration of their impact on student achievement. » At Winton Woods, we will engage parent and community stakeholder groups in ways that encourage consistent, two-way communication in order to increase partnership and ownership in the district’s success. » At Winton Woods, we value strong educational leadership and are committed to maintaining an environment that fosters student achievement, evidencebased problem solving, and shared decision-making. In each of the focus areas – student achievement, community and resources – those attending also came up with the top five objectives to be accomplished. Student achievement objectives are: » Use Ohio Teacher Evaluation System results to match professional development training to specific teacher/ staff needs and implement post-

training assessments. » Use the college and career readiness program NAVIANCE to build career guidance, job sharing, tutorials, and capstone program offerings for students. » Increase district performance index to at least or greater than 90 on the Local Report Card. » Earn overall value added score of at least C on the LRC. » Meet at least 15/26 academic indicators on the LRC. Community objectives are: » Engage and encourage community members to participate in a student advisory/mentorship program and have enough mentors to achieve a 1:5 match. » Hire a public relations professional. » Develop a district strategic plan to specifically increase parent and community engagement. » Develop and implement exit surveys. » Allocate a staff “owner” for community and district communications.

Members of the Winton Woods Board of Education are, from left John Pennycuff, Kim Burns, Tim Cleary, Cindy Emmert and Eric Thomas. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY.

Resources objectives are: » Assess current staff placement to determine role/skill match. » Realign staff as necessary. » Develop a model that matches resources directly to goals. » Match dollars to human capital with focus to ensure stu-

dents have sustainable success. » Analyze impact buildings are having in not adequately supporting student achievement. Cheryl Ryan, deputy director of board services at the Ohio School Boards Association, led the two-day workshop.

Fire department visit

Gabby Ernst and Sophia DeCarlo try using the firehose. PROVIDED

Pictured with the Springfield Township firefighters are first-graders Hendrix Cross, Mia Siefert, Anna Young, Nelson Harrison, Mackenzie Chaney, Nathan Schaber, Maddex Gross, A.J. Brokesh, Donald Novotny, Aiden Crary, Amanda Phan, Ava Otto, T.J. Bajema, Griffin Libecap, Margaret Meiners, Avery Harper, Claire Merkle, Devon Harland, Landen Murphy, Jonathan Prather and Joseph Sherwood. PROVIDED


irst-graders of John Paul II Catholic School visited the Springfield Township Fire Department. Students learned about fire safety and earned a firefighter badge. They got to spray the hose, dress in a fire suit and sit in an ambulance.

Percy Lee tried on a fire safety suit that was just his size. PROVIDED

Gabby Ernst and Braden Rice sit in the back of an ambulance.PROVIDED

Sitting on the back of the ambulance are, from left: Griffin Libecap, Colin Daniels, Ava Otto, Rachael Hipolito, Claire Merkle, Lena Hunn and Margaret Meiners. PROVIDED



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Imani Partlow of Winton Woods goes up strong between three Seton defenders during a Division I sectional contest last season. Partlow leads the Lady Warriors with 18.7 points and 9.0 rebounds per game this season.TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Life as an independent may pay dividends for Lady Warriors By Tom Skeen

FOREST PARK — The recipe for success is embodied in the Winton Woods Lady Warrior basketball team this season. Stellar guard play, a dominant big person in the post and a schedule that ranks among the toughest in the state, maybe even the country, have coach Calvin Johnson’s team on the brink of a special season. The Lady Warriors are 11-2 with both losses coming by one point. Their 46-45 overtime loss to Mason – who is ranked No. 2 in The Enquirer Division I area coaches’ poll – came after playing in a tournament in Tennessee, arriving home at 2 a.m. Monday morning, going to school that day and playing the Comets that evening. The second loss was to Homewood-Flossmoor High School out of Illinois, who is currently ranked No. 11 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Girls Basketball Rankings. The Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings nailed a half-court prayer to knock off the Lady Warriors Dec. 27 at the Girl Powher Showcase at Walnut Hills High School. “I am very proud of my team just because we play a college-level schedule when it comes to the amount of games we play each week,” Johnson said. “… It’s challenged their mental strength and tested our physical ability, but it gets them mentally tough for when we have to play in the playoffs.” To begin the season Johnson’s squad played four games in seven games, including two in Tennessee, and recently wrapped up a stretch of four games in eight days. They end the season playing six games in 12 days. All of this is a biproduct of being an independent and having to play games based on other teams’ sched-

ule. “We learn from it and talk about how we can get better from each experience,” Johnson said. “How do we take this as a positive and learn from it and continue to carry on? We

“I am very proud of my team just because we play a college-level schedule...” CALVIN JOHNSON

Winton Woods head coach

treat every game like a state championship because not being in a conference means we play the best of the best.” The post presence of senior Imani Partlow (Xavier University commit) and guard play of senior Tyra James (Kent State commit) makes them the highest-scoring duo in the city at 36.2 points per game. But, it’s not just their play on the court that pleases their coach. “We have a thing, and I borrowed it from (former Notre Dame football coach) Lou Holtz, and it’s trust, character and commitment,” Johnson said. “… Those two girls embody everything that the program stands for. … None of what we are doing would be possible without their commitment to our program. There isn’t enough I can say about those two girls.” With that being said, the play of Mekai White, Jakia Evans and guard Lauren Harvey is what’s going to determine how far this team can go. “It wasn’t just Imani and Tyra (at the Powher Showcase),” Johnson said. “We talk about trust, character and commitment and we trust the other girls that when the time comes to hit a shot or knock down some free throws that they can do it. … It’s been a team effort.”

Junior linebacker Solomon Tentman of Roger Bacon prowls the UC sideline during the Dec. 28 Belk Bowl.

Local Bearcats wrap up season The University of Cincinnati Bearcat football team again included several area players from the Hilltop Press coverage area. Under Coach Tommy Tuberville, the Bearcats were 9-4 and played again in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, NC on Dec. 28. Photos by Scott Springer


Boys basketball

» Colerain topped Mount Healthy 60-44, Dec. 30 to earn its first win of the season. Senior Trevon Mays scored a game-high 26 points, including six 3-pointers, and teammate Fred Riley added 20 for the Cardinals. Senior Andrew Wilfong led the Owls with 10.

Freshman Ryan Leahy got reps this season as an offensive lineman.



