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Winton Woods: The door is open District hopes enrollment policy brings new students By Rob Dowdy
They gather in a Greenhills church classroom because they like to quilt, to chat and to help area charities. They do their gathering and stitching the first and second Tuesday of each month at the Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian. They start at 9 a.m. and turn off the sewing machines at 9 p.m. with folks invited to wander in and stay a while or just until their fingers are tired. SEE STORY, A2
The Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a new open enrollment policy during its Feb. 28 meeting. The new policy is expected to generate revenue for the district, as each student from another school district who transfers to Winton Woods brings $5,700 from their former school district with them. Winton Woods will hold an
enrollment period from April 1 to Aug. 1, after which no students living outside the district will be able to transfer to Winton Woods until the following enrollment period.
Superintendent Camille Nasbe said the number of available spaces in the district will be determined by the optimum capacity in the various programs and classrooms so that the district isn’t paying more teachers than it must. “We don’t want to incur additional expenses,” she said. Winton Woods Board of Education President John Pennycuff said the potential for additional revenue made the vote for a new open enrollment policy a much easier one to make.
He said as long as potential students from other districts are in good standing at their current district, have transportation to and from Winton Woods schools and there’s space available for them in the district, they’ll be welcomed. “The door is open,” Pennycuff said. District officials are hoping the district’s new global studies program, various athletic opportunities and its fine arts programs will draw considerable interest from neighboring school districts.
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Karen Dabduob, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati Council on American Islamic Relations, recently was a featured speaker in Laurel Chambers’ senior English class at McAuley High School. The students are reading the book “Princess” by Jean Sasson and exploring a unit on Islam as part of McAuley’s global curriculum to educate and inform students about the world around them SEE SCHOOLS, A4
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Springfield Township residents heard how the township did in 2010, and what’s ahead in 2011 and beyond at the March 5 State of the Township forum. Among the accomplishments township Administrator Mike Hinnenkamp noted for the 200-plus audience was the nearing completion of the Winton Road corridor project. Decorative street lights are being installed as the final phase of the streetscape project. He also provided figures on the township’s gas and electric aggregation program, aimed at saving residents and businesses money on utility bills. “The biggest savings was in electricity,” Hinnenkamp said, “with the 8,668 residents who signed up for the program saving an average of $314 in 2010.” Looking ahead to 2011, Hinnenkamp said the goals are financial stability, neighborhood revitalization and improved communications. The financial goal may be tougher than expected as Springfield Township, like other townships and municipalities in the state, are bracing for the loss of estate tax and local government funding. Spearheaded by the township, Hinnenkamp has helped organize a unified coalition to lobby for alternative funding before the legislature eliminates the estate tax, currently slated for 2013. Springfield Township would lose an estimated $1.6 million a year, which Trustee Joe Honerlaw said is 40 percent of the township’s budget. The local government funding, also expected to be drastically reduced this year, is about $560,000 for township coffers. “Together, those two revenue
Mary Cinquina, left, West College Hill, and Maggie Herrin, Finneytown, check out proposals for Cinquina's neck of the woods during the March 5 State of Springfield Township forum. sources are 60 percent of our general fund budget,” Hinnenkamp said. “We, like other townships in the state, are in serious financial trouble without another source of revenue.” The forum also gave residents a sneak peek at the Comprehensive Neighborhood Master Plan. Still in draft form, the plan was developed by a 70-member steering committee to address land use, individual neighborhood concerns and potential in 12 township communities. Mary Cinquina, a West College Hill resident who served on the committee, said she was personally happy to see the designated green spaces in her neck of the woods. “We recommended that the township be involved in what
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Greenhills quilters keep charities in stitches By Heidi Fallon email@example.com
They gather in a Greenhills church classroom because they like to quilt, to chat and to help area charities. They do their gathering and stitching the first and second Tuesday of each month at the Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian. They start at 9 a.m. and turn off the sewing
machines at 9 p.m. with folks invited to wander in and stay a while or just until their fingers are tired. “We have two or three people to eight or nine,” said Sharon Bailey who organized the community quilting bee. “It just depends, but we encourage everyone to stop in.” Bailey, who lives in Fairfield along with fellow quilting outreach organizer Minnetta Synesael-Mushaben,
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Dick Mushaben checks his stitches as he helps complete a charity quilt at the Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian. is a 10-year member of the church. “I got to know Minnetta through quilting and we were able to get this classroom to offer the quilting,” Bailey said. The two avid and skilled quilters usually work on quilts and comforters that will be donated to area charities. “They are six-hour quilts and I guess we've made maybe seven so far,” Syne-
sael-Mushaben said. She has convinced her husband, Dick, of the joys of quilting and he has become an almost regular. “Everything I do, I do with my hands and quilting and sewing is no different,” he said, while guiding a slice of fabric carefully through a sewing machine. “I do wood carving, paint houses, play the keyboard and build houses.” Building a Habitat for
Humanity home was how the couple met. Those stopping in during the 12-hour quilt-a-thon can bring their own projects and simply enjoy the conversation and get tips from the experienced quilters. “We don't actually teach, but we are willing to offer advice and guidance on quilting,” SynesaelMushaben said. “We started as a way to bring people together with a
Carol Brandenburg slices through fabric to give quilters more to work with during the twice-monthly community quilting bee at Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian. common interest and, if they want, help us make the charity quilts,” Bailey said. “We're always happy to see new faces no matter how long they stay during the day.” For more information, call the church at 8258400. The church is at the corner of Winton and Cromwell roads.
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Minnetta Synesael-Mushaben, left, and Sharon Bailey admire the most recent six-hour quilt stitched up during the twice-monthly community quilting bee at the Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian.
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dential families is $120. After June 3, the rate will be $160. The city is continuing its community athletic program and plans to add youth football, co-ed adult softball and a free walking program to the youth soccer it started last year.
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Walkers start April 4 and will meet every Monday, weather permitting, at 6 p.m. in the park. No registration is required. Residents who have an idea for a sports program or want to volunteer to help with the ones on the roster, call 729-8455.
The Springfield Township senior golf group is seeking men and women 55 and older to take to the links. The golfers tee off 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays, starting April 18, at the Mill Golf Course at Winton Woods. The membership fee is $25. Call 522-4404 for information.
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torical Society is inviting folks to come visit where it now calls home at the former Goodman School, 1731 Goodman Ave. The group continues to accumulate and display memorabilia to add to its collection. Call 522-9058 for information or set up an appointment to tour the displays.
The Winton Woods Boathouse opening, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 12, has been postponed until Saturday, March 19, due to flooding and rain. For updates on park conditions, go to www.GreatParks.org.
Mt. Healthy principal says he took watches
March 16, 2011
By Heidi Fallon
The principal of Mount Healthy High School admitted in court last week that he took watches from a department store in December. “You’re setting a poor example for your students,” Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Brad Greenberg told D. Wayne Sawyers. When the judge asked Sawyers, 56, of Mason, what he did for a living, he said he was “an administrator” in Mount Healthy Schools. The school district’s website identifies him as the high school’s principal. Sawyers originally was charged with theft, but had the charge reduced Tuesday to unauthorized use of property when he pleaded guilty to avoid a trial. Sawyers went Dec. 10 to the Symmes Township Kohl’s store at 9201 Fields Ertel Road where, court documents note, he placed four watches valued at $124.95 in his pocket and left the store. Sawyers, whose annual salary is $101,593, said in court Tuesday he forgot his credit card in his car and went out to get it out while he still had the watches. A store loss prevention officer confronted him and
Greenhills residents can be proud of their recycling efforts in 2010. According to Evonne Kovach, municipal manager, the village recycled 46 more tons last year than they did in 2009. “We recycled 153.29 tons of metal, glass, plastic and paper in 2010,” Kovach said. “Residents saved resources, conserved energy and reduced pollution with their recycling efforts.”
recovered two of the watches. It was unclear what happened to the other two watches. Sawyers “then fled the store on foot and in a 2005 Nissan ... He was identified by his BMV image and store security photos,” court records note. “He should have known the consequences of what he did,” particularly in light of his education and job, said Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Hicks who made the arrest. Mount Healthy City Schools Superintendent Lori Handler didn’t return calls, but in an e-mail, wrote that Sawyers has been with the district for five years and is on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the case. Any
action on his job, she noted, would be made by the city’s Board of Education. “I just regret the incident,” Sawyers told the judge. The judge placed Sawyers on probation for one year, fined him $100, ordered him to pay Kohl’s restitution of $84.97 for two watches and to attend a class for those arrested on theft charges. He also ordered the principal to stay out of all Kohl’s stores. The maximum sentence Sawyers faced was 30 days in the Hamilton County Justice Center and a $250 fine.
She said the recycling efforts cons e r v e d e n o u g h energy to power every home in Greenhills
for six days. “It also reduced more greenhouse gas pollution than if every household in Greenhills did not drive a car for three weeks,” Kovach said, “and, saved 1,415 trees from being harvested.
The Forest Park Environmental Awareness Program and the Hamilton County Park District will sponsor the 24th annual Winton Woods cleanup Saturday, April 16. Cleaning chores will be from 9 a.m. to noon and volunteers are needed to help remove trash and debris that threaten the scenic beauty and wildlife in Winton Woods. Volunteer registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Kestrel Point Shelter, located
near Winton Centre at 10245 Winton Road. Volunteers will be supplied with bags and gloves and will be rewarded with a raffle by Wildbirds Unlimited and a cookout sponsored by Kroger and JTM. The park district reports that during the last 23 years, the cleanup has totaled more than 7,300 volunteers who collected approximately 135 tons of litter. Last year, approximately 200 volunteers picked up
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The physicians and caregivers of the Greater Cincinnati Associated Physicians who are joining Mercy Medical Associates are (in alphabetical order): Daniel Barnes, M.D. Tegal Bhatt, D.O., PhD Stephanie BroughtonHartline, D.O. Mary Theresa Cardone, M.D. Prasad Chandra, M.D. Matthew Ciambarella, D.C. Thomas Dryer, M.D. Geralynn DuellBriedenstein, D.O. John Grimm, D.O. Dirk Hines, M.D. Krista Hodges, C.N.P. John Kerbo, D.O. Prashanth Kesav, M.D. Richard Klopp, M.D. Todd Kravetz, M.D. John Leisgang, M.D. Kellene Lenz, M.D. Jason Mattingly, M.D. Gregory Niehauser, D.O. William Rath, D.O. Paul Rupp, M.D. Sharon Sax, M.D. Joseph Seibert, M.D. W. David Smith, M.D. Traci Turner, M.D. Matthew Witsken, M.D. Perry Wong, M.D. women’s health center. Along with the convenience of more locations and easier access, Mercy also provides more coordinated care through electronic medical records (EMR’s), which have been implemented in all of its physician practices and are being added to its area hospitals. This technology allows patients to schedule appointments, view test results and review their medical history through a secure online system. The EMR’s also enhance communication between a patient’s primary care physician and their specialists, helping provide more efficient medical care.
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“We would like to increase our recycling efforts. We currently have about 25 percent of our households recycling.” The village will provide residents with a red recycling bin for curbside service at a cost of $1 per month. Interested residents can call 825-2100 for more information. General questions about recycling may be directed to Hamilton County's recycling hotline at 946-7766.
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Doctors, caregivers join Mercy physicians Mercy Health Partners is making it easier than ever for patients to access comprehensive health care services on West Side. Twenty-six physicians from Greater Cincinnati Associated Physicians (GCAP) will become part of Mercy Medical Associates, the growing network of doctors employed by Mercy Health Partners. The GCAP primary care physicians who will be joining Mercy Medical Associates are located in seven offices that spread from White Oak to Harrison. Their addition to the Mercy network of care means it will be easier for residents to get high-quality treatment for the majority of their health care needs right in their community – from primary care to follow up tests to acute care. “I have patients with chronic illnesses who require ongoing treatment and have really benefited from Mercy’s approach to providing comprehensive, high-quality care where people live,” said Daniel Barnes, M.D., a family medicine physician with GCAP who is based at the Neeb Road office. “Mercy is investing in the West Side more than ever; they are demonstrating a commitment to quality and improving access to health care that is truly inspiring to many of us in the medical community.” On the West Side, Mercy provides two acute care hospitals, a 24/7 emergency medical center, imaging centers, primary and specialty care physician practices, and senior living communities. Construction will also begin soon on the new Mercy Hospital West, at I-74 and North Bend Road which will include maternity care, a heart center, a cancer center, and a
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Standing with his defense attorney Greg Moore (right) Mount Healthy High School Principal D. Wayne Sawyers explains to Hamilton County Municiple Court Judge Brad Greenberg the reason why he took two watches out of a Kohl's department store. He pleaded guilty to taking the watches and was given a year probation and had to pay restitution.
about three tons of litter and debris in less than three hours. This is a rain or shine event. Young children who volunteer must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact the Forest Park Environmental Awareness Program at 595-5263 or visit GreatParks.org. For more on your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com.
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HONOR ROLLS John Paul II Catholic School
The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.
First honors: Will Alander, Claire Alverston, Jonathan Birdsong, Timothy Cook, Emily Engel, Elijah Flerlage, Casandra Fulks, Jack Gildea, Conner Grady, Maria Hemmelgam, Samuel Johnstone, Emma Karle, Joey Knight, Ashley Kuchenbuch, Anthony Luken, William McCullough, Erin Parsons, Jacob Sauer, Maxwell Scheff, Kira Staubach, Blaise Stephens, Michael Vesprani, Darryl Whitehead II, Ally Woeste and Connor Yauss. Second honors: Micah Allen, Grace Barnett, Zac Baur, Nick Beck, Madison Dees, Casey Evans, Jaylen Hasan, Cameron Madden, Fola O’Neal-Akerele, Alexis Powers, Seth Ruebusch, Holly Ryczek, Ian Scheid, Josh Scheid, Brian Schnedl, Vaughn Steele, Ben Stump, Ashley Thorn and Mitchell Turner II. PROVIDED
Holding Pakistani dresses are, from left, Kerry Caddell, Jordanne Mitchell, Shaiza Alvi and Catie Murray.
