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Harry Beutel, from left, Jen Floyd, Michael Floyd and Pastor Mark Putman install crown molding in a New Orleans home. The volunteers went to New Orleans last year to help in the continued recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

Church on New Orleans mission

By Rob Dowdy

Round ’em up

While the earthquake in Haiti continues to dominate the news, a Pleasant Run church hasn’t turned its back on a natural disaster that damaged an American city in 2005. John Wesley United Methodist Church is sending a group of volunteers and church members to New Orleans Feb. 27 through March 6. This will be the church’s fifth mission trip to the hurricane-ravaged city. Church member Tom Richey is organizing the trip, which he says will mix hard work on wind- and water-damaged homes with short excursions to regional restaurants and tourist attractions. “I try to make the trip a fun trip,” he said. By going back to the same area each year, Richey said the church members are able to establish a connection with local residents. He said a resident they helped in the second year of the trip remains in contact with the church and a year after helping the woman, she invited the 13 volunteers to dinner as a kind gesture. “It’s her way of saying ‘thanks’ for fixing her

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house,” Richey said, adding the volunteers took her out to dinner the following year. Richey said New Orleans is still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and as long as work needs to be done and volunteers are willing to lend their time, John Wesley United Methodist Church will make its way down to the city.

Bus buy deemed ‘urgent necessity

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chase, the new buses would cost much more and wouldn’t be available until the end of the school year. With high school busing Lee reinstated with the current semester, he said the district needs the buses as soon as possible. “It was a money-saving move as well as being able to get the buses quickly,” Lee said. Winton Woods Business Manager Steve Matthews said the new emissions standards,

By Rob Dowdy

In an attempt to save money and avoid costly new emissions standards, Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education is bypassing the bidding process to purchase two new buses. During a recent meeting, the board voted to declare a case of urgent necessity and authorized the purchase of two school buses without advertisement. Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education President Jack Lee said if the district had decided to wait for the bidding process to finish before making the pur-

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Andy Shreve repairs the floor of a New Orleans home during John Wesley United Methodist Church's mission trip last year to the city.

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Declining revenues projected to result in a $1.2 million deficit in two years will mean an operating levy for the Finneytown Local School District. The school board voted Jan. 25 to take the first step in putting a 7.95-mill levy on the May ballot. Interim Superintendent Alan Robertson said the district is asking the Hamilton County Auditor to verify the mills needed to raise $1.7 million in additional funds annually. Voters approved the same amount in 2004. “We said then it would last three years and we’ve stretched it to six,” Robertson said, citing a number of budget cuts How much during that will it cost time. A 7.95-mill The district levy would cost closed Cotton- the owner of a wood Elemen- home with a tary School, cut $100,000 staff and out- market value an sourced its jani- estimated $235 in additional torial services. District Trea- property taxes. surer David Oliverio said state funding is decreasing and estimates Finneytown will lose “half a million dollars in the next five years.” Tangible personal property taxes also have dipped drastically going from $473,673 in 2007 to the $33,000 received this year, Oliverio said. The tangible personal property tax is levied on business equipment and inventory, Oliverio said. “We project getting $16,000 next year and then it stops completely, except for possible delinquent payments,” Oliverio said. The state, he said, is phasing out the tax and it will end completely in the 2011-12 school year. “We’ve been as fiscally responsible as we could be, but unfortunately with the way state funding is right now, we have to look to our community for additional funds,” said Laura Horn, school board vice president. A 7.95-mill levy would cost the owner of a home with a $100,000 market value an estimated $235 in additional property taxes, Oliverio said.

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Finneytown school board fills seat By Heidi Fallon

Jay Ahlrichs says he’s ready to tackle all that’s ahead for the Finneytown


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Local School District. Ahlrichs was named to fill the vacant school board seat and began his term last month. An 11-year-old resident of the district, Ahlrichs and his wife, Kelly, have a fifthgrade daughter attending Whitaker Elementary School. He was one of six district residents interviewing with the school board for the seat. “I wanted to give back to

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the community and continue to be an active parent. It’s a very important time in our district.” Ahlrichs has a professional background in sales management and said he currently is working as an assistant manager of quality assurance for the U.S. Census. He's been a volunteer for Finneytown schools and the Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA. Laura Horn, board vice president, said of the six candidates for the seat, “all were well-qualified.” “But,” Horn said, “Jay just rose to the top and his background will be helpful on the board. With the seat filled, the board is now looking at finding a superintendent and passing a May operating levy. Board President James Wright said the board is using the Ohio School Boards Association to help in the superintendent search.

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It’s not every day a famous abolitionist and advisor to Abraham Lincoln visits, but such is the case Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Forest Park branch library. Michael Crutcher has been across the country and Europe portraying Frederick Douglass, and his appearance in Forest Park will be on the same level as those for much larger performances. Crutcher said he began portraying Douglass about five years ago, when he found out his great-great

What: Spirit of Frederick Douglass, with Michael Crutcher When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 Where: Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road Registration is required. Call 369-4478 for more information. grandfather was a soldier in the Civil War. While he first considered portraying his relative, he ultimately decided on Douglass. “I’ve been from coast to coast,” he said. “It’s been a good experience.”

Millie Henley, children’s librarian at the Forest Park library, said she first saw Crutcher as Douglass during a recent historical exhibit. “It’s as though Frederick Douglass came to life when I saw him,” Henley said. Though Crutcher’s act has been seen by thousands in America and Europe, he said he still enjoys performing for the smaller crowds typically attending libraries, schools and churches. The performance is part of the library’s celebration of Black History Month. Last year’s celebration featured a Harriet Tubman portrayal.

Forest Park woman retires after 44 years By Heidi Fallon

Barbara Newman was happy to retire but sad to be leaving her family behind. Newman, 66, Forest Park, retired from her housekeeping job with the Mount Healthy Christian Home – a job she’d had for 44 years. Newman’s job has meant more to her than keeping the facility clean and tidy. “Leaving the residents is the hardest thing to do,” Newman said. “They’re


Barbara Newman put down her duster and maintenance supplies for good as she retired after 44 years with the Mount Healthy Christian Home. my family, really.” Nan DeBruler, Newman’s boss for the last five years, said Newman is “one of a kind.” “She is the most Christian, caring, compassionate person I’ve ever known,” DeBruler said. “She is a blessing to everyone she’s ever met. We will miss her terribly.” Newman said she plans to catch up on a growing stack of books, spoil her

two poodles and enjoy sleeping in on snowy days. “Bad weather is something I won’t miss,” she said. “I hated those mornings when it was snowy and cold. That is really the only thing I won’t miss about retiring. “I know people say they’ll come back and visit when they retire, but usually don’t. I will. This is my second family and I’ll miss them.”

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NCH gets ‘eyesore’ property By Heidi Fallon


This house at 1911 Catalpa Avenue will be torn down once North College Hill firefighters finish using the long-abandoned house for training drills.

Cheers followed the news that North College Hill had acquired a longabandoned house at 1911 Catalpa Ave. City Law Director Mark Basil told City Council

negotiations were finalized in January to get the deed to the single-family home. “Finally,” said Elverna Murray of the city’s Community Concerns Group. “It’s been an eyesore.” Basil said the condemned house had been boarded up after the home-

owners divorced and the bank ultimately foreclosed on it. “It was a walk-away property and the bank waived its interest in the house,” said Mark Fitzgerald, city administrator. “It cost the city nothing and it will be torn down

and the site cleared.” He said the fire department would use the structure for training drills. Once firefighters are finished, the house will be razed and the property be used for greenspace or put on the market.

Greenhills shows off on Valentine’s Day A community wide open house – Home is Where the Heart Is – will be on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, in Greenhills. A variety of available housing styles will be offered for viewing between noon and 4 p.m. The public is invited to learn of housing values to be found within the village. Housing styles available

for tour will include several historic townhouse units (these attached, unique single family homes do not require HOA fees), single family, condominium and landominium style housing. For information about the Home is Where the Heart Is tour, contact Judith Muehlenhard, Coldwell Banker West Shell, at 513885-0296.

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Greenhills has a rich history and high quality of lifestyle. Greenhills began as a government experiment and originated in the 1930s. It is one of three greenbelt towns built by the President Franklin Roosevelt administration as Works Projects Administration project to put contractors back to work and to provide much needed housing coming out of the Great Depression. Eleanor Roosevelt played a vital role in the development of the greenbelt towns: Greenhills, Ohio, Greenbelt, Md., and Greendale, Wash, are “planned communities” modeled after garden communities in England. The planned design placed a high value on walkability and convenience. The shopping center (the first to be built in Ohio)

is in the center of the community and offers a variety of shops, medical offices, restaurants, a bowling alley, post office and public library. The original Greenhills Country Club is now a semi-private club. The original club building now houses Molloy’s On The Green and is a banquet/reception hall, which is available for community and private rental. The Olympic size swimming pool was also build during the 1930s. Adjoining the pool is a nine hole golf course. The original homes (townhouse and apartment units) were designed with smaller front yards and beautiful rear yards, most back into green space or wooded areas. The entire village is surrounded by Winton Woods Park.