La Salle bowlers roll deep en route to Classic title By Tom Skeen

La Salle High School bowlers are without a doubt rolling deep right now. The Lancers won the Holiday Classic at Eastern Lanes Dec. 28 with a score of 4,404, taking down the likes of Northwest (4,310), Middletown (4,305) and Oak Hills (4,229), all of whom rank in the top four in The Cincinnati Enquirer Division I area coaches’ poll. “We got real close in a bunch of tournaments last year and for us to go in there against a big field on a stage like that and finally win a tournament is pretty fun to be a part of,” coach Hollis Haggard said. “It’s so hard to win a tournament, period, and then to win a tournament with as many good teams as there are in the South-

Haggard’s top five who have a sense of calmness over them when it comes to big, pressure moments. “They’ve been there before and seen what tournament style bowling is,” the coach said. “Bowling a tournament and bowling a match is totally different. The first time you bowl a tournament you’re super nervous and once you’ve been down that road three or four times prior, it makes it just that much easier.” With a second-place finish at the Best of the Best in Columbus and third-place at the Holiday Tournament at Western Bowl Dec. 15, high schools know they must play tough against Lancers. “To have that respect and wow-factor from the other schools, that’s exciting for La Salle bowling,” Haggard said.

west area, it makes it even more special.” Haggard’s squad features five returning bowlers from last season, including Matt Nichols, Will Mullen and Eric Blessing – all of whom earned firstteam All-Greater Catholic League honors last season. Nichols was on fire at Eastern Lanes, bowling a 289, 225 and 279 for a tournament high 793 series, setting a new school record and earning him alltournament honors. “He’s a senior this year and that’s the best I’ve seen him throw the ball over a three-game set in the four years I’ve been around him,” Haggard said. “He legitimately could have had two 300’s. … It’s fun to be a part of it when a kid is able to put it all together like that.” Ben Millard and Danny Reichwein round-out

From left, front, Brett Bellman (kneeling), Will Mullen, Matt Nichols and Ben Millard; back row, assistant coach Bob Wingerberg, Matt Knebel, Danny Reichwein, Eric Blessing and coach Hollis Haggard celebrate after La Salle won the Holiday Classic at Eastern Lanes Dec. 28 with a score of 4,404, beating Northwest by 94 pins. THANKS TO SACHA DEVROOMEN BELLMAN

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CATCHING UP WITH COLLEGE ATHLETES The Hilltop Press asked college athletes’ family and friends to submit information so our readers can get caught up on their activities.

Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith, a graduate of La Salle High School, is a soccer player for Transylvania University. In his senior year, the forward had 44 points for Transylvania. For his efforts, he was named the 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Most Valuable Player of the Year and First Team All HCAC, as well as All-Great Lakes Region First Team for 2013. From the HCAC website: “Smith

has led the Transylvania offense this season, leading the conference in points and goals. The senior forward has scored 18 goals and added eight assists to lead the Transy offense, which ranks first in the HCAC in scoring with 43 goals this season. In conference matches, Smith led the league with 11 goals and 27 points scored in nine matches. This is the second-straight Offensive MVP award for Smith.” Previous accomplishments also include 2012 First Team All HCAC and First Team All Region and 2010 HCAC Freshman of the Year His parents are Mary and Dennis Mikkelson and Rick Smith.

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Jan. 1 question Should the U.S. adopt an advisory panel’s recommendations to end the government’s systematic collection of logs of all Americans’ cellular phone calls and require those to be kept in private hands “for queries and data mining” only by court order? Why or why not?

“We are definitely in an 1984 epic realty show. Unfortunately, it is not a 'show' but the central government intrusion into our lives. “The recent U.S. District Court opinion was on the money. Eroding our private lives is unacceptable. This started when 9/ 11caught most of us by surprise. Many documents have shown that the present wholesale spying on citizens would not have prevented that tragedy. “Secret courts whiteout public information is a danger to the Constitution. One should read that document to understand the many ways that government agencies are twisting it.” W.B.

“Yes, the US should probably adopt the recommendation, but the president has said there will be a decision made about much of this in January. In the post-911 world many parts of our freedom of speech have been curtailed. “The real question is how much freedom are we willing to sacrifice in order to feel safer from terrorism occurring on our soil? And if you have a problem with that sacrifice of freedom, don't use a cell phone.” TRog

NEXT QUESTION What do you think of city council giving the go ahead to resuming the streetcar construction for Cincinnati? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

Legal pot makes sense Over the past few months, The Enquirer has performed an important service in alerting the community about the growing heroin addiction problem. Among other things, The Enquirer has pointed out the increasing Howard risk posed to Rahtz COMMUNITY PRESS first responders and citiGUEST COLUMNIST zens by dirty needles, the lack of treatment beds for addicted people and the fact that, in Ohio, more people now die from drug overdoses than in auto accidents. It has been noted that heroin is cheaper, more plentiful and of a higher purity than in recent times. In fact, the heroin problem facing us is Exhibit A of the failure of drug prohibition. Concern over the heroin problem was the major impetus leading to President Richard Nixon declaring the war on drugs in 1971. Despite the outlay of over a trillion dollars since 1970, thousands killed in drug-related violence and the imprisonment of Americans at a rate higher than any other country in the world, the heroin problem is significantly worse today than it was in 1970. When I worked in a methadone program in 1972, the purity rate for heroin was about 3 percent. Today the purity rate for street heroin is estimated at 40 percent. With growing agreement that the war on drugs has been a failure, the question is what do we do now In discussing a new direction, we can first agree that use of all drugs, including tobacco and alcohol, carries risks. Human beings, despite the risks, have consumed these substances for thou-

Some of the marijuana that was on display at the Butler County Sheriff Office during a press conference with Sheriff Richard Jones, who gave details of an undercover drug investigation that resulted in the arrest of several students from Miami and Ohio universities.TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

sands of years. They will continue to do so. Our challenge is to find a policy that is directed more by rationality and results and less from a kneejerk impulse to lock them all up. The second important point widely agreed on is the need for additional treatment resources. Addicts and their families looking for help in our area are more likely to be put on a waiting list than into a program. Let’s recognize every addict is a high-volume customer for the drug cartels.Treatment takes these customers and their revenue away from the drug traffickers. Although nearly everyone agrees on the need for more treatment, finding the money is a difficult proposition. Governments at all levels are strapped for resources, and there is a long list of priorities that compete for available funds. An earmarked revenue source dedicated to prevention and treatment programs makes the most sense. Where

Fireplace, wood stove safety tips to help protect your health Home fire safety tips include more than installing fire alarms and developing a fire escape plan. While less obvious, fire places and wood stoves can produce pollutants that Megan can harm your Hummel health, if not COMMUNITY PRESS addressed. GUEST COLUMNIST If you smell smoke inside your home, that’s a sign that harmful air pollutants are in your home. Wood smoke contains a mixture of air pollutants including microscopic particles. Studies show particle pollution can harm the lungs and heart and even cause early death. According to the U.S. EPA, particle pollution can trigger asthma attacks, impair lung development in children, increase symptoms of COPD and cause coughing, wheezing and chest tightness. For people with heart disease, particle


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pollution is linked to heart attacks, irregular heartbeat, heart failure and stroke. People at greater risk from particle pollution, including wood smoke, are older adults, children and teens, and people with certain health conditions such as heart or lung disease and asthma. New or expectant mothers may also want to take precautions to protect the health of their babies. Burning the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance can reduce harmful air pollution.

