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The Winton Woods School Board completed first-round interviews for superintendent and have asked the following candidates back for a second interview: » Yvonne Bullock – Meridian Community Unit School District 101 superintendent, Cleary Mounds, Ill. » Mike Holbrook – Mount Healthy City Schools executive director of Curriculum and Instruction. » Tyrone Olverson – Licking Heights Local Schools K-12 Curriculum and Instruction director, Pataskala, Ohio. » Jim Smith – Winton Woods City Schools interim superintendent. » Denise Ward – Painesville City Local Schools assistant superintendent, Painesville, Ohio. Bullock, Holbrook and Olverson also applied for the Fin-

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neytown Local School District superintendent position and have accepted interviews in that district. The school district set up times to meet the candidates earlier this week. “The community engagement piece is very important to us and we want some two-way conversation,” board president Tim Cleary said. He added the board were at those community meetings to gain feedback to consider when choosing the superintendent. The board has also scheduled meetings with the candidates and senior staff and also all teachers and staff in the district will have the opportunity to meet the candidates during scheduled meetings. “We really wanted it to be a 360-degree process and get input from as many people as we can,” he said. “We want a perfect fit.” The board is expected to announce the next superintendent following its board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the board office, 1215 W. Kemper Road.


St. Xavier swimmers Grant Johnson, left, and Ian Wooley hold the Ohio High School Swimming State Championship trophy at a pep rally to celebrate the school’s fifth state swim title in a row and its 34th overall title. Wooley, a senior, finished second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 100 backstroke. Johnson, also a senior, had a sixth place in the 50 freestyle and seventh in the 100 freestyle and was on the winning 200 freestyle relay team with Jack Hendricks, Cam Young and Mitchell Frey. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

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Marlo Brandon, far left, Matt Scheer, left, professor Michele Kegley, right, and Cheryl Worrell, far right, discuss case studies for an applied administration course at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Program offers new direction for students Students say it could be better, but degree is what really matters

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he University of Cincinnati Blue Ash is offering a second chance at a new career for students, but building a new

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The Finneytown Local School District is getting closer to finding a superintendent. Thirty-three candidates applied for the position and the Finneytown Board of Education will interview the following candidates: Horn » Yvonne Bullock – Meridian Community Unit School District 101 superintendent, Mounds, Ill. » Mike Holbrook – Mount Healthy City Schools executive director of Curriculum and Instruction » Kevin Jamison – Hamilton County Educational Service Center, consultant to Cincinnati Public Schools Department of Student Services » Bruce Kidder – Frontier Local Schools superintendent, New Matamoras, Ohio » Melissa Kircher – BethelTate Local School District superintendent » Bradley Neavin – Eaton Community Schools superin-

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tendent, Eaton, Ohio » Tyrone Olverson – Licking Heights Local Schools K-12 Curriculum and Instruction director, Pataskala, Ohio » John Shephard – Northridge Local Schools superintendent, Johnstown, Ohio Bullock, Holbrook and Olverson also applied for the Winton Woods City School District superintendent position and will be interviewed by Winton Woods Board of Education. Finneytown school board president Laura Horn said the board was pleased with the number and skill set of all those who applied for the position. She added that they feel they have chosen some good candidates for first-round interviews which will take place the week of March 4. “We feel really good about the candidates,” she said. “They all have a superintendent background and from a leadership standpoint they have that experience. They also have experiences working in both high school and elementary See SCHOOLS, Page A2 Vol. 76 No. 2 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



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gree necessary to move into supervisory and administrative jobs. From the start, finding qualified students hasn’t been a problem. Cheryl Worrell of Forest Park took being laid off differently than you might expect. Instead of pining about her situation, she decided to take on a new challenge and move into a new career path. “I heard UC Blue Ash was offering this program, and I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to merge my associate’s degree and get a bachelor’s,” Worrell said. “It’s really a chance for me to take my passion for diversity and multicultural competency and create a career in communications and public relations.” For Worrell, the program is a second shot at having a rewarding career, but also an opportunity to hone skills she accumulated throughout her years working at the former Avon manufacturing plant in Sharonville. Going back to school after years in the professional world wasn’t too difficult a transition for Worrell, as she said her study habits, work ethic and communication skills have always been top

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notch. “The hardest thing was getting used to using Blackboard for all my classes,” Worrell said. “Technology has been blowing up, but doing schoolwork online and submitting assignments in digital dropboxes was all new.” Worrell’s work ethic and desire have paid off with her being on the dean’s list throughout her time at UCBA, and she has carried a 4.0 gradepoint average for the last three terms. “Our program gives students the chance to utilize their skills in and apply them to real-world situations,” said Michele Kegley, assistant professor of business and economics. “When they finish here, students will have great opportunities to advance their careers.” Kegley, who worked at other community col-

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leges before accepting the position at UCBA, said often times the only thing holding great students back professionally is a lack of a four-year degree. With the program being in its infancy, one student says it truly feels like a work in progress. “I know we’re the guinea pigs for this program,” said Matt Scheer of Clifton. “I don’t feel like we’re getting the most valuable experience because there is not enough evaluation going on.” The students have been able to provide feedback to courses, but it’s only the students that follow this first class will benefit, Scheer said. He admits nobody in the first class really expected everything to be perfect, and that getting a degree is really all that matters since most employers want to see that piece of

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paper listed on an application. Scheer works as a graphic designer in Clifton, and said he hopes the degree means he can move into a leadership and management position. Along with a lack of evaluation, students in the first class didn’t get the opportunity to work in internships or co-op endeavors while in school, but UCBA is changing that starting this summer. “For us, it’s too late in the game,” Worrell said. “But the students in the summer and fall will have the opportunity to co-op at places like Procter & Gamble, so it will be better for them.” Worrell’s goal is to create a new career path, merging multicultural and diversity efficiency with communications and human resources, and she already knows where she wants to work. “I really want to get a position here at UC Blue Ash,” Worrell said. “P&G would also be a great opportunity, but I know I have a lot to offer wherever I end up working.”

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schools.” She said that after the board narrows down candidates for second-round interviews, they will set up dates and times when the community and district faculty and staff can meet with the candidates and submit questions for them. “The plan right now is to do an open forum,” she said. “We’re looking forward to engagement from community, faculty and staff.” She said in the meantime, the board will do their best to find a superintendent. “Our goal is to find the right fit for Finneytown,” she said. The board is expected to announce the next superintendent during their school board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15.



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The Elder Effler Gallery in Mount Healthy is closing this month after a four-day liquidation sale March 8, 9, 15 and 16. The gallery is an antique and jewelry shop started by Dorothy Effler, wife of William Effler Jr. Dorothy died in December. The gallery is in the story front of what was Wm. Effler Jewelers, which is now in Rookwood Pavilion. The jewelers was started in 1920 by William Effler Sr. and his wife Clara. William was a watchmaker with many years of experience in the jewelry trade. William and Clara had four children – Rita, William Jr., Crescentia (Cent) and Robert (Father Roy). After serving in the Army in World War II, William Jr. married Dorothy Rapien and they had seven children – Bill, Bob, Tom, Tim, Jim, Mary and Pete. William Jr. operated the store until selling it to his daughter and son-inlaw Mary and Mark Andrus in 1983. Soon after that, Dorothy started antique and jewelry shop – the Elder Effler Gallery. The closing of the gallery will mark the end of the Effler jewelry business in Mount Healthy after 93years of operations, the oldest operating business in Mount Healthy.

North College Hill’s Mayors Court wants to clear its books of unpaid fines, so during a 15-day “amnesty program,” the court is offering people the chance to make good on those obligations without extra penalties. Starting today (March 1) and running through March 15, “North College Hill will be accepting payment of all outstanding traffic tickets and citations that are ‘pay-out’ citations,” the city said in a news release issued Thursday. Doubling of fines, added warrant fees and “other penalties related to the deliquency of the charges will be waived,” the release said. Payments must be made in full to take advantage of the amnesty program, and may be made in person from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays at 1646 W. Galbraith Road. Questions? Call the clerk of court, 513-5211594.

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St. Ann Church presents its annual “Indiana Style” Chicken Dinner on Sunday, March 10, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the church, 2900 W. Galbraith Road. The menu includes fried chicken with all the trimmings, including homemade desserts and beverage. Plenty of room for dining in and socializing with family, friends and neighbors will be provided. There will be a separate carryout line. Cost for adults is $11; cost for children under 12 is $5. There will also be a split-the-pot raffle and a raffle with prizes that include a $500 cash prize, a hand-carved angel from The Moroder Family in It-

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Pillich receiving honor

Ohio House Rep. Connie Pillich (D–28th District) will be honored at the first awards reception of the Springfield Township Democratic Club, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the township seniorPillich community center, 9158 Winton Road. Pillich served eight years in the Air Force achieving the rank of captain. During her military career, she was named officer of the year while at Templehof Air Force Base in Germany. She has represented Ohio’s 28 th House District since 2009. In the Ohio House, Pillich is ranking minority member of the Veterans Affairs Committee and is a member of the criminal justice, financial

institutions, and housing and urban development committees. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and received her MBA from the University of North Dakota. A lawyer, Pillich earned her law degree from the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Montgomery with her husband, Paul Forshey, and their two children. The awards reception will include light refreshments and a silent auction. Donation: $20. Information: Annlee Bodnar, 8518130.