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Partnership could build playground By Jennie Key

A partnership between public government and private school families will yield a playground that everyone can enjoy. Colerain Township Parks and Services director Kevin Schwartzhoff says families from Our Lady of Grace School want to partner with the township to get playground equipment for Groesbeck Park. The park is adjacent to the school at St. Ann parish, and the school wants its students use of the playground equipment during recess. The township wants playground equipment at the park, and the partnership could help both entities. Schwartzhoff says parents of Our Lady of Grace students have raised about $30,000 for equipment and have agreed to provide volunteer labor to help with installation. He asked the board to kick in $30,000 as well. “We’ll get about a $75,000 project done for about $30,000 when you consider the labor,” Schwartzhoff said. Jim Schreyer, a parent of students at Our Lady of Grace and a Colerain Township resident, said he thinks the project benefits everyone. “The playground will be highly utilized,” he said. Trustee Joseph Wolter-

More information Groesbeck Park, 16.8 acres at 8296 Clara Ave., is behind the Groesbeck branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and adjacent to the St. Ann Church property on Galbraith Road. Colerain Township has received about $1.4 million in grants from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. More than $800,000 was given to improve infrastructure and prepare the site, which was given to the township by the Groesbeck Civic Association in 2003. The township received a second grant for $495,000 to pay for a project that will build three ball fields and a restroom facility on the property. A football field, press box and concession stand, and parking are already on site. man said the township builds parks for people to use and he thinks the project will draw people to Groesbeck Park. Wolterman and Trustee Dennis Deters OK’d the project. Trustee Jeff Ritter voted against the project. “I know I sound like Scrooge, but it’s a money call for me,” Ritter said. After the project passed, he told Schreyer to let him know when construction day is set. “If I can do it, I’d love to come and help,” he said. “I’m there. It was strictly a money issue.”


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Brothers singing

Faculty members from Martin de Porres High School, a Christian Brothers school from Rosedale, N.Y., sang with La Salle’s choir before the entire student body and faculty of La Salle. This performance was in celebration of the 2009 Huether Lasallian Conference, which was held in Cincinnati from Nov. 15 through Nov. 21, and it attracted other Christian Brother schools from around the nation.

LUNCH MENUS Thursday, Feb. 4 – Chicken nuggets with biscuit and jelly or turkey breast chef salad, peas, garden salad, kiwi half and orange quarter. Friday, Feb. 5 – Stuffed crust pepperoni or cheese pizza or turkey ham/breast chef salad, broccoli cuts, garden salad, peaches. Monday, Feb. 8 – No school: Professional Day. Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Chicken tenders with dinner roll or turkey ham chef salad, vegetarian baked beans, garden salad, pears. Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Rotini with meat sauce and breadsticks or popcorn chicken salad, seasoned green beans, garden salad, peaches. Finneytown Elementary Thursday, Feb. 4 – Egg and cheese sandwich, hash browns, orange smiles. Friday, Feb. 5 – Hot dog, baked beans, mixed fruit. Monday, Feb. 8 – Meatball hoagie with mozzarella, potato “starz,” fresh fruit.

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Thursday, Feb. 4 – Cheeseburger on multigrain bun, baked potato wedges, vegetable medley, homemade sweet treat. Friday, Feb. 5 – Fish sticks, macaroni and cheese, steamed broccoli, applesauce. Monday, Feb. 8 – Pasta with Italian meat sauce, carrots, garlic breadstick, chilled apricots. Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Chicken patty on multigrain bun, green beans, chilled pears. Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Pepperoni pizza, tossed salad with light dressing, orange smiles.

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Thursday, Feb. 4 – Chicken fajita with rice and corn, salsa, cinnamon applesauce. Friday, Feb. 5 – French toast sticks with syrup, sausage, hash browns, orange.

Monday, Feb. 8 – Chicken nuggets, cheesy mashed potatoes, diced peaches, wholegrain dinner roll. Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Stuffed crust pizza, garden salad with ranch dressing, applesauce. Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Beefy cheese nachos, carrots, diced pears.

Middle School menu

Thursday, Feb. 4 – Chicken fajita with rice and corn, salsa. Friday, Feb. 5 – Italian steak hoagie. Monday, Feb. 8 – Chicken nuggets, cheesy mashed potatoes, whole-grain dinner roll. Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Stuffed crust cheese or pepperoni pizza. Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Beefy cheese nachos.

High school menu

Thursday, Feb. 4 – Pepperoni or cheese calzone. Friday, Feb. 5 – Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup. Monday, Feb. 8 – Spicy chicken bun with lettuce and tomato. Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Garlic cheese bread with marinara. Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Bacon cheeseburger.

State Sen. Bill Seitz (R – 8th District)) urged local high school seniors who are interested in attending one of Ohio’s career colleges to apply for tuition assistance through the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools (OACCS) Legislative Scholarship Program. The OACCS, in cooperation with the Ohio General Assembly and 48 participating career colleges and schools across the state, is offering more than 275 scholarships worth nearly $1 million for students in the class of 2010 who are pursuing post-secondary training for careers in business, law, technology, medicine, criminal justice, education and a variety of other professions. The available scholarships may cover up to one-half of a student’s tuition or a specific dollar amount to be used toward the completion of a certificate, diploma or associate degree. The scholarship application deadline is April 1. Seitz said the career colleges participating in the scholarship program include Brown Mackie, the Art Institute of Ohio, Beckfield College, ITT Technical Institute, National College and Southwestern College, which all have cam-

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Simcha Kackley is personally invested in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. Her husband, Matt, who is a Cincinnati police officer, was diagnosed with it several weeks before their wedding two years ago. However, she said he was still able to “dance the night away.” Matt may have that opportunity once again. Kackley, 26, is organizing a “Rock’n Aspire! of Cincinnati” fundraiser 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Road. The event is to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Activities will include dancing, live entertainment, raffle and silent auction. PROVIDED

The Our Lady of Grace choral group Soarin’ performed a holiday show Dec. 11 at Parky’s Farm in Winton Woods. Singing are fifth- through eight-graders Luke Ruter, Anna Thomas, Alex Shepherd, Tatiana Shiele, Emily Knollman, Hunter Spears and Mackenzie Myers.

puses in Hamilton County. “While we often think of higher education in terms of the traditional four-year university, Ohio’s career colleges also have a tremendous impact on the professional success of Ohioans and the health of our economy,” Seitz said. “These schools offer students thorough, hands-on training in the career of their choice, passing along valuable job skills that can be immediately transferred to the workforce. Not to mention, these institutions can help build a strong, well-trained pool of workers that will help attract business investment to the state.” To be eligible for scholarship money, students do not have to demonstrate financial need, but they must have achieved a “C” grade average or better. In addition, applicants must be nominated by a current member of the Ohio General Assembly. All high school seniors from the 8th Ohio Senate District, who are interested in applying for the OACCS Scholarship, can send their nomination form to State Sen. Bill Seitz, Statehouse, Room 143, Columbus, OH 43215. More information can be found at For more information about the OACCS Legislative Scholarship Program, please visit

MS event to help, raise awareness By Forrest Sellers

Soarin’ singers

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Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Chicken nuggets, seasoned peas, applesauce, dinner roll. Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Spaghetti with Italian sauce, green beans, apple.

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What: “Rock’n Aspire! of Cincinnati” fundraiser for multiple sclerosis When: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 Where: 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Road Performers will include Karma Initiative and Perfect Electric. The bands will play a variety of music including reggae and rock. “It has been very inspiring that people want to help,” said Kackley, who is a resident of Finneytown. Kackley said more than 30 businesses are participating in some way. All of the net proceeds will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Kackley said she hopes to raise at least $5,000. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 day of the show. Information pamphlets will be available, and Kackley said plans are to have a representative from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society attend the event. For tickets, call the 20th Century Theater at 731-8000.

HONOR ROLLS Westside Montessori

The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

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Christiana Somers, Kabria Tyler and Andrew Uetrecht.

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Nara Arnold, Ryan Donohue, Taylor Lindsey and Veronica Uetrecht.

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Jonnell Canty, Mariesha Gibson, Jazmyn Jordan, Jessica Sand and Alphonso Upshaw.


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Ceremonial pins

Four years ago, McAuley High School sophomores initiated a new tradition – the pinning ceremony and prayer service – where each sophomore received a pin in the shape of the school crest, embossed with the school motto. From left, sophomores Maria Zint, Dorsey Ziller and Hannah Zapf carry on the tradition, showing off their pins during the ceremony Dec. 11. PROVIDED



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This week in basketball

• Mount Healthy boys beat Talawanda 55-53, Jan. 22. Mount Healthy’s topscorer was Matt Birch with 12 points, including one three-pointer. • North College Hill boys lost to Seven Hills 42-41, Jan. 22. NCH’s top-scorer was Greg Sevilla with 17 points, including three 3-pointers. • Finneytown boys beat Taylor 74-58, Jan. 22. Finneytown’s top-scorers were Ameche Okafur and Chris Bryant with 15 points each. • Winton Woods boys beat Anderson 70-39, Jan. 22. Winton Woods’ top-scorer was Dominique Brown with 22 points. • St. Xavier boys beat La Salle 51-47, Jan. 22. St. X’s top-scorer was Luke Massa with 17 points, including four three-pointers. La Salle’s top-scorer was Brandon Neel with 16 points. • Roger Bacon boys beat McNicholas 57-41, Jan. 22. Roger Bacon’s top-scorer was Jared Bryant with 15 points. • Aiken boys lost to Shroder 67-65 in overtime, Jan. 23. Aiken’s top-scorer was Nick McCoy with 30 points, including four threepointers. • Finneytown boys lost to Anderson 68-60, Jan. 23. Finneytown’s top-scorer was LaVincent Daniel with 15 points, including four threepointers.

This week in swimming

• La Salle boys came in second place with a score of 105 to Mason ‘s first place 149 and Elder ‘s third place finish of 73. La Salle won the 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:24.48. La Salle’s Joe Scherpenberg won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:50.07, Ben Schneider won the 200meter individual medley in 2:03.45, Colton won the 100meter flystroke in 57.64, Colton won the 100-meter freestyle in 50.82, Schneider won the 500-meter freestyle in 4:55.37 and Scherpenberg won the 100-meter backstroke in 57.71. • Seton girls took second place with a score of 100 against Mason ‘s first place 149 and McAuley ‘s 59. Seton won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:45.46. McAuley’s Sara Krueger won the 50-meter freestyle in 25.66, and Krueger won the 100-meter freestyle in 55.81.

This week in wrestling

Finneytown finished 10th in the Wyoming Duals, Jan. 23, losing to Loveland 36-15 in the ninth place finals.