Burn the right wood

Not all wood is the same. Always burn dry, seasoned wood to reduce particle pollution. Softwoods such as Douglas fir need six months to dry and hardwoods such as oak need at least 12 months. Garbage, plastic, treated lumber and driftwood should never be burned.

Burn the right way

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book. It creates a lot of smoke and burns inefficiently, meaning the heat literally goes up in smoke. Moisture meters are inexpensive and available at hardware stores to test the wetness of wood before burning. Wood should only be used if the moisture content is 20 percent or less.

Burn in the right appliance

Like an old car that belches smoke out of the tailpipe, old wood stoves are bad polluters and less efficient. Newer, EPAcertified wood stoves and fireplace inserts (wood stoves designed to fit into a fireplace), reduce air pollutants by 70 percent compared to older models. Remember, there are also some important regulations for open (outdoor) burning. To learn more about air pollution or open burning please visit Megan Hummel is the public relations coordinator for the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.

to find that revenue is the question. Legalizing marijuana is the first, most logical step that can be taken. For those now gasping, take a deep breath and consider the fact that prohibition has been totally ineffective in keeping Americans from using drugs. Take a look at pot, our most used illegal drug. Despite some of the most punitive penalties in the world, American use of pot is second only to our northern neighbor Canada. High school students in our country use marijuana at a nearly 50 percent higher rate than those in Holland, where marijuana is consumed legally in coffee shops. Colorado and Washington have legalized recreational marijuana, and observers are reporting that the sky in those two states has yet to fall. Medical marijuana is legal in 17 other states and despite the shrill warnings of prohibitionists, a recent study finds teen pot use in those states did not increase following med-

ical marijuana approval. Economist Jeffery Miron estimates that if pot were taxed in the same fashion as other businesses, it would generate about $15 billion a year, significant money even in Washington, D.C. A significant portion of that money should be earmarked to support treatment programs so those addicted could find help paid for by legalized marijuana. Legalization of marijuana not only generates dollars, but would provide significant savings in criminal justice costs. Nearly three-quarters of a million people are arrested each year in the U.S. for pot possession. The cost to arrest and process these individuals is significant and steals scarce resources that could be directed to other priorities. One example – Ohio has more than 2,000 untested rape kits sitting in storage. Shifting funds from marijuana enforcement to processing that backlog would appear to be an easy decision. Of all the arguments over legalizing marijuana, the most persuasive is simple fairness. The hypocrisy of marijuana prohibition is staggering. Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton both smoked pot. These two head a long list of politicians, Supreme Court justices and celebrities whose pot use is typically treated in a joking fashion, something most unfunny to ordinary citizens with a criminal record for engaging in the same behavior. Howard Rahtz is a retired Cincinnati Police captain who lives in College Hill. He is a member of LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and has worked in both drug treatment and law enforcement. He is the author of “Drugs, Crime and Violence: From Trafficking to Treatment.”

GOVERNMENT CALENDAR You can express your views to local officials by attending their meetings. Here is a list of the times and locations for local governmental meetings. All meetings are open to the public.

Forest Park

Council meets the first and third Monday of the month at 8 p.m. in council chambers for a business meeting, and at 7:30 p.m. on the sceond and fourth Monday for work sessions. All meetings are in council chambers at 1201 W. Kemper Road. Call 513-595-5200 for information.

Mount Healthy

Council meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at City Hall, 7700 Perry St. Call 513-931-8840 for information.

Springfield Township

Trustees meet at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Allen Paul Community Room at the Springfield Township Civic Center, 9150 Winton Road. Work sessions are at 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. These meetings are open to the public, but there is no citizen participation. Call 513-522-1410 for information.

Finneytown Local School District

the Finneytown High School library, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace. Call 513-728-3700 for information

Northwest Local School District

Board of Education meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Northwest Administrative offices, 3240 Banning Road. Call 513-923-3111 for information.

Mount Healthy Local School District

Board of Education meets at 5 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Mount Healthy Board of Education offices, 7615 Harrison Ave. Call 513-729-0077 for information. These meetings can be seen on Time Warner channel 17 and Cincinnati Bell Fioptics channel 847 on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM and Fridays at 3:30 p.m. They also replay on Time Warner channel 15 and Cincinnati Bell Fioptics channel 845 on Sundays at 8:30 a.m.

Winton Woods City School District

Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month in board offices, 1215 W. Kemper Road. Call 513-619-2300 for information.

Board of Education meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at

5556 Cheviot Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45247 phone: 923-3111 fax: 853-6220 email: web site:

Hilltop Press Editor Dick Maloney, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





Winton Woods High School presents ‘Flowers for Algernon’

The cast and crew of “Flowers for Algernon,” the fall play at Winton Woods High School. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY

At the bakery, Charlie’s coworkers await his return to his job. Pictured from left are Gina (Nadia Goforth), Frank (Nick Platt), Joe (Alex Huckleberry) and Charlie’s boss, Mr. Donner (Devon Parker). THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY

Winton Woods High School recently presented its fall play, “Flowers for Algernon.” The play is the story of Algernon, a mouse who has had experimental surgery to increase its intelligence, and Charlie, a mentally challenged man, who undergoes the same surgery and becomes a genius. As Charlie’s intelligence increases, Algernon shows signs of regression. Knowing that his doctors can’t help him, Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence long enough to save himself. The show’s director was Michelle Kozlowski, technical director was Larry Day, and student directors were Dana Jetter and Parker Sarra.

Charlie (Anthony Thompson) buries Algernon, knowing his own fate is moving in the same direction. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY

Charlie (Anthony Thompson) tells, from left, Burt Seldon (Ryan Capal), Professor Nemur (Rebecca Day) and Dr. Strauss (Kayla Upthegrove) that he knows his intelligence is regressing, and he must work to save himself.