Talent show to benefit Finneytown student

The Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center is hosting Springfield Township’s Got Talent: a Benefit for Natalie at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at Finneytown High School. The local talent show will raise money for Natalie Wolljung,10, a Finneytown student who is battling cancer. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To purchase advance tickets call the dance studio at 521-8462, or Mi-

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Curing OCD (Obsessive Cake Disorder) One Cupcake at a Time will be presented by Empower U from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Southland Missionary Baptist Church, 3485 Springdale Road. Just in time for Easter and St. Paddy’s day, Tori Hancock will teach you the art of cake decorating using simple techniques’ for flowers and Holiday themed ideas! Go to to register.


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LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLLS The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.


Winton Woods Middle School band students, from left, eighth-graders Ravyn Ramsey, trombone; Jack Schramm, percussion; and Zach Mavridoglou, baritone saxophone, were selected to participate in the Bowling Green State University Middle School Honor Band. The students spent Nov. 9 at Bowling Green, toured the campus, and prepared five pieces during the day to perform in that evening's concert. PROVIDED.

First honors: Joseph Amend, Brad Anneken, Henry Bangert, Jacob Barford, Joel Beard, Tyler Behrmann, Alexander Bellman, Connor Bischoff, Jeffrey Bogenschutz, Zachary Brueneman, David Bruewer, Luke Bushman, Spencer Carroll, Timothy Casey, Drue Chrisman, Patrick Crase, Ryan Davis Jr., Bradley DeHaven, Luke Doerger, William Efkeman, Randall Ellis Jr., Richard Farwick, Joseph Froehle, Joshua Gebing, James Gulasy, Michael Gump, Jason Handley, Patrick Howard, Colin Jester, Hayden Jester, Thomas Johns, Jacob Junker, Jacob Kaiser, Andrew Keith, Jacob Kelhoffer, Aaron Keller, Nolan Keller, Luke Kern, Andy Kline, Luke Lampe, Michael Langenbrunner, Daniel Lepsky, Timmothy Less, Austin Loukinas, Philip Lovely, Robert Manning, Anthony Martini, Christopher Martini, Christopher McBreen, Quinten Miller, Samuel Moore, Cameron Nichols, Jacob Nichols, Edward OwsleyLongino, Kyle Peters, Franklin Pierce, Jacob Poli, Chadwick Raffenberg, Brandon Schulze, Chad Seiter, Andrew Sexton, Sean Southwood, Ethan Stock, Ashton Sweitzer, Jared Thiemann, Joseph Vosseberg, Christian Wagner, Joseph Walden, Joseph Welborne, Brody Wilson, Nicholas Wuestefeld and Lucas Young. Second honors: Isaiah Andrews, Quintin Baldwin, Nicholas Boeckermann, Paul Broxterman, Kevin Bunger, Keith Cronin, Nathan Feist, Clayton Frank, Jonathan Hennard, Kegan Hudson, Ben Kleemeier, John Koenig, Samuel Kreider, Daniel Kuchera Jr., Jeremy Larkin, Luke Macke, Noah McCarthy, Zachary Miller, Tyler Neel, Guenther Oka, Dana Reeves, Jordan Reynolds, Samuel Rothan, Mitchell Ryan, Zachary Siemer, Zachary Tegge, Tyler Turner, Kurtis Umberg and John Paul Wang.

Sophomores First honors: Justin Bambach, Nathan Barry, Danny Bellman, Eric Blessing,

Robert Boeckermann, Matthew Bumpus, Kevin Casey Jr., Kyle Chaulk, Craig Childs, Michael Cisneros, Stephen Cosco, Stephen Cox, Samuel DeZarn, Andrew Duong, Ryan Durkin, Noah Eckhoff, Joseph Finke, Austin Franklin, William Frey, Eric Greene, Austin Grubbs, Tyler Harmon, William Hauer, Jayson Heidemann, Andrew Heitker, Quintin Herbert, Benjamin Jesse, Andrew Kah, Kyle Kluener, Brandon Lester, Mitchell Lindeman, Christopher Long, Michael Lustenberger, Lance Marx, Justin Mays, Michael Meister, Taylor Meister, Benjamin Merk, Nicholas Midei, Andrew Mihailoff, Benjamin Millard, Gregory Miller, Kylan Miller, Zachary Miller, Jordan Moellman, John Muth, Logan Neiheisel, Mitchell Otten, Alexander Rack, Michael Rapien, Samuel Redd, Daniel Richter, Eric Ruhe, Jacob Schneider, Steven Schroeck, Joey Shields, Jordan Thompson, Matthew Wagner, Joseph Wenning, Daniel Wetterich, Mark Wolterman and Phillip Zulli. Second honors: Spencer Bach, Logan Brauning, Davonte Burrell, Ralph Edison, Ryan Feist, Darius Heis, Jonathan Hood, Drew Horton, Avery Larkin, Robert Lipps, Jacob Ludwig, Jonathon Luecke, Matthew McBreen, Samuel Minges, Nathan Mouch, Sam Rumpke, Eric Thiemann and Jacob Wietmarschen.

Juniors First honors: Zachary Allaben, Steven Allen II, Stephen Babcock, Andrew Bachus, Dylan Barnett, Brett Bellman, Aaron Bloemer, Shawn Burns, Joseph Cadle, Jacob Cleary, Andrew Cornelius, D. Alex Desch, Alexander Dickey, Andrew Gauthier, Jack Goldschmidt, Erik Grow, Taylor Healey, Christian Hedger, Nicholas Heflin, Brett Hines, Jeremy Keith, Derek Kief, Adam Kluesener, Jeffrey Larkin, Zachary Leytze, Ryan Lohbeck, Alexander Maccarone, Alex McGlasson, Brandon Middendorf, Adam Moeller, William Mullen, Ryan Pflaum, Joseph Poynter, Jeffrey Redding, Justin Rost, Tyler Rutz, Eric Schrand, Jason Schuler, Justin Siniawski, Jacob Stansell, Luke

COLLEGE CORNER The following students were named to the fall dean’s list at Chatfield College’s Findlay Market Campus: Nakita Brooks, Otis Duckworth, Claudia Gooch, Mary Jo Huwel, Johnella Jackson, Lillian Mullins, Tammy Wilson Price, Antoinette Spivey, JoAnn Spurling and LaMichael Thomas. ■ The following students were named to the fall dean’s list at Wright State University: Joseph Bobinger, Jazzie Grove, Landry Phillips, Marcus Stevenot and Zachary Warner. ■ Douglas Johnson was named to the fall dean’s list at Walsh University. ■ Mary Allen, Molly Allen and Mary Bissmeyer were named to the fall semester dean’s list at Butler University. ■ The following students were named to the fall dean’s list at Thomas More College: Kerrie Beard, Jeremy Bragg, Rhonada Brown, Tiffany Croom, Bernadette Dailey, Jeffrey Dietrich, Marty Dohme, Cher Gaines, John Garner, Tamra Hunley, Kevin Jordan, Elizabeth Kraemer, Sarah Lankford, Barbara Marcotte, Amber Massa, Danielle Peters, Xavier Sanders, Ricky Snow, Johnnette Spruell, Jeri Tolliver, Sonya Williams and Ashley York. ■ McCall Calvert was named to fall semester dean’s list at Beloit College. ■ Ashley Lewis and Barbara Spalding were named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Kentucky. ■ Leah Murphy was named to


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the fall dean’s list at Taylor University. ■ The following students were named to the fall honor roll at Ohio State University: Katherine Anneken, Kori Asante, Gwen Barron, Amanda Bauer, Erica Beimesche, Bradley Besserman, Josephine Boland, Eric Bookmyer, Vincent Brickweg, Kelly Brookbank, Courtney Chase, Elizabeth Clausing, Kelsey Collins, Michelle Drees, John Feister, Kelley Fitzgerald, Colleen Flynn, Cody Goshorn, Raynisha Greene, Lauren Hadden, Tara Handley, Natalie Howard, Andrew Jenkins, Thomas Kacner, Francis Kolis, Katherine Kraemer, Dorian Lackey, Andrew Lintz, Nicholas Luken, Kelli McGuire, Jeffrey Mojzer, Alina Murphy, Erin Penrod, Abbigail Pille, Amelia Power, Rebecca Risch, Domonique Roseman, Andrew Rowland, Megan Smith, Kaitlin Stewart, Meghan Stifel, Bryan Summerlin, Nicholas Walsh, Sarah Weyer and Michelle Yung. ■ Angela Bird was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Saint Mary’s College. ■ Meghan Finke was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Ohio Wesleyan University. ■ Elizabeth Buller was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Denison University. ■ Marla Harrington, Kari Heimbrock and Jennifer Pekarik were named to the fall semester academic merit list at Wilmington College, Blue Ash campus. The academic merit list recognizes students enrolled six to 11 hours who earn at least a 3.6 grade-point average. ■ The following students were named to the fall semester

dean’s list at Grove City College: Ryan Kindell was named to the dean’s list with distinction, which means he earned a grade-point average of 3.60 to 3.84. Allen Scheie was named to the dean’s list with high distinction, which means he earned a grade-point average of 3.85 to 4.00. ■ Theophilus Sangodele and Nathan Stifel were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Toledo. ■ Orlando Berry, Alicia Kosielski and Connor Mouty were named to the autumn semester dean’s list at Columbus Sate Community College. ■ Zachary Creutzinger and Rebecca Lynch earned president’s list honors for the fall semester at Eastern Kentucky University. The president’s list recognizes students who earn a 4.0 grade-point average. ■ Brian Krebs, Angeliki Sylvester and Erin Wood were named to the fall semester dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky University. ■ Mariesha Gibson and Daryan Martin were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Akron. ■ Robert Baer, Richard Dallalio and Lawrence Mills were named to the fall semester academic merit list through the collaboration between Wilmington College and Cincinnati State Technical & Community College. The academic merit list recognizes students enrolled six to 11 hours who earn at least a 3.6 grade-point average.