This week in bowling

• Walnut Hills boys beat Mount Healthy 2,285-2,223, Jan. 25. Mount Healthy’s Chris Beddinghaus bowled a 398. • Roger Bacon boys lost to Harrison 2,721-2,438, Jan. 25. Roger Bacon’s Henry Rysz bowled a 369. Roger Bacon falls to 7-5 with the loss. • Seton girls beat McAuley 2,585-2,098, Jan. 25. Seton’s Pam Kettler bowled a 424. McAuley’s Jessica Homer bowled a 378. Seton advances to 10-2 with the win. • Walnut Hills girls beat Mount Healthy 1,656-1,432, Jan. 25. Mount Healthy’s Amanda Hoeffer bowled a 241.

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Roger Bacon blazing through schedule By Tony Meale

It was a season-changer. Playing at St. Xavier Jan. 5, the Roger Bacon boys basketball team, which entered the game 3-3 after going 20-4 last season, trailed by seven points with two minutes remaining. Roger Bacon stormed back via the hot hand of junior guard Paul Byrd, who converted a traditional three-point play before hitting what would prove to be the game-winning trey with 30 seconds left. Byrd finished with a team-high 18 points, and the Spartans won 50-49. “The first half, X did a great job of controlling the TONY TRIBBLE/CONTRIBUTOR pace,” Roger Bacon head coach Brian Neal said. Roger Bacon High School junior Paul Byrd, right, is one of four Spartans averaging at least 10 points this season. “They like to play slower, and we like to play a bit come sooner. “He’s just now starting to fourth in steals (1.7). faster. But we got to play at Neal said the biggest dif- (get back to where he was “We were a little conour pace in the last two cerned at the time,” Neal ference is that Bryant, who last year).” minutes, and I think our said of his team’s 3-3 start. averaged 6 points and 3.9 Also contributing are junpressure (defense) bothered “But when you look back rebounds last year, no ior forward Jabriel Coaston, them.” on it, none of those were longer shares minutes with who is averaging 10.3 The Spartans (10-3, 6-1) bad losses.” former teammate Adolphus points and shooting 50 perhave now won seven Roger Bacon lost to La Washington, who trans- cent from the floor, and straight with victories over Salle, which is 11-2 and ferred to Taft. Byrd, who is shooting 39.4 Badin, McNicholas and ranked third in the city, “Jared’s dedicated him- percent from three-point Elder, among others. Roger Scott County, which is the self to being the man,” Neal range. Byrd, who scored Bacon has now beaten X top-ranked team in Ken- said. eight points or fewer in his and Elder each of the last tucky, and Winton Woods, Also playing a key role is first six games, has had at two years. which is 11-1 and the top- reigning GCL-Central Player least 12 in five of his last six. “(The St. X game) was ranked team in Cincinnati. Incredibly, Roger Bacon of the Year Jorian Hudson. kind of a turning point for The Spartans’ top player The senior guard is second has four players averaging both teams,” said Neal, as has been junior center Jared in the league in scoring between 10 and 15 points St. X has won four of six Bryant, who leads the (14.8) and third in steals per game. with wins over Elder and La Greater Catholic League in (1.8). “It’s just a case in point Salle. “He broke his hand in of what it means to be good blocks (2 per game) and But for Roger Bacon, field-goal percentage – he is football, so it’s taken him teammates,” Neal said. “We which was named city shooting an astounding quite a bit to get back in the have a lot of trust in each champion for Divisions II-IV 72.3 percent from the floor. game,” Neal said of Hud- other, and anyone can be last year and returned many He also leads GCL-Central in son, who has verbally com- the guy. We have guys who of its key players, the win rebounding (7.8) and is mitted to play football for have worked very hard to over St. X couldn’t have third in scoring (14.7) and University of Cincinnati. get to this skill level.”

Other hoops happenings Finneytown

• The Wildcats (4-10, 2-6) fell 79-59 against Madeira Jan. 27. Junior guard Chris Bryant led the Wildcats with 22 points and three assists, while senior forward Ameche Okafur added 10.

Mount Healthy

• The Fighting Owls (7-8. 4-2) defeated Talawanda 5553 Jan. 22. Senior forward Matt Birch scored 12 points, while junior guard Derrick Floyd netted 11.

North College Hill

• The Trojans (8-5, 6-3) knocked off Cincinnati Christian 69-61 Jan. 26.

St. Xavier

• The Bombers (8-6, 4-2) bested Badin 52-39 Jan. 26. Senior Alex Longi led the way with 16 points, while seniors Luke Massa and David Niehaus added 14 each. Also contributing are guards Gavin Schumann, Adrian Ingram and Rashad Peterkin. Neal said he wants his team to get better defensively and win league, sectional and district championships – Roger Bacon lost in district play last year to eventual state runner-up Dayton Thurgood Marshall – and is willing to take his chances at regionals. “Once you’re at regionals, you’re two wins from state,” Neal said. “And we’d by lying if we said we weren’t thinking about that.”

Winton Woods surges in boys basketball By Mark Chalifoux

Strong, experienced leadership and team chemistry are the ingredients for Winton Woods success so far this season in boys basketball. The Warriors are 11-1 and currently sit atop the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye standings. “I knew we were capable of playing at a high level and we have seasoned players that know what it takes to win and be successful,” head coach Donnie Gillespie said. The Warriors have been led by forward Allen Payne who leads the team in scoring with 18.1 points per game, good for third in the conference. Nate Mason is second in scoring with 14.9 points per game. Dominique Brown is third in scoring with 13.5 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 6.7 a game. Semaj Christon leads the conference in assists with 5.7 a game and Dennis Thomas is one of the team’s top defenders. Gillespie said the team has high expectations for the rest of the season. “The team expects to be in Columbus,” he said. “We tell them to aim high and they all want to have a deep run in the tournament.”


Winton Woods guard Dominique Brown (12) goes up for the rebound against Milford.


Allen Payne is one of the top players in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference this season. Gillespie said that chemistry is so important and that having four starters back from last year’s team has helped. “We’ve been blessed with some talented basket-

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ball players and when you have that mixed with good chemistry you can find success,” he said. If there’s one area Gillespie wants to see the Warriors improve in before the

tournament it’s composure. “We need to make sure we stay composed the whole game and start fast,” he said. “We didn’t start fast against Walnut Hills (the team’s only loss).” Winton Woods lost 6563 to the Eagles but Gillespie said close games like that and a 72-70 overtime win over Garfield Heights earlier in the season will help the Warriors in the postseason. “You need games like that because it forces you to value each possession and

that’s something we haven’t been able to work on a lot in the games when we have a high margin of victory,” Gillespie said. Winton Woods has a trio of home games left in the regular season and Gillespie said if fans come out to support the team they will see an exciting product on the court. “We play hard from beginning to end and they are a lot of fun to watch,” he said. “We have athletes all over the court and we try to make the game fun.”

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Lancers overcome size deficit with speed, shooting By Tony Meale


La Salle High School junior guard Ryan Fleming drives the baseline against Orlando Hubbard during a 62-34 win at Purcell Marian Jan. 26. Fleming had seven points and three rebounds and has been a key returning starter for the Lancers this season. point shooting at 36.4 percent. “We always shoot the ball pretty well,” Fleming said. “We’ve actually struggled the last few games (in that area).”

“They’ve been through it – practices, big games, tough losses. Each one is different, but they’ve all made significant contributions.” Neel, Fleming and Woeste all started as sophomores on last year’s team. “Experience is good to have on your side,” Fleming said. Also contributing are sophomore guard Josh Lemons, who is seventh in the league in scoring (10 points per game), and junior guard Trey Casey, who leads the team in steals (1.9) and is shooting 52.9 percent from the field. Fleming has also been impressed with junior guard Michael Schmidt, who is hitting a team-high 48.9 percent of his three-point attempts, and noted the hustle of senior guard Alex Huesmann. Even with a young team – La Salle has just three seniors – Fleming isn’t

using this season simply as preparation for next season. “We’ve been preaching just the opposite,” he said. “You don’t know what’s going to happen. There could be an injury, someone could transfer – you just never know. Nothing’s guaranteed. So let’s do what we can this year.” La Salle’s only two losses are to league-rivals Moeller and St. Xavier by a combined six points. Still, Fleming said his team has a chance to win a share of the conference crown. He also credited Lancer fans for their support. “One thing that’s helped us has been the overwhelming student body,” he said. “It’s been even better than in years past. For our guys to look up and see their classmates giving their support has helped, especially for a young team. It’s been a big boost.”

BRIEFLY More in basketball

• Mount Healthy girls beat Norwood 63-22, Jan. 23. Mount Healthy’s top-scorer was Brandi Henschen with 15 points. • Aiken girls beat Woodward 44-41, Jan. 23. Aiken’s

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top-scorer was Bollin with 16 points. • Finneytown girls beat Taylor 54-44, Jan. 23. Finneytown’s top-scorer was Jasmin Griffin with 15 points. • Roger Bacon girls lost to Fenwick High School, Jan. 23. Roger Bacon’s top-scorer

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Weber excels on lanes, in classroom A’s and X’s don’t say everything about St. Xavier High School’s leading bowler, Chris Weber, but they do describe him pretty well. A’s in the classroom and X’s (strikes) on the lanes will make this scholar/athlete a welcome addition to whatever college he eventually selects. “Chris is an outstanding young man,” says St. Xavier head bowling coach Alan Runkel. “He brings a lot of maturity to the team and we will all miss him, his bowling abilities, and his leadership next year. At St. Xavier we teach our boys the phrase ‘Men for and with others’ and Chris is a great example of this philosophy.” On the bowling lanes this season, the Colerain Township resident has had no equal. After a match against Moeller on Jan. 26 at Crossgate Lanes, in Blue Ash, Weber had increased his city-leading prep average to 228. In the victory, Weber rolled individual games of 256 and 257 and

Despite its youth and lack of size, La Salle has shot its way to an 11-2 record and a top-three city ranking, this despite losing Jordon Crawford and Danny McElroy to graduation.