McAuley seniors explore Middle East, Islam cultures
Karen Dabduob, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati Council on American Islamic Relations, recently was a featured speaker in Laurel Chambers’ senior English class at McAuley High School. The students are reading the book “Princess” by Jean Sasson and exploring a unit on Islam as part of McAuley’s global curriculum to educate and inform students about the world around them Dabdoub explained the Five Pillars of Islam and major Islamic practices, such as wearing Islamic clothing and the fasting period of Ramadan.
She addressed stereotypes about Muslims and informed students about the many peace-loving Muslims throughout the word. Dabdoub said there are certain groups of Muslims that are extreme in their views, and they often use religion to justify their actions; however, these groups do not represent the views and actions of most Muslims. Senior Shaiza Alvi, who has relatives in Pakistan, also presented a program on Pakistani wedding customs. She explained that the wedding celebrations last for a few days and women wear different dresses for each part of the celebration.
Alvi showed the students the dresses that she wore at the wedding celebration of her cousin. She explained that the women first choose the fabric for the dresses, then the dresses are sewn by a seamstress. Senior Samantha Kent prepared a Turkish dessert called Noah’s Pudding for the class to sample. The dessert is made with barley, beans, nuts and dried fruit. It is served to commemorate the landing of Noah’s ark, and distributed to people of all religions to promote peace and love. Other students presented power points on Middle Eastern architecture, music and
dance. In their journals, students commented that before the presentations, they knew very little about Islam or the Middle East, and they understood much more about the practices and beliefs of Islam. “Our students are growing up in a much more connected and interdependent world than past generations. I think this unit gives the young women at McAuley important information about people and places that are important in their lives now, and especially in their future,” Chambers said.
First honors: Jake Blaut, Henry Bollmer, Kyle Butz, Nicholas Gerdes, Karin Jacobsen, Jenna Johnstone, Elizabeth Maloney, Michael Nichols, Alexis Reynolds, Hailey Scully, Drew Suffoletta, Zachary Thomas, Christofer Trentman and Jack Wesseli. Second honors: Christopher Arnold, Nic Brehm, Andrew Bren, Corrie Bridgeman, Max Girmann, Peter Glassmeyer, Brittany Jerger, Wesley King, Mackenzie McCoy, Libby Moore, Bradley Packer, A. Taylor Schuermann, Danielle Szczepanski and Julie Treinen.
First honors: Brennan Bollmer, Julie, Cason, Kyle Chaulk, Ashley DeBurger, Rebecca DeBurger, Molly Doran, Austin Franklin, Samantha Girdler, Nicholas Grimes, Drew Horton, Keion Humphrey, Lindsey Ollier, Sara Peyton, Kevin Schnedl, Brent Taylor and Hanna Thomas. Second honors: Dana Backs, Adam Blasch, Donaven Hill, Sarah O’Shaughnessy, Caitlin Rieman, Olivia Roll, Daniel Scheid, Abbi Steele and Alex Vinegar.
Winton Woods Middle School
The following students have earned honors for trhe second quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.
4.0 honor roll: Morgan Samuel, Hannah Van Dyke and Cindy Vivar-Perez. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Menyada Anderson, Simone Anthony, Simon Asem, Tiana Bane, Ben-
jamin Beras, Jayson Booker, Ona Brown, Mashallah Corbett, Kaylee Courter, Kayode Daboiku, Etsubdink Daniel, Andrew Evans, Linda Flores, Jacob Goins, Jade Hudson, Erezi Ikeneku, Kevin Jarmusik, Nia Lee, Jalen Lumpkin, Estefany Madrigal-Vavquez, Whitney McKenzie, Princess MorrowBanks, Bryan Nieto, Ohenebah Nkrumah, Malik Robinson, Dayanna Rockemore, Parker Sarra, Leah Smith, Taylor Smith, Tyra Smith, Kaniah Stanford, Christopher Stumpf, Jae’len Summerours, Jocelyn Vargas, Jessica Vaughan, Tagashia Wakefield, Jessica Weems and Dwayne Wilkins. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Joseph Allen, Victoria Collins, Miranda Corbett, Christian Cruz, Ana De Leon, Elvis Diaz, Krislyn Gaines, Jesus Galan, Raddy Garcia, Aliyah Horton, Jayla Jenkins, David Keeling, Jacqueline Kitt, Delaney Lindeman, Yasimean Long, Paige Mack, Ciera Meinzer, Hariharan Meyyappan, India Miller, Amani Merriweather, Justin Moore, Charles Murrell, Darien Parker, Devan Robinson, Lanisha Rodgers, Devin Shafer, Deion Smith, Amberly Stier, Kamella Wolfork, Jarren Woods, Timothy Wooten and Christopher Wright.
4.0 honor roll: Jared Beiersdorfer, Anna Clark, Sarai Dean, Kendra Jackson, Ashley McCartney, Irene Onianwa, Hayley Perkins and Matthew Smith. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Autumn Adams, Usamah Ali, Kevin Austin, Emma Bedan, Gillermo Benitez Ramirez, Dashana Bradley, Emelin Caceres, Ryan Capal, Stormy Caudill, Albert Coates, Jazmine Edwards, Christopher Figueroa, Kemijah Gorden, Precious Hasan, Lauren Harvey, Precious Hasan, Joshua Kerobo, Justin Kerobo, Jackson Kramer, Alexander Kuhn, Ni’yana Madaris, Devantae McGrone, Jenica McGee, Chiara Meier, Auna’y Miller, Jassman Moran, Anthony Phillips, Jordan Randolph, Sydney Reid, Alexander Simon and E’yonni Tompkins. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Toriano Beamon, Matthew Berte, Jack’ara Blankumsee, Kamry Brown, Jasmine Campbell, Justin Cazeau, Kiana Collins, Keria Cunningham, Armand Evans, Grekia Evans, Danchelle Fain, Will Fountain, Christopher Garcia, Lauren Harvey, Tariq Hill, Tiffany Hudson, Timothy Jorden, Ri’an Kelly, Christian Lumpkin, Magaly Madrigal, Hugh McCartney, Matthew McNeill, Brittany Nieman, Khadijah Palmer, Jesse Rengers, Gabriel Santiago Rivera, Alana SearsStephens, Aneisia SearsStephens, Stephanie Shelton, Morgan Strupe, Orlando Underwood, Jelani Vaughn, Sequoia Washington, Michael Webster, Abigail Williams, Darnell Williams and Brennon Wilson.
Mercy holds Admission with Distinction ceremony
Roger Bacon High School students raised money for several charities through the annual Assist-a-Family program. Friendly competition between homerooms kept the contest interesting; one homeroom lead the way in collections with $250. The Mother of Christ Church and St. George Food Pantry each received a check for $1,300 in addition to two SUVs full of new toys, gifts and clothing. The RB Alumni Association also made a donation of $520. Pictured from left are Janet Cavanaugh, director of the St. George Food Pantry, Marc Robisch, Ellie Devlin, Jeff Schomaker and Peter Stiver.
Engineering students at Winton Woods Middle School continued to use the Project Lead the Way design process as they designed cranes out of limited supplies that included straws, string and paper clips. The cranes were used to save animals from flood waters by lifting them over a barrier wall. Pictured working on the project are, from left, Mahlea Cohn, Darnell Williams, DeVantae McGrone, Javaughn Pegg and Leslie Nnanyelugo. PROVIDED
Mother of Mercy High School recently held its annual Admission with Distinction ceremony for academic scholars of the class of 2015. Eighth-graders from 13 area schools were recognized for receiving academic scholarships based on their test scores from the high school placement test taken in November. Freshman Tricia Cavanaugh and senior Liz Bley spoke to the girls on the experience and opportunities that lay ahead of them as they embark on their high school journey. Academic scholarships were awarded to the following: • Leading Scholars – Sarah Doren, Our Lady of Lourdes School; Maria Vetter, Our Lady of the Visitation School; Madeline Spetz, St. Catharine of Siena School; Marissa Long and Becca Rhein, St. Aloysius Gonzaga School; Rachel Leonhardt and Kathryne Smith, St. Ignatius of Loyola School; Kristen Gandenberger, St. James School; Ashley Wittrock, St. Dominic School; Delaney
Greiner, St. Jude School; and Abigail Schatzman, St. Teresa of Avila School. • Academic Achievers – Sara Forbeck, St. Bernard School; Jordyn Alexander, Emily Biery, Lynsey Kurzhals, Brooke Schierenbeck and Bridget Walsh, Visitation; Brooke Benjamin and Erika Schmitt, St. Jude; Natalie Luken and Nadya Streicher, St. Aloysius Gonzaga; Sara Dressman, Our Lady of Grace School; Danielle Diersing, Alison Gay, Colleen Kotlas, Emily Massengale, Abigail McBee, Rachael Petranek and Audrey Wanstrath, St. Ignatius; Alexandra Zeller, Finneytown; Arlie Mullaney, Our Lady of Lourdes; Jessica Richter, St. Martin School; Shelby Schmidt, St. James; and Michaela Smith, St. Aloysius-on-the-Ohio. • James L. Besl Benefactor Award – Brooke Benjamin, St. Jude. • Jim & Elaine Day Benefactor Award – Audrey Wanstrath, St. Ignatius. • Hubert Family Benefactor Award – Michaela Smith, St. Aloysius-on-theOhio.
March 16, 2011
McAuley presents scholarships to eighth-graders A group of eighth-grade girls recently was honored at the Catherine McAuley Honoree Dinner, a gala buffet and celebration ceremony at McAuley High School. The students were offered scholarships of varying amounts, ranging from $500 to full tuition, to attend McAuley. The scholarships were based on their achievement on the high school entrance test, and/or because of excellence in other areas. The following students have accepted their scholarships as of Jan. 24 and will be attending McAuley next year: Maria Anderson, Jodie Anneken, Jessica Arling, Morgan Bailey, Monica Bartler,
Celebrating their McAuley scholarships are, from left, Our Lady of Grace School eighth-graders Emma Pierani, Tristyn Boner, Amanda Ozolins and Rebecca Crawford. Martha Bates, Colleen Beaupre,
Tristyn Boner, Rachel Budke,
Madeline Buescher, Alexandra Busker,
Caitlin Buttry, Kaitlyn Calder, Ashley Colbert, Taylor Courtright, Rebecca Crawford, Malina Creighton, Amanda Deller, Mary Dickman, Lauren Dixon, Molly Doran, Sarah Erb, Haillie Alexis Erhardt, Abigail Evans, Elena Ferancy, Nia Gibson, Carrie Gordon, Angelique Groh, Victoria Hemsath, Margaret Kammerer, Megan Kerth, Maria Rose Koenig, Sydney Lambert, Margaret Mahoney, Olivia Masuck, Anna McGhee, Haley Michel,
Gina Minella, Osmari Novoa, Lindsey Ollier, Amanda Ozolins, Mckenzie Pfeifer, Emma Pierani, Emily Popp, Megan Quattrone, Melissa Rapien, Katherine Rodriguez, Olivia Roll, Allie Schindler, Mallory Schmitt, Elizabeth Schultz, Claire Sillies, Olivia Spampinato, Claire Tankersley, Mallory Telles, Emily Threm, Annie Vehr, Erika Ventura, Jessica Ventura, Eva Weber and Sharon Witzgall.
making event; • Jordan Kenton and Staci Sneed, who placed second in the hospitality management team decision-making event; and • Jazmin House and Alexius Lewis, who placed second in the financial analysis team decision event. Also earning DECA Diamond trophies at the Ohio DECA District 4 conference were: • Dammon Johnson and Harrison Butler, who placed fifth in the sports and entertainment team decision-making event. • Jay Barnes and Julian Barnett, who placed third in the business law and ethics team decision-making event. • Alyssa Brown and Janae Sneed, who placed third in the travel and tourism team decision-making event. All competitors took a 100-question test over marketing and business information that applies to the career cluster their event covers. In addition, students completed a case study that presented them with a challenge that might be encountered in that career area and then presented their solution to their judge. • The school has formed the Warrior
Dance Crew, a student-led hip hop dance team. The dance crew was born when sophomores Paidra Harris and Tiasia Cockrell went to Principal Dr. Terri Holden because, according to Harris, they wanted something new for the school. While the school already had a step team, the girls wanted a group that was just dance. The crew has performed at Warrior Madness, a kick-off event for the school's basketball team, and at halftime during basketball games. All of the dance crew members said they'd welcome the opportunity to perform at events for younger students in the district. Students on the 2011 Warrior Dance Crew were chosen out of 45 students who auditioned for a panel of judges. Members are seniors Kalyn Frey, Quentin Carr and Rico Scott, juniors Acia Mitchell, Courtenay Gray, David Crutcher, Star Bell and Kamaya Wright, sophomores Alethea Sims, Devon Graves, Jasmin Shaw, Jenaye Gerald-Lawrence, Tiasia Cockrell and Paidra Harris, and freshmen Cierra Croff and Jyna Shipman.’
SCHOOL NOTES John Paul II Catholic School
The Christian Student Award is presented each quarter to students in each homeroom, kindergarten through eighth grade, who exemplifies the teachings of Christ in the John Paul II Catholic School community. Students may receive the award once per school year. The second quarter recipients were: • Kindergarten – Casey Beck, Isabella Dahm, Conlan Daniel and Reese Hill. • First grade – Jake Krueger, Anna McGraw, Mackenzie Mueller and Maeve Tierney. • Second grade – Ella Baur, Jason Birdsong, Jackson Hauck and Ella Schlichter. • Third grade – Lindsay Ballinger, Charlie Johnstone, Patrick O’Shaughnessy and Elizabeth Yauss. • Fourth grade – David Crigler, Elizabeth Mushaben, Danielle Nissen and Jake Speed. • Fifth grade – Erin Backs, A.J. Lands, Daniel Michaels and Hayley Parr. • Sixth grade – Sam Johnstone, Holly Ryczek, Jacob Sauer and Kira Staubach. • Seventh grade – Nicholas Dawson, Elizabeth Maloney, Libby Moore and Drew Suffoletta. • Eighth grade – Dana Backs, Molly Doran, Colin Roberts and Alex Vinegar. • The Christian Effort Award is presented each quarter to students in each homeroom, kindergarten through eighth grade. Recipients put forth their best effort in their studies, are humble in their success and are willing to share their talents with others. The second quarter recipients are • Kindergarten – Leah Mason and Carter Yox. • First grade – Ethan McCoy and Luke Wagner. • Second grade – Meredith Gullette and Bree Hubert. • Third grade – Noah Braun and Britney Gels. • Fourth grade – Matthew DeSalvo and Mandy Miller. • Fifth grade – Kaelie Hopkins and Megan Kenner. • Sixth grade – DeAysha Harris and Josh Scheid. • Seventh grade – Karin Jacobsen and Jenna Johnstone. • Eighth grade – Drew Horton and Abbi Steele.
