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Numbers grow as food pantry shelves dwindle By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

It’s only getting worse, said a clearly exhausted Kathy Lorenz. She’s the coordinator for the 13-church Mount Healthy Alliance Inc. Food Pantry, housed in the basement of Mount Healthy Christian Church, 7717 Harrison Ave. “It’s very scary right now,” Lorenz said while lugging boxes of macaroni from her car into the pantry. “We’re up 370 people who have signed

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St. Xavier High School senior quarterback Luke Massa looks down field against Elder during Nov. 21’s game. St. Xavier lost 17-14 at Nippert Stadium. See more on this game and the Winton Woods victory on A7.

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Kathy Lorenz gets ready to divide cartons of eggs to be able to serve more people relying on the Mount Healthy Alliance Inc. Food Pantry.

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Joan Amiott, a Mount Healthy Alliance Inc. volunteer, stocks what little donations are coming in to feed hungry families.

up for our special holiday dinner compared to last year.” To date, the pantry has helped 8,173 people, 1,090 last month alone. “In one week, we saw 120 people coming in for help,” Lorenz said. Most of the people who are hoping for some sort of meat on the holiday table will be getting chicken. Lorenz said they only will be able to provide turkeys for larger families. “What is really scary to me is that we’re not only seeing new people, but we’re seeing people coming back who were here months ago. “The new people we’re seeing are those who have lost their jobs and they are really

embarrassed to ask for help.” Set up as an emergency pantry, families in the 45231 ZIP code are allowed to pick three days worth of meals each month from the pantry shelves. People in need also are given information about agencies that might be able to assist them with other issues. The 13 member congregations include churches in Colerain and Springfield townships and North College Hill. For more information or make a donation, call Lorenz at 551-8036. Donations can be sent to Mount Healthy Alliance Inc., PO Box 31028, Cincinnati 45231.

Extracurriculars, busing quickly return to district By Rob Dowdy rdowdy@communitypress.com

Winton Woods City Schools officials promised to return kindergarten through eighth grade extracurricular activities and high school busing if the Nov. 3 levy passed. Less than two days after the district passed its levy, it kept its word. Now, many students are breathing a sigh of relief, teachers are reorganizing student groups and the district’s transportation department is working toward bringing back high school busing at the start of the new year. Winton Woods Intermediate School physical education teacher Carl Paff and secretary Genice Peterson held the school’s student council elections almost immediately after the district brought student activities back to the school. “We started right away with nominations,” Paff said. The 42 students involved,

which doubles the number from last year, have already started collecting canned goods for a food drive. Peterson said they couldn’t wait to get started, after delaying the nominations until the levy passed. Kristi Hooper, transportation director for the district, said she’s been busy at work attempting to revise the high school bus routes from last year. She said drivers are preparing for the additional routes, and she’s sending out letters to students at private schools to determine how many additional students will need transportation when high school busing goes into effect in January. “I don’t want to waste money and prepare for kids who won’t be riding,” Hooper said. Winton Woods High School junior Corey Stewart said he felt like “a kid in a candy shop” after the levy passed. Stewart, who’s been in student council, pep band, chorus, National Honor Society, orchestra and is the lead in the

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The student council at Winton Woods Intermediate School divides cans from its canned food drive into donation boxes. The group, among others in Winton Woods City Schools, formed quickly after the Nov. 3 levy passed and the district restored extracurricular activities to kindergarten through eighth grade. school’s fall play, said the threat of cutting extracurriculars at the high school would have dampened his enthusiasm to come to class every day. “It would just be really gloomy,” he said. “School wouldn’t be as fun.” Superintendent Camille Nasbe

said that while the money raised by the levy will allow the district to keep its academic programs in place, it was also very important to maintain the extracurricular activities at each of the schools. She said those activities often strengthen student achievement and make school fun for students.

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Officers added to township force By Heidi Fallon

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Making good its promise to bring its roster to full staff with approval of a May levy, three new officers have been hired by the Springfield Township Police Department. Police Chief David Heimpold said his department is now at 50 full-time officers with the recent hirings. Along with the three officers just approved, Heimpold filled another vacant slot several months ago. With the four jobs to fill, Heimpold said he received more than 260 applications. “It was our goal to find the best fit for our department and our community,” he said.

“The hiring process was very competitive and intense, but after this very thoro u g h Heimpold process, we feel that we were able to accomplish our goals in hiring quality officers.” The three new officers are Benjamin Huxel, Joseph Powers and James Scheeler. Huxel, originally from Cincinnati, attended Capital University where he was a four-year starting football player. He worked as a corrections officer before becoming a full-time police officer with the Columbus Police Department.

Powers also grew up in the Cincinnati area graduating from La Salle High School. He attended Wright State University on a baseball scholarship before being drafted by the Reds. He played in the Reds minor league organization for five years, then finished his degree at Northern Kentucky University. Scheeler began his law enforcement career at a young age as a member of the Springfield Township Police Explorer Post. Like Powers, Scheeler is a graduate of La Salle High School, and the Butler Tech Police Academy. He has been a police officer with the Arlington Heights and Lockland police departments.

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Winton Woods High School sophomores Katelyn, left, and Kristen Budke show off their poster and T-shirt design for the Winton Woods High School fall play “Cards on the Table.” The play is an Agatha Christie murder mystery that will be presented Thursday, Nov. 19 – Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Winton Woods High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door on the night of each show.

Township amends day care zoning By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

Springfield Township trustees have changed the zoning code regarding day care facilities. Chris Gilbert, township assistant administrator, said trustees initiated the condi-

tional zone change following complaints from residents. With the zone change, day care businesses providing for six or more children will no longer be allowed in residential areas. Trustees approved the change at their Nov. 10 meeting. Trustee Gwen McFarlin said residents had complained about traffic and “general disruption in their neighborhoods.” Gilbert said single-family homes were never designed to house day care facilities

Chris Gilbert, township assistant administrator, said trustees initiated the conditional zone change following complaints from residents. making it difficult to put restrictions on them. “Other conditional uses such as school and churches in residential areas, can have conditions placed on them,” Gilbert said. “Those facilities are designed and built for their specific uses, unlike day cares in private homes.” Any day care with five or less children operating prior to the zone change that has the conditional use permit will be allowed to continue.

Santa coming to township Dec. 5 By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

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Springfield Township already is thinking Christmas with plans for its annual WinterFest. It will be Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road. The afternoon of family fun is free thanks to a grant from Target. The doors open at 12:30 p.m. and activities begin at 1 p.m. with the Frisch Marionette Company. Santa Claus arrives at 2

p.m. to listen to Christmas wishes. Elves will take digital photos that will be available online. There also will be crafts, including making a gingerbread house place mat, refreshments and hay rides compliments of the Hamilton County Park District. At 3:30 p.m. students of the Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center will perform. For more information about WinterFest, call 5221410 or go to the Web site at springfieldtwp.org.

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Hoffmann preparing to leave village politics By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

Oscar Hoffmann is about to try something he hasn’t done since 1975. Hoffmann, 70, will be spending Tuesday nights some place other than the Greenhills Municipal Building when he retires as mayor at the end of the year. It was dirty laundry, Hoffmann jokes, that first got him involved in 1975. “My neighbors on Chalmers Court were upset because of the dust and dirt that would blow on to their laundry hanging on the lines,” he said.

“I volunteered to go to council to complain about the dust, dirt and mud ending up on the laundry from Palma Park. “A few days after I made a presentation to council, I got a call that they were appointing me to a vacant council seat.” He was continually reelected to council until 1992 when he ran for mayor and won. While he’s leaving politics, Hoffmann isn’t quite ready to retire from the volunteer fire department he joined in 1976. “A lot of my friends were on the department and urged me to join.”

Hoffmann worked his way up the ranks and has been assistant chief for “20 some years.” While most of his tenure on council and in the mayor’s seat have been rewarding, Hoffmann said the last few years have been frustrating to say the least. A small faction of the village, including the recent mayoral candidate Pat Andwan, have battled village leaders. Most of the rancor has been over the village’s push to buy blighted properties that Andwan and others claim are historic and should be saved. “Even with the election results,” Hoffmann said, “I don’t see the problems going away. “It’s been very contemptuous and divisive, but I think the people of the village support what we’re try-

ing to do. “We have a new voice on council, a new mayor and basically a new village manager. It’s an opportunity to open up new doors and close some others.” One of those “doors” is the on-going project to buy the shopping center, which has long been a dream of Hoffmann’s. He also wanted to see the village retain ownership of the Community Building, sold to the school district for $1 in the 1950s. “I’ve always wanted to see that come back to the village and become a true community center.” While that hasn’t happened, Hoffmann said he’s content with the goals he did achieve and thinks he’s leaving his hometown in good hands. Hoffmann grew up on Chalmers Court and contin-

ued to live in his parents’ home until he and wife, Joy, bought another village house several years ago. He remembers growing up in one of the four-family units along with his seven brothers and a sister. “There were six of boys with three rows of bunk beds in one bedroom. All but one of us still lives in Greenhills and our three sons and 16 grandchildren all live here.” Avid walkers and hikers, Hoffmann and his wife often have their strolls around the village interrupted, he said. “Somebody will stop me and extend a hand or give me a hug to show their appreciation and that warms my heart and my soul. “I’ve tried to do the best I could for the village all these years. I’ll miss it and

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ing everyone together for one night to show them there is power inside of them,” DiStefano said. Despite being hosted by St. Mark, the program will be non-denominational. DiStefano said she’s not targeting any particular church crowd, but instead hoping the event will catch on and become something local teens can use to gain some perspective. Pastor Jermaine Armour said the idea excites him, and he hopes to make PowerNight a staple of the community.

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SCHOOL NOTES Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

Forest Park resident Jeremy Cobb, a student at CHCA’s Martha S. Lindner High School has been named a semifinalist in the 46th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program. Cobb scored among the top 1 percent of the 160,000 black high school seniors who took the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors in 2008. He has a chance to win a $2,500 college scholarship. To advance to the finalist level in the competition, semifinalists must present a record of high academic performance throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, write an essay and earn SAT scores that conform to the PSAT/NMSQT performance. In addition, the semifinalist and a high school official must complete a detailed scholarship application in which they provide information about the student’s participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities and educational goals. Cobb previously was named 2010 National Merit semifinalists.

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The banner proclaiming their success hasn’t arrived, but that doesn’t matter to students and staff at Goodman Elementary School. The North College Hill school has been named a School of Promise by the state education department, in part, for its academic achievements last year. Goodman is one of 134 schools in the state to receive the honor

based on third-grade achievement test scores and other factors such as its socioeconomic enrollment statistics. School Principal Joanna Sears said she and her staff are hoping for the same test results from this year’s batch of third-graders. “For us, the recognition is important because of our demographics and the work our teachers have done to constantly look for better ways of doing things in and out of the classroom,” Sears said. Renee Bush, the third-grade

teacher at Goodman for the past four years, said it wasn’t a solo effort. “I didn’t do this alone,” Bush said. “We have a great team of teaching partnerships.” The third-graders who earned the school the honor are now attending fourth-grade at Becker Elementary School. While she waits on the banner, Sears said that the school is now turning its attentions to striving for a second Excellent honor in state rankings.