Greenhills resident Adam Stein has graduated from Miami University with a master of arts in zoology as a member of the second class of the Global Field Program master’s degree. The Global Field Program, part of Project Dragonfly, brings together master’s degree candidates, scientists, educators and community leaders at key conservation sites across the globe for firsthand experience with inquirydriven education, environmental stewardship and global understanding. Since joining the master’s program in 2009, Stein has explored conservation and education in Kenya, Guyana and Costa Rica. He works for Advanced Testing Laboratories. Scholarships

The following students have received Dean’s Awards from Xavier University: » McAuley High School senior Whitney Bishop is active in Key Club, science and leadership. The daughter of Anita Bishop, she plans to major in nursing. » St. Xavier High School senior Robin Hessler is active in athletics. The son of Lynn and Mark Hessler, he plans to major in occupational therapy.


Melissa Young, a master of business administration student at Xavier University, is involved in an independent study program at Xavier’s Center for International Business This past summer, the center was invited to participate in the Young African Leaders Mentoring Partnership, a program to engage young African leaders actively promoting positive change shaping the future of their continent.

Stoner, Christopher Tankersley, Andrew Uetrecht, Thomas Unger, Christopher Unkrich, Gabriel Vargas-Maier, Anthony Ventura, Jacob Whyle, Anthony Wieck, William Willcox and Joshua Young. Second honors: Zachary Andrews, Eric Auberger, Bradley Baker, Julian Fultz, Alan Hammann, Samuel Hoesl, Pierce Kain, Daniel Leonard, Jacob Morgan, Robert Overbeck, Kelly Palmer, Benjamin Rees, Matthew Reis, Robert Riesenbeck, Andrew Schmidt and Robert Suer.

Seniors First honors: Bailey Abbatiello, Jacob Averbeck, Eric Bachus, David Baumer, Jason Bell, Patrick Bellman, Richard Betz, Alexander Bowman, Jacob Brabender, Ben Bradley, Blake Brauning, James Breen, Brad Burkhart, Alexander Carroll, Adam Cassedy, Charles Cole, Jack Crable, Gregory Duncan, Jacob Eisenacher, Nicholas Frantz, David Frey, Tyler Fuerbacher, Joseph Geiger, Nicholas Gilkey, Jeffrey Goldschmidt, Myron Hampton, Nathan Hart, Tyler Haubner, Matthew Henkes, Trenton Hudepohl, Dillon Jackson, Eric Kahny, Daniel Keller, Alexander Kurzhals, Jon Leonard, Jason Loxterkamp, Samuel Lucas, Brandon Luipold, Paul-Michael Martin, Gabriel Martini, James McMahon, Jacob McNamara, Joshua Meyer, Anthony Milano, Jacob Miller, Anthony Petri, Samuel Rees, Alec Reynolds, David Sacha, Nicholas Saho, Mark Schneider, Nicholas Stockhauser, Joseph Stoner, Zachary Strong, Zack Stross, Alexander Suder, Nicholas Taylor, Jesse Tenkman, John Volmer, Anthony Waldeck, Aaron Westermeyer, Matthew Wetterich and Andrew Yauch. Second honors: Blake Bischoff, Eric Bodkin, Justin Brown, Din Christon, Sam Cranor, Alexander Drees, Benjamin Engel, Peter Folz, Brent Gatermann, Jaleel Hytchye, Patrick Kennedy, Matthew Kroeger, Royce Louden, Chad Loveless, Ryan McPhillips, Steven Mette, Nicholas Rees, Eric Southers II, Connor Speed, Yonathan Tewelde, Jacob Thiemann, Lemuel Weyer and Gage Wiethorn.

ST. XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLLS The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

Freshmen First honors: John Cunningham, Peyton Curry, Kyle Gibboney, Peter Glassmeyer, Patrick Hobing, Donald Korman, Connor Martin, Michael Nichols, Henry Ricke, Nicholas Seifert, Zachary Thomas, Christofer Trentman, Axel Vallecillo and John Weseli. Second honors: Austin Andwan, Aaron Brickner, Nicholas Gerdes, Maxfield Girmann, Connor Maciag, Brandon Rader Jr., Maxwell Scherch, Andrew Schuermann, Andrew Vonderhaar and Joseph Weber.

Sophomores First honors: Kevin Ballachino, Zachary Boschert, Jackson Donaldson, Aidan Fries, Michael Hartmann, Brandon Phillips, Michael Rich, Isaac Scroggins, Jacob Shoaf, John Siegel, Thomas Slayton, Brent Taylor, Antonio Thomas and Jacob Thomas. Second honors: Frank Bauer V, Paul Klusmeier, Justin Lennon, Damian McDaniel, Andrew Mooney, Theodore Piercy, Justin Roenker, Matthew Schmid and Khameron Wilcox.

Juniors First honors: Trevor Bechtold, Isaac Busken-Jovanovich, Nathaniel Chipman, Carson Curry, Ryan Hadley, Justin Hobing, Arthur Lynch, Austin Scroggins and Austin Tinsley. Second honors: Benjamin Brookhart, Brandon Coleman, Barry Herbers, Robert Jung Jr., Andrew Schindler, Evan Stifel and Evan Vonderhaar.

Seniors First honors: Matthew Ahrnsen, Julio Almanza, Alexander Burgess, Robert Crawford, Dominic DiCarlo, Tyler Hadden, Liam Holthaus, Nikita Latushka, Christopher Neltner, Conner Phillippi, Nicholas Roll, Joshua Schraivogel, David Stier, Michael Tekulve, Robert Thomas, Javan Yarborough and Eric Zins. Second honors: Joseph Bergmann, Paul Bissmeyer Jr., Jesse Clark, Brennan Doyle, Aaron Finke, Jacob Garbon, Alexander Hempel, Jack Hendricks, Devon Hoesl, Randolf Merchant II, Thomas Mitchell, William Phillips IV, Zachary Ruter, Joshua Schirmer, Devonte Stewart, Steven Trentman and Joseph Weseli.



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Wildcats overcome challenges, prove critics wrong By Tom Skeen

St. Xavier swim coach Jim Brower (at podium) stands with his state champion swimmers behind him during a pep rally honoring the Bombers’ fifth consecutive state title and 34th overall in school history.

State champs honored TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS


he St. Xavier state champion swim team was honored a peprally Feb. 27 held at the high school. It featured speeches from athletic director John Sullivan, coach Jim Brower, captains Grant Johnson and Ian Wooley along with principal Bill Sandquist. It was the Bombers’ fifth consecutive state title and 34th in school history.

FINNEYTOWN — Picked to finish sixth in the Cincinnati Hills League at the beginning of the season, the Finneytown Wildcats proved the critics wrong in what was a season of change. Facing roster and size limitations, the Wildcat players bought into coach Adam Griggs’ new scheme and went on to achieve a 14-8 record when many believed it would be a challenge to reach .500. Griggs now has accumulated three winning seasons in as many years as Wildcats’ head coach. “I was definitely happy with the way the season turned out,” Griggs said. “We had to change some things offensively and defensively. We changed schemewise and it paid off.” Unfortunately the Wildcats suffered a tough 52-46 loss to Clark Montessori in the Division III sectional semifinal Feb. 27 to bring their 2012-2013 season to a close. It was an up-and-down contest for the Wildcats. They led by two at the half, trailed by as many as eight in the fourth quarter, rebounded to take a one-point lead in the fourth, but missed some key shots in the final minutes. “The guys played their tails off and really wanted it,” Griggs said. “I’m disappointed we didn’t get the win but proud of

the season we had and the show they put on (against Clark).” The group of seven seniors was a special one to Griggs. Many of them played a part in rebuilding the program and sharing in the success with their coach. Seniors Emmanuel Marin, Derrick Hudson and Bradley Nelms all played vital roles for Griggs. The three combined for 28.3 points, 17.4 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 4.8 steals a game this season. “Emmanuel was our steady presence,” Griggs said. “… He was always positive and doing the right things. … Nelms was a leader by his actions and a court leader. Hudson had the talent to be a varsity player last year but we left him on (the junior varsity team) to learn the vocal leadership, alpha male role. He took on that role and ran with it this year.” With the graduation of Martin, Nelms and Hudson, junior Bally Butler will be expected to step up and lead next season. The junior already led the Wildcats is scoring this season at16.2 points per game, but Griggs is hoping he can make a leap much like he did from a sophomore to his junior season next year as a senior. “I wouldn’t call him a wildcard player because he is a consistent scorer (Butler scored in double digits in all but one game See HOOPS, Page A7

St. Xavier coach Jim Brower, left, assistant coach Tom Keefe, middle, and junior Kurt Johnson lock arms and sing the St. Xavier alma mater. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

St. Xavier 500-yard freestyle state champion Jack Hendricks shares a laugh with his teammates while being recognized for his accomplishment. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Finneytown senior Emmanuel Martin shoots a free throw as Bally Butler (5) looks on during the Wildcats’ 52-46 Division III sectional semifinal loss to Clark Montessori Feb. 27 at Western Brown. On the season, Martin averaged 6.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game for the Wildcats. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS


Boys basketball

» Aiken held Clermont Northeastern to 11 first-half points on the way to a 76-27 victory Feb. 26 in sectional semifinal action at Mason High School. Seniors Austin Grimes and Demarcus Cook each scored 16 points to lead the Falcons, who will play Hughes March 2. » Jeffrey Larkin scored 22 as La Salle beat Fairfield 56-34 Feb. 27. La Salle knocked out Elder in the sectional finals with a 53-33 victory March 1. The Lancers play Wayne in the district finals at the University of Dayton March 9. » Roger Bacon beat Mariemont, 75-39, during the Division III sectional finals March 1. The Spartans play Madeira for a Division III district title at the University of Dayton March 7.