In college, Haverkos would like to major in wildlife biology and conservation.
North College Hill High School
Seven North College Hill/Great Oaks students are preparing to test their business and marketing skills against other top Ohio students after a strong showing at DECA regional competition. The students are all enrolled in the sports and entertainment marketing program at North College Hill. DECA is an international organization for business and marketing students. Placing were junior Michael Calicott, first place in sports and entertainment marketing series; senior Andrew Colyer, third place in automotive services; senior Cidnei Lewis, third place in apparel and accessories; and senior Philip St. Hilaire, first place in the quick serve restaurant category. Seniors Chaz Chichester and Matthew Lee, and junior Marquez Hill will compete in the sports and entertainment marketing research written event.
Roger Bacon High School
Every year, students in Mike Benjamin's junior science classes usually complete element projects where they research an element, write a paper about it, make a poster showing how it is used, then present their findings to their classmates. This year, the Chemical Heritage Foundation sponsored a nationwide contest to encourage high school students to choose one element on the periodic table, then create and submit a video on that element to share knowledge with others in a different format online. Most of the videos made by RB students have been reviewed and posted on the CHF website for voting. As of Jan. 23, one of the student-made videos is in the running for the People's Choice Award. Juniors Alan Bossmann and Ben Bruns created a video on radon that is currently in third place nationally.
Winton Woods City Schools
District fine arts facilitator David Bell has been asked to serve on the
Ohio Department of Education team that has been charged with revising the Ohio academic content standards for fine arts. The team will Bell revise the standards that were adopted in 2003 by the Ohio Board of Education. Bell, who is choir director at Winton Woods High School, also was a member of the oversight committee that created the vision for the 2003 standards. The new standards are due to be adopted and implemented this fall.
Winton Woods High School
Six DECA students have qualified for state competition after testing their business and marketing skills against other top Ohio students in regional competition. Students who qualified for state competition were: • Zauntre Dyer and Cory Webber, who placed second in the sports and entertainment team decision-
McAuley High School
Students in Michele Walter's modern U.S. history classes recently participated in the National Youth Summit. As part of Black History Month, and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the freedom rides, four freedom riders told their stories via the Internet and took questions from high schoolers all across the country as they broadcast live from the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. • Senior Sarah Haverkos was chosen to participate in the Honeywell Leadership Academy at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Haverkos will participate in workshops that will test her knowledge Haverkos about issues in science, technology and engineering. The daughter of Steve and Barb Haverkos of Springfield Township, she belongs to the Butler County 4-H Sharpshooters Club and sings in the Cincinnati Children's Choir in both the girl choir and the bel canto choir.
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By Scott Springer
After demolishing the No. 7 seed Middletown at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena 6342 March 5, Winton Woods coach Donnie Gillespie called his team one of the “hottest ones around.” He may be right. The Warriors met the Warriors March 12 at the University of Dayton and naturally, war ensued. Huber Heights Wayne was the No. 1 seed boasting two Division I players in Travis Trice (Michigan State) and Markus Crider (Providence). In a physical game reminiscent of where Wayne’s Crider is heading (Big East), the Warriors of Winton Woods handed Wayne just their second defeat, 80-76 in double overtime. Moeller High School coach Carl Kremer was one of several coaches who stayed around to watch. He called it one of the best high school games he’s ever seen. In spite of 38 points from Trice and being outrebounded by 19 (40-21), Winton Woods found a way to win in front of a pro-
Dennis Thomas drives to the basket past Travis Trice of Huber Heights Wayne in their district championship game at the University of Dayton March 12. Winton Woods outlasted Wayne 80-76 in double overtime. Thomas topped his team in scoring with 25 points. Winton Woods plays La Salle Wednesday, March 16 at Xavier’s Cintas Center. Wayne crowd at Dayton. Senior Dennis Thomas paced the Winton Woods attack with 25 points, playing all 40 minutes. “You know we work so hard keeping our kids in condition, I think they have high energy levels,” Gillespie said. On this day, Gillespie needed Thomas’ energy as point guard Semaj Christon had three first half fouls and
sat out much of the third quarter. “That’s the great thing about senior leadership,” Gillespie said. “We’ve got nine and everyone of them has great balance.” 5-10 senior Dion Dearmond was among those who stepped up with 23 points as Christon was held to 13. But, it was Thomas leading this victory by going the distance, grabbing
four steals and making it to the free-throw line 15 times (making 11). His reward was a massive chain. A “traveling trophy” of sorts. “It’s our family,” Thomas said. “We’ve got 13 strong links and we play hard. We’ve got nine seniors.” Much like Moeller, who played before them, Winton Woods was at a big disadvantage in the size department. Winton Woods has a couple 6-4 players, but often the biggest player on the floor for the Fort Ancient Valley West champs was their 6-3 point Christon. When he was out it was a quintet of 6-foot and under guys. Often guarding Wayne’s post players underneath was 5-10 Thomas Owens, a fierce back on the football field and strong player on the hardwood. Owens was the top Winton Woods rebounder with six. “We might not have the biggest team, but we’ve got the biggest hearts in the city and the state,” Thomas said. “One heartbeat, one agenda is on the back of our (warm-up) shirts.” The win was extra sweet
Lancers win districts with heavy hearts over coach By Tony Meale firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Fleming sat on the bench in victory and sobbed into the blue towel draped around his neck. The tears weren’t for winning a district title. Far from it. The La Salle High School senior guard has been there, done that. Three times now. No, the tears were for five days of frustration, five days of worry, five days of fear. They were the tears of a son whose father couldn’t be there. “It’s been a real rough week,” Fleming’s senior teammate Brandon Neel said. “Ryan has a lot on his mind, and in practice you could tell he just wanted to come out here and play for his dad and win. We all just had to pick him up and help him.” So they did. Five days after learning their coach, Dan Fleming,
had suffered a heart attack, the Lancers dismantled Meadowdale in the Division I district finals March 12 at University of Dayton Arena. Neel scored a game-high 18 points, while senior teammates Josh Lemons (13) and Trey Casey (12) combined for 25 in the 8061 win. “I really respect these seniors; they’re men,” said La Salle’s junior varsity coach Pat Goedde, who is filling in for Fleming. “We’ve had heavy hearts all week long. You saw (Ryan’s emotions) at the end of the game.” La Salle appeared out of sorts in its first few possessions and trailed 4-0, but the Lancers – using a fullcourt, pressure defense – went on a 13-0 run, led 2718 at halftime and were up by as many as 19 in the third quarter. “Our work ethic really put us through this game,” Goedde said. “We’ve got a
group of guys who will fight and scrap and work. Dan’s really important, but these guys are going to go out and do it.” Neel took it upon himself to set the tone early, attacking the rim with determination in his heart and an unforgettable image etched in his mind. “It’s been rough,” Neel said. “I was in class when Ryan came and told me (about his dad), and he was crying. I just hugged him.” Ryan finished with six points and six rebounds. Goedde wasn’t sure who was sending – or even if someone was sending – upto-the-minute updates to Fleming, who was not allowed to be in attendance at UD. “I know he was probably yelling and screaming about what I was doing,” Goedde joked. “I know he wasn’t sitting there all nice and calm.” La Salle (22-2, 9-1)
La Salle senior Matt Woeste attacks the tin against Meadowdale. Woeste dished to Joe Burger for an easy bucket.
for Thomas, who used to play with Trice, Crider and Isiah Boddie of Wayne on an AAU team. At one point, before shooting crucial free throws, he joined the Wayne players in a minihuddle near the charity stripe in jest. “He did a great job today,” Gillespie said. “Not just in scoring, he’s a great leader.” The win gets the Warriors of Winton Woods a rematch with La Salle. The
Lancers beat Meadowdale 60-41 right after Winton Woods sent Wayne packing. Back on Jan. 4, La Salle beat Gillespie’s crew 68-55. “They beat us at our place and did a great job,” Gillespie said. “It was possession by possession, and they made some great plays late.” The rematch takes place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the Cintas Center.
Winton Woods 6-3 senior point guard Semaj Christon drives to the basket past Keith Clements during Winton Woods’ district tournament game against Huber Heights Wayne. Coach Donnie Gillespie’s Warriors battled through two overtimes to pull off the 80-76 win against the No. 1 seed for the district title. Winton Woods now plays La Salle, Wednesday night, March 16 at Xavier’s Cintas Center.
Bacon wins 2nd straight district crown By Tony Meale email@example.com
La Salle High School senior Brandon Neel puts up a baseline floater against Meadowdale in the first half of the Division I district finals at the University of Dayton Arena March 12. Neel finished with a game-high 18 points. faces Winton Woods (20-3, 14-0) in the regional semifinals March 16 at the Cintas Center at 8 p.m. The Lancers beat Winton Woods 68-55 on the road Jan. 4. If victorious, they advance to the regional finals to face the winner of Moeller vs. Withrow March 18. La Salle has advanced to the regional finals each of the last two years, losing to the Crusaders in overtime in 2010. If the Lancers get over the hump this year, they’ll have to do it without Fleming, who has coached at La Salle for more than 20 years and has more than 300 career wins. “Health comes first,” Fleming said via email. “We have a very capable assistant and a very experienced senior-laden team. We will be fine.”
Here’s a memo to the rest of Ohio. The Roger Bacon High School boys basketball team is looking like one of the scarier teams still standing in the state tournament. Aside from a 69-51 loss at Moeller Feb. 11, the Spartans, unranked in the final Division II state poll, have won 11 straight games, including four postseason games by an average of 39.8 points. “Part of it is Jared Bryant is finally healthy,” Roger Bacon head coach Brian Neal said of the senior center, who sustained a slight tear in his meniscus the week before the season started. “When you have a presence like him on the inside, it makes everybody else’s job easier.” Bryant is averaging 11.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game on the year, but those numbers have jumped to 18 and 8.7, respectively, in the postseason. “The other part,” Neal continued, “is our seniors have realized their time is winding down. They are playing with a lot more urgency these days.” That urgency was on full display in the district finals March 9 at University of Dayton Arena. Roger Bacon trounced St. Paris Graham 59-29 to capture its second straight district crown. Senior guard Paul Byrd led the Spartans’ balanced attack with 13 points. “We had a lot of guys playing unselfishly,” Neal said. “And obviously we did a great job on the defensive end.” Bacon has received significant contributions from several players, including senior guard Gavin Schumann, who had a career-high 22 points off the bench in a 72-
62 sectional finals win over Finneytown March 5. “Gavin gives us that element of athleticism,” Neal said. “He’s our best athlete and probably our best onthe-ball defender. He’s very good at getting to the basket for us, which is something that every team needs.” Bacon plays Columbus Mifflin in the regional semifinals March 17 at Kettering Fairmont. Neal said his team’s opponent will more closely resemble Finneytown than Graham. “They’ll have better athletes and play much faster,” Neal said. “Graham is a county team that tries to slow it down on you and execute.” If victorious, Bacon advances to the regional finals March 19 to face the winner of Dayton Dunbar vs. Dayton Thurgood Marshall. Bacon fell to Marshall 47-44 in the 2010 regional semifinals, while Dunbar went on to win the state title. The OHSAA State Boys Basketball Championships are slated for March 24-26 in Columbus. The Spartans last advanced to state in 2002; they won the second state title in program history that year after downing Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 71-63 in the final – despite 32 points from LeBron James. Although Neal’s previous two teams won city championships, he said this year’s squad is the best of the bunch. “This is our best team because they’ve been through the battles; they’ve been together a long time,” Neal said. “I have eight seniors who care about each other. I think from an offensive standpoint, this is the best team we’ve had. But we’ve got to continue to play defense if we want to keep advancing, that’s for sure.”
Sports & recreation
March 16, 2011
Winton Woods principal alleges race issue with new sports league Gannett news service Winton Woods High School principal Terri L. Holden alleges in an open letter to the media that the school’s athletics program is being excluded from the newly formed Eastern Cincinnati Conference because of race. The ECC, which begins with the 2012-13 school year, was recently formed from schools that include Anderson, Glen Este, Kings, Loveland, Milford, Turpin and Walnut Hills. All those schools and Winton Woods are current members of the 17-member Fort Ancient Valley Conference until the 2012-13 school year. The ECC was formed late last year after several schools announced intentions to leave the FAVC after the 201112 school year. Holden alleges Winton Woods formally applied to the ECC Feb. 7, but was told Feb. 10 that the conference was not in a position to consider expansion.
“After looking at all of the correspondence, public interviews and press releases that have transpired about the new league, as well as detailed demographic data for each school, I am left with the the conclusion (that) Winton Woods’ exclusion from the new Eastern Cincinnati Conference (ECC) is for no other reason than race,” Holden wrote in the letter. In the letter, Winton Woods said the school’s enrollment is 70.5 percent black and 14.9 percent white, according to information it purportedly cites from the 2009-10 State of Ohio Local Report Card. Glen Este principal John Spieser issued a statement this morning saying in part the “allegations asserted in Winton Woods City School District letter are without merit and not based on fact,” the statement said. “The formation of the ECC was not accomplished with any racial motivations, nor does it operate with any racial purpose.” The statement said the ECC was
formed because of “geography, size, transportation cost savings, close rivalries, gate sales, attendance numbers, as well as levels of participation and competition across all interscholastic sports. Any statement to the contrary is malicious and misleading.” The statement said the application process for an additional high school athletics member in the conference has not yet begun and will not be open until spring 2012. “Any school district is welcome to apply at that time,” the statement said. Other FAVC schools – Ross, Edgewood, Talawanda, Harrison, Northwest, Mount Healthy, Little Miami and Wilmington – will be members of the Southwest Ohio Conference in 2012. Norwood recently announced it will join the Southern Buckeye Conference in 2012. To see a copy of the letters, see cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps.