Juniors in Jim Schneider’s United States history classes recently were treated to a multi-cultural feast. Schneider invited McAuley’s two year-long exchange students, Vera Straub of Germany and Mai Chu of Vietnam, four October exchange students from Niels Steensens Gymnasium in Copenhagen, Denmark, and a current student, Pakistan native Shaiza Alvi, to share their cultures with his Cincinnati native students. Each class brought in foods from different cultures, such as German potato salad, Danish dream cake, Vietnamese spring rolls and French chicken Marsala, as well as Cincinnati favorites like chili dip and fruit pizza. As the students enjoyed the food, the international students shared bits and pieces of their culture. The Danish students showed some slides of landmarks in Copenhagen and played a recording of the most popular Danish music. Signs in the different languages the students speak were on the door welcoming everyone to the party. The McAuley students learned how to count in several languages, as well as common phrases such as hello and Merry Christmas.

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The marching band has won nine trophies at competitions at Piqua, Loveland and Glen Este high school this season. The band placed first in A class and won trophies for best percussion, general effect, visual and music in Piqua, plus best percussion at both Loveland and Glen Este.

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analyses of water samples, received instruction in physics and astronomy followed by night visits to the observatory for lectures and night-time sky viewing, kayaked the Licking River and visited the Newport Aquarium. They also learned to apply the textbook information from previous science classes and the summer institute lectures to real-life scenarios. The institute is offered each summer on a first-come, first-served basis to students who have completed their sophomore year of high school.

St. Ursula Academy

Senior Erica Howard of College Hill has been named a National Achievement semifinalist for her performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. She placed among the top 1 percent of the 160,000 black American high school students who entered the competition by taking the test. Howard now has the opportunity to continue in the competition to compete for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth $2.6 million.

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Tommy Malott was selected as a Student of the Month for September. Malott, a commercial/residential electricity senior from Winton Woods High School, was nominated by instructor Bob Wilcox for his attendance record, A average and the fact he comes to class prepared every day.

Winton Woods High School

Senior Emily Cooper was chosen as the Channel 9 Student of the Week for the week of Oct. 12. Cooper was recognized her academic achievement and school involvement. She is currently third in her class and serves as vice president of the school’s National Honor Society. Cooper She has had roles in numerous spring musicals and fall plays, and will play the role of Mrs. Oliver in this year’s production of the Agatha Christie murder mystery “Cards on the Table.” Cooper also is field commander for the marching band, participates in varsity ensemble, is a member of the girls’ a cappella group Counterpoint and is a WWHS Ambassador. She is the daughter of Barry and Barb Cooper of Springfield Township.

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The academy won $2,000 and third place in a contest sponsored by Clever Crazes for Kids, an online wellness initiative for children ages 6 to 12. The Web site uses animated characters, information and games to encourage students to increase daily physical activity, adopt healthy eating habits, maintain positive selfesteem and develop environmentally friendly habits. The school was recognized for having the third highest percentage of students participating at www.clevercrazes.com.

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Over 30 students and 2009 graduates earned AP Scholar Awards for their achievement on the College Board’s Advanced Placement exams. Recognized were 2009 graduates Maria Groh, Chelsea Hoffmann, Mark Krause, Danny Miller, Kelly Raffenberg, Amanda Shaw, Marcus Stevenot, Tim Sunderman, Kevin Tonnis, Carolyn Williams and Chelsea Wylie; and current students Briagenn Adams, Sarah Asebrook, Kelsey Bickel, Brian Bien, Eric Brunner, Helen Cappannelli, Ashley Corbett, Lynde Devlin, Marco Fiorini, Annie Foertmeyer, Courtney Gilbert, Katie Groh, Jessica Hoffman, Nick Koehling, Frank Kolis, Matt Lape, Adam Lawall, Allison Lawlor, Mary Mushaben, Carmen Nemore, Patrick Stiver and Nick Wilking. • Junior Melissa Miller of Mount Healthy attended the Science on the River Summer Institute at Thomas More College. Students from around the area were housed on campus while they learned how scientists work in the field. During the week, students toured the river station on the Miller Ohio River, did chemical and plankton

Susan Williams, education director at Raptors Inc., recently introduced fifth-grade students to three rescued birds of prey, including an Eastern Screech owl, a Peregrine falcon and a Great Horned owl. Raptors Inc. is a non-profit, volunteerbased organization that rescues and rehabilitates birds of prey.

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Students are using iPod nanos purchased through a district grant to improve their Spanish skills. “Using the iPods gives each student an opportunity to move at their own pace,” said Spanish teacher Lisa Giblin. “They can also choose how to practice their listening skills. Some students listened to Spanish songs, while others listened to native speakers performing a dialogue.” Students are also able to record their responses to questions. Giblin then listens to the recordings to assess students’ speaking skills. “It’s hard for all students to have the opportunity speak a lot during normal class time. This gives each student the chance to be heard,” Giblin said. The iPods were purchased through a grant funded from the district’s permanent improvement fund. The internal grants allow teachers to apply for “tech funds” that do not come from the general fund.

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The recent tsunami in American Samoa has hit close to home for Trina Baker and her first-grade students. Baker’s husband, Billy, is from American Samoa and his village was completely destroyed. Baker and her students have started collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste for the relief effort and are asking fellow students and staff, parents and community members to join them. Her immediate family is safe, but three family members did not survive the tsunami waves, which came ashore after an underwater earthquake with a magnitude of up to 8.3 and at least 176 people dead. Donations for the tsunami victims can be dropped off during the school day at the front office, 73 Junefield Ave. in Greenhills.

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Amanda Ford, left, and Desiree Fourth, both sixthgraders at New Burlington Elementary School, took turns reading President Barack Obama's proclamation for Veterans Day at the school Veterans Day ceremony Now. 10.

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Veterans, from left, Joe Foster,, Roy Hurmmer, and Bob Hollstegge all members of the Mount Healthy VFW post, salute during the Star Spangled Banner at the New Burlington Elementary School’s Veterans Day program.

Keynote speaker Leslie Edwards, one of the original Tuskegee Airman who was a master sergeant and a crew chief during World War II, talks to the students at the New Burlington Elementary School, a Mt. Healthy School District school for Veterans Day program.

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Teenagers in the Greater Cincinnati area are being sought for a study abroad program that would take them to France. The trips range from one week to an entire school year and are being offered through Cultural Academic Student Exchange, a nonprofit public service program. Patricia Clegg, local representative of the group, said students can go overseas between one and four weeks, an entire summer, a semester or an entire school year. “It’s going to depend on what they want to do,” she said. Clegg said students who want to go to France should

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For more information on the Cultural Academic Student Exchange, call area representative Patricia Clegg at 877-417-9675. Applications for the exchange program are being accepted until April 30 for an August departure. The cost of the trip depends on the length of the trip.

Members of the drum line helped march the Finneytown High School band to its third straight superior rating at state band competition. Band director Rick Canter said the band’s accomplishments this season include receiving superior ratings at three regional contests, qualifying for state at its first appearance and superior ratings for the band’s color guard at both regional and state. From left is Matt Hartman, Andrew Polter and Bryce Hunter.

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Eighteen students earned a “limo lunch” for their participation in the annual fall magazine drive sponsored by the athletic department. Students who sold 12 or more items in the magazine drive rode in a limousine to Cici’s in Fairfield. On the road trip were freshmen Brooke Bigner, Elizabeth Davish, Taylor Gorby, Rachel Pierani, Allsion Schuler and Kaitlyn Sterwerf, sophomores Haley Poli, Samantha Rack, Katie Schmuelling and Arielle Torbeck, juniors Emily Blessing, Kimberly Calder, Stephanie Clemons, Maria Lupp, Elizabeth Morris and Amanda Rapien, and senior Bethani Ritter. • Sophomore Bria Wyatt recently received the American Red Cross Youth Service Award from the Cincinnati area chapter of the American Red Cross. She was recognized for 150 hours of volunteer service to Wyatt the Red Cross. She was a counselor at a Leadership Development Center Camp for teens in seventh through 12th grades. Wyatt has formed a new club at

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Science lab instructor Cris Cornelssen will be presented with the Outstanding Recycling Educator Award by Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services. Cornelssen was nominated by Wright Gwyn, program manager for Forest Park Environmental Awareness. She has worked with the program for almost 20 years. In his nomination, Gwyn cited Cornelssen’s recent help in securing a $10,000 grant from Wal-Mart to develop a land lab at the school. He also mentioned her 15-year support of the Environmental Awareness Program Environmental High IQ Bowl, her help with school paper recycling programs and with the Rumpke Recycle Challenge. Cornelssen also teamed with instructional assistant Sharon Greene to establish a Recycling Club at the school.

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“The club is called Helping Education Reach Others, and our first project is a book drive to benefit schools in Gulu, Uganda,” said Lauren Sabour, social studies teacher and club sponsor. Sabour said the students were inspired to start the club after watching the documentary “Invisible Children.” “They wanted to do something in order to help the children of Uganda who are subject to being kidnapped by the rebels, the Lord’s Resistance Army,” said Sabour. “These children are forced to be soldiers, and in order to find safety from being kidnapped they will sleep in masses in public places.” The filmmakers started an organization that has built schools in Uganda that benefit the children. Students are collecting books through Jan. 22 to send to these schools. All levels of good quality books are accepted, from children’s books to college texts. Books may be dropped off in the school’s main office.

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Winton Woods Middle School has announce its Students of the Month for October. The students were nominated by the teaching staff because of the quality of their work, their efforts in class, their responsibility level and behavior at school, their attitude, and their relationship to their peers and teachers. Honored were seventh-graders Sarai Owens, Tyler Morgeson and Darnell Williams, and eighth-graders Carla Cora, Adrieanna Davis, Taylor Hagens, Dana Jetter, Gabrielle Johnson, Jordan Leary, Hannah Moore, Devin Richard, Charlé Rogers and Kori Sanders.