Charlie’s teacher Alice Kinnian (Kayla Fields) confesses that she’s not sure she’ll be able to keep up with Charlie’s (Anthony Thompson) increasing intelligence. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY

Teenage Charlie (TyJaye Capell) appears at the introduction party with Mr. Nemur (Sanjay Nelson), Professor Nemur (Rebecca Day), and a partygoer (Nadia Goforth) to the consternation of his older self (Anthony Thompson). THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY


Charlie Gordon (Anthony Thompson) introduces his landlady, Mrs. Mooney (Kirby Simpson), to the mouse, Algernon. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY

Just after the operation to increase his intelligence, Charlie Gordon (Anthony Thompson) records his progress. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JAN. 9 Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Beginner-level dance class open to all capable ages. Wear smooth-soled shoes. With instructors Betty and Estil Owens. Free. 671-7219; Springfield Township.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Forest Park, 1212 W. Kemper Road, Fifteenminute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Forest Park. Mobile Heart Screenings, 2-5 p.m., Save-a-Lot, 6700 Hamilton Ave., Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. 866-819-0127; Winton Hills. UC Health Mobile Diagnostics Mammography Screenings, 8 a.m.-noon, Price Hill Health Center, 2136 W. Eighth St., Cost varies by insurance. Financial assistance available to those who qualify. Registration required. 585-8266. Price Hill.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

FRIDAY, JAN. 10 Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Bridge Church, 7963 Wesselman Road, Learn to square dance. $5. 941-1020. Cleves.

College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Free. 542-2739; College Hill.

Recreation Amateur Cornhole Tournament, 7 p.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, 4390 Bridgetown Road, Open to amateur players ages 21 and up. Includes soft drinks, coffee, snacks and appetizers. Split-the-pot raffles. Bottled beer available. First place team wins $200, second place: $100. Benefits Cub Scout Pack 187. $30 per team, $5 spectators. 490-1840; Green Township.

SUNDAY, JAN. 12 Art & Craft Classes Make a Monster, 1-3 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., Use pre-sewn monster form to stuff, sew shut and decorate. $20. 225-8441; Westwood.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension and support the integrity of the spine. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Leslie Sansone’s Walk Live, 2:15-3 p.m., Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple, 1150 W. Galbraith Road, Lower level. One-mile walk in powerful, low-impact, indoor, aerobic workout. Free. 324-6173. North College Hill.

MONDAY, JAN. 13 Art & Craft Classes Stained Glass Make It Take It, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $20-$35. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood.

Drink Tastings

Clubs & Organizations

Warm Up Winter Wine Tasting, 5:30-8 p.m., Nature Nook Florist and Wine Shop, 10 S. Miami Ave., Five wines plus light snacks. Ages 21 and up. $6. 467-1988; Cleves.

Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Business Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, Mount Healthy Christian Village, 8097 Hamilton Ave., Free. 923-1985; Mount Healthy.

Music - Acoustic

Exercise Classes

Tracy Walker, 7:30-9:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., 542-2739; College Hill.

Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Incorporates variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Registration required. 617-9498; Springfield Township. Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Moving meditation, increasing strength and flexibility, allowing for calming of mind and refreshing of spirit. Bring mat. $35 fiveclass pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Introduction to Yoga for Rookies, 5:30-6:30 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Weekly through March 17. Building strength, flexibility and relieving stress. $90. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Hatha Yoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Bring mat and engage in stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. $10. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Support Groups Caregivers Support Group, 9:30-11 a.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Ask at desk for room location. For those responsible for care of elderly or disabled loved one. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483. Delhi Township.

SATURDAY, JAN. 11 Art & Craft Classes Beginning Knitting, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., Learn basics of knitting and more. $10. 225-8441; Westwood. Sewing 101 Class, 9-11 a.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., Learn to sew in one-on-one class setting making pillow and getting acquainted with sewing machine. All materials provided. $50. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood. Stained Glass Make It Take It, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., Learn basic skills of glass cutting, foil wrap and soldering while creating either a snowman, dragon fly garden stake, sun catcher or night light. $20-$35. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood. Painter’s Tape Masterpiece, 3 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Create colorful modern masterpiece using simple painter’s tool. Ages 12-18. Free. Registration required. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness, 10:30-11:30 a.m., St. John’s Westminster Union Church, 1085 Neeb Road, $5. 347-4613. Delhi Township.

Music - Folk Chris Collier, 7:30-9:30 p.m.,

Health / Wellness New Solutions to Eliminate Pain, 11 a.m.-noon, Miami Township Senior Center, 8 North Miami Ave., Learn dos and don’ts of pain management. Natural approaches to pain management given rather than relief from a bottle. Ages 21 and up. Free. 941-0378. Cleves.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

TUESDAY, JAN. 14 Exercise Classes Fit Chixx, 10-10:45 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Strength training, plyometrics, cardio and core. $5. 205-9772. Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dillard’s-Western Hills, 6290 Glenway Ave., Fifteenminute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Westwood.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 Auditions American Girl Fashion Show Auditions, 5-7:30 p.m., Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati, 9101 Colerain Ave., More than 350 local girls needed to present historical and contemporary fashions to celebrate being an American Girl as part of American Girl Fashion Show. Ages 4-12. Free. Registration required. 205-9957; Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Yoga Back Therapy, 6-6:45 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Gentle yoga postures to soothe the back. $30 for five-class pass or $7 drop-in. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Religious - Community Free Community Meal, 5:306:30 p.m. , Central Church of Christ, 3501 Cheviot Ave., Free. 481-5820; Westwood.

THURSDAY, JAN. 16 Art & Craft Classes Make a Butterfly or Dragonfly Pin for Teens, 4 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Make a pin using either a butterfly or dragonfly charm. Ages 12-18. Free. Registration required. 369-4478. Forest Park. Sock Snowmen, 4 p.m., Cheviot Branch Library, 3711 Robb Ave., Learn how to make a snowman out of a sock and then add your personal style. Ages 12-18. Free. Registration required. 369-6015. Cheviot.

Clubs & Organizations Forest Park Women’s Club Monthly Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Winton Road, Speaker: Tim Coats from Wild Birds Unlimited. Coats tells about feeding backyard birds in winter. 522-0066; Forest Park.

Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, Free. 671-7219; Springfield Township.