North College Hill’s Greg Sevilla puts up a shot in the district finals against Dayton Thurgood Marshall March 9 at University of Dayton Arena. Sevilla scored seven points in the 50-42 loss.
SIDELINES Softball registration
Softball leagues are offered at Triple Creek in Colerain Township. Spring session is $345. Spring and summer sessions are $630 and spring, summer and fall sessions are $895. Each season consists of seven games and all league fees include umpire fees and balls. Men’s leagues will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sunday afternoons. Co-ed leagues will be Fridays and Sundays. Women’s leagues will play on Mondays. League play at Triple Creek is scheduled to begin April 8. There is a limit of eight teams per league. Leagues are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is available at greatparks.org, or by printing the registration form off the website and mailing it with payment to Hamilton County Park District Athletic Department, 2700 Buell Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251.
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Triple Creek Park offers packages for outings, which include a covered shelter with picnic tables, patio with additional seating, grilled picnic meal with setup, cleanup and staffing as well as exclusive use of the ball fields for a softball tournament or kickball games. A cornhole tournament is also available. Other park amenities include a children’s playground, fishing pond, wiffleball fields and restroom facilities. Picnic packages can be customized to fit any need. For information or to reserve a package, call 521-7275, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult soccer leagues
Adult soccer leagues will be offered at the Miami Whitewater Forest Soccer Complex in Miamitown. Teams can choose from men, women and co-ed leagues. Games will be played on Saturday mornings and afternoons. Cost for the spring league is $425 for the 11 v 11 division, and includes referee fees for the seven-game season. Spring leagues will begin April 2. New this year is a five-game summer league. Cost for this league is $300. Register for the spring and summer leagues together, and get a discounted price of $675. Game and practice fields are also available for lease at Sharon Woods, Francis Recreacres and Miami Whitewater Forest Soccer Complex.
Jack Hermans soccer camp
The 2011 OSYSA/Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South are accepting registrations for this year’s camps. Visit www.osysa.com/camps/soccerunlimited.htm to view a schedule of camps in the area, and to register online. Camps are scheduled from June through August.
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With their district trophy are SCD players Jake Rawlings (Loveland), Tommy Kreyenhagen (St. Bernard), Holden Hertzel (Indian Hill), Milton Davis (Colerain), coach Michael Bradley, Antonio Woods (Forest Park), Kevin Johnson (Westwood), Ryan Glass (Blue Ash), Armand Walker (Roselawn), Matt Fry (Madeira), Mike Barwick, (Pleasant Run), Brett Tepe (Norwood), Brad Fisk (Mason), Not pictured: Jack Gustafson (Indian Hill) and Christian Melson (Sycamore).
Johnson, Glass guide SCD to district title By Tony Meale email@example.com
The Summit Country Day High School boys basketball team marches onward. The Silver Knights defeated Greenview 54-36 in the Division III district finals March 10 at University of Dayton Arena. “We knew Greenview had two or three really good guys, so we tried to focus in on them defensively,” Summit head coach Michael Bradley said. “I think our team played a really great overall game and really focused on what we needed to do. It seems we’re peaking at the right time and getting the most out of this group right now.” Sophomore Kevin Johnson of Westwood and senior Ryan Glass of Blue Ash have led Summit all season, and the district final was no different; they scored 17 and 14 points, respectively. “They’ve led us statistically but even more so by example,” Bradley said. “We’re going to go as far as those guys take us.” Freshman point guard Antonio Woods of Forest Park, meanwhile, had 11 points and just one turnover against Greenview. “He’s done a great job handling the team and getting everybody in the right place,” Bradley said. Summit (20-3) is now 30 in the postseason. The Silver Knights defeated Williamsburg 6843 in the sectional semifi-
nals March 2 and Shroder 33-32 in the sectional finals March 4. “I think confidence is everything in this type of setting,” Bradley said. “In the tournament, you have to win a bunch of different types of ways. You’re not going to be able to play the same style of game. We just have to adjust our game and play to our strengths.” Summit (20-3) advances to play Heath in the regional semifinals March 16 at Kettering Fairmont. If victorious, Summit faces the winner of Taft vs. Clark Montessori in the regional finals March 19. Bradley said his team, if it advances, has no preference on its regional-finals opponent. “If you want to win a state title, you have to play everybody at some point,” he said. “We’re just rolling with it. Whoever we get paired up with, we’re just going to throw the ball up and try our best.” Summit last advanced to the state tournament in 1980, when it finished state runner-up. Bradley said his team isn’t feeling any pressure as it strives to accomplish something the program hasn’t done in 30 years. “We’re trying to keep the team as loose as possible, and I think we’re getting the most out of them,” said Bradley, a first-year coach. “Whether this thing ended (against Greenview) or ends the next game or in three or
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North College Hill players Vincent Edwards, left, Louis Walker, center, and Jelan Render sit dejectedly after their district finals loss. Edwards led NCH with 17 points, while Render added eight. The Trojans finish the season 175.
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CH@TROOM Last week’s question: Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decision allowing protesters at military funerals? Why or why not? “While I believe in First Amendment rights, I think the demonstrations at military funeral are outrageous and cruel. I was disappointed that the Supreme Court couldn’t see how hurtful this is to friends and families of those who served their country bravely.” E.E.C. “I have not read the opinion. I understand freedom of the press and freedom of speech. While I understand those freedoms of ‘expression,’ there are ‘protections’ for invasion of privacy. What could be more private than a funeral? “You lose your freedom to be left alone when you make yourself a ‘public figure.’ A fallen military hero did not choose to be a ‘public figure.’ They had the privilege of serving all of their fellow countrymen. “We owe them and their families the decency of privacy at their time of grief. The court could have easily ’carved out’ an exception based upon the fact that the fallen hero was not a ‘public figure.’ They did not. Shame on them. It is a price we pay for freedoms secured by these fallen heroes.” J.S.D. “As much as I despise the group that is besmirching the memory of our fallen soldiers, I value the First Amendment more. “Our freedom to speak our minds is unique in the world. No matter how offensive that speech might be our right to say what we want should be protected at all costs. “The Supreme Court has reaffirmed that the government cannot abridge this fundamental freedom, no matter how lofty or how vile the agenda. “The best way to counter these despicable fanatics is to confront them at every turn and exercise our First Amendment right to counter-demonstrate against their disgusting disregard for the right of grieving friends and loved ones to be left in peace. Perhaps if an noisy crowd showed up outside their church every week and picketed them they might feel differently.” F.S.D. “I realize that many people are against war, but if these religious freaks would just sit down and pray for themselves they may realize what this country was founded on and why they are able to live in this country of their own free will.
About Ch@troom This week’s question: In light of reports of teachers cheating to prepare their students for standardized tests, what changes would you make to the testing and school evaluation system? What actions, if any, should be taken against the teachers? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to email@example.com with Chatroom in the subject line. “I was in the service during the Vietnam period and not appreciated very well, but I still pray every day for today’s soldiers safe return and am proud to fly the flag that we as American can be proud.” D.J. “I have to agree with the decision. All people have the right to assemble in America. Do I find the practice vile and disgusting? Yes! It is morally wrong, but not constitutionally wrong.” K.S. “I understand freedom of speech, but I also understand we have ‘hate laws’ on the books. All the demonstrators I’ve seen are spewing hate which contradicts their Christian principles. I’d like to see massive demonstrations outside their little church, wherever it is, to see how they like it.” R.V. “Relucantly, in the interest of freedom of speech, although what these protestors are doing is horrible, I would have to say ‘let them rant.’ There are probably other ways to deal with them without breaking the law. “It’s sad that the families of those people who have been killed defending our country have to endure this contemptible behavior. If there truly is a God and an accounting after death they’ll get what’s coming to them.” B.B. “I do not agree with it. These families and friends should not be subjected to any of this, even in the form of signs that they can see. “Protesters should not be seen nor heard anywhere near these families. Protest somewhere else. “I’d also like to say thanks to all the people who try to shield them from this disrespect on funeral routes and at churches and cemeteries.You’re doing a wonderful service.” C.P.
for the 21st Century. Erskine Bowles (D) and Alan Simpson (R) co-chairs of The National (bipartisan) Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, write in “The Hill” that President Obama’s budget “takes some important steps toward putting this country on a more sustainable path.” President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget tightens the belt on discretionary spending which represents a mere 12 percent of the overall budget. In reality, cuts to discretionary spending are irrelevant to truly solving the nation’s structural long-term debt.
Erskine Bowles, Alan Simpson, and President Obama are in accord. They understand that making cuts to the discretionary portion of the budget, though important and stabilizing, alone will not eliminate the long-term debt. There is only one way to get that job done. Put on the table medicare, medicade, social security, defense spending and tax reform. The Bowles-Simpson Commission Report addresses these five big debt drivers and most importantly recommends ways to stabilize and safeguard medicare, medicade, and social security for the future.
Different courts in Ohio The primary function of the judicial branch is to fairly and impartially settle disputes according to the law. There are a number of different courts in Ohio that have been established either by the Ohio Constitution or by the legislature. The Supreme Court of Ohio is the highest court in Ohio. Most of its cases are appeals from a court of appeals. The Supreme Court chooses whether to hear most criminal and civil appeals. However, the Supreme Court must accept death penalty appeals and cases in which there have been conflicting opinions from two or more courts of appeals. The Supreme Court establishes rules governing practice and procedures in Ohio’s courts such as the Rules of Evidence, Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Criminal Procedure. The Supreme Court also has authority over the admission of attorneys to the practice of law in Ohio and may discipline attorneys and judges who violate the rules of practice. The Courts of Appeals primary function is to hear appeals from the common pleas, municipal and county courts. Ohio is divided into 12 appellate districts. Each district is served by one court of appeals. Each case is heard and decided by a three-judge panel. The Court of Claims, in Columbus, has original jurisdiction for all civil actions filed against the state of Ohio and its agencies. The
Court of Claims also hears appeals from decisions made by the attorney general on claims allowed under the victims of crime Brad act. The Court of Greenberg Common Pleas Community is the only trial Press guest court created by columnist the Ohio Constitution. In Hamilton County there are four separate divisions of the Court of Common Pleas: general, domestic relations, juvenile and probate. The general division has original jurisdiction in all felony criminal cases and in all civil cases where the amount in controversy exceeds $15,000. Domestic relations court has jurisdiction over divorce, dissolution, annulment, legal separation, spousal support and allocation of parental rights and responsibilities. Juvenile court hears cases involving minors charged with acts that would be crimes if committed by an adult. Juvenile court also hears cases involving unruly, dependent and neglected children and adult cases regarding paternity, nonsupport and child abuse. Probate court has jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the administration of estates and
The primary function of the judicial branch is to fairly and impartially settle disputes according to the law. There are a number of different courts in Ohio that have been established either by the Ohio Constitution or by the legislature. guardianships. Probate court also has jurisdiction over the issuance of marriage licenses, adoption proceedings and sanity determinations. Municipal and county courts have jurisdiction over misdemeanor crimes, traffic violations and civil cases where the disputed amount is less than $15,000. These courts also conduct initial bond hearings in felony criminal cases. Mayor’s courts are not a part of the judicial branch of Ohio government and are not courts of record. In fact, Ohio and Louisiana are the only two states that allow mayors to preside over mayor’s court. A mayor is not required to be a lawyer, but may appoint a lawyer to hear cases in mayor’s court. A person convicted in mayor’s court may appeal the conviction to the local municipal or county court. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court.
Diabetes: Are you at risk? If you have been anywhere near any form of media lately I am sure that your have noticed a lot of discussion about the impact that obesity and lack of activity is having on the health of African Americans nationwide. One of the primary results of this has been an increase in the number of diagnosed cases of diabetes, a condition in which the body has trouble using a sugar called glucose for energy and, if left untreated, can result in major health problems. In our community alone there are over 200,000 people who are affected by the disease. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1, in which your body stops making the insulin that is required by your cells to create glucose to burn for energy; and Type 2, in which the body does not produce enough insulin to compensate for less glucose than normal moving into cells.
But how do you know if you are at risk for diabetes? There are a number of potential warning signs that our bodies give us including: Do you feel Maurice Huey tired all the Community time? Press guest Do you uricolumnist nate often? Do you feel thirsty or hungry all the time? Are you losing weight for no reason? Do cuts and bruises heal slowly? Do you have numbness or tingling in your fingers or toes? If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it is recommended that you consult with your physician. While people of all
backgrounds can get diabetes, people of African American, Hispanic, and Native American descent are most often affected. Another way that you can find out if you are at risk of diabetes is by attending the American Diabetes Alert Day at Fountain Square on Tuesday, March 22. Along with our partners from Kroger Pharmacy and other local health organizations, we will be providing health screening and administering the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. So take control of your health today and join us on March 22. Maurice Huey is the Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association of Greater Cincinnati. He can be reached at 513-759-9330 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To eliminate the long-term debt will require our nation’s legislators to be courageous, do what’s right, cease the campaigning, make some tough political choices, and share in the sacrifice. Hopefully President Obama will find enough adults in the room to help him get the job done. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is also neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (GOFACT.) He lives in Glendale.
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McAuley High School sophomores in Paul Kirila’s geometry class constructed domes to reinforce the concepts of similarity and similar triangles. In the icosahedral geodesic dome project, both isosceles and equilateral triangles were constructed from cardboard, then assembled using only staples and glue. The domes are freestanding with no interior or exterior supports. Pictured with the finished dome are, from left, Nadine Douglass, Courtney Merritt and Taylor Bove.
Sam Rocklin, double bass player with the Winton Woods High School orchestra, performed with the Ohio Music Education Association state orchestra at the group’s state conference. The orchestra performed “Capriccio Espagnol” by Rimski-Korsakov, “Our Town” by Aaron Copland and “Sinfonische Metamorphosen” by Hindemith.