St. Xavier sophomore Ben Heyob, bottom, tries to break away from St. Edward’s Dean Heil during a 132-pound match at the OHSAA state wrestling tournament Feb. 28. Heyob was able to earn a victory in his first trip to state, but was eliminated after losing his second match in the consolation second round. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


» McAuley’s Lexi Baker finished third after rolling a 307 se-

ries at the OHSAA State Bowling Tournament March 1.

North College Hill senior Demarcus Smith (42) positions himself for the rebound against Madeira junior Matt Ballweg (12) Feb. 27. The Trojans lost to Madeira 72-43 in Division III sectional semifinal action to bring their season to an end. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS



Moeller announces college signings KENWOOD — Moeller High School had several student-athletes sign letters of intent on National Signing Day, Feb. 6. The following local athletes will play a sport in college: Jimmy Rodenberg, a co-captain of the 2012 OHSAA Ohio state championship football team, will continue his career at Rodenberg Ashland University. He will play

linebacker under the direction of coach Lee Owens. Rodenberg was named Second-Team AllGCL. Rodenberg is a current member of the Moeller Men’s Chorus, Matthew 25 Ministries and Mach 1. Rodenberg carries a 3.5 GPA. Jimmy is the son of John and Sue Rodenberg of Winton Woods. Keith Watkins II committed to play defensive back for Northwestern University under the direction of coach Pat Fitzgerald. Watkins was a running back for the Crusaders. A co-captain of the

2012 OHSAA Ohio state championship football team, Keith was named Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year 2012, GCL Player of the Year 2012, and First Team All-GCL. Watkins II Watkins is also a four-year member of the Moeller basketball program. He has maintained a 3.5 GPA and honor roll status. Keith is the son of Keith and Kathryn Watkins of Forest Park.

Elder’s Devin Pike, center, battles Winton Woods’ Ronnie Rousseau and Kwan Cheatham for a rebound. Cheatham tied for a team-high with 13 points. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Warriors defeated

The seventh-seeded Winton Woods Warriors were upset by Elder 51-46, Feb. 27 in sectional semifinal action at Lakota West High School to bring their season to a close.

La Salle inducts 3 into sports hall of fame La Salle High School’s 29th Annual Sports Stag Jan. 23 honored three of its alumni and multi-sport athletes – NFL tackle Dave LaFary, 1973; professional baseball pitcher Sam McConnell, 1994; and three-time cross country and track and field state champion Allen Bader, 2002 – who were inducted in La Salle’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Eric Davis, 1990 World Series champion, two-time All Star and three-time Gold Glove

winner, headlined the Stag. The master of ceremonies was Dan Hoard, radio voice of the Cincinnati Bengals and University of Cincinnati Bearcats football and basketball teams. La Salle’s Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 1995 to recognize the school’s great athletes and coaches. Accomplishments of the 2013 inductees are impressive: » Dave LaFary (football, basketball, wresting, baseball, track and field) – LaFary was the district

and sectional champion in shot put as a senior. He also played tackle for the football team and was AllGCL. He received a scholarship to play at Purdue University, and then played for the New Orleans Saints for 10 seasons. » Sam McConnell (baseball, basketball) – McConnell was named All-GCL in baseball in 1993. He was All-GCL and All-City as he led La Salle to the GCL championship See HALL, Page A7

Winton Woods’ Darnell Dees puts up a floater over an Elder defender. Dees tied for a team-high 13 points in the Warriors’ loss. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Winton Woods’ Dylan Wedlock drives to the basket. Wedlock scored five points in the loss for the Warriors. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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Finneytown’s Bally Butler looks to get past a Clark defender Feb. 27 in the Division III sectional tournament at Western Brown. The Wildcats went on to lose to Clark 52-46. For his junior season Butler led the Wildcats in scoring with 16.2 points per game. SCOTT

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in 1994. He also pitched a no-hitter that year. As a senior, he also was named All-GCL in basketball. McConnell earned a baseball scholarship to Ball State University, and pitched for three MLB organizations over a 10-year career. » Allen Bader (cross country, track and field) – In both his junior and senior years, Bader received virtually every cross country award: GCL Champion, District Champion, Regional Champion and State Champion. He was GCL Runner of the



Year and Cincinnati Enquirer Runner of the Year in 2000 and 2001. As a senior, he was named AllAmerican. In track and field, Bader attained five GCL titles, five district titles and three regional titles. He was a four-time state finalist in the 1,600meter run and 2002 state champion in that event. He received an athletic scholarship to North Carolina State University. This is the third year for La Salle’s Cornerstone Awards, which are presented to individuals who have been instrumental in supporting athletics at La Salle. The 2013 recipients are: » Buddy LaRosa –

Member of the Board of Trustees in the 1970s, LaRosa has lent his support to La Salle athletic programs over the years. Sons Michael, Mark and Tom graduated from La Salle. » Joe Bova (posthumously) – Started bingo to provide financial resources for La Salle athletics and facilities, including Lancer Stadium and the De La Salle Memorial Center. Son Rich (’79) graduated from La Salle. » Gus Holthaus (posthumously) – With Bova, co-founded La Salle bingo. Holthaus was a tireless bingo work for nearly two decades. Sons Scott, Kenny and Gerard graduated from La Salle.

La Salle High School seniors signed national letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day Feb. 6. From left: John Schwettmann (football, Thomas More), Nate Sparks (football, Centre College), Jaleel Hytchye (football, track, Kentucky), Jake McNamara (track, Christian Brothers), David Baumer (football, Kentucky), Devejuan Brown-Norris (football, Kentucky), Dan Keller (football, Johns Hopkins) and Trey Thompson (football, Tennessee Tech).

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Jordan Randolph, a sophomore in the Academy of Global Studies @ Winton Woods High School, was one of two students honored at the district's December Board of Education meeting with the Kiwanis/Gold Star Student of the Month Award by Kiwanis Club member Jim Lawler. Kevin Jones, AGS coordinator, said Randolph is one of the program's top students while also being one of the most self-motivated and curious. Randolph talks about his experiences with the AGS program during the December board of deduction meeting while interim superintendent Jim Smith looks on. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY.

Take control of home energy usage this winter schedule. By setting the temperature to drop 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours at a time, you can save 5 percent to 15 percent a year on your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. For low-income homeowners who cannot seek out these solutions with their own financial means, local nonprofit People Working Cooperatively (PWC) provides weatherization or energy conservation services at no cost. PWC works with homeowners in two ways: First by making their homes more energy efficient through physical changes, and then by educating the homeowner on behavioral changes, such as dialing down the thermostat or unplugging electronics. Both efforts help homeowners take control of their energy usage. While many homeowners think of energy consumption during the winter, PWC offers its energy conservation services year round. Houses that are properly insulated perform better throughout all seasons – be it winter and snowing or summer and blazing. Get started on improving your home’s energy efficiency today. The changes you make to your home can permanently decrease your energy usage.



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For many homeowners, trying to keep the house warm during winter can be a challenge. Cracks around doors and windows or poor insulation can cause heat to leak from the house. This means the heating system is continually working to warm cool air and energy consumption is much higher than it needs to be. There are Nina Creech many soluCOMMUNITY PRESS tions to help GUEST COLUMNIST stop this cycle of inefficient energy consumption. Seek out an energy audit, a room-by-room assessment of your home and energy usage, to find where your home loses the most energy. From the audit, you can address the specific issues that your house poses, such as adding insulation to your attic or sealing cracks around your foundation and duct registers. Do system maintenance on your heating system. An annual checkup from a qualified technician can prevent minor problems from turning into major, costly expenses. Install a programmable thermostat and set it to accommodate your household’s


Nina Creech is the vice president of operations for People Working Cooperatively. She manages PWC’s Ohio Office of Energy Efficiency’s Electric Partnership Program, Utility Weatherization, Home Repairs, and Modifications for Mobility Programs. To learn more about PWC, visit or call 513-351-7921.

ABOUT LETTERS AND COLUMNS We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Hilltop Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: memral@community Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Hilltop Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms.

Our sister publication is changing Monday. The Cincinnati Enquirer – like us owned by Gannett Co. Inc. – is changing the size of its publication March 11. It will be one of the first newspapers in the country to be printed in its new, easy-toMarc Emral hold, easy-toEDITOR’S read size. NOTEBOOK The new Enquirer will have more and vibrant color, and bolder headlines – the smaller page size allows photos and graphics to have more punch. And you won’t have to turn the page to follow stories as often – fewer stories will “jump” from one page to another page. The news will be the same – the stories will have in-depth reporting, the same coverage the Enquirer has been providing for more than 170 years. Everyone who subscribes to the Sunday edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer will also receive the Monday, March 11, issue free to see the new format. And we will be handing out free newspapers throughout the area that day as a way for you to experience the new way to read The Enquirer. That Monday issue will include a guide to the new Enquirer and an introduction to the Enquirer Media journalists who work to bring you your newspaper each day.