With no player taller than 6-foot 4-inches, Dan Fleming figured size would be a problem for his La Salle High School basketball team this year. Being wrong never felt so good. “It’s actually been an advantage,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of mismatches. A lot of (other teams’) big guys are having trouble matching up with our big guys. So what we thought was going to be a disadvantage has actually been an advantage.” The Lancers, which start four juniors and one sophomore (three of whom are 6foot or shorter), have used their quickness to penetrate in the lane and find open shooters on the perimeter. As a team, they lead the Greater Catholic League South division in three-

Crawford and McElroy both averaged more than 16 points per game last year and led the Lancers to the Elite Eight, where they fell to eventual state runner-up Princeton. They now play for Bowling Green State University. “This year has been much more of a group effort,” Fleming said. “We’re a little more wellrounded.” Leading La Salle is a trio of juniors – forward Brandon Neel, who is second in the GCL-South in scoring (14 points), seventh in rebounding (4.6) and second in blocks (0.9); guard Ryan Fleming, who is eighth in the league in scoring (9.2), third in assists (2.9) and fourth in steals (1.8); and guard Matt Woeste, who is averaging 7 points and is fifth in the league in steals (1.7). “They’ve shown good leadership,” Fleming said.



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Concussions need serious attention When your child suffers head trauma, it is frightening, but luckily not always serious. Most head injuries in childhood cause only external damage, such as bruising and laceration. Rarely a child will suffer a serious injury such as a brain bleed; these can be seen on CT scans, and are accompanied by severe symptoms. Concussions are brain injuries that cannot be seen on a scan, and don’t always cause immediate symptoms, but can still result in long term damage. So how do you know when to be concerned? Concussions are a temporary loss of brain function which can range in severity, but even mild concussions, if recurring, can lead to permanent brain injury and sometimes death. Concerning symptoms include loss of consciousness, amnesia, nausea and vomiting, extreme headache, trouble concentrating, poor coordination or balance, slurred

speech, confusion, and sleepiness. If your child exhibits these symptoms after a head injury, seek medical attention immediateTeresa Esterle ly. A child with obvious Community no symptoms Press guest should still be columnist m o n i t o r e d closely for several days after the injury. If the child begins to show any signs of headache, dizziness, vision changes, personality changes, poor concentration or forgetfulness, they should be examined by the doctor and benched until given clearance to return to sports. It is critical to follow a doctor’s advice about return to play. The brain needs time to heal after a concussion, and until it has done so, it is especially vulnerable to

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

For which team will you root in the Super Bowl? Why? “I will root for Indianapolis because I like Peyton Manning’s commercial’s and oh yeah, he throws the football like it was meant to be thrown!” K.K.

“Go, Saints, for lots of reasons. The main one? We’ve owned four St. Bernards.” M.S. “The Colts Have a farm in Indiana so that makes me a part-time Hoosier.” L.S. “The Saints. I always root for the underdog.” J.H. “I will be rooting for the Colts because I like the image Peyton Manning portrays.” A.H. “Early in the game I though New Orleans defensive players were purposely taking penalties for “roughing the passer” to intentionally injure Bret Favre (coaching decision?). Even injured, Favre had them beat.

Next question What is the best thing the president and Congress can do to reduce unemployment? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. Peyton Manning will have a field day. I’ll route for Indy but really against New Orleans.” W.H. “I am not much of a football fan, and only watch the Super Bowl when the Bengals are playing in it – out of hometown pride. Lucky for me, I've only had to watch it twice. Don't know or care who is playing this year.” J.B. “The Colts. Because I am really a fan of Peyton Manning.” B.N. “The Colts! I like Peyton Manning’s quarterback style. Plus I have friends in Indy that will be thrilled if they win.” C.A.S.

another injury. There have been numerous cases documented of sudden death when an athlete has returned to play too soon and suffered a second brain injury. This phenomenon is known as Second Impact Syndrome. Because of this risk, the athlete should not be allowed to play until he or he is completely free of symptoms both at rest and during exertion. An athlete who has too many concussions in too short a time may need to be benched for the season. Kids that are more at risk for concussion include those that play high impact sports. It is especially important that these athletes wear proper equipment including helmets, and they should follow the coach’s rules for safety, proper technical form, and good sportsmanship. When they suffer a head injury, they need to be honest about their symptoms and not feel that it is a “badge of honor” to play injured. The long term risk of recurring

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concussions has become the focus of recent research. The NFL has found that a disproportionate number of their former athletes have suffered brain damage leading to early dementia and other neurological problems. As result of this research, the NFL recently publicized new return-to-play rules which mandate that players be completely asymptomatic and pass a series of neurologic tests before they return to action. They also encourage a new culture in the sport which no longer glorifies players who play injured, and instead considers them irresponsible. So when your child suffers a head injury, take it seriously. Watch for symptoms that might indicate a concussion, and have your child assessed by their doctor if there are concerns. Follow the doctor’s orders about returning to play. Remember, it is better to miss one game than suffer a more serious injury and miss the whole season.

About guest columns We welcome guest columns on all sides of an issue; however, potential columnists should reserve space in advance with Editor Marc Emral by calling 853-6264. Include with your column your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a two-to-three line biography outlining your expertise related to this topic. Either include a color headshot of yourself, or make arrangements when you call to have your photo taken here. We reserve the right to edit for length, accuracy and clarity. Columns may be no more than 500 words. Deadline: Noon Friday for next Wednesday’s issue. E-mail: memral@community Letters, columns and articles submitted to the Hilltop Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. Teresa Esterle is a board certified pediatrician at West Side Pediatrics in western Cincinnati. She is also a member of the medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Realistic health care reform needed The more I learn of the present health care reform proposals, the more I realize that the health care will be worse than ever. Stop the madness and get realistic! Congress and the president are building a system that separates what you pay for health care from what you get. Under the reformed plans, out-of-favor groups will pay more and get less, while infavor groups will pay less and get more. Health care comes down to doctors, nurses, hospitals and medicines. If you provide more, you will get more health care. Look at Congress’ and the president’s plans, the money is spent in dividing up the same amount of health care using new complicated and costly rules. There is no increase in health care. Their plan is, one group gets while another gives. Who gets? Follow da money! Bureaucracy increases and the politicians control the bureaucracy. More of them. Look at all the new agencies being created! Politicians get. Who gives? Those who have inadequate health care will continue with inadequate health care. There are no more doctors, nurse,

etc.; those who remain will be paid less/worked harder. People who can pay will simply obtain medical care wherever they can get it. David The price simply Greulich increases. So, give. Community we What is the Press guest problem? There columnist is no overall problem but a lot of small ones; a bunch of improvements and corrections are needed. First, make available more doctors, nurses, hospitals and medicines. Increase the supply and the price goes down. For example, expand health clinics and associate them with teaching hospitals so that the uninsured or poor have access to some basic level of health care. Disconnect these from the emergency rooms and other expensive operations so that the cost is decreased. Let these places distribute generic medicines if they prescribe them. Save the ERs for emergencies. Use the money savings to cure the really sick.

Second, reduce the number of middlemen and their effort in the process, meaning reorganize the insurance process. Every dollar spent on bureaucrats (of any sort) is a dollar not spent on health care. Reduce the mandated benefits so that I buy what I want and am not forced to buy what the lobbyists sell. Third, the price I pay has to be related to the services I get, not to some set of rules made by the bureaucrats/politicians. It is my money and my life and I do not grant anyone else the right to spend or waste either one. Period. Sorry, we abolished slavery some years ago. Why are the politicians doing what they are doing? Greed and arrogance. How many of the politicians will benefit from the changes they propose? Most of them! How many will hurt by the changes? None of them! Duh! My fellow citizens, why are we tolerating this? Because we tolerate this! Fire the politicians who support this madness and elect people who will look out for us. We thought we did in 2008. Let’s try again in 2010. David Greulich is a resident of Colerain Township.

Premature hindsight is a great help The term “premature hindsight” occurred to me one evening when my boys were preschoolers. I had been offered the opportunity to increase my work hours and get a pay increase. I vividly recall standing at an old kitchen sink in our tiny kitchen thinking, “what am I going to regret in 20 years if I do or don’t accept this offer? If I take the pay raise, my pension will be higher someday and we might be able to squeeze out airline tickets for more visits to the grandparents or even buy a big-enough house.” But I could not put that price tag on the afternoons I was able to walk the boys to the local playground, build friendships with

other neighborhood mothers, and forfeit the joy that being both a less frantic mom and a good (though part-time) pastor was giving me. Once I made the decision not to take the job/salary increase, I labeled my decision-making experience one of “premature hindsight.” Instead of waiting until I actually looked back regretting the hours lost with Ben and Joe, I was able to make a pretty good guess about what those regrets would be and avoid them. The recent story of Miep Gies on NPR reminded me of premature hindsight. Miep Gies was the office secretary who defied the Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two

years. “Gies was the last of the few non-Jews who supplied food, books and good cheer to the secret annex behind the canal warehouse where Anne, her parents, sister and four other Jews hid for 25 months during World War II. After the apartment was raided by the German police, Gies gathered up Anne’s scattered notebooks and papers and locked them in a drawer for her return after the war.” Those papers became the diary that chronicled Anne’s life in hiding, Gies exercised a very brave kind of premature hindsight even though she always insisted she had done nothing extraordinary.