Scenes from our schools Topping off
Ronald McDonald stopped at Winton Woods Primary North to pick up a trash-can-sized container of pop tabs that students and staff had collected to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. The students hope to collect 1 million pop tabs and invite community members to drop tabs off at the school in the main lobby. Pictured with Ronald McDonald are, from left, Aariayah Kittles, Jurvonne Womack, Alexandra Mavridoglou, Dave Patel and Jaida Lumpkin.
Nearly 50 Roger Bacon High School juniors and seniors took a 10-hour bus ride to Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual March for Life, a protest against the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision by the United States Supreme Court. After arriving, students visited the Smithsonian and Holocaust museums, and Arlington National Cemetery. The next morning, they attended a rally and Mass at the D.C. Armory before the march. Pictured from left are Nick Koehling of North College Hill, Adam Lawall of Forest Park, and Jordan Brummett and Drew Wilson, both of St. Bernard.
John Pennycuff, a member of the Winton Woods board of education since 1990, has been elected as the board’s new president. Tim Cleary was re-elected as vice president. Pennycuff served as president of the Ohio School Boards Association for 2010. He and his wife, Mary, are 33-year residents of the school district. Their two children attended Winton Woods schools from kindergarten through high school graduation. Cleary has been a board member since 2004. He and his wife, Teresa, reside in Springfield Township. They have a daughter currently attending Winton Woods High School and two sons who are graduates. Pictured from left are board member Cindy Emmert, vice president Tim Cleary, member Jack Lee, president John Pennycuff and member Brandon Wiers.
Three Winton Woods Middle School art students were chosen to exhibit their art in the Scholastics Arts & Writing National Competition. Seven students in all competed against other middle school students in the southern Ohio and southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky regions. Receiving Gold Key awards and moving on to the national competition are seventh-grader Jae’len Summerous in painting, eighth-grader Jina James in batik and watercolor, and eighth-grader Chiara Meier in painting. Receiving honorable mentions were seventh-graders Elvis Diaz in painting and Simon Asem in painting, and eighth-graders Ri’an Kelly and Juan Fernandez Nieto, both in batik and watercolor. Pictured from left are Juan Fernandez Nieto, Jina James, art teacher Patricia New, Chiara Meier, Ri’an Kelly, Jae’len Summerous, Elvis Diaz, Principal Lisa Votaw and Simon Asem.
Ronald to the rescue
Ronald McDonald recently visited students at Winton Woods Primary South to talk about bullying in an interactive assembly. Ronald led the students in activities on working together, bullies and what you should do if you are being bullied. Principal Tonya Bray is pictured with Ronald outside of the school.
March 16, 2011
THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, M A R C H 1 7
Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smoothsoled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township.
Adult Computer Class, 7-9 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Level 4: Microsoft Excel. Concludes March 24. $44, $35 Colerain Township residents. 741-8802. Colerain Township.
College Hill Winter Farm Market, 3-5:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Includes farm fresh eggs, produce and baked goods from Vernon Yoder, Shadeau Bread and honey from Bee Haven on Grey Road from Gary Stitt, David Rosenberg’s organic microgreens, local seasonal produce and greens from Billy Davis and Mazie Booth, Urban Farmers and more. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 542-2739; collegehillfarmmarket.org. College Hill.
KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC
Karaoke with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Karaoke and dance music. Free. 385-1005. Colerain Township.
Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road, Daniel Hall. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, vegetable lasagna, pizza and more. A la carte and carryout available. $7 and up. 742-0953. Springfield Township. Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5560 Kirby Ave., School Cafeteria. NCAA basketball games airing on multiple televisions, including a 50-inch plasma TV that will be raffled April 15. Raffle tickets are $1 or six for $5. Fish, shrimp, spaghetti, pizza, shrimp, potatoes, fries, salad and macaroni and cheese. Carryout available. Free Our Lady of Grace sports registrations raffled at each fish fry. Chances available for every $10 of food purchased or for every two hours of time volunteered by an adult. Presented by Our Lady of Grace Athletic Association. 681-2631; www.olgcs.org. Mount Airy. St. Matthias Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Matthias Catholic Church, 1050 W. Kemper Road, Includes fried and baked fish, shrimp dinners, sandwiches, sides, drinks and desserts. Carryout available. $1-$7. 851-1930. Forest Park. St. John the Baptist Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist School-Colerain Township, 5375 Dry Ridge Road, Undercroft. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, pizza, mozzarella sticks and soup dinners and a la carte, side items, drinks and desserts. Menu at website. Carryout available. Benefits HelpA-Student Education Fund. Fifty cents-$6; carryout specials $16-$19. 923-2900; www.stjohns-dr.org. Colerain Township. St. James the Greater Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., St. James the Greater - White Oak, 3565 Hubble Road, Undercroft. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, cheese pizza, clam chowder, macaroni and cheese, desserts, pop and beer. Carryout available. Benefits St. James the Greater church activities. 741-5311; www.stjamesfishfry.org. White Oak.
LITERARY - STORY TIMES
Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Story about the colors and patterns in nature, then a hike. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.
Greater Cincinnati Storytelling Guild, 7:30 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Stories of the British Isles. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Going the Green Distance, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre parking lot. Hike along the West Trail and Kingfisher Trail. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 1 8
FARMERS MARKET Lettuce Eat Well Winter 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; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot. FOOD & DRINK
Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, 11565 Pippin Road, Includes fish or chicken nuggets dinner with two sides, cupcake and beverage. Carryout available. Benefits Church Women’s Association and Boy Scout Troop 640. Dinner $8, $4 per child; carryout $7.50, $3.50 per child. 8511065; www.pleasantrunpc.org. Colerain Township.
Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary School, 19 Farragut Road, Catholic Center Cafeteria. Baked or fried cod platters, baked salmon, fish sandwiches, sides, baked goods and beverages. Child’s menu, dine-in and carryout available. Presented by Our Lady of the Rosary Church. 825-8626. . Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, Catholic Center Cafeteria. Salmon, baked or fried cod platters, pizza, clam chowder, macaroni and cheese, fries and more. $5-$8. 825-8626. Greenhills.
LITERARY - SIGNINGS
Karen Kruse, 2-9 p.m., Cincinnati Air Conditioning Company, 2080 Northwest Drive, Kruse is author of “A Chicago Firehouse: Stories of Wrigleyville’s Engine 78.” Part of the 20th annual Miles Greenwood Flea Market. 721-5622. Springfield Township.
MUSIC - CONCERTS
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Photography Travel Series, 7:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, The Scenic Northwest on Amtrak. Includes a visit to Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.
Outdoor Archery, 5 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration required online by March 16. Basics of shooting a compound bow plus target practice. Archers must be able to pull a minimum of 10 pounds draw weight. With certified archery instructor. Ages 8 and up. Adult must accompany ages 8-17. Ages 8 and older. $15; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 1 9
Mercy Madness and Monte Carlo, 8 p.m.midnight, Mother of Mercy High School, 3036 Werk Road, Gymnasium. NCAA basketball tournament action, poker, black jack, big six and raffle for full tuition scholarship. Includes three drink tickets and door prize raffle. Beer, wine, soft drinks and pizza available. Open to current parents, past parents, alumni and friends. Benefits Mercy Fund, which provides tuition assistance to families. Ages 18 and up. $10. Registration required. 661-2740; www.motherofmercy.org/MercyMadness. Westwood.
HOME & GARDEN
Vermicomposting Workshop, 1-3 p.m., LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Learn how to recycle kitchen waste into rich compost for plants. Includes book, instruction and bin with worms. $20. Prepaid registration required by March 11. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 542-2909. College Hill.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Murder Mystery Dinner, 7 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, “Malt Shop Murder.” Cash bar. Audience participation. Adults. Dinner at 7 p.m. Show starts 8 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $34 plus tax; vehicle permit required. Reservations required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 2 0
HOLIDAY - ST. PATRICK’S DAY
St. Patrick’s Day Senior Funfest, 1-5 p.m., Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road, Music by DJ Larry Robers. Includes soft drinks, beer, snacks, door prizes and photo. $10. 5211112. Colerain Township.
LITERARY - SIGNINGS
Karen Kruse, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Air Conditioning Company, 721-5622. Springfield Township. UGive Benefit Concert, 7-10 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Awarenessbuilding concert series for high school students. Benefits Gracehaven, Bethany House, International Labor Rights Forum, One Way Farm and City Gospel Mission. $10, $5 advance. Presented by UGIVE. 515-7872; www.ugive.org/amplify. Forest Park.
MUSIC - CONCERTS
MUSIC - RELIGIOUS
Nashville Songwriters, 8 p.m., St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Pam Rose, American country music songwriter. With Chuck Cannon and Chuck Jones. $25. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. 484-0157; www.gcparts.org/Tickets.htm. Finneytown. By the Light of the Moon Hike, 7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.
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KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC
Karaoke, 9 p.m., Cruise Inn, 695 Northland Blvd., With DJ Big C. Free. Forest Park.
Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave., Bring your own board games, other games also provided. Play games from all genres and eras. Free. 9231985; www.yottaquest.com. Mount Healthy.
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HEALTH / WELLNESS
Hearing Solutions Open House Event, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Western Hills Office, 6507 Harrison Ave., Free hearing tests, evaluations and demonstrations of new invisible hearing aid. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Hearing Solutions by Ellis-Scott & Associates. 248-1944. Green Township.
MUSIC - BENEFITS
In Honor of St. Patrick: Tommy Sands and His Irish Band, 6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Doors open 6 p.m. Ireland’s ambassador of song and peace activist. With Dave Hawkins and Peg Buchanan. $25, $20 advance. Presented by Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati. 877-840-0457. College Hill. The Last Troubadour, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. With Audio Mayhem, Sugarhorse and Eclipse of Reality. 825-8200; www.theug.com. Forest Park.
Tommy Sands, Ireland’s ambassador of song and peace, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, at College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance. Doors open at 6 p.m. Also appearing are Dave Hawkins and Sands’ children, also accomplished musicians. For ticket information, call 877-840-0457 or visit www.myeasytix.com. Pictured from left are Tommy Sands, Moya Sands and Fionán Sands.
Wilderness Skills: Survival in a Bottle, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Learn to fit everything you need to survive in a 32-ounce bottle. Cost is $5. Registration required online by March 18. Vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Wilderness Skills: Wilderness First Aid, 4 p.m., Winton Woods, Cost is $5. Registration required online by March 18. Vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Twilight Serenade, 6 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Look and listen for frogs and other signs of spring. Carpool from Winton Centre. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.
Income Tax Help, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Bring 1099s, W-2s and any other tax forms and last year’s tax returns. Free. Registration required. 521-3462. North College Hill. Taking the Savvy Path to Automotive Safety, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Gulden Community Center. Tips on how to stay safe as you drive. Free. Presented by TriHealth Seniority. 8534100. College Hill.
Grief Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Support and information on adjusting to change in life and grief over loss, cherishing positive memories, giving up unrealistic expectations that may lead to guilt and frustration, developing strong support system, finding sources of self-esteem and reducing stress. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown.
Mount Healthy Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave., Cafeteria. Early bird starts 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts 7 p.m. Benefits Mount Healthy school athletics. $6-$26. 729-0131; www.mthcs.org. Mount Healthy.
Lose it for Life, 6:30-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Create and work personal plan to maintain your weight-management lifestyle. Family friendly. Free. Registration recommended. 931-5777. Finneytown.
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HOME & GARDEN Year-Round Gardening: Incredible Edibles, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Easy ways to add fruits and berries into your landscape with trees, shrubs and vines. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 3853313; www.whiteoakgardencenter.com. Monfort Heights. SEMINARS
Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Weekly speakers advise job seekers on how to conduct an effective job search. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.
See fantastical sculptures created out of canned and packaged foods in “CANstruction,” an exhibit through March 20 designed to call attention to the issue of hunger in Greater Cincinnati. Pictured, members of the BHDP Architects, and Messer Construction team, build their sculpture, a large baseball mitt and ball, their entry in “CANstruction,” at the Weston Art Gallery at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. The sculptures will also be on display at the Duke Energy Headquarters Building on Fourth Street, the Scripps Center on Walnut Street, the downtown branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and the Contemporary Arts Center. The pubic is asked to donate a non-perishable food item when visiting the exhibit. All food used in the collection of sculptures, which will require more than 30,000 canned goods to complete, as well as the donations from the public, will be delivered to the Freestore Foodbank at the close of the exhibit. Call 513-977-4165 or visit www.westonartgallery.com.
Crohn’s & Colitis Support, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, With Dr. Janice Rafferty, chief of the division of colon and rectal surgery, and clinical professor of surgery at Christ Hospital. For those with Crohn’s Diseases, colitis, IBS and their family members. Includes presentations and discussion. Free baby-sitting with advance notice. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. T U E S D A Y, M A R C H 2 2
CIVIC College Hill Forum Meeting, 7-9 p.m., College Hill Recreation Center, 5545 Belmont Ave., Opportunity for residents to voice opinions and discuss community issues. Free. 352-4020. College Hill.
Bakesta King plays the role of Sadie in “Gee’s Bend,” a look at African-American quilters in Alabama from the 1930s to 2002. It shows at the Playhouse in the Park through April 9. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25-$64. Call 800-582-3208 or visit www.cincyplay.com.
March 16, 2011
It takes an informed conscience to make the truest decisions Conscience is vaguely understood today. Many equate it with pragmatism, self-interest, or our strong feelings about something. To others it’s the “little voice within me,” or, “my parent tapes from long ago.” None of these are adequate. Conscience is the process humans go through in discerning right from wrong, good from evil. It enables us to make good moral choices in the many situations we face every day. It determines our integrity. The first step in conscience’s formation is called synderesis. It occurs when we’re still very young. We begin to realize that there is a good and evil in this world, and that good is to be done and evil avoided. Psychologist Jean Piaget calls this stage “moral realism.” The second step in conscience formation is the search for truth. Competing values whisper to us on every side. The complexity of life makes it
very difficult at times to discern truth. If we are honest in our search for truth, we may turn to a variety of sources for guidFather Lou ance (but not Guntzelman slavish adherPerspectives ence): the scriptures, our church, the physical and human sciences, tradition, competent professional advice, etc. We think, pray, discuss and gather information and insights. Our prejudices or partisanship can easily delude us. The third stage in forming our conscience is reaching our actual judgments and convictions we’re convinced are good and right. These judgments take place “in the individual’s most secret core and sanctuary where one is alone with God,” as the Church’s II Vatican Council puts it.