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Service Awards have been announced for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year. Recognized were kindergarteners Joey Cleary, Emma McNamara and Ian Stenger; first-grader Maleah Sherman; second-graders Nick Nonnamaker and John Reid; third-graders Drew McNamara, Elenya Stephani and Kelly Taylor; fourth-graders Rachel Bogart, Christine Henn, Jessica Henn and Elijah Hyman; fifth-graders Bridget Aspery, Adam Eckart, Amaya Gentry, Grace Hafele and Taylor Metz; sixthgraders Lucas Barrow, Morgan Cavanaugh, Kyle Gibboney, Julia Kidd and Marley Molkentin; seventh-graders Victoria Brock, Tori Heyob, Kiehey Hoh, Sean Molloy, Erin Raffenberg and Tom Slayton; and eighth-graders Alyssa Baney, Cassie Hoesl, Daniel Pratt, Donetta Smith and Casasdy Wegman. Class totals for each grade were 20.25 hours for kindergarten, 14.75 for first grade, 22.5 for second grade, 54.5 for third grade, 265.5 for fourth grade, 317.25 for fifth grade, 547.25 for sixth grade, 830.25 for seventh grade and 751 for eighth grade. The school total was 2,823 hours and 15 minutes.


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On to the playoffs

A La Salle High School graduate Aaron Osborne goal off an assist from Joey Tensing, a Mount Healthy High School graduate, just 7:50 into the Nov. 8 game proved to be all Thomas More College needed, as the top-seeded Saints (17-2-1) captured their first-ever PAC Men’s Soccer Championship with a 1-0 home victory over thirdseeded Washington & Jefferson College. With the win, the Saints secured the PAC’s automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Division III Playoffs. Thomas More held a narrow 14-12 shot advantage over W&J, while the Presidents maintained a 6-5 margin in corner kicks. Thomas More sophomore GK Zack Lawson made three saves in the shutout victory over the Presidents, while W&J freshman GK Simen Myrum (Lillehammer, Norway) stopped five shots in defeat.

Speed, strength clinic

Parisi Speed School of Loveland will conduct a speed, strength and nutrition clinic at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, at Mt. Healthy High School gymnasium. The clinic is designed to help teach anyone involved in athletics five simple things they can do to instantly increase athletic performance and speed for any age. One Source Nutrition will conduct a presentation on sports nutrition for coaches and athletes. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for athletes ages 7 to 18. All funds raised will be donated back to the Mt. Healthy High School girls basketball team for camps and traveling expenses this season. Parisi will donate free memberships and nutrition drinks to be raffled to help with the fundraising. For more information about Parisi Speed School and One Source Nutrition, visit www.parisischool.com and www.onesource.md.

Correction

In the Nov. 11 edition of the Hilltop Press, it was reported that Roger Bacon High School junior cross country runner Emily Richmond fell one spot short of qualifying for state as a sophomore. Richmond, however, finished 16th at regionals in 2008 and advanced to the state championships.

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Ohio Northern University junior Abby Schaller, a McAuley High School graduate, had a solid week on the university’s volleyball team, the week of Nov. 2, with 24 kills, including eight kills and a season-high .538 hitting percentage (8-1-13) against the Blue Streaks in the quarterfinals, Nov. 3.

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College of Mount St. Joseph volleyball middle hitter, Sophomore Kat Roedig, a McAuley High School graduate, was recently selected First Team All-HCAC.

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Winton Woods has been a terror for opposing defenses this season and nothing has changed in the postseason. The Warriors won their first round game 59-7 and their second round game 40-7 over Tecumseh. Winton Woods is now in the regional final for the second straight year and the Warriors will face a TrotwoodMadison team that thumped No. 1 seed Turpin 43-7 Head coach Troy Everhart thought the round two win came down to Winton Woods being the more battle-tested team. “Our team can’t be tested anymore than it has been,” he said. “I don’t care what happened in the playoffs, Moeller is a damn good football team. Anderson is an outstanding team. It seemed like we were just a little more battle-tested,” Everhart said. The Warriors followed a common recipe to the blowout win over Tecumseh as Winton Woods racked up 439 rushing yards, 295 of which came in the first half. Dominique Brown led the way with 198 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Jeremiah Goins had 64 yards and three scores on nine carries and Thomas Owens had 91 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Winton Woods held the No. 8 team in the state to only one touchdown, which was set up by a Winton Woods turnover. “We executed well on offense and we had some outstanding hitting on defense,” Everhart said.

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Winton Woods quarterback Dominique Brown cuts upfield against Tecumseh. “We put an end to their run game early and established our run pretty well.” Winton Woods should get a challenge from Trotwood-Madison in the regional final. No. 4 TrotwoodMadis o n dominated No. 1 Tu r p i n 43-7 in their round two game. Trotwood is led by junior running back Antwan Gilbert, who ran for 262 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries against Turpin. Gilbert has more than 2,000 rushing yards this season. Trotwood also has a massive offensive line, with four offensive line starters weighing between 292 and 331 pounds. Still, it won’t be the first time

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Chuck Wynn (25) and Antonio Poole (18) make the stop on a Tecumseh running back. The Winton Woods defense held Tecumseh to only 7 points. Winton Woods has faced a big line, as Moeller featured one of the biggest offensive lines in the state, anchored by two Division I prospects. “We have to continue to run the football and keep

that Gilbert kid off the field,” Everhart said. “He’s pretty explosive so if we have the ball, he can’t get it.” Everhart said the Warriors have several things they can improve on, as he

thought Winton Woods put the ball on the ground too much against Tecumseh and the Warriors had two extra points blocked. Some of the positives Everhart noticed came on the defensive side of the ball. “The kid really making a big difference to us with his attitude and demeanor has been Marcus Murphy,” he said. “He’s done an outstanding job on the defensive line. Him and Antonio Poole, a linebacker, have really stepped up their play. Their hitting and their effort have helped get our defense rolling.” Everhart said Winton Woods will be ready for Trotwood’s size and speed and thinks the regional final will be a good game. The two teams meet Friday, Nov. 20 at a site to be determined.

Bombers fall to Elder, season ends By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

His players huddled around him, their heads bowed and their eyes moist. “I don’t know if I’ve ever been more proud of a group of guys,” St. Xavier High School football coach Steve Specht said. “I don’t care what the scoreboard says. That isn’t what makes champions. You guys coming out here every day and busting your tails – that’s what makes champions.” St. Xavier – a team that no one picked to do much of anything this season, a team that ended up winning a GCL-South title and a city championship, a team that aspired to win the program’s third state title in five years – fell behind 17-0 to Elder in the Division I Regional Semifinal at Nippert Stadium Nov. 14 before falling 17-14. And just like that, the Bombers’ dream season was over. They finish 9-3 (3-0). More than 20,000 fans watched as Elder jumped on St. X early and used a bendbut-don’t-break defense to hold the Bombers scoreless through three quarters. Elder junior running back Ben Coffaro scored on a 44-yard scamper, and a

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down and one interception in his final game as a Bomber. Senior tight end Alex Longi led St. X with six catches for 42 yards. “From a leadership standpoint, I’ve never had any better of a group,” Specht said of his senior class. St. X amassed 96 yards on the ground, falling short of 100 for only the second time this season. Sophomore Conor Hundley led St. X with 16 carries for 57 yards. Elder (9-2, 1-2) advances to play Anderson

(12-0, 5-0) in the Regional Final Nov. 21. Anderson downed Middletown 41-20. It was the fourth time this decade that Elder and St. X met in the postseason. The winners of the previous three showdowns all advanced to the state title game. St. X hadn’t lost in the playoffs since 2006, and Elder hadn’t beaten St. X in the playoffs since 2002. “It’s unfortunate, but it isn’t tragic,” said Specht, who is now 6-2 in his career against Elder. “It’s life.”

St. Xavier High School head coach Steve Specht addresses his players following a 17-14 loss to Elder in the Division I Regional Semifinal at Nippert Stadium Nov. 14. 37-yard field goal by allstate kicker Tony Miliano propelled the Panthers to a 10-0 halftime lead. Wide receiver Tim O’Conner put the game out of reach with an 18-yard, broken-tackle touchdown catch to open the third quarter; he finished with three receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown. St. X got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter after a one-yard plow from senior bruiser Nigel Muhammad. An 18-yard touchdown reception by senior wideout Will Carroll closed the gap to 17-14, but St. X, which outgained

Elder 317-290, would get no closer. The Panthers converted a fourth-and-1 pass from Mark Miller to Alex Welch for six yards with 42 seconds remaining to seal the win. “That’s a great high school football game,” Specht said. “You’ve got two communities like X and Elder that love their kids and love high school football. Everything you saw tonight is what’s great about high school athletics.” Senior quarterback Luke Massa was 20-of-28 for 221 yards with one touch-

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St. Xavier senior tight end Alex Longi makes a reception and braces for Elder senior Alex Taylor. Longi finished with six catches for 42 yards, but the Bombers fell 17-14.


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Ursuline’s focus earns them state title By Anthony Amorini aamorini@communitypress.com

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Ursuline Academy No. 10 Kori Moster of Mt. Healthy serves on Nov. 14 during play in the Division I State Finals in Dayton with Dublin Coffman. first loss of the season to Olmsted Falls to finish as Ohio’s runner-up at 28-1. This year, the Lions improved to 28-0 and earned a Division I state championship. And the key word was earned. “We’ve been waiting for this all year,” Case said. “I

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Through the first 17 matches this season, Osborne has set the single season school record for goals (19) and points scored (43) and also owns the school record for career goals (55) and points scored (102). Osborne and the rest of the Saints wrapped up the regular season Oct. 31, when they hosted Waynesburg University on Senior Day at The Bank of Kentucky Field.

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tough,” Souder said after her team fell to 28-1 with its loss to the Lions in the state finals. “You can’t really prepare for (the state finals). Ursuline had that advantage coming in.” Dublin Coffman was making its first appearance in the state finals. Ursuline jumped out to a 5-1 lead during its first game against Dublin Coffman and never looked back. Ursuline led all three of the sets it won during the state finals by 5-1 margins over Dublin Coffman. “Anytime you’re up you are going to be more confident,” Case said. “And especially with the experience we have. “For us to have a lead like that against a team that had never experienced (the state finals), I knew it was going to be a good thing,” Case added. Senior Jade Henderson of Loveland led Ursuline with 18 kills in the state finals. Marlatt, also of Loveland, was close behind with 16 kills as junior Christina Beer

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added 10 kills. Reinert contributed a game-high 48 assists. Junior Kori Moster of Mt. Healthy had 15 digs with senior Anna Prickel posting 13 digs for Ursuline. “The more we ran and the harder we worked, the more it was going to show on the court,” Moster said her Lions earning their 2009 state title. “I think we are all in a little bit of shock.”

