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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
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Finneytown OK’s bond issue
Will use money for repairs, renovations By Monica Boylson firstname.lastname@example.org
Voters in the Finneytown Local School District approved a 15year 1.98 mill bond issue to raise $4.7 million for repairs, renovations and security at the schools. Unofficial results from the
Hamilton County Board of Elections showed 3,416 voted for the issue (or 55.95 percent) while 2,689 voted against the issue (or 44.05 percent). The results will be certified in about two weeks. School board President Laura Horn said she was happy with the outcome and said she appreciated the community’s support. “We want to send a big thank you to the community for their continued support of us as a dis-
trict,” she said. “We will put the money to good use to improve the facilities and education.” Finneytown treasurer David Oliverio said the Horn bond issue will allow the district to make much needed repairs and renovations to the schools.
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“I believe it is the right investment to make in our facilities at this time and the responsible approach to taking care of what we have,” he said. “This result continues the long tradition of legendary support the community has given its schools.” The district plans to begin
work on the schools as early as January when the funds are available from the bond issue, superintendent Alan Robertson said. More than half of the money from the bond issue would be spent repairing and replacing roofs and for paving at the schools. Other projects that will be funded would include the replacement of heating and cooling See BOND, Page A2
BLOC Ministries helps create program for Mount Healthy By Monica Boylson email@example.com
hildren in Mount Healthy have a new place to hang out after school. Mount Healthy Alliance Executive Director Kathryn Roosa said the nonprofit group that provides food and clothing to the community teamed with nonprofit group BLOC Ministries to create a free after-school program for children to come, play games and meet new friends. “One of the things I kept hearing from community members and organizations was that the kids don’t have a lot to do around here,” she said. The group meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Mount Healthy United Methodist Church.
Mount Healthy residents, from left, Kyaha Mosley, Tania Givens, Alessandra Boler and Satyia Hudgins said they had a great time at the Mount Healthy BLOC After-School Program. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Children attended the BLOC After-School Center to play games and interact with others. Trying their had at a card game are, from left, Adam Roosa, Ryan Cartwright, BLOC leader Chris Staser and Jared Cartwright. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
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Mt. Healthy school levy fails for fifth time since 2010 By Jennie Key firstname.lastname@example.org
Voters in the Mount Healthy City School District said no again to a plea for funds from school officials. The district asked for a new 7.65-mill continuous operating levy to generate $2.4 million a year. The voters turned down
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the request with 6,244 voting no and 5,264 voting yes, according to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections. The levy failed 54.26 percent to 45.74 percent. Turnout was 72.14 percent, with 11,856 ballots cast. The district has 16,435 registered voters according to the board of elections. The district has not had addi-
tional operating funds since 2003; voters have rejected the levy five times since November 2010. Prior to this loss, the last was in Handler March, which prompted the district to cut $4 million and 74 jobs.
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It cut some sports and increased pay-to-play fees to $150. The levy would have cost the owner of a home with a $100,000 market value an additional $227.08 per year. The district will now have to make more cuts this year and next year to avoid a deficit in 2015. Superintendent Lori Handler, deeply disappointed in the
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loss, said the outlook remains grim. The district cut almost $4 million for the 2012-13 school year to stay in the black. School officials have made cuts every year but one since 2003, when the district last passed a levy for additional revenue. Since 2003, the See LEVY, Page A2 Vol. 75 No. 39 © 2012 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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kids to feel connected.” Both organizations share a philosophy of relationship building. BLOC youth leader Laura Jones said they try to build meaningful relationships with the children who come to center and their families. “This is relational driven. We want the kids to come back,” she said. “They’ll come for pizza any day but they won’t stay and come back if they don’t know people care.” Kyaha Mosley, 14, Mount Healthy, attended the after school program with her friends and said she liked having a place to hang out other than the park or her friends’ houses. “I just want more people to come,” she said. Roosa said she hopes the program grows and can be made available to the community more days during the week. “We’re trying to put a different face on ourselves,” she said. “We do more than just the (food) pantry.” For more information about the program or to volunteer call Roosa at 260-3721 or Jones at 757-897-7388.
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district has cut $7.12 million from its budget. Handler says the district has made progress and it is disturbing to think that now the programs that move students ahead may be unable to continue because of a lack of funding. She is also disappointed that she cannot return busing. “I hate to think about our students walking on Hamilton Avenue this winter,” she said. “And I know how disappointed our staff is as well. This is just very hard.” Mount Healthy Board of Education president Steve Harness said the loss was disappointing and narrows the district’s options. He
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systems at the secondary campus, performing arts center and Whitaker Elementary as well as security at all district buildings. Projects from the district’s six-year capital improvement will also be funded by the bond issue. “It’s going to save mon-
We will have cuts to make and will have to make some decisions soon ... They will be painful.”
said with the improvement in performance and so much staff involvement he had been hopeful the message would be heard by the district’s voters. “We have to keep plugging away,” he said. “We have decisions to make about our next steps and we will talk about our options at our Nov. 19 meeting. As I see it, we have two chances
next year – March and November – to put a levy on the ballot. We will have cuts to make and will have to make some decisions soon on what those will be. They will be painful. We cut 96 positions last time and we will be looking at things like extracurriculars and deeper cuts to transportation as well as closing buildings when student leave. There is not much left.” Handler said if the district wants to place a levy on the March ballot, some action will need to be taken at the Nov. 19 meeting. If the board waits until August, it is unlikely busing could be reinstated at the beginning of the school year because of routing and scheduling. The board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the board office, 7615 Harrison Ave.
ey in the long run,” Robertson said of the energy efficient upgrades. “Sometimes you have to spend some to save some.” The district has already begun to make energy efficient improvements at the schools after borrowing money through the House Bill 264 energy conservation program which gives school districts the ability to make energy efficient improve-
ments and use the cost savings to pay back the money. They also qualified for grants and rebates to pay for the projects. Robertson said he was glad the community supported the bond issue. “This is a remarkable community,” he said. “I’m happy for the community and the kids and the people that will benefit from this.”
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Bill Seitz returning in 8th Senate District Wants state fiscally stable
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State Sen. William Seitz is heading back to Columbus to serve his final fouryear term in the Ohio Senate. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, Seitz, a Green Township Republican who represents the 8th Senate District, defeated Democratic challenger Richard Luken by a vote of 102,742 to 63,039 on Tuesday, Nov. 6. That’s about 62 percent to 38 percent. “I look forward to my final four years in the Ohio Senate,” Seitz said. “I was gratified to have support from both the left and the right.” A partner at a regional law firm, Seitz was appointed to the 8th Senate District in 2007, and was elected to the seat in 2008. Prior to serving in the senate, he spent seven years representing the 30th District in the Ohio House
of Representatives. He said both the senate and the house will have a Republican majority, and he looks forward to working with Gov. John Kasich to continue moving the state toward fiscal stability. Seitz said Ohio can serve as a model for the rest of the nation in terms of strengthening the economy – drawing attention here for something besides a presidential election. Luken, who also lives in Green Township, congratulated Seitz on his re-election. A computer consultant and website designer, Luken said he entered the race to give residents in the 8th District a choice on Election Day, and he is grateful to those who voted for him. “I appreciate the people who supported me,” he said.
SCHOOL NOTES Winton Woods City Schools wants to make sure Greenhills residents are receiving district news and announcements. “Because the village doesn’t have an e-newsletter that the district can post to, we are trying to expand our contact information for Greenhills residents so that we can make sure they are receiving important information from us,” said Gina Burnett, the district’s communications specialist. “There are always an-
nouncements and events that we’d like to communicate with the citizens of Greenhills, as taxpayers in our district, but we have no way to reach them other than by mail, which is costly.” If interested in receiving news updates from the district, Greenhills residents should send their email contact information to Burnett at email@example.com or call her at 619-2301.
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Mt. Healthy says no to rezoning, yes to charter firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Healthy residents voted against the rezoning of 7272 Hamilton Ave. from multifamily to retail. Unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections showed 1,887 voted against the rezoning (or 67.9 percent) while 892 voters (or 32.1 percent) thought the property should be rezoned. The property owner wanted to sell the land to a developer for a Family Dollar store. Mount Healthy City Council agreed to the rezoning but a group of residents filed a petition to place a referendum to the charter on the ballot. When the petition was granted the legislation was put on hold for voters to decide whether the zoning change should pass as the city determined effective Oct. 18, 2011. “I’m disappointed but we will do everything to move Mount Healthy forward,” Mayor Joe Roetting said. “I’m just sorry that the council’s ordinance was overturned. We’ll do our best to try to get businesses into the city.” Resident Jim Lowenburg said he was glad the rezoning did not pass. “Residents have spoken. This is the gateway to our community and we don’t want a retail store at that location. There are so many problems with that site, including the impact on the park, the historic
“Neighbors worked together along with the business association to accomplish a historic goal.” KAREN ARNETT The four council candidates that receive the highest number of votes would serve for four years and the three remaining candidates would serve for two years. The terms would be staggered so that not all the council positions would be up for election at the same time. The safety service director position would become a city manager position. The duties would be the same and the manager would report to the mayor. The auditor and treasurer positions would be elimi-
nated and a financial director would be appointed by the city manager. The law director would no longer be an elected position but appointed by the city manager. Another change would be the way the police chief is hired. Current legislation dictates that a police chief for the city must be chosen from one of the existing sergeants. With the charter, the candidate could be from outside the force. But the mayor said only a few things will change right away, such as the title of city manager as opposed to safety service director. “As far as elected offi-
“I’m concerned that it sends the wrong message to potential businesses that may want to come (here) ... ” JOE ROETTING cials go, things are going to happen over a two-year period,” he said, as elected officials aren’t up for reelection for a couple of years. “This will give us time to have a plan in place. As far as the residents are concerned it won’t impact ser-
vice or the way they do business with the city.” Roetting said the city will have to create a charter review commission of five people. Mount Healthy residents interested in participating should send the mayor a letter of intent to city hall. “They need to understand that it’s a serious position because what will be presented to them are potential amendments to the charter,” he said. The mayor expressed his gratitude to the residents of the city. “I want to thank the voters for giving us an opportunity to fulfill their wishes,” he said.