In freedom we make our choices and are so judged by God. Forming and following my conscience does not mean doing what I feel like doing. It does mean that after doing the hard work of discerning what is right and wrong to the best of my ability, I reach a conviction and then follow it. Kenneth Overberg, S.J., writes of an informed conscience: “The human conscience is the individual’s Supreme Court; it’s judgment must be followed.” When Martin Luther reached this final point in his conscience’s deliberations he made his famous statement, “Here I stand, I can do no other.” Joan of Arc chose fidelity to her conscience and paid the ultimate price by being burned at the stake. Thomas More was beheaded by his king for refusing to violate his conscience. It’s most important that our conscience be informed – i.e. a person has studied, reflected, questioned and sought help from
moral and spiritual mentors if necessary. Here are some brief descriptions that have been used over the years to “put a handle” on the other types of consciences we can develop other than the desired informed conscience. Informed: shaped by solid and true education as mentioned above. Also by good moral examples, solid reflection, experience and prayer. Rigid: a conscience that only considers the letter of the law, justice without mercy, unbending righteousness, and a disallowance of our humanity, etc. Scrupulous: an unreasonable, obsessive need to “do things right.” A moral perfectionism which often leads to needless repetition, often combined with the fear or guilt that no matter how well we’ve discerned, we’ve missed something. Erroneous: arises from arrested cognitive development, cultlike indoctrination, or a personal disinterest in a genuine search for
truth that may cramp our style. In criminal history, Ma Barker taught her sons stealing was right, not wrong. Lax: laziness in knowing and performing good behavior or a coziness with evil. A purposeful “just don’t care” attitude toward moral truth, conformism to secular or ambitious dictates, and being devoid of mature insight. Dead: failure to develop an internal sense of guilt or shame. People termed psychopathic or sociopathic usually fall into this category. They lack a sense of right and wrong, empathy or concern for others. One can wonder whether among politicians, bureaucrats, ambitious ecclesiastics, CEOs and money moguls there are also quite a few of what we may call “wimpy consciences.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
With foreclosure rates up, so are condo fees The nation’s housing crisis has not only led to a dramatic drop in home prices, it’s also dealt a blow to a segment of the condominium industry. When a house is foreclosed upon and taken over by a bank, it often sits empty for months before selling for a fraction of its former value. When a condo is taken over by a bank, it not only brings down nearby condo prices, it can adversely affect the entire condominium community. Condominium association fees have skyrocketed to record levels in the past two years. There are two reasons for this. First, many condos have been foreclosed upon leaving them vacant, and second many condo owners are not able to pay the condo fees. Jane Anderson owns one of the 229 homes in the Rolling Meadows Community in Fairfield.
S h e said the h o m e owners association relies on the monthly dues for Howard Ain the upkeep the Hey Howard! of common areas. “If we have 229 units that doesn’t mean 229 owners are actually paying those dues,” said Anderson. “So it’s going to fall on the rest of us that are here (to make up for the deficit).” Last year the condo association had to write off $32,000 in bad debts because of foreclosures. A total of 61 homeowners have failed to pay their dues. Now the rest of the homeowners have to make up for that loss – and have been hit with a 50 percent hike in their dues. “I think 50 percent is just absurd,” said Anderson
“Who can afford a 50 percent increase, and given two weeks notice at that?” Under the condominium bylaws there is no cap to how high the fees can go. Anderson said she’s checked and found the state of Ohio has no cap either. But, she said, the bylaws state the fees should be kept to a reasonable amount – and she said what’s going on now is just not reasonable. Anderson got a petition signed by 90 homeowners asking for a decrease in the dues. “I’ve had a couple of them state to me they’re trying to decide how they’re going to get their meds and make these fees. They say they’ve contacted the association and were told that’s just how it is,” she said. The condo community’s board of directors, made up of homeowners themselves, said a decrease in dues is just not possible. Anderson said the value of her condo has dropped –
but what’s happening here is not unique. One local expert said he’s seeing high delinquencies in communities with condos ranging in price from $50,000 to $100,000.
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It all has to do with the economy. When the economy improves so, too, should the ability of owners to pay the condo fees. Howard Ain answers consumer
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Go green for St. Patricks’s day and for your health More signs of spring! The maple trees are budding out and my friends, Laura and Oakley Noe, have been tapping their sugar maples for syrup. The dill and cilantro seeds planted last fall look like slender green hairs in the herb garden. Soon we’ll be eating healthy right from our back door. March is nutrition month, and the first recipe uses quinoa, a whole grain, gluten free, loaded with nutrients and fiber. I think you’ll really like it. And for that St. Patrick’s Day celebration, try my newest version of easy soda bread. Also, guru in our backyard Debbie Goulding shares her quinoa salad with lemon dressing recipe.
Debbie’s quinoa salad
I have had the pleasure of knowing Debbie for several years. She is president of the American Culinary Federation of Greater Cincinnati, a distinctive honor. Debbie is the popular executive chef at Price Hill
Kroger, a master gardener and culinary educ a t o r. When it comes to tasty food Rita and presHeikenfeld e n t a t i o n , Rita’s kitchen Debbie has f e w equals. She and I worked together on an “eat healthy” event and I asked her to make a whole-grain salad with quinoa since I wanted to introduce the participants to this healthy grain. The dressing is delicious on all sorts of salads and grains. If you’re a Price Hill Kroger shopper, ask Deb to put this on her menu again. 1 cup quinoa 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 ⁄2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped 2 cups water 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 2 ⁄3 cup Moroccan-spiced
Debbie Goulding will head up the 35th anniversary celebration, Les Chefs DeCuisine of Greater Cincinnati Scholarship Dinner Fund, for the American Culinary Federation of Greater Cincinnati Sunday, March 27, at The Phoenix. For details, contact Debbie at email@example.com or Stephen Spyrou at Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org. lemon dressing, divided 1 cup cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved 1 small red onion, chopped 8 cups baby spinach 1 ⁄4 cup sliced almonds, toasted Toast quinoa in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until it becomes aromatic and begins to crackle, about five minutes. Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly. Even if you don’t toast it, quinoa has to be washed very well to remove a natural, bitter coating, unless you purchase a pre-washed brand of quinoa. That information will be listed on the package. Quinoa is pronounced either “keenwah” or “kee-NOwah.” Heat oil in a medium
saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until golden, about one minute. Add apricots and the quinoa; continue cooking, stirring often, until the quinoa has dried out and turned light golden, three to four minutes. Add water and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 18 minutes. Meanwhile, make Moroccan-spiced lemon dressing. Transfer the quinoa to a medium bowl and toss with 1 ⁄3 cup of the dressing. Let cool for 10 minutes. Just before serving, add tomatoes and onion to the quinoa; toss to coat. Toss spinach with the remaining 1⁄3 cup dressing in
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a large bowl. Divide the spinach among four plates. Mound the quinoa salad on the spinach and sprinkle with almonds. Note: Quinoa is available in natural foods sections of supermarkets. Toasting this grain before simmering enhances its flavor. Serves four.
Moroccan-spiced lemon dressing Whisk together: 1
⁄4 cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt 11⁄2 teaspoons honey 1 ⁄4 teaspoon each: cumin, cinnamon and ginger
Whisk in: 1
⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
St. Pat’s soda bread
Got an hour? Bake a loaf of this crusty bread to serve alongside your St. Pat’s Day feast. Self-rising flour already contains leavening, so no
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3 cups self-rising flour 1 can, 12 oz., room temperature beer OR 2 cups buttermilk Melted butter Optional but good: handful fresh dill, 2 teaspoons dill seeds or sesame, poppy seeds, etc. Put flour in bowl. Make a well. Pour in beer. Mix gently. Don’t overmix. Batter will be lumpy. Pour into sprayed or greased 9-by-5 pan. Pour several tablespoons melted butter or substitute on top. Bake in preheated 375degree oven near top for 55 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve hot with plenty of butter. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.
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March 16, 2011
Hilltop residents help at Learning through Play The Cincinnati Museum Center hosts Learning Through Play on Saturday, March 19, an event centered around the importance of educational interaction through play. This one-day event for parents, educators and families of young children includes a free open forum and information fair, as well as adult-only and family interactive sessions. Museum Center has teamed up with local experts and organizations to provide a day full of fun and learning; all to benefit
the education and development of our children. Springdale resident, Regina Hall is director of Museum Center’s Museum of Natural History & Science. She will teach low cost and high fun science experiments. In Science Experiments on a Budget she’ll show budget-friendly science experiments that can be used at home or in the classroom. Three area organizations – Visionaries and Voices, Happen Inc. and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County –
are also presenting sessions during the conference. Samantha Charek of Visionaries and Voices presents Shadow Play, a family interactive session exploring the magic of light and shadows with shadow puppets. You even get to build your own shadow puppet to continue the fun at home! In the session Old McDonald Had a Farm, Tommy Rueff of Happen Inc. will teach how to use everyday images to introduce geometry and shape recognition by creating a “barnyard master-
piece.” He’s also offering You’ve Got the Touch showing how to introduce the sense of touch at home and in the classroom by exploring different textures in artwork. Arnice Smith of the College Hill branch of the library presents Awesome Storytimes That Lead to Literacy and Learning, another family interactive session. She provides interactive story times and reading methodology to increase literacy development in young children.
In the family interactive sessions, parents will play alongside their children, while in the adultonly session there will be in-depth descriptions and tips to incorporate learning into everyday playtime. Sessions are priced individually. All conference sessions are Ohio Step Up to Quality Approved and Kentucky Approved Early Care and Education Training. Register at www.cincymuseum.org/learningthroughplay.
Megan Robison played chess during National Gaming Day at the North Central Branch Library on Nov. 13. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County schedules thousands of free programs per year for customers of every age. For more information about programs happening at a Library location near you, visit www.cincinnatilibrary. org/programs.
Ricquel, left, and Ebonie Bedell played a game of dominoes during the Forest Park Branch Library's National Gaming Day celebration. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County schedules thousands of free programs per year for customers of every age. For more information about programs happening at a Library location near you, visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org/programs.
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NEWSMAKERS Winton Woods alum in indie film
Winton Woods High School graduate Yutopia Essex is shooting an independent film about an alternative school in North Carolina entitled “The Discard-
ed Boyz.” The film started shooting on Jan. 14 in Los Angeles and is directed by Hollywood veteran Robert Townsend. Essex studied musical theater at Point Park and Ball State universities. She
was a member of the v a r s i t y ensemble and a regular in the Essex school’s theater productions.
Grant will help Clovernook with tech program
nology services at Clovernook. First, funds will be used to implement a new program called Technology Weekends, in which youth who are blind or visually impaired and their parents will spend time in a group setting learning how to use various accessible technologies such as JAWS and
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Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired received word in December that it was awarded a grant from the Harold C. Schott Foundation. The money will be used to ensure people who are blind or visually impaired have access to various tech-
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March 16, 2011
Special song strikes bittersweet chord By Kelly McBride email@example.com
The Twins of Twin Towers gathered for a photo at their annual Resident/Associate Christmas Party in early December. Although all were not available for the photo, there are 19 sets of twins spanning nearly 10 decades associated with the senior living community. The twins range in age from 6 months to 97 years old. In front row, from left, Jane Jandacek, wellness specialist with Lilly and Emily Jandacek (age 26); Sandy Lauman, executive assistant and daughter Tammi with twin grandchildren Max and Molly (age 2 1/2); Melissa Frampton, Wellness specialist holding Rory and husband Bryan holding Ashlyn (11 months); Mary B. Heck mother of twin boys Jim and Jeff (age 58); back row, Jim Bowersox, CFO, with Matt and Mike (age 22); Kat Schulten, director of marketing, holding Veronica and husband Ronald holding Katharine (6 months); Susan Shields, nursing administrative assistant, and her twin sister Barb Rudolph (age 56).
Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm
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VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST COLERAIN TOWNSHIP
United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpopumc.com
Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry www.friendshipbaptistcincinnati.org
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Faith Lutheran LCMC
8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown www.faithcinci.org Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am
Sunday School 10:15 HOPE LUTHERAN
NEW TIMES AS WE WELCOME
Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Twp. South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 www.hopeonbluerock.org 923-3370
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Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor
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Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".
Sharonville United Methodist
8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services
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Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725
“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”
Pastor Todd A. Cutter
Visitors Welcome www.eccfellowship.org
3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am
www. trinitymthealthy.org 513-522-3026 Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided
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
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HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553 www.highviewchristianchurch.com
Princeton has commissioned a song in honor of Joan Meier, who was instrumental in establishing the district’s music program. She is from Greenhills. accident. Her tragic passing affected those who worked with her, even today. Bob Monroe, curriculum coordinator with a long history in the music department at Princeton, remembers her as “one of the most remarkable women I’ve ever known.” “It’s hard to overstate the impact she had on the district and the Princeton community,” he said. Among other duties, she was music supervisor and choir director, he said. “She basically ran the joint since the district was formed,” Monroe said. So Monroe asked the
Look to this day For it is life The very life of life Yesterday is but a dream, And tomorrow is only a vision, But today well spend Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And every tomorrow a vision of hope – From the Sanscrit, Joan Meier’s favorite poem. question: How do you keep that legacy and history current? The school had a portrait created. It hangs in the lobby outside Matthews Auditorium, along with a plaque outlining her achievements and describing her impact. It includes her favorite poem. There was the inspiration. Dave Maroon, who directs the Princeton band, found a composer who agreed to create an original song to honor Meier. Princeton students performed that song during a Jan. 22 concert. “This is a tribute to her vision,” Monroe said, “and the strong foundation she put in place.” “It’s a living document,” Maroon said. “It’s written for band, orchestra and choir,” he said. “She was an advocate of a comprehensive music program. “We had to have all three.”