St. X’s alum leads Holy Cross to title By Anthony Amorini aamorini@communitypress.com

Individual accolades are nothing new for Dominic Randolph but a trip to the playoffs with his Holy Cross Crusader collegiate football team promises to be a career highlight for the Pierce Township resiRandolph dent. Randolph, a third-year captain for Holy Cross and St. Xavier graduate, led the Crusaders to its first Patriot League title since 1991 this fall. The Crusaders clinched at least a share of the Patriot League title with a win over Lafayette (28-26) during a home game Saturday, Nov. 14. Holy Cross improved to 9-1 with the win including a 5-0 record in the Patriot League. Though Randolph owns numerous school records, this will be his first trip to the playoffs with Holy Cross. “He’s certainly living up to the high expectations everyone had for him,” Holy Cross offensive coordinator Mike Pedone said. “He’s done a great job for us. “I don’t think it’s a secret that he’s an important part

of our success here,” Pedone joked. Randolph was named as the Patriot League Player of the Year for a second-consecutive season following his junior campaign. A g a i n s t Lafayette, Randolph was 23 for 37 in passing for 348 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for 10 yards. Entering the game against Lafayette, Randolph was the all-time leader for both Holy Cross and the Patriot League with 12,489 career passing yards. Randolph is the first player in Holy Cross history to throw for more than 10,000 yards. The quarterback is also has school records for career 300-yard passing games (22) and career 400-yard passing games (seven). “When you have someone with his caliber you just try to savor every moment you have with him,” Pedone said. Randolph has thrown for at least 200 yards in an astounding 39-consecutive games including 40-consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass. In 2008, Randolph broke the Crusaders’ all-time

Dominic Randolph By the Numbers Holy Cross senior Dominic Randolph is charging toward the end of his collegiate career and improving his NFL Draft stock all the while with consistently impressive numbers. Here’s a quick glance at the collegiate statistics for the St. Xavier graduate and Pierce Township resident:

Career totals

1,048-of-1,650 passing, 12,489 passing yards, 111 touchdowns, 43 interceptions, 144.1 efficiency rating. 731 rushing yards, 14 touchdowns, 252 carries. Career totals do not include most recent game against Lafayette.

2009, senior season

227-of-349 passing, 2,810

career records for completions (1,048), pass attempts (1,650), touchdown passes (111) and yards of total offense (13,220). Randolph’s current career completion percentage of 63.5-percent (1048for-1650 passing) is also a record for Holy Cross. All stats were accurate as of Friday, Nov. 13, before Holy Cross faced Lafayette. Holy Cross is 30-11 with Randolph taking the snaps. Randolph is the first player in Holy Cross history to be named as a captain for three seasons. “He has an enthusiasm and energy that’s contagious.

passing yards, 28 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 152.3 efficiency rating. Senior stats do not include most recent game against Lafayette.

2008, junior season

340-of-520 passing, 3,838 passing yards, 34 touchdowns, 17 interceptions, 142.4 efficiency rating.

2007, sophomore season

297-of-482 passing, 3,604 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, eight interceptions with 141.6 efficiency rating.

2006, red-shirt freshman

184-of-299 passing, 2,237 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, six interceptions with 141.3 efficiency rating.

He elevates the level of play of everyone around him,” Pedone said. “That’s what makes him a great leader. “The players vote on the captain so he was selected by his peers. That speaks volumes about the type of person he is,” Pedone added. The 6-foot-3 quarterback is also a candidate for the Walter Payton Award as one of 20 players on an official watch list for the honor. Randolph is the No. 31 ranked quarterback for the 2010 NFL draft across all divisions of college football according to Sports Illustrated’s SI.com Draft Tracker.

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took things differently this year. It helped them to stay focused. They didn’t look ahead ever.” Last year, the entire post-season seemed like a celebration until the moment Ursuline hoped to celebrate arrived, Case said “We brought in gifts during the tournament run and

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parents were going to team dinners,” Case explained. “We were celebrating too early.” But this fall, the Lions started the season by making a sacrifice rather than setting goals. A state title was the obvious target for Ursuline on the heels of a 28-1 season and a trip to the finals. “I gave up pop and fast food,” Case said. Several Lions chimed in with sacrifices ranging from “eating more and doing push-ups” for Reinert to skipping out on energy drinks for senior Lauren Marlatt. “It was going to help the team because we were going to be stronger and better,” Case said of the sacrifices. Marlatt and the Lions weren’t lacking energy when it was time for the 2009 state finals. And if strength was the goal, Dublin Coffman head coach Mary Anne Souder confirmed Case’s approach. “Ursuline came out

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Cold War vets are forgotten I had the honor of attending the unveiling of the bell tower in remembrance of all those veterans who served and died for their country. Tracy Winkler and her staff did an outstanding job. The guest speaker was somewhat disappointing. He recognized, rightfully so, all the veterans who fought in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, in the Gulf Wars and those currently deployed in foreign countries fighting jihad terrorism. However, no recognition was announced of the contributions Cold War veterans made in defending the United States from September 1945 until the fall of the Berlin Wall. This first unheralded organization of thousands of mounted warriors was called the U.S. Constabulary. They were deployed in American-occupied Germany, replacing millions of World War II veterans anxious for their “ruptured duck” so they could return home. By August 1949, when the Basic Law was adopted creating the Federal Republic of Germany, the Constabulary had successfully executed their mission of security and communist containment in the American zone.

They established a tactical legacy for future generations of warriors who also had to deal with the political, military, economic, diploGeorge F. matic and perHofmann sonnel turbuof Cold Community lence War period. Press guest Let us not columnist forget the Cold War airmen. They flew thousands of flights into and out of Berlin in 19481949 to alleviate the starving population and eventually breaking the Soviet blockage. Many airmen died in this effort. Later Cold War warriors had to deal with the 1958 Lebanon crisis and, in the early 1960s, Cuba and another Berlin crisis. Just years ago the government finally recognized Cold War veterans of all branches of the services. The secretary of defense stated that the people of this nation are “forever grateful” for the contribution made by the Cold War veterans. George F. Hofmann is a resident of Green Township.

CHA@TROOM Last week’s question

Is “Sesame Street” still relevant today, 40 years after its television debut? Why or why not? Do you have any favorite memories of the show? “‘Sesame’ was great for my kids and now my grandchildren are learning from and relating to it as well. I like the way this show uses music to enhance learning. I relate most to Oscar the Grouch.” G.G. “Ever since they bowed to political correctness and sent ‘Cookie Monster’ off into the twilight they lost me!” C.J.W. “‘Sesame Street’ is still relevant because teaching our youngest learners the basics of reading, math and good behavior never goes out of style. I love that the characters that kept me entertained are still around to entertain my children. The addition of new characters has allowed it to stay current while maintaining the same, loving format we enjoyed years ago. I cried when Big Bird told us that Mr. Hooper had died. No kids show today would take on the tough topic of death or some of the other issues they’ve handled over the years.” J.H. “We loved everything about ‘Sesame Street’ when my daughter was growing up, and it’s so much fun to see how much my grandchildren enjoy the same characters. I used to enjoy the send-ups of popular singers. It was over the kids’ heads, but I loved it! Bruce Stringbean’s ‘Born

Next question Do you plan to participate in “Black Friday” shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Why or why not? If so, how early do you go? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to hilltoppress@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line. To Add,’ along with some of those other rock parodies, The Beetles and ‘Letter B’ and ‘Hey Food;’ Mick Swagger and the Cobble Stones singing ‘(I Can’t Get No) Co-Operation)’; Moe Cocker with ‘A Little Yelp From My Friends;’ Billy Idle with ‘Rebel L.’ Classic. S.H.M. “The mission is the same today as it was then. There are still kids who are being educated by it. Plus it has a following of people who grew up on it and are raising kids today. I always loved the skits with the aliens ... yep yep yep.” A.H. “Sesame Street was a big part of my twin granddaughters’ life. Courtney was very seriously attached to Grover and Sarah was attached to Big Bird. When Courtney had surgery on her left leg, so did Grover. They both came out of surgery sporting a beautiful pink cast on their left leg. Big Bird and Grover made a surprise visit on their fifth birthday and Sarah was frightened so that ended her relationship with him. But at almost 21 years old I am sure Grover is still in someone’s memory. P.S. I dressed as Cookie Monster myself in a Shriner parade 20 years ago and won a prize for our organization.” I.K.

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Honoring veterans

Llanfair Retirement Community honored veterans. At the ceremony were, from left, a Cub Scout from Pack 710, Marcia Cahall, Llanfair Resident, served in the WAVES; Ben Pierson, Llanfair Resident, a Navy veteran; and Jim Eddy, Llanfair Resident, another Navy veteran.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Thoughts on schools

Concerning public schools, please consider the following: • We need good teachers and we need good homes, but the home is more important. This is why I am against property tax to support schools. • Regardless of the way public schools are funded, the amount of money paid to a school district must be decided by the people paying the bill. Because teachers’ salaries represent a high percentage of the cost of education, the teachers’ pay should be decided by what the community can afford. If some in a community want a more advanced education for their children, this should be available to them for a price. • Concerning the teachers’ union, teachers have a right to get together and make known their

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Hilltop Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions opinion, but local schools cannot compete with a national organization. In addition, tax money cannot be feed to state politicians to influence their vote. We cannot let money or power interfere with human logic. • A balance in nature is required for many good reasons. Examples are plant life and ani-

mal life, men and women, Democrats and Republicans, and many others. Charter schools were formed to regain this balance in the educational system, We all must forget our turf and search for truth. Robert D. Briggs Brent Drive Finneytown

Candidate promises continued work When the election was concluded and I found myself only 4 percent short of my goal, there was the undeniable temptation to lose myself in an obsession of numbers and statistics in a foolhardy attempt to analyze away my feelings of a major shortcoming. It all ends with a period of questioning whether or not I did all I really could, if I let my supporters down, or if the odds I was up against were just more than I ever could have surmounted. All of these things plagued my thoughts and spirit for a great many hours after the disappointing outcome on Nov. 3. But thankfully, after a small flood of free drinks at Junior’s and the day-after e-mails and phone calls, I have quickly been rejuvenated by the reassurance that I have only really lost one thing, and that is 4 percent of an election. It is now easier for me to see what I have gained. I helped spearhead Change*NCH and the communications that got three great new candidates elected. Pat Hartzel will be the new hardest-

working council member, Lisa Curtis will be the new greatest and loudest voice for the people, and Renee Stiles will be the new Matthew most compasMiller-Novak sionate member our governCommunity of ment. Press guest I have columnist gained many friends and supporters. I, an NCH man of only a few years with an unknown name, barely lost an election to a NCH man of a few generations with an extremely well-known name and parents. To have come so close after so little time was a great accomplishment, and I am both proud and grateful for that. I am also grateful for all of the new friends and sense of community that I now have. There are so many new names and faces that are a part of my life now that I could never imagine feeling alone in NCH. I see it as a duty to repay that

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support with a continuation of the hard work that brought that same support to the polls. I will continue to operate changench.com. I will continue to communicate to the city through changench.com, and I will continue to work with our three elected candidates. With the help of their new elected positions, I will help make sure that we at Change*NCH provide an amount of communication and transparency in our government’s dealings as has never been done before. I am more energized than ever before, and I promise not to let up on the hard work I have been doing for the city. I am committed to you. It is all very clear today. The people that we campaigned against had everything to lose and really gained nothing. We had nothing to lose and gained everything. I thank the people of NCH for making this all possible, and I pledge to continue to work tirelessly for you all. Matt Miller-Novak was a candidate for president of the North College Hill City Council.