Health / Wellness Mobile Heart Screenings, 7-11 a.m., Kroger Finneytown, 8421 Winton Road, Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. 866-8190127; Finneytown. Pre-Diabetes Class, 4-6 p.m., Mercy Health – West Hospital, 3300 Mercy Health Blvd., Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. 9563729; Monfort Heights. Five Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Western Tennis and Fitness Club, 5490 Muddy Creek, Learn five key elements to achieving and maintaining full health potential by having a good and proper weight. Ages 21 and up. Free. 941-0378. Green Township.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

FRIDAY, JAN. 17 Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 6:30-

Cub Scout Pack 187 is hosting an amateur cornhole tournament at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, 4390 Bridgetown Road. The tournament is open to players ages 21 and up. The cost is $30 per team, $5 for spectators. For more information, call 490-1840 or visit PHOTO 7:30 p.m., Bridge Church, $5. 941-1020. Cleves.

Music - Jazz Lydian Mix, 7:30-9:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Performing jazz standards. Free. 542-2739; College Hill.

Support Groups Caregivers Support Group, 9:30-11 a.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, Free. Registration required. 929-4483. Delhi Township.

SATURDAY, JAN. 18 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101 Class, 9-11 a.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood.

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. Colerain Township.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

TUESDAY, JAN. 21 Health / Wellness

Health / Wellness Yoga Back Therapy, 6-6:45 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass or $7 drop-in. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Religious - Community Free Community Meal, 5:306:30 p.m., Central Church of Christ, Free. 481-5820; Westwood.

Hoedowners, 6:30-10 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, No prior dance experience necessary. $15. 761-4088. Greenhills.

Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Finneytown, 8421 Winton Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Finneytown.

Exercise Classes

Literary - Signings

Zumba Fitness, 10:30-11:30 a.m., St. John’s Westminster Union Church, $5. 347-4613. Delhi Township.

Gregory Petersen, 6:30 p.m., College Hill Branch Library, 1400 W. North Bend Road, Author discusses and signs “Open Mike.†For adults. 369-6036; College Hill.


Support Groups

On Stage - Theater

Community Dance

Music - Acoustic Bromwell Diehl Band, 7:309:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Free. 5422739; College Hill.

SUNDAY, JAN. 19 Exercise Classes Yoga, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Leslie Sansone’s Walk Live, 2:15-3 p.m., Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple, Free. 3246173. North College Hill.

MONDAY, JAN. 20 Art & Craft Classes Stained Glass Make It Take It, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $20-$35. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood. Beads ‘n’ Books, 3 p.m., Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave., Make a piece of jewelry for your library card. Ages 12-18. Free. Registration required. 369-4474. Westwood.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, $10. Registration required. 617-9498; Springfield Township. Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Hatha Yoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $10. 741-8802; www.col-

Alzheimer’s Association Family Support Group, 2 p.m., Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road, Open to family and/or caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Free. 6051000; Greenhills. Caregiver Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Corpus Christi Church, 2014 Springdale Road, Parish Center Library. To support those that are caring for disabled or elderly parent (relative). Share experiences and coping techniques along with information on available resources in our community. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483; New Burlington.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22 Art & Craft Classes Make a Bead Bracelet for Teens, 4 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Make a bracelet using beads. Ages 12-18. Free. Registration required. 369-4478. Forest Park.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 7:30-9 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, Parish Center. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483. Greenhills.

Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, Free. 671-7219; Springfield Township. The 39 Steps, 7:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and add a dash of Monty Python for this fastpaced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater. $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Senior Citizens Open House, 2-4 p.m., Triple Creek Retirement Community, 11230 Pippin Road, 2540-B Strawberry Lane. For seniors who want to avoid the hassles of homeownership while still maintaining their independence. Free. Through March 13. 851-0601; Colerain Township. Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

FRIDAY, JAN. 24 Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Bridge Church, $5. 9411020. Cleves.

Drink Tastings Getting Through Winter Wine Tasting, 5:30-8 p.m., Nature Nook Florist and Wine Shop, 10 S. Miami Ave., Five wines plus light snacks. Ages 21 and up. $6. 467-1988; Cleves.



Incorporate healthy greens into your diet with pizza I was flipping through my gourmet food magazines and two items kept popping up Rita as “newHeikenfeld bies” for RITA’S KITCHEN 2014. One is the herb fennel, in particular bronze fennel. I had to chuckle since I’ve grown both green fennel, which produces a delicious bulb, and also bronze, which is grown for its leaves and seeds, for years. Fennel contains vitamin C and potassium, good for immune and nervous systems, and the heart. In fact, I just featured a fennel/garlic crust on pork roast on my cable show “Love Starts in the Kitchen.” Watch it on Time Warner local access. The other trend is kale, but not the oldfashioned curly kale like Grandma grew. Kale varieties are almost endless. You’ll find lots of recipes, including the two I mention in my pizza recipe. Kale is an easy cool crop, so grow some come spring. I’d also like to issue a formal invitation for you to share your favorite recipes and tips along with the story that goes with them. I’m not particular, so whatever you like to cook, whether it’s fancy, plain or in between is fine by me. If you send along a photo, so much the better!

Whole wheat pizza with garlic, greens and two cheeses We grow kale, including Locinato/Tuscan/Dino and Russian kale. Both are milder tasting than curly kale. Mixing kale with Swiss chard or spinach tones down the taste of kale. Greens like these contain nutrients essential for tissue growth and repair, and even your picky eaters will like this. You can use just chard or spinach if you like. 1 pre-baked 12 oz. Boboli whole wheat pizza shell 2-3 teaspoons finely minced garlic 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Pizza sauce to cover Enough small Swiss chard or spinach and kale leaves to cover (or large leaves, chopped) 6-8 oz. Fontina cheese, shredded 3-4 oz. crumbled goat cheese Optional: Sliced tomatoes, chives

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Stir garlic into olive oil. Brush over crust. Top with pizza sauce and greens, overlapping leaves so entire surface is covered. Sprinkle with cheeses. Slice cherry or regular tomatoes and lay on top if you like. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese melts.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Substitute Gorgonzola for goat cheese.

Rita’s pizza recipe features healthy greens plus two kinds of cheese.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Priscilla Pancoast’s heirloom corn pudding Wow – talk about lots of requests for this! The original recipe came from Priscilla’s mother’s cousin, who was from Niles, Ohio. “This almost has a cult following,” said Priscilla. Check out my blog for more corn pudding recipes, including the famous Beaumont Inn’s corn pudding, along with an old-fashioned version of this treasured side dish. 2 eggs 1 stick of butter1 package Jiffy corn muffin mix

8 oz. grated cheddar 8 oz. sour cream 1 can yellow corn with juice, approximately 15 oz. 1 can cream-style corn, approximately 15 oz.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter, beat eggs slightly, then mix everything together and put in greased 21/2 quart casserole and bake for about 45 minutes.