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CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES 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
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703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors
Several schools in the area have been closing, but snow is not to blame. A stomach virus called norovirus is running rampant in several areas within Cincinnati. Norovirus causes acute gastroenteritis in individuals and can spread from personto-person through contaminated food and/or water, and by touching contaminated surfaces. The most common symptoms of norovirus are diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. “Any person at any age can get norovirus,” says Stephen Wilson, M.D., with Mercy Medical Associates – Forest Park Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, 1230 W. Kemper Road. “The virus is hard to contain because infected individuals become contagious from the
moment they begin to feel ill to up to 2 weeks after recovery.” Because the virus is so easily transmitted, Wilson recommends that infected individuals stay home to prevent the spread of the stomach virus. If you or a loved one fall ill with the norovirus make sure that you drink plenty of fluids. “It is easy to become dehydrated through vomiting and diarrhea,” Wilson said, “that’s why rehydration is vital for those who become infected with norovirus.” While there is no vaccine or treatment for the stomach virus, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends several ways to prevent the norovirus: Practice proper hand
hygiene – Wash hands carefully with soap and water, especially after using bathroom and before preparing food. Do not prepare food while infected – Those infected should not prepare food for others while they have symptoms and 3 days after they recover from the illness. Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces – Use bleach-base household cleaner as directed on product label or make a solution by adding 5-25 tablespoons of household bleach to 1 gallon of water. Wash laundry thoroughly – Sheets and clothes of the infected should be laundered with detergent at the maximum available cycle length and immediately machine dried.
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Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available
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1419 Elkton Place.: Smith, Coy and Charles F. Noland to Ruff, Natasha; $74,900. 1104 Groesbeck Road: Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota NA to Ankney, Martin; $20,900. 1614 Harbeson Ave.: Discepoli, Guy and Cindy M. to Sampson, Emily B. and Bryan J. Kimble; $157,500. 1176 Lynnebrook Drive: Calhoun, Leslie M. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $50,000. 6131 Argus Road: Joy, Murlene Tyus to HSBC Bank USA NA Tr.; $48,000. 6024 Capri Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Diegmuller, James F. Tr.; $22,500. 6440 Daly Road: Yelling, Deauntae L. to Gillespie, Shawn and Nancy; $32,500. 6440 Daly Road: Silva, Todd to Yelling, Deauntae L.; $28,000. 6138 Faircrest Drive: Horne, Edwad T. and Sherri Ann to Federal National Mortgage Association; $44,000. 6142 Faircrest Drive: Horne, Edwad T. and Sherri Ann to Federal National Mortgage Association; $44,000. 5300 Hamilton Ave.: Perry, Clarence and Rita to Sinatra, Judith A.; $85,000. 6031 Hamilton Ave.: Hiles, Russell and Michael to Hiles, Russell; $18,500. 1624 Linden Drive: Linden Holdings LLC to 1626 Linden LLC; $500,000. 1767 Cedar Ave.: Griffith, John Marc and Julie to Hudgens, Jennifer M. and James R. II; $132,900. 5818 Elsie Ave.: Robinson, Antonio R. to U.S. Bank NA; $46,000. 5300 Hamilton Ave.: Johnson, Jerome A. Tr. and Loreda B. Tr. to Harpold, Keith E. and Patricia A.; $97,500. 1185 Homeside Ave.: Cincinnati Habitat For Humanity Inc. to Bigure, Senga Alex and Saada Alfani; $100,000. 6568 Kirkland Drive: Ruffin, Edward D. and Ebisindor to Citimortgage Inc.; $74,000. 1387 Teakwood Ave.: Payne, Steven to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $74,000. 1086 Addice Way: Douglas, Viveca to BAC Home Loan Servicing L.; $40,000. 1704 Cedar Ave.: Wilson, Kelan to Aurora Loan Services LLC; $36,000. 7971 Cherrywood Court: Large Creek LLC to Auer, Katherine Ann; $57,000. 1622 Linden Drive: Hudgens, James R. II and Jennifer M. to Do, Quyen H.; $120,000. 2181 North Bend Drive: Miller, Elissa K. Tr. to Latham, Katherine; $66,000. 1822 North Bend Drive: Stonecrest Income and Opportunity Fund I. LLC to Ankney, Martin; $22,540. 1822 North Bend Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Stonecrest Income and Opportunity Fund I. LLC; $10,000. 6034 Budmar Ave.: Garbon, Paul C. & Marijo to New Life Properties Inc.; $105,000. 1718 Cedar Ave.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to DMG Rentals 8 LLC; $150,000. 1213 Groesbeck Road: Miller, Michael to Federal National Mortgage Association; $81,880. 1507 Wittekind Terrace: Held, Reva to Kleinjohn, Marcus P. & Norma M. Stewart; $40,100.
728 Fairborn Road: Coach, Gerry to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $58,475. 11641 Geneva Road: Schuermann, Judith A. to Mundy-Goodwin, Sheryce; $101,000. 1255 Kemper Road: North American Mission Board of The Southern Baptist Convention Inc. to Sonrise Community Church; $82,000. 1 1624 Elkwood Drive: Robertson, John A. and Judy L. Helm to BAC Home Loans Servicing; $60,000. 1020 Holderness Lane: Third Federal Savings and Loan Association of Cleveland to Queen City Property Group LLC; $61,000. 791 Halesworth Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to DW Paras LLC; $44,000. 1358 Karahill Drive: Hughes, John D. to Wells Fargo Financial Ohio Inc.; $68,000. 11443 Kenn Road: Daugherty, J. Calvin and Nancy G. to U.S. Bank NA ; $54,000. 11350 Kenshire Drive: Thompson, Clifford E. and Henrietta H. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $78,000. 1809 Lincrest Drive: Foster, Latoya M. to Fannie Mae; $58,000. 1377 Longacre Drive: Batton, Leemajor C. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $60,000. 11934 Winston Circle: Jules, Marie E. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $165,000. 983 Harkin Drive: Kraimer, William J. to Citibank NA; $52,500. 1468 Kingsbury Drive: 1468 Kingsbury Drive LLC to Adamson, Cory & Tiffany; $116,900.
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About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.
8 Funston Lane: Fannie Mae to Sirk, Larry; $22,500.
5501 Ruddy Court: Powell, Vanada J. to U.S. Bank NA; $66,000. 5405 Songbird Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Johnson, Finest; $76,000. 5226 Horizonvue Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Boyd, Ebony N.; $87,000. 2369 Buddleia Court: Songer, Jeanette L. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $78,000. 2508 Airy Court: Jinks, Chalies R. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $60,750. 5411 Songbird Drive: Staab, Kevin and Sarah to Bank of New York Mellon The; $60,000. 2520 Airy Court: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Waldon, Gregory I. and Sylvia; $32,000. 2378 Van Leunen Drive: Merchant, Randolf and Janice A. Davis to Household Realty Corp; $78,000. 2772 Westonridge Drive: Billups, Stephen to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $80,000. 5619 Little Flower Ave.: Bank Of New York Mellon The to Barren, Catherine; $80,000. 2668 North Bend Road: Tomvin LLC to DGSH Properties LLC; $171,500.
1505 Compton Road: Hall, Beth M. and Nick L. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $46,000. 7368 Hickman St.: Cincinnatus Savings and Loan Co. to Procter, James; $12,000. 7811 Lincoln Ave.: Morris, Walter to Morris, Walter and Dorothy R.; $22,087. 7408 Clovernook Ave.: Price, James S. III and Carolyn J. Shearer to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc.; $62,000. 7343 Joseph St.: Lamott, Thomas Jr. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $48,000. 7939 Southampton Court: Boswell, Marjorie M. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $74,000. 1623 Madison Ave.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to McCann, Tracy; $17,900. 1461 Van Fleet Ave.: Carter, Trina L. to Vinson, Johnnie Fred; $87,035.
9371 Daly Road: Daniels, Maurice and Tiffany S. Calhoun to U.S. Bank NA; $56,000. 2046 Fourth Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to AsafuAdjaye, Lenell; $7,000. 2131 Garfield Ave.: Millcreek Valley Habitat For Humanity Inc. to Bush, Leonard T. and Audrey L.; $89,000. 10559 Hamilton Ave.: Hooks, Calvin J. to Chase Home Finance LLC; $253,815. 10184 Lochcrest Drive: Noyen, Leeann to Kepler, Gary D. and Teresa G.; $168,000. 1851 Miles Road: Rice, Sophia and Wallace to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $78,000. 9184 Montoro Drive: Byrd, Christopher to Cincy Realty Solutions Ll; $35,000.
REAL ESTATE 9184 Montoro Drive: Cincy Realty Solutions LLC to Peters, David Tr.; $41,000. 70 Ridgeway Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Technow, Karl and Marilyn W.; $37,000. 2057 Roosevelt Ave.: Kigar, Kurt L. to Clear Sky Home Solutions LLC; $15,000. 7549 Ross Ave.: Whitt, Sue E. and Karen Neuhaus to Whitt, Sue; $35,265. 7505 Abbie Place: Schulte, Richard C. III and Jeremy K. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $44,000. 2371 Adams Road: Stuckey, Reginald C. and Beverly A. Kimball to American General Financia Services Inc.; $60,000. Bilamy Court: Chriscon Builders Ltd. to Winton Builders LLC; $80,000. 1987 Bluehill Drive: Mackell, Monica to Yeager, Steve; $12,500. 1700 Carillon Blvd.: Charles J. Kubicki LLC to AGNI Hillman LLC; $16,500,000. 8823 Daly Road: Mackell, Monica to Yeager, Steve; $12,500. 8874 Desoto Drive: Wealth Wise Properties LLC to Balan, Harish and Ruksha Narotam; $60,000. 1285 Landis Lane: Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Patton Financial Real Estate Holdings LLC; $28,000. 8646 Monsanto Drive: Hicks, Lisa K. to Fannie Mae; $56,000. 8355 Newbury St.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Parks, Randall L. and Nancy H.; $35,000. 10688 Stonewood Court: Battle, Bessie and Anthony to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $90,000. 9208 Tag Drive: Beckman, Audrey J. Tr. to Burroughs, Luke S.; $103,500. Arrowood Place: Forn, Craig William Tr. to Sauer, Benton N. ; $20,000. 240 Beechridge Drive: ST Homes LLC to Chase, James A.; $89,950. 401 Deanview Drive: Pryne, John David to Homesales Inc.; $110,000. 7000 Golfway Drive: Barkley, Allen W. Jr. and Tanya M. to U.S. Bank NA; $58,000.
10744 Maplehill Drive: Kreative Occasions Inc. to GG Group Investments Inc.; $17,900. 995 North Bend Road: Madewell, Jennifer A. to Union Savings Bank; $48,000. 997 North Bend Road: Madewell, Jennifer A. to Union Savings Bank; $48,000. 8920 Zodiac Drive: Daniels, Philip D. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $54,000. 8305 Banbury St.: HSBC Bank USA to Armstrong, Kenneth W.; $57,700. 9316 Bridgecreek Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Robinson, Doris; $89,000. 8895 Cabot Drive: CE Consulting LLC to Cowley, Kathy A.; $58,000. 8631 Cottonwood Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Staudt, John; $51,600. 8857 Ebro Court.: Interior Design Concepts to Johnson, Dwight O. Sr.; $64,000. 1904 Fullerton Drive: Thomas, Saundra A. and Paul E. to Fannie Mae; $98,000. 2342 Garrison Drive: Fannie Mae to Brown, Suguna; $107,900. 1127 Madeleine Circle: Todd, Peggy J. and Steve C. to Wade, Valeri W.; $104,900. 468 Merrymaid Lane: Collier, Cris and Beverly Jenkins Collier to U.S Bank NA Tr.; $84,000. 9785 Playtime Lane: Boehmler, Elsie M. to Kling, Timothy and Joni A. Torsella; $58,000. 9152 Ranchill Drive: Hays, Dennis E. and Susan R. to Dick, Michael J.; $111,000. 1311 Randomhill Road: Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Bray, Jeff; $22,000. 12171 Regency Run Court.: Keller, Stephen G. to Romer, Brian W.; $67,000. 8359 Roland Ave.: Bank of New York Mellon The to Woerner, Carl; $20,500. 1029 Southfield Court.: Ketterman, Walter W. and Jeannine to Federal National Mortgage Association; $54,000. 9791 Terway Lane: Newman, Albert
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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO RESOLUTION NO. 24-2011 Summary of Resolution Establishing a Parking Prohibition/Restriction Schedule for Springfield Township The Board of Trustees of Springfield Township has adopted Resolution No. 24-2011, establishing a Parking Prohibition/Restriction Schedule for Springfield Township. The following statement is a summary of the Resolu tion. Complete copies of the Resolution may be obtained or viewed at the Office of the Fiscal Officer, Springfield Township Administra tion Building, 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and the Resolution is available on the Springfield Township website, www.Springfieldtwp.org. Resolution No. 24-2011 establishes a Parking Prohibition/Restriction Schedule for Springfield Township which lists the streets on which parking is prohibited and/or restrict ed within the Township. The creation of such a schedule was mandated by Resolu tion No. 23-2011 which amended the Spring field Township Parking Regulations. Pursuant to Resolution No. 23-2011, persons who violate any of the parking regulations or order adopted pursuant to those regulations is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and may have their vehicles towed and impounded. 1626886
P. to Simpson, Roy Sr.; $130,000. 9684 Wymart Ave.: Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc. to Shelton, Albert; $28,500. 1582 Acreview Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Harman, Robert; $96,000. 10910 Birchridge Drive: Powell, Melessia to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP; $50,000. 6781 Bryn Mawr Drive: Meyer, Joseph W. to Meyer, Luke B.; $82,700. 2 Caldwell Drive: Sander, Joseph A. to Tucker, Matthew R.; $72,500. 12110 Doe Run Court: Bien, Irene B. Tr. to Bonner, Corey J. and Shannon Q. Johnson-Bonne; $225,000. 10555 Hamilton Ave.: Higher Ground Church to JP Morgan Chase Bank NA; $450,000. 1322 Landis Lane: Stonecrest Income and Opportunity Fund I. LLC to Rebound Properties LLC; $8,000. 256 Lux Ave.: Midwest Equity Holdings Inc. to Johnson, Michael J. and Brittany D.; $114,900. 8330 Marley St.: Rees, Margaret H. and Jerry L. Hall to Lingard, Ina; $70,000. 11923 Mill Road: Evans, Rochelle T. and Kenneth E. to Bank of New York Mellon The; $116,000. 9287 Montoro Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Leet, William G. and Sherry; $50,900. 8375 Newbury St.: Pro Foundation to Thomas, William C.; $28,000. 9298 Ranchill Drive: IMB Reo LLC to Penklor Properties LLC; $35,500. 114 Ridgeway Road: Stonecrest
Income and Opportunity Fund I. LLC to At Home Now LLC; $8,850. 830 Southmeadow Circle: Gauche, Sondia G. to Fannie Mae; $80,000. 1383 Amesbury Drive: Cameron, Darrin and Hollie to Federal National Mortgage Association; $84,000.