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Some of the Winton woods High School Steppers, from left, Myshaunda Smith, Tiffany Peterson, India Weathers, Ryko Scott and Jasmine Beavers, perform during the Winton Woods High School parade.

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The Winton Woods High School Student Council float took a movie theme for the school's homecoming parade that marched through Forest Park.

The Winton Woods High School’s Color Guard leads off for the marching band during the homecoming parade.

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Stepping out for homecoming

Winton Woods High School celebrated Homecoming Oct. 15 with a parade through Forest Park and a decisive Warrior football win over Milford. Here are a few of he scenes from the parade.

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The Winton Woods High School Marching Band was joined by alumni from Greenhills and Winton Woods High Schools for this year’s Homecoming festivities.

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Winton Woods High School seniors Livingston Matthews and Kelsie Rogers were crowned Homecoming King and Queen at the Warrior’s football game against Milford.

Greenhills Mayor Oscar “Ockie” Hoffmann rides at the front of the Winton Woods High School homecoming parade in a car driven by his wife Joy. Hoffman did not run for re-election this year.

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November 18, 2009

THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, N O V. 1 9

ART EXHIBITS High Contrast, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave. Features 15 local artists in collective exhibition for people with visual impairments. Free. 522-3860; www.clovernook.org. North College Hill. BENEFITS

Celebrity Bartender, 6-8 p.m., Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road. Complimentary appetizers, tarot card reader and masseuse available. Bartenders Jim Breech, former Cincinnati Bengals player, and Janeen Coyle, WGRR- FM morning personality. Benefits Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Free. 728-6274. College Hill.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

VFW Post 7340 Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, 521-7340. Colerain Township.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Rumba Dance Classes, 7 a.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road. Choreographed ballroom/round dance classes for those who wish to dance like the stars. Donations requested. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 671-7219. Springfield Township.

DANCE CLASSES

Royal Rounds - Advanced Workshop, 1 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road. Workshop of higher level round dance movements for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Greenhills. Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. 3216776. Springfield Township.

ON STAGE - STUDENT DANCE

Peter Pan, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Finneytown High School, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, auditorium. New updated music, props, costumes, and dancing. All ages. $6, $2 students. Presented by Maria’s School Of Dance. 6598502. Finneytown.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Cards on the Table, 8 p.m., Winton Woods High School, 1231 W. Kemper Road, auditorium. Agatha Christie play directed by Michelle Kozowski. $7. 619-2420. Forest Park.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Preparing for an Empty Nest, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Learn to grieve what’s behind, daydream about possibilities, work on re-locating and re-kindling relationship with spouse in new and different ways and be ready to move forward into future with sense of peace. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. F R I D A Y, N O V. 2 0

ART EXHIBITS High Contrast, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Free. 522-3860; www.clovernook.org. North College Hill.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Cincy A2, 8 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 18. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin’ Roses, 8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Plus level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.

FESTIVALS

Christkindlmarkt, 5-10 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road. Heated Pavilion at Germania Park. German food, crafts, candy, ornaments and entertainment. $3, free ages 14 and under. 7420060. Colerain Township.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar - White Oak, 5872 Cheviot Road. Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. 923-1300; www.piazzadiscepoli.com. White Oak. KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Meyer’s Music and Sports, 8635 Colerain Ave. Free. 3859883. Colerain Township.

MUSIC - JAZZ

The George Simon Trio, 8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Grill, 4 Endicott St. 742-1900. Greenhills.

ON STAGE - STUDENT DANCE

Peter Pan, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Finneytown High School, $6, $2 students. 659-8502. Finneytown.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Cards on the Table, 8 p.m., Winton Woods High School, $7. 619-2420. Forest Park.

SHOPPING

Holiday Martinis and Makeup, 6-9 p.m., Six Acres Bed & Breakfast, 5350 Hamilton Ave. Specialty martinis and makeup tips from expert makeup artists. Shop gift market for accessories and crafts. Food, drinks, door prizes and holiday goody bag. $30. Reservations recommended. 2586947. College Hill. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 2 1

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Centennial Gala, 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Powel Crosley Mansion, 2366 Kipling Ave. Celebrating 100 years of Claverism. Dancing, Monte Carlo style gambling and hors d’oeuvres. BYOB with free set-ups. After 5 attire. Benefits Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary. $25, $20 advance. 309-3459. Mount Airy.

CIVIC

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Materials include leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and prunings from trees or shrubs. Free. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road. Materials include leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and prunings from trees or shrubs. Free. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Colerain Township.

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COMMUNITY DANCE

International Folk Dancing, 8:30-11 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave. Soft-soled shoes recommended. No partner needed. Instruction 8:30-9:15 p.m. Family friendly. $5 donation. Presented by International Folkdancers of Cincinnati. 541-6306. College Hill. Dance Cincinnati, 8:30-11 p.m., Holy TrinitySt. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road. Ballroom, swing, hustle and Latin dancing. All ages, all levels. Singles or couples. Dance lessons 7:30-8:30 p.m. Music by DJ. $12, $8 members, $3 students. Presented by DanceCincinnati. 5910030; www.dancecincinnati.org. Finneytown.

CRAFT SHOWS

Gingerbread Shoppe, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. Handmade crafts from 85 booths, bake sale, coffee bar and kid’s craft corner. Luncheon available. Benefits Three C’s Nursery School scholarship fund. $1. 853-8489. College Hill.

FESTIVALS

Christkindlmarkt, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, $3, free ages 14 and under. 742-0060. Colerain Township. Weinlesefest Dance, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road. German wine harvest festival. Music by Freudemacher Band. Special dance performances. $8. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. 385-2098. Colerain Township.

HOLIDAY THANKSGIVING

Turkey Raffle, 6 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road. Raffle of more than 260 turkeys and a flat screen TV. Tickets, snacks and beverages available for purchase. Benefits Greenhills Volunteer Fire Department. Free. Presented by Greenhills Fire Department. 589-3583; www.ghfd.org. Greenhills. Thanksgiving Crafts, 1-4 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Parents and children make crafts to celebrate holiday. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Texas Guitar Women, 8-10:30 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave. Blues and roots music by Cindy Cashdollar, Carolyn Wonderland and Sue Foley. $25. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. 484-0157; www.gcparts.org. College Hill.

MUSIC - ROCK

Battle of the Bands: Round 2, 7:30-11 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. $8. Registration required online for bands. 825-8200. Forest Park.

ON STAGE - STUDENT DANCE

Peter Pan, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Finneytown High School, $6. 659-8502. Finneytown.

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This year’s fall play at Winton Woods High School is “Cards on the Table,” an Agatha Christie murder mystery that involves a dinner party attended by a Scotland Yard superintendent and a crime novelist. The other four guests have all committed murder and gotten away with it. As the group plays bridge after dinner, their host is murdered. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, through Saturday, Nov. 21, in the school’s auditorium, 1231 W. Kemper Road. Tickets are $7 at the door. For more information, call 619-2420.

EDUCATION

More Than Money Matters Workshop, noon-1:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Trinity Hall. Identify what is most important in your life, set goals and make good financial decisions. Learn to use basic money management tools to help you budget, reduce debt and find money to save. Free. Registration required. Presented by Thrivent Financial. 771-3991. Mount Healthy.

FESTIVALS

Christkindlmarkt, noon-5 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, $3, free ages 14 and under. 742-0060. Colerain Township.

HOLIDAY THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving Crafts, 1-4 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve. Free; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Sunday Jazz Brunch, noon, Cincinnati Grill, 4 Endicott St. With Triage at 1 p.m. $14.99 with brunch; $5 jazz only. Reservations recommended. 742-1900. Greenhills.

NATURE

Mapping III, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Mapping II is a pre-requisite for the program. Discussion includes back azimuths, triangulation and declination. $5, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Nov. 19. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

ON STAGE - STUDENT DANCE

Peter Pan, 3-5 p.m., Finneytown High School, $6. 659-8502. Finneytown.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Holiday Train Show, noon-5 p.m., Green Township Senior Center. Free. 863-1282. Green Township. M O N D A Y, N O V. 2 3

ART EXHIBITS

High Contrast, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Free. 522-3860; www.clovernook.org. North College Hill.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Mount Healthy Square Dance Class, 6:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Unicorners Square Dance Club beginner square dance class for singles and couples. Partners not guaranteed. Free, donations requested. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 28. 235-4503. Mount Healthy.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Low Vision Support, 1:30 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Room 68. Facilitated by associates from Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Free. Presented by Twin Towers Senior Community. 853-2000. College Hill. W E D N E S D A Y, N O V. 2 5

DANCE CLASSES Choreographed Ballroom Dancing, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road. Introduce yourself to waltz, two-step, cha cha and more. Smooth-soled shoes required. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 30. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Springfield Township.

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ART EXHIBITS

High Contrast, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Free. 522-3860; www.clovernook.org. North College Hill.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Meyer’s Music and Sports. Free. 385-9883. Colerain Township.

SCHOOLS

High School Placement Test, 8 a.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road. Recommended students and parents/guardians arrive 30 minutes early to register and become familiar with La Salle. Bring top three high school choices for sending test scores. $25. Registration recommended. 741-2365. Green Township. Entrance/Scholarship Test, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave. Open to all eighth-grade girls. $25. Registration required. 681-1800; www.mcauleyhs.net. College Hill.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Holiday Train Show, noon-5 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. Sponsored by the Green Township Board of Trustees. O-gauge modular model railroad layout. Free. Presented by Queen City HiRailers Club. 863-1282. Green Township. S U N D A Y, N O V. 2 2

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Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” will play the Aronoff Center through Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday; and at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. It is the musical story of showbiz buddies putting on a show at a Vermont inn. Tickets are $24.50-$64.50. Call 1-800-982-2787 or visit www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/cincinnati.

CRAFT SHOWS La Salle High Arts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road. More than 90 crafters display handmade, painted and decorated items. Coffee, baked goods and lunch available. $1, free for children. 741-3000. Green Township.

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Rhonda Coullet is Vera Sanders, Christopher Marchant is Dennis Sanders, Bobby Taylor is Stanley Sanders and Tess Hartman is June Sanders in Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's production of “Sanders Family Christmas: More Smoke on the Mountain.” The comedy runs through Dec. 31 in the Playhouse’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre. For tickets call 513-4213888 or visit www.cincyplay.com.