Tips from readers’ kitchens

Add extra flavor to box cakes. Nancy Mauch, a Clermont County reader and mom of my former editor, Lisa Mauch, shares this tip:

For box cakes, substitute milk or juice for liquid called for. “Adds another element of flavor,” Nancy said. Buying blue cheese in bulk. Dave, a loyal reader, said he found a five-pound bag of blue cheese crumbles at GFS (Gordon Food Service) for $19. He made batches of Nell Wilson’s blue cheese dressing and was looking for an affordable way to do it. Tomato preserve recipe a big hit. Lana Kay, a Northern Kentucky reader, made my aunt Margaret’s recipe last summer. “I was surprised how many people

had never tasted them,” she said. Lana shared it with an Amish vendor at a farmer’s market and I have no doubt it will become a big seller. Tomato preserves are another trendy, but really old-fashioned, condiment that chefs will be featuring this year. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle Jim’s culinary professional 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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CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

7717 Harrison Ave Mt. Healthy, OH 45231 Rev. Michael Doerr, Pastor 513-521-6029 Sunday 9:00 a.m...... Contemporary Service 9:45a.m...... Sunday School 10:45 a.m........ Traditional Worship Nursery Staff Provided “A Caring Community of Faith” Welcomes You

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-12

LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran LCMC 8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown

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Rev. Richard Davenport, Pastor Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Sundays

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UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Changed from the Inside Out: A New Mind" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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Monfort Heights United Methodist Church 3755 Cornell Rd., Sharonville , Ohio 45241 You have a choice of Ministry: 1. Traditional Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: English Multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-ethnic. 2. Contemporary Sunday Worship with Freedom Church at 10:30 AM. Language: English It’s not about Religion; it’s about relationships! 3. Taiwanese Traditional Sunday Worship st 2:00 PM. Language: Taiwanese, UC Campus Fellowship on Saturdays, 4. Seventh Day Adventist Saturday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: Spanish Loving - Caring - and Sharing God’s Word Notes: Nursery School is provided at each Worship time English as a Second Language (ESL) is taught on Saturday 10-12 AM. Various Bible Studies are available.


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Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Gathering: Bible & Conversation 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available Handicap Access "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

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NON-DENOMINATIONAL HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST Colerain Township Three Weekend Services Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Road 1/4 mile south of Northgate Mall 513-385-4888 µ

PRESBYTERIAN Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Growing Faith, Sharing Hope, Showing Love Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer, Rich Jones & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

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er Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Students from any Cincinnati area high school, public or private, are invited to apply for both the exchange and the scholarships offered through the Mallory Exchange Fund. Students from Munich will visit Cincinnati this year during the weeks of April 12 to April 27. Students from Cincinnati will visit Munich June 15 to July 1. Students do not need to speak German in order to participate in the exchange. More information about the exchange and applications are available at

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to 18. The student from Munich stays with his/ her partner in the spring for two weeks and then the Cincinnati student stays with his partner’s family that summer. Students spend their time sight-seeing, visiting their partner’s school, and building both friendships and understanding of a one another’s culture. Last year’ trip to Munich included among other events tours of the city, a weekend at a youth camp in the Bavarian Alps, a visit to a salt mine and the Koenigsee, as well as the Holocaust Memorial at Dachau. The exchange is open to all students the Great-


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The Munich Cincinnati Sister Cities organization is seeking participants for its 18th annual student exchange. This year’s exchange is able to offer participation assistance to qualifying students who attend high school in Cincinnati through a generous grant from the William Mallory International Student Exchange Fund. This support is one more indication of the importance former Mayor Mallory placed on building international relations for our city. The Sister Cities’ Student Exchange with Munich pairs a student from Munich with a student from Cincinnati aged 15

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations Joseph Johnston, born 1988, possession of an open flask, Dec. 19. Myron L. Bradley, born 1961, obstructing official business, Dec. 24. Travis Tompkins, born 1987, assault, Dec. 25. Christopher R. Gillium, born 1982, carrying concealed weapons, having a weapon under disability, misdemeanor drug possession, Dec. 26. John Kirk, born 1990, domestic violence, Dec. 26. Randall A. Hail, born 1986, permitting drug abuse, Dec. 27. Russell D. White, born 1961, drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments, Dec. 27. Eric Young, born 1989, domestic violence, Dec. 28. Quiana S. Barnett, born 1979, obstructing justice, Dec. 28.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery 2709 Hillvista Lane, Dec. 21. Assault 1672 Llanfair Ave., Dec. 18. 2661 North Bend Road, Dec. 25. 5687 Colerain Ave., Dec. 26. Burglary 5301 Eastknoll Court, Dec. 23. 5831 Shadymist Lane, Dec. 23. 2952 Highforest Lane, Dec. 26. 2962 Highforest Lane, Dec. 27. Criminal damaging/endangering 2972 High Forest, Dec. 29. Domestic violence Reported on Colerain Avenue, Dec. 23. Reported on Argus Road, Dec. 26. Reported on Kipling Avenue,

Dec. 29. Theft 5321 Eastknoll Court, Dec. 23. 5747 Argus Road, Dec. 24. Vandalism 5530 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 24.

FOREST PARK Arrests/citations Rene Rosrolerzo, 42, 478 Dewdrop, domestic violence, Dec. 19. Shandrell Jones, 26, assault, Dec. 14. Rebecca Benjamin, 56, 4 Merlin Drive, theft, Dec. 11. Angelo Wulton, 23, 1451 Lungara Drive, theft, Nov. 30. Demarlow Hill, 21, 11441 Folkstone Drive, trafficking in drugs, Nov. 26. Wade Hill, 57, 11441 Folkstone Drive, possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs, Nov. 26. Jordan Brown, 27, 1236 Waycross, disorderly conduct, Dec. 12. Robert Howard, 32, 11576 Framingham, carrying concealed weapon, Dec. 12. James Burke, 36, 2608 Wehr Road, possession of drugs, Dec. 12. James Summers, 27, 315 Williams St., theft, Dec. 13. Delores Smith, 58, 11540 Fitchburg, child endangerment, Dec. 13. Karen Hall, 20, 105 E. North, theft, Dec. 14. Teddy Covington, 18, 183 Garfield Ave, theft, Dec. 11. Rebecca Benjamin, 56, 4 Merlin Drive, theft, Dec. 17. Dustin Carpenter, 25, theft, Dec. 19. Shandell Jones, 26, 1000 Market, assault, Dec. 19. Charles Strattman, 51, 6009 Vine