This new size newspaper will be something you most likely have never seen before. It’s not a tabloid, and it is not a broadsheet-sized newspaper. It is not even the same size as your Community Press. It is small enough that it is easy to carry around, easy to spread out at your breakfast table and easy to read while sitting at your desk or at home in your recliner. And when you read the new Enquirer, you’ll find all of the coverage you need. Included will be coverage of regional governments; the growing arts scene throughout the area; and of course complete coverage of the Cincinnati Reds as they try to repeat as Central Division champions. If you don’t subscribe, why not give it a try. By subscribing, you can read the Enquirer many ways – in print, on your computer, tablet or phone. And don’t forget to read your Community Press every week. You’ll still find all the community news you need, including what is happening in your schools and your local government. If you have questions, go to or And, once you've seen the new Enquirer, let me know what you think. E-mail me at Marc Emral is a senior editor for Community Press Newspapers. You can reach him at

Yard trimming sites to open soon As you clean up your yard this spring remember that beginning on March 23 the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District will be accepting yard trimmings from residents on Saturdays and Sundays. Three yard Holly trimming sites Christmann will be open COMMUNITY PRESS March 23-Nov. GUEST COLUMNIST 24 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take advantage of this free program and let your yard trimmings become mulch. Yard trimmings may be brought to: Bzak Landscaping – 3295 Turpin Lane (off state Route 32), Anderson Township Also open Monday-Friday,

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

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f it’s a Friday, you are probably close to a fish fry. Catholic churches in our community have the dinners to help parishioners keep the required fast from meat on Friday, raise money and enjoy great seafood and one another’s company. At St. Vivian Church, volunteers served up shrimp, fish, fries and cheese pizza to hungry diners. The fries will go on from 4:307:30 p.m. on Fridays, March 8, 15 and 22 at the church, 7600 Winton Road. PHOTOS BY JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Keith Weigand and Tom Ruter work under the heat lamps at the Friday night fish fry.

The Moore family including Eli, 4, Caroline, 5 and mom Susan move through the serving line with their dinners.

Coleslaw queen Amy Vonderhaar says she spend her night scooping slaw for hungry diners.

Fran Schwartz prepares tartar sauce cups for the fish fry.

The fry gang at St. Vivian from left, includes Kevin Metz, Chris Hammond, Brian Smoth, Tom Rohling.

Ethan, 10, and Lilly Finamore, 7 and their dad Jay pull the ticket for the split-the-pot raffle.

Brian Hoffman loads up a plate for a customer during the fish dinner.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 7 Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Beginner-level dance class open to all capable ages. Wear smooth-soled shoes. With instructors Betty and Estil Owens. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 671-7219; Springfield Township. Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, 651 W. Sharon Road, Low-impact activity to improve your mind, body and spirit. Ages 9 and up. $5. Presented by Happy Time Squares. 232-1303. Forest Park.

Education Maximize Your Social Security Benefits, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Marc D. Kiner and Jim Blair of premier Social Security Consulting provide insights into questions you should have about Social Security and your future. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Classes, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Greg Insco, instructor. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Hatha Yoga, 9:15 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Daytime class ages 50 and up on Thursdays. Evening class ages 18 and up on Mondays. Bring mat and engage in stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Pathways Connect, 7-8 p.m., Apex Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 8624 Winton Road, Suite B, Meet like-minded parents and community member. Topics include wellness and nutrition, child development, birth and pregnancy, and more. First Thursday of each month. Free. Registration required. 931-4300; Finneytown.

Senior Citizens

Desserts are available for donation. Drive thru menu: Battered cod sandwich on salted rye or hoagie with french fries and coleslaw. Meals delivered directly to vehicle. Family friendly. $5 drive through; dine-in or carryout menu varies. 825-8626; Greenhills. Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., West Side Masonic Center, 4353 West Fork Rd, Dine in or carry out. 9223234. Green Township. St. Ignatius of Loyola Church Fish Fry, 5-9 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road, Fried and baked fish, shrimp, as well as options for children including pizza, bread sticks, and macaroni and cheese. Dessert of the week available for purchase. Benefits St. Ignatius Loyola Church’s endowment fund and tuition assistance. $1-$7. 661-6565; Monfort Heights.

Life Story Workshop, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Discover new techniques to remember and tell stories of your life journey thus far. Bring pens and sense of adventure. Appropriate for adults of any writing level and both new and returning students. $57.50, $50 residents. Registration required. Presented by Extraordinary Lives. 522-1154. Springfield Township.

Support Groups Finding Your Way through Loss, 6:30-8 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Fresh approach to the heartache of grief. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.


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Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.

Jewelry Design, 9-11:30 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Bring jewelry beads and create with assistance from Linda Schneider. For ages 50 and up. Free. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Films Twilight Saga Party, 6:30-9 p.m., College Hill Branch Library, 1400 W. North Bend Road, After hours program celebrating the Twilight films. A series of four vampire-themed fantasy romance novels by American author Stephenie Meyer. It charts a period in the life of Isabella “Bella” Swan, a teenage girl who falls in love with Edward Cullen, a 104-year-old vampire. Series is told primarily from Bella’s point of view, with the epilogue of Eclipse and Part II of Breaking Dawn being told from the viewpoint of character Jacob Black, a werewolf. Ages 12-18. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6036; College Hill.

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Jimmy Needham and Tony Nolan, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. 825-8200; Forest Park.

Dining Events


Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, 11565 Pippin Road, Includes fish or chicken nuggets’ dinner with two sides, dessert and beverage. Carryout available. Benefits Church Women’s Association and Boy Scout Troop 640. Dinner: $8.50, $4.50 per child; carryout: $8, $4 per child. 4170888; Colerain Township. Catholic Kolping Society Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Road, $8 dinner, $6 fish sandwich, $4 pizza with soft drink. Presented by Kolping Society. 851-7951, ext. 1; Springfield Township. Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Matthias Catholic Church, 1050 W. Kemper Road, Lonsway Hall. Dinners and a la carte items. $7 per dinner. 851-1930. Forest Park. St. Vivian Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Road, Dinner choices include: fried shrimp, baked cod and baked salmon along with the more traditional fried fish sandwich. Dinners are combined with fries and coleslaw or red potatoes and green beans. Other offerings include macaroni and cheese, cheese pizza and soup. Desserts available. Carryout available. Cost varies with food choices. 378-5482; Finneytown. Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Cod, catfish, shrimp, chicken, platters come with choice of two sides. Carryout available. $7.50 platter, $4.50 sandwich. Presented by VFW Post 7340 Ladies Auxiliary. 521-7340; Colerain Township. Our Lady of the Rosary Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, Catholic Center Cafeteria. Dine in or carry out only. Dine in or carryout menu: Battered cod, baked salmon, baked cod, fried shrimp, pizza, clam chowder, french fries, coleslaw, green beans, macaroni & cheese, boiled new potatoes and drinks.

Woodcocks & Warty Toads, 7 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Learn about the curious “timberdoodle” and the amorous American toad, then take a short walk to listen for these crooners. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

On Stage - Theater Quartet, 8 p.m., North College Hill City Center, 1500 W. Galbraith Road, Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred reside in a home for retired opera singers in Kent, England. Each year, on the tenth of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on in this funny and poignant play. $15; $12 seniors, students and active military. Presented by CenterStage Players of Ohio. 588-4910; North College Hill.

Support Groups Diabetic Support Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Health care professionals share the newest and latest information, as well as answer your specific questions. Family friendly. Free. Through Nov. 8. 931-5777. Finneytown. GrandFamilies: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 1-2:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Support from caring leaders for challenges of parenting second time around. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 Craft Shows Ohio Valley Woodturners Demonstration and Exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Guild members demonstrate how wood is carved on a spin-

Exercise Classes Jerry Yearout and Mike Burke appear in the Sunset Players Inc. production of “Moonlight and Magnolias,” this weekend at the Arts Center at Dunham, 1945 Dunham Way. The show is 8 p.m. March 7, 8 and 9. Tickets are $14 or $12 for students and seniors. For ticket information call 513-588-4988 or visit THANKS TO DAVE COLLINS ning lathe and how special tools are used. Many of the artists’ finished pieces on display. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Education Maximize Your Social Security Benefits, 9-10:30 a.m., Family Life Center, Free. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Exercise Classes Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, 10200 Hamilton Ave., Family Life Center. Healthy program featuring explosion of music, dance and energy. Ages 4-12. $4. 851-4946; Mount Healthy.

Music - Rock Sweet Addiction, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With As of August, Greek Myth and Season Ten. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park.

Nature Wilderness Skills, Noon, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Vehicle permit required. Wilderness First Aid. $6. Registration required online by March 7. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Heron Rookery Viewing, 2-4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walk along the Hike Bike Trail to view an active heron nesting site through a spotting scope. Stop by the Winton Center for directions. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. by Spitzbuam Band from Saint Louis. $12.50. Reservations required. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. 385-2098; Colerain Township.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10 Dining Events Venison Dinner, 3-9 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Dinner includes either kirsch (venison) or Hungarian (beef) goulash, spaetzle (noodles), rot kohl (red cabbage), tossed salad and dessert. Assorted beverages available for purchase. Music by Ben Geers. $12, $6 ages 11 and under. Registration required by March 3. 741-9310; Colerain Township. Indiana’s Finest Chicken Dinner, 1-6 p.m., St. Ann Church - Groesbeck, 2900 W. Galbraith Road, Fried chicken with all the trimmings, including homemade desserts and beverage. Carryout, utilizing separate line, available. $11, $5 ages 11 and under. 521-8440. Colerain Township.