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November 18, 2009

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Has marriage become too frail to carry our dreams? Marriage is being scrutinized today because of its disappearing stability. So is the earth being scrutinized because of its disappearing glaciers. So is organized religion because of its disappearing congregations. Whenever crucial elements of life start fading our concern for them escalates. We worry about marriage because of its immense impact on the collective and individual welfare of society. Our country has the highest divorce rate in the world. “We divorce, re-partner and remarry faster than people in any other country,” says Andrew Cherlin, a Johns Hopkins sociologist, in his book, “The MarriageGo-Round.” A recent column in Time magazine (Aug. 24 and 31) addressed the same concern titled, “Americans Marry Too Much.” It expressed a legitimate

w o r r y about our k i d s , “American kids are more likely than those in o t h e r Father Lou developed Guntzelman countries Perspectives to live in a household with a revolving cast of parents, stepparents, and livein partners moving in and out of their lives – a pattern which is definitely not good for children.” Cherlin was amazed to find out that American kids born to married couples experienced 6 percent more household disruption by age 15 than Swedish kids born to unmarried parents. “Remember, we’re talking about the ‘avant-garde’ Swedes compared to the ‘conservative’ Americans,” Cherlin says. The bottom line is that while marriage is good for

kids, it’s best when it results in a stable home. Or, as Cherlin puts it, “Many of the problems faced by American’s children stem not from parents marrying too little but rather too often.” What’s gone wrong? It would take volumes to try to assess. One factor is that most couples still embark on the marriage journey believing that “all we need is love and good sex.” Interestingly, too many still mistake infatuation and active hormones as convincing proof that love exists. Nor do they realize what else is needed even when genuine love is present. M. Bridget Brennan and Jerome L. Shen, in their book “Claiming Our Deepest Desires,” point out important elements missing in today’s new marriages: “Navigational tools of communication, conflict resolution, deep listening, willing-

ness to admit errors and wrongdoings, a sense of humor, trust and emotional maturity are all necessary in a good and lasting marriage.” To these I would add a solid sense of commitment. That’s not just a casual promise but a vow from the deepest core of ourself, that come good times or bad, we’ll both work on our relationship throughout life. A marriage relationship is a dynamic living organism undergoing various stages, cycles, rhythms and moods. Despite superficial premarriage “preparation courses” most go into a marriage relationship at a rather superficial level.

Few expect a lifetime of work. We do not know our self or our spouse as well as we think we do. And what we don’t know can hurt us. Marriage is a process of self-discovery as well as spouse-discovery. That’s why Gary and Betsy Ricucci quipped to newlyweds, “One of the best wedding gifts God gave you was a full-length mirror called your spouse. Had there been a card attached, it would have said, ‘Here’s to helping you discover what you’re really like.’ ” Psychologically and spiritually the other human we marry is, in the truest sense, to be a helpmate in our selfawareness and growth. The process of self-dis-

covery and spouse discovery is an unending challenge. We are either going forward, going backward, or trying to live our relationship on cruise control – which means coasting along effortlessly. Yet, can anything loving, enduring and beautiful ever be constructed without personal effort? Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at s or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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November 18, 2009

Life

Rita’s readers resurrect Fern’s beloved chili Writing this column week after week never gets “old” to me. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s the sharing of recipes and stories that make it a popular read. Apparently Fern Storer, food editor at the Cincinnati Post for a very long time, had Rita the same Heikenfeld r e l a t i o n with Rita’s kitchen ship her readers. When Pam Timme asked for Fern’s chili recipe, I had no idea the response would be so great. I figured a few of you might have a copy. Well, not only did I get a couple dozen responses; one reader offered to send me a copy of Fern’s cookbook (and I will definitely accept!). So thanks, thanks, thanks to all of you who shared recipes and stories of this unique lady. I wish I had met her. I

understand she was an enthusiastic gardener, as well. I know my Mom liked Fern’s recipes, and that to me was a great endorsement. I made the chili during a demo at Macy’s on Saturday, and everyone loved the mild taste and thick consistency.

Fern Storer’s chili

Jean King, a Loveland reader, brought this in personally to me. By the way, Fern was a very detailed recipe writer. She wanted her readers to be able to recreate her recipes without one problem. Here’s my adaptation from her 1989 cookbook. Mount Healthy reader Rob Hiller sent me the recipe, as well, along with the Cincinnati chili story Fern had as a sideline. Rob substituted 1⁄4 each ground cloves and allspice for the 6 whole called in the recipe. 1 pound ground beef (not hamburger – I used sirloin)

ney beans with their liquid 1 ⁄2 cup dry red wine (a mellow burgundy), optional but good (I didn’t use)

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Fern Storer’s chili with Rita's homemade cheddar cheese crackers 6 each: whole cloves and allspice, tied in cheesecloth, coffee filter, tea ball, etc. or 1 ⁄4 teaspoon each ground 1 ⁄2 of a medium-size onion, more if you like, chopped (I used about 1 cup) 1 clove garlic, finely minced, or 1⁄4 teaspoon powdered garlic or garlic salt (I used a teaspoon fresh garlic) Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon chili powder (start with 2 teaspoons) 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 28 oz. diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon brown sugar (I didn’t use) 1 ⁄4 teaspoon liquid hot pepper sauce, optional (I didn’t use) 1-2 regular size cans kid-

Cook ground beef until red color is almost gone. Add everything but beans and wine. Simmer gently and cook uncovered, about 20 minutes. Add beans and wine and cook another 15 minutes or so. It will be fairly thick. If it becomes thicker than you like, a cup or so of water may be added. Also, if you cool and refrigerate it, you will probably need to add a little water to the amount you reheat. This will make eight to 10 generous servings.

Taffy apple salad for Thanksgiving

Reader Laurel Muhlenbruch shares this favorite recipe. She also shared a wonderful carrot cake recipe from her mother-in-law, Doris Szegda, who lives in Canandaigua, N.Y. The carrot cake is a much requested holiday and

Taste of Lebanon

St. Anthony of Padua Church’s fall festival will take place noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22. The church is located at 2530 Victory Parkway, East Walnut Hills. The festival will feature authentic Lebanese cuisine made by the St.

Anthony of Padua parishioners. Traditional dishes such as kibbee, falafel, stuffed cabbage rolls and grape leaves, hummus, salad, and green beans and rice will be available. There will be pastries for dessert. Food items are purchased à la carte and carryout is available. Parking is free. Call 513-961-0120. birthday cake recipe. It’s in our online version of this column at www.communitypress.com. 20 oz. pineapple chunks or crushed 2 cups mini-marshmallows 2 tablespoon flour 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 11⁄2 tablespoon white or cider vinegar 1 egg, well beaten 8 oz. Cool Whip 11⁄2 cups chopped cocktail nuts 2 cups diced Jonathan apples, unpeeled

Drain pineapple, keep juice. Mix pineapple chunks and marshmallows, refrigerate overnight. In saucepan over low heat, heat juice, sugar, flour, egg and vinegar. Stir continually and cook until thick. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at www.Abouteating.com.

Tips on how to be careful when using candles Each year more than 15,000 candle fires are reported in the United States. The bulk of candlefire incidents are due to consumer inattention to basic fire safety or to the misuse of candles. Annually, candle-fire incidents result in an

estimated 150 civilian deaths, 1,270 civilian injuries and an estimated direct property loss of $539 million. The Cincinnati Fire Department urges citizens to be careful when burning candles, and to follow rules

for burning candles safely. • Always keep a burning candle within sight. • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. • Trim candlewicks each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks cause

uneven burning and dripping. • Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. • Be sure the candleholder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. • Keep the wax pool free

of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times. • Always read and follow the manufacturer’s use and safety instructions carefully. Don’t burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommends. • Always burn candles

in a well-ventilated room. Don’t burn too many candles in a small room or in a “tight” home where air exchange is limited. • Don’t burn a candle all the way down. • Call 9-1-1 immediately if a fire occurs.

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November 18, 2009

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BRIEFLY Maybe they delivered a home-cooked meal when you were under the weather, or watched your children while you ran a quick errand, or helped you with yard work. They are Neighbors Who Care, and we think they deserve recognition. Again this year, the Hilltop Press will devote one of our holiday issues to honoring those in the community who have given a bit of themselves to make the lives of others better. No deed is too small (or too large). If you know a Neighbor Who Cares, tell us about them. You can nominate by sending an e-mail to memral@communitypress.com, or by regular mail to Marc Emral, Hilltop Press, 5556 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati, 45247. Include your name, address and phone number, as well as their name.

Tennis, anyone?

A free tennis clinic and party for youngsters ages 4 to 11 will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at Colonial Racquet Club, 6650 Hamilton Ave. The program helps youngsters get introduced to tennis. There are smaller courts, smaller racquets, and soft nerf-like balls. Parents are welcome! Call Colonial at 7293738 to reserve your spot. There will be free pizza, free drinks and free games.

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ices it provided during wars at the next meeting of the North College Hill Historical Society, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road. A question and answer period will follow his talk. Veterans are invited to attend and tell of what they did during their time serving the country. The society would appreciate donations of pictures of NCH people in uniform who served the country along with the name and brief description of how they served. Hats from uniforms, medals, letters to family, and equipment used would be preserved and displayed. Items maybe brought to a meeting or left at the NCH Post Office marked for the historical society care of Sue.

Market moves

Folks still can shop for fresh produce despite the calendar. The College Hill Farm Market has moved indoors to the College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave. Some of the same summer vendors will be at the restaurant 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. every Thursday. For more information call 542-2739.

Giving thanks

Greenhills friends and family of a woman seriously injured in an August car crash will celebrate Thanksgiving together

The annual La Salle High Arts and Crafts Show will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the high school, 3091 North Bend Road. More than 90 crafters will display handmade, painted and decorated items for sale. Coffee, baked goods and lunch available. Call 741-3000 for information.

raising money to help in her recovery. They are having a benefit at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Molloy’s on the Green, 10 Enfield St., adjacent the Greenhills pool. Along with live music, there will be baskets and large items raffled off. Leach is home recovering and going through in-home therapy and her road to recovery will be a long one. For information or tickets, call 615-9571.

Sheriff’s auction

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a public auction to dispose of 34 vehicles and one boat, all of which have been declared forfeited or abandoned. The auction will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at patrol headquarters, 11021 Hamilton Ave. Vehicles to be auctioned range from 1987 to 2006 models, and include foreign and domestic sedans, pickup trucks, SUVs, a van, motorbike, motorcycle and an allterrain vehicle. A 15-foot boat is also on the list to be auctioned. Vehicles may be viewed from 8:45 to 9 a.m. the day of the auction. A complete list of vehicles being offered, as well as the auction rules, is available at www.hcso.org. Bidder numbers are required for everyone who wants to bid. Bidder registration begins at 8:15 a.m.