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home next door, major traffic concerns and the negative impact on our neighborhood,” he said. “Over and over, we have clearly said ‘no’ to this project. Let’s hope it is finally a dead issue.” But the mayor said he’s afraid the rezoning will keep businesses from developing in Mount Healthy. “I’m concerned that it sends the wrong message to potential businesses that may want to come into the city,” he said. Resident Karen Arnett said in an email the outcome of the rezoning issue showed the pro-activity of the citizens. “The beauty of this referendum was that it was a real cooperative process. Neighbors worked together along with the (Mount Healthy) business association to accomplish a historic goal. We think this is the first referendum ever in Mount Healthy,” she said. While the rezoning did not pass, residents in Mount Healthy approved a city charter. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections 1,562 people voted for the charter (or 58.99 percent) and 1,086 people (or 41.01 percent) voted against the charter. “I’m thankful that it passed,” Roetting said. “It will absolutely be a positive for the city.” As a result of the charter, there will be a few changes to local government. Council terms would increase from two to four years and all council members would serve at-large.
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‘The Little Princess’ premiers at McAuley HS McAuley High School Drama presents “The Little Princess” by K.A. Thomas based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Performances are at 7:30 on Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17. There is a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. All shows will be presented in the McAuley Performing Arts Center at 6000 Oakwood Ave. It’s a riches-to-rags-toriches story. Young Sara Crewe, left in boarding school while her father seeks his fortune, is fawned over by the school’s headmistress. When he dies, seemingly penniless, Miss Minchin, teachers and some students turn on her and she is sent to the attic to live and must earn her board working in the school. Sara maintains her optimism and generous ways. She makes friends with an Indian gentleman in the neighboring house, and eventually discovers that he was her father’s dearest friend, who has been searching for her since her father’s death. The play features scenery on a turntable, revolving to show classrooms, Sara’s attic and streets of London. Director Emily Lafferty said students have worked hard in rehearsal and are ready for the show’s premiere. The cast includes Nikki Hoffman as Sara Crewe, Emmy Schwartz as Chrissie, Danielle Mouch as Lizzie, Jenni Chu as Margo, Zachary Nicholas as Cap-
McAuley High School presents “The Little Princess” in the school’s theater Nov. 16-18. During rehearsals for the show, Mr. Carrisford, played by Luke Kindle, and Miss Carmichael, protrayed by Lauren Odisoso, are thrilled to discover that the orphan Sara Crew, played by Nikki Hoffman, has been found. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS tain Crewe, Celina Junker as Miss Minchin, Liz Baxter as Amelia Minchin, Brooke Bigner as Ermegarde, Holly Rack as Becky, Lizzy Lawson as Lavinia, Abby Ball as Jessie, Megan Zelasko as Gertrude, Lynn Schutte as Molly, Carly Hellman as Abby, Gwen Lenz as Helen, Emily Hoffman as Littie, Katie Branscum as Mariette, Brittany Fishburn as Ram Dass, Lauren Odioso as Mrs. Carmichael, and Luke Kindle as Mr. Carrisford. Other performers include Karli Auberger, who portrays a maid and Anne; Julia Betz, in the roles of Madame Dufarge, a laundress and a baker woman; and a group of Londoners and school girls played by Megan Emig, Brianna
Fehring, Sydney Cavanaugh, Osmari Novoa, Tiffany Nascimento, Olivia Louder, and Emma Papania. Stage manager is Emily Benintendi, assistant stage manager is Bradie Anderson, lights and sound crew includes Amanda Dreyer, Emma Bedan and Sam Rauh. The hair and makeup crew includes Julia Langenderfer, Danielle Maraan, Michelle Maraan and Sydney Schultheiss. Prop crew is Jessica Bloemer, Maddie Schmidt and Carrie Raterman. Student tickets are $6 and adult tickets are $8. Tickets can be purchased at the door, online at www.showtix4u.com, or by calling 1-866-967-8167.
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One reason the holiday season is our favorite time of year is because it seems to bring out the best in all of us – whether helping a neighbor, a family member or a complete stranger. One of our holiday traditions is recognizing those who make their neighborhood and community better – not just in November and December, but all year long. E-mail your nomination to email@example.com with “Neighbors Who Care” in the subject line. Make sure to include information about how to contact your nominee, a photo if you have one and your name, community and contact information, including a day-time phone number. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 7. Questions? Call Marc Emral at 513-853-6264.
Talk on energy
Continuing with answering the public interest in energy independence, Brian Bear will speak on “Energy: Where We Are And Where We’re Headed” 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Evergreen Retirement Community Center at 230 W. Galbraith Road. Bear is a design engineer at Ethicon EndoSurgery. His presentation is sponsored by the Regional Engineers & Scientists of Cincinnati. The talk is free and will be followed by an open forum discussion on energy and its impact on history, our economy, and the environment. Lunch with the speaker will be available at 11:30 a.m. Go
to the RESC Website at www.resc.org for more details and to make lunch reservations.
History open house
North College Hill Historical Society will have an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Goodman, Room 1. See the historical side of NCH. There is a World War II uniform, NCH school Trojanette and cheerleader uniforms, letter sweater, political and police information, yearbooks, old pictures. There is even a basket and pool rules from the NCH pool. Feel free to bring any NCH related material you would like to donate to the society. Punch and cookies served. Any questions, call Linda at 522-9058
Springfield Twp. hiring monitors
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Anuforo named to planning group
Susan Anuforo was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Forest Park Planning Commission for the term expiring Nov. 30, 2016, at the Nov. 5 meeting of Forest Park City Council. She was sworn in following her appointment. Anuforo was interviewed by the Forest Park Human Resources Committee, attended a Forest Park Planning Commission meeting, and was recommended for appointment by Barrie Owen, the chairman of the planning commission. The commission meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the City Municipal Building, 1201 West Kemper Road. Call 513-595-5215 for information.
All McAuley High School alumnae and families of alumnae are invited to celebrate a Thanksgiving Mass at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the McAuley Performing Arts Center. The Mass will be celebrated in memory of all the alumnae who were deceased this past year and a candle will be lit for each and presented to family members present. Contact Lisa Starkey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
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Teachers earn Apple Awards
McAuley students helped rebuild a ramp in Gray Hawk, Ky. Pictured from left are Morgan Bailey, Samantha Brock, McKenna Bailey, Julie Newsom, Sydney Jung, Madison Woodard, Macda Tewelde and Katherine Orth. PROVIDED.
MCAULEY STUDENTS TAKE SERVICE TRIP
This summer, eight McAuley High School students and two teachers went to Gray Hawk, Ky., to work with the Christian Appalachian Project. During the week-long trip, the students worked under the supervision of a CAP leader who taught them how to dig post holes, mix concrete, lay cinder block, renovate a bathroom, rebuild a handicap ramp and put up concrete sheeting. In the evenings, students listened and learned
as speakers Jen Eich and Sister Robbie Pentecost told them about the Appalachian culture and how the Rev. Ralph Bieting of Covington, Ky., started CAP. The students were McKenna Bailey, Morgan Bailey, Samantha Brock, Sydney Jung, Julie Newsom, Katherine Orth, Macda Tewelde and Madison Woodard. Adult leaders were guidance counselor Angela Ross and math teacher Jan Huxel. Throughout the school
year, the students met together to prepare for the trip and build camaraderie. Family and friends made donations that made the trip possible for the girls. A prayer service and commissioning ceremony was held in June to acknowledge the students and pray for the success of the trip. Every summer McAuley sponsors service/immersion trips for students. For more information, contact service coordinator Gina Keith at at firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Salle hosting grade school academic tournament
Looking for 7th-, 8th-grade teams
La Salle High School invites seventh- and eighthgrade teams from local Catholic schools to participate in its annual Academic Tournament in February. Seventh-graders will take part on Tuesday, Feb. 26; eighth-graders will compete on Thursday, Feb. 28. At each grade level, teams answer questions in science, math, language arts, religion, fine arts, social studies and current events in three rounds. Those that score the most points move on to the next bracket until all teams but one are eliminated. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place at each grade level. Par-
ticipating schools will receive a banner listing each participant’s name. Teacher Lauren Frieman will coordinate the competition. She is available to answer questions at 513-7412310 and email@example.com. Representatives of participating schools will be invited to an information meeting in mid-December to learn more about the competition and ask questions. The two-day event is held at La Salle, 3091 North Bend Road in Green Township. St. Antoninus School in Western Hills was crowned champion at both the seventhand eighth-grade levels in March 2012. Among seventhgrade teams, St. Louis School of Batesville, Ind., placed second and St. Lawrence School in Lawrenceburg,
Tim Cleary, president of the Winton Woods board of education, presented a September Apple Award to Jackie Braswell, a fifth-grade language arts and social studies teacher at Winton Woods Intermediate School. THANKS TO ELISE
High school engineering teacher Myrtis Smith received an Apple Award in September. She is pictured with Tim Cleary, president of the Winton Woods board of education. THANKS TO ELISE SPEEG.