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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO RESOLUTION NO. 23-2011 Summary of Resolution Amending Springfield Township Parking Regulations The Board of Trustees of Springfield Township has adopted Resolution No. 23-2011, amending Resolution No. 86-2010 which regulates parking in Springfield Township. The following statement is a summary of the Resolution. Complete copies of the Resolution may be obtained or viewed at the Office of the Fiscal Officer, Springfield Township Administration Building, 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and the Resolution is available on the Springfield Township website, www.Springfieldtwp.org.
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8415 Bobolink Drive: Potts, David A. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $40,000. 1809 Waltham Ave.: Fannie Mae to Chowdhury, Abdul G. and Tracy R.; $21,000. 1617 Joseph Court: Moorer, Teruko V. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $50,000. 6914 Shamrock Ave.: Wissel, Adam B. and Shelley L. to Fannie Mae; $44,000. 6827 Betts Ave.: Cormican, Walter A. to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA; $26,000. 1920 Bising Ave.: Heinrich, Shawna to Federal National Mortgage Association; $44,000. 6710 Simpson Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Urban Plunge Properties L.; $29,900. 1927 Sterling Ave.: Gumm, Rosa M. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $50,000. 1947 Sterling Ave.: Harper, Tina to Royseinvestments LLC; $17,500. 6780 Tarawa Drive: Tri-State Holdings LLC to Acus, Christian; $29,900. 1924 Waltham Ave.: Cormican, Walt to Fannie Mae; $32,000.
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Resolution No. 23-2011 applies to all vehicle parking in Springfield Township, including, but not limited to, parking on any township street or highway, parking on established roadways proximate to buildings, and parking on private property as necessary to provide access to the property by public safety vehicles and equipment. Resolution No. 232011 also outlines the administration, enforcement, and penalties for violations of the Resolution. The Resolution consists of the following Chapters and Sections: Chapter 1 Scope and Administration Sections 101 General 102 Applicability 103 Definitions Sections 201 202
Chapter 2 Definitions General General Definitions
Chapter 3 Street Parking Restrictions Sections 301 General Prohibitions 302 Prohibitions on Designated Streets 303 Prohibitions on Designated Streets at Specified Times Chapter 4 Fire Lane Parking Prohibitions Sections 401 General Prohibitions 402 Specific School Property Designated as Fire Lanes 403 Specific Shopping Center Property Designated as Fire Lanes 404 Miscellaneous Private Property Designated as Fire Lanes Chapter 5 Special Event/ Temporary Parking Prohibitions Sections 501 General Prohibitions Chapter 6 Snow Emergency Parking Prohibitions Sections 601 Prohibitions Sections 701 702 703 704
Chapter 7 Enforcement Unlawful Acts Penalties and Fines Towing and Impoundment Abatement and Other Lawful Remedies
Pursuant to Resolution No. 23-2011, persons who violate any of the parking regulations or order adopted pursuant to those regulations is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and may have their vehicles towed and impounded. 1626870
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DEATHS Fedora Tuskan Sikic, 89, died March 10. She taught German at Our Lady of the Angels and North College Hill high schools. She was a member of Little Flower Parish. Survived by children Branimir, Adrian Sikic Sikic, Yasna Hood; daughter-in-laws Diane, Clare Sikic; son-in-law James Hood; grandchildren Nick, Andy, Tom, Melanie, Maria Sikic, Matthew, Mark, Anna Hood; great-granddaughter Amelia Hood; siblings Stanka Oberhofer, Miljenka VitaicJakasa, Ivan Tuskan; sister-in-law Maria Krocker-Tuskan. Preceded in death by husband Ante Sikic. Services were March 14 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Croatian Relief Services, 225 Anderson Ave., Fairview, NJ 07022.
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Richard Morton, born 1956, menacing, Feb. 16. Marcus D. Williams, born 1971, aggravated burglary, criminal damaging or endangering, 1424 Elkton Place, Feb. 28. Arnold James Elliott, born 1991, obstructing official business, 1632 Linden Drive, March 1. Cynthia H. Hardy, born 1960, disorderly conduct, 6201 Banning Road, March 1. Demetrius D. Railey, born 1981, drug abuse, obstructing official business, 5376 Bahama Terrace, March 1. Ellis H. Clayton, born 1952, city ordinance violation, March 1. John Thomas, born 1986, criminal damaging or endangering, 4822 Hawaiian Terrace, March 2. Anthony Trimble, born 1984, minor misdemeanor drug possession, obstructing official business, tampering with evidence, having weapons while under disability, assault, 5088 Hawaiian Terrace, March 3. Annastasia Reid, born 1988, felonious assault with weapon, 5088
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Hawaiian Terrace, March 3. Tony Vanaman, born 1987, felonious assault, menacing, 2709 Hillvista Lane, March 4. Joseph Harris, born 1984, obstructing official business, minor misdemeanor drug possession, 5842 Hamilton Ave., March 5. Kelly Asher, born 1972, falsification, 6115 Hamilton Ave., March 5. Reggie Franklin, born 1992, disorderly conduct, 5804 Hamilton Ave., March 6.
Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary 1424 Elkton Place, Feb. 28.
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1500 Groesbeck Road No. 409, Feb. 23. 1649 Marlowe Ave., March 2. 5852 Renee Court No. 2, Feb. 21. 5863 Monfort Hills Ave., March 2. 6020 Budmar Ave. No. 1, March 2. 6425 Aspen Way, Feb. 23.
Criminal damaging/endangering 1424 Elkton Place, Feb. 28.
Robert Smith, 77, 8001 Hamilton Ave., theft at 1212 W. Kemper Road, Feb. 24. Jasmail Glover, 27, 10136 Able Court, theft at 1217 Omniplex, Feb. 24. Cindy Huckins, 64, 714 Yorkhaven, theft at 693 Northland Blvd., Feb. 24. Talal Walid, 57, 2025 Waycross Road, discharge firearm near premise at 2025 Waycross, Feb. 25. William Buck, 25, 461 Dewdrop, domestic violence at 461 Dewdrop, Feb. 28. Careen Bush, 22, 12193 Peak Drive, drug abuse at Williamson Drive, Feb. 28.
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Residence entered and TV and watch valued at $1,199 removed at 10685 Chelmsford, Feb. 27.
Tires and fuel system of vehicle damaged at 2193 Quail Hollow Place, Feb. 23. Vehicle window damaged at 2050 Quail Court, Feb. 25. Vehicle scratched at 1410 Keyridge, March 1.
Spray paint found on trailer at 1231 W. Kemper Road, Feb. 28. Victim reported at 1410 Keyridge, March 2.
Medication of unknown value removed at 12001 Chase Plaza, Feb. 25. Firearm valued at $380 removed at 941 Glasgow, Feb. 28. Grates valued at $25 removed at 1266 Omniplex, March 2.
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About police reports The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 7291300. • Mount Healthy: Chief Al Schaefer, 728-3183. • Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 5698500. • North College Hill: Chief Gary Foust, 521-7171. • Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101. • Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220.
MOUNT HEALTHY Arrests/citations
Christopher White, 41, 6721 Stoil Lane, drug possession at 7900 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 1. Darryll Ross, 43, 7419 Werner Ave., domestic violence, obstructing official business at 7419 Werner Ave., March 1. James Wilburn, 43, 1346 Carriage Hill Lane, drug paraphernalia at 7800 block of Clovernook Avenue, March 3. Jonathan McDaniel, 24, 151 Millsdale Drive, drug possession at 7300 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 4. Derrick Jones, 25, 844 Rockdale Ave., disorderly conduct at 7900 block of Clovernook Avenue, March 6. Johnny Johnson, 41, 1075 Wionna Ave., open container in vehicle at 7300 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 6. Juvenile, vandalism at 7700 block of Perry Street, March 7. Juvenile, disorderly conduct at 7900 block of Werner Avenue, March 7. Johnathan Rhea, 21, 1959 N. Lynndale Drive, assault at 7700 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 7. Eric Triggs, 34, 2482 Walden Glen Drive, drug possession at Hamilton Avenue, March 8.
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Woman reported money, cell phone stolen at 7333 Harding Ave., March 6.
Christopher Lopez, 18, 1102 Princeton Square, forgery at 1214 W. Kemper, March 1. Christine Ruther, 22, 4463 Jessup Road, theft at 1143 Smiley Ave., March 1. Deohn Williams, 18, 11410 Flagler Lane, underage alcohol at 11410 Flagler, March 1. Lamar Graves, 24, 1556 Meredith Drive, carrying concealed weapon at W. Sharon Road, March 1. Juvenile female, 17, underage tobacco at Geneva and W. Kemper, March 2. Juvenile male, 17, disorderly conduct at Waycross and Winton, March 2.
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Speedway reported receiving counterfeit $5 bill at 7300 Hamilton Ave., March 7.
Man reported computer stolen at 7349 Joseph St., March 7.
NORTH COLLEGE HILL Arrests/citations
Tiffany Fisher, 31, 1562 W. Galbraith Road, disorderly conduct at 1600 block of West Galbraith Road, March 2. Iris Rutland, 50, 8850 Zodiac Drive, aggravated menacing at 7100 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 3. Siree Monhollen, 19, theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., March 4. April Ashbury, 36, 6103 Hammel Drive, theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., March 4. Matthew Gehring, 29, 2015 Carpenter Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 1800 block of West Galbraith Road, March 5. Pierre McEwen, 21, 194 Washington Drive, carrying concealed weapon at 1900 block of West Galbraith Road, March 6. Dean Smith, 33, 7508 Harrison Ave., drug paraphernalia, drug posses-
sion at 1600 block of Centerridge Drive, March 7. Matthew Krishnan, 18, 1612 Centerridge Drive, drug trafficking at 1600 block of Centerridge Drive, March 7. Rodney Watson, 42, 336 Dorchester Ave., drug possession at 1300 block of West Galbraith Road, March 7.
Man reported computer, TV stolen at 6910 Grace Ave., March 1.
Valley Bingo reported receiving $235 in counterfeit bills at 7210 Pippin Road, March 1.
Sean Warner, 31, 2230 Grant Ave., domestic violence at 2230 Grant Ave., Feb. 28. Herbert Crockett, 45, 8407 Roland Ave., domestic violence at 1100 block of Compton Road, March 1. Nicole Partin, 20, 7087 Golfway Drive, domestic violence at 7087 Golfway Drive, March 2. Curtis McIntosh, 27, 1576 Pleasant Run Drive, assault at 1576 Pleasant Run Drive, March 3. Dexter Daniels, 53, 1570 Meredith Drive, disorderly conduct at 1570 Meredith Drive, March 3. Sean Lancaster, 24, 844 Shayler Road, drug trafficking, obstructing official business at 11800 block of Passageway Drive, March 3. Takishia Gaithex, 27, 9572 Trafford Court, unauthorized use of vehicle at 1600 block of Newbrook Drive, March 3. James Morris, 41, 2260 Kemper Road, domestic violence at 2260 Kemper Road, March 4. Brian Thurmond, 32, 1350 Chicago Ave., operating vehicle under the influence, drug possession at 11900 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 4. Jarrod Bybee, 32, 2493 Concord Green Drive, drug possession at Grenada Drive, March 4. Antwan Wright, 26, 8775 Cabot Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 8775 Cabot Drive, March 5. Victor Gomez, 24, no address given, driving under suspension, March 5. Michael Steelman, 24, 7405 Timber Drive, drug possession at Vine Street, March 5. Michael Force, 27, 8764 Daly Road, drug possession, drug paraphernalia at 10200 block of Winton Road, March 5. Alphonso Allen, 25, 8678 Mockingbird Lane, obstructing official business at Winton & West Galbraith roads, March 5. Davette Jackson, 28, 1915 Bluehill Drive, disorderly conduct at 11900 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 6. Yetta Fuller, 21, 9278 Neil Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 11900 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 6. James Collins, 35, obstructing official business at 11900 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 7.
Incidents/reports Criminal damaging
Man reported vehicle damaged at 1714 Brightview Drive, March 2. Man reported money stolen at 8683 Brent Drive, March 5.
Woman reported checks stolen at 747 Southmeadow Circle, March 3. 5913 Havenwood Court man reported debit card stolen and used at 10800 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 2. Steak Nina reported food not paid for at 9176 Winton Road, March 2.
Unauthorized use of vehicle
Woman reported vehicle taken at 2052 Sevenhills Drive, March 3.
BUSINESS UPDATE Career moves
Stuart Michael Snow, managing partner and funeral director with Neidhard Gillen Funeral Home in Mount Healthy, has qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Profes-
sional Funeral Service Practice. A number of professions grant special recognition to members on completion of specified academic and professional programs. CFSP is funeral service’s national individual recognition.
Birth certificates available in one place Hamilton County Public Health is now able to issue birth certificates for people born at any hospital in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health adopted a central issuance policy today, simplifying the process of birth certificate requests across Ohio. Previously, customers
seeking birth certificates had to work with the local health department in which the birth took place. With multiple health departments in southwest Ohio, this caused customers much confusion and frustration. For more information about vital records, visit w w w. h a m i l t o n c o u n t y health.org for more details.
Published on Mar 18, 2011
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