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Season’s greetings

Discover the joy of making and sharing handcrafted holiday greeting cards during a special two-part workshop being offered at the Springfield Township Senior/Community Center Thursday evenings, Dec. 3 and 10, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost for each two-part series is $30 for residents and $40 for non-residents. Attendees should bring a 12-inch paper cutter, scissors, and a glue stick or tape adhesive to make four cards. For more on the class, contact Mary Ann at 385-1637 or at mmayers@fuse.net. A minimum of eight participants will be required to conduct the class, with a maximum registration of 16. Register at the Springfield Township Senior/Community Center, by calling 5221154 or e-mail to tschneider@ springfieldtwp.org.

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Community

November 18, 2009

Finneytown resident honored as volunteer Andy Proud was recently recognized by the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) with its One on One Award for volunteer service. A component of Radio Reading Services, CABVI’s One on One program matches volunteer personal readers with individuals or groups. Proud began volunteering with the agency when he was working a third shift and looking for a flexible opportunity. At that time reading for Personalized Talking Print (PTP) was a perfect fit. PTP is part of CABVI’s free Radio Reading Services, and offers people who are blind or visually impaired tailored and up-to-the-minute news and information via a voice mail customized system. When Andy switched jobs, he also transitioned to a new volunteer option – as

A component of Radio Reading Services, CABVI’s One on One program matches volunteer personal readers with individuals or groups. a One on One volunteer. When Beverly and Morris Bernard were told their personal reader was 27 years old, they admittedly were reluctant. After all young professionals have many other obligations for their time. That was in 2002, and seven years later Proud continues to be an important part of Beverly’s life. He visits her weekly reading her the mail and helping with anything that needs to be filled out. But even more important, Proud was there

for her emotionally after the death of her husband and encouraging her through her cancer treatments. Beverly has accompanied Proud to family functions and they have attended concerts together. “This experience has really opened my eyes but it has also given me a new friend. In some ways, Beverly knows me better than a lot of my family,” said Proud. The Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides counseling, rehabilitation, information and employment services to people of all ages in a nine county area. Through all of its programs and services, it strives to help those who are blind, visually or print impaired lead independent lives. CABVI provided services to more than 4,200 people in 2008.

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to Ohio communities. • In the category of park area development, the Hamilton County Park District received the top award of superior for the Winton Woods Campground expansion project completed in May 2009. The award recognizes the expansion as a substantial recreational improvement that provides outstanding service to the community. The $2.6 million expansion included an addition of eight deluxe cabins, 25 full hookup back-in RV sites, 12 pullthrough full hookup RV sites and a new 2,600 square foot campground office with retail and a snack bar. Other improvements included a new entrance and parking area, activity shelter, playground and RV dump station. • In the category of Natural Resource Management, the park district received the top award of superior for the controlled bow hunting program created in 2005 to reduce the number nuisance deer within park boundaries. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in protection and enhancement of nature resources. The program provides bow hunters an opportunity assist the parks in manage nuisance deer population, which are harming vegetation growth and affecting other animal habitats. Hunters who apply are required to have an Ohio hunting license, deer tags and pass a strict qualifica-

HOLIDAY HOPE & MEMORIES

Neihard-Gillen Funeral Home personally invites you and your family to join us on the afternoon of Sunday, November 22, 2009 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at our funeral home. Our guest speakers will be Rev. Jon Barker and Rev. Herman Emmert. This uplifting program will include inspirational music and hope filled messages. The afternoon includes a candlelight Memorial Service with refreshments. Keep the candle in remembrance of your loved one. We believe that our services continue beyond the time of the funeral and we encourage all of you to join us for an inspirational afternoon. RSVP would be appreciated.

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November 18, 2009

Hilltop Press

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Thinking about birds and bulbs for the winter Attracting birds to your landscape is a great way to help control insects in the summer, and a great way to liven up those humdrum winter days. One of the best ways to attract birds is gardening for birds. It’s a fun way to work with nature, beautify your yard, and learn about wildlife at the same time. Planting evergreens to provide year-round protection, planting deciduous trees and shrubs to provide a habitat for the birds as well as a natural source of food, and designing water in the garden, whether it’s a small pond or bird bath, are all ways to garden for the birds, as well as creating an attractive landscape. Of course, the easiest way to attract birds is by supplying them with a source of food in a bird feeder. If you’re already feeding the birds, good for you! And if you aren’t, it’s never too late to start. Now here are three very important tips about feeding the birds: • Always use a highgrade bird feed. Cheap feed, although less expensive, has fillers most birds won’t eat, and actually becomes a waste of your money. • Always provide water for the birds. It’s as important as the food. Not only do they need water to drink, more importantly, they need water to clean themselves over the winter! This is very important to their survival. • Clean your bird feeders every now and then, using soap and water, or try a 10 percent bleach/90 percent water solution.

Clean it well, rinse well, rinse again, let it dry, and refill with a highgrade bird food. This Ron Wilson p r o c e s s In the helps to garden e l i m i n a t e moldy feed, which can be life threatening to birds, as well as help sanitize the feeder to prevent against unwanted bird diseases. (Visit www.wildbirdcenter.com/mas for more birding information)

Amaryllis a favorite

Light up the holidays and those bleak winter days – plant bulbs! A holiday favorite, Amaryllis is one of the easiest bulbs to bring into flower, not only for the holidays, but over the winter as well. Amaryllis are available in many different colors, single and double blooms, and gives one outstanding show when in flower. Now here are a few tips for growing amaryllis in your home: • When buying your amaryllis bulbs, remember,

the larger the bulb, the more flower stalks it will have – which means more flowers! You’ll find different sizes with different costs available in your local garden stores. • Plant your amaryllis bulb in a 6- to 8-inch pot (good drainage), using a top grade potting soil. Plant the bulb so that it’s buried up to the bottom of the neck of the bulb, and water it in. • Place your newly planted amaryllis in a warm, well lit area, and water sparingly at first, then water as needed once it starts to grow. Let the soil get close to dry before watering each time. • It usually takes about 6-8 weeks for the bulb to flower, so plan accordingly. Planting amaryllis now, should have them starting to show colors just before Christmas. • Once the amaryllis flower is finished, cut it off (stalk and all) and grow your amaryllis indoors as a houseplant this winter, then outside during the summer. There’s a real good chance you can get it to flower again next year! And buy several bulbs, staggering

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quickly, simply move them into a cooler area, and they will slow down. And to keep your paperwhites from getting really tall, add a splash of gin to the water! Yep, just a shot of gin (or vodka or other clear liquor) will keep these beauties shorter and stockier. Buy extras and plant on an every three- or fourweek schedule. That way you’ll have colors and fragrances indoors, all winter long. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. You can reach him at columns@community press.com.

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United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpopumc.com

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

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CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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

EPISCOPAL ChristChurchGlendaleEpiscopalChurch 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 christchurch1@fuse.net www.christchurchglendale.org The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

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

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

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

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

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

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

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CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "So You Think You Are Blessed!" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY CHURCH

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

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PRESBYTERIAN Northminster Presbyterian Church

513-825-3040

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

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

Northwest Community Church

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

FOREST CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240 Traditional Service: 9:30am ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:15am Sunday School: 10:30am

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

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

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.

513-563-0117

www.sharonville-umc.org

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

FAITH TABERNACLE WORSHIP CENTER

8745 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725

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

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

Nursery Provided

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

Pastor: Jessica Taft 385-9077

6350 Springdale Rd. Cinti, OH

Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am

Sunday School 10am Sunday 11am-6pm Wednesday Evening 7pm

Nursery Available/Handicap Access

45247 513-741-8900 4 Miles West of Northgate Mall

www.stpaulucccolerain.org

Sonny Price, Pastor VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Three Weekend Services! Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)

513-385-4888 www.vcnw.org

St Paul - North College Hill

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


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Gerald Binder

Gerald M. Binder, 69, died Nov. 4 in Tampa, Fla. Survived by children Michael (Leslie) Binder, Elizabeth (Chris) Davis; grandchildren Mark, Nancy Binder, Michael Davis; great-grandson George; sisters Betty (Jerry) Karle, Rita (Jim) Brandewiede; friend Marie Spino. Preceded in death by parents Anthony, Alma Binder. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Our Lady of Victory.

James Davenport

James W. Davenport, 77, North College Hill, died Nov. 5. Survived by wife Myrna Davenport; daughter Michelle (Russell) Wullkotte; grandsons Shaun, Noah Wullkotte; sister Regina (Lou) Williams; many nieces and nephews. Services were Nov. 9 at Paul R.

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DEATHS

Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Drake Center Vitas Hospice, 151 W. Galbraith Road, Fifth Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45216.

Rosabel Fitch

Rosabel Fitch died Nov. 7. She was a registered nurse for over 44 years. Survived by daughters Caroline (David) Gerding, Patricia Fitch; grandchildren Nathan (Heather Schmidt), Amanda, Colleen Gerding. Preceded in death by husband Emmit Fitch, siblings Mai Gosling, Caroline, Gerald, Patrick, Cornelius McGinty. Services were Nov. 12 at St. John Neumann. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the Corpus Christi Church Food Pantry.

Vonice Henderson

Vonice Farley Henderson, 89, died Nov. 3. Survived by children Nita (Joseph) Witt, Stephen (Robin) Henderson; grandchildren Joshua, Michael, Erin, Betsy, Katie, Abbey, Emily, Clara; sister Helen Catron; many great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Charles Henderson, son Kenneth Henderson, siblings June Catron, Pearl Ward, Jim, Bill Farley. Services were Nov. 9. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to Twin Towers or College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224.

Beatrice Hunter

Beatrice Hunter, 88, died Nov. 7. She was a registered nurse at University Hospital.

Survived by children Carol (Harold) Phillips, R. Scott (Jan), Bruce (Amy) Hunter, Nancy (Mike) Yarbrough; grandchildren Heather, Meghan, Caitlyn Phillips, Katie, Darcie, Sam, Beck Hunter, Tanya, Travis Hunter Yarbrough; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Robert Hunter. Services were Nov. 12 at Twin Towers Chapel. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212.

Anna Kramer

Anna Pelly Kramer died Nov. 5. Survived by children Jeff (Mary), Kevin Vollner, Cari Kramer; grandchildren Jennifer Smith, Jessica, Patrick Vollner; brother Joe (Lois) Pelly. Services were Nov. 8 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Charles Matthews

Charles A. Matthews, died Nov. 8. He was an ordained minister with the Church of Christ, former president of Great Lakes Christian College and director of retail sales for Standard Publishing. Survived by wife Velda Matthews; children Sue King, Dana Butler, Mark (Rebecca) Matthews; grandchildren Shelley Robinson, Susan King, Shana Kidd, George Burris II,

About obituaries Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. Charles Butler, Joy Allen, Heather Kinnard, April Matthews; sister Marilyn Yearty; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Ruth Davis, Reba Crawford, James Matthews. Services were Nov. 11 at Christ’s Church at Mason. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Great Lakes Christian College, 6211 Willow Highway, Lansing, MI 48917.