Winton Woods City Schools recently recognized engineering teacher Myrtis Smith and language arts and social studies teacher Jackie Braswell with Apple Awards, which are given to staff members who go above and beyond to assist students, at the September board of education meeting. Smith, who is the high school’s Project Lead the Way teacher, was chosen for her impact on former student Kayla Rogers. Rogers emailed Smith, and all her high school teachers, to thank them for how well-prepared she was for college. In her
first engineering lab, Roger said her professor was impressed at how quickly her team finished. Braswell, who teaches fifth grade at Winton Woods Intermediate School, was nominated by parent Kim Hairston for her impact last year on Hairston’s son, Michael. Hairston said her son’s reading and handwriting skills improved “and he was coming home from school sharing what he’d learned in Mrs. Braswell’s class. His enthusiasm for school had been the best I had ever seen. I feel Mrs. Braswell played a major part in this transformation.”
Ind., placed third. St. Louis finished second and St. Jude School in Bridgetown finished third among eighthgrade teams. La Salle students who participate in the Lasallian Scholars Institute (LSI) and/ or the De La Salle Signum Fidei Institute assist in staging the Academic Tournament. LSI introduces La Salle students to the fields of engineering, global business, healthcare, and information management and technology. Through activities and field trips, students learn about careers, Cincinnati-based employers, and connect with and learn from some of the mostqualified individuals in specific industries. Signum Fidei is a four-year leadership development curriculum for all La Salle students.
Lord’s Bounty announces scholarship winners The Lord’s Bounty has awarded 16 college scholarships and grants to area residents and organizations. This year’s scholarship recipients are Brent Bruner, Bethany Custer, Sam Engle, Luke Fay, Meghan Finke, Kevin Klusmeier, Sarah Murphy, Rachel Sauer,
Hannah Smith, Jasmine Storms, Adam Tullis and Allison Weirs. Grant were awarded to Swim Ministry, Little Brothers, Kids Impact and the Rhythm Race. The Lord’s Bounty is a ministry and volunteer-run thrift store. All proceeds benefit the annual scholarship and grant
program. Revised applications for the 2013 scholarships are now available. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Lord’s Bounty, 5852 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224. Be sure to indicate which application is requested: scholarship or grant.
Two Winton Woods High School varsity ensemble members, Dorian Marshall and Becca Day, auditioned for and were accepted into the Ohio Music Education Association District 14 Honor Choir, which is made up of select high school students from the Cincinnati area. The honor choir concert is 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Sycamore High School. It will feature the District 14 High School Honor Choir led by Dr. Stephen Coker and the Heidelberg University Singing Collegians under the direction of Paul Mayhew. PROVIDED.
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At La Salle High School head coach Hollis Haggard and the La Salle Lancers take to the lanes looking to build off last year’s second-place finish in the GCL South. Sophomore Matt Nicholas could be one to watch based upon his stellar play last winter. As a freshman, Nicholas was sixth in the league with an average of 199.4. He’ll be joined by returning starters Eric Blessing and Will Mullen. Mullen rolled to a 190.4 average, while Blessing was in the mid-180s. Joe Shields should also be a
key contributor as the Lancers try and win their first league title since 2006. La Salle opens the season against Chaminade-Julienne and McNicholas
at Colerain. At McAuley, the Mohawks and first-year head coach Jenny Poppe return to action in what’s expected to be a tough Girls Greater Cincinnati League conference. Lexi Baker, Jessica Finnen and Miranda Mushrush should be key contributors throughout the season. “We have good talent returning and with some incoming freshman and some JV girls, we
should have a very competitive team,” Poppe said by email. “We are going to surprise some people this season.” McAuley opens the season against Ursuline at Brentwood Bowl Nov. 27. The Mount Healthy Owls return three bowlers from last season’s team that went 11-8. Senior Austen McCoy, junior Nathan Smith and sophomore Ben Naber will lead the team in 2012 for coach Tim Poppe. “We should be pretty good,” Poppe said. “They shot halfway decent last year and working with them this year, they should improve.” Poppe also coaches the Lady Owls, who graduated five seniors from the team a year ago and are struggling numbers-wise for 2012.
Junior Sara Frye is back after making a run to the district tournament last year. She finished 12th in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference last season with a 161.1 average, but will face a new batch of competition with the Owls now in the Southwest Ohio Conference. The boys at Roger Bacon High School should also see their share of strikes and spares with the return of sophomore Chris Wilhelm. As a freshman, Wilhelm was third in the GCL Central by knocking down 191.4 pins per game. Junior Stewart Barnes was sixth in the central last season (186.4) and should be a key contributor this winter. See BOWLING, Page A7
Winton Woods quarterback Shemar Hooks (2) squeezes through a hole during the Warriors’ Division II, Region 8 semifinal playoff contest against Trotwood-Madison Nov. 9 at Edgewood. Hooks finished the season with 14 total touchdowns. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
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TRENTON — Entering the fourth quarter, the Winton Woods football team had everything going its way against the defending Division II state champion Trotwood-Madison Rams. They led 20-7 in their Division II, Region 8 semifinal contest but it slipped away in a matter of 43 seconds with two Ram touchdowns. The next thing the Warriors knew they were heading to overtime. On Trotwood’s first possession of overtime, quarterback Messiah DeWeaver found Demarcus Wilson in the end zone to put the Rams up 27-20. Just four plays later Winton Woods quarterback Shemar Hooks was intercepted and the Warriors’ season was over. “We took a lot of steps in the right direction,” Warriors coach Andre Parker said. “We righted the ship, played good football and lost to a good team.” Turnovers were key in the loss. The Rams tied the game with 6:47 to play after Hooks pitched the ball but no one was
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Winton Woods running back Nick Grissom takes the ball around the edge during the Warriors' Division II, Region 8 playoff contest against Trotwood-Madison Nov. 9 at Edgewood. Grissom accounted for two of the Warriors’ scores in the loss and led the Warriors with more than 900 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS home, and Trotwood fell on it in the end zone. The Warriors lost four fumbles, in addition to Hooks’ interception, while the Rams turned the ball over just twice.
“We outplayed them,” Parker said. “Bottom line, we outplayed them. Too many missed opportunities.” In their first season as an independent after the breakup of
the Fort Ancient Valley Conference, the Warriors finished the season 8-4 after playing a schedule loaded with some of the top talent in the state. On the season, Hooks totaled 648 yards on the ground, 469 through the air and had 14 touchdowns. Senior running back Nick Grissom led the Warriors with 875 yards and13 touchdowns on the ground, while averaging more than 10 yards a carry. The 27 points the Warriors allowed was the third most they had given up on the season, but the defense did a good job making sure things weren’t worse. In the first half alone, the Warrior defense held the Rams scoreless on three possessions that started inside the Warrior 35-yard line. “I’m proud of the whole team,” Parker said. “We’ve been through a lot this year. It’s our first year as an independent. We played a heck of a schedule and we just let this one get away from us. I’m proud of the whole team. We only got 13 seniors and they did a great job of leading this team.”
Bombers close book on 2012 St. X faced nation’s toughest teams By Tom Skeen firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRINGFIELD TWP. — The football season for the St. Xavier Bombers and coach Steve Specht ended earlier than they would have liked following a 35-14 loss to Colerain Nov. 3 in the quarterfinals of the Division I Region 8 playoffs. “We’ve played the best in the state and Colerain is right up there,” he said. “They are incredibly fast, they have a lot of skill and I think what separates them is the ability that (Alfred) Ramsby has to throw the ball. Against us he was on the money. I think they have as good of a shot as anybody to win a state title this year.” Despite the loss, not all was lost for the Bombers in 2012. They won their second Greater Catholic League South title in four years after going 3-0 versus their GCL South opponents. “It was a great season,” Specht said. “Obviously we would have liked to win more games and advance a little bit further. We had a young team with some new faces and as the year went on they got better and improved.” Ending the season with five losses isn’t something the football program is used to, but the Bombers played one of the toughest schedules in the country. They lost to Colerain twice, Lakewood St. Edward, Cleveland St. Ignatius and Louisville Trinity – all of whom are currently ranked or were ranked in the USA Today Top 25 this season. “If you look at the teams we lost to, they have a combined two losses,” the Bombers coach said. “It’s tough to really put that into perspective. …It drains you mentally and physically. We did a great job of battling and competed every week and they improved. That is ultimately what you want to see.” One of the major reasons for the success on the field this season was they play of junior quarterback Nick Tensing. Tensing finished the season second in the GCL with 1,908 passing yards and found the end zone 21 times (19 passing, two rushing) to just seven interceptions. “I think Nick was the difference for us this season,” Specht said. “We went into the season with inexperience on the offensive line. We had skill but we needed a trigger to get the skill the ball. I’m excited about his future and excited to have him back next year.”