Quartet, 8 p.m., North College Hill City Center, $15; $12 seniors, students and active military. 588-4910; North College Hill.

A Stinky Hike, 1 p.m., Richardson Forest Preserve, 400 W. Kemper Road, Registration required online by March 7. Naturalist-led walk to sniff around for an interesting plant with unique features. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township. Heron Rookery Viewing, 2-4 p.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Springfield Township.


On Stage - Theater

Climbing Basics, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Adventure Outpost. Registration required online by March 7. Outdoor class covers basic knots, equipment use and climbing technique. Participants will then climb a 23-foot rock wall. All equipment provided. Ages 8 to adult. $8, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Quartet, 2 p.m., North College Hill City Center, $15; $12 seniors, students and active military. 588-4910; North College Hill.

On Stage - Theater

Special Events Johann Strauss Ball, 8 p.m.midnight, Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Strauss Waltz Dancers of Donauschwaben Society perform show of dances set to songs by famous Austrian composer, Johann Strauss. Includes music

a.m.-noon, Mount Healthy Christian Village, 8097 Hamilton Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc. 923-1985; Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 6:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. FitBodz, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructed by Gary Terry, West Point graduate, Army master fitness trainer and certified personal trainer. Focusing on helping individuals improve their strength, stamina, flexibility and weight loss. Bring mat, 3- or 5-pound dumbbells and water. $8. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Incorporates variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Registration required. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; Springfield Township.

Music - Blues Blues and Jazz Jam, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Featuring rotating musicians each week. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Seminars Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Karen Friedhoff, Consulting and Freelance Instructional Design LLC, presents: Resumes - Best Practices. Weekly speakers advise job seekers on how to conduct an effective job search. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.



Dance Classes

Free Winter Golf Program, 1-3 p.m., Meadow Links and Golf Academy, 10999 Mill Road, See your golf swing on video and how it compares to the tour pros. PGA professionals will be on hand to analyze your swing and make recommendations. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Forest Park.

New Beginner Western Square Dancing Class, 7:309:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No experience necessary. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 860-4746; Springfield Township.

MONDAY, MARCH 11 Clubs & Organizations Monthly Business Meeting, 11

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Classes, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

FitBodz, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $8. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Shoulder Pain? What Are Your Options for Relief? Presentation, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine-West, 6480 Harrison Ave., Learn about surgical options. Refreshments provided. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. 354-7635; Green Township.

Senior Citizens Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors and beginners with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township.

Support Groups Coping with Depression, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Discuss coping strategies. Free. Registration required. 931-5777; Finneytown. Holistic Health and Wellness Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Learn ways to manage your physical, mental and spiritual fitness. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, Free. 6717219; Springfield Township. Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, $5. 232-1303. Forest Park.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Classes, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Hatha Yoga, 9:15 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Arthritis: Natural Ways of Coping, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Activity Room. Lecture educates about what arthritis is, who is susceptible to it, what causes it, how to relieve it and steps to help prevent joint disease. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 9410378. Green Township.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 Dining Events Catholic Kolping Society Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Kolping Center, $8 dinner, $6 fish sandwich, $4 pizza with soft drink. 851-7951, ext. 1; Springfield Township.



Salad dressing, granola take advantage of maple season My friend Laura Noe and I were chatting a couple of weeks ago. She and husband Oakley were having their maple trees tapped for the annual pancake breakfast at Pattison Park here in Clermont County. Laura had me so enthused about tapping maple Rita trees that Heikenfeld I’m determined RITA’S KITCHEN next year to tap ours. Actually, we did tap our trees when my boys were little, but had no idea just how to go about it and I recall we got so little sap that we just stuck our fingers in it and tasted it raw. Tapping maple trees is an ancient art. Laura told me tapping should be done in mid to late winter – nights in the 20s and days sunny and in the 40s – so it’s a timely venture. Our Tristate park districts hold lots of fun maple syrup events for the family, so I hope you take advantage. The recipes requested for this week fell into tune, as well. I had requests for “a different salad dressing for Easter that’s not too heavy” and a request for “one more recipe for chunky granola.” I’ve shared my original recipe for chunky granola before but have an even chunkier one today.

Maple and balsamic salad dressing Serve over mixed greens or baby spinach with thinly sliced apples or strawberries, thinly sliced red onion and feta cheese. Good served with a sprinkling of candied or honeyed nuts on top. Check out my blog for that recipe. Whisk together:


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⁄3cup white balsamic vinegar or rice wine vinegar 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or to taste (For testing, I used Kroger Private Selection ) 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste 1 ⁄2cup extra virgin olive oil

Chunky maple granola

I was at first going to call this “Bible granola” since so many ingredients are mentioned in the Bible. This is my chunkiest yet – really good chunks but remember, you will always have some flaking. Be careful when breaking apart. Step by step photos are on my blog at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Mix together: 4 cups old fashioned oats 11⁄2cups sliced almonds or favorite nuts 1 cup mixed seeds: your choice of sesame, flax, millet, chia, hemp or sunflower seeds (see Rita’s tip)


Whisk together and add the smaller amount listed at first, then taste and add more if you like.

⁄2to 2⁄3cup light brown sugar ⁄2cup extra virgin olive oil 1 ⁄2cup maple syrup or honey 2-3 teaspoons vanilla 1 ⁄2teaspoon salt 1


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Put a piece of parchment on large cookie sheet (about 15 inches by 12 inches). Spray parchment. Pour coating over oat mixture. Pour onto pan and pat down evenly and firmly. This is important to make the granola chunk up later. Bake 30-35 minutes. Let cool and break into chunks. I use an offset spatula. This granola also makes a delicious cereal, no sugar needed!

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

You can use any combo of seeds, even all sunflower. Millet gives a delicious crunch and contains protein and iron. Chia, like flax, is a great source of Omega 3s, but doesn’t have to be ground to get the benefit. It also absorbs a lot of water and curbs the appetite. Hemp is not what you think, it comes from a completely different plant. Huge amounts of Omega 3s and protein there, too.

Can you help? Immaculate Heart of Mary’s cole slaw recipe for their fish fries. I misplaced the name of the reader who wanted it, but found out it is indeed made from scratch. I’ve got a call in to the church so we’ll see.


Fresh Market pound cake clone – Sue H. wanted to make this vanilla pound cake at home. I bought one and detected vanilla plus some artificial flavors in there as well. My palate tells me it’s butter flavor. I’ll work on a clone as soon as I get time. Jumbo bakery-style chewy chocolate chip cookies clone – I shared recipes a while back. Laura D. said these were a hit at home. She will be mailing a batch and let us know how they fare through the mail. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.


12191 Mill Road, Springfield Township, 742-0953 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 22.





5361 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain Township, 385-8010 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 22.

814 Hawthorne Ave., East Price Hill, 921-7527 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 22.

3144 Blue Rock Road, 7417700, Green Township 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 15.

Rita says this maple granola recipe is her chunkiest yet. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.


Little Flower Cafeteria, 5560 Kirby Ave., Mount Airy 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 22.


Our Lady of the Visitation, 3180 South Road, 347-2229 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 29.


Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Cheviot, 661-2000 5-7 p.m. Fridays through March 29.


17 Farragut Road, Greenhills, 825-8626 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays, March 8 and March 22 (dine in and carry out), and March 15 (drive-thru only).

1050 W. Kemper Road, Forest Park, 851-1930 5-7 p.m. Fridays through March 22.


1175 Overlook Ave., West Price Hill, 348-2043 3:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 29.

11565 Pippin Road, Colerain Township, 417-0888 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 15.


4366 Bridgetown Road, Bridgetown, 574-4840 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 29.


5425 Julmar Drive, Green Township, 922-2500 5-7 p.m. Fridays through March 29.


9375 Winton Road, Finneytown, 522-3680 5-8 p.m. Fridays through March 15.


2848 Fischer Place, Westwood, 661-0651 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 22.


4551 Delhi Road, Delhi Township, 417-7741 4-8 p.m. Fridays through March 22.



4108 W. Eighth St., West Price Hill 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 22.


7600 Winton, Finneytown, 378-5482 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 22.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 7340 8326 Brownsway Lane, Colerain Township, 521-7340 5-7 p.m. Fridays through March 29.


4353 West Fork Road, Green Township 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 29.

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Clovernook Center having annual raffle

INDEPENDENT BAPTIST FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 8580 Cheviot Rd., Colerain Twp 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School (all ages) 9:30am Sunday Morning Service 10:30am Sunday Evening Service 6:30pm Wedn. Service/Awana 7:00pm RUI Addiction Recovery (Fri.) 7:00pm Active Youth, College, Senior Groups Exciting Music Dept, Deaf Ministry, Nursery



5921 Springdale Rd


Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev. Richard Davenport, Pastor Classic Service and Hymnbook





Christ, the Prince of Peace

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Sunday School - 10:00 am Sunday Morning - 11:00 am Sunday Evening - 6:00 pm Wednesday - 7:00 pm Evening Prayer and Bible Study VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 25 through June 29 Ages 3 to 15 Theme: Amazing Adventures Wyoming Baptist Church

(A Church For All Seasons) Burns and Waverly Avenues Cincinnati OH 45215 821.8430

Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Sunday School..............................9:00 am Coffee & Fellowship...................10:00 am Praise & Worship........................10:30 am Visitors Welcome!