POLICE REPORTS Arrests/citations

Andrea P. Harmon, born 1956, possession of drug paraphernalia, 5818 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 5. Terron Cornelison, born 1991, dangerous weapon on school property and inducing panic, 5641 Belmont Ave., Nov. 3. Anna Ragsdale, born 1986, domestic violence, 1515 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 6. Anthony Johnson, born 1991, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, 1522 Cedar Ave., Nov. 5. McDade Deborah Merkt, born 1955, phone coarse language, 6128

Hamilton Ave., Nov. 5. Roland A. Maxwell, born 1982, domestic violence, 1515 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 6. Skylor Franklin, born 1986, criminal trespass, 5116 Hawaiian Terrace, Nov. 6. James Bell, born 1980, possession of drugs, 5600 Colerain Ave., Nov. 7. Peter Carter, born 1955, theft under $300, 5100 Hawaiian Terrace, Nov. 5. Reggie Haynes, born 1985, possession of open flask, 2508 Flanigan Court, Nov. 3. Troy Brown, born 1982, possession of drug paraphernalia, 5571 Colerain Ave., Nov. 4.

FOREST PARK

Incidents Aggravated burglary

6466 Devonwood Drive, Nov. 4.

Breaking and entering

1233 W. Galbraith Road, Nov. 5. 1457 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 5.

Burglary

2508 Airy Court, Nov. 4.

Theft

5100 Hawaiian Terrace, Nov. 5.

Unauthorized use of property

2665 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 2.

Vehicle theft

1722 Larch Ave., Nov. 5. 5400 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 2. 5830 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 3.

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Female reported at Goodhue, Nov. 1.

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Female reported at Gerity, Nov. 4. Female reported at West Kemper Road, Nov. 1.

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criminal trespassing at 637 Northland Blvd., Oct. 31. Juvenile female, 15, disorderly conduct at Lincolnshire and Kingsbury, Oct. 31. Juvenile, 17, 11461 Fiesta Court, carrying concealed weapon at 693 Northland Blvd., Oct. 30. Theresa Carnes, 25, 480 Dewdrop, assault at 480 Dewdrop, Oct. 30. Esther Mwilu, 31, 11651 Norbourne Drive, identity theft at 1203 W. Kemper Road, Oct. 28. Juvenile male, 11, disorderly conduct at 825 Waycross, Oct. 28. Residence entered $320 at 1440 W. Kemper Road, Oct. 29. Residence entered game console and games valued at $1,075 removed at 11758 Olympia Way, Oct. 29. Attempt made at 11714 Holgate Lane, Oct. 30.

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Natowia MaCoy, 32, 215 11th St., obstructing official business at 11550 Winton Road, Oct. 24. Juvenile male, 17, obstructing official business at 530 Northland Blvd., Oct. 23. Brandon Cardwell, 27, 612 Dewdrop, criminal trespassing at 650 Northland Blvd., Oct. 23. Juvenile female, 12, criminal damaging at 11520 Kenn Road, Oct. 21. Tyrone Cappitte, 33, 9710 Helmsley Way, drug abuse, disorderly conduct at 637 Northland Blvd., Nov. 5. Bradley Haggard, 25, 581 Bessinger,

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Phone of unknown value removed at 11431 Folkstone, Nov. 4. Merchandise valued at $1.43 removed at 693 Northland Blvd., Oct. 31. Tailgate valued at $1,000 removed at 546 Northland Blvd., Nov. 2. Jewelry valued at $400 removed at 861 Cascade, Nov. 2. Medication of unknown value removed at 11040 Quailridge, Nov. 2. Phone valued at $200 removed at

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 7291300. • Mount Healthy: Chief Al Schaefer, 728-3183. • Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 5698500. • North College Hill: Chief Paul Toth, 521-7171. • Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101. • Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220. 1231 W. Kemper Road, Oct. 28. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 1081 Smiley Ave., Oct. 30. Phone valued at $350 removed at 1231 W. Kemper Road, Oct. 31.

MOUNT HEALTHY Arrests/citations

Eric Collins, 32, 7205 Bernard Ave., drug possession at 7200 block of Bernard Avenue, Nov. 10. Velois Gaines, 49, 1685 Lakenoll Drive, aggravated menacing at 1685 Lakenoll Drive, Nov. 9. Todd Harris, 33, 9887 Marino Drive, disorderly conduct at 7500 block of Hamilton Avenue, Nov. 8.

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Woman reported jewelry stolen at 7706 Elizabeth St., Nov. 10.

NORTH COLLEGE HILL Arrests/citations

Brandon Stuckey, 23, 5824 Argus Road, drug possession, open container at 1500 block of Goodman Avenue, Nov. 9.

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REAL ESTATE COLLEGE HILL

1418 Cedar Ave.: Reese, Delores to Burrage, Anna; $20,100. 2011 Parkhurst Court: Cook, Charles D. to Mackey, Nyonu L.; $102,500. 5660 Hamilton Ave.: National City Bank to Craig, John W. Tr.; $35,900. 6621 Oak Knoll Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Simpson, Kendria; $70,000.

FOREST PARK

11687 Elkwood Drive: Nreis LLC to Triple Paly 1 LLC; $61,500. 1362 Kesta Place: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to J&M Investment Properties LLC; $57,100. 707 Cranford Drive: Jasm Properties LLC to Christoph, Mary; $93,900. 714 Carlsbad Road: HSBC Bank USA NA Tr. to Ward, Suzanne; $41,000.

871 Heatherstone Drive: Ghabel, Abbas to Head, Loretta; $75,000.

GREENHILLS

1 Imbler Drive: Hendry, Kevin R. and Jessica A. to Cosaboom, Martha J.; $100,000. 17 Imbler Drive: Zieverink, Ruth E. to Dalton, Jeremy and Julie; $93,500. 47 Drummond St.: Potterhill Homes LLC to Sanan, Carrie C. and Toby T.; $215,990.

MOUNT AIRY

2307 North Bend Road: Ball, Jonathan to Burrell, Donald J. and Gloria A.; $100,000. 2768 North Bend Road: Aurora Loan Services LLC to Highest Degree LLC; $38,000. 5887 Monfort Hills Ave.: PS Homes LLC to Molloy, Ronald D.; $36,200.

MOUNT HEALTHY

1517 Kinney Ave.: Cook, Kenneth F. to Nichols, Denise; $59,500. 1979 Lynndale Ave.: Miller, Dan S. to Fannie Mae; $64,000. 7349 Martin St.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to City of Mount Healthy, Ohio; $75,000. 9315 Rambler Place: Strack, Margaret to Berry, Ronnie; $63,000.

NORTH COLLEGE HILL 1466 Foxwood Drive: Greetis, Timothy A. to Sandlin, Jeffrey C. and Carroll A.; $95,000. 1513 Clovernoll Drive: Woodward, Errol to HSBC Bank USA NA Tr.; $54,000. 3 Beech Knoll Drive: Home Equity Corp. to Boutiere, Jeanine; $120,500. 6519 Meis Ave.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to

Wheeler, Paul; $61,000. 6821 Tarawa Drive: Weeks, David L. Tr. 5 to Green, Elaine; $74,000. 6843 Grace Ave.: Jesse Consulting LLC to Harnick, Loretta Forte and Blake; $51,000. 6907 Kleindale Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to MTS Investment Property LLC; $47,000. 8342 Carrol Ave.: Blackman, Sha Ron to Bank of America NA; $88,000.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP

10690 Hamilton Ave.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Hanson, Randall G.; $37,000. 12123 Deerhorn Drive: Mayhall, Miles G. and Carol A. to Hesselbrock, Christina M. and Jeffrey L. Hickey; $140,000. 1785 Fallbrook Lane: LCT Real

Estate Ltd. to Young, Cynthia J.; $137,000. 1839 Fullerton Drive: Fannie Mae to Pineapple Properties LLC; $70,601. 1924 Roosevelt Ave.: J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA to Tucker, Karen S.; $18,750. 1961 Windmill Way: Winchell, Margaret to Stone, Phyllis D.; $57,000. 2261 Roxanna Drive: Spaw, Pamela K. and Jeffrey W. Garrison to Longshot 2008 LLC; $44,300. 6264 Witherby Ave.: Whitaker, Keith T. and Latonia M. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $20,000. 7463 View Place Drive: PNC Bank NA Tr. to Roberts, Philip K.; $116,000. 7511 View Place Drive: Demaagd, Richard J. and Emogene to Howard, Ryan; $148,000. 8303 Roland Ave.: Penklor Properties LLC to Sanders, Tiffany N.;

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About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. $86,500. 8488 Foxcroft Drive: Bentley, William Scott Tr. to Martin, Richard; $135,000. 8881 Cottonwood Drive: Holowach, Joseph Tr. to Freeman, Maria; $20,000. 954 Crossing Pointe: The Drees Company to Kincaid, Cleo; $124,986. 994 Galbraith Road: Smith, Donald to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $148,000. 9940 Winton Road: Cunningham, Curt C. and K. Denise Brinkman to Cunningham, Curt C. and Curt C. Cunningham; $57,920.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Animals/ Nature

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-9812251 and leave your name and phone. Visit www.ggrand.org. E-

mail www.cincygrrand@yahoo.com. League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit www.tristatecart.com for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.

Education

Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children

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who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, jdressing@lngc.org. Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes.There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at burnett.gina@wintonwoods.org or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black Achievers Program that

inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit www.myy.org. YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail melittasmi@countrysideymca.org.

Entertainment

Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, inter-

ested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests,

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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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November 18, 2009

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Stop letting spinal problems be a pain in the neck. Or back. Join Mercy as two of their very own renowned physicians offer you vital information about relief from chronic or acute back and neck pain. Learn about the innovations being made at Mercy, and have the opportunity to ask specific questions while learning about our hospital’s services and procedures from: Dr. Lawrence A. Zeff, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, discussing the latest interventional treatments and spinal stimulation Dr. John B. Jacquemin, Orthopaedic Surgeon, specializing in Spinal Surgery, discussing advancements in treating back pain Whether caused from a medical condition, chronic problem, traumatic injury or the accidental weekend warrior injury, come discover important information you need for back and neck pain relief at one of Mercy’s two seminars—there’s one coming to a Mercy hospital near you!

Mt. Airy: Tuesday, December 1st, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Cafeteria on 2nd floor

Western Hills: Wednesday, December 2nd, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Western Hills HealthPlex Conference Center (adjacent to the hospital)

Seminars are FREE, no registration is required, and light refreshments will be served. Reserve your space by calling 513-981-ORTHO (6784). Learn how Mercy can not only alleviate chronic and acute back and neck pain, but help you recover quickly so you can return to the activities you love. Just another part of the Mercy Circle of Caring.

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