St. Xavier quarterback Nick Tensing takes off down the sidelines for a score against La Salle as Nate Sparks, left, and D.J. Christon, right, give pursuit. Tensing finished the season with more than 500 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in 2012. THANKS TO MILT WENZEL
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Lions make ‘Case’ for a dynasty
‘D’ propels SCD to state title By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich @ communitypress .com
By Nick Dudukovich
COLUMBUS — Summit Country Day secured its second Division III state boys soccer championship trophy in school history by shutting out Gates Mills Hawken, 2-0, at Crew Stadium Nov. 10. The squad - which includes Mosi Clark-Cobbs of Greenhills, Theo Austin of North College Hill and Isaiah Chapman of Mt. Airy - didn’t allow a postseason goal despite playing a Murderers’ Row of competition. Five of the schools the Silver Knights took down en route to the title were ranked in the top 10 of the Ohio coaches’ poll. Coach Barnard Baker said his program has usually taken an “attack” first mentality — but that changed this season. “From our forwards to our goalie, we had a mantra — defend first,” Baker said. Summit goalie Ryan Hall played a big hand in propelling the Knights to a title, despite battling a shoulder injury that nearly kept him out of the state semifinal against Worthington
Ursuline Academy and the state volleyball tournament: The two entities are becoming a rite of fall in the southwest Ohio. The Lions have been a participant in four of the last five state final-four meetings. There have been teams with better records and ranked higher in the state polls, but in that span, only the 2009 team was able to claim the name of champion — until now. The Lions (23-6) celebrated the fifth state volleyball title in school history after beating Massillon Jackson 25-20, 25-16, 25-10 in the Division I state final at Wright State University’s Nutter Center Nov. 10. Joining the celebration were local members of the team, Abby Weisenburger of Springfield Township and Mallory Bechtold of Finneytown. “We didn’t know we were going to be here. It makes it so much better when you’re not expected to win,” said Lions’ head coach Je-
ni Case. Ursuline’s record from 20082010 was phenomenal. The program suffered just two defeats during that span, while the current version of the Lions dropped six matches. One defeat—the last loss of the season - in particular stands out. The Lions had fallen on the road to McAuley and Case decided the team needed to air its grievances. “We had issues this year with girls not wanting to listen and things with coaches and players,” Case said. “We hashed it out after McAuley for two hours without a ball. We sat there and we talked, and I told them what I thought…and they told me some things and…it made us so much more of a team…” Sam Fry, who along with Paige Kebe, co-led the Lions with 11 kills in the championship game, said the Lions tight-knit. “Really, we’re all like sisters,” she said. “I love all of my teammates and I was so happy I was able to win it with them.”
P.J. Rideout and Matter Berte are back for the Winton Woods Warriors, who will compete as an independent throughout the 2012 bowling season after the breakup of the FAVC. Rideout averaged 136 pins last season, while Berte averaged slightly more than 130. After winning just one match in 2011, coach Clerence Williams believes his squad will be vastly improved in 2012. “Even though we are not in a conference, we have a full schedule this season,” Williams said. “We have five returning varsity players who have all improved over the summer. I’m
looking to have a productive year.” The Lady Warriors – led by Robin Stephens and assistant coach Moniqua Sanders - are coming off a 7-6 season and headlined by the return of 2011 FAVC Player of the Year Jasmine Daniels. The senior led the FAVC with a 185.2 average last season and missed out on the district tournament by four pins after rolling a 469 series at sectionals. Also back for the Lady Warriors are Cidney Carter and Autumn Adams. Both teams begin the season Nov. 19 against Princeton.
Summit Country Day’s Mosi Clark-Cobbs of Greenhills, right, kicks the ball past Gates Mills Hawken’s Will Holden during the OHSAA Division III championship soccer game Saturday, Nov. 10. JAY LAPRETE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Christian Nov. 7. But the senior will leave Summit as the state’s career leader in shutouts with 47. “Ryan’s fearless and he’s tough and you’re never going to get this moment back,” Baker said. Hall knows Summit’s de-
fense wouldn’t have been as dominant if it weren’t for the guys who play in front of him. The combination of Jake Rawlings , Joey Kunkel , Jack Meininger and Ben Emery have formed what Baker believes might be the best back line he’s seen during his time at Summit. story of senior Andrew Cousineau. After making the varsity squad as a sophomore, he missed out his junior season but is back as a senior. Jake Murnan, Anthony Hughes and Tucker Stafford will add solid depth. “Jonny averaged 190 last season, so there is no reason he can’t average 200,” Runkel said. “Off the top we have at least three guys who can average over 200, which is a great nucleus. I don’t know how many other schools can say that. The Bombers open up their season Nov. 27 against Purcell Marian and Alter.
nament by two pins last season, the St. Xavier Bombers return starters Edward Runkel, Ben Weinberger and Jonny McQuity. Runkel and Weinberger are in their third year on the varsity squad. “Both Ben and Eddie are capable of averaging over 200,” coach Alan Runkel said. Senior Joey Francis will provide added depth after making a few appearances with the varsity team last season. His most notable appearance came when Runkel went down with an ankle injury against Elder and Francis stepped in and bowled a 279. One interesting case is the
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The girls squad should get a lift from senior Kristen Schoner, who as a junior, was fifth in the GGCL Central (146.3). Senior Juliana Van Rafelghem is also expected to return after posting the ninth-best average (137.8) in the Central last winter. Both squads kick off their seasons against Carroll at Crossgate Lanes Nov. 27. After winning a sectional title and missing out on the state tour-
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A brain drain
The Nov. 7 article by Monica Boylson, “Winton Woods on Academic Watch,” is excellent reporting. However, the plan for teacher improvement presented by the administration Oct. 29 did not address one very important question: Why has the district been losing many of its best students? A case in point is the Hamilton County Math & Science Academy, a charter school located just outside the Winton Woods district boundary on Civic Center Drive in Colerain Township. It just received a rating of Excellent with Distinction. It has about 400 K-eight students, and at last count, 173 of them were identified as residents of the Winton Woods district. The loss of good students going outside the district to other schools in this way is not only reflected in lower achievement. It also costs the district more than $2 million a year. The response of the school district is, therefore, disappointing. Especially, when the ratings of Mount Healthy and Finneytown each in-
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creased also – to Effective and Excellent, respectively – though their demographics are similar to Winton Woods. Thus, there ought to be a strategy in the improvement plan to address the district’s brain drain.
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Yard trimmings sites to close for the season As autumn approaches and the leaves fall, you may be spending time clearing your yard of tree branches, brush and other yard trimmings. You can help reduce landfill waste by taking these items to our yard trimmings drop-off sites. These sites will close for the season on Nov. 25. The yard Holly trimmings Christmann drop-off sites COMMUNITY PRESS are free to GUEST COLUMNIST Hamilton County residents with proof of residence (such as a driver’s license or utility bill). Sites are open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Yard trimmings can be dropped off at the following locations: » Bzak Landscaping, 3295 Turpin Lane (off state Route 32), Anderson Township. It is also open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in addition to hours listed above. Closed Nov. 22. » Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Green Township » Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Colerain Township. Please keep the following guidelines in mind when dropping off your yard trimmings:
» Landscapers and commercial establishments are not eligible to participate in this program. » No large trailers or trucks larger than pickups. » Cut brush and tree branches into lengths of 4 feet or less – branches must not exceed 1 foot in diameter. » Bundle brush and tree branches with a material such as twine – bundles must not be heavier than 50 pounds. » Bring yard trimmings to the locations in containers or bags – brown paper bags preferred. » Containers and plastic bags will be returned. » No pallets, boards, nails, fence or wire accepted. » Hamilton County residents only. » All children must stay inside vehicles. The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services which also encompasses the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency. For more information, visit the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District online at www.HamiltonCountyRecycles.org, call 946-7766, or interact with us on Facebook and Twitter. Holly Christmann is program manager for the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.
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Loving our neighbors after the election The monumental election has now come to a close. Maybe some of our candidates and issues have won. Maybe some of our choices have lost. But, as we see, the world continues to spin, and the sun continues to rise. After the surges of ads on television, radio and the internet have poured into our state, we are exhausted from these campaigns. Unfortunately, these commercials have filled our airwaves and our communities with much negativity. An “us versus them” mentality now crowds our neighborhoods and dims our hearts. Our neighbors will be taking down their signs, but will their opposing viewpoints remain on our minds? Have differences in points of view clouded our opinions of them? Many of us believe strongly about candidates and issues. The pressures in our lives drive us to speak our minds and our hearts. Out of our deep concern for our country and the people within it, we grow more and more passionate about what happens in this election. Now that the election is over, life goes on, but will our differences hold us back when
we go to work? Will our differences keep us from calling friends or sending them a message? Will our varied perspecThe Rev. tives hold us Michelle back from Torigian COMMUNITY PRESS attending church? GUEST COLUMNIST How healthy will our friendships and communities be if we allow the results of this election to keep us divided? Mark 3:24-25 states “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” While we may not agree on how to handle each issue, allowing these disagreements to become personal will only create additional negativity around us. Because of our life experiences, the way we view Scripture and our sense of reasoning, the methods we think are best to take care of our country may differ. No matter what our party, we all still experience concern for our family and friends during
times of crisis. We still experience apprehension when facing an illness. We still want the people in our country, who are our neighbors, to do well. What is often forgotten is that God is bigger than our political and theological differences. God is greater than any hate or fear that has developed from this election. We are called to look beyond parties and theological differences to the souls of our neighbors. By looking at our neighbors with love, we see that each and every one of us is made in God’s image. No matter what our political or religious differences, God continues to love us and call us to worship alongside one another this Sunday. Loving our neighbors includes loving them beyond their beliefs. We may not understand from where they are coming, but we know that they are human like us. Most often than not, all of our hearts are in the right place. And, no matter who is our president, senator or congressional representative, we all remain a child of God. The Rev. Michelle Torigian is the pastor at St. Paul United Church of Christ on Old Blue Rock Road.