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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Jesus: The Treasure of His Kingdom" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:45am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Bearing the Love of Christ...for you!

Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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

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

LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15

Sunday School Hour (for all ages) 9:15 - 10:15am Worship Service - 10:30 to 11:45am (Childcare provided for infants/ toddlers) Pastor: Rich Lanning Church: 2191 Struble Rd Office: 2192 Springdale Rd

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

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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


Visitors Welcome

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

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

Sharonville United Methodist

Northwest Community Church

3751 Creek Rd.

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Adult & Children’s Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services


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

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

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

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

Nursery Provided

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

St. Paul United Church of Christ

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

Phone: 385-9077 Rev. Michelle Torigian Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

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Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a not-for-profit organization in North College Hill, is hosting its 2013 raffle event, an annual fundraising event in which no presence is required. “Chances” to win will be available for purchase beginning March 20, with the drawing taking place on April 26. “This year’s raffle offers many new, unique prize packages, as well as some of the most popular items from past years,” said Fran Cohen, event chair. “We have a wonderful assortment of packages to choose from, and the best part is you can

participate from the comfort of your own home. There is truly something for everyone.” The proceeds from this raffle will benefit Clovernook Center’s Youth Discovery summer day camps for youth ages eight to 22 with visual impairments. The camps consist of art, recreation, technology and activities of daily living, and annually assist more than 34 youth who are blind or visually impaired.

How it works:

A raffle participant may purchase chances to win one, or several, of 22 packages of his or her choice. Chances are avail-

able for purchase at one for $10, three for $25, seven for $50, 15 for $100 and 25 for $150. Packages include a mini iPad with leather smart case (worth $400), two round-trip tickets to New York City on Ultimate Air Shuttle (worth $1,390), a week at a beach-front condo in South Carolina (worth $1,100) and nineteen additional prizes. Winners are selected at random using an electronic number drawing system, and will be notified by phone on April 26. For a list of packages or to purchase chances to win, contact Betsy Baugh at 513-728-6274 or

Parks host dinner, mysteries Adults won’t want to miss out on great laughs during the Mystery Dinner Series at The Mill Race Banquet Center in Winton Woods. The mystery continues through September. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Upcoming Mystery Dinners are (note: shows contain adult humor and may not be unsuitable for children under 18 years of age): » March 16 - Toga Party Tragedy – Will the Deltas throw the best frat party on campus or leave the sorority girls screaming?

» April 6 - Fatal Family Reunion – Talk about backstabbing! A murderously funny family get together! » April 20 - Hog Heaven – Who has taken our “Chopper” the leader of the (Harley) pack? » April 27 - Country Chaos – Will Buckin’ Billy Bob Buford be buried before he can win another Possum County Line Dance Competition? Dinner includes salad, chef-carved prime rib, chicken breast and vegetable lasagna along with assorted side dishes and gourmet desserts. Soft drinks and coffee are complimentary and a

cash bar is available. The cost is $34.50 per person, plus tax. Due to the popularity of the dinners, tickets must be purchased in advance and are subject to availability. Tickets may be purchased online at No refunds will be accepted within 10 days of the ticket’s event. The Mill Course is at 1515 West Sharon Road. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, call 513-521PARK (7275), ext. 240.

College Hill hosting Derby party The College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation is hosting the third annual Derby Day Party and fundraiser Saturday, May 4, at Historic Laurel Court, 5870 Belmont in College Hill. The party starts at 5 p.m. with live entertainment prior to the Run for the Roses. Admission includes mint juleps, bar, catered derby fare, silent auction, raffles, hat contests and more. Attire is dressy casual. “Proceeds from this fun-filled evening will assist with CHCURC’s efforts to revitalize the College Hill business district. Last year’s Derby Day

helped CHCURC reach the $200,000 Challenge Match which enabled us to purchase a key building in the business district, 5917 Hamilton Ave. All funds raised through this year’s event will be used toward additional property acquisitions and the renovation of 5917 Hamilton Ave., which will bring a new business to the College Hill business district,” said CHCURC President Michael Cappel. “This annual event has really caught on in Greater Cincinnati. Last year’s party was a sell out. Reservations are limited to just 220 guests. Of course

the elegance of the mansion setting at Historic Laurel Court is a major attraction in itself,” said Derby Day co-chair Carolyn Royalty. Early bird tickets are $65 per person until April 1, $75 thereafter, and may be purchased online or by calling 1-877-840-0457 toll free. An estimated $30 or $40 of ticket price is tax deductible, depending on ticket cost. For more information, visit, or contact co-chairs Carolyn Royalty at 513-542-9792 or, or Tony Thompson at 513-2767391




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DEATHS Arline Becker Arline Schuesler Becker, 88, died Feb. 26. Survived by husband Willard Becker; children Carol, Barry (Millie), Nancy Becker; grandchildren Scott McDonough, Jessica (Christian) Osbourne, Amanda (Joe) Scroggin, Andy, Eric Lipps; great-grandchildren Kayla, Robbie Scroggin. Services were March 1 at the

Twin Towers Retirement Community Chapel. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Twin Towers Benevolent Care Fund, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224.

Rose Mary Woelfel Rose Mary Schobert Woelfel, 86, died Feb. 24. She was a lifelong member of St. Lawrence Parish and member

of St. Cecilia Rosary Altar Society. Survived by children Robert (Mary Jo), Edward (Barb) Woelfel, Debora (Thomas) Koch, Mary Ann Twilling; grandchildren Karen Scherch, Kathy (Jay) Wertz, Rob (Tricia), Lawrence, Nicole, Cassy, Christa Woelfel, Kim (Matt) Schamer, Kristy (Sean) Lanier, Beth (Konstantin) Volkov, Sarah, Mary Rose, Tommy, Holly Koch, Jennifer, Tara,

Paul, Ashley, Brittany, Bryan Twilling; great-grandchildren Abby, Max, Alex, Jack, Allison, Liz, Katelyn, Chloe, Elise, Ben, Sean Jr., Olivia, Nolan; siblings Lawrence (Carol) Schobert, Janet (Bob) Conwell. Preceded in death by husband Edward Woelfel, siblings James (Marlene) Schobert, Dolores (the late Ken) Inman. Services were Feb. 27 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Lawrence School Education

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Victim reported at Duvall Place, Feb. 8. Victim reported at Compton Lake Drive, Feb. 14. Theft $30 in gas pumped and not paid for at 7900 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 11.

Vehicle entered and items of unknown value removed at 6439 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 18.

POLICE REPORTS FOREST PARK Arrests/citations Juvenile male, 14, domestic violence at Pennington, Feb. 15. Charlie Holt, 36, 5908 North Glen Road, drug possession at 11967 Chase Plaza, Feb. 14.

Incidents/reports Burglary Residence entered and purse and tablet valued at $350 removed at 1234 Omniplex, Feb. 17. Criminal damaging Glass broke with pellet gun at 1082 Waycross, Feb. 14. Vehicle damaged with pellet gun at 1082 Waycross, Feb. 14. Vehicle damaged with pellet gun at Dewdrop, Feb. 15. Vehicle damaged with pellet gun at 448 Dewdrop, Feb. 14. Vehicle damaged with pellet gun at 608 Dewdrop, Feb. 14. Vehicle damaged with pellet

gun at 681 Waycross, Feb. 14. Reported by victim at 489 Dewdrop, Feb. 15. Window damaged at 11459 Kenn, Feb. 13. Vehicle damaged with pellet gun at 11437 Kenn, Feb. 14. Vehicle damaged with pellet gun at 11359 Kenn, Feb. 15. Vehicle window damaged with pellet gun at 1082 Waycross, Feb. 14. Identity fraud Victim reported at 11890 Hamden Drive, Feb. 18. Identity theft Victim reported, Feb. 15.

MOUNT HEALTHY Arrests/citations Marian Smith, 31, 1441 Meredith Drive, drug abuse at 7900 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 10. Shawn Lewis, 23, 1909 Wyoming Ave., carry concealed weapon at 8000 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 8. Keith Morris, 35, 1907 Wyoming

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The 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, 729-1300 » Mount Healthy: Chief Marc Waldeck, 728-3183 » Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 569-8500 » North College Hill: Chief Gary Foust, 521-7171 » Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101 » Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220. Ave., carry concealed weapon, drug abuse at 8000 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 8. Jason Hinton, 40, 7510 Hickman Street, obstructing official business, disorderly conduct at 7510 Hickman St., Feb. 7.Brandon Ware, 26, 7115 Salmar, drug possession at Ronald Reagan Highway, Feb. 20. Charles Patterson, 29, 138 Glen-

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Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing, aggravated vehicular assault Victim reported at 7522 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 7. Burglary Vehicle and firearm of unknown value removed at 7322 Bernard Ave., Feb. 9. Kindle, Wii system and iPod valued at $1,300 removed at 2041 Adams Road, Feb. 13. Burglary, grand theft auto Residence entered and TV and vehicle of unknown value removed at 1985 Madison Ave., Feb. 19. Carrying concealed weapon Window siding damaged at 7312 Harding Ave., Feb. 10. Victim reported at 7900 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 7. Criminal damaging Glass door damaged at 7511 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 11. Criminal damaging, disorderly conduct Reported at 7711 Joseph Street, Feb. 19. Criminal damaging, theft DVD player of unknown value removed from vehicle at 1997 Compton Road, Feb. 18. Domestic violence