St., criminal trespassing, Dec. 19. Nigal Knox-Allen, 18, 4116 Kirby, theft, Dec. 20. Ryan Mcroy, 35, 132 Sweet Briar Drive, theft, Dec. 20. Carlos Mendoza, 34, 11503 Quailridge, domestic, Dec. 22. Alvin Williams, 20, 1119 Waycross, theft, Dec. 22.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery Victim reported at 11499 Freemantle, Dec. 16. Burglary Residence entered at 11426 Fremantle, Dec. 11. Attempt made at 11027 Quailridge, Dec. 19. Residence entered and gifts of unknown value removed at 2098 Quailridge, Dec. 19. Reported at 766 Hanson Drive, Dec. 21. Criminal damaging Reported at 11322 Southland, Dec. 13. Window damaged at 693 Danbury Road, Dec. 12. Garage door dented at 11624 Elkwood, Dec. 18. Living room window damaged at 1995 Waycross, Dec. 19. Reported at 12134 Hanover, Dec. 19. Panel valued at $300 removed at 11324 Southland, Dec. 21. Criminal trespassing Victim reported at 1143 Smiley, Dec. 19. Domestic violence Victim reported at Farmington, Dec. 11. Forgery Victim reported at 1201 W. Kemper, Dec. 11. Robbery Attempt made at 608 Dewdrop, Dec. 17. Theft

Fraudulent purchases made at, Dec. 11. iPhone valued at $692 removed at 1231 W. Kemper, Dec. 11. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 2299 Waycross, Dec. 13. Merchandise valued at $36 removed at 1143 Smiley, Dec. 14. Reported at 1143 Smiley, Dec. 16. $200 removed at 630 Northland, Dec. 16. iPhone valued at $400 removed at 1080 Penneton Court, Dec. 17. Steel valued at $2,000 removed at 1856 Waycross, Dec. 13. Reported at 11688 Mill Road, Dec. 15. Vehicle theft at 955 Waycross Road, Dec. 20. Reported at 1143 Smiley, Dec. 20. Wallet and items of unknown value removed at 1143 Smiley, Dec. 22. Unauthorized use of motor


Carl Alexander Carl L. Alexander, 88, formerly of Mount Healthy, died Dec. 27. Survived by children Carl (Judith) Alexander, Jacqueline (Joseph) Rogers, Joyce (Mark) York; siblings Kenneth (Marilyn) Alexander, Emma Jones, Gerry (Ben) Price, Barbara (Bob) Klepper; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Audrey Alexander, parents Lester, Mary Alexander, sister Christine Pfeiffer. Services were Jan. 3 at Neidhard-Snow Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Walter Kist Walter A. Kist, 59, Mount Airy, died Dec. 23. Survived by wife Nancy Kist; daughters Amanda (Robert) Bowling, Mallory Kist; granddaughter Emma Bowling; mother Viola Kist; sisters Debra Masters, Jane (Ron) Routh. Preceded

in death by father Oscar Kist, brother David Kist. Services were Dec. 30 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Lindner Center of Hope.

Albert Wegman Albert H. Wegman, Springfield Township, died Dec. 23. He was an Army veteran of Korea and a member of the Ohio Valley Beagle Club, TCYO and Radio Rosary. Survived by sons Dan (Kami), Tom, Don (Nanette), Bill (Melissa) Wegman; grandchildren Daniel, Ryan, Alexandra, Shelby, David, Jenna, Katie, Betsy;

great-grandchildren Ethan, Elena, Amelia; siblings Clara Combess, Ray, Clem, Bill Wegman; friend Mary Wegman Mercurio. Preceded in death by wife Jean Wegman, Clemens, Marie Wegman, siblings Marie, George Wegman. Services were Dec. 28 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Bernard Church, 7130 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45247.

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Fairglen, drug abuse, Nov. 27. Matthew Baumer, 22, 8000 Hamilton, drug abuse, Dec. 12. Juvenile female, 15, disorderly conduct, Dec. 13. Joseph Williams, 61, operating

vehicle Reported at 11651 Norbourne, Dec. 20.




POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B5 vehicle impaired, Dec. 13. Cory Lewis, 24, 5572 Montgomery, drug abuse, Dec. 13.

Incidents/reports Criminal damaging Garage damaged at 1404 Compton, Dec. 13. Theft Reported at 7335 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 12. Reported at 7900 Hamilton, Dec. 16.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Naquan Allen, 24, 3625 Reading Road, criminal damaging, Dec. 6. Juvenile male, 13, disorderly conduct, Dec. 6. Amie Smith, 35, 598 Fairground Road, drug abuse, Dec. 7. Kristi Kemper, 26, 1416 Stone Road, abuse, Dec. 7.


James Smith, 22, 2154 Sevenhills Drive, weapon law violation, Dec. 7. Heather Terry, 46, 1933 Roosevelt Ave., weapon law violation, Dec. 7. Morance Harrison, 33, 800 Holyoke Drive, assault, Dec. 7. Jermaine Gordon, 21, 465 Dewdrop, obstructing, Dec. 8. Hakeem Williams, 22, 465 Dewdrop, obstructing, Dec. 8. Juvenile female, 16, obstructing, Dec. 6.

5925 Kenneth Ave.: Fourth Power Investments LLC to Lewis, Cedric L.; $15,000. 7744 Knollwood Lane: Bessey, Timothy E. & Christine A. to Foley, Erica M.; $79,000. 1504 North Bend Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Warsaw Capital LLC; $35,000. 877 Oakfield Ave.: Griffin, Robert L. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $80,558. 1562 Wittlou Ave.: Melson, Janice & Accurie to HSBC Mortgage Services In; $64,000.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Jewelry of unknown value removed at 7851 Pinemeadow Lane, Dec. 6. Burglary Residence entered at 9275 Meadowglen, Dec. 6. Residence entered at 8884 Zodiac, Dec. 9. Criminal damaging Window damaged at 12094 Doe Run Court, Dec. 5. Vehicle damaged at 1762 Forester Drive, Dec. 9.