HARVEST HOME FLOAT
McAuley High School sponsored a float in the 2012 Harvest Home parade. Custodian Mike DiMuzio designed an built the framework, while McAuley ambassadors, under the direction of Marie Knecht, director of admissions and marketing, stuffed the chicken wire structure with brown and gold tissue. Mascot Molly Mohawk waved to onlookers while students rode the float's platform. Rachel Budke, left, Malina Creighton and Megan Quattrone rest after the parade. PROVIDED
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A BEEHIVE St. Vivian School in Finneytown is, like all schools, a beehive of activity during the school year. Here are some of that activity going on this year.
Jordan Mackey adds a little liquid to his volcano. PROVIDED
Frist-grader Daphne McCabe watches as Paul Bartel gives a stringed-instrument demonstration for grades one through four. PROVIDED St. Vivian Principal Stephen J. Zinser and the staff welcomed 58 new students this year when school opened. PROVIDED
Seventh-graders Rachel Bogart, Grace Nonnamaker, Theresa Weickert, Armania Heckenmueller and Morgan Hausfeld honored United States troops on Halloween. PROVIDED Technology coordinator Gary Ehling and fifth-grade teacher Betsy Liderbach demonstrate to fifth-graders the proper way to fold the United States flag. This was on Sept. 14, the 225th anniversary of Francis Scott Key writing “The Star Spangled Banner.” PROVIDED
Peyton Peak gets ready his volcano during a display at St. Vivian. PROVIDED
Eighth-graders recently visited Matthew 25 Ministries helping to fill large soap containers that will be shipped to needy people around the world. They also, visited the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati that day. PROVIDED
St. Vivian’s Grandparents Day was a success. Seventh-graders Emma Vogler, with grandmother, and Cheyenne Spencer, with his grandfather, listen during a class. PROVIDED
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, NOV. 15 Civic Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.
Community Dance Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Greenhills.
Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, 651 W. Sharon Road, Low-impact activity to improve your mind, body and spirit. Ages 9 and up. $5. Presented by Happy Time Squares. 232-1303. Forest Park. Flamenco Dance Class, 4:455:30 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Learn Spanish flamenco, style of dancing that uses handclapping and stamping of feet. $42 per month. Registration required. 521-8462; www.cincinnatidance.com. Springfield Township.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Classes, 7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Greg Insco, instructor. $5. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.
Senior Citizens Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.
Support Groups Caregiver Support Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Triple Creek Retirement Community, 11230 Pippin Road, Dunlap Station. Open to anyone who feels they would benefit from this type of support. Free. 851-0601. Colerain Township.
Volunteer Events Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week, 8 a.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 1210 Compton Road, Fill shoe box with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a note of encouragement for a child overseas suffering due to disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine or poverty. Presented by Operation Christmas Child. 931-0477; www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/ occ. Mount Healthy.
If Colerain football playoff game, Nov. 17 production moved to Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. $8. 385-6424. Colerain Township.
Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Through Dec. 28. 385-3780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Workout to videos geared to help lessen arthritis symptoms. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Weight loss support and accountability. For seniors. $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.
Volunteer Events Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week, 8 a.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 931-0477; www.samaritanspurse.org/ index.php/occ. Mount Healthy.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Colerain Township.
Community Dance Weinlesetanz, 8 p.m.-midnight, Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Raffles and prizes throughout evening. Guests invited to wear Tracht or German costume to add to festive atmosphere. Music by Freudemacher Band and dance groups perform. $8. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. 3852098; www.cincydonau.com. Colerain Township.
FRIDAY, NOV. 16
Gingerbread Shoppe, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Craft items, baked goods, coffee, children’s corner, home-cooked hot and cold lunch available. Free admission. 541-5676; www.3csonshine.org. College Hill.
Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.
Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, 10200 Hamilton Ave., Family Life Center. Healthy program featuring explosion of music, dance and energy. Ages 4-12. $4. 851-4946; DebsFitnessParty.com. Mount Healthy.
Holiday - Christmas
Health / Wellness
Christkindlmarkt, 5-10 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road, In heated pavilion. German food, crafts, candy, ornaments, carriage rides, entertainment and more. $3, free ages 14 and under. 742-0060; bit.ly/9DMFB5. Colerain Township.
Health Fair, 9:30-11:30 a.m., St. Paul United Church of ChristColerain Township, 5312 Old Blue Rock Road, Free health screenings such as blood pressure and hearing tests. Demonstrations for fitness with zumba and yoga instructors. Free. 941-3078. Colerain Township.
Music - Rock
Holiday - Christmas
Battle of the Bands, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Round 2. With Soulyptic, Boy Meets World, Bright Eyed Youth, the Dugongs and Forever the Curve. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. Nightly draw for order of performances. Two bands eliminated nightly. Bands move on with 50 percent of crowd vote plus judge vote. Registration required online for bands. 8258200; www.itickets.com. Forest Park.
Christkindlmarkt, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, $3, free ages 14 and under. 742-0060; bit.ly/9DMFB5. Colerain Township.
On Stage - Student Theater The Crucible, 7 p.m., Colerain High School, 8801 Cheviot Road,
Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Class focuses on basic movement and dance skills to develop coordination, balance, musicality, timing and flexibility. Adult must participate with child. Ages 2-4. $36 a month or prorated at time of registration if needed. Registration required. 521-8462. Springfield Township.
Holiday - Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Make a craft celebrating Thanksgiving and nature’s harvest. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.
Karaoke and Open Mic
Exercise Classes Pilates Mat Class, 11 a.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Taught by Judy Feazell. $15 drop-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.
The Germania Society’s annual Christkindlmarkt is 5-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road. Admission is $3, free for children 14 and younger. Pictured at a previous Christkindlmarkt are Lisa Fisher and daughter Shannon Freeland. For more information, call 742-0060. FILE PHOTO. Karaoke with Uncle Don, 9:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.
Music - Benefits Evening in Vegas with Mike Davis, 5:30-11 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola School, 5222 North Bend Road, Includes buffet dinner, drinks and table games. Ages 21 and up. Benefits St. Ignatius of Loyola School building fund. $45, $40 advance. 389-3242, ext. 2436; www.saintischool.org. Monfort Heights.
Music - Religious Brandon Heath, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Contemporary Christian musician and singer-songwriter. With Matt Maher. The Blue Mountain Tour. $40 VIP; $22, $18 advance. 825-8200; www.theug.com. Forest Park.
Nature Wilderness Skills, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Orienteering III. Learn about back azimuths, triangulation and declination. Orienteering II is a prerequisite. Cost is $6. Registration required by Nov. 15 at www.greatparks.org. Vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.
On Stage - Student Theater The Crucible, 7 p.m., Colerain High School, $8. 385-6424. Colerain Township.
Recreation Outdoor Archery, 4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Adventure Outpost. Registration required online by Nov. 15. 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. $15, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.
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Holiday - Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.
Nature Wilderness Skills, Noon (Survival in a bottle: Learn to fit everything you need to survive in a 32-ounce bottle) and 2 p.m. (Winter Survival: Observe and use a variety of outdoor skills and decision-making techniques to survive in an emergency winter situation), Winton Woods, $6. Registration required by Nov. 15 at www.greatparks.org. Vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Thanksgiving Animals, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Who were the animals at the first Thanksgiving? Bundle to explore the holiday in a unique, outdoor way. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.
On Stage - Student Theater The Crucible, 2 p.m., Colerain High School, $8. 385-6424. Colerain Township.
Strengthening, Flexibility and Core Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Enter at rear of building. Enhance flexibility and strengthen all major muscle groups and core using bands, balls and weights. $7. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Incorporates variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip hop, latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Registration required. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Springfield Township.
Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township. Vintage Artist, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Place for artists to paint together. Beginners welcome. Bring own supplies. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Knitting and Crocheting, 10-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Knit or crochet blankets for Project Linus. Yarn provided. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Wood Carving, 1-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Carve with Greenwood Chippers. Many different techniques used: relief carvings, scroll saw, figurines. Bring own tools. For seniors. Free. 3853780. Green Township. Wii Bowling, 2-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; www.debsfitnessparty.com. Green Township.
Senior Citizens Chair Volleyball, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Indoor Cornhole, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.
Moving with Mommy/Dancing with Daddy, 6:30-7 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, The class focuses on basic movement and dance skills to develop coordination, balance, musicality, timing, and flexibility. An adult must participate with the child. Ages 2-4. $36 a month or pro-rated at time of registration if needed. Registration required. 521-8462. Springfield Township.
Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week, 8 a.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 931-0477; www.samaritanspurse.org/ index.php/occ. Mount Healthy.
Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Colerain Township.
Exercise Classes Yoga, 4-5 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension rand support the integrity of the spine. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.
Holiday - Christmas Christkindlmarkt, Noon-5 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, $3, free ages 14 and under. 742-0060; bit.ly/9DMFB5. Col-
Exercise Classes FitBodz, 6:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructed by Gary Terry, West Point graduate, Army master fitness trainer and certified personal trainer. Focusing on helping individuals improve their strength, stamina, flexibility and weight loss. Bring mat, 3- or 5-pound dumbbells and water. $8. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Wear comfortable workout attire and gym shoes. Bring water. $5. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; www.debsfitnessparty.com. Green Township.