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Arrests/citations Juvenile male, 17, theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 11. Juvenile male, 17, theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 11. Ravee Buie, 18, 1709 Norcol Lane, disorderly conduct at 1915 Emerson, Feb. 16. Jamel Tumbolt, 19, 2013 Galbraith, disorderly conduct at 1915 Emerson, Feb. 16.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Victim reported at 1714 Waltham, Feb. 15. Victim reported at 1717 Waltham, Feb. 14. Burglary Reported at 1919 Sterling, Feb. 18. Residence entered and property of unknown value removed at 6829 Parrish Ave., Feb. 17. Criminal damaging Paint splattered in garage at 6528 Meis Ave., Feb. 11. Locks damaged at 2084 W Galbraith Road, Feb. 11. Shots fired and vehicle damaged at Galbraith and Clovernook, Feb. 12. Garage damaged at 6528 Meis Ave., Feb. 8. Lock damaged at 2084 W Galbraith Road, Feb. 11. Shot fired and struck vehicle at Galbraith Road and Clovernook, Feb. 12. Vehicle damaged at 1813 Dallas Ave., Feb. 18. Domestic Victim reported at Galbraith Road , Feb. 17. Robbery Attempt made at 6813 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 10. Victim reported an attempt made at Goodman Ave., Feb. 18. Theft Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 1558 W Galbraith Road, Feb. 11. $46.15 in gas pumped and not paid for at 3920 Sterling Ave., Feb. 12. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 1558 W Galbraith Road, Feb. 11. Gas of unknown value removed at 1920 Sterling Ave., Feb. 11. Vehicle entered and purse and wallet, contents of unknown value removed at Carrol Ave., Feb. 14. Gas valued at $47 removed at 6813 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 16. Laundry of unknown value removed at 1585 Goodman Ave., Feb. 17.

Arrests/citations Juvenile male, 13, improper discharge of firearm at 8648 Neptune, Feb. 5. Juvenile male, 17, improper discharge of firearm at 8648 Neptune, Feb. 5. William Nintrup, 40, 3556 Akron Ave., operating vehicle intoxicated at 9651 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 8. Jashiah Crawford, 19, 5818 Hamilton Ave., drug abuse at Meredith Drive and Daly, Feb. 9. Alaina Shearer, 20, 6731 Britton Drive, drug abuse at Meredith Drive and Daly, Feb. 9. Jantzen Castle, 22, 1164 Harmon, assault at 8440 Jonfred, Feb. 10. Gregory Rece, 40, 1556 Hazelgrove Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at Hamilton and Kemper, Feb. 10. Nathaniel Elmore, 49, 1570 Meredith, disorderly conduct at 1570 Meredith, Feb. 10. Adam Cooper, 22, 1570 Meredith, disorderly conduct at 1570 Meredith, Feb. 10. Torrence Winbush, 21, 9023 Daly, drug trafficking at Landis Drive, Feb. 12. Brandon Matthew, 21, 2011 Roosevelt, assault at 2037 Bluehill, Feb. 12. Norman Matthew, 25, assault at 2037 Bluehill, Feb. 12. Juvenile male, 17, burglary at 8591 Bobolink, Feb. 12. Thomas Ross, 21, 1323 Market Street, operating vehicle intoxicated at Compton Road, Feb. 13. Lee Gamble, 34, 6428 College View Place, disorderly conduct at Sixth Ave., Feb. 13. Juvenile female, 15, domestic trouble at 8817 Balboa, Feb. 13. Paula Basic, 34, 460 State Route 222, falsification at 10948 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 13. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 8101 Hamilton, Feb. 13. Joseph McCullough, 24, 142 Hanover, receiving stolen property at Galbraith, Feb. 14. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 9167 Winton, Feb. 13. Ian Stark, 23, 3627 Michigan Ave., disorderly conduct at 8463 Cottonwood Drive, Feb. 15. Timothy Liebisch, 29, 1830 Sundale, drug abuse at Simpson, Feb. 17.

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Girls troop work helps keep newborns warm By Connie Ruhe

On a cold day in January, 67 girls in American Heritage Girls Troop OH3712 worked together to make sure newborn babies stay warm. Older girls cut squares of colorful, patterned fleece and younger girls tied fringed edges to create about 50 blankets for babies born to mothers served by Old St. Mary’s Pregnancy Center in Over-the-Rhine. The baby blanket project is one of many acts of service for AHG troop members, who range from kindergarten through 10th grade, according to troop coordinators Kim Abele and Beth Noe. Every other week at St. Ignatius Church’s Hilvert Hall, Troop OH3712’s afternoon meetings typically begin with a flag ceremony and opening prayer. Paula Trimble, the shepherd, shares a faith-filled message with the entire troop before the girls split into units by grade. They have a snack, then work on requirements for AHG badges, Abele explained. Their closing ceremony includes removing the colors, prayer and announcements. On Jan. 22, the girls stayed busy with their “no-sew” blankets. Troop

service coordinator Mary Hennessey delivered the blankets on the girls’ behalf to Old St. Mary’s Pregnancy Center, which offers pregnancy counseling and information and is affiliated with Old St. Mary’s Church. The pregnancy center creates “care packages” with a blanket, diapers and other items for newborn care, then distributes them to its clients. Founded in1995 in West Chester, the American Heritage Girls’ character development program focuses on service to God, family, community and country. Last year, 53 troop members completed a combined 665 hours of service. In addition to baby blankets, Abele and Noe explained, other projects include: » Operation Christmas Child – filling shoeboxes with small toys, school supplies and hygiene items plus a note of encouragement for needy children around the world. » Scouting for Food – collecting non-perishables in conjunction with Boy Scouts of America. » Cookies for Kairos – baking cookies for prisoners who participate in a Christian faith renewal ministry. Girls provide service as a troop, which allows

American Heritage Girls Troop OH3712 members display some of the baby blankets they produced during their Jan. 22 meeting at St. Ignatius Church. PROVIDED PHOTOS Maggie Kiefer, from left, Victoria Freudiger, Abby Smyth and Maria Abele make a fleece blanket to replenish the supply at Old St. Mary’s Pregnancy Center in Over-the-Rhine.

the older girls to guide those younger. “There are lots of opportunities to lead,” said Abele. Girls work within their units

and are encouraged to perform acts of service on their own – such as raking leaves for an elderly neighbor. Abele said the troop conducts fundraisers to help pay for fleece for the baby blankets, as well as items to ship to members of the armed forces oversees and materials to make cards for those in nursing homes. Troop OH3712 is in its seventh year at St. Ignatius. Most members live in the Monfort Heights area, and attend either public or

private school or are home-schooled. Abele has a seventh grader and a second grader in the troop. Noe’s daughters are in sixth, fourth and second grades. “We do a lot of family events because of the way we’re structured,” Abele said. AHG members camp, fish and picnic. The troop just held a family-bowling event that drew 114, and the girls are looking forward to the annual FatherDaughter Dance.

LEGAL NOTICE The Mt. Healthy Police Department has possession of firearms belonging to the following individuals and would like to return them. Eddie Parker, Anna Cunnigan, Hugh Dyer, Kelman Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Joe Kaiser, Willie Harris, Kenneth Hall, James Wooley, Mike Albert, Robert Gaston, Myra Creed, Roland Fries, Harold Johnson, Gary Bosh, Mark Brady and Theda Hatter. Please contact Sgt. N. Michael at 513-7283183 so these firearms may be returned to you. After 90 days the firearms will be considered unclaimed property and will be sold by the Chief of Police or licensed auctioneer at public auction. 1749785

Health care village ‘deficiency free’ Mount Healthy Christian Village, a non-profit retirement community’s skilled nursing center, received a perfect survey from the Ohio Department of Health for the second year in a row. Ohio Department of Health rated village’s Health Care Center as “deficiency free” in health services after spending four days in the facility examining care provided over the past year. All clinical and operational systems were scrutinized under a survey process called QIS (Quality Indicator Survey). Annual inspections are conducted to ensure compliance with Medicare and Medicaid requirements. A team of 7 surveyors performed a comprehensive review of all aspects of the nursing facility’s operations which included observing medication pass, treatments, rehab services, kitchen operations, housekeeping, maintenance, social services, human resources, dietician services, dining services, staff development, and activities as well as interviewed staff, residents and family members. Mount Healthy Christian Village, at 8097 Hamilton Ave., is owned by Christian Benevolent Association and offers a full continuum of care for older adults which includes post-hospital recovery and rehabilitation care, long term care, assisted & independent living apartments, Alzheimer’s assisted living memory care and out-patient therapy. For more information, call Julie Price at 513-931-5000 or e-mail

MEETING NOTICE The Board of Trustees of the Community Programming Board of Forest Park, Greenhills, and Springfield Township will meet on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:30 PM, at 2086 Waycross Road, Forest Park. 1750412

Legal Notice Springfield Township Resolution No. 103-2012 declared the following to be junk motor vehicles. The owners of the properties on which those vehicles are located are ordered to remove the vehicles from their property: Address: 6258 Witherby Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224

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If the owner(s) of the land fails to remove the vehicle(s) within 14 days of the date of this Notice, Springfield Township may remove or cause the removal of the vehicle(s) and enter any expenses incurred on the tax duplicate of the property as a lien upon the land. A copy of this Notice has been posted on the principal structure on each property. Submitted by: Christopher Gilbert, Development Services Director 522-1410