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11860 Kempersprings Drive: 4360 Properties LLC to S. R. Long Realty LLC; $380,000. 11278 Logenberry Circle: H3 Development LLC to Powell, Teresa G.; $119,000. 503 Bessinger Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Tran, Dieu; $30,000. 683 Crenshaw Lane: Murray, Quincy E. & Camara to Federal National Mortgage Association; $32,000. 786 Evangeline Road: Schnee, Karen A. Tr. to Palombo, Reina; $106,500. 750 Hanson Drive: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA to Home Ownership Center of Greater Cincinnati Inc. Th; $109,170. 896 Holyoke Drive: Green, Deerik & Lisa to HSBC Bank USA NA Tr.; $58,000. 11330 Kenshire Drive: Rigo, Mathias N. III & Pamela S. to Embry, Nathan Tr.; $38,500. 11633 Mountholly Court: Hodges, Vera E. to LNV Corp.; $66,000. 534 Waycross Road: Gerwe, Judith Ann to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA; $56,000.


29 Andover Road: Hoffmann, John R. to Meister, Joseph A.; $36,000. 79 Drummond St.: McWhorter, Kenneth Tr. to U.S. Bank NA; $36,000. 10 Hadley Road: Clay, Elizabeth M. to Olson, Pamela K.; $107,000. 93 Ireland Ave.: Daniels, Marga-

ret H. to Hundley, Michael; $85,000. 26 Handel Lane: Spaeth, Anthony L. & Bridgette M. to Brokaw, Melanie K.; $128,500. 382 Ingram Road: Anaple, Glenn M. to HSBC Bank USA NA; $48,000. 1009 Ligorio Ave.: Schultz, Brian E. & Mardell Glinski Schultz to Maradiaga, Maria M. & Claudia M. Velez; $123,500.


5255 Ponderosa Drive: Myers, Scott Edward & Amy Lyn to Hary, Adam & Magdalena; $60,000. 2801 Westonridge Drive: Dicarlo, Kathryn D. to Younger, John Robert Montr & Krisa; $112,900. 5825 Shadymist Lane: Spring Valley Bank to Schaller, Clifford J.; $65,000.


Affinity Place: Clarke, Marty E. to Monte Sano LLC; $80,000.


6484 Betts Ave.: Cincinnati Housing Partners Inc. to Benton, Celeste M.; $130,000. 6421 Savannah Ave.: Herald, Vonita L. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $78,000. 1701 De Armand Ave.: Miami Savings Bank to Real Property Mavens LLC; $27,500. 1701 De Armand Ave.: Real Property Mavens LLC to Integrity Home Rentals Ll; $32,000. 1710 Galbraith Road: North College Hill Community Improvement Corp. to AE/CH Properties LLC; $583,433. 1714 Galbraith Road: North College Hill Community Improvement Corp. to AE/CH Properties LLC; $583,433. 2030 Galbraith Road: Crider, William & William C. to Zapf, William & Christina; $25,000. 6910 Mearl Ave.: North College Hill Community Improvement Corp. to AE/CH Properties LLC; $583,433.


8940 Ebro Court: Burnet, Capital LLC to Golden Real Estate

Investment LLC ; $29,000. 1013 Garnoa Drive: Dalton, Judith L. & Michael O. to Bank of America ; $30,000. 1174 Hearthstone Drive: Edgar Construction LLC to Picket Fence Properties L. ; $58,900. 9595 Leebrook Drive: Crowe, Joseph B. Tr. to Roell, Mark Andrew & Elizabeth Crowe Roell ; $199,000. 2150 Lincoln Ave.: College Grove 1 2 and 3-A Condominium Association to Broerman, Charles & Eminely ; $7,500. 8752 Long Lane: Dahman, Sherry Baker Tr. to Jaeger, John F. & Faye A. ; $131,000. 10063 Mill Road: Weaver, Deborah K. to NAPA Valley Property LLC ; $75,000. Millbrook Drive: Crowe, Joseph B. Tr. to Roell, Mark Andrew & Elizabeth Crowe Roell ; $199,000. 7945 Ramble View: Huening, Christopher J. & Kate J. Weiss to Blalock, Valerie R. ; $98,000. 1995 Roosevelt Ave.: Weaver, Michael W. to Federal National Mortgage Association ; $32,000. 7846 Winton Road: Townsley, Letticia to Townsley, Letticia ; $15,008. 7846 Winton Road: Rice Billy, Joe to Townsley, Letticia ; $60,032. 1323 Woodland Ave.: Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC to Wilfong, Robert ; $17,000. 9674 Woodmill Lane: JD Smith Holdings LLC to D&D Carpentry LLC ; $48,300. 9630 Beech Drive: Seedorf, Catherine D. to Hall, Todd R. & Patti; $130,000. 1291 Bellune Drive: Blankenship, Ronald D. & Troy D. Stumbo to Federal National Mortgage Association; $46,000. 9280 Bridgecreek Drive: Drees Co. The to Lackey, George L. &

Venessa M.; $123,643. 1115 Hearthstone Drive: JD Smith Holdings LLC to Equity Trust Co. FBO Michael R. Stephensira; $59,900. 1733 Hudepohl Lane: Schneider, Joseph C. Sr. to Noel, David; $45,000. 10149 Lochcrest Drive: Jernigan, Elizabeth Lee to Rogers, Deisy M. & Michael; $207,000. 9394 Montoro Drive: Huber, William A. & Michelle Marie Meyer to Kees, Kara; $125,000. 1380 Section Road: Willing, Scott M. to CJD Property Management LLC; $120,000. 1400 Section Road: Willing, Scott M. to CJD Property Management LLC; $120,000. 972 Twincrest Court: Harris, Stanford J. & Jayne A. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $62,000. 618 Vincennes Court: Williams, Douglas L. & Elizabeth J. to Haag, Bruce & Deborah; $170,000. 8549 Wyoming Club Drive: Hauser, Cynthia M. to Johnson, Carol C.; $83,000. 405 Meadowcrest Road: North Side Bank and Co. Tr. to Home Equity Corp; $55,000. 1549 Meredith Drive: Braddock, Gloria to Bigelow, Prescott Iv Tr.; $8,800. 9068 Millcliff Drive: Froehlich, Phillip A. & Doris M. Trs. to Springs, Marvina M.; $125,000. 12080 Regency Run Court: Burger, Mary E. Tr. to Stain, Michael G.; $55,000. 28 Ridgeway Road: Collins, Ryan to Martin, Robert E.; $70,000. 10619 Stargate Lane: Schellhas, Mary Ann to Dhital, Narapati; $153,000. 705 Woodfield Drive: Luebbe, Leo B. Jr. to Spaeth, Anthony L.; $163,000.

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