FitBodz, 6:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $8. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.
Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week, 8 a.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 931-0477; www.samaritanspurse.org/ index.php/occ. Mount Healthy.
SUNDAY, NOV. 18
Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., With Tristate blues artists. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.
MONDAY, NOV. 19
Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week, 8 a.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 931-0477; www.samaritanspurse.org/ index.php/occ. Mount Healthy.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21
Music - Blues
Crohn’s & Colitis Support, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those with Crohn’s Diseases, colitis, IBS and their family members. Includes presentations and discussion. Free baby-sitting with advance notice. Family friendly. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.
Quilting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Make blankets to donate to Project Linus and Children’s Hospital. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Ceramics, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Stability Ball, 9:30-10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Bring your own stability ball and work on strengthening your core. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Open game. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Pattern Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Learn line dancing and have fun while exercising. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Billiards, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.
TUESDAY, NOV. 20 Community Dance Continentals Round Dance Club, 2:30-4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.
Dance Classes Tap Class, 7-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, $36 a month; or will be pro-rated at the time of registration if needed. Registration required. 5218462. Springfield Township. Ballet 1, 6:30-7 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, $36 a month or pro-rated at time of registration if needed. Registration required. 521-8462. Springfield Township. Moving with Mommy/Dancing with Daddy, 10-10:30 a.m.,
FRIDAY, NOV. 23 Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Finneytown, 8421 Winton Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 6863310; www.e-mercy.com. Finneytown.
Nature Nature Movies, Noon-2 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Barn. Drop in program. Popcorn provided. Free, parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.
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Brigadeiros double as dessert, gift When I opened “America’s Test Kitchen DIY Cookbook” ($26.95), I intended to skim through it for a couple of minutes. An hour later I was still reading. This is going to be a book that I turn to again and again. The staffers share their favorite from scratch recipes, so that you can make storebought staples and gourmet Rita faves right Heikenfeld in your own RITA’S KITCHEN kitchen. Oven-dried tomatoes, refrigerator jams, potato chips, pickles, condiments, root beer, salted caramels, even your own harissa and Worcestershire sauces are just a few of the treasures. The recipes have been tested a bunch of times so you know they’ll work for you the first time. Their brigadeiros recipe intrigued me. Doubles as a
dessert and gift from the kitchen!
Makes about 30 candies
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 ⁄2 cup (11⁄2 ounces) Dutch-processed cocoa 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Sprinkles, colored sugar or nonpareils for coating
Grease 8-inch square baking dish. Combine condensed milk, cocoa and butter in medium saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is very thick and rubber spatula leaves distinct trail when dragged across bottom, 20 to 25 minutes. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and refrigerate until cool, at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours (cover if leaving overnight). Pinch chocolate into approximately 1 tablespoon-size pieces and roll into 1-inch balls. Place desired coatings in small bowls and roll each chocolate until covered. Briga-
Use a bowl to help coat brigadeiros. PHOTO COURTESY OF COOK’S ILLUSTRATED.
deiros can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Rita’s white and wild rice dressing with sausage and mushrooms For Erin P. She wrote: “I need a quantity recipe to feed a crowd. We’re making Thanksgiving dinners for the needy and I’d like a rice side that’s different and holds up well.” This is a class favorite, easily divided in half. 7-8 cups chicken broth 1 cup wild rice
3 cups white rice 2 tablespoons each olive oil and butter 2 cups chopped celery 2 generous cups chopped onion 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 bay leaf 1 pound Italian sausage, or your favorite 8-10 oz. mixed mushrooms, sliced 1 very generous teaspoon each dried rosemary and dried thyme, or more to taste Salt and pepper to taste 1 bunch green onions, sliced for garnish
Bring 7 cups broth to a
boil. Add wild rice, cover and cook 15 minutes. Add white rice and continue to cook 20 more minutes, or until rice is done. If necessary, add a bit more broth as needed while rice is cooking. Meanwhile, sauté onions, celery, bay leaf and garlic in butter just until crisp tender. Add sausage, mushrooms, rosemary and thyme. Cook until sausage is done. Drain any grease. Combine sausage mixture with rice. Season to taste. Remove bay leaf. Serve with green onions sprinkled on top. Serves 10-12 generously.
School cafeteria roll recipe
For Linda J. who wanted Holmes High School hot roll recipe from the 1960s. Sandy Y. shared a link that I didn’t know existed: http:// bit.ly/SVvGo0. Sandy said: “Ahh, Holmes High 1960s cafeteria. My favorite was the fried mush. Remember the big bowls of black olives … Holmes and Kenton County both baked yeast rolls to die for.” I haven’t
tried this, but it makes a lot. Freeze after baking. 21⁄2 pounds all-purpose flour ⁄2 cup dry milk 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 11⁄2 tablespoons salt 1 ⁄4 cup instant yeast 3 cups lukewarm water 3 ⁄4 cup melted, cooled butter or shortening 1
Sift together dry ingredients. Mix well. Add yeast, lukewarm water and cooled melted butter. Beat 15 minutes (important). Let rise until doubled. Roll out to 1⁄2- to 3⁄4-inch thick. Cut out rolls with cutter. Place on greased pans. Let rise again. Bake at 350 degrees until done. They should be golden in color and when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, they’re done. Check after 20 minutes. Butter tops. Serves 65. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Check out her blog at http://cin.ci/YYZSQN. Email her at email@example.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.
Mobile Mammography to visit several locations Mercy Health’s mobile mammography unit is coming to several locations this month. The Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Units offer women screening mammograms in 15 minutes at locations convenient to their home or workplace. Mercy Health Mobile Mammography includes The Jewish Hospital Mobile Mammography
program and has expanded to include three mobile units. Any woman who receives a mammogram Dec. 31, at any Mercy Health location, including Mercy Health’s Mobile Mammography Units, is eligible to win a Mercy Health – HealthPlex spa package (valued at $200). Mercy Health will draw a winner at the end of each
month. Per federal law, Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries are not eligible. Make an appointment (required) by calling 6863300 or 1-855-PINK123 (1855-746-5123). Upcoming locations are: » Wyoming, Wyoming Family Practice 305 Crescent Ave., Nov. 19. » Downtown, Elm
Street Clinic, 1525 Elm St., Nov. 20. » Symmes Township, Harpers Point 11340 Montgomery Road, Nov. 20. » Loveland, Walgreens, 9520 Fields Ertel Road, Loveland, Nov. 21. » Price Hill, Price Hill
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than Earth. Impressive numbers indeed but the distances between the Sun and planets, as well as the relative sizes of our solar system objects are hard to imagine. There will be a short presentation by Cincinnati Astronomical Society member Valerie Niemi. Presentation held clear or cloudy. Valerie’s talk will be followed by telescope viewing of Jupiter (weather permitting) though the society’s four large telescopes. There will be astronomical activities and displays for all ages. For more information, go the society’s website to www.cinastro.org.
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When Galileo turned his telescope toward the heavens 400 years ago, what he saw changed the universe. Not only did he find the Earth’s moon pockmarked with craters and imperfect, he saw Jupiter was circled by four moons of its own. If Jupiter could be the center of its own planetary system, why couldn’t the Sun be encircled by the planets? Galileo was picturing a new model of our own solar system. Jupiter’s average distance of 484 million miles from the Sun puts it over five times further away from the Sun than the Earth. The king of the planets is over 10 times larger
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Presentation shows off Jupiter Jupiter, the second largest object in our solar system, is an impressive sight even through a small backyard telescope. The view through the Cincinnati Astronomical Society’s large telescopes is startling. There will be a presentation on the planet beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday Nov. 24, at Cincinnati Astronomical Society 5274 Zion Road, Cleves, near the Mitchell Memorial Forest. For information, call 513941-1981. A viewing will follow, weather permitting. A donation for admission is requested. It is open to all ages, and no reservations are required.
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LIBRARY ACTIVITIES Here are some activities at the branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. » Thanksgiving Craft Night, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at North Central Branch Library,11109 Hamilton Ave. Make a fun craft and decoration for the Thanksgiving holiday. Geared for ages 5-12. Call 513-369-6068. » Make a Fall Necklace, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road. Teens come in and make a fall necklace. Call 513-3694478. » Family Craft Night: Clay Pot Turkeys, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Mount Healthy Branch Library, 7608 Hamilton Ave. Make a Thanksgiving turkey decoration out of a clay pot and feathers. For ages 6-12 with an adult. Call 513-369-4469. » Fall Wii for Teens, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road.: Teens can come in and play Wii. Call 513-369-4478.
Finneytown senior is YMCA achiever This Friday, Nov.16, Finneytown High School senior Eric Foster Jr. will be honored as a YMCA Teen Achiever Scholarship recipient at the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s 34th annual Salute Gala at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Through the YMCA’s Black and Latino Achievers college and career
readiness program, teens are being encouraged to pursue their college and career goals. Foster Foster has pursued a rigorous college preparatory program since the eighth grade; he has never missed a day of
school. He has participated in various honors programs and received numerous awards including academic awards for his efforts and achievements in the classroom. Additional activities he participates in are band, soccer (serving as the JV captain), and is an active member of the YMCA Black and Latino Achievers Program. Foster will
pursue an electrical engineering career after graduating from college. He has narrowed his choice of colleges to the University of Cincinnati and the Ohio State University. Featured artist at the YMCA Salute Gala will be musician and humanitarian Sheila E., who shares the Y’s passion for elevating youth and helping them to find and pursue their
spark. The gala will benefit the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Black and Latino Achievers College and Career Readiness Program. Tickets are available at $100 each; a VIP ticket for $125 includes an opportunity to meet Sheila E. To reserve a seat, call 513-3622012; learn more about the event, visit www.MyY.org .