She said, “I myself am a fairly common person. I simply had no choice.” Miep Gies did have a choice. She exercised her “premature hindsight. “ I could foresee many, many sleepless nights and a life filled with regret if I would refuse to help the Franks. And this was not the kind of life I was looking forward to. Miep Gies died this January at the age of 100 years. Often in the course of our lives, we need to develop our own “premature hindsight” for a particular situation. We may not always make the perfect or best decision. But there is much to be gained by attempting to look back at the present moment in light of the consequences you can foresee

down each road you might travel. The better Cinda decisions I’ve Gorman made in the past have Community included “prePress guest mature hindcolumnist sight” and I plan to keep practicing it. Maybe with age I can develop 20/20 premature hindsight before I reach the century mark. Cinda Gorman, a life and career coach, is coordinator and host of the Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group. Reach her at 513-662-1244 or Her Web site is

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Finneytown teacher Terry Owen shows her students the apron they could win if their batch of chili wins the Wildcat Chili Cook Off. Vying for that honor with their Mama Bingham’s chili are, from left, Erin Vogt, Addie Keith and Rob Bingham. HEIDI FALLON/STAFF


Molly Huey, left, and Kaitlyn Gerrety, both of White Oak and members of McAuley High School's Women in Medicine Program, gather information on breast cancer awareness for women who got mammograms at Mercy Hospital Mount Airy.

Gannett News Service “Piece of cake,” Laura Taphorn announced as she left the imaging room at Mercy Hospital Mount Airy on Thursday evening. The White Oak woman, 35, had just gotten her first mammogram, thanks to an invitation from a group of McAuley High School students interested in pursuing careers in medicine. The invitation was part of an initiative by students in the school’s Women in Medicine program that aimed to bring 36 women in to get mammograms. Almost all of those slots were filled, and more than half of the women who participated got their first mammograms thanks to the event, organizers said. “It’s incredible,” said Bev Anderson, one of the managers of women’s imaging services at the hospital. “I have to attribute all of those new patients to the girls, to the program. It’s so difficult to get women to come in that first time.” Women in Medicine is a partnership between the high school and the hospital to introduce students to the wide range of career options available in medicine and health care, said program director Shirley Frey. This is its third year. Last year, students in the program decided they needed to do a community project, Frey said. She and Alice Wanninger, director of volunteer services at the hospital, came up with the idea of encouraging women associated with the school – “alumnae, mothers, aunts, grandmothers,” Frey said – to come to the hospital for a screening mammogram. “We sent out more than 7,000 letters,” she said. “On the first night, of the 12 women that came, eight

were first-timers,” Frey said. “That was really successful, we thought, to get that many first-timers.” The project was a natural, said Kaitlyn Gerrety, a junior at McAuley. “We’re women. Why not reach out to support women to get mammograms?” Elise Hargis, also a junior, was “so excited” when the project was announced. Her mother, Jody Hargis, was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. Both her grandmothers also had the disease. “I can relate to these women and I can share my story and tell them how important this is,” she said. Jill Brausch, unit secretary in the women’s imaging department, called the initiative “awesome. They were looking for people to work during it, and I said, ‘Just sign me up for any night.’” Brausch is a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with cancer in her left breast in 2007, then in her right earlier this year. “One in eight women will develop breast cancer, and with 36 women coming in, I told the girls the first night, ‘You have the potential to possibly save four lives.’ That’s something they need to be proud of.” Taphorn, a McAuley graduate, was already planning to get her mammogram when she got the invitation from her alma mater. This year, 36 sophomores and juniors are enrolled in Women in Medicine, Frey said. To qualify, students have to be in the school’s honors or college preparatory track, and they have to take advanced-level math and science classes. Next, students also will explore careers in engineering and law.

Classes clash in culinary cook off By Heidi Fallon

A bit of bacon, a dollop of chocolate and a substitution of venison for beef were a few of the secret ingredients as Finneytown High School students brewed up their special batches of chili. Students in the Food and Nutrition classes vied for honors in the Wildcat Chili Cook Off organized by their teacher Terry Owen. Owen sewed aprons for the winning students and first- and secondplace chili chefs also won gift cards. The contest started with students, in teams or solo, cooking up 18 entries. From those, Owen said, classmates voted on the top eight. Owen modified cook off rules from the International Chili Society for her version of the Wildcat cook off. “We provided the basic ingredients and students could add what they wanted,” Owen said. “I wanted it to be fun and a chance for students to put into practice their newly acquired expertise and knowledge of spices and how to be a more efficient chef.” Being more efficient meant stu-

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Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Childcare available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Participants must have completed beginner classes. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road. Survey of recent work. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314. Delhi Township.


Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road. Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. 9292427. Greenhills.


Girls Night In, 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. “Loving Yourself.” Speaker from the YWCA’s Girls Inc. project. For girls ages 1418. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15; West Price Hill.


Elvis Show, 7-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. $10. Registration recommended. 251-7977. Riverside.


Tuesdays With Morrie, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Former student is reunited with former college professor, who is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease, 16 years after graduation. $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Better Than Yelling, 7-9 p.m., Corpus Christi Church, 2014 Springdale Road. Skills to decrease yelling and increase satisfying relationships. $15. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio. 241-7745; New Burlington. F R I D A Y, F E B . 5


Piecemakers, 2-4 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Quilters and sewers create projects to benefit the community. Childcare available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, College of Mount St. Joseph, 2444314. Delhi Township.


Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Ramblin Roses, 8-10:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road. Mainstream and Plus-level square dance club. Recent square dance graduates and experienced dancers welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Greenhills. River Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128. Plus-level square dance and round dance club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Miamitown.


Step Aerobic Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Westside Boxing and Fitness Club Inc., 3428 Warsaw Ave. With trained personal trainer. Family friendly. $5, $20 for five classes. 314-7315. East Price Hill. StrollerFit, 9:40-10:40 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave. Cross training class for moms of all ages. Bring child in stroller. Bring water and mat for core work. $10. Presented by StrollerFit Inc. 2059772; Sayler Park.

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Shawn Gallaway, 7 p.m., Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 W. Galbraith Road. A guitarist, singer-songwriter, and visual artist who weaves music, song, and painting into a richly textured experience that calls for enlightened activism. CD-signing party and light refreshments follows the concert. $20. 829-3341; Colerain Township.


Hot Wax, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. 251-7977. Riverside.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.

II Juicy, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road. Free. 574-6333. Green Township.




Tuesdays With Morrie, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Aesop’s Classic Fables, 7 p.m., The Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road. Aesop recalls three stories re-told by a cast of puppets. Part of Winter Entertainment Series. Free. Presented by Madcap Puppet Theatre. 522-1410. Finneytown. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 6


Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.


Spinning, 8-8:45 a.m., Western Tennis and Fitness Club, 5490 Muddy Creek. Endurance Ride Saturday classes. $12; free members. Registration required. Through March 28. 451-4233; Green Township.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


Wine Tasting, 2-5 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown.


Weight Management Class, Noon-1 p.m., Curves, 3797 Shady Lane. Free. Registration recommended. 4671189; Miami Heights.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m., Patrick’s Sports Bar, 5060 Crookshank Road. Free. 451-1763. West Price Hill.


Carole Moore Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., The Lucky Lady, 9962 Hamilton Ave. With Larry & Bill. Ages 21 and up. 403-5100. Springfield Township.

Winter Hike Series, 10 a.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road. Hikes range from 4-5.5 miles. Hot meal follows hike. Vegetable beef barley soup served. No pets permitted. $5, free ages 12 and under with adult; vehicle permit required. Registration required online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Miami Township.


Murder Mystery Dinners, 6:30 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road. Cash bar. “The Cruise Ship Killer.” Audience participation. Adults. $33.50; vehicle permit required. Reservations required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Tuesdays With Morrie, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Cyrano, 1 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Adaptation of French classic “Cyrano de Bergerac” uses three actors and one musician to retell romantic and poetic story. Part of Saturday Morning Performance Series. Grades 6 and up. $5. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Mardi Gras Party, 7 p.m., Aston Oaks Golf Club, 1 Aston Oaks Drive, Oak Leaf Restaurant. Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band performs. Part of the parish’s 150th anniversary celebration. $20, includes two drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Reservations required. 941-3661. North Bend. S U N D A Y, F E B . 7


Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.


Hoffman Family Benefit Super Bowl Party, 5 p.m.-midnight, Molloy’s on the Green, 10 Enfield St. Includes chili bar, chips, pretzels, vegetable/cheese trays, pop, coffee and beer. Cash bar, Super Bowl squares, raffle, split-the-pot and silent auction available. Benefits Hoffman family. Ages 21 and up. $30. Reservations recommended.; Greenhills.


Conundrum will appear at the Northern Hills Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 460 Fleming Road, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, as part of the Challenging Performances Series. Admission is $10 or free for children and student musicians with identification. For more information, call 761-2568. Pictured performing at Chamber Palooza is Conundrum: Philip Amalong on piano, Danielle Hundley on flute, and soprano Mary Elizabeth Southworth. M O N D A Y, F E B . 8


Smokey Joe’s Cafe, 7-9 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Revue of songs of Leiber and Stoller. Five men and four women. Prepare 16 bars of 1950s or early 1960s rock ‘n roll song. Bring sheet music, no a cappella auditions. May be asked to learn short dance routine. Bring performance résumé. Ages 17-50. Production dates: June 2-20. Presented by Showboat Majestic. 241-6550. West Price Hill.


Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, First Financial Bank, 7522 Hamilton Ave. Free. 923-1985. Mount Healthy.


Income Tax Help, 9 a.m.-noon, North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Bring 1099s, W-2s, any other tax forms and last year’s tax returns. Free. Registration required. 521-3462. North College Hill. Let’s Do Lunch: Applebee’s, 11 a.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Catch the bus at the Senior Center for restaurant. Registration required. 521-3462. North College Hill.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Beginner Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Childcare available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; West Price Hill.

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Benefit Buffet, 5:30 p.m., Bayley Place Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court. $11. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 350 from Shiloh United Methodist Church. Meal includes barbecue, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, fruit fluff and king cake. Reservations required by Feb. 5. 921-7375; Delhi Township.



Job Search Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Consultants teach on topics to help with job search. Participants share leads and résumés. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. Freed Up Financial Living, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Discover tools, develop skills, prioritize goals and reduce debt. Six-week series. Bi-weekly through April 19. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Spirit of Frederick Douglass, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road. First person portrayal by Michael Crutcher. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4478. Forest Park.