Competency credit helpful for musician Two years ago, McAuley High School initiated a Competency to Credit option, as required by the state of Ohio. Students can earn credit either by completing traditional coursework or using Competency to Credit. Competency to Credit includes two options: Testing out or demonstrating mastery of course content,
or pursuing other options, such as online classes at other institutions, distance learning, internships, educational travel and more. The student must design and complete her studies after approval of the McAuley administration and must meet all Ohio standards, as well as all McAuley standards. Senior Samantha Hayes
has used Competency to Credit to fulfill a fine arts credit. A pianist, Hayes proposed Hayes that her piano playing skills could take the place of a music or drama elective. She
worked through and completed a music theory book and filmed a recital at Northgate Mass as two among many aspects of her independent work. Hayes aspires to major in fine arts at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning next year. Using the Competency to Credit option allowed her
to take more visual arts courses. “I enjoyed the Competency to Credit experience. I could be a more independent learner and I could go more quickly through the book on parts I understood; I could slow down and focus on other things that were more challenging,” Hayes said.
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Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Gathering: Bible & Conversation 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available Handicap Access "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".
Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpopumc.org “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”
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www.churchbythewoods.org 3755 Cornell Rd., Sharonville , Ohio 45241 You have a choice of Ministry: 1. Traditional Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: English Multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-ethnic. 2. Contemporary Sunday Worship with Freedom Church at 10:30 AM. Language: English It’s not about Religion; it’s about relationships! www.freedomchurchcincinnati.com 3. Taiwanese Traditional Sunday Worship st 2:00 PM. Language: Taiwanese, UC Campus Fellowship on Saturdays, www.cincinnatitaiwanese.org Saturday 4. Seventh Day Adventist Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: Spanish Loving - Caring - and Sharing God’s Word Notes: Nursery School is provided at each Worship time English as a Second Language (ESL) is taught on Saturday 10-12 AM. Various Bible Studies are available.
Six McAuley High School students recently represented the school at the national level. Seniors Sam Nissen and Mollie Effler, juniors Monica Herrmann and Rachel Koize, and sophomores Margaret Kammerer and Mary Dickman participated in the National Latin Convention at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. Nissen placed 12th in the Level III academic heptathlon test. Effler placed eighth in the Level III Latin literature test. Effler and Nissen both were on the Ohio Advanced Certamen team that placed seventh overall. Herrmann earned 20th place on the Level II mythology test. Koize placed seventh on the Level II Latin derivatives test and third with her black ink drawing. Kammerer placed 14th on the Level I Greek derivatives test and second in the Olympika swimming 100-yard medley Jr. girls competition. Dickman
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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St. Paul United Church of Christ
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Phone: 385-9077 Rev. Michelle Torigian Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access www.stpaulucccolerain.org www.facebook.com/StPaulUCC
www. trinitymthealthy.org 513-522-3026
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Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided
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Pictured clockwise from top right are Sam Nissen, Monica Herrmann, Margaret Kammerer, Mary Dickman, Rachel Koize and Mollie Effler. PROVIDED.
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B6 • HILLTOP PRESS • NOVEMBER 14, 2012
ELECTION RESULTS Here are a partial list of results for races and issues. For a complete listing, go to http:// boe.hamilton-co.org/.
Issue 4 – Proposed charter amendment city of Cincinnati Yes – 61,191 (50.91%) No – 59,008 (49.09%)
Issue 8 – Proposed natural gas aggregation city of Forest Park
No – 4,108 (50.36%) Yes – 4,050 (49.64%)
Issue 9 – Proposed electric aggregation city of Forest Park
No – 4,168 (51.29%) Yes – (3,959 (48.71%)
Issue 15 – Referendum on ordinance no. 11-1620 (by petition) city of Mt. Healthy No – 1,874 (68.02%) Yes – 881 (31.98%)
Issue 16 – Proposed charter city of Mt. Healthy Yes – 1,546 (58.87%) No – 1,080 (41.13%)
Issue 17 – Proposed charter amendment (by petition) city of North College Hill
Issue 44 – Proposed tax levy (additional) Mt. Healthy City School District
Issue 29 – Proposed tax levy (renewal) village of Greenhills
Issue 46 – Proposed bond issue Finneytown Local School District
Yes – 2,661(65.62%) No – 1,394 (34.38%)
For – 1,284 (67.76%) Against – 611 (32.24%)
Issue 42 – Proposed tax levy (renewal) Cincinnati City School District For – 95,816 (67.24%) Against – 46,864 (32.76%)
Against – 6,244 (54.26%) For – 5.264 (45.74%)
For – 3,416 (55.95%) Against – 2,689 (44.05%)
Issue 50 – Proposed tax levy (renewal) Hamilton County For – 286,463 (74.84%) Against – 96,285 (25.16%)
Issue 51 – Proposed tax levy (renewal) Hamilton County For – 260,497 (68.10%) Against – 122,038 (31.90%)
1st Congressional District
Steve Chabot – 122,496 (53.39%) Jeff Sinnard – 100,748 (43.09%) Jim Berns – 5,845 (2.50%) Rich Stevenson – 4,714 (2.02%)
State Senator – 8th District
William J. Seitz – 102.366 (61.99%) Richard G. Luken – 62,777 (38.01%)
State Representative – 28th District
Connie Pillich – 32,257 (51.66%) Mike Wilson – 27,453 (43.96%) Robert R. Ryan – 2,733 (4.38%)
State Representative – 32nd District
Dale Mallory – 36,940 (76.34%) Ron Mosby – 11,451 (23.66%)
State Representative – 33rd District
Alicia Reece – 39,435 (73.06%) Tom Bryan – 14,540 (26.94%)
POLICE REPORTS FOREST PARK Arrests/citations Angelo Walton, 21, 1451 Longacre, breaking and entering, theft at 1212 W. Kemper, Oct. 19. Bobbie Brown, 50, 5724 Valleyview, theft at 1143 Smiley, Oct. 19.
Juvenile male, 12, breaking and entering, theft at 1451 Longacre Drive, Oct. 19. Lauren Giesting, 29, 3932 Enterprise Drive, theft at 200 Cincinnati Mills, Oct. 19. Kendra Lellard, 38, 2828 W. Knolls Lane, theft at 200 Cincinnati Mills, Oct. 18.
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Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Attempt made at 1212 W. Kemper, Oct. 18. Burglary Residence entered and iPad, bag and glasses frames valued at $1,700 removed at 11575 Kenon Road, Oct. 19. Residence entered and television valued at $800 removed at 479 Dewdrop, Oct. 13. Felonious assault Gun pointed at victim at Waycross and W. Sharon, Oct. 18. Forgery Victim reported at 1212 W. Kemper, Oct. 20. Theft iPhone valued at $200 removed at 1231 W. Kemper, Oct. 18.
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$22 removed at 1248 W. Kemper Road, Oct. 19. Items of unknown value removed from vehicle at 1032 Holderness, Oct. 19. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 2172 Quail Hollow, Oct. 19. Camera valued at $200 removed at 870 Smiley Ave., Oct. 19. Tools valued at $2,500 removed at 1266 Omniplex, Oct. 18. Items valued at $4,100 removed at 2124 Schappelle, Oct. 18. Catalytic converter valued at $935 removed at 10998 Southland Road, Oct. 18. Baby monitor valued at $270 removed at 200 Cincinnati Mills, Oct. 17. Computer valued at $1100 removed at 1330 Kemper
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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations Joshua Fugate, born 1988, possession of drug abuse instruments, 5218 Ponderosa Drive, Oct. 24. Aeron Barbour, born 1993, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs, 5823 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 30. Terrence Waddell, born 1980, domestic violence, 5020 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 30. Elizabeth Hernandez, born 1991, assault, 2954 Highforest Lane, Oct. 31. Clarence Stephens, born 1982, carrying concealed weapons, having a weapon under disability, 5470 Bahama Terrace, Nov. 1. Lesley Michelle Crites, born 1988, possession of drug abuse instruments, 2310 Van Leunen Drive, Nov. 1. Michael Antonio Carter, born 1981, misdemeanor drug possession, 2672 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 2.
Brittany D. Schwartz, born 1991, falsification, obstructing official business, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2618 Chesterfield Court, Nov. 3. Sherry J. Bowman, born 1976, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2618 Chesterfield Court, Nov. 3. Ahmand S. Saunders, born 1970, disorderly conduct, 5856 Shadymist Lane, Nov. 4. Shirley I. Killings, born 1973, disorderly conduct, 5376 Bahama Terrace, Nov. 4. Traci Griffin, born 1971, disorderly conduct, obstructing justice, 1616 Marlowe Ave., Nov. 4.
Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery 1219 Galbraith Road, Oct. 26. 6085 Lantana Ave., Oct. 26. 1030 Loiska Lane, Oct. 27. 2656 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 30. 1101 Hollywood Ave., Oct. 31. Assault 1616 Marlowe Ave., Oct. 27. 1910 Savannah Way, Oct. 29. 1040 Groesbeck Road, Oct. 30. 2954 Highforest Lane, Oct. 31.
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REAL ESTATE 642 Vincennes Court: Hyde, Richard G. Jr.and Michael G. to Carson, Nicholas J.; $129,500. 9192 Yorkridge Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Muddy River Homes LLC; $28,251. 1142 Madeleine Circle: Strete, Andrew C. to Charvat, Robert C.; $92,500. 7761 Fancycab Court: Merten, Marilyn J. Tr. to Overgaard, Beatrice I. Tr; $147,500. 10734 Silverbrook Drive: Vetere, Anthony C. and Joy H. to Foster, Angela G.; $156,000. 7761 Fancycab Court: Merten, Marilyn J. Tr. to Overgaard, Beatrice I. Tr; $147,500. 1526 Bermuda Place: Lewis, Jacqueline to Vboh Annex LLC; $36,000. 9575 Newgate Lane: Otto, Jonathan R. to Geehring, Christopher R. and Nicole A.; $129,500. 8793 Cavalier Drive: French, Robert F. Tr. to Willis, Sheila L; $130,000. 9624 Leebrook Drive: Slone, John L. and Ann M. to Kamphaus, Matthew D. and Alison N.; $205,000. 6742 Golfway Drive: Lykins, Blanche M. to Knight, Taleisha; $80,000. 1114 Madeleine Circle: Schwartz, Matthew A. and Katherine M. Lynskey to Macke, Kevin; $43,000. 542 Conrad Drive: Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Ernst, Jason M. and Marcella L.; $252,000. 10160 Springbeauty Lane: Curry, Malcus and Cynthia to McElroy, Debra; $149,000. 6813 Somerset Drive: ADP of Greater Cincinnati LLC to Custom Taylor Properties LLC; $25,000. 1566 Summit Road: Bank of America NA to Cincinnati Neighborhood Housing Group LLC; $17,900. 9314 Daly Road: Jackson, Eric Tr. to Burnet Capital LLC; $19,000. 10654 Hamilton Ave.: O’Brien Joanne C. to Hollon Properties LLC; $150,000. 9758 Kismet Court: Delvecchio, Jeannie to Mathis, Camille R.; $67,500. 10664 Hamilton Ave.: O’Brien, Joanne C. to Hollon Properties LLC; $150,000. 9314 Daly Road: Burnet Capital LLC to VBOH Annex LLC; $21,500. 1871 Bluehill Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Mihta Properties LLC; $25,000. 10472 Maria Ave.: Scheidt, Maxwell Tr. to Kleinjohn, Marcus; $14,000. 756 Woodfield Drive: Knight, Edward A. to Davie, Lynsa C.; $165,000. 10773 Hamilton Ave.: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $5,000. 10773 Hamilton Ave.: Miller, Elissa K. Tr. to Rodriguez, Ricardo A. and Cassandra A.; $39,500. 7905 Ramble View : Chu, Hong Yi Joyce to Breetz, Lore; $93,000. 8395 Sunrise Ave.: Baker, Doy Jr. Tr. to Brady, Erin and William Houston; $140,000. 1183 Meredith Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Harris, Denise; $27,000. 12110 Regency Run Court: Lewis,
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Terry A. to Estes, Michael P. II; $4,500. 1570 Meredith Drive: Rocha, Terry A. to Estes, Michael P. II; $5,500. 1570 Meredith Drive: Rocha, Terry A. to Estes, Michael P. II; $3,500. 1556 Meredith Drive: Rocha, Terry A. to Estes, Michael P. II; $4,500. 7947 Ramble View: Kim, Whapyung to McKenna, Phyllis K. Tr.; $79,900. 1556 Meredith Drive: Rocha, Terry A. to Estes, Michael P. II; $6,500. 2017 Mistyhill Drive: Emerald Estock LLC to Escobar, Alberto; $27,000. 885 Sarbrook Drive: Graves, Isiah III to U.S. Bank NA; $60,000. 6880 Somerset Drive: Burnet Capital LLC to VBOH Annex LLC; $36,000. 9668 Arvin Ave.: Cincinnatus Savings and Loan Co. to Jo Mat Properties LLC; $36,500. 10681 Hamilton Ave.: Woodrum, Karen to Kidd, Joy E. Jr.; $35,000. 7964 Burgundy Lane: Ivey, Brandy to The Bank of New York Mellon; $50,000. 1196 Tassie Lane: Byrnes James T. to Doumbia Sidiki; $64,900. 1846 Greenpine Drive: Chilcoat, Kevin B. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $64,000. 12018 Elkwood Drive: Lovelace,
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NCH voters OK retroactive term limits By Monica Boylson firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents in North College Hill voted to impose term limits of 12 years on elected officials. Unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections showed 2,689 voted for the issue (or 65.57 percent) and 1,412 voted against the issue (or 34.43 percent).
An amendment was placed on the ballot after members of Citizens for a Better North College Hill collected signatures from residents. The amendment limits elected officials time in office to 12 years and is retroactive. Officials who have served 12 or more years would be allowed to finish their terms and could serve in a different position for 12
years if elected. North College Hill resident Nick Wietlisbach, who was instruBrooks mental in gathering names for the petition, said that the vote showed overwhelming support from the commu-
nity. “The people have taken ownership of term limits,” he said. “To have the support of nearly two-thirds of the 70 percent turnout says it’s become the people’s mandate.” But not everyone was pleased with the outcome. Dan Brooks, who has served as North College Hill mayor for 30 years, said that he was fearful
for the future of government in the city. “I think unfortunately people are painting themselves into the corner for the future. That’s my fear for the future,” he said. “I fear for the precedent of manipulating a charter for political reasons and that’s a danger.” Wietlisbach said he felt the term limits would create opportunity.
“I think it’s encouraging for people from all income levels. We’re inviting you to serve if you want in city government instead of well established names,” he said. “I think there’s going to be more candidates in the next year and two years because this passed because they have a better chance of winning.”
Greenhills voters approve levy Forest Park fails to approve aggregation issues By Jennie Key
By Jennie Key
Forest Park voters had a chance save money on their gas and electric bills. They said no thanks. Voters rejected two issues: one for electric and one for natural gas aggregation. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, the gas issue failed 4,131 votes against to 4,071 votes in favor of the measure, or 50.37 percent to 49.63 percent. On the electric aggregation issue, the vote was 4,191 against the issue and 3,982 in favor, or 51.28 percent to 48.72 percent. Turnout in Forest Park was 73.60 percent, with 9,133 ballots being cast. There are 12,409 registered voters in the city. Aggregation programs allow a group of customers to join together to form a large group that buys energy for its mem-
bers. A large buying group may be able to get a better price for the group members than a resident can get on his own. Voters also rejected the programs in 2010. To take advantage of aggregation, voters must pass the ballot issues. Since 2001, a dozen communities in Hamilton County have voted on aggregation measures. Eight communities in Hamilton County had aggregation issues on the ballot; Forest Park remains the only community in the county in which voters said no. Forst Park Development Director Chris Anderson said the city is waiting to see if the official results change the outcome. Official results include provisional ballots, absentee ballots that were mailed on time but not received by Nov. 6, and challenged ballots that are found to be valid.
Anderson said the threshold for an automatic recount is 0.5 percent. The unofficial margin on gas aggregation was 0.74 percent, a 60-vote difference. The electric aggregation margin was 2.56 percent, a 209-vote difference. He said an automatic recount is unlikely and a requested recount would cost $715 per issue. Anderson said in his opinion, it’s possible that the official results could change the outcome for the gas aggregation issue, but it is unlikely that the results for the electric issue will change when the official count is released. Forest Park resident Mary Pennycuff said she is taking a wait-and-see approach . “I will be very disappointed for the residents if this fails,” she said. “I think the city needed to do more to communicate about this to the residents.”
Greenhills voters renewed a 3.89-mill operating levy easily last week, giving village officials money to help with the dayto-day operating expenses of the village. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, 1,289 village voters said yes, and 611 said no, passing the renewal 67.84 per-
cent to 32.16 percent. Turnout in the village was 75.87 percent with 1,946 ballots cast. There are Murrell 2,565 registered voters in Greenhills, according to the board of elections. Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes says the levy will generate about
$193,000 per year. The estimated cost to the owner of a home with a market value of $100,000 is $100.37 per year, or $8.36 per month. Greenhills Mayor Fred Murrell said he was pleased the levy passed, particularly with the coming loss of income when the city no longer receives income from the estate tax. “I think the voters heard our message,” Murrell said. “I have a lot of faith in our residents. ”
Kambelos elected secretary Dr. Pete Kambelos has been elected secretary of the executive committee of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati. The election by the governing body of the academy was unanimous. His term begins immediately. “It gives me great pleasure to serve the Hamilton County medical community in this important leadership capacity. It has been a privilege to serve as coun-
cilor at the academy for several years with so many distinguished, dedicated colKambelos leagues,” Kambelos said. “I look forward to working with president Robyn Chatman and the entire council to advance the academy’s sol-
emn mission in the community I call my home.” Kambelos is president of Seven Hills Medical Arts Inc. with16 years of experience as an internist. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. In addition, he serves as a volunteer assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Cincinnati . He has offices at 4767 North Bend Road, Monfort Heights.
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