Mudcloth Painting, 2:30 p.m., College Hill Branch Library, 1400 W. North Bend Road. Learn about the traditional method of bògòlanfini, dying cotton cloth with mud. This art form is practiced by village women in Mali, Africa. With Judy Dominic. Ages 5-18. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6036. College Hill.

The Brass Fellowship Concert, 7:30 p.m., St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St. Twenty-piece ensemble performs selections by Beethoven, Gabrielli, Faure and other composers. With Saint William Choir performing several choral anthems. Free, donations accepted. 921-0247; West Price Hill.


Ceramics, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Materials and training provided. Free. 521-3462. North College Hill.


All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m., American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave. Eggs, omelets, bacon, goetta, ham, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, fried potatoes, fruit and muffins. $8, free ages 6 and under. 729-0061. Mount Healthy.


Siena Music Series, 3 p.m., St. Catharine of Siena Church, 2848 Fischer Place. With choirs of St. Catharine and senior choral ensemble from Walnut Hills High School. Free, donations requested. 661-0651. Westwood.



Parents can find the perfect summer camp for their kids at the Summer Adventure Camp Fair, held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Cincinnati Museum Center. There will be day camps, residential camps, arts and education programs and more from local and national representatives, as well as enrichment services and products and on-stage performances. The event is free. The school with the most students in attendance (sign-up sheets available) will when a pizza party. Visit or

Tuesdays With Morrie, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Super Bowl Party, 5:30 p.m., Northgate Meadows Apartment Clubhouse, Clubhouse, 10101 Arborwood Drive. Includes food and drinks. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Catholic Alumni Singles Club. 8868640. Colerain Township.


“Cats” returns to Cincinnati for three performances at the Aronoff Center Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6 as a special presentation of Broadway Across America. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, “Cats” won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Performances are at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $22.50-$57.50. Visit or call 800-982-2787. The musical is family friendly.


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Big events highlight best and worst of sports world pointed out the powerful religious components in many public sports spectacles: special robes, music, and devotees costumes; adherence to prescribed rituals and chants; the vestal virgins of old cheering game participants and fans (fanatics); myopic coaches of young athletes setting practice sessions on Sunday mornings making adolescent athletes necessarily choose between practice sessions (more important) and church worship (less important); adoration bestowed on players convincing them and of their semidivine status, etc. On the positive side: great benefits come when sports are engaged in ethically and healthfully. The late Pope John Paul II was an athlete in his youth. In later reflections on the topic he spoke of the benefits of sports: they contribute to the integral development of the human person; can be a training ground for life itself, demanding self-discipline, loyalty, courage, coping with failure and adversity, fostering humility, justice, learning to work with others and facing one’s fears and anxieties, etc.

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What should you do if you sign up for something, cancel within three days as permitted, but still don’t get your money back? Unless you know your rights you may fall victim to those who keep your money even though they are not entitled to do so. Cleves resident Gary Graff and his wife, Diane, said this is what has happened to them. Back in November they answered an ad for a vacation club and went to a local hotel to hear the sales pitch. Gary said they already belong to two such clubs. “We went there and right away we told them of the ones we have, and I said it sounds alike. Things went on a little bit more and, of course, they keep trying to sell you,” he said. The Graffs signed up and paid nearly $3,000 for the membership with their credit card.

Late sportswriter Haywood Hale Broun believed that sports didn’t build character as much as they “revealed it” in a person. For us fans and our society, sports can serve as entertainment, relaxation, help form community attitudes and involvement, and take our minds off the heavy routine of work. Psychologically, sports can serve healthfully as the ritualized expression and catharsis of aggression. This writer has participated in various sports throughout life and have found them a wonderful benefit of life in this world. Our present task to honor sports and pass them on to our young is to keep them healthy for body and soul, not a detriment. John Carmody writes: “Just as we can thank God for the light of our eyes and the air we breath … so we can thank God for the exercise that helps us see the world more sharply and breath the air more deeply.


ball, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately – unless it was, you k n o w , important, Father Lou like a Guntzelman l e a g u e or Perspectives game s o m e thing,” said Dick Butkus. Joking or not, such an unhealthy attitude in order to win, cheating, drugs to enhance performance, etc., does no favor for sports, participants or fans. The thrill of winning is uplifting and celebrated. Winning at any cost is actually a personal defeat. In a much bigger picture of life, we often learn more from dealing with our honest defeats. Misplaced social attitudes can lead some athletes to believe their physical prowess makes them superior to fellow humans with talents in other areas of life such as art, music or other intellectual endeavors. Sports, for some, is almost a religion. Several sociologists have

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Are sports over-emphasized in our culture? Many a person today would offer a resounding “yes!” Extravagant salaries, greed, capricious owners, intended concussions or other injuries, arrogant athletes who see themselves as gods – so many factors suggest a “yes.” Professional sports seems too much about money, selfinterest, and celebrityhood for the participants – not local community representation, loyalty, inspiration of youth and love of the game. The good aspects of sports now usually seem to happen at the high school and college level. However, these observations are not intended as a blanket condemnation of sports. Athletics has great positive potential. A knife can be used for good or bad; by a thief to rob or by a surgeon to heal. Similarly, sports can accomplish much good, or bad. The deciding factor is always us. On the negative side: sport zealots can foster undue competition and doanything-to-win attitude. “When I played pro foot-

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rooting for the Saints since Milford High School graduate Zach Strief is on the team. Truth be told, I’m not a huge football fan but I sure do like the party that accompanies Super Bowl Sunday. We always have a big crowd of friends and family. (And no, we don’t have a big flat screen TV). Everyone brings appetizers, husband Frank makes his Caesar salad to go along with take-out pizza, and I make homemade dough-

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24 mushroom caps, medium size 1 lb. sausage 8 oz. cream cheese 1 ⁄4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded or bit more to taste Crushed red pepper flakes to taste – start with 1⁄4 teaspoon and go from there (opt.) Sprinkling of Parmesan cheese (about 1⁄4 cup or so) Remove stems, pat dry. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage, drain and add cream cheese, Monterey Jack and pepper flakes. Mix. Place 1 heaping teaspoon into each mushroom cap. Put on sprayed cookie sheet, sprinkle with Parmesan, and bake 20 minutes. Let cool five minutes and serve.

Wheat-free gingerbread muffins

I’m embarrassed to say how long this has been in my files. (I just found it recently). Mary Pollock sent this in for Pat Landrum. Mary said, “Although these do not taste very good hot, you’ll be amazed at how wonderful the flavor is after

an hour or so, so cool at least one hour before serving. These are also low-sodium.” 3

⁄4 cups brown rice flour or potato starch 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each: cinnamon, ground ginger 1 ⁄8 teaspoon ground cloves Yolks of 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons light molasses, not Blackstrap as that is too strong 1 ⁄2 teaspoon grated orange peel 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice Whites of 4 large eggs 2 tablespoons sugar 1 ⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice mixed with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups. Mix rice flour and spices in large bowl. Put yolks, molasses, orange peel and orange juice in small bowl; whisk with fork to mix. Add to dry ingredients and stir gently until well blended. Batter will be stiff and difficult to mix. Beat whites until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time until whites are thick and glossy. Stir about 1⁄4 of whites into rice flour batter to lighten it, then fold in remainder. Scoop into muffin tins and bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and springy to the touch. Cool on rack 10 minutes. Brush tops with lemon juice mixture. Let cool at least one hour before serving.

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Twin daughters, Savannah Grace and Lindsey Nicole were born December 27, 2008 to Mark and Nicole Pickering of Colerain Twp. Savannah weighed 1 pound, 6oz. and 12 inches long. Lindsey weighed 1 pound, 6oz. and 12 1/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Linda and Andy Test and Charles Wheeler of Cincinnati, OH. Paternal grandparents are Linda and John Pickering of Leon, WV. Maternal great grandmother is Lorean Wheeler of Cincinnati, OH.


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Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry


Llanfair launches Masterpiece Living Llanfair recently launched Masterpiece Living, a philosophy and comprehensive wellness initiative that goes beyond current expectations for the aging population to expand and maximize health, vitality and independence for its residents. “At Llanfair, our mission is to enhance the lives of those we serve physically, mentally and spiritually," said Sheena Parton, Llanfair executive director. “We believe Masterpiece Living will build on our efforts to offer an environment and culture that encourages positive growth for our residents.” An all-day launch celebration for residents, guests


Creek Road Baptist Church 3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

9927 Wayne Ave * Lincoln Hts, Ohio 45215 513-554-4010 Pastor: Fr Thomas Difolco African American in History & Heritage Roman Catholic in Faith & Practice Services: Saturday at 7:00p & Sunday at 10:00a You are always welcome at St. Martin de Porres


Llanfair Retirement Community recently launched Masterpiece Living. At the launch were, from left, Sheena Parton, Llanfair executive director, Gina Thurber, Masterpiece Living, operations and development specialist, Phyllis Schoenberger, Llanfair resident, Kimberly Yerkes, Llanfair director of marketing, and Dr. Roger Landry, Masterpiece Living president. and staff took place at Llanfair Nov. 6. Masterpiece Living President Roger Landry spoke on new approaches to aging successfully. Landry shared the Masterpiece Living philosophy, lifestyle options and success stories.

A special fireworks presentation concluded the day's festivities. Llanfair is one of 11 OPRS communities in Ohio. OPRS is the largest and most experienced not-forprofit provider of continuing

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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


Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon

UNITED METHODIST Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11am Traditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

3751 Creek Rd.


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 Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)


8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

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LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website:

Faith Lutheran Church 8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am

Sunday School 10:15

Glendale Place Care Center specializes in providing a unique blend of quality care and lifeenriching services that allows each of our residents to live in comfort and dignity. Our multidisciplinary team is experienced, caring and compassionate.

HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

• State of the art rehabilitation services - physical occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

• 24-hour skilled nursing care

Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook

• Specialized services for the memory-impaired in Shelter Pointe, our self-contained unit for all stages of dementia


Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

• Complete medical care – including cardiac, IV therapy, pain control and nutritional management

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• Medicare and Medicaid certified

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Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided

Glendale Place Care Center offers outstanding skilled nursing and long term care services tailored to meet the needs of each individual resident, addressing care requirements and establishing realistic goals designed to maximize independence and functioning.

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

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


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Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

Church By The Woods PC(USA) Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

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FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

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St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Pastor: Jessica Taft 385-9077 Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am

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St Paul - North College Hill

6997 Hamilton Ave 931-2205 Rev. Virginia Duffy, Interim Minister Lollie Kasulones, Minister for Program Evelyn Osterbrock, Minister for Children Sundays: Music & Announcement 9:45am Worship at 10:00am Sunday School and Child Care Nurtured And Fellowship Groups For All Ages


Janet Bonta

Services for Janet Schwieterman Bonta were Jan. 29 at St. Margaret Mary. Survived by children Jeffrey (Devona), Dean (Sharon) Bonta, Gwen (Michael) Ewing; brother Earl Schwieterman; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Thomas Bonta, son Bradley Bonta, parents William, Gertrude Schwieterman, siblings Margaret Kotzbauer, Stanley Schwieterman, Carol Horstmann. Arrangements by SchaeferBusby-Danner Funeral Home. Memorials to: Clovernook Center for the Blind, 700 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45239.

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Ethel Buechel, granddaughter Kathy. Services were Jan. 23 at St. Margaret Mary. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 8041 Hosbrook Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236 or Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Blvd., Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

James Hartmann

James Hartmann, 54, Mount Airy, died Jan. 13. Survived by wife Sue Hartmann; children Mike (Barb) Hartmann, Traci (David) Holman; grandchildren Tony, Cora Holman; parents Bernard, Grace Hartmann; siblings Bud (Diane) Hartmann, Janet (Dave) Lang, Joyce (Dick) Rigling, Carol (Kurt) Williams, Mary (Dave) Fay; mother-in-law Agnes Luensman; inlaws Pat (Terry) Bracken, Jack (Karen), Steve (Beth) Luensman, Theresa (Fred) Anders; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father-in-law Tony Luensman. Services were Jan. 19 at St. Boniface. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to a

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Mount Healthy, died Jan. 20. Survived by children Melissa, Michele, Blake Lawhorn; grandson Dylan Lawhorn; mother Rosemary Lawhorn; brothers Mark, Gregory Lawhorn. Preceded in death by father Bobby Lawhorn. Service were Jan. 25 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Robert Heiber

Robert Heiber, 89, Springfield Township, died Jan. 14. He was a master brick layer. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific, and a member of the American Legion. Survived by wife Mary Heiber; niece Sandy (Bob) Powell, nephew Glenn (Debbie) Heiber; sister-in-law Betty (Bob) Wissman; many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers Charles (the late Jin), William Heiber. Services were Jan. 18 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 402, Cincinnati, OH 45241 or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Wayne Livengood

Wayne Livengood, 79, Mount Healthy, died Jan. 7. He was a Kroger employee for 28 years and retired from the Mount Healthy Fire Department. He was a veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Elsie Livengood; children Constance (Kevin) Roland, Yvonne (Rod) Hite, Carolyn (Dave) Smith, Wayne (Dana), Judy, Joseph (Loretta) Livengood; brother Jack; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Services were Jan. 12 at Walker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or Trinity Lutheran Church.

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Mary Angela McDuffie Mulvey, 91, Springfield Township, died Jan. 21. She was an elementary school teacher. Survived by children Michael (Debra), Patrick (Sharon), Kathy (John) Mulvey, Ellen (Joseph) Schafle, Lorie (Patrick) Schur, Maureen (Michael) Davis; grandchildren Courtney, Meredith, Wynne, Michael, Paul, Andrew, Amanda, Angela, Stephanie, Kelsey; greatgrandchildren Cooper, Matthew, Addison. Preceded in death by husband William Mulvey, granddaughter Erin Schafle. Services were Jan. 26 at St. John Neumann. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Friends Select School, Teacher Erin Schafle Global Travel Fund, 17th & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Veranda Gardens, 11784 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231 or Bridgeway Pointe, 165 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45216 or Destiny Hospice, 4350 Glendale-Milford Road, Suite 110, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

POLICE REPORTS Cincinnati District 5 Arrests/citations

Arthur Kelsor, born 1989, felonious assault, 5452 Bahama Terrace, Jan. 18. Darryl Louis Pack, born 1961, domestic violence, 5104 Hawaiian Terrace, Jan. 22. Derrick Franklin, born 1962, possession of open flask, 2634 Kipling Ave., Jan. 16. Gojuan Spurling, born 1988, felonious assault, 2619 Chesterfield Court, Jan. 22. Reginald Phillips, born 1960, possession of open flask, 5536 Colerain Ave., Jan. 14. Wydel Demon Bond, born 1974, possession of drug abuse instruments, 5155 Hawaiian Terrace, Jan. 25. Yul Carrington, born 1988, falsification and obstruction of official business, 5551 Colerain Ave., Jan. 23. Christopher Ogletree, born 1979, trafficking and drug abuse, 2532 Rack Court, Jan. 22. Kelvin A. Davis, born 1980, assault, 4955 Hawaiian Terrace, Jan. 21. Robert Hughes, born 1960, domestic

violence, 2687 Hillvista Lane, Jan. 23. Russell Lee Matthews, born 1961, aggravated burglary and domestic violence, 5375 Bahama Terrace, Jan. 24.

drug paraphernalia at 1440 W. Kemper , Jan. 15. Anthony Hamton, 49, 7901 Greenland, theft, criminal tools at 200 Cincinnati Mills, Jan. 15. Juvenile male, 17, underage possession of tobacco at 1231 W. Kemper , Jan. 14.


Breaking and entering 1607 Birchwood Ave., Jan. 22. 5804 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 21. 6014 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 20. 6234 Cary Ave., Jan. 18.

Incidents Aggravated menacing

Victim threatened at 2036 Quail Court, Jan. 19.


Breaking and entering

2537 Rack Court, Jan. 19. 2622 Richwill Court, Jan. 18. 5125 Colerain Ave., Jan. 18. 5125 Colerain Ave., Jan. 18.

Cash register and cash valued at $200 removed at 524 Sharon Road, Jan. 21.

Criminal damaging

Felonious assault

Nails put in tires at 11755 Norbourne, Jan. 20.

5452 Bahama Terrace, Jan. 18.


Domestic violence

6062 Belmont Ave., Jan. 19.

Female reported at Quail Court, Jan. 19. Female victim reported at Hitchcock, Jan. 19.


1200 W. Galbraith Road, Jan. 19. 1200 W. Galbraith Road, Jan. 19. 1436 Hill Crest Road, Jan. 19. 1500 Groesbeck Road, Jan. 18. 2568 W. North Bend Road, Jan. 18. 5588 Fox Road, Jan. 20. 5642 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 19. 5804 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 21. 5820 Salvia Ave., Jan. 20. 5823 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 20.

ID fraud

Victim reported at 858 Heatherstone, Dec. 1.


Merchandise valued at $2,661.45 removed at 1143 Smiley , Jan. 18. $23,000 removed through deceptive means at 11100 Ashburn Road, Jan. 15.

Vehicle theft

1200 W. Galbraith Road, Jan. 18. 5545 Belmont Ave., Jan. 20. 5706 North Way, Jan. 19. 5840 St. Elmo Ave., Jan. 19. 5850 Pameleen Court, Jan. 21. 6086 Tahiti Drive, Jan. 18.

Mount Healthy

Cerissa Fritsch, 29, 7504 Hickman St., open container at 7500 block of Hickman Street, Jan. 24. Mario Bates, 20, 4128 Colerain Ave., open container in vehicle at 8000 block of Hamilton Avenue, Jan. 23. Juvenile, disorderly conduct at 2046 Adams Road, Jan. 21. Ashley Hawkins, 18, 8001 Hamilton Ave., disorderly conduct at 7800 block of Perry Street, Jan. 21. Christophre Crawford, 39, 8001 Hamilton Ave., disorderly conduct at 7800 block of Perry Street, Jan. 21. Clevester Steele, 18, 7804 Perry St., disorderly conduct at 7800 block of Perry Street, Jan. 21.


Juvenile male, 16, drug abuse at Sharon and Southland, Jan. 16. Juvenile female, 14, domestic violence at 11028 Quailridge, Jan. 17. Arsenio Stuckey, 22, 4059 Reading Road, obstructing official business at 945 Halesworth, Jan. 17. Juvenile male, 17, assault at 1108 W. Kemper Road, Jan. 18. Juvenile female, 14, obstructing official business at 1170 Kemper Meadow, Jan. 16. Anthony Piatt, 34, 1520 Beech Ave.,


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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 7291300. • Mount Healthy: Chief Al Schaefer, 728-3183. • Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 5698500. • North College Hill: Chief Paul Toth, 521-7171. • Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101. • Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220. Karen Crawford, 44, 8001 Hamilton Ave., disorderly conduct at 7800 block of Perry Street, Jan. 21.


Woman reported TV, jewelry stolen at 1936 Adams Road, Jan. 24. Man reported TV stolen at 7945 Clovernook Ave., Jan. 24.

Criminal damaging

Just One More reported window broken at 7511 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 24. Woman reported vehicle damaged at 7674 Clovernook Ave., Feb. 20.


Man reported camera stolen from vehicle at 2096 Lexa Court, Jan. 24. Woman reported GPS stolen from vehicle at 7436 Forest Ave., Jan. 24.

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Jamale Reese, 21, 7864 Clovernook Ave., drug possession at West Galbraith and Daly roads, Jan. 23. Kirby Banks, 37, theft at 6700 block of Hamilton Ave., Jan. 23. Mark Beck, 41, 1496 Balfour Lane, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, theft, criminal trespassing at 7100 block of Hamilton Avenue, Jan. 22. Tiana Samuels, 22, no address given, falsification, obstructing official business, resisting arrest at 7100 block of Hamilton Avenue, Jan. 22. Willie Baker, 58, 3330 Compton Road, open container at West Galbraith Road and Hamilton Avenue, Jan. 21. Michael Earley, 46, 8758 Venus Drive, theft at 7100 block of Hamilton Avenue, Jan. 19. Tyrone Thomas, 21, carrying concealed weapon at Hamilton Avenue, Jan. 20.

Incidents Attempted robbery

2336 Banning Road woman reported purse snatching attempt at 7100 block of Hamilton Avenue, Jan. 24.

Breaking and entering

Man reported break-in at 1925 Bising Ave., Jan. 22.


Woman reported break-in at 1920 Cordova Ave., Jan. 19. Man reported camera, computer, money, tools stolen at 7000 Mulberry Ave., Jan. 24.

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Outdoor challenge

From page B6 Menacing

Man reported being threatened at 1621 Centerridge Ave., Jan. 19.


Tom's Drive Thru reported $32 in merchandise stolen at 1906 W. Galbraith Road, Jan. 20. Tom's Drive Thru reported $29 in merchandise stolen at 1906 W. Galbraith Road, Jan. 22. Tom's Drive Thru reported $48 in merchandise stolen at 1906 W. Galbraith Road, Jan. 23. Woman reported money, CDs stolen from vehicle at 2023 Catalpa Ave., Jan. 25.

Theft, forgery

Woman reported check stolen at 1921 Dallas Ave., Jan. 25.

Springfield Township Arrests/citations

February 3, 2010

Abigail Haas, 20, 4200 Endeavor Drive, underage consumption at 11952 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 3. Donovan Carter, 43, 1315 Ovid Ave., protection order violation, driving under suspension, obstructing official business at Daly and North Bend roads, Dec. 31. Bruce Gundrum, 26, 7030 Mulberry Ave., domestic violence at 7030 Mulberry Ave., Dec. 30. John Case, 19, 1015 Thunderbird Drive, aggravated criminal trespassing, assault at 2046 Adams Road, Jan. 11. Patricia Thomas, 25, 8737 Grenada Drive, theft at 8737 Grenada Drive, Jan. 11. Brandon Robinson, 24, Harrogate Drive, protection order violation at Banning Road, Jan. 11. Solomon Burson, 33, 745 Fleming Road, theft at 9100 block of Winton Road, Jan. 10. Joseph Woody, 30, 1397 Hartwood Drive, domestic violence at 1397 Hartwood Drive, Jan. 10. Juvenile, criminal trespassing, menacing, disorderly conduct at 2046 Adams Road, Jan. 8. Two juveniles, making false alarm at 8800 block of Balboa Drive, Jan. 10. Ricky Jones, 51, 1314 Elm St. , drug paraphernalia at 2400 block of Hiddenmeadows Drive, Jan. 6. Antonio Armstrong, 29, 1272 Murat Court, domestic violence at 10700 block of Sprucehill Drive, Jan. 7.

Dwayne Mason, 49, 8128 Blancheta Drive, theft at 8500 block of Winton Road, Jan. 5. Vincent Carter, 23, 2557 Nottingham Drive, obstructing official business, resisting arrest at Hamilton Avenue and Miles Road, Jan. 5. Leconta Foster, 22, 1720 Casey Drive, domestic violence at 2200 block of Kemper Road, Jan. 5. Lisa Grone, 38, 6090 Capri Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 8100 block of Winton Road, Jan. 13. Juvenile, drug possession, drug paraphernalia at Caldwell Drive, Jan. 15. Juvenile, domestic violence at 10800 block of Sprucehill Drive, Jan. 16. Two Juveniles, disorderly conduct at 2046 Adams Road, Jan. 13. Joseph Hoppertz, 41, 867 Northern Parkway, drug paraphernalia at 867 Northern Parkway, Jan. 12. Jonathan Lawson, 21, 4324 Simspon Ave., carrying concealed weapon at Hamilton Avenue and Winton Road, Jan. 23. Two juveniles, disorderly conduct at Deerhorn and Fallbrook drives, Jan. 22. Juvenile, domestic violence at 6400 block of Mona Lisa Court, Jan. 22. Michael Smith, 43, 6467 Mona Lisa Court, domestic violence at 6400 block of Mona Lisa Court, Jan. 22. Kevin Webster, 29, 2018 Roosevelt Ave., burglary at 1900 block of Roosevelt Avenue, Jan. 24.



2234 Kemper Road woman reported being hit during argument at 11800 block of Hamilton Avenue, Jan. 22.

Breaking and entering

Springfield Township reported breakin at The Grove at 9158 Winton Road, Jan. 2. Man reported tools stolen at 706 Woodfield Drive, Dec. 30. Man reported tools stolen at 9635 Timbermill Court, Dec. 29. Man reported tools stolen at 1041 Chatterton Drive, Jan. 9. Man reported tools stolen at 9855 Lakeview Drive, Jan. 6. Woman reported tools stolen at 9059 Long Lane, Jan. 12. Man reported tools stolen at 9692





Winton Road, Jan. 18.


Man reported computer stolen at 1958 Bluehill Drive, Dec. 29. Woman reported break-in at 531 Beechtree Drive, Jan. 5. Woman reported break-in at 8525 Foxcroft Drive, Jan. 6. Woman reported jewelry stolen at 1984 Roosevelt Ave., Jan. 13. Woman reported TV stolen at 12116 Elkwood Drive, Jan. 22. Man reported money stolen at 1322 Landis Lane, Jan. 18.

Criminal damaging

1270 Madeleine Circle woman reported vehicle damaged at 900 block of West Galbraith Road, Jan. 6. Man reported vehicle damaged at 8720 Monsanto Drive, Jan. 15.

Criminal trespassing

Woman reported incident at 531 Beechtree Drive, Jan. 14.


Woman reported video game equipment stolen at 1556 Meredith Drive, Jan. 3. Woman reported video game system stolen at 9572 Millbrook Drive, Jan. 1. 10857 Sprucehill Drive woman reported vehicle stolen at North Bend Road and Ridgefield Drive, Jan. 1. 2113 Hillrose Court woman reported money stolen from purse at 8600 block of Winton Road, Jan. 10. 10045 Marino Drive woman reported cell phone stolen at 11800 block of Hamilton Avenue, Jan. 8. 9540 Leebrook Drive man reported vehicle stolen at 9100 block of Winton Road, Jan. 10. Woman reported cell phone stolen at 2175 Lincoln Ave., Jan. 6. Amazon Beauty Supply reported $150 in merchandise stolen at 6521 Winton Road, Jan. 16. Man reported tools, DVD stolen at 2010 Sevenhills Drive, Jan. 12. Man reported gun stolen at 1086 Meredith Drive, Jan. 22. Woman reported concrete goose stolen at 1037 Jonquil Lane, Jan. 19. Man reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 1114 Murkett Court, Jan. 18.

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McAuley High School is having a Pajama Party for sixth- and seventh-grade girls Friday, March 12. The fun begins at 9 p.m. at McAuley High School and ends at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 13. This fun night will include games, snacks, movies, prizes and breakfast. There will be an optional campus tour for parents on March 12, from 9-10 p.m. Admission to the overnight is free with registration due by March 5. Call Kathy Dietrich at 6811800 extension 2272 for more information.

Puppet show

Springfield Township is having a performance of the Madcap Puppets at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at The Grove, 9158 Winton Road. The free show will feature the tales of Aesop’s Fables including the tortoise and the hare. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and there will be chance to meet the characters and have a snack after the show. Registration is not required for this program. This free event is made possible through a Target community programming grant.

McAuley High School Vocal Ensemble is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 47 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, in the McAuley cafeteria, 6000 Oakwood Ave. The student vocalists will be performing a variety of solos and group songs at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m. Adult dinners are $8, seniors/students are $5, and children under 5 are $3, payable at the door. There will be a variety of raffles and split- the- pot as well. For more information, please call 681-1800, ext. 2228 or e-mail All proceeds from the dinner will be used toward competition fees for the spring National Competition in Orlando, Fla.

Mobile mammography

The Jewish Hospital mobile mammography unit will be at the Finneytown Kroger, 8421 Winton Road, Wednesday, Feb. 24, and North College Hill Kroger, 7132 Hamilton Ave., Friday, Feb. 26. Most appointments are available between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The American Cancer Society recommends that women have a mammogram every year starting at age 40. Screening mammograms are covered by most insurance carriers. For best coverage, patients should verify that The Jewish Hospital is an in-network provider. Financial assistance programs are available for women who are uninsured and underinsured. Call 686-3310 for financial information. Appointments are necessary for the mammograms and can be made by calling 6863300.

Bunko party

A Mardi Gras Bunko Party will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 in the Roger Bacon Cafeteria Friday, February 12th 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Join us for an evening of fun, food and refreshments, all included. There will be prizes, and a splitthe-pot. RSVP by Feb. 8 by call Chris Bissmeyer at 641-1313.

Cornhole classic

There will be a cornhole tournament at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Roger Bacon Auditorium Saturday, February 13th 6:30 p.m. Check-in is at 6:30 p.m., tournament starts at 7:15 p.m. Beer and food provided Entry fee is $40 per team; $15 per spectator. You must be 21 or over.

La Salle raffle

La Salle recently kicked off its annual Student Raffle Drive to provide financial support for the operational expenses of co-curricular programs and for the tuition assistance program at La Salle. Students will be selling $1 tickets to the public for a chance to win $2,500. The drive will continue until Feb. 23.

Scouting outing

Boy Scout Troop 660 at St. Ann will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts this weekend with a camp out on the church grounds. Stop by on Saturday, Feb. 6, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and check out the rope bridge being built by the troop. Scouts will be cooking desserts in a Dutch oven and demonstrating how to tie the knots that make the bridge.

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